The Daily Mail from Hagerstown, Maryland on August 8, 1939 · Page 1
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Hagerstown, Maryland
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Tuesday, August 8, 1939
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DAY BY DAY The oft-repeated "drive carefully" plea has become more or less commonplace. A law with long, sharp teeth is the beat persuader. WEATHER Partly cloudy today, with scattered showers tomorrow; continued warm. vni rvi M rt 1M *wi.h«d <uu, (,«,«* sun<ur) by tb. Man publishing GO. HAGERSTOWN, MD., TUESDAY, AUGUST 8, 1939. VUL-. lxA.1. HO. lOO* Entered *• Mcond-cliH matter at the Hagerstown Postofflc*. . > DAUGHTER OF MINISTE SINGLE COPIES, 3 CENTS lu uLAHY Seek To Learn Fate Of Americans As Agitation Grows COURIER WILL TRY TO REACH CHINESE CITY No Word From American Mission Colony At Kaifeng Under Jap Pressure SHANGHAI, Aug. 8 (/P).—A courier left the Baptist Mission hospital at Chengchow today in an attempt to cross Japanese lines to reach. Kaifeng and learn the fate of the American mission colony at that place tinder increasing Japanese anti-American pressure. Last word from the colony came by courier Saturday, when the missionaries were reported preparing to flee because of the anti-American campaign. Kaifeng is about 40 miles east of Changchow, in northern Honan province. In Shausi province a like campaign was reported to have driven American missionaries, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph C. Scoville of Los Angeles, both of the China inland mission, from the post at Hwohsieu, 100 miles southwest of Taiyuan, the provincial capital. Mr. and Mrs, Scovjlle were said by missionary sources to have taken refuge at Kiehsiu, 50 miles north of Hwahsien. with other missionaries. The Japanese - owned Peiping Chronicle reported that, huge anti- American demonstrations had been held at Kaifeng, with large crowds leathering before American establishments to shout slogans and heai (Continued on Page 10) Cumberland Has Another Downpour A sudden rain of cloudburst proportions yesterday afternoon at Cumberland left four persons injured, but apparently it was so localized that it did not affect (lie Potomac river. The storm at Cumberland, accompanied by a high wind, was of only ir> minutes duration. The Potomac above Williamsport continued to recede today, according to Potomac Edison Company otVicials at. the power plant. The stream is clearing and fishing should be good by tomorrow if there are no more heavy rains. Some bass fishermen were out this morning at. Williamsport. Mother, 14, With Second Child BUSINESS IS CONTINUING ONUPSWING Hopkins Says Recovery Which Started In May Continued Through July Fourteen-year-old Mrs. John Stackhouse of Pennsboro, W. Va.. poses with her second child in her mountain cabin. Her first child died a mouth after birth. The girl mother, pleased with the infant, nevertheless would like to have a doll. too. WASHINGTON, Aug. S (/p)—Sec- "retary of Commerce Hopkins said today that business progress during July represented a continuation of a "recovery movement" started in May, with activity well ahead of a year ago in all major lines. Prospects for third quarter business have improved, he said, and business policies generally reflect less hesitancy. Retailer commitments in wholesale markets are enlarged, Hopkins' report showed, and industrial purchasing has expanded. Orders in many clothing lines showing substantial gains over the earlier part of the year were cited as indicative of the more confident attitude toward fall business. Construction operations were at a seasonal peak, activity in the industry being even greater than in the summer of 1937. Retail Trade Up Retail trade in July was well ahead of a year ago, with marked gains in consumers' durable goods such as automobiles, refrigerators, furniture and electrical appliances, and gasoline consumption was at (Continued on Page 16) CHARLES NIGH HURTm FALL Was Painting Home On Wayside Avenue When Ladder Slips. Charles K. Nigh, first block of Wayside ::.venue, a brother of City Councilman Keller Nigh, was badly injured this mornin<r when he fell from a ladder while painting at his home. Mr. Nigh was working on the second story of the house when the ladder slipped, his head striking a concrete pavement. A preliminary examination indicated that he may be snltcrinr; from concussion of the brain, and he also com plained of his side. Mr. Nigh was a candidate for .ludge of the Orphans' Court at. the primary last year. FINED $75 FOR BREAKING JAW Walter "Heavy" Hitman, who is alleged to have bro'-eu the- jaw of Raymond Hershey during a picnic at " Pen-Mar Park Saturday, was fined ?7"> nnd costs when arraigned before Magistrate M.V.B. Rostetter in city court this morning on a charge of assault. He went to jail in default, of the fine. Bombers To 'Raid' England In Biggest Peacetime War Games London Prepares For "Blackout" When Effectiveness Of Attackers And Defensive Operations To Be Noted. LONDON, Aug. 8 (/P) — British | ness of both the attackers and the uili-aii-craft defenses were manned today against a make-believe "enemy" bombers' raid in a spectacular prologue to full dress rehearsal of the nation's armed forces. The. raiders—500 of them—will operate from the south and east. One group of Royal Air Force planes playing the part of the enemy will fly over France tonight to wheel hack from the vicinity of r.eauvais, northwest of Paris. The rest will swoop in from the North Sea. Their jobs will be to dodge SOO defending planes, some 1.-IOU antiaircraft guns and a barrage of iiOO or so captive balloons designed to feud off bombing planes. It. was estimated that about GO,000 men would take part in which continues to the exercise. Friclav night. Observers will note the effect ive- defensive operations. .The climax of the aerial maneuvers will come with a blackout at 12::'.0 a. m. Thursday, covering half of England, including London. Street lights aud tratlic signals will be snapped out and all-night restaurants and clubs darkened along with docks and railway stations. Trains and buses will operate with screened lights. A small army of air raid precautions forces will test, the ellieiency of their organization. Along with the air war games is a. program of sea maneuvers between the home lleet and the reserve fleet, which King George will review at Wcymonth Wednesday. Laud forces are similarly undergoing a vast training program which will reach a climax with one of the biggest peacetime "battles" in Britain's history in Yorkshire Sept. M to 21. FERDINAND MOVED AS JUICE APPLIED NEW ORLEANS. Aug. S (/P). William Lashley, Sr., named his 1.000-pound Jersey bull Ferdinand. But Lashley's Ferdinand knew nothing of the storied Ferdinand's penchant for flowers, preferred cornmeal. Yesterday the bull nosed out the supply, wedged himself half through a fence hole and devoured a 100-pound sack. Thoroughly bloated, he then could go neither forward not- back. Lashley worked the rest of the day. but to no avail. Ferdinand was stuck with his meal. Then Lashley remembered the invigorating effect a bee's sting had on the storied Ferdinand. Lacking a bee, he got an electric battery, applied the terminals to Ferdinand's flank. Ferdinand leaped cle'ar. Thinks He Stumbled Over Rattlesnake Brane Clark, Western Maryland agent at Jerome, near Paw Paw, W. Va., stumbled yesterday afternoon while going to a nearby spring house and on glancing around to see what he stumbled over discovered a huge rattlesnake stretched across the path. Clark claims he is unaole to say whether he stumbled over the snake or a fallen branch. He dispatched the reptile with, a club. The snake measured 47 inches in length, had 13 rattles and a button. 198 DROPPED FROMELIEF W.P.A. Gives Notices To Workers Who Have Been On Job 18 Months Notices went out this morning to 19 S W. P. A. workers in Washington County that they will be dropped following the close of the work day this evening. They were the first of the approximately 600 county relief workers who will be dropped from the rolls because they have been employed continuously by the W. P. A. for IS months or more. The names of the first group to be cut from rolls here arrived several days ago from the Frederick office of the W. P. A. Yesterday afternoon this list was fol lowed by instructions to carry out the orders "from Washington under the provisions of the iS-montu regulation. -Just how soon the re rnaining 400 will be dropped was not known at local W. P. A. head quarters. None of the 36 W. P. A- projects in Washington County now in op eration will be suspended. Until such a time as orders are received for replacing these furloughed workers from the waiting lists, these projects will continue with these men qualified to work. DANZIG NAZI CHIEF OFF TO HITLER Rich, Needs Job New German Press Attack Directed At Poland Hints At Action Soon BERLIN, Aug. S (£>)— A new German newspaper attack on Poland flared today as arrangements apparently were completed for a new meeting between Adolf Hitler and the Nazi leader of the Free City of Danzig. The Danzig leader, Albert Forster, was reported to have landed last night at Salzburg airport, only a few miles from Hitler's Berchtes- aclen Chalet. Officials, however, refused to say whether Forster—who frequently has declared that Hitler must determine the moment when