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I* WORCESTER DEMOCRAT A DEMOCRATIC NEWSPAPER WORCESTER DEMOCRA T EST. 1898 THE LEDGER-ENTERPRISE EBT 1880 “Chirps”#-^ from the Democrat’s Pen Well, Sir, Old Jo Serra—another of my friends in need; I’d like John Bor um to meet him-every once in a while gets home a real solar plexus, and then I am helped out when Chirps ma terial is “sorta skase”. Jo gets off the following as his latest brain storm: Before the old Roman Empire blew up back yonder around 2000 years ago, things were something like they are now, here. Taxes were sky-high divorce was easy as shootin’ fish—pleasure came first—spending for swords and chariots soared—religion was half hearted. I been gassin’ about it with Henry—he is my neighbor. He says “Jo, instead of standing around with your mouth open taking in all the new theories coming over the radio or reading 2-columns of hysterical reporters, you better sharpen a coupla pencils and start writing your U. S. A. senators and U. S. A. congressmen. Tell ’em where to start pruning expenses. Tell ’em to sweep out the Govt, psy chologists and economic experi menters. Tell ’em to send home their son-in-law and all their other relatives. Anyway, send home all who are getting 2 thousand or up wards, per year. That would just a bout empty half the buildings. Tell ’em to sell the surplus furniture, including the 600 thousand swivel chairs. That might help start the ball rolling,” he says. Henry is not so handsome, but brother, he ijfure is no green pea. Now, Jo has, in away, stolen my thunder—not exactly from this col umn, but it has been running in my mind, for a long time, to write an editorial comparing the situation in theße good old States, to the time when, the Roman iSenate sat with all their ancient dignity as the “Barbari ans’ swarmed into the Eternal City, sacking and burning as they went. But, I reckon I haven’t a very re tentive mind; for what I said had been running therein, must have kept on running before I had a chance to get a firm hold on it, so it has never got ten a firm abiding-place in my old think tank. Now, when Jo begins to talk about the circumstances that brought about the fall of the once Mistress of the civilized world, there are some names that should stand out very forcibly. The Huns, Goths, Visigoths, Vandals, and, prior to these, the Saxons—a tribe which defied the conquering power of Rome; and with these, such names as Alaric, Attila, Odoacer, with all their host of inferior hench men, —these should appear vividly be fore his mind. It is true the Romans called all who were not of the Empire—barbarians. But the invaders of Rome were more than barbarians in name; they re vealed all the instincts of untamed human organisms. They burned, pil loyed, ravaged estates as well as the Italian women; killed, tortured, en slaved, and multilated the men-folk; they revelled in the riches piled up by the Roman aristocracy, and had no pity on the treasures of art and sci ence, accumulated by a taxation which destroyed all the liberty of the middle (Continued on Page 8) POCOMOKE WINS IN A SUIT FOR RE-ASSESSMENT According to information received by Godfrey Child, Esq., attorney to the local City Council, the State Tax Commission has allowed an addition of nearly $11),000 to the assessment laid on the property of the Maryland Light and Power Company in Poco nioke City. This action is the result of an ap peal to the Commission by the city officials, who asked that the assess ment on the company’s property be placed at $98,500, an amount formerly set by a Pocomoke assessor; instead, the raise brought the figures up to $76,837. At a public hearing before the Tax Commission on May 28, city officials said they had appealed to the County Commissioners on several occasions to revise their assessment against the power firm, but that no action had been taken by the county. City officials testified at the hearing there had been no appreciable de crease in the value of the company’s property in Pocomoke City to justify the reduction in assessment. Sc THK 'J'-’ COPY MUNICIPAL PARK TO OPEN WEDNESDAY NEXT, WITH EXHIBITION GAME OF GOLF Professionals Will Show The Public How To Play The Old Scottish Game. Small Charge To Those Who Are Mere Spectators COURSE IS WIDELY PRAISED FOR