The Daily Mail from Hagerstown, Maryland on August 4, 1939 · Page 1
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DAY BY DAY were one of those disappointed because you did not get a Fresh Air child contact the committee now at 104 for the 1940 group. WEATHER Partly cloudy and slightly cooler tonight; fair with moderate temperature tomorrow. V/M VUL.. PufclUh«d dtlljr (**««pt »und*y) by th« Mail Publishing C». Entered M MC«B«-claM matUr at th« Ha»eratown Poitofflc.. HAGERSTOWN, MD., FRIDAY, AUGUST 4, 1939. SINGLE COPIES, 3 CENTS FARM CREDIT FUND IS RESTORED Gets Alimony FIRMER STAND AGAINST JAPS IS INDICATED Only Critical European Situation Prevented It Already, Says Chamberlain Mrs. Marie Teruoir, 22 (above) •won. $12.50 a week temporary alimony in a Chicago court after her lawyer told the judge that her husband, Anthony, "always was praying," and "as soon as he reached the 'amen' he would quickly rise and sock Mrs. Ternoir on the jaw." But Then Parley May Be Only Diplomatic Feint. ROME, Aug. •! (/Pj—Japan's ambassadors to Italy and Germany weighed "closer adherence" to the Rome-Berlin axis today in a conference variously interpreted as a step toward a military alliance or only a diplomatic feint. The ambassadors to Rome and Berlin. Toshiro Shiratori and Lieut- Gen. Hiroshi Oshima, respectively, accompanied by their military attaches and counsellors, were at Villa d'tfste, near Lake Como. A statement that they were considering "eventual closer adherence of Tolryo to the two axis powers" was attributed to Shiratori by Premier Musolini's Milan newspaper, 11 Popolo d'ltalia. The meeting will continue until the end of the week, it was reliably reported Usually informed Italians thought the talks might well be 1he pre liminary step toward negotiations with Italy and Germany (o broaden the three powers' present ties 1o combat international commumsn into an arms pact such as exists be twccn Italy and Germany. Forced To Act TOKYO. Aug. -1 (/P)-~-la-pan is be Ing forced toward nil outright, mili tary alliance with Germany am Italy because of United State* abrogation of her Japanese trade treaty and British resistance 01 the North China currency question a high government ofiicial said to dav. GAS BLAST INJURES MAN\ LONDON, Aug. -I. (flP).—Score were injured today. 12 seriousl enough to be kept in hospitals when a gas explosion attributed t a short-circuited tire-alarm bo tore through the roof of a buildiu near St. Paul's Cathedral. A number of plain windows o the south side of the famous ca dral were broken, but stained glas windows escaped damage. The explosion occurred in a building boing demolished. One explanation was that a water main burst, crushing a gas main and undermining the building. The structure collapsed, a lire alarm was short-circuited and escaping gas ignited. Workmen wore flung -0 foot from girders of the building :>nd police combed tho ruins for any possibly trapped. Britain May Send War Fleet To Far East LONDON, Aug. 4, (/P).—Prime Minister Chamberlain declared to- ay in a discussion of Britisu-Japa- ese difficulties that Britain might nd it necessary to send a fleet to he Far East "in certain circum- tances." "I do not say this as a threat, but nly as a warning," declared the 'rime Minister. He also indicated Britain would ave taken a much firmer stand gainst Japan from the start if it ad not been for the critical Euro- >ean situation. Speaking in foreign affairs de- ate in the House of Commons. Chamberlain said: "Sometimes I hear members say. \?vl$ don't you do the same as Unit- d States does.' It is hardly neces- >ary for me to point to the fttnda- neutal difference between the Unit>d States and its isolation from Eu- ope and this country. "Even in the presence of those nsults and injuries which have )een inflicted upon British people n China by the Japanese we must emcmber there are limits to what ve can do at this time to help our leople there. Jap Fleet Superior "At the present moment we have lot got in the Far East a fleet superior to that of the Japanese. \Ve have such a fleet here. In cer- ain circumstances we might find it accessary to send a fleet out there." (Britain normally maintains in "ar Eastern waters only her China quadron, which includes no capital ships and would be no match for (Continued on Page 12) Bombs Damage 2 Consulates Jap Bombs Damage The French, German Buildings At Chungking. CHUNGKING, Aug. 4, (/P).