The Morning Herald from Hagerstown, Maryland on January 13, 1938 · Page 1
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Good Morning It is hoped that the city safety campaign will meet with success. Public support should be given. MORNING ERALD Weather Forecast Probably snow flurries and slightly colder Thursday. Friday Increa§- Inff cloudiness with slowly rising: temperature followed by rauu VOL. XLII, NO. 11. l'r»« Ran 6.500 HAGERSTOWN, MARYLAND. THURSDAY, JANUARY 13, 1938. (/P)—Means Associated Pren SINGLE COPY, 2 CENTS. BAILEY SAYS PARTY UNITY THREATENED North Carolinian Sounds Warning to Democratic Leaders SOUTH IS AROUSED, SENATOR ASSERTS Says No National Administration Can Survive Step Washington, Jan. 12 (/P)— Senator Bailey (D-NC) told the Senate today that controversy over the anti-lynching bill threatens the unity of the Democratic party. The North Carolinian, ail opponent of the measure, warned his colleagues that "when you set to catering by way ot legislation for the Negro vote in New York. Philadelphia, Chicago and other large cities, you are going to repeat for yourself some very disastrous history." Bailey's voice, quiet when he took up the long debate against the measure, rose as he spoke of "Socialists'' attempting to gain control of tlie party. "When we won the victory of 1932," he declared, "we won it as a Democratic party. Then a group of Socialists swooped down on the party and they have not left. "In God's name," he shouted, "Are we going to let them run us out of the party?" "You can do what you please about the Negroes in Pennsylvania and the other states," he declared, "but when" you come down to North Carolina and try to Impose your will on us—in that honr, so help me God, you'll learn a lesson you'll never forget." Warning Is Sounded The Senator said Northern Democrats eiminated the two-thirds rule for nomination of a presidential candidate "in the twinkling of an eye" at the last Democratic convention, j "Now a party is being made to cater to the Negro vote," be shont- ed. "I give you warning that no national administration can survive (such a step). "But you say tlie people of the South won't be aroused. Yon needn't worry about that. They will respond as they've always responded." . Bailey spoke after Southern and Midwestern Senators had engaged in an angry encounter earlier in the day. Senator Russell (D-Ga) and Senator Dieterich (D-I11) charged each other with making "untrue" statements. Bailey said that during reconstruction days Republicans "at- templed to Impose the will of others on ns, and we hated the Republican party." Republican policies of the 'sixties, the North Carolinian added, "de-1 stroyed the hope of the Republicans in the South, and those same policies will destroy the hope of the Democratic party in the South." Then lie lashed out at "catering to the colored votes." Snell Hits Roosevelt For "Veiled Threats" Republican House Leader Exhorts Administration to Stop Hurling "Verbal Hate-Bombs"—Cooperation Is Urged •>, Washington,. Jan. 12, (ff).— The Republican leader of the House, Representative Snell of New Vork, exhorted the Administration tonight to stop hurling "verbal hate- liombs" and to cooperate with the minority party in a program to restore employment and revive business. Snell criticized I" u President, in an address over a Columbia Broadcasting System network, for making •'veiled threats" instead of offering 11 definite plan for "putting millions back to work." He invited Democrats' to cooperate in a recovery progra.n which called "above all" for application of the good neighbor policy at home as well as abroad and a cessation of "the continual preaching nf war against and hate among our own people." He recommended Immediate repeal ot the tax on undistributed corporate income and drastic modification of the capital gains tax. Ho accused the Administration of raising an "anti-monopoly" smoke screen covering an attempt to shift the blame for the present business slump "from the shoulders of the Administration—where it righlful- BILBO TO SPEAK Washington, Jan. 12 (7F>)—Sena- tor Bilbo (D., Miss.) said today he would begin a