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The Midland Journal
VOL. LVlll v RtHf XG SUN CECIL COUNTY, MD.. FRIDAY, AUGUST 14, 1938 NO. S Deakin And Coleman Herd On Top Takes Lead In Production Average For Month Of July The month of July brought about a change in the leaders of the Dairy Herd Improvement Association, Deakin & Coleman edging their way to the front to beat Frank Kelley for ! first place. Their average for the month was 35.6 pounds pf butterfat, | 677 pounds of milk. Frank Kelley . ran a close second with 34.3 pounds I of butterfat and 799 -pounds of milk, j Frederic Samendinger pushed for ward with his herd of Holsteins and Jerseys to take third place. Their production was 52.1 pounds butter fat and 719 pounds of milk. Fourth place was taken by Glenn and E. R. McGrady’s herd of Jerseys, produc ing 30.4 pounds of butterfat and 661 pounds of milk. L. Wickes Davis stands fifth with his herd of Hol steins producing 28.8 pounds of bul terfat and 84 4 pounds of milk. In the individual cow honors we find No. 18, grade Holstein, owned by J. T. C. Hopkins & Son again leading the list with 68.3 pounds of butter fat and 1751 pounds of milk. H. B. Crowgey & Son stand second with C-24, registered Jersey, producing 62.9 pounds of butterfat and 1165 pounds of milk. Third place goes to Jessy, grade Jersey, owned by John Lippincott. Her production was 60.1 pounds of butterfat and 1252 pounds of milk. Frank Kelly takes fourth and eighth with two of his registered Holsteins, No. 11 produc ing 59.2 pounds of butterfat and 1481 pounds of milk, and No. 13 producing 53.2 pounds of butterfat and 1134 pounds of milk. Glenn & E. R. McGrady stand fifth with Nightingale, pure bred Jersey pro ducing 58.1 pounds of butterfat and 1352 pounds of milk. No. '4, regis tered Holstein, owned by L. Wickes Davis, captures sixth with 55.5 pounds butterfat and 1388 pounds of milk. Seventh place is taken by Deakin & Coleman with Princess of M. S. pure bred Jersey producing 65.0 pounds of butterfat ‘and 1100 pounds of milk. Holly Hill Farms and John Lippincott tie for tenth with No. 12, pure bred Guernsey producing 53.0 pounds of butterfat and 1233 pounds of milk and Belle, grade Guernsey, producing 53.0 pounds frt butterfat and 1060 pounds of milk, respectively. During the month pf July 674 cows were tested, 57 of this number produced an excess of forty pounds butterfat. Fourteen cows were sold, due mostly to low production. The average for the Association dropped from 27.20 pounds of butterfat last month back to 24.93 pounds this month. This decrease was due main ly to shortage of pasture. With the shortage of roughage experienced by farmers, thereby causing a tremend ous drop in milk production, and the sudden increase in dairy feed cost ranging from five to ten dollars on the ton, certainly the dairyman is more than deserving of an increase in price of his dairy product. An increase of 50c per hundred pounds of milk would help tremendously, but even that would not balance up the increase in feed costs along with a shortage of home grown roughage. Stick together farmers and fight for that increase, you deserve it, other states are getting it, why not the MARYLAND FARMERS? * : INDEPENDENT PRESBYTERIAN GROUP BUYS PROPERTY The Independent Presbyterian Group of Chestnut Level, Lancaster county, Pa., has purchased for $7,500 from Alberta Rucker, her property, “Maple Breeze,” located on the outskirts of Quarryville, Pa. The property contains 12 acres of land. Rev. F. S. Dryness is pastor of this group. The barn will be remodeled and in it the religious services will be held. The residence is of brick and struc ture is of large size. The property is now occupied by George Garvin and family. Possession will be given October Ist. It is reported the Independent group of Nottingham, Pa., Presby terian Church has purchased public hall in that town, and will use it as a place of worship. M. L. Annemberg, New York pub lisher, has purchased the Philadel phia Inquirer and taken possession. Annenberg, publishes the New York Morning Telegraph, the Miami Beach (Fla.) Tribune, Radio and Screen Guides. The price paid is in the neighborhood of $15,000,000. Short Paragraphs The Ninth District Farmers Club spent Wednesday at Valley Forge. H. L. Woodrow, Harry Buckley, | James Gorrell and Woodward Gatchell were among those to wit ness the'recent wild “pony penning” at Chincoteague. The congregation of Leeds M. P. | Church will hold their annual chick !en supper in the grove at Leeds, i Wednesday, August 19th. Music will be furnished by the Elkton band. The State road from Quarryville, | Pa., to the Maryland line, byway of Klim, has been put in good condition. , It w r as oiled, chipped and