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Probable showers tonight, rain
Sunday, followed by cool weather.
A advatist umucm that •
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2990 MEN ON
Nazi Putsch Feared
From the Jugoslavian
Side of Border
PARIS. Sept. 15.—(UP).—Ex
istence of a secret treaty between
Germany and Poland was rumored
vesterday. Lithuania reportedly
voiced fears of such a pact, and
feared Poland has agreed to re
store the "Polish corridor" to
Germany on condition that Po
land receive another outlet to the
sea. This, the Lithuanians be
lieve, means Memel.
VIENNA. Sept. 15.— (UP).— I
Austrian military forces virtually
have been mobilized along the Ju
goslavian frontier as a precau- i
tionary measure against a possi- j
b!e putsch by more than 2,000
Austrian Nazi refugees, interned
in Jugoslavia following the July
25th putsch in Vienna, it was
learned semi-officially last night.
Approximately 2.000 members
of the heimwehr (home guards)
| and the Catholic Storm Troops,
I opposed to the Nazis, have been
pressed into service in Styria,
while 2.200 men are under arms
in Carpathia, another border
This makes a total of 4,200
men on the frontier, not counting
regu.ar federal army forces,
whose strength the government j
refused to divulge.
Government quarters sought to
minmize the importance of large j
military forces along the Jugo
slav frontier, but travelers from (
that region reported extraordi-1
nary activity which could only I
result from rising alarm over the
Members of the heimwehr were
reported guarding all railroads,
bridges, roads and public build
ings near the border, while the
frontier force was estimated at
more than double the normal re
The United Press correspondent
at Graz reported the government
had taken extraordinary measures
there to prevent Nazi agents and
relatives of Nazi refugees from
crossing the frontier to and from
Austria. Only persons with pro
perly certified papers are being
allowed to go into Jugoslavia or
enter Austria from there.
Although the government main
tains a "wait and see" attitude,
the Vienna press continued pub
lication of apparently inspired ar
ticles about the alleged reorgan
ization of the Nazi organization
in Jugoslavia.
mWm is
Jewish Services Will Be
Held Wednesday;
Stores to Close
^mmencine next Tuesday eve
wjth the chanting of Kel
fodro at e:30 o'clock, and con
ynainar all day Wednesday, local
"7*5 will observe Yom Kippur or
wTires Wednesday morning
^" commence at 8:30, and me
Tn.r->a' wrvic*s will be held at
W:3® o'clock. All services will
* ^^ucted hY J. J. Goldstein,
of Asheville.
All Jewish business places will
ibVl08«l Wednesday.
Yom Kippur, a
press release says:
very name implies, the
fe Vf the month of TishH
afnno^ *or repentance and
II;?™1: K • a day of prayer
,.j , " is a aav oi prsj^i
the sornL- ^ay devoted to
"On viIni nct^ ¥j° ^ body,
of Ho, °m Kippur, the decree
on ^an's deeds and
» man s aeeus
actions is made final. His fate
» sealed in the Book of Heaven.
are told that on Yom Kippur
the souls of all living human be
ings pass before The Eternal, and
their fate is definitely decided-—
wrr> shall live and who shall die;
shall rejoice and who shall
sorrow; who shall prosper and
who shall wax poor; who shall be
raised up and who shall be set
even though judgment is
Passed, still we are told that three
things can avert the evilness of
the decree: penitence, prayer, and
charity. The sages interpret this
triple method of atonement as re
ferring to: Fasting—self-denial;
Voice—uttered prayer; Money-r
helping others. The Lord is anx
ious for man to repent and to
(Continued on page three)
Weds in Haste,
Repents Rapidly
Two weeks' courtship, luncheon)
at Agua Caliente, Mexico, mar
riage on the spur of the moment,
annulment two months later in a
San Francisco court. So reads the,
recent history of Jehanne Havens- j
Monteagle, above, of a San Fran-1
cisco society family, who has won 1
her freedom from John B. Mas-1
chio, Hollywood booking agent.
Five Greens of Upper Nine
Holes Replanted;
Links Popular
With the tourist season largely
out of the way, repair and con
struction work on the Henderson
ville golf course has been re
sumed, and officers of the Hen
dersonville Golf and County club
said today that the advent of
next spring will find the entire
18 holes of the Donald Ross lay
out open for play and in better
condition than most courses that
are much older.
