The Daily Mail from Hagerstown, Maryland on August 4, 1939 · Page 2
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Hagerstown, Maryland
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Friday, August 4, 1939
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TWO THE DAILY MAIL, HAGERSTOWN, MD., FRIDAY, AUGUST 4, 1939. DISEASE WORK IS OUTLINED Health Department To Continue Efforts Toward Control Of Sickness A review of the past and plans for the- future are included in ft summary of activities of the Washington County Health Department made public yesterday by Dr. W. Ross Cameron, city and county health officer. Commenting on the concentration of communicable diseases during the past nine years, Dr. Cameron said it can be shown that infection like diphtheria, scarlet fever, typhoid fever, undulant fever, smallpox and others, which formerly occurred quite frequently, are now reduced to a minimum. "In the year ahead we plan to continue efforts to keep these diseases under control," Dr. Cameron said. Known typhoid carriers will be closely observed and new ones will be sought; the Dick test and immunization procedures will be used in the eradication of scarlet fever; the department will seek to immunize all very young children against diphtheria; in undulant fever, milk and cattle testing will be necessary ;- in smallpox, Dr. Cameron said, "it will be necessary to continue to enforce the vaccination law." To Extend Program The health officer said the department would extend its program o study attack and attempt to conroi those r"seases which heretofore have proven resistant or have not yet received the attention they merit. • The tuberculosis control program in Washington county during the past two years has been conducted on an elaborate scale, the report said. With the cooperation of the IT. S. Public Health Service, more than 10,000 X-ray examinations were made and more than 5.000 tuberculin tests were given in Washington county. As a result of this study, Dr. Cameron stated, "a number of cases were discovered and are receiving san- itorinpi care. In addition, the control program has been markedly improved." Another U. S. Public Health officer has been assigned to aid in continuation of the tuberculin work here. He will succeed. Dr. Thomas B. McKneeley, recently transferred to London. At intervals, over a period of two years, a study has been under way to determine the prevalence of heart disease among local school children, particularly in Antietam Street school. A IT. S. P. H. S. officer will reside in Hagerstown and devote his full time to this work. Records Accumulated Dr. Cameron reported that records of deaths and communicable diseases over a period of years had been accumulated which .he exepects to be of great value in the campaign here. Full cooperation of Hagerstown industries In the program to control pneumonia has been assured, Dr. Cameron said. Rapid strides have been made in the control of Gets High Post Henry F. Grady, vice-chairman of the Tariff Commission, was nominated by President Roosevelt for the post of assistant secretary of state to succeed Francis P. Sayre. Sayre recently was named 'high commissioner to the Philippines. this disease in recent years and with the assistance of the Medical Society, a large number of persons will be inoculated. The full time dental service will commence active operations on September 1. The dental clinic was made possible by a recent act of the State Legislature. The important and difficult task of eradicating venereal diseases is making progress, Dr. Cameron sain. "In cooperation with the State Department of Health, we plan to intensify our efforts to control the venereal diseases." In conclusion Dr. Cameron said "It seems apparent that we are looking forward to a period of increased usefulness." Health Report Is Made To Council Communicable diseases continued at a low ebb during July, Dr. W. Ross Cameron, city health officer, reported to the Mayor and Council. The total was 32 compared with 29 during the same period a year ago. They were itemized as follows : Diarrhoea and enteritis, 2; gon- orrhoea, 10; pneumonia, 2; scarlet fever, 2; syphilis, 8; tuberculosis, 2: whooping cough, 5, and meningitis, 1. Included in the activities of Claude C. Artz, food and dairy inspector, during July were the following: Dairy farms inspected, 50; milk plants inspected, 15; milk samples collected for testing, 38; cattle tested for Bangs disease, 30; food handling places inspected, 66; private premises inspected, 23: market inspections, 5, and complaints investigated, 20. SEVEN HURT IN COLLISION Truck And Auto Collide Near Bridgeport Thursday Night. Seven persons were injured, some more or less seriously, in the collision of an automobile and a light truck on the Cavetown pike about a mile east of Bridgeport last night about S o'clock. The injured: George Clifford Long, 34, 400 block Mitchell avenue, severe head lacerations. Mrs. Frances Long, his wife and an exepectant mother, minor cuts and bruises. •George Clifford Long, Jr., aged six years, broken leg. Ralph Long, aged five years, severe cuts about the head and legs. Jack L. Clopper. 