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PDBLISHBI* EVERY SATUBDAY BY MELVIN JOHNSON INCORPORATED BENJAMIN F. JOHNSON. Frmldut end Ttcunnr MABY MELVIN, Tlc^Pretldtot «nd Seentuy. Entand »t the Pwrtofflc* «t Denton. Ud.. u Meond elan null nutter. Saturday Morning, October 15, 1938 DEMOCRATIC TICKET For Congress T. ALAN GOLDSBOROUGH of Caroline County For United States Senate MILLARD E. TYDINGS of Harford County For Governor HERBERT R. O'CONOR of Baltimore City For Comptroller of the Treasury J. MILLARD TAWES of Somerset County For Attorney-General WILLIAM C. WALSH of Allegany County For Clerk 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. GAHEY 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 SMALL BUSINESS IS COMING BACK ASSERTS BABSON "Purely on the law of action and reaction, the day of the little businessman again will dawn," declares Roger W. Babson, economist and author, in the current Rotarian Magazine. "Already various forces arc emerging. If capitalized, these should help to re-establish little businesses along a broadening industrial and commercial front." If Little Business-3-the backbone of the American economic system--is to meet Big Business on equal ground:;, the economist asserts, co-operation among small businessmen te absolutely essential. Mutual groups are already operating for co-operative purchasing, he points out, and such joint efforts should he extended to advertising and to sharing brands with one another. By capitalizing its advantages, * Babson maintains, Little Business can offset such disadvantages as the cost of advertising, difficulty in securing capital, inability to support independent research organizations and laboratories, and purchasing handicaps in obtaining raw materials in small quantities. Little Business has five unusual advantages, he says--namely, "(1) smaller overhead costs--this is fundamental; (2) ability quickly to change --this applies both to policies and to products; (3) less frequent labor troubles--and usually a lower wage rate; (4) management in the hands of owners--this is always an advantage; (5) public sympathy and local co-operation--this is especially valuable to prevent unfavorable legislation." Formation of various permanent organizations to sponsor the interest of Little Business indicates that small businessmen are recognizing their place in the economic system, contends Babson. Similarly there is recognition of the fact every Big Business was once a Little Business. "I expect that we will again enter an era when employers will be honored and encouraged; when labor will be more reasonable; when more men will move back to the soil and more women back to the home," concludes the economist. "Fair play, free markets, conservative thrift, clean politics, and co-operation will again be in the saddle. Then little businessmen will come to their own." thinks that Germany could have won had England and France held to their treaties and gone to war. But Hitler, interpreters close to the situation say, determined upon a great gamble. He knew that France and England dreaded \var,-~and were horrified at the prospect of what a great air attack would do to their cities. He knew that a large segment of their populations agvpfed with the Daladicv-Chiim- bcrlain policy of pcnce-at-any-prico, and that those who wanted to take a stronger line, such as Eden, were appnicntly in the minority. And so he came logically to the conclusion that if he stuck to his demands without compromise, the French and British would talk a great deal, would make threats--but also, when the deadline noared, would capitulate. The great gamble won. The Fuehrer had guessed right. It is of the highest significance that at the final meeting between Hitler, his ally Mussolini, Daladicr and Chamberlain, Germany got pruc- tically everything she demanded--including demands that, a few days earlier, England and France had paid they would not grant. The French and British ministers left Munich after approving a plan that gave to Germany some of the richest parts of Czechoslovakia and left the little republic virtually indefensible from a military point of view. And the next day Hitler, with his confidence at its apex, said that he would support the demandb of Hungary ami Poland for other Czech areas--und there was no important protest. What has been the response to all this? There is one school in this country which praises the French- British concessions. But it is a small school, and the great bulk of commentators and newspapers have been 3itter in their denunciation of what they term a "sell-out" to the dictators that will inevitably breed more serious troubles later on. Washington correspondents say that no one high in our state department believes Hitler's statement that the