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nuoc *> A DEMOCRATIC NEWSPAPER WORCESTER DEMOCRA T EST. 1898 THELEDGER-ENTERPRISKEST 1880 SCRAPE TOOTHER SCRAP FOR THE SCRAP “Chirps’’;^ from the Democrat s Pen Well, Sir, 1 don’t know what I’m . going to do with the Mayor and C ity Council if they don’t pick up this old dump heap down on Bridge Street and throw it into the Pocomoke River. However, I don’t suppose it is any use to complain about it. Registering a protest would do about as much good as as recount would benefit Mr. L. A. Andrus, who ran in the pri maries lately for Congress. You-all know about that. But this dump heap! I don’t know whether it was set afire or whether it became ignited through spontan eous combustion. The sun was hot enough to get busy on the thing and set it a-goin’ if there happened to be a bit of glass lying around to serve as a lens. I wonder if any of you folks, living on the southern limits of this burg got a whiff of the burn ing pile or tried to breathe through the smoke that came wafting so gent ly from the banks of the beautiful Pocomoke. If you didn’t, I’d like to know what I could beg, borrow, rent, or steal a lodging-place for during the season this volcano is active, throwing out fire, ashes, and some thing worse than lav.a —a smoke that cures us almost as well as if we were hams hung up in a smoke house. Honestly, I believe if you’d cut a slice out of my right leg, it would equal Esskay’s best; or be as good as' Smithfield ever dared to be, and I’m not encouraging cannibalistic ideas' either. You see, if there had been any way of eliminating the odor, one might imagine one walking down the streets I of old London. But it was a London fog, with all the aromatic accompani ment of a Chicago abattoir thrown in free, gratis, and for no cost at all. The wind seemed to take a delight in blowing tKe smoke and perfume to ward the town. For days we lived in the midst of a forest fire, hog kil lin’, or a prairie fire. It was de licious, or else not, while it lasted. I’m certainly hoping it will declare time out for the duration. But, I am ready to acknowledge that our governing municipal body has quite a few problems of which the solution is another problem. Per haps you’ve seen some mention in this column about dogs. I have tak en the oportunity of mentioning them occasionally. That’s one of the un solved problems. Then there’s the Saturday night problem; at which time the street lights are almost ob scured by the black cloud that rolls over the streets. Really it would seem better if we could have two Sat urday nights—one, when the dark ness was not quite so visible, and one when the permanent settlers could have a chance to pilot their way on the sidewalks without molestation. However, I’m not trying to solve the problem. Then, there’s the parking problem. I think I solved that some time ago. You may remember I said the side walks were taking care of some of the Rolls Royces, these occupying a bout 9-tenths of the pedestrians right of way. The driveways into private homes were either occupied or clos ed by trucks, busses and passenger cars. Actually in front of my house, the street looked at times like Bos- j ton Commons after a summer Sunday. picnic. Seems to me, with back yards thrown in, the parking situa tion is rather well taken care of. Now, I don’t know whether I want to run either for Mayor or Council man. And yet some people do, and who knows what ambitions may be set me. If I do, and somebody com mences to tell me things, I’m going to take up my old habit of cussin’. I used to be right adept at Satanical emphasis, but I laid that aside and substituted a 5 o’clock ad man’s toddy. If the Mayor wants to bust me in the snoot, I’ll ask him to come around and join me first. WORCESTER DEMOCRAT • rzJi _ Pvatt Library FIRE CHIEFS’ CONFERENCE AT THE UNIVERSITY Many Phases Of Fire Fighting j Discussed As Well As Quali fications Of A Chief LOCAL CHIEF, FRED U. HENDERSON, ATTENDS A Fire Chief Conference was held on September 7,8, and 9, at the Uni jversity of