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The Midland Journal
VOL. MX RISING SUN CECIL COUNTY, MD.. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1937 NO. 10 Cattle Show At Fox " 3 catcher Farms Fourth Annual Exhibit Of Cecil County Cattle Breeders Mrs. 11. B. Crowgey, of Elkton, was awarded the special prize for i having the largest number of win- I ners in Cecil County Cattle Breeders j Fourth Annual Fair held on the Fox catcher Farms estate of William du pont, Jr., Saturday. Her Xenia Toreno won the cup for the cham pion Jersey heifer. Cattle breeders from New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Mary land representing the Fair Hill Guernsey Club, the Cecil County Jersey Club and the Holstein Breed ers Club of Cecil County competed for ribbons and cash awards the final day of the fair. Several thous and persons witnessed the judging. Both Guernseys and Jerseys were equally divided in entries in the 17 classes of each club. Two rings were used in order to expedite the judg ing The Holsteins while only hav ing a small number of entries in nine classes, presented an excellent grade of cattle with the McDonough School capturing most of the prizes. In the Guernsey classes The Hill Girt Farm, of Chadds Ford, Pa., carried off two cups one for Merry Nobleman, a grand champion bull and Noranda, Merry Bell, a senior champion cow. Longwood Farms, Kennett Square, Pa., with Longwood Katydid, was awarded the junior champion heifer prize. The Breidblik Farms, of near Wilmington, with Light Leader, was presented with a cup for junior champion. In the Jersey show, Imp Design Emblem, owned by the Hill Farm, of Coatesville, Pa., was awarded the cup as grand champion bull, with Bold Venture, owned by Mrs. H. B. Crowgey of Elkton, carrying off a silver plate as county champion. The judges were Paul Jackson, of Madisonville, Ohio-; Joseph Broad hurst, Westville, N. J.; H. C.. Bar ker, University of Maryland, and J- Z. Miller, Elkton. Maryland State Weather Service August was warmer than normal in Maryland and Delware. It w’as dry during the first two decades, but a wet period from the 21st to the 27th inclusive, produced an amount of rain in excess of normal. The only period of cool weather was the 23d to 25th. Sunshine was abundant during the first and second decades, but very deficient during the third decade, with excess cloudiness. Preliminary figures for the month are as follows. Maryland, 36 sta tions, mean temperature, 75.1, and excess of 2.1; Delaware, 76.5* an ex cess of 2.2, for 5 stations. Maryland, forty stations, average rainfall 6.94 inches, an excess of 2 38 inches; or 162% of normal; Delaware, 5 sta tions, 7.81 inches, an excess of 3.03 inches, or 103% of normal. In Maryland the highest tempa ture reported was 100 at Cumber land on the 20th and the lowest temperature 44 at Grantsvllle on the 2nd. The greatest monthly rainfall was 12.18 inches at Chestertown and the least 4.33 at State Sanitorium. In Delaware the highest tempera ture was 94 at Milford and Odessa on the 21st and the lowest 58 at Wilmington on the 23rd. The great est rainfall was 9.93 inches Milford and the least 6.16 nches at Dover. The greatest 24-hour rainfall re ported in Maryland and Delaware was 4.24 inches at Elkton, Md., on the 7th, a cloudburst. John R. Weeks, State Meteorologist- * CECILTON TO HAVE FIRE HOUSE The town of Cecil'ton is to have a new fire house and hall, the foundation for the structure having been completed. The new building will be of brick and concrete con structing,2BX6o feet. It will be two stories in height; the ground floor will house two pieces of apparatus and a directors’ room while the sec ond floor will be arranged as ar auditorium with a seating capacity of approximately 250. The auditor ium will have a stage. v- Elkton is to have a new postoffice building. Congressman T. Alan Goldsborough informed the Midland Journal by telegram that $99,000 had been alloted for the acquisition of a site and erection of a Federal building at Elkton. Briefly Noted News The double dwelling propetry of Mrs. Grace Jones, in Charlestown, lias been purchased by Richard W. Jones, at private terms. The Chesapeake Boat Company has been purchased by Miss Lucy ' Stapp, of Chesapeake City, and Har- I old Oobourn, of Perryville, Plum Point Farm, containing 232 acres, along Elk river, in Elk Neck, has been purchased by John Lawr ence and Daniel H. Garrett, Elkton. Freeman Street has leased the Frank Truhler place, at Appleton, and been granted a beer license by (he Board of License