The Daily Mail from Hagerstown, Maryland on August 7, 1939 · Page 2
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Hagerstown, Maryland
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Monday, August 7, 1939
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TWO THE DAILY MAIL, HAGERSTOWN, MD., MONDAY, AUGUST 7, RELIEF ROLLS BEING PARED W.P/A. State Administrators Are Ordered To Resume Dismissals Washington, Aug. 1 (jp) —The WPA today ordered its State Administrators to resume the dismissal of persons who have been on the Work Relief rolls continuously for 18 month.; or more. Col. F. C. Harrington, the Work Projects Commissioner, telegraphed the administrators that the dismissals should be resumed since Congress adjourned without changing recently-enacted legislation requiring them. The dismissals had been suspended by Harrington on -Tuly 2S pending a final decision by Congress on proposals to ease the requirements of the new relief act. In his telegram today, the Commissioner said: "All relief workers except (war) veterans who have been continuously employed on WPA projects for IS months or more * * * must be dismissed prior to August 31, and after August 31 all relief workers except veterans who have been continuously employed for IS months must be discharged at termination of such continuous employment." Harrington did not estimate the number yet .to be dismissed, but he had said previously that the Act called upon to drop approximately 650,000 persons by Septem- er l. The number dismissed >rior to suspension of the policy vas probably neglible, he added. In 'New York alone officials re- orted that 55,000 relief workers "ould be dismissed between now and Sept. 1, at the rate of 2 r 500 a day. They said 20,000 had been discharged there before the policy was -suspended. Harrington's telegram. today 5 aid that no person discharged because of the IS-month rule would be eligible for reassignment to WPA work until 30 days after dismissal, and then only if relief au- horities certified that he was in need. t Such certification would not en- itle the discharged employe to mmediate assignment to a pi'O- ect, the Commissioner said, but merely to have his name placed n the file of those awaiting as- ignment. Harrington had stated on a previous occasion that, because of the general program of relief reduction, the chances were slim that ong-term employes, once dismissed, would be taken back. '"'State Administrators were in- tructed today to.replace persons discharked because of the IS-month provision, up to the total amount of WPA employment authorized within their states. Harrington said that it might T>e necessary, in some cases where the provisions wouM mean the discharge o* "key" employes, to transfer project supervisors from one project to another. BIGGER-BETTER GUARDS READY FOR TRAIN! Threatened Water Shortage j Gives Concern At Manasses Encampment Four Are Injured In Highway Crash Four persons were injured last night about S:30 o'clock when two automobiles sideswiped on the Western pike at Huyetts crossroads. The injured were Elizabeth Green, 20; Mrs. Clara Squibb, 25; John Renner, 30 and Mary Rentier, :5. All reside in the first block of Elizabeth street Deputy Byron C. Bender said an east-bound auto operated by Charles Downs, IS, of Clearspring. passed another car and sideswiped the west-bound machine operated by John Renner. All of the injured were treated at the Washington County Hospital for cuts and bruises. Downs escaped injury, as did his two passengers, Charles Miller and Glenn Houpt, hoth of Clearspring. Shot Is Fired At i Fleeing Burglar Mrs. Katherine Stouffer, 400 block North Locust street, .reported she fired an ineffectual shot at a burglar who took two pocketbooks from her house about 2 o'clock Sunday morning. The burglar gained entrance by unlocking a first floor window after smashing a pane of glass with a brick. While he was in the act of ransacking the first floor, Mrs. Stouffer was aroused. She grabbed the revolver, shouted for the robber to "stay where you are" and fired the shot. When she went to investigate the robber had fled. MANASSAS. Va., Aug. 7, (IP).