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The Midland Journal
Merger Of
Triumph Plant
To Be Taken Over By
The Noma Electric
Announcement has been made of
plans looking to the merger of The
Noma Electric Company, with the
'triumph industries, Inc., formerly
Triumph Explosives, fur., of Elkton
The Noma company began invest
ing In 1-lumph In 1944, and with ad
ditional purchases this year through
its wholly-owned subsidiary, Ansoniu
Electrical Company, has browglus lie
ownership of stock in 'that company
to i ju.ouO of the 494,722 outstanu
lug shares. Besides the 4 2 percent o
the nock owned by the company, K
per cent is hen! by persons close tc
me Noma management.
Noma has broad plans for postwar
ixpauei-.n while 1 Humph s business
is expecte- 'to disappear witl the end
of the war, the announcement said
adding t int Ttiimpb was estimatei.
.• *,o<io,oot of working capital and
Noma has exclu-ive inventions tor
I'ostwa. development.
.o ante for a. ■ ion on the mergei
has been si':, company oftl'-irls said

Farm Buildinj-s Deslroyeo
'the barn, wagon shed and wthei
buildings on the larm oi Horace Yer
i.cs ai Lombard, were destroyed by
ni c oo the night of Aiay 16. The root
of the dwelling was also badly dam
The Oxford Fire Company res
ponded to 'the call for aid but. the
nad guielu. such headway i.
was impossible to save the farm
buildings. The firemen saved the
dwelling, although much damage was
done to the upper story of the home
both by lire and water. After the Ox
lord Uremen had left 'the scene Art
again broke out in the roof of the
uweiling and the Hising Sun flit
company wan cal U-d. The threatening
blaze was speedily extinguished.
The Are is believed to have been
caused by a tractor that had been in
operation in the barnyard. Some bay,
am aw and larm machinery were los.
in addition to the buildings.
Fire Com
pany Auxiliary
The ladles of the Perryville Fin
Company Auxiliary have just turned
over to the fire company a check for
ifl.uou. This makes a total of 53,38 b
..he Ladles Auxiliary has contributed
to the support of the company since
October last.
Special mention is made aH most ol
this has been realized through the
efforts of a feV of the ladles, with
..he assistance of some of the men, by
the sale of sandmishes and coffee to
the U. S. Navy men on Sunday. Near
ly SIOO has been realized weekly.
With this amount and that receiv
ed from the county and other dona
tions and enterprises, the fire com
pany has net only been able to pay
all running expenses to date, but dur
ing the past year have built and paid
for a new kitchen at the cost oi
S4OOO, have put on a new roof for
about S7OO, and! a new furnace for
over S4OO, and now have over SSOO
in the treasury.
Sugar Rationing
Method To Stay
No change in the methods of is
suance of canning sugar rationing is
anticipated by the officials of the Ra
tioning Board.
The sugar rations for canning are
being issued upon presentation of
spare No. 13 sugar stamps, 15 pounds
per person.
While the consumer has until Oct.
31 to secure the canning sugar it
was pointed out the canning season
is now rapidly approaching and will
be practically over by the last of Oc
Mr. and Mrs. William A. Lusby, ol
Oldfield’s Point Road, Elkton, an
nounce the marriage of their daugh
ter, Hilda, to Mr. Edwin Frantsi, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Emil Frantsi. of near
Elkton, on Saturday, May IS, 1945,
at 8 o’clock, in the Elkton Methodist
church, the Rev. John J. Bunting
•fficiating. Mrs. David B. Cronhardt
of Walla Walla, Washington, sister
of the bride, and Mr. Leo Tammy of
Newark, Del.; were attendants.
Mr*. FramlSst wore a powder blue
suit with a corsage of red rose buds.
A reception followed at the home
of the bride’s parents.
Geraniums for Decoration,
Curtis B. Irwin's, RUiag Sun, Md.
