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WEATHER
Cloudy and unsettled tonight
and Saturday with possible itii«l
or rain
tin* (Ltntr
GOOD AFTERNOON
A strike at an eastern tannt-iy
hat finally brrn icttled, and all
ihi tvoil.eic have guur L». u nit-y
hi Jn'if
Largest Daily Circulation of Any Newspaper in North Carolina in Proportion to Population
VOL. 57—No. 216
HENDERSON VILLE, N. CM FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 1938
SINGLE COPIES, FIVF. CENTS
Ab
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OSION
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City Rescin Is School Bone!' fax Levy
NOW CHANGED
County A«eiit Asks Curb
Market Competition
Be Limited
ASKKD TO PROMOTE
W PA GOLF PROJECT
In regular session at the city
hall ia^l ni; ht. the board of city
< omini>^ioners. on the advice uf
I'ity \ttoriiey J. K. Shipman, re
scinded previous action in !e\y
:Hr a tax rate of 1"> cents per hun
dred dollar \aluation to take care
• I out tainliii^ indebtedness of
the city graded school district.
Action was taken after Mr.
Shiptnun explained to the com
missioners that attorneys for
holders of the bonds, who also
hold judgments against the school
»' • * * » » i - i i 1:
VII31I IUIU auu liurvi pirttuui^o
before the U. S. District court at
Asheville to allege that Hender
son county was liable for the in
debtedness.
Pending final action on the is
mi»- involved, the commissioners
will not levy taxes for this in
debtedness.
The resolution ado|>ted last
flight was a> follows:
'•\Vh«*reas, at a special meeting
of the board of commissioners on
August the commissioners
made a levy of 15 cents per hun
dred dollar valuation on property
inside the city limits to bo applied
to the bonded indebtedness of the
Hendei-sonville graded school dis
trict. and
"Whereas, at a hearing in the
L?. S. district court at Ashe
ville on August 2i>. on application
for a mandamus against the city,
school district, and Henderson
county, attorneys representing
certain bondholders who have
judgments against said district
took the position that the county
of Henderson had assumed said
indebtedness and obtained leave
of the court to amend the peti
tion accordingly, and,
"Whereas, this board is now of
the opinio!) no tax should l»e lev
ied by the city pending the deter
mination of the question of liabil
ity of the county for said indebt
edness.
"Now, therefore, on motion of
J. H. Kivgan, seconded by B. L.
Foster, it is ordered that said ac
tion be and the same is hereby re
scinded."
Several matters of business
were considered by the board la>t
night. 0. 1>. White, county farm
agent, appeared representing the
Mutual Curb market and asked
that the commissioners take ac
tion to protect members of the
market from indiscriminate sell
ing by out-of-state growers in
stalls in the vicinity of the market
011 King street.
" 1 ne majority 01 mese peopie
are retailing out-of-state produce
at lower prices than those prevail
ing at the curb market and the
result is demoralizing to our own
curb market," Mr. White said.
"There is no objection to a
grower selling his own produce at
wholesale," Mr. White said, hut
he added that "some restriction
should be made in favor of the
curb market and local merchants."
After a discussion, the commis
sioners took no formal action on
the request, but assured Mr.
Whit** of cooperation in working
out regulations to solve the prob
lem.
C. L. (irey, president of the
Hendersonville Golf and Country
club, appeared before the com
missioners to ask assistance in
(Continued on page five)
C. C. OATES, JR., TO DO
POST-GRADUATE WORK
C. C. ()ates, Jr., son of Mr. and
Mrs. C. C. Oates, left yesterday
for Chapel Hill, where he will take
two years post-arraduate work in
pharmacy on a fellowship granted
by the American Pharmaceutical
association.
THURSDAY
Maximum temperature—8'.) de
grees.
Minimum—62 degrees.
Mean—75.5 degrees.
Day'.* range—27 degrees.
Normal mean temperature for
September—66.9 degrees.
Rainfall to date—2.97 inches
Normal raim'ail—6.04 inches.
WPA AND PROPERTY OWNERS
MAY PROCEED ON SIDEWALK
CONSTRUCTION UNDER PLANS
New Rifle Fires
.") Times Faster
Automatic cartridge ejection
arul a firing speed five times
faster than the rifles now used
are features of tin* U. S. Army's
new oU-calibor rifle, being
shown here by Lieut. Col. Al
fred B. Johnson, ordnance de
partment officer in the Chicago
office »»!* the \\ ar Department,
the gun holds eight cartridges,
and gas from the explosion
ejects the cartridge, eliminat
ing tin hand-operated bolt ac
tion ol tile o Id rifles.
