Thursday, November 10, 2011

Pocomoke finals bound


Written by
Shawn Nisson
Associated Press
REISTERSTOWN, Md. -- As her team jumped for joy and unfurled a blue and yellow banner in her honor, Pocomoke head coach Susan Pusey had a tear in her eye Wednesday.

The team had just shut out Loch Raven 7-0 in the 1A state semifinal round of the Maryland Public Secondary School Athletic Association playoffs and secured their spot in the state title game at Washington College. While the squad was overjoyed to have the opportunity to play for a record-tying ninth straight state field hockey title, they seemed more happy for their head coach who just collected her 300th career win at Pocomoke.

"I don't know if that says I'm getting old, or what it means," cracked the 20-year veteran of the sideline. "It's nice but it's because I've had good kids, I give them all the credit. It's not me, it's the kids -- they do what I ask them to do and they work hard. That is where it all comes from."

Pocomoke (15-3) and their trademark hard work was evident from the opening whistle on, as they hemmed Loch Raven (6-10) inside of their own half of the field. The Warriors would break onto the scoreboard in the 12th minute of the contest, as junior Abbey Shobe drove into the Raiders circle with possession on her stick.

Pocomoke field hockey players, including goalkeeper Jessica Benoit, left, congratulate coach Susan Pusey, right, after winning a Class 1A state semfinal against Loch Raven Wednesday at Franklin High School in Reisterstown. Pocomoke beat Loch Raven 7-0 for Pusey's 300th win. / STEVE RUARK/THE DAILY TIMES
Shobe got a shot off on goal that junior Shelby Woods would deflect mid-flight, sending the ball into the back of the cage and giving Pocomoke a 1-0 lead with 19:01 left to play in the first half. The strike by Woods was the first goal Loch Raven had allowed in this year's playoffs, a stretch that ran over three games.
The Warriors were far from finished as they would double lead just under 10 minutes later, striking on a fast break opportunity. Sophomore Phobe Rantz received a pass as she charged down the far side of the field before breaking in to the Raiders circle. Once inside of the circle Rantz lifted a shot to the far post that bested Loch Raven keeper Cori Kosko.
Pocomoke would tally once more before halftime as Shobe would score on a fast break. The midfielder touched the ball into the circle before ripping a shot to the far post that would find the back of the cage, enlarging the Warrior's lead to 3-0 with 4:40 left to play in the half.

The Warriors would strike again shortly into the second half, as they would tally off a penalty corner opportunity. Woods would insert the ball into play sending a pass to junior Jessie Todd at the top of the circle. Todd slid a pass to her left, connecting with teammate Skylar Hall. On her first touch Hall, a senior defender, smashed a shot that found the back of the goal giving Pocomoke a 4-0 lead with 28:49 left to play.

Shobe would tally her second strike of the contest off a pretty backhand that she lifted into the cage to make it a 5-0 contest. Woods would then get her second goal of the contest, before Ma'Nasia Ross capped off the Warriors scoring with a strike from close range.

"I thought we started off a little slow on offense," said Pusey. "Defensively we played strong all game. But I thought we were bunching up, we weren't playing our kind of game in the first half, spreading the field. But in the second half I thought we did a much better job of that and I just thought we got into our passing game and moved the ball well."

The Warriors now have a chance to capture their record-tying ninth straight state field hockey title and 17th state championship overall, as they move on to play in the 1A State Championship game Saturday at Washington College starting at 6:30 p.m.

"We are very excited to play for another state title," said Pusey. "People didn't think we were going to do it this year, they didn't even think we would make it this far, but we are here and we're going to take advantage of it. We are going to give it all we have and play the best we can, that's what how we want to play this final game."


Thursday Special- SHORE BEEF and BBQ

Leave that crappy bag lunch on the desk and try this:


Pit Beef Sandwich w/ Side
and Drink ~ $7.50

~ ALL  DAY ~

Remember:  Support you local small businesses.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Funeral Services To Be Held Sunday

Funeral services for Councilman Robert (Bob) Hawkins will be held Sunday, November 13, 2011 at 2:00 PM. 

