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The Midland Johinal
Women Enroll
For Rural
Short Course
1200 Women Expected
To Attend Course
With enrollments for the Rural
Women's Short Course steadily
mounting in the office of each Mary
land county home demonstration ag
ent, and with plans shaping for a full
week's program of evening events as
well as daytime classroom studies
and talks by prominent speakers, the
first post-war session of this annual
event is expected to bring fully 1200
women to the University of Maryland
campus, June 17 to 21.
Public speaking, music apprecia
tion, and parliamentary law are
among the study subjects on the pro
gram for this intensive course, points
ouit Miss Venia Kellar, assistant di
rector of Extension. These are in
cluded with family living, nutrition,
clothing, home management and
furnishings, and landscape garden
Instructors in the classes include
such persons as Mrs. Henry Roberts,
Jr., of Annapolis, co-author of
“Robert’s Rules of Order,” who will
conduct a class in parliamentary law.
Mrs. Etta C. Gillman, practicing
psychologist of Washington, D. C.,
will teach a class in family living. A
garduate of Columbia University, she
was for 15 years with the bureau for
retarded children of the New York
City Board of Education.
Public speaking teachers will be
Mrs. John B. Martin and Mrs. H.
Lyle Campbell of Washington. Mrs.
Martin, a graduate of Vassar and of
the University of Michigan, has done
magazine and radio work, is presi
dent of the D. C. Planned Parenthood
Association, and education chairman
of the Junior League of Washington.
Mrs. Campbell, who will hold classes
in speaking, personality and English,
formerly taught speech at Washing
ton University College in St. Louis,
drama at the N. Y. U. summer school
at Chatauqua, N. Y., and is in the ed
■ ucational depart ment of the Y- W. C.
A. as well as president of other' na
tional associations.
Evening events of the week will
include a reception by President H.
C. Byrd of the University on Tues
day; a concedt, by the B. & O. Glee
Club of Baltimore, on Wednesday; a
pageant Around the World,
produced by the rural women on
Thursday; and county group parties
on Friday. Seven o’clock community
sings each evening will be in front
of the library.
Oil Men Meet
Current and future ta xproblems
of the Maryland motorists will be dis
cussed at a meeting of the oil men of
Cecil County on June 18th at New
Central Hotel, Elkton, Md., at 3:15
p. m. (daylight saving time), Mr.
John J. Maloney, Chairman of the
Cecil County Petroleum Industries
Committee, announces.
The recent proposal by the State
Roads Commission to increase the
gasoline tax will be fully discussed.
Also, the automobile titling tax now
paid only by motorists and used for
general fund purposes will be con
Mr. Maloney announced that the
sales of gasoline and the consequent
collection of gasoline taxes are now
exceeding all expectations. Likewise,
the huge surplus of motor vehicle
revenue accumulated by the State
Road Csommission during the war
years when very little new highway
construction was possible, makes a
proposal at this time to increase gas
oline taxes somewhat startling.
There will also be discussed a pro
posal to amend the Maryland Consit
tution so as to insure that, all motor
vehicle revenue will be used exclu
sively for highways. Eighteen states,
including our neighboring states of
West Virgrinia and Pennsylvania,
have amended their constitutions in
this manner, and thus their motorists
have no fear that their motor vehicle
revenue will be diverted to purposes
wholly unrelated to highways.
Officers for the coming year will
be elected at the meeting, which will
be attended by garage proprietors,
gasoline retailers, automobile deal
ers, and others interested in highway
Mr. J. P. Lanigan, Executive Secre
tary of the Maryland Petroleum In
dustries Committee, will be the prin
cipal speaker at the meeting.
W. S. C. S. To Meet
The four Circles of the W. S. C. S.
will meet this week. Circle No. 1,
Mrs. Ann Roberson, leader, will meet
Friday evening, with Miss Helen
Shepherd; Circle No. 2, Mrs. Ella
Buck leader, Friday, with Mrs.
