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TWO THE DAILY MAIL, HAGERSTOWN, MD., SATURDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1941. DRAFT BE Pangborn Advertising Now Urging Industry To Meet New Situation Limit Is Fixed At 20; Measure Then Sent To White House WASHINGTON,, Dec. 20.— Congress cleared the way Friday for a -4,000,000-man army by approving and sending to President Roose• velt legislation requiring the registration of all, men from IS to 64 years old, inclusive, and making The speed with which modern industry gears itself to changes and emergencies in public relations is vividly demonstrated by the quick revamping of the Pangborn Corporation's national advertising prepared for January issues of industrial trade journals throughout the United States. Before the infamous stab in the back at Pearl Harbor the advertising division of our local manufacturing corporation had complete copy and layout in the hands of typographers and engravers for a ject to military'service. Officials at Selective Service headquarters said the registration probably would not begin before "several weeks." Although the • new draft bill makes possible an army of at those from 20 to 44, inclusive, sub- two C0lor double page spread for The Foundry magazine which goes to the foundry industries throughout the country. This magazine is one of the 26 trade publications i that carry the corporation's world | wide advertising. i These pages, measuring seven- \ least 4,000,000, there is no way of teea by eleven and a ha]f telling whether that many men will ever be called to the colors. " Secretary of War Stimspn has said increases' in the army would be ordered "in 'the light of the stra- " tegic situation as -it develops." - Both houses ..agreed speedily on i compromise amendments to the Selective Service Act which War Department officials said would make a total of 2,215,000 men.avail- able' in the next-; few months, in addition to the 1,800,000 now in- uniform. This included, experts said, S15,- 000 men from 21 through 35 al' ready registered and listed as im- ( mediately available in Class 1-A. They estimated the new bill would j provide an additional 600,000 Class 1-A registrants from among ' year olds; 400,000 in the ages from 36 through 44; and 300,000 who have reached the age of 21 since the last registration was held. IBy compromising on a miniraum -age of 20 for active service—-a year younger than the House desired ^and a year older than the Senate " had voted—Congress cut off an additional supply of 600,000 potential soldiers. But witn 100,000 youths .turning 20 every month, • Congressional leaders said there was every reason to believe that the army would get all of the men it could equip and train as fast as it could handle them. Under recently approved legislation the navy could obtain up -rto 50,000 of the selectees and the^marines 10,000. • Registration of 23,500,000 men •would be undertaken under terms : 'of the bill calling for the listing-of all males from 18 through 64. Added to the 17,500,000 already registered this would give Selective Service officials records on 41,000,000. Brig. Gen. Lewis B. Hersbey, Selective Service director, informed Congress that^his staff was making preparations-^o Begin registrations within the new age limits. Regis- •trations will be taken in age classifications at the discretion of President Roosevelt, with those subject to active service expected to be "listed first. Hershey said that men in the latter groups would be added to the lists of those already classified under the 21 through 35 age limits and thus become subject to the : draft along with them. N*ed a cook? Place & classified ad In this newspaper and expect flrst cla.cs meals at home noon. Ward's TIME PAYMENT Plan Enables you to buy anything totaling $10.00 or more—and pay for It as you use 1L MONTGOMERY WARD & CO. Men GIFTS For - Young Men - Boys John D. Myers & Co. 27 North Potomac St. Refresh Yourself! At Our Fountain AH Kinds of Dcllcloati Cold Drinks and Del I dons Tmeted Snndwlchra Cauffman's Cut Rate SO East VVaihlnrtau Street were to be printed in the color comb:nation of red and black. In picture and story they featured the production savings and economies obtainable with the Pangborn Airless Roioblast type cleaning equipment. On the Monday following the dishonorable attack upon the Pacific islands, work was stopped on the original Pangborn visualization. All material was ordered killed, and photographs, copy and artwork were started new for an entirely changed version based on the new outlook now facing the industries of the nation. Today the plates for the revised advertising are finished and on their way to the printer in Cleveland. From the colored proof received for inspection the reader sees two strong outstretched hands, each with thumbs pointing up, outlined on a red background. A four inch heading reads "Thumbs Up." The copy follows : "Everyone Must Do His Part Well" "The British have a stirring slogan for this war. 