Maryland, and conducted by tV. Fred Heisher, of Oklahoma, who is the outstanding man in the field of efficient fire protection. The conference dealt primarily with the war time problems of the Fire Chief, ; ;but other problems were discussed. In order to keep the local fire de partment abreast of the times, Chief Fred U. Henderson attended this meeting, in order that Pocomoke’s al ready efficient fire fighters might profit by hearing and adopting sug gestions from high authority, not on ly in fighting such fires as occur in the ordinary run of the days, but j such as might come along with war (Continued on Page 5) MR. N. F. MATTHEWS ! DIED SEPTEMBER 17TH i„ . i j Mr. Noah Fillmore Matthews, aied j j Thursday, September 17th at the■ [home of his daughter. Mrs. Leonard! ; T. Parks of Second St., at the age of | 1 79 years. The body was removed to Balti- i J more where sendees were held Mon- j day at the hoifie of his son and inter ment made in Cedar Hill cemetery in that city. C. C. WATSON DIED WEDNESDAY AT ADVANCED AGE Funeral Services To Be Held In Girdletree Baptist Church Tomorrow, Saturday Caleb C. Watson, Girdletree’s old est citizen died at his home Wednes day evening last. He was nearing ! his 90th year. At this advanced age, ‘ he had been fairly active until three weeks ago, when he became ill and the end soon came. Mr. Watson was born in Accomack j County, Va., and moved to Girdletree i about 65 years ago, where he was ac-! tively engaged in planting and ship- i ; i ping oysters. He was noted for his 1 quiet, sterling character, which won for him high esteem in the commun ity in which he was an interested resi (Continued on Page 8) ENGAGEMENT OF MISS BRATTON ANNOUNCED Col. Daniel Bratton, USA., and Mrs. Bratton, of Fort George G. Meade, at a supper party given at | their home recently, announced the ; engagement of their daughter, Miss Julia Anne Bratton, and Capt. Claude Jones Merrill, USA, son of Mr. and Mrs. Marion R. Merrill, of Pocomoke i City . Miss Bratton attended Miss East man’s School in Washington and was graduated from Skidmore College. Captain Merrill is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University, where he| was a member of Kappa Sigma fra ternity and Scabbard and Blade. He was commissioned in the Chemical Warfare Service of the regular army in 1939 and for the past three years has been stationed at Edgewood Ar senal. C r THE DC COPY Let it not be said “Our brave men died because we faltered in our duty”. Let’s have no “shortage” on victorj : without victory, your business and curs are worth nothing, ahd to push ever faster toward that victory our fighting men must have “implements and re pairs” or battle—without shortage, without delays. Your country needs your scrap iron. Needs it now more than any time in it’s history. Remember that, just as man needs food each day, the mills need your scrap to build wea pons of victory. Keep the scrap moving from farm, keep the mills at work. Collect what you have and bring it to your local salvage depot. We’ll see to it that it goes to the mills, to make weapons to destroy alnd annihilate the enemy. Let’s all pull together dur ing this harvest for scrap iron and steel. This is a globular war, a war of conquest. A war of survival. We intend to be the survival, but we can’t be the survival unless we leave no stone unturned to bring about the complete destruction of our enemy. Will you do your part undone in this campaign to help bring about this victory? The local committee is glad to announce that the Worcester Post No. 93, American Leg ion, has agreed to sponsor this movement. These boys know the needs of the soldiers in the field. They fought for Democracy and won. They want to see Uncle Sam’s troops march to victory, and they are ready to help to the utmost. All honor and praise to the American Legion! YOUR LOCAL SALVAGE COMMITTEE, B. FULLER WALTERS XMAS SHOPPING SHOULD BE DONE | AT THE EARLIEST If Men In The Service Are To Receive Gifts, Mail Early In October As Possible The Christmas shopping season for the men in the service has arrived and if you want your soldier overseas to get his Christmas parcels on time, start shopping for him now. The advice comes from the War Department, along with the sugges- j tion that packages be mailed just as early in October as possible as No- 1 vember Ist is the deadline. 