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Partly cloudy followed with scattered thunder*howers tonight. Friday generally fair, not »o Largest Daily Circulation of Any Newspaper in North Carolina in Proportion to Population GOOD AFTERNOON Pariiiaoi are the latest to tftlce up gas masks. It's comforting to know that Parts no longer dio tetes American styles. VOL. 57—No. 167 HENDERSONVILLE, N. C., THURSDAY, JULY 14, 1938 SINGLE COPIES, FIVE CENTS * * if * * * * * * * * CIC Suffers Double Setback 1,006 MEMBERS DRIVEN FROM LUMBER TOWN Move on in California With No Place For Their Families ORLEANS STRIKE LEADERS SENTENCED WEST WOOD, Calif. July 14. —One thousand members of the j Committee for Industrial Organi zation wandered throuyh Cali- j forma today after being driven from town with their families be cause of a labor dispute at the j Ked River Lumber company. The dispute has divided em ployes of the company into two camps, an industrial employe's union, and the lumber and saw mill worker's union, an affiliate of the C'lO. It began last week i when the company announced a. 1? 1-2 per cent wage decrease. The CIO employes refused to ac cept it arid walked out from their jobs. bitterness between the com pany sponsored union ami the CIO group increased when the lumber company closed its doors. The employes who were not mem bers of the CIO blamed the union for less of their jobs. The town of Westwood is own ed by the lumber company and controlled by the industrial em ployees union. Yesterday at an indignation meeting. the l.E.U. members set up a kangaroo court, and with the support of the police department, which is also con trolled by them, they began to conduct known CIO members and sympathizers out of town. A group of about a thousand (10 men attempted to call a meeting; at Red Butt', an adjoin ing community, but townspeople there refused them permission tt> hold a meeting. The refugees were driven on by indignant citi zens, who demanded that police evacuate them as soon as they ar rived. CIO REPUDIATES ORLEANS STRIKE NEW ORLEANS, July 14. —CIO's abandonment of the brok en taxicab strike was indicated last night with jail sentences for local leaders who repudiated the union under carefully directed (Continued on page three) LICENSES TO WED SHOW 18 pa. RISE HERE J. C. Coston, Register, Finds Situation of Re cent Years Reversed Marriage licenses issued by Register of Deeds J. C. Coston during the period from July 1, 1937 to June 30, 1938, showed an increase of 18 per cent over the corresponding period a year ago, Mr. Coston reported today. The situation of several years ago, when many Tar Heels went to South Carolina for their mar riage licenses, apparently has been reversed, according to Mr. Coston's figures; for during the above named period 125 licenses were issued to local people, and 126 to visitors. Of the 257 licenses issued dur ing the past 12 months, only six ' were issued to colored people, Mr. Coston pointed out. The oldest person to obtain a marriage license during the past year was 84 years old, and the youngest was 16 and had to be accompanied by her parents. Many interesting things occur in the issuance of marriage licens es, Mr. Coston said: For instance, during the past year he has sign ed the names for a number un able to write; many people write beforehand to obtain information, numbers wish no publicity on the licenses, and in many cases par ents write Mr. Coston to request that he refuses licenses to their children. In one case, Mr. Coston was approached by a man about "get ting a di-vorce." Electrical, Hail Storm Strikes City Temperatures ranging around 90 degrees and dry weather of the past several days were brok en about noon today with a heavy downpour of rain, accompanied by some hail and an electrical storm. The rainfall between noon and 12:30 p. in., was meastured :il .7.'5 inches, more than has fallen in the first J 2 days of the month. MCARRANWINS APPLAUSE; F. R. IS COOL TO HIM President Fraternizes With Hiiliard, Foe's Oppo nent For Senate AIHIAKD PRESIDENT ROOS EVELT'S SPECIAL TRAIN EN, ROUTE TO SAN FRANCISCO, July 14. (UP)—President Roose velt reached California today, ending a 3,000 mile cross country tour that has been marked by speeches in which he asked voters to s«*nd "liberal" candidates to congress. In California the chief executive will make three speech