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WORCESTER DEMOCRAT] AMD THE LEDGER-ENTERPRISE 1 Published Every Friday at Pocomoke City, Maryland. EDWARD J. CLARKE, Editor and Owner $1.60 The Year In Advance. ■■fcved at the Postoffice at Pocomoke City, Maryland, as Second Class Matter NATIONAL EDITORIAL. imlwLassociation F RIDAY~OCTQBER 17, 1941 WAR AND DEFENSE VERY EXPENSIVE Next March 1, a good many Americans will have a rude a wakening. They will learn, for the first time, that war and de fense are an incredibly costly business. For, on that date, the highest income taxes ever levied in this country will be due and payable. Everyone knows that the new tax bill is severe—but it is probable that relatively few know just how much of their in come it will take. A comparison of the old tax bill with the new tells the story. Under the old law, a single person with $3,000 net income paid the Federal government SB4 in direct taxes—under the new law he must pay $197. Under the old law a married person with no de pendents and a SIO,OOO income, paid $528 —under the new law he must pay $1,305. And the new tax bill reaches down into income levels which were never touched before. For instance, under the old law a married person earning $2,000 a year was not taxed at all. Under the new law, he must pay $37. In the upper income brackets, very substantial increases have also gone into effect. A married man, for example, without de pendents and earning $25,000 a year, paid $3,843 under the old law. Next year he must pay $6,864 —an increase of more than 50 percent. In the highest income brackets, the increases are proportion ately much less—and for a sound reason. That reason is that people with incomes of great size have long been taxed to the very hilt. An example: Under the old law, a married person with an income of $1,000,000 a year had to pay the Federal Treasury close to three-quarters of it^—s7l7,ooo. Under the new law, he will pay something over $732,000. The heaviest burden of the new law, however, falls on corpor ations, rather than on individuals. The regular corporation in come tax rates have been upped, and, in addition, very large in creases in corporation excess profits taxes have been enacted. A corporation with a net income of $25,000 a year or more must pay a regular tax of 24 percent. On excess profits of $50,000 it must pay 45 percent in addition, where the old rate was 35 percent. When excess profits pass $500,000, it must pay 60 percent. Fur thermore, the new law contains a provision which makes the bur den on corporations considerably higher than the percentage fig ures indicate. To quote the U. S. News, “Under the old law, the normal taxes came out first, and the excess profits taxes were levied on what was left. The new law provides that the excess profits taxes come out first, and the normal taxes apply to what is left. Since the excess profits rates are much higher than the normal rates, the corporation fares much worse by the change.” Heavy as this tax bill is, the Treasury estimates that it will mean an increase in Federal revenue of only $3,550,000,000 a year. So far, we have appropriated about $60,000,000,000 for military purposes—of which $50,000,000,000 is for own defense, and $lO,- 000,000,000 is for Aid to Britain. In short, the revenue produced by the record-breaking new taxes will be only a drop in the buck et in relation to the cost of our arms policy program. The general opinion is that a far tougher tax bill will have to be enacted be fore very long—possibly next year. Current English income tax es,which are three or four times as heavy as ours, indicate what happens when a nation goes to war in the mechanized modern manner. The individual will not have met his share of new taxes when he signs his check for his income tax and sends it in to the Col lector of Internal Revenue. In addition, the new bill levies a large number of commodity taxes. Liquor, automobiles, household ma chinery, amusement enterprises, etc., are to be substantially tax ed. And the consumer, of course, will have to pay. As this column has pointed out before, there are two facets to heavy taxation. One—the obvious one—is the production of : more