rolled, four steam rollers putting the finishing touches to it. , The annual outing of Rising Sun M. E. Sunday school was enjoyed on Friday last, when about forty mem- f bers of the school and friends spent , the day at Riverview Beach, on the Delaware river. Cameron Bros, began the pack of corn at their cannery here on Mon day, with nearly one hundred persons employed. Prospects are a large i pack will be made, as a good crop of com is reported. The County Commissioners have 1 protested to the State Roads Com mission against the proposed removal of the covered bridge over the North East Creek, near Bay View, to an other part of the State. A truck belonging to the Winners Trucking Company of New Jersey caught fire on the Elktpn-Glasgow road and the cab and motor were badly damaged. Elkton firemen re sponded and saved the trailer. A large tree, which had rotted at the base, fell, about one o'clock Sat urday morning, on the house occu pied by Walter Grant, on the Tome School grounds. One limb went through the side and into a bedroom striking an unoccupied bed. Both porches and the roof were damaged. A number of our residents enjoy- 1 ed the opera “Pinafore” and foun tain displays at Longwood, the beau tiful estate of P. S. duPont, near Ken nett Square. The opera was presented on Friday, Saturday and Monday evenings, rain preventing the performance on Thursday eve ning. The August meeting of the Wom an’s Christian Temperance Union will be held at the home of Mrs. Jean Shepherd, Thursday evening, Aug. 13th, at 7:30 o’clock. All members are asked to be present, as this is the regular meeting for election of officers; also for the appointing of delegates to County Convention. •V - 1 FIREMEN’S CARNIVAL AT OXFORD The Oxford, Pa., Fire Company will open their sixteenth carnival on Friday, August 14, continuing it until the 22nd, inclusive. In addi tion to the Ferris wheel, merry-go round and similar attractions popular with the kiddies, there will be vaude ville speciaties and novelty acts brought from the steel pier at At lantic City, musical and novelty acts by the Royal Ramblers, band con certs, and numerous other amuse- i ments. A Lincoln-Zephyr automo bile will be drawn for on the last night of the carnival. Other prizes : to be awarded are radio, gas range, breakfast set, living room set, frigid aire, kitchen cabinet and $1350 in cash. SENTENCED TO HOUSE OF CORRECTION , Francis Smith, who gave his address as 907 Orange Street, Wil mington, received a severe sentence , Tuesday, when tried in the police .court at Elkton, on a charge of lar ceny of $11.85 and two glasses of , beer. He was found guilty and sentenced to the Maryland House of Correction for a term of nine months by Judge Walter C. Miller. , Friday evening Smith, in company with Grace Ballaglio, pf the same address, stopped at the roadhouse of George Boulden, who brought the charges. The charge against the 1 girl was dismissed. —> PALMIST RECEIVED GENEROUS GIFTS Officers are trying to find Madame Caroline, a palmist. Mrs. Mary Decker, of Lancaster, visited her at : the carnival in Quarryville to have 1 her tell her fortune. She visited Caroline ait least four times, and gave her a total of $1,135, two diamond rings and five dresses. One of the cash payments was SSOO. Mrs. 1 Decker now regrets her generosity and will endeavor to recover the gifts she made.— Quarryville (Pa.) Sun. i Deed Church Property To Conference Lack Of Interest And Attend ance Close Sylmar Church A special conference was held in Janes M. E. Church Thursday eve ning with Rev. W. E. Gunby, District Superintendent of Wilmington M. E. Conference, presiding. The purpose of the meeting was to make disposition of the church property at Sylmar, which was closed several months ago due to lack of interest and attendance. A deed, transferring the property in its en tirety over to the trustees of Wilm ington Conference, was signed by the trustees of the church; Calvin P. Brown, William J. Boyle, Howard R. Brown, Walter Marshall. The Con ference will probably sell the prop erty and make proper distribution of funds. It was during the pastorate of the late Rev. James E. Bryan at Rising Sun, that a Society was formed and the church built at Sylmar. The Society was organized July 12, 1891, with four members; Amos R. Brown, Mary C. Brown, Calvin P. Brown and Lizzie H. Brown. Ground was broken for the church on May 21. 