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jlaSak V ... * .>v HHpr V<. J^rp*£ ERINGOBRAGH! ST. PATRICK, as the patron saint of going to school, may not appeal very strongly to small scholars of today. But green shamrocks, white clay pipes, and little pink toy pigs are three memorials of him that make the seventeenth of March popular with children everywhere. And when you add a potato hunt and re freshments gay as a jig, you have the start of a St. Patrick’s Day party that is sure to be the top of the afternoon. Begin your party with invita tions written on green cardboard shamrocks or pale pink paper pigs with green ribbons tied around their necks. Have these invita tions read: "Come all ye lads from far and near! Come every gay Colleen! For good St. Pol .tie'll dance a jig A’fearin' of the green.’ Friday afternoon Three o cloc\ Come to John Bray s house 5 Eastwood Street As soon as the young guests ar rive, present each boy with a neck tie made of green crepe paper and every girl with a colleen’s head dress, a green mob cap or two green rosettes connected by a nar row band of wired green ribbon. Spuds and Clay Pipes The first thing on the program is a potato hunt. For this you need small well-scrubbed potatoes. They may be hidden exactly as you hide Easter eggs. To make the hunt more exciting, scoop out a few larger potatoes, put in them tiny trinkets * vrapped in paper, and tie or glue the tops back on them. Give prizes for the largest •:pJJectlon of potatoes, the biggest I ■ I I .1— CLEAR THE TRACK! HERE COMES THE "AMERICAN SPECIAL’* Southern farmers now know that one sure way to help big-sized ears of com and fruits and vegetables of all along the “new deal” is to buy and use American made kinds. Just watch that proud old engine as it pulls goods, fertilizers and supplies. And are they buying?— out of this southern factory yard. Just listen to that Here’s a solid train load of the American made Nitrate Choo-choo. It seems to be saying —"Clear the track— of Soda, rich in nitrogen, as ordered by farmers to help Here I come, Dixie—American made means none better them grow that long-fibred American cotton, those made.” Telephone Chief Operator | Employed in 1884, Retires ' l ;j^ : 'imr^ ' Miss Mattie L. Miner Mias Mattie Laura Miner, Wheeling, welfare supervisor of the Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Company of West Virginia, oldest employee in years of service, has retired. Miss Miner entered the service of the tele phone company at Wheeling, April 1, u an operator. At the time I Sliced Chicken Sandwiches Whole Wheat Nut and Date Bread Sandiciches Chopped Celery, Raw Carrot, and Peanut Butter Sandwiches Cream Cheese and Apricot Jam Sandwiches Cocoa with Marshmallows Irish Punch Banana Ice Cream with Animal Crackers Iced in Green Lime Stick Candy Dates Stuffed with Green Gum Drops potato, the smallest one, and for “the ould man,” a funny bumpy potato with a face marked on it. If the children are old enough you can make the potatoes into race horses and hold an Irish Sweepstakes. Write names like “Danny,” “Brian Boru,” “Dublin Boy,” “Pride of Cork” and “Gal way Gossoon” on slips of paper and attach one with a pin to each potato. Each child chooses a “horse,” which he moves ahead by inches, according to the throws of a dice. For a large group of chil dren, you can have as many as four or five different race courses, with four children assigned to each one. If the children are too small for this exciting game, give each one a clay pipe and let 'him do honor to all the “little people” of Ireland by blowing soap bubbles as fragile and rainbow-tinted as an Irish fairy’s wings, Good Green Poods Jigs, reels, and songs are “grand intirely” on St. Patrick’s Day. And then come the refreshments on a table all green and gold. Cut there were only six *young women employed in that capacity in Wheeling as Compared with about 175 at present. Subsequently Miss Miner was ap pointed chief operator for the Wheel ing office and later district chief oper ator for West Virginia and Eastern Ohio central offices, At the beginning of her employment, there were only, about 400 telephones in Wheeling as compared with approxi mately 14,00 ft today, operated from four central offices—Wheeling, Woods dale, Warworn! and Elm Grove, In 1884 out-of-town telephone con nections were practically unheard of. Now they may be made almost every where. During her nearly fifty years of service, Miss Miner has seen tele phone communication lines extended to every section of the United States and to Canada, Cuba, Mexico, leading