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WEATHER eloudine... followed rain tonigHt and Sunday. Warm« tomorrow. © tntpjs - JJlfuts lS« Daily Circi^ationo^An^Newspaperin North Carolina in Proportion U, Population GOOD AFTERNOON Controverty about the TV A U merely another argument ovar power. VOL 54.—No. 67. HENDERSONVILLE, k C., SATURDAY, MARCH 19, 1938 SINGLE COPIES, FIVE CENTS Mexico Expropriates ^" — . — <s> •I- T- * * * ' ' Foreign^ Oil Industry INVESTMENTS MS.. OTHERS m FORTUNE \ct\on Marks Major Strug I gle With Foreign In dustries There fclGANTIC ECONOMIC CRISIS SAID FACED I \ir.\ICO CITY, Mar. 19. (UP) kfoiil'Tit Lazaro Cardenas by decree expropriated to Lv the foreign oi! industry in I- i I"nitvtl States and oth lr :<>rc'ijrn nations haw invest Lnt. taling S400.000.000. (' it • itii-r:tly the Bank of Me'x t s;- fjulvti purchase and sale i: . tl«•!iar^ and foreign ex The two devices marked a new :iimax in a major struggle be •• • • • eign ias* ios and the Nivtrnrnent. They meant that the ~': v ' aci'il .; gigantic economic :• • - an.! that "< government it: Ofign capital faeod a xhow |>a:. battl*' on p..lit v. Jn>t|)hM> Daniels, American usbassador. was in close touch i".- ::••• yovcrr.au '. a- with the at.- «:.T>a-t:nen: a'. Washington. Hi'- British minister and envoys >f othei nations which have trc r.endou- -sums invested in Mex- i co. likewise were in urgent com iur.A-.it:>:; with their govern aents taraeiias. regarding im* »niu t !•« une th:it affects even Mexico's overtignty, accused the foreign i ii companies of interfering in ationa! policies and even of I ipporting revolutions in years j ist. He said that to win. the | overnment was prepared to sacr ifice its public works program Ed to permit a change in the ite of exchange for the peso— | change downward as against the ollar. Facing directly a question of *m great international moment, he supply of the oil that is as ! lood to armies and navies of inlay. Cardenas took occasion to i.v bluntly that the democracies ( f the world would be assured oil. 1st; question which this answered as. succinctly, whether pressure 1 liiht be btou^ht by intimida ions that such nations as Italy, i rtrmany and Japan might be giv- ! n oil facilities. The decrees expropriating the | *■ industry and suspending deal sjcs :n gold and foreign exchange u climax in a long fight be *een the oil companies and their , MOO unionized Mexican work-' fs— a question that went really I luch further, into the relations j Kween foreign industry as a rn«!e and the Cardenas govern- j Jttt with its gigantic program °f raising the living standard of (Mr Mexicans. j pi IS GIVEN IOURT REWARD |MO is Granted for Evi I denee in Conviction in I Laurel Park Case B Bruce A. fox, county coroner ■M finger; : p.t expert, was given V f $ 100 by an ordet » " A. Hall Johnston ^ superioi court here yesterday I a tl was offered by the of Laurel Park for the con Ff^on of the person or persons Bi ! the home of Mrs. J. Miller, in the town. Mr. Cox a confession from Horace .\as sentenced to •to 10 years in the court f u ' f breaking and en ■ ft • n yesterday sign ■ i George Sentell to | to Mrs. Vera Sen s'. ipport of herself and ■ ■ ar; action entitled Mrs. Lucy r.cr, against Ru Kj8 respondeat, a matter ■£r ' of Nancy Carol Kf' .. the court placed ■ hilil with William clerk ut' the court of Hay ■ 'II!1 county. ■ was brought before H from Waynes veteran passes Uvp CLOUD. Kla., Mar. 19.— ■nil ^ Drake, 94-year-old K an. died here yes ■ 1 Heads Lettermen Richard (Hip) Todd, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Todd, of Hender sonville, is one of the outstand ing members of his class at The Citadel, Charleston, S. C., and has completed an enviable rec ord as a member of the Cadet boxing team. He has been elected president of the letter club at the institution. R. Todd, Cadet Major, Ranking Citadel Student Local Boy in Block Letter Club; in Collegiate Who's Who Richard (Hip) Todd, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Todd, of Ilen dersonville. and a senior at The Citadel, Charleston, S. C., -has been elected president of the block letter club at the institu tion, it was learned today. Todd has been a member of the Citadel boxing team for the past three years, his scholastic standing is high and he has been in the upper sixth portion of his class for three years; he is a cadet major, and is listed in the 1938 edition of "Who's Who in Amer ican College* and Institutions." As a member of the boxing team he represented the Citadel in 17 inter-collegiate matches, of which he won 14. Of these, 10 were by knockouts or technical knockouts. He was defeated in the semi-finals of the recent Southern conference tournament. In these 17 matches he has met many of the best amateur boxers in the southeast, including Far rar of Duke, Fisher of North Car olina, Frcderickson of Georgia, Carleo of South Carolina, Bailey of Tennessee, Dukes of Clemson, Murnick of North Carolina, and Lazear of Columbus, considered the best college fighter in this section, and many others of equal ability. Formal Approval Awaits President's Big Naval Bill in House on Monday WASHINGTON. Mar. 19. (UP) President Roosevelt's billior.