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Ionic* Hat colder tonight fol by cloudy weather on lue»d« States -ifottis Largest Daily Circulation of Any Newspaper in North Carolina in Proportion to Population GOOD AFTERNOON A college student arretted for yellinfc at a policeman defended his act by saying he had hey fever. HENDERSONVILLE, N. C., MONDAY, OCTOBER 24, 1938 SINGLE COPIES, FIVE CENTS PAPS SEIZE SILVER CARGO ON U. S. LINER MILLION IN IDUSTRY ARE 11R DECREE •st General Regulation of Images and Hours in In terstate Activities I0SEVEIT FORCED LAW'S ENACTMENT Washington, Oct. 24. <it> H first ieueral regulation of tors generally in in ■ became effec ■ ven million workers (o ■ Now Deal's Fair ■ I- time, governors of B<-. states pledged cooperation HR'age-Hour -"rator El ■ F. Andrews in enforcing the ■ The governors represented H>ama. Texas. Mississippi, Lou R;>. Iowa, Utah and Nevada. Blew- anticipated additional Hrs of - gov Hie act imposes rigid wage min and establish*..- a >v iard week. It was enacted last K .1: •> en Blrnt. IW LAW IN FORCE ST MIDNIGHT fASHIXGK X, Oct. 24. (UP) Fair I.abor Standards act, i will bring pay raises to an nateu 750.000 workers and ■?•• h or overtime pay to K).> 1 0 more, became the law [he land at 12:01 a. m. today, r a ; r.ute appeal for lie e •■f.vration by Wage-Hour linist at r Elmer F. Andrews, he ! . which places a 23 ;s-ar.-h 'floor under wages a 4 1-r. u: ceiling1 over hours, i-< anp: ximatelv 11,000,000 ko.'s in interstate industry and • *aki -= to abolish "op s•■■■■" child labor. The child la 'provisions are expected to af t \0'" children under 16 b of age. I a nationwide radio address Kiay. Andrews, former New k <ta*.»- - dustrial commission said that the new law consti (> part of the program by ch P • >;..ont Roosevelt "hopes i - "■ business and eco i:c sy>; by regularly infus pureha>ing power into our trade." ^ ?.-.id that although neither wage nor hour standard estab H umi. ; the act is ideal, the mr.a* on expects that the r. ; y minimum will re : - *.va/ above that level. He ited -it that while all over e work must be paid for in k o-■ ur.d one-half times the t-a , he could see "little unreasonable work " '•:th unemployment what s this country." < appealed to workers :r>» tute unnecessary court ';"-'i ' t:.>■ law and said that 'C;a!> of the American Feder !.a'or and the Commit ' - ; .'Ktrial Organization ' :r-:i'ed him that they "in a vise their members to !v." r.ed that no employe (Continued on p«ge three) ain Points Of Labor Standard Act Are Stated uask;\t,ton\ Oct. 24. (UP) " ' ' ns of thi- Fair Labor lr■ i .-' —or the wage-hour ' ' t- vf s workers in in industry effective at J- 1 -i. Monday: .'ivt cents an hour mini v va"° I'.D'ti* maximum work *'• any seven consecutive p.c-half in cash for t> * r i n of all child labor ' < v-ai s of ajre. ■' <i employment of chil X ' •' n 14 and 16. '' ' i < :nployment of chil ! 6 and 18 in non indemnity" for work " ' '.ii successfully sue for over ■ x or underpayment. f r.ours maximum work <> nal industries, with p" work day of 12 hours. * ' nt of employers violat [ -iiw with a $10,000 fine, 1 s' imprisonment, or What Am I Offered? Going, Going, Dog Gone Six hundred dogs had their day at the annual revival of the historic Dog Mart in Fredericksburg, Va. Only a spectator was the Great Dane, Eric von Lindenhoff, shown left with Shirley Anne Clark of Fredericksburg. Eric was brought from Washington by owner George A. Coulon to watch the sale of lesser breeds. The collie pup at right brought $10 through efforts of Auctioneer Barton Ma son (in silk topper) and auction chairman C. M. Cowan. The Mart was started in 1708 as a means of extracting jcold and other valuables from Indians in exchange for dogs. It was revived in 1927. HILLTOPPERS TO? BREVARD SCORE 12 TO 6 Locals Effective 2nd and 3rd Period; Brevard College in 4th Scoring touchdowns in the sec ond and third periods, the Blue Ridfre Hilltoppers took a 12 to 6 decision over Brevard College be , fore a fairly large crowd at the high school athletic field on Satur day afternoon. The Hilltoppers clung to their second period advantage as the timekeeper's whistle stopped the visitors on their 2-yard line at tho first halt, and fought off a desper ate Tornado attack in the final quarter. The Tornado struck in the early minutes of the fourth period for the Brevard touchdown when Proctor grabbed a Hilltopper pass on his own 40 and scampered for a touchdown. The Brevard team 1 blocked well downfield on the run and none of the Hilltoppers laid