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P HmkciOBTiU* N®wa EitabLiihed la 18§4
Hanitrmfilb Tin** Eittbllibed in 1881
Published enrery afternoon except Sunday at 227
North Maia street. Hendersonvrille, N. C., by The
Times-News Co., Inc., Owner and Publisher.
J. T. FAIN Editor!
C. M. OGLE Managing Editor j
HENRY ATKIN City Editor j
By Times-News Carrier, in Hendersonville, or else
where, per week 10c
By Mail in Hendersonville, per year $5.00
Pue to high postage rates, the subscription price
of The Times-News in Zones above No. 2 will oa
basec' on the cost of postage.
Entered as Second Class Matter at the Post Office,
in Hendersonville, N. C.
My little daughter lieth at the point of death. . .
Cotn* . . . Jeau* went with him. (Mark 5:23,24.
* * *
If an unteliever is ever driven to the Lord Jesus
it will be at the time "little daughter lieth at the
point ot' death. When the doctor says, "I have done
all I can," there is only one place to reach for.
That hand-hold (yea and heart-hold) is Heaven—
yes, a sick little one brings any man, not a brute,
to his knee-- —William H. Kidway in S. S. Times.
Esquire W. L. Miller introduces for pub
lic discussion the subject of law enforce
ment in Henderson county, with particular
reference to enforcement of the statute
against larceny. 'Squire Miller says the
county is infested with thieves, that no
progress is being made in enforcing the
law, and suggests that a vigilance commit
tee be organized to deal with the problem.
The matter is important to the peace, se
curity and welfare of good citizens; and
should not be passed lightly by any Hen
derson county resident who values his pos
sessions or citizenship in the county.
Records of the courts show that thieving!
is one of the prevalent crimes in Hender
son county at this time. In an interview
with this newspaper 'Squire Miller has
stated why it has been found difficult to
secure convictions and enforce the law
against thieves. The first reaction to this
^ltervie# coming to The Times-News was
a statement by a good citizen of Ilender
ipnville, who says that conditions which
fcre fast becoming intolerable can be traced
failure to enforce the laws in cases
where law enforcement- is easily possible.
1* This citizen cited his personal experi
ence in the following case: A negro worn
ftn employed as a servant in the family was
found to be a confirmed thief, was prose
cuted, convicted and given a sixty days
Sentence. After the sentence was imposed
fiie citizen was urged to use his influence
get the woman out of jail, the plea be
ing that it was costing the county money
flb keep the prisoner in jail and feed her.
the citizen replied that the negro had
been fed at public expense for months past,
»id declined to take action. A little later
fie learned that the woman had been re
leased after being jailed one day. She re
turned to her habitat, gleefully circulating
the news among her associates that in spite
her clearly established guilt, the white
£blks had not been able to keep her in jail.
U This was the case of a negro woman.
Mo doubt there are other cases of negro
tfomen, and men, and white women and
jjjien, that look as bad as this case to good
t^tizens who are interested in law enforce
ment ,
* ThiS citizen states that the course he has
fcow mapped out for himself is to protect
)jis own family and property with a shot
gun and let other citizens do the same or
fe robbed.
«t The Times-News mentions the experi
ence of this citizen merely to show one
4ian's reaction to 'Squire Miller's appeal
for the organization of a vigilance com
* In considering this problem of law en
joyment a fact which should be remem
bered is that a large majority of those who
are prosecuted in criminal cases a^e white
Jeopfe. This holds true throughout North
Carolina, according to information given
SThe Times-News, and is not confined to
fliose counties where the negro population
£ small. White people are in the majority
pmpfig law breakers in Henderson county
and the greater part of the thieving is per
petrated by white people.
! What can be done about this problem?
ffhe thing that must be done is to arouse
public sentiment in favor of law enforce
ment to'Such a pitch that rigid law enforce-)
jhent wij be secured. If it takes a vigilance
committee to do the job, Henderson county
Jhould organize a vigilance committee.
1 wiii ~ - f - -10m J eiWkMtifluewewfcMr-if '
Is it fair and reasonable to make the
retail merchants of North Carolina tax col
lectors for the State, without remunera
tion? This will be done through the im
position of the sales tax. Retail merchants
will be compelled to act as tax collectors,
compelled to gather money from the peo
ple and pay it over to the State. They will
be forced to bear the inconvenience, trou
ble and expense of this system without any
pay for their time and effort and without
refund of their expenses. Public officials,
inspectors, auditors and all State employes
connected with the collection of sales taxes
will be paid for their services, but the mer
chants must work for the State without
pay. No wonder the indignation of North
Carolina merchants has risen against the
sales tax.