1 Parcels should be limited to about 1 the size of a shoe box, Army officials i said, and should not weigh more than six pounds. They should be address- i ed with the full name, serial number,! service organization and Army Post office number of the recipient. How ever, if these instructions are not clear, information regarding the send-. 1 ing of Christmas parcels may be ob tained from the Post Office. Already advertisements of approp riate gifts for the men in the ser i vice are appearing in local papers and (Continued on Page 8) AND THE LEDGER-ENTERPRISE POCOMOKE CITY, MD.. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1942 JUNK NEEDED | ANDNOT NEEDED FOR COLLECTION Well To Note Sort Of Scrap Wanted By The Government Energy Be Conserved NOTE ADVERTISEMENT ON ANOTHER PAGE In collection with the “Scrap” drive, it would be well for the public to know just what is wanted and what is j not, in order that energy may not I be wasted in collection of the junk much needed to help win the war. ; The following are placed among the articles wanted: < Beds, (iron). Electric toasters. Irons. i Heaters. Fans. i Door Knobs. Hinges and keys. Locks. ! ] Hardware trim. ; I Springs. (Continued on Page 8) ENTHUSIASTIC ; MEETING OF THE AMERICAN LEGION Held At The Local Armory, Fri day, September 18th. Ensu ing Year’s Officers Named . One of the largest and most enthu siastic meetings in the history of Worcester Post No. 93, The American Legion, took place at the Armory, Pocomoke City, Friday evening, Sep tember 18th. The meeting was pre sided over by William L. Bennett, newly elected Post Commander. Reference was made by the Post: Adjutant of the recent election of of-1 f icers to serve durin gthe ensuing j year. This election took place at the j regular meeting June 19th, and the official installation was held on July 3rd. Officers elected include: Post Commander, William L. Ben nett; First Vice-Commander, M. Earl Tarr; Second Vice-Commender, Ber nard F. Moore; Chaplain, Rev. Hugh V. Clary; Post Adjutant, Vernon C. Taylor; Post Finance Officer, Russell: E. Matthews; Post Historian, C. Her bert Meiser; Sergeant-at-Arms, Roy F. Mason. Executive Committee, (Continued on Page 8) NEWS AND PICTURE SERVICE $1.50 ,™ e h AUTO TRAILER IN POCOMOKE ON SATURDAY, 26TH For The Convenience Of Men And Boys Who Want To En list And Cannot Travel j An auto trailer will be in Poco moke all day Saturday, September 26 for the purpose of receiving applica tions from men who wish to enlist in the Navy or the U. S. Naval Reserve. The trailer will include in its per j sonnel Medical Naval Officers who will examine the applicant and will be staffed with officers to furnish any information regarding enlistment in this branch of the service. The cruiser is from the Southeas tern Recruiting Division head at Richmond and is acting in conjunc (Continued on Page 8) MR. AND MRS.SCHOOLFIELD ANNOUNCE ENGAGEMENT Mr. and Mrs. Allen Polk School field announce the engagement of their daughter, Nancy Cecil, to En sign Ralph Cresap Davis, United States Naval Reserve, the son of Cap tain Ralph O. Davis, U S. N. and j the late Mrs. Anita Cresap Davis, of : Annapolis. The wedding will take place in the ; early fall. 119-YEAR OLD NEGRO CHARGED WITH MURDER Walter Leroy Killmore LTses A Shot Gun To Kill 10-Year -01 d Negro Boy _____ Walter Leroy Kilmore, 19-year-old negro farm hand was lodged in the jail at Snow Hill Sunday charged with first degree murder arter the shotgun death of a 10 year old colored | bey. The slaying, according to Sheriff J. William Hall, took place Saturday evening at the farmhouse of the boys’ parents, Isaac and Gertie Selby, lo cated about three miles south of Ber lin. Kilmore has been charged with first degree murder in a state war rant sworn out by the