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' DEFENSE * BONDS AND STAMPS H|l' A DEMOCRATIC NEWSPAPER WORCESTER DEMOCRAT EST, 1898 THELEDGER-ENTERPRISKEST 1880 “Chirps'’^* from the Democrat’s Pen Well, Sir, did any of you people ever hear persons expressing deep re gret that they were “born a genera tion too soon?” If you did, you, of course, know they were bewailing the fact that the years had so piled them selves on their backs, they were un able to enjoy the delights of the pres eut day, which delights seemed far more intensive than those of last cen tury*—the days of the 80’s and 90’s. But, I’m here to tell you those old days had something to recommend them also. In proof of that, one of my good friends brought me a bill of items purchased back in the 50’s— -1861, to be exact, and as I read it, it made, even me, sigh for the good old days. The first item on this bill—dated November 18, 1851, almost a century ago—“3s gallons of whiskey at 25 cents a gallon”, amounting to $8.75. Boy, O Boy! Why I paid—l mean I was with a man not long ago who, I saw, paid 50c for one little drink, a bout two fingers. He had to buy an other one in order to make it feel fa miliar to his throat. But, “25 cents a gallon!” Wonder wbat sort of “pizen” that was. I reckon it had the kick of a mule, the explosive strength of TNT, the ex hilaration of a plane flight, and cal culated to “lay you by” for, at least, 48 hours after taking. But, doesn’t that price sound alluring? Why, when you went to the place where that was sold, the merchant must have handed out a dipper, pointed to a barrel, and told the purchaser to help himself, collecting 25 cents per dipper, making money at the price be_ cause he knew the drinker would be snoozing under a haystack long be fore swallowing eight pints. Just think, how 25 cents against about sls make the old times glow with entranc ing splendor. There was still another item on that aged and infirm bill: “One barrel of Hour, $4.25”. Just think of the pan cakes, doughnuts, fluffy rolls, angel cake, short cake, ash cake, and a thousand other things you could make “back in the old days”, out of a bar rel of flour! Now-a-days you’d have to shell out about $12.00 for the wheat product. Back in those day, tho’, “Old Dobbin” carried the wheat to the mill; the miller took his toll, gTound the rest up for you, and you went home happy. Compare the old water-turned wheel to the oil-burning engine of today; compare the old mill-house on the dam side with the buildings in Pocomoke, and you have the answer. We come to another very interest ing record: “500 segars, $1.62%.” Caluculate, you mathematicians, just bow much that would be per “seegar” —just a fraction of one-third of a cent. Can you imagine the effluvia arising from the weed that went into the manufacture of one of those smokes? Why, in about five min utes your head plus your stomach would be on the bum. Just one good effect of those would be to make a man swear off forever and a day. I don’t know whether these would make I you sigh for the good old days or not. s Maybe, one of Cuba’s best is more at tractive. These farmers’ wives ought to be asnamed of themselves collecting 40 cents per pound for butter. Back there in the “good old days”, 14 cents was a standard price. And it was good butter, too. No oleomargarine, in those pats of cow product. On the bill I have before me, 98 pounds of butter sold for $13.72. Just think of the pleasure of eating buckwheat cakes, soaked in butter at that price. I eat a dozen now; no telling how* many with 14-cent butter. The only drawback would be a possible indiges. tion. Here’s another item which makes you look back toward the old time and weep: “98 pounds of bacon at 12 j cents a pound!” You know, I believe it would taste better at that price, don’t you? Now-a-days, these store keepers make you pay 30 cents for it. That’s enough to make the pig squeal if it were alive; it being dead, we do the squealing. But it’s no use. The price stays put. Again, think of this: “114 pounds of cheese at 8 cents a pound!” That explains the popularity of cheese and crackers as a lunch—good one, too — in the days of “ye olde time.” Some j people preferred one of the big old, (Continued on Page 8) j! WORCESTER DEMOCRAT 45 SURVEYORS ARE ENCAMPED