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WEATHER
Cloudy with occasional rains;
warmer tonight, colder Wednes
day.
GOOD AFTERNOON
The fellow who can't make up
his mind ought to be a whis at
designing jigsaw puzsles.
VOL 5?—No. 38
HENDERSONVILLE, N. C., TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1933
SINGLE COPIES, FIVE CENTS
HOOVER TO AID
CONSTRUCTIVE
LEGISLATION
Pleads tor Solidarity on
Foreign Problems in
Lincoln Day Speech
WOULD ADlTsiLVER
MONEY STANDARD
By RAYMOND CLAPPER
(jilted Press Staff Correspondent
SEW YORK. Feb. 14. (UP).—
A pledge that the Republican par
ty would support the new Demo
craw administration in every
measure promoting the nation's
welfare was given by President
Hoover in his farewell Lincoln
pay address here last night.
Republicans will, he added, vig
ilantly oppose all harmful meas
ure?.
Declaring he had no complaint
at the outcome of the last elec
tion. Mr. Hoover predic'ed the
Republican party will be recalled
to power bv the American people.
"An organization that can show
more than 15,000.000 adherents
-after 70 years—an irreducible
tir.imuni in the reaction from the
worst depression the world has
ever seen—is indeed testimony to
he virility of the principles whicn
Lincoln enunciated." Mr. Hoover
<aid. "Those principles, the fiber
and the determination of the
party assure that it will be re
called to power by the American
people."
Mr. Hoover renewed his plea
{or retention of the gold standard
a< the only path of safety for the
nation. He added however that
1 the world should endeavor to find
1 x place for silver, at least in en
I armi subsidiary coinage.
I Oaeellation of war debts would
I »ffire relief and the importance
I oi :?ese debts in world trade is
eza^e rated, Mp. Hoover con
ned. He suggested that if cen
tal hanks should co-operate to
saoilize world currencies, some
art of the defct payments might
ie *t aside for temporary use in
tin way.
• 1
.ASK'IIH ivi ilaiivuu jvi.u-.,,.,
in deaiin? with international ques
tions. Mr. Hoover said the best
path to recovery lav in co-opera*.
n# with the world in reviving
consumption and stabilized cur
acies and reducing trade ob
structions.
He warned that if this way out
is closed. America may have to
take the less desirable alternative
of withdrawing into its economic
well, boosting tariffs, quotas and
I discriminations and artificially
n::a;!ins: farm and other produc
Inflation and consequent
warvj rv^.ent of the gold standard
*'"J :;smissed as a cer'ain road
^truction.
Mr. Hoover left Washington in
~ ^afternoon and arrived at the
»a.:->rf Astoria hotel shortly bo
■ "* tne Lincoln Pav dinner of
•"•e National Republican club be
Hi was given a continuous
ovation from the time of his ar
r:vii :n New York.
^'a":onal party leaders were on
"an^ in _ large numbers. As this
*a> .. . rnaior address of Mr.
r before he leaves office, it
*l; baited with intense expec
i an index of the course
r Sieves the party should fol
^ :n recovering from the blow
»f •«•<: November.
^ *eif interest, no less than in
Wmiism. nations must accept ob
*o co-operate in achicv
stability, Mr. Hoover
•wlared.
^ an convinced that the first
of attack is to secure as
£ • 'ater stability in the cur
r,f -},e important commer
Jja' nations." he said. Unshaka
? as ho was during the cam
'n.it the rold standard must
k preserved, Mr. Hoover said it
,3n not necessary that nations
■ r pr jT ^ re^ore former
values but only fix the value
^etal at some point.
tfxt of President Hoover's
follows in part:
■l 't :s a pleasure for me to ad
yr,u upon tjje jay When this
an'l our countrymen of all
B throughout the land are
KJJ :r!bute to the memory o?
Lincoln. We tonight
pay tribute to him as foun
K*.°f the Republican party and
■T lnspirer of its ideals. He, more
other man, created the
virile organization whicii
Bonn?e»u responsible interpreta
K fase 'deals to our people
■Jen succeeding generation. An
Sa.n « hat can show rnorc
■o v.,0 ■adherents after
fte ls in(,eed testimony to
fflml of the Principles which
enunciated.
