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y RISING SUN, CECIL COUNTY, MD„ FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27, 1939 NO. 16 M. E. Leader* Draft Church Merger Meeting October 31 To Unite All Methodism On Del- Marva Peninsula Three district superintendents ot the Methodist Episcopal Church met In Dover, Saturday, to complete plans and arrange an agenda for the merger conference of all Methodism on the Delmarva Peninsula to be held In Salisbury, Md., Oct. 31. The name “Peninsula Conference of the Methodist Church” has been used for the time being to describe the united church body, but It will not necessarily remain the mane as one of the tasks of the Salisbury conference Is the selection of a title. The Rev. John J. Bunting, super intendent of the Salisbury District, the Rev. W. A. Hearn, superinten dent of the Dover District, and the Rev Dr. Walter E. Gunby, Superin tendent of the Wilmington District, attended the meeting Meanwhile, congreations in Meth odist Episcopal Church Methodist Episcopal Church South, and the Methodist Protestant Church of the Delmarva Peninsula (the three unit ing bodies) are dlscuesing the ef fct of the merger and electing dele gates to attend the final conference in Salisbury. Work of the various committees of the different branches of Meth odism will automatically stop in Salisbury, Oct. 31, when the Wil mington M. E. Conference will meet to dissolve Its nearly 80 years of life. After the dissolution a general conference of all three branches of .the church will be organized to draw up the new all-inclusive Methodist Church Union. Among those recently elected as delegates to the Salisbury confer ence are M. Earl Davis and J. C. Matthews, from the Cecilton, Md., M- E. Church, who were appointed delegate and reserve delegate re spectively to dissolve the present conference, and Mrs. H. P. Man love and Joseph P. Short as dele gate and reserve delegate to assist In organizing the new conference. W. B. Loller was flamed delegate and Willard Nock a reserve from the St. Paul’s Church, Earleville, Md. Mrs. Ellen Hartley and Mrs. Margaret Porter were named dele gate and reserve from the Crump ton, Md., M. E. Church. Food Service Conference The program for the Fifth Annual Conference of Food Service Direc tors has been completed. This Con ference will be held in Baltimore, Maryland, at the Lord Baltimore Hotel, November 2-4, 1939. The school lunchroom has been given especial attention, but the program will appeal to every one interested in the broad field of food administration. Members of the local and State Home Economics, Dietetic and Rest auriant Associations of Maryland extend a cordial welcome. The Lord Baltimore Hotel will be the headquarters for the Conference. In the program planned by Miss Elizabeth Amory, the speakers are well known in their specialized field. The topics are of wide, general in terest. They Include: The World’s Nutrition Problems, Rural School Lunches, Financial Reports, Multi ple Management, The Business of Feeding Youth in Schools, Educat ing the Public In Commercial Cafe terias, Education Through the School Lunch, Menu Making and Food Cost Control. Lions Club Organized At Oxford A Lions with over fifty members, has been organized at Oxford, Pa. Officers chosen were: President, Wm. Davis: vice-presi dents, Charles Kimble, Barnard B. Kelly, Lewis C. Drennea; treasurer, Leslie Gallagher. Directors, C- E. Samples, W. T. McClure, Seth Burt, Dr. James Hogg; tail twister, Fred Brunner; loin tamer, Norman. Wilson. ■ ♦ Governor's Thanksgiving Proclamation Governor Herbert R. O’Conor has offically sanctioned Thursday, Nov ember 23rd, as Thanksgiving Day with a formal proclamation. Acting under a State law which requires Maryland to comform to President ial proclamations, O’Conor approved the change made recently by Presi dent Roosevelt- November 33rd, under the pro clamation, becomes a legal holiday; November 30, which would have bwn Urn date normally, is sot Briefly Noted New* Tuesday evening next Is Hallo we’en. Watch Your Step! * Mrs. Edith Blake Foster has re signed her position in the First Na tional Bank of North East. Howard Touchton is having a bungalow built on the lot adjoining the Community building, in Zion. President Roosevelt has issued a proclamation proclaiming the ob servance of Armistice Day on Satur day, November 11. Mr. and Mrs. William Reynolds and son were Sunday visitors in Annapolis and called on Bob Fehr, a pleb at the Naval Academy. Frank Jugler is erecting a new barn on his farm east of town, to replace