The Daily Mail from Hagerstown, Maryland on October 16, 1939 · Page 3
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Hagerstown, Maryland
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Monday, October 16, 1939
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Confesses To Drowning Son Unemployed Soda Clerk Admits Act After Surrendering. NEW YORK, Oct. 16.-As one unhappy father was freed in $5,000 bail Sunday in the "mercy" chloroforming of his 13-year old son, an unemployed soda clerk who had read of his case was arrested ou a homicide charge for the bathtub x drowning of his 5-year old step-son. Assistant District Attorney Jacob Rosenblum, after long questioning of Lawrence Rougeau, 26, gave as the step-father's only explanation the case of Louis Repouille, 40- year old elevator operator, who had explained his son Raymond was hopelessly crippled, both mentally and physically—and "seemed like dead all the time" anyway. When/the Repoulle child was found dead in bed last Thursday, the case' immediately was hailed as a parallel to that several months ago of Louis Greenfield, a Bronx milliner, who was subsequently acquitted of manslaughter- charges in the "mercy" .chloroforming of his imbecile son. The prosecutor quoted Rougeau as saying that he became alarmed when the step-son, James, moaned repeatedly In his sleep and that he feared, after reading' of the Re- pouille case last Friday, that the youngster was diseased. The child was the son of Rougeau's stepsister, whom he married after she divorced her first husband. Police began an investigation to determine whether the dead child had been afflicted. Rosembhim sa'l the child's mother was in a state institution for mental patients and quoted E ugeau THE DAILY MAIL, HAGERSTOWN, MD., MONDAY. OCTOBER 16, 1939. FAIR CITY THE GAY THIRTIES HOM5W0PK I'LL E»| \N'. ££ KE =VENIN'— >L WITHOUf WITH £UT ONE ANSWER O.E.D. THREE By SIDNEY D. BLOEME Pains in Back, NOTOIB, RhewMHc! Wrong foods and drinks, worry S °" cn ^ * strain on w,rfri Bladder non-organic Kidney true Acids. and the guarantee protects you as saying: "The same thing might come to Jimmy ..." Rosemblum quoted Rougeau as saying that he awakened James during a moaning, spell this morning, bound his hands and feet with neckties and tola him: "We're going, to play cops and robbers and then give you a bath." The child then was placed faced downward in the bathtub, making no outcry. After aimlessly walking the streets for two hours, ir. the early morning near the cramped little apartment on Eas 12th street, Rougeau was described as approaching a patrolman and saying: "I have just, drowned my boy." Texas has produced.6,118,000,000 barrels of .oil since 1SS9. The oil reserve in Texas is estimated at 9.500,000,000 barrels, or about 50 per cent of the national reserve. -MARYLAND STARTS TODAY What's this? Lynne Overman, as that encyclopedic salesman-sleuth, "Oliver O,uade," is stumped? He knows all the answers when it comes to tracking down crime in the new comedy-mystery, "Death of a Champion," opening today at the; Academy Theatre, but when it comes .to love, it's Virginia Dale's turn to answer. 'Can-she 'say him .."._ nay ?..'..". .'_ SURPLUS ANIMALS OFFERED FOR SALE WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 (&).— Would you like to buy a buffalo, or an elk, or a mule deer? The government has 299 surplus animals on its big-game preserves in the West and would like to sell them. Prices will be $45 to $60 for buffalo, $35 to $55 for elk and $30 to $40 for mule deer, depending •on weights. The animals are being sold to avoid overgrazing on preserves in Montana, Nebraska and North Dakota. In the event that the entire surplus stock is not sold, the animals will be available for state, county, or city, zoos, parks and game preserves for the cost of capturing, crating and transporting. New York, Oct. 14—CATCHING UP ON THINGS: We finally got around to seeing Labor Stage's second edition of "Pins and Needles." This is the musical that started unauspiciously in their own little theatre in West 39th street, swept the country, then moved into a Broadway theatre for a run with a few added, a few deleted songs and sketches. It has settled into the longest-run musical now playing on Broadway. We enjoyed the original production enormously. We thought it fresh, original, delightful. And we wanted to see the second edition but somehow never -got around to it. Finally, the moment having arrived, we went, we saw—and the Labor Stage conquered once more. We can easily say* the second edition of "Pins and Needles" is just as fresh, original, and delightful as was the first. Of course many of the old skit are still there. The Weiltz lass i still singing "Nobody Makes a Pas at Me" ,in the same .manner, th_ same gestures and, we believe, the same costume. Ruth Rubenstein sings her "Yassar Girl" number as blissfully naive as before. And so on. But three of the new sketches. Mene, Mene, Tekele; Three Har mony Boys; Red Mikado, are the real highlights of the show. The Three Harmony Boys' number is a, amusing a number as we've seen in • SPECIAL ADDED • "THE MARCH OF TIME" — Featuring THE "MAGINOT LINE" Fred Mac-Murray is dazed to say the-least by this turn of events in Para mount's new romantic comedy "Honeymoon in Bali." which opens today at the Maryland Theatre.! with Madeleine, Carroll and Allan! Jones in co-starring roles. The young Miss in his arms is Osa Massen, an old friend, who doesn't seem to care thnt.Fred prefers' Miss Cnrroll. a career gril who! won't open her arms to him. i Accident Held To Be Unavoidable The accident in which George D. Keefer, 74, and his housekeeper. Mrs. Anna North, 55, were killed last Saturday when the automobile in which they were riding collided with a train at a Chambersburg grade crossing, was termed unavoidable by a coroner's jury. The jury found the warning signals on the Western Maryland were in operation and no negligence on the part of the train operators was in evidence. Lieut. ,E. J. 