The Daily Mail from Hagerstown, Maryland on August 1, 1939 · Page 4
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The Daily Mail from Hagerstown, Maryland · Page 4

Hagerstown, Maryland
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Tuesday, August 1, 1939
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TWO THE DAILY MAIL, HAGERSTOWN, MD., TUESDAY, AUGUST 1, 1939. WO BANDITS ARE WOUNDED One Train Robber Is Captured; Mail Clerk Proves Himself A Hero 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 bis 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 his 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 Boothman, 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 entered the combination mail-baggage car, intent upon taking a $56,000 bundle of currency consigned to the army's technical air school at Kantoul. One' of them, wielding a pistol butt, knocked Mail Clerk Guy O'Hern to the floor. He "as 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, Booth,man opened fire with a revolve*. IT > 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 Higlnvay 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. Held In Dope Inquiry YOU'LL. DO surprised at the 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. Removal Sale Now Going On at ZACKS' TUNE IN MANEECK . Tues^Wed. The House of Blue White Diamonds <Jfl \V. Washington St. BUY YOUR —FROM— CUSHWAS' Phone 2200 and get THE BEST Pat J.' Panza (above), was ar- sted along with two race track exercise boys in New York as in- •estigators 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 sained by contracts involv* ing quints' names. Mercury Up To 92 And Down To 44 During Month. The most unusual thing about :he 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 ;he total rainfall was. 3.54 which s 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 days, one cloudy day, eight thunderstorms. Weather Observer Oswald pointed out that July this year was not as hot as last year or the year be- 'ore. 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 3.84; number of rains, 16; traces 4; two clear days, 2S partly cloudy days, 11 thunder- torms. Weather Observer Miller at Keedysville, while unable * - announce his monthly survey until Tuesday, stated that the total pre- ipitation for the month was 4.85, against an average of 3.61. Miller reported that the mercury limbed to S7 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. 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 would be charged with assault on his wife and assault and battery on Lashley. Lashley was shot in the back but not seriously wounded. 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 today for shipment to Akron, Ohio, where it will be placed on display for a week, awaiting the arrival of Lewis Spessard, winner of the J second annual event held here re- j cently. 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 cHampion to be on hand not later than rfaturday morning and if possible Friday night, August llth 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 On Display Prior to crating the local champion's racer for it's trip to Akron it will bs 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. BALLOON LANDS IN LONDON YARD LONDON,. Aug. 1 (£>).—London'* 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. Commission Will Plan Celebration WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 (/P).—The House Monday approved and sent to the White House a resolution to establish a commission to plan for the government's participation in 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 appropriation of $5,000 for Federal par ticipation costs. Catches Largest Bass Of Season GAS IS THE FUEL of Tomorrow as Evidenced by the Use of OVER 2500 GAS APPLIANCES AT THE NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR Hagcrstown Gas Co. Telephone 1010 George Zeigler, Security, leads all sportsmen who have entered big bass in contest being conducted by Semler's Sport Shop, with the four pound, 11 ounce big mouth which he caught las; Saturday at Big Pool. Zeigler used a chub in landing his fish. The ninner-up in {.he contest for July wa.-i Guy Lerner, of Hancock, with a small mouth bass? which weighed three pound?, H ounces. Zeigler'? fish is the largest reported caught in this section so far this senson. A Lot of Air Has Gone Over Army's Wings Since It Bought First Plane 30 Years Ago 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 with two machine-guns, carries oxy gen apparatus for high altitudes and is said to do better than 400 m.p.h. Clubs And Bricks Fly In Cleveland Riot CLARK GABLE GRABS YOUTH Screen Star Disarms Polish Boy Who Invaded Home For Money. Van Nys, Calif., Aug. 1 (/p).— 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. I hope he gets off without too much trouble." Gable was alone at his ranch home when the episode occurred, 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 into his room. When he saw a 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. In a riot featured by club swinging, brick toss iug and volleys of tear gas, more than 30 persons were injured at Cleveland when a crowd of C.T.O. United Automobile Workers and sympathizers massed at the gates of the Fisher Body plant. Police used a fire hose in an attempt to disperse the crowd, estimated by officers at 5,000 to 6,000 per sous. This picture was made while the melee was raging. C T^IT HT^F^ A T^T* ELEBRATE 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 nnnouncod yesterday by Clifford Smith, committee chair- mnn. Programs will he held each cve- nins up to an including Sunday evening. August 6, when a religious program will be presented. All 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. S:]5 o'clock, from a specially constructed stage on the field. This operetta was pi-cseiited last June in the school and proved a success. Students compose the cast. Friday night will he known as Anniversary Night while one of the features of Saturday's program, will be a street parade beginning at 5:20 o'clock. Them will also be an old-fashioned riding tournament on Saturday beginning early in the afternoon on the grounds, with sr«d in <-ash prizes offered. Those in charge are Howard Burton, John Flook. William Leatherman and C. W. Knkle. The Rev. Fred B. Wyand, of Cumberland, will speak at. the religious service on Sr. 