European countries, South America, Hawaii, the Philippines, and Aus tralia. Charles A. Robinson, general man ager of the telephone company and 1 other officials were present at a lunch eon given Mis* Miner on the eve of her retirement. i , ... i ■ ■ ■ , ■vis . ' * _ let Js. ...... THE MIDLAND JOURNAL, FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 194 the sandwiches in the shape of shamrocks, pipes and pigs. Wrap some square ones in green paper, and have some open-faced round ones spread with cream cheese col ored pale green, with a green maraschino shamrock in the cen ter. In the box is a party menu and here are tested recipes for whole some foods “all greened up” for the greenest day of the year. Whole Wheat Nut and Date Bread: Sift together one and a half cups white flour, six tea spoons baking powder and one and a half teaspoons salt. Add a cup and a half of whole wheat flour. Add three-quarters of a cup of chopped vacuum packed nuts and one cup chopped dates, and mix with your finger-tips until pieces are well covered with flour. Add two-thirds of a cup brown sugar and two beaten eggs. Add one 6-ounce can of evaporated milk mixed with enough water to make a cup and a half. Pour into well-greased loaf pans, one very large, or two medium which is better. Bake in an oven at 325 degrees for about forty-five min utes (a little longer if you use one loaf .pan). Two medium loaves will cut into about twenty slices, each. Banana Ice Cream: Mix three cans condensed milk with one and a half cups water, and add one tablespoon vanilla. Add three cups mashed banana pulp. Add three tablespoons lemon juice and three cups of cream, well beaten. Freese in refrigerator trays or In ice cream freezer. Serve with an iced animal cracker, preferably a pig, standing on top. This serves twenty-four.* j Wist ory in the MAKING That is what is covered in our Weekly Newt Kevteu feature each week. It is n interpretation <tl the events ol each week thal are making the history of the nation anil the world It is prepared by Gdwartl V\ Pu kard, one ol the highly trained newspa per observers ol (he nation, and syndicated to a limited numhei ol newspapers in the different states It is the best feature of this <■ haractei that goes to American readers from any source. You can makt it the foundation ol your dim na tion ol world events with friends o “Do” always gets more cheers than “Don’t.” . o Children tell the truth until they are frightened out of it Facts And Figures On Your Telephone By EDWIN F. HILL Telephone devej towns and rural feiV' Ys| areas of America far exceeds that off; all other coun- U tries of the world. \J; ’ j| International tele phone and tele- ; graph statistics, compiled by the '■ , K American Tele- ’YB ' ;j phone and Tele graph Company, as of the first of last Edwin F. Hill year, show that American communities of less than 59,000 population average 11.8 tele phones for each 100 people. This, the report shows is greater than the total telephone density of any other coun try except Canada and even exceeds the number of telephone Instruments in proportion to population in a ma jority of the large European cities. The wide distribution of telephones throughout the United States is in marked contrast to the situation in foreign countries where telephone fa cilities are largely concentrated in the metropolitan areas. The largest American cities have a greater number of telephones than are found in most European countries or in several entire continents. New York and Los Angeles together have more telephones than Great Britain. Chicago and Los Angeles together have more telephones than France, and New York alone has more tele phones than all of France and Russia. The sum of the telephones in the two largest American cities Is ap proximately equal to the combined telephones of Asia, Oceania and South America. Obviously, there is still room for tremendous advances in telephone de velopment in other countries before they approximate in extent the tele phone facilities now available in the United States. Outside of North Amer ica, Europe is better equipped with telephones than any other continent, but the supply of European telephones is on a par with that prevailing in this country more than thirty years ago. The practical interest which this survey of telephone development holds for Americans is emphasized by the tact that about 82 per cent of all the telephones in the world ca,. be reached by telephone from any part of the United States. - ■ .