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I $lightlv warmer tonight; cloudy juoday afternoon wah possible at nirht. GGOB AFTERNOON The universe, say scientists, is expanding at a rapid rate. Can't someone please call this to the attention of Huey Long? ( HENDERSON VILLE, N. C., SATURDAY, JANUARY 12, 1935 SINGLE COPIES, FIVE CENTS NEAR END OF FLIGHT u. x. u. * a (H lis River Backs New Drainage Project „ as Beneficial to En tire Community; Early Action Urged ANY DISCUSS BROAD M0VEHENT SCHEME i - val and sup L *>i the Hen f. :ssioners for [ : ench Broad ; : in yester vas pledged •: a . -Vir of about M i!ls River -i .Mills River to: A 1- sin^r the I the support I >:nmunity, I the entire I was pas-; I i tnanimooa It-.- - Petitions I : er author k on the kject ud - - support to p mmneitt received a number f - - 'a?*. - ' and were aced in the hands f a number 1 those present \ campaign to k -- f :>s man v I siMe will I a: V. : ver and per sect i nty. -J PfWltfl 111'?! :be French Broad Valley asso [:on. ore.-:dine, the meeting irii ta«'ks i er of peo e in the interest of the drain e and improvement program id on the entire subject of Ten ure Valley authority activity i this section. J. T Fain presented the pro Hu of development as outlined p a committee named by the Iff.: of county commissioners. ^ i basis for the program he Hi <ta:etrents made public by [ A. Bock. TVA engineer, last l:. in which Bock declared it is not feasible to build the ■t Creek dam at that time. A letter to the speaker from Bock declared that the brch Broad dam was not plan The speaker explained that fe this statement as the only K?:trcer: from TV A officials, e county commissioners had work on a plan for drain-* P and development of the area, la" a committee had been ap Mted. and that, as a result of Cfeys and studv made by this Micittee. the plan for the de ferent of the vallev had been fced to the TVA contact for North Carolina, ihe program of the county "tisioners was presented as it R outined to the TVA ajrent. Osborne stated that a reso ' endorsement had been feared. an<] *hLs resolution was p~ br Secretary 0». D. White va-;*v association, for adoption of the res made by L. L. Rur-1 "Winent Mills River farm in moving the adoption [: y "evolution Mr. Buririn de ^ -"at he personally was op oat:nued on page three) * prst Of Flame tics Cause Flare (^WtitkeT. R. I., Jan. 12. ji. * . '!'»zen persons suffered ,, last nifcht when fti . ^ lroPPed a ba<r of sulphur Stia -a ■ irinsr a show at che ■ h»-atre, causing a burst of ■ •'<*' threw 188 patrons into V • like that of a pho . •«? n.fcr - ;>,>W(Jer jjun, d»ed out an,I calm WW re a r about 200 persons ' ' ae sidewalk. ^ ; attributed the scene to »j„ !-se*.kin(r eccentrics, a . nan, seen departing ^ '.j1 P°wdcr package was to;;* : :r£ women had their ^ ? st'')rch- d by the burst of * "°.°-her jrjrig were cut and C • rush for exits and 0^,lr>spital treatment. bf,. " refused hospital treat l': bruised shins and other * went on. Jafsie Daughter i Mrs. Ralph Hacker, daughter of Dr. John F. (Jafsie) Condon, is shown entering Hunterdon coun ty (X. J.) courtroom, where she was expected to follow her father on the witness stand to testify in the trial of Bruno Hauptniann. NEW APPEAL IN WAR ON RABIES IS MADE HERE Chief Powers Points Out Dogs From Outside Come Into City, Are Menace Chief of Police Towers again asked the co-operation of the people in the matter of stray' dogs in a communication this morning. ■' The matter has become very serious. Chief Powers said, in view of the large number of mad dogs. About 100 dogs have been killed by city officers and about ioO have been innoculated by Dr. R. E. Taylor. ; Dogs which have been innocu-! lated should have tags showing) that this treatment has been I given. The letter follows: January 12, 1935. Editor of The Times-News, Hendersonville, N. C. Dear Mr. Editor: You have been so kind to me in putting "ieces in the paper at my request in regard to stray dogs, but it has gotten to a point where there will have to be some thing done as there are so many people who are having to take treatment for hydrophobia. It seems that the people do not want to co-operate with us in this and especially the people who live just outside the city limits where there are .so many dogs which come to town every morn ing to get in the garbage cans. I want to be fair to everybody and we do not want to kill any dog that anyone thinks anything of and will take care of, but it has gotten to a ?