Denton Journal from Denton, Maryland on November 19, 1938 · Page 4
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FOBUBBKIf EVERY BATOBDAY BY MELVIN JOHNSON INCORPORATED BENJAMIN F. JOHNSON, Frahtont end Tnunnr MARY MELVIN, Yto-Prttldcnt «nd SeenUrr. Enttnd t tb» Pnrtofflca I eteM nail matter. Donton. Saturday Morning, November 19, 1938 THANKSGIVING DAYS By Karl H.-Wareheira Bright autumn leaves are falling fast; November blasts bestir the air; Brown willows weep beside the brooks That slowly glide from woodlands But sturdy oaks, hemlocks soothe Uneasy musings of the earth, And tell of sleep beneath the snow Till spring shall come again with mirth. Fond families by fireside meet To celebrate Thanksgiving feast. And pattering of children's feet Occurs in homes from west to cast. Sweet scent of mince and pumpkin pic Combined with cake and turkey roast , . Compete with cranberries and fruit To please each happy guest the most. , Old barns with harvest seem to burst; Great woodpiles prove last winters And 'bonded cornstalks in the field Show here and there the golden grain, While noisy glee and olden song Unchecked within the home abide. A' blazing hearth throws out its warmth . . . On families' ever growing circle. That good old time, Thanksgiving Day,-- . ,. What gratitude the name implies, Wliat benefits from God and man Make earth with gladness kiss the skies! Days of thanksgiving have been observed in recognition of special mercies and favors since the earliest times and have been common to almost all nations. We may never know what primitive people of a forgotten age first gave thanks in their crude way for rain after drought, for food after famine, for deliverance from some grave danger or pestilence. The Israelites appear to have been the earliest. It was with rejoicing and solemn ceremony that they observed the Feast of Tabernacles for the bounties of the land and for their deliverance from Egypt. (Duet. 16:13 and I Chron. 16:17.) The ancient Greeks had their feast of Demeter, a nine day feast in honor of the cornfield and the harvests. One day was set for expression of gratitude with the sacrifice of fruit, wine, honey and milk. The Romans heTd a similar har- . vest feast known as the feast of Cer- cealin. Special days have been observed in England after famine or the passing of some peril. For instance, a special day was proclaimed by Oliver Cromwell at the time of the defeat of the Spanish Armada. Other nations would be included and we just mention that history reveals that thanksgiving days and seasons have been observed in China, Japan, Siam, Norway and Canada and kindred festivals seem natural to the human race. The first Thanksgiving held in North America was conducted by an English minister named Wolfall '.». the year 1678, on the shores of Newfoundland. He was with the Frobisher Expedition, which placed the first colonists on these shores. Prayer waf offered, the communion celebrated and a sermon was preached. This was perhaps the first Christian sermon preached and the first celebration of the Holy Communion in North America. While not having any connection with our National Thanksgiving Day, the .fact is significant in showing the epirit of thanksgiving and Christian practice in the earliest origins of our land. Maryland History indicates that "in 1697-98 the southern counties were visited by a severe epidemic or pestilence," the nature of which is not clear. It disappeared and the Governor proclaimed a day of thanks for October 22, 1698. Following a cholera epidemic in Baltimore, November 15, 1832 was set a day of Thanksgiving. No day of general thanksgiving was observed again until in 1842. The National Thanksgiving Day had its origin at Plymouth in 1621 and was repeated often during that and the ensuing century. "When, after the ingathering of the first harvest in a new world, Governor Bradford sent four men out to shoot wild fowl that the infant colony 'might after a more special manner rejoice together 1 he little dreamed to what that act would grow." Washington issued a proclamation for a general thanksgiving by the Continental Army Thursday, December 18, 1777 and again at Valley Forge May 7, 1778. Congress recommended days of thanksgiving during the revolutionary war. Washington appointed u general thanksgiving day in 1789, after the adoption of the constitution and in 1795 he appointed another day as thanksgiving day for the general benefits and welfare of the nation. President Madison issued a proclamation for thanksgiving and peace in 1815. Since 1817 the festival has been observed annually in New York an.l since 1863 every President has issued an annual proclamation appointing the last Thursday of November as Thanksgviing Day. Our thanksgiving day ia not, however, just another national holiday, but unlike the ordinary day of nation- .al celebration its ideas and practices have a religious significance, and that in particular is associated with Christianity, Judaism and the Bible. The official thanksgiving day ir Israel was set by David--"On that day did David first ordain to give thanks unto Jehovah"--I Chron. 