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The Daily Mail from Hagerstown, Maryland • Page 7

The Daily Mail from Hagerstown, Maryland • Page 7

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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THE DAILY MAIL, HAGERSTOWN, MONDAY, JANUARY 31, 1944. SEVEN Park Would Save Riverside Town (Continued from Page 1) of the breadwinners, he said, are railroaders or laborers at a nearby quarry. For a town of its size, Harpers Ferry probably takes all honors for figuring in historic strategies of war. As if John Brown's epical raid on the arsenal in 1859 were not enough, the town again echoed to the sound of history-making gunfire during the Civil War, when after a short bombardment from surrounding mountains Union-held town capitulated to the Confederate forces. In 1796 Washington himself had marvelled at the sight of the two rivers rushing through the gap in the Blue Ridge, and had instigated the location of the government arsenal there.

Thomas Jefferson sat on a rock above the town to watch the Shenandoah come up from his beloved Valley of Virginia, and there wrote the bulk of his "Notes of Virginia." Robert Harper, the ferryman, who originally bought the townsite and in 1780 its first house, still standing, died before he could see his town at the peak of its development. Just before the Civil War the U. S. arsenal and Hall's Rifle on nearby Herr's Island, supported a population of 4000. Most of these departed after the war, when it became apparent that the two principal industries, destroyed by Confederate cannon, would never be restored.

Tourist trade later boosted the population to aobut 2000. That boom passed, the floods discouraged many, and now the population is dwindling yearly. In spite of its present shabbiness, the future of Harpers Ferry as a resort appears a bright one, if the government decides to develop it into- an historic shrine. When a bridge again spans the Potomac from Maryland to West Virginia (construction was suspended because of the war) traffic arteries from Virginia and West Virginia will again converge on Harpers Ferry. Hilltop House, situated near the summit of the town is recognized as a fine hotel is still Try this-if often CONSTIPATED! Perhaps you too need Natex RIGHT NOW when many should Katex to help condition them for the winter months.

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A little restoration would make interesting shrines of the Harper house and John Brown's fort. The Appalachian Trail, MaLie-to-Georgia footpath, crosses the town, bringing many lovers of the out-of-doors to the secenic spot. For on the strength of its site alone, Harpers Ferry could rank among the most unusual and picturesque towns in the nation. Jefferson, writing from his rock, said: "The passage of the Potomac" through the Blue Ridge is perhaps one of the most stupendous scenes in nature. This scene is worth a voyage across the Atlantic; yet here are people who have passed their lives within a half dozen miles, and have never been to survey these monuments of a war between rivers and mountains which must have shaken the earth itself to its center." Huddled on a precipitous hillside, as if scorning to accept the comforts of the rolling plateau to the west, the city hasjback "yards" that approach the perpendicular, and a main street whose ascent requires low gear of an automobile and strong legs of a pedestrian.

Hemmed in by Maryland Heights, Short Hill, Loudon Heights and Bolivar Heights to the, east, south and west, respectively, the town's vista lio beyond the water gaps. A spot rich in historical significance for all Americans, Harpers Ferry appears doomed to eventual desolation, unless "the Harpers Ferry National Monument project" assures its perpetuation. Second National Bank The Oldest Bank In Hagerstown Ration Round-Up (By The Associated Press) Meats, fats, three brown stamps and valid through Feb. 26. Processed foods Book four green stamps and good through Feb.

20; L. and valid Feb. 1 through March 20. four stamp 30 good for five pounds through March 31; book four stamp 40 valid Feb. 1 for five pounds for home-canning, good through Feb.

28, 1945. one stamp 18 and book three "airplane" stamp 1 good indefinitely. Gasoline In Northeast and Southeast, S-A coupons good for three gallons through Feb. S. Elsewhere, 10-A coupons good for three gallons through March 21.

and B-l and and C-l coupons good for two gallons everywhere except in the Far West and Rocky Mountains, where they are good for three gallons. B-2 and C-2 coupons good for five gallons everywhere. Fuel two coupons valid through Feb. 7 in all areas except the South. Period three coupons valid in all areas; remain good through March 13 in the Middle West, East and Far West, and through Feb.

21 in the South. Period four and five coupons, now valid only in the South, remain valid through Sept. 3. All coupons worth 10 gallons a unit, with most coupons worth several units each. Titian was 9S when he painted his historical canvas, "The Battle SUBURBAN DAY 4C SALE ON MAIN FLOOR 100 pkg.

