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The Midland Journal
19,700 Requests
In For Absen
tee Ballots
Service Voting Likely
To Figure Largely
In Results
Foreseeing an unprecedented to
tal of Absentee Ballot requests from
Maryland's Service men and women
stationed all over the world, Gover
nor Herbert R. O’Conor made known
on Monday that arrangements have
been made by the Office of the Sec
retary of State to set up an organi
zation to handle quickly the hun
dreds of applications that are being
received daily.
Likewise, at the recent meeting of
the War Ballot Commission, arrange
ments were cleared' with the Boards
of Election Supervisors in Baltimore
City and throughout the State, to
give immediate clearance to all ap
plications referred to them so that,
in every instance possible, Maryland
ers who request the Absentee Ballot
will have it mailed to them in time
to participate legally in the election
on November 7.
More than 4,000 ballot applica
tions were received last week, Gover
nor O’Conor revealed, and Monday’s
mail brought a record total of 1,500
cards, to boost the number of appli
cations to 19,700.
Under the provisions of Chapters
1 and 2 of the Acts of the Special
Session of 1944, Governor O'Conor
pointed owt, all requests for Mary
land Absentee Ballots must be di
rected to the Secretary of State. This
office keeps a complete card record
of all requests from residents of var
ious counties and checks on incom
ing applications for possible dupli
cation. Then the applications are
transmitted to the Boards of Election
Supervisors of the counties, which
again check for duplication and for
proper address, etc., before certify
ing and forwarding the Ballot.
Governor O’Conor expressed the
opinion that it was entirely possible
that the thousands of votes tiwt will
unquestionably be cast by service
men and women of the State might
well be the determining factor in the
various issues to be settled on No
vember 7.
Seniors To Be
Graduated From
Salisbury College
Twenty-six members of the senior
class at the -Salisbury State Teachers
College are being graduated at 10:30
on Friday morning, August 18. Fran
ces Jane Insley of Mardela, is the
honor student of the class. The ad
dress to the graduates will be given
by Captain William N. Thomas,
Chaplain, United States Naval Aca
demy. His address will follow the
Baccalaureate-Invocation which the
Rev. Nelson M. Gage, of St. Peter’s
Protestant Episcopal Church, will de
liver. Mrs. William B. Tilghman will
render the Processional by Meyer
beer and the Recessional by DeKov
en. The College Trio, consisting of
Jane Grey, Mary Marshall, and Kath
leen Smithson, and accompanied by
Hazel Dunnock, will sing “Trees,”
by Kilmer-Rasback and “The Daffo
dils,” by Wordsworth-Gartlan.
Members of the class will be pre
sented by Dr. T. J. Caruthers to Dr.
J. D. Blackwell, who will confer the
degree of Bachelor of Science in Ed
ucation. Mr. Nicholas Orem, Member
of the State Board of Education, will
award the diplomas. The program
will close with the singing of the
“Alma Mater” by Black and the
Benediction Vy The Reverend Gage.
Members of the Senior class have
accepted teaching positions for 1944-
45 as follows: Marcela Frances
Smith Bailey in Caroline County;
Catherine Louise Bloodsworth, Shir
ley E. Churchill, Vida Marguerite
Covington, Edith Ellen Farlow,
Charlotte Anne Gordy, Margaret Ann
Jones, Mary Josephine Marshall ,
Sara Britton Mikelait, and M. Jane
Grey, in Anne Arundel County; Vir
ginia Lee Callahan, Helen Hazel
Dunnock, Betty Delores Parks, Leta
Pauline Trice, and Edith Elaine Wil
son in Prince George's County; Mary
Elizabeth Spilman Ellis and Sara
Jane Timmons in Wicomico County;
Frances Jane Insley in Dorchester
County; Isabelle Clark Lynch and
Pearl Marion Pierce in Cecil County;
Betty Comegys Neck in Baltimore
City; and Mildred May Simpers and
Kathleen Smithson in Harf or d
The Presbyterian Missionary So
ciety will meet Thursday afternoon
With Mrs. T. N. Hite. Mrs. Mollie
Martindale, Devotional leader; “Our
World Spiritual Fellowship,” Mrs.
