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PUBLISHED BVBBY SATURDAY BY MELVIN JOHNSON INCORPORATED BENJAMIN F. JOHNSON, Praldqnt ud Tntitira HABY MELVIN, it «nd a«er«tary. Enter*) «t th« Portoffic* «t Dtntoa. Ud.. u noil nutter. Saturday Morning, September 17, 1938 DEMOCRATIC TICKET For Congress T. ALAN GOLDSBOROUGH of Caroline County For United States Senate MILLARD E. TYPINGS of Harford County For Comptroller of the Treasury J. MILLARD TAWES of Somerset County For Cleric of the Court of Appeals JAMES A. YOUNG of Allegany County For Associate Judge of the Second Judicial Circuit of Maryland THOMAS J. KEATING For State Senate A. FLETCHER SISK For House of Delegates D. W. BANNING W. EDMOND NEAL For State's Attorney LAYMAN J. REDDEN For County Treasurer FRED E. COVEY For Clerk of the Circuit Court WAYNE A. CAWLEY For County Commissioners WILLIAM M. GAREY HARRY L. SULLIVAN H. ROLAND TOWERS For Register of Wills CARLTON V. WEST For Judges of the Orphans' Court JESSE T. DENNIS E. LLOYD FOOKS LUTHER W. HANDY For Sheriff WILLIAM E. ANDREW (organize their school system, so that Nazi dogma would be taught in Sude- ten Czech schools; would to a great extent withdraw the regular Czech police from the Sudeten area, and would give Sudeten Germans more government jobs. It is astonishing that any government would offer so much to a minority which is determined to effect its eventual overthrow. Yet it was not enough, in the view of Hitler. Henlein called on the Fuhrer and was sent home with n new series of demands. The exact terms of these have not been published at this writing,.but it is believed they entail further concessions which would make a large part of AMONG THOSE PRESENT Approximately 13,000 p e r s o n s , enough to populate a small city, who ·would otherwise have died in auto accidents during 1938, will probably live to -welcome the New Year next January thanks, largely, to the tireless efforts of such agencies as the National Institute for Traffic Safety, The National Safety Council, The Automotive Safety Foundation, thousands of newspaper editors, and the casualty insurance industry. The men and women who are directly responsible for saving these 13,000 human lives will receive little or no recognition for their tireless services. Their only solace will be found in dry statistics. They will not even receive the gratitude they so justly deserve from those whose very lives they have saved, because providence never labels its victims in advance. In the first six months of 1938, highway fatalities decreased 22 per cent compared to 1937. And as the New York Times has observed: "Such progress is especially cheering in view of the ennormity of the problem." The United States has what has been described as "the most enormous transportation system in the world, with 3,000,000 miles of rights of way, 30,000,000 pieces of rolling stock and an average of 80,000,000 passengers daily." There are two things that you can and should do to promote safety on our highways. Observe every safety precaution your self and encourage others to do the same. Incidentally, next January if you are fortunate enough, to be among those present, you might send up a silent prayer of thanks to the nation's traffic safety workers-- you just possibly are one of the lucky thirteen thousand. ECONOMIC HIGHLIGHTS Again European troubles have dominated the headlines. Again the imminent possibility of war has obscured all other news. In the view of most of the experts, the week ending September 3rd was the' most ominous since the grim days of 1914 that preceded the World War. As usual, Hitler made the biggest news. Tens of thousands of German troops were moved into the new Siegfried chain of fortifications, which faces the famous French Maginot line--supposedly the most impregnable border defence ever erected. According to the formal German press reports, this simply marked ordinary maneuvers, and in no way indicated that the Reich was planning military action against anyone. But the fact remains that it was done as a prelude to the Nazi party Congress at ' Nurnberg-- and Hitler has often called party Congresses whenever he planned a move of exceptional daring. And the fact also remains that the German government- controlled press has again been carrying on a virulent campaign against Czechslovakia. The Czechs are in an exceedingly bad position -- and every indication holds that their position will get ·worse, rather than better. The Czech government, headed by Edouard Benes, often called "Europe's greatest little statesman," has offered significant concessions to the Sudeten German minority in the country, headed by Konrad Henlein, whom almost every foreign correspondent regards as a Hitler tool. These concessions would give the Sudeten Germans a semi-autonomous government of their, own, largely based on the Swiss Canton principle; . would re- Czechoslovakia virtually a vassal state under German control. In all this, Hitler unquestionably has the edge--both France and England are desperately eager to avoid wai 4 at almost any cost. On the other side, however, the English government has been showing a somewhat more aggressive attitude than it has in the past--partially, some say, because it has been stung to the quick by foreign criticism, much of it American in origin, and also because there is a growing British movement to force tho