Commissioners. Roy L. Robertson, a member of the faculty of the Elkton High school for several years past, has tendered his resignation to the Board of Edu cation. James E. Woolman, of Elkton, has purchased the Central Newsstand in the Combs Building, Middletown, Del., formerly owned by Mrs. Zeta O. Barham. The lot and unfinished building in the “Hollow,” on West Mam street, in Elkton, has been purchased by James Lewis, proprietor of New Cen tral Hotel. The residence property at the cor ner of Main and Church streets, Elk ton, now occupied by Mrs. H. D Barnes, has been purchased by Mrs. James A. Roney. Two one-room schools in the Niiuh district, Cherry Grove and Grove, have been closed, and the pupils are being transported to the Calvert con solidated school by bus. The Board of Education for Cecil County has awarded a four-year scholarship at Blue Ridge College, New Windsor, Md., to Miss Ruth L. Jackson, of Elkton, R. D. The Harmony Memorial Associa tion will hold its annual meeting September 19, at 2 o’clock, in the Chapel near Rowlandville. All lot holders are requested to be present. Charles H. Rutledge, of Perryyille, editor of the Newark Post, sustained a fractured jaw, sprained ankle, cuts and bruises when a car in which he was riding near Elkton was struck by another car. Raynor Garey, son of Mrs. George O. Garey, of North East, now station ed at Madison Barracks, N. Y., has been advised effective September Ist, that he was promoted to the rank of Major in the U. S. Army. Donkey Ball Game Called Off The Donkey Ball game advertised .o be played on Tuesday evening of this week, at Rising Sun, was called ,/ff for the third time. Twice previously the game was washed out by rain. This time an attachment dealt it a knockout blow. It seems the donkeys and the rest of the outfit, were recently sold to a new owner. In addition this new owner appears to have acquired some debts with the amusement outfit that he knew not of. At any rate, an at tachment was placed on the donkeys by a Mrs. Hurn, of Pikesville, for a $125 feed bill, as is seems the don keys still eat, although you would never suspect it, once having seen ihe animals on the ball field, as they simply will not do anything. STUDENTS FROM CHINA Five students from Shanghai, China, stopped over night at the Logan Tourist Home, on East main street, in this town, Friday. They arrived in New York last week, and were enroute to college in Wisconsin. One of the students was Miss Ruby Halo, who will pursue a post-gradu ate course at Minnapolis, Minnesota, and the other four were ypung men enrolled in college at Madison, Wis consin. There were Ho Shan Lu, Ho Fu Lu, Ho Wang and Ho Haio. The young men were all very much exercised over the war in China, and feared they might be re called to their native country for military duty. * SEPTEMBER MEETING OF COL LEGE CLUB Mrs. Clarence I. Benson, of Port Deposit Heights, will be hostess to a meeting of the Women’s College Club of Cecil County on Saturday, Septem ber 18. The program is to be one of art and music. The speakers will be Mr. Donald Brackett, a graduate of the University of Michigan, who will address the club on “The Woodcut of TodAy." Fall Term Of Court Convenes Monday Docket Indicates Long Term icn Jurors Excused And Others Drawn The September term of Circuit Court for Cecil County will convene at Elkton, on Monday morning, 20th inst. The dockets are unusually heavy, showing at present, 167 civil suits; 4 6 appearances; 18 petitions, and 34 appeals. If only a small portion of the cases come to trail, together with a number of criminal cases to be tried, the term promises to be an usually lengthy one. Judge J. Owen Knotts has excused 10 jurors drawn on the panel for the September term and drawn 10 others to serve in their places. They are: Chesapeake City dis trict: Fletcher W. Nickerson, ex cused, and Reed H- Kirk, drawn; George Woodall, excused and Ed ward Stapp, drawn. Elkton district: Henry Bordley excused, and Harry W. Pippin, drawn. North East district: Ernest B. Abrams, excused, and Ernest Wood, Sr., drawn; Joseph B. Biggs, excused and Abel C. Cameron, drawn; Henry M. Biddle, excused, and Joseph R. Grant, drawn; Raymond M. Larza lere, excused, and Charles E. Biddle, drawn. Rising Sun district: H. Lester Wilson, excused, and Horace G. Hall, drawn. Port Deposit district: H. Elmer McCardell, deceased, and John A. Hartenstine, drawn. Jail Breaker Again Behind The Bars Brad Mayberry, one of the seven men who escaped from Elkton jail on the night of August 11, was ar rested last