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Daily Mail, The (Newspaper) - July 29, 1939, Hagerstown, Maryland DAY BY DAY The California lad who returned the and received a nickle is really getting a Honesty does PXI Nn 177 Published by the Mail Publishing I I Entered matter at the Hagerstown WEATHER Showers this afternoon and cloudy and cooler fair JULY 29, 1939. SINGLE 3 CENTS Britain Moves To Bring Navy To Peak In LAND AND AIR FORCES WILL BE PREPARED Mobilization Marks Step In Show Of Force To Impress Hitler Returns July swung into a huge mobilization of naval forces today to bring her vast armaments to full strength for the August and September While regulars and reserves were summoned to duty to place the fleet at the peak of fighting power along with land and air sources close to the government said Prime Minister Chamberlain was expected to make a statement Monday on the Soviet Jt was said plans for military staff conversations among the three powers would be ed along with of a desire for a tual aid and men of the regular from leaves which had been advanced a so Hie fleet would be fully manned the period regarded as most likely to produce international about readying ships to go to Some 32.000 reservists packed their kits to report After an inspection by King George August 9, reserve vessels will join regulars in the biggest peacetime war games in Britain's Would Impress Hitler Reinforcement of naval power marks another step in the show of force which government hopes on Page 10) Allege Attempt To Wreck Train RACKET SOUGHT DEAD OR ALIVE Sets Off Hunt For gerous Racketeer Wandering Co-Ed Goes Home Helen 5, saved miraculously when Chinese dits killed her parents in is shown arriving in from China with her Mrs. C. E. The child's J. C. a native of N. and his wife were slain while doing missionary DROUGHT NOW VERY SERIOUS Williamsport Boys ed Of Placing Iron Cn W. M. Three Williamsport are alleged to have attempted to wreck a Western Maryland train the afternoon of July 10, Arraigned before Justice Harvey M. Miller in Juvenile Court morning and My manded on being I. The boys were ordered and give accounts of Lieut. E. J. Chapman of the Western Maryland nnd Con- stable Frank testified in the cases and told of how the boys placed iron across the rails of tho Western Maryland line at Williamsport with the parent intention of wrecking a Fortunately engineer of a. train passing on another track spied the iron and tossed off a message at Charlton which was im- mediately relayed to and the iron hastily Millions Of Acres Threatening Heavy Losses To Farmers HELD FOR COURT Mike about 55, was jailed in default of bond for No- vember court action when ar- this morning before Justice Harry 10. Snyder on a charge of WEATHER U. B. Weather Bureau Showers this after- noon and Sunday mostly cloudy and cooler with showers in and central portions Sunday Monday Chesapeake Showers this afternoon and Sunday mostly cloudy and cooler with showers in Monday continued warm tle to moderate east or southeast winds becoming moderate northerly July 29 A mid-summer drought gripped lions of acres of American crop and pasture land today threatening in- estimable losses to In contrast with the severe dry weather of 1H34 and which was present drought conditions are confined principally to Middle New England the western and sections of the Rocky Mountains and upper Great While losses have been particularly in the eastern drought B. the weather crop explained they were not comparable in seriousness io those of and 193fi. conditions are more and developed much later this year than in the severe drought he damages will be nearly so Federal farm officials reported that a sharp deficiency in moisture and high temperatures this month had dried up damaged commercial truck crops and berries in the ern Scattered rains this week brought a degree of Inasmuch as the nation has supplies of wheat and other agricultural drought losses are expected to have small effect on prices and officials NEW 29, The of a natured music firm executive who had an enemy in the touched off a hunt for Louis described by District Attorney Thomas E. Dewey the dangerous industrial racketeer in the United Cutting short his vacation to take personal Dewey organized the hunt to take Lepke or and stop what he termed a of blamed for live gangland Two other men have been ed in the racket warfare and two are inexplicably Urges Big Reward The District Attorney said he would ask the Board of Estimates to boost its present reward offered for the capture of the thick-lipped deposed overlord of the garment and baking industry labor An additional is offered by the Federal Bureau of tion and may be The hunt for who skipped bail two years ago while awaiting trial on was intensified by the assassination last Tuesday of Isadore a 240- pound Bronx Four men ambushed the startled victim and shot him live jolly ami widely popular in the music publishing died on Page 10) Carol 20-year-old stepdaughter of Dr. James land president emeritus of shown her Mrs. at West before leaving for their home at Sea Me. Miss Woodman first disappeared from Smith turned up as a waitress near then vanished again and was located vacationing at a tourist Trade Pact Seen As Warning To Western Powers Believe Announcement Timed To Counteract sion Caused By Abrogation Of Treaty With United Wins Hat When Rain Record Maintained July 29 As it rained here just as Attorney John Daily bet his hat it Leaden skies began dripping long before noon and heavy rain fell for an hour and a For 65 years it has been a dition that it always rains in on July 20. Local records confirm in that time the tradition has been broken but three who always bets a. hat or upon the de- creasing number of the dubious only two top pieces He couldn't nny more WEEKLY WEATHER July 29 Weather outlook for the period of July North and Middle Atlantic fair except showers day or Wednesday and a sain at end of Moderate ture Monday warmer Tuesday slightly cooler by Wednesday night and wanner by end of F. D. R. FISHES FOR MARLIN OCEAN July 29 The nation's No. 1 ident threw