16: 7. In this connection, it is recorded that David offered up a Psalm of Thanksgiving (Verses 8 to 16 of the same chapter). It is a great expression of joy and thanksgiving. One commentator on this Psalm suggests that it reveals the elements of the thanksgiving spirit. These may be emphasized. The first is meditation, ·which leads to an appreciation of the Divine benefits and 1 the goodness of life. Beside meditation and apprccia- NF/WSPAPERflRCHiVE® «-.. tion there is the- application. To quote one writer, "The thankful spirit begins with meditation and proceeds t appreciation, but culminates in ap plication." We are to do more than shout, sing and praise; we are to live, and love, and serve. "Make known his doings among the people. Declare his glory among the nations, show forth his salvation from day to day." The observance of thU annual harvest feast has become firmly established in our American life and has a recognized place in the church calendar. The general practices and observance of the day are greatly diversified, including family gatherings, church services, major athletic events, various sports, and entertainment of many kinds. The day is unlike an ordinary holiday, because it has u religious aspect and unlike a Holy day because it is largely a day of national and social celebration. One general question comes to all O f us--for what should we be thankful? This may be asked in most sincere and meditative manner and may also be asked cynically. But, after all, it U important and fair. Our answer may be that we have much for which to give thanks and the blessings of the year are manifold and very evident; or, it may be that we have felt the impact of a hard and difficult year. Someone has written this prayer which possibly gives the true thanksgiving spirit, "I give Thee thnnks for the heavy blows of pain that drive me back from perilous ways into harmony with the laws of my being; for stinging whips of hunger and cola that urge to bitter strivings and glorious achievements; for steepness and roughness of the way and staunch virtues gained by climbing over jagged rocks of hardship and ,;turmbling through dark and pathless sloughs of discournge- ment; for the acid blight of failure all iu^jiif} *··«·» - - - -- -that has burned out of me thought of easy victory and toughened my sinews for fiercer battles and greater triumphs; for mistakes I have made, and the priceless lessons I have learned from them." HUMAN FUTILITY They have found the submerged hulk of the Lusitania deep in the water off Kinsale Head, and divers have gone to the bottom and brought back rusty rivet-heads for proof; and the whole triumphant exploit makes up one of the saddest commentaries imaginable on the state of human af- fains today. Consider the implications of this whole story of the Lusitania. There was, first of all, the ship itr-elf; a marvelous triumph of human intelligence, of human mastery of raw iron and brute force, a floating city, comfortable and luxurious than the best guarantee we can have of world peace. So far a large number of treaties have been concluded, the most important one being that effected with Canada. And a new and potentially more important one still, is about concluded with Britain, and will go into effect, according to .-chedule, the first of next year. Under the terms of these treaties, the great bulk of deals are consummated in cash--dollars, pounds, francs, lire, rubles, or whatever currencies are u.-ed in the nations involved. When you do business with Germany, however, cash is the one thing you can't get. The Reich has next to no foreign credit. Therefore, at Hitler's bidding, Dr. Schaclit of the Reichbnnk put into effect a curious and novel scheme. If you, for instance, are un American manufacturer of typewriters, and accept an order for ten thousand machine,? from Germany, all you get when they are delivered is a credit. You may use this credit within Germany to buy cameras, toys, liquor, or anything else that is produced in German territory, to the value of the typewriters you have sold. If you have a market for such German products, or if ou can find a buyer for your credit, well and good. But otherwise you can't get real money · Today Germany, as this column has pointed out before, is looking move and more to South ^America. Conquest of the Sudetenland has greatly increased German industrial production, and she must find markets. Furthermore, she i- often able and willing to make far better baiter deals than we can make in cash deals. In central Europe Germany has already taken a large part of the great market which once was largely monopolized by the English. She is threatening to do the same thing to us in the Western hemisphere. What will come of thn growing conflict--and make no mistake about its seriousness--cannot yet be forecast. Perhaps we will change our foreign policies somewhat in order to successfully meet German competition. And perhaps still more possible, is the chance that Hitler will tuk; the initiative in resuming trade with this country--the last trade agreement, we had with Germany was can- sion in Palestine, but the little des- ctt state is actually under u native Arab prince who is a direct descendant of Mahomet who is described as being typically romantic and glamor- on--, bearded and handsome. Under his leadership the little desert country is renewing its reputntion fin- hospitality. One may traverse its area from end to end without the slightest molestation. The Arab policeman con- iders it part of his duty to act ar, host to all wayfarers and invariably offers visitors shelter, food and drink. IDLE BILLIONS Bank deposits anil currency in circulation are estimated to aggregate the vast total of $57,700,000,000. This is an unprecedented amount, and it indicates what an enormous expansion of bui inesf and employment can occur when conditions are favorable. A considerable part of this great amount cnn be classed as idle funds, which could be used to finance business expan- ion. With not far from 10,000,000 pco- And, ivhich is most remarkable, the (pie seeking employment, why do not more any palace that Caesar or Pharaoh ever eaw, capable of bridging