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[warmer toni»ht: partly cloudy lur»day. GOOD AFTERNOON Knees on automobiles are noth ing new, especially on climbing into the rumble teat. I 52—No. 303 HENDERSONVILLE, N. C., WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1933 SINGLE COPIES. FJVE CENTS southerners Seek Protection Against NRA B COUNCIL SOUTH WIDE E TUESDAY re tor Even Break - North Under the New Order i NRA BODY TO FAMINE PROBLEMS k>MNGTON\ Dec. 20. (UP) [ aiion of an NRA board to t* problems of the small r "t industrialist and busi : iv. m the present eode set , . tained administration i. . the United Kress was I ".formed today. IATTAXOOGA. Tenn.. Doc. — Changes in NRA . to remedy an asserted it • : >!e competitive position* :hern industry were de le! at a conference of manu l-■- from 1-i southern states [yesterday. t uc: creating the National y Administration was at a> "carrying in itself the destruction to recovery wa- hoped to promote" in cheon address by Barry t. * a: attorney of Rome. Ga. i '"rartanootra Kiwanis club, luncheon meeting at; Wright spoke, later went ex cr ve session and repudi Wricr' s address. The club; ! a resolution stating it had ». tlie manufacturers the v < : attending its meeting, i :ho\i: sponsoring or indors rthin-jf which occurred." j inc atrial conference pass-j isolation assertinc thar . &r.! S uth wage differen Kiist'rag prior to July. 11*29,! |r Throughout the fir. xt.-akt-r-s stressed need a t«. • r ential if southern meet competition. ofrn: >tctions. tnei resolution, set up a ndustrial council j ■t ! -x •: southern manufac K- 'erence to NRA and; v _ -iative affairs. John! e! ton. president of the! Manufacturers associa uas named temporary chair-; an.i J. p. McGrath. of At secretary of the body. ■ representation oa in ■a! code authorities was asked It* led resolution. t iobler.1 of negro labor w?s ned frequently in the wage n<. Several manufactur-i . ■ . rould not pay ) ■vorkers the same wages as I lied white men and that differential was allowed ; | a social problem would ^ [•" speakers believed south a <r should be paid 30 per lit - than northern workers |industries. f. - address was the most a' ack on thi NRA heard i ting. "If we are con vith a revolution, the Te realize it, the better," oner we determine not the NRA is a thing fur. better," the attor • d. "If we are ready i".a- _.• the tried and tested •: of the United States, : we have recovered I n depressions. for the f tries of a purely maii stem forced on us with- ( knowledge or consent., F' <>oner we determine this [ * e better. j v has undoubtedly ac [ M>me temporary relief, i 'ies in itself the seeds' "ruction to recovery instead ' r.-.overy that it was hoped, note. I believe that the South p "!• in fact that small can exist under the prin ' °f the new deal." I; . who presided at the j f r ied on page three) , NRA. **I DO OUB PART Mimore & Ohio Railroad net income for first ten of 1933 of 1,383,181. net loss of $4,832,310 'Ur 1932 period. ,n* Casualty & Surety Co. extra dividend of 40 4 share. w« Sound Co., increases luarterly dividend rate 25 cents to 75 cents a I I Gary's Bachelor Days Are Over The films' most-sought-after bachelor is a bachelor no longer. A measured march to the altar in New York ended all that for Gary Cooper, thrill-giving hero of many a celluloid romance, with Veronica ISalte. of New York and Hollywood, as the bride. Here they are. glowing with happiness, after taking their vows. It was the first marriage for both. Gary's 31; his bride. L'O. FLETCHER SET i FOR YULETIDE Baptists, Methodists, Epis copalians All Arrange Observances FLETCHER, Doc. 20. (Special). Plans for the Christmas services in the Fletcher churches have been completed. At Calvary Episcopal church the Christmas tree for the chil dren of the Bible school will be! held at the parish house at 10 o'clock on Sunday, Dec. 24. There l will be presents for alf the chil-j dren and a Christmas treat for, everyone. At 7 p. m. Sunday the Yountr People's Service league will have a Christmas tree at the parish house where there will be pres-' ents for all of the members of the service league. About 50 young' people belong to this! group. The annual midnight service' will be held on Christmas eve. j The vested choir will sing the Christmas carols, and the com-1 munion service will be at 12' o'clock. f At 1030 a. m. Christmas, morn-' ing prayer will be conducted by j the rector, the Rev. Edgar R. Neff. FLETCHER BAPTISTS PLAN SERVICES The Fletcher Baptist church will have a Christmas service unday evening at 7:30 o'clock.! This service will include singing ■ and recitations. METHODISTS ARRANGE VARIED ACTIVITIES At the Fletcher Methodist; chcurch there will be a candle lighting service in the beginner's department of the Bible school at 10 o'clock Sunday morning.1 At 11 o'clock the pastor of the i church, Rev. D. V. Howell will j preach a Christmas sermon and1 there will be special Christmas music. LEAGUERS WILL SING CHRISTMAS CAROLS The Epworth league will sing Christmas carols on Sunday eve-i ning at different places includ ing the Mountain anatarium. TWEED'S CHAPEL HAS SATURDAY NIGHT EVENT At the Tweed's chapel Metho dist church there will be a Christ mas program and a Christmas tree oo Saturday evening at 7:30 o'clock. TO STERILIZE 400,000 UNDER NEW NAZI LAW BERLIN'. Dec. 20.