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two THE DAILY MAIL, HAGERSTOWN, MD., SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1939. Capitol Guarded IS MIGHTY ONE Correspondents Are Taken On Tour To Show Impregnability Of Line - - By LOUIS P. LOCHNER With the German Army on the West Front, Sept. 30 (^.—Traveling for three days along 600 : miles }f Germany's west wall has given a group of foreign observers an indi- :ation as to why the western front :s so quiet. , '"-' This group of six was confronted with much evidence in support of the German conviction that a tremendous sacrifice of men and material would be the price of a foreign army's attempt to force its way through the maze of mines, barbed wire entanglements, steel and concrete obstructions and crisscrossing bunkers in fortresses erected by the Germans.^ ; In the party -was a former chief of the general staff of the Finnish Army, now representing a large Finnish newspaper. • He expressed the opinion that it would be'costly for any force to attempt to break through the west wall, but conceded .that theoretically notihng is invincible. • German, officers showed us around the fortifications and answered questions'freely, explaining though that certain figures, locations and other military information were not to be used in our dispatches. They said the apparent calmness of the German troops was caused by their faiti. in the strength of the fortifications. We saw some of the soldiers employed in helping farmers harvest their crops. Others were helping residents in some towns abandon their homes. ^Officers, told us .the bunkers in tKe front line of defense could hold put fof 18 days, as far as food was concerned, if they should be cut off from the rear. Despite their feeling the present fortifications are adequate, the QennanB are continuing to erect additional units. ; C "The-west wall will never be finished; just as a forest never ceases t6 gi?ow," one commanding general told nie*- German, officers asserted that «very day some additional bunker It being : added or some new fort fcuilt. The general staff was represented as considering the present fortifications ''quite adequate" yet their "expansion goes on. ,^We were -told that daily more anti-aircraft guns, more artillery, more experienced troops were arriving from Poland. Sojdiers Return Home For Visits Four local soldiers are visiting at their homes in, Hagerstown, or vicinity," according to Recruiting Sergeant John Chop, in charge of the local recruiting station, Postoflrce Building. Malcolm. K. Maddran, son of Mr. and Mrs. James W. Maddran, of Bop'nsboro, is spending a 30-day vacation with, his parents. Maddran is'stationed with the Air Corps, Langley Field, Va. Private First Class Edward C. Stottlemyer, son of Mrs. Florence M. Stofttemyer, Is visiting his mother. Private Stottlemyer is stationed with 'Co. G, First Medical Heglment, Carlisle Barracks, Pa., and is serving his second enlistment- period. He will soon be promoted .to the grade of corporal. Corporal Edward C. Rails, son of Frank Rails, this city, returned to his home 'after two years service with' the 35th Infantry at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Corporal Rails served "his first enlistment at Carlisle Barracks, Pa., and has one brother who enlisted in 1929. . Edgar M. Kline, son of Mrs. Vlckey Kline, Smithsburg, re-enlisted recently for service with the Air Corps, Boiling Field, D. C. He served his first enlistment with the 19th Infantry, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, and was discharged with character excellent and in less than a year of service was promoted to the grade of corporal. He is With every war come fanatics. so Washington's government buildings have been placed under strict guard and sightseers restricted. Above, a Capitol guard searches a news photographer's camera case. NEGRO HELD AFTER RAID Curtis Edwards To Be Charged With Possession Of Untaxed Liquor. A raid reminiscent of the old prohibition, days was staged yesterday afternoon by-police officers who arrested Curtis Edwards, colored, Braxton alley, on a charge of possessing untaxed whiskey. When Patrolmen Crist and Castle entered the home on a search warrant, Edwards is alleged to have dashed