The Daily Mail from Hagerstown, Maryland on August 14, 1939 · Page 6
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Hagerstown, Maryland
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SIX THE DAILY MAIL, HAGERSTOWN, MD., MONDAY, AUGUST 14, 1939. (Established 1818) Published every evening except Jlunday by The Mail Publishing: Company. 25 Summit Avenue. Hagrers- to*'r.. Maryland,. J. A. HA WREN Editor National Advertising Representatives: Burke. Kuipers & Mahoney, inc. New York. 1203 Graybar Building: Chicago. -03 North Wabash Avenue: Atlanta, 1601 Rhodes-Haverty Build- Ins:: Dallas, §07 Southwestern Life Building:: Oklahoma City. 55S First National Buildingr. Address all communications to The Daily Mail Editorial, Business or Circulation Department, not to individuals. 4. 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) Sniffle Copy 03 One Month 53 One tear (by carrier) 6.04 By Mail (Up to Fourth Zone).. 6.08 Fourth. Fifth and Sixth Zones. S.50 Seventh and Eighth Zones .... 9:50 Editorial Comment on Old Guard Campaign "The Republican Senators attempted blithely to destroy an American 'ace in the hole" in the difficult game of currency trading which is now being played, whether Senator Vandenberg likes it or not, al lover the inhabited globe. And this is the bird, one of the birds, who engineered a deal to 'get Roosevelt' in which he could not cast his vote without holding his nose."—Lincoln Star (Ind. Dem.) Entered at the postolfice at fia- rerstown as 2nd class matter Dec, 12. 1S9S. MEMBER OP THE ASSOCIATED PRBSS The Associated Press Is exclusively entitled to the use of publication of all news dispatches credited to it or not otherwise credited iu this paper and also local news published therein. All rigiits of publi • cation of «p«cial dispatches hereit are also r«u*rve<l. Progress And Advertising American prosperity took a tremendous jump during' the first quarter of the present century. It was about 1900 that newspapers began greatly to enlarge and expand. One of the principal reasons why they so expanded was that the business world became convinced of the value of advertising and it used printer's ink in larger quantities than ever before. This new advertising made people want more things. When they wanted more things, they just had to work harder and more intelligently so as to earn more money with which to buy those things. The progress of the United States since 1900 couW never have occurred, had it not been for the power of advertising. MR. WELLS SHEDS A TEAR Take it from H. G. Wells, the World is going to pot, unless And it is a great, big "unless." Apparently were his new book. "The Fate of Homo Sapiens," available here and now, it would send enough cold chills up and down the. spine to permit anybody to defy the enervating heat and humidity of August. Publication in the "United States is -not yet announced. But when Mr. Wells turns on the tear ducts and voices the fear that humanity, "which began in a cave, will end in the disease-soaked ruins of a slum," it is something to keep the cables humming. He leaves war-threatened, dictator-ruled Man one faint loophole, namely, the persistence in the United States and the spread abroad of the Rooseveltian idea. Only that, and nothing more. And his laments that nothing is being prepared here in the event of Mr. Roosevelt's passing. Clearly, the author of "Tono Bungay" and "The War of the Worlds" needs consolation. As to the situation here when Mr. Roosevelt is no longer the occupant of the ..White House, he might consult Messrs. John D. M. Hamilton and James A. Farley, both just now available in Europe. But this never will suffice. Best hope for speedy convalescence would be for his family doctor to prescribe for the septuagenarian Mr. Wells one of those four-day British week-ends with the octogenarian George Bernard Shaw, who never gives up, but is obviously confident Superman is just around the corner. FOR Europe sports are suggested as the long-sought moral equivalent of war. T-e boyhood game of duck-on-the-rock might do — with Adolf as th 0 duck. A LARGE ^arik now operp'ss the Chicago Wiiite Sox team. The job ot auditor of f^ul balls sounds attractive, for these lazy August afternoons. FABLE: Once there was a woman who didn't feel a calling card to learn whether it was engraved or printed. IT takes at. least two to make a bnlly—one to b« overbearing and yellow enough to endure it. "What has Republican leadership clone for Philadelphia in its long years of unlimited power? It has piled up a net funded debt of §392,641,800. Under this Republican organization leadership, the city's borrowing capacity has been exhausted. The city is not able to make necessary improvements. The situation will not be remedied merely by sacrificing a lot of scapegoats. Window dressing will not serve the public interest. When redemption of the city begins, it will begin at the top."