-dol lar naval program was all but formally approved by the house today. Debate ended late yesterday and only two roll call votes re mained for Monday before the measure goes to the senate. The bill authorizes 40 new fighting ships, 22 auxiliaries and 950 more airplanes—just as re I ported by the house naval affairs committee. But a statement of naval pol icy, drafted reportedly with the aid of President Roosevelt and : Secretary of State Cordell Hull, was stricken. In its place was a section asserting that the United States would "welcome" an in ternational disarmameift confer 1 ence and would suspend part of its authorized tonnage as contri j bution to a limitation treaty but would not scrap or suspend any thing under construction as in the case of the Washington treaty. Elimination of the policy statc . ment appeared to be the last in | a bag: of tricks employed b.v Chairman Carl Vinson (D., Ga.) of the naval affairs committee, j to get his bill through the house without major change. A point oi order was raised against the pol icy section and Vinson unexpec tedly conceded the point. An attempt to strike a $3,000, 000 fund .earmarked in a $30, 000,000 experimental authoriza tion for construction of a new dirigible failed. An attempt to provide that all the building authorized be in navy yards, to save the govern ment up to $100,000,000 in pri vate shipbuilding profits was , shunted aside when the house agreed with Vinson that private shipbuilding must be kept alive with the aid of government con tracts as a measure of national defense. SON IS BORN Horn, to Mr. and Mrs. Lestei Gibbs, 218 Schofield street, Jack ; sonville. Fla., on March 13, a son, Michael David. ANNEXING OF AUSTRIA NOT RECOGNIZED U. S. Withholds Action for Present But Legality Not Involved GERMAN EMBASSY TO ACT AS MISSION WASHINGTON, Mar. 19. (UP)—Secretary of State Cor dell Hull, indicated that the United Suites will not, for the present at least, recognize the legality of Germany's annexa tion of Austria. The indication came after the Austrian minister Edgar Proch nix advised Hull that affairs of the Austrian legation had been absorbed bv the German em bassy. Hull indicated that the state department to treat the German embassy as a represen tative mission of Austria but will not go no further now to ward the recognition of the union. Hull said that this govern ment has to handle in a paeti cal manner the mechanics of legal and commercial inter couse between Austria and the United States, but indicated that this did not involve the larger question of legality of the un ion of the two countries. U. S. PEACE AIMS NOT MERELY TALK LONDON, Mar. 19. (UP) — Joseph P. Kennedy, in his first public address as U. S. Ambassa dor to Great Britain, declared last night that the United States "is willing to do mere than merely talk about peace." "My country," he said at the Pilgrims' dinner at Claridge's hotel, "would be glad to join and encourage any nation or group of nations in a peace program based an economic recovery, limitation of armaments and a revival of the sancity of international com mitments. "We in the United States believe these three steps must be taken | before permanent peace is assur ed." POPE Fit ITS~FOR SIX TARIFF FEES WASHINGTON. Mar. 19. (UP) —Senator James Pope, D.f Idaho, today opened a fight to force con sideration of his effort to attach $212,000,000 in tariff equaliza tion fees on six basic farm com modities. He asked the senate finance committee to give imme diate consideration to his "rider" to the tax measure, to impose such fees on cotton, rice, field corn, tobacco, wheat, and synthe tic fibres. BREAK WITH SPAIN LIMA, Peru, Mar. 19. (UP) — An official announcement last night said Peru has severed dip lomatic relations with the Span ish loyalist government at Barce i lona. EXPECT TVA CHAIRMAN TO REJECT ULTIMATUM NEXT WEEK AND FORCE INQUIRY Presidential Rebuke to Arthur Morgan at White House Yesterday Said One of Mo§t Scathing in Annals; He Reads Statement WASHINGTON, Mar. 19. (UP) President Roosevelt's attempt to settle the feud nmoiij; the TV A directors was delayed while Chairman Arthur Morgan decid ed whether he will present his ease at the White House or hold out for congressional investiga I tion. } Observers today believed Mor J gan again would refuse to support I his charges aguinst his co-direc i tors, Oavid K. l.ilienthal and Har court