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The Midland Journal
Sixty-Sixth Annual Session
Closes With Announce
ment Of Charges
With 76 changes among pastor
ates, of which five are in Wilming
ton, the 66th annual session of the
Wilmington M. E. Conference, at
Newark, Del., closed at noon on
Monday. The pastoral assignments
were read by Bishop Edwin H.
There are 14 changes in the Wil
mington district. Twenty were
made in the Middletown district, 21
in the Dover district and 19 in the
Salisbury district.
The Rev. H. R. McDade, who has
been at Newport, Del., has been
transferred to New Castle, and the
Rev. J. C. McCoy, who has been at
Cecllton, is transferred to Newport
The Rev- O. P. Jefferson, formerly of
Chesapeake City, is assigned to
Perryville. Rev. Howard Davis,
who has been at Perryville, is trans
ferred to Milton. Rev. H. N. Bailey
is transferred from Hopewell to
Tangiers Island, Rev. J. R. Diehl, of
Cherry Hill coming to Hopewell.
The assignments are as follows,
changes being m..rked with an as
Disston W. Jacobs, Superintendent.
Bethel and Town Point, Md. —J. B.
Charlestown—J. H. Thornton, supply
Brack-Ex —R. H. Adams, supply.
•Cherry Hill—W. H. Kohl
•Chesapeake City—J. T. Price
Chester-Bethel —S. B. Bradley
Christiana —R. M. Green
Ciaymont—E. W. McDowell
•Delaware City—E. H. Collins, sup
ply i
Hbeneser —T. O. M. Wilis
Edge Moor —W. E. Fosnocht, supply
Elk Neck —G. V. Turner
Elk ton —L. B. Morg an
•Hockessin and Cedars —W. H. Re
Holly Oak —J. E. Layton, supply
•Hopewell—J. R. Diehl
Marshallton —H. M. Parks
Mt. Lebanon —P. W. Spence
Newark —W. E. Gunby
•New Castle —H. R. McDade
•Newport—J. C. McCoy
North East—P. E. Reynolds
•Perryville—O. P. Jefferson
Port Deposit and Colora —Tilghman
Red Lion —A. W. Strickland
Richardson Park —W. A. Hearn
Rising Sun —A. B. Frye
St. Georges and Summit —J. L.
St. Johns, Pa.—J. W. Pretty man
Stanton —J. B. Dickerson
Zion Circuit —C. H. Atkins
•Asbury—C. E. Davis
Bellefonte —J. C. Steen, supply
•Brandywine—O. A. Bartley
•Cookman —Vinal E. Hills
Eastlake —C. C. Harris
Epworth—W. S. Grant
Grace —B. M. Johns
Harrison Street —J. W. Colona
•Hillcrest —Raymond W. Hallman
Kingswood—P. W. Spence
•Madeley—O. B. Rice
McCabe —A. C. Goddard
Mt. Salem—J. W. Jones
Silverbrook —R. L. Minker
•Scott—L. E. Wimbrow
St. Paul's —O. J. Collins
Trinity—C. H. Hudson
Union —T. J. Sard
W. E. Habbart. Superintendent
Beckwith and Spedden, Md—R. H.
Bethel—J. R. Jester, supply
•Blades —F. K. McCorkle, supply
Bridgeville—J. H. Brasher
Cambridge, Md.—W. G. Harris
•Camden —R. W. Campbell
Canterbury—H. G. Budd. supply
•Church Creek, Md.—Waldo Dize,
•Crapo—A. G. Thomas, supply
Dover —St. Paul's, A. L. White,
Wesley—E. P. Thomas
East New Market, Md.—A. F. Zim
•Ellendale —E. N. Wright, supply
•Elliott’s Island, Md.—E. L. Bennett,
Farmington—J. F. Langrall
•Federalsburg, Md.—C. Irving Car
Felton —H. T. Caldwell
Frederica —N. C. Benson
Galestown and Reliance, Md.—W. F.
