The Daily Mail from Hagerstown, Maryland on September 13, 1939 · Page 2
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Hagerstown, Maryland
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Wednesday, September 13, 1939
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TWO THE DAILY MAIL, HAGERSTOWN, MD., WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 1939. BIG BOOM IN U.S.INDUSTRY War In Europe Bringing Pronounced Upturn In Production Here NEW YORK, Sept! 13.—War in Europe is bringing a pronounced upturn throughout the United States in military and private industries, especially those which may be converted to war-time purposes, a survey showed Tuesday. The $200,000,000-a-y«ar aviation manufacturing industry was reported authoritatively to be heading for absolute maximum production «pon. ; The government's sis arsenals, although still on an S-hour day, employ 14,000 men—4,000 more than last year. ; Steel, chemicals, railroads and cu dozen, other industries which have sealed government orders for opening in emergency reported increased employment and activity. ; Financial authorities attribute a considerable part of this upturn tp replenishment of inventories, to expectation of the usual higher war-time prices, and to the expectation that the importation of important commodities such as textiles may be reduced. The Glenn Martin Airplane Company in Baltimore has taken on 4,000 employes in the last three )nonths. XThe Bethlehem Steel plant at Sparrows Point, Md., which has be-e-n making steel and high-speed tofik ships, has increased the working hours of 20,000 employes. The Monsanto Chemical Company in St. Louis, one of the larg- tst, while not expecting increased production for munitions unless "the requirements of the U. S. Government demand," is anticipating increased domestic and foreign business because of the shutting off of European chemical sources. Heavy-industry plants around Visit The New Wayside Furniture Mart 6 Miles West of Hagerstown NEAR GATEWAY INN PHONE 4088 F3 L. Keller Carver, Mgr. CLOTHING For the Entire Family R & G DEPT. STORE Save the Middleman's Profit $15.00 (O. P. O.) CRANE S CLOTHES "Factory to You" 2* South Potomac Street See Our Line of New FALL FURNITURE on ea.«y term*. — The Original — Miller's Furniture Store 31 South Potomac Street Insist On Tri-Maid Products Quality Guaranteed. Sold Exclusively By Triangle Food Stores Modern Warriors On Old World Battlefields BOARD PLANS TO ASK BIDS Commissioners Discuss Road Work; Blanket Program. The Board of County Commissioners, in session yesterday, de- :ided to. advertise at once for bids on road equipment preparatory to aking over control of the lateral highways on October 1. A list of equipment, including trucks and raders, is being prepared by Road Engineer Hetzer and members of he Board. Plans have also been prepared or the erection of a building to louse the equipment and to • serve s a headquarters for the County Road Commission. The building will be erected adjoining the county arm. Much of yesterday's session was spent in a discussion of the road program with Mr. Hetzer. A blanket WPA roads project, nvolving about $300,000, was approved. Cost of the program to the county will be about $75,000. Action was delayed on the appointment of the two remaining assessors who will begin re-assessment of Washington county property in the near future. Thirty- ;wo assessors were named at a special meeting last Friday. They will be given instructions tomor- •ow by a representative of the State Tax Commission. First major battle on the Western Front in the second world war got under way as French troops pounded against Germany's Westwall and into the Reich itself. Arrow (A) on map shows course of the main offensive, while (B) shows Allies' alternative course. Upper left, French soldiers use pneumatic rafts to navigate the Moselle lowlands, while at lower left French infantry and machine gunners are pictured in action under covering fire of their tanks, during maneuvers near Metz, just behind the Maginot Line. Top right is one of the troop carriers with which Germany rushed additional reinforcements to the Westwall in an effort to stem the French advance through the Saar (shaded) Milwaukee report increases in orders for such military goods as navy cranes, gun mounts, and carriages, motors, machine tools and lighting equipment; one plant has been asked to bid for the manufacture of tanks. Five iron mines in the Michigan- Ishpeming - Negaune-e district, which have been on two or three- day weeks for nearly a year, yss- terday went on a five-day week. Looking forward to war-time freight increases, the Louisville and Nashville Railroad yesterday boosted its employment 23 per cent to 3.500 men. The Edgewood, Md., arsenal, chemical warfare center, recently added 100 to its force of 200 which is making 400,000 gas masks for an "initial protective force." Roosevelt Warns U. S. Will Resist Any Seizures This Side Of Ocean Germany Warned That No French Or British Territory This Side Of Atlantic Can Be Seized. RUBBER TIRES CONFISCATED BERLIN. Sept. 13.—Adopting a stringent economy measure, Germany last night announced the confiscation by the state of every privately-owned rubber tire in the Reich. The confiscation order, issued by the Federal Bureau for rubber and asbestos with the approval of the Ministry O f Economics, was in conjunction with a decree which virtually prohibits the use of automobiles after Sept. 20. Collection stations to which citizens will be obliged to bring new. partly used and wornout tires are being established. Tires in dealers' stock and reserve tires owned by individuals but not actually on cars or spare wheels must be delivered to the collection agencies at, once. RESIDENCE SOLD Announcement was made yesterday of the sale of the residence property of Max Leiter. The Terrace and Hillcrest Road, to Franklin M. Thomas, 130 South Potomac street. Mr. Thomas and family will occupy the property about December 3. The sale was made on private terms. INTEKKSTlNG mercnandise at Interesting prices offered interestingly is what you find in the classified nds. GIVES YOU A g £4) UTI FU L MACHIMELESS WJTH THIS COUPON THUR.FBLSAI Complete with 50 curlers. 