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The Midland Journal
VOL LX RISING SUN CECIL COUNTY, MD.. FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 1934 NO. 37 STATE ROAD PRO GRAM UNDER WAY Federal Aid Project* Being Pushed—More Contracts To Be Awarded In spite of delays brought about by the Philadelphia road conti oversy ( and unusually adverse weather con- j ditions, construction work on almost ( one-third of Maryland’s $12,000,000 Federal-aid highway program is now r actually under way, it is disclosed by j ihe, State Roads Commission, Of the total of forty-three pro jects, involving expenditures of $3,- 721,789, the majority have been 1 pushed forward. Contracts also have 1 Deen awarded for an additional * twenty projects calling for a total outlay of $952,613, and work on i these will be started as soon as 1 weather permits. f The projects now under way in i elude four of the five street improve- i inent items in Baltimore. These items alone call for the expenditure ] of $205,116. i The largest State project of those i now begun is the construction of j Choptank river bridge, in Dorchester j county, to cost $1,1?7,828. The roads commission also has ad- ( vertised for and is receiving bids on j ocntracts for seventeen more pro- ( jects involving th„ expenditure of | $744,000. These, when awarded, ( will bring the total in contracts awarded to date to $5,418,402. The ( expenditures represented include ( State and Public Works Administra- . tion funds, in addition to Maryland’s share of the Federal roads pool. ( ' v ~ i INTEREST RATE CUT The interest rate for Crop Produc- tion Loans to Farmers has been cut fiom 6% to 514%. A rep)esenta- ‘ live of the Towson Production Cred- . it Association is at the Cecil County Agent’s office to receive applications each Wednesday- This repvesenta- ( tive reports that Cecil County farm ers are not taking advantage of this source of Government credit as are Harford, Baltimore and Howard Counties which with Cecil compose ’ the Towson Production Credit Asso ciation. * i KILLED BY BLAST William Webster, 71 years old, re tired farmer, was instantly killed ( Wednesday afternoon by a dyna- ( mite blast on the farm of his son, Sharpless Webster, near Russell- . ville, Pa., where he had been blast- j ing rocks- It is believed that Mr. ] Webster." who had been subject to frequent heart attacks was stricken by ah attack just after he had light ed the fuse and was unable to get ' away in time to escape the blast. Mr. Webster’s body was discover ed by Ernest Williams a neighbor, ' who ran to the spot shortly after 1 the explosion. The boody was bad- j J ly mangled. * WOMAN’S FOREIGN MISSIONARY SOCIETY. The Woman’s Foreign Missionary j Society of the M. E. Church held a ( covered dish luncheon in the base- j meut of the church on Thursday, , March 22. Following the luncheon, j ihe regular Founder’s Day meeting ( was held in the church auditprium. , Devotions were in charge of Mrs. A- B. Frye- The meeting was addres- ( sed by Miss Ethel WaJlaco, mission- , ary from Hwa Nan College, Foo- . chow, China. Special musical se lections were rendered by a ladies . quartet and by Mrs. Anne Wilson, organist. FRANCE’S COUS MAKE NEW OFFICIAL RECORDS “’Peterboro, N. H.—Four Guernsey cows owned by Joseph I- France of Port Deposit, have just finished new .oflicial records for production which entitles them to entry in the Advan ced Register of the American Guern sey Cattle Club. These animals in clude three and one-half year old Victory Girl of Springvale 279529 with a production of 10002.7 pounds o t milk and 494.5 pounds of fat in ~ina D; three and one-half year old B. R. King’s Golden Rod 275707 with a production of 8343.3 pounds milk and 441.7 pounds of fat ' in DDD; two year old B Rose King’s Bessie 313641 with a produc tion of 9609 7 pounds of milk and £60.1 pounds of fat in olass G and two year old Virginia’s Rose Peari 313637 with a production of 8776.4 pounds of milk and 425.9 pounds of tat in class G. BRIEFLY NOTED HAPPENINGS Short Paragraphs Of Recent Events In Town And County Good Friday. Sunday next is Easter. A thirty-foot channel will be dredged up to Reynolds wharf, North East, by the Anne Arundel Corporation. The schools of the county close on Thursday afternoon of this week for the Easter vacation, reopening on Tuesday morning. A dwelling at New Texas, Pa., property of the late Sadie A. Jacobs, has been purchased at public sale by John J. Coulson for S4OO. March has given