filihnsier speech on Friday against the ami-lynching bill. "It is rumored I may spcuk for thirty days," he said. OFFICERS ELECTED AT LEAGUE MEET Charles G. Bikle Is Chosen to Head Young Republicans Officers for the ensuing year were elected and plans furthered for tlie annual Lincoln Day dinner to be held Friday evening, February 11 at the Masonic Temple at a meeting of the Young Men's Republican League held last night at •15 East Washington street. The officers are: Charles G. Bikle, president; T. Frank Lynch, vice-president; Scott R. McKane, secretary and Harry Newcomer, treasurer. It was announced that a speaker of national note would address the banquet. Tickets have already been placed on sale and last night were distributed to those attending the meeting. President announced the appointment of a membership com mittee with T. V. Lynch as chairman. Oilier members are Elmer Boyer, Charles Buchanan, Jesse Shank, J. C. Lochbauni, Cecil Haines, .1. Forney Young, James R. H. Black, A. B. Bingham, Jr., Paul Miller, Harry Cearfoss, C. Welles Little, Thomas Hassett, Charles Newcomer, Thomas Staubs, Guy Doub, Charles O. Ward, Charles H. Rinehart, Russell Geeling, Lester Swain, Maurice Harmau, W. J. Gilbert, W. II. Horn, John D. Dunn, Joseph D. Baker, Jacob Ankeney, William B. Foltz, Daniel Kemp, Elmer Baker, Scolt R. McKane and John L. Swain. All o( the districts of the county are represented in the membership o£ the committee. It was announced that tickets for the banquet can be procured at (he offices of John D. Dunn, Harry Newcomer, John L. Swain and Ellsworth Roulette-and from Maurice llarman. The tickets will sell for $1.25. LABOR SPOKESMAN SCOFFS AT CONFIDENCE ASSERTIONS Head of Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen Tells Committee Only Confidence Needed Is That of Assuring Jobs with Fair Pay Washington, Jan. 12 (#")—The Senate unemployment committee heard labor spokesmen deny today the often-repeated assertion that tho hest way to end the business recession is to restore the confidence of businessmen Konci'iilly. That, argument, said A. F. Whitney, president of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, is "fundamentally fallacious." "As 1 see it," h~ continued, "the only part which confidence plays in this important problem, is tho restoration of tho confidence of the working people of (his country, which will come from assuring them of jobs with fair pay and (hereby cimblo them to buy automobiles, liojms anil ol.Jior coin- modi lies and services which tho present. American standard of living requires." The only other witness was .1. ,1. Pelley, president of the Association of American .Railroads. Ho tofltifiad l.hnl tho prosperity of inn cnrriera and I heir employes wna iimxM'icably bound up with the prnHnnrily of Ihn country us a whole. Both Policy and Whitney favored (he general Increaas in asking of the Inters'ate Commerce Commission. But Whitney approved it. only on condition that receipts from Ihn higher rales be "earmarked" for qrinipmcnt purchases. Pelley said the rate incrpnse would "open our purchasing agency doors again." Uaih-nad employment declined, he said, from 1,600,000 in J!)2fl to about 900,000 on January 1 of this year, and ho saw lit'.le chance that the situation wouh' be improved this month. Whitney dispute'* the fnmilinr argument that it h necessary to restore prosperity to tho heavy goods indnsli ti. make the country j>rns[>fTon,s ffPD'M'flJly. Asking it! nnynnn "really he- Moved" that the recent layoff of HO,000 men at General Motors was because tho ofllciaH of that company did "not have the confidence to make more a.utomoblles," he added: "('an anyone donb! thnl (he real reason for (.his layoff of snch a Re number ot nun was because (he buying public did not have tho rfthnfllnff power with which to purchase (ho nnlomobllcfl made h? ' ly belongs—to the shoulders o£ brsiness." , Behind that screen, he said, the Administration's legislative program is to be revived and urged as a means of promoting recovery. But, he added, these in ensures are not calculated to provide greater national prosperity. The President's annual niessag*?. Snell asserted, wag the "llouseveli apology" for' tho "failure of New Deal policies ami theories during the last five years." lie summarized the history and theory of the Roosevelt Administration in this sentence: "In November, 1932, we had 11,000,000 unemployed, and a national debt of $20,000,000,000;. in January. 