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ASSOCIATION OF PARENTS ANDI TEACHERS MEET Special Discussion As To Rec reations And Leisure Time Activities Of Children NEXT MEETING WILL BE ON MONDAY, APRIL 7 On Thursday evening, March 13, the members of the Parent-Teachers’ Association met in the music room of the high school building to discuss the recreations and leisure-time ac tivities of the children of this com munity. The various leisure-time ac tivities now available were discussed, and some were found to be much more desirable than others. It was agreed, too, that arrangements should be made so that the children of the community may have a place for games and other recreations out side of school hours—a place where there is no admission charge. A com mittee was appointed to look into the possibility of fixing up such a place. Mr. Eliott Brown, chairman of the committee, has as helpers Mrs. Ray mond Dixon, Miss Annie Ross, and Mrs. Johnson Payne. An interesting feature of the pro gram was the talk made by Mrs. Ray mond Dixon. In a charming manner, Mrs. Dixon told the group about the meeting of the American Association of School Administrators which she attended in Atlantic City recently. Mrs. Dixon has attended these meet ings for four successive years now, and she is, therefore, in an excellent position to choose from the things learned at the meetings, those that will interest her audience. The association is in favor of a bill now before the legislature asking that the use of fireworks in this state be prohibited and action will be taken along this line. The next meeting of the P. T. A. will be held in the elementary school building on Monday, April 7. MISS A. M. ARDIS IS MARRIED TO MR. WHITE Announcement is made of the mar riage of Miss Aileen Mason Ardis, daughter of Mrs. Nora M. Ardis, of New Church, to Mr. Cromer Lloyd White, son of Mr. Lloyd White of this city. The ceremony was performed Sat urday, March Ist at the Methodist parsonage by the Rev. John W. Woot ten. The witnesses were a cousin of the bride, Mr. Alvin Mason, and a sister of the groom, Miss Geneva White, both of this city. Mr. and Mrs. White have taken up their residence here. STOCKTON FIRE DEPARTMENT TO GET NEW TRUCK A 500-Gallon Centrifugal Pump To Be Added To Their Fighting Force An order has been placed with the American La France, Foamite Corp., Elmira, New York for new fire fight ing apparatus and equipment, for use of the Stockton Fire Company. The new apparatus is the most modern type. The purchase includes a 500 gallon centrifugal pump with suction and discharge hose, a large booster tank with 200 feet of hose attached, extension and roof ladders, crow-bar, pike pole, axes, electric hand lanterns, salvage covers, soda and acid, foa mite, and varbon dioxide extinguish ers, gas masks, and first aid kit. This equipment will be mounted on a 1941 Ford V-8 chassis furnished with the Mercury motor. Delivery is expected in June. This will be the third piece of motor apparatus pur chased by the Company since its or ganization in 1924. Since the Company’s reorganiza tion at the annual meeting this month the firemen have lost no time in tak ing steps toward the procurement of needed facilities for fighting fires. The present officers are: President, ' George Ewell Dryden; vice-president, George Rex Bromley; See’y-Treasur er, C. Mervin Burbage; Chief, Harold D. Cutright; Ass’t. Chief Preston Smack Jones; Marshal, Estel C. Trad er. Last week the Stockton Company acted as hosts to the Worcester County Volunteer Firemen’s Associa tion. After the business meeting, the . visiting firemen were entertained at an oyster roast at George Island Landing. CONGRESSMAN WARD TO SURVEY RESORT COAST Congressman David J. Ward re cently directed to the attention of the! District Engineer, War Department,! Baltimore, Maryland, the need of maintenance dredging for the Ocean City Inlet and Channel North and South of the Inlet. Existing law pro vides for maintenance. The District Engineer has informed Mr. Ward that it is expected to have a survey made of the inlet and jetties in the early part of the coming summer and an investigation of the conditions will be made at that time. MEASURE TO CHANGE PLANS FOR ELECTIONS Full Text Of Measure Regula ting Primary Elections For Offices In The County AFFECTS MANNER OF CHOOSING BY DISTRICTS The following bill has been intro duced by Delegate Clarence E. Rob ertson, of Worcester, relating to the way and manner of conducting pri mary elections in the county, where the names of nominees for County Commissioners, Judges of the Or phans’ Court, members of the House of Delegates and members of the State Central Committee, appear on the ticket. A BILL Entitled AN ACT to add a new section to Article 24 of the Code of Public Lo cal Laws of Maryland (1930 Edition), title “Worcester County”, sub-title “County Commissioners”, said new section to be known as Section 57A, and to follow immediately after Sec tion 57 of said Article, relating to the primary elections for certain offices in Worcester County. Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Maryland, That a new section be and it is hereby add ed to Article 24 of the Code of Public Local Laws of Maryland (1930 Edi tion), title “Worcester County”, sub title “County Commissioners”, said new section to be known as Section 57A, to follow immediately after sec tion 57 of said Article, and to read as follows: 57A. (a) At the primary elections held in Worcester County at which candidates for the following offices are selected, the nominees of each party for said offices shall be chos en in each County Commissioner Dis trict, as said Districts are defined in Section 57 of this Article: (1) One nominee for County Com missioner; (2) One nominee for Judge of the Orphans’ Court. (3) One nominee for Member of the House of Delegates; (4) Two nominees for Members or the State Central Committee. (b) The Supervisors of Elections of Worcester County shall place the name of each person who properly files papers for the above positions only upon the ballots to be used by such person’s party in the District within which such person bona fide resides. (c) The candidates for each of said offices who receives the greatest number of votes in each Commission er District at said primary election shall be certified by the Supervisors of Elections as the nominees of the political parties to which they belong, and the names of said nominees shall be placed on the official ballot to be used in the general election. Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That any law, or part thereof, incon sistent with the provisions of this Act, be and it is hereby repealed to the extent of such inconsistency. Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That this Act shall take effect June 1, 1941. WESSELLS-BEDWELL MARRIAGE ANNOUNCED Miss Dorothy Jane Wessells, of Wilmington, Del., daughter of Mrs. Georgie Milliner Wessells Colona, of Accomac, and the late Mr. Asa Wes sells, was married to Mr. Lewis Ed ward Bedwell, of Wilmington, Del., son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Louis Bedwell, of Christiana, Del., on Sun day evening, March 9th, 1941, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Grover Rowley, formerly from Horntown, Va., 901 Washington Street, Wilmington, Del. The Rev. Richard M. Green, pastor of Hockessin Methodist. Church, offi ciated. The bride is a graduate of Acco mac High School of the class of 1933, POCOMOKE HIGH BASKET BALL TEAM DEFEATED Beaten By Salisbury Y. M. P. C. By The Close Score Of Eighteen To Fourteen The Pocomoke High School basket ball team was defeated by the Salis bury Y. M. P. C. 18 to 14, on Friday night, March 14th in a very close and exciting game. This loss broke up ; the high school’s winning streak af ter having won 9 straight games. The P. H. S. line-up was as fol : lows: G F TP Byrd, f. 10 2 Darby, f. 3 0 6 DeMar, c. 10 2 Smullin, g. 0 0 0 Mariner, g. 2 0 4 Wilkerson, g. 0 0 0 TOTALS 7 0 14 In the preliminary game the Po comoke "J. V.” defeated the Princess Anne “Phi Alpha”, 36 to 28. On Monday night, March 17th, the P. H. S. boys defeated the Falcons of Pocomoke, 50 to 20 in a prelimi nary game at the Pocomoke Armory. This game makes 12 wins and 3 loss es for the P. H. S. boys, so far this season. In the near future the P. H. S. boys will play the Cambridge High School in a preliminary game at the Pocomoke Armory. CHIRPS (Continued from Page 1) proved themselves equal to the oc casion and showed they weren’t go ing to be outdone by any other manu facture, be it false or natural. Still another story comes to hand about these pesky fowls. This time the scene is laid in Virginia. But, you’ll notice it’s still on the Delmar va Peninsula, and it’s only one more instance to prove that the good old Eastern Shore is hard to beat no mat ter how you take it. Here’s the story: A leopard may not be able to , change its spots, but Mrs. J. A. Kelley, of Mappsville, Va., has a hen which changes its spots once each year. The hen, of the bar red rock species, is now about 7 years old. Since she first start ed shedding her feathers, she has changed her spots each time she s£ieds. Her present color is black and white spotted. Last year she was a perfect barred rock. In the last year or so she has only shedded her feathers onceta year, whereas when she was younger she shedded twice a year. Can any of our poultry raisers beat this? Now, that ain’t so awful bad, af ter all. The above mentioned hen is only showing her femininity. Mem bers of the gentler sex have a right to change their mind, and why hasn’t a hen a right to change the color of her feathers whenever she sees fit. That’s the best way she has of show ing her different moods. but for the past several years has made her home in Wilmington, where she has been employed. The groom is a graduate of the Newark High School and is connected with the East em States Farmers’ Exchange, Wil mington, Del. Following a southern wedding trip, Mr. and Mrs. Bedwell will make their home at 901 Washington St., Wil mington. LIMIT TWO TO A COUPON I NOT $16.50 SENSATIONAL SALE! I I The Price You Would Expect SATURDAY ONLY, MARCH 22 to Pay for This GENUINE I 26-PIECE SET | 1 15 Year Guarantee | | BUT FOR SIX HOURS ONLY ” 1 QQ Coraplete - se ” icefor s El SET IS MADE BY ONE OF TIIE LARGEST MANUFAC- m NATIONALLY KNOWN FOR THE HIGH I i MERCHANDISE. | If you cannot come at above time, ® rhßrrnQCy leave money before sale and re- I &f#s /' ' Phone 376 serve your set, MAIL ORDERS FILLED—ADD 11c ■■■■■■3 WORCESTER DEMOCRAT, POCOMOKE CITY, MARYLAND MR. EUHU L. WARD DIES IN THE HOSPITAL Mr. Elihu L. Ward, a former resi dent of this city, but having lived in Salisbury for some years, died in the Peninsula General Hospital, on Thurs day of