The Daily Mail from Hagerstown, Maryland on August 2, 1939 · Page 2
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The Daily Mail from Hagerstown, Maryland · Page 2

Hagerstown, Maryland
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Wednesday, August 2, 1939
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TWO •••bW^^MiH SANDYHOOK SPAN IS NEXT f- -— I,, Site For Tri-State Bridge Selected; Agreement Reached. < Start of a tri-state bridge and highway program drew nearer today, with, announcement by Maryland and Virginia authorities that an agreement had been reached for a bridge across the Potomac River at Sandy Hook in Washington county. - Ezra B. Whitman, chairman of the Maryland State Roads Commission said he and Henry G. Shirley chairman of the Virginia Roads Board understood that West Virginia had sufficient funds available to build its portion of the program, a bridge across the Shenandoah river neat Harpers Ferry. Both Maryland and Virginia have appropriated funds for the program, Whitman 8aid. The project provides -> v -t Maryland build the Sandy Hook bridge and its approaches on the Maryland Jside. Virginia would construct a •highway linking the span t - West Virginia road leading to the proposed Shenandoah river bridge: » Whitman said a survey party iwould stake the site of the Sandy Hook bridge today. The site was selected at a conference in Harpers Ferry attended by Whitman, Shirley, Nathan L. Smith, chief engineer for the Maryland Roads Commission and two members of the Federal Bureau of Public Roads. It represented a compromise choice. Maryland had sought a site further east but Virginia objected- because of the necessity of building a longer connecting road. Whitman said. He added Virginia also agreed to bear half the costs of repairing the old 'Brunswick bridge about four miles - east of Sandy Hook which was built almost a half century ago. THE DAILY MAIL, HAGERSTOWN, MD., WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2, 1939. Scene Of New Tension In Far East Trouble JAPAN THREATENS RETALIATORY 'AA/D ON SOVIET AIR BASE U.S.S.R. SOM&iNG BRINGS JAPANESE PROTEST BOMBED BYEIGHT SOVIET PLANES This map locates newest scenes of tension in the Far East in the dispute between Soviet Russia and Japan, which is causing anxiety in capitals of the world. Arrow points to site of alleged bombing by Soviet planes, which drew threats of retaliation from Japan, as well as other strong protests from the Nipponese authorities. SNOWSTORMS ARE REPORTED Army Fliers Also Encounter Temperatures Of 13 Below Zero. The repair- cost was estimated at $50,000. NEW YORK, Aug. 2 (£>).—Snowstorms swirled over Kansas and Pittsburgh Tuesday. Four Army fliers, racing along sn. miles above the earth, shivered in a temperature 13 .below zero, Fahrenheit, while earth-bound fol sweltered in the middle SO's. The Boston Chamber of Commerce has for some years had a special committee to take charge of city affairs in case an earthquake ever should shake it down. For the Pantry Emergency Shelf Hurff's Spaghetti-will come. to your rescue any time — for hungry child or unexpected guest. Seasoned .with a cheese And tomato 'sauce *hat is a revelation. And oh! so easy on thepocJferbook., Hurt* "We had on heavy coats, but it was still plenty cold," said Captain Leouarff Harman, co-pilot of the Army's new 22-ton (Boeing-39) "flying fortress," which landed at Floyd Bennett Field here after spanning the continent non-stop from Burbank, Calif., in 9 hours, 14 minutes, 30 seconds. "We were sitting up there in the sub-stratosphere, at about 33,000 feet over western Kansas and Pittsburgh, and the snowstorms were pretty fierce." The Weather Bureau reported that at the same time the "fortress" was passing overhead, the ground temperature in Kansas was about So degrees and in Pittsburgh about S3 degrees. Dr. James H. Kimball, principal Federal meteorologist here, explained why snowstorms in the sub- stratosphere never reach earth in the summer. "The lower air is so hot and dry the moisture is absorbed immediately. It would take huge quantities to last long enough to reach the ground," he said. HURFF SPAGHETTI For Perspiration, Body Odor, Food Odor, Try RU-CO 25c Rudy's Rexa " Pharmacy Hotel Hamilton Corner YOUR POULTS Deserve the Best. CONKEY'S Y. O. TURKEY DEVELOPER Grows Tlicm Out Faster. HOWARD'S K. Baltimore St. Phone 806 ; FENDER BENT BODY DENT ;: HUGHES MOTOR CO. 30 E. Baltimore St Ph. 2460 Diehl Acquitted In Assault Cases George McKinley Diehl, 43, of Hancock, was acquitted • of two charges of assault following a hearing before Magistrate J. Preston Bowles yesterday afternoon. Diehl was charged with assault in connection with a shooting early