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The Midland Journal VOL. LVVI RISING SUN, CECIL COUNTY. MD.. FRI I)A V. DECEMBER VK. 1945 NO. g Cawswijesiasßwsw My Daily Prayer | Author Unknown “This cominj year I’d like to be a friend to everyone; I’d like to Teel each day well spent at setting of the sun; I’d like to know that I have done at least cne kindly deed, Before I lay me down to sleep that I have given heed— To some one’s cry for sympathy, or friendship or that I Have made the day seem brighter to some chance passer-by, And that the world Is better still in just some little way, Because I’ve tried to live the very best I could each day. “I’d like to be a ray of light when skies are overcast, I’d like to help some one who failed to blot out ail the past, To start again despite the storms, and And the skies are blue, To know that in this good old world there’s lots that’s fine and true. I’d like to be the kind of person everyone will love, And make the world seem just a little more like heaven above; I’d like in all my dealings to be true and just and fair, That God will help me do these things shall be my daily prayer.” cwc<cigeta6tes(G*<eM<eteHM^ Conow ingo Dam Assessment Increased The State Tax Commissian has ad vised representatives of Cecil and Harford counties that the assessment on the Conoingo Dam property of th Susquehanna Power Company ha been increased for this year by ai proximately $1,300,000. There is a possibility that rultn by the Federal Power Commissioi might bring about a higher assess ment next year. If this does not o< cur, then depreciation allowances o the property will result in a dec rear, in the assessment each year here after. B Christmas Service At the morning service in th Methodist church, Rev. J. R. Bickin; spoke to the Juniors on “God’s JGif to Us” and “Out Gift to Jesus.” Res Farnk White led in prayer. The Sen ior choir sang a Christmas anthen. The Junior choir sang “Merry Chrisi mas to You.” Rev. Bicking took a his text “His name shall be calle. Wonderful.” The church was beauti fully decorated with holly and ret candles in the windows, holly poin settias, and a lighted Christmas tie in the chancel. At the Sunday Schoo service the children received thei. Christmas gift of candy. On accoun of the weather, the Chirstmas par ties of the Sunday School may hav to be postponed. At the evening service, the Chfisl mas cantata, “Monarch Divine,” wa given by the Senior choir. Solo part were taken by Miss Isabel McCoy Miss Anna Ryan, Mr. Char 1 e Ritchie. Miss McCoy was director Miss Dorothy Keilholtz, organist uu England’s Herd Leads Eldon Strausbaugh, tester for the Cecil County Cow Testing Associa tlon, report* that the Jersey herd oi Everett R. England carried og toi honors the past month, with an aver age of 37.47 pounds of butterfat, anc 692.4 pounds of milk. The four other highest herds were Ralph E. Bower’s herd of Guern seys, with an average of 648.8 lbs. o. milk and 34.01 lbs. of butterfat; Lloyd Balderston's herd of 614 lbs. of milk and 33.37 lbs. o: butterfat; Glenn McGardy's herd o; Jerseys, 668.7 lbs. of milk and 31.04 lbs. of butterfat; and Carl W. Feucth herd of Jerseys, 535.5 lbs. of mill and 28.26 lbs. of butterfat. Royal Venture, a Guernsey cow owned by Lloyd Balderston of Colon, ranked first among the individual, cows, with 1,467 lbs. of milk and 85.1 lbs. of butterfat. ■ . - Sugar Stamp 39 Good For Five Pounds Jan. 1 Sugar stamp 39, which will become good for five pounds of sugar Jan. 1, Will have to last for four months, througu April 30, the Maryland OPA State Office advises. "The sugar supply will be a little better in 1946, but we have not yet reached the bright spot in the situa tion,” said the OPA. “Right now re serve stocks continue critically low and the eugar crops from the West Indies will not start coming in heav ily until March. That is the situatiou we always have at this time of the year, but ordinarily there are big re serves on hand to take care of the demand until March. “That means that as we go into 1946, housewives, will still have to watch their sugar bowls. And so will industrial users. There will be no Increase to th* bakers, candymak rs and so on. They, too, will have to LANE TO SEEK GOVERNORSHIP Democratic National Committee man William Preston Lane, Jr., has announced his candidacy for his party’s nomination for governor of Maryland. The 53-year-old western Mary lander issued a statement which car ded a partial program which, he said, would undertake If nominated and elected. For months all the maneuvering in the party had been conditioned on an announcement by Governor O’Conor of what he intended to do —run for a third term, seek the senatorial nomination or withdraw