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A DEMOCRATIC NEWSPAPER WORCESTER DEMOCRAT EBT. 1898 THE LEDGER-ENTERPRISE EST 1880 “Chirps”^ from the Democrat’s Pen Well, Sir, we’ve certainly been hav ing it dry around here—l mean, of course, the weather has been dry; it has been moist enough in other ways. People seem plenty able to get a snifter now and then to wet their whistles. I saw evidence enough of that one day last week. On one of this city’s streets, in front of the porch of a dwelling, there is sort of elevated patch of ground—not more than ten feet long, and, maybe two feet wide, held up by a concrete wall, about eighteen inches tall. This is used by the occupants as a small place to grow a flower or two —a proof that the human mind will turn many times toward the cultivation of the beauti ful. Well, along comes an individual, lit up pretty brightly, who thought that little garden spot I have tried to de scribe, was a beautiful place on which to stretch out, and sleep off his un controllable self. So he flops down on it. The day was hot, but the gen tleman did not know whether it was winter or summer, night or day, rain ing or clear —he was dead to the world in two minutes after he laid himself down to rest. Apparently, as the souse began to wear off a bit, he must have tried to ease himself over on his other side, in order to make himself more comfortable. However, he was not aware that it was safe to turn in the right direction in order to keep his bed under him. But he chose to turn south when he should have turned north, and down he flopped on the sidewalk. The drop was not far enough to waken him; he slept on with the sun broiling down in his face, and he didn’t care a darn about the war; about strikes; about rain or snow; about a feather bed or a concrete pil low—in short, about anything on earth, ekcept to get a little more time to snooze away that jag. How-some-ever, ' here comes the town police into the picture. He didn’t think that drunk made a very good picture lying there in the pedes trian’s territory. He slaps the incum bent figure on the back and tells him it’s time to get up. But he had to tell the sleeper more than once be fore his eyes came open, and then it was necessary to pry him up to a sitting position on the bed which he had left when he rolled off. But there must be something rath er sobering in the looks of an offi cer’s cap and the brass buttons and gold braidjsn his uniform, because when our hero did get his eye open and saw what was in front of him, he stood v up amazingly quick and erect, and stated he was tired and was going home. He made good his word and started on his hike. “Hold on,” said the cop, “I got a temporary home for you. I’ll feed you and sleep you for nothing, until you decide what you are going to do about this matter. This is not the first time you have gotten uncontrol lably thirsty in this burg; I’ve told you about it, but your hearing needs treatment. I’m going to get you in out of the sun, give you a nice clean (?) cot to sleep on, and when you can tell your nice little story to the police justice.” The last I saw of them, the two were wending their way toward the town lock-up. The officer had grab bed a handful of shirt at his pris oner’s back and in that way steered him so he would not break out a window as he passed or take up with another flop into the gutter. He was supremely happy and seemed to enjoy the cop’s company to the full. What wonders does King Alcohol con trive! You know, a man feels, in that condition—so I’m told; I don’t want any of you people to think, now, I’m writing from the standpoint of exper ience. I’m not a teetotaler. Dur ing the campaign of prohibition vs. anti-prohibition, I was about as wet as Mr. Crabbe, only he wouldn’t ad mit it, and I’m not above eating mince pie with a little flavor in it. But I started to say something— j on hearsay, mind you—about how a man feels in the condition of the man under disscussion. He doesn’t care whether school keeps or not; the foiv | tune of a Rockefeller, Ford, or a DuPont is only chicken feed to him; the wisdom of the ages is but primer (Continued on Page 5) “AT HOME” DAY TO BE STAGED FT. MEADE, 17 Cordial Invitation To Families And Friends Of The Regi ment For 17 And 18 FULL PROGRAM OF EVENTS IS PREPARED A most cordial invitation is extend ed to the families and friends of the 115th Regiment, now in camp at Fort Meade, Md., to attend an “At Home” at the camp this week-end, May 17 and 18. Regimental athletic contests are scheduled Saturday afternoon. A five-event boxing show will precede evening dances—in the regimental recreation hall for officers and in the 29th division service club for enlisted men. The 115th infantry’s band, direct ed by warrant officer W. 0. Fisher, will open the Sunday program at 9 A. M., playing a second concert at 12:45 P. M. The Company G drum and bugle corps will stage a demon stration