The Daily Mail from Hagerstown, Maryland on October 30, 1939 · Page 4
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Hagerstown, Maryland
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FOUR DAILY MAIL, HAGERSTOWN, MD., MONDAY, OCTOBER 30, 1939. 1S2S) Published every evening except Sunday by The Mail Publishing Company. 25 Summit Avenue, Hag-ere- town. Maryland. J. A. HAW KEN Editor National Advertising Representatives: Burke, Kuipers & Mahoney. Inc. New Vork, 1203 Graybar Building; Chicago. 203 N T orth Wabash Avenue: Atlanta, 1601 Rhodes-Haverty Building:: Dallas, SO? Southwestern Life Building: Oklahoma City. 55S First National Building-. omist, questions •whether the \ European Avar can put a heavy draft upon America's output. If the belligerents settle down to a contest of economic blockade on lhe ou e side and passive resistance 1 on the other, orders from Europe ] would not b-e great. Trench fight-' ing or open field operations would, \ on the other hand, produce large 1 orders. However, Europe seems to be pretty well fixed in industrial production. Using 100 as the base of .Address all communications to The-industrial production for the vears Daily Mail Editorial, Business or! • Circulation Cepartment. not to Indi- 1923-25. activities ill Europe are viduals. • now 161 against only 102 in this It's A Small World S. E PHILLIPS. . General Manager C. & P. Phone 104-105-106 Same numbers reach ail departments Member Audit Bureau of Circulation SUBSCRIPTION RATES (All Subscription Rates Payable In Advance) Sing-le Copy 03 One Month One i'eax (by carrier) By Mail (Up to Fourth Zone).. 6.0u Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Zones S.50 Seventh and Eighth Zones .. ., 3.50 country. That does not promise much for American exports unless the war should become so destructive that Europe would have to rely upon .55 i this country as its source of supply. 6.00 ; What America gains economically, it will have a gain largely through Entered at the postoffice at Ha-1 developing of its own markets, fferstown as 2nd class matter Dec. 12. 1S9S. MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated Press is exclusively entitled to the use of publication of all news dispatches credited to^ it or not otherwise credited in this paper and also local news published therein. All rtffhta of puDU- cation of special dispatches hereto are also reserved. Watch Your Step Are you one-of those who afoot try to beat the traffic light, as so many drivers do? Have you the bad habit of becoming lost in thought as you -walk along, utterly oblivious to your surroundings even, when crossing the . highway? The report of a special committee presented to the National Safety Congress at Atlantic City should awaken such persons to the peril they Incur. Of 12,500 pedestrian victims of traffic fatalities last year, representing 35 per cent of the total, more than 8,000 were directly responsible for their own deaths, incurred through either violating a traffic ordinance or committing an obviously, careless act. HALLOWE'EN More honored nowadays in the breach than the observance is the custom of malicious mischief-making on Hallowe'en, the traditional night when witches, devils and spirits of darkness are abroad and looking for trouble. So are the police authorities in most communities, and they recognize no supernatural excuses for destruction of property on Halhwe'en. Fortunately there are many other traditions attached to the night before All Hallows Day which do not quarrel with the law. The night of October 31 has other names than Hallowe'en. It is called Nut- crack Nigiit and Snapapple Night. And in its suitable and harmless celebration are involved customs and ceremonies which, go far back in human-history. They come from classical mythology and Druidic mysteries, as well as early Christian rituals. Some ancient observances have disappeared though once well approved. "In olde tyme," says a book of the early sixteenth century, "'good people wolde on All halowen daye bake brade and dele it for all srysteu soules." And for this remote reason, perhaps, the evening is still called Cake Night in some places. Hallowe'en is so variously celebrated that an> sort of innocent merriment is appropriate. But the mischief • making associated with the festival, for the most part, is an American invention and corruption of the night's traditions. Fortunately it is no longer in fashion to substitute rowdyism for the kindly old customs of Hallowe'en, and there is no need to make allowances for those > ho do so. WILL EUROPE BUY? Governm<;-m. and business leaders are beginning 10 wonder whether the stimulation evident in this country since the outbreak of the European war can last. Persuaded by anticipation of foreign orders. THE THOUGHTLESS FEW The many suffer for the transgressions of the few. This would be a platitude if it were not that modernity has given it greater significance. The most common way the blameless many are made to expiate the wrongs of the few is through legislation. Things carried to excess invite prohibitory \ and restrictive legislation, although in moderation they would have escaped