Gilliam Grissom, for twelve years col
lector of internal revenue in North Caro
lina, is being favorably spoken of as He
publican candidate for Governor in 193G.
As we understand the matter, Mr. Grissom
made a record for North Carolina and for
the nation as a business man in public of
fice. That would be a first class recommen
dation to start with as a candidate for Gov
ernor. It probably would not carry a Re
publican far toward the executive offices
in Raleigh, but it is reassuring to know
that a few good business men remain in
politics and something might happen to
j»fford Mr. Grissom another chance to serve
the people in an efficient and highly satis
factory manner—service such as he ren
dered in the office of collector.
The United Repeal Council, which heads
up the North Carolina opposition to the
18th Amendment, is directing particular
attention to the assertion that it is "not
advocating repeal of North Carolina's pro
hibition law." That statement is a first
ciass vote catcher for the repeal election
and it will fool some honest North Caro
lina opponents of the liquor traffic. Read
ers of this newspaper are requested to file
for future reference this prediction of The
Times-News: If the Amendment is re
pealed, in less than thirty days thereafter
the United Repeal Council will be fighting
to repeal the prohibition law of North
The beverage alcohol industry is a para
sitic industry that saps the life blood of
legitimate industry and general business.
This is a fundamental fact to be considered
in dealing with the question of re-establish
ing the beverage aicohol business on a le
gal basis in this country. As business in
creases with brewers and distillers and sa
loons it decreases in all lines of legitimate
business. The money that is spent for
liquor cannot be spent for food and cloth
ing, for homes, for education, for main
taining the churches. Tax money, no mat
ter in what amount, is seldom sufficient to
meet the additional expense the liquor
business imposes on government.
Is the origin of the Henderson county
crime wave to be traced to the Eighteenth
Amendment? Will stealing stop when the
Amendment is repealed? It is conceivable
that, if and when the Amendment is re
pealed, all the thieves may get jobs in the
distilleries and saloons and become so busy
they will not have time to steal; but, ac
cording to the pet theory of Ihe "wets", all
of them should now be able to find employ
ment as moonshiners and bootleggers.
Ex-President Hoover has been named li
brarian at Stanford University, which leads
one to wonder if his long experience in
trying to balance the budget will prove of
value in his new job of keeping the books.
Weathering storms off the Atlantic coast
must have been easy for President Roose
velt, considering the storms he has weath
ered in Washington since March 4.
Job-hunting college graduates should
not become discouraged. John D. Rocke
feller's grandson has just succeeded in
finding a job with the Standard Oil Co. of
New Jersey.
"President's office to be air cooled"—
Washington dispatch. Another step in the
administration's movement against sweat
shops, we presume.
Stenographers have long been accused
of being careless about their spelling, but
most of them are very careful about their
It is never best to be despondent, but
the man taking his first airplane ride usual
ly feels better when he's down and out.
•*;r v«- ' .
"Gosh, What a Tough Guy They Try to Make Mo Out!" j
Jofthia 1: 1-9; 23; 1, 2, 14 i|
Golden Text—Be strong and
of a good courage for the
Lord i* with thee whithersoever
thou goest. Joshua 1: 9.
At Just Israel reached the
Plains of Moab, east of Jordan,
and the forty years of wilderness |
wandering were over. Thence j
Moses ascended Mount Nebol
where he died in ecstasy. Fie
was succeeded by Joshua who re
ceived from God his orders to in-1
vade Canaan.
It was perhaps twenty-five!
years after the invasion of Ca-j
naan and eighteen years after j
I he conquest, that Joshua calling,
together the elders of Israel, pos
sibly at his home in Timnath- J
Serah, addressed them in solemn i
warning against compromise with I
the idolatrous nations .still left in j
the land.
Summons to service came from
Jehovah to Joshua, the assistant
and successor of Moses, who had
just passed away. He was tin*
son of Nun; grandson of Klish-1
atna, a captain in Israel's army j
after the Exodus; of the tribe of
Kphraim and so a descendant of |
Joseph; and bearing a worthyJ
name which means "Jehovah is,
salvation." Horn is Goshen, he j
spent more than- forty years in 1
the land of bondage—a period
of subjection, discipline, self-de
nial, struggle, yearning for bet-1
ter things. During tin; wilder
ness period he became Moses'
minister, attending the great law
giver in his legislation, leading
Israel against the Amalekites, and
from Kadens-Barnea, spying out
the Loud of Canaan. No finer
man in Israel could be summon
ed to succeed Moses.
