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THE MIDLAND JOURNAL
rtIUIBBD EVERT FRIDAY DORKING BY B'wxisro BROS. •non aim chcu. county Maryland Ratarad aa Baoond Clua Ifattar At Poat Office In Rising Sun. Maryland Under Aet of Congrass of March I, 1171 INDRFHKDBNT IN POLITICS AND AU OTHER IBBJBCTS ’ TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION ONB YEAR, IN ADVANCB .... $1.60 SIX MONTHS .... - SI.OO THREE MONTHS ..... AO SINGLE COPY, S CBNTS ADVERTISING RATKS FURNI9HBD .ON APPLICATION , AdvertiUn* Hepresemativo j j Foreign AdvertUh.g Representative ' rat AMERICAN PRF.SS ASSOC! ATION ! , THE AMERICAN PRESS ASbOCiA I lON FRIDAY, MAY 11, 1045 “MOTHER’S DAY” “All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my mother.” These words ol Abraham Lincoln express the thoughts in every heart as we ap proach another Mother’s Day. The futuire of a man is to a large degree based upon the formative years when his mother works, plans and prays for the later welfare of her child. Wartime America is celebrating Mother’s Day with a genuine deeper significance this year. Almost hard er than the job of the boys on the fighting fronts all over the world is the task of mothers who stay behind to do the waiting, cheering and pray ing. The women of America are not only called upon to provide the daily home comforts —they are also the pillars of strength who sew for the Red Cross, raise defense funds, work in war plants and cheer the absent boys with letters, and gifts or home made cakes and cookies they miss so much. These mothers take their place in history alongside of the Pil grim mothers. Artists and writers, thinking of their youth, have learned to appre ciate the virtues of these overlooked mothers who help make the nation the mighty country it is. Every day is Mother’s Day for these recorders in art and story. Sunday, May 13th, is Mother’s Day—one day in which out own and all mothers receive some measure of appreciation for the steadfast devo tion they shower on us year after year. GOVERNOR CONFERS WITH PRESIDENT TRUMAN On an invitation from President Harry S. Truman, Governor O’Conor conferred with the President in 1 is offices in the White House last week on Federal-State relationship and coordination in the post-war period. Also attending the conference at the President’s invitation, along with Governor O’Conor, were Governor S. Kerr of Oklahoma and Governor J. Howard McGrath of Rhode Island. Maryland’s Chief Executive, acting as spokesman for the group said that the purpose of tte conference was to establish the “most cordial relations” between the Federal Government and State authorities in the handling of inter-related matters affecting both governments. “The President,” Governor O’Con or said 1 , “has shown the keenest de sire to become more familiar with the problems peculiar to the individ ual states and to analyze them. I am, of course, strongly in favor of his de sire to bring about the closest pos sible integratio nof Federal and State functions. It is a splendidly conceiv ed idea, which I believe will benefit all, and will have the backing of the Governors of all the States and their utmost cooperation for the public good.” - o HOW ABOUT THE OPA It is very unreasonable to say that, the Office of Price Administration should be exempted from criticism. That is impossible. Price Administra tor Bowles failed to express public opinion in his statesment that “when we look at the whole record, I think that the price control and stabiliza tion program has been one of the most remarkable achievements of this war.” The general public disa grees, and has very little praise for the Bowles organization. APPLES WELL RECOMMENDED The Federal War Food Adminis tration is promoting something of a boom to encourage the use of apples. In a news release this week it en dorses apples grown everywhere, from Pennsylvania to California; Texas to Virgiina; Maryland, New York, Wisconsin, Michigan, Minne sota, and all points east, west, north and south. Evidently there are plenty of apples in the country and your Uncle Sam down in Washington says they are “godo to eat.” So hop to it!' FARMS FOR SALE The Farm Credit Administration has been designated to dispose of surplus agriculture or land, no longer needed for war purposes, says an of ficial report by Secretary of Agricul ture Wickard. Former owners and former tenants of these lands are given preference, next to the Govern ment and State and local agencies. Strands of human hair are to be used in manufacture of a new secret