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Daily Mail, The (Newspaper) - September 9, 1947, Hagerstown, Maryland Day by Day bottles window panes and credited Juven police will be asked to round them up weather warm and humid today and wednesday. Vol. Xix no. 212, Hagerstown md., tuesday september a 1947. Single copy 5 cents. Steamer explodes fear scores killed affidavit part upheld by court Federal judge holds that provision is constitutional. Port Worth Tex., sept. 9 the first such ruling on the Taft Hartley Law Federal dist. Judge t. Whitefield Davidson yesterday upheld the requirement that labor unions file affidavit that their officers Are not communists. The judge declared that the non communist provision is fully con consistent and proper. The ruling wag made at a hearing involving the Oil workers International Union he held that the Cio had not complied with the Law thus the Oriu did not Hare recourse to the Norb. The Oriu had filed a petition seeking to Force regional Norb director Edwin a. Elliott to count ballots in an election of workers of the deep Oil development co., of Wichita Falls Tex. The Constitution guarantees a representative form of govern judge Davidson declared and it is consistent and proper to throw restraint around any organization by denying privileges to those who would destroy this form of Davidson ruled that the Owitz was not eligible for certification As a bargaining unit because the Cio failed to comply with the prov Ision of the Taft Hartley Law which requires filing of non communist affidavits. In Chicago Al president Wil Liam Green said that he believed top Al leaders would sign non communist affidavits in order to use the National labor relations Board in jurisdictions fights with rival unions. A decision was put off by the executive Council until Friday morn ing Green said to permit a Legal continued on Page 2 humidity will continue Here it s not hot from temperature standpoint Points out j. A. Miller. Although the Mercury for Sev eral Days now has t reached the 90 a Hagerstown is due for two or three More of those it in t the heat it s the humidity Days. Yesterday the temperature did t get above 86, and last night it dropped to 70 but there was much complaint heard everywhere about the sultry weather. There s been some rather hot weather Here in past septembers or. Miller pointed out. But on most of tace be occasions it was without the High humidity that has prevailed Here in recent weeks. one occasion on september 1, 1915, or. Miller recalls the Mer Cury shot up to 103 at his Keedysville station and on three other occasions it reached 100, once As late As september 12, and in 192? on the last Day of september the Mercury soared to 92. But then we be also had some weather during this month said the Veteran weather Man. He recalled that on two occasions on september 26. 1943, and on september 29. 1942, the temperature dipped to 29, three de frees below freezing. Several showers during the Early hours today produced but ,05 of an Inch of rain reported or. Miller. Temperatures headed for near the too Mark again today in Many parts of the Southwest and mid West. The Mercury climbed to 105 pc Stercay at Clinton. Mo., for the highest Mark in the heat Belt .104 at Vichy to 102 Kansas City 101 at Sioux City. And St. Louis and 100 in Omaha and Quincy. 111. Cooler weather spread Over the Rocky mountains the Dakotas and Western Nebraska and was expected to extend into parts of Minne Sota and Michigan. Wisconsin and upper weather forecast Maryland and Virginia mostly sunny warm and humid in the Interior today and wednesday. Fair tonight Delaware rather Cloudy tonight and wednesday. Continued humid with no important change in temperature. West Virginia fair tonight and wednesday. A Little warmer. Use firehouses clubs on defiant jewish refugees aboard vessel Hamburg Germany sept. 9, troops using clubs and fire hoses emptied today the last of three transports Xvi cd brought the exodus 1947 jews to Germany. Some kicking screaming jews their Heads bloodied in 90 minutes of fighting aboard were carried bodily from the transport the Runnymede Park after a sit Down strike against Landing. A preliminary British report on casualties showed 24 jews including seven women hospitalized and three British soldiers sent to hospitals with injuries. Correspondents on the dockside counted at least six jewish men with bleeding Heads carried Down the gangplank and about 20 others including women borne c of face downward As if unconscious. The violence attending the unloading of the Runnymede Park contrasted with the peaceable debarkation of the refugees aboard the Empire rival earlier. The first few the hours trans ports the Ocean Vigour was Emp tied with some violence yester Day. Vans and trains left the a futile attempt to reach pales Tine aboard the exodus 1947 from the port of sete France. The steel helmeted troops under took the forcible disembarkation of the jews aboard the Runnymede Park after the passengers rejected two ultimatums to leave peaceably. Inside the Poppendorf Camp where the passengers of the Ocean Vigour had been