Morgan, before the presi-1 dent. He lias until 1 :.'J0 p. m. I Monday to decide. Then he must answer categorically whether he is willing to let the president pro ceed "either under my duty as chief executive or under section 17 of the TV A act with an in quiry." ROOSEVELT'S WRATH IS AT HIGH PITCH WASHINGTON, Mar. 19. (UP) —President Roosevelt concluded his second fact finding inquiry in to the Tennessee Valley Author ity feud by accusing Chairman | Arthur E. Morgan of contumacy and warning that as the record stands he is guilty of charges by his colleagues that he has sabo taged and obstructed the agency's work. He gave Morgan until 1:30 p. m. Monday to answer, yes or no, whether he will co-operate in the inquiry. Mr. Roosevelt excoriated the chairman when he again refused to corroborate charges of malf easance against directors David E. Lilienthal and Dr. Harcourt A. Morgan and disputed the presi dent's authority to conduct this or a»y*other TVA inquiry. "At the present moment,'' the chief executive said, addressing the directors as a whole, "I am up against a stone wail—the stone wall of Chairman Morgan's re fusal to give me facts in support of the general allegations of dis honesty, lack of integrity and malfeasance in office on which I questioned him both last Friday and yesterday. "As the record stands he has failed to sustain the charges. As the record stands the charges of (Continued 011 page three) ! ARREST MADE, DEFENDANT IS ARRAIGNED ON EXTORTION CHARGE IN PETER LEVINE CASE DRYS LAUNCH NEW DRIVE TO OUTLAW BOOZE jCale Burgess Named Po i teat's Successor; Refer endum Demanded RALEIGH, Mar. 19.—Battle cry against the "alien and trai torous liquor forces" and any of their allies who may hereafter seek seats in the North Carolina general assembly was raised in ; resolution and speech at a con vention of the United Dry Forces at First Baptist church here yes terday as Cale K. Burgess, of Ra leigh, was selected as president : to replace the late Dr. William Louis Potent. Attendance was not large as crowds go, less than 150 persons ettending the two sessions, hut what they lacked in numbers was more than made up for in vigor i of purpose heard in every expres sion of the four hours of sitting and even in the way they rang out on the hymn, "Onward Chris tian Soldiers." Two veterans of the war against liquor, lasting since the memorable victory of prohibition forces in 1908, Judge i Heiiot Clarkson, now associate ; justice of the North Carolina su-1 preme court, and John M. Oates,1 of Fayetteville, were here with, their "dander" still up and ready . to take to the front line trenches, i 1 OFFICERS NAMED Officers named who will assist i Mr. Burgess, formerly executive secretary of the United Drys, are Mr. Oates, of Fayetteville, first ) i vice president; Mrs. T. H. Plem-1 mons, of Charlotte, second vice president; Judge Johnson J. i (Continued on page three) oxygenTent ORDER PLACED Chief of Police Otis Powers re- j ported this morning that more ! than $150 had been contributed for the purchase of an oxygen ' tent, and that an order for this equipment h a d already been placed. I Chief Powers undertook to raise sufficient money for this equip ment at the request of the Nurses' Club. The equipment will be of i such nature that it may be trans ; ported to homes in the county as it is needed. More money was raised than is needed for the purchase of the j equipment, and the balance will i be used in the operation of the I tent. FBI Charges Man Sent Six Letters After Child Was Kidnaped NEWARK, N. J., March l!>.— (UP)—FBI agents have arrested Stanley Thomas Jasosky, 22, ir connection with tlie kidnaping ol Peter Levine, 12, it was announc ed today. Federal agents said Jasosk> was arrested last night and charg ed with extortion in sending si> letters, demanding $30,000 ran> som for the return of Peter, whe disappeared from his New Roch elle, N. Y., home February 21th The arrest was revealed wher Jasosky was arraigned in federa court before Commissioner Jos eph Holland. Details of the arrest were not divulged. SEADLUND SNEERS; CALLOUS AT COURT CHICAGO, March 19. (UP)— Federal Judge John P. Barnes to day ordered John Henry Sead lund executed April 19 for the kidnap-slaying of Charles S. Ross, but immediately granted 60 days for perfection of an appeal to higher courts, based on the alle gation that the Lindbergh kidnap law is unconstitutional. Seadlund, youthful lumberjack who chose kidnaping as a career to quick riches remained sneer ingly callous throughout the pro ceedings. He snapped a surly 'no' when the judge asked him if he had anything to say before re ceiving sentence and when given into custody of the United States marshal pending execution, Sead lund uttered a loud "humph." FHA OFFICE TO OPEN MONDAY J. Jackson Returning Home