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   News (Newspaper) - September 6, 1937, Frederick, Maryland                                NEA FEATURE SERVICE ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORT Weather Forecast Mostly cloudy tonight and Tues- day; continued cool. VOL. 276. Press Run i i Today i jlotal 10500 FREDERICK, MD., MONDAY, SKPTKMHKU G. TEN PAGES CENTS Japan Halts British Steamer Shell Fire; Spanish Insurgents Capture English Tan m Cargo Of Russian Oil Is Confiscated Aboard Burlington Seized Vessel Is Taken To Rebel Naval Base. Shanghai, City Of Dreadful Night WAS UNDER CHARTER TO SPAIN Palma, Mallorca, Sept. 6 British tanker Burlington was captured off Palermo, Italy, today by a Span- ish insurgent cruiser. She was brought to this insurgent naval base and her cargo of tons of Russian oil was confiscated. Although flying the British flag she was under charter to the Spanish government and was bound for Cartagena, from Batum, U. S. S. R. She was under the same management as the Woodford, British freighter torpedoed and sunk off the Spanish east coast a week ago. Sinister Tires of baUle in the twilight silhouette the Shanghai skyline with macabre intensity. O.ie sleek .solitary destroyer and a handful of native craft dominate the Whangpoo River, recently the -swarming haven of peaceful shipping from all (lie The fierce and .sacrificial resistance of China to Japanese invasion turned the great metropolis into a sulphurous inferno as aviators and aitillery ravaged the Honkgcw section, causing a property loss of millions of dollars, and taking uncounted thousands of lives. PROPERTIVALUES Five Districts Now Covered By Assessors. MANY DAILY VISITS MADE all parts of Frederick county show a gain in personal property assessments proportionate with those of the first five districts cov- ered, the personal basis will be con- siderably increased by the end of the work, Supervisor of Assess- ments Alfred W. Gavcr said today. With the date fixing the 1938 l3vy less than two months removed, interest is being shown in the re- sult to date of the work of the Board of Permanent Assessors, which began eleven weeks ago. The county basis which was used in the current levy showed a personal property valuation of ex- clusive of motor vehicles. The slate basis, in many respects duplicating that of the county, valued personal property at Whether early beliefs that the county basis might be increased as much as S2.000.000 by the reassess- ment will be borne out cannot be determined yet. but it is hoped that basis for a fair conclusion will soon be reached. Completing Petersville district Saturday afternoon, the assessors plan next to start into Jefferson and Ballenger districts for a conclusion of work in the south and southwest sections of the county. Frederick district, outside Frederick city, must yet be visited in the Linden Hills and Wilson avenue sections before the upper part of the coun- ty is begun. The associate assessors, Grayson H. Mercer and Ernest C. Speaks-, are making twenty-five to thirty visits a day, Mr. Mercer said this morning. The work has been gen- erally among farmers and shows a gain in implements and stock as well as furniture. In the absence of the head of the family, the house- wife is permitted to supply .sched- ule information with regard to household belongings, but the as- sessors often have lo interview the farmer at his work in the fields as to other properly. The brlic-f that the average Fred- ciick county taxpayer is anxious to make an honest return of his prop- erty was voiced by Mr. Mercer, who said the experience of Mr. Speaks and himself led them to believe that "99 per cent" of the persons inter- viewed were not seeking to conceal or evade. Many persons, in fact, reading reports of progress of the assessment, arc prepared for the assessors when they arrive. Mr. Gaver plans to confer with the associate assessors before they resume their work Tuesday morn- rig. Miss Larkin Is Bride Of Arthur L. Hauver Miss Anne Elizabeth Larkin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Bernard Larkin, Trail avenue, and Mr. Arthur LeRoy Hauver, son of Mrs. Roy V. Hauver and the late Dr. Hauver, of Middletown, were married in Baltimore on Saturday. The ceremony was performed at twelve o'clock in the parsonage of the Third Lutheran church by Rev. Ralph Tabor, formerly pastor of Zion Lutheran church. Middle- town. The couple was accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Reginald S. Holmes, sister