Five greens of the upper nine
holes that suffered first from ex
cessive rainfall and then from
drought last spring, have been
replanted in the last few days
and are expected to come along
well during the fall season. The
nursery from which much of the
stolon for the greens was taken
also has been replanted. Fair
ways got a good stand of grass
during the summer, with compar
atively little damage from rain.
These, with the new tees, were
kept mowed and could be played
on now if the greens were in con
Much construction and repair
work also is planned for the low
er half of the course before win
ter weather sets in. These nine
holes were given a big workout
during the summer, and the tees
especially need to be reconstruct
ed. Greens are in good condition
but will be further improved, and
additional drainage work will be
done on the fairways. In this
connection, it was said that the
"dip" across the present No. 3
fairway and the bipr drain under
No. Z fairway will be made a
major work project to prevent
damage from water.
The course was popular thruout
the summer. J. W. Duff, secre
tary of the club, said that ap
proximately 1600 persons paid
green fees in July and August
and that September gives prom
ise of adding 400. These are in
addition to club members.
Magazine Murder
Picture Enacted
REDWING, Minn., Sept. 15.—
(UP)—Detectives today sought a
phantom killer who bound and
gagged his victim after the man
ner of a lurid picture on a crime
magazine cover. The body was
found in a box car, garroted and
trussed exactly as in the picture
on a magazine cover beside the1
body. i
Illegitimate Explosives
Manufacture in Germany
Thought Large
WASHINGTON, Sept. 15. (UP)
The state department today ad
mitted it is in receipt of a formal
protest from the Mexican govern
ment over public mention of the
name of President Rodriguez of
Mexico in connection with arms
and munitions deals under inves
tigation by the senate munitions
Sweeping and complete investi
gation of the munitions industry
in the face of a large effort to
slow up the investigation was
promised today by Senator Nye,
chairman of the senate investigat
ing committee.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 15. (UP)
Protests from the secretaries of
state and commerce brought a
curtailment yesterday in the sen
sational disclosures made by the
senate munitions investigating
Secretary of State Cordell Hull,
Secretary of Commerce Daniel C.
Roper and Senator Gerald P. Nye,
chairman of the committee, con
ferred in the latter's office yes
terday. Hull informed Nye that
the state department was being
harassed by foreign governments
protesting against the disclosures.
The names of King George of
England, the Prince of Wales and
high government officials of
South American countries have
been lyought into the inquiry.
Roper told Nye American busi
ness would suffer if the commit
tee continued to uncover trans
actions of private firms.
Senator Bennett C. Clark, Dem
ocrat, Missouri, said it was "com
mon knowledge" that Adolf Hit
ler was financed by Skoda,
Czecho-Slovakian munitions com
pany. Skoda, in turn, Clark said,
was controlled by Schneider
Creusot of France and was used
by the later firm "to cause a war
scare in an attempt to increase
the sale of munitions."
Major K. K. V. Casey, head of
the Du Pont's smokeless powder
department, told the committee
his concern employed Del Fungo
Giera to represent them in Ger
"He was generally known as an
international spy, wasn't he?"
asked Senator Bennett C. Clark,
Democrat, Missouri.
"I think he could be," Casey re
Clark said Giera "boasted of
being a secret agent for 13 gov
ernments, including Germany, Ja
pan and the United States.
William N. Taylor, Paris agent
of the DuPonts, reported to his
superiors last year that German
Nazis "presumably" used small
arms shipped from the United
States and smuggled through Hol
land. He added that "the legiti
mate export of powder from Eu
rope was not above 300 tons in
1932," but that "it is supposed
that the illegitimate trade is over
1,000 tons, much of it made in
Testimony yesterday developed
the fact that R. Montague Smith,
who represented both the DuPonts
and Imperial Chemical Industries,
Ltd., a British firm, in Shanghai,
tried to get the state department
and the British foreign office to
lift restrictions on shipments of
(Continued on page four)
Rainfall Is Less
Than Two-Fifths
Normal, Report
A mean temperature of 68.5 de-1
grees has been recorded so far in
September, T. W. Valentine, offi
cial weather observer, said today,
with 46 as the lowest and 87 as
the highest readings. Rainfall is
less than two inches, as compared
with five inches normal for Sep
tember. Readings and summary
Date Max. Min. Mean Prec'n
8 84 62 73
9 85 56 70
10 87 53 70
11 86 56 71
12 85 55 70
13 83 61 72 0.95
14 81 65 73 0.20
Summary for month to date:
Max., 87; min., 46.
