The Daily Mail from Hagerstown, Maryland on August 12, 1939 · Page 1
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

The Daily Mail from Hagerstown, Maryland · Page 1

Hagerstown, Maryland
Issue Date:
Saturday, August 12, 1939
Page 1
Start Free Trial

DAY BY DAY The Herald-Mail Freih Air Kiddie*, after becoming acclimated and accustomed to new surroundings, are having the time of their lives. WEATHER . Fair tonight, partly ctoudy tomorrow; not much change in temperature. PYI Itin "IRQ Published daily (tic*pt Sunday) hy th« Mall Publishing C«. V^^Vl. l^w. iOi7« Entered u Mcead-clau m*tt«r at th« Ha»«rstown Po«tofflc«. HAGERSTOWN, MD., SATURDAY, AUGUST 12, 1939. SINGLE COPIES, 3 CENTS Socially Prominent Divorcee Shot; Assailant Kills Himself POLICEMAN IS SHOT TRYING TO SAVE HER "Jealous stanth' Admirer" Dies In- After Shooting In Bedroom SMITHTOWN BRANCH, N. Y., Aug. 12 (#»)—A socially prominent young divorcee was shot and critically wounded, after a house party on the fashionable Long Island north shore today by a man described by State Police Lieutenant Charles LaForge as "a jealous admirer." The assailant fired, three shots at Mrs. Elizabeth Greve Caldwell Carolyn of Delafield Farm, Noroton, Conn.; wounded a state trooper who tried to save her, then turned the gun on himself and sent four bullets into his heart. He died almost instantly. Lieutenant LaForge identified him as Lawrence Sprague, 30, son of Dr. Shirley E. Sprague, New York City physician. The shooting occurred iu the pretentious summer home of Mrs. Madeline Waterman Higgins, 31, daughter-in-law of the late Charles Higgins of New York, head of the Higgins Ink Company. Mrs. Higgins told police she had been separated from her husband, Tracy Higgins, since .Tune. Mrs. Carolyn, «-ho used her maiden name of Greve, is the daughter of William Greve, weal- 1hy ex-president of the Prudence Bond Company of Brooklyn which in 1923 insured his life for $1,000.000. Greve was in Bermuda when the shooting occurred and made plans to fly here at once. His daughter was taken to Southsicle Hospital. Bay shore. Mrs. Higgins said Sprague had telephoned Mrs. Carolyn about 10 Capital Wonders Whether McNutt Will Carry F. D. R. Endorsement Aligns Himself With Major Roosevelt Pronouncements. WASHINGTON, Aug. 12, (IP).— The capital wondered today whether Paul V. McNutt might go into the 1940 Democratic convention with President Roosevelt's endorsement as a "liberal" candidate for i : ie Presidential nomination. Speculation as to the Federal Security Administrator's chances of winning White House support, in the event that Mr. Roosevelt does not seek a .third term-, was stirred by events at the national convention of young Democrats in Pittsburgh. On Thursday, the President sent a message to the convention warning that, if the Democrats nominated "conservative candidates or lip- (Coutinued OH Page 12) PAUL V. McNUTT AS BAD AS BULL IN CHINA SHOP CHARLOTTB.N. C., Aug. 12 (/P).—A neighbor's pet monkey entered the Grady Hawfield's house while they were away and scattered lipstick, lingerie, flowers and clothing over the living room; unwound spools of thread; took pepper and salt shakers upstairs; chewed wax paper and stuck wads on the kitchen walls; and opened a kitchen sink faucet and left the water running. Kelly Demands F.D.R. Run Aain o'clock last night a few hours after (Continued on Page 12) Forest Blaze Menaces Town Sudden Shift In Wind Saves Mill Village For Time Being. SPOKANE, Wash., Aug. 12 (#>)— Spirit Lake, Idaho, a little mill vil- nge of 000 persons, was half-eucir- clccl today hy a million dollar forest fire that roared up to the town's edge last night, only to be turned aside by the fickle wind that had been Its ally. Fifteen hundred fire lighters— CCC enrollces, forest service workers, townspeople and fire companies from nearby villages—formed a protective cordon around the town. The fire, which had smouldered for several days after roaring down from Mt. Spokane to blacken 70,000 acres 45 miles north of Spokane, was whipped to new life yesterday by a sudden gale. While