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WORCESTER DEMOCRAT AND THE LEDGER-ENTERPRISE f Published Every Friday at Pocomoke City, Maryland. EDWARD J. CLARKE, Editor and Owner $1.60 The Year In Advance. Shared at the Postoffice at Pocomoke City, Maryland, as Second Class Matter FRIDAY, MARCH 28, 1941 UNITED STATES’ POSITION IN THE WAR If a vestige of doubt remained in any mind as to this coun try's position in the current world struggle for power, the Presi dent’s speech at the White House Correspondents Association dinner should have dissipated it. There was no humor in the President’s voice. There were no light touches. He had grave words to say, and he said them gravely. That speech, coming hard on the heels of Congress’ approv al of the lend-lease bill, made our policy clear as crystal—we are out to destroy dictatorship, and the entire resources of this na tion will be spent freely to that end. He denounced the Nazis by name. He accused them of seeking the destruction of elective systems of government on every continent, including our own. He accused them of seeking to stir up controversies and to create disunion within all democracies, including our own. And he said that they would fail—that the would-be conquerors will find that the forces of democracy, though they may move slowly, will in the end be supreme. That speech was obviously designed for more than American ears. Immediately after it was made, it was broadcast to the far corners of the world, in 14 different languages. It went, by short wave, to Germany, to the occupied nations, to Africa, to South America. For this government feels, as do the British, that the moral effect of 100 per cent support of the democracies’ war is almost as important in some ways as will be its material effect. It is no secret that Britain expects that revolts in the conquered nations will eventually be a major factor contributing to Hitler’s collapse. The fact that the United States has actual ly intervened in the war, even though only as a non-belligerent, is expected to give new hope to the millions of people who now live as virtual prisoners of the nazi-fascist system. It is significant that the President had little to say concern ing the world after the war. The whole emphasis, here and in England, is now being placed upon victory. That dominates all official thinking and planning. There is little time for discussion about the world order of the future. That must wait. Highly important were the President’s words to industry and labor. He definitely took the stand that many have wanted him to take for months—he said that all must work harder and longer, that all must expect smaller profits. He said, in effect, that all must sacrifice, and that nothing will be permitted to stand in the way of the swiftest possible consummation of the aid-to-the democracies program. So the policy has been finally established. The debate is over, and even the opponents of the lend-lease plan admit that public sentiment is overwhelmingly behind it. Now the real job begins—to make and supply the weapons Britain and Greece and China must have. That calls for greater industrial productivity than we have so far obtained. It calls for a ship-building drive of unprecedented proportions. Further, it may very likely call for use of the American navy to convoy merchant ships to Eng land—it is obvious that our weapons will be of no use if the ships bearing them are sunk by the dozen in the Atlantic. * The President’s request for a $7,000,000,000 appropriation to the lend-lease plan into effect, was unquestionably design ed as ft dramatic gesture. It is known that at least two years must past# before it will be possible for our factories to produce that value of goods for England—some think the war will be over before the appropriation is exhausted. The President apparently preferred to ask for a tremendous appropriation at once, rather than to request smaller sums at intervals over a period of time, in order to show the dictators that we really mean business. The tide is moving swiftly now. Watch for crackdown on labor if it get out of hand. Pressure of the strongest kind will probably be applied to organization or industries which are still thinking in terms of business as