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AND A DEMOCRATIC NEWSPAPER THE LEDGER-ENTERPRISE NEWS AND PICTURE SERVICE WORCESTER DEMOCRA t EBT. 1888 THE LEDGER-ENTERPRISE EBT 1880 “Chirps”;^ from the Democrat’s Pen Well, Sir, misery loves company.' You people who read this column once j ja a while, may notice once in a while, that once in a while, I have mentioned something about man’s best friend, alias the dog. It’s been quite a while since I have done, it, because I came to the conclusion that it was not worth while—the dogs in creased, in the mean while; and while 1 am not a cussin’ man, I found out that too much thought expended on the “friends”, was making me resume old habits. And speaking of these “men’s best friends,” I couldn’t help noticing how friendly some of these canines treat ed one of my neighbors last week end. He had, by the sweat of his iwn brow, ploughed up a piece of ground back of his lot, and had begun his gardening by planting out some seed and bulbs for future spring vege- i tables. 1 Satisfied with his work, he took his family off for a week-end visit. While he was away, his garden plot was visited by some of his canine i “friends” —four or five of ’em—and they immediately turned his piece of , nicely worked and planted earth into . a play-ground. The dirt must have j felt comfortably soft to their feet; • •r they may have enjoyed the odor ] coming from the freshly turned sod, ; •r from the onion bulbs just covered up; or the spring sunshine may have . imbued them with sportive inclina- ( tions; anyhow, what they did to that gardener’s labor was a plenty. I , haven’t heard any sounds coming , through the ozone since he returned, ' but I imagine if I had been close ‘ enough and had my good ear next to . him, I wouldn’t have heard anything ( very pious emanating from his vocal organs—and who blames him. Well, it’s a tough situation. Re- ' minds me somewhat of an answer I ' received from a good lady of Poco moke last week, when I was bewailing the fact that ninety percent of a dol lar bill I gave her, was going to be spent in a manner which I very keen ly deprecated. Her answer was, “Well, we’ve got ’em here, what are you going to do with ’em?” I hesi tate to put into print just what the "’em” were. But call around to the office some time when you come to pay that little bill, and I’ll tell you. And that brings me up to where I started, when I said, “Misery loves company.” Here’s what they do with dogs up in Queen Anne County, more definitely, in its county seat, Centre ville: “What with one thing and an other the streets of Centreville have been over-run with dogs of every variety during the past week or so. Many of these dogs apparently belong to no one. Some of them, are undoubtedly i family pets. In any event, their I manners have left much to be desired. “On Monday, after vociferous protests from several citizens, j Hie Town truck sallied forth with two men—one handling a huge dip net. Up and down the streets the truck ' charged, scooping up here and there—ill behaved and bad mannered canines of every type. Yelpingly they were re moved from the scene and taken to some spot to be isolated for three days. At the end of that time—unless the owners call for them and pay the fine of $1.50 — the unhappy victims of the net will be duly executed. “Such is the “dog’s life” when he or she is guilty of indiscre tion.” Now, that’s what I call a splendid ■et game, and it seems to me we should have some experts, at that sport in this section of the woods, seein’ as how the delicious Pocomoke river shad are scooped in a style that would look mighty well when applied to lots of “man’s best friends” But, somehow or other, we haven’t the “vociferously protesting citizens” in Pocomoke that they have in the up-shore county. I’m the old cur mudgeon—and the only one—who seems to prefer sleep to canine sere nades, and who prefers that his prem ises shall be private instead of picnic grounds for the male and female, species of the genus “canis.” But as long as I have gotten into, this doggone business again—all started by that little clipping from a Centreville exchange item—l’d like to suggest to our town bosses, that an ordinance making it lawful to de clare war on all strolling canines be passed. Then let the Council mobi- CContinued On Page 6) C r THE wJV, copy D.A.R. CHAPTER MEETS AT HOME OF MRS. WHYTE There Were Seventeen Present Including Several Guests On March 29th NEXT MEETING TO BE IN EXMORE, VIRGINIA The Nanticoke Chapter of the D. A. R. met Saturday, March 29, with Mrs. Harry Whyte, of Pocomoke, Maryland. There were seventeen