taken refugees were heard singing in chorus and Sii Outing slogans. A Short time before the British had effected the peaceable disembarkation of 1.481 jews from the second of the three transports the Empire rival. One of the two men dragged Down the gangplank with blood spurting from head wounds was reported to have been a Veteran zionist Leader who had urged the refugees to the when he was dragged from the ship the number of jews deciding Ham j to leave peaceably increased notice Burg docks with the refugees for ably. Most of them were drenched displaced persons quarters in the area nearby. Thus was completed another phase in the Odyssey which began july 10 whet the jews began from the streams of water played into the holds. Those who came quietly were continued on Page 2 much building outside City City water department has put in 160 services outside City limits. A Survey made of records of the City water department gives a partial Tipoff of the extent of new Home construction in Hagerstown and in areas outside the corporate limits during the last 16 months. The water department installed 331 new services during that period 160 of which were outside the City limits. 160 were in residential and other new buildings located along the City s water Mains leading either to Williamsport. Smithsburg. Funkstown or the Middleburg Pike to the Airport. The other 171 water sen ices were in new properties erected in Hagers town proper during the last 16 months. The records do not include serv ices installed in the towns of Williamsport. Smithsburg and funks town which operate their own water systems purchasing the water in bulk from Hagerstown. Nor do they include the Many new dwellings erected during the 16 month period in Rural areas where City water is not available. Complains of boys breaking lights Paul h. Dullabaum. Commercial manager of the City Light Plant complained to police today of boys breaking shades and bulbs out of lights at the Corner of Jefferson Street and Brookline Avenue it was also reported that residents of the neighbourhood have turned the names of several boys Over to police. Vernon Ayers 331 Mont Valla Avenue reported to police the Lar Ceny of a Bike from the Henry theater Alley last night held in theft of automobile Emmitsburg Man nabbed by Fri and state police took car across line. Charged with transporting a stolen car across a state line. J. An Thony wills about 34. Emmitsburg waived a hearing before in. S. Commissioner c Welles Little today and was ordered held in 000 Bond for u. S. Federal court action. Wills was arrested on August 12 by state trooper Kenneth Bond assisted by the Fri at a Mountain Shack that commanded a View of the Road approaching his hideout it was reported that when Fri agents approached the Shack wills fled into the Woods to the rear of the building where trooper Bond awaited. Wills wag charged with trans porting the car owned by Harry c. Hewitt of it. St Mary s College from Emmit Churg md., to Waynesboro. A. Car was Stolon on july 3. D. F. Shorb of Thurmont. Drives 1932 Auto but tosses about Bills freely Hermosa Beach calif., sept. 9 up there s an Anonymous philanthropist in Hermosa Beach with a penchant for Bills and a fondness for three Welcome words. Keep the newsboy Edward 15. Re ported the Man bought a paper from him yesterday handed him a Bill and said those words. A few hours later. Flora killings Worth is year old waitress said she served a Man about 30 or 35 years old breakfast and was paid with a Century note and the same Happy phrase. Police said he s the same Man who tipped another waitress and a cab Driver ?100 each and Tore up three Bills the other night. The Only clue to his identity offi cers said is that he drives a 1932 car. Mentzer murder hearing Friday petition for writ with drawn today when hearing Date set. Gerald Mentzer 25. Warfordsburg pa., charged with the murder of an infant will be Given a preliminary hearing before magistrate j. Ross file at Clear Spring on Fri Day evening Mentzer has been at the Washington county jail since labor Day where he was arrested when he came to the jail to visit Dorothy Mccarty. 24, Hancock who is awaiting november grand jury act Tion on a charge of murder of an infant. A petition for a writ of Hareas Corpus scheduled to be heard by judge Joseph d. Mish this morning was withdrawn by Mentzer s at Torney after an agreement was reached with the state on a Date for Mentzer s preliminary hearing. Dorothy Mccarty was arraigned in August on a charge of murder ing her own child and was held for action of the november grand jury. She waived preliminary hearing. The body of her one Day old in Fant was found in a shoe Box on August 2 at Hancock in the abandoned c and o canal bed. Mentzer whom the Mccarty woman described As her boy Friend admits that he was the father of the child according to sheriff Joseph d. Baker. Given stiff Fine after resisting policeman in Square John Hafer 28, South Potomac Street charged with being drunk and disorderly and resisting arrest was fined a total of and costs or 50 Days in jail when he was convicted by magistrate Harry e. Snyder