es, visit the site of the 19.'19 San Francisco exposition and the bat tle fleet. ABOARD ROOSEVELT SPEC IAL, K.N ROUTE TO SAN FRAN CISCO, July 14. (UP)—Presi dent Roosevelt passed into Cali fornia last night 0n his transcon tinental tour, leaving1 no doubt in the minds of Nevadans of his friendliness toward Albert Mill iard, New Deal candidate who is opposing Sen. Pat McCarran in the September Democratic pri mary. Although the president's rear platform appearances emphasized the need for water conservator! and development and did not mention politics, the chief execu tive utilized every opportunity to show his liking for Hilliard —re ferring to him as "Al" and "Bro ther Hilliard." In Imlay, the president thanked McCarran for presenting him "with a mess of tish" and lauded Gov. Richard Kirman for the "splendid cooperation he has *riv en us in Washington." In intro ducing those on the platform at Sparks, the president gestured to ward McCarran as "the senator" and then turned around and plac ed his hand on Hililard's shoulder and called him "Brother Hil liard." McCarran, who had vigorously fought the president's supreme court and government reorganiza tion measures, appeared on the platform smiling, drawing ap ulause from the crowd. The senator already has f.jlt administration displeasure twice in the past two weeks—once by the replacement of an appointee as U. S. district attorney and an other time by the ignoring1 of his recommendations in the appoint ment of members of the civil aviation authority created by the McCarran-Lea bill. Mr. Roosevelt entered Califor nia at Truckee. His next public* appearance was scheduled for Crockett, Calif., where he will in spect the Mare Island navy base. Close friends of the president on his transcontinental tour were of the opinion that he would maintain a hands-off course in California developments for sev eral reasons: First, because he has shown no inclination earlier to step into the picture where gubernatorial fortunes are con cerned; and second, because all yf the California nominees are regarded more or less as adminis (Continued on page six) HUGGINS"-SENTELL REUNION WILL BE AT BEULAH CHURCH A joint announcement was made yesterday by Roy Huggins of Hendersonville, and R. N. Sen tell of Penrose, that the Huggins Sentell reunion, which had been announced for Sunday, July 24, at Crab Creek church, beginning at 10 a. m., will not be held there, but will be held • at the Beaulah Baptist church, the same date and hour. The change was made be cause of a conflict of dates at Creb Creek church. All relatives and friends of the two families are urged to be present for the event at Beaulah church. She May "Come Out" for $100,000 ' Newport, R. I., socialites will see about the grandest debut in their j memory, if the rumored $100,000 coming-out party for 17-year old Evalyn McLean, abo\e, materializes. Her mother, Evalyn Walsh McLean, wealthy Washington ownvr of tin- $2,000,000 Hope diamond, denied the report, but admitted she doesn't "add up the check stubs." Mrs. McLean also said CIO leader John L. I Lewis would be a ^uest. REV. DR. CAMPBELL, PIONEER MINISTER, WILL INAUGURATE ! CENTENNIAL WITH SERMON Will Be Preceded by Old Harmony Sin? After - noon of July 31 j The Rev. Robert F. Campbell, D. D., retired pastor of the First Presbyterian church, of Asheville, | and one of the pioneer ministers of Western North Carolina, will deliver the sermon at the relig ious service on Sunday evening, July 31, in connection with the opening of the Henderson County Centennial celebration. The program of the Centennial will open in the afternoon with a program of old harmony singing, and the religious service will be held in the evening at 8 o'clock. Members of the Centennial committee today issued an invita ! tation to all ministers of the county and city to attend this ser- . vice with their congregations and sit on the rostrum. Mrs. Charles Morrow is in I charge of music for this service and issues an invitation to all choirs and choral groups of the county to join in leading the sing ing from the rostrum. The Rev. Jas. P. Hurke, pastor of. St. James Episcopal church, will preside at this service, and the invocation will be delivered by the Rev. A. 1. Justice, one of the pioneer ministers of this sec tion. The Scripture reading will be conducted by the Rev. N. Colin H ughes. Special