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UNITED STATES • DEFENSE * SOftißS AND STAMPS I|||P A DEMOCRATIC NEWSPAPER WORCESTER DEMOCRAT EST. 1898 THE LEDGER-ENTERPRISE EST 1880 a €hirps ? ’j^ s from the Democrat’s Pen Well, Sir, who ye goin’ to vote fur? 1 suppose I should have said: For whom are you going to vote?” But, very frequently, colloquial forms ot speech do not lend themselves very willingly to correct grammatical us age, so far as that is concerned, tho’, there are many authorities who claim that it makes no difference what sort of vehicle you use to carry your thought from one person to another, just so it gets there. It did not matter for instance, whether A1 Smith pro nounced it “raydiator” or “radiator,” everybody knew what he meant. That's the only thing language is for. However, there is such a thing as pride. There are very few persons who would be satisfied with a jeep, jalopy, jackass, or a junk-wagon, as a means of transportation when they could have a Rolls Royce, Cadillac, Packard, or any other make of de luxe pattern to carry them around. \et the cheaper sort would take them there and bring them back. So, af ter all, it's better to have a linguistic pride as well as other kinds. But I started out to ask you, about next week’s election. Now, some peo ple might think the question that heads this column is rather personal. If you want to know what I think of it, I’m here to tell you I don’t think it’s much of anything, because it will be a year and a day before 111 get an answer to it. If I did get a reply it would be somebody like this: “It’s none of your blankety-blank busi ness.” And that would be about right, wouldn’t it? So, go ahead and vote for whom you please. I thought you might not do this—thus my advice. Well, Sir, need’nt tell me Worcester County residents haven’t been living right. Blest if I don’t believe they are God’s chosen people. All you got to do is to look in the papers at the guys in some other parts of the state, dig ging themselves out of 22 inches 01 snow, and then look at the green peas in your front yard. True, old Jupiter Pluvius gave us a little example ot what he could do, last Sunday. But he got over his tantrums that day—the worst result these being that so many of us were kept from going to church on Palm Sunday. To some, that’s a great deprivation; to others, not so much. In what class do you belong? Come straight! I just want to take this opportuni ty to say to those guys up in Prin cess Anne burg that we people down here know when Blaster comes; and, to prove it, we’ve run another cut on the front page of this issue of the Pocomoke bladder to prove it. We were not after changing the date of this church festival by carrying another cut on our front page last wek. Last Christmas, we used our front page for a full sized cut of Santa Claus, just a little in advance of his heralded annual visit —did it because we had holiday goods to advertise. That good old sheet in the shire town of Somerset pretended to be stood on its head— turned topsy-turvy by our at tempt to upset, in a Rooseveltian way, the calendar year by recognizing a holiday season before it got here, 01 else we were attempting to create an extra holiday—celebrate two Christ mas days. So, in order to prevent them from being attacked by a head ache, we are running another Easter cut to keep from breaking in on the even flow of the days, hours, and minutes. Well, Sir, did any of you people hear those rumblings and feel those vibrations last Monday ? They shook my house and office, and sorta made me sick to my “stummick,” as the gentle rolling in the sea waves might do. I thought perhaps the enemy had crept upon us unawares. I began to think of what I might have done and have not done. I haven’t any sand pile in my back yard. I haven’t any convenient buckets of water, like I ve seen in the old days aboard the steam boats to put out fires. Come to think of it, I have been too sure the foe would never cross this out-of-the-way path and treat us to a dose of bombs and gases. I didn’t find out until to day what it was all about. Somebody told me the rumblings and jumblings came from Abie Flax’ store where two enthusiasts were ar (Continued on Page 8) WORCESTER DEMOCRAT ENTIRE STATE PARALYZED BY BAD WEATHER Twenty-two Inches 01 Snow In Baltimore With Heavy Rains In Other Sections ACCIDENTS CAUSED BY HIGHWAY WET SURFACE Snow and heavy rains over the ! week end paralyzed the entire state, blanketing Baltimore