—The French and German consulates were damaged'early today as Japanese warplancs raided the city. Demolition bombs exploded ir the compounds of the two consu lates, shattering windows and splat tering ceilings with fragments. Ten Chinese were killed in the foreign area. They had left the strictly Chinese quarter of the cit> for supposed safety under the S\vas tika and Tricolor. The United States embassy wat not harmed, but the residence o F. Tillman Durdiu of Fort Worth Texas, a correspondent of the New York Times, was ruined by boml concussion. Other residential buildings in th area, were destroyed by (ires startec by the bombs. The flames wer brought under control after da} break. Casualties throughout the cit were not heavy, probably under 30 as the raiders concentrated thei attention upon the suburbs. On Japanese bomber was shot down. BRIDGE MIGHT OPEN FRONTIER WEATHER O. JS. W father Bureau Maryland: Partly cloudy and slightly cooler tonight with showers on the coast; Saturday fair with moderate temperature. Chesapeake Bay: Partly cloudy and slightly roolor tonight; Saturday partly cloudy to clear with mod- prflto toinporaturo; prntlo to mod- prat^ southerly winds shifting to northwest Saturday. "She Ruined Me" MOTHER, S PLUNGE FROM Fred P. Branson, former chief ustice of the Oklahoma supreme ourt, testified in Oklahoma City hat Madeline Branson, his former stenographer, "brought about my uin, financially and otherwise." The 47-year-old brunette is suing Branson for validation of their al- eged marriage and $500 a month eparate alimony. The court ordered Branson to pay her $250 a month and ruled she is his legal vife. WILL WATCH PRIMARIES Kentucky Voting First Since Passage Of Hatch Bill. LOUISVILLE,. Ky., Aug. 4 (IP).— Kentucky's Democratic and Repub- ican primaries Saturday will be .he nation's first since the Hatch aw, prohibiting most federal em- ployes from participating in elections, became operative. Charles D. Arnett, one ot four Democrats seeking gubernatorial lomination, has asked Attorney General Frank Murphy for "protection 1 ' under the new law charging ie is illegally harrassed by "use of :he WPA." 1-1 o also requested the State Attorney General to "see to it" that State employes "do not violate the spirit of the law." Observers generally concede that the Democratic fight is between John Young Brown, openly sup ported by Senate Majority Leadei Alben Barkley. and Lieutenant Governor Keen Johnson, backed by the administration forces of Governoi A. B. "Happy" Chandler. Ulysses G. Foster of Harlan county is the fourth candidate. There also are • four Republicai candidates for Governor, John Sher man Cooper. King Swope, G. Ton Hawkins and L. 1. Smith. The lat ter is the Mayor of Harlan. The race, however, observers say, ap pears to be between Cooper am Swopc. FRKK CITY OF DANZIG, Aug. (/p)—Danzig authorities announce today that a pontoon bridge whlc \v mid provide the only bridge coi nection over the Vistula river lie tween the Free City of Danzig and ! Gorman Kast Prussia was completed and ready for installation. (Announcement of the new bridge follows a. threat on Tuesday by Danzig Nazi leaders to ignore the established frontiers after a revival of the "herring and margarine war" between Poland and Danzig. (The' Polish press today discussed the posibility that Danzig Nazis were preparing forcibly to open the frontier between the Free City and Hast. Prussia—n stop in the direction of incorporation of Danzig in the Reich.1 The bridge has not yet boon put in place and authorities said they wore not certain when It would be Company Launches Housing Projec BALTIMORE, Aug. 4. (#).—Glen L. Martin, airplane manufacturer announced today work had begu on an ?S.OOO,000 privately finance low-cost housing development nea his plant, at Middle River. Martin said the 540-acre wate front, development would be ope not only to his own employes hi also to "other families of moderate incomes. The development will be known as Stansbury Manor and operated by the Stansbury Estates. Inc., with Martin as president. The Glenn L. .Martin Company owns all the stock. Construction already has begun on 1S4 home units at a cost of $000,000, Members Of Once Wealthy Czech Family Had Met With Misfortune CHICAGO, Aug. 4 (IP)— A mid- le-aged mother and her two young ons — members of a wealthy Chechoslovakian family whose for- ttne disappeared in the Nazi ab- orption of their homeland—plung- d to death last night from the 13th .oor of the Congress Hotel. The three bodies struck almost imultaneously on the sidewalk of Michigan avenue. They landed near several stragglers from the ate evening crowds. A taxi driver shouted in horror and a park policeman, William Gonoude. standing some 300 feet .way, came running. The woman vas dead, when he arrived. They bought the little boys might still je alive and rushed their broken jodies, clad in sun suits, to a hospital but they, too, were dead. The spectacular leap occurred xbout six hours after the woman iiad registered at the hotel at 5 p, m., as Mrs. Delia Frank of New \"ork city. Pictures found in a zipper bag in her room and other evidence enabled police investiga- ors to establish her real identity. She was Mrs. Karl Langer, 43, and the boys were her sons, Karl Tommy, 6, and Jan Michael, 4. The insband and father, a 46-year-old ormer textile manufacturer in Prague. Czechoslovakia, was found (Continued on Page 12) Chinese, Inspired By Japanese, Wreck British Export Offices Anti-British Violence Breaks Out Anew In Tientsin; Warning Letters Accuse British Of Interfer- ring With Japanese Conquest. Shooting Victim LAST MINUTE MOVE TO AID TIENTSIN, Aug. 4 (/p).