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DAY BY DAY A good way to tecure world peace would be to put the Hitler*, Stalint, and other disturbers In the front ranks as opposition targets. WEATHER Showers this afternoon and tonight, followed by fair tntf ooolw weather tomorrow. PYI Nn 99Q PuMlthtd daily (*x««pt Sunday) >7 tb« Mail Publishing Co, * WV1* 1^O» £>£?. Intend M Mconi-clftM matter at th* Ha««ntown Po»tofflc«. HAGERSTOWN, MD., SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1939. SINGLE COPIES, 3 CENTS TURKEY BRINGING PRESSURE ON ALLIES AS Allies Reported Ready To Reject Peace Offer France Intensifies Preparations For Big Of- i fensive. PARIS, Sept. 30 (£>)—The French government, apparently tm-ning a cold shoulder to German-Soviet Russian peace gestures, intensified preparations today j to meet any threat of a big scale Nazi offensive to back up the peace offer. The French general staff reported the night was "without incident," but said patrols were active through""the region east of the Saar river on the northern half of the .western front. Apparently the zone referred to is south of Saar- bruecken. Premier Daladier and military officials held a "strategic conference" this morning to review the French advance between the Maginot and Siegfried Lines. Immediately after the meeting of defense leaders, Daladier conferred for 45 minutes with President Altert Lebrun at Elysee Palace. Informed quarters reported aerial (Continued on Page 12) HITLER CALLS REICHSTAG Summoned To Hear Exposition Of Policies; Stipulates-Peace Terms BERLIN, Sept. 30 (#>) — The Reichstag, called only to hear Fuehrer Hitler give an exposition of his policies, was summoned today to meet "in the coming week." The Reichstag last met Sept. 1 and heard the Fuehrer proclaim himself "the first soldier of the Reich" just before he plunged into Poland behind the Nazi legions which have since ended the eastern republic's existence. The announcement that Ihc Reichstag would meet again said only it would "hear a declaration of the government." It was assumed this time it would hear a statement on the partitioning of Poland, German-Soviet Russian relations and the stand toward (Continued on Pag© 12) Countians Named As Beneficiaries Gail, Marie And Virginia Brumbaugh Heirs Of Winchester Woman. Gail, Marie and Virginia Brumbaugh, all of this county, are among the beneficiaries of the late Effie Byers Funk, whose will, disposing of a large estate, was probated yesterday at Winchester, Va. William G. Hardy, Winchester, and Gail Brumbaugh, arc the executors and post bond in the sum of $25,000. The will provides for a bequest of $1000 to the Lutheran Church of Our Savior at Winchester provided the congregation builds a new edifice within the next five years. WEATHER U. S. Weather Bureau * Maryland: Showers this afternoon and tonight and probably on the coast Sunday morning followed by fair Sunday; much cooler late tonight and Sunday. Chesapeake Bay: Showers this afternoon and tonigfht followed by fair weather with partly cloudy to clear sky Sunday; much cooler late tonight ;moderate to fresh southerly winds becoming fresh to strong north or northwest late tonight. WEEKLY WEATHER Weather outlook for week beginning Oct. 2. Middle Atlantic States—Generally fair except for showers middle of week, cool at the beginning of the week, with frost in exposed places in portions Middle Atlantic States Monday morning, rising temperature Monday afternooYi and on Tuesday. Cooler Thursday and warmer Saturday, Britain Goes Ahead With Mobilization For Finish Fight. LONDON, Sept. 30, (IP). — Authoritative sources declared today Britain would reject emphatically Adolf Hitler's offer of peace at the price of a partitioned Poland. The government — to all appearances—went ahead with mobilization of its entire fighting power for a finish fight with Germany. An army of 65,000 census takers completed a register of some 46,000,000 persons in England, Scotland and Wales to provide the basis for food rationing and conscription of manpower for war. A formal reply to what the British press called Hitler's "peace threat" was deferred by the war cabinet, pending consultation with France, Britain's ally against Germany. (Paris dispatches told of official indications of a French rebuff to the German-Soviet Russian overture.