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THE MIDLAND JOURNAL
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vol. lvii RISING BUN CECIL COUNTY, MD. FRIDAY, JULY 3, 1931 NO. 50
TOWN AND COUNTY
Short Paragraphs of Recent Events of
Interest to Our Readers
LOCAL HAPPENINGS BRIEFLY NOTED
t
Saturday is the Glorious
Fourth.
The mercury has danced
around the 100 degree mark on
several occasions during the
past ten days.
Chesapeake City Fire Com
pany carnival will open on
Friday evening of this week
and close on Saturday night,
July 11.
An appeal made to Governor '
Pinchot by more than 100 resi
dents of Oxford and East and
West Nottingham Townships,
has won another postponement
of the letting of the contract
for paving the Baltimore pike
between Oxford, Pa., and the
Maryland line. \
C. E. Walters, qf New York,
a tailor, has opened a place of
business in the .telephone ex
change building, South Queen
street, where he is prepared to <
do dry cleaning, pressing, altr
ations, remodeling,' and any
thing in the tailoring line.
Buz Artlett, right fielder of
the Philada. National League
team, who was off duty on ac
count of an injured finger,
spent several days last week
with Ted Crther, near Port De
posit. Both men formerly
played on the Oakland, Califor
nia, team.
William Milburn, colored, 26
years of age, was drowned on
Thursday morning of last week
while fishing with two negro
boys at Funk’s Culvert, near
Conowingo. Milburn fell over
board in 16 feet of water and
was drowned before aid reach
ed him. His body was later
recovered.
E. Kirk Brown and G. Reyn
olds Ash, sold at receiver’s sale
at the Court House door, in '
Elkton, the Carpenter’s Point
golf course and water front
property, along the North
East river. The property was
purchased by the Carpenter’s
Point Realty Corp., through its
manager, Wm. P. Whitaker,
for $91,800.
The Public Service Commis- .
sion of Maryland, has approved
the plans of the Pennsylvania
railroad company, to straigh
ten its line through Elkton.
It is understood work will be
gin at an early date on the im
provements, which, in addition
to the relocation of the tracks
include the erection of a new
station and the construction of
two overhead bridges.
John Thompson, aged 16,
son of Norman Thompson, of
Oxford, Pa., was arrested on
Friday evening last near town,
and brought before Magistrate
Ewing, where four charges
were preferred against him by
the officer: Driving without a
license, without registration
card, defective brakes, no tail
light. He drew fines totalling
$25 and costs, which were paid
by his father.
On Monday evening young
Thompson was again picked up
by motor officer Hopkins, who
recognized him as he stopped
at the traffic light. He was
taken before the Magistrate
and his fine doubled for the sec
ond offense of driving without
license or registration card.
It developed at the hearing
that the lad was too young to
pi’ocure a license, but despite
this fact, he has been driving
for months, with the consent of
his parent, and away
with it in Pennsylvania.
The newly appointed Board
of Election Supervisors of Cecil
L County has organized by elect-
W ing Wm. D. Bratton, president;
J. Howard Ash, clerk; G. Reyn
olds Ash, counsel to the Board.
The members of the Board are:
kWm. D. Bratton, Elkton, and
Custus C. Price, Warwic, Demo
crats; Victor R. Bennett, Elk
ton, Republican.
Miss Virginia Slicer is spend
ing the summer at Wildwood,
New Jersey.
Miss Mary Mosteller, of
Philada., is visiting her sister,
Miss Helen Mosteller.
Mr. and Mrs. John R. Shep
pard, of New York, called on
Rising Sun friends Saturday.
Miss Evelyn McCoy of Phila
delphia, is enjoying the week at
the Parsonage, with home
folks.
Miss Dorothy Cameron has
returned to her home in Rising
Sun from Highland Hall, Hol
lidaysburg, Pa.
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Les
lie, of Paulsboro, N. J., were
recent guests of Mrs. Leslie’s
aunt, Mrs. J. C. Hindman, Sr.
Mrs. Carrie Martindale, of
Oxford, and Mrs. Wilson Kim
ble, of Philada., were guests of
Mrs. Effie K. Evans during the
week .
Miss Helen Shepherd has re
turned from Highland Park, N.