Chamberlain government either to resign or to take a firmer line. In addition, Britain has made great progress in developing her air defense system in the last year or two, and is unquestionably in much better shape to risk a war then she was even a comparatively short time ago. However, Britain's desire to effect some 'sort of peace, however transitory, is still strong. It is this fact which makes Hitler believe that an aggressive attitude on Germany's part will cause France and Britain to bring sufficient pressure against Czechoslovakia to force the concession of almost any demands made by the Sudeten German Minority. And the fact that Hitler's bluffs have succeeded so well in the past nautrally gives him courage and confidence in tne present crisis. Russia, which holds the balance of power in Europe, is saying little. She is a Czech ally--and she possesses a gigantic war machine which is probably superior in most branches to Germany's. But she is faced with many domestic problems of her own, and a major war would make it necessary for Stalin to forego many cherished plans for internal development. Germany seems to figure that the bear will stay on the sidelines-and some unprejudiced authorities think Germany is right. In the meantime, France is mobilizing, and is sending troops into position along her German border. Britain is carrying on naval maneuvers. The Czechs have called reserves to the colors and are apparently ready to fight. Anything can happen. promises, and he received the plaudits of All Americas in the apparent successes of the Inter-American Conference at Buenos Aires in December, 1936, which resulted in the United States Senate ratifying two treaties and five conventions and one protocol with the representatives of the other 20 American Republics. Thus the integrity of the Americas was reaffirmed. Now the Americas face u new test. It is: Can the integrity of America be preserved, with Communism rampant in Latin America? But on Labor Day, when the Nation was engaged in everything except laboring, Secretary Hull spent the day at his desk in tho State Deportment. "The note" from Mexico was before him, anil in brief it reasserted the refusal of the latter Government to make provisions for tho payment of its debts and furthcrmon defiantly asserted that land-grabbing would continue. Secretary Hull hm charged Mexico with acts of delay and evasion never heard before "in the history of the American hemisphere." Other accusations paralleling that one had been brushed aside by the Cardenas government. Little wonder that Washington reads, with growing concern, such statements ns the following by a former United States Senator, from Mexico: "The Mexican question is something more than the deliberate stealing of the mines, ranches, plantations and oil wells'of Americans. It deals, finally, with the character of the neighborhood we are to suffer south of our border, under the 'good neighbor' ploicy." It is because the Good Neighbor Pplicy is a logical continuation of the n Singapore, as well as those in Europe and the United States. By the middle of August the Eastern Bureau hud received gifts of half i million doses each from Australia and Ceylon; from the Pasteur Institute at Hanoi 500,000 dose.; from Copenhagen 130,000; from Roumania 1,000,000 doses; Ycgoslavio 500,000; from Egypt 180,000 doses; from Turkey 1,000,000 doses; from the United States 3,000,000 and South America 200,000. "You offer not one shred of respectable evidence," said Secretary of State Cordell Hull in response to an open letter from Chairman John D Hamilton of the Republican National Committee. The Secretary spoke quite justifiably, yet he dissected every assertion in Mr. Hamilton's much heralded attack on the reciprocal trade agreements program. "The greater part of your letter," said the Sccre tury, "consists of an ill-concealed attempt to divert attention from the misleading use of trade statistic, by your wing of the Republican Na tional Committee and its allies, bj rying to make it appear that thi; department is guilty of the sami practice." He reminded Hamilton that in one report a single statistic relayed from another department had been incorrect but announcemen of the error had been sent prompt! to all newspapers and to Hamilton' office several days before his bias was issued. Hamilton had claimed that increas es in farm exports this year wer ascribed by the State Department to trade agreements alone, without recognizing the effects of the 1936 upplics of oil will be found in this unglc, whether rivers can be dredged nd transportation from Inland dis- ricts be made possible, at least fight- ng in the fastnesses of this "green ell' is ended. Said the Secretary-General of the ,eague of Nations when this report was received at Geneva: "The solu- ion of the Chaco dispute was a valuable encouragement for all who be- ievc that a peaceful settlement ear. ie found through the collaboration if other nations, for even the most jitter conflict; between two countries. GERMANY'S SUPER-HIGHWAYS By Charles M. Upham, Engineer- Director When the average American thinks of Central Europe, he usually thinks also of dictators, rearmament anil war. Germany, in particular, is looked upon ns a danger spot which may at any moment ignite another world conflict. All German activities, therefore, arc studied for possible military