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Cloudy with probable showers
tonifht and rising temperature
^ijlllitli, -iillli,
I '
Uncle Sam should know bjr this
lime that when he casta his dough
upon the waters it's apt to come
back just a lot of crust.
revolt hits
Jfossenburg Scores Sec
ond "Raid" on State
Highway Fund
RALEIGH. Feb. 16.— (UP).— '
\ ■■ ' • ;,v several represen
a:.:vt < v. h -e bills have been re
• iab!v from commit
• . 'at in the house today.
by Representative Euinu.
Currn. r!an»i. Py a vote of 84 to
IS the house recalled from tin
fiverab'-.- to favorable calendar
♦he Ew:nc !'i!l to allocate to pr >- i
fM<i, f one cent from the gaso
::ae tax.
p..- ^ r:ve Massenburg. of
pu.A c lr.ty. opposed the highway
■ .»:••: stated the house al
• ; a»sed the license bill'
: er.acted, would take $1.
. . ar.r.-:allv from the high- ;
*i. • ■ .n i that K wing's pro- .
p^sal *.vt>u:-i take another $2,000.
m ,
RALEIGH. Feb. 16.— (lTP).— !
•• : uiiciary committ j
Xo. 1 today voted an un favor-;
i; ;of <T the bill by Repr*1
-- a'.ivo B . : and Taylor. Meek I
>.burc. a«a.r- criminal syndical
ist! which would make certain
: , f ac ta' n propaganda ac
cvity against the government an 1
hiu>try felonious offenses.
lay!.'!" >aai Charlotte is south
tr ••.:arter< for Communists :
fcnd >ai«i they have been advocat
I'.:.; •- -ility among negroes and
p/rphy Beer Bill
llould Not Make
Whiskey Legal
RALEIGH. Feb. 1C.—The Mur
phy bi!!, legalizing liirht wines j
»:. i cr in North Carolina in
th« event that congress gives it?
i a! : these beverage will;
laterally encounter some oppo
>:.on :n both houses of the gen
era! assembly, but supporter- of
the bill believe that it will 1'i-.
ftaiiv be passed.
They claim that this bill has!
i letter chance of passage than
Uty other" repeal bills previous
ly introduced or now contem-i
»:ed. because of the fact that
'• •:?..- Ncrth Carolina to :r<>
<o far as the federal gov
'•"Ttnt ^oes, and would not
*rrait any let down in state en
Tj" t-rrvn* unless congress does
3{ai;ze beer and wine.
Sentiment as to whether con
r*v-< will take some action on
to* '>eer bill at this session is ap
ntly divided among members
>• 'it legislature, but many of
believe that should there
* any letdown in the national
: North Carolina would lose
I 'alua-.le source of revenue if
' -tate were not prepared to i
*'•7 a t i\ on wines and beer.
♦'n«* Murphy bill would permit
w Mtaie to levy a tax of one
*:t whatever tax congress
mPose>. an^ would also permit
|J *r'' . tie . and towns to im
o- jicense »ax on au
tadtTs. Th»» bill would not le
"*■'he sale of hard whiskey,
i not do away with any
[f tne state's enforcement ina
''":i" 'T that respect.
*h:!e modification of the pro
ll)'t;on laws is one topic on
Cicn the majority of members
!; 'n'' general assembly do not
' talk, impartial observers
v that the Murphy bill
a better chance to get
•'''Jth than any of the more
ra,>| modification or repeal
s previously presented
- Mature. Little opposi
* wa> voiced to the Murphy
II !il i'«riimittee and it was re
'' "it favorably by an over
Maiinjf vote.
(ill Bank Bandit,
Loot Recovered
,Lp>^The leader of a bank ban
^anir was killed today and his
•rti companions were arrested
rrT'V after the First National
of Ambler, Pa., was robbed
' $30,000 and the loot was re
i when William Ferguson,
Wader, was shot and killed by
^ ~ n - guns in less than an hour
rer in an apartment.
