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PQCOMOKE DOLLAR DAYS, AUGUST 8-9
‘ M WORCESTER DEMOC?::' T A DEMOCRATIC NEWSPAPER WORCESTER DEMOCRAT EBT. IBM THELBDOER-ENTERfRISKEST 1880 “Chirps”j%?t from the Democrat’s Pen Well, Sir, some of you people may remember the story I told on myself in this column some time back. It was about the time I went wool gath ering in Norfolk and apparently for got where I was at. You remember I asked for a ticket to Norfolk while I was standing in the Norfolk ticket office. I couldn’t remember for a moment, to just what point I wanted to go; so rather than hold up the line, I passed on and took my station back of the ticket-buyers. Some of these looked at me rather dourly, when I was trying to suggest where I wanted to go, and was con suming time thereby. Reminds me of the story about the traveller who, when he found a good ly number of passengers lined up a head of him, decided he wasn’t going to stand for his turn. So by elbow ing, shoving, growling and doing every other disagreable thing he could think of, he finally gouged his way to the ticket window, depriving many of their rightful priority. When he faced the agent, he threw down a piece of money and said: “Give me a ticket to Squeedunk!” “That won't buy you a ticket to; that point,” said the pasteboard slin ger. , . “Well, where can I go on that much money?’ ’ . . And everybody in that line told him where to go. Now, the ticket agent in Norfolk was too polite or was too afraid of his job to talk to a patron of the road in that vernacular, so I escaped the advice handed out by the waiting ticket buyers to the buyer who didn’t want to wait. Now, what does all this amount to? Why did I tell this all over a gain? Just because, I reckon, misery loves company and something happen ed the other day in good old Poco moke which is just a reminder that “there are others.” One of our good women folk was walking down the street last week, and she arrived at an intersection of two avenues just in time to hear a well-dressed man, evidently a stran ger, ask another man, evidently a good old Eastern Shoreman: “How far is this place from Poco moke City?” And there he was, standing on the corner of one of the best little burgs in country, and didn’t know where he was at—just like me. You know, I’d like to have seen that man when he was told just the actual facts in the case. Maybe I could then have been apprized of the kind of fool I looked like when the ticket agent in Norfolk said to me: “You’re in Norfolk, now, where do you want to go?” And I was just wondering where he wanted to go. Maybe he was a victim of amnesia, aphasia, or some other nettle rash, and I think if he had shown signs of violence, 1 would have said to him: “You want to go to Pocomoke City ? Well, you start right now and travel sou’-sou’west by north half east to a distance of about four miles when you reach the Old Dominion line. From that point increase your speed to a bout 55 miles until you come to Chesapeake Bay. At that point you can use your emergency brake or step on the “exilerator”, just as you please. If you do the latter, you’ll find the going rather rough unless you have an amphibian tank. Without it, may the Lord have mercy on your soul! If that little spiel didn’t give him any idea, I’d have sought out the Chief of Police and asked him if there wasn’t some way the gentleman might be kept in town by giving him free board and lodging in the town’s two room accommodation hall back of the old fire engine house. I wish I had been near to hear what the real answer to his question was; and I haven't also been inform ed whether he was drunk or crazy. I sorta construe his question into something complimentary. He didn’t expect to see such a good looking place after passing through those landscape-marring villages of Sea ford, Laurel, Delmar, Salisbury, andj C r THE O'* COPY JUDGE WELSH ON A BICYCLE 3-STATE TOUR Started On July 7 To See The Sights In Pennsylvania, Dela ware And Maryland HE SEEMS TO THINK THE PEOPLE WILL CONQUER U. S. District Court Judge George A. Welsh, back from a 16-day, 667- mile bicycle tour in which he talked with scores of “ordinary Americans,” is convinced America’s future is safe. “What ever may be in store for us,” the 63-year-old white haired jurist declared, “you can count on the peo ple. They will not fail us.’ ’ Judge Welsh peddled away from his Delaware county estate July 7 for an unchartered tour of Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland. His return —like his departure—was unanounc ed. Traveling incognito, the judge chat ted with mechanics, plumbers, paper hangers, railroad crossing watchmen —and one governor, Walter W. Bac on of Delaware. He went swimming with a fireman stayed at dollar-a-night tourist homes and was snubbed once by a garage attendant who looked disdainfully at his dusty bicycle. And he found, he said, that Ameri ca hasn’t changed much in the half century since he was a boy. “Notwithstanding the alarmists,” he declared,” notwithstanding the ex ternal differences, America at heart (Continued on Page 12) LOCAL BANK NOT INFORMED AS TO RECENT REPORTS Report That The Government Has New Clues As To Money Package Stolen Iji 1935 Emanating from The Associated Press, the following article appeared in a recent issue of the “Baltimore Sun” and headed as a Pocomoke City item. The authorities of the Poco moke City National Bank state that they have not been communicated with concerning the matter, and, therefore can give no information. It is published for what it is worth: Federal postal authorities have re , newed their investigation of the disap pearance nearly six years ago of ( $3,000 in cash from a supposedly lock ed mail bag. Resumption of the probe , followed the appearance of some of ’ i the stolen bills in nearby towns. [ Some of the $1 and $5 bills recently ’ have been found in Ocean City, Fed -11 eralsburg and Crisfield, it is said. Numbers of all the bills stolen are known to officials working on the case and to Eastern Shore banking L institutions. On December 19, 1935, the Federal t Reserve Bank in Baltimore placed 1,000 $1 and 400 $5 bills—all nevy > silver certificates—in a registered t mail pouch consigned to the Pocomoke , City National Bank. .Tjie pouch traveled from Baltimore [ by train to Wilmington, Del., where ’ it was transferred to another train to \ Pocomoke City. i But when it was unlocked here the [ $3,000 cash had vanished. , Federal agents conducted an inves ’ tigation at that time. Since then they have continued their, ’ hunt and appearance of the bills in Eastern Shore towns has stimulated work on the case. ■ Princess Anne. He kinda conceived the idea things would get worse in stead of better, and when this city burst upon his vision, he thought he had missed his way and had, in some fashion, gotten turned around toward I New York, Philadelphia, or the like. Well, it takes all sorts of people to i make up a world and I guess I am, i as well as you, one of the sorts. POCOMOKE CITY. MD., FRIDAY. AUGUST 8. 1941 MR. PETTIGREW BUNN HOOKS UNUSUAL FISH Mr. Pettigrew B. Bunn, of near town, made a rather unusual haul last week while fishing off the coast of Silver Beach, Va., with Captain Lee Smith. Mr. Bunn, using a rod and reel, landed a 65 pound Bonito fish, more generally known as a “Cole.” Fish of this type and size are scarce in the waters of the Chesapeake and Mr. Bunn is quite proud of his catch. The Bonito is a member of the mackerel family and is a good food-fish found mostly in the northern Atlantic waters. It is similar in taste to the drum. The party enjoyed good sport as fish were biting and several large ones were landed in addition to the 65-pound haul. LOCAL ROTARY CLUB ROAMING AROUND LOOSE Went To Chincoteague On Mon day; Will Eat At Log Cabin Next; Then At Methodist The ladies of the Presbyterian Church requested a holiday during August, from preparing the weekly dinner for the local Rotary club. Oth er quarters had to be sought and the first meting was held at the Channel Bass Inn, Chincoteague, Va., where the club was entertained royally by the host, Capt. John Winder. The members were offered either a chicken dinner or a seafood repast, and both were served to the queen’s taste. Twenty-nine of the thirty three Rotarians were present, several guests, and Mrs. Anna McClure, club pianist. Drummond Ayres was the speaker of the evening, but, owing to an en gagement, he had to cut his talk short and leave. He promises to finish on another date. The entire evening was thoroughly enjoyed. On next Monday evening, the club will repair to the log cabin in the Municipal Park, where a crab feast and a weiner roast will be held. The other two August meetings will prob ably be held at Salem Methodist Church, this city. THE FOLLOWING LETTER RECEIVED FROM LIEOT. KATZ The following letter was received Wednesday and is self explanatory: Headquarters Maryland State Guard sth Regiment