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UNITED STATES DEFENSE BONDS AND STAMPS UJI' A DEMOCRATIC NEWSPAPER WORCESTER DEMOCRAT EST.IB9B THELEDGER-ENTERRRISKEBT 188 U “Chirps ”p3k from the Democrat’s Pen Well, Sir. I’m blessed if old Dame Nature didn’t show us how to pull off a black-out last night, (Monday). You can’t beat the wonders ‘of the Universe, no matter how the creature man may try. The scientific world had set itself to view what was supposed to be one of the most complete eclipses of the moon in astronomical history. Its pale beams were to be entirely black ed out by the intervention of old Earth between it and the sun. And they were, you can bet your bottom dollar on that. Nature doesn’t do things half way. How-some-ever, it was not enough for this mundance sphere to stick her self between Luna and old Sol, inter fering, maybe, with their courtship, but she exhibited a lot of terraneous temper along with it. She seemed to get all cold and bothered about it. She staged a real, old time rain and wind storm, as much as to say, “You people are not going to have any good time at my expense, and if you want to see a one-hundred percent black out, here it is.” She got between the moon and sun and then shut herself in from mortal view with clouds, rain, and a 30-mile gale. That was a black out de luxe. Well, Sir, my ’steamed contemtu ary, the “Democratic Messenger,” of Sonw Hill, if you know where that is, took occasion to say, in a recent is sue, that a certain Mr. Ward of Po eomoke City, went off to the wars, and was there interviewed by Presi dent Roosevelt, Secretary Hull, Gen- eral Pershing, General MacArthur, and a few other of those lesser lights, upon the matter of outstanding news papers. Mr. Ward had no hesitancy in saying the “Messenger” had them all beat to a frazzle and was his fa- j vorite of all journalistic enterprises. Now, I suppose, after such a de structive opinion as the Pocomokian released from his system, the “Wor cester Democrat” should have creped its doors and pinned up a sign: “Closed for the duration,” not exact ly of the war but for all time. But, I’m the most liberal man you ever saw. I’m always ready for any man to suit himself. Use his own taste. It wouldn’t do for everybody to think alike. Why, not long ago, I had a man say to me that his favorite dish was a liberal helping of sauer kraut, cov ered over with a generous grating of limburger cheese, with a noticeable dash of garlic mixed with fish sauce tanged up with a spoonful of horse radish ,and finished off with mus tard, salt, pepper, vinegar, and to basco seasoning. Well! that may have sounded good to him; but, so far as I am concerned, I’d rather be in the far East fighting the Japs than in the room where this was being prepared. And, so far as eating it is concerned, it seems to me that a man’s stomach would have to be copper lined, supplied with steel grinders, and boasting an unusual a mount of resolvent fluids, before re ceiving into its sacred precincts such a mixture as that. Just think of the nightmares that would visit one’s couch after such a feast, armed with bair combs, shears, and razors, to pes ter your head and cut your toenails. My friends would have to put me in a padded cell if I tried that concoc tion even just one weensie, teensie time. I don't want any of you people to go making any insidious comparisons., I meant only to say “Everybody to his liking.” Some like blondes; some bru nettes, Some like eggs sunnyside up; others, turned over. Some like tea; some coffee. Some like lemonade, ginger ale, lemon soda, coca cola, or a milk shake; others wouldn’t mind a mint julep, a Tom and Jerry, a high ball, a cock tail, or a plain old fashioned, three-fingers (or more) of straight rye. Some like one church; others, ’another Sunday-go-to-meeting house. Sprue like girls with painted cheeks and finger nails; others like the maidens just as Nature made ’em. And so I might go on to say that some people like one newspaper; oth ers sorta have their affections turned toward another sheet. Variety is the. spice of life and there are various sorts of weeklies on the market, not failing to mention the “Demo- ) crat.” WORCESTER DEMOCRAT WOMEN’S CLUB MET WEDNESDAY IN CITY HALL Rev. John Ditto Plans For Civil ian Defense Which Should Re Followed COMMITTEE NAMED TO RAISE DEFENSE FI NDS The Woman’s Club of Pocomoke City met Wednesday afternoon in the Club Room with the president, Mrs. j Upshur P. Steveneson in