The Daily Mail from Hagerstown, Maryland on August 11, 1939 · Page 6
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Hagerstown, Maryland
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£"*' SIX (Established 1818) Published every evenin* except Sunday by The Mail Publishing Company. 25 Summit Avenue. Harera- town. Maryland. J. A. HAWKEiN Editor National Advertising Representative*: Burke Kuipers & Mahoney, Inc. New York. 1203 Graybar Buildinfr CJucagro. 203 North Wabash Avenue! Atlanta, 1601 Rhodes-Haverty Build- in*; Dallas S07 Southwestern Life Building: Oklahoma City. 55S First National Building. Address all communications to The Daily Mail Editorial, Business or Circulation Department, not to individuals. E - PHILLIPS...General Manager C. & P. Phone 104-105-106 Same numbers reach all departments Member Audit Bureau of Circulation SUBSCRIPTION RATES (All Subscription Rates Payable In Advance) Single Copy 03 One Month .. 55 One fear (by carrier) '..'. 6."00 By Mail (Up to Fourth Zone).. 6.0« Fourth Fifth and Sixth Zones. S.50 Seventh and Eighth Zones 9:50 THE DAILY MAIL, HAGERSTOWN, MD., FRIDAY, AUGUST 11, 1939. Editorial Comment on Old Guard Campaign "Mr. Roosevelt has been accused of having sponsored some costly adventures. But he never went so far as to countenance the preposterous scheme of Dr. Townsend. If the Republicans plan to go to the country in 1940 on the issue of 'extravagance' they will have to do better than that before they can convince the people they can be trusted to effect economies and eliminate political spending."— Springfield, Mass., Union (Rep.) Entered at the postofflce at Ha- 2nd class matter Dec. MEMBER OF THE ASSOCI4TEB PRRSB The Associated Press Is excius' ly«ly entitled to the use of publication of all news dispatches credited to it or not otherwise credited ir; T<t i? J? a £? r *i nd also locaj n « w * Pub« 5£5E« therein. All rlrhts of publication of «p«clal ditpatchea hcrelt «r> also r«««rv«d. Bustle Well, well! Bustles are coming- in again. Nothing surprises us about women's clothes, after this season's hats. But at Mainbocher's opening in Paris a gasp ran around the circle of assembled spectators. The models wore corsets. Their •waists were wasp-like, bosoms high, and hops rounded. The result, Mainbocher announced, was a "stem torso." The scene was reported, as resembling a croup of ladies at Queen Alexandra's court. American shops are right on the job. An advertisement reads: "Subtle Bustle—we think you'll be happier with these modified versions, which suggest rather than exaggerate." For debutantes bustles are available in hues of Kelly green, for the dowager of ampler pygal equipment thece is Pacific blue. Even wool coats will go in for aftward astraghan. Altogether, it looks like an interesting winter. HORSE-AND-BUGGY SPEED You may laugh at the horse-and- buggy days all you want—but you could get around New York City faster then than you can now. At least, that is what President Clyde G. Conley of the American Institute of Steel Construction told members of his organization at a dinner in New York. "The crossing traffic has so far slowed up traffic in the streets of New York City today," Mr. Conley said, "that high-speed automobiles are compelled to move from one point to another at a total covered time no greater than was possible : in the horse-and-buggy days. To^ day, because of this constant stop ' ping and starting, the innumerable red stop-lights, automobile traffic •will move no more than one mile an hour. Fifteen minutes by auto• mobile to cover one cross-town block is not an unknown experience. Yet history records that old horse-drawn coaches, which once operated on New York streets over more than 200 miles, overaged 11 miles per hour. Today, automobile traffic does not average more than fifteen miles per hour. Put a few more cars on the streets of New York and movement will practically cease." It may be argued in rebuttal that if there had been as many horse- drawn vehicles in New York streets in the good old days as there are automobiles today, traffic congestion would have been even worse. It may further be suggested that the present-day New Yorker, if he rally is in a hurry, can leave his car at home and use the subway. But such rejoinders to the horse- : and-buggy comparisons won't help -'to solve a traffic problem which In New York, as elsewhere, is bound to get worse befora it gets better. "For sheer distortion of facts, we give you the statement issued formally in Washington by the Republican National Committee. In it the boast was made that Republican