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Enoch Pratt Llbrary I AND a,y ' and Roora ' A DEMOCRATIC NEWSPAPER THE LEDGER-ENTERPRISE NEWS AND PICTURE SERVICE WORCESTER DEMOCRAT E8T.1898 THE LEDGER-ENTERPRISE EST 1880 “Chirps”^ from the Democrat’s Pen ■■ Well, Sir, I wish somebody would tell me what’s going on in the little state of Delaware. I was told it is actually a fact that one has to grow wings now before one *can travel on the highways of that saintly section of American territory. I am relia ably informed that the haze one meets with now on the DuPont road, is star dust, and the piece of concrete known by the name of that great Delawarean has been transformed in to the Milky Way. The report is prevalent that before one can proceed to cross the Dela ware line, one has to dismount, say a little prayer, and watch for the signs when this has to be repeated. If a man thirsts, it’s Adam’s ale he must imbibe; and if he hungers, he must wait to be fed as were the Chil dren of Israel, by manna dropped from benevolent clouds. If his un godly motor vehicle runs out of juice and he pulls up to a gas pump, he’ll find the cards stacked against him—well, I don’t mean that exact ly to describe the situations in Del aware now on the Sabbath Day, per haps it would be better to say that St. Peter keeps the keys and there’s no Moses to tap that iron casing so that the fluid should run out. They want me to believe that the •ar radio is now considered as a work of the Devil; that it smacks of the oldtime witchery; and if one is caught listening to its mysterious communi cations on a Sunday and in Dela ware, one is threatened with the ducking-stool, the whipping post, or confinement in the old-time pillory. I don’t know whether it’s true or ■ot, but people who attend church must sit as of old-women to one side; men on the other; and if a country swain should take a peep at his sweet heart across the aisle, he must fast dor ten days and nights and look cnly upon hags and hogs. I am told that if a minister of the gospel uses a radio broadcast, he is an accom plice of the Devil himself; an en eourager of “worldly pursuits”, and a disgrace to the cloth. People, when you cross now, on Sundays, into Delaware, you must remember you are entering into the Holy of Holies; you must take the shoes from off your feet, because you stand on holy ground. You must tune your voices to the melody of “Old Hundred” instead of the “Every little Movement Has A Meaning All Its Own.” You must sing “Onward Christian Soldiers”, instead of “Tramp, Tramp, Tramp, the Boys Are Marching;” and be careful your muffler doesn’t bum out, because you will be mistaken for Satan himself, snorting his way through regions here below, and the ethereal police will soon have you cooped for many a twelvemonth and a day. So, be ware of the Blue Hen’s Chickens when they herald the dawn of the Seventh Day or the Sabbath. Selah! Well, Sir, what was said in this column last week about the car park ing problem brought me a letter from somebody who had read the wonder ful ideas I promulgated as to pos sible solutions of the puzzling prob lems. I wish I could publish that letter in its entirety, right in this space; but I can’t do it. The writer didn’t sign any name, and these anonymous contributions are the bane cf a newspaperman’s life. Why, that letter would make bet ter reading than anything I’ve at tempted for many a moon. It’s ad dressed to “Chirps”, but “Chirps” takes off his hat to this would-be contributor. And if he (or she) will jest send in the correct name of the author, I’ll try to produce it just as it was written, and I know the public Will cry for more—l’H soon find my self out of a job. Now, this writer said—hold on, I can’t repeat any of it. I’ve just said the communication was anonymous, and it will have to stay that way. But I’ll bet a dollar to a mill that it contains some curiosities of composi tion that would interest the most casual reader. But I’ll have to fore go the pleasure. You know, there are two individuals who meet up with many phases of hu man oddities—the druggist and the newspaper man. If you could see names of the remedies for physical ailments which are written in notes (Continued on Page 12) the COPY APPEALS COURT TO BE PURELY AN APPELLATE Plan Now In Legislature Is Backed By Governor Her bert O’Conor As Needed CALLS REORGANIZATION LASTING IMPROVEMENT Reorganization of the Maryland Court of Appeals to make that Court a purely appellate body, as proposed by the Maryland Bar Association measure now in the Legislature, was backed by Governor Herbert R. O’Con or in a statement this week. Noting the fact that the Maryland system has been practically unchang ed for seventy-five years he compared the Maryland Court with that of oth er states where, he declared, “judges of the highest