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(The Daily News- Marshall, Mich.)
THE BISHOP DISAPPROVES.
TURNS DOWN CLERGYMAN MARRIED TO DIVORCED WOMAN.
SENSATIONAL CASE IN PROTESTANT EPISCOPAL CHURCH.
MAY BE CARRIED INTO THE CIVIL COURTS.
Philadelphia. Oct 17.- A matter that may become a celebrated
case in the Protestant Episcopal Church in America became public Friday when
announcement was made that Bishop John Scarborough of the diocese of New Jersey
had refused to approve a call to a church within his jurisdiction of a clergyman
married to a woman who had been granted a divorce from her first husband, and
also an Episcopal clergyman.
The case is that of the Rev. George F. Kettel, formerly
assistant rector of Christ Church, Baltimore. His wife was originally Miss
Bessie Broughton of Pocomoke City, Md. She married the Rev. Clarence Frankel in
February, 1900, and six months later they moved to Nebraska where her husband
was a missionary.
Later she secured a divorce in South Dakota on the grounds of
non-support, unfaithfulness, and cruelty. She then came back to Pocomoke City,
became acquainted with the Rev. Dr. Kettel, and the couple were married July 29
last, by Rev. Charles A. Hensel, vicar of Grace Church Chapel, Baltimore.
Shortly after this Mr. Kettel resigned from Christ Church.
Christ Church of Palmyra, N.J., about ten miles from
Philadelphia, offered the rectorship of that church to the young rector, on the
recommendation of Bishop Scarborough, before he (Kettel) was married. He
accepted after informing the vestry of the church that he had married a divorced
woman, but when he went to Trenton, N.J., to get the approval of the bishop,
which is necessary when a clergyman of the church goes from one diocese to
another, he was refused.
The parishioners of Christ Church took up the matter and
appealed to the bishop to render his decision, but this he would not do.
Meetings were held at the church and the parishioners finally became divided, a
majority of them, it is said, deciding to take the view of Bishop Scarborough.
Some of the more ardent supporters of the Rev. Mr. Kettel wanted to take the
matter to the civil courts and, it is said, this will probably be done.
December, 1971 (Time Machine archive)
An investigation was continuing into a fire which destroyed the
old Pocomoke High School building on Market Street which had become Pocomoke
City Elementary School after the new High School building was constructed near
the south end of Cedar Street. Students were safely evacuated from the building
when the school fire alarm sounded, most thinking it was a routine fire drill.
Principal John W. Tatem discovered the fire which was believed to have started
in an area near a boiler room but there was no indication that the boilers were
a cause of the blaze. Flames quickly enveloped the structure. The building was
bricked on the outside but most of the internal framing was wood. Following the
blaze only the shell of the walls remained. Portable classrooms near the
building were saved.
(Oakland Tribune- Oakland, Ca.)
VERY CONSERVATIVE- The residents of Somerset County, Md., will
have to mark their "X" on the ballot in the same old way in the June 28 primary
and the general election next fall. There will be no voting machines.
Supervisors voted against the purchase of machines for fear they would probably
bring confusion to the primary.
(Peninsula Enterprise- Accomac)
GREAT LABOR-SAVING FARMING IMPLEMENTS!
The undersigned begs leave to call the attention of the farmers
of Accomac and Northampton counties to the fact that he has the agency for the
sale of the renowned Sulky Plow, Two-Horse Corn Planter and Improved Cultivator
— three of the greatest and best labor-saving machines ever put upon the market.
They are very strong and durable, being made of the best wrought iron and steel,
and will last a farmer an ordinary lifetime. Being riding machines the operator
has but little more labor to perform than if riding in a carriage. With these
three machines or implements, costing $150, one man can cultivate a four-horse
farm. The agent used these implements on a farm in Missouri for four years, and
knows that their value to a farmer cannot be overestimated. A trial will satisfy
the most incredulous. Call at once and leave your name.
Wm. W. White, Pungoteague,
(Hutchinson Daily News- Hutchinson, Kansas)
Horse Makes Mysterious Trip
Frankford, Del.- After traveling forty miles a horse and empty
buggy belonging to L. Long of this place, was found in Snow Hill, Md. The horse,
left in front of a store, wandered away while Long was inside. The odd part of
the incident is that the only way to Snow Hill is to go through the town of
Berlin, where it might be supposed it would be noticed. But at no time in its
forty mile trip through Selbyville, Bishop, Berlin and other towns was the stray
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