The Executive Committee of the
Maryland Council of Defense met on
May 16th and rescinded the civilian
defense protective regulations pre
viously promulgated by the Council
and issued a policy statemen'i con
fining its future status and opera- ,
Hons. The regulations rescinded by ,
die Executive Committee were:
Air Raid protection regulations (
governing blackoun procedure within (
he State of Maryland, dated June j
15. 1943;
Regulations governing the control |
>f artificial lighting within the coast- ,
tl area of the State of Maryland, ,
uted July 7, 1943; ,
Rules and regulations governing
re defense for the State of Mary- (
and, dated October 4, 1943. ,
Regarding the future program, t
Chairman W. Frank Roberts stated
aat in conformity with its policy j
,1 making periodic adjustments of {
he Council’s program and opera- ,
ions as required by changing war (
onaitton, and after consultation „
. ith Governor Herbert R. O'Conor, H
lie Executive Committee has approv- ,
.1 the following curtailment of ac- j.
ivities; i
“Effective June 30, 1946, all acti- £
ilies of the Protective Division of
ivilian Defense on the State level t
.ill be formally discontinued. The t
nterim period between now and
une 30th will enable the State head- j
.uarters of the Protective Division t
.< arrange for an orderly disposal of {
ending organizational uetails.
ibis In no ways affects the pro
,.c,ive services of local councils of
dense. Each local council should
derinine for Itself what it will do
.gardlng its local organization, i
.any communities may wish to pre- i
.erve in some manner and form, as i
,est adapted to local conditions vol- [
inteer personnel to assisu local au- i
utilities in case of emergencies.
■‘The Civilian War Services Dlvl- ]
lion a ill be continued on a curtailed i
oasis, compatible with the changing ]
var situation, under the direction of e
Major L. W. Tipton, who will com- e
,ine 'these duties with those of the j
date Surplus War Property Officer, j
“Until further notice, the Mary- (
andi Council will continue Us head- j
.aarters In 503 O’SuUivan Building.” j
Mr. Roberts also explained . that t
,oine preliminary steps had been uak- ,
n looking toward the establishment |
f a State-wide disaster relief organ- ,
/.ation and that this matter was ,
.ovv before Governor O’Conor for
onsideran,ion and determination.
Suit For Divorce
Through her counsel, Hurry D. I
.ai nes, Mrs. Ida Petitt Conwuy, now ]
.n Elkton resident, lias filed suit in (
lie Circuit Court at Elkton for au <
Dsolute divorce from Leßoy Earl i
.onway, on the grounds of abandon- !
.lent and desertion. I
The plaintiff alleges that they were ,
narried on June 4, 1927, in Wii
lington, and resided together in that
ity until May 10, 1943. Two chil
.ren were born as a result of the
inion, Emily Conway, born Nov. 11, :
928, and Leßoy Earl Conway, Jr., !
iorn Sept. 26, 1930.
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tVil ruing ton Fish
ermen Arrested ;
Charged with fishing in Solomon’s
Mill Pond, near Chesapeake City,
.vithouit a license, John H. Baker, of
24 Stroud Street; Joseph Grenda, of
105 S. Van Buren Street, and Nick
Rud’ry, of 1623 Union Street, all of i
Wilmington, Del., were arrested last
week by Deputy Game Warden Maur- i
ice E. Hudson, and held for a hear
ng before Trial Magistrate James
Rodney of Chesapeake City.
Hospital Auxil
iaries Entertained
The Third District Auxiliary of
Union Hospital, entertained the oth
er Auxiliaries of 'the county at Elk
con on Monday of last week and af
ter a business meeting and an in
spection of the new Hospital build
ing, served luncheon at the Parish
House to the group of seventy-five
Mrs. H. Arthur Cantwell, president
presided at 'the business meeting
where reports of the year’s work
were made, and plans outlined for
the ensuing year.
Slicer Property Sold
The dwelling property of the late
Dr. J. B. Slicer on East Main Street,
in this town, was sold at public sale
on Saturday afternoon for $6150.
The purchaser was Mr. Arthur
Wayne, Elkton.
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Named Acting Postmaster
Harry Kirk has been named acting
i postmaster at the Chesapeake City
office, effective May 1. Mr. Kirk’s ap
pointment is the eighth one in 18
months. An examination for perma
, neat postmaster will shortly be held.