revenue. The other is to reduce the public’s purchasing power and so help prevent, or slow price inflation. But some be x lieve that the new tax bill does not go far enough so far as the last godl is concerned. They believe that a system of compulsory sav ings will have to be put into effect during this period of rising incomes and declining supply of commodities. Whatever happens, ( it is clear that we are just beginning to learn, at first hand, the financial sacrifices that the defense of our hemisphere makes un avoidable. STATE CONGRESS HOLDS ; INSTITUTE IN COUNTY; (.Continued Front Page 1) Buhling of Chicago, Field Secretary of the National Congress of Parents and Teachers, Mrs. G. R. Clements, State President of the Maryland Con- ( gress of Parents and Teachers, Mrs. ■ Milton D. Cook, First Vice-President, 1 Mrs. Stanley G. Cook, State Chair- 1 man of the Program Service, and Mrs. Robert G. Doty, Chairman of Publi cations. These Institutes are “designed to strengthen parent-teacher work by bringing before each community the philosophy of reasons for being, and to ttach the technique of the work, help new presidents, officers and chairmen with the jobs that face them, 1 ” according to Mrs. L. Welling ton Carr, State Publicity Chairman. The afternoon session of the Wed nesday meeting will be for officers of the local parent-teacher associa tion, chairman and duly appointed representatives. The evening session is open to the public and the atten dance of all parents and those inter ested in the educational program of the country are particularly urged to be present. In addition to the address by Mrs. Buhling, a discussion of the School Survey will be presented by Mrs. Clements, followed by an “In formation Please” quiz. Mrs. Buhlig has had broad experi ence in parent-teacher activities, in cluding local, district, state, and na tional work of various kinds since 1920. She has served as president of the Illinois Congress, Associate Edi tor of National Parent-Teacher, As sociate Manager of the National Con gress Publicity Bureau, and Chair man of the Advisory Committee to the National Publicity Division. I YOUTHFUL HIGHWAY ROBBERS USE TOY GUN Jerome J. Smullen, 24, Thelma E. Carmen, 16, and Virginia Smullen of Salisbury were arrested Wednesday ■ night following an attempted hold- 1 up and robbery of Elwood Trader, 1 Princess Anne. Trader, returning home from Salis bury where he is employed picked up the three hitchhikers, two women, and a man, about 7 o'clock. Two miles south of Salisbury, according to Trad er, the man pointed a pistol in his back declaring “this is a hold-up, hand over your money.” The hold-up victim, using his wits, pulled his car to the left of the road and stopped in the path of a truck which also came to a halt. The trio hurriedly left Trader’s car and ran into the woods. One of the women left her pocket book on the back seat of the car dur ing the hurried exit. A picture and other items in the purse led to the ar rest of the trio State Police said. When apprehended Smullen had a water pistol which he said he used in the attempted holdup. He confes sed trying to steal the car which was to be used in two planned robberies State Police said. A hearing will be held in Peoples Court, Salisbury, Saturday morning. To clean silver use soft cloths and soft brushes or a cloth with denatured alcohol; then apply whiting or pre pared silver polish. WORCESTER DEMOCRAT, POCOMOKE CITY, MARYLAND FOUR DAYS’ OLD BABES RATE AS GOOD CITIZENS Date And Place Of Birth Very Necessary To Establish Them As Citizens Of United States VERY IMPORTANT ITEMS NOTED BY DEPARTMENT Babies in Maryland do not have to wait until they are of voting age to rate as important citizens. By the time they are four days old, their ar rival is expected to be reported to the State Department of Health and from then on, their health interests are safeguarded in every way possible by the State, Baltimore City and the Couty Health Departments. Because the official record of the arrival will mean so much to the baby throughout life, the informa tion that is sent to the Department is very carefully checked back by the Bureau that has charge of such mat ters—the Bureau of