ITS POTENTIAL BEAUTY The Winter Quarters Country Club will be opened for the playing of golf next Wednesday, August 27, 2:00 P. M., when an exhibition match will be played. The Winter Quarters Country Club, will be opened for the playing of golf next Wednesday, August 27, 2:00 P. M., when an exhibition match will be played. The exhibition match will be a foursome—Ed Kierney, former “pro” of the James River Country Club, Newport News, Virginia., Jimmy Ar macost, former “pro” of the Wood holme Country Club, Baltimore, Mary land, Harrison Dye, Temperanceville, Virginia, former title holder, Acco mack Country Club, Accomac, Vir ginia, and Pete Walters, our local amateur of the Winter Quarters Country Club. There will be an admission charge of 26c for spectators who would like to follow the match around the course. Those wishing to play golf on the Winter Quarters course on the 27th, will be charged 60c green fee, plus caddy fee. The club house will be open that day and sandwiches aqd toft drinks may be purchased. The fairways, tees, and greens, while not in perfect condition, are playable at the present time, and are expected to be in good shape for the opening game next Wednesday. According to opinions expressed by those thoroughly familiar with the game and who have seen and played many courses throughout the eastern section of the United States, the Win ter Quarters Golf Course will become one of the most beautiful and inter esting courses in this section of the (Continued on Page 8) CLUB HOUSE AT THE WINTER QUARTERS GOLF COURSE POCOMOKE CITY, MD., FRIDAY, AUGUST 22, 1941 0 ; ROUND C. SCOTT PLEADS GUILTY AT TRIAL THURS. Prison Sentence Suspended Up on Payment Of S4OO Fine 1 And Costs 1 ‘ ’ The trial of Roland C. Scott, 18, of Selbyville, Del., took place yester- | day (Thursday) morning in Ocean City, Md., at 11 o’clock, before Magis • trate J. Edward White. ! Young Scott was charged with vio ’ lation of the Maryland motor vehicle 1 laws arising from the death of two ! Ocean City women on August 9. Judge White said Scott was charged 1 1 only “with failing to stop after an accident in which a person has been 1 1 fatally injured.” ! Young Scott, son of Roland F. I' ! Scott, merchant of Selbyville, Del.,! ! has been at liberty under bond of SSOO since August 10, when he gave 1 ' himself up to State Police Corporal 1 ! Newton J. W. Lloyd and confessed, ' the officer said, to having been the 1 1 unknown driver of an automobile which struck and fatally injured two : ? pedestrians on the Ocean City-Berlin 1 ‘ highway the night before. ! Scott confessed he drove away (Continued on Page 6) AND THE LEDGER-ENTERPRISE N. MRS. MILES T. TULL Mrs. Tull will be remembered by her majiy friends as Miss Kathryn Barnes, formerly of this city. PREPARATIONS NOW IN PROGRESS FOR THE BALL Four nationally known radio and stage artists, augmented by the well known “N” Orchestra directed by i George Weber, of Baltimore, will pro vide high class entertainment and music during the Worcester County British War Relief Benefit Ball, to be held in the Ocean City Pier ball room on Friday evening, August 29. Tickets to the Ball are today being disposed of throughout this county and the lower Eastern Shore, in addi tion to those being sold in Baltimore City. National, State and County digni taries together with the Maryland Committee of the British War Relief Society, Inc., will attend the Worces ter County Ball at Ocean City on Au gust 29th. WHEAT CROP INSURANCE ! FOR WORCESTER COUNTY i The U. S. Department of Agricul ture, Agricultural Adjustment Admin istration, upon the approval Of the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation, has made available Wheat Crop In surance to the Worcester County farmers whereby they are insured a gainst drought, insects, hail, fire, ' flood, wind and other natural enemies of wheat. Wheat crop insurance assures the farmer of a gross income covering 75':; of the normal yield of wheat planted, at a premium of one-half bu shel of wheat per acre planted. The premium is deductable from the A.A.A. conservation payments. August 30th is the last date that l insurance can be written. Farmers interested should contact the County I Agent’s office on or before this date. $1.50 v’k" MILES T. TULL, SECRETARY OF STATE, LOSES LIFE BY