the one destroyed by fire, during a electrical storm last July. A clinic will be held at the Coun ty Health Department Office, Elkton, on Wednesday, November 8, 10:00 a. m., by the Maryland Tuberculosis Association. Revival services are being held at the Church of the Nazarine, North East, every evening, except Satur day. Rev. H. B. Huffman, evangelist. Rev. Monroe Hand is pastor of the church. Rev. John W. Pitcher, radio Preacher heard over WCAO, Balti more, will preach at Conowingo Baptist church on Friday evening, Oct. 27, at 8:00 o’clock. Everybody welcome. A heavy electrical storm broke over this section about eight o’clock Saurday night, with a down-pour of rain. The sorm did much damage in some sections, but not in this im mediate vicinity. J. Alexander Crothers of Camden son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Edward Crothers, of Zion, on Friday was elected president of the American Association of Port Authoritee in Milwaukee, Wis. Mrs. Minnie Reeves, through her counsel, has docketed suit in the Circuit Court at Elkton, for an ab solute divorce from |her husband, Elbert Reeves, on the grounds of desertion and abandonment. Rising Sun firemen were called to Battle Swamp Sunday afternoon where a small frame barn on the Marshall farm was burned. The barn had not been in use for some time, and the origin of the fire is not known. Nineteen passengers boarded the special train at Rising Sun Satur day morning, for the excursion to the New York World’s Fair. The train carried between three and four hundred excursionists over this di vision, and everyone reports a per fect day at the Fair. A new steel bridge over the Eequea Creek between Martic and Conestoga Township, replacing a covered wooden bridge washed away in the 1938 flood, will eoon be erect ed- The commissioners of Lancaster county have authorized its erection, the location being between Martlc ville and Safe Harbor. Workmen Fatally Injured When Scaffold Breaks A 75-foot fall from a scaffold at Bat’a Shoe Factory at Belcamp, killed two men Friday as several dozen workmen watched, horrified and powerless to aid them. Dr. J. H. Ramsey, Harford coun ty medical examiner, said investiga tion indicated the scaffold broke. John Vachino, about 60, of Balti more, died a few minutes after reaching Harford Memorial Hos pital, Havre de Grace, Isadore Pu cellio, 45, of Woodlawn, Baltimore county, died an hour later. Hospit al attendants said Vachino suffered a cerebral concussion and Pucellio a spinal fracture. The shoe factory is under con struction at Belcamp, near Havre de Grace. - - All-Maryland High School Orchestra Under the auspices of the Mary land State Teachers’ Association, the All-Maryland High School Or chestra will give its thirteenth an nual concert in the auditorium of the Eastern High School on Sat urday morning, October 28, from 10:30 to 11:15 o’clock. The orchestra this year will num ber one hundred and fifty players, representing student instrumental ists from the high schools in Balti more and throughout the counties of the state. The conductors will be Charles C. T- Stull, Frederick County, and Osmar P. Steinwald, Baltimore. The program will be broadcasted over a radio coast to coast hook-up. To Dedicate New Post Office Building Fourth Assistant Postmaster General To Bo One Of Speakere At Elkton Postmaster J. Mercer Terrell has announced that the program has been arranged for the dedication of ! the new Federal Postofflce Building, on West Main street, Elkton, Satur day at 2 P. M. The raising and unfurling the i United States flag will be done by William E. P. Farnham, construct ing engineer. The Rev. Melvin E. Wheatley will deliver the invocation and the address of welcome will be given by Mayor Henry H. Mitchell, 1 of Elkton. Representative David J. Ward, of Salisbury; Smith W. Pur dum, Fourth Assistant Postmaster General, and District Judge T. Alan Goldsborough, are scheduled to speak. The Rev. George A. Creswell will pronounce the benediction. The appropriation made by Con gress for the new postoffice was $99- 000. The building is constructed of Port Deposit granite and is two stories In height, it will be opened as a postofflce about Saturday, No vember 11, according to present plans. —9 Dsitinguished Speaker At West Nottingham Dr. Charles T. Leber, of New York City, will speak at the West Nottingham Church at 7:30 p. m., Sunday. Dr. Leber is the Secretary of the Board of Foreign Missions | of the Presbyterian Church, and has returned a few months ago from a trip around the world, visiting many lands. Dr. Leber is