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Hendertonrilla Time# Eital>liib«d l« 1M1 T'
Hendersonvill# N*ws Established in 1894
Published every afternoon except Sunday At 227
North Main street, Hendersonvilla, N .C., by The j
Times-News Co., Inc., Owner and Publisher.
J. T. FAIN Editor
C. M. OGLE Managing Editor
By Times-News Carrier, in Hendersonville, or else
where, per week 10c'
By Mail in HendersonTflle, per year $5.00
Due to high postage rates, the subscription price
of The Times-News in Zones above No. 2 will be
based on the cost of postage.
Entered as Second Class Matter at the Post Office
in Hendersonville, N. C.
THEE." (Joshua 1:5)
$ $ *
1 HRSE DAYS OF TESTING when earthly posses
ions are vanishing. May it not be that God has
allowed many of His own children to suffer MA
TERIAL loss in order that they may turn with
new appreciation to their MARVELOUS SPIR
1TUAL INHERITANCE in Christ? Then, too, will
they not sense in a new way the wisdom of our
Lord when He said: "Lay not up for yourselves
treasures upon earth, . . . but lay up . . . treasures
Jn heaven." (Matt. 6:19,20).—Geo. T B. Davis (in
a letter).
When President-elect Roosevelt remark
ed, in a recent after-dinner speech in New
York, on "the unequal contest between
youth and progress," he summed up in a
few words a matter that has been bother
ing parents and educators for a long time.
What Mr. Roosevelt was getting at. of
course, was the way in which the attrac-l
tions and distractions of a rapidly moving
world operate to tear young people away|
from their moorings. It isn't exactly a new
spectacle; it has been going on. in this
country, for several decades. But it does
contain a problem which we have hardly
begun to solve, and in it are the sources
of a whole multitude of tragedies.
• It seems, sometimes, as if the world as
a whole had suddenly tripled its pace in
the past generation. It has equipped itself
with such devices as automobiles, movies,
airplanes, radios and the like; and all of
these, acting in competition with home and
church and school, have held out to youth i
a lure that is both stimulating and danger-J
The youngster coming of age these days
faces a different set-up than his father
faced. Life beckons him from a thousand j
angles, just as it always has beckoned to
youth; but the world now offers him an a'
most infinite number of channels into which
he can pour his fresh young energy. It tries
to pull him away from his old foundations;
it makes it pitifully easy for him to cut
loose from all the old ties and set out on
his own.
All of this causes a great many ship
wrecks. And yet, as Mr. Roosevelt remarks,
we cannot stop it. It is part of progress,
and we can't isolate our young folk against
it. The world has changed, and there is no
conceivable way in which we can set the
clock back.
What we can do is to get a new appre
ciation of the problem involved; a new
sympathy and understanding for the
strange compulsions and dark confusions
which blind progress is putting upon youth.
We can realize that youth nowadays, as
seldom before, needs wise and kindly guid
ance from the older generation; and when
youth comes a cropper we can make our-}
selves admit that it isn't all youth's fault, j
It was a state superintendent of the Anti-Saloon
organization who made the statement that "the
next time the liquor traffic is defeated will be the
last time. The liquor traffic has never been able to
survive a second defeat,"
Sut-h a foolish statement. There never will be
any last time to defeat intoxicating liquor, any
more than there will be any last time to defeat
s'ealing, adultery, murder, rape, etc. When the end
6f the world comes, people will still be arguing
dbout prohibition. Today prostitution is still regu
lated and licensed legally in some countries, and
ihere could be secured a large vote in our own
country to do the same thing. Lotteries still live,
and other forms of gambling, sometimes illegally,
sometimes legally. The liquor question can nevi'r
be solved, never be settled. It will always be a
thousand-headed, thousand-legged, chameleon-col
ored snake with a thousand fangs in every head,
and like an earthworm growing a new head wher
ever one is cut off.