the Atlantic in less than a week. The mere fact that mankind had reached a point where it could conceive, design, and build such a ship spoke volumes about the development of human intelligence. Next, there was the Lusitania's sinking. A submarine lay in wait in the waters, unseen by its victim, and a man peered through an arrangement of mirrors to draw a bead on a ship which, in actual fact, he could not really see at all--for he was 20 feet under water at the time. A torpedo was- released, it sped through the water some hundreds of yards as accurately as though Death himself perched on its nose as a helmsman, and the Lusitania went to the bottom. There, again, was another marvel of our skill; for a submarine and its torpedo are, between them, supreme evidence of the fiendish cleverness with which we can manipulate inanimate materials. And, lastly, a salvage boat has found the wreck, men have gone down some scores of fathoms to look at it, and in the course of time every compartment will be examined, valuables will be recovered, as Davy Jones' locker itself will be thoroughly and completely rifled. And now think of this: we, the human race as a whole, had the brains, the imagination, and the power to do all these remarkable things; to design and build a marvel like the Lusitania, to strike her down with a weapon almost incredibly ingenious, and to come back two decades later and explore the sunken wreckage--but we have not at any time had the simple good sense and good will to use all this ingenuity and skill to our own advantage! Able to build ships like the Lusitania, we are unable to protect them from our own destructiveness. We can make them, but we can't use them. We devoted quite as much thought and effort to the submarine and its torpedo as to the Lusitania itself. We learned how to equip ourselves for a good life, · and then wrecked our equipment; and today the best thing we can do is send divers to the bottom to have a peek at the wreckage. This Lusitania story will tell future historians all they need to know about us; that we won mastery over everything--but ourselves. celed by Hitler in 1934, and we have done relatively little business with her since. As Business Week also says, there arc three big reasons why Hitler might desire this: (1) Germany needs American buyers to absorb some of the products of the Sud- eten; (2) Germany also needs us to absorb some of the produce of her own internal industries; (3) If the Anglo-U. S. trade agreement docs go into effect, as seems almost certain, this will destroy a valuable export market for Germany, unless adjustments can be made. This drama is well worth watching --it is the sort of thing that determines world prosperity or world depression, as well as peace and war. Whatever happens, it is a colorful and novel chapter in the long history of international commerce. ECONOMIC HIGHLIGHTS If it were a sporting event, the contest now being waged between the United States and Germany in seeping foreign markets, principally in Latin America, could aptly be advertised in this fashion: "Cordell Hull and his Reciprocal Trade Theory vs. Adolph Hitler and his German Barter System--the show of the century." As Business Week puts it, in more sober vein, "The political battle which ended in the Munich truce was fought almost entirely in Europe. IU sequel is a vast trade war that is going to be fought in the Americas." This is primarily a conflict between two philosophies of world trade. Mr. Hull, as his long congressional record shows, is at heart a free trader. He is also a realist, and thus knows that the ideal of free trade is not attainable in the world at present--and in all probability will not be for decades to come, if ever. Therefore, he seeks what he believes is the next best thing--trade agreements between this and other countries designed to promote the freest possible flow of goods with the lowest possible tariff costs. Mr. Hull believes in this not only because he thinks it is good for world commerce--of greater importance, ho feels that strong and amicable corn- country which is just across the Jordan from Palestine and its tragij questions of the Jewish homeland, has not a single Jewish resident. The Brazilian Government has offered to the American Red Cro^s 1,000,000 pounds of coffee for "aid and comfort" to Spanish civilians. The Ameiicnn Red Cross hai; accepted. The Maritime Commission has agreed to carry the coffee over to Havre, from which point it will be sent overland for distribution behind both the Insurgent and the Loyalist lines. The Red Croste has arranged to help in sanitation as well as in food for the destitute on both sides in Spain. 25,000 cukes of soap have been shipped al ; o for distribution to Spanish civilians. It is said by officials that a skin disease was spreading through civilian area* because of lack of soap. "Macedonia", it has been said, "is not a country, it is n disease of the Balkans." Bulgaria, Greece, and Servia went into war with Turkey in 1912 in hopes that if victorious (as they expected to be) each would grab a part of Macedonia for themselves. Macedonia was then a part of Turkey. The great country it had been reached the peak of its power under its great leaders, Philip am Alexander, but its leadership was at an end by 1G2 B. C. It became a Roman province in 14G B. C. Since then it has been attached to Turkey, to Hungary, to whatever country was uppermost in that part of the world In speaking of Macedonia uftcr the Congrcs-- of Vienna Wells, in his Outline of History, speaks of it a a patchwork of villages and districts held together by patriotic tradition After the World War when bound arics were being redrawn Macedonia hoped for autonomy, failing that t be annexed to Bulgaria. They saw 7ieither hope fulfilled. Today, how ever, in the redistricting taking plac in central Europe, Bulgaria L; de manding a return of some of the ter ritory lost in the World War. Thi means a revision of the present Mace donia along with that of much of th districted and many times redistrict ed area of mid-Europe. A TWO-EDGED SWORD EDITORIAL NOTES Stock assumptions had been discarded by political observers, in extracting the real significance of the 1938 election!