AUie McNamee; Circle No. 3, Mrs.
Jean Lucas, leader, Wednesday even
ing with Mrs. Lucas; Circle No. 4,
Mrs, Mary Snyder, leader, Friday
Ivwißf. with Mrs. Mb Haines,
‘ Unusually heavy rainfall during
Cecil County's busy tomato, soy bean
and corn planting season, have left
I their marks on much of the locality’s
best lands. Farmers tell of their
seeds washing out, necessitating the
costly replanting of hundreds of
, acres. The run-off from liolds have
, torn up rural roads, covered portions
_ of highway with tons of silt, clogged
culverts and left deep gullies where
j side ditches were before.
s Much of the terrific drainage and
’ waste will be prevented as more t’ar
’ mers shift to the use of tried and
j proved conservation farming prac
, tices that slow down the racing, tear
. ing water that now carries the expen
sive fertilizer and priceless soil of
Cecil County farmers across the
, roads, into the streams and down to
' the bottom of our once-navigable
3 rivers.
Many farmers throughout the
County have their farms in various
stages of transition to this new and
j better way of farming. A visit to one
or more of these farms will convince
the skeptical that it is good business
3 to start using the one or several con
servation practices that the farm re
I "
“Old Glory
r w
Today, Flag Day, is an occasion
’ that should appeal to all true Aineri
, cans. Ir is significant because it is the
j. anniversary of the date upon which
j the national emblem came into being.
It was on June 14, 1777, that Con-
gress decided that the flag of the
struggling colonies should comprise
thirteen red and white stripes and
E thirteen white stars on a blue field,
; one for each of the colonies. That is
. why June 14 is Flag Day.
[ Today is an opportune time for
( every loyal American to renew his
or her allegiance to the flag as ex
-5 pressed in the following pledge;
“I pledge allegiance to my Flag
’ And the Republic for which it stands,
One Nation, indivisible,
1 With Liberty and Justice for all.”
And. we should not forget, the
pledge to the flag means a pledge to
. support the institutions on which the
nation is founded and which must be
l upheld if the United States of Amer
ica is to survive.
The pledge quoted here should be
, familiar to every American. It was
t written in 1892 by Francis Bellamy,
• a member of the staff of the Youth’s
e Companion, of Boston, who had been
5 active in endeavoring to induce Con
, gress to authorize the President of
t lie United States to proclaim Octo
ber 12 as Columbus Day, thereby
making it a national holiday, particu
larly for the schools, October 12,
1892, being the 400th anniversary
, of the discovery of America by Chris
’ topher Columbus.
The American bag, as we know it
I today, was authorized by Congress in
1818. In 1795 Congress passed an act
adding two stripes and two stars to
’ the flag, in view of the fact that Ver
. mont and Kentucky had been admit
ted to the Union since the original
, flag was decided upon.
' In 1818, however, Congress decid
ed to make a permanent formula. It
\ did so by passing an att restoring the
. 13 stripes, but providing that a star
should be added on each fourth of
July, following the admission of a
s State. Now, with 4 8 states *in the
' Union, there are 48 stars in the flag.
’ No law has been passed designating
the arrangement of the stars, but
j practice has fixed six rows of eight
• stars each.
. bb
Pastor Installed
The Rev. Arthur J. Gibson, new
pastor-elect, was officially installed
. as minister of the Elkton Presbyter
. ian Church on the evening of June
• 13 at 8 o’clock. Clergy taking part in
. the ceremony were Dr. S. J.
Venable, Rev. Gordon Ruff, Rev.
f George Hunt and Dr. Alferd Kleff
man of the West Presbyterian
i Church in Wilmington.
| Cecil Democrats
Switch To Lane
1 The Democratic state central com
mittee for Cecil County, which last
. March endorsed the candidacy of Mil
r iard Tawes of Somerset County, for
ihe Democratic nomination for gov
. ernor at the primaries June 24, has
. rescinded its former action and en
dorsed the candidacy of Preston Lane
of Frederick County.
