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Page 5 Saturday Morning, December 17, 1938 of rt«wj from AH Paris of tft» County Solicit*-! Uo«Ur tljls The Local Department DASHES HERE AND THERE Subscribe for the Journal and get ' «ll tbe county oewi. Give a Persian kitten for Christmas this year. Only $5.00.--Rue Publishing Co., Denton, Md. Due to extra length of the great feature, "Marie Antoinette," at the Dentonia Theatre, there will be one show each night, Monday and Tuesday, December 19 and 20. Show starts at 7:30. At last advices the Caroline Cotillion Club will hold its Christmas Dance in the new armory building, Denton, on Thursday night, December 29th. Isham Jones and his orchestra will furnish the music. The Ladies Aid of the Brethren Church will hold their annual sale and bake Saturday, December 17th, in the vacant store room next the A. P. Store on Market street. Homemade mince meat, beef soup, dressed poultry, fancy work and aprons will be the main features of this sale, beginning at 10 a. m. An outdoor concert of Christmas music, as well as popular numbers, will be given in front of the Denton National Bank on Christmas Eve by a good band. Starting at seven o'clock the band will play for an hour. Every one is invited to come to Denton on' December 24th and enjoy a good Christmas concert. Bids for the erection of an elementary school building at Hillsboro arc advertised by the Caroline County- Board of Education, through Benjamin C. Willis, county superintendent of schools. The two-room frame building, estimated to cost $7,500, is one of a five-unit school improvement program costing $165,000 sponsored; by the school board, and partially financed by PWA funds. Bids will be opened at the office of the Board of Education, at Denton, December 23. Ten lots in Hillsboro were purchased by the board last summer. Mrs. Dora Eberhard,. 83, widow o£ the late Simon Eberhard, died last Sunday morning at the home of her son, P. H. Eberhard, near Burrsville. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the home of Henry; Eberfiard, of Concord, and burial was. ·in Spring Hill cemetery, Easton. Mrs. Eberhard was born September 17, 1855 in Keil, Wisconsin. She removed to the East years ago, to make her home in Talbot county, near Easton. She is survived by eleven children: Henry and George Eberhard, Mrs. Bertha Hunnamann, Mrs. Clara Willis and Mrs. Anna Swartz, of Talbot county; P. H. Eberhard, of Denton, and five others whose homes are 'n. the West. She leaves, alsd, 'forty-six Umstmaa and grandchildren and thirty-nine great- one passenger, grandchildren. . Fiie leveled the 73-year-old Freedman's Bureau for Negro Refugees near here early Monday morning, wiping out one of the old landmarks of the Eastern Shore. The blaze doomed the two-story frame etruc- .ture--established by the government March 3, 1865--before firemen could be summoned. It was believed to be the only building still standing of the bureaus built after the Civil War to care for freed Negro slaves. The fire, e tart ing between 12:30 and 1 o'clock Monday morning, was discovered by William Chambers. He told Denton firemen, six miles away, that the committee, structure was already destroyed. It had not been used since 1910. William Boy ton, a northerner, donated tho land for the bureau when the federal government started its movement to assist the. freedmen. It functioned as a bureau for a few years, and then, later, until 1910, the upper floor was used as a school, and the ground floor for church meetings by Negroes. Harry H. Nuttle, of Denton, was elected president of the Tri-State Packers' Association in Atlantic City last Friday to succeed Herman N. Lutz, of Williamstown, N. J. The SOO packers and canners, who handle most of the preserved fruit and vegetables from Maryland, New Jersey, a 'ff a j rSt and Delaware, held the election at the end of their thirty-fourth annual convention. H. B. Mitchell, of Millsboro, Del., was elected first vice-president, and D. D. Conway, of Hammonton, N. J., second vice-president. F. M. Shook, of Easton, Md., was reelected secretary-treasurer. The following were elected to the board of directors: Maryland--J. Richard Phillips, Sr., of Berlin; A. L. Baker, of Aberdeen; R. D. Cleaveland, of Baltimore; Merton G. Jarboe, of Sherwood; D. Thompson Swing, of Ridgely, and Charles Ross III, of Frederick. Delaware--Isador Stephany, of Seaford; Leon C. Bulow, Bridgeville, and Leslie Wheatley, of Clayton. New Jersey--Allen Hurff, of Swedesboro; Bedford Seabrook and Norman W. Stewart, both of Bridgeton. On Friday evening, December 9, a group of Methodist Young People met at the community house at Bethlehem, Md. There was an air of enchantment and reverence attached to visiting Bethlehem at Chrwtmastide, for one could mentally turn back tho pages of time and visualize a cold, starless eve a long time ago, when the three wt?e men saw a star in the east, and following it, came to Bethlehem, the little town where tho Christ Child, today our Savior, was born. Prior to the election of officers, several objectives for the coming year were set forth. They are U strengthen the youth organizations in our individual churches, (2) work together as a county organization, (3) cooperate with interdenominational organizations. The officers elected are as follows, with two vacancies to bo filled later: Henry Meredith, of Chestnut Grove, president; Ruth Noble, of Denton, first vice-president; to be elected later, second vice- president; Mrs. Pauline