The Daily Mail from Hagerstown, Maryland on September 13, 1939 · Page 8
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Hagerstown, Maryland
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Wednesday, September 13, 1939
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EIGHT THE DAILY MAIL, HAGERSTOWN, MD., WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 1939. (Est*blish«d. 1S28) ^Published every evening: except Sunday by The Mail Publishing- Company. 25 Summit Avenue. Haters- town, Maryland. J. A. HAWKEN Editor National Advertising Representatives: Burke. Kuipers & Mahoney, Inc. Ne-.v York. 1203 Graybar Building- Chicago. 203 North Wabash Avenue; Atlanta, 1601 Rhodes-Haverty Building;; Dallas, S07 Southwestern Life Building-; Oklahoma Citj-, 55S First National Building-. Address all communications to The Daily Mail Editorial. Business or Circulation Department, not to individuals. S. E. PHILLirS.. .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) Single Copy One Month One Tear (by carrier) By Mail (Up to Fourth Zone). Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Zones Seventh and Eighth Zones .... 6.00 6.00 S.50 9.50 Entered at the postofRce at Ha- c-erstown as 2nd class matter Dec. 12. 1S9S. MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated Press is exclusively entitled to the use of publication of all news dispatches credited to it or not otherwise credited in this paper and also local ne\vs published therein. All rlphts o£ publication of special dispatches herein are also reserved. Roller Skating Roller skating, according to a news story, has been placed under restrictions by the town officials of WilliamsporL This action, it was stated, was necessary to protect the boys and girls who, in their enthusiasm and thoughtle-ssness, skated on the streets and sidewalks, exposing themselves to the danger of injury, or worse. Other towns doubtless "have th® same problem to contend with, as many cities and towns have taken action to limit the scope of the youthful skaters for their own good. City and town officials feel that more parental control of children furnished with roller skates would lessen the problem with which they are faced by placing restrictions upon the sport The officials feel that if parents were more careful and watchful it would not be necessary for the municipality to assume this part of the task of protecting the youngsters. Roller skating is a healthful exercise. Boys -and girls enjoy it, and it should be encouraged, but when it becomes a sort of nuisance and a menace to the youngsters, something must be done to keep it in check for the good of all concerned. Editorial Comment on Old Guard Campaign "At a time when all other Republican senatorial aspirants were being mowed down in the Democratic harvest, except of course Vermont and Maine, Vandenberg continued in office. Why? He continued in office because he supported many of the Roosevelt measures when other Republicans were damning them wholesale. Dewey has no record: Taft scarcely any and he dodged and sidestepped with the best of them in the Senate. Hoover is discredited; Landon cannot hope to secure support frw the reactionary Old Guard. So it is by Vandenberg that the G. 0. P. must be judged. And the judgment is: Woe unto the Republic which places men of his stripe in the high post of executive power!''—Ft. Wayne Journal-Gazette (Dem.) "The Republican party as a party stands for the rule of the country by reactionaz'y big business, with never an idea in the mind of either except that the relationship between the two must be concealed from the people. In this spirit, the Republican party again asks to be re-established in power."—St. Louis Star-Times Ind.) "Mr. Hoover says the confidence business .would gain from a Republican administration would not only end unemployment but cause a scarcity of labor 'within 12 months.' We would like to see administrations that have the full confidence of business and the down-and-outers but we do not believe Mr. Hoover i%the man to talk about confidence. Somehow he lacks authority."—Aberdeen, S. C., American-News (Ind.) "A questionnaire circulated among Brockton high school students showed 705 votes for Thomas E. Dewey as against 346 for Senator Lodge, 216 for Alf M. Laudon and 390 for all other Republicans. But surprisingly enough, 1,148 thought that President Roosevelt should have a third term and SS3 that he should not/'—Boston Herald (Rep.) THIS WOULD END WAR A university head has made the revolutionary proposition that governments in the future protect youth by drafting only men past 50 for combatant troops in time of war. The problem is how to sell the idea to the future Hitlers. In theory, however, there is much to be said for his proposal. The idea of making cannon fodder of young men, upon whom the future of nations depends, is not altogether sensible, particularly when it is remembered that wars are generally started by men over 50 years of age. Is not young blood more essential to national progress? There would be no