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UNIVERSITY OP MARYLAND
RAISING SCHOLASTIC STANDARDS College Park, Md. —The University | of Maryland is launching a program for definitely raising its scholastic standards. The first step was fav orably voted on at a recent meeting of the University Senate, at which H. C. syrd, recently appointed Act ing President presided, when the executive body made official a recom mendation requiring that “no stu dent be certified as a junior, or be permitted to select a major or a minor subject, or continue in a fixed curriculum, until he or she shall have passed with an average of C the minimum number of semester credits required for junior standing in any curriculum.” The Senate also gave its official sanction to two recommendations from the faculty committee on scholarships. One provided that no student be eligible to a scholarship more than four full academic years. The other provided that ‘scholarships automatically be continued for all students who maintain a scholastic average of 1.75’. Approximately 185 educational in structors from the Civilian Conserva tion Corps camps of the Third Corps Area are attending a special summer school at the University of Maryland. The three week school, first of its kind to be held in the United States, is directed by Dr. T. G. Bennett, edu cational advisor of the Third Corps Area, assisted by Dr. Willard S. Small, dean of the College of Educa tion. Every county in Maryland is rep resented at the 1935 regular session of summer school at the University of Maryland. The number from each county is as follows: Allegany, 83; Anne Arundel, 17; Baltimore City, 83; Baltimore Coun ty, 24; Calvert, 1; Caroline, 7; Car roll, 15; Cecil, 12; Charles, 15; Dor chester, 28; Frederick, 36; Garrett, 15; Harford, 12; Howard, 15; Kent, 5; Montgomery, 102; Prince Georges, 125; Queen Anne, 10; St. Mary’s, 15; Somerset, 10; Talbot, 26; Washington, 21; Wicomico, 11; and Worcester, 13. o BAY BRIDGE UP TO STATE DELEGATION Repesentatives of more than thirty civic and trade organizations throughout the State, with member ships running into the thousands, Wednesday voted to put Maryland’s Congressional delegation on notice that it would be held “largely re sponsible” for success or failure of the Chesapeake Bay bridge project. The action was taken on a motion by Joseph P. McCurdy, president of the Baltimore and Maryland-District of Columbia Federations of Labor, at a meeting sponsored by the Balti more Association of Commerce, after a discussion in the course of which Mr. McCurdy and a number of other speakers voiced the opinion that “somebody has been redelict in Washington.” O ORPHANS’ COURT Bonds Approved—Elizabeth Cloud, executrix of Wm. T. Cloud; J. Leßoy Shade, ancillary administrator c.t.a. of William Pedlow; The Elkton Banking and Trust Co., administra tor of Martha Frame Gregg; Mazie E. Pericat, ancillary administratrix of Alphonse Pericat. Accounts Passed —First and final account of Emma W. Hunt, executrix of Ella F. Hunt; first and final ac count of Anna M. Backoff, adminis tratrix of Thomas T. Barber; first and final preferred account of Rich ard K. Barnes, Jr., and Joshua Clay ton, administrators of Richard K. Barnes; first and final account of Pennsylvania Company, ancillary executor of Mary V. Dougherty; first account of Orvilla A. Gilpin, admin istratrix of Sara Jane Kilpatrick Gilpin. 0 AWAIT BIDS ON CANAL WORK Residents of the three canal towns are looking forward with interest to August 1, when bids will be received at the Philadelphia Office, U. S. E. D., for the first of the contracts to be awarded in connection with the widening and deepening of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal as a PWA project. The sum of $5,- 700,000 has been allotted for use in 1935 and part of 1936 on this job and it has been estimated that 1,000 men will be given employment on the project for a period of approximately two years. According to announcements from the Philadelphia office, work is to start first at