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Democrat’s Pen
Well, Sir, I was handed the follow
ing article by a feminine reader of the
"Democrat”, and while no special re
quest was made, I could tell by her
ince she thought it was better than
anything that ever appeared in this
column; so, I had better grab this
opportunity to give my readers some
thing really good. The title is:
What a crazy thing that is! I
fought and I fought, but I had to go
anyhow. I was called in Class ‘A”.
The next time I want to be in Class
"B”—he here when they go, and be
here when they come back.
I remember when I registered. I
went up to the desk, and the man in
charge was my milkman. He said:
"What’s your name?”
"You know my name,” I said.
I “What’s your name?” he barked.
"Augustus Childs,” I told him.
“Where were you born?” he asked.
“In Pittsburgh,” I replied.
“Where did you first see the light
of day?” he asked.
“When I moved to Philadelphia,” I
“How old are you?”
“23, the first of September.”
“First of September you will be in
the Phillipines, and that will be the
last of August,” was his comforting
The day I went to camp, I guess
they didn’t think I’d live long. The
first fellow I saw, wrote on my card:
“Flying Corps.” I went a little far
ther, and some fellow said:
“Look what the wind blew in!”
“Wind nothing,” I said, “the draft
is doing it.”
On the second morning, they put
these clothes on me. What an out- ,
fit! As soon as you are in it, you
think you can fight anybody. They
have* two sizes: too small and too
large. The pants are so big that I
turned around three times and they
didn’t move. And what a raincoat!
It strained the rain. I passed an of- i
ficer all dressed up with a fancy hat, |
and all that stuff. He said:
“Didn’t you notice my uniform
when you passed?”
“What are you kicking about?” I
said, “look what they gave me.”
Oh! it was nice. Five below one
morning, and they called me out for
underwear inspection. Talk about
scenery! Red flannels, BVD’s—all
kinds. The union suit they gave me
would fit Tony Galento. The lieu
tenant lined us up and told me to
•tand up. I said:
“I am, Sir, the underwear makes
you think I’m sitting down.”
He got so mad he put me out a
kittle later to dig a ditch. A little
later, he passed me and said:
“Don’t throw that dirt up here!”
“Where am I going to throw it?”
I asked.
“Dig another hole and put it in
there,” he explained.
Three days later, we sailed for the
Phillipines. Marching down the pier,
I had more luck. I had a Sergeant
who stuttered. It took him so long to
say “Halt!” that thirty-seven of us
marched overboard. They pulled us
out and lined us up on the pier and
the Captain came by and said:
“Fall in!”
“I have been in, Sir,” I said.
I was on board twelve days. Noth
ing going down and everything com
ing up. I leaned over the railing all
the time. In the middle of one of my
best leans, the Captain rushed up and
“What company are you in?”
“I’m all by myself, Sir.”
“Is the Brigadier up?” he asked
“If I swallowed it, it’s up,” I said.
Talk about dumb people! I said to
one fellow:
“I guess we dropped anchor.”
“I knew we lost it. It had been
hanging overboard ever since we left
San Francisco.”
Well, we landed in the Phillipines
and we were immediately sent to the
trenches. The cannon began to roar
and the shells started to fly. I was
shaking with patriotism. I tried to
hide behind a tree, but there were not
enough trees for the officers. The
Captain came around and said:
“Haven’t you any red blood?”
“Yes,” I said, “but I don’t want to
see it.”
(Continued on Page 4)
$20,000 Allocated To Wicomico
And Worcester Counties For
The Prevention Of Fires
The entire Delmarva Peninsula has
been designated a “critical area” by
the U. S. Army and federal funds and
equipment have been furnished for
the suppression of foi’est fires.
From the Pocomoke River to the |
Atlantic Coast has been termed a j
“most critical” area, as have sections
j surrounding various defense works.
1 In these sections, all brush burning
' and marsh fires have been completely
Throughout the peninsula, out-door
fires are completely prohibited.
Approximately $20,000 in federal
funds has been allocated to Wicomico
and Worcester counties, Md., for the
prevention and suppression of forest
fires and the State of Maryland and
the two counties are also aiding in
financing the program.
