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Henderson villa New* Established in 1894
fleaderso nri tfa Tide* EaiaMiahed in 1881
Published every afternoon except Sunday at 227
North Main Street, Hendersonville, N. C.t by The
Times-News Co., Inc.. Owner tend Publisher.
rl. T. FAIN -Editor
C. M. OGLE Managing Editor
HENRY ATKIN«r ^ —City Editor
By Tfmes-News Carrier, in Hendersonville, or elSe«
where, per week 12c!
Due to high postage rates, the subscription price
of The Times-News in Zones above No. 2 will be
.based on the cost of postage. -
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Entered as Second CTass Matter at the Post Office
in Hendersonville, N. C.
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I Til :
to lie down in green pastures." (Psalm 23:2)
Iff pastures green? Not always? sometimes He
Who knoweth. best, in kindness leadeth me
In weary ways, where heavy shadows lie—
Out of the sunshine warm and so'c and bright,
Ou tof the sunshine into the darlest night,
T oft woulcf faint with sorrow and .\ffright
Only for this: I know He holds my hand,
I trust although I may not understand.
—Harry H. Barry.
(To be continued)
The word "romance" is a strange one.
It usually conjures up visions of men who
live lives of danger and action—soldiers,
cowboys, erpfcorers, sailors, and so on; too
often we forget that the greatest romance
of all is sometimes to be found in a life
which, to all outward seeming, is prosaic
and uneventul.
One is reminded of this by news of the
recent death of Dr. William Campbell Po
sey, noted Pennsylvania opthalmologist.
Dr. Posey spent his life combating dis
eases of the eye; and a short time before i
his death he wrote a short article for "The!
Sjght^aving Review," telling of the ro
mance he had found in the long fight to
keep pepole from losing their eyesight.
He told of the German physician, 150
years ago, who first suspected that infec
tion in a child's eyes at birth could be the
cause of blindness, and who vainly tried
to persuade his colleagues of the truth of
his theory. He had no success. - '
Physicians kept on explaining 'to har
rassed parents that their children had lost
their sight because of peculiar atmospheric
conditions, cold drafts, unbalanced'condi
tions in the aKmentary canal, and the like
—a«d new-born children kept on being
stricken with blindness. • •• "t
Thes E>r. Posey went on to carry the
story down through the years. He to¥d
how the old German doctor was vindicat
ed, some 80 years later, ' When another
German doctor showed the world how to
save the sight of thousands of irifartts an-j
nuaily by dropping a 2 per cent solution!
of silver nitrate into1 the eyes of new-born,
babies. : « - . .. \ * • f
He to4d hw other specialists devised'
equipment to make happier and easier the
lives of people bom with weak or defec
tive eyes'; how special methods of care
and training were drawn' up to fit those
who did lose their sight fdr useful, normal
existence r how hospitals and clinics' were
founded; to prevent blindness; how means
were found of preventing many injuries to
tfre eyes; how a vast mass of knowledge '
ef diseases of the eye was compiled, to
make the task of saving eyesight progres
sively easier. > 1
And m all of this Dr. Posey fouml an
absorbingly romantic story—as tfce rest pf
iw can do, alfle-, if we g^t riei of our pre- »
conceived notions about what romance
reatly %. rw '
In the age-old stmggle to make tfte har<f
lot of human beings a fittle brighter anrt
happier there is romance enough to sat-;
isfy the most ardent. All we need is some
one lvke Ihr. Posey to make us see it.
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Members ot the Slat© HigRway and- Fubrtc
Worfe €<mtti» ioiv and the Governor are deter- ,
mine4 tor await the- outcome of Mr. Jeffresa' seri
ous iH*es» before attention is given to any charffce
iVi fire personnel of the commission, a determina
tion'that is immediately laudable. Daily reports
from the Richmond hospital where Mr. JeiTress is
Being treated are not of the nature^to arouse hope
that soon he will be restored to health. His eondi
vafesceace, should the operation ultimately piwe
successful, will be slow and tedious. Months doubt
less will be necessary for him to regain his heajth.
In the meantime, because of the valuable and un-)
selfish service he rendered the State if for no other
reason, he should1 have tire prifffefce of determin
ing whether he wishes to continue the nerve-wrack
ing duties of chairman.
