Friday, March 21, 1941
Local and Rural News
Mrs. Ralph Lednum is attending
the D. A. R. convention in Baltimore.
Mrs. E. J. Schoolfield was hostess
Tuesday to the afternoon bridge club.
Mrs. W. Sidney Stevens spent
Wednesday of this week in Baltimore.
"’I Judge James M. Crockett spent the
.• early part of the week in Baltimore.
Dr. A. A. Parker and Mr. Riley P.
Stevenson motored to Annapolis Tues
Mr. and Mrs. Erland Etcheson
spent the past week-end in Gaithers
% burg, Md.
Mr. Ralph Groton, of Glyndon, Md.,
was a visitor in Pocomoke the past
Mrs. Robert Lee Hall entertained
her bridge club on Tuesday night
- • last.
Dr. and Mrs. Wm. H. Dyott motor
ed to Westminster and Baltimore on
Mrs. A. A. Parker is visiting her
sister, Mrs. Joseph M. Pugh, in Hav
Mrs. Norman Polk entertained in
' formally at bridge Saturday night of
Miss Ellen Lynch, of Ocean City,
‘ was the guest last week of Mrs. Wil-
UI llam L. Bennett.
Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Leitch, of Onan
cock, visited friends in Pocomoke Sat
Mrs. Clarence Fleming and son,
and Mrs. Walter N. Church motored
. to Baltimore over the week-end.
Mrs. Mark C. Callahan was called
to Crißfield, last week by the death
of her father, Mr. H. F. Moore.
'*• Mrs. Eugene Maddox, of Laurel,
Del., was the week-end guest of Mr.
and Mrs. Norris M. Young.
Mrs. Paul Coulboume, of Marion,
was a guest the early part of the
week of Mrs. James M. Crockett.
Mrs. Thomas Howard underwent a
tonsilectomy at the Johns Hopkins
Hospital in Baltimore, last week.
The public is asked to remember
the Firemen’s Supper Thursday night
Mrs. Moses Jones is able to be out
after an illness extending over a per
iod of six weeks.
Messrs. Harvey Bradshaw and J.
R. Ford made a business trip to Phil
adelphia the early part of the week.
Mr. Tom Bundick has returned
from a stay of six weeks with his
daughter in Messongo, Va.
j* . Mrs. Walton Lambertson is able to
be out after an illness of two months
* Miss Betty Ann Ward, of Pocomoke
City, spent Tuesday night with Miss
Peggy Lee Mills, of near Pocomoke.
• Mr. N. J. Lewis has returned from
a stay of several weeks in Florida.
Mrs. Lewis remained for a longer vis
Mrs. Annie Jones has returned to
her home in Stockton after spending
a week with her cousin, Mrs. James
Sexton of Second Street.
Mrs. R. Lee Hall has been the
guest of her sister, Miss Elizabeth
Hanna, and her brother, Mr. Finney
Hanna, in Baltimore.
Mr. and Mrs. Alton Collins, and
daughters, of near Hailwood, have
been recent guests of Mr. and Mrs.
William Ward of Pocomoke.
Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Dinges and
Miss Hazel Lewis, of Berlin, were
recent guests of Mr. and Mrs. Irving
Ward of near town.
Mr. and Mrs. Elton Collins and
children, Betty and Dorothy, of Grot
ons, Va., spent Sunday with Mr. and
Mrs. William Ward, of Pocomoke.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Bhettle have
v -. returned from a months stay in West
Palm Beach, Florida, where they were
entertained- at Viente Y Mar, the
Florida home of Mrs. Felix du Pont.
Mrs. Alvah Bloxom and Mrs. Mel
• vin Gravely entertained very delight
fully at luncheon and bridge at the
Venable Club Room on Thursday of
Mrs. Riley P. Stevenson, of New
York, spent the week-end with Mr.
Stevenson at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Harris Corddry at Public Land
Mr. Will Howard of Pitts Creek
- neighborhood spent several days last
week with his granddaughter, Mrs.
Grace Howard Matthews, of Balti
Members of Crescent Chapter No.
44 0. E. S. have been invited to at
tend the Installation ceremonies of
Accomack Chapter No. 62, Chincotea
gue, Va., on Tuesday night, March
25th. The ceremonies will be held in
conection with the regular meeting.
Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Brittingham,
Miss Dorothy Brittingham and Mr.
