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| AND A THE LEDGER-ENTERPRISE WORCESTER DEMOCRAT KST. 1898 THE LEDGER*ENTERPRISE EST 1880 ANNUAL MEETING OF STATE FARM BUREAU JAN. 6-8 Plans For Convention To Be Held l In Baltimore Being Pushed Rapidly LARGEST GATHERING OF MEMBERS AND FARMERS | ~ I Plans for the tenth annual conven- j ••n of the Maryland Agricultural 1 Satiety—the Maryland Farm Bureau ! Federation which is to be held in Bal- j tfanore city on January 6-7-8, 1926, are rapidly assuming definite shape! aad from the enthusiasm being shown im the Farm Bureau counties of the ; State, it’s going to be the biggest; gathering of farmers and Farm Bu-; ■eau members ever held in this State j under similar auspices. All that is J needed to bring about a realization of | lAtis conjecture is good weather aided I by a willingness on the part of the Bombers to sacrifice a little time on ; tie farms. This year’s program, on which State Farm Bureau Secretary M. Mel vin Stewart has been working for weeks will outstrip that of previous conventions in many ways and the delegates and others who attend are going to hear some excellent talks by men of prominence in agriculture and •tiler walks of life. A special effort; is being made to have the delegates; bring their wives to this meeting and i it is assured that there will be ample j entertainment and recreation to make the sojourn in the Maryland metropo- , Ks a pleasant one. The women will] afeo be keenly interested in the an- j nnal meeting of the Home and Com fejk 'BMmity Department of the State] V Farm Bureau Federation which will 1 be held on the second day of the! SBeeting, January 7th. !, Among the speakers who have al- j ready been scheduled for addresses at the different sesions of the parent body are: Governor Ritchie, Daniel Willard, president of the Baltimore &' Ohio Railroad, E. P. Cohill, president •f the Maryland Farm Bureau Feder ation, Charles J. Brand, secretary treasurer of the National Fertilizer Association, Washington, D. C.; John L. Alcock, president Baltimore Asso-I ciation of Commerce, Rev. David Hughes, of ‘Baltimore; Edward A.] O’Neal, president of the Alabama Farm Bureau Federation, James W. •avis, of Harford county; vice-presi dent of the Maryland Farm Bureau j Fedration; Dr. A. F. Woods, presi-j dent of University of Maryland and! Hiss Mary Mims, Louisiana Farm ■ Bureau Federation. , ‘ ] Sister Of Pocomoke Woman Died Friday ! Mrs. Leroy Lee, wife of Leroy Lee! <md daughter of Mr .and Mrs. E. H. •arsons, Parksley, Va., died uddenly sS Fayetteville, N. C., on Friday Morning of lat week. Funeral services were held at the j home of her parents on Sunday last at 2.30 P. M., the officiating clergy-; men being Rev. Mr. Holland of the M. ] P. Church, and Rev. Mr. Everett, of the Baptist Church, of which denomi •alien the. deceased was a member; interment was made in the Parksley •emetery. Mrs. Lee is survived by her hus band; by two children—James Law sence and Anne Margarett;by two brothers, A. K. Parsons, of Branden ton, Fla.; and H. S. Parsons of An drew, S. C.; and by four sisters, Mrs. David Wiltbank, Jr., of Pocomoke City; Mrs. C. C. Perdue Painter, Va.; and Misses Vesta and Emma Par-, sons, of Parksley, Va. Floral tributes of great beauty at tested the love and esteem entertain ed for the deceased by a large circle •f friends and relatives. 0 Cokesbury Epworth League Gives Entertainment j** The Cokesbury Epworth League gat on a very interesting program December 6th in behalf of getting subscriptions to the Epworth Herald, a paper devoted to the league work. Miss Blanche Taylor, the leader for the evening with the assistance of the V eabinet and several members, put a- cross the trial of Mr. Indifference, a special program for the occasion. All taking part did credit to themselves, and all present enjoyed the occasion immensely. C c THE CORY Head-On Collision On Market Street Another apparent ease of careless auto driving occurred on Market street last Monday evening when a car, trailing a truck, turned out to pass without noting that another caj was approaching; result—a head-on I collision. 