■«ctinn Teu°p,e determined the
Bth* '"ose °f us who believe
K u basic Principle insist
Ke E. y Abraham Lincoln—
fcpula?nsCendent importance of
nt*°VU'nment ~ have H
■imii,' ^e accept and, as
|S ns. win continue whole
■ot|ne tk? d° 2? part in pr°
^puntfv £ well-being of the
■*? 2* k Party c#n tru,y feel
(Ton,e the faith! ^at
| nfinued 0q page two)
Passport for
Hollywood
Taking no chances of having her
visit permission questioned, Eliza
beth Ailen. British film star, is
shown—passport in hand—bound
for Hollywood where governmentJ
inspectors have been checking up
on the legality of residence of i
many alien film stars.
underwriters!
OF TITLES IN
RECEIVERSHIP
Wm. H. Oates Complain
ant Against Trust and i
Title Concern
j •
I Henry P. Sharpe and E. L.
Loftin, appointed co-receiver3 for
the Bankers Trust and Title In-,
surance company by Judge P. A. I
McElroy at Rutherfordton last ■
Saturday, have taken charge of j
the assets of the company.
The receivership was granted
as a result of an action entitled
William H. Oates against the j
Bankers Trust and Title Insur
ance company. A temporary re-'
: ceivership was ordered by Judge!
, Michael Schenck in Asheville on1
; February 3. i
i The complaint alleged that the'
company was insolvent and un
able to meet the retirement of a|
'collateral bond issue in th>3
amount of £82,000 approximately.
(The plaintiff in the action held
approximately $9,000 of the
bonds.
The complaint and affadivits
supporting the complaint alleged (
further that the company had is
sued said bonds without the
knowledge of the state insurance)
commissioner, and that securities,
backing said bonds and insurance
policies had not been deposited
with the commissioner as requir
ed by law.
i Further it was alleged tha* the
I bonds required that security be
first mortgaged on improved real
l estate in Buncombe county, and'
tha tin many cases security con-|
I sisted of second mortgages, of j
I mortgages on unimproved prop
erty, and on property oUtsjde,
j Buncombe county.
| The company was organized in
I 1917 and until 1932 was engaged
in the business of writing title
I insurance. In the answer to the
j complaint at the hearing before
' Judge Schenck it was declared
I that the company had written
. several million dollars worth of
J title insurance
METHODIST COUNCIL
I TO DINE TONIGHT AT
FEBRUARY MEETING
j The Sunday school council of
i the First M. E. church will hold
I its February meeting at the
i church this evening, with supper
! served at 7:30 o'clock. This will
I be the first meeting of the second
year since the Victory Fund cam
paign was started in the Sunday
school, and a full attendance of
officers and teachers is requested.
All Sunday school collections are
placed in the Victory fund and
applied on church building obliga
tions. More than $2,000 was
raised by this method last year.
GOES TO SANATORIUM
Mrs. L. Gordon Harvey of this
city is in the Mountain Sanato
rium for treatment. Mrs. Harvey
went to the hospital Monday and
expects to remain there for some
time,
Cuban Revolutionaries Prepare
To Strike, But Will Protect All
Foreign Life and Property There
Machado Signs Decree, Making All Police Forces a
Part of th* Island Republic's
- , 1 National Militia
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VOCATIONAL
TALKS GIVEN IN
HIGH SCHOOLS
Kiwanis Sponsors Series
of 81 Addresses Over .
the County
The Hendersonville Kiwanis
club through its vocational guid
ance committee is putting on a
largo program of extension work
in the nine high schools m the
county. „ i 01
In the next few weeks 81
speeches on vocational guidance
will have been made before these
high school students, nine speech
es to be made in each school.
