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WEATHER to"*1" *"d tl.shtly ««1" 53 No. 116 GOOD AFTERNOON A M«£u, O., apiary hu sent to Russia for a special typo of bees. Can't the D.A.R. do some* thinf about that? HENDERSONVILLE, N. C., TUESDAY, MAY 15, 1934 SINGLE COPIES, FIVE CENTS Oner rams ughtship; seven drowned "♦ ••• **» «*« ' Roosevelt Asks For Supplementary Funds IR BILLION IS DECLARED I 0EST NEED f|| Be Allocated to Many J Projects, Including CCC Camps ULD VSE RFC MONEY FOR RELIEF) VSHIXGTOW May 15. (UP) ** .■ ■ —vvlt today asked -uppl' mentary ap , - ' ? 1 .322,000 t>> ■ r.atlonal recovery rv. fiscal year 1034 ;; ' <;f:v time requested : • take from unexpend 4::ra: ... i balances of atfen - • - ' v RFC sums sutfi :> a:" v on purely relief i-. uld the occasion The supplementary uppiu^u« b represents all that remains the $3,166,000,000 budget ap earlier in the year. President Roosevelt believes it F^ent to carry tho administra u'j activities through, but if it not he is prepared to ask the Lj congress for a special ap tpr.a:..::. [P>;.Roosevelt in his re L- iOffested '» number of tea allocations, among them EmMvO to the TVA: $35. fcfr for federal buildings; HMKUKIO for put lie highways; J •' ; the inter-American ^ ">.000 for enlarging .V offit'es; $10,000, .'.r tre bureau of internal f-..r be used to carry the ■: •: the bootlegger; $75, S.vv" for the Federal Land : rations; $40,000,000 ' v.al construction; $522,580, 5 for public works and relief, - >285.000.000 for continua e of the CCC camps. ID PREDICTS ETTER TIMES otor Magnate Asserts He Never Had NRA in Mind CHICAGO. May 15.— (UP) — .^a:e improving and will 6t:r.u<r to improve. Henry "Ford id t'.'iay in inspecting the set i* for the 1934 World's fair. I i«on't see anything wrong tn c- r.iiitions. Things have been -Jp and I look for further :: lament along all lines," he lfT n anv.v?r tu a question. T't« NRA is out of my mind, c ,n '*<■' I never had it in my If '.here's anything wrong | ' • anything hap ^ ' '"'aril its return to pros ' i •' *hrough ignorance," t »i<L r-• almost alarming ; ;n science in the next tr • ;>ar<, "not only in the au '-e field, but in all lines of ■istna! scientific work." Tiers Are Due In Rome Tonight A'-v Y*rk to Rome!" •4> airniHr- who *ped over a • :"k-; \t!antic Mondav nitrht — -which has i '- i « x oth»".- aviators to r >a* - \vMr»* out over the * iu according to last Po-< tr,,,, »'r.en\. u H' ■,!. war time lieu '4 - —-r in the V. S. ^ i-: c...a,,. natural : s"-: :t" who flew for Italy " ^ ! war. left Floyd Ben "• a N>".v York, at 6:2 4 <EST». They hoped to be 4.».im» niilc> away over r ' "a* airline l>f Tuea ' r f UNDCRAN r STANDS pi.mns. y„ May ,7. 1 ^ ^"h century land 1 ' • K • l.' df England to Van O.rtlandt again \' -r.tT(iay when a »■< v "'a'' at'i'llcation of the t t"r< ruuroad to aPs ,r. commission -vfr.at,. amount of damages it. ..V 1 • author, for r,v r ut ■' of property ,uj/•" • -v.- on the Hudson ;—t Victorious The suit that the parents of Mary Astor, film star, brought against her for non-suppo:t was dis missed. The petite actress is shown in this serious mo«>d as she took the stand in Los Angeles court just before the judgment was returned in her favor. TO SAVE WHITE PINES IN STATE Government Making Effort to Keep Rust From Hit ting in State The federal government is car rying on a campaign against the destruction of white pines by pests into North Caiolina, in an ticipation of the appearance here of a fungus which has been de stroying the white pines in prac tically all of the eastern and At lantic seaboard states. H. B. Teagrue, field agent of the federal department of agricul ture, working through the state department of agriculture, today reported that the source of the fungus, the gooseberry bush, was discovered on Big Hungry yester day for the first time since he has been investigating conditions in this regard in the county for the past several days. Fifty bushes were destroyed,, he said, in outlin ing his work on the government project to The Times-News today. Mr. Teague said that the dis ease which attacks white pines is termed the white pine blister rust. He said that it develops from bushes of only two kinds, one of these being the gooseberry, the other the current bush. Wherever there are any of these bushes, white pines may be expected to suffer. The cause of the disease, the