Blades, Bethlehem, third vice-president; Ralp'.. Nagel, Federalsburg, fourth vice- president; Violet Trice, Concord, see- to be elected later, treasurer. PERSONAL AND SOCIAL NEWS Interesting Items About Yourself And Your Friends The Rev. John White attended the special convention of the Diocese of Easton which was held in Holy Trinity Cathedral, Easton, on Tuesday. The purpose of this convention was to make preparations for the election of a BLshop for the Diocese of Easton to succeed the Rt. Rev. Geo. W. Davenport, DD. who resigned in November. A nominating committee was elected. The Rev. John White was made chairman and the Rev. Frank Lambert secretary. The other members chosen were Dr. William D. Gould, Mr. Simon Westcott, Mr. Walter S. McCord, and Mr. L. Claude Bailey. Lay delegates in attendance from Caroline county were William K. Scotton and B. C. Willis, of Denton; Al Irvin Brumbaugh and John C. Brown, of Greensboro; H. Lay Beaven and E. G. Gale, of Hillsboro. The convention recessed until such time as the nominating committee shall have completed its work and is ready to report. Dr. Fred N. Nichols, president of the Caroline County Medical Society, entertained the Society at his home on Thursday evening, December 15th. After a delicious dinner, the president directed the Society to elect the officers for the coming year. The new officers elected were: Dr. Charles H. Stonesifer, president; Dr. Dawson O. George, vice-president; Dr. Jesse S. Fifer, delegate; Dr. Frank M. Anderson, alternate delegate; and Dr. Geo. E. Waters, secretary-treasurer. Dr. Nichols was appointed by the Medical and Chirurgical Faculty, which is the State Medical Society, to serve as a member on the Medical Legislative Committee. Mr. and Mrs. Jo/hn W. Altfather will celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of their marriage on Monday, the 2Cth of December. They will receive their friends in the Reformed church at Ridgely, at 7 o'clock in the evening. All are cordially invited to the reception. Mr. and Mrs. John Carroll Wai- deck, of Baltimore, have announced the birth of a daughter, Mary Joan. The child was born in Baltimore, at the University Hospital, on the 8th of December. Mrs. Waldeck was formerly Miss Rebecca Cohee, of Denton. Mrs. Wilbert Callaway closed her house- this week and left on Wednesday for the winter. She will visit Mrs. M. B. Stevens and Mrs. M. J. Woodford in Baltimore before joining other friends in New York and in Washington. Mrs. W. W. Sylvester will spend Christmas in Dallas, Texas, visiting her daughter, Mrs. Fred Taylor. She left on Friday and expects to arrive tomorrow, making the trip by train. Mr. Ward Cooper, of Denton, is a patient in a Philadelphia hospital re- cupeialin? from injuries received in an accident. He was struck by an automobile. Mrs. Agnes Mackey, of Ridgely, will motor to Lakeland, Fla., after Christmas and will have room for Mrs. Sallie E. Covey is a guest at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Ellwanger in Baltimore. Mrs. James H. Smith has gone to Towson to spend the winter with her sister. CHURCH NOTICES Christmas services will be held in the Denton M. E. Church on Sunday, December 18 and 2fi. On this Sunday, the 18th, both choirs will sing special Christmas anthems at the morning service of worship, at which timu the pastor will preach the first of two Christmas sermons on the theme of "The Incarnation." In the evening, beginning at 7:30, "The Nativity" by Rosamond Kimbnll will be presented. The cast of characters are taken from the members of the Sunday School and members of both choirs will assist with the music. On the following Sunday evening, December 25th, the Junior choir will sing the cantata, "Childe Jesus" by Clokcy. Preceding this the Senior Choir will sing several Christmas anthems under the direction of Mrs. Margaret Cooper. Denton M. P. Church will devote the week of December 18-25 to a fortieth anniversary celebration. Services will be in charge of the Rev. Wm. D. Turkington, of Boston, and the pastor, Rev. T. J. Turkington, with special music, both vocal and in, strumental. On Sunday morning tho sermon subpect will be "Keeping Christ in Christmas"; Sunday evening, "The Christian as u Church Member". The program for evening services during the week is ns follows: Monday--Family and Organized Bible Class Night. Tuesday- Young Peoples night, the Rev. Wm. D. Turkington in charge. Wednesday --Life of Christ in pictures. Thursday--Fellowship supper. Friday-Sunday School night, with Santa Claus and a Christmas treat. Sunday, the 25th--Christmas services. Church, of the Brethren--services for this Sunday are as follows--Sunday School at 10 o'clock. Wor-.hip and sermon at 11 o'clock by the pastor, Rev. N. A. Seese. There will be no evening worship service. The congregation will attend the evening services of the Ridgely Church of the Brethren where Rev. Rufus Bucher, of Pennsylvania, is conducting a revival. Divine Worship at the Williston Community Church, Sunday, 2:30 p. m. Sunday School 1:30 p. m. It will be a Christmas service with Christmas singing and a Christmas tree. Masses on Sunday, December 18th, in the Catholic Churches of Dcnton and Ridgely will be as follows: In St. Elizabeth's Church, Denton, 10 o'clock; in St. Benedict's Church. Ridgely, 8:30 o'clock. Masses on Christmas will be as follow;: In St. Benedict's Church, midnight and 9:30 o'clock; in St. Elizabeth's Church, 7:30 o'clock. Confessions will be heard in both churches on Christmas Eve, at 6:30 