Sudeten is the last demand he will make in Europe. He has said the same thing before--during the Saar basin controversy, for instance--and has always broken his word. The general expert feeling is that this is just the beginning--that he will let a certain amount of time elapse, and then turn his attention to other desired areas, i?uch as the rich Ukraine, and possibly, Alsace-Lorraine, with its great deposits of coul and iron--two essential materials the Reich almost entirely lacks at present. Even in Europe, there is an influential bloc of opinion that thinks the surrender was dishonorable und suicidal. Russia's able LitvinofF has been cynical in denunciation, and has as much as said that the U.S.S.R. can no longer have any faith in the treaties and agreements of the European democracies. Navy Minister Duff Cooper has resigned from the British cabinet in protest against Chamberlain. There is some responsible comment to the effect that Chamberlain may yet be forced to resign, in favor of Churchill and Eden. Typical French comment came from Leon Blum, ex-premier, who said, "I feel myself divided between cowardly relief and my sense of shame." Almost everyone involved feels this. They did not want war and they are happy it has been averted--but this happiness is greatly temporized by the price that Hitler demanded and received for peace. So for the time being the world is quiet once more. But there are ominous danger signals ahead. Hitler knows that British and French prestige are at their lowest ebb in generations, and that German prestige was never higher, even in the great days of the Hohenzollerns. When a man who controls a great country in which all opposition has been crushed feels that way, anything may happen. ship has been unequal. Any team in cither league taking the .pennant away from New York must get all the breaks and then bo worn down that it is an easy victim for the 10- maining New Yoik outfit in tilt championship clash. The commercializing of busebiill to the extent New York hus practiced it has taken something from tin- game. New York may shout itself hoarse over its commercialized accomplishments, but to the lovers n( the sport siiid accomplishments fall rather flat. Why get all steamed u\i when the ultimate result is a foie- gone conclusion? In plain language, New York is ruining one of the greatest spoils this world has ever known.--Jounuil- Every Evening. WHY PERIOIOC NEW CAll MODELS? Throughout the length and breadth of the land--in small towns as well as in large citict---millions of people arc now examining the new cars of the various automobile companies. This new model period h:is become somewhat of un institution, sis might be expected in a country wharo there is a car for every five person-. Yet often the question is raised, why this industry introduces pciiodic new models. Part of the busines' philosophy back of this custom is obvious, part of it, not so clearly understood by the general public. An analysis of this procedure of the industry was sent iccently by General Motors to employes, pointing out why this custom of the industry is such a vital factor in it; progress. It is quite illuminating. It is easy to grasp, for instance, as pointed out, that this custom is a good guarantee that -tho industry will not go to sleep but will stay youthful and progressive. It is also easy to understand how the new models, offering new and better value, provide an incentive to buy for those who can u'o afford. But this is not the whole story. New models serve the public in another way. About one-third of the automobiles sold each year arc new cars, the other two-thirds arc used cars. Thus the u.=cd-car market is twice as large as the new car market. And here is that part that is not generally grasped. The new car purchases establish a flow of used car? to this large used-car market--cars having thousands of miles of unused transportation, at reduced prices, extending the advantage of ownership to millions of families that could not otherwise participate. It seems logical to conclude, therefore, that the practice of periodic new model 1 ; has b?en an important factor in th» growth and prosperity of this business, and has resulted in a broadening of car ownership in this country and a constant creation of employment. The broadening of car ownership is indicated by the fact that in 1904 there was only one car for every 334 families in *his country, while in 1937, there was better than a car for eight out of 10 families. Seven out of ten cars in the world are owned in the United States. Automotive factory jobs have grown, during this period, from 12,000 in 1904 to 377,000 in 1924 and 517,000 in 1937. and they had a lot of fun. "Working- out the poll tax" was a clubby event. All the poll taxes collected