DROWNING, SUNDAY LAST * Was On A Pleasure Trip When He Was Dragged From The Boat While Attempting To Draw Bucket Of Watey. Body Found Tues. WAS ONLY TWENTY-SIX YEARS OF AGE WHEN APPOINTED People, not only of this community, but of the whole State learned with deep regret that Hon. Miles Tawes Tull, the 26-year old Maryland Secretary of State, had lost his life by drowning in the lower waters of the Pocomoke River. SENATOR TYDINGS TO TALK WEEKLY OVER THE RADIO Time Of Broadcasting Will Be At 9 O’Clock On Friday Even ing To Maryland People Senator Tydings will talk weekly at 9 o’clock on Friday evenings to the people of Maryland on happenings in the world and particularly those in Washington. These talks will be on radio station WBAL, Baltimore. Senator Tydings says: “With war in both Europe and Af rica on the one hand and Asia on the other and with the United States aid ing the nations opposing the Axis powers with all help short of war, I feel that each week. I can bring to the people of Maryland much infor mation to supplement the general press reports and which will give them a more intimate view of what is taking place. I received many let ters concerning my first talk last week from radio listeners in Mary land. Generally they have urged me to continue these talks so that they (Continued on Page 6) NEWS AND PICTURE SERVICM VOLUME 61 NO. 33 O People, not only of this community, | but of the whole State learned with deep regret that Hon. Miles Tawes Tull, the 26-year-old Maryland Sec retary of State, had lost his life by drowning in the lower waters of the | Pocomoke River. I Residents of Pocomoke were special ly regretful since, only recently had Mr. Tull taken for a wife, Miss Kath ( ryn Barnes, a native of Pocomoke, but lately removed with her parents to Crisfield. She has the sympathy of many friends here in her bereave ment, t Mr. Tull, according to accounts of ( the tragedy, was cruising in the Po i comoke River on a pleasurable fish t ing trip. With him were Mrs. Tull; Mr. Tull’s brother, H. Parker Tull, t Jr., and his wife; Mr. Paul Maddrix , and his wife; Mr. Henry Ennis and his wife; Mr. and Mrs. Garland Ennis; Mr. and Mrs. William Tilghman, and three other couples, all of Somerset ' County. The boat was owned by Mr. Paul Maddrix, of Marion Station. * As related by those in the boat, 1 the unfortunate man was dragged 5 from the boat as he attempted to filil. * a bucket with water. Not much con-r --1 cern was felt, since he was a strong * swimmer. Mr. Ennis promptly dived c to his assistance, but, it* is said, Mr. " Tull gave him the assurance he was 1 all right and would continue to swim, until the boat turned for the rescue. a However, he was soon seen to be r in trouble, Mr. Ennis doubled his ef forts to save his friend. He was un ; successful and was nearly drowned.: in his attempt, being brought aboard the boat in an unconscious condition.. Mrs. Parker Tull, Jr., who was said., to be a strong swimmer, also addetf her efforts to no avail. Efforts were immediately started to recover the body, but not until Tuesday morning was it recovered. Governor O’Conor got into action at once. The Slate’s Conservation De partment fleet dropped dynamite bombs, and dragging operations pre ceded this. There was no let-up in the search for the victim. Charles Elliott, of Marion Station, finally (Continued on Page 5) FIRE COMPANY TO STAGE CARNIVAL FOR FULL WEEK \ The Heller Acme Shows Will Ar rive On Sunday And Will Ap pear On School Campus . The Pocomoke City Fire Co., will bring to this city next week The Heller Acme Shows for a week’s en gagement for a Fair and Carnival. The Heller Acme Shows completely motorized will arrive Sunday, August 24th in Pocomoke City and can be seen setting up at the Elementary School grounds, Walnut and Fourth Streets, where the Firemen will hold the Fair. It is said that Heller’s Acme Shows carry many riding devices and shows of the latest designs. One of the many shows is that of Hawaiian Follies, managed and operated by Mr. Wagner; another that of many laughs for the children is a monkey show, where many animals have been well trained. There will be fun at the fair for the Old as well as the Young, so come one and all, to the Pocomoke City Fire Co., Fair and Carnival, Po comoke City, Md., August 25th to 30 th.