Be Sure To
Buy And Wea^
A Poppy
May 19 to 30 are Poppy Days,
when the little red flower, a symbol
of honor to America’s dead warriors,
will be worn.
The members of 'the American Le
gion are dedicating their efforts to
the distribution and sale of the pop
The little red flowers will pay tri
bute both to those men who hftve
died for 'their country in the present
war and to those who fell 27 years
ago In World War I.
The money received from the ffele
of popples Is used to aid the afflicted
veterans of both World Wars and
their families.
Cecil Unit American Legion Auxi
liary has charge of the sale of pop
pies in Cecil County. The flowers ire
made of crepe paper on the pattern
of 'the wild poppy of Flanders, ajid
are made by the disabled veterans
at Perry Point umder direction of ({he
Maryland Department of the Aultl
liary. Their manufacture occupies the
mind and fingers of these unfortun
ate ones.
This year it Is expected that more
Americans than ever before will wISh
to wear the poppi is as a salute to the
dead soldiers aild their bereavjed
families, and as a financial aid to the
living but disabled and their needy
May Meeting W. S. C. S.
The May meeting of Circle No. 1,
W. S. C: S., was held at the home of
Mrs. Phleet Cooper Thursday even
ing, Mrs. Edward Jenkins leader,
presiding. Devotions were in charge
of Miss A. Mabel Reynolds. Singing,
“What A Friend We Have in Jesus.”
Responsive scripture reading. Prayer
by leader. Singing, “America.” Mrs.
Blanche Johnson read a story of mis
sion work In the mountains of Tenne
see. The minutes were read and ap
proved. The 'treasurer’s report given.
Family night, May 31st, was announ
ced, with program in the church au
itorium and a social hour following
in the primary room. Letters
thanks for flowers, fruit and cards
were read. Virginia Cooper gave a
beautiful piano solo. During the so
cial hour the hostess served fruit
cup, home made cake amdi nuts.
Birthday Party
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Biggs, near
town, entertaiued a number of their
friends and relatives on Thursday
evening, May 3, in honor of their
daughter Naoml’k 16th birthday. The
evening was spent in games. At a
late hour she opened a number of
gifts and refreshments were served.
Among those from Rising Sun who
attended the meeting of the W. S. C.
S., held in Grace church, Wilming
ton, Friday, In connection with 'the
sessions of the Peninsula Conference
held in St. Paul’s church, were Mrs.
Harvey W. Ewing, Mrs. William Gra
ham, Mrs. Howard Wilson, Mrs. J.
C. McCoy, Mrs. Alvin Lucas, Mrs. J.
R. Bicking, Mrs. Evelyn Spencer and
Miss A. Mabel Reynolds.
Lt. Leigh D. Donache is spending a
30 day furlough with his mother
after being overseas for one year.
Lieutenant Donache has been
attached to 'the 405th Bomb G. P.,
829th Bomb Sqd., and is on a fur
lough after having completed fifty
missions overseas in the European
2nd Lieutt. Ned B. Lu/cas, of Rising
Sun, has arrived at the Army Ground
and Service Forces Redistribution
Station in Asheville, North Carolina,
where he will spend approximately
ten days while awaiting reassign
ment to duty.
Mrs. Elwood Brown, who has been
a sufferer from grippe, is reported
greatly improved. Her daughter,
Mrs. Edgar Sdhultz, of Lancaster,
Pa., has been acting as nurse.
Lieu't. (j. g.) and Mrs. I. M. Page,
Jr., Chicago, 111., and Mrs. Clara
Danimeyer, Annapolis, Md., were
guests Sunday of Chief Machiinst
Mate and Mrs. I. M. Page.
Among the 28 Maryland soldiers
who were honorably discharged from
service at Camp Meade, M<L, last
week, was Tech, 5 g Ernest W. Lo
gan, of Elkton.
Frank Orr of this town, is a pa
tient in Union Hospital, Elkton,
where he was taken last week for
Mr. and Mrs. Willis Ely had as
Sunday guests Miss Alice Hambleton
of Columbia, Pa., and Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Hambleton, Lancaster, Pa.