Four additional men have been em
ployed in the program. They are
Robert A. Dennis, Powelville; Calvin
Hall, Berlin; Frank Jones, Public
Landing; and E. T. Wilkerson, Poco
The Maryland Department of For
estry has been suplied with three
powered pumps for fighting forest
(Continued on Page 5)
. - ,
In another column of today's issue
; of the “Democrat” will be found an
advertisement of the State Employ
\ ment Commission, in which is set
! forth opportunities for positions at!
1 most attractive wages.
It would be well for those interest
ed to lose no time for additional in
formation, if such is needed, to write
Harry C. Jones, 22 Light St., Balti
more, Md.
Many Towns On Shore Will Fea
ture The Big- Xmas Tree
With Legal Lights
Because of dim-out regulations and
i war demands most of the towns on
the Shore will do away with the
strings of colox-ed lights which have
, featured previous years and which has
. made the Shore a veritable fairyland,
i during the Christmas season. This
; | will mean a big saving of kilowatt
s! power.
I Curtailment will also be made in
; this year’s pre-Christmas spending so
that all moneys possible may go into
the war effort. This does not mean
that Santa Claus will not visit the
towns as usual or that gift-buying
I will not be indulged in. On the con
■ trary it is in troubled times like these
l that the sentiment of Christmas giv
ing becomes more precious. Christ
mas merchandise will be displayed as
usual and Santa Claus will distribute
l his toys and gifts as in previous years.
Christmas stocks are at their peak
, now and merchants are advocating
• early buying. Many items on display
now will be irreplacable when present
stocks are sold and there will of nec
i; essity be a shortage of experienced
t clerks.
Many of the towns on the Shore
5 j will feature the usual big Christmas
i tree with such lighting as will come
r under the rules laid down by the Ci
>! vilian Defense and the Government.
) ’ Pocomoke merchants are ready for
; j a busy season and advertisements in
?! this weeks issue call attention to their
} displays of Christmas merchandise,
i Next weeks issue will also feature
) i Christmas merchandise. Read the ad
vertisements carefully and profit by
their suggestions.
j Mrs. McClure, Assisted By Mrs.i
Stevens And Mrs. Fleming
Made Up The Program
Mrs. Anna McClure, pianist of the
I local Rotary Club, had charge of the
| program at the regular meeting on
Monday evening last.
; With only two performers, besides
herself, Mrs. McClure treated the
members tc some very high class mu-;
sic, both vocal and instrumental, ren
dered by Mrs. Hartley Stevens, Jr., I
who, tho’ now living in Snow Hill, is i
, more of a Pocomokian than a “Hill-;
i er”; and Mrs. Clarence D. Fleming,
of this city.
Mrs. Stevens, with Mrs. McClure as;
accompanist, treated the Rotarians to'
several solos, and in such a manner 1
as fully to sustain the reputation she
has fairly earned by her many per-!
formances here and elsewhere. She!
(Continued on Page 10)
Sunday November 29, instead of
the usual service of Morning Prayer,
there will be Evening Prayer and Ser
mon at 8:00 o’clock at St. Mary’s
Episcopal Church, this city. i
The Congregation of St. Mary’s is
urged to be present at 8:00 P. M. on ;
Monday, November 30th, in the par
ish house to discuss various matters
concerning the welfare of the church.
On Friday evening, December 4th,
a Missionary from China will address
the congregation of St. Mary’s and
also the public.
Thousands Of Marylanders Have
Benefited From The Xmas
Seals Sales
“Buy Christmas Seals to help con
quer tuberculosis,” Dr. R. H. Riley,
Director of the State Department of
Health, urges. “The 36th Annual
Christmas Seal Campaign, which is
now under way, gives everybody a
chance to join battle against this en
emy. Whether you can spare several
dollars or only a few cents for the
purchase of seals, by all means take
some part.
“In 1942, when the health of each
citizen has taken on new importance
to the welfare of a nation at war, the I
fight against tuberculosis is even
more important than in other years,”
Dr. Riley says. “We must press the
battle on. If we relax our vigilance !
the ‘white plague’ may make new!
gains and undermine the health of the 1
civilian population.
