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A DEMOCRATIC NEWSPAPER WORCESTER DEMOCRAT EST.IB9B THE LEDGER-ENTERPRISE EBT 1880 “Chirps”f^ from the Democrat’s Pen Well, Sir, a real nice little kid of j the gentler (?) sex, came into my office, a few minutes ago, with a piece of paper in her hands, which she handed to me and said she wanted what was written thereon to go in the j paper. “Is it about you?” I asked. “Uh huh!” she sweetly replied. “Have you been away somewhere ? I came at her again. “Oh! Yeah,” she cooed. And as she went out the door, I wondered if she hadn t left some ot her clothes out of her bag when she packed to return home. She certain ly gave evidence of her intention not to succumb to the heat this summer, if the styles lasted that long. She was dressed a la mode. And I also just wondered who it was that started that “Uh Huh’ and “Oh! Yeah” business. It has spread all over the country like wild fire. I really believe the people think they wouldn’t be real nice if they ’ couldn’t “M-m-ump” and “Ah! Ha’ the one they are lacking to, and I know they think they would be awfully behind the times if they didn’t. Just like smoking cigarettes. Luts of people do it just to keep up with the Jones’. "Why, when I was a kid, if I used that hit of lingo to my dad, he would have slapped me into the middle of next week. By the way, doij’t anybody ask me where I got the words “kid” and “dad” from, they are not as old as some I might have used. I don’t want to be accused of keeping up with the Jones’. But, what’s the use? It doesn’t matter what appears in this column; the modems will have their way; I seem to hear the command to the ancients: “Go way back and set down.” Yea, verily! * * * * Well, Sir, one day last week, anoth er member of the gentler (?) sex, who was not a “kid,” and who would never of course, cause any undue no tice by having forgotten to bring along some -of her clothes from her latest outing, handed me a paper, in which was an article about dogs. Now, I want to ask you in all can dor, why should she pick me out as one who wouid like to read about dogs? Can you splanify it? But, I reckon she thought it might start something. Well,' it did, in away. How-some-ever, the article in ques tion put a new slant on the dog prob lem, since the lady in question ex pressed the opinion that Pocomoke was now prepared to furnish enough material to win the war. Two thou sand (2000) dogs, so the story went, were wanted by the army to assist in winning the war. Two thousand! Why, according to the lady that was a mere bagatelle. She thought it would be easy to furnish two million, from this burg; and, for proof she in vited any one who wanted to be con vinced, to come around to her house and sit awhile. So far as numbers are concerned, I think the lady is all right. But I’m not so sure about the qaulity. The dogs needed for war performances, must be rather a superior article. The breed around here don’t seem to be worth the powder and shot to kill ’em; they don’t seem to be able to find an owner when the dog-tax man comes around; and when the garbage can is overturned in the street, it’s always somebody else’s pooch that does it. Nevertheless, I saw in the papers recently that the German army is looking sorta tired and worn out; maybe from lack of sleep. Now, if something to keep alive that tire feel ing. is necessary, all we got to do is let loose a pack of our “no-count” pups in the neighborhood of the Huns’ sleeping quarters, and I’ll guarantee there will not be found much of “tired nature’s sweet restorer—sleep!” War dogs must have keen eyesight and keen nosesight. I can’t recom mend our dogs for much besides “noise.” If that will win the war — it’s already won. I think the lady in question will agree with me on that line. But I wouldn’t advise too much war funds be expended in the noisy dog. It might be that if he happened to hear more noise than he could make, he might not show the heroism necessary. He might turn tail to and run. All I got to say that dogs for war purposes serve the best purpose I know of; and maybe the powder