High And Elemen
tary Schools Reopen
Tire Rising Sun High School open
ed for the school year of 1945-46 on
Monday morning, Sept. 10, with an
enrollment of 241 pupils. This en
rollment, which is 60 above normal
for the first week, includes 67 pupils
entering the 7th grade, the first
grade of the high school in the new
12 grade system.
The faculty at present is minus a
Home Economics teacher and one
The following is a list of teachers
with major subjects taught: William
C. Graham, principal, Social studies;
Miss Eva P. Nutter, English; Mrs.
Lelia Frater, Social Studies; Mrs'
Isaac Boyd, Music; Mrs. Harry Bal
ling, Junior High School; Mrs. Allie-
Sigmon, Home Economics; Mrs. Lou-j
ise Howell, Math and Science; Mr. |
George Prettyman, English; Mr.
Raymond Shingler, Math & Science;
Mr. Warren Warren, Ind. Arts.
The enrollment at the Elementary
school on the opening day was as fol
Graed 147, expected to enter 3, to
tal 50; Grade 11, 48, expected to en
ter 3, total 51; Grade 11, 33, expected
to enter 3, total 36; Grade IV 43;
Grade V 46, expected to enter 2, to
tal 48; Grade VI 44, expected to en
ter 6, total 50.
Faculty: Principal, Miss Miriam E.
Scarborough; Grade I, Miss A. May
Logan; Grade 11, Mrs. Kathryn Y.
Thompson; Grade 111, Mrs. Letitia
M. Worrilow; Grade IV, Miss M.
Farnces Taylor; Grade V, Mrs. Jose
phine D. Ramsey; Grade VI, Miss
Miriam E. Scarborough.
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The All-American Amateur Basp
Ball Tournament, held at Harris
burg, Pa., Sept 5,6, 7, and 8, and
sponsored by Glenn L. Martin, of
Baltimore, proved to be one the best
arranged and most closely contested
tournaments held in years.
The Rising Sun club and guests
left here early Wednesday morning,
Sept. 5, returning Friday evening,
Sept. 7. The team, although defeated
twice in three games played, made a
very good showing, all scores being
close and the winner always in doubt
until the last man was out. The
Wednesday, Sept. 5, Cameo Furni
ture Co., of Wahsington, D. C., 6;
Rising Sun 3.
Thursday, Sept. 6, Rising Sun 5;
New Bedford, Mass., 4.
Friday, Sept. 7, Harrisburg, 5;
Rising Sun 4.
The Washington club, which de
feated Rising Sun in the first game,
went to the semi-finals, when the
Martin Bombers, of Baltimore, hand
ed them a 2-0 defeat.
The Harrisburg clu'b and the
Bombers play in the final games to
decide the champions.
The Martin Bombers of Baltimore,
are the All-American Amateur base
ball champions. A home run over the
right field wall Monday night by
Frank Gibson gave the Bombers a
1-0 victory over Ensminger Studio,
of Harrisburg, in the final game of a
The Rising Sun club drew Isle
Field for all their games, it being the
home of the former Harrisburg Tri-
State League. Another note of inter
est is that after Mr. Glenn L. Martin
witnessed the opening game between
Rising Sun and the Washington club,
he attended the other games played
by Rising Sun, and arranged with
the Susquehanna League President,
Mr. Deibert, of Elkton, to send his
Bombers to Elktoa on Sunday, Sept.
16, to meet an all-star team from
this League. This game will end the
season for both clubs.
The all-star team will be compos
ed of players from Rising Sun, Elk
ton, Chesapeake City and North East.
The Rising Sun team has been in
vited by Mgr. Bullock of the Havre
de Grace club, to play a five-game
series with his team, but the invita
tion has been declined.
Two Elkton residents received
treatment at Union Hospital last
week for burns suffered while fight
ing a fire at the residence of Mr. and
Mrs. Benjamin Hitchens. The blaze
is believed to have been started by
faulty electric wiring.