1938, we have 13,000,000 unemployed, and a national debt of ?37.000,000,000." Similarities of the Roosevelt message to Christ mas-week speeches in which Secretary Ickes and Robert H. Jackson, assistant attorney general, assailed monopoly and big business, suggest common inspiration and draftsmanship. Snell said. The message contained the same bitter thoughts, he aid, couched in milder terms. FAST ENDANGERS LIFE OF MINISTER Grave Fears Raised for the Live of the Very Rev. Israel Noe Memphis, Tenn., Jan. 12 (/P)—A fast reputedly started 13 months ago in an effort "to prove that the soul is above the needs of material life" raised grave fears today for the life of the Very Rev. Israel Harding Noe. The 46-year-old dean of St. Mary's Episcopal Cathedral here believes, the Press Scimitar said, that "he can give up all material life and yet not die." Disclosure of the theory followed by about a month the reconciliation of Dean Noe and his wife, Mrs. Ellen Camblos Noe, after separation since 1931. Mrs. Noe and their two children returned to HIP deanery a few days before Christinas. She tiled suit for divorce ill 1931, charging desertion and asserting the dean had grown cold to tier. The divorce was denied. Tlie Slate Supreme Court refused to review tlie action. In a statement announcing the reconciliation, Dean Noe explained his ideas of the marriage sacrament included both the life "of generation" and the life "of regeneration." The first had been accomplished, he said, when the children were born. INLAND DRIVE BY JAPANESE ARMY OPENED Troops Move from Tsingf- rao in Shantung Conquest LOOTING POLICY BY CHINESE CHARGED Recapture of Two Japanese Held Towns by Chinese Reported Shanghai, Jan. 13 (Thursr day) (IP) —Japanese launched an inland drive from Tsingtao today in an effort to hasten the conquest of rich Shantung province,. Japanese troops arrived at Tsing- lao by ship from an undisclosed base and immediately began pushing westward .along the Tsinan- Tsingtao railway, expecting to effect a quick junction with other Japanese forces advancing into Shantung from different bases. These were the first army forces to reach Tsingtao, occupied by marines since Monday. Heavy Losses A Japanese Embassy spokesman indicated China's "scorched earth" policy had resulted in unusually heavy losses in Shantung, where Japanese owned properties valued at 1.000.000,000 yen (about $290,000,0001. He charged the Chinese were carrying out "a sweeping policy ot looting and destroying" Japanese properties, from which "none seemingly are escaping. Tlie Japanese-dominated provisional government at Peiping already was making plans to extend its control over Shantung as fast us' Japanese forces advance. Towns Recaptured Two Japanese-held towns were recaptured in a counter-offensive in (Jhekiang province, Chinese said. Chinese sail! a squadron of their planes attacked Japanese warcraft in the Yangtze river above Wnhli "scoring several direct hits." They iilso reported Chinese hombers destroyed two Japanese Iroop trains. (In London, Great Britain refused to submit to an attempt by Japan to close the Yangtze river to neutral shipping). * Jersey Checks Cars for Safety A. state inspector is shown checking the headlights of a car at an inspection station, one of the 28 throughout New Jersey, where compulsory inspection ol motor vehicles is in effect. Car owners are given seven daj's to correct faults in their autos, and are liable to possible fine or imprisonment if the faults are not remedied. THIS CHECK MADE MR. TRUITT GASP Bridgeville, Del., Jan. 12 (#•)— W. B. Truitt expected a check from a New York State firm for some Christmas holly... It came, drawn on a New York City bank for $9,000,015. Truitt's bill was for $15. He wrote the Bender, advising him of the "slight error," but asked if he could keep the check as a