weapon for the Army. Women have been using locks of hair as a secret weapon ever since Bible times. DON’T EXPECT A LOVE FEAST By J. E. Jones Washington, D. C., May 7—Presi dent Truiman was fortunate in per suading Soviet Russia to send Com missar Molotov to San Francisco, for the simple reason that Molotov is spokesman number one for Stalin. Apparently, the two men are tire strongest part of the government of Soviet Russia. Molotov has proved himself to be sort of “a bull in a ctina shop,” and that may help to consolidate the views and objectives of the Big Three. Three or four years ago American and Russian statesmen were getting into one aonther’s hair. Then we con ccdedi that Russia was licking Hitler. A recent statement indicates that the United States chipped in close to 9 billion dollars’ worth of goods under lend-lease to the Russian military forces, plus over 16 million tons of food. So let the big fellows fight it out at San Francisco. We don’t need to worry about this difference of opin ion. Molotov may be as. sound in his views about Poland as Stettinius is in his about Argentina. The Conference is standing up for great principles. Isn’t that better than making a tea party out of a great World confer ence? No matter what happens this week or month, these 50 United Na tinons are going to get together— and they are going to do it in 1945. The more they argue about their dif ferences, the surer they are to reach agreements. That means a permanent peace—and that’s what the whole thing is about. They are completing the chart that was presented by Woodrow Wilson 2 5 years ago—when it was too late, too long deferred after the war. The job will be done this time. There cannot be any qestion about that. *** * Must We Have Strikes? Not many years ago the workers in coal mines were paid niggardly wages .The labor unions broke up the game of selfish owners of anthracite and bituminous coal mines. The early strikes called by the United Mine Workers were justified, and they were so reasonable that wages were increased. Bult the time came when annual strikes were precipitated for very doubtful reasons. In this year 1945, with a great world war still t anging heavily over the United States, most everybody feels that strikes of all kinds are out of order. What have we got a Labor Depart ment for, anyway? Unless that De partment can be operated to control labor disputes it should be abolished —not only on account of its own use lessness, but for the further reason of ridding the country of the ridicuk lous method by which another Cabi net Officer, the headl of the Interior Department, drops into the game and takes over the mines for the Govern ment, while at the same time stabili zation directors, war labor boards and brass-hats, edge in and add to the confusion. Let’s hope that away can be de veloped to prevent labor strikes dur ing and aflter the war. •* * • To Meet Food Requirements The War Production Board has is sued an order to meet modification of military requirements to speed the increasingly urgent needs of this year’s food production program. The jrder raises the farm machinery pro gram to a much higher level. The WPB increases the allocation to a net usage of 256,000 tons of steel and this advanced allotment author ity adds 52,606 tons of carbon steel and 747 tons of alloy steel. Restoration of the cutback follows an appeal by the War Food Admin istration to WPB, in which the food agency said that more farm macihn ary was needed tb meet some of the most necessary food requirements, -he t gemy declared that non-civilian food demands for this year are great er than those of last year, while ci vilion ’demands continue at high lev els. While the added steel is below the tonnage required by manufacturers .if farm machinery to complete on a 100 per cent basis their currently au thorized production programs, WPB said it is sufficiently large to prevent cancellations of orders on steel mills and to permit continued production of machinery at approximate current levels. Farm machinery manufacturers who file Controlled Materials Plan Forms 4B In Washington will have their advance allotments restored by action of WPB’s Farm Machinery and Equipment Division. These are .he manufacturers who were mostly severely affected by the cutback in steel allocations. THE MIDLAND JOURNAL, FRIDAY, MAY 11, 1948 I [1945 MAY 1943 1 SUN IwowT TUI I WIP I THUS | HI I sir 123 4 5 6 7 8 9 1011 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 127128129|30|31l GOVERNOR'S PROCLAMATION “I