Corkran, supply
Georgetown—O. E. Jones
•Georgetown Circuit—J. H. Gardner,
Greenwood—R. E. Green
•Harrington—J. E. Parker
Hooper's Island, Md.—C. G. Cannon,
•Houston—J. T. Graham, supply
Hurlock, Md.—W. M. Nesbitt
Laurel—M. W. Marine
•Lewes—O. H. Connelly
•Lincoln—S. L. Hanby, supply
•Little Creek—J. B. Chadwick, sup
ply i l
•Magnolia—R. L. Tawes
Milford—Frank Herson
Milford Neck —N. C. Benson
Millsboro —J. A. Clark
•Milton—Howard Davis
•Mt. Pleasant—J. C. Hanby
Mt. Zion —L. E. Windsor
Nassau—D. J. Ford
•Rehoboth —H. V. Branford
•St. Thomas—J, H. Whedbee
Seaford —L. E. Windsor
•Seaford Circuit —R. Ward Mills
•Secretary, Md.—J. P. Outten, sup
Vienna, Md.—J. W. Sutton
•Williamsburg, Md.—E. B. Taylor
Woodslde—F. D. Mllbury
Wyoming—F D. Mllbury
Zoar Circuit—T. Hastings, supply
on last page)
Short Paragraphs Of Recent
Events In Town And
The bake held Saturday afternoon
by the Reynolds School was very
successful, a neat sum being real
Prof. M. U. Zimmerman is driving
a handsome new V-8 Ford sedan,
secured through Harvey Ewing,
Ford dealer of this town.
The Woman’s Club of Elkton will
entertain the Eastern Shore District
Federation at its biennial meeting
and election of officers on Thursday,
May 3, in the New Theatre, Elkton.
Trinity Protestant Episcopal
Church congregation, at Elkton, has
elected Victor R. Bennett, Henry L.
Constable, J. Randolph Field, F.
duPont Thomson, Henry S. Young,
John W. Alexander and Henry Hess,
vestrymen for the ensuing year.
The Gulf gasoline service station,
in Havre de Grace, operated for
some time by Dinsmore Bros., of
Rising Sun, has been taken over by
John B. Wohlford, who has been
with the Dinsmores for the past ten
years in the gasoline and oil busi
The thirty-fifth annual meeting of
the Maryland Federation of Wo
men’s Clubs will be held in the Lord
Baltimore Hotel Tuesday, April 17
and Wednesday, April 18. At 6:30
p. m. Wednesday the Tercenten
ary banquet will be held, followed
by a music festival.

The Rev. Edward Minor, “Marry
ing Parson” and a retired Baptist
minister, who has been located in
Elkton, for the past several years,
has purchased the dwelling located
at the corner of Delaware avenue
and Howard street, from Henry H.
Mitchell, where he will move In the
near future-
The property is located in what is
considered the most desirable sec
tion of Elkton for the parson’s
“marrying business.”
The position is made strategic be
cause most of the couples that go
to Elkton nowadays, bent on matri
mony, make the trp in automobiles,
and they come byway of Wilming
ton and Glasgow and Elkton. The
property purchased by the Rev.
Minor is the first house on that route
after crossing Big Elk creek into
Major Wm, Ray Baldwin, of Elk
Mills, was the guest speaker at the
dinner meeting of the Lions Club, at
the Village Restaurant, on Thursday
Major Baldwin spoke on “Spirits
and Snakes,” and emphasized his
talk by displaying and handling a
live pet five-foot black snake, most
of the Lions giving the speaker a
wide berth while he was handling
the reptile, which he insisted was
During his entertaining remarks
Major Baldwin proved himself a
candidate for membership in the
“Tall Story Club,” as he certainly
can spin them.
The Elkton Rotary Club at Its an
nual meeting held at the Howarl
Hotel, Wednesday night, elected the
following officers to serve for the en
suing year: President, Harold C-
March; vice-president, Roy J.
Schmidt; secretary-treasurer, Lynn
B. Gillespie; directors, Harry W.
Pippin, Argus F. Robinson, James
W- Hughes, Wallace Williams and J.
Mercer Terrell.
The Hon. T. Alan Goldsborough,
Representative from the First Con
gressional District was the main
speaker at the April meeting of the
Third District Democratic Club,
which was held at the New Central
Hotel Monday evening, April 9.
Floyd J. Klntner, member of the
Elkton Bar also spoke. A dinner
preceded the talks
At a public sale near Lititz, Pa., 1
of the effects of Hiram H. Minnich,
deceased, a grandfather clock
brought $460, and was purchased by
Horner Minnich, eon ©t the deceased, i
Aspiring Candidates Getting
In The Field—Factional
Strife Looming
Aspirants for office are getting in
the field for the various offices to be
filled at the election this fall They
first must go through the primaries
in September, and indications are
there are to be some lively contests.
Already the G. O. P. factions are
clashing, one wing lining up behind
Harry W. Nice, who is out lor the
nomination as Republican standard
bearer for Governor, while the other
faction has endorsed H. Webster
Smith as its favorite for the nomi
In the local Democratic scramble
the wounds left by the fight for the
post office appointment, which is
still on, will not be healed, and will
be carried thorugh the primary to
the general election, having no little
bearing on the vote.