their men fought the fire. Spirit Lake "women packed household goods; then mauy stood guard outside their doors, beating out wind-borne embers as they fell. STRIKE ENDED ATLANTIC CTY, N. J.. Aug. 12 (;P). — Fifteen thousand striking "hnilding trades workers in the United States had "back-to-work" orders today from the building trades department of the American Federation of Labor. The workers had been on strike because of union jurisdictionnl disputes. WEATHER Maryland: Fair tonight: Sunday partly cloudy; not much change in temperature. Chesapeake Bay: Mostly clear tonight: Sunday partly cloudy and i continued moderately warm with i moderately high humidity: gentle to moderate southerly winds. Believes Third Term Sentiment Of Young Democrats. PITTSBURGH, Aug. 12. (JP). Mayor Edward J. Kelly of Chicago today demanded that President Roosevelt run for a third term. Before the National convention of Young Democratic clubs of America that cheered and applauded his words, Kelly said he believed a third term wns the sentiment of the convention. Recalling- Roosevelt's words that he had enlisted for the duration of the "social struggle,'' the mayor said: "In this economic war against starvation and unemployment and in this social struggle against insecurity, Mr. President, we demand that you continue as commander-in- ohief of our liberal humanitarian government. "You have lost your right to your own personal life. You do not belong to yourself. You belong to the people and the people wain your continued leadership." BOMB WRECKS JAP OFFICE SHANGHAI. Aug. 12 (Jp)—A bomb explosion tonight demolished the offices of a Japanese-controlled shipping office here, injured nine Chinese seriously and several others slightly. The blast came as Shanghai, jittery on the eve of the second anniversary of the outbreak of warfare in the Shanghai area, prepared to cope with an anticipated wave of violence. A heavy bomb, evidently thrown from the top of Embankments House, a big apartment house, struck in from, of and destroyed the Japanese Navigation Bureau, an organization of the Japanese- dominated local regime for controlling small boat, traffic on Sooohow creek. WEEKLY WEATHER Weather outlook for the period August 14 to August 1!>. inclusive: North and Middle Atlantic States: Occasional showers first half oi" week followed by mostly fair weather. Temperatures generally above normal first, part, of wr and near normal latter part. FRENCH "DIAPER DERBY" PRAISED PARIS, Aug. 12 (#»)—The newspaper 1'Ordc applauded today the French government's plan to give cash prizes in a national "Diaper Derby" aimed to increase the birthrate. P.ut it pointedly observed that Maginot Line military service for thousands of young husbands who 1 sit deep underground—away from home—might be a deterrent to realizing the objective. So the newspaper suggested that Premier Oaladier allow voting married m^n without oh:l- dr^n TO do th^ir army service ni>. and a fin^ program is being ar- j nearer Th," family hearth and not ranged. There will be no speaking, j in tunnels below the Rhine valley. Democratic Women Will Hold Picnic The Women's Democratic Club of Hagerstown will hold a picnic next Wednesday evening. August 16, beginning at 5 o'clock in the park hack of the municipal swimming pool. The picnic, a box lunch affair, will take the place of the regularly scheduled meeting of the club Monday night. Mrs. Charles Mask is the chairman of the committee arranging for the picnic and said that she experts a record turnout. Games will ho onr> of the features of the pic- NYE URGES A PROGRESSIVE Warns Had Republican Party It .Better Get Over 'Cocksureness'' WASHINGTON, Aug. 12 (£>)— The Republican party received a warning today from one of its members, Senator Nye of North Dakota, that it had better get over its "cocksureness" and nominate a progressive presidential candidate if it expected to win in 19-10. Nye told reporters that "if the Republican party is going to get anywhere in 1040 it has got to make up its mind that its candidate and platform are going to have to be forward