Denton Journal from Denton, Maryland on December 3, 1938 · Page 2
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Denton Journal from Denton, Maryland · Page 2

Denton, Maryland
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Saturday, December 3, 1938
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The Maryland Merry-Go-Round By DREW PEARSON Maryland horse-racing interests are on the lookout for an effective lobbyist to protect them at Annapolis when the legislature convenes in January. It's a foregone conclusion that attempts will be made to lengthen the racing season, to increase state taxes on the industry, and to legalize dog racing, all of which would prove disastrous to the turf income. Dog racing is the real threat. A lobby of Baltimorenns has nlroady been formed to get it legalized. ThL- was defeated two years ago in the House of Delegates by a single vote. The horse racing crowd would like to have another "Cy" Cummingsaj its lobbyist. "Cy", who was president of Laurel Park track up until hi, d-ath last year, was the one man who could get things done at Annapolis. He literally held the legislature in the palm of his hand. His bulky frame could always be seen hovering over a law maker in a corridor of the state house while the legislature was in session. "Cy" asked favors and he returned them. Always he would see to it that each legislator had sufficient turf passes for himself and his friends. Since his death, the tracks have clamped down on free tickets, alienating both the press and the law makers. The politicians have alway.- used the Annie Oakleys to butter up their constituents. But those days arc The fin-t was his boycott of the mooting of Maryland liberals at Rockvillc. The meeting was addressed by the Solicitor General of the United States, and was attended by liberal leaders from all corners of Maryland, but it was not attended by the boys of the Brooke Lee political machine. Reason for this wa_; that Lee had passed the word down the line, in advance of the meeting, that the boys should stay away. It was the typical reaction of intrenched organization against insurance. The second boss gesture was Lee's entry into the elections of the United Democratic Women's Clubs, held November 28. In Maryland, male politico; usually keep clear of women's politics, but in this case Lee was irked at one of the candidates and determined to make his influence felt. Candidate Marguerite Fischer of Bethesda had crossed Lee by running as delegate to the legislature. Therefore, Lee came into the feminine councils and urged the election of counter-candidate Mrs. Ralph A. Wells of Silver Springs. Mrs. Fischer was one of the orginal members of the O'Conor for Governor Club in Montgomery county. She supported ' im strongly throughout the campaign. James Cumminge, Jr., of Chevy j Mrs. Wells was formerly an inde- Chase, Md., who is a son-in-law of pendent--so independent, in fact, that Sen. Pat Harrison and nephew of the she voted as a Democrat though her late Cy Cummings, and Matt Wynn | husband was a Republican. But k-he well known sports figure. | has a son of Annapolis age, and Remote Control I Brooke Lee, if he saw fit, could help The score or so applicants for state [with an Academy appointment. In National Emergency Council director | latter days, Mrs. Wells has been might as well quit lobbying for the!clinging to "the organization." job. It wouldn't be filled for the pres-' Lee's bossism, though completely typical, is often on the enlightened side. He is capable of using his strat- egems for a noble cause. This is why Lee'u friends believe he may throw his support, in time, to the liberal cause in Maryland which he now distrusts. Rockville Reverberations The interest created by the liberal movement in Maryland is not limited to Maryland. A report of the recent meeting in Rockville, addressed by Solicitor General Robert Jackron, has been circulated across the country through the syndicated column of political commentator Raymond Clapr per. gone, and the result is a general peeve. Contrary to popular belief, Maryland tracks aren't the gold mines they are cracked up to be. Several 1 t heavily this past season, including Laurel. The New York financial interests that control Laurel are reported planning to sell their 51 per cent to Alfred Gwynne "Vanderbilt, the young millionaire sportsman, who has made Maryland his home. This ie one reason that the Laurel track presidency hasn't been filled since Cummings' death. But with the election over, an incumbent will be found shortly. Track owners have found it good policy to appoint presidents friendly with the chief executive. Suggested for the presidency aie own authoiity and attempted to run the olfice of Cliief of Police nt tne jiirac time. Guitheisbuigcis recall incident,; in the coloiful piiht when listic encounters occuncd between the pei- sonnel of the Police Chief's office and the Sheiiff's oflice, as well as between prisoneis and member- of the iff's oflice. Boss Lee The poi trait of a political czar has lineaments familiar to every