government has found, devel ops on them, enters the pine through the needles, goes through the branches to the trunk and, circling the trunk, kills the tree. At one season of the year the rust has been found to quit the bushes and enter the pines. At another season, if bushes are near, the disease is transmitted again to the bushes and thus back and for ward again between these two [ types of plants until the death of | the tree ensues. If there are no gooseberry or current bushes to germinate the disease, then the pines are in no danger from the disease. The government project in this respect is thus to destroy all gooseberry and currant bushes that may be found, for the pres (Continued on page four) GLASS, WAGNER MAY END WORK ON COMMITTEE Didn't Like Slight When Conferees on Market Bill Named STATE SCHOOL BILL IS CUT 11 MILLIONS WASHINGTON, May 15. (UP) Senator Carter Glass, the senate's outstanding expert on banking af fairs, and Senator Robert F. Wag ner, Democrat, New York, were today reported considering: resign ing from the powerful banking and currency commitee because they were passed over when the conferees were named to adjust differences in the stock market control bills passed by the senate and house. Vigorous representations were made to the majority floor leader, Senator Robinson, it was said. ROOSEVELT SIGNS THE JOHNSON BILL WASHINGTON, May 15. (UP) President Roosevelt today signed the Johnson bill prohibiting pub lic utilities from appealing from decisions of state commissions or boards to federal district courts. SCHOOL BILL IS CUT BY $11,000,000 RALEIGH, May 15. (UP) — ' Figures released to the United Press by by the state school com mission showed a saving of eleven million dollars,,as compared with the cost of maintenance of schools in 1929, when the cost upkeep was at the highest. Enrollment in the past session aggregated one million, with an average attendance of 800,000. RUSS GUNNERS KILL MANCHUKUO SAILOR' I TOKYO, May 15.—(UP)—One Manchukuo sailor was killed and another wounded by gunfire from the Soviet Russian side of the Sungaria river, on the Siberian border, the war office was in formed yesterday. A Nippon Dempo News agency dispatch from Hsingking, capital of Manchukuo, said Russian sol diers opened fire on a steamer which unheeding warnings, ap proached the Soviet bank of the river. The agency denied the gun fire had sunk the ship, as reported abroad. BAD LIQUOR KILLS 2 SOLDIERS MONDAY HOT SPRINGS, Ark., May 15. ! (UP)—Poisoned on bad liquor, j two soldiers fell dead yesterday. Three others were seriously ill. The body of Private Marcus B. Roberts, 22, England, Ark., was found lying grothesquely in the street. Private John L. Johnson, 37, Atkins, Ark., dropped dead at his post in the Army and Navy hospital. Police Chief Joe Wakelin raid ed several botlec hideouts on Mal vern avenue, and obtained a doz en samples of liquor for chemical analysis. Autopsies on the two bodies es tablished proof of poison. 25 ARE INJURED WILLIAMSBURG, Ky., May 15.—(UP).—Twenty-five persons were injured in two accidents on a slippery hill near here today. Twenty-three of them were in a bus which skidded off the road and overturned. Two were injured when a car skidded off the wet highway. Several were not ex pected to live.* NEW MOVE FOR PAYMENT OF ! WAR DEBTS IS NOW LOOMING By RICHARD D. McMILLAN United Press Staff Correspondent (Copyright, 1934, United Press) PARIS, May 15.—(UP).—The French government is willing to send representatives to Washing ton to re-open the war debts issue with President Roosevelt, it was learned last night. France would be willing to fol low the le^d of Great Britain either fn meeting a Roosevelt debts mission to Europe or send ing individual missions to Wash ington in an effort to gain "a new deal" on this delicate issue. Presumably, however, according to the United Press informant, the government would prefer await ing: indication of some such ac tion by Great Britain Once London made the pro posal for some such method of re opening the debts questions, Paris would be ready to fall in line forthwith, resulting in an entire ly new series of debts conferences designed to wipe out the issue, once and for all from the slate of international problems. The French and British shortly will contact each other to sound out their respective positions. HOME, WEAK BUT UNHURT I Little