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Hagerstown Morning Herald (Newspaper) - February 25, 1940, Hagerstown, MarylandGood morning the new clock atop City Hill Bai a tarted to Tell different kinds of time. Morning Herald weather forecast fair continued cold today. Tuesday increasing cloudiness slowly rising temperature. Vii Char i pm atm ims Hagerstown. Maryland monday. Ferri Ary 26, 1640 a . Awo Ciau Hingle Cory a cent russian forces near City of Calls for big cuts in the budget Economy group proposes Fotonee by melting slashes Relief reduction suggested by body lending corporations urged to return Money to Treasury Washington feb. 25 a the National Economy league proposed today that the Federal budget for 1940-41 be balanced by cutting $1,-745,000,000 from president Roosevelt a recommendations for Relief Public works and the farm program. Or. Roosevelt submitted to Congress a budget totalling $8,424,000. Too which on the Bania of estimated income would leave a deficit of $1,716,000,000 if All of his recommendations were carried out. These recommendations included imposing new taxes of $460,000.-000 for National defense and reducing the capital funds of government corporations by $700,000,000. Want Money returned the Economy league called also for the lending corporations to return $700,000,000 to the Treasury terming it a drawing on the surpluses a of lending corporations and suggested new taxes of $431,-000.000. The league a private organization with Headquarters in new York included its proposal in a study entitled. A must there he another it said its reductions had been Quot carefully diagnosed and substantiated by sound argument Quot and were not selected a at random to make a pleasing left intact were or. Roosevelt a estimates for National defense social Security and veterans payments. Lumping figures together in a form differing from that used by or. Roosevelt the league suggested Quot that the Relief appropriation be Cut from $1,433,000,000 to $603,000,-000, that the Public works fund be continued on Page t Man arrested As result of attack Frank Meas accused of assaulting tavern employee Hubert Stockslager 22, an employee of an East Franklin Street tavern was taken to the Washington county Hospital Early saturday morning for the treatment of head and body injuries alleged to have been inflicted by an irate Patron. According to sheriffs officers Frank Mease alias Shad Mease 35, South Mulberry Street entered the place at closing time Fri Day night and started to take a drink from a bottle. Stockslager warned him of the Midnight closing Rule and officers said Mease at tacked the employee. Mease was arrested late last night by sheriffs officers and City police on a warrant charging As Sault. Officers said Stockslager was kicked in the face and his Condl Don last night was regarded As More or Leas quadruple is Laid to rest Nauvoo ala., feb. 25 up a tiny Hope Short one of the quadruplets born near this North Alabama Hamlet last month was buried today in the red Clay of her native Winston county her Small White casket born on the shoulders of four Atn amp a boys. Hope died of bronchial pneumonia in Walker county Hospital at Jasper of a a ight 441 Days after she was born. Faith ii lid Franklin Hope s Quad Sisters and brother rested comfortably in their Bien Baton at the Quot Jasper Hospital visitors being barred for the Day. They Are in Good health. The Rev. Charles Nelson in his funeral Sermon said Hope had been Quot a Blessing to her Home her Village and in her Brief life hundreds jammed the Nauvoo first Baptist Church for the on waterway Spoo Dod by Ruttino Moscow fib. 25 up a construction of a new waterway link to connect the Bleck sea and the Baltic providing a cheaper direct route for social Ell ship Monte to Germany la being pushed by Rue Eia. The communist party newspaper pravda today reported the work wee in full Ewing and was expected to be finished by mid april. A ten mile linking canal la being excavated Between tributaries of the Vistula and Dnieper Rivera to create a vast waterway for the flow from Rue Siam soil Fields which reaches the Black sea through the Baku Batum pipe line to Germany. The canal with eight look in located about 50 Miles East of Lublin in former polish territory taken by Russia in the partition of Poland. It will units the Privet River which empties into the Dnieper and the Bug which joins the Vistula Northwest of Warsaw. The construction involves removal of about 1,500,000 cubic Yards of Earth. Clipper planes not to Stop at Bermuda Pon Amorico Ai Woyt announces discontinuance of eastbound Stop after March 15�?action follows Moil censoring address Diven on situation Arroa news commentator talks at Pomona Grange meeting members of the Pomona Grange of Washington county digressed some from the usual topics of agriculture to listen to a talk on the european situation on saturday afternoon at a quarterly meeting of the Grange held in the schoolhouse at big Pool with the Potomac Valley Grange As Host. Over sixty attended. All of the Granges