looking and progressive." "Both," he said, "will have to entertain the desire to maintain and improve some of the advances that have been established under the New Deal. "While it is doubtless true that the American people are quite ready and eager for change, it definitely does not follow that They are ready for the type of candidate or leadership that would adopt a do-nothing policy or a policy of destroying leg- slation that has for its purpose an improvement of our social welfare." SQUALUS AGAIN IS LIFTED FROM OCEAN FLOOR Three Pontoons Break Surface, Indicating Sub 80 Feet From Bottom PORTSMOUTH, N. H., Aug. 12 (fp), —Apparently climaxing successfully the most difficult phase of a history-making salvage operation, the TJ. S. Navy today lifted the flooded submarine Squalus from the ocean floor that has gripped her almost continuously since May 23. Approximately two hours after the uuwieldly stern of the subma rine was lifted from its bed of mud the partially-flooded bow was rais ed to a position about 60 feet from the sea bottom and preparations were made to tow the Squalus and the salvage ship Falcon to shallower water off the Isle of Shoals abom five miles distant. Shortly before 9 a. m. (EST) the three pontoons attached to the tremendously heavy water-filled stern of the craft broke the surface amid a wild flurry of foam, indicating the after compartment had been lifted SO feet from the bottom. Without warning, save for a sudden burst of air bubbles, the three topmost stern pontoons broke the surface simultaneously, throwing foam fully 15 feet into the air. The pontoons themselves broke almost clear of the water, sank beneath the surface and rose again to ride side by side on the calm sea. A calm sea stirred only by the smallest ground swell, a clear warm sun, and an absence of breeze gave (Continued on Page 12) Indicted Drop Back WPA Office Workers Readjustment Being Made In Administrative Department. A readjustment of administrative uid supervisory employes of the iVorks Projects Administration in Washington county becomes effec- ive August 15 and September 1. it vas learned. The move is being uade to bring the administrative lepartment within the Scope of the •ecently enacted bill in Congress. Some of the administrative work- rs will be dropped back as project personnel. This readjustment of administra- ive and supervisory personnel is >eing made throughout the area. In the meantime, the dropping t skilled and sem-skilled W. P. A. vorkers who have been employed or a period of IS months, is com- Seating the readjustment of crews m some of the projects in the ounty. Until such a time as re- ssignments are made, these pro- ects will undoubtedly be operated vith difficultv. SECOND ARMY PLANE CRASHES LANGLEY FIELD, Va., Aug. 12 (7P).—An army plane crashed near here today in the second crackup and burning of a Langley Field plane in 24 hours. The pilot and a passenger jumped in parachutes, hut it was not learned immediately if they escaped injury. Langley Field officials announced that an attack plane of the eighth pursuit group had crashed about 15 miles northwest of the post, where yesterday two officers and seven men met death in the loss of a bomber. The plane was piloted by Second Lieutenant C. T. Murrell, of the Air Corps Reserves, and the passenger was Private Amelio Lenzeni. FENCE ON FIRE Several boards of.a fence in the rear of the first block of North Locust street caurht fir e around 7:30 o'clock this morning, but the blaze was extinguished by the time firemen arrived. The origin of the fire is unknown. NO LICENSE Markwood Detrow, 33, Boonsboro, was fined $10 and costs in city court this morning for operating a car without a license. Deputy Sheriff C. B. Bender made the arrest. M. L. Annenberg, (above) Chi cago and Philadelphia publisher was indicted by a Federal gi'anc jury in Chicago on charges of evad ing payment of income taxes, inter est and penalties totaling $=>,500,000 TWO TRAINS IN COLLISION Rush Ambulances To Scene Of Sides-wiping Near Denver, Colo. DENVER, Aug. 12 (JP).