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Page 5 Saturday Morning, December 24, 1938 of Jtvws froro AH Parts of Couoty Solicit** Un«Jtr tbls Ht»*- The Local Department DASHES HERE AND THERE Merry Christmas' Subscribe for the Journal and get ·II the county news. For Sale--3-pieee living room suite, practically new, at bargain price. Apply at Journal Office, Denton, Md. For Rent--5-room house, corner Franklin and 3rd sts. Modern equipment, garage.--Mrs. Wm. D. Taylor, Denton. Wesley M. E. Church, Burrsvillc, will have their Christmas entertainment on Sunday, December 25, at 7:30 p. m. There will be a Christmas entertainment at Harmony M. P. Church on Wednesday evening, December 28, beginning at 7:30 p. m. Everybody welcome. The offices and plant of the Nuttle Lumber and Coal Co. will be closed on .Monday, December 26, 1938. Due to-repairs on the boiler we will nlso be cbsed on Monday, January 2, 1939. AH- persons interested . in .singing caroLs on Christmas Eve are requested to meet at the pine Christmas tree on the Green immediately following the. band concert. It is hoped that a large number of singers will respond. Mr. and Mrs. Willard McCoy, cf Wilmington, Delaware, announce that the marriage of Mr. McCoy's daughter, Anne Douglas McCoy, to Mr. Henry Pervis Cannon II, of Bridgeville, Delaware, will not take place. The engagement has been terminated by mutual consent. The Christian Comrade Bible Class of Concord M. E. Sunday School will PERSONAL AND SOCIAL NEWS Interesting Items About Yourself And Tour Friends Mr. William Bullock and Mr. Enrlc White entertained the employees of the Bullock and White firm at n Christmas dinner party last Monday evening, at the home of Mr. Bullock. Eleven men, including the hosts, made up the party. They were enter; tnincd both before and after the dinner with guitar music by one of the number--Mr. Steve Chike. The guests were Thomas Parks, service manager of the Bullock and White garage, who has been associated with the business for 17 years; Raymond Fifield, who handles the wholesale gas and oil route, with 9 years service to his credit; William Parks, Steve Chike, Albert Tribbitt, Ernest Lankford, William Cohee, John Smith nnd James Hevalow, car salesmen. H. Earle Smith, of Denton, was host at a reunion of the Smith family, formerly of Ingleside, Queen Anne's County, at tbe Brick Hotel, here. Twenty members of the family attended the annual dinner, one, Mrs. Carrie Smith, of Florida, being absent. In the group were Mr. nnd Mrs. James H. Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Albert CHRISTMAS SERVICES The pastor, Rev. M. S. Andrews, will preach the second of the Christmas sermons in the Dcnton M. E. Church this Sunday, Christmas Dny, hold a Christmas party at the church house next Tuesday evening, December 27, at 7:30. Each member is requested to bring a ten cent gift for exchange, and also invite your family out to spend a pleasant evening. An outdoor concert of Christmas cic, 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. The remains of J. Howard Anderson, who died at his home in Towson on Thursday, will be brought to Denton for interment at one o'clock next Monday. Mr. Anderson was a native of Dealt Island. His widow, who survives, was formerly Miss Ella Cannon, of Ridgely, a sister of Mrs. James H. Smith, of Denton. Joseph L. Reed, 68, a funeral director of Tampa, Fla. buried at Crumpton last Tuesday morning from the home of his brother, William C. Reed, near Denton. A funeral service was held in Tampa, where he has lived thirty-five years. Son of the late Edward Reed, of Church Hill, he was a' veteran of the Spanish-American War. He was chairman of a home for crippled children in Florida and was a member of the Order of Elkai He is survived by his widow and two sons, Joseph L, Reed Jr., and James Reed, of Tampa; two brothers, William C. Reed, of Denton, and B. Marion Reed, of Tampa, and one sister, Mn?. Henry Covington, of Ridgely. The ninth annual Christmas party of the Furmans' Grove Homemakers Club was held Tuesday evening, December 20, in the Ridgely Firehouse, with more than sixty people attending. The decorations were beautiful and gave the room a decidedly festive appearance. The blue and white crepe paper overhead, the "snow-covered" evergreens, the lighted fireplace and decorated tree gave a lovely setting for the occasion. Mrs. Rowe Wood had charge of a short program consisting of everyone singing "O Come, All Ye Faithful", a humorous reading by Mrs. Gladys Guthrie, an original song, composed by Mrs. Charles Barton, sung by Mrs. Eugene Brown and Mrs. W. G. Lynch; poem by Patsy Rittenhouse; song "Away in A Manger" sung by Shirley, Bobby and Charles Barton; and "Jolly Santa Glaus" and "Hang Up the Baby's Stocking" sung by Mr. and Mrs. Clifton Crouse and family. Several lively games followed, led by Mrs. Wood, Mrs. Barton and Mrs. Stack. Christmas gifts were distributed from under .the tree to the members of the club who had previously drawn names. Lois Crouse and Betty Lynch had charge of this. Delicious refresh- ·ments were served, consisting of homemade cake, ice cream and candies. Mrs. Wm. Greiner led the group in singing "Silent Night" just before the party adjourned. Th'e Greensboro Homemakers Club held their Christmas party December 15 at the beautifully decorated home of Mrs. Harry Cooper. There were thirteen members and two visitors present. Each member had been requested to have something to contribute to the program, such as a reading, game, recipe or choice of a carol. Miss Elise Roe had charge of Mansure and their eon, Dick, of Prospect Park, Pa.; Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Bittle, of Swarthmore, Pa.; Mr. and Mrs. W. Mark BittJe, Miss Betty Bittle, and Miss Gertrude Bittle, of Sellersville, Pa.; Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Smith, of Chestertown; Mrs. E. G. Coppage, Mr. and Mre. J. B. Merrick, Miss Frances Merrick, and Miss Gertrude Merrick, of Church Hill, and the host, Mr. Smith. At the December meeting of the New Castle County Medical Society, which includes the City of Wilmington as well as New Castle County, Dr. Norwood W. Voss, formerly of Denton, but now of Wilmington, Del., was unanimously elected president of the society for the year 1939. Dr. Voss spent his boyhood days on the Voss Farm, near Denton. He is a graduate of Washington College and also of the Medical School of the University of Maryland. Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Ramsdell will spend Christmas with a family group at the home of their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Tell, in Doylestown, Pa. The party will include Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Kern and daughters, of Denton, and Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Ram-dell, of Pittsburgh. Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Wright and family, Evelyn and Cannon; Miss Louise Williamson and Vincent Love motored sight-seeing through Pennsylvania, stopping at several different homes of friends and relatives on Sunday of last week. Mrs. Verma Woolyhand, of Kenton, Del.; Mrs. Edna Starkey, of Sudlersville, and Mrs. Marie Downes, of Smyrna, Del., were visitors of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Love on Tuesday. Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Saltz and little son, Charles, of Baltimore, spent last week with Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Fifield and family. The Ladies Aid of the M. P. Church will meet on Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 at the home of Mrs. Turkington. Mrs. Hazel Smith, of Goldsboro, epent Thursday of last week with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Love. Miss Emma Seiler will spend her Christmas holidays with Mr. and Mrs. Philip Lahr, of Greensboro. Miss Catherine Stevens spent the week-end visiting friends in Wilmington and Philadelphia. Mrs. S. R. Hetzer, of Baltimore, spent last week-end with her aunt, Mre. J. Kemp Stevens. Miss Emma Seiler spent last week with friends in Greensboro and Marydel. at the morning service of worship beginning at 10:45 a. m. Both choirs will render special Christmas anthems. Sunday School will be held as Ui-ual at 9:45 a. m. In the evening nt 1:30, the service will be given over entirely to Christmas music. The senior choir under the direction of Mrs. Mnrgnrct Cooper will sing four anthems, und the Junior Choir, under the direction of Mrs. Dorothy Rue-, will sing the cantata, "Childo Jesus" by Clokey. This is n beautiful collection of carols from many lands and many centuries, wo ven together to present the Christmas story in a charming and impressive manner. This service will be introduced by a candlelight procession of fourteen little girls from the Junior department singing the hymn, "Light of the World, We Hail Thee." At the beginning of both the morning and evening services, Miv. Elsin Nuttle and Mrs. Dorothy Rue will play the organ and piano duets which were so greatly cnjoye-d a few Sundays ago. On Christmas Dny, which falls thn year on Sunday, there will bu special services in all the Episcopal Churches in Caroline County which are in charge of the' Rev. John White. The services will begin in CIVIC IMPROVEMENT To a committee that was promoting a fity as a vacation resort, a columnist pointed out that before the promotion could be successful the city must have more to offer. He then outlined a magnificent program of municipal improvement. The columnist was correct in his diagnosis, but he missed an opportunity to point an important moral to the committee. If the city should make the improvements proposed, it would be more attractive not only to outsiders, but what is a hundred times more important, to the present inhabitants. In business there is a saying that a company's customers are the prospects of its competitors. Many businesses go dead because they neglect the customers already on the books, reserving their energy and courtesy for prospects. The best prospects for vacationists in any city are the citizens of that community. Tens of thousands leave one particular city in summer because the beautiful lake on which it is located is a cesspool, so filthy that it is unfit for bathing. For one outsider who could be brought to this city for a vacation, five hundred local people could be induced to stay if the lake were cleaned up and made usable. Long ago it was pointed out here that the way to keep a city growing and healthy is to make it attractive to the people and businesses already located here. Here is an example: Retail stores in a city might put in a special line the singing. The First Noel was the of merchandise that would be attrac- opening carol, after which Mrs. Cooper read the Christmas story from the Bible. Mrs. Harry Butler gave .1 reading, Christmas on the Old Plantation." Carol, "Silent Night." Mrs. Cooper gave two j-ecipes. Mrs. Charles Bilbrough Jr. led in a game, Carol, "There's a Song in the Air." Mrs. Oscar Nichols gave a recipe. Christmas reading by Mrs. Charles Dill. Mrs. James Thawley gave a recipe. Mrs. Oscar Kclley a recipe. Miss Emma Heller gave a reading, "Annie's and Willie's Prayer." Mrs. Raitein gave a recipe. Carol, "0 Little