Denton Journal from Denton, Maryland on December 10, 1938 · Page 2
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Denton Journal from Denton, Maryland · Page 2

Denton, Maryland
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Saturday, December 10, 1938
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The Maryland Merry-Go-Round By DREW PEARSON A demand for repeal of the Tydings price-fixing bill is about to be made by one of the strongest gioups in the State of Maryland. ( The Maryland Farm Bureau Fcdcr- j ation, meeting in Baltimore in Jan-, uary, will report out a resolution condemning and censoring the Tydings bill as harmful to the interest | of farmers. Basis for this stand is that farmers, as consumers, are forced by this act to buy in a strongly protected market, while they continue to sell in an unprotected market. The same grievance might be cx- i pressed by consumers generally, but they are not as well organized as the farm group, which will not only express themselves, but also take militant action. Following adoption of that resolution, they will confront the legislature at Annapolis with demands for! repeal of the Maryland price-fixing act, which was lobbbied through the legislature by the Tydings law firm. This is not the first time that ' Maryland farmers have expressed the opposition. They censored the act when it was under consideration at Annapolis, creating so much adverse opinion that when it was passed, the Maryland Pharmaceutical Association, expecting 1 substantial benefits from the law, staged a big banquet for Tydings, to offset the unfavorable publicity. Driving force of the present revolt is Harry Nuttle of Caroline County, President of the Maryland Farm Bureau Federation. Acts of God There is an old situation in Maryland where the decision of the voters may be completely reversed by an act of God. When the voters had to choose between Robert Peter and James Pugh for State Senator, they chose Peter, but an act of God may place Pugh in the Senate seat after all. Peter suffered an illness, then recovered, and now is ill again, confined to Johns Hopkins Hospital If, aa seems likely, he will be unable to assume his duties, he will resign, and a substitute appointment will be made by the Governor. At this point, bear in mind that O'Conot'a campaign manager in Montgomery County was James Pugh. As Governor, O'Conor would naturally wish to name Pugh for the Senate seat. Fallowing formal procedure, however, O'Conor will ask the State Central Committee for a recommendation. Since that Committee, running on the same ticket with Jackson, " worked against O'Conor, they are not likely to look with favor on O'Conor's campaign manager, Jim Pugh. But if they fail to recommend Pugh, it is a pretty sure bet that O'Conor will name him to the Senate in spite of them. Lady Legislator The firm of Doub, Doub and Doub is lending one of its members to the House of Delegates. The famous Allegany County law firm is made up of father, son, and daughter, but in the coming months daughter Elizabeth will have little time for private practice. She will be spending moot of her time at Annapolis. Maybe the other three ladies of the House won't like it but Miss Elizabeth has already been given the sobriquet of "the prettiest lady legislator." She is attractive and congenial. But more than that she has developed a businesslike attitude from father and brother Doub. She was elected on a campaign of economy. She is opposed to increased real estate and persona,! property taxes and leans toward a sales tax to finance relief. Realism Harry C. ("Curly") Byrd has bei-n doing some straightforward talking to Maryland fanners in the few days. Appearing once on the Eastern Shore, and again at Rockvillo, the Maryland University President · tuck his chin out and told farm gathi'iing- that they had better be prepaK-d to lake government tegulation, wiiothoi they like it or not. "You probably won't like what I nm going to say," declared B\rd in his most incisive manner, "but I am going to tell you what I believe to be the gospel truth. Whether you like U or not, you are going to see in tho future a glowing strength in government by administrative action." As a student of government and an observer of farm problems, Byrd has apparently concluded that there is no turning back to days of laissez-faire, and he is trying to sell his own realism to the farmers. Save The Firemen With as much zest as they use to put out a raging fire, the volunteer firemen of Maryland worked to quench the vicious flame of legalized lotteries, presented in the form of a constitutional amendment at the last election. Their zeal was rewarded. They, working shoulder to shoulder with religious groups, succeeded in etamp ing out the threat of wickedness. But the motive of the church and the motive of the firemen were two different things. Legalized lotteries were anathema to the firemen because they wanted no competition with their own lotteries. In a vacant lot in any sizeable town in Maryland, a passing motorist will be attracted, on a summer night, by the flare of lights, a milling crowd, and cries in the carnival manner: "Step this way, ladees and gentlemen, take a chance on a fine