“This year’ seal depicts a snow
scene suggestive of the old fashioned j
Merry Christmas that many of us
would like to preserve. It also bears,
as usual, the double-barred cross
symbolic of the fight against tuber
culosis, to remind you that in buying
it you help your community to better
health and ‘Protect Your Home from
“In this State the sale of Christ
mas seals is directed by the Maryland
Tuberculosis Association, and pro
ceeds are used for the prevention,
diagnosis and treatment of the dis
ease. Particular emphasis is placed
on case-finding and early treatment,
because tuberculosis can be cured!
more effectively in its early stages
than after it has been allowed to gain
headway. The Association cooperates'
closely with the anti-tuberculosis!
work of the State Department of
Health, the Baltimore City Health
Department and other organizations j
—both official and non-official.
“Thousands of Marylanders have
benefited, directly or indirectly from
these activities since the Christmas
seals were first sold thirty-six years,
ago. Both the number of cases and
the death rate from tuberculosis have
decreased greatly during this period.
(Continued on Page 10}
A seal remembered
Ipi i
JPPPP ... a life saved
To MAKE YOUR GIFT and cards doubly
blessed—fasten them with a strip of Christ
mas Seals.
You may give the greatest gift of all—
health, life itself. For Christmas Seals make
possible a year-round fight against Tubercu
losis—the dread disease that kills more
people between IS and 45 than any other
So, in the truest spirit of Christmas, make
these Seals a part of your Christmas giving.
Send no gift, card, or letter without the Seal
that saves lives.
The National, State and Local fwm m m
Tuberculosis Associations jal
the United States.
Worcester County Is Listed As
•Having Five Accidents, One
Killed And One Injured
During the month of October there
were 34 traffic fatalities in Maryland
—this is the lowest October record in
the past 3 years. In the same period
there were 1,272 accidents in which
GO6 persons were injured. These fig
ures show a 39.3 per cent reduction
in fatalities, 34.8 per cent reduction
in total accidents, and 38.3 per cent
reduction in injuries under October
of last year.
The most notable reduction in fa
talities, 61.5 per cent was in the class
of accidents involving two vehicles—
next, with 58.3 per cent in those in
volving fixed objects, and last, 57.1
per cent in non-collision accidents. In
Baltimore City, with 12 fatalities,
there was a 7.7 per cent reduction of
the October, 1941 figure—and, in the
Counties there were 48.3 per cent few
er fatalities for the same period. The
State, as a whole, experienced a 39.3
per cent reduction under October,
Twelve counties experienced a fa
tality free month —Allegany, Caro
line, Charles, Dorchester, Garrett,
s Howard, Kent, Prince George’s Queen
Anne, St. Mary’s, Talbot and Wash
! ington. Caroline, Garrett, Queen
Anne and Talbot counties experienc
i ed no fatality or injury accidents dur
! ing this month.
For the period January Ist, to Oc
tober 31st, 1942, the State had a total
of 379 persons killed in automobile
accidents, as compared to 491 for the
same period in 1941.
The Maryland Traffic Safety Com
mission again urges every Citizen to
remember to drive under 35 miles per
hour—which, is the new VICTORY
, SPEED. There are many people who
are buying bonds regudarly, have one
or more of the family in the armed
| forces of our Government, but who
| still fail to realize the importance of
I the measures to be taken toward the
conservation of lives, rubber, gaso
! line, auto parts, etc. The first, and
j most impoi'tant measure, is the new
VICTORY SPEED of -35 miles per
hour. Let’s all get into the fight and
do our part on the HOME FRONT.
Let’s be 100 per cent AMERICANS.
Worcester is listed with 5 accidents,
1 killed, 1 wounded.
Mrs. H. C. Nottingham of Cedar
; Street entertained the following
guests at a six o’clock dinner Sunday:
; Mr. and Mrs. Louis F. Duge, of Bal
i timore, Mr. and Mrs. D. B. Notting
j ham and son of Eden, Mr. and Mrs.
A. U. Nottingham of Philadelphia,
Mr. Linwood Willis, Jr., of Baltimore,
and Mrs. F. A. Miles and two sons,
of New Church.
• Presentation Of The Coveted
“E” Takes Place In Seaford
Wednesday, Dec. 2nd i
Th e first of three Army-Navy Pro
duction Awards to nylon units of E.
1. du Pont de Nemours & Company
will be presented to the Seaford Plant j
next Wednesday afternoon, December
2, at 3 o’clock at a ceremony in which
Army, Navy, State and company of- j
ficials will participate.
