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C|„»d, muchcoH.r lo.irft, „«Ud 'OOW ' ' ,|y cloudy. Largest Daily Circulation of Any Newspaper in North Carolina in Proportion to Population GOOD AFTERNOON The nation's hunters utm to km located all kinds of pmc, even Congressmen. yOL- 57—No. 281 HENPERSONVILLE, N. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 1938 SINGLE COPIES, FIVE CENTS HUNDREDS OF II.S.GROUPS IN EMBARGO PLEA Germans Charging World Jewry With "Mass Conspiracy" colombiaTenvoy WILL QUIT BERLIN WASHINGTON, Nov. 23. (UP) The state department today con jured petitions from hundreds of citiieu groups demanding: im aediute embargo against German Side. Petitions from all parts of the auntry expressed indignation jrer Germany's anti-Semitic cam paign and enforced dismember ment of Czechoslovakia. They uked President Roosevelt and Secretary of State Hull to pro sfst through economic pressure. BERLIN, Nov. 24.—(UP)— Jaime Jaramillo, Colombian rain jter to Germany, and his charge d'affaires, Rafael Rocha Schloss, ave been recalled by their gov ernment, the United Press learn ed today. Jaramillo said he was leaving for Paris tonight because he had been appointed minister to an other country, the name of which | nt*as unable to reveal. By EDWARD W. BEATT1E, JR. United Pre** Staff Correspondent BERLIN', Nov. 24. (UP)—The government today decreed a heavy levy on all German Jewish wealth to pay the $400,000,000 collective "tine" imposed for the Paris slaying of a minor Nazi dip lomat as the German press warn ed that Jewish conspirators abroad would like to see Adolf Hitler assassinated. A government decree ordered fe Reich's 700,000 Jews to be p payment ■ December 15 on a per cent levy against all their *»!th exceeding $2,000 but ex ited all foreign Jews. This proviso answered, to some «tent, the United States govern ment's new note to Germany, ask s* assurances that Jews of Amer ican citizenship be exempt from the crusade to drive Jews from business life. The desire of foreign Jews to see Hitler and his aides assassi nated was the subject of a bitter blast by the Newspaper Boersen Zeitung, which cited a letter sign ed by Max Rosenberg and appear iu the New York Daily News. Ro senberg suggested that Amer ican convicts be released from pri son and sent to Germany to as jassinate the Fuehrer. "This monstrosity confirms 100 percent everything that has been aid in Germany these days con cerning the criminal character of *orld Jewry and the existence of 1 Jewish mass conspiracy against national socialist Germany," the ■ k'xpaper said. "It is becoming more manifest ^wy day that the Jewish murder 98 Frankfurter and Grynszpan *«ly acted on behalf of backers aims and moral character " illustrated by the Daily News'. •oared correspondent." Jhe Boersen Zeitung echoed the laments of Propaganda Min ster Paul Joseph Goebbels who 2000 Nazi party leaders and P^pagandists at the Kroll opera Tuesday night that the Rath Gustloff killings "were plan *jl°ng beforehand for the pur of provoking the German People." ^ An increasing shortage of cer '■*in foodstuffs was noted by Ger Hausfraus. In response to Quests fur fruit they were told ® sornt- *h«>ps that no apples or oraa(fes were available because ^ supply was being saved for 1 hrUtmas season. Shopkeep Ij* *aid they would be fined if •«y sold the apples or oranges December 10. Kggs also *ere arcv ;md there was a short *** °f veal, pork, onions and <*hor foodstuffs, thl new,*papen» angrily told I. e democracies to mind their own ^sin»'v< an,j ,.t0p expressing sym for Germany's Jews. They ' | jIU'*,.,) atrocities against mi ■Jpties in the democratic coun ;including a story entitled Shameful State of the In Qlans in the United States." COLD WAVE WARNING )(.NpK^ ORLEANS, Nov. 24.