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The Midland Journal
E Tv i £> J VOL. LX.V Tire Supply Warning Given Quota For June Will Not Meet The Demands Officials Say Although the number of new pas senger car tires available to State motorists under rationing in June is 45 per cent above the May total, officials of the Maryland OPA have warned that the supply would not meet the demand of eligible motor ists. With a backlog of 8,000 new-tire certificates yet to be filled because the May quota was exhausted, Leo McCormick, State OPA director, and J. William Eggleston, State rationing officer, have advised ration boards to “screen all aplicatlons carefully” andj to release tires to those engaged in “most essential” operations first. “If the ration quotas remain at present high levels, we may absorb the backlog in several months,” an OPA official said. “Meantime, we have urged inspec tion stations and ration boards to require recapping of tires wherever this is practicable. This policy must not be relaxed. “Although more synthetic tires are being released for private car use, the recent relaxation of eligibility requirements for new tires means that so many motorists are eligible to secure them that the supply is en tirely inadequate.” Under the new rules, all B and C card holders are eligible for new tires. Previously, only C card holders could get certificates for new casings. In May, Maryland’s quota for pas senger cars was 16,930 tires. This month it is 24,612. The small truck tire quota was 3,4 48 in May; it is 4,438 in June. But the quota of large truck tires, the stock of which is described as critically short, stood at 1,401 in May, and was set at 1,422 for June. Bradlley Dewey, rubber director, announced 1,600,000 new passenger and motorcycle tires had been alloca ted for civilian use in the nation in June, an increase of 2,000,000 over the May quota. a Youth Recreation Council A Youth Recreation Council has been organized at Elkton. H. E. Mc- Bride, County Superintendent of Schools, has been chosen chairman; Mrs. Henry Young, vice-chairman; Ellis Rollins, finance chairman and treasurer, and Mrs. Rhoda Sutton, secretary. It is proposed to raise a budget and engage at least two play ground workers to organize during July and August regular daily schedules of games, activities and school events for the young people of the town, es pecially for the children and youth under 18 years of age. Play grounds at the Elementary school and at Eder Park and at the high school will be used. Civic organizations and indi viduals are being asked to contribute to the fund which will make this program possible. a Curfew Law In Effect Elkton’s curfew law making it uff lawfui for any boy or girl under 16 years of age to be on the streets of that town, unless with their parent or guardian after ten o’clock at night is working well according to a re port of the town police, as they have not had a single violation. The pen alty rests on the parents of a violator and is a fine of SSO and costs or 20 days in jail- ffl Post Chaplain At Fort Miles Rev. Howard Davis, of near Lewes, Del., formerly of Perryville, a retir ed Methodist minister, has been as signed duties as post chaplain at Fort Miles, replacing Chaplain James H. Bishop. a Calvert High School Commencement The sermon to the graduates of Calvert High School was delivered Sunday evening, June 4, in Rosebank Methodist chun-ch by Rev. R. R. Ste phens. Class night exercises were held Wednesday eventng in the High School auditorium. Commencement Thursday morning, June 8 at 10:30 o’clock. The graduates: Grace Ewing, Rosemary Fell, Miriam K. Hall, Jan et M. Wilson, Mary L. Wilson, James R. Mendenhall, Frances E. Crothers, Helen P. Dillman, Betty M. O'Brien, Nan V. Rittenhouee, Vera Yale. The seventh grade commencement eras held at the same time as that 9t the high school. RlSlNcNglffi, COUNTY, MD„ FRIDAY. JUNE 9,1944 FLAG DAY JUNE 14 MARKS 167th ANNIVERSARY The people of the United States celebrate on June 14 the anniversary of the adoption of the Star Spangled Banner as the Flag of their Country. On June 14, 1777, Congress re solved; “That the Flag of the United States be thirteen stripes, alternately red andi white; that the Union be thirteen stars, white In a blue field, representing a NEW CONSTELLA TON." In the 167 years that have passed the Flag has waved proudly over a free nation. It has been carried to the far cor ners of the earth, In war and in peace by men haippy to serve under It, will ing to die for it. It has been the world’s greatest symbol of the ideal of human free dom. It has beckoned millions of un happy people