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Motorists of Two Carolinas
l?\\ot on Measures
to This End
CHAKLOTTE. Dec. 14.—With
jCC;d.-:< involving pedestrians
o:ie of ' most serious phases of
t(,e tragic problem in both urban
,n,| :ui I areas, the Carolina Mo
to; has announced that the
^iiciAari Automobile association
nuike national awards for de
ve|0p:: r:t of the most effective
,uy> ->• protecting and assuring
■creator convenience for the mil
lion? the daily march along
streets and highways.
In addition to awards to cities
that reduce pedestrian accidents
durnt 11*39 and those that de
velop now means of meeting one
0{ the country's "most crucial"
;ra:f:c conditions, the AAA will
make <o»>arate awards to schools
Lir school systems that do the best
iob in aiding youthful walkers. In
-h., connection North and South
Carolina car owners are now bal
loting "ri four motor vehicle meas
in a referendum conducted
)v thr Carolina Motor club, one
f which would provide walkways
, highways in the vicinity of
ichools and colleges.
"The awards will undoubtedly
focus now attention on ways of
afejruarding pedestrians." said
>!eman W. Roberts, president of
he Carolina Motor club. "They
rill bo made through a National
>edestrian Protection Contest. Its
ibjective is to stimulate ways of
tssurintj the free and safe move
nent of walkers with due regard
or the rights of all who use the
tr<Ms and highways. Thus the
>a.>:s of the contest is broader
han a safety effort because it
akes into account conveniences
nil methods for pedestrians con
ro! as well as protection.
"Launching of this unique traf
ic contest coincides with the near
vmplotion of a comprehensive
tudv embodied in a Pedestrian
lids Manual will offer the basis
or constructive advances in pro
eetir.ir pedestrians. The contest
? expected to stimu'ate new
bought bv those charged with the
expansibility for the safety of
hose who walk in the welter of
»» .
Although awards will be made
a ue five croups of cities clas>i
fed according to population. Caro
i cities can participate in only
: of the eroups as the fifth is
e ^petition between cities of 100.
*•> to 500.000 populat'on. The
:ner mpjipa ace 50.000 to 100,
000; 10,000 to 50.000; and under
10.0(^0. Points will be cred'ted to
cities that show low pedestrian fa
taJity rates; reduction in rate; and
a low ratio of pedestrian deaths
to total traffic fatalities.
Four fundamental points stand
out in the AAA pedestrian study,
Mr. Roberts said. First, the pedes
trian is the most important traf
fic unit in many districts of cit
es and pedestrians constitute the
r.ijor fatality toll in cities—from
-AO-thirds up. Second, most cities
;o not know much about their
>■: v serious nedestrian problem.
Third, few cities are doine much
: improve pedestrian traffic con
ditions. Fourth, there is a very
I *rious lack of understanding or
acceptance of mutual rights and
responsibilities as between driv
ers and pedestrians.
The contest will continue thru
nut the year 1939. Entry blanks j
for cities mav be secured by writ
ing Carolina Motor club headquar
ters at Charlotte or anplying to
any of the club's 54 branch of
fices in Xorth and South Caro
For many years the Carolina !
Motor club has been active in ad-;
locating measures to more sharp
!v define the rights and responsi
bilities of drivers and pedestrians
Rockefeller Kin
Makes Her Debut
Pretty Stephanie Edgell, above,
,jf Btookline, Mass., pictured as
*tu? is-aJe her debut in Boston
revetitly. She is a niece of John
^ ii'-rckeieiler.
Washington Whispers
Belore congressional committee investigating TVA, Senator Lister
Hill gives an earful to his senior colleague from Alabama, Senator
John Bankhead.
And over at the un-American investigation. Chairman Dies pours
u confidential bit into the ear of Stephen F. Chadwick, national
American Legion commander, who had just testified.
and its permanent accident pre
vention program has always in
cluded safety plans for walkers.
Its outstanding accomplishments
in this field is the control of walk
ing habits of thousands of chil
dren at school intersections that
are protected by the school safe
ty patrols organized and equipped
by tne Carolina Motor cluo tnru
out the two states. The club also
was active in securing passage of
statutes providing for pedestrians
to walk on the left side of high
ways and face traffic rather than
walk with traffic.
MADISON, Wis., Dec. 14.—
(UP)—Dr. Glenn Frank, who two
years ago was removed from the
presidency of the University of
Wisconsin, will be master of cere
monies here January 2 at the in
auguration of Julius P. Hell, Re
publican governor-elect.
At the time of his removal
Frank, now chairman of the Re
publican party's national pro
gram committee, charged that his
ouster was dictated by Governor
Philip F. La Follette, whose bid
for an unprecedented fourth term
was buried in the G.O.P. landslide
last November.
