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Hagerstown, Maryland
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JIGHT 182$) Published «very evening except •ftnday by The Mail PublishTn •any. 25 Summit Avenue. wwn. Maryland. nr ' Hai Corn- I. A. HAW KEN .Editor National Advertising 1 Representatives: Burke, Kuipers & Mahoney. Inc. H«w York. 1203 Graybar Buildiue: Jhica^o. 203 North Wabash Avenue: Ulanta, 1601 Rhodes-Haverty Buildup; Dallas, 807 Southwestern Life Oklahoma City. 55S First Rational Building:. Address all communications to The Daily Mail Editorial. Business or Circulation Department, not to individuals. j. E. PHILLIPS.. .General Manager C. & P. Phone 104-105-106 Member Audit Bureau of Circulation SUBSCRIPTION RATES (All Subscription Rates Payable in Advance) •Ingle Copy One Month One Year (by carrier) By Mail (Up to Fourth Zone). Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Zones Seventh and Eighth.Zones .... THE DAILY MAIL, HAGERSTOWN, MD^ MONDAY, OCTOBER 16, 1939. SACRIFICE .03 .55. 6.00! 6.00 S.50 9,50 Entered at the postofflce at Ha- •rerstown as 2nd class matter Dec. 12. 1S9S. MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Th« Associated Press is exclusively entitled to the use of publication of all news dispatches credited to it or not otherwise credited Jn tills paper and' also local news published therein. All rights of publication of special dispatches herein The Fireside Blaze When, the autumn months come, th© fire on the open hearth cheers millions of families through the crisp and cool evenings. In former times the family used to spend many hours in front of the dancing flames. People had heart to heart talks before the fireside, and discussed everything from cooking pumpkin pie to the irift and foreign relations. The fire on the hearth stirs currents of memory of former days and old faces one used to •ee. It is said that people do not stay at home as they used to, that they want to he on the go all the time. When you build a fireplace into a house and start a fire there frequently, it makes home seem sweeter and the evening at home more delightful. INDIAN SUMMER There is a period of poetic and mellow charm in the latter days of autumn, often called Indian summer. According to tradition, the indolent Indians of old times depended upon these days of late fall to complete the tardy harvesting of their crops. The poet Longfellow thus described these days of late fall: "The wind is soft and low. If wafts to us the odor of forest leaves, that hang wilted on dripping branches. The birds have taken wing, and have left their roofless dwellings. Not the whistle of a -robin, not the twitter of an eavesdropping swallow, not the carol of one sweet familiar voice. All are gone.' 1 There i« another side of Indian Summer. It is a period of great calm. The earth seems to lack the feverish activity of spring time. in which it is set for a great and mighty effort. There is now a kind of hush, of waiting for the storms of winter. The earth has just accomplished mighty deeds, has produced great stores of grains and fruits, and now it is resting from its labors. Under the sun of cooler days, it seems cheered and comforted by the work it has done. There are no more pleasant days in all the year than a fall day when the weather turns warm. It seems like the rich old age of some grand man or woman who has performed great deeds, and who now rests quietly contemplating the things that have been done. The sun still shines with genial light. It gives life, and cheer, without, the scorching fierceness of August. With many or most of the trees bare of foliage, you can see long distances and get distant views that were hidden in the full tide of summer. Let us take advantage of these days all we can. before old winter chills us with his freezing blasts, and drives us to the shelter of the fireside. "WHILE thosj around him live like feudal lords," says a correspondent, in a kind word for Hitler, "he remain* a man of simple UiitesV AIT fre needs 5s all he WftTttff. ' As long as England'» story ii told, do WE through the ages will ring the classic words: "The Battle of Waterloo was won on the playing fields of Eton." They are the words the Iron Duke would have used if h» had been poetical-> ly minded enough to think of them. What Wellington did say on the occasion of a cricket match was: "The Battle of Waterloo was won here." It remained for journalistic biographers to give the words a poetic top dressing. Thenceforth the bowlers, batsmen and fielders of his old public school, for which the Duke had been minded to give a friendly "plug," were to be associated with the defeat of Napoleon and the success of British arms in general. Out of Eton and the other famous British schools have come, of course, men who in every field of national activity