and brother-in-law of the bride, of Syracuse, N. Y. The bride wore brown satin- back crepe and a brown velvet hat with veil. Following a. trip to New York the couple will return on Tuesday to Middletown where they will reside. Mr. Hauver is an employe of the Potomac Edison Company and Mrs. Hauver is employed by the Freder- ick County Welfare Board. THREE FR Their Auto Struck When An- other Pulled Out Of Line Near Clearspring. ONE VICTIM TAKEN TO HAGERSTOWN HOSPITAL Former County Minister In Automobile Accident Rev. and Mrs. Robert L. Bair. 163 East Springcltsbury avenue, York. Pa., and formerly of Frederick, and Mrs. Julia McFall, aged 81 years, Hanover, Pa., are patients in the Maryland General Hospital, Balti- more, suffering injuries sustained in an automobile accident Wednes- day afternoon at 2 o'clock. The car in which they were rid- ing, driven by a colored chauffeur, left the road near Owings Mills and collided with a telegraph pole. The vehicle was badly damaged. Mrs. McFall is suffering from a fractured right collar-bone, bruises and shock. Rev. Mr. and Mrs. Bair I are suffering from severe bruises and shock. They wen? en route j to Baltimore on a business trip when i the accident occurred. j Rev. Mr. Bair and Mrs. McFall 1 are brother and sister. They are children of the lale Mr and -Mrs. Jacob Bair and were born and reared in Hanover. Baiikbeacl Charges Aim To Force Cotton Down Jasper, Aln Sept. R   j "deliberate- effort" by government officials to depress 1he price of cot- ton was charged today by Senator I Bank-head ID. Ala 1 who advised 1 farmers to put their cotton in a I holding pool financed by govern- 1 rr.cnt nine-cent loans. "For the first tjme in the history of this country." Bankhe.ul -.aid in a formal statement, a deliberate effort has been made by officials of the government to lower the price of an agricultural commodity "Action lias just been taken for the avowed purpose of reducing the price of cotton at a time when tho price is below the cost of production and far below the parity price Foil Attempt To Make Race Track Book Audit TermiU's feed on wood, hut they cannot dige-t it. By placing a termite in an atmosphere of pure oxygen, it can be deprived of its little flagellate assistants, the tiny "animals- which digest tho wood, and then the tormito starves 1o death, even though it continues eating jvood Providence, R. I. f> A second attempt bv stale auditors to examine tho books of tho Nar- agansott Racing Association, head- ed by Walter E. O'Hara, was blocked today when approximately 100 Pautuckct, R I. oflievi's blocked tho entrance to the race track offices. Four members of a Frederick au- tomobile party en route to Cum- berland were injured, one serious- ly, when their car and a Pittsburgh. Pa., machine were in 3. sidevvipc collision near Clearspring at 4.50 o'clock Sunday evening. The injured. Mrs. Mary Chcsley, 1015 North Market street, in Washington Coun- ty Hospital, Hagcrslown. with pos- sible fractured ribs and other un- determined injuries. Her son, D. Sprigg Chasley. local life insurance agent, possible frac- ture of left arm. James H. Working. 1013 North Market sired, insurance agon', loss of teeth and torn ligament of knee. Ali.ss Constance Jones, Dickcrson slight cut on knee. A woman occupant of the Pitts- burgh car, who--e name was not learned, was al-o hurt. Tile accident occurred, according to members of the Frederick par- ly, when tho Pittsburgh car swung out of a line of traffic- on the National highway in an at- tempt I) pa.s.s .'evcral oilier ma- chines. The Che.-Ioy automobile, struck sidewi.se. wa.s knocked onto a bolide the highway. Fir.sl aid was rendered by a physi- cian from Hancock, and the injured, with the exception of ?.Iis. Che-ley. later brought to Frederick H F Xico-Jc-nii-, of the Peopl Life Insurance winch b.ith Chc.-lcy and Working are cm- ployed. Cho-ley report -d the accident to State pohcv Hi- car b.vlly dnm- ag d wa.s bioii'iht to Frode-iick fo'- renair.s It was no! immodiat jly learned if any charge w.i- entered as a result of the accident. State Police Guard Wrecka-e Of Plane Fi icndsville. Mr! Sept. 0 'AIM St.ifo police today guarded the v. of ,1 nav .scout ing plane- that crashed over Western M-iry- l.Hid h.iK Killing tv.o reM'rve of ficers Lieut Commander Henry C CIr.vlon of Roslyn N Y. and Liout lierboi i Solneffer. of Fore.