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Worcester democrat est. ides The ledger-enterprise est. issc CONCRETE SIDE WALLS FOR THE BRIDGE APPROACH State Roads Commission Will Build Walls Of Concrete Instead Of Wood As First Arranged WILL START WORK IN VERY SHORT TIME The walls of the approach to the new bridge over the Pocomoke river at this point on the Pocomoke City side will be of concrete instead of wood, as first arranged for. This matter had Claimed the attention of our people for some time as it was ihought that a wooden structure at t! " important poinl would he entire lj out of keeping with the other in: (. rovements. In a letter received the early part of the week by us from Mr. Francis M. Wilson, he states that the walls .will surely he of concrete. He was >n consultation with the chairman of the State Roads Commission the ear 1} part of the week. He was inform ed that the only reason for the build ing of the walls of wood was the lack ' f funds at the present time Before Mr. Wilson left the office the proper arrangements were made to finance the project and he was assurred that the concrete walls would be built and that work on them would be begun at as early a date as possible so that they would be in tact when the bridge was completed. This fact will be hail'd with delight by all of our citizens, it will give us a much beter finish to the bridge, make it more attractive to all pas sersby, and at the same time increase the parking space for cars and ve hicles in that much crowded section. Not only so, but it will be a conveni ence and benefit to the property of Powell & Long and also to the garage interests of J. Milton Clogg, both of which properties would have been badly cramped for room had a wide dirt fill been made on each side of the approach as was first contemplated. Mr. Wilson is to be congratulated upon the interest he has taken in this matter which means so much to the beauty and convenience of our town. THE WORCESTER CLUBS , HAVE A BUSY WEEK Activities Of The Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs Of Worcester County For The Past Week. The County Agent and Home Dem onstration Agent have been busy this week making the final visits for the school year Lo the Boys’ and Girls' Clubs. At Whaleyville and St. Martin’s the clubs had prepared excellent pro grams, which consisted of some very good songs including club songs of their own composition, appropriate recitations, potato and > bread lessons, and compositions on the work and aims of a club. At St. Martin’s they used the folding organ for the first time in their club meeting, which the patrons, teachers, scholars and club members have worked so very hard to t btain. The club at Ironshire, which is com posed of very small boys and girls, had a very fine club program. The stories that these children are writ ing on club activities are very inter esting and instructive. It was a joy to them to have made their own can dy to serve as refreshments at this meeting. These clubs, also Showell, West Ocean City Taylorville, Friendship, Five Mile Branch and Remson Clubs, are preparing to hold their semi monthly meetings throughout the summer at th 3 homes of the boys and girls. They have made their own plans for summer work and presented these to the County Agent and Home Demonstration- Agent. The Pocomoke Boys’ Club held its monthly meeting in the school house on Wednesday. Arrangements are being made with the State Librarian to have a branch of the Maryland State Library Association placed at Continued on page 10 POCOMOKE TO HAVE NEW BASE BALL CLUB Organization Effected On Tuesday Night. New Grounds Leased For The New Diamond. Feeling the need of some clean, legitimate attraction in Pocomoke City, a meeting was held by a number of the citizens of Pocomoke toward that end, on Tuesday, May 17th, and the following organization was form ed for baseball: President, R. I. I.ednum; vice-pres ident, R. H. Robertson; manager, H. Merrill Walters; secretary, C, H. Walker; treasurer, W. B. Sartorius. The Executive committee is as fol lows—Quince .Ashburn, M. L. Veasey, W. H. Walters, It. I Lednum, R. H. Robertson. The selection of a site on which to play ball was made and leased. A 7 foot fence is to be built around the entire grounds and this space f o be sold for signs at a certain price per running foot, which will be the cost of the erection of the fence. This i: where the business men of the town can support Pocomoke baseball by having their signs painted on the fence, the portion of the fence on which each sign appears to become the property of the owner of the sign, and to be kept up by the owner of the sign. In this way there will be no hardship imposed and our merchants can secure their advertising at a very nominal cost. The ladies of the town have a movement on foot that will materially assist in helping finance the erection of a comfortable grand stand. They have always stood by and helped any thing that would uplift Pocomoke and in this matter they are showing great interest. The Executive committee would be glad to have suggestions from them at any time as to methods for the promotion of the baseball club which means so much to the life c l ' our town. The young men of the town will render a minstrel show- at a date to be ret later, the proceeds of which will gc toward purchasing the suits and Continued on page 10 SCREEN DRAMA FOUR NIGHTS NEXT WEEK Other Nights Belong To P. H. S. Graduates. —William Farnum And Other Stars Featured. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday will be “movie” nights ac the Empire Theatre next week. Thursday anil Friday the annual Class night and Commencement exer cises for P.H.S. graduates will be held. The management announces a good program of pictures with a list of popular stars. Here they are as they will be shown nightly. A humdinger will be shown Monday according to advance reports. "Sun set Jones,” is the title and is said to portray Western life as it Jias never before been presented on the screen. Included in the cast are Irene Rich, Charles Clary, James Cordon, Kath leen O’Conner and other well known screen celebrities. On Tuesday D. W. Griffith’s “Scarlet Days” will be the attraction. While we are not familiar with this story, even the mere announcement that it is a Griffith picture is evi oence enough tc photoplay goers that it will be good. Buck Jones in “Get Your Men,” which will be shown on Wednesday, is a tale of the land where the best man wins. In “Get Your Men,” this re markable cowboy is said to surpass anything he has ever done before on or off the screen. William Farnum at his best! That is what is said of him in his latest picture—“ His Greatest .Sacrifice’’— which will be shown Saturday. The story has to do with the lives cf husband and wife, who both have ambitions to gather the applause of the public—she as an opera singer and he as a writer. He feels that his work will redound to the credit and the enjoyment of his wife and child, while she is selfish and vain, and seeks only the personal joy and posi tion her voice will bring her. She achieves fame, but she loses what she later learns to be the greatest joy— the love of her husband and her child. THE LEDGER-ENTERPRISE • POCOMOKE CITY, MARYLAND, MAY 21, 1921 Many Affairs Scheduled During Commencement Week For P.H.S.‘Grads’ Week Proper Starts Sunday When Rev. E.~ W. McDowell Will Preach Annual Sermon.--Prof. E. C. Fontaine To Deliver Address At Closing Exercises. The Commencement activities of the High School will start Sunday r.ight, May 22(1, with the sermon to Hie graduates which will be preached by the Rev. E. W. McDowell in the Salem M. E. Church. On Tuesday and Wednesday June 24th and 25th the annual exhibit of the Domestic Science and Manual Training departments will be held. The boys and girls of these depart ments have done excellent work this year and the exhibit promises to be a good one. Everyone is cordially in vited to come to the exhibit and the teachers in charge are anxious for all the patrons and friends of the school to avail themselves of this op portunity. The exhibit will be held at the High School building in the Do mestic Science rooms. Following Ihe custom of previous years, the Junior class will entertain the Seniors with a banquet on Wed nesday,* May 25th. A special orclies tra has been provided for the occa sion and the young folks are looking THE LAST DANCE OF THE SEASON Last Friday Evening’s Social Affair Concludes the Series of Dances Given By The Young Men. One of the most enjoyable dances of the season given by the young men of this city took place in the Ar mory on Friday night, May 13. Quito few complimentary cards were sent out of town but owing to the inclem ency of the weather only a few were present. The Wedliin orchstra com posed of five pieces furnished excel lent jazz music. Among those pres ent from here were:— Mr. and Mrs. Ferre! Bowen, Mr. end Mrs. W. Sidney Stevens, Mr. and Mrs. Claude Davis. Mr. and Mrs. Norris M. Young, Mr. and Mrs. Mark Callahan, Misses Primrose Ennis, Anne Blaine, Alice It. Young, Sadie Jones, Mildred Clogg, Rhoda Walters. Mabel Davis, Gladys Gordy, Eliza beth Tull. Charlotte Young, Edna Callahan, Lolota Gillespie, Lillian Bowland and Messrs. Griffin Calla han, Linwood Ellis, T. A. Ward, F. D. Young, John Ward, Clinton Duncan, L. W. Carr, Scott Porter, Edward Cladding, Cecil Holland, Robert Cop per, Leonard Griffith and Dr. R. Lee Hall. Among the r ut of town guests were Miss Lillian Riley, of Snow Hill; Miss Jennie Fletcher, of Accomac; Messrs. Thomas Sharpley, of Greenbackville; Charles Millar, of Cape Charles; and Thomas Blackstone and Alfred Ma son, of Accomac. The series of dances given under the direction of Messrs. Ferrel Bow er. and T. A. Ward have been up to a high standard and much enjoyed by all. It is learned with regret, that due to the removal of the piano from the floor, these pleasant little affairs will be discontinued for the season. Attending Maryland Bankers’ Association Th Maryland Bankers’ Associalb ■ has been in session at Atlantic City, N. J., this week and as a matter of fact most of those interested in the banking business of the State have been in attendance. The session is said to have been one of the most in teresting i nthe history of the associa tion and it was very largely attended from the various sections of Mary land. Matters of finance were dis cussed