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Gotid Morning Ur into Hli cttei with thtakKlrlng, and Into His court! wltk pr*ln."—Psalms 100, 4. MORNING HERALD Weather Forecast Fair and warmer today; Friday rain with ml Id temperature*, HAGERSTOWN, MARYLAND. THURSDAY, NOVKMHER 25, 1937 (/P)—M«an» Aiiooljted Preii CANT EASE TAX BURDEN AT PRESENT Barkley Declares It U Out of Question dt Special, Session ANXIOUSlORTAX REVISION, HE SAYS But Doesn't Intend to Botch It Up Just to Hurry Bill Washington, Nov. 24 (fP) — For a few hours today it appeared that Congress might lighten the tax burden of business immediately, but Senate Leader Barkley (D-Ky) quickly declared the idea of such quick action was "ridiculous." "H !H ridiculous to think that a Mil could be passed by the House, considered by the Senate Finance committee and passed In the Senate by Christmas," he said. "I ,am just as anxious as anyone to speed tax revision, but I don't want to botch il up just to hurry. "And anyway, we will pass a bill' before the corporations have to report (heir income tax on March 15." . Knrllcr In the day, Senator Harrison (JJ-MisH) of the Senate Finance committee held a' round of conferences with administration officials and announced that he favored <jtiick revision of corporate taxes. This was a departure from hjs previous stand that action this KCJir w;i,s unlikely, and at first it was believed to make immediate legislation more probable. But House leaders, like Barkley, continued to be adamant against, what they called "loo hasty" legislation. The Mouse Ways and Means sub- coin in U Ice headed by. Rep reseat .it- live Vinson (D-Ky), has been making a detailed analysis of the undistributed surpluses and capital gains taxes, principal objects ot , business criticism. H has tentatively approved changes which would lighten the undistributed profits levy from 8S per cent of the country's corpora- ; ™™"^^V Amishman Appeals To U. S. SINGLE COPY, 2 CKNTS Utilities Promise To Help Boom Business Roosevelt Administration Mokes Peace with Private Power Industry, Which in Turn Promises $112,000,000 New Construction Program .ai'on King, Amish farmer fro Honey Brook, Pa., who was fine $2 and, costs in a justice of th peace court for failure to send h daughter to school, is showu lea lug the Philadelphia Federal coin- room after appearing to seek a wr of habeas corpus on the ground that his punishment for violatio of the school code deprives him the right of religious freedom The hearing was postponed lint December 1. HARDWARE STORE LOOT RECOVERED Police Promise Early Ar rest in Schindel-Rohrer Robbery The arrest within twenty-foul hours of the self-styled "phantom 1 robber, who- two weeks ago robbed Schiudel & llohrer's hardware tlons—those with lesa than ?25,000. net incomes of Instead of paying the present 8 to 3i> per cent corporate Income tax and the 7 to 27 per cent levy.on undistributed profits, these corporations would pay a flat 32 1-2 per cent on income up to $5,000 and 14 per cent on income between $5,000 and $25,000. - TO APPLY FOR 2 ROADS PROJECTS Timber Ridge And Caspar Roads Soon Will Be Widened The Stale Roads Commission Is preparing applications for two • highway projects In Washington County, which will ho submitted to W. P. A. within the next few these projects provides days. One of for widening the Timber Ridge road No. I, a distance ot 2.1 miles from Route 40 to the Pennsylvania line, from 10 to 1C feet, and laying a macadam surface. The other project calls for widening, from 10 to Ifi feet, the Caspar road, a distance of one mile from Route 40 to the recently completed W. P. A. project on that road. The section will he macadamized under the plans. The Indian Springs road project, •which has been closed since August 28, will be resumed tomorrow, giving employment to 40 men. Thirty-live inqii will be put to •work wilbln the next week on the new Hancock reservoir project, a W. I'. A. one. • store of approximately ?200 in mer chandise, was promised last night by..police in reporting they had recovered more than half the loot. The same man, police said, ifi also wanted for breaking into and robbing the'safe of the Postal Telegraph Company. Several guns and other merchandise, identified as loot from the hardware store, were recovered yesterday in Martlnsburg by Captain of Police Carl H. McCleary and Detective William H. Peters. They reported the robber is known to them. At both the Schindel & Rollrer store and the Postal pfllce the robber left notes signed "The Phantom" in which he said he would return the next night. With the Identity of the robber (lellriitely established, police say they are confident he had no connection with the $5,000 extortion plot against Cleveland Holtzworth, 19,' and his mother, Mrs. Eloifie Holtzworth, Williamsport school teacher. Two letters received by Holtzworth threatening hiin with death, unless he pay $5,000, were signed "The Phantom." Washington, Nov. 24, (A*).