Newspaper Page Text
Coldf toni*ht and Thursday, «itn occasion*^ rains. fflhv ©tm^s - GOOD AFTERNOON The man who hid** behind a woman's petticoat nowaday* mutt have an awfully lonesome time of it up there in the attic. bL52-No. 9 HENDERSONVILLE, N. C., WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 1933 SINGLE COPIES, FIVE CENTS TO BE RETAINED 1125 Released Through Emergency Program Last Week COUNTIES OVER state benefitting rrhrtv ,rtt' ;,p«' fifty-two Lple r-'v:v.*.i work in Hcider 1 county Ia<t week an«! were i.! from the county krgeni.v relief fund, according* fa report from (I. W. Justice, fcimun of this work in the fcntv. |\"r~e «nd women were eni. >yerf on 16 projects throughout; coiinty and these receiving :k wore from every section of } county. Projects, th? number of people ployed «>n them, and payrolls r Ia>t week were as follows:. Pleasant Hill school, 25 men, &i$. Hwulersonville golf course 20 r. S-"i».U0. State highway work, 27 men, 18.30. Etowah school, grading' 40 [1, SI00.00. State highways. 27 men. $80. i .Vud Creek cemetery, r.wr, $ State highway work. 15 men. State highway work, 16 men [lured). $44. rs I! ck school grading 22 ft. $<>2 so. ffounty home. oO men. $9:1.50. tountv courthouse remodeling, |men, $22. lleaiersonville city schools, anifijf work, three men for a iMreek period. $23. Headersonville colored school fun n.' building, seven men, $14. Taxedo school grading. 19 men. iendersonville city hall clean five women. $19. railing Hendersonville athletie J. 82 :nen. $282. Additional projects are being ted this week and work on f of the above mentioned jects is being continued. schools in 59 counties hav«? entte<l from the work relief irams put into effect by the e-federal relief program, re jjisr in the expenditure of 1 .828 on school impruvetnen; ■ rtween October 1 anil cember 31. Dr. Fred W. Morrt '. sUte relief director, is quot as >ay\nj in Raleigh dispatches lhe Times-News. These school Provement projects have been r fied out in accordance with the 're of the government that the <♦> borrowed by the s'ate from * Reconstruction Finance Cor °n be expended in the form uage> rather than be given di •tiy to needy individuals. The •t . , 'aw taking this monev uJable permits its u*? for th'o went of wages in the construc ts public works where tho wriats and equipment are sup rv fu0nI.»otilep sou»*ces. .ji-i' ^".828 expended on!v «.<n has come from federal * - fund-s for wages. The r.v. •Dlv^n suff'C'ent to 'L* ' e,,u,Pment and supplies * ooumed from the following *1 sources, as follows: * "rowel from State •iterary Fund $ 84,700 1 rc miscellaneous state untis 1,254 county appropria ^ __ 41,834 rom !o<al school dis "tt appropriations 27,003 ton* private contribu "•ns .. _ 43,640 Total $109,061 ^ total of 585 schools will • :'i <m these work project*, (Continued on page four) Irs. Judd Goes On Stand Today 'ill Anpe ar in Prelimin ary Against Holloran PHOENIX, Ariz.. Jan. 11.— —Winnie Kuth Judd, con trunk murderer, will pro the witness stand today to tell justice court of the murder of Ann Leroi. County Attor V Henz L. Jennings disclosed *t night. She will appear at the prelimi >rv hearing of John J. Hallorar. falthy lumberman and reputed a>boy, on a county attorney's formation charging him as an ctssory after the killing of r- l.eroi. Halloran is accused of aiding '« assisting Mrs. Judd in dis cing of and concealing the ,;V of Mm. Leroi and by advjs K and directing her not to dis >'ne committed the murder. is further alleged he aided and v<t*d her to escai*? from fizona. Elopes, Found Dead in 3 Days Only three days after her mar riage. the body of Mrs. Margaret Timmons Hanlon 1'orett was found in a Chicago hotel room. She had registered under an as sumed name. Thee days before, she had secretly married Harry Porett of Waukegan, 111. • Her family is prominent in Valparai so. Ind. Police ave conducting an inquiry .into tho cause of her death. ' RE-ELECT BANK OFFICERS HERE Earnings in 1932 "Satis factory" in View of Conditions All officers ami directors of the State Trust company were re elected yesterday afternoon at the bank's annual meeting. They are: President, \V. P. Hodges; vice