out of oppression to a land of real opportunity. It has conferred upon all worthy of it the right to the pursuit of hap piness. It has provided a haven in which freedom of worship, freedom of thought and opinion, were inalien able rights. The Flag itself, of course, has done none of these things, given none of these rich benefits to America and the world. It only represents what America has done as a nation, and what Americans have done as a people- The Flag of tlfte United States is the thrilling symbol of what America means to those privileged to BE Americans. It Is perhaps the most beautiful emblem ever raised for the adoration of any people. It is beautiful not alone in Its mag nificent combination of fabric and color, of Inspiring Stars and Stripes. Its rarest beauty is in its spiritual significance, in the ideals for which it stands, in the lofty principles to which it imparts the attributes of everlasting endurance. a Flags Dedicated A large congregation attended the exercises at Rosebank Methodißt Church, Calvert, on Sunday 4|er noon, at three o’clock, when two togs —the Christian and the flag of the United States —gifts of the Women’s Society of Christian Service, were dedicated with impressive ceremon ies. The newly appointed pastor, Rev. R. R. Stephens, was the speaker of the occasion. The flags were presented by Mrs. Helen Foster, president of the so ciety, the congregation rising and giving the pledges of allegiance. Other numbers on the program included: Origin of the Flags, Mrs. Florence England; duet, The Old Rugged Mrs. Miller Hall and Mrs. Charles Reisler; poem, The American Flag, Mrs. George Gifford; solo, Miss Ves ta Kincaid; poem, Salute the Iflag, Mrs. Norman Fell- a Appointed To State War Ballot Commission The appointment of State Senator James W. Hughes, of Elkton, Cecil County, to the State War Ballot Com mission has been announced by dov ernor O’Conor. Senator Hughes will replace Sena tor Wilmer Fell Davis, who resigned because of his candidacy for Con gress in the State’s First Congres sional District. Tentative arrangements for effec tuating the absentee voting provision of Chapter 1 on the Acts of the 1944 Special Session of the Legislature were made at a recent meeting of the War Ballot Commission, the Gover nor said. The act became effective June 1. H Congregation Ad mitted To Poto* mac District The Glad Tidings Pentecos ta 1 church in Elkton Heights, built prin cipally by the members of (he con gregation, has been admitted into the Potomac District Council of the As semblies of God, with headquarters at Springfield, Mo. The Rev. John D. Tubbs has been appointed pastor of the church. ffl Sgt. Harding In Hawaii T|S Robert L. Harding of Calvert, according to a letter to his wife, is now in the Hawaiian Islands. He left the West Coast with a Medical Battalion. While on one of the Ha waiian Islands, he mat Thomas Ram sey, also of Calvert, who had pre ceded him there by some weeks. Harding is a graduate of West Not tingham Academy and was employed before induction with the Philadel phia Electric Company at Conowlngo. The Fifth War Loan Drive Plans To Open On June 12th With Goal Of Six teen Billion Texarkana, named for three states and straddling two of them, will be civilian America’s forum on June 12 from which Secretary of the Treasury Henry Morgenthau, Jr., will sound the call for D-Day on the home front. From this comiparatively small community, in reality two munici palities, Texarkana, Texas, and Tex arkana, Arkansas, the sth War Loan battlecry “Back the Attack —BUY MORE THAN BEFORE,” will thun der to every hamlet and metropolis in the land. The ears of the fighting world, in cluding millions of Americans now in life-or-d'eath combat with the ene my, will be turned to Texarkana, as a tiny radio station, KCMC, a Mutual affiliate, feeds the story to all Amer ica and by shortwave overseas. For the first time, a war loan drive will be officially opened from a city other than Washington, D. C., when Secretary of the Treasury Henry Morgenthau, Jr., goes to Texarkana to speak on a national program beamed to overseas listeners as well. The sth War Loan Victory-cry “Back the Attack—BUY MORE THAN BE FORE,” will emanate from a town of 50,000 population which has al ready started its sth War Loan at tack. Our community will have its part in the sth War Loan Drive. Twenty four patriotic business firms and in dividuals of this town and vicinity are sponsoring a Treasury Depart ment advertising campaign, When a full page advertisement will appear weekly in The Midland Journal, the name of each sponsor appearing in the advertisements %very other