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The Midland Journal
VOL. LVV Japanese Help For Institu tions “Out” Board Of Public Works Vetoes Hospitals-Child Care Proposal Governor Herbert R. O’Conor has announced that the Board of Public Works, of which he Is Chairman, had decided not to employ persons of Jap anese origin in State hospitals and childcaring institutions. Recently it was published' that information had been requested as to the conditions under which such Japanese might be procured to till vacancies existing in the institutions. Following the announcement, Gov ernor O'Conor asserted, members of the Board of Public Works including the Governor, State Treasurer Hoop er S. Miles, and Comptroller J. Mil lard Tawes, gave consideration to the proposal. The Board concluded that it would be unwise to employ the Japanese in the State institutions for the care of the ill and where children are under the supervision of the State. S Violent Storms Sunday night’s storm, between ten and eleven o'clock, followed a day of extreme heat that had seen the mer cury up in the nineties, and brought cooling relief. The storm was accom panied by high wind, that whipped branches from trees and did other minor damage. There were vivid lightning flashes, and one particular ly rending crash of thunder, about eleven o’clock, that seem to be cen tered directly over town, and caused many an apprehensive shudder, for fear some home had been struck by lightning The entire landscape was lighted up by the bolt, which is re ported to have put one of the Elec tric Company’s large transformers out of commission. The storm brought very little rain here, but in some sections there was a regular deluge Hail also fell in different sections. Monday morning more rain fell. Lowering clouds caused such a mid day darkness that electric lights had to be turned on in homes and busi ness places. H 4-11 Girls To Pre pare Dairy Food Rural girls are taking advantage of an exceptional opportunity to gain experience in public speaking and in being of community service—both important phases of 4-H Club train ing—by participating in the 1944 National* 4-H Dairy Foods Demon stration Activity. In this activity they learn how to demonstrate to others good methods of preparing dairy food products, particularly in relation to the nation wide “Food Fights for Freedom” program. Outstanding achievement records will receive recognition in the form of special awards provided by the Kraft Cheese Company, which in clude a silver medal to the county champion demonstrator and gold medals to each member of the county top ranking demonstration team. From these county winners, State champion Individual and team dem onstrators will be selected, each of whom will receive a SSO War Bond. Last year’s state champion individ ual demonstrator in Maryland was Lois Marie Crouse of Queen Anne, and members of the state top ranking teams were Ada Louise Ford and Jean F. Bittinger of Cumberland; Patricia Ottey, Newark, and Jane Martenis of Elkton. as Takes Life With Shot Gun Dr. R. C. Dodson, of Rising Sun, medical examiner for Cecil County, was called to North East on Thursday morning to investigate the death of Nelson Davis, aged 32, of Hinton, West Va. The man had been employ ed at the Triumph plant in Elkton, and had resided at North East. A certificate of death by suicide was issued. as Children's Day Observed Children’s Day exercises were held in the Methodist Church Sunday morning. A play was given in which parts were taken by the Beginners, Primary, Juniors, Intermediates, and Senior departments, and much enjoy ed by the large audience present. Mrs. Alvin Lucas directed the play; Miss Dorothy Keilholtz, organist, and Mrs. Elizabeth Montgomery pianist. Four little folks were baptized. The L. T. L. met in the Primary- Room at 6:30 p. m. At the evening service, Rev. J. R. Bicking preached on the topic, “The Good Influence of Some Well-Known Amerionn Fa then. RISING SUN, CECIL COUNTY, MD.. FRIDAY. JUNE 23, 1944 To the People of this Community The next time you write to your fighting man or fighting woman tell him or her what you have done about the Fifth War Loan. You can Hi take the word of General Elsenhower that your man or woman in _ uniform will be deeply inter- Y our War 4f Bond buying is J a good tip-off W to them about the state of af fairs in your home. The headlines in this newspaper on the progress of the v-ive, the items about par ticipating individuals, the character of the Fifth War Loan special events—all these things reflect the morale back home. Do