upstairs and hurled a gallon jug out a rear window. The bottle landed on soft terra firma, however, and did not break. The cork "blew" out but Patrolman Crist arrived in time to salvage half of the contents. Police predicted that another angle in the case may be developed which would result in a more serious charge against Edwards. The negro was arrested on the strength of a colored woman who made an affidavit that she secured whiskey from Edwards. She had been arrested by police but was given a suspended sentence. OFFICERS ARE ELECTED HERE Shoe And Leather Officials Also Golf And Banquet At Club. Industrial problems were swept away yesterday as 150 members of the Central Pennsylvania Shoe and Leather ' Association • golfed and banqueted at their annual fall meeting at Fountain Head Country Club. H. E: Snayberger, of Schuylkill Haven, Pa., was elected president of the association without opposition to succeed L. Vinton Hershey of this city. Other officers elected were: First vice-president, T. F. Carfango, Me- Sherrystown, Pa.; second vice- president, Galen Horner, Elizabethtown, Pa., and secretary-treasurer, O. W. Bellinger, Hagerstown Directors chosen were: L. .Vinton Hershey, Hagerstown; Willis L. Altenderfer, Williamsport; L. E. Beaudiu, Hanover; J. M. Bradley, Mechanicsburg; C. T. Devine, Har- rlsburg; N.Fein, Reading; E. S. Gerberick, Mt. Joy;-.L. W. Keith, Carlisle; J. H. Murrow, Philadelphia; H. Muskin, Baltimore; E. H. Wolf, Philadelphia; Y. P. Yungel, Harrisburg: George Deubel, Harrisburg and R. L. Stiles, Philadelphia. Mr. Hershey presided as toastmaster at the banquet and introduced the new officers. At the conclusion of the banquet scores of valuable prizes were awarded to winners in golf, putting and horse shoe pitching. F. Browley, Harrisburg, and J. W. Filoon, of Brockton, Mass., were tied for golfing honors with scores of 81 each. Joseph W. Byron made the prize presentations. Brief remarks were made by Willis Altenderfer, general chairman in charge of the meeting. The association was entertained with dance music and a floor show during the banquet. Remember Meatless Days Of 1918? JOIN THE UNITED- STATES SCHOO1 GARDEN ARHY wfeife -yourwile saves I A&apf ttiue dtolrine ^ the dean plate These World War p osteri the war broke on an unsuspecting world. This is a tailor-made war, in the making for three years or says the Federal government, will not reappear any time toon. By SIGRID ARNE AP Feature Service Writer WASHINGTON, Sept 27 (1 Remember those times during the World War when the, family sat down to macaroni and cheese . so the pork and beef could be shipped "over there?" Remember how your favorite restaurant hid the sugar bowls and slipped you one lump of sugar for your coffee? When you ripped up the lawn and flowers and planted "Victory gardens" of vegetables? American housewives seemed to remember only too well the first week of September this year. Some of them stood four and five deep at the grocers demanding 10- and 20-pound sacks of sugar. But, says the Department of Agriculture, this country has a huge sugar surplus. There's no need for a price rise. Moreover there are surpluses of most major foods. That's different from 1914. Then more—right down to food supplies. Our Own Carry-overs The world'has huge surpluses of wheat and sugar, smaller ones in other foods, and the warring ; countries are supposed to have laid up big reserves. Our food carry-overs for next year include: 300 million bushels- of wheat and 250 million pounds of food fats. There are other changes since 1914, and-several "It's." There's the diet change. Back in '14 we were meat-and-potato people. Now food chemists have taught us so much about vitamins and calories that our diet spreads over a wider range of foods. The whole world won't be demanding meat at once. There's the change in farming. In 1914-18 the farmers jumped the size and number.of farms to meet expected demands—and in the peak year of 1920 we were supplying Europe 50, per. cent of her food. Our farms have never shrunk to the pre-1914 level. It should be easier this time to expand acreage to meet peak demands. To Keep Prices Down There's our own jealously guarded food plan, if worst comes to worst. It's part of the war plan which has been