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A DEMOCRATIC NEWSPAPER WORCESTER DEMOCRAT EBT. 1898 THE LEDGER-ENTERPRISE EBT 1880 INFORMATION AS TO ADDITIONAL SUGAR RATIONS Sugar For Canning Purposes Given According To Certain Methods Of Application THOSE DESIRING LARGER SUPPLIES, READ RULES Those making application for ad ditional sugar for canning will be in terested in knowing just how this is rationed. Be prepared to answer these questions when you go to your Rationing Board: 1— How many quarts of fruit did you can last year? 2 How many quarts of fruit do you plan to can this year? 3 How many quarts of last year’s fruit do you still have on your pantry shelf? Be sure to keep a record of the fruit you can with your rationed sugar. Your Rationing Board will ask for it when you apply for more sugar. No fruit must go to waste this year as food is a weapon of war but ask only for as much sugar as you really need. Every boatload of sugar that is shipped in, endangers the lives of American seamen. As to the amount of sugar allotted for canning, you will get one pound of sugar for every four quarts of finished fruit you are putting up. You may can as much fruit as your family needs and you may have an additional pound of sugar for each person in your family to make a small amount of jams and jellies, fruit butters and sweet pickles. Apply to your Rationing Board for a certificate for sugar for home can ning. With this certificate you can buy sugar at any store. GOV NOR O’CONOR WARNS AUDIENCE OF COMPLACENCY Asks His Hearers To Look Only To Newspaper Headlines Expecting Early Peace Warning his U. 91 0. audience that “those who suggest the possibility of an early end to the war do so with out any appreciation or understand ing of the facts as they are,” Gover nor Herbert R. O’Conor tonight de clared that “a few’ minutes” reading of the headlines of any of our news papers will suffice to convince any understanding person of the tremen dous difficulties that lie ahead for America before Victory can be won. ; “While expecting a long war,” Gov ernor O’Conor added, “and realizing the full extent of United Nations set backs of recent weeks, it is possible, however, to take some satisfaction in developments that have indicated the growing strength of America’s might.” “From Europe now comes the news that American-made bombers, flown by American pilots, are participating in raids upon German-held countries and upon the centers of the German war industries. Following the ac (Continued on Page 10) TUSKEGEE PRESIDENT WRITES OF LYNCHINGS F. D. Patterson, president of the Tuskegee Institute, a school for Negroes in Alabama, sends the fol lowing letter to the “Democrat” which is self explanatory: “I send you the following statement concerning lynchings for the first six months of this year. I find according to the information compiled at Tuske gee Institute in the Department of Records and Research that there was one lynching recorded in the first six months of 1942. “The person lynched was a Negro. The offense charged was: Suspected of criminal assault. The state in which the lynching occurred is Mis souri. “A reported case of a lynching in Texas is now under investigation.” WORCESTER DEMOCRAT i FORMER MAN OF POCOMOKE FALLS : DOWN CELLARWAY Mr. Ingalls Melvin Fractures Six Ribs; Develops Left-Side Pleurisy Information has just reached us of this city, but now a resident of that Mr. Ingalls R. Melvin, formerly \ Phila'delphia, Pa., had the misfortune to trip while descending cellar steps lon April 15, 1942, fracturing the 7th, i Bth, 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th ribs, all .I on the left side. Mr. Melvin also sus tained severe abrasions and lacera tions of the head, being unconscious for more than an hour. He was tak- I en to the Jefferson hospital and about | two weeks later contracted left-sided ( pleurisy with effusion. Injections ■ were administered to relieve the pain | of the fractures, there being over 15 1 fractures of the six ribs, one rib hav ing four fractures. On June 10th, Mr. Melvin suffered ! an attack of acute tracheo-bronchitis, 1 mostly on the right side, with high 1 fever. About 10 days later' pleurisy ' of the right side developed, making breathing and painful. At • this writing, July 14th, his fever has ; subsided, but the entire respiratory organs are affected, and the chest : muscles and ligaments are weakened considerably. This has been quite a shock to the j I nervous system, and Mr. Melvin has, I been sent by the Jefferson Hospital ‘ to their convalescent home at Ivy , Croft. Wayne, Pa., for recuperation, • where he expects to remain until July i 28th, or longer if doctors think it t necessary. Neither of the lungs has 1 i been affected, both being well ; aerated, as shown by X-rays, and fluoroscopic examinations. WELL-KNOWN FARMER DIED WEDNESDAY LAST Mr. John L. Aydelotte, a well known \ farmer and former dealer in farming implements, died at his home near Welbourne, on Wednesday, rather ’ suddenly, of a heart attack. The deceased was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Ayde lotte, and was born on a farm near Welbourne, this county, on Septem ber 15, 1862. He has lived in that j vicinity all his life, and engaged in ' farming. Funeral services are held today . (Friday) at 3 p. m., in Pitts Creek Presbyterian Church, Beaver Dam, conducted by the Rev. R. B. Stewart; interment in the cemetery of the Church in Pocomoke. The pall bear ers are: Messrs. R. H. Robertson, E. ’ Long, Lloyd Townsend, Milton How ard, Calvin Tull, and Marion Holland T Sr. 'I Mr. Aydelotte is survived by three 1 daughters and a son: Mrs. Leslie Bunting, Miss Elizabeth Aydelotte, of Pocomoke; Miss Agnes Aydelotte, of ’ Philadelphia; and Mr. Frederick Ayd elotte, of Worcester County. SENATOR ROE CARRIED FIVE OF r | NINE COUNTIES Is Again Making A Campaign For Seat In The Lower , House Of Congress I MAKES STATEMENT OF > STAND ON ADMINISTRATION r Having carried five of the nine i | counties of the Eastern Shore of Maryland when I was a candidate for t 1 Congress in the Democratic Primary c I of 1940, when my successful opponent r i carried but one of these nine counties, -1 I have decided again to be a candi f date. 5 If nominated and elected, I stand c pledged to give the same type of | public service to Eastern Shore citi . | zens and Eastern Shore taxpayers 1 that I consistently have given during i four terms in the Maryland Senate. -1 I regard the prosecution of a suc cessful war and a victorious peace the i nation’s primary objective and, if sent 1 (Continued on Page 10) THE DU COPY AMERICAN HEROES DA Y FRIDAY, JULY 17 , wMIiAVI mw&K SH&rfixwW J- We Americans hate made up our minds to produce such an overwhelm ing number of ships and planes and tanks that no barbaric enemies can ever again threaten our Freedom and the flag we live under. To this end, we are engaged in the greatest battle of production the world has even seen. No nation ever has rearmed so fast. It will take us only half as long as it took Germany under Hitler! We have the men and the mater ials and the superior manufacturing facilities that it takes to smash the axis. With our unmatched record for automobile production , how can we fail to meet this new challenge? 0 We Salute the boys from Pocomoke, from Worcester County, from the Eastern Shore, from the State, from the Nation, who are fighting to preserve American Freedom. We honor the men back of the battle lines, our boys in training. Let's back them up on the home front by buy ing war bonds and stamps. Let's not fail our home-town heroes. AMERICA MUST WIN THE WAR MAYOR NOCK MAKES ANNOUNCEMENT In line with the general observance throughout the country of American Heroes Day this coming Friday, July 17th, Pocomoke City wishes to join with other municipalities in Maryland and elsewhere in recognition of this day, with particular thought being given to the heroes of this war and all other wars who belong to the State of Maryland and Worcester County. It is fitting and proper that everyone should join in this observance and I, therefore, hereby proclaim Friday, July 17th American Heroes Day and ask the people of Pocomoke City, civic organizations, business firms, and others to cooperate in every way to make us mindful on that day of the great debt we owe to those of our armed forces. JAMES T. NOCK, Mayor TWENTY-THREE MAN