— The Roosevelt administration made I'eace with a large segment of the |/rlvale power industry today anil •eceh'ed virtur.j assurance lhat at east $112,000,000 of new construe .ion would be started to ruined) 1 /usiness ills. loyd L. Carlisle, chairman of he Consolidate lOdisoll Company nd the Niagara Hudson Power 1'ompany, told reporters afier a V'hile House conference that he vas in substantial agreement with 'resident Roosevelt's power views and thai he expected to cooperate with the private home construction drive the administration is now organizing. Government officials said the two companies headed by Carlisle constitute the world's greatest electric generating system, from Ihe standpoint of power production. To Limit Competition Carlisle's visit to the White House was one of a series by private power executives, resulting from i he President's recent offer to make peace with thtj industry and limit government competition to its present proportions if the power companies wor.ld agree to change their method of valuing properties for rate-making purposes. "1 think the fears of government competition are very much lessened by the discussions that have taken place," Carlisle said. He nald he expected the Con- undated Edition Company lo spend $100,000,000 in (he next two years irdering equipment and expand(Continued on Paj 14) Plans To Picket Governor's Office Frankfort, Ky., Nov. 24, (/P).— Munnell (Walking Munn) Wilton, 65-year.old bewhlskered former member of the Kentucky General Assembly, lat down on a marble railing outside Governor A. B. (Happy) Chandler's office today and announced he would picket it until the Governor restored his old age pension. However, he added, he would observe "union hours," 8 a. m. to 4 p. m. daily Sundays excluded. Dr. A. Y. Lloyd, old ige assistance director in the State Welfare Department, said Wilson was dropped from the rolls in October after saying he did not need the pension. CALL STRIKE ON GREYHOUND LINES Strike Called When Holiday Travel Is Hearing \ts Peak Cleveland, Nov. 24 (#>} — Labor Department conciliators sought tonight to arrange an eleventh hour conference to prevent a scheduled Thanksgiving Day strike of 1,300 >us drivers on eight Greyhound linea serving 16 eastern states. Cleveland, Nov. 24 (/p)—Hitting at a time when holiday travel Is at its peak, union officials today called a strike for 12:01 A. M. to norrow of 1,300 bus drivers en )loyed by eight Greyhound bn ines operating through principa cities east of the Mississippi lorth of Norfolk, Va. S. R. Harvey, assistant presiden if the Brotherhood of Railroa< Yaliimen, said the strike call wa ssued when company official ailed to meet demands for wag- ncreases and closed shop provl ions after a period of negotiation xtending over six weeks. Companies affected by the strike all include Ohio Greyhound Co. 'ennsylvhania Greyhound, Capito reyhonud, Canadian Greyhound linols Greyhound, Eastern Grey ound and New England Grey ound. The union, Harvey said, aaked a nileage rate for drivers ot 5.5 ents with a minimum guarantee of 00 miles a day. The present rate, said, is 3.61 cents a mile with o minimum guarantee. Ivan Bowen, counsel for the com- anies, said they were prepared to perate buses in the face of the nticipated strike and asserted the •ivers "had been .receiving the ghest wages of any bus lines in country. HUNTER KILLED Martinsbnrg, W. Va,, .Nov. 24 — Berkeley Grove, .18-year-old, la- , borer, was killed late today by his gun while hunting In the North Mountain district near his home. Coroner H. G. Tonkin gave a verdict of accidental death. He said the evidence indicated Grove stepped to a pile of cross ties to permit a train to pass and slipped, striking the gun's trigger. FIELDS ILL OF FLU Hollywood, Calif., Nov. 24 (#>)— \V. C.' Fields, radio and screen comedian, was III In bed today with Influenza. NEW COUNTY BUILDING IS TEEMING WITH ACTIVITY One Federal and Three County Departments Now Housed in Old Postoffice Building; All Pleased with Quarters Throe county agencies and a fedor.ll one are beginning to feel al hoiiin in (heir r.