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Face 4 PUBLISHED EVERY SATUBDAY BY MELV1N JOHNSON mCOBPORATKD BENJAMIN F. JOHNSON. PmUtt tnd Tmiont MARY MELVIN, Vtca-Pruldem ud Seentarr. Entmd it the Pntoffln mt Denton. Md.. u MCODd cUM mall mitUr. Saturday Morning, December 17, 19.18 DANGER AT 19 Seventeen . . . an age of vast perplexity and adolescent anarchy, but not a seriously dangerous age, says an editorial from The Rotarian Magazine. Such is the burden of Booth Tarkington's much cherished novel "Seventeen". But 19 is different. Nineteen is dangerous. And for that, the authority is not fiction--but statistics on crime. Nineteen-year-olds, says the Federal Bureau of Investigation at Washington, D. C., form the largest single age group of arrest? each year. The public knows that vaguely . . . but residents of Georgia recently turned their minds specifically upon it, A survey made for their Department of Public Welfare by the Works Administration showed that the average age of admissions to the State penitentiary is 19. It revealed also that 58 per cent of the admissions were under 25 years of age, and of this group, half were under 21. Why should youths barely old Central America had combined to build up an atmosphere for this conference which brought it back to Bolivar's original conception of a meeting: to 'discuss the high interests of peace and war' with the rest of the world." And in the meantime, American prestige wanes as German, Italian and Japanese dollars and immigrants flow into the Latin republics. The dictators extend the hand of friendship and the promises of trade and prosperity. Already in some of them strong Nazi and Fascist trends have appeared. Rumors go the rounds of secret air and naval bases so situated as to make possible an attack on the Canal Zone--and while most experts regard these rumors as being greatly exaggerated, they also realize that where there is so much smoke there fa likely to be some fire. The groundwork is now being laid to restore America's prestige. What must be done in the future no one knows--our course of action must be fluid and clastic, if it is to meet changing circumstances beyond our control. And the basic issue involves much more than trade--it is Democracy versus Fascism in that vast area which lies beyond our territorial borders. and that if war comes it will be because of present world psychology. A world conference turning attention away from efforts to destroj to efTorl s to save the world would do more than anything ehe to alter world psychology. During the coming Christmas season there should be a tremendous pressure rising through the churches for such a conference. It is impossible not to remcnibei the effect of Christmas in the; midst of a great war on the soldiers in the trenches. You remember the well- authenticated fact that men facing each other in No MUD'S Land on Christmas day suddenly slopped throwing bomb; and tossed cigarettes and food back and forth. For that moment humanity triumphed am) man was greater even than the state. Is it possible that the meaning of thi Christmas season will penetrate the minds of men, that human value;-, will be put above all others, and slate:-, be forced to turn their cneigics to saving instead of to dc.sroying the world"! mutter how wholly wrong j o u r business contact of tht; moment may be. By losing your temper you put yourself at 11 disadvantage. Many a denl h:is been consummated satisfactorily U nil puities because one of them kept cool. "Don't waste your own vital energy by brooding over a bad business deal or n business injustice. Forget it and go ahead with something new. "Always lull'ill your contract,; on time, or u little before time il' possible. The upslajce gesture of delay is an empty one, no matter how important you arc. He who can bo depended upon is (he one who gets results. "The successes of dishonesty and charlatanism me usually brief, bd- lieve it or not--just like L ic success of crime in a lesser degree. 'Getting aw:\.j with it' is not busing s success: it is slack-wire performance on a rusted wire. "Above all, assume that the other fellow is at least as decent and hon- self an npj'on from it. She had been puni-hed, but that p u n i s h m e n t could not wholly erase the son.se of satisfaction slie luid always hud in that :ipi on. When the ml velvet pinholder w:is completed, M:iry put it away, but on Christmas inclining her mother found it in u littl- package by her plate at breakfast. A f t e r e.