The Daily Mail from Hagerstown, Maryland on August 1, 1939 · Page 2
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Hagerstown, Maryland
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Tuesday, August 1, 1939
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it .3? "" . -V ' ' TWO MD., TWO BANDITS ARE WOUNDED One Train Robber Is Captured; Mail Clerk Proves Himself A Hero Held In Dope Inquiry -CHAMPAIGN, 111., Aug. 1.—Railway mail clerks stopped two train robbers from seizing a $56,000 army payroll yesterday and succeeded in capturing one of the bandits after breaking his leg with a well aimed "bullet. His companion escaped in an auto "believed driven by a confederate. One of the robbers was shot and broke Ma leg before he was captured. His companion was believed to have been wounded but he escaped in an automobile driven by a confederate. A mail clerk was felled by one of the raiders who pounded him on the head with a pistol butt. State highway police immediately formed a road blockade in east central Illinois in an effort to intercept the fugitive and his chauffeur. Earl Eoothman, railroad mail clerk who played an heroic role in the gun fight, gave this account of the wild west foray: The bandits, both, clad in. overalls, boarded the "blinds" of Local 31, a four-car passenger train of the Illinois Central railroad bound from Chicago to Champaign, at Onarga, 111. As the train pulled out, they enter ed the combination mail-hag- gage car, intent upon taking a §56,000 bundle of currency consigned to the army's technical air school at Rantoul. One of them, wielding a pistol butt, knocked Mail Clerk Guy O'Hern to the floor. He .vas stunned but rose and crawled over the coal tender and advised Engineer J. J. Malloy to "give her the gun." As the train, gained speed, Boothman opened fire with a revolver, Tl- > robbers returned several wild shots. John Gearson, a baggage clerk, pistol-in hand, joined in the combat. The bandits leaped to the ground as the train entered Del Ray, three miles down the line. One of them —who, officials said later, carried a driver's license issued to John F. Waldon of Chicago—toppled over. His head had been grazed, his right leg pierced by a bullet and also fractured. His henchman ran to Highway 45, paralleling the tracks. He staggered twice but regained his foot- Ing and climbed into a dark sedan driven by an accomplice. His un certain gait led the train crew to believe he also had been wounded. s _,\; -.- Pat J.' Panza (above), was arrested along with two race track exercise boys in New York as investigators announced they were on the trail of a gambling syndicate which doped or attempted to dope horses at Belmont and Aqueduct tracks. Panza is a singing waiter. SUIT—Dr. Allan Dafoe (above) has been sued by Oliva Dionne, asking that doctor reimburse quints' estate for revenue grained by contracts involving quints' names. YOLT.L1- ne surprised at tue values which are offered daily in the classified ads. Budgets Buy More .More beans by weight in a can of Hurff's. That means more helpings—more satisfied appetites— more for your money. And you'll be delighted with the quality. JULY WEATHER UP AND DOWN Mercury Up To 92 And Down To 44 During Month. The most unusual thing about the weather this July at Chewsville, according to Weather Observer D. Paul Oswald, was the low mark of 44, July 16, which was very near an all time record. The survey for July showed that the total rainfall was 3.54 which is slightly below normal. This compared with a very light rainfall of only. 1-69 for the month of July, 1937. The high temperature marks for July were reached on the Sth and 25th, when the mercury went to 91 degrees. Other data for the month as follows: number of rains, 11; traces of rain 7; four clear days, 26 partly cloudy clays, one cloudy day, eight thunderstorms. Weather Observer Oswald pointed out that July this year was not as hot as last year or the year before. The mercury shot up to 103 degrees on July 6, 1936. Record for July 193S: high 92 on 17th; low was 4S on 5th; total precipitation 3.S4; number of rains. days, 2S thunder- DERBY RACER ON DISPLAY Winning Soap Box Will Then Be Shipped For Akron Race. Finishing touches were being put on the Hearld-Mail-Elks Soap Box Derby champion racer yester- j day. Plans will be completed to- j day for shipment to Akron, Ohio, < where it will be placed on display j for a week, awaiting the arrival I of Lewis Spessard, winner of the second annual event held here recently. _ The racer has been painted in the Maryland State colors and is certain to attract wide attention in the Ohio civ. Rules and regulations call for the Hagertsown cnampion to be