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PUBLISH*!/ BVEBY SATURDAY BY MELVIN JOHNSON INCORPORATED BENJAMIN F. JOHNSON, President tad TnMom MABY MELVIN, Vle»-Pre«!d«t Mid Secretary. at th« Pottcfficc »t Dcnton. Md_ »· nuttar. Saturday Morning, December 24, 1938 CHRISTMAS 1938 Just ahead of us is a time when we shall hear over and over, in churches, on the radio, singing in the street, cheating in our memories, "Holy Night, Silent Night." It brings us a feeling of peace--pleasant and soothing. But to what depths of our being it would go if sometime during this Christmas period we should close our eyes and go in spirit to that night two thousand years ago. Holy night--our spirit kneels before its significance. Silent night--our faces lift to the quiet etars, marveling 1 at the destiny of this night. Softly above our heads we hear the sing- Ing of the herald angels. We stand among the startled shepherds and tremble at the miracle. And far off, silhouetted against the spreading light we see three wise men riding across the desert--only three out of all the world who saw and believed, who rose and followed the etar of Bethlehem till it came and stood over where tbe young child lay. "And lo, the star which they saw in the East went before them. And when they were come into the house they saw the young child with Mary, his mother, and fell down and worshipped him; and when they had opened their see anything except a tiny baby at her breast alter the long, long hours of waiting in the half-world between life and death. It seemed hours later that the door opened and a white figure came toward the man and woman. The man's eyes were beseeching as he looked up, the woman's still unseeing. ... Back in a police cell another man was on his knees praying to God with all his heart. . . . "The doctor thinks your little girl will live." A low sob broke from the mother's lips and she slumped against her husband. Tenderly, he took her in hi arms and rocked her back and forth like a child. Two hearts were crying out in wild thanks. It would be Christmas after all, thought the nurse ns she walked away--Christmas for two families. Man had blundered again a«d wa-3 again forgiven.--William Berry, Editor Keystone Motorist. HOPE FOR A HAPPY CHRISTMAS treasures they presented unto him gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh." Two thousand years have gone by since love was made form and walked in our midst. And yet we have not learned to love. Still we bring to this Christmas night unbelief and hatred- and fears--a long procession bearing dark gifts throughout the years. Can we not on this coming holy night in this troubled world take a few moments to listen with those shepherds of long ago to the song of the shining aVgel--"Unto us is born this night a Savior of all people"--and to the song of the heavenly hosts-"Peace on earth, good will to men"? ' Con we not like those three wise men travel across the desert of waste that is in the life and heart of every one of us and kneel in spirit before the One Altogether Lovely and lay at His feet gifts of renewed faith, of deep thankfulness that He is the one §avior of all people? A CHRISTMAS STORY It was going to be a white Christmas. The big 1 , soft snownakes were falling in slow-moving cascades against the yellow street lamps. Footstep; were- muffled, voices sounded far away. The lights from little windows shone warmly on the powdery whiteness of a world sliding into darkness. Little Kathie thought it all very grand as she hurried home from her errand to the store. Almost like a movie, she thought. And then, because she was just, a very little girl --eight, I think it was--she eaid what she was thinking right out loud. "It's grand, isn't it?" said Kathie to no one at all. And then she squealed--a'very quiet, personal sort of a squeal. Maybe you some of the An investigating committee with an appropriation of 500 thousand dollars is looking into the morals of monoplies. The job contemplates a complete study of the nation's economic system. To begin with, there is a general admission that a monopoly may not be a monster, after all. That seems to be a case of giving the defendant the benefit of doubt. The inquiry may cep- arate the sheep and goats. Dr. Isador Lubin, United States Commissioner of Labor Statistics, told the Committee that the average American family in the $1,250 class was unable to swing iteelf. A little boost of $250 a year for each family, he said, would increase movie admissions approximately $45,000,000 a year; and a hypothetical increase of $2 a day for each of the 5,200,000 families would make every industry prosperous because there would be plenty of purchasing power. Most of the testimony during the first week related to patents and the automobile industry. The patent system did not suffer much under the searching investigation. Charles F. Kettering of General Motors, was a star witness. "May I say to you, Mr. Kettering," interposed Senator O'Mahoney, Chairman, "that I feel very much stimulated by your testimony. I think a many of us here at the Capital appreciate the fact that the time has come, if we are to preserve free government, when we have got to discover the natural laws which govern governments, a ad how we can work in accord with them." Representative Sumner added: "If we cannot preserve this government, all these big fortunes that are being built up and all these mechanical developments would be a mockery.. . . Doctors will try out a new idea on a guinea pig first, and they will be pretty cautious. Of cour-e we are not." only a fair level. The trend i; upward, but no great betterment is expccter for the next month to two. LIFE INSURANCE: This indu.