It will be the Republican par-1
ty's first inauguration under Wis
consin's huge, gray-domed capitol
since 1929 when Cfovernor Wal
ter J. Kohler was inducted into
office. Since then La Follette,
founder of the National Progres
sive party, has served three tefms,
and Albert G. Schmedeman, a
Democrat, was chief executive
from 1933 to 1935.
Republicans won a thumping
victory from Progressives in the
November election. They carried
all five state constitutional of
fices, captuz-ed eight of Wiscon
sin's 10 congressional seats and
elected Alexander Wiley, Chippe
wa Falls, Wis., attorhey, to suc
ceed Sen. F. Ryan Duffy, a New
Deal Democrat, in the U. S. sen
ate. Already they are gunning for
Senator Robert M. La Follette's
seat if the young Progressive
stands for re-election in 1940.
Heil, ruddy-faced, 62-year-old
millionaire Milwaukee industrial
ist, came to this country from
Duesmond, Germany, when a
small boy.
Heil's family settled in Wau
kosha county, where, for two years
the young German immigrant boy
swept the floors of a small gro
cery, curried horses, waited on
trade and did odd jobs. Then he
came to Milwaukee where for a
time ha worked as a laborer,
"news butcher" on railroad trains
and as a conductor on street rail
way lines.
With $700 capital at the age
of 24, Heil organized the Heil
Rail Joint Welding company
which since has grown into the
extensive Heil manufacturing
REGINA, Sask., Dec. 14. (UP)
To enable Retina fishermen to
doze on the bank until a fish ap
pears, a bell device has been de
The fisherman tosses into the
lake a long, heavily weighted line
with five or six short, baited lines
attached. The shore end of the
line is attached to a flexible stake
that has a small bell attached.
When any hook is seized a gentle
tinkle awakes the fisherman.
&1ARYSVIU.E, O.. De". 14.—
(UP)—Harry E. Taylor, who has
received a degree from Witten
berg college,, estimates that he
walked 12,200 miles getting an
He claims he walked four
miles a day for eight years to
grade school; 10 miles a day to
junior hhrh; two miles a day to
senior hijfh. Taylor says he drove
53,600 miles going to normal
school and to college, most of
that distance with a horse and
Open to All Home Owners in Hendersonville and Im
mediate Vicinity; Prizes $25, $10, $5, $5 and $5
Awards will be made solely to
the three homes whose exteriors
are adjudged to be most artistical
ly decorated for Christmas. Thus,
elaborate and costly displays will
not have an advantage over sim
pler and less expensive displays
which may be more artistic and
therefore more effective.
Only those householders who
sign an entry blank and take it to
. the Chamber of Commerce Office
I on or before Thursday, December
15, will be eligible to compete in
the contest. As entries are made,
the prospective contestant will be
given a folder which may be of
aid in planning displays. The dis
plays must be in operation not
later than Monday, December 19,
and must be operated nightly
through Monday, December 26.
Names of the winners will be an
nounced in these columns on Fri
day, December 23.
Fill in and leave at Chamber of Commerce office before 5 p. m.,
Thursday, December 15.
Australia Ready
! With War Plans In
Any Emergency
CANBERRA. Dec. 14. (UP) —
Determined not to be caught un
prepared in the event of war.
Australia has taken steps to .or
ganize the entire resources of the
commonwealth to meet any emer
For the past four years, ever
since the European situation be
came threatening, defense plans,
have been under revision and the
three defense services have been
gradually strengthened. The work
has been speeded up in the past
six months, and it is now said that
the whole scheme could be set in
motion smoothly and without de
In addition, the basic organiza
tion for swinging the whole of
Australia's economy over to a war
footing is regarded as reasonably
Plans have been made for rap
(id mobilization of transport and
for maintaining supplies of food
and war materials whenever they
may be required. The defense de
partment has exact knowledge of
the location of supplies and has
•drawn a detailed scheme for us
ing them to the best advantage.
Munition supply facilities have
been expanded to the point where
it is said that besides meeting all
Australia's reqtrirements ltfwtly,
supplies could be made available
to New Zealand and to British
stations in the far east. Arrange
ments have been made to expand
private munitions manufacture
immediately if necessary.
The defense forces were reduc
ed in the 1920s, like those of
Britain, and more retrenchments
were made when Australia was
in the throes of economic depres
sion. They are in a better condi
tion than in 1914, and expansion
is now rapid.
The Australian navy is in a
high state of efficiency. The air
force is well organized, and its
equipment is being- improved and
increased every week.
The permanent force of the
army is to be increased, and gar
risons formed for "danger spots."
especially Darwin. Already coast
and harbor defenses have been
installed or strengthened at stra
tegic points for the protection of
cities and industrial undertak
The militia force was fixed at
35,000 men several years ago,
largely because enuipment and
personnel were not available for
the effective training of a larger
number and funds were required
for more urgent purposes.