Ektna Gifford; "Missionary Person
nel," Miss Lorraine Fassitt.
Perry Heverin, Sr., of Elkton, has
been notified that his son, Perry Hev
erin, Jr., was killed in action. He
was a member of Company E, when
it left Elkton.
Mrs. Mary Purnell Dean, widow of
Clifford Dean, of Elkton, has been
notified that her nephew, Cpl. Cres
ton Dean, whom she reared, was
killed in action in France, on July
12. He left Elkton with Company E,
First Maryland regiment, when the
National Gaurds were inducted into
this country’s armed forces.
The Maryland casualties on the
latest official list released by the
War Department included the follow
Missing in the European area:
Staff Sgt. Joseph S. Wilson, son
of Mrs. Idella Hogan, 109 Bow
Street, Elkton.
Wounded in the European are:
Tech. Sgt. Paul C. Dennis, son of
Mrs. Clara It. Dennis, of 112 Bow
Street, Elkton.
Staff Sgt. Carlton L. Felty, hus
band of Mrs. Evelyn Felty, Route 2,
Rising Sun.
Staff Sgt. James A. McCauley,
brother of Henry B. McCauley, Route
4, Elkton.
Sentenced For Un
authorized Use Of Car
Raymond Hawkins and Randolph
Witehell, colored, of Townsend and
Smyrna, Del., were brought before
Magistrate James Weinroth in Elk
ton, on charges of assisting in the un
authorized taking of a car and tbe
driving of that car, and both were
sentenced to six months in the house
of correction. The two men were
found guilty of removing a car from
one of the parking lots at Triumph
Explosives, Inc., and taking a ride
without permission of the owner.
They were suspected by one of the
guards who noticed them upon their
return from a trip into Delaware in
a fellow-worker’s EfUto.
Richard Sewell was found guilty
of tampering with an automobile in
a .parking lot at Triumph and was
sentenced to six months in the house
of correction. Sewell has appealed his
case, and is in jail, pending grand
jury hearing.
. B
Salvage Collections
Salvage boxes and barrels have
been put at various places about
town to aid in the collection of news
papers, cardboard boxes, glass, and
other materials that can be salvaged
and devoted to useful purposes.
These salvage receptacles have been
placed here by the U. S. Bainbridge
Training Center, and collections are
to be made twice a week.
This move a boon to
our residents, as there has been no
systematic effort looking to the col
lection of waste paper, etc., here and
no doubt hundreds of pounds are
lying around, going to waste, simply
because there was no way of getting
rid of it. Our citizens should coop
erate with Bainbridge in this collec
tion drive, by depositing waste paper,
glass, etc., in the receptacles provided
for them. Tin cans will be taken pro
vided the tops and botoms are cut
off and the cans flattened.
Rising Sun Boy
Receives Citation
Word from Flight Officer Leigh D.
Donache, who is a member of the
Bomber Air Force of the U. S. Army,
and is seeing service overseas, is that
he has twenty-seven missions to his
credit and has received four cita
tions. One of the citations is the Good
Conduct Medal, which is conferred
for fidelity, efficiency and exemplary
Flight Officer Leigh is'a son of
Mrs. yErnma Donache of Rising Sun.
He is a graduate of Rising Sun High
Young Soldier Drowned
Pfc. Edward Gay, aged 19 years,
popular member of Troop 337, Boy
Scouts, of Vlavre de Grace, was
drowned while swimming in the
Chesapeake Bay about one-eighth of
a mile southeast of the City Park on
Wednesday evening of last week.