Each speaker is addressing the
students 011 the vocation in which
he is engaged with the hope of
guiding the high school students
in the proper choice of their life
W°Rev. W. H. Ford is chairman
nf this committee and i- "•
Franks and F. M. Waters are the
additional members. Those mak
ing these speeches are:
E A. Smyth. Ill, Dr. Osvaldo
Ros,' J- T. Fain, E. L. Feagin,
Spencer B. King Fred Waters, T
H. Franks, C. H. Magoon, S. J.
Childs, Noah Hollowell, Dr. W
R. Kirk. Dr. J. S. Brown D . J.
H. Woodcock, E. 11- Sutherland
and I. E. Johnson.
Mr. Hollowell spoke at I lat
Rock school on February 8 at
Fruitland Institute ^ubstittttrng
for Ira Johnson, last fnday, and
vras scheduled to be heard today
at Valley Hill and at East Flat
Rock, February 23.
The substance of his message
on the value of a scientific and
practical knowledge of farming
and of domestic science or home
economics, follows:
The vocational committee 01
the Hendersonville Kiwanis club
in pursuing its efforts to be ot
service to high school boys and
eirls in the choosing of a trade,
vocation or profession conveived
the idea of having its members,
reDresenting different profes
sions, appear before the student
bodies of Henderson county,
hence my remarks to you on ag
riculture as a vocation
The purpose of these talks is
to give you an inside, close-up
view of some of the advantages
and disadvantages, mental and
physical requirements, possibili
ties limitations and opportuni
Sm and the prospects for service
and leadership.
As a companion profession to
agriculture I want to express to
the girls the importance ol a
course in domestic science or
home economics. No wife, 1
eardless of her social and f,na"'
Si Standing, can be the wife she
ought to be to man of any pio
fession or trade withot a reason
able working knowledge of do
rr.estic science as Tuis
duties of home making. ThK
studv offers those in the protes
sional field a large °PP°Ju"|iy
because of the much-needed serv
ice of teachers in the schools and
(Continued on page three)
High School to
Clash With Cecil
College Tonight
Remainder Bearcat Cage
Schedule for Season
Is Given
The Hendersonville High boyV
and girls' teams will meet the Ce
cil's Business College teams at the
city gymnasium tonight, the first
game beginning at 7:30 o'clock.
1 The remainder of the Bearcar
schedule is as follows:
Feb. 16—Canton at Canton.
Feb. 17—Weaverville, there—
(boys and girls).
Feb. 21—Biltmore. here.
Feb. 22—Marshal, there.
Feb. 24—Fruitland, here (boys
and girls).
Feb. 28—Waynesville, here—
i (boys and girls).
March 1—Canton, here.
March 3—Blue Ridgre, here.
LaFOLLETTES IN RUSSIA
MOSCOW, Feb." 14.—(UP).—
Former Governor and Mrs. Philip
LaFollette. of Wisconsin, arrived
: yesterday tor a brief visit, sight
' peeing in Soviet Russia.
MIAMI, Fla., Feb. 14.—(UP). I
Opponents of the. administration I
of President Gerardo Machado in
Cuba will be ready to strikt? at
the proper time, General Mario G.
Menocal, former president of
Cuba and leader of an abortiv3
revolt in 1931. said last night.
Menocal pledged protection for
foreign lives and property m
Cuba in caee of a revolution. He
said his intentions were no secret
to Machado and that there was
nothing to gain by c!oak;nv 'hem
in mystery, when shown Wash
ington dispatches criticizing anti
Machado leaders in this country
for outspoken discussion of their
plans.
Mrnocal denied published re
ports that revolutionist have
concentrated in Orieijte province
in Cuba.
Thomas E. Keedy, American
adviser of the Cuban opposition
forces here, said that the ideu of
aimed resistance by Cuban exil-*s
at this time is ridiculous as the
exiles do not possess sufficient
arms and money to start a revo
lution. However, he said he ex
pected the Cuban situation to be
come acute within 15 days.
Menocal's home here was a
beehive of activity tonight, with a
steady stream of visitors calling,
to pay their respects to the Gen- i
i eral.
HAVANA, Cuba. Feb. 14 (UP) j
A decree inccrporating all police ;
forces of Cuba in the national
f militia was signed Monday ;ijy
President Gexardo IVi^nbado.
Judicial and secret police, Ha
vana harbor police, prison guards
and special agents of the depart,
nient of interior are affeeter' wy
the decree, as well as the regular
police forces of the island.
