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EIGHT Published every evening except Sunday by The Mail Publishing Company. 25 Summit Avenue. H* town, Maryland. Lag-ere- J. X HAWKEN Editor w* National Advertising :? Representatives: Burke, Kuipers & Hahoney, Inc. New York. 1203 Graybar Building; Chicag-o. 203 North Wabash Avenue: Atlanta, 1601 Rhodes-Haverty BuildIng: j; Dallas, S07 Southwestern Life Building 1 : Oklahoma City. 55S First National Building-. Address all communications to The Daily Mail Editorial, Business or Circulation Department, not to individuals. S^ E. PHILLIPS.. .General Manager -C. fc P. Phone 104-105-106 Same numbers reach all departments Member Audit Bureau of Circulation " SUBSCRIPTION RATES (All Subscription Rates Payable in „. Advance) Smgrle Copy 03 -One Month 55 One .Year (by carrier) 6.V By Mail (Up to Fourth Zone). 6.0 Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Zones S.5 Seventh and Eighth Zones ... 9.5 Entered at the postoffice at Ha if5 r *. to ' tri1 *•* 2nd class matter Dec ix* — • . IS 9 8, MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Th* A»*ociated Press Js exclua entitled to the use of publica «* of al1 ne<sr * dispatches credite 1°, lfc or not otherwise credited in J, ,?- S a P ftr *nd also local news pub Ushed therddn. All rights of publication of special dispatches herein ar« also tv-served. H A War-Crazed World "Witt each new day the signs > world gone mad may be expected to multiply. They will not be confined to the slaughter of man upon the- field of battle, the sinking of ships at sea and th* destruction of material property, all normal consequences of •war. Now the restraints of civilization have been thrown off, license may be expected to assume innumerable forms, all shocking to those who cling to the normal ways of life. As an example, there is the assassination of Premier Armand CalinesQu of Rumania, the "strong man" who so ruthlessly ami effectively suppressed the Nazi movetnent in his country. Undoubtedly there will be other crimes of a similar character as the war continues, the minds of the people become increasingly disturbed and the reversion to the instincts of savagery becomes more pronounced. Then, too, the reported revolt of the Czechs and the Slavs is a significant development, suggesting as it "does the possibility of serious - internal complications in consequence of Hitler's expansion of his realm at the expense of independent nations. Th« war is only about three weeks old and even now there are' clear signs that its scope may swiftly extend to include all of Europe and Asia, and perhaps otlrer parts of the world. There is'in prc-->ect, in fact, the virtual certainty of Europe in flames. DEFENDING BUSINESS "The Government moves against the typewriting manufacturing industry, alleging that it has become a monopoly in violation of the antitrust laws/' comments the Dayton News. "Republican newspapers attack the attackers, calling it an attack on business. Senator O'Mahoney, chairman of the Monopoly Committee, holds that monopoly itself is an attack on business. Monopoly, he points out, blocks the free play of business enterprise which is the essence of a democratic, social and political order. Then the Government which -destroys a monopoly is defending not attacking, business/' Since President Roosevelt first admonished Congress to fight monopoly by "cutting at its roots," instead of continuing the ancient Republican pretense by merely "hacking at its fruits," the Republican press has claimed-that the Roosevelt method constitutes "the most flagrant government interference with business/' But the testimony adduced by the bi-partisan monopoly investigation committee has shown that actually there have been two outstanding interferences with business since 1S90, when the first of the anti-trust acts was approved by President Benjamin Harrison. The worst interference with business generally has been special favors granted ti a small proportion of business enterprises through Republican high tariffs. Almost as flagrant, the evidence has disclosed, has been the monopoly interference with business stressed by Senator O'Mahoney which, by suppressing competition has not only "interfered" but stifled the free flow of commerce and industry. It is restoration of this free flow, dammed up under Republican admini«tra- .ions, that has been urgently recommended by President Roosevelt THE DAILY MAIL, HAGERSTOWN, MD., MONDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1939. Looking For A Better 'Ole BORN OUT OF THE SUN, WE ARE ALL OF SAME AGE By LESLIE C. BEARD Member of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific and is now undergoing careful in- restigation by the O'Mahoney committee. OCTOBER . October, the tenth month, is here. Interesting, isn't it, that indicate from their Latin derivation! that there are but 10 months n th» year? The fact is that when the ilornang were in charge of most of .h» world's affairs, the year began ritb; March and that made the •Mat for September, October. No- p em^er and December come out ight. But Julius Caesar, having a >ent for science and a desire to lake everything new, revised the alendar. The beginning of the "was set back to January, a W\ L called after the Roman eity thought of as the guardian t beginnings and doorways. TBe seventh month was named 8 ah honor to the great Julius and tie jeight was named for his suc- INCONSISTENT "Presumably the Republican plat- orm next year will call for 'sound' money and 