Chesapeake City, Md., and at a point west of St. Georges, Del. Men to be given employment on the project will be taken from the relief rolls of the section. ■ O One’s morals may be what they may; but at least his public be havior should be decent. DEATHS CHARLES YATES Charles Yates, of near Rising Sun, died in Havre de Grace Hospital, Friday from acute appendicitis. The deceased was the son of John Yates, and was a native of Virginia. He was 39 years of age. One sister and one brother survive. The body was; shipped Saturday to Christiansburg, | Virginia, and the funeral held on j Sunday. WALTER W. ALLEN, SB. Walter W. Allen, Sr., for years a resident of the First district of Cecil county, died July 11. Mr. Allen had resided in Middletown, Del., in re cent years. He was 86 years of age. His wife, three sons, Walter, Jr., Harvey and William, and one daugh ter, Mrs. William Jones, survive. Interment was made in Cecilton cemetery. DAVID GREEN The funeral of David Green was held at Union M. E. Church, Fre mont, last Friday with services con ducted by Rev. Steck and interment in the adjoining cemetery. Death was caused by cancer, from which he had been ill a long time. All his life was spent at his home at Horse shoe Fording. He leaves a sister, Sara Green. JACOB E. JENKINS Jacob Elijah Jenkins died Sunday, July 21, at his late home in Rising Sun, in his 87th year, from a com plication of diseases. He was the son of the late Isaac and Eliza Jenkins and was born and spent most of his life in Lancaster County,, Pa., being the last surviving of a family of three brothers and two sisters. He is survived by two daughters, Miss Celia Jenkins and Mrs. Lidie Smith, both of Rising Sun. He and his daughter Miss Celia lived together and have resid ed in Rising Sun for over 30 years. His wife, Sarah (Duffy) Jenkins, and another daughter Lulu, died several years ago and Mr. Jenkins was buried in the family lot at West Nottingham on Wednesday. PATRICK J. RILEY Patrick J. Riley died at the Homepathic Hospital Wilmington, Del., on Wednesday last. His death was caused by blood poisoning de veloping from an infected toe. The funeral was held at 2:00 o’clock Fri day afternoon at the home of his brother, Jacob M. Riley, in Newark, Del. Interment was made in Union M. E. cemetery, Fremont, Pa. The deceased had lived in Newark for some years. He was 35 years of age. a son of Anna Elizabeth and the late Kennard Riley, and was born at Rock Springs on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, 1900. Surviving are his mother, three brothers, Horace, Rus sell and Jacob, all of Newark, Del., and three sisters, Mrs. Essie Bailey, of Perryville; Mrs. Ora McComsey, of Lancaster, Pa.; Mrs. Fannie Cornell, of Newark. H. S. MAGRAW Henry Stephen Magraw, 82, retir ed banker, died July 10, at the home of his son-in-law, John H. Uhl, 240 Reynolds Street, Kingston, Pa. Mr. Magraw was born September 15, 1853, at Lancaster, the son of Henry ' Slaymaker Magraw and Emily Hopkins Magraw. When a child the family moved to the old family homestead at West Notting ham, Maryland. He was educated at West Nottingham Academy and La fayette College, being a member of the class of 1876 of the latter institution. In 1881 Mr. Magraw left for the West and was so favorably impressed with business conditions that two years later, accompanied by his broth er-in-law, S. F. Rathvon, he went to Colorado, locating at Bonanza, at that time a prosperous mining com munity. In 1887 he moved to Helena, Montana, and shortly after engaged in banking, in which pro fession he spent 25 years. He was appointed State Superintendent of Banks by Governor S. B. Stewart of Montana in 1913 and served in that capacity until 1922. Returning East Mr. Magraw locat ed at Washington. D. C., where he had charge of Montana business of the War Finance £oporation and con tinued in this work until its affairs had been liquidated. He married Eugenia Norton of Galesburg, 111., January 23, 1890. The last years of his life were spent in Kingston where he lived with