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HENDERSON, H
GATEWAY TO i
CENTRAL
CAROLINA. I >
nineteenth year
town of mm
BEING OCCUPIED DY
ARMY OF JAPANESE
Rising Sun Flag Flic* Ovei
City For First Time In
Many Centuries
NO BLOODSHED SEEN
WHILE TAKING CITY
Chinese Forces Evacuate
Chinchow Shortly Before
Japanese Army Marches
In—Not A Shot Is Fired
Shtnhalkwin. Jan. 2.
< \r> —A further ripanton of
Japan'*, military and political
.Irmcth on the Aalmtlr mainland
heyend Ihe hound, of Mancharla
W n, <eeti by local observers to*
da> In her action* In stationing a
force h( 7M Infantry aad artillery’
here during the last two week*.
By ointlonlnt armed farrow here
Japan control* a narrow level
stretch «f land alone the sea
which con*>tltule* the only natural
liatb la-tween China and Man
churia.
Chinchow- China. Jan. 2. (AP) -
For the fir.-J time In centuries of His
tory the rising sun flag flew over this
city today signifying its capture by a
Japanese army .
The first victorious brigade march
ed in at one p. m. and took over the
town without firing a shot. Thera was
not a single Chinese defender in the
city for the last troop train had left
several hours earlier, rolling down to
wards Shan ha ik wan and the grant
wall at the end of a disordered exodus
r-hich began several days ago.
The raptors had taken thetr time
•Ml the way down from the Tatting
river, fifteen miles to the north, na
that the Chinese could cos pVts the
evacuation.
Having taken this hud Chinese
stronghold it was pooaibie that the
Japanese might keep on along the
Peiping-Mokden railway to Shaa
helkwnn. the real gateway to lfatv
rhwrM in the of the groat
TO ASK PROBE OF
FASCIST ACTIVITY
Congressional Investigation
I* Sought By Represen.
tative Fish
Washington. Jan. 2.- tAP) Con
gressional investigation of fascist and
anti-fascist activities in the United
States wib proposed today by Repre
•eutallve Kish. New York Republican,
who last year directed an inquiry into
communistic activities throughout the
l« nd.
I*ish termed the widespread at
tempted bombings that have taken
three lives “a diabolical conspiracy”
and drafted a resolution for inquiry
l>> the House Foreign Affairs com
mittee of which he is ranking mem
bers.
REPAYING OF LOANS
OCCUPIES FARMERS
Rutin rfordton. Jan. 2.<AP) Farm
ers in Rutherford countv have paid a
lotal of $97,000 to the federal drought
telief fund on loans secured last
spring, reports County Agent F. E.
Patton.
Shipments of poultry and turkeys,
however, arc enabling many f timers
lo njM o cut»h basis. During tbc
past week u total of 1.861 pounds were
Vjuded nt Ruthcrfordton and Ellen
**oro and sold to a Philadelphia com
pany. Shippers were pleased with the
I*rices. Patton declared.
Maxwell Unable To Give
More Time To Get Tags
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--i»ulM,gh, Jan. 2. Because there ha*
been some criticism because he has j
not grunted an extension of 15 days
for th* purchase of new 1932 auto
mobile license plates. Commissioner
of Revenue A. J. Maxwell today point- ]
e«i out that Section 28 of the Auto- i
mobile License law expressly prohibits .
ilie Commissioner of Revenue from!
granting any extension. 1
The section reads as follows: 1
The Commissioner shall not have
> lie authority to permit the use of li
cense plates after the 31st day of De-,
centber of the year for which same:
were issued."
However, in ordor to give those who
•n ve not yet secured their new li
censes an opportunity to do so with
out being subject to arrest and fine.
Couu&issiouer Maxwell h** asked all
the enforcement officers In the State,
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With hearings on repeal of tie
eighteenth amendment scheduled j
before a senate committee during I
January, the greate.-.t prohibition !
battle in history will get under
way in the hall# of congress. The
hearing# are brought about j
through a resolution bjr Senator .
Hiram Bingham ot Connecticut. I
GEORGE NORFLEET IS
CLAIMED BY DEATH
R
1 Prominent Winston Salem
Man
Long Illness
Winston-Salem, Jan. <AP)-
George Norfleet, past grand master
of the North Carolina grand lodge.
Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons,
died at his home here late lost night.
Mr. Norfleet had been in declining
health a number of yeanr but his con
i dition showed Improvement until a
few weeks ago when he suffered a
heart attack. Death had been expect
ed several days.
: Born ih Winston-Salem. July 22.
j 1879, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs.
! M. W. Norfleet, hp spent his entire
Ufa here and was active in the busi
ness and civic affairs of the city. For
nearly 20 years he was engaged with
. his brothers in the tobacco warehouse
business here.
Later he established the Norfleet
■ Baggs company, automobile dealers,
and operated that concern until three
years ago when he retired on account
of ill health.
