The Daily Mail from Hagerstown, Maryland on August 12, 1939 · Page 8
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SIX THE DAILY MAIL, HAGERSTOWN, MD., SATURDAY, AUGUST 12, 1939. (Established 1811) Published every evening except Sunday by The Mail Publishing Com* puny. 25 Summit Avenue, Haceri- town. Maryland. J. A. HAW KEN Editor National Advertising Representatives: Burke. Kuipers & Maboney, Inc. New York. 1203 Graybar Building: Chicag-o. 203 North Wabash Avenue; Atlanta. 1601 Rhodes-Haverty Building: Dallas. 807 Southwestern Life Building: Oklahoma City. 55S First National Building-. Address all communications to The Daily Mail Editorial, Business or Circulation Department not to individuals. K. PHILLIPS...General Manager C. & P. Phone 104-105-106 •ame number* reach all department itamber AudU: Bureau of Circulation SUBSCRIPTION RATES (All Subscription Rates Payable In Advance) Mingle Copy ........... ...... ..... 03 < )n« Month ................ ___ 55 <>n« fear (by carrier) ......... 6.01 ; Jy Mail ( UT? to Fourth Zone) . . 6.0« , fourth, ,Fifth and Sixth Zones. 8.5* , Seventh and Eighth Zones 9:50 Entered at . the postoffice at Ha- fferstown as 2nd class matter Dec. It 1S9S. MEMBER ASSOCIATED OF THIS PRBM The Associated Preas la exclut* ir«ly entitled to the use of publication of all news dispatches credited to It or not otherwise credited tu this paper and also local news pub« lished therein. All right* of publication of upecial dispatch*! hertlr ar* also reserved. Salt For Health More salt and you won't mind the heat, says the Public Health Service, which prescribes liberal doses. If salt lost in perspiration is not replaced regularly and in adequate amounts, an official of the Health Service says, the sweat glands of the body close UP and heat prostration results. And the Health Service has statistics to back up its advice. Some steel plants and other industries in which men work in excessive heat have cut the number of heat prostrations by as much as 98 per cent by providing salt tablets at every drinking fountain. Editorial Comment on Old Guard Campaign "After the effective Republican scrapping of economy at this session of Congress, the sudden desire of Representative Martin, Republican floor leader, for a ten per cent reduction in all appropriations "properly susceptible-" to such a cut, has its humorous touch. Where was Mr. Martin and his colleagues when 'extravagances' were gaily voted by the Republicans in both Senate and House?" — Nashville Tennesseean (Ind. Dem.) DRESS REHEARSAL OR WAR 87 the end of August, according to .authoritative sources, Continental Europe will have- more than 1,000,000 men under arms. This circumstance is given added signin- cance by reason of reports from Berlin that throughout Germany there is increased tension, arising from the belief that Fuehrer Hitler will not delay the fulfillment of his plans for the seizure of Danzig. Many evidences which indicate imminent action are cited. Most important, of course, is the mobilization of 2,000,000 men, a total which will "be increased by 500,000 before the end pf the month. Holiday excursions planned by the Strength Through Joy labor organizations have been cancelled, with no reason given. Schools in frontier districts have been instructed not to reopen next week—the traditional end of the German vacation. Through press, radio and the spoken word, the campaign of hate against Poland has been intensified. Sale of gasoline to "private motor- istt has been curtailed severely, while extraordinary measures have b««n adopted to bring about an increase in coal production. Meanwhile, throughout Europe there is in progress what amounts to general mobilization of men, equipment and supplies, while in the Far Fast a diversion is being created by Japan, in accordance with axis tactics, to distract Russia and Britain from concentration upon European developments. From this situation war may develop but it almost appears as if every nation in Europe expects war. ont in six months, a year or two years, but within a month. If these fears are not fulfilled there will be substance for the belief that the age of miracles has not passed. THE time nears for the selection at Atlantic City of a new Miss America, and the biologist who foresees the disappearance of the human leg must hurry if he is to get a front seat. A SPORTS historian says that 50 years ago people were rising, as they still do, between halves in the •evetith inning. Probably to de- »cend upon an umpire. Arbitration: A method men use to settle disputes after they have •nffered enough to get the stiffness ont of their necks. BUT if ten imen quit and thns tfcrow ninety ont of work, and the w« Labor, what are the ninety? "Herbert Hoover is seeking an uninstructed national Republican convention next year. The nomination; or even the dominance of Hoover would clear the air of a cloudiness which has dimmed the Republican position from the day of disaster in 1932. His platform might briefly be: 'New Deal delen- dum est.' Back to Hoover, the slo^- gan could be—back to 192& and 1933. That would make an unusually clear and honest campaign and who could lead it better than Hoover himself?" — Miami News (Dem.) "The 6th annual convention of the Young Republicans of California apparently cares little for the rejuvenation of that political organization. The people had looked for a more liberal policy from the Young Republicans, not a m echo of the opinions of the ultraconservative oldsters who led the party into the wilderness of popular distrust and dire defeat."