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Little Folks Of This Community
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First Row: Thomas, son of Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Adams. Rising Sun: Ruth Ann daughter of Mr and Mrs.
T. C. Adams, Rising Sun; Chucky, Janet, children of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Ritchie Rising Sun; Judith daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Ayers, Rising Sun; Sue, daughter oi Mr. and Mrs. E. W.. Ayers, Rising Su “j
Second Row: Joseph, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Baird, Rising Sun; Martha, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R.
H. Montgomery, Rising Sun; Judith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. H. East, Rising Su>n; Andrea, daughter of
Mr and Mrs. T. D. Boyd, Colora; Glenn, son of Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Meeks, Rising Sun.
Third Row: Wayne, Ronald, children of Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Smith, Rising Sun; Martin, Mary, children
of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Schenck, Rising Sun.
Can Corn Fresh and a Little
At a Time for Good Results
—Photo Courtesy Ball Brothers Co.
Corn is a stumbling block for many an otherwise successful
home canner. For some it spoils; for others it turns brown and
has poor flavor.
Gladys Kimbrough, Home Service Director for Ball Brothers
Company, glass jar company with<
headquarters at Muncie, Indiana, con
siders it far from easy to persuade
the general public to adopt practices
and procedures which give satisfactory
If you have never canned corn but
want to this season because of ration
ing, or if you have tried and failed,
you may profit by following Miss Kim
brough’s advice. In an informal dis
cussion of the subject she said, “Sweet
corn, particularly the deep yellow, is
rich in flavor and food value, but field
corn cans as well, keeps as well, as
the garden varieties and is the pref
erence of many persons who could, if
they chose, grow a patch of sweet corn
for table use. So, take your choice but
don’t pay your money unless you know
the corn is fresh from the stalk and
that it is at the most perfect stage for
table use. At this stage the kernels
are plump, shiny, and all but bursting
with milk-like juice.
Can Corn Early
As corn matures, the milk gives way
to a substance called dough. Then
people say the corn is too hard and
they say right because it is hard to
keep it by canning once it has passed
from the full milk to the dough stage.
Bacteria, particularly those which
cause flat sour, like warm corn. This is
one big reason why it doesn’t pay to
gather, prepare, and can corn by the
"wagon load." Flavor is another good
reason for the can-a-little-at-a-time
rule. Com loses its sweetness more
rapidly than any other vegetable with
the possible exception of green peas.
This fact, plus bacteria’s special lik
ing for corn which has stood several
hours, explains the wisdom of the old
slogan, "two hours from garden to can
Jars, caps, lids, rubbers, canner and
all other utensils needed should be
ready for use when the corn is brought
in for canning.
It is a waste of time, energy, and
food to put anything in a jar which
can’t be sealed airtight. The smallest
nick or crack can cause trouble, so
smart home canners take time to ex
amine the sealing surface of every jar
and lid. Jars, caps, glass lids and
rubbers should be washed in warm
soapy water, rinsed, covered with
warm water and then boiled. One can’t
be too clean about canning. Used jars,
caps, and lids should be boiled 20 to
30 minutes. New ones need only be
brought to boiling and kept hot.
Any jar, cap, lid, and rubber worth
using is worth using by the manufac
turer’s instructions. Such instructions
are given on a circular packed with
the jars and printed on the cap car
Two sharp knives are needed—one
The Census Bureau estimates the
U. S. population at 138,955,469 as of
January 1, an increase of 7,286,000
over 1940 figures.
It those relief rolls get too low
they won’t have anywhere to go but
You’ll doubtless soon be hearing
of synthetic eggs. We suggest oubi
fMi shape tor economical packing.
’ small, one large. And you will want
a cutting board. A well scrubbed plank
! will do if you have nothing better.
When everything is ready lay an ear
of corn on the board, then use the
strong knife to cut through husks, corn
and cob at each end of the ear. Next,
stand the ear upright and use both
hands to peel off the husks. If eased
along with the thumbs, most of the silks
will come off with the wrappings. This
method may sound troublesome, but
after you get the hang of it you will
find the work goes faster and with
much less muss than when the husking
is done in the usual way.
Discard any ear of corn which seems
a bit hard. Rinse and drain the com
after it has been freed of silks, then
cut—don’t saw—the kernels from the
cob, taking care not to cut the cob.
This is where you need that small
sharp knife.