governors and legislators in various states were saving 'more than 100 millions in the next two years' by 'restoring sanity to unbalanced budgets.' We are constrained to ask Chairman Hamilton to be more specific as regards Pennsylvania. If the record shows any saving of money or puts the spotlight on 'men with the courage to wrestle with this problem,' we fail to see it. Hamilton calls it 'wrestling'; shadow-boxing is more ar urate/'— Pittsburgh Press (Ind.) The Old Army (And Navy) Game "Alf Landon's declaration that 'any' Republican candidate can win the presidency in 1940 is hereby re ferred to the committee investigat ing H. L. Mencken's remarkabl pre-election claim of 1936 that a Chinaman could beat Roosevelt The committee is still looking for the Chinaman."—Akron Beacon Journal (Rep.) "The amazing vote on the Town send bill in the House should bring the blush of shame to the cheek of every Republican 'economy' orator in the country. Who now is 'playing politics with human misery' and 'prostituting the Treasury' for lection support? The Republicali party record on the Townsend bill utterly destroys the G. 0. P. pretensions as the party of economic sobriety and conservatism. The New Deal record shines by contrast—a party which is not afraid to spend sensibly for business stimulation, ;o accept the responsibility for that spending and 'yet a party which does not stoop to quack political remedies. The G. 0. P. has not only stumbled—it has fallen on its ace!"—Philadelphia Record (Ind.) A PATRIOT Is a person who .thinks hi» country has the others beat In every patricular except adequate armament. YOU nee, we jnust be ready in "W« cannot keep out of the nwrt tr»r. If we weren't ready, we'd k*r« t* fc«et out. "A writer observes that the var- ous candidates bid for the Republican presidential nomination as if it vere a construction job. The lowest bid to date is that of Vandenburg. He offers to do the trick in four years. Vandenberg is a U. S. Senator; so was Harding. Vandenberg publishes a small midwestern newspaper; so did Harding. Vandenberg is counted the best dressed man in the Senate; so was Harding, though the former fails to possess the sauve good humor and vote-catching personality of the latter. So, we're asked to go Harding all over again, yet. even 'Back to Normalcy'!"—Atlantic City Press (Ind.) ENGLISH UP TO DATE Ordinarily the teacher has his or her hands full. Even following the old established ideas, it is no easy job to make a success of the boys and girls whose parents expect to see them turned out 100 per cent perfect for the battle of life. But the new wrinkles which are being constantly urged, add to the complications of school teaching. One of the latest is submitted by a business man. H© would have school English modernized so as to conform with actual practice in business. For instance, letters should drop tl>e polite introductory "Dear Sir" or "Dear Madam" and get right down to business. Having said whrt was absolutely necessary, the writer should quit and waste no time on tail-pieces like "Your humble and obedient servant" nor even the crisp "Yours truly." This is perhaps a crude example of what pedagogues have to deal with, but it isn't more far-fetched than various of the novel proposals in almost every branch of ~-' work. Our own advice is—"Be not the first by whom the new is tried, nor yet the last to lay the old aside.** OF COURSE, COULD ASK OUR NAV TO JAPANESE DIPLOMAT Man About Manhattan By Tmtkcr Washington Daybook WASHINGTON, Aug. 11.—The ast-minute legislative jam in the Senate stopped the War and Navy departments from extending our hemispherical defense network down along the coasts of South America. Legislation was proposed to let ,atin American republics buy our most modern air and coast defense weapons direct from the army and navy. The law already permits hem to buy munitions here from private concerns. But private L 7 . concerns, don't manufacture heavy-calibre coast defense weap- ns nor the speed-firing and sight- ng devices for anti-aircraft operation. The only place the Latin Amer- can countries have been able to juy such equipment is in Europe. They are buying it extensively, 'rices are much lower than for Am- rican stuff. Only recently Brazil laced an order for $60,000,000 worth of German artillery and oth- r war material. Germany took otton, coffee and other raw products in exchange. Brazil is building three destroy- TS from American steel, but, now hey are about finished, she can't )uy U.S. guns for them although he U.S. navy has large stocks. The State department