Mean max., 82.1; mean min.,
54.9; mean, 68.5.
Mean daily range, 27.2.
1 Greatest daily range, 36.
Precipitation, 1.59 inches. ..
Normal mean temperature for
September, 66.9.
Normal precipitation for Sep
i tember, 5.04 inches, ;
Named in Labatt
Kidnaping Hunt
Two suspects in the kidnaping of
John S. Labatt, London, Ontario,
brewer, named by police, are
shown here. Above is David Mis
ner, 42, reported to have a long
police record in Chicago, Detroit,
and other cities. Below is Leon
ard S. Pegram, a former Detroit
taxi driver. * ""
Comprise Part of Group to
Appear at Highway
Location Hearing
Twenty - three Hendersonville
business men will leave for Wash
ington on Monday evening at 7
o'clock to attend the hearing on
Tuesday afternoon before Secre
tary Ickes on the matter of the
location of the national parkway
connecting the Shenandoah and
Great Smoky Mountains national
The Hendersonville party will
occupy a special car of a special
train that will leave Asheville on
Monday evening, arriving in the
capital city on Tuesday morning
and returning to Asheville at 8
o'clock Wednesday morning.
The Hendersonville men who
will make the trip are as follows:
H. H. Ewbnak, L. A. Blair, A. H.
Houston, T. L. Durham, G. W.
Justice, W. H. Britt, A. V. Ed
wards, 0. Y. Brownlee, B. L. Fos
ter, J. H. Riggan, W. R. McGaw,
0. Roy Keith, Z. C. Byers, Dr.
W. R. Kirk, H. B. Kelly, R. L.
Edwards, J. H. Yelton, J. W. Bai
ley, J. Fov Justice, 0. V. Powers,
W. M. Sherard, H. E. Buchanan,
and Dr. R. E. Taylor.
LUMBERTON. Sept. 15. (UP)
Luther West, farmer, was charged
today with the murder of Edith
Holmes, a helper on his farm. Her
mangled body was found yester
day on the tracks of the Seaboard
Lifeboats' Airtanks Almost j
Rusted Through; More
Witnesses Sought
—Information purporting to link
the burning of the liner Morro
Castle with alleged communistic
activities has been given to the
department of justice for investi
gation, the United Press learned
United Press Staff Corr<s»pondent
NEW YORK. Sept. 15—(UP).
Life boats with air-tanks almost
rusted through highly inflamma
ble cleaning fluids secretly hoard
ed by stewards. 200 gallons of
volatile enamel—these were the
contributing factors to fire which
at dawn last Saturday turned the
$5,500,000 luxury liner Morro
Castle into a death ship, the gov
ernment's board of inquiry was
told yesterday.
Concluding the first week o'
its public hearings, with perhaps
another 10 days or two weeks to
go, the investigating board
pressed closer to the major aim
of its functions—determination
of the actual cause of the fire
which was swept by wild wind
through the superstructure of the
storm tossed vessel.
Three surmises have been ad
vanced :
First, The fire, in view of the
rapidity with which it enrompass
jd_the ship, was the work of an
Second, Inflammable cleaning
fluids kept by stewards, in vio
lation of law, were ignited by
spontaneous combustion;
Third, That sparks from de
fective electrical wiring was re
There has been testimony and
much conjecture on each of these
three theories, but no definite
Deck storekeeper William O'SuI
livan, a roughly-dressed quiet
spoken man, told the board yes
terday that it was common knowl
edge that stewards kept inflam
mable liquid cleaner aboard the
Morro Castle because the paste
cleaner required by law is more
difficult to apply.
O'Sullivan said there was no
lack of discipline during the fire
but that there was lack of orders
from the officers.
"We could have carried the
(Continued on page three)
All Mills in State Are Ex
pected to Reopen
on Monday
ATLANTA, Ga., Sept. 15.—
(UP).—Adjutant General Lind
ley Camp, under Governor Tal
madge's instructions today or
dered Georgia's 4000 national
guardsmen to mobilize at arm
ories at 6 a. m. Monday for in
definite textile strike duty.
