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—Autos and Accessories
DP rLa row '34 Plymouth
p.-dre will bo on display j
.» short time. Lyerly's!
T YOL'R PRESTONE OR G.P.
\ ; the Mid-City Tire Co. • !
-Houses and Real Estata
|R SALE — 3 1-4 acres good
t: . nv Join five-room homo
i . : * and water, garajre.
5 : caiion. one mile from!
ice $1100. Maxwell I
i:r Company. Phont
I " —Foodsiufrc
K !ii<. fryers 19c;
I VS \NL> STAYMAN ap
ft ■ii't'-s, lark.
p !. — 40-acre farm, good
r home. parage, barn.
» \ater orchard and ber
• On stonned road, - 1-J
| from Horse Shoe. .SI">00.
i L. Anders Realty Company,
bierican bank. *
—Livestock and Poultry
TZ AND PEKiNZESE pup
Wilson's kenncds. East
• ELY HANDKERCHIEFS for
i :rstmas. Ladies' 25c to 50c.
I 25c and c at JKNXIK
j 1934 MODELS Atwater
[ and RCA radios before
t R F. NT—Two story house
Hi...-. Ileat. -araj;e. a
<-• place -S1 ">.00 per
H. Live, l'hone -7
rt new '34 Plymouth
1 u !! "n display
' :• short time. I.yerly's
Rh OFFERING our entire
ot.-- aii thi- week a- a
-tma< pjft to you. Member
W «i<. our part. Peace'
1 •>, C'huriM and Caswell
D'O tervice, batterie* and
.Mideity Tire Co.,
SHOP MADE Christmas
Se«' us for sutfffes
|; .''iv-Mwrrow Company,
! i k. I'hone Fourth
* tmas coat and dress sale
1 \.\li COWKN'S. All
'UNC1NG, low winter rates
'he Sky land Hotel, bejfin
1 - ' ».r n:.J r.-t;' inuinir
' 1 ric I. Kates quoted on
* *> or European plan.
1 ' : »!'ii;at:• n apulv to the
S. (i. Jones.
h WORKS' At Hoke and Mil
Seventh Avehuc fcias4
iion. ' *
OUT OUR WAY
T f; f /j/
v!'»ii SI V
WHY, THAT'S CRAZY,
\wrTH WE\GHTt AM'
ROPES TIED L*P
" LIKE THAT.—YOU'RE
absolutelv HELPLESS, i
A«S I AM WITH
vSC V M T Of F.
KEEPING DOWN THE OVERHEAD
cr R- w/iL\.»f\Nv^
3 D f NCK SEPWlCr. INC. J
THE NEWFANGLES (Mom'n Fop^
\ME\-L, I'M GW6.
\ Zfc^ZMBEtt HIDING TwtlKi
UNDEB TmiS CHEST -THEN
CHANGING MY MIND- SAY,
? \ \M ONE Of- TW£ SE
FiMD \T HtWSELF
UNUSUAL CHRISTMAS GIFTS
in wood. Made in Henderson
ville. Reasonably priced. Cabi
net and Novelty Shop, 131 3rd
i'OIXT LOOKOUT, Dec. 21.—
A wedding: of much interest to
iheir many friends was that of
Miss Kstelle Williams and Mr.
Fred Nix at Spartanburg, S. C.,
Monday. December 18.
The bride is the only daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Wil
liams and the groom is the son
of Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Nix.
The bride was beautifully
dressed in a blue flat crepe
dress with matching accessories.
Immediately after the cere
mony the couple left for a tour
of other point in South Carolina.
Everyone wishes for them a
long and happy married life.
Mr. and Mrs. V. Laughter, Mr.
and Mrs. Luther Laughter and
children and also Mr. and Mrs.
Hrownlow 1 aughter visited Mr.
und M»s. liailus Laughter, of
Pleasant Hill, Sunday.
Mrs. M. A. Nix was the dinner
KUe.st of Mrs. W. F. Merrell,
Mi.^s Margie Laughter, spent
Sunday afternoon with Misses
Jeanette and Mao Gilbert.
Mi>s Kiabelle Young of Union
Hiii, spent Saturday night with
Mr. and Mrs. Amos Williams.
A Christmas program will be
held at Mountain Home, Sunday
morning at 10 o'clock. Every
one is cordially invited.
CIFFOItt) PLNTHOT is the
i governor of Pennsylvania. The
| zodiac sivu *li<»wn represents
I.KO, the L»'0.\. S:mta f.'lau.s i;J
' - ifiull vilLitre in • viuANA.
| BARKER HEIGHTS ' ]
BARKER HEIGHTS. Dec. 21.