Qualified to Assist Applicants Johnathan Jackson, local attor ney, who will handle Federal Housing: Loans, was expected to return to Hendersonville tonight or tomorrow after receiving in struction at the FHA office in (J reensboro. An office will be opened on Monday morning in the old Citi zens Bank building, and Mr. Jack son will be in the office to assist in making applications for such loans, especially under Title 2 Roy C. Bennett, county chair man, stated today that the office would definitely be open for 30 days to give assistance in making applications, and probably for a longer period if necsesary. HITLER WANTS 4 MORE YEARS IN CHANCERY Berlin Hears Czechs Will Grant Representation to Germans REICH IS TOLD OF AUSTRIAN MERGER BERLIN, Mar. 19'TUP) —Reieh fuhrer Adolf Hitler Inst niirht de scribed to the Reichstag in glow ing terms his seizure of Austria and renewed his pledge that the third Reich will "protect" Germ ans living beyond its frontiers. Although he did not mention Czechoslovakia by name, none in his audience doubted that much of his speech was aimed at that country. A few hours later an nouncement was made in Prague that the Czech government had decided to give the German min ority a voice in the government on a proportionate basis. German official quarters de clined to discuss the Prague an nouncement pending receipt of its details, but it was indicated that any attempts to group the Sude ten Nazi German minority—claim ing the right to represent all Germans in Czechaslovakia—with other German groups there would be "insufficient." Hiter told the Reichstag that Germany has become a world pow er and described himself as Eu rope's man of peac?, but he ad ded : dul wrrai power wuuiu ly^i ate in the long run millions of her own nationality being bitterly maltreated at her own gates? "There are moments when self respecting nations are unable t o look on. Germany wants only peace but is always ready to fight for honor and existence to the last." He asserted, however, that he is a leader striving for peace and that German troops invaded Aus tria, not as conquerors, but as i brethren to spare the land of Der 1 Fuehrer's birth "the fate of Spain, because bloodshed was im minent." Hitler gave no clue as to the direction of his next thrust, or the means to be used and he avoided direct reference to Czech (Continued on page three) Set Centennial Group Gathering Here on Tuesday Mrs. Chas. R. Whitaker, chair man of the D.A.R. Henderson : County Centennial committee has I announced that there will be a meeting of the representatives of the different civic organizations interested in the centennial on Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock at the home of Mrs. R. P. Freeze on Washington street. This will be the first meeting of the different committees and Mrs. Whitaker has asked that all members be present at this time | in order that definite plans for1 the future may be made. Daniel Boone Blacksmith Daniel Roone, sixth lineal de scendant of the famous front , icrsman, and his brother Wade, have literally forged their way ; to fame as creators of wrought iron house hardware. Today's Daniel Boone is shown above at the Boone Forge which he and his brother conduct at Spruce Pine, N. C. They decry at tempts to dub them "artist!-," each preferring to be known as a "good blacksmith" as was their pioneer ancestor. SAVAl RITES ARE ARRANGED Funeral (or Retired Consul Will Be in Former N. J. Home City The body of John M. Savage, 73, retired U. S. consul, whu had made his home here for about three years, will be sent to his native city, Rahway, N. J., for burial. Mr. Savage died at his home on the county hume road yesterday morning about 10 o'clock after an illness of several months. Mr. Savage was a son of the late Judge and Mrs. George W. Savage, of Rahway. He entered the consular service in August, 1914, and served in numerous diplomatic posts until his retire ment in December, 1929. During his service he was sta tioned at Sheffield, England; Bel fast, Ireland; Dundee, Scotland, and Southampton, England, the latter being his last post before retirement. Alter retirement, Mr. and Mrs. Savage lived in New York City for a time before coming here. He is survived by his widow and a number of nieces and neph> ews. Over 1000 Held in Brazilian Fascist Plot to Kill Vargas, Seize Control RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, Mar. 19.