today. Patrolman John Lillard said Hafer was acting in a disorderly manner on the Public Square about Midnight last night and that when he told him to go Home Hafer at tempted to grab his service Revol Prevoli idly arrested and held in the and called him a number of same Case. Bad names. Bulletin one Hurt in station fire an attendant was painfully burned and the Stacy Esso station at South Potomac and Wilson Boulevard was menaced by fire Early this afternoon. The Blaze was quickly brought under control. A truck which being serviced was damaged by the fire. A general alarm brought Al of the local fire fighting equip ment to the scene p. M. I according to spectators from near the scene of the Blaze the j fire apparently started in the j room where cars Are serviced j and spread rapidly. I Tan attendant identified As i Lawrence Cunningham was burned and he was rushed in an ambulance to the Hospital. J new rent Board must be named report of previous appointees received from Washington. The refusal of four members of the five Man advisory Board to the Hagerstown rent control office to serve in that capacity will be Dis cussed by Walter r. Heath Mary land rent director with officials of the new York regional office Tomor Row it was reported today by the local rent control office. Hagerstown rent director w. Fred Young commenting today on the refusal of the four men to serve on the Board said he released the names to the press As they were Given to him by the washing ton office and that it was his As sumption that the men had been contacted by a representative of the governor. In a later memorandum he said he Learned that the men whose names were handed him by the Washington office were to be con flier credited with expose bombing plans Young american sad joined jewish gang to foil the plot. Paris sept. 9 Young american flier credited with having saved London from being bomb i de by jewish propaganda pamphlets was hidden away today somewhere in England where he was flown by the Raf presumably for his own Protection. He is Reginald Gilbert. 24-year old Birmingham ala., native who was said by French police to have joined the jewish for the Freedom of so called Stern foil plans to wage French free flier Reginald Gilbert 24 year old u. S. Flier was released from custody by French officials in the alleged plot to drop Stern gang leaflets on London. Authorities de a War of nerves against Britain in official comment but the eluding a pamphlet bombing of the j Best information was that British capital. The flier had worked with police to police said they feared for the j frustrate the leaflet plan flier s life if the Stern gang Ever caught up with him. Friends of the Pilot said he had been placed under the Protection of Scotland Yard until he could be returned to America. Nine persons Are in the custody of French police As a result of Gilbert s alleged espionage including rabbi Baruch Korff 33, alleged Leader of the bomb plot who was on a self described hunger strike until i have Beel freed by French police. Korff was charged under a 1939 decree forbidding the Possession of pamphlets of foreign origin of a nature to undermine the defense of the coun conviction on this charge carries a sentence of one to five years. Gilbert told friends he Strung along with the plotters for ten Days with full knowledge of Scotland Yard and French police. The at Tfir closed in on the group Satur Day just before the Takeoff for the the flier also told friends the plot included the dropping of explosive bombs made with fire extinguishers but French officials said they had found no sign of acted by his office and asked if i such explosives. They would serve. Police issued a communique As or. Young said that assuming the setting that one of their own men men had been already contacted he released the names to the press according to instructions from Washington and that he did not note a later memorandum advising continued on Page 2 county boy is bitten by Snake seven persons treated emergency room for minor injuries. In j. Franklin was bitten by Hull Clear Spring. A Snake yesterday youths advised to return to school Washington. Sept. 9 rotary of labor Schwellenbac to Day advised youths of High school age who have been working this summer to return to their school ing. A Good education is a Young worker s Best recommendation on j lot during the War Gilbert flew 126 the Job Market sch Ellen Bach said in a and it will lifelong dividends not Only to him in increased Job satisfaction but to society through his greater contribution As a citizen and a worker. It is shortsighted in my opinion to quit school and had managed to gain the plotters Confidence. Korff and the eight other suspects appeared before judge Fer nand Polleti yesterday. Upon Leav ing the courtroom Korff raised hip j hand in the a sign and shouted pictures pictures at the photographers. Gilbert s friends said the flier told them he went directly to the British embassy to report after a meeting with Korff at which he was asked to Pilot the rabbi s plane. The raid on London wag to have been timed to coincide with the debarkation