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MRS. S. G. KING DIES AT AGE EIGHTY-THREE Was Daughter Of The Late Jas. And Sarah Gibbons, Of Somerset County FUNERAL SERVICES HELD SUNDAY AFTERNOON Mrs. Sallie G. King, widow of John Francis King, passed away at her home March 6, after a long illness, aged 83 years. She was the daugh ter of the late James and Sarah Gib bons of Somerset county. Funeral services were held at her home, Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Mr. Leister assisted hy Rev. John Ditto. The pallbearers were her grandsons: Earl Stant, Lin wood Stant, Milton McCready and William King. She is survived by three daughters and two sons, Mrs. Ella Dorsey, of Washington, D. C.; Mrs. Lena Mc- Cready and Mrs. Myrtle Stant; Mr. William King and Mr. Norris King, all of Pocomoke City; also by nine grandchildren: Mrs. Lloyd Davis, of Washington, D. C.; Mr. Clark Dorsey of Baltimore, Md.; Mr. William King, Miss Mae King, Miss Louise King, Miss Ruth Stant, Earl Stant, Lin wood Stant, Milton McCready, all of Pocomoke; three great grandchildren, Raymond Davis, Doris Dean Davis, of Washington, D. CJ; and Martha Lee Dorsey, of Baltintore, Md. Mrs. Arthur Reese, of Elizabeth, New Jersey and Mrs. Dave Fallen, of Chester, Pa., were called here to attend the funeral, Mrs. King being their aunt. Local Citizens Dis cuss Tax Situation (Continued from Page 1) 248,346 to the approximate $53,000,- •00 a year asked for in the 1942-43 budget is almost 500% increase Mr. Price said, “In that time the popula tion of the state has increased 25%.” A strong taxpayer’s league in this county is essential and can be of great service in cutting down unnec essary expense at this time when we will all have to tighten our belts to help pay for the tremendous defense costs.” “The proposed increases in the Pay roll items in this budget amount to $1,456,182,” said John L. Hougardy of the Maryland Public Expenditure Council.” Is this great increase jus tified when we must arm a million men, feed, equip and hospitalize them.” Mr. Hougardy said: “With employment rapidly reaching a peak there will certainly be less need for relief,” keep the appropriation at the amount actually spent in 1940, $4,- 216,057.” Mr. Horace Davis of Berlin, also spoke of the continued increase in State spending and the need for econ omy now in government if the tax payer was to be able to meet the costs of the necessary re-armament pro gram. It was unanimously decided at the meeting that the group present, rep resenting business men and farmers ftrom Ocean City, Berlin, Stockton, Snow Hill, Newark and Pocomoke City go on record as opposing an in crease in State spending at this time. Those at the meeting decided that some expression of this sentiment be sent to the Worcester County delega tions at Annapolis and to the Gover nor. A committee with Mr. Horace Da vis, of Berlin as Chairman, and which included the following: Quince Ash burn, of Pocomoke, Frank Truitt, of Ocean City, and William Price of Snow Hill, was chosen to draw up plans for a permanent taxpayers lea gue for Worcester County. 1 . • MR. JOE LANKFORD SHOWS BIG HEN FRUIT Mr. Joe Lankford, of Beaver Dam, has a hen of New Hampshire Red strain, which, as an egg producer, went Mr. Letcher Colonna’s bird one better in the matter of size and weight. Mr. Lankford’s specimen weighed seven ounces; measured nine inches around its long circumference; and within a fraction of eight inches a round the short circumference. He was generous enough to pres ent the egg to the editor of the "Democrat” who had it cooked and served at a meal in the scrambled fashion. When broken, the egg con tained in the big shell, a double yolk and another perfectly formed egg; consequently it was, in effect, three eggs in one. The “Democrat” is now in the hu mor to ask: “Who’s next?” TWO CRISFIELD MEN DIE IN FOUNDERED VESSEL Two Crisfield men are dead and a third man rescued after clinging to the mast of a foundered boat for 12 hours. The dead men are Eugene Tawes, 19, of Crisfield, whose body has not been found. Travis Tawes, 49, father of the lost youth dropped dead at his home in Crisfield upon hearing of the tragedy. The other victim of the Chesapeake Bay storm is Capt. Robert W. Dize, 77, whose body was recovered and removed to Salisbury. Captain Maurice Ward, 21, owner and master of the 70 foot cargo ves sel that foundered, was rescued. The vessel was caught in the blizzard that visited this section on Friday last. Loaded with lumber the shifting car go ripped a hole in its side. FUNERAL HELD ON SUNDAY LAST FOR MRS. CELLAR Was Wife Of Former Ring Champion Who Was Well Known In Community Last rites were held at 2 P. M. Sun day for Mrs. Frances Isabelle Kellar, of Newark, N. J., wife of Crawford Kellar, former undefeated middle weight champion of the Eastern Shore. Mrs. Kellar died in