significance. So, when Germany began its huge road-building program, which has resulted in a system of super-highways second to none, that activity was construed by many to be utrictly a military project. As a representative of the United States government to the recent International Road Congress at The Hague, I had the opportunity to travel over 3,000 miles of German highways, of which nearly 800 miles were part of the new Reich autobahn system. Whether or not it be true that BOOKS--YOU MAY ENJOY The fiction due in September is rather overwhelming. There are t=o many books of best-seller grade on the way that a good number of them will have to be contented with lesser rating. The first group are the books by fairly well-established authors, and we'll take them UD us they come. On 'cptomber 9, for instance, "Bricks Without Straw", by Charles G. Nor- ·L= will be published. His books have all been best-sellers or near it. It is one of his long "education in living" novels, telling of a young man's 'emptations and triumphs and of his rebellion against his parent's conventions and coda;--typical Charles Norris. "Growth of a Man", by Mazo de In Roche is more or less a counterpart of "Bricks Without Straw", but told by a woman. Though not a Jalna story, its characters are of the same general type. These two bocks offer \ou life in full detail. "Bricks Without Straw" has more vitality but "Giowth of a Man" lias more subtlety, more finish. On the twelfth comes "'Malice of Men" by Warwick Deeping, postponed from last month. This is a story of ordinary evciyduy people. The hero is no hero--he is a boy of the poorest class who is too sensitive to force himielf upon people who do not want him. But he wins success as a man in spite of his handicaps. James T. Farrcll has never had a best seller but "No Star is Lost" may be his first. It is not a pretty book; it is not a book for immature minds, but is far from being a "dirty" book. It is not a book which will prove popular with the general reader but is for educators and psychologists who study ignorances, brutality and vice and fight against them. Twenty=Five Years Ago Tmken From The Journal of 25 Ye»r« AKOThis Week. these roads were constructed primarily for military purposes, it is ideals of Monroe that it has been ac-1 drought. To this Secretary Hull re-, mos t certainly true that they provide While automobiling along the public road near Ridgely, Mr. A. J. Richards struck a cow, killing the animal and badly wrecking the machine. Mr. W. T. Bcauchamp lias purchased from Mr. W. T. Elliott the Meadowbrook truck farm, Seventh district. Mr. Boauchamp will take charge of the pluce at the end of the present year. Secretary M. S. Scotten, of the Delaware Produce Exchange, Severn days ago received telegrams tcllinp of the accidental death of hir- brother in Fresno, California. Mr. Scotten ordered the body shipped east. Mrs. Janic Price died at her home in Cambridge on Saturday of last week. Mn j . Price was the wife of.Mr. Davis Price. She was born in Caroline county but had lived in Cambridge thirty-two years. She was forty-eight years of age. In addition to her husband, she is survived by six children, all of whom reside in the vicinity of Cambridge. They are: Mrs. H. B. Taylor, Miss Edna Price and Miss Marion Price, and Messrs. Grason, Theodore and W. D. Price Jr. Mr. Lloyd Dyer and Miss Eva Pritchett were married at the M. P. parsonage, Greensboro, on Thursday evc- Ttic team belonged to Mr. Ralph Cheffins. The jury of inquest ccn- urcd the Railroad Company for loo great a speed at the busy part of the day, and criminal neglect in fail- ng to ring the bell in passing through the town, in compliance with our town ordinances. SLATS' DIARY BY OLIVER N. WARREN ccpted throughout the Americas. Oar own country, in trying its best to maintain the high standards of democratic government so often reiterated in Latin-Americas Conferences, and in the frequent sessions of diplomats in the Pan-American Union, clings tenaciously to its text, that business standards of governments should be higher than those of individuals.--J. E. J. INTERNATIONAL FRIENDSHIPS It has been suggested that the King and Queen of England be invited to attend the San Francisco and New York expositions, to be held during 1939. And certainly, a visit of Their Majesties to this country would be a splendid gesture to a troubled world, illustrating as it would the firm friendship that exists between the two great English-speaking democracies. Futhermore, there is plenty of past precedent for such an invitation, and for its acceptance as well. The King and Queen recently paid a visit to France, another of England's old friends and allies. And President Roosevelt, though he has not gone abroad since becoming Chief Executive, has visited South America and Canada in furthering his "good neighbor" policy. When the head of a major nation goes to a foreign land, sees and is seen by its people, the immensely important cause of better international understanding is substantially furthered. The invitation to the King and Queen should come not only from officials of this government, but from the public as well--from editors in every section of the U S.