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WORCESTER DEMOCRAT AND THE LEDGER-ENTERPRISE f Published Every Friday at Pocomoke City, Maryland. EDWARD J. CLARKE, Editor and Owner $1.60 The Year In Advance. Pteed at the Postoffice at Pocomoke City, Maryland, as Second Class Matter AtTIVI UMi MIHI FRIDAY, JANUARY 24, 1941 “STATE OF NATION” SPEECH The President’s extraordinary “State of the Nation” speech to the new Congress was received with mixed emotions. The ma jority of larger newspapers, which are pro-British in policy, ap proved it with some reservations. So did most of the leading commentators. However, in Congress there was criticism to the effect that the President did not give enough particulars—and it looked as if he intended to put this country deeper into European affairs than it had ever been before. At the same time, sur veys indicate that the President’s proposal to lend Britain arms and other implements of war, which she is supposed to repay in kind or its equivalent at the end of hostilities, will eventually go through. The non-interventionist bloc, however, of which Sen ator Wheeler is now leader, says that it intends to fight the Presi dent’s program to the last ditch. The President firmly fixed this country’s foreign policy. Ac cording to him, that policy has three facets: First, we are com mitted to an all-inclusive national defense. Second, we are com mitted to support all nations which are resisting aggression and, in the President’s words, “thereby keeping war from our hemis phere.” Third, we will never acquiesce in a peace “dictated by aggressors and sponsored by appeasers.” The President stressed his opinion that this policy is completely non-partisan, and rep resents the will of the majority of the people, whatever their political affiliations. It is obviously the Administration belief that it would be im possible for this country to live in the same world with Hitler, and at the same time maintain democratic processes and principles As he has said on several occasions, there would be no peace— there would be only an armed truce, which would inevitably re sult in a ruinous armament race and the establishment of a per manent military economy for us, no less than for the Axis. There are many who disagree with this doctrine, but, so far as legisla tive influence is concerned, they seem to be a minority now. It is probable that the President’s speech, coupled with his “fireside chat” of a week before, was the strongest talk ever given by the head of a great nation to the heads of other great nations. It could be easily construed as an ipso facto declaration of war, even though Mr. Roosevelt said that he did not intend for it to be so taken. But Italy and Germany were relatively calm in their comments. It looks as if they are willing to take a great deal before formally going to war with us—which, in view of Italy’s stunning reverses in Africa, is easily understandable. The Axis has not lost the war, but its plans are not going as scheduled, by any means. The possibility remains of Congress declaring war on Ger many and or Italy, but rolls of Congress indicate that only a small majority would vote for war at this time. The bulk of the law makers apparently feel that we can get away with helping Eng land with every resource at our command, yet not fighting, our selves. Magnitude of projected aid to England will not be fully known for some time. As the budget message shows, it will run far into the billions. It will involve the construction and delivery of many merchant ships to embattled Britain. And it may very likely involve the transfer of more of our naval vessels. The 77th Congress will be responsible for our national de fense, which includes domestic problems to do with wages and hours, taxation, relief, and government loaning both at home and abroad. It has the countries of South America to consider; just loaning them money is but a small part of the job of improving our relations with them. Also, as one of its greatest jobs, it will tiave to consider adopting a fiscal policy that is in the opposite direction to the