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Friday, March 14, 1941
Local and Rural News
Miss Maude Blades is spending a
few days in Federalsburg.
Mr. and Mrs. Arville Duncan left
this week for a stay in Florida.
Mrs. John H. Clarke entertained
the luncheon bridge club Wednesday.
Mrs. Quince Ashburn was hostess
Tuesday to the afternoon bridge club.
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v Mrs. George H. Evans has ‘return
ed from a two weeks visit in Balti
Mr. Ray V. Gladding has been quite
ill this week at his home on Market
• Street.
Miss Nellie Ellis, of Snow Hill, was
the week-end guest of Miss Katherine
Mr. Riley Stevenson, of New York
City, is visiting his mother, Mrs. Ril
ey P. Stevenson.
Mr. Frank P. Bratten, of Baltimore
was a visitor in Pocomoke the early
part of the week.
Mrs. William S. Stevens entertain
ed the members of her bridge club
on Friday night last.
Mrs. C. B. Holton has returned to
Philadelphia, after a visit with Dr.
find Mrs. E. J. Clarke.
Mrs. Dan Shaw, Jr., who has been
quite ill at her home on Walnut St.,
is somewhat improved.
j'i • Mrs. Margaret Quinby Sturgis, of
•‘ New York, was a guest the past week
of Mrs. Wm. L. Bennett.
Mr. J. Francis Wilson left Thurs
.*• day for a stay of several weeks in
; Baltimore and Havre de Grace, Md.
Mr. and Mrs. Morton S. Busick, of
Baltimore, were week-end guests of
Mrs. Busick’s mother, Mrs. J. Harry
The Philathea Class of Salem Meth
odist Church will meet with Mrs. Wil
. lard J. Stevenson on Thursday, March
20th at 8 P. M.
The community was shocked to
hear of the death of Mr. William
Wigton, Sr., which occurred in Yea
don, Pa., Tuesday night .
Mrs. Sallie V. Ward entertained
Saturday afternoon and evening in
honor of Mrs. Willie C. Hancock and
Mrs. W. F. Lambertson.
Mrs. Robert I. Givens and Mrs. E.
Farrel Bowen will entertain at a
>*- bridge luncheon this afternoon at the
Venable Club Room on Market St.
Mrs. William G. Kerbin, Jr., and
son, Billy, of Snow Hill, were visi
tors this week at the home of her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. K. Howard.
Quite a number from here accom
panied the body of Mr. P. L. Scher
to Baltimore on Wednesday and at
tended the funeral which was held at
4 P. M.
:i.. v Mrs. W. F. Lambertson, Mrs. Rob
ert Collins and Mrs. Willie C. Han
-1 cock were entertained Thursday at
ii. the home of Mrs. Harry Rounds, of
Mr. and Mrs. J. Kenneth Vincent,
of Drew Seminary, Madison, N. J.,
spent last week-end at the homes of
Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Sturgis and Mr.
and Mrs. Roger Vincent.
Mr. H. P. Wescott, of Tappahan
nock, Va., and Mr. George Culver, of
Philadelphia, were week-end guests
of Mr. and Mrs. J. Dawson Clarke
of Walnut St.
Miss Eleanor Cullen, of Wilming
ton and Miss Nan Cullen, of Balti
more, have returned after being call
ed here by the death of their aunt,
Mrs. Lucius J. Kellam of Belle Hav
en, Va.
Mr. and Mrs. Clayton H. Pilchard
moved to Salisbury last week where
Mr. Pilchard will have charge of the
Allis-Chalmers place which Pilchard
Brothers have recently opened up in
' that city.
" ■ Mr. and Mrs. Herman Rehbein left
/ Friday for Fort Lauderdale, Fla.,
'' where Rehbein, former pitcher of the
. . Pocomoke Team in 1988 and 1939,
will train for six weeks for the Syra
'■ cuse Ball Oktb.
Mrs. A. O. Hamilton, of the Ham
ilton Beauty Parlor, leaves Sunday
for New York, where she will attend
the National Hair Dressers Conven
tion in session in the Hotel Pennsyl
vania Monday thru Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. John Stevens and Mr.
and Mrs. W. Sidney Stevens motored
to Philadelphia on Tuesday. They
were accompanied home by Miss Mar
ian Stevens, who has been undergo
ing treatment at Dr.-Wolf’s Clinic.