more wars if the nations of the world would enter into a pact making men under 10 exempt from military service. There will never be such a pact because all pacts, including those sending millions of young men to horrible deaths, are made by men over 50.. But if such a pact were possible, tb& men over 50 would quickly declare permanent world peace. Persons who must fight their own battles prefer to talk • peace. Of course the proposal could not be put to practical use. Youth is better able to stand up under the rigors of war; it can fight better and it succumbs less readily to disease and fatigue. In time of war nations and their old men depend upon youth. "The case for th.5 Democratic national administration is well stated by an anonymous writer in the Yale Review. Answering 'individuals who spend all of their time and efforts denouncing Democratic policies,' he asked: 'Will any political party dare propose that the Federal Government repudiate ultimate responsibility for keeping people from starving? Will any party dare to announce to the farmers that hereafter they will hoe their own row, without assistance from the Government in time of direct need? Will any party admit that it means to abolish old-age security; that it means to set finances free to blow up a bigger bubble than under Hoover; that it means to withdraw from the field of industrial relations and let capital and labor fight it out with tear gas, stink bombs and propaganda?' "— Jefferson City Capital News (Dem.) Book Of The Month Washington Daybook -By Preston Grover- WASHINGTON, Sept. 13.—Military strategists here say Italy stayed out of the war because Germany asked her to—for these reasons: 1. Through Italy's Po River valley and the Brenner Pass, France and England would have a route into German Austria. With Italy neutral, the road is closed. 2. With Italy as an active ally, Germany might have to send a big German army into Italy to protect the Fo river route. 3. As a neutral, Italy can be a source of supply to Germany—for a time at least. Italy also could give valid reasons for staying out. Italy would into the war only for what she could get out at It. And win or lose, she could not get out of it all she would have to put into it. still be of some aid, but not very much. She has almost no raw material resources of her own. Further, it is generally suspected here that Italy, as in the last war, will stay out until it is pretty definitely decided which side has the best chances. France and England undoubtedly will put the heat on her to make her decide, without too much delay, which way she is going to jump. There is no place for an important neutral in the middle of a mess like a European war. THEY JUST CAME IN OUT OF THE RAIN THE AMERICAN WILDERNESS For those who blandly think that the continent representing the United States has been conquered by man and that outside of a few bears and wolves there is hardly any big game, let them take heed of an inventory made by the Bu reau of Biological Survey. There are nearly 6,000,000 big game animals in the United States, SURELY people were meant to live longer. No other animal wears out by the time it develops sense enough to live. A NATIONAL weekly suggests filling in the Panama Canal to save th* railroads. We have to have railroad*, if the touring candidate »«xt sommer \n to pose beside the toftomotiv« engineer* the survey revealed, an increase of a million over the previous year. The agents in their census ran into deer, elk, moose, antelope, bighorn sheep, mountain goat, peccary (which is a kind of wild pig), caribou, bear, buffalo, and the "exotic European wild boar." Excepting buffaloes, the count did not include animals in capitivity. It is interesting to note that the exotic European wild boar is found in far-flung places, Texas, Tonnes- North Carolina, New Hampshire, which, curiously enough, possesses 100 of these creatures. Black bears, naturally, confined themselves to such rugged States as Washington and California, and the grizzily was found in Montana and Wyoming. Delaware is the only State in the union which does not have any big game. Otit of these 6,000,000 big-game, On The Spot First off, Italy would become one of the first battlegrounds of the war. A French army would certainly sweep down the Alps toward the Po valley. H is a hard place for Italy to defend. The rich industrial section of north Italy would be the objective of the French and British bombing planes from the first hour of the war. Italian planes, in return would have a much longer route to reach the French industrial centers for retaliation. Italy would be besieged at sea as well, and on that front Germany could offer her no aid, as Germany's fleet would be bottled up in the Baltic by a small portion of the British fleet. The rest would be available to take Italy's surface fleet out of play early in the war, although her submarines would continue to be a serious menace. Almost at once. Italy might lose her North African colonies, because with the British fleet likely in control