of the exodus of 1947 jews at Hamburg. Friends said that As a it. S. I afternoon and rushed to the Washington county Hospital where he was treated in the emergency room and admitted for observation. His condition this morning was re ported Good by officials in the Nurs ing office seven persons were treated in the emergency room of the hos Pital for injuries suffered in minor mishaps. Donald Cross 55 Elizabeth Street mashed the end of his Finger cranking a car and was taken to the emergency room of the hos Pital where the Finger was treated. The patient was dismissed. Jonas Eshelman Williamsport. Mashed the end of his thumb lift ing a Stone. A rays were taken at the Hospital but no Bones were broken. Treatment was administered by attendants. Card Friesel Warfordsburg pa., fell while roller skating and a rays were taken of his left Elbow. A cast was applied to the injured area and a Sling provided. Excursion lists Are among victims Island Queen five Decker excursion Steamer explodes and is destroyed by fire at Pittsburgh Dock fear heavy casualties. Pittsburgh sept. 9, proud five Decker excursion steam Island Queen exploded and was destroyed by fire at her Monongahela River Dock today causing casualties estimated unofficially at from three to 60 dead. Melvin Stanley associated press traffic Bureau chief at Pittsburgh who arrived at the scene a few minutes after the blast said the Island Queen is one solid mass of red flames from the water to the top of the boat. The heat fire apparatus from downtown stations rushed to the site. Water jews demonstrate in Hamburg Square Hamburg Germany. Sept. 9 jewish displaced persons demonstrated in Ham Burg Square today against the Landing of the exodus 1947 Refu gees in Germany but dispersed after a clash with about 500 Ger Man police led by a British colonel. A witness said the police who were not armed manhandled some jews in their efforts to Force the crowd to move along. The throng broke up in mid morning and All but a handful of the police were withdrawn. The displaced persons demonstrated earlier at the Hamburg quayside where the exodus refugees were disembarked from three transports. Robert f Smith 42s Salem Avenue fell out of a tree and was taken Hospital where attendants examined the patient after which a rays were taken of his right Arm. A hair pin splint was applied. George Walker. 39 Bethel Street was hit by an Auto yesterday suf Fering abrasions of his left Elbow. A rays were taken of his nose and Skull disclosing no fractures. Missions Over Europe and shot Down nine German planes. French police officials were chagrined at the revelation of Gil Bert s part in foiling the plot we wanted to get him out of France before that fact became known an officer of the surety National Headquarters said. Auto lotteries held illegal a Virginia District warn but local option pre Vail in Maryland. Food prices Are still going up new a time High hit yesterday in Staple commodities. Chicago sept. Shrinking food Dollar was being dragged through the wringer again today by a somewhat general and Vance in Staple commodity prices. Except for a reduction of five cents a Pound retail for Margarine j in new York the general trend was upward in the faster moving race for economic adjustment. For the fourth consecutive Day the associated press Index of 35 wholesale commodities reached an other new All time High yesterday at 192.26, compared with the 1926 base year of 100. Included in the continued advances were meat Coffee butter tallow eggs and Corn. Moreover the whole Dairy Outlook was far from a pretty picture As described by Russell Fifer executive Secre tary of the american butter Institute. The Dairy Industry Fifer said is going into the Winter with an exceptionally Low Supply of butter and Cream in storage and with two percent less milk cows than a year ago. Since the Peak milk production in 1944. He added the number of milk cows has dropped seven per cent while consumer population was played on the flames from fire boats. The blast occurred before sever Al Hundred excursion lists were to Board the ship for an afternoon ride past the Pittsburgh Point and Down the Ohio River to suburban Sewickley. Smokestacks and upper decks started caving in As flames devoured the wooden Structure. Nickolas sorg a Western Union messenger who was three blocks from the said it picked me up and threw me Down on the 10 year Survey under Way Here since the Start of the War has in some wheat will produce twice As much As others test reveals first report on Experiment made on William Eck farm near this City shows one variety diced 28 bushels to acre other 14.2 bushels. Experiments conducted on a j october because of the hessian Washington county farm in the Fly and other factors same soil have revealed that some j the varieties sown on the Eck j Raffles on automobiles or other merchandise were held illegal by both Virginia and District of col j creased Many of them Umbria authorities but in Maryland i now in heavy milk drinking where local option on the subject prevails county commissioners Are butter climbed another cent a Pound on the new York and