The danger of spoilage is far less
when whole kernels are used. Cream
style is made by slicing the tips of the
kernels and then scraping out the pulp.
It is folly to can cream style unless
one has a steam pressure cooker with
an accurate gauge.
Pint size jars are best for any kind
of corn and practically a must for
cream style, because heat passes
through corn slowly.
It doesn’t do to keep com waiting its
turn in the canner. If you happen to
have some left over because of faulty
judgment in estimating the amount
needed to fill the jars, put it in the
refrigerator to keep cool until the next
batch can go into the canner.
Adding Water Essential
Be sure to add one and one-quarter
cup boiling water to each four cups of
whole kernel corn and two cups of boil
ing water to each four of cream style.
The water is needed to help the heat
get through the corn in a hurry and to
prevent the com turning brown.
That brown color and overcooked flavor
you dislike is caused by caramelization
of the corn sugar. This doesn’t hap
pen when the corn is young and juicy,
enough water is used, and the process
ing done at the right temperature.
Most persons like about one-half tea
spoon of salt to each pint of corn. A
little sugar won’t hurt anything, nor
will it hurt if you forget the salt. The
amount used is too small to help pre
vent spoilage.
Some persons manage to can com by
processing it three and a half to four
hours in a hot-water bath canner but
it is far better to use a steam pressure
cooker provided it is in the right work
ing order and worked right. That last
"right” means Follow the Manufac
turer’s Instructions!
A new shoe stamp becomes valid
August 1. Shucks, who wants to wear
shoes in Aug'ust?
Hoover urges 12-poirt program to
ease meat shortage. The vomts are
red, presumably.
Medical men are astonished by a
rare case just called to their atten
tion: a man Buffering from a cigar
ette cough.—Pittsburgh Press.
Mrs. Ruth E. Blockson, aged 68
years, mother of Mrs. Hilda Sim
mons, of Elkton,, and Mrs. Bessie
Baird, of Port Deposit, died on Sun
day, Juily 1, at Mt. Hermon, Md.
Several grandchildren and great
grandchildren also survive and three
sisters, Mrs. Annie Heverin and Mrs.
Bessie Clayton, both of Charlestown,
and Mrs. Josepine Heverin of Elkton.
mrs. james p. McCullough
Mrs. Annie McCullough, 76 years
of age, widow of James P. McCul
lough, and a life-long resident of
Cecil County, died suddenly Sunday,
Juily 1, at tthe home of her daugh
ter, Mrs. Walter Stephenson, in Per
Funeral services were held Tues
day afternoon from the Stephenson
home. Interment was in Principio
cemetery. Mrs. Stephenson is her
only survivor.
Elroy A. Steele, of Conowingo,
formerly of Oxford, Pa., passed away
June 29, in the Harford Memorial
Hospital, Havre de Grace, He was
the son of the late Mrs. Mary Steele
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Irene
Randow Steele, one daughter, Mrs.
William C. Webb, and one grand
daughter, Marilyn J. Webb.
Funeral services were held Sunady
afternoon in the Grace Memorial
Church, Darlington. Interment at the
Southern Cemetery in Dublin, Md.
“Pedal Pushers”
Help Buy Bonds
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Ideal for sports and kind to less
than-perfect figures are these "pedal
pushers." They make colorful cos
tumes. Sew now, and yoor vacation
wardrobe will he ready when you
need It More War Bonds from your
savings by home sewing will help
the War effort. £/. S. Trtajury Department
Rev. J. R. Bicking had charge of
the morning preaching service; at
the evening service Rev. Bicking
preached on the topic, “Jesus’ Mes
sage to Simon Peter.” Prayer meet
ing is held in the church Tuesday ev
ening instead' of Wednesday evening
until further notice.
Mrs. Ella Powell of Elkton, fell
from a chair while seated in her yard
on Outrtls Avenue, and suffered a
fracture of the left arm.
Francis M. Kennard and wife to
Thomas J. Benjamin and 1 wife. All
that certain tract or parcel of land
situate In the Sixth Election District
of Cecil County. Containing 38,339
square feet of land, more or less.
Virginia Slicer Schenck and hus
band to Faye Liuora Wayne. All that
piece or parcel of land lying and be
ing in Rising Sun, in the Sixth Elec
tion District of Cecil County. Con
taining in, ooo square feet of land,
more or less.