1891; the corner-stone laid August 9, and the church dedicated October 11 of same year. A revival followed in which there were 50 conversions, and the work continued to prosper under Mr. Bryan’s pastoral direction. The first Board of Trustees, elected February 14, 1891, was composed of the following persons: Amos R. Brown, J. M. Campbell, James Van sant and William W. Carter. ARRESTED FOR ASSAULT Late Friday afternoon Ralph Dean, aged 30 years, of North East, was arrested and lodged in Elkton jail, as a suspect in an assault case that has stirred the residents of North East. On Thursday night Sara J. Alex ander, aged 13 years, daughter of Mrs. Essie Alexander, of North East, was assaulted by an unidentified assailant. The girl was returning to her home from the moving picture show, about 9:30 o’clock. Betty Meekins and Mary Johnson had gone part way home with her. As the girls live on different streets, they parted at Banks street. The Alex ander girl walked towards her home on Walnut street. Passing a parked car containing three youths, she was struck a stunning blow on the head and forced into the machine, and the car moved away. She struggled desperately and was finally pushed from the car, a short distance from her home. She reached home in a dazed condition. Dr. J. J, Greenwald, of Elkton, was summoned and had the girl taken to Union Hospital, where it re quired eight stitches to close the deep lacerations inflicted by some blunt instrument, BODY OF DROWNED MAN FOUND AT TURKEY POINT George Kornrumpf, 41 years old of Marshallton, who was drowned Tuesday night in the North East River, was recovered Friday morn ing about 11 o’clock by his brother, Earl Kornrumpf and Ralph Balder man, both of Goldsboro, Md. The body, floating on top of the water, was sighted at Turkey Point, about a mile below Red Point where Korn rumpf fell overboard while on a cruising party on the Chesapeake Bay headwaters. The two men, members of a searching party, obtained a boat and brought the body to shore. Coroner Stanley Jeffers of Cecil County, issued a certificate of death by drowning and the body was taken to the victim’s home at Marshallton. Kornrumpf had been employed at the C. W. Hazel store, Wilmington, Del. TO UNVEIL BOYD MARKER Plans are being made by the de scendants of Samuel Boyd, who was born in Ireland in 1682, came to America in 1736, died in 1770 aud was buried at Penn Hill, Lancaster county, Pa., where there will be a memorial service and unveiling of a marker, which will be erected in his memory on Thursday, August 27. The committee on arrangements named by the president, Dr. Na thaniel W. Boyd, Germantown, is: Honorary chairman, W. A. Brown, Drumore; H. Clarence Boyd, Greene; Oscar Cunningham, Baltimore, Md.; Mrs. Thomas T. Graff, Quarryville, R. D.; E. Guy Steinford, Narberth, and Paul Boyd, of DelUu Reckless Driver Causes Three-Car Crash Eight Seriously Injured Per sons Taken To Hospitals A three-car crash, on the Sylmar road, at what is known as Brown’s Corner, resulted in eight persons being taken to hospitals for treat ment and the injury of several others. The accident occurred about '11:45 Sunday night, and according to the evidence at the hearing Mon day night, before Police Justice Geo. L. Ewing, resulted when Henry Cohen, of 3814 Girard Ave., Phila delphia, driving a coupe occupied by three people, attempted to pass the car of Roy Huntley, colored, of 809 N. 4th St., Richmond, Va. Cohen’s car sideswiped the Huntley car, turning it crosswise in the roadway, directly in front of a car driven by Miss Marie Jennings, of 45 Charlotte St., Charleston, South Carolina. Seven people were in the car being driven by the colored man and five in Miss Jenning’s car. Both of these cars were completely wrecked, but the Cohen car, that was responsible for the accident, was but little dam aged. Two persons suffered fractured legs, and two fractured ribs, while all the others received injuries of a minor nature. Six were taken to West Grove, Pa., Hospital and two to Havre de Grace Hospital. The others had their injuries attended to and did not require hospital treatment. At the hearing Monday night Magistrate Ewing fined Henry Cohen $25.00 and costs for reckless driving. * AUTOMOBILE BURNS The automobile of Lester Pyle, who is employed in the American Store here, caught fire on Monday night, between twelve and one o’clock, while he was returning to his home at Sylmar. The young man discovered the fir ■ in the back part of his car when he was near the turn of the road at the F. J. Ham farm. He jumped from the machine and ran to the garage of Jerry McKonley, about a quarter of a mile distant, to telephone the fire company at Rising Sun. By the time the firemen arrived with chem time the firemen arrived with chemi cal truck, the auto was so badly dam aged as to be practically a total loss. .