brought to West Not tingham by the Young People So ciety. Since his return he has been In great demand for addresses to Youth Groups as well as for con gregations. Dr. Leber was born in Baltimore, educated at Johns Hopkins Univer sity, and Princton Seminary. He has held pastories in Baltimore and Scranton, Pa., before entering upon the duties of Secretary of the Foreign Board in 1936. A very cord ial invitation is extended to all to hear this distinguished speaker on next Sunday Evening, Oct. 29, at 7:30 o’clock. * U. S. Agents Destroy Still Federal Agents Coakley, Thomp son, Barton, and Leighborn Sunday seized what they described as the largest still ever constructed In Ce cil County when they raided a hide out at Belvedere and arrested Ralph Lynch and Richard Fralin of Rising Sun. The men were taken to Baltimore for a hearing before U. S. Commis sioner James K. Cullen. The offic ers said they destroyed the still and also a thousand gallons of rye and sugar whiskey mash, 68 gallons of white whiskey, one steam boiler, and other equipment. * New Road Approach To Elkton At a meeting of the Elkton Cham ber of Commerce at the Howard Hotel, the State Roads Commission assured the merchants of Elkton that an additional curved road will be built along side of the present south lane to take care of motorists who desire to go into Elkton and thereby eliminate the danger of a right angle turn of the dual high way. Plans will also be submitted for the approach to Elkton from the west. Maryland’s 4-H Team Places First University of Maryland extension , service officials were notified Mon day that Maryland’s 4-H Club dairy cattle-judging team won first place in the national dairy show judging contest at San Francisco. The Marylanders scored 4,056 points out of a possible 4,500 and defeated sixteen other State teams. Michigan was second, Nebraska third and Indiana fourth. Members of the team were Robert Stiles,, Rockville; Charles Ham mond, Reisterstown; Geo. Gorsuch, New Windsor, and Charles Davis, Street, alternate. Howard C. Bark er, extension service dairy specialist and team coach, also made the trip. Maryland was high in judging Jerseys, second on Holsteins and third on Brown Swiss and Ayr shires. Hammond made the highest individual score in the contest, with Stile* second end Gorsuch seventh. 1 Peace Rally At Rising Sun On Oct. 29th safe Congressman Wm. Lemke, Of North Dakota, To Ad dress Meeting Sponsored by the Lions Club, a Peace Rally, to be addressed by Congressman William Lemke, of North Dakota, will be held at 3:00 o’clock Sunday afternoon, Oct. 29, in the High School Auditorium, in Rising Bun. Cooperating with the Lions Club in this peace rally are the service clubs of the county and the Lions of the Twenty-Second District- Congressman Lemke is an orator of National reputation. He will speak on “How To Stay Out Of War,” a subject of Vital interest to all of ua. A cordial invitation ia ex tended to the public to come out and hear this gifted speaker on Sun day afternoon, at three o’clock. * Dwelling Near Rock Springs Burned The dwelling near Rock Spring, occupied by the family of Roscoe Rakes, and owned by Mrs. E. T. Miller, of Calvert, was destroyed by fire on Tuesday morning. Rising Sun firemen responded to the call and had the fire, which was in the roof, lender control, when the water supply gave out complete ly. The small nearby stream did not funisih enough water for the engine to pump. As a consequence the fire again gained headway, the build ing being completely destroyed. | The household effects were saved. The fire was first discovered in the attic, near the chimney, and is thought to have originated from a defective flue. The structure was one of the old est landmarks in that section, part of it being the original log house built on the site at an early period. * Marrying Parson To Face Court Trial The case growing out of the ar rest of the Rev. Edward Minor, for violating an Elkton ordinance for bidding the displaying of signs in the resldental portion of that town, without first obtaining a permit from the City Council so 'to do, will be beard in the Circuit Court next Monday. The defendent alleged the ordin ance was unconstitutional, but that contention was overruled by Trial Magistrate G. Reynolds Ash. He se lected to have his case heard before the court. Mr. Minor still has the sign, inscribed, “Minister. Marriage License Information,” on his prem ises on East Main Street. His coun sel, William J. Bratton, alleges that the City Council exceeded its author ity in passing and endeavoring