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A DEMOCRATIC NEWSPAPER WORCESTER DEMOCRAT EST. 1898 THE LEDGER-ENTERPRISE EBT 1880 “Chirps from the Democrat’s Pen Well, Sir, every time I open my Mouth, I put my foot in it; or, being a writer instead of a talker, perhaps it would be more apropos for me to My that, “I never put my pen in ink without upsetting the bottle.” I sup pose I’m one of those guys who nev r look before they leap; or else I mi possessed by such an inferiority oomplex as to lead me to believe that what I say doesn’t amount to much. You see, in this column last week I said something about the “embry onic” park at the county seat. Now, I don’t know whether somebody there toought I was calling that project a had name, or not, but on a recent Bisit, I was taken to task for my unguarded Chirping, and there was aa intimation of disapproval of my Bother — well, you know what sort of, veference; my scribblings were not exactly “settin’ purty” with some of the sister town’s population; they eouldn’t bring themselves to like it. Bless your souls, people, there are lots of things I say in this column I, myself, don’t like, but I don’t seem to have sense enough to leave ’em ont, and I want everybody to under stand that they appear here without Bie least touch of venom. As for toe locality in question, I am very iond of the place. You see, I lived there for two years. I just don’t know how I can exactly prove I did unless I call on Will Johnson, Tom Selby, or Doc Paul Jones. There are one or two ladies who might help me out but everybody knows I dare not attention their names in connection with a date reaching back into the Middle Ages, as it were. So you see, I eouldn’t be knowingly disagreeable to mv own home folks, could I? I, maybe, was just so tickled with what has been done in the way of Park projecting in Pocomoke, that I couldn’t let the oportunity pass to gloat a little. Natural, wasn’t it? How-some-ever, this is the day of ittiracles. If any one had told me that the old swimming place I used to know as Winter Quarter could be transmogrified into its present at tractiveness, I would have advised Mm to go have his noodle examined. So, I am waiting to see the park un der discussion turned into a spot teeming with wild beauty. It may be that, before one can count twen ty, the land will send forth shade trees and become carpeted with na ture’s green. I hope to live when the canoe will be paddled up its man ufactured canal, giving a touch of the old Venice, where gondolas are quiet ly oared as lovers whisper sweet nothings, shaded by silken canopies from the view of, perhaps, too cu rious gondoliers. I hope to see a preservation of the tuckahoes when the park extends its length to the Pocomoke. Here, may be, the scenes of Indian occupation may be rehearsed, recalling the days when the lusty brave called in his bark or dugout canoe, courted the dusky maiden as she wove her mat •f grass seated romantically at the door of her wigwam, and carried her off, possibly unconscious from a blow from the handle of his toma hawk, or screaming as he dragged her by her plaited tresses off to his •wn domicile to be his squaw and re lieve him of household duties—and others. Now, if I haven’t painted that pic tore in lights glowing enough to give me absolution from all my Chirping offenses, then I am in hard luck; I have done my best and angels could do no more. Still, I’m not out of the woods yet. I was also taken to task about the occasional results of election in the district of Democratic Clubs made up of sterling Jacksonites—both male and female. Now, Politics is something else al ready yet. The mentioning of that word will cause an argument as quick as anything I know. Here’s where father is arrayed against son; moth er against daughter; sister against brother; uncle against aunt; cousin against second-cousin; husband a gainst wife; and man against his mother-in-law. There’s not much romance in the ballot, and no family affection in electioneering. All’s fair in love and war, and politics is war all Tight. People take blows (Continued on page 10) WORCESTER DEMOCRAT FRANCIS ROGERS IS APPOINTED ZONE GOVERNOR Mr. Rogers Is Vocational Agri cultural Teacher At Poco moke City And Stockton ORGANIZATION FOUNDED IN RICHMOND, VA., IN 1927 At the annual convention of Ruri tans, held each January in Richmond, Virginia, Francis (“Pop”) Rogeirs, was appointed Zone Governor of the Eastern Shore, known in Ruritan language as Zone A, District No. 1, a portion of Ruritan National. Mr. Rogers is the Vocational Agri culture teacher at Pocomoke and Stockton