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the a a a THE EVENING NEWS, WILKES-BARRE, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 31, -1937. THE EVENING NEWS Entered edu as Second Class Matter at the Postoffice Published Every Week-Day Evening at Wilkes-Barre, Pa. JOHN A. MOURIGAN Publisher JOHN A. HOURIGAN, Jr.

Business The Evening News is delivered by carriers for 50 cents per month. Mail subscriptions six dollars a year. 3-7171 Telephone Telephone-Wilkes-Barre-3-7171 FRED KIMBALL, Inc. NATIONAL ADVERTISING REPRESENTATIVE SouWest 44th Street, Chicago, 604 York Chamber City; of Michigan Commerce, Pittsburgh, Commerce Milwaukee, 3090 East Grand Boulevard, Detroit, Mich. WEDNESDAY 31, 1937 International News Service has the exclusive rights to use for republication in any form all news dispavches credited, to it or not otherwise credited is also exclusively titled to use for publication all the local or dated news published herein.

AIRCRAFT CANNON A new automatic aircraft cannon, more terrifying and deadly than any weapon known to aerial warfare, has been perfected for use by Germany's vast air squadrons, it has become known. The rapid-firing gun has been developed in the deepest secrecy and in the Nazi government's belief it will give its air armada absolute supremacy in the air against any foreign power. Bare details of the weapon and its projectile, also a new departure in aerial combat, have become known too and have caused considerable apprehension in the war offices of this country and at least two Europowers. Steps have already been takpean en to develop a similar gun to combat its lethal effectiveness. The new weapon is a machine gun of larger bore than any ir.

use by any other nation, firing a one-pound projectile containing high explosive. It is described as being capable of spitting high explosive shells at the rate of from 250 to 300 per minute. Airplane ordnance experts admit that if the effectiveness of the weapon is all that is promised by its description no airplane equipped with standard machine guns could hope to stay in the air against it. American fighting planes mount .50 caliber and .30 caliber machine guns. They compare with any machine gun possessed by any other nation, but the projectile they fire is a solid steel-jacketed bullet, not a high explosive projectile.

The American army pounder, or 37-millimeter gun, which fires a high explosive shell similar to the one it is claimed the Germans have been able to adapt to use in a machine cannon, fires only one shot at a time and is an infantry weapon. Coupled with the reported perfection of the aerial cannon is the development of a high explosive projectile so sensitive it will explode on contact with a substance as fragile as the fabric covering a plane. One shell from the new German gun striking any surface of a plane wing or fuselage would explode with sufficient force to smash the plane to bits, ordnance experts declared. Bullets from machine guns must strike the pilot or a vital spot to bring the ship down. The weapon is said to have been designed primarily for offensive use against the newly-developed bombing airplanes.

HITLER FORGIVES PUTZI Ernst (Putzi) Hanfstaengl is forgiven and can go home to Germany. Herr Hitler, himself, has said so, and when Hitler says something there is nothing more to be said. You recall Putzi Hanfaengl of course. Good old Putzi is the Harvard man who, until recently, was Nazi foreign press chief. He hasn't got that job any more.

Last month. Hitler sent Herr Hanftaengl on a secret mission to Spain. But Putzi didn't go to Spain. He turned up in Zurich, Switzerland, instead. When Der Fuehrer sends you on a secret mission Spain, you aren't supposed to say to yourself: "But Switzerland is so much nicer!" nd go there instead.

So, when Putzi turned up in Switzerlnd, everyone took it for granted that he would stay there, rather than go home to see his old pal, Adolf Hitler, again. But Rudolph Hess, Hitler's deputy in Nazi party affairs, sent his chief of staff, Herr Spenger to Zurich to try to induce Putzi to come home. Herr Spenger gave assurance that Adolf wasn't really mad good old Putzi. True, Putzi's job as Nazi foreign press chief had been "liquidated" in his absence; but no one was thinking of liquadating Putzi himself, Herr Spenger explained. Putzi said that he was glad the job was liquidated, because he wanted "to get back to his historical studies." He didn't say where he wanted to pursue those studies, however.

