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AND IRISH ARE RANKED TOPS Houlgate and Dickinson Give Results of Their Statistical Work LOS A\(JELKS, Dec. (UP) The rating of 11 >5 elevens com piled by statistician Dcke Houl gatc revealed last night that Ten nessee's unbeaten and untied Vol unteers had clinched the mythical national football title according to this system. The Vols ran up points to displace Notre Dame, whose de feat by Southern California knocked the Irish to second with 30 points. Duke was third with 27, Oklahoma fourth with 25, Texas Christian University fifth with 24, Southern California sixth with 23, California seventh with 22, Pitt eighth with 22, Holy Cross ninth with 21 and Alabama 10th with 20. U.S.C. scored the biggest gain of the week, moving from 13th to fifth position. SAYS IRISH PLAYED HARDEST SCHEDULE CHAMPAIGN. III., Dee. 6.— (UP)—Notre Dame, despite its defeat by Southern California. last night was proclaimed national football champion by Frank G. Dickinson, assistant economics pro fessor at the University of Illinois and author of the Dickinson foot ball ratin«r system. The once-beaten Irish were se lected over unbeaten and untied Duke and Tennessee because,' Dickinson said, they played a "much more difficult schedule." Under the Dickinson system, points, are awarded for each game accord ing: to the strength of opponents. Oklahoma and Texas Christian,! also with perfect scores, were rat-1 ed fifth and eighth respectively. The 1938 Dickinson ratings: Rank Team W L T Points 1 Notre Dame 8 1 0 27.72 2 Duke 9 0 0 27.10, 3 Tennessee ...10 0 0 26.681 4 So. California.. S 2 0 2.1.71 I 5 Oklahoma _ 10 0 0 23.69 J 6 Michigan 6 11 23.02 7 Minnesota 6 2 0 22.711 8 Tex. Christian._ 10 0 0 22.67 9 Alabama 7 J 1 22.63 10 Carnegie Tech 7 1 0 22.62 11 Pittsburgh .. 8 2 1' 22.5-1 ALL-STAR FIVE! LIFTS CONTEST __ Hendersonville Boys Beat Spindale Athletics by 33 to 31 Score __ The Hendersonville All-Stars hit their stride last night and de feated the favored Spindale Ath letic club, one of the best teams in this section, by a 33 to 31 score, at the Flat Rock gymna-' sium. The visitors got off to a slow start and trailed 6 to 23 at the end df the first half, but staffed a great rally in the second half to almost overtake the locals. It was all Spindale in the third and fourth periods, except for three or four minutes of the final quarter when the locals, leading by only four points, stiffened and held the visitors to one field goal during the last three and one half minutes. The Hendersonville team was paced by Pace with 12 points and Williams with lO.Smalley led the ' losers with 10 points. The line-ups: H'ville (33) Spindale (31) F—Wilson (9) B. Sheehan F—Pace (12) .... C. Davis (G) C—Williams (10). .Smalley (10) G—Hill (2) Hinson (l») G—Arledge D. Davis (2) Substitutes: Spindale — Lips comb (2), H. Sheehan (2). Bearcat Cagers To Open Practice The Hendersonville Bearcats: will open basketball practice for the coming season on Wednes day, Coach John Stephens an nounced today. Prospects for the season are good with a number of last sea son's players available. Coach Stephens said. Girls' basketball practice has been in progress for about a month under the direction of Miss Walker. AGE ASSISTANCE AND CHECKS FOR CHILDREN ARRIVE Superintendent of County Wel fare A. G. Randolph today an nounced that the December checks for old age assistance and for aid to dependent children have arrived and are ready for distribution at the county welfare office. Superintendent Randolph re quested in this connection that each one who receives these checks call as promptly as pos sible at the-office for them or send a written order for it by an agent who can receipt for the check. Does this year's deb lik eto be handled roughly or with gentle ness? Certainly. Back With Pros Having resigned as baekfielc coach at Iowa, Ernie Nevers above, returns to professiona ranks by signing as coach o the Chicago Cardinals. AMBERS WINS TECHNICAL K.O. Armstrong Also Gets Tech nical Decision Over Manfredo CLEVELAND, Dec. tf. (UP) — Lou Ambers, former lightweight champion of the world, last night scored a technical knockout vic tory over Frankie Wallace of Cleveland after the sixth round. Ambers weighed and Wal lace 139. Petey Sarron. i.'io i-i. iormer featherweight champion, outpoint ed Mike Gamiere, 134, Cleveland, in a 10-rounder. The fijrht was even until the last round when Sarron cut loose with a terrific