Vital Statistics —to be sure all of the necessary facts have been entered. The most important items are these: Date and place of birth; names of the parents; name of the baby; whether the youngster is a boy or girl; and whether white or colored. As soon as this information has been entered on the books, a copy of the record is sent to the parents, to keep for the baby. This little slip of white paper is one of the most valuable personal doc uments the youngster will ever own. Here are some of the things the birth record will do: When the youngster is ready to go to school, it will show whether he or she is of school age; It will be accepted as proof of age if it is necessary to take out work papers; and when the youngster is ready to vote; It will be accepted by the Courts in legal matters to establish the owner’s identity; to establish the right to property; or to other claims; And one of the most important things it will do, is to show that the person about whom these things were recorded, was bom in the State of Maryland, and is therefore a citi zen of the United States; This explains why it is so necessary for a baby’s birth to be reported promptly and accurately and shows why the parents should take the greatest possible care of the record. Within the last six months over a thousand people who have wanted to prove that they were citizens of the United States, have applied to the Maryland State Department of Health for aid in getting copies of records that had been lost; or of having long delayed records that had never been filed, entered on the books, so that they would be accepted by the courts. Don’t let your youngsters have any experiences of that kind. GOV. O’CONOR PRAISES LOCAL SERVICE BOARD Source Of Gratification That Maryland Officials Have Been So Efficient And Just Members of Selective Service Local Boards and Appeal Boards, Appeals Agents, Examining Physicians, and all those connected with the adminis tration of the Selective Training and Service Act throughout Maryland, are lauded by Governor Herbert R. O’Conor in a letter going out this week. “I am gratified to state,” the Gov ernor wrote, “that the successful ad ministration of the law in Maryland has been attributable to the conscien tious and dutiful services for all those who accepted our call as a patriotic duty. Favoritism, political considera tions and improper practices have been conspicuous by their absence. “I was requested by President Roosevelt to make recommendations for appointments, and it is naturally a source of satisfaction that the ad ministration of the Act in Maryland, has been pointed to as an example of efficiency and justice. However, I realize that this success could not have been attained without your pub lic-spirited assistance and I wish to express to you my sincere thanks.” You and your associates can long re member that you will have done a dis tinctly serviceable act for the United States at a time of grave emergency. On behalf of our citizens, I again ex press gratitude for your cooperation.” To remove charred and greasy foods from iron utensils, soak them in water and washing soda. TAKE A MOMENT TO THINK Right now, you are probably earning more money than you have for same time. How long will it last ? If we can judge the future by the past, these boom times won’t last indefinitely. I I In looking over our accounts we are im , ■ pressed by one thing smart people are saving money. They are building up a re serve to fall back on when the going gets rough. As we see it here in the bank this is a big opportunity to save. See that a part of what you make is laid away—and stays there. You’ll be ready for anything. I Citizens National Bank Pocomoke City, Md. Your Deposits Are Insured By The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Up To $5000.00 GODFREY CHILD, Attorney. Assignee's Sale —OF VALUABLE HOUSE AND LOT -AND FOUR VALUABLE BUILDING LOTS By virtue of the power of sale con tained in a mortgage from Georgia A. Northam and Harvey L. Northam, her husband, to 0. May Byrd dated January 1, 1925 and recorded among the Land Records of Worcester Coun ty, Maryland in Liber O. D. C. No. 48 at folios 385, et seq., default hav ing occurred under the