Armory, Baltimore, Md., August 4, 1941 To Editor of Worcester Democrat, Pocomoke City, Md. Dear Sir: It is my duty to inform you of the official standing, as of this date, re garding enlistment of men in the Maryland State Guard of your city. I regret exceedingly to report that Pocomoke City, is on the bottom of the list with a record of not one en listed man. I am sure better results can be obtained by your cooperation lin this patriotic movement, by let ! ting the public know of its existence. For further information pertaining to this subject, contact your company commander, who is Captain Griffin L. Callahan. Your asistance in the matter will be appreciated to the fullest. May we be favored with a more fa vorable report at your earliest con venience, stating the people’s reac tion, if any, to this program so that necesary steps may be taken to cor rect them. Very truly yours, 2nd Lt. M. C. Katz THE LEDGER-ENTERPRISE POPULAR MAH) OF SNOW HILL BRIDE ON SAT. Miss Sarah Grace Higgins And Dr. John D. Helm Married In Presbyterian Church WILL HONEYMOON IN CANADA FOR TWO WEEKS Miss Sarah Grace Higgins, accom plished daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. Russell Higgins, of Snow Hill, Md., was married on Saturday last, August 2, to Dr. John D. Helm, Jr., son of ; Dr. and Mrs. J. D. Helm, of New Providence, Pa. The bride was given in marriage by her father, and the 1 ceremony was performed in the Ma kemie Memorial Church by the Rev. R. P. Davis, Towson, Md., assisted by the Rev. John Oldman, pastor of the Presbyterian Church, Snow Hill. Miss Lucille Collins, of Snow Hill, presided at the organ. The bride wore white mousseline i made with tight fitting bodice trim med with lace, long sleeves, full skirt ending in a short train, tulle veil over a tiara of orange blossoms. Her bou * qet was made of white rose buds, gardenias and baby’s breath. The maid of honor, Miss Mary Mar garet Eliason, of Chestertown, Md., wore a dress of orchid mousseline, 1 tight fitting bodice, full skirt, halo ; hat of net to match dress. Her bou r quet was pink rose buds, blue del phiniums, and baby’s breath. , The brides maids were Miss Mary [ Helm, New Providence, Pa., sister of i (Continued on Page 12) MSS EUNICE PEACOCK WEDS MR. WILKINSON i ___________ ' Announcement has been made of the marriage of Miss Eunice Virginia * Peacock, of Seaford, Delaware, for merly of Pocomoke, Md., to Mr. Geo. : Wilkinson, of Salisbury, Md. * The ceremony took place in Salis : bury on Saturday, July 26th at 9 P. 1 M., at the parsonage of the Grace } Methodist Church and was perform ed by Rev. Leon Ross, of that church. > Miss Peacock is the daughter of i Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Peacock, of Poco b moke, Md. Mr. Wilkinson is the son i of Mr. and Mrs. Cory Wilkinson, of - Salisbury, Md. b The bride is a graduate of Poco moke High School, class of 1940, and is now employed at the Palace Cafe, of Seaford, Del. The groom is asociated with Wood, Richardson & Co., of Salisbury, Md. The bride was attired in navy blue and white with navy accessories. The couple were accompanied by ' Mr. Garfield Wilkinson and Miss Roy ' delle Ritz, both of Salisbury. The newly wedded couple will reside | in Salisbury. Y I ’ “The Democrat” Offers l Dollar Day Price The “Worcester Democrat” will co-operate with the busi ! ness men of Pocomoke in the ’ matter of offering special bar ! gains, during the two “Dollar Days” Friday and Saturday, ! August 8 and 9, During these two days the , “Democrat” will be offered at j the price of one dollar for new subscriptions, for renewals and for arrearages in subscription. 1 This is a splendid opportunity to save money, and the “Demo , j crat” would also call the atten tion of shoppers to the large list of advertisers in the issue, showing other chances for buy- I ers to make a dollar go a long way. Merchants of this city are making special efforts to dis play real values, and the two dollar dates should be memor able dates in the commercial history in Pocomoke. J ■ AND DOLLAR DAYS IN POCOMOKE AUGUST Bth-9th Pocomoke Merchants Have Co operated In An Effort To Create A Great Saving READ ADVERTISEMENTS i OF LOCAL MERCHANTS Friday and Saturday, August Bth , and 9th are “Dollar Days” in Poco , moke. ; Pocomoke merchants have co-oper ’ ated in an effort to bring shoppers r of the Eastern Shore real savings and i they have succeeded. The values to s be found during this sale cannot be ■ surpassed. . Read the advertisements