new sedan, priced at nine hundred dollars, it can be yours.for a dollar. One dollar, ladees and gentlemen, buy a chance for a dollar!" At another open booth is a raffle, for cash prizes, and at another there is, "Bingo, friends, step up and play bingo." The good folk place their money, more cars drive in, and the police are hard pressed to handle tht traffic. Yet these same officers of the law if they chose to enforce the statutes could close up each and every gambling game of the firemen's carnival as breaking the lottery laws of the State of Maryland. The cainivals' enjoy the beneficen' connivance of police, for they servi the worthy purpose' of raising funds for a new set of uniforms or a bril liant brand new fire engine, whicl will be the pride of the town. If the lottery amendment had passed, other lotteries would havt come into the field, and the attraction of the firemen's carnivals would have waned. This was the logic behind the fire-fighting opposition which man of the volunteer units expressed t the amendment. They defeated the amendment, lot teries remain illegal, and the firemen re'.ain their innocent monoply on ille gality. Merry-Go-Round Friend, of Mayor Louis Phipps o: Annapolis ai-e planning a testimonia dinner in his honor, December 13. Attendance will be state wide ... Maryland's two new House members, Tommy D'Alesandro and William Byron have ten children between them-five on a side. In age, both men arc still under the 40 line. Byron, who is moving in from Washington County k trying to find a home in Montgomery large enough for all the little Byronj. D'Alesandro, like other Baltimore Congressmen, will commute to Washington while Congress is in session MONEY-SAVING HINTS ON HOME HEATING by JOHN BARCLAY;, Healing Expert, Use the Right Size of Cotd RADIO SERVICE At Minimum Cost... BY CERTIFIED EXPERTS AT J. H. NICHOLS CO. STORE IN DENTON EVERY MONDAY Phone No. 40 DON'T WAIT - CALL US TODAY! L. M. R O Y E R Cordova, Md. PHONE-- HILLSBORO 16-F-22 PHILCO RADIOS COMPLETE LINE BATTERY ELECTRIC From $16.95 Up Phone Hillsboro 16-F-22 L.M. ROYER CORDOVA MD. -TOYTOWN- IsNow OPEN Strickland's Better Stores 5c to $1.0O DENTON, MD. M ANY people are under the impression that there is only one size of anthracite coal. Many others think that it makes no difference what size is used in the furnace. Anthracite coal is prepared and sold in several hope sizes. One of these sizes will give best results in your furnace and more useful heat for the least money, or it may be thnt a combination of sizes will give you better results in your particular heating plant. Usually the size of coal to be used is determined by the sizo of the firebox. Fireboxes that arc 24" or more in diameter and 16" or more in depth require egg size coal. Those that are 18" to 23" in diameter and 12* to IB" to depth require stove site coal. Those that are less than 12' hi depth usually require chestnut size coal. The figures noted above are merely recommendations, subject to change by other factors, nub as chimney construction, draft conditions and location of the house. Your coal dealer by inspecting your heating plant will be able; to tell you whether or not yon are burning the correct size coal. If you feel that you are not getting satisfactory results from your furnace consult your coal detler. 1 He will be glad to assist you with your heating problems. (8) The cheapest successful political campaign was made in Montgomciy County by Walter Johnson, base-bull icro. It cost him 50 cents to win :i 518QO a year job as county commissioner. The money, Walter explain.--, was spenc for cards... Santa Glaus came early this year in Washington County where State Senator Ernest W. Miller spent $10 for candy and toys for the kiddies in his unsuccessful campaign for re-election. THE MICHIGAN ROAD By Albeit C. Rose Senior Highway Engineer, Buieau of Public Roads United Stater- Department of Agriculture (Part Two) Location and Construction of the Michigan Road (1826-1840) Compared with present-day standards, the transportation facilities in Indiana were pitiable in the extreme at the end of the first quarter of the nineteenth century. There wore no turnpikes, no canals and no railroads. All the rivers, with the exception of the Ohio, were obstructed by fallen trees, underbrush, rapids and bars. Two main wagon roads led to Indianapolis. One of these ran north from the Ohio river at Madison. The othur io:ul extended from Centreville, following the route of the former Whitewater Indian trail just south of the pic-sonl location of the Pennsylvania railroad. The meager Iran portation -services in operation were feeble and .spoiadic travelling over bad roads. Traffic was fiequently interrupted by impas-sablu quagmires. Stages were habitually late. Slow-moving ox teams hauled most of the freight. Then came the time when the prcs- ' uio of population began to be felt in the northern portions of the state wheic the Potawatomi Indians made their abode. Hoosier business leaders began to talk about a port on the Gieat Lakes when the enabling act admitting Indiana as a state on December 1, 181G, piovidcd that the northern boundary should be an eai=t- and-wcst line diawn through a point 10 miles north of