music and congregaton | al singing will also be a feature I of the program. AVERY AGAIN SETS SAIL FOR GENEVA IN TINY 18-FOOT BOAT I MIAMI, Fla., July 14. (UP)— Guy Avery, 33, a former laundry 1 truck driver, was sailing north last night off the Florida East Coast in a tiny 18-foot boat in which he hopes to reach Genoa, Italy. Avery, who left Tampa on May 12, planned to sail northward to Charleston, S. C., before setting i out across the Atlantic. The ad venturer, who admitted he never before had sailed a boat in open ' water, expected to reach Genoa iwithin five months. CROWD HANGS NLRB EFFIGY Follows Chairman's Ruling Barring Attorney From Hearing WASHINGTON, July 14. (UP) —The National Labor Relations board last night set July 29 for fiearing1 arguments on an appeal from an unpreeendted ruling by (Continued on page six) CHIANG HURLS RESERVES TO BATTLE JAPS Bulk of Last Forces Are Thrown Into Fight to Halt Hankow Drive ENCIRCLEMENT BY INVADERS CERTAIN SHANGHAI, July 14. (UP)— j Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek today threw the bulk of his last reserves into a land, water and air offensive against large Japa nese f u r c e s driving toward China's provisonal capital in i Hankow and claimed a series of ' spectacular victories. Seven «»r more Japanese war- < ships were damaged in aerial bombings on the Japanese fleet, in the Yangtse river below Kiuk-' iarig, the Chinese said, and United Press correspondents confirmed that at least one Japanese mine layer was proceeding to Shanghai with her stern partly blown out. In South China the Kwangtung provincial government asserted Chinese forces had reoccupied most of Namoa Island, off Swa tow, which was seized by Japan ese blue-jackets last month. Chine forces, too, still were holding the waterfront of Kiu kiang, a key city in Hankow's southeastern defenses, and were battering the Japanese armies around Hukow—just east of Kiu kianjj across the entrance to l-ake Poyang—with artillery. Despite the vigor of the Chin ese counter-attacks, however, for eign military attaches hene and in Hankow believed the Wu-Han cities (Wuchang, Hankow and Hanyang) —Traditional military heart of China—soon would fall to the encircling Japanese forces. Then, it was believed, the Jap anese would halt thei r military 1 operations for a time and make a new "peace drive." Foreign consuls general in Shanghai told the United Press they had reports that the Japa nese were considering new inter national agreements with regard to China and would suggest a "modernization" of the present! nine-powers treatv which is sup posed to assure China's territorial ■ integrity. POTATO VINE WITH ! TOMATOES GROWING ON IT IS SHOWN HERE H. E. Stevens in displaying at The Times-News office, tomatoes' ! which were grown on potato vin es. Having seen an article in the paper about such growth, Mr. Stevens brought in a similar vine which was grown by Hayman Poole, of Balfour, for display. j Mr. Stevens also brought in a potato vine on which potatoes grew at a distance of several feet from the stem. REFUGEE PARLEY READY FOR FINAL VOTE ON PLAN FRIDAY Is Provisionally Accepted by All Bui One Nation; But Small Nations Fear Offense to Germany EVIAN, France, July 14. (UP) The small nations of the Interna ;ional Refugee conference last light approved the plan of the Jnited States, Britain and France ;o seek orderly emigration of rac al. religious and political out :ases to new homes across the >ea. One by one, Latin-American md small European nations ac :epted provisionally the resolu ,ion embodying a new, permanent •efugee organization. It will be roted on formally Friday, but last light only the Colombian delega ;ion was still awaiting instruc ,ions from its government. Other ielegations accepted the resolu ;ion, with slight revision of its ;ext. Some of the Latin-American •epublics were worried about the strong phrases at which Germany night take offense, especially the lemand that German permit in voluntary emigrants to take their jroperty with them. Delegates of ;he "Big Three" powers, howev er, insisted that the cause be re gained and said the alterations nade were minor ones. The Latin-American delegates vere particularly concerned with the proposal by the "Big Three" ; —France, Britain and the United . States—that the permanent com mittee, to be set up in London the first of August, should