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WEATHER tonight and Wednesday ,h ,|owN rising temperature.. Sltr ©hites -Ketns Largest Daily Circulation of Any Newspaper in North Carolina in Proportion to Population GOOD AFTERNOON Didn't that girl who ipp«ir«tl in slack* in court com* in paint • ing for justico? VOL. 57—No. 285 HENDERSONVILLE, N. C., TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 1938 SINGLE COPIES, FIVE CENTS 5 ARE MISSING AS PLANE FALLS AT SEA v v X ^ v v v V *r » * _ T T T- T T f Japan Refuses To Open Yangtse To Traffic FOUR POWERS ED DECISION MUST BE FINAL Will Kemain in Force as Long as Chinese Main tain Opposition JAPAN LOOKS FOR CLASH WITH SOVIET SHANGHAI. Nov. 29. (TP) — Japan today formally refused to ivoprn the Yangtse river to com dtercial navigation as demanded kjthe I'nited States, France, Eng ird and Italy. Admiral Koshiro Oikawa, Japa «se naval commander in China, jelivered a memorandum to that ■•(Feet to the naval commanders of the lour powers. The communique <tid, "We shall be compelled to ■tick t<> our decision as long as Chinese forces maintain their present attitude." A Japai:e>e army spokesman <a>d today that mopping up op erations in the 1'earl river delta of Kwantung province had been completed, freeing an estimated IOO.UOU Japanese soldiers for a northward drive along the I'anton Hankow railway. Simultaneously me «iap»nr>v w-minister of war. Gen. Kiki Tcjoh. told Japan 's munitions nailers in a conference in Tokyo that they must turn out weapons and munitions in quantities suffi cient to enable Japan to fight China and Soviet Russia at the same time. , A!! Japanese officials agreed that tha war with China would be continued until Chinese national am is crushed and that when the Japanese pursue Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek to the new de fense areas he is building in the «orth\ve>t. contiguous with Soviet b$;a. there may be danger of ■-Japanese complications. *.e Japanese are franklv wor r.rd at the definitely pro-Soviet Vcv which Generalissimo Chian? ir.«i his associates have adopted and it was believed that this policy the Tokvo munitions con ference at which General Seishiro Itngak:. imperial war minister, presided. Itairaki told the munitions mak ers they must produce to their productive capacity at once since 'he armv "must merit the con feree which the nation is giving: it and v-t the imperial mind (Em Per ' H rohitok at rest bv achiev ;air the mission which has been mnnsed upon it." This "mission" as announced by • •'miet Prince Fumimaro Konoye, '•<> make Japan the dominant >v-er in Kast Asia, and the war jnin:?ter meant that Japan must prepared to fight anv power or putic o: powers which attempts •° thwart this program. The vice-minister, Gen. Tojoh, >wr explained that Russia al £*dy i> giving military aid to •".na yri<! may give more in the •Mure. For this reason, he s-iid, •It army must have munitions ttough ti ■ fight Russia as well as 'ain*. BREVARD ROAD RESIDENT DIES Miss Ollie Crawford, Age 70, Passes; Funeral To Be Wednesday Miw oiije Flora Crawford. TO, this morninsr at 3:15 o'clock if- her hon.e on the Brevard hifch ***. n*ar Etowah. Funeral service* will be held *«flftes(iav at 2:30 p. m., at Mills ;• "«r Methodist church, with in gment in the cemetery there. 7*i*tine will be the R«'vs. Mr. \S" Hutchison. and We*t. Miss Crawford has been ill for °«ut a week and death was at to pneumonia, following "uluenz*. She th»* daughter of the i " J&soer Hueh and Arminda *fiand tvawford. She is survived JV two s,sr4-rs. Miss R. E. Craw \ • Horse Shoe, and Mrs. ICe 'orJ. of Bessamer City. wants japan to win pWAsM.NT.TON, Nov. 2i>. (UP) H ,Ce V'"*terday arrested a man J^ntifitd as John T. Clarke, ]' '^akin* a window in the •paries eir.hassv He explained ^ h" wanted the United States ton sro to war—and Ja Police held him for j Namesake of First Lady Deb (From XEA: (c) Bachrach) A post-Christinas debut party in the White House, the first since the days of Taft, will honor Eleanor Roosevelt, above, Hos ton rind New York debutante, and niece and namesake of Mrs. Franklin L>. Roosevelt. DUKE ACCEPTS BID TO PLAY; AT ROSE BOWL Will Battle Southern Cali fornia in New Year's Day Contest DURHAM. Nov. 29.