were represented. Ross Macfarland Ellicott City. A news commentator was introduced in the afternoon by mrs. John d. Leat Herman lecturer of the Pomona Grange. Or. Macfarland. Who has travelled extensively in Europe gave a few of his views in regard to the present european struggle. He declared that he believed if the War ends soon that Germany would be the Victor. In this Case he believed Germany would to lie an overbearing attitude toward other countries. But if the War continues he believes Germany May win but would be too weak to take advantage of a Victory. By travelling in Germany and other countries the speaker gathered the impression he believes that Germany has some advantage Over the allies. He concluded by saying that if Turkey and Italy should go to War they will not War on the same Side. A general discussion followed the talk. Pomona master John d. Leather Man presided at the routine business session held in the morning. Dinner was served in the basement rooms of the new evangelical Church at big Pool with ladies of the Pomona Grange and of the ladies Aid of the Church in charge. The next quarterly meeting will be held at Hancock with the Hancock Grange As Host on saturday May 25. New York feb. 25 a a american airways announced today that its Trana at Antic Clipper planes after March 15 would not Stop on eastbound flights at Bermuda British Island which started censoring american a mails januray 18. The announcement of the action climaxing a storm of criticism last week in Congress Over censorship of the malls following publication of a report that Bermuda authorities had seized a consignment of mail by Force made no mention of the air mall or of censorship. The company attributed its decision to a better weather reporting service being made available to its Clipper captains by the United state government which has just placed two vessels in mid Atlantic to report the weather. West trip unchanged the route on westbound flights in which european mail bound for the United states also is censored will remain As at present the planes stopping at Bermuda. Pan american began making stops at Bermuda in route to the azores last october a an a a advisable a move in View of the War restriction on weather reports. The twice a week shuttle service of the company to the Island will not be affected by the change. The trans Atlantic clippers will return to their original route direct across the Atlantic to Holts. The azores. Followed from the time the service was established in my. 1939, until last october. The direct flight to Holts the azores will save the flying boats about five hours in the Atlantic crossing at least an hour of which is consumed in refuelling St Bermuda. Tara paragraphs the Stop at Bermuda by the trans Atlantic flying Boson wha in Nugura led at the request of Tho Bermuda Trade development Board. The company s Miou Cement made no mention of that limiting itself in a half dozen terse Para graphs to the statement that a with the improved weather service the intermediate Stop at Bermuda which has been scheduled since last october will no longer he publication last week of a news Story detailing the account of a witness of the seizure of 2.600 pounds of air mall at Bermuda on january 18 Quot at Bayonet Point a served to revive a smouldering controversy Over interference with United states malls. Some members of Congress stated Bermuda should he omitted As a Clipper Stop. Darrel s Island the Bermuda continued on Page 2 Waynesboro Man Hurt in Accident two automobiles collide on Solon Avenue Harry Aughinbaugh Waynesboro was reported injured last night in the collision of automobiles on Salem Avenue. Patrolman Fred Holden said he was unable to find Aughinbaugh at the Hospital or physicians offices but understood he was Cut about the head. Aughinbaugh was a passenger in the West bound car operated by Raymond Freshour 400 Block West Church Street. The East bound machine was operated by William Downey too Block East Baltimore Street. The cars were considerably damaged. Downey was charged by patrolman Holden with failure to give the right of Way. Shortly afterwards two automobiles collided about a Block further East on Salem Avenue but police were not asked to investigate. No one was drops to 22 degrees Here aided and abetted by Strong North Westerly wends the Mercury had scuttled Down to the 22-degree Mark by to of clock last night d. Paul Oswald government weather observer at Chewsville reported. Sundays maximum Reading was 44 degrees and the lowest yesterday morning was 25. On saturday the Mercury went from a minimum of 24 to a maximum of 43. There were traces of rain saturday and saturday night hut not enough to measure. Or. Mcclennan Dies Baltimore feb. 25 a it a or. Alexius . Former president of the medical and Chirurg ical faculty of Maryland and a past president of the University of Maryland alumni association died today. He was 68. Or Mcglennan suffered a heart attack last dec. 15, responded briefly to treatment Tut recently had a camera take from Auto a valuable camera was reported stolen from the automobile of i. D. Newcomer 2000 Block Virginia Over the week end. William Reese. 