two-fisted attack. Gamiere drop ped his opponent for a count of one in the fifth. Little Henry Armstrong, bushy haired Los Angeles negro, made the quickest defense of either of his two world boxing titles la>t night when he won by a technical knockout over AI Manfredo of California in the third round of a scheduled 15-rounder for the wel terweight championship of the world. Menfredo, who had hoped to win the title as a wedding present for the gill he will marry next week in Fresno, Calif., was waved to his corner after a minute and 45 seconds of the third round had elapsed. Despite the fact that he was working against an 11 1-4 disad vantage in the weights, Armstrong went to work on his Fresno op ponent quickly and savagely and won going: away. Armstrong weighed 134 3-4; Manfredo 146. Pitt's Frosh Grid Men To Pay Like Other Students PITTSBURGH. Dec. <». (UP)— Business manager John Weber yesterday told rebellious freshman football players that they would have to pay tuition "like other students" after completion of this school year. That left the freshmen the choice of carrying out their threat to transfer to other colleges, or accepting Pitt's stand on the new code against athletic "profession alism." It was reported shortly after the Weber conference that the freshmen had decided to re main at Pitt. Weber agreed to cancel the 1937-38 tuition charges after the gridders maintained that they "understood" they would not have to pay. Picks Battleship As The Greatest Horse This Year NEW YORK, Dec. 6. (UP) — Battleship has been selected as the horse of the year by the maga zine "Horse and Horseman," edi tor Peter Vischer announced yes terday. This selection carries with it the annual ward: "The Golden Bit." Mrs. Marion Du Pont Scott's Battleship was chosen because of his victory in the Grand National Steeplechase at Aintree, England, a feat never before accomplished by an American horse in 100 years of racing. This timber-topping son of Mar 0' War was picked o\%r Seabis cuit, conqueror of War Admiral over Greyhound, which lowered the world's trotting record tc 1:55 1-4; over Billy Direct, whicV lowered the world's pacing recorc to 1:55, and over William Wood ward's Flares, which won the As cot gold cup, registering the firsi victory by an American-bred ir ' that event. REBELS BOMB LOYALISTS ON BROAD SCALE Action Taken by Franco Because Belligerent Rights Withheld i HENDAYE, FRANCO-SPANISH I FRONTIER. Dec. <5. (UP)—Gen eralissimo Francisco Franco yes-1 U nlay sent 250 nlan<?s into action against the entire loyalist east! coast from the Pyrenees to AI meiia in which his headquarters described as "retaliation" for An glo-French refusal to grant him belligerent rights. Carrying out his published warn ings of intense aerial bombard-, nients of 100 "military objectives") with loyalist territory, Franco di rected Severe bombing raids yes-1 terday all along the Mediterranean j seaboard, with two morning at- j tacks on Barcelona. Over the week-end, Franco's Burgos headquarters reported, 80 : independent bombing raids were staged against loyalist cities and towns, inflicting enormous dam age and taking heavy tolls of life. The British and French pre miers, meeting in Paris recently, decided that any grant of bellig erent rights to Franco must be made by the London non-inter vention committee and be depend ent upon withdrawal of foreign "volunteers" from both Spanish j sides. The 08 npw villages added to ) the list of towns, where frantic evacuation already is underway, are scattered from Sagunto past Valencia and Carthagena south ward to Alicante but most are in j Catalonia. The total American income for the last year when statistics are available, li»35-36, was 60 billion dollars. F. R. RESTATES HIS FAITH IN DEMOCRACY (Continued from paerc one) commercial and shipping interests of the seqjjoard, and failed to give recognition to the needs and the desires of the masses of the inhabitants of the original 1 .'J stater, who did not subscribe to the theory that birth, wealth or political position could give to the possessors of these t|ualifica-| tions the sole right to -govern. Hence the Democratic party." "The future of America," he said, "rests not on mere chance alone, not on mere conservatism, j mere smugness, mere fatalism,! but on the affirmative action which we take in America. "What America does or fails to I do in the next few years has a far greater bearing and influence I on the history of the human race j for centuries to come than most! of us who arc here today cun ever conceive. "Because we live in an era of j acceleration, we no longer can trust to the evolution of future decades to meet these new prob lems. They lise before us today and they must be met today." The president said that the two words, "going places," seem to be an essential in modern civiliza tion. He said the.