AM AN AMERICAN WAV’ WHEREAS, by House Joint Reso lution No. 9 of the General Asenibly of Maryland, passed at the 1945 ses sion, the Governor is requested to proclaim the third! Sunday of May of each year as “I AM AN AMERICAN DAY” in recognition of all those, w ho by coming of age or by naturali- : zation, have attained the status of citizenship; and; WHEREAS, this Resolution is in keeping with Public Resolution No. 67, of the Congress of the United States; and WHEREAS, our Country has been enriched, materially and spiritually, by the naturalization of thousands of foreign-born men and women, and by the great number of our youth who have reached their full stature of citizenship, and have strengthened our Nation by their service at home and on the battefieldi; NOW, THEREFORE, I, HER BERT R. O’CONOR, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF MARYLAND, do hereby proclaim Sunday, May 20th, 1945, as “I AM AN AMERI CAN DAY” and urge that this day be set apart as a special time to do hon or to those citizens who have attain ed their majority and those of for eign birth who have become citizens by naturalization during the past year, and further ask that State and! local officials, patriotic, educational, and civic organizations plan and carry out special programs to assist our new citizens to understand more fully the great privileges, opportuni ties and responsibilities of citizen ship In the United States. GIVEN Under My Hand and The Great Seal of; THE GREAT the State of Mary land*, at The City of SEAL OF Annapolis, On This! Thirteenth Day of j THE STATE April, In The Year | Of Ouu- Lord, One I OF Thous and Nine] Hundred and Forty- MARYLAND Five. HERBERT R. O’CONOR, • Governor. WILLI AN J. McWILLIAMS Secretary of State o S. T. C., SALISBURY, MAY DAY FESTIVITIES The annual May Day Festivities at the State Teachcers College at Salis bury, were held on the College Cam pus at 3 p. m., Thursday, May 3rd. Since this was National Child Health Week, the May Day was dedicated co the health of children. Special guests and participants were regis-i trants in the College Elementary j School under six years of age, and children of faculty members and alumni under five years of age. The program, under the direction of Miss Helen L. Jamart, physical education director, began with a pro cessional. The May Queen, Gladys Brown Evans, who wore white and carried Madonna lilies, was accom panied by ladies of ahe court, wear ing long pastel dresses and carrying arm bouquets of peonies. There were ten gentlemen of the Court, and a large retinue of entertainers, flower girls and Cadet Nurses from the Pe ninsula General Hospital. Following the crowning of the queen, a dance by Jean Holand, Car lyn Meriyman and Adelene Hopkins was presented in her honor. Ruth Cropper, presidetn of the Home As sociation, presented flowers to Miss S. T. C., after which the cadet nurses participated in a review. The child ren of the court danced a minuet. The firs*, and second grades executed a miniature may pole dance; the third 1 and fourth grades gave a rope skipping exhibition; the sophomore clas3, a Spring Frolic; the third and fourth grades, a flag drill; Margaret Covington and Betty Clark, an Ital ian Peasai.it Dance; the fifth, sixth and seventh grades, a ribbon dance; Norma Horseman, Mildred Hayman, Margaret Covington, Betty Brins field, Betsy Clark, Frances Crockett and Charlotte Widowson, a tumbling I event. The climax of the program was the May Pole Dance presented by the Freshman Class, and followed by the Recessioanl. The committee was assisted by Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts. A Queen’s Tea for the queen and gudsts was held following the festi vities, and the day’s program closed wiith a baseball game between the Wicomico H. S. and S. T. C. Meat situation is one the American people would like to get at the meat of. “Plenty of golden farm-churned butter should* be spread on the open ed buscuits.”