Sunday morning in which George B. Lashley, 39, of Hancock, was wounded. Diehl was also charged with assault on his wife. Lashley got a portion of a 12 gauge shotgun charge in his back as he opened the door or his home in response to a noise which he thought was a knock on the door. Investigating officers said the noise was caused by a stone which had been thrown on the porch. States Attorney Charles F. Wagaman announced last evening that he would take an appeal : the Diehl-Lashley case and would file it today. The case will come up for trial at the November term of Circuit Court, it was stated. Fledglings At The Controls With student fliers at the controls, these basic training planes from the U. S. Army Air Field at Randolph, Texas, the West Point of the , fly in a tight echelon formation during practice maneuvers inark- ng the thirtieth anniversary of the air corps' creation. Burgunder Reaches Prison TRIUMPHS OF UNDERDOG: BLUEJAY DIVISION Visit The New Wayside Furniture Mart 6 Miles West of Hagerstown NEAR GATEWAY INN PHONE 4088 F3 L. Keller Carver, Mgr. OFFICE EQUIPMENT Hagerstown Bookbinding & Printing Co. TELEPHONE 2000—2001 r BUY YOUR COA -FROM- I CUSHWAS' * Phone 2200 and get THE BEST ARKANSAS CITY. Kans., Aug. 1 (IP) —A bluejay, twittering noisily, hopped upward from branch to branch of a tree as a predatory cat sought to sink his claws into his feathers. Finally the bird had lured the cat to a high limb. The cat found himself out at the end of the limb and it bent downward with him. Suddenly a whole flock of blue- jays appeared and they attacked their enemy in a body; kept the cat up in the air three days. The Rev. Carlton Clark of Arkansas City, a witness, tells about the incident. SAYS SYSTEM IS EXTENDED Governor Replies To Letter Of State Employment Commissioner. ANNAPOLIS, Md., Aug. 2.—Gov. Herbert R. O'Cpnor declared that the records of his administration show the state merit system has been extended and enlarged and "every effort made to maintain th© system on the highest possible plane." The Governor's statement was made in connection with the letter written by Harry C. Jones, State Employment Commissioner, to William C. Walsh, attorney-general, in which the commissioner expressed "grave concern" at the "growing tendency to separate as many class-es as possible" from the operation of the merit system. "Noting the published account of the correspondence in which the State Employment Commissioner expressed concern over the merit system, I welcome the opportunity to set forth certain facts which are relevant to this discussion," the Governor said. "These facts ' clearly indicate that, since I have been Governor, the merit system has been strengthened appreciably and its scope extended. According to the records of the State Employment- Commissioner's office, nearly 600 people— 589 to be exact—have been added to the class protected by the merit system. "These state employees did not enjoy such protection prior to the time of the present administration. * * * I vetoed the bill which would have changed the present set-up and substituted a three-man board. If I had signed the bill, the present Employment Commissioner would not hold his position. "I vetoed the bill providing for appeal to court from the decision of the State Employment Commissioner in cases of dismissal or demotion of employes in the classified system. If I had signed the bill, the final authority of the State Employment Commissioner would have been appreciably diminished. "Legislation was passed setting up a salary standards board, extending the coverage of the classified system to employees of the unemployment compensation division and employment service and regulating leave with pay and providing for sick leave with pay. "Proponents of the merit system and advocates of the classified service from various parts of the state- have expressed themselves as highly pleased with the favorable attitude of the present administration toward the system. "At a meeting of the Maryland Classified Employees Association, President Robert A. Norris asserted that the organization had confidence in the- administration and that the proposals of that group had .received favorable support "The number of state employees, who are working diligently .in the public interest, as well as the gen- Slain In Gun Fight Police Chief George M. Dickey, 78, of Cynthiana, Ky., was shot and killed by Charles Allen, 70, retired farmer, when Dickey tried to investigate report that Allen had lured a girl into his barn. Allen then stood off an attacking army of hundreds in a three-hour gun battle, wounding eight. Baptist President The Rev. Dr. James H. Rushbrooke, of London, general secretary of