in all the states in earlier years would not provide the cost of highways in !i i-inglu state todny. Official statements show thut a billion dolhirs isn't enough to meet the annual expenditures of -tntc highways. Roiid tuxes been me so heavy a number of jeans ago that the states entered into a bargain with motor cur owners by which n tax of one cent a pallon would be placed on gasoline. The one cent would be spent on the roads. At the same time the bif? produced reduced their pi ices a cent. That substantially, describes tliu beginning. Then throughout the state- the gas taxes went up another cent, and still another, nml more cents a gallon. Meanwhile the price of K:IS was constantly lowered. After n time some states were getting nearly half :is much in taxes as the gasoline man at the service station was getting for the gas. The bargain that the tax money would be used on the roads has not been kept, despite protest; from the taxpayers, and in some instances by the refusal of the Federal Government to continue Federal aid to state an increase of 5 pupil?. The colored high school enrolled 3 more high school pupils and 32 more elomentury pupils than in the preceding September. In per cent of attendance the various schools ranked as follows: High Schools: Pieston Fcduralsburg Caroline Ridgely Greensboro Elementary Schools: Henderson Goldsboio Dentun-Klein. 97.0 95.3 95.1 03.9 90.1 97.2 90.3 9G.3 96. 1 Federiilsburir 95.9 Denton 1'iiiimiy 95.8 Preston 95.5 RidRclv 95.0 Hillsboro 94.5 Amk'i.,oritown i)3.8 Colored Schools: Lockernian lliph School 1)4.8 Elementary Schools: Jonestown 97.2 Green 'boro 9C.5 Ft-doralsburg 9.'!.1 Denlon " 95.8 Kidgcly 93.1 ORPHANS' COURT SLATS' DIARY BY OLIVER N. WARREN The Orphans' Court for Caroline County met in regular session on i hijrhwnys unless tho offending state T"f'ir^ kept faith with the motorist. The extent of the evasion of taxes used for other than road purposes by state governments in 193G was IB per cent, according to latest govcin- mont information. The state gas ta\ revenue received by the 48 states for the year 1937 was $750,930,000. In the "good old poll-tax days" the strong men of the states rolled up their sleeves and did all the road work and it was a swell bargain for the state because road; cost nothing. That ought to be good enough, but is it? Hardly, when it is pointed out that one out of evciy six dollars of highway taxes is used for non-highway purposes. It is called "ovation", but that is rather a delicate name to apply to this form of chiseling. EDITORIAL NOTES EVERYBODY'S BUSINESS It is everybody'.; business to find out what is wrong with thu American business system. There are witch- hunters in Washington listening to the witch hunters in towns, citic.; and the country--all telling us ways to run American business. One cure, pushed hardest, is to have the Federal Government make all the plans and policies, and haw all the industries, workers, and the rest of the country follow the Wash- to Sudctcnland but appealed "solely Business . news remains good in this country. Stock prices have been going up again, following a series of breaks caused by war scares. The annalists look for continued, gradual improvement for the balance of the year at least. All industry, with no major exceptions, seems to be improving. Orders are up and inventories down. Basic industries are operating on accelerated production schedules. So far as anyone knows, the President has no legislative bombshells in mind to present to the next Congress, and this is a highly encouraging factor to business. THAT SO-CALLED WORLD'S SERIES ECONOMIC HIGHLIGHTS World War German song and slogan was "Deutschland Uber Alles." Today, in the opinion of many foreign correspondents, the Third Reich could be more or less justifiably placarded with signs proudly heading "Hitler uber Europa." Six years ago Hitler was generally regarded as a relatively harmless sword wielder who had small chance of getting anywhere with the astounding program laid down in Mein Kampf--the hook he wrote in prison. Today Hitler dominates the continent to perhaps a greater degree than any man since Napoleon, and a remarkable number of the objectives detailed in Mein Kampf have been achieved. Furthermore, Hitler's bloodless attainment of Sudeten Czechoslovakia is certainly one of the greatest triumphs of what might be termed militant diplomacy, in the history of the modern world. No military authority "The superb machine moulded by Col. Jake Ruppert's millions," as a sports writer describes the New York Yankees, made baseball history Sunday bjr_ winning a fourth straight victory over the Chicago Cubs, thus becoming the only team to grab a third consecutive world's championship. It may be that Americans most provincial city will get