usual, and are not troubling them selves to give all-out effort. Even the Administration’s strong est critics believe that it really means that sacrifices, financial and otherwise, must be shared by all. The President made a significant statement when he said, at a press conference, that the lend-lease bill does not restrict aid to any particular group of countries, but can be extended to cover other nations if the need arises. Obvious tactic in this was to assure the small Balkan pow ers that America would help them too if they resisted Nazi in vasion. England is moving Heaven and earth in an effort to im prove her position in Europe, and to create a strong front against Hitler. It is highly questionable, however, if the frightened Balkan governments can be swayed now. Hitler’s immense legions are ominously close, and the U. S. is far away. Britain has little to spare in the way of aircraft, mechanized equipment and fighting ships. Best military opinion holds that most of the small coun tries will accept Axis “protection.” THE DANGER WITHIN When Congress endorsed the lend-lease bill, it placed all the resources of this nation behind those other nations which are val iantly fighting for their very existence against the dictators. The lend-lease bill is America’s emphatic answer to the liberty-destroy ing gospel of totalitarianism. \ Now is the time for all Americans to dp a little down-to earth thinking. ■'&/• o >. Our government has taken the position that democracy and dictatorship cannot live together. There cannot be, in other words, a world which is half slave and half free. There is no doubt in any thinking man’s mind that this is a battle to the fin ish. In that battle, the potentially vast industrial production of America will be used to the limit. Tyranny again stalks half the earth, and we are committed to help stamp it out. There can be no question but what the great majority of the American people, with their heritage of freedom and their hate of despotism, sup port their government in this immense endeavor without quali fications. But our people will make a great and perhaps irretrievable mistake if they become so absorbed with events abroad that they lose sight of events at home which are part and parcel of the totalitarian, not the democratic pattern of life. The essential principles of total government are well known. They involve absolute governmental control over individuals and industries. In many instances, government owns and operates in dustry; in all cases management is but the voice of the clique in power, without influence or the right of protest. Civil liberties are abrogated. All power is vested in government, and govern ment makes all the decisions. We have not surrendered our liberties in the United States. WORCESTER DEMOCRAT, POCOMOKE CITY, MARYLAND But any man with even a bare understanding of the forces that have been abroad in this country must realize that we have tend ed in that direction. We have, for instance, permitted govern ment to go into business, in direct competition with its citizens. We have created bureaus by the dozen—each with new powers, each tending to be ever-perpetuating, eacirvxerting its influence in fields that once were the province of private enterprise. We have carried regulations of industry, in many cases, to so great jin extreme that to all intents and purposes the government is the manager, directing head and final court of appeal. There never was a time in American history when politics and govern ment played so great a role in our lives. It is true that in times of crisis government must be given certain emergency powers. It is equally true that these powers should automatically end when the emergency ends. If we prize democracy, no new power should be given to government, which is not absolutely necessary. There can be no excuse whatsoever for the entry of government into business so long as private initia tive, backed with private money, can do the job. Statistics show that, given a reasonable chance to expand, private enterprise can meet defense no less than normal demands. To sum up, we have passed a bill giving the President unpre cedented authority to aid other governments in their war against alien dictatorship and slavery—and at the same