you like to read a sorry head line about the invasion fronts? Our fighting forces, made up of indi viduals with the same reactions to good and bad as you, will not be heartened to read: “Fifth War Loan Lags.” Your silence in your letter about your part in the Fifth War Loan will mean non-interest, perhaps non participation to the recipients. It’s up to you to make your letters cheerful. Write today. Write often. Write about your war work, your war support. Double your best previous War Bond buying record and then shout it to the housetops— just to that special service man. THE EDITOR. Detective Associa tion Union The forty-seventh annual meeting of the Detective Associations Union was held Saturday, June 3, in Union Church, KirkWod Association being the host. John H. Herr, president of the Union, presided. The five tionß comprising the Union were rep resented and rendered reports of their respective Associations for the year. Fulton Association has 65 mem bers in good standing and $948.49 in the treasury, SSOO of whch is in vested in U. S. Bonds. No losses dur ing the year. Kirkwood Association reports 25 members and $136.34 in the trea sury. No losses. Little Britain Association has 54 members in good standing and SBB9 06 in the treasury. No losses reported during the year. Nottingham Detective Association reports a membership of 83. Amount in the treasury, No thefts during the year. Martinsville Detective and Insur ance Association. Fifteen members in good standing. Balance on hand, $108.03- No losses during the year. There was much discussion about enlarging the scope and services of the Union to the Associations com prising it. A motion by H. Bennett Coates, which carried, that a com mittee of five be appointed to make a study during the year of the var ious ways the Union can render ex tra help. The committee appointed was as follows: Fulton, James H. Deaver; Nottingham, C. C. Campbell; Martinsville, John A Myers; Kirk wood, Walter Kerguson; Little Brit ain, Chester H. Pownall. Little Britain Association extend ed an invitation to meet with them next year, which was accepted. Officers elected for the ensuing year were: President, Asa Walton; vioei-president, Chester H. Pownall; secretary-treasurer, John T. Neary. ■ Mayor Mitchell Suffera Fall Mayor Henry H. Mitchell of Elk ton, is hobbling about with the aid of a crutch and cane, the result of a fall in a boat near Rock Hall, which resulted in an incomplete frac ture of his knee cap. He was on a fishing trip when the accident occur red. ■ Road Worker Injured A truck of the Inter-State Amie site Co-, Dunbar, Pa., being operated by Neal Ellis Sheets of Colora, got out of control and ran into Louis Morris of Churchville, who was ser iously injured. The accident happen ed along Route 7 between Havre de Grace and the P. R. R. overhead bridge.. Morris was mowing grass along the highway and the impact drove him into a barbed wire fence, Inflict ing terrible lacerations. It required 40 stitches to close the wounds. He is recovering at Harford Memorial Hospital. B M. Y. F. Service On Sunday evening, July 2, in the Rose Bank Methodist Church, at Cal vert, the M. Y. F. organization of that chiurch will hold a special ser vice. There will he special music and a guest speaker. All are invited to attend. a Attended Forestry School Charles Bayles, of Principio Fur nace, and Donald C- Cole, of Perry ville, attended a three day Forestry School at Mt Airy, Frederick county. GOVERNOR O’CONOR ANNOUNCES PURCHASE OF $6,000,000 BONDS FOR STATE * Will Boost Total Procured In The Five War Loans To $18,000,000 Governor Herbert R. O’Conor has announced that the State of Mary land will purchase $6,000,000 of Fifth War Loan Bonds. The Governor explained that the purchases will he made from the fol lowiing funds: SBOO,OOO. 2 Vt% Treasury Bonds due March 15, 1970-65 for the Teachers Retirement System. $200,000. Of the same issue for State Employees Retirement System sl,9oo,ooo. U. S. %% Treasury Certificates of Indebtedness due June 1, 1945, for the Post-War Construc tion Fund. $3,100,000. Of the same issue of Certificates of Indebtedness for the General Surplus Fund. Following conferences with State Will Receive Diplomas At Univ. Of Md. Two Cecil County students at the University of Maryland will be among the 114 candidates for de grees at commencement exercises Wednesday morning, June 28. Many University alumni are ex pected to be present for graduation, and a Maryland Alumni dinner will he held the previous evening. Old and new graduates will be guests of the University at