Nick Goswellin were Sunday visitors
at the home of Mrs. Carrie Goswellin
Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Holland have
returned to their home in Connecticut
after a three weeks visit with his sis
ter, Mrs. Moses Jones and other rela
Mr. E. J. Reid, Mrs. P. B. Bunn,
Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Ford, Mr. and
Mrs. Fred Burroughs attended the
funeral of Mr Richard Bateman held
in Cape Charles Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Preston A. Marshall
visited Mr. and Mrs. Elwood T. Mar
shall, of Wilmington, Delaware, over
the week-end and went on to Phila
delphia, Pa., where they attended the
Four large army trucks stopped in
Pocomoke Monday enroute to Massa
chusetts. The trucks carried 63 men
and hailed from Cape Henry, Va.
They will proceed to Massachusetts
and return with forty-five trucks
which will be used to transport ser
Mrs. J. Harry Young, of this city,
while guest of her daughter, Mrs.
Morton S. Busick, in Baltimore, at
tended the luncheon given by the
Eastern Shore Society of Baltimore
City. The luncheon was presided ov
er by Dr. Mary Powell North, a na
tive of Snow Hill, who is president of
Mr. and Mrs. Pitts Wescott, Jr.,
and sons, of Nasaawadox, Va., spent
Friday with Mr. and Mrs. J. Dawson
Clarke, of Walnut St. Mrs. Clarke
and daughters, Jacie and Jeanne ac
companied them home and spent the
week-end with her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. J. P. Wescott.
Word is received that Marion R.
Bonneville, Jr., and Sarah Javee Need
ham, Brown Ave., Norfolk, Va., were
married Sunday, March 9th. Young
Bonneville is the grandson of Mrs.
H. T. Bonneville of this city, and the
son of Marion R. Bonneville, Sr., of
Norfolk, formerly of this city.
Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Holland, Mr.
and Mrs. Burgis and baby, of Glas
tonburg, Conn., Mr. Moses Jones' and
daughter, Miss Edna Jones, and
granddaughter, Miss Virginia Bow
en, Mr. Tom Payne, Mr. and Mrs. Mil
ton Pilchard, and daughter, Caroline,
spent Sunday in Cape Charles.
The South Eastern Shore district
of the American Legion met at the
National Guard Armory in Salisbury
Tuesday night in a special session
called by diet, vice-commander H. M.
Lankford. The purpose of the ses
sion was to bring before the members
the Legion’s program and activities
for 1941. Lggion membera and. their
Mrs. L. Chester Young underwent
an operation in the Union Memorial
Hospital on Tuesday last. She was
accompanied to Baltimore by Mr.
Young and Mr. and Mrs. Francis E.
Young. Friends here will be glad
to know that she is getting along
nicely and she hopes to be able to re
turn to her home in this city in about
Salem Methodist Church of Poco
moke City announces her program for
Sunday with a great deal of pride.
In the morning, the pastor, Rev.
Wootten, will preach on the subject,
“The Tireless Quest of God’’, and the
Sunday School is invited to remain
for this service.| In the evening at
7:30, the High School choir will fur
nish the music including two special
numbers, and Rev. G. E. Leister will
bring a timely sermon to the youth
tunity one cannot afford to miss,
of our town. This will be an oppor-
The Willing Workers Society of
Beaver Dam Presbyterian Church met
last Thursday at the home of Mrs.
Grover Tull with a large number of
members and several visitors present.
The meeting was called to order by
the president, Mrs. Lloyd Townsend.
Mrs. William Bunting announced the
officers for the coming year. These
are: President, Mrs. Lloyd Townsend;
Vice-president, Mrs. Miltofi Howard;
Secretary, Mrs. Marion Lee Holland;
Treasurer, Mrs. Grover Tull; Corre
sponding Secretary and S. S. Treas
urer, Mrs. R. Harlan Robertson. The
April meeting will be held at the
home of Mrs. Webster Howard. Ail
members are urged to be present at
Best results with percolated cof
fee are obtained by making the full
amount of coffee for which the per
colator is designed. The water should
come up over the base of the spout
in order to have satisfactory perco
We have one of the finest equipped
plants on the Shore for turning on
high class printing.
Desirable Young Single Men,
Between Ages Of 18 And 25
Have Chance To Join
The United States Coast Guard now
has several vacancies in the service
for desirable young single men, be
tween the ages of 18 and 25 years.
Enlistment may be made in the rat
ing of apprentice seaman or mess at
tendant, third class. Base pay for
original enlistment is $21.00 per
month and usually increases to $36.00
per month at the end of 4 months in
a training school. The average boy
is advanced to $54.00 per month us
ually after the end of his first year
of service. Each man on his first
enlistment is given $112.75 clothing
bounty allowance for uniforms, etc.
Enlistments are made for a period
of three years and are made for gen
eral service. Every enlisted man is
subject to transfer as the exigencies
of the service demand.