high schools. He was born at Lewes, Delaware, not long after the turn of the centuries. He ob tained his Three R’s at Lewes High and his degree at the University of Delaware. He was, incidentally the first President of the Stockton Club, the first Ruritan Club ever to be formed in the State of Maryland. The Stockton Club members are very proud of the honor bestowed on “Pop”, and assure him of their whole hearted support in anything that he may attempt throughout the ensuing year. Ruritan is an organization founded in Holland, Virginia in 1927, by a group of public spirited Virginians, assisted by the foresight of Tom (“Chief”) Downing, a Marylander by birth. This small bunch of pioneers realized the value of an organization of this type to the residents of the smaller communities. Its aim has been and is, “To make the Commun ity that I live in, a better place in which to live.’ In practically every respect they are striving to attain the objectives in the small towns that are being realized by Roary Interna tional, Kiwanis and other clubs of that calibre, in the larger towns and cities. Founded through no thought of unselfishness or monetary gain and with the desire to bring the coun try storekeeper, country doctor and the farmer in closer contact with the doings of their city cousins, Ruritan can be proud of its record. CHAS. C. COLONS VICTIM ON FRIDAY OF PNEUMONIA Was Well Known In Stockton, Md., And Son Of Late Mr. And Mrs. Chas. Collins Mr. Charles C. Collins, well known resident of Stockton, Md., died of pneumonia at his home, Friday morn ing, following an illness of just a few days. He was the son of the late Charles and Amanda Hancock Collins, was bom in Stockton, October 26, 1890, thus being 50 years of age and had lived practically his entire life in that town. He was faithful and loy al to his church; a kind and loving (Continued on Page 10} WILLIAM J. BLAKE DIES AT AGE OF 86 William J. Blake, for many years a resident of Fairmount, Somerset County, died in Baltimore Saturday night last at the age of 86 years. Mr. Blake had made his home in Baltimore for a number of years, removing to that city from Fair mount. He was a man of fine char acter and was greatly beloved by all who knew him. ♦ Funeral services were held in Fair mount Church, conducted by* Rev. Wood, assisted by Rev. Hudson, and Rev. John W. Wootten of this city. He was a faithful member of the Masonic Order and the services at the ■ grave were in charge of Crescent i Lodge No. 178 A. F. & A. M., of i Pocomoke City. Mr. Blake is survived by his wid t ow, Mrs. Sara Blake, of Baltimore and by several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Arthur McDaniel, of this city, is a niece. C r the COPY LOCAL BOARD RECEIVES CALLS FOR REGISTRANTS Three White And One Colored Will Be Inducted Into The Army, January 27th The Local Board No. 1 Snow Hill, has received Call No. 11-A for three white registrants and one colored registrant for induction into the Uni ted States Army on Jan. 27th, 1941. The registrants inducted must re port at the office of the Local Board in the Court House, at Snow Hill, Worcester County, Maryland at 6:15 o’clock A. M. on the induction date Adhere they will receive instructions and their transportation. They will be conveyed by Red Star Motor Coaches direct from the Court House in Snow Hill, Maryland to the Red Star Terminal in Baltimore, Mary land, where they will be met by a Guide from the Induction Station in the Fifth Regiment Armory. The four registrants are as fol lows: Order No. 34, Raymond Harmon, colored, Snow Hill, Maryland, moth er, Dollie Dennis, Snow Hill, Md. Order No. 43, Robert Emory Al len, Jr., white, Ocean City, Mary land. Mother, Mrs. Alice Jay Allen, Ocean City, Md. Order No. 65, Charles Stanton Sturgis, white, Pocomoke City, Md., RFD 1. Mother, Mrs. Otho L. Stur gis, Pocomoke City, Md. Order No. 80, Calvin Truitt, white, Whaleyville, Maryland. Mother, Mrs. Martha Truitt, Whaleyville, Md. ERNEST W. CUTLER DIED THURSDAY, JANUARY 16 Ernest W. Cutler died Thursday morning, January 16th, at his home near town at the age of 67 years. Funeral services were held Satur day afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Dennis & Watson Funeral Home, con ducted by the Rev. John Willis. Bur ial was made in the Greenwood ceme tery at Temperanceville. The pall bearers were: Messrs. Bates Pilchard, Noah McGee, Marion Duncan, Wal lace Taylor, William Lang and Sam Matthews. Mr. Cutler is survived by his wid ow, Mrs. Nora Powell Cutler; one brother, Roy Cutler, of this city, and two sisters, Mrs. William Godwin, of New Church, Va., and