and the bankers of the State returned to their homes in better shape to meet the problems that con front thm. Those present for Poco moke City were Messrs. Francis M. Wilson, John W. Ennis, Colmore E. Byrd, Milton L. Veasey and Eugene W’. Veasey. They all report a most enjoyable trip. AND forward to a good time on that even ing. Thursday night, May 26th will be Class night at which exercise the Senior class will have complete charge of the program. The class is now working on a one act play which will be presented. This together with the other class activities, should make tile program a very interesting one. The Commencement exercises will be held on Friday night, May 27. Prof. E. Clarke Fontaine, former principal of the school, has been se cured as the speaker for the evening. The “Old Home Prize” essay will be also presented on this occasion and the medal will Be awarded. Both the Class night and Com mencement exercises will be held at the theater aad the exercises will be gin each evening promptly at 8.15. Reserved seats will be on sale for both of these occasions. The price of admission for Class night will 35 i cents, and for the Commencement ex ercises 50 cents. K. OF P’S. PLAN ENTERTAINMENT Will Hold Big Social Event Friday, June 3d, For Members And Their Families. Pocomoke Lodge, No. 96, Knghts of Pythias, is arranging for one of the greatest social affairs that ever oe ■ urred in our town. The place of holding same has not been definitely settled upon, but in all probability it will occur in the Presbyterian Church parlor. The evening promises to lie one of much pleasure to the lodge and their families. The mem bers, with all of the grown members of their family will be invited to be present together with the widows of all deceased members. Grand Chancellor Bryce W. John son, of Cambridge, and Mr. A. Sten gle Marine, of the same town, have consented to be present and make ad dresses. It is expected that other speakers will also be in attendance"'. During the evening choice refresh ments will be served and a great so cial treat is in store for all who are present. The Knights of Pythias is one of the strongest lodges in our city. In the last few months it has taken on r.ew life and many new members have been initiated into the secrets of Pythianism. It is for the purpose of becoming better acquainted with one another that this entertainment is planned and we are sure that the af fair will work for good to the order. It is expected that from 200 to 250 persons will participate in the doings cf the evening and this being the case it will undoubtedly bo one of the largest affairs of its kind ever staged in Pocomoke City. Pocomoke City Has Another New Garage Another now garage is on the list in Pocomoke City. It is known as the Eastern Shore Garage and is located ii. the rear of the building on Willow street occupied by the Eastern Shore Farmers Exchange and generally known as the Townsend Stable prop erty. The proprietors of this new en terprise arc Messrs. Stanley Parks and Cecil Holland. These are both deserving young men and they are thoroughly reliable. They are giving the business their personal attention end work left with them will be look ed after with the greatest care. Those who have had work done by them say that it has given perfect satisfaction. They do their own work and being familiar with the business they are in a position to look after it properly. We wish these young men success and we predict for them their full share of the public’s natroitagc. POCOMOKE CITY TO HAVE CLEAN-UP WEEKS Ordinance Recently Passed By The Mayor And Council Make Clean-Up Compulsory, In keepng with other well-regulat ed towns of the State, Pocomoke City will in the future have what is known Hie country over as “Clean-Up Weeks.’. This is provided for in an ordinance passed by the City Council and approved oy the Mayor on Mon day evening last, a copy of which will be found in our advertising columns this week and should be read by ev ery citizen of the town, as it carries a penalty for its violation. The ordina ice provides that all owners or renters of lands within the corporate limits of Pocomoke City, “shall between the 30th day of May, 1921, and the loth day of June, 1921, and the Ist day of October, 1921 and the 15th day of October, 1921 ,and be tween the same dates in each year hereafter, cause such lot or lots, etc., to be thoroughly cleaned of all refuse, l übbish, trash, waste and useless and discarded materials or articles and weeds or other noxious or useless plants.” And for the violation of these provisions the ordinance car ries a fine and ersts, and if such fine and costs are net paid, then imprison ment for a certain number of days. We are sure that the mere an nouncement of the dates for cloaning up will be all that will be necessary for our people. Most of them keep their premises in order, and those who are a little careless in the matter will be glad 13 conform to the provis ions of the ordinance, now that it is passed. We venture the assertin, that while so many ordinances are violated this is one that will never be violated by any of our citizens. All of our people take pride in' the appearance of the town and we are