the chair, and a splendid attendance of the membership. Due to the illness of the chairman, Mrs. Bates Hancock, the program was presented by Mrs. Clarence D. Fleming who opened it with a medley of patriotic airs followed by a brief history of the National and the Mary land Flag. Mrs. Fleming stressed the point the country had been built by lour pioneer forefathers and that the (Continued on Page 5) HALL-HENRY NUPTIALS ; SOLEMNIZED FED 28 i The marriage of Miss Eliazbeth Henry and Mr. Richard F. Hall, Jr., took place in Berlin Saturday, Feb ruary 28th, the Rev. Dr. J. Russell Verbrycke officiating. The bride is managing editor of the Eastern Shore Times in Berlin. The groom is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Richard F. Hall of New York and Pocomoke City and is a .graduate of the University of Vir ginia. He at present heads a Worces ter County Development Company. After a brief wedding trip Mr. and Mrs. Hall will take up their residence in Berlin. funeraTservice FOR J.H. HANCOCK OF DEMAR, DEL Was Brother Of Mr. L. J. Han cock, Business Man And Coun cilman Of Pocomoke City Funeral services were held last Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock for John H. Hancock, 64, veteran Penn sylvania Railroad locomotive engineer from Delmar who died early Sunday morning at his home after an illness of three weeks. The services were held at the home on Pine street with Rev. Raymond W. Hallman, pastor of the Mount Ol ive Methodist Church, officiating. He was a member of the Delmar Lodges of the Brotherhood of Loco motive Enginemen and the Brother hood of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen . Mr. Hancock is survived by his widow, Mrs. Bessie Hancock, two (Continued on Page 5) $2,500 FIRE IN FACTORY AT PRINCESS ANNE, MD. The fire company in Princess Anne was called to the Princess Ann Dress , Factory Wednesday afternoon at 1.30 to fight a stubborn fire which broke out in the heating plant of the com pany and almost completely destroyed the building and contents. The main building of concrete and brick escaped damage. The origin of the fire is unknown but it is said to have started in the frame on Beckford Ave., in which the baler jpg’ ' located. This building contained a large quantity of cardboard boxes and other mater ials. Both engines were used and a bout 600 feet of hose laid. Mr. Wal ! ter Collins, employed in the factory as a cutter, was overcome with smoke and fumes but was revived by first aid crew of firemen. The factory shut down after the. , fire and was closed Thursday and Friday. Mr. Lewis Bogash, owner, estimated his loss at about $2500, de- I pending on the extent of damage to j ! the boiler. r THE ’-'L COPY Addition To River Bridge For Pedestrians M i Recent improvement constructed on the west side of the Pocomoke river bridge, designed to in crease the safety and convenience of those who cross on foot. The cut shows only half the walk way; it continues beyond the draw to the Somerset side. This is a wise precaution of the State and can not be otherwise but appreciated by those who have occasion to tread the boards. 1 _ _ ; ______________________________ JURY IS DRAWN FOR MARCH TERM CIRCUIT COURT Judge Crockett Draws Names Of Citizens For Circuit Term Beginning March 23 Associate Judge James M. Crockett drew on Wednesday, the following as jurors for the March Term, which . convenes here- on March 23, 1942: District No. 1: Isaac H. Hearn, John W. Payne, Walton E. Townsend, Otho R. Cutler, Edward J. Adams, J. Edward Colona, A. W. Flax, Henry W. Lambertson, Franklin G. Dennis, C. Lekies Powell, Edward C. Hill. District No. 2: J. Frank Evans, Angelo Tatrnan, demon W. Outten, Clarence A. Hall, James R. Eckersley, William A. Harris, Sr., Samuel P. Dryden, James W. Gray. District No. 3: Obed Quillen, George T. Brittingham, James Rod (Conlinued on Page 5) CAPPING EXERCISES OF MISS DOROTHY STANT Mrs. C. F. Corbin and Mrs. Blanche Stant attended the capping exercises of the latter’s daughter, Mi3s Dorothy j Elaine Stant, at the Methodist Hospi tal, in Philadelphia, on February 28. Caps were put on in the chapel of the hospital, by Miss Agnes J. Taylor, Director of Nurses; assisted by Miss Alice Harsh, assistant director of nur ses. A short service held in the chapel opened with the hymn: “Oh! Master 1 let me walk with Thee,” and this was i followed by prayer and class song by the Glee club and a short talk by Mr. William H. Ford, D. D., President of the board of