The Daily Mail from Hagerstown, Maryland on October 16, 1939 · Page 4
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

The Daily Mail from Hagerstown, Maryland · Page 4

Hagerstown, Maryland
Issue Date:
Monday, October 16, 1939
Page 4
Start Free Trial

TOUR THE DAILY MAIL, HAGERSTOWN, MD., MONDAY, OCTOBER 16, 1939. GERMANS DOWN OWN AIRPLANE Ship Over Berlin Was Lost Aviator Saved By His Parachute BERLIN, Oct. 16.—An official itatement today reported Berlin's anti-aircraft batteries had brought down a lost German plane which was mistaken Saturday for "foreign" raider. The aviator, who lost his way in heavy, clouds over the capital parachuted to safety when antiaircraft guns opened fire that roused Berliners and led to belief that the first air raid of the war was in progress. The announcement explained it was impossible to establish the plane's exact identity because of poor visibility. A communique of the Army High Command had been vague about the incident earlier. An official statement last night said that the "unidentified plane" was flying so high it could be detected only through the sound of its motors. High-powered searchlights swept the sky and batteries grid ling the capital fired for almost an hour after the alarm was given. . The German High Command com- munique mentioned the incident, but gave no details. It did, however, leave the impression there might have been more than one plane. "In the night of Oct. 14-15 sounds of motors over North German territory caused our anti-aircraft to go into action in some places." said the communique. The reference to "sounds of motors" may have meant one or more planes. There was no air raid alarm so Berlin's inhabitants rushed to the streets to find out what was happening when the sounds of firing and explosions became clearly audible in the center of the city. (The British Ministry of information stated that no British planes had.flown over Berlin during the night and informed French circles In London said they had "no knowledge'! of any raid on the German capital.) . Two Berlin radio stations suddenly broke off their broadcasts when the anti-aircraft firing was heard. Apparently they- remained silent to prevent their, radio signals from possible direction' foreign aircraft military activity was at Three Are Sought On Theft Charges MT. AIRY; Md., Oct. 16 (£>).— SheriffWalter Shipley and his deputies still were searching Sunday for three men—one believed seriously wounded—who invaded Joseph Royer's chicken houses and engaged in a gun battle with Royer after he surprised them. Royer reported to Sheriff Shipley he heard noise* from the coops early in the morning and took along a sfiot^uii^when he investigated. He said he fired point-blank at a man he saw attempting to enter the hen-house, and the intruder fell. Two other men emerged from the shadows, Royer asserted, and one opened fire on him with a repealing rifle. Under cover of the firing, the wounded man regained his feet and fled vrith the other two across a cornfield. ANNAPOLIS, Md., Oct. 16 (JP } — Gov. Herbert R. O'Conor credited the State's first concerted Traffic Safety Drive Sunday with reducing highway death tolls during the first week of Octo'ber. During October Safety Week trom Oct. 1 to 7, he said, there Were five less deaths than during the first week of October, 1938 when 13 persons were killed. "Results of * the first week.' O'Conor said, "were decidedly beyond our best hopes. It is a satisfaction to think that we may have been at least partly responsible lor saving five lives * * *" Even more emphasis will be placed on the campaign during the next Safety Week, from Nov. 1 to 7. he said. See Our Line of New FALL FURNITURE Buy on ea§y termi. — Th* Original — Miller's Furniture Store 31 South Potomac Street GAINES MEAT and MILK MEAL Cooked. The health food for Dora and Pnppie*. HOWARD'S 7 E. Baltimore St. Phone 806 EYE GLASSES ON CREDIT AT KAY'S 40 Weit Washington Street John D. Myert & Co. Present* FOOTBALL SCORES Ov«r Station WJEJ Itch §itunf»y «t §115 F* M. Defiant Swedish Troops On The March Alarmed at Russian encroachment upon her B altic neighbors, Sweden has ordered the 100,000 men called to the colors at the start of the current war to remain under arms and has other classes of reservists called up. The roads of Sweden are res ounding to the tramp of soldiers like these as her borders are manned. Albert Almoney, Rockville, Dies ROCKVILLE, Md., Oct. ie, (#>).— Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p. m. Tuesday for Albert J Almoney, SO, prominent in Maryand politics for many years and former editor of the Montgomery Advocate, one of the state's oldest weeklies before it was discontinued ten years ago. Almoney died at his home yesterday of an apopletic stroke. For many years Almoney was editor and proprietor of the'Mont- omery Advocate, a weekly which was discontinued ten years ago. He ormerly was secretary of the Democratic State Central commit- ee of Maryland and at one time was . chairman of the' Democratic State Central committee for Montgomery county. For 27 years he was chiet clerk of the House of Delegates, and he was reading clerk of the State Senate four years. Funeral services will be held at he home at. 2:30 p. m. Tuesday. Burial will be in Rockville Union cemetery. Surviving are two daughters, Miss Mary B. Almoney and Mrs. J. Paul Burnett,' both of Rockville. The golf course at the University of Oklahoma has been lighted so that students and businessmen can play at night. AN AD in time often saves more than nin« days of waiting. Classified