From the pages of The Smyrna Times, October 10, 1935


From the pages of The Smyrna Times,
October 10, 1935

Chesapeake is assured bridge

Funds for the construction of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge appeared assured Friday after the Reconstruction Finance Corporation agreed to lend the Bridge Authority $3,000,000 and Maryland Governor Nice said he would ask the Legislature to authorize a $2,500,000 bond issue to provide the remainder of the amount necessary.

The bridge connecting the Eastern Shore with the Western Shore is favored by all counties contiguous thereto and even in this section of Delaware as a means for quicker transportation to Baltimore, Washington and the west….

Hit-run driver kills man

State Police are searching for a hit-run driver whose car, early Sunday, struck and killed George Maddox of Mardel, Louisiana. The accident occurred north of Smyrna as the man was walking along the highway.

Taylor gives $1,000 to church

Elmer Z. Taylor of Newark, N.J., formerly of Smyrna, made Smyrna Presbyterian Church members happy last week by sending in his check for $1,000, enough to help the church to pay all indebtedness due to recent improvements.

Band organized at Smyrna High School

Smyrna Special District Schools has a band, the first to be organized here under the present regime. Along with this the instrumental music program is getting into shape rather quickly under the direction of John W. MacFadden, the director.

The band made its first appearance in Assembly last week, and although there were many rough spots, they made a very creditable appearance for such a short time. There are about 50 registered in the instrumental work this year and more registering every week….

New school cafeteria demonstrates its worth

The school cafeteria, although in operation for less than a month, has demonstrated its worth both from the point of view of health as well as finance.

Approximately 200 pupils are served daily. Every effort has been made by the management to serve the proper kind of food at as reasonable a cost as possible, allowing only enough income to take care of the raw material and help.

Capital Theatre, Dover, Del. (advertisement)

Thursday, October 10, Claudette Colbert stars in “She Married Her Boss.” A Columbia Picture.

Friday-Saturday, October 11-12, “Men Without Names” starring Fred MacMurray and Madge Evans. A Paramount Picture.

Monday-Tuesday, October 14-15, “Alice Adams,” one of America’s well-worn books! Tarkington’s Loveliest Girl recreated by Katharine Hepburn in a heart-warming drama with Fred MacMurray, Fred Stone, and Evelyn Venable.

Wednesday-Thursday, October 16-17, “Every Night at Eight” starring George Raft and Alice Faye.