the lawmakers. But once they are embodied in the statutes the temperate are punished with the intemperate. It. is conceivable that there would be no speed laws limiting the motorist on the straight broad and uutraveled highway to drive as slowly as the 6ne on the winding, narrow and busy thoroughfare if a thoughtless few had exercised reasonable care. Among those enterprises resorting to poster advertising the complaint is common that there would now be heard to talk of legislative restrictions against advertising signboards along highways if a few of the advertisers and board owners had been mode politic in their choice of sites. It is a defect in the governmental system that it does not permit discrimination in favor of the petty offender. JUST CARELESSNESS After studying Dr. Lowell S. Selling's report on tests made of motorist apprehended in Detroit for traffic violations one is forced to the conclusion that pure carelessness and not color blindness nor gun-barrel eyesight is more to blame than anything else for crashes. "In our 716 subjects there were ten who w-ere partially red-green blind," he says. "There were thirty-nine who were red-green blind and one who was totally color blind. None of the color blind had serious traffic records. Only twelve had a record of going through a red light, while a much greater number of the 'normal' had tickets for this offense. Of three Washington Daybook •By Preston Grover- WASHINGTON, Oct. 30.—As the time approaches for termination of the TJ. S.-Japanese trade treaty, both Japanese and American observers appear to recognize that never before has there been time when this country could apply so much presure to get Japan to alter her ways in the Orient. Germany is busy in Europe, which frees Russia to a-ct independently or aggressively in the Orient. Japan is involved in China in a costly "incident' 7 from which no great profit can be expected for a generation. The United States, free from any involvement in Europe, is able to strengthen its hand in the Orient. Japan is in need of recovering some fo her losses by sharing the profitable trade coming from the European war. For that she needs American raw materials. There is active' sentiment in this country for retaliatory acts against Japan. Finally, the rehabilitation of China will require huge capital resources, which are available nowhere except in the United States. Add all that up and you will understand more clearly how shocking to Japanese was the speech of U. S. Ambassadar Grew in Tokyo in which he pointed out the sentiment in this country to frown upon Japan. No Official Comment There was immediate expression of resentment in Japan. But it did not creep into official comment. Yakichiro Suma, who used to be in Washington as embassy coun- sellor, announced there would be no official reply. Suma, who is a veritable hotel- mission, harked back to the hoary Japanese contention that Ameri- . _, * _•! ( k_J Li iHU f »» A* W AVJ tA T \_. I A LCi U i V JAV/l^^l. persons who could not make the ... 1 ! greeter. a sort of one-man good will distinction between the position of lights, two were found to be suffering from a severe degree of fee"» mindedness and the third from dementia and paralysis of the insane. It is explained gun-barrel eyesight means that the person so affected does not have a wide angle of vision but ouL of the 716 subjects Doctor Selling examined only five who had a vision angle of less than 140 degrees, sufficient for SECRETARY OF STATE HULL has issued instructions which must b-e- followed by the one hundred or so organizations registered with the State' Department for the collection of funds for charitable distribution in belligc.ent countries. The instructions are designed 10 prevent profiteering in this activity. They forbid so 1 'Stations of funds there h?.s been quite an stccumula-1Ion a commission basis, the use of tion of inventories by manufacturers and buyers. This inventory accumulation ig already beginning to taper oft since both manufacturers and dialers have become suspicious of war time buying. Indeed they may well be suspicious. Col. Leonard P. Ayres of Cleveland, leading American econ- "remit or return" merchandise or tickets and entertainments to raise funds if the cost amounts to more lha i 30 per cent of the gross receipts. Wasteful or unethical methods of sc" nting or publicity are also ruled out. Penalty for violation of the regulations is cancellation of registration. cans do not .understand the Oriental situation. Moreover, he added, American reaction toward Japan is motivated more by sentiment than by realities. That, doubtless, is true enough, but what America's policy is to be in the Orient is as likely to be governed by our sentiment toward China in particular and toward the tinder-dog in general, as by the so- called realities. * * * Some Suggested Terms To date Japan has made no official approach to the U. S. for negotiations on her trade treaty. When Japan does, proDa'bly soon, sh^ will be forced to recognize that she needs much from America, while there is little the United States needs from Japan. Spokesman Suma did point out one recognized