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r n-ilWTffli New. E.tablUbed in 1»M • Hendersonville Time. E.ub1i.be4 m Published every afternoon except Sunday at 227 North Main street Hendersonwille, N. C., by The Tiraea-News Co., Inc., Owner and Publisher. TELEPHONE 87 J. T. __ C. M. OGLE_Managing Editor HENRY ATKIN--City Editor SUBSCRIPTION RATES By Times-News Carrier, in Hendersonville, or else where, per week By Mail in Hendersonville, per year—-----*°-uu Due to high postage rates, the subscription price of The Times-News in Zones above No. 2 will d* based on the cost of postage.__ Entered as Second Clhss Matter at the Post Office in Hendersonville, N. C. MONDAY. SEPTEMBER 25, 1933 BIBLE THOUGHT T4E PRODIGAL’S PRAYER “I have sinned against heaven and in Thy sight. (Road Luke 15). $ * * A short prayer, but, it’ from a truly penitent heart, is music to the ears of God. Dear reader, God waits to be gracious. Forth the Saviour God will run to meet you, just now, and in His arms He will fold you. Measured by that cross, that darkness. Oh. how deep God’s love must be; Deep as was Christ’s depth of anguish. 1< the Father’s love for me. —A. II. Stewart. CONDITIONS IN EUROPE AS OBSERVED BY AMERICAN EDITOR Grove Patterson, editor of the Toldeo, Ohio. Blade, and vice-president of the American Society of Newspaper Editors, is home from a summer spent m Europe. Mr. Patterson is a close student of European affairs and one of the ablest editors in this country. His views of conditions in Gei many and Russia, as summarized by a cor respondent of Editor and Publisher, are enlightening to the public generally. Mr. Patterson sums up conditions in Ger many with the statement that Hitler and the government will finally be controlled by the small number of capitalists and in dustrialists of the country or by the masses at the other extreme, which will result in a government similar to the Russian Soviet regime. Commenting further on the situation in uei many. Mr. Patterson said: _ i “Dorothy Thompson, in a recent story in the Saturday Evening Post, says the trouble with Ger many is ‘national hysteria induced by defeat and the subsequent hardship and humiliation suffered at the hands of victors drunk with power.’ Vv haf ever it is, Germany is in the worst shape today that it has been since the war. Not the worst shape as far as economic conditions go, perhaps, but it is in intellectual and spiritual imprisonment.” Mr. Patterson asserted more than 50,000 per sons have been iocked up because they have been opposed to the policies of the Nazi go\ eminent 01 because they are Jews. The editor branded as untrue stories that some Americans have brought back declaring that every thing is normal in Germany. “All political parties other than the Nazi party have been liquidated,” he said. “Nazi men have been put at the head of all civic and military or ganizations. Chambers of Commerce, trade asso ciations, educational societies, every place of pow er and influence is now officered by Nazi party men. The old leaders are fired. Where a nation has long been beaten and depressed it is not hard to control it with power. There are not prisons enough in Germany, but soldiers’ barracks are used for prisons. You can be sure of this: When Ameri cans come back and say everything is all right and normal in Germany they have been sold a goid brick by Na-i leaders.” Mr. Patterson emphasized the all-inclusive boy cott which Hitler has imposed against Jewish mer-1 chants and business men. “As long ago as March the German government officially ordered a boycott against all Jewish places of business,” he said. “No Jewish business man can belong to a merchants’ association and no Jew ish employe can belong to an employes’ associa tion. The government has ordered the withdrawal of subsidies paid to Jewish religious and charitable organizations. Jews are forbidden to enter Ba varian universities and barred from Leipzig uni versity for 10 terms. “Wi.ole blocks of Jewish citizens, lawyers, doc tors, other professional men and tradesmen, have been literally driven out of business in order that non-Jews may have their places. In addition to the thousands merely in prison, several thousands have been beaten and some killed by Nazi troopers and Nazi hoodlums, “All of this, of course, is now generally known and has been printed, but what is not generally known is that there is no diminution, no letup of these conditions of persecution. There is a pre vailing opinion in the United States that the vio lent attack, not only on Jews but on all liberals, radicals, and opposing party men has blown over. It has not blown over at all. It goes on, and it is a fundamental part of the Hitler policy.” Contrasting the Hitler regime with -those in Italy and Russia, Mr. Patterson declared: “Germany is in the hands of a cruel, brutal, and mendacious dictatorship that has not the intelligence and com mon sense of the Italian dictatorship and is worse than the Russian government because of its greater brutality and prejudice.” Mr. Patterson asserted that although living con ditions in Russia are bad, they show an improve ment over those prevailing when he visited that country in 1932. “Things in the Soviet Union are bad and will be bad as long as most of us live, though living condi tions seem to be on a slightly higher level than on the occasion of my previous visit there a year and a half ago,” he asserted. “Government ownership of homes, factories, shops, and all else is stultify ing. leveling, and it may mean the end of human progress as far as the attainment of great heights is concerned. There is as yet neither Socialism nor Communism, but there is the dictatorship of the proletariat, which is fraught with tremendous injustice to those who are not manual workers. Expressing a profound feeling of happiness and relief at being back in the L nited States, Mr. 1 at terson related that he had traveled in England, Holland, Denmark, Finland, Rumania. Bulgaria, Turkey,'Greece, Italy, and France in addition to Germany and Russia, and that everywhere he found the people living, on the average, on a lower scale than prevails in America. ‘‘I am convinced that despite our economic trou bles, and they have not been small, the United States is immeasurably the most desirable country in the world in which to live,” he concluded. NEWSPAPERS’ OPINIONS SINNING AGAINST DEMOCRACY Governors are called to Washington by the pres ident to advise with him in respect to the enforce ment of the recovery act although there is little any ot them can add to the success of this move ment except their moral influence and guberna-' torial prestige. Washington has taken authority from the states in nil major matters as it was forced to do in the present emergency. It had about succeeded in achieving that end before the emergency arrived. Then the states have wrested all the authority front the cities and towns, and, in turn, the cities and towns have taken it away from the private citizens. Consequently, the job of centralizing rule has virtually been accomplished in complete form. Democracy doesn’t like that sort of thing, but this is not the first sin that has been committed agains its basic principles.—Charlotte Observer. SLOW START In view of the dela encountered in getting into the active work of loaning money, the people are beginning to wonder just what the Home-Owners’ Loan Corporation was organized for. Some weeks ago much ado was made over the granting of the first loan in North Carolina—and no loan appears to have been made since that good day, hence peo ple are beginning to wonder. Basil Boyd, local at torney for the corporation which has headquarteis at Salisbury, is careful to exonerate the manage ment from blame, and the circumstance that only nine loans have been made in all the country, clearly indicates that the local organizations are powerless to move. What is holding up the work is not at this time known, but in view of the thou sands of applications for money to forestall mort gage sales, it is manifest the scotch should be re moved from the wheels. It would be better to close up shop than to keep the applicants for loans on a bench of indefinite waiting.—Charlotte Observer. ATTEMPTING A MIRACLE President Roosevelt, it is stated, has determined to cleanse the United States of its gunmen and gangsters. If it can be done, he will do it. It is a great tribute to his personality that the American people are already looking to him to perform the miracle. We call it a miracle because to destroy the American gangster, as opposed merely to driv ing him underground for a spell, calls for nothing short of a comprehensive remodeling of the Ameri can police and judicial systems.—London Evening News. AT THE BOTTOM OF IT The country is coming around to conclusion that the lowered income of the farmer is at the bottom of the nation’s troubles. It is the contention of the Industrial News Bureau that the farmer pre sents the toughest problem any administration has had to tackle. Even in good times the farm prob lem has been uppermost; in bad times it gets in finitely worse. The present efforts to assist the farmer depend largely on price-fixing and produc tion-allotting for farm products on a large scale, all of which is designed to put money in the poc kets of the farmers. So far, the desired results have not been achieved, but the administration is pegging away in renewed endeavor. It is of record that between July 15 and August 15, there