—Philadelphia Bulletin (Rep.) "Indicating the difficulty of cutting governmental expenditures as* per Republican promises last year, the figures of Ohio's new budget show that the state will spend approximately $16,000,000 more during- the first Bricker Republican administrative year than it did during Gov. Davey's last two Democratic years."—Youngstown Vindicator & Telegram (Ind. Dem.) "The best proof that Hoover's strategy of selecting an uncompromising opponent of the New Deal as the Republican party's presidential candidate in 1940 is a poor one, is the fact that for six years and more his party has been trying to think of a substitute program for recovery and has failed to do so. It has already compromised with the New Deal. Many of its members in Congress are so thoroughly on record in favor of some of the New Deal's mapor legislation that they could take an "uncompromising" stand against it only with the greatest difficulty."—Richmond, Va., Times Dispatch (Ind. Dem.) "In Boston Landon said: 'To be perfectly frank, there are some people who are throwing monkey wrenches into the machinery. There are- extremists on the reactionary side—people in the business and political world who are blind to the reality that the duties of government in the U. S. are different and will continue to be different from what they have been hitherto, regardless of what party is in power.' The Republican party badly needs this admonition. There can be no answer to the reactionary prayer. This country is not going back to 1929. The New Deal social program will ont be abandoned."—Emporia 'Gazette (Rep.) Man About Manhattan By Tmcker PIES IN THE ABSTRACT Scientists who have just announced that you can't have apple pie and vitamins, too, failed in the abstraction of their science to reckon with the ingenuity and appetites of apple pie eaters the country over. That apple pie retains only twenty per cent of the C vitamin contained in the original apples is no deterrent to pie eaters. Any vitamin eater wbo likes his pie will merely eat five times as much. Leftovers also get a punch in the refrigerator—or whatever may be Washington Daybook -By Preston Grover- WASHINGTON, Aug. 14.—Frank McHale, presidential campaign manager for Paul V. McNutt, is not even missing small bets for support in 1940. Somebody tipped him off that Senator Bone of Washington was born in Franklin, laid., which is McNutt's home town. "Of course you will support a fellow'townsman," he wrote to Senator Bone. The power-baiting senator from Washington enjoyed the "touch." But maybe McNutt as a boy dfcl not have "that commanding personality" which his friends say now distinguishes him. Anyway, Bone doesn't remember him. One of the troubles with the administration's spending-lending bill was that it had too many aliases, none of which quite explained what it was. "Self-liquidating projects bill," was one; "Works financing bill" another. More commonly it was known as the "Spending-Lending bill. Foes combined these words into horrendous "Spending." In the hour of of its death struggle, Senator Barkley, majority leader, fell back on an old one in an attempt to give it a. better background. But even under his title of "Works projects bill" the Senate cut its liver out and the House embalmed it. Placidly throughout all, the Con- gressionaly Record called it "A bill to provide for the financing of a program of recoverable expenditures, and for other purposes. * * * Not to tourists: If you happen upon a gardener in the front yard of the White House he will clip you a piece of ivy off the presidential mansion. You can keep it alive in a bottle of water or a wet towel until you get home. . . . And for a dime you can buy flower and vegetable seeds grown at Mount Vernon. The money helps keep the old place from going to rack and ruin. . . . Also ask the guide at the Capitol to show you Vice- Presidcnt Garner's office next to the Senate. It will 7:1 r you. Assistant deputy road commissioners get better offices in your home state. . . . ...