'There'll always be an England' are the words—and the upturned thumb gives dramatic significance to their declaration. The R. A. P., the Navy, the Tank Corps, all accept the 'thumbs up' salute as a pledge of courage, determination, and unlimited sacrifice— even to life itself—for a sacred cause. "Now that the black cloud of war has unleashed destructiveness upon the property and people of the "United States, let us accept the 'thumbs up' determination of the English people as our pledge for 1942. With all our might and main let's work together, feverishly, to get our unwanted and unsought job over successfully, quickly and thoroughly. "Here is how we all feel at Pangborn"s. Every ounce of manpower, every measure of strength, every resource in this fine plant of ours is placed at the disposal of our great government. "We shall work together, men and management, day and night, each with our shoulder to the wheel, cheerfully, that the absolute justice of Democracy's belief may prevail to a certain victorious end. "We are rightly proud that our eqxiipment helps industry grow stronger by the hour. We are proud of our Land, our Country, and our brave fighting sons at the Front. We stand solid behind them. With all our hearts and to the limit of our endurance we pledged 100 per cent 'Thumbs Up' mobilization for 1942!" The Pangborn Corporation has been a consistent user of advertising ever since its beginning in 1904. The thousands of copies of magazines and direct mail pages that have been distributed since that time throughout the metal and process fields of industry, have carried the name of Hagerstown, Main-land, to every corner of the world. BONUS CHECKS HOTEL ATTACK Kenneth L. Boward, 26, In Critical Condition At Hospital. The condition of Kenneth L. Boward, 26, first block of South Mulberry street, who "was serious- y hurt last night when he fell or was thrown down a flight of steps at the Castello Hotel, South Potomac street, continues critical, hospital attendants reported at noon today. Two men were apprehended after Boward was taken to the Washing- pn County Hospital in an uncon- cious condition. Booked for "investigation," they dentified themselves as Brace Lutrell, 36, and Levi H. DeHaven, 37, both of Martlnsburg. Luttrell and DeHaven admitted, officers said, that they spent a greater part of the evening in a room of the hotel with Boward, but declared he must have fallen down the stairs from the third to the "second floor. Boward's head struck a radiator in the descent. Attending physicians said he might die. Luttrell was apprehended In the hotel room by Patrolmen Kuhlman, Hamill, "Wolford and Harris while DeHaven was taken into custody in the 100 block East Franklin street by Lieut. Desmond and Patrolmen Carroll, Harris and Wolford. Patrolman Wolford sustained a broken finger in a scuffle with DeHaven. PAY BOOST (Continued From Page I) prepared to accept ANY assignment from our government with the firm conviction that we can and will do our part." This statement is understood to foreshadow important new orders for production in addition to those now on the company's books. Mr. Boutelle's letter is as follows : : "To Employees of Falrchlld Aircraft: "The attached check represents additional compensation for your efforts during the last half of this year. "While we were a small company t^iis wa~, a satisfactory way for the Management to compensate you for a job "well done." However, the present war emergency that now exists has already resulted in many changes. Unquestionably, there wlil be many more changes, which neither we as a company, nor you as individuals can foresee. Therefore, the Management feels that under existing circumstances, an increase in pay of 5c an hour to all employees, effective December 22, 1941, will result in greater benefits to you than