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VOL 54.—No. 67.
Mexico Expropriates
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Foreign^ Oil Industry
\ct\on Marks Major Strug
I gle With Foreign In
dustries There
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
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
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
|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
Formal Approval Awaits President's
Big Naval Bill in House on Monday
President Roosevelt's billior.-dol
lar naval program was all but
formally approved by the house
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
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
Horn, to Mr. and Mrs. Lestei
Gibbs, 218 Schofield street, Jack
; sonville. Fla., on March 13, a son,
Michael David.
U. S. Withholds Action for
Present But Legality
Not Involved
(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
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.
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
"We in the United States believe
these three steps must be taken
| before permanent peace is assur
—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.
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.
Presidential Rebuke to Arthur Morgan at White House
Yesterday Said One of Mo§t Scathing in
Annals; He Reads Statement
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
—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
He gave Morgan until 1:30 p.
m. Monday to answer, yes or no,
whether he will co-operate in the
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)
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
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)
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
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."
J. Jackson Returning Home
Qualified to Assist
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.
Berlin Hears Czechs Will
Grant Representation
to Germans
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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>
Over 1000 Held in Brazilian Fascist
Plot to Kill Vargas, Seize Control
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.
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.
Polish Army Massed on
Border; War Spirit
is Rampant
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
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
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
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
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.

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