°.w (luarters In tho old I'ostofflce building, recently rui'chasod and remodeled by tho county. And they all are mighty contented with "room to breathe" which they couldn't 'very well do befora. Each department head proudly conducted a Herald reporter tbrouKh Ihelr roapocllvo offtcoB ye«- lordny. And ih« reporter came •way convinced that tlio county «ltl a r;ood Job when tbcy bought t!i« mihaihntlal brick building at tlm corner of Summit avenue and Won Antlctam ilroal. Looking in upon th« floor former; ^occupied bj- the nolilofnco dnp«rt- ment, he found the County Farm Bureau and Its nmilntcd agencies occupying five offices nnd sharing with the Welfare Department an Rsscmbly room which will sent 150 persons. In the county agent's of. flees, with entrance, the former front entrance on Summit avenue of the postofflce, arn quartered County Agent Moore, Mlsi Ardath Martin, homo demonstration agont; Dr. O. K. JlolTmnn, hog cholera specialist; Herbert 0. Windsor, In charge,of Japanese beetle control In this area; Dr. H. B, Wood, In charge of tuberculin tenting of ent- ile ind D/. C. n.Omor In charge of (Continued on r>M« 11) FRANCE SUSPECTS RETIRED OFFICERS Retired Aviation Genera Quizzed in Civil War Plotting Paris. Nov. 24, (#>).—The gover cent's search for plotters accuse of conspiring to establish a roy dictatorship in France spread t day to retired officers of' the n tional defense force. While retired Naval Command) Joseph L e Maresquler and Sergean Aviator Cheron were held f questioning, snrete nationale i spectors Marched the home of r tired Aviation General Rdoitai niscignenr. They look the general to hea< quarters for examination. He previously had been que (Continued on Page 14) HAS SOMETHING TO WORRY ABOUT Chicago, Nov. 24 (/p) — The warden at the state penitentiary had something to consider today in admitting Edward Rockwood for a one to 10 year term. Rockwood was sentenced on a charge of larceny yesterday after a criminal court prosecutor listed some of the things he was charged with, stealing,, to w!t: A 15-ton derrick with 90-foot beam; a traveling crane, complete with elevated tracWge; two electric hoists; three stone planers; a three-car garage; a brick mill, 75 by 40 feet; a woodcutting shed and office building, 100 by 30 feet. It was while Rockwood's workmen (he was the owner of a wrecking firm) were tackling an enormous stone cutting plant after removing the heavy machinery that the police intervened by request of the astonished owner. THANKSGIVING DAY OBSERVANCE HERE Churches Will Vie with College Football Game This Morning Hagcirstown and Washington county will spend an oft" day today, Thanksgiving Day, with church services and sports occupying the morning and a wide variety of other things in the afternoon and evening. If the weather remains fair and moderate as it was yesterday, no doubt the highways will be filled with motorists. However, the Weather Bureau's forecast for turkey day is none too encouraging. A record crowd is expected to turn out this morning to witness Hagerstown's first college football game at the Hagerstown High School stadium, which brings together the Mount St. Mary's and Davis and Elkins elevens for their annual grid battle. Hagerstown is planning to sho\v its appreciation for selecting tins city for the game by turning out euniass, hopeful (Continued On Page 14) FORD FACTORY RUNS DESPITE UNION STRIKE Workers Return to Jobs Through Heavy Picket Lines POLICE RESCUE A FEW NON-STRIKERS Most of Workers Refusing to Strike Arrive in Cars St. Louis, Nov. 24 (fP) —A long-expected battle between the CIO's United Automobile Workers of America and the Ford Motor Company materialized today in a strike which failed, however, to halt operations in the St. Louis assembly plant. FAVORITE PIES SENT BY PLANE , Minneapolis, Nov. 24. — John Weston's hoi pumpkin pies are ready for his Thanksgiving dinner. His favorite Thanksgiving dessert arrived by airplane in New York this afternoon, boxed and chemically heated according to instruction he sent his mother at Monticello, Minn., because he can't come home for Thanksgiving. "Ma" Weston last night whipped up a batter of creamy pumpkin. She added that "just so much" nutmeg that makes her pies the best in the world to John and baked them In the wood range. Co-Eds Win By Narrow Margin NELSON CONVICTED OF STATUTORY RAPE Found Guilty When Tried Before Court; Faces Two-Year Term Detroit, Nov. 24, Of).—Six Wayne University co-eds defeated six chorus girls In an Intelligence test last night but the margin was small—115 points to So. The chorus girls challenged any six college girls to the test In a etter to a Detroit newspaper, protesting a feature story which said hey spent most of their time read- ug romance and detective stories. 1 The contest wae broadcast. Some of the questions asked by Edgar Willis of the Detroit Board of Education, were: "Are there more red than white tripes in the American flag?" "Which ot Jesus' disciples was a >hysic1an?" The chorus girls were rather roud of (heir record. The contest held back-stage at the theater 'liere they dance. CONCILIATORY GESTURE Washington, Nov. 24, (JP).