— A "safe" war began today on the fields where almost 5.000 men of the Blue and Gray perished in the first battle of the War Between the States 7S years ago. The road that "ran with blood" in the first battle of Manassas — from Stone House to Manassas — now is the road that the soldiers of Maryland and Virginia and Pennsylvania's National Guard travel in perfecting their tactics to meet a "common enemy" in the climax of the Third Corps maneuvers next week. As the 2Sth and 29th divisions of the National Guard line up to oppose one of the regular army's most modern divisions, they will be "fighting" side by side on the ground where their predecessors opposed each other. A water shortage was the first problem that faced the Guardsmen as they prepared for a four-day "battle" with a modernized, fast- striking division of the regular Army. Six thousand "regulars" will begin moving into camp from Army posts as far west as Kentucky on Tuesday. At devotional services for the 17,000 men, all armed and ready to fight, peace was the prayer Sunday. Peace on earth, good will toward men, was the theme of each religious service. Catholics heard mass in the open battlefield and Protestants worshipped in their own regimental areas. In a day and a half the two divisions, constituting the entire National Guard forces of the three states, have moved in from their home stations and establishtd themselves for two weeks of training under conditions approximating wartime- Generals and privates enjoyed the same fare Sunday, at the same cost of 53 1-2 cents per day for each soldier. In preparation for the arduous days ahead the officers and ,men have cut down to field rations. The menu: Breakfast, half orange, half pint of milk, bacon and eggs, toast, butter, coffee; dinner (noon) steamed frankfurters, sauerkraut, boiled potatoes, string beans, sliced pineapple, bread and butter, ice water; supper, baked ham, spiced gravy candied sweet potatoes, creamed corn, lettuce and tomatoes, brcac and butter, ice cream/lemonade. TREASURES FOUND IN ESTATE OF INDIGENT OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 7 (ff). Art treasures possibly worth thousands of dollars were discovered through a public administrator's inventory of the estate of a county indigent, disclosed as a former wealthy physician. M. S. D'AIergaria, 70, died Wednesday in Alameda County Hospital. He was believed penniless and without friends or relatives. A routine checkup revealed the man was Dr. Manuel Scares D'Albergaria, a native of New York and former prominent San Franciscan of two decades ago. Papers prompted a visit to the Oakland home of John Balra. There it was found Balra was keeping for his friend rooms filled with fine carved Chinese furniture, chairs and tables of the Louis XIV period and two dozen or more paintings, which, if genuine, might prove to be worth a fortune, the administrator said. JOHNSON HAS BIG MAJORITY Foe Of C.I.O. Has Democratic Nomination In Kentucky About Clinched CARNIVAL of VALUES This season's Fabrics, at much less than cost of manufacturing! Now -you can get high grade fabrics at very low cost. Nub Rayon Prints Values to 51.00. — Now yard Thousands Enjoy Concert At Park At the City Park last nisht, the HagcrstOAvn Municipal Band pre sented another one of those enter taining concerts attended by sev eral thousand people from the sui rounding communities. Peter Buys directed the band in their first number "Invincible Eagle," a march by Sousa, follow ed by 'Test Overture in C" b> Lachner. Tho guest conductor o the evening Mr. Ross Hinkcrnel was introduced by Mr. Buys an then presented with ihe baton t conduct the band in two very unusual numbers by Smiley. A very fitting and impressive dedication was made to the Blue Ridge Gladiolus Society by the playing of "Waltz of the Flowers' 1 by Tschailcowski. Many lovely flowers were displayed on the band platform by the Society. The band management at this time wish to express tlv?ir appreciation for the beautiful decorations and to wish the society continued success. The next concert will he on Thursday evening, August 10, at S o'clock. O'Conor Plans Safety Drive Governor Announces Program To Reduce Traffic Toll In State. Louisville, Ky., Aug. 7 (/P).