confident that they will all do their part to make Poco moke City what it has for many years been one of the cleanest and most sanitary towns in the entire State. Don’t wait for “Clean-uD Week,” but clean-up every week. THE FRIDAY EVENING BRIDGE CLUB BANQUET Defeated Members Of The Friday Evening Bridge Club Entertain The Successful Members. Perhaps the most brilliant social function of the season was the elab orate banquet given at the Atlantie Hotel n Berlin Tuesday evening by the “defeated six” members of the Friday evening Bridge Club in honor of the six winners. This club was organized ten years ago and during the winter the twelve members are entertained at the vari ous homes and scores kept with the understanding that at the end of the season the six holding low scores en tertain at a dinner the six high. Last year the banquet was held it. Pocomoke. This year the plans were not divulged by those in the secret un til the evening if the affair when two automobiles were requisitioned and Ihe young ladies were carried to Ber lin where a most delightful repast awaited them in the Atlantic Hotel dining room. Mr. C. C. Hudson was the only male member of the party and needless to say, thoroughly enjoyed taking car p of twelve of the feminine sex. The table was attractively deco rated with cut flowers and the place cards very appropriately represented the four suites of cards tied with col ored ribbon to match and containing an original verse for each member. These were reap aloud and caused considerable merriment after which a toast was given the Club. The favors were miniature baskets of colored paper filled with salted peanuts. The winners this year who enjoyed the hospitality of the losers were: Misses Sadie Jones, Ella Wilson, Net tie Barnes, Alice R. Young, Mrs. Emma Stevenson and Mrs. J. Paul Young. The defeated members were. Mrs. M. L. Veasey, Mrs. J. Harry Young, Mrs. G. E. Powell, Mrs. Jas. F. Dryden, Miss Ollie Costen and Mrs. Norris M. Young. VOLUME 41. NO. 21 AMERICAN LEGION POST ORGANIZED IN POCOMOKE At A Meeting On Tuesday Night Permanent Officers Were Elect ed By Ex-Service Men. J. ROBERT LANE POST COMMANDER As was stator! in these columns two weeks ago the ex-service men of this community had decided to establish a Post of the American Legion in Po comoke City and had effected a tem porary organisation to this end. Since that time the interest has grown con siderably and on Tuesday evening last another meeting was held in the directors’ room of the Citizens Na tional Bank and a permanent organi zation was the result. The following ere the officers elected: Tost Commander, J. Robert Lane; vice-commander, Paul Bisscll; post adjutant, J. Ralph Gordy; treasurer, J. P. Blaine, Jr.; service officer, W. Sidney Stevens, employment officer, Ferrall Bowen; chaplain, John H. Callahan; historian, Godfrey Child; athletic officer, Dr. A. A. Parker; sargeant-at-arms, Charles Crockett. A number of committees were ap pointed to complete the work of or ganization, including a committee on Constitution and By-Laws, a commit tee on membership and news service together with a committee to suggest a name for the Post. The plan will be to have a number of names submitted and the name receiving the highest number of votes will be the one adop ted. Purely democratic, is it not. Before adjournment a committee was appointed to meet with the Posts cf Berlin and Scow Hill, to co-operate with them in adopting some kind of a memorial to be erected to the ser vice men of Worcester county who lost their lives in the late World War. Another meeting of the Legion will be held in the Firemen’s Room in the Municipal Building at an early date, due notice of which all the members will receive. As we have ~aid before, we com mend these young men for the spirit they have displayed and we wish the Post that success it justly deserves. SUGGESTION TO THE CITIZENS OF POCOMOKE How About A Big Celebration To Dedicate The New River Bridge. When the work is completed on the new bridge which proudly spans the I’ocomoke river ar. the foot of Market street let us all unite and have a rousing big celebration and demon stration in this city. Lot the mer chants and grocers co-operate and put; i n a big worth while sale to boost their products and stimulate trade. Hotel and restaurant proprietors get together and offer some special in ducements. The public spirited men o!' the town organize and plan some special exercises to last one day or the entire week. The women of the town will help. They are always willing and ready to do anything for the welfare and pro gress of their home town. The school cluldren will gladly take an active part. This is a wonderful little city with thousands of opportunities to broad en and branch out. “Progress” is a little word with a mighty big mean ing. Let us do something BIG! The dedication of the new bridge, of which we are so justly nroud, offers a splen did opportunity for us to co-operate and boost our home town. “The People” Will Resume Publication Mr. C. C. Holloway, of Salisbury and Snow Hill, was in our town on Thursday last looking after business matters. We understand that he will this week bring to. life “The People" of Snow Hill.