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"BJLlTllr mJ v¥im^l-4 ■ liPlTTlf “ft'tuck.£ V4Ma* ^L:'db"“,”“r,",“f ,h' COL 52— No. 196 * HENDERSONVILL& N. C., THURSDAY, AUGUST 17, 1933 .SINGLE COPIES, FIVE CENTS -« I v x ¥ ¥ ¥ * ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥¥¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ JR at at at at at at m M achado To Seek Safety On The Continent AST REVOLT JIM BROKEN HONG CUBANS en Believed Marked for Death by Machadists Are Rescued XTRADITION FOR MACHADO IS SOUGHT PHILADELPHIA. Aug. IT.— [•pK Gerardo Machado in a -n> conversation with h:< •V n agreed to rejoin the fam r in a ><*• ret rendezvous either j . v-. untry or Canada. HAVANA. Aug. IT.— (UP). lafhme gun and rifle fire broke • -revolution calm r> ,v win n police and a battalion r tpIdaTs besieged a house in the ibjrb. on which Machadistau. fj:eve<i to he members of the brra. -hot two policemen anti o winters. 5,,;,hors rushed the house and };ri,| police Lieutenant Juan aile. Miguel Colina, two old wo rk and a list of students, appar B»lv marked for death under the [achado regime. The wounded will recover from te ma< me gun bullets fired from te hoU'C. HAVANA. Aug. 1T.— (UP).— •resident Cespedes today appoint ri Mar«iu- z Sterling as United tate> ambassador, after the res patmn of Oscar B. Cit:tas. MAV.WA. Aug. 17.—(UP).— ■fait ’«> extradite Gerardo Ma exiled president of CulA*. rxm the Bahama Islands, Bru sh West Indies, and return him k> fuba for trial on charges of rvzzling public funds and as i-dnaMons were instituted by the ntrorities yesterday. A ’hough Machado is recognized f a political refugee from th? ex regime of Provisional Prosi er Carlos Manuel de Cespcdes. felt extradition could be ef Kted from the British posses rr?. Machado fled by air to Nas B, in the Bahamas, where he is residing temporarily. He has indicated he may pro •• 1 to New York shortly. alth> • first plans were to go to Ber luda and thence presumably to Inland, where he is rumored to av? nv>st of his personal fortune r 'on:The extradition move, (exp.-r. might cause a swift (b.inttp n his program, partieular \ ?ha’ part of it calling for a ’ > the United States, regard 'i a; friendly toward the provi pna! regime. The extradition papers were fawn ip at the instance of Jose iar ? o de la Vega, an attorney, ^".nr for the authorities, he filed U nts against Machado and Nt*r. in his government, seeking f >‘ over millions allegedly poc ked by them. IS. LINDSEY HERE FRIDAY tale W.C.T.U. President Will Bring New Message to Workers The state W. C. T. U. Presi lar‘r: Mi . W. H. Lindsey, will be c®* -r at the monthly meeting ,? th1 county W. C. T. U. Fri lav afternorvi at 3:30 o’clock, 1 baptist church. All . Lindsey has* recently re ,,rn‘ : from National convention n Milwaukee and will have defi ,,f~ ;>!ans to present, as well a* '°nc'.vf,j inspiration and enthus *"> f..r the dry fight. •' la<lies interested in the dr> 13,1 • are urged to be present. Jamaica storm is FATAL TO A SCORE KINGSTON, Jamaica. Aug. 17. • 1 —One of the worst cloud >n years struck here yes *rflay. Hooding the city and cai* A- widespread damage. Death? reported to have reached a Core, ‘he water flooded lower floors 8 business houses and dwellings ^3Pbmg many in their homes l:*iV'nr>rtation services were tem wearily crippled. The storm pass ’ 'vut to sea, heading to the south in.! wo^t, * Zion Apostle Fights Voliva Apostle Guy K. Neal, above. is at outs with Wilbur Glen Voliva, head of the religious movement centering at Zion. 111., an'Llsr*1V' quentlv mentioned as V oliva s successor. Neal is preaching in Chicago in defiance of \ oliva s orders. DR. LITAKER PRAISES NRA Tells Methodists He Be lives Aims Fundament ally Christian Here last night to conduct the third quarterly conference of the First M. E. church. Dr. D. M. Dit •afcer, presiding elder, said that with one exception he could be lieve that the aims of President Roosevelt’s recovery program are (“fundamentally Christian and that he expected the program to 'succeed. “The one exception.” he said, “is the drive to repeal the eignt eenth amendment. Million- of per sons honestly believe that the cause of temperance will he pro moted by legilizing liquor, and 'while I hope they arc right I am j not expecting any such result un I less it develops that the debauch jery which I believe will follow the return of drinking places will | cause the American people to rise again and put an end to the traf l fic forever.” Dr. Ditaker said that almost every generation had to learn for itself that war is futile, and it i may likewise be true that legilized ; liquor will have to return to con vince a majority that prohibition at its worst is far better than op en traffic. “I am certain that the prohibi