—Sacramento Bee (Ind.) Backstage Excitement "The sentiment for Mr. Dewey Is described 'as 'a ground swell" of public opinion. There was a ground swell of this kind—precisely—for Alfred M. Landon in 1936. People clamored for Landon. No one else would do. The ground swell in politics may be as meaningless a thing as can be' encountered."—Sioux City Journal (Ind.) "The weakness of Vandenberg's are chiefly the reverse side of his qualifications. He is not a Progressive, not openly Conservative. He compaigned for re-election in. 1936 without any criticism whatever of Roosevelt. He has not been a leader in the stern fights which began with the court proposal. There has come from Vandenberg no outline of policy drawing a line between Republican and Rooseveltian pol- cy."—Milwaukee Journal (Ind.) MEANING—NOT SO MUCH Washington Daybook A sop to Filipino uneasiness at he prospect of complete governmental separation from the United States in 1946 was thrown by the etiring Congress in the passage of a bill presuming a sincere effort will be made to cushion trade rela- ionship between the two nations well before the tie is cut. Congress proposes that by 1944, T earlier, a new study be made nth a view to modifying the pres- nt law, which is a threat to exports o this country from the Philip- It is not, of course, binding n any ensuing Congress, and there- ore can be taken at best as a ges- ure of good will. Absolute independence was the oal of a Filipino group long before we paid Spain 520,000,000 for the slands after the conclusion of the racas in 189S. Forty years after event it is in fair way of es- ablishment, but already it is be- ng viewed with misgivings by some f the most ardent separatists. For this there are two important easons: First is the prospect of osing the American market for sugar at the behest of the cane and beet sugar interests of the United tates anil the American banking nterests dominant in Cuban sugar; econd, the fear, despite the assur- nce of General MacArthur that the slands can be defended, lest Japan grab what we relinquish. The natural resources of the is- ands have never been fully devel- ped, but it would be a singular commentary on our governmental deals if we abandoned them to quick economic ruin or absorption by conquest. WASHINGTON, Aug. 12.—One reason congressmen want to go home ia -to get at some honest Christian fishing. We are not the final authority on what fishing ought and ought not to be, but we do know good fishing when we find it. And fishing in the brackish backwaters around Washington doesn't qualify. It is nice in several ways, to be a member of Congress. From now until next January most members won't have anything they absolutely must do. So they can spend at least a little time at luxurious un- issentials while driving away the conflicts, panics and biles of a crusty session. For that we recommend trout fishing with a light rod and flies n a mountain stream. Flat streams won't do. The quiet is too overwhelming. Ocean backwaters will not do. Congressmen fish in backwaters around here. * • • The Than Which A boat trip on the Chesapeake is a sample of that. The late Joe Robinson, senator of Arkansas used to indulge, but it never took his pressure down. You go out in a boat with half a dozen companions. A motor pulls you out in a channel current. You lower lines. They are hand lines. They are not on a light pliable pole. - You place a piece of shrimp or maybe a lump of jelly-like crab meat on the hook, sink it with a five ounce anchor, and wait for bites three to 10 fathoms down. You are likely to catch anything from sea trout to crabs and eels. And have you ever stepped on an eel at night, in the bottom of a boat? Much of the fishing is after dark or just before sunrise. We hate to think what might happen if a congressman, fishing on the bay iu an effort to clear his mind before an important vote, hauled up one of those horrid slack-water mon- strotities called a toadfish. At 3 o'clock in the morning, with four stiff drinks and a sodden sand- wish under your belt, there is nothing else quite so nasty looking as a toadfish. « Have Mercy If your congressman didn't vote right on neutrality or lending- gpending, think twice before you his political scalp on the traffic- light at Main and Seventh street. The fellow may have tried honestly to de-fog his mind with some fishing only to haul up a toadfish that made him think the world was an ungly place not worth saving. Majority Leader Barkley gave a hint of the situation.when he pleaded for time for Congress to get back home and gain strength from the feel of familiar spots. He tried to tell the story of the Greek giant, Antaeus, whose strength was restored each time he touched earth. By the closing hour of the hectic seccion, Barkley couldn't think of the giant's name. He was that high in the air. He thought it might be Andreas. "It's Antaeus," Senator King of Utah prompted. "He was a Greek, not a Scandinavian." King has to keep his feet closer to earth these days. Next year he is up for re-election as a Democrat in a state quivering on the brink of a swing to Republicanism. GIRL KILLED BY FISH. AUCKLAND, N. Z. (/P).