try to help persons who want to leave the country of their prigin as well as those who have already fled. This proposal, according to the delegates from the small powers, is viewed as an interference with j the Reich's internal affairs, and | may lead to diplomatic controver sies between Germany and the permanent committee. Many of the delegates express-1 ed concern over the use of such j phrases as "forced migration," and the outline of the director's tasks—to "undertake negotiations to improve the present conditions of chaotic exodus and replace' them with conditions of orderly emigration." The statement that countries' which receive refugees "are en-1 titled to expect that the country of origin will make its contribu tion by enabling involuntary emi grants to take with them their property and possessions and emi grate in an orderly manner," *vas also viewed as a potential trouble maker. i Tracing Round-the-World Dash Following almost the same route as did the late Wiley Post in 1933, Howard Hughes speeds his $200,000 Lockheed plane east ward in an attempt to break Post's record of 115 hours 36 1-2 minutes total flying time around the globe. The broken line in the map above traces Hughes' flight as far as Moscow. From that city onward, Hughes was expected to follow approximately the same course as that taken by Post (solid line)—except that the stops would not be the same. HUGHES WEARY BUT IN GOOD HUMOR REACHING FAIRBANKS Wiley Post's Widow And Joe Crosson Greet Aviators There FAIRBANKS, Alaska, July 14. ( L*I' >—Aiming for a globe-cir cling record of loss than four days, Howard Hughes and four companions roared away from Fairbanks in their twin-motored monoplane yesterday afternoon to negotiate the final 3,794 miles to New York, starting point of their record-breaking flight. The fliers were in Fairbanks only one hour and 18 minutes, departing at 3:3(i p. m. (9:36 p. m., EDT). They arrived here from Yakutsk, Siberia, at 2:18 p. »n. (8:18 p. m., KDT). When the fliers left here their elapsed time out of New York was three days, four hours, 19 minutes ahead of the record of the late Wiley Post, who was six days, six hours, 35 minutes out of New York when he left Fair-1 banks at the time he set the pres-1 ent record of seven days, 18 hours, i 50 minutes in 1933. On reaching here, Hughes' average flying time was 209.-1 miles an hour for | the entire trip. Hughes immediately began! studying weather charts in prep aration for the take-off for home. A message from the plane af-; ter it was in flight to United Air j transport at Edmonton said that | Hughes planned to fly directly to ( St. Paul. Minn. The route the fliers selected would affort them a maximum amount of daylight during their I flight. It is approximately 2,400 miles I from Fairbanks to Minneapolis j and about 300 miles farther to ; Chicago. The distance from Min-*i neapolis to New York is about 1,000 miles. Hughes said he would not stop at Edmonton, Alta., but would fly over the city. He said he would continue to New York if his gasoline supply held out, but would land at Min-' neapolis if it were in danger of becoming exhausted. The Texan and his four com-j panions were eager to get back into the air. When asked for de-) tails of the flight over the great j Siberian wastes, Hughes replied: "I haven't time to talk now. We , friust get back in the air and keep moving." His face was covered with a thre^-day growth of beard. Simi-! lar growths adorned his compan-' ions, Lt. Thomas Thurlow and Harry P. Connor, his navigators; Richard Stoddart, radio officer; and Edward Lund, the engineering officer. The beards covered any signs of fatigue which might have marked the faces of the five men who have been on the ground only 19 hours and 50 minutes since they left New York City last Sunday night. The men were cheerful as they awaited the refueling and tests (Continued on page three) Hepburn Hurries To New York For Hughes' Welcome OLD SAYBROOK, Conn., July 14. (UP)—Katherine Hepburn, screen and stage star, whose engagement to Howard Hughes has been re ported frequently and de nied, left hurriedly today by automobile from the summer home of her parents at Fen wick Point. It was assumed she would drive to New York to greet Hughes upon his arrival from Minneapolis as he finished his round-the-world flight. Within ten minutes after the news was flashed that