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JmH nrr>n VWI ' trm A DEMOCRATIC NEWSPAPER WORCESTER DEMOrRAT EST. 1898 THE LEDGER-ENTERPRISE EBT 188 C “Chirps”;^ from the Democrat’s Pen Well, Sir, two of “Uncle Sam’s” boys came into my office on Monday j last, and asked me if I would give them a write-up of a football game j that would be played on October 31, i at the defunct Eastern Shore League ball park. That’s right, you guessed my reply. But, you know, it’s awful easy when a man gets along about 40 or 50 —like I have—it’s easy to allow his mind to reminisce; and when those boys men tioned foot ball in Pocomoke, I didn’t; do a thing but leap mentally into thej past and recall the only football game j ever played in Pocomoke, and I was the only individual crazy enough toj attempt such a feat as to play two regular halves with only about 13 1 men, green as gourds,, and scared to death to boot. The game—or what was supposed to be a game—-was pulled off in a lot down around the neighborhood where people are now living in nice homes; | or it may have been where Pocomoke had its first decent base ball field, foot of 4th Street. It was just about j 10 yards too short, and, during the game, we stepped off the yards, the yard sticks soon getting out of com mission. That game was a miracle. It was played by men—some of ’em, who had | never seen a football and who never wanted to see one again after the riot was over. They did not know the j rules and there wasn’t much time to teach them. Some of ’em couldn’t Quite get used to the football tactics, j and it took some explanation to satis fy them that when the opposing player chucked him under the chin with something that felt like a flat iron why, it was all fun. It was a prob- j lem to show them that the game was j not a personal matter —it was sport., I recall one of the players, a black- * smith, whom we persuaded to go into , the line, because of his “strong andj mighty arm.” We told him we want-; ed him to make a hole in the line so the man with the ball could get thru. Of course, we didn’t mention the dif-j ficulties he might encounter from the opposing line in his efforts to shove ’em out of the wajf. This blacksmith was the late Mil lard Hayman, a man who loved sports and was a little eager to get into that scrap to test his manhood against what we told him he’d meet. But, after the game! Millard said no more football for him. He’d rather take a chance of the sledge hammer handle breaking and the balance of it hitting him on the jaw. He said he’d seen many a spark fly from the incandes cent metal when he struck it to forge it into shape, but he saw more sparks when some fellow’s knee hit him in the course of a tackle; —so no more football for him. That football field was a hotter place to him than was his forge to iron. I have neglected to say the oppos ing team was from the Wilmington Conference Academy—so-called at the time—and they had a right hefty bunch, and, in addition, knew some thing of the game. We had one good man who played quarter, and I don’t know whether he is living now or not. He was young Boehm, from Snow i Hill, and he had learned the game at St. John’s College. Burk Wharton, one of University of Pennsylvania’s famous linesmen, refereed the game, and he was loud in his praises of this young ball carrier. I could tell you a whole lot more ! about this game, but I want you all to remember Saturday ,the 31st. The camp boys at Westover are to play another camp, and there are lots of boys in these naval and army outfits who know the game and you’ll see , some interesting, and, to many, novel J sort of pastime in the way of college and professional contests. I understand the proceeds will go towards the purchase of equipment. According to the khaki boys, Uncle Sam doesn’t foot all the bills, and the players are taking this means of laising some money to help out. There is a regular schedule of games, and it is likely most of them will be play ed on the old ball field out Clarke Avenue. Don’t fail to patronize them. WORCEST ER DEMOCRAT MRS. NAN PARKER SUCCUMBS TO HEART ATTACK I Was Member Of Prominent Family And Wife Of Dr. A. A. Parker, City Physician FUNERAL SERVICES HELD FROM HOME THURSDAY The entire community was shocked and saddened Monday night when it became generally known that Mrs. Nan Dryden Parker, wife of Dr. Al bert A. Parker and a member of one of Pocomoke’s most prominent fami lies, had died