-) Prime Minister Chamberlain was expected to give the official reaction to the German-Russian agreement in a statement before the House of Commons Monday or Tuesday. The!Tiuieg of London, which accurately mirrored government policy in critical events of the past year, led the chorus of the British press demanding rejection of any peace proposal based on the Nazi- Soviet partition of Poland. Defeat Better The Times declared Britain "would rather go down to defeat and destruction than compromise the essentials of our national being and the hopes which we now hold in trust for others * * V With the rest of the press, the Times said Britain was ready to accept the full implications of a German-Russian coalition and declared, "there can be no peace with Hitlerism. * * * "We have sought no quarrel with the Soviet, and it remains to be seen whether the Soviet desires to fasten a quarrel on us." MAN DIES IN POLICE CELL Aria Carbaugh, 45, Funkstown, May Have Been Victim Of Foul Play. Aria Carbaugh, 45. Funkstown, who was found late last night in a shed in the rear of Walnut street and removed to Police Headquarters, was found dead in a cell at Headquarters early this morning. Carbaugh was reported last night to have been slugged but police discount this theory and are awaiting the results of an autopsy being performed by Coroner S. R. Wells before launching'a complete investigation. Carbaugh is well known in police circles, according to officials, and came to headquarters voluntarily about 9:30 o'clock last night and complained of someone hitting him on the arm. Captain of Detectives William H. Peters tqok him to Dr. Wells' office where the arm injury was dressed. Carbaugh was then permitted to leave and was not found in the shed until several hours later. When brought to Headquarters, police put him in a cell to spend the night. Patrolman'A. C. Castle found the body when he went lo the cell block this morning to gather ihe city court prisoners. SIEGFRIED LINE IS PHOTOGRAPHED LONDON, Sept. 30, '(£>).—The Air Ministry said today that photographs taken by Royal Air Force pilots showed "in clearest detail some of the most strongly fortified zones" of the Siegfried line. None of the planes flying 600 feet over the lines were attacked the Air Ministry said, and suggested possibly they were mistaken for Ger! man aircraft. /• i DOG STOLEN John C. Myers. 54 Elizabeth i street, reported to police today the theft of "Nigger," the family's pet Accused at Camden, N. J., of the murder of Wanda Dworecki, clergyman's daughter, Peter Shewchuk (above) showed a jury how he strangled the girl. Shewchuk was the state's star witness in the murder trial of the girl's father, the Rev. Walter Dworecki, who Sliew- chuk asserted persuaded him to commit the crime. ATTACKER OF NUN SEIZED Accused Negro Is Captured In Garden Of Baltimore Convent. BALTIMORE, Sept. 30. (£>).—A 34-year-old negro accused of attacking a nun in her bedroom at St. Gregory's convent was held without bail today by Magistrate John H. Stanford on charges of burglary and attempted assault. The negro, who identified himself as Howard Diggs, was captured shortly after 2 a.m. by three policemen in the garden of the convent, occupied by the Sisters of Mercy. An alarm that aroused the entire convent and brought the police was sent out shortly after one of the sisters reported that she was awakened by someone placing a hand on her throat. The sister whose- room was entered testified the intruder threatened to kill her if she screamed. She disregarded the threat, she said, fought the intruder and called for help, rousing the other sisters. Mother Mary James, Sister Superior, said she went to the room, heard the sound of a scuffle and tried to^;o in but found the door was locked. Mother Mary said she ordered the door opened and a negro man dashed out, ran through the hallway and down the stairs. She said she told the intruder to get out and he replied: "I'm not down here. I'm the devil." Lemon Elected To Group Post Former C. Of C. Manager Named Vice-President Of Jersey Association. G. Wray Lemon, executive secretary of the Camden county, N. J. Chamber of Commerce, and former manager of the Hagerstown Chamber, yesterday was elected vice- president of the New Jersey Association of Commercial executives at the annual meeting held in the Tracy-Trent Hotel. Trenton. Many problems were considered during the day's meeting, among them recent Inter-State Commerce Commission rulings, industrial^and publicity promotion as sponsored by the New r Jersey Council and problems growing out of the unemployment compensation insurance legislation. Mr. Lemon led the discussions togeth-er with Lawrence H. Ellis, president of the Camden County Chamber, and Howard Rhoades, director of the Manufacturers Committee of the Camden County Chamber. BIKE STOLEN Kmorson Bowman, 4M block of Central avenue, reported to police this morning the theft of his bicycle. Foe* Of Measure Contend It Undermines Johnson Act. WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 (£>)— Administration leaders in the Senate advocated the neutrality revision bill today as a strictly "cash and carry" measure, while opponents charged anew that it -would grant England and France credit previously denied them by the Johnson Act. The Johnson law, passed in 1934, prohibits Americans from making loans to governments which have defaulted on their debts to the United States. England and France are both in this classification and at least some officials contend Germany is also because she absorbed Austria, whose debt to this