souvenir. "I like to hear my friends gasp," he explained. SMITHSBURG MAN NAMED PRESIDENT G. William Gardenhour Elected Head of Fruit Growers Suspects Held by Federal Officers in Slaying Probe Louisville, Ky., Jan. 12 (7P)—Or- ville C.. Dewey, chief of the Louisville office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, announced today that two men suspected in the Gnthrie, Ky., mail robbery and postal messenger slaying Jan. 5 were in custody at Houston, Texas. They nrfi Alva Dewey Hunt, 38, and Hugh Gant, 3G, both listed among the FBI's ten most-sought fugitives, Dewey said. ' At FBI headquarters in Washington itw?.s announced that the two were wanted also in connection with bank robberies in Florida and Alabama. The bandits at (inthrie took ?25,000 In cash in , a mail bag after killing Arthur Minims, Negro postal messenger, and wounding police chief, C. N. Sberrod. The same bandits were blnmr-d by Tennessee authorities for the slaying of Ruby Kviins noar Nashvills shortlv after the Gulhrlo robbery. Bodies Are Found in Boarding House New York, Jail. 12 (/I')—An elderly woman and a 19-year-old maid wer.n found slain tonight, bound, gagged, and with their skulls smashed, in the woman's Ulmout, Long Island, hoarding house. The victims were Mrs. Lena While, M, and .loan Schulman, 19. They were discovered by boarders. Tlie woman's body was propped up In a chair In a nccond- floor bedroom. Tho girl's body lay on the bed In an adjacent bedroom. MEASURE SIGNED Washington, Jan. .12 </l')r—Presi- dent. Roosevelt signed today a bill prohibiting the making of photographs, sketches or maps ot Tltal *a4 nfwul*. Statement Being Drafted Tokyo. Jan. 12 (/Pi—Japan was reported today to have decided to recognize as the legitimate government of China the provisional regime established in Peiping under Ihe Japanese army's aegis. Forplgn observers said they believed this was the action taken (Continued on Page 10) ARTERIAL ROAD- IS CONSIDERED Baltimore. Jan. 13 UP)—Or. Homer K. Tabler, chairman of the State Roads Commission, said today the Commission is considering a north-south arterial highway through the State which would bypass all cities, even Baltimore. Tabler said the projected highway, which possibly would form a connecting link with similar highways ill other Slates, might branch off the new Philadelphia road, circle Baltimore to the east, and continue down through Southern Maryland. The admittedly nebulous plans call for the projected highway to bridge Iho Polomac. river, possibly in the vicinity of Dahlgren, Va. Icy highway conditions in various sections of the State brought orders to. State Roads highway crews to remain on call tonight, prepared to spread cinders over any dangerous sections. WOMAN FAINTS AS AUTO HORN TOOTS The loud horn of an automobile peep-peeped in the Public Square l.ial, midnight. l.ulla llninniaker, 25, of Winchester. Va., let mil. a scream "nil dropped to tlip, street in a faint. Patrolman .lack Brllcher, who licard the horn and the scream rushed to the scene and with the aid of a hotel guest carried the mi- conscious woman into tlie lobby of Hotel Alexander. A physician wns called and the woman ordered taken to Hie hospital. Slie was crossing file street with some friends when the horn blow her inlo unconsciousness. "DECLYNES~TO RUN Haltimore, Jan. 12 (/P)—The Sim said today that Miss Mary B. W. Rlnteau, tlrst woman member of the Tlouse of Delegates and first woman Senator In !.bo state, had declined an offer to run for the Democratic nomination as clerk of the Court of Appeals. The paper said she 'was offered (hn chance to run on a ticket, with Attorney - General Herbert R. O'Conor as tho gubernatorial can- dldalo, - Baltimore, Jan. J2, (/P).