-,- try's sales arc often a good index uf purchasing power. Recently they have shown substantial improvement. But this improvement is, ino-t think, due largely to the fact that the companies, because of investment conditions, have been forced to rcduco their guaranteed "dividends." Prospective buyers have rushed to purchnse policies- under the old, more favorable term-. MOTORS: Is booming along in fine shape. The American public's appetite for cars is appaieutly insatiable--and it appears that mnny families will sacrifice almost anything else in order to obtniu a new model. CONSTRUCTION: Is steadily improving, especially in the residential field, when adjustment for seasonal trends is made. This is one of the best phases of the entire recovery movement. --oOo-- More and more news is beginning to leak out concering the Adniinistrii-1 tion'a vast rearmament plan. It seems certain that hundreds of millions will be spent next year for buttlo- hips, planes and expansion of nil the arms of the military service. This forthcoming 'war budget" will doubtless be the largest, for peace time, in our history. In the meantime, there is considerable talk about possible ways of financing it. The President has said that he does not want to do that by adding to the debt--that he fnvors a pay-as-we-go plan so far as possible. At the same time, sentiment geiier-' ally in Congress seems to be ngninst new taxes. One suggested solution is for the Administration to liquidate some of the tremendous assets held by the RFC. This bureau Ls a big partner in American industry, and its holdings run into the billions. They arc, however, difficult to realize on--no one believes the RFC would dump securities on the open market, as that would be certain to cause a sharp break in values. So, even though Congress is unwilling, it may become necessary to pay for rearmament with new taxes, 01 IT DOESN'T MAKE MUCH DIFFERENCE Not a week ROCS by but that the old controversy comes up about reorganizing the National Government. Ever since the beginning of the World War the Government's staffs have been growing. Bureaus and agencies have multiplied. The President's plan for reorganization would not decrease the expense of government. The claim is that it would make government more efficient. On the other hand Congress would reorganize along practically the same lines, if it had its way. The only difference is that the Congress is willing to work out the law and let Hie President approve its plans, or veto it. Really, it doesn't make much difference whether the Government reorganization is made by the Admin- A U A A VU-1 I I I U I I It; l i b I T I V I * I t W t V l,«J..A i; .1, U l . * . _ higher old taxes. If the latter course If?*!TM ° r b / Congress. The thing could have guessed eight or nine dozen thoughts that were racing through Katnie's excited little head as she walked through the snow on Christinas Eve. A very confused jumble, of course--red stockings hung at the fireplace, mince pie and turkey, Mother's smile when she opened Kathie':.present, a glittering Christmas tree, Daddy's head through clouds of cigar smoke and almost suffocating visions of a marvelous doll that turned its head and opened its eyes when you wound it. up. No room in that little, golden head for anything else this glorious Christmas Eve. And as she stepped off the curb to cross the street toward home she heard nothing until, without warning, blinding headlights caught her full in the eyes. She stood frozen in terror brakes screeched a dull thud . . . and a piteous scream pierced the air. ,, A moment later there were excited voices and hurrying footsteps. They picked up the little crumpled body and, with sirens shrieking, sped it off to the hospital. Doctors looked down at the little white face. Nursw hurried back and forth. There was the smell of ether and whispers. And outside in the cold white corridor Mother sat staring ahead at nothing and Daddy dug his nails into the palms of his handd to keep from going crazy. Someone had told him the man at the wheel of the car had been drinking. A man with a family of his own. hurrying home on Christmas Eve from a little celebration. The police stopped asking him questions when he became hysterical. His family didn't know yet. They were wondering why he was so late for dinner-his wife and boy and little girl. His little girll And behind the steel doors of the operating room men in white robes were fighting for anothi-r little girl's life. The little girl who crept into his bed with him on winter mornings and snuggled her golden head against his cheek. The little girl whose head was full of Christmas dreams and marvelous dolls. The little girl he might never hold in his arms again. AH because of an irresponsible fool behind the.