—With approximately one-fourth of Kentucky's 4,307 precincts reported Sunday Lieut. Governor Keen Johnson, who campaigned against the CIO, had a lead of nearly 12,000 votes over his closest opponent former Congressman John Young Brown in yesterday's gubernatorial primary. The; Courier-Journal said tonight Johnson and King Swope, Republican, were assured of nominations to oppose each other in the November general election. The paper said the "mathematical possibilities" of their opponents overhauling them were "fading fast" as additional returns were tabulated. Under Kentucky law counting ceased at midnight last night to be resumed at 9 A. M., tomorrow. The ballot boxes were under' guard of deputies sheriff and election officials. The carried the endorsement of the Kentucky federation of labor, A. F. of L. affiliate. The Lieutenant Governor also was supported by Governor A. B. "Happy" Chandler's state administration forces. The Governor took the stump for Johnson on several occasions and turned his verbal guns on Brown and John L. Lewis. Brown was given the active backing of Senate majority leader Barkley and claimed the favor of/ the White House. latest unofficial tabulation Annapolis, Md., Aug. 7 (#>).—Gov. Herbert R. O'Conor announced a jroad traffic safety drive Sunday "to ut down the terrific toll of life, and to bring home to our populace generally the conviction that conditions can improve only as we make up our minds to do something about them." Pointing to the state's toll of 466 traffic 'accident deaths last year, ;he Governor said he intended to lead a, safety movement "and see that it is continued to the end that interest may not be allowed to lag, even though the first months of the campaign show the pleasing results that can be desired." He said a statewide safety committee would be named soon to coordinate safety efforts throughout the state and "to seek the cooperation of newspapers, the radio, state departments, civic organizations, schools and colleges, individual drivers, bus and trucking companies" and others. "Nothing strikes me as more important than to promote every measure toward giving greater security to the lives and safety of our citizens and T. think it incumbent upon the state to take leadership in such an undertaking," O'Conor said in a formal statement. "We have a big job ahead of us. but if we can reduce the number of deaths in Maryland during the next year from an average of nine each week—and we can, I am convinced—We shall have preserved the lives of a great number of our people, and the happiness of many families. "To the accomplishment of such an objective I am willing to devote every minute of my time that shall be necessary, and 1 am sure 1 cnn count upon the unstinted support of the people of the state, and of those who will be called upon to take nn active pnrt in the movement." of primary returns from 1,005 precincts in the Democratic Governor's race gave: Johnson 81.396. Brown 69,677. Johnson's lead 11,719. Two other candidates, Charles D. Arnett and Ulysses G. Foster were out of the picture. In the Republican gubernatorial contest Circuit Judge King Swope of Lexington, who has campaigned frequently throughout the state was pulling away from his nearest opponent, John Sherman Cooper, Somerset attorney. On the basis of returns from S20 precincts Swope had a lead of 8,544. The figures: Swope 22,909. Cooper 14,801. Mayor L. 0. Smith of Harlan and G. Tom Hawkins, the other two Republican candidates were far behind. During the campaign Johnson criticized Brown, an attorney for the CIO's United Mine workers in Kentucky, lor championing the cause of John L. Lewis. Johnson told his listeners that a vote for Brown would be a vote for Lewis and he termed the CIO "Communistic" and said Lewis had "coerced and intimidated" the miners who are members of the UMW. Johnson Big Carnival At Funkstown Firemen Of Town Sponsoring Shows To Open Thursday. The Funkstown Voluueer Fire Co., has completed arrangements for their big annual three night carnival to be held Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Aug. ^0, 11 and 12. One entire block running north from the