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WEATHER
Mostly clouJy and cooler to
/lifht with scattered showers prob.
jfclv rndin« Tuesday forenoon.
(Tltf Suites - Keuts
Largest Daily I ircuJationoLAny Newspaper in North Carolina in Proportion to Population
57—No. 38
HENDERSONVILLE, N. C., MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1938
GOOD AFTERNOON
More than 800,000. EnglUh wo
men sign t petition to Parliament.
So now Britain'! miniitert are
pen-pecked.
SINGLE COPIES, FIVE CENTS
[INT U. S. MAY LEAD IN NAVAL RACE
.. iVl V M V ...... O V V ••
For Corn Show
Destroyers in Full Dress Drill
>Vkh :ht- : the entire world centered on new armaments,
I'nde Sa... stills :.vo of his newest destroyers churning through
aciric var---. as -hown above, serving notice that America can
protecC tr The nt-w vessels, most modern in design and
•<iuip»u-nt. look as grim as though bound on a belligerent mission.
Ictually. they ui«* »«neaj:ing in annual practice maneuvers off the
lest coait. i
^ I
Britain Unveils Singapore Base To
Effect New Far East Naval Era
I. S. FLEET IN
HARD DRILLS
Surprise Move Comes as
Second Intensive War
Game Called ,
SAN DIKGO. Ca».. Feb. 14.—
ll'Pi— America's most powerful
r»cetime navy ploughed out to
pa today in intensive war jrames
['•r -ovind time in as many
►•Vv-.
I y • ;ch maneuvers held
BOr* tr.an once a month,
lu: < »t!!.aas, fleet maneu
r - « i|. >i more each
«t*k.
V i • t S. >. New Mex
k A :• u ( la .rl.- ('. Hloch, com
- : - • d armada of
'Ir'-a'inaughts. 12 heavy
r v. viral Hurht cruisers.
a: ;» 'v eijfht sub
Zil: 1 ii'-stroyers, and near
• . u - - i bombers
a >*cret rendezvous off the
Ca» a coast. Ad
_ n' . _ ';ir flacrship, the
S. Pi -in-yivan: t, was under
bill
•• t ••• pp-d anchor
'• '< ' . -tallv .van assumed
the: v. ;Iil ho no more mass
'•ir.'-uvers until the warships
f; avuy from their bases on
"*rcH 1| to participate in fleet
problem l'j — the annual war
t;"/- which will keep the war
K-'-Jt at sta f"r six weeks, during
eh they will cover the entire
lr<::» ■ i' d by the California
Aleutian "islands, Panama,
and Hawaii.
^*t Monday the a'reraft battle
0: • I'Mvi speeded up its ac
*■«.*. when what were termed
j^^her drills" were ordered for
|* Panes based on the carriers
^ut.jga, Hanger and Lexington.
(Continued on page four)
Reports Florida
Season Is Good
fcturn'Vtf ^ '"iamson, who has
Sb in Jr°™ a st.ay of sevt*ral
in,- 1,"... '" '"'a. brings encourag
k*te 'rts °» business from that
LHr', Ui liamson says there are
' 'fnbeis of visitors in Flor
•fbc.-i-' w,nter and that all lines
v a'v doing well. He was
.,.n,P,'^ed with reports
WttK. i \ Ul' "'erehants, who in
^ that trade is *rood.
U. S,. French and Holland
Warships Present; Any
Significance Denied
By RICHARD C. WILSON
Copyright, 1938, by United Press
SINGAPORE, Feb. 14. (UP).|
Great Britain today unveiled the
mightiest bulwark of her far
flung empire's defenses — the
5100,000.000 "Gibraltar of the
far east" guarding Singapore
straits—in a ceremony that was
interpreted as a grim warning to
any power that might attempt to
infringe on British holdings in'
the Orient.