'sound' Federal finances," writes Ernest K. Lindley, Vashington correspondent of Newsweek, in a signed article in the Washington Post (Rep.) "But," sks Lindley, "will, anybody believe it?" "During the last session of Congress,'' continues this well known commentator for Prof. Raymond Moley's organ, "the Republicans joined hands in boosting the ag-; ricultural appropriation 300 millions above the President's request. They have shown by their votes that the G. 0. P. is much more widely infected than the Democratic party is with the Townsencl plan- in comparison with which all other spending proposals are Lilliputian. They have voted for a chunk of legalized graft for the domestic producers of silver. "It is becoming exteremely difli- ut for any Republican around Washington to keep a straight face when he talks about 'sound' money and 'sound' finance By comparison, Mr. Roosevelt and his administration, with all their shortcomings, are models of efficiency, consistency and unswerving devotion to principle." •By Preston Grover- WASHINGTON, D. C., Oct. 2.— So great is the superiority of coas defense over naval power in a tack that authorities here discoun almost 100 per cent the persisten stories that the British fleet ina attempt to force a landing on th North German shore. They don't discount the possibil ity that the Brtish fleet maf break into the Baltic and shut off Ger man trade with Sweden, so import ant because of rich Swedish iron But even that would be a hazard ous task and might cost Britaii half its navy. Attempting to land an armet force in the "face of German powei along the Baltic or North sea would be one of those tasks no navy would undertake if any •othei avenue of attack remained. Au thorities always leave one avenue open. A Britain hard pressed in other quarters might make the desperate attempt at a shore land ing. Odds against success are high Long ago Germany saw the possibility that a British fleet action might be launched again her in the Baltic. She took protective steps. Taking Danzig was one important step. As a free city Danzig was Caesar Augustus. Several tteibpts were made to rename ictojber and the names of various .omkn celebrities were tried. Pop- lar'opinion rebelled. The eighth lonth stuck even if everyone knew m 6ount was 10. Anyway, It is a good month; a ionth of lovely color and of barest; rejoicing. And it is well to iak« the mo»t of it as the last wit;, chance to enjoy the out of under delightful conditions. WITH one tax after another !«4 on the harranged motor in- it ha* Jong puzzled many It why the Jjnrikahaw never im in tlifi ctmnlry* ^ • ' • ' • G.O.P.WARNINGS Agreeing heartily with Senator Robert A. Taft that "the next President will have a disagreeable job." the Old Guard New York Sun reveals in part at least what the reactionary element in control of the Republican party assuredly would expect and insist upon. Grimly the Sun tells Senator Taft that the "next President must make the people realize that most of the New Deal was built on sand—and not even honest sand." For example, says the Sun sternly: "He will have to throw over social security schemes invented by politicians" and he must have the "courage to break up things like the W. P. A." Welcoming this warning to the people of what they could expect. The Dayton News reminds Senator Taft that "The structure built by Presidents Harding, Coolidge and Hoover did actually collapse in 1929. It must nave been built on j sand—or air. So Senator Taft heads back to 'new era' sand." DON'T ridicule the ancients for their mistakes. We'd be repeating every blniider if they hadn't proved its folly. attack. Polish forces there failed to beat off one German battleship. You can almost bank on it that by now Danzig is well fortified. * * * * A Port Would Help More than a year ago Germany crowded Lithuania out of Memel. That is another Baltic seaport that undoubtedly was only lightly armed until Germany took it over. An undefended port would be an ideal spot to make a landing. Under a naval barrage, troop ships could sail right into port and unload men and cannon. That is a dream situation for a navy. Breaking into a fortified port is another thing. Shore guns have tremendous advantages over naval guns. They are concealed. The navy is in full view. Sighting and ranging devices for shore guns are greatly superior to those that can be installed on a ship. Take Pearl Ilarvor, Hawaii, as an example. The water all around is zoned off. The guns know in advance what ranges and deflection to set off to hit a ship wherever it may be seen. Land guns, on fixed bases, are far more accurate than naval guns rolling at sea. Their range normally is equal. Any landing- the British navy would attempt likely would be along some unfortified shore. It would be necessary for the heavy ships to stand offshore and lay down a barrage to keep defending forces back while troops landed. Troop ships, convoyed by destroyers and cruisers, would crowd closer into shore, put men out in small boats, and trust to naval fire to keep enemy light and heavy artilleiy tire and machine gun fire to a minimum. Dangerous Work But for a navy to stand offshore and pound away at land Troops is risky business. Undoubtedly every submarine in the German navy j would be concentrated on the fleet, j A half-dozen breaking through even ; if it meant that nine of every ten \ submarines would be sunk. j Moreover a forre onre landed \ be the target for all the de-j fense mechanism that could be brought against it. Japan, made a landing at Shanghai with considerable difficulty against a defense that was nothing compared with what Germany would build against a British attack. The moral of this would seem to be: The war won't be decided in the Baltic. The Siamese cat has blue eyes and is fawn, dark brown or chocolate in color. It also has a crooked tail and a peculiarly deep voice. Body Identified In Frederick County Frederick, Md., Oct. 2 (/P).