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Pictures Used
To Instruct The
Army Officers
There has been a lot of publicity
about how the army is being mechan
ized. That modernization applies
just as well to methods of instruction
for officers and non-commissioned of
ficers of the 115th Infantry. They
are going to the movies now for their
lessons.
Twice a week all of the officers
and non-commissioned officers at
tended schools at night for instruc
tions in various phases of military
tactics. Heretofore the schools had
been conducted separately by the
three battalions of the regiment. Col.
D. John Markey, of Frederick, com
manding officer of the regiment,
Monday night, however, instituted a
regimental school for the officers and
non-commissioned officers. This
school will repluce one of the twice
weekly battalion schools.
Through Col. Markey’s efforts vis
ual education methods were introduc
ed to keep the 115th in step with
other advanced army techniques. The
motion picture method is explained
by Col. Markey as being particularly
clear in its instruction. Monday
night every available seat in the regi
mental recreation hall was filled as
a capacity attendance observed the
first motion picture class. Map read
ing and all its details were distinct
ly outlined.
Not only is the visual method out
standing for its clarity but it also is
a time saving device aimed particu
larly for expediting instruction. As
Capt. Guy Anders, commanding of
ficer of Company A, of Frederick,
expressed it after the map reading
movie on Monday night, “If I could
have seen such films before attending
map reading classes it would have
saved me about three gallons of mid
night oil.”
Even the privates first class and
the buck privates are taken into con
sideration in the new educational sys
tem. Many times it has been impos
sible for all the men in the regiment
to attend the different classes in
cluded in an extensive military pro
gram and the men who did not rate
as non-commissioned officers got
their instruction by the older teach
ing method. But when the movies
for the officers and non-commission-
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ed officers are finished (the show
ing lasts about forty-five minutes)
the film is shown again for any in
terested privates. That way Col.
Markey believes that each man will
be able to gain better and sounder
instruction. Not that the officers
and non-commissioned officers are
not capable—the movies just do it a
little better in some subjects. They
have been prepared by experts in the
particular subject matter presented.
EXPLOSION SETS FIRE
TO YACHT APRIL 2
Fire of unknown origin, which
started in the form of an explosion,
completely destroyed a 53 feet cruis
er yacht, owned by Rolf Selquist, of
McKeesport, Pa., Wednesday, April
2nd. The yacht was completely equip
ped for living purposes and well fur
nished. On board the boat were Cap
tain Sam Taylor and James Conner,
of Chincoteague, who were bringing
the yacht from Norfolk to Chincotea
gue.
The accident occurred near Fisher’s
Island. The occupants of the boat
were forced to abandon immediately
and get in a small boat. They wish
to express their appreciation for
the quick action of the Smith’s Is
land Coast Guard crew, who came
to their rescue in so short a time.
“They surely were on the job,” is the
expression Taylor and Conner made
concerning the crew. Coast Guards
men took them to the station and lat
er carried them to Magotha where
they were sent home.
WORCESTER DEMOCRAT, POCOMOKE CITY, MARYLAND
T. G. LOWNDES
ELECTED DIRECTOR
PHONE COMPANY
Tasker G. Lowndes, president of
the Second National Bank of Cumber
land, Maryland, was elected a direc
tor of the Chesapeake and Potomac
Telephone Company of Baltimore
City at the regular meeting of the
Board, held in Baltimore on Mon
daya, March 31, it was announced to
day by Lloyd B. Wilson, president of
the company.
Mr. Lowndes is a graduate of Yale
University and attended the Univer
sity of Maryland Law School. He
has long been a leader in the busi
ness, civic and social life of his com
munity. He is chairman of the State
Board of Education, chairman of the
Board of Governors of the Memorial
Hospital, member of the Board of
Visitors of the Maryland School for
the Deaf, a director of the Cumber
land Free Public Library and the
Cumberland Fair Association.
Mr. Lowndes practiced law in Cum
berland from 1909 to 1921, when he
was elected president of the Second
National Bank. He is a member of
the Allegany County Bar Association
and a member and past president of
the Maryland Bankers Association
and the Cumberland Rotary Club.
REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS
Jus. R. Kelley from George B.
Cropper and wife, real estate on the
W, side of Philadelphia Ave., and the
S. side of N. 13th St., in Ocean City,
in the 10th Elec. Dist. Consideration
$5 Ac.