to enforce the ordinance. It is under stood that the case will eventually find its way to the Count of Appeals ot Maryland. * Injured In Auto Crashes Four persons were injured in automobile accidents in Cecil Coun ty over the week-end. Jack Brown, 21 years old, and Charles Weiss, 22, both of Brook lyn, N. Y., suffered lacerations and severe bruises in a collision near North East. Howard Ash, 21 of Elkton, suf fered a cut of the right ear and other minor injuries when his car and a truck collided on the Elkton- Glasgow road. Mrs. Violet Ott of near Pleasant Hill, sustained injuries to her face and head in an accident near her home. All of the victims were treat ed at the Union Hospital. Cecil County Teachers Association E. B. Fockler, principal ot Ches apeake City high school, has been elected president of Cecil County Teachers Association. Mrs. Helen Hawkins, of Elkton high school, la vice-president; Mrs. Charlotte M. McFadden, of Leeds school, secre tary; Mias Mildred Balling, ot Ris ing Sun elementary school, trea surer. Red On CCC Boys Hats For Protection The ladies wearing red this win ter won’t have a thing on Mary land’s CCC boys. Officials have announced that CCC enrolleeß would wear red hat-bands and taaaela while at work during the hunting season so nimrods wouldn’t mistake them for deer. r Personal And Social Mrs. Harvey W. Ewing had as her guest during the week Mrß. Rachel p Foster, of Calvert. Cecil E. Ewing and Barclay Reyn olds enjoyed a week-end motor trip to points in Pennsylvania. Mr. and Mrs. Ross Cameron, of Freehold, New Jersey, spent the week-end with Mr. Jesse T. Cam eron, Cherry street. Thursday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. William Reynolds at Grey stone Manor were Rev. and Mrs. J. C. McCoy, of Newport, Del. Mr .and Mrs. James L. Baker, of Havre de Grace, quietly observed the forty-ninth anniversary of their marriage on Sunday, Oct. 22. Announcement has been made of the marriage of Miss Eleanor F. King, of Philadelphia, and Mr. Geo. Aldridge Harvey, of North East Dr. E. H. Rowland, of Liberty Grove, ie a patient in Maryland Gen eral Hospital, Baltimore, suffering from asthma and a heart condition. Dr. E. A. Bechtel, of New Or leans, and G. O- Bechtel, of burg, 111., spent some time with re latives here this week. They were called East to attend the funeral of their sister, Miss Mary Bechtel. Miss Reta Borland was guest of honor at a luncheon and linen shower given by Miss Elizabeth Jackson of Perryville at the Horse Shoe Point Farm Hotel on the Sus quehanna River. Miss Borland and Mr. E. Howell Evans of Delta, Pa., will be married on Saturday, Oct. 28, at 4 p. m„ at tbe home of her sister, Mrs. Warren W. Boulden, East Main Street, Elkton. - ■- Cantwell—Latin The wedding of Miss Ruth E. Cantwell, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. H. Arthur Cantwell of North East, and Mr. Clark Parker Lattin, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. C. Parker Lat tin of Yonkers, N. Y-, took place at 7:30 o’clock Saturday evening in St. Mary’s P. E. Church, North East. A reception followed at the Sandy Cove Club. Bishop James Freeman of Wash ington officiated, assisted by the Rev. L. Irving Insley, rector of St. Mary’s EpiscopaJ Church. Bishop Freeman is the great uncle of the oridegroom. Miss Cantwell had as her matron of honor her sister, Mrs. John L. Winslow, Jr, who was married in St. Mary’s in September. Miss Jean Elizabeth Hammond of Easton was maid of honor. Miss Elizabeth Davidson 'of Claymont, Miss E. Jeanne Davis, Miss Elizabeth Urimm, and Miss Annette Hewes of Wilmington, were bridesmaids. Mr. Eugene Hanson Lattin of Yonkers, N. Y., brother of the bride groom was best man. Mr. Morris McMahon of Philadelphia, Mr. Chas. Schwartz of Newark, Mr. John L. Winslow, Jr., of Baltimore, brother in-law of the bride, and Mr. John Arthur Cantwell, brother of the bride, were ushers. Merritt—Nielsen Mr. and Mrs. Richard B. Merritt, Jr., of Warwick, have announced the wedding ot their daughter, Miss Ruth Bishop Merritt to Mr. Ernest H. Nielsen, of Winterthur, Del., son of Mr. and Mrs. Hans Nielsen, of Copenhagen, Denmark. The wedding took place Saturday, Oct. 14, at the parapnage of St. Stephen’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Wilmington, with the Rev. Park W. Huntington officiating. The bridal couple was attended by Mr. and Mrs. William Smart, Jr., of Gordon Heights. The bride wore a Viking blue en semble with matching accessories and corsage ot orchids. Mrs. Smart wore a burgundy ensemble with corsage of sweetheart