• It is in politics, in business, in social life, and
will always be theim. Therefore not only must
prohibitionists not fatuously depend on the votes
of women, but also prohibitionists must recognizo
there is no discharge in the war against intoxicat
ing liquor.
Liquorites never did and never will obey any
law against the use of intoxicating liquor. It al
ways has and always will mean a continual strug
gle to even minimize the evil done by intoxicating
liquor. The false idea that once a statute or an
amendment prohibiting intoxicating liquor has been
adopted that thereafter the trade in intoxicating
liquor is dead forever, and all liquor's evils anni
hilated is an absurdity, that ought to deceive no
body. It is the anti-prohibitionists who hold up the
demand that prohibition either turn earth into
heaven or else be repealed.
Prohibition merely gives us the best vantage
ground from which to fight against the liquor traf
fic, and no true friend of prohibition would be so
foolish as to claim anything more. It is partly bo
cause of the extravagant; and impossible pictures
of prohibition in action, the unjustified expecta
tions concernine: prohibition, Avhich some thought
less people held, that they suffered disappointment
and turned against prohibition.—Rock Hill (S. C.)
There are many things to be explained by tho.'o
who believe the gold supply of a nation determines
the value of its money.
An inquiry in the British House of Common?,
recently, disclosed the following amounts of gold
stocks, as translated into pounds, as of a date
about four weeks ago: United States, 890,370,000
pounds ($4,338,000,000); France, 670,973,000
pounds; Great Britain, 139,422000 pounds; Italy,
63,004,000 pounds; Germany, 39,358,000 pounds.
The Christian Science Monitor draws some very
interesting deductions from the above situation,
and we feel certain that anyone who is interested
in a study of the money situation will be glad to
follow the line of reasoning.
For instance, it is pointed out that the Italian
lira, which was stabilized higher than the French
franc, and apparently is just as firm today, is up
held by less than a tenth of the gold reserve that
is back of the franc. Still more extraordinary, it is
shown, is the position of the German Reihcsmark,
which is backed up by a considerably smaller sum.
The Monitor, to make the matter clearer, ex
plains that we may say that Germany manages
with 40 units, Italy with 60, Great Britain with
140, France with 670, and the United States with
890. Such extraordinary discrepancy in the gold
reserves, which is not parallelled by a similar dis- |
crepancy in the stability of currencies, may well
make not only the man of the street but the econo
mist wonder whether gold has not been regarded
with exaggerated importance. As ihe system now
operates, reserves of public confidence are of more
weight than stores of yellow metal in stabilizing a
nation's finances.
Going back some months, the Monitor calls to
mind that at a given moment which quickly passed,
the fate of our American dollar gave rise to some
anxiety, in spite of an unquestionably adequate
gold coverage.
It' we can wean ourselves from a blind belief
that there is something sacred about gold, and
realize our monetary system should needs be some
what flexible to meet the varying needs of eco
nomic changes—then we shall have taken a long
step towards recovery, The Record believes.—The
Hickory Record.
Friends of education in North Carolina are or
ganizing a movement against the effort to force
educational appropriations to bear the brunt of
legislative economy. No teacher is to be allowe'i
to participate in this particular movement. The
purpose is to impress the legislature that men and
women having no personal pecuniary interest at
stake are alarmed at the proposal to deprive the
rising generation of a fair chance in life.
A time like this threatens our civilization. At
no point is the threat more serious than at the
school house door. The New York Times some
months ago stated that the $2,448,033,501 that the
American people were spending annually for all
education from kindergarten to university was 2.7 1
per cent of the nation's income. That is not much
greater than the $2,141,220,000 spent on tobacco.
We are informed that the consumption of tobacco
is increasing. Justice to the children and the good
of the state forbid sacrificing the schools.—The
Newberry (S. C.) Observer.
Cotton buyers and brokers have commented from
time to time upon the high character and length of
staple of South Carolina cotton produced in 1932.
