The Daily Mail from Hagerstown, Maryland on August 17, 1939 · Page 16
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The Daily Mail from Hagerstown, Maryland · Page 16

Hagerstown, Maryland
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Thursday, August 17, 1939
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SIXTEEN Published every evening except •unday by Th« MaO Publish"** Commy. 25" Summit Avenue. Maryland. j. A. HAWKEN Editor National Advertising: Representatives: *rV pipers & Mahoney, Inc. New York, 1203 Graybar Building- Chicago. 203 North Wabash Av«nue : Atlanta, 1601 Rhodes-Haverty Building:: Dallas. 807 Southwestern Life - Bujlding-: Oklahoma City. 55S First National Building:. Address all communications to The Daily Mail Editorial, Business or Circulation Department, not to indi- Yiauals. THE DAILY MAIL, HAGERSTOWN, MD., THURSDAY/AUGUST 17, 1939. C. & p. Phone 104-105-106 tame numbers reach all departments Member Audit Bureau of Circulation according to the Wall Street Jour»al/ "aggregated 344.044 tons a* compared with 287,265 tons in June, 193S." Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Co. announced that new orders for the first half of 1939 showed 35 per cent increase over the first half of 193S. The Boys ; Apparel Buyers' Association, New York, announced that advance fall orders for boys clothing showed a 30-per cent increase over July, 1938. Says the Wall Street Journal: "All dividends of the- barometric textile industry enjoyed material increases in demand during June. The industry is optimistic over the second half ofg 1939. Sales of all types of cotton goods are 57 per cent in excess of production and unfilled orders are currently in excess of mill stocks." "Total volume of business received in the first half of 1939 was 25 per cent better than in the first Who Said Adjournment? half of 193S," according to the Electric Storage Battery Co., Phila- .... SUBSCRIPTION RATES (All Subscription Rates Payable in Advance) •ingle Copy 03 One Month ...... *"* "c- c ~ —~-«»^ -.-v., ^. ui^u. One Tear (by" carrier)."."" ""I!"!" s'oo del P nia » " and shipments show the By Mail (Up/to Fourth Zone).. 6."ot { same increase " * ourtn, JFi.fth and Sixth Zones S nft Seventh and Eighth Zones ....' 9:50 Entered at the postoffice at Haff ISO? 0 " dass^mattar Dec. OP THE PRESS The Associated Press to ASSOCIATED 0 f of all news dispatches credited t£ J „ not otherwisa credited ic H if J? & er a x nd * lso lo cai news published therein. All rig-hts of publication of «p«cial dispatches fiereii are also reserved. National Commander Chadwick of ^the American Legion should be highly commended for his patriotic, humane and courageous warning against 'agitation for general pensions ' for World War veterans. The Legion can, do much more for those men and their families who made th& biggest sacrifices in war if it abstains unselfishly from demands for grants to all its members. In 1933 it was •hown that American World War veterans had received in benefit* seven times as much per capita as-British veterans and 4v* times as much as French veterans. Since then the bonus has added 13,000,000,000. And of the total, men actually injured in battle have received a very small share. • & lurgical Engineering reported "increased consumption in all lines of chemicals over the first half of 193S at these percentages: coal products. 23.5; textiles 39; rayon 79; glass and ceramics 35; pulp and paper 17; glue and gelatine 20; explosive 35.5; rubber 67 and plastics 70." The Association of Life Insurance Presidents reported "The writing of new life insurance in June, 1939, was 2M per cent greater than in June, 193S." General Motors Corp. reported "June sales 156,959, compared with 101,908 in June, 193S, an increase of mora than 53 per cent." These typical production and sales statements rather effectively refute the still strident charge of Old Guard Republicans that the Roosevelt Administration has been "hampering business." The fact that power production in July, 1939, was 11 per cent over July, 1938, proves that factories are running— especially as that is close to the all-time high. Remington Rand, Inc. sells office equipment to busi ness concerns and they reported June sales 55^ per cent over June of last year. Man About Manhattan Bj Gttrg* Tmtktr- NEV/ YORK, Aug. 16.