The Daily Mail from Hagerstown, Maryland on August 30, 1939 · Page 1
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DAY BY DAY A car is a menace if it has too much power for its size. This Is also true of a man. Jflcril WEATHER Generally fair tonight and Thursday; moderate temperature. PY! Mr* 9fld Pufcilrtwd dAllr («xo«pt •«n**y> by tht Mail Publlihlnc C«. Vs/kl. liu. ft\J-*» Entered M Mcead-cltM m*tt«r »t th« Hac*»town Poitoflc*. HAGERSTOWN, MD., WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30, 1939. SINGLE COPIES, 3 CENTS BRITAIN PREPARES REPLY AS HITIER HINTS DECREED DEATH FOR DAUGHTER Rev. Walter Dworecki, 42,-year old pastor of the Camden, N. J. First Polish Baptist church, is charged with ordering the nuircle: of his daughter, Wanda. Police claim Dworecki promised Peter Shewchuk, the girl's suitor $100 to kill the girl for the $2,500 life insurance covering her. TWO GIRLS ON COUNTYTEAMS Teams To Represent The County At Timonium / Are Appointed. \J Two girls have been selected on teams that will represent Washington County in the cattle judging tunl dairy demonstration teams which will compete with tennis from other counties at the state contests to bo held at the Timonium fair on Labor Day. Jane Palmer, llagerstown Route 1, was named one of the three members of the dairy cattle judging team. Other members are Marshall Kretzer. Williamsport; John J-larshman, Jr., near Downsville, with Fred KreUcr, Williamsport, as alternate. .lane Mullenclore, of near Funkstown has been, selected ;i member of the dairy demonstration team (Continued on Page 12) COMMITTEEMEN t ON SOIL NAMED ?. Walter StoufiVr and K. E. Kooglc were named local commit- leemen at a meeting last night at Sharpsburg, at which lime organization of a Soil Conservation district, in Washington County was discussed. The two will serve on the committee that will administer the district when it is organized. The meeting at the Sharpsburg community hall was well attended by farmers of the district, interested in the program for correcting soil erosion here. Mr. Stotit'fer served as chairman of the meeting and introduced Messrs. Haas and Tignor of the Soil Conservation Service and Milt D. Moore, county farm agent, who explained the objectives of such a district. Slides showing what soil erosion has already done 1o many farmers in the county were displayed. Paris Evacuating 50,000 School Children Because Of War Fear Daladier Summon* Emergency Meeting While Declaring "We Will Know Where We Stand Today;*' Ready To Order Mobilization. PARIS,-Aug. 30 (/P)—The Premier's office announced today that a decree would be published in the official journal tomorrow requisitioning France's entire railroad network and all rail equipment for military purposes. PARIS, Aug. 30 (/P).—Evacuation of nearly 50,000 Paris schoolchildren began today as the threat of war still hung over Europe. Premier Daladier, who declared "we will know where we stand today," summoned members of three important parliament committees, the army air, and finance groups, for a mid-afternoon emergency session. By that time, the nation expected to know whether Adolf Hitler had made a bid for peace or war in his dispute with Poland. French leaders awaited news of the German leader's long note dispatched to London late last night. Some French leaders continued to. view the future pessimistically, but the tone of the Berlin morning press revived hopes Germans would agree to negotiate. ; Daladier was reported ready t order general mobilization, depend ing on terms of Hitler's note t< London. General Maxine Weygand, foi mer chief of the army general staff was enroute to Syria, charged wit" an important diplomatic cession which aroused considerable curios ity. Weygand was Marshal Foch' right-hand man in the World war As head of the French mission tc Poland in 1920, he- aided that coun try to stave off the Russian oft'en sive. Conserve Newsprint French newspapers, operating un der censorship, as were all com munications, appeared with large white gaps of deleted type. All had only six pages each, to conserve newsprint. School teachers appeared early to aid in evacuation of children thi: morning. Authorities hoped to run 47 trains out of the capital to the country, each carrying 1,000 child ren. RAIDERS* FACES SLIGHTLY RED SNOW HILL, Md., Aug. 30, (If). The faces of State's Attorney William G. Kerbin, Jr., and members of his "Flying Squad" of-an- tf-vice raiders were slightly red today. Kerbin explained his men caught 21 negro "crapshooters" at Public Landing a week ago, took down their names, confiscated seven sets of dice and 21 cents in cash as "evidence," then freed the men on their promise to appear for trial at Snow Hill. Trial night came but the defendants