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fair and colder tonight; much colder Thursday. (Elrr (Ltntcs - Kcuts GOOD AFTERNOON Lot# of banks were ready to open the other day, but th® Sec retary of the Treasury Woodin let them. VOL- 52—No. 63 HENDERSONV1LLE, N. C., WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15, 1933 SINGLE COPIES, FIVE CENTS TORNADO KILLS 34 IN THREE STATES <4> ^ * * * * .y. ■¥■ •¥• * * * * * * '!• •)£* War Talk Spreads Gloom In Europe IAZI FORCES MANEUVERING iUWGRIflNE fcnch Consider Action Is Eolation of Treaty of Versailles SITUATION OVER EUROPE IS TENSE STRASBOURG, Alsace, Mar. i—(UP).—The echo of mus jetiirc was heard along the lime in pre-dawn hours today | u Nazi forces staged all night a»a«uTers on the low mountains Mr Fribourg. Msny French sources consid. rtd the maneuvers are open notation of the Treaty of Ver aiiles. BY UNITED"PRESS .-.e throat of war hun^r heavily re: a distraught European conli rent. arousing susmcions and causing risinsr anxiety last night. Prefer J. Ramsay MacDonald of Great Britain sought dseper a'Wv to save the preliminary vorld disarmament conference from collapse. He has conferred with Premier Daladier of France at Paris and jua«! to hurry to Italy to seek the P' iro>> °f Premier Mussolini. I rr.-roh and Italian relations | ^proved, despite French If-res. Italy apparently is p*ly once more with the cen p r nvers. with whom she was k before the outbreak of the Tjid war in 1914. France and Great Britain have «>?<] arms shipments from Italy fe Hungary across Austria to be Trned to the shipper. There k? been unconfirmed reports Jrcary was obtaining combat and poison gas from Ital a: jrces. French view the rise of -m :n Germany with increas v : .ar. They have proteste<i I* the occupation by Hitlerite "Sinn troops" of barracks at in the demilitarized Rhine zone. Germany has rejected protest. ^ancellor Adolf Hitler. Fascist c^ftain of Germany, threaten5 karm Germany unless the other l^ers disarmed. His threat wie* at a time when Poland was sported rushing reinforcement? c:< *he "Polish corridor," sepa *'• n? East Prussia from the resl t Germany. Hitler, some observers feel r 'j!d welcome a war with Polanc r'r the corridor, to unite Ger pay behind his Fascist regime p anti-communist and anti-Jew campaigns have caused higF within the German nation, A "i*.riotic war for the corridor felt, would unite Germanj his regime. I ^ir-aw has denied reports the | ~ was being heavily armed f• reports persisted that Poland r3; rushing cavalry, infantry and into the disputed zone. **r with Poland probably involve France. Poland's ^-.ittal supporter. fc# Vrench press on the wes "t" is flinging harsh chal y. defiant Germany. Depu ,e; " parliament at Paris have ; n France to awake to the danger seen across the The war talk. long whis fw. has broken into the open. * Vienna, 3,500 recruits re _ enlisted have been ordered ► /?r rt ^or military duty. Pre r»r, s ostensibly is prepar •" maintain order within Aus a?ains* possible Socialist or J® "Prising*. He also fears a ^ Coup D'etat, dispatches M\v16 tee'- however. Austria's are designed to support , -a"v once more in the event r- aeed. paver among three Farheels voting nc f CULLEN BEER B1U Washington, March 15. "Vj— House members fron ,'jthern states voting against th< i- ® beer bill included, Clark ;fej^r and Lambeth of th« Carolina delegation. CUSS~T0 MEET AT VALENTINE HOMB J ^ weekly meeting of the len ». study group of St. Jame: , 'aC°Ptl church which is takin> L?Urs« of instruction in prayei under T. W. Valentine wil j. t tomght at the home of Mr (!:tfn ine 'n Mount Royal. Th< N *>11 convene at 8 o'clock. "Let Us Unite in Banishing Fear" i "Confidence and courage are the essentials of success in carrying out ! our plan . . . Let us unite in banishing fear." Thus did President ; Roosevelt appeal for the loyal support of all Americans as he ex plained the government's plan for reopening bank-? and rebuilding I the country's financail system from his desk in the study of the i White House, as pictured here. LABUKtttt 15. AINU L, KtTUK 1 SHOWS OVER $73,000 REALTY SALES IN PAST FEW MONTHS Directors in Annual Meet ing Told Year's Earn ings 7.1 Per Cent TO ELECT OFFICERS NEXT TUESDAY NIGHT Four new directors of the La j borers Building & Loan Associr. I tion were elected at the annual : meeting of stockholders held last night. The meeting was featured also by favorable reports of offi cers on progress made by the as sociation. A. L. Davenport, Alfonso Pace, G. C. Connell and J. W. Ncsbitt are the new directors, while the following were re-elected: Carl