Stolen Car Recovered
The automobile of Duffy Heath,
stolen from in front of his place of
t business in Elkton last week, was re
j covered by the State Police near
i Conowingo.
The dwelling belonging to Roy
. Guiberson at Barksdale, Cecil Coun
t ty, was destroyed by fire early Thurs
f day morning of last week. The house
wag uot occupied at the time.
49th Annual Meeting
And Dinner Held At
Little Britain
The forty-ninth annual meeting of
the Detective Associations Union was
held Saturday, June 1, in Little Bri
tain Church, Fulton Detecttive Asso
ciation being host. Edgar Kirk, presi
dent, presided. Five Associations re
sponded to roll call.
Fulton Dtectlve Association has 57
membeis; $1014.18 in the treasury,
SSOO ot which is invested in U. S.
Bonds. No losses during the year.
Little Britain Detective Associa
tion has 52 members; $133.69 in
the treasury and a SI,OOO War Bond.
No losses were reported during the
Kirkwood Detective Association
has 25 members; $l3O In the trea
sury. John H. Herr, president; T.
Walter Ferguson, secretary.
Martinsville Detective and Insur
ance Company reported; Annual
meeting held at Quarryville, May 28,
1946; 3 new members enrolled; no
thefts reported during the year. Bal
ance in the treasury, $112.03.
Nottingham Detective Association
reported a total membership of 83;
$263.86 in the treasury. A theft of a
wheel, tire and tube off a low-down
wagon, valued at $9.50; Association
paid 50 per cent of the loss, $4.75.
Martinsville Association extended
an invitation to meet with them the
first Saturday in June, 1947. It was
Officers elected for the ensuing
year are; Albert H. Fritz, president;
Ross H. Rohrer, vice-president; J. H.
Whiteside, secretary and treasurer.
The delegates and guests were
served a turkey dinner by the ladies
of Little Britain Church.
Children’s Day Observed
Children’s Day was observed Sun
day in the auditorium of the Metho
dist Church at 10:45 o’cloc:. An in
teresting program of songs, piano
and vocal solos, recitations, was
given by the Beginners, Primary and
J unior Departments.- At the evening
service. Joan Hanna and Jean Gar
vin were leaders of the MYF. Prayer
by Rev Bicking, Scripture reading by
the leaders. Plano solo, Mary Jane
Buck. Rev. Bicking preached from
the text, “All power is given unto
Me, in heaven and in earth.”
Playground Opens
The Elkton Youth Recreation
Council announces the opening of a
playground for the summer season on
Monday, June 17th at the Elemen
tary School grounds with the official
closing on Friday, August 23 rd. All
activities will be (under the super
vision of John W. Lord, Director, as
sisted by Miss Emily A. Smith.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Craig of Cecil
ton, Md announce the engagement of
their daughter, Frances Taylor, to
Leonard Dixon, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Leonard Dixon of Cecilton. Both are
graduates of Cecilton High School.
Miss Craig is an employee of the Du
Pont Company, Wilmington, Del.
No date has been set for the wedding.
The W. C. T. U. will meet Thurs
day afternoon with Mrs. Lloyd Bal
destron. Colora. Mrs. Laßerta Everist
devotional leader; Mrs. Anna Ken
nard, program leader.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Irvin, Nar
bertha, Pa., Miss Isabel Irvin, New
York City, were Sunday guests of
Mr. and Mrs. William Cherry.
Mr. and Mrs. A. M. McNamee and
Mrs. Georgia Mahoney of Baltimore,
spent Thursday evening with Mr. and
Mrs. Howard D. Jackson.
Mrs. Joseph Smith, Miss Rachel
Kittenhouse were recent guests of
Mrs. Emmett Herr, Lancaster county.
Miss Ann Roberson, Arlington, Va.
was the week-end guest of her par
ents, Mi. and Mrs. T. B. Roberson.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Drennen and
sons, Lancaster, Pa., were Sunday
guests of Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Baird.