a hand on the sprinting Proctor. The Hilltoppers opened by kick ing to the Brevard 10. From punt formation Proctor broke off guard for 22 yards and a first down. Two short gains and a 16-yard dash by Hemphill put the ball at midfielJ and Hemphill punted to Carter, who returned to his own 33 where he fumbled and Brevard recovered. Failing to gain, Brevard punted and Carter got back to the 16 on the return. Carter punted on third down, the ball was partially blocked, recovered by Blue Ridge, but given to Brevard on the Hill topper 20. The visitors mixed two running plays with two incomplete passes and the ball went over on the Hilltopper 10. The Hilltoppers made a first down, and on a punt exchange the locals took possession on their | own 30. On a weak side play, (Continued on page six) CURRENCY EXPANSIONISTS TO USE LOW FARM PRICES AS WEAPON TO FORCE ACTION I Administration 0 f f i cials Said Sympathetic to Thomas' Plan By MACK JOHNSON (Copyright, 1938, United Press) WASHINGTON, Oct. 24. (UP) Congressional currency expan sionists led by Senator Elmer Thomas, D., Okla., last night in dicated that they will use low farm prices as a Weapon in their forthcoming battle to try to force the New Deal into further mone tary experiments. The issue, together with other financial problems, will come to the forefront shortly after con gress convenes January 3. The ex pansionist forces, mostly western ers. will seek to enlist in their drive the powerful farm bloc. Its leaders are disgruntled over fail ure of New Deal restrictive mea sures to prevent crop surpluses which sent prices skidding. The monetary reformers right ly or wrongly believe that the farm group will join with them in any movement which will raise sagging agricultural prices. The lines on which the ap proaching campaign will be con ducted were disclosed in an ex clusive message to the United Press from Senator Thomas in Durant, Okla., where he paused in his re-election campaign tour. • (Continued on page three) St. James Men's Club Meeting Set The men's club of St. James Episcopal church will hold its Oc-, tober meeting Tuesday night at 8 o'clock at the home of Mr. and Mrs. P. F. Patton. The general subject for discussion will be the world Jewish situation. Hungarians Head For Dictatorship; j Officially Announce Further Czech Parley; 'No compromsie,' Says Press i BUDAPEST, Oct. 24. (UP) — Hungary announced in an official' communique last night that the latest Czech proposal for settle ment of their territorial dispute, delivered Saturday night by spe cial messenger from Prague, was "not acceptable in its present ! form." i Negotiations will continue! "through regular diplomatic chan nels," the communique stated. Hungary's reply to this effect was dispatched last night after a meeting of the council of minis ters and will he in the hands of the Czech foreign minister today. The communique said the Czech proposals were unacceptable prin-1 cipally because "important Hun garian cities would remain under! Czech sovereignty, namely Brati slava, Neutra. Kosice, Uzhorod ! and Munkatevo." "The Czech foreign minister," the communique continued, "in formed the Hungarian govern ment that the Czech offer was in tended as a general basis for dis cussion and did not exclude fur ther modifications. On these grounds, the Hungarian council ; of mini&lers decided to deliver a detailed reply to the Czech gov ernment by regular diplomatic channels." Meanwhile Premier Bela Im-, redy, intensifying his drive toward achieving a totalitarian regime, outlined the government's deter mination to push forward in this direction in an article in the gov ernment newspaper, and brusque ly warned political opponents to "stand aside or be silent." The article, couched in excep tionally strong language, flatly re- j jected any compromise on the government program and indicat ed that Imredy planned sweeping changes in Hungary's social and economic status, heading toward a regime similar to those of Italy 1 and Germany. , j RELIEF COSTS CUT INDICTED; Hopkins Says President Visibly Cheered by Economic Outlook HYDE PARK, N. Y.f Oct. 24.— ! (UP) — Harry Hopkins, federal' relief administrator, indicated last) night Hirer a series of conferences with President Roosevelt that re-i lief expenditures might be slashed during the next fiscal year. Hopkins emerged from his con ference with the president obvi ously cheered by the report he was able to submit on the nation's eco nomic outlook. Asked what recommendations lie would make as to new appro priations, he obsei'ved: "I do not know what it will be. but undoubtedly it will be a figure related to a smaller WPA than we have now.