week by Sheriff Fred L. Ray, of McDowell county, West Vir ginia, at Welch, in that State. May berry was implicated in a shooting scrape at Porters Bridge, some months ago, and was awaiting trial in the Cecil County Court when he broke jail. Deputy Sheriff Elwood Racine went to West Virginia and brought May berry back to Elkton jail. The arrest of Mayberry makes the apprehension of the third of the seven jail-breakers. SCHOOL NEWS Our High School enrollment at the present time is 188 pupils. The en rollment is divided as follows: First year class has a total of 63, second year 38, Juniors 44, Seniors 43. Additional pupils still to enter high school will bring our enrollment to over 200 pupils. Among the young people of our community going to college or other institutions of learning are the fol lowing: Hope Reynolds, University of Maryland; Kyle Graybeal, St. John’s College; Catherine Keilholtz and Lila Todd, Salisbury State Teachers College; Helen Gifford, Towson State Teachers College; Alice Carr, Uni versity of Baltimore; Florence Drew, Shepherdstown State Teachers Col lege; Anna Haines, Jeffersop Hospit al Nurses Training School; Harvery Townsend, Stevens Trade School; Dorothy Hindman, Ruth Little and Vernon Witman, Beacon Business College; Haflold Way and Hubert Webb, Strayers Business College; Martha Etter, State Normal School, Farmville, Va.; Ann Boyd, Radcliffe Teachers College; Walter Cameron and Auvon Smith, Washington Col lege; Paul Graybeal, Vale. Pheasant Flies Through Windshield As George Logan, son of Mr. and Mrs. G. Clinton Logan of this town, was driving along Route 1, just this side of Nottingham, Pa., about 6:30 Friday evening last, a hen pheasant flew against the windshield of his auto, shatting the glass, striking George on the shoulder and falling onto the floor of the car. George momentarily lost con trol of the machine, which ran into the bank at the roadside. Other than some slight cuts from splintered glass, George escaped injury. The bird was served for Sunduy dinner at the Logan home. PUBLIC SALE The public sale of household goods of O. D. Nsebitt, near Colora, post poned on August 26 on account of inclement weather, will be held Sat urday, Sept. 18, at 1;30 o’clock. : Jersey Herd Contin ues In Lead i Kelly’s Holsteins Get Second Place In Dairy Improve* ment Averages Guy McGrady’s purebred Jersey herd of 14 cows continues to lead the D. H. I. A. of Cecil County, as it has done for the past few months. This herd for the month of August produced as the average per cow 756 pounds of milk and 38.2 lbs. of but terfat. McGrady’s herd is very good yearly average. Second position in the association is held by the Holstein herd of Frank B. Kelly, averaging 940 lbs. of milk and 33.7 lbs. of butterfat. Frank Kelly’s herd has been low for the past few months, but we are looking for them to take the lead again soon, in order to retain his last year’s honor of having the hign est butterfat producing herd of Hol stein in the state of Maryland. Eugene England, owner of a pure bred Guernsey herd, steps in to take third place with his cows producing an average of 762 pounds of milk and 30.2 pounds of butterfat. Another Guernsey herd was fourth with 687 pounds of milk and 30.1 pounds of butterfat, the average for 18 purebred Guernseys, owned by Ralph Bowers. Fifth and last position was filled by the purebred Jersey herd of Ennis McGrady. Seventeen cows produced 608 pounds of milk and 30. pounds of butterfat average per cow. Kelly, Owner of High Individual Cow Frank B. Kelly, owner of that out standing herd of Holstein, had one cow in his herd that produced for the month 2234 pounds of milk test ing 3.7% which made 86.4 pounds of butterfat. Second high cow was owned by Guy McGrady, a purebred Jersey pro ducing 1318 pounds of milk and 64.6 pounds of butterfat Frank Kelly also held 3rd high cow, producing 1987 pounds of milk and 61.6 pounds of butterfat. Holly Hall Farm had high cows, 4,6, and 7th, grade Guernseys, pro ducing 60.0, 58.1 and 56.8, respect fully, pounds of butterfat J. B. Landin, owner of No. 4 pure bred Holstein, took fifth place. Ennis McGrady’s "Marjorie” and “Nightingale”, both purebred Jersey, placed Bth and 10th high. Harvey Simmers, new member of association, had a purebred Guern sey placing ninth high. Elkton Fights By-Pass Road Despite the fact that the narrow streets of the town create traffic haz ards, Elkton is putting up a fight against the proposed building of a short section of road, by-pas3lng the congested business section, and car rying through