Mrs. G. Russell Carter and Mrs.
Brooks Lewis, of the Carter Beauty
Shop are in New York attending the
National Hair Dressers Convention in
session March 17th to 20th. While
the shop will be closed these four
days some one will be on hand to
answer the phone and take care of
those wishing to make appointments.
After an extended stay in North
Carolina and West Palm Beach, Fla.,
Hon. and Mrs. Clarence E. Robertson
have leased an apartment in Annap
olis during the month of March where
Mr. Robertson will attend the Legis
lative session.
The Pocomoke Health Council will
hold its first meeting of 1941 in the
clinic rooms on Clarke Avenue and
Willow Street on Monday evening,
March 17th at 7:30 o’clock. All mem
bers and others interested in public
health are urged to attend.
Much sympathy is extended Mr.
and Mrs. Paul Miller, formerly of
Pocomoke, in the death of their little
son, Billy Max, age 1 year 4 months.
The little fellow died Monday mom
ing at 12:20 in Onancock, Va. Fun
eral services were held Tuesday af
ternoon at Quinby, the Rev. Pleasant
officiating. Mrs. Miller before her
marriage was Miss Velma Pilchard.
Rev. and Mrs. J. W. Mast, of Whit
mell, Va., are receiving congratula
tions on the birth of a daughter,
Barbara Lee, born in the Nassawa
dox Hospital Thursday, March 6th.
Rev. and Mrs. Mast and infant daugh
ter are now at the home of Mrs.
Mast’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. J.
Long of Second St.
The regular March meeting of the
Past and Present Matrons’ and Pa
trons’ Association of the Eastern
Shore of Maryland O. E. S. will be
held in the Masonic Hall in Chester
town, Md., on Friday, March 21st.
A dinner will be served promptly at
6 P. M., in the Chestertown High
School. Following this the enter
tainment will take place at the Ma
sonic Hall and the meeting in the
chapter room will follow the enter
The Worcester County Health As
sociation has completed its member
ship drive and Pocomoke has contri
buted its share towards this worth
while project. According to a re
port from the local chairman the
quota of $135 was reached and pass
ed before the drive ended here. The
committee is deeply appreciative of
the splendid response made by indi
viduals and the cooperation of the
public. The solicitors, too, are grate
ful for the courtesy shown them. The
fact that Pocomoke has again “gone
over the top’’ should be a source of
real gratification to the community.
Two fine suppers, to which the pub
lic is cordially invited, are scheduled
for the near future. Both are chick
en and waffle suppers and both will
be served by the men. The first will
be given in Bethany Methodist
Church Thursday, March 20, begin
ning at 5:80 P. M. A fine menu has
been planned and will be served by
the men if not cooked by them. The
second afafir will be held April 3 at
the new Fire House and will be spon
sored by the Firemen and the Fire
Auxiliary. Both will be enjoyable af
fairs and will be well worth attend
ing, so keep the two dates in mind,
March 20th and April 3rd and plan
to attend both affairs.
Was A Former Resident Of Po
comoke, And Was Born In
Modest Town, Virginia
William Wigton, son of the late
William and Mary Wigton, departed
this life on March 11, 1941 at the
home of his daughter, Mrs. Godfrey
W. Elliott, of Yeadon, Delaware Co.,
Pa., at the age of 74 years.
Mr. Wigton was bora on October
24, 1866, in Modest Town, Accomack
Co., Virginia, and moved to Pocomoke
in 1899, there residing, until 1924
when he moved to Philadelphia, where
he' has since lived: He was in the
fruit and vegetable brokerage busi
ness for many years, and was a mem
ber of the Masonic Fraternity and
also of the Lansdowne Baptist Church
in Lansdowne, Pa.
Funeral services will be held on
Saturday, March 15, 1941 at 2 P. M.,
from the Oliver H. Bair Funeral Par
lors, 1820 Chestnut Street, Philadel
phia. Interment in Arlington ceme
tery, Philadelphia.