-. Weeks ago, for example, the chief of the Washington bureau of the Boston Christian Science Monitor expressed that general view in this dispatch to his paper: "There will not be held a clear- cut referendum on the New Deal... The elections will be a composite of hundreds of individual contests in which local issues and countless irrelevant factors play a dominant part." Much as the friends of the President desired the New Deal as 1 a dominating factor, it was so only in certain sections, almost exclusively in his home state of New York. There the tremendous majorities of Senator Robert F. Wagner and Representative M. Mead for the two Empire senatorships testify to the undimin- ishcd popularity of the Roosevelt policies. Both have worked in Congress throughout five and a half yea.-s in securing the enactment of progrea-- ive economic and social legislation, much of which bears their names. In California, where during six years registrations of voters have changed from a Republican majority of 500,000 to a Democratic majority of more than 800,000, also in IllinoL and elsewhere, the Roosevelt programs f ir recovery and reform were so popular as to defy effort; of the opposition to drag in extraneous subjects. But the Republicans pretend t'n-it they were favorable to most of the objectives 1 of the New Deal. In the East, particularly in New England, G. 0. P. gubernatorial and senatorial candidates devoted more time to cultivating proponents of much larger pensions. In most of the states public attention was centered on a multitude of proposed state con. 'titutional amendments. Those arousing most bitter controversy, as adversely affecting ownership of water power and the rights of labor, were submitted by Republican controlled convention-. As intense were local situations of u purely political nature, paramount in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Oregon. It is unvarying rule that n dominant party sufficiently strong to win an off-year contest by even a comfortable margin is always strong enough to win the next national election. To have won both off-year election?, in 1934 and 1938, is the unprecedented accomplishment of the Roosevelt Administration, which is as strongly entrenched as ever both in the Congress and in the hearts of the American people. "Roll Jordan, roll!" Do you Tcmcm- ber that rollicking spiritual? The Jordan of that chorus wa; a mystic one, the Jordan as it rolls between its rushes and willows today performs a very practical service. It is part of the boundary between Palestine and Trans-Jordan. Trans-Jordan is about as large as the State of Indiana and it is pictured as being calm, peaceful, hospitable, while Palestine on the westward side of the historic river is a riotous puzzle, presenting day by day its changeful tragedy. Trans-Jordan is supposed to be under the adminis- mcrcinl tics between great powers isUration of the British High Comniin- The railroad unions have won sweeping decision in the wage cu case. ' But thl; does not mean they ca ignore the increasing critical positio of the railrouds. It should impress o intelligent labor leaders and work men that their own jobs become dail more insecure as the railroad indu; try is driven toward bne wall. Raiload men don't switch easily t other occupations. They have senior ity rights and pensions wnich, if th company granting them goeu brok' are wiped out, and age prevents th men from regaining them on th same basis. It has been said that trucks an busses could take over railroad trait portation activity. Without arguin the question, where would that leav railroad workers? A large proportio of the railroad men could not get wor on busses and trucks because they ar not trained in that field, nor woul they get the pay they now receive. AJ railroad purchases are cut, a business suffers, and this in turn i immediately reflected back in less an less railroad hauling, employmen and spending. It doesn't take much intelligence I see that the present sweeping wag victory is a two-edged sword that ca cut both ways. It has imposed a tre nicndous obligation on railroad labo to cooperate in some manner to ih the railroads meet this present 'em ergency and evolve a practical pro gram for the future. No railroad worker should feel tha his cooperation is essential to hel railroad management alone. His co operation is needed primarily to sav his own job, his own righto built u in his own industry and his own old age security. The railroad situation today probably the outstanding example o a crisis where cooperation betwee management and workers is indispeu sable to save the jobs and invest mcnts of each. DENTON EMPLOYEES TO SHARE $2,000.000 CONTRIBUTION* Twenty=Five Years Ago Taken From The Journal of 2S Yearn Alto Thll Week. the owners of these great sums get busy, ami borrow money and use it to nance good projects? The desire to nnke money is ju t as keen us it ever People arc not sitting on any lie money just because they are in- olcnt and do not want to work. The answer seems to be that pco- Ic; art- failing to set this