in the Mediterranean she could not send reinforcements. Rich Libya might fall to French and British forces attacking on both sides. Ethiopia, cut off from all directions, might again be ruled by Haile Selassie. Just how rich a source of supply Italy turns out to be depends in large part on how strict the British choose to make their block- { RICHMOND, Va., Sept. 13 (#>)— Virginia Conservation Commission employes wondered if their agency had embarked on a new conservation policy when they arrived for work and found birds by the score at roost on bookcases, chairs and typewriters. When they summoned janitors to shoo away the visitors from the eight-floor offices this theory was shattered — the birds, chimney swallows, had used an open window i.o come in out of the rain. JUST FOLKS By EDGAR A. GUEST "These." WAR PRIZES said he, "are what we guns outnumbered took When our theirs. These the enemy forsook When we caught them unawares. " 'Twas for these we fought and bled! 'Twas for these our bravest died! Can you see our million dead Near these trinkets of our pride? "Tattered flags and rusty guns Carried home from fields afar Where a million of our sons Dead beneth the crosses are! "We no doubt shall fight again In the trenches; on the seas; Giving up a million men For such trifles as are these." IT is probably not true that the League of Nations is moving from Geneva to Vichy so that the bartender can pick up the deposit on the bottles. Uncle Sam has collected about $1,500,000,000 in taxes on legal beer since 1933. Man About Manhattan ^^—ly $*or9« Tudttf-"-' • NEW YORK, Sept. 13.—The early days of this war are unfolding ifi New York like the closing pages of an Ernest Hemingway novel. In -Hemingway novels people do a lot of walking around and indulge ^in a lot of spontaneous conversation. The other night I climbed into an elevator and was on my way to the 20thfloor of a hotel. On the way up I said to the operator, a man of about 50: "What do you think about the war?" That was a mistake. He turned on me and began gesturing excitedly. "There will be no war. Germany will stop it. If England and France would let Germany alone there would be no trouble." . . . He said ten times this much in half the time it has taken you to read this little. He had me backr ed into a corner. I didn't know whether he would hit me or not Ten minutes later I came down in the elevator, unfortunately with the same man, but I did not men- ton the war, or anything else. Out side I met a couple of people I knew with several I didn't know, arguing on a curb. It was Russia this, and "France that, and Mr. Chamberlain the other. Not a one of them knew the exact tactics to pursue to win the war. Each of them knew exactly why one side or the other would lose. A taxi driver, a total stranger, leaned out of his cab and yelled, "You're all nuts, and so is everybody nuts, me too," and drove on. His radio was blasting out a barrage of news from Warsaw. .* * * In the book stores it is hard to get copies of books by the. war correspondents—"Days of Our Years," or "Inside Asia," for instance. Although the books'aren't there, the clerks can tell you how the war should be fought, and anything else that you want to know. At dinner this evening, I met a young French officer who had dragged his uniform out of the trunk, and was on his way back to rejoin his regiment. He was a reservist, a lieutenant, and has been in this country four years with the exception of annual visits to get in his "service" periods. During dinner he made one remark that lodged in my memory. "The French people," he said, "no longer think of the Germans in the same vein that the war is remembered. We feel sorry for the German people. But we shall soon be fighting them, and tTie fighting will be all the more terrible. We do not understand the strength or the courage of the (!er- mans. They are great fighters. But in the end of course we and our allies will win." * • * Later he departed for Canada, and soon will be on the high seas. I would say that New Yorkers have clung more to their radio and read more newspapers in the last few weeks than in the last six months. But there is no suggcs tion of the surges of "feeling" that formerly characterized this and other countries, in momenta of extreme crisis. The war here has the horrible fascination of a snake. H has broken down the vast impersonal feeling that Nev York usually reserves for its in dividuals, giving everyone a talk ing point. As a rule stranger;: rarely address one another here But now they fall on each other's necks and exclaim, "What do yot think about the war?" FOLLOW THE WAR WITH THIS SELF-PRONOUNCING MAP THIS DEER WAS A GOOD HUNTER ade—and that probably will be strict enough if they follow World | war patterns. In those days England put all j MLAWA (Mlah'vuh) GRUDZIADZ S ' (Groo'jyondz) \CIECHANOW (Cheeka'noof) CZESTOCHOWA (Chens-to-ko'Ta) Keep this map for reference. It not only helps you to follow the Germany's neighbors on strict ra-jwar news from Poland, but it also tells you how to