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Short Paragraphs of Recent Events of
Interest to Our Readers
The chicken and roast beef
supper held for the benefit of
the North East Fire Co., netted
the promoters $5|.30.
Rising Sun Lions Club is be
ing represented .at the District
Convention, at ‘ Hagerstown,
this week, by delegates Cecil E.
Ewing and M. U. Zimmerman.
A force of State Road survey
ors worked through town on
Tuesday, taking measurements,
etc., preliminary to the widen
ing of the road by building
Owing to the fact that the
District Convention of Lions
Clubs is being held at Hagers
town, Md., bn Wednesday and
Thursday of this week, the reg
ular fneeting of Rising Sun
Lions Club will not be held.
C. E. Buell, of Red Lion, Pa.,
who reopened the motion pic
ture business here, has con
cluded the attendance will not
justify continuance, and after
a trial of two weeks, has moved
his equipment elsewhere.
The Delaware Ledger, pub
lished at Newark, appeared last
week under new management.
The new publishers are Arthur
Jones and Ernest R. Webb, for
years associated with the Eve
ry Evening, in Wilmington.
The annual session of Mary
land Conference of the Metho
dist Protestant Church conven
ed at Denton on Wednesday,
the 14th, and will adjourn on
the 19th. Six States and the
District of Columbia are rep
By ordinance unanimously
passed, the tax rate of the city
of Havre de Grace for 1933 was
fixed at 75 cents per SIOO at a
meeting of the Mayor and City
Council. The estimated reve
nue for the year will be ap
proximately $32,000.
Enrollment in the Univer
sity of Delaware, Newark, Sum
mer School, in spite of the
withdrawal of State remunera
tion for teachers who attend,
is expected to be about the
average, or approximately 400.
Registration will be on June
Children’s Day will be ob
served on Sunday morning
next at eleven o’clock, at the
M. E. Church, in this town, and
also at West Nottingham Pres
byterian Church. Special pro
grams are being prepared and
. will be in charge of the Sunday
During a drunken brawl in a
home near Rock Run, Harford
county, Nelson Knight was
stabbed and seriously injured.
He was taken to Havre de
Grace Hospital, where his con
. dition is reported serious. His
assailant, Curley Hall, made
his escape and has not been ap
Everett Donache, Albert Ew
ing, H. S. White, A. H. Brown,
Carlton Nichols and Marion
Rawlings left Wednesday
morning on the Community
Fire Co. chemical truck, for
Westminster, Md., where they
attended the State Firemen’s
convention and participated in
the parade.
The heat wave that had
caused humanity to swelter
since Thursday last, with the
temperature way up, close to
the hundred mark daily, was
broken Monday evening, when
a violent electrical storm swept
over this section, bringing a
deluge of rain, some hail, and
lower temperatures.
J. P. Beckman, of Havre de
Grace, freight brakeman on the
Pennsylvania Railroad, run
ning from Baltimore to Jersey
City, was seriously 'njured
about noon Friday when one
foot was badly crushed when
he fell under the wheels of the
train as he was coupling his
run in Bay view Yards, Balti
more. He was removed to St.
Joseph’s Hospital Baltimore.
Mr. and Mrs. Milton Pyle, of
West Grove, Pa., spent Sunday
with Mr. and Mrs. Charles S*
Mrs. Eli T. Reynolds, of Ox
ford, was entertained over the
week-end by Mrs. Effie K.
Miss Louise Worthington en
joyed a week-end visit with her