present easy money policies of the Administra tion. Financial experts are going to make a determined stand to return the financing of our government into sounder channels. YEAR OF PROOF Walter Lippmann, columnist of the New York Herald Tribune who is not given to false optimism, recently came forth with an assurance and a prophecy which everyone in this country ought to read. We quote from it: If this mighty continent goes to work as it can go to work when it goes all out, the year 1941 will see the end of doubt, divis ion, and fear, and the gathering together of an America which is true to its past and equal to anthing that the future may bring. Then we shall not only sleep well at night; in the day, having the consciousness of working hard and to a single purpose, we shall have done with anxiety. “For this we depend upon the government for the plans, the specifications, the leadership. But for the results we depend up on the directors, the managers, the technicians, and the employees of American industry. The defense of America is in their hands. They are not the conscripted employees of a totalitarian state, and it is for them to show that a free industry can in fact keep the world free. “If they succeed, as I believe they will, their success will in sure the future of free industry by the only means through which its future can now be insured—by an overwhelming proof of its superiority in the struggle for existence. If now the free peo ples are defeated, there will be no future anywhere for free indus try. “But American industry will not fail in the test. The world will see this year the proof that this young continent possesses the energy which, throttled down in these ten years of depression and confusion, will pour forth to astound the world.” Americans with faith in their country believe these words with all their hearts. They know that the year ahead is one in which this nation will again prove its industrial and its demo cratic power, and they face their part in that test will real con fidence . “DOWN TO THE LAST LATHE” It is a terrific national job that the United States has now undertaken —that of arming for its own securiy and serving as ar senal for he whole democratic world as well. It is a job that de mands the utmost in both effort and intelligence from every citi zen and every group. One group—and that a tremendously important one—has al ready pitched in on its own initiative with a project that will in estimably contribute to the success of the national effort. In dustry, through the National Industrial Council, a great group of state manufacturing and trade groups sponsored by the Na tional Association of Manufacturers, is conducting a vast inven tory of our resources for building defense equipment. It will cover 30,000 manufacturing establishments of all sizes and shapes, and will ferret out available machinery and equipment “down to the “last lathe.” The information will then be made available to William S. Knudsen and his Defense Commission by the N. I. C. This survey will be completed during “Preparedness Through Production Week,” January 19 to 25. And its vital nature and its significance cannot be better summed up than in the words of the official announcement: “For manufacturers these are desperately hurried days. But the successful muster of all the country’s manufacturing facilities is a basic part of the task.” It’s the kind of job that a democratic nation and a free indus try can do far more effectively than totalitarians, even though the latter use all the threats and the whips at their ruthless com mand! Film Actress Weds Physician xj::, - Glenda Farrell and husband Screen Comedienne Glenda Farrell Is shown above with her new husband, Dr. Henry Ross, New York surgeon, following their mar riage in New York. Miss Farrell and the doctor met last fall when he was called to take care of a cold she had. “Maid of Cotton” fife IB Ik jBHHKI J Alice Beasley Selected as “Maid oi Cotton” from hundreds of other contestants, Alice Beasley, of Memphis, Tenn., will be sent on an air tour of the United States as a good-will rep resentative