'The occupants of one car were Lank Phoebus, of Somerset county, accompanied by Mr. Hill; and the : other, Dr. R. Lee Hall, of this city. I Fortunately none of these experienced ; i any injury; the cars, however, were I, badly smashed. A driver has a perfect right, of course to pass a machine ahead, but ] it is well that he survey the scenery before he does and make sure there is no approaching car. Should the col lision take place, the one attempting! to pass is on the wrong side of the road and becomes liable for damages. | CHRISTMAS SEALS HELP i TUBERCULOSIS SUFFERERS! Patients Examined By Clinics Sup ported By Sale Of These Little Stickers At Christmas-Time i. Last year approximately eighteen! hundred patients were examined in [ the counties of Maryland, by the clin-1 ■ ician of the Maryland Tuberculosis j] Association. Of this number, morel than six hundred of those examined ] 11 were found to be manifest tubercu-1 losis cases. i i ■ The records for the first eight months of 1925 show that more than nineteen hundred patients have been examined. These clinics which are made possi-!, ble by the sale of the little Tubercu- j ‘ losis Christmas Seals, are rendering j' distinct service to the people of this j and other counties in the State, who are unable to pay for a consultant’s ]' examination. Known cases of Tuberculosis, sus- j pects, and contacts are examined when referred by physicians for diagnosis. This results in the discovery of many < early cases being subsequently rec ommended for sanatorium treatment. Lost year 13 clinics were held in this county. The clinican examined; 106 patients, and found 47 manifest ; tuberculosis cases. Seventy per cent of all the returns j ( received in this county from the sale i of Christmas Seals will remain in the) county to finance county Health work. ; The thirty per cent which is sent to the State office at Baltimore is used ito help support Tuberculosis clinics. ! As a result of these clinics, fami- ( lies are advised by the clinician and the Public Health Nurses, as to the i proper Health care and Prophylactic] measures in general, which has re-j suited in the protection and care of | the public. | Buy Christmas Seals; they save human lives. Much Interest Shown In Williams P.-T. Association The Parent-Teachers’ Association,' j Williams school, was organized in the j spring of 1924. The patrons show i I great interest. As the attendance at j these meetings is increasing, this co-1 operation it is felt, will be kept up | throughout the coming year. The last meeting was held on De- j cember 4, 1925. A very interesting! program was given by the patrons! and pupils. The Seventh grade con tributed much to the entertainment of those present by a dramatization of ' the “Courtship of Miles Standish.” This was the outgrowth of the regftfar class work in literature. 1 xs After the meeting those present | were served with refreshments by the J ladies. The next meeting will be held on January 8, 1926. L j Banks Will Be Closed Next Friday And Saturday , Next week will be a most suitable , one for week-end visitations. Friday, • Saturday, and Sunday—three holidays s in succession, Saturday having been ■ proclaimed one by the Governor. The l two banks of this city give notice 1 that they will be closed on Saturday , after Christmas day. Bank business i will have to be attended to on Thurs day. POCOMOKE CITY, MD., SATURDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1925 ROTARY CLUB HAS A DISTINGUISHED VISITOR “Corney” Garretson, Of Wilming ton, Del., Gives Splendid Talk On Business Methods The local liotary Club has held four j successive 100% meetings, it is for tunate that every one was present at last Monday’s dinner to hear “Cor ney” Garrettson, of Wilmington, Del., give his splendid talk on “Business Methods.” “Corney” is in the rubber hose! manufacturing work, and is probably | one of the largest concerns in the; world making his article. He has; built up a tremendous business, and, apparently has done so by adhering to a code of ethics that very few men in the commercial world have been able to live up to. He has made it a point to manufac- 1 ture such goods as can be depended upon, to sell them at afair profit, to inform his trade and even his com petitors as to all points of his system, treat every customer alike, and prac tice the Golden Rule. Mr. Garrettson’s talk was most im pressive. His manner carried convic tion,and no one failed to