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Fhe fhagetstonn Globe Hagerstown’s Independent Publication VOL 1. STATE FIREMEN TO STAGE PARADE CONVENTION PLANS ARE GOING FORWARD Hagerstown to Entertain 3,000 Visiting Firemen - June 24th, 25th 26th. A mammoth mummers’ parade, with no less than 3,000 firemen and their friends in line, will featurs the big Mary land State Firemen’s Convention to be held .in this city starting June 24, it was announced today by Max Hoover, chairman of the convention committee. Plans to make the convention one of the greatest ever held by the association in a community outside of Baltimore City, are fast taking form. Delegations from every paid and volunteer fire com pany in the State will be in attendance. Many of the ecompanies will enter their equipment in the parade. In an effort to make the convention a huge sucecess, the Hagerstown firemen are striving to build up a fund of $4,000 this money to be used for parade prizes and entertainment for the visitors. Plans are practieally completed for the raising of this money during the next two months. The principal means of support will come from the business men of Hagerstown and Washington county who will be asked to advertise in an elairorately printed program. A firemen’s convention is never com plete without a parade, but local fire men are going the association ‘“one bet ter,” and on the eclosing day of the meet, an “old time” firemen’s parade will bring the three-day gathering to a conclusion. In this parade will be seen the firemen marching in bright red uni forms, the onece-familiar hand-drawn fire wagons, reel-teams and bringing up the rear will be seen the most modern firc fighting machines in the country. The Baltimore Fire Department will send a large delegation to the conven tion, together with several fire trucks. Quite a number of out-of-State depart ments have also signified their intention to take part in the convention’s activi ties and compete for the cash prizes and scores of loving cups. : Members of the Washington County Committee, and the companies they rep resent are as follows: Max Hoover, Jun iors, chairman; John Corderman, Pio neers, secretary; -Daniel Nicodemus, Boonsboro, treasurer; Glenn W. Wil liams, Funkstown;. Joseph (Stotler, Bognsboro: Clarence Pound, Clear spring ; Warren Seymour Williamsport ; Published Semi-M onthly In the Interest of Maryland’s Most Progfessive Community: Hagerstown, “Where North and South Meet.” HAGERSTOWN, MD., FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 1936 LITTLE HEISKEL s Well, that flood played havoc not only with a heap of property, but - with these old- timers, ite, ~ who never hesitated to R wERes tell us about the high waters during the great i A Johnstown Flood. Now : i they’ve gotta take a back seat, because the best e _.-' high water thrillers can be related by any seven-year-old Kkid! It all goes to show that nature often helps to relegate our heroes to the back ground. I wonder what’s become of all the jig saw puzzles, chain letters and mah-jung sets? ~ CONGRESSMAN GUYER TO SPEAK IN THIS CITY Representative To Address Men’s Bible Class; Well Known Here Congressman U. 8. Guyer, of Kansas City, one of the best known speakers in the National Capital, will address the Men'’s Bible Class, of t. Paul’s United Brethren Church, this city, on FEaster Sunday morning. e Congressman Guyer is an orator of note and has appeared here on previous occasions. Several years ago he was the principal speaker for the Young Men’s Republican Club at its annual Lincoln Day Banquet. He is a per sonal friend of Bishop A. B. Statton, the two having been class-mates at Le ander College. 0. R. Zarfoss will be the class speak er on Palm Sunday morning. HEAD OF AMERICAN RETAILERS SEES BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT L. K. Sharpe, president of the Ameri can Retailers Association, at its conven tion recently in St. Louis, said: “From all available facts, we may with assur ance expect a decided improvement in retail trade this spring.” e e s J.B. Fritz, Hancock; Ernest Wolfens berger, Maugansville; Simon Clopper, Smithsburg: A. Kretzer McGraw, First Hose: William Ecton, Antietams; J. A. Andrews, Western Enterprise. EMERGENCY ENDED IN HOLC FINANCING Total Volume, Urban Mort gages in 1935 was $1,702,- 000,000, Report Shows According to an analysis made pub lic by the Federal Home Loan Bank Board, the resumption of home loan ac tivity by private lenders in 1935, “re flected the end of the emergency and included a volume of private mortgage loans for new home construction more than twice as large as any previous year since 1931.” Of the total volume of urban mort gage finance undertaken by all Federal and private agencies in 1934, amounting to $2,512,000,000, only $110,000,000 was for construction of new homes, That figure contrasts with $2,456,000,000 lent for new home construction in 1935, the peak year for all time. Total loans for home econstruction in 1929 aggregated $1.222,000,000. In 1934, HOLC made distress-financing loans in the amount of $1,993,000,000, which was 80 per cent of the entire estimated volume of urban loan financing done by all institutions in the United States that year. In 1935 the estimated total volume of urban mortgage financing was sl,- 702,000,000, of which the HOLC sup plied $816,000,000, or less than half of the 1934 HOLC figure and also less than half of the entire volume for last year by all Federal and private lenders combined, indicating the passing of the emergency in home finance. THE OBJECT IS RECOVERY ON SOUND, PERMANENT BASIS “The primary objective of the govern ment is recovery on a sound and per manent basis. We propose to care.for the unemployed and the unfortunate; but we should find a system not merely of relief, but under which relief shall be, insofar as humanly achievable, unneces sary. That system should comprise, in brief, every element and factor in a pro gram caleulated to work fairness, equity, and every reasonable benefit, comfort and security to employes. “The purpose also is to eliminate and destroy the major evils, abuses, manipu lations and other unfair practices in fi nance and commerce and industry to the detriment of legitimate business, of labor and of the general publie.”—Sec retary of Staite Cordell Hull TRY THIS We shall be much happier if we never say evil or unkind words. When wa have nothing good to say, let us remain silent. No. 2