us a variety of weather the past week. More snow Friday and Saturday,—three or four inches of it, and on Tuesday night a thunder guest and rain Wed nesday. Knocked down and trampled by a bull, George C. Brown, a farmer of near Glasgow, Del., was taken to Union Hospital, Elkton, suffering from two fractured ribs and other injuries. Arrangements are being made for the holding of a card party at the New Central Hotel, in Elkton on the evening of Wednesday, April 4, for benefit of the Third District Demo cratic Club. Calvary Methodist Episcopal Church, South, at Jarretsville, Har ford county, was destroyed by fire on Tuesday night-The church w r as built in 1895, replacing an old leg struc ture. The loss is covered by in surance. The Delaware Ledger, published at Newark, Del., made its appear ance last week in the form of an eight-page five column “tabloid.” The Ledger says its readers will find the smaller sheet more convenient to handle, and while the size ij reduc ed, the quality will remain high. Miss Dorothy Kimble, daughter of C. T. Kimble, of Port Deposit, a senior at Washington College, Ches tertown, has been chosen by student vote to play the part of "Prince” in the June fete, staged annually by the co-eds at the Eastern Shore College. Granville C, Boyle, of Cbureh ville, has been unanimously indors ed by the Democratic State Central Committee of Harford county for ap pointment as successor to Sheriff Reese M. Bowman who was killed Sunday night March 18, in an auto mobile accident near Abington. Gas users in Elkton were without service for several hours on Thurs day night last, due to a break in the supply line between Newark and Wilmington, Del. The break was caused when contractors working on the highway set jeff a discharge of dynamite to dislodge several tons of concrete, %■ mm ■ —. VERDICT IN FAVOR OF RAYON CORPORATION The judges in the Circuit Court for Cecil County, in the case of In dustrial Rayon Corporation vs. Wil liam Ray Baldwin, of Elk Mills, on guarantees for goods furnished the Elk Mills Fabrics Company, handed down a verdict in favor of the Rayon Corporation for $47,314.58. Mr. Baldwin alleged that he hud been overcharged, also that the material which he bad received was of an in ferior quality. Clarence Fritz, indicted for non support, was tried before the Cpqrt. Fritz had agreed tp pay $7-09 ppr week to his wife, but failed to do-sp, His excuse was that he could get bp work. The Court cut the payment to $4.00 per week. CARD PARTY BY REPUBLICAN LEAGUE The Youpg Republicans League of Cecil County will fco!4 g. card party April 5, in the Community Fire Company Hall at Rising Sun. Bridge and five hundred will be played. The party is being sponsor ed by the Sixth district committee. Prizes will be given and refresh ments served. * COVERED DISH LUNCHEON AND QUILTING PARTY A quilting party and covered dish iuncheou wllj, be held Thursday, April 5, by Old Glory Council, Sons rnd Daughters of Liberty, at Bay View- Proceeds will be applied to a fund to rebuild the parsonage of the Bay View church, which was badly damaged by fire several weeks ago. COLONIST LANDING COMMEMORATED Forty-Foot Cross Erected On St. Clement’s Island And Dedicated Dedication of the 40-foot cross er ected on Blackstone Island by the Maryland Tercentenary Committee in commemoration of the larding of the Ark and Dove took place Palm Sunday in the presence of high of ficials of the State, beaded by Gov. Ritchie, dignitaries of ihe Catholic Church and a number of Federal of- j flcials. March 25, which is Maryland Day, came on Sunday, and by a strange coincidence, it was on Sunday that j the Pilgrims landed at St. Mary’s, on March 25, 1634. The cross, which is constructed of concrete with a white marble finish, has a 12-foot cross beam and can be seen a distance of 10 miles. To St. Clement’s Island, the birth place In the nation of tolerance and religious freedom, a little 43-acre dot in the Potomac river nearly op- : posite Wakefield, the birthplace of J George Washington, and about flf- j teon miles from Point Lookout, the heel of Maryland, there came to par ticipate in the ceremonies 2,000 Catholics, Protestants and Jews and some who averred they had no re ligious beliefs, to participate in the ceremonies. The exercises were centered about a forty-foot concrete cross erected by the Maryland Tercentenary Com mission to commemorate the landing and also to commemorate the origi nal cross, hewed from trees by the colonists. Under that first cross Father Andrew White, a Jesuit, said the first mass in Maryland on the landing day—Annunciation Day. The commission, under whose auspices the ceremonies were held, i selected Maryland Day, for the com memoration, because it is the date mentioned by Father White, the first , historian of the colony, as the day on which the pilgrims landed from two tiny vessels, the Ark and the Dove, after they had made a dan ' gerous passage across the Atlantic ‘ from Cowes, England. ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PRE SENTS PROGRAM The feature pf the Parent-Teacher Association meeting Tuesday eve ning, in the auditorium of Rising Sun High School, was the excellent program presented by various grades of the Elementary School. The fourth grade presented Little Vegetable Men,” the scene be ing a vegetable garden and the dif ferent characters dressed to repre sent various vegetables, flowers, etc, ' “America In Song and Story” was } presented by grades five, six and seven. Both playlets were especially well I presented by those taking part, the pupils of the school and those in charge wining much praise from the large audience present, who thoro ughly enjoyed the evening's pro gram. * INSURANCE ON CONORINGO POWER HOUSE The article appearing In this col umn in the issue of March 23, 1934, in which it was announced the firm of J. H. Terrell & Son, of Elkton, insured the dam at Conowingo against loss to the extent of $1,000,- 000 was erroneous- The insurance referred tc was a renewal of the fire insurance carried on tjig Power House at Conowingo, and net PR the dajn as at-atpd. The Stability of the daw has never been questioned and Insurance is not carried on It. SERVICES AT RISING SUN M. E. CHURCH Good Friday Service —There will be a union sacramental service of, the Sylmar and Rising Sun congre gations 0R Gpofl Friday night, March 30, at 7:99 service will be conducted by the pas tor, Rev. A. B. Frye, at Junes M. E. cbuycjj, in this town. There will be special music by the Junior and Youßf Peoples Qb9>rs. 1 Easter Service —At the morning service, Sunday, April 1, pt U’OQ o'clock, the pastor. Rev- Mi- F r > o will deliver an appropriate Easter i sermon and the choir wW render special music, In the evening, at 7 s 4O o'clock tne i Sunday School will be in charge and will present a pageant entitled “The Unshadowed Cross.” , EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE Will Be Held On Tome In* stitute Grounds —County Council Sponsors The Cecil County Council of relig ious Education is sponsoring a coun ty wide“ Easter Sunrise Service” Sunday morning April Ist. The service will be held on the grounds * of the Tome Institute, Port Deposit, Md. We can think of no spot in the state quite so beautiful as Sun Set Point due west of Memorial Hall, ; overlooking the river from a great height. The service will start promptly at 5:45 a. m. If stormy I weather the service will be held in Memorial Hall. The prominent features of the service will be as follows: The call of worshipers by the Trumpters; Hymn in unison "Christ the Lord is Risen To-day”; Scripture, Rev- A. B. Brye, Rising Sun; Prayer, Rev. Tilghman Smith, Port Deposit; 1 Poem, “An Easter Message,” Rev. :C. H. Atkins, Zion; Solo; Inlroduc | tion of speaker by Rev. Wayne Mon roe, Port Deposit; Address, ‘ Sins of the Resurrection,” Dr. A. H- Hibsh man, Ph. D., pastor West Notting ham Presbyterian Church; Hymn (in unison) “All Hail the power of Jesus name;” Benediction, Rev. Paul Reynolds, president of the County Council, North East; Post lude. All churches and Sunday Schools throughout the county are members of the Council and are urged to par ticipate in this Easter Sunrise Ser vice. A large crowd is anticipated, | bring your Hymnals along. ■ V 1 DAIRY TRUCK DRIVER CRITIC ALLY INJURED Charles E. Beeby, aged 23 years, of Kennett Square, Pa., driver of a big sanitary milk truck for the Standard Dairies of Philadelphia, met with a serious accident on Tues day morning, about 7:45 o’clock, near Porters Bridge, and is 'ving in Union Hospital, Elkton, in a critical condition. The accident occurred on the hill, just east of Porters Bridge, and was caused by the driver of a car. who in addition to being on the wrong side of the road, did not have the grace to stop and render aid, but showed his calbre by driving away. It was very foggy Tuesday morn ing. Beerby was driving down hill, and just as he rounded a curve a car loomed up, approaching on his side of the