^ represent the conviction of the young people that life never remains static: that there «Vre better days ahead. He ::aid that in many crises in American history, tolerance and j national point'of view were ab-j sent. ' "We," he said, "are not only. the largest and most powerful de-j mocracy in the whole world, but j many other democracies look to| us for leadership that world de-1 mocracy r.iay survive. "I am not speaking of the ex ternal policies of the l.nited States. They are exerted on the side of peace and they are exert ed more strongly than ever be fore toward the self-preservation of democracies through the assur ance of peace. "What I would emphasize is the maintenance of successful de mocracy at home. Necessarily, democratic methods within a na tion's life entail change—the kind of changes through local process es described by Justice Cardozo —the kind of change to meet new social and economic needs through recognized processes of govern ment." Two Navy Fliers Burned To Death TORONTO, Cal., Dec. (5. (UP) Two navy fliers were burned to death yesterday when their scout bomber crashed into an unoccu pied garage in the residential sec tion of Coronado. The plane narrowly missed sev eral homes when it hurtled down out of control. • Those killed were Aviation Ca det Francis P. Kerr, 27, of Cor- j Onado, a member of bombing1 > squadron three attached to the U. S. Saratoga, and C'arlcton Hargraves, 25, of Los Angeles, aviation machinist's mate. ELECTION BOARD MAY NAME TURNER TO CONSTABLESHJP | I P. T. Turner, whose name was wiitten in on ballots for township constable in Crab Creek town ship, is expected to be named con stable by the election board, it was learned today. Although his name did not ap pear on the ballot, it was written in lor constable on two county ballots. The county election board has not taken action on the matter. One member of the election board stated this morning that he thought Mr. Turner would be en titled to the office. 5 Men Get Life In Babe's Death NEW ORLEANS, Dec. fi. (UP). Five men were sent to prison for life last night for the murder of 1 a two-year-old baby. ' They were Guiseppe Sacco, Sr., I 08; his sons, Guiseppe, Jr., 33, and Michael, 28, Sam Bacino, 3(); and Luca Manzullo, 38. | J The men convicted of setting | off an explosion the night of No-' vcirbcr !) which wrecked the two story cigar factory in which Sacco and his family lived, and binned the building next door and dam aged at least 10 other buildings. Elmer Legaux, Jr., living in the adjoining building, was pinned to his bed by a faUing Wall and burned to death. BRITONS SEE U. S. FRIENDSHIP GAIN (Continued from page one) keen on growing,''' the Daily Mail said. The Daily Herald said that^ "President Roosevelt is deter mined that neither Europe nor other continents, nor the United States itself, shall ever forget America is the greatest and strongest democracy and as such capable of playing a decisive part in the future of the world . . . "It is inevitable that a challenge is rising not merely to democracy as a political system but to all such qualities as tolerance, mercy and kindness which should make democrats everywhere wish to stand closer together. "It is in that spirit of friend ship based on conimon faith that opinion here welcomes the remark able declaration by the president of the United States yesterday." An elderly Japanese womap has seventeen grandsons, all fighting in China. u. s. as MASK NEEDS ACUTE Shortage in Reserve Unit Equipment Declared Most Serious WASHINGTON, Dec. r>. (UP). Major General Albei t II. Bland- i ing suid last night that an acute j shortage of juis masks in the na-. tiomil guard considerably weak-, ened that branch of the army re-1 serves by making it impossible to give the men adequate training in chemical warfare. In his annual report to Secre tary of War Harry H. Woodring, the chief of the national guard bureau said that only eight gas masks per 100 men now are avail able and that the shortage is one of the "most serious" in the re serve unit. He also criticized the unit's