a thrill from the spectacular success of its American, League entry. However, the conclusion of the series leaves much of the country cold. Of course, baseball enthusiasts arc stirred by sensational playing. They delight in seeing unusual ability displayed. They glory in a team that works to perfection. But even for them, unless they are dyed-in-the- wool Yankee fare, there is a letdown when the result of a contest is a foregone conclusion--and when the championship beyond any possibility of doubt is to go to New York year after year. Professional baseball necessarily is commercialized. It is inevitable when players are bought and sold to the highest bidder. What has detracted from the sport in recent years Ls that the heavy money buying has been in behalf of New York. Thinking of profits more than the sport, the price, whatever the amount, has been paid to corral the best baseball timber in the land and to mould a surefire championship team. Other cities have been unable to meet the competition. From the beginning of the season until its ending, the struggle for league leader- ington charts and blueprints. This method has been followed in the affairs of the railroads--and see what a mess they ai-c in. Colltctivu bargaining, wages, hours, flying, navigation and in other forms of transportation, commerce, monopolies, rules of trade practices, the use of the land, the distribution of r -lief, and hundreds of utliui- important affairs liave been brought under control of the national government. Meanwhile the states and local communities arc gradually conrirjg to function with full force, due to the fact that the states led the procession in surrendering their rights to the increasing authority of centralized government in Washington. There was all kinds of money in Washington, and it wa-j easier to get it from the national treasury than fiom thu taxpayers in the states. But now the states and their taxpayers have discovered that in the processes of evading local taxoi they are like the proverbial fish that jumped out of the frying pan into the fire. of all the controversy, strife and quarreling that has been going on in these recent years about nil these problems the conviction scorns to grow and spread throughout the country that there is too much government in'business and not enough business in government. Through their misfortune-, the American people arc educating themselves, trying to find out ways to help themselves by helping strengthen the American business system, instead of joining in constnnt attacks upon it.--J. E. J. As good an example as any of a dozen severe criticisms of President Roosevelt by reactionary congrcs=ion- al candidates for "interfering" in the "affairs of Europe," was delivered by Richaid J. Lyons, G. 0. P." nominee for the United States Senate in Illinois. Said he, as reported in thu Peoria Star: "The President must i top sending notes to Europe. This is no time to meddle in foreign affairs. Republicans must take a stand as the anti-war party in the United States," etc. Quite evidently, Senator Vandcn- bei-g, Davis ;md nil of the others who "seized upon" this topic, did not bother to read either the President's iden- tic note to the four governments most concerned or that directed exclusively to the Chancellor of Germany. On the day of Candidate Lyon's bombast, thu independent Washington Herald carried on its first page the streamer "Roosevelt Plea Halts War." The first paragraph read: "This Nation's Capital went to bed last night assured that the efforts of its President, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, bad halted the world's march toward war. It was revealed that the President had followed up his second appeal to Chancellor Hitler with a secret mcssngc to Premier Mussolini of Italy," who within two houns was on his way to consult Hitler before convening the memorable conference at Munich. Many eminent Republicans supported President Roosevelt in 193C because of their confidence in his sagacity in foreign affairs and the tendency of'trained observons to envision another world war. In last week's experiences their faith was justified. He not only declined to consider the merits or demerits of Germany's claim and Denni? present. The following business was approved and ordered recorded: Petition and order to withdraw certain amount of money filed in guardianship account of Rosalie Reed, minor. Inventory and appraisement of personal property filed in Henry J. Craven estate. Order to sell granted. Inventory und appraisement of personal property and real estate filed in William E. Sylvester estate. Petition and order to withdraw certain amount of money filed in the matter of Ralph E. Williamson, minor. Petition and order to assign bond and mortgage, administration