The Morning Herald from Hagerstown, Maryland on January 1, 1938 · Page 12
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Hagerstown, Maryland
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"(TWELVE THK MORNING HEKAI,U, HAUKKSTOWiS, MAKYLANP, SATURDAY, JANUARY 1, 1938. AIDES OF FDR ARE ASSAILED FOR ATTACKS (Continued from Page 1) the boat." Copeland Comments Senator Copeland told reporters the President and Congress could end the business slump in three weeks if the President's message Monday offered cooperation and peace to the business world. Referring to the charge of Administration officials that big business had gone on "a sit-down strike," Copeland declared: "It is absurd to think that business men would cut their own , throats for tbe sake of embarrassing the Administration. 1 know the money-making world too well to believe that they would connive at anything to embarrass tbe Administration when at the same time such a scheme would result In loss of business and depreciation In possible profits." Senator Lonergan (D-Conn) also called for "moderation in speech and action." "Just now our national need is cooperation between government and business," he said. The National Association of Manufacturers issued a statement which said business had been broadly accused ot monopolistic practices, and asked: "If there are such offenders, why •were they not brought to trial.? Who are they? What are their offenses? Why have they not been piosecuted? Why are they tried on the radio and not in court." "Such broad and general accusations will not hasten recovery and bring jobs to men who need them," the association added. "This is nol. the time for quarrels and recriml nations, but for all elements in the -population to joint together to stop the depression and restore em ployment" In its periodical. "Washington Rf> view," the Chamber of Commerce of the United States observed that tho country had about reached Ihs point Where industrial production could go forward again. The question of the moment," Biggest News Stories of 1937 in Pictures-Selected by Central Press IMPORTANT DEATHS | U n o f f i cial war breaks out in Fuehrer Adolf Hitler and Premier Benito Mussolini confer in Germany. "Anti-Communist" pact follows Wave of strikes, centering in automobile and steel industry, climaxed by peace pacts with General Motors, Chrysler. TJ. S. Steel Corporation unaffected, having signed C. I. O. agrement previously. >•' Joseph T. Robinson New London, Tex., school blast Amelia Earhart Putnam lost In South Pacific on world flight. President loses on court enlargement plan: he appoints Senator Stocks drop; business recession. King George VI crowned in West minster Abbey. London. - Romance of Edward, former king Hu £° L - Black of Alabama to - and Wallls Warfleld ends in ma?- court seat vacated by Justice riage at Monts, France. wlllis Van Deyanter. Zeppelin Hindenburg explodes at Lakehurst, N, J., 33 die. Ohio river flood causes millions in property damage. Scene in Louisville, Ky., hardest hit of larger cities. the Chamber said, "is whether the normal processes will be permitted and encouraged to operate for ab- '"hoimal influences will persist, with their retarding effects." Forecast Is Made A forecast ot Increased unemployment during the first six months at 1938 came from the American 'Federation of Labor, but it expressed hope for improvement in the latter part of the year. "We sincerely believe economic and industrial conditions will improve during the new year," the A. T. of L. added. An announcement that Leon Henderson, WPA economist, would discuss the recession in a speech, at J5:45 P. M., Eastern Standard Time. Saturday, over an eastern (CBS) radio network, stirred speculation as to fshether he would contend, like Jackson and' Ickes, that monopolies were to hlame for the slump. In' the midst of the big Imsiness- Admlnistration controversy, President Roosevelt had as his invited guest at luncheon today Myron C.- Taylor, retiring chairman ot the TJnited States Steel Corporation. Taylor declined afterward to discuss their conversation. WALTER PATTfSON DIES ATHIS HOME Retired Advertising Man Expires After Brief Illness Walter E. Pattisou formerly en gaged in the advertising busines and for many years advertisin manager ot the Herald-Mail Com pauy, but in recent years retiree died Friday morning at his borne a Funkstown. Mr. Pnttison had heel ill for several weeks, but his deatl was unexpected and came as shock to his many friends in Ha gerstown and elsewhere. Of a pleasing personality, In was well known to Hagerstown' retail merchants, with whom In came in contact while lie was ei: gaged in the advertising business Mr. Paltlson was a member o the Christian Science Society here He is survived by his wife, Mrs Adah V. Pattison and a sister-in law, Miss Esther S. South, both o Funkstown. Funeral services will be hel Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock froi his late home. Interment In Krnilts town cemetery. Loss of Support Faces Campaign Cumberland, Md., Dec. 31, (#).