EXPLOSION kills seven
TRIESTE, Italy, Feb. 16.—
J-P >-7— Explosion of an oxygen
nk in a mineral oils refinery
' the suburb of Sansaba last
spread death and de
letion in the village.
;1f,rst reports said seven \vr»r«2
and six injuried seriously.
Offers $60,000 for Mate's Return
Mrs. Charles Boettcher. above, has broadcast her willingness to pay
the $60,000 ransom demanded by kidnapers for the return of her
husband, Charles Boettcher II. wealthy Denver investment broker.
Boettcher was forced into the kidnapers' car as he and his wife were
returning: home from a party. The .urunmen forced the couple into
their home and handed Mrs. Boettcher the ransom note before tak- i
in#; her husband with them. Boettcher is a friend of Col. Charles A. j
Believe Blonde Woman
Engineered Boettcher's
DENVER. Colo.. Fob. 16. (LT)
Reports that a blon le woman en
gineered the kidnaping of Charics
Boettcher, II, were revived last
Stanley Maus, district attor
ney's investigator, said a man and
his wife reported yesterday that
a blonde woman stood halt' a block
away when two men transferred a
third man from one automobile t »
another at 8th and Grant streets,
an hour after the abduction Sun
day night.
Mails said the man and his wife,
whose names were withheld, also
witnessed the transfer. At the
time they believed, from the way
the others held him. that the third
man was intoxicated.
The scene or the transfer was
several blocks from the Botfcher
mansion, where the young mil
lionaire was seized.
First report of a blonde wo
man's connection with the case
were circulated soon after the kid
naping. It was said that she own
ed the typewriter on which th»?
ransom note was written.
Maus transmitted his report to
the Bottchers. who, at the time
were considering calling the police
off the hunt.
Two developments yesterday
proved blows to police plans.
Their best lead collapsed when
Mrs. Claude Boettcher, II, who
saw one of the abductors an 1
talked to him, was unable to iden
tify Nathaniel W. Mitchell in a
black sedan with the lights off,
follow the Boettchers from a res
taurant as they drove home just
before the kidnaping. The police
put such store in the arrest o?
Mitchell that they held him even
after Mrs. Boettcher failed to
connect him with the case.
A factor in the family's deli It
erations was the delicate condi
tion of the victim's wife, an ex
pectan* mother. Appointment of
a go-between was considered use
less. All concerned seemed await
ing a "break."
Attorneys for the family ad
vised against capitulation to the
kidnapers. They pointed out the
possibility of the wealthy family
becoming the objects of further
extortion plots if they surren
i NEW YORK. Feb. 16.—(UP>.
James J. Corbett. former heavy
| weight champion, was consider
ably weaker last night, according
to his physician. Dr. C. Willard
Dr. Dickie said "Gentleman
Jim'' was still conscious but that
his death was simply a "matter of
i days." The former champion has
a serious heart ailment.
Cullowhee Has
Henderson Club
Eleven Students From
County in Organization
CULLOWHEE, Feb. 1 (5.— |
Among the recent organizations
on the campus at Western Caro
lina Teachers College is a Hen
derson County club, composed of
11 members.
The following officers have
been elected for the year: Presi-1
dent. Freno Dockings, Fletcher;
vice-president, Ralph Goforth,
East Klat Ruck; secretary, Edna
Dillard. Horse Shoe; reporter.
Gladys Blythe. Hendersonville. j
Other members of the club are-1
Mary Reese, Hendersonville; Opal I
Pryor, Bat Cave; John Searcy,1
Hendersonville; Earl Pryor, Bat
Cave; Carroll Sorrell. Fletcher;
Hubert Justice. East Flat Rock;
and George Lewis, Fletcher. Ad
ditional members are expected
during the spring quarter.
A program to be presented in j
the near future is being planned
by members of the club. In this
program a number of outstanding
features relating to the historical
development and progress of the
county are to be given.
British Legal Advisor
Backs Up Claim to
Mandated Holdings
TOKIO. Feb. 16.—(UP).—The
I foreign office has obtained from
1 Dr. Thomas Baty, noted British
: expert on international law a j
lengthy opinion, which is under-'
stood to support Japan's claim to
permanent retention of the chain
of 1600 mandated islands in the
, Pacific ocean.