suddenly at her home on Market Street. Her death occur . I red at 9 P. M. while she was sitting | quietly in the living room of her home ! with her husband who was reading aloud at the time. Mrs. Parker had seemed normally well and during the day had gone j about her household duties as usual ! enjoying the social intercourse of friends and the complete happiness of a well ordered home. Death came (Continued on Page 8) ADVANCED FIRST AID COURSE MON. EVENING The first class of an Advanced First Aid Course for women will be held at the home of Mrs. Dean Task er on Second Street, on Monday even ing, November second, at 8 o’clock. Those taking the course must have passed Standard First Aid within the . past three years. There will be five classes of two hours each, and mem bers must attend all classes. The j course will be given by Mrs. Dean Tasker. Anyone wishing further in formation call Pocomoke 245-W. WALTER P. NOCK LOSES LIFE ON U. S. ASTORIA Ensign Nock Listed As Having- Been Killed In Action On August Ninth Mr. and Mrs. Walter P. Nock, of Salisbury, parents of Ensign Walter P. Nock, Jr., who was listed a month ago as having been killed in action, have been notified that their son was lost in the sinking of the U. S. As ✓ : WALTER P. NOCK, JR. L * | toria in the Solomons Islands battle j on August 9. A recent graduate of the Naval j (Continued on Page 8) bishop McClelland to VISIT ST. MARY’S SUN.I Rt. Rev. William McClelland, Bish op of Easton, will visit St. Mary’s Episcopal Church ,this city, next Sun day morning, October 25 , at 11 o’clock. The Bishop will preach and will adminster the rite of confirma tion to a class of candidates. The public is cordially invited to attend this service. < THE ok copy AGAR CREDITORS MAY HAVE TO WAIT FOR SETTLEMENT Reason For Delay Given By John L. Sanford, One Of Court Appointed Att’ys The creditors of the defunct Agar Poultry Farms Corporation of Ber lin numbering 120 or more, may be compelled to wait until next March for any partial settlement of their individual claims. The Corporation went into volun- I tary receivership June 21st. Reasons j for the delay, according to John L. j ; Sanford, Jr., one of the two court appointed attorneys to the Agar re ceivers, is due to the fact that no of ficial estimate of federal and state (Continued on Page 8) MRS. MILES INSTALLED PRES. LEGION AUXILIARY After the regular meeting of the American Legion Auxiliary held in the Municipal Building the retiring president, Mrs. Roy F. Mason, pre sented the incoming president, Mrs. Fletcher Miles, the gavel, the symbol 1 of authority after which the follow ing officers were installed: President, Mrs. Fletcher Miles; Ist Vice-President, Mrs. Earl Tarr; 2nd Vice-President, Mrs. Jack Mis ter; Recording Secretary, Mrs. Mau rice Groh; Corresponding Secretary, Mrs. Leslie Redden; Assistant Cor responding Secretary, Mrs. Bernard Moore; Treasurer, Mrs. Lacey Beau champ; Chaplain, Mrs. Crawford Hillman; Sgt.-At-Arms, Mrs. William Bunting; Color Bearers, Mrs. Harold j Lambertson and Mrs. Bryan Bundick; Historian, Mrs. George Hartman. RATIONING OF I MEN’S RUBBER BOOTS AND SHOES; Only A Few Types Are Included In The Present Footwear Rationing Program ' “The only type of footwear ration ed is men’s rubber boots and rubber work shoes. This fact was made plain this week, in an announcement by R. 11. Robertson, Local Board Member. “Ration Order No. 6 does not in any way affect leather foot wear,” he emphasized, “and there is (Continued on Page 4) AND THE LEDGER-ENTERPRISE POCOMOKE CITY, MD„ FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, 1942 l I Jjß m [ jS Hip * B 11 Kw % ki Staff HI I ibwe . ft jf i ■ M Iw Jmlk JRml ■' JB E liHHHI * f , its* SI I ’'b>i j*?; - -> ’ j H UH ■ - •***..■>Matt JEAN DRYDEN ! BECOMES BRIDE OF SGT. ALDRICH Ceremony Takes Place Sunday In St. Mary's Episcopal Church, This City WILL MAKE THEIR HOME IN RICHMOND St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, this, city, was the scene of a very pretty wedding Sunday at 12:30 o’clock when Miss Jean Parker Dryden, daughter of Mrs. Frank Dryden and the late J Mr. Dryden of this city,, became the bride of Sergeant Donald H. Aldrich, United States Army, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Aldrich, of Baltimore. The church was decorated with white dahlias and lighted with candles. The Rev. Hugh V. Clary, rector of the church, officiated, and Miss Anne White, church