tion amendment will be repealed and that we shall soon see to our sorrow that gasoline and liquor will not mix,” Dr. I.itaker said. , “We have n°ver had legalized liq uor in the automobile age, and it may be that one of the great uses of the automobile will be to dem onstrate that it can not be operat ed safely under a wet regime and that it or liquor must he abandon ed. In pre-prohibition days, horses and mules took their drunken owners home, but an automobile won’t do that. A man in south Georgia may not have been far wrong when he advocated that (liquor be prohibited, and that the bars be let down for two weeks at the end of every seven-year so that the public could be re-convinced that the liquor busi ness is one of the most hellish on iearth.” CAPT. J. W. GIBBES OF COLUMBIA A VISITOR * Capt. J. Wilson Gibbes of Co lumbia, S. C., is a guest at Bon darken for a few weeks. Captain Gibbes is one of the best known citizens of his state, having been a newspaper man in Columbia years ago and for the past twenty years has been secretary of tnc South Carolina House of Repre sentatives. Captain Gibbes is spending hi? third season here »n(i is greatly pleased with Hendersonville ar.*J this section. 605.000 SCHOOL CHILDREN IN N. C. HAVE UNFIT WATER OR SANITARY PROVISION^ ___ t Attorney General Bruniniitt Si?rns Opinion These Problems Arc Up to the Local County I Commissioners By J. C. BASKF.RVIL.L Thp Timi'r.-Nrws Bureau Sir Walter Hotel RALEIGH. Aug.. 17.—Proper, sanitary facilities for school child- ; ten. such as toilets and safe drink ing water, are of just as much im- ! portance as buildings and desks I an<l are an integral part of any school plant, and it is the “un avoidable duty of the county com missioners” in the various coun ties to provide these faciltcs, ac cording to an opinion written by Assistant Attorney General A. A. F. Seawell, but signed by Attorney General Dennis G. Brunimitt and delivered to Dr. James M. Parrott of the State Board of Health. The opinion cites Article 0, Sec tion:} of the State Constitution, which makes it mandatory for the county commissioners in each county to provide for the main tenance of the public schools and which says further that “if the commissioners of any county shall fail to comply with the aforesaid requirements of this section, they shall he liable to indictment.” Armed with this opinion from the Attorney General to the ef fect that it is the definite respon- j sibility of the county commission ers in every county to provide adc quate sanitary facilities for the, schools, just as it is their respon sibility to provide buildings and desks for the children, Dr. Par rott has been instructed by the . ^^wtr ^Board of Health hf ’ [once to the chairmen of the hoards of county commissioners, the I county superintendents of schools and the various county health of ficers, and to enclose copies of the I opinion from the Attorney Gen-, cral, with the request that the nec essary sanitary provision be pro vided at once in all schools where they arc not now satisfac tory. i According to a survey recently ; completed by the State BoarJ of j Health, approximately 330,0001 I school children are attending 'schools with inadequate or with ■ no toilet facilities, while 275,000 ; are attending schools with inadc-; .quate, dangerous or no water sup-1 ! plies. It was this startling discov-i lery on the part of the State Board j I of Health that these conditions | ! cxisited that nrompted Dr. Parrott . , to seek an opinion from the At-1 itorney Geneial as to who was re sponsible for these conditions and j who should correct them. The opinion by the Attorney I General cites several statutes, and | one in particular (C. S. 5475) , placing the responsibility of pro-, viding these sanitary facilities1 jointly upon the county board of education, the county commission ers and the county superintendent, “either or all of whom are declar ed to be subject to indictment for failure to take his or their part in compliance with the statute. Tourist Program Friday Evening Will Be Diverting A popular program of songs, dancing and literary selections will be featured in the series of j offerings for entertainment of vis itors under the auspices of the Chi.mber of Commerce at the high school auditorium Friday night. The program will have for its j high spots folk dances which were presented at the Western North Carolina folk dance festival, un ! der the direction of the Brookshire l brothers; tap dancing; songs by ] Bill Miller, crooner; readings by : Misses Elizabeth Shipman and ! Connie Morrow, and a number of negro spirituals, sung by a chorus j from Kanuga. Summer Visitor Passes Tuesday — ! Remains of Miss Annie Mary j Knott, 65. who died at the home of a brother, John R. Knott, in Laurel