COLORED BAND FORMED Lieutenant Paul R. Warmee an nounced the Navy’s plan to organize a twenty-three man colored band. These musicians are to be recruited in this area and then stationed at the U. S. Naval Air Base at Memphis, Tenn. Bandmaster Orme G. Edwards, U.S.N., has been assigned to this area to select the men. These men will be enlisted as second class musicians. Lieutenant Warmee said this is an opportunity for all band men who wish to serve the Navy to come to the aid of their country. All men who play trumpet, clarinet, flute, tuba, french horn, drums, trombone and saxaphone may apply to the Navy Recruiting Office at the Post Office Building in Baltimore, at once. AND THE LEDGER-ENTERPRISE POCOMOKE CITY. MD., FRIDAY, JULY 17, 1942 KENT COUNTY TO HOLD A DINNER ON AUGUST IST To Celebrate The Three-Hun dredth Anniversary Of The Founding Of The County The Historical Society of Kent County will hold a Tercentenary Cele-| bration dinner Saturday, Aug. 1, 1942 at 6:00 P. M. in the Fireman’s Hall Chestertown. Three hundred years ago on August 2, 1642 the East ern Shore for the first time was rec-; ognized as a separate political unit, known as Kent County. The dinner is limited to 300 but it is hoped that (Continued on Page 10) NAVY RECRUITS TO BE GIVEN NINE DAYS’ LEAVE Lieutenant Paul R. Warmee, officer in charge of Navy Recruiting for the state of Maryland, has announced that effective immediately, all re cruits enlisting in the Navy will be given nine days’ leave at the comple tion of their training. The leave is to consist of five days actual leave, and four days travel time. The purpose of this new order is to give each man an opportunity to visit his family and friends be fore being transferred to other du ties. Lieutenant Warmee emphasized that all Navy recruits enlisting now I may look forward to C nine day vacation. NEWS AND PICTURE SERVICE $ 1.50 Jiia,fd a ßoom bra ' y , JjME 62 NO. 29 POCOMOKE CITY IS LAGGING IN ITS U S 0 QUOTA Only $466.25 Subscribed To Quota Of SIOOO Dollars— Better Support Needed At this writing, the sum of $466.25 has been subscribed of a quota of SIOOO, assigned to Pocomoke City in aid of the “USO” (United Service Or ganization). This is not a very good showing for a locality that has always re sponded nobly to appeals for worthy objects. This city has always been a “over-the-top” subscriber. There is no argument when it comes to the “worthiness” of the USO. There is a great war raging. A war threat ening all the rights and privileges j which underlie our government. The best blood of America was shed to establish our country; and the best) blood of America is*now being spilled on foreign battle fields, and will be | shed for some time to come, in order j to preserve that which we value so highly. The USO is out to help our boys. It is an organization which embodies the principle that, “In union there is strength.” A number of societies working under different names have been merged with one, with the idea: of accomplishing better results. They have banded themselves to persetve the morale of tile service men to the extent of their ability, and make the fighting forces of the United States as formidable as possible. The USO men and women leave nothing undone to help win the war. Let no citizen of this land call a dollar wasted when given to this war band. One thousand dollars is small when considered from the standpoint of relief and support to those who are fighting the cause of Democracy. Pocomoke people should not lag, and it is certain they will not. INFECTED BEAN FIELDS TO BE LET ALONE WHEN WETi l ■ in To prevent spread of the disease, farmers who have anthraenose in their bean fields are advised not to weed, cultivate, or pick any of the crop when the plants are wet with rain or dew. According to C. E. Cox of the University of Maryland Department of Plant Pathology, the disease is causing considerable damage in the state this summer and numerous re quests are being received for control measures. Anthraenose, Mr. Cox says, causes more or less circular sunken, nisty brown spots on leaves, pods and stems of the bean plants. Sprays and dusts, he states, have not been found effective in controlling the