the dinner and will be invited to attend the June Ball later in the evening. The Cecil Countians who will re ceive diplomas from President H. C. Byrd at the graduation exercises are as follows: Walter Eggleston Buck, Port Deposit, Bachelor of Arts in Arts and Sciences; and Earl B. Mc- Fadden Port Deposit, Bachelor of Science, in Arts and Sciences. Court Dismisses Slot Machine Case During the trial of the suit of Por ter L. Davis for alleged false chargee of having a slot machine in his place of business, against Elwood Racine Ira Cameron and Robert Lynch, which was removed to Easton, the Court took the case from the jury on the plea of lack of evidence. _ffl Elected To Board Of Temperance Rev. John J. Bunting, of Elkton, has been elected to the Board of Temperance, which has its headquar ters, in Washington, D. C. There is only one preacher and one layman elected from each of the six Juris dictional Conferences in the United States. a Milk House De stroyed By Fire Fire destroyed the milk ho>use, Del co engine, milk cans and cooler on the farm of James Stanley Fryer, near Earleville. The Cecilton firemen were called to the scene, but not in time to save the building. SOCIAL AND PERSONAL MENTION Among those attending the Syno dical at Hood College, Frederick, Md, are Rev. and Mrs. S. J. Venable, Mrs. Swann Everist, Mrs. Willis Ely, Mrs. Richard Lane, Mrs. Charles S. Pyle, Mrs. Lydia Cameron. The Lions Cl'uib held their suipper meeting at 6:30 p. m., Thursday ev ening in the dining room of the Meth odist church, served by Circle No. 2, W. S. C. S., Mrs. Mary Jenkins, leader. Little Miss Miriam, daughter of Lieut, and Mrs. Gifford Scarborough, Elkton, has been visiting her grand mother, Mrs. Leedon Scarborough, and aiuint, Miss Miriam Scarborough. Daily Vacation Bible School open ed Monday morning in the Methodist church with about 70 pupils and teachers present. Mr. and Mrs. William Henry and Mrs. Ella Mask spent the week-end with Mr. and Mrs. Hayes Henry, New Castle, Del. Wilson Ewing spent the week-end with his aunt, Mrs. Aleck Crothers, Merchantville, N. J. Mrs. Marian E. Fehr is visiting her son, Lieut ( J. g.) Robert Fehr and wife, Newport, R. I, Jr Treasurer Hooper S. Miles State Comptroller J. Millard Tawes, his fel low members of the Board of Public Works, Governor O'Conor declared that the State was justified in making the large subscription by reason of the strong financial position of the State. Of the new subscription $5,000,- 000 will he from General Treasury Funds, the amount being realized from the sale of presently-held se curities, shortly to mature. This subscription of $6,000,000 In the Fifth War Loan Drive will bring the total subscriptions by the State for its various Funds, Including the above as well as the State Accident Fund and the University of Maryland in the five War Loan Drives, to over $18,000,000. Inducted Into U. S. Service The following men were recently Inducted into the Navy and Marine Corps: Ralph E. Gifford, Rising Sun; David S. Nesbitt, Colora; William E. Weaver, Perryville; Arthur C. Steward, North East; Cleveland C. Ball, Aberdeen; William T. 11 Human, Elkton; Charles F. Brown, Jr., Ches apeake City; Walter A. Van Den Heuvel, Elkton; Ira A. Lee, Elkton; Roy L. Watson, Magnolia, Md., ull into the Navy. George H. Earl, colored, North East, Marine Corps- m Appointed Acting Postmaster Maurice Dunkel, principal of the Chesapeake City schools, has been appointed acting postmaste r at Chesapeake City, succeeding Mrs. Mary Krastel Beastoi., who has been acting postmaster since December 1. Mrs. Beaston was appointed to suc ceed Mrs. James Mackey, who was also an acting postmaster. H Reported Killed In Action Maryland's casualty list of the War and Navy Departments, reveal ing two dead and one missing, in cludes Private George L. Massau, of the U. S. Marine Corps, whose wife is a resident of Elkton, reported killed in action. No details were available. H Cecil County Boy Advances James A. Stapp, Chesapeake City, has been named by Col. Harlan Gris wold, ROTC Commander at the Uni versity of Maryland, to replace one of the students leaving the cam pus for the Army. Stapp formerly was a First Ser geant and has been promoted to the rank of First Lieutenant. Lt. Stapp is a Sophomore in the College of En gineering. He was one of four men receiving promotions in the ROTC. First Lieut. James Yerkes, sta tioned at Fort Sheridan 111., enjoyed a nine-day furlough in which time he visited his parents, Mr, and Mrs. Willett Yerkes, Calvert, and friends in this section. Mr. and Mrs. David