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FROM OUR EXCHANGES iO-MILE SPEED LAW IN EEFEGT IN VIRGINIA A rigid 10 mile-an-hour speed lim it for all vehicles went into effect last week throughout Virginia, Gov ernor Darden announced after confer ring by telephone with Leon Hen derson, administrator of the Office <of Price Administration in Washing lon. Highway officers made state ments warning Shore motorists to ■this effect. The Governor said he would di-aft an executive order probably at once setting the speed limit and warned that it would be enforced from the time it became effective. The regu lation will be in line with a request from President Roosevelt in March asking for a reduction in speed lim its to 40 miles an hour. In a last minute amendment to the speed lim it bill introduced in the General As sembly by Delegate E. B. Moore, of Berryville, the Governor was given authority to reduce the State limit to 40 miles if he deemed it necessary. The Governor said he had consid ered leaving the maximum speed for buses at 45 miles an hour in order not to disrupt interstate schedules, but he said he had concluded that the additional five miles per hour per mitted buses would not give enough additional service to compensate for the added consumption of rubber. The Governor’s telephone conver sation with Mr. Henderson resulted from a call which Mr. Darden made to Marvin Mclntyre, presidential secretary, to learn the views of Fed eral authorities on tire conservation by means of speed regulations. Mr. j Mclntyre, an old friend of Mr. Dar den, said he would take up the mat- j ter with Mr. Henderson, who called the Virginia Governor a few minutes; later. Mr. Henderson said the 40-mile-an-, hour limit would save gas and rubber; both of which are important wartime commodities, and expressed the view that an additional five miles per hour for buses would not provide sufficient extra service to compensate for the faster consumption of rubber. The price administration official said that the wear on tires increases decisively beyond a speed of 40 miles an hour and urged that speed as the overall limit. Under the terms of the Moore bill, ‘ the speed of passenger cars and bus es would have been reduced to 45 miles an hour and the speed to trucks would have been cut. to 40 miles an j hour effective at midnight Thursday of last week. WORK ON WIDENING HIGHWAY BEING PUSHED The work on widening the state highway between Accomac and Tasley to three lanes is being pushed quite j rapidly. By the end of last week concrete had been poured on nearly all of it. Cottons and linens need not be boil-! ed each time, if they have had a hot rinse after washing. ■'! . j "We don’t use the rest of the house since we made the porch our summer living room/ 1 Why not enjoy the full benefits of your porch. Paint it with DAVIS of BALTIMORE floor and deck enamel the finish that is waterproof, weatherproof and scuff proof. No matter what weather—no matter how many dirty footsteps— no matter what is spilled—you can keep your long lasting DAVIS Enamel bright and clean ly an occasional mopping! So inexpensive, too. Enough Floor and Deek Enamel for a porch of 225 square feet costs only about $2. Your choice of smartly styled colors. FREE: A clever Hide booklet, “Character Analysis Through Color” by Faber Birren. Come i.t for your copy. ROGER W. LANKFORD Pocomoke City Hardware Maryland MRS. R. E. POWEI.L DIES IN SALISBURY Funeral services for Mrs. Murray Estelle Powell were held at the Wi comico Presbyterian Church, Sunday, afternoon at four o’clock. The ser vices were conducted by the Rev. Dr. Thomas A. Williams, pastor of the, church, with which she had been a; member for seventy-six years. Inter-! . ment was in the family lot in the' Presbyterian Churchy a r d , where , many of the families, prominent in the church are laid to rest. Mrs. Powell had been ill for about eight weeks prior to her death which occurred at her home on the corner of North Division and Broad Sts., Thursday evening, April 9th. Mrs. Powell was the daughter of; the late Samuel Gordy and his wife, j \ Leah Mcßride Gordy, daughter of the j late Thomas Humphreys, father of j the late Humphrey Humphreys, Geo. j Washington Humphreys and Dr. Ca- j thell Humphreys. Mrs. Powell was I born in Salisbury on March 25th, 1852, and reached her ninetieth birthday a few weeks prior to her death. She was the widow of the late; Robert E. Powell, one of Salisbury’s l j leading business men, and the found- j er of the large department store of j R. E. Powell & Co., which he, togeth-j er with his brothers the late Irvin! S. Powell and James L. Powell and the late Samuel E. Gordy, brother of; the deceased —all born merchants— ! ! built into one of the largest business- ; !es of its class on the Shore, i Mrs. Powell is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Daniel Burton Can- 1 non; a grandson, Robert Ennals Pow- J ell Cannon, now stationed at Fort Meade with the 29th Division, U. S. A., finance office. Mr. William S. Gordy, Jr., president of the Salisbury National Bank is a nephew and Miss Nancy Murray Gordy, Walnut Street, Salisbury, is a niece. 