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A DEMOCRATIC NEWSPAPER WORCESTER DBMOCRA T EBT. ISM THE LBDGER-BNTERPRIBB EBT 1880 “Chirps’f?^ from the Democrat’s Pen Our “steamed” contemporary, the “News,” of Onancock, Va., had the following displayed in their columns, i| last week’s issue: Dan Gethers was one of many colored boys to participate in the Selective Service registration on the Eastern Shore in October of 1940, when nearly 6,000 registered in the two counties of Accomack and Northampton. Gethers* home was in Sanford, Florida, but being in the county working on a truck, he reckoned he better sign up—so sign up he did. Some time later, at his home in Florida, members of a local board told Gethers he looked like a fit specimen and asked him if he had registered. He had, he told them, but had lost his papers. Well where did you register?” he was asked. “I jest don’t remember,’ be answered, “but it's something like Tempusville, in Ike and Mike county, Virginia.” The Florida board sent an in quiry to Richmond and this week D. Frank White, clerk of local board No. 1 for Accomack county, received a letter from Richmond headquarters, viz: “The best we can figure out Tempusville in Ike and Mike county, is Temperance ville, Accomack county. Are we right?” Right they were! Ike and Mike could be Accomack! —and Tempus ville could be Temperanceville! Now, the Virginia publication needn’t think it has all the smart folk in the neighborhood. There are a few just across the line into Mary land alkthe following will show: A small boy rushed into one of the Pocomoke City drug stores, not long ago, and blurted out— “ Say, gimme a cake of that back and belly Castile soap!” He wanted Bocabelli’s preparation, and he got it. And it’s remarkable how many fun ny things these druggists get hold of in the way of requests for remedies, names of which are not always familiar, and have very little associa tion with the matters of every day life. Many amusing mistakes occur as witness the following: A child, all excited, rushed into a drug store and called out: “I want a collar bone for my bird!” Of course, you will understand that he wanted a “cuttle” bone for his warbler. A few years ago, a druggist show ed me a scrap book he had made by pasting in notes he had received from patrons who, apparently, did not have time to go after the articles them selves, but sent one of the “Kids.” And, speaking of kids, one of our druggists, who is very familiarly known as “Doctor,” and who very of ten has to subscribe for people who are ailing, had the following exper ience: An old negro went into the •tore and asked the “doctor” to fix him up. Of course, some diagnosis was necessary so the druggist began asking the old man questions— “ Uncle, how do you sleep?” “Mos’ly on mah side, suh!” “Well, are your bowels regular?” “Yassah, moß’ too riggler, suh!” “Do you have to get up nights with your kidneys?” “Nossah, dey’s all growed up now, and *" j and Liza gits to sleep!” With such satisfactory knowledge as the practitioner gained from his patient, he was, of course, able to prescribe intelligently. He gave the “cullud pussin” some bread pills and sent him on his way rejoicing. The druggist, however, is not the only one who experiences the humor ous side of life. The court room fur nishes occasion for many a laugh, which the austere judge haß to sup press, both on his account as well as that of his audience. Not long ago, in one of the magistrate’s court here, an of the African persuasion was on trial for stealing chickens, which charge he stoutly denied. The judge sternly looked at him and said: “You say you’ve stolen no chick ens?” “Nos Bah!” “No geese?” “Nossuh!” “Any turkeys?” . “Nossuh!” “Discharged,” concluded the ex aminer. As Sambo stepped down from the witness seat, he was grinning, and as he looked up at the judge, he said: “Boss, I sho’ was skeered tuh def you ail’d ask me sump’n ’bout ducks!” Inasmuch as golf seems to be tak ing a hold on the community; and, in case any enthusiast is looking for a eaddy, I would recommend him to adopt the plan followed by a certain FIRST MEETING P. AND T. ASSOC. ON THURSDAY Miss