— „■ P The weather bureau last warned truckers in east -*<»■< and south Louisiana of an co^ wave that may Jnn8 "-feezing temperatures." ;• * . MAJOR INDUSTRIES AND WAR DEPARTMENT LAY PLANS FOR MASS EQUIPMENT OUTPUT Steps Are Bein? Taken as Survey Shows U. S. Is Not Prepared to Resist an Invasion By MACK JOHNSON United Pre»« Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON, Nov. 24. (UP) Assistant Secretary of ♦Var Louis Johnson revealed last night that the war department, on orders of President Roosevelt, is co-operat ing with major industries in draft ing a plan for mass production of airplanes, tanks, gas masks, artillery, semi-automatic rifles and other sesentiul war equipment. Conferences have been under way for some time, including one with leading airplane manufac turers to whom the war depart ment has outlined a plan for con struction of 12,000 fighting planes over a gve-year period and costing $ 1,500.000,000. This conference, Johnson said, was one of a series aimed at eliminating "bottlenecks" in pro duction of strategic war equip ment in line with Mrs. Roosevelt's multi-billion dollar national de fense program. He revealed that automobile manufacturers and armaments and munitions makers already had been consulted and that otner key industries are on the • agenda. When the conferences have been completed, the war department will place" the^resufls befoiV the president who, in turn, is expect ed to lay them before congress. "The main purpose of the con ferences is to remove critical bot tlenecks in industry as a factor in national defense," Johnson said. "As there is every evidence that there will be a marked in crease in the army's air program, consultation with leaders in this industry was a necessary factor in war department planning." He said that the aircraft man ufacturers had unanimously pledg ed their willingness to "cooper ate immediately in any govern ment defense program." The army and navy together have only 3500 first line planes. Johnson said that under Mr. Roosevelt's program at least 8500 more are needed. This num ber, unless other powers kept abreast, would give the United States supremacy in the air. Johnson said that initial plans envisage an outlay of $650,000, 000 for planes. New airports, other necessary facilities and per (Continued on page four) JOHN WILLIS FATALLY SHOT Brother-in-Law, C. 0. Is rael Says Wife Was Being Mistreated . j ASHEVILLE, Nov. 24.-^ohn Willis, 34, was shot and instantly killed last night by his brother in-law, Clay 0. Israel. Israel surrendered to officers immediately and in a signed state ment said that he shot Willis be cause he was mistreating Mrs. Israel. He stated that Israel had been living with them for about four months and had been a constant trouble-maker and that he had been drinking at the time he tried to choke Mrs. Israel. A coroner's inquest will be held Friday at 3:30. Israel is be ing held in jail pending the out- j come of the inquest. Willis is a former resident of Henderson county. ' CHINESE CONFIDENT OF LONG RESISTANCE AGAINST JAPAN I SHANGHAI, Nov. 24. (UP)— Foreign radiograms from Chung king today reported that leaders of the Chinese Nationalist govern ment are confident they can con tinue the war with Japan indefi nitely following the new agree ment for complete cooperation be tween Generalissimo Chiang Kai i shek's Kuomintang (Nationalist) party and the Chinese Communist ! party. The government has decided on a definitely pro-Russian policy and in line with this has begun build ing new bases in northwest China near the Soviet frontier. Efforts I are being made to transfer thou sands of refugees from Hunan, Hupeh, Kwantung and Kwagnsi provinces to the sparsely settled Sinkiang region of the northwest where Soviet influence long has been dominant. The army newspaper, Sao Tang Pao, which was moved to Chung- 1 king before the Japanese captured y Hankow, said that "the northwest |1 henceforth will be one of our most 1 important bases for future opera- |l tions against the Japanese. Once 1 the large scale emigration into!' Sinkiang is completed we will start i new counter-offensives from this i region.'' (Continued on page four) NAZIS' POLICY MAY INSPIRE ! WIDE DEFENSE Expansion to Africa Would Give Short Air Bridge to South America By HARRY WILSON SHARPE United Press Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON, Nov. 24. (UP) President Roosevelt's unprece dented plan for uniting with Can ada and the Latin-American na tions in a "one hemisphere" de fense might have been inspired by fears that Germany would ob tain a military foothold in West Africa and later attempt to ex tend it to South America, it was believed today. Some basis for this was seen in dispatches from abroad which said that Secretary of State Cor dell Hull had protested to France and Great