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THE MOKNING HERALD, HAGERSTOWN, MARYLAND. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5, 1938. SPENDING AS BUSINESS AID IS PROPOSED (Continued From p»ge 1) fled, industrial production has fallen "at the sharpest rate of decline on record." The principal causes tie enumerated on.his Augers, thus: A rapid advance In prices. An accompanying Increase in inventories. A downturn in construction, •specially residentlally building. A steep decline in government, expenditures, reducing the government's "contribution to general buying power." I The Inability of the railroads to ipend for the maintenance of equipment, a result of the high price level. Recovery from the old depres- «ion, he said, had at first been "orderly" and "stable" but finally got "out of balance" due to a "distortion of prices." "Prices went up," he said, in er-- planation, "while the buying power of a great proportion of the population did not." Employment Drop* Earlier, the committee heard testimony from three ranking governmental officials that employment had dropped precipitately since September and that, from all indications, a further drop was to be expected this month. To this, Isador Lubln, .Commissioner of Labor Statistics in the Labor Department, added an assertion that some firms, which in the early days of the depression that began in- 1929 followed, a policy of spreading work by shortening the work week of each employe, were not now doing so. In response to a committee question, he said he did not know "whether, or not, this charge was deliberate." Perhaps some companies, felt they "overdid it" in the Birmingham, Ala., Jan. 4, (/P).— Democratic Senatorial primary to- MARRIAGE OF COUPLE ENDS WIDE SEARCH (Continued from Page 1) Alabama's Ballots from 335 of the state's 2,200 boxes gave: 'Hill 18,383. J. Thomas Hefllng 8,387. Charles W. Williams J.142. Hetlin, colorful former Senator, was far ahead In his home county of Chambers, but Hill was leading in all bute one of the other 31 counties from whlcl returns were available. Alabama has 87 coun ties.- Donald S. Leonard ordered dlscon- Inuance of the search, which was one of the most intensive Michigan had ever seen. Because of the early suspicions of kidnaping, two agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation remained at the Bennett home for observation while the search was in progress Bennett's flrst reaction to the news of his daughter's marriage was "Trudie is just a baby; she's too young to get married." Laler, he expressed his joy that tho d|i- appearance was not caused "by a of the reasons we were afraid 01 Bennett said he did not kno whether Hughes had a job, but tl clared that, should he be unei ployed, he need not expect h father-in-law to get him a job the Ford plant. "He should ha-v thought about that before they g married," he said. "Their futu: is up to them." N. Y. Gubernatorial Possibilities DEATHS previous instance, he said, "there 'might be a thousand and one reasons for it." Another witness was Corrington Gill, assistant WPA administrator, who told of an increasing roll ot work : relief recipients, estimated to average 1,800,000 this month and 1,900,000 next. Still another was Prank Persons of the United States Employment Service, who said tho number of applicants for jobs was growing. Speaking slowly, without prepared text and drawing figures from his memory, Eccles told the committee that industrial production fell from an index figure of 117 in August (meaning 117 per cent ot the 1923-25 average) to. 90 in November. He said that 'for December the "best estimates are around S5 " "This is the sharpest rate of de• cline in production on record," lie said. ' Meanwhile, he continued, wholesale commodity prices dropped from an index figure of .85.5 in September to 81.2 on December 25. . But these figures are averages. he said. 