a continuation of our past policy of occasional payments for extra compensation. This increase in pay -will reach you in each weekly pay check and will amount to more at the end of the year than you have been receiving in the past from the additional compensation payments. This increase in pay is in addiiion to pay increases earned by employees under our present Brandts Banquet Men At Hotel Alexander; Rev. Dr. Ard Speaks. The 16S employes of the Brandt Cabinet Works who assembled in the ballroom of Hotel Alexander last evening not only were gladdened by a Christmas talk by the Hev. W. P. Ard but by distribution of bonus checks amounting to a total of $3,000. tl was announced that the demand for Defense Bonds in Hagerstown has been so great that it vras impossible to secure bonds for distribution to the employes last evening but they will be given out shortly before Christmas. Each employe of the plant will receive a bond as a Christmas gift, the management stated, which will be in addition to the cash bonuses. The j total amount distributed this year j to employes is about $S,000. The cash bonuses amount to 2V 2 per cent of total earnings for the year to each employe and these show an increase this year of about 20 per cent. The fifth annual dinner of the employes was held last evening at the hotel. Max C. Fiery, sales manager, served as toastmaster and introduced the .-Rev. Dr. Ard who spoke on "Christmas." He said he was thankful that the light of democracy still gleams. Democracies today, he declared, are making their last 'valiant stand. He explained how the individual is submerged in totalitarian countries. He said he would rather be the humblest citizen in America than any of the dictators in Europe. The speaker also mentioned the relationship between Christmas and peace. President Hoopes stated the firm today was in a very strong position. In outlining the possibilities of the future, he said that he believed the company would have another successful year in 1942. despite world conditions, stating that the furniture manufacturing business uses materials which are less essential to defense. At the same time furniture products are necessary to the health and convenience of de- fenes workers and others. The employes presented gifts., to both Mr .Hoopes and G. Ripstra. plant superintendent Remarks also were made by the latter. Forward Together MERCY »i VICTORY $25, from Washington County for the RED CROSS Several persons told the officers rating policy. they heard an argument in the hotel room prior to the time Boward was found, to the hospital in Ambulance. He was taken the Goodwill TO PURCHASE BONDS Pangborn Lodge, Xo. SS, Fra- "During the year 1941 we have all been called upon to lend every effort to the 'all out' aid -to the Democracies and your response to the | call is very gratifying. Although i all of the needed facilities were not available throughout the entire year, through your earnest effort it possible to meet the accelerat- ternal Order of Police, voted 3astj e ri production schedule as request- Company, Inc. night to purchase three $100 <le-jcd by our Government, fanse savings bonds and contributed! "it has now become necessary $25 to the Goodwill Ambulance j that we put forth even greater ef- j fort in the defense of our country I and its possessions. With the pre| vailing loyalty and fine spirit of our employes we ave prepared to accept AXY assignment from our Government, with the firm conviction that we can and will do our part." No. 1 U. S. Hero Died In Crash (Continued from Page 1) revealed for the first time that the men with Captain Kelly in the plane were saved. "While his-airplane was a focal point of fire from strong hostile naval forces, Capt Kelly exhibited a high decree of valor and skill, placing three direct hits upon an enemy battleship resulting in its destruction," the citation said. "En route to his home air field upon completion of his mission, his airplane was set on fire by an attack of two enemy fighters. This officer ordered his crew to bail out. "Six men saved themselves thereby, but Capt. Kelly, the last to leave the burning plane, was killed in the resulting crash." The Distinguished Service Cross also was awarded posthumously to First Lieut. Samuel H. Marett, survived by his widow, of New Braunfels, Texas. The citation on Marett said that on December 10 he took part in action near Vigan, 200 miles north of