traffic over Route 40, along the edge of the town, thereby relieving a long existing auto hazard. An Elkton delegation headed by Mayor H. H. Mitchell called upon the State Roads Commission in Balti more to protest against tentative plans which would route the new dual lane around the town. Such a plan, members of the dele gation said, would take from the Cecil Coiunty community much of the profitable business its hotels, restau rants, lodging houses, and other en terprises now obtain from the heavy traffic along Route 40. Mayor Mitchell told Frank F. Luthardt and C. Nice Wilkinson, members of the commission, that the town was working on plans which would make it possible to route the highway through its southern por tion. The present road runs thru the center of the town. Since it is only a single lane highway, however, the commission is seeking a wider right of way. ■ ♦ —.... ... - Boys Steal Car And Goats Three boys, ranging in ages from 15 to 18 years of age, were arrested in Elkton last week. The boys were Vernon Laws, George Larkins and Sam Scott and were charged witn stealing a Packard car in Baltimore, Three other boys, Harry Johnson, Arthur Rosendale and William Katz-! ner, all boys under 18 years of age,' of Glasgow, Del., section, were taken into custody charged with larceny of twelve goats from H. B. Crowgey’s farm, about a mile south of Elkton. Two of the goats were returned aqd arrangements were made for the payment for the other ten, where upon the charges were dropped by the owner of the stolen property. . Personal And Social Miss A. Mabel Reynolds attended the Friends World Conference at I Swarthmore, Pa. Miss Gertrude Holley, of Wilming ton, Del., was the recent guest of Mrs. Mollie Martindale. Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Brumfield, of West Chester, Pa., visited relatives in and near town on Friday. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ward, Zion, celebrated their fiftieth wedding an niversary on Wednesday, Sept. 15th- Mr. and Mrs. Frank Orr, Mrs. Indie White and Mrs. J. E. Boyle at tended the Gray reunion at Rowland ville, Md. Recent guests of Mrs. Annie Mar shall and the Misses Reynolds were Mrs. Harry Crooks and daughter, of Fredericksburg, Va. Mr. and Mrs- W. L. Ely enjoyed a visit to Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Fell, of Yardley, Pa., last week, and also visited Trenton, N. J. J. E. Brumfield attended the an nual banquet of the Society of the War of 1812, at the University Club, Baltimore, on Monday evening. G. O. Bechtel, who has been spend ing his vacation at his summer home at West Nottingham, left on Satur day for his home in Galesburg, 111. Major and Mrs. Lewis, enroute from California to New York city to attend the American Legion conven tion, were dinner guests of Miss Mary Bechtel on Tuesday. Miss Louise Nickell of Zion, left Monday for Alleghany county where she has accepted a position as direct or of music in four high schools with headquarters in Cumberland. Mr. and Mrs. Willis L. Ely attend ed the Ely family reunion on Labor Day, at Willow Grove, Pa. The old est member of the family present was Mrs. Henrietta Walton, of Phila delphia, who is 92 years of age, hale and vigorous. Mrs. Hirman Alexander, of Havre de Grace, Md., announces the engagement of her niece. Miss Ollie Marie Elliott, to Mr. Wil ton Campell, son of Mrs. Wanda Campell of Perryville. The wedding will take place on October 16. WEDDINGS WARBURTON—THORNHILL Miss Helen Jaggard Warburton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry A. Warburton, Sr., of Elkton, and Mr. Joel Robert Thornhill, of Rochester, N. Y., were married in Trinity P. E. Church Saturday morning by the Rev. J. W. Albinson- After a re ception the young couple left on a wedding trip. BOYD—DON AC HE The marriage of Miss M. Evelyn Donache, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Donache, of Rising Sun, and T. Davis Boyd, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Boyd, of Colora, took place Satur day, at noon, in Bel Air, Md. Rev. G. A. Ogg performed the ceremony. After a short trip south, the couple will reside at the home of the groom’s parents. FOIST—STEPHENSON Mrs. S. May Stephenson, of Colora, has announced the marriage of her daughter, Majorie A. Stephenson, to Charlton L. Poist, of Rising Sun. The wedding was performed in New York City on January 23, by the Rev. Thomas H. Whelply, and has been kept a secret until now. The young couple expect to make their home in Elkton, where Mr. Poist is employed by the Conowingo Power