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Highway Deficits In
Eight Counties
Auditor Says Four Others
Will Finish Year “In Red”
Eight of the twenty-three Mary
land counties at the close of business !
May 31 were “in the red" for ex- j
penditures for road construction and
maintenance, according to the
monthly balances compiled by the
auditing office of the State Roads
Commission, which were made
All of the deficits, which vary from
$677.39 for Worcester county, to
$168,536.15 for Montgomery county,
aggregate $547,529.45, the report
showed. Summation of the cash
balances of all of the counties and
Baltimore city shows the amount of
$125,048.66 on hand as of that date.
Although only eight of the coun
ties had deficits in their road fund
accounts, the auditor’s figures show
ed that, taking into account expected
revenue, twelve of them would end
the fiscal year on September 30 with
deficits. The combined deficits of
these counties will be $616,950.93,
the statement indicated.
At the end of the fiscal year, ac
cording to the commission’s report
prepared by William A. Codd, roads
auditor, the commission will have on
hand a cash balance of about $6,-
600,000. However, it was said,
awards of contracts in the months
before September 30 would reduce
this figure considerably.
The March term of the Circuit
Court for Cecil County reconvened at
Elkton on Thursday, when William
Coates, colored, of Cecilton, was
placed on trial for the murder of
Russell Fields, also colored, of
Chesapeake City. The shooting took
place at Cecilton, on the 'evening of
April 23, last.
The case was given to the jury
shortly after 4 o’clock which at about
9 o’clock, brought of
guilty” of manslaughter. The Court
sentenced Coates in a term of five
years in the Maryland penitentiary.
On the jury which convicted Coates
was Frederick Jones, colored, of j
Rising Sun. He is the first negro I
ever to serve on a petit jury in Cecil
county or in the State of Maryland,
according to State’s Attorney E. D.
E. Rollins.
Just prior to the adjournment of
the special term William D. Scar
borough of Childs, and Samuel D.
Wright of Marshallton, were each
sentenced to two years ip the Mary
land House of Correction on a charge
of larceny of an automobile owned by
Hayes McCauley, Jr., of near Childs.
They both pleaded guilty. While
Judge J. Owen Knott was calling the
attention of the two prisoners to the
crime they had committed, Wright
Jack Burgett of Frederick, who
was convicted of attempted assault,
was sentenced to three years in
Maryland Penitentiary.
Three cows on the farm of Robert
Choate, near Dublin, Harford county,
were killed on Thursday, when they
touched a wire fence charged with
electricity from a broken power wire.
Going to investigate. Reeves Mc-
Cann, was knocked down when he
touched the fence, but was rescued
by his wife who succeeded in getting
the unconscious man away from the
fence, although badly shocked her
self. McCann revived after being
given medical attention.
The Board of County Commission
ers for Cecil County, has included the
sum of $3,000 in their levy for the
ensuing fiscal year, commencing July
1 with which to purchase forest land
for a CCC camp in Elk Neck. Under
the will of the late Dr. William
Henry of Philadelphia, and Cecil
County, the county was bequeathed
his large farm in Elk Neck, for a
park and camp. The commissioners
hope to eventually purchase at least
1,000 acres for the proposed camp.
When the home of Arthur Butler,
L near Glasgow, Del., was destroyed by
L fire Sunday morning S7OO in money
B was also burned. The money was in
B a pocketbook and Mrs. Butler, who
B was alone in the house when she dis-
H covered the fire around the ch mney.
■was unable to get to it. All the
pßbousehold goods, etc., were lost.
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Contributions to the Harford Me
morial Hospital at Havre de Grace
have reached a total of $3,000.
| Mr. J. T. C. Hopkins, of Port
Deposit, has been elected secretary of
the Potomac Joint Stock Land Bank
. of Alexandria, Va.
I Elkton Town Council has fixed the
i municipal tax rate for the ensuing
year at 70 cents on the SIOO, the
same as last year.
The Bible School held for two
weeks at Rising Sun M. E. Church,
closed Sunday evening with the
awarding of diplomas for those com
pleting the required course.
The Goodwill Rest Home, located
in Port Deposit, reopened June 29,
and every person employed in the
Goodwill factory, Baltimore, is en
titled to a two-week visit.
Governor Earle, of Pennsylvania,
has appointed James L. Shields,
Philadelphia, president board of trus
tees of Eastern State Penitentiary in
place of Dr. Guy T. Holcombe, of
Several homes in a 200-acre tract
near Chase were threatened when a
large woods was burned Tuesday.