The young soldier was home on
furlough and in company with Rich
ard Leithisre, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Eldon F. Leithiser, went swimming
in order to get' a merit badge from
the Scouts. The body was not recov
ered until tbe day following.
Gay entered the army a year ago
and came from Fort Leonard Wood,
Missouri. He planned to leave Sun
day for his post.
He is survived by his father and
one sister. Before entering the army
he lived in Havre de Grace with his
grandmother, Mrs. Mary Tully.
Drop Of 3000
In Stale High
Schools Cited
Reporting an enrollment drop of
3,000 in county high schools since
the school year 1941-42, when a
peak enrollment of 46,000 was at
tained, Dr. Thomas G. Pullen, Jr.,
State superintendent of education,
said last week that his staff would
“cooperate in any way possible” with
a national “go-to-school” drive an
nounced by the Federal government.
Dr. Pullen said the number of
high school age youths in Maryland
who have left school or have failed
to enroll since the 1941-42 term “is
undoubtedly much greater than
3,000,” but that a population in
crease due mainly to migrants in
many parts of the State has held the
net enrollment deficit at that figure.
He said that, in addition to youth
who have left school for the armed
forces, war industry or other legiti
mate reasons, a large number appar
ently are idle though not enrolled in
the county schools.
Measures which have kept up high
school enrollment in Maryland dur
ing the period, he said, included:
Accelerated courses which enable
sbuidents to complete their regular
high school studies in nearly a year
less than the normal time required,
permitting them to graduate before
draft age or earlier than normally
would be possible.
Special “pre-induction” courses
with curricula designed to furnish
instruction on military and related
subjects to youth expecting to enter
the armed forces.
Vocational courses offering special
training in mechanical and scientific
subjects preparatory to war-induetry
employment. ,
Part-time school work arrange
ments to permit boys and girls to at
tend school part of each day and to
work on farms, in war industries or
elsewhere in free hours.
An effort on the part of education
officials to emphasise the advantage
of high school education as a back
ground for military service or for
any vocation.
In announcing the Federal cam
paign, the Federal Security Agency,
the of Education and the La
bor Department Children’s Division
joined with the War Manpower Com
mission in urging that boys and girls
complete either full high school
courses or “well planned work and
school programs.”
Additional Land
For High School
Athletic Field
The Board of Education of Cecil
County has purchased a five acre
tract of land from William Reynolds.
The tract lies directly north of and
adjoins the present High School ath
letic grounds, which are terraced
with steps leading down to them, and
the purpose is to terrace this new
tract, with steps leading down to
it, making three levels for the high
school grounds.
Mr. and Mrs. Willis Ely celebrated
their twentieth wedding anniversary
and Were entertained Sunday at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas T.
Groff, of Hershey, Pa., who were
celebrating their 30th wedding an
niversary. Together they worshipped
at Chestnut Level Presbyterian
church and with Rev. and Mrs. J. R.
Carroll, enjoyed dinner at the Span
ish Tavern, Quarryville, Pa.
Cecil E. Ewing and Evans E.
Ewing were visitors at the home of
the former’s daughter, Mrs. H. D.
MacLellan and family, Ben Avon
Heights, Pittsburgh, Pa., during the
Friends of Mrs. Everett Johnson
will be glad to know that she is
greatly improved. Mrs. Johnson has
been a patient in the Harford Mem
orial Hospital, Havre de Grace.
Pfc. Russell Johnson, Fort Dix, N.
J., enjoyed the week-end with his
home folks, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph
Johnson and family.
Mrs. Henry Townsend and daugh
ter Pamela, Willow Grove, Pa., were
Sunday guests of Mrs. Maude Ashby.
Mrs. Melissa Mackey and daugh
ter, Lewisville, are visiting Mrs. Jo
seph Cameron.
Miss Virginia Richards is visiting
Mrs. Egbert Mortimer, lively, Va.