terms, cove nants and conditions of said mort gage, the undersigned, to whom said mortgage has been duly assigned for the purpose of collection and fore closure, will offer for sale at public auction in front of Hotel Pocomoke, formerly the Parker House, in Poco moke City, Worcester County, Mary land, on Saturday, Nov. 1,1941 at three o’clock P. M. all that lot or parcel of land or all those lots or parcels of land, together with the buildings and improvements thereon lying and being situate in the First Election District of Worcester County, Maryland within the corpor ate limits of Pocomoke City and on the southwest side of Market Street and particularly described as follows: Beginning for the same at the north comer of the land formerly owned by John W. Powell, now the proper ty of I. Bates Pilchard, and thence running northwesterly by and with said Market Street to a vacant lot formerly belonging to Francis H. Dryden but now owned by Harvey L. Northam, thence running first south westerly by and with the line of the said Harvey L. Northam and thence southeasterly and southwesterly by the lines of Bernard F. Moore to Wal nut Street; thence running southeast erly by and with said Walnut Street to the line of Frederick U. Hender son and wife and thence running northeasterly by and with the lines of the said Henderson and the said Pil chard to the place of beginning. It being all those lots or parcels of land granted and conveyed to the said Georgia A. Northam from Othelia May Byrd and Ora Pearl Byrd by deed dated January 1, 1925 and of re cord among the aforesaid Land Re cords in Liber Q, D. C. No. 60 at fol ios 450, et seq., except so much there of as has since been conveyed by the following deeds, to wit: k 1. Deed to Bernard F. Moore from Georgia A.. Northam and, husband dated October 29, 1931 and of record as aforesaid in Liber B. No. 15 at folios 361, et seq. 2. Deed to Bernard F, Moore from Wilmer S. Purnell, Sheriff,dated Oct ober 28, 1931 and of record as afore said in Liber B. B. No. 15 at folio 360. 3. Deed to Mayor and Council of Pocomoke City from Georgia A. Northam, et al, dated October 2, 1933 and of record as aforesaid in Liber B. B. No. 20 at folios 584, et seq. Reference to each and all of said deeds and the references and recitals therein contained being hereby made for further description. MANNER OF SALE This property has been surveyed and platted by William D. Pitts, Sur veyor, and sub-divided into five par cels. One copy of the plat is on file in the office of the Clerk of the Court for said Worcester County in the foreclosure proceedings, same being No. 5231 Chancery. Another copy may be examined prior to the sale upon application to the undersigned and may be examined at the sale. The five lots or parcels will be sold separately in the following order: LOT NO. 3. Bounded on the southeast by the Pilchard property, on the southwest by Lot No. 5, on the northwest by Lot No. 2 and on the northeast by Market Street. This lot fronts on Market Street, has a uniform width of 58-6-10 feet, and a depth of 205-1-2 feet. LOT NO. 2. Bounded on the southeast by Lot No. 3. above mentioned, on the south west by Lot No. 4., on the northwest by Lot No. 1. and on the northeast by Market Street. This lot also fronts on Market Street and has a frontage on Market Street of 58-6-10 feet and a width on its rear or southwest side of 69- 6-10 feet and a depth of 206-1-2 feet. A new concrete sidewalk extends a cross the Market Street side of Lots Nos. 2 and 3 above mentioned and also across the Market Street side of Lot No. 1. hereinafter mentioned. LOT NO. 5. Bounded on the southeast by the property of Frederick U. Henderson, et al, on the southwest by Walnut Street, on the northwest by Lot No. 4. and on the northeast by Lot No. 3. This lot fronts on Walnut Street and has a uniform width of 68-6-10 feet and a depth of 205-1-2 feet. LOT NO. 4. Bounded on the southeast by Lot No. 5., on the southwest by Walnut Street, on the northwest by the prop erty of Bernard F. Moore and Lot No. 1. and on the northeast by Lot No. 2. This lot also fronts on Walnut Street and has a width on Walnut Street of 68-6-10 feet and a width on its rear or northeast side