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WORCESTER DEMOCRAT AND THE LEDGER-ENTERPRISE f. Published Every Friday at Pocomoke City. Maryland. EDWARD J. CLARKE. Editor and Owner $1.50 The Year In Advance. fclired at the Postoffice at Pocomoke City. Maryland, as Second Class Matter NATIONAL EDITORIAL. ASSOCIATION HI FRIDAY. OCTOBER 2, 1942 AFTER PEARL HARBOR Before Pearl Harbor, the feeling- was generally held in this country that Japan was a third-rate military power which could be soundly defeated in a matter of weeks 'or months. Alleged experts had long- written that Japan’s military equipment was In ferior, that her navy was in no way a match for ours, and that she was on the verge of economic collapse. Since December 7 we have learned how tragically wrong- those experts were. Japa nese planes and ships are excellent in both design and construc tion. Japanese army striking power is very great, and her gen erals know the art of welfare. The individual Japanese soldier is craft\. bia\e. cruel, tearless ot death, and fanaticallv determined on victory. Up to recenty, the bulk of the Americn people also held an other theory concerning Japan. They believed that the majority of the Japanese people were pacific and desirous of peace, and that the nation was thrust into war by a handful of warlords who con trolled the Japanese army, navy and civil government. Once Japanese forces were given sharp set-backs by the United Nations, many reasoned, the warlords would lose face at home and the present military governmnt would be replaced by a popular gov ernment which would sue for peace. That is a heartening theory, perhaps—but, unfortunately, men who are in the best position to understand the Japanese char acter have small faith in it. Ambassador Grew', who represented the United States in Tokyo for ten years, and who recently re turned to this country as part of the exchange of diplomats be tween belligerents, has made a number of extremely interesting speeches and statements on the subject. Mr. Grew says, in es sence, that Japanese leaders have completely “sold” the Japanese people on this war. Anti-British and anti-American propaganda has been an official Japanese activity for many years, and has been carefully nurtured by the controlled Jap press and radio. The unspeakable treatment given captured United Nations sol diers by the Japanese in Hong Kong and elsewhere, is the direct reflection of that propaganda The ordinary Japanese trooper reflects the point of view of the common people of Japan—and he is as cruel and fanatical as his leaders. The civilian population of Japan has accepted, apparently will ingly, sacrifices which are almost incredible. In Japan everything is rationed. The clothing and the food available for civilians is qualitatively and quantitatively bad—everything must go to the army and navy. The masses of the people eke out an existence on rations which would cause swift starvation in most countries. But they don’t complain. They are convinced that the price is well worth payng for the “glorious destiny” which their Sumarai leaders have promised. They work tremendously long hours, and they have little relaxation and no luxuries. Prices have gone up while wages have remained sationary. Yet they look forward with confidence and longing to the day when the United States and Britain will l>e crushed, and Jap leaders will dictate harsh peace terms in conquered Washington and London. In the view- of some realists, the Jap may, in the long run, prove to be a tougher nut than the German. In the last war, Ger many cracked fast once she began to suffer severe defeats. The teutonic fanaticism is hardly on the same scale as that of the Oriental with his implicit faith that death in battle will l>e followed by an eternity in the happiest and most abundant of heavens. The Japanese people, these authorities argue, will never accept de feat, or ask for peace. They will go on fighting—and increase their barbaric practices—to the very end. Therefore, the only w r ay to beat Japan is to scourge her at home. It is important that. w'e take back the territories she has conquered, with their rich resources—but it will not prove decisive. The Japanese islands are roughly about the size of the sin gle state of Montana. Inside some 1,500,000 square miles are all the Japanese centers of population, all the Japanese factories, all the Japanese facilities of production and transport and distribu tion, Due to her lack of coal, she has attained an extraordinarily high degree of electrification, and the bulk of her industries are powered from a series of hydro-electric installations in the moun tains. Before she can be crushed, it is likely that it will be nec essary to knock out these