Among those in the county who
have declared their candidacies are
the following: G- Reynolds Ash, of ;
Elkton, for State’s Attorney; Wil
liam Dennison of North East dis
trict, for County Commissioner from
Second Commissioners district;
Thomas J. Murray, of Port Deposit,
for Clerk of the Circuit Court; Dav
id J. Randolph, of Elkton, for sher
iff; W. Palmer McFadden, of Elkton,
for Judge of the Orphans’ Court,
Cleaver F. Potts, of near Elkvon for
The report at the annual meeting
of the Cecil County Red Cro3c Chap
ter, held in Elkton, showed com
mendable work done during the
Seven families were aided with
medical care, groceries and employ
ment; $331.35 was expended for vet
eran’s relief; 9 parties were sponsor
ed at U. S. Veterans’ Hospital, Perry
Point; Roll call amounted to $405-
.17; material received, 102 garm
ents, 110 blankets, 30 comforters,
68 yards bed sheeting, 1,000 yards
material; 2609 garments were given ’
out, 500 bags ot flour distributed, |
22 knit sweaters sent to Walter j
Reed Hospital, 15 families supplied
with garden seed. Instructions in
first aid and safety work were given
thirty C. W. A. workers by several
local physicians.
Dr. F, C. Robbins, ward surgeon
at the Perry Point hospital; Mr. R.
W. Meech, field representative for
Maryland Red Cross, and Miss Stone,
home servee director of the Ameri
can National Red Cross, all gave
very interesting talks at the annual
meeting and each speaker urged the
members to continue the good work
the Red Cross has accomplished.
Graphic proof that rum-iunning
is not an art lost with the end of the
prohibition era was offered in lower
Delaware last week with the seizure
of a $22,000 smuggled liquor cargo
in a lonely farmhouse on the Leipsic
River in Kent county.
The seizure of the 125 15-gallon
kegs containing an assortment of
cognac, malt whiskey and rum was
made by agents of the Bureau of In
dustrial Alcohol who opened fire on
two men skulking in the bushes
near the house.
No arrests were made, although
Federal agents believe they are on
the trail of a powerful gang operat
ing between Pierre Miquelon, Nova
Scotia, and the Delaware break
Government agents have moved to
seize a 168-acre farm near Ellisburg,
N. J., as a result of the discovery of
a 1000-gallon still in operation
This was the latest move in the
drive of the Industrial Alcohol Divi
sion of the Department of Internal
Revenue against bootlegge.'s and
Edward C. Dougherty, counsel
for the divsiion, declared he will
make this a test case to determine
the effectiveness of a new law under
which it is believed property on
which illegal distilling operations
are being conducted can be declared
forfeited to the Government.
Xt is better to be incensed at one's
self than to indulge in self pity.
Conference Ministers Decide
By 66 To 24 Vote After
|Long Agitation
The much discussed question of
reducing the number of districts in
the Wilmington M. E. Conference
was settled Saturday afternoon when
the minsterial voted 65 to 35 for a
three district plan.
The vote taken on Friday by the
! lay conference was 66 to 24 against
the present four district year, al
though the vote was taken simply
for the purpose of showing laymen’s
sentiment in the matter.
Since its organization ! n 1869 the
conference has had four districts,
although for several years it had a
fifth one, known as the Virginia dis
trict, of which the Rev. A. D Davis
was presiding elder. This district
was merged with the Salisbury dis
trict in 1889, with the Rev. T. O.
Ayers as presiding elder.
The resolution adopted Saturday
afternoon gives Bishop Hughes pow
er to reduce the number of districts
to three at any time before the close
of the next conference session. No
further action, however, is expected
until the next conference session in
The reduction of the districts was
brought up Saturday afternoon by
the Rev. L- E. Wimbrow, wno again
offered his motion of the previous
day. The time limit of three min
utes for discussion was fixed on mo
tion, when all was in readiness Bish
op Hughes urged that any one who
wished to speak on the subject to
do so, but urged them not to get ex
cited. “Now go to it,” he advised.
The substitute for the first mo
tion, giving the bishop power to re
duce the districts at any time that it
may suit his convenience up to the
end of the session of 1936, was
adopted, and the vote was then tak
en as stated.
The terms of three of the district
superintendents expire at the 1935
session of the conference, Drs. Jac
obs, Habbart and White. Although
Dr. Hallman has served only one
year on the Middletown district his
1 district seems to be generally un-
I derstood as the one to be dropped.