Town of Bethlehem." Mrs. McCally led in the Quiz game or test. ·Carol, "Away in a Manger." Miss Emma Heller told each member to look for a key. When all had four:! ·ohe the master key unlocked a drawer ·and the presents were given to cor- ·responding numbers on the keys. Refreshments were served by the hostess, Mrs. Harry Cooper, and her helpers, Mesdames Cope, McCally, Rostein and. Heller. The January ·meeting, will be' at the home of Mrr. Oscar Kelley, at Goldsboro. N E W S P A P E R f l R C H I V E ® ,, St. Paul's, Hillsboro, with a midnight service at 11:45 Christina.; Eve, at which time the Holy Communion will be celebrated nnd a short address appropriate to the season will be made by the rector. In Holy Trinity, Greensboro, Holy Communion will be celebrated nt 9:30 Christmas morning and the rector will preach. The service at Christ Church, Denton, will be at 11:00 a. m. There will be Holy Communion and n brief Christmas message by the rector. Loveday's Communion Service will be sung and nn Offertory anthem, "We have seen His Star", by E. A. Clare All are cordially invited to attend these services. On Holy Innocents' Day, December 28th, the Christmas party for the Sunday School of Christ Church will be held in the parish house. Church of the Brethren--Christmas service will be conducted by the Pastor. The theme of the-:e services will be "Honoring Christ in Sharing", with special messages in song and story. .Sunday School at the usual hour. Evening services at 7 o'clock. A Christmas pageant will be given. A Christmas Worship service will be held at Concord Church Sunday morning, at 10 o'clock. Christmas music and stories will add to the interest of the occasion. It will be different from the usual Sunday morning service. Only one hour. Members and visitors are cordially invited to attend. There will be no afternoon worship at the Williston Community Church Sunday, December 25. There will be Sunday School at 10:30 a. m. Divine worship at the Church of the New Jerusalem, Preston, on Sunday, December 25 at 10:30 a. m. Christmas Service will be held, with Christmas hymns. Subject for the hour, "The Child Born." Christmas Day Protestant Episcopal services at .Preston Epiphany Mission: Holy Communion nnd sermon at 8 a. m., Sunday School at 0 a. m. Masses on Christmas in the Catholic Churches of Denton and Ridgely will be as follows: In St. Benedict':; Church, Ridgely, midnight and 9 o'clock; in St. Elizabeth's Church, Denton, 7:30 o'clock. Confession,; will be heard in both churches on Christmas Eve at 6:20 o'clock. WEEKLY RIDGELY NEWS LETTER Items of Special Interest to Residents of the Seventh District The Ridgely Home-makers Club held their Cliristniutt party at the Firehouhc on Friday evening, December 10. Members brought their husbands and those not blessed with husbands brought other guests. Mrs. Harold Hafer was mistress of ceremonies. Mrs. Paul Hoffman, president, gave o reading: I Wish That I Were Rich. Carold were sung: Joy to the World, O, Come, All Ye Faithful, ond Noel. Miss Maud Sleek read: The Trees, They Know. The company sang: 0 Little Town of Bethlehem nnd While Shepherds Watched. The president read the committees for next jear. Handshaking was the occupation for the next few minutes, and five; persons who had secreted one cent postage stamps in their left hands, according to promise bestowed these valuable portraits of George Washington each on the tenth person to tshakc his or her hand. Roll was culled. Husbands and other guests received their gifts first. By law the value was limited to ten cents, but the packages were Inrge and much decorated, and when the contents were revealed, as they were, publicly and one at o time, much merriment was occasioned by them ns they were mostly mechanical toys or noise makers. Gifts to capsule sister? were distributed next, and the identity of the donors made known for the first time, usually ns a surprise. Capsules were drawn for the next year. Ice cream and cake were served. Another carol was sung, following which the evening closed with a candle service led by IJev. Harold Hafer. Those who attended numbered about forty-four. Our Community Library has lately received as a gift from the-Carnegie HOLIDAY SUGGESTIONS "Of course you want your youngsters to have o good time but don't let them overdo," Dr. J. II. M. Knox, Jr., Chief of the Bureau of Child Hygiene of the State Department of Health, udviscs mothers and fathers nlso, ns the Christmas reason approaches. "This advice holds good all the year round," Dr. Knox continued, HILLSBORO-QUEEN ANNE LETTER Newsy Items from the Twin Towns Along the Tuckahoe Hillsboro Community Club was invited by thi Queen Anne's club OM Tuesday evening to their Christmas Itarty. The club room was beautifully decorated with pints, holly and Christmas tree. Santa Glaus presented each person with a little gift. Rufrush- "but it is especially applicable during [ nicnts of icL ' cr -':TM, cake and coffee the holiday season, when the tempta-1 TMTM '^ rvcd - Everyone enjoyed u very tion to over-excitement, to over-indulgence in swecti=, to keep late hours, nnd to have too little rest, is :mnu . !l1 Ch ' istn «»* even greater than at other times. "You don't want them to miss any of the holiaay pleasures that other children arc enjoying, but don't li;t them get completely worn out from excitement, and from going too hard. Sandwich some rest periods, an extra nap or two, between the Christmas parties nnd entertainment. Let them sleep Inter in the morning. Don't wait until they become cross and irritable before you get them to rest up a bit. Guard against