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UNITED STATES ' DEFENSE BONDS AND ' STAMPS U|l’ A DEMOCRATIC NEWSPAPER WORCESTER DEMOCRAT EST. 1898 THE LEDGER-ENTERPRISE EST 1880 ROTARIANS ARE HOSTS TO CLASS OF GRADUATES Entertain The 1942 Class 01 Po comoke City High School On Monday Evening Last FOURTEEN BOYS ANI) 20 GIRLS ATTENDED On Monday evening last, the local Rotary club was host to the 1942 graduating class of the Pocomoke City High School. Fourteen boys and twenty girls were present. All seem ed to enjoy themselves to the limit, and the members of the club enter ed into the enjoyment of the evening with real zest. The female members of the class present were: Ruth Callahan, Madge Bailey, Ivy Denston, Mildred Niblett, Catherine Smack, Ann Wootten, Clara Barnes, Phyllis Vincent, Louise East, Jean Hine, Betty Leister, Emma How ard, Frances Scott, Winifred Town send, Winifred Ennis, Irene Sharpley, Margaret Linton, Katherine School ed, Macie Walker and Ruth Will ing. Lydia Denston, Jean Littleton, Ar (Continued on Page 5) LEGISLATORS ARE URGED TO BACK SENATOR BYRD Worcester County Taxpayers Association Join Campaign To Secure Economy Taxpayers all over the state have been circulating a Victory First Pe-; tition calling on Maryland’s Senators and Representatives to actively sup- j port Senator Byrd’s efforts to save | the Nation 2 billion dollars by elimi- j nating agencies of the Federal gov ernment that are non-essential to a nation fighting lor its very existence. The petition will be presented to: Maryland’s Senators and Congress-; men by a delegation of taxpayers from various parts of the state on' May sth, at 2:30 P. M. in the Caucus | Room in the Senate Office Building in Washington. There at the call of Senator Tydings the eight Senatorial and Congressional representatives of Maryland will be convened to receive the taxpayers’ petitions. Mr. E. B. Quillen, President of the Worcester County Taxpayers’ Asso ciation, states that several members from the county are going to join the delegation and invites any interested taxpayers to make the trip. Mr. Harry S. Middendorf, President of the Maryland Public Expenditure Council, explained: “This action of taxpayers should not be construed as condemning nor approving the value of the various agencies. Senator Byrd’s Congressional Committee is (Continued on Page 10) ROBT. A. SMITH NOW FIRST CLASS PRIVATE A Pocomoke soldier, has taken the first step upward on the Army ladder of success, receiving a promotion to the grade of private, first class. He is Pvt. Robert A. Smith, of the Anti tank Company, 175th Infantry. Pvt. Smith, a selectee, was induct ed into the United States Army on April 29, about a year ago, and as signed to duty with the 175th Infan try. One of the oldest infantry regi ments in the nation, it was founded in 1774 and has had a record of con tinuous service since that time. Since joining this former National Guai-d unit, known in peacetime as the famed “Dandy Fifth of Maryland” Pvt. Smith has made a fine record for himself. He was a participant in summer maneuvers held at the A. P. Hill Military Reservation, Va., and later went South, where he served during the gigantic First Army exer cises. Prior to his induction into the arm ed forces of the nation, Pvt. Smith was employed by G. D. Bull selling fruit and produce. He makes his home on Clarke avenue. ■WORCESTER DEMOCRAT I Enoch Pratt Library ! Maryland Room. the OG COPY H. W. SPARROW OF ACCOMACK CO. DIES IN HOSPITAL Was A Most Successful Farm er And Respected By All W ho Knew Him Mr. Howard W. Sparrow, a highly ! respected and most successful farm | ev, living near Wagram, Md., died on | Saturday last at the hospital in Nas sawadox, Va., his death resulting from complications following a severe at tack of flu. The deceased was the son of the | late Mr. and Mrs. Alfred W. Sparrow, I and was born December 4, 1899, on a j farm near New Church. From his; earliest days, therefore, he followed 1 tilling the soil, and this accounts for : the splendid success of his agricul-; tural endeavors. His home was an | (Continued on Page 5) SPECIAL DEFENSE PROBLEMS TO BE THE MAIN TOPICS At Annual Meeting Of Mary land-Delaware Water And Sewage Association TRIPS ARRANGED TO INSPECT THE PLANTS Engineering problems of special !concern in connection with defense measures will be discussed at the six teenth annual meeting of the Mary land-Delaware Water and Sewerage Association to be