'Chapman, of the Western Maryland Railway police, was one of the witnesses at the inquest. Neglested Acid Stomach May Cause Ulccrt Many stomach specialists warn against the neglect of a constant acid condition which later may result in stomach ulcers. Medical science has found that the use of bismuth for coating the stomach lining protects the sensitive parts against the irritating action of excess acid. TJdga Tablets contain bismuth and other valuable ingredients in a balanced formula. They have been used and praised by thousands. Try a 25c package of Udga for relief of ulcer and stomach pains, indigestion, gas pains, for heartburn, burning sensation, bloat and other conditions caused by excess acid. Udga Tablets are safe to us eand must help or your money refunded. Get. them today. At Cauffman's Cut Rate and good druggists everywhere. Adv. any Broadway show in, many moon. The colored Harrison woman renders Mene, Mene, Tekele like this column has never heard before (and we seriously doubt after). She is so expert in-her delivery and rhythm that we doubted her Labor standing until we had verified that she did come from the rankg. As far as we are concerned she should never have to return. There are so many Broadway after- darkeries that are in dead need of a singer like Miss Harrison. But topping everything else in its expert buffoonery is the Red Mikado number. In the past few years we have seen all the Mikados that have played in this man's town. And none surpasses this Mikado to end all Mikados, the Red Mikado. It's tops. And is the best demonstration how far these novitiates have come in their respective professional careers since the opening in 1938. . ^ Yes, we're glad we saw '.'Ping and Needles"—second edition. And we heartily recommend-it to any last niinute Fair visitors. It definitely belongs in the list of what to see when in town. * * . * FAIR NOTES:-It'* bargain day out in. Flushing Meadows these, the last days of the. Fair. Seems, like everything Is selling for tlief proverbial song. Yet .we have it on good authority that most of the Fair-rented places have already signed for next year—if and when. . . . Miriam Hopkins, the movie actress, has just divorced her director-husband, Anatole Litvak. We now wonder, if Miriam will deny her impending marriage to the New York biggie? After all she denied the divorce rumors three days after we printed it. And verified them through the courts the next day! . . . Now that Betty Grable—she with the legs divine- Tyrone Power has his most ro mantic role as the high-caste Hind surgeon, Major Rama Safti, wh proves the one great love of th amorous Lady Esketh, played b Myrna Loy, in Dairy 1 F. Zanuck' might production of Louis Brom field's "The Rains Came," showin this week at Henry's Theatre Brent, Brenda Joyce—sensationa new star—Joseph Schildkraut, Ni gel Bruce, H. B. Warner ano manj others are seen in the great cast has divorced Jackie Coogan, Artie Shaw has cancelled his radio pro gram . . . Lou Gehrig's appoint rnent to the Probation Board lj being hailed as one of Mayor La Guardia's many strokes of genius— politically and otherwise—as the genial Lou has alwa.yg been the champion of kids and the down trodden as well as one of our great est baseball players . . . Jackie Cooper gets his biggest chance in the movie, "What a Life." And the boy wonder comes through like a house afire. If "What a Life" doesn't assure him a greater career than '"Skippy" did, then we miss our bet. Gertrude Lawrence, Britain's reason for not paying the war debts—they gave her to us nstead ,opened in "Skylark." Thank leavens Gertrude was in it! But jeing part and parcel of the produc- :ion, it'g bound to be a hit . . Margot Grahame, the 'actress, easily took top honors at the Persian Room opening. She was erriflc when she did the rhumba. Said LaGrahame: "Why not? It's danced to be enjoyed . . . and I'm >ujoying it!" My, my—what will he conservative Eddy Duchin ;rowd think when they learn'one enjoys the rhumba '. when one ances it at the Plaza. First, thing we know Eddy will- be publishing Rhutuba. at the Plaza."—which vould be as good'a song title as hat Savoy number that swept the countryside" some years back. YOU'LL' be «urL>rlse<3 at the rul- *H which ar« offered daily in th* Bequeaths Ghost To Her Pursuer NEW YORK, Oct. 16.—A 25- year old woman died in a nine- story plunge at the Barbizon-Plaza Hotel Sunday, leaving her "ghost" to chase a man whom she said had "hounded" her because of her refusal to marry him. The woman, who registered a month ago as Lilian Poccardi, left eight notes, police said, indicating she had planned to take her life. Several of the notes were addressed to relatives and friends but all were of the same tenor, accusing a policeman of molesting her after she refused him in 1935. One of the missives, dated last May. read in part: "To whom it may concern—when God made the worst and vilest man he named him ." Another said: "I hope my ghost chases you for the rest of your life." The notes indicated the woman had left Boston in 1935, ha.d gone to Worcester, Mass.; then to Hartford. Conn.: and finally had come to Kew York. The body, fully clothed, was UNEASINESS FILT IN RUMANIAN CIRCLES Budapest, Oct. 1« (If)— •'•Hurt of Soviet Russia to nam« a new diplomatic envoy to Hungary although Dr. Charles Krfstoffy, new Hungarian minUter, has arrived .in Moscow, caused a feeling of uneasiness in political elr- cies here last night. (In Moscow, the Russian presa emphasized the desire 'or friendly relations with Hungary since the two countries have a common frontier now that Poland has been divided. (Tass, official Russian newt agency, yesterday announced the arrival of a Hungarian mission but did not disclose its purpose.) The Hungarian press has made no mention of the arrival of the Moscow miision, continuing its complete reserve on the restoration of diplomatic relations with the Soviet. be transacted. 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