Chica Given discretion on the licensing j go mercantile exchanges yesterday of organization Raffles. Varieties of wheat will produce Al most twice the amount of Grain As others. County agent Mark Miller has just received from the University of Maryland Extension service a final compilation of the results of the wheat variety test conducted on the farm of William Eckstine near Hagerstown. november 6 of last year As an Experiment for Washington county a Field on the Eckstine farm was seeded in alternate strips with six varieties of wheat including the Type normally grown by or. Eck Stine. The lateness of the seeding had a noticeable effect on the final yield of certain types but the Experiment still shows a graphic Pic Ture of the wide variation in yield of different types of wheat in the same Noil and climate. The re Ommen ried time for planting wheat it Between the first Tod eighth of in both Virginia and the District of Columbia it was pointed out. The fact that the Raffles Are con ducted by charitable organizations does not make them Legal. The Virginia Law provides in to new peaks for the year. Eggs advanced to 60 cents a dozen wholesale Here and porterhouse Steak hit a Pound at new York retail outlets. Probably foreshadowing further retail pork Price hikes hogs hit a prison ment not exceeding one year new All time High of a Hun and of fines not exceeding the District Law sets punishment of Stine farm were red imprisonment up to three years and Early maturing smooth wheat widely used in Virginia Kittany Penn Sylvania bearded variety popular in the coastal Plain and Valley areas of Maryland Mam Moth bearded variety Sim Ilar to Kittany and used in the same areas widely used smooth variety in Mary land grown mostly in Piedmont areas smooth variety which has been replacing Lapland in some areas and or. Eckstine s own Lapland . From the results of three replications to eliminate the error due to variation of soil in different parts of the Field an of both Grain and was obtained for each Type of wheat. These results Are not too Conlu so because this is the first year such an Experiment at continued on 2 of fines up to in two Maryland counties. Mont Gomery and Prince Georges some lotteries offering prizes in Merchan Dise Are licensed. In some said Vir Ginia governor tuck charitable or other reputable organizations apparently have participated innocently in these affairs with the Pur pose of raising funds for a worthy governor tuck called upon Citi Zens to report to their local Law enforcement agencies immediately any lotteries Raffles or other Ille Gal operations. Divorce suit filed Robert c. Howard filed suit for divorce from Kathleen m. To. ,-r.i in court this morning. The total number of divorces to s for the month of september. Continued on Page 2 business office of Hospital moved the original location of the Busi Ness offices of the Washington county Hospital has been changed and space has been provided for a supplementary waiting room on the second floor it was reported this morning. The equipment and personnel have been moved to the office left of the main corridor directly opposite the old location. Men s auxiliary new York sept. 9 Queens Ost 1515 of the american legion will install an auxiliary sept. The Man s auxiliary of 1515." the Post s members Are ill women veterans of world War 2. National Board of fire underwriters Check conditions Here. The National Board of fire underwriters is making its 10-year Survey in Hagerstown. Four engineers beaded by Edward a Eloner. new York City representing the Board will spend the next several weeks Here inspecting the City s fire fighting facilities water Supply Etc. The National Board is employed by the Stock fire insurance companies of the country and upon the report is based the fire insurance rates for this City. The last Survey was made Here in 193s. Yesterday one of the engineers inspected the City s water pumping station on the Potomac River an other is making an inspection of the City s fire department. Fir alarm system including signals Etc. Another Engineer is checking building code structures and zoning conditions. The report of the National Board is turned Over to the Maryland rating Bureau which fixes fire Durance rates for communities in this state. Children credited with preventing train derailment Cincinnati sept. 9 action of a band of youngster saved the Baltimore and Ohio rail Road Cinci Natian from almost certain derailment yesterday Al Cozaddale in neighbouring Warren county Engineer Fred l. Dean of Chillicothe. O., said today. Dean told newsmen he slowed the train Down after firemen George Myers also of Chillicothe shouted a warning. He said band of children came running up tracks waving their arms. I threw on the emergency he said and it was jus in time. The train roiled to a Stoi less than 50 feet from a big truck stalled on the tracks it was loaded with five or sir tons of Coal. Without it Dou act f would have been enough to cause the Cinci Natian which runt daily Between Baltimore and Cinnoti had five loaded coaches and several

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