on pages l 3-4-5-6-7 and hundreds of other un l advertised bargains will be found in . these stores. Jot down the items you , need and then visit these stores dur ing dollar days. You are sure to find > what you need on sale and at a great . saving. t Look for the red and white pen r nants displayed in all official dollar . day stores. It's the one sale you can’t , afford to miss so come early and stay late. Shop and Save. Co-operating in Pocomoke’s “Dol f lar Days” and offering outstanding , bargains in various departments are: ) Coffman-Fisher Company, Callahan’s . Ladies Shop, Montgomery Ward Co., - Miller’s Store, J. J. Newberry Com pany, J. C. Penney Company, Scher’s j Store, Woolworth 5c and 10c Store, f I. H. Merrill with a special clearance sale of men’s wear, and Pocomoke City Pharmacy which offers special values in its 2nd Anniversary Sale. These advertisements will all be found | in this week’s issue. ' EAGLES SHOWING : THE WAY TO THE ; SOFT-BALLERS e - Schedule For Next Week Bids u Fair To Produce Some Real f And Exciting Contests a f There has only been two completed games played in the City Soft Ball . League since the last article appeared j in these column, namely Esso’s 5 and , Pepsi Colas 4. This was one of the best games played in the last half to [ date and the outcome was in doubt until the last man was retired. The e Pepsi Colas had the tieing run on third base, with two out and Dousha, y Esso pitcher, bore down and fanned _ the third out. On Tuesday night of this week the e Ramblers entered the win column as they defeated the Pepsi Colas, score of 8-3. Denston of the Ramblers turned in a very good mound perform k ance, only allowing the opponents four hits during the five inning game. Effective August 5, 1941, all games shall be called at 6:15 P. M. and games shall be declared forfeited if a team is not ready for play at 6:30. Remember a team must have 7 eli gible players present. Four innings shall constitute a game, but 6 will ; be played unless called by the umpire. The postponed games will be play ed as soon as possible, The postponed games are: Chain Clerks & Ramblers, which game was played on Thursday night of this week; Chiefs & Elks; Chiefs & Chain Clerks; Chiefs and Ramblers; Elks & Eagles. The schedule for the next week is i I as follows: Monday, Aug. 11, Chain 1 Clerks vs. Pepsi Colas; Tuesday, Essos vs. Chiefs; Wednesday, Elks vs. Ramblers. The standing of the clubs to date: TEAM W L PC | Eagles 3 0 1000 j Pepsi-Colas 2 2 500 Chain Clerks 11 500 Ramblers 11 500 ! Chiefs 0 1 000 | Efks 0 2 000 $1.50 SL QUIET WEDDING ON FRIDAY MORNING, AUG. 1 A quiet wedding was solemnized Friday morning, August Ist, at ten o’clock when Miss Maude Reese Mar iner, daughter of Mrs. Clinton Mar riner and the late Mr. Marriner, of this city, became the bride of Mr. Alger Parks, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Parks, also of this city. The ceremony was performed in the Baptist Parsonage by the pastor, Rev. J. A. Ditto. The only attendants were Miss Florence Henderson, and the bride’s brother, Mr. Thomas Mar riner. Immediately after the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. Parks left for a brief stay at Ocean City and a honeymoon north. They will be at home to their i* friends at 901 Second Street, this I city, after August 4th. • Mr. Parks holds a position with > the Home Beneficial Life Insurance Company. I > - GOVERNOR O’CONOR i AND MRS. O’CONOR ! AT OCEAN CITY b Have Accepted Invitation To At r tend Annual Summer Wo man’s Conference, Sunday Governor and Mrs. O’Conor have 3 accepted an invitation to, and will at , tend the annual summer conference of - the Eastern Shore Division of the 3 United Democratic Women’s Club, of , Maryland, to be held Sunday, Aug. 10 j at the George Washington Hotel, b Ocean City, Md. 1 Miss Virginia Rishel, Member of . National Headquarters Staff and Edi -1 tor of Democratic Digest will be preent and speak on policies and work of Woman’s division. Mrs. T. Alan Goldsborough, Jr., also of Democratic National Headquarters and a member of the staff of the Literary Digest will accompany Miss Rishel. Women’s part in the National De i fense will be the theme of the con | ference. Mrs. Mayme A. Collins, of " Crisfield, president of the Eastern Shore Division and former member of 3 the Legislature from Somerset Coun ty, will preside. Other speakers will be State Sen ator Arthur Brice, President of the State Senate; former Gov. Emerson I