The Daily Mail from Hagerstown, Maryland on October 14, 1939 · Page 4
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The Daily Mail from Hagerstown, Maryland · Page 4

Hagerstown, Maryland
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Saturday, October 14, 1939
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FOUR ACTIVITIES OF SPIES REATED Communist Work art In Factories Used In Espion- £••.". age Work. WASHINGTON, Oct. 14.—The Dies Committee heard from, a former Communist organizer Friday that party, members in factories throughout the United States were used as spies for the Russian OGPU-^testimony which Chairman. Dies (D., Texas) termed "almost unbelievable/' The tale of espionage and intrigue rolled ia Russian accents from the tongue of Maurice L. Malkin of New York,.who produced credentials as a charter member of the Communist party in. this country and whb served two years in prison on a felonious assault charge growing out of the New York fur workers' strike of 1926. In addition to the disclosures of industrial espionage, Malkiu testified that a Communist-controlled furriers' union borrowed $1,750,000 from the late Arnold. Rothstein, notorious New York underworld character, to finance its strike, that $110,000 went to New York police men to protect union "sluggers/' tnd that Jack "Legs" Diamond anc other gangsters had been employed Malkin : sniffed at suggestions that Cortehiunistic activities among the unions Sard, any idealistic motives : and said the'Communist party lim was solely promotion of the interests of -the Stalin regime in Russia. organized "shop nuclei 1 ' in every "plant where members of the •;party."were employed, he related, ;and :.the members were instructed to gather all available information:-.which was turned over to central control committees. The central committees -were in Contact with OGPU agents, Malkin asserted, through whom the data round.its way to the files, at the Kremlin.. As - -jVIalkin went down a list of alleged .OGPU agents operating, in the United : States, Dies and Rep. Voorins (Calif) questioned him as to the;•authenticity of his statements, 'but; the witness gave repeated assurances that.he was certain of the' facts. "It '' hard for .the chair to believe/' Dies'observed, "if it •were.not for other .information he has of.the.same kind." '• • Gesticulating with a- cigarette held'"ibetrween his thumb and fore- fingerj Malkin outlined the history of Communist penetration into the labor movement thus: In 1920, through the Trade Union Educational League organized by William Z. Foster, the Communists attempted, to -work into the American Federation of Labor tvith the objective of gaining control. Eight 3 - ears later, however, after Trotsky's expulsion. Foster returned from a trip to Moscow with a new "line''—to form Communist-dominated unions outside the AFL. To accomplish this, Foster's organization changed its name to the Trade Union Unity Council. Malkin, who said he was one of its four organizers, testified it sponsored unions in a number of fields which subsequently became affiliated with the AFL or the CIO upon a third change in Communist policy. . This, he said, came in 1934 when the AFL began to make substantial gains under the collective bargaining provisions of the NRA. Malkin said he helped organize the American Newspaper Guild and helped negotiate its first contract, with the -New York Post. He declared that Heywood Broun, newspaper columnist and guild president, was a member of the Communist party until v his -conversion to the Catholic Church recently but never came to the party headquarters because he didn't want it known that he was a Communist" Malkin also described Morris Watson, guild vice president, as a party member. In New York, Broun and Watson denied they ever were members of the Communist party, or that Malkin was a guild organizer. Watson declared th« records did not show Malkin ever belonged to the guild. He added that Malkin was "one of tfc« numerous witnesses put on the stand for the purpose of smearing progressive labor leaders." Largest sand dunes in Eastern America are the nine