According to the statisticians of the Federal De
partment of Agriculture, 75 per cent of this crop
was of staple 15-16 of an inch or longer. Prior to
the making of the 1932 crop there was much sur
mise and speculation as to how the yield would
"stack up" considering the fact that so little fer
tilizer was used in its cultivation as compared with
previous years. The result attests that the use of
the fertilizers has no great bearing en the quality
of the yield.—Spartanburg JournaL
Down in Georgia a hunter killed five squirrels,
all in one tree. Then a coon came down the same
tree, and jumped on his best dog, forcing the
hunter to kill the coon before he killed the dog. To
cap the climax, he found that there was a hive of
bees in the trunk of this same tree. These he car
ried home, and they are now working for him in
I his yard. If he had managed to get his hands on a
J tree frog, filled with lightning bugs, he would have
j had a perfect tale.—Stanly News and Press.
President S. Clay Williams, of the Reynolds To
bacco company, made a fine showing for his com
pany before the finance committees of the general
assembly Monday. There is no getting around the
fact that the big tobacco company pays a big share
of the taxes in North Carolina. If this company
were to pick up bag and baggage and leave the
state, somebody would have to pay a sight more
taxes than they are now paying.—The Gastonia
— I wAmtto
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•wj eet
Editor The Times-News,
Whereas "we hold it to be self- ]
evident that all men are created I
equal; that they arc endowed by
their Creator with certain inalien
able rights; that among- these are
life, liberty, the enjoyment of the
fruits of their own labor, and the
pursuit of happiness."
The foregoing1 quotation is Ar
ticle 1, Section 1 of our Constitu
tion. Therefore I set forth the i
following: That we are no longer j
free to enjoy the fruits of our
labor and the pursuits of happi
ness. A larger part of our debt•
was not placed upon us constitu
tionally. The bonded debt of Hen
devsonville and Henderson county
pJaces us under veritable "slavery.
Something must be done, for men
here are equal no longer.
The bonded indebtedness of
Hendersonville and Henderson
county is almost half the trta1-^in
debtedness oi' the state of Vir
ginia. It cannot be paid. I do
not think that it should be repudi
ated, but it must be adjusted. We
are honest people. Widows and
orphans hold many of these bonds.
Life insurance companies control
the majority, but widows and or
phans and others who are not abie
to buy life insurance must pay
these bonds. I suggest that a mass
I meeting be called, that a commit
tee of twelve honest citizens be
appointed to appraise the condi
tion, to decide what we can pay,
that the bond holders be notified,
i in a polite way, that we are reatjy
to pay all that we can, ready and
anxious; but as there is only so
much juice in a turnip that is all
that can be squeezed out, that is
all that we can pay, therefore thi.i
is all we are going to pay. We
have our rights under the Con
stitution. They have theirs. We
are going to demand that our be
taken away from us no longer.
We have a mayor with commis
sioners who will do the right thing
and have the manhood to back it
up if the people will back them up.
Two of our county commissioners
have alieady settled up their pri
vate eoaporate business at 30c o.i
the dollar. Around 3,000 of our
citizens are prematurely being
foreclosed under legal advice they
claim when the Henderson county
representative that passed the law
said inwriting over his signature,
in your paper, that it did not have
to be done, and that it should not
have been done.
T believe that our citizens have
not lost their nerve and backbone.
It appears that a major operation
must be performed. If our men
will not display honest manhood
constitutionally protected, I sug
gest that the ladies of the county
form a sewing circle, make j>in^
ham dresses for all of us, ami
make us wear said dresses until i
the bondholders and the bonds-!
men, under slavery to them, have |
been made equal. !
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Jan. 24.
A prison sentence rather than un
certainty was preferred here re
cently by Travis Bearden, who
aske<i Federal Judge W. 1. Grubb
to revoke his probation and "send
him to the penitentiary.