with 22 inches of snow and cutting off from com munication seven upper shore towns. Worcester, Somerset and Wicomi co counties saw only a few flakes of snow but experienced a heavy, driving rain which lasted more than 24 hours. The counties bordering along the Chesapeake Bay were covered by a 6 to 12 inch snow fall which slowed, and in some cases halted vehicular traffic over three fourths of the state, interrupted telephone service, ma rooned hundreds of persons in stalled autos and buses all over Maryland. Rainfall records at the Eastern Shore Experimental Forest indicated (Continued on Page 6) FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MR. JOSEPH BOSTON Funeral sendees will be held from Pitts Creek Presbyterian Church at i Beaver Dam Sunday afternoon at 2.30 'o’clock for Mr. Joseph Boston who died at his home near town Thursday j morning at 6 o’clock. The body will remain at the Den nis & Watson Funeral Home until the hour of sendee. EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM TO REDUCE SPEED For The Purpose Of Prolonging Life On The Highway And Con serving The Gasoline Stock An extensive educational program to stress the necessity of reduced max imum speeds on the highways and the urgency of careful operation of auto mobiles to prolong the life and con servation of gasoline, was recom mended by the Maryland Traffic Safety Commission to Governor Her bert R. O’Conor. The Commission al so gave assurance of full cooperation in the program suggested in Govei*- nor O’Conor’s proclamation which was recently published to conform with the request of President Roose velt for a national maximum speed i-eduction. The Commission will devise plans for constantly reminding the motor ist of his patriotic duty to consei-ve rubber and motor fuels by lower speeds. It has been scientifically prov ed that slow driving decreases tire wear by high percentages. Complete cooperation by the motor ing public will insure their having i motor vehicles available for use a (Continued on Page 8) VINCENT, THE JEWELER i ANNOUNCES CHANGES Mr. James Vincent, who has been occupying the rear of the I. H. Mer rill store, announces this week his removal to the store building on Wil low Street which has been complete ly remodeled and redecorated into an up-to-date Jewelry and Gift shop. His formal opening will be held tomorrow, Saturday, and an invita tion is extended the public to Visit the shop anytime during the day. He has added a number of new lines and is splendidly equipped to do jewelry and watch repair work and carries a fine line of jewelry and gifts for ev ery possible occasion. A souvenir will be given each lady visiting the store on Saturday and at 10.00 p. m. several prizes will be given away. The prizes ai’e valued ifrom 50c to sl9. and everyone will be I eligible. r the: DL COPY WOMAN’S CLUB HOLDS BUSINESS MEETING, APR. 1— Meeting Held In Club Room In Municipal Building With Mrs. Stevenson In ('hair The Woman’s Club of Pocomoke held its business meeting April Ist in | the club room in the Municipal Bldg. Mrs. J. K. Lang and Mrs. W. B. Hancock were . appointed Delegates with Mrs. W. W. Holt and Mrs. C. C. Hall as Alternates, to the Annual Convention of the M. F. W. C. to be held in the Lord Baltimore Hotel, Ap ril 13-15. The club voted to give $25.00 to- I ward the Civilian Defense Fund with which to purchase Medical Supplies (Continued on Page 5) MISS CUNNINGHAM WEDS MR. BRITTINGHAM A marriage was quietly performed I on the 26th day of March, when Miss , Hazel Cunningham, a native of Ten nessee, and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Cunningham, became I the bride of Lewis Bi-ittingham, Jr. son of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Britting ham, Si'., of Pocomoke City. The only attendants were the j bride’s sister, Mrs. Wade Jennings; | i and the groom’s sister, Miss Goldie i Brittingham. They will reside in Pocomoke where : the groom holds a position. TOME SCHOOL IS CONDEMNED FOR USE OF THE NAVY j School Was Closed Due To Unfavorable Condition Ot Finances GOVERNMENT SAID TO HAVE PAID $1,000,000 Tome school, located at Port Depos it, Md., an institution designed by its founder and endower, Jacob Tome, to be a school for the education of the poorer classes, closed its doors last June after an existence of forty-one years. The splendid contribution of Mr. Tome strayed away from its ori ginal purpose. It became the school (Continued on Page 4) UNIVERSITY GLEE CLUB TO BE AT SNOW HILL Sponsored