Oma Dalton, et. al., to Conowingo
l ower Company. Land in Eighth
Election District of Cecil County.
Ada Goad, single woman, to Cono
v ingo Power Company. Land In the
Eighth Election District of Cecil
William Earl Culley to Co,.owing -.
Power Company. Land in t.ie Eighth
Election District of Cecil County.
Sarah Muri-ty and Ella Murray,
both single women, to Mary E. Steb
bings. All that certain, lot -r parcel
of land situate on the East side of
Main Street in the town of Port De
posit, Cecil County. Containing 6000
square feet of land, more or less.
Virginia Pearl Miller to Luther L.
Miller and wife. All that tract or par
cel of land situate, lying and being
in the Eighth Election District of
Cecil County. Containing 75 31 10
acres of land, more or less.
J. Walter Paxton and wife to Hen
ry F. Coudon and wife. All that lot
or parcel of land and improvements
thereon, situate and lying in the
town, of Port Deposit in the Seventh
Election District of Ceci County
Frank L. Rowland and wife to
Henry Goudon. All those two lots oi
parcels of land situate in the Seventh
Election District of Cecil County.
Norris C. Patterson and wife to
George It. Jones and wife. All that
lot or parcel of land situate in the
Seventh Election District of Cecil
County. Containing 21,000 square
feet of land, more or less.
Inez H. Osborn and Elizabeth F.
Osborn, both single, to Janies H.
Calvert andi wife. All that lot or par
cel of land situate In the Seventn
Election District of Cecil County.
Howard S. Gibbs single man, to
Thomas Garnett and wife. All that
lot or parcel of land situate on the
North side of Cecil street, . in the
town of Chesapeake City, in Cecil
County. Containing 6000 square feet
of land, more or less.
Elk Neck Rod and Gun Club, a
corporation, to Joseph H. Lynch and
wife. All that certain lot or parcel of
land situate at Hance's Point, in the
Fifth Election District of Cecil Co.
Eleanor G. Brammer to Conowin
go Power Company. Land in the
Eighth Election District of Cecil Co.
Rome . . . The first enlisted WAC to
receive the Legion of Merit is a tele
phone operator S/Sgt. Ella C.
Wright, formerly with the Pacific
Telephone and Telegraph Company at
Longview, Washington. In a Rome
ceremony, Sgt. Wright was so hon
ored because of her work in directing
the operation of the switchboard at
allied headquarters in North Africa
and Italy.
• • •
Guam . . . Guam, which had 500
magneto telephones before the war,
is getting a modern telephone system
to serve service installations, accord
ing to Telephony. The work is the
first in a project which will put simi
lar systems on several Pacific islands.
Men from all branches of the service
participated in the project.
* * *
Leyte . . . The first U. S. flag to
be raised on Leyte was put in place
on a palm tree trunk by a former
telephone lineman. Wearing climbing
spikes, Private Austin Holder, with
Old Glory tied around his waist, scur
ried up the tropical flagpole amid the
rousing cheers of his mates but also
amid enemy bullets, and secured the
Stars and Stripes once more over
Philippine soil.
* * •
Rome . . . The first resumption of
a Bell System overseas telephone
service, interrupted by World War 11,
took place recently when service be
tween the United States and Italy
was restored by the reopening of the
direct New York-Rome radiotelephone
circuit. Initially, calls will be limited
to those of governmental departments
and agencies, and the press. A mis
take which led the Germans to blow
up the wrong equipment shortened by
several months the delay in restoring
the service. Before their withdrawal
from Rome, the Germans sent demo
lition forces to the overseas radio
station near there to destroy the
equipment. However, by a fortunate
blunder, they wrecked only obsolete
• * •
New York . . . The 14 giant build
ings of Rockefeller Center in New
York City contain over 21,000 tele
phones, some 500 private branch ex
change switchboards and over 43
miles of cable.
Hitler’s dishes have been sent to a
■ Philadelphian. And once he thought
the whole world was hie dish.
Later than normal plantings in
Victory Gardens should be the rule
because of the need for all the food
possible to grow, use, store or pre
.-■( rve for winter use. Keep the gaiden
working late this year. Victory Gar
den Headquarters at the (J. S. De
partment of Agriculture urges.