-l Mills- L I. Tho motor of ihoir modern two- .soatod plan" faulted in stormy v. rather yesterday and tho ship crashed into a hilly field and bur I into flame- Roth men died mslanth Tl-.o piano loft Bennett lio'd in Now York yesterday. later at Middle-town, Pa, nnd took oil" from there at 4 30 p. for Columbus, Ohio. Tt has calculated that the Marvl.md oyster lays 1 egg-, and if half of these woro to develop into f n 11 uto the lai go ,t Heel of tin- kind in the country Tmrty mihv, of neA ti.uk have been laid .the entire system unified and .sehcdulo.s improved The public has re.-ponded Dailv pas.sengcr.s have increa-ed from IfKi.OOO in 1932 to Ifr, Nettie Piitnvm. Holder, K ithloen Buhrni'iri, Mary Esther. Nancy Lee, and Lee D.ivo- ler, Lillian, Naomi and Ut- Icrback, Harmri Sloltlomyor, Gladys and Rebecca Ilcssong, Helen Hoffrvr. Louise Skill, France.; Har- per. Beitv Harper, Harper, F.arlyno IPirper Bl-ric-lie H irper, Fave Haip-r and Shir- lev Ann Le ilherman. Harvey Ramslnirg, Dr. W. A. U. Bell Chauncv Snnner--, Lee Johnso i. H.irrv F.dward Oavclor, H'irolfl Buh'-man. Dwiri Buhiman. Paul Hoflner. Mo.sc Kngle, Jr., and Ros, Stull. Jr. Clouded Skies And Cool Tem- peratures Follow Northeast Rain. SATURDAY'S 95 GIVES WAY TO 60 MINIMUM ON SUNDAY Labor Day, damp and shivery, had Frederick under tho .spell of feeling no place like homo" today, and no one seemed to need reminding of it. A (urn from heat wave to brought, a 35- dcgree drop in temperature, broke up week-end outing arrangements, and had holiday-seekers glad if they stayed home and. in many cases, sorry if they didn't. Sunday's maximum of degrees was an anti-climax to Saturday's .scorching 05. hottest September day in live years The day star-ted after an overnight mark of 71, and had its final reading eleven degrees be- low that, following a northeast ram in the afternoon, [''redoricktonians who stayed homo had a hard time deciding whether to leave the doors open and let the heat out or to close them and keep the cold away. The rain postponed the first fool- ball game of the season and drove the final park church service inside It tiK'.'i iiiivd .42 inch, to which (12 inch was added OVIM night a.s the mercury flipped to Tin' .sun took Labor Day a.s a signal to go on strike, to the great discomfiture of week-ender-, who loll, lightly-clad. Saturday in search for cool :-pot.s. Sunday night, per- son.1; who .stayed home were getting out heavy bed clothing and think- ing of winter fuel. Frederick had it; iiMtal holiday of de cited '-id this morning. Returning Irallic be- gan getting hi KM bv rally allor- noon, however, and the filial trek home was expected to he in full bloom by With no Sun- day to aooompanv Armo lice Day or Thanksmvim' double hohclay.s are now oil the calendar until Christmas-. School and college prep- arations got into swing tomorrow. The biggest spoils menu of the holiday was on today with the post- I ponod profession d football game 'here, rind County League ba.seball battles iri three lown Fishermen's luck all .'hot, as the Monocacy, tinning fiom clonriv to lightly mtid- dv since early nioimng. joined the Potomac in foi bidding fishing A dun to v. .Miner looms for to- niorrov. i --.'ending into the middle of the week pro.spoot   British passenger steam- er Pnishan was confronted by a Japanese cruiser today and forced lo turn back to port when the warship began dropping shells near by. The river steamer first sailed for Canton from Hongkong last night, but was met by the cruiser, which played its search- lights over the British vessel. Captain Pritchard, (he Paishan's master, put about and returned to Hongkong for instructions from the British ad- miralty authorities. He started his voyage again after dawn, but was again met by the Japanese man-of-war. The cruiser began drop- ping live shells on rocks hard by the river boat and Captain Pritchard ran for the safety of this British naval stronghold. "Perhaps they feared t had mu- he said. "Anyway, I feared for the lives of my passengers, so I look that hint and returned to Hongkong." Earlier, Japanese destroyers the Chinese customs cruisers Shunklng and Kwanwei off Green Island, nflcr apparently entering the waters of this British crown col- ony to cut off their retreat. The two British officers command- ing the customs cruisers were sent ashore arid one of Hie Chlne.se ves- sels was reported to have been sunk. British naval authorities believe there is a full flotilla of Japanese destroyers operating in these waters to carry out Japan's announced blockade of the China coast. Three Japanese planes bombed Swatow, 180 miles up the coast, in (he early