the Pe ninsula General Hospital in Salis bury,, at 6 A. M., Friday from severe burns. Services were conducted from the Baptist Church in Princess Anne, Md., with the minister, the Rev. Rol and Chaffey, officiating, assisted by the Rev. Tilghman Smith, pastor of Antioch Methodist Church. Mrs. Kellar, aged 25, was seriously burned Wednesday morning last week when her chenile robe became ignit ed while she stood near a wood stove. She was heating water preparing to bathe the nine-months-old baby of her sister-in-law, Mrs. Weldon Kel lar, whom she was visiting. Panic stricken, Mrs. Kellar ran from the building. Her brother-in-law, Weldon Kellar in an adjoining room, heard her screams, grabbed a blanket and smothered what was left of the burn ing garment when he was able to overtake her. Doctors at the hospital treating the burns on Mrs. Kqllar’s face and body held little hope for recovery from the begining. She was given a blood transfusion Wednesday afternoon. Mrs. Kellar’s husband, a native of Princess Anne, now employed in New ark, N. J., arrived Wednesday night. Her sisters, Mrs. J. L. Nealson, of Tarrytown, N. Y., Mrs. D. L. Faile, and Miss Betty Batson, both of Greenwich, N. Y., were at her bedside a few hours before her death. Her mother, Mrs. F. W. Batson, of Green wich, N. Y., one brother, Mr. James Batson, of Tarrington, Conn., also survive. H. E. KELLEY, JR.. APPOINTED Congressman S. Otis Bland, Wash ington, D. C., notified H. E. Kelley, Jr., on February 26th of his princi pal appointment to the Naval Acad emy for entrance June 16th. The ap pointee is the only son of Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Kelley of New Church. He is taking post graduate work at the Riverside Military Academy now wintering at Hollywood, Fla. Now Thru, Sat. ERROI, FLYNN “FOOTSTEPS IN THE DARK” With Brenda Marshall! Mon., Tues., Mar 17-18 ROBERT YOUNG LORAINE DAY “THE TRIAL OF MARY DUGAN” STARTS WED., MAR 19 The First and Funniest Mili tary Musical! ABBOTT and COSTELLO In “BUCK PRIVATES” with • • * J* * 1 # The Andrews Sisters WORCESTER DEMOCRAT, POCOMOKE CITY, MARYLAND ATTENDANCE IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS FOR FEBRUARY Pocomoke Does Not Show Up Very Well, Comparatively, Because Of Sickness In the matters of attendance, the Pocomoke School did not do so well, comparatively, in February. The high school occupied the cellar posi tion; Pocomoke B, of the graded schools, was next to last; and the sit uation was only partly saved by Po comoke A, which stood at the top. The attendance officer explains that “Contagious diseases and one very stormy day are causes of the poor at tendance.” Snow Hill led the high schools with 93.4 and gained a stellar distinc tion because of its increase over Feb ruary 1940 by 1.4 points. Stockton follows with 92.5; Ocean City with 91,9; Berlin, 91.8; Pocomoke, 89.9. General average, 91.8 as against 91.9 for last year. Pocomoke A is out in front of the graded schools with 93.2; Snow Hill, 92.4; Stockton, 91.5; Berlin A, 90.3; Bishopville, 89.4; Ocean City, 89.1; Pocomoke B, 88.8; Berlin B, 85.4. Bishopville shows an increase of 3.2 points over last year, and gets a “star.” General average 89.7 gainst 88.4 last year. Girdletree shows the way to the mggjf:' —r ''■'•’SJWV**' ■'*&' "" ** '"' ' ' • i 1 V. SI I They're practical as apple pie... for their pliant -.. j§ J tailoring and feathery, pure wool fabrics make H f hem laugh at wear and weather! They're *wg m dollar-wise as a bank clerk — priced within JnMi f| t&f X our budget! But Career Girls and Heiresses J* §f alike prefer them. because they're casual... they're classic... with a clean-cut, American kind of n | glamourl You'll love their exclusive, expensive look, | * when you see them, try them I Choose YOURS from I - wide collection today! , 462. 5 button reeftr of Shogmoor Other Famous Makes ■ Monfffon* or Twood ~, . $29.99 10.95 to 39.75 K SCHE R* S I In Pocomoke ' two-teacher group with 93.9; Atkin-; son, 93.6; Newark, 91.1; Whaleyville, 89.1. Newark showed an increas ov er last year and gained a “star.” Gen erali average, 91.7 as against 89.1 last year. St. Martin gets an average of 94 as against 95.5 last year. General average of all elementary schools was 90 as against 88.6 last year. Berlin leads the colored high schools with 95.4; Pocomoke, 90.3; Snow Hill, 90. General average 91.4 as against 91.2 last year. Pocomoke heads the graded group, with 92.5; Berlin, 88; Snow Hill 84.6. General average 88.1 as against 81.2 last year. Mt. Wesley is at the top of the two teacher schools with 83.2; German town, 82.6; Stockton, 81.7; Newark, j 75.8; Girdletree, 73.6. Mt. Wesley, ! gains the stellar distinction by mak ; ing a substantial gain over Febru ary, 1940. General average, 79.3 as against 65.5 for last year. St. James leads the one-teacher schools with 86.1; Unionville, 