'Actually, he continued. farm prices fell In that period from 87.5 to 72.9, a drop of 15 points. while non-agricultural prices . receded only from 85.9 to 83.C. Rents tell, he said; carloadlngs were off, aiid factory payrolls dropped ' from $105,000,000 in May to $89,000,000 In November.. Cyrus Brandenburg •'• Cyrus P. Brandenburg, ot Mleui- ;an, North Dakota, formerly ol Frederick county, Md., died Tuesday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock at the home of his brother, Elmer C. Brandenburg, 302 Jefferson street, with whom he liad been visiting, of bronchial pneumonia, aged 76 years. Surviving .are: sons, Dr. T. O. Brandenburg, Bismarck, N. D.; Howard- Brandenburg, Bartlett, N. D., and.Dewey Brandenburg, Devils Lake,. N. D.; daughter, Mrs. Cora Lamont, Minneapolis, Minn.; brothers, Alvey R., Foxvllle; Elmer C., this city and Chester H., Smithsburg; and sister, Mrs. Mollie Routzahn, Ellerton, Md. Eight grandchildren also survive. The body was removed tp the Kralss mortuary where funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock in charge ot the Rev. Dr. F..Berry Pluramer. At 6:15 o'clock the body will leave for Lakota, N. D., for burial. BOWERS CONFESSES SLAYING OF WOMAN (Continued from Page 1) Mrs. Clara Fredman Mrs. Clara Dell Freclmau, wife ot Peter Fredrnan, died early on Tuesday morning at her home at Hancock, aged 6B, She was a member of the Baptist church Besides her husband, Peter, these children survive: Mrs. Bessie Llnaweaver, Mrs. Millie Stotter, Mrs. Ivy .Yost and John J., all of Berkeley Springs; Mrs. Agnes. Hovermale, Hancock; and 22 grandchildren and 1 great- grandchild. Funeral services Thursday afternoon, short services at the home at 12:30 o'clock, further services at the Baptist church at Berkeley Springs at 1 o'clock. Interment in Berkeley Springs cemetery. LOCAL YOUNG MEN GET PROMOTIONS Youths, Serving in Unitec States Army, Get Higher Ranks Word has been received here o the promotion of two local youn men now serving in the U. S. Army Parents have received word thi Private First Class George G. Kes selring, a member of the Coas Artillery Regiment Band, Hawaiiaj Islands, has been promoted to corporal. He is the son of Mrs Vada A. Williams, O f Middleburg Md. His brother, Dorsey G. Kes selring, is stationed -with the sain regiment in Hawaii. Private First as Edgar M said he went to Chicago, Cincinnati and Louisville, arriving at the latter place on Dec. 20, the day of his arrest. The Federal agents said he told them he had been''discharged from the Pennsylvania Industrial School, at Huntingdon, on Dec. 3. The director of the Federal Bu read of Investigation said Bowers was identified as a youth held on a vagrancy charge at Louisville under the name of George Francis Lewis. His fingerprints were forwarded here -by Louisville police for a routine check, Hoover said. Youth Is Fatally Injured by Blow Martlnsburg, W. Va., Jan. 4, (/P). —Fifteen-year-old -Anthony Martin died today, victim of a small Iron girder and some brick which became dislodged and struck him on the head while he and other members of the St. Joseph's High School basketball team were taking a shower. The accident occurred In the basement of the City Hall jnst after the team night. finished practice last A scheduled game tonight with J>nw Paw High School was cancelled. SAVE AT SAUM'S on Wntrlii-n — DlnrnoniU mid Jewelry FRED R. SAUM Credit Jeweler II 'X, .lomitlinn 81. Mrs. Nettle Albert Mrs. Nettle Albert died Sunday evening at her home at Hadden- fleld, N. J.,, of paralysis. She is survived by a son, Cl;iud H. Albert, Haddenfleld, N. J. Miss Elsie Albert, Hagerslown, ij a sister-in-law. The body will arrive over the Pennsylvania Railroad Thursday morning at 9: SO a. in., services at the grave in Rose Hill cemetery, Rev. Dr.-J. Edward Harms offieialing. Edgar Edgar F. Young F. Young died at 11:30 Kline, son of Mr. and Mrs. Danie I. Kline, Sniltlisburg, a member oi Co. M, 19th Infantry, Schotleld Bar racks, Hawaii, has been promote( to the grade of corporal and is due to soon be promoted to sergeant Kline is a graduate of the Smiths burg High' School and enlisted in this city in the fall of 1935. He is a.descendant of a long line of sol dlers. 