doesn't ike the idea of European nations, notably Germany and Italy, supply- ng South American nations. The department thinks it is likely to vin the Latin Americans away from he U. S. orbit. Ammunition Must Fit The army and navy have an equal nterest in the thing. World war, the IT. S. In case of a and the oth- r American republics likely would ie shoulder to shoulder in defense f this hemisphere. If the repnb- By Preston Graver lies to the south were equipped with European weapons they could buy no fresh supplies of ammunition during the war. And nothing • made by the U. S. would fit. The army and navy hoped—and expected—that orders for anti-aircraft and coast defense weapons would come from a number of South American nations. Although the bill permitted them also to buy battleships or smaller craft, the navy people don't expect they will. The navy does not look for much hemispherical defense from the Latin American navies. One modern battleship and a few heavy cruisers could put all the South Amearican navies to rout. But of special importance to the navy are bases and safe harbors along the American coast. In a war these bases would be of tremendous importance. Rio de Janeiro, for instance, would need anti-aircraft weapons to shoot away raiding bombers. It would need coast defense weapons to protect the docks and war stores for the fighting forces. Altogether six American republics have indicated they would like U. S. weapons. Sumner Welles, undersecretary of state, has told the House and Senate foreign relations committees that all the Latin American nations approve the legislation. The Other Side The House passed the bill late in the session but opposition in the Senate foreign relations committee held up the legislation until the final hours of the session. By the time it was released from the committee, it was too late. Four Republican members, Borah of Idaho, Johnson of California, White of Maine and Vandenberg of Michigan, said the bill would do far more harm than good. Instead of promoting hemispherical good feeling, they said, it would breed discord and rivalry in Latin America. If U. S. agreed to build a ship or two for one South American country, they said, all others would get panicky. After all, the balance of power in South America Is almost as delicate as in Europe. Further, they argued, there is a genuine dislike in America for put- tin the U. S. in the munitions business. "The U. S. shouldn't be huckstering military weapons and battleships to our neighbors to the south," said Johnson. The Army, Navy and State departments answered that the countries can already buy whatever they wish abroad, so discord would-not result just because they bought American. The thing will come up next session and probably will skid through like a wet cluck. NEW YORK, Aug. 11.—The man who makes certain debutantes what they are—and th' means page-one celebrities with offers of Hollywood and New York contracts—is Chick Farmer, a pleasant youn£ man who does it all in the interest of a night club. He had a hand in making Brenda Frazier the most talked of glamor deb in America last year. Of course, a young lady must have plenty of money and must photograph well before Mr. Farmer will exercise hia peculiar talents ia elevating her to superstar roles. The Stork club, El Morocco, and Twenty-one are supposed to be the three places which debutantes just can't resist. And the Stork club is their favorite hang-out. You walk in there at lunchtime or around 5 o'clock in the afternoon, and the faces you see around the tables are an alphabetical representation of the money influence in the east. They're all young and they all look older than they are. Though they have independent incomes, these 17 and 18-year-old girls are all talking about jobs. They seem to have a craving to make money—not money for money's sake, but they like to have a few dollars they don't have to ask their parents' for. * * * For instance, I was talking to Chic one afternoon when a society reporter came in and asked him to make arrangements for some pictures with a well-known debutante. "Oh. sure," replied Chick. He signalled a waiter, who plugged a telephone into the wall and handed it across. Chick called the home of this debutante. (He pulled that number right out of his hat—he knows the number of every debutante in New York.) When the girl was on, he said, "Honey, want to do a little favor for Chick?" She said she'd just love to do a favor for Chick. "Okay, then, you be down here tomorrow at 3 o'clock so we can take some pictures. There'll be $10 in it for