sister, Mrs. Wjfl. M. Workman,
Mt. Joy, Pa.
Mrs. Lane, of Brattieboro,
Vermont, is spending some
time with her son, Richard
Lane, and family.
J. Paul Slaybaugh is attend
ing Synod, at Frederick, Md.,
representing West Nottingham
Presbyterian Church.
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde England
and son, of Darby, Pa., were
Saturday visitors of Mrs. Eng
land’s parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Charles S. Nields.
Mrs. Charles Stewart, of
Middletown, Del., and Mrs.
Howard Pusey, of Colora, were
entertained on Wednesday, by
their aunt, Mrs. Clara B. Keen.
Miss Lula Crimm, of Elkton,
and Mrs. Eleanor J.. Moore, of
Colora, were dinner guests of
Miss Mary Brumfield and Miss
M. Lidie Stewart on Tuesday
Miss Shirley Evans Ewing
entertained at buffet supper on
Sunday evening about twenty
members of the graduating
class of West Nottingham and
house guests.
Miss Dorothy Bonner, of Ris
ing Sun High School faculty,
left on Monday morning for
Hood’s Col'iege, Frederick, Md.,
where she is pursuing a special
course in library work.
Charles Booth, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Edwin Booth, and'
Miss Elsie McClure, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. McClure,
of Drumore, Lancaster county,
Pa., were united in marriage in
Bel Air on Thursday.
Aannouncement has been
made of the engagement of
Miss Lula Crimm, of Elkton,
Supervisor o f Elementary
Scnools of Cecil county for the
past six years, and Mr. Joseph
G. Glaze, of Atlanta, Georgia.
Mrs. Ralph E. Reynolds is a
delegate from the Woman’s
xVlissionary Society of West
Nottingham Presby. Church to
the Synodical, in session this
week at Hood’s College, Fred
erick, Md. Mrs. Ernest Row
land and Mrs. Wm. T. Jenness
are also in attendance.
After the conclusion of the
graduation exercises of West
Nottingham Academy last
Monday, Miss Snirley Evans
Ewing, her guest Miss Jean
Gang, of Homeland, Edward
Odell and Frank Bowles were
xiouse guests of Dr. and Mrs.
Ernest Cory, of College Park,
and attended the Fraternity
dances at the University of
Walter Evans Patten, son of
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Patten, of
Rising Sun, graduated from
Carnegie Institute of Technol
ogy, Pittsburgh, Pa., with the
degree of Bachelor of Science,
l’he commencement exercises
were held Monday morning,
the address being made by Dr.
John C. Merriam, of the Car
negie Institution, Washington.
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Patten,
Miss Todd and Burton L. Keil
holtz attended the exercises,
leaving Rising Sun by auto Fri
day morning and returning
Mr. and Mrs. Cecil E. Ewing
entertained at luncheon on
Monday, Mrs. W. F. Porter, of
, Baltimore; Dr. and Mrs. Er
nest Cory and Mrs. Elder, of
College Park; Mrs. S. D. Fryer,
Dr. and Mrs. Odell and the
Misses Odell, of Montclair, N. J.
Committees Formed At Rising
Sun And North
Advocates for the retention
of Eighteenth Amendment are
becoming active in Cecil coun
ty. Following the recent or
ganization of a oommittee in
Rising Sun, the temperance
people of North East have
elected Abel C. Cameron chair
man of their local committee;
Robert Simpers, secretary;
Mrs. Walter Hall, treasurer,
and are taking steps to push
the campaign in the cause of
the Amendment, from now un
til the special election in Sep
tember, when the voters will
cast their ballots on the ques
tion in Maryland.

Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Fassitt en
tertained the Ninth District
Farmers’ Club on Wednesday,
at their home east of town.
Ideal weather conditions made
it possible for the Club to as
semble in the open-air, where
in the shade of the fine old
trees, on the beautiful lawn,
the business routine was trans
acted and long tables spread
for the bounteous dinner, to
which forty-two members and
guests sat down.
The speakers who addressed
the Club were Gifford H. Teep
le, of Washington, brother of
Mr. Fassitt, and Prof. Walter
Wright, of the Maryland Uni
versity, College Park.

The twenty-fourth com
mencement of Calvert Agricul
tural High School was held in
the school auditorium, at Cal
vert, Thursday morning, June
8, at ten o’clock.
The Salutatory, “The Mean
ing of Commencement,” was by
Margaret Kincaid; Valedictory,
“The Qualities of Greatness,”
by Louise Nickell.
Prof. J. E. Fuller, of Goldey
College, Wilmington, delivered
the address to the graduates,
and Howard T. Ruhl, Supt. of
Schools of Cecil County, pre
sented the diplomas to the
fourteen graduates, who were:
Gladys Marie Algard, Margaret
Ellen Anderson, Clarence
Wherry Brown, Alfred Thomp
son Crothers, Catherine Ray
nor Ewing, Rachel Ann Gif
ford, Ruth Elizabeth Griffith,
Margaret Lillian Kincaid, Mar
garet Mearns Moore, Louise
Currie Nickell, Lottie Eulalia
Simpkins, Nellie Elizabeth
Williams, Dorris Ellen Wim
mer, Cathryn Virginia Yerkes.

Armed with a warrant for
the arrest of George Sartin,
charged with larceny of fish
nets, Deputy Sheriffs Reynolds
and Boyd went to the premises
of Clark Scott, near the Spark
ler plant, along the Elkton-
Singerly road, to search for
their man, but found instead a
large supply of moonshine li
quor stored about the premises.
The officers confiscated one
ten-gallon keg and twenty five
gallon cans of liquor that they
found. Scott was taken in cus
tody and turned over to the
Federal authorities.
A special meeting of the cit
izens of the town of Rising Sun
is called for Monday, June 19,
1933, at 8:00 o’clock p. m., in
the public hall, for the purpose
of presenting to the tax-payers
the proposition of building a
sewerage disposal plant for the
You are not only cordially
invited, but urged to be present
at this meeting.
The Commissioners of
Rising Sun.

The barn on the farm near
Coatesville, Pa., owned by Mrs.
Martha Ross and Mrs. Fannie
Boyd, was destroyed by fire
about noon on Friday, carpen
ters being at work on the roof
of the building when the blaze
started, caused by the explo
sion of a gasoline tank.
f The wedding of Miss Edythe
Spahr and Mark Ellsworth
Monroe, of York, Pa., was sol
emnized at the home of the
groom’s brother, Rev. Wayne
j A. Monroe, pastor of Port De
posit Presbyterian Church, on
. the morning of Saturday, June
t 3, at 10:30 o’clock, in the pres
, ence of thirty relatives and
’ friends. After a piano prelude
’ played by Miss Florence Lamm,
the bride and her mother pre
ceded by little Jane Frances
Monroe, who bore the ring in
' a basket of roses, entered to the
: strains of Lohengrin Wedding
March. Following a prayer,
Mrs. Edwin C. Cauffman sang
a marriage hymn. The ring
ceremony was performed by
Rev. Monroe. The bride wore
a pink dress and pink picture
hat and carried a bouquet of
pink and-ldue sweet peas and
roses tied in pink. After a
wedding breakfast, the bride
and groom left on a trip to
New York.
Miss Elizabeth C. Morgan,
daughter of Mrs. Bertha Mor
gan, of Elkton, and Earl H.
Mote, of Newark, Del., were
married Thursday evening in
the Christiana M. E. Church by
the Rev. Richard M. Green.
The bride’s only attendant was
Miss Katherine Smith. Chas.
Smith was best man.
The bride wore white crepe
and carried pink carnations.
The maid of honor wore blue
crepe and carried pink roses
and lilies of the valley. The
bride is a graduate nurse of the
Chester Hospital, Chester, Pa.
Following the ceremony a
reception was held at the home
of the bride’s mother in Elkton.
W hit lock—Pin kerton
Miss Mary E. Whitlock,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chas.
Whitlock and Mr. Ross Pinker
ton, son of Mrs. Elva Pinker
ton, of Kennett Square, Pa.,
were married June 7, in the
Town Point Methodist Episco
pal Church, by the pastor, Rev.
Joseph Vaughn.