— Allegany county's hand-to-mouth emergency relief campaign was threatened today with a loss of Cumberland support because, city officials said, much of the relief money is going ouHide the city. The emergency relief council has been spending approximately as much each day as* it takes in and started today with an overdraft of $6. Payments during the day were $300 from the city'r movie tax fund and $170 *rom emploj'es of the West Virginia Pulp and Paper Company of Luke. Daily payments have been between $600 and $600. - Mrs. Martha J. Boward Mrs. Martha Jane Boward, wid ow of Samuel E. Boward, died a Raymond Huffer, 430 Guilfonl ave line, Friday afternoon at 1 o'clock of complications, after an illness of three years, aged 81 years. She was born and reared neai Hagerstown and was the daughter o£ Christian and Mary Newmai Spessard. She was a member o St. Paul's U. B. Church. She is survived by one daughter, one granddaughter and Ihree grea grandchildren. She was the last survivor ot her family. Funeral services at the house on Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock by the Rev. Dr. F. Berry Plinnnier; interment in Rose Hill cemetery. SAVE AT SAUM'S ' on Watclics — TDInmoniU and FRED R' SAUM Credit Jeweler £1 X Joimtlmn St. Defrosters 75c up Reichard's Garage 24 W. Antletam St. Hive your e«r GREASED f«r only gQg ALCOHOL 59c *" «"• H. L. MILLS « W. Baltimore St. Phon* 114 1934 Plymouth Coupe full ilKd O.t.1)- S(«el Hoilr. Ini,- uemlenllr »prl»r Kiwit ICheeli. toiiler (ionlrol m«rlii ( . Air Wh.«l TlrM •lm(int now. \-t)|tn fritinff with Silent 11-tlimulril Hlmokltn. fofc A Jtrnl Jh-nnly , •309 FLEIGH MOTOR CO. -~ OPKN KVKMMIH _ (70 Oik Hill Av«. Phont 2300 Charles E. Moat! Charles Elmer Moats tlied suddenly at the home of James Stickell, 323 North Locust street, Friday afternoon at -t o'clock of pneumonia, after an illness of a few days, aged 36 years. He was born and reared at Tilgh- mantou, son of Charles and Annio Ripple Moats, of Tilghmantoil. He was employed as an electric welder by the Chicago Bridge Co., of Ithaca, N. Y. He is survived by his wife, Wanda; one daughter, Gloria Jean; one sister, Mrs. John H. Marina- duke, Tilghmanton; one brother, Samuel E. Moats, Broadfordtng. The body was removed to the funeral home of A. K. Coffman. where it may he viewed. Services Monday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock by tbe Rev. V. H. Suavely; Interment In Manor cemetery. Rev. J. A. Brlcker Rev. J. A. Brlcker, formerly ot Hagerstown, died Friday morning at his home in Philadelphia, after an illness of four weeks, aged 82. He had been a minister of the Church of tho Brethren for 54 years and only last fall celebrated bis B9lh wedding anniversary. Besides his wife, Margaret, a daughter, Mrs. Ruby Boerner, Philadelphia, one grandson, a sister, Mrs. Amanda Dunn, Martinslmrg anil n brother Jeremiah. Baltimore, survive. The body will arrive In Hagcratown Sunday morning and will be taken to the A. K. Coffman funeral home, where services will be held Sunday afternoon at. 2:80 o'clock, Rev. A. M. Dtxon officiating. Interment at Brotidfordlng. Popular 4 course DINNERS ..... Sflrvftl tnttn BlM to I* I'. M. Sprnlnl nit en I Ion In |i finite iinrtltui. HOTEL HAMILTON VARIED VIEWS ARE GIVEN ON OUTLOOK (Continued From Page 1) ed on a firm foundation by demonstrated fact and understanding as to objectives and methods before American business can go forward with confidence. Expediency will delay the final accounting. Panaceas will accentuate the lack of confidence already existing." T. M. Girdler, chairman of the Republic Steel Corporation, Cleveland, said "Some improvement in steel operations is In prospect tot- early 1338, but'rapid recovery hardly seems probable unless business is freed from some of the disturbing controls and burdens which have helped to bring about the present situation." Charles R. Hook, president of the American Rolling Mill Company, Middlelon, 0., on this same theme, declared: "The extent to which the people of the United States will prosper In 1938, as well as in the years to come, will depend upon the extent to which individuals are rewarded for their Initiative, ability, thrift and effort. This means the protection and encouragement of private enterprise;" Uncertainties Created John II. Wiles, of the "Loose- Company, Kansas Wiles Biscuit City, said: "The polic.j' of the Federal government and its attitude toward increased taxation upon industry, the continued appropriations and spending, * * • and the threatened