\pres ing her :iji- Twenty=Five Years Ago Taken From The Journal of Zfi fnn AsroThl.Wetk. preciution, Mi-s. Maety placed it on her own dn ssing-tabh---and used it! Veiy often during the months thai followed she would find her lilth- daughter in tlie room admiring the enough to start on their first jobs turn to crime? Perhaps that question answers itself. Most of them can't get that first job. Bishop G. Bromley Oxman finds that the young person reacts in one of two ways to lack of opportunity to work. Either "he wants to fight . . . simply rebels against the present setup," or he takes "an attitude of complete resignation." The fighter turns to crime, sabotage, violent actions of all sorts, alcohol, and dope. The resigner. turns to futile brooding. And'the net result is a serious and usually permanent violation of youth's vital morale. Now, the enlightened businessman can tell you quite a little--in nonacademic language, thank goodness-about crime and its causes and costs, end he usually concludes with that old chestnut about an ounce of prevention. He likes it, says that he finds it the best answer to date to the problem of crime. And so he makes a place in his shipping room for a poor lad the social worker told him about . . . campaigns for funds for the Boy Scout troop down in the slums, canvasses for Girl Scouts, and never denies an audience, at least, to a young per- --oOo-- Some of the business forecasters are taking a cautious tone. They do not look for a severe reaction in the upward production and consumption cycle--they do think that the rate of betterment may tend to slow in the near future and level off. The international situation remains one of the worst factors, and has troubled financial markets. The automobile industry continues to lead the way, with a production of nearly 100,000 cars a week. As Business Week says, so long as this continues, "there is little cause for apprehension as to the general business curve." Consumer demand for new cars seems very strong--far stronger than was thought possible six months ago. It is extremely doubtful, however, if we will be able to regain early 1937 levels within the next three or four months. Steel is down badly by comparison with that booming period, and there is small likelihood of production coming up with a rush. And such burning problems as those of agriculture and the railroads remain unsolved. _ MARINES SAVED FROM BURNING PLANS TIBBETT, JOHNSON SWAP ARUMENTS ON OPERAS IN ENGLISH Lawrence Tibbett, distinguished baritone, believes that opera never est as you are. Di-trust engenders There is the possibility that tho distrust. Faith often begets t a i t h in very sufferings of thousands of men, the most surprising degree. women and children today may call forth the peaceful cooperative side of nian'is nature. It is a side proved by science to be as fundamental as the so-called fighting instinct. I have just read a new book which again produces undisputed testimony that from the earliest forms of life cooperation is pre-ent and essential to survival. One difficulty has always been the apparently short reach of this instinct of cooperation, but with the expansion of our senses, our eyes and ears, to take in all the woild and le- port to us the suffering of distant human beings, our sympathies must surely expand as well. Whatever the call upon us of nearby needs this year is our opportunity to meet those that arc more removed from us. At Christmas we want children especially to feel that life is good and man intended to be joyful. There has just come to my attention a way in which we can help the children who are suffering most today in Europe. Through the Fellowship of Reconciliation (2929 Broadway, New York City, of which the chairman is the well known Jol'ii Nevin Sayre) a fund is being gathered to care for the children of refugees. Two dollars and fifty cents will care for one child for one week. gift. "Did you mal: the pinholder on purpose ti,r Mnthtr,' Mary?" asked Mrs. Macey one nay. "No," answered Mary, "I ju-t wanted tn make it. But wasn't it the nicest Christmas present!" The motor of a seaplane piloted by a naval flyer roared noisily over tlu flying field at Pensacola, Fla., where Private Albert J. Smith, of the Marine Corps, was on duty as a sentry on a February morning in 1921. From time to time other planer skimmed over the waters of Pensacola Boy, rose into the air to circle ox-cr the naval reservation, and descended to safe landings on the water again. Suddenly the plane piloted by Ma- chnist's Mate P. M. Phelps went into an erratic spin and crasncd to the flying field, imprisoning the pilot. Almost at the same instant the gasoline tank exploded and the plane burst into flames. Williout a moment's hesitation, and without knowing whether the pilot was alive o r dead, Smith hurried to David, the Shepherd By Molly Chittick "Y OU can't go out to tend the sheep tonight, Judah," Da- 1 - vid heard the choke in his mother's voice. "The lion's claws have wounded you sore. I will find someone to send out with them." "He is hot, so hot," she whispered to David after his father had fallen into a troubled sleep. "It will make him sick unto death if he goes out on the plain." "Fear not, mother. I will go. Now that I am fourteen, I can prove myself a man. I will go, like my great forefather, David the king." Rebeccah bade him good-by tenderly. "Had I a son older, I should send him. But you are all I have. Take care. The lion may return." So David drove his father's flock out onto the plain where the shepherds watched their flocks by night. The cool^ breeze fwm off the moun- him draw his c!oak close son earnestly seeking a job. And he helps a dozen other agencies in the ' same way and in other ways. Sometimes, like any other adult, he'd like to climb up on a roof and shout to all the young folks in the world, "For heaven's sake, be decent." But he knows what a ridiculous, what a pathetic figure he'd cut. And so, instead, he starts at home--to