out his hook today seeking a catch from the jackpot of marlin spearfish schooling in record numbers at the Jack a shoal 22 miles off The presidential yacht with the President ed 2i> miles of Ocean City and messaged ahead for the Coast Guard cutter Cayuga to bring ty of bait and fishing the fish nobody knows much were reported so plentiful by old salts that it was JUST a question of dropping in your hook and Taking one Jail Fugitives Are Sought Here Three Flee Elkins Jail Last Night And ly Wound Hagerstown police were asked today to be on the lookout for the three prisoners who broke out ot the Randolph jail at Elkins early last night and ly wounded a man who refused them his car to use in their The fugitives John L. 45, W. Louis A. 30. of Allegany nnd Fred of near W. Va. The men shot and seriously wounded T. C. McClintoc when he refused to surrender his car to McClintoc was standing with his wife in front of their home at the He was wounded near iho The trio succeeded in escaping by binding and gagging B. Y. a taking his day made a formal announcement of a new trade treaty with which observers believed was timed as a warning to France and Great The new although only initiated in Berlin was announced here with fanfare just two days after denunciation by the United States of its 2S-year-old trade treaty with Observers believed the ment was made this time to counteract sion caused by the American and they interpreted it as a warning that unfriendly action by the democracies would drive Japan into closer relationship with the Negotiations for the pact have been under way since 1937, the for- eign office announcement The statement stressed heavily the significance of the pact as strengthening the in which pan and other nations are bound to combat it be able to get an augmented supply of cles from Germany required in times of peace as well as The agreement brings Japan into still closer relationship with her against the is a matter for tion that through agreements such trade agreements with and Italy and the present agreement the axis is being ily strengthened in economic and other SEIZE BANKER FOR LOANS ON STOLEN Accuses Him Of Getting For Taking Bonds As Collateral HUNT MISSING FLIER July 29 municipal airport disclosed today police in Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia were searching for a pilot who was mi- reported since leaving here day at p. m. for The airport said the name was Lewis and that he was flying a small plans whoso number was n i i i v 1161 day A to Washington in a small ship normally requires about two and one-half CLOUDBURST FLOODS ROAD Cumberland Reports Flood Conditions As Other Areas While other sections of the cast still were feeling the effects of a severe rains of cloudburst proportions were reported today in sections of Western At a storm of burst proportions early ed water to back up at Dingle wash through yards in that section and back up nearly a foot on the National Pike at suburban Narrows and to wash earth and stones from hillsides onto the Water poured from Haystack mountain at Narrows Park and turned Route 40 into a fic was forced to move slowly over this main Hundreds of automobiles wore caught in a traffic jam while the water was at its A line station at the circle was ed for the first time since it was water being about a foot deep inside the More than an inch of rain fell during a 20-minute period in The foundation of a home in the southern section of Cumberland was partially washed and wa- ter licked tho door of business The sewers were unable to carry the water as fast as it was Water entered the basement of City The Weather Bureau predicted more rain this afternoon and night in this The heavy rains in the waters of ihe Potomac Rivor expected to keep that stream dy and prevent fishing until next The creek Is j very COMBINATION OF SAFE LOST N. July 29, crew and body concerned aboard the Italian liner Roma had their financial difficulties solved today but the line will get a new A paper bearing the combination disappeared at sea 32 days ago and since then forts the Roma's ports of call had failed to free the ship's Emergency cash had been rushed overland to the ship at Bar during a cruise to were summoned when the ship arrived here the line said finally in opening the N. July 29 Seized by Federal agents in tion with investigation of a state stolen bond Robert J. resigned vice-president of the Bergen Trust company of Jersey was held for ment today before a United States commissioner on a charge of Whitworth was accused by the Federal Bureau of Investigation ot getting a from the ring for accepting worthless and stolen bonds with a face value ot as collateral for An official of the bank said 000 worth of of bonds believed stolen had been found in the bank and reported to the Estimating the gang had dealt in worth of the said Whitworth's sion yesterday was the most tant of 20 arrests made so far but would not be last in the flung assault on the Director J. Edgar Hoover was in personal charge of the in- the agents Theft or in negotiable from the Union Trust com- pany of Pittsburgh in 193S, started the inquiry and a valuable clue was discovered three months later in where 000 worth of stocks and bonds was stolen from the Holtwood ment Whitworth's the agents developed from the recent ar- rests of Henry j. Pitney of New former stock and bond man for a New York security and Frank Harrigan of N. in connection with the wood Japs Barricade British Zone EMERGENCY Pa7 said a housewife phoning a is Face British Troops Across Newly Erected Wire July 29 British and Japanese troops faced each other across newly erected ese barricades on a Shanghai boundary tonight as re- sult ot an incident which caused fricton here to flare Japanese naval forces ran up the barriers along a mile and a half of the British defense sector after an encounter in Japanese seized and held four British soldiers for two hours and a British military commanders tested the asserting it was on territory inside the British There were strong LENDING AFTER SLASH July 29, Here are the remaining lending authorizations of