trustees of the Methodist j hospital, and a short talk by all the faculty. The Benediction was pro nounced bv Mr. William H. Ford, D. ,D. Miss Stant’s guests included her mother, Mrs. Blanche C. Stant, her grandmother, Mrs. C. H. Corbin; Mr. iand Mrs. Charles Thomas; and Mr. i Ted Garrett. AND THE LEDGER-ENTERPRISt POCOMOKE CITY, MD., FRIDAY, MARCH 6, 1942 FATHER-SON BANQUET HELD FEBRUARY, 26 Future Farmers Of America Stage Annual Feast In The High School Building 'I REV. J. VV. YVOOTTEN WAS SPEAKER OF EVENING The fifth Annual “Father and Son” I banquet of the Pocomoke Chapter of the Future Farmers of America was held at Pocomoke High School on Thursday evening, February 26. It has been the custom for the past five years for the boys who take agricul ture in the Pocomoke High School to entertain their fathers and teachers and other school officials at a ban quet. At this time, the activities of the Future Farmers during the past year and their plans for the future are reviewed. The attendance at the banquet this year surpassed that of previous years principally because the number of boys taking agriculture in Pocomoke High School has increased from a j class of about a dozen to a class of 1 twenty-eight. The president of the association, , Franklin Holland, served as toast- ] master. Toastmaster Holland intro duced the important guests of the evening, among whom w T ere: Mr. A. C. ' Humphreys, superintendent of (Continued on Page 4) OLDEST KNOWN CITIZEN DIES IN WILMINGTON News reached here the early part of the week of the death in Wilming ton. Del., of Mrs. Nancy Jones, old- 1 est known resident of the lower shore, who passed away at the home of her son and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. George Jones, of Wilmington, at the age of 102 years. Mrs. Jones, a resident of Green backville, was on a visit to her son’s home when death occured. She was 102 years of age in September of last year. MISS M. L. LONG IS APPOINTED A j DEMONSTRATOR Of Home Economics In Garrett County And Will Begin Her Duties On Monday Miss Marianna Lee Long, of Poco moke, newly appointed home demon stration agent for Garrett county, r will begin her duties Monday. She succeeds Mrs. Mildred Barton ' Hoffman. Mrs. Hoffman has served since 1936. She resigned last August shortly after her marriage but con tinued her work upon request until a new successor was named . Miss Long was approved for the appointment by Miss Venia M, Kel ; service of the University of Mary land. Her recommendation was sec onded by the County Homemaker’s Council after members had met with | Miss Long and discussed the exten sion program. Miss Long said today the pi’ogram (Continued on Page 8) stocktonlavTboy RECEIVES A PROMOTION ■ Peter Prettyman Mason, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter P. Mason, Sr., of Stockton, Md.. has been advanced to the rate of Aviation Machinist Mate third class in the United States Navy, according to word received recently i from the Office of Public Relations at the U. S. Naval Air Station, Corpus Christi, Texas. The 20 year old Stockton, Md.. 1 | youth enlisted in the Navy on Novem ber 12, 1940. Following his recruit training and instruction at the Nor j folk, Va., Naval Training Station he i was selected to attend the Aviation Machinist Mate’s School at the Jack-! sonville, Fla., Naval Air Station. | Completion of this 16 weeks course of' intensive study made him eligible for | his latest promotion, which carries i with it a considerable increase in pay \ and iates him as a third class petty ; officer. Mason has been stationed at! the Navy’s gigantic new “University of the Air” at Corpus Christi since June 2, 1941. I NEWS AND PICTURE SERVICE $1.50 CHINCOTEAGUE CITIZEN IS ACCIDENTALLY KILLED ON HIGHWAY LAST TUESDAY Mr. August Pohlmeyer, Business Man Of The Island Dies When His Truck Crashes Into The Rear Of Lumber Truck Near Odessa On Dupont Boulevard REPORTED AS MOVING HIS BUSINESS FROM VIRGINIA TO SOME LOCATION IN DELAWARE August Pohlmeyer, 53, well known resident of Chincoteague, was killed Tuesday morning; when the truck he was driving crash ed into the rear of a lumber truck which had broken down on the DuPont highway just south ol Odessa. NAVAL RESERVE OFFICER TO VISIT HERE MARCH 10 For The Purpose Of Enlisting Qualified Watermen In A New Classification SHOULD APPEAL TO MEN BETWEEN 17-50 A Naval Reserve Recruiting Party i will be in: Crisfield, Md., March 9th, ; 1942; Pocomoke City, Md., March 10th, 1942; Princess Anne, Md., March 11th, 13th, and 14th, 1942; and Deals Island, Md., March 12. 