give young people tnere a respectable chance to be decent. will reach wide popularity in the United States until it is sung in English. So he says in the current Rotarian Magazine. But hie contention doesn't go unchallenged. In a com- ECONOMIC HIGHLIGHTS The opening of the Eighth International Conference of American States at Lima, on December 9, marked the latest and perhaps the most determined effort yet made to preserve the peace of all the Americas--and to establish a system of diplomatic fortifications against'what this government regards as menacing activities of foreign governments which covet the trade and even the land of the Republics to the South. Significant indeed was the speech of Assistant Secretary of State Berle on November 20, wh'en he said of the Americas: "We are no longer two vast islands but a part of an integrated civilization. It is a significant fact that never has there been eo large an area of peace maintained for so long a period of time in modern history. We are prepared to defend this position--and to defend it on any line which may seem necessary. panion article, Edward Johnson, manager of the Metropolitan Opera Association, asserts that opera is most effective when sung in the language in which it was written. "I believe the development of opera has been retarded to a considerable extent because it has been unintelligible to the people," says Tibbett. "As I see it, traditional opera has been transplanted here without being adapted to our popular needs and therefore does not find a soil favorable to its growth. The art has no national history here. In Italy, France, Germany, opera thrives naturally because if it is not created by native writers, it has been adapted by translation into the mother tongue." t European countries, excepting England, would not listen to opera sung in a tongue other than their own, declares the opera-radio-cinema baritone, for opera as a fusion of music and drama must not only be seen and heard but also understood to be ap- OLD MUSIC IS STILL PREFERRED That the old tunes have survived the assaults of jazz and still hold their head; above the classics in popular approval was demonstrated by a recent symposium conducted bv the National Music Week Association, New York. A count showed that Stephen Foster's "Old Folks At Home" led all other composition ·. voted for, while "Swing Low Sweet Chariot" was second and "Deep River" scored third place. "The Year's At The Spring" and "Ah, Love, But A Day" were first and second in the vocal solo group. Of course there were other compositions that brought expressions of high favor. Those by Deems Taylor, Edward MacDowell, and Charles T. Griffith were voted leaders in their classes. But none approached the favor which "Old Folks At Home" attained. Time has not staled the melodies of Footer and other composers of his day, and their compositions are likely to live on and on for decades just as some of our hymns survived a century or more. They touch the heart a.; perhaps n j other melodies do, and it is refreshing to turn back to them from the the burning plane, worked his way mder the wreckage, cut the pilot loose and dragged him out. The plane flamed like tinder and both Phelpi and his rescuer were badly burned. Before they wcra clear of the wreckage, however, a second gasoline tank exploded, spraying both men with the flaming liquid, but fortunately both recovered from the ordeal. At that time, such safety aids as asbestos (.uits to protect fire fighters from finmes were not in general use. Smith coufd have performed his full duty by merely seeking help in the emergency. His heroic conduct was "above and beyond tV call of duty", and he was awarded a Congressional Medal of Honor. When the medal was pinned on his uniform some months later, Smith Mr. Leland Short, of the firm of A. W. Short Sons, has returned fron Philadelphia, where he purchased a) additional carload of line furniture, for the holiday trade. Road Commi sinner Miller propose that road patrolmen be given thi power to get the speed (lends who en danger life and damage roads. Abou two per cent of the autoisls are speei fiends, says Mr. Miller. The County Commissioners have extended the time two months in which Denton bridge i to be completed. The work was to have been finished Decembej 1st, but there have been some delays. The improvement which is being made by StaU aid under the Shoemaker act, includes road from the western town limits of Denton to Willow Pond, in Tuckahot. Neck, at a' total cost of something over $43,000. The bridge abutments will co, t about $17,000 and tho rolling lift draw $10,500. Henry Mason, a colored man over eighty years of age, died at his home in Tuckahoe Neck on Saturday morning last from the infirmities of old age?. The funeral was held on Monday. The old man was one of the best known colored citizens in Caroline county, being a man of much intelligence, and enjoyed a reputation for strict honesty and uprightness of :hnract«r throughout 'the section in rying out his duties in the traditional Suddenly over the hill before him he saw a group of men approaching. about him. He kept his staff in his hand, even as he sat on the hard ground watching his flock. Suddenly over the hill before