J., and is spending the summer
with her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
H. L. Shepherd.
Rev. and Mrs. W. H. Micheals
and daughters, Elizabeth and
Margaret, of Media, Pa., are
spending the week at the home
of Mrs. Micheals’ father, Mr.
Edwin Haines.
Jesse" T. Cameron and son
Ross returned on Tuesday from
an enjoyable motor trip along
the Hudson river, Lake Cham
plain, to points in Canada and
the New England States.
•Miss May Buckworth,/daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Tallard
Buckworth, of St. Augustine,
and Raymond Whiteoak, of
Cayot’s Corner, motored to
Bel Air on June 17, and were
married.
Mrs. Ida Nichols, of Chesa
peake City, has announced the
marriage of her daughter, Miss
Evelyn Langford Nichols, to
Dr. John Lazzell, of Baltimore.
Dr. and Mrs. Lazzell will reside
in Baltimore.
• Major and Mrs. Norman T.
Kirk, of Washington, were rec
ent visitors at the home of the
former’s brother, Job W. Kirk
and family, Rising Sun. Mas
ter Billy Kirk returned to
Washington with Major and
Mrs. Kirk for a visit
Everett Johnson, son of Mr.
and Mrs. M. F. Johnson of this
town, who suffered a serious
illness from pneumonia some
weeks ago, was taken to Sabil
lasville, Md., on Monday, where
it is expected the mountain air
will speed his recuperation
Miss Mary Catherine Kirk,
daughter of Mr. Alfred Kirk of
near Rising Sun, was married
on Wednesday, June 24, in
Philada., to Nevin L. Rush.
For several years the bride
has held a position in Philada.,
while the groom is connected
with the Provident Trust Co
The marriage of Miss Naomi
Garvin, youngest danghter of
Mr. and Mrs. John F. Garvin,
of Rock Springs, to Mn. Joseph
Ayers, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jos.
E. Ayers of Farmington, took
place on Saturday, June 20.
The young couple will make
their home on the farm of the
groom’s parents.
Miss Josephine R. Bailey, of
Earleville, and Rodney S. Pur
ner, of Cayotts Corner, were
married Wednesday afternoon,
June 24, in Town Point M. E.
church, by Rev. c. D. Sharpless,
former pastor, assisted by Rev.
J. B. Vaughn. The couple were
attended by Miss Viola Bailey,
sister of the bride, as maid of
honor, and William R. Purner,
father of the groom, as bgst
man. Robert K. Fears, Jr., and
John M. Fears were ushers.
CECIL TAX KATE $1.30 ON
THE SIOO
Fixed By County In Special
Session—Same Bate
As Last Year
The Board of County Com
missioners for Cecil County, in
special session at Elkton on
June 24, fixed the tax rate for
the ensuing year, July 1, 1931,
to July 1, 1932, at $1.30 on the
SIOO, the same rate as the pres
ent year.
An increase of over a million
dollars in taxables has enabled
the Board to hold the rate
down.
Many demands were made
for more money for various
purposes, but all were refused
except that for a new elemen
tary school building at North
East. The School Board asked
$113,000 for this purpose, but
the County Commissioners ap
propriated only $60,000.
Total allotment for schools
amounts to $2117,912. The
next largest amount appropria
ted is $90,000 for roads and
bridges. Other items are:
County buildings, $20,000;
Board of Health, $4,000; poor
and insane, $5,000; outside in
sane, $12,000; town appropria
tions, $3,400; county commis
sioners,’ court, $12,500; roads
and bridges, general, $1,000;
elections, SI,OOO.
Circuit court jurors, $3,700;
witnesses, $1,000; sheriff, $lO,-
000; court bailiff and crier,
$1,000; printing, $1,000; coun
sel fees,s3,ooo; court stenog
rapher, $750; court, miscel
laneous, $1,000; constables,
$300; orphans’ court, $1,800;
paupers, S3OO.
State tax supervisor, $2,100;
county agent, $2,832; new as
sessments, $1,500; interest on
bonds, $29,000; justice of the
peace, $500; inquisitions, sl,-
500; reductions and insolven
cies, $6,000; cattle testing,
$3,000; Union hospital, $5,000;
sinking fund, $13,000.