Ross Wins Prize For The Best Representation Of Par ents At Meeting NEXT MEETING TO BE AT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL The first meeting of the Pocomoke Parent-Teacher Association for the year, 1941-1942 was held in the High School Building on Thursday eve ning, October 9. The President, Mrs. Dawson Clarke, presided over the meeting. Mr. Gerhardt Neubauer was ap pointed as Chairman of the Commit tee for the Recreation of Youth in our Town to succeed Mr. Brown who is now in the Army. Miss Bernice Hall was appointed as Chairman of the Publications Committee, which is a new committee for the organization. Mr. Harvey H. Bradshaw was ap pointed as Chairman of the Safety Committee. A fund of $36 was set aside for the use of the Pocomoke Elementary School and the same a mount for the High School to be used as the Principals desire in the pay ment of small bills. There was a discussion of two meet ings of interest to the local associa tion: The PTA Institute to be held (Continued on Page 7) REVIVAL SERVICES BEGIN AT ISLAND CHURCH Revival Services begin at Chinco teague Baptist Church, Sunday, Oct. 19th, at 8 o’clock p. m., and will con tinue through Sunday, Oct. 26. Rev. F. E. Clark, pastor of Hailwood and Hall’s Chapel Baptist Churches, will be the visiting minister. The evening services will begin at 7.80 o’clock. The public is cordially invited to attend all of the services. THISCOMMUNITY RATES SECOND IN ELECTRIC BILL , In Seventeen Maryland Munici palities Ranging Between 2,500 And 10,000 l _____ CHESTERTOWN PAYS THE HIGHEST TYPICAL BILL ' i The Federal Power Commission has , announced that Pocomoke City cus tomers of the Maryland Light and Power Comp., pay a typical monthly electric bill of $6.60 for 100 kil , owatt hours of electricity, the 2nd | highest bill paid by residents of 17 Maryland municipalities between , 2,600 and 10,000 population. The survey made as of January - Jjafepf the current year, shows that , dnestertown residents pay the high ’ est typical bill of $6.60 and the charge of $2.61 made in Chevy Chase is the lowest typical bill for identical quan ’ titles of electric energy. The Commission explains that the (Continued on Pago 12) \ i COUNTY WOMAN’S CLUB GIVES DESSERT BRIDGE The Woman’s Club of Worcester County will give a dessert bridge at the Hastings Hotel on the boardwalk at Ocean City, Monday, October 20th at 1 o’clock. Price of the tickets will be 60 cents and the proceeds will be used toward Defense. The people of Pocomoke are invited to participate in this party. The af fair promises to be very pleasant and the cause is a worthy one. Those wishing to play are asked to get in touch with some member of the following committee and arrange ments will be made for their enter tainment: Mrs. Francis J. Lloyd, Mrs. L. Paul Ewell, Mrs. E. J. Schoolfield and Mrs. Grady E. Powell. C c THE wt copy Is Making Rapid Stride In Air Corps TGT. GEORGE K. BRITTINGHAM The following letter is self-explan atory:— Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron, 16th Air Base Group. Office of the Commanding Officer. Fort Kobbe, Canal Zone September 29, 1941 TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: Sergeant George K. Brittingham, 6998833, has been a member of this command for approximately five (6) months, during which time his work has been under my direct supervision. His attention to and performance of duty have been excellent. He is possessed of an alert and agile mind which is quick to meet and grasp any new situation. His ability was amply demonstrated when in the short space of three (3) months, he rose from an apprentice in a newly organized ad ministrative section to head of that same section. Sergeant Brittingham is at all times completely reliable and dependable. I do not hesitate to recommend him without reservation. Richard A. Yudkin 2nd Lieut. Air Corps, Commanding. OLD FASHIONED GOSPEL MEETING AT TABERNACLE Special Music And Inspirational Singing At Services. Public Cordially Invited Old fashioned Gospel meetings will begin Sunday 19th at Glad Tidings Tabernacle, Walnut & 7th Streets, Rev. O. L. Harrup, pastor of the First Pentecostal