—(UP) — Duke university announced last night it had accepted an invita tion to play Univers.ty of South ern California in the Rose Bowl. Duke, whose perfect season is the first among major college teams since Andy Kerr's Colgate Red Raiders pulled the trick in 193-, defeated Pittsburgh 7-0 to end the season unbeaten, untied and unscored on. It will be Duke university's first trip to the Ruse Bowl—and the fourth for Coach Wallace Wade, who has never been defeat ed in a Rose Bowl game. While coach at Alabama, Wade brought back two wins and a tie from Pas adena. Coach Wade was elated over the invitation, but his sole com ment was, "I think it's all right. All right." Southern conference rules pro hibit a member from playing post season games, but it has long been understood that members would vote to suspend the rules should one of the teams in the confer ence be invited to a post season "bowl game." "We had polled the other con ference members," Wade said last night, "and had received enough replies to warrant our accepting the invitation. Some members haven't replied yet but we already had enough to accept. The others probably will 'phone in their votes tonight." Wade, who depends on the fun damentals of football for his vic tories — punting, blocking and tackling — and lets the "razzle (Continued on page four). FRANCE READY TO COPE WITH GREAT STRIKE Troops Pour Into Paris for Expected Disorders on Wednesday government; union AT GRIPS ON ISSUE PARIS. Nov. 29. (UP)—The government will attempt to smash a general strike of 5,000,000 | French workers tomorrow by 1 strong handed methods. It was I revealed that, while thousands of ; troops poured into Paris, several persons were injured in a clash with mobile guards in the first strike rioting at Valenciennes. The trouble started when pickets tried to prevent metal workers from resuming work. It announced officially that all banks, schools and the stock ex change would open here and that all utilities, including subway, ' bus, telephone, telegraph, gas and electrical service would function 1 but that industry will shut down entirely. To keep the utilities operating it was believed that the govern ment would resort to forceful mta.u • The General Confederation of Labor informed workers that those who refuse to strike will , lose their union cards. Meanwhile, the government warned civil servants or workers in nationalized industries they 1 would lose their jobs if they struck. The embattled government of Premier Edouard Daladier early today began tnaving police and military reinforcements into Par is to try to crush the 24-hour gen eral strike called for tomorrow by labor leaders. This action was taken after the powerful general confederation of labor last night rejected a I compromise proposal that the strike be called off pending an emergency session of parliament to vote life or death for Daladier's government. I The French Atlantic fleet was: at Lorient, with leave permission cancelled. All crews were ordered j to remain near their ships and I engineer officers were mobilized ; and sent to Paris to assist in op-1 erating railways, subways and ' utilities taken over by the gov- j ernment under a militarv order. , Reinforcements of police and j soldiers were ordered into Paris j after a conference last night be-1 tween nolice and army authori- i ties. It was estimated officially I that 40,000 police will be on guard in Paris tomorrow, exclu sive of troops already quartered in Paris and the suburbs. Paris forces will comprise 5,000 Repub lican guards, 15,000 police and 20,000 mobile guards. • it was significant that not too many reinforcements were mov ing into Paris, as the government feels it might be necessary to maintain order throughout France. Troops were ordered to remain in barracks, ready for instant or- j ders tomorrow. Judge Pless Will Administer Oath To Clerks Here! I All Superior Court Clerks j of District Invited Here Monday for This Judge J. Will Pless, Jr., of Ma rion, resident judge of the 18th j judicial district, will administer the oath of office to all clerks of j the court in the district on next! Monday morning at 9:30 o'clock at the county court house. Letters have been mailed to all; clerks of the six counties of the district by Geo. W. Fletcher, Hen-| | derson county clerk, inviting them to be present for the ceremony! here. ' Clerks of the district are: Fred Proffitt. Yancey; Spaulding Mcin tosh, Transylvania; Robert F. Mc Farland, Jr., Polk; Fred Moody,, McDowell; Frank Hall, Ruther ford; and Mr. Fletcher, Hender-! son. j HOME FROM FLORIDA Dr. Oliver Dahl has returned from a trip to Florida, where he j i spent some days. Tracking Down' On Utilities To Be Postponed ' (Copyright, 1938, United Pre»») WASHINGTON, Nov. 29. (U?) Securities and Exchange commis sion officials indicated today they would refrain from "cracking down" on public utility hold *ig companies that fail to file tenta tive integration plans by the De cember I deadline. They emphasized, however, that firms not filing plans would be ex pected to indicate intention -of complying within a "reasonable time." The deadline was set by SKC Chairman Douglas in a letter to the heads of (50 utility holding companies last August 3. He said that he expected them to submit suggestions, plans and programs under the so-called "death sen tence" clause of the public utility holding company act by Decem ber 1 oven though they may be tentative. To date, 48 hours before the deadline, more than half of the $14,000,000,000 industry has filed either formal or tentative plans for simplification of utility pyra mids into single geographically and economically integrated sys tems. 1 Among the many systems indi cating