time we are spending some $30,000,000,000 on our own defense against ag gression. While we are doing this, we must not permit a domes tic brand of dictatorship, which has already gained a foothold, to grow, unnoticed and unrecognized for what it is, here at home. A. T. & T. ANNUAL REPORT MAILED TO INVESTORS IN ALL PARTS OF THE WORLD The annual report of the American Telephone and Telegraph Company, whose stockholders total about 6115,000, really gets around the country. Recent figures show that about 99 out of every 100 copies of the last report were delivered from the 40,000 post offices in the United States. However, to reach the 1 per cent of stockholders who live abroad, copies were sent to 5 other countries in North America, 17 in Central America and the West Indies, 8 in South America, 29 in Europe, 6 in Africa, and 16 in Asia and Oceania. Among the places to which reports were sent were such out-of-the-way spots as the Azores, Iblo of Man, Kaima, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Maroc, Moaco, Salvador, Seychelles Islands, Straits Settlements and Tahiti. Glycerine Adds Luster To ‘Unfinished’ Furniture A new and effective way to treat unfinished wood furniture is to give it a special finish that brings out all the natural beauty of the grain. This is accomplished by dipping a clean cloth in glycerine and rubbing the wood until as much is absorbed as possible. Next, go over the sur faces with linseed oil and remove the excess with a clean cloth. The result is a soft, mellow finish, a rich warm glow that is the distin guishing feature of old maple. Glycerine is of value, too, in re finishing antique pieces. If you have been fortunate enough to unearth an antique chest or quaint old rocking chair whose beauty has been dimmed by several coats of paint, try this method of restoring it to its former charm. Apply paint remover followed by applications of vinegar and water and rinse with clear water. Sand paper until every vestige of paint has disappeared and rub thoroughly with steel wool. Next, go over the surfaces with a glycerine dipped cloth. The furniture is now ready for a coat of stain, lacquer or a linseed oil finish. The use of glycer ine in this respect is valuable in pre venting drying, cracking and warp ing and since it is widely used in the manufacture of various furni ture polishes, it can be depended upon to help keep the finished piece at its best. Air Raids Aid Business In London Beauty Shops Women have always faced small crises by “prettying” themselves up. No woman with the price of a new hat in her purse or a charge account that would stand the strain would apply for a job in an even slightly old one. No broken-hearted wife would for get to take a last look in the mirror before going to court for her divorce hearing. And no feminine patient would, if she could help it, let herself be wheeled into the operating room minus her usual lipstick. We know that women get courage for the ordinary, run-of-the-mill trials and tribulations of life by meeting them with flattering hair dos, new hats and flamboyant lip sticks. And now word comes from Eng land that even when faced by great danger, and the possibility of death, women turn to their beauty parlors for strength. During the night bombs dropped on England. Next morning (so a British correspondent says) the women flocked in greater numbers than usual to their favorite beauty salons to get the works. A man reading the story probably would think, “How silly! Isn’t it just like a bunch of women? Never think about anything but their looks.” A woman reading the story would understand perfectly. No woman is likely to be as frightened and ut terly miserable while waiting for the worst to happen if she is looking her best as she would if she knew she looked bedraggled and down at the heel. Besides, a girl never knows who she’ll run into—even in an air-raid shelter. ABOLITION OF DEATH SENTENCE IS RECOMMENDED In widely separated sections of the United States the question of capital punishment has been brought once more under sharp discussion. Gov. W. Lee O’Daniel of Texas has recommended abolition of the death penalty in his State, and a bill to this end is pending before the Legislature. In Massachusetts—one of five States in which