The Daily Mail from Hagerstown, Maryland on August 17, 1939 · Page 9
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The Daily Mail from Hagerstown, Maryland · Page 9

Hagerstown, Maryland
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Thursday, August 17, 1939
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THE DAILY MAIL, HAGERSTOWN, MD., THURSDAY, AUGUST 17, 1939. NINE Witneis Tells Of Having S«<?IQ Berkeley Springs Man Night Of Fall Although, investigating officers have been unable to question Benjamin F. Frock, 33, of Berkeley Springs, the manner" in which he was injured in a fall from the Hancock bridge early Sunday morning has partially been ascertained. Deputy Leister Isanogle said last night he had uncovered a witness who saw Frock a few hours before he was found lying unconscious in about 18 inches of water a few feet from the West Virginia shore. • Isanogle said he was^almost certain that Frock was laying on a beam atop the • bridge, that he slid off and fell 44 feet. During the descent, Frock struck the concrete wall and in so doing his clothes were torn and he suffered brush burns. Officers were at first of the opinion that Frock may have figured In a fight because of the torn clothing. Frock is seriously ill with pneumonia at the Washington County Hospital. He sustained a brain concussion in the fall and has not fully regained consciousness. ACTRESS BANKRUPT LOS ANGELES, Aug. 17.—Mae Marsh, a top-ranking star of the silent motion pictures, filed.a voluntary bankruptcy petition here listing liabilities O F . $5,250 and assets of $25—a 1931 touring car. FINE DISTINCTION OMAHA, Neb., Aug. 16 (£>).— When H. A. Holdrege of Omaha, went on his vacation he hired a watchman to guard his home. Today police arrested the -man on charges of looting the home next to Holdrege's. Detective Sergeant Val S. Bugle- •wicz said when he asked the prisoner why he had not looted the Hold- reg© home the reply was "that wouldn't be honest." Why suffer with RUPTURE when you can get the services of a trained fitter with many years of of experience. Consult H. R. RUDY Hotel Hamilton Corner Save the Middleman's Profit $15.00 (O. P.O.) CRANE'S CLOTHES "Factory to You'* Ift §<inth roTomne Street Robbers Make $70,000 Haul Patrolman James Logouri, (left) of Long Beach, L. I., was disarmed and the bank messenger he was escorting was robbed of about $70,000 by a band of five armed men who staged the spectacular holdup on the main street of the summer resort town. Police Chief Edward Agnew confirms the fact that Logouri's gun was snatched away by'the bandits. Lost Over Atlantic Alex Loecl, (left.) 23-year-old commercial pilot, figured he had gas for 25 flying hours when he took off with Dick Decker, 23, (right) from St Peter's. N. S., for Ireland. But hours after the deadline passed their monoplane hadn't been sighted in Ireland. KAY'S This Week ONLY! STEEM USE YOUR CREDIT ELECTRIC IRON $A.9§ STEAMS AS IT PRESSES . . Now! An Iron lti;it. rills Iron ins \vnrX In half. ho cansf it. Rli'lrs on a cushion of sli>:im! Yon'vn .ir>on tailors j>re.<-s clothes with j«tf>«in — nnil (allots knriw! Xo\v yon ran hnv* thn same ailvantasips richt 1n your own horn": Ju^t phti; this ; iron in and u;*e it; It wierhs l<\s,i thnn six pound?, hns a. b.N«uti;'«! O-O-O-L, plnj-tic h.imlle, .iru! come* complete with cord! You'll ni-vor know how much work the "Steam Electric" Tn.n pave* until you »i5c it, no yours today! Uf« your cr«vlit] Poke Start War On Illicit Liquor Determined to break up the use of bootleg whiskey in Hagerstown, the Police Department last night made another raid in the Bowery section which netted a five-gallon keg, several empty gallon jugs, siphons, etc. Buddy Hill, 34, Bloom alley, was charged with possession of the alleged untaxed whiskey. Capt. William H. Peters, who with Patrolmen Broom and Maugans made last night's raid, said the Police Department intended to "clean up" on all bootleg liquor. He said periodic raids would be conducted. John W. Jones, 27, colored, Bloom alley, was arrested earlier in the day by County Investigator Sellman, Detective Peters and • Patrolman Crist on a charge of illegal possession of untaxed whiskey. Th© officers entered Jones' home en a search warrant in quest of alleged stolen goods. Instead they reported finding a keg and gallon jug of whiskey. Prisoners Seized By Farm Officers The two prisoners who walked away from the State Penal Farm yesterday morning about 9 o'clock were captured 12 hours later at Fiery 's Siding, along the B. and 0. Railroad, three miles from the institution. The prisoners, William Gratz, 21, and Kenneth Norris, 21, both, of Baltimore, were hiding in bushes when spotted by Officers Samuel Walker and George Miller of the Penal Farm. They were.returned to the Maryland Penitentiary last night by farm officials. Grantz was serving a two-year sentence for burglary. His term would have expired in June, 1940. Norris was sentenced to three years for assault with intent to rob. His term would have expired in January, 1940. Both were sentenced from