—(UP)—A Brazilian Fascist plot to seize the govern ment after assassinating Presi dent Getulio Vargas arid other hgih officials with daggers mark ed with their names, has been crushed with the arrest of more than 1,000 persons, police reveal ed yesterday. The plotters include officers and men of the army and navy as well as members of the Fascist Integralist Action, outlawed I "green shirt" organization, i An undetermined number of casualties were reported when a police detachment, raiding Inte j gralist headquarters in the Bata foga district, was met by heavy gunfire from the occupants. Large quantities of arms and ammunition were said to have ; been seized in caches throughout the country. Also found in the basement of the home of Plinio Salgado, Integralist leader before disbandment and present head of the new Brazilian Cultural asso ciation, according to police, were 1 thousands of daggers on each of which was inscribed the name of a government official to be slain with that particular weapon. The newspaper Anoite said doc uments had been seized which linked the plot with foreign coun tries. Dispatches from Petropolis, Brazil's summer capital, said sev eral of the daggers bore Swasti kas on their handles. Police also found a list of per sons, including President Vargas, marked for assassination. The plotters had agreed upon the word "three" as the password on the night the revolt was to have broken out and three rock ets followed by three explosions at intervals of one minute each were arranged as the signal the uprising was underway. STRIKELESS STRIKE OVER CAMDEN, Ark. (UP)—County officials there had to wait for fair weather to end the "strikeless strike" of the Ouachita county , courthouse clock. When the clock ! was repaired its strike was ended —it began to strike again, ringing ' out each hour. RESTORATION OF RELATIONS NOW ASSURED Polish Army Massed on Border; War Spirit is Rampant GREAT POWERS ALL SOUGHT ADJUSTMENT WARSAW, Poland. Mar. 19.— (UP)—Lithuania today accepted the Polish ultimatum on restora tion of relation! and removed in so doing a grave threat to Euro pean peace. A formidable Polish army was massed on Lithuania's frontier and a Polish battle fleet was steaming off Memel, chief Lithu anian Baltic port when Lithuan ian minister at Tallinn, Esthonia, handed to the Polish minister there his country's acceptance of Poland's demands. In its reply, Lithuania accepted Poland's demand for immediate restoration of diplomatic rela tions. As a result legations are to be established at respective capi tals March 31, the final day men tioned by Poland for opening of 1 legations. As a result of the Lith uanian nottf, it was expected that within 48 hours Poland would re call its army of 250,000 troops massed on the Lithuanian fron I tier. The ultimatum due to expire Saturday night demanded, as its foremost point, that the Lithuan ian and Polish ministers in Tal linn, capital of nearby Esthoniu, exchange notes before the dead line reestablishing diplomatic re lations between the two countries. Any reservations on Lithuania's part would have been regarded by ! WarMTRr bb a rejection "leading to I grave consequences/' it wa# au thoritatively stated. I Lithuania's poorly equipped army of 24,000 men is outnum bered ten to one by the fighting forces of Marshal Edward Smigly Rydz, Poland's virtual dictator who last night assured his war demanding countrymen: ! "You can trust me and the Po ! lish army to safeguard Poland's interests." Great Britain, France, Ger many, Italy, Russia and virtually every influential power in Eu rope put aside their own grave (Continued on page three) Closing Program At Dana School Will Start Sunday j Commencement exercises inci dent to the closing of the Dana school will begin on Sunday af ternoon at 2:30 o'clock with the annual baccalaureate service, which will be held in the achuol auditorium. The Rev. J. 0. Owen, of Ashe ville, will deliver the sermon on this occasion. Graduation exercises of the school will be held on Thursday night at 8 o'clock at the school auditorium. The principal speak* er on this occasion will be the Rev. B. E. Wall, pastor of the First Baptist church. O. J. Hol ler, of the state board of educa tion, will also be present for these exercises. Twenty-two mem bers of the senior class will re ceive diplomas on Thursday night. The annual class play, given by members of the senior class, will be staged at the school auditor ium on next Friday night at 7:30 o'clock. 1,383 Acre Timber Land Lease Filed In a lease filed in the office of the register of deeds here yester day, the Saluda Land and Lum ber company leased 1,383 acres of land in Henderson and Tran sylvania counties to the Glouces ter Lumber company. The Saluda concern is incorpor ated in the state of Delaware and the Gloucester concern has its principal offices at Rosman. The land, lying in the two countries, is known as the Thomas Wilson-Godwin land. Mrs. Richardson Taken By Death Announcement was made today that Mrs. L B. Richardson, moth er of Mrs. Arthur Alden Carver,, formerly of Hendersonville, and' Mrs. Frank Willcox, of Tryon, , passed away at the home of Mrs. T. B. Allen, Friday, March 18.