held at the Hotel l Alexander, Hagerstown, Thursday and Friday, May 7 and 8. The meeting will be opened by an address of welcome by the Mayor of Hagerstown, Mr. Richard H. Sweeney. ! Papers to be presented and speakers i include the following: Thursday Morning: “Can American j Water Systems Provide for Civilian Defense?” A. C. Hutson, Assistant I Chief Engineer, Committee on Fire j Prevention and Engineering Stand ards of the National Board of Fire | Underwriters; and, “Emergency Dis infection of the Public Water Sup * plies and Mains”, H. W\ Streeter, Sen ior Sanitary Engineer, U. S. Public Health Service, Cincinnati, Ohio. Mr. Hutson’s paper will be discuss ed by Leon Small, Water Engineer, (Continued on Page 10) MEN INJURED OYER WEEK-END IN THIS COUNTY Hit-And-Run Drivers Cut Down Nils Anderson; And W. D. Bassett Also Hurt Two men were injured in accidents |in Worcester county over the week | end, one of which was the victim of hit-and-run driver, according to State Police ti-ooper Samuel Sherwell. Nils Anderson, deep-sea fisherman jof Atlantic City, N. J., and Ocean City, Md., is in Peninsula General 'Hospital with a fractured skull, suf i fered when he was struck by ahit-and_ ! run driver near Ocean City on Har bor road, early Sunday. William D. Bassett, 60, Berlin farm er, is also in the Peninsula General Hospital with a fractured skull, which he suffered in a collision Sunday morning near the Berlin High School, the hospital said. The driver of the car which struck Anderson has not been apprehended but State Police are intensifying their : search. Bassett driving one car was in a ' collision with an automobile operated by George H. Showell, 39, negro, of Berlin. Showed was uninjured. State Police said no charges would be placed against David E. Littleton, ! 25, of Laurel, Del., whose motorcycle | crashed into another motorcycle park er on the state highway near Whaley ville, early Saturday morning, fatal ly injuring Vaughn Phippin, 26, of Salisbury. POCOMOKE CITY, MD., FRIDAY, MAY 1, 1942 ————— —; Mayor Takes Office The newly elected Mayor, Dr. I J. T. Nock, will automatically assume office today. May 1, but I the organization of the city managers will not take place until next Monday evening, the regular meeting date. Dr. Nock, before his election : to the mayoralty, was president of the City Council; his succes sor will be elected on Monday. The only new member of the Board is Clayton F. Lambert son, winner at the late election. — LABOR SHORTAGE TO BE RELIEVED IN THE COUNTIES Camps Of Transient Labor To Be Established On Shore. One Near Beaver Dam Efforts are to be made to relieve the farm labor shoitage in the coun try. According to latest reports, four camps for transient labor, each camp capable of housing 600 persons, will be opened soon on the Maryland East ern Shore to help relieve the farm la bor shortage. James W. Coddington, head of the Maryland Bureau of Agricultural Economics, touring the shore to study production goals for next year, said the first camp would be opened about May 15 at Beaver Dam in Worcester County. A camp at Hebron, in Wicomico county, and one at Westover, in Som erset county, will open soon afterward and the fourth camp at Vienna, in Dorchester county will be supplying workers early in June. Coddington said a fei’tilizer short age, particularly in nitrates, is an ticipated next year, but that potas sium and phosphate fertilizers would be limited only by transportation fa cilities. He is discussing the fertilizer prob lem with farmers during his Eastern Shore tour. Opening of the labor camps is ex pected to provide a more efficient dis tribution of the farm labor supply on the lower Eastern Shore. COUNTY FARMERS WILL VOTE NEXT TUESDAY, MAY 5 On Whether Or Not They Favor The Creation Of A Soil Conservation District Worcester County farmers will vote next Tuesday, May sth, on whether or not they favor the creation of a soil conservation district which would in clude all agricultural lands in the county as was recently announced by County Agent R. T. Grant. The poll ing station will be open from 9 A. M. to 5 P. M. at the County Agent’s of fice in the Court House, Snow Hill, where all farmers, land owners, les sees or tenants may cast their ballots. According to R. T. Grant, ballots have already been mailed out to the county farmers who may return them by mail, thus making it possible for them to vote without having to come to the polling station. It was pointed out, however, that ballots must be returned not later than May sth in order to be counted. It was the concensus of opinion de termined at a series of three county wide meetings held last month thru out the county, that the advantages gained by the formation of soil con servation districts would be as fol lows: 1. The formation of this district would make it possible to plan and organize a drainage program on a county-wide basis. 