He is survived by his wife, Lula
A. Lucas Wigton, three sons, Wil
liam, Jr., of Coral Gables, Fla.; Rob
ert James, of Baltimore, Md.; and O.
L. Wigton, of Grosse Point, Mich.;
and two daughters, Mrs. R. E. Pattey
and Mrs. Godfrey W. Elliott, both of
Yeadon, Pa.; and one sister, Mrs.
Kate Johnson, of Miami, Fla.
When you have something to aeli
rent or trade run an ad in our Claat
ified Columns.
Is Son Of Theodore Drivas,
First Proprietor Of Crystal
Restaurant, Here
Theodore Drivas, now of New York,
was the first proprietor of the Cry
stal Restaurant, corner Market and
Front Streets, Pocomoke City.
Mr. Drivas, a Greek, has a son,
John, who is now valiantly fighting
against the despotic ambitions of the
German Hitler, and Greece is the ad
miration of the world because of its
brave stand to preserve the ancient
glory of its name and homeland.
This son, John by name, writes the
following letter to his father, and it
shows the indomitable spirit of the
Greeks, who made the Italians look
cheap in the contest of War. The let
ter follows:
Greek-Italian Front,
December 20, 1940 I
My Respected Father:
I am writing you hurriedly, in a
I have fought and will fight like
a descendant of the Spartans that I
All of us here offer all that we
can; even the blind offer something,
since they cannot see to fight they
knit the soldiers’ sweaters.
To the altar of liberty and honor
of our country I too have dedicated
all that I have in the world—my life.
Do not grieve, do not sorrow, Fath
er of Mine, whatever may happen.
You gave me my life, that life I
will devote, I will give, I will dedicate
to the altar of the Motherland.
It is immaterial as to what hap
pens to me individually. I see but
one thing, our Mother Greece.
I gaze but at one thing, the laurel
crowns of victory. ,
That is what we are fighting for
at this moment.
And if I die I will rise again to
celebrate in victory the crowning of
the blue and white banner.
Aleck (a brother) is here fighting.
It is an honor to us and an honor to
With filial respect and kisses,
Your Son,
6th Battery of Anti-Aircraft
The writer of the above letter is
a nephew of James Sarbanes, one of
the present owners of the Crystal
Restaurant, this city.
Family Of Three
Killed By Train Sun.
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company, was carried about a third
of a mile in front of the engine.
Engineer Charles Pusey, of Del
mar, said he did not see the truck un
til he felt the impact of the crash.
Fireman G. T. Poulson, of Delmar,
said he saw the truck just a moment
before it reached the crossing.
Poulson said the truck was travel
ling east down a side dirt road and
there was no construction to block the
driver’s view.
Railroad crews worked late that
night repairing the damage to the
tracks and railroad police and inspec
tors were still on the scene investi
The triple funeral rites were held
at 1:30 o’clock Tuesday afternoon at
the Dashiells Funeral Home in Prin
cess Anne with the Rev. J. R. Diehl,
assisted by the Rev. Randolph Field,
officiating. Burial at Walston’s ceme
tery, near Parsonsburg, Wicomico
Mr. Perdue is survived by his fath
er, Purnell Perdue; three brothers,
Norman J., and Sam, of Salisbury and
R. Cephia Perdue, of Cedar Hall, this
vicinity and a sister.
Mrs. Perdue’s parents are Mr. and
Mrs. Will Griffith of Monie, Somer-
Money Makers
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Farmers who make money, borrow wisely to take advantage
of cash discounts on their fertilizer purchases.
It is a bank’s business to lend money as well as to accept
deposits. This bank is ready to make loans to farmers
whose credit is approved. Talk it over with us.
Pocomoke City National Bank
Member Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Third Annual Spring
Trials Gun-Dog Club
Continued from page 1
; bury, Md. The trials were held up
j here on account of snow.
On Saturday, weather conditions :
1 were terrible for pulling off the
Open Senior Puppy Stakes, but I
Chevalinda, setter, won; owner and!
i handler Virgil Hawse, Staunton, Va.
Second, Doomes May Mac, also
owned and handled by Hawse.
3rd, Orchid Lady, setter, owner and
handler, Vernon Wimbrow, Oak Hall,
Open All-Age Stake, First, Home
wood Gallant Knight, pointer, owner
and handler, John W. Miller, Clay
ton, N. J.