o'clock. THE OLD GUARD- NEVER SURRENDERS You can't teach an old dog new tricks. Proof of this was supplied a few days ago when the Republican National Committee met in Washington and chose two conservatives to fill two vacancies on the executive There had been some reason to believe the Republicans had learned something from the 1936 election, but evidently they have not. Certainly in their own ranks there are many who realize and appreciate the modern, and necessary, trend toward liberalism in the United States. Not radicalism, but liberalism. There must be keen disappointment in this liberal element of the Republican party because of the two appointments made by the National Committee. It indicates little headway has been made in rejuvenating the party and that the old guard intends to maintain dominance in party Whoever said "the old guard dies, but never surrenders," must have had the Republican National Committee in mind. Heartened, no doubt, by the results of the November election, when the Republican party gained a considerable number of seats in the Congress of the United States, the ultra-conservative element of the party will endeavor to gain such complete dominance of the party machinery before the National convention meets in 1940 as to control the convention and nominate a dyed-in-the- wool conservative' for President, expecting that many Democrats will support such a candidate. It may be, however, conservative Republicans don't treat with the importance it deserves the very evident fact that the most conservative Democrat is about as liberal as the most liberal Republican. This could mean the difference between victory and defeat. TO STAMP COLLECTORS If you are a stamp collector, or arc looking around for an interesting hobby, here is a suggestion from Dr. R. H. Riley, Director of the Maryland State Department of Health. "If you haven't done so already," Dr. Riley said, "start this year to make a collection of tuberculosis Christmas seals. "Just as in postage stamps," he continued "there is some distinctive feature in each series of the tuberculosis seals to add to its interest. This year it happens to be biographical. In the corners of each sheet of a hundred seals, you will find the portraits of four pioneers in the fight against tuberculosis. First comes Theophile Laennec, the young French doctor and research worker, who, in 1819, accidentally discovered, from observing some boys at play, that sounds were greatly intensified if listened to through some appropriate medium. He applied the principle, crudely at first, and later developed it into what he * called a 'stethoscope' meaning chest examiner, a device that is now an essential part of the equipment of every doctor. The stethoscope was only one of Lnennec's contributions to the early study of -tuberculosis. "In another corner is a tiny portrait of Robert Koch, the great German bacteriologist, who in 1882, after years of painstaking ctudy, isolated the germ that causes tuberculosis. Koch's discovery eventually revolutionized the treatment of the disease, which for centuries had ranked as the Captain of the Men" of Death'. "Portrait, number three, is that of a great American leader in the fight against tuberculosis -- Edward Livingston Trudeau-- a young New York physician, who developed the disease, and, in 1873, went to the Adirondacks to spend what he thought would be the few years remaining to him, in his beloved mountains. Instead of dying, he began to improve, and took up again the practice of medicine. A translation of Koch's report of his discovery reached him. He communicated with him; got a supply of the living germs from Koch's laboratory, and began his own study of them. In 1884, at Saranac Lake, he opened the first sanatorium in the Untied States for the modern treatment of tuberculosis. The great laboratory and tho sanatorium that bear Trudeau's name were developed from these early beginnings, and led the way for similar services in other parts of this country. WEEKLY RtDGELY NEWS LETTER Items of Special Interest to Residents of the Seventh District The Community Club met on Monday. It was voted to liold n bake on the second Saturday in January. Mrs. Frank Flounders accepted the chairmanship. The piogram of the day was in charge of Mrs. Maud Hcmmons, and was devoted to pictures illustrating the life of Christ. Mrs, Hemmons had brought several, and several of the others had brought one or more. Hymns sung were "Silent Night", and "Joy to the World". We decided to hold a larger and more public exhibit of Christma.: pictures next year. As this was a postponed meeting, our next is only a week later. It is to- be a White Gift purty, and the program is in charge of Miss Alice Wilson and Mis* Margaret Swing. The P.