The Daily Mail from Hagerstown, Maryland on August 18, 1939 · Page 1
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Hagerstown, Maryland
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Friday, August 18, 1939
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DAY BY DAY Senator Capper's stand at to un- naturalized aliens should be common ground on which every 100% American can meet: WEATHER Occasional rain tonight and prob- ably tomorrow; moderately warm. Vni PYI Nn 1Q4 PuMlrtN* dally (*x«*pt Sunday) t»f th« Mail Publlshinc C«. • V/I-«« V^VI. 11V. 19*t* Entered M Mccad-cUM ii»tt«r at th« Hagerstown Po*tofllca. HAGERSTOWN, MD., FRIDAY, AUGUST 18, 1939. SINGLE COPIES, 3 CENTS TESTIFIES TO IMMORALITY IN BUND Poland Seizes Lands On Frontier In Defense Move Decree Follows German Move * " , ' To Consolidate Balkan Front German - Owned Estates Among Those Affected By Decree FOR DEFENSE Applies To Belt Of Frontier From 3 To 20 Miles Wide. WARSAW, Aug. IS (ff).— Through, a new presidential decree, announced officially today, the Polish ministers^of war and interior were given authority to "divide and parcel" large landed estates along the Polish-German frontier "for reason's of security of state or defense of frontiers." This authority which permits of no exceptions, applies to a "belt" of frontier land from three to 20 miles wide along the border. Within this "belt"' in Silesia and the Polish Corridor provinces of Pos- mania and Pomorze are located a large number of German-owned es states. This idea of division of land is not new in Poland. It began in the summer of 1920 with a government promise to land-hungry Poles that victory over the Bolshevists would see the large estates broken up. This was translated into law in If) 20. Since then a large amount o[ land lias been parcelled, with compensation, but with various ex- ejnptions if the existence of large estates could be individually justified. International Sore Spot Check Received For Auto Cases The Board of County Commissioners is in receipt of a check for ?14S from the State Treasurer, the amount representing reimbursements from the Motor Vehicle Commissioner for auto cases tried by county magistrates during the month of July. Under a new state law the county gets $2 for each case tried in which judgment is final. MAKES SURVEY AT BOONSBORO Health Department To Report On Sanitary Conditions. A report on a water and sanitary survey of the town of Boonsboro, which was made by the County Health Department, will be submitted to the Burgess and Commissioners within the next few days. Boonsboro has been considering the purchase of its water system for some months. Negotiations with the owners of the water system have been in progress and an early conference with the Public Service Commission, when it is expected that some purchase price will be arrived a*, is anticipated. Boonsboro officials have also had under consideration a sewerage system for the town similar to the one at Williamsport. The work would be done as a W. P. A. pro- joct if it is found that the cost of such a project is not too great. CHIMNEY FIRE A chimney fire at the home of David South. Beaver Creek, was extinguished this morning without damage. The Funkstown fire company went to the scene. COAL BIDS. The Board of Education is advertising for bids for coal for all school buildings. Tho bids must be filed with the Board on or before August 25. DANZIGIBARFA mmm Unconditional return of Danzig to the Reich and "resettlement 1 ' of the Polish Corridor problem were reported Germany's latest demands on Poland, on eve of the Zoppot conference, between German and Danzig dilomatic experts. Polish delegates were barred. Tenseness of situation was increased by killing of a Polish soldier by Nazi guards at border city" of "Kohling. (C.P.) NAZI PRESS SAYS HUNGARY, GERMANY SEE EYE TO EYE Visit Of Hungary's Foreign Minister Stirs Significant Speculation As Papers Say Comradeship In Arms Welded. BERLIN, Aug. IS, (fp). — Hungary's foreign minister. Count Stefan Csaky, left Germany today aftor a three-day visit which stirred significant speculation and left behind some confusion as to its purpose and results. DNB, official German news agency, circulated a denial that Csaky saw either Adolf Hitler or the German foreign minister, Joachim von Ribbcntrop. On the other hand, the Dienst aus Deutschland observed that Csaky's visit made evidence that Hungary and Germany "see completely eye to eye as regards their conception of co-operating politically." Individual German editors, trusted for their reliability by their foreign colleagues, went even further. Comrade In Arm* They said unreservedly that Hungary now was Germany's comrade in arms ("Waffenbruder") and would act with Germany, come what may. Cars of the Hungarian and his aides were seen traveling in the direction necessary to hold these meetings. Foreign correspondents recalled (Continued on Page 12) Boy Who Fled Dentist Chair Still Missing MALDEN, Mass., Aug. IS (.