organist, | played the wedding marches. The bride, who was given in mar riage by her uncle, Mr. Lacey F. Dryden, wore a wool frock of Bragg blue, with fuchsia accessories and carried a prayer book. Her corsage was talisman roses and white chry- j santhemums. Miss Charlotte Dryden, cousin ofj the bride, was maid or honor. She! wore fuchsia wool and a corsage of j bronze flowers. Mr. Ralph Aldrich, of Baltimore, was best man for his brother. A reception for the family and out j of town guests followed in the Par ish House. The out of town guests (Continued on Page 8) EMPLOYEE OF POWER COMPANY ELECTROCUTED Robert C. Burns, 27, a linesman of the Maryland Light & Power Com pany, was killed Tuesday when he came into contact with high-voltage! electric wires at Unicom Mills, one: mile south of Millington. Burns was working with a line crew ! on 13,000 volt condensers when he suddenly slumped into the safety belt used to secure his position on the pole. Members of the crew immed iately attempted resuscitative meas ures while a doctor was summoned from Millington. These measures were continued until an ambulance arrived to take the injured man to Easton Hospital where he was later pronounced dead. Mr. Burns became associated with the Eastern Shore Public Service Company in 1938 and was later trans ferred to the Millington*subsidiary. APPEAL MADE FOR VOLUNTEERS RED CROSS WAR WORK Sixty Women Wanted To Vol unteer For Surgical Dress ings Program The following appeal is made thru Mrs. Mary H. Hall, Chairman, Sur-; ' gical Dressings’ Program Worcester! County Chapter American Red Cross: The American Red Cross, at thei 'request of the United States Army, is doing one of the biggest jobs it has ever been called upon to do—that of making surgical dressings.. This pro gram is being organized in Worces- j ter County, the dressings to go to the fathermost parts of the earth. The ! grim story of what they will be used (Continued on Page 8) CENTREVILLE WOMAN OF FERS GIFT TO HERR HITLER While collecting scrap metal in Cen- j treville, Md., last week, Sydney Gadd j and Mark Miller ran across an un usual contribution. It included two old straight razors and a note. The razors, made in Germany, in spired the following note: Centreville, Md. j Herr Hitler: This razor was made in Germany. I return it hoping you will use it im- j mediately. To obtain best results, place the l’azor against the throat just above the shirt collar. Press; firmly until blade emerges at back of neck. Result —a clean, thorough shave guaranteed to please the world. Wishing you the most successful shave ever, The people of Centreville , tolltreeTerry SERVICE ACROSS C. AND D. CANAL Construction Of A Bridge Can not Be Undertaken Until End Of The War Announcement is made by Con gressman David J. Ward that the Chief of Engineers has authorized a toll-free vehicular and passenger fer ry service across the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal at Chesapeake City, Maryland. The service will be start ed within a short time. (Continued on Page 8) i * AND PICTURE SERVICE & n °Ch tl. $1.50 y t “ k THREE SEPARATE :i WAR RATIONING BOARDS FORMED To Be Located In Towns Of Po comoke City, Snow Hill And Berlin Announcement has been made of the formation of three separate War Rationing Boards for Worcester coun ty, to be located in the towns of Po comoke City, Snow Hill and Berlin. Also the appointment of new panel i members for each of the three Boards. These new Board members and panel members will be officially i sworn into office at a county-wide meeting to be held in the Court House at Snow Hill next Tuesday night. The new Rationing Boards com prise the following: Pocomoke City—R. Harlan Robert | son, chairman; Russell E. Matthews and Edward W. Ham. Appointments ! to the rationing board panel for Po (Continued on Page 4) TWO SOLDIERS INJURED IN AN AUTO ACCIDENT - Two Camp Somerset soldiers were injured Sunday night when a car in which they were passengers went out ; of control and crashed into an abut ! ment near Westover. Injured in the accident were Sam uel Letoskey and Keith Price. Two other occupants of the car, Misses Flora Barnes and Marie Taylor, of Salisbury, escaped uninjured. Letoskey was treated for lacera | tions of the face at Peninsula Gen eral Hospital and Pi’ice sustained an injured hand. FUEL OIL COUPON IS VALUED AT TEN GALLONS OF OIL Coupons To Be Issued To House- Holders Later In The Month Of October APPLICATION