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The midland journal. (Rising Sun, Md.) 1885-1947, October 27, 1939, Image 5

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A. J. Dinsmore & Bro. Phone ios Rising Sun, Md.
Baltimore-Norfolk Steamers Equipped for Commu- ■:
The oldest steamboat line in America—the Old Bay Line—which plies v
the Chesapeake Bay, has just installed ship-to-shore radiotelephone I
service which will enable its passengers to make or receive telephone
calls while en route. VS
Both the State of Maryland and the President Warfield, which main
tain nightly schedules between Baltimore, Md., and Norfolk, Va., have jBB
the necessary apparatus which links them with The Chesapeake and
Potomac Telephone Company’s radio station WGB at Norfolk. Calls HHRn "4 1
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The S. S. President Warfield which, with her sister ship the State of Maryland, now
provides ship-to-shore telephone service for passengers. Inset: Purser Harry Baker
watches while Miss Louise Lazenby, hostess of the ship, tries out the new service.
from the ships are transmitted via
radio to Norfolk and from there trans
ferred to land lines through which any
Bell System telephone can be reached.
The Old Bay Line, officially known
“Everlasting Punishment” will be
the Lesson-Sermon in all Churches
of Christ, Scientist, on Sunday
October 29.
The Golden Text will be from
Ezek. 18:31, “Cast away from you
all your transgressions, whereby ye
have transgressed; and make you a
new heart and a new spitit; for why
will ye die, O house of Israel?”
Among the citations comprising
the Lesson-Sermon will be the fal
lowing from the Bible, Prdv- 28:13:
“He that covereth his sins shall not
prosper; but whose confessseth and
forsaketh them shall have mercy.”
The Lesson-Sermon also will in
clude passages from the Christian
Science textbook, “Science and
Health with Key to the Scriptures,”
by Mary Baker Eddy, among which
is the following, page 22, “Justice
requires reformation of the sinner.
Mercy cancels the debt only when
justice approves.”
... --O'
Don't let your neighbor know the
foil extent of jour ignorance, .
as the Baltimore Steam Packet Com
pany, was organized in 1839 and in
corporated by the state of Maryland
the following year. For a hundred
years now forty-six steamboats of this
line have been plowing the length of
" The new $1,500,000 high-level
fonr-lane highway bridge over the
Chsspeake and Delaware Canal at
St. Georges wUJ be located approxi
mately. 700 feet west of the former
A contract for plans, awarded to
Parsons, Klapp, Brinckerhoft, and
Douglas, New York bridge engine
ers, has been signed by Maj. C. W.
Burlin, U. S. district engineer.
Major Burlin said the new bridge
will skirt the west side of St.
It will be so placed, that the
curve at the north side of St.
Georges just east of the Commodore
Macdonough School, will be elimin
On the south side, the highway
will curve from the south approach
to the east to rejoin the high
way below St. Gorges.
The plans will be ready for bid
der within two to three months.
Congress authorized the con
struction of the high-level fixed
bridge with fund* “apgrogriated
Chesapeake Bay with terminal ports
■ at Baltimore and Norfolk. This line
has the enviable distinction of being
the oldest steamboat company in
America maintaining service over its
original route.
to be appropriated” for the Engine
er Corps.
At least one year will elapse be
fore work on the new bridge can be
started and another year to com
pete it.
It costs the City of New York sls
a minute to supply its inhabitants
with water.
Many a man has lost a lot of
1 money through the hole in the top
of his pocket.
The United States imports $6,000
worth of merchandise every 60 sec
An extraordinary article explain
■ ing new astronomical discoveries
written by an eminent astronomer
• and lecturer. One of many features
in the November sth issue of The
■ American Weekly, distributed with
1 the Baltimore Sunday American. On
! [sale at all newsstands. 1
Washington . . . The Post Office
Department announced recently that
it would issue thirty-five new postage
stamps honoring famous Americans.