Hughes' plane had landed at Minneapolis, the family car headed toward the Boston Post Road. Miss Hepburn was believed to be the only pas senger. At the house, reporters were told that "Miss Hep burn is not at home. No, we don't know where she is." She was expected to ar rive at Floyd Bennet Feld about 2 p. m., EDT. J. H. SEADLUND DIES IN CHAIR, Wants Expiation of Ross Kidnap-Murder Over With Quickly CHICAGO, July 13. (UP)— John Henry Seadlund, 27, Hawk nosed lumberjack who turned to crime in quest for "easy money," | died in the Cook county jail elec tric chair for the kidnap slaying of Charles Ross, 72, retired Chi-: cago greeting card manufacturer.' Seadlund, who was anxious to "get it over with as quickly as possible," died in less than four minutes after he was strapped in 1 the chair by a pair of husky guards. LT. RICHARD TODD IS AT FORTRESS MONROE Second Lieutenant Richard Todd, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Todd, of Hendersonville, has re ported to Fortress Monroe, Va., where he will serve with the reg ular army for a period of one year. Lt. Todd holds a commission in the Coast Artillery Reserve. He was graduated from The Citadel, Charleston, S. C., in June. ' ONE OF GREAT ACHIEVEMENTS IN AIR ANNALS Flight Around World Is Finished in 91 Hours 17 And Half Minutes FLOYD BENNETT FIELD, N. Y., July 14. (UP) Howard Hughes, first man ever to circle the world in the span of four days, land ed here at 12:37 y2 (CST) 1 in his super airplane, stained with the dust of three con tinents. Like a thoroughbred that is fastest on the run down the home stretch, Hughes and his four companions roared in from Minneapolis on a 40-mile tailwind, hit ting at times the highest speed of the entire flight of 14,690 miles. When the wheels of the bitf plane bumped on the concrete runway here Hughes had cut in half the best previous round-the world record of 186 hours 49^ minutes, made by the late Wiley Post in 1933. Hughes had crossed three con tinents and two oceans since leav- j ing this same field at 5:20 p. in. i (CST) last Sunday. His official round-the-world time was 91 hours 17 Me minutes. It was a shining achievement, one of the great triumphs of aviation for the five bearded and weary men and the stout ship that car ried them through frozen blasts of the Arctic and the hot winds of American prairies between two sunsets. The end of the flight came un der gray skies on a field where 30,000 people aroused with admi ration as they had not been since (Continued on page three) FSALOANIS COUNTY'SHRST J Newil Hill Receives $2600 Check; Taking Over Dennid Farm Clifford E. Craver, county FSA. supervisor in charge of the rural rehabilitation and tenant luan programs in this county, announc ed today that a $2,600 check has been presented to Newil Hill for the purchase /ind improvement of a farm. It is the first tenant pur chase check to be presented in this county. The Hill family, consisting of VIr. and Mrs. Hill, and two chil dren ranging from 1 to 3 years, is buying the Dermid place, a 45 icre farm three miles southwest >f Hendersonville. The farm will :ost $2,225.00 and the remainder jf the loan will be used in repair ing building, wiring the house for electricity, and building a new poultry house. This loan was made possible by the Bankhead-Jones Farm Tenant ict which committed the govern ment to a policy of helping indus tious tenants to become owners »nd to make a better living by idopting good farming methods. Money available for this year limits these loans to a few desig nated counties, including this lounty, and to not more than ten tenants to the county. Congress has authorized additional money for the future, Mr. Craver ex plained that the family will have 10 years to repay the loan at an interest rate of three per cent, which is based upon sound plans, figured on the earning capacity of the family and the farm. In buying the farm under this plan, the family will have the county supervisors' helpful advice in tho planning of their crops and in de veloping good farming practices. A. variable payment plan will en able Mr. Hill to make heavier payments in good years and light er payments in bad crop years. Mr. Craver explained that the first loan approved in this county was for Mr. John H. Anderson, but that Mr. Hill received his :heck first because the seller got the title papers ready first.