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„,h. "d (thr (Tu it re GOOD AFTERNOON More than 2200 bills were ready for congress before it convened. Forecasting the coming of the big wind. COUNTY DRAINAGE PLAN IS DRAFTED u ^ it x T ^ T * t t y ^ ^ ^ v £ a m IS LAID M SCHOOL IMD NEEDS j^cency and Desserts Are Coil in School Work Compensation mCES maintaining BALANCED BUDGET RALEIGH, Jan. 11.—(UP) a jU to abolish absentee voting pitilefes was ntroduced in the ■uie aod referred to a commit * 'bit morninj. A blil to provide for state un Bjlojrment insurance without lit to the beneficiaries was intro iced in the house and referred i the committee. RALEIGH, Jar. :: - Increased - - .r notions s i .ten era. w n em has:s .'a; J or the nece« ty of kore money for schools, opposi ma to the d -way mac-, ra-iricar : v .rid la Eo" mmki " to the federal ■MHtitntion and enactment of halation relating to Unemploy ment :r.*:nr:- ,\ • > the ■ecomm-n-ia: Got. J. E. B. Ehrnghaus, *hen he <feliv i-ei/ io ilirtM to the fgoiiture Thursday nijrht. I More mvct? |r Decency as well as desserts." tl» governor told the eathered as ablymen, demand increased sal ir~ for schor. t -icht and other ue employes. The teachers, he mi. should be paid adequate sal i-:- in North Carolina, but, he [ieiared. it should never be over be pro bud ■ma tnar :ne primary purpose of such $alarie< should be to ob it :rv*r-:ction available for the children of the state. Governor Ehrintrhaus paid trib re to the work or' E. B. Jeffress, of Greer^boro, retired state high er chatrtr.an, '-n-fore he became so . that rovciation from orTicc tally took place, and he at the arte t r.e expressed confidence in 1- ietfre-' successor. Capus M. Ifayniek. of Hijrh Point. Governor Ehrinjrhaus declared I tint an "insistent public senti a«n: ' for safety on highways is f*en more needed than a bigger aijrhway patrol or a drivers' license a*, to brin«j about a condition of ptater safety on the state high wvernor E'nringhaus' message ]jw no: dea! specifically with the Uidget That will be the topic of Ik special mes.^age to be delivered l*r. *eek. For this reason, the jalt? tax was not directly referred p '.is: rv.?ht. hut indirectly, he de I tended enactment of the sales tax !jy the last legislature when he ittiared that nothing subsequent ly had pointed to a better financ plan than that adopted in 1933. He took the position that the still is "under the shadow of ■Kwsion" and declared that ne "till exists for "cautious •Continued on page three) 112,500 Worth of Im provements in Sight as Canvass Ends Announcement that local resi-j 4ents and property holders had ltedftd to do $12,500 worth of *"k as a result of the Better canvass conducted from October 29, 1934. :o January 10,; •>33, was mafle today by the can headquarters in the city hall, wilding. hi making the canvass, 1375 ly W*T* visii«u and 700 prop ,j*"1 owners were interviewed. Of 125 made pledges to make •Pwements on their homes. C. Bennett today called at !*tv m connection to the ' that a list of all work proj .have been pledged, and ter names °f aU carpen-! . s^and painter been provid-1 lho*e Participating: in this offl J T and ma>* h« hAd at the ** 1* U* canvas. Bvrns' Family Inspects New Office tfis family shares with Joseph W. Byrns, new Speaker of the House es, the joy his new honors have brought. They are iJMfHjHMHMn his comfortable office in the Capitol building at < to right are Mr. Byrns, his wife, his son, Joseph, r iFyrofT^W^Bughter-in-law. IIIUBLrgh ransom bills SEEN IN COURT; EXPERT SAYS HAUPTMANN WROTE NOTES tARE SHIPPING LIST CATTLE FROM MIDWEST Remainder of Those Sent Here Will go to Augusta for Canning The last of nearly 800 cattle shipped into Henderson county last summer from the drouth area of the middle west will be shipped to Augusta, Ga., for can ning purposes this week. The number was recently re duced to 200 cattle for Hender son count>% and the best of these were to be used as work steers and milk cows f»T relief clients. The latest decision to remove all the government cattle from i North Carolina was caused by the fact that cattle in some sections were found to be infested with; scabies. This brought about com-) plications between the state de partment of relief and veterinary, j and rather than aggravate the situation, Mrs. Thomas O'Berry, I state relief director, gave orders to remove all the government cat-! tie from North Carolina. The cattle in Henderson county [ were first given pastures by I farmers. Thev were later taken to the barns and given roughage i grown by the farmer?, and cotton , seed meal and hulls furnished by' the government. • i Mrs. O'Beiry announces that her next cattle program will call! for the purchase ,of dairy types' for relief clients. This program j has not been inat^furated. FINE MULES ARRIVE FOR FARM WORK The government has shipped 25; fine mules into Henderson coun- j tv to be used in connection with the farm program in Henderson, Poik and Transylvania counties. The government does not propose to give these mules to relief cli-j ents. The government is neither! giving animals nor food. It is'; advancing these goods to clients I who are unable to otherwise take I care of themselves, and they are i required to pay for these goods, | whether thev be food, clothing or farm aids. j i TO VISIT BAHAMAS I NASSAU, BAHAMAS. Jan. 11.1 (UP).