account and distribution account filed in Robert W. Knotts estate. Inventory and appraisement of personal property and real estate filed in Michael Seaman estate. First and final administration account, distribution account and ro- lease filed in James E. Williamson estate. Inventory and appraisement of personal property and petition and order to transfer t'.tock filed in Ralph B. Thompson estate. Petition und order to withdraw certain amount of money from bank filed in Hattic E. Butloi^estate. Answer fiied in Daniel J. Williams estate. GOLDSBORO The Ladies Aid Society of Goldsboro M. E. Church, South, will have a chicken and oyster supper in the Assembly Hall on Wednesday, October 20, beginning at 5 o'clock. Prices, adults 50c, children 25c. All are wel- cornc. Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Quillcn, Mrs. Esther DeWitt and Mrs. Thos. Gray and daughter, Mary, spent Saturday in Wilmington on a shopping trip. Misses Alice Cordr.iy and Eloise Pritchctt, of Federalsburg, .spent Sunday with the former's grandmother, Mrs. Elbert Saunders. Mrs. Carl Sorsen, who has been pending some time with her father, Mr. J. S. Lupham, has returned to her home in Willmettc, 111. Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Murphy were Sunday guests of Mrs. Belle Riggins and daughter, Miss Grace, of Wilmington. Sunday: I and Jake anil Blisters held a confretits this a. m. after S, S. after konversa- shens and shons about the war in Yurrup dihbided we :ire i orry they n going to ( e none. Bttos we wood (if liked *.(' go over thair help lick Mister Hitler and Misle- Musclcini. Monday: T h i s p. m. Pa writ and printed in t h paper thut A i t l i e r Tailor inkovering "T illness nltho Doctor Jetor- is atetiding him. When ne seen how it li.-lcnod Pa sed if lie ever gets sick nut to give Jeters no chanct to give him no ined- disin or opperashen und etc. Tut d:iy: Jake ha.s g,t a Jiking tooth his Mom :,c-nt him to see the deiitest after school this P. M. The ladie who holds your hcd while tht dentest pulls grinds pounds etc. i ; cl the Dr. are out. Jake set' fine. When will he be not in ugen Jake wants him out when Jake calls he scd. Wednfsday: Blisters went out to the farm to spend the week end last Sunday with some rellatives and hi.s unkul and etc. They wa-- fixing foi him to lide a hoise and ast him did he want a saddle with a horn or not and Blisters; sed he diddent sue he wood need no horn us traffeck diddent seam verry heavy out there. His unkel told it in town and every boddie laft at Bliston, dumness not knowen a saddle horn is to push on when the horse goes to backing up. Thursday: They were a felloe licked his wife pretty bad and the editui sent Pa to report it Pa writ up that she sed -he wood sew for u but hassent got no good fotograft foi the paper. The editur woodent print that purt of the story but I wood of if I was him. Becos I tliot it was the mostest interesting and inturtuncing part of the whole thing. Friday: Well, they i-sent no school tornorro but this is a offie long day and I and the other kids that set near me in arc room is having a mighty hard struggcl to keep fron studdying entil it are over. I all most t h i n k it wood be osier to studdy than not to. Not quite tho. Sutunlay: Me and a r lot of my frends :md etiiiynnct; and etc. wa.-- practeseng ft. ball on the vakent lot and are preacher arivcd by stopt to watch us. Jake kickt the ball ami it hit the minister in the specktakels So I am afiude be wont say in no more sermints that ft. ball is thu gratest game they arc. The way he lookt und diddent say nothing that you could here. And left. ANOTHER GOOD MAN GONE On Friday morning, October 2, at G:30, Mr. Otis M. Hignutt, one of our most beloved citizens and churchmen, passed into the future life at hi- home in Williston, Md., at the age of 82 years. Mr. Hignutt was born at Andor.son- town, Md., in the year I860, the sun of Peter and Martha Ncal Hignutt, farmers of that community. Mr. Hignutt's life, from a boy, wu= marked by sturdint-s,; and devoiiori to duty. At the age of fifteen the family were left fatherless, and tntn young Hignutt had to assume the responsibility of caring for the home. POLL TAXES AND GASOLINE TAXES In view of a movement that has gained momentum in some of the States to revise the poll-tax it mny be interesting to many people to know about this form of taxation that sufficed to, build the roads in early ox-team and horse and wagon days. The first poll-tax was levied in England in 1377 to defray the expenses of the French wur. Fights were on an economy basis. In the United States the early plan obligated each man to work one day a year on the road, or pay a substitute from one to two dollars. Less than fifty years ago groups of friends planned that negotiations be