Mr. B. T. Potts and daughter.-',
Misses Lucille and Mae, returned
home Sunday after a pleasant
visit with relatives at Flagler
A number of friends from this
section attended the funeral last
Thursday of Rev. R. V. Miller at
Grove Street church, Ilenderson
Miss Ruby Justice spent Sun
day with relatives at Tryon.
Mack Gowan and Miss Grace
Miller, of Tnman, S. C., spent
Monday with Mr. and Mrs. Gay
Justus. They were accompanied
by Mrs. John Turner, of Denver,
Colo., who has been away from
her native state for 42 years.
Mrs. Turner has been vi<itin«r rel
atives in North and South Caro
lina and will return to Denver
Mrs. Ira Stajrgs is ill at her
Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Cormvell
spent Sunday with friends at
Travelers Rest, S. C.
Mr. and Mrs. Crawford Moss
and family visited relatives at
Crab Creek Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Flave Anders
have as their guest, the latter \s
sister, Mrs. Orr, of Kentucky.
Little Margie Justice is confined
to her home from a recent illness.
-VIr. anci .virs. mcuuuic i>«n,
Weat A-heville, spent Sunday with
Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Hambright.
Herbert Justice, a student at
W.C.T.C., will-be home today fov
tJio Christmas holidays with his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. T. Jus
Miss Mildred Jones, oC East
Flat Rock, spent the week-end
with Mr. anil Mrs. Fred Floyd.
Miss Vivian Sumnieral! is ab
sent from school this week on ac
count of illness.
The Sunday school at Barker
Heights church will give a short
Christmas program Sunday under
the direction of Mrs. Fred Edney.
Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Porter, of
Mil] Springs, were recent supper
guests of Mr. and Mrs. M. M.
Mrs. Frank Carland visited her
sister, Mrs. Lewis Redmond, last
BREVARD Dec. 21. (Special)
—Transylvania county schools
will observe Christmas holidays
from Thursday afternoon, Dec.
21, to Monday morning, January
first, according to the county
board of education this giving
six school days as vacation neriod
for the holidays.
(Next War To Be
Fought With Gas
And Planes, Said
Noted British Historian and
Strategist Gives View
By W. G. OIJISENBERRY
United Press Staff Correspondent
LONDON, Dec. 21. (UP) —
[Fearful of war, all Europe to
>da|r is wondering. "What the |
ne,\t war will be like?"
I €apt. B. H. Liddell Hart , one
of»ihe world's foremost military
J hiSt(.» ians and strategists, says
ncfariy everyone has the wrong
idea about it. The next war,
he believes, will be tame com
pared with the last.
rmies will be paralyzed al-1
mist before they have begun to
mobilize. If they did succeed1
in meeting, they would have to
entrench quickly as the alterna-1
tive to suicide. Attack by land 1
forces will be so difficult that I
it "will become almost impossible. I
Warring- nations will either be
made helpless at the outset, or
stalemated so promptly that it
will be useless to pursue the war. j
LAST WAR TAUGHT LITTLE
Europe's general staffs, ac
cording to Capt. Liddell Hart,
have learned comparatively little
from the last yar. They still be
lieve in the effectiveness of mass
movements and think the larger)
their armies are, the more pow
erful will they be. This "mere;
tonnage of man jpower," in the!
j British starategistrs opinion, will 1
avail European nations little in!
the next war.
"The fallacy of the theory,
J was exposed a generation ago J
: by the mechanical progress which
made one man, sitting behind a
I machine-gun, the superior of a
'hundred, or even a thousand, who
1 were advancing against him on
foot with rifle and bayonet" he
I "Machine-guns of every kind
have multiplied everywhere since
the last war, increasing the al
ready overwhelming advantage
of defensive forces 011 land. In
contrast, artillery has decreased
in proportion. That perhaps
matters little, because at its ut
most the larger gun was an in
efficient and uneconomic ma
GAS TO PARALYZE FOE
"Advancing armies will be
foredoomed to failure. Gas, par
ticularly mustard-gas, will in
crease the helplessness of large
armies. Their very size will en
danger them more than the foe.
1 he larger they arc, the easiei
they will be to paralyze by air
attack on their assembly posi
tions and routes.
' "Thus it is doubtful whether
the armies would ever come to
the point of sighting each other;
whether they would come within
reach of the battlefield."