Funeral services will be conducted from the Pocomoke City High School, Old Virginia Road, Pocomoke City, Maryland.

There will be no  public viewing.

Nationwide Test of the Emergency Alert System

The first-ever nationwide test or the nation's Emergency Alert System this afternoon.

The 30-second test will occur at 2 p.m.

Pocomoke City Man Arrested On Child Sex Charges

POCOMOKE CITY, Md.- A Pocomoke City man is behind bars following accusations that he had sexual relations with a minor.

Forty-seven-year-old Daniel W. Crismond is charged with second- and third-degree sex offense; sex abuse of a minor; second-degree assault; and second-degree child abuse.

The Worcester County Bureau of Investigation said Crismond's arrest stemmed from an investigation that got under way on Friday, Nov. 4. According to investigators, the investigation revealed that Crismond had sex with an underage girl. Police said that when Crismond was confronted about the allegations, he confessed to his involvement. Police subsequently took Crismond into custody on the aforementioned charges.

He is being held in the Worcester County Jail in lieu of $25,000 bond. A preliminary hearing for Crismond is scheduled for Dec. 5 in the Worcester County District Court.


TO:                  All Employees
FROM:            Management
SUBJECT:     Special High Intensity Training

In order to assure that we continue to produce the highest quality work possible, it will be our policy to keep all employees well trained through our program of Special High Intensity Training (S.H.I.T.).  We are giving our employees more S.H.I.T. than any other organization in town.

If you feel you do not receive your share of S.H.I.T. on the job, please see your supervisor.  You will be placed on the top of the S.H.I.T. list for special attention.  All of our supervisors are particularly qualified to see that you get all the S.H.I.T. you can handle at your own speed.

If you consider yourself to be trained enough already, you may be interested in helping us train others.  We can add you to our Basic Understanding Lecture List, Special High Intensity Training (B.U.L.L.S.H.I.T.).  If you have further questions, please address them to our Head Of Training, Special High Intensity Training (H.O.T.S.H.I.T.).

Thank you,

Boss In General
Special High Intensity Training
P.S.  With the personality some of you display around here, you could easily become the Director of Intensity Programming, Special High Intensity Training (D.I.P.S.H.I.T.).


Christmas Ornament
Handpainted by
Jenny Somers

St. Mary's Episcopal Church

~ALWAYS a great~
Annual Holiday Bazaar
 Saturday, November 12, 2011
At  the church hall
10am to 2pm.

Luncheon: Homemade Ham Biscuits, Soups, and dessert 
Dine with us or carry out

Homemade arts and craftsSanta's Attic- gifts for parents, teachers, friends and family

Homemade Quilt- by the ladies of the guild
raffle tickets selling for 6 for $5.00 or $1.00 each

Bake Sale Table:  pies, cakes, cookies, canned goods, jams and jellies and more.

Gifts for holidays for your loved ones

 For more information call Carol 443-783-4606 or 410-957-1518


If today is Wednesday there must be a
cooking on
Front Street in Accomac.

Beef Brisket Sandwich/ with Side
 and Drink

!!  ALL  DAY  !!

Be sure to leave a comment on their facebook page.

Accomack County Election Results

Senator Ralph Northam, Accomack Supervisors Laura Belle Gordy, C. Reneta Major, Sheriff Todd Godwin and Treasurer Dana Bundick retained their seats in the 2011 November General Election yesterday. However, in the race for Accomack County's Supervisor for the 4th District, challenger Kay Lewis ousted incumbent Sandra Hart-Mears.

Lewis won by just 50 votes in the 4th District, taking both Bloxom and Parksley's precincts. Hart-Mears was the victor in the town of Saxis.

Senator Ralph Northam and challenger Ben Loyola battled in a heated race throughout the summer and fall, but Northam won over 58% of the 6th District's vote, with Loyola taking 41%.