and shot on the battle front are more plentiful than here. And that’s that. WORCESTER DEMOCRAT? %v. J y / AND EnoC h Pratt Library HARRY GOLDER FOUND ON MARION-CRISFIELD HIGHWAY WITH BULLET IN HIS CHEST Negro Held In The Princess Anne Jail Who Was Seen In Crisfield In Company With Odder On Monday Night DECEASED MAN’S FAMILY WERE RESIDENTS OF LONG ISLAND, N. Y. Later—Azah Johnson, 35-year-old negro, is held in connec tion with the case cited below; Harry Golder, a white man, aged about 35 years, was found dead, Tuesday morning, near Kingston, Somerset County, on the new road leading from Marion to Crisfield. He had been em ployed by Capt. Arthur Rowland, as a trucker, since the straw berry season. The lights of his truck were still burning when the body was found by Mr. Harold Sterling. The truck, was reported by Boland as stolen after he had loaned it to Golder for a short trip and it I hadn’t been returned. Johnson, proprietor of a negro dance hall in Somerset county, was seen in Crisfield between 11 and 12 p. m. Monday night with Golder by night officer Charles L. Landon. The j Crisfield policeman told State’s At- ’ torney Maddrix he saw the pair in the . parked truck and advised the negro to 1 drive the truck since Golder was in no condition to drive because he had 1 apparently been drinking. ( Authorities believe Golder was fa tally shot after 2a. m. Maddrix said • he thought Golder was shot after he had been knocked to the ground after j alighting from the parked truck. Sgt. J. R. Buckworth and Trooper 1 Thomas Veditz of the State Police i assisted Maddrix, Sheriff Fred I. ; Phoebus and deputy Sheriff Sterling!: in the investigation of the slaying. j 1 Johnson is being held in the Prin- j. cess Anne jail and will be given a preliminary hearing in magistrate’s ; court tomorrow, Maddrix said. An autopsy performed by Drs. , (Continued on Page 8) T SUGGESTIONS FOR PICNIC LUNCHES BY HEALTH DEPT. Also Be Sure Your Drinking Water Comes From A Tested Spring Or Pure Well Here are some suggestions for picnic lunches from the Nutritionist of the Maryland State Department of Health: “Fresh air and exercise can always be depended upon to increase the ap petite, so be sure to include some thing substantial and filling when you are planning a picnic lunch. “Something hot is always enjoyed and with a little planning can easily be prepared either at home or on one of the open air grills that are becom ing more and more popular. “For the hot food brought from home, try a steaming home-'tnade veg etable soup, or stew, well- seasoned and filled with fresh vegetables from your own garden. You can carry soup or stew in a thermos jug and you can be sure it will be enjoyed. “Start with ground beef cakes, which can be shaped at home and cooked quickly over the grill, for your out-door cooked food. You can buy a portable grill at a very reasonable price or you can make your own. You (Continued on Page 5) FOUR-STAR EMBLEM TO MRS. M. L. DRYDEN Manie L. Dryden, an employee in! the Pocomoke office of the Chesa- ! peake and Potomac Telephone Com pany of Baltimore City, received, during June, a four-star emblem in < recognition of twenty years of serv- i ice with the company, according to an announcement by J. V. Dyer, Dis trict Traffic Manager. During June, 78 employees of the C. and P. Telephone Company in Maryland were awarded emblems. They had an aggregate of 1.145 years I of service. the copy GAS RATIONING WILL BE CONDUCTED THREE DAYS As one paper expressed it: “A good many people will get their walk ing papers this week,” reference, of course being made to the gas ration ing. This started yesterday and con tinues today and tomorrow —Thurs- day, Friday and Saturday. Whatever is done will not go into effect till July 22. As now arranged, everybody gets an “A” card; if one wants more than that, one will have to fill out a ques tionnaire, about as complicated as an income tax report, and one has to be absolutely sure no gasoline is wanted for drinking purposes. These will have to be reviewed by the Rationing Board. The set-up is at the school houses and is about as all former ones in its procedure. It should not take long, since applications for increased al lowances are not made at the schools, but it is understood blanks can be obtained there. MR. 17j~ TAYLOR DIES AT HIS HOME IN POCOMOKE Was One Of Accomac County’s Most Successful Business Men And Farmers FUNERAL SERVICES HELD SATURDAY AFTERNOON Probably the oldest white citizen of Pocomoke, Mr. Asa J. Taylor, died on Thursday of last week at the age of _ am Ilf * . 