you." * * * When he said $10 you could almost hear this lass squeal. Chick pays that $10 spot out of his pocket. Of course, he's on an expense account. Right now Chick is intent on finding a successor to Brenda Frazier, whose name and -pictures were plastered all over America. Who the lucky girl will be no one knows—yet. But 17-year-old Mary Steele of New York is getting a great send-off at the moment. She probably will be IT. * * * Something t o envy is Jimmy Cagney's energy. Before going into a scene, he stands outside camera range doing a small, entl^si- astic tap routine. Explains a friend of his from the days when: "He used to do that to keep warm, when he didn't have -an overcoat. It's great when you're waiting, bs- lieve it or not,for a streetcar on a cold windy night." * * » Man's best friend may be 1 the dog, but I can't help wondering if Ronald Colman will believe it after "The Light That Failed." The pooch in the picture is stealing us many scenes as little Carolyn Lee purloined from Madeleine Carroll iu "Are Husbands Necessary?" JUST FOLKS By EDGAR A. GUEST Sweet corn growers are passing through another season of severe ravages by earworms. How to reduce this menace by a round-the-year program of effective combat is explained In our sweet corn earworm control leaflet. Every gardener should have a copy at once. If you have not already obtained this guide, or wish another copy for your neighbor, ask for it today by sending a 3-cent stamp with this announcement, including name and address. And If you have any garden questions, do not hestitate to write the editor a letter. NAME STREET OR ROUTE POSTOFFICE STATE Address letter to the DAILY MAIL Agricultural Editor, Box 1528, Washington, D. C. Hughes Plans For Flight To France WASHINGTON, Aug. 11.—Howard Hughes, famous sportsman- flier, has requested the permission of the Federal government to make a flight from the United States to Paris at a high altitude. This was disclosed here by an official of the Civil Aeronautics Authority, who said that Hughes was planning to use a so-called "strato- liner." This is a four-motor Boeing plane. The CAA and the State Department immediately began studying the project. No further word as to Hughes' plans was given out. THINGS OF THE SOIL By DAN VAN GORDER Questions of lawns, rardena, poultry, livestock, orcharding and general tannlni? »r« discussed In thin department. Reader* have hor« access to th* information and advice furnished by our agricultural editor. Inquirle- on all phases of noils and crop* will b* answered by return mail. Address '.utters to Tho Mall Information Bureau. Van Qorder Servlc*. Inc.. VVaahlntton. D. C. Aids In Corn Earworm Control. Gardeners and farmers whose sweet corn and field corn crops have suffered from ravages by earworms through the years are gaining much useful information from experiments conducted by agricultural authorities, supplemented by widespread practical experiences of growers. To date it appears that major control measures must continue in a fourfold scope: (!' Direct combat of the worms; (2) Increasing bird life; (3) Selecting seed ears of types to resist worm attacks; and (4) Destruction of the over-wintering forms. Sweet corn growers have long neglected to adopt direct measures of controlling the earworm, although it is true that methods are not fully effective. However, killing by combat or prevention of the worms reaching the growing ears is worth continued study. This consists chiefly of dusting the young silks with a mixture of arsenate half-and-half of lead and superfine dusting sulphur. Emphasis in this work must be placed on IT LOOKS LIKE A FAIR YEAR FOR THE FARMER Pasturage damaged some shallow-roc destroyed by drou affected. Conditions rious in some sections Unusual near and dryness has hurt pastures and late spring wheat. Livestock in ^ood shape. Most wheat harvested. Prospective crop is 700 million bushels, compared with 930 million Corn conditions generally very good. Prospects are for i large crop—around 2,500,000,000 bushels. last year.' Supplies expected to be ample b«- ca use of la ree ca rryover. Corn, potatoes, pastures in good condition. Progress of cotton gencr- Sugar beets good, irrigation ally good. Prospective crop 11 to 12 million bales— smaller than average. Price outlook unfavorable be- Bumper crop or cigarette tobacco at low prices. Extreme heat Damages some fruits and vegetables. Crop conditions generally good. Rice crops doing well, but shortage of water threatens in some sections. Crazing ranges need moisture. Grasshopper menace in Eastern Colorado. good, truck stuffs fair to good. cause of big carryover. Crop conditions and prospects were general?