Auditor, $1,000; contingent
fund $1,227.86; redemption
of school bonds, $5,000.
Children’s Welfare Society,
$3,000; Harford county, $7,-
500; Scotchman creek bridge,
$20,000; road equipment, $5,-
000; construction oi bridges,
$5,000.
Total, $557,072.36. The tax
able basis is $41,947,064, made
up as follws: Real estate, $30,-
546,581; personal property,
$4,951,536; securities, $5,823,-
947; bank stock, $625,000.
SMALL DWELLING BURNED
frame dwelling oc
cupied by Frank Schuman and
family, on the Red Pump road,
north of town, was totally de
stroyed by fire on Tuesday
afternoon, about four-thirty
o’clock. The fire originated
from the chimney, sparks fall
ing upon the dry shingle roof,
and the flames spreading very
rapidly.
The Community Fire Com
pany, of Rising Sun, was called,
but by the time the firemen,
with apparatus, reached the
scene, the house was doomed,
as there was no water available
with which to fight the flames.
Most of the household goods
were carried out safely.
PORTRAIT UNVEILED
A portrait of the late Dr.
Samuel W. Moore was unveiled
at the Maryland General Hos
pital, Baltimore, on Thursday
of this week, at 12:30 p. in.
Dr. Moore, who graduated in
dentistry from the University
of Maryland, class of 1906, for
the past several years devoted
his time entirely to the admin
istering of anaesthetics, and
was looked upon as a leading
authority in anaesthesia.
The unveiling exercises were
attended by Dr. T. B. Moore, of
this town, a brother of the
deceased.

LIQUOR VIOLATORS HELD
Mrs. Catherine Goodyear, of
Elkton, and Frank Rowan, of
Perryville, who were arrested
some days ago by Prohibition
officers, were given preliminary
hearings in Baltimore, and held
for action of the United States
Grand Jury.
ANNUAL FARMERS’DAX
Will Be Held At Fort Deposit
Saturday, August 15
The date for the annual Far
mers’ Day meeting has been
selected by the Farm Bureau as
Saturday, August 15, at Tome
Insitute, Port Deposit.
This annual event is under
the auspices of the Allied Farm
organizations of Cecil County.
John H. Kimble heads the
committee on speakers, which
will include many prominent
men in national affairs.
The chairman of the Public
ity Committee is Lloyd Balder
ston. Each District in the
county is represented on the
committee, those from the
Sixth district being Levi Bal
derston, B. M. Boyd, Mrs.Saml.
Cather, Mrs. Ed. Krummel,
Mrs. Gilbert Simmers, Ennis
McGrady, Mrs. John Lippin
cott, R. G. MacDonald, Elisha
D. Kirk, Mrs. John Liddell, Mrs.
Harry Dinsmore.
HORSE SHOW AT OXFORD
Oxford’s first horse show,
held last year, proved so popu
lar that arrangements have
been made for holding a show
again this year, on July 4, be
ginning at 10:30 a. m., stan
dard time.
The following classes have
been listed: Farmers’ Jumping
Class, Pony Saddle Class,
Touch and Out Class, Breeders’
Class, Saddle Horse Class,
Green Hunters’ Class, Pony
Race, quarter mile; Open
Jumping Class, Handicap Class
Ladies’ Jumping Class, Pair of
Jumpers, three-quarter Mile
Flat Race.
In all classes winners will be
awarded a trophy and ribbons
to second, third and fourth.
The Judges are Dr. Edgar
Powell, of Bryn Mar, Pa.; Dr.
S. T. Young, of Middlebury, Va.
and Henry Cullins of Devon.
EWING—SENFT
Mr. and Mrs. H. K. Senft, of
Wilmington, have announced
the marriage of their daughter,
Miss Anne Adele Senft, to Mr.
Harry B. Ewing, son of Mr.and
Mrs. Harvey F. Ewing, of near
Rising Sun, which took place
on Thursday afternoon, June
25, at two o’clock, at Holy
Trinity church, by Rev. James
F. Kelly.
Mr. and Mrs. Ewing will live
in Oxford, Pa., where the
groom is engaged in business.