The official opening, attended
by the civil governor, Sir Shen
ton Thomas, was held in the pres
ence of 10,000 persons and the
warships of three friendly powers
—the United States, France and
Holland—but the secrets of the
giant fortifications were closely
guarded.
The presence of the foreign
warships, including the light
cruisers Memphis, Trenton and
Milwaukee of the American fleet
which arrived here Sunday morn
ing on a "courtesy visit," was re
garded with almost as much in
terest as the opening of the big
naval base.
Officially the commander of
the American Flotilla denied that
there was any "significance" to
the visit of the U. S. warships.
"We are here simply as guests
and onlookers," Rear Admiral J.
C. Townsend, told the United
Press correspondent. "The fact
(Continued on page four)
AUSTRIA AND GERMANY WILL
EXTEND, STRENGTHEN '36 PACT
VIENNA, Feb. 14. (UP).—
Chancellor Kurt Schuschnigp and
Fuehrer Adolf Hitler are nego
tiating1 an agreement supplement
ing the Austro-German accord of
July, iyy(>, it was said today in
usually reliable quarters.
It was hoped, informants said,
that Hitler could announce the
agreement in his speech to the
reiehstag next Sunday.
As the report of the negotia
tions was received, Schuschnigg
received General Karl Bardloff, a
leader of the moderate wing of
Austrian Nazis.
It was reported that, under an
agreement sought as the result of
a conference between Hitler and
Schuschnigg at Hitler's Bavarian
mountain retreat Saturday, sub
versive activitie of Austrian
Nazis would be denounced and
that, in return, Austria would
make important concessions to
the "national opposition."
These concessions, it was re
ported, would include an amnesty
to Austrian Nazis now imprison
ed, reinstitution of officials who
had been dismissed for Nazi ac
tivities, and the granting of some
freedom of action to the "nation
al opposition" within the frame
work of the government's father
land front. It was said that the
agreement also would seek to in
tensify Austro-German relations.
General doubt as to the real
background of the Hitler - Sch
nuschnij*£ conference continued.
Several hundred workers at
two suburban factories sought to
hold a meeting before they start
ed work this morning, to protest
against the possibility that the
Nazification of Austria might be
threatened. It was stated express
ly that the demonstration was not
(Continued on page four)
U. S. MARINES
TURN BACK JAP
ARMED PATROL
New Incident at Interna
tional Settlement With
out Tension
REDS' SLAUGHTER
JAPANESE GARRISONS
SHANGHAI, Fob. 14. (UP) —
United States marines today pre
vented a Japanese troop detach
ment from entering: the American
defense sector of the Internation
al Settlement.
Marine officers announced that
they are negotiating with Japa
nese authorities to prevent further
efforts by patrols to enter the zone
assigned to marines to defend.
Japanese sent out detachments
yesterday to establish armed pa
trols along the Nanking road. As
this meant entering the marine
defense zone, American authori
ties feared it might establish a
precedent for patrolling the Amer
ican sector.
Today, learning that a Japanese
patrol was about to seek entrance
in the American zone, a detach
ment of 12 marines was sent to
stop them. They refused to let
the Japanese enter.
Bystanders said the incident
,parsed without tension.
Later in the day Japanese were
allowed to send troops in trucks,
apparently destined for a Japa
nese defense zone, through the
marine defense zone.
ONSLAUGHT IN HOPEI
SURPRISE FOR JAPS
SHANGHAI. Feb. 14. (UP)—
China's fiercest fighting men, vet
eran campaigners of the Eighth
Route Army under the famed
"Red Napoleon," Chu Teh, today
appeared to have staged another
surprise onslaught in western
Hopei, swarming down from the
Taihsin mountains and slaughter
ing Japanese garrisons along the
Peiping-Hankow railroad.
The raids appeared to be de
signed to smash the rearguard of
the Japanese forces pushing down
toward the Yellow river in an ef
fort to bottle up 400,000 Chinese
trapped around Suchow.