Mr. Jeffress accepted the chairmanship of the
Highway Commission at a time when the State
centralized operations under one head, placed the
responsibility for expansion and maintenance in
the hands of a smalt commission-. Amf in the years
Mr. Jeffress served as head of this vital unit in tKe
State's program, his record Jws been of consistent
progress, able leadership, laudable vision. The
roads pf the State have been maintained in a bet
ter condition than at any time in the State's his
tory. In 1933 the General Assembly added the
burden of all the State's short term convicts'to
the road system, and the commission functioned
in the same thorough-going fashion.
His service to the State has been of untold valtre
and the decision of the commission to put aside
any thought of a successor until Afr. Jeffress is
able to signify his position will be welcomed in
North Carolina.—Rocky Mount Evening Telegram.
Wi •'
The world will await with the greatest of inter
est an inauguration of Premier Mussolini's plan to
solve the unemployment and the population prob
lem with one motion in Italy by removing all wo
men from industry.
It is the theory of II Duce that the woman who
engages in industry is not apt to be the mother of
as many children as the woman who engages in
home-making. We suspect that Mussolini's long
ing for more little Italian children has something
to do with the size of Italy's future armies, but
that is aside from the economic aspect of the pro
posed experiment.
Removal of women from industry wouia prac
tically remove all men from unemployment. The
men in turn would then be able to marry the
women and to raise a great many youngsters, who
in a few years would be potential buyers of in
dustrial products produced by their papas.
How greatly the present industrial problems of
unemployment have been affected by the entrance
of women into industry is a moot point. We fear
the feminization of industry in the United States
has reached the point where it would cause a vir
tual revolution should there be a serious attempt
to end it, and with women voting it appears that
it would also require a virtual dictator to enforce
In the meantime we may have the opportunity
of observing the pizm tried in Italy and to draw
our own conclusions as to its practicability.—The»
Fayetteville Observer.
Carl Goerch, editor of, The State, published at
Raleigh, has come out in a full-page editorial with
the declaration that North Carolina made a wise
decision last November when an overwhelming ma
jority voted for retention of prohibition.
Editor Goerch declares thart "North Carolina is
a thousand times better off under the Turlington
Act than it would be if it followed the example
set by other States and permitted liquor to flow
freely and without any restrictions whatsoever."
Exhibit A offered in explanation of the Goerch
"change of attitude," is the report of somebody
who recently visited Norfolk on a busy Saturday
night and saw a lot of drunks on a certain street
in what one is led to suppose is a sort of "tender
loin" district of the Virginia city.
The "conversion" of E5drtor Goerch, who was a
militant wet last November and who frankly ad
mits that he is still "personally wet," should be
the cue for great rejoicing in the prohibition
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camp, we suppose.
The Record, however, fails to grow enthusiastic
over the Goercb argument which is that the "drys
have the law on their side" while the "wets can
sret all the liquor they want" of better quality and
at cheaper prices than in the states where booze
is leglaized.
If that be the principal reason for a wet pub
lication jumping over to the dry side of the
fence, then the prohibition cause is losing more
than it gains.—Hickory Daily Record.
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We prefer not to think of Durham Hosiery Miiis !
in connection with the strike, but in the light df
its history. There was a time when these mills
macfe one of the most prosperous industries in the
country. The late Jule Carr and his boys were
kraoting rich on profits, but they eyed their em
ployes with beams of good will, fn fact, they start,
ed, or at least were among the pioneers, of a reg
alar industrial "Experiment NoWe in Motive." It
was announced that all the employes would be
taken into the confidence of the management. They
were, inj fact, to be fashioned into a kind of self
ietennining Repnblic, They elected their officers,
and had a House of Commons, a Senate, a Presi
dent, and a kind of Supreme Court. Any time
they wished, their ambassadors could put feet un
der the table with the Carr boys, slap them on the
back, blow jpipe-smoke into their eyes. A millen
Lum in industrial relations!
We forget the steps by which this manufactur
ing Utopia came to its end, now illustrated by the
pickets which permit no Carr bofy or heirs or asT .
signs, to- enter the premises of the industry th«y
established and built Up into what was once an
enterprise of world-wide efficiency.
But great was the tumble from altruistic ideal
into the slough of ugly fact.
Christian Charity is a hard thing to- wrangle!;—
Ralieigh News.