legislation to regulate, control and curtail agricultural production, have all created uncertainties and doubts which greatly concern those who are conducting our commercial institutions of all kinds. "While I personally believe that the wiser and more conservative elements will bring about an adjustment of these unfortunate conditions, yet I do not look for much Improvement for the first few months of Ihe New Year." Donald Douglas, president of the Douglas Aircraft Corporation, San ta Monica, Calif., said he was opli inislic. "Aviation should prosper in 393S," he said. "Prospects are bright and conditions favorable." F. C. Rand, chairman of the board of the world's largest shoe manufacturers, International Shoe Join puny, St. Louis, said: "III 1937, industrial life in the United Stales suffered immeasure- ably from unwise legislation In axes, social relations, bureaucratic •egulatlons and tho unfortunate al- ilnde that our government has shown toward business. "If these factors are eliminated or greatly modified so that Indus- ry can operate fairly and sanely mder the guidance of its exper- ence and knowledge, 1938 can bo a sar of sound progress." J. .T. Pelley, president of the Association of American Railroads, ind former president ot Ihe New raven system, said: "The beginning of the year 1!)3S (luds the railroads of the United itates in a serious situation. The irospects with which they entered * * 1937 were not: borne out, by he results In tho last half of the 'ear. The combination of reduc- id tonnage and declining average evenue, wllli rising prices of the hings they havo to buy. higher wages and mounting taxes, created situation of grave concern, not nly to railroad management but to ha public wlilcli baa a direct Inter, at In railroad service and solven- "There are hopeful elements In hu 19,18 situation, however. The hyalral condition of Ihe roads Is ood; their service Is better than t «T«r has been • • *." THE NEW YEAR-1938 By LESLIE C. BEARD Another New Year comes to us From otit the mists of time; With advent of the year may we Resolve to serve mankind. The Old Year's gone and in the grave With countless other years; But armed with courage, faith and hope, We'll rout our futile fears. F. D. ft. Ignores Holt COMMEMORATION HEADS LIST OF EVENTS HERE DURING YEAR (Continued from Page 1) Society convenes here. January 7— C. K. Bryan, Havre de Grace, re-elected president of the State Horticultural Society. January Ki — New Sliarpslmrg jle mentary school dedicated. January month of inches. Fein-nary — Rainfall for January measured the 5.011 5— Mrs. J. C. t'ulde elected chairman of ill? Washing ton county of the American Ret Cross. February S—J. Lloyd llarslimuii nominated fur Mayor by the Repul* lica^ city convention. February 12—Governor Nice at tacks the proposal to alter the Su preme Court in speaking at the an nual Lincoln Day dinner. February 23—Mayor Irvin M. Wertz dies at his home. . March 6—Snowfall ot six inches reported in the county. March 22—W. Lee Klgiil elected Mayor by a majority of 977. Coun- cllmen elected: Bruce Martin, Harry T. Fridinger and Vernon M. Miller, Democrats and W. Keller Nigh and J. David Bowman. Republicans. April 6—Mayor Mlgln opens bis greenbag. April IS—Malhlas P- Muller, organ builder and distinguished citi- /.en. dies at his home, aged S2. April 22—Merle Thorpe, editor of Nation's Business in addressing the banquet of the Chamber of Com merce decries government interfer- nce -with business. May 3—.1. Lloyd Harshnian begins duties as a member of the Board of Education. May 6—Historic Catoclin Manor purchased by the government as n recreational area. June 3—County tax rate fixed at $1.07 on the $100 and city rate at 85 cents on the $100. June 21—M. J. Grove Lime company and lime kiln awarded contract, to build Shepherds! own bridge at a bid of $231,235.50. June 211—Maryland Postofllce Clerks' Association -onvenes here. Senator Tydings speaks. June SO—Hnliifall for Jnue measures -1.12 Inches. July 12— Slate Rural carriers open convention here. August 4—The 16th annual convention of the Ame-ican Legion, department of Maryland opens. August 8—Bruce T. Bair, Westminster, elected state commander f the American Legion. August 11—President Roosevelt accepts invitation 10 speak at An- tletam September 17. August 12—The Always, night club near Willlamsport, destroyed by flre. August 30—Rainfall for month sets record with a precipitation of 8.9X inches reported. September 3—Grand pre-vue of IP spectacular pageant "On Wings of Time." September 13—State Dental Society holds session here. September 28—Street Commla. slor.frs vote to Inslall parking meters In llagorstowii. October 7—Announcement received hero Hint tho Pennsylvania conference of Iho United Brethren church would moot here In 