sheriff before Trial Magistrate Price at Snow Hill. Sheriff said Kilmore ran across a field into a nearby woods after the shooting. The sheriff tracked him ,several miles and captured the negro Sunday morning hiding in a house j owned by Charles Foreman, near i Newark, Md. Sheriff Hall said Kil- Imore at first denied the slaying, but (Continued on Page 8) RESULT OF RECOUNT IN PRIMARY ELECTION The recount of the primary vote in the First Congressional District, composed of the nine Eastern Shore votes gives Ward a majority of 54 votes, one of the closest elections ever held for the Congressional can i didacy . In Worcester County the official vote, including the soldier vote gave. Roe 1057 before the recount; after' the recount, 1044. Before the recount including the! soldier vote, Worcester gave Wardj 1677; after the recount, 1655. I Before the recount, including the j j soldier vote, Worcester gave Andrus j 1191; afterwards, 182. The recount in the county shows j i a very creditable. job of tallying by the different election officials; since, ' out of 20 voting precincts, only 44 j votes were rejected, an average of slightly over 2 votes to a precinct. IWICTORY BUY QVtyA UNITED WJI STATBf inrp- war VOLUME 62 NO. 39 JURORS DRAWN FOR THE OCTOBER TERM OF COURT i Five Murder Cases Will Be Tried At This Term, Includ ing; The \V. Justice Crime GRAND JURY TO REVIEW i AGAR FIRM FAILURE Judge Crockett has drawn the fol -1 lowing as Jurors for the October ' Term of the Circuit Court which will r convene at Snow Hill on October 12, 1 1 1942: District No. 1: Raymond W. Bis ■ hop, Augustus A. Mason, Ray F. : Redden, I. Bates Pilchard, Elias P. Benson, James E. Howard, William T. . Howard, George S. Bunting, William H. Dryden, Russel B. Merrill, William | D. Hardester. District No. 2: John Edgar Dough -1 ty, C. Norwood Shockley, Herbert W. Mason, Afton Dryden, William M. Wootten, Harold E. Nock, Lawrence ■ Baumann, Charles H. Parsons. P District No. 3: Raymond Magee. ' I J. Edward Shocklev, Arlie Powell, 11 * . Henry E. Onley, George H. Bunting. District No. 4: Ralph L. Mason.. | Walter J. Burbage. (Continued on Page 8) miss mTTTbaYey IS WEDDED TO A GUARDSMAN t Mr. Leonard Obermire, Of The U. S. Coast Guard, South Dakota, Is The Groom The marriage of Miss Margaret Louise Bailey ,daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Bailey, of Stockton, Mary -1 land, and Mr. Leonard Obermire, Uni ! ted States Coast Guard, on of Mrs. 1 Margaret Obermire and the late Mr. J Obermire, of Wagner, South Dakota, I took place on Friday, September 18, 1942, at 5 o’clock P. M. at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lehman, r Lew r es, Delaware, the Rev. H. V. Bran ford, officiating. The bride was attired in a street ■ length dress of midnight blue with black accessories and cors'&ge of gar -1 denias. The bride’s only attendant ■ [ was Mrs. Raymond Marvel, of Lewes, ; Delaware, who was attired in a navy • blue dress with a corsage of white I gardenias. Mr. Raymond Marvel at tended Mr. Obermire as best man. I I The room was decorated with ivy, *: dahlias and marigolds. ! j Following the ceremony, a recep tion was held at the Lehman home, ! after which the couple left for a hon eymoon trip to Washington, D. C. On their return they will make their home in Lewes, Del., where Mr. Ober imire is stationed. WORTHY GRAND MATRON DIES IN BALTIMORE News reached here the early part of the week of the death in Baltimore of Mrs. Dora Bauchsbaum, Worthy Grand Matron of Maryland, Order of the Eastern Star. Mrs. Bauchsbaum was elected Wor . thy Matron at the Grand Chapter session held in Baltimore in April and had planned to hold her Grand Visitation in Pocomoke on November | 11th. While she had been in ill health the news of her death came as !a shock to members of the subordi nate chapters on the Eastern Shore, ' many of whom had made tentative j plans for her entertainment during her official visit to the Shore Chap ters in October and November. Funeral services were held from her home 445 N. Kenwood Avenue j yesterday, Thursday.