Mr. and Mrs. H. K. Thomas of
Christiana, Pa., visited Rising Sun
friends on Tuesday.
Next Sunday evening the newly
elected officers of the MYF will be in
Pfc Wilson Ewing and Thomas
i Wilson were week-end guests of
friends in Beach Haven. N, .
New Officers
Elected By
Lions Club
Contribution To Food
Fund Attendance
Pins Awarded
At the dinner meeting of Rising
Sun Lions Club, held Thursday even
ing of iast week at Rising Sun Ho
tel, officers elected for the ensuing
year were: President Chas. T. Cro
thers; Ist Vlce-pres. William C. Gra
ham; 2nd vice-pres. William Cherry;
3rd vice-pres., Ralph Reed; tall
twister, John Bond; secretary, Charl
ton Poist; lion tamer, George McCul
lough; treasurer, Chalmers McFer
ran; dieertors, John Kimble, Edwin
L. Haines, John C. Hindman, Wal
ter Cameron, Sr.
Twenty-two members were award
ed gold insignia pins for perfect at
tendance at meetings throughout the
year. This is the largest number to
win one hundred per cent attendance
pins since the organinzation of the
club. They were: C. C. Buck, J. F.
Bodine, Chas. T. Crothers, Dr. R. C.
Dodson, Joseph Dugan, Evans E.
Ewing, Harvey W. Ewing, William
C. Graham, Edwin L. Haines, John
C. Hindman, Everett F. Johnson, F..
M. Kennard, John Kimble, Chalmers
MeFerran, A. M. McNamee, Charlton
Poist, Wm. E. Rea, Thos. B. Rober
son, It. M. Slangier, Herman Slay
baugh, Alex. Wilson, Jr., William
In lieu of a drive for food for
famine-stricken Europe a voluntary
contribution of those present at the
meeting was called for and the sum
of SSO collected for this cause.
The Club voted support of the
team representing Rising Sun in the
Sportsmen’s base ball league.
lladcliffe Spots
O’Conor On Statement
This week Senator George L. Rad
cliffe, who is a candidate for renom
ination on -the Democratic ticket at
the June 24tli primaries, reminded
Governor O’Conor, his opponent, that
the Governor should he more careful
about the facts In the issues discuss
ed. This indicates that the campaign
in its last weeks is warming and at
tracting the voters.
Every voter should be interested In
the affairs of the State because the
next si\ years will be vital years and
years needing sound experience for
Maryland in Congress. Eligible voters
should register on June 18tli.
Last week Senator Radcliffe called
Governor O’Conor to task for a mis
statement on the Perishable Products
Bill which was requested! by the
Farm Bureau and vetoed by Gover
nor O’Conor.
In his address on Thursday night
In Calvert County, Senator Radcliffe
reminded (or accused) Governor
O’Conor of “talking both ways” on
the question of labor and manage
ment relations.
Abraham H. Mendenhall, son of
the late A. H. Mendenhall of Blue
Ball, and a student at the Chester,
Pa., Mi/itary Academy, has received
an appointment to a scholarship at
West Point Military Acaedmy, sub
ject to the required examination.
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence E. Sadler
visited Lieutenant and Mrs . Robert
Milfred Wright at Stewart Field,
West Point, New York, last week,
and attended the graduation exer
cises at the United States Military
Miss Eva P. Nutter, of the High
School faculty, left on Monday for
Annapolis, where she will spend
some time with her sister, Mrs. Har
vey Hall and family.
Mr. and Mrs. Ral.ph T. Wilson,
Mrs. Carl Hansen and Judy were
guests Sunday of Mr. and Mrs. Mar
ion Lee Patterson, Aikin.
The music class of Mrs. John Wil
son will hold their recital Thursday
evening at her home on East Main
Misses Norma Lessor and Isabelle
McCoy accompanied the Calvert Sen
ior Class on a trip to New York City,
Monday and Tuesday.