the death penalty for murder is mandatory in first degree verdicts —a legislative committee this week will hear discussion of a bill to per mit juries to recommend life impris onment in first degree cases. From the standpoint of present-day penological practices the penalty for crime should be justified by two tests—does it insure absolute certain ty of punishment when guilt is prov en, and does it provide opportunity for reformation and regeneration of the offender? Punishment for re venge is outmoded. On the first point prominent peno logists have indicated that the death penalty fails to meet the standard. The severity of the punishment, par ticularly in those States where the capital sentence is mandatory upon conviction, results in noticeable reluc tance on the part of juries to bring in a verdict of guilty. This seems in dicated by the Massachusetts record from 1925 to 1940. During those years there were 397 murder indict ments and only 31 executions. Proponents of capital punishment hold that it is a deterrent to the com mission of murder, yet some records tend to show that this is not the case. For example, there were 5,309 homi cides in Texas from 1933 to 1938 in clusive, whereas in the six States which have abolished the extreme penalty—Maine, Michigan, Minne sota, North Dakota, Rhode Island, and Wisconsin—there were but 2,075 homicides among twice as many peo ple. It is also argued that capital pun ishment is necessary as a protection to society against repetition of the crime it is intended to punish. If there is risk that political pardons may turn loose confirmed gangsters, that is a situation which society should correct in other ways, rather than by retaining a method which runs the continual risk of executing an innocent person. The two bills before the people of Massachusetts and Texas are of vital importance. It is to be hoped that disposal of these bills will come only after free and frank discussion and that whatever action is taken will re flect the opinion of an enlightened public. Bathroom treatments today offer great opportunities for smart color arrangement. The fixtures available in color and modern design provide a cue which, if followed, leads to many original and striking combina tions. Nothing To Mar Final Memories “A beautiful Memory” is the thing a funeral director of to day strives to create. His scientific knowledge, his skill, his experience ... he blends them all in the artistry of a lovely picture to be treasured down the years. 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. AMBULANCE SERVICE Bradshaw Funeral Parlors Pocomoke City Phone 464 LIST OF NAMES SELECTED FOR THE ARMY FORCES (Continued From Page 1) 7<U; William Henry Hastings, No. 764. COLORED Elmer John Townsend, No. 260; Alfred Bowen, No. 283; Frank Blake, No. 284; James Webster Copes, No. 298; Frank Leonard, No. 306; Elijah Trader, No. 311; Hilton N. Aydelotte, No. 318; Preston Angton Franklin, No. 332; Herbert Joseph Rootza, No. 338; George Fred Lindsay, No. 356; Albert Everett Henry Brittingham, No. 367; Charles Edward Smack, 382; John William Douglas, No. 412. The following name has been se lected by the board as Replacement Call No. 3-D and is to report at the Court House, now Hill at 6:16 A. M. on April 3, 1941: Willie Raymond Copes, colored, No. 72-A. Also to report to the Court House at Snow Hill, on April 3, 1941 at 6:16 A. M. as Replacement Call No. 4-B are the following: Wilson Randolps Hancock, No. 766, white; and Eugene Arthur, No. 290-A, colored. SATURDAY TO SEE SHIFT IN PENINSULA STATION Beginning Saturday, the penin sula’s only radio station will shift to 1230 kilocycles, or 1230 on the radio receiving set dial. WBOC is one of 777 radio stations in the United States which will change their dial positions at 3 A. M. Saturday morning. The change is permanent. This wholesale shifting of frequen cies is effective not only in the Uni ted States but throughout the north ern part of the Western Hemisphere —including Canada, Alaska, Cuba and Mexico. The move is expected to eliminate much of the noise and interference now discernible in receiving sets by providing clearer channels for all stations. Upholstery ‘Breath’ Remember ’way back when car interiors were “upholstered” in leather and leather substitutes? Hard on the clothes, hot in summer, cold in winter. Car makers using the new conda cloths speak with reason, ik n. of its “breathing back." v!