the southern extremity of Lake Michigan. This gave Indiana a 40-mile lake frontage, whereas it had none when n territory with its northern boundary in the same latitude as the southein shore of the lake. During this period in tho history of Indiana the Potawatomi Indians owned, by right of occupation, the hind lying between Lake Michigan and the Wabash River. This Indian- owned territory extended across the noitheni p a i t of the state of Indiana ami tin 1 southi'in puition of the state of Michigan. The tenure of this land picvcn'.id communication between the white pjople in the icginn of Luki- Michigan ami the distant United Stale:, settlement- in the lower Ohio liver valley. To it-move this barrier fiutlioiizi'd a tieaty. Tnu of the two races met, io negotiate in October, 182G, at th«: Potawatomi '.own of Mississinewa, ,-n t ol ilic p i n i-iil Logan-.pott, in Miami Couniy, at the junction of the W - i b a - h u. d Mississinewa riveis 1 I!K 01 y it' I*t"-u now stands. L wi.s '.'. ./..m i- B. Ha; and ,'oii i Ti|i n, ,u i i; :; '· (·oiiimiiiMunci -. o. tho T u i U - ' !3 ai.'s, rnnchuU'd tho i aiy -.11 d. I - b - i Hi, 18-JC, with the ] L'.'h a u i i './. . . i t llio PotawM-1 t .ni 1 n!i .1 t i . i i - Ir abundance w i t h ' il..- t u ' i i - oi ih. i'oiKiMci. I h 1 Indian ii'd i ) tin- U n t i l 11 State, a large! net oi' i:r .1 i" n - n ' J u i n Indiana and [ i; sinitlicrn Micui^an. In eonshlera- j inn foi tins luntl grant, the Jmlitm? { to H'eiMVP ar. annuity of $2,000 11 silver lor a jiL-iiod of twenty-two enrs, the govoiiimont agreed to support a blacksmith shop at r-ome convenient point, an annual appropria- ion of $2,000 was to be made for educational purposes as long as Congress saw fit, n corn grinding mill and miller were to be installed and maintained on the Tippecanoe river and the government, through the Ip- lian agent at Foit Wayne, was to )uy the Potawatomi annually 1GO hut-hcls of salt. The corn mill was built a short distance cast of the town of Roche.stei, on the Michigan Road, on the outlet of I,.ike Manitou At licit! 2 of the ioicgoing trc'til.\ provided fur the c'f.'ssion to the- ··tato of Indiana of a strip of land 100 feet wide for a road commencing at Lake Michigan anil extending to the Wu- bnj-h liver. Ik-twom thcsi 1 .saint 1 t e i - minal points there wa= to be selected, in addition, u section of good land contiguous to the said road for each mile of the same and, in addition, for each mile from its termination southward, through Indianapolis, to Madison on the Ohio rivoi. The Po- tawutomi thus ceded an immense amount of the best hind belonging lo thi-m--all north of the Wabash river. The Congress of the United States confirmed this treaty on February 7, 1827. The proceeds from the sale of the Indian lands were to be used for the construction of the Michigan Road. By an act of Congress approved Maich 2, 1827, the state of Indiana was authoiized to locate and build Turn to page 3, please. REMEMBRANC Why not give what they want most of all--JEWELRY? Gustav Good's fine selection enables im to give a distinctive G i f t . . . fur very little money. Table Silverware Several patterns in stock. All well known makes. Come in Today! Xmas Cards 50 for $1.00 with your nnme and envelopes. Ladies' Men's Watches Use Our Lay Away Plan Military Brush Set All sizes, Styles and prices The ideal gift for nny man! Has zipper on fine leather case. MANY MORE TO CHOOSE FROM GUSTAV GOOD Phone 6 Watchmaker Jeweler DENTON. MD. 10SB OR NOT TO LOSE /Your Valuables t- If you keep important papers,'recorded keepsakes, etc., around the house you are pretty euro to lose them sooner or later* On the other hand if you put them in a u£e deposit box you can be sure that you r^on't lose them.,' i Is that certainty worth a few cents a' ·month to you? The key to your box ia I waiting for you. Come i%J The Peoples Bank of Denton, Maryland IN Cr CABIN EOT Give Gifts ihat last year after year and Horsey's Hardware is jammed with lovely ones to select from. A whole store full of fascinating, gleaming gifts. It could be a handy electrical appliance, a modern gas stove for kitchen or a new bike for the boy. Look them over today! GIFTS FOR ALL ELECTRIC ATORS REFRIGER- ESTATE GAS STOVES ESTATE OIL BURNERS RADIOS SUNBEAM MIX MASTER SUNBEAM TOASTERS WAFFLE IRONS WASHERS DISHES KNIVES FORKS ALLADIN LAMPS SHOP EARLY ELECTRIC TRAINS BICYCLES TRICYCLES WAGONS AUTOMOBILES SLEDS TOOL CHESTS SKATES SOCCER AND FOOT BALLS RIFLES ANY ARTICLE RESERVED UNTIL CHRISTMAS D. RALPH HORSEY HARDWARE Phone 55 DENTON, MD. . . . this year. . . · « * Send Beautiful Engraved (greeting Carte COME Personal Greeting Cards Make their Christmas a happier one this year by sending the finest greeting card in America. Large stock to choose from ... a card for every taste and occasion... Your name printed on them FREE... the prices are moderate. Business And Professional Yes, we also carry a complete line of Holiday Stationery, Folders, Calendars for every business, Lodge,-Church or professional man. _i Fine Job Printing SPECIAL! , 20 ASSORTED ENGRAVED CARDS k $1.00 NAME INCLUDED Caroline's Best Advertising Medium DENTON, MR .NFWSPAPFRf SPAFFIll

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