The men burned were Durian Dra
per and John Knight, who went to
the third floor of the building to fight
the fire. On opening the door the
draft forced a blinding sheet of flame
and smoke into their faces.
Draper was moqe severely burned
about the head than Knight. Knight
sustained a deep cut of the right
Elkton firemen fought the blaze
on the second and third floors for
some time before succeeding in ex
tinguishing the flames. The house
was covered with corrugated iron
roofing, which confined the fire to the
inside of the house. The dwelling is
owned by W. Sterling Evans.
Delaware Art Center
Exhibitions continuing through
September 30 —Permanent Collec
tions —Paintings purchased from the
Louisa du Pont Copeland Memorial
Fund and other special funds.
Sept. 2 to 28—An exhibition on
neighborhood planning. Weekdays 10
to 5 o’clock. Sundays 2 to 6 o’clock, j
Park Drive at Woodlawn Avenue.
In Cecil County
It is announced by County Agent,
J. Z. Miller, that the Cecil Soil Con
servation District is now an accom
Elections and organization have
been completed. The following Cecil
County farmers make up the Board
Miss Margaret England, President,
Earleville; Mr. Charles England,
vice-president, Rising Sun, R. D.; Mr.
Fred B. Martenis, secretary, Elkton,
R. D.; Mr. Clarence Brown, treasur
er, Nottingham, Pa., R. D.; Mr. Ira
A. Moore, Elkton, R. D.
It is the desire of the supervisors
of the Cecil Soil Conservatiin District
I that each and every farmer in this
I county begin, as soon as possible, to
j apply soil conservation parctices on
i his farm.
j The Soil Conservation Service of
the United States Department of Ag
riculture is assisting the District Su
pervisors in this most needed and
timely work. Mr. George T. Swartz
has been assigned to Cecil County
as Farm Planner.
Temporary office space has been
secured in the Post Office Building at
Elkton. As soon as possible a perma
nent office will be established in the
Mr. Lawrence E. Lindley, Soil sur
veyor, will be in Cecil County the
second full week of each month to
develop soils maps for farmers de
siring soil conservation plans for
Every farm in the county can use,
with profit, some soil conserving
practice, beginning with sod water
Our soil is the basic resource of
ihe county and everything possible
should be done to maintain and im
Any one desiring assistance may
secure some by getting in touch with
any one of the supervisors, County
Agents’ Office, or Mr. George T.
Swartz, of the Soil Conservation Ser
“Conservation Farming Pays".
TEACHER HURT IN AUTO CRASH
Isaac Strahorn, manual training
instructor at Elkton High School for
the past several years, is undergoing
treatment at Union Hospital, Elkton,
for a broken collarbone and several
fractured ribs as a result of an auto
He was en route in his automobile
to visit his daughter, Mrs. Calvin
McCleary, # near Providence, when
near the sharp curve at Andora, one
of his tires blew out, causing the ear
to overturn and strike a telephone
W. 8. C. S. ENTERTAINED
Circle No. 3 of the W. S. C. S. was
delightfully entertained at the home
of Mrs. Walter Cooney on Friday ev
ening, Sept. 7th. Two members of the
circle had a birthday on Sept. 9th,
hence the Circle meeting was in the
form of a surprise birthday party.
The guests were invited to the dining
room where the table was beautiful
ly decorated with birthday cake, up
on which were lighted candles, and
delicious home made ice cream
served. After devotions and a short
business meeting, contests and games
.vere played which were greatly en-'
Joyed until a late hour.
Mrs. Henrietta Kohler, mother of
Mrs. Pauline Parks, of our town, cel
ebrated her 89th birthday on August
28th with cards of congratulation,
cake and ice cream. Mrs. Kohler is
blessed with good health, but has im
paired hearing. Despite her advanced
years she has remarkable eyesight, 1
doing the finest of sewing without,
the aid of glasses.
STATE OPA CUTTING NUMBER
Further plans for consolidation of
Maryland’s war price and rationing
boards, to reduce the total number
from 40 to 25 by January 1, have
been announced by Leo H. McCor
mick, State director of the Office of
This move is in line with a region
al program to limit operations to one
board in each county.