2. Additional technical assistance would be available to the county as a whole rather than being limited to a well defined area surrounding the CCC Camp. 3. This technical assistance would not only include drainage but assis tance where needed in forestry, farm planning, erosion control, and any other problem involving land use. 4. If a district is formed in the county, there would be a permanent organization in the county to take ad (Continued on Page 19) THE LEDGER-ENTERPRISE THE METHODIST CONFERENCE TO! CONVENE 13TH: Delegates And Alternates Have Been Appointed From Both Salem And Bethany MORE THAN 500 LAY AND PREACHER DELEGATES Hon. Milton L. Veasey, as principal | delegate; and Mi\ L. Chester Young, j as alternate; will attend the Peninsula j Annual Conference from Bethany Methodist Church; and Mr. Samuel Evans, as principal, and Mr. Joseph C. Stevenson, as alternate, will attend from Salem Church. Rev. J. W. Wootten, of Salem; and Rev. G. E. Leister, of Bethany, have served their chax*ges most acceptably and success fully, and will be most likely return ed to the Pocomoke pastorates. The conference meets on Wednesday, May 13, at the McCabe Memorial Church in Wilmington, Del. The program for the conference was announced last week by the Rev. Edward J. Bond, pastor of the host church. Speakers include such nationally known churchmen as the Rev. Dr. Ralph W. Stockman, pastor of Christ Methodist Church, New York City, former president of the Federation of Churches of America, and nationally (Continued on Page 10) MRS. A. BUTLER DIED APRIL 23RD IN COKESBURY Funeral Services Were Held At Dennis And Watson’s Fun eral Parlors, Here Mrs. Amelia Butler, wife of Rufus Butler, deceased, died Thursday morn ing, April 23rd at her daughter’s, Mrs. Z. W. Ross, Cokesbury. She was a resident of Worcester County all her life and was born December 5, 1865, near Pocomoke. Funeral sex-vices were held at Den nis and Watson’s Funeral Home, conducted by Rev. Ditto, of the Bap tist Church. She was a lxiember of | Perryhawkin Church. For the past j year she has been living with her ; children. Mrs. Butler had many friends and | always had a home for the unfortu- 1 1 nate. In her girlhood days her only way of travel was by ox and cart, the ! fire place was her cook stove and j johnnie cake and plate cakes the prin- I cipal bread. She walked to church or | drove an ox until later years when; horse and buggies came into exis- \ j tence. She is survived by five sons and ! three daughters: Clarence, Marion land Merrill, of Pocomoke; Rufus, of Philadelphia; and Roger of Salisbui-y; Mrs. Z. W. Ross and Mrs. Ernest Pusey, of Pocomoke and Mrs. Marion Culver, of Selbyville, Del. Also by j two bi-others and one sister: Mrs. Wil i liam Carmean, Messrs. Emory Pusey, jof Eden and Frank, of Pocomoke. (Continued on Page 5) EASTERN SHORE PAPER PUBLISHES LAST ISSUE The first serious effect of the war on the newspaper business on the ! Shore, is the decision reached by the owners of the “Enterprise”, a weekly j paper published since 1918 in Greens boro. Wallace Thornton, brother of a deceased owner of the publication, will continue the job printing depart ment under the caption of “The En i terprise Printing.” Mrs. Ethel M. Thornton, widow of | the former editor, continued the busi- ; I ness after his death, and was aided ;by her eldest son. The country has drafted him, and in spite of her ef forts to get him x-eleased, she has fail ed. She feels unable to carry on without him and thus decides to close the shop. The printing and publishing busi : ness, like all others, is having its ! trouble problems to solve, and with 'many enterprises the end is not yet. Band Concert Tonight The 111th Infantry Cornet Band will give a free concert ; this (Friday) evening, at 7 x’clock in front of the Armory ;>n Second Street. A dance will follow at the new Fire House, from 9 o’clock onward. These functions are given to return ‘ the many courtesies extended to j ;he soldiers by the community. These military bands