'Additional young men spending the New Year holidays at the! homes include Privates First Class James G-. and Raymond O. Uawson of Co. A, First Medical Regiment Carlisle Barracks, Pa. They are spending the holidays with theli parents, Mr. and Mrs. John G. Daw son, 70S Ueorge street, this city. Private William A. Dudley, of Co, A. First Medical Regiment, is spending his vacation with his parents, Mr. and Mrs, James A. Dudley, Rose Hill avenue extended. Private First Class Claude B. R'.denour, 1st Chemical Warfare Service Regiment, Edgewood Arsenal, Md., Is visiting bis parents, R. F. D. 2, Hagerstowii, Md. He has jnst returned from the Army clerical school at Fort Monroe, Ya., whore he completed a course. NICE TO ANNOUNCE DECISION !N APRIL Governor Is Undecided on His Future Political Activities Should Gov. Herbert H..Lehman of New York deckle not to run for re- NEW AIRSHIP WILL BE PUT IN SERVICE Zeppelin to Moke Trips Between Germany and U. S. New York, Jan. 4 (/P)—German airship service between Europe and the United States will be resumed In about five months with a sister alilp of the Zeppelin Hindenburg, which plunyueted to earth In flames at f.akehurst, N. J., last May. Inflated with American non-inflammable helium Instead of the hydrogen which buoyed up the Hindenburg, the new ship, the L5H30, will have a schedule of 15 to 18 round trips at the rate of three a month until autumn when seasonal operations will be terminated, it was announced today. This announcement tfas made by Edward P. Farley, president of the American Zeppelin Transport Corporation, which is general United States ageut for the German operators of the craft. Farley reiterated a hope that "necessary Government support" would enable his company to embark on an American airship operating program. It was understood that plans called for the leasing of a larger dirigible, the LZ-131, now being hullt in Germany, by American interests. Congress recently authorized export of helium, on which this country holds a virtual world monopoly. Mined at Amarillo, Texas, 17,900,000 cubic feet of the gas will be shipped to Germany by freighter. The LZ-130, dlmensioually Identical with the Hindenburg, is 804 feet long and. has a helium capacity of 7,000,000 cubic feet. Its flying PHOEBUS TO FILE CANDIDACY AMID FANFARE OF TRUMPET Labor Commissioner, Refusing to Resign, Completes Plans for March into State Capital—Board May Be Named to Probe Charges Baltimore, Jan. 4 (/P)—State Labor Commissioner Harry T. Phoebus, refusing flatly to resign In face of charges of malfeasance in office, completed plans tonight to file his candidacy for the Republican Gubernatorial nomination anild a fanfare of trumpet music played by his son. Phoebus, who also is State Sen ator from Somerset county, announced he would march into (he State Capitol at Annapolis tomorrow, heralded by nine-year-old trumpeter Harry T. Phoebus, Jr., to become "the poor man's candidate" for Governor in 1938. Meanwhile, he said, he will await Gov. Harry W. Nice's disposition of charges placed against Phoebus by State Senator Robert B. Klmball, Allegany county Republican. Kimble accused the Commissioner of neglect of duty, misapplication of State funds, and other malfeasance. He greeted reports he would not resign with "Quit under fire? No— a hundred times no!" In annapolis, the Governor said he would name an investigating board "outstanding for its integrity" it Klmball presses his charges. "At the moment, I know nothing concerning the falsity or truth of the charges;" the Governor said. "1 have no feeling or predilection one way or the other and that is precisely why, if necessary* I shall appoint a hoard of inquiry." "At the present stage," he added, "it's a matter of accusation, and accusation, of course, is never ' proof. Until I have received the written answer of Senator Phoebus I can say or do nothing.'' Referring to Phoebus' announcement as (he first Republican candidate for a State-wide office in the next election, the Governor asserted that "ho like every other private citizen of Maryland has the inalienable and constitutional right; to aspire to any office to which his fancy may direct." The Phoebus candidacy would have no influence on his own political actions in the future, tho Governor said. The Labor Commissioner said his first- campaign contribution was ?270, presented by 'his son. The boy "put up" all his savings, the elder Phoebus said. As to his trumpeting tomorrow, he added, ing Harry "can play loud enough to let everybody know that Harry Phoebus is a candidate for Governor." During his fight for the State Senate, to which he was elected in 19.35, Phoebus