from public office. Mr. Lane said he was impelled to act at this time by a steadily in creasing demand of those who over the past months have tendered him pledges of support. He said there is a growing opposi tion throughout the State to anyone serving a third term as Governor and that he personally favors a lim itation to two consecutive terms by ■onstitutional amendment. Mr. Lane said his feeling about the limitaton does not mean that he now anticipates becoming a candidate for a second term. m Surplus Property Group For Schools Materials From Army, Industiral Plants To Be Available At Discounts In order that Maryland school sys tems, colleges and universities might oe enabled to acquire a proportionate share of surplus war property. Gov ernor O’Conor has officially designat ed a Maryland Committee on Surplus Property. The Committee, -r* along the line suggested by the United States Office of Education is the first of its kind established by any State. It will function only with regard to matters affecting educational institutions and will act independently of the Mary ,and State Surplus Property Office, which operates as a general clearing house for the entire State. In designating the new group, the Governor pointed out that the Sur plus Property Administration in Washington recently issued a legula* tion which provides that surplus property from the Army and from war industry plants will be made available to eligible educational in stitutions at a discount of forty per cent from what usually amounts to a wholesale price. This, he added, would represent a sizeable saving to the State and local sub-divisions in the event of large scale purchases of necessary equipment and property no longer required by the Army but which can be used to an advantage in the State’s numerous educational in stitutions. The Maryland Committee on Sur plus Property for the schools of the State is broadly representative of all phases of education and the members will serve without remuneration. The Committee is composed of the follow ing; Dr. T. G. Pullen, State Superinten dent of Schools, chairman; John J. Seidel, Assistant State Superinten dent of Schools, secertary; the Most Reverend E. B. Bunn, Loyola College ex-officio; John W. Lewis, Baltimore City Public Schools; Dr. Hans Froe licher, Headmaster of the Park School; Father Leo McCormick, Di rector of Catholic Schools; Brother James, F. S. C., Calvert Hall School; Dr. Fred G. Holloway, President of Western Maryland College; J. Stew art McCauley, John Hopkins Univer sity; Dr. S. S. Steinberg, University of Maryland. ■ Caution Against Sledding Accidents With streets and highways invit ingly snow-covered. Keystone Auto mobile Club urges precauti out against sledding accidents, which an nually take a heavy toll of children In deaths and crippling injuries. George E. Keneipp, Manager of the Club in Maryland, declared that sled ding casualties are almost certain to occur unless steps aro taken to pro vide safe sledding through the use ol roped off areas. Mindful that even when this precaution is taken, some children will use unprotected streets, the Club official urges motorists to be on the lookout for sledders. An appeal is made to parents to safe guard their children by forbidding use of sleds in hazardous places. "Prompt action should be taken to prevent accidents to children engaged in the zestful winter sport,” he said. "Wo would suggest that police rope off for use of children little tra veled streets and highways, and con fine sledding to such areas. Obvious ly the situation presents difficulties, hut with cooperation of parents the plan is entirely feasible. “To motorists, we direct a plea for utmost caution in the operation of their vehicles. They can help mater ially In accident reduction by having their can under control at street tateMettaMu" 11 111 1411 I 111 11||1 ;| 1 H'lH'll Mill i| Bappy Nwu ffearl j March Of Dimes January 14-31 The annual March of Dimes Cam paign will he conducted from Jan uary 14-31, 1946, Inclusive. Maryland realized from the 1945 Campaign, $271,000. Fifty percent of this amount was forwarded to the National Headquarters to be used foi research, educational work and spe cial epidemic aid. The otther fifty per cent remained in Maryland and has been used for the care and treatment of polio patients. Infantile paralysis Is a Very ex pensive disease. The average cost pei patient runs $1,000; authough then has been one patient in Maryland who has cost the Maryland Chaptei several thousand dollars, and whose treatment Is still being carried on. There were 446 cases in Maryland during 1944. At least 300 of these cases were cared for through the services of the Maryland Chupter. Some of these