More likely, believes Liddell
Hart, air forces wiil strike in
the first hour of the next war
before moblization has begun.
The power to make war will be
crippled at its source. The air
attacks will not be directed at
the civilian population, he says,
but at "basic" targets—muni
tions factories, power centers,
ports and airdromes.
LARGEST AIR FORCE
I "The nation with the largest
'air force will have an evident ad
(vantage," he adds. "Yet the
i value of mere quantity is apt to
• be over-estimated in the air as
I on land. Technical efficiency
1 will count for more than num
( The intricate mobilization ma
I chinery of a modern "horde
world, explains Liddell Hart, to
; throw out of gear. The centra
j ligation of water, light, heat and
j power supplies all more disloca
tion easier and paralysis more
DR. MORSE HEAD OF
• RUTIIERFORDTON, Dec. 21.
Dr. L. B. Morse of Chimney Rock
has been elected president of the
Rutherford Cdunty club for next
year. Other officers are: Vice
president, Chas. Z. Flack, Forest
City; sergeant-at-arms, K. S. Tan
ner, Rutherfordton; directors, W.
B. Matheny. Forest City; R. R.
Flack, Rulherfordton, and G. C.
The retiring president, F. I.
Barber, of Forest City, is also a
member of the board of directors.
The directors elect a secretary
PLAN ROSMAN PROGRAM
! BREVARD Dec. 21. (Special)
1 —Appropriate Christmas exer
'cises will be given at Zion Bap
tist church on Saturday evening,
of this week, beginning at 7:30
o'clock, with groups from the
Sunday school and young peo
ple's organizations in charge.
I "I , ,
nnci\ HERE TODAY.
D.W'IIJ IIAN\ISTIJIt undertaken
to find out who killed TRACY
KI,\(;, orehemra lender. It.auiiiNf er
nn nuthor unit formrr news
paper man. He norku on the
murder onuc with RAINEY, alar
reporter on the Post.
Aiiioiik thoae Nuxpeeted nre
Jl MET FRANCIS, blond, pretty
and known to have vlwlted Uiny
shortly before Ills death; IIE|(.
MAX SCl'RLACII who wrote liinn
n threatening letter: and JOM
I'ARHOTT. down-and-out vaude
ville aetor. It in uIko known that
MEI.V1XA IIOLLISTER. mid,He
aded apiitater, had quarreled with
At. URt'GAX, friend of liinK'n.
mo'lllf! "d " "reik,d "«"•>
Kaiui inter per»nade« ilie police
« ; ,,f jnu« -»'«em
on >>* n tuest.
on the theory that if the alrl l,c.
lie%cn lier.se!f free they can learn
more about her.
f«V.AtSV /OVVO". maid l„ ,|.c
Coleman home, tell* fininey and
BannUter that on the niKht Klne
wn« murdered his fiance. IIEXISF
l oi .:;,. v1:'"»• * r k e r
o'eliie'k. althouKh0' Den"l«« ""old'
!"t Ih',,n "»• ■»
nantiimter arrive- home and
u ckM er !1vhi<1' ,u' "»"« '» h«»
poc k <• f, it i) rend.
NOW CO OX WITH THE STORY
pilO.M his chair in the shadows
Rannister sat looking at Juliet '
?rance. Sho was sitting on a low ,
ootstool. drawn up near his ai:.,t*s
'hair. The light from the fir?place I
fell on her hair and it gleamed
*s brightly as the flames. Her
head was turned so that he could
w:e her face in profile and the I
lovely line of her throat. She was
listening to what the older woman
What sort of girl was she. Ran- j
nister asked himself. Here in the
firelight she might be any pretty
girl reared in surroundings of j
moderate luxury. An hour before, |
out in the snow storm, she had ,
seemed little more than a child.
He thought of the first time he had !
•seen her—a white-faced young j
woman with a revolver in her hand- !
bag. He remembered her behind j
prison bars, defiant and hostile.
And all of these were Juliet
France. Rut that was impossible!
One of them must be the real Juliet
and the others play-acting. Which
was the real girl?
McNeal thought she was work
ing for Mug Logan and his gang
sters. Rannister remembered what
McNeal had said, "Just because
she'B got a pretty face don't let
that fool you. Did you ever see a
gunman's doll who wasn't pretty?
The swellest dressed and best look
ing and most ladylike acting dame
I ever saw was with Rig Roy Ml
Rut perhaps McNeal's judgment
about girls who were "swe'l look
ing and lady-like acting" wasn't
to be relied upon. Rannister
straightened. He asked, "Has any
body seen the evening paper?"