Men are advanced by a combination
of adaptability, knowledge, seniority
and competitive examination.
Schools are maintained'to teach ap
proximately 25 different trades and
every man is encouraged to study
some specific trade, which will give
him an opportunity for broader, gen
eral and professional education.
Men who stay with the service for
a career aad ardently apply them
selves find excellent opportunities to
advance into the higher paid petty
officer and warrant officer grades.
Each man is granted thirty days
leave of absence with pay each year
and shore leave for a brief period not
to exceed forty-eight hours. This is
known as regular liberty. Also, free
medical attention is provided for mem
bers of the service and also for their
families when suitable facilities are
Enlisted men of the regular coast
guard service are retired from active
service duty, at three quarters pay,
after reaching the age of sixty-four
years. They are also eligible for re
tirement, under certain conditions, up
on their own request, after twenty or
thirty years service.
All young men beween the above
ages who are interested may obtain
immediate desired information by
writing to the recruiting officer, U.
S. Coast Guard, Room 242, Post Of
fice Building, Norfolk, Va.
[The following article, clipped
from a recent issue of “The Rural
New Yorker,’ ’was sent to the “Dem
ocrat” by ar-taxpayer of Worcester
County, with the request that it be
given space. His request is granted,
and the story is presented to readers
at whatever value they may put upon
it. It is not intended to reveal the
sentiments of the paper.—Ed.]
“We Visit a New School,” in one
of the past R. N.-Y. issues, is typical
of the complaints heard so often in
New York State about schools. There
is however a remedy for this awful
Everyone must go to those always
so poorly attended school meetings.
Don’t miss one. Vote “No” with em
phasis when that glib, smoothtongued
school superintendent from whom all
ideas flow, tries to “put over” a high
ly priced project. If you persist, it
can be done. Prepare a speech be
fore hand. It will carry weight. Vote
“No” loudly at the P. T. A. meetings,
those hotbeds of trouble at which
the suave principal persuades the gul
lible parents that we need an enrich
ed program at your expense when it
isn’t necessary at all. Make it your
business to visit the school. If it is
a public building you have a perfect
right to go there.
You will be amazed at the shame
ful waste of money in education to
day. In one school three nurses are
employed where one alone is needed.
In order to get a new building the
superintendent will often create num
erous and non-essential offices—thus
crowding classes for the visitors’ in
spection. I noticed a three-roomed
kindergarten to gain this end, three
offices for the school nurse and two
for the superintendent himself. Rural
schools are torn down in order to
force residents to vote for a new
oN school needs an expensive psy
chologist to test the mentality of our
children. Any teacher can do it. Par
ents need only to buy the test mater
ial to do it themselves. It is the
greatest humbug in education today.
A school cafeteria has never yet
paid for its running cost. Meals are
often charged and never paid for.
This place of eating is extremely un
sanitary. It is the seed ,of ill health
spread among our children and should
therefore be abolished.
There are too many teachers in
DEMOCRAT, POCOMOKB CITY, MABYLAND
PHIL L SCHER DIED
(Continued from Page 1)
Club and also a Mason of advanced
standing. He was genial, friendly,
and had succeeded in numbering a
mongst his friends, the very best peo- j
pie of the locality. These, indeed,;
were shocked, when his sudden pass
ing became known.
In Mr. Scher’s death, Pocomoke
sustains a severe loss in the person
of a splendid citizen, a generous man,
and one who since his coming here,
had proved his worth, and left a name
honored by all who knew him.
The following poem contributed by
a Methodist minister, is a tribute to
the general citizenship and the all
round worth of the deceased:
In Memory of Phillip Scher
Some one is missing in our town;
That man with pleasant face;
In vain we look for him around,
For no one takes his place.
Thoughtful of all folks in need,
Whatever the color, race, or creed,
He was surely most happy when
He was proving himself a frien’.
His name was short and easy said
By all who knew him well;
Not “Philip”—just “Phil” instead,
And the reasons we can tell.
He filled a place in our town life
Thpt can’t be filled by men of strife;
Great love for all, malice forhone,
Pictures well this missing one.
Successful in his business, too,
He knew what goods to buy;
He sensed the taste of me and you,
Displayed them to the eye.
Not satisfied with just a sale—
“ This” be said, “Is but to fail;
If I can’t make a friend by that,
I’ll leave those dresses where they’re
Fraternally, he was just the man
Well worthy of his brothers;
Easy to love and understand,
When meeting with the others.
“The good of all” was his motto,
Whether he voted “Yes” or “No”;
If he lost, he never pouted,
If he won, he never shouted.
