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Rain tonight; Tuesday fair and | colder. ©h? (Ttntrs -^eius GOOD AFTERNOON Japan is buying up old •Hips all over the world for scrap. Paper* give the impression they had p!en y of scrap on their hands already. VOL. 52—No. 67 HENDERSONVILLE, N. C., MONDAY, MARCH 20, 1933 SINGLE COPIES, FIVE CENTS Uiy 2 Election To Be Featured By Special Ballot f BOARD ABOLISHED PLANT CAN BE SOLD When voters of the city of Hen jtrsonville fro to the polls on May • to vote for city commissioners gj a mayor they will also vote ■ the question of maintaining: or »Ii?hing the present water .*rd. This election will be held under •x provisions of an act passed jrthc 1931 general assembly and twiishins the board of water NBmi?stfmers, subject to the ap jrorai of the voters of the city in iteneral city election. The act furtlj^r provides that I the board is abolished by the acetion. the duties of the water commissioners will then fall upon the mayor and members of the city board of commissioners. A farther provision of the act is that if the water commission is abolished the city commissioners may at a later date set a special or general election at which time rotcr? may vote on the question of telling the city water plant. The present system of main ttsinu the city water plant under it direction of the water com |ti; oners was provided for by an I r f *he general assembly pass [ n 1921, and the commission 's! took office on Jan. 1, 1922. The original board, appointed if the act of the legislature, was snposed of C. E. Brooks, ehair va; J. W. Bailey. and K. G. lorris. The present board is composed J. W. Bailey, chairman; Z. C. Jrers and Dr. W. R. Kirk. The board was empowered by legislature to hold all the r real estafe, right", franchise c; property of every kind relat 3 to the water and sewer sj'lj and property that might be obtained. The board now controls 24 jyare miles of watershed, two stake dams. 17 niles of 16-in'-h Jansmission' pipe, seven miles of W-inch transmision pipe, a five tilion gallon reservoir, 40 odd ftes and 30 odd miles of cast no distribution pipe of the city tf Hendersonville. There are approximately 2,300 ffvices, of which 99 per cent are setered. and the property under (Continued on pajje two) SALUDA MAYOR D.RUN AGAIN fcyor Capps Has Already I^rvcd Town In Many Capacities SALUDA. March 20.—Yielding 0 ia? persuasion of ardent sup Mayor H. L. Capps an "*»ces for re-election, at the ex Nation of his term of office May Mayor Capps has faithfully! ^ this community in many pities and records show that rendered most efficient ser J* as mayor. He was first elect Sjiayor for the term of 1919 He was appointed mayor to 1 the unexpired term of Dr. J. ^little. August 1929 to May when Dr. Little resigned. ?*e expiration of that term Capps was elected to suc ** himself. aui h. Thompson was operat •• last Sunday night for ap N'citis at Elberton. Ga., the "^c town of his wife. It was an ?er*®ncy case. Hi* sister, Mrs. Ward and Mr. Ward mo ^ to Elberton Monday and ► * returned to Saluda. Mr. Jd and Mrs. G. L. Thompson to Elberton Wednesday. • Thompson remained with her 5. and Mr. Ward returned to bringing reports of satis y 2Tv Progress in the recovery £t- Thompson. ta.r- ®nd Mrs. Barrington Kins: ^ daughter, Frances, on their J5 )r>P to Savannah, Ga.. by tod ft- m a v's't *° New York tjj_ "Kington, stopped over for komeWeek"end at *heir mountain fn'lV?ry P'easant birthday sur ■qQaparty w»s enjoyed by Mba it ^ Patterson Thursday evening ^o'ra °* ^'ss Bettie-Joe ^"•Ifcon, where she was visit T. Howard and son, ij>r, rc.e' have motored to Fort Wl. . • where they will spend C '®®ks with her son, Leander * a*i his family. Portrait of First Lady in White House This portrait of Mrs. Franklin Delano Roosevelt, framed in the ma i jestic entrance to the ceremonial staircase of the White House, is the first portrait made of the new First Lady within the executive man sion itself. It is by these stairs that the president and his wife., make [their entrancr tn ali state fdWtions. LONDON SEES REVISION OF PACT! AS ONLY WAY TO AVOID WAR 1 MUSSOLINI HAS PEACE SCHEME He And MacDonald In Accord On Many Dip matic Views ROME. March 20.