installations, and make her industrial ly impotent. And that will require air raids on an unprecedented j scale. It is generally believed that her defenses against raids, in her vital factory areas, are very good. The Solomon Islands action marked the start ol our ol tensive in the Pacific. Before that, we were almost entirely engaged in defensive operations. How long it will lx; lx?fore we can take the offensive on a major scale, either in the Pacific or in Europe, is a question that can only be answered by the High Command— and when the time comes, it will speak with deeds, not words. It is a gigantic undertaking, and t will be long and arduous. BUY MORE WAR BONDS! There is a great deal of talk at this time concerning proposals | for enforced purchasing of War Bonds. Sorife such plan as this | may become inevitable under any circumstances. And it is cer tain to be adopted in the relatively near future unless the people substantially increase their voluntary purchasing of Bonds and StaftHTg fji reasur y some time ago established a goal of $1,000,000,- 000 worth of Bond and Stamp sales monthly. That goal has not been reached It must be reached and passed if the war is to be properly financed, and if excess purchasing power, the creator of inflation, is to be reduced. , . XT c American business has responded superbly to the War Sav ings challenge. The banks, for example, long ago started stress ing War Bond in their advertising and in displays. They have done everything in their power to encourage the public to buy, and they have paid out of their own pockets the heavy promotion A similar w'ork on a nation-wide scale is being done by le tailers. The chains were the pioneers, and thousands ol indepen dent stores have joned in. Retailers are making special efforts to increase the sales of Stamps as well as Bonds, and they have been notably successful. A very high percentage id all War Sav ings are made through stores today. In then* ease, as with the banks, tin- participating stores arc paymir all tin- expenses amt they are promoting Stamps and Bonds in every possible "a\. * The public has responded fairly well to these drives—but not well enough. In these days, when wages are at record levels and almost any man or woman can quickly obtain a good job all ot us can afford to take all or part of our change in Stamps when we shop in stores. All of us can afford to buy one or 'more bonds each pay day. Certainly, giving up some luxuries is a mighty CITIZENS NATIONAL BANK POCOMOKE CITY, MD. STATEMENT AT CLOSE OF BUSINESS ' SEPTEMBER 30, 1942 ASSETS Cash on hand and in banks $ 481,813.04 United States Government Bonds 214,037.50 Municipal Bonds 10,000.00 Federal Reserve Bank Stock 2,100.00 j Corporation Bonds 25,742.50 i Loans and Discounts 333,712.54 Banking House Furniture and Fixtures 35,817.32 TOTAL $1,103,222.90 LIABILITIES Capital Stock $ 50,000.00 Surplus and Undivided Profits 51,620.08 Total Deposits 1,001.602.82 TOTAL $1,103,222.90 j sma n price to pav to help the war effort along. The duty of every American is plain—to cut his personal expenditures severely, and to put the money into War Savings. Remember this the next time you go to a' bank or to a retail stores featuring Bonds and Stamps. EDUCATION FOR SAFETY PLANNED BY AUTO CLUB — Will Be Conducted On A Large Scale By R. I). Moore, Mgr., Salisbury Branch A. A. A. | Plans have been made for the ex '< pansion of the safety education pio gram of The Automobile Club of Maryland, which is more important ! than ever now with the growing war i induced trafic problems. This will ! be conducted on an enlarged scale before adult groups and in schools ; during the term ahead, according to R. D. Moore, Manager of the Sal-j isbury Branch of the Club. Initiated in Maryland years ago this activity has earned large divi dends in safer traffic conditions in seh >ol areas. No civic enterprise of the Club has enjoyed such hearty approval or so much commendations from members, school teachers, and principals, city officials, and the public in general as the St hool Safety Patrol plan, de- j : veloped by the Club in coopeiation with the AAA. In the year ahead, hundreds of! public, parochial and private schools will have reorganized their patrols, ! made up of older boys and girls. These youngsters will assume defin ite responsibilities in connection with , the safety of their classmates, mean while learning valuable lessons them -1 .elves in mutual aid. 