Mr. McCormick said that after
January 1, all boards would be
known as “price control boards,” and
any rationing programs then in ef
fect would be handled by the State
Office of Price Administration.
The 25 remaining boards will in
clude the war price board at 137
West Mount Royal Avenue as set up
Consolidation of Baltimore City
ration boards into one office at 1400
North Charles street, cutting out five,
is expected to be completed by Sat
In seventeen counties only one
board is now in operation, it was
SERVICES AT METHODIST
Rev. J. R. Bicking preached Sun
day morning from the text, “Restore
unto me the joy of thy salvation.”
Miss Vesta Kincaid sang “My Cathe
dral.” At the evening service Rev.
Bicking preached from the text, “Re
deeming the time for the days are
The MYF met on Wednesday at
the parsonage to reorganize for the
Mr. C. P. Van Pelt of 224 West '
High Street, Elkton, has a sunflower
J 4 It., 6 in., with 68 blooms !
THE MIDLAND JOURNAL, FRIDAY .SEPTEMBER 14, 1945
HAZLETT O. BENJAMIN, SR.
Hazlett Owens Benjamin, Sr., aped
72 years, died at his home near Port
Deposit, on August 24.
He is survived by his wife and
eight children: two daughters, Mrs.
Ross McDougal and Mrs. Herman
Reynolds: six sons, George, Hazlett,
Jr., Ellis, Franklin, Stanley and Al
Funeral services were held from
his home on August 27. Interment in
BERNARD EVANS MURDOCK
The funeral of Bernard Evans
Murdock was held Sunday, Sept. 2,
with services at the Reed Funeral
Home, Rising Sun, at 1:00 p. m.,
and interment in Hopewell cemetery.
The deceased was 37 years of age.
He died suddenly Friday evening,
Aug. 31, at his home in Farmington.
A native of Christiansburg, Va., most
of his life was spent in this section
of Cecil County. _
He is survived by his wife, Mrs.
Mary Boyd Murduck, three daugh
ters, Joyce, Ruth and Marie; his
mother, Mrs. Samuel Murduck, of
Rising Sun, and one sister, Mrs.
Warren Warren, also of Rising Sun.
MRS. S. TAYLOR REGAN
Mrs. Irene Shure Regan, 4 5 years
of age, wife of S. Taylor Regan of
near Conowingo, and daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Geoige M. Shure, of
Woodlawn, died at her home on Sat
urday, Sept. 1. The funeral was held
from her late home Tuesday after
noon at 2 o’clock, the Rev. Dr. Ven
able, pastor of the West Nottingham
Presbyterian Church, officiating. In
terment was in West Nottingham
cemetery. Besides her husband and
parents, she leaves one brother, J.
Proctor Shure, recently returned
from the ETO.
MRS. HANNAH REBECCA MOORE
Mrs. Hannah Rebecca Moore,, wid
ow of Taylor Moore, died Sept. sth
at the home of her daughter, Mrs.
Owen Harris, near Rising Sun. Mrs.
Moore was in the 80th year of her
age and had been a life-long resident
of this section. Two daughters sur
vive, Mrs. Harris and Mrs. Arthur
McCummings, of near town. Also
Services were held at two o’clock
Sunday afternoon, at the Tyson Fun
eral Home on Cherry Street, and in
terment made in Brookview ceme
JOHN FRANKLIN JOHNSON
The funeral of John Franklin
Johnson, 77 years old, of North East,
who designed much of the machinery
for the Triumph Explosives plant at
Elkton, took place Wednesday after
noon, with interment in Bay View
cemetery. His death occurred on Sun
Born at Johnson’s Woolen Mills,
at Bay View, Mr. Johnson was a son j
| the late William and Elizabeth I
(Johnson, and was a grandson of the
founder of the mills, the second
woolen mill operated in America.