-T. A. at its December meeting on Tuesday evening voted to cooperate with the Community Club in giving Christmas baskets to needy families. Mrs. Clifton Grouse led in a very interesting and helpful panel discussion of ways to make home life more attractive to both children and parents. Those who took part were Miss Irma Nichols, Mns. Harry Hoi- singer, Mrs. Paul Hoffman, Mrs. Elmer Hoffman, Mrs. Boone Jarrell, Mr. Calvin Lynch and Rev. Otis B. Reed. Christmas carols were sung. The special meetings at the Church of the Brethren will close with Sunday evening's meeting. Every evening until then Elder Rufus Bucher preaches and Rev. J. C. Beam leads in a half hour of sacred song. This is Elder Bucher's third campaign here, the first having been twenty-five years ago, and the second eight years ago. These books have lately been added to Ridgely Community Library: "Tide-water Virginia," by Paul Wils- tach; "The War of the Worlds," by H. G. Wells; "Maris" and "Homing", by Grace Livingston Hill; "The Thundering Herd" and "Border Legion," by Zane Grey; "Chrhtmas Days," by Joseph Lincoln, and several others. Under the, direction of Miss Beatrice Bowers, a gioup of boys and girls arc rehearsing a play entitled "Mrs. Rnndy's Chri'tmas", which wilJ be given as a part of a program next Wednesday evening. The group of smaller children under Miss Bowers' direction will give their program on Wednesday morning at ten o'clock. Mr. Charles High -and Miss Nettie Arnold entertained at dinner on Thursday of last week Rev. and Mrs. J. S. Rittcnhouse a'nd her father, Rev. J. C. Beam, of Eastern, and Mr. and Mrs. Clifton Grouse and daughter, Mary Joyce, and her uncle, Rev. Rufus Bucher, of Quarryville, Pa. Miss Sarah Hoffman, who has boon visiting for a month in Pennsylvania, L; expected home on Sunday, and to be accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Dawson, of Upper Darby, and Mr. and Mrs. Paul Neff, of Buckingham. Mr. and Mrs. John Swing are entertaining their daughter, Mrs. Stanley Zweckbronner, and son, ^Sandy, of Chatham. Over the week-end they entertained also Dr. E. O. Rosenast and family, of Merchantvillo, N. J. Mr. and Mrs. I. E. Mason, Ada MISCELLANEOUS HATTERS Matthews and Mrs. William Harrison visited in Harrington on Wednesday with Mrs. Mason's niece, Mrs. Wee-ley Satterfield. The primary department of the Methodist Sunday School arc preparing a Christmas program. The Reformed School will omit their annual pageant. Mrs. Arthur Scully and grandson, Billie, and Mrs. John Scully and (laughter, Joanna, shopped in Wilmington on Wednesday of last week. Miss Little, of the state recreation staff, of Baltimore, with Miss Pitkin, of Salisbury, met our recreation leaders at the Center on Tuesday. Misses Ada and Elsie Matthews attended a meeting of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union in Denton on Monday evening 1 . Mrs. Frank Kibler and sons, Robert and Francis, visited 1 her father, Mr. Charles Ness, in Dallastown, Pa., Saturday and Sunday. Mrs. Albert Saulsbury and daughter, Pattie, and Mrs. William Rickards and son, Billie, shopped in Baltimore on Monday. Miss Mary Brumbaugh returned to her school in Preston on Sunday, after being out all week before on account of illness. Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Hammond and son, Vcrnon, and Mrs. Ella Swann shopped in Dover on Friday of last week. Mr. Earl Hammond, of Wilmington, is visiting his brothers, Messrs. Charles and Herbert Hammond, of this place. In the contest at Baltimore our Grange won fourth prize with the play "She Was Only a Farmer's Daughter". Miss Beatrice Bower visited in Easton Saturday and took with hei little Miss Nancy McPherson to see Santa. Mrs. Frank Sam is entertained Mrs Frank Benny and Mrs. William James, of Easton, on Thursday of last week. Mrs. Lula Meredith left Wednesday to spend the winter with her sister, Mrs. Ima Cooper, in Wilmington. Toys discarded in the home may find a welcome place somewhere this Christmas time. The Manual Arts Department of Caroline High School has been designated for one of Santa's workshops, where toys will be repaired and made like new. Contributions are solicited. They will be collected promptly on notice to a member of the Rotary Club's committee: John H. Emerson, Gail F. Cooper, T. Conover Crouse. Wesley M. E. Church, Burrsville, will have their Christmas entertainment on Sunday, December 25, at 7:30 p. m. Give a Persian kitten for Christ- nuw this year. Only $5.00.-- Rue Publishing Co., Denton, Md. When man is governed by God, the ever-pre»ent Mind who understands all things, man knows that with God are possible.--Mary "The last portrait in the quartet is that of Holboell, the Danish postal clerk, who in 1904 suggested the use of the tuberculosis Christmas seals, as a means of raising funds for the fight against tuberculosis. The idea was widely adopted and the annual Christmas seal sale soon became an important way of raising money for the tuberculosis campaign, in many countries. Each country originates its own designs and many arc very beautiful. All have one symbol in common -- the double barred cross that is the mark all over the world of the fight against tuberculosis. "The seals sold in this country ore gotten out by the National Tuberculosis Association. The four tiny portraits are only a part of this yenrV series. The remaining 90 seals in each sheet of a hundred, carry a tiny picture of n family group and emphasize the thought of protecting the home from tuberculosis. The seals sell for only a penny apiece, and every seal Mr. George Wilson, of Belair, is here visiting his parents. Mr. Lawrence Wilson is reported improving Mr. and Mrs. Ord Rairigh.are en tcrtaining their son, William, from the University of North Carolina. Jimmie Glover, who has been treat ed in Wilmington Hoepital for si months past, has returned home. Misii Mildred Diamond and friend of Easton, were recent guests of Mr and Mrs. J. Walter Mitchell. Mrs. Clinton Guthrie and children Betty nnd Clinton Junior, will sho; in Philadelphia on Saturday. Mrs. Isabel Andrews is home afte an illness, during which she was wit her daughter in Greensboro. Mrs. Ronald Lone visited her moth cr, Mrs. J. M. Haymaker, in Centre ville, on Wednesday. Dr. Fred Wright is improving hi property here, on Second avenue East, with a new roof. Mrs. Fred Friedel has rcturne from a visit with her son and daugh ters, near Chester. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Stedman an son, Gene, recently visited Baltimore HOMEMAKER CLUBS Written lly Publicity Chairman aud llesfic M. Spaflori, Home Demuustr.itSuiiAucut. Bethlehem Homumnkcrs Club met n the community house at Bethlehem n Tuesday, 13th, for the rogular lonthly meeting'. The meeting wasj ·Ulcd to order by our president. The, ong leader being absent, the collect as repented, after which roll call nd minutes of last meeting were, sad. Officers for the ensuing year ere elected. We then planned and ut out a full layette for a baby in needy family in our community. 'olicious refreshments were served y our hostess, Mrs. Pauline Blades. he Christmas party was planned, ate to be set later. Next meeting rill be held at the home of Mrs. amcs B. Todd in January. The Farm Products show planned y the Tuckahoe Neck 4-11 Boys Club or the 20th of December has been ostponed on account of an outbreak f mumps among the young people, he new date named is January 3; ic place for the show, the Hillsboro chool. E VERY CAUTIOUS DURING CHRISTMAS WEEK Increased vigilance on the part of oth motorists and pedestrians is rged by the Keystone Automobile lub'in a bulletin warning of danger- us traffic conditions in shopping istricts, during the Christmas sea- on. "Motor vehicle traffic as well a.s edestrian traffic," said Matthew P. anley, Manager of the Eastern hore Division of the Club, "is usu- lly heavy because of the Christmas topping 'rush'. Drivers should be cx- remely careful in passing through lopping districts. "Care should be exercised at inter- cctions, for pedestrians are liable o dart from the sidewalk at uncx- ected times. 'Jaywalkers' also, are revalent at.this time." Pedestrians are also urged to use aution when crossing streets. "Many hoppers," continued the Club manger, "arc unused to walking in heavy raffic and become confused. This is specially true of elderly persons. In lew of the obvious hazards, we rec- mmcnd that all walkers cross only t intersections and especially during lis time of the year. In brief, we wish to urge upon very motorist and every pedestrian ic need for caution in congested reas. Each year accident records oar in the pro-Christmas season and cneral cooperation will be required to revent the toll from rising this year, he attempted 'saving' of a few min- tes often proves costly in human fo." IRS. MARY CATHERINE FLU- II ARTY Mrs. Mary Catherine Fluharty, vidow of the late Benjamin A. Flu- arty, of Preston, Maryland, died at le home of her daughter, Mrs. 0. W. avis, at Milford, Delaware, Dec. 4, 938, after reraching an age of 89 ears. Funeral services were comluct- d at the Avenue M. E. Church, Milord, Delaware, December 8, 1938, 3r. Frank Herson officiating. Her ephews, Messrs. Ronald and Victor 'urner, of Preston, Maryland, Messrs. )rem and Thomas Fluharty, of Wl- mington, Delaware; Mr. Ollic Mur- hy, of Easton, Md., and Mr. Irvin laull, of Lewes, Del., were pall-bear- rs. Interment was made in the fam- y plot in the Odd Fellows ccme- ery at Milford, Del. Surviving her re two, daughters, Mary A. Fluharty, f Preston, Md,, and Mrs. Bertie Davis, f Milford, Del., thrTe grandchildren, Irs. Olive Davis Wilkins, of Milford, Del.; Misses Elva C. and Dorothy R. Davis, of Boston, Mass., and one sis- ;r, Mrs. Matthew Fluharty, of Willington, Del. Eighty-nine long years she spent with us, wars and peace sped by: The iivil War; the Spanish American Var; the World War, and peace ere he left us. To know her was to love er and by her faith and goodness we were inspired with courage to press nward through life's journey and to meet life's hardships with a song in ur hearts. A life of loveline-s and ..eauty--a soul has gone out in the and of the ever-living. Her gentleness reaches beyond the confines of ur small circle to add more of warmth and color to the whole universe. Her life was like n rich cathe- Iral window with the last rays of the ivening sun, the rose of love, the sky due of serenity, the mosaics of Christ ind little children blessing the whole scene"., Loving life as it came, she ended the sick and clothed the needy, watched over the children--"suffer ittle children to come unto me". She utened to their little joys and sorrows, to their secrets and they grew .o manhood and womanhood the bct- for her love. She is gone--great- heart is just away. A thin mist hides icr from our eyes but not from oui icarts. Tomorrow the mist will rise and her children, grandchildren, relatives and friends will realize more r ully a life crowned with honor am ;lory. _ SMITHSON Mr. and Mrs. James Toft and Miss Carolyn Toft and Mr. and Mrs. Mel vin Willoughby were Salisbury vis itors on Saturday. There will be a Christmas enter tainment held at Smithson Church 01 Tuesday evening, December 27. Ev erybody welcome. Mr. and Mrs. Mclvin Willoughbj and little son, Robert, spent Tucsdaj evening with Mr. and Mrs. Jamc Toft. Don't forget the preaching service at Smithson Church every Sundn; evening by the Rev. J. T. Baynnrd. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Worm enter taincd relatives from Riverhead, L. I over the week-end. Mrs. A. McCarty spent Thursdo with Mr. and Mrs. Raymond McCarty in Easton. Mr. and Mrs. Harold Dew vfritc Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Hall last Sunday HILLSBORO-QUEEN ANNE LETTER Newsy Items from the Twin Towns Along the Tuckahoe Little Philip Walters, who was operated on for appendicitis at Eahton Hospital ten days ago, is getting along nicely and came home on Tuesday. Messrs. Win. Thompson, Eugene Knotts, Mrs. Elizabeth Evans, Mrs. Hciimiii Worth nnd Mrs. N. E. Knott pent Monday in Wilmington. Mt.s. Mary Howe and hon, M i . rancis Uowe, were supper guests of Irs. Lizzie Lighlncr on Wednesday veiling. Mr. and Mrs. Kemp Stewart and nughter, Sharon, nnd Mrs. Geo. B. tcwart were in Wilmington on Monay. Mr. and Mrs. Morton Taylor, of hestnut Hill, Pa., were recent vis- :ors of Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Beaven. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Fisher and uby have rctuincd to Red Bunk, N. , after spending some time here. Miss Frances Fi.sher has returned o her school, at Willow Grove, Pa., ftcr spending sonic time here. Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Eaton and Mrs. !h:is. Jarrell were Philadelphia visors this week. Mr. E. B. Davis left this week to ntcr a Philadelphia hospital for reatment. Mrs. Geo. B. Stewart and Miss adic Wothcrs visited Cambridge on unday. Mrs. Brown Eaton and mother, Irs. Meintzcr, spent Wednesday in nston. Mrs. Sarah Harris is improving nd able to be down stairs. QUEEN ANNE The Queen Anne Community Club vill entertain the Community Club of [illsboro at its annual Christmas arty, on December 20. Plans for th. 1 arty were made at the regular mcet- ng on Tuesday evening of last week, he Hillsboro club will have its usual hristmas party for members and ieir friend? on Monday evening. At 10 meeting of the local group last ·eek the Nominating Committee ·ere instructed to prepare the slate or next year's officers and present t at the next meeting. Mrs. Henry lorgan is chairman of the comniit- ee. After the usual business meet- ig the committee served pic and cof- ce, and a short program of games given. The committee for Decemer: Mrs. Henry Morgan, Mrs. Horce Morgan and Mrs. Oscar Briscod. Rev. A. W. Strickland preached in ic Hillsboro M. E. Church on Sun- ay morning from the story of The Vicked Husbandmen. In the evening is subject was "David". The Ep- ·orth League services were led by liss Barbara Walters. A meeting of ue Sunday School Board was held mmediately after the morning ser- ice, at which plans were decided on cgarding the annual Christmas pro- ram and treat for the Sunday chool. This will be held on Tuesday vening, December 27. Santa Claus s expected to be present on that eve- ing. The high school boys and girls ave divided into two teams, three of he boys and the same number of iris, and arc playing each other in cgular big league style. Leaders of he three teams are Joseph Colgain, Charles Cannon Barton and Harry 3ibson Jr. Friendly rivalry and com- etition arc being keenly enjoyed by he two groups. The proceeds of the recent supper ponsored by the Community Club nd high school jointly, was reported o be $108.16 net, after deducting all xpenses. The amount has been divid- d equally between the school and lub. Both are very grateful to those vho helped in any way to make the upper a success. Hillsboro M. E. Sunday School will cgin at 9:30 on Sunday morning in he future. Owing to the interesting rograms being put on under th'e di- ection of the superintendent, Mr. J. Bramble, the hour is not long nough to do full justice to the lesson, enee the added fifteen minutes. The prayer meeting at St. Paul's Church, Queen Anne, will be held on 'hureday evening. St. Paul's Christmas program will be given on next junday evening. The program for the hildren, and the usual treat for the cholars, will be on Friday evening, )eccmber 23. The Hillsboro Woman's Home Mis- ionary Society met on Tuesday af- ernoon at the home of Mrs. Howard flowers. St. Paul's M. E. Church jadies' Aid and Woman's Home Mis- iionary Societies met on Wednesday if last week with Mrs. Ernest Emory is hostess. Mrs. Showard Culver, of Hebron, pcnt last week nt the home of hei parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Morgan. Hiss Addic Morgan, who has returned .'rom the University of Maryland Hospital, Baltimore, is gravely ill as his U written, we regret to report, Revival meetings at Ruthsburg M. ,,. Church have closed, after two veeks of services. Rev. A. W. Strick- nnd is pastor of the church. Revival jervices will begin at the Hillsboro M. E. Church on Sunday, January 1st. Mr. Gurney Tarbutton, of Denton, was a recent guest of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Hop- dns. Mr. Raymond Schurman, now a member of the Goldsboro CCC, was week-end visitor in Queen Anne AGED FARMER BEATEN BY CHICKEN THIEVES Thomas J. Todd, 70-year-old far mer and former bank director, of thi. Fifth district, was in a critical condition Thursday after an attack bj two white men whom he surprised n ..is chicken-house. Mr. Todd, recupe? siting from a long illness this sum mcr, was felled and beaten on the head and back. He surprised the mei about 3 o'clock in the morning when he investigated noises in the chicken house. The pair fled, carrying off some poultry. Physicians feare pneumonia might develop. Mr. Tod dragged himsolf back into the house where he lives with his wife. He wa hospitalized for seven weeks thi summer with a severe illness. Mr Todd was a director of the First Na tional Bank, Federalsburg, until closed several years ago. He had no actively resumed farming this fall. The Community Club met in the 'iremen's Hall Tut-day afternoon ·ith an attendance of twenty- :irct? iniMiibers. Mi h. (I. C. Caimine nd Mrs. B. T. Rolibins nave- a read- ig on Great Ameiican Women of the ast and present. The.se readings ·ere very interesting and enjoyed by II present. The annual Christmas arty will be held at tjlie home of Miv. ohn Noble next Tuesday evening. 