j NEAR HERE These Surveys Are 100%, At Present And For Duration For The Armed Forces MELT. G. VV. LOVESEE IS CHIEF OF THE SURVEY A field party of the U. S. Coast and Geodetic Survey is camped at the Y on highway 113 just east of Poco moke City. About 45 surveyors, ' many with their wives and children ' are living in tents and trailers there. I They moved there from Cambridge and have been arriving since the 21st * of April. They will remain about two weeks to establish latitude and 1 longitude stations in this vicinity. Their surveys at present and for the duration are 100% for the armed forces. However, the marks are per manent and will be just as valuable in peace time for the local federal, state, and municipal surveyors. These i marks are used as a starting point for detailed surveys. The marks are from 5 to 10 miles apart. To locate them it is necessary to build steel towers from 50 to 125 feet in height. These towers serve as a tripod for the surveying instruments and can be built in one day by a crew of 5 to 6 men. They remain standing about a week and then are dismantled and (Continued on Page 8) LOCAL WOMAN’S CLUB TO HOLD GARDEN PARTY The Woman’s Club of Pocomoke will hold its annual Garden Party Friday, May Ist at the Winter Quar ters Club House, at two o’clock in the afternoon. Games, including bridge, 500, rook and Chinese checkers, will be played and arrangements will be made to entertain any size party, i Other entertainment has also been | planned and door prizes will be given. The price of admission is 30c per person. Those wishing to make re servation do so at once by calling the chairman, Mrs. Clarence E. Dun can, telephone 160. DR. LLEWELYN IS COMMISSIONED IN MEDICAL CORPS | Governor O’Conor Has Issued Commissions To Thirty Of ficers In Guard Completing the commissioning oft | officers held in abeyance until the survey of the State Guard by the l War Department was finished, Gover nor Herbert R. O'Conor has issued I commissions to thirty officers. All | of the commissions were recommend ed through the usual military chan nels. Thirteen of the commissions i were original ones and the remain j ing seventeen were permanent com i missions, in each case a probationary period having expired with satisfac-! tory showing by the officers. It had been requested of the Gov ernor that further commissions not be signed while the War Department survey was underway. The survey when completed showed the State Guard to be of unusually high stand i ing, and the Army officers making the survey complimented the Guard on its training, proficiency and handl (Continued on Page 8) SALEM METHODISTS ARE URGED TO ATTEND SUNDAY The members of Salem Methodist Church are urged to be present at the morning service Sunday. The pastor will preach on “The Building Church” and he wants his members to hear it. In the evening the Methodist Youth will meet at 6:i5 and at 7:30 Rev.,; Wootten will be the guest speaker at! i Bethany. N | 1 5c THt copy ———————————— The Pledge lo IPemaeravg ~. Slave Van Signed Vaunt? — pledge for regular investment in DEFENSE SAVINGS BONDS NOTE—This is not an order form. The Signer will buv Defense Savings Bonds by one of the methods listed below: ©s*l*il]VAL To aid the National Defense, I pledge that Sena to Treararr Dept. 1 6 ’ (CONFIDENTIAL) I will invest the sum of $ in Defense Savings Bonds (or Stamps) each ii —i I will buy these Bonds: Jj=j *^ lth 0 Prom a poet office, bank, or other ales h O By mail from the Treasurer of the United States, Washington, D. C. Q Under a Pay-RoJ! Savings Plan (or other similar arrangement for regular purrhaMng/ in ,f - vou ar * al*dy Pe . effect at my place of employment: chasing Defense Bonds systematically, please '—l indicate the type of 0 Through a regular purchase plan installed by the following organization: .’’fta^heck ,. , here. Q (>•■* 4 aiuicMksi * (Adinmj ' I will faithfully fulfill this pledge for the duration of the War or so long as I am financially able to do so. BUY (Oilm mamm) (Middle vmu.l flaw omr (SttMand (dtV) '(Smi j (Name of Organization and Agent Securing Pledge) bTfTs. lis *■ wtnirtit Mtima* mm 10—3R878-1 — NEW PLEDGE CARD FOR BONDS AND STAMPS: Above is a facsimile of a pledge card, calling for the systematic purchase of Defense jßonds and