Britain against restor ation of Germany's pre-war West African colonies. Hull denied the reports but at the same time de clined to say whether the United States would be indifferent J# an j aggressive pdwdr," sucn as Ger many, gaining a military foothold in West Africa. The war and navy departments i are reported offering strenuous opposition to the now dormant, Franco-British propositi because I ^ny such plan would involve, sweeping changes in United States naval defense which must be based on Mr. Roosevelt's new ly enunciated policy of eontinen-, tal solidarity. Military strategists point out J that West Africa is hundreds of miles closer to South America's i west coast than is the United States and that occupation by a | potential aggressor would open a ! so-called "air bridge" which would weaken any defense system. Observers believe Mr. Roose velt is aware of this and accord ingly is acting with haste to en cricle the hemisphere with a ring of steel augmented by a political union such as is expected to be accomplished at the forthcoming Pan-American conference at Li (Continued on page four) CATS LOSE TO | ANDERSON IN NIGHT BATTLE South Carolinians Come From Behind in Sec ond Half to Win ANDERSON, S. C.. Nov. 24.— Anderson high's Yellow Jackets came from behind in the second half to defeat a scrappy Hender-1 sonville Bearcat team here last. night 18 to 7. The Hendersonville team went! ahead just before the half ended j when Miller intercepted an Ander- j son pass behind his own goal line and raced for a touchdown. Quarles placekicked the extra point and the visitors led 7 to 6 at the half. Anderson kicked off to start the '1 second half and recovered the ball I' behind the Hendersonville goal fori1 a touchdown. The third Anderson touchdown '' came on a 20-yard pass later inI I the Ihird period. [ I 1 AMERICA GIVES THANKS TODAY ALL CLASSES • ALL RACES • 'ALU RELlClO/sJS JL dW NATION COUNTS MANY BLESSINGS ; BY BRUCE CATTON j fpHIS ought to be a pood Thanksgiving Day. First of all,,the season has beeh bcuntiful. The yield of our farms has been good, trade and industry seem to be picking up speed again, and most Americans will be able to sit down to a big dinner commemorating those facts. Hut Thanksgiving has come to be mere than just a seasonal feast. It has become a time for casting up our national accounts so we can see how we have fared during the last 12 months; a time for looking both to the past and to the future, and for assessing our own place in the general picture of the world. And by any of those accountings, wis have abundant reason to return devout and heart felt thanks. The last eight or nine years have riot been easy. They have put our country, probably, to a greater strain than it has suffered since 1865; , yet it has stood the strain nobly, and now it is becoming pretty evident that the worst is over. A great many people have suffered rather se verely, but the nation as a whole received no permanent damage—and the signs now are that things are going to go on getting better during the coming year. If you look overseas, the reason for thanksgiv ing in America is even clearer. In Europe and Asia bloody wars are raging; and millions of people have to live under the daily dread that tomorrow it will be their turn. Intolerance and persecution recall the Dark Ages. From all of that, we are spared. Alone of the earth's great nations, we can look forward confidently to years of peace — years which we can devote to construction, not to de struction, years which should increase the sum total of human happiness instead of decreasing it. Truly, if ever a land had reason to return thanks, it is our land! PRESIDENT LEADS NATION IN THANKSGIVING OBSERVANCE ^ Hopes for Further Admis sion of Refugees Into Palestine WARM SPRINGS, Ga., Nov. 24. (UP)—President Roosevelt today ed America's millions in an ob servance of Thanksgiving in a :eremony that, for him at least, vas tempered by consideration for ;he oppressed in other lands, President Roosevelt, who tonight vill dine with infantile paralysis Jatients of Warm Springs Foun iation as he has done in years >ast, spent the holiday awaiting further reaction to the Jewish ref ugee question after an informal statement, last night. In that state nent he said, "It is reported that i number of