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   Daily Mail, The (Newspaper) - December 27, 1939, Hagerstown, Maryland                                DAY BY DAY little land of decent while appreciating your alto nteds your active and material Subscribe at In Cloudy and continued oold Thure day not to Uliy by Mm pubitifeiBf M at the DECEMBER SOVIETS RESUME AERIAL ATTACKS President To Ask Another Huge National Defense Fund NO FIGHT IS ANTICIPATED OVER AMOUNT Than Two Billion To e Recommended To Expand All Forces 27 Congress will be asked to ap prove another recordbreaking fund for national defense at the coming session and indica tions today are 4hat it will accede without much of a Congressmen with military ideas of ttieir may provoke greater controv ersy than the outlay of more than which President Roosevelt said he would recommend to finance the army and navy for the year starting July Before the new session is a week two House committees will study proposals designed to make the navy the mightiest armada the world has ever Both are like ly to provide forums for propon ents of possibly twice big as any now Chairman Vinson DGa Jan uary 8 tentatively for the House Naval committee to begin hearings on a proposed expan sion of the This would pro vide for 95 new 31 aux iliary vessels and additional Although Roosevelt was re ported authoritatively to have I ashed about from the estimates of both the army and there were Indications that the total would be at least 000 and possibly above the current years peacetime rec ord Of about Ncv Continued on Page 10 MISS HENSELL NOTTO SAIL Local Girl Decides Not To Test Neu trality A dispatch from Paris today re ports there will be no pigs In theconstitutionality of the United States law banning belliger ent liners to Americans when a French steamer sails for New York one ofvthese days from somewhere in thirty Americans who or iginally resolved to brave fines and Federal Prison under stipula tions of the neutrality only two prospective wo persisted in their decis ion to sail yesterday two also backed Miss Hester of Hagers told a Paris steamship agency that her mother had asked her not to The other a Tucker from Trieste and New admitted that she hart capi tulated in the face of what Federal agents indicated would awnit her at the New York Sees Little Son Fatally Injured SAN 27 David Williamson glanced In the rear view mirror of his auto mobile and saw his 8yearold son fatally rear door had swung open and little David was clinging grimly to a The Oakland advertising man braked as smoothly as he could but the car passed over an obstruction as he steered It onto the highway David felt beneath a rear He died enroute to a RADCUFFE AND BRUCE COMING Senator And Prospective Primary Opponent To Meet Here Tomorrow Senator George Radcliffe and Democratic National Commit teeman Howard who at pres ent will be primary opponents next May for the Democratic Sena torial will be among the distinguished guests at the an nual Christmas party of the Demo cratic Organization Club at the Ma sonic Temple tomorrow Club President William announced this morning that both Senator Radcliffe and Bruce had wired their intention to be Senator Millard Tydings wired of his inability to attend as did Governor both plead ing pressing prior in addition to Senator Radcliffe and Democratic leaders from nil sections of Maryland have accepted invitations to attend the Representative William Byrcn will be presentas will sever al other national including former Congressman David The distinguished guests will be entertained prior to the Masonic Temple party at an informal meet ing of the Board of Governors of the Club ni the Hotel The Board MIll also elect officers for the ensuing year prior to the Christmas The committee on arrangements reported this morning that plans were complete for the gathering and bat indications in spite of weather conditions are that several thous and will be on Admission will be by ticket which can be ob tained from district leaders and of ficials of the Tn addition to a fine buffet lunch eon ot country ham and all the nn excellent pro gram of entertainment is being ar ranged together with short ad dresses from distinguished LEADER DIES 27 Robert Kiugslcy former president of the Delaware Industrial Accident Board and former chair man of the Kent county Republican died SCOUTING FLIGHTS 27 ip German scouting flights made in sixite of low hanging clouds caused noon air raid alarms in northern France to but the alarms ended 20 min utes later without WEATHER Weather Bureau Maryland Snow in portion and cloudy precodod by snow in cast portion tonight continued oold tonight Thursday partly cloudy and not so cold with snow flurries in northwest RYV Snow followed by olomty tonight irominuorl c foniRhi Thursday partly Hondy and trot so rold winds becoming FREDERICK FAIR SHOWS NET The IJKW Frederick Fair netted a of Guy sec announced The money will he used to erect a new horse Motter says the Frederick Fair Association has reduced its indebt edness in the last fi The debt today is NO PLACE LIKE JAIL FOR THIS OLD MAN William