—New York Times. Oh, yeah? “Chile to Get Meat by Air"—head 1 line. We can continue to whistle for ours. i Manufacturers are advised by WPB to apply to their local WPB 1 office is they need adjustments be cause of the severe reductions in their second and third quarter allot- - ments. j 1 j ~~ Try our made-at-home butterless-spreads! ■ \ With butter and oleomargarine costing many I \ precious red points, perhaps you're looking m > \ for some substitute bread-spreads. While it I \ is possible to cover up with peanut butter or f \ jellies for quick snacks, most folks do prefer I la spread they can use on the bread they eat I J with their meals. / 1 V /I Your electric company has recipes for / V . j J several butterless-spreads that can be made / 1 I I II from ingredients right off your kitchen V 1 I I II shelves. They're easy to make, and each has \ l I I / | a taste all its own we're sure you'll like. || Ask for these free butterless-spread recipes at our office. CONOWINGO POWER COMPANY DO NOT WASTE ELECTRICITY JUST BECAUSE IT IS NOT RATIONED Tn the People | r i- this Community You have a D-Day this week. I You won’t die, lose limbs, sight or mental faculties in battle. | Your assignment is to buy extra [ War Bonds. tftaa V There have been many Normandy on Guadalca *,!.(llf nal, D-Day on Iwo Jima, D- Day on Okinawa.* i What is it like for your sons brothers, husbands, friends fac ing a D-Day in the battle zones? It’s prayer and nervousness, nightmarish tension and thoughts of home. What’s it like for you facing i another home front D-Day? You ] are the only person who can an swer this question. No matter what the final story is in this community, you will not have met your responsibility unless you have bought more bonds than ever before in a war loan. The opening of the mighty 7th Wat Loan is an opportunity to re dedicate yourself to the task of nailing down the victory. THE EDITOR COOPERATION FOR RURAL PEOPLE Discussion of their responsibilities as committee members and a study of cooperation for rural people featur ed a Regional meeting of members cf the Southern States Farm Home Advisory committees in Elkton, North East, Rising Sun, New Castle, Middletown, and Newark, held in Nor.h East recently, with Mrs. Sara Porter Ellis, Richmond, Director of the Southern States Farm Home Ser vice, as program leader. Mrs. Ellis outlined 1 the program, organization, and 1 operation of South ern States Cooperative, explaining how it is endeavoring to aid farm families. She pointed 1 out that South ern States is working with more than 150,000 farm families in its terri iiory and that it is now establishing a cooperative program in Kentucky. The speaker emphasized the neces sity for the farm home to have an I opportunity to solve its problems and better its economic position, explain ing that all groups of people must be getting along reasonably well if the whole of the society is to prosper. TO OUR MOTHERS Blessed are the mothers of yester day, for their mercies shall be called beautiful and beneficent. They are like flowers growing by sunken gar dens, beside still water and in green fields. Blessed are ithe mothers of to day, for they have the keeping of to morrow in their hands, and in their hearts, and the destiny of hearts, of homes, and of nations. o Raising of point values on meat also boosts the value of a victory garden. The bank of the. future may turn down your loan application with, “Sorry, all popular brands of money temporarily ouit of stock.” o ■ “Truman Sidesteps ‘4B Question” —headline. Since the President is 60 he may be said to have by-passed it. j BILL. IS SIGNED TO GIVE CAKE TO ALCOHOLICS A bill empowering judges of the I Supreme Bench of Baltimore and of i lhe Circuit Courts in the counties to send chroinc alcoholics charged with a criminal offense to any of the State hospitals for pre-trial treatment and tare, has been signed by Governor O’Conor. The law will become effective on June 1. It gives the judges authority to determine what period, of treat ment is necessary before the accused alcoholics are ready to face trial. The measure was advanced by the Legislative Council after the super intendent of the Eastern Shore State Hospital notified the council that, ai ' though judges were sending alcohol icsc to that institution for treatment, lie knew of no statute which empow ered the judges to make that com mitment. The law was prepared to create (hat authority, it was poinled by pro ponents of the measiiure. Dr. Horace E. Flack, of the De partment of Legislative Reference, printed out that the pre-trial com mitments could be made either to the Spring Grove State Hospital, Spring field State Hospital, Crownsville State Hospital, or the Eastern Shore State Hospital. Although those institutions are' commonly thought of as mental insti tutions, they are able to give treat ment to persons suffering from alco holic addiction, Dr. Flack said. Asked whether the law could be abused and persons suffering from alcoholic conditions confined for long terms, Dr. Flack pointed, out that persons committed would have the right to seek release