disease, but it can be prevented by planting disease-free, Western-grown seed that has been purchased from a reliable dealer, and by practicing a rotation i that will not bring beans on the same i ground more than once in every three . or four years. HEALTH DEPT. IS WARNING ABOUT STRAY CANINES State Is Exposed To The Danger Of Rabies Since The Large Increase Of Stray Dogs PRECAUTIONARY METHODS SHOULD BE PRACTICED The increase in the number of fam-| ilies that have moved into Maryland recently bringing all their possessions with them has brought about a con-1 siderable increase in the dog popu lation—particularly of stray dogs. The increase in stray dogs—which are always a source of danger, and par ticularly of rabies— is responsible; for the following warning from Dr. R. H. Riley, Director of the State Health Department. “Reports received from Dr. Mark Welsh, the State Veterinarian, at Col lege Park, show,” Dr. Riley said, “that (Continued on Page 5) FMttaCTOKV ONrrX VPH STATES jyOtsTAJWS DUSK TO DAWN BLACK-OUT Ip VERY COMPLETE A Few Persons Seem Disposed To Assert The Right To Light At All Times COLLISION ON MARKET STREET WRECKS COP CAR The "dusk to dawn,” state-wide black-out, on Wednesday seems to have resulted according to pre-con ceived and adopted plans, and Poco moke City was wrapped in a blanket of darkness; which was thick enough almost to be felt. There were no serious violations of the rules. There were, of course, a few citizens who have been so long enjoying the rights of freemen; who believe in the principle of the rights of everybody to the participation in the pleasures of life, liberty, and happiness—these maintained their in dependence by being a little tardy in pressing the buttons on their electric fixtures, and betaking themselves to little beds, for a longer than usual night’s repose. They, no doubt, said to themselves, “we’ll turn out our lights, and shut off our radios, when ever we get good and ready.” After which .they slept better, comforting themselves with the assurance that they were masters of their souls, and architects of their own fortunes. One accident was reported which oc | curred on Market Street opposite the 1 resdence of Mr. Baker Pilchard. This | consisted of a collision between an army truck and a Maryland State po | lice car. Details of the smash were hard to procure. There were no ar rests made, since the Federal govern ment and the sovereign State of Maryland were involved and local au (Continued on Page 10) A D V PUBLIC AS TO SUGAR RATIONS Important Information As To When, Where, And How To v Make Application y The public is advised that ad ditional pounds of sugar for canning purposes may be secured by house wives not only this week but anytime during the season. Application for extra sugar may be filed between the hours of 9 a. m. and 12 noon each week day at the branch office of the Rationing Board located on the second floor of the Municipal ! Building. Persons desiring this ad ditional sugar are urged to apply be tween the above mentioned hours and as early as possible in order that no delay in securing the sugar might be 1 occasioned. If a sugar rationing book is lost another cannot be issued in less than 60 days from the date the book is re ported lost. In the case of a deceased (Continued on Page 10) MRS. VIRGINIA VICKERS FUNERAL HELD SAT. Mrs. Lillie Virginia Vickers, resi dent of this city, died at her home on Laurel Street, on Wednesday of last week; she was 47 years of age. Mrs. Vickers was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Davis, of Salisbury, North Carolina, and was born in Newport News, Va., she had been a resident of Pocomoke about 19 years. Funeral services were held on Sat urday from the home, conducted by Rev. Ralph J. Yow, assisted by the Rev. J. W. Wooten. Interment in Salem Church Cemetery this city. The pallbearers were: Messrs. Johnson Payne, Sim son Ward, Lacey Dryden, William F. Ennis, Allie Tarr, and Edward Tarr. Besides her husband, Mr. Elmer T. Vickers, the deceased is survived by two sons: James H. Vickers, of Poco moke; and Elmer M. Vickers Jr., of Porto Rico; also by two daughters: Mrs. James Ward, and Mrs. Reuben Bridgers, both of Pocomoke.