The first company of the na
tional militia was organized re
cently.
Police yesterday arrested Doc
tors Joaquin Martinez Saenz ar.d
I Emilio Marill, members of the
prominent law firm of Rosales and
Lavedan, local legal representa
tives of the National City Bank
of New York. It was understood
the arrests were in connection
with police activity against ele
ments opposed to the administra
tion. Ernesto Carcas, accountant
of the firm, was also detained.
Plan to Broaden j
I Louisiana Quiz
I
NEW ORLEANS. Feb. 14.—
(UP).—It was indicated today
that the senate sub-commmittee
investigating charges of fraud
' against the political faction of j
1 Huey Long may hold hearings all i
over the state before returning to
• Washington.
Long said Earl Long his broth
er, opposed to his political fac
, tion, was the meanest man on |
: earth.
INCREASED PRISON
! FARM PROGRAM NOT !
BLOCKED BY BILL
! I
. The Times-NewH Itureuu |
Sir Walter Hotel |
RALEIGH. Feb. 13.—The Joy-!
j ner bill bringing North Carolina j
; under the provisions of the!
j Hawes-Cooper act preventing the j
competition of prison labor with ■
jfree labor, has been rewritten by'
'senate judiciary committee No. I.
| so that it will in no way hamper
j the movement now under way to
j absorb state prison's idle popula
tion. The revamped bill is ex
:pected to be reported out of the
committee Monday night.
As the bill has been rewritten,
it has the approval of organized
labor in North Carolina and, in
the opinion of the members of
the committee, will not hamper
any contemplated agricultural or
industrial program at the state
(Continued on page three)
C. OF C. DIRECTORS
TO MEET THURSDAY,
Announcements were in the
mail today of a meeting of the |
board of directors of the Cham
ber of Commerce, to be held on
Thursday at 7:30 p. m., at the:
Chamber of Commerce offices.
RESIGNED POST
BASLE, Switzerland, Feb. 14.
(UP).—Gates McGarrah, of New
Tork, president of the Bank of
International Settlements, refused
yesterday to withdraw his resig
nation as head of that institution.
He said his decision must remain
definite, and the League of Na
tions must designate a successor
at its Mny assembly.
GETTING READY FOR THE INAUGURATION
On this platform Franklin D. Roosevelt will become president of the
United States. This view shows workmen putting finishing touches to
the inaugural platform in front of the national capitol.
HEMORRHAGE I
KILLS SCHAAF
, J
Operation Fails to Relieve
Blood Clot; Corbett
Still Living
i
ALBANY, N. Y.. Feb. 14. (UP)
Assemblyman Arthur L. Swartz
declared today he was preparing
a resolution for introduction in
the legislature for an investiga
tion of the death of Ernie Schaaf.
NEW YORK, Feb. 14.—(UP).
Ernie Schaaf, heavyweight boxer,
died at 4:15 a. m. today following
an operation yesterday to relieve
a blood dot on his brain after he;
had received a blow by Primo Car
nera in a fight here Friday night. J
RAYSIDE, N. J., Feb. 14. —J
(UP).—James J. Corbett, former'
heavyweight boxing champion, ill
with heart disease here, was re
ported a little weaker today.
JAMES J. CORBETT
FIGHTS FOR LIFE
NEW YORK, Feb. 14. (UP).— j
An old time heavyweight boxing
champion, James J. Corbett, was
still fighting the greatest battle of
his life today while Ernie Schaaf,!
youthful title aspirant, lay dead
here today.
Corbett. 04. one of the most
famous men in the long parade of
heavyweights, was in grave con
dition at his home in Queens from
a serious heart ailment.
At Polyclinic hospital, Schaaf,
the 24-year-old Boston blond, who
had suffered an intracranial hem
orrhage while battling for the
right to meet heavyweight cham
pion Jack Sharkey, died after an
operation tc relieve brain pres
sure.