A member of Bay View 7 Methodist
Church since he was 16 years old,
Mr. Johnson contitfued his interest in
that church. He instituted the lirst
'Christian Endeavor in Cecil County
in the Bay View Church.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Dora
Anthony Johnson; three children,
! William A. Johnson, of Mechanics
Valley; John F. Johnson, living at
home, and Mrs. Samuel N. Eure of
Wilmington, and one brother, Chas.
W. Johnson of Havre de Grace.
FATAL AUTO ACCIDENT
i Charles P. Barkley, 63, of Elkton,
formerly engaged in the brick mak
ing business at North East, and more
recently in the real estate business,
was killed Sunday in an automobile
accident near Trenton, N. J. His wife
Mrs. Helen R. Barkley, was seriously
i injured. She was removed to a hos
pital in Trenton.
The couple was en route to Rut
land, Vt., their former home, to vis
They have two sons, Murray and
Charles, and three daughters, Loyola
Helen and Anna Marie, all of Elkton.
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Walter M. Cameron, Sr., of this
town, is hobbling about with a very
painfully scalded ankle. In drawing
off steam from one of the large pro
cess kettles at the canning factory
here, a workman accidentally turned
the hose directly on Mr. Cameron's
Miss Ann It. Harrison, daughter of
Mr. and' Mrs. P. R. Harrison, of Elk
ton is now a member of the Red
Cross staff doing Red Cross club
work at the "World’s Youngest Uni
veristy” at Shrivenham, England,
near the Welsh border.
All the lots on Haines Aveune have
been sold for residencese and a build
ing boom will get under way as soon
as materials are available.
The members of Circle No. 2, W. '
S. C. S., will meet on Wednesday ev
ening at the home of Mrs. Harvey W.
ACCUSED OF BIGAMY
Charles E. Kerschner, of Allen- i
town. Pa., who was recently arrested
in Pennsylvania and brought to Elk- f
ton jail by Deputy Sheriff Harry 6
Minker, charged with bigamy, has t
been released unedr SSOO bond by
Trial Magistrate James Weinroth of
Elkton. His case will come before the j j
September term ot Circuit Court. I j
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Mr. and Mrs. John Blackburn are
receiving congratulations on the
birth of a son in Havre de Grace Hos
pital in Aug. 30. Mr. and Mrs. Nor
man Hasson are also proud parents
of a son born to them on August 29.
Mr. and Mrs. Amos Harlan an
nounce the birth of a son on Aug. 30.
Palma Gibson gave a party to a
number of her little friends on Tues
day afternoon, Sept. 4, in honor of
her 3rd birthday.
Mrs. William Bond, of Holyoke,
Del., was the Sunday visitor of Mrs.
G. M. Johnson.
Miss Jeanette Westerfleld spent
the week-end in New York City.
Mr. and Mrs. A. N. Vannort had as
recent visitors Mr. and Mrs. Bertram
Vannort, Charlotte, North Carolina.
Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Lambert,
Joan Lambert, Marvin McDougal and
Robert Lindamood have returned
from a motor trip to Camp Blaiuling,
Florida, where they visited Pvt. Gene
Mr. and Mrs. R. Schroeder, son
Ray and Miss Jean Brassingtoti were
week-end visitors of relatives in Ma
honey City, Pa.
MS 3[c Wesley B. Love is with the
Third Fleet and will be stationed in
Mr. and. Mrs. Aaron Love, Mr. and
Mrs. William Ewing and Miss Eliza
beth Campbell enjoyed several days
at Ocean City, Md.
Connie Mack, baseball’s Grand Old
Man, owner of the Philadelphia Ath
letics, and Dr. J. Edwin Pugh, Yea
don, Pa., were Thursday guests of
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Pugh.
Pfc. Arthur Jackson of the Army
Air Corps, is home on a thirty-day
In honor of his eighth birthday
Leslie Jackson entertained a number
of young friends on Saturday after
noon, Sept. Ist, at the home of his
; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. It. F.