week. Our community and Cecil County as a whole is helping in this big push by "backing the attack” on the home front. Read these live advertisements each week. Awarded Scholarship Robert Mcßride, son of Mr. and H. E. Mcßride, Elkton Heights, and a senior at the Elkton High School has received the Alumni Regional Scholarship for the Washington Dis trict to M. I. T„ Boston. Mcßride was first in a competitive examina tion. H Waste Paper Drive The third waste paper drive in Elkton was held Sunday by the Boy Scouts who made the collections with trucks furnished by the Elk Paper Company Mills at Childs. The pro ceeds from the sale of the paper goes to the Scout Building fund. SOCIAL AND PERSONAL MENTION Among those who attended the June meeting of the Children's Aid Society at the home of Mr. Standley Evans, Elkton, on Friday were Miss Bertha Balderston, Colora; Mrs. Mary Taylor, Conowingo; Mrs. Miller Hall, Calvert; Mrs. Miller, Cherry Hill; Miss A. Mabel Reynolds, Rising Sun. Mrs. Noel Bruce Williams, Miss Miriam Brown Williams and Mrs. Jesse A. Zeiger left Saturday night for Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Indiana, Where the marriage of Miss Miriam Brown Williams and Lt. William O. Zeiger will take place. Virginia Hovermille had the mis fortune to fall at school at Calvert and break her wrist This is the third time the little girl has suffered a broken arm. Mr. and Mrs. Monroe Fristoe, Maytown, Va., and Mrs. J. W. Chen ault. Daphne, Va., are visiting Mrs. Russell Fristoe. Mrs. Rufus Benjamin, Sr., Port Deposit, was the week-end guest of her daughter, Mrs. Francis M. Ken nard. ~ 4 Mr. and Mrs. William M. Pogue are visiting their son, William R. Pogue, and family, Pittsburgh, Pa. Mrs. Addie Haines, Kenn et t Square, Pa., is visiting Mrs.' Ettie White. Mrs. Walter Umberger, Johnston, Pa., is the guest of Mrs. Samuel Keim. Wilson Ewing spent Sunday with relatives in Avondale, Pa- Miss Isabell Pogue is visiting rel atives in Freehold, New Jersey. r Graduation Exer cises Of Rising Sun High School Class Of Twenty-Two Will Receive Diplomas The graduation exercises of Rising Sun High School were scheduled to take place in the high school audi torium here at eight o’clock Tuesday evening of this week, when a class of twenty-two was to be awarded diplomas. The program for the ev ening follows: Processional, Pomp and Circum stance, Miss Sara T. Spangler, Di rector of Music; invocation, Dr. S- J. Venable; The Victory Is Ours, Class of 1944; Master of Ceremon ies, Edward Graybeal; Our Pledge To Victory; Stout Hearted Men, Ju nior Chorus; A Knowledge Charter, Helen MacCauley; A Christian Char ter, Ellen Clendenin; Let’s Bring New Glory to Old Glory, Marching Along Together, Junior Chorus; The Soldier, Edward McCummings; The Red Cross Nurse, Helen Fitzgerald; The Civilian, Henry Coulter; Amer ica the Beautiful, Junior Chorus; Our Pledge to Peace; Onward, Ye Peoples, Prayer of Thanksgiving, Senior Chorus; The World Is Round, Mabel Conraid ; Presentation of Awards; Presentation of Diplomas, Wm. C. Graham, Jr., Principal; The Graduates’ Creed, Beverly Martin; benediction, Rev. Frank White; The Star-Sangled Banner. Class Roll —Ruby Anderson, Ruth Elizabeth Alexander, George Worth ington Carr, Ellen Ray Clendenin, Mabel Lillian Conrad, Henry Boyd Coulter, Francis Leo Durham, Wii mer Kurtz Bird Fisher, Helen Eliza beth Fitzgerald, Clarence Edward Graybeal, Wilbur Roland Kyle, Rob ert Eugene Lyle, Beverly Alice Mar tin, Helen Emilie MacCauley, Ethel Irene MacCauley, Edward L. McCum mings, Branham Dickson Perry, Mabel Delia Rawlings, John Albert Redding, Jr., Norris Eugene Settle, Hazel LaVenia Trimble, William Richard Waddell. Class Flower—American Beauty Rose; Class Colors—Blue and White. m Third Application For Beer Joint License For the third time application has been made to the, License Board for Cecil County, for a license for the sale of beer at the corner of Cherry and Queen Streets, in Rising Sun. The two previous applications were vigorously protested by residents of the town, and the board refused to grant the licenses. The latest appli cation has been made by Vernon C. Cowan, and the board will hold open hearing on Tuesday, June 27. Guests Sunday of Mr. and Mrs. Willis Ely were Mr. and Mrs. George Jackson, West Chester; Mr. and Mrs. Paul West and daughter, Honey brook, Pa.; Lieuit. (j. g.) Lionel Jackson, Bainbridge. Lieut. Jackson leaves for sea duty on Wednesday. Joseph Touchton, Jr., Philadel phia, spent from Friday until Tues day with his parents, Mr. and 1 Mrs. Joseph Touchton. Joseph graduates Thursday from Brown Preparatory School, Philadelphia. Mr. and