Grayebal of Oakwood, have been notified their youngest son, Herbert, who had been wounded and was in a hospital over seas for some time, has arrived in the United States. Seventeen Boy Scouts with their Scoutmaster, William R. Cherry, en joyed the week-end at McNamee's Cabin on the Octoraro. The annual recital of the pupils of Mrs. John S. Wilson was held Monday evening at her home on East Main Street. Miss Edith Reisler, who attends Wheaton College, 111., has arrived home for the summer va&tion near Calvert. Miss Jane Jenkins, Wilmington, Del., was the week-end guest of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Jen kins. Ruth Ann Ewing is enjoying a vis it with Mr. khd Mrs. Ralph Crothers and daughter,. Phyllis, Elkton. PETTY THIEVING AND VANDALISM The authorities are rounding up a number of boys, and their parents, for a hearing, following a series of robberies and some vandalism in this and other sections. On Monday night, June 12, during the absence of the family, the home of Francis Kennard, this town, was entered and a sum of money stolen. A night or two previous the High School building here was broken into and tools stolen from the manual training department, as well as con . siderable vicious vandalism commit ted in various rooms in the building. Recently the high school building in Elkton was entered and tools, vlc trola records and other articles stol en. The bowling alleys and other places in Elkton have also been rob bed, and the authorities are rounding up a gang of boys who are implicated. The school buildings at North East and Perryville have also been forci bly entered and numerous articles stolen and malicious damage done. _B Connelly-Cushen Mr. and Mrs. George P. Connelly, of Rising Sun, announce the mar riage of their daughter, Lillian Irene, and William R. Oushen, son of Mr. Wilbur R. Cushen of Hagerstown, Md., on Sunday, June 4, 1944, at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. I. F. Phoe bus, by the Rev. Roland Chaffey. The double ring ceremony was used. The bride was attired in a blue suit with white accessories and wore a corsage of yellow rosebuds. The bride's attendant, Mrs. Fred Phoebus, of Havre de Grace, Md., was attractively dressed in a navy blue suit, with white accessories, and had a corsage of red rosebuds. The best man was Mr. Fred Phoebus, of Havre de Grace. The young couple will reside at Rising Sum until the groom enters the Armed Forces. a Shockley-Amos Miss Alice Irene Shockley, daugh ter of Mr. and Mrs. John Shockley, of Elkton, and Heisel Eugene Amos, of Parkersburg, West Va., now in the U. S. Navy, were married Saturday evening, Jiuine 10, at the home of Rev. W- F. Hopkins, who performed the ceremony. Miss Vivian Fowler i acted as bridesmaid, and John P. Shockley, Jr., as best man. The cere mony was witnessed by Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Smith and daughter La vinia, of Colonial Heights, Wilming ton, Del., and a number of friends of the young couple. The bride was a member of the recent graduating class at the Elkton High School. The groom is a pharmacist mate in the U. S. Navy. ® Lyons-Letts Miss Charlotte Lyons, of Hunting ton, W. Va., and Mr. Charles G. Letts of North East, were married on Mon day evening, June sth, at the home of the groom’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Medford Letts. Rev. H. G. Holdway, of the North East Methodist church officiated. The bride was dressed in white and wore a corsage of red roses and baby’s breath. Miss Lorraine Price, who served as bridesmaid, was dressed in blue and wore a corsage of red roses. Mr. Ernest Blizzard was best man. The couple will reside at the Gib son Apartments, North East- a Hutchison-Marcus Mr. and Mrs- Walter Marcus of Elkton, announce the marriage of their son, Pvt. Howard H. Marcus, to Miss Marion Black Hutchison for merly of Charleston, W. Va. Private Marcus is stationed at Fort Belvoir, Va., with the Combat Engineers. The wedding took place April Bth, in the Methodist church, Elkton. The mar riage ceremony was performed by Rev. J. J. Banting. Mrs. Marcus is employed at Triumph Explosives, as timekeeper, and resides at 151 Hol lingsworth Manor, with Mr. and Mrs. Walter Marcus. ffl Engagement Announced Announcement is made of the en gagement of Miss Jane V. Bedwell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.. G. Stewart Bedwell, Elkton, to S|Sgt. William R. Moyler, of Elgin, Illinois. Miss Bedwell is a graduate of the Elkton High School and is an employee at Aberdeen Proving Grounds. S|Sgt. Moyler is now stationed at Aberdeen. B