<P).— William Kennedy, 10, had a toothache. His mother took him to a dentist yesterday to have the tooth extracted. When the dentist turned his back William jumped out of the chair and sprinted away. After an all night search, puzzled police today senUont a'de- scription of him and listed him as "missing." BIG GREENHOUSE \J WEATHER O. S. Weaih«r Bureau Maryland: Occasional rain tonight and probably Saturday fore- j noon: moderately warm. } Chesapeake Bay: Occasional rain tonight, and probably Saturday forenoon followed by partly cloudy; moderately warm: winds becoming moderate to fresh, mostly south- cast. BUSINESS SOLD The Green Floral House near Boonsboro has been purchased by Elmer A. Stone on private terms. The deal was one of the largest real estate transactions in the Boonsboro section in years. The property consists of 19 greenhouses, a fine residence and about 15 acres of land, and was sold by Mrs. Green, widow of Daniel II. Green, who for many years built up a large business in raising sweet peas and chrysanthemums for the wholesale markets of nearby cities. Mr. Stone will continue the business while Mrs. Green will move to the former Samuel Miller property on Lakin avenue, Boonsboro, which she has purchased. CITY SECURES TITLETO LAND Title To McKee Strip Of Land At City Hall Is Obtained. The Mayor and Council this morning announced that negotiations for rights of way, title and easements </f a strip of land, four feet wide and /forty feet .deep on the site of the new city hall had. been successfully concluded with R. D. McKee. These rights and easements were granted byihe city many years ago to the former owners of the McKee property. With the .signing of articles today, the site upon which the City Hall is being built now is free of all incumbrances or claims. it was stated. The city, for a number of years has been paying rental for the use of the land, formerly used as a parking space for police cars. • It was stated ar the Council meeting that Mr. McKee has been most cooperative as it was his desire that all rights for the strip of land pass into the hands of the city, so there never would be any question to a clear title of any part of the site of the new City Hall. JAP DEMANDS REJECTEDBY GREATBRITAIN Won't Discuss Economic Questions Except With Treaty Signatories LONDON, Aug. IS (£>) — Great Britain today rejected Japanese demands that economic questions be included in the discussions now going on in Tokyo on the Tientsin dispute between the two powers. Official circles said the British ambassador, Sir Robert Leslie Craigie, had informed the Japanese government of this decision. Japan was said to have been told that any discussion of economic questions must be referred to all the signatories of the nine-power treaty and other relevant treaties. The nine-power treaty was signed Feb. 16, 1922, in Washington. by the United States, Belgium, the British Empire, China, France, Italy, Japan. The Netherlands and Portugal. (The signatories tin dertook among other things to respect the sovereignty, independence and territorial and administrative integrity of China, to maintain the principle of the open door and to refrain from taking advantage of conditions in China in order to seek special (Continued on Page 12) CHICKEN KILLING DOG DISPATCHED Keedysville witnessed a dog hunt this morning that spelled the end of a chicken killing canine which has been playing havoc for several days with poultry in and around that town. After killing three chickens this morning at the place of Russell Geeting, two citizens started ou f . with shotguns and finally brought down the dog. AUGUST HEAT NEAR_RECORD Scarcely A Day Has Passed That Is Not Above Average Mark. August may go down as one of the hottest on record, J. A. Miller, government weather observer at Keedysville said today, after reporting another 90 degrees or more temperature is in prospect today. The mercury this morning got oft to a 4 degree better start than yesterday, the minimum tempera ture being 6!). Yesterday the mercury reached 93 at Keedysville. Mr. Miller said that the average August maximum temperature over a period of 35 years is S4 degrees. There has been scarcely a day this month that the tempera-' tare has not been greater than that. While the Keedysville area bene- fitted from the rain earlier in the week, farm crops in other sections of the county are being hard hit by drought. Fields of corn are looking badly, with many of the stalks 'fired". The Weather Bureau fore- i :asts showers later todav. Treasury Lays Plans To Seal Tax Loopholes, Raise More Revenue Studies Pleas For Further Modification Of Business Taxes And Proposals That Personal Income Tax System Be Overhauled. WASHINGTON, Aug. 18, '(#).