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A DEMOCRATIC NEWSPAPER WORCESTER DEMOCRAT SST. 1898 THE LEDGER-ENTERPRISE EBT 1880 “Chirps”^ from the Democrat’s Pen Well, Sir, I believe I remarked once before in this column that it is said, “The Lord takes care of babies and drunks.” I’m not exactly a baby, and I don’t get drunk often enough so’s one could note it, but, this morning, I wasn’t feeling as “toppy” as usual —may be due to the crabs I ate last night down at Winter Quarters. I didn’t feel very much like writing, specially trying to write in a humor ous vein, • So, whether lam a baby, or wheth er I’m a drunk, here comes Providence along in the shape of John Borum’s good newspaper he published down in Accomac, and I’m taken care of, whether or no. I’m going to let him pinch hit for me and, I’ll leave it to the public if he hasn’t made a three bagger, where the best I could have done would probably have been a Texas-Leaguer. Seems as if the Old Dominion has adopted daylight saving time. The people down in Accomac appear to be all “het up” about it, and this is the way “The News” tackles the situa tion: With Daylight Saving Time (1 hour earlier) being proclaimed by Governor Price and half the busi nesses adopting it and the other half wondering whether they should or not, the Eastern Shore citizen will probably soon find himself in a quandary. “While part of the folks are go ing to bed the other half will be get ting up,” said one observer this week. “Now supose you are on E. S. T. Monday,” he continued, “and you get off work at 6:00; you eat and dress between 6:00 and 7:30, but the movies start at 8:00 D. S. T. and already you’re half an hour late. “Or on the other hand if you quit at 6:00 D. S. T. and the movies start at 8.00 E. S. T.; in three hours you’d probably get disgusted wait ing and wouldn’t want to go any way. “Then just imagine going to church at 9:00 o’clock, when we have trouble enough getting there at 10:00 as it is. But if the preach er will go on D. S. T. and let us out at 11:00 E. S. T. that would make our Sunday afternoons an hour longer. “And the softball games starting an hour earlier would have to play in the twilight, so they’ll probably split the difference and mess every body up. “And just think if you were on E. S. T. and decided to call Joe Jenks who was on D. S. T. and it was 11.00 E. S. T.; Joe would probably reach for the phone and cuss something like this, !!*&%!” so and so, what the Blankety blank do you mean calling me up at midnight. “Consider the plight of a poor citizen who might transact business at 11.30 p. m. Couldn’t the lawyers go to town on that; arguing wheth er or not the business took place the day it was dated, the day before it was dated, or the day after it was dated. They’d probably wind up proving that there wasn’t any day anyway. “And there’s the barnyard Cock! How are the farmers going to set him so he’ll be able to tell Junior when to get up and dash into town to be there on time to go to work. And the Farmer himself will have to milk the cows an hour earlier if he wants to be down to Accomac when Court convenes at 9.00 in stead of 10.00 E. S. T. “Can’t you imagine receiving a pretty engraved invitation to a wedding and right down in the cor ner “All time referred to during ceremony will be computed as D. S. T. following ceremony details will revert to old time.” “Or aunt Mamie inviting us out to Sunday dinner and saying, “Now children you’d better come at 1.00 D. S. T. as I like to have my meals sharp at 12.00.” “And then you might plan a fish ing trip and just casually state we’ll meet down at the dock at 10.00 and then half the party would arrive at 9:00 E. S. T. while the other half might arrive at 10.00 L>. S. T, “Those fellows who are sparking better be on their p’s and q’s to be (Continued on Page 12) LOCAL SCOUT IS AWARDED HIGHEST HONOR Ames Byrd Corbin Receives Honor Recognition At Fa mous Camp Rodney FIRST RECIPIENT OF HONOR IN TROOP HISTORY For years, in fact ever since Camp Rodney has been opened, the boys from Pocomoke City have tried hard to be nominated for the Honor Recog nition for General Camp Spirit, All- Rodney and have failed to secure the honor/ This is not due to the Scouts, as the Pocomoke troop has sent Eagles, Lifes, Stars, First Class, Second Class and Tenderfoot Scouts. Up to this year, none of these scouts was ever nominated. This year, a young scout, only Sec ond Class, made his way to camp. He came home with the highest award which can