—After '4 what! We don't mean politics. W mean the gentle swells of Flush ing Meadow where Grover Whalen and assorted directors are being harassed by the spending habits o visitors to New York. By 1941 the Fair of 1939 should be over and into the greedy hand! of Park Commissioner Moses wil fall this land of the Perisphere ant the other fears. We say greedy be cause, in a civic sense, Mr. Moses is a greedy man, he is always reach ing out after lands and real es states for the benefit of New Yorkers. Where the Fair "is now will be a great park for the use of New- York's millions. He, plans three baseball diamonds for kids, perhap where the railroad building now stands. He plans a spacious, old-world garden, with statuary fauns, and tumbling waterfalls where the Try- Ion is, and the whole' area will 'be i a mighty-shrubbed wonderland for | people to visit and stroll through ' and rest their weary frames on hit summer afternoons. But the pferk will have dignity. None of your Coney Island stands and weird hur- dy-gurdy noises—just smooth, calm comfort for the kiddies, who probably will be disappointed, hurdy- gurdies being the enchanting things they are, and when were kids calm anyway. * * * Funeral note: In the metropolitan area there are two cemeteries which have no headstones or monuments. From the driveways they look like well kept lawns. Burial is by underground vault, with a bronze plaque lying on the ground. Funeral note No. 2: Only in rare instances are name on graves in Potters field. When the city inters unclaimed and unidentified bodies, it gives them a number. Funeral note No. 3: Almost ev~; ery day on the Staten Island ferry 1 you see black draped hearses of the city taking unidentified bodies to Potters field. These are- th» remains gathered at the morgue, that house of shadows near Bellevue, after careful scrutiny fails to reveal any clues as to their'identity. **.*,' ' Since the New York ball clubs finally permitted play-by-play broadcasts every day, two baseball announcers have made great hits with the local audience. One of these is Arch MacDonald, who has something of the Will Rogers-Bob Burns homeliness to his-comments that has won wide favor with the rank and file of metropolitan listeners. The other is Red Barber, a crack announcer who formerly broadcast games for the Cincinnati Reds. Red is a convivial southerner who seems to have more fun than the players themselves. Both Red and Arch know baseball backwards. Both New York clubs, the Giants and the Yankees.are unalterably opposed to night baseball, but local • observers say it is certain to come to Manhattan. Those large night crowds at Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Cincinnati and other national league towns, talk. Only recently Bill Terry, of'the Giants, said he thought, from a business point of view, night baseall was all right, but from an artistic stand- Joint he has nothing but sneers for it. The Yankees recently played a night game in which they were defeated, and returned to New York bitterly denouncing the game under arc lights. So far th a Giants have turned down all appeals from other clubs who would entice them Into after-dinner contests. The Horoscope (Copyright 1931, by th« McClurt Newspaper Syndicate) REMEMBER August Clearance Sale Now Going On BENTZ & DUNN North Potomac Street Thursday, August 17, 1939 Benefic aspects rule strongly today, according to astrology. All lines of industry should be stimulated under this configuration which presages good fortune for the United States.' This is a luckier day for those who are married than for those still fancy free. The stars encourage stability of affection. Divorces should become fewer in number as the year closes. Minds will be hospitable to beneficent ideas under this rule of the stars. Self confidence should increase and assure success in cherished ambitions. Building continues under the most fortunate configuration, although certain traders will be.ham- pered by strikes. Labor may suffer through the excessive demands of union leaders. Buying and selling are subject to the best direction of the stars. American enterprise will be resourceful and profitable for a few months. Despite the predictions of students of finance and economics, surprising events will upset scientific predictions. Cuba and Peru continue, under threatening portents that seem to promise revolutionary uprisings. Investments should be safeguarded. Presidential possibilities . will be discussed under this sway which makes for lack of foresight and a general vagueness on the part of political leaders. The atar» presage surprising selections