Manila, where the Japanese landed troops. "Although warned that the enemy landing forces in Vigan were well equipped with protective fire," the award read, "Lieut. Marett courageously led his squadron with markedly inferior armament in a concentrated attack on an enemy transport. "Against a flurry of protective firing he and bis comrades strafed and re-strafed the invaders, causing great panic and destruction upon the troops packed on ships. Two transports burst into flames. "In one final and successful straight dive against a third transport his airplane was caught in the resulting blast of the exploding transport and together with the intrepid pilot was destroyed." TRIBUTES PAID LATE ME! Sure to please everyone you have to remember on Christmas Day! Easy to shop for, there are "no priorities" on candy, and there's a, variety in our stock to flatter the feminine, appease the masculine, and delight the children's "swe^t tooth." Packed in Christmas Boxes! OFFICE EQUIPMENT Hagerstown Bookbinding & Printing Co. TELEPHONE 2000—2001 14 W. Washington St. Mail Early! ies Phone 1077-J (ALL SIZES) HARRY S. MYERS 53 North Potomac Street 1 the Largest Selection* , of High Grade Furniture in Hagerstown ! MEYERS & BERKSON 41-43 Wc*t Frasklln 8tr**t Santa Claus Toys To Be Displayed Today The puhlis is invited to visit Santa Claus' headquarters, located in the Arcade Building, second floor roar, from 9 a. m. until 4 p. m. tort ay. A general rehabilitation of toys is taking place here, under the direction of the local organization known as Santa Claus, Inc., and j the completed toys will be on dis- • play. Visitors may also watch the j work of repair as it is effected by i the WPA workers. In addition to ! repainting and mending various j types of toys, the workshop Is j dressing dolls. ; Classification i cording to the (Continued from Page 1) were read by Attorney Qmer T. Kaylor and were signed by Mr. Kaylor, Levin Stonebraker and D. Angle Wolfinger, committee. These resolutions reviewed Judge Wagaman's notable career, professionally and in the role of plain citizen and characterized him as a man of sterling character and unimpeachable integrity. The resolutions on the death of Attorney Scott M. Wolfinger were read by Attorney D. Angle Wolfinger and signed by Mr. Wolfinger, Levin Stonebraker and Howard p. Hartman, committee.. The resolution likewise reviewed the career 'of the deceased member and set forth the many exceptional qualities and abilities that marked his professional life. Judge Joseph D. Mish. in brief remarks paid his .respects to each of the departed members. He said 'his life unquestionably will be the fuller for having known each of the men. He lauded Judge Wagaman for being not only a great lawyer and a great jurist, but a friend of man. He praised Worth ington Wachter for his devotion to duty, his willingness to help his fellow man and his great worth as 'a citizen. He said he was always an admirer of Scott Wolfinger from boyhood, and regarded him -as a peer among orators, a lawyer'of marked ability and a most companionable friend and confidant Judge William A. .Huster expressed hia sorry over the Passing of the three members and said he knows that the members of the bar whose privilege it was to know each of them, most surely have profited from that association. Chief Judge D. Lindley Sloan was truly eloquent in his remarks of respect and said he was cognizant of Mr. Wachter's expertness in compensation law and appreciated his outstanding worth as a citizen. He said he knew Scott Wolfinger as a friend of long standing and for whose ability as a lawyer he held the highest regard. He said Scott Wolfinger was a most unique personality. As to Judge Wagaman, he said he never in all his career knew a better trial lawyer. He paid tribute to Judge Wagaman's deep sense of justice, his industry, his infinite patience, Christian ideals and his devotion to family, church and community. I Housing Problem Is Being Studied An. official of the Hagerstown Real Estate Board declared yesterday that the board and local Chamber of Commerce must furnish assurances by Jan. 5, 1942, that a definite program of housing for defense workers will be undertaken here next year. A meeting with representatives of the real estate board and others was held here this week when they met with a Washington representative and discussed the possibilities for housing in this county. The