square will be roped off for the occasion. The amusements include the Toonerville trolley, kiddy car ride, high striking device, African dip, milk bottle and many other games. Many stands, including pop, ice cream, cake, candy and a large eating stand. The eating stand will be in charge of Mrs. Chester Holtzapfel, Mrs. Win.. Smith. Mrs. John Williams, Mrs. Ethel Waugh and Mrs. Richard Nielzer. A large band stand will be erected and the following entertainment will be had: Thursday evening string music and local en tertainment; Friday, the Rohrersville band and Saturday the Keedysville boys band. Everybody is welcome to come and enjoy a big evening of entertainment. Former Member Of Congress Expires WASHINGTON, Aug. 7.—Frank W. Mondell, who as the Republican floor leader carried, on House bat- Lies for Speaker Joe Cannon, died at his home here Sunday. He was 79 years old. More than three decades or his life were spent in active politics, including 12 terms in the House. Moudcll served as a House member from Wyoming. He was born in St. Louis, but after living al various times in Iowa, Chicago and western states settle'd in Wyoming in the ISSO's. U.S. TO DRIVE ON MONOPOLY Justice Department To Accuse Film Producers Equity Suit In WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 (£").—The Justice Department said last night it would file an equity suit today charging all major motion picture producing companies, and a large theatre chain and its affiliates operating in five states, with "combining unreasonably" to restrain trade. Announcing that the suit would be filed in the Federal District Court for Western New York, the department said it was being brought by Thurman Arnold, assistant attorney general in charge of the anti-trust division, with the approval of Attorney General Murphy. "This proceeding." the SEASON UNDER WAY FREDERICK, Md., Aug. 7 (£>).— With, three factories ready to open and two already in operation, Frederick county's corn canning season will get under way this week, providing jobs for 'several hundred persons. Prices established at plants last week were down $3 a ton as compared with last year, with some of the first early sweet corn reported irregular in quality. ment's statement, added, depart- is designed to break the monopoly control exercised by the Schine Theatre organization in the exhibition of motion pictures in parts of New York, Ohio, Kentucky, Maryland and Delaware. * * * "Because of the control by this chain of a large number of theatres. it is able to make blanket contracts for all desirable pictures lor all its theatres without competing with local independent exhibitors." The defendant exhibitors, according to the announcement, will be: Schine Chain Theatres, Inc., Schine Circuit, Inc., Schine Theatrical Company, Inc., Schine Enterprises Corporation, Schine Chain Theatres of Ohio, Inc., Schine Lexington Corporation and Chesapeake Theatres Corporation. The distributors which the department said would be named defendants are: Lowe's Inc., Raclio- Keith-Orphcum Corporation, Universal Pictures Company, Inc., Uni- vjrsal Film Exchanges, Inc.. Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation. United Artists Corporation, Columbia Pictures Corporation, Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc., Vita graph, Inc.. Paramount Pictures, Inc., and Paramoxint Film Distributing Corporation. WEEK-END HOUSEBOA1 CRUISES ON CHESAPEAKE BAY SALE Women's SHOES EARLES Dept. Store 71 West Washington Street ALL EXPENSES 5° to $ 245° (FROM BALTIMORE) each person-two to a room at, :ording to room selected 3 NIGHTS-2 DAYS Leave Baltimore every Friday, 6:15 P.M., E.S.T. Return to Baltimore 6:30 A.M. following Monday. FARE INCLUDES ROOM and 8 MEALS ON STEAMER C Dinner Friday to breakfast Monday ) The boat is your hotel from Friday to Monday. BATHING-Dress right in your stateroom—launch ferry from boat to br>ech at nil hours, no extra cost. LABOR DAY HOLIDAY STEAMER leaves Saturday, Sept. 2nd, returns to Baltimore, Ibcsday, Sept. 5th. FISHING FROM STEAMER Cruise of the Chesapeake Bay, York R>v »T and Virginia Seacoast. Steamer stopping at Yorktbwn (affording nn opportunity to visit Colonial Willinmsburp if desired) and off Ocean View. Bathinc at Yorktown and Ocean View. M:ilto up n purly of IVionils. Never u dull moment. Hostesses. On-lie.stni. Dnnoiiiir, <!:uw-s. AVrito for Kosorvn- (iiitis. or nsk for booklet "AV««.'k-15ml Itimsboul Cruises."