— (UP) — Premier Benito Mussolini came forward last night with a bold proposal that the four jrreat Eu ropean powers—Italy, France, Great Britain and Germany—dis card old quarrels and sign a pact in a new spirit of peace and co operation. Mussolini made his proposal for ithis new peace pact at a two-hour conference with Prime Minister J. Ramsay MacDonald and Sir John Simon, British foreign secretary, at the British embassy. He told the British leaders — who dramatically flew to Rome for these week-end conferences— that he was ready to accept the British arms readjustment scheme "in principle," and then offered his counter-proposal. The treaty as suggested by the "iron man" of Fascist Italy coin cided with MacDonald's arms plan on several major points,- it was learned. The accorrl, which can be styled a "reinforced Kellogg pact for Europe" outlawing war would be known as "a four-power pact for the maintenance of European (Continued on page four) 3 Army Officers Killed By Crash I Two Were Assigned Judge Advocate General's Staff PETERSBURG, Va.. March 20. (UP).—Three army officers were killed near here today when a plane in which the/ were riding caught fire and crashed. The dead are: Lieut James A. Willis, Jr., 30, the pilot. Major James A. Willis, his fa ther, a passenger. Major John A. Parker, another passenger. WASHINGTON. Mar. 19 (UP) Major James A. Willis and Major John A. Parker, two of the three 'army officers killed in a plane crash near Petersburg, Va., Sun day, were assigned to the judge advocate general's office here. Officials said the pair left Fri day for North Carolina on busi ness, v ,fU -1 Leaders Seek To Disen tangle Leaders From European Trouble By W. G. QU1SENBERRY United Press Staff Correspondent LONDON. March 20.—(UP) — Peaceable revision of the Treaty of Versailles before it is abrogat-l ed by forcc was regarded by some leaders here today as possibly the only alternative to war in Europe. The proposals by Prime Minis ter J. Ramsay Mac Donald at Gen eva and Rome apparently have had little or no effect in lessening j the tension among the British press and people. It was generally believed that despite the momentary hopes which the British proposals for arms readjustment have raised, the scheme is destined to join! others in diplomatic pigeon-holes. Such molders of public opinion as Lord Beaverbrook and Winston Churchill are clamoring that Great Britain extricate herself from the continental tangle be fore the storm breaks. However, more liberal elements] hold out a final hope of revising the Versailles treaty, which they maintain is the root of all present troubles. Meanwhile, nobody seems to have any idea of what Britain would actually do in the event of a sudden crisis on the continent. The public remains highly con fused, comparing recent pro nouncements by Sir John S'mon, foreign secretary, that the gov ernment would never allow the country to become embroiled in a fresh conflict, with MacDonald's declaration at Geneva. MacDon ald reiterated the statement of former Secretary of State Henry L. Stimson, at Washington, who said some time aero that in the event of war both England and the United States would find it impossibile to maintain neutrality. The general disturbed state of mind in England is reflected in the endless debates in parliament on the magnitude of the crisis growing across the English Chan nel. The newspapers are asiung whether London might not be re duced to ashes in a few hours by airplane or long-range artillery) bombardment. The attitude of many was sum med up by J. L. Garvin, editor of j the Sunday Observer, who wrote: | "It is stupid folly to imagine that in no circumstances would this country fight again. A life-1 and-death necessity may arise in circumstances which at present cannot be forecast. "But nothing on eatth ever will induce this country to fight for the 'strict maintenance' of eastern frontiers decreed in ill-omened treaties." < Miss Laughter of Etowah Beats World's Record for Basketball Throw by 10 Feet, Saturday /£v SAY AMERICANS SEEK BRITISH SOVIET BREACH Arrest Of Englishmen In Russia Laid To Intrigue For Trade rooseveltTstudies RUSS RECOGNITION LONDON, March 20.