understand ! that he had his own ideas as to com mercial relations and was practicing them to the limit. He has, therefore, gained inter-national prominence and secured the confidence of all who ever had dealings with him. The Club had as its guest that night “Bill” Boileau, past president of the Scranton, Pa., Rotary’ Club. “Bill” is now at Salisbury. The local club is now striving* for a 100% attend- 1 ance for the month of December. If’ that can be accomplished, Pocomoke! will be at the top of the heap in the 34th district with a very remote j chance of having any company. AGED STOCKTON WOMAN DIED LAST THURSDAY Mrs. Elizabeth Parsons Answers Roll Call Of Time —Had Been Invalid For Years. (Communicated) Mrs. Lizzie Parsons on last Thurs day passed away to the Great Beyond. 1 She was the widow of the late Jehu 1 Parsons, long deceased, and was in her eighties. For several years Mrs. j Parsons has been an invalid and made] her home with her son, Elmer and] wife who were a devoted son and daughter to her in her declining years and ministered to her with gentle land loving kindness. , j Mrs. Parsons was of a gentle and ! unassuming nature and had many friends who knew her worth. She i was a member of the M. E. Church, j but for years has been unable to at- ] tend or engage in active service. She j leaves three sons and two daughters, and several grandchildren: Capt. jSnow Parsons and Elmer Parsons, of I Stockton, and George Parsons, of j Philadelphia; and her daughters i were Mrs. Morgan Jones of Stockton | and Mrs. John Pruitt, of Greenbaok ville. | Her funeral was held in the M. E. | Church and sermon preached by the | Rev. Zeba Adams, assisted by Rev. Mr. Graham. A large number of j friends followed her to her last rest i ing place in the M. E. cemetery, j The pall bearers were E. H. Tay lor, Wm. Tull, Samuel Brimer, Tom Cottman, Charles and Cassius Jones. James W. Foxwell Dies As Result Of Fall James W. Foxwell died at the home iof his son, near Eden, Md., last Sat urday night at 9.30 o’clock, aged 78 years. Mr. Foxwell had the misfortune to fall down stairs four weeks ago and sustain a broken hip from which he was a great sufferer. He is survived by four children: R. W. Foxwell, of Philadelphia, Pa.; Mrs. J. S. McAllister, of Snow Hill; Mrs. W. T. Stevens, of Pocomoke City; and W. B. Foxwell at whose home he died. Funeral services were conducted at Fruitland M. E. Church, Tuesday af ternoon, at 2 o’clock, and his remains were laid to rest by the side of his wife in Parsons cemetery, Salisbury. IMPORTANT CONFERENCE TO BOOST EASTERN SHO’ Delegates From Every Section To Assemble Next Week To Discuss 1 Shore Development j More than fifty outstanding busi ness and financial leaders represent ing the banking, land owning agricul tural, industrial and resort interests of the entire Peninsula have already signed the call for the Eastern Shore Peninsula Development Conference ! which will meet at Salisbury, Do ! comber 28th. Practically every section of the Peninsula is represented in the com mittee which is sponsoring the meet- j ing, and the additional acceptances which art* coming compel a daily re vision of the list. Delegates to the conference are be *ng appointed upon the nomination of the sponsoring committee members, and notices of the appointment are' now going out. The purpose of the conference is to convene a thoroughly representative body, the membership of wh/ch will be drawn from all of the fourteen i counties in the Peninsula to consider plans for a rounded development pro- j i gram and to take the organization ! steps necessary to start action. j Business leaders of the Peninsula j have long felt that the Peninsula can ’ | increase its population, its industries iand its wealth if it will organize for , the purpose. Conference leaders pro pose to give development the impetus which, comes from community oo- ( operation. The program contem plated does not stop with an adver- 1 'tising and publicity campaign design-! ied to boost land values. It is the! plan not only to bring more people | into the Peninsula to settle on the j | land, but to take active steps to in- • crease the markets for Peninsula! ! products. j The statement points out that a' ! central organization can do many j \ things which communities acting