was a sharp decline in farm purchasing power. Where, on the former date, the index of farmer ability to buy stood at 71 per cent of the average from 1908 to 1914, it stood at 64 per cent on the latter date. The decline was caused by two factors—during the month the average farm price declined from 76 to 72, while the cost of the things he buys rose from 107 to 112. According to government and other experts, this isn’t a problem for the farmer alone to consider. It is their thesis that the decline in the purchasing power of 30,000,000 farm dwellers is directly re sponsible for factory unemployment in urban areas to the extent of 6,000,000. It has long been a de bated question whether falling farm income caused a decline in city income, or whether the decline >n city earnings caused the fall in farm receipts. Sec i retary Wallace firmly believes that the first is the case. According .to him, ruinous agricultural prices plunged the country into depression four | Years ago. On that basis, there can be no recovery ! until farm income rises, and the 30,000,000 farm dwellers again provide a normal market for fac tory products. Just how to do that is the continuing problem i facing the administration and it is buckling down to the task with a determination tint must win. The success of the recovery program so far scored gives promise that this farmer’s income problem will be eventually worked out to the good of the country.—Charlotte Observer. And where there’s a will there’s a family row. Men just seem more cheerful in advers ity because it helps them to forget their golf. -- Proposed musicians’ code asks minimum wage of $1 an hour for professional banjo players. Sounds like easy picking. When the . *ncd to Mov<^ just a SUGGESTIONS SCHOOL BUf State Officials Regret Sit uation; Nothing They Can Do By J. C. BASKERVILL The Times-N'-ws Bureau Sir Walter Hotel RALEIGH. Sept. 25.—The “re volt’’ of parents in several sections of the state against that section of the new school law which pro - i hibits the transportation of chil dren to school who live within two miles or less of the school they at tend, is not going to do any good, according to prevailing opinion here. Officials here sympathi’/.o with the parents and the children who live inside the two mile limit and regret that ihey cannot do’ anything about it. For the 193d general assembly wrote this re quirement into the law, to compel a reduction in the cost of trans portation, with the result that the state school commission has no choice but to enforce the law and is utterly without authority to change it. ri he law cannot be changed until the 1935 general assembly meets, and those who re call the debate in this past session with regard to this particular sec - tion of the law doubt if the 1935 session will change it. This “revolt” against the two mile limit in the school law is not nearly as widespread as some would make It appear, however, according to what can be learned here, anti is confined largely to five or six counties. The counties in which the opposition to this portion of the laws seems to be the greatest are Durham, David son, Forsyth, Mecklenburg ar.d Rutherford. The schools have not started yet in Guilford county, but much opposition in these and I other counties to the two-mile j limit provision, is traceable large-1 ly to two factors, however, as foi lows: SAW LAW USED TO STIR RESENTMENT 1. Partisan politics, with the Republicans and other disgruntled political elements using this par ticular law to stir up resentment and antagonism against the pres-j ont state administration. 2. School officials who are not! in sympathy with the new school] law and who are using the two mile limit for transportation as a means of stirring up sentiment against the entire school law and the present system of general state control of all the schools. Those who have followed the course of the opposition to this portion of the school law to its source have plenty of evidence to convince them that a great deal of it is political in nature and that the Republican politicians are using the two-mile limit pro vision in an effort to win converts from the Democratic party. It is definitely known that in one coun ty the agitation against the two mile limit section was started by a Republican who has no children in school and not even any grand children in school, but who aw in this sectiofi of the law an oppor tunity to play politics. These politicians are being helped, prob ably unintentionally, by school superintendents and other school officials who are encouraging op position to the two-mile limit in the law because of their dislike for the entire law, with the ex ception of Mecklenburg and Da idson counties, where the opposi tion is