patients are still In the hospitals, andi expenses for them are being carried by the Maryland Chap ter. Horace B. Lilley, of Elkton, is Di rector of the Campaign in Cecil County. m W.S.C.S. Christmas Party The W. S. C. S. Christmas party was very much enjoyed by about thirty members who braved the wea ther and attended. A fine supper of baked ham, oyster pie, baked beans, cole slaw, lima beans, potato salad, cranberries, sweet potatoes, rolls, hot buscuits, ice cream and cookier and coffee were served. A program of carols, readings recitations follow ed. Last year’s officers were re-elect-' ed for another year, also the heads of departments. President, Mrs. Ruth C. Ewing; rec. sec., Mrs. Florence Crothers; treas. Miss Verna Grason; cor. sec , Mrs. Elsie Keilholtz. Old Santa Claus appeared and gave every one a Christmas gift. The president received a beautiful poinsettia in ap preciation of her good work. A letter was received from Cpl. Edwin Lin coln Haines, Mountain Home, Idaho, thanking the ladies for his Christmas package. Adjourned by singing "Joy io the World.” ■ Named Cadet Nurse Miss Jean Marie Abrams of Bay View, was among those who took part in the Capping exercise of the School for Nursing of the Nashville General Hospital, at the McKendree Methodist Church, Nashville, Tenn., on Deecember 5. Miss Abrams receiv ed her cap as a cadet nurse. She sang the "Lord’s Prayer” on the program of the exercises. £ % Pastor To Receive Increase In Salary The Official Board of the Elkton Methodist Church, at its recent meet ing, increased the salary of its pas tor, the Rev. Dr. Walter A. Hearn, from $2600 to $3,000. SOCIAL AND PERSONAL MENTION Miss Alice Venable, a student at the Westminster Choir College, of Princeton, N. J., was a member of the choir which sang Russian cantata, "Alexander Nevsky," in Madison Square Garden, New York City, Dec. 18. The choir sang with the New York Philharmonic Sym phony Orchestra which was conduct ed by Leopold Stokowski. The employees of the Conowingo Power Company and the Southern Pennsylvania Power Company enjoy ed a Christmas party and dinner at the Madison House, North East, Wednesday evening of last week. Lieut. William P. George, USNR, of Green Valley Farm, near Rising Sun, was released to inactive duty on Dec. 18, at the U. S. Naval Person nel Separation Center, in Washing ton, D C. The MYF members assembled at the church Christmas Eve and sang carols on the streets. Mr. and Mrs. William M. Pogue entertained at a family dinner on Christmas. Miss Ann Roberson, Arlington, Va., is the Christmas guest of Mr. gad Mrs. Thomas Roberson. Christmas Treat For Children About two hundred people—child ren, their parents and others, braved the hitter cold of Friday evening, to attend the Christmas entertainment and treat provided by the Lions Club in the High School auditorium. Walt Kaeber gave an hour’s en tertainment of sleight of hand tricks, cartoon sketches, and an exhibition With his marvelous four trained doves. Following this a package of candy and orange was given every one present. W. C. Graham, chairman of the entertainment committee, made the announcement that the Lions were joining with the Town Commission ers, the Sportsmen’s and other organiaztions of this community in a movement looking to the erection of a public Recreation Center to be erected in this town at a cost of be tween $15,000 and $20,000 as a me morial to our boys and girls who en tered the Armed Forces, and asked the support of all who favored the plan. SB Committee To Study Hospital Facilities A State-wide Hospital Survey Com mittee has been announced by Gover nor O’Conor, to study existing insti tutional facilities for the care of the sick in various sections of the State and to develop a long-range program whereby existing facilities and’ such additional facilities as are recom mended may operate to provide v. comprehensive hospital service for the people of Maryland. The hospital survey is to be under taken by the State Planning Commis sion as a part of the functions of its . Committee on Medical Care. An al lotment of $8,500 recently was an nounced by Governor O’Conor to fin ance the survey. si Nine-Inch Snowfall The snowfall of Tuesday night and Wednesday morning of last week is estimated to have been fully nine inthees in depth. The storm had the earmarks of developing into a blizzard on Wednesday morning, with the likelihood of badly drifted roads. The County School authorities thought it advisable to dismiss school and send all school buses back over their routes with the children before conditions got worse, hence schools were dismissed Wednesday morning and two additional days added to the holiday period. Wins Prize For Victory Bond Sales Miss