>oint where a hu man life is at stake against a dog's, and anyone who has a dog who does not think any more of it than to let it run at large, I don't think they could blame any one for killing it under the pres lent conditions. Hoping that everybody will co operate with me in this matter and especially the people who live just outside the city limits, who have ao many dogs and these dogs cannot tell where the city limit is, unless the owners will tie them up and keep them if ' they want them. Please take notice and keep your dogs up or J you cannot blame anyone if they (Continued on page three) TO TRACE ALL RANSOM COIN. PAID BRUNO New Blow Falls Heavily on Defense as Court Is in Recess PAINTING-CAR OF BRUNO RECALLED FLEMINGTON, N. J.. Jan. 12. (UP).—The prosecution declared it will trace §49,(500 to Bruno Richard Hauptmann and prove it is all but $400 of $50,000 Colonel Charles A. Lindbergh paid to ransom his son, Charles A. Lind bergh. Jr., already dead. This staggering blow against the taciturn German carpenter was planned while the state mar shailed an array of experts who will nrove Hruno wrote each and every ransom note. The defense is dismayed at the state's unexpectedly strong case. The trial is adjourned over the week-end. Edward J. Reilly had counted on breaking: J. F. (Jafsie) Con don's story. Instead, Condon identified Hauptmann as the ransom collec tor and remained unshaken after hours of cross examination. The State has produced one witness which placed Hauptmann near the scene of the crime only a few hours before it was commit ted and two witnesses corroborat ing Dr. Condon's testimony. Mrs. Anna Bonesteel, lunch room operator, at Xoakers has vol unteered the statement that Vio let Sharpe, servant in the Morrow household, who committed suicide, was met by two men in the car at her restaurant. But it is un usable for the defense almost, for the State has the testimony of three witnesses who were with Miss Sharpe -that night. A Bronx parage man has volun teered information that he paint ed Hauptmann's car black a few weeks after the kidnaping. The car was a dirty green. One wit ness testified last week that he saw Hauptmann in a dirty jrreen car near Hopewell the day of the crime. DEFENSE MAY OFFER BRUNO'S DOUBLE TRENTON. N. J.. Jan. 12.— (UP).—Frederick A. Pope, asso ciated with the defense counsel for Bruno Richard Hauptmann, today said he had been informed that a "double" for Bruno Haupt mann lived in Menlo Park, N. J., and that the "double" was looking over real estate at Hopewell at the time of the crime. State's witnesses last week tes tified that they saw Hauptmann in Hopewell on the day of the crime. The probability that the "double" will be called as a de fense witness to refute the state's testimony on that point loomed here today following this state (Continued on page three) SOLONS HOLD BRIEF SESSION Will Hear Budget Message Monday Morning at 8 O'clock RALEIGH, Jan. 12.—Brief ses sions of the house and senate this morning: marked the end of the first short week of the 1935 general assembly and many of the members left yesterday to spend the week-end at their homes. The assembly will get down to business on Monday morning at 8 o'clock and the budget message of Governor J. C. B. Ehringhaus will be ready for the assembly at that time. Senate committees and major committee appointment sin the house are expected to be made at Monday's session by Lieuten ant Governor A. H. Graham and Speaker of the House Johnson. The content bf the governor's budget message which will be submitted on Monday has been the center of much discussion, but as yet there is no indication as to what the message contains in the way of financial require ments for the next biennial. Reports that the budget will re quire a fund of $35,000,000 have been denied bv the governor who declared that the figure would I not be that high.' Woman In Green When she was brought to the front of the courtroom in one of the most dramatic moments of the trial of Bruno Hauptmann, the "woman in green" was recognized by Dr. John F. (Jafsie) Condon as one of two who had callcd at his home, but he denied giving her information about the Lind bergh kidnaping. She is Hermina Koeran and is expected to be put on the stand as a defense witness. She's shown in court at Fleming ton, N. J. SWELL CASE BEING HEARD Trial on Charge Murder of Florence Jones in Prog ress at Shelby SHELHY, Jan. 12.