I Whether he will be continued on the
1 district is to be determined a year
The pupils in the elementary
school who had perfect attendance
for the month of March are;
Grade I—Francis1 —Francis Durham, Ed
ward Graybeal, Ralph Hamm, Shel
ton Reynolds, Hester Harper, Ruth
Ragan, Doris Ragan, Lucinda
Grade 2—Jesse Bauger, Richard
Wilson, Harry McMullen, George
Reed, Eugene Stattery, Richard
| Hall, Edna Lawson, Grace Rawlings,
I Ada Reed, Virginia Terry.
Grade 3—James Gambille, Carl
Leser, George Orr, Fenly Webb,
Harriet Coale, Ruby Graybeal, Betty
Grade 4—Boys, Carl Beard, Don
ald Bolen, Floyd Gamble, Malcolm
Jenkins, James Lawson, Clyde Mul
len, David Rawlings, Harvey Sheetz,
Girls, Janet Altland, Emily Ayers,
Hazel Coale, Dorothy Kyle, Eliza
beth McMullen, Hester Myrick, Ruth
Rawlings, Roberta Rawlngs, Freda
Stemple, Nannie Stevens.
Grade s—Ralph Baughman, Rob
ert Brumfield, Clifton Jackson, Rob
ert Jenkins, Robert Jugler, Herbert,
Martin, Wayne Reynolds, Harold
Shea, John Sheetz, Fred Stemple,
Arnold Tharp, Marlin Zimmerman,
Mary Anna Atkinson, Wilma Blank
enbeckler, Kathleen Guthrie, Erls
Quesenberry, Ruth Reynolds, Lor
raine Rlale.
Grade 6—Ruth Baugher, Jean
Bryant, Mary Ruth Chapman, Vir
ginia Drennen, Laurine Farmer,
Anna Mae Fristoe, Dorothy Gray
beal, Josephine Ragan, Mildred Rey
nolds, Olene Rhodes, Mary Ryan,
John Boyd, William Keilholtz, Dick
Lynch, Paul Rawlings, Pennell Raw
lings, Donald Way.
Grade 7—lsaac R. Boyd, Loren
Frye, Lincoln Haines, John Hind
man, Billy Richards, Verl Riley,
Abner Todd, Annabelle Ayers, Eve
lyn Best, Ruth Biles, Gertrude Buck,
Catherine Etter, Eleanor Reynolds,
Ann Roberson, Mary Margaret Stev
ens, Margaret Tyson, Adeleen Wil
“Man Is the interpreter ot nature,
science the right interpretation.’'
Items Of Social Nature Of In*
terest To Our Headers
Mrs. Hudders Greenfield, of
Coatesville, was a week end visitor
of Mrs. Jennie W. Taylor.
Miss Helen Whaling, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Fred C. Whaling, of
Darlington, Harford county, has an
nounced her marriage last Septem
ber to Mr. Frank O’Brien, ot Tenn
essee, who was at one time engaged
on the work at the Conowingo Dam.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Tome, of Port
Deposit, have announced the mar
riage of their daughter, Dorothy, to
Mr. Donald McLane, of the Aberdeen
Proving Ground, which took place
Saturday, March 31, at 4:00 p- m.,
at the Methodist Parsonage in Aber
deen. , •
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Miss Florence West, daughter of
Dr. Joseph West, of Newark, Del.,
and Harry Maxwell Dinsmore, son of
Mrs. Harry Dinsmore, of Rising Sun,
were married at 12:00 o’clock noon,
on Saturday, April 7, at West Not
tingham Manse, by Rev. A, H.
The newly weds will reside in Ris
ing Sun where the groom is asso
ciated in the garage business with
his brother, A. J. Dinsmore.
The Wilmington Morning News Is
conducting a circulation campaign
by offering the boy or girl who se
cures fifty subscribers a free trip to
che World’s Fair, at Chicago, this
summer. Among the lucky boys to
win a trip is William Buck, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Claude C- Buck, of
Rising Sun. William is a member
of the Junior Class at Rising Sun
High School.
A meeting sponsored by the Wo
men’s Foreign Missionary Society,
was held in the M. E. Church of this
town on Tuesday evening, the speak
er being Miss Clementina Butler,
daughter of one of the founders of
the Woman's Foreign Missionary So
ciety. Miss Butler’s talk was on
India, where she lived several years,
and was able to present first hand
information of customs, conditions
and needs to her listeners. Miss
Butler is a forceful speaker and her
extensive travel and knowledge of
affairs enable her to give facts in an
interesting manner. Her recent
work has been in Mexico.