on hand not later than Saturday morning and if possible Friday night, August Hth in order that he may take part in the safety trials which are required of every driver in the All-American finals. The racers wi - be inspected upon their arrival, weighed in and tagged if any needed repairs or changes are noted by the technical committee composed of General Motor mechanics. Car O n Display Prior to crating the local champion's racer for it's trip to Akron it will be placed on display in the window of the Hoffman-Chevrolet Company's window, West Washington street for at least three days. Interest in next year's event is tops right now and so far eighteen youngsters have signed their pledge cards and are registered for the third annual Herald-Mail-Elks Soap Box Derby. The list follows: Roy Robertson, 13, 42 S. Cannon avenue; Richard Beckley, 10, 217 East Antietam st; Dewey Breeden, 12, 65 1-2 West Franklin st.; Leonard Stevens, 10, 147 East Franklin st.; Junior Hill, 13, 129 West Franklin st; James Smith, 11, 617 Guilford avenue; Ferman Smith, 10 , 617 Guilford avenue; Kirby Seal, 12, 55 Madison avenue; Edward Seal, 12, 63 Elizabeth st; Arthur Suter, 10, 127 East Antietam st; Burton Hoffman, 10, 235 South Potomac st. Jess Hurd, 10, 456 Park Place; Norman Frock. 13, 38 Charles st; D. Britti, 10, 55 Elizabeth st; Robert Allen.. 14, 100 Elizabeth st and Layman Randall, 64 Elizabeth st. Charles W. Hoffman of the Hoffman-Chevrolet Company announced last night that orders have been placed for more helmets and boys entering for the 1940 event will be given one of these racing helmets. Registration blanks are available at the Hoffman-Chevrolet Company's office. A Lot of Air Has Gone Over Army's Wings Since It Bought First Plane 30 Years Ago a CLARK GABLE On August 2, 1909, the army. bought from Orville and Wilbur Wright the flying machine pictured above. That was the beginning of U. S. and world military aviation. Now the army has more than 2,OuO fighting aircraft and building of 3,500 more has been authorized. The 1909 ship took off with two passengers, hit 42 m.p.h.. set a world endurance record of one hour, 12 minutes. The new army pursuit ship at left, Curtiss P-40, equipped Screen Star Disarms Polish Boy Who Invaded Home For Money. Van Nys, Calif., Aug. 1 (£>}.— Clark Gable, hero of many a brush with movie villains, modestly reported to police Monday he captured and disarmed a youthful intruder who confronted him with one of his own antique pistols and demanded money. "I am sorry it happened," Gable said after turning over to officers iS-year-old William J. Broski, a Polish transient "He's only a boy who got off on the wrong foot, hope he gets off without too much trouble." Gable was alone at his ranch . home when the episode occurred, J j his wife, Carole Lombard, having gone to a studio at 7 A. M. He said he had come in from the yard where he was working and went RECRUITING CAMPAIGN SHANGHAI, Aug. 1.—A Japan- se army spokesman asserted last night Generalissimo Chiang Kai- Shek had begun a recruiting campaign in Japanese-occupied areas of China and in th e international settlement and French concession in Shanghai. BIGGER-BETTER with two machine-guns, carries oxy- into his room. When he saw en apparatus for high altitudes and is said to do better than 400 m.p.h. Clubs And Bricks Fly In Cleveland Riot closet door move, he wheeled and commanded: "Come out of there!" The youth emerged, pointing a pistol taken from the actor's collection in another room. He then grabbed Broski by both, wrists, knocked him to the floor and put his knee on his chest. He got a good grip on the prowler and telephoned police. "I asked him what he wanted," Gable later said, "and he told me, 'money.' " "I said 'That's a hell of a way to get it.' " Broski was booked at a suburban police station on suspicion of burglary. Detective Lieut. Chester Welch said he had asked the psychopathic detail to investigate. (Copyright, 1939, by th« McClure Newspaper Syndicate) drink you ever tasted Rich in food value. 1939 BALLOON LANDS IN LONDON YARD LONDON,. Aug. 1 (£»).