— Dr. T. In. Sj-mons, director of the 4-1-1 j Clubs In Maryland, told members 'today the primary problem of farm education is not (mining farm jyouth for farm tasks, but training those who will go to the cities for industrial work. ' "We must train about 40 per cent of our farm youth for city life," he said at the'annual slatu- [wide 4-11 meeting, "for lhat number j will ultimately go to Ihe city to live . . • There never was a better time for a man to go farming than rij'ht now." Other farm organizations are holding their animal conventions jointly here. Dr. F. B. Bomberger, president o,' the Baltimore Bank for Cooperatives, told the tobacco growers cooperative group that "A cooperative properlyconceived will solve many of Ihe farming problems of today." "When the farmers once comprehend the .scope of cooperation In all its power and influence," be continued, "they will recognize that the business of production and distribution and processing of their products ... is their business which they may and should . . . control, manage and direct." The Stale Horticultural Society elected G. William (,'ardenlioiir of Sinllhsburg, Mil., president to succeed Charles K. Bryun of Havre de Grace. Other officers elected, were; J. G. Harrison, Berlin, first vice- president; A. H. Noflinfeer, Coc.keys- ville, second vice-president; and A. F. Vierheller, College Park, reelected secretary-treasurer. 25 Pedestrians Killed in Month Baltimore, Jan. 12 (/P)—In Maryland counties Iraffic struck heavily at pedestrians during;' December, the Stale Police accident prevention bureau reported today. Twenly-five of the. 4fi county traffic deaths last, mouth involved persons walking along or crossing highways. Of the 315 motorists Involved In 195 accidents, only ,11 apparently had been drinking, the police statistics showed, while 281 appeared normal in every respect. Most crashes occurred on straight roads In dry, clear weather. Only two of the 810 automobiles Involved had mechanical defects, one wllli bud brakes, the other ivllh faulty lights. A total of 12B persons were Injured In the accldcnls. PLANES GROUNDED WashlngtonTjan. 12 (/P)—Fred D. Fagg, Jr., director of the Air Commerce Bnrnnit, ordered ground- IHK of all Lockheed planes, 14-11 series, ns a reaiill of the crash on Monday of a Northwest Airlines piano of that type near Rozeman, Morit. Ten men died In the accident, /i LEWIS REPLIES TO DUBINSKY ATTACK Labor Leaders Exchange Words over AFL-CIO Dispute New York, .Tun. 12 .(/)>>—John L. Lewis, head ot the CIO, and David PJubinsky, one of its most power- gul chieftains, exchanged wounding words today over Dnbinsky's renewed demand- that peace be made with the AFL,. • Dubinsky. head of the, International Ladies' Garmeii'. Workers Union, claiming a membership of 250.000, had insisted publicly upon a reopening of negotiations with the Federation, blaming CIO leaders for previous failures to make truce. Lewis, here for -, guarded conference with Vice-President Thomas L. Moses of V.. S. Steel, replied to the suggestion with the remark that Dnhinsky "seems to be giving an imitation of Eliza crossing the ice and looking backward like Lot's wife." "I think he ought to finally decide whether he is flesh or fowl or good red herring." Dubinsky responded with a written manifesto saying the "laboring masses"-- were "hungering" for peace and that "Mr. Lewis' wisecracking notwithstanding," they would not "be denied snch peace for long." "May I suggest to Mr. Lewis, who is I be acknowledged leader of the progressive labor forces, not to attempt to dispose of matters of such vital concern as labor peace and understanding in the flippant manner he does," said Onbinsky. "Mr. Lewis' reaction to our steady and consistent, demand for peace in the labor movement is that this is 'lookin 0 " backward.' I decidedly disagree wil'n him. Peace and accord in organized labor, in my humble opinion, is looking forward and not backward. "* * • 1 furthermore venture to say that, without distinction to group or formation, the laboring masses of America arc hungering and praying for peace and it is my belief. Mr. Lewis' wisecracking notwithstanding,- that, they will not be denied such peace for Ions." Dubinsky's statement made it clear he would continue to insist upon an early settlement of CIO- AFL differences, and placed him in a position of leadership among the CIO moderators. lie said, however, there was no. intention to take the garment workers union out of the CIO. Some CIO leaders, be asserted in the first of his two current demands for peace, had misrepresented