be given at any Boy Scout Camp. This boy was Ames Byrd Corbin. The honor recognition that he was a warded is obtained without any course to be followed, no quantitative amount of work to be done. No boy can know specificially how or just when he might receive an honor, as the camp staff itself cannot know except thru active observation. Boys should know that only through a fine spirit of participation, a genuine desire for improvement in sportsmanship and increased initiative, can Honor Recog nition come his way. Nominations for Honor Recogni tions are made only by Directors of Activities and, in some cases, by the Directors of the individual camp. Besides the one recognition for General Camp Spirit, many other hon ors were given to the Pocomoke boys. These awards are approved by the camp staff and given to the boys for their interest, improvement, spirit and achievement in each of the more im portant camp activities, some of which are: Camp Cleanliness, Swimming, Camp Improvement, Scouting, Boat ing, and Camp Craft and Camping. Appropriate certificates serving as the symbols of the Honor Recognition were presented to all the boys at a ceremonial campfire on the last night of the period. SENATOR TYDINGS TO BROADCAST OVER WBAL The following telegram was receiv ed on Thursday from U. S. Senator Millard E. Tydings: Having accepted the kind invitation of the radio station commencing Fri day night next, at nine P. M., I will speak weekly over Station WBAL, Baltimore to the people of Maryland giving them an intimate account of the happenings here in the nation’s capital and comments on world events. DRESS COMPANY TO ESTABLISH A PLANT HERE WiU Employ Forty To Fifty People To Manufacture Garments According to the best information obtainable, the second floor of the old fire engine house, will be utilized in the near future as a sewing room. Mr. M. Bogash, president and gen eral manager of the Princess Anne Dress Company, will soon begin the manufacture of garments at the above location. The partition which cut off the kitchen, in the times when it was used as a room for dinners, has been removed, and work in installing the machinery is expected to start on Monday next. This plant will employ from 10 to 60 people at the start, with prospects for increase as the business gets go ing. All such enterprises should have the encouragement and hacking they require from local influence to make them successful. There is no reason for doubting they will get it. C c THE COPY LOCAL ROTARY CLUB DINES IN PICNIC STYLE The local Rotary Club met in reg ular picnic style on Monday evening, feasting on crabs, pickles, crackers, hot dogs, soft drinks and the rest. The site was under the trees at Winter Quarter, where is located the attractive log cabin and the golf course in the Municipal Park. There was a good attendance and everybody had a good time. The riverside development is one Pocomoke City should really be proud of. The cabin is commodious and is a splendid specimen of the carpenter’s handiwork. Its place on the river shore, with trees in its “front yard” and all other yards, makes a scene hard to beat, and few towns have such an opportunity to make for themsel ves such a convenient and all-suffi cient community centre. The resi dents of this city should give it un stinted support. WOMEN KILLED ON HIGHWAY BY HIT-RUN DRIVER Both Were Residents Of Ocean City. Were Walking On Road When Struck SELBYVILLE MAN LATER GIVES HIMSELF UP Two women, Mrs. Amelia Parsons, and Mrs. Lilly B. Truitt, the former 65 years of age, the latter 55, both of Ocean City, Md., were killed on the Ocean City-Berlin highway by a hit and-run driver, last week end, Satur day night. Since then, it is reported that Roland C. Scott, of Selbyville, Delaware, has identified himself as the driver of the car that Struck the two women. At this writing, no hearing of Scott had been held. The week-end was rather prolific in fatalities, thirteen lives having been sacrificed; two, by drowning and the others by motor-vehicle acci dents. , The list of the deaths, throughout the State is as follows: George Richard Gohlinghorst, 63, of English Consul, Md. Edgar Mohlman, 26, Hyde Park, Back River, Md. Leroy Brown, 23, Westminster, Md. Miss L&Rue Whitehurst, 19, West minster. Mrs. Amelia L. Parsons, 65, Ocean City, Md. Mrs. Lilly Baden Truitt, 55, Ocean City. Rodney Costello, Jr., 17, Gaithers burg, Md. William Ellis Leibig, 28, Newmans town, Pa. Edward Foss, 59, 3000 block Vine yard Lane. John