of King Cotton. Aussies Help in Bardia Fall jf a Wm tjajf >1 1 British troops, helped considerably by Australian troops and tanks, finally capture the Italian stronghold of Bardia, Lybia, and take more than 25,000 Italians prisoner. The Aussie troops pictured [ were advancing over the sands of Libya awaiting the zero hour when the photo was taken. > WORCESTER DEMOCRAT, POCOMOKE CITY, MARYLAND Slays Ailing Wife J '?jWI Mr. mh jn Wn B. JH H lf| H sjs lliililiil H Jll •a| IMHhUK 1 i i iii ii | ii aaar-rwi l ■"* l "““ur" John E. Rockwell, right Police in Kansas City, Mo., hold John E. RockweU, railroad official, for the “mercy” slaying of his wife, Elizabeth. Police say Rock well told them that Mrs. Rock weU “begged me to put her out of her misery.” Rockwell told au thorities that he planned to com mit suicide but failed to go through with it. i AUTOMOBILES l CAUSE OF MANY FATALITIES ; Sixty-Six Lives Claimed By Traffic Accidents On The l Maryland Highways Traffic accidents claimed sixty-six ; lives on the streets and highways of Maryland during the last month of 1940. This was the highest Decem ber death rate in four years, and 43 4-10 per cent increase over Decem ber, 1939. Sixteen of the December deaths oc curred in Baltimore City and fifty occurred in the Counties. Calvert, Dorchester, Kent and Talbot Coun ties did not have a fatality during the month of December and Caroline, Carroll, St. Mary’s and Worcester Counties reported only 1 fatality each. Baltimore County with seven fatal ities was high, followed by Cecil County with six and Prince George’s County with five. Pedestrian accidents continued to lead all other types for severity. Thir teen of the sixteen persons killed in Baltimore City or 81.3 per cent were pedestrians; and twenty-eight of the fifty killed in the Counties, or 56 per cent, were pedestrians. The pe destrian apparently has not learned to respect the limitations of the driv ers and that the automobile is a lethal instrument. Every has been put forth during the past year by the Mary land Traffic Safety Committee, the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles, the State Roads Commission, the Mary land State Police, the Baltimore City Police, and various State, County, Local, and Civic organizations to curb the increasing accident rate. But, in spite of their activities in all fields of accident prevention, this tremen dous increase has been experienced. There has been a tremendous in crease in (traffic during the past year which will continue during the coming year. This increase has been caused by the expansion of industry due to the vast national defense pro gram. The Maryland Traffic Saf ety Committee and other State, Mu nicipal, and Civic organizations urge all motorists and pedestrians to ex ercise extreme caution in an effort to make possible a reduction in fa talities and all accidents, rather than the continued increase ' which has been experienced during the past two years, and help place Maryland at the top of the list of safety conscious states during the coming year in stead of the far down the list posi tion it now holds. The summary shows one death and 19 injuries resulting from auto acci dents in Worcester County, during 1940. In the State there were 541 fatalities and 230 injuries. STATE EMPLOYMENT COMMIS SIONER 22 Light Street, Baltimore, Md. NOTICE OF TESTS Fireman, Police Steamer Closing Date: January 31, 1941 HARRY C. JONES, Commissioner Jan. 24-lt. Johnson and Johnson and William H. Scott, Solicitors Myrtle K. Coulbourne vs George T. Coulboume. In the Circuit Court for Worcester County, Maryland. In Equity. No. 5174 Chancery ORDER OF PUBLICATION The object of this suit is to pro cure a decree for a divorce a vin culo matrimonii by the plaintiff, Myrtle K. Coulbourne, from the de fendant, George T. Coulboume. The bill recites that the parties were married on June 16, 1934; that though the conduct of the plaintiff has always been kind, affectionate and above reproach, the defendant has, without any just cause or reason, abandoned and deserted the plaintiff, and has declared his intention to live