campaigned as the 'Abraham Lincoln of the Eastern Shore." His birthday is Feb. 12. election, and the Indication is-overwhelmlngly such, New York's Demo- range is 7,000 miles. Because he- cratic gubernatorial candidate may veil be one of these men. All will lillm aas Jes s lifting power than be speakers at the Jackson Day dinner o£ the national Democratic com- hydrogen, the new ship will be nitlee in New York, Jan. 8. The possible candidates are Senator Robert F. Wagner, Postmaster General James A. Farley, Assistant U. S. Attorney General Robert H. Jackson, Controller Morris S. Tremaine ind District Attorney Samuel J. Foley of Bronx county. Jackson, very much in the news these days with his anti-monopoly speeches, is said o be the choice of the pro-New Dealers. Senator Wagner would have the support of both factions. . Men Who Ended 'Pirate's' Career able to carry 40 .passengers as against 70 accommodated by the Iflndenburg. The difference in lift between the two ships will be IT/, tons. ~ o'clock Monday night at his home near Boonsboro, of pneumonia, after He Church, Boonsboro. Besides bis widow, Mrs. Ruth n illness of uiiv week, aged 37. was a .nembe, of the II, B. Young, two children, Leon am 1 Miriam, both at home; parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. V. Young, Boonsboro, and a brother, Roscoe, Sali&bur; survive. Funeral services Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the horn- 1 , Rev. Frank L. Stlne, assisted by Rev M. A. Ashby officiating. Interment in Boonsboro cemetery. METAL mm STRIPS Plaitlc Caulking Mir Hrnunn IMxriiinitH now fltforilfe, H. W. ZEIGLER >hont 2S95 P. 0. Bex 253 Funeral Services to Be Held Today Funeral services for Leroy T. Vernon, 59, political editor of the Chicago Dally News and for 25 years chief of the newspaper's Washington bureau, will he held at the'home of his daughter, Mrs. Frank W. Mlsh, Jr., near Willinms- porl, this afternoon at 3:30 o'clock. Burial will be made In St. Paul's cemetery, Western pike. Mr. Vornon died suddenly. Monday at. his home In Chicago, 111. His body was slilpped east this morning and will arrive at Mar- llnsburg tomorrow noon. The services at Mrs, Mlsh's home will he conducted by Rev. Dr. Walter Byron Slehl, rector of St. John's Kpls- copal church, tblg oily. CARD OF THANKS I wish to extend I hanks to friends and neighbors for kindness shown during the Illness and donth of my husbnnd. Also for floral tributes and use of cars. Adv. -—Mri. ChRrleii'H. Moat: k.tt. mill. Annapolis, Md., Jan. 4 (IP)— Gov Harry W. Nice tonight announced that he would come to a liiini de clsiou as to his "future political activities" in April. He said at the present time he had reached no decision as to "whether I shall run for Governor, for the United States Senate, or not run at all." The Governor declared when he announces bis de cisioiii probably the latter part ot April, he would make his position "exceedingly clear." He expressed the hope that the coming campaign would he on a high plane with an intelligent discussion of vital Issues and declared that "there Is no place in such a discussion for the montebank." Although he has made several bints in speeches the announce ment tonight was the first definite statement that be was considering the- possibility of running for re election as Governor as well as be Ing a candidate for the Senate seat now held by Senator Millard K Tydings. It was pointed out in Republican circles that one probable effect of the Governor's position might be holding up Republican activity In the campaign until he has made his final decision. MONEY RETURNED Annapolis, Md., .Inn. 4 (fl>) —The Anne Arundel Gjnnly t\Velfjire Hoard today reporlod that It finished 1037 within lln budget and bad returned (-1,1(12.02 to tho Hoard of County Commissioners. The county appropriated $14,- 2tE5.8l> for old age poiislons during 11137 of which $3,075.70 was mi- spent. The county allowed R037.G2 for nld to the blind and $507.18 of IhlH sum wns reiurned, Tho Bonrd also retur.ied $51?.11 of the $3,590 avallnhln to board children during tho year. Jack Morgan tie curtain is expected to soon ng down on the tragic mutiny of e sea aboard the pleasure yacht •\fje with the story told before ederal officials by Robert Home id