present, Including several guests. After the delicious luncheon, the meet ing was called to order by the Regent Mrs. A. T. Dashiell. The Lord’s Prayer, American Creed, Salute and Pledge of Allegiance to the flag fol lowed. After the reading of the min utes and the treasurer’s report, the delegates to the State Conference of the Maryland State Society and Daughters of the American Revolu- 1 tion gave their reports and observa-1 tions. The broadening scope of the Stud ent Loan Fund was discussed. There was a motion made and carried to do nate $lO towards a memorial door for the school at Tomasse, S. C., in honor of Mrs. Henry M. Robert, Jr., retiring President General. The observance of April 3 is the an niversary of the day the American Creed was adopted as the ideal ex pression of the American Faith. We, as Maryland Daughters, should urge special recognition of Wm. Tyler Page’s immortal words be carried to our April meetings, and that we uti lize this month of April for patriotic education. Mrs. Philip Richardson was named chairman of National Defense. The existing conditions in the world make it imperative that personnel and money are needed successfully to car ry on the investigating of espionage and sabotage. While the club has ab solute faith in the ability of the Fed eral Bureau of Investigation, each (Continued on Page 6) MRS. MILTON BAYLIS TO RENDER EASTER SOLO On Easter Sunday morning those attending Bethany Methodist Church will be glad to know that Mfs. Milton Baylis will render a solo. Mrs. Baylis has sung here before and those who heard her will recall that she has a soprano voice rich in quality and a singing technique that comes with thorough training. WM. J. HALL DIED THURSDAY IN BALTIMORE 111 ■■■■■" ■ ■— Funeral Services, Conducted By Rev. E. L. Bunce, Were Held On Monday Last, Home Mr. William J. Hall, a well-known resident of this city, died at the Un ion Memorial Hospital, Baltimore, Md., on Thursday of last week, April 3. Mr. Hall had been in ill health for about a year, but had shown signs of increasing weakness for the past weeks. He died the day following hfe entrance into the hospital. Besides his widow, Mr. Hall is sur vived by two sons and two daugh ters: Mrs. Earle Parsons, *of Mar ion, Md.; Mrs. Victor Holt, of Mark leysburg, Pa.; Mr. Louis H. Hall and Mr. William J. Hall, of Marion. Funeral services were held from the home on Second Street on Mon day last, conducted by the Rev. E. L. Bunce, a former pastor of Bethany Methodist Church, this city, but now of Baltimore. Interment was made in St. Paul’s cemetery, Marion, Md. The active pallbearers were: Earl Merrill, Vernon Taylor, Frank Hud son, Brice Whittington, E. C. Coul bourne and Grover Somers. Honorary: Allen Schoolfield, Judge R. F. Duer, John Clarke, Everett Messick, Maurice Costen, Dr. R. Lee Hall and Grady Powell. POCOMOKE CITY, MD., FRIDAY, APRIL 11, 1941 ENGAGEMENT OF MISS JANE VEASEY ANNOUNCED Former State Senator Milton L. Veasey and Mrs. Veasey, of Poco moke City, have announced the en gagement of their daughter, Miss Jane Young Veasey, and Dr. John R. Stehn, son of Mrs. John W. Reynolds, of Green Bay, Wis., and the late Mr. Arthur Stehn. Miss Veasey is a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music at Boston and is an instructor in the Music Department of Western Mary land College. Dr. Stehn, who was graduated from the University of Wis consin, until this year was an instruc tor in physics at Harvard University and is now doing research work for the Western Cartridge Company, Al ton, 111. The wedding will take place in June. MANY MEMBERS OF WOMEN’S CLUB. IN CAMBRIDGE General Federation Convention To Be Held In Atlantic City, May 19-24 Over 300 clubwomen, members of the Eastern Shore Federation of Wo men’s Clubs, are expected to attend the Spring meeting of the district to be held April 17, in Bethesda Meth odist Church, Salisbury, according to Mrs. Samuel L. Byrn of Cambridge, Shore president. Hostesses will be the members of the Wicomico Wo man’s Club, of Salisbury, whose presi dent is Mrs. John A. Price. H. T. O’Conor, special agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, in charge of the Baltimore office, will be the speaker at the afternoon ses sion. Mrs. John F. Sipple, of Balti more, a former president of the Gen eral Federation, and Mrs. Walter Kriel, of Hampstead, vice-president of the State Federation, are on the morning program. All district presi dents have been invited. At 12 o’clock luncheon will be serv ed in the Methodist churches of Sal isbury. The Treble Cleft Club, of Salisbury, will give a recital at the afternoon