by the Men’s Civic Club j j of Snow Hill, the Men’s Glee Club of ;the University of Maryland, College ! Pai'k, will give a concert in the audi torium of the Snow Hill High School on Saturday, April 11th. The Glee Club is composed of forty members and an orchestra and their I appearance at Snow Hill on April 11th is in line with a Goodwill Tour of Eastern Shore of Maryland towns, which the club plans to make this spring. AN ANNIVERSARY PARTY GIVEN FOR 16TH BIRTHDAY 4 Miss Ruth Annette Heilig And Many Friends Entertained By Miss Heilig's Parents Mr. and Mrs. Simon Heilig enter tained at a formal Friday night, March 27, in honor of their daughter. Miss Ruth Annette Heilig’s sixteenth birthday . The formal was held at Winter Quarters’ Country Club. The Poco moke Swingsters furnished the mu sic for the occasion. Mr. John Rew sang several selections accompanied (Continued on Page 8) 1 AND I HE LEDGER-ENTERPRISf POCOMOKE CITY, MIX, FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 1942 $1.50 VOLUME 62 NO. 14 Izmtn Today is Good Friday, a day observed as the anniversary of the Crucifixion of our Lord. On the third day, he burst the shack les of death and came triumphant from the grave. His death was a sacrifice for the sins of the world, and his mission was to bring “Peace upon Earth and good will to men." “Peace upon Earth!" As man looks out upon the known world, he wonders whether the word, “Peace" has not been erased from the vocabulary of the nations. Whether the instincts of human beings have not reverted to lower types of creation; whether they have lost the image of their Creator and have taken their place alongside the vul tures of the air, the beasts of the jungle, and the scavengers of the deeps. War, with all its horrors, seems to have become a favorite pastime; lives of humans have reached a value on a line with the lowest orders of ex istence; the arenas of conflict are strewn with bodies revealing in their deaths an ut ter disregard of civilized influences; terror ism is now considered one of the weapons of war; propaganda shows the utter con tempt for truth and righteousness; and the warring world seems to have forgotten the birth of a Saviour, His life, death, burial, and resurrection heralding the Easter morn and calling the world to see the peace he of fered, and preaching the doctrine of the Fatherhood of God, and the brotherhood of man. Easter! the very significance of the word is that of life. Its derivation shows it spring from “Eostre," the Teutonic goddess of Spring, the origin of dawn. It marks the season of the year, when after a period of winter gloom and storm, the Earth returns to its day of revival; days when birds begin their nesting and fill the air with songs, joy ous in their hopes of coming family peace and happiness. It is a time of seeding, look ing forward to reaping the rewards of labor and strength; sunshine has taken the place of clouds; grass takes on its verdant hues; balmy airs entice to the wide outdoors; the whole earth reveals its wonderful living op portunities, its unbounded liberality, its in vitation to enjoy the fruits of nature’s limit less supplies . Against that picture we have the whirr of engines astonishing the flights of winged tribes; we have the fields devoted to camps (Continued on Page 4) Enoch Pratt Library Maryland Room. NEWS AND PICTURE SERVICE H. E. HO6LITZELL | DIES AFTER A i LONG ILLNESS! Remains Carried To Bel Air. Md., And Interred In The Family Burial Lot I Mr. Harmon E. Hoblitzel, of this city, died at tho home of his broth er, William A. Hoblitzel, Market St.,; 1 on Tuesday, at the age of 73 years. The deceased was the son of the j late Rev. and Mrs. Solomon A. Hob litzell, and was born in Barren Creek ' Springs (now Mai'della) on July 3, j 1868. Mr. Hoblitzell was barely in hisL teens, when an ailment developed j !which defied any effective treatment!, (Continued on Page 5) \ MRS. BAUERNSCHMIDT \ TO ADDRESS LOCAL CLUB : i ! The Pocomoke City Woman’s Club . j cordially extends to the Worcester 5 County club an invitation to attend: their April meeting in the Pocomoke City High School, Wednesday, April ! Bth, at 2.30 P. M. The Pocomoke Club is fortunate in having secured Mrs. William Bauern- j schmidt, of Baltimore as guest speak- j jer for the occasion. And they wish to share the opportunity to hear Mrs. Bauemschmidt with the other club j women of the county. LOCAL BOARD SENDS WARNING ! TO REGISTRANTS All Registrants Must Receive Mail At Address Given