— Backers of the wage-hour bill mad s conciliatory gesture toward th American Federation of Labor to day In an effort to get the leglsla tion enacted at the present sessloi of Congress. The gesture took the form of a recommendation by the House la lior committee that wage-hour standards be administered by the Labor Department Instead of by the proposed Independent, five-member hoard. CROP CONTROL BILL READY Washington, Nov. 24 (>P)—A con troverslal crop control bill finally was ready for House consideration tonight, a week and » half after the beginning of the session called to enact farm legislation. The'House agricultural committee completed * measure providing for strict Federal control of major crops, wllh fines fop violator* of the program, whenever two thirds of the affected farmers spprovcd In national referenda; DENIES CHARGE Elkins, W. Va., Nov. 24 John Samuel Kelly, Charles Town mail carrier charged with aiding and abetting J. Richard Russell, indicted for embezzlement from the Farmers Bank and Trust Company ot Charles Town, pleaded not guilty today. His hearing was set for November 30. Kelly was arrested on a warrant charging him with abetting liussell in one specific instance involving a $10,000 loss to the bank. Lloyd Nelson, 35, indicted for statutory rape, was found guilty by Judge Frank G. Wagaman in Circuit Court yesterday afternoon. Nelson faces a maximum sentence of two years in the House of Correction. Only the one witness, a Wiles girl, aged 14 at the time ot the alleged offense, testified at the trial. Nelson did not take the stand. He was represented by Attorney John J. Allen. The manslaughter case of Lloyd Moser, Frederick county, tentatively booked for trial yesterday afternoon, will be called Monday morning. Moser is alleged to have forced Ralph A. Funk off the Hing- gold-Ronzerville road on May* 23 last, causing fatal injuries. The trial of James Thompson, 65- year-old negro, charged with the murder of Albert (Skeeter) Dixon, will likely be called Friday, Slate's Attorney Martin L. Ingram announced. There will be no court today. Milton N. Johnson, plant manager, asserting "Ford employes are satisfied ami want to work," said 5S4 inniined tile assembly lines, only IS less than yesterday. The union contended only 100 to 125 uieu entered Ihe building.. The workers went to their jobs through one o£ the heaviest picket Hues In the city's history, more lhan 1,000 men, many O f them mem- hers ot sympathetic CIO unions, swarming around the plant. A few non-strikers who came on foot ran afoul of the pickets and suffered beatings before being rescued by police, who plunged in with their clubs lo restore peace. The greater majority of the workers, as if by prearrangcment, arrived in automobiles which were ushered Into the company parking lot through police lines. Some of the cars shuttled back and forth, bringing load after load of workers. An Associated Press staff member counted a dozen trips lade by one automobile, which was conspicuous because of the white walls on its tires. The driver had ii revolver on bis lap. Few Disorders There were few disorders. About "eight" pickets' In all were arrested, one for throwing stones through an automobile windshield, five for blocking traffic with their cars and two for peace disturbance. Two pickets claimed Ihey were pulled inside the plant, beaten and kicked. As members of the other CfO unions—Garment, Steel, Electrical and Gas House Workers—went to their jobs, the picket lines dwindled until only about 150 remained to parade in front of the plant's two main entrances. FUNKSTOWN GIRL SERIOUSLY INJURED Betty Stine/ 8, in Serious Condition at Local Hospital BIG PUSH ON NANKING IS JAPS' PLAN Huchow Seized by Japan ese as Chinese Lose Stronghold PLANNING DRIVE ON EVACUATED CAPITAI Hundred Civilians Killei in Bombing Attack on Canton Shanghai, Nov. 24 (/P)—Jap ancsc press reports tonigh said three Japanese column had occupied Huchow, on th south flank of the Nankini defenses. Chinese forces were said t Betty stine, aged s, gramidaugh- have been driven from th er of Air. and Mrs. John Talbcrl, |, 4 , ,, lfl Funkstown, was seriously and per-! sll °Hgnold, to the rear of th haps fatally injured at -1:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon when knocked down by an automobile driven by Lewis Leather, Beaver Creek. The accident occurred on the main street of the town. The chijd was rushed to the Washington County Hospital by Mr. Leather and an examination showed she had sustained a severe brain concussion and possible internal .injuries. Her condition was reported serious