shifting * 3 ar.d mountains of Dare County, North Carolina. CONSULT US For complete details of available fire protection. R. M. Hays & Bros., Inc. Meilink Safes Fashions Are Now Being Shown at the BON TON Men's Fin* Tailored Made Suits $24.95 MONTGOMERY WARD & CO. W«wt Washington HIT IN MIATS At Lowest Prices ftltnt 215—Fret DtHvtry Arthur Dorny't Mkt. Cor, Randolph 4 Locutt *tt THE DAILY MAIL, HAGERSTOWN, MD., SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1939. THEY'VE COT REASON TO H 0 N K—Different from Europe's "goosestep" used by parading soldiers is this peacetime goosestep through Mansfield, Mass., as 2,500 honkinf feese waddle toward U. S. dinner tables. The geese were from Nova Scotia and were consigned to a farm for fattening for Thanksgiving: and Christmas. Both Nov. 23 and Nov. 30 are Thanksgiving dates this year. SAID TH-E SENATOR FROM 1 0 W A—Multiply this animated discussion between Democratic Senators Guy Gillette (right) of Iowa, Joseph F. Guffey of Pennsylvania, and Robert R. Reynolds (left) of North Carolina, and you'll have a roujrh idea of the nation-wide debates over the neutrality bill. Ths bill would wipe out the present: embargo against arms sales to warring countries, would require belligerents to take title to goods purchased in U. S. before shipment, and provides that American poods be carried to belligerents in non-American vessels. ALL SPRUCED U P —CCC wen stand at attention at rett Park. Md.. showing off new spruce irreen uniforms for WALNUT POINT Walnut Point, Oct. 12. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Cunningham and Mrs. Charles Cunningham, near Greencastle, were recent guests xvith Mrs. AVm. Howard. George Allen Myers has resumed , his studies at Westminster College. Mr. and Mrs. Roger Burgan were callers with Mr. and Mrs. Roy Roy Myers, Charlton. Mrs. Myers is on the sick list. Mr. and Mrs. Roger Burgan, Mrs. Arthur Burgan and Miss Almeta Burgan spent Sunday afternoon with friends at Ellerton, Frederick county. Mrs. D. J. Sauers is spending some time with her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Kendall. Mr. and'Mrs. Samuel Ditto and daughter, of Hagerstown, have returned home after spending some time with Mr. and Mr*. Walter Myers. Mrs. William I. Needy had the misfortune to fall and break her nose. Mrs. Emma Murray, who has been dangerously III, Is slightly Improved. Mrs. Sadie Everhart, Huyetts, visited with Mr. and Mrs. Roger Burgan, Tuesday. Mr. and Mrs, Samuel Snffacobl, i Big Spring, and Mr. and Mrs. Guy j Bow*rd and son, Jackie, Clear-1 spring, wer« recent g«est» "with Mr. j { F. T. Spickler and daughters. j Mr. and Mrs. Roger Burgan were callers Friday evening with Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Kretzer, Broadfordlng. SNAKE DISCOVERED IN POT OF BEANS Imafline finding a snake in your evening meal. This is what happened yesterday to a Jefferson street housewife. Leaving home with a pot of beans on tho stove, confident that the family would have a del- icscy for supper, the housewife returned to uncover the pot and see a big reptile. It is believed that some of the children left a door unlocked and some prankster, with a queer sense of humor, entered and placed the snake in the pot of beans. Neadless to say, the family went without beans for the meal. Mrs. Kretzer is recuperating at her home after being a patient at the Washington County Hospital for a number of weeks with pneumonia. R. E. Borgan, who was taken ill Sunday, continues about the same. A ship of 1.000 tons can carry a cargo equal to that of a caravan of 5.000 camels. 95 Piece China DINNER SET •10 Serrlo* tor 11 HARRY S. MYERS 53 North Potomac Street AARON E. REECHER General Contractor For The New Home of Hoff man Chevrolet Sales, Inc. Extends BEST WISHES FOR SUCCESS and is flad to have had the opportunity to help Create this New Home. Sunday's Motoring Tour Trip arranged by Earl H. Howard, Automobile Club of Maryland, Hamilton Hotel Lobby, Phone 120 Hagerstown, Gettysburg, Harrisburg, Mt. Union 0.0 Hagerstown To Waynesboro: Go north 01 Potomac street, bear to right Route 60. 