roses. Mr. Nielson and his bride will live at 806 Broom street, Wilmington, Delaware. j Snyder—Dixon Miss Helen Snyder, daughter ot Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Snyder of HUlcrest, Del., and Mr. George Dixon, son of the Rev. and Mrs. Sidney Dixon of Elkton were mar ried in St. Johns P. E. Church, Wil mington, on Wednesday evening by the groom’s father, the Rev. Sidney Dixon. Bay View Milk Producers Cooperative The Bay View local of the Inter- State Milk Producers Cooperative has elected officers for the ensu ing year. L. B. Akers waa chosen president: A. G. Smith, vice-presi dent; M. H. Cameron, secretary and treasurer; delegate, Clarence Harris. • After a man has made his pile he believes in himseU instead ot luck. New Headmaster In augurated At Tome Dr. Trentwnll M. White Takes Over At The Port De posit School Trentwell Mason White first vis ited the Tome School, Port Deposit, in 1922, Saturday, Alumni Day, sev enteen years later, Dr. Trentwell M. White was officially presented to the assembled graduates as the first alumnl-appointed headmaster. Dr. White has been at Port De posit only a few months, but during that period he has apparently be come as much a part of Tome School as Memorial Hall itself. He has set out, not to remodel an old establish ed institution but rather to find all the good things developed in the school over the years and give these tested means the place they deserve In the school program. First, the Junior School, forms 6, 7,8, will be limited in the future to 25 boys living in a separate dormitory, with a chance to de velop in surroundings completely separate from older boys. Equally removed from the present school. Dr. White plans an extensive Junior College Course In Business and In dustrial Administration, limited to 50 youths. Candidates for these courses, to start in September, 1940, are already enrolled. The school is operated on the ad visory plan, where every master knows every boy, necessarily, and where every boy takes a part. Ath letic participation is required except in instances of physical disability. Every boy is supervised by a master even though only one boy is taking part is a given sport. f! School Board Ruling On Auditoriums Due to several inquiries regard ing the use of high school audi toriums in the county, the Board of Education wishes to call atten tion to the following facts; Any non-partisan, non-sectarian, gathering of citizens for the pre sentation Ynd discussion of public questions, farmers meetings, lec tures, P. T. A. or Red Cross meet ings, Church festivals, or any other type of meeting, in the interest of civic welfare, all of which are open to the public, may be held in the high schools during those hours when the school buildings are not being used for their principal purpose. Permission to hold these meet ings may be obtained at the office of the Board of Education, while a schedule of dates available will be furnished by the Individual high school principals. The auditoriums may not be used by private in dividuals for personal advertising or gain. Brothers Again Win Corn Husking Title The Van Cleve brothers demon strated again Saturday that they were the best corn huskers in Lan caster County, Pa. George, 28, took top honors, fol lowed by this brother, Paul, 26, in the running-up position. This was the same order in which they fin ished last year. The elder Van Cleve threw corn at an average of better than a bush el every three minutes. Due to penalties from gleanings and husks, however, his net total score was re duced to 25.90 bushels, beating his record of 23.14 bushels last year. Paul finished with a score of 24.97 bushels. National Guard Equipped With New Rifles Company E. of Elkton, Md. Na tional Guard, has received sixty new U. S- Ml rifles, known as Gar and rifles. The entire First Maryland Regiment, of which Company “E” is a part, is being equipped with these rifles; it is the second Nation al Guard Regiment in the country, and the first National Guard Regi ment East of the Mississippi River to be thus equipped. This distinction was given the First Regiment because of the fact that during the year 1938, it rank ed second in the country, among National Guard Regiments, for proficiency in rifle markmanshlp. This rifle is of the semi-automatic type, and fires eight cartridges with no operation other than pulling the trigger for each shot. The new rifle is generally consid ered to be .the most efficient mili tary rifle in the world. V After a man gets off one witty remark he Is expected to give continuous performance.