—us. Facts And Figures On Your Telephone By Edwin F. Hill An improvement shown for the last ’ 1989, in the recent I statement issued H ers by President H : During the first Edwin F. Hill eight months of 1933, according to Mr. Gifford, there was a net loss of 715,000 Bell System telephones, but during each of the last four months there was a gam, totaling 85,000, leaving a net loss of 630,000 for the year as compared witfi a net loss p'f 1,650,000 during }932, The number pf telephones in (service at the end pf the year was about 13,160,000,which is 16 percent below the maximum development reached In 1930, The total number of toll and long distance calls handled during the year 1933, he said, was about 9 per cent less than for 1932. The last half of 1933, however, showed an improve ment, total toll and long distance calls being only about 3 per cent under those for the corresponding period In 1832, While final figures as to earnings for the year 1933 are pot yet avail able, according to Mr, Gifford, prelim inary data indicate that, treating the System as a whole and including the Western Electric Company, the earn ings on American Telephone and Tel egraph Company stock were approxi mately $5.30 per share as compared with $5.96 per share in 1932, The annual report to be issued later tq the stockholders, President Gifford states, wil) contain full and final data on the results of the year's operations. Clean Suit Order Comes 1600 Miles Sending a suit of clothes 1,600 miles to be dry-cleaned Is believed to he a record. Certainly this order contained in a letter from Maynguez, Puerto Rico to the Holland Cleaners and Dyers, !ne., In Baltimore recently was the cause for considerable Interest on the part of members of the firm. The letter explained,that this com pany had been selected because of Its well-worded advertisement .In the classified section of the Baltimore telephone directory. o When we elng with thousands of a. W* *•“*■ ,< i'.v : .r.'gpv * RISING NEWS BY THE JOURNALISM CLUB Announcement Of Assembly The next regular assembly will be held Friday, March 16. At this time the Athletic Association will be organized, in preparation for the spring athletic season which will open soon. •—Evelyn Todd. Results Of The Plays The three one-act plays, two given by the Dramatic Club and one by members of the faculty, were very well attended. All the characters took their parts well, and everyone seemed to enjoy the evening's enter tainment very much. About forty dollars will be cleared. Attendance Record The severe snow storm in Febru ary resulted in the decline of attend ance for that month all over the county. Rising Sun dropped from first place to fourth place with an average of 80%. Students having perfect attend ance for the month of February are as follows: Seniors —average 82- .69%, Earl Barrett, Herbert Gray beal, Kyle Graybeal, Francis Jugler, George Logan, Elizabeth Hall, Helen Jenness, Martha Keilholtz, Evelyn Todd. Juniors —average 82.i3, Billy Buck, Warren Terry, Anna Haines, Alberta Donache, and Evelyn Pyle. Sophomores—average 78.32%, Clif ton Brown, Bobby Fehr, John Gross, Alfred Gyles, Raymond Jugler, Spencer Murphy, Hazel Hall, Doro thy Hindman, Anne Pyle. Fresh men (x) —average 78.8, Bruce Graybeal, Constance Martin and Lila Todd. Freshmen (y)—acerage, 78.4 Bobby Barrow and Gertrude Atkin son, Martha Keilholtz. ATTENDANCE IN CECIL SCHOOLS Attendance officer E. B. Fockler’s report for the month of February shows Pilot led the one-teacher schools In attendance percentage during' the month, Charlestown the two-teacher group, Perryville the graded schools and North East the high schools. The records follow: One-Teacher Schools —Pilot 94, New Bridge and Cherry Grove 91, Hart’s and Principio 89, Jefferson 85, Pierce’s Neck 83, Earlvil’o, Jack son Hall, Warwick and Fingerboard 81, Blake 80, Rowlandville, Liberty Grove, Fair Hill and Town Point 78, Marlon 76, New Valley 70, Johnson 68, Oakwood and Zion 67, Chapel 66, Wesley tf3, Pond’s Neck 67, Union 52. j Two-Teacher Schools Charles town, Elk Mills 89, Perry Point 87, Providence 82, Cherry H’ll 79, Pleasant Hill 78, Colora 76. Leeds GB. Graded Schools —Perryville 82, Chesapeake City 79, North East 78, Elkton 77, Calvert 76, Rising Sun 68, Cecilton 65. High Schools —North East 87, Perryville and Calvert 83, Rising Sun and Chesapeake City 80, Ken more 79, Elkton 78, Cecilton 69. Colored Schools —Wilson 96, Elk ton 89, Port Deposit 78, Manor 73, Chesapeake City 65, Cecilton and Conowingo 60, Cokesbury 51, Cedar Hill 53, North East 51. Elkton High School 70. O URGE MOTORISTS TO SHUN • - HITCH-HIKERS Hitch-hiking seems to hove be come one of America’s