/ good on August t—despite the sever* drought In the northeastern state* and drought conditions in the plains from North Dakota to Texas, The map, based on unofficial est?males y show* the general situation. filling the silks with, the insecticidal dust when the moths first deposit their eggs, which occurs only when the silks are green and moist. Several growers report that by cutting the newly protruding silks oft close to the car tip the egg-laying moths are frustrated in the efforts to propagate -worms. Of course, ears deprived of their silks by this practice are unfit for seed purposes. Many species of birds feed on the egg-laying moths as well as the worms after they drop from the ears. In this problem, as with numerous other predacious garden, orchard and farm insect enemies, man wlil find his greatest ally in his war on dangerous insects among birds. OC course, home-grown corn seed, both garden and field varieties, should be selected from the standing stalk. In choosing ears for ] this purpose, types which have I closely fitting husks over the end I should be gi'ven preference over cars which expose the grain. In the field of experimentation valuable information has been gained in recent years on the subject of cultivation as a means of reducing the number of over-wintering ear worms. To understand and practice effective methods. It Is necessary to observe how this insect spends its winter. After feeding to full size in the ear, the worm gnaws its way out through the husks or travels out through the ear tip and drops to the ground. There it burrows to a depth of 3 to 10 inches where it builds a protective form about itself and lives over winter, emerg- ng the next spring or summer as the adult moth. But before constructing this over-winter cell, the worm carefully* prepares an open tribe up near to the soil surface so the moth can easily come forth the next season. Deep fall plowing or spading has ieen found the most effective way to destroy these hibernating forms, pupae as they are called. Fall disking is the second most effective practice, followed in order by early spring plowing or spading and spring disking. Too, it is observed that these practices are more effec- ive in soils liberally supplied with humus than in the heavier clay types of loam. YOUR POULTS Deserve the Best. CONKEY'S Y. O. TURKEY DEVELOPER Grown Thrm Otrt Fn«t#r. HOWARD'S T R, Baltimore §t, n»<m« * LEARNED FROM A CADDIE The farmer boys rise at the break of day To walk to the course where city men play. They caddie for hire and beyond a doubt Our faults and follies they soon find out, And from all we do and the way we fuss What city men are they learn from us. But we from the city from them can learn How the farmers manage their meals to earn. "Jack," said I, to a youngster new, "Tell me, what does your father do?" And he answered me, as bright as you please, "My father, sir, is a keeper of bees!" And since never, though much in this world I've done, I'd knowingly walked with a bee- man's son Twixt every shot of the golf I played I talked with that boy of his father's trade. rents orchards and buckwheat fields For the harvest of honey the summer yields. He carries the bees and the hives about And where bloom is thickest he sets them out, And when summer is over and cold is fall He gathers his bees in colonies small OC five or six. In a warm thicU sack He wraps them up till the spring comes back. * * + What matters the game? Was it lost or won? All this I learned from the bee- man's son. Lee H. Joannes has been reelected president of the Green Bay Packers national professional league football club. Double-checked to assun accurate dosage GENUINE PURE A9PIRHN CONSULT US For complete details of available fire protection. R. M. Hays & Bros., Inc. Meilink Safes Second National The Oldest Bank in Hagerstown OFFICE EQUIPMENT Hagerstown Bookbinding & Printing Co. TELEPHONE 2000—2001 For Perspiration, Body Odor, Food Odor, Try RU-CO 25c Rudy's Rexa " Pharmacy Hotel Hamilton Corner Visit The New Wayside Furniture Mart 6 Miles West of Hagerstown NEAR GATEWAY INN PHONE 4088 F3 L. Keller Garver, Mgr. W.J.E.J. 6.I5P* SALE Women's SHOES ... EARLES Dept. Store 74 West WanhlMKton Street Electric Cooking A»k for Proof M Your ELECTRIC Range Dealer Electric Fans R. D. McKEE Bohman-Warne,' Inc. Fhont 85—35 West Franklin St. REMEMBER August Clearance Sale Now Going On BENTZ & DUNN North Potomao Street

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