—(IP).— Medical experts have announced that 400,000 persons, hall' of them men and half women, are to be subjected to sterilization soon under the Nazi law for the prevention of diseased progeny. I Caught at Last Bv Cameraman w To photograph him is rare, but t'» I catch him smiling, is rarer still! ' This was an enterprising camera-1 man's result when he snapped Gabriel D'Annunzio, Italy's fa mous soldier-poet, in an informal1 moment at Gardone. It is believed | to be the first picture of the poet! obtained in two years. REPEAL NOT ! RETROACTIVE One Federal Judge Says Liquor Laws Hold as to Old Cases ST. LOUIS, Dec. 20.—(UP). United States District Judge G. 15, Faris of St. Louis, asserted in a statement todav that repeal of the 18th amendment 'does not cancel prosecution of prohibition cases in which indictments or con victions occurred prior to the ac tual repeal." Judsre Faris quoted title one, section 25, United States code, to bear out his contention that re peal of a statute "does not re lease or extinguish" prosecution of cases prior to such repeal "un less the repealing act shall so provide." WILL HOLD SERVICE AT GROVE STREET G. F. Napping- of South Da kota. and now residing in Hay wood Hills, will conduct the pray er service at Grove Street Gosoel church this evening. The service 'will bo at 7:30 o'clock. Toy Matinee At Carolina Theatre Thursday At 3:45 The annual "toy matinee'' it the Carolina theatre wili be held Thursday afternoon, each child up to 15 years of a^e who brings a toy being admitted free. The toys received at the thea ter wiil be added to the collection being made by the American Le gion, and after being repa.ied will be distributed to poor chil dren for Christmas. H. K. liuchanan, managei of the theater, said children attend ing the show should not limit themselves to one toy but should bring all they can as the nun Iter | of children who face the prospect of not receiving presents this year is larger than usual. The picture tomorrow is "Smoky," the story of a wonder ful horse, and is regarded as especially appropriate for chil dren's entertainment. The mati nee will begin at 3:45 o'clock. NEW STEPS TO STRENGTHEN NRA MADE F. R. Reenforces Powers as Active Day Tran spires in Capital By C. C. NICOLF.T United Press Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON. Dec. 20. <UP) President lloosevelt launched-Vvj eral moves Tuesday to strengthen and coordinate varied lines of his recovery program. The President made public an executive order vastly increasing the powers of the National Labor board, irivinu' it authority as an ajrent of the President to mediate or arbitrate any industrial labor dispute threatening to impede re lcovery. He issued another executive or der enlarging his new national emergency council and then sum moned the council into session to organize its task of forming a na tional organization of local units to replace the confusing and du ! plicating collection of local agen cies now maintained separately for each branch of the recovery program. After the meeting the President signed a third executive order cre ating a new set of initials in th" recovery organization—the EHFA which translated, is the Electric Home and Farm Authority, Inc., whose business will be to make loans to Tennessee valley resi dents for the purchase of electri cal equipment for homes, thus in creasing the potential demand for power in the area. This corporation will have $1, 000,000 capital and its board of directors will be Arthur E. Mo1' j;an, Harcourt A. Morgan and Da vid E. Lillienthal, the three chief j (Continued on page three) Says 14 Families On Welfare List Are Uncared For Mrs. Hodges Asks Dona tions Especially for 37 Little Children Fourteen families who should j have Christmas dinners and 371 children who should receive a! visit from Santa Claus remain un provided for on the list of needy families compiled by Mrs. H. I. Hodges, welfare worker, Mrs. Hodges said today in a communi cation to The Times-News. "I am making a plea for the first time in two vears through | the press," Mrs. Hodges said. "Our people have been so faith ful through these times/ but I j have 14 families who should have dinners and 37 children for Santa Claus. Who will be willing to make some gift smaller in their own home or leave off some lux ury for Christmas dinner in order to make someone else happy? These families are in hard places to reach, but I am trying to get the gifts ready and carry them (to school Friday morning. The teachers will see that they are } delivered. Today one fa mil v was reported living in a chicken house with a little girl of seven years. Who will help me finish this work in the Master's name?' FEAR FAMOUS WALL ST. MAN IS KIDNAPPED F. R. Studies Plans for In cluding Coast Guards as Naval Corps LEGION WILL PRESS LEGISLATIVE PROGRAM NEW YORK, Dec 20.