Stimulus in service was guar
anteed the new leader. The ur
gent, all-important task before
him was the immedate invasion
of Canaan. Me must cross the
Jordan, then swollen with its
spring-time flood into a foaming,
surging, torrent, perhaps five
hundred feet wide. He was to
lead over it all the people with
all their belongings. Henceforth
Israel should traverse no terri
tory they could not call their
own. Before they lay their land
full length which twice in history
they controlled to the extremities
here specified; Southward to
Kadesh-Barnea; northward to the
Lebanon Mountains; eastward to
the Euphrates Kiver; westward to
the Mediterranean Sea. In win
ning the territory thus divinelv
assigned to Israel, the new lead
er was certain of victory because
he was promised the presence and
power of God.
Strength for service for thrice
enjoined upon Joshua. He need
ed strength for conflict: for the
path ahead was beset with all
sorts of difficulties from the
crossing of the impassable Jor
dan immediately before them, to
the capture fo the Cannaitish
strongholds in the mountains be
yond. No molly-coddle could ful
fil such a mission. He must have
the strength of courage and the
courage of strength, in order to
conquer.. But in and after con
quest he must find strength in
obedience for he must personally
observe the mandates of Moses,
loitering neither to the right nor
to the left along the path of
duty; and he must teach it to
others so that it would be reg
nant in the law and order of the
new country. The end of such
a course but be most happy,
crowning leader and people alike
with good success. They must
remember, however, that while
strength for the conflict comes
in the path of obedience, it must
come direct from God who com
mands, strengthens, encourages,
accompanies, effectualizes. What
more ran wp ask?
Success through service was
proclaimed l»y Joshua in opening
lii.s farewell' address. lie be
t>an with a brief retrospect cov
ering thi' quarter century which
had elapsed since the crossing
t»f the Jordan. In the seven
years' war though Joshua led the
martial hosts, it was Jehovah who
fought for them and gave them
the victory. The years of set
tlement and development that
followed were marked by divine
favor. ow Joshua was near
his passing at 110, and others
must take his place. Notw Israel
was at peace with surrounding
nations and girding itself for its
awn great career as the chosen
people. l.et them recognize the
band of (Jod in their history. And1
let them be true to him who has
blessed them in order that they
might be a blessing to mankind.
—Frank Milor waned to plead
guilty. With due pomp and cere
mony he was escorted before the
judge. Deputies frantically b»
gan looking up his ease. There
was no record of a warrant. In
stead of being sentenced, Frank
walked from the courtroom a free
'TMiK serpent men nil hacked
•* away and then they heard the
oak tree say, "This doesn't worry
me one bit. 1 cannot feel a thing
"Go on and chop. You'll.ne'er
j;et through, 'cause 1 am much
too thick for.'you. 1 know I'll still!
he standing when you all have
had your fling. i
"Wee folks are never very
strong. That's why you will not i
chop tor long. This little girl I'm
holding ne'er will get down to the
"I'm tired right now, or 1!
would run and that, I'm sure,
would spoil your fun. As soon as j
1 am rested J'11 begin to dash
• * *
/AN'E of the serpent men cried
^ out, "Oh, we know what we j
are about. C»r hatchets are
much sharper than you think.
Just \vait and see!
"And, as for strength, * we're
full of it. We don't g ' tired out.
Not one bit! We v .il not stop
our chopping till the little girl is
"Three cheers for you." cried
fcotty. "Say. I'll Bure.be glad to
got away. mgm nuw i i-uuum j
move because I'm being held ren
"The tree limb's very strong, I
fjuess. Why did I get into thii
mess? I'll feel that. J am fortu
nate, if I get out all right!"
* • »
JUST then tho tree began t«
sway and Scouty loudly shout
tfd, "Hey! It's going to fall, Looi
out below! We're likely to bi
"Wee Dolly's squirming 'round
and 'round. She soon will lopph .
to the ground." Then right up tc
Hie tree some of thu serpent fel
lows rushed.
They held a net and one man
said, "All light now, Dotty, come
ahead." The tree began to fall
and Dotty toppled through the
She landed, with a frightened
sigh, right in the net, und bounced
up high. "You're safe," ex
claimed wee Duncy, "but you've
had an awful scare!"