—The Duke and Duchess of Kent, royal newlyw.eda, will arrive • in Nassau Feb. 20, Gov. Sir Bedel Clifford has announced. Revenue Man Says no More Ransom Bills Ap peared After Arrest FLEMINGTON, N. J., Jan. 11. — (UP).—Bruno Richard Haupt mann, his face a death-like mask, this morning heard himself de scribed as the author of the Lind bergh ransom notes. Albert S. Osborne, partially deaf handwriting expert, told the court that in his opinion, one and all of the ransom notes were writ ten in the same hand and stamped them as Ilauptmann's, as proved by Hauptmann's script in c her documents. Osborne called attention to the repeated use of the word "sinera ture" for signature and declared that there were seven "or eight "similarities and peculiarities." BILLS TOTALING $14,600 EXHIBITED FLEMINGTON. Jan. 11. (UP). The great pile of Lindbergh ran som bills recovered from the parage of Bruno Richard Haupt mann in the Bronx was brought to court this morning for the first time and displayed and identified. Of this ransom money. 996 bills in a big red envelooe lyincr on the table in front of the judge's bench totalled $14,600. It was by spendine: a ten dollar bill from this hoard that Haupt mann was trapped and arrested by federal detectives. The money was identified by Frank J. Wilson, internal revenue intelligence officer, who prepared the original list of serial numbers of currency, eiven the extortioner. Wilson testified that since the ar rest of Hauptmann, not a single ransom note has passed into circu lation. Albert S. Osborne, noted hand writing expert, testified; today to his belief that the Lindbergh ran som notes were written by Haupt mann. Osborne qualified as a handwriting expert by reciting his authorship of famous books on handwriting and testified that the script of the ransom notes con tained similarities and peculiari ties which stamped them as the handwriting of the Bronx carpen ter. FLORIDIAN MURDERED PALATKA, Fla., Jan. 11. (UP) The body of Thomas White, aged resident of Interlachen, was found floating in Lake Lagonda yester day. He apparently had been beat en to death. Dr. G. M. Zeagler told a coroner's jury that White's skull wac fractured, his jaw bro ken and eye bruised. He. believed the body had been im?nersed sincc Monday. BROAD SOCIAL LEGISLATION PLAN FORMED T 1 Security Measures Forth coming to Attack Prob lem on Four Sides AMELIA EARHART'S FLIGHT IMPENDiNG WASHINGTON, Jan. 11. (UP) —President Roosevelt's sweeping social legislation plan contem plates security for the wage earn er, independence for the aged, health insurance for the needy and for children, the United Press learned today. This program was revealed in a report of the sub-committee to the cabinet committee, and goes to the White House today. The main points of this broad program are: 1. Old age pensions of $50 per month for the needy over 65 years of age; 2. Unemployment insurance, to which labor will contribute 1 per cent of its wages, and industry 3 per cent of the payrolls; 3. A plan to give free medical attention to those on work relief; 4. Extension of present work being done to protect child health. END ARGUMENT IN | GOLD CLAUSE CASE 4 WASHINGTON.Jan.il (UP). Justices of the United States su preme court nounded government counsel in the momentous gold j clause cases with renewed ques tions regarding the power of the government to abrogate its prom ises to pay bondholders in money of value existing before the de , valuation of the gold dollar. ' The government appeared so I concerned over the persistent j questioning of its position that I Attorney General Homer Cum mings returned to bolster up its [arguments. Argument in the case was concluded this afternoon. MISS EARHEART MAY TAKE OFF AT 7 P. M. HONOLULU, Jan. 11.—(UP). Amelia Earhart will take off at 7 | p. m. tonight on a 2400-mile flight from here to Oakland, Calif., if l the weather is favorable, the j United Press today learned. | No official announcement was 'made with regard to the time of the impending flight eastward, but the United Press source revealing plans for the start was one which i is considered reliable. TANKER AGROUND ON FRYING PAN SHOALS NEW YORK, Jan. 11.