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fi \'v \ Enoch Pratt tito**. I I AND ' ,yla '“ l fioom - A DEMOCRATIC NEWSPAPER . THE LEDGER-ENTERPRISE > NEWS AND PICTURE SERVICE WORCESTER DEMOCRAT EBT. 1898 THE LEDGER-ENTERPRISE EBT 1880 “Chirps from the Democrats Pen Well, Sir, I’d like for some of you people to tell me why I should ha\ e received the following clipping ! It was taken from a Virginia paper, and it contains a rather unusual story a bout dogs. Strange the sender should have thought I would be interested, isn’t it? Here’s the lay-out: Detectives L. A. Broughton and B. E. Andrews of the Portsmouth po lice department were searching in a colored graveyard. They were look ing for bootleg liquor on the strength of a tip they received via “grapevine telegraph” that some bootleg stuff had been concealed in a cemetery—of all places. They had searched a good part of the graveyard and were looking a round other spots in that very dismal place when one of the detectives chanced to spy something. At about the same moment his companion offi cer also observed something some what more than singular, as it were. “Holy smoke!” they ejaculated in chorus. “Do you see what I see?” The two detectives started along a path toward a marble slab over the last resting place of a colored citi- 1 zen who departed this mortal earth some years ago. A dog had sudden ly appeared from out of nowhere, and, after a baleful glare at the de tectives skulked away. “Didn’t that dog come out of that grave?” Detec tive Broughton inquired. “It sure looked like it,” Detective Andrews replied. The officers proceeded to investi gate, pronto. Approaching the mar ble slab, they looked down and discov ered that a large hole had been dug under the slab over the grave. Bend ing down and peering into the hole they saw T —believe it or not—a litter if puppies near a hole in the coffin in the grave. “Holy moke!” the detectives ejacu lated again, only this time with more emphasis. The grave was rather shallow. There was a large entrance hole in the coffin. The puppies were whim pering plaintively. Down under the marble slab, either in the coffin or just outside of it, the little puppies had been bom. The detectives had scoured the graveyard for the reported bootleg liquor cache with no success, and so they journeyed back to police head quarters with this tale of “dogs liv ing in a grave.” Yeah, there were puppies born in a grave, they said. So they took an unbelieving reporter out there to that very dismal place to see for himself. He saw ..... As the two detectives and the news paper reporter approached the grave (Continued on Pago I) miss McDaniel BECOMES BRIDE OF MR. DULICK Ceremony Performed By Rev. John A. Ditto In Parsonage Of The Baptist Church A quiet, but pretty wedding was solemnized Saturday last when Miss Eunice McDaniel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward McDaniel, of this city, became the bride of Mr. Peter Edward Dulick, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Dulick, of Phillipsburg, N. J. The ceremony was performed in the Baptist parsonage by the pastor, Rev. John A. Ditto. The bride was gowned in a navy ensemble with blue and white accessories and wore a cor sage of red roses and baby’s breath. She was attended by her sister, Miss Beulah McDaniel. Her flowers' were gardenias and sweet peas. Mr. Wame Littleton, of this city, acted as the groom’s best man. After a brief honeymoon in Wil mington, Del., and Atlantic City, N. J., Mr. and Mrs. Dulick will take up their residence in Easton, Pa., where the groom holds a government job. Mr. Dulick will be remembered as a member of the Pocomoke ball team in the Eastern Shore Baseball League during 1939-1940. The bride, for the past two years, has held a responsible position with the Worcester Finance Company. E~ the COPY SCENE AT THE CLOSE OF FREE MOVIE GIVEN CHILDREN BY LIONS CLUB ~ " t * * f~ X..N i ■ > i *1 ' —~<s 1 1 . '^ Ihb M Jy W%*pa ogragiggL ~v _ ' ' _ , „ y b .. I*ll* , , , . . . Photo by MARSHALL Just a Few (.) ol the kiddies and some others who were kiddies once upon a t:me. The above cut shows the youngsters as they emerged from the Marva Theatre where they had been enjoying a free movie, furnished them by the