Simultaneously it was an
nounced that all Georgia mills
plan to reopen Monday.
Company A, 121st infantry,
of Jackson, Ga., was ordered to
Aragon immediately.
GENEVA, Sept. 15.—(UP) —
An invitation to join the League
of Nations, signed by approxi
mately 35 nations was telegraph
ed to Soviet Russia today.
GENEVA, Sept. 15.—(UP).—
Poland possibly may quit the
League of Nations as result of
the uproar caused by her denun
ciation of the minorities control
provisions in the Versailles treaty
it appeared today.
While Polish Foreign Minister,
Col. Joseph Deck, denied the per
sistent rumor that Poland was
considering following Germany
and Japan in leaving the league,
he continued to defy the powers
which attacked his stand on the
minorities question. He told cor
respondents Poland intends to
stick to her guns on the refusal
to accept control under interna
tional treaties for protection of
minority peoples residing- in Po-1
Under the Polish constitution,
he said, all minorities, including
some 3,500,000 Jews, are equal
before the law. Demonstrations
in the streets of Warsaw Thurs
day night reflected the jubilance
of the popular at the govern
ment's decision to "liberate" her
self from discrimination, he be
Beck insisted the minority trea
ties amounted to discrimination
because the other great powers
were not bound by any minority
obligations, treating all persons i
residing within their borders i
equally, as Poland intends to do
in future.
His defiance came at the end of <
a day marked by one of the worst
censurings heard in the league as- i
sembly in recent years. France
and Great Britain led the attack ]
on Poland's stand, ,
' Colorful Zion National Park Scene
Will Adorn New Stamp
This view of rugged grandeur in Zion National Park in southern .Utah
will grace a new stamp to be issued by the post office department.
So magnificent is its beauty that a playwright, #bmed for his descrip
tive phrases, said no English words could dtj^nbe Zion Canyon.
Called "Little Zion" by Brigham Young colonists^itwas a haven for
early settlers because the Indians believed the canyon to be7 "The
Valley of the Spirits," and dared not venture near. /
Former Commander Dies
at 2:30 P M.; Stricken
With Apoplexy
Commander Paul Jones Peyton,
16, who was stricken with an at
tack of apoplexy this morning at
aihout 11:30 o'clock, died at the
Patton Memorial hospital this af
ternoon at 2:35 o'clock.
Commander Paul Jones Peyton,
i native of Mississippi, who has
made his home in Hendersonville
for five or six years, suffered a
stroke of apoplexy this morning
about 11:30 o'clock while stand
ing in the lobby of the State Trust
He was rushed to the Patton
Memorial hospital where his con
dition this afternoon was describ
ed as very grave.
Commander Peyton was stand
ng in the lobby of the bank when
le was stricken. He was taken to
;he office in the rear of the bank
vhere he was given medical at
;ention, and later he was removed
;o the hospital.
Commander Peyton retired from
;he navy several years ago and
lias made his home here for a
number of years. He is a gradu
ate of the Naval academy at An
napolis and served both with the
fleet and the naval flying service.
He was overseas during the World
411 in Readiness for Third
Boxing Card of Season
Monday Night
The third American Legion
joxing card of the season will be
presented at the high school gym
>n Monday evening at 8:30.
The feature bout of the eve
ning will find Brownlow Jackson,
Jr., meeting Arthur J. Redden.
Both fighters are in excellent
shape and expect to win.
Pug Hinton, local pugilist will
neet Rufus Seay, Marine fighter,
(Continued on ^page. three)
NEW YORK, Sept. 15.— (UP)
General Hugh S. Johnson, admin
istrator of the NRA, last night
said the present textile strike was
called in direct violation of an
understanding reached with him
last June.
At that time, he said, a strike
in the textile trades was threat
ened, but he reached an agree
ment with textile leaders and it
was called off.
"If such agreements of organ
ized labor are worth no more than
this one," he said, "then that in-'
stitution is not such a responsible
instrumentality as can make con
tracts on which this country can
Addressing a meeting of the
code authorities in Carnegie hall,
Johnson said the strike "was pull
ed in contravention of the solemn
agreements of the federation."
"Men circulated among the del
egates and told them the govern
ment would feed the strikers. Nor
man Thomas appeared and urged
the strike. He is a politico., When
ever a strike becomes political it
has no place in the lexicon of the ,
NRA. . , .