have put their imprint on British history. Next to its long and glorious tradition the thing the . young Etonian prizes most, because it distinguishes him from schoolboys the world over, is the topper—plug hat in Mr. Menken's American language—which is his daily headgear. Now for the duration of the Allies' conflict with Germany the toppers are to be dispensed with. It is a terrific sacrifice, but it appears that they conflict, aesthetically and otherwise, with the wearing of gas masks. But resignation is the portion of the student body. England expects every (very young) man to do his duty. C'est la guerre. Local Boy Makes Good THE PUTTERERS The world's workers are divided into two classes, those who work energetically and effectively, and those who fuss and putter over their tasks, and take an inordinate amount of time. A putterer might be defined as a slow and dawdling worker who Washington Daybook •By Preston Grouer- WASHINGTON, Oct. 16.—There is much good-natured chatter about the extent of Senator "Happy" Chandler's statemanship but he can be cited as a man who made the most of a college education. He is a one man charm school. We have never run into more than to this effect: "In spite of all that, I like him personally." " He belongs to the flashing-grin school of politicians. The group was easily headed by Paul V. McNutt util Chandler hove into town. Our information is that Chandler spent close to seven years in college in Kentucky. In that time he may have skipped over calculus and freshman economics, but he didn't miss a bet when it came to making friends. a half-dozen persons who know him directs the motions of his hands | w ] 10 <jid not close their remarks in an aimless and incompetent way, wasting time by feeble and ill directed motions', failing to give due attention to his work, letting his mind wander while the work drags along. Many people seem to fear that if they work hard, they will work themselves out of a Job. When men are put to work to pay for the relief money they have received. i some of them are so constituted that they do a lot of this puttering. The putterers have to stop frequently to watch cars or trains go by, or to light their pipes, or see what their neighbors are doing. When men have been out of work for a time, there is a tendency to lose working power, and the task that would seem fairly easy in ordinary times really seems hard. Normal people hate idleness, and when they take a job put in some big licks to show they appreciate tte chance, and are determined to give their money's worth of effort. A time when jobs are scarce is a time when the people of Hagerstown should be thankful for any work they can find, and anxious to do their best at it. That attitude promotes recovery from depression, since it reduces the cost of labor .and encourages folks to start out on new projects. COLD-SHOULDER COLDS With a wheezy "hlo\v, blow, breathe and blow" enters the great American demoralizer—the common cold. More to be avoided that war-inciters are the sud«aer« and snif- flers, since one is almost sure to he infected with the latter virus, whereas om can always lau?;h off propaganda or ignore it. It should bo t'no poal of every citizen, wher afflicted with a cold, to isolate himself for a few (jays and thus help reduce the staggering toll of respiratory ailments brought about . ach year, at tremendous cost to business and industry, by those who thoughtlessly subject others to infection. The "good neighbor" policy was never more imperatively needed than at the outset of the "cold" season, for epiderrics of major proportions may easily develop as a result o£ careless procedure in 15 Years Later He took the usual four years at Transylvania, a historic seat of learning turned sectarian some years ago, then soaked up law at Kentucky University. Never a freshman class came in nor a senior class went out during the time he was there without Chandler knowing—Ave have this from very good sources — practically every member. His memory for names and faces is phenomenal. Postmaster General Farley is equally apt at it, and perhaps superior. He has had a longer time to practice. But if "Happy" doesn't waste away his political talents in. a frantic pursuit of the presidency, he will make somebody sometime a grand traveling advocate, either as national chairman or postmaster general. Here is a sample. A student from a rival school met Chandler fairly often at Lexington, where Transylvana is situated. Later the fellow became a reporter, grew a moustache, acquired poise and polish from foreign travels, nnd came back to encounter Chandler at a national convention 15 years later. He not only called the fellow's name but teased him about some forgotten college frivolity. Moreover, Mrs. Chandler, who does well enough at the business, had learned something about