road. Beeby jammed on brakes and pulled his heavy tank truck into the bank at the roadside. The truck struck a small concrete culvert abutment, and ran up the steep embankment, throwing Beeby ! dut of the cab, his head striking the j concrete roadway with great force. G, P. Connelly, of that neighbor hood, drove along just after the ac cident, picked the unconscious man up and brought him to Rising Sun. Dr- R. C. Dodson was called and had Beeby taken immediately to the hospital at Elkton, in J. E. Tyson’s ambulance. After reaching the hospital Beeby regained consciousness. An exami nation revealed a badly fractured skull. The Injured man stated he did not see the license tag of the car that was the cause of the accident, and as the machine disappeared in the fog, without the driver stopping to render aid of any sort, his identi ty is not known. —4) DWELLING DESTROYED BY FIRE Fir®, supposed to have originated from a kerosene stove exploding, de stroyed the one and one-half story dwelling of Mrs. Anna Fritz, at Sum merville, near North East, Thursday. Mrs. Fritz, who lived alone left the house for a few minutes and when she returned and opened the door found the place in flames. The North East fire company Wfts called, hht the Hawes had gained such headway it was impossible to save the building, which was totally destroyed, together with most of Mrs Fritz's household goods. j 0 JURY ACQUITS AUTO DRIVER Arthur N -MlUer, of near Childs, driver of the auto in which Miss Maude Elcey, of Childs, and Mias Margaret Kirk, of Chesapeake City, were killed on November 28th, last, near Bear, Del., when it ran Into the rear of a truck, has beon acquitted by a jury of a charge of manslaugh ter, growing out of the accident. PERSONAL AND SOCIAL ■ Items Of Social Nature Of In* terest To Our Headers Miss Eudora Sheridan is spending Easter at her home in Easton, Md. Miss Mary Mosteller, of Philadel phia, visited her sister, Miss Helen i Mosteller over the week-end. Miss M. Lidle Stewart is visiting her sister, Mrs. Ella Reese. Phila delphia during the Eastertide, Miss Marian Pyle, of George School, Pa., Is spending tue Easter vacation at her home here. Miss Shirley Ewing, of Hood Col lege, Frederick, Md., is at her home here for the Easter vacation. Miss Dorothy Cameron is home from Woman's College, New Bruns wick, N. J., for the spring vacation. Miss Mary McKay, of Philadel phia, was the Sunday guest of Mrs. Matilda Tosh and Mrs. Joseph Rich ards. Ross Cameron, of Duke Universi ty, Durham, N. C-, is spending the Easter vacation at his home in Ris ing Sun. Mrs. Annie Marshall is spending some time with her daughter Mrs. Harry Crooks, at Fredericksburg, Virginia. The marriage of Miss Ruth Mc- Cormick, of Chesapeake City, and Mr. William A. Shanahan has been announced. Mr. and Mrs. M. U. Zimmerman and Sonny are spending the Easter holidays at the home of ttye former’s mother, in Palmyra, Pa. Announcement is made of the marriage of Miss Mary Catherine Burlin, of Port Deposit, and Paul Millard Stephens, of Liberty Grove. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph T. Richards entertained at a family dinner Wed nesday evening last, in honor of their daughter Virginia’s 12-h birth day. Port Deposit’s oldest resident, Mrs. Kate A. Fisher, celebrated the ninety-fifth anniversary of her birth at the home of her son, John E. Fisher, on March 16th. Mr. and Mrs. Dudley Jackson, of Detroit, Michigan, fromer residents of Elkton, have issued invitations for the marriage of their daughter. Miss Mary Dudley Jackson lo Mr. William Frederick Gillespie. Jr., on April 7. Mr. and Mrs. Howard R. Krauss, of near Elkton, announce the mar riage of their daughter, Miss Mil dred Ann Krauss, to Mr. George E. Pugh, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Pugh, of Pleasant Hill. The young couple were married at Churchville, Md., March 1. Miss Virginia M. Bile 3, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest R. Biles, of Rising Sun, has just returned from the Larson Junior College, in New Haven, Connecticut, to speni the spring vacation with her parents. Two of Miss Biles’ schoolmans, Miss Leila Fuge, of Thompsonvill*. Con necticut, and Miss Lucille Runk, of Waterbury, Connecticut, are spend ing the vacation with her. Both Miss Biles and Miss Fuge are star forwards on the Varsity Basketball team. * OBSERVES ONE HUNDREDTH BIRTHDAY Miss Mary Davis, of Elkton, prob ably the oldest resident of Cecil county, celebrated her 100th birth day on Sunday, March 25. Born on what is known as the Booth farm, now within the corporate limits of Elkton, Miss Davis has spent her en tire life in that vicinity. Her par ents were John Newman Davis and Rebecca Bolton Davis, the latter be ing a granddaughter of Hugh Bol ton, who ip 1764 was a shipmaster ip the king’s service and came from Glasgow, Scotland. There were three other children, Isabelle, Isaac D„ and William Davis. Notwithstanding Miss Davis' ad vanced age, she is able to get about the home of her niece, Mrs. William J. Davis, on Locust Lane, where she lives- She is a good pensman and writes to relatives regularly. 