didn't. Kerbin. checking on the list of names, reported 15 of the 21 had given the name "Joe Louis." To date, none has been found. Residents Of Vatican City Get Gas Masks VATICAN CITY. Aug. 30 (#>)— ?fas masks were distributed to resi- ents of Vatican City today as a recaution against the tiny papal title's being affected by an air raid n surrounding Rome. Dim blue lights, similar to those sed in Rome, have been installed o enable the Vatican to join in dome's blackout. Luigi Cardinal Maglio'.ie, papal ocret.ary of state, had a long con* erence on the international situa- ion with the Pope at Castcl Gan- olfo. TRUCK EXPLODES riTTSKURGII, Aug. 30, (/P). — Flames from an exploding gasoline truck swept through a business block in nearby Sharpsburg today with a loss estimated by Police Chief Anthony Frrraro at more than $120,000. Two homes \veiv leveled and six other buildings wrecked or badly damaged. GUARD VESSELS BALBOA, C. Z., Aug. SO (#>).— Military guards were ordered to board every vessel passing through the Panama Canal in precautionary measures in force todav. WEATHER U. S. Weather Bureau Maryland: Generally fair tonight and Thursday; moderate temperature. Chesapeake Ray: Generally fair tonight and Thursday \vi;h moder a t f- temperature; diminishing northerly winds. FALL GUY GREKXSBURG, Pa., % Aug. 30 (7P)—The wasp that buzzed around James Zimmerman, high school janitor, while he cleaned a second- lloor window didn't sting him— but left him with an awful headache. Leaning out to striks the wasp, Zimmerman lost his balance and fell. He suffered a brain concussion. ANNENBERG IS AGAIN INDICTED CHICAGO. Aug. 30 (.^).— A Federal grand jury returned today indictments accusing M. L. Annen- herg, Philadelphia publisher; Chas. W. Bidwell, owner of the Chicago Cardinals Football club, and .Tames M. Ragan. Sr., Annenherg associate, of using the mails in furtherance of a lottery scheme. The jury returned seven indictments in all. Two charged Annenberg. Ragen and Bidwell. and three Annenherg companies. Nationwide News Service, Inc.; Illinois Nationwide News Service, Inc.. and Bentley Murray and Company, with use of the mails to further the alleged lottery; conspiracy to use the mails for such purposes; carrying from state to state by leased wires "a list of pri/.es awarded by means of a lottery scheme;" conspiracy to carry such lists. SHOT PIERCES BOY'S HEART Lee Hayse, Of Near Wolfsville, Fatally Hurt Today. Lee Hayse, aged about 14, son of Oscar Hayse, residing about 2 miles east of Wolfsville, was fatally wounded this morning between 7 and S o'clock by the accidental discharge of an old pistol at his home, according to word received here. The youth was reported to have been examining the pistol when it was accidentally discharged, the bullet piercing his heart. The body was removed to Middletown after Frederick county authorities investigated. The Hayse family resides along the Goose Run road, not far, from the scene of another fatal shooting several weeks ago, when a young woman shot and killed her husband. F. D. R. Will Meet Resources Board WASHINGTON, Aug. 30 (/P).— President, Roosevelt arranged his first meeting today with the newly- organized War Resources board, a group of industrial experts named to prepare the nation's economic machinery for any emergency. The group invited to the White House for a pre-luncheon meeting was headed by Edward R.^Stettin- ius. Jr., chairman of the board of the U. S. Steel corporation. Louis Johnson, assistant secretary of war. and Charles Edison, acting secretary of the navy, who have been sitting with the hoard at organization meetings, also were invited. SHE HAS HER OWN CORRIDOR PROBLEM NK\V BRUNSWICK. X- .L. Aug. 30, (/P).—Negotiations to settle a local "corridor" dispute were under way today aftor a woman "mobilized" with a .22 calibre rifle to protect her land she claimed as hers from invasion. Mrs. Klizaboth Ur. owner of a two-story frame building, claimed the deeds to her property and the property next door contained clauses which provided that an alley between the buildings could be used only for the purpose of walking hack and forth by ton- ants of both properties. The "treaty" governing the use of the alley was violated, Mrs. I'r said, when workmen appeared the other day and began construction of sub-pavement windows and gratings on the building next door. She came out. of her house armed with hfr son's .22 cali- bre rifle and stood guard over the alley, halting work on the windows and gratings. JAPAN TAKES NO CHANCE IN Raising Large Forces Through Korea, China Because Of Soviet-Nazi Pact TOKYO, Aug. 30 (£>)—As a re suit of Soviet Russia's non-aggres sion pact with Germany, freeing the hands of Japan's rival in East era Asia, the Japanese army i rushing large