real estate board is asking local people to report all houses, rooms or apartments for rent as well as willingness or intentions of individuals to remodel, reconstruct or build houses next year. The board official stated that if assurances of sufficient housing are not given that the government may erect a large number of housing units here. He pointed out what he considered some of the disadvantages of having these houses erected by possibly outside interests. The board claims that sufficient housing has been supplied here so far. despite of great Increase in the number of defense workers. IS HOLDING OUT (Continued from Page 1) fire had largely destroyed the main office of the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking corporation and large oil tanks near the Tiakoo docks. Hongkong Governor Reports "The governc. of Hongkong reported by telegraph- this morning that operations are proceeding on the island," the British colonial officer in London announced. "The governor: wishes it to be known, that the Japanese story that he left the island is false." In the American-defended Philippine theater, U. S. Army headquarters reported heavy fighting vras developing at the predominant-' ly-Japanese city of Davao, on Mindanao Island 600 miles south of Manila, where four enemy transports landed swarms of troops at dawn today. An official Tokyo broadcast asserted the invaders were smashing resistance .by U. S. Army forces and that the situation was rapidly turning .in favor of the Japanese. A, bulletin from the headquarters of Gen. Douglas MacArthur, commander-in-chief in the Far East, reported tersely: "Fighting continues at Davao." On the Malayan front, where the Japanese are driving down the road to Singapore, the British, acknowledged that "a, slight further withdrawal was carried out by our forc- s without interference from the enemy." The latest withdrawal takes the British well south of the Krian river, less than 200 miles from Singapore, a London spokesman said. Japanese bombers struck again at Manila, apparently ineffectively, and others roared over Cavite, site of a TJ. S. naval base in Manila bay. Bombs were aimed at Nichols Field, in the capital, but fell wide and exploded in the bay. There was no immediate report from Cavite. FOR TAX CUT (Continued from Page 1) sonnel seems - necessary, particu- j arly in the police department, to ! keep step with the increase in pop- I ulation because of the war. He further pointed out that the city probably will lose the services of the WPA next year, which has saved the taxpayers thousands of dollars in new sewer, water and street construction. , "All of these things add up," £he Mayor said, "but in spite of them favor a five-cent reduction and am confident our city councilman ikewise favor all -the tax relief we can give the property owners of our ity." The Mayor commented that the city's financial condition is excep- ionaJIy sound; that obligations are being met promptly; that tax receipts have been good, and that the public need but reflect on the high 3rice paid recently for city water bonds to realize the fine credit reputation the city must enjoy. ORDER BUNK FOR DEFENSE SAVINGS STAMPS The Herald-Mail Carrier Boy: I want to do my bit for defense by buying Defense Stamps of 10c denominatJo'n every week. . Bring them on your, regular collection day. I would like to have 10o-Defense Savings Stamps each week until further notice. Name Address .. City Route No. Branch ... State The Morning Herald The Daily Mail PATRONIZE YOUR Municipal Electric Light Plant Maintained for the Solo Benefit of the Citizens and Taxpayert of Hagerstown. Phones 765 - 766 Nunn Bush SHOES FOR MEN BENTZ & DUNN Dr. Salsbury's REMEDIES HOWARD'S 7 E. Baltimore St. Phone 806 CONSULT US For complete details of available tire protection. Meilink Safes R. M. Hays & Bros., Inc. Men's Clothing At Factory Prices CONCORD Factory Showroom 153 S. Potomac St. In A WTiItc Garnjts — 2 Block* Sonlb ol Square of the toys. age and sex ac- i for j which they are most suited, will j begin today and distribution vjjl j tage place on Monday and Tuesday. Santa Claus, Inc., is bringing Christmas cheer to several thou! sand children this year and to j I date many of the toys have been i j repaired by the industrial arts i classes of South Potomac Junior j high school. i With Great Pleasure Our Xmas Gift to Everyone Our complete stock of Popular Albums are