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FOUR THE MORNING HERALD, HAGKHSTOWN, MARYLAND. SATURDAY, JANUARY 1, MORNING JjfeHERAIJ) E.t.blllh«d 1178 Published «v«r> mornli Sunday b> tho Herald I Company. 26 Summit Haecrstown, Maryland. C,'NEILL HAVLOK... — ,EDITOU , Foreign Kepresetitallves BurKe. Kulpers and MHhoiiey. Inc. NEW YCKK OHIOAUO Graybar Bulldlus 203 N. Watiaih 420 uxlnetou Ave. Ave. ATLANTA. GA. 711 Glenn Bide. Address aiJ cummut/JcatJons to The Morning Herald Editorial. Business or Circulation Departments, not to Individuals. S. E. PHILLIPS. General Manager 0. & P. Phone 104-H6-106 Same numbers reach all departments. Member Audit Bureau ot Circulation SUBSCRIPTION KATES (All Subscription Hates Payabl» In Advance.) SInglo Copy i ,01 One Month M By Carrier 4.60 By Mail (Up to Fourth Zone) .. 4.51) Fourth, Filth and Sixth Zones Seventh and Eighth Zones .... farm machinery and machine shops will accomplish more for hunuui progress than cannon fodder with high explosives. Let us lake hold and see if the people can't be organized (o support practical business plans, opportunities tor human progress, and world peace. It's Happy New Year To E verybody As 1938 IS Born While Riding Bicycle in Traffic The scooter, the kiddie-car, the sled, the child's express Average Net • Paid Circulation of Herald for November, 1837 5203 November, 1938 5202 Gain Entered at the postofflce at Hagerstown as 2nd clas^ matter Dec. 12. 1896.' •* Member of The Auocluled Preaa The Associated Press is exclusively entitled to the us« for publication of all news dispatches- credited to it or not otherwise credited in this paper •and also to local news published therein. All rights of re- pnbllcatlon of special dispatches are also reserved. The New Year The New Year enters with the nation in the midst of a business recession. As to ifs length, business men and economists express varied views—some contending that the end is near and others predicting Its extension well Into 1938. Much will depend upon the attitude o£ the government toward, business. Certainly, vituperation by New Deal officials against business will not hasten the end of the slump. The excoriations of Ickes and'Jacksoii cannot help but hinder the advancement of business. In reviewing the past year, Hn- gerstown. and Washington, county have much to be thankful for. Business generally was good here during the p'aat twelve months and the Christmas-trade ' in the .city exceeded the most sanguine' expectations. ' ': •' The hope.is held that the unsettled conditions in the nation, will soon end by a return to sanity in Washington, .With government cooperation, with a balanced budget and with a curtailment' in spending, racer, and, most of all, the bright new bicycle found beneath the Christmas tree when they get Into the hands of the right child but the wrong parents, so to speak, may very well be contributing this last week of 1537 to the greatest annual slaughter so far accomplished by the overpowered and over accelerated automobile. Parents who would be shocked to hear that their children were playing on the express tracks of a trunk railroad permit them, apparently with no anxiety, to disport themselves in motor traffic on city streets and on main traveled highways with their small wheeled vehicles, sleds and bicycles. There is no one who drives a car who has not had his heart in his throat and the steering wheel there, too, perhaps, jamming on the brakes for some junior whoso parents believe he leads 'a charmed life. It is still a fairly wide world (for children's scudding and coasting. There are parks and infre- quented streets for city youngsters. And one of the worst offenders is the boy on the bicycle who— with his brother or sister on the handlebars, maybe— weaves along the edge of heavy traffic. This rascal feels cute, defying the traffic, and he gets away with it mostly. But he has not reckoned on the a(?ult smarty, his counterpart, with nine straight whiskies under his belt, also defying traffic. When these two wise guys, man and hoy, meet, TODAY'S TALK By GEORGE MATTHEW ADAMS Author ot "You Can"; "Just Among Frlsndt" Industry In'the country will .'move forward. Assurance from Washington that interference "will cease will be