general ly give some inspiring selections, and, doubtless, this will main- j tain this reputation. * MR. A G. PAYNE DIED ON TUESDAY AT AGE OF 78 Faithful Member Of Glad Tid ings Tabernacle And Inter ested In Church Work Mr. Alonza G. Payne, well known and highly respected citizen of Poco moke, died at his home on Walnut St., Tuesday last at the age of 78 years. Although he had been in failing health for some time he had been seriously ill only two weeks before his death occurred. All of his life had been spent in this community. He was a faithful mem ber of Glad Tidings Tabernacle and was interested in all phases of church work as long as his health permitted him to take an active part. Funeral services were held from the Tabernacle Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock, the Rev. R. S. Berg, of ficiating. Burial was made in Salem Methodist cemetery. The active bear ers were: Clay Pilchard, Franklin Pil chard, Mai-k Pilchard, Samuel Bur bage, Edward East and Wilson Grot on. The deceased is survived by four daughters and one son: Mrs. Ethel Jones and Clara Payne, of Philadel phia, Mrs. Miriam Pilchard, of Klej Grange, Mrs. Lena Barnes, of Poco moke City, and Mr. Roy Payne, of Bellville, Pa. He also leaves seven teen grandchildi’en and two great grandchildren. TIRE RATIONING BOARD REPORTS FOR APRIL 28 Pocomoke Gets Eight Tires, Six Tubes For Trucks, Some Passengers, Re-treads The report of the Tire Rationing Board for the week ending April 25, j shows the following certificates have jbeen awarded: Trucks Ti Tu C. P. Pilchard, Snow Hill 2 2 O. W. Wilson, Snow Hill 5 1 M. H. Pennewell, Snow Hill 11 P. Cherrix, Snow Hill 3 3 P. M. Jones, Snow Hill 1 S. E. Copes, Snow Hill 11 O. T. Aydelotte, Snow Hill 2 2 D. E. Wilkerson, Snow Hill 11 E. R. Bradford, Snow Hill 1 A. W. Dickerson, Snow Hill 1 C. E. Hudson, Berlin 2 2 A. H. Hardesty, Berlin 11 E. Bunting, Bishop 2 2 A. F. Daisey, Bishop 2 R. Hudson, Bishop 2 2 M. E. Pope, Pocomoke 2 2 N. F. Taylor, Pocomoke 2 2 Fleming Bros., Pocomoke 2 2 M. Kee, Newark 3 3 C. L. Parker, Newark 11 S. Heilig, Pocomoke 2 W. J. Warren, Bishopville 2 Obsolete S. Armstrong, Whaleyville 11 J. W. Powell, Stockton 1 Passenger R. Aydelotte, Berlin 11 J. E. Burbage, Berlin 11 A. C. Tilghman, Snow Hill 2 2 Rev. W. Hai-ewood, Snow Hill 11 P. M. Jones, Snow Hill 1 N. B. Pilchard, Girdletree 11 Rev. 11. Mears, Pocomoke 2 E. J. Reid, Welbourne 11 Rev. J. Purnell, Stockton 2 2 Re-Treads P. M. Jones,, Snow Hill 2 E. S. Gas Corp. Snow Hill 6 G. A. Jones, Snow Hill 2 W. S. Evans, Snow Hill 3 (Continued on Page 5) NEWS AND PICTURE SERVICE $1.50 ™ DR. AND MRS HALL VISIT BALTIMORE THE PAST WEEK I)r. Hall, As President, Delivers An Address Before Medical And Chirurgical Faculty Dr. and Mrs. R. Lee Hall have re turned to Pocomoke after spending several days of the past week in Bal timore. Dr. Hall attended the 144th Annual Meeting of the Medical and Chii’urgical Faculty of the State of Maryland, of which he is President for the year 1942. At the Faculty building, on Tues day evening, Dr. Hall delivered his “President’s Addi-ess”, which was en titled “The Changes in the Practice of Medicine in the Counties of Mary land during the past forty years.” Following this talk, Dr. Cyrus C. Sturgis, professor of Medicine and (Continued on Page 5) DINNER MEETING FRIDAY EVENING IN SNOW HILL Staged By The Health Associa tion In The Community Hall; Many Were Present DR. GEO. J. BOINES THE PRINCIPAL SPEAKER A most enthusiastic and interesting Health Association Dinner Meeting was held last Friday evening, Apidl 24th in the Community Hall, Snow Hill. Dr. George J. Boines, Chief of Sex-vice, Communicable Diseases, Wil mington General Hospital, Wilming ton, Delaware, was the principal speaker and he gave a fine address on the subject “The Sister Kenny Treat ment in Infantile Pax*alysis.” The manner and simplicity in which the talk was given were l-eadily un derstood by all pi'esent. From an au thoritative soui-ce, the real value of this type of treatment in such a dread disease as Infantile Paralysis was ex plained. Everyone feels that if this treatment can be put forth on a large scale that the many horrors which at tend this disease will eventually be eliminated. This is especially com forting to parents. * >'■ Approximately one hundred twenty-five persons attended the din ner meeting, many being from out of (Continued on Page 10) AUTOMOBILE CLUB URGES MOTORISTS TO COOPERATE In An