—London's balloon barrage backfired Monday with a loud <( pouff" when one of the huge sausages deflated and dropped into a suburban backyard and another was destroyed by lightning. The housewife behind whose home the one balloon dropped endeared herself to all lovers of understatement by remarking: "I was quite surprised to see a balloon in my backyard." Nine of the captive balloons, which are attached to cables and ring the city as a trap for raiding aircraft in case of war, have been destroyed by lightning and other causes since the idea first was put into operation. in a riot featured bv club swinging, brick tossing and volleys of tear gas, more than 30 persons "were inluved at Cleveland when a crowd of C.T.O. United Automobile Workers and sympathizers massed at tS gates of the Fisher Body plant Police used a fire hose an an attempt to, disperse the crowd, estimated by officers at 5,000 to G,000 persons. This picture was made whUe the melee was raging. n Lommission Will Removal Sale Now Going On at ZACKS' 16; traces 4; two clear days, 2S partly cloudy days, 11 storms. Weather Observer Miller Keedysville, while unable at an- TUNE IN /jjatfia-TniAa. NANBECK The House of Blue White Diamonds nounce his monthly survey until Tuesday, stated that the total precipitation for the month was 4.So, against an average of 3.61. Miller reported that the mercury climbed to 87 for the high mark on Monday, with a low of 62 and sundown reading of 7S. Oswald reported Monday's high as 85, low 62 and sundown 77, with a trace of rainfall. BUY YOUR COAL Assault Hearing This Afternoon Charged with assault as the outgrowth of a shooting affray in Hancock Sunday morning in which George B. Lashley, 39, was wounded George McKinley Diehl, 43. will be tried this afternoon at 3 o'clock before Magistrate J. Preston Bowles. Deputy Leister Isanogle said Diehl w'ould be charged with assault on his wife and assault and battery on Lashley. Lashley was shot in the back but not seriously wounded. Plan Celebration WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 (£>).—The House Monday approved and sent to the White House a resolution to establish a commission to plan for the government's participation a celebration at Fort McHcnry, Baltimore. commemorating on Sept. 14 the 125th anniversary of the writing of the Star Spangled Banner. The commission will be composed of the President, the Vice President, the Speaker of the House, both Senators from Maryland, three other Senators to be named by the Vice President, members of the House from Maryland, three other House members to be named by the speaker, the Governor of Maryland, the Mayor of Baltimore and three others to be named by the President. The bill provides for an appro priation of $5,000 for Federal par ticipation costs. Fifth Annual Homecoming To Start Tomorrow; Parade Saturday. The fifth annual Keedysville Homecoming will open in the town on Wednesday evening, August 2, it was announced yesterday by Clifford Smith, committee chairman. Programs will be held each evening up to an including Sunday evening. August 6, when a religious program will be presented. \\}\ of the events will take place on the homecoming grounds which is a large and partly shaded field belonging to C. B. Taylor. Wednesday night will be known as fun and frolrc night. An operetta will be presented on Thursday evening at 8:15 o'clock, from a specially constructed stage on the field. This operetta was presentee last June in the school and prove a success. Students compose the cast. Friday night will be kuowi is Anniversary Night while one o -FROM CUSHWAS' Phone 2200 and get THE BEST Catches Largest Bass Of Season he features of Saturday's pro will be a street parade begin at o'clock. There wil ilso be an old-fashioned riding tournament on Saturday beginning early in the afternoon on th grounds, with ?."0 in cash prize ottered. Those in charge ar Howard Burton, John Flook. Wi liam Leatherman and C. W. Eakle The Rev. Fred B. Wyand. o Cumberland, will speak at the religious service on Sr -day evening at S o'clock. He was born and Argentina Claims Polar Regions Argentina's claims to a portion of Antarctica are shaded in this map, with the southernmost, tip of Argentina indicated in Mack. T> Unifd States, basing its claims on discovery and occupation, is sending Admiral Richard E. Byrd and a party to the south polar regions. number are expected to attend the homecoming. Some of those invited live 2.000 miles from Keedysville. There will be a band concert each evening with the Keedysville ami other bands furnishing music. PEOPLE ORDERED OFF THE STREETS reared in the Kecdysvillo soft ion. I Some natives of the Philippine Islands salute one another at meet- About TOO invitations to former residents have been sent out by the committee and quite a largo ing by bending one knee so as to raise the foot in the air. You VI GAS IS THE FUEL of Tomorrow as Evidenced by the Use of OVER 2500 GAS APPLIANCES AT THE NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR Hagerstown Gas Co. Telephone 1010 George Zeigler, Security, leads all sportsmen who have entered big bass in contest being conducted bv Semler's Sport Shop, with the i four pound, 11 ounce big mouth i which he caught las'. Saturday at Bis Pool. Zeigler used a chub in landing his fish. The runner-up in the contest for July was Guy Lerner, or Hancock, with a small mouth bass which weighed three pound?. 