state and county. In the national Texas would rccoznizc the featuies of a Tammany boss, and 0logon would recognize a c/.nr of Maiylaml. Brooke Lee dominate; fie political machine of only a small pa it of a small state, but his political behavior confoims to the pattern of boss behavior anywhere. Two things that Brooke Lee of Montgomery county has done in the past few flays reveal him as true to type. MONEY-SAVING HINTS ON HOME HEATING by JOHN BARCLAY, Heating Expert Building A Furnace Fire ent i Maryland work has been directed from the Washington office and, according to NEC Director Lowell Mellett, the system has proved satisfactory. Worse yet, there are no funds available to pay a state director. He Got The Works Frederick is rot the only Maryland city where a shake-up is impending in the local Housing Authority. Same is tme of Annapolis, where Mayor L. N. Phipps is irked by the Housers drawing fat pay before there is any work to do. Phipps is especially sore at J. William Graham, who is using his Housing job--"Clerk of the Works"--as a political springboard*. Phipps has scrupulously avoided publicity on this issue, but his intimates forecast that he plans a shake-up. The odd fact in the Graham case is that he voted himself into office. As a City Councilman, he voted for establishment of the Annapolis Housing Authority--the first to be established in the State of Maryland. Then, with support of other Councilmen, he appointed himself as Cleik of the Works. The salary of this and four other jobs was not disclosed even to the Mayor, but it is understood to be ?200 a month. C. O. P. Plummer It now appears that the man who engaged in the fisticuffs with Lawson King a week after the election u going over on the side of law. Clay Plummer is slated to be the next Chief of Police for Montgomery county. This is a job to which he is already well accustomed. Some 12 years ago, when he was sheriff, he expanded his Clapper, writing in the Scripps- Howard papers, described Jackson's statement as "clear and packed with common seit.e". We quote from Clapper's comment: "Mr. Jackson said that real liberals are branded by extreme leftwingcis as conservatives. He accepted the label, on the ground that 'the liberal movement in America today is simply an intelligent and realistic conservatism*. Real liberalism, he emphasized, stands for a system of honest capitalism, free from abuses, and subject to the qualification that the interests of man and of society come first. 'We have tried to preserve private enterprise by destroying the abuses which prey upon it,' Jackson said. "Liberals by hard fighting establish reforms which are then accepted and come to be thought of not as liberalism but ae Americanism. And, Jackson says, 'reactionaries adopt the names and slogans of deceased liberals in order to discredit living onct;.' Just as Republicans now mnkc a hero of Thomas Jefferson while his liberal Sat/ BACON Before You Say MILD CMED and FULL FLAVORED O TASTING a new fire in your f ur- ·J nace -will be an easy matter if you will follow these few suggestions: First, close the check damper and open the ash-pit damper. The turn damper in the smoke pipe should be open ·wide. Leave a thin layer of ash about 2" deep s p r e a d evenly over the grates. This will prevent the first not fire from the kindling from coming in contact with the grate bars and will fiSRl also minimize the £ dropping of unburned coal Into the ash-pit. Spread about two inches of coal evenly over the layer of ash. Place kindling on top of this coal. This kindling may consist of lightly wadded newspapers, light dry wood, or charcoal. Next, light the kindling. descendants are busy fighting on a new front, thi, time economic lathei than political. "Behind it all is the intent to make democrat:} function belli r --winch i* the best insuiaitce against alien forms of government." THE MICHIGAN ROAD By Albert C. Rose Senior Highway Engineer, Bin can of Public Koads United States Department of Agricultuic (Continued from last week) Well-defined routes of travel lel into Indiana at this date. Eacli route was used to a large extent by a distinct stream of immigrants,. Fiom Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia and the Carolinns, the ncwcomeis came to Madison and New Albany, opposite Louisville, on the Ohio river. From 181G to 1825 there was a period of unprecedented immigration. Settlers swarmed up the south--following 1 streams and penetrated beyond the center of the state. The number of counties increased to fifty-two. Practically all of the territoiy south of Uie Wabash river was oiganized into political subdivisions and the line of settlement extended well beyond the present east-nnd-west location of the National Road which had not been opened. Thus nearly all the incoming settlers floated down or crossed over the Ohio river. A further incentive to the northward movement of the homesteader- was offered in 1880, when a gieat tract of land known as the "Now Pui- chasc", consisting of all the central portion of the state as far south .ir. the