Travel on most any highway of the state and
one may see drivers who apparently believe tha{;
the wor}d wi^l end unless they reach a certain
place at the earliest poeaibte moment. As a usual
thing, if a checkup is matfe of these fast drivers
it will be noted that they are, after reaching theiv
pqint of destination, without any definite thing
do. It is almost impossible with the larger number,
•of cars traveling 09 our highways to eliminate all
automobile accidents, but with a little caution and
use of common sense the number of theste can Be
greatly reduced1.—Catawba News-Enterprise.
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South Carolina may be the most conservative of
the states, but it has voted both dry and wet in
less than a year.—Daily Oklahoman.
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Occasionally you read that some
dog: that had been a faithful
friend of the family attacks with
out apparent reason and injures
some member of the family.
" Not lonj? ajjo a -little child was
severely injured
by his pet (log.
A little boy was
killed by a dog
he had been
brought up with
and had always
played with.
A woman who '
was living alone
and had a large
bull dog to pro-1
tect her, was set
upon by this dog!
and so seriously !
bitten tftat sne naa to oe wiKen iu ,
a hospital yet the dog had heen I
her pet and companion and had
seemed devoted to her.
Instance;? like the foregoing
make some persons $fraid to own
dogs. "Dogs," they say, "can not
be trusted'." • t
Let us drop the^ dog subject a
moment and consid^ the question
of human beings. E^ery now Ind
then you pick up a rjevtspaper *nd
see that some boy {without appar
ent reason has murdered his Mo
ther, or that some loving husband
ahd father has slain his entire
family, or that some devoted mo
ther has killed her little children
without apparent reason.
"Without apparent reason" is I
think the key to the secret of such
attacks as the foregoing:. The dog3
and the persons had lost their rea
Men are- not the only things that
go crazy. The- most valuable and
the best loved cat we ever owned,
went insane; she became danger
ous. At times she was all right; at
otheir times she would without
warning: attack anything or any
body except me. She never show
ed any disposition to climb me
but once. I was at the top of a
tall ladder painting- under the
eaves of the barn. The cat was ly
ing peacefully in the yard. Sud
denly one of her crazy spells came
over her. She let out a yowl and
headed my way. She came up the
ladder lickety-cut, snarling and
spitting. As I watched her ap
proach, I. thought of several things
one of which was hydrophobia. As
she neared me, I spoke to her
soothingly. Immediately she quiet
ed down, climbed on to where I
was and rubbed her head against
me, crying piteously. The next day
she went savagely at a horse that
was driven into the yard; she fi
nally had to be killed.
Things go wrong in the heads
of men and beasts, and birds, too.
Occasionally a pet rooster will
suddenly become vicious. I knew
such a one to dash at a little child
and spur him over the eye. Had
the wauftd been a half inch lower,
the child probably would have lost
that eya
What are we going to do to pro
tect ourselves from the dangers
-of breifts that may suddenly be
come disordered? Probably we
should do nothing until the emer
gency presents itself; then do
what seems to be the best thing
to do.
Safety first is a good motto in
its place, but we should not per
mit ourselves to go through life
fearing everything in life. The
person who is afraid all the time
for his life, might as well not have
any life. He is in as sad a state of
mind as was the man, who when
he found he had been drafted dur
ing the World war. was so afraid
he would be sent into battle and
be shot, that he committed suicide.
BEHIND THE SfcENE5 fN , ■ ■ ' ^
" l»urinp tne aowence on v»«
ration of Rodney Putcher,
"Willis Thornton will write
tlie daily Washington column.
♦ * ** * ^
\RA M'fTvlCc Htaff I'oPWtipiBndont
VV7ASHINGT0N—Among the by
" products of big strikes arc
big men.
Calvin Coolid'gc, for instance,
was a "LocaT Worthy until fho
Boston police strike. After that
he was a National 'Figure.
John Gilbert Winant is in
something of that same position
today if, as chairman of the
special board wresfing with the
textile strike, "Winant emerges
with a constructive and valuable
settlement, he will be a National
Figure instead of just the gover
nor of New Hampshire.