--who represent the millions of Americans who desire peace and friendship between nations. To these citizens, such a visit would not be a mere formal expression of good will. It would typify the genuine regard that exists between the United States and the British Empire. And next year, when untold numbers of people will go to New York and San Francisco for the expositions, is the logical time. EDITOR1AL NOTES At the end of a winter or summer one who is studying world conditions and charting them looks back and asks what is the most important development of these months. For the last few years the glad cry at the summer's end has been "Another World War has not yet started". And that brings the comfort that there is still more time for earnest thought and search for war's avoidance. But this summer of 1938 sees not only fears of wars but actual wars--Spain; China, that corner of Japan and Soviet Russia where clashes are occurring--and at every point the feur springs out anew that that dreaded World War has started. But these clashes, tragic as they arc, arc not total war, states the historian, but "undeclared war". "Its appearance, like other revolutionary developments, lias upset techniques and thrown into confusion all those concerned with the making of war and pence, including statesmen and politicians, reformers and newspaper correspondents." It is a long way indeed from that closed temple of Janus when the Roman population knew that there was peace at least for the months when those doors were shut and until the spring brought in the opened doors and armies pouring out over the land. But according to the new technique Stalin says: "Nowadays wars are not declared they simply start." The summer of 1938 has seen the tragedies of Spain, of China, the plied: "I had often called those facts to public attention when your committee faction and others were using the abnormal trade figures resulting from the drought to stir up prejudice against the program. Your group was silent when figures reversed themselves." Answering Hamilton's flippant demand to know why Hull compares present trade figures with 1932, instead of with the prosperous year of 1929, the Secretary remarked: "It was the trade situation in 1932, not that in 1929, which was left on the doorstep of this administration." Touching on Hamilton's astonishing "challenge" that Hull "reconcile contentions that the trade program is a force for peace with the fact that fears in Czechoslovakia; points where fires flickered which might etart the feared world conflagration. Perhaps the most dangerous flare, now dampened down but still smould- ering, was that between Russia and Japan in that far eastern corner of Vladivostok where Russia and Japan THE INTEGRITY OF THE AMERICAS The early ancestry of the Good Neighbor Policy may be traced back to the Administraiton of President Monroe, who proclaimed his lasting "doctrine". The enduring friendship between the Americas is symbolized by a marble building in Washington. Among the throngs of daily visitors in this showplace are many men, women and children from the Republics of the South. They cherish this building, with its tropical atmosphere ns part of their own partnership in all America. The Pan-American Union is an official international organization of 21 American Republics whose major purpose is to increase and develop peace, friendly intercourse and commerce. It is controlled by a governing board composed of the Secretary of State of the United States and the diplomatic representatives in Washington or other republics. When. Frank B. Kellogg was Secretary of State in 1926 the Pan- America Union took notice of the blunt statement of the American Secretary towards Mexico, charging it with confiscation of American farm lands in a way that placed that cantankerous Republic "on trial before the rest of the World." The complaint smouldered through all these years and the debts have never been paid. Ironing out differences with the Southern Republics has usually been affected through painless diplomatic procedure. Secretary of State Hull is a master in the arts of friendly corn- .xpenditures for national defense had almost doubled," the Secretary of State said simply: "We have never claimed that it (the trade agreements program) con perform magic. This department had never made the claim that it is an immediate guarantee of peace regardless of all else. This you must surely know. It is, however, the only practicable program yet proposed for the combined purpose of reducing economic and military armaments, because it deals with fundamental conditions giving rise to them. It is, in fact, the only comprehensive and basic program being pressed today 'which lays a foundation for peace.' Observing the scorching sarcasm that Chairman Hamilton had "tried to raise the point that there is an irreconcilable conflict between the trade agreements program and the administration's farm program," Hul said: "It is evident that the embargo tariff policy pursued immediately prior to 19?2 was in a large measure responsible for emergency farm conditions which forced emergency re medics. That policy of extreme pro tectionism reached its climax in the notorious Hawley-Smoot Act. Evi dently it is still supported by you and a segment of your party organization in spite of the more enlightened atti tude of many of the ablest leaders and vast numbers of the rank and file of your party faith." Hamilton should know that Hull's Republican predecessor, also the chairmen of many banks, including the Chase, in fact