‘ ’> ni'o.vs free passage of t • • •.. ns _ L. Paul Ewell, Solicitor Mortgage Sale Of House and Lot Under and by virtue of a mortgage from Frank L. Outten and Cora Out ten, his wife, to William Grubbs and by mesne assignments assigned to L. Paul Ewell for foreclosure, said mort gage bearing date October 14, 1921, and recorded among the land records of Worcester County, Maryland, in Liber 0. D. C. No. 43, folios 169, etc., default having occurred in the payment of the debt secured thereby, the undersigned assignee for fore closure will offer for sale at public auction, in front of Hotel Pocomoke (formerly Parker House), Pocomoke City, Worcester County, Maryland, on Sat., March 29, 1941 At the hour of o’clock P. M. All that lot or parcel of ground ly ing and being situate on the south side of Linden Street, in Pocomoke City, Worcester County, Maryland, now occupied by the said Frank L. Outten as a residence, having a width of fifty (60) feet on Linden Street and a depth of one hundred and twen ty (120) feet, being all and the same lot or parcel of ground conveyed to the said Frank L. Outten from David Miller and wife by deed dated Oc tober 14, 1921, and recorded in Liber O. D. C. No. 41, folios 497, etc., and being all and the same lot or parcel of ground first described in said mortgage. Terms of sale CASH. Title papers and revenue stamps at the ex pense of the purchaser. All taxes paid to January 1, 1941. L. PAUL EWELL, Assignee to Foreclose March 7-4 t. FOR SALE FOR SALK—One Universal Model Underwood Portable Typewriter, practically new. (’heap to quick buy er. Apply to A. I). Merrill & Bro., 204 Clarke Avenue. March 28-2 t. GAS RANGE FOR SALE—( heap. Mrs. Samuel M. Crockett. March 28-2 t. FOR SALE—2 young cows or leased for calves. W. T. Bunting, Pocomoke, Phone 9 F 14. March 28-tf. FOR SALE—SOO bus. Soy Beans G. S. Alexander, Pocomoke, Route 1. March 28-3tp. MULE FOR SALE—II or 12 year old. G C. Mason. March 21-2tp. FOR SALE—U. S. Certified Blake more, Dorset, Catskill and Big Joe strawberry plants, $1.50 per thousand G. Norman Pusey, Phone 10 F 2 Prin cess Anne, Md. March 14-3tp. FOR SALE—State Certified straw berry plants free from yellow and red stele; Blakemores, Premiums, Dor sets, Catskills, Chesapeakes, Big Joes, roots straightened and bunched. $1.75 per M. Chester Outten, Pocomoke R. R. 3, 3 miles east of Beaver Dam. March 14-3tp. Owing to ill health, will sell or rent our home at 909 Second St., Poco moke City. Terms reasonable. Wm. J. Hall. March 14-4tp. QUALITY POULTRY FARM— Super Quality—Day old and started Chicks. Barred Rocks, N. H. Reds, S. C. White Leghorns. We specialize in started Chicks, one and two weeks old. Wm. D. Scott, Prop., Harring ton, Del. Jan. 24-tf. FOR SALE—Six antique living room chairs, solid mahogany and in excellent condition. Samples and prict at Merrill’s Furniture Store, Cor. Clarke Ave. and Willow St. Pocomoke City, Md. Oct-25-tf FOR SALE— One casting box, size 12 x 18, in good condition. Worcester Democrat. FOR SALE—Dry chicken manure, delivered anywhere within 5 miles of Pocomoke, SIO.OO a load, 6 tons to s load. Harvey Mears, Chincoteague, Va Sept-13-tf CARD OF THANKS We wish to express sincere thanks to our many friends for their kind ness to us during the illness and at the death of our wife and mother, Mrs. William F. Hillman. We are deeply grateful for cards, letters, flowers and the many other acts of kindness and expressions of sym pathy. These kind attentions were evidences of real friendship and will be beautiful memories cherished by us always. Husband and Son March 28-lt. NOTICE OF ELECTION A Municipal Election will be held on the ground floor of the Fire En gine Room, on Willow Street near Clarke Avenue in Pocomoke City, Maryland, on TUESDAY, APRIL 1, 1941 for the purpose of electing a Coun cilman to succeed Grady E. Powell, whose term will expire on May 1, 1941. Polls will open at 9:00 o’clock A. M. and close at 4:00 o’clock P. M. E. WILFRED ROSS, Mayo March 21-2 t. ANNAPOLIS MATAPEAKE ROMANCOKE CLAIBORNE FERRIES FALL and WINTER SCHEDULE -1940- Effective September 9th., 1940 DAILY AND BUNDAY Eastern Standard Time Between Annapolis and Matapeake Lv. Annapolis Lv. Matapeake 7:25 a. m. 7:2$ a. m. 8:00 a. m. 8:00 a. m 9:00 a. m. 9:00 a. m 10:00 a. m. 10:00 a. m 11:00 a. m. 11:00 a. m 12:00 noon 12:00 noon 1:00 p. m. 1:00 p. m. 2:00 p. m. 2:00 p. m 3:00 p. m. 3:00 p. m 4:00 p. m. 4:00 p. m. 5:00 p. m. 5:00 p. m. 6:00 p. m. 6:00 p. m 7:00 p. m. 7.