with her no longer, and that such abandonment has continued uninter ruptetdly for more than three years, < and is deliberate and final and the separation of the parties beyond any reasonable expectation of reconcilia tion; that the plaintiff has been a resident of Worcester County, Mary land, for more than two years past, 1 while the defendant is a non-resident of this County and State,, residing in Sussex County, Delaware; and that there are no children as issue of said marriage. It is, thereupon, ordered by the Circuit Court for Worcester County, Maryland, in Equity, this 14th day of January, 1941, that the plaintiff, Myrtle K. Coulbuorne, by causing a copy of this order be inserted in some weekly newspaper published in Wor cester County, Maryland, once in each of four successive weeks before the 17th day of February, 1941, give notice to the said absent defendant, George T. Coulboume, of the object and substance of this bill, warning him to be and appear in this court, in person or by solicitor, on or before the 4th day of March, 1941, to show cause, if any he has, why a decree ought not to be passed as prayed. JOSEPH E. BRIMER, Clerk True Copy, Test Jos. E. Brimer, Clerk Jan. 17-4 t. MISCELLANEOUS John Deere Tractors and Farming Implements. Tractor repairs and re placements. M. W. Boston, Telephone 143-J Pocomoke. Mar 29-tf. NOTICE—Price on hair cutting -25 cents will remain the same at Shaws. July 10-tf. CARD OF THANKS I wish to thank neighbors and friends for their kindness to me dur ing the illness and at the death of my husband, Ernest Cutler. I am grate ful indeed for the use of cars, the floral tributes and the many kind expressions of sympathy tendered me. Nora Powell Cutler Jan. 24-ltp. Godfrey Child, Atty. NOTICE TO CREDITORS Notice is hereby given that the subscriber has obtained from the Or phans’ Court for Worcester County, Maryland letter, Ancillary Letters Testamentary on the personal estate of William S. Mariner, late of Wor cester County, deceased. All persons having claims against the deceased, are hereby warned to exhibit the same, with the vouchers thereof, to the subscriber on or be fore the 4th day of August, 1941. They may otherwise by law be ex cluded from all benefits of the said estate. All persons indebted to said estate are requested to make immed iate payment. Given under my hand this 23rd day of January, 1941. ARCHIE W. MARINER, Executor Test: Frank E. Hudson, Register of Wills. Jan. 24-3 t. PUBLIC SALE —OF— Farm, Farming Im plements and Val uable Personal Property I will sell at public auction at the farm where I now reside, located on the State Stone Road at Court House Hill about 3 miles from Pocomoke City, on Wednesday, Feb. 5, ’4l at 9:30 A. M. the following personal property to wit: 2 horses, aged 5 and 6 years, broke for all kinds of work; spindle buggy; road cart; com planter, near ly new; iron double drag, big double plow; two single plows; cultivator; sod cutter double wagon; feed grind er, grindstone, hoes, rakes, shovels, and other articles too numerous to i mention; some household furniture. ALSO WILL OFFER FOR SALE, FARM, CONTAINING ABOUT 50 ACRES, IMPROVED WITH DWELLING HOUSE AND OUT BUILDINGS; A GOOD POULTRY AND TRUCK FARM. NORA POWELL CUTLER TERMS:— CASH. Jan. 24-2tp. ANNAPOLIS MATAPEAKE ROMANCOKE CLAIBORNE FERRIES FALL and WINTER SCHEDULE -1940- Effective September 9th., 1940 DAILY AND SUNDAY Eastern Standard Time Between Annapolis and Matapeake Lv. Annapolis Lv. Matapeake 7:25 a. m. 7:25 a. m. 8:00 a. m. 8:00 a. m. 9:00 a. m. 9:00 a. m 10:00 a. m. 10:00 a. m. 11:00 a. m. 11:00 a. m. 12:00 noon 12:00 noon 1:00 p. m. 1:00 p. m. 2:00 p. m. 2:00 p. m 3:00 p. m. 3:00 p. m 4:00 p. m. 4:00 p. m. 5:00 p. m. 5:00 p. m. 6:00 p. m. 6:00 p. m. 7:00 p. m. 7:00 p. m. 8:00 p. m. 8:00 p. m. Between Romancoke and Claiborne Lv. Romancoke Lv. Claiborne 10:00 a. m. 9:00 a. m 2:00 p. m. 1:00 p. m. 4:00 p. m. 8:00 p. m. 6:00 p. m. 5:00 p. m. 8:00 p. m. 7:00 p. m. The Claiborne-Aonapolu Ferry Co. Annapolis. Maryland We do high class printing. Give us a trial. K A PRINTERS' INK HAS been respoiv sible for thousands of business