—In the trial of Louis Sentell for the murdor of Florence Jones in superior court here, the state yesterday introduced testimony by Kelly Anderson, cloth mill worker, who r was with the girl on the night be- \ fore she was shot. Anderson testified that he was! with Miss Jone? on the night be fore the shooting and that Sen-. tell stopped her cn the street to1 have a conversation with her. Previous testimony of the state1 ! was designed to present evidence of the actual slaying of Miss, Jones. A number of witnesses were called to tell of the fatal shooting. Testimony of the witness was! substantially to the effect that they left the Bynum mill at noon j on February 15, how Sentell fol lowed them in his car, stopping once to tap on the window and I then shot once from the car and * once from the ground as the girls fled. Emily Drake, one of the girls, 1 who was wounded by the shots, declared that when Florence fell Sentell stood over her and struck i her across the back of the neck [with the gun. Then Mrs. Joe Wil liams jumped from her porch, wrestled with Sentell and he de parted. I Witnesses said that Sentell did 'not speak, but got in his car after ! the shooting and drove off. F.R.OVERRIDES SECRETARY AS TO INSURANCE Miss Perkins' Recommend ations for Unemployment Insurance Ignored CONGRESS IS WELL AHEAD OF SCHEDULE WASHINGTON, Jan. 12. (UP) It appeared today that President Roosevelt's recommendations to congress for unemployment insur ance will disregard the opinion of Secretary of Labor Frances Perk ins. The President's plan calls for the employer to give 3 per cent of payrolls and the wage earners 1 per cent of their wages. Miss Perkins said the employer should underwrite all of it. WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 (UP). —The 74th congress was weeks ahead of usual schedule last night when the $780,000,000 indepen dent offices appropriation bill, the first bijr bill of this session, passed by the house and ready for action by the senate. The administration's overwhelm ing majority roughly overrode an attempt by Rep. Clarence J. Mc Leod, It., Mich., to have the fed eral five per cent pay cut restored retoractively to Jan. 5. President Roosevelt is against restoration at this time. Likewise it rejected, 128 to 28, an amendment offered by Repre sentative Blanton, D., Tex., to re chic'e the $264,043 appropriation for the Home Loan Bank board to $1, and compromised to the Securities and Exchange commis sion's demand for a larger appro priation by granting it $2,000,000 instead of the $1,649,000 the ap propriations committee has pro vided. A Republican attempt 10 suet i $300,000 from the appropriation for the Federal Communications commission, which will conduct an investigation into the American Telephone and Telegraph Co., also | mot defeat. The amendment, of fered by Rep. John Taber, Repbn., N. Y., was voted down 63 to 29 and the appropriation was left at $1,500,000. McLeod's amendment to abolish the salary restoration never reached the floor. Rep. Claude V. i Parsons, D., Ili., presiding at the time he offered it, sustained a point of order raised by Rep. Clif ton W. Woodrum, D., Va., and it was ruled out. Thus except for the increased grant to the Securities and Ex change commission, the bill passed in virtually the form it v.is re- , ported by the committee. Usually the bill is not passed until weeks after congress convenes. But the senate is expected to pass it and send it to President Roosevelt next week. Rep. Robert L. Ramsay, Dem., W. Va., introduced a resolution set;in$r up an Appalachian Valley Authority, with functions similar to those of the Tennessee Valley Authority, and authorizing it to spend $50,000,000 in developing the valley. The resolution calls for completion of five projects, in cluding three dams and two reser voirs. The governing body would consist of three persons appoint ed by the president, with salaries of $10,000 each per year. SWEEPING GERMAN VICTORY IS FORECAST IN PLEBISCITE IN SAAR TERRITORY SUNDAY League Ready to Turn Whole Area Back to Reich if Popular Vote Warrants This SAARBRUCKEN, Jan. 12.~ (UP).