Maxwell, A. Ficker, J. €. Morrow, | Jr., L. R. Geiger. W. R. Kirk. P. , I F. Patton, J. E. Shipman, J. C. Drake, G. H. Valentine. T. W. Valentine and J. L. Albea. The association's annual report to the state as read last night i showed earnings of 7.1 per cent, according to a computation made by state officials, and this fact drew favorable comment from stockholders, ab well as did a re port on the low cost of operating the association. P. F. Patton. vice | president, who presided at the ! meeting, submitted a report show ing total real estate sales of $73, 081.39 in recent months and said that the association has collected in full its deposit of approximate . ly $25,000 in the First Bank & I Trust Co., when that institution closed. A large representation of stock holders attended the meeting, par ticularly from the rural districts, and much of the time was occu pied by general discussion and by talk^ of officers and directors on how the association has been man aged and on the business outlook. The directors will meet next Tuesday night to elcct officers. i Mrs. Vandiver's 11 .! Mother, Sister ; Hurt in Accident > I ! Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Vandiver were called to Greenville. S. C., yesterday, following an automo bile accident in which Mrs. Van diver's mother and sister were in ' jured. ' Her mother, Mrs. J. R. Shaver, suffered a fractured rib and othe»: * injuries. Her sister. Mrs. J. H, * Shell suffered a severed artery ' and nerves in one foot. Mr. Shell ' j and three children were also in I j the car, including a six-months in * i fant, which was entirely un harmed. The others were badly 'shaken up and bruised. DEFER INCOME | TAX PAYMENT Federal Government Ex tends Period 15 Days; Interest Added ! By VIRGIL PINKLEY United Press Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON. March 15.— (UP).—A 15-day extension in income tax payments was grant ed by the treasury yesterday be cause of the troubled banking situation which has made it diffi-l cult for many people to meet this obligation. Taxpayers taking advantage of the extension, however, will be required to pay six per cent intex*est for the 15-day period upon a quarter of the total tax due. Normally income tax pay ments are due by midnight of March 15. The tax may be paid J in a lump sum or in quarterly I installments. Under the extension granted, the taxpayer owing $100 and planning to pay it in four in stallments would proceed as fol lows : , The return and first quarterly | payment of $25 would be due by midnight of March 31, plus six per cent interest thereon which would amount to six cents for 15 days The other payments would be due on the 15th of June, September and December. There would be no interest charge on these installments. j The treasury decision address ed co all collectors of internal revenue and others concerned follows: "In accordance with the pro vision of section 53 of the reve nue act of 1932, an extension of time for filing income tax re turns for individuals, fiduciaries, and corporations for the calendar year 1932. is hereby granted up to and including March 31, 1933, and the returns when so filed shall be accompanied by at least one-fourth of the tax together with interest on such amounts at ' the rate of six per cent per an num from March 15, 1933." The decision was signed by W. H. Woodin, secretary of the treasury, and David Burnet, com missioner of internal revenue. HOOVER GOING HOME NEW YORK. March 15. (UP). Former President Herbert Hoover probably will leave New York for j California Thursday or Friday, it was indicated yesterday. He has been attending to personal inter ests in the city since leaving of fice. Will Be Taken Up Then! After Economy Measure j Is Acted on Today BEER BIUTVOTED BY LOWER HOUSE1 WASHINGTON. Mar. 15. (UP) The senate finance committee to day amended the house 3.2 pel cent beer bill to include wine an< fruit juices and ordered a favor able report to the senate. Consideration of the mcasun before nightfall was anticipated in the event it finishes its worfy on the economy bill by that time. President Roosevelt's economy program ran into stubborn opposi tion in the senate yesterday and, | despite a late night session reccss I was taken then without any ac tion on the proposal to reduce the government expenses by $500, 000.000. The chief fisrht centered about the proposal to allow Mr. Roose velt to reduce veterans' expendi t tures by about $400,000,000. HOUSE VOTES BEER IN LISTLESS SESSION WASHINGTON, March 15.— (UP).