This campaign, which has been
in progress for two weeks and has
resulted in the slaughter of in
credible numbers on both sides, is
regarded by military observers as
the prelude to the capture of
Hankow, temporary capital of the
fugitive Chinese government.
The Japanese are driving from
three directions — Hopei, Shan
tung and from southern Anhwei—
upon Suchow where the final bat
tle is expected to be fought.
The Eighth Route Army's at
tack, if it attains serious propor
tions, would be regarded as a se
rious threat to the position of the
Japanese forces in Hopei, who
have already reached the banks of
the Yellow river.
CANTON OUTSKIRTS
MASS RAID TARGET
CANTON, Fob. 14. (UP)—Jap
anese warplanes roared over Can
ton's outskirts today dumping
bombs on railroads and villages in
a series of mass raids that aroused
fears that the long-awaited drive
to smash Canton had started.
PLANS TAKING
SHAPE FOR 2
COUNTY EVENT
Prominent Speakers Will
Feature Saturday Night
Banquet
TO OPEN JUDGING
TESTS THAT MORNING
Farm Agents G. I). White of
Henderson ' county and Julian
Glazener of Transylvania county
are perfecting; details for the sec
ond annual corn show and ban
quet of these counties and an
nounce several prominent speakers
for Saturday night's event.
The following have given suf
ficient recognition to the impor
tance of the event to promise to
attend and take part on the pro
gram :
F. S. Sloan, district agent for]
the western district of North Car-j
olina, with headquarters in Frank
lin. '
F. H. Jeter, agricultural editor
of the Extension department of
State college, Raleigh.
Dean J. W. Harrelson of State
college, Raleigh.
Roy H. Thomas, director of vo
cational agriculture, State college,
Raleigh.
Tal. H. Stafford, district super
visor of vocational agriculture of
Western Carolina, Asheville.
Prof. S. C. Clapp, director of
the state experiment station at
Swannanoa.
r% T T¥ J At1
U. XJ. uvmcnuvu,
McDowell county.
Messrs. Clapp ami Homewood
will judge the corn exhibits.
Mr. Jeter will award the cup to
the champion corn grower of the
two counties, the same passing
from Transylvania to Henderson
county this year.
Henderson and Transylvania
each has $100 to be awarded in
cash prizes, ranging from $2«r>
downward.
Winners in the corn show will
receive miscellaneous quantities of
fertilizer, ranging from half a ton
downward.
Corn judging contests will be
staged by vocational students and
4-H club boys.
Another corn judging contest
has been arranged for the adult
farmers. This will be open to
farmers of the two counties hav
ing confidence in their ability to
select good corn.
Growers of good corn are invit
ed to participate in the exhibits
and to contest for the prizes. The
exhibits will consist of single ear
white and prolific white; single
ear yellow and prolific yellow.
Ten ears will constitute an ex
hibit.
The corn judging contests will
take place at the Ames hotel, cor
ner of Fourth avenue and Church
street, beginning about 11 o'clock.
The banquet will be served at
about 7 o'clock at the Ames hotel.
Mr. White announced tnai a
number of farmers and business
men, in addition to the invited
guests, would attend. He feels
that the hotel can accommodate
all these, provided reservations are
made not later than Thursday.
Mr. White said these reservations
I would be necessary because of the
uncertainty of preparations for
large numbers who might wish to
attend from both Henderson and
(Transylvania counties. Plates will
cost 65 cents each, announced Mr.
White.
CROP CONTROL
VOTE IS DUE
Final Attack on Bill Is
Opened But Pass
age Is Expected
WASHINGTON, Feb. 14. (UP)
Foes of the administration's crop
control bill opened their final
coalition attack in the senate to- ;
day but admittedly with little hope
of success in blocking final ap
roval for the long range agricul
tural program.
Senator Win. G. McAdoo (P
Calif), in protesting the cotton
section would cut off a livelihood
for many California farmers said
the bill "creates so much dissatis
faction and so much hubbub that
it will be repealed in a year."
