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Published every aftenooi except Sunday at 227
North Main etreet Hendereonwille, N. C.j by The
Ximee-News Co., Inc., Owner and Publisher.
C. M. OGLE_Managing Editor
HENRY ATKIN-Cit? E<iitor
By Tiraee-News Carrier, in Hendersonville, or else
where, per week——-—-—--- ■ 1 -
9y Mail in Hendersonville, per year-$8^0 |
Due to high postage ratee, the subscription price
of The Timea-News in Zones above No. 2 will oe
based on the cost of postage. i
Entered as Second Class Matter at the Poet Office
in Hendersonville, N. C.
“Our . . . Affliction . . . Work*th . . . Glory."
(2 Cor. 4 ;17)
• * . *
Thi*e earthly trials are the means of securing
heavenly joy. They not merely lie upon the road
we have to travel, but they help us forward. As
means of sanctification they are making us “meet
for the inheritance" (Col. 1:12). If Christ pre
pares mansions for His people it is by preparing
them for the mansions.—Dr. Newman Hall.
• * *
“For I reckon that the twffering* of thi* pretent ,
time ere not worthy to he compared with tho glory
Which shall be revealed in u».” (Rrom. 8:18)
As some millions of school children all
(Jver the United States are getting them
selves squared away for the coming year,
tiheir fathers and mothers might profitably
spend a little time in meditation about the
present plight of the entire school system.
Few public services have felt the depres
sion more than the schools. Teachers have
jfone unpaid, school activities have been
qut down, some schools have been forced
#o extend their holiday periods, others have
^ad to close entirely, nearly all have had
^o drop certain courses and consolidate a
lumber of activities.
Nor is that the worst. While all of this
tas been happening, there has been devel
tping an influential and vocal group which
has insisted that the schools have been get
ting more than their share of tax revenues
$ven in good times. We are being told that
tur school system is far more elaborate
And more expensive than it need be. It is
6eing argued not only that the school bud
get must be drastically reduced during the
depression, but that the reductions must be
Anyone who has ever paid taxes will
admit that the schools have been costly. It
is probably true that many school execu
tives have become a bit self-important in
their claims for tax support. Some towns
have built school buildings on a too-elabo
rate scale. Some schools have tried to in
clude too many things in their curricula.
Nevertheless, admitting that there has
been extravagance and a lack of judgment
in many school boards, one far more im
portant fact remains unchanged. It is sim
ply this: our whole society is built up
around the public school system, and any
drastic change in the school system must
have far-reaching effects on the entire na
We are committed to a political democ
racy, and we are now trying to broaden it
to make it an industrial democracy as well.
To make a go of it we must have a body of
citizens whose minds have been given all
the training, all the enlightenment, which
they can assimilate. The system simply
cannot work otherwise.
Before we consent to permanent reduc
tions in our public school services, we must
do some very careful thinking.
As a final desperate effort, the Govern
ment might pay kidnapers a bonus not to
do it.
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Death dashes over the highways more surely with
higher speeds of automobiles, but his grim work is
frustrated by light upon the roads.
“Light saves life upon the streets,” is the con*
elusion of Richard E. Simpson, of the Travelers’
Insurance company. He refers to it as "the life
preserving role of good street lighting.”
Presenting figures for which he vouches, he
proves not only that street lighting combats traffic
deaths and injuries, but that traffic accidents are
more numerous and more deadly without light than
with it.
Twenty-two cities in 1932 spent, combined, a
million and a half more than in 1931 for street
lighting, according to bis charts. These cities in
1932 had ten thousand fewer auto accidents and
23 per cent fewer deaths in such accidents. Tbau
economic saving was $31,809,000, or $8.07 per
capita, Mr. Simpson estimates.
Twenty other cities spent a million or so less for
I street lighting than in 1931. These cities during
[ 1932 had twelve hundred more accidents, and 7.4
per cent more deaths in these accidents. Their re
sulting economic loss was $3,800,000, or 69 cent*;
per capita.
Sinister findings are reported by Mr. Simpson in
examining the 1932 records for the nation. Deaths
per accident that year, as compared to 1931, were
greater by 1.8 per cent, and injuries per accident
were greater by 2.2 per cent, although the number
of accidents was less by IS per cent. He lays this
to higher average speeds; and he comments, with
mirthless brevity: “We have a demonstration, with
human life and limb at stake, that the higher the
speed of a moving object, the greater the resulting
damage when it collides with another object.”
Scanning the records of 227 cities, with a com
bined population of forty million, Mr. Simpson con
cerned himself with the three most deadly traffic
hours of the day—from 5 o’clock in the afternoon
to 8 in the evening—when millions are moving
swiftly through the streets in swarming motor cars.