11 members please be present. Miss Doris Brown was taken ser- 3usly ill at the home of Mr. and Mr.-,. U I H anil Upon culling Dr. Plummet- be pionounced it an attack of ap- endicitis. She was carried home and ushud immediately to the hospital ere she wan operated on at once. Mr. and Mrs. Roland Towers were osts at a turkey dinner on Sunday. Ir. and Mrs. W. Brown, Miss Doris irown, Mr. Chester Towers,, of Washington, and Mr. and Mrs. Clayon Taylor, of Preston, were the ucsts. Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Wright cntcr- aincd with a six o'clock dinner Sat- rday night. The invited guests wer ri : Ir. and Mrs. H. R. Taylor, Mr. and Irs. Walter Wright and- Mr. and Irs. J. L. Taylor and daughter, Bcr- ice. The school is preparing a Christmas play to be given some time next veek. Watch for posters announcing lie date. Mr. and Mrs. Shannon Wade and on, of Washington, were the guests f Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Taylor the past veek. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Decn and ons were dinner guests of Mr. and Irs. Victor Dccn last Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Noble, Mrs. Fulton Noble and Miss Edith Noble pent Monday in Philadelphia. Mrs. T. L. Nugent has returned omo after spending a week with her aug'hter, in Wilmington. Mrs. A. M. Willey and daughter, lanetta, shopped in Baltimore re- ently. Mrs. Paul Van Dyke entertained he Saturday afternoon club on Sat- rday. Miss Marie Taylor is spending the week-end with Baltimore friends. PRESTON TEMPLEVILLE Among those who shopped in Willington last week were Mrs. Gurney Jiotts, Mrs. D. C. Haynes, Mrs. Katie Stafford, Miss Blossom Cooper, Miss lary Knotts and Temple Stafford. Mrs. Thomas Pearson, Mrs. Hall nd daughter, Esthel, attended the vedding of Miss Olive Satterficld and Ir. Clifltton Everett in Busic Church aturday afternoon. Services for Antioch M. E. Church unday, December 18, arc as follows: unday School, 10 a. m., followed by sermon by the pastor, Rev. Elwyn Innis at 11 a. m. Rev. and Mrs. Ehvyn Ennis and aughtcrs, Mary Louise and Ann Carline, were supper guests of Mrs. innie Hall and daughter, Esthel, iunday. , Miss Louise Golt returned home lunday from a week's visit with her rother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Irs. Walter Cannon, of Beach Haven, . J. Mr. and Mrs. Amos Wyatt and aughter, Doris Ann, of Marydel, pent Sunday with the latter's par- nts, Mr. and Mrs. Gurney Knotts. Mr. Paul Shclton has moved from he Heather Farm, near town, to the louse of Mr. Oscar Lord, next to Cord's service station in town. Several of our townspeople moored to Marydel Tuesday night and card Percy Crawford and his quar- ette, of Philadelphia. We arc glad to know that Mrs. ledford Starkey, who has been quite ick, is able to be out again. Mr. Charles Maske, of Leipsic, Del., pent the week-end with his mother, Mrs. Annie Maske. The annual Christmas entertainment will be held in the church De- ember 22nd. MARYDEL Mrs. Pearl Jones and eon, James, nd James Pratt, of Henderson, spent Sunday evening with Mr. and Mrs. lhas. Shewbrooks and daughter, 'hyllis. Mrs. Raymond Macken and Mr. nd Mrs. T. Smith, of Baltimore, vis- ted the former's mother, Mrs. Fannie Hummer, on Sunday. Mr. Harry Smith, Jr., of George- own, spent the week-end with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Smith. Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Ball, of Dover, vere visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. Wesley Walls on Sunday. Miss Dorothy Shultie visited her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Shultie, of Henderson, recently. Mr. Price Kaler, of Washington, pent the week-end with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. R. Kaler. Mr. and Mrs. Herman Cohee spent Sunday with Mrs. John Cohee and son, jinwood, of Greensboro. Master Edward West spent the week-end with his grandmother, Mrs. Mary Daley, of Hartly. Mrs. T. O. Ford entertained at cards on Friday evening. Mr. Herman Cohee has accepted a position in Wilmington. RIDGELY Mrs. Harford Porter and Mrs. J. B. Colgain visited their brother, near Dover, on Sunday. Mr. R." G. Dean and sister, Mrs. Kate Booker, spent Wednesday mom- ing in Centrcville. Mr. Daniel G. Connolly, of Queenstown, is visiting his daughter, Mrs, A. W. Saulsbury. Miss Brubaker and sister, of Denton, called on 'Mrs. Harford Porter on Wednesday. There will be a party nt the Recreation Center on Friday night. You arc invited. Rev. Harold Hafer and family lef Friday for their new home in Lan caster, Pa. / Mr. William Porter, of the Mes scnger Barge, visited his parents las Friday. Ted died Monday, aged twenty-one Only a poodle, but loving and loved Mrs. Allen Temple last week enter taincd Mrs. Paul Temple, of Easton Mr. and Mre. Charles Cockrell ar spending some days in New York. GREENSBORO AND ITS ENVIRONS Newsy Items Concerning Second District People and Matter* The Caroline County Board of Education, by Benjamin C. Willis, county superintendent of schools, has advertised for bids for alteration of the Grtensboro High School, the last project in the $105,000 school improvement program partially financed by PWA funds. The estimated cost of the alteration is §7,500. Bids will be opened at the office of the Board of Education, at Dcnton, December 23. Other school improvements includtd in the five-unit program are at the Fcderalsburg High School, the Denton High School, the Lockerman High School for Negro children, at Dcnton, and a new two-room schoolhousc at Hillsboro, for which bids have been advertised. On Christmas night the Greensboro Baptist Church will present a well rounded program. It will include selection.', recitations, drills and candlelight service by the different departments of the Sunday School. The .special feature of the program will be a pageant entitled "Good Will Toward Men" portraying the First Christmas. Appropriate costumes and stage effects are being carefully arranged so the pageant will be as vivid and as realistic as possible. Special music has been arranged. Come to the Greensboro Baptist Church Christmas night and you will forget your troubles. Our wide-awake Lions Club is sponsoring the first Santa Claut- Day for Greensboro on Saturday, December 17, and the committee is leaving nothing undone to make this day a real success in Greensboro. Santa Claus will arrive in Greensboro by sleigh at 1 o'clock and will be greeted y the Greensboro band and hundreds f children in front of the bank. Sana will have a gift for every child, o bring them along. Mrs. Arthur Bennett, of Wilming- on; E. L. Bennett, son and daugh- er, Junior and Janet, of Linwood, 'a., and Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Wyatt, f Greensboro, were dinner guests on unday of Mr. and Mrs. Luther Benett, of Goldsboro. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Baynard and on, Mr. and Mrs. Norman Baynard nd daughter, Mr. and Mrs. John R. arvis and son were among thosa rom Greensboro who visited in Wilmington last Saturday. Mrs. Lester Stevenson, of Wilmington, visited her sister, Mrs. *alph Sharp, on Tuesday. Mrs. Mil-on Roe, of Wilmington, is spending he week with her sister, Mrs. Sharp. Mrs. J. R. Meekins, Mrs. Oscar Vyatt, accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Henry Wyatt, of Felton, to Wilming- on on Thursday of last week. Marley Finder and family, who ave resided at Eglantine Farm for everal years, moved near Dover the rst of this week. Mrs. Earl McClyment, who has een a patient in Emergency Hosl, Easton, returned home Tues- ay. Mrs. Ed. Edwards and daughter, f Delaware, were guests at the home f Mrs. Annie Edwards last Monday. Mrs. Georgia Swnnn is visiting her on and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Irs. Oscar Swann, at Chestcrtown. Mrs. Michael Ash, Mrs. Oscar A. Nichols and sons, Edward .and Junior, pent Tuesday in Wilmington. Mr. and Mrs. Thurman Passwaters nd son, Billy, spent the week-end with friends in Pennsylvania. William Taylor and Ben Beckham pent the week-end in Virginia, trav- ling over the Skyline Drive. Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Kinnamon, of Marcus Hook, Pa., spent tbe week- nd with Mrs. Ida Clark. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Engrain, of ordova, spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Fred Johnson. Miss Shirley Selleck, of Goldsboro, pent the week-end with ML=s Betty [archer. Mrs. James Pinder spent Wednes- ay with Mrs. Sallie Nichols. Master Bob Draper is among those in the sick list. GOLDSBORO Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Jackson and daughter, Martha Anne; Mr. and Mrs. SV. W. Sylvester and Mrs. Sallie Smith, of Denton; Mrs. Martha Barus" and Miss Anna Jackson, of Greensboro, were dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Brown, near own, last Sunday. The Sewing Circle held their Christmas party in the assembly hall n Tuesday night. Much fun was had by the exchange of the capsule steer's gifts, when each one found out iv-ho their sister was. Refreshments of ce cream and wafers were then erved. Mr. and Mrs. Wm. C. Ross and on, Edward; Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Hughes and daughter, Regina, and firs. Emma Johnson spent Sunday with Mrs. Hester Wilson and daugh- er, Miss Mary, in Wilmington. Rev. and Mrs. J. C. Bobbitt, Mrs. J. C. Wright, Mrs. J. C. Kinnamon and Mrs. Esther DeWitt were in Bal- imore on Tuesday to attend the meet of the young people's camp. Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Shockley, of East New Market, Va., and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Shoekley, of Easton, spent Sunday with their mother, Mrs. Mollie Shockley. Mr. and Mrs. Roland Cartwright and daughters spent the week-end with Mrs. Cartwright's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Palmatory, at North East, Md. Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Murphy had aa dinner guests on Tuesday Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Sylvester, of Denton, and Mrs. Carrie Jarmnn. Mr. and Mrs. A. D. y Quillen, Mrs. Norman Smith and Mrs. Esther DeWitt were in Wilmington on Saturday on a shopping trip. Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Short and daughter, of Baltimore, were gnesta of Dr. and Mrs. H. F. Silver on Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Elbert Sannders spent Sunday with their son, Harry, and wife, in Washington. Mns. Roth Cartwright and mother, Mrs. Mollie Shockley, were in Wfl-' mington on Friday, Mr. Lewis Jonea, of Philadelphia,, visited his mother here daring thi- 1 week-end. Mrs. Clifford Schaobe is visiting her mother, near Odessa, DeL SPAPFR SPAPFRI

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