Mrs. Ed ward McDaniel of Pocomoke City. ANNUAL DINNER OF THE WORCESTER FERTILIZER CO. Was Held Tuesday Last; About One Hundred Stockholders And Guests Present The annual dinner of the stockhold ers of the Worcester Fertilizer Com i pany was held in Snow Hill on Tues day last, January 21, and it was ser ved by the S. T. A. R. Society of Bates Memorial Methodist Church. About 100 stockholders and guests were present. This function followed a business meeting of the stockholders, and the meal fulfilled the purpose for which it was intended —to supply the de mands of the inner man. There was no intellectual pabulum on the menu, so there was no opportunity for af ter dinner oratory. Speeches were taboo—a very satisfactory arrange ment for all concerned. ’ The menu offered consisted of tur key with all the “fixin’s”, followed by a dessert of ice cream and cake. The company presented each one pres ent with a very handsome souvenir in the shape of an excellent pair of scissors, large size, and a paper knife, both of which are very use ful and were received with thanks , and appreciation. The president of the company is ’ Mr. Archer C. Holloway, of Newark, who succeeded the late Montgomery Stagg; the secretary and treasurer is Benjamin T. Truitt. Mr. William E. Bounds is confined to his home with an attack of flu. THE LEDGER-ENTERPRISE POCOMOKE CITY, MD., FRIDAY, JANUARY 24, 1941 AND EVANGELISTS AT THE LOCAL TABERNACLE Rev. and Mrs. Arthur H. Graves, of Norfolk, Virginia, will be guest speakers and will furnish special music during the two weeks revival services to be held in Glad Tidings Tabernacle beginning Sunday, Jan uary 26th. Services each night ex cept Saturday. Rev. and Mrs. Graves will conduct the services on Thursday and Friday, January 30th and 31st and February 6th and 7th only. All other services will be in charge of Rev. R. Stanley Berg of Charlotte, N. C. Rev. and Mrs. Graves take this means of extending to their many radio friends a cordial invitation to attend these services. If you listen to The Morning Gos pel Hour over station WGH you will want to take advantage of this op portunity to see and hear these people in person. TEAM NO. 10 IS HEADING LIST IN TOURNAMENT Frank Willett And Ed Kelly Have Scored 280 Points In Three Pool Contests The result of the-pool tournament to date, which is being played at “Jack’s” is as follows, each game consisting of 100 points: Friday, January 17, team No. 4, Preston Baylis and Charles Kleger, defeated team No. 6, Ralph Phillips and Page Marriner, 100 to 81. Team No. 9, Mark Weidema and Eph Hillman defeated team No. 8, Bryce Venable and Woodro\v Sturgis, 100 to 64. Monday, January 20, team No. 6, Ralph Phillips and Page Marriner, defeated team No. 10, Frank Willett and Ed Kelly, 100 to 80. Team No. 1, Bill Gladding and Boots Fleurer, beat team No. 7, Nor man King and Skeets Willing, 100 to 69. The standing of the teams, graded according to number of points count ed in all games played so far is: Team W L PTS Number Ten 2 1 280 Number One 2 1 272 Number Six 1 2 268 Number Seven 1 2 244 Number Three 2 0 200 Number Four 2 0 200 Number Nine 2 0 200 Number Two 0 2 161 Number Five 0 2 142 Number Eight 0 2 142 The names of the teams not par ticipating on the above dates are: Team No. 2, Ben Cbhen, and Bill Walters; Team No. 3, Norman Mar shall and James Tilghman; and Team No. 5, Bill Willett and Mac Mat thews. On this Friday evening, team No. 4 will meet team No. 9; team No. 3 will play team No. 8; and team No. 2 will cross cues with team No. 6. The public is invited to see these games in which some of the best players of Maryland and Virginia take part. fSSSSSmmmmSSSmSSSSSmSSmmmmSSSSSSSS Subscribers, Please Note Every paper sent out from the “Democrat’s” office bears a label which contains a date showing when subscriptions ex pire. This information really constitutes a weekly bill, tho’ it it not always due. The editor is frequently asked why he nev er sends a bill. Just think what 3000 bills at 2 cents or more, would cost every year. The pa per asks that you examine its label and act accordingly. The publisher needs your money. >, MRS. EL PRICE PASSES AWAY AT AGE OF 77 Was Widow Of Captain Louis Price And Died At Her Daughter’s Home, Here FUNERAL SERVICES HELD WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON Mrs. Mary Louise Price, widow of Captain Louis Price, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mer wyn Crockett on Clarke Avenue, this city, early Monday morning at the age of 77 years. Bom the eldest child of the late Captain George W., and Josephine Ewell Conklin, of