pronounce im- CLARENDON, Tex., Sept. 13 —W. .). Adams, foreman of the Shoe Nail ranch, says Micky, six-year-old pet deer that recentlj disappeared from the ranch, "wa the greatest rabbit runner eve seen in these parts." The deer, he said, ran with a pack of stag hounds that followe the feed wagon on the range. "When the dogs flushed a jack rabbit the deer led the chase, said Adnms. "Running well i: front, the big buck made- it hi business to keep the rabbit in th open country or to act as a guid post when running through tal sage. The dogs never lost trac of a rabbit. If they couldn't, see i they just followed Micky throngl "H was different, though, if th dogs flushed a coyote. The dee whose natural enemy is a coyote followed the park as a safe dis tance. "But he never failed to catch u in time to deliver the death thru? with his broad antlers." see, California, Mississippi and COfAE ON, DOXY — THIS IS WHERE VOU BELONG. rLL TIE VOU RUSHT TO THE tions. For a time it was rich bus-1 portant names in that news. iness for Holland, Norway. Den-1 . . — -mark and Sweden to buy large supplies of lard, wheat, coffee, steel and other war essentials and ship j them to Germany at war prices.] Then came England to rationing. | England allowed these neighbor nn-1 ;ion? to import only the amount | they needed for themselves. All olse was diverted ;o England. i * * j Which Way? I It was strictly illegal in the ligSi \ of international law. And it would | be strictly illegal to cut Tt.ily off from the same business. Rut certainly England won't change her plans in that respect. Italy could According to estimates, the erage American drinks 42 bottle of soda water a year. I 0 I.VC THIS WEEK v By The AP Ftahirt Servict 1. Fill in the blanks: Jab- lunka pass is a gateway between Germany and ; Brenner pass is between Ger-, many and . 2. Of what countries are these the capitals: Stockholm, Belgrade, Warsaw, Kaunas? 3. What mountains separate Italy and France? Hungary and Poland? 4. This man (right) is second in line for what big- job? 5. Danzig and the Polish corridor used to be German. True or false? 6. Is a "blackout" (a) closing of profiteering stores in war- time, (b) closing of all theaters and movie houses, or (c) darkening of cities as a night-time precaution against air raids? 7. A man named Abe was named head of what government? 8. Australia, New Zealand, and the Irish Free State (Eire) declared war on Germany. True or false? 9. Who is the man at left? What is his wartime job? 10. "Westerplatte" is (a) the German term for "drive to the west"; (b) part of Germany's fortified line on the French border; (c) the location of a Polish munitions dump at the mouth of the Vistula river? Each question counts 10; .a score of £0 is fair, 80 good. © (Answers Found On Page 10) Story Of Hancock Men In Magazine In the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad lagazine for August is an interest- ng photograph and story about ome Hancock lads who got their tart in life by selling apples to lasseugers at the Hancock (W. /'a.) B. & 0. Station some fifty ears ago. The photo shows G. A. Heller, low drugstore proprietor at Hanock, and also member of the I-Ian- ock Town Council. Edgar Henry, ^ Hancock, is shown. Henry earned to be a telegrapher at lancock and is now first trick oper- itor at Cumbo, "W. Va. He also operates an antique store at Han- :ock. Seven boys are shown in the pho- ograph, three of whom are de- leased. Walter Widmyer is now iving in Baltimore and Robert aith iu Canada. KING IN UNIFORM LONDON, Sept. 12 (/P)—Iving George VI, working n.n average of 1G hours a day, has put away his ivilian clothes and worn only service uniforms since the war start- d. The King and Queen Elizabeth, who cancelled all social engagements at the- outset of hostilities, have new date books to record the round oC official visits that keep them busy. SNAP JUDGMENT WATERBURY, Conn., Sept. 12 (/P)—The defense offered by Joseph Gamache, Jr., of Bristol, convicted in traffic court of reckless driving, was novel—if not effective. Gamache testified he and two friends were in a hurry to get to a "dog fight." 95 Piece China DINNER SET Service for 12 Special •10 HARRY S. MYERS 53 North Potomac Street See us first when you need your USED CAR HAGERSTOWN AUTO EXCHANGE 934 S. Potomac St. Phone 1133 UP TO $30.00 ALLOWANCE SEE YOUR DEALER or Hagerstown Gas Co. Telephone 1010 What car for next year has an air-conditioning system that not merely warms the whole car but gives you fresh air at "breathing level" to keep you awake, alert B Wr * and refreshed? SEE YOUR NEAREST BUICK DEALER DICK TRACY—ESCORTED there were only sixteen woodland caribou, of which Minnesota has | twelve and Washington four. In | this respect the gnns of The demon : hunter have functioned very well. AMP A<S FOR YOU, Et., I'LL, ouer L.&AVH MDU IN THE ENTRANCE HALL. OF M2UR MASTERS AFfcRTMEKT. WELL. ,THATS POUR IVE RETURNED HOME TON16HT. HOPE JOHNNY DOESN'T NMGS I'LL WAIT A OR ~TWO, THEM X'UL. TAKE MORE:.

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