Forty-five CCC workers and Balti
more county firemen took part in
fighting the blaze,
The Colora 4-H Club has been or
ganized by County Agent J. Z. Miller
with twenty-five members enrolled,
Earl M. Barrett is president; Donald
Balderston, vice-president; Lawrence
Wiggins, secretary-treasurer.
Lyle Justis, of Philadelphia, an
artist and husband of Nancy Blake,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Frank
Blake, Sr., of Childs, this county, de
signed the cover and illustrations for
the Democratic Convention program
at Philadelphia.
The Westminster Guild of West
Nottingham Church was entertained
i Saturday afternoon at the home of
Mrs. Curtis Irwin. The Devotional
| was led by Mrs. Fred Fox, and the
Mission Study by Miss Florence
The Democratic State Central
Committee of Harford county has
recommended the appointment of
j Mrs, Elizabeth Provost as postmis-
I tress at Aberdeen Proving Ground,
and Miss Margaret R. Green as post
mistress at Fort Hoyle, Harford
The Tri-County Rural Letter Car
riers’ Association will meet in State
convention at Ocean City on July 6
and 7. Cecil county will be repre
sented by Leedom Scarborough,
Lewis Peterson, and Philip Rambo,
of Elkton, and Homer L. Campbell,
Chesapeake City. _
The Woman’s Christian Temper
ance Union will meet with Miss
Bertha M. Tyson, at West Notting
ham, on Thursday evening, July 9, at
six o’clock. This meeting will be the
annual picnic of the Union and an
especial invitation is extended all the
honorary members, as well as active
members, to attend.
The Forty-Fourth Annual Conven
tion of the Maryland State Firemen’s
Association met in Hagerstown on
June 24, 25 and 26. Over 575 dele
gates were in attendance. J. Millard
Tawes, of Crisfteld, was unanimously
elected president, succeeding Frank
T. Schaffer, of Westminster. George
R. Lindsay, of Hagerstown, was re
elected secretary: Frank W. Truitt,
of Ocean City, treasurer; Earl
Strange, of Eastport, first vice-presi
dent; E. B. Miller, Sr., second vice
president. The Rev. James W.
Minter, of Hereford, was reelected
chaplain without opposition.
The association voted to hold its
next convention in Easton. The
Eastern Shore town received 440
votes to 125 cast for Lonaconing.
The Community Fire Company, of
Rising Sun, was represented at the
convention by Marion Rawlings,
George Cameron, Alfred H. Brown,
Howard Terry and Samuel Keim.
Monday was Albert C. Ritchie Me
morial Day, throughout the State,
Governor Nice having issued a procla
mation urging all citizens to join in
observance of the day by helping to
carry out the purpose of the General
Assembly and to contribute as gener
ously as they are able to the estab
lishment of the proposed memorial
to the late governor, who for sixteen
years was chief executive of Mary
land. *
Mt. Ararat Farms Sold
Dr. France Sells Fine Dairy
Farm Near Port Deposit
Dr. Joseph I. France, former
United States Senator, has sold his
547-acre dairy farm—Mount Ararat
Farms—near Port Deposit, to Don
aldson Brown, vice-president of the
General Motors Corporation, it has
been learned.
The sale included all the property,
buildings, about 200 registered
Guernsey cows, a number of prize
bulls and a large dairy business. It
took place June 1?, but Mr. Brown
will not take possession until about
the middle of September.
Mr. Brown, who lives at Irvington
on-the-Hudson, and who has a sum
mer place on Long Island, will con
tinue the dairy business and will
make a number of improvements to
the buildings and property, it was
The farm, which Dr. France has
owned since 1905, is one of the
finest in Maryland. Cattle raised
there have taken prizes in shows
throughout the East.
Losing control of his automobile
on the Webster to Level road, in
Harford county, early Wednesday
night last, Charles William Jones,
33, of Perryville, crashed into a
telephone pole and was instantly
killed. His wife, Mrs. Florence
Jones, suffered five fractured ribs, a
shoulder injury and shock. Two of
their children were uninjured. Mr.
William Kullum, also an occupant,
suffered minor injuries. They were
enroute to the home of Jones’ father,
near Bel Air. Jones is survived by
his widow and five children and his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry C.
Jones. He is also survivel by five
sisters and five brothers. The de
ceased was engaged in the trucking
business in Perryville. The funeral
was held Satuvday, with interment in
Charlestown M. E. Cemetery.
Earle E. Mclntyre, of Fallston,
Harford county, an employe at Perry
Point Hospital, died of injuries in
the Harford Memorial Hospital a
short time after being admitted on
Wednesday, sustained when his au
tomobile went out of control on the
Philadelphia road near Aberdeen.