refugees that are to >e permitted into Palestine will ae materially increased. I have io means of knowing the accuracy )f this report but I hope it is :rue." Beyond that brief word there vas no further delineation of the jresident's views. Mr. Roosevelt frequently in the >ast has let it be known that he vas hopeful that Palestine would >e maintained as a Jewish home and. At the same time,'however, iev indicated this government was vithout power to effect any :banpe in the League of Nations nandate by which Palestine is ad ninistered. Mr. Roosevelt named Otto Ker (Continued on page four) DEATH TAKES G.HFLETCHER Farmer of Hoopers Creek Section Dies Following Heart Attack George M. Fletcher, 54, farmer ; of the Hoopers Creek section, died , at his home yesterday morning at 4:15 o'clock as a result of a heart attack. He had been in ill health for some time, but his death was unexpected*. Funeral services will be held at Calvary Episcopal church at 3:30 o'clock this afternoon with Rev. W. C. Cravener, rector of Alf Souls church, Biltmore, officiating. Burial wilr follow in the family plot at Calvary. Pallbearers will be C. H. Rob erts, R. W. Fletcher, N. B. Bald ! win, C. B. Lewis, L. A. Watkins and H. D. Russell. He is survived by his widow; four sons, Charles, of Hallsboro, Va.; Eugene, Albert, and Bobby, of Fletcher; two daughters, Char lotte and Edith; five sisters, Miss ! Betty and Miss Helen of Fletcher; Miss Charlotte Fletcher, Mrs. Lily Haliburton, and Mrs. Sue Henry, and two brothers, William, of Bun combe county, and John, of Tyler, Texas. SAN KALJN IS NOffJUIZEN Others Attaining Status; Kalin Assures Self of Naturalization Sam Kalin, manager of KalinV Boston store, definitely became an j American citizen yesterday when he was granted citizenship papers before Judge E. Yates Webb, in federal district court in Asheville. j "I may be twice an American! citizen or only once a citizen, but: I wanted to be sure I was a citi-J (Continued on page four.) I HUNGARIAN, POLISH MARCH ON RUTHENIA THREATENED BUDAPEST, Nov. 24. (UP)— Premier Bela Imredy resigned last night after a revolt among his own government party deputies in parliament and amidst a tense situation involvine the danger of Hungarian armed action against Czechoslovakia. Imredy resigned, not because of the Hungarian-Czech quarrel, but because of opposition to the gov ernment's anti-Jewish measures and charges that he was using "dictatorship" methods. Imredy'a resignation has been pending since Nov. 15 when he reshuffled his cabinet to eliminate four anti-Nazi members who ob-1 jected to his demands for sweep ing powers to deal with lapd re forms. At that time it was said that the new government would draw more closely toward the Rome Berlin axis and Irnredy announced that "the Jewish question must be faced squarely . . . because the relative number of Jews in Hun gary is unfavorable." Hungarian-Polish demands for amputation of Ruthenia to give Hunfary and Poland a common frontier, coupled with Hungarian accusations of a Ruthenian "re volt" in favor of annexation to (Continued on page four). 700 BODES KSIKOYED INI CAUFORNU HOnE COtONY FOU FLEE AS BU2E RACES Palatial Home and Million Dollar Hotel Among Losses; Arson Squad Makes Arrest LOS ANGELES, Nov. 24. (UF)—Two forest tires tnat destroyed between 600 and 700 homes, including: the coun try estates of several movie stars, today raged out of con trol on southern California hillsides. More than 2,000 men are fighting the blazes. Damage is estimated at more than $3,000,000. The palatial home of Madeleine Carroll, blonde Eng lish actress, in Las Flores Canyon, and the $1,000,000 Arrowhead Springs hotel, owned by film producer Joseph Schenck are among the structures destroyed. The Ritz brothers, movie comedians, and other guests at the hotel fled when the fire was a half mile away. Homes of many other film stars, including Miriam Hopkins and Richard Dix, were saved by shifts in the wind. Malibu Beach, famous shoreline colony of stars, was threatened for a time. Many refugees and firefighters suffered burns but most of them needed only first aid treatment. The arson squad arrested David Trewitt, who report edly admitted he accidentally started a blaze in the Santa Monica area while emptying a pan of coals. —„ ■ BLAZE STARTS AS SMALL