president, H. LJ. Kelly; cashier, E. K. Lott. Directors: W. B. Hodges, H. B. Kelly, M. M. Redden, VV. M. Sherard, J. W. Bailey. In view of general business con ditions, earnings of the bank in the last year were satisfactory, it was said. The last statement of the bank, as of December 31st, showed loans and discounts of $99,670.46; deposits of $517, 210.72, and undivided profits cf $13,1)03.77. Deposits are approxi mately the same as they were a year ago. Henderson's Part In 5-Year Plan Will Be Reported Chairman McKay of Coun ty Group Prepares for Regional Meeting I The report of the accomplish ments of the 5-10 year organized farm plan in Henderson county during the first year of the plan will be made this week. Lawrence H. McKay, chairman of the work ing committee under the plan, stated today. Members of the committee are working on the report of the year's work and will announce i the results later in the week, Mr. j McKay said. The anniversary of the fa'in 'plan in1 Western North Carolina will be observed with a program j at the Plaza theatre in Ashevi'.le at 7:30 o'clock next Monday right, Jan. 10. Among the speakers on this occasion will be B. L. Hummel, rural sociologist for the state of Virginia, Mrs. Jane S. McKim , mon, head of the home demon stration agents in the state, and • many others. Speakers are well fitted by their experience and training to deal with the subject in an inter esting and instructive manner. H. Arthur Osborne of Canton, chairman of the regional council, will preside at the meeting, and [reports will be made by th:> working committees in all coun ! ties and also by the women's* j auxiliary committees in the vari ous counties. Counties in which the plan has now been operating: for a year's period are Avery. Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham. Hay wood, Henderson, Jackson, Mc Dowell, Macon Madison Mitchell, Yancey, Polk, Rutherford, Swain and Transylvania. INVITING NEW RESIDENTS TO C, C. DINNER Special Letters Dispatched as Thursday Night Event Nears REV. ALEXANDER OF BREVARD TO SPEAK I.« tiers inviting now residents | of Hendersonville and community to attend the annual Chamber of Commerce dinner meeting to re held at 7 :.'}0 o'clock Thursday evening at *he Skyland hotel, were sent out this morning from the ofl'ice of Noah Hollowell, sec retary. Invitations also were mailed to the presidents or man agers of the Chambers of Com merce at Asheville, Brevard and Tr.von. Indications today pointed to the usual large attendance at the annual met ting. Kiwanians and Rotarians have dispensed with their weekly meetings in order that thev and their wives may at tend with men and women of the . Chamber of Commerce who may; not be members of the two civic j clubs. The letter to new residents reads, in part: "We have learned of your hav-1 ing moved to Hendersonville re-1 eently and we want to welcome you to our community. Why not come out Thursdav evening to the Skyland hotel and meet with the citizens of our community in the i annual Chamber of Commerce j meeting. This is an annual event in our city and the Rotary and Kiwanis clubs have their weekly meetings with other citizens of the community for a better under standing among each other and to! consider civic matters. "This year we will have dinner at 7:30 and this will be followed by an inspirational speech by one j of the be<t after dinner speakers to be had anywhere. We know! you will enjoy meeting the people i of the community in which you I are located, and we assure you J our people would be glad to know, you." 1 Milo W. Strong, president of: the Chamber of Commerce, will be toastmaster at the meeting, j The program follows: Group singing, led by Roy C. I Bennett ami Spencer 15. King,! with Miss Mary Brooks and Miss| Kate Dotson as accompanists. | Invocation—Rev. Father Philip I 0"Mara. Dinner. | Secretary's report—Yates W. < Little, treasurer. i Report of entertainment com-1 mittee—O. Y. Brownlee. Report of golf committee—Mr. Strong. Address—Rev. R. L. Alexander, Brevard. Announcement. Song. Peytons Leave for Stay in Florida Alterations Will Be Made at Jefferson, on Return Lieutenant Commander and Mrs. P. J. Peyton