Through four summer months, traffic deaths in
these cities with broad daylight during those hours,
numbered 505, but in four winter months such
deaths with dusk or darkness during those hours,
were 1,025, or more than twice as many. Non-fatal
accidents numbered 13,100 in the summer period
but 26,600 in the winter period, again an ominous
increase of more than 100 per cent.
“If the money represented by the economic loss
from night-time traffic accidents were to be spent
on street lighting,” said Mr. Simpson, “it would
bring about nearly a two-fold increase in street
lighting expenditure and a four-fold increase in tha
amount of illumination; and it would eliminate the
great majority of night traffic accidents now at
tributable to lack of light.”
All news from Germany, save that which is
smuggled out by correspondents working clandes
tinely, is suspect. If regular correspondents do not
bend the knee to Hitler, favoring his propaganda,
they risk being driven from the country.
Proof of this lies ip the case of Edgar Ansel
Mowrer, the able and thoroughly responsible cor
respondent of Chicago Daily News. He has been
compelled to leave Germany, being reassigned by
his editor to Tokio, because of his insistence or.
writing the truth. The Hitler regime did not face
the facts squarely, as might be expected, but sneak
ingly represented that Mr. Mowrer should leave
because the government of the Nazis, ^hich pre
tends to be a stable government, could not guaran
tee his personal safety. What bosh! Thirteen other
foreign writers have been forced to leave Germany
by Hitlerites, including Frederick Kuh of United
Press and Edward Deuss of International News
We can never remember a peace time era
wherein there were so many powerful influences at
work to hamper world news gathering and to de
ceive the reading public. All Russian news is con
trolled at the source. In Italy, the Mussolini cen
sor, while claiming to give reporters increased lib
erty, is busy every day with sly means to suppress
anything that is unfavorable to the government.
This censor, by the way, is Count Galeazzo Ciano,
husband of Mussolini’s daughter, Edda. All letters
and telegrams continue to be under censorship at
Rome and when a newspaper correspondent files
anything which is not agreeable to II Duce the
copy is conveniently “lost.” Protests that the cor
respondents have filed about destroyed copy, or
spiked dispatches, are ignored.
The news situation in the Far East continues
difficult. There is no news writer in Japan who
is not conscious of the overshadowing power of
the government to control what he sends out. Little
independent writing is seen from that quarter.
And China, weak and struggling as she is, never
theless seeks to maintain censorship over press dis
patches in the hope of creating favorable public
impressions abroad.
All of which means, of course, that weak gov
ernments cannot bear the glare of publicity. Rulers
want to hang onto their scepters, political zealots
want to succeed whether they do or not, bankers
want to protect their loans, industrialists want to
continue their exploitation, nationalist spirit must
be served, and to these ends the news must flatter
no matter how greatly it distorts public opinion
and contributes to the vast human confusion.
Some day, conceivably, an intrepid historian will
pay a deserved tribute to the honest news writers
of this age who have not bent the neck to dictators,
but have bravely taken all of the risks incident to
their mission of factual reporting.—Editor and
I am in receipt of a letter from S. H. Hudgins,
of Hendersonville, commending me for some re
cent remarks made in Catch-All. Brother Hudgins
also says: “I would enjoy reading some terse re
marks I know you could make about how much
money we spend for liquor and tobacco. Every
body is always bawling out liquor, which is all
right so far as I am concerned, but never a word
about the two billion or more spent annually for
tobacco. Hope you’ll write something hot along
this line.’'
Volumes have been written about the evil of
strong drink, and I remember what was found in
side an old, old man, after an autopsy, who had
all his life chewed and smoked.
The time is at hand when many, many persons
are finding to be well and happy they must live
sanely. And to live the better life one should eat
to live and shun strong drink and narcotics of
every description, and smoke in moderation.
Daily I hear over the radio, “Take Dr. Fakem’s
aspirin for aches and pains.” The best aspirin ap
pears to be that which is wrapped in cellophane.
But when placed in one’s stomach, If it eases pain,
nerves certainly are deadened to the detriment of
one’s physical well-being
Don’t over-eat or over-indulge and you’ll seldom
have the bellyache, or remorse of conscience.—
Monroe Enquirer.
\ '"
You never know whether a La tin-American ruler
will establish a new royal line or a new bee line.
You can’t have a revolution, in a land where no
two groups are mad about the same thtng.
Another objection to a strong central govern
ment is that it’s easier to fix a local one.
What to Do With the Extra Hours of Leisure? _
25 Jobs Are Open in State
But No Trained Appli
cants Apply
CHAPEL HILL, Sept. 13.—At
least one field of activity hus
been found in which the demand
for trained workers is far great
er than the supply.