Political wiseacres here agree
that Governor Winant has every
thing it takes to make him such
a figure except the event that
will thrust him into the public
He is a tall, somber man of
45, who, without exactly looking
^like Lincoln, makes people think
of flic Emancipatojv He is a
.progressive Repttbifcjcfcn 'of thet
jjsort -who are practically New
.Dealers-without1 *fre label,; <-•
Th<jugh;htf waa; close to Presi
dent Hoover, and is a wealthy oil
,man, his administrations in New
iHampshire have well qualified
him to be head" of the textile
> A year and' a half ago, he per
suaded his rural New Hampshire
legislature- that the farm could
not prosper without good factory
Pwa*es, and got through a mini
mum wa?e bill that- has since
I been embodied in an interstate
'compact signed by five New Eng
|lani «iates. New York, and Penn
sylvania. He did an excellent
job with the CWA in New Hamp-I
Mure, makiuc something r&Uy j
[constructive out ot it.
I Though governor of Ne\*
j Hampshire, Winant is no Cool
idge. In fact, he's a born New
Yorker, who emigrated later to
tho north. Rut lie served three
terms in the legislature up there,
and three as governor.
He went into the AEF as a pri
vate, and later commanded three
different aero squadrons on the
French front.
Winant is not a strong speaker,
but he is apt fo say something
when he does speak. His future
as a Republican depends on
whether his party turns definitely
reactionary or mildly progressive.
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TsXRAZIL is converting the well
known Robert S. McCormick
house into an embassy that will
compete in grandeur with those
of many larger countries. It's on
Massachusetts avenue, and marks
another secession from what used
to be "Embassy Row" on Six
teenth street.
Washington real estate man are
rubbing their hands and antici
pating a real estate ty>onu They'/e
looking Mi* increased Aehfttri^ fof
homes as the government selVice
gradually increases toward the
sizo o£ the war-time boom days.
ONG range prediction*' on the
next Congress:
Some kind of central banking
Railroad reorganization legisla
Lower liquor taxes.
Government control for muni
tions manufacture.
(This last one Is dead certain.
Current and future revelations oC
the Senate committee will create*
an irresistible demand. The com
mittee, if it plays its cards, can
jam through any bill it recom
mends—even if it demands govern*
ment ownership of the industry.)
(Copyright. 1934. NEA Service, Inc.)
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' Another drafted man shot himself
in the foot, so he would be unfit
for military service.
Tf you love dogs, do not be dis
turbed because an occasional dog
goes crazy. You might as well iso
late yourself from human beings
because one of them occasionally
goes crazy. The dog is commonly
the most faithful, the most pa
tient, the most tractable and long
suffering companion to be found
in the animal kingdom. If you like
dogs and can afford to feed one
and can keep it from pestering the
neighbors, you are missing a real
pleasure if you do not have one. 1
By Uncle Ike Walton
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Some of the remonstrances di
rected at President Roosevelt
these days remind one of what
the committee of the congrega
tion told their preacher once. An
old and beloved pastor of the
A. M. E. church on the plantation
of the late Dr. Hutchinson, of Co
lumbus, Miss., died. His parish
ioners asked the doctor to sug
gest to them how they might get
a young, up-to-date and progres
sive preacher. Dr. Hutchinson
suggested that they write Booker
T. Washington for one. They did
so and the colored educator sent
them one trained in his new
school of thought. The young
preacher began to hand the
brethren a New Deal in preach
He denounced lying, stealing,
loafing, undue attentions to the
wrong women and other current
practices with no uncertain
sound. The novelty of the dis
courses stirred the country-side.
Overflowing audiences filled thj
church. The success of the New
Deal seemed assured.
But one day a committee from
the congregation waited on the
"Young brother," said thei-r
spokesman, "we'se been pow-fully
edified by your ministrations and
de strength of your sermons. But
now, brother, since we got de big
congregations, and de sperrit
moving in their hearts, don't you
think you might moderate a little
on dat line o' 'strong doctrine.'
All dat talk about'hen-roosts and
pig-pens and watermelons and
commandments wuz good fer a
starter; but de congregation is
gittin' restless; and we come to
tell you we think you might
sorter taper off now and give us
some of de old time religion we
used to have/'
(Continued from page one)
to pay for upkeep on a oar taken
over our routrh mountain roads.
I try to take all the long- trips
myself, but it is becoming more
and more necessary for me to
spend the greater pail of my
Ltipe in the office interviewing1
inhV- people and keeping: reports
and recommendations up to date;
and' therefore my leaders must
cover a lot of territory.'
2.—The great majority of our
relief families welcome our visits,
and-' are very proud of their can
ning and are anxious to learn
new methods' and redipes. We
have found vfery few hostile ones,
theie' we tty to' "convert" and
are having success in most cases.