0 The Reynolds School will hold their Annual Bake in the basement of M. E. Church Saturday afternoon, April 7tb, from 2:39 to 5 o’clock. Cake, rolls, candy, pies. etc. tor sale, priced reasonably. DEMOCRATS CLASH OVER POSTOFFICE Representative Goldsborough Locks Horns With State Central Committee The following dispatch from the Washington staff correspondent of the Baltimore Sun, appeared in the Evening Sun under date of Thurs day, March 22. , Washington, March 22 Repre sentative T. Alan Goldsborough (Dem., Md.) has locked horns with the Democratic State Central Com mittee for Cecil County over the ap pointment of a postmaster at Rising Sun, it was revealed today. Mr. Goldsborough recommended tli 3 appointment of Taylor R. Biles, iio heads the list of eligibles, and the county committee has indorsed Lawson C. Tosh. Tydings Intervenes The nomination of Mr. Biles was sent to the Senate about a week ago and was confirmed, along with a large number of postmasters, with out having been submiitted to Sena tor Millard E. Tydings for hts ap proval. Upon discovery of this ac tion, Senator Tydings had the nom ination of Biles recalled and is hold ing up further action until the com mittee and Mr. Goldsborough reach an agreement. It is understood that the nomina tion of Mr. Biles was passed on to Senator Phillips Lee Goldsborough, who indorsed it as a matter of rou tine without consulting Senator Tydings. Protests Filed The action of Senator Tydings in having the appointment recalled, it was learned, came after vigorous protests had been made to him in letters and telegrams from members of the Demicratic State Central Committee for Cecil County, against the appointment of Biles. The United States Civil Service Commission, at the request of the Postoffice department, recently con ducted an examination for the Ris ing Sun office, and certified a list of three candidates making the highest grade. This list was headed by Ml Biles, who is an ex-service man, with a rating of 85.30; Mrs. Virginia Shea Durham, 81.0, and Mr. Tosh, 79.0. The county commmittee is strongly urging the appointment of Mr. Tosh, No Charges Filed It was said today that no charged had been filed with the Senate Post office Committee against any of the three eligibles and that tho objec tions of the county committee to the appointment of Mr. Biles had not been made public. Since the advent of the present Administration, in the appointment of postmasters in Maryland, the Representatives adopted the rule to make postmaster appointments upon the recommendations of the respec tive county committees, and this has been followed by the four members who have rural postoffices in their districts, except in few instances. It is understood that Representative Goldsborough disagreed with the State Central Committee in Somer set county, but the details of this case have not been disclosed. ■ ❖ MEN’S CLUB MEETS Rev. Howard McDade, of Wilm ington, was the speaker at the meet ing of the Men’s Club, Monday eve ning, sponsored by the Men's Bible Class, and held in the Sunday School room. About thirty were present to enjoy Mr. McDade’s humorous talk on “Taking the Fish out of Efficien ey." Following the talk refresh ments were served and a social time enjoyed. * FEDERATION OF MEN’S BIBLE CLASSES The fifth -annual convention of Maryland Federation of Men’s Bible Classes will be held at Mt. Vernon Place M. E- Church at Washington Monument, N. Charles street end Jdt. Vernon Place, Baltimore, on Satur day and Sunday, April 7 and 8. H. C. McClintock, owner of Maeis Laundry, Elkton, is president .ot.Ako federation; Charles Himmelkehw.ot Baltimore, executive vise president; C. EUia Delbert, Elkton, secretary; Harold Day, of Baltimore, treasurer, and Rev. A- F. T. Raum, also jot Bal timore, chaplain. * , Most of us can fool ourselves eue* lier than we can fool other*.