400 Block North Mulberry Street reported some cd nov and tobacco stolen from his parked car on North Locust Street saturday is started for refugee help new York. Feb. 25 up a a fundraising drive among americans ,"0 000,000 schoolchildren to finance Relief for War refugee children in other lands was announced today by Dorothy Canfield Fisher Vermont writer and educator. Mrs. Fisher said school administrators in 30 states had promised their support in carrying through the a children so crusade for children Quot which site said had a twofold purpose a first to help our american children through the tragic object lesson of what is going on in Europe and Asia become More fully aware of the often unrecognized blessings they enjoy in this democratic land and a second to give our children a a a Chance to express in the old fashioned decent american Way their sympathy for the homeless Var stricken children in other mrs. Fisher said the contributions would he allotted by a jury of award to representative Relief Given As Celebration end Secretary of state Cotrott a Drossos mooting of Elko several Hundred patriots pledged allegiance to the Flag of the United states yesterday afternoon As the Hagerstown Lodge of elks brought americanism week to a close with patriotic exercises in their spacious auditorium. Secretary of state Francis be Trott the orator of the afternoon delivered a stirring address in which he pointed out the sacrifices of patriots of conflicts dining and since the revolutionary War that the stars and stripes might wave Over a free America. Or. Petrotto spoke solely of americanism omitting entirely verbal attacks on the various foreign a a isms with which America is confronted at the present. A highlight of the exercises was the award of prizes to winners in the essay contest on a what America Means to awards were made As follows senior Louise. Mason big Pool Junior Virginia Willis 828 Mulberry Avenue elementary Mary defence 840 Maryland Avenue honorable mention Mary Katherine newcomer Smithsburg and Dolores Werking Hagerstown route 5. Awards were presented by John e. Frame past exalted ruler. Exalted ruler Frank m. Gallagher read an americanism week proclamation from Henry c. Warner grand exalted ruler. The same proclamation was read in elks services in All parts of America from Alaska to Panama. The proclamation read by sex Long starts new fight to keep Powers governor elect Rufus by to it Cognize com mitts action governor chosen state Secretary brother of Lott huty Long Morthole dwindling supporters Baton Rouge la., feb. 25 pm Louisiana a Long and bitter political Battle flared anew today when governor designate Sam la. Jones rejected the action of the a flame Duck democratic state Central committee in putting governor Earl k. Long Forward As candidate for Secretary of state in his official family. Jones last tuesday Defeated Long for the gubernatorial nomination on promises to Reform state politics and smash the old Liney p. Lion ii dictatorship and the state machine that supported Long. Rejects action the next governor said Iii a statement he would not abide by the unprecedented action of the state Central committee which Early today nominated Lour As the candidate for Secretary of state filling the Post vacated by the incumbent nominee e. A. Conway who died the Day before the Runoff primary. Quot i do not intend to abide by 51 votes of lame ducks a a deadheads a repudiated candidates and an indicted former governor Quot Jones said. A Pearl Long was rejected by the people on feb. 2ft. I accept the verdict of the people. Earl Long should do the a Long in a throwback to the amazing political resourcefulness of his late brother Liney had marshal continued on Page 12 planning gop convention a y sirens suffer in attack on finnish line coif to Rubio in engage Anont Hob Boon hoary estimates Given of casualty list fighting it slowed Down by hoary Snow and fog executives of Philadelphia convention Hall bean a map of the great Hail As they make Plana for handling the Republican National convention in june when the Gap presidential candidate will be named. Left to right. Charlea m. Christman director Frank w Brooks Engineer and o. K. Jamison associate Engineer. Continued on Page 12 tavern is robbed on sunday morning sheriff s officers launched an investigation yesterday into the larceny of Beer tobacco and other merchandise from the tavern operated at Boonsboro by Richard Renner former Deputy sheriff. Investigation showed that Entrance ski gained through a rear window. The robbery occurred sometime Between saturday Midnight and sunday noon. Sheriff s officers said they had the name of a suspect and predicted an Early killed in Detroit fire Detroit feb. 25 it pm one fireman met death and upwards of 20 others were injured or overcome in a spectacular Blaze which destroyed a business Block today at an estimated loss of $200,000. Hurled into an inferno of smoke and flame by a floor Cave in fireman Joseph Schneider. 