The Daily Mail from Hagerstown, Maryland on August 30, 1939 · Page 2
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TWO THE DAILY MAIL, HAGERSTOWN, MD., WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30, 1939. FDR WORRIED OVER EUROPE Blames Gravity Of Situation To- Senate's Failure On . Neutrality Action WASHINGTON, Aug. 30 (£>)—In emphatic tones. President Roosevelt told newspapermen ' Tuesday that the Senate's failure to enact his neutrality legislation.at the last ses : sion of Congress was a factor contributing to the gravity of the European crisis. At the same time, he asserted that the purpose of holding and searching the German luxury liner, the Bremen; was' to make certain she;; could not be equipped at sea for offensive 'war purposes. The United States, ne said', would be liable.to claims for damage inflicted If that happened. 'He added that the same treatment would be given the merchant ships of all the potential European belligerents. Dispatches Studied Dispatches on developments in the -European situation poured across the desk of the President and other high officials during the day. In fact, Secretary Hull confessed to newsmen that they had become so voluminous he found it difficult to keep pace .with them. In the meantime, two steps of a military nature were announced by this government, both ,having to do with the defense of the Panama Cinal. In some quarters it was eitplained that should war come •vfpporters of sue side might conceivably seek to damage the canal to:-handicap the movements of the other side's merchant shipping. So, it was announced that military guards would be placed on "board all vessels passing through the canal and that the military personnel in the Canal Zone would be increased by 272 officers and 7,360 «nlisted men. Troops will begin moving toward the Canal Zone September 2, it was said. Called a Factor Mr. Roosevelt's neutrality legislation was intended to repeal the present embargo on the shipment of war.- supplies to belligerents, ttus opening American markets to all nations involved in war, provided they paid cash and took title to their purchases before shipment. As to the detention and search of the Bremen, the President said it was-obvious that this. government had to protect .itself against possible future damage claims. He referred to the famous case of the ship Alabama which was built in England, left . that country unarmed, was armed at sea, and became a war vessel of the Confederate States. The United States government, he said, collected some §15,000,000 from England as a result. A USED CAB is most easily chosen after comparing' all those offered in th« Classified Section "Autos For Sale" Coli--nn. BIGGER-BETTER flavor Pure in quality "LUNCH ROOMS & TAVERNS' Get our Prices on "BUTTERED POPCORN" By the Can (IT TASTES DIFFERENT) CAUFFMAN'S Cut Rate STORE 10 En-it Washlneton Street For Perspiration, Body Odor, Food Odor, Try RU-CO 25c Rudy's Rexa " Pharmacy Hotel Hamilton Corner Chamberlain And Halifax Wait Hitler's Reply Snapped in St. James Park, London, as Adolf Hitler's latest reply in the diplomatic exchanges between Germany and Great Britain was anxiously awaited, are (left to right) Mrs. Neville Chamberlain, wife of the prime minister; Sir Alexander Cadogan. (back to camera) undersecretary of state for foreign affairs; Prime Minister Chamberlain, and Lord Halifax, foreign secretary. (Radiophoto from London) Strive To Save Poland Foreign Minister Joseph Beck (left) and Louis Lipski (right) ambassador to Germany, were key figures in Poland's recent efforts to save herself thru diplomacy instead of bloodshed. It was announced in Paris that Chancellor Hitler had rejected a proposal 10 negotiate m- rectly with Poland and in a letter tn French Premier Daladier firmly asserted that Danzig and the Polish Corridor "must return to Germany and the Macedonian conditions along the frontier must cease." TRAFFIC FATALITY LIST IS MOUNTING BALTIMORE, Aug. 30—Tiny colored pins on a series of maps in State Police headquarters— each indicating a traffic death somewhere in Maryland's counties—were multiplying so fast Tuesday that 1939 seemed about to move ahead of 1938 in total persons killed. Sergt. Marlin D. Brubaker, director of the Accident Prevention Bureau, reported August deaths, to date, had almost wiped out the decreased toll noted at the end of July. As of August 1, there had been 145 persons killed since January 1, compared with 154 during the comparable period of 1938. To date this month, however, 26 persons have been killed, compared with 23 killed in August a year ago. State Police records do not include deaths in Baltimore City accidents. Pomona Grange To Meet On Saturday The Washington County Pomona Grange will meet with St. Paul's grange as host" on Saturday, September 2. The forenoon business session will begin at 10 o'clock. Among business to be considered will be preparations for exhibits at the Great Hagerstown Fair in October. The afternoon will be given over, to a program consisting of reports. ' literary features and speaking. Training School Plans Completed Standard Leadership Training School To Begin October 9. Announcement of the completion of plans