Hubert Miller, who operates 4he
Hugh Evans farm, weßt of Rising
Sun, on Saturday picked up in the
woodis on the premises, a red silk
parachute attached to a fiber case
about six Inches square, containing
various weather recording Instru
ments. Attached to the case were
tags requesting the finder to send lt
to Washington, D. C.
The case bore 'the date of April
25, and had been attached to a
small balloon, that burst at a height
of twelve miles, the parachute, about
six feet in diameter, opening and car- '
rylng the case safely to earth. These
weather recording balloons are sent
up by the Depamment at Washing
ton. This Is the second one found in 1
this section, ltay Mahoney, of near '
Farmington, recovered one about a 1
year ago.
Labor Contract <
Needed To Use
War Prisoners J
In order to use War Prisoners for I
any kind of farm work, a farmer i
must liuve a primary contract for
their labor, according to orders Issu
ed by Army Service Forces, Head
quarters, Second
Army regulations
now specify that there can
contracting. Farmers who
labor should contact their coJH
agricultural agent’s office and
range to sign a contract for their
as far as possible in advance of the '
day they will be needed. ;
No farmers will be able to use j
war prisoners unless a contract has (
first been signed by him. Farmers
will be responsible for payment only i
for the actual hours worked by the j
prisoners. f
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Engagement Announced |
Mr. and Mrs. Albert F. Graham, of '
near Charlestown, announce 'the en- '
gagement of their daughter, Florence
W., to George Calvin Brown, Jr.,'*
son of Mr. and Mrs. George Calvin ‘
Brown, Sr., of Oxford, Pa. The wed- I
ding will take place in the summer, i
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Bridge At Chesa
peake City
Representatives of the State Roads l
Commission are engaged in getting I
titles to properties which are invol- :
ved in the erection of the new high
arch bridge to be built across the ;
Chesapeake and Delaware Canal at i
Chesapeake City. The building of 'the
bridge is listed as item No. 2 on the
postwar program. '
Sunday dinner guests of Mr, and
Mrs. Charles Ritchie were Lt. Leigh
Donache, Mrs. Emma Donache, Mr.
and Mrs. Robent Young and family;
Mr. andi Mrs. Davis Boyd and family.
Also calling the same day were Mr.
and Mrs. Everett Donache and fam
ily; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Brown and
family; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wil
liams and family.
Mrs. Elwood Brown, South Queen
Street, Rising Sun, was remembered
on Mother's Day by a handsome bou
quet of flowers, sent by her son, Cpi.
Marshall Brown, who is with the
Ninth Army somewhere in Germany.
Mr. and Mrs. Neff, of Qut rryville,
Miss Arlene Brown, of Washington,
and Mr. Edgar Schultz, of Lancaster,
were week-end visitors of Mr. and
Mrs. Elwood Brown.
T|s Howard B. McVey pleasantly
surprised his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Roy McVey, Rising Sun, by calling
them from Spokane, Washington, on
Mother’s Day.
Mr. and Mrs. Herman Slaybaugh
spent the week-end with Captain and
Mrs. H. Watts Pillsbury and Lieut,
and Mrs. H. R. .Fehr 111, at Annapo
lis, Md.
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Shingler
, and little daughter, Sandra, moved
this week from the Roberson apart
ment to a dwelling on Mount street.
Mrs. Walter Cooney.
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! Richard Dodson entertain ed a
number of young friends Saturday
evening in honor of his birthday.
Mrs. Mary Michaels, Media, Pa.,
. visited from Friday until Monday
with Miss Elizabeth Stephens.
Mr. and Mrs. Hayes Henry and son
of Wilmington, were Sunday guests
i of Mr. and Mrs. William Henry.
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. Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Warren, Balti
more, were Sunday guests of Mr. and

At ithe dinner meeting of the It is
ing Sun Lions Club, on Thursday ev
ening, Mify 17, the Nominating Com
mittee reported the following slate
for the election to be held .) tune 7:
President, F. M. Kennard; Ist vice
president, Charles Croiheis; 2nd vice
president, Wm. C. Graham; 3rd vice
president, William McNumee; secre
tary, Charlton Poist; treasurer, Ev
erett F. Johnson; tail-twister, Claude
C. Buick; lion tamer. Thus. ii. Rob
erson; directors, John Kimble, E. L.