Miss M. Lidie Stewart is visiting
relatives in Philadelphia.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry D. Barnes, of
Elkton, are receiving congratulations
on the birth of a daughter, born at
Union hospital, Elkton, August 8.
Bids For Addi
tion To Union
Bids for the construction of a one
story addition to the new Union Hos
pital building ait Elkton, Md., to pro
vide space for dining room and kit
chen facilities and an X-ray labora
tory were opened at the hospital on
August 15 at 2 p. m., according to
information received from hospital
authorities by C. L. Vickers, region
al director of the Federal Works
Bids for contracts to furnish kit
chen and electrical refrigeration
equipment will be opened at the
same timie, Mr. Vickers said.
The general -construction contract
will include alterations to the old
hospital building, which will be equip
ped as a home for nurses on the hos
pital staff. Space also will be provid
ed in the old building for the Cecil
County Health Department offices
and clinics.
The new hospital building, a three
story fire proof structure containing
accommodations for 75 patients, was
built with Federal aid and has been
in operation since the latter part of
May. It was constructed and equipped
at a cost of approximately $312,000.
The Federal grant of $182,000 or
iginally allocated for the project was
recently increased by $40,000 to aid
in financing the construction of the
wing addition and alterations to the
oldi building. This portion of the pro
ject will be completed at an estimated
cost of $60,000, including the pur
chas of equipment. The hospital will
contribute $20,000.

Heads American Legion
J. Lawson Crothers, of near Zion,
was elected Commander of American
Legion, Cecil Post, Number 15, at a
meeting held August 2.
Other officers elected were: Adju
tant, E. D. E. Rollins; vice comman
der, Ralph R. Crothers; chaplain,
Thomas Carr; service officer, C. K.
Eder; finance officer, John K. Burk
ley; sergeant at arms, Joseph McFad
den; color bearer, John J. Maloney.
Delegates to the Maryland State
Ctfirvention held in Baltimore Aug.
11 through 13 were named as fol
lows: Warren W. Boulden, D. E.
Keesey, Joseph McFadden and A. L.
W. C. T. LJ. Picnic
The W. C. T. U. held their annual
picnic meeting with Mrs. Boyd Etter
last Thursday evening. Supper was
served at tables on the lawn. The
business meeting followed. Devotions
were in sharge of Mrs. Ann Haines.
Minutes read and approved. The elec
tion of officers followed: Pres., Mrs.
Gertrude Poguie; vice-pres., Mrs. Ada
Ely; rec. secretary, Mrs. Frank
White; cor. secretary, Miss Alice
Balderston; treas., Mrs. Ann Haines.
Miss Bertha Balderston gave her re
port on Law Enforcement. Adjourn
ed to meet the second Thursday in
Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Ferguson
of Cecil Avenue, North East, an
nounce the engagement of their
daughter, Mary Elizabeth, to Ralph
J. Platter, Jr., Ph.M. 2|c, U. S. N.,
son of Mr. Ralph J.. Platter, Sr., and
the late Mrs. Platter, of Joplin, Mo.
There has been no date set for the
’ Miss Leone Kincaid and a party of
friends enjoyed an auto trip to Wil
liamsport and other points in Penn
sylvania over the week-end.
Mr. and Mrs. Norman Pyle, of
Philadelphia, were week-end visitors
at the home of latter’s brother, Job
W. Kirk and wife.
Wilson Ewing, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Harvey Ewing, has been inducted
into the Army and will be at Camp
Meade a week.
Mrs. Elizabeth M. Pogue and chil
dren were week-end guests of Rev.
and Mrs. T. P. McKee, Carpenter’s
Point, Md.
Mrs. Florence McCoy has been
visiting her daughter, Mrs. William
Hartman, Lancaster, Pa.
Mrs. J. F. Harding, Philadelphia,
is visiting her sisters, Misses Lidie
and Mary Campbell.
Mrs. Moilie Martindale, Miss Ma
bel Reynolds called on friends in Ox
ford last Friday.