—The skeleton of a body discovered near Taylorsville was identified as that of Andrew Lee Cain, a farmer of near Taylorsville, Sheriff Guy Anders reported last night. He had been shot and the Frederick county medical examiner returned a verdict of suicide. Cain bad been missing 16 months. He \vas idntified by his widow and two sons, Woodrow and Raymond, of Westminster. Anders said identification was positive because of an odd-shaped heel on one shoe and by initials on a belt buckle. If the tidal evolutionary hypoth< sis accounts correctly for the origi of the Solar System, and nios astronomers now accept thi theory in principle, then you, Read er, and everybody else were born out of the sun 4 or 5 billion year ago when a great star, hurtlin through space, made a close ap proach to the sun and, by gravita tional attraction, pulled out of th sun one-sevenih of 1 per cent o the total amount of the hot gase_ in our luminary. These gaseou masses rapidly cooled off, liquefied and finally became the solid sphere! of the earth and the other eigh planets. Since the human physical body is constructed of the same atoms as those that make up the earth anc sun, and as atoms everywhere are of the same age, we can correctly say that all human beings on earth so far as their atomical construe tion goes, are of the same age whether they be centenarians or new-born babies. In a sense we may consider the sun as the mother of the earth, and the passing star that caused the cataclysm resulting in the birth of the earth from the sun as the father of the earth. By the same token we may say that since the earth Avas created out of the sun all human beings are the sun's grandchildren, for we in turn are made of the earth's materials. The ancestrial history of living and non-living things is identical for the time before the great star passed by and disturbed the sun. However, the history has diverged somewhat since the cataclysmic encounter that produced the birth of the planets from the sun, but even now many of the identical elements are found both in the human body and in inorganic formations. In ages past millions of people have worshiped the-sun. Even to-' day tribes of people remote from | our so-called civilization consider the sun as a god. Beyond its close approach to the sun, we know little about the great passing star. It cannot be identified because it is too far distant, for it has been speeding away from the sun for 4 or 5 billion years since the time of its near contact with the sun, but reasoning back from effects to original processes, the astronomer with his physics, his mathematics and his power of reasoning pictures the event that happened when the Solar System and you, Reader—at least the molecules that make up your physical body—were born out of the sun. When you dine tonight. Reader, remember also that the atoms composing the food you eat and the cocktails you drink, as well as the chair you sit on and the silver aud mat. But they never entered the door to the western world. And it was the same Christian Heritage that finally dismembered the great Ottoman empire that Solyman built. Eventually the western powers divided it among themselves as ruthlessly as the Turkish soldiery had split up and conquered the Balkans in the heyday of Ottoman power. * * * Historians Amazed To.the historian it seems incredible that Hitler has ignored these lessons from history. The response from the pope was immediate. His newspaper, L'Os- servatore Romano, declared the other day: "Russia is retracing its steps from Asia to Europe and is already, in the heart of it. Nobody knows yet to whom allied and to whom an enemy." That's a modern way of saying East is East and West is West. Whatever the final bargain Hitler may strike with Stalin, the historian and the statesman are chalking up his agreements with Russia as mistake No. 2. The first came when he violated the natural law rlass you handle, although inanimate objects, are close relatives of the atoms composing your own body, for they were born from the sun at the same time and their ages are identical with yours, atomically speaking. All molecules now forming your organic tissues, your lungs, your eyes, your brain, your legs, have already served sometime, somewhere, to form other organic tissues n human beings and animals. We all are resuscitated dead men, made rom the dust of our ancestors. If .11 the people who have lived up o tins time arose from the dead, of nationalism Czecho-slovakia. by carving up Tricks like that led to the downfall of the illustrious Charles V.. themaster of Europe less than 300 years ago, and the meteoric Napoleon a little more than 100 years ago. Now he seems to have ignored the strength of the Christian heritage. The American petroleum industry alone spends $12,000,000 annually for research. here would be five of them to every square foot upon the surface f all the continents. They would be obliged to climb on one another's boulders in order to stand: but hey could not all be completely esuscitated for many of the atoms have served successfully for sev- ral bodies. Our own bodies, likewise, resolved into their ultimate articles, will sometime help for lie bodies oC our descendants. 