-wheel of an automobile. Their whole little world filled with sadden tragedy because of a man he had never seen. His Kathie lying still and broken, and outside other little gtrfs, tacked in warm beds, dreaming of Christmas morning. The man in the hospital corridor toned his head away so that his little girl's mother couldn't dee the burning fear in his eyes. She didn't Mr. Kettering added about all the human touch there was in the proceedings. He traced the progress of industry, and predicted that the next half-century would be one of unprecedented technological and scientific advancement; that the next fifty years will witness greater progress than ever before in the history of in- dusty. With all this optimism being generated in the government's legislative mills the people of our country may have a Happy Christmas--J. E. J. ECONOMIC HIGHLIGHTS The decline in industrial activity during the nine months following August, 1937, was the sharpest on record for any comparable period, reports the United States News. The recovery movement that set in six months ago, according to the same source, has no precedent in rapidity of movement, with the exception of the brief pre-NRA boom. These comparisons are based upon the Federal Reserve. Board's index of industrial production, which is a generally accepted barometer of industrial illness or health. This index uses the 1923-25 average as a "normal," with a rating of 100. In August, 1937, the reading was 117--almost as high as in 1929. In the subsequent May, it had dropped to the abysmal low of 76--a drop of. over 30 per cent in less than a year. Since May, 1938, the index has risen 24 points, which is close to half as much as it gained, on the average, in the four preceding years. We thus have regained something more than half the ground we lost in the 1937 "recession." Big question is. When can we expect to regain the rest of the ground ? In answering that, most economists are playing a wary game. There is no lack of good signs on the economic horizon. At the same time, there arc is chosen, it is likely that the income tax on all or most brackets will be increased one or two per cent. CENTRIFUGAL FORCE Winter touring calls for carefulness and skill at the wheel. That's up to We Drivers who need to realize that Old Man Centrifugal Force is always ready to push us off the road. He has an exceptional advantage on curves and corners. Patches of snow and Ice trick the best of drivers, epccially on curves, and tightspots. It doesn't do to overlook the laws of "centrifugal force." Aviators bank their planes at turns by tipping them with the controls. But even though we all know about centrifugal force, few of us realize how powerful it is, and how much greater it "gets" We Drivers, the faster we go. A 3,000-pound car making a turn of 500-fect radius, has to overcome a centrifugal force of only about 15G pounds at 20 miles an hour. But at 30 miles an hour, that force has grown to 360 pounds, and at 60 it is nine times Uij great as at 20. . . over fourteen hundred pounds trying its best to push us off the road! The only thing that keeps us on the road in the first place is the friction between our tires and the road. The minute the centrifugal force gets stronger than the force of that friction, off the road we go. On road trips, after we have driven at a certain speed for a long time, it i=eems a small matter to increase our speed a few miles an hour. Then after a while we add a few .speed miles, until finally we have lost our usual rcnse of how fast we are going. Then, the first thing we know, we arc facu- to-face with a turn, or even halfway around it, when wo catch Old Man Centrifugal Force trying to push us off the road. So what do we do? We clamp down the brakes. It's the only thing we can do. Approaching a corner is often a test of good driving. For, if conditions permit, it is often desirable to increase speed moderately a. we go around a curve. As long as our rear wheels are not being retarded, but are actually pushing us around the curve, our steering is effective and our car is under control. The long and short of it is that we can't take liberties with the law; of momentum and centrifugal force. LETTERSJTO SANTA Denton, Mel., Dec. 22, 1038 Dear Santa CInus: I have been a good boy and I have been to schooj every Jay this year. For Christmas I want boots, gun, suit, train, and candy, oranges, bananas. Please don't forget Father, Mother and my two sisters. Your little friend, Wallace Nichols. Denton, Md., Dec. 21, 1938 Dear Santa Claus, I am a little girl G years old and have been very good. I go to Andersontown School and am in the