*00 p. m. 8:00 p. m. 8 .*OO p. a. Between Romaneoke and Claiborne Lv. Romaneoke Lr. Claiborne 10:00 a. m. 9:00 a. m 2:00 p. m. 1:00 p. m. 4:00 p. m. 3:00 p. m 6:00 p. m. 5:00 p. m 8:00 p. m. 7:00 p. m The Claiborne-Annapolis Ferry Co. Annapolis. Maryland Four name s it on our subscrip tion list? We will guarantee you full value FOR YOUR MONEY Friday, March 28, 1941 Classified Advertising CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING MUST BE PAID IN ADVANCE The rate for classified ads is 2c per word, minimum 25c. Each insertion after the first is lc per word if paid in advance. FOR RENT APARTMENT FOR RENT—Pos session April 1. Mrs. John Bull, 405 Laurel St. March 21-tf. APARTMENT FOR RENT—Sid St., and Linden Ave. Mrs. Essie Bevans. March 21-3tp. HOUSE FOR RENT—BO3 Walnat St., furnace heat, all modern conven iences. House redecorated through out. Apply Worcester Democrat. March 14-tf. APARTMENT FOR RENT—Fov nished or unfurnished. All modem conveniences. Mrs. J. R. Ford Feb. 28-tf. FOR RENT—First floor apartment Front Street. Mrs. William Steven son. Feb. 28-tf. STORE FOR RENT— With or witb ut 6-room apartment. Apply Som rs Garage. ’eb. 21-tf. FOR RENT—Lower apartment. Rent reasonable. Modem. O. L. Thompson. Jan. 31-tf. FOR RENT — Famished apartment Mrs. J. H. Stevenson, Laurel St. Jan. 17-tf. FOR RENT— A choice place to Dia Hollywood on the Pocomoke. Good house. Spacious gardens, with frail and flowers. Large aquarium. Flak ing in front of property. All modem conveniences. Rent very reasonable. Dr. N. E. Sartorius. Dec. 20-tf. WANTED WANTED—Man with car. Woelc near Pocomoke City and Crisfield. No investment. About S2B week tb start. Write P. 0. Box 641, Salfa bury, Md. March 28-lt. WANTED —MiddIe aged woman for companion house keeper to ladg on farm near Pocomoke City. Wo man used to country life preferable. Apply to Box 388, Pocomoke City. Md. WANTED—Colored woman far cook in restaurant. Must be neat, clean and experienced. Apply at Brantley’s Restaurant, 3 miles south of Pocomoke City, Md. Phone 1 PI. March 21-2 t. WANTED—Water front and other desirable farm properties. Advertis ing extensively industrial areas. Riok ard F. Hall, Berlin and Ocean Citg* Md. March 21-tf. WANTED—Good man to help |e dairy work and on farm. Addrees W. J. Z. Box 388. March 21-2tp. ; • • • . .-j MISCELLANEOUS BOOKKEEPING SERVlCE—Sys tems installed—Available evenings, Benjamin Cohen, Telephone 427-R. March 21-2 t. SPENCER CORSETIERE Mrs. H. W. Littleton, 207 Walnut St., Po comoke City, Phone 323-R. March 21-Bt. John Deere TRACTORS & FARM ING IMPLEMENTS. Tractor repairs and replacements. M. W. Boston, Telephone 143-J, Pocomoke. March 29-tf. NOTlCE#—Price on hair catting— -25 cents will remain the same at Shaws. July 10-tf. ANNOUNCEMENT This is to notify my friends the public in general that I am a can didate for Councilman of Pocomoke City, subject to the election to be held on Tuesday, April Ist. I will apprec iate any support given me and if elected will give the office the very best service within my power. I so licit your support. GRADY E. POWELL March 14-3 t. Godfrey Child, Att’y NOTICE TO CREDITORS Notice is hereby given that the subscriber has obtained from the Or phans’ Court for Worcester County, Maryland, letters testamentary on the personal estate of Phillip L. Scher, late of Worcester County, deceased. All persons having claims against the deceased, are hereby warned to exhibit the same, with the vouchers thereof, to the subscriber on or be fore the 7th day of October, 1941. They may otherwise by law be ex cluded from all benefits of the said estate. All persons indebted to said estate are requested to make immed iate payment. Given under my hand this 27th day of March, 1941. ROSE K. SCHER, GODFREY CHILD, Executors Test: Frank E. Hudson, Register of Wills. March 28-3 t. We have one of the finest equipped plants on the Shore far taming oat nigh class printing.