Wabash river, wai, thiown open to settlement. In this year, the St. Joseph river valley was still a mecca for fur traders when Pierre Fries- chutz Navarre, as agent, for the American Fur Company, established] the fin:t trading post in the piesentl St. Joseph County, Indiana, on the I northerly bank of the St. Joseph j liver at the present site of Soulii Bend. His cabin \va.s located some distance west of the nmth end of the Michigan street bridge over the aforesaid isticam in tli- city addition now called Navarre Plate, situated between Leeper Island and the bluffs of Chapin Place. This was a famous fishing ground lying at the head of navigation of the St. Joseph liver a short distance below Mi=ha-.vaka (Thick Woods Rapids), where an Indian village was located. Between the cabin dwelling of Navarre and his Potawalomi Indian sijuffw-wifu and old Fort, St. Joseph's, situated on tho Turn Oompe wi it opt When it is burning briskly, add a thin layer of fresh coaj a little ut a time. The kindling will not ignite this coal but also the layer of coal underneath. By adding more coal gradually you can build up a good deep firebed in a short time. If smoke from the kindling seeps into t h e c e l l a r f r o m cracks around tho doors,ignite a loosely wadded piece of p a p e r , l i f t tlie check damper cover, and insert tho p a p e r into the smokcpipe. This will help to heat the cold chimney and aid in carrying the smoke away from the kind! ing. Do not forget to placetha dampers in their correct position when the fire is built to its proper depth. (1) The fur-tuuling business of Pierre Navano established the t-ituation of tho piesi-nt i i t j of South Bend ami the south i l y and westerly trails k a d i i i K f i oin this trading post di-ter- i i i n il to i\ huge extent the .subsi- t|ii' nt h.L-aii.iii of tho Michigan Road L i t t l e iril Xavaire and his Potaw- al jiiii Ir.dii.n v.ife dieum that they \ \ - . . ' pii«ni i ol ;i future industiial . ii im u\\ -.'kli. Nor did they even ,i!:ij;i.if (In' the ear 1825 was to 111:1.K tin- b. Ki'ining ot a new epoch in i he hi l i . i y of tlie immodintc vicin ii'.. Kiuiii ( h a t linu on the shadows of .1 docliiiiiitf sun woie to lengthen M L-i Jhi- .iclivi ics of the fur tinders. Thr-r · w;i: to follow soon tho dawn of smother day w''on runners and lum- b o i m e n worn to become the principal w.ige caineis.--The American Road n.iildor ' A.;.s(,(.'i;itinii Features service. I b.uil; of tho St. Joi oph river opposite and a shrrt distance below Hoi'mud's tinding post near which me Detroit ti.iil crossed, was the | I'snknvnsh (Fiont-h jinrc au varht", 1 :i p.i-tuic for the buffalo or wild-ox I rows), a f a v o i i t e report of the French and Indians. The Pot;i\vnto,mi Indians h;id been the sole nativo inhabitants I of the St. Joseph river region over since the close of the seventeenth cen- tn:y, when the Miamis dop-irted tn live along thu Wnbn. h and Mnumeo i ivcrs. i The touris' who views the Navarro ! cnbin now on display in Loepcr Park 1 in the city of South Bend finds it difficult to construct a mental picture of tho fur-liaditiK activities canted on in this vicinity more than a century ago when the cabin occupied its original position on the northerly bank of the river. At that time Navarre was the busy local agent of the American Fur Compan\ with if.- headquarters at Machilimackinnc (Mackinac Island). Piiogues and birchbark canoes th;it could hold fiom two to fourteen Indian paddlcis were familiar sights on the St. Joseph river. When crossing the rivor towards Navarre's post and laden with ^ cargo of fun; weighing as much as twenty-hundred weight, the canoes could be handled by thice men. The Pirogues floated as muc-h as four thousand pounds, but usually required four boatmen. The Bicaier portion of these furs were cnnicd acro-s the St. Joseph-Kankakee portage and transported to the river opposite Navarre's cabin along the unite now traversed by Portage :ivepup in South Bend. The bundles of forty beaver skin% in pucks weighing f i o m eighty to one hundred and twenty pounds weie often transported two or thice at a time on the backs of Indian porton-. The packs were suspended in sling.s, or tumplines, which consisted of leather straps or thongs tre middle of \\hich were broadened to fit the foiehead of the engage. The first bale or PILCC \v:vs tied so as tn io-t n HI UP above the kiilneys of tho porter and the second was lifted over the without tying to the first. Thus loaded, tho engages trotted oft to th" chosoil places of deposit which, in the longer portages, weic two or three miles apart. Heic other porter relays picked up the burden and carried it to the next , tonping place and this process was continued until tho cargo was transferred over the entire length of the portage. This task ac- comp]ir,hod, the porters returned to tote the canoe across on their shoulders. They worked without stopping throughout the night and day, except for short meal periods or a brief respite to light a pipe of tobacco. MITS MAY HK USED IN W I N T E R DISHES Esskay Prime