COXEY GETS JOB AS
OHIO CITY’S MAYOR
i Massilln. 0.. Jan. 2. (AP - A gray
haired, Ume bitten old warrior, who
earned the sobriquet of "General" as
I leader of the famous march of the un
j employed to Washington in 1894, to
day stood on the threshhold of rea
lization of a dream 38 years old.
Jacob S. Coxey, Sr., wnose plan of
issuing money at coat to aid the un
employed came to hi min his sleep,
was Inaugurated as mayor of Mas
sillon. his first public office.
Harking bum to me .lays of 1894,
when he and Mb followers were im
prisoned and fined as they spoke from
the steps of the national capitol,
Coxey pledged his administration to
uphold the bill of rights outlined in
the constitution.
including the Highway Patrol, to limit
their activities for a few days to noth
ing more than warning motorists with
printed slips, asking them to secure
their new licenses as soon as possible.
If these warnings are not heeded
within a reasonable time and the new
license plates obtained the motorists
will then, of course, be subject to ar
rest instead of a warning.
"The Department of Revenue does
not want to be arbitrary or undqly
harsh with those who have not yet
secured new license plates.” Commis
sioner Maxwell said. “But the law posi
tively prohibits the granting of any
extension of time. However, we be
lieve that by being lenient in the en
forcement of the law for a few days,
ample opportunity will be given those
who have not yet been secured their
new license plates to do so and that
n serious inconvenience to any one
will result.''
ONLY DAILY NEWSPAPE R
I Senator John J Blaine of WLseos*
| sin, a wet, head# the committee,
j Other member# are W'ilham
■ Borah. Idaho, opposed to repeal.
Felix Herbert. Rhode Island, who
favor# re#ubnn*sion: Hugo Black.
, Alabama, a dry. and Thomas
. Walsh. Montana, who favor# re-
I aubmiJiion if hi# state desire# it.
Low Death Rate
For This State
Sets New Record
Untie IMuiiialrk a—re—s.
»• tier «|r WnH<-r ttnir,.
i«v j. e. r. »-.i!« ii |_
Rubigh. .lun. North Carolina
Jmte IRndawsat ’ rain, during
Will it ha* bad for years*, and
probably the lowest death rate of
**V State east of the Mississippi
with ih iHMdblo exception of Ver
mont. according to I»r. Janies M.
Parrott. State Health Offlrer. The
1981 death rate was only 9.8 al
though the rate had been estimat
ed for the year at 10.1 by the Bu
reau or Vital Statistics. The lowest
previous death rale in North Caro
lina was 11.2 n 1929.
•‘Ths is a remarkable record and
one that North Carol)nans should
lie proud of, since it shows that
there Is less disease than in most
other states and that consequent
ly North Carolina is a good place
to live," Dr. Parrott said. "These
figures also testify to the good
work that has lieen done by (he
State Board of Health In disease
prevention and tn sanitation and
health education."
N. C. FARMERS ARE
LIVING IN COMFORT
Equipped With Phones,
Electric Lights And Run
ning Water
Raleigh. Jan. 2. -tAP)-There were
19,802 farmer# in North Carolina tu
1929 who reported to census enumera
tors that they had telephones in their
farm homes, the census bureau was
reported. This vus 7.1 per cent of the
total number of farms in the state.
There were 9,308 farmers of the
state who reported thev had water
piped into their dwellings, which was
3.3 per cent of all farms of the state.
Farms which reported dwellings
lighted by electricity numbered 15,-
006 in the state, or 5.4 per cent of
all farms, and 8.774 of the farms re
porting that the residences were elec
trically lighted reported that they paid
a total of $403,120 to power companies
for electricity.
CHARLOTTE STORE
LOOTED OF DRUGS
Charlotte, Jan. 2.—(AP)-Three un
masked men pulled off a spectular
drug store robbery here last night
forcing eight cuctombers and clerks
to lay on the floor under threat of
death while they helped themselves
to a quantity of narcotics and other
valuables.
Fire Threatens Capital.
Sydney. Australia, Jan. 2.—Canberra
the Federal capital was threatened
yesterday by raging brush fires in
which thousands of sheep perished.
Slain By Bobbers.
Marion, 0., Jan. 2-—Failing to hear
a command to hold up his hands.
Green G. Miller. 73, was shot aud kill
ed by two Negroes who sought to rob
his grocery store at the village of Le
CUff, near here last night.