— Ou e maj was killed and an estimated 35 per sons were injured today in a colli sion of two passenger trains on crossing switch in South Denver. DENVER, Aug. 12 (JP).— Two pas senger trains collided today at a cross over switch in South Denver and all available ambulances were ordered to the- scene. The Santa Fe railroad's chief dispatcher said northbound Sante Fe train No; 6 and the Denver & Rio Grande Western's southbound train No. 1 "sideswiped" at the cross over. "All we're doing uow is getting ambulances out there as fast as possible," he added. The two railroads use the same track beyond the cross over running south from Denver to Pueblo. The Santa Fe train was entering Denver. The Denver Rio Grande Western had pulled out of the station southbound only a few minutes before the crash. MOBS ATTACK SYNAGOGUES BRATISLAVA. Slovakia, Aug. 12 7P)—Police reinforcements patrolled Bratislava's ghetto today following mob attacks on two synagogues. Terrified Jews hid in their homes tnd ghetto streets were deserted except for police. It was believed he mobs had taken valuable religious-objects from the two places of worship. Jews were beaten in public cafes and driven into the streets. Police mtrols did uot appear, however, intil after 4 a. m. Blair's Valley Scene Today Of Unique Picnic; Thousands There Usual Large Crowd Gathers Today For Annual Affair Started In This County More Than Forty Years Ago. Here Is What New Security Act Changes Mean To You WASHINGTON, Aug. 12 (IP).— What benefits can you expect under the revise system of Federal old- age insurance? The amendments to the Social Security law, which President Roosevelt signed yesterday, provide a definite formula for computing benefits of those covered by the act. The basic monthly benefit for a single individual who reaches 65 will be 40 per cent of average monthly wages up to the first ?50 That portion of average monthly wages in excess of $250 cannot be •counted in the computation, however. For each year that an individual has been covered under the insurance program, his benefit will be increased by 1 per cent. If the beneficiary who retires at 65 is married and his wife also is 65, the wife will receive a supplementary benefit amounting to 50 of that for her hnusband. First benefits will be paid in January next year. Widows of insured individuals, 65 years of ag e or older, will be entitled to a benefit equal to three- fourth of the basic benefit which their husbands would have received had they lived. A widow under 65, who has no children under IS, will receive a (Continued on Pagf 12) The following table lists benefits which will accrue to various insured income groups upon reaching 65, along with the additional benefits they will receive if their spouses also are 65: Average Monthly Wage of $50 Years of coverage under the old age insurance program Single -3 5 10 20 30 40 .$20.60 . 21.00 . 22.00 . 24.00 . 26.00 . 28.00 Married $30.90 31.50 33.00 36.00 39.00 40.00 Average Monthly Wage of $100 3 25.75 38.63 5 26.25 33.38 10 S7.50 41.25 20 30.00 45.00 30 32.50 48.75 40 35.00 52.50 Average Monthly Wage Of $150 3 30.90 46.25 5 31.50 47.25 10 33.00 49.50 20 36.00 54.00 30 39.00 58.50 40 42.00 63.00 Average Monthly Wage Of $250 3 41.20 61.80 5 42.00 63.00 10 44.00 66.00 20 48.00 72.00 30 52.00 78.00 40 56.00 84.00 Refuses To Add 11 Feet To Mountain TACOMA, Wash., Aug. 12 (£»). A National Park official turned thumbs down today on Tacoma Chamber of Commerce plans to add 11 feet atop nearby Mt. Rainier so as to edge out Mt. Massive in Colorado for the title of third highest peak in the country. Alarmed by the depressing news from park service headquarters that the Colorado hill was found to be 10 feet higher, the chamber announced it would send an exped'tion up the 14,- 40S-foot Rainier to roll up a snowball or something and add another 11 feet to the top. The chamber said it acted on he premise that any superstructure would be as good as the mountain itself provided it was made of the same materials. But O. A. Tomlinson, superintendent of Rainier National Park, said Mt. Rainier would stay "as is" even