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juoday afternoon wah possible
at nirht.
The universe, say scientists, is
expanding at a rapid rate. Can't
someone please call this to the
attention of Huey Long? (
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(H lis River Backs New Drainage Project
„ as Beneficial to En
tire Community; Early
Action Urged
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
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.
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
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.
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
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)
New Blow Falls Heavily on
Defense as Court Is
in Recess
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
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
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)
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
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.
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
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
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
I Witnesses said that Sentell did
'not speak, but got in his car after
! the shooting and drove off.
Miss Perkins' Recommend
ations for Unemployment
Insurance Ignored
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.
—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
A Republican attempt 10 suet i
$300,000 from the appropriation
for the Federal Communications
commission, which will conduct an
investigation into the American
Telephone and Telegraph Co., also |
mot defeat. The amendment, of
fered by Rep. John Taber, Repbn.,
N. Y., was voted down 63 to 29
and the appropriation was left at
McLeod's amendment to abolish
the salary restoration never
reached the floor. Rep. Claude V. i
Parsons, D., Ili., presiding at the
time he offered it, sustained a
point of order raised by Rep. Clif
ton W. Woodrum, D., Va., and it
was ruled out.
Thus except for the increased
grant to the Securities and Ex
change commission, the bill passed
in virtually the form it v.is re- ,
ported by the committee. Usually
the bill is not passed until weeks
after congress convenes. But the
senate is expected to pass it and
send it to President Roosevelt
next week.
Rep. Robert L. Ramsay, Dem.,
W. Va., introduced a resolution
set;in$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.
League Ready to Turn Whole Area Back to Reich if
Popular Vote Warrants This
(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)
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
Mr. Faulkner's appointment was
made to fill a vacancy caused by
the death of Assistant Chief Alex
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.
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
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
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.
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. '
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
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
In recess until Monday.
In recess until Monday.
In recess until Monday.
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
Received resolution by Repre
sentative Martin Sweeney, Dem.,
Ohio, to investigate the Home
Owners Loan Corp.
Headed for Oakland From
Honolulu; May go on to
Salt Lake City
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
He said the flight had been at
tended "by disagreeable publicity,
and scurrilous charges that her
equipment was not in good
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
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
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
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.
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

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