Park on Tuesday after I noon at 6 o’clock, were shipped this afternoon to Louisville, Ky., .and funeral services will be held at Frankfort, Ky. Miss Knott was a native of Kentucky, and had spent the past several summers in Henderson • villis Balfour to Have Service for Olil Folks on Sunday The Balfour Baptist church will hold its annual service hon oring the o](i,*»9»ple among its membership, as well as any oth ers throughout the county Sun day morning at 11 o’clock. The pastor, the Rev. C. E. Blythe, will conduct the service. The service for the old folks is an annual affair in the churches served by the Rev. Mr. Blythe and he cordially invites every old person interested, to attend. Old-time hymns will be sung by the old people, in addi tion to a short service by the pastor. Scripture for the occasion will be read from a Bible said to be 325 years old. The hook is the property of the Whitaker family of Buncombe county and was brought to America by their an cestors. It is being borrowed by' the Rev. Mr. Blythe for this oc casion. TOUGH MAN IS I FACING COURT Elmo Gill Will Tell About Beating up His Sweetheart RALEIGH, Aug. 17.—(UP).— Elmo Gill, regarded as one of the toughest characters in this city, was to face charges today of heat ing his sweetheart and practicing numerous wrestling holds upon her — including the “kangaroo kick.” Police stated that Gill, infuri ated at the girl’s inaptitude as a mat partner, wound up the match late Tuesday night, by sailing into her with both fists. This is not the first time that Gill has been ordered into court on charges of beating the girl, Hazel Jones. Two months ago she appeared in court with two black eyes to ask mercy for her lover. In former days, Gill had an even bigger reputation for tough ness, and thought nothing of bat tling six or eight policemen when ever they would attempt to arrest him. Once he drove an ice pick thru a negro’s hand and left him “cru cified” to a telephone pole. The addition of the “kangaroo kick” to Gill’s fighting tactics, police said, followed a recent wrestling match here in which the new kick figured prominently. FEARS REVOLT OF CONSUMERS AS COSTS SOAR Emily Newell Blair Volun teers Services in Eco nomic Experiment patience"ur'ged ON THE MIDDLE CLASSES By HARRY FERGUSON United Press Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON, Aug. 17 (UP) The danger of a consumers’ re volt against the soaring cost of living before the price level climbs high enough to insure prosperity under the NRA is seen by Mrs. Emily Newell Blair, mag azine writer, who has volunteered her services in America’s vast economic experiment. .Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt, commenting along similar lines, urged housewives yesterday to familiarize themselves with eco nomic conditions so they could war against profiteering. She sug gested writing to the NRA for in formation on what price rises are justified by increased costs of pro duction. Mrs. Roosevelt believes women —in whose hands rests most of America’s purchasing power— should organize to protect them selves, and should not depend ex clusively on federal agencies. Mrs. Blair, who is assigned to the consumers’ protective service, has the job of serving as a cleav ing house for complaints sent in from all parts of the country .jEdjout undue price rises. She appealed yesterday, in an interview with the United Press, to the middle classes to be patient with the National Industrial Re covery Act until organization is perfected and prices are stabil ized. “There is real danger of a con sumers’ revolt before we can get prices up to the 192fi level,” she said. “As usual, the Burden rests heaviest on the middle class. I know because I belong to it. “We salaried people are always the first to feel a depression and the last to recover from it. The only thing we can do now is to go in for ‘pocketbook patriotism.’ We arc going to have to make sacri fices, but we always have done it. Ahead of us is the goal of a sta bilized economic system with sal aries in proper relation to prices. “Such a system will be our sal vation in the long run. Under the old system we suffered from blows of the economic cycle. We don’t want to go back to that. In the meantime we must suffer and sac rifice.” Mrs. Blair comes to the NRA with a fresh viewpoint. Unlike Gen. Hugh S. Johnson, Dr. Leo Wolman, Edward F. McGrady and others long with the organization, she has been in contact with peo ple out in the country. She thinks it is possible to arouse crusading fervor like that in war days once people fully understand the NRA. Her immediate problem is to combat profiteering. “For the first time,” she said, “the consumer is going to have (Continued on page four) ROOSEVELT IS CHEERED BY RE-EMPLOYMENT IN