^ «:iusst vulnerable spot for leftovers—from the scientists who contend that by the time apple pie has reached the midnight snack state its vitamin content is down to ten per cent. But who has ever heard of any self-respecting apple pie, at all worthy of the name, reaching the midnight snack status? Despite the official nature of the research, skeptics may be pardoned for doubting the merit of the- conclusions. Ignored completely is the question of how early a pie baker must get up to produce a good apple pie-fpr breakfast; and the scientists are strangely silent on how many pies they consumed during the inquiry. Possibly they were so busy enjoying the first pies they forgot to count the vitamins, and later so full of pi* they couldn't Of course, Garner, too, has a better office—a quarter of a mile away in the Senate office building. Overheard in the Department of Agriculture: "That woman knows every man in this department under 40. There ought to be a law against it." * * * Just to close amid a rural atmosphere, we will quote Senator Smith of South Carolina (didn't call him Cotton Ed this time). He was busy attacking people who desire laws to protect wool growers and to protect their producers such as dairymen: "A senator who was devoted to the butter industry asked me, 'Do you pretend to say that the miserable stuff taken from cottonseed is as good as Elgin butter?" " 'Well,' I said, 'I do not know. I take my cow and feed her on cotton seed alone and I milk from her the product of the cottonseed, as changed by the chemistry of her anatomy, and churn in into butter—pure cotonseed butter run through a cow. Science runs cottonseed through a machine and extracts butter. I believe I would just as soon have the machine product, because it is not as subject to animal disease as it is when run through the cow'." And the Senate laughed. JUST FOLKS By EDGAR A. GUEST HEAT WAVE. I knew it was a sultry day. The sun was blazing copper- bright. I'd overheard a neighbor say: "Ninety and no relief in sight!" The trees seemed pitifully sad And stood as if too tired to stir. Gone were the spring-time mornings glad When their branches song-birds . were. Across the way a fretful child Worried his mother by his cries, And no one laughed and no one smiled • For heat burns luster from the eyes. The air seemed filled'with sigh and sob And murmurings that the day was hot. But I got busy on my job And summer's cruelty forgot! AGED VETERAN DIES OIL MITY, Pa., Aug .14.—David Van Reed, white-bearded 106-year- old Civil War veteran who lived alone and chopped his own fire: wood, d-ied today. Although some records showed he was 96, Reed explained that he fibbed about his age when he was 40 to get a job on the Pennsylvania Railroad. The foreman first told him he was too old. Encirclement—Nazi Style Crops Curtailed By Shortage Of Rain COLLEGE PARK, Md. f Aug. 14. A shortage of rainfall in Maryland, on the southern fringe of one of the most drastic droughts in the Northeast State?, curtailed crops during July, affecting most serious Iy the Eastern Shore. The Crop Reporting Service said the average rainfall on the Shore was about one half of normal and that yield indications of early Irish potatoes continued to decline as harvesting progressed. Southern Maryland, less severely parched, had an average tobacco crop indication of 730 pounds per i acre as compared to 7SO pounds last! year. The indicated yield, how- j evr, was above the ten-year average j of 704 pounds. NEW YORK, Aug. 14.—The other night I went to the world premiere of Jascha Heifetz' new film, one of those big Broadway stunts where a searchlight as big as an anti-aircraft spotter played its dazzling beam on the front of the theater and dozens of mounted and foot police held back a crowd of curious people. Strangely enough, there is an art to being recognized as a celebrity by the crowd. Anybody could slip into the the theater without being recognized. The real trick is to get the crowd's attention focused so they will start cheering. As soon as the first row starti a patter of hand clapping, the back rows begin to whoop things up until there is quite a bedlum. In front of my taxi waiting to roll up to the theater entrance under the searchlight beam was a town car which pulled into the curbing a little to one side of the main doorway. And out of the car stepped a beautiful movieland person whose name has been in lights all over the world. She darted