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EIGHT THE DAILY MAIL, HAGERSTOWN, MD. r FRIDAY, AUGUSTA 1939, Lit8) Published «very evening except fetidly by Th* Mail Publish!** Com- §*ny. 25 Summit Avenue. Haters- town, Maryland. j. A. HAWKEM Editor national Advertising' Representatives: Burke, Kuipers & Alahoney, Inc. K»w York, 1203 Graybar Building: Chicago. 203 North Wabash Avenue; Atlanta, 1601 Rhodes-Haverty Buildfag: Dallas, 807 Southwestern Lifa Building-; Oklahoma City. 55S First Rational Building:. Address all communications to Th« Dally Mail Editorial, Business or Circulation Department, not to individuals. eluding Germany and Italy—would be called upon *o pay a large part of the- blood cost. Fine commentary on' the ability of the world to learn a lesson. ft. B. PHILLIPS,..General Manager • C. A P. Phone 104-105-106 Mim« numbers reach all departments .gember Audit Bureau of Circulation SUBSCRIPTION RATES (All Subscription Rates Payable in Advance) le Copy ae Month Tear (by carrier) ly Mail (Up to Fourth Zone), fourth. Fifth and Sixth Zones aventh and Eighth Zones ... .03 .55 6.0(1 6.09 S.50 9:50 Entered at the postoffice at Ha- •erstown at 2nd class matter Dec. KEMBGft OF THE ASSOCIATE!! PRBSS ' The Associated Press is exclusively entitled to the use of publication of all news dispatches credited to It or ijot otherwise credited ia tliis paper and also local news published therein. All rlrhta of publi- •fction of special dispatcher nereit Are also reserved. Crop Report A law for every lawyer seems to be the motto of Congress and the legislatures. If .their collective industry is not slowed down, v there is an even chance they will succeed however great the odds. Already the various legislatures hare added more than 12,000 laws to the books and the returns from Congress are not included. We have bills to regulate the •ize of clams and oysters in interstate travel, to open and close th.« season on raccoon coats, to hang tail lights on cows and to prevent falsification of rabbits' pedigrees. An astonished public cannot conceive there is anything or any one left to legislate about. But then, the public invariably underestimates the inventiveness of the men who write the laws for the courts to set aside. WORST ENEMIES Me-n's. worst foes, in spite of present war perils, are probably not their own kind but the tiny and even invisible creatures that destroy the means whereby men live. A current survey of this front shows the insects and germs busier than ever with their depredations. The boll weevil, for instance, a tiny worm half an inch long that came from Mexico, does as much damage every year as a great battle would do. Every boy who has lived in the country knows the damage done by the potato bug. It is the same with the most valuable flowers, trees and shrubs. San Jose scale, the pop beetle, the chestnut blight, the Japanese beetle, the Hessian fly, the Dutch elm blight, the recent eastern birch tree blight, and many others, continually and increasingly threaten our field and garden crops, our parks and forests. Then there are the disease germs affecting man and his domesticated animals and valuable wild life in general. There are the insects operating increasingly in the same manner. The mosquito alone might be debited with an annual human loss running into billions, in direct damages and in the property it makes untenable by man. This is true of life throughout the world. Man has developed powerful weapons to use against such foes, but whenever men start fighting each- other the insects and their allies take advantage of it and make new gains. THOSE "WAR BABIES" "War babies"—men born during fhe last year of the World War and Just afterward—are being conscripted in Great Britain for six months' service. During the course of the year, 200,000 of these young men •will undergo training. This represents a break with British tradition—that of relying on volunteer service during times of peace. It need not weaken what is known as British democracy, though fears of something like totalitarian regimentation have been voiced. The object of the British Govern- •cnt is to have the army, the navy and the air force at the highest possible strength during what they believe will be a "sticky" summer. Hitler's five consultant astrologers are said to have advised him that September will be his lucky month —good time for a "stroke." This may sound like screwy talk and no basis on which to risk precipitating a general war in Europe. Some people are saying that the British and the French should proclaim Hitler's freedom of action in the East and take the consequences. Among them is Sir Oswald Mosley, the leader o£ the British Fascists. But the fears of Europe obviously go deeper than star-reading. The British, French and Poles have taken the stand that totalitarian aggression must be stopped—that victories, at any rate, are no longer to be bloodless. British preparedness is progressing toward completion every day. The strength of French man-power—including colonials—is vrtil known. The Poles appear to be in a more determined mood than at any time since the advent of Hitler. la it possible that there is no one who can impress upon the German dictator the disaste- which he and his Italian colleague arc courting? They have thus