Dr. Roy M. Brown, of the de
partment of sociology of the
University of North Carolina,
said today that he could place
immediately with the state emer
gency relief administration, with
which he is connected in an ex
ecutive capacity, no less than 25
persons provided he could find
that many with training in case
work and in the administration
of social work. The salaries
would be equal the top sum paid
North Carolina school teachers,
he said.
Despite urgent requests that
he produce trained workers to
serve either as case workers or
directors of relief in counties,
Dr. Brown has been unable to
find acceptable candidates so far
in North Carolina for these 25
He prefers workers who have
received their training in this
state. “It’s possible,” he said, “to
obtain the necessary training at
a number of institutions, but col
leges and universities outside
North Carolina prepare one to
handle city conditions which is
a sort of training that is of little
value in meeting the problems
found in North Carolina.”
He pointed out that the Uni
versity of North Carolina is the
only institution in the state with
a course in public administration,
the school having been organized
a year ago with Dr. W. C. Jack
son at its head.
Realizing the necessity of im
mediate action, Dr.» Brown has
made arrangements 'for the or
ganization of a special class this
fall, open to a lmiited number
of mature students who will re
ceive experience in the adminis
tration and organization of so
cial work in nearby counties.
These students will be paid for
their work, probably receiving
enough to cover their expenses
while taking the course. Dr.
Brown declared.
Private Museum
Of Fingerprints
Being Compiled
WASHINGTON, Sept. 13.—
(UP)—A private museum of
fingerprints of known gangsters,
racketeers and kidnapers is be
ing assembled by the department
of justice and it now contains
2,363 exhibits, it was announced
This is separate from the gen
eral file of fingerprints which
ultimately is expected to include
all persons with criminal rec
ords. The new file consists of
separately classified prints filed
in designated sequence so that
a quick check can be made of
prints found at the scene of a
kidnaping or gang murder. The
file includes all 157 of Chi
cago s “public enemies” and
held officers of the department’*
bureau of investigation are seek
mg similar collections from ev
ery city. By segregating the
known gangsters and kidnapers,
greater speed is expected in iden
tifying criminals.
The complete file to which
an persons with criminal records
of%S7lfn£!e n0W contain? Prints
oi 287,091 persons and is being
increased at an average rate of
220 a day. In August 346 fugi
I w^e located through the
justice department files.
Lee County Held
Model NRA Unit
The Times-News Bnre«»'
Sir Walter Hotel
RALEIGH. Sept. 13.—One of
the most efficiently organized
i counties in the state in connec
j tion with the NRA codes, is Lee
county, and one of the best or
ganized towns is Sanford, accord
ling to Commissioner of Labor A.
i L. Fletcher, who is also secretary
| of the state recovery board. The
I effectiveness of the organization ,
'work done in Lee county and San
I ford is attributed very largely by
Commissioner Fletcher to the
i work of A. K. Miller of Sanford,
| chairman of the county recovery
I committee, and his associates.
A total of 22 communities in
Lee county have already been
completely organized by the coun
! ty recovery committee, which
: means that all the merchants in
•these communities, including the
cross roads store keepers, are op
erating under the NRA code and
that all the people in these com
munities have signed the agree-1
ments to buy only from mer
chants displaying the NRA blue
In the town of Sanford there is
only one merchant who has not
signed to operate under the NRA
(code while a house to house sign
up campaign of consumers en
_11 «11 vnci/lonLc of Ihp C1tV
except 17 as NR A consumers,
i pledged to buy only from stores
! displaying the NR A blue eagle,
Miller has reported to Confirms
; sioner Fletcher.
“While many cities and counties
have done excellent work in build
' ing up sentiment backing the Na
j tional Recovery Act campaign,. I
- do not know of a county that has
1 done more or done it more quick
1 ly than Lee county and Sanford,”
i Commissioner Fletcher said.
On Thursday, Sept. 15, an all
' dav NRA celebration is to be held
I in Sanford to which the people
! from all sections of the county
‘ are invited and indications are
that several thousand people will
attend. One of the features of
the celebration is going to be a
pageant depicting the death and
burial of “Old Man Depression”
I and the coming of the “Day of
) the New Deal” brought by Presi
i dent Roosevelt.
PENROSE, Route 1, Sept. 13.
Mr. J. E. Blythe, who has been
licensed recently to preach, deliv
ered a splendid message at Jones
Gap church last Sunday. A num
ber from this place went to hear
Rev. Blythe.
Miss Jewel Justus, of Blantyre,
was an over-night guest of her
sister, Mrs. Edgerton Fletcher,
Sunday night.
Mrs. J. W. Cantrell has return
ed to her home here much im
proved, after undergoing treat
ment at the Lyda Memorial hos
pital in Brevard.
Miss Miriam Williams left last
Tuesday for Mars Hill, where she
will attend college this year.