j | alone cannot accomplish. Some of j the things which such an organization j i should do, the statement says, are: Advertise and publicize the entire ! Peninsula—continuously and nation-! i ally. Organize comprehensive movements, to bring prospective settlers into the Peninsula on inspection tours. Make a careful survey of existing | industrial opportunities and attract the attention of capital to them. Promote and develop the resort! business as a component part of the' j Eastern Shore Peninsula’s economic life. ; Encourage the production of stand-1 ardized products and the development and use of trade names by supporting such movements in the national ad vertising publicity fields. Attract the attention of editors and i 1 special writers and secure their co | operation in telling the story of the i Eastern Shore Peninsula to the na-; I tion. Take the leadership in urging the j development of needed rail, highway |or watc-r way transportation faciii | ties. ! Among those who have already 1 signed the call for the conference, which will be held in the Wicomico, Hotel, the sessions starting at 10. oO 1 ! A. M. on the morning of December! 28th are the following: ! George H. Hall, Dr. Layton Grier,! !G. Thompson Reed, John B. Smith,! Col. Robert H. Williams, Milford; H. 1 M. McCullough, Elkton; W. F. Allen, i Salisbury; John A. Baker, East New- I market; W. D. Brinckloe, Easton; M.j C. Ballard, Exmore, J. W. Chandler,' Exmore; Thos. W. Chanmbers, Fed ) eralsburg; L. Otis Corkran, Rhodes- 1 } \ dale; H. L. Cannon, Bridgeville, W. C. I '; Cullen, Poeomoke City; E. Benson . Dennis, Crisfield; C. R. Disharoon, Salisbury; D. Frank Fooks, Snow Hill; I ■ Charles C. Gelder, Princess Anne; L., I W. Gunby, W. S. Gordy, Jr., Salis-, bury; Orlando Harrison, Berlin; John 1 T. Handy, Crisfield; William T. Hoi- 1 land, Mt. Vernon; Martin Hall, Oak! 1 Hall; C. W. Holland, Eastville; W. E.! • Jacobs, Harrington; Wm. P. Jackson, 1 Salisbury; L. L. Layton, Georgetown; . Charles A. Looekermah, Crisfield; | Wm. Long, Westover; Harvey 11. ’ Long, Federalsburg; W. W. McCabe,! I Ocean City; Milford Nathan, Earl ; Orem, Cambridge; G. H. Powell, O , nancock; Col. Albanus Phillips, Cam bridge; F. P. Roe, Greensboro; Dud ley G. Roe, Sudlersville; Col. A. W. - Sisk, Preston; Isadore Stephany, Sea - ford; L. B. Towers, Denton, J. G. 5 Townsend, Selbyville; Col. W. B. . Tilghman, Salisbury; W. E. Valliant, ’ Laurel; R. R. Walker, Easton; George • W. Woolford, Cambridge. POCOMOKE LIBRARY STILL FOR THE PUBLIC Now Consists Of Over 1000 Volumes. 11 Conveniently Classified. —Locat ed In High School Building I. ! Several years ago, the Poeomoke j Public Library was moved from the old Administration building to the High school. The general public seems to have forgotten that this remains the Public : 1 Library, and moving it to the High school has not made it merely a school library. Very few except the pupils of the school avail themselves of the privileges of this institution, j The library which now consists of,' over a thousand volumes, has recent ly been reorganized. It has been cat | alogued and classified to : the Dewey decimal classification. You can now receive better service than ever before. ‘ The different classes of the High [school and the Seventh grade have raised since school opened, the sub stantial sum of $54.62. This money has been spent for new books and in subscribing to ten of the leading 1 magazines. | The University of Maryland Glee Club will hold a concert in the Empire ; Theatre Friday night, January 1. The proceeds will be used for further ad- < dition to the library. The help of ev- ! ery good citizen of Poeomoke City is 1 [asked to make this entertainment not : only a financial success but in extend- i ing hospitality to the members of < the State University Glee Club. Ad- i vertisement of thi9 concert appears in * ! another column. JAMES BAKER GIVEN LIFE TERM SENTENCE!' !, Worcester Court Metes Out Punish ment To Slayer Of James j. Carey James Baker, the youthful slayer ,of the aged farmer, James Carey, will ' l spend the residue of his natural life behind prison bars, unless, by execu i tive ck mency, he shall be pardoned i sometime within the coming years. i! ! This is the second time Baker has!! been bt fore the Court to be tried