—(UP) — Groat Britain has decided to sus pend her trade treaty negotiations with Russia, Captain Anthony Eden, under foreign secretary, an nounced in the House of Commons today. The decision was reached as a result of arrest in Russia of six British employes of the Met ropolitan Vickers company, charged with plotting sabotage. LONDON, March 20.— (UP) — The newspaper Empire News yes terday quoted Prince Leonid Lie ven, Russian-born member of the English bar. as alleging that the recent arrest of six British repre sentatives of Motropolitan-Vick ers, Ltd.. in Moscow, on charges of sabotage was in reality part of a plot inspired by American busi ness interests desirous of getting Russian trade. "The move was aimed to induce a breach in Anglo-Russian diplo matic relations," the paper quoted the prince as saying, "in order to aid the United States for business purposes. "The United States is planning to recognize Soviet Russia in or der to capture the markets in Russia, but powerful British in terests are already established, and this competition is an obstacle to this policy of the United States.'' . ROOSEVELT STUDIES RECOGNITION POLICY WASHINGTON. Mar. 20 (UP) Congressional sources in close touch with the White House were advised last night that President Roosevelt had begun a study of the Russian recognition question. They anticipated a decision with in a week or two. Mr. Roosevelt, it is understood, is approaching the problem from a friendly viewpoint. Business leaders, clergymen and college professors are urging him to re store normal relations to stimu late U. S.-Russian trade and sta bilize peace in the Far East. Some patriotic societies and manufacturei's of commodities which are exported from Russia are opposing recognition. The present administration is the fifth to consider the exchange of ambassadors between Washing ton and Moscow. Presidents Wil son, Harding, Coolidge and Hoo ver refused to recognize the union of Socialist Soviet republics. Now the momentous problem is raised again, in the light of changed conditions. Once Russia was chaotic. Now it is stabilized. Once Soviet foreign trade was negligible. Now it is potent. The president is deciding whether these changes warrant a new policy. Mr. Rooseveli, is represented by his advisors as hesitating between two courses: 1. Clear-cut recognition, to be followed by negotiations over the problems of repudiated debts, (Continued on pago four) The Mills River boys and Ed neyville girls won the annual Henderson county track and field meet at the Mills Rivev athletic field on Saturday afternoon. In the boys' events, the Mills River team finished first, Etowah second, and Edneyville third. In the girls' events Edneyville finish ed first, Etowah and Mills River tied for second place, and Flat Rock trailed the field. In the elementary events the cup was awarded on the showing of boys and girls teams, and the teams from Mills River finished first in both divisions. On the combined score Etowah placed second and Edneyville third. RECORD BELIEVED SET In the basketball throw of the girls meet Miss Nannie Mae Laughter, 17-year-old Etowah girl is believed to have set a new world's record with a distance of 97 feet and 6 inches. A check of available records up to 1930 showed that up to that time the record was held by Miss Eleanor Churchill, of Boston, with a distance of 87 feet 3 inches. It had not been learned today wheth er this record had been bettered. Miss Laughter is a senior at Etowah and has won this event for the past three years. She consist ently throws a basketball from 85 to 90 in practice. In the standing broad jump event in the girls elementary meet Miss Brittain, of Mills River, set a mark of 7 feet and 5 inches, .which was three inches greater mark established in the prirls high school event. HIGH SCHOOL EVENTS BOYS: I 100-yard dash—Koontz, Edney [ville, first.; Sitton, Mills River, second; Davis, Mills River, third. High jump—Pruitt, Mills River, first; Davis, Etowah, and Banning, Etowah, tied for second. 