continued until a peaceful settlement is found." He also conveyed a gentle rebuke to European statesmen generally who arc ever eager to embroil this country in their affairs. Said he, in a manner which should have eased the fears and the consciences of even partisan Republican critics: "The government of the United States has no political involvements in Europe and will assume no obligations in the conduct of the present negotiations. Yet in oui- own right wo recognize our responsibilities as a part of a world of neighbors." The expression "in our own right" was said to have been easily understandable in the chancelleries of the old world. But far from being a deterrent to action, the President's reminder of duty was so forceful to great nations unable to draw back from the brink and yet unwilling to go forward, that the very boldness of his inspiration broke the log jam; All within 30 hours of his first action cmd precisely as the parliaments in London and ParL? were listening to the hopeless reports of their premiers. During the last two days of September the State Department at Washington received messages of profound thanks and admiration from the heads of every government in the world. By midnight of September 29 the presidents of each of the 20 Latin-American Republics had expressed to the President their deep gratitude for having saved the! countries from economic dislocation and possible financial ruin. And for thts sort of service to mankind, the full story of which will be told in countless memoirs years UlT J TUT T 1 IT- i 0 | » « H a i U i l l L J T 111 l i l l l U g 101- L i l t I1UIIU', Mi. and Mrs. J. C. Kmnamon at-| wh j cn responsibility he carried faith- tended the anniversary services at " " ' ' . - Bridgetown on Sunday afternoon. Mrs. Virgie Cartwright is spending some time with her son, Dallas Jartwright, and wife, at Preston. Mrs. Mollie Shockley was taken to the Emergency Hospital, at Easton, on Monday for observation. Mw. Virgie Melvin, of Dover, Del., is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Harvey Sbively. CHOPTANK The Ladies Aid of the M. P. Church at Choptank wish to thank each and every one who in any way or manner contributed to the success of our annual oyster supper on the Cth. It was a most congenial gathering and all seemed glad to r-ec each other. The society also wishes to thank Mr. George Ross, our follow townsman, whom we have known since a boy and who owns a summer home in Choptank but spends his winters in Philadelphia, for bringing to our little town twenty-one very con- gcniul men who belong to the boat modelers organization. Our Aid was asked to serve a supper for them on the 8th, which they declared was greatly enjoyed. After the supper we were highly entertained for over an hour with old time song.; and witty sayings. The net proceeds from the two suppers were between eighty and ninety dollars. The November Aid meeting will be held at the home of Mrs. 0. C. Blades. All try to be present. fully, by working on the farm and by fishing in the Choptank river at WillLUon, five miles away, walking that distance to and from his work. Later he began working in a store in Willl-ton, for Mr. T. F. Johnson, on the meagre compensation of a hundred dollars a year and his board. In his early twenties, having save'.! Gome money, he went into business for himself, where at one time he had built up quite an extensive business including both a mercantile and canning business. A marked characteristic in Mr. Hignutt was his religious interest, which was awakened in him early in life. At the uge of seventeen, when the lute Rev. J. A. (Jack) Smith wus pastor at Denton, he professed, saying then that he had resolved to live the clean life, which resolution he kept faithfully until the last hour of his life. Twenty=Five Years Ago Taken From The Journal of 25 Yearn Agu This Week. It is said Mr. Alfred Raughley, thought to be slated for the position of internal revenue collector for Maryland and Delawaic, may become an appraiser of niL'icbandise, with headquarters at llie port of New York, in toad. Senator Wilhinl Saulsbury is in Europe, for :i short time, and it is thought notiiing will be done in the matter until his re-turn. Local bii.sL-biill enthusiasts have all agog t h i b week on account of the ni eat' contests of the c!.amp- inns, striving for supremacy, and hun- dieds wait eagerly about tho phones to learn the progress made by favorites. The young men of Caroline are especially interested, for many of them have a personal acquaintance with Ilerzofj, the renowned third baseman of the Giants, who lives at Ridgcl, und Baker, the wonderful batter of the Athletic.', who also plays t h i i d base. Baker is a Talbot countian, but in his early years as a ball-player visited our