Herr Spenger told him that Germany was a swell place for historical studies and that Putzi could study there unmolested and even would have "a scientific task" assigned him. Putzi Hanfstaengl hasn't said yet whether or not he will go home. Maybe he wants to know just what and where that "scientific task" will be. NEW POSTAGE STAMPS A new series of regular postage stamps to replace the present series, which first appered nearly 15 years ago, is being prepared by the postoffice department. As far as possible the new stamps, 26 in number, will honor the memories have of not deceased heretoPresidents whose portraits fore appeared on stamps.

There are 12 such former Chief Executives. When they have been given stamps there will still remain 14 denominations to be accommodated with portraits, and it is probable, we read, that half dozen of these will rehonor George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Grover Cleveland and a couple of other popular Presidents, whose features already are familiar to philatelists. That still leaves eight stamps for which portraits of outstanding public servants of the Nation must be found. As there are just eight deceased Chief Justices of the United States, John Jay to William Howard Taft, why not give them some postal recognition? The American public has licked worse Presidents and worse Army, and Navy ficers onto its mail matter than John shall was as chief justice, and several of his successors in that high office are entitled to at least as much philatelic consideration as the general run of Chief Executives. Automobile users who are doubly taxed not likely to view with peace of mind the are constant extension of the number of public servants who are exempted from paying income taxes.

Human Side Of The News Rv Edwin C. Hill The French are planning to tear down the Eiffel Tower, built 48 years ago for the Paris World's Fair. When Gustave Eiffel, its builder, died in 1923, at the age of 91, he said it would stand for 1,000 years. Possibly it would last that long, for, like the French, it is whippy, pliable and durable. It is the artists and architects, not "moth and rust which doth corrupt," who have been its most unrelenting enemy.

They say it is an eyesore, a discord in modern Paris, aesthetically crude and in wrong perspective. That is why it is to be condemned. Possibly its destruction will at last reveal the story of that mysteriously sealed room. 375 feet up on the second landing. Old Gustave Eiffel was the only man who had a key to the room.

His secret died with him. After his death, the key was taken to the Department of the Interior and secreted there. The room never has been opened since that day. Frenchmen will tell you that Eiffel kept there a mummy which he had obtained in Egypt, preserved by a lost process, unchanged in centuries. Egyptian priests told him the mummy which make eternal any structure in which it was kept.

That's that story. Another Frenchman has the deep inside on a death ray apartus secreted there, which will destroy an air or land army as it is aimed and operated from a stance somewhere higher up on the tower. Another tale is that it is Gustave Eiffel's tomb, and that he had designed the tower as such. On a single night six different taxi drivers will tell you six different stories. I discovered this myself one night Hit During War The German spy service might possibly have known what was in that sealed steel chamber.

At any rate, there are authentic records to show that when their Big Berthas nicked off a corner of the Madeleine in the World War, they were aiming at the tower. All through that long-range bombardment, the German engineers were triangulating Paris down to a gnat's heel and trying to plug the used to make a practice of first destroying the altars of a conquered people. He said it killed their spirit. The Germans might have had some such idea in seeking to humble the French pride in what was then the tallest structure in the world. It is still the tallest in Europe-963 feet high on a cool day; 984 feet high on a hot day.

It expands a foot in hot weather. In all the world, it is topped only by the Chrysler and Empire State buildings. The French writers and poets hated it worse than did the Germans later on, and would have been glad to blow it to bits. Academicians called it "a pile of ugliness," "the product of a diseased brain," and heaven knows what. Their execratives were piled higher than the tower.

Alexander Dumas, the younger, Sardou, de Maupassant, Prud-homme and Lefevre led the attack. There was fierce invective and threats of duels. Paris officials compromised -by agreeing to let it stand twenty years, promising to tear it down at the end of that time. Sap's Flowing Again! SMALL SPECULATORS PROMOTER 3-26 1937, King Features Syndicate, World rights reserved. 1683 Sidelights IN THE NEWS OF CAPITALS Washington, March first three months of 1937 find food prices making a new high since March, 1931 and a 2 per cent jump from December, 1936 to January, 1937, according to a study of family buying power just released by Northwestern National Life Insurance Company.

