THE DAILY MAIL, HAGERSTOWN, MD., WEDNESDAY, AUGtfST 30, 1939. Bfciilj JL JtotU. ^_ » . (Established 1S2S) • Published every evening except iunday by The Mail Publishing 1 Company, 2S Summit Avenue. Hagrers- Maryland. j. A. HAWKEX Editor * National Advertising: Representatives': Burke,. Kuipers & 2Mahoney,'Inc. New York, 1203 Graybar Building; Chicago, 203 North Wabash Avenue: Atlanta, 1601 Rhodes-Haverty Buildingr: Dallas, SO" Southwestern Life Building-; Oklahorha City. 55S First National Building-. Address all communications to The Daily Mail Editorial, Business or Circulation Department, not to individuals. S._ E. PHILLIPS...General Manager C. & P. Phone 104-105-106 Same numbers reach all departments Member Audit Bureau of Circulation SUBSCRIPTION RATES (All Subscription Rates Payable in Advance) Singrle Copy 03 One • Month r.5 One Year (by carrier) 6.00 By Mail (Up to Fourth Zone). 6.00 Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Zones S.50 Seventh and Eighth Zones .... 9.50 highs. Building construction contracts, for the last six months have been larger than in any year since 1930. Automobile sales and output took an unexpected spurt at the end of June. Sales for the month were 70 per cent above those of a year ago. While we still have 10,000,000 relief recipients among us, the rolls seem to be yielding to increasing employment in many cities and if full recovery is not yet here, there is at least, a bright array of impressive signs that the country is making progress toward its goal. THE GREAT CONCILIATION Entered at the postoffice at Ha- perstown as 2nd class matter Dec. 12, 1S9S. MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated Press is exclusively entitled to the use of publica- tion.of all news dispatches credited to it or not otherwise credited in this paper and also local news published therein. All rights of publication of special dispatches herein *.r« also reserved. General Gamelin Upon his return from France a few days ago, General Pershing, who knows a great deal about fighting men, said that tha French army is the hest in Europe. A similar opinion has been expressed by Mussolini, who is full}- aware of the historic fact that no more than one occasion the timely arrival of French, reinforcement during the World War saved Italy from military collapse. There if no braggadocio about the French, military people. They know their business and are not disturbed by doubts or jitters. la fact, they were calmly confident when the statesmen were gripped by the palsy of fear that preceded Munich. Naturally, interest in the master of the French war machine grows. What manner of man is he? What is his experience? What reason is there for his presence in a position of almost unparalled military power, as he will be the commander of all armies allied with France and Britain and even of the navies at sea? Insofar as the commander of her armies is concerned, France is fortunate. General Marie Gustave Gamelin, a quiet, unassuming, retiring little man, is a ^great soldier. He was an inspired mtrategist in the war and a brilliant leader of men. In the development of France's formidable peace-time army he has played a part of inestimable importance. In Gamelin the axis powers will find a formidable adversary, if and when war comes. In Europe, where most of the new political ideologies have had their origin, a beautiful friendship has been established. Nothing quite like it has happened in our time. The fraternizing of the lion and the lamb is as nothing in comparison. It is as startling as if the mongoose and the cobra were to lie down side by side. Comrade Stalin and Fuehrer Hitler have fraternized. After all these years of hatred they are now friends. -The Comrade's picture has actually been printed in the Reich's papers. Flags of the two nations fly side by side. There is an unofficial report that the Fuehrer has sent his new friend a box of orchids and a chocolate layer cake baked by the Berchtesgaden chef. In view of this affecting union of kindred spirits abroad, it seems rather foolish for followers of the alien leaders who are in this country to maintain even the semblance of antipathy. They should by all means end their differences and embrace. Fritz Kuhu. who declared only a few days ago that "rumors that Germany will enter a pact with Communist Russia are part of a campaign to smear Hitler with the Communist "brush," should sit down and have his little cry and then reconcile himself to the new order. Comrade Bowder. who viewed these reports as "nothing but poison spread by the enemies of peace and democracy." should do likewise. For a while it may seem strange for Kuhn and his motley collection of followers—outright traitors, bigots, dupes, clerical demagogues and racketeers—and the half- baked fellow travelers of the left, to mingle together in a common communion. But it is a logical coalition. They are birds of a feather. Pretty