> BEFORE THE MAGISTRATE On complaint of Elwood Monger, of Rising Sun, Clifton Nelson, of 858 Fifty-fifth street, Brooklyn, N. Y., was haled before Police Justice George L. Ewing, Saturday night, after the car driven by Nelson had crashed into Monger's car at the Sylmar turn, east of town. Both cars were badly damaged, but the occu pants escaped injury. Evidence showed that Nelson was in an intoxicated condition, and Magistrate Ewing fined him SIOO and costs. Nelson was held until the next day when the fine and costs were paid by his mother and he was released. A FAD AVITHOUT MEANING Here is what one newspaper has to say about that piece of fur you see hanging on so many automobilee: “Mass psychology is what causes millions of autoists to hang an ani mal tail, or any old piece of fur, on the front or back of their auto—as they are doing now. The present writer—interviewing an autoist who had just parked—asked the man why he had this piece of fur on his machine. The man replied: ‘I don’t know.’ "Of course he doesn’t know. He is simply doing it because he sees others doing it—without stopping to think. It’s like the old popular song: ‘She done it without thinking —the things she done to me.’ Yes, they ‘do it without thinking’—the things they do. If they ever stop ped to think a little, they wouldn’t do it.” * BIG AIR SHIP PASSES OVER A number of our citizens got a view of the big Zeppelin on Saturday afternoon, between three and four o’clock, when it passed over Cecil county. The Hindenburg, when it reached Lakehurst, N. J„ on Saturday from Germany, was unable to land on ac count of choppy wind, and took lw passengers on a sightseeing trip to Washington and Baltimore. On the return trip to Lakehurst the big ship followed the line of the Pennsylvania and B. & O. railroads. As it was not flying at a great height hundreds of people had a good view of it. t Personal And Social Miss Helen Dickey, of Wilmington, Delaware, is visiting her sister, Mrs. M. E. Flounders. Miss Virginia Reyburn, of Havre de Grace, was the week-end guest of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph M. Reed. Mr. Bernard Barker and family, of Baltimore, were recent guests of his aunt, Mrs. J. C. Hindman, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Eby joined a party of Lancaster county friends on a fishing trip to Oxford, Md., this week. Mr. Walter L. Smith and family, of Pottsville, Pa., were visitors at the home of his sister, Mrs. H. K. Thomas, during the week. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Burkins, of Lancaster, Pa., were guests last week of the former’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Burkins. Miss Mary Mosteller, of Philadel phia, has returned home after spend ing her vacation with her sister Miss Helen Mosteller in Rising Sun. Mr. and Mrs. M. U. Zimmerman, Sonny, and Mr. and Mrs. Job W. Kirk were Sunday visitors of Mr. Zimmerman’s mother, in Palmyra, Pennsylvania. Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Ewing spent several days last week as the guests of Dr. and Mrs. Harry E. Kelsey, at their summer home in Sherwood Forest on the Severn. Mr. and Mrs. Pusey Herr, Notting ham, Pa., announce the marriage of their daughter Frances to Roger England, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ross England, on Saturday, July 25, at Bel Air. Sunday visitors of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Ely were Mr. and Mrs. Melville Barr, of Kirkwood, Pa.; Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Hamilton, Mr. and Mrs. Copeland and children, of Lan caster, Pa. Misses Marian E. Fehr, Nancy Hollinger, Ruth Anderson, Gertrude Cheyney, and Charlotte Cadwallader, all of Atlantic City, spent Saturday- Sunday, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. S. Pyle. Mrs. Mary Mills, of Bengies, and Mr. James W. Paxton of Port De posit, a clerk in the freight depart ment of the Pennsylvania Railroad at Perryville, were married in Elk ton on Wednesday. Miss Angela Nichols, of Wilming ton, was a Sunday visitor of her sis ter, Mrs. Richard A. Lane. Miss Nichols had just returned from a vacation trip to Alaska, which in cluded travel by train, auto, seaplane and boat. MOORE—STEWART Miss Mary E. Stewart, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Stewart of Elkton, and Mr. Russell A. Moore of Wilmington, Del., were married in Bel Air on July 29. They are resid ing in Wilmington, where Mr. Moore is employed by the Delaware Paper Company. * REUNION OF GRANT FAMILY The annual reunion of the descend ants of George and Hannah Whann Grant, natives of Cecil county, was held at the home of Leroy H. Scott, Sr., Fair Hill, on Saturday, Aug. 1. About fifty members of the family enjoyed the dinner that was served outdoors, tables being arranged un der the shade trees on the lawn. e BOY RESCUED FROM CANAL Malin Banks, 12-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Cordell Banks, of Chesapeake