country has not been, satisfied. Says Requirements Tightened Chairman Pittman (D-Nev) of the Senate Foreign Relations committee contended, in a report concurred in by a majority of the committee, that expired "cash and carry" provisions of the neutrality law had been strengthened in the pending bill by tightening up requirements that belligerent nations obtain title to any goods purchased in this country before it is shipped. To meet the charges that the 90- day credit permitted by the bill would abrogate the Johnson Act, supporters of the proposed measure were reported reliably to be relying (Continued on Page 12) EXPECT GARNER TO BACK FDR WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 (5 s ). Supporters of the Administration's proposal to repeal the arms embargo expect Vice President Garner, an effective cloak-room opponent of some Roosevelt measures, to exert his influence in behalf of the pending proposition. The Vice President has had nothing to say publicly regarding the controversial issue. It was reported authoritatively today, however, that he had advised President Roosevelt at a recent White House conference that the country should return its foreign policy to the- basis of international law. Under international law, the Chief Executive would be largely responsible for foreign relations, directing government policy to a considerable extent by executive orders. Friends said that Garner wanted the present embargo against arms shipments to belligerents repealed ,and that he- therefore would work for the new bill. Supporters of the measure said Garner might b© helpful particularly in off-the-record. conversations with middle-of-the-road and anti-Administration senators. WHEELER SEES F.D.R. AGAIN BOSTON, Sept, 30 (£>)—Burton Kendall Wheeler. Montana's senior Senator, came back today for a special "welcome home" celebration with a prediction, during an interview, that President Roosevelt was 'liable' 'to be in the White House for a third term "whether or not we get into the war." The Democratic Senator arrived from Washington for a visit to his native town of Hudson where a week-end celebration was arranged, during which he was to make an address the details of which he kept secret, although admitting it would include the neutrality question. MORE RAIN IN PROSPECT Yesterday's Showers Were Welcomed By Farmers Of County. More rain is in. prospect for this section later today, according to th* weather man, which will do much, along with last night's over half inch of rainfall, in alleviating a serious shortage of water. At Kcedysville yesterday afternoon and last night .65 of an inch of rain fell, bringing the month's total to approximately 2% inches. J. A. Miller, government weather observer there, said that the showers are welcomed by farmers who desire to complete the planting of winter wheat. The Edgemont reservoir, principal source of Hagerstown's mountain water supply, which was drained of what little water remained earlier in the week, is now in readi- (Continued on Page 12) PLAN WATER LINE PROJECT Number Of Extensions Planned For Winter W.P.A. Work. Application for a blanket project for water line extension was submitted to the Work Projects Administration this week by the Board of • Water Commissioners. The project is planned for this winter, when it will be necessary to suspend some of the street and alley work because of cold weather. All or part of the following projects will be done during the winter tipon approval of the following projects covered in the blanket application: Six hundred feet of 6-inch pipeline on Vale street; 600 feet of 6- inch line on Fridinger avenue; 500 feet of 6-inch line on Michigan avenue; 1,500 feet of 6-inch line on Northern avenue to eliminate dead- ends on Potomac avenue, Hamilton boulevard, Oak Hill avenue and The \Terrace. This latter project will be done in connection with the proposed avenue from the Middleburg to the Waynesboro pikes. Eighteen hundred feet of 6-inch line on Devonshire road between Salem and Washington avenues and 500 feet of 6-inch line on Salem avenue. MUST BE LIGHTED Frederick police have declared war on bicycles without lights. They intend to prosecute under a state law which requires all bicycles to be equipped with lights at night. GRANTED DIVORCE Ethel 1. F«ltz has been granted an absolute divorce by Judge Frank G. Wagaman from Fred A. Foltz. She was represented by Attorney W. P. Wachter. Fine Silverware Valued At $2000 Reported Stolen From County Home . j Dozens Of Extra Fine Pieces Of Solid Silver Of High Intrinsic Value Taken From Trunks Stored In Keedysville Home During Summer. The theft of a large quantity of solid silverware, including many matchless pieces of an intrinsic value far greater than actual worth, is being investigated by county officers with the assistant of the State's Attorney's office and Captain of Detectives William H. Peters. The silver, all of extra fine grade and of various