the Baptist World Alliance since 1928, was elected president at the B.W.A. congress, in Atlanta, Ga. He succeeds the Rev. Dr. Geo. W. Truett, of Dallas, Texas. eral public, are entitled 'to know that efforts have been made successfully to strengthen the merit system and that there is no reason for concern over any impairment of the system." The Horoscope (Copyright 1939, by tht McClure Newspaper Syndicate) Remodeling Sale Now in Progress! — Tlic Original — Miller's Furniture Store 31 South Potomnc Street Robert Rurgunder, Jr., is shown with Warden Eugeno Shine (kit) as the convicted slayer of a Phoenix car salesman entered the main gate of Arizona prison in Phoenix, where he faces death in the lethal chamber. Burgunder was greeted to death row by Frank Connor, convicted negro killer, who painted cells of the condemned in anticipation of new arrival. PINESBURG LETTER REMEMBER August Clearance Sale Now Going On BENTZ & DUNN North Potomac Street "LUNCH ROOMS & TAVERNS' Get our Prices on "BUTTERED POPCORN'' By the Can (IT TASTES DIFFERENT) CAUFFMA.VS Cut Rate STORE 3JO J>*t Washfnirfon Street Pinesburg, July 31. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Staley and family moved into Their new home Thursday. Recent callers in the home were: Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Staley, Mrs. William Teach, Williamsport; Mrs. Lula Grove, Mrs. Mary Fowler. Misses Margaret Kirby, Margaret Reid. Volma Shank and Lorraine Grove. Mr. and Mrs. Isaac X. Grove and family spent Sunday afternoon with Mr. and Mrs. William Martin. Mr. and Mrs. Obern Orbnugh and son. Roy; Mrs. Emma Sweigert and Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Fmvler and daughter, Dolores, visited Mr. George K. Sweigort, Ridgoiy, \V. \':\. Mrs. Russell Bryan and children spent Friday in WiHiarnspon. Miss Betty and Ella Mao Tahlcr spent Thursday wuh Mrs. Pearl Hose and son. Mr. nnd Mrs. Henry Charkon and Mr. and Mrs. Richard Snyder and daughter visited Mr. and Mrs. Harry Snydi-r nnd family. St. Paul. Mr. and Mrs. Will Suffecool and children, .\\>w York, spent a week with Mr. and Mrs. Monroe Martin and son and Kmmert Martin. Mrs. Kdw;ird Bair and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Claude Carbaugh and Daniel Johnson visited Mrs. Bortha Johnson, Sahillasville. Sunday. Miss Klizebath Kees celebrated her ninth birthday Saturday, July 20. A (U-lieioiis dinner was served to tlu> following: Mary Hoffman, Patsy Bowman, F.Ila Mao Tabler. Katharine Bryan. Betty Bryan. Doloros l-VA-l.-y. Mr and Mrs. Dean Pott*. Mi-?. Ch;v!r? PoHs an;? son. XViili; :ii. .Mrs. \Viliiam Poffruber- ? A r. Mr. and Mrs. Alien Ke«s and Wedne*day, August 2, 1939 Good luck should attend many persons through this day which brings stimulating influences to the early morning hours. It is well to seek the counsel of. older persons before starting important work. "There is to be renewed respect for persons of experience. Statesmen long in public service will be often consulted, though their advice too seldom followed. There is a sign of promise for launching small business projects, though under this rule of the stars judgment may be unreliable. Emphasis is placed upon the importance of thrift though there will be large expenditures in recreation and travel, despite warnings of future needs. Evil portents are seen for Cuba where there may be grave political upheaval or even revolutionary movements of serious potentialities. The United States may be called upon to protect national interests. Women will benefit most by enjoying vacation amusements. This is not an auspicious time to engage in public affairs. Nevertheless, peace advocates should not relax effort The summer is likely to wane with many heartaches. Young men are subject to portents inducing caution and avoidance of responsibility. Persons whose birthdate. it is have the augury of a year that will be succesful and progressive. There may be provocation to resent imposition. Children born on this day probably will be sanguine, original and energetic. Many may have a tendency to be critical. Waynesboro Man Fatally Burned Daniel E. Hartman, 47, machinist employed by the Landis Tool Co., Waynesboro, Pa., died in the Waynesboro Hospital yesterday morning following burns he received in a fire in his rooming house, in the Odd Fellows Building, E. Main St. W. S. Ambrose, proprietor of the rooming house, said he was awakened by cries of fire from across the street at 4 o'clock yesterday morning. As he reached the second floor hallway he eaw Hartman run from his room with his night clothing afire. Coroner A. W. Thrush, following an investigation, declared an inquest unnecessary. Hartman, a widower, is survived by several