32. Member of the first of four comp ies to fight the fire was killed when companions were helpless in trying to reach him. Firemen poured tons of water on the Blaze for Aix hours after rescuing More than a dozen apartment dwellers living above business establishments at Michigan and Livernois is held on narcotic charge esd. Henry l. Fornay Frt trick a Cutty of violation Baltimore feh. 25 a a a or. Henry l. Fahrney of Frederick Secretary of the Frederick county medical society was held today for the Federal grand jury on charges of violating the Harrison narcotics act. Boyd Martin District supervisor of the Federal narcotics division Baltimore said Fahrney was arraigned before u. S. Commissioner James k. Cullen and released in $2,500 Hail. He waived preliminary hearing Martin declared. Martin said he and Deputy agent Vernon Ekas Wen to Frederick last Friday night and made a narcotics Purchase from Fahrney. After the transaction the physician was arrested on a warrant issued by Cullen and marked Money used in the Sale was recovered. Last january 26, Marlin said Federal agents bought 146 grains of narcotics from Fahrney. Paying $140. The narcotics supervisor declared several other purchases had been made in the meantime. Quot we wanted to make sure of ourselves before making an arrest a a Martin said. Fahrney told commissioner Cullen he attended school at Philadelphia and had practice at Frederick for the past la patrons Toh Blaze in theatre Liberty theatre damaged by sunday afternoon Firo Cumberland. My. Feb 25 it a seven Hundred persons escaped safely from Hie Liberty theatre in the downtown business Section about mid afternoon today when fire of unknown origin which broke out. On the stage Back of the Boreen ate a Way through the curtains and screen and shot out Over the seats on the main floor. James b. Craig member of the Cumberland news editorial staff who was in the theatre said he first noticed a faint glow of Light around the screen that it danced and flickered for a few minutes before anyone realized it was a fire. Craig said persons sitting Down front quietly got up and began walking out of the theatre. He said police chief Oscar Eyerman and officer Frank Shober who had dropped into the theatre sensed something was wrong and took up positions at the head of the two aisles and cautioned patrons to walk out calmly. Craig declared that suddenly there seemed to he an explosion on the stage that the screen burst into flames falling on Reata which had just been vacated and that a Sheet of flame shot Over the seats around the Walla Aud ceiling. Women and children began screaming and Many Persona began shoving and pushing. Craig said and hat two lines of struggling humanity began pushing out of the theatre. Some women became hysterical he declared hut said for the Moat part the Crow plans of Welles Are kept secret hush hush stomp put on Foci finding tour no new stirs mail delivered Board u. 8. Destroyer Laug at sea. Feb. 25 up a two flying boats today delivered White House mail pouches to president Roosevelt aboard the Cruiser Tuscaloosa. The president spent a quiet sunday aboard ship. Inspecting the Central american coastline and islands connected with the defense of the canal. No news la Good news for the to rat time since the policy of awarding news tips wag adopted by the morning Herald several years ago. There was not a single tip phoned delivered or written to the editorial office last week. Although a number of stories were developed during the seven Day period Only a few of any consequence e were of a spot news nature eligible for a tip. Just to make sure no one has forgotten what is a news tips do you know of a serious Accident a new manufacturing Plant doming to the City or county a notable visitor coming to town. Or an orc Urance out of the general routine Naples feb. 25 Fogt. United states undersecretary of state Sumner Welles put a Quot hush hush stamp on his fact finding european tour for president Roosevelt a he disembarked Here today from the italian liner Rex with Myron j. Taylor the president s personal emla Orry to the Vatican. Dignified and reserved. Welles told questioners that Flur Tnge her european travels to Rome. Berlin. Paris and London they could expect from hint just this much information the time and place of his train departures. Taylor following Welles a a Model of taciturn Ity said he could disclose nothing of his own plans until he had conferred with Vatican authorities Welles task As outlined by president Roosevelt is to observe conditions in the four countries he is visiting and to listen to what leaders have to say. Taylor As the presidents personal envoy to the Vatican is charged with coordinating with Pope Pius Xii efforts in behalf of peace As Well As work on problems which will arise once peace is achieved. The diplomats were greeted by Helsinki feb. 26 up a nearly a month of the red army a great february offensive hag brought the Hammer and trickle Banner within a few Miles of Vii Puri Finland a second City and severely battered the Mannerheim line of defense fortifications. The Cost to Russia has Baas heavy however. Ona foreign military expert estimates that an aver age of 4.000 Rad bridles has Baas killed Dally on the narrow Karaite isthmus Between the Gulf of Finland and take Ladoga. Finnish losses Are not disclosed. By this experts calculations Russia thus has lost 100,000 in dead on the karelian isthmus alone Silica the St hit of her offensive there feb i. Attacks Continua today s communique reported russian attacks continued hut wore repelled. 