over-eating as well as over-fatigue during the holiday sea- llu;!s:ml evening. IIill'--boro Community Club held its on Monday evening. The club room was decorated with a Christmas tree and pine, and was very pretty. Each one present was presented with a little gift. Refreshment, of ice crciim und cak were served and everyone had a joll good time. Mr. C. C. Bramble, of Annapolis Mr. and Mrs. Harry Davis and Mi- Blanche Brant, of Philadelphia, \ver Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. E Bramble. Mrs. Edgar Blades and Mildrc Stcngor were visitors with Mrs PRESTON The annual Christmas party of thu Preston Community Club was held at the home of Mrs. John Noble on Tuesday n'K'it- The bouse was very artistically decorated for tlic- occasion. The evening was spent in games and the exchange of present*- by the capsule sister plan and was ve-y interesting as every one was trying to who her sister might be. All reported a good time. Delicious refreshments were served by the club hostess. son. Rich mixtures and too many Brown Th awley last week-end. DRINKING AND DRIVING DON'T MIX In extending to motorists the greetings of the holiday season, Keystone Automobile Club expresses the hope that "Christmas cheer" will not, this year, lead to traffic tragedies which in former years have saddened many homes in this state. "Tipsy" driving, the Club points out, has been responsible for many deaths and injuries. lit the past, the practice has been especially prevalent in the holiday season. Motorists who customarily adhered strictly to the code of careful driving relaxed somewhat under the holiday influence and took chances they lived to regret. "We sincerely hope," said Matthew P. Hanley, Manager of the Eastern Shore Division of the Club, "that Christmas and New Year driving this season will be marked by sobriety. The motorist with 'a few drinks under his belt 1 has no business driving a motor vehicle. It is so generally recognized now that drinking and driving don't mix that no motorist should undertake to pilot a car through holiday traffic while in any degree under the influence of liquor. tive to residents of nearby towns. They might get some business from these towns. But if none of the stores carried goods that satisfied the local citizens, who enjoy high purchasing power, there would be the pitiful spectacle of the best trade doing its shopping in other cities. It is a proper enterprise at all times to make a city a place where outsiders like to come, but promoters of civic development should also keep In mind that their big job is to build a city where present residents are willing to stay, and where they not only earn their money but also like to spend it. Of other countries it seems that France has been the most successful in creating an environment that pleases the native population. French people do not travel to the ends of the earth when they want to ploy. They do their playing and spending right at home, and millions from all over the world come to France to enjoy themselves. Perhaps the secret is that by striving to please themselves, the French have pleased others. READ THE LABEL Department of Agriculture workers, who for years hove been advising buyers to "read the labels", predict that intelligent buyers who have already adopted the label reading habit will find a good deal of interest in the new labels made mandatory by the new Food and Drug Act. Special dietary foods are now labeled to inform buyers fully on the vitamin, mineral, and other dietary properties. Drugs and devices arc also labeled to warn buyers against probable minuses that may be dangerous to health. Still another requires label warnings of the presence of habit-forming drugs. There are other provisions along similar lines. Many provisions of the law do not go into effect until next Spring. This allows dealers to move current stocks under present labels. But most food and ding manufacturers have undoubtedly moved promptly to get their labels into line with the new requirements. The new labels will tell intelligent readers a good deal more abont what they are getting when they buy. Subscribe for the Journal. endowment for International Pence, these five books: The Rocky Road to Dublin, by Seumas McManus; Notes on a Drum (travel sketches in Gunta- mala), by Joseph Henry Jackson; The Federalist, by Hamilton, Jay and Charles B. Palmer; European Summer, by Emma Gelders Sterne, By purchase the library has acquired, recently, besides the book- mentioned last week, the following named: For All Our Lives, by Ursula Parrott; Give Them Their Dream, by Norma Patterson; Heartbroken Melody, by Kathleen Norris; Here I Stay, by Elizabeth Coatsworth; If the Bough Breaks, by Lois Montrose; My Son, My Son, by Howard Spring; Never Another Moon, by Helen Topping Miller; Four of Hearts, by Ellery Queen; Three Bright Pebbles, by Lester Ford; Young Dr. Galahad, by Elizabeth Seifert; West of Pecos, by Zane Grey. The Firman's Grove Homcmakers Club held their Christmas party in the Firehouse on Tuesday evening. It wai. Family Night and children and all numbered about sixty-five. The program included a Christmas song by Mn;. Wm. Lynch and Mrs. Lester Brown; Jolly Old St. Nicholas and Hang Up the Baby's Stocking, by the Clifton Grouse family; Away in a Manger, by three Barton children; a reading, Aunt Melissa on Boys, by- Mrs. Clifton Guthric. Games followed introduction and musical wish, musical ball, and the doll fihoppd: Nursery rhymes were sung as a penalty by those caught with the ball when the music stopped. Little Joan Mitchell inng as forfeit Away in a Manger. Mrs. Charles