worked on since 1920. It includes a system, of rationing that could be put into effect immediately. But it's such an unpleasant idea that officials hush- hush. And anyway, the' only rationing in 1914-18 was voluntary. There's the new war resources board, already at work, to soften the economic shock that war al- always brings, even to peaceful countries. That has a food division to meet profiteering. Remember how the old food ad- ministration affected prices? Take flour. In the last peace year it cost $8.75 a barrel. By May, 1917, it was up to $17. Then the food administration was organized. By February, 1918, flour had dropped to $10.50 a barrel. There's the change in European buying of war supplies, England and France have pooled their purchasing. In 1914 they competed with each other in American markets and drove prices up by their haggling. Of course, there are the "If's." If we slapped on a strict embargo of all supplies to warring nations, prices might drop. If we removed restrictions, the munitions industry might boom, men go back to work, and prices rise—as they always do in a prosperity cycle. But anyway there aren't any "Meatless Thursday" jitters around Washington. SCHINDLER TO HEAD PYTH1AS Former Local Man Formally Installed At Salisbury Convention. SALISBURY, Md., Sept. 30 (£>). Julius,E. Schindler of Cumberland was installed Friday as Grand Chancellor of the Grand Lodge of the Maryland Knights of Pythias in the closing hours of the annual convention. Delegates to the joint convention of-the Pythians and the Pythian Sisters chose Baltimore for the 1940 convention city. Mrs. Edna Ward of Solomons became Grand Chief of the Grand- Temple of the Sisters, succeeding Mrs. Maida Buddemeir of Baltimore. Schindler, attorney and former judge of the Cumberland People's Court, named the following officers: Reginald S. Henry of Baltimore, grand master at arms; Gale Testerman of Princess Anne, grand ina» guard; and Edward A. Bailey of Hagerstown, grand outer guard. Others given office were: O. M. Brotermarkle of Cumberland, grand prelate; W. George Skinner of Frostburg, grand vice chancellor; William L. Bean of Baltimore, grand master of exchequer; Reno S- Harp of Frederick, past supreme chancellor; G. Thomas Summers of Frederick and Joseph C. Parker of Annapolis, supreme representatives; and Elwood Martak of Annapolis, grand keeper of record and the seal. FIRE REPORTED ON BIG VESSEL . LONDON, Sept. 30.—The British Press Association said last night there had been "an outbreak of tire-" on the British training ship Caledonia. The press assoc'ation said the fire "was in no way due to enemy action." The Caledonia, which formerly war the Cunard White Star Liner Majestic, was taken out of commission following the outbreak of war and docked'for extensive alterations. The press association did not say when the fire broke out. It asserted, however, that it was subdued the same afternoon it was discovered. "A red glow was seen below deck and a pall of smoke hung over the ship," it added. Two Expectant Mothers Freed Governor O'Conor Acts To Release Women From State Prison. ANNAPOLIS, MdTsept. 30 (£>}. Two prospective mothers were assured today their babies would not start life behind prison bars, but a third still faced the possibility her child would be born in the women's division of the House of Correction. Governor Herbert R. O'Conor announced yesterday ^e would parole- Mrs. Rose McKe'e, 47, so she could have her ninth child in freedom, and would also release Dorothy Lozuk before she becomes a mother in November. Mrs. McKee is serving an IS-month Allegany county sentence for contributing to the delinquency ot a minor. The other woman was sentenced in Baltimore city to serve six months for a similar offense. "I consider the interest of society demands that they be released at this time," Gov. O'Conor said. The Governor established a precedent for his administration with the release of the two mothers- to-be, and coincidentally posed himself a tougher problem when he must decide the case of Mrs. Lorraine Baker, 17-year-old gun girl sentenced to five years in prison Sept. 18 for participation in a taxicab holdup. Mrs. Baker is also an expectant mother, but her crime is more serious than those of the women released today. Leaders of the Women World War Veterans call on Col. Edwin A. Halsey, secretary of the IT. S. Senate, with a resolution endorsing the President's stand, on neutrality through repeal of the embargo act. Left to right, Florence Caldwell, quartermaster; Halsey, and Dorothy Frooks, of New York, national commander. (C.P.) Air planning to enter the Army Corps Technical School. TO RECEIVE APPLICATIONS WASHINGTON, Sept. 30.