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WORCESTER DEMOCRAT EST. 1898 THE LEDGER-ENTERPRISE EST. 188 C Pocomoke Team Has Big Week i Play Five Games And Re cord Five Victories To Their List. SHUT OUT PARKSLEY AND PRINCESS ANNE I Since our last issue the Pocomoke Dane Ball Team has had a successful week on the diamond, having played five games with the Strongest clubs on the shore and every one of the contests have resulted in a victory for our home team. Briefly stated, for we must be brief this week, thc.r record for the week is as follows: Pocomoke 2; Princess Anne 0. In a pitcher’s battle on Friday of lust week in Princess Anne Stanley for Pocomoke beat Ringold in the pinches and shut out Princess Anne, the score being 2 to 0. Stanley had something on the hall at all times raid easily disposed of Princess Anne's best hitters when in danger, Pocomoke scored in the third on Stan ley's single to left, Knode’s sacrilice and Pruitt’s double to right, and again in the seventh on Shriver’s single, a pass to Underwood and Knode’s two-base hit over the left held fence. Knode’s bare-hand stop for the last out was the fielding fea ture. Pocomoke 7; Onancock 5. At Onancock on Saturday afternoon the Pocomoke boys scored the second' victory of the week. The game was an interesting one from start to fin ish and while the score was not as good as that of the previous day stiff some good ball playing was done by both sides. Collins and Rothrock pitched for Pocomoke and kept Onancock safe at all times. The score Pocomoke 7; Onancock 5, Pocomoke 12; Chincoteague 2. On Monday the Chincoteague club and our team crossed bats and still another victory was scored for our home team. Pocomoke proved a lit tle strong for the visitors and the windup showed a score of 12 to 2. The battery for Pocomoke m this garie was Ncsbit and Owens. Pocomoke 5; Parksley 0. Possibly one of the greatest sur prises of the season was the result; oi the game on Tuesday morning last when the fourth game between' Parksley and Pocomoke was played. [ The contest was on the diamond ini this town and was the first game ad vertised for the fair week. Parksley l.ad won three straight games from our home team and to be sure they were sure of the fourth. Imagine their surprise when they were shut out in asto 0 score. The battery for Pocomoke was Stanley and Mar vel and for Parksley Shepke ard B>rd. Wednesday it rained and because of that fact the game scheduled for tin. day was called off. Pocomoke 9; Crisfield 6. > On Thursday Vnorning the Crisfield Team crossed bats again with the Po comoke boys and the result was the fifth straight victory lor our team. The Crisfield team is a strong one and always plays good ball but this time they must surely been a little Oil their clip for they lost the game by a score of 9to 6. The game at tracted great attention and it is sa d that the crowd that witnessed it was by far the largest that has ever as sembled on the new base ball park. Battery for Pocomoke Nesbit, Collins and Marvel and for Crisfield Ulm, Schuler and Fink. Two Very Enjoyable Dances This Week Two dances were given in the Ar- j rnory this week, by Gore’s Novelty Orchestra which were very much en ( joyed, by all who participated. The first occurred on Wednesday night and the other Thursday night with a large crowd of home people and out w town visitors present both even ings. T-he music rendered by the Novelty Orchestra was excellent. ♦ • M. E. Church Makes Another Improvement The Methodist Episcopal Churcn tne of the prettiest buildings in our city, has made still another improve ment. During the last week windows! . ard doors have been covered with j copper wirfe screens making the in terior free from mosquitoes and Hies and presenting a nedt and most at tractive appearar.ee on the out-id'’. This church is a handsome, modern (difice with wide-awake members always on the alert for anything which will improve the appearance of liie church or increase interest in. i*s meetings, PARTY HARMONY IS NOW ASSURED Political Writer Says Factional Dif ferences In Baltimore Have AH Been Laid Aside. The continuation of the arrange ments to restore harmony in tie ranks and among the leaders of the two factions of the democratic party here, have progressed to such an e.\- j tent that there will probably bo no more trouble in regard to the matter except in some minor particular?, which will not interfere to any great ( extent with the plans of those who have been at work to get the party in shape to make a winning fight in the coming campaign. One cr two would-be candidates nave been rather obstreferous, and have boasted loud ly as to their intentions to fight the whole united organization, but no one has taken their word seriously, for they are men whose standing in the community would enable them to I accomplish anything in the vote get ting—for their only chances would be to have the backing of some sort ol j an established organization, and that ' they have not the slightest chance of 'securing, for both the old organiza tion crowds ,under the leadership of Mr. Mahon, and the followers of Mr \ Kelly, under the direction of that chieftan, are now working in harmony | and peace in such away as to remind jthe people of the days some year? ago, when these two able politicians i worked together in all parts of the town without a jar or a note of dis j ! cord from Fell's Point to the limits of IDu id Hill Park, and from Locust i Point to Clifton. These two leaders j art wise men in their line and in their day. and generation. They know the town and the people better than any other two men in Baltimore, ar.d they know just how much division and strife the rank and file of the democrats will stand from their lead ers, and they know that they ha' e about reached the limit of the popular patience. The democrats of Baltimore are very weary of seeing their party divided up and rendered ineffective through the jealousies and quarrels. of their leaders, and these leaders, know this hence the eager willing- j r.css with which they grasped ■thej Governor’s proffer of mediation, anij without a long time spent in prelim- 1 inary negotiations, came together in an agreement which they are working together to carry out in such good faith that it augurs well for the fu ture of the city democracy. The real ti nth is the outlook for the democratic party in Baltimore has not been as bright for a long time as it is at the present, and the republicans are cor respondingly depressed at the situa tion. \ Pocomoke City Now Has New Night Watchman The town authorities have appoint-: e' Mr. Lee Mason as night policeman | of our town and he has entered upon , j his duties. So far we believe the ap - pointment has met with the approval I by our-people. Mr. Mason is a mar. of about the right age for the job; and most of our people are of the j opinion he has the qualifications for the position. He is pleasing and ac commodating with the public and s i firm enough to command the respect which his official position demands. I I AND THE LEDGER-ENTERPRISE POCOMOKE CITY, MARYLAND, AUGUST 20, 1921 SAMUEL M. CROCKETT Democratic Candidate For House of Delegates of Maryland Respectfully asks the men and women voters of Wor cester County to hear his cause before casting their ballots at tl\e Primary Election on September 9th. PREACHER AND WIFE GIVEN SURPRISE PARTY Rev. And Mrsi Albert Bicheil, Of WestoVer, Given Surprise Party And Straw Ride Last Week. A great surprise party and straw ride was given at the parsonage at Wcstovcr, Mil., to the Rev. Albert and Airs. Bicheil in honor of Mrs, Mary Leader, of Baltimore, a sister of Mrs. Bicheil, who has been their guest for some time, The party was given by the Wide Awake .Social of Cokesburv. I'ocomoke Md. The evening was enjoyably spent in playing games, including an ice ice cream contest by Mr. Wallace Taylor, Mr. John Payne and Mrs. Leader. The prize was awarded to Air. Taylor, including the secret rem edy and hair restorer. Mr, Taylor said there’s no need of bald heads new, and is willing to help you for j the asking of same. The party in cluded: Mr. and Mrs. Wood Payne and I daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Gridin, Mr. and Mrs. Brittingham, Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. John Payne, Mr. and Mrs. John Holley, Mrs. Harris, Mr. and Mrs. Wood Long, Rev. Albert and Mrs. Bicheil, Miss Hilda Bicheil, Mrs. Mary Leader. After refreshmente were served a few recitations added to the fun and the merry makers departed for their homes singing “God Be With You Till We Meet Again.” The auto was furnished by Mr. and Mrs. Wallace i Taylor. j DELAWARE STATE FAIR OPENS SEPTEMBER STH i ; Thursday, The Bth, Will Be Sussex County Day. Many Demonstra tions To Be Held. Thursday, September Bth, will be J Sussex county day at the Dclawaie State Fair and many of the demon strations by the Boys and Girls Clubs and the special exhibitions of farm produce from Sussex will be the chief features. County Farm Agent Vaughn is preparing what he believes will be the best and most extensive display that Sussex countains have ever sent to the Fair. The program embraces canning and sewing demonstrations, baking and style displays that will provide inter est for every moment. What has been J done through the successful innocula j tior. of soy beans; the need for plant ’ i ing selected corn, free from root-rot: 1 samples of Huban’s white clover ami 1 Japan clover, that it is believed will ; revolutionize the pasture lands of the 1 state; the phenominal and successful giowth of Virginia sweet potatoes and the culling of poultry and the splendid results achieved from the method are but a few of the many bright things for the farmer and his wife that will be demonstrated on | Thursday. Miss Emerson, club agent says the display of club activities will exceed r.ny other year. The Boys and Girls Clubs will bo well represented. There will be a demonstration by the can r.ing club of Cedar Grove under the ( direction of Mrs. C. A. Colell, of Mil (ford and a very entertaining spec tacle will be the exhibit of the Shaw- Clothing Club under the di rection of Mrs. E. J. Lewis, of Mil ford who will show handmade organ die dresses and hats, j All athletes contemplating taking part in the athletic meet on Monday, Labor day, September sth, must file their entries before August 