—Overwhelmingly and with resounding cheers the house yes terday carried out President Roosevelt's orders and passed a 3.2 per cent beer bill, a day aft er he had called for it in his pithy, 72-word surprise message. Members and occupants of the gallaries jumped to their feet and roared their applause when1 peaker Henry T. Rainey an-| nounced that the vote was 316, to 07 to pass the Cullen beerj bill. It was approved after only! three hours of desultory debate. Almost as quick action appear ed likely in the senate. The measure may be passed there to day The bill was hurried to the senate by a fleet footed messeng er. Immediately it was referred! to the finance committee. Chair-1 man Pat Harrison announced he had called the committee to meet today and hoped to report the measure to the senate at noon. Its disposition there depends up on senate action on the pending economy dictatorship measure. If the bill should pass the sen ate tonight and be signed by the; president, sale of the 3.2 per cent beverage could begin April 1 in states which permit it. Tho law becomes effective only 15! days after enactment. I Breweries are expected to pre pare their plants for operation, at once. Many already can be-j gin work at a few hours notice. Under the measure they can ap ply for permits as soon as Presi-1 dent Roosevelt has affixed his signature. The measure, estimated to I produce between $150,000,000 and $200,000,000 to bjilance the! budget, moved swiftly through, the house Tuesday. Under the iron clad rule imposed by house leaders, no amendments were permitted and the bill went through as drafted. It provides a $5 a barrel tax and a $1000 annual license fee for each brewery. It carries no J restrictions as to sale, but has a proviso guaranteeing dry states, protection from shipments by wet states. Method and limita tions of sale are left entirely to (Continued on page four) State Revenue Machinery Act Sent to Senate RALEIGH, March 15.—(UP). The revenue machinery act was passed on the third and final read ing by the house today and sent to the senate after two amend ments, one to restore tax exemp tion on foreign stocks, and to ex empt Polk county from the tax, were* killed. State income tax returns filed during March are not to be pen alized but interest will be charged after March 15. N. C. Emergency Banking Bill Is Passed in Senate | RALEIGH. March 15.—(UP). ! The senate emergency banking ! bill written by Gurney P. Hood, banking commissioner, passed the senate today and will become law . ipon ratification, FARM AND IDLE RELIEF PLANS NEARLY READY Roosevelt Ironing Out De tails of Next Adminis trative Steps WASHINGTON. Mar. 15. (UP) A two point program calling for I immediate employment of at least J 200,000 men in national forests and experimental farm relief will )e submitted to congress soon by President Roosevelt, it was an lounced at the White House to Jay. The president is expected to jend a message to congress tonioi •ow on his unemployment relief neasure, and ask permission to pUl pCUjJIU LO wviivf nuu «ij national forests but also on other governmental projects that would not conflict with the work now >eing done. By FREDERICK A STORM United Press Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON, March 15.— President Roosevelt last night yut the finishing touches to the farm and unemployment relief frograms he is expected to pre sent to congress this week. in a cabinet meeting that last ed for nearly three hours the two subjects, which arc high on the agenda of his "new deal" schedule, were overhauled along with latest developments in the banking situation. It was the belief in well-in formed White House circles that the farm program would be the first of the two submitted, it is no secret that the president is desirous of having legislation en acted along those lines before spring planting begins in order that a definite start can be made toward price stabilization and general economic recovery in the industry. What form his recommenda tions would take, however, no one was prepared to say. Sen ator Smith of South Carolina, and Representative Jones, chair man of the agriculture commit tees in their respective houses, felt that proposals would suggest the trial for at least a year of some of the ideas advanced by farm leaders. This was generally understood to mean that Mr. Roosevelt would ask first of all a reduction of tillable acreage and the aban donment of marginal or unprof itable lands. The rough draft of the agricul ture bill already has been drawn up and awaits, according to Sec retary Wallace, only the "iron ing out" of minor details. The unemployment relief meas ure was slated for completion, it was declared, within the next day or two. Miss Frances Per kins, secretary of labor, has been working with the president on the legislation for the jobless which call for the immediate au thorization of a $500,000,000 bond issue for a public works program. Much of this money, if voted, will be spent in the Tennessee River valley. There Mr. Roose velt is anxious to embark on a (Continued on page four) Chinese Troops Challenge Japs in Counter Attacks HSINFENGKUO, Manchuria, Mar. 15.