The Daily Mail from Hagerstown, Maryland on October 2, 1939 · Page 2
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The Daily Mail from Hagerstown, Maryland · Page 2

Hagerstown, Maryland
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Monday, October 2, 1939
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' **fcir-» TWO THE DAILY MAIL, HAGERSTOWN, MD., MONDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1939. SMITH WOULD END EMBARGO Former New York Governor Backs President Roosevelt's Plan NEW YORK, Oct. 2.—Declaring President Roosevelt is "so clearly right," Alfred E. Smith appealed to the nation last night, to "stand solidly behind the President In his efforts to amend the neutrality act. Speaking over a nation-wide radio network (CBS-WABC), Smith added: "I urge this with all the sincerity I possess with the profound conviction that I speak for the good of the nation, which we all love." Act Does Not Work It was. the "Happy Warrior's" first -public utterance favoring an administration policy since he "took a walk" .from" the Democratic party in the" 193.6 presidential election and campaigned against Mr. Roosevelt, his former close personal and political .friend. The 1928 Democratic presidential nominee declared bluntly "the present, neutrality act does not work," and added: "It has been weighed in the balance and found wanting." VI believe that we should prevent the transportation in American ships "of any goods in any kind, war goods or other goods, contraband or non-contraband, or any passengers to. the warring nations. '"It is undoubtedly the absence of such a law in 1917 .that brought us into the World war. There is only one way of avoiding a repetition of this experience and that is by keep- Ing American ships and American passengers out of trade with belligerents." Suggestions Right The President's suggested amendments are "so clearly right, so obviously on. the side of common sense and sound judgment and of patriotism," Smith asserted, "that only those who lack an understanding ->f the issue will oppose them." Smith said he was not interested personally in arguments for a return to the principles oi international law since "there is no respect for international law at this time." Similarly, he said, he took -o stock in "quibbling over constitutional questions in connection with the proposed substitute for the present neutrality act." "In a crisis there is no time for legalistic hair-splitting." he declared. "The distinction between contraband and npn-coniraband, war material and non-war material is essentially the bunk." He cited the recent sinking of Swedish boats, carrying lumber, as an indication that "the German government does not recognize any difference between the goods covered by the American embargo and the goods that are not covered by the embargo." "They (the German government) take the position—if I read the papers aright—that everything routed to the British Isles is contraband of war and they put it upon the ground, that no belligerent can afford to buy anything at the present time that is not absolutely necessary to the prosecution of the war." "In the light of this," he continued, those who oppose amending the act., take the position " let them sink the ships," and those who advocate amendment take the position "we will not let the ships go where they can be sunk." A USED CAJR Is most easily chosen after comparing- all those offered in the Classified Section "Autos For Sale" CoK..nn. Grandmother Held In Slaying Pictured in Paterson, N. J., jail, Mrs. Stephanie Waldman Strauss, 59, was held in the strangling of her four-year-old granddaughter, Elaine Joan Morris, whose body was found on the roof of an apartment building near her Brooklyn, N. Y., home. Mrs. Strauss denied knowing of the death of the child. (C.P.) SOIL CONSERVATiON-WHAT IT MEANS (Continued) But terracing did not make Mt. Pleasant permanent. The very readiness with which the hillsides that topsoil still was moving. Heavy applications of lime and of manure from the Havre de Grace race track brought thickening TUESDAY-SUBURBAN DAY Sale! HOU Bright NEW SEDRESSES Special for One Day Only Sizes 14 to 52 House frocks — bright as a Fall morning! Wide choice newest color combinations! Reduced to this unbelievable low price for one day only! TUB- FAST! COLOR-FAST! Come see- come "buy! Tomorrow — Real Savings on BLOUSES & SWEATERS 88c These neatly styled Blouses and Sweaters are perfect complements to your suits and skirts. An unusual selection of the very latest fall colors at this price! Full Fashioned SILK HOSIERY 49c Pr. First Grade Quality For years hundreds of thrifty, fashionable women have made the