Dry-Cured Bacon surpasses all recognized standards and is bached by Esskay-- your ffur.risnlcc of complete satisfaction. Uniformly sliced with square ends. Mildly cured and fall flavored. Demand ESSKAY I'rime Dry-Cured Bacon. Prime tory Cured SLICED BMM TIJU WM SL'IILUUEIIUBRO-T. J. KURDLB C9. TO LOSE OR NOT TO LOSE i /Your Faluabfe If you keep important papers, records^ keepsakes, etc., around the house you are' pretty sure to lose them sooner or later.' On the other hand if you put them in a ufe deposit box you can be sure that you p/on't lose them. ( IB that certainty worth a few cents a imontb. to you? The key to your box is (waiting for you. Come in.) 1 he Peoples Bank of Denton, Maryland Hcrati · ii il f p tl i ./ ..i ;i- -., !' doliuf.i mil ~ ;uv i i i i . : N n t i i t i o n nourishing food oil, .iiul bctiiii!!, , ' · ' 'li "aunt co ,kin ' u i ' l i r n v i d e hearty .iml h i s lor winter menus. I , A-'i.-garot McPhcctci -, p L c n i i i l for the University of M:ir\!:iml Extension Soivice., n nut loal i i u t k t s ;m exceptionally at- ti active main dish for a winter meal Tiie most · uicos.sfu! loaf mixture: UsVd at me U. S. Department o! Agiirulliirp contained chopped nuu cliopjioi] raw vc'gutublos, :i cereal like iico or bi-Lvid ciiimb 1 ., with ji thick sauce to bind tho ingrcdionts tojjc-th- 01. Chopped celoij, gicen pcppor, or mw cnrroti provided the crisp tex- (uiv so appetizing in such a inixtme. The method used in making this loaf was to mix the nut , vegetables, cereal, or biead crumbs in tho thick snuco, mold into a loaf, pack tightly in a well-greased lopf pan lined with paper, and bake in a moderate oven for an hour. Chopped peanuts, carrots, and bread crumbs with tomato sauce make a delicious loaf, as do chopped pecans and rice. Nut- also make excellent croquettes if the mixture is softer and moip moht than that used for a loaf. Mashed potatoes, bean pulp, or cooked cereal may make the ba?e for the nut croquettes. Nuts may be used to give extra nourishment and flavor in any recipp for bread or cake. Because nuts in a baked mixture tend to absorb moisture and make the finished product dry, they may be placed in boiling water and drained before being added to the other ingredients. An unusual use for chopprd nuts is in pic crust. Substitute pecan nuts for half the fat in the pic crur-t recipe and mix as for plain pastry. Nut crust is especially good with a cream or custard filling. CHILDREN RESTORED TO HEALTH THROUGH ANNUAL SALE OF CHRISTMAS T. B. SEAL FAR READ THE ADS The children seen playing above are enjoying the pleasures of a summer vacation in the country--a vacation made possible by the annual purchase of tuberculosis Christmas Seals by the people of Maryland. The scene ia at the Miracle House, the tuberculosis preventorium operated for white children who have lived in contact with the disease and who arc in need of physical rehabilitation. It is located at Claiborne on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Every summer, after the schools close, many children are taken to the Miracle House for a few months in order to build up their strength so that they can withstand future infections of the disease. The children who attend arc of both sexes and are between the ages of six and twelve. Since 1919, when the preventorium was founded, more than 2,500 children have been treated. Healthful play, ^ood food, plenty of rest, fresh air air! n-~' '-- nro fea- tured in the program. The children sleep long hours at night, have two rest periods during the day, eat three big meals a day, and have many interesting play periods. The daily activities of the children are as follows t rising breakfast play bed-making sing-song dispensary Play rest dinner On many evenings the bed period is delayed so that the children can sec plays that are produced by the children themselves or motion pictures. Current styles mean nothing to these boys and girls. All they wear is a pair of shorts and by the end of the summer all are tanned a healthy brown. There are always more applications play health lesson rest swimming show era supper ( play Btory hour vespers and bed than available beds. It is therefor* necessary for those responsible to select from the applicants those moat in need of treatment. This la done through the help of physicians, tha Baltimore City Tuberculosis Dispensaries, and the county health departments. Religion has no part in the selection, children of all faiths being accepted. All necessities ore furnished the children upon arrival There are also no paying patients. The health of the children Is the main consideration of every member of the staff. They are supervised day and night A physician la in daily attendance and a registered nurse resides on the premises. A dental clinic is maintained and each child has all dental corrections made before returning to their homes at the season's end. The purchase and use of the Christmas* Seals, which are now being sold throughout the state, will help continue this work. 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