Todd Godwin, who was appointed interim Sheriff after Larry Giddens retired mid way through his first term, won handily in the Sheriff's race and enjoyed a margin of victory of more than 2,500 votes with 60%.

Laura Belle Gordy took over 65% of District 7's votes in last night's election, while challenger Emory Hurt garnered 20%.

Another hotly contested race was between Supervisor C. Reneta Major and opponent Wesley Edwards in District 9. Major was appointed to serve out the term of Phil McCaleb who resigned for health reasons. Major won with 55% of the vote. Edwards received 44%.

In the close race in Accomack County, Treasurer Dana Bundick retained her seat with 53% of the vote. Challenger Greg Duncan got 46%

Both Jim A. Evans and Frederick W. Holland II will serve the Accomack County Soil and Water Conservation District.

Also retaining seats were Delegate Lynwood Lewis, Commonwealth's Attorney Gary Agar, Commissioner of Revenue Leslie Savage, Supervisors Jack Gray, Donald Hart, Ron Wolff, Grayson Chesser, Wanda Thornton, and Robert Crockett all won unopposed.


Dear Friends of the PPE

So many hearts are heavy today and thoughts and prayers are going to the family of the beloved Councilman Bob Hawkins.

The voice of a proud veteren, father, grandfather, councilman, bestfriend to many, kind friend to all is silenced. We will all grieve this loss for quite some time.

We have received some sincere comments on the PPE and your warm comments are appreciated. Please feel free to express yourselves kindly.

And this is a reminder also to give thought to the passengers of the other vehicle, whom were also hospitalized following this horrible accident.

Remember to give support to those on the ambulance and fire crews on hand yesterday.  Having experienced a devastating experience similar to this one many years ago I know very well how emotional it is for everyone of them.  Theirs is a special and different type of grief and will need that extra kind word.

This is an especially sad time for so many.  But Pocomoke does a great job when they rally together to get through a difficult time such as this.

Out thoughts and prayers  at the PPE are with each and every one of you.


Last Event For Melson's This Weekend

Saturday, November 12, 2011

TROPHIES will be awarded to points winners

 AT 1:00 PM


Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Councilman Bob Hawkins Has Died

It is with my deepest sympathy that I relay the news that the beloved Councilman Robert (Bob) Hawkins has died.

Councilman Hawkins was involved in an automobile accident this afternoon at Winter Quarters Drive  and Route 13 in Pocomoke City, Maryland.

In so many ways he will be missed ....... More information coming as I receive it.

Please keep the family and friends of Councilman Hawkins in your heart and prayers.

Teens & Dogs Help Homeless Pups Thru Music Video


November 7, 2011 – Coronado, CA – Two San Diego teen singing stars are rising fast on the YouTube charts with a new music video/public service announcement reminding people to adopt their next dog from a local animal rescue or shelter.

San Diego residents, LIA MARIE JOHNSON, age 14 and ROXY KING, age 15 wrote the song, SAN DIEGO DOGS to the tune of Katy Perry’s, CALIFORNIA GURLS. But unlike most music video parodies, SAN DIEGO DOGS is a tribute to the song and includes a public service message reminding viewers to help out homeless dogs within their communities.

Lia and Roxy teamedup with several worldfamous San Diego dogs including Surf Dog RICOCHET, the SURFice Dog and SoCal Surf Dog, NANI when they created the video last month on location on Coronado.

Within hours of it’s YouTube debut yesterday, SAN DIEGO DOGS achieved more than 1700 “likes” and 20,000 views
putting it on track to possibly go viral and help many homeless animals find a new life and a new home with a loving family. Here is the SAN DIEGO DOGS YouTube link:

The music video and song single were also released on iTunes yesterday

Lia and Roxy performed together twice earlier this year when they sang the National
Anthem at LA COSTA RE
SORT for a national tennis tournament and when they joined in with the SAN DIEGO CHILDREN’S CHOIR at the JAPANESE FRIENDSHIP GARDENS in BALBOA PARK to raise money for the JAPANESE RED CROSS during the Tsunami disaster.