Germany will move into Danzig—had seen his Fuehrer. The Berlin Press, blasts at Poland were unusually bitter and the unanimity and enthusiasm with which all the papers sailed into the subject hinted .at concerted action. The editorials followed the lead of the German official news agency, DNB which, in a commentary criticizing the Polish newspaper Czas, attributed to it a threat that Polish artillery would demolish Danzig if the Free City attempted to reunite with Germany. (Czas, commenting on declara- j tions Sunday by Polish Marshal Edward Zmigly-Ridz of the importance of Danzig to Poland's econi- mic life, said: "The guns of the Polish army are facing Danzig, should authorities of the Free City not abandon in time the dangerous road they are following on orders from the outside.") DNB said Czas "openly threatened a malicious attack and brutal bombardment by which Danzig could be laid in ruins. But Polish loudmouths must be told that they cannot ruthlessly provoke Germany in li!s manner." BODY OF GIRL, 17, FOUND IN LOVERS' LAI Auburn-Haired Jersey Girl Had Only Recently Recovered From Attack Pluma Louise Palmer, (above) waitress before she married the late Potter D'Orsay Palmer, Chi; cago heir to millions, is in New York looking for a job. She needs the money, she says, her funds are being tied up by litigation. CAMDEN, N. J., Aug. 8, (jp). — Wearing a corsage of red and white roses, a 17-year-old minister's daughter was found mysteriously slain today beside a muddy lovers' lane eight blocks from her home. The Rev. Walter Dworecki of a Camdeu Polish Baptist church, identified the brnised, rain soaked body as that of his auburn-haired daughter, Wanda, who left home last night "to buy a pair of stockings." Coroner Franklin Johnson said the cause of death, was not immediately determined. Her throat was bruised as though, she had been choked. Her face was discolored as- if from a blow. There was a wound in her temple which might have been made by a bullet or knife. . She had been released from a hospital only recently after weeks of treatment for injuries received April Z when she was abducted, beaten and tossed unconscious from an automobile in Auburn, N. J. Beside her body, along a narrow lane opposite the Camden high school athletic field, were fresh, automobile tracks. A diamond ring remained on her $30,000 PRICE ON HIS HEAD Buchalter, Big - Nosed Gangster Is Now Public Enemy No. 1. NEW YORK, Aug. 8 (^—Somewhere in hiding today is a middle- finger, indicating robbery had not aged man with a $30,000 price on | been a motive. his head. He is Louis CLepke) Buchalter. Explosion Fires Baltimore Plant! HALTIMOKK. Aug. S (/P)—An explosion sot. off a three-alarm lire today in a storage building at the plant of the Crown Cork and Seal Company in southeast Baltimore. Ten workmen in the storage building escaped injury. The lire swept through the quarter-block long building aud threatened to spread to other structures in the plant property, which covers five blocks. The explosion occurred in a one- story building where cork is ground aud the flames spread to an adjoining mill. Sparks also set tire to 100 bales of cork piled outside. | Firemen brought the blaze under I! by pumping water into the j building through pipe, lines ordinar- ilv used to move work. FOUR KILLED HERE IN JULY Probe Entry At High School Basement Windows And Door Found Open By Night Patrolman. County's Accident Toll Only Exceeded By Baltimore City's. Only Baltimore City's motor vehicle accident deathr, exceeded the four in Washington County in July, a report from the. itlice of the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles. W. Lee ^bool authorities. Police and school authorities are conducting an investigation today into n forced entry made last night at the Senior High School, Potomac avenue. Investigators were still j in uncertain at. noon whether anything \ ;u of value had been stolen. Night Patrolman Schaub reported at. G:30 o'clock this morning that he discovered three basement windows of the building open and. on Slithering Pipe • Kills 1, Hurts 2 SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., Aug. S. (/P).—A six-ton section of steel pipe, slithering like a great snake down a steep mountainside to impale a vacationist's automobile, left a woman dead today, her companion and a workman gravely injured. Killed in the freak crash was Mrs. Ress Arnold Ross, 46, Long Beach Calif., clubwoman and social leader. She was crushed as the pipe, part of a gas main being laid to the mile-high resort of Crestline, broke from its fastenings and roared down the rocky, brush-covered slope yesterday. Mrs. Ross' housekeeper, Anna McDonald. 