— Plans for sealing so-called loopholes in the tax structure to raise an additional $100,000,000 to $200,000,000 a year are being drafted by Treasury and Congressional tax experts. These men, preparing suggestions for study by a House Tax subcommittee, a-lso are studying pleas for further modification of business taxes and proposals that the personal income tax system be overhauled. Invites Cooperation John W. Hanes, acting treasury secretary, yesterday invited leaders in the fields of business, industry, agriculture, labor and law to cooperate in drafting a program to improve tax laws and tax administration. He said he would arrange private hearings before Treasury officials in an effort to build a record of "public tax opinion" for presentation to the House committee. • Congress usually hesitates to tam- per with the tax structure in election years, but some legislators believe it may be possible to revamp the revenue system if no effort is made to increase the aggregate tax burden. Three subjects to which revenue experts are giving attention are the community property system, the family partnership, and the multiple trust. In the community property states —California, Arizona, Texas, Louisiana, Washington, Oklahoma, Idaho, Nevada and New Mexico—income belongs jointly to husband and wife. By dividing the income and each paying tax on half, a couple may avoid high surtaxes. Under the family partnership system, an income may be divided among several persons, with each paying taxes on the amount he receives. The multiple trust system enables an individual to set up several trusts in such a way that taxes are paid on the income from each rather than on the aggregate income from all. STRIKE CUTS MILKSUPPLY New York City Faces Shortage Of One-third Milk Requirements UTICA, N. Y., Aug. IS (#>)— New York City faced an estimated shortage of one-third its normal milk requirements today as a strike of the ups-tate dairy farmers union entered its fourth day. All available state troopers, under orders of Governor Herbert H. Lehman, patrolled highways in the disturbance areas to prevent interference with the transportation of milk after renewed violence was reported yesterday. Twenty-seven of 56 state police on duty at the army maneuvers at Plattsburg, N. Y., were sent into the strike zone. Distributors in New York estimated a ,drop of 1,600,000 quarts of milk today. Dr. John L. Rice, commissioner of health, said yesterday's supply was 1.250,000 quarts short and added he was considering extending the milk shed to allow shipments from Boston, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Detroit and Chicago. Milk was being conserved at children's camps and hotels near Monticello, N. Y., as several big plants were reported running below 50 per cent capacity. RUBBER CASE UP TOMORROW Baker And Berkson To Get Hearings In City Court. OPPOSED TO / DIAL PHONES \i STRIKE CLOSES MILLS COLUMBIA. S. 0., Aug. ]8 (.>P)— A strike of 2,000 emploves closed WHO SAID IT .S DRY? thc fonr texl ,, e plam> o ' lhe Pac ,. ( Oscar Houpt. Mapleville. has sun- \ fie Mills here today. \ flowers that, measure, 16 inches in \ After the strike vote had been j ,<liameter. One stalk is 12 feet high i announced at a mass meeting,' and still growing. Tie also has a heavy picket lines were thrown > known as the \ Riohland and i Residents of Smithsburg like that •personal touch" in their telephone service. So much so that 1S4 of them signed a petition to the Public Service Commission opposing installation of dial-type instruments. "We feel." the petitioners said, "that we would not receive the i same high-type service now render- i ed by operators." j "Business and personal" reasons prompted the request that operators be retained in the Smithsburg j area, the petiiion continued. Robert i E. Smith and five other residents I signed the letter of transmit'tal as | a committee of subscribers. George L. Baker, 30, and Simon Berkson, 44, arrested yesterday in connection with the theft of several thousand dollars worth of scrap rubber from the Southern Shoe Company, will be given preliminary hearings in city court tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock. Baker, a foreman at the shoe plant, will be represented by Attorney D. K. McLaughlin. Investigating officers announced last night that Baker confessed that on three occasions he took part 5n the disposition of scrap rubber. Berkson denies he knew the rubber was stolen. Baker has been an employe of the Southern Shoe Company for twelve years. lima bean vine tbat has climbed a about the mills. radio aerial wire to the fop of the ; Gran by Olympia. house and is still climbing. " i Capital City GRANTED DIVORCE Florence E. White has been granted an absolute divorce by Judge T>. Lindley Sloan from Frederick T. White. John J. Allen was the attorney. 