forces into Manchou kuo through Korea and North China. All vulnerable points along Man choukuo's frontiers with Soviet Siberia and Outer Mongolia, So viet protectorate, are- being rein forced. Manchoukuo is filled with rum ors that Russia, now freed of the German menace on her western frontier, similarly is massing fresh armies in Siberia. (In Moscow, however, the official agency, Tass, issued a denial of reports that 200,000 to 300,000 Red army troops had been sent to the Far East, asserting that on the contrary Russia was reinforcing her western frontier garrisons.) Scores of persons in all walks of life frankly voiced fears that the long-awaited second Russo- Japanese war was imminent. Preparing Report On German Agent WASHINGTON, Aug. 30 (#>)— The Dies committee, taking unusual precautions because of international tension, decided today to consult the State Department Before publishing a report on the ictivities of an agent for certain G-erman interests. House investigators were draft- ng the report, which Chairman Dies (D-Tex) of the committee on in-American activities said would leal with the work of Dr. Colin Ross. Dies told reporters Ross had •egistered with the State Depart- nent "under protest" as an agent of various German interests, in- luding motion picture companies. DREAD DISEASE APPEARS PRINCESS ANNE. Md., Aug. 30. 4P).—Dread encephalomyelitis, the pinal meningitis in horses which ost Somerset county farmers housands of dollars five years ago, ropped up again today with a re- iort of one fatality. Veterinarians said the death of a 250 mule on the farm of Grover D. 'owell, of near Rchoboth, was aused bv the disease. ALL IDENTIFIED With but a single exception, very one of the 25 or so checks tolen from the Coca-Cola Com- lany's office safe last week and orn into bits by the robbers has ecu identified. The scattered ieces of the checks were found trewn along the Middleburg-Green- astle pike the morning of the rob- ery. Sub Protection Ann Lilienthal, of New York peers through a paint-darkened window of the British liner Aquitania as it docks in New York. All windows were blacked out to' prevent light from betraying the vessel's position to enemy submarines in event war broke out during" the crossing. (C.P.) HETZER NAMED TO ROAD POST Williamsport Engineer Appointed Superintendent Of County Roads The appointment of C. William Hetzer, Williamsport, as county "oad superintendent, was announc- 3d today by the Board of County Commissioners. The appointment of Mr. Hetzer follows the action of the Board yesterday in voting to resume control of the lateral road system of the county. Mr. Hetzer. who has been serving s town engineer of Williamsport or a number of years, received the mammons vote of the Board. He vill take over his new duties in a reek or two. it was reported, at a alary to be fixed later. In announcing Mr. Hetzcr's ap- lointment. President Wm. C. Mau- ;ans said that the Williamsport nan is perhaps one of the best ualifiecl in the county, having a wealth of experience to his credit, (Continued on Page 12) RING LOST 43 YEARS AGO FOUND IN LANE Forty-three years ago Mrs. Harry iningcr lost a gold band ring on he farm of her parents, Mr. and Irs. Martin Bivens, near Lemas- ers. Recently Charles Secrist, res?nt owner of the farm, found he ring while walking down the line. The ring was in as good con- ition as the day it was lost. ARM BRUISED John D. Hollyday, vice-president ml trust officer of the Xicodemus National Bank, suffered a badly raised forearm last evening when truck by a pitched ball while um- iring a game at Funkstown. Pursue Silent Diplomacy Policy To Avert Any Public Discussion Germany Welcomes Offer Of Belgium And Netherlands DEMANDS STAND Return Of Danzig And Corridor Remain Unaltered. BERLIN, Aug. 30 (/P).— The German government "welcomes with extraordinary sympathy the offer of mediation by Queen Wilhelmina and King Leopold/' authoritative quarters said unreservedly today. These persons said the offer of mediation was not extended to the German government but to Great Britain, France and Poland. Britain, in the opinion of these persons, is the only nation really in a position to press upon Poland to accept. Members of the German cabinet assembled unexpectedly in Adolf Hitler's chancellery at 4:30 p.m. (10:30 a.m., E.S.T.). All were in Berlin, available for the meeting. Members of the Reichstag, many o* whom left the capital after their meeting with Hitler last Sunday, have been ordered to hold them selves in readiness to return for a meeting at any moment. (London and Paris have seat favorable replies to The Netherlands and Belgian sovereigns. Poland reiterated her reply to President Roosevelt on the desirability of mediation, but indicated further (Continued on