—(UP). The 5,030-ton oil tanker Chilbar, carrying a crew of 35, was report ed aground on Frying Pan Shoals, off North Carolina, by coast guard last night. It was in no immediate danger. The tanker is owned by the Chile Steamship Co., of New York. It carries petroleum in bulk. The coast guard vessel Travis went to its aid from Morehead City, N. C. HOLD YOUTHS IN MURDER ASHEVILLE, Jan. 11.— (UP). Two youths. Warren Johns, 19, and Kenneth Hamby, 17, are be ing held here on a charge of mur dering Frank Lakey, special agent of the Southern railway last night at a point near Ridgecrest. Time Is Kind To Pershing ; The years that have passed since the Great War ended have taken little toll of Gen. John J. Persh ing, as this new picture vividly shows. In his 75th year, he still presents to the world a keen, mas terfu fighting face as he goes about his many military duties. 2BILLS WOULD CUT TAG COSTS Democrats Propose $5 Basis; Republicans Flat $5 Rate RALEIGH, Jan. 11.—The first definite moves toward the reduc tion of automobile license plates in North Carolina were made yes terday in the lower house of the general assembly when two bills proposing a reduction of these costs were introduced. Representative Palmer, Demo , crat, of Cabarrus, introduced a measure to put all passenger cars not operated for hire on a flat li cense fee basis of $5, with motor cycle licenses at $2. Only a moment later the Re publican bill, which has been dis cussed prior to the convening of the legislature, and which was prepared by a committee of Re publican representatives and sen ators, was offered in the house. The bill provides for a flat $5 for passenger cars and the measure would make the act retroactive to January 1. The present minimum scale is $12.50 and fees are in creased according to the weight of the automobiles. Further automobile legislation was introduced when Senator Co rey, of Pitt, introduced a measure requiring; all drivers to be licensed at a cost of $1.20 each and pro viding for a radio communications system between sheriffs of the state. The drivers' license would be subject to revocation for cause. A measure proposing the aboli tion of the absentee ballot law in the state was introduced in the house by Rep. Scholl, of Mecklen burg. Rep. Douglass, of W ake, intro duced a measure in the house to provide a tax on the manufacture of cigarettes, cigars, snuff, and chewing tobacco. Senator Johnson, of Buncombe, introduced a bill to enable the state highway commission to ac quire rights-of-way for the na tional scenic parkway in this state. OVER ONE-THIRD OF TAXABLE PROPERTY IN CITY IS OWNED BY OUTSIDERS SURVEY REVEALS More than one-third of the tax able property in the City of Hen dersonville is owned by persons and corporations having their residences out of Henderson county, according to the city'tax books. A survey of these tax records shows that 37.3 per cent of the taxable wealth of the city is owned outside of this county. To bo exact the taxable valuation of all property in the city last year was $0,066,000, and of this amount, the books show, non-resi dents own property valued for taxes in the amount of $2,514, 711. There are more than 700 list ing's on the tax books of property owned by people and corporations who are not residents of Hender son county. People and corporations resid ing in 23 states and the District of Columbia own Hendersonville property, the records show. These states are North Carolina, Florida, New Jersey, South Caro lina, Massachusetts. Virginia, Rhode Island, New York. Texas, Illinois, Georgia, Kentucky. Mis souri. Tennessee, California, Maryland, Minnsota. Pennsylvan ia, West Virginia. Michigan. Con neticut, Ind?&na and the District of Columbia, _ . TO URGE FULL Til HEALTH OFFICER HERI Kiwanis' Directors Name Group to Confer With County Commissioners WILL ALSO"SPONSOR GIRL SCOUT WORK Declaring that an urgent need exists for a full-time health officer in Henderson county, the board of directors of the Kiwanis club, meeting- last night, asked its un derprivileged child committee to confer with the board of county commissioners and with other civic agencies on the requirements for securing such an officer with federal, state and county aid. The board also approved the expenditure of $20 by its voca tional guidance committee as prizes to city and county school pupils for the best essays on the selection of a life work, and rec ommended that the same commit tee, of which W. B. Sinclair is chairman, establish a vocational library at the city high school for the especial use of pupils seeking information on the many vocations and professions. Books will be do nated to the library by club mem bers and other citizens. For the boys and girls work committee, 0. Y. Brownlee, chair man, said a "hobby exhibit" will be arranged early this year, and that a Girl Scout movement will be sponsored. T. E. Osborne, master farmer of Mills River township, was re elected to honorary membership, and David Mashburn, executive of the Kiwanis Boy Scout troop, was invited to continue meeting with the club at its weekly sessions. In adopting a resolution favor ing the election Of a full-time county health officer, club officers and directors said that the action would result in inestimable benefit to the people of the county. It was pointed out that many poor people need the services of such an officer, that the public health Ill ai WUUJU UV UV..V..VVU, V.4HV many counties are availing1 them selves of federal and state funds set aside for the purpose, and that this county is losing its share of this money. The county formerly had a full-time health officer, but Dr. J. A. Woodcock, the present officer, is on a part-time basis. The meeting last night was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Ogle, with supper preceding the business session. It was the first meeting of the club's new of ficers and directors this year. Those present were 0. Y. Brown lee, Thos. H. Franks, T. D. Clark, P. F. Sudduth, Dr. R. H. Brown, Dr. J. G. Bennett, H. E. Mitchell, Edw. R. Sutherland, F. M. Waters, G. M. Flanagan and the host. S. J. Childs, the remaining member of the board, is in Florida. Baptist Pastors To Meet Monday To Elect Officers and Hear of S. S. Con/ention Rev. M. L. Lewis, moderator of the Carolina Association Baptist pastors' group today called a meet ing of that body to be held at the Lewis house, of the First Baptist church, Monday morning at 11 o'clock. Rev. W. J. Keels of jLhe Baptist church at Tryon wiJl rep'ort bn the recent southwide Sunday School convention held at Rakish. The ministers' conf$*en<ce will also elect officers for this ensuing year at its meeting Monday. This meeting was to hare been held last Monday but was post poned because of the weather, and because of the illness* of Rev. Mr. Lewis, who remains confined to his home. His announcement of plans for next Monday's meeting was made through the Rev. J. M. Jus tiPce. REV. LINN TO HOLD LUTHERAN SERVICE The Rev. A. W. Lippard, pastor of the Grace Lutheran church, who was taken ill and unable to conduct his services last Sunday, because ol influenza, remains at his horns » • ' ' Announcement was made today that the Rev. J. A. Linn of this, city will hold the usual Sunday! morning: service for Jirin. , BIG REHABILITATION SCHEME REVEALED BY COMMITTEE AS RESULT OF MONTHS OF WORK Began Drawing up Project at Request of County Com missioners Last Fall; Envisions Reclamation of , Thousands of Acres for Agriculture and Increased Wealth for Area; Is Tendered Government Agen 1 cies Following Their Request on Visit Here A va»t improvement project for the drainage, reforestation and rehabilitation of land* in Henderson and Transylvania counties, which envisions the remoulding of these two counties into one of the wealthiest, most prosperous and moat attractive agricultural areas of all Western North Carolina has been drafted by a commit tee authorized by the Henderson County Board of Commissioners. A public statement of this proposal was authorised today by the County Commisaioners. The committee doing this work was formed and authorized to act ir August of 1934. Since then it has been active. It has been visit ed by a group of men which not only included repreaentativea of federal and atate agenciea which would be intereated in the promo tion of such a plan, but also numbered among its personnel, repre sentativea of diviaiona of the Tenneaaee Valley Authority intereated in drainage, colonization, and farm experimentation. Thia movement haa not been publicized, the local committee act ing under instructiona in thia particular from State and Federal of ficiala. The project has now, however, reached the stage where the county commissioners and the committee working on the matter are STRONG AGAIN HEADS C. OF C, FRANKS IS AIDE Yates Little Continued as Secretary; Annual Meet ing Will Be Soon Milo W. Strong was re-elected president of the Her.dersonville chamber of commerce at the first meeting of the new board held yesterday afternoon. I Thos. H. Franks was elected first vice-president; 0. Y. Brown lee, second vice-president, and Yates W. Little was continued in the office of treasurer. Mrs. Katherine Weisman was Riven the office of acting secre tary and will be in charge of the organization's office in the city hall building. The annual meeting will be held within the next week or two, it was decided, the date and program to be announced as soon as ar rangements can be made for a speaker. E. W. Ham, who served as vice president during 1934 and who de clined to permit his name to be voted on for office, presided at the meeting. 