patterns and craftsmanship, was stolon from a Keedysville residence sometime this summer, being taken from one or two trunks among a large number of trunks that were stored in the Keedysville home for the summer months. The theft was discovered by the own-er several days ago and immediately State's Attorney Charles F. Wagaman was notified. Although the value of the pieces is hard to determine, it is estimated that the \weight of the ware represents a value of about $2000, it was reported today. The pieces stolen include a solid Austrian tray of IS inches diameter: a solid tea kettle with ivory i handles, ^to.; a solid gravy boat; i (Continued on Pa-gt 12) Soviet-German Axis Looking For Neutral To Act As Peace Arbiter Rumanian Foreign Minister And Staff Going To Moscow GET ASSURANCES Assured Through Third Party Bassarabia Won't Be Seized. BUCHAREST, Sept. 30 (ff). Foreign Minister Grigore Gafencu and a staff of experts will leave for Moscow Monday, it was announced today, to confer with Soviet Russian officials. It was said they would participate in talks already started by Russian, German and Turkish leaders. (Turkish Foreign Minister Sukru Saracoglu has been In Moscow since last Monday conferring with Russian officials. (His visit was prolonged because of Moscow's preoccupation with the visit of German. Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop, which resulted in agreements to partition Poland, to try to influence Britain and France to end the war with Germany and to increase Russian- German trade.) At the same time it was reported in official circles that Rumania had received assurances "through a third party" that Soviet Russia had no intention to seize Bessarabia. (Bessarabia was gained by Rumania from Russia after the World war. The province has an area of 17,146 square miles.) JULIUS RATAS DENIEDPAROLE Driver Sentenced From Here Scored In Statement By O'Conor. Drunken drivers who need two lessons can expect no executive clemency, Governor Herbert R. O'Conor said today in denying parole to Julius Ratas, sentenced to six months for drunken driving in Washington county. "Ratas was convicted of an identical offense in March, 1935, and his fine of ?100 was remitted," O'Conor commented. "It does not appear that Ratas was sufficiently impressed with the necessity of remaining sober while handling such a potentially dangerous instrumentality as an automobile on the public highways." "To repeat executive clemency would not only be unjustifiable but certainly would not be a deterrent to other persons so inclined," O'Conor, who opens a statewide traffic safety campaign tomorrow, sakl he could see no possible justification for parole for drunken drivers who deliberately repeat the offense after prior conviction. "Traffic experts stressed, in preliminary campaign meetings, that enforcement of existing laws was the basis of safety on the highways," O'Conor said, "all departments of government, including the executive, must see to it that laws relating to highway safety are enforced for the common good. WOMAN TO GET MENTAL EXAM Officials of the State Board of Mental Hygiene will conduct an examination of the mental condition of Mrs. Leona C. Draper, 19, of near Wolfsville, under indictment for the murder of her husband, Dewey Draper, 41. The woman is scheduled to go on trial next month in Frederick. Authorities said she admitted firing the gun. They quoted her as saying she propped the shotgun at the corner of the backporch of her mountain home and fired at Draper when he returned from feeding stock. Mrs. Draper was said to have cited numerous beatings at her husband's hands. The circuit court authorized the mental examination. Mrs. Draper has been in the Frederick jail since the shooting took place early in August, ITALY FEARS WAR SPREAD BERLIN, Sept. 30 (JP).— Count G-aleazzo Ciano, Italian foreign minister, it was announced today, will arrive in Berlin tomorrow at the invitation of the German government. The purpose of the sudden trip was not announced but some sources believed it was likely Reichsfuehrer Hitler had summoned Count Ciano for consultation on Italy's future position in the .European war. ROME, Sept. 30 (£>) — Italy stood by Germany and Soviet Russia today as a "friendly power" ready to cooperate in a quick settlement to bring an end to the European war. At the same time, there was not much hope in official circles that Britain or France would heed a call for peace under terms set by Berlin and Moscow. Diplomats feared, however, a refusal In the face of the new German-Soviet accords might plunge all southeastern Europe Into the conflict. This might force Italy to take one side or another. If she Is forced to fight, a number of Fascists say, she will come to the side of Adolf Hitler. Whether Premier Mussolini would be able to maintain Italy's delicate neutrality remained a major question. Fascist circles say Mussolini alone will make the ultimate decision, with