To The Board EMPLOYERS WARNED AS TO QUESTIONNAIRE i The Local Selective Service Board i is already sending out questionnaires to those men who registered in the third registration. These new ques- j tionnaires are returnable within ten days after the date they are mailed ; by the Local Board. In this connection the Local Board - issued two warnings, one to regis (Continued on Page 4) SPECIAL IjEASTERj SERVICES SUNDAY AT SALEM Salem Methodist Church will have special Easter Day Service Sunday. The full choir will have three special numbers in the morning sei'vice and two specials for the evening. There will be a class to be received into membership and the pastor will ! speak on “The Life Beyond” at the 111 o’clock service and “The Life that, ; Cannot be Destroyed” in the evening, j j The public is cordially invited. ; COUNTVSALVAGE COMMITTEE IS APPOINTED The County Salvage Committee Has John S. Whaley As Chairman Of Group The Worcester County Salvage ■ I Committee is composed of the follow ing members: John S. Whaley, Chair- < 5 man; Arthur C. Humphreys, Supt. of , ! Schools; Robert T. Grant, County • i Farm Agent; and the following rep ’ resentatives from white schools: Verlin C. Krabill, Pocomoke City ■ High School; Annie L. Ross, Poco- . moke City Elementary School; O. ] Perry Simmons, Snow Hill High ! j School; Lottie F. Holston, Newark j School; Elizabeth G. Bishop, Bishop- - ville School; Mary N. Hyland, Stock- i (Continued on Page 5) 1 masm UNITED STATES DEFENSE BONDS A N O STAMPS ! 111 1 CONGREGATIONAL MEETING IS HELD THURSDAY, 26TH Bethany Methodist Church Elects Hon. M. L. Veasy As Delegate To Conference WM. A. HOBLITZELL APPOINTED TREASI RER A good percentage of the member ship of Bethany Methodist Church at tended the members annual meeting held in the social hall of the church Thursday night of last week. The meeting opened with a supper served by the Woman’s Society of Christian Service at 6.45 p. m. Dr. Jones, Dis trict Superintendent, was present and addressed the members. At the business meeting which fol lowed the supper the former Board of Stewards was reelected with the ex ception of Mr. J. A. Davis, deceased, and Mr. Paul Cutler, who is now a ! member of the U. S. Army stationed at Fort Knox, Kentucky. Milton L. Veasey was named dele gate to attend the conference to be (Continued on Page 8) FORMER LOCAL HOTEL MAN DIES IN SOUTH i News reached this city this week of the sudden death of Dr. C. D. Deßris ay, at Lake City, S. C., on Sunday 1 last, particulars of which are not now available. Dr. Deßrisay will be remembered as the proprietor of the Parker House, this city at one time. ,He married Mrs. Anne Scott, also of this city. I C. AND R MANAGER IS AWARDED A BRONZE MEDAL • j Samuel U. Schultz Saves Life Of Man With Vein Severed In An Auto Accident Samuel U. Schultz, 200 Fifth St., Laurel, Md., manager of the Laurel business office of the Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Company of Bal timore City, has been awarded a 1 bronze Vail medal in recognition of the initiative and fortitude he dis played in rendering assistance to a j soldier who was a victim of an auto | mobile • accident. According to an announcement by i A. B. Haneke, vice president and gen- I eral manager of the company, Mr. Schultz and a fellow employee were returning to Laurel from Fort Meade on December 2, 1941 when they came upon an automobile wreck which had apparently taken place only a few minutes before. Soldiers who had been passing were removing two injured soldiers from the wrecked car. Mr. Schult# and his companion got out of their car to see if they could be of as sistance. Standing beside the wrecked car was a soldier bleeding profusely from a wound in the side of his neck. As soon as Schultz saw the condition of (Continued on Page 4) FIREMEN’S SUPPER TAKES PLACE ON APRIL 9TH Attention is again called to the an nual Firemen’s Supper which will be held at ''the Fire House Thursday might, April 9th beginning at 5 p. m. The menu will include roast chicken, waffles, ham, deviled eggs, peas, cole slaw, hot rolls, ice cream, cake and coffee. Members of the Fire Company and the Ladies Auxiliary are making j plans to accomodate a large crowd. They have the reputation of serving a splendid repast and this year will |be no exception. There will be plenty 1 to eat and the menu is a most temp ting one. Keep the date in mind, Thursday, April 9th and don’t let any thing interfere with t your attending this annual supper.