lack of proper facilities and tiaining camps for the conduct of musketry field firing and for ex ercises of machine gun arjd i howitzer companies. He added I that the national guard was sadly I deficient in engineering; equip ment. Blandint; d'sclosed that under recent authorization to increase the allotment of airplanes for the guard fiom 171 to 195, he plan ned to assign one additional ship to each squadron for use by air corps instructors in giving instru ment flying instructions, prob ablv next year. He described as "especially de sirable for the immediate future" a continuation of the "substantial annual increases in anti-aircraft and anti-mechanized equipment, material that may not be rapidly obtainable in an emergency." Total appropriations for the guard in the 1038 fiscal year was $1-1,958,487, he said. Officers en Britons Acquire Deadly Bo mil LONDON, li. • ,n, i new and deadly so light and siv.a . that ..... t . irijr piano ca> '..ihiu ; them, has been •,■.v Britain, it was >■ ■,< \lH ^ by Arthur Kalpi. \-;> ;.y. Iu:il cal advisor of cautionf department v\ tiu r.„, J office. Astbury, in s .1 gathering «>i Y> . >n - . ' Burlington Hi | a fleet of bom- fly.«.« l . , formation could lay down a Vft itable blanket - i searing ,, over a wide area. Jets of flam f d'pear pieces of moiu I be thrown •. : feet." ' 1,1 The home «• f; • • t that, because reduced size an v.. ^ of them could 1 - * taneously from o •aimr.-. U. S. GUNBOAT IS MOVED IN YANGTSE UNDER JAP CONVOt (Continued from page oral* assistant, Helen I' my. :i \\t^ ington, D. C., nui se. able to prevent the seizure Chinese reports 1. «>m Titr.t« and Peiping said the Jap^ had requested ext. edition !r« the British coneesM-n in Ti» r.^ir. of two young Chinese, son* 0f leading families, f. alleged ^r. ticipation in a "pat assassinate Wanu \ T.riHl of the Japanese-*. u\ ..lied Fefc:. al Reserve bank of North ChirJ rolled during the I eriml totals 14,236 and enlisted men. 1k«. 745, as compared with the «v department's minima •; 210,000 enlisted nu* ber«. ar.« With Hendersonville and Henderson NOTES ON THE PROGRESS AND SERVICE S OF LOCAL BUSINESS FIRMS. WORLD WIDENING ITS SUPPLY SOURCE OF WEATHER DATA i NEW YORK, Dec. 6.— (UP) — International co-operation in the , development of meteorology in the past year was praised by Alex ander Klemin, director of New , York University's Daniel Guggen heim School of Aeronautics, at the 51)th annual meeting of the ' American Society of Mechanical Engineers here. i Klemin praised contributions by the U. S. weather bureau in me teorology, but criticized discontin uance by the army in its upper air observations. "Although the standardization I of meteorological practice is still i far from complete," Klemin said, i "the groundwork has been firmly ! laid and the various commissions of the International Meteorolog | ical Organization have served to render every meteorologist con scious that the scope of his phase I of geophysics is world-wide and transcends political boundaries." He said the U. S. weather bu reau, in co-operation with the 1 army, had a network of 25 sta tions making regular airplane-me teorograph flights into the sub stratosphere in 1936. About this time the radio-meteorograph was introduced. The radio-meteoro graph was made up of a balloon which transmitted regular weather reports to a receiving set on the ground as it ascended. it is a great pity that concur rently with their introduction came what was tantamount to a breakdown of the aerological net work," Klemin said. "Most serious contributing factor in this was the withdrawal of the U. S. army from the program, which resulted in the abandonment of the collection of upper-air data at seven (weather) stations. Even if radio-meteoro graph stations are put in by the army in their stead, the full num ber of stations will not be opera tive for a considerable time. Klemin said airlines had con tributed much to the progress of meteorology. "The requirements of the air transport companies are so exact ing that for their demands to be Satisfied necessarily means a con tinual improvement in the quality of weather data," he said. "Im portant is that fact that even the smaller air transport companies now realize the advisability of em ploying trained meteorologists The urgency for considerable improve ment of observations at sea has been called to general attention by the proposed establishment of trans-Atlantic air service." ;t TRACY'S BAR-B-Q