14-YEAR-OLD BOY IS VICTIM OF BULLET ; A detail of soldiers making a tour of vacant properties last week found a 14-year-old boy who, according to ■ state police, had fatally shot himself ! because of an unrequitted school-day \ love. [ The youth, Melvin, Baker, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Baker, of Collins-j ville, near Georgetown, died of wounds of the head Thursday night; in the Milford Memorial Hospital, about eight hours after his body was found. He was a ninth grade pupil at the Georgetown school. A note, the contents of which po- j lice withheld, told of his futile affec-: j tion for a schoolmate. , Sergt. Harold L. Waring and Pri- vates Edward Yers, James Bell and : Irving Zudeck, making a daily inspee- < tion of empty buildings, saw the body of the youth protruding from a side < room as they entered a vacant house about two miles from Georgetown. The boy was unconscious as they ! took him to the office of Dr. G. M. Valkenburg, who administered treat ment and then ordered the boy remov ed to a hospital. State police said the boy was last seen riding his bicycle and carrying a rifle ove T ’ his shoulder. ■wauMfg'ipiWT - 71 : “'neu) Ipm r Ry RUDULPH PELL ELLIS-“The Host cf New York' ...— I </ NOTE: This is the first of a scries of columns about New York, written from the standpoint of what surveys have shown the visitor to New York is interested in. When the World’s Fair was on during 1939 and 1940 millions of persons visited New York. But the surprising fact developed that these visitors were far more interested in New York City and its vast im provements. buildings, shops and museums, its Greenwich Village spots and its Times Square attrac tions than they were in a $l5O,- J 000,000.00 exhibi tion. Visitors peculiar trait about New Yorkers. They are self centered. They think what interests them will interest out of town visi tors. Even editors on our great metropolitan papers seem to be bitten by the same bug. Their idea is that since a great bridge or new highway or tunnel interests New Yorkers —as improved facilities naturally do in this tremendously crowded area people elsewhere have the same interest when they think of New York. And in this they are woefully mistaken. A’ very comprehensive survey made by the Merchants Association here sustains this contention. So with the columnists who write New York columns, syndicated throughout the country- Their chatter is about night clubs and Broadway personalities; and yet the visitor survey mentioned above gave the night clubs a rating of 1.6 percent. Or one person in sixtyt This writer had occasion to get the reaction of a great many thousands of visitors in the Fair in 1939 and 1940; and his experi ence checks with the Merchants Association survey. He found that even the Broadway shows got but scant attention. One person in twenty ranked them of prime interest. But the fact remains that Ameri cans like to visit New York, even if they don’t do the things that New' Yorkers do when they get here. Figures issued by the New < York Transit Commission show BRONZE TABLET MARKS site where Mr. Makemie resided in RESIDENCE OF ORGANIZER Onancock. The marker was erected by the Makemie Memorial Associa- A bronze marker with granite base tion - Suitable exercises dedicating it was erected in Onancock last week wiH be held at an earl >' date to Rev. Francis Makemie, organizer of Presbyterianism in the United One should never look at a soul fie States. The marker is on the proper- f° r twenty minutes. Always open the ty of Miss Manie Fosque on Market oven door carefully, for souffles fall Street and is supposed to be near the. easily. f | ! We Confess j —To Our Mistake In Fashion Buying | -And We Thaw A Bomb Into Prices! 3 Dresses For The Price Of One, I There's no need of breast of | longer. We " ,a |' a \nsTAKE. We thought I 11: as weU as suits: you have in 1 you d like dresses this year you ■ ! 1 We’re and sl^tjhS^Kes I tef afford, no “atter what hind of budget you I have. In this exciting fashion lo y but you >n many not-to-be-had-again vtoo •• • c \ ear , | ztst^f&rsrjssi.’s. 1 SK ..... j 4..00 7° o Former Prices Up To Former Prices Up To j 12.95 U ' y I io-°° i4°° I Former Prices Up To Former Prices Up To 25.00 18-°° Former Prices Up To 39.95 ll SALISBURY WORCESTER DEMOCRAT, POCOMOKE CITY, MARYLAND that during 1910 an average of over 50,000 out of town visitors came to New’ York every one of the 366 days in the year—a grand total of 18,300,000 visitors. There would seem to be a need for a New York column which will be written from the standpoint of what interests these visitors, rather than from what interests the resident of this big burg. It i 3 with this in mind that this column is started. We want to tell you about what’s new in New York; but we want to do that about the things we believe and our experi ence indicates you will be in terested in. However —and this is the crux of the matter —we do not want to make the mistake of imagining that we can read our readers’ minds. We believe we learned something about the visitor’s wishes and tastes the last three years. That will be enough to start on. But if this column is to interest and serve you —and that is the only excuse for its publication—it will be necessary for us to get together. Don’t leave me guessing about what interests or would interest you about New York. Write and tell me. Most columnists have a horror of letter writers —unless they are “fan mail ', telling them how good they are. This Columnist is different. What he wants to hear from you is stuff starting like this: “Why don’t you tell us about etc., etc.” Or he will welcome inquiries about anything in New York. These inquiries will all receive personal attention and will be replied to by letter. And you need not enclose a stamp for reply! We shall consider it a real help to us in writing