Irene Boulden of Elkton, re ceived a twenty-five dollar bond at a dinner on Tuesday evening, Dec. 18, in recognition of her high record of sales in a contest conducted by Ab botts Dairies. JMiss Boulden, a mem ber of the Elkton Ice Cream staff, sold $61,900 worth of bonds. The men and women of the organization sold $1,730,460 worth of bonds in this, the final, Bond Drive. Miss Violet Condiff, foster daugh ter of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Wilfong of Chesapeake City, was united in marriage to Mr. Norman Hessey, who is in service and home on a fur lough. Word has been received from the family of Asher S. Roberson, who left Rising Sun some weeks ago to locate in Arizona, that both their sons, Harry and Tommie, are suffer ing from pneumonia. Miss Sarah Brokaw, Newark, Del., Cpl. C. Kirk Brokaw and wife, Lang ley Field, Va.., are guests of Mrs. Louise Brokaw. Circle No. 4 W. S. C. S. will have their Christmas party Friday evening at the home of Mrs. Ella Tyson. Mr. and Mrs. Henry B. Appleford, of Elkton, observed their forty-third wedding anniversary on Dec. 17. Miss Helen Smith, Newport, Pa., is spending some time with Mr. and Mrs. Harry Thomas. Jack Buck is home for the holi days from Dickinson Junior College, Williamsport, Pa. The Junior Choir will hold their Christmas Party Thursday. LIFE SENTENCE I OK WIFE SLAYER Edwftrd It. Bines of near Perry vllle, was placed on trial in the Cir cuit Court at Elkton, last week, charged with shooting and killing his wife, Mrs. Mabel Bines, on Thursday, November Bth, last. The couple quar reled and Mrs. Binees is alleged to have left the house, stating she was going to the home of her mother. Her husband, the accused, attempted to prevent her from leaving, but was unsuccessful. It was then that he is alleged l to have secuerd a rifle, stand ing in a corner and fired at the flee ing woman, the ball striking her In the back, causing death in a few seconds. The tarverser was arrested a short time later and brought to the County jail, where he has since been con fined. v Henry L. Constable, Statte’s At torney, represented the State. E. D. E. ltoll.ns, Esq., was counsel for the defendant. The jury, with John W. Hender son, of Providence, Md.., foreman, was given the case and after delib i crating a very short time, returned a verdict of guilty of murder in the first degree, without Capital Punish ment. He was sentenced to life im prisonment. BJ Golden Wedding Anniversary Mr. and Mrs. Harry J. Drennen celebrated their Golden Wedding an niversary Saturday afternoon, Dec. 15, at their home at Pine and Mt. Vernon Street, Oxford, Pa. Mr. and Mrs. Drennen were mar ried by Friends Ceremony at the bride’s home at Goshen, Lancaster county, Pa.., on December 18, 1895. Mrs. Drennen was Winona, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Shoemaker. Mr. Drennen’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Drennen, lived near Cherry Hill. The couple’s two surviving at tendants, who are Edgar J. Shoe maker, of Lorraine, Ohio, and Sara E. Martin of Wayne, Pa., were pre nent at the celebration. Mr. and Mrs. Drennen kept store at Goshen, Pa., a few years and then bought out Leper Walker’s store Dusiness at Fairihount where they re sided for 23 years. They sold out and moved to Oxford August 1, 1921. The Drennens have three sons and a daughter, who are all married. There ere six grandchildren. All their children were present at the celebration. ■ Viars-Truman Miss Eva M. Viars and Mr. Quen tifi E. Truman, both of Elkton, were married Sunday afternoon, Dec. 16, in the Elkton Presbyterian church by the Kev. Fred S. Price. The attendants were Mr. Henry Bashore, best man; Mrs. Florence Bashore, matron of honor, and Sgt. John Viars, who gave the bride in marriage . m Thomson-Jones Mr. and Mrs. J. Thomson of Ayr, Scotland, announce the marriage of their daughter, Mary, to Corporal Robert B. Jones, in Alloway Church, Ayr, Scotland, October 23, 1945. Corporal Jones is the son of Mrs. Helen Jones and Mr. Ralph Jones of near Elkton. m Elkton Pastor Tenders Resignation The Rev. F. S. Price, Jr., the pas tor of the Elkton Presbyterian church, has announced to his congre gation that he is resigning to accept a call to a church in Utica, N. Y. Mr. Price, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Somers Price, of Wilmington, is a graduate of the University of Dela ware, class of ’35 and Princeton Theological Seminary. He fecame pastor of the Elkton Church in July, 1944, and during his senior year at Princeton, he served as Elkton sup ply pastor. ■ Residence Dam aged By Fire During the height of the snow storm on Tuesday night of last week, Elkton firemen were called to the Brokaw farm, near Pleasant Hill, to