June Rubles (above), six-year-old Tucson, Ariz., child who was j found in an iron cpge, in a hole, late yesterday, was returned to hei\| family unhurt after being in the hands of kidnapers for 19 days. • She was declared uninjured but was said to have been pretty weak. A great demonstration of joy was staged outside her home by the people of Tucson when it was learned that she had been found DUAL PARKING BAN IS STRICT Chief Powers Asks Co-op operation in Traffic Reg ulation Campaign Commenting: further today on the campaign for better observ ance of traffic regulations, Chief Otis Powers declared that he de sired to enlist the co-operation of the merchants and business men on Main street. Chief Powers called attention to the fact that there is a time limit for parking on Main street, and he urged business men and those working on Main street to park their cars at the rear of their business houses or on side streets in order to relieve the 'parking congestion on Main street. Now that officers are going to strictly enforce the double park ing rule on the streets, it will be necessary for those who usually park their cars on Main street all day to move them to side streets in order that visitors and others may be able to find parking space when in town for shopping pur poses. Chief Powers said that the 78 tickets handed out by officers over the week-end were having an ! improved effect on the parking situation and that he believed that the co-operation of the driving public would be secured in the campaign for better traffic ob i servance. I J DILLINGER'S TRAIL 1 LEADS TOWARD JAIL CROWN POINT, Ind., May 15. (UP)—The cold trail of John Dil linger last night led back to the territory where he escaped from jail with a toy gun. Finding of a bullet-punctured automobile in woods near East Gary led to reports that Dillinger was hiding in this region. Scores of officers set out on a search for the desperado. FIND BANK ACCOUNT BROOKLYN, May 15.—(UP). A surrogate's court granted let ters of administration for the es tate of Mrs. Mary Jane Earl, dead 60 years. Heirs discovered the woman left bank account which, with interest, amounted ^to $7,626. 7TH AVE. WORK IS UNDER WAY Bids To Be Opened in Ra leigh Today for Resur facing of Main St. A force of about 30 men is at present engaged in removing the old street car line from Seventh avenue east and preparing to lay a sewer main and water and sew er laterals. This work will be done preliminary to the repaving of Seventh avenue east from Main street to the depot. The work is being done as a CWA project under the supervi sion of the water department., The water department will furn ish skilled labor for the laying of the pipe lines and the CWA is supplying the common labor. The project was originally de signed for an expenditure of $4, 843, but due to a reduction of labor costs for both workmen and foremen the project will now cost in the neighborhood of $3,400. < The force at work is now ap proximately 30 men, but this is expected to be increased to about 60 by Thursday. The project must be completed in three or four weeks, J. H. Lampley said this morning. The present water line will re main as located at present, but a new sewer main will be laid from Main street to the depot. This line will be an eight-inch main. In addition, lateral lines for water and sewer will be run to the side of,the street, and these lines will be of 6-inch capacity. Bids for the resurfacing of Seventh avenue have been opened and the bid accepted at Raleigh, from an Asheville firm has been sent to Washington for final ap proval. Today was the date set for the opening of bids at Raleigh on the resurfacing of Main street from Second to Seventh avenue. W. M. GUILL QUITS GROCERY BUSINESS W. M. Guill, who with J. N. Dickens established the Sixth Avenue Cash Grocery several months ago, announced today that he was no longer connected with that establishment, having closed a trade with Mr. Dickens on Mon day whereby the latter becomes the sole owner. Mr. Guill said that he had not yet decided as to his next busi ness connection but that he will continue to make this his home. June Robles, Gettle Both Back Home; Child Is Unharmed Confession Made In Part As To Gettle Case LOS ANGELES, May 15. (UP) William F. Gettle, Beverly Hills millionaire, was rescued from kid napers last night in a raid on a suburban