voluntary compliance was the Electric Bond and Share Co., ' one of the leading opponents of 'the publK' utility holding act. REWARD FUND Contributions Swell Re ward for Church Robber to $65, Announced Chief of Police Otis Powers unT nounced today that voluntary con tributions to a reward fund for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the party or parties entering: St. James Episco pal church had brought the total reward to $65. Chief Powers said that a num ber of people had expressed inter-. est in apprehension of the person or persons who took the commun ion service from the church. Chief Powers started the reward fund by offering $25 personally' for information leading to an ar rest and conviction. Numerous other contributions have been re ceived, he said. 23 Arabs, 2 British Soldiers Killed JERUSALEM, Nov. 29. (UP) — Twenty-three Arabs and two Brit ish soldiers were killed and six Britishers wounded in an engage ment at Mount Carmel. There was hand to hand fighting with swords. 'F.R. MAY VOICE PERSECUTION VMS TODAY Looked for at Press Con ference After Survey of Conditions U. S. AMBASSADOR TO RETURN TO ROME WARM SPRINGS, Nov. 29. (UP)—President Roosevelt's inti mates today believed he migh comment on affairs in German; and Italy in a press conference late today. The occasion would be oppor tune, it was said, since he ha conferred twice in two days witl Hugh Wilson, ambassador to Ger manv, and William Phillips, am bassadov to Italy. White House attaches said th< president exnlored broad phase: of anti-Semitism in both countriei as well as the plight of Catholic; and Protestants in Germany. Italy will be spared the stinginj rebuke that President Roosevel Kave Nazi Germany for its attacki on racial, political and religiou; groups, it was indicated at con elusion of little White House con ferences with the nation's ambas sadors to the two dictatorships. Roth Wilson and Phillips de V-ined to dtouss the conference* in the seclusion of Mr. Rooseveltr* liVinjf room, but the fact that Phil lips said he would return to hi? post next month was taken by ob servers to mean that the adminis tration regarded the Rerlin gov ernment in a class by itself. Roth left by train for Washington yes terday afternoon. Wilson, who was technically re called by the chief executive to report on persecution of minori ties by the Nazis, however, will remain in this country for an in definite period. He objected to the use of the word "indefinite" when queried by newspapermen here, but admitted he "had a number of (Continued on page three) Canegie To Play Texas Christian ^ PITTSBURGH, Nov. 29. (UP) Carnegie Tech today accepted an invitation to play in New Orleans' Sugar Bowl, January 2, against Texas Christian university. APPRECIATE PUBLIC RESPONSE IN RECENT JEWISH FUND APPEAL Appreciation of public response last Saturday to the appeal for funds for Jewish refugees was ex pressed here today. The statement read : "On behalf of the Jewish Na tional Fund, the local chairman and committee wish to extend thanks for the generous response of the many contributors to the recent Flag Day drive." BERLIN DENIES REPORT AT LONDON NAZIS MOBILIZING 3 ARMY CORPS WITH SECRECY LONDON, Nov. 29. (UP).—The News Chronicle, in an undated dispatch which could not be con finned, stated today it had learn ed reliably that Germany was in the process of mobilizing three army corps of 110,000 men with the greatest secrecy. Six divisions already had been mobilized and it was estimated that the three remaining divisions would be mobilized by next week end, the dispatch said. The News Chronicle said it was believed the mobilization was in connection with the situation in the Carpathian-Ukraine, or Ruth enia, autonomous Czechoslovak province. There have been disor ders in this region for many days because of the demands of Poland and Hungary to annex additional teritory there, in defiance of the German-Italian ruling fixing new Czechoslovak frontiers on this border. The United Press in London telephoned Berlin and was in formed nothing was known there of the reported mobilization. The News Chronicle said that the army corps affected include the eighth (Silesian), s»tioned at Breslau: the 17th (Austrian) sta I tioned at Vienna and probably ' the 14th. . The dispatch said that leaves of all officers in these outfits were cancelled and that the speed with which the mobilization was car ried out dislocated freight traffic between Berlin and Vienna on the direct line running through prague. The News Chronicle said it was believed Germany was preparing to reply to persistent polish and Hungarian interest in the Carpa thian-Ukraine, but that persona wel Unformed suspected Chancel lor Adolf Hitler wished to hold his hand until some particularly flag rant incident on Czechoslovakia's eastern frontier should prompt German elements in the Czech, Slovak or Carpathian - Ukrainian governments to request armed support from Germany, giving Germany a pretext .for overrun