'Hie carefully worked-out safety lessons supplied, without charge, to teachers taking up the work, have been found of great value in sug gesting demonstrations, activities i and reading and writing exercises dealing with traffic safety. “Timely and unique, the ‘Victory Heroes’ series of ten AAA school saf- I ety posters, to be distributed one a i month this school year for classrooms i and school bulletin board display in ■ Maryland as a part of the civic saf ety program of child attention and arouse enthusiastic interest,” declar- i ed Mr. Moore. “Based on oficial Army and Navy photographs, obtained by the United Stages War and Navy Departments in the nation’s capital, the new posters show soldiers, and sailors, and avia tors in action watching out for the safety of their buddies, their ships and their planes. The posters clever ly couple the observance of safety by thse service men with observance by children of similar safety rules on streets and highways. “Completing the visual safety pro gram,” continued Mr. R. D. Moore, “is a new and interesting sound mov- : mg picture program for presentation! at all public, parochial, and private schools throughout the State. The films include the story of the AAA Safety Patrol, safe cycling, proper driving technique and scientific road building, with many worthwhile saf ety rules. These moving picture pro-! 1 grams are also offered free of ■ charge to P. T. A.’s, Church and civic! organizations. ( WORCESTER DEMOCRAT, POCOMOKE CITY, MARYLAND POCOMOKE CITY RABBI RECEIVES APPOINTMENT The Pocomoke Synagogue announ ces the appointment of Rev. Leo. Steinhauser, as Rabbi and Spiritual Leader of the Pocomoke Congregation replacing Rev. A. Zentman who has accepted a position as Rabbi and Spiritual Leader in Chambersburg, Pa. Rev. Steinhauser, who has been making his home for the past several years in Baltimore, conducted the services in the Pocomoke Synagogue during the recent holiday season, and the entire congregation was very well pleased and inspired with the manner in which the services were performed. Rev. Steinhauser will conduct He brew classes for the children daily except Thursdays and Saturdays at the Synagogue, from 4:30 P. M. until (5:00 P. M. Regular services will be held Friday evening at 7:30 P. M. and Sunday morning at 9:30 A. M. Uncle Sam Needs Scrap Metal A NATION-WIDE APPEAL FOR THE 35-MILE SPEED A nationwide appeal to all motor ists urging immediate observance of the 35-mile maximum speed called for in the report of the Baruch Commit tee was issued by the American Auto- 1 mobile Association this week. “The new government rubber pro gram calls for prompt replenishment of tires through providing new tires and retreads made from reclaim rub ber for motorists who need them,” Thos. P. Henry, of Detroit, Mich., President of the national motoring body, pointed out. “The Baruch re port states definitely, however, that this program cannot be successful unless mileage controls and speed controls are imposed. Some time must necessarily elapse before such controls can be imposed; in the mean time, motorists should cooperate by holding speeds to 35 miles an hour and eliminating all unnecessary driv ing. “Such voluntary cooperation will help the government in solving its problem of providing enough stop-gap tires and retreads to keep America’s vehicles rolling until there is an am ple supply of synthetic rubber. “An important factor in the pic ture is that the stop-gap tires and retreads are strictly low'-speed pro ducts. To drive them fast will not only wear them out abnormally fast, but is actually dangerous. The thing |to do is to slow down right now, in order to make the tires we have last as long as possible and to accustom ourselves to speeds that will be man datory when we begin using tiros and retreads made from reclaim rub ber. “The replenishment program called for in the Baruch report contemplates the use of about 138,000 tons of re- I claim and one or two thousand tons of crude rubber, plus use of certain • specialty substitutes, such as thiokol. I The fact that we can now afford to release so much reclaim for civilian driving purposes is due to the pub lic cooperation which brought in such la mountain of scrap rubber early in | the summer. “This public cooperation in the ' scrap rubber drive soon will begin paying definite dividends in the form of a stop-gap tire replenishment pro ■ gram. Further cooperation, in the • form of slower speeds and elimination i 1 of unessential mileage, will pay fur-j I ther dividends. It means that the ; stop-gap program will keep virtually * 1 all cars in operation until the syn thetic program gets into full swing late next year, at which time driving i; restrictions can be eased. i| “Keeping cars in operation is irn * portant, as the Baruch committee ■ i pointed out, to prevent civilian col- I I lapse and consequent weakening of ' the war effort. Motorists will be J helping themselves individually and ! wil lbe helping the nation by adopting. all known measures of tire conserva-1 - tion and—beginning now—refraining • | from driving at any speed over 35! : miles an hour.” ' Uncle Sam Needs Scrap Metal SNAKE A Its qoinq to cc:f Cations to deFdnqtheJop! oUff KIWAK BO NPS £► STAMPS! WANTED [ | GIRL WANTED—To act as re : ceptionist. Prefer one with some I knowledge of typewriter. Write Box 412. ! Oct. 2-2 t. WANTED AT ONCE—Several , salesladies for regular or part time j work. Montgomery Ward. Oct. 2-tf. [I FURNISHED APARTMENT , I WANTED—By couple who desire to ; I locate in Pocomoke. Apply Mr. Mor . | ris, Mgr. J. J. Newberry Co. ! Sept. 25-tf. ! - ! ' WOMAN WANTED—For general * housework. Mrs. Mary Sheppard. ■ Sept. 25-tf. WANTED—I Crane operator with ’ | mechanical experience; 1 truck me- I chanic. Pocahontas Coal Company, i Salisbury, Maryland, Telephone 3-4-5. Sept. 25-2 t. WANTED—Direct attachable plow .for F-12 FARM ALL. Write Worvos ; ter Democrat. Pocomoke. Sept. 23-3tp WANTED—Man to help on dairy 1 farm—s6o.oo per month. House and ! firewood furnished. Apply C. J. Ar dis, Pocomoke, Telephone 12 F 13. ; Sept. 18-3tp. > I • Please Pay Your Subscription NOTICE I ;v age i".y >w- *: potato ~ - I w ill open about Oe! il Brins } slips eating potato,'- a: <i I will keep them as I have in past yea;-. Harry Ward. Snow Hill, Md. Oct. 2-2 t. CARD OF THANKS J. T. Adams and family deeply ap ! preciate the kindness shown Mr. Adams during his stay in the Cris ; field Hospital. They are very grate ful to the Presbyterian Choir at Re ! hoboth and the many friends who sent cards, flowers and messages. | Oct. 2-ltp. L. Paul Ewell. Solicitor Argalious Elbert Martin vs. Annie Amelia Martin. In the Circuit Court for Worcester County, Maryland. In Equity. No. 5531 Chancery. ORDER OF PUBLICATION The object of Hus suit is to procure a decree of divorce a vinculo matri monii by Argalious Elbert Martin, the plaintiff from Annie Amelia Mar tin. the defendant. The bill states that che plaintiff was married to the defendant May 8, 1010, in the State of Maryland; that though the conduct of the plaintiff toward the defendant has always been kind, affectionate and above re proach, the said defendant has, with out anv just cause or reason, aban doned and deserted the plaintiff and has declared her intention to live with him no longer and that such abandonment has continued uninter ruptedly for at least three years and is deliberate and final and the separation of the parties beyond any reasonable expectation of reconcilia tion; that the plaintiff is a resident of Worcester County, Maryland, and has resided in said Worcester County, Maryland, for a period of more than three years past and this defendant is a non-resident of the State of Maryland residing in the State of s Pennsylvania, the last known address [of the defendant being 2028 North loth Street, Philadelphia; that there I were born to the plaintiff and the defendant two children. Elbert Demp | ster Martin and Ella Pauline Martin, i It is thereupon, by the Circuit! Court for Worcester County, Mary-, land, in Equity, ordered this 17th day i of September, 1942, that the plaintiff Argalious Elbert Martin, by causing a copy of this order to be inserted in! j some newspaper published in Worces-! ter County, Maryland, once a week ! for four successive weeks before the 26th day of October, 1942, giving no-. lice to the absent defendant, Annie Amelia Martin, of the object and sub stance of this bill warning her to be and appear in this court in person or by solicitor on or before the 11th day of November, 1942. to show cause if any she has, why a decree ought; not be passed as prayed. JOSEPH E. BRIMER, Clerk True Copy Test, Jos. E. Brimer, Clerk Sent. 18-4 t. ! Henry P. Walters, Solicitor Assignee’s Sale OF VALUABLE Colored RESIDENCE PROPERTY By virtue of the power of sale con tained in a mortgage from Isaac Hearne and Eliza Hearne, his wife, to Godfrey Child, dated June 21, 1938 and recorded among the land records jof Worcester County, Maryland in Liber B. B. No. 33, folio 292 et seq., which said mortgage has been as signed by the said Godfrey Child to Lynwood W, Duncan and further as signed by the said Lynwood W. Dun can to the undersigned for the pur pose of foreclosure, defaults having occurred under the terms, covenants and conditions of said mortgage, the undersigned as assignee thereof will offer for sale at public auction in | front of Hotel Pocomoke in Pocomoke I City, Worcester County, Maryland, on Saturday, Oct. 3, 1942 at the hour of 3 o'clock I*. M. , all that tract or parcel of land sit i uate, lying and being in Pocomoke j City, in the F’irst Election District of Worcester County, Maryland, more particularly described as follow's: Be ginning for the same on the south east side of Young Street, at the north or northwest