his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. John H. Uhl. Surviving are his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Uhl, and a son, H..S. Magraw, Jr., of Helena, Montana, and several grandchildren. Interment was made in the family lot in West Nottingham Presbyterian > cemetery on Friday, July 12. O Wearing of campaign buttons is about out of fashion —until we get a riproaring campaign. THE MIDLAND JOURNAL, FRIDAY, JULY 86, 1985 MARYLAND'S MOTOR VEHICLE DEATH RECORD—S3S Only Srventeen States Have Higher Rate Fort 34 According to figures furnished by the Baltimore Safety Council Mary | land’s motor vehicle death record i for 1934, was 535. On a population | [jasis, only 17 States have a higher' automobile death rate than Mary land. The driving violations responsible for the majority of crashes are: 1. Operating at speeds greater than I reasonable and prudent. , j 2. Failing to keep to the right j center of the road. 3. Passing a vehicle going in same j direction on left when way ahead is not clear of approaching traffic. 4. Failing to yield the right-of- 1 way to vehicles approaching from the j right at intersections. 5. Failing to come to a FULL stop I before entering a designated thru 1 highway marked by “STOP THRU TRAFFIC” sign. 6. Failing to yield the right-of way on above designated thru high of-way on above designated thru j highways. 7. Failing to give signal with hand or device when about to stop or tunr to the right or left. 8. Failing to yield the right-of way to pedestrians at street cross ings. 9. Failing to stop five (5) feet be hind a standing street car discharg ing or taking on passengers. 10. Failing to obey traffic signals. 11. Dangerous and improper park ing. 12. Improper headlights. Actions of pedestrians contribute to 70% of pedestrian deaths and in juries: 1. Crossing street at intersection AGAINST signal. 2. Crossing street between inter sections. 3. Stepping into street from be hind parked cars. 4. Children playing in street. 5. Walking on state highways. _o DEATHS PEXNOCK E. SHARPLESS Pennock E. Sharpless, founder of the dairy firm bearing his name, died Monday at his home in Concordville, Delaware county, Pa. He was 84. Mr. Sharpless, born of Quarker parents at Middletown, Delaware county, was a direct descendant of the John Sharpless who landed with William Penn. He was educated at i the old Maplewood Institute and West Chester State Normal School, j He purchased the Concord Creamery | , and a farm in Concordville after , .several years of farming. He sold I the creamery several years ago. He was president of several cor iporations including the P. E. Sharp less Company, Philadelphia, Pa.; The Clover Dairy Company, and the. Sharpless-Hendler Ice Cream Com pany of Wilmington. . The P. E. Sharpless Co. built the I large plant at Rising Sun which for years condensed milk. It was later purchased by the Sheffield Farms Company, of New York, and the con densing of milk discontinued. Milk is now bottled at the plant and two car loads shipped daily to New York. Mr. Sharpless was active in the Dairy Council of Philadelphia and Pennsylvania State Grange. He was also prominent in Concord Friends Meeting. Surviving are his wife, the former Miss Anna Bishop, and two sons, Casper P. Sharpless, of Swarthmore, and Austin Sharpless, of West Chester. 1 Funeral services were held at Con ! cord Friends Meeting House, Thurs day at 2 o’clock. Interment in Cumberland cemetery. AUGUST W EDM AX August Wedman, aged 60, died Thursday at his home near Leeds, where he followed farming. He had moved to the Leeds section about ; four years ago, from Glasgow, Del. The funeral was held Saturday after noon, with interment in Leed cem etery. MRS. JOHN J. SULLIVAN Mrs. Elizabeth Sullivan, aged 74 1 years, wife of John J. Sullivan, of near Warwick, died July sth, in St. ; Francis Hospital, Wilmington, after a long illness. Mrs. Sullivan was born in Washington, D. C., where she spent the early part of her life. She is survived by her husband and three sons, Francis, Bradford