Stockton. Mrs. Price was a woman of great courage and energy, remarkable in one so frail. She had passed through great adversity but always took her prob lems to her Maker and from that de cision there was no appeal. She was the granddaughter of the late Colonel William Ewell, of Ac comack county, Virginia, an old Co lonial family of the Eastern Shore. Funeral services were held at the home Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock, conducted by the Rev. G. E. Leister, and interment made in Beth any Methodist cemetery. The active bearers were: Messrs. Charles Bun dick, William Fisher, Melvin Willin, Milton Hickman, Robert Hickman and Jack Crockett. The honorary bearers: Mrs. Marie Bundick, Mrs. Florence Fisher, Mrs. Dorothy Wil lin, Mrs. Louise Arthur, Miss Jane Crockett, Mrs. Alice Hickman and Mrs. Anne Hickman. Mrs. Price is survived by four chil dren: Mrs. M. C. Hickman and Mrs. Merwyn Crockett, of Pocomoke City; Mrs. Henry Mears, of Assawoman, Va.; and George C. Price, of Cape Charles. She also leaves eleven grandchildren and five great grand children. Two sisters, Misses Es ther J., and Annette D. Conklin, of Snow Hill; and one brother, George W. Conklin, of Stockton, also survive. FUNERAL HELD WED. FOR HARRIET DICKERSON Funeral services were held Wed nesday of last week for Harriet Dick erson, a highly respected colored wo man who died at her home in Union ville Saturday night, Jan. 11, at the age of 93 years. She was a member of an old and well known family and was highly re garded by both white people and those of her own race. D. A. R. CHAPTER MET SATURDAY PRINCESS ANNE Mrs. Dashiell And Mrs. Rich ardson Will Represent The Chapter In Washington The Nanticoke Chapter of the D. A. R. met Saturday, January 18, with Mrs. Harold McAllen, of Princess Anne. After a very fine dinner the meeting was called to order by the regent, Mrs. A. T. Dashiell. The Lord’s Prayer, Salute to the Flag and the American Creed were redfted. Roll call showed six members and four visitors were present. In order to refresh all those concerned, it was reiterated that Mrs. Dashiell, Mrs. Phillip Richardson and Mrs. Linwood Layton were the delegates to the State Convention to be held in March at the Belvedere in Baltimore, and the alternates were as follows: Mrs. Harold McAllen, Miss Madolin Mur phy and Mrs. R. C. Harper. Mrs. Chas. Edward Brown, of Bridgeville, Del., ou/T chairman of : Radio programs, etc., reminded that | the D. A. R. had a special broadcast over Station WFBR at 12:30 P. M. every third Wednesday of the month. The Bible Record of the families of Chance and Baynard have been pres ented to the National headquarters in (Continnad on Pago f) $1.50 STANLEY H. TALLEY GETS A RADIO OFFER l • Following an audition Monday night Mr. Stanley H. Talley, of this city, received a very complimentary letter from the Peninsula Broadcast ing Company offering him a 16-min ute program on WBOC. ’ Mr. Talley, who has a fine tenor voice, will broadcast at 7:15 every Friday, beginning January 31st. He will be accompanied by Mr. Rus sell Yohe, music director at WBOC. nahonalyouth ADMINISTRATION AIDS IN FOOD Worcester Schools Expected To Take Advantage Of Excess Commodities Offered FIRST UNIT EXPECTED TO START IN PRINCESS ANNE The National Youth Administra tion will assist in the preparation and serving of nutritious lunches to school children in seven Eastern Shore counties. Employment is pro vided for 140 young women other wise without work. These girls will be assigned to cafeterias and lunch rooms in over 25 elementary and high schools. Arrangements have been made in many communities for the use of surplus foods and the serving of meals free of charge. It has been pointed out that a healthy, strong and well-nourished civilian population is of utmost importance in a program of total defense. Ryland N. Dempster, State Youth Administrator, said that cafeteria 1 service projects calling for the em -1 ploymerit of 20 girls each had been 1 approved for Worcester, Caroline, Wi comico, Kent, Queen Anne, Somerset | and Dorchester counties. The pro jects are sponsored by the Boards of ! Education of their respective coun ’ ties. The girls will work under the supervision of teachers and cafe teria directors. It is thought that the experience received in the plan f ning, preparation and serving of well-balanced school lunches will en able many NYA girls to qualify for . private employment. As a result of their NYA work, these girls will be come better managers for their own homes and will be ready to serve in ‘ any emergency calling for the quan s tity preparation of