session, to be followed by a rehearsal of the Maryland episode of the pageant to be presented, at the General Federation Convention to be held in Atlantic City, May 19- 24. Fifty women will take part in this scene in which Mrs. James W. Hughes, of Elkton, plays a prominent part. MISS BELL ENGAGED TO ENSIGN HICKMAN Mr. and Mrs. William A. Bell, of Chestertown, Md„ have announced the engagement of their daughter, Margaret Crow, to Ensign Phillip A. Hickman, Jr., U. S. N. R., formerly of Baltimore, son of Phillip A. Hick man, of Baltimore, and the late Mrs. Hickman. Miss Bell was graduated from Washington College in the class of ’3B. She is a member of the Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority and is the new ly elected president of the Eastern Shore Alumni Chapter. Ensign Hickman is also a graduate of Washington College, and is a mem ber of Theta Chi Fraternity. He is stationed on the U. S. S. Sturtevant. No date has been set for the wed ding. Ensign Hickman is a grandson of Mr. and Mrs. John T. Hickman, of Worcester County, and residents of the Pitts Creek neighborhood. DEMONSTRATION AT CARTER’S BEAUTY SHOPPE According to announcement the Carter Beauty Shoppe will install and: demonstrate on Wednesday, April 16 their new Helene Curtis Remote Con trol Permanent Waving Machine. An invitation is extended the pub lic to call, with their problems, and seek the advice of Miss Hamm, of the Helene Curtis Company, who will be in charge of the demonstration. Refreshments will be served. Dr. and Mrs. F. W. Wilson made a recent trip to Williamsburg, Va. LODGE OF ELKS SPONSORING AN ESSAY CONTEST Offered To High School Of Worcester And The Two Counties Of E. S. Of Va. GOVERNOR CROSS TO BE THE FINAL ARBITER Chairman E. W. Ross, of the Po comoke City Lodge of Elks has an nounced that he received word from Chairman James R. Nicholson of the m . Wide World Photoe, Inc. Former Governor Wilbur L. Cross of Connecticut Elks National Defense Commissioner, that former Governor Wilbur Lucius Cross, of Connecticut,' had ag.rteA to act as final arbiter in the Elks Na tional Patriotic Essay contest which is being conducted until April 15. This contest has created nation wide interest among the high school students of the country and it is hoped that one of the winners of the local contest will also be a win (Continued on Page 12) MRS. M. TAYLOR GIVES TALK ON SOCIAL WORK At The Meeting Of The Parent- Teachers Association; Meet ing In Elementary School On Monday, April 7, when the P. T. A. met in the elementary school building for its regular monthly meet ing, the audience enjoyed a talk by one of their number on a subject in which they are very much interested at the present time. Mrs. Mae Taylor, teacher of social studies in the sixth grade of the lo cal school, explained to her audience just what is being done in this sub ject. History and geography are no longer taught as such in the first six grades; instead, children are learning of both of these subjects while learn ing to live together democratically. They do not study one textbook for this class. Instead, they become ac quainted with many texts as well as well as newspapers, magazines, and other sources of knowledge. By guiding the children in living demo cratically, the teachers of these class es hope to help them to become wor thy citizens in a Democracy. The children plan their work with the guidance of the teacher. Then, if they make mistakes, these are seen later and similar mistakes are avoid ed in the future planning. The chil dren, Mrs. Taylor finds, are delight ed with the new system, and it is hoped that it will prove as effective as its founders expect. The units for these classes have been worked out by teachers of the subject with the supervision and help of those at the head of the department. Mrs. Tay lor answered many questions asked by an audience that was eager to be come informed on any subject that is vital to the schools of this town. A nominating committee was ap pointed with Mrs. Allen Merrill as chairman and Mrs. G. S. Matthews, Jr., and Mrs. Mac Matthews as help (Continued on Page 12) SPRING DINNER MEETING OF THE HEALTH ASSOC. Will Be Held In The Bethany Methodist Church On Friday Evening, April 18th UNDER THE DIRECTION OF MRS. W. LEE DENNIS| The Spring Dinner Meeting of the l Worcester County Public Health As sociation will be held at the Bethany Methodist Church in Pocomoke City, on Friday evening, April 18th, at 5:30 P. M., to which the public is invited. Tickets will be fifty cents. The theme of this meeting is to be Sanitation. The principal after-dinner speaker will be