Miss May Johnson is visiting her
cousin, Mrs. Harold Tyson.
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Keim, Jr., of
Baltimore, were guests last week of
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Keim, Sr.
Mrs. Rhoda R. Sutton, who has
been Director at the USO in Elkton
since July, 1942, will leave on Oc
tober first with her husband who has
accepted a position with Ranger Air
craft Corp. in Farmingdale, Long Is
land, N. Y. A new director to replace
Mrs. Sutton will be sent to Elkton
in the near future by the USO Divi
sion of the Young Women’s Christian
Miss Isabel A. Powell, who has
been Assistant Director since October
1943, is being transferred to Wash
ington, D. C., where she will be Di
rector of the club operated by the
National Catholic Community Service
—Womens Division USO on N
Street. Miss Anne Barr will take Miss
Powell's place as Assistant Director
in Elkton. Miss Barr has been on the
local staff for eight mouths.
Miss Anne Stehle, of Rochester,
N. Y., representing the National
Catholic Community Service, will as
sume the position of staff assistant
at Elkton. Miss Stehle has been doing
social service work prior to her Join
ing the USO.
Miss Frances Ward, representing
the Young Womens Christian Asso
ciation, will continue her work at
Elkton as staff assistant following a
vacation to her home in Texas.
The marriage of Miss Eulah Mae
Tong, daughter of Mr. John Earl
Tong, to Cpl. Malin Andrew Worth,
U. S. A. A. C., son of Mr. and Mrs. I.
Malin Worth, of North East, took
place Tuesday evening, July 25, at
8 p. m„ in the North East Methodist
Rev. H. G. Holdiway, pastor of the
church, performed the ceremony, us
ing the double ring service. The
church decorations were gladiolas
and green-foliaged plants. Candle
light was used during the ceremony.
The bride was given in marriage
by her father. Miss Louise Lynch of
North East, was maid of honor; Miss
Mildred Craig and Miss Nancy Sim
pers, also of North East, were the
bridesmaids. Miss Ruth Anne Tong,
sister of the bride, was flower girl.
The best man was Mr. Walter Z.
Collings, of Lewes, Del. The ushers
were Mr. Winfield Ashbridge, of Wil
mington, Del., and Mr. Phillip Biddle
of North East. Miss Lizetta Logan
sang “Because” and “Oh Promise
Me,” accompanied by Miss Irene
Simpers at the organ. Miss Simpers
gave an organ recital before the cere
The bride was attired in a white
gown of marquisette with sweetheart
neckline and full length veil. She
carried a bouquet of white gladiolas.
The maid of honor wore a gown of
yellow marquisette and carried talis
man roses.
The bridesmaids gowns were blue
marquisette. Their bouquets were
pink roses. The flower girl wore a
gown of white taffeta and carried a
basket of pink rose petals.
Following the ceremony a recep
tion was held at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. I. Malin Worth at Bay View.
Immediately after the reception
the bride and groom left for a trip
to Atlantic City.
Miss Leona England, daughter of
Mr and Mrs. Albert England, North
East, and David C. Racine, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Racine, of near
Bay View, were quietly- married at
the Methodist parsonage in North
East, by Rev. H. G. Holdway, on Fri
day, July 28. The young couple left
immediately after the ceremony for
Greenston, N. C.
Harford County Fair
Interesting programs have been
planned for the Harford County Fair,
scheduled for Thursday, August 31,
and l Friday, September 1 at Bel Air.
A Boy Scout demonstration will be
given the first day from 2 to 3 p. m„
under the direction of J. C. Hilde
brand, Harford field executive, with
Cubs and Boy Scouts participating^
The following day there will be a
demonstration by the Chemical War
fare Service, including an “attack
on a fortified position,” utilizing men
and material.
A baby contest for white babies
only will be held Friday, September
l, under the supervision of the Har
ford County Health Department.