17 soviet tanks captured. And quantities of other War supplies taken. There were unconfirmed reports that Finland s enl Virto Aland tartrate. At the Western terminus it the Mannerheim line had fallen though official finnish claims said defense troops Ware a till holding out there. The Leningrad military chm continued on Page 2 continued on Page 12 room in apartment damaged by Blaze a bedroom in the apartment of mrs. Pearl Day off. 600 Block West. Washington Street was gutted by fire of undetermined origin yesterday afternoon about 3 o clock. Although firemen were forced to play a Stream of water on the flames the restaurant operated by mrs. Dayhoff on the first floor was not damaged. The flames were confined to he one room on he second floor and he contents were considerably damaged. No estimate on the Losa was immediately to enter Congress Battle Snow Hill my feb. 25 up a slate senator Thomas f. Johnson of Worcester county announced today his candidacy for the democratic congressional nomination in the first District comprising All nine counties of the Eastern Shore Job thou said he was entering the race a inst four other demo Wrath including the incumbent rep. David j. Ward Quot in reply to the urgings of Many of my continued on Raga it dutch plane has Cush with nazis trial combat in to nth Horlondo it Bip arted the Hague Netherlands. Fab. In up a a Battle Between w nether lands patrol plane and a German warplane High Over dutch territory was reported today by a government press bulletin which said that another nazi Craft had been driven Back across the Frontier by anti aircraft ire. The Aerial combat in which the German plane exchanged machine gun ire with the Netherlands patrol took place Over the province of Noord Brabant with the German Craft fleeing into Belgium the bulletin said. Adding that a Strong protest would he made to Berlin. A German Bullet struck the dutch plane in the nose and two shots pierced its tall. It was not known whether the German Plaue described Here a a Lle Inkel was hit. The announcement said the two planes met Over the town of of continued on pig Al Pershing opposed armistice with the germans in 1918 commander of a. E. F. Wonted Tho Adios to filth on to complot Victory and a unconditional surrender two nazi youths ordered to leave Erie pa., feb. 25 Ltd Hana Max Hor and Bernard Lenczyk. Two 19-year old German youths have been ordered to leave the United states by april 5, ii was disclosed Here today. The youths who admitted deserting a German Tanker in Baltimore expressed Ute Hope that later they would be permitted to re enter legally Quot this great counts a Quot and become citizens. After deserting the Tanker they travelled in Many states before surrendering last August to Erie police. Tater they were befriended and Washington feb. 25 up a general John j. Pershing opposed the 1918 armistice with Germany and wanted the allies to push on to a Complete Victory and a unconditional surrender a of the germans. This was disclosed today when the state department published the second volume of the papers of Robert Lansing Secretary of state during the world War. The volume also reveals that a year earlier tanning had expressed to president Wilson a distrust of peace proposals by Pope Benedict Xiv. Because he suspected that the Pope had become the unwitting Quot agent of related la letter a Pershing s attitude toward the armistice is set Forth in a letter from colonel Edward m. House to president Wilson enclosing recommendations made by the american general to the Allied supreme War Council on october to. 1918. Given jobs As farm hands i when overtures already were be . A a�?1 Powers for an armistice. The commander in chief of the. American forces contended thai the allies were gradually inc rata lug in strength through Umrie assistance and the German tent weakening morale wan High of the Allied aide. Low on the other the germans might use in Armit tire to re vilify their army end the allies might toes the Chance to secure permanent world Pence. House s letter contains sarcastic comments on Pershing a initiative from David Lloyd George Georges Clemenceau and himself. Pershing estimated that the Ainee on the Western front had in advantage of St per ated eater Germany Tamea and s8 per ated of guns. He commented the Many a morale in Endon Muf my but cautioned the aum jump that a was the Appe tent font emf German leaders in Taur Taff Btu May be feigned the aum

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