Copyright, 1933, by United Press!
1 GENEVA, Feb. 16.—(UP).—
Japan's threat to retain her man
dated islands in the Pacific even |
if she withdraws from the League j
, of Nations may involve the United
States in a serious controversy, it
I was believed here today.
The Tokio government has inti
I mated in no uncertain language
j an intention to retain possession
I of the 1,600 islands, some very
j small, which form a "bridge" of
' 2,500 miles east and west between
! Japan and the United States
| across the Pacific.
KINSTON, N. C., Feb. 16.—
(UP).—Fred Carraway of Snow
Hill, N. C.. suffered loss of an
ear in an auto accident. He took
it to a physician. The medico
said there wasn't anything he
'could do about it.
Senate Will Vote
On Amendment
At 3 P. M. Today
Senate Counsel Charges
$26,000,000 Profit'
by Organization
The Insull family made a profit'
of $20,000,000 in Insull Utilities, J
Inc., shares when the company:
was organized, Ferdinand Pecora, I
counsel for the senate stock mar-1
ket investigation committee,
charged here yesterday.
The accusation came after
Samuel Insull, Jr., had spent
three hours before the committee
?xplaining transactions in stocks
in companies which his father, a
^elf-imposed exile in Greece,
built into a huge and now ruined
Bombarded with questions con
'f'^i^g disposition of stocks in
I tilities. Inc., available to him
at $15 when the same stocks
we re being sold to the public at
£u0 a share, Insull denied he had
taken any paper profits before
the crash of the Insull interests, j
"I am busted," the husky, 32
year-old witness said soberly.
As youpg Insull testified, it
became known the bureau of in
vestigation of the justice depart-,1
ment has had between 10 and hv
agents auditing books of the Irv ;
■'uJI Utilities holding companies'
for several weeks. The agents
are seeking to discover whether
federal fraud statutes were vi<>-|
lated also whether there was
falsification of bankruptcy state-l
merits or misuse of the mails.
His hair rumpled but appearing
personally at ease before the
committee, Insull *aid his family
made over to Halsey Stuart and]
Company Investment Brokers,
37,000 shares of common stock
in payment for the bankers disJ
tributing to the public 00,000
shares of preferred stock at $0,
The latter block of prior pre
ferred stock gave the brokers
piivilege of buying additional;
common stock at $15 a share.
Pecora pointed out 704,000
shares of common stock in Insull
Utilities, Inc., were purchased by
the Insull family at $7.04 when
the company was organized.
"And within three weeks." I
Pecora dcelared, "the stock was
selling at $30 a share."
Turning to Insull, Pecora said:
"What consideration was paid
by your father for the right to;
buy 250,000 shares at $12 on I
the same day it was being trad
ed in at $30?"
Insull explained this arrange
ment was made at the end of
December, ll>28, before the stock |
was listed on the Chicago ex
change. Pecora then declared
that the 250,000 shares repre
sented $3,000,000 at $12 per
share but on the day the elder
Insull offered to dispose of these
holdings a value tag of $7,500,
000 was placed on them on the
Chicago stock exchange.
At the time of the Insull re
ceivership, his family had $8,
523,658.99 invested in Insul!
Utilities, Inc., the witness said,
"This is the basis of some
statements I have made that my
lather, mother and myself did
not unload."
W. Pat Kimzey to
Supervise B~~''
BREVARD, Feb. 16. (Special).
W. Pat Kimzey, Brevard attorney
and for the past year connected
with the state banking depart
ment in liquidation of closed banks
in this section, has been appointed
to supervise liquidation of banks
that have been under the supervi
sion of W. W. Woodley.
E. Frank Andrews of Greens
boro. will assist Mr. Kimzey in
the work, and will maintain head
quarters at Rutherfordton at pres
ent. Banks under the supervision
of Kimzey and Andrews include
the Brevard bank, First Bank &
Trust Co.. at Hendersonville, with
branches at Flat Rock and Saluda;
American Bank & Trust Co., Hen
dersonville; Rutherford County
bank and branch at Chimney
Rock; Merchants and Farmers
bank. Forest City; First Bank &
Tru?t Co., at Tryon, and Bank of
Mooresboro, at Mooresboro.