practically every influential Republican supports thi: program. Many give high praise foi and Manchokuo (Japanese controlled) | regu]ts a i ready accomplished unde: agreements in effect with 18 differen come together. And the most serious question: who shall be the superna- tion in Asia--Russia or Japan, and what will be the consequent developments in world trade, world unity. Along the unsure boundary lines of Inner and Outer Mongolia, of the Chinese western provinces of Shansi and Konsu, of Siberia and Mancho- kuo have long been danger points. These were inland. Vladavistok is only 660 miles from Tokyo. Russian bombings of Japanese flimsy cities and towns and villages would be followed by immense destruction. What Japan is doing in China might be done by Russia in Japan. Russian ambitions in Asia are evident. Stalin is an Asiatic, the stretch of Siberia is huge. The end of 1938 summer finds the ambitions of Hitler towards Czechoslovakia tense (Sept. 5), Poland trying to build up a peace block in central Europe; and the world problem no longer in Europe, uncertain as is the situation there, but in the far east, while the fear that Undeclared War will start the great conflagration. But why "undeclared war"? Why a new war technique? Why war at all? Why with a world drawn closer together by transportation, need of one land for products and riches of another, friendly ties and understandings grown stronger and stronger, why not "work together"? The bombings and raidings in China, the destruction of life by war and flood, the inability to fust bury the dead, to feed those alive and build up their resistance have opened the way to a spreading plague. Cholera has to be fought. And the Chinese Health Administration has applied to the League, which is cooperating in anti-epidemic work in China, for assistance. They have asked specifically for help in obtaining at the earliest possible moment anti-cholera vaccine. The quantity asked for is six million doses. The Secretary-General of the League ordered one million doses for immediate delivery and asked for the cooperation of countries participating in the work of the Health Organization Eastern Bureau nations. The New York Herald-Tri bune, San Francisco Chronicle, Wash ington Post, Kansas City Star, De Moincs Register and various othe G. 0. P. newspapers hail conclusion of each agreement as an additiona step in breaking down the scourgi of economic barriers which swept thi world like a pestilence. The acknowl edged fact that these trade barrier were erected by other government in retaliation against the unscalabl Hawley-Smoot tariff wall of 1931 renders all the more inconsistent » "challenge" from the Chairman o the Republican party. Some interesting points have bee'i brought out in the recent reports t the Permanent Mandates Commwsior of the League of Nations. New Guinea for 1936-37 reports increas of peaceful penetration, also of pop ulation; maintenance of European Chinese and native schools; medica patrols and agricultural aid; increas in both exports and imports; and re duction of public debt. The repoi wound up by declaring that the policy of the Administration was to inter fere as little as possible with nativi life and customs except in bringin; further areas under control and ex tending sanitation, education an health measures .. the object being tc replace fighting by work, to decreasi the death rate and infant mortal it and to lead the population into peace ful pursuits. Reports of progress were also giv en from Tangayika and Southwes Africa in labor conditions, road con struction, educational facilities an extension of medical inspection, whll the Mandates Commission also ex amincd the annual report from Togo land, which is under French mandate The annual reports from Dyria and Lebanon were postponed for exam ination at the fall session. On July 21st the ministers of Bo livia and Paraguay signed in Buenos Aires the Treaty of Peace, Friend ship and Frontiers which put an em to the Chaco conflict. Whether grea ie German people with innumerable eacctime commercial, industrial, so- ial and cultural benefits. Although lose roads may some day be used to peed tbe movement of mechanized gents of death and destruction, they re at present responsible for an 83 er cent reduction in the number of raffic accidents. Built into the German super-highways ore most of the safety features hat have long been recommended by American highway engineers. The new roads consist of two double-lane lighwoys, each 24 feet wide, with opposing streams of traffic completely eparated. Beyond these traffic lanes ire adequate shoulders and a gradual ilope to a drainage system. Railroad grade crossings and highway grade irossings have been completely elim- nated with a majority of the intersecting roads being carried over the ight-of-woy of the new system type of overpass construction. All curves are supcr-elevnted and the surface finish of the pavement is non-skid. Traffic is controlled at road junctions a clearly defined and systematic layout and parking places are provided at carefully chosen intersections. Pedestrians, bicyclists and animals are excluded from the highways and no advertisements or billboards can be erected by the roadside. Efforts arc being made to retain and to enhance the beauty of the landscape. There is no speed limit in Germany. The roads are designed for