85.2; Hutt’s Chapel, 85.1; Bishop, 75.4. Hutt’s Chapel gets a “star” by reas on of a 19.6 points lead over Febru ary, 1940. General average of ele mentary schools 84.2 as against 74 I for 1940. LIONS CLUB DONATES INCUBATOR TO HOSPITAL The Lions Club of Pocomoke City, ; this week voted to donate an incu- MISS A. G. LEONARD OVERCOME BY GAS Miss Alice G. Leonard, 62, was found overcome by gas in the bath room of her home at 805 N. Division Street, Salisbury, late Saturday af ternoon. Dr. L. A. Rademaker, med | ieal examiner for Wicomico County, ; called the death accidental, caused by ' monoxide poisoning. Miss Leonard was found on the bathroom floor and was pronounced dead at the Peninsula General Hos pital where she was taken as soon as found. Gas company officials, in i vestigating the accident, said that the tube to a heater had become rotten i and had evidently broken when the heater was moved. I Funeral services were held on Mon day at 2 o’clock. i bator to the McCready Hospital, of Crisfield. Pocomoke City has no hospital of her own and many of her young mothers have brought forth their first born in the Crisfield institution; one of these happy mothers is the wife of the secretary of the Poco moke club. The matter was presented by “Par son Jack” Wootten a member of the Pocomoke Lions and there was no bitter opposition to the movement. The hospital is notified to order the incubator and on Hospital Day in Crisfield a committee from the local club will make the presentation. Norwegian Ship On Beach At O. City (Continued from Page 1) blasts of the old Atlantic. What has been done is the removal of some plate rivets so that more sand could seep into her hull, thereby making her a sturdier object to the force of the waves. I Salvage workers have already tak en the job under consideration. Wreck ing crews, and tugs, have arrived on the scene, and it is generally conced ed that if the craft i 3 floated at all it will take at least two weeks. There was some question of sabot age, singe the “Olaf” was to load with supplies for the British nation, but the captain- denies any such pos sibility. The Olaf Bergh left England in a convoy of 40 ships, Morris said, keep ing formation for four days when ac companying warships turned back. Morris said his ship reached Hali fax last Sunday a week ago and it was necessary to take on fresh water and refuel because of a slow voyage caused by bad ice conditions in the North Atlantic. Second Mate Ander Eggun, 32, Norwegian, a member of the crew for three years, was on the bridge at the time the ship struck and said that it J. H. VINCENT Jewelry, Watch Repairing And Gifts IN STORE WITH I. H. MERRILL POCOMOKE THEATRES' Pocomoke City, Md. Marval FOX PHONE 320 Two Shows Each Night Two Shows Each Night ’^Matinee' 00 7:15 and 9:00 Friday 3:45 P. M. Matinees TUES. 3:30 SAT. 3:00 rp, . . , 11 —1 nis Saturday This Saturday March 15 March 15 “Qtieen Of Matinee Saturday 3 P. M. The Mob” “Flight With Jean Cagney, Rich* a t •• ard Denning. AllgelS 77 Serial Cartoon With Virginia Bruce, Den- " nis Morgan, Wayne Morris, Mon., Tues., Ralph Bellamy, Jane Wy- March 17-18 man - Serial Comedy Cartoon Mon., Tues., Wed., Millionaire March 17-18-19 Play Boy” Matinee Tuesday 3:30 With Joe Penner and Lin- Cary Grant, James Stew- Hayes " art. Katherine Hepburn in News___J>me<ty “The I Wed., Thurs., Philadelphia March w-20 Did* Powell, Joan Blondell Movietone News Cartoon 44 j VV3ttt Thurs., Fri., A Divorce” March 20-21 News Cartoon “Tall, Fri., Sat., Dark and March 21-22 Handsome” ”!|ij ,ee ™ day ’ 3 5p - "• With Cesar Romero, Mil- MIIuSOII S ton Berle, Virginial Gil- Pathe News Paul Mum and Gene Disney Cartoon Cartooll DENNIS & WATSON FUNERAL HOME AMBULANCE SERVICE Successors To VERNON P. STEVENSON POCOMOKE CITY—PHONE 224 Friday, March 14, 1941 hit “with hardly a jar.” The light he thought was the 5 Fathom Light was the Fenwick Is land lighthouse. Eggun said that he was on the Olaf Bergh when it fled from the Germans at Bergen, Norway. He said that 27 bombs were dropped on and near the boat in an effort to sink it. It was slow work getting the men off as some of them refused at first to be landed. They preferred to stay with the ship. The captain and seven of the men remained aboard to form a skeleton crew for maintenance work. Two of the boilers on the ship have failed but they are keeping steam in a third for power to operate winch which is pulling on an anchor thrown into the water. H. W. Hudson, bos’n mate at the station, said that they were putting food aboard for the men. Meanwhile, 19 members of the crew removed from the ship left for Phila delphia on orders of the Norwegian i Consul there. His message indicated, the Coast Guard said, that the men would prob ably be given berths on other ships and that a new crew would fill their places on the Olaf Bergh when it is floated.