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The Midland Journal
VOL. LXV September Grand Jury Makes 71 Presentments Indictments Against 59 For Permitting Slot Machine Operation The Grand Jury of the September •term of Cecil Circuit Court was in session three dlays, and made pre sentments against 71 persons. Of this number, 69 were for permitting slot machines to operate in their places of business. The following are those indicted in connection with slot machien operation: Sara L. Boulden, Porter L. Davis, John Boulden, Nola V- Knott, Earl White, Hattie Vandenheuvel, George Magires, John Psom as, Henry Schneider, Addison D. Atkinson, Lewis E. Magaris, James Scott, Wil liam Marquis, Richard K. Barnes, Sandy Tamargo, Jerry McKonly, Kel sey Cox, Wanda E. Cox, Howard C. Kelly, Clarence E. Hammer, Oakley A. Sumpter and Howard Craig, John E- Croft, Charles E. Grove, U. Lee Runkles, William R. Winchester, Michael Saprono, Julius Weir, Wil liam Uuin and Ray Givler, Cather ine Frederick, Nunzioto Micucic, So phie Casiperson, Chares C. Boyd, Charles Pennington, Alfred Green, Henry Mwphy, William Reed, Wil liam Seultz, Charles H. Bailey, Jr., George Alger, Leonard Ramsauer, Michael Hrabec, Luther Postel 1, George W. Torbert and Viola C. Tarberi, Loney T. Woolford, William Hornberger, William J. Hope, Woody Brown, Samuel A. Sturgeon, Alvin S. Edwards, Charles Nelson, D- For rest Hawthorne, Stacy Lewis (2), C. Cleaves Miller and J. Roland Heldmeyer. The other indictments returned, some of two charges, were the fol lowing: Lena Jackson and Melvin Jackson, for selling alcoholic beverages with out a license; Rudolph Jackson, coL, for larceny; Joseph Vandyke, for stealing fpur hogs; Melvin A. Forak er, larceny; Joseph Vandyke, Melvin A. Foraker, William Sando, and Leonard Elswick, for larceny; Leon ard Elswick, larceny; Wm. L. Rich ards, larceny; Frank S. Strough, for murder, bench warrant issued; Tom mie Howard, for murder; Leon Biggs for disturbing the public peace- The Jury in its report recommend ed “that the law enforcement officers be exceptionally vigilant and energet ic during these unusuial times, in investigating gambling and appre hending all violators.” This sugges tion, however, is not intended as a reflection on our public officials “We express our disapproval of anonymous complaints. Such per sons should have courage enough to appear and supply the authorities with legal and sufficient evidence.” m Maryland Farmers To Map Food Drive Plans for the 1944 “Food for Vic tory” campaign of the Maryland far mers will be mapped at a meeting of State agricultural leaders at Col lege Park October 11 to 13. Numer ous State and Federal agencies will be represented at the conference called by Joseph H. Blandford, chair man of the Maryland United States Department of Agriculture War Board- m Fire Destroys Clothing A large number from the Elktonvi cinlty lost some of their Sunday best and other clothing one morning, when fire damaged the Elkton Tailor A shipment of clothes and blankets had just been returned from a cleaner and; it was thought that friction caused the fire. The Singerly Fire Company extinguished the flames before they spread to all pans of the building. The loss is estimated at about 9400. ■ Location Of Bridge • Over Canal Protested At the public hearing relative to the location of Che new highway bridge over the Chesapeake and Del aware Lanai at Chesapeake City, the Comml-*donerß of the town, through their attorney, James Weinroth, pro tested .Uie present site and urged that the War Department move the bridge further west to a point known as the "water tower.” Mr. Weinrofh gave as the Town's objection, that - ,tire Commissioners would be depriv ed of mch tax money if the present site was finally selected. Various views were expressed at the meeting, and apparently, the ma jority desired to see the new bridge emcted at or near the site of the structure which WM destroyed. | v**V ** ■y'U" m' &•’ RISING SUN, CECIL COUNTY, MD„ FRIDAY. OCTOBER RATION BOOK NO. 4 ISSUED OCTOBER 28-30 War Ration Books No. 4 are to be distributed in Baltimore and Maryland counties through the pub lic schools, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, October 28, 29, and 30, J. William Eggleston, State rationing officer for the OPA, announces. Mr. Eggleston added that the hours for issuance of the books had not been determined, and it is not known whether the schools will be closed at any time during that week, or whether sessions will be shorten ed. He said issuance of Ration Book No. 4, which is designed to cover two years and to be used beginning some time in November, involves the simplest procedure the OPA has yet