Dr. William J. French, De puty State Health Officer of Anne Arundel County, Annapolis, Md. Dr. French is well known in this County as being an authority in the field of public health and he comes to speak to us on “The Ever Present Hazards of Typhoid Fever.” Mrs. Jean Maskrey, Executive Sec retary of the Somerset County Wei-1 fore Board, will speak on “Worces ter’s Need for a Baby Nursery.” Mr. Fred Caspari, Senior Assistant Sanitary Engineer of the State De partment of Health in Baltimore, will speak on “Pasteurization and Our Lo cal Problems.” The pre-dinner meeting will be opened by Dr. Louis G. Llewellyn, who will give a few remarks on the “Community Sanitary Project” and the recently completed Pneumonia Program. The meeting is under the direction of Mrs. William Lee Dennis, Presi dent of the Association. The Com mittee Chairmen who will make their reports are, Mrs. G. E. Dryden, Mrs. Roger Lankford, Mrs. William Hill man and Mrs. J. R. Phillips. Ar rangements for the dinner are being handled by Mrs. John H. Clarke, of Pocomoke. TUESDAY, 15TH DAY FOR FARMERS’ APPLICATIONS In Order To Participate In The Soil Conservation Plan For The Year 1941 This coming Tuesday, April 15th, is the final day that the Somerset County farmers will have an oppor tunity to sign their farm plans in or der to participate in the soil conser vation program this year. The farm plan shows the vegetable, wheat or potato allotments for the farm, the number of units of prac tices that are necessary to earn the full soil building allowance and the maximum payment which is possible for the farm. Unless a farm plan is filed in the office of the County Agent, at Prin cess Anne, at the close of business on Tuesday, the farm will not be check ed for compliance later in the season and the farm will not be eligible for a benefit payment check. This regu lation applies to those farmers who were enrolled in the program in prev ious years as well as for farmers who wish to participate for the first time in the program this year. Last year 657 applications were submitted for payment, amounting to about $40,000. In addition 158 farmers obtained 461 tons of lime as a grant of aid under the soil conser vation program. It is expected that the usual num- : ber of farmers will again participate in the program this year, besides a j number of new farms have been list ed. County Agent C. Z. Keller urges j all farmers to act promptly to sign their farm plans on or before next Tuesday as under the regulations no farms can be listed after the 15th of this month. Hon. and Mrs. Clarence E. Robert son have returned to their home in this city, after an extended stay in North Carolina and Florida and a stay of several weeks in Annapolis. $1.50 SL MATERIALS ARRIVED FOR AMERICAN RED CROSS _____ Mrs. Victor Rawlins, Production, I Chairman of the local chapter of the American Red Cross, announces the' arrival of materials for Pocomoke’s 1 second quota. Red Cross workers in Pocomoke are asked to cooperate in the produc- j I tion of these garments, which, when 1 finished, will be sent to the British War Relief. All types of sewing are included, consisting of hospital ! gowns, women’s dresses, children’s j dresses, layettes, men’s, women’s and I children’s sweaters, etc. ! Those wishing to offer their ser vice in the production of these gar ments are asked to telephone 295-M or contact Mrs. Rawlins personally so that work on them may get under way at once and prompt response be made to the Red Cross appeal. HOUSE-TO-HOUSE CANVASS NOT TO BE UNDERTAKEN Due To Several Preceding Cam paigns, Public Not To Be So licited For Cancer Control Due to the Tuberculosis, Red Cross and various other campaigns which have received the hearty support of the public the local chairman of the “Cancer-Control” fund will not make a house to house canvass for dona tions toward this cause but will ap peal thru the press for voluntary con tributions. The public is familiar with the ravages of this diseases and the ap palling number of deaths caused by cancer, which, if taken in its early stages, is curable. America is better prepared than ever to cope with cancer. Physicians are more highly trained, more and more clinics are being established, special institutions for research and treatment are expanding. But all this of course takes money and the public is urged to participate in the 1 fight against this dread disease by | contributing liberally. People in Pocomoke and vicinity wishing to contribute toward this cause are asked to get in touch with the local chairman, Mrs. William H. Schoolfield. Voluntary contributions 1 will be accepted at any time. Join in this great movement, and help f combat the spread *of this dread disease. MR. P. G. RICHARDSON DIES SUDDENLY, THURS. On Thursday of last week, Mr. Prettyman G. Richardson, aged 59, left his chores on his farm near Stock ton unfinished, entered his home, complained of illness and succumbed a few minutes later to a heart at tack. Son of the late George and Eliza beth Richardson he had devoted his entire life to farming on the original tract where he was born. Of a quiet, unassuming nature, he had many friends in Stockton and Pocomoke. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock from Stock ton Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. Gardner. Interment was made in the cemetery of the same denomination. The pallbearers were: Messrs. James Pruitt, Samuel Pruitt, Joseph Hill, Charles Redden, Owen Payne and William A. Sharpley. Besides his widow he is survived by a niece, Mrs. Frank Smack, of Pocomoke City. MISS PEGGY WARD MARRIES MR. TILGHMAN: Miss Peggy Lorraine Ward, high < school sophomore and daughter of 1 Mr. and Mrs. Fred Ward, of Cris- 1 field, became the bride of Mr. Edwin i Tilghman, of this city on Monday evening, March thirty-first. The cere- mony was performed in Salisbury by ' the Rev. J. Leas Green. They were j attended by friends of the bride and 1 groom. j The groom is the son of Mr. and i Mrs. King Tilghman of this city and ; is employed by the DuPont Co., in i Seaford, Del. The young couple will take up their residence in Salisbury. VOLUME 60 NO. 14 MEETING OF COMMISSIONERS IN SOMERSET Held Meeting In Princess Anne On Monday Last. Represen* tative Ward Present COUNTIES SHOULD HAVE MORE DEFENSE INDUSTRY The Eastern Shore County Com missioners Association met in Prin cess Anne on Monday last with Rep resentative David J. Ward as princi pal speaker and other speakers as follows: Senator Earl Bennett, of Dorchester county; Senator Thomas P. Johnson, of Worcester county; P. Watson Webb, of Cambridge, a mem ber of the State Roads Commission, and Dr. H. C. Byrd, president of the University of Maryland. Representative Ward gave it as his opinion that the Shore was not get ting its share of defense industries and asked the County Commission ers to make surveys of their respec tive communities as to the capacity for handling defense projects. State Comptroller J. Millard Tawes was toastmaster at the luncheon serv ed. Senator Wilmer Fell Davis, of Car oline county, discussing the State Roads budget for 1942-1943, told the commissioners at the morning session that they lacked unity of purpose. He pointed out that an effort made in the recent session of the Legisla ture to reduce the cities’ share of gas tax funds, if successful, would have given the nine Eastern Shore coun ties an additional million dollars for highway construction and mainte nance for the year. Senator Davis predicted the cities would increase their percentage of the gas tax fund even above the pres ent 70-30 distribution, which the counties sought to cut down to 80-20. (Continued on Page 12) SPECIAL MUSIC AT SALEM METHODIST Plenty of special music will mark both services at Salem Methodist i Church next Sunday. At eleven o’clock the pastor will i speak on the “Eloquence of the Empty Tomb”; and at 7:30 he will use as his theme, the “Importance of the Resurrection.” Those desiring to unite with the church be present at the morning service. ROTARY CLUB ELECTS OFFICERS FOR 1941-1942 B. Fuller Walters Advances From Vice-President To The Presidency. Other Officers At the regular meeting of the local Rotary Club, held last Monday even ing, the following officers were elect ed: President, B. Fuller Walters. V. President, Rev. R. B. Stewart. Secretary, George S. Bunting. Treasurer, Joseph C. Stevenson. Directors: Raymond Dryden and Elton Mason. Ex-officio directors: R. Harlan Robertson, B. Fuller Wal ters, George S. Bunting, Joseph C. Stevenson and Robert B. Stewart. B. Fuller Walters was elected dele gate to the District Conference to be held at York, Pa., May 11, 12, and 13. George S. Bunting was named alter nate. R. Harlan Robertson was elected delegate to the Rotary International Convention to be held at Denver, Colorado, June 15. 1?. Fuller Wal ters, alternate. Kenneth Wilkerson and John Dun can, two members of the Pocomoke City high school class of ’4l, were guests of the club and will attend all the meetings held in April. This is a move on the part of the club to as sist, if possible, the growth of the youth into better citizenship by actual contact with those who are supposed to stand for the very best in many departments of endeavor.