truism, that the U. S. must make some advances to match those of Japan. He did not list them, but enlightened self- interest on the part of the United States, some writers point out, might suggest something along these lines: Relinquishment of the Japanese exclusion act of 1924. Easing of the tariff and trade barriers that contributed to tho- economic pinch, in Japan that, in part, was the motive for her foray into China. Loans for China betterment, and perhaps even directly to Japanese interests. A primary concession from, Japan would be some sort of assurance that approximately equal rights in China, will be restored to all nations—with Japan out of the saddle. The Chinese have hatched eggs. by artificial heat for more than 1,000 years. WHAT'S THIS WEEK; By The Ap Feature Service 1. Why did Nazis call Turkey "Britain's Stooge"? 2. Who is the general, right, who says, "?»Ian is still master of the "machine, and the best men will win the war"? 3. Unscramble these statements: Helgoland is Finland's capital: Bosporus is a German island in the North Sea; Helsinki is a part of the narrow channel leading to the Black Sea. 4. Who is Commander Guenther Prien? 5. Whom—according to British Ambassador Nevilc Kenderson—does Hitler regard as . „ , , A _ a "second Bismarck"? t 6 - In wh ^ European country were 140 Isazis jailed for plotting to overthrow the government? 7. Who is this man, left, who termed Japanese acts against certain foreigners in China "wholly needless"? 8. What jobs do (1) Sukru Saracoglu, and (2) Kyosti Kallio hold? 9. Who does the National Safety Council say is more of a menace on the highway than the drunken driver? 10. What possession is now * v worrying war-busy Britain by n»^ its clamoring: for dominion *^ status? Each question counti 10; a score of 60 is fair, 80 good. Two Executed For Murder In Pennsy Bellefonte, Pa., Oct. 30 (Monday) (IP) — Frank Lee Wilson, the State's new executioner, pulled the switch three times — an unusual procedure — in putting to death two Philadelphia negroes, convicted of murder, in the chair early today. The men were Edward Golden, 20, and Walter Tankard, 32. The double execution occupied a total of 14 minutes, in comparison with 14% minutes Wilson took to put to death three men in his first performance at his new post just a week ago. Scientists say that a pig rates next to a chimpanzee in the violence of its emotions. EDITOR'S LETTERBOX WRITING IN THE SKY Praise* decorations, parade and commends members of the Alsatia Club. EDITOR MAIL: Dear Sir: I am now living in Hagerstown but have traveled through most of the states and have been in them all from Maine to Georgia. On the occasion of the Hallowe'en celebration here on Tuesday night I could not help but express myself in admiration of the splendid decorations in the Public Square and felt that someone should speak through the press in this regard. I have seen celebrations in many of our large cities and while some of them go in for special events in a big way, I do not believe there is another city in this country, in proportion to the population, which has such, fine decorations and parades for special events as does Hagerstown. I would like personally to say a word of praise for the Alsatia Club for conducting the annual Mummers' Parade here. The decorations are certainly outstanding and beautiful. I have heard many strangers comment most favorably on them. During last Christmas time I was in Hagerstown and admired the wonderful Xmas'decorations in the Square. Other cities have them but not like Hagerstown. I also have heard about the splendid celebration held in connection with the anniversary of the Battle of Antietam held here a few years ago. Hagerstown deserves praise for the business-like way it handles these special events. They know how to put them on in a way I have seldom seen equalled. Yours truly, GEORGE DURST, Hagerstown, Md. JUST FOLKS By EDGAR A. GURST A number of residents thought they were "seeing things" in the sky yesterday afternoon until investigation disclosed a perfectly formed cross and other figures were the work of an expert airplane sky-writer. Witnesses said the cross held its perfect shape for fully 15 minutes. When the 1900 auto chugged down the road, without top, without headlights, without windshield or fenders or bumpers, it cost the driver 30 cents a mile to own and operate. HIGH!*- 5UAUTY WAR For what good sense could modify Day after day young soldiers die. For what a court could soon adjust. They try with shot and bayonet thrust. For what good will could smiling do, A million graves are ordered new. j For what a word cauld bring to pass They blister lungs with mustard gas. For quarrels that should never be Destruction stalks the land and sea. Oh how much farther lies before The time-when war will be no more? LIFE IN SOME FORM MAY EXIST ON MARS By LESLIE C. BEARD Member of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific Although other astronomers have contended there is little or no oxygen on Mars and, therefore, no life, at least like that found on the earth, Dr. Theodore Dunham, Jr., astronomer at Mount Wilson Observatory, believes present