worked out. It will be necessary for applicants to present Ration Book No. 3 in or der to obtain Ration Book No. 4, but no declaration of rationed goods on hand will be required, according to Mr. Eggleston. He said any member of a house hold may register for the entire household and receive the No- 4 books upon presentation of the No. 3 books covering all the persons for whom he is registering. n New “A” Gas Ration Books Distribution of new basic “A” gasoline ration books is expected to be completed by October 21, with the first book issued within the week, j. William Eggleston, State ration ing officer for ithe OPA, announced. Under orders now effective the current “A” books are valid until November 21. Mr- Eggleston admitted, however, that new instructions might be re ceived which shorten the validity date of the A-6 coupons, thereby increasing the gasoline allowance for A-book users. Mr. Eggleston announced that ap plicants for supplemental gasoline rations, who fall into the B and C classifications, will receive slightly different coupons after October 1. The new coupons will be marked “B-l” and “C-l” instead of simply B or C. This is a pant! of a fixed pol icy to vary appearances of coupons to combat black market operations. For the present, none of the cou pons which become valid on Sep tember 1 has been recalled. The new-type coupons will be issued, cur rently, only to new applicants. a Enrollment At Rising Sun High School Enrollment in the Rising Sun High School reached the total of 164 pu pils during the first two weeks, with the possibility of eleven pupils still outside the school, working or oth erwise detained, who will enroll soon. This brings the enrollment up to the standard! prescribed by the state offices Ibr the maintenance of the teaching staff .presenty engaged at this school. In addition to Professor William C. Graham, Jr., the school is staffed by the following: Miss Eva P. Nut ter, English and Mathematics; Mrs. Daniel M. Fraser, Social Studies and Library; Miss Evelyn Smith, Natural Science; Mrs. Habbart Mc coy Home Economics; Miss Sara .A Spangler, Music; Warren Warren, industrial Arts; Raymond M. Shing ler, Natural Science, Mathematics, and Physical Education; George B- Prettyman, English, Spanish, and Mathematics- Mr. Graham, the Prin cipal, instructs in Social Studies and Business Training. Of those teachers named, Miss Smith, Miss Spangler, and Mrs. McCoy are recent additions to the faculty, though Mrs. McCoy will be remembered as teacher of Home Economics here several years aigo, prior to her resigning. Mrs. .vicCoy, realizing the acute need for experienced teachers, offered her .ervices to the county; her appoint ment to this school was well receiv ed by the community. m X Officer’s Car Stolen While Newark’s Town Officer was telephoning one morning last week, a bold thief drove off in his car, left in tront of the building. Some hours later, word was received from State Police that ithe car had! been aban aoned in Seaford, Del., and had been .aken to the Bridgeville Police Sta tion- I twas stated that the motor oi the car had been badly damaged when the cooling system ran dry and 't)he car would have to be towed jack to Newark. . At Seaford, it was stated that the person who stole the car left it In the middle of the street and jump ing out of the police car, made off | with another car tron that town- BACK THE ATTACK WITH A BOND I “The long, hard march to Berlin and Tokyo has just begun. If you ,think it will be easy, if you think we can win this fight with one hand —then you are wrong, dangerously wrong.” These words from Secretary Mor- genthau of the Treasury Department, we believe, are timely and true. The Italian victory Is only the beginning, We can make of that victory the oc- casion of a celebration in buying more War Bondß, or we can take the dangerous position of complacency, a position so dangerous it can easily 1 lose this war for us. Our men on the battle lines In Italy and the South Pacific are not resting—they are not complacent— they are face-to-face with the grim i killers of our cruel, implacable ene- mies. And we cannot, have that fight- i lug front without a supporting front i here at home. The people of this com- munity are in the service of their SOCIAL AND PERSONAL MENTION Miss Norma C. Price, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomaa Price, of Co lora, has entered: the Freshman class of Wesley Junior College, Dover, Delaware. She was a member of the 1943 graduating class of Rising Sun High School. Miss Betty Hagen, one of the teachers in the Elkton High School, has passed an examination for the WAVES, amdi expects soon to be as signed to a training school ito pre pare for a commission. - Pvt. Marshall Brown, of the Quartermaster Dep’t., Camp Polk, Louisiana, has been spending a fif teen day fu lough at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elwood Brown, Rising Sum. Harry D- Barnes, of Elkton Bar, has entered Washington College, Chestertown, as a student. It is un derstood! that Mr. Barnes will take up the study of medicine. The many friends of Mrs. 