A nominal month's supply for the average family, the report said, could be bought for $30 at 1933 price levels. In January of 1937, the same items cost $38.22. This report added: "Thanks to a sharp upturn in wage rates in the closing months of 1936 and January, 1937, reversing the downtrend observed in the third auarter of last year. average income of employed workers showed slightly greater gain during the past year than did living costs. From January, 1936 to January, 1937, average wage levels rose 5.8 per cent while living costs were climbing 3.6 per cent; the same period.

"Offsetting the better pay checks of the employed workers was the decline of over 700,000 in employment from December to January among approximately 14,500,000 workers. The greater part of this shrinkage is seasonal, and accounted for by the drop in retail employment following the record holiday trade; another substantial portion of the decline is the effect of widespread strikes. "Meat, cereals and bakery products, fats and oils and fresh fruits and vegetables led the rise in food prices. "House and. appartment rental rates continued their steady climb.

Equivalent accommodations to those rented for $24 a month in 1933 cost $30.91 in January, 1937. Clothing prices have stood practically stationary for the last two years, and are today only 10 per cent over 1933 levels." The index reflecting the effects of economic forces on the average family's pocketbook, shows that a "yard-stick" family earning and spending $120 monthly month in 1933 main- nad pay $131.40 per to tain exactly the same scale of living in 1935. In 1936, the figure rose to $134.86 monthly and the family's pay check. bolstered by salary increases. averaged $135.84 The January, 1937 average was $137.95 as living costs for the month and $139.92 as the average pay check.

Ways Of Recognizing Cancer Of The Stomach By ROYAL S. COPELAND, M. D. U. S.

Senator From New York Former Commissioner of Health New York City. Of all the forms that dread disease can take, cancer of the stomach is the slowest to be recognized. The victim has a dozen explanations for his symptoms. On this account the true nature of the trouble is often overlooked. If one were familiar with the every signs of this disease, early recognition would be the rule.

In all forms of cancer, early attention is of vital importance. Contrary to a common belief. many of cancer are curable. But cases cure is possible only if it is recognized and attended to in its early stages. Many a person suffers from indigestion, heartburn, pain in the abdomen and disturbances of elimination.

The symptoms come and go and the sufferer is likely to regard SEE and KNOW PENNSYLVANIA (By Pennsylvania Scenic Historic Commission) MARKLESBURG Do you know that there are a large attractions number in of and around interesting Marklesburg, Creek Drive. which extends in Fayette County? ten miles through Rothrock State Forest, along the banks of Trough Creek, offers some of the most beautiful scenery in Pennsylvania. The balanced rock is surely an unusual sight. It weighs several tons and is balanced on the ledge of a high cliff about 200 feet above the creek. Another rare treat is the natural ice mine.

At this spot ice can be seen even as late in the summer as July. Abbotts Run, with its unsurpassably beautiful scenery and waterfalls, is on a par with the worldfamous Watkins Glen. WORDS OF THE WISE Love knows no Winter; no, no! It is. and remains the sign of Spring--Ludwig Tieck. Know Your' State PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS for The Evening News by F.

A. Pitkin, Director Prepared of the Pennsylvania State Planning Board Pleasant recollections of the depression period may be few, but there is one that will take on added significance in the year's to come. It is that of the impetus given to planning by the forced recognition of the need for a preview of the future development of our towns, cities, counties and states. According to the National Resources Committee, there are today 1553 town. city, and county ning commissions trying to develop comprehensive plans for the future of their communities and seeking to coordinate action by private and public groups to carry out the plan.

Until very recent years, we had no state plans. Now there are 47 state planning boards. and 35 of them are operating on a continuing basis under acts or resolutions of state legislatures. These state planning agencies are engaged in the preparation of "master" plans for the development of state resources. They are assisting and cooperating with local planning agencies on the one hand and with adjoining states and Federal Government on the other hand.

But resources, and hence the projects to develop them, are no respecters of political boundaries. In different parts of the country, as in the Pacific Northwest, the metropolitan area of St. Louis, New land. the Delaware River Valley, the Ohio River Basin and the Ten- KEN MURRAY SAYS: Hollywood, March dictionary editor picked off such swell publicity naming the 10 most overworked I think I'll help myself to a slice of the same. Here words, are a couple of lists I just thought up myself.