the reporter's old college sweetie, who didn't become his wife. He Likes It The thing sort of stalls yon. Most mingling socially when one should be in bed. Bur. in lieu of health cooperation, it. pays in cold-shoulder everyone with a cold. and. if infection never- t.hc']f>sp rievelnpK, to admit it and give in. •practicing politicians work at it. but once away from the mob they don't hide their distaste of such a way of making a living. In. Lexington, as a college man he used to spend his afternoon hours standing in front of the old Lexington drug store, mitting his Mends and buying nickel,.drinks for acquaontances. Offhand we can't name a single college course that can promise more returns. Mrs. Chandler, a Richmond girl. rection to the bubbling talents of the master mixer. Kentuckians have it that she piloted him into politics where a knack for remembering 10,000 names and faces, can be turned into retailable property. TO MAKE PAYMENT NEW YORK, Oct. 16 (#>).—The German Consulate General an- nouncel here the Oct. 16 payment on the German external (Dawes) loan of 1924 in .the "United States would be made on the basis of $25 per $35 face amount of the coupon. This represented no change from the April 15 payment in "blocked" Reichsmarks, limited to specific is widely credited witb giving di-'uses in Germany. War Garden Vegetables To Plant This Fall Vegetables which may be planted j this fall in the war garden plot are lew compared with the many flowers and flowering bulbs which can be put in. The perennial vegetables, including asparagus and rhubarb, may be planted now. A crop too seldom grown by amateurs is winter or perennial onions grown from sets which if planted now will give green onions for the table -before the ground can be spaded for spring planting. Two of the early spring vegetables can -be conveniently planted in the fall. These are leaf lettuce and spinach, waiting until the last minute when the ground can be worked and then, covering the rows with a mulch until frost is out of the ground in the spring. While leaf lettuce usually is held over until spring, and comes quickly enough sown then, old-time gardeners used to sow it in the fall and reap early lettuce from these early scedings. The ground must be prepared carefully for fall sowing. It is a good thins to spade or plow the v/hole garden, turning under any compost or manure which is obtainable, to replenish the supply of humus in the soil. This fall preparation will make spring planting easier and earlier, and will also improve the mechanical condition oJ the soil next spring. Rains will penetrate deeper, and frost action will help mellow the soiL Spinach should be sown late, bu before the ground freezes. It is not intended that the seed shall germi nate this fall; but that it shall lie in the ground through tbe winter and sprout in the first favorable weather of spring. Spinach is a cool weather crop usually the first to be sown bj market growers in the spring. I must be grown and harvested be fore hot weather arrives, and fal planting often gives it a start o several weeks. Select the modern heavy-leave types to sow. The old-time thin THE NEW AND IMPROVED STRAIN OF THICK LEAVED SPINACH HAS BECOME A WWORITE WITH THE HOME of less quality. The new types are more beat resistant and less likely to run up to seed at the slightest suspicion of warm weather. Multiplier, or potato onions as they are sometimes called, give the first young onions in spring. A lew bulbs put in this fall will give you a crop before the onion sets can get into action. They are perfectly hardy. The asparagus bed may be set this fall, getting roots from dealers. The main requisite is deep rich soil for asparagus and ample root room for each hill, giving the plants 3 feet of space each way. Rhubarb roots should be set out now. A dozen plants will be sufficient to provide an ample supply for the average family, and they will last a lifetime, with .little care. New varieties of rhubarb which are characterized by pronounced red coloring in the stalk, arc now popular. They show improvement in tenderness and flavor over the older types. When seed is sown, or plants set out in the fall in ground which has been newly spaded, a mulch put over tbe soil after it has frozen to keep the frost in, is usually advisable. It helps prevent winter thaws which might heave the plants out of the groxmd, or uncover the NEWS OF THE STARS By LESLIE C. BEARD Member of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific The 14 by 9 inch meteor, weighing 88 pounds, 'that fell one night last Jjily in Western Ontario on the farm o£ Dan Solomon, colored, badly frightening Solomon's wife and four children as it flashed down from the sky, was purchased for $4 the day after it fell by Dr. Luke Smith, dentist, who has placed it on exhibition in Casa Loma, the $2,000,000 castle built by the late Sir Henry Palate and now operated by a club as a tourist attraction. Many offers have been made by woujd-be buyers for the meteorite, but the dentist refuses to sell, saying he wished prospective buyers would forget about the meteorite and permit him to pay some attention to his present work of controlling root rot in his strawberry plants, * * * The 500-pound meteorite of iron and stone that fell 12 years ago in the vicinity of Ridgely, Carroll county, Md., is still preserved in the museum of the Academy of the Sisters of St. Benedict, in whose yard the meteorite fell. * * * According to recent investigations there is no meteoric mass buried beneath the huge meteor Crater in Arizona. Jn recent years extensive drilling operations were conducted in the bottom of the crater, which is 450 feet deep and three-fourths of a mile in diameter, with the hope of recovering valuable meteoric minerals thought to be lying buried at the crater's bottom. One of the drills reached a depth of 1376 feet when the drill permanently stuck. Shells of existing types of water creatures found in the 80 feet of sediment a the crater's bottom indicate tha the flaming meteor struck the earth thousands of years ago when the desert region where it fell was less arid. Some 15 tons of meteorites some containing microscopic dia monds, ranging in weight from less than an ounce to half a ton, have been found within a radius of miles of the crater. Astronomers believe the meteor exploded when it hit the earth and the steam, gen erated from the water in the soil threw out of the hole not only the fragments of the meteor but also thousands of tons of rock. * * * The Smithsonian Institution, Washington, has added 30 meteorites to its collection so far this year, the largest being a 2000-pound nickel-iron meteorite that fell near Melbourne, Australia. The meteor probably exploded in midair and the fragments fell to the earth's surface. The 2000-pound fragment was found in 1903 in the general area of the Cranbourne meteorite, which was discovered in 1854. The largest fragment of the Cranbourne meteor weighing over three tones, is now in the British Museum. The second largest fragment, weighing IV? tons, is in the Melbourne Museum. Smaller fragments are displayed in museums all over the world. The largest known meteorite lies where it fell in Southwest Africa. It weighs about 60 tons. The Cape York meteorite which, with two others, Peary brought from Greenland in 1S95, weighing SG 1 /^ tons, is on exhibition at the American Museum of Natural History, New York. It is the second largest known meteorite. Man About Manhattan •#v George Tucker- NBW YORK, 0 c t 16 —Who does not know of the great Ni- jinsky, about whom so much has been spoken and written. Those who made a custom of studying or following the ballet of 20 years ago are quite sure that no one has even approximated his talents. It was claimed for him that he could leap higher than anyone else, and when he had attained his maximum height, that in some mysterious and inexplicable fashion he could break the speed of his fall and just sort of drift back to the floor. I have heard men swear this. They had seen this with their own eyes. Science says such a feat is impossible and that nothing that isn't powered by some force, or body, can affect gravity. * * * But this strange talent was claimed for Nijinsky. . . . Nijinsky, who went mad and was committed to an insane asylum in Switzerland. For 20 years he has been i i this half-world, sometimes, seemingly, fighting his way back to the very threshold of sanity—but never quite making it. Some time ago a fine modern dancer visited him. There was music and this young worshipper of the old master began to dance, to leap in the old Nijinsky fashion. Suddenly a strange excitement seemed ,to glow in his eyes, and he 'on began to leap high. But, that quickly, the light died, and Nijinsky was no longer interested. I mention this because Nijinsky came to America about 20 years ago . . . not as an artist, but as a prisoner of war—on parole. He was paroled from an Austro-Hungarian concentration camp. Well, Europe is at wnr again. and Nijinsky is coming back to America too. . . . But not because of the war. He would have been here now if war hadn't disrupted the sailing schedules and so many other things in Europe. . . . They leaf varieties produce fewer leaves I seed 3 WAYS TO RELIEVE SYMPTOMS OF SIMPLE COLDS t. To *««• tightness and irritation «nd to h*Ip fret n*»a\ congfJtion, rub the chritt and with, and jntiff ;ip th* nost DILL'S EZ-A-COLD 2. Wh«n hoarsenesi and couch dim to cold.