First Grade. For Christmas I would like to have a big baby doll, pair golaihes, rain coat, games, candy, nuts and oranges. Please don't forget Mother, Daddy and my brother. Your little friend, Betty Patten. Denton, Md., Dec. 23, 1938 Dear Santa Glaus: I am a little boy three years old and have been a good little boy. For Christmas I want a tricycle, train, truck, milk wagon, horses, cow.3, musical top, candy, oranges, apples and nuts. Plca;e don't forget my Mother and Daddy, my grandmothers and grandfathers. Your little friend, Carlton Marion Dukes. Hint is important Ls--do it. As long as checks and balances are preserved so that each branch retains its constitutional rights the public will likely be sati ficd. SAUER RUBEN GIVES VARIETY TO THE DAILY WINTER FARE "Saucr rubcn" or fermented turnips, is made in much the same man- r,er as sauerkraut, according to Miss Margaret McPhcetcrs, nutrition spa- cialist for the University of Maryland Extension Service. The characteristic turnip flavor is changed somewhat and much ol the strong odor is gone. Prcscived in this way, turnips add variety to the daily fare, just as sauerkraut does. Fall turnips make the best sauer niben. For finest flavor and texture, select medium sized turnips, those ranging from 2% to 3% inches in diameter. Smaller ones lack flavor and larger oneu arc inclined to b-j woody and tough. Those with the highest sugar content give best results. 31iss McPhccters advises washing! and shredding the turnips, using a i Sunda y and Monday, shredder if that is possible. The tur-! Grayson and Hateva Smith, of the- GREENSBORO Edward Vandegrift, Robert Wright and Carlton Porter, students at the University of Maryland, are at their respective homes for the holidays. Mr. and Mrs. W. Thomas Thornton visited Mrs. Bct-.sie Stevenson and daughter, Mrs. Eivrl Thomas, in Harrington, last Sunday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Carl Nichols and little daughter, Joyce Anne, spent a few days last week with Mr. and Mns. Henry Shulties, Henderson. Mr. and Mrs. Comegys VanSant and daughter, of Philadelphia, are spending the holidays with his father, Mr. Warren VanSant. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Sipple, of Marcus Hook, were guests of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William H. Sipple, nips should not be peeled and a little less salt is needed for sauer ruben ihan for sauerkraut--about 3% ounces-- of salt to each 10 pounds of shredded turnip. Mix thoroughly in enamel pans nnd then put into open stone jars until the desired acidity is reached. At this point the product can be packed in various ways. The main thing is to exclude air throughout thp fermentation and storing pro- a number of puzzling unfavorable factors. The Annalist puts the cas accurately, when it says: "There would be more assurance of a con tinuation of the present recovery movement if there were not so many individual indicators that by this'time should be reflecting the recovery movement, but thus far have done so either not at all or- to a limitcc extent." Many experts think that in the near future the rate of recovery may tend to slow--but that the movement will go ahead, even though it is in second or low gear. It is an important fact that most business leaders are not greatly worried about what the next Congress will do--they feel that our lawmakers, after earnest analysis of the last election returns, will veer steadily to the right. A few business briefs of interest follow: PRICES: Commodity prices recently took a fairly sharp drop, though they were well supported and there was no danger of a crash in values. The whole price situation is confused and rather chaotic, and is one of the least bright spots in the business picture. CREDIT: Bank deposits are at almost an all-time high--which means there is an abundant credit basis for business expansion. It will remain to be seen whether business loans will increase accordingly. So far, they haven't. STEEL: Index of production ia at DIFFERENT KINDS OF DEMOCRACY America's first settlers made peace with the Indians and tettled down to farming. Eventually the United States became a great farming country. The boundaries widened and widened and the agrarian evolution never ceased. The homestead act was passed in 1862 and under its provisions there followed the distribution of public lands to all citizens of the country who were willing to accept the responsibilities of pioneering, hard work, and a long and persistent struggle that offered golden opportunities of homes and independence. This forward step in the evolution of the American agrarian system went into operation under the administration of the wise Abraham Lincoln. In the midst of a destructive civil war he gave thought and took aggressive action in planning for the permanent settlement of the West-and the up- building of every mile of country within our national borders. Lincoln threw his full force and power to the support of a transcontinental railroad. Track mileage began to multiply as the curtain rang down on slow going--along the river routcn, vin stage coaches, covered . wagonr, and .he pony express. The agrarian mover,:?nt led the grand march of progress out of the 'orests and the wilderness and the visions of the early Colonial farmen' all came true as the agrarian evolu- ion provided the foundations for the most powerful Democracy in the world. i If the sauer rubcn is packed in University of Maryland, are spendinqr the holidays with their mother, Mrs. Arthur Smith. Miss Peggy Smith, of Garfield Hospital, Washington, ia home with her mother, Mrs. Temple Smith, for the holidays. Mrs. Addie Jewell has returned home from a visit with her brother, Rev. J. Edgar Shockley, at Bruington, Va. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Bickling and children, of Linwood, Pa., were week- THE OYSTER--THE TRUE SYMBOL OF GOOD EATING Oysters and Anemia Dr. Lewis Radcliffe, Director, Oyster Institute of North America, Washington, D. C. When we speak of anemia we generally refer to a deficiency of the red corpuscles (hemoglobin) of the blood. While there are many different types of anemia, the larger number of cases probably fall into the class resulting from deficiency of iron in the diet-simple nutritional anemia--or* pernicious anemia resulting from the failure of the ga=tric juice to elaborate from animal protein some substance which promotes normal red blood ce'l building. Nutritional anemia is quite prevalent in children, especially between the ages of 3 months and "i'h years. After weaning if the diet continues low in iron, the anemia continues to become more acute and the resistance of the child to infections and disease is lowered. While the adult diet is less liable to deficiencies in blood building materials, insufficient intakes of iron are apparently common. According to Dr. Sherman of Columbia University, a margin of safety would require the ingustion of 15 milligrams of iron per day. And yet careful studies of recommended adult menus reveal that a surprisingly high percentage of them fall below Sherman's daily dietary standard. Studies of typical diets of thu rural south reveal a deficiency in iron and suggest the prevalence of nutritional anemia. A brilliant scries of experiments made some years ago disclosed that along with iron, a very small amount of some compound of copper was neces?ary if the soluble compounds of iron are to be absorbed and used by the body. "A chemical analysis of a food to determine what it contains and how much" according to E. J. Coulson, "is of little value in establishing the importance of the food a.3 an article of diet unless it can be shown that these constituents are essential to life, and arc in a form easily available to the digestive system." Twenty=Five Years Ago Taken From The Journal of 26 Year. A*oThl«We«k. Mr. Charles Bcauchamp, Tuckahoe Neck, raises fine porkers. He killed two weighing 3D? and 387, respectively, a few days ago. These pigs weie who with the widow and a son and a daughter, survive. Mr. Howard was a prominent Republican. Mrs. Elizabeth Statum, aged forty- seven, died suddenly at her home, in Denton, on Tuesday morning last, of diabetes, She is survived by her husband, Mr. Leonard Statum, and three daughters, Mrs. Roland Howard, Mrs. Mark Howard, and Mrs. Elmer Downes, all of this county. The funeral was held at the home on Thursday afternoon at two o'clock, Rev. H. A. G. Wcsterfield officiating. Inter- only fourteen months old. mimt took place in Denton cemetery. The great clock, to indicate t h i ' l M r - . Statum was a life-long member progress of the work of collecting the! of the M. E. Church, money for a splendid tri-cuunty hos-j Mrs. Willie Prousc, aged 7G years, pital, to be raised within the next few days, was put in place on the court house balcony, in plain view of Main street, on Tuesday. Electrician Wolf adjusted the wires. Lieut. Enoch B. Garey, U. S. 1 A., has placed on exhibition at the Nuttie Hardware Co.'s store, for two weeks, three of the famous Tien-T.-in rugs which arc attracting so much attention. These rugs are beautiful in color and design and they are splendid specimens of Eastern workmanship. It is interesting to note that it took three skilled workmen five weeks to mnke one of the rugs. This is a rure opportunity to purchase Eastern goods at a reasonable price. Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Jonas have issued cards to announce the marriage | of their daughter, Miss Lola Grace, j and Mr. George Clayton King, of Wil-i mington, Del., on Tuesday, December; 1C, at six o'clock, p. m. The young 1 couple boarded the 2.51 train at Henderson for Wilmington, where they were driven to their future home, 206 West Twenty-fourth street, and were Wise, of M. E. Church, only a few relatives and friends being present. The bride was becomingly attired in a traveling suit of navy blue, with hat to match, and carried white widow of William Seth Prnuse, of Fedfi-alsburg, died Tuesday at the home of hnr son, Harry Prouse, in Philadelphia. Hur body was taken to Federalsburg and buried in Mount Pleasant cemetery. She Li survived by two sons--Harry L. Prouse and Walter D. Prousc, of Philadelphia. SLATS' DIARY BY OLIVER N. WARREN Sunday: The preechcr called on BHstcrses fambly this p. m. and sed to Blistens he hoped Blisters had lerned right from rong at his mothers knee. No re- plide Blisters but I got 1 or 2 idears' about same acroat my fathers knee. Then- the preecher laft and last pot- pularity with Blisters. Monday: I seen in the noosepaper that the govt has a deffeset in its monney so I ast Pa what are that and he scd It are what you havvent much as you had when you diddent have ·. So I supose the govt must of be to loose with its cash as I have offen went and done like wise. Tuesday: The teecher ast the claa? roses and fern, while the groom wore . , , ., i- i 11 i T A- L i ' B°t when you havvent the conventional black. Immediately after the ceremony dinner was served | and later in the evening the guest; were again invited to the dining room, where refreshments were served. At a late hour the guests departed, extending congratulations and best wishes to Mr. and Mrs. King for the future. Many u s e f u l and handsome gifts have been received. Miss Velma C. Towers, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Towers, of Fed cralsburg, and Roland S. Poole, son of Mrs. Robert S. Poole, of Williams buig, were married by Rev. J. A Hudson, of William-burg. They wil make their future home at the oK homestead, near Williamsburg, for merly owned and occupied by the late Ezckiel Williams, great-grandfather of the groom. Miss Helen M. Smith, daughter o' Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Smith, Hurlock, is a pianist of skill. At a recent gathering at Western Maryland College hci playing elicited many complimentary comments. One of the critics said: "Miss Smith is a pianist of marked ability and her rendition was received with many flattering commendations by the audience and by her instructors." glass jars, the lids are left loose to cnd vis ' tors with relatives in and near permit the gas to escape. Once each 1 t o w n 24 hours the lid? are removed, the' Thomas Clark, of the Univensity shreds pushed down into the jars by °* Maryland, College Park, is home means of wooden spoon or blunt stick,! f ° r * he holidays. any overflowed juice returned to the jars, and the lids replaced. Gas ceases to be given off in about 4 days, aftc; which time the jars are sealed tigh and stored at room temperature. Th fermentation period is about 12 to 1 days and the product is then ready for use. ENGINEER GIVES POINTERS ON MAKING THE CELLAR DRY Causes of dampness in cellars, according to Ray W. Carpenter, specialist in agricultural engineering for the University of Maryland Extension Service, are: Land that, is fiat or loping toward the cellar wall; lack of eaves-troughs; failure to keep eaves-troughs and down-spouts in' repair and free from leaves or other debris; ground water close to or highur than the cellar bottom; leaky plumbing, and condensation of air inoi'ture. · The first step is to locate the cause of the trouble. If the land slopes toward the house, rcgrading is the only answer. Of course, defective eaves- troughs and down-spouts can be cleaned out and repaired, usually without much expense. Ground water is more of a problem and calls for a 4-inch tile drain along the outside at the bottom of the ccllaiv.wall. Although high in coat, if not placed at the time of building, tile drains are generally more effective than any expedient applied inside. When the trench is open for placing the tile, there is a good opportunity to waterproof or plaster the outside surface of defective walls. This is generally necessary with walls of tile or concrete block. Condensation or sweating frequently causes dampness which may erroneously be blamed on other factors. During warm weather, cellars are generally cool, often below the dew point of the air in them. This leada to condensation and ventilation is the best remedy for this. A more complete di*ussion of the subject, Mr. Carpenter points out, is given in Farmer's Bulletin 1572, "Making Cellars Dry". It may be obtained free of charge from the U. S. Department of Agriculture. Miss Genevieve Roe, of the National Cathedral, Washington, is home for the holidays. Miss Anne Porter, of Duke University, is home for the holidays. Mr. James Calvin Smith is confined to his home here. Mrs. W. Thomas Thornton is on the sick list. RIDGELY Mr. and Mrs. Fred Flounders will spend Christmas with Fred Junior and family, at McDonogh. Mrs. Clinton Guthrie spent Wednesday and Thursday with her mothy er-in-law, in Kenton. Mrs. Clinton Guthrie and daughter, Bcttie, and son, Clinton, spent Saturday in Philadelphia. Christmas will be celebrated with a midnight mass at St. Benedict's Church, Ridgely. Mr. Davis Wilson left on Wednesday of last week to rpend the winter in Florida. Mr. and Mrs. William Davis re- oice in the birth of a daughter, born Saturday. Rev. Alexander Hen^el is suffering 'rom an attack of