It will be followed by similar a
wards to the Virginia Nylon Plant on
Thursday, December 3, and the Nylon
Research Laboratory in Wilmington i
at a later date.
The “E” flags for the three nylon
units will be the eleventh, twelfth and
thirteenth presented to plants of du
Pont and its affiliate, Remington
! Arms Company, for outstanding ac
complishment in production of war
materials. A fourteenth award, to
the Repauno Works of the Explosion
Department in New Jersey, has been j
Governor Walter W. Bacon of Del- j
aware will welcome the Army and j
Navy officers and others guests to
the Seaford ceremony. He will be in
troduced by R. C. Wellford, chairman
i of the war production drive commit
j i tee, who will act as master of cere- j
1 monies.
; Major Thomas G. Lanphier, Army
Air Forces, will present the Army-
Navy “E” flag. It will be raised by
former employees of the plant now j
• serving with the armed forces, and
i accepted by W. L. Stabler, plant man- j
ager. Major Lanphier is a West
Point graduate and has two sons now
serving with air force in the South
■ Pacific, one each with the Army and
r the Marines.
> Lt. Richard H. Amberg, Editor of
' Philadelphia Navy Yard “Beacon”
! Fourth Naval District, will present
the “E” pins to George Nixon, presi
dent of the Seaford Nylon Employees
■ Council. Receiving these insignia
■ with Mr. Nixon will be Sherrolds
l Lankford and Marian Ward, employee
r members of the war production drive
' committee.
'; Music will be furnished by the Fort
;Miles Band, and the ceremony will
■ | start with the “Star Spangled Ban
’ j ner.” The invocation will be pro
nounced by C. Irvin Carpenter, Chap- j
lain, U. S. Army Air Corps. The;
■I ceremony will close with the singing
’ j of “America”.
Mr. and Mrs. William E. Bounds,
. Mr. Edward Bounds and Mrs. J. Rus-1
, sell White have returned from Balti
, more, where they attended the j
. Bounds-Jungblut nuptials on Sunday!
last. i
$1.50 y t e “
Mr. Herbert iSounds And Miss
Miriam Rose Jungblut Mar
ried in Salem Church
A very pretty wedding and one of
interest here took place in Baltimore
Sunday when Miss Miriam Rose
Jungblut, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
William C. Jungblut of Baltimore,
was married to Mr. Herbert Holland
Bounds, son of Mr. and Mrs. William
E. Bounds of this city.
The ceremony was performed in
Salem Evangelical Church, 3403
. Gough St., at 3 o’clock in the after
-1 noon and was witnessed by a large
concourse of relatives and friends.
The church was beautifully decor- j
ated in white chrysanthemums and
palms. The bride, who was given in
i marriage by her father, wore a gown
of white satin cut on princess lines
J with a v-shaped neckline banded
(Continued on Page 6)
Per announcement of Mrs. Lulu K.
Higgins, chairman of the Publicity
Committee, there will be a joint meet
ing of the Pocomoke Woman’s Club
and the Worcester County Club to be
held in the Firemen’s Hall at Poco
moke on Wednesday, December 2, at
2:30 P. M.
The guest speaker will be Mrs. Wil
mer Fell Davis, President of the
Eastei-n Shore Federation, and, it is
hoped that there will be a large at
Deceased Was With The Penn
sylvania Railroad For 35
Years; Was 58 Years Old
Charles H. Millar, of Cape Charles,
Va.., aged 58 years, died on Tuesday,
November 24th, in the Jefferson Hos
pital Philadelphia, Pa., following an
operation from which complications
developed. Full details of the fun-j
eral are not available in time for!
press; however services will be held
at the home of his sister, Mrs. Helen
L. Cresse, 3011 Elliott St., Baltimore, 1
Md., on Friday, November 27th.
Mr. Millar had been with The Penn
sylvania Railroad since July 1 1907,
when he entered their employ as a
stenographer on the old N. Y. P. &
N. R. R. During the intervening 35
years, he filled various clerical posi
tions, also served as Assistant Port j
Steward, until appointed stenograph
er to the superintendent on June 1, j
1932, in which position he remained j
until his death.