and Joseph, all at home. o Don’t converse too much. Make brief smart cracks. They are listen ed to. O | j* takes 60 days to make a person skillful enough to work as a bender in a pretzel factory. : o Too much of “flowers for the liv ing” may degenerate into taffy. RASKOB ESTATE TO HOLD FARMERS’ DAY FOR MARY LAND AND DELAWARE Pioneer Point Farms, the beautiful estate of Mrs. John J. Raskob at Centreville, Maryland, will open its gates to the farm people of two States on Thursday, August 8, in , the staging of a Maryland and Dela ware Fanners’ Day. Farmers from both shores of Maryland and the three counties of Delaware are in vited. Arrangements are based upon ! attendance estimates of two thou j sand people. j Farmers' Day at Pioneer Point i: intended to commemorate the tenth | birthday of the farm. Originally purchased in 1925 as five farms, the I estate has been consolidated into a single unit of eighteen hundred acres; and is said to be one of the mosl j completely equipped and thoroughly organized farms in Maryland. It is | operated by Mrs. Raskob for the pro duction of milk, grain, seeds, feeds, racing colts, hogs and poultry. Farm families attending the event i I are invited to bring picnic lunches. Box lunches and ther refreshments | ; will be served by the local American i | Legion. All departments of the estate will be open to the public and special efforts made to acquaint guests with any phase of operations in which they may be interested. Various demonstrations of machine farming will be included in a program lasting from eleven until five. Early and late ferries from and to ; Annapolis will afford Western Shore farmers ample time for the entire day at Pioneer Point. o REV. JOHN MOSES BAKER TO PREACH IN OLD CAROLINE j M. E. CHURCH Baltimore’s well-known Evangelist, John Moses Baker, will preach Sun day morning, July 28. eleven o’clock, in the Old Caroline Methodist Epis copal Church, South Caroline St., near Baltimore St., Baltimore City. Evangelist and Mrs. Baker are well known to many of our readers, they having conducted revivals in some of the M. E. Churches nearby, and Mr. Baker’s poems which have 1 been appearing in The Midland Journal. Evangelist and Mrs. Baker have conducted many revivals in the old j time Caroline St. M. E. Church, go j ing back year after year; then the summer camp meeting in the Big Tent in which they conducted many revivals, a record of which they are happy and glad. Mr. Baker always I comes with an inspiring message, i He is true to the Book and the Christ I that it reveals —constructive and spiritual. The Evangelist has, and always will have, a distinctive place in the church. Christian men have been especially called and equipped for j the great work of Evangelism, men | who have the Gospel of Jesus Christ j whose one aim is to win souls for God and help strengthen the faith of Christians. The life work of Evangelist John Moses Baker has proved him to be well equipped to arouse the mind and awaken the conscience and per suade the will in order that men, women and boys and girls, may give their lives to Christ. During the past years Evangelist ' and Mrs. John Moses Baker have conducted revival services in many of the churches, in Baltimore City, Washington, D. C., and other places, i going back to some of them year af ter year to conduct revivals with the blessing of God. Be sure and read Mr. Baker’s poems in this issue of The Midland Journal. o POLICE AMBULANCE SERVICE The State Police have recently ac quired five of the new ambulance type of automobiles, one of which j is assigned at Conowingo sub-station. In order to secure the use of one of these ambulances for service it will be necessary that those desiring their use (except in emergenc es or accidents) communicate with their doctor and have him call the Cono- i wingo Sub-Stath.n. This will elimi nate delays on arrival at hospital, as in most cases it is necessary for the doctor to make arrangement with ■ the hospital before patients can be . rUttcd. 