The committee in charge of the
Republican League card party, held
Thursday evening last In the public
hall of this town, feel greatly grati
fied at the success of the undertak
ing. Twenty-four tables of bridge
and five hundred were played and
prizes that had been donated by
business firms and individuals were
awarded. Refreshments wore serv
ed and a good social time enjoyed.
The Cecil Circuit Court some
weeks age rendered a decision plac
ing the Powers Foundry Company in
the hands of receivers and ordering
certain stockholders to repay divi
dends which they had received on
preferred stock. Joshua Clayton
and James F. Evans, Esqs., counsel
for the Foundry Company, took an
appeal and the Court of Appeals of
Maryland has just handed down an
opinion reversing the decision of the
lower Court.
The Senior Class of Rising Sun
High School will present their an
nual play in the high schqol audi
torium Thursday and Friday eve
nings, April 19 and 20. The title of
the play, which is three acts, is "Oh,
Details of the play will bo found
in the School News, elsewhere in
this issue.
The Rev. Percy Crawford, radio
preacher of Philadelphia, and his
quartet will conduct a service at
Janes M. E. Church in Rising Sun,
Friday night, April 13, at the eight
o’clock hour. The public is cordial
ly invited to attend thin service.
Employment Program In
State And County—2o2
Men Cecil’s Quota
One hundred projects, on which a
daily quota of 2,849 persons will be
employed in the counties of Mary
land, were announced Saturday, by
the Stote Emergency Relief Admin
istration as the nucleus of its work
division program outside Baltimore
With the five projects already an
nounced for the city, which will em
ploy a daily force of 1,022, this
brings the total number of work-re
lief jobs to be available in the State
this week to 3,871.
Actually, this will mean employ
ment for almost twice that number
.oi persons, for work-relief clienta
are to be limited to twenty-four
hours’ working time a week, or
three eight-hour days, necessitating
two shifts to put in a full six day
In authorizing the announcement
of the program, Harry Greenstein,
State relief administrator, expressed
gratification at the promptness with
which the various county units of
the State had organized their work
relief branches and at their appar
ent eagerness to get. work under
The quota to be employed on
Montgomery projects is the largest
of any county on the U3t, totaling
418, Anne Arundel comes next with
a quota of 366.
Cecil county ranks fifth with a
quota of 202, apportioned In the
various projects as follows: Re
modeling county Almshouse, 65;
athletic field at Rising Sun school
grounds, 46; enlargement of Elkton
resercoir, 37; sidewalks at Port De
posit, 23; street repairs In Elkton,
31; athletic field at North East, 11;
street repairs at North Hast, 9.
Mrs. Jessie Yogel, who has owned
and conducted the Westwood Dairy
Farms at Churchville, has sold her
equipment to Messrs. S. G. McClel
lan and M. F. Baxter, who will con
tinue the business and plan an ex
tension throughout Harford county.
Mr. McClellan and Mr. Baxter also
this week concluded the purchase of
the Woolsely Farm Dairy plant and
equipment at Aberdeen from G. C.
Umbarger & Son. Mr. McClellan is
a graduate of Cornell College Dairy
Department and has been In the
business for nine years. Mr. Bax
ter is a graduate of the Maryland
State College Dairy Department and
a nephew of the late Irving D. Bax
ter, of Harford county.—Democratic
The Japanese Cherry Trees at
Washington are said by government
hortculturists to be In fine condition
in spite of the hard winter weather.
This Is good news to a group of men
and women at the capital, who this
year are making of the blossom time
a special festival to be enjoyed by,
the city and by the thousands of vis
itors who come every year to enjoy
the beauty of the trees. On April 19,
20, and 21 fitting ceremonies will be
held. The Japanese government
which gave the trees during Presi
dent Taft’s administration will take
part in the fete. One of the events
will be a Japanese sunrise ceremony
in which Japanese costumes will be
worn. Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt
heads the list of patronesses, and
Miss Eleanor Roosevelt, daughter of
the Assistant Secretary of the Navy
will be queen of the blossoms.
John A. McSparran, of Lancaster
county, Pa., Secretary of Agriculture
of Pennsylvania, will be the speaker
at the annual dinner of the Cecil
County Herd Improvement Associa
tion, to be held at the New Central
Hotel, Elkton, on Friday evening,
April 13. Officers will be choeen
tor the ensuing year. State Senator
Wallace Williams Is the president ot
the association.
The largest lobster seen in New
York in twenty-five years was taken
into the Fulton Fish Market last
week. It was three feet long, about'
five inches wide and weighed twen
ty-seven pounds. Bach ot his claw|

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