for his crii le. On the first occasion the ■ , defense introduced the question of the j i prisoner’s sanity, and the court | thought it wise to allow tests to be | given to determine Baker’s mentality. : He was, therefore, sent to an asylum (for experimentation. The result of this was not sufficient to lead the judges to commit the accused to any , hospital for the insane; on the con-1 trary, he was again arraigned as re-! sponsible, found guilty, and incarcer ated for life in the Maryland Peni tentiary. j The attempt to introduce again the question of Baker’s sanity, failed; he was tried simply as to his response- j bility for Carey’s death. Baker ac-: I cepted the verdict with great compos- 1 : ure ,and evidently felt that he was I fortunate indeed to escape the gal lows. He expressed himself as being now free from all worry. i ! # j Christmas Week Program At The Empire Theatre , i ' The management of the Empire' : Theatre has arranged for an unus- ■ ual program of pictures and vaude-1 , ville next week. On Monday and Tuesday, May Mc 'Avoy, in “The Mad Whirl,” will be the attraction, together with Dot Daly .and Bob Gilbert in a 20-minute vaude ; ville act. I Harold Lloyd, in “Girl Shy will be the attraction Wednesday and Thurs day. t On Friday, Christmas day, a spec ial production, “Seven Days,” will be \ shown. i Mrs. Wallace Reid, in “Broken i Laws,” comes on Saturday. ! The Empire management makes an -1 nouncement of the booking of two 1 special feature films—“ The Pony Ex press,” a Paramount picture, to be shown December 28 and 29, and Har old Lloyd, in “The Freshman,” to be | shown January 20 and 21. BETHANY M. P. CHURCH. The Poeomoke Lodge I. O. O. F. will attend divine worship at the 11 A. M. service. The pastor will preach a sermon appropriate to the occasion. A cordial invitation is extended to all. E. L. BUNCE Pastor. $1.50 ffg, Authorities Installing Mushroon Safety Light The city authorities are making a much needed change down on what used to be known as “The Hill,” but is now what might be called Market Space, at the foot of Market street between the old Ford House and tiie Peninsula Building. The improvement is the removal of the debris of the old silent policeman, which before its demolition by a truck, consisted of an iron column support ing an electric lantern displaying at night the words, “Keep to the right.” This will now be displaced by a mushroom light, an oval steel frame work protecting red and blue lights, and set close to the surface of the street. This arrangement can not he demolished by cars of any kind, and is a decided improvement over Lie upright signal. The town can be con gratulated on the substitution. YOUNG COUPLE GIVEN MISCELLANEOUS SHOWER Mr. And Mrs. Samuel Rodbell Re cipients Of Many Gifts By Their Host Of Friends A Miscellaneous shower in honor of Mrs. Samuel Rodbell was given on Sunday night, December 13th, by Miss Sadye Rodbell at her home on Fourth street. The rooms were very taste- < fully decorated with potted plants, crepe paper and shaded lights. Dane- ! ing was indulged in until a late hour, when a Buffet supper was served. Mrs. Rodbell was the recipient of j many beautiful and useful girts. , The out-of-town guests present were Mr. and Mrs. Friedman, Mr. and Mrs. H. Flax, the Misses Lea and \ Jean Friedman, of Exmore; Isaac and i Ben Goldberg, Miss Lena Goldberg, Onley; Mr. and Mrs. David Friedman, Melfa; Mr. and Mrs. M. Levin, Keller; j Harry Flax and Miss Jean Flax, East- , ville; Mr. and Mrs. Milton Marmer, Baltimore, Md.; Mr. and Mrs. Al Seid- i el, Rev. and Mrs. Moffett and Miss , Esther Rottenberg, Arnold Goldberg, , Salisbury; Mr. and Mrs. I. Hollins, , Berlin; Mr. and Mrs. Jack Kemmel, i Onancock; Miss Ethel Heilig, Snow ] Hill; Mr. and Mrs. A. Goldberg, Miss , Fannie Flax, Crisfield; Mr. and Mrs. I. Klein, Mr. and Mrs. M. Hacker, St. Michaels; Mr. and Mrs. S. Yaffee, Miss Fannie Yaffee, Princess Anne; Mrs. Myer Edgart, Philadelphia and Louis Klemnawitz, of Norfolk, Va. Senator Orlando Harrison Visits Pocomoke City Senator Orlando Harrison made a business trip to Pocomoke on Thurs day last. The Senator has returned very recently from a trip abroad, and, from his appearance ,his health must have been wonderfully improved dur ing his sojourn in the old country. He was, as