Picture! STRICT ACCOUNTABILITY BUSINESS PICKS UP Although there may be some disposition to question the^conclusion of Roger Babson that business is back to normal and that there remains only the necessity of overcoming the depression complex, the tYidences of improvement are numerous and convincing. There can no longer be any doubt that business conditions are substantially better, a fact which is made additionally significant by reason of the adverse circumstances under which the improvement has been made. For months the world has been in that twilight state that is neither war nor peace but still there has been continued progress all along the line. Among the signs of business improvement noted by the United States Chamber of Commerce are the plans for raising new capital. August witnessed the first upturn in months in the aggregate of Joans to industry by banks. Led by iron end steel production, industrial activity rose sharply in July, reaching tho index figure cf 102 on the Federal Reserve Board's seasonally adjusted tables and coming close to the levels reached last December. The index of the Journal of Com raerce for the last week ;n June was 27 per cent above the level of the corresponding period of 1938. Electric power production and freight car loadings have shown rises, while copper sales and conmimption are at new That shrewd opportunist, gifted psychologist and daring adventurer, Herr Hitler, sheds a great deal of light upon his technique in his aook of prophecy, Mein Kampf. He emphasizes the supreme importance of compelling an opponent to make an initial surrender. That is all that is necessary, he says. Once a lation has backed down it is lost. Self-respect, determination and ourage have been sacrified and it becomes increasingly difficult in the future to make a stand. The story of Germany's sweeping triumphs during recent years is a substantiation of the soundness of this theory. It has gone forward because The' opposition, having surrendered in the beginning, now is unable to hold its ground. Japan's discerning statesmen have been quick to recognize the logic of Hitler's reasoning and for this reason are pressing Britain desperately. In view of the tragic consequences, of. the policies of retreat, it is gratifying to Americans that, in its troubled relations with Japan, our government is maintaining a position of consistent firmness. Japan will be held strictly accountable for any injury to Americans or damage to their property resulting from operations incident to the closing of the Canton River between Canton and Hongkong. Japan, like Germany, may be expected to press its advantages to the limit. The sooner a halt is called, the less cause there will be for future annoyance and anxiety. After years of marriage, a considerate husband doesn't try to be affectionate. Unusual attentions always embarrass a lady. WASHINGTON, Aug. 30.—At last Representative Ham Fish has hit the international jackpot. He introduced into the Interpar- liamentary union at Oslo a resolution suggesting that conference of little nations and some big ones form a court of mediation to help keep the big nations out of war. The conference turned the thing inside out and left only a suggestion that Europe seek a peaceful solutions to its difficulties. Yet right on the heels o£ the New Yorker's resolution came a call from King Leopold of Belgium for just such a conference. Maybe Ham Fish's resolution wasn't the cause of it all. But why quibble? He recommended the thing and the king did it. Any member of Congress is entitled to make one-two-three of such a perfect sequence. A whopping success like tfiat might change Fish's whole outlook on life. He is one of Harvard's contributions to government •wno did not come to Washington with eyes a-sparkle to help make the country over before next payday. Ham Fish is an apostle of trloom—a modern Jeremiah. Sees Fewer "Reds" Ever since 1930, when he headed one of the most flowery "Red" hunt?, Representative Fish has seen a Communist in every pot and two Nazis in every garage. That condition as affected every chairman of committees setting out to investigate subversive influences. Representative Fish, however, has shown some signs of reduced alarm. In ]93(5 be deplored "the growing signs of hysteria over communism in America and the uu- Hata Selected As Minister Of War TOKYO. Aug. 30 (£>)—The man who commanded Japanese forces in Central China most of last year. General Shunroks Hata, was named Minister of War Tuesday as the new premier, General Nobuyuki Abe. filled the key posts of his government. The new government was expected to pursue a moderate course in international affairs but to push ahead vigorously with the undeclared war in China. The 64-yoar-old General, who emerged from retirement, surrounded himself with political veterans for the task of restoring domestic unity while avoiding international pitfalls. A leap of 20 