City, was rescued from drowning Thursday at Chesapeake City by J. Groom Steele. Banks, with his brother, Cordell Banks, 8, and Marion Brown, 9, had gone into the water at the canal bridge. None of the boys could swim, and the eldest, unable to get back, cried for help. Mr. Steele plunged into the fifteen feet of water, picked the boy from the bot tom of the canal and took him to shallow water. Others went to his assistance, and Mr. Steele and the boy were taken ashore. - <- PASTOR DISREGARDS LOCKED CHURCH DOORS Rev. Henry G. Welbon, recently unfrocked as pastor of Head of Chris tiana Church by the New Castle Presbytery disregarded a notice post ed on the church doors, forbidding use of the church and using his own key opened the church and held his regular Sunday services. Rev. Mr. Welbon said he acted upon the advice of his attorney, who stated that so long as Mr. Welbon had a key he could not be locked out Field Day At Maple Shade Farm Sixth Annual Show Of Cecil County Jersey Cattle Club Maple Farm, near North East, Md., will be the gathering place Saturday morning, the 15th, for an estimated throng of 1,000 persons, the occasion being the sixth annual field day and show of the Cecil County Jersey Cattle Club. The committee in charge, antici pating by far the most successful af fair of the kind yet held in the county, this week recapitulated cer tain important points regarding the show, as follows: Place: Maple Shade Farm, the property of C. A. Beamer, show com mittee member, reached as follows: From Elkton, turn left off Route 40 at Gable’s Tea Room on the edge of North East and proceed about one half mile; from the opposite direc tion, turn right at red light, proceed down Main Street to Episcopal church, turn left, drive one-quarter mile. Signs will have been placed along the road'to aid. Time: Judging of the twelve classes comprising the show will start promptly at 10 a. m. Luncheon will be served by the Ladies' Aid Society of Bay View. Judging will continue through the afternoon. Exhibitors may bring their cattle to the grounds Friday afternoon. Ani mals must be in their stalls by 9:30 a. m. Saturday. Late Entries: Persons wishing to exhibit, who to date have failed to enter, may bring their cattle to the show, but must present registration certificates to a member of the show committee, identified by a badge, be fore the show commences. Parking: Adequate arrangements have been made to accommodate sev eeral hundred automobiles. A Mary land State Police officer will be de tailed to supervise traffic. A special group will take care of parking ranks. Judge: Bob Tilghman of Holly Beach Farms, Annapolis. Howard Barker, breed extension specialist of the University of Maryland, will have charge of the show ring and make necessary announcements. He will be assisted by J. Z. Miller, Cecil County Agent. As was forseen, competition will be extremely keen, especially in the female classes. An extra class was created this week by the committee for cows three years old and under four. This was caused by the large number of entries of cows more than three years. The American Jersey Cattle Club, fully co-operating as always with the county association, has sent three sets of medals from its New York headquarters for award to the three highest ranking animals owned by 4-H Calf Club members in the heifer calf, junior yearling and senior yearling classes. They are of gold, silver and bronze. Catalogues containing all entries and other related information will be furnished free at the show grounds. ■' ♦ 1 " SEWER WORKER KILLED BY CAVEIN Ernest McKeever, aged 35, was killed Monday afternoon while en gaged in cemeting sewer pipe on th* project under construction at Perry Point. A sudden cavein buried the young man and he was smothered before the mass of earth could be removed. The young man made his home with his aunt, Miss Annie Smeltzer, near West Nottingham, and is survived by his mother who re sides at the home of E. Kurtz Taylor, at Blythedale. DREDGING CHANNEL AT HEAD OF BAY The channel between Havre de Grace and Locust Point, opposite Spesutla Island, for a distance of four miles, is being dredged. The mud is being pumped through pipes and spread upon the fiats about 2,000 yards away. The channel will be deepened to sixteen feet, several feet deeper than it has ever been. It is estimated the work will be complet ed in two months, with forces work ing day and night. * HELD FOR COURT John Howard, Dick Sewell and James Wise, all colored, of Cecilton, have been cimmitted to Elkton jail for action of the September grand jury on the charge of breaking and entering the place of business of Harry Robinson at the head of Sassafras and stealing about s2s worth of merchandise.