grippe. Miss Bettie Guthrie is on the sick Lit this week. In reporting on the results of studies of oysters at the laboratory of the South Carolina Food Research Commission, Coulson and co-workers reached the following conclusions-"The results show that the oyster is equalled or excelled only by liver in the amounts of iron and copper which it may furnish in the diet in an average serving." Basing their conclusions on feeding experiments with laboratory animals, they report-"Oysters should, therefore, be efficacious in the treatment or prevention of those typos of secondary anemia which respond to treatment with iron or iron plus copper. There is- increasing support for the view that dietary deficiencies can best be corrected by proper selection of foods rather than by the use of artificial concentrates or medicinal mixtures. In order to insure an adequate supply of the inorganic constituents for hemoglobin production it would seem a wise plan to include oysters in the diet of the pernicious anemia patient in conjunction with liver extract, since it is known that liver extract relatively low in iron." RURAL ELECTRIFICATION IN CAROLINE SM1THSON Subscribe for the Journal. Mr. and Mrs. William Lewin and wo children, of Yaphank, L. I., are n'siting Mrs. Lewin's parents, Mr. md Mrs. Joseph Worm. A Christmas entertainment will be ictd at Smithson Church on Tuesday vening, December 27. Everybody velcome. Mr. H. Ferrin-;, Miss L. Williams nd Mrs. T. Ferriiv, of Federalsburg, spent Sunday with Mrs. A. McCarty. Miss Edna Wright, of Concord, spent the week-end at the home of Mrs. A. McCarty and family. Gems of Thought For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Rom. 6:23 It requires greater virtue to sustain good fortune than bad. --La Rochefoucauld. The Rural Electrification Administration has given preliminary consideration to an application of the Choptank Cooperative, Inc., Denton, Maryland, for an additional loan of $100000 to extend its rural line; 100 miles to serve some 300 farms in Caroline County, and has outlined the steps which must be completed before an allotment of funds can be made. The original application covered 113 miles to serve 425 members. It will be necessary for the project sponsors to obtain and submit signed applications for membership in the cooperative as well as applications for electrical service from it; also obtain signed easements for the right-of- way for the power lines, and prepare and send to REA a detailed map of the proposed extension. The same retail rate which has already been suggested for the first section of the project will probably apply on this new iscction. Under this rate, residential members pay a minimum of $2.50 a month, for which they may receive 28 kwh, enough electricity to light the average size home adequately and operate an appliance. Col. Luther H. Gadd has been reappointed deputy clerk of the Court of Appeals, a position he ha-; filled to the entire satisfaction of the Hon. C. C. Magrudcr, clerk, and the judges of the Court and the people generally who have business in Maryland's highest tribunal. Mr. and Mrs. Nathaniel Legate- announce the marriage of their daughter, Miss Janie Legates, to Mr. Harry Hall. The ceremony will take place in Bethlehem M. E. Church at half-past seven on the evening of December 25. Mr. Charles L. Herzog, of Ridgely, one of the great players of the Giant Club, of New York, has been elected manager of the Cincinnati club. This is quite an honor and the position is a very profitable one. Mr. and Mrs. Irvin R. Robinson, Wakefield, Va., announce the marriage- of their daughter, Miss Inez, and Mr. William J. Irwin, of Denton, to take place on Thursday, January 29th. Mr. and Mrs. M. S. Trice have issued cards announcing the approaching marriage of their daughter, Jennie Elizabeth, to Mr. Wilbur S. Simpson, at their home, Tuesday, December 30th. Rev. G. L. Helsby left Tuesday for Cincinnati to attend the annual con ferencc of the Holiness Church. H represents this district. He is expect cd home next Tuesday. Mr. W. D. Anthony and family thi week moved to Philadelphia. Mr. An thony has been farming in Carolin county for a number of years. MPJ. Clyde Spivcy, with her littJi daughter, Sarah, of Virginia, is vis iting her mother, Mrs. Sarah Downes what do Elixir mean and Jake re pi id e it are what Elsys Pa some times does to her and otto do offener. The teech- er scd No that issent corect and that it are a meddisin that cures sum thing. Jake sed That is prezackly what I ment when I sed Elsys Pa gives it to her. Then the teecber laft and scd That will do Jacob. I thot Jake got the best of the argymint. Wednesday: Mr. Reddykash the Pres. of the bank has been home a long time from his vacashen in the' mtns but his wf. is still not home. As reptr. for the noosepaper Pa sed he ast the banker when will his wf. come home and he eed as soon as she can get the last word Vis. a echo they have out there. Pa thot it was a big joak but Ma and Ant Emmy diddent. Persenly I coulddent see no point to it