Delegates to convention to lie 'Llic
President, and Secretary; alternates,
J. C. Hindman, Clifford Marker. Di
rectors having one year to serve to
complete terms are Herman Slay
baugh and Alex. Wilson.
Following the splendid dinner ser
ved by the ladles of the W. S, S.,
and 'the business meeting, three Ris
ing Sun boys who are in U. S. Service
and were guests of the club were in
troduiced: Lt. James Yerkes, SjSgt.
Alfred R. Gyles and Pfc. Kirk liio
kaw. Lt. Yerkes, who lias been in
charge of a German Prisoners of War
Camp in Illinois, and Sgt. Gyles, who
was a member of a Bombing Squad
and bad completed 35 missions in
the European war area, interested
the members of the clubs with recit
als of some of their experiences.
England- Grubb
On Friday afternoon, May 18, at
3:00 o’clock, Grace Bible Chapel,
/*inn, was the scene of a simple, out
when Miss Sara
Hkguml, damghler < >l .1
■m- England. "I /'
of Captain Dim
d e
io a. ii k
church, o^|
The given in mar
riage by her rather, wore a white
gown, with a lace bodice, long fui
sleeves and skirt of tulle over a satin
underskirt. Her over-the face- ve:
was of flnge itip length and she cai
tied an old fasihoned bouquet o.
white rosebuds. Miss Jeanne England
was her sister's only attendant, anti
,Wts gowned in bine net with lace in
ivirts atwl a shoulder length veil. She
carried an old fashioned bouquet oi
pipk rosebuds. Little Miss Mary
Ellen Wycker, cousin of the bride,
was flower girl, Her gown was floor
length blue taffeta.
The best man was Captain Cleve
land, a fellow officer of the groom.
The ushers were Edison Grubb, bro
ther of the groom; Howard England,
brother of the bride, Walton Mason
and Lloyd Wycker.
The church was beautifully decor
ated with orange blossoms and bas
kets of spring flowers.
The wedding music was played by
Miss Margaret Moore, of Blake, at
i,.he piano, and Mrs. Eleanor Wycker,
Calvert, at the organ.
The bride’s mother wore dark blue
print with matching accessories. M rs -
Grubb was gowned in gray print with
black accessories.
The bride is a graduate of Calvert
High School and a Wilmington, Del.,
business school. She has been em
ployed by the Hercules Powder Co.,
The groom, who graduated from
Calvert High School also,, enlisited in
ihe Army Air Forces in August,
1941. He served for over a year In
the China-Burama-India Theater as a
ferry pilot. He is now stationed at
the New Castle Army Air Base, near
Following the ceremony, a recep
tion was held at the home of the
bride’s parents.
Miss Jeanne Lowe, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Emory Lowe of Wil
mington, and Lieut. Charles E. Roth
ermel, son of Mrs. Sarah Rothermel
and 'the late Charles E. Rothermel,
of North East, were married on Sat
urday evening. May 12, at the home
of the bride, by the Rev. John W.
Christie, pastor of the Westminster
Presbyterian church, Wilmington.
The bridesmaid was Miss Betity
Holt of Wilmington, a cousin of the
bride, and the best man was Mr. Vir
gil Gilbert of North East, a cousin of
the groom.
A reception followed the wedding
ceremony. The young couple will
make their home at Fort Benning,
Ga... after June 1.
On Saturday, May 12, at 3 p. m.,
Miss Roberta Pollard: of Ceciiton,
and Mr. Lee Biggs were united in
marriage by the Rev. William Wyllie
Jr., in the Episcopal church at Cecii
ton. A reception for the happy cou
ple followed in the Parish House.
Maryland Traffic Safety Slogan—
> Darkness means added danger. Drive
Hausfrau Eisenhower is about fin
l iahed with his spring housecleaning.