C. Harrington, Howard Bruce, for -1 mer State Senator Mary E. Risteau; i and Mrs. Vesta M. Carey, member of i the House of Delegates from Balti e more City. ! LOCAL ELKS IN j ATTENDANCE AT ASSOCIATION l ■ ■■■ * John E. Lynch, Of Washington, D. C., Was Chosen President Of This District Section l I Dr. F. W. Wilson, B. Cohen, John L Fox, James P. Blaine, Frank Farlow, Samuel Pressner, Ford Hitchens, and | Chris Kallagis are among those who , attended the 4-day district session I of the Maryland, Delaware, and Dis trict of Columbia, which began Sun j day at Salisbury and ended on Wed ! nesday, with a grand parade and ball, j John E. Lynch, of Washington, was elected president of the Association 1 on Tuesday, succeeding C. Ray Hare, of Salisbury. More than 600 delegates, meeting since Sunday gave over the greater part of Tuesday’s session to consid -1 eration of business. Prominent among guests at the af ternoon proceedings was Maryland’s District Attorney, William C. Walsh, who told members they could serve their country patriotically by “preach ing cooperation with the Government during the present crisis.” Other officers named were: John L. Miller, Frederick, first vice -1 president; Frank Keene, Frostburg, second vice-president; Harry N. Wil (Continued On Page 6) NEWS AND PICTURE SERVICE VOLUME 61 NO. 31 3RDCORPSAREA HEADQUARTERS ANNOUNCEPLAN For Giving Certain Jobs Now Held By Soldiers To Civilian Employees In Command ECONOMIC ADVANTAGE SEEN IN THIS PLAN In line with the plan of the War Department throughout the country, Third Corps Area Headquarters has announced a plan for giving certain jobs now held by soldiers in the Corps Area Service Command to civilian employees. The soldiers released may be assigned to combat units or to act as instructors in the expanding army. This is another step toward increasing efficiency throughout the Service. An appropriation for this purpose was passed by Congress in the amount of $43,940,000 for the country as a whole. The present allotment to the Third Corps Area from this fund to tals approximately $2,500,000. Fort Belvoir, Carlisle Barracks, Fort Eustis, Indiantown Gap Military Reservation, Camp Lee, Fort Meade, and Fort Monroe will receive the lar gest proportion of this allotment. In addition to the allotment to the Third Corps Area, the exempted stations such as Langley Field, Aberdeen Proving Ground and Edgewood Arse nal will receive similar allotments. It is expected that within the corps area approximately 3,500 soldiers will be replaced by civilians and that this will be in full operation by Sep (Continued on Page 12) COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT’S AUGUST CLINICS County Association’s Birth Con-- trol Clinic To Be Held In Berlin On August 20 The Worcester County Health De partment has arranged the following schedule of clinics for the month of August: Friday, August 8, Venereal Disease Clinic, Berlin, 7 P. M.; Saturday, Aug. 9, Nurses’ Conferences, Pocomoke. Monday, Aug., 11, Tuberculosis Clin ic, Snow Hill, 9:30 A. M.; Tuesday, Aug. 12, Child Hygiene Clinic, col ored, Pocomoke 9:30 A. M.; Venereal Disease Clinic, Pocomoke, 7 P. M.; Wednesday, Aug. 13, Maternal and Child Hygiene Clinic, colored, Snow Hill, 1:30 P. M. (consultant); Vener eal Disease Clinic, Pocomoke, 7 P. M. Thursday, Aug. 14, Venereal Disease Clinic, Snow Hill, 7:30 P. M.; Friday, Aug. 15, Venereal Disease Clinic, Ber lin, 7 P. M.; Saturday, Aug. 16, Nurses’ Conferences, Pocomoke. Tuesday, Aug. 19, Maternal and Child Hygiene Clinic, white, Snow Hill, 1:30 P. M.; Venereal Disease Clinic, Pocomoke, 7 P. M.; Wednes day, Aug. 20, Child Hygiene Clinic, colored, Berlin, I P. M.; Venereal Disease Clinic, Pocomoke, 7 P. M.; Thursday, Aug. 21, Venereal Disease Clinic, Snow Hill, 7:30 P. M.; Fri day, Aug. 22, Prenatal Clinic, all day, colored, Berlin, 10:30 A. M.; Vener eal Disease Clinic, Berlin, 7 P. M.; Saturday, Aug. 23, Nurses’ Confer ences, Pocomoke. Tuesday, Aug. 26, Maternal and Child Hygiene Clinic, white, Berlin, 1 P. M.; Venereal Disease Clinic, Po comoke, 7 P. M.; Wednesday, Aug. 27, Maternal and Child Hygiene Clin ic, white, Pocomoke, 1 P. M.; (Pe diatric Consultant; Venereal Disease Clinic, Pocomoke, 7 P. M.; Thursday, Aug. 28, Venereal Disease Clinic, Snow Hill, 7:30 P. M.; Friday, Aug. 29, Venereal Disease Clinic, Berlin, 7 P. M.; Saturday, Aug. 30, Nurses’ Conferences, Pocomoke. Worcester County Public Health Association Birth Control Clinic will be held in Berlin on August 29th.