—Pierced to the heart by the tail ot a stingray she encountered while bathing near here, Jessie Merle Laing, IS, died almost immediately after she was pulled ount by her flaance, who was bathing with her. JUST FOLKS By EDPAR A. GUEST QUATRAINS The Difference The little fellow thought that he Too big for trivial task must bo. The big man, risen to command, To any job would put his hand. * • * Health Health is the source of all delight, And if you doubt it Think of the sad and sorry plight Of those without it. * • * Beat Traits These are the things which matter most, The prides which men at banquets toast; Honor and faith and friendships true, Good sense and willingness to do. * * * Favors Granted He did not speak and call to mind The many times that he'd been kind. Said lie: "Why statement send of debts Which truly nobody forgets?'' DISPELLING THE FOG By Charles Michelson r . » Director of Publicity, Democratic National Committee Shepherd College May Train Pilots Possibility that a course in training airplane pilots may be included in the work at Shepherd State Teachers' College, Shepherdstown, was disclosed yesterday in statements by Rep Jennings Randolph and W. H. S. White, president of the institution. Randolph said there was a "possibility student pilot courses would be made available at Davis and Elkins and Shepherd colleges." The Shepherd College students would use the Martinsburg airport. President White said the matter has been under consideration but that he was unable to speak with finalitv at this time. Once upon a time Congress was supposed and expected to legislate for the best interests of the country. The minority representation in the two houses performed the function of opposition, and was content to poiut out what was wrong in the majority's program, and if they were able to demonstrate obvious errors or defects in proposed legislation were capable of effecting needed modifications. Every President has been confronted with an insurgent group of his own party, which by combining with the minority, could occasionally defeat administration measures It seems to be different now and some recent incidents appear to suggest that the minority are running things. A conspicuous example of this was the fate of the Hatch bill in the House of Representatives. That bill, under guise of being a measure to protect people on relief from being exploited politically, was swollen and extended to forbid anybody in the Government service, below cabinet rank, from taking any active part in camapigns or elections. This taboo did not extend to Congressmen, for they and their satellites—even to the third secretary they voted themselves— were specially exempted, and remained free to make all the speeches they wanted to make, or to do whatever they cared to do in political management or other activity. Minority Rule. The minority in the House voted unanimously for the Hatch bill; the majority of the Democratic membership voted to eliminate the non- relief provision, but there were enough anti-administration Democrats to pass the measure, so it must be recorded as a Republican victory. Hence every Republican newspaper hailed the result wtih tributes to the patriotism and general virtue of the Democrats who voted Republican. When these same Democrats have voted for the President's policies they have been described as spineless rubber- stamps, it will be remembered. Unquestionably some of them were sincere in their position, feeling that Government employees should not participate in partizan politics. Perhaps it did not occur to them that one result of the bill would be to bar men who were important figures in local politics from being delegates to the National Convention. It was this same grade of officials—Federal District Attor- neys, Collectors of the Port, etc.