him he saw a group of men approaching. That was a surprising thing, to see men wandering about at which he lived nearly all his life. He was for many years employed by Tuckahoe farmers as general utility man about their places or as helper about their homes, and wa; engaged as fisherman on the Tuckahoe. The Western Maryland College Press Club sends us the following tern: "Mr. Jerome Cox, of Preston, appeared in the recital given by the Department of Music and Elocution of Western Maryland College, la=t Friday night. Mr. Cox gave the reading the 'Punishment of Robert,' by Wilbur E. Nesbit. This humorous selection depicts the punishment of a boy by the father himself undergoing the punishment designed for hi; son. Mr. Cox characterized with great success alternately the sorrowful solemnity of the father and the naive simplicity of the boy. Throughout Mr. Cox kept his large audience in an uproar at the many ludicrous sceno= and is to be congratulated for his work upon the platform." A house full of relatives Alan Goldsborough for the patrons, whose cases were successful in the lower court. Mrs. Margaret E. Nicholson, for many years a resident of Denton, w.iere she was born more than eighty-four years ago, dieu 1 at the home of her son, Mr. Charles A. Nicholson, in Baltimore, on November 22. Mrs. Ellen H. Scott, wife of Mr. William E. Scott, died at her home rear Burrsville, on Thursday, December the 4th, about one o'clock, from a complication of diseases. She was foity-five years old. In a few days she would have reached her forty- sixth birthday. Mrs. Scott was devoted to her family and was much esteemed by all who knew her. Since taily womanhood i,hc had been a con- si-tent Christian. She was well known and had many friends in this community, but her early life had been spent in tho vicinity of Smithville. Shu lcavc,s a husband and nine chil- Iron who arc deeply grieved, as are many neighbors. The funeral was leld at Concord on Sunday, Rev. G. S. Thomas officiating. The pall-bearen- wore Samuel G. Nuttlc, W. Henry Beck, Willard Chance, James W. Voss, Charles W. Andrew and Edward H Wyatt. Mr. T. Luther Frampton, Jr., a son of Mr. and Mrs. T. Luther Frampton, hcd on Thursday morning, after a ong illness of tuberculosis, aged .wenty-four years. The funeral will e held on Sunday afternoon at two .Federal-burg -- Adelia Jefferson, A i r Klndcr » Louise Brooks, Howard Alford, Dora Jester, Florence Wil- liums, Claude Covey, Mabel Barnett, Mane Motz, Katherine Davis, Sadie Collins, Irma Nichols, Virginia Vincent, Stewart Poole, Rowena Jefferson, Russell Fuhr, Marie Christopher, Bertha Miller, Marie Wright, Roland Jefferson, Ruth Jeffen-on, Lelia Laig- mel, Annie Arterbridge, Simeon Russell, Bertie Bryan, Mary Kemp, Rachel Jefferson, Wilmer Davis, Anna Motz, Mildred Wright, Walter Holt, Everett Nuttle, John Holt, Nellie Hackett, Esther Griffith, Ruth Williams, Robert Jefferson, Douglas Galloway, Roland Handy, Edgar Hubbert, Ruth Brown, Mildred Davis, Gladys Fisher, Edna Liden, Margaret Merriken, Madeline Hurlock, Aldcr- fon, Mowbray, Olive Vincent, Ruth Wright, Verda Graham. Nichols--Hilda Covey, Peter Nagel. Hillsboro--Carrie Whitby, Henry Fisher, Stewart Gale, Francis Beaven, Miriam Gale, Edith Worth, Kathryn Jarrell, William Sherwood. Ridgely Primary--Elaine Saulsbury, Rosalind Saulsbury, Dorothy Davis, Dorothy Flounders, Annie Wise, Bernice Austin, Mary Robinson, Donald Davi, Florence Diefenderfer, Grace Stufft, Perditta Downes, Fred Flounders, Rebecca Swing, Elizabeth Grabill, Fairlce Habbart, Mary Dctwiler, Mary Cooper, Malcolm" Skinner, Pauline Tinley, Dorothy Lane, Ruth Richards, Mary Rebecca Saulsbury. Laurel Grove--Carlton Barnes, Annie Culver, Mary Corkran, Thomas Trice, Margaret Cook, Douglas Towers, Authur Jones, Delia Knox. Smithville--Milton Lyden, Hazel O'Day, Myra Porter, Elbert Lyden, o'clock at the home, Rev. H. A. G. i B l a n c n e Meredith, Claude Meredith. no sig- iVesterfield, assisted by Rev. G. R!] jaar, officiating. Interment will take )lacc in Denton cemetery. Following is a list of pupils of the mblic Bchools who received high marJis during the fall term. The order f their names in the lists has ificance whatever: T Marydel--Wallace Stafford, EfFa omlmson, Leroy Cartwright, Eldred loore, Pearl Rash, Claudia Harmon amcs Hummer, Floyd Moore, Mara Walls. Edinburgh-Ethel Faulkner, Mar- arct Gsell, Lola.Seward, Jane Faulkner, Grace Sewurd, Jes-io Hunt _ Baltimore Corner--Martha Bickling, Oscar Glanden, Edward Steele, Chalmer Steelp, Otto Horn n Low . e / s --Katherine Kibler, Willetta Bennett, Mary Dill, Margaret Kibler, Anna Breeding, Martin Adams. Greensboro--Alzera Downs, Elsie Addic Shockley, Maud Hughes, Dorothy Rawlmgs, Blanche Jackson, Herman Bayn . a , rt1 ' Myrtle Hickman, Ruth Shockley, Florence Martin, Muriel Houchin. | Barcus -- Agnes Hubbard, Earlo · a n d whcn snc was serving in the West Indies, car- night. But there was nothing alarm- manner of the Soldiers of the Sea. THE CREATIVE URGE Janet T. Van Osdcl One Saturday morning, early in Today's Latin-American problem*, from our point of view, are much more serious and difficult than when President Hoover made his successful good will tour ten years ago--or even when President Roosevelt made