'George Mix are glad to know that she Is again able to be about after an Ill ness extending over a period of four teen weeks. Mrs- Samuel Moore, Mr. and Mrs. Claude Clark and daughter, Delta ville, Va., were recent guests of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Crothers. Dr. and Mrs. William Workman, Mt. Joy, Pa., were guests Wednesday of Mrs. Mary Cherry and Miss Lou ise Worthington. Rev. and Mrs. Oliver Collins and daughter were guests Sunday of Rev. and Mrs, J. R. Bicking. Mrs- Harold Jones, of near town, is a patient in the Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore. Miss Mae Johnson spent the week with Mrs. Miller Hall, Calvert. Mrs. J. E. Crothers, Zion, was the week-end guest of Mr- andi Mrs. Harvey Ewing. Mrs. R. J. Shingler, of Altoona, Pa-, spent the week-end with her son, Raymond Shingler and family. Minister Leaves For Central America Rev. A. W. Konrad, who has been pastor at Grace Bible Chapel, near Calvert, for some years, has left for a now field of labor in Gautamala, Central America- Rev. Konrad and family left some days ago for Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where they will visit relatives, then go to lowa for a visit before going to Guatamala City, where they will start their new work- —a Dwelling On Farm Of W. D. Ewing Damaged The residence on the farm of Wil liam D. Ewing, located near Blue Ball, this county, was badly damaged Thursday last by fire of undetermin -1 oh origin. ’ The flames were first discovered ' in the upper part of the building. ' Neighbors in that section, with aid * of one of the local fire companies, Anally succeeded in saving the build -1 ing from total destruction. Some of ' the houeshold goods were destroyed. " The lose is estimated at near $1,1)00. 1 a r 1 % I Historic St. Stephen’s Protestant Episcopal Church, near Earlevilde, , where services were held during the , past spring and summer, has been closed for the winter. Until next I spring, services will be held In the Episcopal Chapel In Cecil ton- country as much as though they were called Into battle. That service con gists of doing jobs we must do In production andl to support with every cent of our surplus earnings the Third War Loan drive. What sacrifice have we made com parable to those boys at the front? We grumble some about gas ra tioning. We can’t get thick Juicy steaks any more. Service Is not what It formerly was, prices are up—but is there any compaMson with your trifling Inconveniences and the sac rifices these American sons are mak lag? We are thousands of miles from the danger zone, yet our dollars will be as deadly to the enemy as bullets fired on the front lines, and our dol lars must be fighting dollars in the form of War Bonds, if we do our pa itriotic duty in this Third War Loan, Buy a War l Bond! Mrs. H. K. Thomas attended the 1 graduation exercises of the Metho dist Hospital, in Philadelphia, on 1 Thursday. Miss Alice Chamberlain and Miss Ruth Owens were two of 1 the graduates, and are close friends | of Mrs. Thomas. Mrs- Miller Hall, Calvert, enter- 1 talned fit dinner on Sunday even- ■ lng the Misses Amy Crothers, Mary * Brown, Francis Crothers, Rosemary J and Dorothy Fell, Lillie and Pauline England, Vesta and Leone Kincaid. Mrs. Ben Pogue and children, Su- ‘ zanne and Ben, Jr., who have been • with Capt- Pogue at a camp in Ari zoan, are spending some time with , Mr. and Mrs. William Pogue. Ben 1 Is now stationed at Indiantown Gap, Pa. Mrs. Arthur Ford, Mrs. Burrell 1 Kilmer and small daughter, Towson, < Md., were guests Wednesday of Mrs. • Mary Cherry and Miss Louise Worth- < ington. | A number of relatives and friends attended the wedding Saturday at 1 Mechanicsburg, Pa-, of Walter Cam- < eron, Jr., and Miss Edith Forney. , < - - J Mr. and Mrs. Taylor Wilson, Eas- > ton, Pa., spent the week-end with ! Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Wilson. < ■ I Miss Louisa Smith, of Bay View, has entered Wilmington Memorial 1 Hospital, for training. 