—K- .''•• •'oni-s. (•. 1\ A.. Pier III. Unlit Si feet. Httlti- inorf. MAKI-: liKSKliVATIONS KAIUA" OLD BAY LINE CAPT. HELD DIES Milwaukee, Aug. 7 (/P).—Opt. Henry Held. 03, Past National Chief of Staff of the G. A. R., died Sunday after a four-month illness. He served in the office two terms, beginning in 1035, and was National have been Built other m» K - ei SEE WHY MORE PEOPLE OWN FRIGIDAIRE THAN ANY OTHER "MAKE"! any Senior Vice-Commander from ]037 to 1928. in Chief CLOQUE PRINTS and DRESS LACES * Reg. 85c grade — Now Tournament Will Be Held Saturday REGULAR MEETING The regular monthly meeting of the First Hose Fire Company will be h?ld this evening. A full attendance is desired. 50 in. Cretonnes Sunfast — Tubfast. Values to 75c. Now yard — MAIN FLOOR — Cotton Prints A grouping of values to 39c. At only An old fashioned riding tournament will be staged at Merccrsburg, Pa., on Saturday afternoon, Aug. 12, in connection with a Homecoming in that town, it was announced yesterday. The firemen of Mercersburg, "who are sponsors of the affair, arc giving $100 in prizes for the tourney. A number of Washington county riders and several who took part in the tournament at Keedysville on Saturday afternoon will journey to Mercersburg for the events. Some Baltimore county riders are , also expected to enter. Paul Miller. ! of Keedysville. will be one of the i judges. Shop m •rMsf^ Comfort L CANS If yon TKMM! money for n iiM'ful ptir- p'os'o tonic in and consult the Hagerstown Industrial Savings & Loan Co. 49 N. Jonathan St.—Phone 250 The after year. service -8 ^^SressureREWGERf ^.a.^Sa.est.e.n^Kno.ntoMan- Kind." N° n - tox \V;;«c foods dipped in it can touch, smell, ^jycxtin^uishcsmC. •withentire safety, c p cr ant'.' OnlyFrigiMrcV*'* 1 '"**'' S bottom. No boUcd-on ^ *>^ dcan Hand- See Proof of Lower Operating Costs... Faster Ice Freezing ... Safer Food Protection... Greater Convenience ... Longer Durability f> Survey after survey proves that Frigiduiro is in more homes than any other make And there's a big reason why! For years Frigidaire has led in the dcsig.i and construction of powerful, economic.!i, durable home refrigerators. Frigidaire pioneered many of the refrigeration developments in use today! Many more arc to be found only in Frigidnire! Frigidaire KNOVC'S MORE about home refrigeration! The result is that Frigidaire is the stand- SEE THE REAL VALUES in our August Furniture Sale Same Dependable Qualities! EYERLYS Dependable for More Than Fifty Years The House of Blue White Diamonds G6 W. IVnshiiiKton St. lee Cubes NOW AT YOUR GROCERS E,ssgSS|S |iHrS r £'?v™ Bum an* 1 Backed Y iUffii i -j- ard of value the world over. You'll sec this PROVED in this year's Frigidaircs! They're handsomer, roomier, sturdier than ever before—with more features, more value, more savings. They keep foods safer, fresher, longer. And Frigidairc's improved. Silent Meter-Miser provides powerful cold-making capacity ac ama/.ingly low current cosr. See Frigidaire before you buy. Ask your Frigidaire dealer for the eye-opening PROOF demonstration. Ic reveals the truth abouc modern refrigeration — shows you what to look for —how to judge real value and economy in your new refrigerator. You'll agree that this year's Frigidaire is the greatest of them all! I-RIGIDAIRI- DIVISION, General Motors Sales Corporation, Dayton, O. NEW FRiGIDAgRE "COLD-WALL" Saves Food from Drying Out I YOU DON'T HAVE TO COVER FOODS roi.o-WAt.L COOLING provides an abundance of food-preserving coU THROKC.H THE WALLS and AROUND THE FOOD. First time ever done in home refrigerators!.. .SEE PROOF that ic saves foods from drying now odor-and- llavor transfer is chcckcd-now even highly perishable foods stay deliciously fresh . . . Dnn'l miv stt:ng if! (Dialer \ For Perspiration, ' Body Odor, Food Odor, Try RU-CO 25c Rudy's Rexa!i Pharmacy Hole! Hair.ilton Corner Telephone 2400

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