14 j ounces. Zeigler's fish is the largest j reported caught in this section so far this season. Via the f-J autiful leav :ing at .esday EYE GLASSES ON CREDIT AT KAY'S 40 West Washington Street have a date this week-end at RGINIA BEACH ALL-EXPENSE HQ4Q ill yo •o d< •nd fun ;uth WEEK-END the Chesapeake Line ... of a cruise on a luxury linor—plus two days end a night at Virginia Beach! You Baltimore either Friday or Saturday 6:30 P. M.—be back early Monday or morningl •Tudes your transportation (stateroom extra) IT meals on tho stearccr: room and meals ivs and one night flt a Virginia Beach bus from steamer to hotel and back, aboard ship on the romantic ChesapeaV* :, dancing and iun in the cocktail lounge! 1310 lor full dotails. South Barre, Mass., Aug. 1 (/P)-— Steel helmetcd police ordered everyone- off the streets of this town last night as they broke up fist fights and attempted to disperse a-throng estimated at more than 700 whom, observers said, had surrounded the plant, of the Bnrrc Wool Combing Company. More than 2SO workers at the plant, where a strike has been in progress, still were within the buildings an hour after their usual quit tins lime. Observers said that, while police \voro rapidly thinning out the crowd, windows in the mill were broken by bricks nnd there were sporadic fist fights. Tuesday, August 1 Adverse aspects strongly rule today, according to astrology. It is a day threatening to many plans and especially ill omened fot v dealings with workers. Under this planetary government there may be mental depression and general indifference. Weather conditions may be unfavorable. Although there is promise of good news for the nation, pessimism is likely to affect some industries. The seers counsel wise use of money and opportunity through the remainder of the year. For those who sign contracts today there is a promising sign. It is auspicious for autumn activities in many branches of business. Concentration and conservation of capital is advised for persons of average means. There is a forbidding sign for initiative, but promise for those who pursue routine work that has been well established or carefully tested The first half of the month mny be unfavorable to shipping- Foreign trade problems will assume new phases, but exports are likely to increase next mouth. Palestine continues under evil portents. Arab uprisings and acts of violence may be widespread this month. British policies may be changed, but not greatly improved from the point of view of settlers or longtime residents. Women are subject to a rule of the stars benefits those who pursue domestic activities. This month is fortunate for adherents to old time standards of limitation in feminine pursuits. Persons whose birthdute it is have the augury of a year of benefit and good fortune, though the young may encounter opposition to their ambitious plans. Children born on this day may be exceedingly clever, but adverse to self-discipline. These subjects _ of Leo may be restless and unre- , liable. j Indian "Rain Dance" Gets Quick Results Ft.. Wushakio. Wyo., Aug. 1 (/P)— The Arapahoe "rain dance" brought results sooner than expected. Showers which dampened crops and pasture lands and decreased the forest fire Hazard in western Wyoming drenched Indian marathon dancers Sunday 2-1 hours before their three-day non-stop ceremonial "rain dance" was scheduled to end. $ 1 SALE Women's SHOES EARLES Dept. Store 7-1 \Vcst Washington Street See us first when you need your USED CAR AUTO EXCHANGE HAGERSTOWN 934 S. Potomac St. Phone 1133 Second National The Oldest Bank in Hagerstown PALM BEACH SUITS MUSEY & EVANS 59 West Washington Street For Perspiration, Body Odor, Food Odor, Try RU-CO 25c Rudy's Rcxa " Pharmacy Hotel Hamilton Corner CLIPPER ARRIVES BALTIMORE, Aug. 1.—Tho American Clipper arrived here after a leisurely flight from San Francisco via. New Orleans to enter Pan American's trans-Atlantic service. .\rrivai of the huge Boeing crowded hangar space and the American Clipper was moored in the river tonight Three other huge Clippers are in the hangar, nestling near the smaller Bermuda Clipper. CONSULT US For complete details of available fire protection. R. M. Hays & Bros., Inc. Meilink Safes CLEANER FASTER CHEAPER Ask for Proof nt Your ELECTRIC Range Dealer R T88 Pieces of Mahogany eproductions Consistiiic <>f Kodrooin. T.ivinc Room nn<l Oinlnc 'tooin I'lecr* ON niSI'I-AY SHOCKEY FURNITURE CO. AUTOS—ony sizo — $4 each way STEAMSHIP COMPANY r P!I* 19, LIGHT ST. 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