Stakes, 19, Washington. Mattie Quickly, 47, Negro, 1300 block McElderry street. Henry Quickly, 5, Negro, his grand son. An unidentified man, about 50, kill ed on the Philadelphia road. Among these, Costello was a well known Gaithersburg sandlot baseball player and high school athlete, drown ed in the Potomac river near Seneca, Md., when the canoe in which he and ! Clifford Howard, Jr., were riding up set in midstream. Howard told police that Costello became panicky and, al though assisted to the canoe several times, slipped from Howard’s grasp and disappeared. The accident in which the Quickleys were injured occurred three miles north of Centreville, Md. MR. BELCO BEUTZ i WEDS IN BALTIMORE ! Announcement has been made of the marriage of Miss Mary Stewart • Lewis, daughter of Mrs. George H. i Lewis, to Mr. Walter Bclco Belitz, • Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter B. i Belitz of Baltimore. The ceremony took place in that • city Friday, August eighth. The groom has a number of friends ■ in Pocomoke having visited here on ' one or two occasions. He is the bro • ther of Miss Blanche Y. Belitz, a mem • her of the faculty of the Towson Higli i School and a former teacher in the Pocomoke High School. AND THE LEDGER-ENTERPRISE POCOMOKE CITY. MD., FRIDAY, AUGUST 15, 1941 ATTORNEY IS ENDORSED FOR STATE OFFICE ! R. W. McCullough Enters Race For Leadership Dept. Of Md. American Legion IS PAST COMMANDER POST 3, HYATTSVILLE I . Robert W. McCullough, Prince 1 Georges County attorney, will enter i the race for leadership of the Ameri i can Legion, Department of Maryland, i . The election will be held Saturday : , morning, August 16th at the Emerson ■kJ Hotel, the last day of the Department 1 convention. Snyder-Farmer Post No. 3, of Hy attsville, of which McCullough is a I Past Commander, endorsed him for the State office, and now he is con | sidered one of the strongest candi , dates in the field. McCullough was ' Commander of Snyder-Farmer Post in 1929, during which year his Post , enjoyed the largest membership in its ' history. • He has served as Judge Advocate . of the State Legion group, has served on the executive committee, and has - served as President of the Exchange Club, the Optimist Club and other dv ? ic organizations. He was born in Cecil County, Mary , land, near Elkton in 1898; moved to Havre de Grace from Northeast, about . 1904; graduated from the Havre de ■ Grace high school in 1916; graduated (Continued on Page 6) ‘ WEEK STANDING OF SOFT BALL LEAGUE HERE Ramblers Are Tied With The ) Essos By Virtue Of Two Recent Victories This week standing of the City Soft Ball League finds the Ramblers . tied with the Essos, by virtue of two I victories since the last issue, while . the Essos were suffering their first t defeat of the season in the league. 1 Thursday night of last week the - Ramblers defeated the Chain Clerks s in a thrilling game by the score of - 10-5. 1 On Monday night of this week the * Pepsi Colas took the Chain Clerks in to camp for their second straight de -3 feat by a score of 7-5. 5 Tuesday night saw the first defeat of the Essos as stated above by the Chiefs, score 14-2. This was one of the greatest upsets of the last half of the season to date and the Essos have had smooth sailing since the J start of the season but the Chiefs (Continued on Page 4) t ; A CORRECTION t In naming the speaker at the Rotary meeting, held in Chinco -8 tongue, Va., on Monday, August ,i 4, the “Democrat” published it us “Drummond Ayres”, when it r should have been “Ames Drum- I) mond.” The “Democrat” regrets e the error. MISS M. CULLEN 1 TO WED DR. NED CAREY FAHSI ] Ceremony At Bride’s Home This j Afternoon At Four O’clock. Rev. Stewart Officiating ] WILL MAKE THEIR HOME IN ANNAPOLIS, MD. J i The marriage of Miss Margaret ; Elizabeth Cullen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Winter Calvert Cullen, of Poco moke City, to Ned Carey Fahs, son of Mrs. Frank O. Fahs and the late Mr. Fahs, of Fullerton, California, will j take place at four o’clock, this after- , noon at the home of the bride’s par- ; ents. The Rev. Robert Barr Stew- ; art, minister of the Presbyterian Church will perform the ceremony. The bride, who will be given in marriage by her brother, Winter Cal- ■ vert Cullen, Jr., will wear a gown of white embosssed mousseline de soie. Her veil of tulle falls from a coronet of orange blossoms and her bouquet is gardenias. Miss Mary Elizabeth Cullen, niece of the bride will be flowers girl and Master