sufficient impetus to start the wheels in motion for a Quick and complete return to prosperity. The people of Washington county face the coming year with courage and confidence. It is generally felt that ways will soon, be worked out to end the recession and bring an early return of prosperity and well-being. And in greeting 1938, the Herald extends to its readers the wish for happiness and peace during the coming twelve months. Looking Into 1938 "What will-1938 have to,give us? Will it bring new and terrible calamities? Or will the human race solve, some of the problems that have kept it lying awake, nights? As loifg^afi^sp/many people think they can get "'something for nothing, and that everyone has to be for himself and the devil take the hindmost, the much perplexed human race will have its headaches. The solutions of pome problems seem so obvious that a few of those old teasers ought to be eliminated in the near future, unless the world is ready to put on the old fash, ioncd dunce cap and sit on a stool in the corner as. the stupid boy used to in the Little Red Schoolhouse. The United States ought to accomplish something In 1938 in the lino of preventing: depressions. Excessive speculation, bank failures, fear of unwise legislation, havo been major causes of such depressions. The American people have greatly strengthened their bank system. If they can stop financial joyriaing ami Impractical Icgisla.. tlo.n, they should have done much to head off depressions. Another of tho world's headaches Is caused by wars. Wars como because cer. tain nations feel they nro unfairly treated. If every country will see that other countries net justice, the nations that nre sharpening their swords will probably think differ. •ntly. They will conclude that parents have an identification to make on the marble slab, and the police call goe'i out for "man. in light brown sedan, with broken right light and fender. Possibly •ight fender marred." — Philadelphia Record. The Real Causes Representative Hami'ton Fish, of New York, declares that the Washington administration is attempt ing to evade responsibility for the business slump. "The administration is now engaged in the old army game o! passing the buck as to the responsibility for the government-made Roosevelt depression," Fish said hi statement. Asserting that administration spokesmen arc using "every known political trick" smokescreens" |o and hide "repealed tho facts, Fish said the real causes of the economic set-hack are "the administration's economic fallacies, attacks in business and the supreme court, and destruction of confidence." If these are not the causes, then what are the causes? Usually in politics the blameworthy are able >o point to something or other for an excuse, but the New Dealers do not seem to be able to find any. It isjj Ahead—Not Back! Well, Happy New Year to you! If the past year has taught us nothing else, it has taught us that we can be happy with far fewer things than we think, or did think. Happiness is, of course, quite relative. Its origin is in the heart, not the pocketbook. Our first resolution in the New Year should be—not to look back, not to regret, not to live in the past—ahead, not back! When a person is put to difficult tasks, and thrown into new situations, never before encountered, everything in the makeup of that one is'drawn upon. Resources that never were known before came to the surface. Great men are born out of adversity and grave emergencies. A man doesn't know the depth of his worth or the extent of his abilities until tried in the fire and put to severe test. So, no matter how unhappy, or regretful, things in the past year have been—look ahead. Bury the dead past and The surname jiccieau or MO mark its monument—CLOSED! Many of us are blessed far beyond our deserts. Ours is the privilege to give of ourselves so as to increase the joy of others and to help them up the climb. All of us have gained something of rare value during the year that is now past. We must hold those gains and add to them. And only by constantly giving away de we gain that happiness and contentment which satisfy. Let us only not look back, but let us not HOLD back. Let us have confidence in the good sense and courage of the majority of people and march ahead—and keep marching ahead! 