Italy's own interests in mind, and they indicate it will take more than Hitler's request for Italy to join him. At the same time, they say Italy's nonparticipation Is a part of the policy of the Rome-Berlin axis. Pays Fine Result Of Auto Accident Frank A. Sivic, 27, Frostburg, whose car figured in a collision with the machine of Charles E. Beachley, 42, Boonsboro, at the War Memorial corner in. Funkstown early this morning, later paid a fine of 15 and costs to Magistrate E. G. Miller at Boonsboro on a careless driving charge preferred by Deputy B. C. Bender. Sivic pleaded guilty. Investigation is said to have disclosed that Sivic bore too much to his left in making the turn and collided almost headon with Beachley's machine. Both cars were damaged. TITLINGS OF SUITS FILED Three Cases Docketed Today For Trial At November Court. The titlings of three damage suits were filled in court this morning and entered on the November Court docket. Grace I. Cordell, through Attorney C. K. Hartle, filed suit against Leonard Ramacciotti. She will allege assault and battery and the sustaining of permanent injuries and will ask 55,000. Clarence R. Cordell. through Attorney Hartle, filed suit for loss of his wife's services and will ask $2,000. Gaynell Thora Fundis. through Attorney D. K. McLaughlin, filed suit against Richard C. Crum, the outgrowth of an auto collision on McDowell avenue just recently. She will usk $1.000 for damages to car and personal injuries. DANCE BAN LIFTED BERLIN, Sept. SO (/p)—Germans may dance again—if they wish. A ban on public dancing which was imposed at the start of the Polish campaign has been lifted. i MOSCICKJ RESIGNS | PARIS. Sept SO (>P)~The Polish : Embassy announced today that i Ignac© Moscicki resigned as Presi- of Poland, effective today. Report Allies Advised Turkey Not To War On Russia TO BREAK PACT U. S. Regarded As Unlikely Choice To Serve " As Arbiter. ANKARA, Turkey, Sept. 30. (IP). —Turkey was reported reliably today to have notified Great Britain and France her mutual assistance obligation! to them would be annulled If the Allies became involved in war with Soviet Russia. -~ Turkey's foreign, minister^ Sukrft Saracoglu, lias been In Moscow since early this week discttasinf' Turkey's role In the Near EMt,^ greatly altered by Russia'g «m«r»._ ence as Germany's partner In r*-" drawing the map of Eastern Europ«V Informed sources here said that Saracoglu had discussed "With, Soviet leaders a Black sea p*et which* under Russian leadership, would W signed by all Black se» nations; Rumania and Bulgaria as well M Turkey. . '""" Informed persons asserted that a proviso releasing Turkey front her obligations in the event of W*r' between the western Allies ' and Russia had been put into definite mutual assistance and economic agreements between Turkey anil France now ready for slgnatwt. , May Close Dardanelles Saracoglu, it was said, had. agreed with Russian leader* that. Turkey would close the Da.rda.nftK les to warships of all belligerent nations, thus neutralizing; the Black sea. Necessary preliminaries to ft Black sea pact would be some kted of settlement of Bulgaria'* claims (Continued on Pag* 13) Murderer Dies Without Fear Slayer Permits Record Of Heart Action During Execution. CANON CITY, Colo., Sept M (/P)—Two convicted murderari dltft in the lethal gas chamber and * cardiogram—a record of heart motion—showed that one of them died without fear, Pete Catalina, 41, a Sallda, Colo., pool hall operator convicted •£ shooting a man in an argument over a 50-cent stack of poker chips, agreed to meet death wearing equipment recording his last heart beats. Angelo Agnes, 31, Denver negro convicted of slaying nig estranged wife, declined to wear the device. Like Catalina, however, he did not fight the lethal fumes and both, men were pronounced dead at 8:02 p. m., exactly two minutes after Warden Roy Best released cyanide "eggs'* into acid containers beneath their chairs. I. D. Price, Colorado Springs electrical expert who operated the heart recording instruments, said Catalina's heart beat appeared strong and even for one minute and 10 seconds, then stopped abruptly when he inhaled the poison fumes. Agnes inhaled the gas 55 seconds after its generation "began. ITALY VOTES < NEW TAXES ROME, Sept. 30 (JP).—Tlte Italikn cabinet, meeting "with Premier Mm* solini today, voted new taxes *to meet Italy's unbalanced budget and "new military expenses caused by the international situation." A levy of one-half of one per cent on private property was approved together with & two p«r cent tax on general business turnover. * The property tax is to be leritd on all real estate goods and securities of all types, except bank d*» posits and personal clothing, owned by all persons, companies, corporations and societies orer ill* amount of 10,000 lire (about $10$). Churches and scientific a«4 *rtis> tfo coHectlon* ar« «x«mpt, *? n

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