The bride will be remembered
as a former teacher at Calvert
Agricultural High School. She
has been teaching for the last
two years in Madison, N. J.
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WILL APPOINT SANITARY
OFFICER
Cecil County Commissioners
after deciding not to include
$750 in the annual levy for the
county’s share for maintaining
a sanitary inspector, at a spec
ial meeting held in Elkton on
Saturday, decided by a vote of
two to one, to appropriate the
necessary money for the main
tainence of the new officer.
It is understood Thos. Gregor
of Providence, will be recom
mended for the appointment.
There are about 25 applicants
for the position.
WIFE BEATER GOES TO
THE “CUT”
Marion F. Brumfield, of this
town, who had been before
Magistrate Ewing and was
placed under bond to keep the
peace, was haled before the
Magistrate for a second time,
charged with wife beating,
found guilty, and sentenced to
three months in the Maryland
House of Correction, at Jes
sups Cut, where he now spend
ing his “vacation.”
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COMMISSION APPROVES
MERGER
The Public Service Commis
sion of Maryland has approved i
the consolidation of The Nor
them Md. Power Co. and the
Conowingo Electric Light & I
Power Co., in a new corpora
tion known as Conowingo
Power Co., effective June 30.
The headquarters of the new 1
corporation are at Elkton. i
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Good intentions may do for '
paving materials but the streets
get just as djrty.
HIT AND RUN DRIVER
Urie Boulden, aged 20, of
Cecilton, is charged with, run
ning down and killing Essie
Stewart, aged about 25 years, a
colored woman employed on
the farm of Senator Thomas
Bayard, near Bohemia Bridge,
about two o’clock on Thursday
morning last.
Boulden was arrested by
Sheriff Buckworth and lodged
in Elkton jail.
The accident occurred about
half way between the Bohemia
bridge and Cecilton. The
woman was walking, and after
Boulden struck her, it is alleg
ed, he failed to stop and render
aid, instead stepped on the gas
and sped away. Boulden claims
that he was blinded by the
lights of a passing car, and did
not know that he had struck
the woman.
PETITION FOR PAROLE
Governor Ritchie has been
petitioned by five prisoners in
the Maryland House of Correc
tion for pardons or paroles.
The prisoners are Willie
Quasky, convicted before Mag
istrate Geo. W. Owens, of North
East, on Feb. 9, of unauthorized
use of an automobile, and sen
tenced to two years in the
House of Correction; Harry H.
Wells, Jr., convicted before the
same Magistrate on Feb. 9, on a
similar charge as Quasky, and
sentenced to six months in the
same institution; Wm. A. De-
Barry, convicted before Magis
trate Owens and sentenced to
six months in the same insti
tution, for stealing an automo
bile; Albert G. Dobbins, con
victed on a similar charge be
fore same Magistrate and sen
tenced to six months in same
institution; William Murphy,
convicted at the December term
of Circuit Court, last year, and
sentenced to one year in the
House of Correction, on the
charge of forgery.
MUSIC RECITAL
The music pupils of Miss
Eleanor R. McDowell gave a
recital in the , Session House
of Zion Presbyterian church,
on June 23rd. Twenty-four of
her pupils entertained their
parents and friends by a de
lightful program of piano solos,
duets, trios, singing and ryth
mic orchestra selections.
Awards were given for best
work in theory class. Ist prize,
Elizabeth Brown; 2nd, Mildred
McDowell; 3rd, honorable
mention, Henrietta Bouchelle;
4th, honorable mention, How
ard Brown.
Miss McDowell rendered two
piano solos, Romance, by Sib
elins; Rigandon, by MacDow
ell. Miss McDowell is a stu
dent at Peabody Conservatory
of Music, Baltimore, and will
take up a summer course given
by Syracuse University, College
of Fine Arts.
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SHORE PEA CROi: BELOW
NORMAL
With the pea crop harvested
and the canning factories along
the Delmarva Eastern Shore
completing the season’s pack,
indications point to only about
sixty per cent of the normal
pack being canned.
Though the yield was more
or less normal, canners cut
down the number of acres for
which they usually contract,
and since the grade of the pro
duct is good, packers will prob
ably receive satisfactory prices
during the current depressed
demand for this product.