house where he was held captive five days. Two men allegedly involved in the kidnaping were arrested with out payment of the $60,000 ran som demanded for Gettle's safe return. The men said they were James Kirk, alleged contact man, and Roy Williams. Officers went to Kirk's home in Los Angeles and arrested two women, one of whom, June Ward, said she was Kirk's wife. The name of the oth er woman was not learned imme diately. ronce claimed tne men, James Kirk and Roy Williams, made a partial confession of the plot. A third man escaped as offi cers surrounded the house. He was being .sought throughout the city. Gettle was found in a house at La Creucenta, a short distance from the millionaire s estate at Arcadia, where he was kidnaped, late last Wednesday. The victim was unharmed but tired. The kidnapers had kept his eyes covered with plasters almost continuously. Gettle's first con cern was for his wife, Fleta, who had been an invalid several weeks. The 47-year-old retired finan cier was driven at once to his home, where he was reunited with Mrs. Gettle and their four young children. He was tired and worn, and had to be assisted up the steps of the house. One of the women arrested, June Ward, said she was Kirk'g wife. The other woman was not identified at once. Kirk, alleged "contact man" of the gang, and his wife were the first taken into custody. From them information was obtained as to the location of the kidnap house. The maximum penalty in Cali fornia for kidnapers who do not harm their victim is life imprison ment. Under the new California law, the death penalty may be im posed if the victim is injured. CLEMENCY FOR LEA, JR., IS SEEN Stepmother Says Prison Sentence Tantamount to Death Sentence RALEIGH, N. C.. May 15. (UP) I Mrs. Luke Lea, of Nashville, Tenn., wife of Col. Luke Lea, im prisoned her© with his son, Luke Lea, Jr., on conviction of banking irregularity charges following col lapse of the Central Bank and Trust company, of Asheville, to day prepared a petition for a clemency hearing for her step-son, Luke, Jr. Mrs. Lea awaited arrival of let ters from physicians at Nashville, pertaining to young Lea's health, before presenting the petition. She plans to ask that her step-son be granted liberty on grounds that he is suffering from a malignant internal disorder, and that the or deal of stringent prison life might (Continued on page four) To Soon Identify Kidnapers Of Child, Belief TUCSON, Ariz., July 15. (UP) The identity of kidnapers confin ing June Robles, age six, in a des ert prison *or 19 days will be known within 24 hours, Joseph E. P. Dunn, department of justice agent, said today. TUCSON, Ariz., May 15.— (UP).—June Robles, 6-year-old Tucson heiress, kidnaped 19 days ago, was found alive late yester day chained to an iron cage in a hole dug in the desert nine miles east of here. The girl apparently had been placed there by her abductors soon after they kidnaped her at Tucson. She was emaciated and covered with dirt but mentally sound. She was returned immediately to her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fer nando Robles, and placed under care of physicians. June was bathed and dressed in a bright pink dress. Her fa ther and grandfather, smiling through tea-dimmed eyes, brought her out on the second story porch so the crowd could see her. The people shouted and automobile horns were sounded as June waved weakly. An endless stream of people started walking around the house. 'This is the first smile Iv'e had in 19 days," Fernando Robles said. "I was never so happy in all my life." Mrs. Robles, who aged visibly during her daughter's absence, was almost hysterical with joy. She held the child to her breast and wept unrestrainedly. The girl was found by County Attorney Clarence Huston of Tucson, one of whose deputies is Carlos Robles, uncle of June. A letter mailed from Chicago several days ago to Governor B. B. Moeur in Phoenix paved the way for June's return. It de scribed where she was held cap tive. The letter was delivered to Huston by a state motorycle po liceman. Huston immediately drove to the designated spot, a deserted area surrounded by cactus plants. Beneath one cactus he discovered a hole about a foot wide. Look ing inside he saw the girl. "I thought she was dead," he said, "and was about to with draw to call an undertaker." Then he called out, and June whimpered