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Restating the Monroe Doctrine, Mr. Roosevelt made it plain to a press conference that the "United States for its own protection would i be bound to resist such a move. Announcement "Soon" At the same time, Mr. Roosevelt said he would have an announcement "soon," on the calling of a special session of Congress to revise the neutrality act. Although Chairman Sabath (D., 111.) of the House Rules Committee left the Presidential office a few hours earlier predicting the session would convene about Oct. 1, Mr. Roosevelt did not set a date. He merely said that Sabath's guess was as good as any. The discussion of the Monroe Doctrine arose when a correspondent began questioning the President about his speech made at Kingston, Out., last year saying that "the people of the United States will not stand idly by if domination of Canadian soil is threatened by any other empire (than the British Empire.)" Much Speculation The position of the United States toward Canada, in the light of the Monroe Doctrine and of that statement by the President, has been the subject of much speculation since Canada joined the rest of the British Empire in declaring war on Germany. But even more intensively some conversations have dealt with what the United States would do should :L victorious Germany seize British and French holdings near the Panama Canal. The Monroe Doctrine was enunciated, Mr. Roosevelt said, at time when portions of Central and South America had won their inde pendence from European sovereign ties and had set up republics. At that time there was talk in Europe of forming a coalition of powers to restore European sovereignty ovei Central and South America. Mr Roosevelt added. Much was written on the subjec of the doctrine at the time, said the President, adding that a reading o this literature would disclose tha the Monroe Doctrine, as acceptei by the country at that time, includ ed a definite thought that no Euro pean power should re-establish it sovereignty over any section whic' had gained its freedom. It applied too, he added, to changes in th sovereignty of sections which ha not revolted. Time, he said, brought a general acceptance of the sovereignty of these nations because the United States never had any trouble over them, and they never bothered any American nations, with the exception of a boundary dispute settled through the intervention of the United States. But a change in the sovereignty of these sections now might present a different situation, he said. Thus. Mr. Roosevelt concluded, his statement at Kingston w-esent- j ed not a new statement of the Mon- ' roe Doctrine bu: ;i restatement or ;h;u instrument. And it applies, he ndded. not only to Canada hut to ai! of the Americas, including British and Dutch Guiana, Rrinsh Honduras, Guadeloupe, Martinique a;;u ' other possessions of European powers in this hemisphere. The press conference swung to a different subject, and the President said he was watching commodity prices, mentioning copper particularly. That metal, he said, could be profitably produced at Vl\» cents a pound, but in the World War rose to 28 cents. It was de- irable, he said, that a recurrence e avoided. Steel he put in much he same category, but noted that s yet there had been no advance i prices. He said agricultural commodities resented differing problems at the reduction and at the retailing end. The cotton price was so low the outh would go broke but for soil rosion payments and export sub- idies, he continued, expressing a ope that the quotation would go p. As to wheat, he said the price k*as'well below parity, but that parity was not four or five dollars a bushel. He quoted the Department of Agriculture as saying that the parity price for wheat would be $1.15 to $1.20 a bushel. An increase in the price to that level, he added, would entail only an. inappreciable rise in the cost of bread. While the President was considering a date for the special session, opponents of his neutrality policy were preparing for a hard-fought struggle to prevent the repeal of the present embargo on arms shipments to belligerent nations. Senator Nye (R., N. D.) said today that if that were attempted, the President would "run into a real legislative war." He accused Administration leaders of planning to impose a "gag rule,'' asserting that nevertheless there would be "ex tended and thorough debate," with the special session running into the regular session convening in January. However, he minimized the possibility of a filibuster. NINE INJURED SALT LAKE CITY, Sept. 13 (IP) Fire that followed an explosion swept through the four-story U. P Hotel here Tuesday injuring a least nine persons and endangering 30 more. Fire Chief Walter S. Knight es timated damage at $50,000. B. 41 O. RECALLS 200 Due to the increased volume of reight moving on the B. & 0. a otal of 200 additional men have jeen recalled at Cumberland, ac- corfy'ng to road officials. Fifty more men were recalled at Keyser, W. Va. This comes on the heels of a previous recall of furloughed men which amounted to 100 at both Cumberland and Keyser. In the course of a year's business the 12 Federal Reserve banks will handle about five- billion separate pieces of coin and paper money. Studio Couch Covers 3 Matching J| .99 Pillows ... 1 . Zacks-Mills Co. 11 West Washington Street Hart Schaffner & Marx SUITS and Stetson HATS MUSEY & EVANS 59 West Washington Street EARLES Dept. Store 74 West Wanhlnirton Street Caskey's Three New Loaves NOW AT YOUR GROCERS The House of Blue White Diamonds BODY WORKS IS SOLD AT OUTCRY The Hagerstowh Body Works, 1000 block of West Washington St., was sold at public auction in front of the Court House yesterday afternoon for $4,000 by Auctioneer F. M. White. Luther Eckstine was the purchaser. Auctioneer J. C. Snyder sold a six-apartment building in the first block of Elizabeth street for $6000. Several lots were withdrawn. FAVOR "CASH AND CARRY" CHICAGO, Sept. 13.—The Amer- can Farm Bureau Federation's di- •ectors adopted a resolution here urging repeal of the mandatory mbargo sections of the- neutrality act and recommending substitution of provisions for cash and carry trade with all nations. OLD STUFF JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Sept. 13 ). —The governor's office received a letter addressed to "Hon. Thomas rittenden, Governor of Missouri." It was from a Hollywood woman who wanted inuformation about Jesse James. 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