0 & Jam ASA J. TAYLOR 97 years. Owing to the fact that the “Worcester Democrat” went to press a day earlier than usual, notice of the death could not be made last week. The deceased was the son of the. late Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Taylor, and w r as born and reared near LeMont, Va., and was a resident of Accomac County until the fall of last year, when he became a resident of Poco moke. He purchased the property, (Continued on Page 4) THE LEDGER-ENTERPRISE POCOMOKE CITY, MD., FRIDAY, JULY 10, 1942 C. CLARK ENNIS DIED SUDDENLY FRIDAY NIGHT Was Fifty-Three Years Of Age And Son Of The Late Mr. And Mrs. Sidney Ennis C. Clark Ennis died suddenly Fri day night last at his home on Market Street, this city, at the age of 531 years. Mr. Ennis had worked most of the; day at the Mason Canning Company; when about 4 p. m. it became evident j he was too ill to continue. He was carried to his home by a fellow- j workman and a physician summoned; but death came seven hours later, at 11 o’clock. The deceased was born in 1889 at j Rehoboth, in Somerset County. He; was the son of the late Sidney and i Rose William Ennis and was a mem ber of the Baptist Church at Reho-: both where mo'st of his life was spent, j About twelve years ago he moved to! Pocomoke where he has since resided. Funeral services were held from the Bradshaw Funeral Chapel Mon day afternoon at 2:30 o’clock, the Rev. J. A. Ditto, pastor of the First Baptist Church, officiating. Inter ment was made in the family lot in (Continued on Page 8) ROTARIANS NAME VICE-PRESIDENT FOR YEAR ’42- 43 Harvey Bradshaw Succeeds Raymond Dryden Who Moves Up To The Presidency PRES.-ELECT STEWART TO REMOVE TO N. J. Mr. Harvey Bradshaw has been elected Vice President of the Poco-i moke City Rotary Club, to succeed' Mr. Raymond C. Dryden, who, aS| Vice-President, was elevated to the | presidency, after the resignation of Rev. R. B. Stewart, president-elect. Mr. Stewart will remove shortly to Riverton, N. J. The retiring president, Mr. B. Ful ler Walters, who has so acceptably filled his position for 1941-42, made a very interesting report of his at tendance upon the International con vention, which met recently in Toron to, Canada. He supplemented these by a few well chosen words in refer ence to the work as president, which was being placed now in other hands. (Continued on Page 4) MRS. LILLIE VICKERS DIED THURSDAY, A. M. Shortly before going to press, the “Democrat” learned of the death of Mrs. Lillie Vickers, who died between 7:30 a. m. and 8:00 a. m. yesterday, Thursday. She was the wife of Mr. Elmer Vickers, engineer at the local ice plant. Arrangements for the funeral have not been made. A more extended ac count of death and burial will be given next week. tiresTnd tubes ARE RATIONED IN THE COUNTY Pocomoke City Motorists Re ceive 36 Tires, 22 Tubes, And One New Car Following is the report of the Tires and Tubes Rationing Board for week: ending, July 4: POCOMOKE CITY Trucks Ti Tu Ray Redden 1 0 Alonza Holland 2 2 Howard C. Gibson 11 Ray Redden 0 2 Roy L. Outten 0 2 Fleming Bros 2 2 (Continued on Page 8) MARRIAGE ON NATION’S HOLIDAY LAST SATURDAY Miss Rosemary Slocomb Be comes The Bride Of Mr. Nile Fitch, Of Pennsylvania A very pretty wedding was solemn ized Saturday morning, July 4th, at 11:00 o’clock when Miss Rosemary Slocomb, daughter of Mrs. Mollie I Slocomb and the late Mr. Cuthbert Slocomb became the bride of Mr. Nile i Fitch, the son of Mrs. Gertrude Fitch and the late Mr. Edward Fitch, of | Meadville, Pennsylvania. The ceremony was performed by j the Rev. J. A. Ditto, Pastor of the ; First Baptist Church and was wit | nessed