7.0 Leitersburg 12.0 Waynesboro To Gettysburg: Turn right Follow Route 16. 15.0 Rouzerville 16.5 Buena Vista 16.5 Charmain 19'.5 Fountain Dale 24.5 Intersection To Gettysburg: Turn left Follow Route 16. 28.5 Fairfield 36.5 Gettysburg To Harrisburg: Turn left. Follow Route 15. 46.0 Heldlersburg 50.0 York Springs 54.5 Clear Spring 5S.O Dillsburg 63.5 Shepherdstown 71.0 Lemoyne 72.0 Harrisburg To Clark's Ferry: Route 11. SG.O Clark's Ferry 97.5 Newport 05.0 Millerstown 20.0 Mifflintown 32.0 Lewistown 39.0 Strecles Mill 43.6 McVeytown 54.0 Mt. Union 61.0 Shirleysburg 65.0 Orbisouia 71.0 Shade Gap 79.0 Burnt Cabins S3.0 Ft. Littleton 87.0 Knobsville 92.0 McConnellsburg 02.5 Mercersburg 13.5 Upton 1S.9 Greencastle 2-1.0 Hagerstown. Further information about this rip can be obtained "by seeing Mr. •toward, at Hotel Hamilton. Suits Entered As Accident Result Jack C. Lowman, through At- orneys D. A. Wol finger and Waga- nan and Wagaman, yesterday filed uit against Stephen Walling, tracl- ig as S. Walling and Company, ohnstOAvn. Pa., as the result of a ighway crash near Ridgeville. rederick county last February. amages ol $2.950 arc asked for ijuries sustained by the plaintiff. In his narr, Lowman alleges that truck owned by the defendant nd operated by his agent collided -ith the cnr which he was driving. Te further alleges that as the re- ult of the crash, he sustained in- iries to the face and body, broken loulder and collapsed lung. Back From Panama Sumner Welles, U. S . under-sec elary o£ state, is shown with Mrs Velles as they disembarked from he Santa Elena on their arriva New York from Panama. Welles erl the American delegation to the nter-American conference in Pana na where tho representatives of 21 \merican republics took their neu rality stand. JUST DRIFTING o many folks just drifting They have no honor goal, They ever hope to eat of soup Vs others fill their bowl. fhey little think of years to come nd less to lay aside, . little something thru the years o stem the coming tide. "hey have no thot of "rainy" days hat are quite sure to come, hey'd rather live in idleness .ud spend their alms for rum. Harry Troupe Brewer. Diamond Shoals, off Cape Hatras, N. C., are said to comprise e Jargest area of quicksand in the •odd. on the part of the de- cndant is charged. George C. Lowman, father of ack Lowman. in another suit asks or damages of $1,000 for damages the cnr. The inci and Plumbing ;uipment in the New Home of Hoff man Chevrolet Sales, Inc. Was Furnished By FRID1NGER & CO. 21 North Mulberry Street Who Extend Phone 377 For Continued Success Victor Who Furnished For the New Home of Hoffman Chevrolet Sales, Inc Extend Their Congratulations and Best Wishes For Success in the New Home INCREASED ALLOTMENT BALTIMORE, Oct. 14.—An increased allotment for the employment of prison labor on State roads will enable the Board of Welfare to'boost its manpower on an Eastern Shore project soon, Harold E. Donnell, State Superintendent of Prisons, said Friday. Thirty-six men are engaged now ^on a clean-up job. Welfare" Board officials • said.- that with -the new allotment, approximately.; 200 men could be kept employed throughout the state. BROKEN FOREARM , Charles Henneberger, 11-year old son o'f John Henneberger, Hagerstown, Route 4, was admitted to the hospital yesterday with a broken right forearm. ; . . Th Hagerstown Lumber Co. EXTENDS ITS CONGRATULATIONS \to Hoffman Chevrolet Sales, I nc. on their NEW MODERN HOME We were proud to have had a part in building this new home by furnishing lumber and mill-work. CONGRATULATIONS to HoffmanChevroletSales/lnc. on their New Modern Home We were glad to have helped by furnishing HARDWARE AND SHERWIN WILLIAMS PAINT Schindel-Rohrer & Co., Inc 28-30 South Potomac Street Phone 706 We Congratulate Hoffman Chevrolet Sales, Inc. on their NEW HOME 817 Main Avenue Hagerstown, Md. Wholesalers of PLUMBING and HEATING SUPPLIES CONGRATULATIONS and PEST WISHES to Hoff man Chevrolet Sales Jnc. in their NEW HOME We were glad to Furnish The Modern Front, Paint, Gl^ss, etc. Hagerstown Paint&GlassCo. 45 West Franklin Street Phone 82

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