walked in to Central Police said he vras was booked on a vag rancy charge and slept in a warm Next morning tbe judge dismiss ed the charge but it was snowing and Mahoney came right he could you change that to five Ive got an old age pension check coming in five days and if T could stay in jail until then be much oblig The judge EVIDENCE TO JURY 27 General Frank Murphy said lod evidence of sabotage and espionage in Flint and will be presented next week In Washington to a special grand jury NAMED has BRITISH PLAN MINE BARRAGE ALONG CO AST Announce Wide Extension Of Operations Answer To German Plague 27 Britains answer to the plague of erman mines off the British coast is a 500mile charted mine field extending from the Orkney Is ands to the Straits of Theadmiralty announced that mines would be laid in a strip 30 to 40 miles wide and about eight miles off shore to guard coastal shipping Torn mines laid by the Germans without notice in the North Sea out side territorial waters off the Brit sh The British mine belt thus would be an inner screen behind which ships could move in relative A neutral naval attache said it also would protect British warships In port from submarine Presumably the British mines would prevent the laying of Ger man mines by submarines or sur face craft between the British belt and ttte The admiralty did not indicate the number or types of mines to be but naval sources estimated that more than would be re Coastwise mine fields have been naintained since midSeptember off the Thomas in the Straits of and in a 20 by 85 nile belt off Flamborougn near A British mine field also extends along the German coast from Den nark to the covering entrances to the German Sea and air bases of Helgoland and The admiralty said it believed rermany had mined a rectangular area in the North Sea from 75 miles off Jutlandsouthward to the Neth Overlapping of the rival nine fields WHS considered prob A squadron of Australian avia orn and mechanics which arrived in England yesterday will given brief active training before receiv ing war Local Took Both Exa Jofteph Bene Wim Appointment To Naval Joseph Boousboro whose appointment to the United States Naval Academy was announced yesterday by Represen tative William is son of William a graduate of the 139 class of tne Boonsboro High and one of a family of five Friends and former teachers of the youth regard him as possessed of exceptional mental attainments and are confident he will be a credit to Washington He is a nephew of John Holly vicepresident and trust of ficer ot the Nicodemns National Young Hollyday took the exami nations for both West Point and the Naval Academy and won out with a high He is one of four named to the service acade mics by Representative Wal ter of Takoma was appointed to West while William of and Carey Kent Battery were named to Representative Byron yesterday also named Richard Ha as an alternate to Grant and John Hagerstown as an alternate to Young Martin was named first The four togethei with their alternates wil be the guests of Representative Byron at the Capitol for the opening ses sion of Congress next DRIVER CONFESSES CHKSTRRTOWNv 2 Attorney Harrison W said today Austin Naylor had drivinc a hiTrrrrr r that Edward Finnish Invasion Of Russia Said To Rank Among Epics Of Warfare Folk Of Land Of Thousand Lakes Mere ly Repeating History Of Twelve Centuries Fresh Successes Reported By By DtWITT MACKENZIE audacious invasion of Rus sia by the fighting who are thrusting boldly eastward in an ef ort to cut the LeningradMur mansk railway upon which the ommunists largely depend to move supplies to the frozen battlezone of the Arctic must rank among the epics of warfare Still this is merely an echo of daring deeds of the for hardy folk of the land of a thous and lakes have been making red lood history for twelve maybe more as the crow of time And history is in a way re peating for often in the they have taken up arms o defend the thin soil which they lave had to till with so much labor ut which they love the more for Again too the Russians are The world little thought when the Communists invaded Finland on November 30 that the tiny repub ics army of some combat troops could withstand the military avalanche let loose by Yet almost weeks have and the pugnacious Finns not only are still standing up to their huge nemy like a bantam rooster raising his hackles to a rangy fighting but the defenders have been winning their war thus Time and again the ghostly fig ures of the Finns in their white suits have swept across the snows on their skis like phantoms to re pulse the Not yet have the discomfited Rus sians been able to pass the Man nerheim line on the Karelian isth They have been driven back from their attempt to sever Finland at the And reports from the Norwegian border in the far north have described the Rus sian retreat as approaching a ca though we still have much to learn about that Fresh Finnish successes are re ported in todays The taking these feats in remark that they think they can hold out Indefinitely if they get quick supplies of antiair craft guns and Just like some of the