Ricochet will make appearances on ACCESS HOLLYWOOD this Wednesday to promote the American Humane Association's Hero Dog Awards that will be broadcast this Friday on the Hallmark channel, where she'll be receiving an award in the "Emerging Hero" category. She'll also be receiving a "dog of the year" award from the ASPCA in
New York next Thursday.

SAN DIEGO DOGS was produced and directed by former WALT DISNEY COMPANY and KPIX
TV producer, director and broadcast journalist, TONY PERRI of SURF’S UP STUDIOS, Coronado, CA.

(Music Video still frames and SAN DIEGO DOGS lyrics attached)

Emergency Alert System Test "Don't stress, it's only a test"

Nationwide Test of the Emergency Alert System

Wednesday, November 9 at 2:00 PM EST

As part of our ongoing efforts to keep our country and communities safe during emergencies, we’re working in partnership with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to conduct the first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS). The EAS test plays a key role in ensuring the nation is prepared for any type of hazard, and that the U.S. public can receive critical and vital information should it ever be needed.

Over the past year, our agencies have been working with the broadcast community, cable operators and programmers, and other communications service providers that participate in the Emergency Alert System; our state, local, tribal, and territorial partners; and other critical stakeholders to help inform all members of the public regarding the nationwide Emergency Alert System test.

Here are specific items we want everyone to know about the test:
  • It will be conducted Wednesday, November 9 at 2:00 PM EST.
  • It will be transmitted via television and radio stations within the U.S., including Alaska, Hawaii, the territories of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and American Samoa.
  • Similar to local emergency alert system tests, an audio message will interrupt television and radio programming indicating: “This is a test.”
  • When the test is over, regular programming will resume.
As we get close to the test, the FCC and all of our many partners are working together to spread the word to as many members of the public as possible -- so people know what to expect when the test takes place, and no one is caught off guard. We're asking everyone to join us by spreading the word to your neighbors, co-workers, friends and family -- share this web page, post a message on your social media site, and feel free to embed our videos on your website or blog.

For additional questions, visit the FAQ’s page and the FCC EAS Test page.

A Family Best Friend Is Missing

This little guy is still looking for his way back home.


"Peter" - the Fox Terrier has been missing since Friday, 10/28/11

Peter lives on St. Thomas Road in Clam, Virginia
but could be anywhere ! 

 So if you are in the area PLEASE keep a special eye open in case you do see him.  This little guy  has really been exposed to some horrible weather and the time for him to return home is long, long overdue.

!! REWARD !!

If you see him PLEASE 
 Call/text - 757-303-0232

His family misses him so very much.

Shore Beef and BBQ Tuesday Special

on Front Street in Accomac

Tuesday Special
Pulled Pork Sandwich w/side
Drink - $7.50

Look for Shore Beef  and BBQ on facebook.  Leave a comment.

Election Tuesday - Get Out And VOTE!

Voters will be heading to the polls today in Accomack and Northampton County to vote in a wide number of positions in their County and State Government.

Voter's of both Counties will decide who their next Supervisor will be. While six of Accomack County's districts are unopposed, districts 4, 7 and 9 are. Incumbent Sandra Mears of District 4 is facing challenger Kay Lewis. In District 7, Incumbent Laura Belle Gordy will face opponent Emory Hurst. District 9 will see current Supervisor C. Reneta Major and challenger Wesley Edwards.

Todd Godwin, Walter Marks and David Rogers are set to square off in the race for Accomack County Sheriff. Treasurer Dana Bundick will face a challenge from Greg Duncan.

In a hotly contested Senate Race, incumbent Ralph Northam will face challenger Ben Loyola.

There will also be special town council races in Parksley and Onley.

Commissioner of Revenue Leslie Savage, Commonwealth's Attorney Gary Agar and Delegate Lynwood Lewis are running unopposed.

Northampton County voters will have two Board of Supervisor's seats up for grabs. In District 4, Rick Hubbard will be looking to win while Yvonne Bagwell has launched a write in campaign.