on sale at the lowest possible prices. Limited Stock THE RECORD SHOP 42 East Washington Street Manufacturers Complete Setup For Stamp Sale (Continued from Page 1) tary of the manufacturers' committee, announced the following chairmen for the various groups: Furniture, Donovan Beachley;,....lumber, Louis Sager; silk and knitting, E. T. Roof; leather and rubber, Roger Hershey; bakeries, Park Beaver; dairies, Herbert McElwee; utilities, George Humphrey; bottlers, Hugh Crafton; printing and paper boxes, John Myerly. Cooperation Promised Messrs. "Willis Altenderfer, Goran and Leer, representing the group of manufacturers at Williamsport, promised the full : cooperation of that community in the campaign. In addition to the above, there were representing the larger and unclassified industries of Hagerstown: Russell Zentmyer of the Hagerstown Foundry & Machine Co.; W. Riley Daniels of the Holier' Organ Works; Col. John Conway of the Western Maryland Railroad Shops; Mr. Jamison representing the Jamison Cold Storage Door Co.; Hubert Poole of the New .York Central Iron "Works; Robert Foltz of the Foltz Manufacturing & Supply Co.; Paul Leichel of North American Cement; John Pangborn of the Pangborn Corp; L. W. Manners of the'W. F. Prior Co., ^.nd Mr. Jackson bf'the Bester-Long Co. E. T. Hooten^ of' the Treasury Department, outlined plans for the national publicity "through newspapers, radio and newsreels which the department proposes to give to Hagerstown's efforts as showing what the typical small American community can. do in paying for the defense material which it makes.- . ' : ' 40,ODONAZIS WIPED OUT (Continued from Page 1) Sevastopol had been thrown back on the whole front outside that Crimean naval base which was isolated by the German drive from the Perekop isthmus to Kerch. The report said Soviet artillery and planes helped block Nazi motorized columns and grounded forces had inflicted heavy German losses. (The British radio said the Russians "are now attacking along almost the entire Russian-Finnish front." It quoted Finnish reports that British? lanes were being used in the offensive.) Ruza, 60 miles west of Moscow; Tarussa, 65 miles south, "and villages west of Kaluga," a railway center 90 miles southwest, were reported recaptured by the Russians. Kaluga itself was described as partly encircled. German troops who once were more than halfway around the capital thus have been thrown back violently both above and below it. The invaders of Klin, Kalinin and Vysokoe were reported battered westward earlier this week. The 134th division — 15,000 of Adolf Hitler's withdrawing army— was wiped out to the last man by a Russian encirclement, the Soviet information bureau said in reviewing developments of Thursday and Friday, and the division commander was listed among the dead. Three Being Held • - For Larceny Here Police announced last night that three Negroes under arrest had confessed their partsjn the larceny of $200 worth of jewelry -from the pawn shop ^of Al Einbinder, 100 block Jonatbtan.street, the night of October. 31. . Nat Terrell and Walter Washington wer.e returned .yesterday from Philadelphia by Sheriff Joseph- D. Baker and Detective Norman ,W. Wolfe. Robert Kines .was arrested here shortly .after the robbery. The officers .said Terrell and- Kines admitted breaking the shop window, while Washington "was said • to have admitted the loot, was taken to his home. From there,, officers said, the. jewelry was. tak-r en to Baltimore ..and sold. REDpt '*ay»— .."'"". . •"• - "Th« E l- • :-«-t-r i -.e. Ranye cooki everything better, becaus* It provide* the moit accurately controlled heat In the world. Every meal — .* bl» success." - 'There's A BEST lir Every.thlriat In BREAD" it's CAS KEY'S ; Caskey Baking Co. SPECIAL! 5 Ib. box Xmas 7Qr CANDY - • r V; Arthur Dorsey's Sett- V: Service • Market Cor. Kaldolph Are. & Locust St. Your Economical GIFTSTORE THE BON TON YOU CAN COOK BETTER— AND tWGCRSTOlUn GAS CO. Cinder Blocks Quality That Stands Up * Ton Ne«xl Thl« GOOD Material. • Ton Need A GOOD Bnilder. This Combination Can't Be B«at«n- H. E. BESTER BLOCK CO. Academy Hill Phone 68 LOUNGE ROBES $6.50 to $25.00 There's not a man in Hagerstown, we venture to say, who wouldn't like to just stay at home once in a while and relax. So for him, we suggest this comfortable, albeit good-looking, lounge robe that he's sure to like. All sizes. Letter's Men Shop OPEN EVENINGS