knowledge of the planet does not justify the conclusion that life of some kind does not exist on Mars. In the current number of the Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, of which the present writer is a member, Dr. Dunham said that, in spite of spectroscopic evidence against any large quantity of oxygen being in the Martian atmosphere, it is more than likely that it has existed in the past and later combined with ferrous iron to form ferric' compounds with a reddish color similar to that of the ruddy desert areas on the planet at the present time. As to the white polar caps on Mars, Dr. Dunham said it is most certain the caps are composed of snow or ice, and not of frozen carbon dioxide gas, as has been suggested by some. The temperature on Mars, even at the poles, is still too high to permit carbon dioxide to remain very long in the solid state. The commercial product, dry ice, is frozen carbon dioxide gas, which congeals at a temperature around 109 degrees below zero, Fahr. It would be unwise to say, observed Dr. Dunham, there may not be enough of both water vapor and oxygen to support form which may life in some have become (Answers Found On Page 10) gradually adapted to the rigorous conditions on Mars. As the materials in the planets wore once in the outer layers of the sun in the form of very hot, unorganized gases, the planets of medium size, such as the earth. Venus and Mars, would have lost a large fraction of their hydrogen atoms while in their original incandescent condition. A part of the carbon and nitrogen and some of the oxygen have possibly gone, too. Mars is the only planet whose surface can be studied in detail. The polar caps melt in the spring and reform in autumn, and the red- dish background of the planet is interrupted by large blue-green areas which darken as the Martian summer advances. These blue- green . areas many astronomers ascribe to the growth of vegetation, which dies down in the autumn. A network of dark linear markings, once supposed by some astronomers to be canals made by intelligent beings, connect the blue-green areas. Photographs of Mars do not clearly show these so-called canals, but Dr. Dunham claims that the human eye can see things that the photograph can never reproduce. Evanescent white clouds of water vapor have sometimes been seen on Mars, proof that the surface of the planet is covered by a thin atmosphere. On July 9, 1922, a great white cloud. 400 by SOO miles, was detected. A sudden clearing in the atmosphere was noted in May, 1937. Much has been learned in recent years about the planets, but much remains to be learned. A few o£ the planetary problems awaiting solution include: What is the true period of rotation of Mercury and Venus? Just how much oxygen and water vapor are on Venus and Mars? Is the surface of Venus obscured by ordinary clouds or by dust? What chemical compounds are responsible for the brilliant colors in the belts of Jupiter? All the candles used iu Christmas services in southern Moravian churches in the United States, are hand-molded by Miss Ella Butner, Winston-Sale'n, N. C. LOANS par- If j-«« ne*d money for A n^ffnl Done com* In and conralt the Hagerstown Industrial Savings &. Loan Co. 49 N. Jonathan St. — Phone 256 Pt/UMU EXTERNALLY CAUSED Help relieve externally caused pimples, blackheads. Buy at druggists, 25^ each. For FREE sample, •write Cuticura. Dept. 14, Maiden, Mass. Fashions Are Now Being Shown »t the BON TON cms. MARKETS Hagerstown's Modern Food Shopping Center 118-120 WEST FRANKLIN ST. Pal-king Space Adjoining the Market 4 4 4 4 Your Dollar Buys More at the Acme Brazil Niifs Kmcm* 2 lbs 27c Fancy Mixed Huts lb 19c Calii. Diamond Walnuts lb 23c Pitted Dates ">« •*•»' 8 P "S. lOc Aunt Jemima's Pancake Flour Self-Rising Pancake Flour 20-oz pkg DOLE'S Pineapple JUICE 3 No. Pure Preserves Beverages jar 25C Sleigh Bell Assorted •f» f i Mmr i*ji W M J-,-t Stokes', Hurff's Tomaio Juice or s ; mrise qt bot plus dep 9 24-oz « cans 15c 2 »" 25c 4 4 4 Lord Ba'io. Dill or Sour 2 & 19* SUNRISE TOMATO No. 5 cans CAMPBELL'S TOMATO SOUP BETTER MEATS LEAN SMOKED lb LEAN Boiling Beef lb LJ^I u 19c 12c M Fresh or Smoked Shoulders FRESHLY Ground Beef A lb \ SALT WATER OYSTERS « 35c Claw Crab Meat lb 21c Large Shrimp 2 ">•• 29c 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 HE3NZ ASST'D Soups ex 4 16-oz j cans A DEL MONTE Peaslies No. 2 !/2 can CAMPBELL'S 3 IS 20 Breast-o'-ChickenTuna [ '- ISc Quaker or Mother's Oats 2P V 9z 8c Del Moi%te Peas £& Noca f lie 3 43c Garden Cream-White Purely Vegetable Fancy Wet Peck SHRIMP 5%-oz can 10 Four Fruit NECTARS cans Gelatine DESSERTS It's National Apple Week — Buy a Bushel U. S. No. 1 STAYMAN WINESAP Your Healt lbs LARGE FLORIDA Grapefruit 3 14< CRISP MARYLAND SPINACH 3 10* Imported Chestnuts 15c Fresh Roasted Peanuts lb 12c Oven-Fresh Victor Creamy Wisconsin CHEESE DO'NUTS kC doz Supreme, Milk or Raisin Bread 2 ivs ISC PJIBST-ETT Repp's Sweet Apple CIDER 22" K 37' '/2-flal jug Mnmnt w TUNE IN IDA BAILEY ALLEN Dally. 9.45 A. M.; Sat.. 9.15 A. M. 1A7 B A L WW * ** M . CTcslnc. >'nv. 1st, li>^i>. Quantity

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