a similar tou r in 1936. For generations we have been Latin America's "big brother." No other power has been a factor to any significant extent. But now Germany, Italy anj Japan are all making strong bids for Latin American favor--and we must outbid them if the "Monroe Doctrine is not to become a dead letter, and much of South America's vast markets closed to the products of our farms and" factories." It is an important fact that the delegation appointed by President Roosevelt to represent us at the Conference was as non-political as could be asked. It was headed, of course, by Secretary Hull--passionate advocate of peace and stimulated trade among nations. It included a priest preciated. In time, he asserts, a native opera will develop which will interpret American life with an intermingling of dialogue and singing. Stimulated by the scope afforded by motion picture films and sung in English, he adds, American opera can give the world a characteristic form of drama music. Johnson counters with a question. "Isn't it to the credit of the United States that it is one of the few countries that present opera in the Ian- clatter and discords of jazz that have largely crftwded music out of its. place. No one can say that the singing of the instrumenlalization of these old tunes L, ever boresome, or that only five out of every hundred December, Mrs. Macoy noticed her little Mary peeping through the tiny windows of her bank at the coins it contained, so she was not surprised when Mary asked, "Mother, may I spend the money in my bank?" The mother and daughter were to go to who is an authority on Latin American affairs, a college professor whose specialty is international law, executives of the CIO and -the A. F. of L., a number of State Department experts, and Alf M. Landon, who carried the G. O. P.'s presidential hopes in 1936. Mr. Landon's appointment, it is believed, indicates an effort of the . President to unite the two major parties so far as our foreign policy is concerned. And there seems to be an excellent chance of that succeeding --anti-New Deal spokesmen and newspapers which are almost 100 per cent opposed to this Administration's domestic policies usually endorse its ·'foreign policies. No one expects any great immediate resolta to follow this conference. , There will be many flowery speeches and formal gestures of good will. for public consumption. The real work ·wfll be carried on largely behind the scenes. Vast problems must be discussed. For, as Newsweek says, the conference must "deal with more than guage in which it was written ? Many countries require translations for nationalistic reasons and to make it easier for their singers. But great art is international and should not be nationalized." Attempts to present non-English opera in English have been unsuccessful, the Metropolitan manager points out, for it does not depend upon words to convey its meaning-. Then, too, translators seldom are successful in matching phrasing with English. Much more significant in making opera popular in the United States is the greater attention given music in public schools and also the enthusiastic reception of opera broadcasts. Both, he says, are helping to make America appreciate the best music more than ever before. hearers know what they arc all about, as a Philadelphia Orchestra leader recently declared of modern music auditors. The older, simpler music tells its story to every li-'toning ear and while they lead to an appreciation of the higher forms of harmony, no one should miss the opportunity to hear them every once in a short while. SHODDY BUSINESS HURTS BUSINESS SAYS AUTHORESS When business enters the door, scruples too often fly out the window. That's the indictment Nina Wilcox Putnam levels against business relations in the current Rotarian Magazine. Drawing upon her own experience in commercial transactions, the widely known author, in presenting the woman's point of view, outline? n set of simple, practical rules for improving business relations. Here they BETWEEN WAR AND PEACE To find out whether you have a strictly American affairs. War in Spain and China, Nazi, Fascist and Japanese economic penetration and political propaganda in South and democracy or not, there is finally just one question that you have to ask: Is the government or is it not an agency of the people, carrying out the people's will? There are encouraging actions this last week on the part of an organization representing a large body of American people, the church-goers, calling for independent .action by the people in the event that the government refuses to act as their agent in measures to prevent war. The Federal Council of Churches proposes that if the govcnment will not cal the world conference that must be held if present conflicts are to be settled by anything except war, that a world meeting be called by the people through their church leaders. If governments can think of nothing to do in the pesent crisis except to arm, threaten and fight, they are foiling as agents of theypeople who want peace and the people themselves must act. are: "First, be sure you know what you want.before you enter into any business transaction. Think the matter through clearly, and refuse to compromise