25. lost a leg by amputation after the accident. A workman. Henry Button of Los Angeles, was tossed 300 feet as the 3.200-foot, section struck him. Physicians said his back was broken and he may die. Grant Allison, 71, of San Bernardino, motor! ing by the scene, stopped to look •s. Ross' mangled body and ! slumped over the steering wheel or his car, dead of a heart attack. CONNECTING SEWER The new citv hall building is be- 42, a stocky, swarthy, big-nosed gangster—newest wearer of the ever-shifting title. "Public Enemy No. 1." J. Kdgar Hoover, G-man chief whose men have hunted Lepke for two years, will pay $5.000 for him. District Attorney Thomas E. Dewey—thanks to action yesterday bv the City Board of Estimate— The Rev. Dworecki seemed on the verge of collapse as oncers sought to learn whether his daughter ever was able to give any information to-identify men who abducted her- and beat her last April 3. Then she related: "I was on my way to the drug store. Someone called my name. I saw two men in an automobile. The man silting me into the car. nearest dragged That's all J can has raised ?25,000. Both Hoover promised to keep secret the name of the person who "puts the finger" on Lepke, and the reward will be paid whether the fugitive racketeer, held responsible by Dewey for the slaying of five former associates since he jumped $10,000 bail is captured dead or alive. The search for Lepke was just one angle of an assault against a national "confederacy of crime" undertaken by a Federal grand jury impaneled yesterday by U. S. Attorney -John T. Cahill. York's ante to j remember until I was pushed from ! the car." and Dewey have ; FARM CREDIT GROUPS MEET W. H. Cunningham Representing This District For Three Days. W. H. Cunningham, a member of the Frederick District Farm Credit Administration, is meeting at Braddock Heights today with represen tatives of five credit associations for a round-table discussion of questions pertaining to the operations and service. The conference will continue through Thursday. Much of the conference this week will be devoted to discussions of ways to increase the services of the production credit associations in order to serve farmers more efficiently and economically. Officials say that these annual get-togethers at which common every-day problems are discussed constitute one of the, _ ~ ..... ,. -------- ----- -highlights in the progress that pro- i are planning tins wcokto ask _Gov -, t ,. ed that the battery was « dea d". duction credit associations have made in providing a sound lending system for farmers. The five districts represented arc Clarksburg, W. Va.; Romney, W Want Another Game Warden Eight Sportsmen Clubs Here Have Approved Second Warden. Washington County sportsmen HAD STOLEN CAR AND TAGS John Wm. Crampton, 29, Williamsport, Being Held For Hearing. Found in possession of a stolen car with stolen tags, John Wm. Crampton. 29, Williamsport, is in jail here awaiting a hearing on a charge of auto theft. Crampton was taken into custody at Huyetts last evening by State Officer Lewis and found in possession of. the car of Earl Spigler, Boonsboro, which was stolen from a lot on East Baltimore street Saturday night. The car had tags on it that were stolen from Kemp's Mill. Crampton was trying to start the car when Officer Lewis appeared on the scene. Later it was discov- Va., Frederick: Shenancloah, and Warrenton. Va. Va., climbing inside found a basement ing connected with the sewerage door unlocked. He later notified ADMITS ATTACK ON SELF A HOAX WEATHER D. iJ. Weather Bureau Maryland: Partly cloudy todav; Wednesday mostly cloudy with scattered showers in the interior; continued warm. Chesapeake Hay: Partly cloudy tonicht; Wednesday mostly cloudy with scattered showers; c^ntinue.i warm; gentle jo moderate southerly winds. WICHITA FALLS. Tex., Aug. 8 (•!*'). — Mrs. Charlotte Cain. :M-year- old Wichita Falls woman found virtually stripped of her clothing and covered with red paint and feathers, told Detective, Chief L. K. Hanaway aiid a newspaperman today "1 did it. myself." The former nurse previously had told police thre^ women pulled her into an au.ornohilo last night nnd kiok^-d and heat her into nncon- scionsnes?. Elgin revealed today. Tlvere were seven fatal accidents in Baltimore City last month, and 2S in the state as a whole. "If we. are to reduce the number of fatal accidents." said commissioner Elgin, "let us consider the maximum speed limit safe only when weather and traffic conditions are favorable and when th.- vehicle being operated is in good condition. If any of these conditions are changed the speed of your car should be reduced." Ten of the 2S persons killed were pedestrians, five being children. Most of the accidents occurred at straight roads at curves and intersections on clear days, dry-concroi.