far pretty well had their way wiih things. In the end they cannot win. Defeat is as sure m the stars in their courses. But they have it in their power to involve Europe in an even worse tragedy than the World War. The final defeat of the aggressors is certain. But the "war babies" now Twin* put into the service by Great Britain- li th« force* of other nations ,in NAMING THE BABIES Few parents would handicap their children, yet almost from their birth label them with names that may prove embarrassing later in life, or even retard the development of their personalities. Names often determine the ease with which friends are acquired and may also affect success or failure in life, says a Nebraska psychologist who has engaged in research in given names. Odd sounding names and those of ambiguous meanings -may definitely handicap a boy or man whose parents labelled the child throughout his entire life. For example, picture the embarrassing moments for a boy or man, whose parents labelled him with Reginald, Percy, Hector, Percival, Chauncy, Aloysius or Algernon. In naming girls parents would do well to avoid the "flower series," such as Pansy, Violet, Daisy, Blossom, Rose or Heliotrope. Reuben is too easily corrupted into Rube. Minnie easily becomes "Minnie the Moocher" or "Minnie the Mouse." Confusion of sex by teachers and others in dealing with such names as Cleo, Pearl, Cecil and Carroll often result in embarrassment to youngsters. Parents should be careful in choosing names as those that sound "cute" for the infant become "acute"' pains to grown-ups. Maybe It Will Be A Lesson To Him Man About Manhattan - By Gt9rt* Tucker NEW YORK, Aug. 4. Some Washington Daybook By Preston Grovei DUCKING, DODGING "In January the new-old Republican ship sailed," recalls the Dayton News. "Now the New Dealers were to meet their match. There was to be economy, sound money, a renewed sailing by the traditional stars. Three weeks ago one-third of the Grand Old Party in Congress voted for the Townsend plan, the chimerical. Before that most of them forced a farm relief appropriation a third of a billion larger than was desired by the President they had denounced for extravagance. Later, after cutting the- appropriations for the hungry unemployed, the heads of the Republican party formed a coalition to vote an increased subsidy to the silver bloc. "The old party which was to have led a straight, sound, steady, 'hijrh- principled' drive against the Democrats has been a party of ducking, dodging and dealing, whirling in circles, swinging in parabolas, as steady as a jigsaw, as dependable as a greased pig. Those people who wish for an anti-New B-7s! deck to walk safely upon find themselves reeling over a footing made slippery by reckless promises, bloc dickers and economy false pretense. Confusion worse confounded is offered where order was of all things most desired." WASHINGTON, Aug. 4.—In its program for organizing the building trades workers, C.I.O. is steering clear of any discussion of the annual wage scheme, which involves lower pay per hour but higher pay per year. "We haven't gone far enough along the road for that." said Denny Lewis, younger brother of John L. Lewis. John L. put Denny in charge of organizing the building trades workers along industrial lines. Now they are mostly under A.F.L., organized by trades. We went over to see Denny in his office in the national headquarters of the United Mine Workers. It used to be the exclusive University Club and still looks like it. The patrons are different, though. No University club with a full quo- to of ex-football players ever housed such big men. Labor leaders don't come in pocket sizes. They come in 200-pound jobs. Denny and Brother John are no exceptions. Both are big. Denny looks like John, with a large head and a larger head of hair. His face is not so rough cut as John's. We hadn't been in the building two minutes until we discovered dignity is being added to Denny. The staff calls him A. D. Lewis. Denny sounds a bit familiar, you must admit. Denny is a more genial sort than John L. He, laughs with you when he talks. He laughs occasionally into the telephone. When John smiles it is newsphoto worthy. * * * In Government Twice Denny cut about the same path for himself up through the labor movements as did John, starting in the Iowa coal mines at 16 and following the union trail upward. He stepped into government once in Illinois to head a state mining department and again in 1930 to hold a job in the Department of Labor under "Puddler" Jim Davis, staunch Hoover Republican, now senator from Pennsylvania. He became an assistant to Brother John by. for an office building close. We shouted questions. He shouted replies. Sometimes the trip-hammer would pause suddenly for a breather while one of our un- trirurned shouts roared along a corridor leading from his office. "Right out on that building," he said, waving a hand toward the trip-hammer, "eighteen A. F. L. building trades unions will be at work before it is completed. C.I.O. wants to organize them all into one union and end jurisdictional disputes." Theoretically, an A.F.L. concrete pourer can't sharpen a peg to plug a leak in a form. He must call a carpenter. If he does it himself without calling . a carpenter, the carpenters may raise a