Tabernacle, Petersburg, Virginia, will be the evangelist. Rev. Harrup is a capable preacher with wide experience in the Gospel minis try. His subjects will be based on “Jesus Christ the same yesterday and today and forever.” Rev. Harrup is actively interested in young people since he is sectional president of the Christ Ambassadors of the Potomac District, a large and growing young peoples organization. Special music and inspirational singing will be heard at every service. Re v. and Mrs. Berg will have charge of music and will sing together dur ing the meetings. Rev. Harrup will be unable to ar rive before Monday, October 20th, but (Continued on Page 12) FUNERAL SERVICES FOR WILLIAM ASA BELL Funeral services for William Asa Bell, 36 year old resident of Crisfield, who died Friday morning last were held Sunday afternoon from Mount Pleasant Mathodist Church. The ser vices were conducted by the pastor, Rev. Charles M. Elderdice, assisted by Dr. J. Yancey Fincher, pastor of the First Baptist Church. Interment was in Crisfield cemetery. Pallbearers were Messrs. Jack Mil bourne, John Goldsborough, Ira Lowe, Cullen Sterling, Rodney Nelson and Horace Evans. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Bell of Crisfield; four brothers, Norman Bell of Po comoke City, Floyd and Eugene Bell of Baltimore, and John Bell of Cris field; three sisters, Mrs. William Ry all of Crisfield, Mrs. Doris Nelson of Baltimore, and Miss Virginia Lee Bell of Crisfield. AND THE LEDGER-ENTERPRISE POCOMOKE CITY. MD., FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1941 Editorial Wednesday morning last saw the inception but practically no observance, of the new municipal law making Second Street and Clarke Avenue one way streets. Traffic on Second Street, by the law, must be directed east erly ; that is, from Laurel Street toward and ending at Linden Ave. Traffic on Clarke Avenue, by the law, must be directed west erly ; that is, from Linden Avenue toward and ending at Laurel St. As said above, there was practically no attention paid to the ordinance passed by the Mayor and City Council, although publi cation had been made in the “Democrat” for two issues. This does not mean that no one reads the “Democrat,” but that very little attention is paid to any sort of law regulating motor travel. Signs along the roadside with plainly visible and legible speed re strictions, mean nothing, unless the driver of cars happens to see, by his mirror, a road “cop” trailing him; then there is a percepti ble slow-down. The same thing occurs, when a speed maniac ap proaches a police station. In town, a fire plug seems to be a good thing to obscure; alongside of it, is as good a place as any to “bide-a-wee;” one side of the street is just as convenient as the other; the side walks are frequently occupied so that two pedestrians can not pass side by side; trucks back up to store doors, and compel walkers to take the middle of the street; double parking is the cause, most frequently, of jams; some insane drivers use main highways for speedways; very little heed is paid to markings on the street beds, put there for the purpose of giving those trying to cross, some little chance —and so it might be continued indefinitely. So far as the new law creating one-way thoroughfares through part oft Tie two streets —Second and Clarke Avenue— something in extenuation of the non-observance on Wednesday morning must be given, since it can hardly be expected that the public will fall over themselves to keep in mind changes in long established customs. Drivers may turn, into Second or Clarke Avenue the wrong way, without taking a thought as to changes. And, then again, it gives a thrill to some people to violate a law and get away with it. It’s a tribute to their keenness—a deep sat isfaction in doing what they please. No matter what the disposition of the individual is, whether indifferent, inattentive, or ignorant, it is necessary to keep the law in front of him, some way or other, and, in this case, liability for violations should be deferred until there are placed signs in conspicuous places, informing the local traffic and tourist traffic, just