county. Mr. and Mrs. H. Franklin Stevens and daughter will soon remove to Wilmington, where Mr. Stevens is en- paged in bu.iness. Numerous friends heieab-.ut will regret their removal f i o m Denton. Mr. and Mrs. Stc-vcns will not dispose of their pleasant home in East Dentpn. Dr. and Mrs. S. A. Stokes and Mr. and Mrs. Wm. E. Scward, of Dorchester, spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. S. P. Shipman, they having made the trip in Mr. Scwurd'is touring car. Mr. William Stevens is spending some time with his daughter and son- in-law, Rev. and Mrs. Z. II. Webster, Mi! ton. Mrs. Richard Porter and her attractive little son, Philip, have been visiting relatives and friends in Caroline. Mrs. C. E. Brown, of Bridgcville, visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. P. Covey, last week. Miss Maud Cannon, of Smithvillc, was Sunday the guest of Miss Edna Shipman. Mr. Ralph Thawlcy, of Rich Neck Farm, Talbot, wa= a visitor here this week. Mrs. F. P. Covey is visiting her cousin, Mrs. Mary Jenkins, at Wyoming. Mr. Purnell Fleetwood, of Virginia, was a vi.sitor here this week. Mr. Russell Jon=, of Baltimore, was in Denton this week. Mrs. M. B. Stephens is visiting friends in Crisficld. At the Rally Day Cervices at the Denton M. E. Sunday School last Sunday there were 220 present and a very- interesting program was rendered, the following scholars taking part: Philip Nuttlc, Mildred Fluharty, Mary Nuttlc, Mary Emily Walls, Roy Otto, Myra Ramsdell, Lillian Kauffman, Bateman Draper, Charles Walls, Harry G. Wcsterficld, Pearl Mitchell, Addic Nuttle, Hugh Ramsdell, Sarah Colona, Earl Otto, Field Ringgohl, Esther KaufTman, Rachel Colomi, Anna May Bullock, Elsie Mitchell, Helen Skirvcn, Virginia Cooper, Janettc Wcstcrficld. A mixed quartette-Misses Gladys Wcstcrficld and Alice Anderson and Messrs. Russell Anderson and Stewart Irwin--and a male quartette--H. E. Otto, N. D. Rickards, Stewart Irwin and Russell Anderson--gave some very enjoyable vocal selections. John Wesley Moore, aged 78 years, a highly esteemed citizen of Eastern and a native of Federalsburg, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Frank A. Shannahan, Easton, at midnight Monday of heart failure. He is survived by two children, Harry Moore, of Atlanta, Ga., and Mrs. Shannahan, with whom he made his home. His remains were taken to Federalsburg Thursday morning for interment. Funeral services were conducted at the grave by Rev. W. E. Gunby, of Gunby Ebenczer Methodist Epicopal Church, Easton, of which he was a member, assisted by Rev. T. E. Terry, of Federalsbuig, his former pastor. While- playing around the kitchen .stove at her home sparks ignited the dress of the five-year-old daughter of Joseph Hickey, Templeville, burning the child to death. One of our oldest citizens, of Marydel, Mr. Daniel Downes, passed to his rewaid on the 8th inst. Nearly all his long life had been spent in this vicinity. And no one among us had more fiicnds than he. His life was a most exemplary one, his moral character above reproach. And his industry, pleasant disposition, affable nature all combined to make him a p'.casant, companionable gentleman. He had nearly all his life been a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. His familiar form will be groatly missed and his influence for good will rest upon all who were favored with his acquaintance. He had lived to be eighty-five years, seven months and two days old. His body will rest in the Tcmplevillc cemetery. The Circuit Court for Caroline County was convened on Monday last, with Judges Adkins and Hopper on the bench, and will likely not conclude its business until some time next week. The grand jury, selected on the pening of the Court, was composed of the following: F. P. Mcdford, foreman; David I. Coleman, Harry H. Moore, George H. Russell, Asa Hughes, Clinton C. Wyatt, Charles W. Hobbs, Francis T. Willoughby, Charles M. Turner, William H. Kraft, William H. Hollis, Charles E. Noble, Albert Andrew, Harry R. Mcrriken, Ira B. Williams, George T. Hobby Jr., Edgar Blanch, Charla? E. Cecil, Geo. W. Morris, James .W Simon, William W. Murphy, Grcenbury Griffith and Madison Towers. The Baltimore Evening Sun of Thursday noted the appointment of Mr. Albert G. Towers, Naval Officer of that port,- to be Public Service Commissioner. The vacancy in that Commission dated from September 15, when Dr. Hcring resigned. SEPTEMBER WEATHER September, 1938, in Maryland and Delaware wa; wet and cool. A prolonged wet period occurred the llth to 21st. Heavy rain resulted in the cast portion of the section on the 20th to 21st from the approach and passage of a hurricane some distance off the coast. Sunshine wno 10 to 15 per cent below normal. In Maryland, 40 stations reporting to date, the mean temperature was 