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Worcester Democrat and the ledger-enterprise. (Pocomoke City, Md.) 1921-1953, November 14, 1941, Image 3

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Frday, November 14, 1941
Food distributors must increase
their efficiency if the government’s
“nutrition-for-defense“ program is to
be a success, W. B. Scrimger of Bal
timore, Vice President in the Atlantic
Division of the Great Atlantic & Pa
cific Tea Company declared today.
Announcing the local celebration of
the Company’s 82nd anniversary, he
said present world conditions place
added importance on A & P’s tradi
tional policy of encouraging the con
sumption of healthful foods by elimi
nating unnecessary handling costs
narowing the margin between
what the consumer pays and the pro
ducer receives.
“With government nutrition ex
perts agreed that vitamins are as vi
tal to America’s strength and morale
as planes, tanks, and guns, all food
distributors have a responsibility to
move food to consumers with the ut
most efficiency,” Mr. Scrimger said,
adding that “our company is proud of
its part in meeting that responsibili
ty, not only since the government’s
nutrition program was started, but
in every one of its 82 years of opera
This efficiency has been maintain
ed since the company was founded in
1869, he said, when George Hunting
ton Hartford took a revolutionary
step in purchasing a cargo of tea di
rect from China, and, by eliminating
all needless in-between handlings and
costs, retailed it for half the pre
vailing prices. Hartford subsequently
applied the same mass distribution
principles to other foods, and public
acceptance made it posible to open
additional stores, thus starting Amer
ica's first chain store company.
A later major step in the com
pany’s growth was the advent of the
“economy stores” through which con
sumers demonstrated their desire to
get more food for their food dollar by
dispensing with credit and delivery
expenses. Most significant recent
trend has been the growth of the su
permarket which, as developed by A
A P, brings food to consumers at the
lowest “markup” ever achieved in the
retail grocery industry, he said.
“The larger turnover inherent to
supermarket operation, coupled with
self-service, means that the company
can operate on a still narrower mar
gin, passing the resultant savings on
to both producers and consumers,”
Mr. Scrimger explained. He pointed
to the fact that his company’s custo
mers this year will save over $50,-
000,000 on their food as compared to
the lowest prices which could have
been charged on the basis of opera
ting costs five years ago. Similarly,
growers and shippers marketing
fresh fruits and vegetables through
A & P stores now get a 13 percent
greater share of the consumer’s dol
lar than they did only four years ago.
That these benefits to producers
and consumers have not been achiev
ed at the employes’ expense is indica
ted by the company’s recent adoption
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1.98 to 3.98
2.49 to 4.50
as a national policy of the first five
day, 48 hour week ever offered in
grocery retailing, he said. The short
er week, coupled with recent wage in
creases boosting the organization’s
level even further above the national
average, gives its employes the short
est general hours and best working
conditions. in the industry, he declar
The feasibility of increasing the
use of healthful foods in line with the
government drive to raise dietary
standards is shown by success of the
company’s own drive this year to en
courage consumption of fresh fruits
and vegetables. During a 10-week
period, he said, its purchases totaled
33,203 carloads, compared with 27,-
574 carloads bought in the same per
iod last year, a gain of 20.4 percent.
Such efforts are only a start, how
ever, for the Department of Agricul
ture has found that some 45,000,000
people live below “the Safety line of
diet,” he said. “The health and
strength of the nation can only be
guaranteed when all those people
have a proper diet,’ ’the official de
clared, “a guarantee which can be
made only when all food distributions
raise their standards of efficiency
and eliminate all unnecesary steps
and costs in the nation’s marketing
The United States Army is building
the finest Air Force in the world.
This is not just talk. It is an actual
fact. The new planes are equal, or
superior, to any ever built in any
country. Our latest model combat
planes are faster, with .greater fire
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power and protection. Our big bomb
ers have no equal for long-range per
It was only to be expected that
America, which developed the air
plane, would bring it to its highest
peak of perfection. But planes, after
all, are only part of a modem air
force. There must be men to fly the
planes, to navigate them, to direct all
the many technical phases of effi
cient aviation. It is at this point that
you are needed to help “Keep ’Em
Flying.” The United States Army
Air Corps has established standards
which assure our new Army Air
Force a band of picked men second
to none. At present there is a great
need for Air Corps personnel. Men
are needed at J efferson Barracks,
Mo., and Biloxi, Miss.