Mrs. Rachel Cannon, for
more than fifty years a resident
of Cecilton, celebrated her
101st birthday anniversary at
the home of her daugnter, Mrs.
Mary W. Anderson, last week.
Mrs. Cannon is one of the
oldest women on the Eastern
Shore, and aside from a recent
illness from which she has re
covered, she is enjoying good
health and is in possession of
her faculties.
She has been a widow three
times during her long life.
She has several grandchildren,
a number of great-grandchild
ren, and one great great grand

The newly-elected members
of the Elkton Town Council
have qualified and the board re
organized for the ensuing year.
Alfred B. McVey was elected
secretary; DcLancey Scott, city
treasurer; George M. Potts,
chief of police; Russell M.
George, superintendent of wat
er, vice Railpli S. Garrett, and
David Randolph, night police
The board, after considerable
discussion, cut the salary of the
chief of police from SISOO to
$1450 per year; the city treas
urer’s salary from SI7OO to
$1500; the night officer’s salary
from SI3OO to SI2OO pei year;
the superintendent of water
was fixed at SISOO, the same as
previously, but the S3OO allow
ance for an automobile was cut

The fourth annual regatta of
North East Yacht Club will be
held this year on July 1 and 2.
A. T. Conard, of Kennett
Square, Pa., has been reelected
commodore and R. K. Wells, of
North East, vice-commodore.
Other officers are: William
Sinclair, of Kennett Square,
rear commodore; Charles Fer
guson, of North East, treasur
er; Clifford Huston, of North
East, secretary.
Harford County Woman Held
! For Shooting Husband
A charge of murder was plac
, ed Saturday against Mrs. Jan
[ ice Mick, 33-year-old wife of
' a “gentleman farmer,” at
L whom she admits shooting “to
j score him” early Friday night.
He was found dead from the
[ loss of blood Saturday morning
, in a clump of bushes 250 yards
from their home, near Darling
’ ton, Harford county.
Mrs. Mick was taken to the
Harford county jail at Bel Air,
| by Sheriff Reese Bowman after
' a coroner’s jury gave a verdict
that the victim. Lonnie E.
Mick, who was nearing his fif
tieth year, had died from bullet
wounds inflicted by his wife.
The shooting, according to
Mrs. Mick’s statement to the
Sheriff, took place outside of
the garage on their one hun
dred-acre'farm, when her hus
band, who had been drinking,
struck her. Then, she told
Sheriff Bowman, she took a
pistol from a. pocket in the car
door and began “shooting in
his direction to scare him.”
Her husband walked away,
apparently unhurt, but as he
did not return to the house
that night, a search was made
for him next morning, and his
body found in a clump of bush
es near the scene of the shoot
A medical examination dis
closed that Mick had been
struck with two bullets—one
hitting him in the left leg
slightly above the ankle and
the other striking him in the
right leg, a few inches above
the knee. It was the latter,
which severed an artery, that
caused his death, the jury
found the man having bled to
Mrs. Mick, who was divorced
a little more than six years ago,
married Mr. Mick, in July, 1927,
in Washington, she said. Her
former husband, it was said,
was named Burns and had been
employed in the construction
of the Conowingo Dam. Mr.
Mick also had been divorced
shortly before their marriage.

Prince George’s county,
claiming thirty-two graduates
in the class of over 200 gradu
ated June 3, from the College
Park Branch of the University
of Maryland, again takes the
lead as the county having the
largest number of graduates.
Montgomery county follows
with a total of eleven, while
Carroll and Garrett are given
third and fourth places.
Cecil county was represented
in the roll of graduates by
three members of the class:
G. E. Connelly, Rising Sun;
Alec Yedinak, Chesapeake
City; R. S. Reynolds, North

J. W. Lawson, who operates
the Blue and White filling sta
tion, just east of Rising Sun,
precipitated a gasoline war on
Tuesday, when he cut the price
of the fluid to thirteen (13)
cents per gallon, Cash. Mr.
Lawson heralded the price at
which he is now selling gaso
line with large placards on his
car that he drove about, that
motorists might be informed of
the good news and take advan
tage of the cut while the war