Convicted of violating Ihe pro
hibition act, Bearden was given j
leniency a few weeks ago—with |
the stipulation that he get a job
and discontinue distilling activity.
"I got a job in a coal mine," he
told Judge Grubb, "but they only
paid me 50 cents a day for doing
a mule's work. Rather than im
pair my health by continuing in
that work, I will go to jail. Then,
when I have served my sentence,
I can do as I please."
Judge Grubb allowed Bearden
a long time in which to contem
plate further liquor law violation?.
He sent him to the government
reformatory at Chillicothe, 0., for
13 months.
Nebraskans Face
A Water Famine
LINCOLN, Neb., Jan. 2(5. (UP)
Since 1882 Nebraska farmers
have tapped the flow of the North |
Platte river, pouring its waters |
over the fertile soil of western j
an/1 central Nebraska.
Recently there has appeared
what Nebraskans regard a serious
threat to the entire area now be
ing- irrigated by the Platte river .j
The state of Colorado has laid >
claim to water rights in the flow
of the North Platte. A plan has
been advanced for diversion from
the watershed of the North Platte
river into the upper reaches of
the South Platte valley in north
central Colorado.
"In fighting the Colorado pro
posal,'' State Engineer Roy Coch
ran said, "Nebraska is guarding
two priorities of claim to use of
the waters of the Platte.
"First, this state is seeking to
protect its claim to storage waters
of the Pathfinder dam, which re
leases hundreds of thousands of
acre feet of water to Nebraska
irrigators annually.
"Second, we are interested in
protecting Nebraska's recognized
prior appropriations from the
river's natural flow."
Millions of dollars of irrigation
developments and potential crops
are involved in the consideration,
Cochran said.
The Pathfinder irrigation proj-1
ect and the Nebraska lands have
grown to include 700,000 acres of
highly productive land. Each year
thousands of tons of valuable
sugar beets, millions of bushels of
high grade potatoes and millions
of tons of hay, in addition to huga
grain crops are grown.
Even now, the development in
Nebraska has made serious de
mands on the supply of waters
from the watershed of the Platte.
In 1U31, the Pathfinder reservoir,
with a capacity of 1,070,000 acre
fet of water was drained. Ne
braska irrigators clamored for
moie water to save dying crops.
None was available.
"Confronted with this situa
tion," Cochran said, "Nebraska ir
rigators are ineed wary of the
Colorado diversion of 100,000
acre feet of North Platte waters
into the Cache La Poudre liver/'
And thus the matter stands.
The Nebraska legislature has me
morialized its national congress
men to defeat any legislation in
Washington concerning the diver
sions of waters of the North
Platte, until the three states, Col
orado, Wyoming and Nebraska
have come to a complete agree
EBENEZEIl, Jan. 26.—Miss
Agnes Duniap entertained in hon-j
or of her sister, Mrs. Fay Farlow|
on Wednesday evening1. The party
was in the nature of a shower.
About thirty guests were present.
The honoree received many beau
tiful and useful gifts.
Mr. and Mrs. Miles Gibbs and j
children of Gastonia, spent the i
week end with their parents here.
Miss Ellen Gilbert, is very ill j
with pneumonia.
This community was greatly i
saddened by the death of Mrs. I
Mollie Love Drake ox Etowah on J
Sunday, January 22. Mrs. Drake
had spent most of her life in
Ebenezer. She was a devout
Christian and a loyal church work
er. She leaves her husband, Mack
Drake, and several relatives and
friends who mourn her loss. She
was 04 years of age and had been
in bad health for some time.
Funeral services were held at
the home in Etowah and inter
ment was at the Love cemetery in
this community. Dr. Briggs and
Rev. R. R. Corn were in charge
of the services.
Mis. Corrie Collins entertained
quite a number of friends with an
old fashioned quilting party one
day last week. The ladies finished
two beautiful quilts and all had a
delightful time.