'this service was instituted mainly as a means of transportation, com fortably, to people who in the past have been unable to pay for regular ambulance and It was to relieve this situation that these ambulances were placed In service. Our phone number is Darlington 101. This Sub-Station covers the terri tory from Deer Creek on U. S. Route No. 1 to the Penna. State Line, and from Aberdeen to the Dela. Line on Route No. 40, and Pylesvilles to the Penna. State Line on Route No. 24, with all adjacent territory. WILLIAM WEBER, Sergeant, Maryland State Police. COLORA Mr. and Mrs. George W. Akers were serenaded Monday night at the | home of Mrs. Gertrude Reynolds. Lewis A. Coulson has purchased a very nice Hudson car. Mrs. Letitia Muldoon, Oxford, spent the week-end with her son Robert and wife. The Albert Snyders, of Lancaster; Mr. and Mrs. Howard Wright, Miss Dorothy Glackin were Sunday guests of Itoscoe Rawlings and family. Mr. and Mrs. Swartz and family, Philadelphia; Mr. and Mrs. Harry Gi len, New Providence, Pa., visited Mr. and Mrs. Martin Blesch, Lafay ette Inn. Mrs. Isaac Yocum and daughter Miss Elizabeth entertained on Friday j last Mrs. Lawson S. Love, Colora; 1 Mrs. T. N. Hite and daughter Miss j lva, of Woodlawn, and Miss Florence Yocum, Rising Sun. The Maurice Woodrows, Albert |and Ernest Coulson recently spent a tew days at Hacks Point. Mrs. Eva Fox, of Baltimore, is ' spending some time with Mrs. Walter j O. McVey. Miss Mabel Rawlings returned I home last Sunday after a week’s visit with her aunt Mrs. Alfred Snyder, Lancaster. Mr. and Mrs. Reid Morrison, sen Jackie are spending their vacation in South Carolina. Lewis A. Coulson, of Hockessin, 1 Del., called on his home folks Sun i day evening. Mrs. Ernest Rowland, Mrs. W. N. 1 Wilson and Mrs. W. T. Jenness were entertained at dinner last Friday by ; Misses Mary Fryer and Cora Wiley jat the Fryer homestead. Mrs. George W. Akers and daugh ter Miss Naomi are visiting Mrs. ! Gertrude Reynolds. Mrs. R. W. Reynolds, of Rowland ville, spent Saturday with Mrs. Ger trude Reynolds, attending the wed ding of her granddaughter Miss Helen Reynolds. Akers—Reynolds A quiet wedding was solemnized July 20th at noon, at the home of Mrs. Gertrude Reynolds, near Colora, when her daughter Miss Helen Vir ginia became the bride of Mr. George Dawson Akers, of Baltimore. The i Rev. A. B. Frye of Rising Sun offici ated. The bride was becomingly attired in blue with accessories to match and carried blue delphinium. Miss Naomi Akers, sister of the groom, was bridesmaid, and Levi P. Reynolds, brother of the bride, best man. Only the immediate families attended. The happy couple will make their home in Baltimore, where the groom has a position. o WOODLAWN Hopewell Choir will hold a festival on the Church House lawn, Thurs day evening, the Bth. Trust all will patronize the festival. Hopewell Sunday School has join ed with sveral other schools for the S. S. Excursion to Tolchester Beach, the first of August, on the Emma Giles, leaving Port Deposit at 7 a. m. Miss Mollie Harlan, of Cherry Hill, Md., was an over-night guest of Miss Cornelia S. Abrahams last week. Mrs. Jesse Williams, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley William attended the twen ! -ty-fifth wedding annivesary of the former’s oldest daughter, Bertha, notv Mrs. Granville McCardle, and Mr. McCardle, of Glenmore, Pa., Tuesday evening, 16th. Dinner was j served in the Glenmore Fire House to over one hundred and twenty-five guests. Their sons furnished the music. Mr. and Mrs. John Astle sang, t’ollow’ed by dancing. Mr. Rufus Benjamin was success fully operated on for appendicitis at the Havre de Grace Hospital, Satur day morning. The Tarbert family reunion W’as held at the home of Mr. Jacob Tar j bert, Sunday. Miss Betty Ragan, of Rising Sun, is visiting her sister, Mrs. William A. Tome. ACCIDENTALLY SMOTHERED Janies E., aged four men tis, in j l'ant son of James P. and Anna G. Riley of Rock Springs, was accident ally smothered to death on Friday night. The little baby was in bed with his parents