Cooperative Arrangements
for Projects Completed
by Commission
! hroujih co-operation of tic
W PA and Hendersortvi!!*.* proper
ty owners. tin* city of Henderson
villi* is now ready to pidccftl with
tin* construction of paved side
' walks in flu* city. Formal approv
a! «>| tin* plan was jjiven l»v tin
eitv commissioners in ses.-ion la.-t
night.
At thi* same time. commission
ers insisted that thi* city would
not be responsible for any expen*
diture of funds in connection with
t hi* project, and that property
owners must [>ut up their share of
the funds before work is started.
I'ndi'i terms of the plan, the
WI'A will supply labor for the
projects and cement. Sand and
stone for the construction must be
supplied by property owners, and
work must be done on at least a
, citv block.
The cost of sand and stone has
been figured at approximately 4f>
cents per cubic yard, it Was stat
ed. Thus the cost of sidewalks to
individual property owners will be
very small.
In the event any professional
labor is needed, such as surveying
property lines preliminary to lay
ing cement, this cost must be
borne by the individual property
owner.
Several projects have already
been worked out with property
owners along this line, and the
frst construction will be done on
Seventh avenue east between Ash
and ('lurry streets and on Fifth
avenue west for a distance of
about 7T> feet from Justice street.
The city also plans to grade a
sand sidewalk on Sixth avenue
west from the end of the present
sidewalk to Oakland cemetery.
Full information as to details
of these projects may be obtained
at the city hall.
CITY SCHOOLS, LAYING HEAVY
STRESS ON SAFETY. EXTEND
PATROLS TO ALL SCHOOLS
KIWANIS WINS
TO EVEN COll
IN SOFTBALI
To Resume Championshif
Series With Chipman
La C. Monday Night
The Kiwauis club softball tean
evened the count in the Hender
son county league play-off las
night b\ defeating Chipman-La
Crosse 11 to 5.
Kach team has won one gam*
and the three out of live series ti
determine the league champion
ship will be resumed on Morula;
night at x o'clock at tin- fhipmai
athletic field.
I he Kiwanians took an earl;
lead last night, scoring in the firs
inning when White singled, wen
to third on an error and scored oi
an infield out.
Chipman scored two runs in th
third on four hits, and added thre
more runs in the fourth on tw
hits and three kiwanis errors.
The Kiwanians scored two run
in the fourth on a hit and erroi
and put the game safely away ii
the fifth with ei£ht runs on sevei
hits, a base on balls and an erroi
Jack VYestall, of Chipman, too
batting honors with a single, dou
ble and triple in three trips to bat
(Continued on page six)
SENATE GROUP WILL
PROBE GEORGIA'S
POLITICAL SCALPINC
WASHINGTON, Sept. H. (UP
The senate campaign investigat
ing committee today announced i
is taking up with federal offi
cials the dismissal of two federa
employes in Georgia who support
ed the re-election campaign o
Senator Walter George. Presiden
Roosevelt has opposed George'
1 renomin&tion.
More emphasis is being placed
upon safety than at any other
I previous time by thr city schools
this year, ami safety patrols, now
I in operation to a*<ist childrren
across streets at the Fourth ave
nue budding will he extended to
inc'ude other school buildings.
Through the co-operation of the
j city police department and an in
.! tensive program of safety educa
tion, it is felt that much good lias
been accomplished in preventing
serious accidents.
Kreetion of school zone signs
and patrolling of streets during
the hours in which children are
i traveling to and from school has
j been effected by police officers.
The city schools have been car
; rying on a program of education
" | in grammar and high schools. This
L! program is carried on through in
. I struction by teachers, reading ma
; terial, and in other ways.
The co-operation of school pa
? j trons is requested in picking up
>: children after school hours. Peo
. pie who reside in northwest Hen
r dersonville are asked to pick up
children on Oakland street, those
1 . living in Laurel Park and Lenox
• Park to nick ud children on Hth
r avenue above the auditorium en
l trance. This permits scattering of
, traffic and reduction of hazards.
Children who ride bicycles to
' , school should place them back of
the building. The rear entrance
^ has been closed to other traffic as
? a safeguard for cyclists.
: MISS fiAYDON
IS ABSOLVED
Found Not Culpable in
Wreck Killing Span
ish Count
MIAMI, Fla., Sept. 9. (LP).—
| A coroner's jury today exonerat
ed Miss Mildred Gaydon, night
club cigarette girl, of blame in
' the death of Count of Covadonga,
- her companion who was fatally in
t jured when Miss Ga.vdon's auto
- mobile struck a light pole.