late last night. Investigating officers were told that the child walked or ran in front of the Leather machine. At the time Mr. Leather was en route east on main street, being on his way home. POLICE TO RENEW SEARCH FOR WOMAN No Trace Reported of Miss Eva Russell, Missing OverjTWeek Street Commissioner Clyde E. Brewer announced last night that at the request of members of her family police today will drag both the Antietam and Conococheague creeks in search of Miss Eva Russell, hotel clerk, who disappeared the afternoon of November 16. Mr. Brewer stated that police so far have found no definite trace of the -woman last seen late in the afternoon of the day she disappeared apparently waiting for a trolley Placed Dynamite In Auto He Gave Wife On Birthday New Cfty, N. V., Nov. 24, (/P).— District Attorney George V. Dorsey, of Rockland county, dug Into lie family affairs ot Herman Secor, !l>, and his attractive blonde wife, Citty, today to determine why Secor allegedly wired a bundle of lynamlte sticks to the lail light if the automobile he gave his wife or her birthday. Secor, foreman of a Spring Va|. ey Peed Company, was being held without bail on a felony charge, 'he District Attorney said Secor ad admitted placing the cxplo- Ive In the trunk compartment o[ ic car, but refused to explain why. PORK CHOPS FOR INMATES AT FARM A "good, solid dinner for working men" will comprise the fare State Penal Farm prisoners will get Thanksgiving Day. Warden Elmer Carl said the farm will serve bean soup, pork chops, peas, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie, bread and coffee to itfl inmates tomorrow. BIG INCREASE IN STAMPSALESHERE Nearly $200,000 Worth Sold At Postoffice During Fiscal Year Stamp sales at the local post- office Increased $13,892.72 during the year ending .lime 30, 1937, according to figures compiled and made public yesterday by Postmaster Jacob T. Hartle. Total stamp sales for the fiscai year amounted o ?1!)7.302.24. An increase of J94.S16.75 in the sale of U. S. Savings Bonds was also reported by the Postmaster. During the year ending June 30, 1937 bond sales totaled ?164,362.50 at the local postoffice as compared with toliil sales of $69,645.75 in Ifl.Ki. Postmaster Ilartle estimated that upwards of 25,000,000 pieces of mail were handled at the postofflco during, the year. Tills figure represents all classes of mail received and dispatched at the office. car at South Potomac street and Pope avenue. Reports have been received by police that a woman answering Mise Russell's description was seen on the bridge at Funkstown and also in the vicinity of Broadford ing. The person who reported seeing her at Broadfording said the woman appeared to be a stranger in that section, and answered Miss Russell's description published in newspaper*. Police are puzzled by the woman's disappearance and the fact that no trace has been discovered in more than a week. When she left the hotel where she was employed,'Miss Russell confided to no one and took none of her personal effects with her. That she may he a victim of amnesia and may he miles away, w considered a possibility, by officers. main defense line borderini the southern edge of'Lake Tai Japan's army, however, tempo: arily had suspended large seal operations t o prepare intensive! for a final drive on Nanking, China' evacuated capital. Defense troops also were girdin for an expected major clash bi tween the Yangtze river and th Grand Canal west of Shanghai About 300,000 troops were reporte massed between Kiangyin, th Yangtze anchor of the defense lim and Wnsih. to the south. Would Spare Capital The belief grew, neverthelesi that the Chinese might relinqulsl Nanking with only face-saving real guard action in order to spare th capital from destructive bombart ment. Many Chinese governmen officials were understood to favo such a course which would proteo hundreds of millions of dollars it vested in magnificent new Build ings and expensive highways. A Japanese navy spokesman sal bombing planes raided Nankin, but that, results were not knowj Dispatches from Canton, importan South China port, said 100 civilian were feared killed in a half hour ai raid. The attack on Nanking coincide with foreign confirmation that th Chinese had acquired Russiaf made planes to bolster air defe.nse of the capital. Five of the largest Chinese mori ing newspapers, with a combine circulation, of 400,000 suspends publication in Shanghai because o Japanese demanding full authorit) in the city and suppresion of aj anti-Japanism. Coal Office Robbed in Early Morning Bishop Station Slightly Bette; An encouraging report concert ing the condition of Bishop A. I! Statton, of Kansas City, Mo., fo) mer Hagerstown