R & G their Hosiery headquarters. The clarity of our Hosiery, the beauty of their texture and long wearing weave — makes them economical to buy! Advance Sale! SNOW SUITS For Children Warm, Sturdy, Smart SUITS. Lined Pants and Jackets. Full belt models. Choice of Newest fall colors. Hurry in! Sizes 2 to 6 stands of winter cover crops. Every spring for more than 20 years these cover crops were turned under. The soil of Mount Pleasant was deepened and enriched. With humus packed in the topsoil and subsoil opened, to 30 inches down, with a knifelike subsoiler, the water-holding capacity of the land was increased greatly. Yet for all the surrounding safeguards those slopes were too steep to be held by any clean-tilled crop, year upon year. Intertilled orchards do not, of course, move as much, soil as intertilled corn, or tobacco, or potatoes, or cotton. The tree lines themselves, as Mr. Bryan has shown, can, be made lines of erosion-resistance. But as long as water runs downhill, it will probably remain possible for man. to tear up, year by year,, protecting foliage mats, and expose only "clean" powered, naked soil particles to the downward creep and rush of water without losing a troubling amount of topsoil. FIND BLOOD AT SCENE OF CRASH At least one person presumably was injured last night when an automobile struck and broke off a pole at the Frederick street entrance to the city farm. When Patrolman C. E. Carroll arrived on the scene the badly damaged car was abandoned.but blood stains indicated there was an injury. Records show that the license had been issued to Virgie E. Derr, of Boonsboro. The machine was ordered towed to a garage. • No, one was hurt in the collision of autos operated by Ray C- Lane, New York City, and Clarence D. Rohrer, Keedysville, at Potomac street and Garlinger avenue last night. Patrolman Carroll investigated. Three Killed In Crash Of Plane CORLAND, N. Y., Oct. 2 (£>).—An airplane pilot and two other youths, his guests on an afternoon flight were killed Sunday when their airplane collapsed at an altitude of 1,000 feet near here. The dead were Arthur Young of Homer, N. Y., pilot, and Donald Phoenix and Hymie Noss of Harford Mills, N. Y. The plane, owned jointly by Young and Lester Harper, was demolished. FIREMEN TO MEET The regular meeting of: the First Hose Fire Company will be held this evening at 7:30 o'clock. T LEADERS WILL CONFER Campaign Plans Will Be Outlined At Meeting This Evening. Final plans for the official opening of the annual financial campaign of the Hagerstown Y. M. C. A., Oct. 9-16, will be discussed and a preliminary report of the. special gifts committee received at a meeting of the leaders of the campaign organization to be held this evening at 6 o'clock at the "Y" building, according to General Chairman Frank S. Leiter. The organization group will meet for a conference around the supper table and those attending will be the executive committee, consisting of F. S. Leiter, George M. Bohman, E. N. Funkhouser, George S. Humphrey, Omer T. Kaylor, R. Paul Smith, J. D. Zentmyer and Max Greenwald; public relations committee — Rawlings Poole, Rev. Dr. F. Berry Plummer, Rev. Dr. William S. Hess, L. S. McWilliams, Joseph S. Foltz, Frank Kelley, Harry Warne; division commanders,' team captains and staff workers, D. R. Beachley, J. J. Fiery, Joseph Ward, Hazel Fridinger, Mrs. J. S. Webb, Doris Evans, Zazel Bentz, Phyllis Leiter; Mary Snuster, Jacob Hoffman, A. L. Simpson, L. R. Voris, Bud Bentz. Ross linger, Edward Summers, Robert Rider, Lee Mullendore, Eric Summers, Deen Marquart, C. S. Alvord, C. M. Horst, R. A. Spahr, H. E. Wolfe, H; R. Eavy and E. A. Dougan. In discussing the campaign General Chairman Leiter released some statistics covering activities of the Y..M..-C. A. during the past year. He stated that a study of some of these figures would convince anyone of the worth of the Y. M. C. A. to the local community. Some of the figures released are as follows: '2,084 members as of May 31, 1939, age groups including 142 boys under 12 years; 15S boys 12 to 14;' 163 boys 15 to 7: 308 young men ,18-24; 269 men 25 to 29; 266 men 30 and over; 278 girls under IS; 461 women IS and over; 115 regularly organized groups and classes meeting regularly; 2,081 individuals enrolled; 3,226 sessions held; 61,929 total attendance of these groups; 49 regularly scheduled groups but without definite enrollment met for 261 periods with a total attendance of 25,574; of the regularly organized groups with definite enrollment, 36 were principally boys, IS for young men, 20 for men, 37 for women and girls; 5dS personal problem interviews during the past year; 547 given swimming lessons; 194 pass- ed beginners test; 11 assisted In •finding employment and 19 calls received from employers. Different types of organizations us.ed the association ;building 224 times as follows: church, 59; school, 17; problems, 10; industrial, 24; Scouts, 23; community, civic, 12; social welfare, 7; government, 9; women's nine, social occasions, 11 agriculture,. 