I The jury held that the count,
- who was the eldest son of the ex
f iled king of Spain came to his
t death as the result of an unavoid
3 able accident with no criminal
1 negligence involved.
SLUSH FUNDS
IN KENTUCKY
ARE CHARGE!)
Senate Committee Hits
Both Sides in Recent
Election There
ICKES JOINS F.D.R. IN
LIBERAL PARTY PLAN
WASHINGTON, Sept. !>. ll'l'i
TIk* senate campaign committee
last night charged M«r tac
tions in the recent Kentucky
Democratic primary campaign
with soliciting support of state
and federal employes on behalf
of the candidacies of Senate
.Majoriily Leader Allien \\ Uark
ley and his unsuccessful oppon
ent. CjIov. A. I!. (Ilappy) Chand
ler.
The committee asserted in con
nection with Chandler's campaign
that $71,54.'! slush fund was col
lected among Kentucky state
employes in charge of social se
curity and road funds. At the
same time it alleged that WT'A
officials organized an elaborate
campaign in helialf of Barkley.
The charges were contained in
( letters to Chairman Arthur J.
Altmeyer of the federal social
security hoard and WT'A Adniin
I istrator Harry L Hopkins.
Committee Chairman Morris
Sheppard, I)., Tex., made the ac
cusations public shortly after he
had announced his group had ask
I ed the justice and post office de
partments to inquire into the poli
I tical activity of a Salisbury, Md..
postmistress on behalf of Kep.
i lhtvid J. Lewis, endorsed by Pres
ident Roosevelt against conserva
live Sen. Millard K. Tydings in
(ht* Sept. 12 primary.
On another political front,
meantime, Secretary of the Inter
| ior Harold I,. lckes joined Mr.
| Roosevelt's tight to liberalize the
Democratic party, but warned that
a clear-cut split along liberal
conservatives lines might meet
the same fate as the progressive
"Hull Moose" movement led by
j Theodore Roosevelt in liM'J.
In his letter to Altmeyer, Shep
paril said the committee's inves
ligation indicated that funds were
I so loci ted from state employes
"and in many instances virtually
assessed in the political interests
of candidate A. B. Chandler."
Sheppard said the committee's
findings were supported by affi
davits which indicate:
1. That $7,700 was collected
from employes of the old-age as
sistance division of the state wel
fare department.
2. That 150 employes of the
unemployment compensation com
mission in Kentucky were virtu
ally assessed a total of $3,500 on
the basis of approximately two
per cent of their annua) salaries
"which was turned over to the
custodian of the Chandler cam
paign fund."
That at least three persons
on the payroll of the old-age as
sistance division spent several
months campaigning for ( hand
ler.
4. That $4,li4.'5 was collected
from the personnel of the state j
welfare departmnet.
The committee also charged
that $50,099.70 was collected
from the state highway depart-j
inent personnel.
In the letter to Hopkins, the
committee said it was disappoint
ed over his failure to give the
result of his investigation of pre
vious charges in connection with
the campaign.
"We are now enclosing the
statement of our investigators |
summarizing evidence obtained in
Kentucky," the letter said.
"This summary impresses the
(Continued on page live)
Fancy No. 2 Nazi (Jreets Plain No.!
I
j Their garb i" as sharp contrast as their persoualil ies, I'hancellor
Hitler and (Jein-ral llerinaiiii (loeriniv, 11is chief lieiilenaiil, are
pictured in the radiophoto above as they met at Llie* great annual
Nazi party cuiijfiv.ss in Nuremberg. Tin* hVichsfuchrer, garbed in
the simple I'n-ld miil*<>rm he art'ects, is shown shaking bauds with
the (Jelieral, who, dressed in a elf de iriu-d, b^uit-daled dress uili
form, carries a field marshal's bafuii.
Europe Convinced U. S. Morally
Allied To Help England, And I
France To Stop Adolph Hitler
ROTARYBOARD
PLEDGES AID IN
COUNTY FAIR
Centennial Committee, Bert
Boyd Voted Commenda
tion for Activities
Tin* directors of tin* Henderson
ville Kotary flul» at their monthly
meeting last night voted a resolu
tion of commendatioii to Bert A.
Boyd for making possible the rec
reational facilities of Boyd Park;
to the Centennial committee for
the fine work done on Henderson
county's 100th anniversary, and
assured the Henderson County
Fair committee of their support in
arranging a fair for next year.