desired sup plies already have been delivered by air by various and other help is on its the folk of Finland will need all their optimism and for Russia reportedly is preparing to send a fresh army of picked troops to crush the All in all the history which the Finns are writing now so graphical ly far surpasses what they have done Their defense is hav ing a profound reaction right around the They are giving an entirely new twist to the Europ ean DIES GROUP IN ARGUMENT Hem hers Of Committee Said To Disagree Over Report Of Congress Members of the Dies Committee were said today to be in disagree ment over the report of their in vestigations of tinAmerican activi ties which must be presented to the House next Authoritative sources said that the preliminary submitted to the committee by Chairman Dies was being altered dras tically by one member who object ed to emphasis placed on certain references to An argument was reported brew over the question of wheth er the committee should Include recommendations for legislation to curb subversive A year ago Dies prepared a simi lar report containing proposals for registering aliens and a public rec ording ot members and activities of such organizations as the com munist They were dropped at the last when some committeemen suggested that their inclusion might influence some House members to oppose continuing the committee on the theory that the investigation had been The committee will expire Janu ary but Dies already has intro duced legislation which would ex tend it for at least one more He said that if he obtained the proper cooperation from gov the committee might require as as he said about would be Appeal Is Made To Feed The Birds The snowfall is heavy enough to make it Impossible for birds to find natural thus it is neces sary to place food for them in sheltered spots In the countryside and also In gardens and wherever birds Farmers and sportsmen clubs are requested to feed the quail and other winter birds while the same request Is made of citizens to care for the feathered friends around their homes while snow covers the Fine bread table can be Marylanders Not Ready To Retire HOG PRICES UP 27 prices clmbed 10 to 20 cents today in a fairly active tbe top rising to Receipts in the open market totaled more than but pack era received only in direct PAYS BIG PINE Roy operator of a beer tavern at SOT Elizabeth paid a fine of and costs to Magis trate Bosietter in city court this morning after being found sniil ty of selling beer to a a 20 yearold Social Security Manager Finds Many Want To 27 Marylanders arent falling over themselves to quit work and retire on social security at was the way Luth er manager of the Balti more field office of the Social Secur ity figured out early an swers to a board Jobholders In the city and and Howard and Anne Arundel counties first showed a 9 to 1 disposi tion to bold their positions instead of resigning to apply for Becker but officials expect the ratio to go down rapidly Under the amended Social Secur ity persons employed in jobs covered by the statute and who ap ply for benefits must halt work af ter reaching 65 or take their bene fits and accept a salary of less than a month from the amended act takes effect next Becker explained that covered by tbe statute may ta jobs in a business not covered by social security regulations and draw the benefits puty tor tfct DIVORCE Mary CathftrinA tbrongh John nVd sirit in j today for a divorce from William J BULLET BLAMED FOR EXPLOSION 27 Police theorized today that the explosion of approximate ly 200 pounds of dynamite that blew five Coboes youths to bits was caus ed by a rifle bulleL As identification of tbe parts o bodies ame hours alter tbe blast late Thomas Quisr a told ho Tbe tnd FOLLOWING IN WAKE OF SNOW Swirling Storm Blankets All Maryland And Other Sec tions Of Nation A heavy snoMstorm reaching a ix inch depth in some and reezing temperatures gave Mary and its first real taste of winter Zero weather Is expected to ollow In the wake of the Part of a general snow from western states to the eastern sea the storm swirled across Maryland to leave a sixinch fall by midmorning in the Cumberland with fine flakes still he Baltimore Weather Bureau pre licted it would last throughout the At 10 oclock this morning the storm somewhat abated here but predictions are more snow will fol ow later in the Paul Os Chewsvllle report d a fall of three to four tbe heaviest fall since January when three and a half inches Oswald reported the snow tarted to fall here about 5 The temperature dropped during he night to 16 and had climbed nly two points by Yesterdays high was 40 and low The Potomac Edison Company busses operating closeto schedule with a minimum of trou ble on the Williamsport trolley Continued on Page 10 REPORT STATE ROADSOPENED Near 200 Pieces Of Snow Equipment At Work Over State Roads Commission reported today all Maryland roads were despite a blanket of snow from a half inch in the Salisbury area to six inches or more n Western During the night and early morn pieces of snow removal equipment were put into with the heaviest