State To Have
15,000 Extra
Farm Workers
.5,000 Prisoners Of War
To Aid Farmers
And Packers
More tahn 6,600 Germans will be
among approximately 16,000 labor
ers recruited to work this season on
Maryland farms and In food process
ing plants and canneries, Paul Id.
Nystrom, state supervisor of the em
ergency farm labor program for the
Hxaension Service, University of
Maryland, has announced.
The emergency farm workers will
lie housed in .'l7 camps, of which 10
ire for prisoners of war. Many of
■ hose camps are on the Eastern
The War Department has allocated
-,600 prisoners of war for agricul
tural work and 2,900 more for work
in plants processing tomatoes, snap
,leans, sweet corn and other vegeta
nles, said Mr. Nystrom. The remain
ing 200 prisoners will take care of
the camps.
The prisoners of war will be hous
d In eight camps used last season
ind eight new ones.
New camps on the Shore are going
up at Berlin, Worcester county; Hur
ock, Dorchester county; Easton,
Talbot, county; and Churchill, Queen
.’.tine’s county.
All the prisoner of war camps are
cheduled to open on June 1, when
picking of peas and early sitring
jeans begins.
Meawnhile, Mr. Nystrom said, 30
Newfoundlanders have been “import
'd" and assigned to work as year
ourid laborers on dairy farms in the
Nearly BfiW> Jamaicans and Baham
ans -the Vanguard of a total of
15,040 allocated to Maryland—have
trrlved; and are at work on farms on
be Eastern Shore.
Eastern Shore camps for some of
hfese workers have been set up at
.Vestovaf, Vienna, 4 Hur
’ock and Kennedyville, on the East
rn Shore, and near Whiltetall, Har
ord county.
Of the 3,000 migrant workers who
ire expected to arrive during the sea
son from the south, many will be on
farms in tenant houses, while others
will live in camps ait Berlin and Poc
omoke City, Worcester county; Al
len, Wicomico county, and Preston,
on the Caroline-Dorchester county
Camps are to be at Centreville and
Sudlersville, Queen Anne’s county;
Dock Hall and another school be
tween Centreville and Chesitertown,
Kent County; Cambridge, Dorches
ter County; and Easton, Talbot coun
ty, for high school boys from Balti
The marriage of Miss Virginia
Rawlings. Barnes, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Howard G. Barnes of Port
Deposit, Md., and William R. Bow
den, Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air
Forces, son of Mrs. William P. Bow
den and the late Mr. Bowden of Dun
bar, Pa., took place Friday evening,
May 18, six-thirty o’clock in Hope
well Methodisit church, the Rev. J. D.
Robb officiating.
The church was beautifully decor
ated with orange blossoms and ’red
peonies. Mrs. Edmond Walker of Al
dino, Md., played the wedding march
and Miss Ruth Dudderer of Linthi
cum Heights, was soloist.
The bride was given in marriage
by her father and wore a white mar
qiusette gown. Her finger-tip veil
was held in place by a beaded coro
net. She carried a bridal bouquet of
white roses. Mrs. Rollin Anderson of
Linthicum Heights, Md., her matron
of honor, wore white marquisette
and carried red roses.
Staff Sgt. Walter Wesse of Wash
ington, D. C., was best man, and the
ushers were Mr. Norman Barnes, bro
ther of the bride; Mr. Herman Slay
baugh of Rising Sun, and Mr. Rufus
Benjamin of Pont Deposit.
The bride was graduated from
Tome School and State Teachers’ Col
lege, Towson, Md., and at present is
a member of the iaculty of Havre de
Grace School.
Lieut. Bowden was graduate d
from ConnellsviUe High School, Hav
erford College, and received his M. A.
at Duke University. He taught at
West Nottingham Academy for one
1 year, Georgia School of Technology
1 for three years. He was doing addi
-1 tioanl graduate work at Yale Univer
sity when, he enlisted in the U. S.
Army in August, 1942.
A reception followed the ceremony
at “Stillman’s Delight," home of the
j bride’s parents.
The Presiednt opposes a tax cut
- before defeat of Japan. A most com
• pelting reason for an early victory.
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