John Wakulis, a fellow employe, and
an occupant of the. car, suffered
shoulder and internal injuries, Mc-
Intyre died of a broken neck, frac
tured skull, punctured lung, etc. The
deceased is survived by his widow
and several children,
The Woman’s Foreign Missionary
Society held their June meeting at
the home of Mrs. Thomas Roberson,
Wednesday, June 17. The president,
Mrs. Cooney, presided. Devotional
leader, Mrs. Ethel Briscoe; topic,
“According To The Word”; singing,
“O Worship The King” and “Come,
Thou Almighty King.” Plans for
the annual picnic to be held in July
were made. Program in charge of
Mrs. Ann Haines. Topic, “The Good
Will of God.” Readings by Miss
Jennie Heyberger, Mrs. Clara Keen,
A. Mabel Reynolds, Mrs. Joe Camer
on and the leader, Mrs. Ethel Wil
son read “Christ of The Andes.” A
beautiful quilt top made by Mrs.
Ethel Briscoe was on display and
later will be sent to the foreign field.
Closed by singing “Jesus Shall Reign
Wher’er the Sun,” and the Mission
ary Benediction, "May the Grace of
Christ Our Saviour.”
Strawberries, ice cream and cake
were served by the Committee, Mrs.
Roberson and Miss Jennie Heyberger.
John Barrow, a former justice of
the peace, has been appointed post
master at Perryville upon recom
mendation of a majority of the
Democratic State Central Committee
of Cecil County. He will succeed
E. O. Owens, Republican, who has
held the position for a number of
years past.
The appointment was made after
a stiff fight among three applicants
—Miss Nina Calvert, George Smith,
and Mr. Barrows.
The Board of Cecil County Li
cense Commissioners heard applica
tions for license, and no objection
being made granted Brown & Cun
ingham, of Port Deposit, a transfer
of beer and wine license to a new
location, and granted a beer and
wine license to Marshall Boyer, col
ored, at Cecllton.
Wedding Bells Ring
MacLellan —Ewing
West Nottingham Presbyterian
church was the scene of a very pretty
wedding on Saturday, June 27, at two
o’clock, the contracting parties being
Miss Shirley Evans Ewing, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil E. Ewing of
Rising Sun, and Mr. Howard Donald
MacLellan, of Pittsburgh, eldest son
of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond S. Mac-
Lellan of Forest Park, Md.
The bride represented the fifth
generation of her family who have
been connected with this old historic
A large number of relatives and
friends were present to witness the
impressive ceremony, performed by
Rev. Albert H. Hibshman, D.D.,
pastor of the church.
The bride, who was given in mar
riage by her father, was attired in
white organdie with picture hat and
carried Easter lilies. Miss Jean
Smith of Baltimore, the only attend
ant, was similarly attired in pale
blue and carried yellow daisies and
sweetheart roses.
The groom was accompanied by
his brother, Mr. Robert MacLellan,
as best man. The groom and his
attendants, including the ushers, wore
white linen suits, the ushers being
Messrs. Hugh Shaffer of Cumberland,
Dr. Kennedy Waller, W. Belco Belitz,
and Cleason Walbeck of Baltimore.
The wedding march from Lohengrin
was played by Mr. W. W. Kirk of
Kirkwood, Delaware. The church
was beautifully decorated with flow
ers and ferns, by the young friends
of the bride.
After the ceremony a small recep
tion for the immediate families and
young friends of the couple was held
at “The Bungalow” in Rising Sun,
the home of the bride’s parents.
After a short wedding trip by auto
the young couple will reside at
Avalon, Pa., a suburb of Pittsburgh.
Mr. MacLellan is a test engineer for
the Duquesne Light Company of
Pittsburgh. He is a graduate of
Johns Hopkins University. Miss
Ewing attended Hood College at
Miss Mildred Fay Burkins, daugh
ter of Mr, and Mrs. Kenneth T.
Burkins, of Castleton, Harford
county, became the bride of Mr.
George Edward Connelly, son of Mr.
and Mrs. G. P. Connelly, of near
Rising Sun, on Monday, June 22, at
Dublin M. E. Church. The ceremony
was performed by the Rev. Robert
B. Wierer, a former pastor, assisted
by the Rev. A. E. Luce.
Miss Alice Burkins, sister of the
bride, was maid of honor, and the
bridesmaids were Miss Sara Robin
son, Mrs. Robert Fisher, Mrs. Ridge
ly Parks and Mrs. Harold Knight.
Jo Ann Smith and Sandra Brown
acted as flower girls.