Judging of farm teams will also be
on Friday, at 10 a. m., and parade of
1 livestock and machinery at 2:30 p.
Family Reunion
The annual reunion of the Greg
son families was held August 6, at
the Gregson farm near Elk Mills. A
picnic dinner was served. More than
fifty were present to enjoy the re
union. The annual gathering will be
: held next year the first Sunday In
August at the Gregson farm.
Ten Days Added
To 1944-45
Ducking Season
Hunting Of Wild Fowl In
Md. To Open Nov. 2
Closing Jan. 20
Harold L. Ickes, Secretary of the
Interior, has announced the 1944-45
gunning season for water fowl re
cently approved by the President.
The new regulations liberalize the
restrictions by the addition of ten
days to the opien season. “The open
season this year will last for 80
days,’’ Secretary Ickes said.
The addition of ten additional days
to the open season for waterfowl was
based on “the steady increase in the'
continental migratory game-bird pop-'
illation,” Mr. Ickes explained. The.
open season in Maryland is Novem
ber 2, to January 20. :
The general daily bag limit for
ducks remains at 10, but hunters
may now include redhead and buffle
head ducks in the limit and an ad
ditional 5 mallards, widgeons, and
pintails, singly or in The aggregate,;
is allowed.
“The increase in the numbers of ;
mallards, pintails, and widgeons has
been notable,” Dr. Ira N. Gabrielson,
director of the Fish and "Wildlife
Service, said, “and; since these are
the spiecies mainly concerned with
crop damages, the present liberalized '
bag limit is an effort to scatter and
control these species that agricultur
al losses may be cut down.
“It is purely a temporary expedi
ent and the extra bag limit will be
permitted only long enough to alle
viate the present crop damage situ
American and red-breasted Mer
gansers have become so numerous as
to constitute a menace to fish propa
gation, consequently the new regu
lations will permit a bag of 25 of
these ducks.
The daily bag limit on geese re
mains at two, except that in the Pa
cific Coast states, four snow and
white-fronted geese, singly or in the
aggregate, may be taken.
Elsewhere than in the Pacific
Coast States, four blue or snow geese
except snow geese in Idaho, three
Montana counties and on the Atlan
tic Coast, singly or in the aggregate
may be taken daily.
The 80-day hunting season begins
September 20 in the Northern zone,
October 20 in the intermediate zone,
and on November 2 in the southern
zone. At the request of state author
ities, Delaware and Pennsylvania
have been placed in the intermediate
Governor Pledges
Aid To Veterans
Jobs, education, and rehabilitation
facilities for Maryland veterans of
the present war were pledged by Gov
ernor O’Conor in an address before
the opening session of the :26th an
nual convention of the Maryland De
partment of the American Legion in
“Even if present State laws must
be amended, I am determined that
every disabled Maryland veteran will
find compensation,” the Governor
said, to the acclaim of about 1,100
Legionnaires and members; of the
The State’s chief executive said
that 17,000 Marylanders in the arm
ed forces have applied for absentee
voting ballots, and predicted that
more arncli applications would be re
ceived before the November election.
The last week has brought 4,000 re
quests, he announced.
Overseas Christ-?
mas Packages
“Save strong string and box ma
terial and start to plan shopping,”
' Postmaster General Frank C. Walk
er advises Americans in announcing
the rules for mailing of Christmas
gifts for army and navy personnel
This year the Christmas mailing
period for both army and navy over
seas forces is the same—September
15 to October 15. After October 15
no gift parcel may be mailed to a
soldier without the presentation of
a written request from him.
The great demands upon shipping
and the need for giving preference
to arms, munitions, medicine and
food is the prime reason for the early
- mailing date. Moreover, gift parcels
: must travel great distances to reach
. army and navy personnel who are
i located at remote points, and fre
■ quently the transfer of large num
> bers to new stations necessitates
i forwarding of the packages and ad
ditional time la required.
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