our column. Your inquiries will be the best indica tion in the world as to what in terests people away from New York about things here. And that, dear reader, is what this column wants to give its readers. We are at war. We may have to forego many things. But there is one thing that will not be cur tailed; and that is travel. Travel tends towards national unity. W. Bruce MacNamee, Chief, United States Travel Bureau, writing in the New York Times, says: “A united and determined nation shares the intense conviction of its leaders in Washington that our victory program takes precedence over all else. Inextricably asso ciated with this thought is the en couraging realization that travel is one industry which can continue, and perhaps even expand, without impairing our war efforts.” Mr. Ellis will be glad to ansiver any inquiries. Address him at 130 West 42 nd St., New York, N. Y. ! VACCINATION SHOULD RECEIVE DUE ATTENTION If you have not been vaccinated a gainst typhoid fever within the last two or three years, Dr. R. 11. Riley, Director of the State Health Depart ment, advises you to go to your doc tor or the nearest health officer and have him give you the three ‘shots’ that will protect you against the di sease. This advice is addressed particular ly to boy scouts, girl scouts and other I youngsters who are looking forward I to spring and summer hikes and trips. But it is meant also for others, young | or older, whose business or pleasure takes them to places where there may be doubt as to the purity or safety of the water supply or as to the care with which food is handled. “You take typhoid byway of the mouth,” Dr. Riley explained. “It is larely contracted in any other way. ; You drink, or eat. the disease-produc mg germs in water, or milk, or in other foods contaminated by dis charges from the kidneys and bowels lof persons ill with typhoid, or from | others, no longer ill. but who have I had the disease and who continue, at times, to discharge the germs. Such ! persons are known as ‘carriers.’ “If these discharges are not care fully disinfected and carefully dispos ed of, the disease-producing germs may seep into the water supply or en danger food supplies. There is al ways the possibility, also, that ‘car riers’ will be careless in their person al habits and will neglect to wash have been to the toilet, and will in their hands thoroughly after they feet any food they handle. “Public health measures —protec- tion of public water supplies from contamination, sanitary disposal of sewage, pasteurization of milk and food supplies and of food handling; skilled medical care and precaution to 1 prevent the spread of the disease from an individual to others, have j done a great deal toward protecting the public against the disease. But j experience has proved typhoid fever -■ - - - - - —^ W3fo<>. vtV .^W J^qAS^MSwßßwßHwß|l|ife??3^^^^^ ■ >&>-l;ifr>> o"fo ffifevflCOO ‘’ ■• - v"v- - • - —-' ‘- ■ * ■ > \:* v X ‘,, § UE-YEAR TIRES sfl I RE IHHEYEAR TIRES! § H Your Esso Dealer will help you M |j| get that extra mileage B If the tires you are now driving would last about 12 months SB Then follow these simple rules to add an extra 24 months of tire life, so that the rubber may serve both you and your country. $* 1 DRIVE UNDER 40 MILES PER HOUR \ B 0 I By setting 40 miles per hour as your maximum and not VII jii||llo lajilplll ■ more than 30 miles per hour as your usual speed, you can M |£j fflUllUlS lllpfp l ' get up to 12 months’ extra wear. Remember—tires wear M out TWICE as fast at 50 as they do at 30! M |l LET US CHECK INFLATION EVERY WEEK \ B M A tire that is 30% below proper pressure will last only \ J mflllHlf |||l||g m three-fourths as long as it should. Your Esso Dealer’s air M ITlOlllUo rapfil'S g pumps have been checked for accuracy. Proper inflation M can increase tire life by as much as t |^H| A AVOID COWBOY STARTS AND STOPS \ B These waste rubber and cut tire life. By taking it easy, you M (liUlllllS I Let an ESSO DEALER CROSS-SWITCH TlßES,usingspare \ H| ffl At least every six months, have tires scientifically cross- \ si|| ||| . . ... ■ ■ switched by jour Esso Dealer. Use all five of your tires! \ D ~ WM Wh •I m I This, with regular attention to wheel alignment, wheel and m y ItlOlltllS f|p tire balance, quick repair of small cuts and bruises, re- M ||pj 'ffik ¥ j moval of oil and grease from tires, and avoidance of scuff- K p| STANDARD OIL COMPANY OF NEW JERSEY |||^ to lu a very tricky disease and there are sources of infection to which in dividuals at- exposed that cannot be reached by public measures and for hich v: < cinati< n against the di: -a.-- ■is an impotent! afeguard. “The three 'shots’ that will protect against typh.oid are divert at intervals of a week apart. As it takes some time for the protective treatment to he established throughout the system, it is wise not to delay in having it done. My advice is: ‘Don’t wait until the summer is here to be protected ■ against typhoid. Have it done, now.’ “The State Health Department fur. nishes the vaccine free of charge to physicians in the counties. 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Nabb, accord ing to State’s Attorney Calvin Har rington, Jr. Lieut. Danehower is charged with assault with intent to kill Miss Eunice Holmes, in the early morning hours of Wednesday, April Bth. Danehower was arrested and placed in the Dorchester County Jail, where he was held until Saturday, April 11, when he was released under $3,000 bond, for his appearance on April 23.