District 5 Incumbent Larry Trala is being challenged by Betsy Mapp.

For Northampton County Treasurer, current Treasurer Cynthia Bradford and Charles Renner will square off. Bradford was appointed to finish the term of the last elected Treasurer Ilva James.

Commonwealth's Attorney Bruce Jones, Sheriff David Doughty and Commissioner of Revenue Anne Sayers are all running unopposed.

Polling locations open at 6:00 AM and will remain open until 7:00 PM.

For more information and to find out where to vote, call either the Accomack County Registrar at 787-2935 or 824-0525. Northampton County voters can call 757-678-0480.


This Fine Man Takes His Job Seriously........


Honor Guard Quiets Laughing Crowd

A member of the Old Guard silences a laughing crowd as he guards the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

Source;,0,2499884.htmlstoryI'd say that pretty well sums it up..........

Monday, November 7, 2011

Accomack Citizens Vote For Sheriff Tomorrow - And More......

One important decision Accomack county residents will be making is deciding the postion of Accomack county Sheriff. The two candidates Walter Marks and David Rogers and Incumbant Todd Godwin. Godwin was appointed Sheriff upon the retirement of Sheriff Larry Giddens, who retired in August.
In a forum last week each candidate spoke during a forum held open to the public. In reviewing their own personal views of changes that need to be made I am quite certain that either one of them is to hold the job. Most of what they spoke of and the changes that need/should be made make sense.....but then there are some that just dont.
Personally, I like the fact that shortly before his retirement the then Sheriff Giddens partnered with the nearby counties in the attempt to clean up crime- not in just one neighborhood- but all neighborhoods in many joining counties. I'm mainly speaking of Accomack County and Worcester County simply because I know more about it.

Reggie Mason was elected as sheriff in Worcester County last year. It was at that time our present Sheriff Larry Giddens began working with the Worcester County Sheriff's office in sharing information concerning crime in both counties. This makes most sense since both counties are close.  Knowing this should give all of us the satisfaction of knowing law enforcement is working for US and doing their best.

At the present time Sheriff Todd Godwin maintains that friendly working relationship with, not just Worcester County, but many counties up and down the East Coast. I am sure most of you are aware of the major drug busts in both counties recently. Not only have these drug busts been successful in Accomack but Northampton County as well.

Sheriff Todd Godwin, his department and all departments called to duty to fight crime and rid out streets of criminals have done an outstanding job in a short period of time. I am certain that will continue.

Utilizing delivery persons, utility persons, bus drivers as eyes for the law is a good thing. It is a needed tool in our society today. Worcester County has been using this method for quite some time.

Community meetings- IF you can get the people to attend. I don't want to attend only to hear that crime is down. If you can't tell me WHERE, WHAT the crimes ARE I'm not interested. The public needs to know if the house on their block has been robbed, what was taken, what day.....residents deserve to know everything there is to know if you want US to be your eyes and ears.

Open and honest crime reports - weekly or monthly. If the suspect is still at large and you know who you are looking for DO NOT give us a discription and a name! Give us a PHOTO. So many people today have nicknames. We don't know the real names and just a worded description is of no use. We'll forget that. Most people can remember a face.

Crime reports are most important to the residence of Accomack County because we simply only know about an arrest when it is written in the local paper (once in a while) or after the trial. This is no good. I always ask "when did this occur"?

As residents of Accomack County we can not help YOU fight crime if you do not give us the tools we need.

Crime education in school? Oh, this is my favorite! What a waste of time. Those children that you will spend time talking about crime to and how to avoid, stay safe, etc. are the same children that go home to it. Children mimic, most times, what they learn and see at home.

It's an environmental problem, I guess. I spent many years raising my children (as many parents have/do) to be law abiding citizens because that's where it's supposed to begin. It's the PARENTS responsibility NOT mine. I certainly do not want MY tax dollars being spent on anything but a decent education for these children.

What are we supposed to do about these children that need that extra education about crime? Don't know. Maybe check with the parents.