65.8° or 1.7 degrees below normal. Tho highest mean was 70.8° at Solomons und the lowest 57.3° at Mt. Savage Summit. The highest temperature was 92° at Kcedysville on the ·1th and Western Port on the 5th, and the lowest 34° at Oakland on the 25th. The average rainfall, 49 sta- jtions reporting, was 5.70 inches, or 12.54 inches above normal. The greatest monthly amount was 9.72 inches at PrincesTM Anne and the least 1.59 inches at Mt. Savage Summit. The greatest 24-hour amount was 4.00 inches at Princess Anne and Salisbury on the 20th. In Delaware, seven stations reporting, the mean temperature was 07.1°, or 1.0° below normal. The highest monthly mean was 08.2° at Milford and the lowest 05.8° at Wilmington. The highest temperature was 90° at Milford and. Millsboro on the 15th and the lowest 39° at Millsboro on the 2Gth. The average rainfall- was 8.22 inches, or 4.99 inches above normal. The greatest monthly amount was 9.49 inches at Millsboro and the least 7.44 inches at Delaware City. The greatest 24-hour amount was 2.99 inches at Milford on the 20th. SMITHSON hence, the voters must be burdenei with clumsy criticism from an utterly impotent opposition. SCHOOL ATTENDANCE INCREASES Caroline county public schools completed the first month of the school year with a large enrollment and a high average attendance. The total enrollment during September was 34C9 which was an increase of 134 pupil; over the enrollment of the same month in 1937. The greatest gains were in the high schools with an increase of 94 stu- to work their poll taxes the same day, dents; the elementary schools had Don't forget the chicken and ham supper to be held in the club room Tuesday evening, October 18. The public is cordially invited. Supper will be served at 5 p. m. The price is 50 cents for adult? and 25 cents for children. Mrs. Joseph Worm, Miss May Willoughby, Mrs. H. McMahan, Mrs. R. McMahan and Mr. Edward Worm i-pent the week-end with Mr. and Mrs. Carl Sclak, in Reading, Pa. Miss May Willoughby and Miss H. Burns were the guests of Dr. and Mrs. H. B. Plummcr, of Preston, Friday evening. Mrs. King, of Baltimore, has returned home after spending a few lays with Mr. and Mrs. E. Dukes. · -^»-« m RIDGELY Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Hoffman, Mrs. Walter Mitchell and Miss Ellen Hoffman were Baltimore visitors on Frilay. Mr. Will Ewing and Miss Virgie parks visited Dr. Briscoe and fam- ly, in Addison, Pa., last week. His affection for the church was great and abiding. Ho always contributed liberally of his means toward its support and upkeep', and his place in the Sunday School and church was never vacant when it was humanly pos-ible for him to be there. The little church at Williston, where he has for so many long years been so faithful an attendant, will sorely miss hi; presence and influence. In 188C Mr. Hignutt and Miss Effic Linda Andrews, of Enston, Md., were united in marriage, locating then at Williston where they lived the whole of their married life, 52 years, and 10 months. Three children blcvscd that happy union. Mrs. Helen Thawlcy, who now tcsidca at Denton, and Mr. Sherman Hignutt and Mr. 0. G. Hignntt, both of whom now reside at Williston. They have five grandchildren, Mrs. Catherine Thawlcy Simpson, of Harrington, Del.; Mrs. Eloise Thawlcy Johnson, of Baltimore, Md.; Mrs. Frances Hignutt Davics, of Fedevals- burg, Md., and Misses Charlotte and Mary Louise Hignutt, of Williston. They have two great grandchildren, Jennie and Shirley Simpson, of Harrington, Del. All of tho-'c and his faithful and devoted life time companion, Mrs. Higuutt, are left to miss the earthly presence mid companionship of the devoted grandfather and husband, but with the comforting thought of his own manifold greater happiness now that he has entered into that "Life more abundant," looking forward to a happy reunion with him there, when at last they too shall hear the Voice from within say "Come up hither." The funeral service was held at the Williston church which had so long been his church home, interment taking place in the cemetery in Denton, Rov. T. L. Nugent, minister of the Church of Williston, officiating. T. L. NUGENT. 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Bullcr Spreadar, Salad Fork uid 2 T*upoon( -- complete IcroiJ 7 $12.00. L»t u» aiplaln thli eair war to acqulra Snail Starling Sllr»r. JHefC WE CARRY A FULL STOCK OF STIEFF SILVER Copies of the Denton Journal in the early years of its publication arc in demand. Issues for October 1870 are desired especially. Those of earlier dates arc solicited also.--The Journal Printing Office, Denton, Md. tanner Since 1894 JEWELER AND GIFT COUNSELOR "There is no substitute for Experience" EASTON -:- MARYLAND KWSPAPERl

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