concentration in Western and Southern North of three inches of snow and 23 plows were in ac The commissions assistant chief engineer said that even if the snow there little likeli lood that there would be any ser ious disruption of Cumberland Has SixInch Snow Traffic Operating A Lit tle Snow 27 Cumberland tristate area was blanketed with a six inch snow at S oclock this morn The fall of very fine flakes The Blue Ridge Transportation Company reports busses running about an hour late although t snow was said to be less deep east of Cumberland had a low tempera tnre of 22 Fourteen de grees 5 9 was the mini mum at Frost Twentytwo was reported at and bad Snow began falling at Maryland State Police said high ways are open and reported no ac Finns In Russia FINNS FIGHTING ON RUSSIAN SHORE SHELL RUSSIAN BATTLESHIP Pushing back the Russian invad Finnish troops fought their way onto Russian soil and toward the vital Murmansk over which Red troops in the north re ceive Shaded area indi cates Cross marks place where Finns crossed Reds claimed to have smashed Finnish defenses at MANY DIE IN EARTHQUAKE Whole Villages Are Reported Destroyed In North Anatolia Hun dreds were reported killed and whole villages destroyed in an earthquake which shook northern Anatolia early Four shocks were felt in Ankara between and today between 7 and 10 Accurate information of the dam age caused was not available because communications were Officials by late afternoon that reports indicated a major The quakes center apparently was along the Black Sea coast of Turkey in Heavy damage was reported at Si va s and Thousands were reported to have abandoned towns for the fear ing additional The government and relief agencies rushed aid to the affected which is from 100 to 250 miles east and northeast of Salvador SAX El Salvador 27 fairly heavy earth quake shook San Salvador at today frightening inhabitants but caus ing no damage Whether the shock caused dam age in the provinces is not yet The quake was the second for El Salvador within a few FINN CITIES ARE BOMBED TWICE TODAY Over Fifty Dropped Tammerf In Second Raid Of Dmy BUCKSHOT SHELLS SOUND AN ALARM Edward Kelly was awaken ed suddenly by sounds of she found a fire in Firemen put it Invostigating she found That shotgun shell in a set off by the had sounded the alarm probably saved the ANNAPOLIS LOOKS LIKE ARCTIC TOWN 27 An napolis awoke looking more like the capital of Alaska than ot Maryland Six inches of snow lay on level ground and jnore was steadily Tnterurban trains were running on hm highway traffic was badly The snow drifted RELIEF Seven additional contributions to tbe HeraldMail Finnish Fund have been received as follows and War ren Edward and Charles FIRST SLEIGH The first sizeable snow of the sea son brought out the first sleigh this morning all of the including the indispensable Citizens gasped In pleasure And with pleasant of for mer days as Charles Federal sported In this I winter was driving if and brown horse and It Reds Gathering To Launch New On 27 The Russian air force todafj struck repeatedly and vigor ously at vital Finnish munitions and other cities in a series of bombing Twelve bombers appeared over Tammerfors at 58 and dropped only a few but returned two hours later to shower at least 50 bombs on the Official reports said the suit was destruction of some one dead and The Important aeaport ot Turku Abo on the aouthwest coast wmt first by two planes and then by a squadron of Most of the 50 bombs dropped there frtt into the water Helsinki was visited by a enemy but apparently no bombs were Hameenllnna and other cities also sighted Russian bomben during the new of 17 Fresh Soviet Russian legions un der the command ot Joseph Stal ins personal friends were reported by the Finnish military commaad today to be marching Into the tral and Arctic fronts for new smashes against tbe stubborn Coming on the heels of reported Finnish drives as much as 60 nitot in some the Finnish north ern army headquarters said picked Red army soldiers werebe ing massed to counteract recent re The Russians have lost mea in the subzero cold of the Arctlt fighting the last three dis patches from the Finnish headqtiarw ters Russian strategy was foreseen bf military observers to be m renewed Continued on 10 Taxpayers Are Given Warning Substantial Interest Will Be Added On After January who have yet to pay their current county and state are reminded by County Treasurer Harry Keedy that thii is the last week to save substantial interest On January 1 interest of retroactive to September will be added to unpaid county taxes while an additional onehalt of a percent will be added to state bringing the Interest on state taxes to two County Treasurer Keedy also re minds auto owners that he receipt of application cards the Motor Vehicle Commlssloaeri office within the next few and that taxes should he at once to assure stamping of cards and no delay In new 14Q licenses in STftmt 17 J management of the before noon today to workers from the Company lice that Educational Society cf fTI flw V i   

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