Barton was mit;tvess of ceremonies. Mrs. Frederick Kirsch died suddenly on Sunday morning. The funeral was held in St. Benedict's Catholic Church on Wednesday morning at nine thirty. Services were conducted by the Rev. John McGce, of Port Deposit, formerly of the Plains, near Ridgely. Pall-boarens were Messrs. Charles Knotts, Robert Mc- Grognn, William Lynch, Mnllory Winstead, William Eveland and Herbert Lane. Mrs. Kirsch was forty years old. She was Mils Martha L. Blackston, of St. Mary's County, previous ;o her marriage to Mr. Kirsch about nineteen years ago. They made their tome on a farm two miles west of town. Her husband, a son, Frederick, and a daughter, Mary, survive. The Woman's Home Missionary Society met on Thursday afternoon with Mrs. John Davis. Devotions were led by Mies Stella Matthews. The educational program was on the city work of the different branches of the Society, in preparation for the beginning of the text book The American City and its Church, which is to be nken up in January. Miss Mary Laird, Mrs. Frank Seward and Miss Viola Jones were assigned portions of the irst two chapters. Our hostess served Fruit salad, wafers and candy. Children of pre-school age', under the tutelage of Miss Beatrice Bower, decorated a small Christmas tree and hung it with food for birds, and gave a program of songs about it on Wed^ nesday morning. The carols used were Silent Night, and Away in a Manger; and little Roberta Kershaw sang alone Come All Ye Faithful. Other songs used were Lazy Mary, Come Little Leaves, and Recreation's Over. The company numbered about twenty children and as 'many adults. · Mrs. Mattie Brumbaugh enter- taiacd over the week-end her brother, Mr. William Sanger, and family, of Cordova. On Sunday she entertoimd at dinner Rov. J. C. Beahm, of Easton; Rev. Joseph Rittcnhouse, pastor of Ridgely Church of the Brethren; Evangelist Bucher, of Quarryvillc, and Rev. Fikc and wife, of Cordova. Messrs. Alvin Gillie Walbridge and Miss Ellen Miller, of Easton, visited Mrs. Brumbaugh the same day. The Community Club's annual White Gift Party was held Monday afternoon, nnd was joined in by a committee from the Parent-Teacher Association. Meeting opened with the singing of Silent Night. Prayer by Rev. L. S. Matthews followed. There was no further program, and the preparation of Christmas baskets began. An unprecedentedly large collection of toys and garments had been contributed. The Community Club is sponsoring the annual contest in Christmas decorations. The electric company is giving an electric flatiron for first prize and the club will give a Christmas basket as second prize, for the best decorated doorway. The decision of the judges will be announced on Monday evening. sweet; are a bad combination at any time. "Over-tiredness is n well known cause of indigestion among children. Suitable food and sufficient sleep are of the utmost importance at all times --not only during the holiday season. Children ure up a great deal of energy and strength in the processes of growth and development. Great cnie should always be taken to safeguard agains't over-stimulation of a child's nervous system. Over-indulgence in exciting movies, _and in too many parties, is likely to leave bad after-effects. "No matter how carefully a child's diet may be planned, adequate res and protection from nervous strain are necessary to insure normn growth nnd development and resist ance to disease. By the close of the day, young children from two to six or older are usually healthily tircc and ready for bed. It is a mistake to let them sit up long after the evening meal and so miss long hours ol strengthening sleep. Children indulged in this way are apt to be pale peevish, restless, irritable and to have poor appetites. "One of the most important features of n young child's daily routine is the midday rest. Few children under six can store up enough surplus energy in a night's sleep to carrv them happily through twelve or fourteen hours of constant physical and mental activity. A nap during the day helps to restore a proper balance "Even when children are attending two sessions of school, it is often possible for the youngsters in the lower grades to have a brief rest after the midday meal and between sessions. If this can't be arranged at school, see that the rest is taken after the afternoon session." HOUSE PLANTS MAKE CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS If holly and mistletoe or other traditional Christmas greens are not available, why not use house plants as -decorations? Attractive centerpieces include such plants ns poin- scttias Saintpaulins, knlanchocs, cyclamen, primroses, azaleas, begonias, gloxinia, dracaenas, nnd san- servicria. · According to Walter R. Ballard, specialist in Horticulture for the University of Maryland Extension Service, poinscttia still heads the list of Christmas plants. A poinsettia gets cojd feet if the temperature goes much below 70 degrees Fahrenheit, so it is advisable to keep the plant ·warm and protect it from the cold air. Saintpaulins, better known as the "African violets," have been in this country since 1893, but they became popular only about 5 years ago. The improved varieties will bloom continuously. The plants, originally from Africa, also dislike cold drafts, an^ they prefer a temperature of about 65 degrees. Water the plants just enough to keep the earth moist, and do not sprinkle water directly on the leaves. The kalanchoe, with its coral-colored blossoms, is one of the prettiest of the new plants for use as a centerpiece, and it will keep right on producing flowers far into the new year. The cyclamen, with glossy leave- and flowers of white or rose color, is another of the house plants that will stay in bloom for a long time. Then, there is the primrose, one of the old favorites. However, one variety of primrose, the Obonica, is mildly poisonous to certain people. Mr. Ballard says that to be on the safe side, one should select a Chinese primrose which does not have an unfortunate effect on a sensitive skin. RIDGELY -. Young people of the Church of the Brethren will go carolling early Christmas morning, and will afterward hold a six-o'clock service at the church. A quartette from Elder Bucher's church at Mechanic's Grove, Pennsylvania, assisted ,him in the service on Wednesday evening of last week. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Laird and daughter, Mary, will spend Christmas with their daughter nnd sister, Mrs. Ed Stevens, at Rehoboth. Mrs. Edward McPhen^on, Miss Beatrice Bower and Mr. Irving Bloxton made a trip to Dover on Tuesday. Children of the MethodLit Sunday School will give their Christmas program on Monday evening at 7:30. Miss Vergic Sparks will spend Christmas in Philadelphia, where she has three sistcru nnd a brother. Private Paul Smith, from Langlcy Field, Virginia, has been visiting his- mother, Mrs. Bertie Smith. Word of the death of Lawrence Adams, 45 years old, of Chester, was received here this week by Mn;. Elizabeth Stone, Caroline County school attendance officer. Mr. Adams, n native of Andover, N. H., was killed in the collapse of a building on which he was working. He is survived by his widow and two children, Elizabeth and Ralph, of Chester, and two sis- tens, Mrs. Harley Hopkins, of Andover, and Mrs. Stone, of Dcnton. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Messick, o Wilmington, were guests of W. A Holt and sister on Thursday. Mr. nnd Mm. Joseph Thomas, o Chester, Md., visited Mr. and Mrs Howard Dadds recently. Several of'the town folks made tn trip to Baltimore in Mr. Blades' bu on Saturday last. Miss Lulu Bcnven, of Philadclphi; has been visiting her mother, Mis Florence Bcaven. Service will be held in St. John' Episcopal Church Saturday evening at 11:45 o'clock. Mr. Elwood Blades, of Easton, wai a Sunday guest of his uncle, Mr. Ed gar Blades. Mrs. Wm. Jona? nnd family anc Mrs. Sarah Harris spent Sunday a Ridgely. Master Hendley Beavcn is visiting his mother in New York. QUEEN ANNE Mr. Edgar Blades and Mr. Kemp Stewart took a bus load of shoppers and sights'ecrs to Baltimore on Saturday, about thirty-four taking the trip in Mr. Blades' school bus. The day was cloudy and threatening, but the party enjoyed the trip, and everybodj returned laden with the fruits of their Christmas .shopping. Those who went from Queen Anne were: Miss Clara Price, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Rice Mrs. Bernard Sparks and sons, Bernard Jr., and Rawlcy, Miss Louise Sharp; Messrs. James Sharp, Howarii Sharp, Rolen Blades and Elwood Blades. The remainder of the load was made up of folks from Hillsboro. Students at home for the Christmas holidays include Miss Eleanor Flowers, of Washington, D. C.; Misses Lillian Hutchison, Nancy Jane Kline, Frances Strickland, of 'Salisbury; Miss Helen Chaires and George C. Moore 3d, from the Uriivc'rsity of Muryland; Billy Chaires, of Washington College, Chestertown; Clark Ewing, of Johns Hopkins University of Baltimore. The Hillisboro Woman's Home Missionary Society met on Tuesday of last week at the home of Mrs. Howard Flowers. Mrs. D. M. See, president of the society, was able to be present. Her many friends 'are glad to have Mr?. Sec take her place among them again in church and social circles. The Hillsboro-Queen Anne Cooperative Corporation are joining with a large number of other Cooperatives in putting on a drive to move into consumer's hands this year's large pack of peas. The pack ;his year is reported to be in the neighborhood of twenty-five million cases. A number of changes will be made in Queen Anne during the closing days of the year: Mr. nnd Mrs. Bryan Moore will remove to Downes; Mr. and Mrs. Sydney Finder from a farm near Cordova, to Dr. Hackett's home n Queen Anne; Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Taylor and daughter to Preston. Christmas carols will be sung around the Community Tree at the Hillsboro M. E. Church yard on Saturday evening. Visits will be made o the homes of the sick nnd ehut-ins ilso, that they may hear the carols ung. Mrs. M. E. Diggnns and sister, Mrs. Mullikin, will leave today for Wilmington, where they will spend some imc with Mrs. Mullikin's son-in-law nnd daughter, Mr. · and Mrs. John Shivcly. , . Mr. Donald Flowers, of Penn's Grove, N. J., spent the week-end at he home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. loward Flower.5. Misses Madge and Porothy Jump arc spending the holidays with their mother, Mrs. E. G. Jur p. Mrs. May Dean was dinner guest of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Cahall, of lillsboro, on Sunday. ADAMS CROSS ROADS The Bloomery Aid members will iavc their covered dish luncheon on next Wednesday at the community iou.30 at 12:45. We hope each member cnn be present and bring a friend. Old Santa expects to be there. Come and find out your aid sister for 1938. Misses Minnie and Altha Adams and C. R. Doyle, of Wilmington, prcsent- }d Mr. and Mrs. John M. Adams and 'umily with a beautiful new radio for Christinas and had it installed. Mr. and Mrs. Thurmnn Fountain, Mr. and Mrs. A. Smith, of Greenwood, spent the week-end in Philadelphia shopping and visiting relative.;. Come to the Christmas entertainment at