JULY Index Rises to 67.3 Per Cent as Drive Against Depres sion Attains Full Speed By DUANE WILSON United Press Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON. Aug. 17. (UP) —President Roosevelt was cheer ed to learn from the labor depart ment’s bureau of statistics yester day that hundreds of thousands of unemployed persons found jobs in July. The index of employment m manufacturing industries for that month—when the administration s drive against the depression was in full swing—rose to 67.3, an in crease of 7.2 over June. A similar increase was reported in the non-manufacturing indus tries and agriculture. Payrolls likewise showed an in crease. rising 7.9 per cent lrom 43.1 the June index figure, to 46.5 in July. Harry L. Hopkins, federal re lief administrator, revealed there had been a steady decrease for three months in the number of families receiving aid from public funds. Nearly 500,000 families went off the relief rolls in June, •178,000 in May and 223,000 in I April. A farther decrease in July was anticipated. Increases in employment have been reported for five consecu i tive months. The increase during July was especially gratifying to [the administration because norm ally the number of employed us ually decreases during that month. More than 500,000 workers were reemployed in June. Nearly 400,000 of ihese were in the manufacturing industries. As an indication of how far the nation has traveled on the road toward recovery since this time last year, the labor department bureau revealed the employment index has increased 21.9 per cent [since July. 1932. The pay roll in dex has increased 28.5 per cent since last year. As an indication of how a de crease in the amount spent for relief results from increased em ployment, Hopkins announced ex penditures for aid had dropped from $80,000,000 in March to $66,191,520 in June. Approximately 3,750,000 fami lies obtained unemployment relief. Sheriff Hero of Gang Gun Battle Happening along as four gangsters put Ferris Anthon, racketeer, “on the spot” on a downtown Kansas City, Mo., street, Sheriff Thos. B.' Bash emerged victor in a spectacular gun battle, killing two of the assassins and capturing a third single-handed. Above, Sheriff Bash right, and Prosecutor T. A. J. Mastin examine weapons taken from’the assassins. Below, left to right, Mrs. Anthon, who witnessed her husband’s death; Charles Gargotta, captured gangster, and An thon. _ St. James Church Will Celebrate 70th Anniversary of Consecration With Formal Program on Sept. 19 By MRS. SADIE S. PATTON Plans have been announced for a celebration on September 19. of the 70th anniversary of the con secration of historic St. James Episcopal church. Much interest is being evinced by this announcement not only in Hendersonville, but throughout j this section of the state. Many of the stirring events and happenings connected with its early record | have now become a part of the early history of the church in North Carolina. The first record ed services held in St. James ! ar- , ish were in 1854, shortly alter ; Bishop Thomas Atkinson, rector | of Grace Church. Baltimore, had j been elected Bishop of the Dio 'cese of North Carolina. Bishop At kinson. in his annual address to the convention reports that on | October 11. 1854, “at Henderson ville, after morning prayer, T ! preached in the Methodist, church, .kindly offered for our use.” In 1860, Bishop Atkinson re-: ports: “Public worship was held for the first time in three new churches on the occasion of mv ! visitation to the parishes in which I •they have been erected, but which i 'could not he consecrated, not be- , i ing finished.” One of these new 'churches was at Hendersonville. I This building was erected largely i through the influence and zeal of 'Mrs. William Shipp, who at that j ;t.ime lived on what is now the site \ of Pine Grove Lodge. Her hus-1 hand, Judge William Shipp, had | his office in a small brick struc ture which stood on the corner of ;the lot, and which has now been 'taken into the body of the small [house that stands on the place. jSome time during this year, Rev. N. Colin Hughes, a native of Philadelphia, was requested by Bishop Atkinson, to come to St. James and assume charge of the ! parish. Bringing his family from [the eastern part of the state, Rev. Mr. Hughes made his home on Main street, at what was then known as the Gash house, after wards. and for years, the home of Mrs. A. E. Sample. During the early part of Dr. Hughes’ ministry here, Lincoln was inaugurated president, and there came the tense, troubled days leading up to the secession and the Civil war. Many of the older families now (Continued on page three) Extortion and Kidnap Scheme Are Both Foiled I __ ST. LOUIS, Aug. 17. IUP) — Plots to kidnap one wealthy man and to extort from $5,000 to $15, 000 from another were revealed today by police. The extortionists damanded an employe of An heuser-Busch Inc., to get money from the firm and drop it off at a designated spot. The plot fail ed and police revealed they are working on a plot to abduct Henri Chouteau, capitalist. War Debt Offer Will Be Made by Britons, Is Said LONDON. Aug. 17. (UP).