Page 12) SHADOWY FIGURES BOARD NAZI FREIGHTER, NOW MISSING DOG OWNERS AREJVARNED Bounty Commissioners Order Drive On License Delinquents. Very much dissatisfied over the ailure of county dog owners to ake out 1939-40 licenses for their pets, the Board of County Com- nissioners yesterday ordered the clerk to notify all law enforcement fficers to arrest delinquents at nee. Licenses were due July 1 and announcement made at the time that ags could be obtained from con- fables, the office of the County Commissioners, county magistrates md the S. P. C. A. Records show hat only about 50 per cent of the isual number for this time of the •ear have been taken out to date. The law provides a fine of $5. The money derived from the sale f tags goes into a special fund of he county to reimburse farmers nd others for damage done by ogs. In past years the fund has )een of sufficient size to meet all such obligations. This year the fund is far short and the Board takes the position that it wouldn't be exactly fair to use tax money to pay for dog damage and permit hundreds of dogs to run around without licenses. POLAND CALLS MORE TO ARMS WARSAW, Aug. 30, (/P).—Poland issued orders today calling an undisclosed number of new reservists to the colors. The first mobilization posters appeared with the heading, "The President has ordered general mobilization," but it was authoritatively emphasized that the order, calling up about 50,000 men, was not actually general mobilization since a large number of exceptions were understood to have been made. It is estimated that Poland could put 4,000,000 men into the field under general mobilization. The increase in the number of men under arms was ordered as government officials took an increasingly serious view of the general European situation and especially of the concentration of German troops in Slovakia on Poland's southern border. TREATY MUST BE SCRAPPED Editorial, Believed Duce-Inspired. Demands Versailles Pact Scrapping ROME, Aug. 30 (/P).—Scrapping of what is left of the treaty of Versailles as the first step toward banishing Europe's war fear was demanded today by Premier Mu".~o- lini's Milan newspaper, 11 Popolo d'Italia. The paper's editorial, widely republished in the Italian press, was reported reliably to have been inspired directly if not actually written by Mussolini. The paper said llth-hour appeals for II Duce to save the peace were coming through "the international | press." 1 It indicated the price of Mussolini's affirmative response would be a far-reaching formula on both "European and non-European" complaints which Mussolini had favored for years. Observers generally interpreted the adjective "non-European" to mean redistribution of colonial raw materials. Likening Europe's crisis to toothaches, the editorial said: "Now that the pain has reached the stage of spasms the tooth must comeout. To remove the cause of the evils which afflict Europe and not just today—the treaty of Versailles must be eliminated. Out with Versailles. Out with all European and non-European ills." Thousands of Italians abandoned the cities for the countryside on government advice. Reported Time Limit For Reply No Ultimatum, Says Hitler NOTE LO1NG ONE Hitler's Note H Said T* Be Three And Half Pages Long. LONDON, Aug. 30 (£>).— The British government was said in official circles today to- be planning a further comf munication to Fuehrer Hitler while it also was reported in usually reliable diplomatic circles that Germany's latest, note contained an indication- at least of a willingness now. to negotiate directly with Poland. .:. In these quarters there was a suggestion that Germany might waVt a Polish minister plenipotentiary to be sent to Berlin, but whether- this was definitely suggested in Hitler's note was not disclosed. Sources close to the government said the British reply would be" sent to Berlin later today. It was expected to be of such a nature that a further communication from' Hitler would be likely. The British government has in-. sisted throughout that Germany and Poland negotiate directly on their differences, a condition which thus far has lacked support from Germany. British officials maintained secrecy concerning the contents of Hitler's lengthy note, which was before the cabinet at an hour and a half session todav. Although any willingness by Germany to open negotiations directly (Continued on Page 12) Hunters Busy Taking Out Licenses; Season Opens September 1. An ample supply of copies of the game laws of the state have been received at the Clerk of Court's office and may be had by hunters. With the dove season scheduled to open with daylight Friday. September 1, scores of hunters are keeping deputy clerks busy issuing licenses this week. The dove season lasts