Mr. and Mrs. S. Ford and chil
dren, of Tryon, were guests of
the latter’s parents, Mr. and Mrs.
W. P. Cantrell, Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Huggins, of
Hendersonville, were guests of
relatives in this community last
The Sunday school at Beulah
is progressing nicely under the
leadership of Mr. J. E. Blythe, su
perintendent. The school now has
four additional Sunday school
rooms that are meeting a need
that has long been felt and the
Sunday school officials hope to
have them completely finished and
heated by cool weather.
Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Cantrell, of
Hendersonville, were the dinner
guests of Mrs. Lou Cantrell last
Miss Claudia Raxter, with a
party of friends from Greenville,
S. C., were the week-end guests
of her brother, Oscar Raxter, and
Mrs. Raxter, of this place.
I ii?-v 4 lliti.. v5
ttheridge is
Favoring More
State Forests
The Times-Ncwa Tltireaii
Sir Wulter Hotel
RALEIGH, Sept. 13.—Hearty
support for the movement to es
tablish national forests in Eas
tern North Carolina was pledged
yesterday by R. Bruce Etheridge,
new director of the department of
conservation and development.
Mr. Etheridge asserted that
there is a decided need for the
creation of such reservations in
the coastal plains and that his ad
ministration will bend every effort
toward a culmination of the move
ment. If it is possible, he con
tinued, such publicly owned, areas
should also be established in the
Piedmont section.
The conservation director point
ed out that the federal govern
ment has already acquired ap
proximately half a million acres
in national forests in Western
North Carolina and that he hoped
that acquisition will also be ex
panded in that area. National
forests, he continued, have already
demonstrated their value in the
mountain section and their bene
fits should be extended to other
parts of the state.
Director Etheridge pointed to
press reports that as much as $5.
000.000 from the $20,000,000
fund set up tor the purcnase oi
national forest lands in Eastern
United States had been allotted
1 for this purpose in the southeast
as offering hope that the coastal
plain? of North Carolina will be
chosen as the location of one or
more of these.
A national forest in Eastern
North Carolina, he continued, will
be a decided step in advancing
the practice of scientific forestry
in the coastal plains by demon
strating efficient fire protection,
selective cutting, reforestation
and other phases of forestry.
They might also he indicated; be
used as game refuges and public
hunting grounds.
One of the greatest present
needs of national forests in Eas
tern Carolina, Director Etheridge
asserted, is in providing definite
work programs and sites for
civilian conservation camps sched
uled to be moved south for winter
quarters. The presence of addi
tional camps in the state would
afford, in his view, an excellent
opportunity to improve additional
national forests to a greater ex
tent than would otherwise be pos
sible in years.
NRA Rulings Cut
Income Of Shelby
SHELBY. Sept. 13.—An inter
esting development* in connection
with the federal government’s
NRA program is noted here. The
city of Shelby operates its own
water and light plant, and re
ceipts from this source have been
reduced about $1,200 a month, ac
cording to Mayor McMurry. by the
application of NRA regulations to
local business and industry.
Shorter hours in business and
industry call for the use of less
water and electrical current and
has reduced the amount of sales
in these departments by the city
of Shelby.
Pursued by a cougar, a 170-pound
I doer leaped to its death over a
200-foot precipice into the Colum
bia river near Mitchell Point tun
nel on the Columbia highway.
PIEDMONT,^ Ala., Sept. 13.—
(UP).—Charges of discrimination
against union sympathizers were
hurled as 700 employees of the
Standard Coosa Thatcher textile
mill here went on strike yester
XKA Service W riter
WASHINGTON — First figures(
measuring the amount of new,
jmployment created by the NR A
•odes won’t inspire any bonfires.
To many industries the codes
will mean no decrease in the
worker’s average weekly hours.
That's because the work week in
so many mills and factories was
sharply curtailed during the de
pression. i
Steel workers have been put
ting in less than 4 0 hours a week,
for instance. The same thing
goes for the oil industry, among
But, according to the statis
ticians and research experts now
engaged in compiling the figures,
business improvement will bring
armies of workers back to their
jobs under the codes, The foun
dation of the short-hour week
has been laid so that stimulated
activity will automatically mean
the taking on of more people vir
tually in proportion
* * •
THERE was no "baloney” in
Gen Hugh Johnson’s asser
tion that 2.000.000 persons had
been re-employed since March.
Experts who were quick to
punoA*i« inflated employment
claims In the Hoover r
that’s a cousorvaliv.. lrn*hf
asmuch as about ] 2*- k
sons had been omjhyJ H
June and 400,Qhn n)f) - HI*.
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goods, according u. adv. Jew»l
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The Agricultural
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jwith the relationship V^J
isted on an average in ' %
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