The force is to be expanded to
42,000, with increases as soon as
the 7,000 new volunteers can be
absorbed into existing units. The
government does not expect any
difficulty in enlisting that num
ber, for there are waiting lists
of volunteers.
DUMMER, N. H. (UP)—When
Mrs. Alice Hawkins, 80, visited
the new rural school here recent
ly, she discovered among' the 25
pupils eight of her grandchildren,
hint? great-grandchildren and a
few nieces and nephews.
In the Dominion of Canada, the
average consumption of coffee
per capita is 2.7 pounds.
Home Serenity Of
Tyro Fliers Now
Thrust Upon U. S.
Memphis Family Rivalry
Develop; Over Hours
for Pilots License
United Press Staff Correspondent
MEMPHIS, Tenu., Dec. 14. —
(UP).—There was peace today in
the Rollins Miller family, but as
Miller and wife accumulated
necessary hours in the air to ap
ply for pilot licenses it was indi
cated that the calm was not only
Last fall, Miller enrolled in the
flying class of Phoebo Omile—
first woman ever to hold a trans
port license in the United States
—and Mrs. Miller bolted at the
idea of having to stay at home
nights, while the husband she de
scribed as "plane crazy" was re
ceiving instructions in prelimin
ary course.
After two weeks of staying at
home, Mrs. Miller, who at that
time was not aviation-minded, en
rolled, too. She did it "just to
pass away time."
Came examination day and Mrs.
Miller was among the 15 poten
tial fliers who made highest
grades. Her reward for the honor
was a free course to win her
wings. Miller, the original avia
tion enthusiast, finished far be
hind and was not granted a free
After a few weeks of training,
Mrs. Miller soloed, and Miller
still had gone no farther than the
Defeated by his own wife but
determined not to be outdone en
tirely, Miller, an employe of a
local wholesale grocery company,
tapped his bank account. Recent
ly he climbed into a small ship,
streaked down a runway, and was
off—in the air alone for the first
time. His landing was unnoticed,
meaning it must have been fair
because hangar talk around muni
cipal airport centers on "sloppy
Miller thinks his wife "can't
fly a kite," and she has a like
opinion of his ability to maneuver
a plane. ■ But neither says so in
the presence of the other. They
decided to stop argument and
leave the question of prowess to
an aviation nispector who soon
will grant them licenses after they
have attained the required 50
hours in the air*
Possibility looms that the in
spector might become involved in
the dispute for he must decide
which of the Millers is to be rated
first. -
- Since Mr. arid Mrs. Miller took
up flying, their dinner talks no
longer concern food or wholesale |
groceries. Now the talks are often i
heated arguments about airplanes,!
Mother Identifies Slain Daughter
Sobbing hysterically, Mrs. Leonard Vlughit stares into the pietty
face of a girl who had been found fatally stabbed in the hills near
Oakland, Calif. Her daughter, Leona, 22, wa» the dead girl.
flying conditions, aerial problems,
new airliners which as yet are not
flying, and plans to attend air
Although Memphis now has one
of the largest airports in the na
tion, Mr. and Mrs. Miller would
like to see Mud Island—which is
opposite downtown Memphis be
tween the Wolf and Mississippi
rivers—made into an airport.
Engineers once considered the
island's possibilities but abandon
ed conferences because during
times of high water the island is
submerged and only tops of high
est trees can be sten. Later, city
officials considered a proposal to
cover the island with a high con
crete disc. Today, the island's
possibilities again are being con
Planners believe tb«» disc can be
placed out of danger of flood
waters. Latest problem is that of
protecting Memphis' skyscrapers
from planes—and the planes from
them—when the ships would be
making blind approaches during
bad weather.
Miller, his wife, and'the plan
ners have not figured thai one
out yet.
CLEVELAND.' 0., Dec. 14.—
(UP) — Theater cashier Betty
Bernett used football - tactics to
ward off a thief who tried to
seize a cigar box containing $50,
which Miss Bernet twas carrying
from the ticket booth to the man
ager's office.
When the thief threw her to
the ground, sh* hugged the box
—football-like—to her body. Th«
thief kicked her, but she kicked
back until approaching pedestri
ans frightened .the thief and he
hurriedly departed. •
Most of the . so -cal le d "dark
days" occasionally reported in the
United States are due to forest
Before you know it, the last day will be here and you'll be
frantic because your shopping isn't done.
by the lure of larger cities. I've been around a lot in the
last few weeks, and no where are the values greater than in
Hendersonville. You can fill your gift lists here with less
trouble, and save money besides.
HEALTHY- mNo business or bumps in a last
minute rush.
WEALTHY- mNo price boosts, quality cuts or
depleted stocks.
AMn U/ICE No leftovers, odds and ends or
AND WloL— substituted gifts.
"See You Saturday in Hendersonville"
Before saying, "I can't
find what I want here,
please ash yoarseU this
question,4Have I trieSV'

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