In mid-July in a normal year there
is still plenty of timie for planting
rod replanting of garden crops south
of the Mason and Dixon ~ine, but In
the northern liulf of the country the
usual schedules of “latest dates for
planting” begin to drop one kind of
vegetable after another. This year il
is worth the effort of gardeners to
keep the rows replanted later that,
usual —perhaps by two or three
weeks til most areas—in hopes of a
favorably late fall to make up for
part of the garden production lost
on account of an unfavorable spring.
For all the southern part of the
country the fall garden season is just
opening ini mid-July. For the central
section many inexperienced garden
ers do not realize how much variety
the fall garden can supply before
cold weather. A partial list of the
crops that can still be planted in
cludes snap beans, beets, broccoli,
Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflow
er, carrots, sweet corn, spinach, col
lards, kale, lettuce, onions, radishes,
and turnips. Many old time garden
ers say that a gardener gets more
food for his effort from July and ear
ly August plantings than at any oth
er time. There are fewer weeds,
sprouting and fewer insects to fight.
Moisure is the main problem.
Look over the garden and try to
find spaces to plant fall crops. Eatiy
beans may be unproductive now,
and spring greens getting tough Re
place them with fresh seedings. Plant
cabbage and broccoli in failing beau
rows or between the rows. Cultivate
early sweetcorn and plant snap beans
between the rows, cutting our corn
plants as soon as the ears are pick
Keep the garden full and working
—right up to freezing weather.
Don’t neglect your livestock dur
ing the summer months, cautions
Ural G. Bee, Extension livestock hus
bandry specialist at the University
of Maryland.
“During the busy planting and
harvest months of summer, many
farmers almost forget they L ive
livestock on the farm. “This is ail
right to a certain extent,” Bee points
out, “but there are a few thing;
which should not be neglected.”
For example, beef cattle should
always have plenty of: pasture, a per
manent water supply, even in very
dry weather, and free access to salt.
A temporary pasture should be pro
vided to carry the cattle over the
dry period, usually In July and Aug
Sheep, like cattle, need pasture
and water at all times, Bee says. A
phenothiazine-salt mixture should a
- be available to control many
of the internal parasites of sheep.
All hogs should be on pasture with
plenty of shade and water during the
summer. The pasture will save many
pounds of grain and provide the
needed exercise for the pigs. Bee re
commends tha tall growing hogs be
self-fed with a grain mixture and a
protein supplement.
Asked To Fill
Fuel Oil Tanks
The State Fuel Rationing Execu
tive has appealed to all consumers of
fuel oil to have their tanks fillea as
soon as possible in readiness for the
coming heating season. This will en
able suppliers to move oil from their
storage tanks and refill them for fu
ture needs. It will also relieve pies
sure at terminals, releasing tank c-irs
and other facilities for transporting
oil. Coupons for the 1944-4 5 season
expire on August 31. Renewal c. u
pons—those for the 1945-46 season
—are now valid. Those consumers
who have not yet sent in their renew
al applications are urged to do so at
once so the applications may be pro
cessed by local boards and coupons
mailed out.
The public will have an opportuni
ty Saturday, July 14, to observe the
operations of Southern States East
ern Shore Marketing Cooperative’s
poultry dressing plant in Salisbury,
Manager E. H. Pringle states that
birds will be processed between 10
a. m. and noon only, but that visitors
may go through the plant during the
afternoon also. Besides members
and friends on the Eastern Shore, a
number of leaders in the poultry in
dustry in the Northeast are expected.
Opened because facilities for
dressing poultry on the Shore were
inadequate, this plant, with a capa
city of several thousand birds an
hour, will contribute substantially
toward speeding poultry from pro
ducer to consumer, Mr. Pringle
pointed out.
Every family that is able to can,
pickle, freeze, dry or store surplus
vegetables grow this summer and fall
insures itself agaiust shortage and al
so lightens the drain on what is sure
to be a short supply of commercial
canned goods. The family that can
live from its own cellar will be leav
ing on the market fruit and vegeta
bles needed by many who are not
able to grow tli t*'. and who roust
depend on the toaioieiiial pack.
— J
3 Nellie Osborne Blevln.s, Complainant
1 vs.