—Anti- British violence broke out anew today when a mob of Chinese attacked offices of the British International Export corporation, smashed furniture and other equipment, and threw it into the Hai river. Britons said the attack was instigated by Japanese. British and Chinese employes of the corporation took refuge on the adjoining property of an American concern, the Texas Oil company. After destroying typewriters, calculators and other movable equipment in the British company's office, the. demonstrators climbed into trucks and drove away through Japanese-controlled territory. The attack occurred in the former Russian concession, across the river from the British concession which has been under Japanese blockade since June 14. Soon after the outbreak, Britons residing within the blockaded concession received threatening letters signed by "the Chinese Patriotic Youth association." They were warned to quit Tient- sin altogether since "'the anti- British movement may develop into direct action which the Chinese government will not be able to control." Accusing Britons of interfering with Japan's conquest of China, the letters "advised" recipients to follow the example of Britons who have left Kaifeng, Tsinanfu, Paot- ingfu and other interior cities. Previous warnings have been largely to Chinese employes of British concerns and to some Britons residing outside the British concession. |Farm Bloc Battle For Fund Which President And Wallace Urging UNDERPASS TO START MONDAY City Completes Plans For Boulevard To Connect AVashington St. TWO HURT IN AUTO^RASH Local Couple Badly Cut About Face When Car Hits Pole. Walter K. Humrichonse, 3?, 500 >loek of Salem avenue, and Miss Audrey Arvin. 2fl. first b'-;c:k of West Side avenue, suffered severe cuts and bruises about the face at 1 o'clock this morning when the automobile driven by HumricV-;usc crashed into a telephone a short distance this side -" Williamsport. Deputy Sheriff Leister Isanogle was summoned to the scene and after an investigation charged Hmnrichouse with driving while intoxicated. He will be given a hearing sometime next week. Both "''imriel us and Miss Arvin were so badly cut about the face that both required stitches to close their wounds. The State Roads Commission today was notified by the contractor, Frank Corozza. Baltimore, that work .on the Elizabeth street underpass project, to cost $162.518. will be started Monday. *7/£. . Equipment is being moved in by the contractor and the Western Maryland Railroad is preparing to carry out its part of the project— the shoring up of its tracks at the point where the underpass will go- The city engineering department announced that plans have been completed for the two approaches and for the boulevard which will connect the underpass with West Washington street. The city recently purchased at public sale in front of the courthouse a property on West Washington street, which will be razed. The boulevard will intersect West AVashington street at this point. The underpass is one of the largest projects of its kind here and w give employment to a large number of men. When it is completed the Elizabeth street crossing of the railroad will be closed to traffic The underpass site is a short distance west of the Elizabeth street crossing. ANKLE SPRAINED Kurt Schneider, North Locust street, an elevator worker on the city hall project, was taken to the Washington County hospital this DIVORCE SUIT Glenn Sea lock, through Attorne> C. K. Hartle. filed suit in court to day for a divorce from Louise C Sealock. DOG DAYS OVER Dog Days came to an end yes , terday, according to Grul-or's Al morning with a badly sprained an-1 nianac . TI IC period started on Jub kle. 11. Injured By Ball Dropped From Air SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 4 (#>)— An attempt to set a new record for catching a baseball dropped from a great height cost Joe Sprinz, veteran catcher for the Pacific Coast League San Francisco Seals, a compound jaw fracture, the loss of eight teeth and ragged lacerations of both lips. At a celebration of Baseball Day at the Golden Gate Exposition yesterday, five baseballs were dropped SOO feet from a blimp cruising over Treasure Island. Four balls fell out of range. Sprinz