speeds from 80 to 100 miles per hour, according to the topography of the country. It is claimed that there have been no major accidents on the autobahn system chargeable«to the condition of the road or to detail of design. This record Is particularly remarkable when compared with the situation in the United Stated. Of the 40,000 traffic-accident fatalities in this country lust year, it is estimated that at least CO per cent can be blamed on the failure of the roads to meet the demands of modern traffic. While conditions in our country do not demand or justify the immediate construction of a complete superhighway system like that in Germany, there are areas where heavy traffic and numerous accidents do call for the construction of roads of this type. A system of American superhighways could not be constructed in a few years but could be designed, laid out and gome sections constructed in locations where traffic is heavy and congested and a super-road is particularly needed. If this policy is followed, super-highways can be constructed when the need arises and this country will, in the future--pos- cibly ten, twenty or even forty years from now--be provided with a system of highways that will adequately and economically care for the increased traffic demands that are bound to Interest in "The Buecaneens" by Edith Wharton will be chiefly among book owners. Wharton had indicated how she intended to finish it, though she actually did not reach the end before she died, and it has not been changed. "The Long Valley" by John Steinbeck, of "Mice and Men" fame, is a book of short stories. On the twenty third come throe important books by well known authors, "The Joyful Delaneys", by Hugh Wai pole, deals with a light hearted Irish family. "Rebecca", by Daphane du Maurier, is the Literary Guild book for October. Though entirely different from her "Jamaica Inn" it shows the same ability to create atmosphere. "Rebecca" is a mystery concerning a girl so romantic and innocent as to seem sometimes stupid. You will hear a lot about this book as it is rated as the most outstanding book of the year. Already it has become a best seller in England where it was published first. It is about a young girl who falls into hero-worshipping love with Maximillian de Winter, but in their life together she feels an alien presence--the beautiful, poised Rebecca, his first wife until a dramatic discovery banishes the spectre. "Three Novels", by Sholem Asch is a book containing three stories published together in one volume. "Uncle Moses," "Chaim Lederers Return" and "Judge Not" are the titles. EXPERIENCE WITH BLIND STAGGERS This is the season for the outbreak of encephalomyolitis, or blind staggers in horses. In different parts of the country, especially in the tidewater sections of the States, notably in Maryland, after the May storm and inundation of the salt water low lands and meadows about four years ago, when thousands of horses were lost by this sickness, the writer, an old man, seeing many horsed lost, at last has found out through an old English bam book (over 100 years old) an antidote and has cured them for the last 35 years if taken as soon as they start to stagger. The last case I had was a riding marc I had owned for four months. She carne from near Columbia, S. C. I noticed her just nibbling her feed and I gave her the medicine. The one before this was also a saddle horse. About four o'clock in the evening he came straight up to me, partially blind and when he realized it was a man, quickly backed away although a native born here and having been raised in the sight of my house. I gave him a dose and I was riding him the next morning. Twenty-five years ago two adjoining farmers had this disease in their stock; one lost 19 head in the pasture ning of this week by Rev. C. J. Burdette, A reception and wedding supper were given at the home of the groom's parents, Mr. and Mrs. James L. Dyer, near Greensboro. Mr. J. Wilbur Johnson, of South Haven, Mich., this week joined his family, who have been spending some time with Mr. and Mrs. Purncll Johnson and Dr. and Mrs. M. B. Stephens here. Mrs. William P. Draper has returned from Ocean City, N. J., where, with Mrs. Thomas M. Green, she conducted White Hall, popular hotel, during the past season. Miss Margaret Crawford and Mr. Herbert Porter have returned to their homes in Philadelphia, after spending some time with Mr. and Mrs. George Porter. Miss Edna Shipmon has been appointed clerk in the Denton Postoffice. The parcel post increases the work in the postal service. Mia; Elsie Knotts, who for some time has been the guest of Dr. and Mrs. F. J. Wright, has returned to her home in Baltimore. Mr. G. Lawrence Wilson and daughter, of Hillsboro, have been visiting Rev. and Mrs. S. N. Pilchard. Mrs. John Coulbourne, of Philadelphia, is the guest of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hill Mercer. The home of Mr. Edward Pearsaul, Greensboro, was found to be on fire about 11 o'clock Tuesday morning, and for a time it seemed as if there would be a big fire. Prompt action, however, extinguished the flames with but little loss. The fire caught from a stove in a room at the back of the house, where a colored woman was cooking. Mr. Wesley E. Thawley was given a surprise party on Friday evening, September 6th, by a number of his young friends. Those present were Misses Gladys