local Lions Club, on Thursday of last week. The “Land of Liberty” was the title ot the picture and the theatre was packed to the doors by these youngsters who now know something about American his tory they did not know before. The Lions are to be complimented for th is thoughtful treat to our boys and girls. MRS. I. J. DAVIS DIED TUESDAY AGED 79 YRS. Mrs. Davis Was Born Near Oak Hall, Virginia, Daughter Of Late Mr. And Mrs. Hall FUNERAL SERVICES HELD THURSDAY AFTERNOON Mrs. Cornelia Hall Davis, died at her home on Second Street, this city, on Tuesday, April 15th at 2 o’clock after an illness which extended a lit tle over a year. A paralytic stroke in March hastened her death. Mrs. Davis was born September Ist 1861 near Oak Hall, Virginia, daughter of the late Sallie Drummond and Thomas Hall, but has been a resi dent of Pocomoke City for the past fifty-seven years. She was twice married. In June 1884 she married Sylvesta Whittington Jones and a bout six years after this death she was united in marriage to Isaac J. Davis whose death occurred in 1938. One daughter survives by the first union and one daughter and two sons by the second. She was a faithful member of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, this city; a member of St. Mary’s Guild; a reg ular attendant at all church services (Continued on Page 12) INFORMATION CONCERNING QUESTIONNAIRES SENT William A. Price, Chairman of Lo cal Board No. 1, Snow Hill, issues the following information concerning questionnaires being sent out: In keeping with the policy of this Local Board endeavoring to afford every possible opportunity to regis trants to comply with the Regula tions, you are advised that the fol lowing questionnaires have been mail ed out within the past ten days: j On April 7, Order Numbers 1801 ! to 1900 inclusive were mailed and the! latest return date was April 12. April 10, Order Numbers 1901 to l 2000 inclusive were mailed and the 1 last return date on these was April 15. April 16, Order Numbers 2001 to 2200 inclusive were mailed and the latest return date on these will be April 21st. POCOMOKE CITY, MD., FRIDAY, APRIL, 18, 1941 MISS MARY C. HURLEY WEDS MR. HICKMAN Mr. Charles Dennard Hurley has announced the marriage of his sister, Miss Mary Cropper Hurley, to Mr. James R. Hickman, on Friday, the eleventh of April. The ceremony was performed in Pocomoke City and the couple left immediately for a brief wedding trip north. Prior to the wedding nuptials quite a number of social affairs were given in their honor by friends in Pocomoke City and in Atlantic, Virginia, where the newlyweds will take up their resi dence. DEPUTY SHERIFF HILLMAN TRAILS HIS MAN DOWN Captures Escaped Prisoner As The Man Is Walking At lantic City Streets Tearing a page from the tradition of the Canadian Nortnwest Mounted Police, Deputy Sheriff Crawford B. Hillman ended a 1,100 mile manhunt on Tuesday last. He got his man. t Andrew B. Selby, negro, of Po-, comoke City, who tricked the deputy! and escaped from custody two weeks j ago while enroute to the Maryland; House of Correction to begin serving l one year, was captured in Atlantic City, N. J., quite by accident. Deputy Sheriff Hillman, who had trailed the fugitive negro from Bal timore to Wilmington, Del., and thence to Philadelphia and New York and on to Atlantic City, N. J., dur- 1 ing the past fortnight, spied Selby as he walked along an Atlantic City street. Without assistance, the Worcester deputy seized and handcuffed his man. Selby offered no resistance and volunteered to accompany Deputy Hillman back to Worcester County. Tuesday night the officer and his pris oner arrived at the Worcester County jail, ending a trip of eleven hundred miles. On Wednesday, Deputy Hillman resumed his journey to the House of Correction with his prisoner. Selby was convicted on a charge of selling whiskey before Trial Magis trate Walter W. Price in Snow Hill two weeks ago and was sentenced to serve one year in prison. Enroute (Continued on Page 12) ST.MARY’S HELD ANNUAL MEET WEDNESDAY 16 , Herman Meirill Is Elected Ves tryman To Fill Out A Mem bership Of Eight | E. J. CLARKE ELECTED DELEGATE, CONVENTION The annual meeting of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church congregation