corner of the lot hereby conveyed, and at the line of a certain John Ed Long, and running thence by and with said Young Street in a southeasterly direction 57 feet, more or less to Sixth Street; thence in a southwesterly direction by and with the northwest side of Sixth Street 108 feet, more or less, to the center of the ditch; thence by and with the center of said ditch in a northwesterly direction 57 feet, more or less, to a vacant lot in rear of the John Ed Long property; thence by and with said vacant lot and by and with the property of John Ed Long in a northeasterly direction 108 feet, more or less, to Young Street, at the point of beginning, it being in all re ; spects all and the same tract or parcel of land granted and conveyed to the said Isaac Hearne from Major T. Hall and wife, by deed dated June 14, 1894 and of record among the land records of Worcester County, Maryland, in Liber F. H. P. No. 5 I at folios 202 et seq. This property is improved by a 1 frame dwelling. TERMS OF SALE: CASH. Title papers and conveyancing costs at the expense of the purchaser. Taxes will] be paid to January 1, 1943. HENRY P. WALTERS, Assignee Sept. 11-41. We are equipped to dc all kind* i of printing. Let us quote you a pric* on your next job. Fridav, October 2. 1942 Classified Advertising CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING Ml ST BE PAID IN ADVANCE This does not mean that your credit is not good but to open a charge account and mail two or three bills to collect means an expenditure of any where from 10c to 25c. This adver tising does not justify this expense i hence we must request payment in advance for all classified advertising, such as, For Rent, For Sale, Lost, Wanted, Cards of Thanks and In Me moriams. We charge 2c per word first inser tion and lc per word each insertion thereafter, provided cash is enclosed with order (no ad is accepted for less ■ than 25c). Count your words and you can easily figure the cost. •| WORCESTER DEMOCRAT ! FOR RENT FOR RENT—House corner 3rd St. Modern improvements. Mrs. Essie , Bevans. ; Oct. 2-3 t. FOR RENT—S-room bungalow on j Pocomoke-Snow Hill Road. Rent reasonable. Apply W. F. Lambertson, j Pocomoke-Snow Hill Road. ;j Oct 2-2 t. FOR RENT OR SALE—Property corner Second and Cedar, has 9 rooms, lights and bath. Possession given October 1. Prefer to rent to one family without children. Will sell at reasonable price. Apply to Fred C. Quinn, Mardela, Md. Sept. 25-4tp. ’Y FOR RENT—3-Room Apartment private bath. L. Paul Ewell. July 10-tf SAFE DEPOSIT BOXES—S2.O9 plus tax of 40c will rent a box in our tried and proven vault. Fireproof and burglar-proof. Your key only will unlock the box. Protect your valuable papers and jewelry. Poco j moke City National Bank, Pocomoke i City, Md. i FOR SALE ! FOR SALE—Fresh opened oysters at Long’s, No. 6 Bridge St. | Oct. 2-tf. ! FOR SALE 6-room house with bath. Apply J. C. Stevenson. Oct. 2-3 t. FOR SALE—I Sellers kitchen cabinet, 1 dresser. Telephone Poco moke 10 F 21. Oct. 2-lt. FOR SALE—SO hot bed frames with glass; or wil lexchange for work ! team. Apply to Worcester Democrat. Oct. 2-2tp. FOR SALE—No. 2 machine grad ed cobbler potatoes. P. T. East. Oct. 2-tf. FOR SALE—About twenty-five no-waste wooden broiler feeders. W. T. Taylor. ' Sept. 28-2tp. FOR SALE—Electric refrigerator. ! Can be seen at Montgomery Wards. Sept. 25-2tp. FOR SALE—I set mesh bed springs. Fair condition. Price $2.09. Apply Worcester Democrat. Sept. 25-dh. FOR SALE—3-piece wicker suite; 1 baby bassinette; 1 baby bed; 1 baby stroller; 1 oil heater. Applv to Phone 348- M. Sept. 25-2tp. FOR SALE—We have on hand nice line of cash registers, typewrit er.-, adding machines, safes, meat grinders and slicers, stoves, show cases, electric bottle coolers. Reid’s Restaurant, Pocomoke City, Md. Sept. 28-3tp, FOR SALE—Davidson and Iredell Barley; Lee No. 5 Winter Oats. Wm. L. Stoltzfus, Phone 7 F 3. Sept. 11 -st. FOR SALE OR RENT—6-room house on Hayward road. P. T. East, Route 1. Sept. 11-tf. FOR SALE—I94O Pontiac Sedan, good condition, 5 good tires. Apply Worcester Democrat office. W. H. ; Walters. Sept. 4-tf. FOR SALE—Quarter Horse Power Electric Meat Grinder, suitable for restaurant or meat market. Apply People’s Market. Aug. 28-tf. MISCELLANEOUS SPENCER CORSETIERE Mrs. M. Coulboum Littleton, 412 Market St., Telephone 363-M. Sept. 11-Btp. ACCOUNTING SYSTEMS TAX RETURNS PERIODICAL RECORD ANALYSIS AND FINANCIAL REPORTS THE PENINSULA BUSINESS SERVICE Wootten Bldg. 318 E. Main St. P. O. Box 195 SALISBURY. MD. Phone 1908-W John Deere TRACTORS & FARM INC, IMPLEMENTS. Tractor repairs and replacements. 51. W. Boston Telephone 143-J, Pocomoke. March 29-tf. NOTICE—Price on hair entting— -25 cents will remain the same at Shaws. i July 10-tf.