children, three of whom are married. Damage caused by the blaze amounted to between $500 and $800. Firemen used two lines of hose on the blaze before it was extinguished. SCIENCE SPREADS IN KANSAS PRATT, Kas., Aug. 2 (/P)—Fish feeding, like cattle feeding, is to become scientific in Kansas. State Game Director Guy Josserand proposes to find a balanced diet for fish so that they may grow more rapidly, rather than leave the feeding problem entirely up to nature. "Nature unaided will not supply food in Kansas water as fast as fish will multiply when aided by scientific propagation at hatcheries," be said. "Little fish plus food equal big fish." BALTIMORE GRAIN, EGGS Baltimore, Aug. 1 (fi>) —Wheat: No. 2 red winter garlicky spot domestic, GO 1 /--. Eggs: 2140 cases; steady. Nearby ungraded whites, large size, 2224; few fancy higher; mediums, 18-20; mixed colors, 17-19. Butter: 1614 tubs. The Brazilian government is investigating the Tise of castor oil as a substitute for foreign lubricating oils. \1s-.t'!, iA,'// NOW AT YOUR GROCERS CLOTHING for men and women ... on EASY CREDIT TERMS PEOPLE'S 67 w Wash STORE Street Water Coolers O.McKEE SALE Women's SHOES EARLES Dept. Store Strert SEARCH MADE FOR BANDITS Gunmen Seize $9,900 Pay roll From Hospital Bookkeeper. BALTIMORE, Aug. 2 (£»).—Cit} and State police- sought here three negro gunmen who escaped with the $9,900 bi-monthly payroll o Sinai Hospital at noon in a heavily traveled street. The small leather satchel wa taken from Miss Rhea Nusbaum head bookkeeper of the hospital as she rode in a hospital automobile driven by Charles Zavodny. Zavoduy chased the bandit cai for three blocks from, the heavily traveled intersection of Broadway and Monument streets but was forced to stop his car to avoid striking a small boy who was pull ing a toy wagon across the street. The license on the negro's car was found to have been stolen. State police broadcast a description of the gray, small sedan, asking police in Virginia, District of Columbia, Delaware and Pennsylvania to be on the lookout. Miss Nusbaum said the two negroes who took the money from the car at gunpoint when it halted for traffic behind a bus, were about 20 years old. A third negro drove their automobile. Zavodny said the negroes tried to force his car to the curb in front of the Johns Hopkins Hospital entrance. A few blocks further, "1 had to stop behind a bus which was discharging passengers and the car drove up beside me," he added. With revolvers drawn, two negroes left their automobile, each taking an opposite side of the hospital car. One pointed a gun at Miss Nusbaum and demanded the money which was at her feet in the rear of the car. She handed it to him. Scores Injured In Bombay Disorders BOMBAY, India, Aug. 2.—The Bombay government last night imposed a 10 P. M. curfew for 14 days in au effort to curb further violence following today's riots in which 55 persons were injured in fighting over the new prohibition law. Moslems on a holiday parade stoned Hindu onlookers who, as followers of Mahatma Gandhi, have supported th© dry law, first to be imposed for any large community since the United States repealed prohibition. The Moslems, although abstainers by religion, were led by Parsees, who control most of tho city's liquor trade and fear that loss of city revenues will lead to higher taxes. The police stepped in with their batons, but when those proved ineffective before the mob they drew pistols and fired. Six persons were wounded by bullets; others nursed cuts and bruises from sticks and stones. said they believed the flames started from spontaneous combustion of wet hay. Joseph Kite, a workman on the farm, darted into the 120 by SO foot structure and saved one horse, a colt and a heifer. ENJOY QUICK COOL MEALS THIS SUMMER SERVE CORKHILL MEAT LOAVES CORKKAN, HILL & CO., Baltimore, MtJ. CLOTHING For the Entire Family R & G DEPT. STORE BED TRAYS & BACK RESTS HARRY S. MYERS 53 North Potomac Street THE BON TON Shop in Comfort THIRTY-ONE BIRTHS Every 24 hours during the month oE July a baby was born at the Washington County Hospital. Twenty-one girls and 10 boys lirought the total for the month to 31 as against only 22 in .luly. 1938. The total births at the hospital so far this year is 2G1 compared with 231 for the corresponding period in 103S. BARN DESTROYED WESTMINSTER, Mel.. Aug. 2 (Jp). Fire destroyed a huge barn, three horses and two mules on the farm of Halbert Poole Tuesday. Firemen Second National The Oldest Bank in Hagerstown PALM BEACH SUITS MUSEY & EVANS 59 West Washington Street CONSULT US For complete details of available fire protection. R. M. Hays & Bros., Inc. 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