Mercurochrome Adhesive Tape Choice 4c 120 Wooden Darners Choice 4c 148 Rolls Wax Paper Choice 4c 200 Polishing Cloths Choice 4c 168 pkg. Napkins (paper) Choice 4c 200 Whiskey Glasses Choice 4c 140 Rolls Gauze Choice 4c 78 Rolls Adhesive Tape Choice 4c 111 Glass Creamers Choice 4c 175 Pot Holders Choice 4c 100 Glass Saucers Choice 4c 68 Kitchen Knives Choice 4c 300 Spools Sewing Thread, 40-50-60 Choice 4c 60 Shower Curtain Hooks Choice 4c 62 Glass Cups Choice 4c 72 Ash Trays Choice 4c 71 Tomato Pin Cushions Choice 4c 100 pkg. Shoe Laces Choice 4c 100 Cards Picture Hangers Choice 4c 60 Bathroom Deodorants Choice 4c 40 Salt and Pepper Shakers Choice 4c 80 Tape Measures Choice 4c 144 Jars White Petroleum Jelly Choice 4c 100 Bags of Marbles Choice 4c 200 pkg. Loose Leaf Fillers Choice 4c 200 Pencil Tablets Choice 4c 200 Boxes Reinforcements Choice 4c 168 Scratch Pads Choice 4c 144 pkgs. Tape Choice 4c 300 Hat Pins Choice 4c 144 pkgs.

Mending Tape Choice 4c Main Floor TUESDAY FEB. 1st 1944 STORE 5 P. Tavern Dry Cleaner 77c gal Tavern Paint Cleaner $1.49 gal. Tavern No-Rub Wax 98cqt. Hundreds of Bags of Delicious Hard Candy 39c Bag Pantie Girdles Sizes 26 to 34.

$1.00 Famous Aberle Cotton Mesh Hose Original price 1.65. Sale price 1-2. 83c pr. 25 Pictures Values to 51.19. Choice 50c AM Army and Navy Cases Shoe Shining Kits Beltr, etc.

1-4 Off Aralac and Rayon Squares $1.00 One Lot of Black Fabric Gloves Values to Choice 39c pair 10 Blouses Soiled, 1-2 Price MAIN FLOOR Cpecial Values in Bridge Sets Cloth and Four Napkins. $1.29 set Large Sheets of Wadding Enough in sheet for Quilt. 59c Large Size Cedarlied Wardrobes Holds about 16 garments. Special at $2.98 Panties Rayon Satin trimmed. Sizes 26, 28 and 30.

$1.00 Special Table of Slightly Soiled Neckwear Selling up to $1.00. Choice 50c Velour and Broadcloth Handbags 1-2 price 52 52 LUNCH CLOTHS $1.69 200 Yards of Rayon Faded along edge. $1.00 value. Choice 19cyd. Can be easily dyed.

One Lot of Odd and End Dress Rayons Values to $1.00. Choice 49c yd. One Lot of Colored Footing Values to 12c. 3c yard Fancy Turkish Towels 25c each MAIN FLOOR Large Sheets Quilted Cotton Enough in sheet for comfort 85c Slack Shirts Small, Medium and Large. $1.00 100 Pairs Anklets Odds and Ends.

Values to 50c. Choice 9c pair 1-2 Price Table of Novelties Slightly Irregulars of the 25c Grade Handkerchiefs Choice 2 for 25c One Lot of Hand Knitted Wool Fascinators Values to Choice $1.98 New Printed Novelty Jersey Rayons $1.50 a yard 50 Odd Bath Room Seat Covers Made of Chenille. Choice 39c 4 Piece Place Mat Sets Of Cork. $2.00 values. $1.59 Small Size Turkish Towels For guests.

15c each Special Assortment of the Better TEA TOWELS 39c MAIN FLOOR Basement Specials Ladies' and Misses' WINTER COATS Plain and Fur trimmed. Plain shades and Tweeds. Sizes 10 to 50. Sub. Day $12.75 and up Ladies' Rayon PANTIES AND STEP-INS Regular and extra sizes.

Suburban Day 59c Boys 7 Reversible Caps With ear warmers. All sizes. Suburban Day $1.25 BASEMENT ENAMELED KETTLES and Coffee Makers. Suburban Day $159 BEACON BLANKETS Figure and plaid design. Sizes 60x80.

Suburban Day $2.49 Boys 7 Rainbuster Jackets Lined and unlined. Sizes 10 to 20. Sub. Day $2.95 and $3.95 BASEMENT Coats and Dresses (Second Floor) WOOL COATS Untrimmed. Values to $30.00.

$10.00 WOOL COATS TJntrimmed. Values to $45.00. $15.00 WOOL COATS Plain and furred. Values to $60.00. $10.00 WOOL COATS Fur Trimmed.

Values to $80.00. $30.00 WOOL COATS Fur Trimmed. Values to $100.00. $45.00 All better coats reduced in proportion. SILK AND WOOL STREET DRESSES Values to 8.95 SILK AND WOOL STREET DRESSES Values to $16.95 SILK AND WOOL STREET DRESSES Values to $22.95 SILK AND WOOL STREET DRESSES $JQ 00 $300 $75110 8,00 Values to $35.00 Second Floor GROUP NO.

1 All Children's WINTER COATS Sizes 3 to 16 PRICE GROUP NO. 2 Rack of CHILDREN'S DRESSES Including Silks, Spuns, Cottons. PRICE GROUP NO. 3 TABLES OF ODDS AND ENDS Including SUITS, INFANT'S GERTRUDES, HOODS, DRESSES And Many Other Items. 5 and $1.00 Balcony LEITER BROTHERS 34 West Washington Street BUY U.


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