19, Smithsburg, injury to jaw. Richard Longnecker, 19, Smithsburg, nose injury. Dorr>*hy Miller, 17, Cavetown, leg injuries and cuts about the head and body. The automobile operated by Clopper and occupied by Longnecker and Miss Miller, was "westbound and it struck the light truck operated by Long and occupied by his wife and two children as it emerged from a side road. An investigation was launched by County Investigator Wayne Sellman and Deputy Leister Isanogle. Clopper said the other machine was well out into the highway and he was unable to stop in time to avoid a collision. Both machines were badly damaged. All of the injured were taken to the Washington County Hospital. New Hospital For Veterans Planned WASHINGTON, Aug. 4.—Representative Van Zandt (R-Pa) said here he had been advised the Federal Board of Hospitalization had recommended new veterans' hospitals in Baltimore, Boston and Pennsylvania as part of a ten-year expansion program. The Baltimore hospital had been authorized but funds had not been provided, Van Zandt said. The former national commander of the Veterans of • Foreign Wars said he understood the board's report to President Roosevelt recommended a $30.000,000 program to provide 15,000 additional beds by construction of the new hospitals and enlargement of present facilities. ^SECURITIES SOLD Baltimore, Aug. 3 (#>).—Baltimore's municipal government made $1,025,623.43 today through the sale of two issues of securities. A snydicate headed by Lehman Brothers, of New York, bid $120.03 for each $100 of one lot of securities with a par value of $1,355,200. A group of concerns headed, by the Bankers Trust Company of New York was awarded the other lot, with a par value of $3,204,300, on a bid of $123.53 for each $100. Both issues bear interest at 3% per cent ACKS' 23 E. Washington St Next Door to Bus Terminal ENDS SOON Roiewood-and-beige Rosedust-and-wine Blue-and-royal Peach-and-rust Tan-and-brown Green-and-dark- green OUR LOWEST PRICE EVER I Chenille SPREADS Tufted in a Smart Two-Color Design on Colored Sheeting. $|.99 Regularly 3.69 N r ow the price Drops to a new Low—One of our best Selling Patterns — full Bed Size. Ju*t 200 Boxed Sets — 2 to a Box Maderia Style-Scalloped Pillow Cases Appenzel Embroidery — While they Last— 50c A Boxed Pair Curtains — tailored Cottage and Ruffled ... 78c Linen Table Cloth* 5 Sizes. Worth to 1.98 1 .00 Sateen Bed Spreads 1 Studio Couch Covers 3 matching Pillows .. 1 .98 Colorful Cretonne 36 inches. Value 19c. Now yd. Regular 3.98 Odd 1.69 Drapes pair . r s * I f 46 in. x 6 ft. Just 56 Congoleum bquares Border on 3 sides each 68c BIG BERTHAS' NOT BIG ENOUGH FOR NAZIS | SHOOT TO KILL !— With these mobile railway cannons reminiscent of Germany's wartime "Biff Berthas," Nazis have bolstered their defense program. German sources say the shell's "nearly as tall as a man, weighs 660 pounds." WEAPON CU ESSI NC—Shock absorbers to which the railway cars are anchored, thus steadying the eun when it fires, are but a few of the mechanical details perfected by Nazi? ** Experts believe the "Hi* Berthas" fired a 260-pound shell Topping Rift Reported . This picture-of Dan Topping,.- well-known society sportsman, and his screen star wife, Arlene Judge, was made during a visit to the New York's Fair a'short time ago. Now, according to reports, they have separated and are considering divorce proceedings. (C.P.) BIG POOL LETTER Big Pool, Aug. 2. Dedicatory services for the new St. Paul's Evangelical church will be held on Sunday, Aug. 20. The week following this service will be taken up by a series of sermons by former pastors and others. Choir practice will be held on Thursday evening at 7:30 in the Evangelical church. Rev. Banners, Hagerstown, will bring the morning sermon in the Evangelical church on Sunday, Aug. 6. Prof. Geo. A. Sites, former principal of deal-spring High School, has been ill and confined to his bed for the past two weeks. Tommy Lindsay, Hagerstown, is spending the week with his cousin, Lowell Murray. Mrs. Albert Wiley has been somewhat ill and under the doctor's care for the past week. Mr. and Mrs. Myron King, Washington, D. C., recently spent a few- days with Mrs. King's mother, Mrs. Clara Gerhart. Recent visitors in the home of Mrs. Edith Dick were: Mrs. E. H. Kirk, Cumberland; Mrs. Lulu Grove, Sharpsburg; Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Dick and son, Mr. and Mrs. Perry Dick and daughter, Mr. and j Mrs. Willard Higgins and family, Hagerstown; Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Dick and daughters, Edith and Pauline; Ralph McLucas, Funkstown, and Webster McLucas, Charlton. Potomac Valley Grange met on last Monday evening at Indian Springs Hall. In connection with the meeting. J. Albert Funkhousor gave an address on the weakness of the Townsend pension plan and W. F. Murray gave a talk on why government funds should not be used to build up party organizations. Chester B. Shank, local Grange lecturer, was appointed to attend the lecturers' convention of the Middle Atlantic States to be held at the University of Pennsylvania in August. Mrs. Mary Myers, who is visiting her daughter, Mrs. N. B. Spielman, taught the -Young People's class in the Evangelical Sunday school on Sunday morning and addressed the Christian Endeavor Society on Sunday evening. Mrs. Myers is a Christian worker of unusual repute and is a very inspiring and enthusiastic speaker. Miss Dorothy Farmer, who underwent an appendicitis operation at the Washington County Hospital, has returned to her home. Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Minor and son. Hagerstown, visited Mrs. Minor's father, Charles Gerhart, on Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Gerhart, Clearspring, were Sunday visitors with Mr. Gerhart's mother, Mrs. Clara Gerhart. Earl Moore, South Mountain, i visiting relatives in this community. Mrs. Senor Everett recently underwent an adenoid and tonsil operation. She has returned to her home and is improving nicely. Mrs. Gale Slayman and son, Donald, are staying in Baltimore for a few days at which time Donald wil' receive special treatment for his vision. While there they will visit with Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Repp. Rev. C. W. Fink, Middletown, has been spending some time in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Carbaugh, Indian Springs. Albert Mummart has moved from the Homer E. Murray house to Hagerstown. Mrs. J. D. Hart, one of our older citizens, has not been so well for the past few days. IMPROVEMENTS ARE MADE AT JAIL HERE If cleanliness and a neat paint job have anything to do with it, the Washington County Jail this year will climb back into the Grade "A" classification. The Board of County Commissioners furnished the materials and several trusties painted the jail from the floor to v . the ceiling in a neat color scheme of brown and white. A part of the exterior and the turnkey's room were included in the improvements. Last year the local institution slid back to Grade "B" after holding top rating with a few other jails in the State for several years. Business Boom Is Forecast By Hanes WASHINGTON, Aug. 4.—John \V. Hanes, acting chief of the Treasury and former Wall Street broker, told reporters here that he believed business was on the eve of "a big step forward." Undersecretary Hanes, in charge of the Treasury while Secretary Morgenthan is in Europe on a month's vacation, added at a pres conference that business conditions looked better by far than they did 30 TO 60 days ago. He said he based his prediction on an important advance on the piling up of forward orders at factories, the low state of merchandise inventories from wh could be filled, and the state of business." Mrs. Shives Named To Hancock Post President Roosevelt yesterday nominated Maude L. Shives to be postmaster at Hancock. Her nom- nation is expected to be confirmed by the Senate before adjournment. Among postmasters confirmed yesterday by the Senate were Nena M. Jamison at Walkersville, Frederick county and Irvin R.-Rudy at Oakland. Adopted Youth To Inherit Millions PITTSBURGH, Aug. 4.—A two- months-old adopted boy will carry on the name of Richard in the Mellon family and eventually become heir to one of America's biggest fortunes. The boy was adopted by Richard King Mellon, 40-year-old head of the far-flung Mellon enterprises in oil, aluminum and banking and his wife, the former Constance Prosser McCaulley. He has been named Richard Prosser Mellon. Mellon, a well-known sportsman and president of the- Mellon National Bank, declined to disclose details of the adoption or the names of the boy's parents. Author To Enter Race For Senate PARIS, Aug. 4.—Charles Francis Coe, American writer widely *s; known for his stories oC the gangster era, announced last night his candidacy for United States Senator from Florida. Coe, known as "Socker" to many American readers and radio listeners, said he would enter the primaries next May for the seat now held by Senator Charles 0. Andrews, Democrat. Gable Appears As Witness In Court VAN NUYS, Calif., Aug. 4 (#).— Clark Gable made a brief personal appearance before a small justice court audience Thursday as Willard J. Broski, 18, was held to answer a burglary charge. The film star, dressed in gray sports coat, light gray slacks and a polo shirt, told how he stepped from a shower in his north Hollywood home last Monday morning to see the youth disappear behind a closet door. "I yelled for the intruder to come out," Gable said. "As ' the door opened, I grappled with him. I noticed he had one of my antique guns sticking from his belt. 'To protect myself, 1 grabbed him, threw him to the floor and disarmed him. That's about all there was to it. I held him until the officers arrived." The defendant was ordered arraigned August 19. Auto Overturns; Operator Unhurt Miss Ha^el Pittman, 19, of Hancock, had a narrow escape from serious injury yesterday morning when her automobile overturned on the western pike near Hopewell after a tire blew out. Miss Pittman was west-bound when her car overturned on a bank. Trapped inside the machine, she was forced to wait until a group of Ohio tourists arrived on the scene, forced open a door and extricated her. Miss Pittman sustained only a few minor bruises but the machine was badly damaged. AMATEUR MARKSMEN MAKE THEMSELVES USEFUL LOUISVILLE, Ky., Aug. 4, (&}-— A. group of amateur marksmen is combining pleasure with utility. Their hunting ground is the old city clump, an area about three blocks square where rats have been breeding for years. About once a week, this group of rifle shots, usually a half-dozen or more businessmen, go to the dump. Armed with .22'a and flashlights, they take the range about dusk when the rats come out of their holes. The marksmen averaged nearly 150 rats a night. Second National Bank The Oldest Bank in Hagerstown Repeated by Popular Demand! LAST 2, DAYS BUY YOUR SECOND ALLSTATE TIRE $4 _ $5 For Only Don't Be Misled by Quotations of Big Discounts. See the Savings You Make at Sears! 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