Bloomery. Monday evening at 8 o'clock and see Santa. Mr. and Mrs. Ira Adams spent Monday and Tuesday in Pennsylvania. , Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all our readers. BURRSVILLE Church services at Wesley M. E. Church, Burrsvillc, on Sunday, December 25th--10 a. m. Sunday School, 11 a. m u rehearsal of Christmas entertainment 7:30 p. m. annual Christmas entertainment and treat. and Mrs. N. E. Taylor, delightfully entertained a number of her friends Saturday afternoon, the occasion buing her birthday anniversary. The guests comprising the party were Alice and Eloisp Covey, Lois and Diana Dulin, Dora Mitchell, Bcrnice Taylor, Agnes Fluharty and Miss Brauchle. GREENSBORO AND ITS ENVIRONS Newsy Items Concerning Second Dir trict People and Malten Members of the Greensboro Community Club enjoyed thier annual Christmas party on Tuesday evening, with a program arranged by Mrs. Ralph B. Pritchett, who led the club in reading a Chri.stmas collect. Many beautiful carols were sung, each preceded by a brief history of its origin read by one of the members. An appropriate story was read by Mre. N. Little Jane Taylor, daughter of Mr. A l v i n Smith and several poems by The Rev. T. L. Nugent broadcast a sermon over station WSAL, Salisbury, on Friday from 9 to 9:30 o'clock a. m. Those who listened in say it was a very interesting and inspiring sermon. Let us take time to listen to these talks of the higher type which the Rev. Nugent so ably gives. Mns. Fulton Noble and Mrs. Clayton Taylor wish to thank every one who helped in donating articles of food and clothing, nlso those who filled the stockings for the children of the needy families in Preston and community. The club house of the twentieth Century Club has been decorated on the inside with new paper and paint. They had their Christmas Party on Wednesday. This was the first meeting in the club room. Miss Beatrice Todd, of Salisbury Teacher's College, accompanied by three of her friends, spent Sunday afternoon with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Todd. Mr. Henry Beck, of Denton, and H. R. Beck, of Clayton, were the dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Taylor on Friday. Miss Marie Taylor has returned home after being a visitor at the ionic of Baltimore friends. Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Taylor were ;he recent guests of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Collins, of Grove. · Mr. Dallas Blades, of Federalsburg, s erecting a new dwelling on East Vlain Street. Mr. Francis Holsingcr epent the vcek-end with his parents in Philadelphia. HOBBS Mrs. W. G. Holbrook, assisted by her mother, Mrs. Frances Bennett, entertained the children belonging to he Primary and Intermediate clashes of the Sunday School, at her home ast Saturday afternoon. Games were played and delicious refreshments vcre served. Mrs. Holbrook presented each child with a gift. There were .wenty children present. Mrs. Holbrook entertained the children last Friends of Mr. Norman Smith arc glad to know he is very much im- roved from his recent injury. He had fall while on duty as a policeman n Philadelphia and for some time was in a serious condition. Rev. H. H. Schaucr will conduct Christmas service in the church lerc on Christmas morning nt C 'clock. Folk will have to arise early hat morning in order to get to hurch on time. Rev. nnd Mrs. H. H. Schnuer will ntertain the Ladies' Aid on Wednes- ay afternoon, December 28, at the arsonnge. Members are requested to e present. Mrs. Frances Bennett had charge f the Christian Endeavor service ast Sunday evening. Mr. J. H. Dandy will lead the service tomorrow eve- ing. Mr. and Mrs. Parker Barnes nnd hildrcn, Robert and Betty, of Marus Hook, were Sunday guests of Mr. nd Mrs. W. E. Hubbard. Mr. and Mrs. James Nagcl, of the junker City, were recent guests of lattcr's parents, Mr. and Mrs. V. E. Hubbard. Mr. a/id Mrs. F. N. Smith, Mrs. W. !. Smith and Mr. Oron Smith were ecent guests of Mr. Norman Smith. We were sorry to sec Christine and Man Moore leave our little village o make their home in Philadlephia. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Galloway ob- erved their thirty-fifth wedding nn- iversary on Friday of lac-t week. Mrs. Elmer Butler nnd little dnugh- er are home from Fifer Hospital, oth arc doing nicely. Mr. T. H. Towers has been indis- wcd this week with a heart ailment. Mr. and Mrs. -B. B. Allen were in Washington one day last week. ORPHANS' COURT The Orphans' Court for Caroline ounty met in regular session on uesday, with Judges Towers, Handy, nd Fooks present. The following usincss was approved and ordered ecorded: ' Inventory and appraisement of pcr- onal property filed in Harry S. Fishr estate. Order to sell granted. List of debts filed in Joseph S. Ed- nrda estate. Order to pay certain claim filed in aul Holsinger estate. Petitions and orders to transfer ortgages, administration account, istrlbution account, interest and div- dcndr? account, list 'of debts, petition nd order to allow certain account, roof of publication of notice to cred- ors and releases filed in Harry F. luharty estate. The last will and testament of F. frightson Cooper, late of Caroline ounty, deceased, was filed and lands for' probate on Tuesday, De- ember 27, 1938. of debts filed in Alexander W. owdlc estate. Petition and order filed in Henry 'uchs estate. Petition and order to allow certain ills and real estate appraisements led in John T. Carter estate. On applicniton, letters of ndminis- ration on the personal estate of lary Clare Brown, late of Caroline Jounty, deceased, were granted to William