—(UP). A high police official announced today that authorities believed that Jesse I,. Livermore, famous Wall Street plunder was in the hands of kidnapers. Livermore's third wife reported her husband missing to the police and >aid she believed he had been kidnaped. Livermore was last seen after the dose of the market yesterday. He telephoned his wife at 4 p. m. and when he failed to phone her again she became apprehensive and notified police. ROOSEVELT REVIEWS LEGION'S PROGRAM WASHINGTON. Dec. 20. (UP) The national legislative program of the American Legion which will be pressed at the opening of con gress was presented to President Roosevelt today by Edward A. Hayes, national commander. COAST GUARD MAY BE MERGED INTO NAVY WASHINGTON. Dec. 20. (UP) President Roosevelt, navy, treas ury and coast guard officials are studying the possibility of early inclusion of the coasl guard into ihe navy, as a corps, it was said at the White House today. WILDE'S PLAY WELL STAGED; Big Undertaking in Dra matics by Guild Proves Successful Oscar Wilde's delightful picture of English life, ''Lady Winder | mere's Fan,'' probably the most pretentious effort of the Theatre Guild here, was staged last night at the high school auditorium be fore an appreciative audience. 7 ie performance was more than adequate. It reached a standard of excellence that entitles it to sincere praise. It is worthy of note that the community should have talent enough to supply per sons for a cast of 23 people, which make up the persons of Wilde's comedy. I Thelma Anders as Lady Win-! dermere; George Tidd, as Lord Darlington; Frank Read, as Lor J Windermere, were among the out standing parts in the play, togeth er with those taken by Jane Tru ex. as the Duchess of Berwick, and Mrs. Erlynne, played by Mrs. Fred Justus. The entire supporting cast was. however, successful in its work and etfective in its handling of (Continued on page three) And when the Three Wise Men were come Into the place where the Christ Child lay, they gav< greetings to Wary, his mother; and straightway fell upon their knees and worshiped Him that was to 1)' the Saviour. *"7 SHOPPING PIONEER FLYER IS HONORED Orville Wright, who oO years ago made the first flight in an airplane, and Amelia Earhart Putnam, first woman to fly the Atlantic ocean alone, are shown at the dedication of the Hall of Aviation in Phila delphia's new Franklin Memorial Institute. Miss Earhart, who made the dedicatory speech, lauding Wright as a boon to mankind, holds the bust of Wilbur Wright, brother of Orville, that was presented to the museum. Says Transpacific Dirigible Line To Be Inaugurated Need Legislation to Link California and Philip pines by Air LOS ANGELES, Dec. 20.— (Uf).—A trans-Pacific dirigi ble line will be inaugurated as soon as congress passes the nec essary legislation, P. W. Litch field, president of the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., announced here today. The proposed line would link California with the Philippines. OTA TO HAVE ! NEEDED FUNDS Leaders Indicate Financing Further Employment of 4.000,000 i WASHINGTON, Dec. 20. (UP) —Congress will appropriate what ever sum is needed to finance the civil works administration until spring. House Democratic leaders indicated today. Speaker Rainey and Majority Floor Leader Byrns shared the opinion that there would be little opposition to appropriation of sufficient funds to keep 4,000,000 workers on the CWA payroll. Byrns said it was "impossible to conceive of turning these 4, 000,000 persons back on direct lelief in the middle of the win ter." Rotarians Hold Christmas Meet The Rotary club today held a Christmas meeting: it the Skyland hotel. The speaker was the Rev. Claude H. Moser, Rev. Moser pave an impressive Christmas program with the sing ing of carols, and in his address he drew a parallel between the Rotary ideals and sayings of Christ. S. G. Jones, manager of the Skyland hotel, was welcomed as a new member, Prof. J. R. San difer giving the address of wel come. Thomas Cox, of Sylva, was a visiting Rotarian. and R. W. Roys, manager of the Green River Manufacturing Co., was a guest of Oscar Latt. On a drawing, a Christmas gift from Bert A. Boyd was presented to J. T. Fain, Jr. C. C. BALLOTING OK DIRECTORS Election Now in Progress, Voting to End on De cember 30 The election of 25 directors to serve the Chamber of Commerce during 1934 is in progress and the balloting by mail and secret vote will end on December 30. A list of 75 nominations repre senting the various businesses, vo cations and professions represent ed in the membership has been prepared