BRUSH FIRE LOS ANGELES, Nov. 24. (UP) The fury of brush fires that raged through the Santa Monica and Sat Bernardino mountains was check ed last night after flamet, had roared through scores of homes, eveled the $1,000,000 Arrowhead Springs hotel anda sent hurdred* fleeing for their livds. One of six brush fires raging in ;hree southern California counties ast night drove panic-stricker •efugees from the Santa Monica mountains into the sea near the famous Malibu Beach movie col jny to cscape the flames. Coast guard cutters raced to a loint near Malibu Beach to pick jp the refugees, whose escape by ;he coast highway had been jlocked. They were huddled along vhe shoreline and many waded into he cold surf to escape the heat rom burning dwellings, built al nost on the water line. A second major blaze threat ;ned to sweep into San Bernar lino from the mountains, where t destroyed the $1,000,000 Arrow lead Springs resort. The fire in the Santa Monica ,rea was sweeping to the ocean's :dge from a point eight miles in and in the settled mountain area. At least 150 houses were report id in the Santa Monica fire, which ihowed no signs of abating five lours after it broke out in ropagna canyon. Police reported in undetermined number of caa lalties. " *—— ""Hra Smith XJaman^ mvu. jrn California firefront was ex acted to mount into the millions. Whipped along by a 45-mile vind, the Santa Monica fire drove lundreds of refugees before it ind finally reached the beach. Sparks showered down on an esti nated 100 smaller homes cluster id along the waterfront and set hem aflame. Residents, packing vhat they could in their mad light, camped on the three-mile ong strand running from Topanga :anyon to Castle Rock, south of he film colony of Malibu. Two coast guard cutters sped to he scene, anchoring a half-mile »ffshore in the Pacific. Dories rere sent ashore to take off the efugees with their salvaged be ongings. Many of them waded iut in the surf to greet their res uers. The marooned bands in luded many children. The Santa Monica police depart ment sent harbor and ambulance oats to complement the work of he coast guardsmen. Palatial lomes of film stara at Malibu /ere considered in no imminent anger, built as they are on a 5ng narrow sand-spit extending (Continued on page four) * 2 CIVIC CLUBS DINE GRIDDERS Rotary and Kiwanis Joint ... Hosts .to Bearcats and : School Men The Hendersonville Rotary and Kiwanis clubs in a joint meeting yesterday were hosts to the Hen dersonville high school football team at a luncheon meeting. Rev. Jas. P. Burke, president of the Rotary club, presided and after welcoming the members of the team and the Kiwanians, pre sented Fred Streetman, chairman of the Rotary sports committee, who had charge of the program. Dr. Fred Trotter, chairman ol the Kiwanis sports committee, welcomed the high school team or behalf of the Kiwanis club and then introduced Coach Johr Stephens, who spoke briefly, af ter which he introduced the mem bers of the squad and the man agers. Following this President Burke called on President J. G. Bennett of the Kiwanis club, and others for short talks. Included in these were Super intendent F. M. Waters and Prin cipal Leslie K. Singley of the high scnool, Rev. Broadus Wall, Rev. Father Phillip O'Mara, J. C. Cos ton and Trask McCarson. AH the speakers commended the team on its record for the season, both in the won and lost column and also on the fine spirit of co-operation and sportsman < ship shown by the team. Captain Johnny Magness thank I ed the clubs for their interest in the team and the support they had , given during the season. W. L GIBBS EXHIBITS ENORMOUS COLLARD W. L. Gibba of Hendersonville is displaying at The Times-News an enormous collard. The collard it about four feet in diameter and weighs over eight pounds. Shopping Dayi Till Christmas \ (§iau6 weoe *et uPA&our OAuG2«e »* euCYtHMics# T 00KING BACK TO CHRIST Aj MAS 26 YEARS AGO— The Germans launched the Im perator, queen of the seas, and a wonder of the maritime worli . . . but the overwhelming tragedy of the toss of the Ti tanic earlier in the year with 1517 lives still clouded tin Christmas season. . . . Girls wefrt het up about Dalcrote Eurytheflcs. . . . People who readied the Roeenfhel gang murder wondered what fee country was coming to.