Included in this list will be one bear
ing the face of Alexander Graham
Bell, inventor of the telephone.
• * *
Amsterdam ... The number of tele
phone central offices in service in The
Netherlands at the end of 1938 was
1,543, of which 340 were of the dial
type. Of the total of 306,467 sub
scribers’ lines, 228,383 were connected
to dial central offices and 78,084 to
manual offices. Instruments in service
at the end of 1938 totaled 430,268.
Interurban conversations totaled 65,-
633,023 during the year compared
with 47,408,755 in 1937.
* * *
Hinton ... The Quisenberry family
of Hinton, W. Va., held a family re
union via the telephone a short time
ago. Arrangements were made pos
sible by previous notice to the tele
phone company and the call was com
pleted at an appointed time. Mem
bers of the family at Chicago, 111.,
Charleston, W. Va., and Oakland, Md.,
were “present” by telephone.
* * *
Puerto Rico . . . Telephone stations
in service at the end of 1938 in Puerto
Rico totaled 16,170, a gain of 630 or
3.62 per cent. Construction expendi
tures during the year, in addition to
routine work, consisted of installation
of equipment to provide additional
facilities to relieve congestion in the
Santurce exchange, extension of ex
change cable in the Metropolitan and
Rio Piedras areas, the opening of two
new local and toll Service areas at
Hato Tejas and Pueblo Viego, and
the replacement of various central
office switchboards in the smaller
towns of the island. Radio telephone
service, further extended during the
year to include the Republic of Haiti,
is now available to 44 foreign coun
tries and 24 ships at sea, in addition
to the United States. Calls made dur
ing the year totaled 2,935, an increase
of 9.35 per cent over 1937.
• * *
New York . . . The daily average
number of telephone calls in New
York City has increased nearly twen
ty-fold since the turn of the century—
from 420,000 calls daily in 1900 to
more than 8,000,000 today.
* * *
Sofia ... A plan has been prepared
for the installation of a dial telephone
exchange for Sofia, at an approximate
cost of $1,428,000. The present tele
phone system is obsolete and unable to
meet the growing demands for new
subscribers, which has resulted from
the post-war development of Sofia, as
the capital of Bulgaria, and the coun
try’s largest commercial and indus
trial city, with a population of some
* • *
St. Johns ... There were 8,240 tele
phones in service in Newfoundland in
1938 compared with 7,800 the previous
year. Telephone wire totaled 12,000
20 Million Telephones Linked By
94 Million Mile Wire
The part the telephone plays in the
life of the American citizen is reveal
ed by the fact that telephone users
have made an average of 89,600,000
calls each day so far this year. Of
these, 2,930,000 were out-of-town calls,
according to statistics prepared by
The American Telephone and Tele
graph Company. For the first six
months of this year there was a daily
increase of 2,400,000 telephone calls.
This volume of calls was made from
20,385,000 telephones now serving the
United States through 18,809 central
offices. There are 6,616 separate tele
phone companies operating in this
The calls were made over 94,000,000
miles of wire covering every section of
the country, 77,630,000 being for local
i service and 16,470,000 for long dis
tance communications. Of the total
telephone wire mileage 60.8 per cent
is in underground cable, 33.7 per cent
in aerial cable and 5.5 per cent in open
wire lines.
More than 318,500 men and women
are employed in the telephone indus
try. This does not include 30,543 em
ployed by the Western Electric Com
i pany and 4,632 employed by the Bell
Telephone Laboratories, manufactur
ing and research organizations, re
spectively, of the Bell System.
Stockholders of The American Tele
phone and Telegraph Company now
total 642,000, the average holding per
stockholder being twenty-nine shares.
i While the U. S. courts are open
• each day—somewhere in the 48
i States every minute some couple is
i | geeting a divorce.
1 1 Egypt imports 70 pounds of coffee
and tea a minute.
"Put no more in the pocket than it will
29—The city of Philadelphia
was chartered, 1701.
r%T 30—Turkey signed the ami!s
tlce agreement, 1918.