an answer. Houston stepped down into what appeared to be a coffin of corrugated iron sunk in the des ert. There he found June stretched on a gunny sack for a bed and bath towel for a pillow. Around her ankles was fasten ed a chain, run through an au tomobile axle and so contrived that she could not free herself. The temperature was 110 in the open air and several stifling de grees higher in the iron cage. There was no ventilation, Hous ton said. Nail holes punched ift the trap door provided just enough air to sustain life. Juno had not stood up since she was placed in the tomb. Two and one-half feet wide by two and one-half feet high, it was six feet long. She could only recline in the filth of her cage and raise herself to her elbows, scraping against the two-by-four timbers which formed the frame work when she turned. The trap door in the top at one end of the (Continued on page four) DRIVE CAREFULLY TODAY SPEED OR RECKLESSNESS It's a thrill—rapid motion, quickened velocity, boring through the bland air as though on wings. It's inviting, bewitching, al luring and yet—how quickly in the twinkling of an eye, the "fairy" of speed may be transformed into the "demon" of reck less driving.—Highway Safety Committee, Carolina Motor club. (ELISION IS REPORTED OFF NEW ENGLAND Loss of Life Confirmed by Wireless From the Olympic ACCIDENTOCCURS IN DENSE FOG TODAY NEW YORK, May 15. (UP).— Seven members of the crew of tho lightship Nantucket were defi nitely known to have drowned when the giant White Star liner, Olympic, rammed and sank the ship off the New England coast today. The loss of life was con firmed by radio messages from Capt. John W. Binks, master of the Olympic. Eleven men were on the lightship, tha commander said. NEW YORK, May 15. (UP) — The gigantic White Star liner Olympic, inbound from Europe in a dense fog, rammed and sank the Nantucket lightship today. The collision occurred 185 mile* east of New York. The Olympic apparently was undamaged, and stood by to pick up Capt. George Braithwaite and his crew of 18 men. After a briefly flashed radio message reporting the accident, the wireless was silent regarding the fate of the lightship crew. Methodists Hold Quarterly Meet; Name Delegates District Conference Will Observe 150th Annivers ary of Methodism Stewards of the First Methodist church, meeting last night at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Shep herd in Druid Hills, held their second quarterly conference un der the direction of the Rev. Wal ter B. West, presiding elder, in connection with their monthly business meeting. Almost a full attendance of the board, whicn has about 35 members, was pres ent. Mrs. Tom Shepherd, Z. C. By ers, L. R. Geiger and S. M. Gar ren were elected as delegates to the district confeaence to be held May 24 at Salem church, on the Weaverville circuit. A. W. Groov er, recording steward, and W. R. Sheppard, charge lay leader, are members of the conference by virtue of their offices. The Rev. G. H. Moser, pastor, was given authority to appoint alternates. Part of the conference program, the Rev. Mr. West said, will be given over to observance of the 150th anniversary of Methodism. The Rep. Mr. West devoted a few minutes last night to an ex planation of changes in church laws as made at the recent gen eral conference of the Southern Methodist church in Jackson, Miss. Bishop Paul B Kern, who was assigned to this region to suc ceed Bishop Edwin Mouzon, may establish his residence in this sec tion, he said, although Charlotte, Columbia and other cities are making strong bids for his favor. Mrs. J. W. Payne reported that the Western North Carolina con ference of the Women's Mission ary society held here recently was a success financially as well as in attendance, spiritual benefits and social contacts, and that a small surplus remained after meeting expenses of about $600. Refreshments were served at the close of the business meeting. Dr. Owen Speaks Here Friday Eve Dr. James E. Owen, Asheville dentist, who is a candidate for the Democratic nomination^ for the lower house of the United States congress, will speak in Henderson ville at the courthouse on Friday, May 18, at 7:30 p. m. Dr. Owen will speak at Pack Square, Asheville, on the follow ing day, and in the evening: at 7:30 in Marion. On Monday even ing, May 21, he will speak (h the Kutherfordton courthouse/ .