Mr. and l Mrs. Ross Cameron and
sons, Interlaken, N. J., were week
end guests of Mrs. Jos. Cameron.
Mrs. Henry Mclntire, Elkton,
spent the week-end with Mr. and
Mrs. Edwin Lawrence.
Mr. Dolby and daughter, Mrs.
Sara Lunn, Philadelphia, were Sun
day guests of Mrs. Ella Mask.
* Migratory labor from Florida and
the Carolinas is on its way to Mary
l land this year, apparently In greater
numbers than in the war years, ac
cording to Paul E. Nystrom, state
supervisor of the emergency farm la
bor program of the Extension Ser
Migrants will be the major source
of seasonal harvest help for many
Maryland farmers after the last of
the foreign workers and other war
time emergency groups of labor are
A few crews, totalling about 500
migrant workers, have already arriv
ed in Maryland and are picking
strawberries on the lower Eastern
Shore The main group of these tran
sients will move out of Carolina
northward. While some will stop in
Virginia to pick beans and dig pota
toes, many will come direct to Mary
land to look for work, and others
will go further north. Those who
stop in Virginia will come on to
Maryland as soon as that state’s har
vests are completed.
The migrant movement dwindled
in the wartime, largely because of
shortages of transportation, and with
increased need for their work in the
southern states. The few who came
during the war years were largely
transported by crew leaders in
trucks These crew leaders contracted
for harvest and hauling of vegetables
crops such as beans and potatoes.
Most of the migrants this season are
expected to be in crews.
Persons interested in hiring mi
grants should see their county agent
To Manage Lane
Campaign In County
Charies H. Gatchell of Elkton, has
been named County Chairman, to
manage W. P. Lane’s nomination for
Governor, at the Primary on June 24
and has opened headquarters in the
Howard Hotel.
C. K Eder, an Elkton merchant
has been selected chairman of the
Veteran Committee for Lane for Gov
ernor. Mr. Eder is a veteran of
World War I and a member of the
29th Division.
It is planned to organize the coun
ty into sub-diivisions and an organi
zation meeting will be held soon at
the headquarters when district cap
tains and workers will be named.
Approaching Marriage
Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Kincaid,
of Calvert, have issued invitations to
the marriage of the daughter, Miss
Melva Eileen Kincaid, to Mr. Clyde
Kirkwood Simmers, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Harvey E. Simmers, of near
Rising Sun. The ceremony will take
place on Sunday, June 23, at three
o’clock, in Rosebank Methodist
Church, Calvert, Md.
luvitations have been issued for
the marriage of Miss Helen Marie
Enany, of Connellsville, Pa., a mem
ber of Elkton High School faculty, to
Mr. Edward Stanley Spotts on Tues
day, the eighteenth of June, at eight
o’clock at the Immaculate Conception
Church, East Crawford Ave., Con
nellsville, Pa.
Mr. and Mrs. Howard B. Brown of
Chesapeake City, Md., announce the
engagement of their daughter, Fran
ces M., to Mr. John M. Clayton, son
of Mrs. Charles B. Sanders, also of
Chesapeake City. The engagement
was announced at a party held Satur
day night at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Biown. Mr. Clayton was recent
ly discharged from the U. S. Army
after serving overseas.
Governor Proclaims
June Dairy Month
Leaders of the Dairy Industry in
this area, and high officials of the
University of Maryland, joined on
Monday with Governor O’Conor at
the State House in official ceremon
ies attendant upon the proclamation
of June as Dairy Month in Maryland.
Paying tribute to the importance
of Maryland’s annual production of
milk and dairy products, Governor
O’Conor rated the Dairy Industry as
one of the leaidng factors in Mary
land’s economic structure.
Farm Bureau Forms
New Planning Group
At a meeting held last week at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. William Eng
land, near Calvert, a new planning
group of the Cecil County Farm Bu
reau! was organized to be known as
the Calvert Group of the Cecil Coun
ty Farm Bureau.