A hearing was held on Sat
urday morning before Magis
trate Daniel H. Garrett, of Elk
ton, when charges were pre
ferred against J. Herbert Wtir,
principal of the Elkton Ele
mentary School, for assault on
Ernest Groves, Jr., 11 year old
son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest
Groves, of near Elkton, on the
Singerly road.
The boy on returning home
from school one day last week,
complained to his parents that
he had been whipped by the
principal, and the lad’s father
had the warrant sworn out.
After hearing testimony the
Magistrate dismissed the case.
Annual Sleeting Held At Little
j Elected
t The thirty-sixth annual
) meeting of the Detective Asbo
. ciation Union was held June 3,
2 in Little Britain Church with.
r Pulton Detective Association
5 as host. President W. Scott
. Drennen presided. Seven of
the 12 associations comprising
; the union were represen tea.
f Fulton Detective Association
• reported a membership of 94,
; and $621.21 in the treasury.
Losses amounting to .pjj.6.54
. within the year, consisting of
; chickens, wheat and tools from
garage. The association paid
i two-thirds of the amount. The
ssociation succeeded in ar
resting and convicting two
Kirkwood association has 32
members and $l3O in the treas
ury. Loss during the year was
, $18.75, the association paying
Little Britain Association
has a membership of 55 and
$817.45 in the treasury. Thefts
of hides, chickens and clover
seed, amounting to $59.50,
were reported during the year,
the association paying one
Martinsville Association has
40 members. The amount in
the treasury is $134.15, with no
losses during the year.
Nottingham Association has
130 members in good standing
and $251.79 in the treasury.
Losses consisted of poultry and
merchandise amounting to
$171.15, the association paying
one-half the amount.
Unicorn Association has 72
members and the amount in
the treasury is $183.46. Thefts
of chickens amounted to $25.-
35, the association paying one
half the amount.
Willistown Association has
78 members and $2,001.00 in
treasury and paid out for losses
during the year S2O.
Quarryville was decided on
as the place to hold next meet
ing. Election of officers was
as follows: President, George
W. Hensel, Jr.; vice president,
A. H. Fritz; secretary and
treasurer, John T. Neary.
Rev. W. H. Davies, pastor of
the church, gave a very inter
esting talk on co-operation.
The ladies of the Little Britain
furnished an excellent dinner.

The severe electrical storm
on the afternoon of June 7, re
sulted in the loss by fire of two
barns on the farm of George
Moore, near Cowentown, Cecil
county, tenanted by George
Mench. Lightning struck, a
small barn on the place, setting
it on fire. The wind carried
burning embers to a large
newly-erected barn on the
same farm, and both structures
were completely destroyed, to
gether with farm implements,
harness, feed, etc., causing a
loss estimated at SSOOO.
During the same storm a
barn on the Mid-Way Farm, in
Lancaster county, Pa., was
struck by lightning and burned.
Four mules, a cow and 125
chickens were burned to death;
five tons of hay, ten tons of
straw, farm implements and a
tractor lost. The loss is placed
at SI2OO. Nine >ears ago a
barn on the s<une place was
struck by lignining and burned.
The barn on the Edgar Swift
farm in Little Britain Town
ship, between Elim and Oak
Hill, Pa., was struck by light
ning Wednesday evening last,
and burned. The structure
was 40x50 feet in size, with
shed attached, in which farm
machinery was stored.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Walter Pass
more, of Nottingham, Pa., an
nounce the engagement of
their daughter, Miss Frances
Darlington Passmore, and Mr.
Henry Lloyd Pike, son of Mr.
and Mrs. William S. Pike, of
Catonsville, Md.
Miss Passmore attended
Swarthmore College and Mr,
Pike was a member of thla
year’s graduating clasg,

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