into the theater, and not a single cheer was raised. When my taxi slid into the light rays, I slowly stepped out, surveyed the crowd, smiled and waved my hand. Within a few seconds every-! one was cheering like mad. For what? I don't know. They didn't either. * X= * There were lots oC celebrities there., not the least of whom was a couple seated next to me. The girl was in a backless, strapless and guileless evening gown. The chap with her was in orange-colored slacks, and his shirt tail was hanging out in approved drugstore cowboy style. It takes a brave man to do that. After the picture, which was rather good considering Jascha carried the whole thing -tucked under his chin, everyone stood around looking for some biggie to applaud. They didn't have long to wait. Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, whose husband is the President, was in. the audience. As she walked slowly up the aisle there were "Oh's" and "Ah's" everywhere.. In the lobby the people burst into applause and exclamations while the First Lady smiled and chatted with her party. She didn't pull a gracious grand dame act and bow, nor did she ignore the people. She just seemed to smile back as someone does when you wave to them from the front porch on a quiet summer evening. The applause inside the theater was taken up by those outside as Mrs. Roosevelt crossed the sidewalk to enter her car. Before sHe left, Broadway for blocks was jam- ined tight and everyone was cheering. * * * Some 30 minutes later, a lone ffg- ure emerged from the theater and looked around. The searchlight crew had packed up and gone home. The street and sidewalk were littered with pieces of newspaper and rubbish dropped by the curious throng. The theater lights were dimmed. The man talked a moment with a companion, kicked a piece of paper thoughtfully, and walked away. It was Sam Goldwyn, the man who produced the picture and gave the party that night. By LESLIE C. BEARD Member of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific The farthest objects so far observed in the universe are th extremely faint spiral nebulae detectable with the 100-inch Mt. Wilson telescope. These faint objects are 500 million light-years from the earth. With the new 200-inch Mt. Palomar telescope we expect to see objects twice that distance, 1 billion light-years away. Since a light-year is the distance light travels in one year, nearly 6 trillion miles, we find that this extremely faint nebula is 3 sextillion miles distant. Sir Arthur S. Erldington, world- famous English astronomer and physicist, discussing the enormous distances of some astronomical bodies, said it was possible theoretically to "communicate" with nebulae up to !)50 million light-years distant, but beyond this "communication" is impossible. In using the word "communication" Eddington did not, of course, intend to convey the idea that we actually could "communicate" with hypothetical inhabitants of a nebula. The word was used in a theoretical sense, as if it were possible, for instance, to send a radio message, traveling with the speed of light 186,000,000 miles a scond, and get back a reply. Nebulae have the greatest velocity of any objects in the universe. There arc billions of them—one authority estimates the number at 500 trillion. Each is composed, in varying stages of evolution, of billions of star-suns, much like the Milky Way galaxy, of which our Solar ^System is a part. All the nebulae are speeding away from us, and from each other, at terrifying speeds—the farther away the higher the velocity. One faint nebula recently discovered was found to be flying away at the rate of 50,000 miles a second. With this enormous recessional speed in mind Eddington goes on to say: "Consider a nebula distant 950 million light-years; 950 million years hence our message will reach the spot where the nebula now is, but by that time the nebula will be 620 million light-years farther away, so the message must chase on after it. However, after 1900 million years our message will at last overtake the nebula. "Now for the return journey. This time you must consider that we are receding from the nebula, and here is the same trouble that when the message arrives at our last address we shall have receded to a still greater distance. For the return message the initial distance of 1900 million light-years, instead of 950 million, and, since the speed of recession increases with the distance, the chase is still harder. "Actually, the message scarcely gains on us at all. It is like a runner on an expanding track, with the winning-post receding just about as fast as 'he can run. For a nebula more remote than 950 million light-years, the return message is beaten in the race and never reaches us." OFFICE EQUIPMENT Hagerstown Bookbinding & Printing Co. TELEPHONE 2000—2001 What Is Your News I. Q ? By Tfit AP Ftaturt Each question counts 20. A score of 60 is -fair, 80, good. 1. Why was Michael Ford (above) able to laugh at Brooklyn bridge? 