successes throughout the country. Everybody in town may know you but they don't know what you have to selL Advertising Will Help Too J— S ] Friday, January 24, lt4& Classified Advertising CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING MUST BE PAID IN ADVANCE The rate for classified ads is 2c per word, minimum 25c. Each insertioa after the first is lc per word if paid in advance. CHURCH NOTICES BAKE—Sat., Jan. 25, Bethany Church, auspices Jr. Circle. Chicken salad, potato salad, rolls, biscuits, cakes. Phone orders 372-W. Jan. 17-lt. TURKEY SUPPER Bethaar Methodist Church, Thursday, Jan uary 30. Price 50c. Excellent mens. Jan. 17-2 t. FOR RENT HOUSE FOR RENT —At 010 Clarke Ave. Apply Mrs. E. J. School field. Jan. 24-tf. FOR RENT—Four-room apart ment. Apply 206 Cedar St. Jan. 24-lt. FOR RENT—Furnished apartment Mrs. J. H. Stevenson, Laurel St. Jan. 17-tf. FOR RENT—A choice place to live. Hollywood on the Pocomoke. Good house. Spacious gardens, with fruit and flowers. Large aquarium. Fish ing in front of property. All modem conveniences. Rent very reasonable. Dr. N. E. Sartorius. Dec. 20-tf. FOR RENT—6-room house and a 4-room apartment. Gus Mason. Dec. 13-tf. FOR RENT—Furnished apartaatat Mrs. Wm. Stevenson, Front St. Dec. 13-tf. FOR SALE FOR SALE—4 oil brooder stoves* L. L. Colonna. Jan. 24-tf. QUALITY POULTRY FARM— Super Quality—Day old and started Chicks. Barred Rocks, N. H. Red* S. C. White Leghorns. We specialim in started Chicks, one and two weeks old. Wm. D. Scott, Prop., Harring ton, Del. Jan. 24-tf. FOR SALE—3S-ft. Cabin cruiser, fully equipped, excellent condition. Sleeps four. Kermath engine, II H. P., run about 200 hours. Opes cockpit. For complete informntim write P. O. Box 264 Parksley, Va. Jan. 17-3tp. FOR SALE—OId fashioned Red Clover seed, priced right. C. P. Barnes, Kingston, Md. Jan. 10-4tp. T FOR SALE—Wood. See A. G. Par sons, 121 6th St., Pocomoke. Dec. 20-tf. FOR SALE—Six antique living room chairs, solid mahogany and la excellent condition. Samples and priaa at Merrill’s Furniture Store, Cox. Clarke Ave. and Willow St. Pocomoke City, Md. Oct-25-* FOR SALE— One casting box, aim 12 x 18, in good condition. Worcester Democrat. FOR SALE—Dry chicken manor* delivered anywhere within 5 miles ot Pocomoke, SIO.OO a load, 6 tons to a load. Harvey Mears, Chincoteague, Ya. Sept-13-tf WANTED WANTED FOR CASH—Those oU letters in your attic. United States stamp collections. Old stamps on en velopes. Advise at once. Burbage, Clairmont, Salisbury, Maryland. Jan. 24-3 t. MAN—We are in need of another man, with car, to serve our customers of many years. If you are con scientious and energetic, earnings wil far exceed the average. Write for appointment. Fuller Brush Co., Sal isbury, Md. Jan. 24-lt. Henry P. Walters, Solicitor ORDER NISI Henry P. Walters, assignee ts foreclose of Ulysses G. Paradee, As signee of Edith May Moore and As signee to foreclose of Edith May Moore assignee of Ulysses G. Pam dee, administrator of Mary A. Pam dee, deceased, assignee of Ulysses S. Payne, mortgagee of Elizabeth k. Smullin and John T. Smullin, her hus band, ex parte In the Circuit Court for Worcester County, Maryland. In Equity. No. 6166 Chancery. Ordered that the sale of the real estate mentioned in these proceeding! and made and reported by Henry P. Walters, Assignee to foreclose, in a mortgage from Elizabeth R. Smullin and John T. Smullin, her husband, to Ulysses S. Payne and assigned by said Ulysses S. Payne to Mary A. Paradee and assigned by Ulyses G. Paradee, Administrator of Mary A. Paradee, deceased, to Edith May Moore and assigned as to one-third part by said Edith May Moore to Ulysses G. Paradee, be ratified and confirmed, unless cause to the con trary be shown on or before the 12th day of February, 1941, provided a copy of this order be inserted in some newspaper printed and published in Worcester County, Maryland, once in each of three successive weeks before the 10th day of February, 1941. The Report states the amount of sale to be Three thousand dollars ($3000,00). JOSEPH E. BRIMER, Clerk True copy, Test Jos. E. Brimer, Clerk. Jan. 24-3 t.