who were grief stricken to find it dead Saturday morning. Coroner Jeffers, of Elk ton, was called and pronounced death due to accidental suffocation. The funeral was held on Tuesday afternoon, 2:00 o’clock, with ser vices at Pleasant Grove, Pa., M. E. church, and interment in adjoining cemetery. o Manners are the happy ways of doing things. O As the sun colors the flowers, so does art color life. o Some prejudices are justified by later known facts. ■ o Getting up in the morning is not as pleasant as waking up. f Automobile Insurance I It is wise to protect your in vestment in your automobile with tire and theft insurance . . . it is wiser to protect it’against all the insurable hazards that can damage or destroy it just as effectively. . . .explosion, c o 1- lision, hail, floods, falling trees, vandalism, etc., etc., etc. The modern way of insuring a car is the Comprehensive “Atl- Kisks” Automobile Policy, which protects you against loss of or damage to your own car from Piactically ANY cause. Because of its “deductible” feature, it can be obtained “tailor made” to suit your purse and purpose, even excep ing Collision. Come in, write or phone for free fold er on this interesting policy. (JHAS. 8. PYLE Insurance RISING SUN, MARYLAND NOTICE TO CREDITORS This is to give notice that the sub scriber, of Cecil County, has obtain ed from the Orphans’ Court of said County, letters of administration on the personal estate of LEVI K. ATKINSON late of said county, deceased. All pet sons having claims against the , said deceased are hereby warned to exhibit the same, with the vouchers thereof duly authenticated, on or be fore the lltth day of January, 1936, they; may otherwise by law, be ex cluded from all benefit of said es tate. All indebted to said estate are requested to make immediate pay ment to the subscriber. Given under my hand and seal this ,3rd day of July, 1935. MAE LOVE, Adtnrx. c. t. a. Test: Jesse E. Pierson, Register. NOTICE TO CREDITORS This is to give notice that the subscriber, of Cecil County, lias ob tained from the Orphans’ Court of said County, letters of administra -1 tion on the personal estate of CLEMENT WAY ! late of said county, deceased. All persons having claims against the said deceased are hereby warned to exhibit the same, with the vouchers thereof duly authenticated, on or be fore the 28th day of December, 1935, they may otherwise by law, be ex cluded from all benefit of said es tate. All indebted to said estate are [ letyiested to make immediate pay ment to the subscriber. Given under my hand and seal this 12th day of June, 1935. ETHEL R. TYSON, Executrix. Test: Jesse E. Pierson, Register. WEST NOTTINGHAM PRESBY TERIAN CHURCH Rev. A. H. Hibsluiiaii, Ph.D., Pastor Sunday School 10:00 A. M. 1 Worship 11:00 A. M. , | Dr. Hibshman will preach next Sunday. You are cordially invited to these services. i j o RISING SUN M. E. CHURCH , Rev. A. B. Frye, Pastor , j Sunday School 9:45 A. M. , Morning Worship 11:00 o’clock. Evening Worship 7:30 o’clock. o CONVENTION OF POI’LTRYMEN AT COLLEGE PARK Groups of poultrymen in the , 1 northeastern states, varying in size j from 50 to 150 or more, are plan -1 ning tours to the University of Mary land at College Park to attend the summer meeting of the Northeastern Poultry Producers’ Council, August 14 to 16, according to word received by Wade H. Rice, poultry specialist of the extension service. This is the first time that a convention of this organization has been held In Mary land and. in the opinion of Mr. Rice, it will be one of the largest and most important poultry events ever held in the state. Organizations of poultrymen in thirteen states are included in the Northeastern Poultry Producers’ Council; they include Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and J West Virginia. o There’s dust on the dictionary, is a good saying when someone muffs'a 1 word. n Don't mistake the rapping of the wolf’s tail on the porch floor for the knock of opportunity. o Learn to live in the open air, U ia a good cure tor th bluoa.