E. Brown. Bond filed and ap- rovcd; notice to creditors issued. Subscribe for the Journal and jet U the county news. ' Miss Bertha Shull, who also played accompaniments for the carol singing, with Mr. Rudolph Rinner playing the cornet. Other features of the program were a piano solo by ML;s Hatcvn Smith and a recitation by .Tack Pritchett. The president, Mrs. Charles Bilbrough, and Mrs. Lehr provided an appropriate setting for the party by decorating the clubroom with pine, holly, candles and a lighted tree, under which each guest placed a gift for her Capsule Sister. At the close of the program the gifts were opened with much merriment, as each member discovered who had been her capsule sister for the year. Refreshment* were served by Mrs. L. Irving Jones and other member? of the committee. Gifts for the war veterans at Perry Point were given by the members and packed and sent several days before the meeting. The Blue Ribbon Sunday School class of St. Paul's M. E. Church held their Christmas party on Friday evening, December 16th, with twenty-six members attending. The hall was beautifully decorated with blue crepe paper, clusters of silver bells and icicles. The table was laid with network of blue crepe paper over white and laden with a delicious dinner prepared by members. White candles and a beautifully lighted tree famished the light. Rev. Tilghmnn Smith gave the invocation. Mr. Oscar Nichols, the toastmaster, surprised the party by having Santa enter and distribute gifta to each one. A delightful time was enjoyed by all. Christmas carols and many songs were sung throughout the evening. Gifts of appreciation from the class were presented to the teacher, Mr. Raymond B. Rawlings; president, Miss Martha E. Bickling; secretary and treasurer, Mrs. J. E. Boulais. At the regular dinner meeting of the Greensboro Lions Club at the Riverside Hotel on Tuesday night, the club decided to join with the other clubs of the town in the distribution of Christmas baskets. It was reported that 500 boxes of candy were given to the children on Santa Claus Day, and the New Theatre reported that they had an overflow attendance. The club wants to thank everyone who helped make this day a success. Plans were discussed for snother occasion next .year which we hope will be bigger nnd better. The attendance committee wants to ask members who have been absent for some time, to please make an effort to be present next Tuesday evening at C:30. An interesting speaker will make nn address. A special program which will include recitations, candlelight service nnd special music will be presented at the Greensboro Baptist Church Christmas night at eight o'clock. One of the special features of the program will be a pageant presented by the adult and young people's department of the church. It is entitled "Good Will Toward Men!" Costumes and staging effects are being carefully arranged so that the scones will be an authentic portrayal of the first Christmas. Everyone is cordially invited to attend. The marriage of Miss Kathryn Dolphin, of Milford, and Edgar Thawley, son of Mrs. Susan Thawley, of Greensboro, took place last Saturday in Milford. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. John T. Bailey, pastor of the Methodist Protestant Church, in the parsonage, at 9 p. m. The only attendants were the bride's brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Kcnton. They will reside in Greensboro, where the groom is employed at the plant of the Pet Milk Co. Fire of undetermined origin destroyed the garage at the rear of the home of Alex Seller on tbe Goldsboni road and threatened the Seiler bungalow last Saturday night. The local firemen saved the dwelling from being destroyed. The Sellers were not at home. Most of the large Saturday night crowd of shoppers went to the blaze and soon the Goldsboro road was practically blocked with cars. The local shirt factory, which has been operating under the name of. Junior Shirt Company, and manufacturing dress shirts, have closed out their plant, and the Baltimore Shirt Company, manufacturers of work shirts, will begin operations in the plant about January 10. Machines are being installed this week. Lex Simpson will be the local manager for the new concern. The Greensboro Volunteer Fire Company was called to the Zacharias farm, on the road leading from Greensboro station to Ridgely, last Thursday morning to extinguish a burning automobile which caught afire when, it backfired. The car was owned by Clinton Dorman, who was just moving to the farm. At St. Paul's Methodist Episcopal Church, Rev. Tilghman Smith, pastor, an orchestra will furnish Christmas music at the Sunday School hour. Christmas services at 11 o'clock and 7 p. m. The public is cordially invited. Those entertained at dinner at the home of Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Cohee on Tuesday were their daughter, Mrs. W. N. Mitchell, of Marshallton, Del.j Mrs. Louis Boyce, of Laurel, Del., and Miss Lena Lewis, of town. Mrs. Edgar Todd and son, Eddie, and Mrs. Michael Ash spent Friday with Mr. and Mrs. James Todd, at Bethlehem, Md. Mr. Ash spent the day with Norman Taylor there. Mies Virginia Laramore, who has been going to school in Philadelphia, has accepted a position in the office of Scars, Roehnck and Company, Dover. Frederick D. Roe, a student at the Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, N. H., is borne with his mother, Mrs. F. P. Roe, for the Christmas holidays. Miss Clara Seward spent the first of the week with Mr. and Mn. William Wroten, Clayton, DeL .'SPAPERf

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