Stamps, which every American citizen is now being asked to sign. The country must have billions of dollars tr carry on the war. When you are approached be stits you sign one of these pledge cards for as much as you possibly can 1 MISS LOUISE McKINNEY’S ENGAGEMENT ANNOUNCED I The following announcement con tained in a Springfield, Ohio, paper twill be of interest to Pocomoke peo , Pie: Attorney and Mrs. Otho McKinney are announcing the engagement of their daughter, Anna Louise, to Dr. ( Charles Hilton Turner, son of Mrs. Chauncey Turner. Miss McKinney was prominent in social activities at ; Muskingum College, from which she I was graduated in 1941, and was chos en homecoming queen during her sophomore year. She is now a mem ber of the Greensburg High School faculty. Mr. Turner received his degree in optometry from the Northern Illinois School of Optometry in 1941 and is now associated as staff sergeant with the medical detachment of the Army. No definite date has been set for the wedding. Mrs. Chauncey Turner was the for mer Miss Lucille Young of this city and the late Mr. Turner was also a resident of Pocomoke for a number of years. JUNIOR LEAGUE^ ! OF CITY HEBREWS HOSTS SUNDAY, 19 The Guest Speaker For The Evening Was Kabbi Stephen Sherman. Of Salisbury The Junior League of the Poco moke Hebrew Congregation entertain ed aproximately SO guests at a Vic tory Dinner, on Sunday, April 19th, at the Pocomoke Synagogue. Those present were guests from Pocomoke i City, Princess Anne, Crisfield, Snow Hill, Salisbury and Exmore. Also in-j eluded among the guests were 13 sol- j diers from Westover Camp, includ- j ing Father Horn. Chaplain. Father Horn gave an interesting talk con-1 I ceming the morale of citizens on the home front, and called on every citi zen at home to write letters more of ten to their loved ones in the fight ing forces. The guest speaker lor the evening (Continued on Page 5) CORPORAL C. H. PRUITT ILL IN ALASKA HOSPITAL Corporal Clifton Howard Pruitt, j son of Mr. and Mrs. John E. Pruitt, j of Greenbackville, Va., stationed at I Umnak Island. Alaska, in a letter to j his parents this week, told them that he is ill in a hospital there. The extent of his illness is not known but his many friends hope it j is slight. Corporal Pruitt has had five years j; service in the U. S. Army and was | transferred to the West Coast the i first of this year. AND THE LEDGER-ENTERPRISE POCOMOKE CITY, MD„ FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 1942 SERVICE BOARD IS NOW READY j FOR 4TH DRAFT Prof. Verlin C. Krabill And Henry P. Walters, Esq., Are Pocomoke Registrars SUNDAY AND MONDAY REGISTRATION DAYS ,| The local Selective Service Board announced on Tuesday that all was in j readiness for the Fourth Registration under the Selective Service Law, which will be held in Worcester Coun ty on Sunday, April 26th and Monday, April 27th. This registration, as was , the last one, is conducted under the ! supervision of the Chairman of the Local Board, who is Chief Registrar, and is assisted by numerous assistant chief registrars and registrars. The assistant chief registrars appointed for the coming registration at the several places are as follows: j Pocomoke City: Messrs. Verlin C. Krabill and Henry P. Walters. Bishopville: Miss Elizabeth Bishop and Mr. Harry R. Ringler. Ocean City: Messrs. Elwood B, Mason and John P. Whaley. Berlin: Messrs. John L. Sanford, Jr., and Harold B. Scarborough. Newark: Miss Lottie Holston and , Mr. Sidney E. Collins. Snow Hill: Messrs. Ben T. Truitt (Continued on Page 5) BOARD ALLOWS THE COUNTY 96 TIRES; 89 TUBES Besides These, Forty Retreads, Are Awarded. Of These Pocomoke Gets Share Trucks Ti Tu !C. R. Turner, Berlin 11 j ,H. E. Hall, Berlin, 2 2 H. E. Bradford, Berlin 1 1 1 J. W. Strader, Berlin 2 0 R. F. Powell, Berlin 3 3 S. W. Murray, Berlin 2 2 j R. J. Davis, Berlin 4 0 H. Littleton, Berlin 11 R. F. Powell, Berlin 5 5 S. Palmer, Berlin 11 Harrison Nurseries, Berlin 2 2 G. T. Nock, Berlin 11 W. L. Bunting, Bishop 2 1 J. A. Latchum, Bishop 0 2 E. Bunting, Bishop 11 H. E. Brasure, Bishop 2 2 J. H. Bunting, Showed 11 E. Hastings, O. City 2 2 D. C. Harmon, O. City 11 j D. P. Bishop, O. City 11 J. E. Devereaux, Snow Hill 2 2 P. W. Dryden, Snow Hill 11 Farmers Supply Co. S. Hill 2 2 j C. M. Hudson, Snow