In some sections of the Eas
tern Shore and Delaware peas
are said to be of finer quality
than for many years, although
in some areas the yield is be
low the average, since early
peas were washed out by rains.
With the yield about seventy
five per cent of the usual out
put, the product averaged about
one ton to the acre. One-half
ton to the acre is required to
pay expenses, veteran growers
declare.
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J. H. Genung, of the A & P.
Stores, paid $940 for the grand
champion steer sold at the
close of the fat cattle show in
Lancaster, Pa., on Thursday.
The Polled Angus animal was
fed by P. W. Baker, of Landis
ville.—Quarryville
WILL TELL WHY HE IS A
[ CANDIDATE
Public Meeting To Be Held At
i Mount Ararat Farms
i On July 11, at 2:30 in the
i afternoon, Dr. Joseph Irwin
, France, ex-Senator from Mary
' land, will hold a public meeting
at Mount Ararat Farms, Port
r Deposit. At that time he will
l state why he has announced
himself as a candidate for the
: Presidency of the United
. States. Dr. France will also
i discuss the present world crisis
■ and its remedy through the ap
■ plication of the principles of
1 righteousness to economic, soc
i ial and international .problems,
i Mr. Jerome E. Brumfield,
i senior member of the Republi
. can Committee of Cecil Coun
ty, will act as chairman of the
meeting. Music will be pro
vided by the* Elkton Band and
a quartet of negro spiritual
singers of the Twilight Club of
Port Deposit. Ex-Senator Jon
athan Bourne, Jr., of Oregon,
and Mr. Lyell M. Rader, of New
York city, will also; make .ad
dresses. * i*
Senator Bourne, who now re
sides in Washington, was a
member of the Senate from
1907 until 1913. He is best
known for his brilliant work as
author of the Parcel Post Law.
At present Senator Bourne is
active in Republican politics.
Mr. Rader is a brother of Dr.
Paul and Luke Rader, promi
nent Chicago evangelists. For
many years Tie was a credited
genius in research and indus
trial chemistry, and his work
in that field won him national
recognition. Following Mr.
Rader’s retirement from chem
istry, he turned to Bible study.
He is now winning new fame
as a lecturer, presenting in an
original and unique way the
truths of the Bible from a
chemical standpoint.
The scene of the meeting
will be the picturesque home
house of Dr. France’s Mount
Ararat Farms. It’s location
affords a splendid view of the
Susquehanna River and the
Chesapeake Bay. t Tbe Farms
are situated about four miles
from Perryville, on the high
way between Port Deposit and
Perryville, the entrance being
marked by a large sign.
MARYLAND’S DOMAIN HAS
SHRUNK
The new almanac shows
Maryland has lost 2,486 square
miles since the 1920 survey of
area. Maryland, according to
the records, is that much small
er than it was in 1920.
Maryland’s loss was Virgin
ia’s gain, for a study of the rec
ords shows that Virginia gain
ed a similar amount of area.
The whole thing is a result
of the Potomac River Boundary
re-location, accomplished in
1928, whereby a wide bend in
the dividing line was straingh
tened out, giving Virginia more
of the river than it has had
since the days, of Thomas
Jefferson.
But if you think Maryland
fared badly, how about Rhode
Island? This little State lost
181 square miles, more than
one tenth of its total area.
The Maryland loss, by the
way, is more than twice the
area of all that’s left of Rhode
Island.
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CATTLE CLUB FIELD DAY
The Cecil County Jersey
Cattle Club will hold its annual
Field Day on July 25. No defi
nite location has yet been se
lected, but it will be held near
Rising Sun. The program will
comprise a show, cattle judging
competition, and a judging
demonstration.
The judging competition will
be divided into two classes,
one for boys and girls, and the
other for adults. The boys and
girls class will be in charge of
County Agent Miller,
Breeders who desire to enter
cattle, communicate with
Hoagland Gates, Elkton, or S.
A. Coleman, Rising Sun. En
tries close July 15.
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A Maryland Tuberculosis As
sociation clinic, conducted by
Dr. W. A. Bridges, will be held
a the New Health Center, Elk-.
July 8, at 10:00 a. in*

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