'Let us banish all fear from our hearts,^first of all, and everyone with whom we come in contact will take new heart and hope. Happy New Year—ahead! The happiness will keep ahead if each one of us keeps ahead. Your FAMILY NAMES Their Origin and Meaning The Horoscope (Copyright, 1937, by ttl» McClure Newspaper Syndicate) Saturday, January 1, 1938 With the beginning of the new year the. Moon, in harmonious as- have the augury of a year nf extraordinary good fortune. Gifls sml favors of various sorts will ho received. Children born or. this day probably will ho fond of art and litera- Jolin William Coff. jurist, was horn on this day 1S-1S. Others who have cclehraled it. as a. birthday Lean, is derived from R Highland Scotch chieftain of tho name of Gillenn, who was Ihc ' rognitor of this family. This < .ilcan was a colebrnterl warrior, and was called Oillean-lli-Tuoidli. from his ordinary weapon, a liattle-ax, which in the Oaelic is "Tnoidh," and which his descendants wear io this day in their crest, between a laurel and a cypress branch (see arms (rated above). The posterily of this therefore called all ancient docu high time they woke up as to the real facts, regardless of the cause, and do something to better conditions. The much-advertised ability of Roosevelt to do something seems to have petered out. American Heroes High honors will be paid to the men who have survived the cruel attack made on the United States warship Pauay in the Yangtze river of China. As one reads how these men Bred hack at the brutal airplanes that threatened every minute to sink this doomed craft, an\l how they took care of the wounded and got them safely away under threat of attack, it is seen as one more story of American heroism. When our soldiers and sailors are put in any such tight place, they sliow they are dcscondcfl from men who have fought for liberty and freedom in many landn. Tho best defense of the United States Is not In the powerful warships that stand guard ovsr our coasts and harbors, but In tho hearts of stsol Inside them, thn!. are ready to defend with their lives the people who have .committed (he national anfoly to their liamlfl, pects with XepUnie. Uranus and Jupiter, seems to promise m""' 1 1 include B. B. Mnrillo, painter, 161S; UK to astrology honefic influences j aml c i,,,. gymnn . rule today. The stars encourage friendship and love under this planetary government which makes for the uplift, of tho spirit and a sense of extreme confidence. Women are wel'. directed under this configuration which encourages hospitalities large and small. Visiting, dining and dancing are subject to the best possible sway. Romances that start under this configuration may he of lasting interest. Young men will be susceptible and inclined Loward speedy courtships. This is a lucky day for letters and good news may bo expected from far and near. All the signs seem to promise for tho I'nited States a few months of extraordinary good fortune. Through the first ciuartor of 1!)3S ther.e will be much profit and speculation among professional and business men, but grov Ing discontent among workers is expected to culminate in tho spring. Supreme efforts to maintain world peace will mark government activity in Washington. Tho seers warn that the conjnnc.tlon of Saturn and Mnrs on the radical place of Mercury and the progressed place of the Sun should cause desperate opposition to threatened war. Members o£ Congress and tho state legislatures come under a rule of tho stars which may exact from them extreme drvollon to tho nation, Party prejudices should be forgotten for th.. common good In the coming weeks. Persona whoso bltlhdnl.o It Is 'V.illeau'' were "JMacGillean" in ments, and now in modern limes McLean, McLeans, MacLean, and McClean. The ancient form "Mac- Gillcan," signifies "(he son of the servant of John," and it is said that the clan originated with the sons of Gilloan, in the Isle of Mull. Gaelic etymologists also claim derivation of this surname from "Mac-a- tnre. These subjects of Capricorn ghille-leathan." meaning "the son hold high ideals of life and many j of the Broad Lad." attain success. j One immigrant ancestor and progenitor of this family in America