. I—BenvenutoCellinl, Italian
{j —xj artist and author, bom,
-XJI 1500.
2—The state of Kansas
adopted prohibition,
Ws 1880.
M 3— Plebiscite voted asking
King George II to return
to throne of Greece, 1935.
4— Samuel Seabury, first
bishop in U. S., conse
\ crated. 1784.
Three completely re-styled series
of Chevrolet passenger cars, com
bining greater length and width
with much more massive appear
ence, and embodying many mechan
ical refinements, made their formal
public bow Oct. 14 at the National
Automobile Show and in Chevrolet
dealers’ salesrooms from coast to
coast. Over-all length has been in
creased 4 % inches, a change which
makes new line outstanding for its
sleekness and grace.
Improvements, aside from styling,
in which sweeping charges are made,
include provision of Chevrolet’s ex
clusive vacuum power shift as reg
ular equipment on all models of all
three series, helical syncro-mesh
transmission with silent low and re
verse as well as silent intermediate
and high, and numerous revisions
affecting safety, comfort, conveni
ence, perforance, and long life.
Knee-action and shockless steering
are featured on the Special De Luxe
and Master De Luxe series, conven
tional I-beam front axle with semi
elliptic springs and airplane -type
shock absorbers being retained on
the Master 85.
In appearance, the 1940 Chevro
let is new from bumper to bumper.
Bodies, fenders, hood, and frame are
completely re-designed, to embody
low-slung grace. These changes re
sult also in increased stability, since
they lower the center of gravity of
the car as a whole. Changes, except
for trim and extra equipment, are
the same on ail three series.
Safety, as well as style, is served
by the new all-rubber-surfaced run
ning boards with triple-peaked long
itudinal ribs which parallel the body
contours. The running boards term
inate just short of the rear fenders
for better drainage.
Above the running boards, the
body rises in an almost vertical
plane to the body belt, from which
line it 'tapers inward toward the
top. Slope of the windshield and
rear panel is even more pronounc
ed, both these members being in
clined more sharply. The tempered
plate glass rear window, used in all
models except the new cabriolet, is
of curved section, to blend with the
side and rear contours of the body.
Windshields are of the new high test
safety plate, and safety plate glass
is used in all side windows and
Bodies and larger, inside and out
and also more rigid. Seats are wid
er, and leg-room and head-room are
increased. Wider doors make for
easier ingress and egress. Numerous
interior refinements, which vary
among the three series, result in
luxury, comfort and convenience un
matched in previous years’ models,
in the Special De Luxe series, these
items include an illuminated clock
recessed in the glove compartment
door, and a light within the com
partment door, and a light within
the compartment which turns on
automatically when the door is
opened, regardless of whether the
other car lights are on or off.
With accident records of the State
Police showing a decrease of five
deaths during the first seven days
of October, from 13 last year to 8
this year, and reports from the
Counties showing wide-spread coop
eration in efforts to reduce the toll
of traffic fatalities, Governor Her
bert R. O’Conor expressed great
satisfaction with the results of Oct
ober Safety Week, October 1 to 7,
under the auspices of the Maryland
Safety Committee.
According to pratically complete
reports from the County chairmen
more than 100 Safety meetings v
held, with civic, fraternal, P. T. a.,
Veterans' and other groups, while
in the schools, extra periods de
voted to teaching Safety reached in
excess of 120,000 pupils, both paro
chial and public schools cooperat
ing- Several Counties told of church
i cooperation as well, one chairman
: reporting Safety talks from the pul
i pits of 27 churches, with approxi
mate total congregation of 2250.