of 59-1-2 feet and a depth of 206-1-2 feet. It is improved by an out-building for merly used as a chicken house. Lots Nos. 2,3, 4, and 5 are excel lent building lots. Lots No. 4 and 5 are subject to all and singular the restrictions and conditions as set forth in deed to Lennie T. Parks, et al, from Eugene W. Veasey, et al, dated April 1, 1913 and of record a mong the aforesaid Land Records in Liber O. D. C. No. 15 at folio 17. LOT NO. 1. Bounded on the southeast by Lot No. 2. and a portion of Lot No. 4., on the -southwest by the -property of Ber nard F. Moore, on the northwest by the vacant lot of Harvey L. Northam and on the northeast by Market Street. This lot has a frontage on Market Street of 77 feet and a width on its rear or southwest side of 71 feet and a depth of 265 feet. It is improved by a frame dwelling house, having three rooms, plus kit chen and kitchenette downstairs and four bed rooms and bath upstairs. The dwelling is equipped with elec tric lights, water and bath and may be arranged for two apartments. It is further improved by a barn a part of which is used as a garage, two chicken houses and other out buildings. TERMS OF SALE: Cash, as pre scribed by the mortgage. Taxes will be paid to and including December 31, 1941. Possession upon final ratification of sale. Title papers, Revenue stamps and other recording costs at the ex pense of the purchaser or purchasers. GODFREY CHILD, Assignee. CHARLES E. HILL, Auctioneer. FOR SALE or RENT SEVERAL FARMS NEAR POCOMOKE Young & Son, Inc. Godfrey Child, Solicitor Pocomoke City, Maryland. Attorney’s Sale OP VALUABLE Farm and Timber Land Under and by virtue of a power of attorney from Manie L. Jones, et al, dated September 20th, 1941, and of record among the Land Records of Worcester County, Maryland, the un dersigned will offer for sale at pub lic auction in front of Hotel Pocomoke (formerly the Parker House) in Po comoke City, Worcester County, Maryland, on Saturday, Oct. 18,1941 at the hour of 3 o’clock P.M. all that farm or all those tracts or parcels of land, together with the buildings and improvements thereon, situate, lying and being in the Eighth Election District of Worcester Coun ty, Maryland on the west side of the County road leading from Stockton to Klej Grange, containing one hun dred (100) acres, more or less, and being all and the same farm or tract or parcel of land granted and con veyed to William M. Jones and Manie L. Jones, his wife, by deed from William O. Payne and Mamie T. Payne, his wife, dated December 27, 1923 and of record among the Land Records of said Worcester County in Liber O. D. C. No. 49 at folio 125, et seq. Reference is made to the afore said deed and to the references and recitals therein contained for a more complete and accurate description. This is the same farm where Mrs. Manie L. Jones now resides and is situate about two and one-half (2 1-2) miles from Stockton. The farm has about forty-five (45) acres of cleared land, FORTY THREE (43) ACRES WELL SET IN PINE TIMBER READY FOR MAR KET and twelve (12) acres of wood land. It is improved by a seven (7) room frame, shingle roof dwelling house, built in the year 1929, by two chicken houses, a barn and other outbuildings. Terms of sale: One-fourth cash on the day of sale, the balance in six ty (60) days, or all cash at the op tion of the purchaser or purchasers, the credit portion, if any, to bear in terest at six percent (6 percent) and to be secured to the satisfaction of the undersigned. Taxes will be paid to and includ ing December 81, 1941. Timber may be cut when purchase price of farm is paid in full and not before. Possession of dwelling and other buildings January 1, 1942 with right to sow Fall crops at once. Title papers, Revenue stamps and recording costs at the expense of the purchaser or purchasers. GODFREY CHILD, Attorney for Manie L. Jones et al, owners. WILLIAM E. PETITT, Auctioneer. Sept. 26-4 t. GSmjSes use 'Maryland's CHESAPEAKE BAY FERRY SYSTEM FALL AND WINTER SCHEDULE Effective September S 3, 1341 Daily A Sander —Eastern Standard Time BETWEEN ANNAPOLIS & MATAPEAKE Lv. Annapolis: 7:28. 8,8, 10, 11 a. m., 12 soon, 1,2, 8,4, 6. 8,7, Bp. m. Lv. Matapeako: 7:26, 8,8, 10, 11 a. m., 12 boob, 1.2, 8,4, 6. 