George Spernack, deckhands, fticlals have Indicated murder urges against the two will be ashed next week by a Federal and jury. The charges had been formality. When Jack Morgan, 2S, .honseboy turned "pirate." shot Dwight L. Faiildlug, wealthy skipper, and took charge of the boat, lie so terrorized the remaining persona on board that after two days of bullying, Home .struck Morgan down, and he and Spernack tossed him to the sharks. Passengers aboard the yacht, which drifted for eight days in the Pacific, told how Morgan .had tried to assault.one woman and had kicked his young wife, Mrs. Lillian Morgan, in the face. Robert Home Installation Held by Local Woodmen The annual installation of offieer s o£ the Woodmen of the World took place in the lodge rooms on Monday evening with Sovereign Ernest Olsen, Washington, D. C., district manager, i n charge of installing of the incoming officers. The new officers are: Robert Draper, consul commander; Emory N. Phleeger, advisor-lieutenant; Richard #. Dick, banker; Samuel Eller, escort; Paul E. McNamee, watchman; Roy L. Murphy, sentry; Samuel Wbitmore, financial secretary. The installation ceremonies were very impressive and will long be remembered by all those present. The retiring consul commander Leo De Lanter. Following the meeting and installation a social was held for members and friends in the club rooms. George Spernack Famous Ladybird Gets Trophy NEW ISSUE RAISED BY JAMFFICIAL Action against Shanghai's International Settlement Threatened loan llaltcu, famous New /tcnhiud woman tiler, Is pictured above in London ns she was presented with the trophy by W. J. Jordan, High Commissioner for New Xealnnd, In commemoration of her flight, from England to Now Zealand Innl. yonr. Tho plnno on Iho trophy Is (i replica . ', ot. Miss B.«tt,en's ship. ' . . .. '. ... Shanghai, Jan. 5 (Wednesday) (/P),- Japanese officials here raised what a foreign authority called a "grave issue" today Dy threatening to take action in Shanghai's terimtional settlement unless "anti- Japanese outrages" are stopped. Japanese infantry columns continued their advance southward through Shantung province, causing the Chinese to withdraw toward Snchow, vital junction of the Tientsiii-Pnkow and Lunglm! railways in North Kiangsn province. (Dome!, the Japanese News Agency, said in ». dispatch to Tokyo that the Japanese bad captured Chufu, birthplace of China's great sage, Confucius, 70 miles south of the provincial capital, Tsinan. The Japanese said they would not harm the tomb of Confucius or the great Confucian Temple at Chufu.) Japan's warplaues also struck on several fonths, making raids on Snchow and other cities, railroads near the southern metropolis, Canton, and the Yangtze River cities, Hanyang and Ilnnkow, one of China's capitals. The Hankow raid, a Japanese navy spokesman said, was intended to "crush China's reorganized airforce," consisting of "large num- j hers of Soviet planes." | FIRE WHISTLE TO BE TESTED TODAY New Device on Enterprise Hall to Be Given u Tryout It might sound something like the Normaudie and Queen Mary on shore leave, but a sudden outburst of whistle blowing this afternoon at 2 o'clock in the west end will only be a .test of a new fire alarm for the Western Enterprise fire hall. Coiincilmen Harry Fridinger, Vernon Miller ami Bruce Martin, members of the lire committee, ordered the test to get public sentiment on the alarm before final action is taken. The whistle, which has a deep, penetrating sound audible for miles on a still night, would cost a little over $1,000. The present bell, in use for about 35 years, has served its purpose. Firemen contend it is not loud enough to waken volunteers from their homes when an alarm is sounded. The -whistle, however, has sufficient volume to be heard in all sections of the west end. Councilman Fridinger said he had several complaints about the loud whistle when it was tested at the disposal plant several weeks ago. Ralph J. Coombs, superintendent of the fire alarm system, contends that such a device is in use in many cities and has effectively served its purpose. The Mayor and Council meets in regular session Thursday night but no action will likely be taken so soon. SCORES INJURED IN FIREINPAWTUCKET Pawtucket, R. I., Jan. 