pastor, who ha been critically was receive HEOCROBB PLANT TO CLOSE Cumberland, Md., Nov. 24 (yp)— ack of orders today forced the osing of tho N. and G. Taylor n mill, throwing more than 400 en out of work. Paul II, Stcffc, employment man- ;er, said the six hot mills would hut down at once and other do- irtments would close as soon as ey finished processing tho sheets ready turned out by Ihe mllln. • said tho plant would be cloned •n Indefinite time. The response to the final ip- peils to join the Red Croti has bten «o generous that hope was txpreiied at headquarter! that the goal m«y be reached today if more person* enroll. - Today hat been let at the limit for the campaign. Your dollar, or dollars, will complete the task of raiting the quota fixed for Hagerttown and Washington county. Thlt litt and earnest appeal it made In behalf of the Red Croat and humanity, will you heed It? T'hvte encou/aging report! win received at headquarters yetterday: Surrey School, 100 per cent. Waihington County Health Department, 100 per cent. Washington County Hoipltal, 100 per e«nt. Magnificent work. Join the preeetiloniTODAY, Largest Flying Boat in Flight Baltimore, Nov. 24, (/P).—The largest flying boat ever built in this country tested her tremendous wings today in two flights over Chesapeake Hay. Tho (i:t,000-lb. craft, built by the C.lcnn U Martin Company for the Russian government, taxied on the water for several miles. Then teal pilot. William K. Kbel opened Ihe throttles of the four 1,000 horsepower engines and the keel lifted off the water. Bbol kept the craft within 100 feet of the water on tho first Night, but later took her high into the mists. Gaining entrance by forcing a window, thieves between 6 and S o'clock last evening ransacked the office of Ayres Bros, in Hie rear of the first block ot West Antietam street, but obtained nothing for their efforts. Captain of Police Carl H. McCleary personally investigated the robbery and reported nothing stolen. yesterday by Mrs. Philo A. Stattor 913 Potomac avenue, from he husband, who was summoned ti Kansas City by his father's illnes! Bishop Stallon Is holding his owr and the attending physicians at th hospital are more hopeful now, til report said. He is suffering will a heart ailment. Bishop Statton was pastor of SI Paul's United Brethren church hen 'or twenty years' and is the presen bishop of the Southwest Distric of the United Brethren Church Philo Statton and his sister, Mrs Edward Oswald, Jr., left by plani few days ago for Kansas City 01 receipt of Information of theit father's illness. MADRID SHELLED Madrid, Nov. 24 (&)— After mori than a month of comparative (inlet Madrid was battered for over al hour tonight in one of the worsi shelllngs of the war. Scores wen believed killed and injured In thi furious artillery duel which filled Madrid's streets with a contlnnom roar of explosions. FARMERS, ORCHARDISTS HAVE MUCH TO BE THANKFUL FOR Diversity of Crops Brings Millions into County Durinp 1937; Farmers Feed Low Priced Grains to Higher Priced Livestock SENTENCED TO DEATH Springfield, O., Nov. 24 (/if 1 )—A jury condemned Henry Dlnglcdlnc, 27, today lo die In tho electric chnlr for tho deaths of two Springfield pence officers In a nun battle at nearby Crystal Lake, Sept. J. Dlngledlne, first of three men to bo tried for first dcjreo murder, showed no emotion ss tho verdict was rend. Washington comity farmers and orchardists have much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving The horn of plenty l» full to over flowing and their labors during 1M7 have been .handsomely rewarded. Something like flvo million dollars have been poured Into Ihelr pockets during tho year even though prices of some of the things raised . or grown are not ss high (his year as they were in IfWfi. I,Ike HnKCrslown, wllh Its dl- versily ot Industries, the agricultural pursuits of the county are numerous. A report st (he end of the flscnl year, October 1, prepared by Milt, 1). Moore, county farm agent, w^lch w«» tabulated from llgurcs supplied by tho Maryland Crop Reporting Service, Co!!e« Park, (or the r'edoral Reserve Bank ot the Fifth District, reveals thai Washington county farm product! are dlvcrailled and profitable, This year Washington count) farmers produced 741,000 bushel* of wheat, which was not an larfi us t lie. IMG yield of 926,000 bushel! The corn crop Is estimated st 798 ( 000 bushels, which Is also short ol the I Mil yield of »r>0,000 bushel* Hut whern less grain wan rained, other agricultural and orchurd products made up for tho deficit Ir grains. . Washington county ippln op chnrils produced 1,000,000 hiu (Continued on T*t*/l<)

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