favorite modes of travel during recent years, but the Delaware Safety Council ad vises the wise motorist to do every thing he possibly can to discourage it. Many drivers, the Council points out, have been robbed by those they picked up; others have been sued for heavy damages by their “guests,” after an accident and have paid! O forever flowing ON Evangelist John Moses Baker Baltimore, Md. God’s loYe forever flowing on, Makes life bo wonderous fair; How safe we are in His keeping, Angels In charge everywhere. God’s love forever flowing on, Like music so sweet and low. The tenderness at eventide, As breezes gentle blow. God’s love forever flowing on, The restfullness and peace, Silent night so calm, serene; The turmoil all has ceased God’s love forever flowing on, Our anchor has been cast; The burdens now are all laid down, Sate home with Him at last. o After a while the follies of im propriety (to speak mildly) become ’ silly and a bore. All but the shal low tu* sj Issue Of Reports The January—February reports were issued Wednesday, March 7, 1934. Club News Civic Club —The same monitors will continue to fulfill their duties for one more week. The members of this club were requested by Mr. Zimmerman to take care of the distribution of the tick* etc of the plays which are being presented in our High School audi torium on Friday night, March 9th. —Betty Foist. English Committee Meeting Miss Dorothy Bonner attended an English Teachers’ Meeting at North East, on Wednesday. At this meet ing a course in English composition ror the first two years of high school was discussed. —Elizabeth Hall. Faculty Meeting The next faculty meeting will be held Wednesday, March 14, 1934. The topic for this meeting will be “Changes of various types wlii h have taken place in the last few years.” The following are topics p or dis cussion which will be presented sep arately by each teacher. Wiiat im portant changes in government and politics; in opportunity tor leisure; in health provisions and conditions; in science; in family and society; in communication and transporta tion; in ethics and'religion- and in secodary education have taken place? —Dorothy Dinsmore. FARMERS WITH WHEAT PLANT ED MAY SIGN UP Farmers who have already plant ed their wheat and who wish to sign adjustment contracts under the re opened wheat program recently an nounced may do so by bringing their acreage down to 85 per cent of the base acreage they would hare in an approved contract, County Agent Miller says. Farmers signing contracts now 1 will receive the final 1933 adjust ment payment of 8 cents a bushel on their allotments, less local adminis trative costs, and the 1934 and 1935 adjustment payments The fact that he has planted the wheat makes no difference in a* man’s right to sign a contract in which he agrees to hold down hia acreage, or take it out of production, Mr. Miller says. Each farm under contract will be thoroughly inspect ed this summer to make cert’-in that every contract is complied with. Farmers with more than the 85 percent of their base acreage, whoi sign contracts, may take the excess acres out of production any way they choose. In general, plowing, pasturing, or cutting for hay is ad vised. Farmers who have already planted wheat and who are interested in new opportonity to sign contracts, should get in touch with their local com munity committeemen, members of the county allotment committee, or with the County agent’s office. Under the reopened program, con tracts must be in the hands of the county allotment committee by April 15. Farmers who sign contract now will be required to meet exactly the same requirements as original sign ers. They must reduce their 19341 acreage by 15 per cent of the final approved base figure, they must keep thi sou tot production in line with the replacement crops regula tions, and they must not allow more than 85 per cent of this acreage to grow to mature wheat. ■ -0 A GLEAM OF SUNSHINE Evangelist John Moses Baker Baltimore, Md. Let your life be a gleam of snnshlnet Your heart of the purest gold. And scatter blessings around you. Beauty and joy untold. Let your life be a gleam of Many are lonely and sad, Help lighten burdens so heavy, Making somebody happy and glad. Let your life be a gleam of sunshine, A fountain of comfort and cheer. Strengthen the faith of tho weary. And drive away doubts and fears. Let your life be a gleam of sunshine. Sunshine that scatters the gloom. The fountain of life ever flowing, Living waters where flow erg bloom. 0 Business combined with pleasure n isss m b &&mu ; . ' , if fc L t '