a* party leaders. Persons whose birthdate It lg have the augury of a year of activity and prosperity. Women may b« unwise in the management of their financial affairs. Children born on this day probably will be industrious and independent. These subjects of Leo are often intuitive, yet practical. LOWER FARES, HIGHER REVENUES BOOMING AGAIN - Th© lesson in economy which reduced fares have to teach is one which the railroads of the country have been extremely reluctant to learn. They have been determined to cling to the- preconceived notion that high fares mean greater income and that low fa/es inevitably produce reduced revenues, even though all recent experience has been to the contrary. It is difficult to find the germ of Washington Daybook • • " • • By Preston Grover "The current picture Is one of flsing demand," said the New York Wall Street Journal In its end-July review of business and trade. Stressing steel as the industrial barometer, the ultra conservative organ of finance said: "Development* clearly indicate that the industry is keeping pace with the generally improved business outlook. Most of the output is going into consumption. Normally, steel production usually slackens in midsummer but tht present upswing in production li much in excess , factor. Nevertheless, although of th, most optimistic predictions witneS8ing a constant dec]ine Jn their income, the roads have reason in the railroads' attitude. They must know that the competition of the buses is keen, that this means of travel is becoming increasingly popular, principally by reason of its cheapness, and that the privately owned automobile also is an important competitive ot a few weeks ago." Charles R. Shipley, president of Joka Wanamaker of New York and Philadelphia, said: "July reports have been most favorable. In addition to the domestic situation, I think that because of the great tension abroad it will be reflected by greater foreign purchases from this country. Already the English ar« buying more American merchandise than ever before." The Automobile Manufacturers' Association reported that while production of American-built motor vehicles during the first half of 1939 rose 57 per cent over the first half of 1938, the ratio of increase in sales "was greater still. Complete sales figures for June showed 3 per cent gain over May and 70 per cent above June, 193S. __ Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc., reported sales of 28 chain-store companies, including the mail order houses, increased 12.7 per cent in June, 1939, over June, 1938. The Rubber Manufacturers' Asso- tlation, Inc., announced that consumption of crude rubber by U. S. manufacturers during June, 1939, increased 6.5 per cent over May, 1939, and 45.2 per cent over June, 1938. Sales of the American Woolen Co., largest domestic woolen textile manufacturer, according to the Wall Street Journal, "have been double those Jn 1938. Operations show a profit for the first half of the year against a loss of $4,750,487 a year ago. For the past few months the company has been operating at 88 per cent of full capacity on order* for next season's cloths." "Production of newsprint by North American mills daring Jane/' j slow to make concessions with a view of attracting the traveler. A few years ago, following the example of the Baltimore and Ohio, northern roads reduced fares and immediately experienced beneficial results in the form of increased traffic and revenue. Then, still being hard-pressed, they effected a partial restoration of original rates, only to find that a reduction in traffic resulted. Having gained a little wisdom from the experience, they restored the reduction, which became effective June 30, and an increase in both traffic and revenue occurred immediately. The increase on the New York Central Railroad, as compared with a corresponding period a year ago, is reported to have been between 16 and 17 per cent. It should accordingly be apparent to the railroads that an inevitable consequence of increased fares is reduced traffic and a corresponding reduction in receipts. Th© average traveler must watch his funds carefully. In many respects railroad transportation is to be preferred to other means, but the ad vantages which \t holds often must be saci-ificed in the interest of more conomical travel. WASHINGTON, Aug. 17. — Al ready the voice of Congress ha petered out to a mousy squeak an< President Roosevelt is the big med icine man in Washington. Always it is