—The Civil Service Commission announced It would receive applications until the close of business Oct. 17 for the Postmastership at Brunswick, Md. Caskey's Three New Loaves The 56,000-ton Majestic, which until the advent of the French liner Normandie was th.* largest merchantman in the world, was sold hy the Cunard *.7hite Star line on May 16, 1336. It was planned then to scrap the liner, a veteran of 'the trans-Atlan- tic service, but the British navy decided to convert her into a training ship- .The job was completed early in 1938 at an estimated cost of $2,340,000. INCREASED REVENUE BALTIMORE, Sept. 30 (/P).—The Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Company, serving the State of Maryland, had August operating revenues of $1,336,822 compared with $1,248,942 for the same month last year, a report filed with the Public Service Commission Friday showed. Estonian Army Head 16 MILLION WOMEN (More Than Ever Before) COOK WITH GAS ; Enjoy Modern Can Cookery Today . , ft t Hagerstown Gat Co. SALE Women 9 ! SHOES EARLESDcyt. M iHw w^w^w^w Governor Called In Habeas Corpus ANNAPOLIS! sept, so.—LOUIS Berman, murderer and student of the law who still cherishes hopes of freedom despite 53 lost habeas corpus pleas, will make his 54th attempt today with Gov. Herbert R. O'Conor heading his all-star cast of witnesses. gmi i n —definitely—but still trying, Berman has petitioned a new hearing from Judge Joseph C. Mattingly of Upper Marlboro. Beside O'Conor, he has summoned Judges . Eugene O'Dunne and George A. ! Solters of Baltimore to testify. : O'Conor was Baltimore City i State's Attorney who convicted Berman 15 years ago for the murder of Clifton W. Brown, his attorney. Berman, who studied law in his penitentiary cell, alleged that his plea of insanity was not received at his trial, and seeks release on the grounds of trial error. Berman has filed a petition before every circuit court in the state. The persistent prisoner, regularly turned down, waits until a new judge before whom he has not appeared takes the bench—and brings another petition. PRIVATE IS READY FOR ARMY SERVICE DENTON, Md. T Sept. 30 (/P).— Ex-Private Arthur G. Croke, of the 7th Canadian Infantry, wounded and captured at the second battle of Ypres more than 20 years ago, is ready again to serve the King. Croke, now 45, has been notified by Brig.-Gen. W. W. Foster of Vancouver, B. C., that ex- service men of .Canada may be recalled to duty. He replied by air-mail that he was willing to report. In the last World War, Croke was sniping when he was wounded and captured by German troops. Thereafter, he spent four years in a prison camp. The late King George V decorated him twice for bravery, once In the form of a distinguished conduct medal, and again by a bronze star awarded by the King in 1914 and 1915. As Russia's mighty army massed menacingly on the Estonian border, General Johan Laidonner, commander-in-chief of the Estonian army of 120,000 men, announced that, if invaded, Estonia "will defend herself valiantly and unitedly." In Drebecen, Hungary, low tobacco leaves and dust are compress-1 ed into briquettes to make a good form «t £u*i. M ' " Studio Couch Covers 3 Matching $••.99 Pilfov/s ... 1 Zacks-MiHs Co. 11 West Washington Street SH1LOH LETTER Shiloh, Sept. 28. Services in the church for Sunday, October 1: Sunday school at 9:30. Promotion Day will be observed in connection with Sunday school. Senior, Intermediate and Junior Christian Endeavor at ?. Rev. and Mrs. E. R. Andrews, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Needy, Mr. and Mrs. Steve I'zelac, Mabel Widdows, Alice Rowe, Mrs. Anna Fouke, Mrs. Clark Main. Mrs. Ruth Fouke, Mrs. Frances Gaylor, Mrs. Myrtle Holmes, Misses Dora Fouke, Eileen Keller, Betty, Jean and Gloria Staley, Connie and Shirley Main, Catherine Widdows, Iris Needy, Lucille Williams, Dorothy Andrews, Wilma McGowan, Rosalie Itneyer, Clarence Itneyer, Connie Hemphill, John Staley, Sammy and Billy Itneyer and David Andrews attended Rally Day services held at Mt. Tabor church on Sunday afternoon, September 17. A program skits" will be given in the social featuring "comic Mrs. Alice Howe and Miss Anna Plummer, Bridgeport. Mrs. Marguerite Pitzer and sons David and James, of Biglerville, were Saturday visitors with Mr. and Mrs. Lester Trovinger. Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Henesy and daughter, Marjorie; Mrs. Irene Cook and son, Ralph, and Miss Glen dora Henesy were Sunday visitors with Russell Henesy, College Park Maryland. Mr. and Mrs. John Lewis, Samue Boppe and Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Lewis and daughter, Eloise, were Sunday evening visitors of Mi- Samuel Boppe and family, Smiths burg. Visitors in the home of Mrs Olevia Harbaugh and sister were Miss Catherine Shaping, Hagers town; Mrs. Elizabeth Stouffer, Mrs Clarence Thomas, Mr. and Mrs. Em mert McKee, Paramount. Recent visitors with Mr. an Mrs. John Lewis were: Mr. an Mrs. Richard Boppe and children Bonnie, Robert, Helen and Mar; Elizabeth, Charlton; Mr. and Mrs Lloyd Lewis and daughter, Eloise and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lewis an son, Bobby. Mrs. Ida McKee and Mrs. Olevi Harbaugh were Thursday suppe guests with Mr. and Mrs. Joh McNairn and son. Those attending the homecoming service at Middleburg last Sunday afternoon were: Mr. and Mrs. Harry Needy, Mrs. Myrtle Holmes, Mrs. Alice Keller, Mrs. Mabel Widdows, Mrs. Helen Hemphill, Mr. C. B. Itneyer. Eileen Keller, Betty Staley, Iris Needy, Erma, Nellie and Mildred Itneyer, Connie Hemphill, Dora Fouke.. Mrs. Ruth Fouke and Phyllis Needy. The passing of Mrs. Florence Baker cast a gloom over the community and she will be greatly missed. Her kind and helpful disposition won for her many friends. She was a member of tbe Ever Ready Bible class and a regular attendant at Sunday school and church services. The funeral was largely attended and floral designs many and beautiful. room of the church on Monday evening, October 2, at 7:45. Refreshments will be on sale. Mrs. Virginia Lopez and children, Virginia and Roy, of Santa Monica, Cal., have spent the past five weeks visiting The former's parents. Mr. and MVP. John Keller, and family. Visitors in The home of Mrs. Anna Fouke and family were: Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Baker, Mrs. Ruth Jones, Mrs. Frieda Turner, Hagerstown; .. - SOIL CONSERVATION--WHAT IT MEANS (Continued) "At the same time (and, indeed, ntll recently), clean cultivation in rchards was supposed to make all he difference between poor fruit nd good fruit. As the trees came long, we would break up the sod etween the rows with a disc-har- ow, working around the contours, ,nd follow that with a 12-foot pring-tooth harrow. "The harrowed land washed. There was no preventing that. But t did not wash as fast. The soil bowed, as It always will in hill- ide orchards planted along concurs, a tendency to bench off levelly between the tree-rows. We encouraged this. We kept spring- ooth harrows moving on the lanes between the trees all summer, leav- ing only a protective strip of sod, mai'king the contour from tree to tree. Every fall we tied down the whole orchard with a new. clover crop. Every spring we resumed inter-row harrowing. By the time the block of trees came into bearing, the hillside had definitely terraced itself." This method, extended to lesser slopes as planting progressed, has terraced 250 acres of apple a.nd peach orchards that produce around 100 carloads of fruit a year. The self-made terraces have • become sharply defined. They appear as level bands, one above the other, around the hills. The adjoining slopes, like stairsteps, become so sharp that it is often necessary to smooth them with a harrow so that the grass there can be mowed. Junior Patrols To Meet Monday A general meeting of the Junior Police Patrols'has been called for Monday evening at 7:30,o'cjpck in the Franklin Court auditorium on West Franklin street- Speakers for the evening will be Dr. Ross Cameron . and Dr. M. S. Baker, members of the Washington County Public Health Staff