“Charlie”, as he was familiarly
known to a host of friends over the
Del-Mar-Va Peninsula, as well as in
Norfolk, Baltimore and Philadelphia
radiated a most engaging personality
which he used to advantage at all
times in boosting the prestige of The
Pennsylvania Railroad to win them
friends or patrons. Most any social
affair on the “Shore” was not com
plete unless “Charlie” was present
with his beaming smile and ready wit.
For many years, he was known as an
outstanding dancer, and it was a great
pleasure for him to teach the grace
| ful art to any of his friends or ac
quaintances. He was also a golf en- j
thusiast and interested in sports of i
all kinds. i
He was a veteran of the former;
World War, having served overseas in .
; the Telegraph Bat., Signal Corps—
Transportation Service during the
: period from December 1, 1917 until!
June 5, 1919, and has been an active j
, member of American Legion Post No. |
56, Northampton County, Virginia.
“Charlie” had a host of friends 1n
Pocomoke to whom the news of his
i death came as a shock.
VOLUME 62 NO. 48
► j
The Entire Southern End Of
Va.; Somerset, Wicomico And
Worcester Are Included
New dimout regulations which
greatly increase the coastal dimout
area of Maryland and Virginia and
place drastic new restrictions on
lighting there were ordered this week
by Major General Milton A. Reckord,
commanding officer of the Third Ser
vice Command.
The regulations, which will become
effective November 30, place all of
Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester
counties in Maryland within the dim
out area.
The entire southern end of the Eas
tern Shore of Virginia is now includ
ed in the area and on the Virginia
mainland the counties of Norfolk and
Princess Anne are included, as well
as portions of York, Warwick, Isle
of Wight, and Nansemond counties.
Formerly the dimout area along the
Maryland-Virginia coastline extended
only twelve miles inland at its nar
rowest point and not more than six
teen miles inland at any point.
In addition to the enlargement of
the dimout area, the regulations es
tablished the following lighting re
1. Dimout regulations will be in
force from V 2 hour after sundown un
til one-half hour before sunrise, be
tween Oct. 1 and April 30, inclusive,
and from one hour after sundown un
(Continued on Page 10)
Mrs. Elizabeth Dobson Riddle, wife
of Samuel D. Riddle, veteran turfman
I and owner of the famous Man O’War,
died at her home in Glen Riddle, Pa.,
Sunday, November 22nd.
Funeral services were held on Tues
day at 3 o’clock at the church of St.
James the Less, Falls of Schuykill.
Although Mrs. Riddle was a l-esi
dent of Pennsylvania she spent much
of her time at the Glen Riddle estate
near Berlin, Md.
Twenty-Five White, Thirteen
i ColoredAecepted. 7 White
3 Colored From Pocomoke
The Local Board, No. 1 submits the
; following list of white registrants
who have been accepted at induction
! station:
Robert Burns Smith, Jr., Bishop
ville, Md.; Franklin Elwood Britting
ham, Berlin, Md.; Ernest William Lit
tleton, Willards, Md.; Arthur Francis
Davis, Bishop, Md.; Aubrey Lewis
Sheppard, Snow Hill, Md.; William
Clarence Hayman, Pocomoke, Md.;
Richard Dirius Hancock, Pocomoke,
Md.; Morris .William Miller, Poco
moke, Md.; Albert Francis McGee,
Pocomoke, Md.; Preston Jefferson
Taylor, Pocomoke, Md.; Elbridge Da
vis Tilghman, Snow Hill, Md.; Royce
Kelly Townsend, Snow Hill, Md.; Dan
Albert Bunting, Berlin, Md.; John
Clarence Mohlin, Salisbury, Md.; Otho
James Freeman, Snow Hill, Md.; Hor
ace Robert Parker, Selbyville, Del.;
James Henry Cherricks, Ocean City,
! Md.; Mark Curtis Callahan, Jr., Poco
moke, Md.; William James Ketter
i ma, Berlin, Md.; Vincent Jerome Hol
loway, Berlin, Md.; Cleveland Dur
ham, Pocomoke, Md.; Fred Vaughn,
Pocomoke, Md.; Earl Clarence Wil
liams, Newark, Md. <.l
; Raymond Calvin Pitts, RFD No. l r
Berlin, Md.; Oscar Deßerry, Newark,
Md.; Henry James Mumford, Bishop
ville, Md.; Andrew' Fletcher Small, 4
Sixth St., Pocomoke City, Md.; Nor
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