Stressing the great good which
Boyd Park has been to Henderson
ville, both to local people and to
visitors, the directors expressed
their appreciation of the great
service that Rutarian Bert Boyd
(Continued on page tin we) <•
SEMI-ANNUAL DOLLAR DAYS
SET FOR NEXT WEEK-END
Hendersonville's semi - annual
Dollar Days will be held next
Thursday, Friday and Saturday,
according to a decision reached
yesterday at a meeting of the
merchants division of the cham
ber of commerce.
The event will be community
wide, and all leading stores are
expected to participate. In antici
pation of Dollar Days, which have
always been an important stimu
lus to business, merchants today
be^an assembling special values
in seasonable merchandise. Men's,
women's and children's clothing,
household necessities, furniture,
shoes, millinery, dry goods and
ether items will be included in the
three-day sale. Additional pur-J
chases were made this week, with
shipments due to arrive early next
week in time for the event.
For the opening day, many "su-,
per bargains" will he offered, and
it was agreed that stores offering
specials i'or Dollars Days will open
at the same time—9 a. ni. For
some former Dollar Days prizes j
and other similar inducements
were offered to shoppers, hut dur
ing the event now being planned
the cost of these prizes will be
passed on to customers in extra
savings in their purchases, it waSj
said.
A special Dollar Days edition
of The Times-News will be pub-,
lished next Wednesday. '
Late Official IJllerances
Point to View U. S. Po
sition Changed
15y WI.BB MILLER
(Copyright, 1918, United Pr«?*»)
l.UNDON, Sept W. (UP)—Eu-,
rope is convinced that the United
St:iles has morally ailied herself
with (jicat Britain and Franc? to
stop Adolph Hitler.
The British, in particular, be
lieve there is a vague but discern
ible "peace axis" stretching from
Washington to London to Paris.
They do not believe that the Unit
ed States has made any definite
commitments, but are convinced
the axis is effective for the pur
pose of bringing moral pressure
on Germany to avoid aggression
against Czechoslovakia. Emphasis j
on the word "moral" does not dis-•
count in their minds the effective-1
ness of the peace axis.
These developments have nour
ished a revised European view of
America's position:
1. President Roosevelt's speechi
declaring that the United States
would "not stand idly by" in case
Canada were attacked.
2. Ambassador William C. Bul
litt's speeches at Rheiins and Bor
deaux (obviously authorized by
Washington), saying that "the
United States and France are
working together to preserve
peace, may we be successful . . .
us we have been when we marched
together under the flags of war."
:i. Ambassador Josph Kennedy's
speech in Scotland citing settle
ment of the Anglo-American dis
pute over Pacific island rights as
a guide to European trouble
makers.
■4. The series of broadcasts by
Secretary of State Cordell Hull]
aimed toward resoration of inter
national law and consolidation of
the so-called democratic nations'
against "international anarchy." j
These declarations, it is empha
sized in London, cannot be taken ,
as anything but the development'
of a carefully planned policy, in j
which the speeches of Washing- j
ton's ambassadors are an author- j
ized part.
As if to underline that view, |
there has been a series of develop
ments in Britain complimentary
(Continued on page three) |
Britons Fear Nazis Will Demand Own
Police Protection, As Firsl
Invasion Phase
i ——
PRAGUE, Sept. 9. (UP)—The Sudeten German party
today refused to resume negotiations with the Czech gov
ernment for a peaceful solution of the minority crisis until
the Maehrisch-Ostrau incident is liquidated
Mediators have been seeking a resumption of ne^olmo
tions which wrnr broken off as a result of the alleged bral"
I inij of Sudeten representatives by Czech police al OitraU.
LONDON, Sept. 9. (UP)—The British government to
day received information which causes it to believe that
the Czechoslovak situation is at the explosion point.
In official as well as unofficial quarters it was asserted
that the crisis is the gravest since 1914.
It is understood that Great Britain and France are
1 ready at the moment's notice to put into effect their joint
1 defense plan which their general staffs have perfected.
Both the French and British fleets are ready for action.
British fears were pointed by one important factor,
which was no more than a possibility, but a dangerous ont.
There was belief that incidents in Czechoslovakia
< might explain matters. It was suggested that Sudeten
; German and Nazi assertions that the Czech government
was not in control of its security forces might be prelim*
inary to a demand by Germany that the Nazi police be
permitted to control the Sudeten area. It was suggested
that such a move might really be tile first phase of armed
i intervention.
The Nu/.i policemen, u wai iuk"
jested, would be organized locally
in the Sudeten area and nominal
ly, if not actually, would be Sude*
tent. But in any event, it wai
suggested, the move might really
be the first phase of "armed inter
vention."