Jas. H. English and Alice M., his
wife, from Chas J. Bryan and wife,
real estate on the N. side of N. Seven
th St., and the E. side of Edgewater
Ave., in Ocean City, in the 10th Elec.
Dist. Consideration $5 &c.
ARMY OFFICERS
MAY RIDE WITH
BRITISH PILOTS
In the role of observers, Ameri
can Army officers may ride along
with British pilots when the first new
American-made four-motor bombers
raid Germany.
Reporting this, authoritative
sources explained the observers’ as
signment would be to report to the
Air Corps on the performance of the
long-range craft under actual combat
conditions.
With a similar mission, American
naval officers have been stationed
for months on ships of the British
fleet in the Atlantic and Mediterran
ean.
Numbers of Army observers al
ready are in England ready for the
new assignment. Others are believ
ed to have gone to Egypt, headquar
ters for British operations in the
Mediterranean and Balkans.
Because of possible diplomatic and
military complications, both the War
and Navy Departments have been ex
tremely reticent concerning activities
of American officers in the combat
zones.
More than 50 Boeing and Consoli
dated bombers, capable of cruising
4,000 or 5,000 miles with heavy bomb
loads, have been turned over to Brit
ain under an arrangement announced
in November by General George C.
Marshall, War Department Chief of
Staff. Not all have been delivered,
however.
Twenty-six Boeing B-17 planes
were exchanged for British-owned en
gines manufactured in the United
States, and priority rights were given
the Royal Air Force to assure early
deliveries of a comparable number of
Consolidated bombers. General Mar
shall said a part of the deal was full
reports of their performance in ac
tion.
Of the Boeings, seven or eight al
ready have reached North Africa to
bolster defenses of the Suez Canal
and possibly to operate in the Bal
kans, according to reports reaching
Congressional quarters.
The first of the Consolidate bomb
ers flew last month across the Atlan
tic to England, the British announced
at the time.
Responsible sources said that none
of the big craft, each of which is
manned by crews of seven or more
men, has yet been under fire.
Royal Air Force crews are being
trained in the United States to op
erate the heavy air cruisers.
43,000 Different Designs
A total of 43,000 different designs
of telephone apparatus for use in
nation-wid; telephone service is made
by the Western Electric Company,
manufacturing and supply unit of the
Bell System.
A Vast Organization
About 300,000 men and women, in
cluding the manufacturing and re
search groups, render Bell System
telephone service throughout the
nation. Their wages and salaries
amount to more than $48,000,000 a
month.
The head and tail of a fish may
or may not be removed when cleaning
depending entirely upon the manner
in which the fish is to be cooked, size
of the fish, and personal preference
as to how the fish will be served.
The Governor
Secures Much
Legislation
The session of the General Assem
bly, just closed, saw the passage of
numerous measures backed strongly
by Governor Herbert R. O’Conor to
clarify and strengthen the laws per
taining to taxation and insurance,
both of greatest importance to the
revenues of the State and to the safe
guarding of the insurance interests
of many thousands of Marylanders.
Five measures drawn up by the
Rawls Commission were enacted in
to law, dealing with various phases
of the State’s fiscal structure. This
Commission appointed two years ago
by Governor O’Conor, and headed by
William Lee Raw’ls, one of the State’s
foremost authorities on fiscal legis
lation, made a thorough study of tax
structure of the State, and as a re
sult of this study had ten bills intro
duced, nine of which have passed and
are now awaiting the Governor’s sig
nature.
At the same time, some 29 meas
ures drafted at the request of the
State Insurance Commissioner, John
B. Gontrum, were introduced and
passed dealing with details of insur
ance administration and licensing,
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cute importance, from a general
Stute-wide standpoint, will afford im
measurably greater safeguard for
Marylanders buying insurance from
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sioner Gontrum by Governor O’Con
or in 1939, it has been agreed gen
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123 Main St., Salisbury Phone BS3
Friday, April 11, 1941
HOT OFF THE GRIDDLB
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| Tombstones And
Monuments
! If we of today leave no
| record to show that those
we loved have lived, what
S is to be expected of tomor
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| not know—nor care.
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Works
C. K. HOWARD, Prop.
Pocomoke City, Md.

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