left yesterday for St. Petersburg, Fla., via Co lumbus, Miss., Commander Pey | ton's former home. They will I be gone about six weeks, return ling to Hendersonville in time to .supervise certain alterations and rc-decorating of the Jefferson [hotel preparatory to opening .that establishment on April 1st. j Cannon Extortion [Plot Is Frustrated ! j ATLANTA, Ga., Jan. 11. (UV) j ! Department of justice agents nr ! rested a man and his wife plotting | ! to kidnap the son and grand- ] daughter of a North Carolina tex- I tile magnate here yesterday and did it so quietly and efficiently that neighbors did not know of the catch until they read this morning's papers. Odell C. (Red) Boyles, a para I chute rigger from Rock Hill, S. C., I and his wife are in city jail hero after Boyles confessed last night that he had written innumerable letters to Joseph F. Cannon, towal manufacturer of Concord, N. C., threatening death or kidnaping to Joseph F. Cannon, Jr., and Anne Cannon Reynolds, daughter of the late Smith Reynolds by a first marriage—unless he was paid sums ranging from $12,000 to $50,000. FLYERS KILLED GALVESTON, Texas. Jan. 11. (UP).—Second Lieut. William J. Bogardus, 26. Dallas technician, and Sergt. John Kennedy of Vir ginin were killed when their plane crashed while landing at Fort Crockett today. Russo-Japanese Non-Agression Pact Is Blocked Jap Says Soviet War Pre paredness Makes This Impossible TOKIO. .Tan. 11.—(UP).—Jos eph Stalin's recent statement thiit the Soviet government is prepar ing for war has removed the last nossihility that Japan might sign a Russo-Japanese non-agression pact, it was declared hy a Japa nese government spokesman to day. The spokesman declared 'hat the Soviet government has dem onstrated that, while it is asking for Japan to sign the treaty, it is shifting its entire five-year indus- j trializa'ion plan to prepare for war. INVASION OF JEH9L BEGUN 10,000 Japanese Concen trate; New Front Inside Chinese Wall SHANGHAI, Jan. 11.—(UP). Japan holds China entirely re sponsible for the Shanhaikwan in cident, Akira Ariyoshi. Japanese minister to China, declared today in transmitting; Tokio's formal re ply to Chinese protests. PEIPING, Jan. 11.—(UP).—• Japanese troops, tanks, armored trains, airplanes, artillery and cal vary were prepared today for an invasion of Jehol province, with the capital, Cheng Te-Fu, as their goal. While unusually cold weather retarded fighting between Japa nese and Chinese at the strategic pass through the Great Wall at! Chiomenkou. the chief of the telc granh administration at Cheng Te-Fu advised Chinese officials here that 10,0(»0 Japanese were masking for a drive on the capital, j The Japanese were consolidat-, ing their positions along the Great Wall, trying to close the pass at I Choimenkuo. Thus a new fron* I was created within the Great Wall, scene of invasions and re pulsions for centuries, running between the Japanese and Chinese positions. The Chinese dug in between Chiomenkuo and Shihmenehai, de spite the Japanese statement thai they did not intend to operate in- | side the Great Wall. Meanwhile,. the encircling movement of Jehol | province continued on the eastern 1 and southern frontiers, with the Jananese troops along the Great Wall expected to hold their posi tions and prevent Chinese from attacking the forces moving on Jehol. BILLS CHARGE CONSPIRACY RALEIGH, Jan. 1J.—(UP).— Bills charging Dimmick and Har ry L. Drake of Chicago, with con spiracy and intent to defraud i" connection with operations of fi nance and loan companies were) returned here late yesterday by I the Wake county grand jury. Solicitor .T. C. Little said he would immediately send suhpoen-l as to Asheville where the Drakes I allegedly operate a number of; loan companies and maintain aj winter home. Dimmick Drake, it i is reported, is in Paris. It is| not known whether Harry L. j Drake is in Asheville. Dimmick Drake, according toi the bill, operates a chain of loan firms in North Carolina, in-1 eluding Hendersonville. Solicitor] Little said he would seek an in-j dictment against R. P. Stephens, i who operates one of the chain, I the Southern Securities company, I charging usurious interest rates! on chattel mortgages. CALVARY EPISCOPAL VESTRYMEN CHOSEN FLETCHER. Jan. 11.