We come into' contact with
very few land lords but the ma
jority of them are inclined to
shift the responsibility of their
tenants from their shoulders to
the relief office.
3.-—At the present time the
gardens are in very good con
dition. Our people received their
seeds late, and dre at this timet
getting thfc most from their gar-j
dens..hegun to
can tomatoes, okra* and soup.
'The bean beetles killed the first
crop of beans, but the second
planting is now maturing. Many
of our families expect to have
enough corn for their winter
bread and enough potatoes tfor
winter use, and all surplus from!
gardens is being canned for win-!
ter use.
4.—Our outlook for winter
food supply is very good. Our
families have done so much bet-1
ter with their garderis and can-1
ning than we expected,, and- -we
hope to. 4 . pec • aei# of our
present rMifef cases ^^sustain
ing this winter.
We have Varied experi^ntes in
the homes. Some 'recent our
visits, but there are few. To
others we are very welfcome and
are urged to look at their can
ned goods, of which they are
very proud. We have several
families that knew practically
nothing about canning. These
families are visited often and
given demonstrations in every
thiny necessavy. I am enclosing
a report of one of my leaders on
a family that she has worked
with for the past month. Each
week I have my leaders hand in
a report on their most enterest
ing experiences of the week.
Two of these I am enclosing.
Very few of our people have
the proyer equipment and as
they cannot but it, and it is im
possible for us to buy it for
them, we are trying to show them
just what they can do with what
they have. Each leader has a
canner and clean towels that she
takes with her for demonstra
tions. If she thinks it better to
use this than the equipment in
the home, she does so. We have
several families that are making
every effort to get better can
ning equipment , *
te0st-:iur'ble!'' *<" hal^i
tend yfth is the larl ft«J
ness. r So ?ck f'f rJI
"es«- rSo nianv , JCk/'f clj
do not ev,„ klKnv
nek "
5.4J|ftis loads to onr ^
sanitation and lv-mc ia2*[
naent. \Va v . n- ,.r i«
this lim . !- • I
ited time an.! such a iar2i. •
tory u> cover that we ^
centrate or. . \\0 ar(.';*l
to make tin-». -cc the
well a< the - -i-v 1
ness, and ai t tnjrUg > ,/jjl
them, in m& ,
livable. The .••* ° 1
ninjr of t',t aur.d ....'J
tion is :t , starting O5!
this work.
fi.—NVe have a large
of cases v ■ '.at' thar 4 ,J
pellagra. W«• have
closer inv. ..at ion \i/
people lik<- !• haw •
ment" and p< .
their favorites. Of cour*,
the limited di Ct ot' dUt v
tain people, they are
jects for any (l-oase, au^
era is duitr pievalent atr--»
i:-r '
relief family |
for pellagra leaflet^ u
bute among our cases of
- • »•-« 01 M
and those others who net;
cial instruction in diet p'*"!
We hope diet to cure jil
this by instructing in gi,,^
ning and preparation. and I
iing them grou
make a balanced iliet, a«
structions are worthies? '
cannot iret th<> fo<ul>
7.—We have no weekly
I have a meeting of mv'ijjl
once or twice a week ami* J
cuss any pr 'hiems tha: J
arisen and remedies for -jT
National Banner
1 What national
banner is pic
tured here?
8 Who is the
president of
that country?
13 Net weight of
14 Matter from a
16 Deportment.
17 To chop.
18 Biting.
32 Corpse.
23 Dregs.
24 Swine.
25 Laughtes
1 sound.
86 Father.
1 27 Custom.
28 Rifle shot.
29 Steak.
31 Southeast
32 Chums.
33 To decrease.
34 To ascend
35 Night before.
36 Hourly.
38 Pronoun.
40 Sea mile.
41 Pair.
42 Bulfoon.
Answer td Previous Puzzle
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45 Joker.
46 Public garden
47 Implores. ,
48 Little child.
49 Melody.
50 Stopper of u
51 Edible fundus.
53 Chancellor
who was
* murdered.
54 Capital of this
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4 Tr.iiir.poso
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cel!op of this
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If Second r«n
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-I Tiw prcta|
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2K Bucket.
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4.* To .
funfcnipt 1
<3 All richt
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51 Third note.
32 Note in will
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