*' Explaining that he discussed with Mr. Roosevelt the rise in business and employment and its bearing on the relief program, Hopkins said: "I look to see the relief curve, in America go down at an early late, possibly before election, in <pite of what some political ene mies think. "The old charge that we shove, up the relief rolls before election and cut them down immediately thereafter is a lot of nonsense." | Hopkins, who said goodbye to j the president preparatory to a swing across the country, said in response to questions that he talk ed of next year's relief appropria tion only generally, pointing out that Mr. Roosevelt does not expect to receive estimates from him un til the middle of December. The WPA administrator, who | has been a guest at the summer ; white house for a week, said he , was going first to Chicago where i today he will confer with Gover nor Henry Horner of Illinois and j make a speech. Later he plans a i broad conference with WPA offi cials from midwestern states for a survey of mutual problems. LAD, 3; HANDYMAN, MISSING, ARE HOME I FLORAL PARK, N. Y., Oct. 24. (UP)—Dean Tripp, age 3, son of a wealthy accountant, returned home today after being missing since Saturday morning. The child disappeared with George O'Connell, handyman^ at the Tripp home, after a New York shopping trip. O'Connell and the child arrived at the Long Ihland home this morning from New York. O'Connell said he spent the week-end with friends. BLACK SEA STORM BUCHAREST, Roumania, Oct. 24. (UP). — A storm swept the Black Sea provuices today and it was feared casiralties might prove high. DR. G. R. COMBS ASSIGNED TO MONROE; REV. CAMACK WILL BE SUCCESSOR HERE Fletcher-Mills River Charge' Divided; Varner Retains! Flat Rock Charge; Smathers Again Presid ing Elder %v 4 I/i a three-way transfer of p;is tcds, the Rev. E. E. Camack of Caioton todav was assigned to First Methodist church in Ifen dersonville, Dr. Gilbert I'. Combs offender son ville was sent to Central church in Monroe, and the R<^. W. R. Kelly was transferred from Monroe to Canton. Assignments were read by Bish op Purcell as the annual sessions oi the Western North Carolina conference closed in Charlotte. Another pastoral change in Henderson county was the divi sion of the Fletcher-Mills River charge. The Rev. J. H. West, for mer pastor, was superannuated, and the Rev. H. E. Boliek was as signed to Fletcher and the Rev. H. E. Jones to Mills River. It was not known here today where they have been serving. The Rev. R. M. Varner was re turned to the Flat Rock charge and the Rev. M. A. Lewis to the Saloda-Tryon charge. The Rev. M. T. Smathers, for mer pastor here, will continue as pfosiding^clder of the AsheyiUe discrr-t. DJ*. COMBS TRANSFERRED BY CABINET ACTION First church officials and mem bers here were surprised by the transfer of Dr. Combs. By peti-, tion and individual messages Bish op Purcell and his cabinet had been asked to reappoint Dr. Combs to the local pastorate for his third year and as late as yes-j terday word from Charlotte indi cated that this would be done. The Times-News learned today that the Hcndersonville- Canton- Mon roe arrangement was effected at a cabinet meeting about midnight last night. Dr. and Mrs. Combs are expect ed to return home Tuesday after | a trip from Charlotte to Monroe to meet briefly with Monroe church officials. It is not known whether Dr. Combs or the Rev.1 Mr. Camack will occupy the pul-1 pit here next Sunday. AMK BEAUTY j SHOP IS SOLD Mrs. Bradburn Takes Over Establishment, Effec tive Today Mrs. Mary Leverette Bradburn announces the purchase of the; Ames Beauty shop from Mrs. Cal- ^ lie Young, effective today. Mrs. Bradburn, who was rear ed in Hcndersonville, has been away from the city for about nine years as traveling saleslady of t the Hudnut products and for the ! past few months has been station ed with the Hudnut DuBarry, Salon of New York City. Mr. Bardburn had the shop re- J decorated over the week-end. She announces that Mrs. Eula Patter son and Mrs. Edna Bryson will continue their services with the Ames. j • Mrs. Younc will be identified; with the Blue Bonnet Beauty Shoppe, of which she has been as sociate owner for several months.. 5AIUKDAY Maximum temperature—68 de grees. Minimum—29 degrees. Mean—48.5 degrees. Day's range —39 degrees. SUNDAY : Maximum temperature—62 de- ] grees. Minimum—34 degrees., Mean—48 degrees. Day's range —28 degrees. Normal mean temperature for | October—56.4 degrees. Rainfall to date—.05 inch. Normal rain fall—4.36 inches. LOST BARGE FOUND DETROIT, Oct. 24.