based upon other reasons. But it is generally known hen tha*: the school officials in Ituther ford, Durham and Forsyth coun ties, especially, bitterly fought the new school law while it was under consideration by the general as sembly and still are opposed to it. The real reason the 1933 gen eral assembly wrote into the law the proision that no children liv ing within two miles of the schools they attend should be transported in school busses, was to save money. Any member of the gen eral assembly will readily admit this. The assembly had to cut school costs in order to provide any schools at all. Tt reduced the cost of operating the schools from $23,000,000, the cost last year, to $16,000,000 for'this year and the same amount for next year. In making this reduction it held tha’ it was not fair to force the teach ers to absorb the entire reduction and that part of it should be taken from the cost of transport ing children. Last year the cost of transporting children was ^2. 200.000 for the six and eight months term, involving the trans portation of 210,000 children t) and from school each day. The general assembly held that this was more money than the taxpayers of the state could af ford to spend merely to haul chil dren to and from school. It de cided that this cost could be re duced at least $500,000 a year by extending the walking limit from one and one half miles, the old law, to two miles. A good many members of the general assembly were in favor of making the limit three miles. The two-mile limit was agreed to almost unanimous ly in both the senate and house as being moderate and reasonable. Virtually no objection to this sec tion of the law was raised either by the superintendents or school patrons. As a result, it is now going to bo possible to transport from 210,000 to 215.000 children to school each day on an appro pii.-.tion of $1,700,000 instead of $2,200,000. the cost last wear. HAULED ALL POSSIBLE STUDENTS FORMERLY One cause of the present dis satisfaction at the new law, of course, is that in the past, when the school busses were operated at county instead of state ex pense, tiie law prohibiting the transportation of children living within a mile and a half of the schools was generally disregard ed. For wherever the county su perintendents could get the money they hauled as many as possible to school even if they lived only half a mile. It was good politics and tended to keen the school patrons satisfied. Besides, the people n the counties were paying for this transportation in taxes and as long as they were willing to pay for it they were entitled to it. Any county can have this kind of school bus service now if the tax payers in it are willing to levy a supplemental tax for ii. The trou ble is, they all want the state to supply it at state expen-e—and the state does not have the money. Counties can continue to send delegations to appear before the ALLEY OOP By HAMLIN / 25 'hey.foozy/Y " C’MEREMlook WHAT THEV DONE TO DINNV WHILE WE / 1 WERE ASLEEP// J s '‘Chambers' * «u> High Spots in numerous Activities or <-n«i,.lMCi Commerce as Noted by Its Secretary, This organisation lias repeat edly urged upon our people co peration in giving publicity to the community bv letterhead-, and letter inserts for out going "’Afincpfecc of work alone U|is line bus been accomplished in tin* wav of new letterheads showing the' Hendersonville Holt and Country club with an attracti*. mountain view in two colois. In ordci to help further tin work the Flanagan Printing com pany placed the largest order tot letterheads ever delivered in Hendersonville—ti()fO00. I’y uni versal use of these* letterhead : '»> the business and profession:! men and women of Henderson ville wc can ali give this com munity wide and effective pub licity.' Those interested should see ‘the Flanagan Printing com pany. Dr. i . B. Morse announces a reduction of the admis sion fee to Chimnty Rock to <*>c on week days and 50e on , days. The Sunday reduction is m Itended to draw patronage from the Carolinas for the week-end state school commission here and employ high priced and hiyn pow ered lawyers to talk until they are blue in the face. Bui thei is nothing the school commission can do about it. since it ha.- neithe-' the authority nor the money. end c pH . , The Chi considered a : hue after ; tractions el' out Anteiv 1 <n there whs duce iidei! i . 4 duction >vi!| > ;5 hl'ize the ■ in the si-dp who have pii dcpressioi tacuiar }•!:■. Western d , POD'S 0 TO Hi uAI.i'.l' 1! Geoge k tor of u-"t5 public v direct eh. riun, is r. , ^ office in building. Chaim.a:i mis-ici-. erly oi'cu spoon \v design t the cl coiimit.v ... .. “ ferred ^ Until within ' office v. i prison. 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