last week. The deceased was the son of the late Samuel and Elizabeth Ward, and was born in this county 70 years ago. He was well-known in this commun ity where he followed the trade of house carpentry and ship building. Besides a widow, the deceased is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Lester Tingle, of Salisbury; by a sister, Miss Bettie Ward of Pocomoke; and by three brothers, Simeon Ward, of Po comoke; Burleigh Ward, of Collings wood, N. J.; and Howard Ward, of Camden, N. J. Funeral services were held on Sun day last from his home and interment made in the Salisbury cemetery. ___________ SUPPORTERS OF TAX MEASURE BEFORE HOUSE (Continued from Page 1) and the burden should now be borne by others. “If a tax to replace the real estate tax is ever needed, the members of this committee and of the Legislature will find it. I do not think that the Legislators of other states are more asute or better versed on the prob lems of Government and taxation than are you and other members of this Legislature. “The passage of this bill provides; a referendum only. Surely the peo ple can be trusted to decide for them selves what is best and to decide the method of taxation they prefer. Maryland should not delay longer joining the group of forward-look ing States which have already adopt ed this legislation, and this session of the Legislature should give the peo ple a right to decide this matter for themselves.” Among those from this community noticed in the capitol were: Quince Ashbum, H. Merrill Walters, Samuel A. Evans, Willard P. Evans, W. T. Bunting, W. W. Beauchamp, S. D. Corbin, Stanley Lankford, Eugene P. Matthews and Edward J. Clarke. Noticeable among the big crowd was the large number of women. Both speeches—from Mr. Roe and Mr. Veasey—were well received, and the general opinion is that, with proper handling the bill will pass the House as it already has done in the Senate. Have You Had.. LUNCH or DINNER At Venable’s LATELY WHERE QUALITY MEANS MORE THAN QUANTITY PHONE 324 FARMERS ATTEND IN BIG NUMBERS SOIL MEETINGS Other Meetings Scheduled For The Latter Part Of This Month In Somerset The community soil conservation meetings held this week were attend ed by a number of farmers who sign ed their farm plans in order to par ticipate in the soil conservation pro gram this year. In order that the farmers living in the upper districts of the county will have an opportunity to sign their farm plans, a series of disrict sign-up days have been scheduled for the com ing week as follows: Monday, 24th, East Princess Anne District. Tuesday and Wednesday, 26th and 26th, West Princess Anne District. Thursday, 27th, Mt. Vernon and St. Peter’s Districts. Friday, 28th, Deal’s Island, Dames ! Quarter and Tangier Districts. Saturday, 29th, Dublin District. The sign-up meetings will be held in the office of the county agent in the courthouse at Princess Anne, and in order to avoid delay in signing the farm plans, it is suggested that the farmers come to the office on the day designated for the district. New farms that have not previous ly entered in the program can be list ed at one of the meetings. Farmers will not be eligible to par ticipate in the 1941 soil conservation program unless a farm plan has been signed before April 15th the closing date. The meeting being held at this time is for the purpose of giving the farm ers an opportunity to learn their al lotments, payments and list their soil building practices before they begin their farming operations for the sea son. Lime orders under the grant of aid program will be taken at the rate of $6.60 for ground fimestone and $11.40 for burnt lime. A regular meeting of Crescent Chapter No. 44 O. E. S. will be held Monday night, March 24th at 7:30 o’clock. Now Thru Sat. The First Army Camp Comedy! ABBOTT E. COSTELLO “BUCK PRIVATES” with the ANDREWS SISTERS Mon., Tues., Wed., March 24-25-26 MARGARET SULLIVAN CHARLES BOYER “BACK STREET” By Fannie Hurst Starts Thurs., March 27 DEANNA DURBIN “NICE GIRL” With Franchot Tone AFTERMATH OF THE STEVENS-METHVIN TRIAL Among 14 persons arraigned before Judges Johnson and Insley, in the Wicomico County Circuit Court on Friday of last week were Howard W. Lundgren, of Crisfield and William Ross, of New Church, Va., accused of perjury, and a third man, William L. Methvin, of Westover, Md., ar- J. H. VINCENT Jewelry, Watch Repairing And Gifts IN STORE WITH I. H. 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Wed., Thurs., News Cartoon March 26-27 Thurs., Fri., “Our Town” March 27-28 With William Holden, Thomas Mitchell, Stewart “Four II Erwin, Martha Scott. I Mothers” News Comedy With Rosemary Lane, Pris- Fri., Sat., cilia Lane, Lola Lane, Gale March 28-29 Page. News Disney Cartoon Matinee Friday, 3:45 P. M. “Rhythm On COMING The River” April 7-8-9 !With Bing Crosby, Mary Martin. ‘Tobacco Road Serial Cartoon I DENNIS & WATSON FUNERAL HOME AMBULANCE SERVICE Successors To VERNON P. STEVENSON POCOMOKE CITY—PHONE 224 Friday, March 21, 1941 raigned on a charge of subornation of perjury. The three are under in dictment in connection with testi mony they offered in an auto acci dent trial last September term of Circuit Court. The above was reported in the press of March 16, and refers to the accident in which Mr. Methvin’s son was killed when the car he was driv ing collided with a truck owned by the Stevens’ Ice Cream Manufactory, of Pocomoke City.