* i« distressing, it if often soothed *nd loosened by DILL'S 6 POINT COUGH SYRUP 3s A* m laxativ* aid in reducing slight f*v«r resulting from common colds, try DILL'S LAXATIVE COLD TAILETS The** reliable products hav* lone been beneficial in conditions for which they are recommended. They may help you to recover more quickly from the dijcooifort.i of colds, and tend to guard against mor« serious illness resulting therefrom. Sold by rtlifblf JrufgitH THE DILL CO., Norristown, Pa. say he will remain, here the rest of his life. * * * Most nurses wear white uniforms, but not the ones on lienry street. They are different. They wear blue uniforms, probably because they are in the open so much, do not know that this .s the reason, but it seems logical because they go into the slums and into every part of the city, whether you have money or no money at ail. I think a lot of the women who devote their careers to the Henry Street Settlement. • There is not an hour of the day or night that some of them a,ren't bringing comfort, and cleanliness, into homes somewhere in Manhattan. In the last year they have made more than 500,000 visits in the boroughs of New York; They cleanse and compose the limbs of the aged ne- ceased. They assist in the delivery of babies. They feed and nurse and care for children. If you arc 40 or four, 90 or nine, it makes no difference. If you have money to pay, that is well and good, for money is essential, even to settlement homes, but if you have no money, that is all right too, and the service you receive will be none tlTe less thorough or sincere. Last year, too, they proved good Samaritans to 90,000 peple of 30 different nationalities who were not physycnl- ly ill hut who needed perhaps t'.ie encouragement of warm, good food and a. pat on the back. The Henry street nurses have been going nbout the city, making this a cleaner, healthier, brighter place to live for 46 years. It seems to me that they more than merit the good will and the active support of the rest of the Seven Million. Envoy Is Married; Joins Army Force PARIS. Oct. 36.—The former Polish Ambassador to Berlin, Joseph Lipski, who was married Saturday, departed Sunday to join the Polish Legion lighting with the British-French Allies. Lipski was married at the Polish Church to Mme. Rosset, a Pole of French origin, who escaped from Warsaw by plane through the Scandanavian countries after the German invasion of Poland. Today the former Ambassador proceeded to a Polish army training camp where he registered as a private. Fashions Are Now Being Shown at the BON TON JUST FOLKS By EDGAR A. GUEST GROWTH What happens to the infant small When five-months-old begins to crawl? And where has vanished five- months-old When the first year away has rolled? Jesting, I said, when she was four: "Our pretty three-year-old'g no more; We!ll never in the years to be Behold again that child of»three. "At midnight as the bells are tolled We'll lose our lovely three-year-old. Tomorrow, cuddled in her bed, We'll wake a four-year-old instead." Well, what becomes along life'i ways Of all the vanished yesterdays, And where is all our youthful crew Which into men and women grew? Where is the lad who didn't die But walks the world today as I, Quitting forever youth's bright stage To trudge through paunchy middle- age? Since growth is change succeeding change, /s such a Clancy much too strange: That nnti'l comes Death's killing frost No age is every wholly lost. wholly JOURNALIST DIES BELFAST, Oct. 16—John Sayers, 59, president of the British Institute of Journalists, died Sunday aftet' four clays' illness. He was managing editor of the Belfast Telegraph. Nerve -Racking HEADACHES Relieved in aHurij When th* quick* acting 3mjr»dl«nto in the "fvCT >ormu* la go alter a headache, ih« throbbing pain it usually leiioved in short ord**. Alto relierat neuralgia, muscular aches and functional periodic pains. Use as directed on package and always consult a physician when pains persist. lOc & 25c sizes. Blu< The House of White Diamond* 66 IV, fTn*li!nirtnn Si Save the Middleman's Profit $13.00(0. P.O.) CRANE'S CLOTHES "Factory to You" 59 South Potom*« Street See us first when you need your USED CAR HAGERSTOWN AUTO EXCHANGE 934 S. Potomac St. Phone 1133 - FENDER BENT BODY DENT HUGHES MOTOR CO 30 E. Baltimore St. Ph 246^ It you nc«<I money for n unrfiil portion* come In and consult the Hagerstown Industrial Savings & Loan Co. 49 N, Jonathan St.—Phone 250 IRON FIREMAN Automatic Octal Burners More Heat— Better Heat— For Less Money SOIVO ON* KASY TEHMS !"lc« Models on Display Bohman-Warne, Inc. 35 W. Franklin St. Phone 85 DICK TRACY—FUEL FOR FLAMES CLOTHING For the Entire Family R & G DEPT. STORE RETURNING TO ROAD ON A MUNCH TH/CF THE- STICK-UP c3AXI<5 1S TRACV AND PAT DIRECTLY INTO TH& OF OIL SPREA.D BY BANDITS. Ladies' FUR JACKETS are a fashion sensation. prlcr* on h^r* nt l CRKT>TT. PEOPLES STORE THEY'VE ROBBED TH£ TRUCK AND SET IT AFIRE DUCK 0U&N, / VtXJR HEAD. WATCH OUT PAT/

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