was held in the Parish house on Wednes -1 day evening last. The meeting was preceded by a supper partaken of by members and friends of the church. ! The business meeting followed the : supper and the reports of the various organisations were received, togeth er with the report of the treasurer, Harry C. Mears. This showed the church was in good financial condi tion, so far as parish demands are concerned. Miss Jean Dry den submitted a re port of the Sunday School; Mrs. E. P. Matthews, of St. Mary’s Guild; Mrs. Herman Merrill of the Young Workers’ Guild; and Mrs. Dawson Clarke, of the Daughters of the King. All these showed substantial pro gress. Dr. R. B. Mathews, in his report, | complimented the parish on its pres-1 ent indication of life and progress,! and considered all activities of the ! church as specially alive and active.! (Continued on Page 12) POCOMOKE BALL PLAYERS DECLARED FREE AGENTS With Pocomoke City definitely out of the Eastern Shore League and or ganized baseball for 1941 Judge Wil liam G. Gramham, minor leagues president, this week declared ten play ers of the Pocomoke City roster free agents. Pitcher Tom Coogan has ah-eady signed with Tarboro, of the Coastal Plains League, which will be man aged by Poke Whalen, Pocomoke City' pilot last year. It is believed several of the other nine will also follow Whalen to Tarboro. I It was learned that Gene Herman ski, outfielder, who was declared a free agent shortly after the close of the 1940 season had signed with Reading, of the Inter-State League. REV. JOHN W. WOOTEN ANNOUNCES SERVICES Rev. J. W. Wootten announces his program for Sunday. At 11:00 A. M. he will speak on the subject: Christ Manifesting Himself. The text: “And he manifested Himself on this wise” is found in the Gospel according to St. John 21:1. In the evening at 7:30 the parson will spe'ak on “Peter’s Persistent Knocking” Acts 12:16. j There will be special music at both of these services and the public is ! invited to attend. MRS.IM. GODWIN DIED AT HER HOME IN NEW CHURCH Walton H. Godwin, Of Poco moke One Of 4 Survivors: Husband, 2 Daughters Funeral services were held from Berea Church Wednesday afternoon of last week for Mrs. Ella M. God win, wife of William J. Godwin, who died at he! home in New Church, Va., on Monday, April seventh, at the age of 71 years. Services were conducted by the Rev. J: R. McKeown and interment j made in the Greenwood cemetery, j The active pallbearers were: Paul ! Cutler, Frank Neathery, Burrell Eas ; on, Lynwood McDaniel, Ralph Mc j Daniel and Algia Tull. The honor [ ary bearers: Elizabeth Hurley, Helen Godwin, Irene Godwin, Winnie Eason, Doris Neathery, Beulah McDaniel, Eunice McDaniel, Lorrance Eason, and Jeanette Tull. Mrs. Godwin was a member of Be rea Church and had many friends in; the community in which she lived all; of whom are grieved at her passing. Besides her husband she is surviv ed by two daughters, Mrs. William C. Hurley of New Church, Miss Inez Godwin, of Wilmington, Del., one son, Walton H. Godwin, of Pocomoke City. She also also leaves one sister and one brother, Mrs. Edward McDaniel, of Pocomoke and O. Roy Cutler, also of this city. ( Miss Elizabeth Payne, of Pocomoke Inn, celebrated her 11th birthday < Monday at the home of her sister, i Mrs. Selma Camper in Nassawadox, i Va. I' $1.50 v™ IMPROVEMENT PROGRESSING AT THE JAIL I Adjudged To Be One Of Mary ;i lands Poorest Prison Houses. Work Started By WPA PROJECT BEEN WAIT ING SINCE JUNE 1939 Improvements to one of Maryland’s poorest jails—the Worcester County ■ jail at Snow Hill—were officially started on Monday of this week by the Federal Works Project Adminis? tration. Initial construction work on a new addition to the jail building together with interior alterations, costing an J estimate of $26,670 in Federal and County funds, is now under way. Eleven of the 25 WPA workmen scheduled for the project are now employed, including three carpenters. Ever since the October 1938 Grand Jury of the Worcester County Circuit Court inspected the County jail in Snow Hill and returned a detailed report, scoring conditions at the in stitution and rating the county prison as highly unsatisfactory, due to im prisonment of white and negro pris oners in the same cell