"It's on the table," Kate Hewlett
told him, "or maybe 1 left it in the
dining room. I remember—"
The ringing of the telephone cut
off her .words. Rannister who was
on his feet said, "I'll answer it."
Ho went into the hall and picked
up the instrument. "Hello," he
said, "David Rannister speaking."
A moment later the women in
the living room heard his sharp ex
clamation. He went on speaking
but they could not hear his words
Almost immediately ho reap
peared in the doorway, wearing his
hat and coat. He said, "Don't wait
dinner for me, Aunt Kate. l'*e got
to go down town."
ins aunt was on tier teet. j
"David!" she exclaimed. "Wiiat is >
t? What's happened?"
"Somebody hurt out at the Shelby
\rras." he told her. "I've got to
;o out there. Don't get excited. |
!t's nothing to worry about—"
And then he was gone. He had j
leglected to call a cab but. fort*- |
lately, was able to hail one half
ivay down the block. "Shelby
Anns." he told the driver. "I'm
n a hurry!"
* # *
"THE snow had made the street
treacherous but the taxi-driver
rook Bannister at his* word. In 10
minutes, after skidding perilously
an two corners, :hey halted before
Jie door of the hotel.
Bannister thrust a bill in the
driver's hand and ran up the step?
of the hotel. In the lobby he en
[•ountered Gainey and I'leming.
"We can't go up yet." they told ,
liim. "McNeal's there now and Doc
"Then it's true?" Bannister de
"Of course it's true."
The coroner's report stated that
Melvina Hollister. aged 53. spinster,
had come to her djath by means
of violence some tin e between the
hours of three and five o'clock that
afte-noon. Death had been caused
But it was some time before Ban
nister and Gainey aud the other
reporters saw that report. They
waited in the hotel lobby until the
clerk at the desk asked them to
step into a smaller, adjoining room.
It was almost an hour before Mc
Neal came down stairs.
They gathered around him, ask
"Yes, she was strangled," he told
them. "We found what it was
done with—a man's silk scarf,
black and white. It was dropped
on the floor beside her. She was
sitting in a chair facing the win
"Who fcund her?" Gaiuey asked.
"What time was that?"
"Just before the call reachcd
headquarters. A little after live
o'clock. The brother clr.ims he
went out for a walk about three
o'clock. When he k>(t, his sister
was writing a letter. The desk
was open where she might have
been using it but there wasn't any
letter in sight. Ilollister claims
he carne back a little after five
o'clock and went upstairs. He saw
lii3 sister lying back in her chair
and thought at first she was sick.
Then he realized what had hap
pened and ran down to get the
clerk. That's his stdry. anyhow—"
• • *
DID anyone in the building hear
"The woman who lives across
the hall." McNeal told them, "said
she thought she heard someone
talking to Miss Hollister about four
o'clock. She didn't understand
anything that was said or recog
nize the other voice. Couldn't say
whether it was a man's or a wom
an's. Aside from that, nobody
"Is there any way to get into the
apartment except the regular en
trance?" BanniBter asked.
"There's a service door but it was
"Anything missing from the
McNeal shook his head. "I don't
think so," he said. "We had a
i hard time getting anvthini: out of
MM* ?Qt n^fslfaffclf Aij
money iu the place woWd_vbe 1fl iiii
sister''- j»ursc. We looked and
(litre were a couple o^ffife-Wjur
bills aiw some change. tlMoia'us
she kepf her jewelry irt s1 (tfsfe^in
her bun an. We found ttle Ciise^&l'
right and Ilollister sa id,4' .
there some old-fash iuiiedf flings
and trinkets. One of the pins hud
a good-sized diamond in it or It
looked to me liko a diamond. Ki\y
how no.ic of the stuff }iu<J been
"Any signs of a struggle?" tlair.cy
wanted to kno"*.
Again McNeal shook his head
"The room—she was in the living
room —looked ]ust as it did the
other night when I «aa there.
Nothing out or place. Whoevyr did
it either came in witlipijt, har si-e
ing him or else was someone she
had no reason to suspect. He must
have stepped up behind hor.—
"Are you su/e she was killed In
the chair where ycr found
"No. I'm r.ot sure Of it' but it
looks reasonable. She was sitting
facing the window pud a,vy::y from
the. door. Anyone who had a fcey
could have come in and slipped.up
'Tut who else had a key?".