the peace proposals offered by the AFL. "No one man," hi added, "has a mortgage on the labor movement." He "also attacked what he termed Communistic influencB in tho CIO.' WRECKAGE OF GIANT AIRPLANE IS FOUND; SEVEN FLIERS DEAD Somoan Clipper Plunged into Pacific in Flames, Naval Searchers Find—Copt. Musick and Six Associates Lose Lives Pago Pago, Samoa, Jan. 12 ((P)— The 21-ton Samoan Clipper plunged into the Pacific in flames carrying Capt. Edwin C. Musick, world flying ace, and six associates to death, its floating wreckage indicated today to a navy searching ship. President Juan T. Trippe of Pan American Airways said in Washington, D. C., that all seven fliers were known dead. Trippe said fire developed as the great plane was dumping its gasoline in an attempt to make an even-keel landing near Pago Pago. , The disaster, first in the history of Pan American s, nearly three years of trans-Pacific flying, put at least a temporary end to operation of the recently inaugurated line between the United States and New Zealand. It also marked the third major American airplane_ crash in a week and the loss of two top ranking American aviators. . The navy minesweeper Avocet found the Samoan Clipper Wreckage 14 miles northwest of here in an oil slick—a telltale floating patch of lubricating oil on the ocean surface. A motor launch began picking up the fragments. ,,,,,' "Identification satisfactory," the Avocet reported to the naval radio station here. Tlie fragments were floating at (he place where Samoans yesterday sighted a sinister column of smoke rising above the ocean. It supported tlie theory ot observers that .the plane was within a few miles of its regular landing place when tragedy struck. Musick was known as one of the most methodical and conservative fliers ever to negotiate an ocean, with more than 1,000,000 miles of sea ' flying to his credit and never a serious accident. 7-Te had Just taken the Samoan Clipper out of Pago Pago harbor yes- lerday for an 1,806-mile non-stop flight to Auckland, N. Z., southern terminus ot the new route he inaugurated at the turn of the year. About 38 minutes after the takeoff Musick: reported an oil leak in one of the plane's four motors.' He stopped that motor, set the brake on its propeller and turned back toward Pago Pago. There was 50"- pomids' of express hut no mail aboard. "At this point," said a Pan PROBE IS STARTED OF WIFESWAPPING Testimony in Double Divorce Suit Heads for Grand Jury Salem, Mass., Jan. 12 (JP)— "Wife ! swapping" testimony in a double divorce case tonight appeared headed for the Essex county grand jury aa a district attorney awaited completion of hearings before Judge Edward B. O'Brien. Mrs. Raymond S. Lee, a pretty brunette principal in the case, whose petition for divorce on the ground of Infidelity was uncontested, branded as "a pack ot lies" tlie marital exchange testimony of her husband. i Lee, a chauffeur, testified at the divorce trial there had been a "friendly arrangement by which we I swapped wives," between himself and Calvin M. Watson, Topsfield tree surgeon. Watson is suing his wife, in the double action. Judge O'Brien, yesterday, on the opening day of the trial, recessed the court after hearing Lee's testimony of "wife swapping," asked Lee to realize the seriousness of his words and ordered a stenoa, I rapher to hear the rest, of the case i and record testimony for presentation to the district attorney for probable grand jury action. Judge O'Brien today kept Mrs. Lee on the witness stand for more than two hours, frequently interrupting attorneys to question her himself. Called to the stand by her attor- ncy, William II. McSweeney, Mrs. Lee categorically denied the testimony of her husband that they and 'the Watsons had "agreed to split, up and go -with each other;" that, she had had improper relations with Watson; that she had receiv- •d a telegram from Watson signed "Forever yours," and that she had ever introduced Watson as her hua- band, while on a trip in Maine last summer. American statement, "a preliminary quantity of fuel was released through the emergency dump valve provided for this purpose (to lighten the