Second, Zero, setter, owner and
handler, Virgil Hawse, Staunton,
Third, U-Boat, pointer, owner, R.
A. Ralph, Washington, D. C.; handler,
Porter Carter, Washington, D. C.
On Sunday, Hope Dale Jack, point
er won the Open Shooting Dog Stake,
owned by Dr. Rogers, Trenton, N. J.,
and handled by Thomas Carmody,
Lambertsville, N. J.
Second, Lightning Dash, setter,
owner and handler, H. I. Spector, of
Third, Brightlights, pointer, own
ed and handled by Stanley G. Bayly,
Pocomoke City.
There were about 60 entries of
canine blue blood. The horses were
of specially fine style and action, and,
with the exception of the weather, ;
the meet was highly successful.
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set County. Two brothers, Norris *'
and Willard, and a sister, Mrs. Kath- i
erine Smith, are all of Salisbury. Two ]
other brothers are William Griffith ]
of Arlington, Va., and John Griffith, i
of Monie. i
Fresh As Spring...
And Equally
As Delightful
Charming New
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And Accessories
which we have pur
chased for the Spring
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, Funeral services were held Tues
day at 2 o’clock at the Green Hill
j Church of the Brethren at Green Hill,
for Peter W. Johnson, retired farmer
| of Somerset County who died at his
I home Sunday at the age of 83 years.
The body was removed to the Wat
son Funeral Home here until 10
o’clock Tuesday morning when it was
taken to the church where services
were conducted by the Rev. W. K. Ma
han of Rchoboth, Md. Interment was
made in Quinton cemetery, near this
city. The pallbearers were his grand
sons: Ralph, Benjamin, Herman, Cal
vin, Henry and Linwood Johnson.
Besides his widow, Mrs. Lillie John
son, he is survived by seven sons by
a former marriage: Fred H., Alfred
N., Frank, Elmer and Lloyd, all of
Somerset County; Ernest and Charles
of Baltimore. Two daughters, Mrs.
Jennie Cook and Mrs. Sarah Ream,
are children by his second marriage.
A regional meeting of the Mary
land State Teachers Association has
been planned for April 4th at the Sal
isbury State Teachers College. Mr.
Elwood Mason, Principal of the Ocean
City High School and President of
the Eastern Shore District, has an
nounced that the two General Ses
sions will begin at 3:30 and 7:30 P.
M. respectively. Dr. L. Thomas Hop
kins, of Teachers College, Columbia
’University, will be the afternoon
speaker and Captain Victor Hunt
Harding will be the evening speaker.
Dinner will be served in the college
dining room at 6 o’clock for those
making reservations.
Farmers who are planning to par
ticipate in the 1941 soil conservation
program will have an opportunity to
sign their farm plans the coming
week at the community all day sit
tings which have been arranged by
Somerset County Agent, C. Z. Keller
as follows:
Monday and Tuesday, March 17th
and 18th, Pocomoke, Citizens Bank.
Wednesday and Thursday, March
19th and 20th, Westover, Long Bros.
Canning Co., office.
Friday, March 21st, Rehoboth, How
ard’s Store.
Friday and Saturday, March 21st
and 22nd, Marion, Firehouse.
Supervisors and clerical assistance
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clothes are “easy” . . . there’s more than a soft
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to them . . . there’s something indefinable . . .
something that makes them “easy” to wear . . .
something you’ll be so pleased to discover. Do
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will bo. present at these meetings
from 9 A. M. to 4:30 P. M. each day
as scheduled.
Farmers in the upper districts of
the county will have an opportunity
to sign their farm plans at the of
fice of the County Agent during the
week of March 24th.
The farm plan shows the payment
which can be obtained for participa
ting in the program this year, pro
vided the allotted acreage of wheat,
potatoes, vegetables and total soil de
pleting crops are not exceeded.
On account of the lateness of the
meetings, it is thought advisable not
to hold the soil testing days. How
ever those who wish to have soft
samples tested, should bring them to
the meetings or the office of the coon
ty agent and they will be sent prom
ptly to the soil laboratory.
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