That was not confirmed. It was
recalled, however, that Field Mar*
»hal Heiinami Goering was report*
ed recently to have sounded out
Cen. Joseph Vuillemin, chief of
staff of the French Air Force, on
such a possibility during Vuille
min's recent visit to Germany.
Vuillemin was said to have re
plied that his government would
consider any such armed interven
tion an act of aggression. Would
France fight'.' Goering was said to
have asked. Vuillemin was report
ed to have replied affirmatively, j
Sir Neville Henderson, British
ambassador to Germany, saw Joa- I
chim von Ribbentrop, German for-'
eign minister, at Nuremberg to
day. He was believed to have said
the British government looks at
the Sudeten German minorit/
problem with anxiety and any ias.1
step might be a serious matter in
\ulving many nations.
That was almost the sole posi
tive factor in the diplomatic situs
tion of the moment. Adolf Hitler
was at Nuremberg with his Nazis,
preparing a speech on foreign pol
icy for delivery Monday.
An authoritative British spokes,
man said this afternoon:
"The situation is very, verv
delicate. Issues of clearly great
moment are now at stake. Ther^
should be a great sense of respon
sibility by everyone to avoid giv
ing currency to rumors and to
make it plan what is at stake "
There was no amplification of
his statement.
BRITISH ENVOY WARNS NAZIS
AGAINST ANY RASH STEPS
NUREMBERG, Sept. 9. < IJ P >
Sir Neville Henderson, British am
bassador, told Germany today that
the British government views the
Czech crisis with anxiety and that
any rash steps might involve many
nations, it was reported in well-1
informed sources.
Henderson conferred with (for
eign Minister Joachi mVon Kib- I
bentrop of Germany shortly after |
noon oil instructions of the Lon
don government to make clear to
the Nazi leaders the viewpoint of
Great Britain.
There have been suggestions
that some Nazi extremists take j
the attitude that Britain would i
not tight for Czechoslovakia in:
event of a war in central Europe,
and it was understood Hender
son's task was to make clear to
Adolf Hitler's chief advisers the
firm position of London.
At the same time, Henderson '
sought to avoid any irritation that I
might add to the danger?, of tho
current Czech crisis and result in
any drastic declaration on Mon
day when Hitler delivers his cli
mactic address at the Nuremberg
Nazi rally. So far, it was report
ed, drafts of Hitler's speech haw
contained no strong references l<»
the Czechs.
While Henderson talked with
Von Ribbentrop, Karl Frank, the
Sudeten German parliamentary
leader, was reported to haw ai
rived here from Prague for con
ferences with Hitler and the
Czech Nazi leader, oKnrad H«-n
lein.
It was understood Henderson
intended to leave for Berlin late
tonight, and it was believed he
would not see Hitler before the
fuehrer speaks Monday. Then
was growing belief that the cli
mactic phase of the Czechoslovak
problem would be reached only af
(Continued on pag* three)
U.S. FREEDOM OF ACTION IS
OFFICIALLY MAINTAINED
WASHINGTON, Sept. 9. (UP)
American officials appeared today
to hold to the position that they
have stated an attitude toward po
tential world aggressors but equal
ly have maintained freedom of ac
tion for the United States.
The opinion advanced in Eu
rope that this country has allied
itself morally with democratic Eu
ropean nations does not signify
here that such independence has
been sacrificed.
Officials are reticent. The Unit
ed States, however, stands behind,
or "parallel" to, the French and
British in their desire to prevent
an European explosion. That
statement is based on public ut
terances of President Roosevelt
and Secretary of State Cordell
Hull.
American diplomats also have
spoken with some frankness
abroad but, still, without commit
ting the United States either to
fi^ht or not to tight.
Both Mr. Roosevelt and Hull, in
their speeches, have asserted this
government's support of any and
all nations attempting to main
tain peace, law and order in inter
national relations. That is the role
in which Great Britain and France
are deemed to be today in their
opposition to further expansion Lv
armed force or policies likely to
precipitate conflict.
Unofficial re-examination of
American policy followed reports
from Webb Miller, European gen
eral manager of the United Press,
that Europe believes that this rov
ernment is helping France and
Great Britain morally in their ef
forts to "stop Hitler." That belief
is based on various official .state
ments here and abroad, especially
utterances of Joseph P. Kennedy,
American ambassador to Great
Britain, and William C. Bullitt,
ambassador to France.
There is no suggestion of dis
cord among Mr. Roosevelt's diplo
matic advisers here and in Eu
rope. However, Bullitt and Ken
nedy are considered more Mr.
Roosevelt'a than Hull's men. Bul
litt, it appears, would go further
and faster than Hull in an effort
to check a possible Nazi eastward
(Continued on page three)

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