—Leaders of the anti-Nazi united front claim that Nazis aiv confiscating1 plebiscite voting card* of Jews in the Saar. I Voting tomorrow will decide the future of the territory. Nazis ask Jews how they intend to vote. ! If Jews say they will vote to re Iturn to Germany, the Nazis tell [the Jews to hand over their cards. Nazis are afraid the .lews are going to vote against the re turn to Germany regardless of protestations, anti-Nazis claim. A blizzard disrupted communica tions and has delayed 32 spccial trains coming from Germany bearing voters. (Copyright, 1935, United Press) SAARBRUCKEN, THK SAAR, Jan. 12.— (UP). — Max Braun, ar.J-Nazi leader, sent an urgent celegram co the league council last night asserting terrorism is in creasing in the Saar. Braun demanded protection for Germans opposing return of the Saar to Hitler Germany. The telegram denounced the Nazis for efforts to "muzzle" op ponents in Sunday's plebiscite. He demanded the council, which con vened yesterday, act urgently to assure full freedom of voting. Heavy patrols of police and for eign soidiery in the International Army of Occupation marched the streets, seeking by a constant show of military force to keep agitators under cover and permit the plebiscite on the Saar's future to pass without serious incident. (Continued on page three) Amelia On Pacific Hop The broad expanse of the Pacific between Hawaii and California held no terrors for Amelia Earhart Putnam as the famous aviatrix here looked out from her plane, in tie first photograph taken of the flyer and her craft at Wheeler Field following her arrival in Hono lulu. She started her hop to the mainland late yesterday and was just off the California coast after n)on today. Add Faulkner To Fire Department Volunteer Becomes Full Time Member of Force Chief Otis Powers this morning announced the appointment of Ira Faulkner as a full time member of the Hendersonville fire depart ment. Mr. Faulkner's appointment was made to fill a vacancy caused by the death of Assistant Chief Alex Hill. No appointment was made at this time as assistant chief, Mr. Powers said. Mr. Faulkner, Chief Powers said, has been a member of the volunteer fire department for the past ten years and lias rendered efficient service. His appointment was in keeping with the policy that vacancies on the full-time de partment be filled with deserving members of the volunteer group. The living quarters in the city hall, occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Hill, will be closed as soon as Mrs. Hill completes arrangements to move, Chief Powers said, and in the future meals for jail prison ers will be prepared on private contract. This can be done at a saving, he said. U. S. MOVES TO STOP FLOW OF HOT OIL WASHINGTON, Jan. 12. (UP). An increasing flow of "hot" oil from the Texas fields last nierht speeded efforts to unite the in dustry and the government be hind one legislative proposal to replace section 9-C of the NIRA which the supreme court held un constitutional. Oil Administrate* Harold L. Ickes appointed a special com mittee of five men to survey the effects of government control on independent and small petroleum enterprises. Ickes promised the committee I would complete its survey quick-i ly and that its report would guide i him in makintr recommendations whether the oil powers of the in valid section should b enacted in constitutional form of whether broader powers should be asked. APPEAL RULING IN LOCAL OPTION VOTE, TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Jan. 12.1 (UP).—The State of Florida ap-j pealed yesterday from a decision j by Circuit Judge Worth Tram- J mell of Miami, which held local | repeal elections unconstitutional.; The Dade county judge held that the state was without au-j thority to call local option elec- j tions on the same day of b.illot-j ting 011 the main issue. ' JANUARY RAIN QUOTA FALLS 2-Inch Downpour Recorded Wednesday; Mean Temp- | erature Over Normal Weathe>* warmer than clue and rain practically equal the entire normal rainfall for January has been recorded for the first 11 days of the month, T. W. Valen tine, local U. S. weather observer said this morning in giving a sum mary of his records for the month to date. The mean temperature for Jan uary is 38.5 degrees, but the mean for the month to date, the weather records show, is 44.7 de grees. Of the total rainfall due during the month, which is 4.69 inches, all but one-tenth of an inch has already fallen. The heaviest downpour of the year so far brought a two-inch rain on Wednesday of this week. Mr. Valentine's observation and summary for the first 11 days of the year are as follows: Day Max. Min. Mean