27th, with J T. Godfrey, 6 East Seventh street, I Wilmington. k ENTERTAINS IN HONOR j OF BRIDE-TO-BE —'— Mrs, L. Paul Eweii Gives Delight ful Bridge Luncheon To Many Guests Tuesday. Miss Katharine Stevens, whose marriage to Mr. Earl Etch-son, of Gaithersburg, Aid., will take place the 3ist of this month, was guest of hon- O' - at a very delightful luncheon given by Mrs. L. Paul Ewell Tuesday after noon at her home on Market street. After a well appointed luncheon serv ed at 1 o’clock the guests were enter tained with progressive bridge. The guest prize presented by the hostess to Miss Stevens was a dozen maderia tea napkins. The invited guests present were:— Mrs. A. H. Stevens. Mrs. Sidney Ste vens, Mrs. John Stevens, Mrs. Robeit Lane, Mrs. John Clarke, Mrs, Jay I!. Cullen, Mrs. Farrei Bowen, Mrs. E. h Maddox, Mrs. Claude Davis, Mrs. Annie Hargis, Mrs. Hattie King, and Alisses Katharine Stevens, Rosemary .Stevens, Louise Byrd, Rhoda Walters, Marcclina Schoolfield, Mary Scott, Mildred Clogg, Primrose Ennis, Anne MacM. Lloyd, Edna Ashburn, Myrtle, Ashburn, Mable Davis, Bertha Wal ters, Wilhemina Walters, all of this city; Miss Edith Crawford, of Pitts burgh, and Miss Cynthia Clemlanie l of Chestertown. NEAR EAST RELIEF EXTENDED TO AUG 31 Farmers Have Until That Date To Send In Their Donations Of Grain To The Fund ~ / Because of local conditions in somf of the counties, the closing time of the Grain Appeal made by the Near East Relief, has been extended from August 15th to August 31st, is tf!e announcement from Maryland Head quarters, 14 West Franklin street, Baltimore. Splendid organizations have been formed in a number ol the counties and even in those where hail ruined the crops, and the farmers had to help each other, farmers are promising do nations. Talbot county has enlisted heartily for the campaign but has gone even farther and formed a permanent Near ! East Relief organization with Charlcs I'. Broucham as chairman. Mr. Brou cham is in the auto business and has armed his salesman with posters and instructions. They wilKcarry the ap peal for grain to every hamlet, eveiy | store and farmer whom they ap-! pcoach. Mr. Broucham also will send ■ trucks to collect the grain donated | and convey it to the assembling point, j 1 At Preston, Caroline county, W. C. j Thomas, county agent and Joseph IC. Hull, from Maryland Headquarter#,] addressed a meeting of the farmers, association. The members unani-| mously endorsed the campaign, rec- j ommended the membership to give ] ! liberally and requested each member to see farmers not members of the as sociation and request their coopera tion. A warehouse in Preston was se lected for the assembling of grain given and a committee of three mem- j bers appointed to be at the ware house all day on the Ingathering Day, August 20th. Dr. T. B. Symons, Director of the Extension Service, University of Maryland, has sent a letter, to all county agents and members of the federations announcing the extension of’ the appeal to August 31 and ask ing their support. In Anne Arundel, G. W. Norris, county agent reports, that although the county grows but little grain, yet it will do its full share on the grain appeaL _ _ Pocomoke Fair Draws To A Close : Many Visitors In Town During The Past Week Many persons visited our town the past week. This, of course was due to the fact that it was Fair Week, and most of them came to see the ponies trot. It was impossible for our re porters to get all of the names there were so many of them. Pocomoke was glad to have them and our people, generally will join us in expressing the hope that they all enjoyed their stay in our midst; that they got much pleasure out of the fair and that they will return, bringing their friends with them, when the big show opens its gates again in 1022. DEMOCRATS ASSEMBLE TO CONFER ON TICKET Representative Party Men Gather At County Seat. —Large Num ber Were Present. In response to the call issued last week by the State Central Committee of this county, a representative bony of democrats from all sections of the county assembled at Snow Hill on Monday afternoon last for a confer ence in the hope that the various can didates for the offices to be filled this fall might be agreed upon and in this way avoid a primary contest in the county. The meeting was called to order by Mr. Calvin 15. Taylor, a member of the State Central Committee for the Ber lin district and Mr. Franklin Upshur was elected as chairman. Mr. William 0. Powell, of Snow Hill, was selected as secretary. The meeting was well attended, in fact more largely attend-- cd than had been expected. All sec tions of the county were represented, so that the rooms of the Municipal Building, in which the meeting was held, were taxed to their capacity. Several gentlemen of political prominence throughout the county made short addresses, touching on some things that were vital to the in terest and welfare of the party and the meeting got down to business | proper. It was agreed that the various of fices to be filled be taken in their or der and that as the districts were called in their order the representa tives from the districts name candi dates,if any they had, for said offices. In cases where there appeared to be no contests the candidates named should have the endorsement of the meeting. The result was as follows: For State Senator, Hon. Orlando Harrison,_of Berlin. No contest. For Register of Wills, Dr. Pau 1 Jones, of Snow Hill. No contest. For County Commissioners, two to be chosen, Mr. J. Windsor Bounds, o £ Pocomoke City and Dr. John I). Dick erbon , of Stockton. For County Surveyor, Mr. Wjlliam J Pitts, of Berlin. For Sheriff, J. P. Johnson, of Snow | Hill; and Thomas T. Brimer, of Bex |lron. For House of Delegates, George L. j Barnes, Jr., of Girdletree; Horace ! 