court devote themsel ves exclusively to appellate work.” The proposed Bill, providing for a bench of six judges, of which four would be from the counties, provides that these judges would handle appel late work only, instead of the Chief (Continued on Page 7) BAYLY SODA PARLOR ANNOUNCES OPENING In this week’s issue Mr. Stanley Bayly, proprietor of the Bayly Soda Parlor, announces the opening of his newly remodeled and enlarged soda parlor in the Peninsula Building. Since the fire which damaged his place of business Mr. Bayly has had a corps of workmen employed to re model the store and with the assis tance of- Mr. James-has redecorated the interior, making it one of the most modem places of its kind on the Shore. The floor space has been enlarged due to built-in air conditioning, com fortable booths line one side, the lighting system has been improved and the whole interior remodeled and modernized. MRS. C. P. KELLAM DIED ON FRIDAY IN BELLE HAVEN Was The Daughter Of The Late Mr. And Mrs. Emerson G. Polk, Of Pocomoke City Mrs. Carrie Polk Kellam, widow of Lucius Kellam, died at her home in Belle Haven, Virginia, on Friday of last week, February 28, after an ill ness of five months resulting from a stroke of paralysis. Mrs. Kellam was a native of Poco moke City, being the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Emerson G. Polk. She was nearing 67 years of age, having been bom on the 16th of March, 1874. She resided in this city up to the time she was married when she removed with her husband to Virginia. The deceased is survived by two sons: Lucius J. Kellam, Jr., and Emer son Polk Kellam, both of Belle Hav en, also by three grandchildren. Mr. Emerson W. Polk, of Pocomoke is a brother; Mr. Allen Schoolfield, also of Pocomoke is a nephew; Miss Nan Polk Cullen, of Baltimore, and Miss Elinor Cullen, of Wilmington, are great nieces; and Mr. John Bell Cul len ,of the Army, is a great nephew— all these being well known in Poco moke, as they are all natives. Funeral services were held on Mon day last from the home in Belle Hav en, burial taking place in the ceme tery of that place. The pallbearers were: Messrs. Frank D. Young, At well Phillips, E. D. Broun, and Drs. Cosby, W. Kellam and H. Kellam. Mrs. Kellam was well-known in this community and many are sincere ly grieved by her death, as they were also, when, a few months ago, they learned of the stroke which led to her dissolution. She was, naturally, of a sunny disposition, took a hopeful view of life, and no one was better constituted to enjoy it to the full. The family has the sympathy of a host of friends in both Virginia and Maryland, and, among these, the “Democrat” wishes to be included. - POCOMOKE CITY, MD., FRIDAY, MARCH 7, 1941 COUNTY BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS - POCOMOKE HIGH * c iX , % -, j > *.v '-iillii tlp - UmIIS - - * j® R *ni§||§B|F ~ s f|||j \ * /M BSPi, -x : - ill tiff ß *• J Front Row, Left to Right—J. Smullin, g; J. Byrd, f; B. DeMar.c; A. Darby, f; R. Mariner, g. Back Row, Left to Right—E. Vincent, mgr.; K. Wilkerson, g; W. Birch, f; L. Duncan, c; B. Small, f; J. Payne, g; G. Neubauer, coach The Pocomoke High School won the Worcester County Basketball Championship by defeating Ocean City 26 to 17, on Tuesday night, March 4th. The local boys have played every team in the county twice, except Berlin and the second game with this team will probably be played in the nearfuture, but, win or lose, the P. H. S. boys will still be champions. The teams played and defeated in the county are: Pocomoke 38, Snow Hill 4; Pocomoke 30, Ocean City 25; Pocomoke 33, Berlin 21; Pocomoke 24, Snow Hill 21; Pocomoke 25, Ocean City 17. Including practice games this is the Bth straight victory for the P. H. S. boys. So far, this season the local boys have won 10 and lost 2 games. There will be four or five more games played by the boys be fore the season ends, one of these this Friday night, March 7, with the Salisbury Y. M. P. C. and the Junior Varsity will play the Tem peranceville High School team. The line-up for Tuesday’s game was as follows:—Byrd, f; Darby, f; DeMar, c; Smullin, g; Mariner, g; Wilkerson, gg. Byrd and Darby were high scorers with 10 points each. DeMar and Mariner made the other 6, with 3 and 2 respectively. LOCAL BOARD NAMESTHOSEOF ARMY SELECTION They Are To Report To The Board At The Court House March 13, Thurs., Next INDUCTION STATION AT FIFTH REG. ARMORY The following named men have been selected for induction by the Local Board N 6. 