by a special committee appointed by President Milo W. Strong and is being printed for immediate distribution by mail to all members of the organization. Members are requested to make their choice of 25 directors from the 75 nominations. The commit tee was not bent on selecting a committee that would especially i ornament the records as the bal lot carries this request: "The nominating committee re quests that you vote for those who in your opinion would be most wil ling to serve because very faithful service will be needed during the coming year." The nominees have not been consulted. If they have cause for not being able to serve after be ing elected they will confer a fa vor on the Chamber of Commerce I by advising of this fact so this i can be borne in mind when the ballot is canvassed by the nomi ; natintf committee on January 2. | The committee is anxious that no I "dead timber" by accident get on j the board of directors. Faithful ' ness is what is desired by the i board. After the canvass of the bal lots on January 2 the directors i will meet on January 5 for the 'election of officers and a secre i tary. I The nominees follow, being ar : ranged alphabetically and voca tionally: Agriculture—L. H. McKay. Attorneys—T. H. Kranks, Ar (Continued on page three) * NATURE STUDY CLUB TO SELL GREENERY FT.ETCHER, Dec. 20. (Special). The Nature Study club of the Fletcher school will conduct a sale of Christmas graens on Main street in Hendersonville on Sat urday, Dec. 23. Wreaths, gar lands, sprays and trees will be sold. All of which will be cut according to the conservation methods and the proceeds will be used by the club in making post ers and carrying on the work of the club during the year. A number of the posters and booklets made by the pupils will be exhibited. The club members will be assisted by Dr. D. D. Hor ton, seventh grade teacher, and| Mrs. U. G. Speed of Biltmore Forest. Asheville, who sponsors the work of the clu. IAN, WOMAN ARE SUSPECTS IN RING OF 'J Native Rumanian Natural ized in Canada Said To Be Master Mind FRENCH SAY~DEFENSE SECRETS ARE SOUGHT PARIS, Due. 20.—(UP).—An American man and woman were arrested today on charge of pos sessing military documents and photographs, as secret police agents sought to break what they believed to be the greatest spy plot since the World war. The Americans are described as Rob ert Gordon Switz, 2!>, of Kast Orange, and Miss Marjorie Tiiley, 22, of New York city. Benjamin Berkowitz, 42. nat uralized Canadian born, at Jussy, Roumania, is under arrest, and held to be the master mind of tin plot, alleged to be aimed at ob taining secrets regarding France's defenses. Berkowitz's wife is also being held. Nearly a score of persons were arrested after 300 secret police agents had investigated reports of spy plot since June. Three French, one of these a woman, said to be the daughter of a prominent police official are in volved, police said. The police also seized a secret wireless sta tion. HITLER OFFERS PEACE PACT TO FRANCE PARIS, Dec. 20.— (UP).—The Quai D'Orsay received u German note last night outlining Chan cellor Adolf Hitler's disarmament demands and proposing a Franco German pact ol" non-aggression for 10 years. The note was delivered to the French ambassador to Germany, Andre Francois-Poncet, in re sponse to a request for a written clarification of the German arms claims. The United Press under stood the note contained four major points: 1—It requests authorization to increase the German regular army to 300,000 men, enlisted for a one-year period by obligatory conscription. 2—Germany agreed to submit her semi-military organizations to international supervision if the other powers do likewise. 3—France is asked to abandon the 1935 Saar Plebiscite, Hitler insisting on the immediate res toration of the Saar to Germany. 4—Hitler offers the pact of non-aggression to assure peace in Europe. The non-aggression pact pre sumably wou?d strengthen the four power pact, signed in Rome last summer by France, Germany, Italy and Great Britain, in a move designed also to assure peace for the next 10 years. Meanwhile, the chamber of deputies adopted the govern ment's project to meet the ex pected deficit in army conscripts from 1936 to 1940, due to di minished births during the four years of the World war. The vote was 449 to 147. The project as outlined by gov ernment supporters included: 1—Enrollment of 16,000 civil ian specialists for technical jobs I in fortified areas during the four I lean years of recruits, j 2—Return to France of certain regiments freed by the end of the major part of the Moroccan campaign. 3—Hold back 80,000 conscripts annually due to enter army serv ice in the next two years, to be (Continued on page three) TUDff C.\HBB Who 19 NAT Holman 0 Give the CHEMICAL NAME FOR QUICKSILVER. VWO WAS THE ENGINEER IN CHARGE OF BUILDING THE PANAMA CANAL? For correct answers to these questions, please turn to p*go 5.