He was a son of Abraham
And true to his conviction;
There was no hypocracy or sham,
To spoil his benediction.
Jews and Gentiles all around
Scanned him closely, never found
An attribute so very thin,
We could not love the man within.
But words are idle oftentimes
And fail to carry weight;
Save the proper sound for rhymes
schools today. Half-time teachers re
ceive full pay. Teachers’.and., princi
pals’ salaries are too high. J fail to
see why every superintendent wants
a forge school. I believe it is done
to feed his ego. Sometimes he cuts
grades in two thus using up more
classrooms and employs more teach
A good teacher does not need‘the
costly useless paraphernalia loaded
upon her “to help her to teach.” It
gets out of mode and the principal
advocates something new and just as
high in price every year. For a
teacher to protest is to lose her job.
The new and changing ideas are all
heavy on taxpayers’ shoulders. If
they were superior to good teaching,
then why do our children still have
the same problems that we used to
have. If new ideas are better, why
has not modem education outwitted
the bore and misery of homework.
There are many classes imposed upon
our children that could very easily be
cancelled from the school curriculum.
We need school economy all over.
Poor management and spending must
stop. A good lawyer hired by the
people to refute the senseless expen
ditures in education going on at
school meetings certainly would help.
YOU CAN HAVE WHAT YOU WANT IF YOU SAVE FOR IT
Need Money—See Your Banker
Persons entitled to credit may borrow from this bank for
any purpose. Come in any time. We are always happy to
help, and to discuss your problems with you.
Pocomoke City National Bank
Member Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
TO CONTROL ROT
Disinfection Recommended Of
All Places Where Seed Po
tatoes Are Stored
R. T. Grant, agent for Worcester,
suggests the following for the control
of potato bacterial ring rot in the
On farms where ring rot has occur
red, clean out and disinfect all places
where seed potatoes are to be stored.
All dirt and refuse should be either
buried or hauled to the woods and the
walk and floor should be disinfected
by spraying either with Bordeaux
5-6-60 or formaldehyde, 1 pint to 12
gallons of water.
Disinfect all old potato bags, bar
rels, baskets, crates or containers by
thoroughly soaking or spraying with
the formaldehyde solution above be
fore cutting the seed.
Disinfect all potato machinery by
spraying with the formaldehyde solu
For seed for the early crop use
either home grown seed grown as re
commended, which has been inspected
and has passed all requirements for
certification, or northern or mountain
grown certified seed from growers
recommended by your County Agent
or Specialist in Plant Pathology to
have seed likely to be free from bac
terial ring rot.
' Treat seed before cutting for 90
minutes with a 1-1000 solution of bi
chloride of mercury or dip in organic
mercury (Semesan-bel) or yellow ox
ide of mercury. Dry tubers prompt
ly after treating.
In cutting by hand, first cut a
piece through the stem end. Discard
all tubers that show discoloration. If
many tubers show discoloration do
Or to mark the day and date.
But lives of good men often tell
How we, too, might live so well,
That our good works will follow on
And endless path when we are gone.
We’ve laid his body, cold away,
In the bosom of the earth;
Where he served his useful day
That dawned with his own birth,
But his soul has taken flight,
Far from the reach of mortal sight;
Away from time and tears and sod,
Into the bosom of his God.
—John W. Wootten
Nothing To Mar Final Memories
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In a Bradshaw-conducted funeral there is nothing to mar
the last memories. Natural in appearance is enhanced by
beauty of setting ... a truly comforting memory.
Bradshaw Funeral Parlors
Pocomoke City Phone 464
EASTER" April 13 S' \
Easter marks the beginning of a new / \
season—a most appropriate time for
a new portrait.
Use portraits of the children as
Easter remembrances \ J W
not plant the stock, since it is likely
to be diseased.
If seed stock is suspected of con
taining' tubers infected with bacterial
ring rot send specimens to Dr. R. A.
Jehle, Specialist in Plant Pathology,
University of Maryland, College
We have one of the finest equipped
plants on the Shore for tuning oat
high class printing.
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The Easter Bonnet
Choose this straw and
wear the brim up or down.
Choice of colors.
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Also convertible brims in
In Stripes And Dots.
Long or short sleeves - - -
Also dressy sheer whites
98c and I*9B
Dress up your coat with a
49c and 98c
Also lacy frills, soft ruf
fled collors, cuffs and ja
bots for the Easter frock.
Large, Roomy Bags
Patents, beige, navy, red
98c and I*9B
Washable white, beige, cape
skin and fabric combinations in
white, beige, navy QOc
White Washable Doeskin. 1.98
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