the lending after the Senate slashed from it last Rural 000. Farm tenancy and rural public works Export-Import 000. Reclamation projects 000. Before adjourning near mid- the Eliminated a provision for ing worth of ment to the Eliminated funds totaling for toll bridges Authorized refinancing of farm mortgages when payments due exceed normal farm income able for debt Modified relief act requirement that those on rolls 18 months be given Some Senators said the modification wag so extensive that it ly eliminated the DAM APPROVED President Gives On Huge Project After Visit By Rep. Byron tions that the encounter held ther possibilities of The friction began when four men of the Seaforth Highlander Regiment in a truck entered the July 20 Japanese defense zone to repair British officers said the men mistakenly believed they A week after Representative liam D. Byron made a personal peal in a half hour conference at the White House for the lion dollar Savage River Dam President Roosevelt last night announced that he had approved he The President's proval insures almost immediate instruction of the huge pounding which will be of great benefit to the city of Hagerstown by providing an even flow of the Potomac River during the dry summer months when the municipal pumping ion above Williamsport is in most continuous The project will give ment to more than 1.100 persons over a 30-month It will abate pollution in the Potomac r and also provide a measure of flood Plans for the actual start of work on the which will be largest earthen be marie at a conference next prepared on the project declare that work can begin within but it is the opinion that t will bo about 30 days before tal operations get under I The idea of the is I to impound water during wet winter on Page 10) France Moves To COALITION TO PRESS FOR A BIGGER SLASH President's Super Highway Program Also Buying Rail Equipment July 29 The Senate's economy jubilant over victories stripped from the Ad- lending sought today to make tional reductions and send the measure to a doubtful fate in the With Republicans working with the Senate last night threw out President Roosevelt's 000 program by a vote of 42 to 38 and then turned down a proposal to let the struction Finance Corporation buy up to worth of railroad equipment and lease it to the The vote on this was 45 to 32. Members of the coalition con- tended they had eliminated the features of the legislation they con- the most They planned to press their with a drive to knock out a proposed authorization to the Export-Import Bank for financing American ex- There was of ting down other lending proposals in the Last night's Senate which ended shortly before mid- developed a series of angry arguments between Administration lieutenants and their Debate Turbulent While crowded galleries listened to the turbulent Senate House Democrats met in caucus and sidestepped a showdown on the question of whether they port the lending measure and the Administration's accompanying on Page 10) GUILTY PLEA TO GAMBLING Negress Reported Caught In Act Of Selling To Allegedly caught in the act of peddling to bellhops of a local hotel this Lillian entered a plea of guilty to gambling charges arraigned before Magistrate Harry E. Snyder at noon and paid a fine of and She was sented by Attorney Charles W. County Investigator Wayne man made the arrest and reported he found etc. in the woman's She admitted on questioned to selling Boost Birth Honesty Bringing Reward After All leaking from my refrigerator and were in the British the house smells j Quickly men of the Japanese The repairman found nothing naval landing WYong the nent Shanghai he chased a skunk out of the on Page 10) July 29. net today adopted a lengthy series of decree laws offering cash prizes and other inducements in France's campaign to increase the birth rate and extending the life of the present parliament by two to June 1. 19-12. RARE DISEASE CAUSES WORKER'S SKIN TO RESEMBLE ELEPHANT'S fering from what is known as loma No cure or ment is Dr. G. C. county health said only three such ases are recorded in medical ex- OPINION An opinion of the Attorney office on the new state law fixing the tax year of all Maryland counties was discussed by the Board of County Commissioners in special session DUCE 56 TODAY July 20. Benito head of the lian government and Puce of was 06 years old At his the hillside j hamlet of Di Costa in the T i- T commune of near MOI 1LI.K July 29 ported the but is listed in len thousand farmors from mill worker is j the malignant Some doctors all parts of Italy to pay him dying slowly of a rare disease that here and at Pittsburgh causes his skin to resemble an have studied the it possibly a form of cancer The victim is Joseph a j Baker knows his fate and has re- county hospital patient who is final rites of the Catholic He still is cheerful and is described by attendants as tremely patient despite A boil that developed on the man's months ago MORE FOR CRIPPLES July 20. i this SANTA July 29 Johnny 16-year-old ger boy and Eagle who was given a nickel reward for returning a wallet containing cash he found in the was a puzzled youngster today as letters ing praise and cash for his pocket poured in. Johnny wondered what all the fuss was He said he'd ly been But letters continued to arrive commending him for his A newspaper launched an to be turned over to Johnny and his widowed A civic club invited him to be its guest of honor at a banquet next Wednesday Johnny promised the owner of the who hauled a nickle from his purse and told Johnny yourself an ice cream not to reveal his But he did name the exclusive residential dis- in which the man lived with i 111. v j LUC i o WT is certain in j first sign of the Then j July 28 approved a tory and that death one To ten Not j Dr. Hill said the skin The malady is re- j on Page 16) pink boils appeared all over his Security Board at its Residents of the community on the streets yesterday with in their buttonhole supplemental grant to Maryland for crippled children's assistance ing the first wasn't
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