Prec'n. 1 43 32 38 0.23 2 51 20 36 3 59 21 40 4 55 28 42 5 42 20 31 6 49 35 42 0.43 7 55 45 50 0.24 8 55 50 52 1.88 9 62 51 56 2.00 10 66 47 56 0.01 11 58 40 49 T Summary: Maximum 66 Minimum 20 Mean maximum 54.1 Mean minimum 35.4 Mean 44.7 Mean daily range 18.7 J Greatest daily range 38 | Precipitation 4.79 Normal mean temp, for Jan. 38.5 Normal prec'n. for Jan 4.69 ■a TODAY IN CONGRESS \ BY UNITED PRESS SENATE: In recess until Monday. HOUSE: In recess until Monday. CONGRESS YESTERDAY SENATE: In recess until Monday. HOUSE: Passed $780,000,000 indepen dent offices bill. Heard Sam Rayburn, D., Tex., attack holding companies and an nounce opposition to placing oil production under government con trol. Received resolution by Repre sentative Martin Sweeney, Dem., Ohio, to investigate the Home Owners Loan Corp. PACIFIC RIGHT IS SUCCESSFUL FOR AVIATRIX Headed for Oakland From Honolulu; May go on to Salt Lake City 18-HOUR SOLO TRIP BIG MfiNTAL HAZARD OAKLAND AIRPORT. OAK LAND, Calif., Jan. 12.—(UP). Amelia Earhart reported at 12:30 p. m. (EST) to the radio station here that she was within 00 miles of Oakland. Miss Earhart took oft on a solo flight last night at 10:13 p. m., from Honolulu to Oak land. She might go on to Salt Lake City, her husband said, be fore landing. HONOLULU, Jan. 12.—(UP). Amelia Earhart headed over the Pacific on another trail blazing flight in her career as America's First Lady of the Air last night, with Oakland her goal on a 2500 mile hop from Honolulu. She sent her red monoplane in to the air from rain-soaked Wheel er Field at 4:43 p. m. At approx imately 5:20 p. m. she radio phoned that she was flying at an altitude of 4,00 feet, and that "everything is okay." Her husband, George Palmer Putndm, announced on receipt of the message that she would fly to Oakland by the Great Circle route. "This flight represents th" greatest mental hazard that. Amelia ever has encountered." Putnam said after making his an nouncement. He said the flight had been at tended "by disagreeable publicity, and scurrilous charges that her equipment was not in good shape." Amelia, calm and rested after a day of seclusion, climbed into her plane with little ado, first kiss ing Putnam goodbye, and headed down to the end of the army air port field for the takeoff. The red plane sped less than 600 yards before taking to the air with its heavy load of 520 gallons of gasoline. Extra fuel tanks had been installed in the high winged Lockheed Vega monoplane to ac commodate the extra load. Miss Earhart had the advan tage of favorable weather reports for her long flight. A storm sweeping in from the northwest may prove an aid in that its pres ent course indicates it will pro vide tail winds to speed her along. She carried a bottle of tomato juice, several sandwiches and a bottle of water, but no stimu lants. Army fliers praised the smooth ness of her take-off which was made over the water-soaked field, drenched by early rains. They pointed out that she had put the plane into the air easily despite the fact there was no appreciable wind. Seven steamers were reported on the route she will follow to Oakland, which is located on Saiv Francisco Bay directly across from San Francisco. Putnam, who had watched the take-off, appeared confident thai his wife at last was on her way to another potential air achieve ment. , . The start of her flight was made exactly one year after six na\> planes arrived in Honolulu from San Francisco, completing a rec ord mass flight. Miss Earhart expected to com plete the flight to Oakland in ap proximately 18 hours. She expect ed to maintain a crusinp speed ot 130 to 140 miles per hour at the start of her gallant effort, then to reach for higher speeds as the plane's gasoline load lightened. Call letters of her radio were KHABQ, on a frequency of 3105 kilocycles. D. G. BRUIUTT EXPIRES TODAY RALEIGH. Jan. 12—(UP). Dennis G. Brummitt, attorney general, died at hi* residence of s heart attack today, follow ing a week's illness from pneu« monia. -■ . Attorney General Brununitt was S3 years old. He had held office since 1924. STAGE DOLE MARCH ST. JOHNS, Nfld., Jan. 12.— (UP).—Breasting a 60-mile gale and heavy rain, 1000 unemployed marched on the Colonial building yesterday to demand an increas ed dole. They demanded better flour than that being distributed to the needy. A spokesman de clared Englishwomen would not give their catcle fodder of that quality.