100-yard relay—Mills River, first; Edneyville, second; Etowah, third. Broad jump—Underwood, Eto wah, first; Davis, Mills River, and Williams, Edneyville, tied for sec ond. Shot put—Sitton, Mills River, first; Hall, Mills River, second, Pryor, Edneyville, third. 220-yard dash—Pruitt, Mills River, first; Koontz, Edneyville, second; Moffitt, Mills River, third. Pole vault—Banning, Etowah, first; McCarson, Mills River, sec ond; Davis, Etowah, third. GIRLS: 50-yard relay — Edneyville, fint; Mills River, second, and Flat Rock, third. Basketball throw — Laughter, Etowah, first; Williams, Edney ville, second; Allen, Etowah, third. Broad jump—Laughter, Edney ville, first; Allen, Etowah, and Lewis, Mills River, tied for sec ond. Potato race—Crawford, Mills River, first; Stanley, Etowah, sec ond; Nelson, Flat Rock, third. 50-yard dash—Shytle, Edney ville, first; Freeman, Edneyville, second; Crawford, Mills River, a rare, beautiful and hospitable (Continued on page four) NEW TREE PLANTING URGED BY HOLLOWELL AS ONE CITY NEED Loss Of Further Vegetation Here Takes From City a Distinctive And Appealing Character By NOAH HOLLOWELL Serretary Chamber of Commerce The aesthetic soul of some of our citizens is sorely grieved be cause of the tendency to destroy the beautiful that has been more than a quarter c»f a century in the making. The urge to convert trees into cash or the loss of appreciation of the beautiful has 'caused the woodman's axe to destroy many of the white pines around the city. Some of these pines were planted several years ago at ^reat expense and carefully arranged into beautiful lanes or drives but are now being ruthlessly destroy ed for commercial purposes. If this practice persists indefinitely this community will be reduced to mere commonplace. A city that is outstanding and appealing has individuality and personality as much so as an indi vidual who stands out distinctly in comparison with his neighbors. It takes a life time to produce a beautiful tree but five minutes of brute strength can destroy one forever. Hendersonville's white pines have been greatly admired by thousands of our tourists. They are so much more in evidence here than in other mountain cities they contribute greatly to the city's personality. Those who would prevent the destruction of this beauty are helpless because of private own ership. Arbor day, which was born out of the spirit for the beautiful in plant and sylvan life, and the more recent movement for road side beautification avail but little when those who have no admira tion or sentiment for such things become in possession of what it has taken about a half century to develop, provided there is a cash value to such assets. A sentiment also prevails in Hendersonville that is far too void of appreciation of the shade trees along our streets. Instead of ca tering to the idea of destroying every tree that has a broken limb or doted wood, we should culti- < vate appreciation of the art of ] tree surgery and doctor and pre- < serve old trees until we can grow something more beautiful. Our < trees along Main street together i with our benches give Henderson- i ville an outstanding personality as i (Continued on page five) I; Wins Garner's Seat in House Milton H. West, above, will take the congress seat vacated by Vice President John Garner. Mr. West, Brownsville lawyer, won in a Texas Democratic primary. His election next month is a formal BUST IS GIVEN TO LIBRARY Mrs. Elliott Local Sculp tor, Gives Life Size Likeness Of Carnegie During1 the past months visitors to the Hendersonville public li brary have been admiring a plas ter bust of Andrew Carnegie, which occupies a prominent posi tion in the reading room. This bust is the work of Mrs. J. H. Elliott of Flat Rock. Mrs. Elliott is an amatr.ur sculptor of no mean ability and her