1 Court House, Snow Hill, Maryland. They shall report to this Board at the Court House, Snow Hill, Md., at 6:16 A. M. on March 13th, 1941; whereupon they shall be sent to an induction station of the United States army at Induction Station No. 6, Fif th Regiment Armory, Baltimore, Md. Alvin Hudson Griffin, white, No. 244; John Herman Perdue, Jr., white, No. 274; William Harold Hastings, white, No. 280; Charles Roth Scott, white, No. 312; Winston Isaac Dun can, white, No. 321; John Brown Layton, white, No. 374; Elmer White head, white, No. 387; Edward James Twigg, white, No. 396; Oliver West, white, No. 410; Turner Pershing Cropper, white, No. 416; Edward Or ville Conley, white, No. 423; Marion Collick, colored, No. 89; Henry Dan iel Purnell, colored, No. 96; Floyd (Continued on Page 12) COUNTY WOMEN’S CLUB TO MEET IN SNOW HILL The next regular meeting of the Woman’s Club of Worcester County will be held in the High School audi torium in Snow Hill on Thursday, March 13 at 2:30 P. M. Mrs. G. E. Dryden, of Stockton is chairman of the program committee. The presi dent, Mrs. Charles Ludlam, of Ocean City, will preside. Since the Worcester County Club has recently become a member of the State Federation of Woman’s Clubs, this meeting will celebrate that e vent. Mrs. Harry Harcum, President of the Maryland Federation of Women’s Clubs and Mrs. Whitehurst, Ist vice president of the National Federation I of Women’s Clubs, will be guest, speakers at the Snow Hill meeting, j All club women are invited. MRS. BELLE CONQUEST DIES IN N. CAROLINA News reached here this week of the death in Garysburg, North Carolina, of Mrs. Belle Conquest, wife of the late E. H. Conquest, of Oak Hall. Mrs. Conquest died at the home of her sister early Tuesday morn ing. Her body was brought to Oak Hall and interment made in the fam ily lot on Wednesday. Mrs. Conquest is well known in Pocomoke having been a frequent visitor in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. Hudson. Mr. Conquest, before his death six years ago con ducted a mercantile business at Oak Hall. Mrs. Hudson is a niece. TRUCK TRAPPED BETWEEN GATES AT CROSSING Safety Gates Shut Down At Hayward’s Crossing Catch ing Truck Load Of Piling An accident occurred on Tuesday last at what is known as “Hayward’s Crossing,” on the N. Y. P. and N. railroad, about half mile north of this city, which might have caused a life, but fortunately no such fatal ity ensued. A truck loaded with long piling was halted at the crossing by the automatic gates, these being down at the time. When the train had passed, the truck proceeded, but it was immediately caught between the gates by a train rushing by on the other track. The driver, had he known, could have driven into the gates on the other side of the track and they would have yielded without much resistance to his machine and he could have passed on safely. But he considered flight the better part of valor, and he leaped from his truck before the crash came. The machine was wreck ed and the load scattered and broken. Not much damage was done to the locomotive and no lives lost. The truck was owned by Mr. Ed ward T. Taylor, of near this city, and was driven by Mr. Taylor himself. The accident occurred about 1 o’clock P. M. Master Bobby Givens spent the week-end with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Bundick in Stockton. TRUCK AND AUTOMOBILE DAMAGED BY COLLISION f A truck and an automobile were slightly damaged at the intersection of Route 13 at Delmar Saturday night when the car, driven by Miss Ella M. Whayland, skidded on the icy highway into a truck operated by Junior Beebe, of Chincoteague, Va. Miss Whayland was driving north when her car begin to skid and struck the southbound Beebe truck. A reserve gasoline tank was broken from the truck’s body and fifty gal lons of gaoline spilled on the high way. The Whayland car was not damaged. CHAS. P. SNYDER DIES IN HOME OF THE AGED Was Well Known In This Vi cinity As Band Instructor And Made Many Friends Mr. Charles P. Snyder, familiarly and affectionately known here as “Dad” Snyder, died on Friday of last week, aged 78 years, at the Fahmey Home for the Aged, at San Mar, near Boonesboro, Md. The deceased is survived by a wid ow, three sons, and two daughters: Henry, of York, Pa.; Frank and Charles, of Union Bridge; Pauline, of Washington; and Mrs. Ada Easter day, of Walkersville. Funeral services were held on Sun day from the home of Mrs. Easter day; interment in Mount Hope ceme tery, Woodsboro, Md. Mr. Snyder had been in this section for a number of years in the capacity of a cornet band instructor. He made many friends here, not only by the interest he took in his work, but by his kindly genial nature. He took a bright look on life, enjoyed social con tacts, and, in all was a very lovable character. Mrs. Daisy O. Finnegan, of Sum mit, N. J., who has been spending some time with relatives and friends in Pocomoke and vicinity entertained the following guests at Whispering Pines Sunday last: Mr. and Mrs. Ver non Outten and daughter, Jane, of Seaford, Del., Mr. John Harmon, of Georgia, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest How ard, of Rehoboth, Md, and Mr. and Mrs. Harry Howard, of Pocomoke $1.50 ™5 DR. R.H. RILEY ISSUES REPORT ON DISEASES Activities In Each County Are Summarized With Reference To “Catching” Diseases OVER 11,000 SANITARY INSPECTIONS COMPLETED The wide range of the health pro motion and disease prevention activi ties carried on in the Counties of Maryland through the County Health Departments is pointed out in a re port issued by Dr. R. H. Riley, Direc tor of the State Department of Health, of the work done in the coun ties in 1940. The activities in each county are summarized with reference to com municable disease prevention or con trol; the health supervision of moth ers and children; services for crip pled children; dental care; the sani tary supervision of food handling in dustries; of tourist and other camps; educational and other services. There were 13,828 cases of noti fiable diseases reported to the State Department of Health from the coun ties; and nearly 7,900 home visits were made by the health officers and public health nurses to discover sources of infection or to establish measures to prevent the spread of the diseases. Over 17,000 young chil (Continued on Page 7) TUBERCULOSIS CLINIC FOR POCOMOKE MCH 10 The tuberculosis clinic for Worces ter County will be held on March 10 at 10:00 A. M. This month the clinic will take place at Health Dept, j Office, in Snow Hill. This is one of the clinics that are held every month in all of the coun- 1 ties of Maryland by the Maryland ! Tuberculosis Association. All of these 1 clinics are free. Dr. Paul Cohen, the clinician, will be in charge of the examinations. Other clinics in near-by sections will be at Princess Anne on March 11, in the County Health Office, at ] 10 o’clock in the morning. < At Salisbury in the Health De partment Office, Court House at 10 i o’clock, in the morning. < VOLUME 60 NO. 9 INTER-CITY MEET OF ROTARIANS MONDAY LAST i Princess Anne, Crisfield, And Pocomoke Held Second Of The Annual Meets i PAUL BURKEHOLDER, OF DOVER, GUEST SPEAKER The guest speaker of the evening at the local Rotary Club, was Rotar ian Paul Burkeholder, of Dover, Del aware, Past President of the 60th District, Rotary International. Spec ial interest in last. Monday’s meeting centered in the fact that it was the second of the Rotary year held by the clubs from Princess Anne, Crisfield, and Pocomoke, forming an Inter-City Association, which has been very suc cessfully conducted for some years. The next, and final one will be held in Crisfield. Mr. Burkeholder bombarded his audiences at the outset with a fusi lade of fun and humor, his repertoire of pointed and amusing stories ap (Continued on Page 12) MR. AND MRS. HURLEY ANNOUNCE A WEDDING Mr. and Mrs. Goldsborough Hurley anounces the marriage of their daugh ter, Ruth, to James Thomas Par sons, son of Mrs. Mary R. Parsons and the late Chester P. Parsons, of near Snow Hill. The marriage took place on Tues day, March 4, 1941 at 6:30 P. M. in Bates Memorial Methodist Church at Snow Hill, and was performed by the pastor, Rev. Elmer Shields. The ring ceremony was used, attfUthe wedding marches were played by Anna Pearl Haubert.,; a The bride was attired in aqua, with black accessories. Only members of I the family were present. Immediately after the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. Parsons left for a brief ' wedding trip. JUDGE CROCKETT • DRAWS JURY FOR MARCH SESSION • i i... Circuit Court Convenes In Snow Hill On Monday, March Twenty-Fourth Judge James M. Crockett has drawn the following as Jurors for the March Term which will convene at Snow Hill on March 24th, 1941: District No. 1: George P. Byrd, Irving S. Matthews, Robert J. Lamb den, William H. Walters, Jr., John T. Hall, Alton F. Mason, Norman F. Taylor, Basil F. Payne, Dawson Clarke, I. Bates Pilchard, J. Elton Mason. District No. 2: Harry L. Webb, Herman L. Burbage, Marion Pettit, Robert H. Cluff, John A. Carter, Cal vin Lilliston, Grice Payne, E. Avery Perdue. District No. 3: Walter G. Murphy, Joseph H. Davis, C. Wilbur Keas, Wilson Brittingham, Charles J. Da vis. District No. 4: William H. Adkins, Sidney E. Collins. District No. 6: J. Edward Weldon, Harry Savage, Josiah Timmons. District No. 6: Preston A. West, J. William Shockley. District No. 7: Maurice G. Brimer, Henry R. Figgs. District No. 8: Marcus E. Baylis, Samuel C. Bowen, Cassius C. Jones, H. Frank Taylor, K. C. Pettit. District No. 9: James Hudson, Charles Safberg, Sr., Joshua P. Don away, O. Sheldon Chandler, Charles C. Hudson, Jesse G. Mitchell. District No. 10: Lester Esham, Talbot E. Bunting, John P. Whaley, Lee A. Griffin. Mr and Mrs. Edgar Atkinson are receiving congratulations on the birth of a daughter, bom Saturday night in the Peninsula General Hospital in Salisbury. The little one will re ceive the name of Norma Fay.