1942; for the purpose of enlisting qualified water men in the U. S. Naval Reserve in ■I a new classification recently inaug i urated by the Secretary of the navy, | Frank Knox. This classification should appeal , particularly to the men between 17 i and 50 years of age in your communi ( ty who have had experience in bay boats, both power and sail. In addition to qualified waterman, the Recruiting Party will also inter [ (Continued on Page 8) ANTIQUE SHOW^ AND SALE FOR CHURCH, 10,11,12 r Third Annual Exhibition To Be Held In Parish House On St. Peters Street, Salisbury The Third Annual Antiques Show and Sale, sponsored by St. Mary’s Guild, will be held March 10, 11, 12 at the Parish House, St. Peter’s Street Salisbury, from 10 (/clock in the morning until 10 o’clock in the evening on each of the above named , three days. Co-Chairman, Mrs. Joseph L. Bail | ey, and Mrs. John L. Morris say that j this show will be held for three days (Continued on page 4) WASHINGTON £. SHORE SOCIETY MEETS MONDAY The March meeting of the Eastern; Shore Society of Washington will be; held at 7.00 P. M. on Monday, the ninth, at the Cairo Hotel, 1615 Q Street, N. W. This will be a joint meeting with i the local alumni chapter of Washing ton College, Chestertown, Maryland, of which Dr. Hildenbrand of the Soci ety is President. Dr. Jones, former Doan of Washington College, will I greet the alumni. Mrs. Sophonia J. Lasica, Attorney i ;at Law 7 , will speak on the timely sub- Iject, “How to Bring up Husbands.” All former residents of the Delmar va Peninsula and all alumni of Wash ington College, now residing in Wash ington, D. C. or environs, are invited j to attend. C-omunicate with Mrs. Helen Rob- j erts at Glebe 2052 for reservation and other information. 1 wrirrßf UNITED STATES DEFENSE BONDS AND STAMPS 9l|l* VOLUME 62 NO. 10 > Curtis Lewis, 38, also of Chinco teague, helper on Pholmeyer’s truck, : was seriously injured and was remov jed to the Delaware Hospital in an am bulance. He sustained possible frac tures of the ribs on the left side, his right hip and right knee. Both men were removed from the smashed i truck cab by Pohlmeyer’s son, Robert, 18 years old, who w 7 as riding in a third truck back of the one operated by his father. Roy White, of Chinco j teague, was the driver of this truck. White and young Pohlmeyer also extinguished the fire when the elder ’ Pohlmeyer’s truck burst into flames. Louis Coulbourn, of Horntown. Va., driver of the stalled truck w r as arrest ■ ed, by state police, on a charge of manslaughter. Taken before a mag j istrate Coulbourn was placed under J $5,000 bail. White and the younger 1 (Continued on Page 8) 1 : : MISS NAN BYRD IS ; STILL IN THE HOSPITAL ’ Miss Nan Byrd who in September, 1941 sustained spinal injuries, when I j she slipped on the deck of the Virgin ? ia Lee, which was being mopped up - while enroute from Cape Charles to r \ Old Point Comfort is now a patient at the Church Home and Infirmary rj of Baltimore, under the care of Dr. ’ G. E. Bennett, noted bone specialist. Miss Byrd has been confined for more than five months as a result of this acidental injury, and has spent four weeks at the Northampton-Ac eomac Memorial Hospital under the care of Dr. Harry Denoon. | Miss Byrd has many friends in this I I community who hope soon to hear i of her entire recovery. COUNTYBOARD HEALTH CLINICS ARE ANNOUNCED Complete Schedule For The Month Of March Includes Treat ment For Many Ills The Worcester County Board of Health has arranged the following schedule of clinics for the remainder of the month of March. Monday 9, Tuberculosis Clinic, Snow Hill, 9 a. m.; Tuesday, 10, Read iSchicks & Toxoid,'St. Martin’s School, Jl p. m., School Examinations, St. (Continued on Page 4) BURIAL SERVICES FOR MRS. SUSAN HUGHES 1 __ Burial services were held on Sun day last for Mrs. Susan Hughes, widow of Alonza Hughes, who died ;in Onancock and was brought to Po -1 comoke for burial after service at the Lilliston funeral parlors. She is sur vived by two sons, Clyde and William i of Norfolk and California respective ly. Some of the older heads will re member the late Alonza Hughes, as i son ot Mr. Isaac Hughes, who back in the 60’s was a carriage and harness i maker in Pocomoke with a factory located about where the Citizens Na ; tional Bank now stands. Other sons j of the elder Hughes were Walter and Calvin, both now dead.