Vote on the bill was due at 3:30
p. m. (EST). Majority Leader Al
ben W. Barkley is predicting ap
proval by a good margin,
'LIVING DEATH' VICTIMS
Hearing a doctor U'stify that she was certain to die from effects
of radium poisoning. Mis. Catherine Donohue collapsed, right, as
four other women, above, also believed victims of the "living
death," fearfully looked on in a courtroom at Ottawa, III. Mrs.
Donohue, who now weighs only 70 pounds, told an arbiter for the
Illinois Industrial Commission that her superiors in a radium
watch dial plant at Ottawa said to her in 1931, "Your limping will
cause talk. We're sorry, you'll have to go." Along with 13 other
women, she seeks compensation for incapacities attributed to work
with radium in the factory. Nine women already have died. The
young women in the above pictures are Frances O'Connell, Marga
ret Glacinski, Helen Munch, and Marie Kossiter.
MRS. WENTZ
PASSES AWAY
i- >>* ■ •• i
Mother of Mrs. Drayton
Justus Dies in
Danville
Mr. and Mrs. Drayton Justus
loft early this afternoon for Dan
ville, Va., where they will attend
the funeral of Mrs. Justus' moth
er, Mrs. Mary Jane Wentz,'who
passed away there Sunday after
noon at 3:10 o'clock.
Mrs. Wentz was in the Memor
ial hospital at Danville for treat
ment at the time of her death,
«jr.d she succumbed to an attack
of heart trouble.
Mr. and Mrs. Justus had been
called to her mother's bedside on
last Tuesday and had returned
only last night, to learn that Mrs.
Wentz had died during their trip
home.
Services will be held for Mrs.
Wentz Tuesday morning at 11
o'clock, in Danville, and inter
ment will follow in Concord, N. C.
Mrs. Wentz, who survived her
husband by a year and a half,
leaves eleven children, as follows:
Mrs. J. C. Combs of Greensboro,
Cail Wentz of Concord, Jerry.
Hanael, Ira and Frank Wentz of
Danville, Va., George Wentz of
Washington, D. C., Mrs. G. P.
Floyd of Danville, Va., Mrs. E.
H. Pryor of Danville, Va., Mrs.
B. C. Long of Henderson, and
Mrs. Drayton Justus.
MRS. CANNON
LAID TO REST
Funeral for Wife of J. L.
Cannon Held on
Saturday
BARKER HEIGHTS, Feb. 14.
Mrs. J. L. Cannon, age 73, died
Friday, February 11, at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Sentell of
Barker Heights.
Mrs. Cannon was married at the
age of 14 and lived 58 years with
Mr. Cannon, who survives her. She
is also survived by one sister, Mrs.
Amanda Deadman, and three chil
dren: T. W. Cannon of the Fruit
land section, Robert Cannon of
Florida, who was unable to attend,
and Mrs. W. E. Sentell; also a
number of grandchildren.
Funeral services were conduct
ed Saturday afternoon at the home
by Rev. N. B. Phillips.
Burial was at Patty's Chapel
cemetery, near Fletcher Baptist
church, of which she was a mem
ber.
P.-T.A. MEETING TO
BE 3:30 TUESDAY
The February meeting of the
city P. T. A. will be held at the
Rosa Edwards grammar school on
Fourth avenue west, Tuesday af
ternoon at 3:30 o'clock, it was
announced today.
FISH CHARGES
U.S. BLOCKING
[ NAVY PARLEY
Fails to See Why Japan
Should Not Have Full
Naval Equality
WASHINGTON, Feb. 14.—
(UP)—Rep. Hamilton Fi»h (R
N. Y.) today told the houie na*
va| affairs committee that he
•aw no reason why Japan should
not be given navy equality with
the United States.