by the immediate members of j the two families and a few close | friends. The wedding marches were : played by Dr. James Doughty, a cou [ sin of the bride, of Onancock, Vir | ginia. The bride wore an acqua blue dress, with brown accessories, and a corsage of yellow rosebuds. They took their vows before a fireplace beautifully decorated with pink Gladiolas and Pine. Her going-away suit was of luggage tan, with green accessories. Immediately after the ceremony a (Continued on Page 8) HOMEMAKERS HOLD REGULAR MEETING 2ND ' At The Home Of Mrs. T. O. Long With The President, Mrs. Ralph Gordy Presiding INTERESTING PROGRAMME PREPARED FOR OCCASION The regular meeting of the Quin j ton Homemakers Club was held on I Thursday afternoon, July 2, at the | home of Mrs. T. O. Long, with the ! president, Mrs. Ralph Gordy, presid | ing. The meeting was. opened with the songs, “America, the Beautiful” and “Yankee Doodle” followed by the salute to the flag and the Lord’s Prayer. The secretary, Mrs. Stanley Lank ford, read the minutes of the last meeting, and the treasurer, Mrs. Clarence Duncan, gave her report. The president made some remarks about the Homemakers Day at Col lege Park, which this year took the place of the regular Woman’s Short Course of a week. Plans for the an (Continued on Page 6) THREE STURGIS BOYS NOW IN THE SERVICE Mr. and Mrs. Otho Sturgis, of near this city, are proud that they have now three sons in the service: Otho Sturgis Jr., Gordon Littleton Sturgis and Ellis Parker Sturgis. While Mr. and Mrs. Sturgis are patrotic to give their all to their country, they are praying for their boys’ safe return, and the community sincerely wishes them that good for tune. OFFICERS OF THE LAW HOLD MEET AT SALISBURY Purpose Of Conferences To Co ordinate The Efforts Of All Enforcement Agencies Quarterly conferences between 10-' ! cal law enforcement officers and rep resentatives of the Federal Bureau of Investigation will be held in Salis bury and at Easton next Tuesday. Officers from Wicomico, Somerset, Worcester and Dorchester counties will attend the meeting in Salisbury and the Easton conference will be at tended by officers from Talbot, Caro line, Queen Anne’s and Kent Counties. (Continued on Page 5) NEWS AND PICTURE SERVICE Cl cn the; yeah GOV. O’CONOR ANNOUNCES HIMSELF AS A CANDIDATE SECOND TERM STATE HEAD States That Present Conditions Justify And Re quire His Intentions At A Time In Advance Of The Limitations Of The Law HAS CONCLUDED NOT TO PREPARE ANY VERY EXTENDED CAMPAIGN PROGRAM Governor O’Conor has decided to become a candidate for the Governorship to succeed himself. It will be recalled that in the Governor’s campaign, four years ago, he went on record as un equivocally opposed to more than one term for this office. How ever, subsequently the General Assembly defeated an effort to enact such laws as would make such a succession impossible. This action, was construed by Governor O’Conor as, in away to nullification of hisjstand, and left the way open for a second term. STABBING AFFRAY IN POCOMOKE FRI. NIGHT Letcher Borden, negro woman, is in Salisbury hospital; and Samuel Sim mons, negro man, is in the Snow Hill jail, as the result of a stabbing affray which took place on Friday night of last week, on Clarke Avenue, near Market. The above mentioned individuals are Portsmouth, Va., citizens who have been working in this vicinity. The affair is only another incident showing how quick certain classes are to shoot and cut. The cause, while not definitely known is supposed to have been some misunderstanding over financial matters, and Borden is accused of inflicting an ugly wound in the back of his victim. Arrests were made by Otho Taylor,' extra policeman, and the incident created much excitemen on the street, due to the outcries of the assaulted woman. Her assailant will be charged, it is said, with assault with intent to kill. Date for hearing has not been set. Officials are waiting for the outcome of the stabbing. DUSKTODAWN BLACK-OUT ON WEDNESDAY, 15 State-Wide Test Of The Effici ency Of The Black - Out Begins At 9 P. M. [CITIZENS EXPECTED