ning the whole of Czechoslovakia and occupying Prague. The paper pointed out that as German mobilization during the Czechoslovak crisis put 1,350,000 men under arms, it was under standable that the present com paratively small activity hitherto escaped outside attention. SANTA AND STREET LIGHTS FEATURE OPENING TONIGHT FOR YULE SHOPPING SEASON <»_ City High School Band Will Play for Procession; Contest Begins Preparations neared completion today for the opening of Hen dersonville's Christmas season to night. when window shonping | night wiy be observed and a large crowd is expected to be uptown to greet Santa Claus (in person) and to see the special decorations " erccted under the direction of the t merchants division of the chamber ' of commerce. J Multi-colored lights suspended over the streets of the business - district, silver-toned pine trees at i the edge of the sidewalks, and i gayly lighted and decorated store • windows \iill be among the attrac ■ tions, together with a window shopping contest conducted by the ' Times-News and 17 business firms, i To compete in the contest, the > shopper is asked to find cards in i the store windows bearing scram bled words and to unscramble : these words to form phrases or ; sentences. Prizes of $5, $3 and i $'2 are offered by the Times-News, i Participating firms are Kalin's Dept. store, Lewis Dept. store, J. •iC. Penney Co., Rose Pharmacy, The Fashion Shop, Brunson Furni ture Co., Economy Drug store, O'Dell & Gossett Furniture Cq., i; I/oona AUen Young, Freeze Drug i Co.. Kailroad Salvage Co., Patter son's Dept. store, Jennie Bowerrs I flhop, Houston Furniture Co., Re liable Furniture Co., Duke Pouer : Co., and The Leader. At 7 :H0 o'clock tonight the col ored street lights will be turned I on, and at 8 o'clock Santa Claus j will arrive in a specially con structed and decorated conveyance provided by the Shipman Motor Co. Having detoured since he left his home in the north, he will ar rive over South Main street, ac companied by the high school band. The procession will move I up Main street, stopping at each street intersection for a selection by the band, and at Seventh ave nue will turn east and proceed to the depot section. On his brief visit tonight, Santa will announce that he will be in Hendersonville next Saturday to participate in school day and to hand out candy. To the county school having the largest percent age of its enrollment in town that day, distance traveled also being taken into consideration, the mer chants division of the chamber of commerce will award a cash prize! of $25. Second and third prizes! will be $15 and $10. Pupils from each school will be required to! | register at the city hall in order to i compete in the contest. BRITONS PLAN TRIP TO ROME Chamberlain and Halifax Project Parley There With II Duce j LONDON, Nov. 29.— (UP) Prime Minister Neville Chamber lain and Foreign Secretary Vis count Halifax will go to Rome early in January to consult with Premier Mussolini on means of I furthreing Chamberlain's program i of "peace within our time" result ing from the four-power Munich pact. Official announcement of the Rome visit was made last night as Chamberlain, answering question ers in the house of commons, de | nied the British government had undertaken any new military com I mitments to France during the three-day state visit whicn he and : Halifax paid to Paris last week. The announcement of the Rome trip, which will bring Chamberlain and II Duce together again for the I first time since the Munich pact on Sept. 29, said it was in "pursuance of the policy of appeasement." Anglo-Italian interests in the ' Mediterranean and North Africa, entering a new stage of collabora tion as result of the formal enact ment of the Anglo-Italian pact of friendship on Nov. 16 in Rome, I will be discussed in detail as will the still awkward problem of the civil war in Spain. The Rome trip probably will be part of a Mediterranean holiday which Chamberlain has been con templating. It was believed that Chamberlain had received a for mal invitation from Mussolini. Fred J. Ballenger, Laborite in the house of commons, asked (Continued on page three) LIGHTS ON AT 7:30 Merchants whose store win dows are not on the automatic lighting circuit were requested today by Miss Jennie Bowen, vice-chairman of the merchants division of the chamber of com merce, to leave the windows dark until 7 :.'J0 o'clock tonight. At that time the automatic win dow lights and the colored street lights will come on, and in the interest of uniformity it is desired that all other lights he turned on at the same time. CALL DEFENSE CONFERENCES High Ranking Officers oi Army, Navy, Marines to Take Part By MACK JOHNSON (Copyright, 1938, United Prats) WASHINGTON, Nov. 29. (UP) [ More thjm 180 high-ranking army, navy and marine corps officeri had been summoned here for a secret, two-day conference be ginning Thursday to offer their views on how to strengthen Presi dent Roosevelt's industrial