Among: the many anxious per
sons who phoned the hospital re
garding Schaaf's condition was
Dorothy Clayton, Fifth Avenue
beauty and daughter of a wealthy
magazine publisher. Last year,
when Ernie was considered Amer
ica's third ranking heavyweight,
he said he hoped to win the title
so that he and Dorothy might
wed.
The present heavyweight cham
pion, Jack Sharkey, was hurrying
to Schaaf's bedside from Miami,
Fla.
A. P. COVINGTON
BROKE ARM IN FALL
A. P. Covington of 305 Third
avenue east sustained a broken
arm as a result of a fall while on
the way to the post office Sunday
morning. His condition is report
ed as improved today.
FIND 54 BODIES
>
NEUNKIRCHEN. German y,
Feb. 14. (UP).—The police check
yesterday showed that only 54
bodies had been recovered and
nine were still missing in the gas
tank explosion which partially de
molished this town last Friday
evening. The report showed 160
gravely injured, of whom possibly
100 were not expected to live,
Week's Holiday
Is Declared for
Michigan Banks
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Governor Places Responsi
bility on Officials of
Ford Motor Co.
DETROIT, Feb. 14.—(UP).—
Legal holiday for a week was de
clared in Michigan today on ac
count of the acute financial emer
gency existing in the state. All
banks will be closed.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 14. (UP)
Reconstruction Finance Corpora
tion officials lauded Michigan's
seven-day holiday moratorium as
an expedient and likely to solve
the banking problems in the state.
LANSING, Mich., Feb. 14.—
(UP). — Responsibility for the
seven-day moratorium on Michi
gan banking today was charged to
officials of the Ford Motor com- j
pany by Governor Comstock, who j
said refusal of the company to I
subordinate its deposits with the I
Union Guardian Trust company 'o !
claims of smaller depositors and
the Reconstruction Finance Cor
poration forced the moratorium
to protect small depositors in or
der to protect the state banking
structure.
Lower House to
Get Committee's
O.K. on Beer Bill
Approve Favorable Report
in Case Federal Bill
Enacted
RALEIGH. Feb. 14.— (UP).—
A favorable report on the Murphy.
bill to legalize beer and light!
wines in North Carolina in th»i |
event congress first passes similar
legislation was voted by the house
judiciary committee No. 1 today.
Committee No. 2 reported un
favorably on the Long bill to con
solidate offices of register of
deeds and clerks of superior
courts in all counties in the state.
Philadelphia
Man Passes
Away Here
C. J. Mountz. 58, of Philadel
phia, died on Saturday at his home
here on Fifth avenue. The re
mains were sent to Philadelphia
yesterdav for burial there.
Mr. Mountz had a summer
home here and spent a part of
the year here for_ the past three
or four vears, but had been re
maining here this winter. He is
1 survived by his widow,
Ready again to aid in inaugura
tion of a president is Elmore
Cropley, clerk of the United States
supreme court, holding the Bible
with which Chief Justice Charles
Evans Hughes will swear in
Franklin D. Roosevelt as presi
dent. Cropley held the Bible
when President Hoover was sworn
into office.
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QUARRY SLIDE
DEATHS IS SET
Coroner Says Findings To
Be Reported to Indus
trial Commission
Coroner J. F. Brooks stater!
this morning that an inquest into
the deaths of seven men killed by
a landslide in the quarry of the
Blue Ridge Lime and Stone Co.,
at Fletcher, on last Wednesday,
would be held tomorrow at 11
o'clock at the scene of the dis
aster.
Coroner Brooks stated that the
inquest would be held under the
consolidated statutes, which pro
vide that such inquests be held
and the findings reported to the
state industrial commission.
Solicitor J. Will Pless, Jr., of
Marion, will be present at the in
quest and will represent the state.
The seven men killed in the
slide at the quarry were: James
Moore, Styles Webb. Frank Prae
tor, Will Wooten. and Hosea
Shipman. all white; and Rowser
Collington and Walter Collins,
colored.
ROY PETERMAN
HELD SUICIDE
Coroner's Jury Exonerates
Wife of Charlotte Man
at Hearing Monc'ay
CHARLOTTE, Feb. 14.—(UP)
A coroner's jury yesterday decid
ed Roy L. Peterman, vice-presi
dent of Southern Public Utilities
company, shot and killed himself
at his palatial home here Satur
day night.