The five most overworked sentences: 1. I'm working my way through college selling magazine subscriptions. 2. No jobs right now, but I'll file your name and address. 3.

Farley and me are just like this. 4. Let's have all the I dough -this is a stickup. 5. With me in there pitching, the Cardinals will win the pennant.

The seven wonders of the world: The Floradora sextet and Henry Ford. The six best sellers: Sweepstakes tickets, F. D. sodium bicarbonate (gone with the wind), CIO membership cards and two aspirin tablets. The three most forgotten men: Selassie, Babe Ruth and the other Senator from Idaho.

(Copyright 1937, McNaught Syndicate, Inc.) Memories Of Yesterday Taken From the Files of l'he Evening News TWENTY YEARS AGO March 31 Wilkes-Barre City has purchased a motorcycle with three speeds and fully equipped, capable of traveling 80 miles an hour. for use in the police department. The machine was purchased from B. F. Connor.

Mrs. Walter S. Biddle returned home today after spending some time in Philadelphia, Atlantic City and New York City. The marriage of Charles Alexander Miner, 825 South Franklin street, city, Mabel Moon, 129 Loomis anstreet. also of this city, was solemnized by Rev.

George W. Hangen, pastor of Dana Street Evangelical Church, this morning. Flag raising day at the Pine Ridge colliery of the Hudson Coal Company will be observed on Monday. D. S.

Clark. Kingston, has been appointed traffic officer for vehicles at the corner of Hoyt street and Wyoming avenue. Misses B. and Agnes Murphy of North Main street, Pittston, are in Atlantic City to remain over Easter. McDonough, EdwardsJoseph.

returned from Utica. N. where he has been employed as fireman on the D. L. W.

Charles Roll, Kingston, and Martha Schisler, Nanticoke, were ried this morning. Mrs. Margaret and son Paul, and Mrs. Johnson, of Mountain Top have returned home after visiting in Newark, N. J.

Editor's Sanctum SAYS THE YOUNGEST TO THE OLDEST (To Mr. Thomas J. Flanagan, Sutton Home). Here's to you a birthday wish, With a cheery friendly smile. I wish you well and happiness On your journey all the while.

You look so hale and hearty, At eighty-eight today, May you enjoy the same On life's journey all the way. -Thomas Pugh, Sutton Home THIRTY YEARS AGO March 31. It being Sunday The Evening Lessons In English WORDS OFTEN MISUSED: Do not say, "We are going to go this evening." Omit to go. Merely say, "We are going this evening." OFTEN MISPRONOUNCED: Solace. Pronounce sol-as.

as in doll (not as in no), a as in ace unstressed. OFTEN MISSPELLED: Exaggerate; two g's. SYNONYMS: Gayety, vivacity, liveliness, sprightliness, animation, jollity. WORD STUDY: "Use a word three times and it is yours." Let us increase our vocabulary by mastering one word each day. Today's word: PUNGENT; caustic; stinging: biting: said of speech.

"If you would be pungent, be brief; for it is with words as with sunbeamsthe more they are condensed the deeper they Deeds Recorded his ailment as a trivial and passing upset. As a matter of fact, the symptoms may indicate a change in the cells making up the walls of the stomach. They may be the danger signal, pointing to cancer of that organ. Public Innocent I wonder if you agree with me that the general public does not possess enough accurate knowledge of the body. Because of their innocence, many persons avoid medical advice about vital health problems.

This attitude is difficult to understand because almost everybody has great respect and admiration for the family doctor, and confidence in skihere are those who do not wish to bother the doctor and. on this account, neglect to see him. there are others who avoid consulting with the doctor out pure fear. They are afraid of being told they have tuberculosis, cancer or some other affliction generally regarded as incurable. Let upon you that the latter" is the wrong attitude to assume, because, in most instances, no matter what the trouble is, cure is possible.

If you suffer from indigestion. constipation, heartburn or other digestive disturbance, let your doctor determine whether the symptoms are harmless or whether they require serious attention. Let me also warn you against depending too on home remedies cr patent medicines. Too often some well-meaning friend will give advice. Unfortunately, he is probably unqualified to determine the importance of such ailments.