17 HURT IN CRASH PEORIA. 111.. AUK. IS (jp)— Seventeen passengers were injured today, five seriously when a Transcontinental bus skidded on A hill curve near ' Kingston mines and plunged into a field where it toppled on its side. A man who lived nearby heard the crash and telephones Peoria for ambulances and doctors, then aided the driver in pulling out, the passengers. Planning Some Real Baseball Heckling RICHMOND, Va., Aug. IS, (/P).—• Cecil Bartlett, the 24-year-old Richmond baker who got a brief taste of jail and considerable public sympathy through his enthusiastic heckling of the Richmond team in Piedmont Baseball League, now plans some bleacher-bleating in the big time of the world series. "I'll be right there and I'll do plenty of heckling," he said. A policeman did not see eye to eye with Cecil one night this week on whether it's the inalienable right of baseball fans to jeer long and loudly, and it cost him a $10 fine on a disorderly charge. A Richmond newspaper asked readers to contribute a cent per person to pay the fine; and several hundred pennies came in. But a friend paid the fine and the newspaper gave Cecil the pennies totaling about $7.00. SUSPENDCOP NOTAT POST Away Getting Cup Of Cof* fee When Bank Was Robbed. PHILADELPHIA, Aug. IS (#>).— The seven-minute noonday holdup of the Wyoming Bank and Trust company spelled suspension today for a policeman who left his beat for a cup of coffee just before four nervous methodical men held up nine bank employes and two customers and escaped with $33,100. While Patrolman James McManus was in a nearby lunchroom yesterday and the -bank's private guard was off on an errand, the men strode inside and executed in jig time one of the most daring daylight robberies ever staged here. Lugging their loot in a paper shopping bag, the bandits jumped into their car with two confederates and sped away. Police found the car abandoned in an unattended parking lot. "Get a cop!" we've been robbed.'" yelled a bank official as th e holdup car disappeared down the street. Patrolman McManus came on the run, gun in hand. Director of Public Safety James H. Malone later suspended McManus. whose police record had been perfect. Industrial Activities Show A Sharp Increase WASHINGTON*, Aug. is (JP).--A sharp increase in July industrial activity is indicated in preliminary reports u> the Federal Reserve Board. The board's index of industrial production climbed to 102 per cent of the 1923-25 average in July, compared with $S in June and 92 in April and May. The July upswing: was accounted for largely by an increase in steel and iron production, which usually j declines in July, was maintained this year at about the June level. Took Him Two Days To Find Hi* Hotel ATLANTIC CITY, N. J., Aug. 18; (JP). — Walking around this seashore resort with a detective for two days wasn't Herbert Flower's idea of a vacation, but he had to do it to start his sojourn in comfort. Flower, who is 63 and comes from Harrisburg, Pa., checked into a side avenue hotel and sent a boy to the railroad station to pick up his luggage. While the boy was gone, Flower decided to take a walk around the town. Wben he started back, he forgot where the hotel was located He called the police and they assigned Detective Thomas Bailey to help Flower find the hotel. They tramped the streets for two days in their search. GIRL FORMER FIX BENEFITS TOFARMERS Payments Under Crop Control Program Are Less Than Last Year's WASHINGTON, Aug. 18, (£>). — The Argicultural Adjustment Administration announced today that wheat farmers would receive benefit payments of 18 to 22 cents a bushel for complying with the 1940 crop control program. This is from six to 10 cents a bushel less than payments of 29 cents on the 1939 crop. Officials explained that the national wheat acreage allotment of 62,000,000 acres for next year was larger than this year's allotment of 55,000,000 acres, thus causing the reduced payments. The benefit payments are based on normal yield on acreage allotments to the individual farmers. More definite rates for the 1940 wheat payments cannot be determined, officials said, until information on 1939 is more complete and allotments are established for all 194 crops that will share in the payments. Prospective payment rates wer«i announced at this time, the AAA said, "in order that wheat farmers who are making plans now for 194f seedings may know approximately what payments they can earn." Wedding Plans Of BankRpbber Off ST. LOUIS. Aug. 18, (£>).