^ roads, and during iiie hours of 2 a. m.-: % > a. in. and T p. in.-s p. in. system in the driveway on the east side of the old city hall building. BABY BORN WITH HEART OUTSIDE BODY SLEEPS PEACEFULLY MANILA. Aug. pound baby girl, — A seven- . heart in its normal position inside with her , the chest. They said there was Prayed Before Shooting Mate Mrs. Leona Draper, Near Wolfsville, Signs Confession. ernor Herbert R- O'Conor to intercede to have a second full time deputy game warden in Washington County appointed. Under the legislation creating the new Maryland State Game and Inland Pish Commission, which succeeded iho old Conservation Commission, the State Game Warden has the authority to appoint two fulltime deputy game wardens in Washington County at salaries of •>1.-00 a year each. Some months ago the eight sportsmen clubs of Washington County endorsed the appointment SENTENCE SUSPENDED Ward Etter, 5S, Scotland, Pa., who was arrested Saturday by city officers on a charge of sodomy, was jriven a suspended sentence of a year on promise to leave the city when arranged before Justice Harry E. Snyder in city court this morning. He promised. GO TO JAIL Willie H. Morgan and Russell J. Horning, coal truck drivers, arrested last Friday on the Western pike, . , were fined $100 and costs each on of a second fulltime deputy warden ; chargeg of driving wh ile drunk for the county, but the State Game ; - a ....„;™ P d before Magistrate heart completely outside her body only om« other such case in record- but apparently normal otherwise. ' ed medical history, look nourishment and ' Warden replied that there were Mrs. Leona Draper, 10. v,-ho early not sufficient funds to permit this. yesterday shot and killed her 41- The child was born yesterday to , year-old husband. Dewey G. Draper, pt today while puzzled • a 21-year-old mother in a little ma-j in front, of their home in the vicmi- ternity hospital in the hear; ot ihejiy of Wolfsville. near the Washing glass Tornlo shim district. She. was bap- (Continued on Page 10) when arraigned before Magistrate Harry E. Snyder in city court this morning. Both went to jail in default of the- fines. alt ornately peacefully s doctors worried what, to do. A thin stemless cocktail HURT IN FALL Mrs. T la trie Rowland, mother of Juvenile ('-Mir' Officer Kdward Rowland. 3'tA block of North Mulberry ysTreet. tXl ?u \\f\- home yesterday and fractured an ankle. protected the tiny exposed heart \ tized by a priest and named Maria which rested on ih^ infant's chest over a small opening. Through this opening the aorta, a large artery, surgical im-n in the Philippines connects the heart with the thor- j gathered about the operating table acie cavity, win-re the heart normal-' on which the baby lay, surrounded ly is found. The glass helps main-; by hot water bottles and under constant care of a nurse. Among Them was General P>asilin Vales, chief of staff of the Philippine army and prominent also as a surgeon. ton county line, told Frederick WOMAN KILLED. BALTIMORE, Aug. S (,-P).- BOARD TO MEET The Board ot" Street Commissioners will meet in regular ses- countv officers last uiglu that sh< Frederica Cr?aser. 53, mother ot j sion lon i g ht, with only routine busi- h;ul prayed Ions a ml fervently Sat- j four, was foun ' dead early today j ne?g scheduled for consideration. on a cut.-o;'f track of the Baltimore; and iio railroad near Morrell Park. tain body heat for the heart and gu.'inis ;igainst infection. Second Case of Kind Physicians disagreed whether tho child xvonld live and debated feasibility of an operation to place the The most prominent medical and j unlay night for Divine guidance be-cause of the repeated beatings her j hvishiiiiu allegedly inflicted upon her. Held without privilege of bond on a technical charge of murder, Mrs. Draper last night signed a seven-page confession and then launched into The s-ory of her married li:> which she asserted was one. i (Continued on Page 10) Police Sergeant Joseph Davey METERS ROBBED WASHINGTON, Aug. S (#)— Robbers beat the police department Dr. Guillormrt Del Castillo, the (Continued on Page 10) said the woman apparently hau i on collection of nickels from Wash- been run over by a freight train.: ington parking meters. Mrs. Cre;i~er's husband. Jefferson j The officers reported today eight Creager. a B. and 0. car inspector,; meters had been broken open <Jnr- said his wii> visited a doctor last j ins the night. An undetermined nisrht. and retired shortly after she! number of nickels were taken from returned home. the coin boxes.

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