on cheap substitutes, either material or ethical. "Never allow yourself to ba rushed into a hasty decision either by over- enthusiasm of by fal=e pride. One of the most frequent causes of business failure is our natural unwillingness to admit to tho other fellow that we may not be able to 'put it over.' "Never buy anything you can't pay for. Don't take a chance on something turning up later to cover your indebtedness. That sounds like putting the brakes on n lot of creative enterprise, but genuinely creative enterprise is never a gamble. "Be sure you give what you are being paid for. All business growth, be it in the selling of apples or in the selling of ideas, i,; built on repeats. town thut day. "If you keep the money in the bnnk until the bank is filled it will open of it-elf," reminded Mrs. Maccy. "But I can shake the money out, Mother! Sometimes I do shake it all out and put it back again. May I shake it out and spend it?" "What do you wish to buy?" "Well--maybe I couldn't tell you now, Mother, but I shall know when I see it!" Mary's brown eyes returned her mother's gaze so earnestly that Mr.-.. Macey was convinced this' meant something rather special to the child. Mary had no brothers or sisters, and there were no children among the neighbors with whom she could play, 150 Mrs. Macey studied her daughter rather carefully. "Very well," she agreed. The bank's savings totaled thirteen cents. Mrs. Macey had an errand in the yard-goods section of a department store. She decided to get t'hat done, then take her daughter to the toy section, where, 'she suppa-ed, Mary would wish to spend her money; but. as the salesgirl was wrapping tho flowered chintz Mrs. Mncey had selected, Mary, standing by the opposite counter, called out eagerly, "Here it is Mother! Here is what I wish to buy!" Gently she touched a length of crimson velvet. "But you haven't enough money to hut that, dear!" said Mrs. Macey. "Not even a little piece, Mother?" One of the most belligerent newspaper columnists who for weeks has been preaching hate and revenge and force I see now says there is no issue which could.not be settled peacefully "Never use your personal affairs as on alibi for nonperformance. The purchaser is interested in the goods he gets, not in your private problem. "Never he 'smart alecky' or affected in your manner when a business deal is involved. Your approach will be anything but wlecome. A direct, simple, and natural manner is your best introduction to any client or prospect. "Never try to get something for nothing. The effort, always futile, is spotted immediately and brand-j you indelibly as a fake. People don't forget that sort of thing and they are not reluctant to spread the news. "Never, never lose your temper no "It's a dollar and a half a yard, volunteered the salesgirl. "I have thirteen cents," said Mary. "That would buy three inches--this much," replied the girl, indicating the three inches with her fingein. "And it would run the width of the goods-eighteen inches." "That's plenty!" exclaimed Mary "I'd like to buy it!" Arrived at homo, Mary ran to n pile of he r mother's magazines and began looking through them. Aftc several minutes, she .said, "This i what I am going to make," and sh showed her mother a miniature pin holder. It was in the shape of a wheelbarrow and was covered witi red velvet. Diagrams were given fo making the foundation, cutting the velvet and putting the pieces to gether. The pin, were to be inserted between the double pieces of coveret cardboard which formed the sides ant wheels. Mark's - mother helped only when she was called upon, for she well re- ing in their action. They seemed filled with excitement and joy. Now one of them called: "Who is this, guarding his sheep here? "Oh, is it you, David, son of Judah? Come with us. We have seen your star, brighter than any star of the morning. It is moving, and we are following it. Come with us." David was on his feet, listening with boyish excitement to their tale of the words they had heard from the heavens, as an angelic host praised Jehovah. His heart burned within him, and he was eager to accompany the band of shepherds. Then he heard one of the young lambs: "Ma-aa-aa." The answering bleat came from a distance. The mother had wandered off in search of tender morsels. David heard again Kis mother's warning and replied: "I have come to guard my father's flock. I cannot go with you." "We left our sheep, David. This is the king we are about to see. We must go. You are a fool to stay here with these few sheep, when the king is to be seen." "I came here to tend this flock. It is not mine, but it is my task," was his only reply. When they saw that he would not accomoany them, they made haste. At first his excitement over the tale the shepherds had told him kept him awake. But gradually his eyes grew heavy. He was almost asleep when he heard the "Ma-aa-aa," of a young lamb again. He jumped to his feet, conscious that he had forgotten to hunt up that wandering mother. With staff in hand, and his sling ready to use, he listened intently for a moment. Then he saw the sheep, standing some distance from the others, its head raised listening to something he could not hear. But David knew what there was to be found