—(UP) — The lumber barge M. H. Stewart, feared lost in the severe storm which swept Michigan's upper peninsula, was located at Beaver island yesterday after being miss ing nearly 36 hours. British Gunboat Struck By Shell From Jap Plane HONG KONG, Oct. 24. (UP) — The British gunboat Sandpiper was reported today to have been hit by n bomb from Japanese war planes at Changsha. It was reported that damage was confined to the superstruc ture and was superficial. The gunboat is a river craft of 185 tons. Changsha is on the Siang river, about 200 miles south of Hankow. Her complement is 35 men. MIDWEST HIT BY COLD WAVE! Strikes as Far South as Oklahoma, Arkansas; Sleet in North (UNITED PRESS) • Freezing temperatures, rain and snow checkered the northern por tion of the country today as win ter swept in from the far north and spread over midwestern states as far south as Oklahoma and Ar-| kansas. | The cold wave followed a heavy I snow and sleet storm in Wiscon sin, Minnesota and Michigan which disrupted communications, blocked highways and isolated several small communities. PARENTS SEE ; CHILDREN DIE Stand by Helpless as Small Ones Lose Lives in Blazing Home OGDENSBURG, N. Y., Oct. 24. While their parents watch ed helplessly, three small children were burned to death early Sun day in their flame-enveloped home. j The dead: Anne Hyatt, 12; her brother, William, Jr., 10, and sis ter Patricia, 8. Neighbors rescued Mr. and Mrs. Hyatt, tw-o of their daughters and Hyatt's father, Elijah, 70, but were halted by a wall of flame and smoke in efforts to rescue the remaining three children. Firemen later located the bodies in the ruins. Franit Roach, 35, a neighbor said he was awakened by screams shortly after midnight. He said the children were crying, "Help' Save me!", but it was impossible to enter the two-story dwelling. Firemen, unable to determine the cause, said a short circuit might have ignited coal gas, caus ing the lightning-like spread ofi the fire. 1 Hoey Will Speak Governor Clyde R. Hoey, above, I will be the principal speaker at a rally of the Henderson county Democrats here tonight at eight o'clock at the courthouse. Democratic candidates for coun ty offices and other political lead ers of this section of Western North Carolina will be among the several hundred expected to hear the chief executive. M. M. Red den, county Democratic chairman, will introduce him. The Monday night gathering will begin an aggressive home stretch vote drive by Henderson county Democrats before the No vember election. Democratic wo men of the county and members! of the Young Democratic club of Henderson have been especially urged ,to have a strong represen tation at the party rally. FARLEY WANTS F. R. AS 'ISSUE' Calls for New Deal Tri umph to Avoid Divided Councils in Land BOSTON, Oct. 24. (UP) — | Chairman James A. Farley of the Democratic National committee, last night called for a new deal triumph at the Nov. 8 election to prevent "divided councils"" in the nation in the midst of the grave crisis in world affairs." Farley told a dinner of the Democratic State committee of Massachusetts that President! Roosevelt must be "the issue" in forthcoming elections because he is looked upon throughout the world as "the one national leader big enough, and brave enough, and strong enough to vinndicate the processes of Democratic gov ernment. "In these days of chaos and | confusion throughout the world,! when civilization itself is imper iled by the mad ambitions of ruth less dictators, let the message flash from the November polls that the American people are united in a common cause—the cause of democracy and all the people—and that they arc deter mined to go forward under the most statesmanlike leadership in the world today, the leadership of Franklin D. Roosevelt," Farley said. He said that during the recent' European crisis the "strongest voice for peace" came from the White House but that it was a plea based on "strength" and "not weakness." "There is not a single responsi (Gontinued on page six). Cardinal Innitzer Denies Making Attacks On Nazism, Laid To Him By German Official News Agency VIENNA, Oct. 24. (UP)—A circular letter by Cardinal Innit zer, archbishop of Vienna, repu diating attacks on him by Na7i newspapers, was read to the con- j gregations in all Roman Catholic churches yesterday.. The attacks on the cardinal were a sequel to the riots which started October 7 after a youth service in