morning, dropping eight projectiles on the port. The attacks were only phases of continued operations against Chi- nese customs and shipping, appar- ently to shut oft the important rev- enues from maritime duties and block the landing war supplies. Collection of China's customs in these waters is supervised by for- eign officers and a'great part of ths receipts is pledged to pay off Brit- ish loans. In addition to Swatow, Chek- wan, northwest of Hongkong, and Amoy, an important port of Fukien province, were shelled by Japanese destroyers. Well informed persons here de- clared that British and American nationals at Amoy were preparing for immediate evacuation. Chinese Halt Japs' Terrific Offensive Against Shanghai Shanghai, Sept. fi fought with virtually no essential prngrcs.s- today in a terrific offensive against. Shanghai over an area of approximately 100 .square mile.s. Chme.se lines sagged but did not break under the combined force of charging Japanese infantry, air, ar- tillery and navaj bombardments. The battle area stretched all the way from the edge of the Inter- national Settlement to Woosung, where the Yangtxo and Whangpoo rivers flow together, about 12 miles north of Shanghai. The .Iapano.se contended that their operations were aimed only at wip- ing out Chinese machine gun nests and joining broken Japanese lines. From the Yangtxepoo district of Shanghai to Woosung and to Pao- shan and Liuho on the Yangtze shore, Japanese naval, land and air bombs swept the countryside with sustained fire that took a frightful toll of noncombatant lives. Chinese batteries answered with a cease-loss barrage, together with hand grenades, trench mortars and machine guns. Chinese at Woosung, whose stubborn stand continues to .surprise foreign military observers, foiled a Japanese effort to land new reinforcements. Rededicale Emmitsbiirg Church Next Wednesday Sept. Income Taxes To Pass Half Billion Services in rcdodication of the church building of the Elia.s Evan- j gclical Lutheran congregation at' I EmmiLsburg will be held Sunday j morning. September 12 For tho past five weeks Ihe con- gregation has hold divine service.- j in the Sunday school room of the Pan.sh House During this term, tho church building has been repaired and repainted in.sido. tho pcw.s have been rcfmi.shod, the flour .st lined and varnished and Ki-t yards of new carpet placed in the chancel and aisles i The first service since July 25. wa.s held in the church Sunday, and the services in rodedication and I celebrating the renea-od church will j be hold th" following Sunday. Sop-j tombcr 12 beginning at o'clock, j The present Lutheran church building is 14 years old; it was built in 1797 and the original building is .still .standing, although additions IIHVO boon added and extensions made from time to time. Labor Day Week-End Accidents Reach 2.33 Washington. Sepl. 6 Treasury authorities estimated to- day that income tax collections this month will total largest September collections since and about over September a year ago. Income fixes may be paid in four the 15th of March, June, September and December. Many corporations and wealthy in- dividuals take advantage of this provision to save interest on their money. Officials said their estimate for this month was based on collection trends established since the 1936 revenue wont into effect. This law increased levies on upper bracket individual incomes. Weather Record iv ir badly A cu.stom.s union. per- mitted goods to bo .sen! free of duty, in tho early cMilury fiom one .section of CJcrmanv to another. By Tho Associated Press Labor week-end accidents left at le.i-i 23H men, women and children do id 1 )d-iy, with thousands more mjii., J. Automobile accidents were rc- 1 .sponsiblo for 179 of the deaths at tho end of the second day of the I throe days holidav. Brownings cl'ii mod 22 livos and miscellaneous causes accounted for 32. Tho accident toll for tho Labor I Day week-end last year was 271. Precipitation for 24 hours end- ing at 5 p. m. inch. Precipitation, September to date .42 inch. Precipitation from 5 p. m. yester- day to 7 a. m. today, not included in September inch. Normal September precipitation inches; actual, September, inches. Excc.ss in 1937 precipitation to September inches. High temperature High tempar.iture year Low temperature list Low temperature a year Sun sets 34 p. m. Sun rises a. m. Moon rises a. m. Moon sets p m. Condition of and Monocacy muddy. NEWSPAPER!   

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