circled under the fifth and held his glove up. The ball struck the glove with terrific force and the glove smashed against his face. He dropped to the ground in great pain and failed to hang onto the baseball. Sprinz will be out of baseball a month or more, and must undergo extensive treatment for the restoration of his mouth and jaws. It was estimated the ban was traveling 150 miles an hour as it came to "earth. ROAD OILING ABOUT DONE In a freak accident at a shoot- ng gallery the Rev. George W. King (above) of Kansas City was seriously wounded when a pistol aid down by another priest, his companion at the gallery, was discharged. WILL ERECT/ 3 SHELTERS Announce Plans For Three Trail-Side Lean-Tos In This County SPEEDER FINED BY MAGISTRATE Charged with exceeding 25 mile-s an hour through the Halfway section, Charles M., Brooklyn, Md., was tined $10 and costs ny Magistrate Harry K. Snyder. in city court this morning. Li mon was doing r>4 miles an hour Deputy Sheriff City Submits Proposed W. P. A. Program For Fiscal Year 1939 Contemplated Winter Projects Include Storm Water Drains And Sewer Lines; Some Of Program Already Approved. The city engineering department i cies. These latter include the sew- today filed with F. H. Springer, j ing room, Funkstown street. Camp area representative of the Work! Ritchie and Mangansville pike pro- Sixty-Eight Miles Of State And County Roads Here Oiled. The State Roads Commission will next complete its road oiling and chipping program in Washin ton County, which included 6S.J miles of state and county high ways. Next week's schedule calls for oiling and chipping on two sections of the National Highway west of here-, between Clearspring and Indian Springs, and from Hancock west; the Hassett and Krnstville roads, both of which are county roads. The Broadfording and Charlton Plans have been completed for three Adirondack-type trail-side shelters, which will be erected along the Appalachian Trail in Washington County, Harry W. Dengler, forester for the Soil Conservation Service announced today. The plans were prepared and approved by the Soil Conservation Service, the Maryland Department of Forestry, the Appalachian Trail Clubs of Hagerstown and Washington and the Mountain Club of Baltimore. Work will be started early in the winter. Each structure will be nine feet by sixteen feet and about eight feet high. They are to be of the log cabin style with one side open facing a stone fireplace. Each cabin will contain six hardware cloth bunks. Plans also call for the erection of a sanitary latrine. The sites have been selected near mountain springs which are to be developed by the various hiking^clubs. The shelters will cost.-"" -ie neighborhood of $200 cap"' The three sues selected include one on the Appalachian Trail near Pine Knob, east of where the National Highway crosses South (Continued on Page 12) WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 (£>) — A $119,000,000 farm fund was restored to the sessions last appropriation bill by a Senate sub-committee today in a renewed drive to adjourn Congress tomorrow night. The action came almost simul- aneously with endorsement by President Roosevelt of Secretary Wallace's insistence that the mon- . ey, for the Commodity Credit Corporation, be restored to the third deficiency bill, from which it was slashed by the House. Immediately the full appropriations committee was called to confirm th.3 sub-committee's action so the bill could be rushed to the Senate floor for debate this afternoon. Backs Wallace At his press conference the President said the Secretary of Agriculture was -r : ht in emphasi ing the need for $119,000,000 for the Federal loan agency. The controversy over the farm fund was the lone threat to adjournment Saturday night. Senate majority Leader Barkley said the leadership still hoped the plan to quit then would go through. He declared, however, there was a possibility that if controversy developed between the Senate and House over final form, of the deficiency bill, Congress nMght remain in session through Monday. Barkley said he planed a night session tonight to speed work on the deficiency measure. The Senate worked today -with nearly one-fourth of its membership absent. Attaches said that 22 Senators had left Washington, with more scheduled to go during the day. Since 17 of the absent Senators were Democrats, the administration's majority was sharply reduc- (Continued on Page 12) Many Expected At Celebration Jefferson Club Affair On Ritchie's Birthday. July Building Report Filed Twenty-Five Permits It- sued During Month For New Construction. Building operations in Hagerstown during July totaled in valna approximately $45,000! a slight increase over the value of operations during July, 1938, but less