"Drys" Acquiesce; Re
pealer Now Conforms
Mere Nearly to Demo
rcatic Platform
United Press Staff Correspondent
A victorious "wet" onslaught last
ni>;ht howled over senate drys to
fo.-tc a vote at U p. m. today on
tii? revised Blaine 18th Amend
ment repeal resolution which more
nearly conforms with the Demo
cratic platform.
Victory for the Democrats and !
tne "wets" came suddenly. The J
dry defense crumbled completely, !
their leader agreeing to a final!
vote today after finding- their fight
against it in vain.
Democrats, under the guidance ,
of their leader, Senator Joseph F. |
Robinson, struck from the Blaine j
resolution the provision giving |
congress power to Lan the saloon
and voted to make ratification by
?tate conventions instead of legis
The powerful Robinson took the
leadership last night, cracked the
whip and his Democrats and their
wet adherents followed. Drys
meekly acquiesced. As a result of J
changes the senate made under
this pressure, the resolution now |
is closer to the outline of Demo- i
cratic platform and if it gets the
necessary two-thirds today in the
senate will therefore have a much
better chance of getting consid
eration from Speaker Garner's
house of representatives.
Garner has announced he will
^••mit anothe^ house vote this
Xc'iw i chfly ou an outright repeal
tesolution such as the Democrats
pledged in their Chicago conven
tion and such as was defeated by
a margin of only six votes in the
house on the opening day of the
session. House leaders have ex
pressed confidence that six votes
can be changed on another vote if
the amendment suits Garner.
Only in one particular does the
resolution as it stood after the
session last night differ from the
Democratic platform proposal.
Robinson first moved to eliminate1 !
a section giving federal govern
ment protection to dry states!
against liquor importations, hut
when drys pressed him he with
drew it, letting the section stand, j
Intended Victim, R. Cros
Iey Kemper, Head of
Kansas City Bank
KANSAS CITY. Mo., Feb. 16.
(UP). A young extortionist, frus
trated in his attempt to obtain
$15,000 from a wealthy banker,
shot himself to <leath in his would
be victim's house yesterday.
The intended victim was K.
Crosby Kemper, president of the
City Bank & Trust company. The
would-be extortionist was identi
fied by fingerprints as K. W. Lat
tin. 32.
He threatened death to Sally
Ann, 9-year-old daughter of the
banker, if his demands were not
met. With a police squadron
thrown about t'ue Kemper home
and capture imminent, he sent a
bullyt into his own brain. Death
came an hour later at General
On his person was found a note
"Goodby, mother, I can't stand
to see you hungry."
Lattin. who showed indications
of being a drug addict, entered
the home while both Kemper and
his wife were absent.
Clean-Up Work
Relief Project;
Many Employed
Continuing the policy of giving
work to unemployed men on pub
lic projects, about a dozen men
were engaged today in cleaning
up alleys and vacant lots in the
block just north of the court
house. George W. Justice, county
commissioner in charge of relief
work, said at least 15 or 20 load*
of tra&h would be hauled away
from a small area. The men are
paid with federal funds allotted to
I the county.
Crowds Too Dense for
Him to Carrv Out
Shooting Plans
MIAMI. Fla.. Feb. 10.— (UP),
j Guisseppi Zangara, 33, Italian
J bricklayer, admitted he purchased
| the {run with which ho attempted
I to assassinate President - elect
Roosevelt here last night, police
announced shortly before mid
/angara also told police he at
tempted to assassinate King Em
manuel of Italy ten years ago, po
lice said.
"When 1 read in the Miami
newspapers that Roosevelt was
coming to Miami 1 bought with |
$8 a nun with which to kill him," |
Zangara was quoted as having)
told police.
"I got to the scene early but j
the crowd was too big for me to
get near the platform.
