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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
Started On July 7 To See The
Sights In Pennsylvania, Dela
ware And Maryland
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
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)
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.
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
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
The party enjoyed good sport as
fish were biting and several large
ones were landed in addition to the
65-pound haul.
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
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 was received
Wednesday and is self explanatory:
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
Miss Sarah Grace Higgins And
Dr. John D. Helm Married
In Presbyterian Church
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)
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.
’ “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 ■
AUGUST Bth-9th
Pocomoke Merchants Have Co
operated In An Effort To
Create A Great Saving
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.
- Schedule For Next Week Bids
u Fair To Produce Some Real
f And Exciting Contests
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:
| 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
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
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
> -
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.
l ■ ■■■
* John E. Lynch, Of Washington,
D. C., Was Chosen President
Of This District Section
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)
VOLUME 61 NO. 31
For Giving Certain Jobs Now
Held By Soldiers To Civilian
Employees In Command
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 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
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.

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