Winter Calvert Cullen 111, nephew of the bride, ring bearer. En sign Howard R. Brandon, U. S. N. R., will act as best man. After a wedding trip, the couple will reside at 20 Dean Street, Annap olis. The bride is a graduate of the Col lege of William and Mary in Williams burg, Va., and is a member of the An napolis High School faculity. The groom holds the doctorate in romance language from the University of Cali fornia and is an instructor at the U. S. Naval Academy. Members of the immediate family and a few intimate friends of the bride and groom will be present at the wedding. Out of town guests will include: Mrs. Frank O. Fahs, Ensign and Mrs. Howard R. Brandon, Mrs. Edward F. Lathrop, Jr., Mrs. Charles L. Johnson and Mr. Charles W. Mix er, of Annapolis, Md.; Mrs. Paul P. Blackburn and Mrs. William Wagner, of *New York; Mrs. Charles K. Zug, Mr. Thomas Veasey Zug, and Mr. and Mrs. Richard Veasey Zug, of Phila delphia; Mr. and Mrs. Veasey B. Cul len, of Buffalo; Mr. and Mrs. John L. Fahs and Miss Eleanor Cullen, of Wil mington; Mr. and Mrs. Harry E. P&rkhurst and Mr. George Parkhurst of Baltimore. 4-H MEMBERS TO VISIT POINTS OF CAMP INTEREST Camp To Be Held During Week Of August Eighteenth At Pleasant Valley, Md. Visits to soil conservation demon strations, a fish hatchery, the Wash ington. monument on South Mountain, Fort Frederick fire observation tower, on Town Hill, and a coal mine in Alle gany county, are among the things that will be enjoyed by 4-H club mem bers who are selected as delegates to the Maryland 4-H Club conservation Camp. This camp will be held during the week of August 18 at the Pleasant Valley site in Garrett county, and will be under the direction of Mylo S. Downey, assistant boys’ club agent. Counties will be alocated a number of delegates, dependent upon the vol ume of 4-H club conservation work conducted. The group will assemble in Frederick on August 18 and contin ue to the camp the next day, visiting points of interest along the way. j Special bus transportation has been arranged for carrying delegates from all counties to the camp. The program for the week will in clude discussions, demonstrations and (Continued on Page 4) Mrs. Preston Marshall is a patient in the Peninsula General Hospital in Salisbury where she underwent an op eration for appendicitis Thursday of last week. She is getting along nice ly and hopes to return to her home here soon. NEWS AND PICTURE SERVICR $1.50 ™ A - h NEW BUSINESS VENTURE FOR POCOMOKE CITY Altho’ no representative of the “Democrat” has been able to contact those who may put across the new business venture, still from very re liable sources it is learned that Poco moke City is to have a new packing house. It is rather well established that Mr. J. H. Dulany, of Florida, and Delaware, has purchased of Mr. Ed ward Landing a plot of ground, con sisting of 10 to 12 acres, located near the old Fair grounds. On this he will erect a large two-story building about 300 feet long and 100 feet wide. The intention is to do all-around fruit and vegetable packing work and, it is said, from 150 to 200 people will I find employment. This is welcome news to this community, and there is oceans of room for any industry that might come into this territory. It is hoped more may soon follow. MISS C.HOUSTON SUBMITS REPORT CO. WELFARE During 1940 And 1941, The Board Distributed Supplies Valued At $7,412.56 SEWING ROOMS GAVE EM PLOYMENT AND CLOTHES The following report was prepared and submitted by Miss Cecilia P. Houston, Executive Secretary: During twelve months in 1940 and ’4l the Worcester County Welfare Board distributed clothing and bed ding valued at $7,412.56 to needy families in the county. This was in addition to cash grants for clothing. These articles were made in the WPA Training Centers or Sewing Rooms in Worcester County, the pro ject having been sponsored locally by the Board of County Commissioners, Charles L. Mason, President. August and September are impor tant months in clothing distribution, as at that time the County Welfare Board endeavors to outfit needy chil dren for school. This is shown in last September’s distribution which amounted to a value of $1,732.40, while May, 1941, required garments to the value of only $87.85. The Sewing Rooms in Worcester County were closed on June 30, 1941, and the remaining materials will be made up in the Wicomico County WPA Sewing Room. The finished garments will be brought to Snow Hill to be received and distributed by the Worcester