Good luck to all three in the race for Sheriff of Accomack County. Three wonderful men - Each of them qualified to do the job.

Huge Fire Roars In Preston....And I Was Thinking....

Sometimes I don't understand why things can't always remain where they were, or the way they were, when you left them while you were young and growing up. Childhood memories.

A massive fire roared through a  vacant building on the corner of Main and Maple Streets  in Preston, Maryland that needed assistance from fire companies from Caroline County and the neighboring counties of Talbot and Dorchester Counties. 

Preston, Maryland, in case you don't know, is called "the biggest little town in the USA".  My guess would be there are maybe 700 to 800 people living in Preston and I'll just bet half were there.  

I remember well that building from my childlhood days. My dear Grandmother lived across the street. My sister and skipped along the sidewalk many days on end as children with that building across the street never out of our sight.

My childhood memory of it was that the Preston News and Farmer newpaper office was there. In my memories of that great building   the older people of the town, after leaving the office, would cross the street and speak to my sister and me.

They knew knew everyone in that small town. And it didn't hurt to be the granddaughters of the once town police chief (back in the day) and have a dad,(also firemen) aunts and uncles (firemen) that were all well known. My great grandfather settled there. My great uncle and second and thirds cousins were farmers.

Looking at the photos here (taken by my second cousin) I couldn't help but think that if we were still children watching the blaze how the heat would warm our faces.....the water from the hoses wetting our feet.  My Grandmother and Mother and Father would have had a different idea about the ordeal and would have taken us into the house hoping fire wouldn't spread as massive fires  often do.  The old building is gone. 

 Soon the remaining portions will be torn down,  loaded up and hauled away.  Forgotten.

I will always remember that building and the fond  childhood memories that go with it for as long as I have memory......

Steph- I borrowed your photos.

Notice To Shore Beef and BBQ Customers

NOTICE: According to Ron of SHORE BEEF and BBQ there has been a change in plans and SHORE BEEF and BBQ  WILL be in

ACCOMAC at their Front Street location 

Get your appetites ready
cancel the brown bag lunch!!!


Pulled Pork Sandwich/ w side
Drink ~ $7.50

  !! ALL DAY !!

You can find Shore Beef and BBQ on facebook.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Progress Being Made On New Restaurant

I hardly ever make a trip to Pocomoke that I don't travel from one end of Market Street to the downtown bridge.  Since it has been flying high in Cypress Park, at the base of the drawbridge,  the American flag has always been a wonder to see for me.  It always amazed me just how far back on Market Street one can see that magnificent array of red, white and blue.
Sunday October 30, 2011 - After taking photographs of the many ways a flag can fold in the wind I couldn't leave without checking on the progress of the new restaurant being built at the edge of the Pocomoke River. 

I was so delighted to see that progress seems to be coming along nicely and certainly hope that the winter months ahead don't hamper the progress.

A friend of mine and myself have made plans to visit the restaurant when it opens to talk about two of the things we love about Pocomoke City............
the wonderful American flag
and the beauty of the Pocomoke River.

(I hope they have crab crepes on the menu)

Pocomoke City Mayor and Council Meeting

7:30 p.m., Monday, November 7, 2011
City Hall

1.      Call to Order, Prayer and Pledge of Allegiance.
2.      Review and approval of minutes from meeting of October 3, 2011.

3.      Review and approval of bills to be paid.

4.      Authorize Mayor to sign proclamation for Native American Month – November 2011 and Native American Heritage Day – November 25, 2011.

5.      Mr. Donnie Drewer, District Engineer of Maryland State Highway Administration, to discuss S.H.A. projects and plans for 2012.

6.      Mr. Tom Worley, representing Comcast of Delmarva, Inc., to discuss upcoming franchise agreement renewal.

7.      Discuss letter from the County Council of Talbot County regarding the possible closure and relocation of the U.S. Postal Service Processing Facility in Easton, Maryland.

8.      City Manager to present four-month budget status report.  (October 30, 2011)

9.      Discuss proposal from Beauchamp Construction Company to construct concrete pad for generator at Water Treatment Plant.