— The United States has concurred in the British proposal that the delicate war debts question be taken up for final settlement in Washington early in October, it was said authoritatively yesterday. Sir Frederick W. Leith-Ross, chief economic adviser to the British government, is to proceed to the United States for renewal of the negotiations with the Unit er States. Rumors said the British would carry a proposal for a final lump sum payment settling the war debt question as far as England is con cermd. Britain owes the United States about $4,500,000,000. A $10,000,000 “token payment” was made last June on the installment due then of $75,000,000. Rumors that Prime Minister J. Ramsay MacDonald intended to proceed to Washington to settle this debt problem himself were of ficially denied here. FLORIDA APPOINTEE WASHINGTON, Aug. 17. (UP) —President Roosevelt yesterday appointed Richardson Saunders, Miami. Fla., as an assistant to the secretary of labor. COST CONTROL BOARD SCHEME HIS SUPPORT Control of Prices Becomes One of Administration's Critical Problems WAGE GAINS”MUST EXCEED PRICE RISE WASHINGTON, Aug. 17. (UP). President Roosevelt swung into action today in an effort to com-^ plete codes of the major indus tries before he starts on Satur day for Hyde Park. He is pre pared to devote the remainder of the week to details of his recov ery program, with the greatest emphasis to be placed on the oil code. Yesterday Roosevelt cracked the whip over the giant steel in dustry in an effort to end the dispute over its code which is threatening the recovery pro gram. As reports arrived from the coal and steel areas telling of increasing restlessness among dissatisfied workers, Mr. Roose velt conferred with Myron Tay lor, chairman of the board of United States Corp., and Charles M. Schwab, chairman of the board of Bethlehem Steel Corp. (Copyright, 1933, United Press) WASHINGTON, Aug. 17. (UP). Strong support for creation of a Price control board to regulate price advances and guard against profiteering, developed in the Roosevelt administration today. Control of prices has become one of the most critical problems facing the national recovery ad ministration. The controversy which resulted I in the withdrawal of Professor William* F. Ogburn, prominent economist, from the consumers' advisory board has accentuated this situation. Ogburn warned that lack of statistical data might hamper the NRA program. He declared the present NRA con sumers’ agencies were inadequate to protect the public. Advisers to Administrator Hugh S., Johnson have stressed tho argument that fundamental pur poses of the recovery act will be nullified if wages do not increase more than prices* In other words, mass purchasing power will not be improved if all the increases in wages have to be used to meet increased prices. Supporters of the price control board plan point out that an agency of this character could keep an adequate check on all industries and determine when price increases were justified by increase costs resulting from presidential re-employment agree ments or NRA codes. Signers of the agreements pledge them selves not to raise prices except as necessitated by actual cost ad vances. . ,. The pirce control mwnmujr might be set up as a joint agency of the NRA and the agricultural adjustment administration thru their respective consumers boards. Dr. Frederick Howe, AAA consumers’ counsel, i3 an executive officer of the NRA consumers’ board and the two groups have been attempting to coordinate their activities. The AAA board deals only with food stuffs and a few ohter commodi ties affected by the farm relief program. Local Party Off To Legion Meet L. B. Prince, commander of the local post of the American Log ion; Mayor A. V. Edwards. Mr. and Mrs. Sam Lubow, Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Patla and Mbs Al lene Fluker were to leave this af ternoon for Wilmington to at tend the annual convention of the North Carolina department of the Legion. They will return Sunday. Miss Fluker, winner of the local beauty contest held recently, will compete in the state contest, and the winner at Wimington will en ter a national contest. ENTERING HOSPITAL Little Marie Brookshire, daugh ter of Mr. and Mrs. Zeb Brook shire, will enter the Shrinera hospital, Monday, Aug. 21, for an operation on the spine. Her many friends are hoping for her swift recovery.