—Election! of 11 vestrymen of Calvary Epis-1 copal church at Fletcher took place at a meeting of the congre gation Monday night. Vestrymen were elected as fol lows: Harry Roberts, J. P. Fletch er, Daniel Blake, John E. Schley, j J. M. Franks, Magruder Tongue, George Cushing, Julian Wood-i cock, Jr., Paul Rickman, George Sheehan, and Charles Shuford. Election of the senior and jun ior wardens of the vestry will take place Sunday at the church. The Rev. Edgar R. Neff, rector, has nominated J. P. Fletcher for sen ior warden and Harry Roberts for junior warden. - CLEMENTS TAX BILL TO RAISE OVER 1 MILLION That Is Estimate Made as State Looks for New Budget Resources !N ADDITION TO THE PRESENT INCOME TAX By J. C. BASKERVILL Tin* Tlm.w-N.ivv. Ilitrenu i Sir Walter Hut.-I RALKIGII, -Ian. 11.—At least j $7,500,000 a year in new revenue I would result from the enactment J of the bill introduced by Senator Hayden Clement of Salisbury in the senate, which would levy a production tax of one-half of on > per cent on the gross incon e of all industries in the state, accord ing1 to preliminary estimates made ortf figures obtained from the state tax commission. The Clement bill would levy this production tax on the gross income of every indus try in the state, including the gross income of power companies, telephone and telegraph compa nies, railroads, express companies and all other firms and corpora tions that manufacture, com pound, fabricate commodities for sale either within or outside of the state. The tax is not imposed upon retail sales, however. The most rel'able estimates now available are that the total gross value of all manufactured products in the state, or the gross income of all, manufacturing con cerns is approximately $1,S00.-| OtyO.OOO under present business conditions, although several years ago this value was estimated at from $2,000,000,000 to $2,500, 000,000. It is also estimated that a total of $300,000,000 in federal I sjffl j'tate taxes can be deducted I irom tbis total—since the Clem- j ent bill permits the deduction of ( o'her taxes from the gross income —so that the total upon which in; tax would be levied will not ex ceed $1,500,000,000. A lax of one-half of one per cent on a gror* income of $1,500,000,000 would yield $7,500,000 in new revenue. This is just about the amount of revenue required needed to bal ance the state budget, provided the possible economies proposed are made. The Clement bill would impose this tax of one-half of one per cent on the gross income of all manufacturers in addition to the present income and franchise taxes which they are paying un der present schedules, although i' would permit the deduction of all state and federal taxes from the gross sum. Although two separate bills to regulate lobbying have found their j way into the hoppers, the one of fered by Rep. Ewing of Cumber land is looked upon as the most satisfactory of the bills and most likely to be adopted. Both the Ewing bill and the other measure, which was introduced by Re]). Gil liam, of Alamance, would require! the registration of every person I or firm engaged in lobbying. The chief difference in the two measures, however, is that Rep. E wing's bill would provide the violations of the act constitute a misdemeanor and be punishable by a fine of not less than $50 nor more than $1,000 or imprison ment for two years. The Ala mance representative's bill would require each lobbyist to pay a fee of $50 and register his occupation. Another difference between the two measures is that Rep. Ewing'r. bill is designed principally to keen j lobbyists off the floors of the gen-! eral assembly while it is in ses-1 sion. Spanish Unrest Declared Ended Premier Given Powers toi Cope With Outbreaks MADRID. Jan. 11.—(UP)— | Premier Manuel Azana and Minis-' ter of the Interior Santiago Cas- i ares Quiroga were authorized to- < day to declare a state of seige or j modified martial law wherever ; they considered it necessary to I prevent seditious movements. Extremist outbreaks in Baree- i lona and Valencia have died out j and the government said the rest of the country is quiet. 