The Daily Mail from Hagerstown, Maryland on October 27, 1939 · Page 4
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Hagerstown, Maryland
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Friday, October 27, 1939
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FOUR THE DAILY MAIL, HAGERSTOWN, MD., FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27, 1939. &f^r iP^^F'^'^Hl (Est*bllfth«d 1S2S) Published every eveninc except §ua<Jay by The Mail Publishing Company. 25 Summit Ay«nu«, H*ff«ri- towti. Maryland. : ''• • •••..- •.; 9. A.-^LAWKEN ..............Editor .National Advertistuf " . - . . Burke, Kuipers & • .MahdneV, ' In'c. New York. 1203 Graybar -Buildiu*; Chiqayo.'- 203 North W abash- .Avenue: Atlanta, 1601 Rhodes-Haverty Building:: Dallas, 807 Southwestern Life Building 1 : Oklahoma City. -558- First Katioaal Building-. : , Address all communication* to The Daily Mail Editorial, Business or Circulation Department, not to Indi- yiduals. . , B. E. PHILLJPS...General'Manager C. it P. Phone 104-105-106 'numbers reach all departments IWember Audit Bureau o£ Circulation SUBSCRIPTION RATES KA11 Subscription Rates Payable in Advance) Binele Copy „ „ _ .03 One Month ........ .55 One Year (by carrier) 6.00 By Mail (Up to Fourth Zone).. 6.00 Fourth. Fifth and Sixth Zones. 8.50 Seventh and Eighth Zones 9.50 Entered at the postofflce at Ha- fcerstown as 2nd cla»s matter Dec. 12. 1S98. . JKE91BER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated Press Is exclusively entitled to the use of publlca- . jtlon of all news dispatches credited to it or not otherwise credited In ;this paper and also local news published therein: All rlg-hts of puoJt- catlon of special dispatches herein also reserved. Up To Parents Already there have been some'. pre-Hallowe'en pranks perpetrated here, which have brought a warnin-; from-the police. These prank-s, such as were- .reported in the,North End a. few days ago by children old enough to know better, are a reminder that parents are not doing their duty by their children. Every child de erves help to understand that there is a difference between fun and mischief, and that th- beginning of a little mischief often brings an ending in serious mischief and life-long regret. ' Hallowe'en is not here yet, and w^.en it comes a program of harmless,.j?lay should be provided for :"it. .' ~ cl it certainly is provided "in • Hagerstown by the Alsati~ Club. But both parents and th'} police shov.H see to it that cr" 1 "---n do not spend all the latter part of October annoying people and damaging proper ty. .VOTING ON UTOPIA California and Ohio will vote on November 7 on constitutional amendments which would set up jnore- or less similar crackpot plans ipf pension payments for the aged. In California it is $30 every ^Thursday for everybody over 50 years of age who is not employed. In Ohio it is $50 a month for every unmarried person over 60 years of age and $80 a month for married •ouples who are more than 60. A tremendous drive is being made in each state and the spell-binders are making the welkin ring with their airy-promises. Mr. Roosevelt recently gave out the results of a study made by the acting comptroller of the currency as to the California plan. This expert showed how utterly impracticable it is and that it would mean bankruptcy for the state. Practically the same reasoning applied to the Ohio plan shows it to be equally fantastic. In the latter case it would cost 360 million dollars a year. The pension payments would have priority over everything else, including the elementary functions of protecting life and property, and the state now does not raise- half of 360 million dollars a year. It sometimes looks as if the best thing to do would be to get in behind one of these- crazy schemes and let it be tried out. The Canadian province of Alberta went bankrupt on this rock, but that seems far away. WHEAT PRICE PROSPECT With rumors of peace receding and a prolonged war indicated, there can be liule expectation of anything except considerably higher prices for wheat later on. In the warring countries the hindrance of production and the destruction of supplier on the seas will both make lor a heavy export demand as the months drag on. Such an export demand may not •fleet the United States directly •inco England customarily buys the •eren.1 «verywherfr else in the world befort patronizing thU country. And with th« winter crop getting off to a poor start, the United Statei may hava no. more than it needs lor domestic purposes. But th^wprld price Is'-almost certain to rise and that will support higher whea,t pricei^in the United States. : '- One indication; •.