money to ork because of their fears of the tviness future. It is well that they nvc some caution, because many who re not fearful go into unwise spec- lations and lose their money. Some will say business people aro oo timid, and that if they ever ex- cct to make money, they must ex- ject to take some rij ks. That may hi- rue in many cases, for it often hap- icns that people miss wonderful hunces to make money because of heir over caution. Others will say that they fear the exes that will have to be laid to pay he great debts which the government, i tutes, and cities arc incurring, ir that they think the government is nterfcrine too much with private jusiness. Whether such fears are well founded or not, it is desirable that business should be encouraged. Jui-iness has to earn ;t profit before abor is employed. The chances of letting some profit have to be fairly ;ood, before pepolc are inclined to take serious business risks. TWO-HANDED DRIVING Why is it that mor.t automobile drivers feel that steering is so simple that two hands aren't necessary to do the work? We are all apt to take our hands off of the wheel to point to some spot, we lean back and i-Iam car doors while a car is traveling, and there are many drivers who eat with one hand while they steer with the other. This custom would be perfectly harmless if emergencies did not arise where two hand; were necessary to insure safety. Steering is made so easy on modern cars that it is possible to steer with one finger, but this is not enough when you come to a hole or bump in the pavement or i-uddcn obstacles that need quick action for brakes. A sudden turn needs a two-handed driver. You may be successful for years and not be faced with an acute situation where one- handed driving lands you in a hospital, but there are few drivers who haven't found circumstance;' arising where two hands clamped to the wheel kept them out of the hospital. ,_^^^^ a _^B^B^^^, , . RIDGELY Recent purchasers of Ford automobiles here are O. F. Smith, L. B. Towers, T. P. Fisher and Albert De- Fortl. There was a considerable snow fall in Western Maryland on Sunday. A high wind accompanied the snow and wires were prostrated in all directions. On Wodno! day evening, November 5th, nt the Burrsville parsonage, a very pretty wedding was solemnized by Rev. Melvin E. Wheatk-y, the contracting parties being Miss Gcorgic Seeders and Mr. Harold Outten. The bride was dressed in a gown of crepe de chine with white satin and laca. ML-s Helen Ross and Alva Obier, both intimate friends of the bride and groom, were bhe only attendants. Mr. and Mrs. Outten will reside on a farm near Greenwood. Thsir many friends wish them much happinea-'. Miss Helen Elizabeth Chaffinch, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Pratt Chaffinch, and Harry Staats Nevius, of Trappe, were married at Ebcnezer Methodist Episcopal Church at Easlon on Friday of last week by Rev. W. E. Gunby. Miss A. Louise Chaffinch was maid of honor. Simon A. Nevius was best man. The Ui.hors were Lawrence II. Chaffinch, William L. Hull, Alfred B. Mason and Arthur F. Grace. Miss Caroline Wilson, daughter of the late Alfred Wilson, who for some years resided in Tuckahoe Neck, has purchased the Elaine farm, on Dover road, not far from Easton. The farm is a small one, containing only fifteen acres. Miss Wilson is a lecturer for the Just Government League, an organization seeking to promote Woman's suffrage. Mrs. William Chambers on Monday returned from the Maryland Univer- with his left hand clutching his soft hat over the wound, in an apparent effort to stanch the flow of blood. The gun, with a shell discharged, was lying several yards behind him. The dog must have perched upon his master's back and kept lonely vigil through the night. The animal resisted all efforts to remove him from his watch and snapped viciou-ly at those who dragged him away. Mr. Thomas Anthony, aged about 50 years, who had been employed by Mr. Bradford Morris, who lives on one of the Richardson farms, in young men and ask what can be done to make a place for them. Youth comes to the world eager and ambitious, but if the world says it ha; no work for them, you can't wonder if youth sometimes does undesirable things The boys should never get discouraged and quit looking for jobs. Many of them are finding work, just by dogged persistence, and sticking to it. The business world is still looking for bright and energetic young men. Boys should take any kind of work that is offered, if they are able Tuckahoe Neck, died very suddenly j to do it, even if it Ln't the kind of thing they want and have been pre- at the Clement Drake farm on Tuesday last. His remain; were brought to Denton Tuesday evening and were viewed by Justice Hignutt, who did not deem an inquest necessary. Dr. Fisher stated that Mr. Anthony's death was caused by heart disease. Mrs. Anthony, the widow, survives. Miss Hcnnic Dukes, 72 years old, died at her home in Ccntrcville on Sunday, after three weeks illness. She was a daughter of the late Alfred W. Dukes, of Caroline County, but had lived in Centreville for a number of years. She is survived by one sister, Miss Emily Dukes, of Ridgely. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at the M. E. Church, Centreville, and burial was in Chestertown cemetery. A Wilmington dispatch Saturday last said "Samuel Grecnbaum, a Wilmington merchant, went to Goldsboro, Md., today and identified a horse and carriage stolen from him here several days ago. The horse was in an exhausted condition. It had apparently been driven the entire distance, C5 miles, without stopping. Shortly before the team was found, lihrec young men, strangers in Goldsboro, made purchases at a store and disappeared." paring for. Mrs. John Thomas attended the funeral of her brother-in-law in Chestertown on Thursday of last week. Miss Bessie Spafford will conduct a re-upholitenng- school at Ridgely Reformed Church next Tuesday. Mrs. Ella Swann and Mrs. Norman Wilson visited Tuesday with Mrs. Joseph Carroll, in Denton. Mrs. Herbert Hammond entertained on Saturday her sister, Mrs. Porter, of Chestertown. Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Mitchell and sister, Miss Edna Detwiler, visited in Cambridge on Sunday. Miss Grace Smith recently entertained her brother, Mr. Howard Smith, of Wilmington. Senator Wilmer Fell Davis, of Federalsburg, was in town on Wednesday of last week. Mr. and Mrs. Allen Temple visited on Saturday with Mr. and Mrs. Adams, in Lewes. Mrs. Paul Hemmons, of Centreville, visited on Thursday with Mrs. J. W. Mitchell, here. Miss Margaret Saulsbury entertained at cards on Thursday evening of last week. Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Kenton, of Greensboro, were callers in Ridgely on Saturday. . Miss Maud Sleek is out again after an illness with grippe and ton- silitis. Mr. Hiram Guessford visited his daughter, in Cambridge, on Sunday. Mrs. Coursey Hemmons spent the later part of last week in Wilmington. Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Brown, of Allentown, visited here on Saturday. Mrs. Fred Koeneman was in Wilmington on Friday of last week. Mrs. Charles Sparks has gone to Greensboro to spend the winter. Mrs. Tom Temple visited Friday with her son, Paul, in Easton. Mrs. Walter Mitchell was in Easton last Tuesday. The Anderson to wn-Hobbs Employees in the Denton, Mary land, plant of the Standard Oil Coin pany of New Jersey were informc today thnt they were to receive thei shave of approximately ?2,000,00 that the Company is making as a additional contribution to increase th balances which the employees hav to their credit in the annuity an thrift plan. The two million contribution wi! result in every employee receiving a credit of $25, whether he is a participant in the Thrift Plan or not. Participants will receive an additional sum equal to 12 r /« of the regular employee and Company contributions during the twelve months ending October 31st. Under the provisions of the Employees Thrift Plan the worker can authorize his company to withhold not less than U'/r nor more than out of his pay envelope to go into the Fund. The employing company adds to this payment an amount equivalent to the first 3'/r of the employee's contribution and BOc more for each dollar above the 3'/ r minimum. The management has made it clear ever since the Fund was first set up that while the Company was under no obligation to do so, it hoped to make an extra sum available when business conditions, earnings, cash position, and other factors justified it in doing so. During the first three years of the Plan, special additions have been mode amounting to nearly $8,600,000. all the county new». Homemakers Club met in the church house October 20, with seventeen members and several visitors present. The meeting, presided over by the president, was opened with singing song" to be used at the Rally. The secretary read the minutes of the previous meeting, which were approved. Most of the members thought to bring their canned fruit for the Children's Home at Easton. A motion was carried to pay ?5 from the treasury as Tag Day money, to be sent to the County Health Board. The "foot of pennies" cards were passed to members and when collected later the money will be given to buy book* for clubs. Then came Miss Spafford's part in the meeting. She talked about the County Rally for Nov. 1st and announced that Miss Kellar, State Home Demonstration agent, would be present and tell about her second trip to Europe in 1937, and told too about the tour in the afternoon of Rally Day the clubs of the county would make to some old hornets in the county. She announced the coat school for Nov. 2-4-9, also meat canning school. Miss Spafford gave a demonstration on the "Art of Make Up", after which the hostesses, Mrs. At- kini?on and Mrs. Olivia Lord, served delicious refreshments. Subscribe for the Jonxntl and get eity hospital, Baltimore, where she submitted to a surgical operation. Mrs. Jonathan Evitts has closed her Denton home and has gone to We;t Hoboken with her daughter, Mrs, Charles G. Griffin. Mr. and Mrs. E. T. Richard and Miss Pearl Cooper, of Templeville, have been visiting Wilmington friends. Mrs. C. E. Brown, of Bridgeville, has been spending some time with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. P. Covey. Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Willis, of Wilmington, cpent Sunday at the home of their parents, in Greensboro. Mrs. T. Pliny Fisher submitted to a surgical operation by Dr. Janney in Baltimore Wednesday. Miss Ethel Irwin has returned home after spending three weeks with friends in Baltimore. Mrs. J. yirgil Moore and little daughter, Kathleen, are visiting Seaford relatives. Just after passenger tcain No. 109, from Love Point to Lewes, had passed Tuckahoe Station on Tuesday evening last, three coaches were derailed, and before the train could be stopped the coaches had bumped along on the ties for nearly a hundred yards and then turned over, and the damage done was heavy. Fortunately no one was seriously hurt, alhtough not all escaped without bruises. Mrs. Walter McClements, of Greensboro, was so badly shaken up that she suffered severely from nervousness after the accident; Mr. Mosic Schwab, a Baltimore salesman, suffered injury, us did also Conductor