ads bring quick results. In Jersey Horsewhipping Mrs. Minnie : Moore, 23, of Cam den, N. J., is shown (left) telling a policeman of the whipping she alleges she received at the hands of Mrs. Sarah Rubin, 36 (right), 'while taking her five-year-old daughter to sho'ol. Mrs! Rubin is said' to blame, the younger woman for her marital breakup, telling police. "I was determined to make her pay." WHEELED PHANTOM FAYBTTEVILLE, N. C., Oct. 16, (jip)—A driverless curb-parked automobile startled pedestrians here by suddenly moving up on the side- walk and heading for a jewelry ship display window.. A passerby quickly grabbed the emergency brake before any damage was -done. Police said a short circuit had started the car. Shtpherdstown Letter Shepherdstown, W. Va., Oct. 15— Phi Chi Sorority, social organization for women at Shepherd Collefe held "Rough" initiation Thursday night on the campus and in the chapter room of the Home Economic Cottage. Following the regular initiation program refreshments were served to actives and plebes in the cottage. The list of plebes includes: Misses Frances Trimble and Dorothy Cox, of Martinsburg, Frances Waters, Charleston, Cecelia Riddleberger, Charles Town, Dorothy Myers, Hall Town, Elsie Shirley and Pauline McKeen, Elk Garden. Miss Mary Lee Day entertained a number of the younger set with a birthday party at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. Edgar Day near Shepherdstown. Games and dancing featured in the evening's entertainment. Prize winners in the local High School's English poster contest were announced Thursday by Miss Gladys Hartzell, English teacher. The posters which repre-cented different books were judged according to different classifications. In the drawing and painting group first prize was awarded to Beverly Knuckles who used "Red House on the Hill" as the theme of his poster. Second prize in this group went to Sherwood McKee with "Goodbye Mr. Chips" and third to Hnuter Banks with "That's My Story". In the picture cut-out group Rachel Lyne was. given first place Tired,Run-down? Hake a "date" at any drug store with S.S.S. Entertain the "date" at every meal for a while. You will be happily surprised how/soon you will begin to enjoy your food and begin to feel better. Check your condition to see it is not due to organic causes or * focal infection. So frequently worry, overwork, loss Of sleep and a lagging appetite help break down the vitality of the blood. Full directions and the S.S.S. Formula are on each bottle. Untold millions have been benefited. If your case is not unusual you will notice an improvement at once. Why not make this the day to begin an S.S.S. course oE treatment. No ethical druggist will offer a substitute for the time-tested scientifically appraised S.S.S.—a Tonic, a Stomachic and Appetizer. <£> s.s.S. C», Hart Schaffner & Marx SUITS and Stetson HATS MUSEY & EVANS 59 West Washington Street Schindel, Rohrer & Co. Headquarters For Sherwin - Williams PAINT 28-30 S. Potomac St. Phone 706 with "The Four Marys" and "Little Orvie" by Coco Snyder was awarded third place. Lucille Hendricks won third place in this group with "Benjamin Franklin". The last group was composed of posters made entirely of paper cut- out work and first prize was awarded to Patricia. .White who used "All's Quiet on ..the ' Western Front" as the theme-, of her poster. Nila Ash won second"'prize in this division with "Winter in. April" and Buddy Whiting "won ihird with "The Tree of Liberty." The posters were judged by the high school faculty. .' A ship of 1,000 tons'can carry a cargo equal to that of a caravan of 5,000 camels. ' ' • v ' v , - • .,/<-, -• • '."-*?tr* LOWEST PRICES OF THE SEASON! " Starts Wednesday, Oct. 18th Save on All Your Needs America's Greatest Sale starts Wednesday! Months ago, Wards 625 store managers planned ahead for this great semi-annual Sale! They combined their buying power to make huge purchases at rock-bottom prices! Goods have been brought here direct from factories in carload shipments .. to cut costs! That's why you can save dollars by stocking up during Ward Week! * We guarantee that Ward Week prices are our lowest prices of the season! See these values yourself! Plan now to come to Wards this Wednesday ... and save! W. WASHINGTON ST. PHONE 3010 STORE OPEN! E.VEPY V E NI N' G TO e OPEN AN'-.'--AC.CO-UN Each Couch Can Be Used As A Day Divan Or Single, Double Or Twin Beds At Night 3-Way Pillow Arm Style STUDIO COUCH This lovely pillow-arm studio will bring comments of admiration and will win instant approval. .. and no one would guess it cost so little! Handsome tapestry covering, comfortable irmerspring construction, reversible pillow back style with reversible pillow arm cushions. Opens into twin or single bed with a simple operation. STUDIO COUCH A handsome divan by day, this lull siz« 3-way ttudio converts easily into twin or single beds »t night. Sturdy inncrspring construction with reversible back cushions. Covered in rich tapestry. A studio that is inexpensive, but or.e ihat wili pive years of satisfactory service. '1 DOWN EXTRA CHARGE FOR CREDIT OntL Square On the Square ESTARUSMf-D IN IQO4 ! 1 A WEEK Free Delivery ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^fffifffljilfffBffi^^^ti^fBffifi^B^^B^fBnn^^nnnf^nH^^^^*^^^^^***^^^^^^^^^^^*^^^^^^^^**^^^^^^ [Branch Stores at; Chambersburg, Waynesboro, Sunbury, Pa., and Hagerstown, Md.|

What members have found on this page

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 11,200+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free