feet ft 3/4 inches won the broad jump at the Olympic jrnmes in 1S06, but it took 26 feet 5 2]/fi4 inches to win it in fortunate attempts to link all liberals with commu'nst activities." "The United States," he added, "is freer.from communistic appeal among wage earners than any other nation in the world." * * * He Guessed Wrong . Rep. Fish had singularly bad luck forecasting war. He made a brief tour of Europe before the Oslo conference, interviewing the heads of governments. On August 15 he expressed fear that the nations would be at war by August 20. That surprised Europe no end. It turned out not to be the day Europe has chosen. He is an outright isolationist, and. his isolationism has remained consistent. On a stop in Kansas City one day he was besieged by successive groups of reporters. To each he insisted that the United States should keep its soldiers out of China and not "pick the chestnuts out of the fire for the British Empire." "Aw. Dad," said his young son, weary of such consistency, "you already told reporters." that to three other JUST FOLKS By EDGAR A. GUKST FLOWERS AND PEOPLE The zinnia is a common flower Like people of the middle-class, With time to while away an hour With all who chance to pass. The rose is an aristocrat, The rose is an aristocrat. Save that which blooms in gardens small. The mangold is pleased to chat Light-heartedly with all. The peony is a touchy jade. The least offense will give her pain. Let but one small mistake be made She may not bloom again. The larkspur has a generous mind Which makes her friendship very nice. Let anyone to her be kind And she will blossom twice. Friendly and true are phlox and pink, And as about my ground I go. The flowers are very like, I think. The people that we know. CLERGYMEN GATHER WESTMINSTER, Aug. 30 (£>)— Methodist ministers from Maryland and Delaware registered Tuesday for opening of the 29th annual conference of Methodist clergymen. Delegates from several other neighboring states also registered at the opening session, making a total of 125 in all. The conference groups meet at Western Maryland College aud the Westminster Theological Seminary. Man About Manhattan .— By George Tucker NEW YORK, Aug. 30.—Still stunned by the news of Sidney Howard's tragic death while he was spending the summer on his rural Massachusetts estate, Broadway was reflecting what effects this would have on the newly formed and singularly successful Playwrights company which began a year ago and produced such popular dramas as "Abe Lincoln in Illinois" and "No Time for Comedy." Howard was one of five men who pooled their dramatic and financial interests in a playwriting-pro- ducing venture last summer, and his first contribution was to have "Madame, "Will he was putting been a comedy, You Walk?" and finishing touches on a play based on the life of Benjamin Franklin. Howard was a tall, loose-jointed free-thinker who won the Pulitzer's prize in 1924, and who has participated in the writing of at least 50 plays. He dramatized the novel "Dodsworth" in which Walter Huston starred and which became such a great hit on Broadway. His dealings with Hollywood and his long association with the theater made' him a militant 'foe of censorship, and at times his outspokenness against various rulings of the Hays office, as regards motion pictures, was sensationally featured in the New York newspapers. One* of the bitterest squabbles with film people and the Hays office came Avhen the Hays office banned "It Can't Happen Here," the Sinclair Lewis novel, as a motion picture. Howard was working on the script in Los Angeles when the ban was announced, and he dropped everything and came to New York in a rage. I happened to meet him at Grand Central station when he and Mrs. Howard got off the train, and his sizzling appraisal of Mr. Hays' opinions were of a character that could not be printed in family newspapers. * * * The object of his anger were those rulings in censorship which to him were ridiculous, and at which he scoffed whenever he had the chance to do it. In the "It Can't Happen Here" script, for instance, he was forbidden to use the word "Fascist," but it was permissible for him to say. "Democracy is no good/' Howard always contended that no reactionary school of thought (meaning film censorship) ACROSS 1. Thong 6. Malt liquor 9. Wondering fear 12. Fragrance 13. Eradicator lo. Fettered 16. Those engaging In a foray 17. Plural ending IS. Defensive work 19. Meshed fabric 20. Blunder 22, Grassy plot ^H. Greek letter 24. Italian river, 25. Plays on words 2G. Web-footed birds 23...Salt oC oleic acid 3L Tufts of feathers 32. Put a tennis ball into play 33. Discharged an obligation r,4. Aloft ."3. Eye: Scotch 36. Conrso hominy 37. Sonia 3S. Vat •10. Wooden propellers TODArS CROSS WORD PUZZLE Solution of Yesterday's Puzzle 41. Conjunction 42. Distilling vessels 44. Corner 47. Small surrounding areas 45. Move quickly: colloq. 