Merely because he had a similar complaint does not mean that you have the same relief from his medicine. Ebenezer P. Frew of Duryea to Elizabeth Kilroy Frew fAvoca, property in Avoca for $1. Charles F. and Mary Booth of Kingston to Arthur C.

and Catherine Johnson of Trucksville, property in Kingston Township for $500. Edith Evans, executrix, to Arthur and Anna Howell of Newport Township, property in Newport Township for $1.415. chard and Rhue Delahunty of Ross Township to David Jonathan and others. property in Ross Township for $1.600. nad Nellie Adamitis of Bear Creek Township to Mary R.

O'Donnell of Wilkes-Barre, property in Bear Creek Township for $850. Mary Rio O'Donnell of WilkesBarre. to Joseph and Nellie Adamitis of Bear Creek Township, property in Bear Creek Township for $850. George T. and Edith Howe of Wilkes-Barre to Herbert and Carrie E.

Githers of Dallas Township. property in Dallas Township for $650. Tell the Valley What You Have To Rent Or Sell With An Evening News WANT AD It Costs But Little To Get Big Results Dial 3-7171 When the twenty years had passed, many of the angry poets and authors were dead. And, after all, the tower, mellowed with age, wasn't so bad. Parisians got so they rather liked the thing.

Then again, the French were thrifty. They worked the tower as an advertising sign, for broadcasting stations, for restaurants, for the toll from 1,000 tourists going up on an average day, for apartments, for this and that. It paid its way from the day it was built Holders of shares in the quasi-official corporation which owned it got dividends regularly. They will be reimbursed when and if it is torn down. For Gustave Eiffel, a native of Dijon, the tower was an exercise in pure mathematics.

He had been a famous builder of iron bridges, an engineer in the French colonies and the designer of locks and sluices of the Panama Canal which the French tried to build. Employing the calculus, he worked with great steel girders as fastidiously as Fritz Kreisler with a violin bow. When his plans were first explained, even engineers ridiculed him. The thing would blow away with the first puff of wind. He had great difficulty in getting the exposition to accept his design.

He succeeded more on his reputation than on any understanding of what he proposed. It weighs only 7,700 tons, just a featherweight for a thing like that, delicately fashioned of laminated steel plates. The reason it didn't blow away was its deep and firm anchorage. In two-wheeled horse carts they removed enough dirt to sink a big ship. The thing might and does sway like a buggy whip, but it never would tip over.

France and the French temperament are typified there sciously, of course. Imagine the Germans with their Big Berthas and their Macht Politik building such a structure! Old Stuff Now Both extreme height and steel girders were novelties then. They are old stuff now. Boys playing banters abandon a stunt when anybody can do it. With our Tower of Babal at the New York World's Fair, we could just about tickle the moon if we wanted to.

But we plan instead a chaste triangular obelisk, a- trifling thing, only 700 feet high. Beside it will be a simple white sphere, 200 feet in diameter, which will appear to be supported by the spray of fountains. For the visitors inside the sphere will be "dramatized the role of cooperation in modern civilization, showing the elements of society in a better world of tomorrow," as the architects phrase it. Here's hoping nobody will be shooting at it with long-range guns. The first Chicago exposition preserved its Field Museum, and the second, Sally Rand.

San Francisco, which staged one of the most beautiful expositions of all times, saved its beautiful art palace. Maybe it's just something in the ho-hum department, but a study of what great expositions try to symbolize and how long their symbols last might be interesting if one had a lot of time. Copyright, 1937, K. F. S.

BUY NOW Landau's nessee Valley, experiments are derway for the preparation of plans covering interstate areas -harmonizing the proposals from the ditferent States and showing the possibilities which lie ahead for regions as well as localities. The need and method of planning for these areas are both applicable to the national field. Through the National Planning Board of the Public Works AdminFistration and its successors, the National Resources Board and the National Resources Committee, close relations have been developed with regional, state, and local planning agencies and with the many planning arms of the Federal departments and bureaus. Within the Federal Government, there are planning agencies of one kind or another for each of the departments and bureaus concerned with public works. The Corps of Engineers and the River and Harbor Board are planning navigation, flood control, and power projects.

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