—(Thursday).— (UP). Chinese troops launching: a counter attack recovered Hsin fengkuo today after a brief skirmish with Manchoukuo forces. Heavy fighting was reported at Chiehlinhou, a kilometer north of the Great Wall. SHANHAIKWAN. March 15.— (UP).—Chinese troops issued «' challenge for Japanese invasior into China proper today bj launching a series of counter at tacks at Nipponese columns, now firmly intrenched before all th< gateways to the Great Wall. The attacks were attended bj brisk sniping of Japanese troop: and advanced the possibility of : spread of military operations to ' ward Peiping. CONFER WITH ROOSEVELT ON JOBLESS RELIEF BILL President Roosevelt's sweeping unemployment relief program, involv ing a $500,000,000 bond issue for public improvements, was taking definite shape after his conference with senators who have cham pioned jobless relief legislation. Shown leaving the White House conference are, left to right. Senator Kdward P. Costigan of Colo rado; Robert l'\ Wagner of New York and Robert M. LaFollctte, Jr., of Wisconsin. VACANT LOTS STILL SOUGHT FOR GARDENS Are Necessity if Needy Families Are To Be Granted Help Another call for vacant lots or acreage to be used as Ear den plots this summer was is sued today by the county wel fare department. Anyone having vacant ground which he is willing to donate for this purpose is asked to notify R. G. Anders or G. W Justice at the courthouse. Welfare agencies in the county have announced that they will not extend aid to needy families next winter if in the meantime these fam ilies have not made an effort to supply themselves with veg etables and other foodst ;ffs during the growing season. MRS. SHPRINT5 DIED TUESDAY Rites of Former Hender sonville Woman at Ashe viJle Thursday Mrs. Rosa Shprintz, the wife o Harry Shprintz. formerly of Her. dersonville and having many fam ily connections here, died las night in a hospital in Indianapoli where she had been under treat ment for about six weeks. He home was in Crab Orchard, Ky. /and she was 43 years old. The body will be brought t Asheville by train, arriving thor at 10 a. m. Thursday, accompa nied by Edward Patterson, o Hendersonvillo, a nephew. Funer [ al services will be held at 3 p. m Thursday in Temple Bickur Cho lim, on Liberty street, Asheville followed by burial in the Jewis cemetery in West Asheville. Besides her husband, Mr? Shprintz is survived by a daugb ter. May Frances; her parent? Mr. and Mrs. M. Fred, of Hender sonville; four sisters, Mrs. H. Fat terson and Mrs. Alex Pattersor both of Hendersonville, and Mr? Nathan Morris and Mrs. Loi Pushell ,both of Somerset, Ky . and the following brothers: Na than Fred, Hendersonville; Jac] i Fred, Charlotte, and Pat Fred Chattanooga. Mr. Shprintz and daughter, Mr= M. Fred, Mr. and Mrs. Pushell am ; Mr. and Mrs. Morris and Edwari Patterson were with Mrs. Shprint: r I at the time of her death, i j Two Hendersonville stores— i' Patterson's and The Leader—wil • be closed Thursday at the time o I the funeral. STATE TRUST AWAITS ORDER ON REOPENING Vice-President Kelly Ad vises Resumption Thurs day Is Likely Hcndcrsonvillc is expected to morrow to be added to the list of North Carolina cities in which banks have been permitted to re open following the enforced ten day banking holiday. H. B. Kelly, vice-president of the Stete Trust Co., telephoned from Raleigh last night and ad vised W. B. Hodges, president of the bank, that the applications which he carried to the state capi tal for the bank here and the one at Brevard were numbered 51 and 52 and that they should be reach ed today or tonight by Gurney P. Hood, state banking commissioner, and others who are passing on the r applications. j Press dispatches from Raleigh j today said that the applications of 30 banks strictly under the au r thority of the state banking de j partment had been passed upor last night, which were taken here to indicate that the Hendersonvilh and Brevard applications would .'be reached today or tonight. A few banks in the state, most ly those under federal supervision opened yesterday; others, includ ing a numtar of state institutions resumed business today, anc ; others found to be in sound con - dition will be reopened on subse . quent days. Those permitted tc t reopen are