>.. of this comes from Canada. The British govern- ;ment has guaranteed v a price of about $1.18 per bushel to- British farmers. NQW'the Canadian pools are Insisting • that Britain likewise'.guarantee Canada'a "minimum, of $l ? .to. ; .$1.18 per bushel. Since Canada .has t|ie .largest surplus of any country and is in the war on the side of Britain, the British may not be in a position to refuse. If the Canadian price is lifted to that level, the quotations in the United States are certain to follow. A PRICE CLUB Administration leaders at Washington are warning the industrial management of America that they will run into trouble if they seek .to unsettle the "economic balance" of the country by instituting sharp price- rises of manufactured products. The Administration wants to preserve the status quo, at least until and if raw commodities advance to a point where finished products price increases would be •warranted. Pressure is being placed upon the steel industry which sets prices .three months ahead and such a price setting is being considered now. The Administration regards steel as the key industry where price advances would certainly be followed by an uptrend in quotation* In industry generally. Unless raw commodities followed, the purchasing power of agriculture would again be reduced. Stee-l leaders argue that they have labor and raw materials cost increases to meet. Steel scrap has been doing some skyrocketing due to foreign demand and domestic speculation. The government may handle that by putting an embargo on exports or by turning the WPA loose to uncover new sources of the scrap. In the event industry does not cooperate, there are- threats to ask Congress for anti-profiteering laws. Another Change Of Date A POWER FOR PEACE Not many days go by without an example.of the power of propaganda. It has bean brought to a fine art since the day* of the World War, and today almost no end is beyond its highly developed means. It is an art which can, and does, contribute to the diplomatic success of nations, the political success of parties, the commercial success of businesses, even the social or personal success of individuals. With so many impressive victories behind it, one wonders what would happen if the full force of organized propaganda was turned on for worldwide peace. Imagine every means at the command of the the propagandists turned toward international pacifism. Suppose that at every turn we were brought face to face with the- horrors and the futility and the costliness of war, wisdom of arbitration, the benefits of peace. Imagine peace advertised to the extent that war was in the last world conflict, or even to the degree of a movie star, or cigarettes or toothpaste in the recent years. Wouldn't we become 'peace conscious," as the advertising men say, intolerant of war? Perhaps we would, but would Hitler? ACCORDING to a report of the Federal Home Loan Bank Board construction of new family dwelling units in the first eight months of this year represented a gain of .3 per cent in numbers and 29 per cent in cos*s over the same period of last ;>ear. The figures are 194,000 new family civ.Vu. units costing $701,160,800. A FAMED sleuth says it is largely nonsense about the criminal returning to the scene of the crime. But we wonder, wasn't that Whoozis talking the other day from ruined Warsaw? ONE of th* Washington photographers caught a Senator in a characteristic pose. His mouth was Washington Daybook By Preston Grover WASHINGTON, Oct. 27.—One of the methods by which President Roosevelt expects to aid South Americans countries with our stored up gold has leaked out. One of the primary troubles encountered by South American countries in trading in the United States has been the difficulty of getting dollar exchange. So what is more logical than to lift this difficulty? In the case of Brazil it has been lifted within the past few days under an agreement which had been almost fox-gotten since it was entered into in 1937. Ordinarily foreign nations get dollar exchange by selling goods here. If the flow of goods is steady the supply of dollar exchange is always available for purchases. In the case of Brazil, most dollar exchange comes available all at once, when she markets her coffee crop. Between crops there is a scarcity of dollars. * * * A Guaranteed Milreis