1 i Mr. and Mrs- R. G- Wilson visited their son, Billy, in New York City over the week-end. 1 Mrs. Lydia McCummings, Philadel- i phia, was the guest Thursday of Miss i Helen Reeder. Miss Jennie Heyberger, Oxford, Pa., was ithe recent guest of Mrs. Cinton Logan. Mr. and Mrs- Norman Pyle, Phila delphia, are visiting Mr. and Mrs. Job Kirk. Mrs. Rose Dugan is visiting Phila delphia relatives. Miss Lorraine Fassitt is visiting Miss Laura Townes, Richmond, Va. Brown-W ebster The marriage of Ruth Anniß, daughter of Mr. and Mra Jerry D. Brown, Conowingo, R. D., and Pvt. Wllmer S. Webster, Oxford, R. D., took place Saturday, Sept- 11th, at 4:30 o’clock, in the Rising Sun Methodist Church, the pastor, Rev. J. R. Bicking, officiating. The atten dants were Miss Ann Muller, Lan caster, and Howard Brown, Notting ham. ■ ■ - Graham-Rawlings Mr. and Mrs. William C.‘ Graham, Zion, announce the marriage of their daughter, Rosemary, to Cpl- Robert Rawlings, Sept. 7th, in Or lando, Florida, the ring ceremony being performed by Rev. A. Fred Furnesß. Only the bride’s mother and Miss Madeline Wilson, Middletown, Del., and a few other friends were present at the wedding. The bride wore a dress of aqua blue crepe, with white accessories andi a corsage of .gardenias and tea roses. For the present, Mrs- Rawlings will make her home with her par ents at Zion. The groom, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe Rawlings of near Rising Sun, has served two years in tlhe army and is now stationed at an Army base in Orlando, Florida. . ■■— ■ Rom Bank Sunday School will ob serve Rally Day on Sunday, October 10th. ——— CECIL NEARING $750,000 GOAL IN WAR BOND DRIVE The third war loan drive In Cecil County is nearing its goal, according to C. Albert Ringotd, local chairman. Reports show that the county has subscribed to more than $600,000. It is believed that before .the end of the present week the county’s quota of $750,000 will be reached. ■ Mortgage Burning Service Rev. Oliver J. Collins, District Superintendent, Wilmington, Del., preached Sunday morning from the text, “And Jesus entered into one of the bo&ts, which was Simon’s.” The mortgage burning service was impressive, Rev. Frank White, repre senting the pastor when the parson age was built, and Thomas Rober son representing the church, held a silver plate on which was the paper reresentatlve of the mortgage. Dr. Collins applied the match which soon bffrned the mortgage- The con- . gregatlon sang “Praise God from ( Whom All Blessings Flow.” Sepcial music—Solo, “How Beautiful upon the Mountains,” Miss Spangler; “The Voice of God Is Calling,” Senior Choir; Junior Choir, “Rejoice.” At the evening service Marlon Mc- Cardell and Juanita Duncan were leaders of the M. Y. F. Prayer by Edwin L. Haines. Scripture reading. Reading on the topic, “Seeking Hap piness,” Juanita Duncan; singing, Junior choir, “On the Other Side”; duet, Mary Jane Buck and Marie Me- j Mullen, “The Lord Is My Shepherd." The pastor preached from the text, “And Jesus passing through the midst of ithem, went His way.” Next Sunday is World-Wide Communion Day. ■ - Recreation Centers For War Workers 1 On Saturday night, Sept. 25, the Federal Public Authority opened two Community buildings for use of Elk- ( ton war workers. One building is lo- j cated on Singerly road, the other at Booth Village, at the end of Stock- ] ton street. : The Triumph Explosives, Inc., and ( the National Fireworks Co., provid- , ed entertainment in the form of , dance bands for ithe opening. Van , Alexander’s band from the Rose ball , room on Broadway performed, at , Singerly Village; Eddie Durham , and his all-star girl orchestra enter- , tained at Booth Village. These buildings provide an audi torium, game rooms, library, snack bars, and at Bootih Village, a cafe teria. a Announce Engagement Mr- and Mrs. T. Ernest Brickley, of Plalnsfield, N. J., formerly of this county, announced the engagement ctfi their daughter, Miss Elizabeth Foster Brickley, to Capt. Paul E. Feiring, son of Mrs. Edward A. Feir ing, of Plalnsfield. The announce ment was made at a luncheon-bridge on Miss Brickley’s birthday, Satur day, Sept 18 th. Miss Brickley is a teacher in the Plalnsfield! Schools and Capt. Feiring is serving overseas with the 165 Feild Artillery Battilion. The Brick leys were residents of Perry Point for many years, where he was em ployed at the reservation. About teu years ago they were transferred to a similar position at Plalnsfield. Her father will also be remembered as a popular baseball player in the old Cecil county league when he played with Rising Sun. Announcement of the engagement of Miss Anna Margaret Wolters, daughter of Mrs. Louise Wolters, of Philadelphia, to Mr. Louis Godfrey Craig, son of Mr. and Mrs. Erven R. Craig of Chesapeake City, was made at a recent dinner served at the ' home of Mrs. Frank Craig, Cecilton. Miss Wolters is a graduate of West Philadelphia High, and is em ployed as a dental technician