Mr. Paul Connelly, brother of the
groom, served as the best man, and
the ushers were Messrs. Ridgely
Parks, Lloyd Eiler, John and Fred
Following a wedding trip through
New England and Canada, Mr. and
Mrs. Connelly will be at home in the
suburbs of Baltimore.
The bride is a graduate of Western
Maryland College and substituted at
the Havre de Grace High School for
several months last year. Mr. Con
nelly is a graduate of the University
of Maryland. $
Mr. Howard R. Lynch, of North
East, and Miss Elmer W. Burton, of
Principio Furnace, were quietly mar
ried on Friday, June 26. The cere
mony was performed at the parson
age of the Charlestown M. E. Church,
by the pastor, the Rev. J. H. Thorn
Mr. and Mrs. Lynch left
ately on a southern honeymoon and
upon their return will live for the
present with the bride’s parents at
Principio Furnace.
Mrs. Ada Baer Shure, of Darling
ton, Harford county, was quietly
married to Mr. Charles Baer, of Roa
noke, Va., a distant cousin, on June
23, by Rev. E. Glenn Switzer, of the
First Presbyterian Church, Bel Air.
Mrs. Shure was originally from Roa
noke also. The newly married
couple will make their home in
Roanoke, where Mr. Baer recently
purchased a fine property.
Bonds Approved—Dorothy Sew
ard, administratrix of Richard Sew-,
ard; Robert Barrow, administrator
of Ida Harmon.
Personal And Social
Mrs. J. M. Holden is sojourning at
Ocean Grove, New Jersey.
Mrs. George Buck, of Port Deposit,
spent Sunday with her son, Claude C.
Buck and family.
Miss Mary Fryer,' of East Orange,
New Jersey, is spending the summer
at West Nottingham.
Mrs. V. P. Conroy and two daugh
ters, of New York, are visitors of Mr.
and Mrs. Cecil E. Ewing.
Wilson McVey, of Baltimore, was
a recent guest of his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Stanley McVey.
Mr. and Mrs. Ashley Brumfield
and son of Philadelphia, Pa., were
recent guests of Mr. and Mrs. Job W.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. Pyle at
tended the Synod of Baltimore in
session at Hood College, Frederick,
last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Claude C. Buck are
receiving congratulatioßS on the
birth of a daughter, Ann Crawford,
on Monday.
Mrs. Henry Townsend and daugh
ter, Pamelia, of Willow Grove, Pa.,
were Saturday guests of Mr. and Mrs.
Clarence Ashby.
Guests over the week-end at Sandy
Cove, near North East, numbered
over seventy-five ladies from New
York, Chester, Wilmington and
The Farmer family reunion held
Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
D. P. Farmer, Porters Bridge, was
attended by over fifty members of
the family.
Visitors at the home of W. B.
Cooney and family, on Tuesday,
were Mr. and Mrs. George Hughes
and daughter, and Mrs. Miller, of
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Pugh of Port
Deposit, announce the engagement of
their daughter, Kathryn Kline to Mr.
J. Holly Drennen of Cumberland, Md.
The marriage will take place in the
Mrs. Jennie W. Taylor attended
the graduating exercises of Henry C.
Conrad High School, Wilmington,
her grandson, Samuel Taylor Hirzel,
being one of the graduates and
president of his class.
The Rev. and Mrs. J. W. Pretty
man, of Lewisville, Pa., were enter
tained on Thursday at the home of
their son-in-law and daughter, Mr.
and Mrs. N. R. Touchton, Zion, in
honor of their twenty-ninth wedding
Mrs. Louise Brokaw, son Kirk
Brokaw, Ralph Wiley and Robert
Fehr left by auto on Thursday night
last, for Sandusky, Ohio, where Mrs.
Brokaw is visiting Mr. and Mrs.
Stowe and Kirk has secured a posi
tion in a garage.
Rev. Park W. Huntington, of St.
Stephen’s Lutheran Church, Wilm
ington, who delivered the address to
the graduating class of Rising Sun
High School, and John Hirzel were
callers at the home of the latter’s
grandmother, Mrs. Jennie W. Taylor.
Mr. and Mrs. William M. Pogue
had . as their recent guests, Mr. and
Mrs. Girard and Ben Pogue, of Mauch
Chunk, Pa.; Mr. and Mrs. Clifford
Roberson, of Freehold, N. J., and
Mis? Eudora Sheridan, of Easton,
Maryland. The party picnicked at
Loagwood Gardens and enjoyed the
pageant “Ramona.”