8,7, Bp. m. Reduced Automobile and Passenger Rates Between Annapolis and Mata peaks BETWEEN . ROMANCOKE ft CLAIBORNE Lv. Romancoke: 10 a. m., 2. 4. 8, 8 p.m. Lv. Claiborne: Ba. m., 1, 8. 6,7 p. m. The Potomac River Bridge af fords the motorist a direct route to Richmond and the South; Wil liamsburg, Yorktown and James toum. Avoid Washington traffic, take Route U. S. 301 which leads through Southern Maryland into Tidewater Virginia, a route rich in historic and picturesque interest. For Further Information Write: STATE ROADS COMMISSION F. P. Leithiser, Advertising Director CHESAPEAKE BAY FERRY SYSTEM 18 E. Lexington St. Baltimore, Md. Come in— and pay that over due subscription account Don’t watt unttt the paper stops . Friday, October 17, 1941 Classified Advertising The rate for classified ads is 2c pcff word, minimum 25c. Each insertion after the first is lc per word if paid in advance. CHURCH NOTICES SUPPER—Quinton Ladies Aid wiM hold an oyster supper at Quinton So cial Hall, October 24th. Price 40c. Oct. 17-lt. LUNCHEON—October 23rd—Price 25c. Oysters, tongue, potato salad, hot rolls, etc. Circle D, Salem Metho dist Church. Oct. 17-ltp. FOR RENT FOR RENT—First Floor. 4-Roam apartment. Cedar St., Pocomoke. Mrs. Mattie Hill, Snow Hill. Oct. 17-2tp. FOR RENT—Apartment. 113 Oak Street. * Oct. 17-2tp. FOR RENT—First floor apartment 7th and Walnut. Mrs. S. R. Payne. ; Oct. 17-tf. FOR RENT—S-room apartment. ’ All modern conveniences and garage. Apply to Hattie F. Barnes, 704 Sec ond Street. Oct. 17-tf. FOR RENT—Apartment on Sev enth St., 3 rooms, hall and bath—pri -5 vate entrance. Possession, Nov. 15th. > J. H. Vincent, Jeweler. 1 Oct. 17-tf. HOUSE FOR RENT—6O4 4th 1 water and lights. Apply to Paul Vin j cent or Godfrey Child. Oct. 10-tf FOR RENT—Furnished apartment, ■ Miss Ruth Powell, 211 Sixth St. ! Oct. 10-2 t. i . FOR RENT—First floor apartment ; 7th and Walnut, also furnished rooms. 1 Mrs. S. R. Payne. 1 Oct. 10-tf. i FURNISHED ROOM—Modern ■ conveniences; to gentleman. Box 53, I Pocomoke City, Md. i Oct. 10-2 t. APARTMENT FOR RENT—6II i Second St. Oct. 10-3tp. FOR RENT—6 room house; 5- room apartment. Gus Mason. • Sept 19-tf. APARTMENT FOR RENT—7OS Second St., Apply Elbridge B. Will iams. 1 Sept. 19-tf. 1 FOR RENT—6-room house, corner ' Second and Cedar Streets. Bath and i garage. Apply to R. I. Lednum. Aug. 1-tf. ; FOR SALE [ FOR SALE—Cole’s Hot Blast Coal stove. Geo. P. Selby. Oct. 17-2 t. FOR SALE—I lot men's overonUa i and shoes at very low prices. Seller's, Pocomoke. r Oct. 17-2 t. FOR SALE—3OO barred rock pal- I lets, ready to lay. Grover C. Brit , tingham, Route 2. Telephone, 19 F 2. Oct. 3-3tp. FOR SALE OR RENT—IOB acre farm, located on Buck Harbor road. Possession given January 1, '42. Ap ply to E. S. Landing, Pocomoke City, Md. Aug. 8-13tp. WANTED WANTED—Experienced radio man. Apply Montgomery Ward. Oct. 10-2 t. MISCELLANEOUS 9 NOTICE—Wards Potato House is now ready for storing potatoes. Harry Ward, Snow Hill. Oct. 10-4 t. John Deere TRACTORS & FARM ING IMPLEMENTS. Tractor repairs and replacements. M. W. Boston Telephone 143-J, Pocomoke. March 29-tf. NOTICE— Price *on hair cutting -25 cents will remain the same at Shaws. July 10-tf. L. Paul Ewell, Attorney at Law ORDER NISI In the matter of the Estate of Car rie R. Jones, late of Worcester Coun ty, Maryland, deceased. In the Orphans’ Court for Worces ter County, Maryland. Ordered, this 7th day of October 1941, by the Orphans’ Court for Wor cester County, Maryland, that the sale of the real estate mentioned in these proceedings made and reported by Joseph C. Stevenson, administra tor cum testamento annexo, of Carrie R. Jones, late of Worcester County, Maryland, deceased, be ratified and confirmed, unless cause to the con trary thereof be shown on or before the 27th day of October, 1941, pro vided a copy of this order be inserted in some newspaper published in Wor cester County, Maryland, once a week for three successive weeks before the 25th day of October, 1941. The report states the amount of sale to be $2,000.00. John H. Gilliss William S. Godfrey Charles W. Pilchard Judges. True Copy, Test: Frank E. Hudson, Register of Wills for Worcester Coun ty, Md. Oct 10-3 t.