genorosity in pre senting this "work of her hands" to the local institution is greatly appreciated by both the librarian and the library board. Last spring a small bust of George Washing ton which Mrs. Elliott modelled atiii gave to the library excited much favorable comment. As is generally known, the lo cal library is one of the many es tablished in this country on the Carnegie Foundation. So it is felt to be most fitting that a life-sized bust of the philanthropic Mr. Car negie should be one of the objects (Continued on page four) DEATH CLAIM!) LT. THOMPSON Mountain Home Postmas ter Was 68—Funeral Tuesday Lewis Thomas Thompson, 68, postmaster at Mountain Home, died at his home yesterday after noon at 1:30 o'clock. Funeral ser vices will be held from the Stepp Funeral home Tuesday afternoon at 4 o'clock and burial will take place at Oakdale cemetery. Dr. L. T. Wilds, Jr., pastor of the First Presbyterian church, will be in charge of the services. Mr. Thompson was a native of Illinois, but had been living at Mountain Home for 17 years. He was instrumental in the establish ment of the postoffice there. He was a member of the Luth eran church at Leland, 111., and A'as a Mason, W.O.W., and M.W.A. He is survived by his widow and ;he following children: Mrs. G. J. fiearsey, Greenville, S. C., Mrs. \rchie Smith, St. Petersburg, ?!a., C. J. Thompson, of St. Pet ersburg, J. T. Thompson, of Tar lon Springs, and J. T. Thompson, >f Miami. He is survived by the following ;isters: Miss Cora M. Thompson, Chicago, Mrs. Harold Burke, Chi :ago, Mrs. Will Grover, Chicago, tnd Mrs. Henry Thompson, of Salesburg, 111, A.B. FREEMAN, WIDELY KNOWN CITIZEN BURIED Death Is Sudden For Former County Officer At Age Of 65 buncombFnative LIVED HERE 45 YEARS A. B. Freeman, age 65. a native of Buncombe county and long time resident of Hendersonville, died suddenly at his home on Oak land street last night at 9 o'clock. Although he had not felt well, Mr. Freeman went riding yester day afternoon, and after return ing home he ate supper as usual. He retired early and died about 8:30 o'clock, a few minutes after members of the family had been attracted to his bedside. Death was attributed to a heart attack. Funeral services were being held this afternoon at 3:30 o'clock from the First Baptist church, of which he was a member. Services were in charge of the Rev. II. V. i Miller, pastor of the Grove Street church. Burial was to follow at Oakdale cemetery. Mr. Freeman is survived by his widow, his second wife; one son, Joseph; two daughters, Miss Alma Freeman, of Hendersonville, and Mrs. E. C. Coates, of Mars Hill, and one sister, Mrs. Pete Free man, of Fairview. In addition he is survived by a number of neph ews and other relatives in this county. Pallbearers at the funeral this afternoon were nephews of Mr. Freeman. Mr. Freeman was a native of the Hickory Nut Gap section of Buncombe county, but had made Hendersonville his home foe the. past 45 years. He was a former register of deeds and city tax collector, and for 10 or 12 years was connected with the United States internal revenue service in Asheville. He was later associated with the Fed eral I>and bank at Columbia, S. C., and for the past two years had been a justice of the peace in this county. Favorably known to thousands in this section, announcement of his death came as a distinct shock and caused widespread sorrow. Spring Arrives At 8:43 Tonight Temperatures Will Be Above Normal, U. S. Experts Say Spring will arrive at 8:43 o'clock tonight, making this the last day of a winter which, in general, is said by the weather experts to have been abnormally warm. Washington dispatches in dicate that a spring with tempera tures higher than those that have prevailed for that season for the past several years, also is expect ed to prevail. Beginning tomorrow, with the passage of the vernal equinox, the sun will shine more strongly on the northern half of the world than on the southern half. Miss Sullinger In Hospital With Fractured Bone Miss Martha Sullinger of Fruit land Institute suffered