Company. FOWLER—HERR Miss Esther Fowler, daughter of Mrs. Richard Murson of Elkton, and Mr. Harold Herr of Kirkwood, Pa., were married on Sept. 4, at the M. E. parsonage at Elkton by the Rev. M. E. Wheatley. The bride was attended by her sister, Mrs- Ewell V. Buckingham and Mrs. John G. Shanholzer. Mr. John Shanholzer was best man. After the ceremony a reception was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. E. V. Buckingham in Newark, The bridal couple will make their home in Kirkwood, Pa. CALVERT W. C, T. U. The following officers have been elected by Calvert W. C. T. U- for the coming year; President, Mrs. Jennie L. Reisler; vice-president at large Mrs. J. E. Crothers; corre sponding and recording secretary, Mrs. Iva McKinney; treasurer, Mrs. Howard England. The same directors were continued for another year. Ship Canal Ready In , November t - ■ Chesapeake & Delaware Water way Dredged In Places To Nearly Required Depth Six Indies Of Required Depth Completion of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal as a ship canal is ex pected late in November. Lleut.-Col. John C. H. Lee, U. S. district engineer, Philadelphia, in a report on prevailing channel depths in the improved canal shows the min imum depth is 16.5 feet and the max imum depth 26.5. The canal is now dredged 250 feet wide, except aj. the Pennsylvania Itailroad Bridge and Summii Bridge. Controlling depth under the Penn sylvania Kailroad Bridge is now 17 feet and under Summit Bridge 19.6 feet. When the project under way for the past two years is completed, the canal will have a controlling depth of 27 feet at mean low water and a con trolling width of 250 feet at the bot tom. Latest examinations of the channel of the canal show the following depths: Delaware River to Reedy Point Bridge, 21.7 feet; Reedy Point Bridge to Ice House Point, 24.5; to St. Georges Bridge, 26.4; St. Georges to Station 40,000, a tie-up boardwalk west of St. Georges, 16.5 feet; to the Pennsylvania Railroad Bridge, 22.9 feet; to Summit Bridge, 17.9 feet; to Guthries Run, 17.4 feet; to Bethel, Md., 23.2 feet; to Chesapeake City Bridge, 17.5 feet; to Long Creek, 25.7 feet; to Biddles Light 22.8 feet; to Sandy Point, 21 feet, and to the Elk River and bay, 21.3 feet. Locations of dredges during the re mainder of this month are: Admiral at Summit Bridge; Pennsylvania and Miami, in Deep Cut area west of Summit Bridge; the General east of Lorewood Grove. Sixty feet of the channel will be available for naviga tion past each of the dredges. Squirrels Reported Scarce Only a shortage of squirrels mars the prospects for upland game hunt ing in Maryland this fall, since other game is abundant, E. Lee LeCompto, state game warden, reports after studying reports from district game wardens. Rabbits, Mr. LeCompte said, should be especially numerous. He predicted that those who gun for cottontails would have the best sea son in at least two years. Squirrels will be in season for only two weeks, from October 1 to 15. The shortage was blamed by Mr. LeCompte on two factors: 1. The former opening date from September 15 to October 15, which resulted in the shooting of many female squirrels that had not completed nursing their young. 2. The hard winters of 1934, 1935 and 1936, which cut many squirrels off from their food supply and caused them to die of starvation. Other game suffered considerably during the winter of 1936, the state warden said, but recovered last year. Open dates for other winter game are: November 15 to December 31—• Rabbit, woodcock, pheasants, ruffed, grouse, quail, wild turkey. December 1 to s—Deer (male only- except on the Woodmont Rod and Gun Club property, where the season is from December 15 to 24. November 1 to January 31 —Rac- coon ond opossum. Trappers will be permitted to* take muskrats from January 1 to March 15. HOME COMING SERVICES AT ZION M. E. CHURCH The annual home coming of the M. E. Church, at Zion, was held on Sunday, Sept. 12. The Blotenberger orchestra from Baltimore, was pres ent and rendered several sacred se lections. The morning speaker was* Rev. W. A. Wise, D. D., of Wilming ton, Del. In the afternoon Rev. Frank White, of Rising Sun. In the evening, Mrs. Mae Faut, of Balti- Baltlmore AIRPLANE FIELD AT FAIR HILL An airplane landing field is being clnstructed at the Foxcatcher Hounds Hunt Club, Fair Hill, and will be ready for use early next year. Two of the runways will be more than 2,000 feet long, and one about 2,500 feet long. All will be at 500 feet wide. George and Lynch, of Dover, aje the contractors.