than half the value of operations during June, 1939. A total of 25 permits were issued during July, five of them for residences. The largest operation is that of Charles H. Hoffman ot the Hoffman Chevrolet Sales, who is building a $13,000 addition to the former Hull garage fronting on North Locust and East Washington streets. During the past week permits were issued for a total of $21,000 worth of new construction, including residences by W. Murray Bachtell on The Terrace; Layman i Sneckenberger at 1314 Hamilton Sponsors \ Boulevard, and Mrs. Ethel G. Powell, Frederick Road. j During June of this year permits i were issued for construction val- 1 ued at $92,820. will be done later. Five thousand persons are expected at the first annual celebration commemorating the birthday roads were oiled and chipped this ! of, the late Governor Albert C. week and the Maugansville road Ritchie, August 20. which is being planned by the JeftVrsonian Club of Frederick c-ntnty. A -large number of Washington county Democrats are making plans to attend. Among the speakers who have Ircady accepted invitations to at. tend are T. S. Senators Millard E. Two State Roads Commission Tydings and George L, Radcliffe, Governor Herbert R. O'Onor, Representatives William D. Byron and Two Road Projects Nearly Completed | airca projects in Washington County will be completed next week. They are the fill on the Sharpsburg pike, about a mile south of the Funkstown crossing, and the new floor on the Lappans road bridge over Projects Administration, Frederick, | jects. its proposed l!>30 program, part of j Projects which have been approv- whioh is already under way. Plans! ed and are either now in progress for the remainder, most of which ! or which will shortly be started in- are projects that, ran be continued j elude park projects at the Washing- through the winter, is in the course I ton County Museum of Fine Arts. , in . aco i oadin ~ in to the Poto- ; Treasurer Hooper Miles. Mr. Springer in- j and a triangular strip of land on the ' ' south side of the Hagerstown High School, municipal stadium and Lansdale Sasscer. Mayor Howard Jackson of "Baltimore. Attorney General Willkv C. Walsh, Comptroller Millard Tawes " State Thousands Of Jap Beetles Trapped There have been 434,086 Japanese beetles caught in traps in Hagerstown so far this summer, according to an announcement today by trap attendants. At "Weverton, in Washington county, there have been 26.0SO caught in traps. At Brunswick 4St>,900 beetles nave been caught. There were only 5,667 trapped in Frederick and 1S.S66 at Cumberland. MAN OF BRAVERY of preparation. formed the city that such a pros- poet us must be filed so that the W. P. A. could plan its program for the fiscal year beginning July 1. The projects now working and West Knd park, which are under way; a project at the municipal market and new street construction those contemplated would employ ! projects on Rose Hill and Kuhn approximately fiOf> 7nen, although this will be subject to quotas. avenues' First street, Kast 1' ^w- street, Corbet t mac Kdison Company hydro-electric plant, near Breatheds. THEY FOUND OUT i Political units from all Western : Maryland counties are expected to i be present, and take part in the Richmourt coun ty picnic—but wait ; day's program. It is planned to WARSAW. Va., Aug. 4, (/P).—Edward Garland's booming shout won wife-calling contest at the CHICAGO, , ,, , ; until he gets home. stage the celebration at the Fred-; The j U(I g e s-all women—awarded /:p) —-Won- crick fairgrounds. when hailed by Leister Isanogle. The Sheriff an-' are now 211 Hagerstown men om- nouneed some weeks ago that his I ployed on city-sponsored projects staff will be on the alert at all! and about a likf number living in times for speeders, particularly ! Haeerstown who are working on alor,£ Virginia avenue. ••ird street and Wil- lt was learned today that there | son Boulevard. This project is nearly completed. Other : -ojects h^re which are now in progress and which will continue for some months are the Marsh run wall. {Continued on Page 12) der if it's powder," mused John Pro- cheska, 10. and Frank Forrest, S, when they found a white substance in a bottle in a trash heap. They touched a match to some of it. Next they went to a hospital, y burned. Tt was powder. him the prize for liis call of: HURT ON ELEVATOR Jesse. M. Moore, of Williamsport, who was injured a week ago while working the elevator for tho VVil- liam Gower Company, is under ob- " Hey-y-y-y, Rattleaxe!" SLIGHT BLAZE Firemen were called to the Brandt Cabinet Works about 7:3C o'clock this morning to extinguish a serration at the Washington Coun- slight Maze in a dust tv Hospital. j machine. Damage was .-V 1

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