a broken arm bone, near the shoulder blade Sunday morning as she was en gaged at work in a kitchenette at the institute, and stumbled, fall ing. She was examined by Drs. W. E. Brackett and J. L. Wed dington and later Sunday she was taken to Shrine hospital at Greenville, S. C., where she re-! ceived the attention of Dr. White, bone specialist, and Dr. Brackett wan advised this morning1 that the setting of the bone had been suc cessful and that she had passed through this stage of recovery very well. Miss Sullinger was taken to Greenville by Spencer B. King, Jr.. principal of the institute. BELL OF HENDERSON HEADS JOINT GROUP RALEIGH, March 20.—Senator J. 0. Bell of Henderson, has been named chairman of the joint sub committee to which has been dele gated the task of drafting the omnibus boards of education bill. Senator Bell has announced that a joint session of the committee will be held on Tuesday when plans will be made for a hearing. KILLER SPURNS CHURCH RITES IN LAST HOUR 'Lousy Capitalists/ Shouts Cermak's Murderer On Way To Chair SWITCH THROWN BY SHERIFF AT 9:17 A.M. RAIFORD, Fla., March 20.— (UP).—Giuseppi Zanzara was electrocuted at 9:17 a. m., E.S.T. and died at 9:26 a. m., for the murder of Mayor Anton J. Cer mak of Chicago. Sheriff Dan Hardie of Dade county, Miami, threw the switch. Zangara was the same defiant enemy of capitalistic government at the end. "Lousy capitalists," he exclaimed as he was led to the death chamber. "What, nobody take pictures? Me no scared of chair. You no have to put me in chair. Push the button," he said to Sheriff Hardie. In his last re mark he apparently was trying to sav goodbye when the current was put on. He spurned all offers of reii gious solace. When the prison chaplain entered the cell to read the Scriptures, Zangara barked defiantly: "Get the hell out of here." Chaplain L. 0. Sheffield, however, stayed and Zangara lis tened at times as he read verse.? from the 14th chapter of St. John. Zangara, Italian bricklayer, whose attempt to assassinate Franklin D. Roosevelt resulted in the death of Mayor Cermak and injury to four other persons, and who pleaded guilty to all charges placed against him and vitupera tively shouted his hatred to all kings, presidents and capitalists, quietly awaited his end. talked for *a short time yes terday with Supt. Chapman of the prison but saw no other visi tors. He made just one request, prison authorities said. He asked for a chicken dinner. It was re membered that on the memorable (Continued on page four) ff. AJEMLL, 75, SUCCUMBS Rites Of Buncombe Co. Native Held Today At Shaws Creek W. A. Merrell, age 75, e. native of Buncombe county, where he was born near Fairview, April 5, 1858, died at his home on the Bre vard road Sunday morning: at six o'clock, following an extended ill ness. Funeral services were held this morning from the Shaws Creek Baptist church at 11 o'clock, the Revs. S. F. Huntley and R. V. Miller, officiating. Mr. Merrell had been a resident of Henderson county over a lonjf term of years. In 1886 he married Miss Matilda Ann Williams, and to this union nine children were born, eight of whom, together with his wife, survive: Mrs. R. L. Sammons, Mrs. A. C. Blythe, Miss Hetty Merrell, Edgar and Bryan Merrell, all of Hendersonvillc; Mrs. E. C. Wilkie of Plum Branch, S. C.; Mrs. T. R. Sammons, of Greenville, S. C., and Mrs. F. S. Buie of Kannapolis. One son, Rob ert E. Merrell, preceded his fa ther to the grave in 1919. Mr. Merrell also is survived by 28 grandchildren, and four broth ers and two sisters. Honorary pallbearers serving at the rites this morning were J. P. Anders, J. V. Allen, Herman Haw kins, John Garren, W. A. Drake, C. T. Erwib, M. Dalton, Will Can non, Bill Drake, G. W. Allen, J. V. Voncannon, T. P. Barnwell, J. 0. Johnson, Dave Barnett, F. R. Huston, J. O. Huston and G. L. Anders. Who weld the world's HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION SHIP LONGfST? fStHCC AOOPVON CF qmehsbuw auusf Whatk THIS SOUO CALLED ? I For correct uivan to tbo«f questions, pleat* tarn to pago 3.