block, efforts have been made to better jail con ditions, with little success. In June of 1939—nearly two years ago—the Worcester County Board of Commissioners asked the Federal (Continued on Page 7) BURGLARS TRUCK OFF SAFE WEIGHING 500 LBS.; ] Burglars broke into the Smith Motor Company in Princess Anne < Sunday night, hoisted a 500 pound i safe containing about S4OO in cash 1 and SI3OO in checks into a new pick- i up truck owned by the garage and 1 drove off without leaving a clue. i State police said the thieves gained ] access by jimmying a rear window, l pushed the safe into the garage and 3 loaded it on the truck with a hoist < chain. 1 The burglary was discovered by Or- 1 ra Carey, a garage salesman employ ed by the company. One set of 1 mechanics tools, two cover-alls, two boxes of gun shells and a shot gun j were also missing. i VOLUME 60 NO. 15 STOCKTON HIGH SCHOOL GIRL A PRIZE WINNER Wins Out From A List Of Fifty- One Contestants In Essay Contest Of Local Elks WILL NOW ENTER THE STATE WIDE CONTEST The committee appointed by Chair ! man E. W. Ross to judge the essays submitted by high school students in the “National Patriotic Essay” con test, sponsored by the local Order of Elks, met on Wednesday last, at the Elks’ home, on Market Street, to read the papers and decide the win ners. This committee was composed of Quinton G. Nottingham, of East ville; John Borum, of Onancock; and E. J. Clarke, of Pocomoke City. The essays came from students in the high schools of Worcester County, Mary land; and from Accomack and Nor thampton counties, in Virginia. The total number of papers was 51, and they were distributed as fol lows: Pocomoke City, 27; Cape Char les, 6; Berlin, 4; Onancock, 3; Stock ton, Snow Hill, Chincoteague, New Church, 2 each; Ocean City, East ville, and Temperanceville, 1 each. After hours of reading and consul tation, the judges decided that Miss Emma Witzel, of the Stockton School won first prize; George P. Smith, of the Cape Charles school, second prize; and Miss Irene Brittingham, of the Pocomoke school, third. The prizes were sls to first place; $lO to sec ond; and $5 to third. '* The winner in this local contest is , now entitled to enter the state contest when the prizes will be $l6O, SIOO, and SSO. The winner in the State contest will then be eligible for the National contest, where the prizes are SIOOO, SSOO, and $250. In examining the essays submit ted, the local committee judged them < strictly on their merits, as neither the schools from which they came •' * were known, nor were the writers. The papers were numbered, and a record made accordingly. The Stockton winner and also the school is to be congratulated and specially so that, of two essays sub mitted, one should be declared, win ner. ) Governor Wilbur L. Cross, of Con necticut, or Professor Cross, as he is" known by thousands of Yale grad- J uates, is one of the outstanding lit r (Continued on Page 6) i : DEFINITE PLANS MADE FOR CITY SOFT BALL TEAMS League Will Play Twi-Light Ball And Begin Schedule On Monday, May sth At a meeting in the State Armory definite plans were made for the or ganization of a City Soft Ball League this year. The following teams were represented at the meeting and will play in the league: Chiefs, Eagles, Elks, The Ramblers, Railroaders and Chain-Clerks. The League will play twi-light ball and will go into its first half sched ule on May sth. All the details of equipment, grounds and schedule are being worked out by Elmer Britting ham and Harry Coulbourne, Jr. The Ramblers consisting of Mont gomery Ward personnel and some out side talent is being managed by Stan ley Talley; the Elks composed of mem bers of the local lodge have Ben Cohen as manager; Tom Dousha, manager of the Eagles, has the same line-up as last year; The Chain-Clerks with joint managers Ed O’Toole and Pete Merrill represent the American and A&P Stores employees; the Railroaders, with Bob Robertson as manager include in their list last year’s Foundry team with some add ed power; the Chiefs, managed by Harry Coulbourne, Jr., have listed many of the former Texas Club stars. The League will be governed by the Board of Managers. Any persons desiring to play should get in touch with one of the man agers listed above.