~ James Raymond Blevins, Defendant
In tlie Circuit Court for Cecil County
Equity No. (13711
The object of this Bill is to secure
s a decree divorcing the Complainant
> a vinculo matrimonii from the De
: Pendant.
i The Bill states that the Complaln
: ant was married to the Defendant on
the 13th day of June, 1940, in Bris
■ 'ol, Washington, County, Virginia,
with whom she resided until the 15th
1 day of May, 1941; that, though the
conduct of the Complainant towards
■ the said James Raymond Blevins has
1 always been kind, affectionate and
' above reproach, the said James Ray
mond Blevins has, without just cause
or reason, abandoned and deserted
! her and has declared his intention to
- live with her no longer, and that
I sucli abandonment has continued un
• interruptedly for at least eighteen
months, and is deliberate and Anal,
• and the separation- beyond any rea
-3 sonable expectation of reconciliation;
- that one child was born to said mar
. r : age, a daughter, Joan Leroy Blev
ins, who is three years of age and in
- ihe custody and control of the Com
. plainant; that the Complainant has
- resided in Cecil County for more
' than one year past before the filing
-of this Bill, and the Defendant re
- sides at Chilhowie, Smith County,
> Virginia, or elsewhere beyond the
■ jurisdiction of this Court. The Bill
then prays for a decree divorcing the
> Complainant from the Defendant a
' vinculo matrimonii, for the control
. and custody of said minor child, and
• for such other and further relief as
her case may require.
‘ IT IS THEREUPON, this 19th day
' of June, 1945, by the CIRCUIT
i EQUITY, ORDERED that the Com
plainant cause a copy of this Order,
with the object and substance of the
: Bill, to be inserted in some newspa
per published in Cecil County once o
week for four successive weeks, be
fore the 23rd day of July, 1945,
giving notice to the Defandant,
James Raymond Blevins, who is a
i non-resident of the State of Mary
land, to appear in this Court, either
in person or by solicitor, on or before
the Bth day of August, 1945, to an
swer the premises and abide by and
perform such decree as may be pass
Ralph R. Crothers,
True Copy—Teste—
Ralph It. Crothers,
By Ann Sheridan
Attention, Men! Hold on to your
trousers—we women are going to
take the slack out of them.
Save your arguments for politics
or sports—what I am telling you is
already an accomplished fact.
Women are wearing men's trou
sers. They’re going to continue to
wear them. Oh, I’m not talking mere
ly about women taking men’s places
in jobs as a result of the war. I’m
telling you about the evolution of
slacks for women—an evolution that
has progressed from concealed. panta
loons of the nineties to the trim wo
men’s trouser suits of today. And
none of the allure of femininity of
the female form need be lost in. the
. evolution, either.
Long before the war, slacks were
worn mostly in California and Flor
ida. They were designed mostly as
1 play and leisure garments and they
1 came in for some well-deserved
gibes. Largely they were floppy and
sloppy—a sort of compromise be
tween skirts and ankle length bloom
ers. It wasn’t a glamorous scene.
1 Slacks came into their own at the
: start of the war. Men stepped from
factories into uniform —and women
stepped into slacks and into factor
“ ies.
1 Nobody contends —not even tho
■ slacks manufaccturers—that girls’
- trouser suits are going to take the
' place of more feminine dresses. In
-1 deed not. But any girl who has taken
a long plane or train trip will realize
the comfort and convenience of
slack suits. They will be worn for
neighborhood shopping, walking the
dog, taking the baby for an afternoon
! outing, picnics, strolls.
And to the first man who objects,
! I say, not all of you look so good in
’ trousers. Many of you would look
better in kilts.
! Wheeler & Grier, Realtors, of Ox
! ford, report the following sales in
! this section during the past week;
1 For H. Bentley Jacobs, his fine
dairy farm of 118 acres in Fulton
■ Township, Lancaster County, Pa., to
F. Everton Stewart and Ernest Sam
! uelson of Lancaster Co., who will
take possession on or about August
1 1. The same brokers have also sold
' for William C. Davis, a dwelling and
' four acres of land in East Notting
! ham Township, on U. S. Route 1,
just south of Oxford, to Cutaiar, Co
hen & Cutaiar, a subsidiary company
, of the Mushroom Transportation
i Company, on which will be erected a
I modern mushroom-receiving station
- and cold storage plant in the near
3 futuer.
I o
To be sure you are right you must
- go ahead>—and see if you are.
: Jap fears an invasion of Miyako
t island are understandable. It’s not
tar removed from Mikado Moat,

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