TO TURN OFF ALL LIGHTS Every industrial plant, home and business house throughout Worcester County and the entire State of Mary land must test the efficiency of its blackout preparations during the statewide “dusk to dawn” practice blackout beginning at 9 o’clock next Wednesday night, July 15th. The all-night blackout practice will last from 9 P. M. Wednesday night, July 15th until 5 A. M. on Thursday, July 16th. The First Fighter Command of the United States Army, which author ized the all-night blackout practice to be held next week, today issued the following warning: “All individuals who wilfully vio late lighting restrictions during the all-night blackout practice will be prosecuted to the limit of the law.” During the dusk-to-dawn blackout practice next week, an air raid warn ing test, lasting thirty minutes, will be held. The half-hour test will come at an unannounced time. Worcester County air raid sirens will sound the alarm when the half-hour air test be gins and will sound the “all-clear”; signals when it ends. Worcester County residents are warned against turning on lights in their homes, stores or business houses j when the air raid test “all-clear” sig nal sounds. Such places must con- 1 tinue to remain darkened until 5 A. M. Thursday, July 16th. During the all-night practice black out next week, ordinary traffic will (Continued on Page 8) S crony BUY VWITSD iTmi VOLUME 62 NO. 28 i! The Governor comes out now with a statement, which is, in part as follow: “Within the present month persons aspiring to State-wide offices will be required to indicate their intention of submitting their candidacies in the Primary Elections to be held in Sep tember. This fact has led to inquir ies of me from various sources, in cluding representatives of the press, as to whether I shall be a candidate for re-election to the Governorship. “It has been suggested that with the short intervening period remain ing, my intentions might* be stated at this time, rather than to wait un til the expiration date a few weeks hence. In order that all interested persons may know now of my plans I take this opportunity to announce that I expect to file my certificate of candidacy for the Democratic nomi nation for Governor of Maryland. “In making this statement, I am not pursuing* the general course in such cases of dwelling at great length upon accomplishments of the past or of setting out in minute detail the plans which can be undertaken for the improved functioning of various (Continued on Page 4) MISCELLANEOUS SHOWER GIVEN FOR BRIDE ON THURS. Mesdames Melvin, Henderson And Miss Schoolfield Are Hostesses Mrs. Harry Melvin, Mrs. Fred Henderson and Miss Mildred School field entertained Thursday evening, July 2nd, at the home of Mrs. Melvin on Market Street a miscellaneous j shower honoring Miss Rosemary ! Slocomb, whose wedding to Mr. Nile j Fitch, of Elmhurst, New York, took I place on Saturday morning, July 4th. The home was beautifully decorated with gladiolas and other cut flowers and the bride was the recipient of many beautiful and useful gifts. A novel way of presentation was a radio announcement of the Slocomb i Fitch Nuptials and a suggestion to 1 the bride to be on the alert for the alarms prevalent in all brides’ lives. These alarms set off by numerous clocks in different rooms of the home helped her locate her gifts. Refreshments of Strawberry and Vanilla ice cream, and cup cakes with tiny American flags as their decora tion, and nut cups decorated in like manner carried out the observance of the holiday. RECEIPTS TO DATE OF THE U S 0-NAVY RELIEF Receipts to date in USO-Navy Re lief are as follows: Snow Hill, $909.82; Newark, $86.10; Whaleyvilie, $38.10; Stockton, $88.25; Berlin, $505.00; County organization, $25.00; Bishopville, $126.00. Total $1,778.27. Robert Lee Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. William L. Smith, Newark, has recently been home on furlough from a camp in Michigan. He reports the USO met each train and fed the soldiers and also supplied drinks and cigarettes, whereby he spent only fifteen cents all the way home.