what streets are one-way, and how to enter them. This is nothing more than fair, and, no doubt, adequate display will be made by street comer signs. Every one should realize the change in traffic direction on these two streets, is no arbitrary move of the city council. As ever, with such bodies, actions are taken with a view to the most good for the greatest number. No one can deny that conditions on these streets are very objectionable. Every one should know, also, that parking space is at a premium in Pocomoke, and rather than make “parking-on-one-side-only,” the rule, it was thought best to retain the “both sides” permission, but have the cars all point in the same direction. Furthermore, the project was placed before two civic clubs in this city, and it was recommended. But sometimes members of such organizations will not voice objections on the floor of their assemblies, but will wait until the moves are made to register op position. This attitude is due, frequently, to hesitating to “speak out in meeting.” One’s own voice sounds unnatural when it is the only one doing the vocalization, and many an issue is carried with a very weak majority. Whatever objections have arisen, it seems to us they should be carefully considered. One-way streets are no new thing, and are created in towns no larger than Pocomoke and with satisfac tory results. We think the public will soon learn this here, when the innovation is given a trial. People are in danger of getting into ruts. When they do, it breaks a leg almost for them to turn out. We realize it will take time for everybody to learn where to turn, but when they do, they will acknowledge the real advantage of the system. ANNUAL MEET STATE CONGRESS OF LOCAL MILK HOLDS INSTITUTE PRODUCERS IN THIS COUNTY Held On Tuesday Evening, Oct- Snow Hill High School On Octo ober 14, At The Fire Hall her 22, With Sessions Both In Snow Hill Afternoon And Evening ELECT DELEGATES TO ONE OF SEVENTEEN TO PHILADELPHIA MEETING BE THROUGHOUT STATE The annual meeting of the Snow The Maryland Congress of Parents Hill Inter-State Milk Producers Co- and Teachers will conduct an Insti operative Local was held Tuesday tu * e * n Worcester County on Wednes evening, October 14th at the Fire Hall day, October 22 to be held at the in Snow Hill. Over one hundred mem- Snow Hill High School, with after bers and guests enjoyed a dinner noon and evening session. This insti served by the Ladies Auxiliary of the tute is being sponsored by the vari- Snow Hill Fire Company. ous parent-teacher organizations in Following the dinner a short busi- th® county, ness session was held, at which time The Institute will be one of 17 to i R. Newell Stagg was re-elected Presi- be held throughout the State between . dent and Chairman of the Snow Hill September 17 and October 22. Wor- Local, Rider W. Adkins, Vice-Presi- cester Couty is fortunate to secure i dent, and Albert W. Dickerson, Sec- the assistance of outstanding lead- j retary and Treasurer. ers in Parent-Teacher work. The i Delegates elected to attend the speakers will include Mrs. Blanche (Continued On Page 7) (Continued On Page 6) * NEWS AND PICTURE SERVICM $1.50 To Address Union Meeting In This City \ iMM mmk ■ft . i , AH BISHOP JAS. CANNON, Jr. Bishop James Cannon, Jr., of Rich mond will address a Union Meeting of all churches in Pocomoke City, Tues day evening at 7:45. The Speaker’s theme will be: “The Church versus Vice” and he will have some astonishing information for those who listen. Bishop Cannon is a native of the Eastern Shore; His father, the late James Cannon Sr., was pastor of the Trinity Methodist Church South, in Salisbury, for many years. The meeting will be held in Salem Methodist Church with Rev. J. W. Wootten, presiding and the other min isters of the town taking part. The public is cordially invited to this meeting with the hope and the expectation that it will be helpful to all. MR. J. A. DAVIS DIED SUDDENLY LAST TUESDAY Son Of The Late Andrew Aim Sarah Gitting Davis, Of Johnstown, Pennsylvania The news of the sudden death of Mr. Joseph Andrew Davis which oc cured Tuesday morning at 3.30 o'clock came as a shock to the people