plane's load for landing). "In this message the captain indicated that the situation was entirely normal, stating that he planned to land back at the base at approximately 8:30 (3:30 P. M. Tuesday, EST) ' • ' Contact Maintained "Although constant contact was maintained through an exchange of routine signals, no further messages -were dispatched (.immediately) indicating that everything was in normal order. "Shortly after 8 o'clock the ship was reported over Apia harbor (74 miles west of Pago Pago) which is in the direction from which a normal approach for landing in Pago Pago * * * would be made. "The aircraft was never at any time more than 75 miles distant from Pago Pago and its farthest point when it turned.back was approximately 50 miles from port. "Thereafter the cruise off the coast of the island was undertaken for the purpose of making its fuel load lighter before returning * • « for a landing * ' *. "An uninterrupted chain of radio check signals followed the message from Apia until 8:27', when the Clipper signed off, reporting that it was dumping excess gasoline preparatory to landing at Pago Pago, which then was approximately six minutes ahead of the aircraft." Apia residents saw the ill-fated plane passing over their city at 7:55 A. M., heading toward Pago Pago. Failure of the plane to report FRENCH WILL BUILD 2 NEW BATTLESHIPS Paris, Jan. 12, (ff). —France projected two' 42,000-ton battleships today to match the rising might of Fascist Italy's aeapower. These giant warships, exceeded In size among the world's listed fighting vessels only by Great Britain's -12,1000-ton battle cruiser Hood, would be. France's direct answer to (lie authorized construction of two new Italian battleships. Premier Benlto Mussolini announced Jan. 7, that Italy would build two 35,000-ion battleships as Fascism's latest move In the Franco-Italian race' for naval supremacy, particularly In the Mediterranean. (Franco previously had laid down two SS.OOO-lon battleships aa ."replies" to Italy's two 35,000-ton wsrshlps, Inld down In 193* »nd liwt auminor.) (Continued on Page 10) CHILDREN BURNED TO DEATH IN FIRE MecliBnisville, Md., Jan. 12 (£>)— Three Negro children were hurned tn today in a fire which destroyed a tenant house on the farm ; Amos Rollins near Dentville. Arthur Day, father of the children, a. carpenter, was at work In I,a Plata when the fire broke out and the mother, Ollie Day, was working in Rollins' home, an eighth of a mile from the tenant house. Flames had virtually destroyed the tenant house, hidden from the Rollins' home by a bank ot earth, before the fire was discovered. JUNIORS TO MEET Newly elected officers will bo In: stalled at tho regular meeting of tho Junior Fire Company tonight, beginning at 7.: 30 o'clock. A full attendance Is desired. ACCUSED^ OF LARCENY Kugeno nnrnhnrt, 21, 800 block I.anvnln street, was nrrosted lust night by Western Maryland Railway police on charge* of larceny ot coal, He will be given ,» hearing («B morning, ..,,..„. ( Cohill Is Chosen Committee Head J. Andrew Cohill, of Hancock, was yesterday selected as chairman o£ the Federal Commodity Purchasing Committee for the State of Maryland at a meeting ot fruit growers heM in Winchester, Va. The committee will immediately start the buying ot apples from cold storage unde" the Federal Commodity Purchasing division. Other members of the committee tor Maryland include E. C. McFadden and Milton D. Moore, Hagerstown. States represented were: Alary- land, Virginia, West .Virginia and Pennsylvania. A committee was selected for each state. ' TRUSTS CANDIDATES, BUT CUTTING DECK Baltimore, Jan. Hi (/P).—MM. Marie Bauernschmldt, politically and socially prominent here, told the Engineers Club today »he trniU "all the (gubernatorial) candidate!, bul I'm cutting the deck." She said the candldaWl—thr«« Democrats and one R*pMhIlc«n *•*» announced — should itop |ol«g around the state "to oyitor rMitt, christenings and w«ddln|i . . , Those who aspire to oWcd o««ht to be able to take, two w««ki «f «• get good nights ileep and writ* o«t their plani for m««tlrii tflt lot. "

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