unrestricted except a; i to the federal ruling againsl - hoarding. With 135 application; : before him and others pouring ir , hourly. Commissioner Hood em phasized the fact that failure o! ) any bank to reopen at once di< : not reflect to any degree upon its - solvency. IJ Hendersonvillc business inter - csts awaited the reopening of th< . State Trust company patiently bu' - with a groat deal of expectancy , While business has been carricc i on remarkably well under the cir cumstances, reopening of the bant . is expected greatly to expedit* - transactions. A very optimistic , attitude on the part of the public - was noted, and predictions wer( - made that none of the hysteria oi , uneasiness, prevalent before the . banking holiday was declared, wil i be displayed. : c. OF C. DIRECTORS MEETING IS CALLEE 1 j The board of directors of the : j Chamber of Commerce will meet ! Thursday night of this week, ac - cording to notices issued at tht 1 Chamber of Commerce offices to< f I day. The meeting will be at i I o'clock. STORM VIOLENT AS FAR EAST AS KINGSPORT Electric Service Suspends Through East Tennessee Sections MOST OF DEATHS IN REMOTE MOUNTAINS NASHVILLE, March 15. — (UP)—The total number of dead is now 34 in the tornado which swept across three states last night venting most of its fury in the remote Cumberland moun tain region along the Eastern Kentucky - Tennessee border. Eighteen of the 34 were killed in this sector in a 70-mile stretch. KINGSPORT, Tenn., March 15.—(UP) —A tornado struck Cherry Hill, small suburb of this city at about 9 o'clock last night and first reports indicated all buildings in the village were de molished. Early estimates were that possibly 15 persons had been killed. All wire service was disrupted and this prevented immediate confirmation of reports. Advices here said the storm struck near Nashville late yesterday, stop ping electric service to street cars and elevators and later struck several other localities in East Tennessee. bUILDINGS DEMOLISHED NEAR JELLICO, TENN. JELLICO, Tenn., March 15.— (UP)—A tornado passed through a small settlement one mile from here last night and demolished all small and weakly constructed .buildings in the area. Several « persons were reported Bcriously injured. THREE KILLED IN EAST SIDE OF NASHVILLE I NASHVILLE. Tenn., March 15.—(UP) —Three persons were killed and 150 injured when a tornado passed through the east , ern part of this city last nipht. j The dead were a Mrs. 13endi . man, Margaret Johnson, 11, and D. B. Lanier, all of East Nash ville. The estimate of 150 in jured came from Protestant hos pital where the casualties were taken. All the dead smothered or were struck by falling debris. MEMPHIS, Tenn., March 15. (UP).—A heavy wind was the forerunner of the tornado in Southeast Missouri and Eastern Arkansas last night brought in juries to at least five persons and property damage estimated at $85,000. Fifty thousand dollars damage wag reported at Caruthersville, Mo., but no injuries were known there The storm cut a quarter mile-wide patch through Caruth ersville, demolishing business buildings, houses and barns. The Jernigan home near Lc panto was demolished. Legion Post Here Backs Roosevelt Economy Measure Senators From North Car olina Are Advised of Action The Hubert M. Smith post of ■ the American Legion last night adopted a resolution in support of President Roosevelt's economy bill now pending before the United States senate, and telegrams ur*r , ing support of this measure were i sent to Senators J. W. Bailey and R. R. Reynolds. The telegrams were signed by f senators lead as follows: [ "The Hendersonville post of the i American Legion in a special meeting recorded itself over . whelmingly as supporting th*? i ( President in his entire program ;: and requests you give him your | wholehearted support." I The telegram sent to the two . L. B. Prince .commander. The resolution declared that the Hendersonville post recog : nizes the existence of a grave na tional emergency, constituting u challenge to the patriotism of eve^v loyal American, that Presi dent Roosevelt has laid recom mendations before congress, that the local post deems the balancing of the budget as vitally necessary, and that the members of the post have faith in the sincerity and ability of the president. I The resolution further pledged the allegiance to the flag and con stitution and called upon every citizen and every organization to put aside particular desires and objectives and support the presi j dent in his efforts to preserve and ! re-establish the Union on a sound j basis and thus insure the welfare 1 and happiness of all the people.