1 avis, of Berlin; Dale Showell, of I Conan City; Frank P. Bratten and ' Samuel M. Crockett, of Pocomoke 1 City. It will thus be seen that some thin ! ning out will have to be done or a ! primary election is inevitable. Only I one man can be nominated for sheriff and three for the House of Delegates. The time for the filing of paper., with the election supervisors expired ai midnight last night, August the 1!) j and as we went to press in the early a f ternoon it was impossible for us to learn just what had been done in ref erence to the tangle. To be sure it is hoped by all good democrats that some disposition of the matter will be made whereby a primary election will be avoided and the party present a united front to the fflgjWy at the coming fall election. 7 ’ John Clarke very pleasantly ef .tamed about 80 of her frienns v progressive bridge Thursday morn ■ng at the home of her father, Mr. James T. Young, of Second street. VOLUME 41. NO. 34 -♦ From Most Every Viewpoint. ! THURSDAY BIGGEST DAY YET RECORDED The 1!)21 Poccmoke Fair, which as \ we go to press is seeing the closing ! hours, proved to be one of the great i est meets in the history of the Asso ciation. Just as we had predicted the efforts of the management to give a great show this year were duly appreciated by the public and in response to the. appeal made, large crowds were in attendance. i The first day was equal to any Tuesday in previous years and the show had a good start. Wednesday it rained the entire day and there ■ was virtually “nothing doing.” It was too disagreeable to race and because cf this fact very few persons sought admission. Thursday was the banner day and it is a fact that the large grounds were taxed to their capacity to take care of the vast crowds that sought admission. It is estimated that there were at the lowest calcula tion 10,000 on the grounds, thus breaking the record of any year since the track was first built. The contests of speed were up ;o the standard while the exhibits and ’ attractions were far in excess of any thing that had been seen in former years. The Bright Light Shows ad ded much to the pleasure of the pa trons. All of their entertainments were of a high order and nothin/; was seen or heard that detracted to I the pleasure of the throngs that vis- I ited the Midway. They were open every evening and the grounds were " crowded until most the midnight hour. Good order prevailed and noth | ing occurred to mar the pleasure of ' any. Taken as a whole the public are deeply grateful to the management I for one of the best fairs that has ever occurred on the peninsula. While most of the patrons visited the exhibit hall and the surrounding , grounds and took in the various ex ' hibits, still there are' others who diet rot do so. For the benefit of those who did not and also for the benefit of our many distant readers, we give the list in full so that they may have some idea of just what was to be seen around about the big show. The following exhibits were seen in the [ large exhibit hall, just as they came . on either side of the large hall: E. S. Adkins & Co., of Salisbury, Building Material of all kinds. T. F. Hargis Department Store, I’c comoke City, Furniture of all kinds, , together with pianos and Victrolas. This was the largest display 'in the building, it taking five full sections to . take care of it. A real home was ar tistically arranged, with Bed Room, Living Room, Dining Room and Kitchen, everything being so arrang cd that one could at a moments no tice step right in and go to house keeping.* In the musical department this firm was displaying an electric ally equipped Packard Reproducing ' Piano, which attracted much atten- P tion. , The Milford Music and Furniture ' Company, of Milford, Del., pianos and furniture. The Farmers and Merchants Pur chasing Corporation of Pocomoke City, the Studebaker Automobile. J. The Flower Exhibit was next in or der; it was a fine display and won much favor. Next was the Ladies’ Handiwork Department. This caught the atten tion of the ladies. ' The exhibit of the Home Demon stration work claimed the attention of the ladies and proved one of the , interesting sections of the hall, j. Next came the Canned Goods, Pro serves, Cakes, Bread, etc. Beautiful t . behold and delicious in tasts. A fine exhibit. 0 The Fruit and Vegetable Depart '' ments was more elaborate than ever There were 23 exhibits of sweet po y tatoes and it looked as though any of a them were prize winners. Other ar ticles in this department were more .'. numerous than ever and the quality Continued on Page 8.