4'I meant to shoot him while he
was talking but the crowd was in
my way and I am a short man. j
"I have always hated the rich I
and powerful and I hoped tonight j
that I would have better luck |
than I did ten year> ago when in '
Italy I purchased the pistol with
which to kill KinR Emmanuel
He blamed the dense crowd for |
his failure.
"By a queer trick of fate," he |
continued, "the same thing that,
failed me in Italy was the same
thing that prevented me from kill
ing Roosevelt tonight—too dense
a crow J.
"I suppose I iried to kill Rovavj
velt because I have been in con
stant trouble from a stomach op
Zangara has six stitches in his
right side, probably from an op
pendix operation, it was said. He
said he had been in Miami for
two months.
WASHINGTON, Feb. lfi. (UP) I
Rear Admiral Cary T. Grayson,
chairman of the inaugural com
mittee. says no change is contem- j
plated in arrangements for the'
outdoor inaugural of President- |
elect Roosevelt, as a result of the
Miami shootings last night.
Powell to Speak
In the County
Kiwanis Will Also Hear
Baptist Pastor
Dr. W. F. Powell, pastor of the
First Baptist church of Nashville,
Tonn., who will hold a meeting1
in the First Baptist church here
next week will also speak several
times in different parts of the
He will preach at Fruitland
Institute Tuesday morning at
11:30 and at 3 o'clock Tuesday
afternoon in the auditorium of
the Fletcher high school. On
Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock
he will speak in the hi«;h school
auditorium at Mills River. His
afternoon appointment will be at
the East Plat Rock high school,
and his Friday afternoon service!
will be held at the Dana school,
both of these meetings beginning
at 3 o'clock.
Rev. W. H. Ford, pastor of the
Hendersonville church, is urging
the people of these communities
to attend these services. He is
working in connection with rhe
(county superintendent of schools
and the several principals.
Dr. Powll is well known to the
people of this county and it is
sincerely hoped that great crowds
will attend these meetings. He
is one of the south's greatest
preachers and his messages will
be of vital interest to all who
hear him.
He will preach at the First
Baptist church, Hendersonville
at 10 a. m. and 7:30 p. m. every
day next week beprinninjr Mon
day night. He is also scheduled
to address the Kiwanis club on
Thursday. He was one of the
organizers of this club.
Representative Godfrey G. Good
win. Republican. Minnesota, fell
or jumped to death today from
the fifth floor window of his ho
tel. He has been representative of
the 10th Minnesota district since
Cermak Shot
Mayor Anton Cermak of Chicago,
who was critically wounded in
Miami last night. He was visited
by President-elect Koos^velt be-1
fore bis departure from there for
New York this morning.
Hoover Sends
On FDV Escape
Anxious About Cermack;
Guard at White House
The secret service today redoubled
its protection of President Hoover
and President - elect Roosevelt
while the nation's highest officials
expressed thankfulness that the
president-elect was not injured in
the Miami shooting last night.
WASHINGTON, Fsb. 18. (UT>)
President Hoover issued a state
ment last night saying he was
"deeplv shocked" by news that
shots had been fired at President
elect Roosevelt.
He described the incident as a
"dastardly act." Mr. Hoover also
sent a telegram to the president
elect rejoicing at his escape and
asking tor the condition of Mayor
In his telegram to Ilooscvelt,
President Hoover said:
"Together with every citizen I
rejoice that you have not been in
jured. I .shall be grateful to you
for news of Mayor Cermak's con
The capital was stunned last
night when word flashed through
that an attempt had been made on
the life of the president-elect.
In the midst of preparations for!
the inaugural ceremonies barely
two weeks away, the first com
ment of officials in Washington
was one of relief that the assas
sin's aim had spared the presi
Meantime the executive man
sion was guarded throughout the
night by the regular detail of 15
White House policemen. Gates
into the grounds were left open
as usual and except for the strag-1
glers returning from the theatres. I
Pennsylvania Avenue in front of
the White House was almost de-l
First word of the shooting
reached the White House through)
the United Press. A short time
thereafter the White House
switchboard was swamped with
telephone calls.