through habeas corpus. In nearly every instance there probably would be a conference of the presiding judge, the State’s At torney,the defense lawyer and, pos sibly, members of the family of the accused concerning the ability of the accused to stand trial and the amoum Of treatment necessary. Dr. Flack said the law would oper ate very much like the law which provides for a pre-trial determina tion of a defendant’s sanity. LITTLE GIRL DROWNED Mary Jo Jones, aged/ 9 years, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George B. Jones, of Whiteford, Harford county, was drowned Saturday afternoon, April 28, when she fell into the hole of an abandoned quarry near her home. AUTO ADVERTISING REGULATIONS Persons advertising used passen ger automobiles for sale in newspa pers and other publications must in clude in the advertisement the make of the car, the model year, the model body type, the seller’s offering price, and the statement that the price is “within OPA ceiling,” the Office of Price Administration announces. This requirement, which became effective May 9," 1945, is designed to aid in the enforcement of price control on used cars. The owner of a car wishing to ad vertise it for sale may obtain its leg al OPA ceiling price by phoning his local War Price and Rationing Board or by consulting the table of dollar and-cemt used car ceilings appearing in Maximum Prcie Regulation No. 540 on used passenger automobiles which is available at all OPA offices or automobile dealer shops. Used passenger cars of model year 1926 and earlier through this action are exempted from price control. FIRST MOTHER’S DAY OBSER VANCE TRACED TO ANCIENT ROMANS Sunday next, May 13, the second Sunday in the month, is Mother's Day. The setting aside of a specific day on which to honor motherhood is not a recent development. Mother’s Day probably had its in ception in the day of the ancient Ro mans, when they celebrated, on the Ides of March, a festival in honor of the mother of the gods, the people bringing offerings which became pro perty of the priests. From this practice arose the cus tom of attending the mother church on mid-Lent Sunday with presents tor the church. Mid-Lent or mother ing Sunday still is celebrated in the midland counties of England by ap prentices and servants visiting their parents on that day. A special “Mother’s Day” in Sun schools and. churches is attributed to Miss Anna Jarvis of Philadelphia, who conceived the idea in 1908 when she was asked by the superintendent of the Sunday School in the Virginia town in which her mother had long been the moving spirit, to arrange a memorial service. This observance led to similar ones in other cities and attracted the at tention of Congress, which on May 10, 1913, passed a resoluti ! com mending national observance of the iiay. In 1914 Congress authorized the President to designate, by annuol proclamation, the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day, and to request the display of the American flag on government buildings and private homes. The first national proclamation was issued 1 by President Wilson May 9, 1914. The origin of the celebration as a public occasion proclaimed by the President has, however, been attri buted also to a former president of the Fraternal Order of Eagles. He is said to have made the suggestion May 10, 1904, in a speech at Eng lish’s opera house in Indianapolis. A bronze tablet commemorating the ’ event was unveiled in the theater May 10, 1931. 05 MARYLAND DAIRY HERD OWNERS RECEIVE DAIRY HONORS FOR 1944 Sixty-five Maryland dairy herd owners have been awarded Honor Roll certificates for 1944 by the Na tional Dairy Association, it is an nounced! by the University of Mary land. The certificates are given an nually to all members of dairy herd improvement associations wh os e herds have a 350-pound butterfat av erage or above. Since only 25 Maryland herds were eligible for <the award in 194 3, the present large number of Honor Roll members speaks well for the pro gress made by local herd owners in the past few years. With three more associations —Caroline, Anne Arun del, and! Marva—finishing their first year sometime in 1945, it is hoped that even more herds will be honored when the 1915 list of winners is an nounced. The list of winners included six Cecil County herds: H. B. Crowgey and Son. F. Guy McGrad'y, Mount I Ararat Farms, Wallace M. V. Lynch, Lloyd Balderston 111, and Glenn Mc- Grady. o It took us more than 450 years, bu,t we finally got back to Genoa, where Columbus got his start.