All-Out Effort For The Collection Of Rubber A Most Vital War Material With an estimated 1,500,000 tons of scrap rubber now going to waste in the back yards, garages, and al leyways of the country, the Automo bile Club of Maryland together with the other 725 member organizations of the American Automobile Associa tion are urging all car owners to join in an immediate all-out effort” for the collection of this vital material. There are vast quantities of rubber, which, if collected and reclaimed, w'ould not only increase the stock-pile for war purposes, but might well pro vide a substantial margin for the needs of the vital passenger car fleet of the United States,” declared Robert D. Moore, Resident Manager of the Salisbui*y Branch of the Automobile Club. “Our rubber reclaiming plants have an annual capacity of 400,000 tons but they are actually facing a shutdowm in a few- months because the sex-ap supply is drying up. We are faced w r ith a situation where we can no longer depend upon the pre-war hit and-miss handling of scrap rubber from the junkman to the i-eclaiming plant and only through a complete and thorough-going mobilization of a variety of agencies can w T e do this (Continued on page 10; vyvnw UNITED STATES BONDS AND STAMPS, !l|lt VOLUME 62 NO. 18 POCOMOKE IS ACTUALLY NEAR THE WAR ZONE A Strip. Fifteen Miles Wide Along The Eastern Shore Coast To Be Dimmed Out REGULATIONS RE INFORCE THOSE IN OCEAN CITY It looks as if Pocomoke is really in the war area or just outside, ac cording to the order issued by mili tary authorities in conection with a “dimmed out”, coastal strip. The or der was effective at 6 P. M., Wed nesday and was issued by Maj. Gen. Milton A. Reckord, Commanded of the Third Corps Area. The initial military move, accord ing to the announcement, is one to strengthen the strict regulation and control of all lighting along coastal waters which may in any way assist the enemy. No comment on the order was avail able when it was issued at the Third Corps Area headquarters, but it was indicated that additional proclamation and orders in connection with the establishment of the Eastern Military (Continued on Page 10) F. H. DRYDEN IS APPOINTED TO CHIEF DIRECTOR Of The Federal Works Adminis tration. He is An Engineer. Native Of Pocomoke City ' F. li. Dryden, Pocomoke City-bom engineer, who has lived and worked in Baltimore for the past twentjr years, this week was appointed acting National Director of the Federal Works Projects Administration. Dryden, a deputy commissioner of the WPA for the past five years, said he would continue to commute from his home in the Cambridge Arms Apartment in Baltimore. “I’m faced with a big job,” he said, “for the WPA now is an essential unit of our nation’s war effort. However, I plan no change in my home. I’ve gotten too much accustomed to Balti more to leave it.” Dryden long has been considered ■ an authority in the field of city, State ! and Federal work programs, especial ly as related to engineering. In 1934, when the Civil Works I Administration, grandfather of the WPA, was bom, he was named chief ! engineer of it for Maryland with head quarters in Baltimore, and has re mained active in the work program continually since then. “My first real experience in the field was gotten at Salisbury,” he explained. “In 1921 I returned to my native State and set up a business as a consulting engineer. Shortly after ward the city of Salisbury appointed I me its chief engineer, a post I held (Continued on Page 10) SOMERSET COUNTY CROP OF STRAWBERRIES LOST Field surveys in Somerset County in the Marion section, showed that much of the strawberry crop will be lost from the ravages of the straw berry clipper, and that many untreat ed fields in the vicinity of Marion had from 60 to 70 per cent of all blos som buds destroyed. State Entomologist’s office recom mends a sulphur dust containing 15 per cent of arsenate of lead as the most effective remedy. Hydrated lime dusted on the plants will not give effective control. The lack of a power or rotary duster is not a valid reason for neglecting to protect val uable fields. Research has shown that fields thoroughly dusted with a burlap bag may be protected. The method of applying the dust is not important when sufficient dust is ap plied. From 25 to 30 pounds of dust should be used on each acre. Worcester strawberry growers should,.check on their fields and if the clipper is doing damage, they should dust at once.