County Welfare Board. The Sewing Room project not only supplied needed clothing to the coun ty; it gave employment to a number of women who otherwise would have had no source of revenue to meet their needs. It is understood that there is little or no prospect of re-opening the project unless it can be done with one central Training Center as in other counties, or with an increased quota of workers by the Works Pro ject Administration. Since there are no defense indus tries in Worcester County in which the suspended Sewing Room workers may secure employment, it is to be hoped that the quota for women work ers may be increased soon for Worces ter County. QUINTON HOMEMAKERS CLUB HOLDS PICNIC The Quinton Homemakers Club held its annual picnic at Public Landing i August 6th. Quite a number were present, be ; tween 45 or 50, including members and guests. The ladies displayed their good cooking by the following menu: Fried i chicken, crab cakes, home-made rolls, deviled eggs, potato salad, baked beans, sandwiches and delicious home made cakes. Mrs. Thomas Long, the president, announced that the September meet ing would be with Mi's. Marion Dun can, with Mrs. Clarence Duncan, joint | hostess. VOLUME 61 NO. 32 BRITISH WAR RELIEF BALL AUGUST 29 Miss Lena H. Riggin Is General Chairman For Worcester County MRS. UPSHUR STEVENSON HEADS POCOMOKE COM. A nationally known 14-piece or chestra with a baritone singer, and a nationally known radio announcer will provide music and entertainment at '.the British War Relief Ball in Ocean City on August 29th. Sponsored by the British War Re lief Society of Maryland, the Ball is being directed by a countywide committee of 146 citizens, general chairman of which is Miss Lena H. Riggin of Snow Hill. Countywide chairman appointed with Miss Riggin are as follows: Publicity chairman, Mr. C. L. Vincent; Program chairman, Mrs. William J. Pilchard; Ticket chairman, Mrs. Joseph E. Brimer, and chairman of Patrons and Patronesses, Mrs. Kathryn Corddry. Every dollar derived from the sale of admission tickets to the Ball will be donated for British War Relief purposes. Expenses incurred in hold ing the Ball will be borne through the publication of a beautifully illu strated advertising and dance souve nir program. The committee appointed from Po comoke City is as follows: Mrs. Upshur Stevenson, Chairman;, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. L. Mason, Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Robertson, Miss Alice Young, Mrs. Earle Merrill, Mrs. Phil i ip Creath, Mrs. William Holt, Mrs. ( Raymond Dixon, Mrs. William Bunt ing, Mrs. Cassell Hall, Mrs. Roger W. Lankford, Mrs. Bates Hancock, Mrs. Verlin Krabil, Mrs. Grady Powell, (Continued on Page 6) FLORICK-JUSTIS NUPTL4LS TOOK PLACE AUGUST Z: _______ Mr. and Mrs. I. N. Justis of this city, have announced the marriage of > their daughter, Miss Mary Grace Jus ! tis, to Mr. John Florick, son of Mrs. ■ John Florick and the late Mr. Florick, i of Hockessin, Del., which took place - i Saturday, August 2, at the bride'**. , home. The Rev. G. E. Leister, pastor • i of Bethany Methodist church, this .; city, officiated. y Miss Gladys Farrel, of Wilmington,- , Del., and Mr. Alfred Florick, of Hoc s kessin, attended the couple. After a wedding trip through the [ north, Mr. and Mrs. Florick will live r near Hockesessin, Del. FIRE DESTROYS HOME NEAR TOWN TUESDAY NIGHT | Occupants Away From Home Only A Short Time Lose Clothing And Furniture A large tenant house, owned by Miss Calvine Howerton and a part of Cellar House Farm, was completely destroyed by fire Tuesday night about 9 o’clock. The blaze was first dis covered by the occupants of Cellar House who immediately investigated and sent in the alarm. The Pocomoke* Fire Company re sponded promptly but the flapies had gained too much headway to save the building and this, together with the contents, was completely destroyed. They, however, succeeded in saving all the outbuildings and stock. The household furniture and clothing were a complete loss. The origin of the fire is unknown. Mr. and Mrs. Otho Sturgis and fam ily, who occupied the house, were a way from home when the fire origina ted, two of the occupants having left onlyy about half an hour before the fire was discovered. Had it occur red at a later hour, after the. family had retired, it might have resulted in loss of life as the entire building was in ruins in about a half hour after the alarm was sent in. The building was partly covered by insurance.