for the annual Standard Leadership Training School of the Hagerstown Council of Religious Education has been made by the chairman of the Board of Administration, Rev. Paul E. Holdcraft, D. D. The school will be held on five Monday evenings, beginning October 9th. There will be two class periods of 50 minutes each, each night, and, a 20-minute worship period in between the class sessions. Prominent ministers will speak at the worship services. The d-ean of the school is Rev. H. A. Fesperman, D. D., and the sessions will be held this year in Christ's Reformed Church, West Franklin, street. Miss Elizabeth. Ehlers, 216 West Wilson Boulevard, will again serve as is registrar. Tli-9 courses and instructors are as, follows: "Personal Religious Living," Mr. Charles Morrison; The Old Testament—Its Content and Values, Rev. A. H. Groff; The New Testament—Its Content and Values, Rev. W. S. Hess, D. D.; The Christian Message for Our Present Day World, Rev. F. B. Plummer, D. D.; Guiding Children in Christian Growth, Mrs. N. S. SniA-ely; The Art of Leading'Young People's Meetings, Rev. Roy L. Sloop. The latter course is sponsored by the Washington County C. E. Union, Miss Lola May, president All young people are invited to take this course, irrespective of membership in a C. E. society. The time limit for granting the international diplomas for the completion of 12 units of work in the standard curriculum has been extended to include this school. All persons who will hrve completed their 12 units of credit by the end of this school should consult either Rev. H. A. Fesperman or Rev. P. E. Holdcraft at once, to have their credits evaluated and arrange for their diploma. Folders with detailed information •will be released in the churches within a vreek or two. Copies may be had from the registrar or Dr. Holdcraft. Rev. W. S. Hess, D. D., is president of the Hagerstown Council of Religious Education. They Direct French Might The big three of French air, sea and land forces are pictured as they left a conference in Paris with Premier Daladier. They reported the French war machine ready for any emergency. Left to right, General Vuillemin, chief of air force; Admiral Darlan, commander of fleet, and General Maurice Gamelin, army chief. Lodge Talks Over Building Plans A discussion of plans for the erection of a new Odd Fellows' Temple on the site of the burned structure, on Soiith Potomac street, took place at a regular meeting of Potomac Lodge, No. 31, I. 0. 0. F., held at the Woodmen hall last evening. Harry Yessler, York, the architect, showed the completed plans of the building. The members, after some discussion, decided that some minor changes in the plans should be made. It is expected that the lodge may authorize asking for bids on the general contract after the next regular meeting on Tuesday evening, Sept. 5. The revised plans call for a three- story brick building with store rooms on the first floor, and auditorium for use of the lodge on the Warfare Opened On Courthouse Pigeons The pigeon war is on in full ewing again in Hagerstown. Armed with his trusty .22 shooting iron, Deputy Leister Isanogle has made the winged pesta around the Court House a practically unknown quantity in recent days. County Clerk J. R. Ray Black took a hand in the shooting yesterday afternoon and felled one of the birds. If time permits, Deputy Isanogle will be glad to accommodate anyone desiring to rid their properties of pigeons. Most of the birds are sent to the County Home. second floor. It will be a fireproof structure. LEGION PLANS INSTALLATION Fitting Ceremonies Will Be Held Thursday Evening At Headquarters. The new district vice-commander of the American Legion, Department of Maryland, T. F. Lynch, this^city, will install the new officers of Morris Frock Post at the regular meeting to be held on Thursday evening, Aug. 31, at the Legion Home at 7:45 o'clock. Paul H. Smith, retiring commander of the post, requests a good attendance at this meeting and asks that uniforms and caps be worn. R. D. Stonebraker has been elected a delgat© from the local post to attend the national convention in Chicago, Sept. 25-28. The new officers of the post to be installed at the ceremonies are: Clyde M. Bell, commander; H. C. Elgin, senior vice commander; 0. G. Eckard, Jr., junior vice commander; C. L. Stine, adjutant; Rev. Fr. J. F. Leary, chaplain; H. J. Stottlemyer, finance officer; R. W. Ambrose, sergeant-at-arms; G. "W. Webber, historian; executive committee, H. F. Mowen, R. D. Stonebraker, P. H. Smith, H. C. Shank, C. L. Mobley. REV. DR. SKYLES, 69, DIES SUDDENLY CUMBERLAND, Aug. 30 (£>)— The Rev. Dr. Eugene P. Skyles died suddenly last night, less than three days after he preached his farewell sermon at St. Mark's Reformed Church and prepared to go into retirement at Berlin, Pa. Death, due to a heart attack, occurred a short time after Dr. Skyles and his wife returned from a church corn roast near here. He died before the arrival of a doctor. Dr. Skyles, 69, had been pastor of the church for 35 years and delivered his farewell sermon Sunday. TAKEN TO HOSPITAL William C. Kline, Bethel street, was taken to the Washington County Hospital last night for the treatment of arm