Clifton and Bag- gagemaster Leaverton. All the passengers (there was a considerable number of them) were jolted as they never were before, and there was almost panic for a time until the ladies who had suffered most, were assisted from the prostrate train. Supervisor John T. Porter, with a large number of workmen, worked nearly all sight in building a temporary track by the side of the wrecked cars, so that there might not be delay in the traffic the next day. Just what caused the accident could not be definitely told by any one. It was thought possible that the spreading of the rails--a source of trouble on many roads--might have occurred. Another theory was that something might have fallen from the tender. The damage to the cars and the track-, was quite heavy, involving a loss of several thousand dollars. Summoned to Denton depot Drs. Fisher and George were on hand when the passengers from the wrecked train reached Denton, Dr. Nichols having gone to the scene of the wreck. The physicians thought the passengers very lucky to escape real injury in rsuch an accident. There being a train available on each side of the wreck there was not much delay in sending the passengers on their way, whether east or we3t bound. This portion of Maryland was visited last Sunday by a wind of steady and increasing power for some hours, bringing heavy, rolling clouds and much rain. While it did not produce the damage that the storm a few weeks* ago did, the tide was very high all along these waters. The temporary bridge at this place wus very little above the water. Mr. Charles dough, of near Busic, was found dead in a woods near his home on Tuesday morning. A cono- ner's jury rendered a verdict of death from a gun ishot, self-inflicted. Funeral services were held Thursday morning at Busic Church, and interment was made in the cemetery there. He is survived by a wife and four small children. On Monday afternoon Mr. Clough took his gun, and went into the woods near his home. HLs wife, when she kissed him good- by, was the last person known to have seen him alive. While on his way from school Andrew Clough, the 7-year-old son of the victim, saw his father's dog among the trees. He did not call but hurried on Home, where he found hiu mother worrying because her husband hud not returned. All during the night Mrs. Clough waited anxiously for his coming. As the night wore on rihe became hysterical. In the morning her son Andrew led her to the spot where he had seen the dog. There ehe found her husband's body lying face down, SLATS' DIARY BY OLIVER N. WARREN Sunday: Pa sed he could not go to S. S. and church this a. m. becos of he gotta go to a meeting of th partio committy to help carry the eleckshen. Ma sa he wooddent ever get to H e a v e n thataway Pa replide sed Wei Mebby not b u t they are a buncl he wants to hel] get to the oth»; p l a c e . Whereve that are witch dont no. Monday: T h i editur sent Pa t see a Dr. and as him to do some advertizing of hi profeshen and etc in the noosepaper Pa arrived back to,the.offis sed th Dr. dickelined becos of he sed i unethickel. The editur sed he gues the Dr. were right but he has not ised he advertises hewy in the sem etery. I wander what the editur ment Tuesday: As us kids was a going home from school a man in a ott stopt ost us how far is it to th next towrh Jake up and replide an sed Well mister it seems fart hern i is but it issent. Then the man jus drove ahed and I dont think he go the information he ast for. Eney how he diddent thank us or hand no bod die a dime. I thot it would of been a esey to tell him mebby get lOc Plitencss off en pays Ma says. An dont cost nothing. Wednesday: The teecher ast th class if they fe such a thing as word that hassent got no meaning an what is they if so. I anserd Yes th name of a pitcher show. She se that waseent the corect anser but P; laft and sed it are a pritty good when I told him about it. Thursday: A book agt. called a are house this p. m. and Ant Emmy hot a book that tells how to cur common alements like all the fambl gets at 1 time or a nother. Unke Hen sed Look in it and see if they are a remmedy to cure 1 of being a sucker Ant Emmy lookt like sh issent the kind that can take it. A she skowled and told him to mind his own busyness. Friday: Jane and Elsy baked a cake at Janes house and called I am Blisters in to eat a peace of same It were sweet and we et it but did dent want no more and told them they must of put sand in it The; sed Well the ressipea says put in 3 whole egga and mebby they didden get the shells beet up fine enough Now I and Blisters dout if we wil marrie them. Saturday: It griefs me to rite i but this fall has so far been a com pleet faleyer. We 'have had sevra weak ends serv.e school started aru not enough ice to even think of the old skates. But it are to cold to go fishing tho. On top of all that are schools ft. ball teem iasent no good I don't see no thing in life worth liv ing for xcept mebby Jane. And she puts egg shells in her cakes. I got a noshen to hang my self. But they issent no rush about it. PUBLIC SALE OF VALUABLE REAL ESTATE Under and by virtue of competent authority, I, the undersigned, will offer and expose at public sale in front of the Court Hou-:c Door in the town of Denton, Maryland, on Tuesday, December 13,1938 between the hours of 2 and 4 o'clock, p. m., the following described property-- No. 1. ALL those two lots or parcels of land situate, lying and being in the Third Election District of Caroline County, State of Maryland, on. the west side of the Denton-Williston County road or Fifth Avenue Extend- d, BEGINNING at B point 200 feet outh of Fountain