there. With the starlight shining full upon it, crouched a lion ready to spring. and friends at the bride's home, opposite the public square in Denton, ye=ter- day at noon witnessed the marriage of Miss Carrie Hobbs, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clay Hobbs, and Mr. Hurry F. Knotts, of Queen Anne's. The rooms in which the assemblage gathered were trimmed in white and green, and cedar and cut flowers, were conspicuous. Rev. J. R. Gaar was the officiating minister, Mr. Joseph F. Johnson, the bride's brother- in-law, giving her in marriage. Mr. Fred Sylvester was be, t man, Mrs! Johnson, the bride's sister, matron of honor and Misses Ella Nuttlu nnd Blanche Hobbs aid?. Little Evelyn Johnson was flower girl. The bride was attired in white crepe dc chine and her flowers were wfiite roses and lilies of the valley. The costumes of all the ladies of the wedding party were especially marked by elegance. Miss Ruby Ahearn, of Millington, was the pianist, the attractive musical program including the march SLATS'DIARY BY OLIVER N. WARREN Sunday: I and Jake and Blisters got to talking about the next grate event in our life;, witch are Christmas. The only sure thing is that we wont h a v e no money to buy Jane and Elsy nothing. And so were neer- ly dissided to run away and become jungle lords or kings o r s o m e thing. Monday: Elsy had a berthday a n d got a ri;t watch for a berth day present I sed it a r e a w a n d e r at it she wan- R.?ini n V -K!!^» C A ark| Irala Hubbard, | dars what time are it. That made Ra ^,! r ' bbett ' °!*" Tribbett. Elsy sore I sunose. Anvwav* she a «-d am smart. No but t'hat was- -_- , . -- r --- -- · » * * « u ^ , f c v « M-41S V SUri Bridgetown-- Edith Ludlow, Earl i think I Harris Annie Kinnamon, Ellen Cole · ^ . _, T Mary Pritchett, Stanley Pa =swaters I Sent a bad l l S ot off dont y° u think Camp Grove -- Louie Fountain I Tuesday: The teecher ast the class Margaret Thuwlcy, Stanley Draper, ' what do fish eat and Jake held up his Dorothy Singer, Ruth Singer, Bradie · hand and sed nny thing they ' can " Alton Henry. , Marie Eaton, Albert from the opera Lohengrin, and, during the ceremony, "The Evening Star," "The Perfect Day," and "0, Promise Me." The recessional was the' Mendelssohn march. There was a tempting luncheon, and shortly thereafter the young couple left for New York, where they will take a steamer for the Bermudas. Tney will on their return reside in Denton. Mr. Knotts is a salesman for F. A. Davis Co., Baltimore. Mr. Charles W. Sylvester, who has been engaged several years as instructor in manual training in Indianapolis schools, has lately been appointed supervisor of industrial training with the Industrial Education Company of that city. This company lublishes and sells lessons on industrial training to schools that cannot afford the service.? of a first-class in- tructor. These lessons are self-direc- ive. With these lessons pupils can proceed with the work without the as- Sing;V:"charler r Ellwangr P ' iSS^l** ThC V th ? teecher Sed whot " Thawley, Addison Listfr, George! they Cant find nothin * and BIiatera Gregg. h i sed why then they eat something elts. Central--Gertrude Henning.Ormond - I thot both anscrs dum but I supose ,. w* , . . not. As the teecher laft hartily. Wednesday: Pa sed he otto give me a licken tonight and I sed I did- dent see why as I hawent done nothing. He sed well you will get your grade card tomorrow and I haft to be out of town for sevral days. He dont think I istuddy none to hard I xpect In school I mean. Thursday: I bleeve the littel new kid in school are what might be called bright as he stood up and held up his hand and sed Yes I aint hitch Howard ^e1vin"6Mar"Morg l an, 1 'Rutht' 1 ' It ' nff w!len tne teecner ast nil » do Caroline High-- Wesley Thawley, Caroline DeFord, Ella Carter, Hazel Everngam, Mildred Nuttle, Alice Seeders, Clara Skirven, Lester Kauffman, Elsie Kraft, Irene Wallace Elmer Butler, Matthew Garcy, Francis Yeoman, Hazel Davis, Mary Gordon, Margaret Pastorfield, K a t h e r i n e Stewart, Marvin Davis, Worthington Downes, Ralph Horsey, Martha Beck, Hilda Cade, Louise Fisher, Ruth Hild Anna Lucas, Elizabeth Stevens, Clara Tubbs, Hugh Allen, Merritt Davis, Noble, Elizabeth Pastorfield, Virginia Cooper, Margaret Layton, Mary Melvin, Louise Noble, Janette Werter- field, Allee Allaband, Hugh Clark, Roy Otto, Edward Ringgold, Grayson Sparks. Denton Primary--DeWeese Carter, Mildren Collison, Rachel Colona, Elizabeth Flowers, Pearl Mitchell, Pauline Tloe. Williamson--Cora Roe, Allen Sen- he want to leave the room. Confiden- shelly the teecher all so lookt like she thot mebby he ksent so offle dum. I bet she knows what he wants when he rises up and holds up his hand the next time. ' Friday: I ast Pa for the price of a pitcher show and he sed You boys today haft to have to much money. Ruth Roe, Florence Stutzman. u ' wnen what marr ied your mother, he sed. . Oaks -- John Slaughter, Mildred I °* course he dont and neether did Roe, Wilson Cullum, Edith Robinson, ! you sed Unkel Hen. Ma herd it and Swift ns the David of old, the lad swung his sling, and the stone went straight into the head of the crouching animal. "I am glad, my son, that you were so faithful," his mother praised