Mrs. Peterman was exonerated
of a'l blame and a warrant charg
ing murder against her was with
drawn. Mrs. Peterman was found
in an intoxicated and hysterical
condition bv police who investi
gated the shooting.
She screamed, "I killed him, I
killed him," as she was taken to
a hospital. A policeman testified
that, en route to the hospital, she
had said, "It had to be either him
or me."
Neighbors testified Mrs. Peter
man often suffered "spells" after
drinking parties, during which she
was moved to break furniture.
She did not testify yesterday.
The jury decided Mrs. Peter
man's condition at the time of the
shooting was such that she could
not be held responsible for her
assertions. j
WAR ON LARGE
SCALE LOOKED
FOR IN ORIENT
Chinese Ordered to Get
Out of Manchuria in
One Message
LEAGUE CONSIDERS
EFFORTS ARE FUTILE
PEIPING, Feb. 14.— (UP).—
Large scale warfare in Jehol with
the Japanese campaigning to
sweep the province was presaged
today when the Japanese prepared
three ultimatums telling the Chi
nese to get out.
GENEVA. Feb. 14.—(UP).—
The League of Nations believes it
is useless to consider further con
ciliation proposals from Japan on
the Manchurian dispute, the Jap
anese advised today.
GENEVA, Feb. 14.—(UP).—
The Manchoukuo srovernment js_
sued an ultimatum today to Mar
shal Chang Hseuh-Liang demand,
insr the immediate withdrawal of
Chang's troops from Jehol prov
ince, Japanese sources said.
TOKIO, Feb. 14.—(UP).—The
lower house of parliament todav
passed the budget for 1933 whicn
calls for expenditures exceeding
410,000,000 yen. and is the larg
est in Japan's history.
OCCUPATION OF
JEHOL CERTAIN
(Copyright, 1933, United Press)
TOKIO. Feb. 14.—(UP).—Ja
pan's military forces will shortly
occupy disputed Jehol province
despite world opinion, it appeared
certain today.
Possibility tnat the grim, grcon
clad Infantrymen of the Japanese
Imperial army will push on past
the great Chinese wall to occupy
Tientsin and Peiping cannot bo
ignored.
Developments at Peiping and
Nanking, headquarters of the Chi
nese Nationalist government, in
dicate China is prepared to resist
the Japanese in Jehol on a scale
even more extensive than was the
defense of Shanghai.
FRENCH MAKE ARMS
PROBLEM DIFFICULT
GENEVA, Feb. 14.—(UP).—
The French placed new obstacles
before the general commission of
the world arms parley yesterday
when Joseph Paul-Boncour an
nounced it would be impossible
for them to limit the size of their
tanks or artillery until they know
what type of European armies
would use them.
His announcement wag regard
ed as an effort to force the con
ference to accept the French
scheme for unification of Euro
pean armies, or at least strong cj..
ordination in a European police
force arrangement.
Paul-Boncour pointed to the
semi-official military organizations,
in Germany and Italy as a menace
to this co-ordination of forces, or
limitation of armies as such. His
remarks threw the commission in
to a heated discussion which pro
ceeded amid an atmosphere of in
creasing gloom for the success of
the arms meeting.
The chief German delegate, Bn
don Rudolph Nadolny, opposed*
discussion of making all European
armies uniform in strength and
equipment before the extent of
reduction of aggressive weapons
had been decided. The German
attitude, incidentally, has stiff
ened remarkably since Adolf Hit
ler was named chancellor.
SPONSORS BANK BILL
WASHINGTON, Feb. 14. (UP)
John N. Garner today advocated
enactment of bank deposit guar
antee legislation as a partial rem
edy for banking troubles.
TUPtmiKsa
V\hO WAS THE
only President
f cftkeGonfed
eb^te States of
Amecica?
i
¥
Who WOLDS THE
^ ALTITUDE
MAT DOES . RBOORD 9
THIS WORD mCAM? '
For correct answers to the* i
questions, please turn to pt|s 4.

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