cuts sustained in a fall. GUARD IS ASKED WASHINGTON, Aug. : J ,0 (/P)—Expressing fear that Fritz Kuhn of the German-American Buud might leave the country, the Dies committee asked Federal and local authorities at New York Tuesday to guard against his departure. The Horoscope (Copyright, 1939, by th* McClure Newspaper Syndicate) Wednesday, August 30, 1939 Astrologers read this as an unimportant day in planetary direction, a date for the pursuit of routine affairs. The morning is fairly favorable to mercantile enterprises. Good luck should attend modest business ventures while this configuration prevails. Speculation should be avoided, for it will be tempting, but generally unlucky. The stars seem to encourage dissensions and quarrels. The planetary influences affect individuals as well as nations. The temper should be sternly controlled. There is a sign indicating the spread of deceit and double-dealing. Secret organizations will grow rapidly in the. early autumn when there will be widespread discontent. Relief policies will continue to cause criticism. Efforts to reduce the number of recipients will be attended by sinister influences, the seers warn. Discussion of politics comes under portents of hard feeling, misjudgment and extraordinary hazards for ambitious public men. A year of preparation for national campaigns will be poorly spent, it is forecast. Inequalities among farm workers are to be brought to public notice persistently in coming months when the plight of migratory families will engage philanthropists. Congress will be forced to consider plans for aid. Persons whose birthdate it is have the augury of a year of fairly good fortune. Both men and women should avoid changes and cultivate contentment. Children born on this day probably will be amiable and studious. Many subjects of this sign of Virgo are mystics and students of the occult. They are fitted for pulpit or platform. TO NEGLECT the thrift possibilities of th« Classified Section is to throw «/war money. J A Last Farewell A reservist in the British Royal Artillery lakes a last fond look at his baby as he joins his regiment in preparation' for war. This poignant picture was made in Waterloo station, London, as "Britain prepared to carry out her promise to resist Nazi domination of Poland. French to Accept Mediation Offer Paris, Aug. 2!) (JP)— France tonight accepted an offer from King Leopold HI of the Belgians to mediate the European crisis jointly with Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands. However, little was held for the mediation offer, which would need Adolf Hitler's assent, and French officials said Europe's critical situation was "simply stationary." The French reply to King Leopold was sent to Brussels tonight and when Queen Wilhelmina's offer arrives it. too will receive a favorable reply. Belgian-Netherlands offers were said to have been sent also to Britain, Germany, Poland and Italy. SALE Women's SHOES EARLES Dept. Store 74 West \Vnshlneton Street Don't Be Satisfied With Only A Few Eggs FEED CONKEY'S Y. O. EGG MASH Order Yours Today HOWARD'S . Bnltimore St. Phone GRAND OPENING Zacks Mills Co, NEW STORE 11 West Washington Street ABOUT TIME INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 30 (.$>)— Three weeks ago, Mrs. John Caylor hung the family washing in the backyard. Somebody stole it. Two weeks ago, .Mrs. Caylor hung the fainily washing in the backyard. Smebody stole it. Yesterday. Mrs. Caylor hung the ff>.;r..;y ivashing in the backyard. Snnvrboriy stole it. Mr?. Caylor then told police. Second National Bank The Oldest Bank in Hagerstown Electric Cooking CLEANER FASTER CHEAPER A*k for Proof •* Your ELECTRIC Range Dealer Mass transportation is transportation Y OU'VE heard a lot about the modern wonders of mass production —how it brings down the cost of things you buy—how it makes possible most of the modern comforts we enjoy. But did you ever stop to think that modern mass production would be impossible if there were no mass transportation to carry the raw materials to the factories and carry the products forth to every corner of the land? The only nation-wide mass transportation in America is the railroads, with their 240,000 miles of super-highways built and maintained by private enterprise. Over these super-highways travel some 1,760,000 freight cars — rolling up an average total of 13,000 miles per car each year. These cars, linked together in trains and pulled by a single power plant, do a mass transportation job which no other common carrier could begin to handle — and at an average charge of about one cent for hauling one ton of freight a mile — far less than the average charge made by any other carrier providing general transportation. Isn't that what you'd call modern transportation— transportation able to carry all the products that modern factories can produce and modern farms can raise, and do it so smoothly that most people never give it a thought? When you look at the job the railroads are doing, you can see why government should give all "forms of transportation" equal treatment and an equal opportunity to earn a living. NORFOLK AND WESTERN RAILWAY

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