— that compassed the renomination of President Taft, in the face of the Bull Moose opposition, and of Presi dent Coolidge when he sent such old Republican stalwarts as Henry Cabot Lodge, Sr., to the rear. Some people might think of this as an argument for the restrictions, but it's a safe bet that when and if ever the Republicans win Congress there will be no equivalent of the Hatch bill in the picture. The burying of President Roosevelt's neutrality measure is another manifestation of the same development. The President wanted it as a peace measure because he felt that by permitting the general liberty of trade the aggression of the dictator countries might be curbed by the knowledge that the markets of America would be open to those countries who could buy and pay for and transport our products—in their own ships. The President ventured the statement that the throttling of the pro posed legislation must check a business advance. What's Consistency to the G. O. P. Senator Capper scoffed at this and suggested that making fortunes for the munition' makers did not constitute prosperity, ignoring the circumstance that a boom in any manufactures must bring about general employment. Incidentally, it was a strange sequel to the constant Republican assertion that Franklin D. Roosevelt was bent on discouraging business. Various other anti-administration national legislators gravely suggested that only by curbing Federal expenditures and lowering taxes could business be helped, which is rather puzzling when it is realized that Congress lifted the total appropriations above what the President asked by about a billion dollars. • The opposition to the President's plan for making loans to business, financing self-liquidating projects, etc., follows the same pattern. The merits of the plan have little to do with its course. Though the idea is that most of the money expended in carrying it out will return to the Government—as the RFC loans have done—-the Republicans, and the anti-administration forces generally fought it—because it is the President's program. That is the mark of the 1st session of the 76th Congress—whose agenda, a year ahead of the event, is based on next year's conventions and election—a not altogether unfamiliar development of pre-election years. By NE\V YORK, Aug. 11.—I write this at night when the moonlight is streaming through the open windows and a soft wind is bringing with it the even softer strains of Sunrise Serenade. But it isn't sunrise. It is only three o'clock. I don't know what got into me tonight. I ought to be out walking or in bed asleep. But I'm not sleepy. I 'get that way sometimes, restless and unable to think o£ anything I want to do. Even reading thing I want to o. Evenreading is no good. Outside it Is hot, and the stars are very white and very low. Up here it is Almost cold. I'm sitting at a typewriter, stripped down to my shorts, and the wind on my back is like cool hands an- nointing me with some vagrant refreshing lotion. If I look to my left, I can see the St. Mortiz, and beyond it the tumbled miles of Central Park. VMG lights in the apartments acoss the street are beginning to go out. One of those apartments belongs to Elliott Roosevelt, the radio commentator who spends half his ' : me in Fort Worth, half in New York. Not far away lives Maria De Kammcrer, the artist. Miss De Kammerer is a Hungarian girl with Uncle Sam's Charting A Shorter Route To Japan WE dor.'t know why poets in gen- >ral say so little about August. Maybe it's the nsual vacation time or the poetry editor. •f By The AP Feature Service WASHINGTON, Aug. 12.—Off the coast of Alaska Uncle Sam is charting a new trans-Pacific route that interests both sea commerce and the U. S. navy. It will run through waters about which so little is known now that insurance companies won't assume the risk on cargoes shipped that way. Hurry, Say the Admirals The Xavy isn't saying much about the job because it's being done by the U. S. Coast and Geodetic Survey. But the admirals have asked the surveyors to hurry. And. where it doesn't interfere with needs of sea- commerce, the Xavy has asked that information important, to national defense be kept secret. Why? Because the new route will run through the Aleutian islands that extend about 1,000 miles off the Alaskan coast like a half moon, points up. That area is the north point of the Navy's traditional defense triangle: Hawaii and the Panama Canal are the other two. Saving 100 Miles Now, for the first time in history, accurate knowledge of navigation conditions in the Aleutians will be j Aleutian islands where they escape made available. When the survey CHART5 NEW ROUTE PACIFIC EXISTING RADIO SEACOfJ "A" PROPOSED RADIO BSACOfJS prematurely gray hair and a genius for making people feel at home. The last time I saw her was at a dinner for Frederic March, who arrived in a business suit when everyone elyse was in evening togs. He had to catch an early train and all his clothes were already packed and at the station. * * * Tonight I saw a girl dance a nii,nuet at the Rainbow Room. When you consider it, even a waltz is less fragile and delicate than a minuet. There's something like ivory lace about it, and a swans- down fan. All the old forms of music, sooner or later, return to popularity, and I wish minutes would too. After the Aleutians have been great circle route from Seattle to Yokohama, saving something like 100 miles one way. That's about 10 hours' sailing time for a war- vintage freighter, five or six hours for a new one. More important, the great circle route takes ships north of the are busy charting the island area and the ocean bottom. They sailed from Seattle May 1 on what may be a five-year It will cost some $3,500,000. Russians Made a Start And the results will be the first complete survey