(Copyright, 1933, Service, Inc.)
(The serpent men ]>lay a trick
im Duucy in the next, btory.)
KTOW.All, June 2'J. Mr. and
\11>. Horace Huckner and family
v i: ii'd i datives at I teams Creek
Miss Margaret Cash of Blantyre
was diniu'r guesi i»f Misses I'ink
and I'eail (iasli Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. .1. F. On* and
family have moved to Ilenderson
\ i He.
Mr. and Mrs. Willard Mathoson
and family of (iastonia, passed j
through here Sunday morning on
their way to l'i:-.gah. Mrs. Mathe-i
son will be remembered here by !
many frit-mis as he once Jivrd |
Mr. and Mir. Wales Lank ford i
an,| family of Davidson River vis
ited Mr. and Mis. \V. •!. Nicholson
last Friday.
Miss Ota Mae barren of Mills
River is visiting Mr. ami Mrs.
Rankin Allison this week.
.Vliss Lleanor Caillard of Char
leston, called on Mrs. .1. V. UlyLhel
last, week on her way home from!
New York.
Mr. and Mrs. ('Iiarles Valsomel
of Henderson' ille have recenLly j
moved here. At present. they arei
living willi the latter's mother,'
Airs. Thomas Jackson.
RAYMOND. Wash , (I IT i —Th •
anti-hoarding law worked hard with1
one h<m~i vife le-re. Federal olfi-!
rials oidered her to turn in a
necklace of gold coins worn
smooth by I«<»»,v asodation wit'»t
her neck. Sonic* of the 10 pieces!
worth $2.f)0 each dated as far
back as I8">3.
There is no substitute fo»
newspaper advertising.
SKA Scrvicp \\'rll«*r
/ASHINCTON — People who J
always insist that the sur
larfi facts are not l he real farts i
iml that there's a hug under every ,
••hip are now telling us that the
astounding demand of tlie rail- j
roads for a L'-'.i per cent reduc- j
tion was only a bluff.
Th«*y just wanted to stall off
;» demand for wage increases at a
time w hen the administration was
out to raise them, according to
I hat yarn.
As a matter of fact, the rail
roads were in dead earnest. They;
thought they could get away with
it, regardless of the fact that it
was in sharp conflict with the ad-'
ministration program. They knewj
this was their last chance to make
a $25 0,000,000 labor saving. It'
would have added 12Vi pot' cor*.t!
to the temporary lo per cent cut!
already accepted by the railroad j
Roosevelt promptly £aye Federal'
Coordinator Joseph 1!. Eastman j
lt«e job of bringing the railroads ;
into line. As soon as the carriers |
realized that Roosevelt was ready I
for even stronger intervention if;
necessary they gave up .1)1 hope
and signed the agreement under'
which neither side will demand a
wage change before next February. |
* * *
r|'111*2 man who drafted and sun-'
milted the agreement was Don
ald R. Richberg of Chicago, attor
ney for the unions and authority
on public utility rate regulation,
who rapidly is becoming one of the
most important men in the T'nited
States- now that organized labor
is getting sucti Dig liinltipra Ja
Working behind the see nes,
Richberg drafted the original "Per
kins amendments" to the Mack 150
hour bill which first brouubt mini
mum wages into the plans for in
dustrial control. With Cen. Hugh
Johnson and one or two other3 ho
worked out the National Recovery
Act itself and then sold it to the
pro-labor members of Congress. Ho
ulso wrote and helped put through
the "labor freezing" amendment Ij
die railroad art.
Roosevelt insisted that Richberf?
take an important post in the re
i-overy administration, not only bo
cause of his own esteem but be
cause he knew the man's presence
would create confidence in t!:o re
covery act among a large section o£
hi.i own liberal supporters.
* * »
A RIPPLE of laughter swept
through the Department of
Agriculture Building when it was
announced that Theodore Bilbo,
the remarkable ex-governor of Mis
sissippi. had been appointed to ilia
Agricultural Readjustment Admin
istration to '"assemble current in
formation from newspapers, ma!'.i*
zines and otlw r public sources"—
which meant to out dippings.
"How's Senator Rrnokhart get
ting along?" a snickering reporter
asked Co-Administrator Charles J.
Brand at a press conference, re
ferring lo the famous Iowa lame
dm k who has :i job promoting farm
exports to Russia.
"You know, I used to smile about
that myself," said Rrand earnestly,
"but he's really doing some good
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