Mr. and Mrs. Warren Jackson
Haines, formerly of Elkton, but now
of Washington, D. C., announce the
marriage of their daughter, Elizabeth
Jackson, to Mr. Charles Edwin Iliff,
Jr., on Monday, June 22, in Wash
ington. Mr. and Mrs. Iliff will be at
home after Sepember 1, at 1920 Mc-
Elderry street, Baltimore, Md.
Captain and Mrs. E. E. Hagan, of
Foft Warren, Wyoming, were guests
during the week of G. R. Grason and
family. Captain Hagan has been
transferred to Panama and he and
Mr*. Hagan will leave shortly for his
neg' U. S. Army assignment. The
Captain saw service in the Philip
pines during the Spanish-American
Mrs. Jennie W. Taylor enjoyed a
visit last week with her son, Warren
L. Taylor and family, and her daugh
ter, Mrs. Edward Van Sant, in Wil
Mrs. Taylor also enjoyed a boat
triM to Philadelphia where she visited
Mi£ and Mrs. Hudders Greenfield and
family, at Upper Darby and attended
s thi pageant Ramona and electric
fowain display at Longwood Gar
def*. on Friday evening.
Churches Secede From
Zion Congregation Ignores
Order Of Parent Body
The Presbytery o£ New Castle has a
bad ecclesiastical tangle on its hands,
with five churches defying its au
thority and seceding from the parent
The Presbytery met at Dover, Del.,
on Monday to further consider the
snarl that has been growing in extent
for months.
There will probably be additional
action taken against the Kev. Harold
S. Laird, suspended pastor of the
First and Central Presbyterian
Church, of Wilmington, Del., who de
fied the Presbyterian Church last
Disciplinary action also was taken
against the session of Eastlake for
allowing Mr. Laird to preach.
The secessionist movement be
came more intense as the news
spread through the Presbytery of
New Castle that another church had
renounced the authority of the
Presbytery and the Presbyterian
Church in the U. S. A.
This is the Presbyterian church'at
Zion, Cecil county, whose congrega
tion on Sunday voted to withdraw
from the Presbytery and to refuse
to accept the resignation of Its pas
tor, the Rev. Colin C. Weir.
The resolution renouncing the
Presbytery also expressed the deter
mination of the congregation to hold
its property against the demands of
the Presbytery.
This action of the Zion Church
brings the number of seceding
churches to five. The four others
are: Eastlake, Wilmington; Pen
cader, Glasgow; Head of Christiana,
near Newark, and Forest, Middle
Rock Presbyterian church, near
Fair Hill, Cecil county, declined to
take action on the resignation of its
pastor, Rev. Mr. Weir, stating action
was unnecessary, he being the pastor
of Zion Presbyterian church also.
Starting the game in a drizzling
rain teSore a*-fair crowd, the Rising
Sun youngsters dropped their first
contest of the second half in the Cecil
County League, to Calvert by the
score i to 2 r Saurday afternoon, on
the local diamond.
Calvert scored two runs In the sec
ond inning, when the Liners collect
ed two hits, combined with three
Sun errors.
Sun 'scored one run in the sth,
when Poist clipped a three-bagger to
score Whitman, who had walked.
Again in the first of the seventh
Sun youngsters had three miscues
and the Calvert club collected two
more hits to result in the other two
Rising Sun’s big threat was in the
last half of the eighth, with one
away. Reynolds walked, Emery
singled, Smith singled, Brown walk
ed, forcing Reynolds home and re
filling the bases; McCush and Whit
man fanned to end the game as far
as the Sun club was concerned.
Poist was on the pitcher’s mound for
Rising Sun, and Racine for Calvert.
Thirty pilots of the Pilots Associa
tion of the Delaware Bay and River
are making a study of navigation
through the Chesapeake and Dela
ware Canal in anticipation of their
required services incident to the
deepening and widening of that
waterway for ocean going vessels.
Twelve round trip will be made by
groups of ten pilots. Three months
will be required to complete the in
structions for the thirty pilots. The
trips wifi be made aboard the pilot
boat Delaware in command of Cap
tain Alien T. Sayre, of Cape May.
A shott wave radio station is being
established at Wilna Sub-Station of
the State Police, in Harford county,
and will have the call letters WMSP.
The letters were assigned by the
Federal Radio Commission and are
identical .with the abbreviation of
Wilna-Mdry land-State-Police.
A plot, of ground just across the
road frcjii the station building has
been cleared where a one hundred
and tesfaioot bradcasting mast has
been erected.
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Dr. William A. Bridges, of the
Maryland Tuberculosis Association,
will conduct a clinic at the County
Health Braartment, Elkton, on Wedn
nesday, milg 8. at 10:00 a. m.
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