was: Allan McClean (McLean), who came from Scotland to Boston, Massachusetts, during 1740. Ho later moved to Hartford. ..Connection!, and finally settled at North Bolton (now Vernon), Connecticut. For services as Lieutenant in the British army .during the French and Indian War, he received a grant of land from the King. He married, second, Mary Loomis, in 1714. and died In 1786. Prominent bearers of this surname in America today arc: Angus, eminent surgeon; David J., newspaper publisher; Donald H., congressman; Leslie Alexander, bunker; Robert, newspaper executive; Robert Korris, author, clergyman; and William Swan, Jr., judge. The arms here reproduced are ascribed to George, Hammond McLean, New York City, born November 2-1, 1S-1I), a descendant of William McLean (1679-1740), of McLean Island, Stamford, Connecticut. The molto: "Altcra merccs" Is 'translated: "Another reward." wntch this column daily for th« names, conts-of-arms or other Inslu- nta of your direct uncostora who durliiK iho pant hundred years hnv« probably had ulrtnen different Railroad To Hold Big Celebration The N'cw significance Year holds a unique for the Norfolk and Western Railway, for in 193S the railroad will celebrate its 100th birthday. Tho announcement of the centennial celebration, which will he observed throughout the next year, was made by W. J. Jenke, president of the railroad, in a letter to the Norfolk and Western Family, which is published In the December 15 issue of the employees' magazine. Tho first'unit of what is now the Norfolk and Western Railway, was the City Point Railroad, a primitive little ten-mile line, running well), Vn., and Petersburg. It was between City Point (now Hope- opened for traffic on September 7, 1S3S. Plans for the observance of the railway's centennial will be announced later. GOES TO JAIL FOR_ASSAULT William Leak, 21, colored, will spend tho first, mo-ith of tho Now Year In the Washington county jail, having been sentenced In city court Frlady for assault on Vlrgle Palmer, colored. An additional live days were handed him, by Justice C, lOdward Hoard for being drunk. Monday—NOYES CITY HALL CLOSING City Hall, which houses most o! Ihe.clly's departments will he closed today. LET US GIVE YOU A DEMONSTRATION Hoffman Chevrolet Sales (Incorporated) 140 W, Waihlngton St. THE ONCE OVER ly H. I. PHILLIPS (Ctpyrlght, 1937, by The Anocntea Nswsplpin) Dialogue Between the Old and New Year Old Year—Boy, am I glad to see you! New Yeai—Havo 1 kept you waiting lone? Old Year—Only ih- regulation period, hut it certainly seemed longer. New Year—(Jee, but you look ter-| than you can chew. '" New Year (innocently)—! don't clieiv. Old Year—You WILL! riblo! Old Year — If you through what I've havo had through you'll Inok terrible a year from now. New Year—Wliy do you paint everything .so black, o'' man? Old Year—I don't know there was any other color! New Year—You're just a pessimist, that's nil. You're looking at IliinfiK through dark glasses. Old Year—Those .rn not dark glasses; they're just my two black eyes. New Ynar—Two Hack eyes aren't Bo awful. Old Year—They're par for the course. you forget to duck? Old Year (making ills ej~"| guess it's anoUier apology. New Year (calling after . What do I iio? Old Year (from tho shado: You'd heller punt! I remember, 1 remember When :; can could ro to sea If purely on a pleasure trip Without a mill iny. * * * Seymour Sussman wants !o knov if it has ever occurred to you tha when a woman is ir a pleasan frame of mind her husband is oflei out of 'fie picture. * * •* Maybe? those convicts who New Year (as then) is a violent explosion)--What's that? Old Year (yawning)—Probably another war somewhere. New Year (making a note)—I'm going to have wars cue out. (Asj there is a sound of many bodies being ihrown downstairs.) What's that? Old Yenr—Probably Mussolini Or Hitler spreading a little sunshine. New Year (as there is a terrific volley)—And that? Old Year—Just Stalin spreading good will with his trusty rifles. od from Alcatraz it for Ji' movies and will .in r.e back aflc they have completed ihn picture. US.S A CLASSIFIED Acl u everyone what you want or havfi offer '.el •.vh.