1938. October 11—Convention ot Mary- luid Insurance agents gats under way. November 1—Annual Mmtime parade of Atsafia parade sets record for size and beauty. November 16—Grand jury blames gambling conditions here on a lack of public interest and confusion over the legalily of devices. November 30—Harper Sibley, former President of the Chamber of Commerce of tbe United States, Kail banquet of the local Chamber. December 1—Thomas W. Pangborn chosen bend of the city committee on tbe belectiou of a war memorial for Hagerstowll. • December 3—Conference of Y Boys from Maryland, Delaware and the District of Columbia opens. December S-—Model All Ga House awarded lo C R. Schindel, Columbus, 0. formerly of Hagerstown. December 24—First annual party for needy children held at the Armory by TfngerHtnwn Santa Clans. Inc., with 2,000 kiddies present. OCEANS OF HOT ICE ON JUPITER BLOOM INGTON, Ind., Dec. 31 (A 3 ). — Vast, subterranean oceans of hot ice on the planet. Jupiter wei'e described to the American Astronomical Society here today by Rupert Wildt of Princeton Vniversity. Tile ice is so sizx.liug, be said, that iron touching it would turn red. Although this ice cannot be seen, it is a virtual certainty as a result of discoveries ot the queer freaks of nature that clothe this phinet. The ice is so hot, Wildt pointed out, because it s under pressure, buried thousands of miles deep under layers of other stuff almost as incredable to man. Tbe pressure makes the water both solid and hot. Hot ice i:',i- ally lias been produced under high pressure by Dr. P. W. BridR- niin at Harvard University. HAND INJURED Weaver Moser, ^^t. Lena, suffered a painful injury Wednesday when a prong of a dung fork punc- .ured the palm of his right hand. Britain Replies To Jap Apology TOKYO, Dec. .11, (,<P).--Sir Robert L. Craigie, British ambassador, landed to the foreign office today Britain's acknowledgment of Ja>an's reply to the protest against Tapanese attacks on tbe gunboats -.adyblrd and Bee. F. Hoy 1'oltc , . . Holt's protest disregarded Ignoring a refusal by the senate finance committee to approve a recess appointment of F. Roy Yoke as collector of internal revenue for the West Virginia district, President Roosevelt has given him a second recess appointment. Yoke's nomination was fought by Senator Rush D. Holt if West Virginia, an anti-administration Democrat, on the ground tliat Yoke was personally objectionable to him. It is the unwritten rule of the senate not to confirm nominees in a senator's own state who are personally object tionable to a member. NO EXTENSION ON AUTOUCENSES Deadline Reached at Midnight and Delinquents Face Arrest Baltimore, Dec. 31. of a lasl-miuute jam (.f). of In face ppr.sons seeking new driving permits, state authorities warned today thai motorists driving on uld permits aftci- midnight tonight would be subject to arrest and liable to tines of from $10 lo fnO. Crowds of applicants poured into olh'ces of the motor vehicles commissioner, seeking new licenses required under lion law. the 1937 re-registni- RAINFALL DURING THE YEAR HEAVY Total Precipitation of 45.22 Inches Here in 1937 In spite o[ the misprable showing made by December, the other 11 months more than made up for the defic:ienr:y and one of the wettest years on rncord resnlte'cl. J. A. Miller, Government weather observer at KecdysvUIe, reported total rainfall for- 1037 was 45.22 inches as against the 33-year average of 38.33. The highest rainfall was 40.5G inches in 1907 while the lowest was 22.29 in 1930. Rainfall for the month just ended was only .55 of an inch, compared with December, 1935 when the precipitation was 4.51 inches. The average temperature during 15)37 was 53 degrees, a little below normal. During the year (here were 367 clear days, 102 were partly cloudy anrl-9f> were cloudy. THREE BABIES DIE OF RAREiAILMENT Deoths During Past Week Are Reported by Dr. Fishbein NOISY GREETING IS GIVEN NEW YEAR Whistles, Horns and Bells Sound Welcome at Midnight Hagorstnivn pave (lie New Vrar a noisy greeting. At tlin strokn of midnight, bedlam broke loose with horns, liells and whistles sounding a discordant welcome to 1938 and a note of despair at the abdication of 1037. Millions of Americans throughout the land took part in the New Year's eve festivities and paid millions for the privilege. From coast to coast in hoteis. night clubs, theaters, taverns, clul.'s and homes, people gathered in celebrations. In Hagerstown, all night spots were lilled to capacity. There were dances, cocktail parties and entertainments of every kind and ••«!