Mrs. Tilda Laughter who has]
been very ill is improving now.
her many friends will be very glad
to learn. "Grandma" Laughter is I
ninety years old.
The many friends of Captain
Dorothy Gaice who is stationed
in Atlanta, Ga., will be sorry to
hear that she had the misfortune;
of breaking a bone in her foot and
will be unable to walk for some
MC.V Service Writer
VTASHINGTON. — Senator Huey
* Long is just someone you can't
lauth off. Lots of people, in Louisi
ana and Washington, have thought
they could laugh lluey off. They
know hotter now.
Once there was a notion that the
Senate, which prides itself on its
brand of hazing, would soon tame
him. llut the "Kingflsh" has heen
hazing the Senate almost ever since
he arrived. And more than one old
timer who has swapped blows with
him has come out of it with a few
less tail feathers.
Few men have drawn larger
crowds to the Senate galleries than
Long in his spcetacular filibuster
against the Glass banking bill.
The crowds may bave regarded
him as a curiosity, but :io one left
the galleries without bein~ im
pressed in one way or another.
Nor could anyone laugh off the j
fact that he had important aid in;
his one-man act from other sena
tors or the fact that he was tem
porarily tho spearhead of a radi
cal but important movement for
farm and u '.employment relief.
Even a few members of the House
:ame to the Senate chamber to
watch this show
• A A
A LL dressed 'vp, Kucy was. His J
^ little bow tit. poked its sends
under a batwing collar nirl his
suit was a sob-..* dark gray, reduc
ing the efi^t of corpulence which
his lighter -lothing accentuates.
Ke was chewing either gum or to
bacco and his large, unruly fore
lock of reddish brown hair waved
belligerently as he told the Senate
and the rest of the world what
was tiie matter witu them.
Hour after hour lie went on,
striding about the floor, gesticu
lating and roaring. Hut when he
wanted to rest he simply gave
himself an hour or two of relief
by letting the Senate take up a
deficiency bill. Even then he con
tinued to talk—to individual sen
ators. One observed him poppii.5
into seats alongside first Vice
President Curtis, who was tem
porarily 011 the floor, Johnson of
California, McNary of Oregon and
Some persons compare Lous
with ex-Senator Tom ileflin, who
used to bore the Senate for long
hours with tirades against the
Catholic church, but that by no
means sums up Huey. The "King
fish" has more brains than Tom
had and makes himself, for better
or worse, far more effective.
Equally important is the fact
'.hat Long has a more defini'.e
philosophy whose main tenet Is
that no one should be permitted to
own more than a million dollars
and that there should be a largo
scale distribution of wealth.
Unquestionably he is one of the
most successful demagogues op
erating today. He may never ob
tain a hold on the popular imagi
nation elsewhere as ho has in
Louisiana, but just now he aud
his friends think he might some
day be president.
As Democratic Leader Joe Rob
inson once said of Iluey, he has
"a quick, bright mind that grasp3
everythinj that comes within the
range of his contemplation ar.d
many things that do not come
within the range ofc anybody/
By Ike Walton, Redivivup
Brother Douglas was not fish
ing for compliments when he told
his Brevard readers what a hustl
ing town Hendersonvillo was. He
was just exhibiting that fine qua
lity of freedom from jealousy
which makes a man kin to the an
Jealousy is the right prong of
the devil's pitchfork. It kills more
men than tuberculosis does. It
leads to hatred, wars, mad rivalry,
price-cutting, intrigues, schemes,
lies, preten: ions, insinuations, in
vendocs base gossip, scandal and
the whole dictionary of mean
nouns. A smart hoy in school
once said he did not try to make
very hi»h grades because it woujd
make other boys jealous of him.