9; horticulture, 10; military.'1; professional, 2; total of 421 camper days for boys; 146 for young -men; 1 6S6 women and girls, 392 leaders. Immunization Of Children Is Urged With the discovery of two diphtheria cases in {he city and a third which, proved fatal .in the county, city and county health officers yesterday urged that small children be immunized, at once 1 to prevent a spread. Parents are urged to call physicians especially where croup develops in order that young people be protected. There are many carriers, it was stated among the adult population at this time. It was announced that upon discovery of three scarlet fever cases at the Mt Lena school, the remaining children were given skin tests and those found susceptible were given scarlet fever toxin. No other cases have' developed. ' Surplus Is Amove O'Cop/or Estimate ANNAPOLIS, Maryland was o ff on a new fiscal year 'today witli anced budget in Md., Oct.. 2 $3,679,375 in the surplus money Wriawer and a bal- prospect. Officially, the 'State Comptroller closed his 1939 l\ooks at midnight I last night; actually, the Governor, explained, certain accounts must be kept open until recejipts are in from various sections ofvhe State. '•'The budget \vhi<ph V I presented to the Legislature! was balanced after computing thtjit $1,000,000 of the excess surplus remaining as of yesterday could be /used in each of the fiscal year 19JiO-41," O'Conor said. < "/\ MOM.TUES.WWED. IW.J.E.J, 6:l5r* the Largest Selections of H '9 h Grade I FURNITURE in Hagerstown MEYERS & BERKSQN 41 - 4S West Franklin Street Guaranteed accuracy of GENUINE PURE ASPIRIN Alarm Clocks O.McKEE Studio Couch Covers 3 Matching $1.99 Pillows ... A Zacks-Mills Co. 11 West Washington Street THi F LEISHER On The Square SUBURBAN DAY SALE TUESDAY ONE DAY ONLY DOORS OPEN 9 A. M. Sharp A NOVEL $1 DAY EVENT No Other Sale Like It!! TUESDAY - ONE DAY ONLY Panties egular and e 5 for TUESDAY—ONLY Rayon and Silk Regular and extra sizes Reg. priced to 50c ea. TUESDAY—ONLY Shetland, Brushed and Zephyr, All Wool Sweaters $1.00 Reg. priced to $1.95 TUESDAY— ONLY Satin and Crepe SLIPS Four gore tailored or lace trim. - Tricccs to $1.00 ea. TUESDAY—ONLY Leather and Velo Sued 200 diff vent styles Reg. pric «d to $1.95 TUESDAY—ONLY Leather Sole Bedroom Slippers 2 Prs *1 Reg. priced to $1.50 pr. TUESDAY—ONLY SILK Blouses Angora and Brushed Wool Sweaters $1.95 to S2. 2 ^ 1 DRESS SALE IN OUR THRIFT DEPARTMENT ALL NEW FALL STYLES ! ! Hundreds to Choose From Newest trends—lavish braid trimmed in rayons and wools—that are making fashion news today! Dressmaker-gored skirts, new jeweled effects, new back fullnesses, moulded silhouettes, brilliant or new "stormy" colors! COME EARLY! Choose Any $3.99 DRESS and Get Another $3.99 Choose Any $2.99 DRESS and Get Another $2.99 Choose Any $1.99 DRESS and Get Another $1.99 SIZES 12 to 20 — 38 to 44 A DRESS with ANOTHER DRESS of Equal VALUE at the Regular Price DRESS for DRESS for DRESS for 1 for 1 HOUSECOAT SALE Choose Any $2 99 Housecoat ar >d s et another $2.99 housecoat for $3 99 Housecoat and get another $3.99 housecoat for $5 95 Housecoa t and get another $5.95 housecoat for $7.95 Housecoat anci 9 et another $7.95 housecoat for A HOUSECOAT with another HOUSECOAT of Equal Value at the REGULAR Price Wraparounds Zippers Wools Taffetas Chenilles Satins Quilted Satins 2 ^ 1 SHOE TUESDAY ONLY All Colors!! All Leathers!! Remember ALL SIZES to 10. ALL WIDTHS AAAA to D. Remember ALL FAMOUS ADVERTISED MAKES Made to sell up to $13.50.' Our Regular Prices save you up to 60% — Now this!! Choose one piilr $2.f»." shocs- Ohoose one pair $"> xlioos- OIiooco one pair $•!.!).'> sliocs- Ohoowi one pair S.xflii -nn<I another pjiir A(]iiitl valt -and another pair equal vali -and another pair o<|iial vah -and another pair oqual vnli Choose one pair $7.9.") .shoes—and another pair initial vali Pajamas Gowns —Slips Values to S2.50 99c TUESDAY ONLY LUXURY LINGERIE in Luscious SILKS, SATINS and CREPES—Bcati- fuily tailored and lace trimmed in New Colors! Paris Copies 500 HATS at one Low Price *•* t New Stvles " New SJ98 ... Juniors «*. Matrons With Another PAIR of Equal VALUE at Regular Price TUESDAY—ONLY 200 Silk and Spun Reg . priced to $3.95 TUESDAY—ONLY All Wool 100 different styles and colors.

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