DRINKS OF ALL KINDS 24-HOUR SERVICE BIRTHS HIGHEST IN RELIEF OR LOW U. S. INCOME FAMILIES LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Doc. fi. (UP). — Miss Katharine F. I,en root, chief of the children's bu reau of the department of labor, told the Arkansas health confer ence yesterday that housewives whose families are on relief or earn incomes of less than $1000 annually give birth to more than half the babies born in the United States. Miss Lenroot outlined progress being made by the federal gov ernment in caring for mothers and babies in lower income groups and said that most improvement was the result of state maternal and child health programs begun in connection with the social se curity act. She said that the number of counties providing prenatal clinics had increased 25 percent in tin past year. The number of child health conferences have increased 31 percent, she said, and 30 per cent more counties are furnishing prenatal and child health nurs ing- .. c ' "COURTESY COPS" LONDON. (UP) — "Courtesy cops" have reduced the number of accidents on the roads they patrol by 20 per cent, so their corps is to be increased. English Brothers Shoe Repairing Cushion Sole Arch Support Shoea Phone 546 Phone 160 }^4th Ave. W. Main Street A clean sweep! I'll jet »11 the dirt with an elec tric vacuum cleaner! Duke Power Go. Are you acquainted with the many services of these firms? Test your knowledge and you will perhaps win two free tickets to the Carolina Theatre. « * /*• The .judging was more difficult than usual this time due to the fine tributes paid the Duke Power company on the nature of service it renders this community. The first prize of two tickets to the Carolina theatre went to Mary Ann Leslie, 41G Second avenue east, city; and the second of one ticket to Mrs. S. E. Greenwood of Mills River, who was recently a first-prize winner. Ticket* have been mailed to these successful contestants. ANSWER THIS: Which institution on this page usually devotes more thought, in its advertisements, to commun ity affairs and interests than it does to its own service? The most satisfactory answer, together with a statement not exceeding 50 words as to what the contestant attrib utes the success of this firm, will entitle the successful contestant to two tickets to the Carolina theatre, if answer is in this office before noon on next Thursday. One ticket will be given for the second best answer. Try your skill this week and perhaps you will win a couple of free tickets. Address reply to "Going Forward" Contest Editor of The Times-News, using postal card or letter, or takimr to The Times-News office. g 10 Coca-Cola Bottling Co. ♦ • ♦ Moland-Drysdale Corp. ♦ * * Hendersonville Supply & Coal Company. » ♦ » Tracy's Bar-B-Q Shipman Motor Company. English Shoe Shop * • » Dr. A. H. Hawkins * * • McCrary's Shoe Shop » * » State Trust Company * * • Duke Power Company * * * Carolina & State Theatres MEETING ROOFING NEEDS j | < We are heavily stocked with several kinds of roofing materials in order to be able to meet the community's varied roofing needs. Let us discuss with you your roofing requirements or problems. I i 1 t v 1 Hendersonville Supply & Coal Co. Phone 800 ; Lenox Park TECHNOLOGY QUERIES TOLEDO, 0. (UP)—The tech nology department of the Toledo public* library answered 2,090 queries for Toledoans in one month—an increase of 34 per cent over the preceding month. Dr. A.H. Hawkins Optometrist PHONE 108 Lenses ground in our laboratory McCrary's Shoe Shop Specializes in the KORRY-KROME SOLES SHOE REPAIRING 132-3rd Ave., East I Heated Cars! Why not enjoy the comforts of a heated car when a very small investment makes it possible? See us for a variety of good auto heaters. Shipman Motor Company Phone 75 Shop Thriftily in Hendersonville • You can always depend 011 Hendersonville mer chants for the right mer chandise at the r i?h: prices . . . and of cours; large stocks. . . Wu -rpJ you to try Hendersons! stores first. Stale Trust Co. THEATRES CAROLINA AND STATE Shows at 2, 3 :•!"), 7:lj and 9 P. m. Saturday, continuous performances from 1 P- ® Sunday, 2, and 9:10 p. m. Latest Scrccii and Stage Attractions ^ A GOOD BRICK HOUSE It naturally conveys the idea of Comfor Deautf Durability and Prestige of Home Ownership. • sT% ETOWAH HIRICK BUILDS BETTER HOMES Moland-Drysdale Corp. c Thick Deliveries to All Parti of Western North Carolina The pause that refreSJ*L*n COCA-COLA BOTTLING CO. ^ j HendfersonvilU, N. C.