mobil ization program, it was learned last night. The officers will include regi mental commanders and procure ment and technical experts who will meet with the chiefs of the war and navy departments and reveal weaknesses, if any, that are retarding the mobilization plan. A war department official ad mitted reluctantly that the con ference is for "stock-taking" pur poses — to determine which branches of the three services are weak in men, equipment and sources of supply. The mobilization plan is one of the keystones of Mr. Roosevelt's new national defense program and the seriousness with which of ficials regard it is emphasized by the fact that the conference will mark the first time that the three services have discussed it on a unified basis. Previously each service had discussed procure ment, production and related problems simply as they were in dividually affected. Although the war department is responsible for developing the mobilization program, officials explained that the plan logically involves the navy and the marine corps and in consequence repre sentatives were summoned. News of the conference was disclosed only 12 hours after Sec retary of War Harry H. Wood ring issued hi sannual report which stressed the need of "an adequate protective mobilization plan" which envisions increased personnel, equipment and arma ments and strengthening of forti fications, especially at the Pan ama canal. Assistant Secretary of War Louis Johnson is expected to bring the conferees up to date o nhis recent discussions with avi ation, utility, motor car and other (Continued on page three) CAR TAG SALE TO BE BENEFIT Junior Welfare to Help Promote C. of C. Pub licity Fund A campaign to sell 1,000 Hen dersonville city automobile tags for the benefit of the chamber of commerce advertising fund will be opened tomorrow by members of the Junior Welfare club. The welfare organization will handle the sale of the tags, which bear the name Hendersonville, ex clusively, and will receive about 25 per cent from the sale for use in the charity work of the organ ization. The remainder of the proceeds from the tags, which sell for $1.10 each, will go directly into the chamber of commerce advertising fund and will be used in this man ner during the spring. PHOT AND ONE PASSENGER ® PLANESAVED Pulled From Wreckage and Up 500 Foot Wall, Near 'Frisco FLYING OFFBEAM; PASSENGER UNHURT SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 29. - (UP)—The coast gunrd announc ed that the pilot and one passon I ger had survived the- crash of a United Airlines transport plain* . into the Pacific ocean near hero 1 today. . Five others aboard were miss ing. I The announcement said the pi lot, Charles Stead, and F. E. Ed ' elstein, a passenger, had been pulled from the wrecked plane by ropes up the wall of a 60U-foot cliff. Stead lost consciousness when pulled over the edge of the cliff. Edelstein apparently was not injured. SITE OF ACCIDENT IS VERY ISOLATED SAN FRANCISCO, Not. 29!— (UP)—A United Airlines main liner en route from Seattle to San Francisco with seven persons aboard and flying off it<j radio beam, made a crash landing in the ocean off a 500-foot cliff near Point Reyes, California, today. The plane was wrecked but the fate of those aboard, four pas sengers and three members of th« crew, was not determined imme diately. The accident occurred in uno of the most isolated spots aloiitf the California coast and, although the place is but 30 miles from the Golden Gate coast, guardsmen J and other rescuers estimated it 1 would take hours to reach the | wreckage. Ambulances were sent from : San Francisco and San llafael. i FUSELAGE BROKEN, BOTH MOTORS GONE WASHINGTON, Nov. 29. (UP) Civil aeronautics officials today said that preliminary advices by telephone on the crash of a Unit' ed Airliner near San Francisco in dicated that both motors were jarred from the plane and its fu I selage broken in two. MR. AND MRS. HUNT ! TO MAKE HOME HERE Mr. and Mrs. Fred N. Hunt, parents of Mrs. S. J. Fullwood, have, arrived here, where they plan to make their permanent home. They are from Cromwell, j Ind., and are stopping at the Full i wood home in Laurel Park. MAY BE PROMOTED WARM SPRINGS, Ga., Nov. 29. (UP)—President Roosevelt is con templating naming Dr. Ross T. Mclntyre, White House physician, ! to be surgeon-general of the nr. /y | with rank of rear admiral, it \.as I learned last night from unim I peachable sources. ii n anopping u.ys mm Till Christmas "Uhc wofttp i looking s^epncAusr at GB2MAN PE4C6 flf*>P0SAur..* T OOKING BACK TO CHRIST Aj MAS SI TEARS AGO— The world was looking skepti cally at German peace pro posals. . . . Christmas pack* ages for allied soldiers, and for the American ambulance units in France were solicited. . . . Street shrines were being erect ed in London to honor the ws? dead. . . . The Virgin Islanc.n spent their first Christmas un der the American fleg. . . „ Woman wen wearing hi£i waists and oaring, fussy skirts.