fight a blaze that threatened tto de stroy the dwelling occupied by the family of James Bowles. The Are is thought to have been caused by a de tective flue, and was between the first and second floors. A bucket bri gade kept the flames in check until the arrival of the firemen, who soon had it under control and extinguish ed. The damage was placed at about SSOO. BB Christmas Candle light Service The youth of Hopewell church will present a Christmas Candlelight Service on Sunday evening, Dec. 30, ’ at 8:00 o’clock. The public is cor dially Invited to attend this service. V Nnu s*ar (Srattog. I saw the hills of the morning, The form of the new year arise; He stood like a statue adorning The world with a background of skies; There was courage and grace in his beautiful face, And hope in his glorious eyes. “I come from Time’s boundless for ever,” He said with a voice like a song; “I come as a friend to endeavor, I come as a foe to all wrong, To the sad and afraid I bring prom ise of aid, And the weak I shall gird and make strong. "I bring yon more blessings than terrors, I bring you more sunlight than " gloom, I tear out your page of old errors, i And hide them away in Time’s tomb; I reach you cla hnands and lead on to the lands, Where the lilies of peace are in bloom.” Milestone In Highway Traffic “A milestone in highway travel is reached at midnight Monday—New Year’s Eve—by the nearly 1,000,000 Maryland motorists, when the State’s New Motor Vehicle Safety Responsi bility Law becomes effective,” said W. Lee Elgin, Commissione of Motor Vehicles. “Introducing a strong state policy regarding financial responsibility for traffic accidents, the new law pro poses to assure payment of damages or to remove driving and registration privileges of those who fail to pay.” “Although not compulsory insur ance in the sense that the owner or driver of a car must have insurance in order to obtain registration plates or a driver's license, the law imposes severe requirements upon financially irresponsible owners and operators who become involved in traffic acci dents after December 31. “This new measure has real teeth in it, and it proposes stern penalties for those who fail to recognize their responsibility or those who seek to avoid its requirements. Some, no doubt, may be tempted to call its provisions harsh. But considered much more harch are the tragic cir cumstances that arise when no pro tection or responsibility exists. This stringent regulation is not merely ad visable but inescapable. “It must be remembered that the Legislature of this State, in design ing many of thte law’s provisions, have been engaged in pioneer work. They are blazing new trails for the more finished traffic regulations of the future. It would be strange in deed, if either they or the public were fully satisfied with all of the law’s detailed provisions as they now stand. Changes and improvements, based on practical experience, will be made. However, it is confident that this act, and its broad aims and gen eral methods, is sound and that it will go far in relieving the past dis tressing conditions. “This New Motor Vehicle Safety Responsibility Law was written, and passed unanimously by our Maryland General Assembly, to give every man, woman and child in this State great er protection against the growing menace of the street and highway ac cident, and to compensate in reason able measure, those who are victims of accidents, and the losses that they suffer. “The law is an honest effort to protect all of the people gainst the dread results of careless or reckless driving, without resorting to the more drastic measures of a total com pulsory automobile liability insur ance statute. “Under this law, you are not re quired to take out motor vehicle lia bility insuracne. But, if you are in volved in an accident resulting in death or injury, or property damage in the excess of SSO, you must post security for damages caused by the accident. “As the title indicates, the law has two genearl aims; first to establish financial responsibility on the high ways by requiring that anyone who owns or operates a car shall pay for damages he causes to other, or forfeit his driving license and registration plates; secondly, to serve as an in centive for better driving by increas ing the motorists stake in safety and placing a premium on good driving records.” m Hotel Property Changes Ownership Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Hoening er have purchased the New Octoraro Hotel, in Oxford, Pa., from Mr. and Mrs. Edward C. Hoeninger. The Hoe ninger iamily have been in the hotel business in Oxford since 1923, mov . ing there from Lancaster. a Lumber shortage would be over U . every Board were a board.