Under the new transaction, Brazil bought $3,000,000 of U. S. gold, paying the U. S. with milreis. Ordinarily that would be risky business for the U. S., because the value of milreis is unsteady at times. Brazil, however, agrees to make up to the U. S. any losses coming from the devaluation of the milreis. Now, with the gold in hand, Brazil can get dollars. She simply borrows them, and puts up the gold as security. The system has one outstanding weakness. It does not provide new dollars. These come only when the U. S. buys Brazilian goods. That is where the next step of the plan to assist South America will come in. Yankee gold, or credit, must be supplied so Latin nations can buy our manufactured goods. Before that can be started on a large scale, approval of Congress is necessary. * * # Stocks Situation In spite of the war it has not been really necessary to apply as yet, more than a touch of the emergency measures designed to meet excitement on the stock and security markets. The Treasury- the Federal Reserve, and the Securities Commission have the machinery in order but only a few wheels have turned. When the war started, war stocks climbed abruptly, notably steel. Speculators and investors who had been shielding their cash in government bonds dumped a number of the bonds on the mar- ffet to get money to buy stocks. Banks also let loose some o£ their bond holdings, so as to avoid losses through the depreciation. Promptly'the Federal Reserve stepped in. buying about $400,000,000 cf bonds to prevent a precipit- CONSULT US For complete details of available fire protection. R. M. Hays & Bros., Inc. Meilink Safes ate drop. The Treasury. also has bpnght an additional $70,000,000 from its trust accounts. Peace talk quieted the rise of "war" stocks, and the support for the government's was withdrawn. That was virtually the whole show. "Think Trust" Secretary Morgehthau of the Treasury called into consultation his own "think trust" consisting of three economists and three big- time bankers. If real trouble arises from European assets, they will think hard, and advise Morgenthau. Meantime their very presence in Washington annoys southpaw New Dealers. Bankers representing big business War Resources board went out of the window recently. But Morgenthau's bankers haven't been touched. The Chinese have hatched eggs by artificial heat for -more than 1,000 years. TODAY'S CROSS WORD PUZZLE Solution of Yesterday'* Puzzle ACROSS •1. Likely 4. Unnecessarily brief . 5. Passage out 12. Contend 13. Working 15. Blunder 17. Exclamation of contempt 15. Ahead 19. Rancid 20. Bill 21. Worthies! leaving? 22. Consumed J3. Transmit 24. Utters 25. Earth: comb. form 26. Pronoun 27. In behalf of 28. " de corps" 30. Explosions 33. Edge 34. Spring 45. Body of armed 35. Sail yard: men -with Scotch authority 36. Circle or fold 46. Railroad iignal 3S. Penitential 49. Japanese coin period KO. Decorate 39. Came together 5L, Goddess of dls- 40. Greek letter cord 41. Throw E2. English letter 42. Demolish „„,.,.. 43. Exclamation DOWN 44. Makes an in- 1. Mean cision 2. Sea robbers 9. Greek letter 10. Hard creamy. whit* aub- 3. Coat with an alloy of tin and lead 4. Brightest star In a constellation 5. Aloft 6. Ba penitent 7. Chord of thre« tones 8. Suffix used in forming certain numerals 1L Canvas ihel- ters 14. Request 16. Correct: colloq, 20. Flo* 21. Rowing Implements 23. Thin tapering piece 24. Detergent 26. Journey 27. Having a smooth surface 29. Malayan outrigger canot 30. Crooked 31. Locks 32. Glossy fabrics 3'L One who gives & leas* 36. Minimum 37. Different 3S. Turning machine. 39. Billiard shot 41. Tablo dish 42. Artificial 44. Eccentric rotating piecft 45. Footlik* part 47. 1001 4S. Smallest state: abbr. JS 25 4o 33 23 2o 3o 8 24 /8 21 /O 3s n -By George Tucker- NEW YORK, Oct. 27.—Herald Square, was just like the crossroads of any old town the other morning. ... Dozens of riders, slouching in their saddles, trotted up 34th street and turned into Broadway. . . . They were bronzed, leathery-faced men used to much riding. . . . They were cow-punchers. But perhaps the most unusual cow waddie in Manhattan isn't identified with this group. I wouldn't even know whether he can really ride a hronc. . . . But he has a cowboy name, and he sings cowboy songs. . . . A little over a year ago Gene An try was an unfamilar name in the east. ... I heard a man talking about him in a broadcasting studio, a man from the west, and when I asked him who Autry was he said, "You'll know