"No ona but her brother, so Tar
as I've been able to iind out."
» • • -t % •
1> ANNISTKK though*. ot Mat
* thew Ilollister with liia mild,
spec lac led blue eyes.
"How about that scarf you
mentioned?" Fleming asked.
"Think you'll be able to'trace-.it?"
"We're going to try." »•
"Where is it?" Gainey asked.
"Can we see it?"
"Yes. It's upstairs."
"How about going up there
"You cas go." McNeal told
them, "but you won't find any
thing more than I've told you."
He hesitated. "If you'll wait a
minute." he said, "I'll go with
you. I want to see the manager
McNeal's "minute" lengthened
into live and still he did not re
"I'll bet the manager's plenty
excited," Fleming volunteered.
"Two murders iu two weeks in
"He probably isn't any too
pleased about it." U^iney agreed.
"I heard yesterday tbm live fam
ilies have moved out of hgre late
ly. There'll be more leaving
"And five tenants Iu these times
"Five tenants mean money in
any times," Gainey corrected him.
They saw McNeal then, comlns
toward them, and t."3 reporter*
got to their feet. They rode to tbt
second tioor in the elevator ani
followed the detective captain
down a corridor. An officer tn
uniform stood before a dooi
ahead. He stepped aside for lliem
to enter the apartment.
The living room. . a6 McNea!
nad said, looked exactly as it had
the night he and Bannister bad
paid the Hollisters a visit. Ban
nister stood just inside the room,
glancing around him. when -an
other door opened
Matthew Hollister 3tood on, the
threshold. He seemed to recog
nize McNeal as the., person it
charge for he nurried forward.
His voice rose hysterically. "A'vc
got to have protection!" he cried.
"I won't stay here. .1 tell ..you.
The police have got to protect
'Tn lt«» rnnlliliimH -j
~ - . 1 1. —I.—f„
Hendersonville, Route 2
° HENDERSON VILLE, Dec. 21°
Mrs. Sally Merrell of the Fruit
land section, spent the week-end
with Mr. and Mrs. Brown of this
I place recently.'
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Chambers
and little son Johnny Ted, and
Charles Halcomb of Marion, were
[the week-end guests of Mr. and
i Mrs. K. T. Frisbee.
A recent marriage of interest
in this community was that of
Grady Shipman and Fannie Sta
ton. Mr. Shipman is the son of
Mr. and Mrs. M. S. Shipman, and
Miss Staton is the daughter of
I Mr. and Mrs. Perry Staton. They
; are at present making their home
with the groom's parents, Mr.
and Mrs. M. S. Shipman.
1 Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Brown
had as supper guests recently Mr.
and Mrs. Albert Hill and daugh
ter.. Hazel, Miss Norine Hill and
James Hill. Miss Eula Burleson
was also a supper guest and
(spent the night with Miss Chris
Miss Laberta Brown and Alva
Burleson were the dinner guests
of Miss Norine Hill of Edney
Miss Alva Burleson entertain
ed Wednesday night with a party
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Carl
Maxwell where she is staying.
The rooms were artistically dec
orated with green and red sug
,gestion of the coming holidays.
Holly was also used effectively|
throughout the house. After;
games were played potato salad,
j>-altines, rolls, hot chocolate and'
coffee were served to ahout 12
guests. All reported a good time, j
Miss l.ila Jackson spent Tues-'
day nijrht with Christina Brown.;
Milton Morrison of the CCC, J
spent the past week-end at home.1
A marriage which occurred j
last week was that of Mark Smith I
! of Asheville, and Miss Rosa Mor
rison of this place. Their many
•friends wish for them a long and
Mrs. P. S. Ramsey visited Mrs.
E. T. Frisbee one day last week.
BREVARD'S WAR VETS
l BREVARD, Dec. 21. (Special):
—Re-organization of Monroe,
Wilson Post American Legion
has been effected here when ,
around seventy ex-service men
met at the court hous.
M. I». McDaniel, was elected
post commander; John E. Rufty,
vice commander; Ralph R. Fish
er. adjutant; J. M. Gaines, fi
nance officer; Eck L. Sims, ser-i
geant-at-arms; J. A. Glazener,i
historian; Alvin Rockwood, ser
vice officer; Rev. Harry Perry, j
i A drive for memberships is
being staged, with another meet
inj£ ui. who |/vow
Wednesday night 0f next Week
at the county court house.
Advertise it or you m«Jr
have to keep it.
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