From the pages of The Smyrna Times, March 21,1935


From The Smyrna Times,
March 21,1935

House rejects federal amendment to Constitution on child labor

Representative Durnall’s joint resolution to provide for the ratification by Delaware of the proposed child labor amendment to the Federal Constitution was rejected in the House yesterday afternoon by a party vote, 21 Republicans opposing it and 11 Democrats supporting it, while three of the Representatives, Durnall and Evans, Republicans, and Hobson, Democrat, replied not voting on the roll call.

While all concerned were strong for Child Labor laws, the contention was that Delaware had good laws and was able to take care of the situation without interference from the Federal Government…

Peach crop is doomed

The orchard spray service for the benefit of fruit growers in this state will be carried on again this year under the direction of Dr. J.F. Adams, plant pathologist of the University of Delaware and the State Board of Agriculture, who has been cooperating with the county agricultural agents in this project for the past nine years.

In commenting on the peach situation in Delaware and in other sections of the United States, Dr. Adams in the recent spray notes stated that temperatures of 18 and 14 degrees below zero in New Castle and Kent counties this past winter have eliminated prospects of any peach crop, while in Sussex County from 75 percent to a complete kill of buds has been found….

Thieves enter Belmont Hall

Sometime during the latter part of the week, thieves entered historical Belmont Hall, jimmied the doors and ransacked the entire house. Several articles of silver and other things are missing.

Mr. and Mrs. Cummins E. Speakman, who are spending the winter in Wilmington, were notified and drove down at once.

Detectives have been put on the case.

Basketball teams challenge Caesar Rodney

The Boys’ and Girls’ Basketball teams played their annual games with the Caesar Rodney teams on Friday night.

The Smyrna girls won their game by the score of 19-16. Sara B. Jones and Elsie Lockerman showed outstanding work.

The boys did not come through very successfully, losing the game to the Caesar Rodney boys, 8-19.

March 22 will close the basketball season with a game at home with Delaware City.

Business men address Smyrna 20th Century Club

Smyrna and Dover business and professional men left their busy routine last Friday to address the women of the Smyrna Twentieth Century Club on subjects of enlightening interest. There was a goodly attendance and an interesting and instructive program was rendered.

Mr. W.W. Hynson talked on “Women and Banking;” Mr. C.L. Harmonson on “Balancing the Budget.”

There was music, “Can’t You Hear Me Callin’ Caroline,” by Edward Everhart, accompanied by Mrs. Westfall.

Mr. C.W.W. Schantz spoke on “Women and School;” State Auditor Mr. Henry Hazel, on “Women and Insurance;” State Senator William E. Matthews Jr., “What the Legislature is Doing.” More music by Edward Everhart closed the program, with “Rose of Tralee” and “Shortnin’ Bread.”

Fresh produce – the best spring tonic (advertisement)

Large golden ripe Bananas, 4 lbs., 19¢.
Celery, stalk, 10¢.
Stringbeans, 2 lbs., 15¢.
Iceberg Lettuce, 2 heads, 15¢.
New Cabbage, 2 lbs., 13¢.

American Stores Co.

These prices effective in our stores and meat markets in Smyrna and vicinity.