and Lieutenant Edw. Chapman who will speak on "Safety and Trespassing on Railways." Dr. Cameron will discuss general health and Dr. Baker, dental hygiene. Vaudeville acts will be featured after which refreshments will be served. Plans will be made at this meeting for the boys to take part in the annual Hallowe'en Mummers Parade. Mr. Grocer C. Crilley, of the local radio station, has donated this auditorium to the boys for their meetings each week. In connection with the meetings the boys will be able to show their talent by taking part each week on the radio. The meetings are open to the public. The Horoscope (Copyright, 1939, by the McClure Newspaper Syndicate) LIBRA (September 23 to October 22), midway between the signs of the zodiac, Is the guardian of thresholds a.nd is an a.ir sign or thought sign. In this sign man Is weighed in the balance. Subjects are high strung and may suffer from nervous prostration. Many have a desire for praise and may indulge in exaggerations for they have imagination and dislike to spoil a good story. Saturday, September 30 The. last day of the month Is extremely adverse in its aspects. There is a sign supposed to accent aggressiveness and to encourage dictatorial impulses. This may be strong in its influence in this country as well as in Europe. Labor is under the most unfortunate planetary direction In which leaders may reflect the tendency to rule ruthlessly. HEART AND HOME: The stars affect the choice of colors In dress or interior decoration. Light blue the lucky color of Libra subjects, is supposed to assure harmony of spirit with the material. In choos ing the autumn wardrobe it may be remembered that reds suggest the martian Influence. Subjects of air signs attain this reputation of being well-dressed and the Libra women enjoy success in artistic taste. BUSINESS AFFAIRS: This is day which fortunately may be cur tailed by half-holidays, for the stars seem to presage business ob stacles. Labor troubles may inter fere with building and with ship ping. Avoidance of arguments is advised, for quarrels and disagree ments are fomented under this sway. NATIONAL ISSUES: Jupiter ri ing at Washington, D. C., indicates increase of the prestige of the United States as a world power Government expenditures wil reach a new high as preparednes is pushed on an extensive scale Enlistments in army and navy wil In Italy every town hall must, by law, display a portrait of the king in a prominent place. See Our Line of New FALL FURNITURE Bny *»n «»*y term*. — Th« Original — Miller's Furniture Store 31 South Potomsc Street be and training for servic Save the Middleman's Profit S15.00(O P O) CRANE'S CLOTHES "Factory to You" t§ Sooth P»T«nuMt firm* FOR THAT COLD Rudy't Laxative Cold Capsules Rudy's Rexa " Pharmacy Hotef Hamilton Corner lorough. "While the position of upiter should give assurance that eace will be maintained and the ituation of Great Britain much im- roved, there are portents of sud- en moves on the chess board of urope. Thus wisdom dictates hat the United States become a oe to be feared. INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS: upiter culminating at, Warsaw in- icates a better outlook for Poland. Saturn is in a place most unfavor- ble to tbe financial condition of he Soviet government, a fact that vill influence Stalin in his policies oward Oriental difficulties. Persons whose birthclate it is lave the augury of a year of prog- ess. Men will improve their finances. Women will win social iuccess, although they may arouse ealousy. Children born on this day prob- ibly will be serious and thoughtful. These subjects of Libra may possess mechanical genius, but. they should be carefully trained and visely guided. RECEIVES TREATMENT Elvin Martin. 2-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Martin. Hagerstown. Route 4, was treated at the Washington County Hospital yesterday for a mangled foot. GREAT FUEL SAVER Estate Heatrok Puts Money in Your Pocket Every Winter. SEE THEM AT Bohman-Warne, Inc. 35 West Franklin Street Phones 84-85 New Efficiency! JOT95 512 Monthly. Down Payment. Carrying Charge. 25-Ib. .™ ;•$• 1 Now greater heating comfort at lowest cost, with | | Wards NEW HARD COAL STOKER! 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