FORMS ARE NOW BEING DISTRIBUTED Each fuel oil rationing coupon will j entitle fie householder to delivery of 1 10 gallons of fuel oil, it has been an i nounced by the Office of Price Ad- I ministration. This will be the value | of each coupon during the first heat i ing period which in general includes October and November. The OP A announced that the cou pons will be issued to householders later this month. When the coupons are received, the amount of fuel oil used since October 1 is to be deducted from the ration for tke first heating period. That is, coupons to cover the amount of fuel oil bought since Oc tober 1 will have to be turned over to the dealer who supplied the oil. Therefore, householders are urged to be conservative in their use of oil ( now, since actually it is being used ( during the rationing period. , The number of gallons allowed for , (Continued on Page 4) 4-H CLUB WILL HOLD A PORK-FOR-VICTORY SHOW I Plans have been completed for the holding of a “Pork for Victory” show and sale by Worcester Cotmty 4-H club boys Thursday, October 29th, 10 A. M., at the Worcester Fertilizer Company warehouse. The boys will ] bring their animals in at 10 A. M. and they will be judged and placed in groups. The sale to buyers will begin promptly at 12 M. Following the sale the 4-H club boys will be • guests of the Worcester County Farm Bureau for dinner at Whatcoat , Church, Snow Hill at 1 P. M. It is expected that there will be 30 hogs sold. The animals will be judged by a member of the University of Mary land Animal Husbandry staff and | the public is invited. FCgWICTOKY OTya wltid WATM OME 62 NO. 43 CRIMINAL CASES TRIED BY WOR. CO. CIRCUIT COURT Death Penalty Imposed Upon James Gilliam For Murder Of David Lewis NEARLY ALL CASES % INVOLVE COLORED MEN The Worcester County Circuit Court in session Monday sentenced Carvin Gaines, 34-year-old Berlin ne gro to 180 days in the County jail. Gaines was found guilty of assaulting Noah J. Hudson, night police officer of Berlin. Testimony showed the negro had attacked Officer Hudson on the night of June 11, 1042, at a South Berlin beer tavern where the officer had been called to quell a disturbance among negroes. Gaines struck the officer with his fist, evidence disclosed. Other cases tried on Monday were: Thomas Floyd, colored, 35, of Snow Hill was found guilty of assaulting (Continued on Page 8) DEALERS AND STOREKEEP ERS MUST REGISTER FOR OIL Dealers and storekeepers who han dle fuel oil or kerosene must register at the office of the local Board, lo cated in the Municipal Building, Tuesday or Wednesday, October 27th or 28th. Attention of consumers is also call ed to the filing of applications for fuel oil or kerosene. Those wishing jissistance in filing their fonns may report at the Office of the Local Board on Thursday or Friday, Oc tober 29th or 30th. Someone will be | on hand to render any assistance re quired in the filing of these applica tions. HUNTERS ASKED TO SAVE BUTTS OF CARTRIDGES Government Also Needs Grease Or Fats From Animals Killed By Hunters DOWN FROM WATER FOWL CAN ALSO BE USED Due to an abundance of natural food, squirrels have been very plenti ful and thousands of them have been killed during the open season, Sep tember 15 to October 15, and natural ly thousands of gun shells and rifle cartridges have been used. During the present emergency, the Federal Government is requesting that all hunters save the butts of the shot-gun shells and rifle cartridges and when the wild waterfowl season comes in November 2 to save the down feathers of. wild geese and wild ducks; also to save fats from game animals including deer, rabbits, squir rels, raccoons, and opossums. t An appeal is made to each one to assist in every manner possible in (Continued on Page 4) REV. ROY SHOAF GUEST SPEAKER AT SALEM The Rev. Roy M. Shoaf will be the guest speaker at Salem Methodist Church, Sunday night, 7:45 o'clock. Mr. Shoaf is the new minister of Pitts Creek Presbyterian Church, and has been invited by the Salem pastor, Ralph .J. Yow, to preach in a welcom ing service to be held in Salem and attended by the congregations of the Bethany Methodist, St. Mary’s Epis copal and the Pitts Creek Presbyter ian churches. The Rev. G. E. Leis ter, pastor of Bethany will take a , part in the welcoming service, rep resenting his congregation. A most hearty welcome is extended to all and a large congregation is expected to hear Mr. Shoaf at this service.