at 9:46 A. M. Protestant and Catholic church ser vices will be held Sunday morning. Highlight of the program will be a regimental parade Sunday afternoon, preceded by company inspections. An army order changing rations from garrison to field type necessi tated elimination of plans for guests to eat in mess halls, with soldiers they were visiting. Col. Markey has suggested visitors bring box lunch eons. The program for the two days is as follows: Saturday, May 17, 3:30 P. M. Regi mental Athletic Contests: 100 yard dash, 220 yard dash, Relay race a round regimental area, Speed Ball, Volley Ball.; 7:00 P. M. Boxing (five bouts) Regimental boxing area; 8:00 P. M. to 12:30 A. M. Dance, Enlisted Men, Service Club, (Chamberlain Ave. (Continued on Page 12) FUNERAL SERVICES CONDUCTED FOR MRS. NORTHAM Mrs. Northam Died In The Pe ninsula General Hospital On Thursday Morning, May 8 Funeral services for Mrs. Georgie Byrd Northam, who died in the Pe ninsula General Hospital early Thurs day morning, May Bth. were held from her late residence on Market Street, Saturday Afternoon, May 10th at 2:30 o’clock, conducted by Dr. J. M. Stewart, of the Allen Memorial Baptist Church in Salisbury, Md., and assisted by Rev. John A. Ditto of the First Baptist Church in Pocomoke City. Interment was in the Nelson cemetery at the Maryland-Virginia line. Mrs. Northam, who was 52 years of age, had been seriously ill only a short time. She was a member of the Baptist church, although unable to attend regularly, she lived a fine Christian life and was loved by all who knew her. The floral tributes were numerous and beautiful. The pallbearers were her cousins, Andrew Hall, Marion Holland, Broad us Byrd, Harold Nock, John Duncan and Francis Byrd. Honorary bearers were Mr. Northam’s brothers, Alfred, Floyd, Ben, Robert and Sam. Surviving, are her husband, and two sisters, Mrs. Maurice Payne, of this city and Mrs. George Wilkins of Eastville, Va.; also one niece, Mrs. Roy F. Mason, of this city and one nephew, Master Billy Byrd Wil kins, of Eastville, Va. CLINTON C. MARRINER SUCCUMBS IN HOSPITAL Mr. Clinton C. Marriner, of Cokes bury, died in the Peninsula General Hospital early this morning (Friday) Funeral arrangements have not been fully completed, but it is thought they will take place from the home on Sunday at 2 o’clock. THE COPY LOCAL CITIZEN HAS CLOSE CALL IN AUTO CRASH Struck On Way To York Con vention By A Pennsylvania Truck At Intersection Mr. B. Fuller Walters arrived home on Wednesday evening last from York, where he was attending a Ro tary District Convention as a dele gate from the Pocomoke Club. Mr. Walters tells of an auto acci dent on the way to York, in which he! was concerned, and from which he made an almost miraculous escape 1 from death. When near Oxford, Pa.,, and about 50 miles from York, he brought his car to a stop at a road intersection, as he trailed a truck which also stopped. When the truck started, Mr. Walters also moved a head. The truck got safely over, but Mr. Walters’ car was hit by a truck proceeding in the cross direc tion. The car was demolished, but Mr. Walters came out of the mixup with some painful rib bruises, but no ser ious injury. He proceeded on to York by bus and a private lift to the bus. Those who witnessed the speed (Continued on Page 6) THE LEDGER-ENTERPRISE POCOMOKE CITY, MD., FRIDAY, MAY 16, 1941 INTER-CITY ROTARY MEETING AT CRISFIELD A * ... ... ’ j! r ' TRAINING FOR NATIONAL DEFENSE AT LOCAL FOUNDRY WmJmk | £■ jj jj 85ij^,’ Imfly BBp M MBBB&i iMfflimt % ■', zM |A / ||j9 - :■>.< '.':■ ■' ,/g Vj RHP^HMH^H|K 1 / iW 1 * 1 m 9 ||dK 1 * ■• -•■- ■ w&Emmm % H . tpßiHi^' *• '•*•-' * " .m ' > * AND POCOMOKE FIRE CO. AWARDED TWO PRIZES The Pocomoke Fire Company won two prizes at the twelfth annual con vention of the Delmarva Firemen’s Association hell in Parksley, Virgin ia on Wednesday of this week. The first prize of $25 was awarded the Pocomoke Fire Company for mak ing the best appearance with 20 or more men in line. They also won a j prize of $lO awarded to the company having the oldest fireman in line of parade. The oldest fireman in the parade was Mr. W. A7 Stroud who has been a member of the Fire De- I partment since 1892. MISS HICKMAN’S MARRIAGE IS ANNOUNCED Laurel Lady Weds Norman F. Allen, Jr., Who Formerly Lived In Pocomoke City Mr. and Mrs. Harley A* Hickman, of Laurel, Del., announce the mar riage of their daughter, Miss Irene Hickman, to Mr. Norman F. Allen, 1 Continued On Page 7) POCOMOKE BERRY BLOCK TO OPEN NEAR FUTURE Announcement is made of the open ing of the Pocomoke Berry Block, under the name of Pocomoke Farm ers’ Auction Block, which will oper ate again this year under the manage ment of Mr. Colmore E. Byrd. Mr. Byrd’s connection with the block ensures as safe and profitable a medium of sale for the product as can be found anywhere else. He has had considerable experience in this line of work and past seasons show that average prices, have equalled or surpassed those of competing blocks. Mr. Byrd has also received confirma tion that many new buyers would buy through the Pocomoke block this year. With this assurance, and with sat isfactory service to both growers and buyers guaranteed, it is to the inter est of local handlers of the fruit to patronize this block. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Smack of this city announce the engagement of their daughter, Ruth Mae, to Corpor al William I. West, son of Mr. and Mrs. John West. Corporal West is a member of the 29th Division at Fort George G. Meade. The wedding will take place the latter part of June. II CA THE yeah DEFENSE WORK PROGRESSING AT LOCAL FOUNDRY Sponsored By The County Board Of Education With Govern ment Appropriation i Cuts on the front page of today’s 1 issue of the “Democrat” give some 1 idea of the work going on at the Po ' comoke Foundry and Machine Works, as a part of the great system of Na ' tional Defense, now being applied to the United States in general. This work is sponsored by the ’ County Board of Education, with gov ernment appropriation, under super vision of the State Department of l Vocational Training. Clarence E. Robertson, Jr., and Orem Ballard are I the chief instructors. The school opened on March 31, with an 8-week course in view, two of which remain. II It is open to young men between the ages of 17 and 24, living in Worces ter and Somerset counties, and all courses free in every respect. There are two separate courses: one, in machine shop practice; the other in electric and acetylene weld ing. Efforts will be made to secure (Continued on Page 6) NEWS AND PICTURE SERVICE. VOLUME 60 NO. 19 DINNER SERVED AT STOCKTON BY RURITANS Meal Served At The Stockton Fire House At The Regular Meeting Of The Club WILLIAM H. PRICE CONDUCTS ROUND TABLE At seven o’clock Thursday, May 8, twenty-one members and some very distinguished guests sat down to din ner at the Stockton Fire House to be gin the regular monthly meeting of The Stockton Ruritan Club. They were served a most delightful meal by the ladies of the Stockton Meth odist Church. The time allotted to the business of this meeting was consumed in the usual manner with the exception, that a new Vice President had to be chos en to fill the unexpired term of “Quince” Blevin. Because of his in ability to attend meetings regularly, “Quince”, asked the club by letter to - excuse him from his regular duties. The club voted to accept his resig nation, but then his name was trans ferred to the roll that is reserved for honorary membership. President “Dalt” Fleming then ap r pointed a committee to nominate a successor to finish out the term. This committee nominated “Miss Owen” Pilchard who was unanimously elect -1 ed. The club feels that “Miss Owen” is fully equipped for this job inas much as his previous experience in this capacity has already shown fa vorable results. 3 The meeting was then turned over B to the Entertainment Committee, ■ whose Chairman, “Brit” Brittingham, had prepared a very entertaining and - educational program. His first speak -0 er was Griffin Callahan, President of the Lions Club in Pocomoke who gave b a most interesting talk on the too - little-discussed subject,” Our Obliga tion as a Citizen.” We have often f (Continued On Page 6) | MEN NAMED BY ■ THE LOCAL BOARD 1 TO REPORT 221® j From Snow Hill They Will Go To The Fifth Regiment Ar mory In Baltimore City ■ The following men have been nam ed by Local Board No. 1, Court House Snow Hill, Md., as Call No. 11 and they are to report at Snow Hill at 6:15 A. M. on May 22, 1941, from which place they will go to the Fifth Regiment Armory, at Baltimore, Md., for final examination: Clarence William Taylor, white, No. 635; Thomas Hugh Spencer, white, No. 1147; Emerson Settler Collins,, white, No. 1167; James Clare Mc- Clance, white, No. 1187; Harris Ed ward Jones, white, No. 1222; Olin Burbage Dennis, white, No. 1230; Harry Covington Bishop, white, No. 1244; Harry Timmons Bunting, white, No. 1254; William James Miles, white No. 1292; Harry Spencer, white, No. 1344; Sylvester Selby, colored, No. 408; Solomon Edward Dennis, color ed, No. 520; John Harmon, colored, No. 540; William Harrison Young, colored, No. V-549; McDonald Pow ell, colored, No. 555; Forest Upshur, colored, No. 560; Denard William Rowley, colored, No. 581; Frederick Tyre, colored, No. 690; George Wash ington Holden, colored, No. 702; Geo. Alton Armstrong, colored, No. 710; Archie Handy, colored, No. 738; Is aiah Carr, colored, No. 826; Welton Francis Ayers, colored, No. 865; Standord Lee Ward, colored, No. 876; Thomas Waters, colored volunteer, No. 1472-A. MRS. L T. COSTEN DIES AT HOME IN POCOMOKE Just as we were going to press news reached the office of the death of Mrs. I. T. Costen who died at her home on Market Street at the ad vanced age of 98 years. Funeral ar rangements have not been completed.