jurisdictional issue, and possible a strike. As Denny explained the C.LO. system, the concrete pourer could put in the peg but would have to insist ou the carpenter's rate of pny while he did it. * * * A Little Later But we were curious about C.I.O, views on this annual wage business. Many persons have held the idea that if building trades workers would accept an annual wage rate and do more wdrk per year at less hourly pay, they would contribute toward a building revival This is the idea: A carpenter gets $12 a 'day. But, labor statistics indicate, he works, on an average only enough to bring in $1,200 a year. That is about five month: work. If an employer would guaratitee him ten months work at ?S a day he would receive about $1,700. A F.L. has been suspicious that the main result of the scheme would be to cut wages to $S a day auc the yearly .guarantee would go up the chimney. Denny indicates C.I.O. feels about the same way on that. He said he would look a long time at the con tract and at the contractor before agreeing. "We may look into that,." he said "when we have gone farther along the road." mornings on Broadway just don't make sense, so confusing that you think perhaps the only thing to do is get off the Berserk Rialto and get some sleep. For instance the other morning in the office of Fred Waring, the leader of the lyrical dance band. It is not only his office, but also his home, the practice room for his musicians and the radio room from which he broadcasts. This particular morning I happened in with no particular motive other than to beg a cup of coffee out of the Waring kitchen which opens into his modernistic office. Well, I happened into something indeed. Waring was there chatting with Willie Hoppe, the billard champion, and Jim Moran, the man who found a needle in a haystack after a week's search on a Washington street corner. * * * Moran is also the man who sold advertising space on barber shop ceilings in Texas; sold an ice box to an Eskimo in Alaska; brought back some glacier ice and sold it to a Florida man for the cornerstone of an ice skating rink; hired a gang of near-sighted and farsighted men to storm Bunker Hill to see how far they could go before you could see the whites of their eyes. Moran recently had another plan, but that was stopped. He waiTted to exhibit a live whale m\ a pool at the World's Fair and sell a space for advertisements on the whale's back. Well, I walked in just in time to hear Waring quoting to Hoppe and Moran a couplet from Gilbert and Sullivan: "On a cloth untrue With a twisted cue And elliptical billiard balls." Now Waring, besides being a top- ranking musician and orchestra conductor, has always been regarded as a very sensible and sane man. But when he led us into his playroom he presented a sight which should have warned that he might be getting as slap happy as the waggish Moran. It was, Waring said, his own invention—a round billard table, it was as round as a silver dollar and there wasn't a pocket in it. Hopp, disbelieving Fred when he invited him to come over and play a match on a round billiard table, had brought along some square bil- lard balls made of rubber. They wouldn't roll, but they would bounce when prodded with a cue. So they played a wacky match, but who won I will never know. A trifle dazed, I dashed from, the room and wandered down Broaday counting my fingers. , Waring said that he is going to make a present of the table to Joe Cook, the comedian star. It should fit right in with Cook's sports program, for he is the man who luis that golf course designed to drive an orthodox golfer mad. Among other things it features a green shaped like a funnel so your ball will roll right into the hole and another green where you pntt your ball into the hole and when it falls inside it hits a spigot on a beer barrel and draws you a glass of beer. Incidentally, just before I hastily departed from the Waring studio, Moran informed me just what his next educational enterprise would be. He is going to turn a bull loose in a china shop. FOUR ARE FATALLY HURT IN ACCIDENT DOVER, Del., Aug. 4 (5 s ).—Four persons were killed Thursday in an automobile wreck south of Middletown, Del. The only survivor, Waldo Fehling, of Philadelphia, regained consciousness at a hospital, and niurmered: "A tire blew out." The victims were Raymond Dryden and his wife of Pocomoke City, Md., their son and Fehling's 15-year-old son, Waiter. THINGS OF THE SOIL By DAN VAN GORDER Qusstions of lawns, gardens, poultry, livestock, orcharding ;u... general farming are discussed in this department. Readers have here access to the information and advice furnished by our agricultural editor. Inquirie- on all phases of soils and crops will be answered by return mail. Address letters to The Mail Information Bureau. A r an Gorder Service, Inc.. Washington. D. C. Where War Simmers In Europe in 1033. While we talked, steam tripham- mer was driving foundation pil- JUST FOLKS By EDGAR A. GUEST U. S. S. R. RMANY R.UMANIA Foods Rich in Vitamin A Why is so much emphasis placed on Vitamin A in human diet in recent years? This question is frequently asked and the answers hold several important truths for housewives who wish to plan a supply of well-balanced foods for promoting and protecting the family's health through