"The cotton textile industry is
the very last place in this country
in which a strike should be order
ed. It was the first industry to
come forward with a code. That
code increased employment by
140,000, or nearly 33 1-3 per
cent. According to our studies it
increased hourly wage rates."
NEW YORK, Sept. 15. (UP) —
Matthew Woll, vice president of
the American Federation of La
bor, early today issued a state
ment scoring a speech made here
last night by General Hugh S.
Johnson in which the NRA admin
istrator said that the textile strike
was in violation of an agreement
textile leaders made with him last
Woll said he was confident that
"the textile workers can and will
answer Johnson."
Rev. Broadus E. Jones, pastor
of the First Baptist church will
preach from that pulpit twice,
Sunday, his morning theme being
announced as "The Christian
Message on the Textile Strike."
Mr. Jones' night theme will be
"The Second Coming of Jesus."
The services will be at 11 a. m.
and at 8 p. m.
NEW YORK, Sept. 15. (UP)—
New York City's "cleanest" pri
mary in a generation resulted in
only 31 arrests, police said today.
Seizure of the 31, on various
charges, was considered "almost
perfection in public behavior at I
tj>e polls."
Say This Will Speed Set- •
tiement Through Popu
lar Demand
—Textile strike leaders today de
manded that Genera! Hugh John
son resign as NRA administrator
because of the speech he made
in New York last night in which
he accused the textile union of
bad faith in calling the walkout.
Strike Chairman Francis J.
Gorman accused Johnson ot not
telling the truth and of idleness
while "textile workers are being
slowly strangled to death."
In his speech, Johnson said the
walkout was "absolute violation"
of an agreement with the govern
Gorman said Johnson's "latest
of his series of attacks on organ
ized labor was a despicable piece
of business."
At Pawtucket, R. I., President
Thomas F. McMahon of the Unit
ed Textile Workers issued a state
ment accusing: Johnson or siding
with the manufacturers in the
strike crisis.
At Providence, R. I., the Unit
ed Press learned from a high
strike source that plans will prob
ably be made whereby the strike
can be settled through negotia
tions with individual mills.
Textile strike leaders moved ■
last night to make the publicV
pocketbook feel the pinch of th*
nation-wide walkout.
Francis J. Gorman, sti
chieftain, announced the' lat
development after he and his
leagues had held another fi
conference with the mediation
board. They sought to learn the
nature of the board's forthcom
ing recommendations to President
American workers were asked
by Gorman yesterday to refuse
to handle imported textiles de
signed to replace products nor
mally made in this country.
All transport employees were
urged to stop shipments of tex
tile products ' from abroad to
United States ports.
An embargo of this kind, if
successful, w>uM result in a
sharp increase in the price of
shirts and other wearing apparel
as well' as making more effective
the strike in fabricating plants.
By striking it the pocketbooks
of the nation, it was pointed out,
labor leaders will be able to end
public apathy toward the walkout
and encourage concerted demands
for its settlement.
OFF NEWPORT, Sept. 15. (UP).
President Roosevelt departed for
the scene of the international
yacht races today after he was
assured by Secretary of War
Dern and Major General Fox
Connor, in conference aboard the
yacht Nourmahal that the Rhode
Island strike tension had eased
(Continued on page four)
County's Poultry
Group Will Meet
Business Session Set for
Tuesday Evening
A meeting of the Henderson
County Poultry association has
been called for Tuesday evening,
September 18, at Camp Minne
haha, near Fruitland, by C. H.
Magoon, president of the associa
This will be a very important
meeting and all members are
urged to be present - H. B. Kelly,
president of the Headerson Coun
ty Fair association, - and Robert
Hallook, advance agent for the
Kraase Shows, will attend the
meeting and plana for a poultry
exhibit at the fair in October will
be discussed. 1
Mrs. Belle Abbctt Roxby will
be hostess at the meeting and a
steak barbecue supper will be
served prior to the business ses
CAMDEN, N. J., Sept. 15. (UP)
The Rev. Robert Chew, 78, has
filed suit for $10,000 against
Charles Winter, 32, because the
reverend is tired of living in hi*
own chicken coop. Be alleges that
Winters stole the affections of his
36-year-old wife, moved into his
house, and forced him to live in
the chick?a yar4t
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