49. Superhuman being 50. Finish 51. Five: comb. form DOWN 1. Droop 2. Strive 3. Wanderer 4. City in Iowa 5. Fill out with needless matter (I. Darts 7. Acquire x knowledge 8. Send forth 9. Broad thoroughfares 10. Existed 11. Formerly 14. Hypothetical forco 15. Temple: archaic 20. Long narrative poem 21. Part In a play 22. Rubber ring for fruit jars 23. Poverty 25. Prepare 26. Valise: Colloq. 27. Render unconscious 2S. Discover :;o. Built 31. Eccentric rotating pieces 33. Resolved Into grammatical elements 3fi. Spirit of evil o". Gns oT the air 38. Boast 23. Air: comb, form 40. Narrow fillet at the top of a shaft 41. A single time 43. Hnwaiian bird 44. Viper 45. Fortune 46. Greek letter 12 IS 2o 32 38 3o 25, 22 13 31 21* 48 14 34 could possibly justify itself and issue such edicts as this. The playwright had quite a war record, though he never spoke of it, and indeed to see and talk with him left the impression that all his life had been spent at typewriters in the business of dramatizing novels. In, the war he was an ambulance driver, and later an aviator, and he is credited with having brought down three planes. But the moment the war was over he slipped quickly back into the routine of the theater, and a few years later he had three plays running at one time on Broadway. * * * The baby girl who'll enchant you in "Honeymoon in Blai" is Carolyn Lee. She's different from other four-year-olds who make impressive movie debuts. She's cute and precocious—and she's going home. . . . Her parents signed a one-picture deal for her, no more. ... And seem to mean it.. . .Wherefore the Chamber of Commerce at Wheeling, W. Va., where Carolyn (Copp) lives, should erect a monument to them as Practically Unique among Mammas and Papas! Carolyn's father is vice-president of a steel company, figures to be the family breadwinner regardless of what critics or public think of Carolyn. Rise Reported In Highway Deaths CHICAGO, Aug. 30 (£>)—A new increase in traffic deaths after a 19- month slump flashed the red light of warning to American motorists Tuesday. The National Safety Council reported fatalities rose one per cent in July in the wake of a two per cent upturn in June. It stated the upward trend in (.hose two months broke a record of sustained improvement which began in November, 1937, and confirmed the "fear that America's most successful traffic safety drive definitely has stalled." During July the council counted 2,750 deaths on the streets and high- UP T0 JfiiG.OO ALLOWANCE SEE YOUR DEALER or Hagerstown Gas Co. Telephone 1010 ways compared with 2,720 in July, 1938. During the first seven months of 1939 it recorded 16,200 fatalities —four per cent fewer than the 1G.SSO who died during a similajftje- riod last year. Deaths in rural areas increased for the fourth successive month, offsetting gains that had been made in the cities. South Africa is carrying out a program of tree-planting to prevent malaria, as it is known malaria mosquitos breed only in pools open to sunlight. LOANS If you need money for a useful purpose come tn and consult the Hagerstown Industrial Savings & Loan Co. 49 N. Jonathan St.—-Phone 250 ICODEMUS BANK HAGERSTOWN. MD REMEMBER August Clearance Sale Now Going On BENTZ & DUNN North Potomac Street Save the Middleman's Profit $15.00 (O. P.O.) CRANE'S CLOTHES "Factory to You" 29 South rotomao Street John D. Myers & Co. Entire Stock of 2-3 and 4-Piece SUITS Off 1 Off Visit The New Wayside Furniture Mart 6 Miles West of Hagerstown NEAR GATEWAY INN PHONE 4088 F3 L. Keller Carver. Mgr. FENDEKBENT BODtpENT HUGHES M0TOR CO 30 E. Baltimore St. Ph. 2460 EYE GLASSES ON CREDIT AT KAY'S 40 West Washington Street AS THE BOW SAID TO THE ARROW! SNAP OUT OF IT! rr Don't sit back glumly lamenting the lack of opportunities these days. Brace up! Take a look at the Want Ads —and you'll see that times ;u*e getting better. There are jobs and business opportunities for the^ ambitious. There qre all kinds of buying, selling and renting offers. If the offer which fits your individual needs isn't in the Want Ad columns today, it probably will be there tomorrow. These offers are changing from day to day, and their variety is wide enough to meet all needs. That's Consult the Want Ads Daily 1 DICK TRACY—THIS CRAZY WORLD HE, SAID HE'D F»y FOR THE- DAhAAGES Insist On Tri-Maid Products Quality Guaranteed. Sold Exclusively By Triangle Food Stores Life seems false at fifty. You live virtuously and circumspectly, and get. up with a darned headache, anyway. PALM BEACH SUITS MUSEY & EVANS 59 West Washington Street DO YOU MEAN! YOU WOM'T LET ME ARREST HIM? r PARDON ME, MRS, NUREWOW, BUT CO YOU AAEAM YOU'RE A/OT 6OIN6 TO PREFER CHARGES AGAINST THIS — LUNATIC? DO VOU MEAN! THAT? SHALL WE INTO TOWN? YOUR CAR LOOKS AS THOUGH IT WOULD STILL, RUN. THERE SQUARE' I'M SATISFIED- AMP WHY SHOULDN'T BVERYBODy ErL-SE BE? WILL A THOUSAND DOLLARS COVER IT?
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