fall, winter and spring mouths. Vitamin A is known to reduce the dangers-of common colds through its stimulation of greater resistance of the respiratory trast against infection; it is necessary for normal growth; it aids in. building nerve vigor; it has recently been demonstrated as having a vital part in preventing certain eye weaknesses. To have a liberal supply of foods stored or to know inexpensive sources from which the family can obtain this important vitamin from early autumn until late spring becomes a foremost task in the home, if for not greater reason than to control better the dangers and discomforts common colds bring. In most lists of foods known to be rich in vitamin A are included: halibut liver oil, cod-liver oil, carrots, spinach, tomatoes, butter, egg yolk, whole milk, cream, liver, turnip tops and mustard greens. Among the fruits now recommended as "excellent" sources of this vitamin are: fresh apricots, dried apricots, mangos, dried peaches (if they are yellow), dried prunes, and fresh peaches if they are deeply yellow, as white-fleshed peaches are low in their content of this vitamin. Among the vigitables known to be rich in Vitamin A are: green asparagus, broccoli, carrots, collards, dandelion greens, endive, kale, green-leaved lettuce (bleached leaves of head lettuce being a poor source), mustard greens, green peas, green peppers, Krcen soybeans shelled, spinach, yellow- fleshed varieties of both summer and winter squashes, yellov sweet potatoes, tomatoes, turnip greens and watercress. Housewives ask, of course, about how most of these vitamin A fruits and vegetables can be planned and stored for all-winter use. Dried peaches are an inexpensive fruit, their vitamin A content being dependent almost wholly ou color. Only yellow varieties of tree-ripened peaches should be used for drying and only the yellow dried fruit should be purchased. Carrots can be easily stored in cool cellars or buried in outdoor pits for fall and winter use; likewise winter squashes may be easily stored in properly managed rooms for winter consumption. Again with squashes, a,s with peaches, attention is directed to the color. Only the yellow-fleshed squashes are satisfactory for furnishing a. liberal supply of vitamin A. The same advice applies to sweet potatoes. Of course, tomatoes can be easily stored for all-winter use by canning, while an occasional pur- chase of oranges may be mad-e to add variety to the family diet, the yellow-juice varieties being the ones rich in this vitamin. Kale, mustard and turnip greens may be grown even until long after killing frosts come, while leaf lettuce may be enjoyed from sunny coldframes almost every month in the year. Cellophane-wrapped— guaranteed accurate aspirin. GENUINE PURE ASPIRIN YOUR POULTS Deserve the Best. CONKEY'S -Y. O. TURKEY DEVELOPER Grows Them Out Fn.«t«r. HOWARD'S E. n»ltiinor« St. Hione $06 $| EARLES Dept. Store 71 West Washington Street PHILCO for 1940 Built to Receive Television Sound. Bohman-Warne, Inc. Phone 85—35 West Franklin St. CLOTHING For the Entire Family R&G DEPT. STORE Schindel, Rohrer & Co. Headquarters For Sherwin • Williams PAINT 28-30 S. Potomac St. Phone 705 LOANS If you ni'<-<l nioiH'V for :i usi'ful purpose fonie in mill consult tin* Hagerstown Industrial Savings & Loan Co. 49 N. Jonathan St.—Phone 250 CLOTHING for men and women ... on EASY CREDIT TERMS PEOPLE'S 67 w Wash STORE Street Water Coolers R. D. McKEE For Perspiration, Body Odor, Food Odor, Try RU-CO 25c Rudy's Rexa " Pharmacy Hotel Hamilton Corner Europe's rash of outbreaks and demands erupted in two spots when D. Vladmir Mat.ch.ek, Croat lender, demanded autonomy for 5,000,000 of his people (in dotted area) and guards on the Hungarian-Rumanian frontier exchanged rifle fire near the border town of Tesco. Croatia was lumped into Yugoslavia by provisions of the World war treaty that broke up the old Austro-Hungarian empire. Relations between Hungary and Rumania have been tense since Hungary annexed the Carpatho-TJkraine. Do n't Miss Our AUGUST FURNITURE SALE! We're inviting you to avail yourself oC these values in furniture or enduringly fine quality—designed in decorator approved styles- priced for your immediate thrift and long enjoyment! MEYERS & BERKSON 41 - 43 West Franklin St. — Opp. Post Office THE FRIEND AWAY j There's a friend not here whom I ! needed so. ; Now the roads seem dull where | we used to go j And the lake and sky which were j once so blue Seemod darkened today by a somber hue. Time was 1 thought that the woods were all. That bcaijiy dwelt whore the troes are tall; That music Iive4 in the wild birds' ?ong Rut my friend's away and I find I'm wrong. Though all things near are green and gold They lack the charm which they used to hold. And the place seems lonely and chili and gray And nothing's The same with niy friend away. DICK TRACY —NO ACCEPTANCE WELL, WHAT'S NEW IN THE LABORATORY THIS NOT .MUCH. 1 JUST A UTTLE BALLISTICS TEST ON A AAURDER CASE. UP ]M ouo L.ADY WAS KMJRDERED \N OME OF T WEALTHY FAMILIES. NUREAAOH \S THE: K NAME:. L7 BRYMOOR TRACV* X DIDMT KKiCW YOU WERE IN. I WArriKkS FOR YOU IN THE CTHER OFFICE. YOU'VE GOT TO TAKE CHARGE OF THIS ; M/REMOH CASB..J TRUEHfcAKT JUST MARRIED INTO? CAN'T OO^iO AMY. I

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