20 ARE WOUNDED IN BERLIN FIGHTING: BERLIN. Jan. 11.— (UP)— I Twenty persons were wounded I here early today when police and j Nazis fougrht a revolver battle in i a public park. Three Nazis were arrested. Fighting started after a j Nazis patrol of 400 men forced entrance into a Communist meet-' ing. 1 Fathered Technocracy, He Claims "Technocracy "-National Indus trial Management Practical Suggestions for National Reconstruction By William H«nry Smyth William H. Smyth, above, retired patent attorney of Berkeley, Calif., claims to be the original technocrat. He coined the term in a series of magazine articles written in 11)19, he points out, producing copies of the magazine to prove it. Beneath his picture you see a magazine clipping dated 19lit in which Smyth discusses technocracy by that name. He had studied the problem of social effects of engineering for yeai'SL and its jpotisibilitios were demonstrated, he claims, by op erations of the War Industries Board during the World war. Supt. Waters and H. S. Boys Will Go To Conference Waynesville Affair Is Sec tional Event to Talk Student Problems Fred M. Waters, superintend ent of city schools, will bo in at tendance on the approaching older boys conference, announc ed for the section of North Car olina lying to the west of Marion to be held in Waynesville, Jan. 20-22. The conference will open on Friday and continue through until Sunday morning. Invitations are going out to around 150 members of the old er boys class, in all high school communities west of Marion for them to participate in what is termed a get-together for a dis cussion of their problems, C. A. Witherspoon, associate interstate secretary in Y. M. C. A. work, said when in the city yesterday. Christian citizenship, he said, will be the general theme before the conference. It will be fea tured by C. N. Walker, trust of ficer of the Wachovia Hank anil Trust company as the chief visit ing espaker. Superintendent Waters of this city will be among the speakers, and it is expected a group of high school hoys from here will be in attendance Saturday and Saturday night for the banquet. The conference is being held with the co-operation of the Hi Y and Rotary clubs of Waynes ville, members of which will as sist in entertainment. Baptist Pastors Elect Officers At the January meeting of the Ministers' Conference of the Carolina Baptist association, held at the First Baptis.1. church Mon day, the Rev. W. A. Morris was named president of the associa tion for the ensuing year and the Rev. W. H. Davis was elected secretary. On the program committee were named Rev. E. E. Bomar and Ihe Rev. A. I. Justice. In deciding the ouestion of the round table, "What Can I do to Improve My Spiritual Life?" it was the concensus of opinion that the best program Tor the preachers in 1033 was be stu dents of the Bible and earnest in prayer. The next meeting will be held at the same place, the first Mon day in February and the Rev. D. B. Martin will open the discus sion of the theme, "What Can I Do to Help Others, Spiritually?" FEWER AUTO TAGS BOUGHT 1700 Licenses Obtained Here, Compared to 2500 Last Year f The sale of automobile license plates at Shipman's garage here to <late is approximately 800 plates under the total sale of last year, it was stated there this morning. No check has been made on the number of plates sold to this date as against the number of plates on the same date last year, but it Was stated that approximately 1, 700 plates had been sold to date here while approximately 2,500 | plates were sold during the time the branch office was open here i last year. I The office at Shipman's garage will be maintained through this i week and possibly longer in the I event any extension of the time for securing license plates is granted by the state department. Son Is Born to Libby Reynolds At Philadelphia Heir to $18,000,000 For tune of Late Father, Smith Reynolds PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 11.— | (UP).