1 CHILDREN ON BUS INJURED School Vehicle Rolls Down Bank in Collision Near Pilot Mountain PILOT MOUNTAIN, Jan. 11. — (UP).—More than 30 children were injured, several critically, when a loaded school bus rolled down an embankment near here late yesterday after striking1 a wagon. The injured children were rush ed by motorists to hospitals here and at Mount Airy, where several were said to be in an undeter mined condition. Will Give Name Of 1st White Babe |Born This Year Prizes Will Be Given' by Merchants in Annual County Event The name of the first white baby born in Henderson county in 1935, as reported to The Times News, will be announced tomor row. As has been customary for sev eral years, a group of Henderson-; ville business firms will present to I this baby a number of valuable | gifts. These gifts will include: j Johnson baby kit, Scruggs Cut Rate drug store; $1.00 with which | to open a savings account, State . Trust Co.; baby blanket, Lewis | department store; pair of shoe*,; The Leader; 500 pounds of coal,! Richardson's Coal Yard; 24 quarts j pasteurized milk. Kalmia Dairy; 250 pounds of ice, City Ice and Storage Co.; electric heating pad,; Southern Public Utilities Co., and j three-months mail subscription to I The Times-Newg. ' vai nueny io maite puDiic me ae tails of the program as formu lated, and ready for submission to state and federal experts. It is estimated that there are approximately 40,000 acres of highly fertile land which would be drained by such a project. It is also stated that frequent ovcr jflow of rivers, creeks and tribu taries has tended to break down the initiative of the farmers in the section involved while such i an improvement would result in ' wonderful improvements in farm- j in? properties and in increase:! j activities for agricultural produe- ^ tion in this area. Purchase of sub-marginal lands i is anticipated as a feature of this"^ general scheme, and the delega tion which was entertained bv » Hendersonville men interested in . advancement of such a program i was so much impressed that as J much of a field survey as wa< $ possible was made on the occa- - sion of its visit. It is explained that'the pro-f gram has already been submitted » to several Transylvania county >, officials, and that it has the approval of some of these, but , the committee is not undertaking to speak for Transylvania coun ty and only represents Henderso.i county. A comprehensive statement of ; this program, as authorized by |j the Henderson county comnii- -1 sioners, was made as follows by J the committee today: When C. A. Bock announced 1; that the TVA had abandoned the idea of constructing a dam at Kent Creek, the board of county commissioners of Henderson conn- j ty considered a program for the* development of the agricultural interests of Henderson couniy. In order to make this movement representative they appointed a; committee to make a study of the situation with the view to enlist ing the support of the Tennessee) Valley authorities in a land plan ning, and development program for the French Broad valley and( its tributaries. The committee' made a survey of the situation 9 and photographed several sites 1 where logs, trees, and other 1 deb/is had clogged the streams, f and necessitated the water taking 4 another course in several instant:- < es. These photographs, together j with data bearing upon agricul- \ tural development, and the neco-- j sity for better drainage, were | prepared and contact was mad" > | with the TVA. The committee ; i was advised that it would he j necessary for the North Carolina representative of the TVA to be I fully informed of the situation, | and that initiative on his part would be necessary before the TVA would consider .the subject. This liason representative was in vited to visit Hendersonville. HJs previous work for several years as an agent of the agricultural extension work in. North Carolina made him familiar with the lay of (Continued on page six) Woman's Club To Mark Birthday The Woman's club will cele brate the 20th anniversary of the founding of the local organiza tion with a birthday- benefit bridge at the Skyland hotel on Friday, Jan. 18, at 3:30 o'clock. The real birthday of the club is on January 20, but that date falls on Sunday this year. Mrs. Claudia Holt Oates, now in Los Angeles, Calif., was the founder and honorary president of the club, with Mrs. E. W. Ewbank serving as the first active presi dent. All of the past presidents of the club are living except Mrs. L. M. Colt. The president, Mrs. John S. Forrest, and Mrs. Arthur Redden, ohairpjan of the party committee, hope to have all of the past president* who are in town to cut the- birthday cake.