though a mound might restore it to its former place as third highest. "A lot of people take the parks very seriously," he said. "If we should let a group build something on the mountain, even for a lark or as a publicity stunt, many people would be perturbed. I'm afraid we shall have to abide by the facts." It's a beautiful day for a picnic— but even if it were not, the Blair's Valley picnic would be held todav, sunshine or no sunshine. The picnic has taken place on tho second Saturday in August, for almost, as long as the valley residents can remember—weather notwithstanding. Sponsored by the Church .of God established there in 1SOS. the picnic attracts large crowds from surrounding states annually and even though the state police direct the traffic, roadspaoe is at a premium from ft a. m. on through the day. More in the form of a homecom ing than merely an outing, the picnic program follows traditional lin^s. Tb^re are always speeches, band music and Community sing- ine; no gam^s and Contests—unless ?r>me boy? croup together to see who can eat the most chicken. Most of the picnickers bring along enough food for both dinner and supper and rarely leave for home until long after dark. The picnic grounds were given to the church by John H. Clopper, founder of the picnic, and the large plot of wooded ground will remain the property of U'e church as long as there is any church. Each year the bleachers and tables are cleaned up and the bandstand repaired after the winter's damage. Modern touch at today's picnic is the amplifying system which has been installed for the occasion. Most memorable of all the picnics was the one. about five years ago when ihe Rev. Updegraff, na tionally known speaker of the Church of God, gave The main address of the day. That. y(*ar there (Continued on Page 12) Baby With Heart Outside Is Dying MANILA, Aug. 12 (jp)— Six-day- id Mary Heart Rafael, whose leart is encased in a cocktail glass n her chest, developed bronchical ineumonia tonight. Physicians re- orted she had but a short time to ive. After pneumonia set in, the in- ant suffered almost continuous yanotic attack?, in which the sur- ace of the body turns blue from nsufficient aeration of the blood, sually caused by malformation of the heart. HITLER MEETS AXIS ENVOYS Fuehrer Confers With Ciano And Von Ribbentrop; To Pass On Policy BERCHTSGADEN, G e r m.a n y, Aug. 12 (#>).—Adolf- Hitler and the foreign ministers of Germany and Italy held a lengthy conference on Rome-Berlin axis policy today in the Fuehrer's mountain chalet near here. Hitler gave Count Galeazzo Ciano, the Italian minister, a hearty welcome when he arrived by motor car from Salzburg at 7:30 a.m., E.S.T. There was a roll of drums from the Fuehrer's black-uniformed body guard as Ciano's car rolled up in front of the Berghof. Stepping out on the terrace the Fuehrer, accompanied by Foreign Minister Joa(Continued on Page 12) HEADWORK GOODHUE, Minn.. Aug. 12, (/P)-— Elmer Carlson is taking on all insects these days. Stung ten times by humble bees as he cut a clover field, the harassed farmer covered a box like frame with screen and fitted it over his head. "It's darned uncomfortable, but it solves the problem," he averred. Tavern Operator Cited To Appear Graham Culbert, Already Under Bond, Ordered Before Board. Graham A. Culbert, proprietor of Honey's Tavern, near Boonsboro, has been ordered to appear before the Board of License Commissioners next Friday morning to show cause why his license should not be revoked or suspended for selling beer during the off hours of Sunday. Culbert was arrested last week on a warrant charging him with the offense and is being held under bond for Grand Jury action. He is alleged to have sold several bottles of beer to several young men on Sunday morning a week ago. • ONLYENOUGH FUEL TO LAST UNTIL 10 AI Pair Took Off From Nova Scotia Yesterday With Ireland As Goal DUBLIN, Aug. 12 (£>)—Ireland remained without word of the American fliers, Alex Loeb and Dick Decker, as the deadline for their fuel was reached this afternoon.