Miss Edith Goodman, Cadet Nurse
at Union Memorial Hospital, Balti
more, spent the week-end at her
Mr. and Mrs. Maxine Robinson
spent the week-end in Atlantic City.
Mrs. Levi Winchester has purchas
ed a home ini Coatesville, Pa., and
will shortly move there.
Sgt. D. A. Spence is spending a 30
day leave here with his wife. He has
recently returned from overseas
C. A. Ewing has returned from
Bridgeton. Maine, where he conduct
ed a summer camp during July and
The W. S. C. S. held their monthly
meeting and social in Nesbitt Hall on
Friday evening, Sept. 7.
Mrs. Joseph Gatchel, of Port De
posit, has received word from her
husband, ~Cpl. Gatchel, that he has
been sent by the Government to the
Swiss Alps for a month’s vacation.
He has been overseas two years and
lately stationed in Brussels.
J. P. THOMPSON & SON’S
COMPLETE DISPERSAL SALE
ONE HUNDRED HEAD
of Registered Holsteln-Fresian Ca
Accredited and Bangs Certified.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1945
, Location: At the farm located on
Route 896, at Nine Points, which is
18 miles south of Lancaster, 10 miles
north of Oxford, 15 miles west of
Coatesville, and 15 miles east of Con
33 Cows, fresh or close, with sec
ond or third calf.
41 two-year old Heifers, some
fresh, the others close springers.
5 Bulls, all from high grade Darns,
including one from a cow with an av
erage test of 4.5 per cent.
30 Heifer and Bull calves, from
the above cows. These Calves are the
kind to vaccinate.
Also selling One Pair of very good
Black Mare Mules, 7 and 8 years old,
one a leader. A fancy team, will suit
the most careful buyer.
200 Hogs—3o brood sows, most of
them with litters; one boar, the bal
ance shoats; all raised here on our
farm. ‘‘Bring your crates.”
5,000 bales of Alfalfa and Clover
and Soy Bean Hay.
Sale to start at 12:00. Hogs sold
first, then the cattle. Catalog at Ring
side. Sale managed by Harvey Ret
tew, Manheim, Pa.
J. P. THOMPSON & SON
Hesß A Dupes, Aucts.
Robert Whiteside, cle£fc.
You Are Invited To Visit The Display Rooms Of §
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I Studio And Display Room Enst State Street g
| QUARRY VILLE, PENN A.
If not convenient for you to call personally, upon request we 1
will send, without obligation, our representative, who will S
eitliei bring you to our display room, or render such expert ser- H
vice as you will need to fill youa- requirements. Phone 59R2. H
Regardless of the coup o n
book you hold, we will insure
your car for standard limits,
Liability and Property Dam
ag' including business and
pi. usjre, no restrictions, Finan
cially sound company.
Cecil County $12.45
Funeral Hearses 12.65
Local hauling trucks 16.50
Allowance of 10% Safe Driver
For further information call
W. L. ELY
Real Estate, Mortgages, Insur
ance. Phone 136 S Rising Sun
Master George Tyson returned
home last week from a week’s vaca
tion with his aunts, Miss S. Elizabeth
Tyson, West Chester, and Mrs. John
Bell, Moylan, Pa.
Miss Roberta S. Taylor spent last
week in Wilmington, the guest of her
Miss Anne Elizabeth Thompson
enjoyed several days last week with
her aunt, Mrs. Clarencb Cullen, kis
Rev. S. T. Hamblin of Rock Hall,
Md., former pastor of Hopewell
church, was the guest Friday night
and Saturday of Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert
B. Simmers and officiated at the wed
ding of Miss Carolyn Sebold and Les
lie Draper on Saturday evening at 7
o’clock in the Hopewell Methodist
church. Also while here Rev. Hamb
lin baptized Judith Ellen and Joal
Leigh, twin children of Mr. and Mrs.
Everett Kruemmel, and David Lee,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Luther Thomp
Mrs. Ru'ssell Waibel and son Harry
are visiting for several days with
Mrs. Margaret J. Fletcher, Farming
Mr. and Mrs. George Gamble of
Wilmington and Mrs. Rufus Benja
min, Sr., were guests last week of
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Benjamin.