the entire month of September. The squirrel season opens September 15 to con- 1 tinue until October 15. Hunters are reminded that Federal regulations limit the bag limit on doves to 15 while the bag limit on squirrels is six. PHILADELPHIA. Aug. 30 (/P)— X situation with many elements of an international spy mystery—including shadowy figures boarding a vessel in the dim light before dawn — confronted Philadelphia customs officials today. The mystery centered around the N'orth Gorman Lloyd freighter \Vie- gand. Customs officials said they had nsked the Coast Guard to search for her. The situation, as presented to government officials by William II. F.gan, who piloted the ship down the Delaware River to the Atlantic Oc"an, was: The :..SGO-;on vessel left Philadelphia at, noon Saturday, with Xorfolk. Va.. as her next port of call. Nearing Delaware breakwater at the mouth of the Delaware River, the freight n r abruptly turned I around arid steamed back up the river. Off Marcus Hook, Pa.—IS miles below Philadelphia—the Weigand dropped anchor. There two mysterious passengers came aboard. When dawn came, the freighter was steaming toward sea again. Pilot Kgan left the freighter at the breakwater. She has not. been sighted since, although due at Xor- folk yesterday. Maybe Fleeing Country "It seems apparent there was j something illegal about it." said one customs official. "We feel the mysterious passengers were fleeing this country." F.gan said the vessel's captain. Johann Germannf. received a message, by short-wmv radio shortly before turning back up the river. A. Raymond Ran", collector of the port, summoned an unofficial ; board of inquiry for today and dis-1 closed simultaneously that another German ship due here was "miss ins:." i The Aachen, scheduled to reach ; Delaware breakwater Sunday on a ; trip from Progress, Mexico, d'.d : not show up. Raff reported. i Thanksgiving, 1940, Will Be Nov. 21st WASHINGTON. Aug. 30 (.^p)— President Roosevelt has decided'to proclaim November 21 as Thanksgiving Day for 1040, it being the third instead of the usual fourth Thursday of the month. This will correspond to the President's action in moving up this year's Thanksgiving from November 30 to November 23. Following announcement of this year's change many governors, sports authorities and calendar makers protested and some governors have announced they will not follow the President's action but will proclaim November 30 as the day for Thanksgiving. The Chief Executive's original action was taken on the belief there was not enough time between November 30 and Christmas, December 2.~\ in which to conduct holiday trade and he believed by moving up the date retail merchants could do more business. Much Spent For NYA Labor Here County Will Receive Increased Benefits For Next Year. The National Youth Administration spent 531.264 for youth labor in Washington County during the last fiscal year and an announcement today said that the county will receive increased benefits during the current fiscal year beginning July 1. Ryland X. Dempster. X.Y.A. administrator for Maryland, said that 165 youths were employed on X.Y.A. projects during June and received mor.thly earnings averaging $2.604. The youths employed on X.Y.A, work here were all between the ages of IS and 24 inclusive, out-of- school and unemployed. Their need had been certified by local relief authorities. X.Y.A. projects in Maryland have included construction of schools, community centers, recreational facilities, repair of public buildings, operation of workshops and sewing room?, clerical activities, home economics projects and many other (Continued on Pagt 12) NORTHEASTER ; : HAS ABATED WILMINGTON, Del., Aug. SO (/P) —A two-day northeast storm—the worst of the season—abated in lower Delaware today. — At least 25 vessels, however, remained at safe anchorage inside the Delaware breakwaters as the Coast Guard kept a lookout for a possible recurrence of the howling winds. Highways in some sections were, covered by three to four inches of water, although all roads were open. The storm reached its peak last night, when the- wind attained !a. velocity of 42 miles an hour. Fishermen said serious damage along the Rehoboth Beach coastline was prevented by a sudden shift in the wind just, before high tide. Winds tore down corn in some sections. Farmers in the Georgetown section feared heavy loss would result to tomato crops. Flooded fields, they say, are preventing them from harvesting. i VISITING SCHOOLS I Members of the Board of Educa,- j tion spent this morning visiting new I schools of the county. The Board j will meet this afternoon to perfect j final plans for the opening of tilt i term next Tuesday. '•A

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