Officers elected were: President.
William Shelton; vice-president, Wil
liam England; secretary, Clarence
Brown; discussion leader, Lloyd Wy
ker. Meetings will be held the third
Tuesday ot each month.
Sugar Grant
i Reduced
- 10 Lb. Per Person Will
Be Allotted For Season
3 Only 10 pounds of sugar for can
r ning purposes will be available for
p each ration book holder this season,
. Charles W. Hardesty, Delaware dis
, trict OPA director, states.
Sugar stamps now valid are No. 9,
i spare, for canning, and No. 49, spare,
. for regular family use, each good for
, five pounds.
! Robert Cummings, in charge of
. sugar rationing, said No. 49, the reg
, ular sugar stamp for family use, is
t good for May, June, July, and Aug
. ust. Another stamp will become valid
. Sept. 1.
i No. 9, spare, the stamp now being
, used for canning sugar, is the first
of two such stamps for canning. The
. other will become valid late in June
or early in July.
Delegates To
4-II Club Camp
Maryland’s official delegates to the
sixteenth National 4-H Club Camp
in Washington June 11 to 18 will be
1 two boys and two girls, each from a
different county, it was announced by
! Mylo Downey, State Roy’s 4-H Agent
and Miss Dorothy Emerson, Girls’
4-H Club Agent.
Attending the camp on the Ameri
can University campus will be Miss
Hazel G. Newman of Massey, Kent
county, Miss Rebecca E. Hahn, of
Newmarket, Frederick county; Rich
ard P. Shryock, Oldtown, Allegany
county;; and George C. Fry of Lay
tonsville, Montgomery county. To
gether with other delegates from the
4 7 other states and Alaska, Hawaii
and Puerto Rico, they will study the
operation of the national government
see the operation of the program to
help famine stricken people of other
nations, and discuss responsibilities
of 4-H members as good citizens.
, _ Delegates were chosen on the basis
6? their leadership and community
service as well as for accomplish
ments in farm and home production
School Attend
ance Awards
The following pupils received gifts
on Friday, June 7, for excellent at
tendance records during the past
i school year;
Grade ll—Betty Brammer, Rich
ard Eldretk.
Grade III —Betty Jane Kilby, Car
! rie Trambo, Dale Smith, Roger An
: derson
Grade IV —Sarah Jane Graybeal,
Ann Christine Taylor, Della Mae
Grade V —Robert Marshall,
i Grade Vl—Virginia Cooper, James
■ Cather, Bennett Wilson, Robert
, Riley.
Light Vote On North
East Bond Issue
The special election held in North
■ East, to decide whether to authorize
1 the Board of Town Comissioners to
■ issue bonds to finance construction of
a water system in the town, brought
■ out a very small vote. There were 89
■ for and 72 against the system.
Several months ago at a special
election, the commissioners were au
thorized to issue $150,000 bonds
with which to install both a water
and sewerage system. When the
bonds were offered for sale no bids
were received because, it was alleged,
the sum authorized would not more
than half pay for the projects, hence
1 the new authorization for a water
l system only.
! a r
i Vacation Bible School
The Daily Vacation Bible School
1 opened Monday morning, sessions
• from 9 to 11 a. m. Rev. J. R. Bicking
' in Charge. 60 pupils and teachers en
; rolled Monday morning. All children
between four and twelve years are
1 welcome.
Boating Party Rescued
Their motor boat capsizing in the
Elk River oft Henderson’s Point, five
miles south of Elkton, Mr. and Mrs.
s Paul Burke and Alen Ewing, of near
- Elkton, were rescued by Casper Dun
; bar and William H. Marcus, both vet
• erans of World War 11.
The three young people started
■ from the point in an outboard motor
boat for their first ride in the craft.
. Dunbar and Marcus were both on the
- shore when the boat started out. A
i short time later the former service
- men noticed the engine had stopped
1 running and saw two of the occu n
yanta in the water,
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