St. Stephens cathedral. In his letter the cardinal said: "Assertions published by the Deutsches Nachcrichten Buro (the i German official news agency) and the Austrian papers require an ( answer on my part. "I declare that the Austrian I bishops' declaration of last March j 18 (after the German absorption of Austria) was dictated by an, honest will for peaceful co-opera-1 tion with the present legal govern-, ment. "Later devlopments. however, included measures deeply shocking to every Catholic. J "In my scraon at the Catholic ( youth service at Stem Stephen's, October 7 I did not attack the j chancellor (Adolf Hitler) with a1 single word, nor have I formulat-1 ed attacks against him, the state or the Nazi party. . . "I never spoke the words 'I have decided upon a fight and I am ready and await it' which were attributed to me ... I did not overlook the historically signifi cant hour in which my own home land the Sudetenland was return ed to the reich, but I thanked the fuehrer along with other German cardinals and ordered thanksgiv ing services and ringing of church bells ... "I still have the conviction that all Catholics arc bound in con science to fulfill their duties to the state. However, a bishop at all times must fulfill his oath to de fend the right of God and the! (Continued on page three) i US, CONSULATE IS DAMAGED BY CANTON BLAST Jap Fire Fighters Set Ex plosions to Halt Fire Raging There SILVER SEIZED IS CHINESE SHIPMENT SHANGHAI, Oct. 24. < i:i»» — Japanese authorities today <Ie tained the American liner Presi dent Coolidge as she prepaiv.l to sail for the United States with a shipment of silver. An Ann l itan marine guard was placed a bo rd the ship pending instruction* from the state department at Washing ton to which consular officials here had submitted a question in the incident. Silver, estimated to be worth $4,500,000. consisted largely of jewelry and tableware which Chi nese patriots had contributed to the government for war purposes and was being shipped to the United States. Clearance papers were suspend ed as the huge Dollar liner pre pared to sail with the silver, en route to the Chase National bank of New York. The result was that the ship was unable to sail on schedule this morning as Japanese customs of ficials refused to release it. Negotiations continued through out the day and the liner begun unloading the silver, hoping to avoid further costly delay. 1000 CHINESE DIE AS JAPS BOMB SHIPS HANKOW, Oct. 24. (UP)—A thousand Chinese were killed to day when Japanese bombing planes sank small Chinese steam ships near Hochow on the Yang tse river. In another raid farther south the British gunboat Sandpiper was severely damaged. Martial law has been proclaim ed in the entire Hankow area. At Canton, Japanese fire brig ades set off explosions in the heart of the city in an effort to halt a huge fire which spread to the foreign section of Shameen is land. One of the explosions dam aged the United States consulate. SHANGHAI, Oct. 24. (UP) - Japanese authorities today held up the scheduled sailing of the Dollar liner President Coolidge, which had on board a silver ship ment of the National City bank of New York and the Chase Na tional bank of New York. No explanation was immediate ly forthcoming. The United States consulate is investigating the President Cool idge incident. The ship was sched uled to sail this morning but Jap anese customs officials refused clearance papers, it was learned. The silver consignment consi-t 2d mostly of jewelry and table ware which Chinese patriots had contributed for "war chest" pur poses. Export of silver from areas of China under Japanese control is it present illegal and it was I. - iieved that the liner was refus *d clearance for this reason. The "puppet" government, at (Continued on page three) Whitakers Buy Controlling Stock In Laundry Here Take Over Dolbee's Inter est; He Will Enter Dry Cleaning Mr. and Mrs. Chas. R. Whita ker, who have been associated with the ownership and manage ment of the Superior Laundry for the past two years, announce the purchase by them of the interest of Earl R. Dolbee in this enter prise, effective today. The Whitakers first became as sociated with this plant in 19<»7 and sold it in 1918, when th» y moved to Southern Pines. They became identified as owners atra n two years ago and are now tl»e principal stockholders of the Su perior Laundry. Mr. Dolbee, it is understood, will establish a dry-cleaninjr and pressing business, in which he was engaged before becoming sociated with the Superior Laun dry.