always, interested in the political situation, is watching the i preliminary events connected with the : gubernatorial contest, but is not 1 ready to commit himself to any can- I didate nor to make any prognostica tions. He thinks matters concerning the j . candidates for chief executive will j I soon come to a head, and then the ! people can settle whom they will he ; found supporting or fighting. | Suffers Sudden Illness Mr. Grover Dryden, of this city, was taken ill on Saturday last and has since been incapacitated from his business, tho’ at this w r riting he is reported as showing improvement;. ! pis physicians have not thoroughly diagnosed his case as yet, but it seems to show symptoms of paralysis, affecting more than anything his vo- 1 cal apparatus. It is to be hoped he may soon be entirely recovered. — 9 ATTENTION, ADVERTISERS! Next week being in the midst of the Christmas season, the DEMOCRAT will appear on Thursday in order to give the force a chance to enjoy the Holidays. . i Advertisers are asked to send in their copy not later than Tuesday noon. This will be in time for the merchants and others to extend to their patrons the felicities of the season and the DEMOCRAT is asking that the users of its columns hold the early issue in memory and be prompt in sending in the changes they wish made. VOLUME 44 NO. 51 STOKES CROWDED WITH CHRISTMAS GIFT SHOPPERS Pocomoke’s Many Stores Thronged With Buyers Daily—All Doing Record Business SALES FORCES INCREASED TO MEET DEMANDS The people of Pocoraoke City and those who live far and near on the Del-Mar-Via peninsula,- are making ing Pocomoke City their Christinas shopping center this year. Every day the local stores are crowded with people who are finding among the big, varied stocks just what they are looking for at prices that are not near so high as are be ing charged in many other places. The stores and offices have taken on their Christmas dress. Holly, mis tletoe, and laurel are playing an im portant part in the holiday cheer which is being extended this year. Clerks, though busy, have absorbed the Christmas spirit, too, and are giv ing shoppers the benefit of their ex pert advice, and every careful atten tion and courtesy. Everybody who comes to Pocomoke this year to make Christmas pur chases leaves the stores not alone lad en with packages but their faces wear smiles of deep satisfaction, because they have found what they looked for at prices which, in spite of the increased cost of merchandise, are ex ceptionally low here. The sales force of every store in the city has been increased to meet the demands of the large Christmas ti*ade which local merchants are en joying. Pocomoke stores, the best on the peninsula, are famous for their big stocks, low prices and good service; they have been filled the last week with jostling, good-natured cheerful shopping crowds; but there is room enough and merchandise enough to serve everybody, no matter what kind of merichandise is desired or no matter what price the purchaser wish es to pay. To those who are not already buy ing in this city, we say: Come to Pocomoke to do your shop ping now and in the future —where better stores, better selections, lower prices, and courteous service await you. Salisbury Man Missing; Located In New Orleans The friends /and acquaintances of J. Cleveland White, of Salisbury, and also well known in Pocomoke Cits’, were very much disturbed ovwt what was his mysterious disappearance on Dec. 5, the mystery being unravelled on December the 15th. He was on that date located in a hospital in New Orleans, suffering, so it is reported, from a fractured leg, I caused by the slipping of a crutch, on [ which, as a cripple of many years, he j had to walk. 1 Just why he decided to surround his exit from Salisbury with so much apparent secrecy ,is not known. It has been suggested that he might have been making his way to Florida where some Salisbury friends of his are lo cated, with the intention of paying them a visit. Comptroller Wm. S. Gordy, a broth er-in-law of Mr. White has taken a great interest in the case, and will, i so it is said, send ome onse to New Orleans to accompany him home. Mr. White married some years ago a Miss Ringgold, of Chestertown, Md., and a niece of the late Judge James Alfred Pierce.