Successful Card And Bingo Party The card and bingo party held in the High School for St. Agnes Chapel netted *275-00. The *SO War Bond was won by Mr. Sam Thomas of Perryville. The *5 door prize was awarded to Mrs. Ethel Skritch of Balnbridge Village. The parishioners of this chapel wish to express their appreciation to the many generous friends who help ad make this affair a success. • ' County Tax 1 Rate Cut Four Cents r ! Rale Of 90 Cents On SIOO Is Lowest In This State ' The Board of County Commission ers for Cecil County in session June 13, fixed the county tax rate for the ensuing year which starts July 1, at 90 cents on the SIOO, representing a decrease of four cents. This rate is the lowest of any in the State and the lowest in this coun ty for the past ten years. The State rate has been set at 12 cents making the combined rate on assessable property, $1.02 per SIOO. The budget for the new year with $260,183.18 for public schools as the largest item, totals $499,294.67. Items of the levy are as follows: Aid to dependent children, $4300; general public assistance, $11,007.- .34; agricultural extension service, $4,400; air raid defense, $1,000; ambulance service, $300; auditor, $1,000; court bailiffs and crier, $2,100; County Library, $450; wel fare administration, $2,516; Child ren’s Welfare Society, $4,000. Circuit Court counsel fees, $3,150; jurors, $2,900; court miscellaneous, $1,500; court stenographer, $1,115; court witnesses, $700; constables, $100; county buildings, $14,500; commissioners court, sls, 00 0 ; Health Department, $6,100; local fire companies, $5,000; elections, $6,100; inquisitions, $1,400; insur ance, $1,200; interest on bonds, $18,500; Japanese beetle control, $600; lighting of towns, $5,000; new assessment, $6,500. Old age pensions, $13,999.02; Or phans Court, $1,800; outside insane, $12,000; paupers, $450; poor and in sane, $6,000; printing, $1,000; pub lic schools, $260,183.18; redemption of Elkton High School bonds, $lO,- 000; redemption of general improve ment bonds, $20,000; 'redemption of lateral bonds, $6,000; redemption of school bonds, $5,000; reduction and insolvencies, $2,500; reserve for em ergencies, $15,000; sheriff, $8,750; supervisor of assessments, $2,500; supplies for court house, $2,000; sup plies for jail, $3,600; Union Hospi tal, $5,000; aid to needy blind, $572.17. Total, $499,294.67. • HI , Complete Firemen’s Training Course Fifteen members of the Perryville Fire Company hace completed the basic firemen's training course as outlined by the University of Mary-, land over a period of six months., Charles Leroy Minker, fire service extension department, who instructed" the class, presented the following fire men with merit award cards from the University: Captains, Donald C- Cole and John C. Thomas; Lieutenants, Joseph K. Watson, John Hornberger, K. W. Boulden and Clarence P. Bar row; iaddermen and hosemen, Lane Evans, Gilbert F. Honicker, Ellis Hornberger, James F. McGraw, Jr., Michael Phillips, James R. Thomas, Creston B. Todd, Marian H. Toll and William A. Wilson. -a Thirty-Ninth Wed ding Anniversary June 24th marks the thirty-ninth wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Jones, of our town. On June 24, 1905, Miss Lucy Bur kins became the bride of Leroy Jones in Slate Ridge parsonage, Harford County, Md. Rev. A. Lewis Hydb, now deceased, pastor of Slate Ridge church, was the officiating minister. The newly-weds went to live with Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Jones, Sr., parents of the groom, at Farmington, in the house now occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Sadler. On Feb. 28, 1906, they set up housekeeping for them selves at Watson’s Corner, in the ten ant house of Mr. William Smith, where they resided until March 14, 1916, then moved to the B. F. Cul leney apartment in Rising Sun, now owned by Mr. Morton McCardell. On April 27, 1916, they purchased and moved to the Geo. Griest proper ty, which they later sold to. Mr. Jo seph Johnson and Mr. Elmer Brown, and on March 25, 1922, moved to the Pogue property that stood beside the Village Restaurant, the dwelling hav ing since been torn down. On March 18, 1925, Mr. and Mrs. Jones purchsed the. property on Mount Street, where they now reside, from the late Alfred Burkins. ffi— Boy Scout Auxiliary The Mothers Auxiliary met in the cabin Thursday evening, June 15. The next meeting wll be on Sept. 14. $66.25 was realized from the recent bake held in the cabin. The members of the Auxiliary thank each and every one who in any manner helped with this bake.