Price, of Dover; Arta Baker, of Harrington; Lulu Lewis, of Wilmington; Minnie Price, of Brownsville; Helen. Ross, Pearl Satterfield, Laura Thawley, Florrie Dill, Lola Fountain, Bertha Baker, Maud Wilson, and Messrs. Emile Sapp and Sunday: I and Jake and Blisters went to S. S. and in the class got to dividing and argeing a b o u t what to do in the p. m. in vue of school starting at onct. We diddent reach no dessishen xccpt not to spend the time hunting up our books and etc. for school. Monday: O n c t day of school. And right offen the bat the teecher ast me to kongcgate the verb swim Swim swam swum I rc- plidc. Jane were next and to him she sed Dim. Jake started and sed Dim but he diddent get the job done. Becos he sed the balnntz was I and Blisters. Tuesday: Elsys unkel didc and were bcrryed and I ast her were his life ensured. She rcplide and sed No he were a totle loss and wassent worth no more dcd than he were alive witch wassent nothing. Wednesday: They were a spechel- ist in meddisin doctoring that leck- shered at school this evning and as the parence was envited Unkel Hen went. The lecksherer sed eney bod- die could ast for infermashen and Unkel Hen ast how to cure snoreing as he are so bad he wakes bisseif up. The man sed try sleeping in a nother room witch Unkel cooddent becos we aint got no other room xcept in arc Henhouse and Pa sed Unkel Hen wood scare the hens so bad so they wooddent lay no aigs so he will haft to keep snoreing. Thursday: The teecher wanted to no if any kid was abel to think of some kind of factery whair the strikers wood not set down on there work. Blisters thot a minnit and then held up his hand and replide a tack factery. The teecher sed the anser are verrie good and then Blisters sed it are perfect he thot. So did I and Jake. And I think the other kids did allso. From the way they laft. Friday: A visseting ladies church worker made a address to our room and ast wooddent all us kids like to take part in the big mishenary movement. Elsy arose up and sed she sure would if its anything like the big apple. The church ladie frouned so I supose Elsy showed her dumness. Tho I am not so offle sure. Saturday: Diddent haft to do much today. The dry wether has stopt the flowers and garden and weeds and grass and etc. from growing and they were no hoeing needed and no Ion mowing. And it costs 2 mutch to turn the citty watter on some so Pa says. And so Ma seamed worryed becos she wassent abcl to think of nothing to keep me out of Miss cheef as she says. But it diddent worrie me none. Not at all. come. IT OUGHT TO BE SO There were optimistic prophets of prosperity to entertain the whole human family on Labor Day. Labor shared its day with the farmers and Mr. and Mrs. Everybody were in on the joy-ride towards better times. On Labor Day's schedules were speakers representing the lofty heights of liberalism and the problems of the man with a "union card." Gist of the remarks on this occasion were claims of increases in employment and an upturn in workers buying power. The echoes of predictions still ring in our ears--echoes about the pace that has been quickened with rising consumer demands from Government spending. All the authorities seem to agree that recovery has ^tuck its nose around the corner and is on-the-forward-way. · SAVE THE SOIL The agricultural marketing cooperatives can do much for their membership if they will stress the need for balanced, diversified farming. Some of the leading co-ops have long done this, with excellent results. One-crop farming, which exhausts the lands, has been responsible for a great many of agriculture's ills. Soil can be worn out like a machine, and left barren and useless. More and more farmers are learning this--and their cooperatives are the logical instruments for advancing the immensely important cause of proper soil utilization. and the other one just kept up his stock like a city horse and he did not lose one of them. This dose of medicine is simply 50 grains of calomel with a little bitter aloes and some asafetida to actuate the bitterness of the medicine, ,but the 50 grains of calomel can work by itself. South Carolina H. B. G. RIDGELY Mrs. Sallic Clark H in the hospital. Forty-five new names were entered on our list of voters on Registration Day. Rev. 0. B. Reed has announced special Home Coming Day services for the first Sunday in October. Mr. and Mrs. Fletcher Porter, of Berlin, were guests of Mr. -and Mrs. Will Cannon over the week-end. Mrs. Harold Hatfield, of Georgetown, visited her mother, Mrs. Florence Thompson, on Tuesday. Mrs. Paul Hemmons and little daughter are visiting parents and grandparents in Ccntreville. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kibler and son, Francis, visited her parents, at Dallastown, Pa., last Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Rickards are entertaining Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Rickarde Jr., of Baltimore. Mr. William Jarrell, who is employed in Baltimore, was home on vacation last week. Mrs. Lida Jarrell, of Greensboro, visited Mr. and Mrs. William Jarrell last week. Mrs. Coursey Hemmons has returned from n vLnt in Atlantic City and Wilmington. The house occupied by Mr. Kirsch and family is receiving a new coat of paint. Card Of Thanks We wish to express our thanks to all the kind friends who were mindful of our needs when death brought sorrow to our home. The sympathy and assistance of all was deeply appreciated. Mrs. T. H. Meeks and Family. Smith, Booth. Mr. Frank Rickards, of Harrington; Homer Vincent, of Greenwood; Hartley and Fletcher Price, of Brownsville; Philip Cheezum, Olas Smith, Harvey Fountain, Hurlun Blades, Harry Tee, Frank Wilson, Houston Thawley, Lyman Porter and Mr. and Mrs. Clark Smith. Miss Helen K. Ross entertained at watermelon party the following named young friends: Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Smith, Misses Georgie Seeders, Mary Wroten, Mary Thomas, Hattie Graham, Sadie Jones, Lola Fountain, Florrie 'Dill, Edith Simpson, Mary and Laura Thawley and Messrs. R. H. Stafford, Alva Obier, Wesley E. Thawley, Minos Isaacs, Homer and Hugh Vincent, Frank Wroten, Harlan Blades, Olas Smith, Lyman Porter, Phil Cheezum, Harold Outten, Walter Hanson, Lester Isaacs, Amos Ellis Clifton and Hynson William Theodore Adams, formerly of Burrsville, now of Wilmington, and Miss Pauline Davis Horsey, of Williston, motored here to the M. E. parsonage on Monday and were married by Rev. M. E. Wheatley. Immediately after the ceremony they went to Federalsburg, thence to Seaford, where they took a north-bound train on a wedding tour. A very pretty wedding took place at Ridgely last Saturday afternoon at tho Reformed Church. The contracting parties were Miss Ella Imler, of Ridgely, and Mr. Wesley Hony, of Philadelphia. The ceremony was performed by Rev. A. M. Rahn. The wedding march was played by Mrs. Rahn. The ushers were Messrs. Frank Long, Harry Klotz, Paul Ncff, of Ridgely; Richard Blackburn Jr., John Stevenson, of Greensboro, and Otis Wharton, of Philadelphia. The bride wore a dark blue traveling suit, with hat to mutch, and carried white carnations. The church was decorated with ferns and goldcnrod. Immediately after the ceremony the happy couple took the 2.29 train for Philadelphia, where they will reside. William Warner, a colored man about fifty-four years of age, was struck by a through train at Goldsboro freight depot about noon last Monday and instantly killed. He was in the rear of a dearborn holding a calf, while Marion Brown was driving. Thinking the train was a freight, and would slow up, they crossed just ahead of the engine, which splintered several spokes in one wheel. It seems that Warner jumped from the dear- born, in line with the track, just after crossing and in some way was struck by the gearing of the train. 'CASSIDY CAST' RETURNS INTACT IN NEW ROMANCE The popular "Hopalong Cassidy cast," headed by William Boyd, Geo. Hayes and Russell Hayden, will return to town in another of Clarence E. Mulford's roaring stories of high adventure in the Southwestern cattle country, "Bar 20 Justice," which opens next Saturday, September 17, at the Dentonia Theatre. Ginger Rogers, James Stewart in Top Roles of High Comedy, "Vivacious Lady" Co-starring two of the screen's leading favorites, Ginger Rogers and James Stewart, "Vivacioua Lady" offers a brilliant and up-to-date romance to film-goers. It is scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, September 19 and 20, at the Dentonia Theatre. The stormy love affair of a nightclub entertainer and a studious young professor is the theme of this story, the action of which takes place in a sleepy little college town, in whose lignified atmosphere the heroine is astonished to find herself. Amazing Sleuth Finds Thrills in Mystic Jungle That amazing Mr. Moto, the trigger-witted: Saturday Evening Post detective created by J P. Marqnand, faces his most sensational adventure in "Mr. Moto Takes A Chance," new 20th Century-Fox picture opening at the Dentonia Theatre Wednesday only, September 21. Gorgeous Loretta Young Stars With Joel McCrea In Gay "Three Blind Mice" Sparkling, scintillating and gay, with all the vivacity that is BO much a part of gorgeously feminine Loretta Young, "Three Blind Mice," her newest romancing portrayal of a modern American girl, I'hows Thursday and Friday, September 22 and 23, at the Dentonia Theatre as a rousing hit, with Joel McCrea sharing the star honors. IV ® BEERY'S PASSION FOR PLANES RUINS APRONS FOR SCENE Wallace Bcery's passion for airplanes gave tho studio wardrobe deportment an extra job when it was discovered that between scenes of his new picture, "Port of Seven Seas," Friday and Snturday, September 16 and 17, at the Ridgely Theatre, he had sketched a whole series of plane designs on the aprons he was supposed to wear in the next "take". Darrieux, "Mayerllng" Star, In American Film D«bnt With an all star cast in support, under the baton of one of Hollywood's ablest directors and in a story by the authors of Dcanna Durbln's latest hit, Danielle Darrieux sensational French r-creen star makes her expectantly awaited American film debut in "The Rage of Paris," Universal comedy romance, which comes to the Ridgely Theatre on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, September 19, 20 and 21. Bogart Objects to Making Love Before Audience The only thing that keeps Hum-. phrey Bogart from being really successful as a romantic leading man-in his own opinion--is the fact that he dislikes to make love in the presence of a lot of people. He mentioned · -he fact while working in "Men Are Such Fools," Warner Bros, picture Thursday, September 22, at the- Kidgely Theatre. SFAPERl

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