10.  Discuss proposal from Maryland Environmental Service (M.E.S.) for smoke testing of sewer manholes as part of an Infiltration/Inflow Study.

11.  Review bids for demolition of vacant house at 501 Laurel Street.
Comments from the Audience.
Mayor and Council Items.

Mob Threatens Worcester Prosecutor...Big State Police promotion to Pocomoke native... Prominent Pocomoke business and civic leader is remembered.


March, 1932

(The Morning Herald- Hagerstown, Md.)

Mob Threatens Worcester County Prosecutor

Berlin, Md., March 24 (AP)- An investigation to establish the identity of the members of the mob which surrounded the Atlantic Hotel early today and threatened State's Attorney Godfrey Child, was promised today by Charles R. Mason of Pocomoke City, a member of the Worcester County Board of Commissioners.

Mason said the investigation would be conducted by the County Board of Commissioners.

Meanwhile, State's Attorney Child was resting comfortably at his home in Pocomoke City after being conducted there by Sheriff Wilmer S. Purnell after the latter and state troopers had dispersed the mob about the hotel. He made no intimations today concerning any actions he may take against the persons in the crowd.

The mob action followed the rendering of the decision by Justice Of The Peace William J. Bratten in dismissing the kidnapping and assault charges against Robert Allen, Chief of Police of Ocean City, and George K. Jarvis, prominent cattleman. The charges had been preferred by Charles W. Brown who said he had been waylaid and held a prisoner by Allen, Jarvis and two other men for five days last week.

State's Attorney Child presented the evidence for the complainant at the hearing last night and the attitude of the crowd wanted to know why the decision had been in the favor of the defendants. A window in the hotel where Child planned to spend the night was broken and the State's Attorney's automobile was wrecked.

After the hotel was darkened and the doors bolted, Sheriff Purnell and state police were called to break up the mob. Later the Sheriff took the prosecutor to his home.

Footnote: State's Attorney Godfrey Child was also involved in a highly publicized murder case from this same era in which Euel Lee, aka "Orphan Jones," was ultimately convicted and executed for murdering a Berlin area (Taylorville) farm family of four. To the reader who left a comment regarding this case on my preview posting this past Thursday, and to others who may be interested, more information is available at


December, 1969

Maryland State Police Superintendent Robert J. Lally announced that Pocomoke City native Edwin D. McGee would become Commander of the State Police for the lower Eastern Shore. Sergeant Major McGee was a 28-year veteran of the force and along with becoming Commander of the Salisbury Barracks he would also rise to the rank of Lieutenant. In Pocomoke City MeGee was a former president of the Lions Club and an active participant in matters involving Pocomoke City schools.


January, 1977

Pocomoke City residents were remembering the life of R. Harlan Robertson, Sr., prominent civic and business leader in the community, who passed away at age 99. In 1906 he and his brother Clarence founded Pocomoke Foundry And Machine Works, later known as Robertson Brothers. He served in the Maryland legislature as a Worcester County Delegate and later served on the Pocomoke town council from 1924-1938, and served for nearly two decades on the Worcester County Welfare Board. He was a longtime president of Citizens National Bank. Numerous memberships included the Pocomoke City Rotary Club where he was a former president.



March, 1948

(The Times Recorder- Newark, Ohio)

New Magnetic Tape Recorder

Music lovers- and especially those who make a hobby of collecting fine record albums- have a new thrill in store for them when they hear Magnesonic, the sensational new electronic instrument which was made available to the Ohio market today.

Featuring an entirely new method of recording and reproducing on magic magnetic tape, Magnesonic is the product of Sound Recorder and Reproducer corporation of Philadelphia, and only a few weeks ago was formally introduced to a national retailers convention in New York City. 

Ohio dealers are the first in the nation to publicly offer for sale this new machine which has literally hundreds of uses for magic tape, and with which it is possible to make the finest symphonic, orchestral, and oral recordings directly from a home microphone or from radio broadcasts.


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