nohow. Thursday: A felloe out of a job went to the govt relecf offis and sed he needed a job. The man told him they want a man down to the Tiger laundry if he can handle it. Theyll haft to get some boddy elts sed the applyer as I don't know hothing'about warshing tigers. I guess they were a miss understanding some whairs. Friday: Blisters got his back spraned practising ft. ball on the school play ground and his Pa rubbed some linemint on it. Blisters told the teecher about it and sed the meddisin made his back smart. Then tell your father to rub some of it on your hed sed the teecher. Everybody laft. Ex- ept Blistens. He kcp still and silent. Saturday: This life hear on earth are a starting to briten up a littel for yrs. trooly onct more. No school for 2 days, they is all most ice cnuff ;o hold up and the Christmas -holli- days can be seen in the dim and misty distants. I wander are it passable that they is some thing to live for and look forred to after all. Eney ho-.v I am braccing up and having brite vishens and drccms and etc. about my futcher. Speed in further development of this project depends in large measure upon a continuance of the community cooperation which is principally responsible for the success of the project so far. If the information about this proposed addition is satisfactory, REA expects to be able to allot money to meet the entire construction costs. No money will be lent to pay for rightis- of-way. Mr. Elbert Nuttle, of Baltimore was a visitor here this week. Before the end of next year--likelj before more than half the year 191' has elapsed--Caroline will have one stretch of the much talked of concrete highway. It will extend from Preston to Grove. The preliminary work, such a; culverts, will likely be done this winter, and material will be assembled for an early start in the spring. This highway will be fourteen feet wide and, being fairly direct, will no doubt be a fine speedway. The County Commissioners on Tuesday last signed the contract which had been already approved by the State Roads Commission some months before. Mr. J. D. Ncal'a four hogs weighed 408, 404, 400 and 258--1470 pounds. Mr. F. Murphy's three weighed 365, 365 and 230--960 pounds, and Mr. J. A. Billing's eight weighed 328, 327, 320, 280, 280, 260, 258 and 202--2255 pounds. Mr. G. L. Jopp'is five weighed 338, 320, 308, 28S and 234--1538 pounds. Mr. Albert Howard, a well known citizen of West Denton, aged forty- LETTERSJTO SANTA Denton, Md., Dec. 22, 1938 Dear Santa Claus: I live in Denton. I am a good little oy. I am in the Second Grade. Please bring me a drum, a shirt and pants, a target gun and a truck, a gravel washer, steam shovel, candy, oranges, apples and please don't forget my little sisters; also Mother, Father. · Your little friend, Wallace Blockston. Denton, Md., Dec. 22, 1938 Dear Santa Claus: Please send me a little doll and a sled and a pair of shoes. Please send my teacher something too, because I like her very much. She is very good to us. I hope I will get it for Christmas and also candy, oranges and some nuts. Your little friend, Ethel Greeson., Denton, Md!, Dec. "22/1938" Put in that classified advertisement. eight years, died at about six o'clock on Wednesday evening. His death was very sudden. He was sitting by the fire in his bedroom reading his mail. He gasped and fell over unconscious. Mrs. Howard was sitting near. When a physician arrived Mr. Howard was dead. The funeral will be held at the home at one o'clock tomorrow afternoon, and Rev. H. A. G. Westerfield will officiate. Interment will take place at Denton cemetery. Mr. Howard was a son of Mr. and Mns. Charles Howard, Dear Santa Claus: I am a little girl seven years.old and am in the Second Grade and I ifce my teacher very much. For Christmas I would like for you to ring me a dy-dee doll, snow suit, and a pair of gloves. Also candy, nuts, and oranges. Don't forget my Brother, sister, mother and daddy and ilso don't forget the other little boys and girls. Please don't forget my eacher, Mirs Chaffinch. Your little friend, Audrey Reed. Denton, Md., Dec. 21, 1938 )ear Santa Claus, I am a little boy three years old. or Christmas I want a tricycle, irheel barrow, pair snow pants, cap, op gun, bank, milk wagon, Grey- sund bus, candy, oranga;, nuts, ap- les, and grapes. Please don't forget my Mother and Daddy, grandmother and grandfather. Your little friend, Clarence Edward Porter. Denton, Md., Dec. 22, 1938 Dear Santa Claus: I am a little girl six years old. I go to school. My teacher says I am a good girl in school. For Christmas I want dome candy, fruits, nuta, a sled, a new dress and golashcs. My brother wants a wagon. My little sister wants a doll. Baby wants shoes and a toy. Daddy wants a pair of shoes. Mama wants a pair of shoes. We all want lota of warm clothes because those that you brought ua last Christmas burned up when our home burned, · Please, Santa, we are so poor BO help us. Your little friend, Helen Boczon. JEWS PA PER I SiFWSPAPFld

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