Mrs. Willis Ely attended the Conference of Harleysville Mu tual Casualty Company at the Lord Baltimore Hotel, Monday afternoon, followed by a banquet in the evening;. Miss Irene Smith, Home Demon stration Agent, entertained the Homemakers Club at her home at Zion on Thursday, June 1. Mrs. Ruth Hall and son David, Richmond, Va., and Miss Evelyn Don sife, Frederick, are visiting Mrs. Emma Donsife. Lieut, (j. g.) and Mrs. Edward McClellan and daughter, Carol, are visiting relatives in Knoxville, Tenn. Mrs. Hilda Wood, Baltimore, was the week-end guest of Mrs. Marian E. Fehr. Rev. J. W. Prettyman, of Zion, is a ipatient in West Grove, Pa., Hos pital- Mrs. Carrie Cameron is improving in health at the Havre de Grace hos pital. Children's Day, June 18, at the Methodist Church.' Harry Roberson and Edward Gen try spent Memorial Day in Pbilada. AMERICAN RED CROSS ACTIVE I IN COUNTY The regular monthly meeting of the Board of Directors of the Cecil County Red Cross was held In Rising Sun, May 25, with 14 persons pres ent- The chairman reported SIO,OOO left in the chaipter treasury from last year and a balance of $277.98 In the camp and hospital fund. SIOO.OO was donated by the Moose Lodge for the ■ War Fund, but was received too late ' for that purpose and was turned over to the chapter for other uses. The canteen went into action In 1 Elkton on May 4 to assist 12 families : left homeless by a fire. Food was pre ' pared for 50 people and a surplus left over was given to the USO. These families were also helped in other ways by the Red Cross. The quota of surgical dressings for June and July is put at 120,000 a month, with the probability that the 1 army and navy will ask that the quantity be doubled. There is urgent need of surgical dressings workers in all branches. It was reported that 168 pints of blood had been obtained at Perry Point in May at the time of the visit of the blood donor unit. The unit will be in Elkton again on June 19 and 20. Fifty units of plasma are now in storage at the emergency hos ’ pital in Elkton. The Home Service chairman re ported 115 cases in May. This work seems to be definitely on the Increase. A room over Frazer’s drug store 1 on Main street in Elkton has been procured for a monthly rental for ’ the Red Cross office. The Secretary is there from 10 to 1 daily to answer inquiries or to give Information- A special fund of SSOO was set up for production work. It was voted to 1 make and fill 432 kit bags to be paid for by the Chapter. a Burkins-Dixon A very pretty wedding took place . in Mt. Pleasant church Sunday, June 4th, when Miss Mary Martha Burkins daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edson Bur kins, of Colora, became the bride of Mr. Francis E. Dixon, of Colora. Mr. Dlxca has made bis home with Mr. and Mrs. Lewi Balderston for several years. The bride’s dress was of white net over white silk and she carried brides roses. The briedsmaid wias Miss Lu cille Suskie, Colora, who wore blute net over blue silk and carried yellow . roses. The best man was Mr. James Dixon, Colora, brother of the groom. , The flower girl was little Miss Doro . thy Ann Reynolds, niece of the bride. . Rev. J. Howard Link, pastor of the • church, performed the ceremony. Mrs. Joseph Pogue played the wed , ding march. ’ A reception was held at the home , of the bride’s parents immediately . after the wedding, for the relatives and a few near friedns.of the bride ! and groom. One and twenty-eight were served with ice cream and cake- The bride received several beautiful and useful presents, includ ing money. Mr. and Mrs. Dixon left for a short honeymoon and on their . return will be at their new home ! near Colora after June 11. Both are graduates of Rising Sun ■ High School. 1 Those from Rising Sun who at i tended were Mrs. Joseiph Pogue and daughters, Josephine and Patsy; Mr. and Mrs. Allee McNamee; Mr. and . Mrs. William McNamee and son, . Billie; Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Jones; Mrs. Cecil McMullen; Mr. and Mrs. , William McMullen and family; Mr r Clifford Marker. B Baldwin-W asem Mr. and 1 Mrs. Robert L. Baldwin, [ Jr., of Perry Point, announce the , marriage of their daughter, Ensign . Marie Reed Baldwin, USNR, to Lieut. Edgar Frederick Wasem, Jr., USNR, - son of Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Wasem, of i 401 Balsam Avenue, Bakersfield, : California, on Wednesday, June 7. Ensign Baldwin is a graduate of Perryville High School and attended , Jacob Tome Institute, Western Mary ■ land College and Beacom College. Lieut. Wasem is a graduate of Stanford University and he and the bride are stationed at Norfolk Navy