him in the morning. "Your istance of a teacher. Mr. Sylvestc ms been writing lesson,? for this com any for two years, and now has fu membcred a day when she, scarcely older than this .small daughter, had felt the urge to make something worthwhile. She had asked for a big piece of white dimity from her mother's piece-bog, and been refused. So she hnd taken down one of the white father was beside himself, wild with his illness, and had I not been able to tell him you were with the flocks he would have gone out, sick as he was. And now you have slain a lion. Your fame will go before you." "But mother, I did not see the king," and David's voice trembled. "Do you not think the king would have scorned a lad who would desert his post of duty from idle curiosity? Nay, my son, you have done your task faithfully and well, and proved yourself a man." --WNU Servtce. Bethlehem Once Unimportant The city of Bethlehem, birthplace of Jesus Christ, was considered least important among ancient Palestine towns before the Nativity But tradition has it that the birth place of Jesus was desecrated by a pagan temple of Adonis before the Emperor Constantino built the Basilica of the Nativity in A. D. 330. The Basilica is one of the oldest churches in Christendom and has a history 1,600 years old. The original building is still standing but it has been altered by additions. -^»-» ^i Give a Persian kitten for Christmas this year. Only $5.00.--Rue Pub- ishing Co., Denton, Md. Lillian Starkey, Mary Butler. Williston -- Reba Hurst, Louis Yeoman, Graydon Hurst, Mabe Kitchen, Delia Nichols, Kathlee Todd, Louise Hurlock, Claude Ptrdoe Bertha Henry, Dora Wright. Andersontown -- Virginia Davis Catherine Cohee, Nellie Thawlej Esther Kelley, Theodore Orme, Gil bert Collins. Hynson--Otto Fisher, Rita Hallo well, Hilda Ruf. Smith,3on--Isabella Carroll, Lena Ivins, Bessie Ivins, Emilie Berger Minnie Ivins, Oliver Carmine, Sophia Worm, Alton Harding, Gilbert Col lins, Nellie Millery. Preston -- Webster Taylor, Elva Cheezum, Loma Mudge, Mariar Wrightson, Purnell Dennis, Andasia Reynolds, Cora Mudgc, Iva Christopher, Kathryn Stafford, Noble Kelley, George Jacobs, Elsie Rcick, Elizabeth Merriken, Edgar Wrightson, Pearl curtains in her room, and made her- Anon. Waiting patiently gets ua nowhere; ut "working patiently" that does.-- charge of this department. Miss Elise May Carroll, eldes daughter of Mr. and Mm. Willis E Carroll, near Concord, and Mr. Bate Baker, also of Concord, were unitet in marriage by Rev. G. S. Thomas a Concord M. E. Church on Wednesday evening, November 26!h, at 7:30 o'clock. The bride wore a dress of light blue satin, trimmed in white brocaded satin, and fur, and carried a bouquet of white chrysanthemums. The wedding march was rendered by Mrs. G. S. Thomas. The ushers were Messrs. Arthur E. Carter and Norman Lidcn. The young couple will reside on a farm near Greensboro. Invitations have thi; week been issued for the annual Christmas dance in Masonic Hall. It will take place on Friday evening, the 2Cth, nnd the arrangements are in charge of the following committee: William, H. Anderson, Harvey L. Cooper, T. Alan Goldsborough, J. Dukes Downes, George C. Skirven, Dr. Dawson 0. George, J. Howard Pa'torfield, Dr. Frederic N. Nichols, Dr. Roland P. Fisher. Mr. and Mrs. L. R. Robinson, o Wakcfield, Vn., announce the ap proaching marriage of their daugh tor, Miss Inez Gay, to Mr. Wm. J Irwin, of Denton. The ceremony wil take place some time in January. Messrs. Gurey Owens, attorney for the School Board of Caroline County, have filed appeal bonds upon which the three school cases wherein the board was sued by patrons on account of the daring of the schools at Oakland, Long's and Joonsboro, and the cases will be heard in the higher court some time during the winter, it is said. The at- orneys mentioned will make the ar- gumentd for the board, and Mr. T. Christopher, Rachel Payne, Edward Dulm, Naomi Parker, Edwin Henry Virginia Fooks, Douglas Fooks, Louise Harris, Elizabeth Douglas, Lillie Bowers. Choptank--Louise Wright, Hazel Wright, Mary 'Jones, Hilda ,Fisch, Kathryn Young, Arthur Waldron, Audrey Wright, Nelson Wright. ackted like she diddent like it none to well. I wander why. But thot they must of be some reesen for the way !5he took it. Saturday: The wethe r has been warm so yesterday Jake played hooky and went a fishing with some tuff kids from acrost the R. R. tracks. I and Blisters seen Jake ariving back and sed to him, Ketch anything? He rcplide No but.I xpect I will when I get home. And I emagen he did- dent have fie-h on his mind when he sed it neether. RIDGELY Miss Grace Rickards, of Wilming;on, visited her parents here on Sunday. Mrs. Leonard Dean spent Tuesday with Miss Viola Jones at Price. The Tue-day Night Card Club met with Miss Margaret Saulsbury. Mrs. Walter Bennington made a rip to Chester on Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Herzog spent he week-end in Baltimore. 1 oo to so each SHIRTS for HIM He'll thank you all the year if you give him one of these finely tailored perfect fitting shirts. There is no better shirt for quality. Choice of All Styles, Patterns u Well ad Whites SON Denton, Md. INEWSPAPERif

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