that way. When Congress adjourns the in dividual member of Congres shrinks in size. He become scarcely larger than the ordinary folk from whom he sprang. Stand ing in the halls of Congress with a sheaf of papers in his hand and the whole country a possible audi ence, he is a man of might in the land. Out on the picnic ground at Haller's Gap he is just a moder ately important member of the com munity, hopeful that his friends will continue to like him enough to keep him in Congress. On the other hand, the Presi dent, who during the six or seven months of a congressional session is merely a part of the government becomes the whole cheese when Congress adjourns. What he says may be challenged by the voices of members scattered to the four winds about the country. But their replies lack punch. There is something about a Washington dateline that packs a news wallop. HEROIC remedies are being applied to keep New York's great fair from flopping. It is a base canard, however, that the midway is importing a Big Egypt Presidential Prestige Up The voice of Senator Borah in sage-fringed Boise is not the voice of the thunderer on foreign affairs in Washington. The preachment on economy of Senator Byrd from among his Virginia apple orchards is not the voice of authority it is in the Senate. This shift of importance is recognized by both the President and the Congress. When Congress is gone the prestige of the President rises both in domestic and foreign affairs. It is an important change at all times but just now an especially important one. During the final months of Congress the President was on the losing end in his fight for increased authority in foreign affairs. Now his position is on the rise. He told the home bound congressmen in a statement from his Hyde Park home that in blocking his spending-lending bill they gambled with the security of millions of Americans. In refusing requested repairs to the neutrality bill, he said. Congress gambled with the security of billions.. He didn't say that it was a reckless gamble but the implication was there. The Schindel, Rohrer & Co. Headquarters For Sherwin - Williams PAINT 28-30 S. Potomac St. Phone 705 WHITE RHINOS INCREASE. DURBAN (>p}.—The South African white rhinoceros, once threatened with extinction but now protected by Jaw, Is Increasing in large numbers. forlorn reply of a half dozen, members of Congress, some at home and some lingering in their Washington offices like stragglers after a battle, got only .secondary headlines. * * * Now He's No..1 It was about a year ago that the President, with Congress out of session, became the big stick in the Munich negotiation. For a time he was almost No. 1 man in the world. A similar situation developing this fall would find him in virtually the same position. There is not much chance for opposition members of Congress to blast away at his policies so effectively without the Washington sounding board. With Congress out of the way the President becomes just about as nearly a one-man government as is possible under the constitution. JUST FOLKS By EDGAR-A. GUEST A MOTHER BIRD TALKS TO HER SON A nestling kingbird watchful said: ;Look at that great bird overhead ! See how it tumbles from the sky! Shall I do that when I've learned to fly?" Vnd the mother answered: "Though you can, 'd leave' such foolishness to man." Shall I come down with a powerful swoop? Shall I barrel-rool and loop the loop? hall I do tricks like that silver thing Vhen I'm older grown and strong of wing?" A.nd the kingbird mother said "No, my son! Tls only by man such things are done. You are a kingbird, born to fly. You'll be at home in the summer sky, But you'll stay down when the north winds blow Vnd you'll come in when It starts to snow. ,nd you will fly to your maker's plan, 'or you ar« bird, not a foolish man!" It really isn't surprising. She worked herself into an early grave By running all over town looking for bargains and sales and unusual values instead of reading the advertising. DICK TRACY —WHILE COMBAT RAGES ' 3 THE NURENAOH E IN BRYAAOOR ]$^ YE<5, MA'AM. CLOTHING for men and women ... on EASY CREDIT TERMS PEOPLE'S 67 w - WAsh - STORE Street f Caskey's Three New Loaves NOW AT YOUR GROCERS MEANWHILE, AT POUCE HEAD- WHAT'S YOUR 7 THERE TWO PEOPLE x WANT TO QUESTION, AMD THE F\RST ONE \S QUARTERS. NEXT MOVE, TRACY/ WE'RE £ONG TO RELEASE THF3 PEUUOW, KAWL,ANP TAKE: HM HOKAE:. HE'S ABSOLUTE^/ INNOCENT

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