l Yard, Portsmouth, Virginia. ! The wedding took place in the Nor . folk Navy Yard Chapel, Portsmouth, Virginia. i o- ' Announce Marriage Announcement has been made by 1 Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Smith of Brown field, Texas, of the marriage of their daughter, Mlbs Ruby Nell Smith and , First Lieutenant Roger Wheaton ’ Clapp, USA, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Rowland Clapp, of Greenway, Balti more and Port Deposit. The wedding ; took place May 14 at the First Bap tist Church in Brownfield. a Tick can be dangerous. Beware of . eyen buying on it. • tNO. 49 Maryland Dem ocrats Fail To Back Roosevelt 1 Convention Votes To Send Uninstructed Delegates To Chicago Maryland Democrats in State convention, Friday in Baltimore, de clined to indorse a fourth term for President Roosevelt, failed to com mend the domestic policies of his Ad ministration and sent an “uninstruc ted” delegaton to the party’s nation al convention at Chicago. The State convention did commend “the leadership of President Roose velt. and the Congress” on the prose cution of the war and “President Roosevelt and Secretary of State Hull” for the conduct of the coun try’s foreign relations. It further recommended the con tinuance of “a” Democratic national administration and Congress to pre vent interruption of the war effort. And, as a sort of a garnishing on the day’s (proceedings, the delgates adopted unanimously, along with all the rest, a States’ rights resolution, praising Governor O’Conor’s State administration for being “alert to the protection of State authority and the preservation of the liberties of the individual citizen.” This reso tion concluded: “We commend this attitude which is in keeping with the traditions of our State, and upon the completion of the war we call for the prompt re turn of full State authority in all normal fields of State activity.” Sipeaker Sam Reyburn of the House of Representatives, convention keynoter, called for the post-war encouragement of free enterprise, adoption of sound tax and fiscal pro grams, the reduction of government al control and the re-establishment of local resonsibility in government. Governor O’Conor made the ad dress of welcome to the delegates, praised the Congressional candidates and Senator Millard E. Tydings, who was to be renominated by the con vention, but avoided reference to the Presidential situation. Senator George L. Radcliffe took the chair as temorary chairman. The following slate of 24 delegates each with three-quarters of a vote, to cast Maryland’s 18 votes at the National Convention, was presented to the convention and referred to the resolutions committee, whose ap proval was foreseen: State Comptroller J. Millard Tawes State Senator R. Fulton Waller, of Wicomico County; A. Fletcher Sisk, W. Grayson, Winterbottom, Jr., Senator Tydings, Senator Radcliffe, Representative H. Streett Baldwin, State Senator James J. Lindsay, of Baltimore county. Representative Thomas D'Alee sandro, City Council Presidenit C. Markland Kelly, William Curran, City Comptroller Howard E. Crook, City Councilman Ella C. Bailey, James H. Pollack, Robert B. Ennis, former Representative Ambrose J. Kennedy. Governor O’Conor, John S. White, Speaker of the Maryland House of Delegates; T. Howard Duckett; Phil lip H. Dorsey, people’s counsel be fore the Public Service Commission; Attorney General William C. Walsh, National Committeeman William P. Lane, E. Brooke Lee and Eugene E. Casey. 4B Eshleman-Sheetz Mr. and Mrs. Milton S. Eshleman, Drumore, Pa., announce the marriage of their daughter, Mary, to Dell Sheetz, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Sheetz, Peach Bottom, Pa., which took place Saturday morning, May 27, at Elkton. Rev. Joel Sturgills of ficiated. The bride wore a light blue street length dress with navy blue accessories and a corsage of rose buds. The couple were attended, by Mr. and Mrs. William Armstrong, of Holtwood, and Miss Jenette Sheetz of Peach Bottom. The laides are sis ters of the groom. The bride is a graduate of Drumore and Quarryville High School and the groom is en gaged in farming with his father. They will reside in Fairfield, Pa. a Sixtieth Wedding Anniversary Mr. and Mrs. George H. Evans, of Edgewood, celebrated their sixtieth wedding anniversary at their home on Sunday, May 28, with five gen eration present. They were married > May 27, 1884, at Baltimore, and have resided in Harford County since 1912. Mr. and Mrs. Evans are the parents of eleven children, eight of whom are living. ffl It costs the U. S. Treasury about one cent to pirnt a dollar bill or thousand dollar bill.