—Twenty-two-year old Edmund Grey, who confessed to Detective - Sergeant William Greenspan he robbed the Blue Springs (Mo.) State bank yesterday, -will not get to use a wed- ring ring purchased with $20 of the loot, Greenspan quoted Grey as saying he robbed the bank to get funds to marry his 17-year-old sweetheart, who announced, "My intentions were to marry him, but it | is impossible in view of what happened." The youth was arrested yesterday afternoon on request of Kansas City Police as he stepped from j an east-bound plane at Municipal j airport. Says Members Of Camp Forced To Study Life Of Hitleir D I S G U S T ED Dies Committee Hears Girl Tells Of Camp Conditions. WASHINGTON, Aug. 18 (£»).—Nineteen-year-old Helen Vooros told the Dies committee today that there was "immorality" in a German-American bund camp on Long: Island, N. Y., and that she quit the bund because "the leaders wouldn't let me alone." "They planned to attack me," the plump dark-haired former bund youth leader added in an almost inaudible tone. "The immorality of the entire movement appalled you so--?" Representative Starnes (D-Ala) put in, starting a question. "It disgusted me," she said, cutting Starnes off. Miss Vooros made these assertions in telling about Camp Siegfried on Long Island. She said the girls' and boys' sections of the- camp were only 30 feet apart. "And that caused quite a bit of trouble," she added. Parents Complained "Parents complained they were too close.. ..and, .that the boys and girls were seen together." Asked by Starnes whether Theodore Dinklelacker, whom she had identified as leader of the bund's youth movement at th e time, had done anything to stop "immorality/' she said: "He did not consider it immoral, "Later I found out that it -was 'noble'." Earlier, she said bund leaders (Continued on Page 12) BLIGHT HITS PEACH CROP KINGSTON, R. L, Aug. IS (£>).— Rhode Island State College scientists worked at top speed in their laboratories today in effort to isolate a mysterious blight disease found to be ravaging the state's entire $100,000 peach crop. Known to baffled scientists only as "X," the strange virus blight first attacks the common choke cherry and then spreads to the peach trees,destroying the nearly- mature fruit, harvest of which has just begun. The blight, which the scientists said apparently entered Rhode Island from nearby Connecticut and Massachusetts orchards, was noted for the first time yesterday at Foster and Greenville. Well Known Dairy Farmer And Former Official Slightly Injured. Simon L. Downey, well known dairyman and a former county commissioner, suffered an injury to a shoulder about 8:30 o'clock this morning when the car he was driving figured in a collision with the machine of Mrs, Russell Clark. Fairplay, Route 1. j The accident occurred at the in-i terseclion of the Boonsboro-Williamsport road and the Downsville pike. Both drivers complained they were unable to see because of the | heavy growth of weeds and vines i alongside the roads. Both cars i were badly damaged in the crash. Reassessment Plans Are Going Forward Tax Supervisor Guy G. Gantz is in Baltimore today conferring with members of the State Tax Commission in regard to plans for the general reassessment of real estate in this county. As reported earlier in the week the Board of County Commissioners will in all probability name assessors Monday or Tuesday of next week as a meeting of the new assessors with Tax Commission experts has been tentatively scheduled for next Thursday. At this meeting the assessors will be schooled in the fundamentals of the work to be done. It was also reported earlier in the week that the Board of Commissioners likely will name only about thirty assessors since it is believed that greater efficiency can be realized through using a smaller group. APPLES KEEP WELU. 'j Mrs. Edward Ttnyre, Boonsborcv : has several York Imperial apples | that have been kept in her cellar since last fall and are still firm and well preserve** Negro Wanted To Assist Officers George Lee, 25, colored, who had a deputy sheriff badge in his possession when taken into custody by city police last evening, explained in court this worning that h« got the badge from a local pawnshop to assist officers In cleaning up tht illegal whiskey business which h» claims is flourishing: throughout th* colored section. His service* w*r* <!eel Inert,

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