Hill 2 2 (Continued on Page 8) . ( CORPORAL BOUNDS TAKES MISS RICKHARD FOR BRIDE A military wedding, of interest * j here, took place at noon Saturday, ' April eighteenth when Miss Margaret Rickhard and Corp James W. Bounds, of Laurel, Del., formerly of Pocomoke j! City, were united in marriage. The ceremony was performed in the Episcopal Church at Laurel by the Rev. H. V. Clary, rector of St. Mary’s j Church, Pocomoke City. j The groom is the son of Mrs. Jas. > W. Bounds, and the late Mr. Bounds, former residents of this city. He is j at present in the Marine Corps, sta j' tioned at Lewes, Del. i 1 Those from here who attended the , wedding and also the reception which - followed at the home of the groom’s ~ mother were: Mr. and Mrs. Clarence s E. Robertson, Sr., Mr. and Mrs. Clar ; I ence E. Robertson, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. 3 George Twilley, Mrs. R. Harlan Rob , ertson, Rev. and Mrs. H. V. Clary and t son. * i B. G. TURLINGTON DIED ON SUNDAY 1 AT HIS RESIDENCE Funeral Services Were Held From The Remson Methodist I Church, Tuesday P. M. Beverly G. Turlington died Sunday i evening at his home in Welbournei after a lingering illness of a few years. He was born near Modest! Town, Accomack County in 1892, and is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Wil-! liam Turlington. In 1396 his parents I moved with their family to Welbourne i where they have been actively engag- 1 | ed in farming ever since. Mr. Turlington was known for his kindly nature, greeting his visitors ■ one and all with a smile, even a few hours before his passing. Funeral [services were held from the Remson Methodist Church of ' which he was a member, at three o’clock Tuesday afternoon, conducted 1 by the Rev. John H. Whedbee. In (Continued on Page 5) MISS KILMON BRIDE OF PRIVATE EDWIN CROSSE; c Mr. George L. Kilmon announces I the marriage of his daughter, Mar garet Frances Kilmon, of Pocomoke 1 City, to Pvt. Edwin Crosse, of Me- c Kanda, Illinois, which took place Sat- i urday evening, April 18th at 5 o’clock i at the Baptist parsonage, the Rev. ! John A. Ditto officiating. fc The bride was attractively attired in a traveling suit of copen blue, with 1< accessories to match. Her bouquet was gardenias. I Immediately following the cere- n | mony a reception was held at the bride’s home. They will reside in Po- n comoke for the present. ' ii NEWS AND PICTURE SERVICE $1.50 y TA OYSTER ROAST FOR THE SOLDIERS BY ROTARIANS Local C lub Also Went To Cris field Wednesday Evening For The Inter-City Meeting The soldier boys, quartered in the local Armory, were treated to an oys- j ter roast by the local Rotary Club , on Monday evening last. The feast * a -taged at the canning establish ment of Mason and Company, and was most successfully carried out. The Pennsylvania natives may have had some difficulty in getting inside the bivalves, but with the help of the Sho’ denizens, everybody was satis fied and pleased. The local Rotarians joined Princess Anne and Crisfield in an inter-city meeting on Wednesday evening last, (Continued on Page 8) MISS MARTHA A. HALL WEDS MR. 0. G. PUSEY A pretty but quiet wedding was 1 ! solemnized Saturday evening last j when Miss Martha Anne Hall, daugh ’ ter of Mrs. Minnie G. Hall of this city and the late Samuel F. Hall, be came the bride of Mr. Otis Graf ton Pusey, formerly of Salisbury. The ceremony was performed at the home of Rev. Elmer Pryor, in Poco moke. Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Johnson were the only attendants. The bride wore navy with match ing accessories and a corsage of car nations and pink rose buds. Mr. and Mrs. Pusey have return ed from a brief honeymoon ar.d are making their home in Pocomoke where the groom is employed by the Worcester Fertilizer Company. AMERICANILEGION AUXILIARY MET ON TUESDAY LAST Program Following Business Meeting Under Direction Of Mrs. Grady E. Powell The regular meeting of the Amer ican Legion Auxiliary was held Tues day evening at 8 o'clock in the Mu nicipal Building. Mrs. Roy Mason, president, pre -1 sided at the business meeting and the program which followed was under the chairmanship of Mrs. Grady Pow ell. Mrs. Powell presented the sub ject “Patriotism” followed by group i singing of America. Mr. John Row entertained with ! three songs which were popular dur- 1 ■ ing the first World War “Keep the Home Fires Burning,” "Long, Long j j Trail”, and “Till We Meet Again” | and a group of songs which are pop- j ular during the present war “Pll Re ! member When”, “I’ll Pray For You,’) ! and "The White Cliffs of Dover.” He was accompanied by Mrs. Anna G. ’ McClure. Miss Peggy Renninger also enter- 1 tained with a reading “Lincoln’s Get tysburg Address.” The program was brought to a close by the singing of “Star Spangled Banner.” TUBERCULOSIS CUNICS FOR MONTH OF MAY The tuberculosis clinic for Worces ter County will be held on May 11, 1942 at 10:00 A. M. This month the clinic will take place at Health De partment Office in Snow Hill. This is one of the clinics that are ! 1 held every month in all the counties 1 of Maryland by the Maryland Tuber- : culosis Association. All of these clin- 1 ics are free. ■ Dr. Paul Cohen, the clinician, will be in charge of the examinations. 1 Other clinics will be held as fol- i lows: 1 Princess Anne, May 12, County c Health Office, at 10 o’clock in the i i morning. 1 Salisbury, May 15, Health Depart- i inent Office, Court House, at 9 o’clock t in the morning. i ■rrrpv UNITED STATES DEFENSE BONDS AND STAMPS 9l|l'- VOLUME 62 NO. 17 PUBLIC SCHOOLS TO CLOSE WEEK MAY ELEVENTH Names Of Prospective Grad uates And The Dates For C ommencements Given POCOMOKE HIGH HAS 43 THAI WILL GRADUATE The public schools of Worcester i County will close on Monday, May 11, 1942, and commencements will be held as follows: Pocomoke City, May 11; ; i Snow Hill, May 11; Berlin, May 11; , Stockton, May 8; and Ocean City, May ’ 8. The prospective graduates in the high schools are as follows: ; POCOMOKE HIGH SCHOOL, Academic: John H. Clarke, Jr., Verlin ’ Arnold Krabill, John Richard Rew, 4th, John Teagle Smullin, 3rd, Ruth Parks Callahan, Lydia Elizabeth Den ston, Ida Louise East, Betty Rae Leister, Winifred Frances Townsend, r Phyllis Shaw Vincent, Elizabeth Ann Wootten. Commercial: Martin King Cole, i Frederick Charles Hill, Madge Leigh t Bailey, Iva Jane Denston, Winifred ■ Elizabeth Ennis, Emma Lee Howard, > Margaret Lee Linton, Margaret Jean • Littleton, Mary Beatrice Morse, Mil ■ dred Louise Niblett, Mark Katherine Schoolfield, Mary Francis Scott, ! Catherine Mae Smack, Juanita Stur (Continued on Page 8) i EMPLOYMENT COMMISSION TO GIVE TESTS FOR JOB ’ | At a date to be announced later, ' | a test will be given by the State Em : ployment Commission to applicants for a position, the duties of which are to operate and maintain a power operated drawbridge, and to perform related work as required. The salary i will be $720 per annum, and applica -1 tions must be in by April 30. ; The test is open to all counties on 1 ! the Eastern Shore and to Anne Arun | del and Harford on the Western I Shore. Additional information and . blanks can be obtained from State ’ Employment Commissioner, 22 Light j Street Baltimore, Md. FAL STUDENTS OF THE SCHOOLS LISTFD MAY 1 Hours Of Registration Will Be From 9 A. M., To 3 P. M., With One Hour At Noon . May Ist will be Registration Day at the Elementary School for all chil dren who will enter school in Sep tember for the first time. The hours iof registration will be from 9 A. M. : to 12 noon and 1 P. M. to 3:30 P. M. All parents are urged to bring their i children to register on that day, as after the registration the children will be taken over to the Health Cen ! ter and be given a Medical Examina tion, by Dr. Louis G. Llewelyn and his staff, free of charge, and whatever physical defects are found will be re (Continued on Page 8) IMPROVEMENT TO THE FLOOR OF DRAW BRIDGE A much needed improvement is be ing made in the draw bridge over the Pocomoke river at this city. The old plank floor is being re moved and one of steel is taking its place. This, more than anything else, resembles lattice work, with oblong openings measuring about 2 inches square and the depth is 5 inches. It was thought at first by many that these squares were to be filled in by concrete or some other mixture, but a representative of the “Demo crat” was informed they would re main open. This covering seems to be what is needed for a lasting floor, and the noise of rattling boards as traffic passes to and fro, will become a thing of the past.