by H. D. Justi and Son, Inc- Mr- Craig, a hospital apprentice, first class, U- S. N. R., Is stationed at Philadelphia Naval Hospital, ' specializing in nenro -phsychiatry, and is a graduate of George Biddle High School, Cecilton. The wedding will be solemnised in the near future. Appointed Trustee Of Poor And Insane The Board of County Commission ers of Cecil County have appointed Henry Hess of Fair Hill, a member of the Board of Trustees of Poor and Insane for this county to fill the vacancy caused by the death of his brother, George L. Hess, who died about three weeks. —■ ■ Havre de Grace City Council has fixed the tux rate tor 1944 at SI.OO on each SIOO of assessable property. NO. 13 Fire Prevention Week To Be Ob i served Oct. 3-9 “Fires Fight For The Axis” Is Slogan To Home Owners The public is uqrged by the Mary land Firemen to (participate in this program. “FIRES FIGHT FOR THE AXIS” is the slogan directed to America’s home-owners during Fire Prevention Week, which will be observed! this year from October 3 to 9. Replace ment of (furnishings destroyed by Are and the rebuilding of a ruined home rob the war Industries of raw materials vitally needed for other purposes. To prevent personal loss and to ipreserve goods and equip ment for war uses, all home-owners are urged to sweep their home clean of fire hazards during Fire Preven tion Week and maintain a constant watchfulness for 'fire dangers throughout the year. The observance of Fire Prevention Week, from October 3-9, goes hand in hand with iihe national conserva tion campaign. One of the major fire hazards that should be eliminated in every home is accumulations of rubbish; yet this same rubbish may contain materials useful to the war effort. Waste patper, rags, old clothes, old mattTesses, furniture, boxes, bro ken toys and other hazardous accu mulations should be cleaned out dur ing Fire Prevention Week and turn ed over to authorized salvage col lecting agencies- Elimination of all otther hazards in the home is an es sential of over-all conservation in its protection of both structure and furnishings against damage or de struction due to fire. The great majority of farm fires, factory fires, and residential fires in the United States are a result of or dinary carelessness and familiar hazards, and the purpose of Fire Prevention Week 1b -to teach all citi zens the necessity for eliminating fire hazards. Fire Defense is a form of conservation. It is a positive con tribution to the war effort. It is ear nestly hoped that farmers, laborers, managers, housewives and even chil dren will take ipant in this year’s observance of Fire Prevention Week and continue in the fight against fire throughout the year. The Firemen of Maryland not only are ready to answer an alarm of fire but are willing and anxious to help the residents of their communities in the elimination of fire hazards. ■ Court Action On Ducking Blind A consent decree has been issued by the Court at Elkton, requiring John Scheaffer, Bessie Wallace, Roy M. Boyd, Polk Steele, Howard and T. W. Trainer to move their ducking blinds away from a line agreed upon by the game warden and all parties concerned. This line in the court’s decree is the same line that Boyd and Trainer have been attempting to get the plaintiffs to recognize since 1940. a Forney-Cameron A very pretty wedding was solem nized at the The First; Church of God, Mechanicsburg, Pa, on Satur day afternoon, when Miss Edith H. Forney, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur R. Forney, became the bride of Mr. Walter Merrice Camer on, Jr., son of Mr. WalterM- Camer on, Sr., of Rising Sun, Md. The church was decorated in green and white, with ferns and white crysanthemums. Candelabras of ca thedral candles lighted the altar. The bride wore a gown of white satin with court train and finger-tip lengtth veil. Her only ornament was a string of pearls, igift of the groom. The bride’s attendants presented a very pretty picture. Their dresses were of blending shades of blue taffe ta, and they carried yellow daisies. Mrs. John Kimble, sister of the groom, was matron of honor, Miss Blanche Forney, maid of honor. The bridesmaids were Mrs. George Cam eron, Miss Anne Williams, Miss Edith Williams and Miss Marguerite Williams. Ushers were Robert Cameron, Wil iam McNamee, John Kimble and Mr. Forney. Promptly at one o’clock the bride entered the church on the arm of her father, who gave her in marriage, the double ring ceremony being used. The bridegroom was attended by his brother as best man, Mr. George W. Cameron. Ajflter a reception at the bride’s home, the happy couple left by auto mobile, amid a shower of rice, for a trip through Pennsylvania.