of this community. Mr. Davis suffered a heart attack on Saturday and his condition grew rapidly worse until his death early Tuesday morning after an illness of only three days. Son of the late Andrew and Sarah Gitting Davis, he was bom in Johns town, Pa., May 16, 1879 and was therefore 62 years of age. The early part of his life was spent in Penn sylvania, later moving to Baltimore and in 1929 he removed with his fam ily to Pocomoke City where he has since resided. He was active in all church work and for a number of years conducted the singing in Beth any Methodist Church. He enjoyed a large friendship among ministers and was a member of Bethany Church, a member of the official board, assis tant Sunday School Superintendent (Continued on Page 7) TEMPERANCEVILLE MAN DIED MONDAY NIGHT Hilton McKay, of Temperance ville, died Monday night in the Ac comack-Northampton Memorial Hos pital in Nassawadox, Va., following an illness of about four months. He was 31 years of age. Funeral services were held Thurs day afternoon at 3.30 o’clock at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Nock in Temperanceville with burial in Greenwood cemetery. Besides his wife, the former Miss Mildred Nock, of Temperanceville, he is survived by his father, Howard Mc- Kay; three brothers, Kermit, and Frank McKay of Temperanceville; A. C. McKay of Newport News, Va., and a sister, Mrs. Lucille Louth of Lin wood, Pa. He also leaves a grandmother, Mrs. Anna McKay of Lakeland, Fla. VOLUME 61 NO. 41 CIRCUIT] .COURT MET MONDAY IN SNOW HILL Arraignment Of Nine Persons On Criminal Charges Oc curs Today, Friday HOWARD S. RODGERS FOREMAN GRAND JURY Formal arraingnment of the nine persons indicted on criminal charges by the Worcester County Grand Jury this week, will take place before the Circuit Court at Snow Hill tomor row (Friday) morning. Criminal trials are expected to begin next Mon day morning. Nine criminal indictments, found by the Grand Jury in its deliberations on Monday and Tuesday, were announc ed by the Circuit Court yesterday (Wednesday afternoon. The nine in dictments are as follows: State vs. T. Dixon Sexton, indicted for desertion and non-support of min or child. State vs. May Andrews, indicted for manslaughter. State vs. Mervin B. Outten, indict ed for desertion and non-support of minor child. State vs. Walter Collins, indicted for burglary and unlawful house breaking. State vs. Mattie Leonard, indicted (Continued on Page 7) COMMUNITY CHORUS IN PRINCESS ANNE ) | ( The community Chorus was formed in Princess Anne on Monday evening by a group of former members of the Somerset County Choral Club, and people interested in music. The club invites all men and women who wish to sing and enjoy music to become members. The meeting place is Prin cess Anne in the lecture room of the r Presbyterian Church every Monday night from 8:00 to 9:45. UNITED JEWISH APPEAL TO OPEN I WITH SUPPER : To Be Held On Sunday, October Twenty-Sixth In The Local t Synagogue i COMMITTEE APPEALS TO PUBLIC FOR SUPPORT Pocomoke City, Md., will officially open its 1941 United Jewish Appeal with a supper to be held on Sunday, October 26th, at 6 P. M., in the local synagogue. Dr. Herman Seidel, prominent Bal timore physician and one of the na tionally known Jewish leaders will be the guest speaker on this occasion. The officers of the United Jewish Appeal for this section are: Jesse S. Goodman, Snow Hill, Chairman; Rev. (Continued on Page 12) THE BLUE SERENADERS IN THE LOCAL ARMORY The Blue Serenaders Orchestra will furnish music at the Annual Hal lowe’en Dance to be held in the State Armory in Pocomoke City, Thurs day night, October 30th. Dancing will be from 9.30 p. m. to 2.ofr a. m., and the price of admission will be the same as in previous years, $2.00 per couple. This dance is usually held Hallo we’en night. Due to the fact that the orchestra was booked for that eve ning the Pocomoke Dance was moved up one night and will be held Hallo we’en Eve instead. Worcester Post No. 93 American Legion and Auxiliary will sponsor the affair. Those wishing to make table re servations are urged to do so early by telephoning E. Farrel Bowen, phone 329-W.