of the area although early Russian explorers was an amazing exhibition of table tennis by a girl who has never been defeated in competition, and her partner. Right there on the floor they set up a table. The people who had come to dance to Edd'ie Le Baron's music and Al Donahue's music forgot all about music as these two people put on an astonishing exhibition of skill. When the girl won in a close match, she announced that she would play anyone in the house, giv e them a 11-point handicap, and, as an added inducement, would sit in a chair at the end of the table and play. The winner was to receive a bottle of the best champagne in the house. Up rose a young man and went out to his fate, a swift, decisive heating. But the girl seized his hand and into the_amplifier, "My opponent played so" well that he is going to have the champagne anyway," My heart always stops beating for a moment when ers who are guests get up and advance to challenges like this, i don't see how they have the courage. v * * • After the show I dropped by the office and found a note on my desk from a newspaper woman in Little Rock, Ark. Months ago, through correspondence relating to this column, I asked her to give me a. ring when she came to New York. When she arrived I was away. I found her note after she had left town. An hour or so later, on my way here, I stopped at a table at the Cafe de la Paix, at the St. completely charted it is expected j MoritZp and wag intro ' duc " ed to insurance companies will under- glrl origlnally from Texag but now write cargoes carried over the new route. Incidentally, the survey is expected to explode a number of legends about -disappearing islands in the area. The Coast and Geodetic Survey Jays these stories to tricks charted sections of it and the Xavy, of fog and to the volcanic origin of the gales that sweep the present f Coast Guard, C. and G. Survey and i the islands. Some do change ap- is complete, \ rouie. commercial ehips can follow the j Four 1,500-ton ships and/300 men ' ploring. J other agencies have done some ex- pearance and a few have active volcanoes. living in New York. We got to talking shop, about the newspapers, and suddenly she said,'"My cousin is a newspaper woman. She's a society editor in Little Rock. l[ wonder if yon know her?" I Tn answer I handed her note j her cousin left on my desk. Such is the strange way things happen In New York. What Is Your News I. Q By Tht-AP Fcaturt Strvie* Each question counts 20. A score of 60 is fair, 80, good. 1. What European district did Marshal Smigly - Rydz (above) i call "the lung of our economic [ organism"? ; 2. Who was the first Republl- i can to become formally a candi* j date for president in 1940? j 3. Louis Buchalter heads the drive to clean out New York gangs. True or false? 4. What two world-famou* brothers died exactly nine weeks apart? 5. Was it whooping cough, cancer or diabetes that brought fame'to Dr. George K. Fisher of Idabel, Okla.? • (Answers on Page 10) It's Odd But It's Science BRAKES ARE TESTED BEFORE THEY'RE MADE By HOWARD W. BLAKESLEE AP Science Editor ANN ARBOR, Mich.—A 40,000- volt electric spark is looking at the safety of your auto brakes and engine while they are still moUen metal. The spark is part of a special spectograph developed at the University of Michigan to test castings before they are cast. A few drops of the molten stuff are taken from furnace ladles and given to the spark. Its flash vaporizes the metal and a camera photographs the spectrum lines which appear during this instant. The lines show, clown to one hundredth of one per cent, how much the molten alloy contains oE chromium, copper, manganese, molybdenum, nickel and silicon. These metals are mixed, in pre- cis© small amounts, and maintaining the mixture just right means good casting, and elimination of disaster on the road. It takes eight minutes to make an analysis with the Michigan method, against three hours with former chemical tests. The eight-minute trick makes it possible to 'in.tch errors in the furnace mixture and correct them before the rnecal is even cast. Some new instruments had to be made. The work was done by the Universitly's Department oE Engineering Research tor the Campbell. Wyant and Cannon Foundry Company of Muskegon. Mich. The spark looks at metal for brake drums, engine blocks and heads, sleeves, crankshafts and Diesels. TO CAMOUFLAGE CITY. ISTANBUL (/P).—All buildings in Istanbul are to be painted the same shade ot grey as the city's sti ots, as a protection against air raids. "LUNCH ROOMS <L TAVERNS" Get our Prices on "BUTTERED POPCORN" By the Can (IT TASTES DIFFERENT) CAUFFMAN'S Cut Rate STORE SO En at Washington Street 3 and 4 Piece $1 O,50 SUITS 1£l Year Round Weight TUNB IN liidUUTTW NANBECK IW.J.E.J.EI5* Electric Fans R. D. McKEE PHILCO RADIOS for 1940 NOW ON DISPLAY Bohman-Warne, Inc. Phone 85—35 West Franklin St. CONSULT US For complete details of available fire protection. R. M. Hays & Bros., Inc. Meilink Safes The House of Blue White Diamonds W. Vtn«hinicf<m St. i

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