before long. . . . He's the biggest thing in the country, and getting bigger all the time." * * * Well, he's come close—but he isn't there yet. With his gittar he's conquered most of. the nation —but he still has his mark to make in New York. He's here for the attempt. Maybe New York will just love cowboy songs. Maybe New York won't. ' Autrey's great hero was Will Rogers, and it was Rogers who influenced him to come east. Now with his boots and spurs he is an interesting figure, draped over a table in the Stork Club, or wending thru the town's night life. He has ridden every cow trail from Canada to the Rio Grande, they tell me. His father was a live stock dealer in Texas. : He talks with the slow, molasses drawl of the southwest, but he doesn't really say "git-tar." . . . He says guitar. * * * Some time during the depression he got a job making records. . . . He made a quaint, sentimental ballad known as "Silver Haired Daddy of Mine." . . . After that they couldn't get enough of Autry's singing. Next came Hollywood, where he made a thriller called "The Phantom Empire"—a serial, a real humdinger, and Autry was a "big shot in cowboy pictures. For a while he was a telegraph operator. . . . He used to croon songs of the western plains over a southwest radio station at midnight. . . . Now he's in Manhattan, for a radio appearance, then he returns to the wild and woolly life before the cowboy cameras. What does Mr. Autry think of New York. But I don't like any big towns. I got some stock and a ranch, and there I long to be." » .* * The other afternoon during a Wal- ter O'Keefe rehearsal, one of the actors let loose with a scream that almost shattered the microphones. The entire cast just glanced up and went on with their business, that is, the entire cast with one exception. The exception took almost ten minutes to recover from the score and shock. His name is Bela Lugosi, the horror man of the screen. * * * The New York Daily News serves tea and crumpets to its employes ev- JUST FOLKS By EDGAR A. GUEST FAITHLESS "No faith have I in anything," I thought I heard him say. Yet tulip bulbs for early spring I watched him plant today. "No faith have I past touch and sight!" I'm sure I heard him say, Yet now he buried hyacinth white To rise in early May. "No faith have I at all," he said, Yet this October day He planted tulips, white and red To bloom in early May. "Will tulips 'spring to life?" said I, "And will the hyacinths be?" He turned on me his faithless eye. "They always have!" said he. rOU'JLJL be eurprised at the Tallies .which are offered daily in the classified ads. ery day at 4 noon. o'clock in the after- Sign on an Eighth avenue clothing store window: Positively Not One Price. Come in and Bargain. We Sell and Service the Famous IRON FIREMAN Automatic Coal Burner preferred Bohman-Warne, Inc. 35 W. Franklin St. Phones 84-85 LOANS tf yon need money (or a useful par* pose come In and consult the Hagerstown Industrial Savings & Loan Co. 49 N. Jonathan St.—Phone 250 A square meal for nil lawns, fall feed!nic helps through the winter. HOWARD'S 7 E. Baltimore St. Phone 806 Penfield Automatic Gas WATER Heater Cl Down — C9 Per Month DURING OCTOBER ONLY Hagerstown Gas Co. «€• . WorM-s Urgert Shi* (MwNfcn 40 South Potomac Street Tri-State Bldg. When you bring your shoes here for repair you are not confronted with two or three different gradeg and prices. Just ONE guaranteed high quality. . . . Just ONE bargain low price. SAVE WITH SAFETY EVERY DAY. ANY SIZE Pr. 49c MEN'S RUBBER HEELS -19e WOMEN'S HEEL LIFTS 10c Shoes Dyed Black For A Glorious Fall Jrip Go By Bus ASK ANYBODY! The new. smartly streamlined, smooth riding, roomy* Blu* Ridge Dalux* Coaches *r« indeed the most striking development in modern travel history. They olfet a brand new thrill in travel comfort. * But even with their matchless, luxurious •urroutidings. travel by bus is still your Best Travel Bargain. So this Fall before you travel anywhere consult your local Blu* Ridge agent. Many Blue Ridge excursions average less than lV4c per mile. Nationwide service; frequent schedules over America's most scenic travelways. SEE AMERICA BEST by BUS ...... BLUE RIDGE LINES DICK TRACY —REMEMBER ME? NO SOONER DOES FORMER CONVICT NO. 26C-3 REACH THE CITY THAN HE P/SM0UNTS f=ROM THE BUB AND WEAPS FOR A TELEPHONE BOOTH. See Our Line of New FALL FURNITURE Boy rtn «as«y t*rn»*. — Th« Ordinal — Miller's Furniture Store 31 South Potomac Street

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