Avenue, 10 feet west of isaid Denton-Williston County oad, and at the corner of lands be- onging to Sallie E. Trazzare and uns south 100 feet parallel with said road; thence runs west 200 feet to a 5-foot alley; thence runs north 100 cet to lands belonging to Sallie A. Trazzare; thence with the same 200 'eet to the place of beginning, con- aining about SEVEN PERCHES of and more or less, being Lots Nos. 6 and 7 on plat known as Towers and Redden Land, which said plat is duly of record in Liber T.L.D., No. 69. p olio 673, one of the Land Record Jooks for Caroline County. IMPROVEMENTS: Large dwelling equipped with water and electric ights, garage and barn in good condition. No. 2. ALL that lot, piece or parcel of land situate, lying and being in the Third Election District of Caroline County and described as _folIOWR: Beginning for the outlines thereof at the northeast intersection of Maple and Sunnyside Avenues; thence with said Maple Avenue and in a northerly direction a distance of 200 feet; thence at right angles with said Maple Avenue and in an easterly direction a distance of 165 feet to a 15-foot alley; thence with said alley and in a southerly direction a distance of 200 feet to Sunnyside Avenue, thence with Sunnyside Avenue and in a westerly direction a distance of 165 feet to the place of beginning, said lots being Nos. 35, 36, 37 and 38 on the plat above referred to. No. 3. ALL that piece or parcel of land situate, lying and being in the Third Election District of Caroline County, State of Maryland, and described as follows: BEGINNING YOUTH AND IDLENESS What is the effect of idleness on boys and young men when they can't get a job? One Boys' club official refers to a tendency on the part of many boys to become lazy, to lack initiative, and to accept the situation, hoping for a change rather than looking for a job. A prominent charity organization official remarks that there has been a breakdown in the character and backbone of youth. Such conditions are about what might be expected when boys and young men try to get work and find there is none to be had. Many families avoid such difficulties for their boys by keeping them in schools and colleges, where their time is well occupied, and they are getting a better preparation for life. What shall a family do when its boys finish school, if there is no job and not money enough to send them to college or technical school? The CCC has made a way for many of these fellows, but it can't solve all these problems. Young Men's Christian Associations, Boys' club*, etc., have done wonders for such boys, but the country must think hard over its ^idle at a point on the west side of Maple Avenue a distance of 50 feet north of Sunnyside Avenue; thence with Maple Avenue in a northerly direction a distance of 100 feet to Lot No. 65; thence at. right angles with said Maple Avenue and in a westerly direction a distance of 160 feet to the Carter land; thence with Carter land in a southerly direction and parallel with Maple Avenue a distance of 100 feet to Lot No. 68; thence with Lot No. 68 in an easterly direction a distance of 160 feet to the place of beginning, being Lots Nos. 66 and 67 on the plat above referred to. ALL the above land being the eame land devised to Carrie Deen by the Last Will and Testament of William H. Deen, which said Will is duly of record among the Will Record Books for Caroline County, and being also the same land devised to Elbert Deen by the Last Will and Testament of Carrie Deen, which said Will fe duly of record in Liber J. H. C., No. 13, folio 90, one of the Will Record Books for Caroline County. TERMS OF SALE One-third cash on day of sale, balance in two equal installments of three and six months, respectively, deferred payments to bear interest from date of eale, and to be secured to the satisfaction of the undersigned. W. BREWSTER DEEN, Attorney. James Temple, Auctioneer. PUBLIC SALE OF VALUABLE PERSONAL PROPERTY Having accepted a position, I will discontinue farming and .will on MONDAY, NOV. 28, 1938 commencing at 10 o'clock sharp, sell at public eale where I now reside, on the John Horsey farm, on the Stone Road from Denton Bridge to New Bridge, my entire lot of personal property as follows: LIVE STOCK One pair mules, weighing 1,100 Ibs., 13 years old, well mated in every respect, an excellent, team; 1 roan mare, 11 years old, been bred, good arood mare, good in all harness; 1 bay mare, good all around; 1 6- months-old mule colt, 6 milch cows, ranging in age from 6 to 2H yean. An accredited herd, all good milkers and should be fresh at the pail from January 1 to February 10. These cows will be recommended just as they are when sold. 3 heifers, 2 years old; 3 heifens, 1 year old. 3 of these heifers will be fresh for late winter milkers. 1 brood sow, with 7 pigs, 8 weeks old. These are especially fine pigs. FARMING IMPLEMENTS One 10-20 McCormick - Deering tractor, plows and disc, Ideal manure spreader, Deering binder, Deering mower, John Deere corn planter, 2 iding cultivators, No. 20 Oliver rid- ng plow, No. 40 Oliver walking plow, No. 19 Oliver walking plow, 1 1-horse plow, 3-section spring tooth, land oiler, walking cultivators, farm wag- n, hay rake, disc marker, 4, 2 and 3- mrse trees, chain harness, double reins, bridles and collars, hoes, forks ind shovels, and many small things ot mentioned. This sale will take place on the ate and hour mentioned. I will sell rain or shine. It will be worth your while to look this stock over before fie day of sale. TERMS--Cash ROBERT NEIGHBORS, Owner. A. Beck, Clerk ames Temple, Auct. ,,. NEWSPAPER flRCHJVE

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