•- iely. Outstanding social events here were the Assembly Club Ball at Hotel Alexander and the Governors' Ball al the Fountain Head Country Club. In some oi the churches, special night walch services were held. Today will be generally observed as a holiday with business generally at a standstill. The post- office will be on holiday schedule. There will be a two day holiday. State Income Tax Is Put in Effect Annapolis, Md., Dec. 31 (JP)~ Maryland residents became liable at midnight tonight for the Stale's 1/2 of 1 per cent tax on 1937 income. The tax, payable on or before March 15. is expected to bring ?1,500,000 into the State fund for aid to the needy, bolstering a relief revenue program of taxes drawn to raise ?5,000,000 in a 13-month period. The forms for reporting the tax were distributed to all persons who paid Federal income taxes for 1935. Additional forms are available at Ihe Baltimore office of the Relief Tax Division in the Pythian Building. HURT IN ACCIDENT Injured in an automobile accident early yesterday evening, Mrs. Florence Sprague and Lewis Sprague, both of Allenlown, Pa., are confined to the Washington County Hospital with minor ln> juries. FRANK BECKER DIES Flint, Mich., Dec. 31 (JP)— Frank A. Becker, 39, president of the Na- .ional Association of Newspaper Classified Advertising Managers, died here, today after a two months' illness. HONEY'S TAVERN DANCE Special New Year's Eve Dance Friday Night Admission 15c Also Dancing Saturday and Sunday Nights 9 to 1:30 Matinee Dancing Sunday P. M. 2 io 5:30 All Beer lOc Chicago, Dec. 31 (/P>— Dr. Morris Fishbeiu, spokesman for ;he American Medical Association, said today that two Cook county hospital maternity wards had been closed for disinfection as a result of tho death of three infants within the past week. 1 He said all were reported suffering from diarrhea. The immediate precaution was taken to prevent a possible spread- of diarrhea such as claimed 14 babies' lives In tbe nurseries at SI. Elizabeth's hospital last month. Dr. Fishbein said. Two of 'he three babies who died at Cook county hospital were found to have been suffering from bronchia! pneumonia as well as diarr- , liea, Dr. Kishbein said. These two had been sent home and brought : back to the hospital ill, lie added, i Dr. Herman Bumlesen. president j ot (lie Chicago Board of Health, said j be did not believe the infant's suf-| fered from the same type (;f diarr-; bea that swept St. Elizabeth's. He Harry S. Bnlen, in charge of is- said he based this on result of the smuice of the permits, estimated ionic. 50.000 drivers would not have new cards by midnight, and reiterated tbe deadline wou'd not be extended. Motor Vehicles Commissioner Walter H. Rudy, meanwhile began mapping a campaign Involving assistance of state, county and city police in arresting motorists using old permits after today. Use of tho old cards will be regarded as 'driving without a license," he said. Applications mailo dhy midnight will be handled for the 51 rc-reg- islralion foe; persons applying later must take a driving test and pay ?.'!.5C for the new license. YOU CAN SAVE tlnio, money and trouble by IniyliiB """1 sollliigr the Gl.asxlllcd way. ATTENTION! All -Master Maton« are Invited to meet at Maaonlo Temple 7 O'CLOCK SUNDAY EVENING — JANUARY 2 for the purpose of attending divine worship at St. John's Eplscopul Church. Services conducted by the Rev. Walter Qyron Stehl. (Signed) , E. G. REESE A. H. SPtELMAN Worshipful Musters autopsies. Dr. Bumipson said the autopsies showed that bronchial pneumonia was Uifi immediate cause of death in all thrco instances. He added that "there are always traces of diarrhea in deaths in balilcs." Dr. Hiindcsen and a corps of phy j sicians have been investigating pos- j sible calisou of the epidemic at SI. Elizabeth's. Several monkeys inoculated were under observation. LET THE CLASSIFIED Ad« r«- (luce tlio flow cC money from your ml rue. Finance Your New Car, Used Car or Household Appliance* Through Us. LOANS Automobiles — Collateral Endorsements — Investment! General Financing "Loans to Salaried People it Rates YOU Can Afford." We Assure Prompt Attention Courteous Treatment Hagerstown Industral Savings and Loan Co. Thomas Bldg. Phone £50 A. K. COFFMAN, President D, EARL NEIKIRK Secretary-Treasurer Member American Industrial Bankers' Association NOTICE TO OUR MANY FRIENDS AND PATRONS Due to the increase of Ihe cost of Parts and Accessories and the heavy burden of Tax and Increased Insurance Rates and Parking Meter Tax. we will be compelled to Increase our Rates to 2Bc for ono or live passengers any place In the City Limits; all other rates will remain the same as before. This rale will take effect ou January 1st, 1933. We hope our many friends 'and patrons will continue to give ni their loyal support. »x they have in the past and will remember we carry Hazard Insurance on each and every passenger. The Mayflower Cab Service L. E. BENTZ, Proprietor PHONE 616

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