'day evening at S o'clock. He was born and reared in the Keedysville section. About TOO invitations to former residents have been sent out by the and quite a large Argentina Claims Polar Regions 120° 110* 100* 90° 80° 70' 60" 50* ANTARCTICA Argentina's claims to a portion map. with the southernmost tip of . United States, basing its claims on ing Admiral Richard E. Byrd and a. of Antarctica are shaded In this Argentina indicated in black, Til* discovery and occupation, is send- 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 mid other bands furnishing music. RECRUITING CAMPAIGN (Copyright, 1939, by th« McClura Newspaper Syndicate) SHANGHAI, Aug. 1.—A Japanese army spokesman asserted last night Generalissimo Chiang Kai- Shek had begun a recruiting campaign in Japanese-occupied areas of China and in the international settlement and French concession in Shanghai. Tuesday, August 1, 1939 Adverse aspects strongly rule today, according to astrology. It is a day threatening to many plans and especially ill omened for* dealings with workers. Under this planetary government there may be mental depression and general indifference. Weather londitions 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 lor 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 may be unfavorable to shipping. Foreign trade problems will assume new phases, but exports are likely to increase next month. Palestine continues under evil portents. Arab uprisings and acts of violence may be widespread this month. British policies may bo changed, but not greatly improved from the point of view of settlers or longtime residents. Women are subject to a rule of the stars that benefits those who pursue domestic activities. This month is fortunate for adherents to old time standards of limitation in feminine pursuits. Persons whose birthdate it is have the augury of a year of benefit and good fortune, 1 hough the young may encounter opposition to their ambitious plans. Children born on this day may bo exceedingly clever, but adverse to self-discipline. These subjects of Leo may be restless and unreliable. Some natives of the Philippine Islands salute one another at meeting by bending one knee so as to raise the foot in the air. EYE GLASSES ON CREDIT AT KAY'S 40 West. Washington Street You have a date this week-end at VIRGINIA BEACH ALL-EXPENSE WEEK-END $ !3 40 and up Via the Chesapeake Line All !he fun of a cruiso on a luxury liner—plus two beautiful days r.nd A night at Virginia Beach! You can leave Baltimore either Friday or Saturday evening- st 6:30 P. M.—be back early Monday or Tuesday morning! $13.40 includes your transportation (stateroom extra) and all your meals on tho steamer; room and meals for two days and one nighf at a Virginia Beach hotel, ?nd bus from steamer to hotel and back. Lots of fun aboard ship on the romantic ChesapenVw Bay—music, dancing and fun in the cocktail lounge! Call Scuth 1310 for full details. AUTOS—ony sire —$4 each way STEAMSHIP COMPANY 1ALTIMORI * P!IR 19, LIGHT ST. Phone; SOuth 13TO TVcfcef O£/r«: 5 * Sf. PeufSt. PEOPLE ORDERED OFF THE STREETS South Barre, Mass., Aug. 1 (/P).— Steel helmeted 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 Barro Wool Combing Company. More, than 280 workers at the plant, where a strike has been in progress, still were within the buildings an hour after their usual quitting time. Observers said that whilo police wore rapidly thinning out the crowd, windows in the mill were broken by bricks and there were sporadic fist fights. Save the Middleman's Profit $15.00 (O. P. O.) CRANE'S CLOTHES "Factory to You" 29 South Strict Indian "Rain Dance." Gets Quick Results Ft. Washakie. 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. CLIPPER ARRIVES BALTIMORE, Aug. 1.—The American Clipper arrived here after ;i leisurely flight from San Francisco via New Orleans to enter Pan American's trans-Atlantic service. Arrival 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 (he smaller Bermuda Clipper. BIGGER-BETTER SALE Women's SHOES EARLES Dept. Store 71 >Ve*t Washington Street $ 1 See us first when you need your USED CAR AUTO EXCHANGE HAGERSTOWN 934 S. Potomac St. Phone 1133 Second National Bank The Oldest Bank in Hagcrstown PALM BEACH SUITS MUSKY & EVANS 59 West Washington Street For Perspiration, Body Odor, Food Odor, Try RU-CO 25c Rudy's Rcxa " Pharmacy Hotel Hamilton Corner CONSULT US For complete details of available fire protection. R. M. Hays & Bros., Inc. Meilink Safes or CLEANER FASTER CHEAPER Ask for Proof nt Your ELECTRIC rlange Dealer 188 Pieces of Mahogany Reproductions Consislinc of Ilrdroout. T.ivinc Room nml Dininc Kooni I'iorcs ON OISIM.AY SHOCKEY FURNITURE CO. RICHMOND $2.50 ONE WAY SAIUNG WON., WED., FRl., 6 P. M. RADIOS REPAIRED HAGERSTOWN INDUSTRIAL SAVINGS & LOAN CO. Thomas Building Phones 250-2416 Ai! .\;:JK< ' • ;:•!>!'• f'l'i' 1 "- '• MONTGOM - r . V '.VAi^D & CO. LOANS Automobiles — Collateral — Endorsements General Financing — Investments LOANS to Salaried People at Rates You can afford. K. Coffmnn f). Enrl

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