-u Authorized R. C. A. RADIO Dealer Free Tri:il On Anj Model Shockey Furniture Co. 28 - .10 Summit Avenue I'll show 'em wh here! Old Year—Don' That's been' the i erybody is trying bosr around here. New Year—You touch or something. Peace, brotherly ing, honor in hig niility and . . . Old Year—Tha first week. kid. I + t at, l.appenod? Did ck? 2nt the entire year is in the midst of e. o hit, you? o DIDN'T? • so confidently)— o's boss around L make me laugh, vhole trouble. Ev- g to show who's i lacked Uie right S. I'J] insist upon ove, square deal- i places, pity, nil- 's enough for the on't bito off more * * id No\v Year (pulled by -,\ loud whacking noise, a loud yell foil owing each whack)— l Vhat's that? Old Year— That's the United States hitting, itself on the head with an oak plank. New Year— What for? Old Year— It insists it has as much right to feel miserable && aiiy other country. * * # (The lights go out, the earth is shaken, shells fly through the air, a battery ot loud speakers explodes i '. the New Year'' face, a weird laugh struggles for superiority "with a Bronx cheer, millions of voices join in a lend cry _ of "Hit liiiu . again!" and a man in a military uniform tries to bite an armored lank.) New Year (now quite startled — Hey, what's going on? Stylish Winter Clothes for men and women ... on EASY CREDIT TERMS PEOPLES 67 w - Wash I STORE Street — . — „ Kelvinator Steps Ahead . With the BETTER Washer Free Home Demonstration Bohman-Warne, Inc. Phones 84 85 16 Summit Ave. 1 1^— Temp/e Bsi/ey COPYKlCtfTi RELEASED BY CENTRAL PRESS ASSOCIATION CHAPTER 42 OUR HONEYMOON progressed a a sort of maze of haphazard Housekeeping. Sally's ministrations kept as from actual chaos, and when the ugliness of golcle oak and maroon brocade got too much on Mimi's nerves she fount refuge in our own rooms, whicli shone with the crystal and silver which she had brought, and from which she had banished everything but the walnut furniture and 0111 own belongings. 1 had a desk by my window a Mimi always kept flowers on it. liad believed that the view of the mountains and Mimi's presence \vould inspire me to write masterpieces—but I was doomed to disappointment, i found it, indeed, difficult to write anything at all. For some reason my pen lacked fire. It was as if in living so avidly i had robbed myself of the power to express that vividness on paper. Moreover, 1 yearned to be out of doors with Mimi, riding over our domain, and beyond it—up the trails to little lakes cupped in the top of the lower peaks, with yellow lilies reflected in their depths and the slim trunks of the pale aspens. It was wonderful to be alone in all that vast loneliness— going up and up through spruce and pine—to see a coyote like gray shadow crossing our path, or a deer with startled eyes, and tho lovely wild leap whicli took it out of our sight. It was as if our lives had two sides—the side of the ugly house with the hateful shadows of drudgery which hung over it; the side which had to do with ugly mem- Dories of the things Mimi had said to me on the night of our arrival and the morning after; the ugly side of my financial uncertainties. And that other side, of Mimi in the orchard, with cherries looped over her ears, Mimi in the sweet hay of one of the barns, with a puff-ball of a kitten in her lap, Mimi brushing her bright hair with a silver brush, Mimi whipping the streams with her trout line, and beating me at it with a skill she had learned in the Maine woods. I cooked the trout for our dinner—and we had vegetables from our own garden—and perhaps a sweet loaf of Mrs. Hayes' baking or a dish of cream cheese which she had made for us. Idyllic? Yes. And it couldn't last. There was always that haunt- Ing thought of the other side of things, and the crash came in a letter from my lawyer. There were, he said, practically no funds at my disposal. If 1 couki make the farm pay 1 might tide over the present .crisis. Otherwise, he would advise me,to sell. There was a letter, too, from the employment agency at Denver. They gave me little hope—they might be able to send a cook If I was 'willing to give very high wages. There was much objection on account of the remoteness of the ranch. The sum they named ns wages took my breath away. 1 had never dreamed of such rewards for domestic service, 1 had made up my mind when we wore first married I would have no secrets from Mimi. fn an Ideal singleness of soul, a man and his wife should bear their burdens together. But It seemed to me now that I would better let well enough alone. Why worry Mimi with things which mlglit straighten themselves ? 