meals. This work is provided for young j women between 16 and 25 years who have left school and are unable to lo- I cate private employment. NYA youth work 66 hours a month for which they are paid $16.50 from federal funds. Superintendent A. C. Humphreys in requesting a cafeteria project stat ed, “We are expecting to take ad vantage of the excess commodities offered us and will start cafeterias in most of the schools in the county the first of the year, provided we i can get the help to operate them. Children who are unable to pay for their lunches will be served free of charge through the cooperation of the State Department of Public Wel fare and the community. The Board of Education is unable to provide the (Continued on Page 6) HIGH SCHOOL BASKET BALL TEAM WINS FIRST In the first game of the season, the Pocomoke High School basketball team defeated the Temperanceville High School team, 32 to 14, on Fri day, January 17th. The P. H. S. line-up was as fol lows: G F T 0. Bacon 5 0 10 A. Darby 2 1 5 L. J. Duncan, C., 10 2 B. DeMar, C., 3 17 K. Wilkerson, F., 0 0 0 J. Byrd, F., 4 0 8 R. Mariner, G., 0 0 0 J. Smullin, G., 0 0 0 F. Rantz, G. 0 0 0 J. Payne, G., 0 0 0 TOTAL 15 2 32 The P. H. S. boys also defeated the National Guards 15 to 10, on Tuesday, January 21st. NEWS AND PICTURE SERVICE VOLUME 60 NO. 4 TRIPLE BURIAL DRAWS CROWDS TOTHEFUNERAL Father, Mother, And Infant Daughter, Were Buried On Sunday Afternoon Last INTERMENT IN THE PRESBYTERIAN CEMETERY Hundreds of people from the lower Eastern Shore attended the funeral of Mr. and Mrs. George Aydelotte and 2 year-old daughter, Shirley, held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 at Pitts Creek Presbyterian Church, Beaver Dam, Md. Services were in charge of the Rev. Robert Stewart. The Aydelottes were killed Thurs i day afternoon, of last week at Beav er Dam crossing. At the time of the accident a heavy down-pour of rain had reduced visibility, witnesses said. State Trooper, Earl Pinder, said the crash threw Mrs. Aydelotte a distance of 156 feet, her husband, 87 feet and the little daughter, 135 feet. The car was carried about 30 feet, and torn into pieces. The bodies were taken to the Brad shaw Funeral Parlors, where they were prepared for burial. Several hundred people viewed the bodies from Friday until the hour of the funeral Sunday. The little daughter was placed in its mother’s casket. Mr. Aydelotte, 22 years old, is sur vived by his father and mother, 4 sis ters, and 2 brothers, ail of near town. Mrs. Aydelotte, 19 years old, is sur vived by her mother and step-father, of Beaver Dam, Md., and several brothers and sisters, of the lower Eastern Shore and Accomack County,, Va. The pallbearers for Mr. Aydelotte were: Edward Outten, Claude Out ten, Willard Outten, Floyd, demon Jones and William Jones, all who were neighbors or schoolmates. The pallbearers for Mrs. Aydelotte - were: Leon Sparrow, Alton Outten, William Culps, Robert Culps, Charles Culps and Howard Bowen. . Interment was in the Presbyterian Cemetery in Pocomoke City, Md. t The whole community extends sym pathy to both of the families in the . hour of sorrow brought on by such a _ f tragic accident. SUNDAY SERVICE TO BE CONDUCTED BY CHILDREN The Theme For Young People’s Day 1941, Is The Christ ian Answer The Sunday morning service at Pitts Creek Presbyterian Church, this city, will be conducted entirely by the young people. The last Sunday in January is recognized in most Pro testant Churches as “Young People’s Day”, and an effort is made to give the younger members of the commun ion an opportunity to express them selves in spiritual things. The theme for Young People’s Day 1941 is “The Christian Answer” Three short sermonettes will be giv en on this theme; the first, “The Need for an Answer that is Christ ian”, by Peggy Renninger; the sec ond, “A Greater Spiritual Power in the Church”, by Cherry Stevens; and the third, “The Christian Answer in Action,” by John T. Smullin, HL Other members of the Young Peo ple’s Day team, all of whom take an active part in .the service, and all of whom will be heard again at Beav er Dam Presbyterian Church in the afternoon at three o’clock, are, Franklin Rantz, Ralph Lankford, Ed na Wililams, Iva Jane Denston, Char lotte Gordy, and Verlin Krabill. A special Young People’s Day of fering will be received to be dedi cated to the task of undergirding young people’s conferences that will be held during the summer months. All Presbyterians are invited to thia service, and a hearty invitation is al so extended to those who are not ac tively associated with the other com munions of the town.