- ; It was estimated their their fuel could only last to. 4 p. m. (10 a. m. EST)' on their attempt to fly from St. Peter's, Nova Scotia; to Ireland, in a monoplane like Col. Charles A.. Lindbergh used to fly to Paris 12 years ago. They took off at 9:04 a', m.,; EST, yesterday with gasoline for an estimated 25 hours of flying but with hopes of reaching Ireland non-stop in 22 hours. ; The weather generally was favorable on this side with westerly •winds prevailing and visibility; exr cellent off the Irish coast there. Coast guard stations kept a close lookout. • Parents Surprised ROCHESTER, N. Y.,- Aug. 12 "(#). Parents of Richard Decker, 23, are "completely surprised" at his attempt to fly the Atlantic ocean from St. Peter's, N. S., to Ireland. • "We knew nothing about it,'-' said j\:r. and Mrs. Abraham Deckter when informed their son had taken off with Alexander Loeb, 32, on the ocean-spanning attempt. Richard, they said, dropped the "T" from his name after graduation, from high school. He has two sisters, Celia and Dorothy. The latter was to have left last midnight for New York City to spend the week-end with her brother. Memory Causes Arrest Of Man Fear Frederick Butiness School Head Victimized Countians. The good memory of a Hagerstown man was the undoing of an alleged embezzler, -who recently opened a Frederick business school. John C. Evans, head of the Frederick institution, was arrested earlier in the week on a charge of embezzlement growing out of the alleged absconding with tuition fees at Asbury, N. J. A quiet investigation by E. J. Hajek, president of the Hagerstown Business College, resulted in Evans* arrest. Mr. Hajek recalled a man named Evans who disappeared about 20 years ago from a Tennessee city with tuition funds. When he learned through advertisements in metropolitan newspapers that * man named Evans "was opening & business school at Frederick, lie contacted an accredited businew school association and learned that a man named Evans was wanted In New Jersey from where he had suddenly disappeared after collecting tuition fees from students. New Jersey officials were notified that Evans was in Frederick and they immediately had him arrested. Evans, it was learned, had engaged a number of agents, some of whom, it is reported, solicited studenti In Washington county. These agents usually collect the initial fee for enrollment. WEEDS ABLAZE Burning weeds on a vacant lot j in the 600 block of North Prospect I streets called out firemen at 12:30 i o'clock this noon. The blaze was! extinguished without difficulty in spite of the sirons: breeze blowing at the time. Missing Broker's Body Is Recovered OCEAN CITY, Aug. 12, (JP).— The body of William E. Dally, missing 63-year-old Salisbury, Md-, investment broker, was found today by Coast Guardsmen in the beach one- fourth of a mile south of Ocean City. William Larsen of the North Beach Coast Guard crew notified Capt. T. T. Moore of the Ocean City Coast Guard the body had been washed ashore on the south side of the inlet. Moore left immediately to bring the body here. TALKS RESUMED MOSCOW, Aug. 12 MR).—British- French-Soviet staff talks aimed at an agreement for a three-power mutual assistance pact began here today. V SLAYER FACES SPEEDY TRIAL WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Aug, 12 (;p)—Florida authorities sought today a speedy trial for Charles Jefferson, charged with, the murder of Ruth Frances Dunn, pretty high school girl who wanted to be a movie st&r. The Palm Beach county grand jury will convene Tuesday to hear witnesses recount the lurid atory of kidnaping, rape and murder told by Jefferson in a written statement made public by County Solicitor W. E. Roebuck. Jefferson, bogus "talent scout/* confessed he enticed Miss Dunn, 17, and blonde Jean Bolton, 19, to leart their homes with lures of ntovit jobs. He said he stabbed and allot Miss Ihnrn to death and held MlM Bolton captive for three daft, . JU •>r\ 41 I Li

What members have found on this page

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 11,200+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free