1 would give more time to the management o; tho ranch ;ifld less to writing. I might even get along without Hnyos, He hnd, himself, suggested it. He wanted to ncccpt an offer to tnke charge, for the summer, of the livery stable at tho "People who don't dress for dinner are—barbarians." hotel knew where Dor?, worked. He all about the mountain ponies, and could teach the guests to ride. He could make more money in three months than I could give him in a year. When I told Minn that Hayes was going, she asked, "But who will manage the farm?" "I shall do it myself." "But when do you expect to write, Jerry? You can't be cook and manager, and an author." "Why not?" "Well, it isn't fair," there was a flush on her cheeks. 'I am strong;. I can stand it." 1 am strong, too, Jerry. You must let me help." But 1 felt it would be an enter- ng wedge to destroy her exquisiteness. 1 had a desperate feeling that something must turn up. I wrote again to my lawyer and told lim to sell an acre or two of land. I wrote, too, to the employment agency in Denver, urging- them to send a cook, and stating I would lay the price. It was when 1 began to, do Hayes 1 work, however, that 1 found what I had. undertaken. The la- Dorers on the farm lacked any sort of initiative. They were accustomed to constant supervision, and could not work without it. They must follow a leader or remain inactive. This made it necessary for me to be with them almost constantly; it made necessary, indeed, actual physical effort on my part. I helped them with the hay, i Helped them with the cows, 1 stood over them while they whitewashed chicken houses, and put up wire 'ences, and ivliilo they taught tho young calvos to drtnk. And after such efforts 1 would come into the house dead tired and dirty to find Mimi immaculate, with flowers on the table, with a ;reat can of hot water ready for my bath, with my clothes laid out on the bed. One night when I had hnd an exceptionally hard day, tJie thought of such formality Irritated ne. 1 hnd hnd to stop in the tltchcn to supervise Sally—to gar j came, that the lettuce was cold, and that | the little roasted ducklings were done to a turn. I had asked her : questions about the sweet pota-' toes, and the coffee. I had seen myself, suddenly, as a farcical figure—a plain farmer, trying to measure up to a fairy princess of : a wife. * So I said to Mimi, who stoodi cool ant! crisp by the screen door-" looking out on the mountains, "t; think I shall stop dressing for din-~ ner—. It is rather out of keeping" isn't it with the tout ensemble?" "People who don't dress for dinner are—barbarians." "My own people didn't do it." "Do you mean that they looked —like you?" There was scom in that, and I winced. I told her the truth, "No, they didn't. My father always : wore his black coat. My mother insisted on it. She was proud of him." > "It is a woman's pride in her man which keeps the world civilized." my wife told me. "1—i- think I should—hate you, Jerry, if you—degenerated into the kind of man like those on the other; ranches." "Do you think I could?" 1 dc.- mandod. "Do you think that"*; clothes count as much as that?" £ "They count a great deal," cool-;; ly. "You'd hate me If 1 wore my-* hair In a tight knot and had aj shiny nose like Sally." £ I fled then and dressed. We had^ been very near a quarrel. But J*j was aware when dinner was over/] and Mimi and I sat on the porch,^ t that my self-respect was much tn-r- 1 creased',by the perfection of my.* attire, Yet. i tvas aware, too, that:; there must bo something the mat-", ter with both of us If externals-; counted so much. £ So 1 continued to labor through*; tho day like any farm hand. At'-: night I played the gentleman. The? thing couldn't, of course, continue.!: And I couldn't see where It wouldT end. I felt that I ought not lotj, things slide, but Uiey were sliding'.; I.wondered how I should meet avalanche of disaster when .it? (To Be Continued)

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