He charged that the United
States, and not Japan or Great
Britain, "blocked naval confer
| ences seeking to obviate gigan
tic international navy building
races."
10 MISSING; 9
; KNOWN DEAD
Australian Tragedy Caused
From Rush on Boat to
See U. S. Cruiser
SYDNEY, Australia, Feb. 14.—
| (UP)—Ten of the 175 personsi
aboard the double-decked ferry-1
boat that capsized in shark-infest
ed waters here yesterday remain
ed missing.
Nine are known to have drown-1
ed.
The bodies of four were recov
ered from the cabin of the boat
by divers. It was feared that the
others missing were trapped some-1
where on the boat which sank in
70 feet of water.
Nine previously reported as
missing were found safe. The ac
cident occurred when the passen
gers rushed to one side to watch
the United States cruiser Louis
ville departing.
DEMS COLD TO
GAP. BID FOR i
UNITED FORCE

Anti-New Dealers Fail to
Take to Third Party
Coalition Idea
| WASHINGTON, Feb. 14. (UP) ;
—Anti - administration Democrats
last night greeted with cold silence ;
the Lincoln Day proposals of Sen
ator Arthur Vandenburg, of Mich-'
igan, and other ranking Repub-1
licans that the two forces unite at
the polls to scrap the New Deal.
Senator Josiah Bailey (D-N. C.) 1
fier- and consistent critic of the
administration's reform program,
flatly refused to comment on the
proposed coalition or on the warn
ing of Gov. George D. Aiken of
Vermont that a third party would
emerge from failure of Republi
cans to purge their leadership of
ultra-conservatives. Senator Ben
nett Clark (D-Mo.) who has fought
some New Deal measures and Sen
ator Joseph O'Mahoney (D-Wyo.) I,
who broke with the White House
on the supreme court enlargement |
bill, also declined comment. ,
Other conservative Democrats,',
who refused to talk publicly, took ,
(he position that it is too early to
forecast the 1940 political align
ment. They see little likelihood of (
coalition action in the congression
al elections this year, unless fu-'
ture moves by President Roosevelt
make the New Deal even more ob- ,
noxious to some party leaders than !,
it is. I
The ill-fated manifesto, "an ad- '
dress to the people," which was
prepared by Vandenberg and Bai- j j
ley and which embraced a 10-point!
program to combat the recession,;
was pointed out as an example of
the reluctance of anti-New Dealers
to carry their antagonism of the
administration to the extreme of ,
coalescing with Republicans. Cir- '
culated in the senate, the mani- ,
festo drew few Democratic signa-, (
(Continued on page four)
RESCUE FOR FOUR MAROONED I;
RUSSIAN SCIENTISTS NEAR;
J
MOSCOW, Feb. 14. (UP)—
The Soviet icebreaker Taimir
landed two airplanes on an im
provised icefloe airfield today,
seeking to reach four Russian sci
entists isolated on ice a few miles
off the Greenland coast. The ice
breaker sought to blast its way,
yard by yard, through the ice
jam with dynamite.
So thick was the ice that only
330 yards were made in many
hours of effort yesterday.
The rescue planes were made
ready early this morning for the
take-off.
Newspapers maintained staffs
on duty all last night, hoping that
word "would come that the ice
breaker had reached the scientists
and taken them aboard.
At 10 p. m. Saturday the ice
breaker was only 20 miles from
the floe and could see the smoke
from the ice camp
Scientists could see the ship's' J
searchlights. At noon yesterday!
the boat was within 15 miles of i
the four men who were landed on 1
the floe by airplane last May 22.
The floe was then at the north ,
pole but drifted steadily south-1
ward until near Greenland as1 '
they were encamped to make sci
entific experiments.
The last message from Dr.
Ivan Papanin, leader of the four I
marooned men who for a time y
last week were believed to have
perished, late yesterday reported
the Taimir had hove into sight.