Mrs. Elsie Allen and little son,
Tommy of Perry Point, spent the
week-end with her sister and father
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Leslie enter
tained guests from Philadelphia over
Mrs. George Dixon and children of
Galena, Md., spent the week-end with
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Red
Miss Sara Simmers and Miss Doris
McGrady were hostesses at a Person
al Shower for Miss Carolyn Sebold
last Wednesday evening, Sept. oth,
at the home of Miss Simmers, Farm
The September meeting of the W.
S. C. S. met Wednesday afternoon
the fifth, in the Hall. Mrs. Arthur
Benjamin had charge of devotions
and gave a splendid l Labor Day pro
gram. After the business meeting,
Mrs. Newell Abrahams of Topeka,
Kans., gave a very interesting talk.
Delicious refreshments of cookies
and punch were served by the com
mittee. Next meeting will be the
"Experience Scoial’’ and covered dish
luncheon October 11, at 12:30 p. m.,
in the Hall.
The “Friendship Club” held a cov
ered dish supper and business meet
ing in the Hall Friday evening, Sep
tember 7 th.
Miss May Johnson of Rising Sun,
was the guest last week of her cou
sin, Mrs. Harold E. Tyson.
Tripping and falling on the porch
at her home in Elkton, Mrs. Arthur
Butler suffered a fracture of one of
her ankles. She was taken to Union
gosgitai tor pedlsfti lid,
September may be a month of high
winds. That is the month when tor
nadoes sometimes sweep up the At
lantic Coast. *
Better be protected by a policy
covering wind and hail, or have such
a coverage attached to your present
Call, call on, or see
CHAS. S. PYLE
Rising Sun, Md.
Telephones 1 & 89
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•I HOME *;
■J At Blake (Fairview) |i
IJ Attractive, ti-rm frame dwelling >J
good condition In nice setting |>
Fine well on porch
Barn. Poultry house. Garage J
5 acres good laud *|
Immediate possession ! *
' HEELER & GRIEB, Realtors !|
Phone 400 Oxford, Pa. Ji
If you are lonely, write Box
32, Clarkston, Wash. Send a
Laborers. 80 cents per hour,
steady work. Apply to
Jos. B. Dugan,
| Phone 119 Rising Sun, Md,
Business Stands, Dwellings, and
Farms. Good demand for oil stations,
garages, restaurants and amusement
places on US Routes 1, 40 and 213,
High prices being offered. Excellent
demand for small dwellings and
farms selling from S9OOO down. We
nave cash buyers waiting for all
types of the above properties. List
with STROUT REALTY AGENCY
for a wide market and a quick sale.
Write or phone us what you have to
sell. No charge for listing. J. -T. c.
Hopkins, Jr., Port Deposit, Md.
SUNDAY SCHOOL BOARD MEETS
The Sunday School Board met
with Mr. and Claude Buck Thursday
evening, Supt. Buck presiding. Rev.
J. R. Bicking led in prayer. The sec
retary being absent, Edwin Haines
acted as secretary. The treasurers,
Mrs. Frank White and Msis Lidie
Campbell gave their reports. All bills
paid and a nice balance in the Trea
sury. Plans were made for promotion
day and for Rally Day. More teachers
are needed. Discussed the new les
sons issued by the Board of Christian
Education. Decided to meet at the
church dining room for a Rally in the
form of a covered dish luncheon for
the October meeting. Adjourned with
the benediction. Refreshments of ice
cream and home made cake were
served during the social hour.
Traffic Safety Slogan—Drive slow,
Nation cries, we’ve killed the Japs,
let’s save our lives. Drive carefully.
W. C. T. U. will meet Thursday
afternoon at the home of Mrs. Wm.
M. Pogue, 2 o’clock. Devotional lead
er, Mrs. Frank White. Program lead*
er, Miss Anna BaWersto#,
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