He was an observant young phil
Jealousy is usually exhibited by
people of small calibre, too small
1«i know what is the matter with
therj. But occasionally you run
across it as an infirmity of other
wise noble minds. Ilenry Cabot
Lodge was a man of culture, a
scholar, an orator, and an aristo
crat in the Greek sense of the
word, but his insane jealousy of
Woodrovv Wilson put back the
clock of the world. Benedict Ar
nold was at first a brave and in
telligent officer but jealousy of
Washington made him a traitor
and an t^tca«. Caia,,ha#.
ous of the man h« ra. A> ^
Brother Douglas w
fine beginning. To
genuinely friendh
Rood works bef.vci n to\J> '
out jealousy i:: a fun<tion'('/
papers much to i,e jiractC ^
is better to imitate or to t
superiority thai; i,,
The jealous man m.4,- i v
falls a victim to lo- (,'r: <:
j soul. The jealous coin^X*"
not grow hecau.-' j- .'-i
time scheming .r. • ■ ; :
rival than to gr.w ^
works. *?
| Maybe the day tv.av (v,.c
I the two counties
dated as they one- . ['*
less time now to ^
! away to Rende r- »r.ii:,. 1; '
took to pet from II ^
the old wagon-r .ad .:Uy,t V"
; pense saved could ' '
improving the
There are still »-:a;;y ':r.,.VJ
communities in 'h
handicapped by bad '/>
hard-surfaced roa.i .
ought to double .• V:i j". "
when the^ roads are f
ate counties may •
times their pre,, n? . iv,.,
inconvenience. As ii . rv
j sythe county hu v. arly .
the population of Ttan
ian.1 only one courthou-v. '
Silk in Caccon
j It lifts lioon Kt:iu»il i!.arlt
coocoon <>f ?on<l (pialitv |
j nisli 400 to yartls <,f
^ Story by
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|C 1933 3Y NCA SCP.VICC INC. ' ^
[ \ REG. U. S. PAT. OKf. Zji
,4 ii all the Tinics worked away,
0110 of them raid, "It's jusi
i;Ko play. I guess tliat vo art?
Eoing to prove we're real good
cco'.vs, at that.
"I've whipped the eggs tip.
They'ie a : '/lit. I'll shortly' ncan:
lilo them just ll; lit. J oi ly hoyie
I hat notlii.ng that we plan on
turns out flat."
Another Tiny said. "Wei!, gee!
Please give some credit, lad-', to
h.e. I've set the little, table, put
ting thing", where they belong.
' Five places^ See? We won't
r.eed '.ore. The hound crn c-at
upon the floor. If we all keep 01:
going lii;c this, nothing wiil go
C4T"0U'RF. i'1 w.-ou!.A'.
"We are gccd! Tut. nov.*, v.c
Tictd a liitio wood to a
fire in the stove, so v.c cu'i start
to cook.
think that Duncy car. <]o
that. He's merely sat and ss t id
rat."' Then Du.icy jui.ii:rd i:»? io
his feet and said," ."All I'il
Caislde he found a <• Ir; v:ood
fri'c. He brcuz'-it a i», with
a smile. "I'll make rho fir- <
Scanty. "Then wc','/ knw it v
;t;o out.
"You sop, I've traiufd lot f
and days, to s-al'».ly Make a.a
'fin1. blaze. That's :'i; «.:i®«iL
things I've learned
n Hoy Scout."
a * *
"jJT wasn't very i . - .. ."
~ n.c: ! v. a ? n ad/. ..
Ju t :>t ilio prep< :• tii. •'
walked in through ;!.■■ •!
"Well, Ave? 1! h»
"What a.bunch. I .*.*« &
prepared tome luucli. •'
s't down and cat mail
cat any more.
I "I !:.ne\v (ho hound wouICS
yen here and now you !; i>
brought me cheer."' Ad.! t
started eating. Theu ihe
bunch heard a cry.
Twar. Coppy, a:; ! v/itli 'IB;:?:
rl:;'in, he yelled, "La1; t..r -;
ihut window pano." "V" i
r.;:! saw a bea*.face in W
(iow, n'rht nearby.
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