Dr. Papanin and his compan
ions, who are accompanied by a
dog "Jolly," have drifted about 1
1,200 miles sout hof the pole, i
Their situation became perilous i
when their ice floe rode into i
warmer waters and began to
break up. i
LEADERS SEE
LITTLE VALUE
IN ARMS MEET
Say World Too Inflamed
for Such Conference
to Make Progress
U. S. MAY CONSTRUCT
45,000 TON SHIPS
WASHINGTON, Feb. 14. (UP)
Possibility that the United States
will take the lead in the greatest
naval building race In history as
result of Japan's flat refusal to
reveal her intentions was hinted
last night by a high administra
tion official.
Although Japan's reply to the
American, British and French
notes demanding information on
the island empire's naval building
program, left the door open to in
ternational consultation for limi
tation of armaments, President
Roosevelt is said to believe that
the present time would not be fa
vorable for a conference.
Since this government informed
Japan that a refusal to divulge
her building plans would be re
garded as confirmation of reports
that she is constructing super
warships, the only alternative,
this official said, is for the United
States to carry out her declared
intention to invoke the "Escala
tor clause" of the London treaty.
This probably would result in
orders by Mr. Roosevelt to in
crease the tonnage of the three
draednaughts contemplated in the
Vinson authorization bill from
H6,000 tons each to 43,200 or
45,000 tons. High navy officials
have intimated strongly that ships
of that size probably would be
armed with 18-inch gun*, th»
most devastating sea weapons
erer drnni i"
Tbe president already hat re
quested appropriation*, in addi
tion to the $663,000,000 navy
supply bill, to lay keels for two
battleships this year. These ves
sels would augment the regular
building program and give the
United States six battleshfjps un
der construction within a year.
Four of these may be 45,000-ton
ners.
Meanwhile, moves which will be
launched in the house and senate
to prevent the United States from
joining the world rearmament
race, are believed doomed to fail
ure.
Senator William King, D., Utah,
and Representative Maury Maver
ick, D., Texas, leader of the house
liberal bloc, will introduce reso
lutions authorizing the president
to call a world naval limitation
inference.
"I want to see every nation in
terested in this proposal come to
Washington and put its cards on
the table in an effort to dispel
:he atmosphere of fear and to end
:he terrible burden of arma
nents," King said.
"I want to see all branches of
;he major nations' armed services
iiscussed without any previous
lommitments. If the nations of
he world want peace, this is the
vay to give them an opportunity
0 get it."
Maverick said "a conference
iow — regardless of how irritat
:d nations might be — may save
1 war."
"Let's have some peace talk
ind a peace conference befoie a
var and not later," he continued.
'In fact, if we do this, we may
top a naval race and eventually
t war.
"The Japanese reply to the
Jnited States was not belligerent
ind it was quite evident that their
government is willing to discuss
laval limitation.
* • • « * •_ 1
"japan aiso poirut-u uui ■■■ u.;»
tote that she proposed at th«
London conference the abolition
if cauital ships. Who. then, wants
hem: We should thrash this out
>ver a conference table with the
>ther powers and make a real.
:ontribution to peace."
Chairman Key Pittman, D.,
tfev., of the senate foreign re
ations committee, did not agree
vith Maverick and King. He said
he present world situation is less
avorable for a successful conclu
lion to such a conference than
ipon many previous occasions.
'Since political antagonisms are
rreater than ever before," he
iaid, "I doubt that a conference
vould be successful."
The King and Maverick reso
utions were expected to revive
:ongressional discussion of the
idministration'g foreign policy,
vith a strong probability that
here will be further demands in.
(Continued on page three)
VOODMAN CIRCLE'S
TEAM WILL DRILL
Announcement was made today
hat a meeting of the drill team
tnd officers of the Woodman Cir
cle for practice will be held Tues
lay nig-ht at 7:30 o'clock at the
iVoodman hall. All team members
ind officers were asked to attend.

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