Baltimore. Superintendent Elmer B. Carl said the pair walked away while the backs of attendants were turned. Engine Topples As High Waters Rage PRATTVILLE. Ala., Aug. 17 (£>). A Mobile and Ohio work train plunged off a water-logged fill near here last night, kiluing the fireman and injuring the engineman, as flood waters from Autauga creek drove scores of families from their homes in this mid-state textile town. Mobile arid Ohio offices identified the dead man as M. S. Chism. Dent McHarry, engiueman, suffered head and "back injuries. M. & 0. offices reported "only the engine went off." One store collapsed downtown as heavy rains fed still rising waters. Estimates of the homeless ran as high as 500. National Guardsmen were called out to assist state patrolmen in rescue and relief of those forced from homes as waters attained a depth of four feet and more in some sectors. Tilghmanton Letter THghmanton. Aug. 14. Corn in our section needs rain barlly. Wm. Dietrick, of Camp Meade. was on a short visit to his home folks recently. Mrs. J. Webster Kemp and little son. Donnie. of Roanoke, visited with her sister-in-law, Mrs. Nevin Barnhart, and family. Ferd Stover and family have returned from a pleasure trip to Ohio relatives. The writer was kindly remembered by Mrs. Stover with a lovely souvenir. Mr. John Boyer, wife and little son. of Frederick, visited at the home of Edcar Pike, of Grimes, parents of Mrs. Boyer. Misses Lola and "Ellen Rebecca Culler spent a. few days visiting places of interest in Pennsylvania. Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Dietrich enjoyed a watermelon feast with Mr. Ira Yost, of Virginia avenue. Mrs. G. H. Sprecher visited with ACCOUNT TODAY LOANS If yon tio«'d mon«\v for n tisoful pnr- powfl come In nnrt connult the Hagerstown Industrial Savings & Loan Co. 49 N. Jonathan St.—Phone 250 See us first when you need your USED CAR AUTO EXCHANGE HAGERSTOWN 934 S. Potomac St. Phone 1133 40 W. WASHINGTON ST. BUY YOUR COAL -FROM— CUSHWAS' Phone 2200 and get THE BEST Mrs. Chas. Cunningham, beyond Mason-Dixon Line. Mrs. Harry Miller caught her foot in a screen door, throwing her bodily on the porch. She was shak- n and bruised quite a bit. Mrs. Carl Smith and little babe are with Mrs. Paul Smith. Harry Grove, of Lappans, continues very ill. The writer has in yard a sunflower which stands a little over 12 feet with a very small flower at the top. • Ralph Moats accompanied J. S. Bloom to Chambersburg. Mr. and Mrs. Earl Show are with Mapleville relatives today. Mrs. Nevln Barnhart and d&ugh ter, Gracia; Mr*. Mollie Daughertj and Mrs. Frank Barnhart, of oiu village, attended the Homemaken Club of Lappans picnic at the Citl Park. Save Mont! fifff Needs in• Wards k BACK-TO- SCHOOi. SAIE ! £ 2 for Dresses 54 Summertime tomboys get ready for teacher with" Wards collection of back-to-school frocks! Checks, plaids, DUTCH GIRL dresses (with panties for the kindergarten tots) ! Full gathered skirts—some I gored, some pleated. All made of finest, washable percales with prints specially chosen for us! 1-6; 7-14. A typical Ward saving! GIRLS' NEW PRINTED DRESSES... .Fine Novelty Cottons 98C SALE/ Regular 49e Va/ues/ Boys 9 Shirts All Fast Color! 39' Buy him a term's supply now and save 20% extra! Snappy new patterns! Full roomy sizes. Bright Colon for School I Sale! Anklets Sor« 20^ at Wardt 8 Lastex tops keep them neat and straight! Gay cuffs! Blazer stripes! Combed cotton. Save! Mothers — Save at Wards! Boys Longies 1.98 Snappy ncv.- p:;:; r,. Full-cut ^ sizes. Long wear. All you look for— priced lower at Wards! School Suits Bu/fr for Hardest Wear/ Styled Like Colleg* Mtn'$l 1. Coats have shaped waists. 2. Body and sleeves are fully lined with fine rayon. 3. All seams are taped. 4. Button holes are precision-stitched. 5. Piped welt pockets. 6. Pleated trousers, 7. Long-wearing: fabrics. 8. New Fall patterns! Co.orfast— foiy to Launder! Boys 9 Shorts Thrift-Priced ct 15 Dozens of new patterns on good cotton broadcloth. Full sizes! Sov« on Sw!$$ Rib Shirts 15c psS^ii^i Sale! 39c Values! Save 70c/ Work Siiii is Boys' Full Sizes c •-• Stock up now on these husky chambrays! Triple main seams. Two b"t-r on-through pockets. SALE 1 Boys' Sanforized 1Kb Overalls Regularly 59c . 49 Super Momesteaders for 4 to 16'ers. Two-fisted blue denim. 69c Band Overalls 59c New 2-Ton* Slipover! Boys 5 Sweaters SAVE 30c A PAIR! Genuine Goodyear Welt kilties! Crepe- sole oxfords for girls! Medallion wing-tip bluchers for boys, with leather soles that WEAR! Child's 98c Shoes Square-toe oxfords O ^€C with long-wear soles. *-* -» Men's 2.98 Oxfords Genuine Goodyear Welts! Crepe soles. Slide Fastener! 98 Classroom aces! Great lor play, too! Long-wearing rib-knit yarns. Smart raglan sleeves. SALE for Men and Boys I Ward Skips Regularly 59c Save I2c! Get extra wear for school, gym, basketball! Non-tlip rubber soles, reinforced cap! >IO\TOOM ElfcY Wilt II cafot&S OR&f«f SIRVICE BUYKOW...PAYMONTHIY ^ou aver T66,<300 i 0« Words Monthly Payment P» West Washington Street 301|

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