The October Safety effort, Gov
, ernor O’Conor pointed out, was the
first of three such drives, ths ptheifi
Chapter II
How Changes in the Law Will Bone*
fit Older Workers
Of particular interest, at this
time, are the changes in the Soc
ial Security Act which apply to
workers who are nearly 66 and
those who have already reached the
age of 65. Under the amendments,
these are the men and women who
may receive annuities in the form
of old-age Insurance benefits, pay
able January 1, 1640, and there
A man or woman who has held a
job in a factory, shop, mill, mine,
store, hotel, theater, or in other em
ployment, covered by the Social
Security Act, and who has reached
65, is entitled to file claim for pay
ment of monthly old-age insurance
benefits, provided he has met a few
simple requirements.
During the first 2% years of the
social security program, payment of
old-age insurance was made to the
insured worker who reached age 65
and filed a claim for benefits. This
payment was in a lump-sum and
amounted to 3% percent of all tax
able wages received by the claimant
after 1936 and before he reached
age 65. The check was often quite
small and in most cases did not
amount to as much as flOO; so, of
course, it did not flurnish any last
ing security.
Amendments to the Social Secur
ity Act signed by the President on
August 10, 1939, provide that the
lump-sum payment to a worker
reaching age 65 should stop immed
iately. Instead, the older worker
now has an opportunity to get
monthly benefit payments for life.
The amount of the check will de
pend upon his wage earnings since
1936, but if he qualifies it will
never be less than flO per month.
Even if the older worker has al
ready received a lump-sum payment
or has filed a claim for such a pay
ment, he may file another claim for
monthly benefits. In case he has re
ceived a lump-sum payment and
then qualifies for monthly benefits,
the amount of this lump-sum pay
ment will be deducted from his
monthly benefits, later on.
For further information call or
write Luther Becker, Manager, 506
Park Avenue, Baltimore.
An illustrated article relating how
a French style designer has thrown
a bombshell into the fashion world
by re-introducing the tight-laced,
hip-length corset for modern women.
One of many features in the Novem
ber sth issue of The American
Weekly, distributed with the Balti
more Sunday Amrican. On sale at
all newsstands.
The American heiress prefers an
heir in a castle to a castle in the air.
being scheduled for the first weeks
of November and December. Acci
dent statistics over a period of
years, he said, indicated that the
last quarter of the year usually is
the worst from a fatality standpoint,
and it was for this reason these
three weeks were set aside, during
which to drive home to the people
of the State the seriousness of the
traffic situation on Maryland’s
streets and highways.
Thomas P. Abbott, Baltimore
merchant, general chairman of the
Maryland Traffic Safety Committee,
has issued a call for a meeting of
' the Executive Committee to consid
er the results achieved during Oct
| ober Safety Week, and to plan even
more comprehensively for the ob
’ servance of November Safety Week,
November 1 to 7.
“Results of this first week”. Gov
ernor O’Conor asserted, "were de
| cidedly beyond even our best hopes.
1 It is a satisfaction, decidedly, to
! think that we may have been at
least partly responsible for saving
five lives during the week. One
thing we can say with the utmost
| certainty, is that we have impressed
| upon a great many people of our.
1 State the distressing realization that
we have been, as a people, moat
negligent in our attitude to acci
dents an ddeaths from traffic, and
that this negative attitude must be
abandoned if we are to deserve the
title of reasoning human beings,
i “One most encouraging aspect ot
> our efforts to cut down loss of life
i on Maryland roads”, he continued,
i “is the splendid way the Counties,
i almost without exception, have re
- sponded to the call. While the Mary-
L land Traffic Safety Commission has
■ been expanded somewhat, to more
. than eighty members, each County
- has, in addition, organized its own
, sub-committee built around its two
i or more members on the general
committee. In every Instance, these
> County groups of ten to twenty have
i included outstanding men and wo
men, judges of the various circuits,
, mayors, presidents of the leading
i civic bodies and women’s groups.
■ The result is, that the State now
l has active in its service combined
■ forces of approximately 300 Safety
• minded persons, whose combined
l and cumulative effort unquestion
i ably will accomplish splendid results
- in the matter ot eliminating traffic
- deaths”.
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People must prefer goodness. Ton
1 never see wickedness financing itself
I bj means of a collection gl&to*

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