—The new born son of I Libbv Holman Reynolds lay in an | incubator in Pennsylvania hos jpital today while doctors took every precaution against possible I complications, due to its slight weight. i This was due to premature j birth. The infant, probable heir ) to the $7,500,000 estate, was born last night, but had not been expected to be born until the last of this m'onth. It had not been j weighed at noon today, but was I expected to weigh about five pounds. BALTIMORE, Md., Jan. 11.— (UP).—A fortune estimated at $7,500,000 awaits the son of Lib by Holman Reynolds, born last nijjht in a Philadelphia hospital, according to statements of the local trust company which holds the $60,000,000 Smith Reynolds estate. PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 11.— (UP)—A son, potential heir to the $18,000,000 tobacco fortune left by his late father, Smith Rey nold*, was born to Libby Holman (Continued on page four). LEIilSLATUKS IN SYMPATHY WITH ITS WORK Expected To Be Under Fire But to Survive for Its Value in Savings new movITmade TO CUT SALARIES Abolition of Offices of 100 County School Super intendents Sought RALEIGH, Jan. 11.—(UP).— The senate passed the McLean resolution today, calling <>n all constitutional officers to express a willingness to accept a salary reduction to he determined by the state legislature. The house received an act to abolish the office of county super intendent of schools in the state's 100 counties. The bill would sub stitute a superintendent for each of the 11 congressional districts. The Times-New* Tluretm Sir Walter Hotel KALEIGH, Jan. 11.—Despite the fact that the 1933 legislature is seemingly economy bent and looks with favor upon the idea of doing away with some boards, bu reaus and commissions, any at tempt to decentralize the author ity now vested in the State budget bureau created in 1925, which has enabled the state to save millions of dollars since, will meet vigor ous opposition at this time, accord ing to a preponderance of opinion among the members of both houses of the assembly. It has been rumored for several days that .legislation looking to taking away some or all of the budget commission's power is now being framed and will be intro duced shortly. While it has been impossible to trace the origin of this contemplated legislation, it i« known that certain departmental heads have long been smarting un der the dictatorship of the budget commission. While few senators or represen tatives are willing to be quoted on the legislation pending or its pos sible introduction, a survey by this bureau indicated that opposi tion to any bills hampering the operation of the budget law of 1925 will be fought to the last ditch. Particularly at this time, when revenues have been grad ually but steadily declining, and necessitating a flexible method of fitting expenditures to actual revenue, sentiment in favor of continuance of the budget act is very strong. Aince me lniruuucnun uj hid budgetary control method during the McLean administration, ap propriations and expenditures have steadily declined, the budget bureau apportioning out the ap propriation funds to the various departments quarterly on the ba sis of incoming revenue, and scal ing down appropriations to fit the actual needs of the departments. During 1931 appropriations amounted to something like $2'.», 000,000. whereas actual revenue amounted to approximately $23, 000,000. That year the budgetary control power vested with the gov ernor and the advisory budget commission enabling the scaling down of appropriations to $26, 000,000. Last year's revenue, it is estimated, will be only around $21,000,000, or $8,000,000 less than the appropriations made by the 1031 legislature. During th? biennium, the commission reduced expenditures by about $7,500,000. Thus, had it not b*»en for the power which the 1925 law vested with the governor and the advis ory commission. North Carolina's deficit would be a good many mil i lions more than it actually is, as J there would have been no way for i the executive department to have put a check on outgoing money when it became apparent that (Continued on page four) TlMfc GU&Sk WHAT IS THE LARGEST VaCANlC CRATEl? IN THE WOCLD ? /// iAriSP. B whatwasa pHr1 FO?M£t? NAMf I ^lS THIS 9 For correct •ntweri to thetti queitiom, pUaio turn to page 5.