16 MILLION WOMEN (•Horn Than 15v«;r Before) COOK WITH GAS Enjoy Modern Gas Cookery Today ' "• ~~ w •—•—— Hagerstown Gas Co. RUSSIA MARCHES WEST SALE Women's SHOES EARLES Dept. Store 71 West Washington Street frank admission that he himself It's Bulb Planting Time- Here's Depth to Plant I INCH 2 INCHES 3 INCHES 4 INCHES 5 INCHES 6 INCHES 7 INCHES INCHES 6 INCHE1 ,f\ n\ x^-x /?r\ ™ T C) 4(3 O V Keep This Bulb Planting Depth Chart. It Will Be Helpful to You. How deep should fall bulbs be slanted? In general, about four .irnes the diameter of the bulb. The Beginner should not understand by this rule that precision measurement is required, and an inch more or less in planting a Darwin tulip bulb may mean the success or failure of the flower. Nature is seldom meticulous in such matters. At the same time the planter would, do well to see that his bulbs are planted approximately at the optimum depth. Tulips, for example, if planted much deeper than the recommended 5 to 6 inches (above the top of the bulb) will probably bloom, but likely later than you expect. If planted less than the recommended depth, they may also bloom, and at the right lime. But should the winter be an open one. with lots of freezing and thawing, shallow-planted tulips are likely to be heaved entirely out of the ground, will be a risk. They certainly Some fall bulbs are not planted to a depth of four times their diameter. The madonna lily, usually a big bulb, should be planted only 3 or 4 inches deep. The crown imperial, a large bulb, wants shallow planting, about 2 inches. The beginner will find a chart ot planting depths useful to refer to when the planting task is begun. If the ground in which the bulbs are planted has been newly spaded, and is quite loose, the depths should be increased an inch or so, to allow for settling, and because of the increased effect of frost heaving on newly turned soil. Also, late planted bulbs, which have no opportunity to make roots before the soil freezes, may be set a little deeper, to protect them from frost action. Tulips should be set 5 to 6 inches deep. Narcissi need about the same depth from the top of the bulb, but owing to the different shape and sometimes the much larger size, the base of the bulbs is usually deeper than the tulips. Snowdrops and scillas should go down about 2 to 3 inches. Crocuses should have 2 inches of soil over them. The erythroniums need about 4 inches of cover. So does Fritillaria meleagris. Anemones for cold frame planting need only an inch of soil. The lilies need the deepest planting, and most of them can go as deep as • 7 to 10 inches with good results. The distance apart is rather elastic, but in general 5 inches is the closest any of them should be planted. WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 (/P).— The news spotlight may play on the western front, but the attention of knowing statesmen and historians is riveted on the astonishing thrust of Asiatic influence into Europe—the occupation of eastern Poland by the Red troops of Stalin. "Uppermost in their minds is the by Herr Hitler made the agreement with the Asiatic-minded Stalin that enables Russians to drive their military machine up to the gates of Warsaw. Hitherto, European rulers have compromised with Asiatics, dickered with them, signed treaties with them, but they have never ventured to incur the wrath of their own people by pracfically bowing, the Asiatics into the European j parlor. Any statesman who does thai. 1 violates a natural law that existed long before Kipling put it, into words: "East is East and West is AVest—and never the twain shall meet." The Christian Heritage Tt is not yet certain just how far Hitler has invited the Russians into Europe. But it is certain that he admits his aims in the east are j "limited." It is certain that the j toe of the Russian boot has been planted firmly at i.he Rumanian gateway to the Balkans, and Stalin is closer to Warsaw tha.n any Russian before him ever got, save by military conquest:. Keep this point in mind: The old Russia of Catherine professed, at least, l.o be a Christian Russia. But not so Stalin: he professes atheism. And Christianity is still a living force in western Europe and has affected history time and -again. It was the Christian heritage that enabled the Austrians in summon up the courage to beat off the Ottoman hordes at the gates of Vienna in 152.9. It was the Christian heritage that more or less bound England. France, Austria and Spain together against the Russian advance on Poland in the days of Catherine IT. even though Catherine was powerful enough to dub Poland her doormat to Europe. Her legions did wipe their feet on the Polish door- FOR THAT Rudy's Laxative Cold Capsules COLD 25c Rudy's Rexa " Pharmacy Hotel Hamilton Corner "LUNCH ROOMS &. TAVERNS" Get our Prices on "BUTTERED POPCORN" By the Can (IT TASTES DIFFERENT) CAUFFMAN'S Cut Rate STORE SO East Wnshlnjrlon Street ACROSS i. Imposing entrance 7. Forerunner of the piano 13. Excite to action 14. Profuse 15. Exclamation 16. Musical Instrument IS. Appellation of a former presidc-nt 19. Partook of a meal 2L Coolness In danger 22. Charge ~3. String 25. American humorist -G. OiUI: Scotch -7. Mission -:>. Scarcest 31. Salutation "". Kxlstecl ."3. Happen SG. American Indian chief 30. Send forth 40. Ripplo against 12. Bravo man W. Dry' 41. 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