A United States Army Recruiting
Party is on the way to Pocomoke
City, and will arrive at 2:00 P. M. on
Friday, November 14. They will be
stationed at the United States Post
Office Building. Here is one chance
you have to knock at Opportunity’s
Door. Get down to the Post Office
on Friday, and have a talk with Ser
geant Vance, who brings this Recruit
ing Party to your city. Join the
ranks of those who help “Keep ’Em
Mrs. Nelson P. Collins and daugh
ter, Betty and Mrs. Leroy Jester,
spent the week-end with Mr. and Mrs.
Wm. Coulbourne at Philadelphia, Pa.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Pruitt and
daughter Janice, of Pennsville, N. J.,
spent part of this week with her par
ents, Mr and Mrs. W. C. Pruitt.
Mrs. John Shaw and daughter Mar
ie and Gladys of. Cape Charles, Va,
Mrs. Donald Shaw of Norfolk, Va.,
Messers. Edward Brittingham and
Reggie Mascot of Chester, Pa., spent
the week-end with Mr. and Mrs. Nor-
man Brittingham.
Mrs. Herbert . Marshall and Mrs.
Estle Jones, Jr., spent the week-end
with Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Jones at
Newport News, Va.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Hancock of New
Church, Va., spent Sunday with her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ellis.
Deepest sympathy is extended to
Mr. Arthur R. Mills in the death of
his wife, which occured on Monday of
this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Sharpley,
Mr. and Mrs. Russell Sharpley, Mr.
and Mrs Lawson Justice and son, Hil
lary, spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs.
Parks at Parksley, Va.
Mrs. Norris Young of Chincoteague
Va., spent Sunday with her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. H. H Matthews
Mr. and Mrs. George D. Dryden
and Mrs. Ella Paradis spent Sunday
with Mrs. Ella Dryden at Pocomoke
City, Md.
Mrs. Jane Sharpley has returned
home after a visit with Mr. and Mrs.
Parks at Parksley, Va.
Mr. and Mrs. James Howard and
daughter Janice, of Pocomoke City
Md., spent Sunday, with Mrs. Betty
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Perry of Al
lentown, Pa, spent the week with Mr.
and Mrs. Thomas Justice. They were
accompanied back by Mrs. Perry’s
father, Mr. Will Ward, for an ex
tended visit.
Mr. and Mrs. Lora Bailey and
children of Snow Hill, Md., spent
Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Alonza
Mr. Clayton Brittingham was re
cently given a party in honor of his
16th birthday at his home in Green
backville, Va. The guests included,
Virginia Phillips, Junior Baylis, Ed
win Ellis, Junior Crowley, Mervin
Doughty, Lucille Justice, Elinor Pru
itt, Elinor Brimer, Norma Skeeter,
Lewis Brittingham, Charles Taylor,
Catherine Pilchard, George Lee Glad
ding, Dorsey Lee' Hickman, Jean
Baylis, Richard Dryden, Elmer Sharp
ley, Bobby Matthews, Rebecca Ad
kins, Phyllis Doughty, Carl Baylis,
Pauline Brittingham, Beatrice Bri
mer, Elaine Brown, Rintha Ann Hick
man, Winston Linton, Samuel Linton,
Richard Jones, Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Ellis, Mrs. Cecil Merritt, Mrs. Winnie
Shoaling and Mr. and Mrs. Clarence
Approximately half a hundred per
sons were present at the Manokin
Lecture Room Monday night to take
part in the first fall meeting of the
Somerset County Choral Club. Mrs.
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The meeting was cnsidered one of
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resentation from Crisfield and Mar
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The members of the Choral Club
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future meetings which will be held
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Powell V. Esham, alto horn player
in Berlin’s recently organized muni
cipal band, figured he was out of
practice this week when he failed to
emit a single note, no matter how
hard he puffed on the mouthpiece.
Esham tried to improve his style
by running a stream of water through
his horn, which he had not blown for
months, but the effort produced no
In disgust, Esham banged his alto
horn on the floor, then gave a final
puff to see what happened. He was
rewarded when a dead mouse fell
from the mouth of the instrument.
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