4 (/P)— Turning American British Hall into a roaring inferno, fire tonight trapped approximately 200 persons attending a beano party and sent at least a score to two hospitals with serious burns, broken legs and arms. An hour later, after firemen brought the blaze under control, Pawtucket police expressed the belief that everyone had been removed from the building and that there had been no deaths. Running through flames into the smoke filled building, firemen carried out scores of persons and brought at least 100 down ladders. Partly overcome by the dense smoke, several persons toppled from the ladders and were taken to hospitals. MAN IS HELD ON CHARGEOF ARSON (Continued from Page 1) Monopoly Charges Hurled at Banks .Washington , Jan. 4, nation's largest banks (/P).—The were tin: target today for new congressional changes of "monopoly." Chairman Wheeler (D-Mont) ot the Senate railroad finance invest! gating committee asked the public and government to "examine with great care the investment banking monopoly in Ne\v York City." in the" House, Representative Patman (D-Tex) asserted that 24 bonks, 13 ot Ibem in New York City, "control almost one-third of the banking resources of this country." Winding up one phase of the Senate railroad investigation, Wheeler asserted in a summary of recent evidence gathered by the inquiry: "Two financial houses, J. P. Morgan and Co., (with Morgan, Stanley and Co.) and Kuhn, Lceb and Company, share between them control of virtually all the financial business of our railroads." Benjamin J. Buttenweiser, a Kuhn, Loan partner, was testifying before the committee, when Wheel- made the assertion. The witness called the Senator's remarks "ex parte summary of a fairly long investigation." War Victims' Bodies . Brought Over Border HENDAYE, Franco-Spanish Frontier, Jan. 4, (JP). — The bodies of three war correspondents killed while covering the Spanish Insurgent advance on Teruel were brought across (he border into France lodny. Those ot two Americans, Edward .!. Nell ot tho Associated Press ami Brandish Johnson of the magazines "Spur" and "Newsweek," were on their v/ay to the United States, and that of E. R. S. Sheepshanks of Reuters (British news agency), WHS being taken to England, Tho three correspondents were riding In the sumo ear last Friday, watching tho progress of the Insurgent attack, when tho car.. wn,i struck by ,a 75-mllllmctor shell. WARNS OF BEETLES. COLLF.GR PARK Jan. 4 (H 1 ).— Maryland fncea "serious damage" from the Japanese beetle unless it starts an expensive control campaign. University - of Maryland scientists warned. They said the control, ns an example, would cost $7 an acre in an apple orchard, but that damage without control might be as much as $123 per acre. (veil as James Gnessford, escaped njury. Matthews, himself, dashed into the county jail and aroused depu- ies, asking them to send for the fire companies. By the time firemen arrived the interior ' was" a mass of flames. lUatthews' automobile, which hu had driven against the house an'I also splashed wit.Ii gasoline, was pushed to safety by firemen and officers. Firemen battled the flames for about twenty minutes and succeeded in getting them under control but not before Matthews accomplished his purpose, said police. Examination disclosed that the nterior was wrecked and that practically all the contents were destroyed by the lire. Matthews was placed under arrest by Deputy Sheriff Leister Isanogle, charged with arson. Popular 4 course 7C- DINNERS IJL Served from. .1:.10 tn 9 I', M. Snei-iiil iiltcntloii In prlviih* purtle*. HOTEL HAMILTON SAVE GAS with a WINTER FRONT . Reichard's Garage 24 W. Antietam St. ' 98c Have your car GREASED f»r ° n| y 50c ALCOHOL 59c "" <"" H. L. MILLS 16 W. Baltimore St. Phone 114 1931 STUDEBAKER COUPE Tills cur 1ms tiocn HinrmiKlilv rermt- rlHImic'fl mid wlnfrrlxpiJ. Ori^lnnl lhilr.li Hlir now. Solid nil hfd'l body. iiHltly Hro*. A ni OI'F.N KVKXINCJS FLEIGH MOTOR CO. 670 Oak' Hill Ave. Phone 2300 REMOVAL SALE Reductions 20% to 50% ON ENTIRE STOCK We are moving 'Hir store to 25 South Potomac Street NEXT DOOR TO MARYLAND THEATRE NEEDY'S JEWELRY STORE 88 W, WASHINGTON ST, (Hamilton Wfttches Excepted)

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