Theodore G. Joslin, secretary to
President Hoover, received the
news and hastened to inform the
president, who issued his state
ment within an hour.
Word of the attempted assas
sination spread quickly through
Washington. Numerous telephone
calls were received at newspaper
Vice President Garner had
gone to bed and hotel officials de
clined to ring him on the tele
phone in accordance with his long,
standing instructions. However a
summary of the United Press dis
patch was placed under his door
by hotel representatives.
If President-elect Franklin D.
Roosevelt had been killed by a
would-be assassin at Miami last
night, John N. Garner would have
become president. This method of
succession was included in the
Norris "lame duck" constitutional
amendment adopted recently by
the states and promulgated last
week by the secretary of state.
(UP).—A possible maximum pen
itentiary sentence of 100 years
could be given Giuseppi Zangara,
who attempted the assassination
of Franklin D. Roosevelt at Mi
ami last night. Attorney General
Cary D. Landis said today.
Twenty years is the maximum
sentence for an attempt to mur
der, but Zangara can get a 20
J year sentence for each of the five
'people wounded.
Guard Placed Body to
Protect Roosevelt as
Shots Fired
MIAMI, Fla.. Feb. 16.—(UP).
The courage of a small woman
who pitted her strength against a
crazed gunman probably sa»'el
President-elect Roosevelt from in
jury or death.
Mrs. W. F. Cross, wife of n
Miami physician seized the arm of
the gunman to prevent accurate
aim. "My mind grasped the situa
tion in a flash," she said. Shu
was standing on a bench with hir.i
when she saw the gun pointed
and grabbed his arm.
MIAMI, Feb. 16.—(UP).—
President-elect Franklin D. Roose
velt, who missed assassination at
the hands of Giuseppi Zanpari,
when five others were injured, in
cluding Mayor Anton Cermak of
Chicago and Mrs. Joseph E. Gill,
critically wounded, called on t!i»
latter two victims at the hospital
today before leaving at 10:15 a.
m.. for New York.
United Press Staff Correspondent
MIAMI", Fla.. Feb. 16.-—(UP).
Five .shots were fired at Presi
dent-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt
last night, wounding five persons,
including Mayor Anton Cermak or
The president-elect was unin
The assailant, who was captured
by a rush of secret service men,
police and sheriffs officers, was
described as Giussenpi
aii Italian brick layer. Ht *.ya*4 j
spirited a way by officers to sava.
him from an angry crowd. Police
said he admitted he bought his
gun with the intent to kill Mr.
The shooting took place in Bay
Front Park here a few minutes
after Mr. Roosevelt had come
ashore from the yacht Nourmahal
on which lie had been cruising
through the Bahamas. The presi
dent-elect was responding t o a
welcome of 10,000 people gath
ered in the park when the crack
of pistol shots cut short his speech.
Zangara was said to have ad
mitted that 10 years ago he wa;
party to plot against the life of
King Victor Emmanuel of Italy.
(An attempt was made in 1911
on the life of King Victor Em
manuel ai d the assailant was im
prisoned until 1928 when, at the
king's order, he was given full
freedom in a general amnesty).
The injured in addition to
Mayor Cermak, who was shot
through the chest, the bullet com
ing out his back and who may be
fatally wounded, were:
William Sinnott of New York,
detective, shot in head.
Mrs. Jos. Gill, wife of the presi
dent of the Florida Power and
Light company, shot twice in the
Mrs. Margaret Keyes of New.
ark ,N. J., shot in the hand.
Russell Caldwell, aged five, of
Cocoanut Grove, Fla., slightly in
First reports had been that a
secret service man named Brod
nauv, who was with the president
elect, had been shot in the head.
It developed, however, that he had
leaped to a position in front of
Mr. Roosevelt to shield him and
(Continued on page three)
PRAGUE, Czechoslovakia, Feb.
16.— (UP).—Large crowds gath
ered today seeking news of May
or of Chicago Anton Cermak's
condition. Cermak is a native of
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