2. Who wrote a book on how to "Live Alone and Like It"— and didn't? 3. Did Harry Yarnell leave Shanghai for a vacation, to retire, or to hunt giant pandas? 4. What does Betty Grable want from "The Kid"? 5. Congress this year appropriated more money than in 1938. True or false? (Answers Found On Page 10) ACCIDENTS HERE ./ OFF 50 PERCENT Although Hagerstown bad :\. traffic fatality in July, this city had a 50 per • cent reduction in auto deaths during the first seven months of 1939 over the corresponding periou of time last year, the Maryland State Police Accident Prevention Bureau reports. Three persons were killed in Washington county last month and 11 were injured. Hagerstown reported 12 personal injury accidents. Between January 1 and August 1 auto deaths in Maryland were 145 as against 154 killed during the same period in 193S. THE BON TON Shop in Comfort Now in Progress! — The Original — Miller's Furniture Store 3t South Cotomnc Street Second National Bank The Oldest Bank in Hagerstown Insist On Tri-Maid Products Quality Guaranteed. Sold Exclusively By Triangle Food Stores RADIOS REPAIRED All Makes — Reasonable Prices MONTGOMERY WARD & CO. West Washington Street TODAY'S CROSS WORD PUZZLE "LUNCH ROOMS 4. TAVERNS" Get our Prices on "BUTTERED POPCORN" By the Can (IT TASTES DIFFERENT) CAUFFMAN'S Cut Rate STORE 30 East W.ishlncton Street CLOTHING fo-r men and women ... on EASY CREDIT TERMS PEOPLE'S STORE 67 w - Wash Street The House of Blue White Diamond* W. Washington St. Electric Cooking CLEANER FASTER CHEAPER A*k for Pnwf »• Your ELECTRIC Range Dealer Answering Poland's threat of war over Danzig, Germany is rushing preparations for invasion, as shown by map, should the crisis come to a head. Jablunka Pass, Slovakia's mail highway to Poland, has been closed to all but German military traffic. With Xazi might lined up in northeast Germany and East Prussia, ready to cut off Poland's corridor to the sea, Germany now is actively seeking support of Yugoslavia (a) and Hungary (b), which would give the Nazi a clear road into Poland from the west and south (pec arrows). Reports indicate Hitler even may seize Hungary, only state in the area not. guaranteed by Britain and France, thus opening a path into Rumania (c), as well as diminishing British prestige In the Balkans. (C.P.) LOANS If yon nrod monc.v for a n«efnl purpose com* In nml consult tho Hagerstown Industrial Savings & Loan Co. 49 N. Jonathan St.—Phone 250 ACROSS 1. Skill 4. Celestial spheres 5. Famous English murderer 12. Brightest star in a constellation 13. Drench 14. River In Russia 15. Philippine tree 16. Land measure 17. Former cm- porer 18. Willow 20. Send payment 22. Nerve net- tvork 23. Prohibit 24. Luzon native 27. American journalist 29. Caesar's native tongue 31. Extol 34. Forebear 35. Regulations 3f>. Father 37. Word of consent 3S. Fencing sword 40. Fragrant ointment of the ancients 44. Interior 4G. Scarcer Solution of Saturday's Puzzle U II N T C H T M N T M Y N T U M 0 N N T N 47. Golfer's warning cry 49. Assistant 51. Leaf of the palmyra palm 52. Historical periods 53. Warden of a jail: variant 54. Representation of tho earth's surface 53. Moistens r>fi. Trees 57. Edged tool DOWN 1. Dramatic impersonator 2. Waken 3. Characteristic 4. nidges of drift 5. Bird of thrs "Aribian Night-?" 6. Excluded 7. JLong- handlecl acoop used aboard ship S. Against: prefix 9. Say again or differently 10. Topaz humming bin 1 11. Disfrguro 19. Weird "1. Grinding tooth 23. Contend "5. Metal 2f>. Insect 2S. German city ;;0. Scene of action 31. Look into th» affairs of others .12. Bitter herb 33. In Moslem tradition. the bridge to Paradise 3-1. Crusted dish ."(I. Appearing in .successive parts ."[>. Tranquillity 41. Fragrance 42. Kase tension 43. Cover with cloth 45. Headland 4fi. Radicals 47. Not man;. 43. Seaweed 50. Faint /5 18 22 3l 52 32 33 38 7 2o 34 21 •7 3o 4o 10 25

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