PUBLISHED IN THIS SECTION OF’ NORTH CAROLINA AND VIRGINIA
HENDERSON, N. C., SATURDAY AFTERNOON, JANUARY 2, 1932
I TRUCE INDICATIONS
SEEN FROM REPORTS
Os INOIAH AFFAIRS
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Mahatma Gandhi And Brit
ish Government May
Patch Up Differ,
ences Soon
CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE
MAY NOT $E RESUMED
Grave Economic Situation
, Seen As Renutt Unless Ef
forts Towards Truce Prove
Successful
New Delhi, India, Jan. 2 (Al*>
—Far twe hours tonight Viceroy
l4>rd WNHngdon and members of
bin executive council considered
the situation arising from Ma
hatma GandhiV,'threat to renew
the civil disobedience campaign If
the viceroy refills to talk to him.
The participant* declined to di
vulge the result of the meeting hot
It was made 'clear that Mr.
Gandhi would ndl Ire arrested to
nlfht *
{ ' " *
Bombay. India.] Jan. 2. (AP)
There were indication# today that t
truce might be reached by Mahatma
Gandhi and the British government
In India to avert ‘resumption of the
civil disobedience yampaign.
Powerful lufluedces were at work
to persuade Viceroy J-ord WtlHngdon
to recolvo Mr. Gandhi without placing
, any restriction upon the matters to
be discussed. Heretofore the viceroy
has lei*ted that tail * will not permit i
discussion of the recently enacted pro
vincial ordinances extending the pow
er of local authorities to deal with
political disorders, **
Many telegrams Wve been sent to
Lord Willingdon by madness interests
which feel that anbther • Nationalist
campaign would pvecipate a grave
economic crisis and Sir Tej Bahadur
S&pru was active lb negotiations to
prevent war.
Mew in
: RAILROAD PROGRAM
i
Four Southern State* Op
pose Effort To Rut Line
Under Baltimore
And Ohio
Washington, Jan. 2.—(AP>— The
Public Service commission of four
tnorc southern states today added
voice to Trowing opposition in
the South to cffoils of eastern trunk
j lines to make ethe Chicago, Indtana
j polls and Louisville railway a part of
! the Baltimore and Ohio.
The Georgia-Florida, entucy and
, South Carolina Public Service com
missions jointly filed a petition with
! the Interstate Commerce Commission
; asking to intervene in opposition to
: the road be'ng taken away from the
I Atlantic Coast Line and Southern ratl
| way systems to which it is allocated
| under the commission’s consolidation
| plan.
HEAVY DAMAGE IN
FIREAT NEW BERN
Two Story Wooden Struc-j
ture In Business Section !
Destroyed By Blaze
New Bern. Jan. 2. -<AP» A two |
story building occupied by Shaw’s
J Drug Store, a case and the Wooten-
I Moulton photographic studio was dam
; aged by fire here early today. The
loss was estimated at $50,000. partially
covered by insurance. j
i The building, an old landmark of
I wooden construction, built before re- *
strictions were made upon that type i
, of construction in the business district
: was located at Pollock and Middle
streets.
The fire originated in the drug store
from an undermined cause and was
diseoevered shortly after three a. m.
House Bombed.
Santa Clara, Cuba. Jan. 2. The
homes of Emilio San Pedro, member
of the government coalition in the
house of representatives, and City
Councilman Antonio Cornlbes were
bombed and badly* damatred yesterday
No one was injured.
WIATHtR
FOR NORTH CAROLINA.
Fair tonight and Sunday; slight
ly colder la extreme treat and ex-
FOR NORTH CAROLINA
txerae east portions tonight; mod
erate to (mb wedt or north weal
winds.
Citizens Bank & Trust Company Is
Prepared To Meet All Demands As
The First National Bank Is Closed
The Need Os The Hour
Is Confidence
Seldom has there been an occasion when so much confidence was mani
fested in local Institutions, and when there was as Uttlj hysteria and panic
-n ev.denee as there was today following the closing of the First National
Bank Congratulations expressed by the Daily Dispatch a few days ago tc
both the people and the banks can with verity ba repeat, d here. In these
.lines when the noise of a pin dropping is calculated to throw jaded nerves
nto u spa#m, the crash of the city’s seoond largest banking Institution has
ailed to produce a paulc. Nearly every one still is in a good humor, and
there is an abiding faJth among the people that in the end all will be well
Os that we may be absolutely certain. That spirit will see us through, and
'et there be no mistake about It.
Fafth, Hope, Courage, CONFIDENCE. These are the supreme need of
this hour, not only for Henderson but for North Carolina That the Hen
derson community posserses these qualities vu more than demonstrated to
day. And after the flurry has passed, normal conditions will b. restored in
every sense of the word.
Depositors in the First National Bank will be inconvenienced for the lm>.
.ting. But we believe that not one of them will lose a dollar. The bank’#
usets should be sufficient more than to pay them off as rapidly as liquidation
proceeds. Funds will be tied up temporarily, but the Citizens Bank and Trust
Company is in every way capable of taking care of the local situation Th.
industrial Bank of Henderson is also in strong position to 40 its part, and will
io it. It was a gradual seepage that wrecked the First National, and we un
ierstand this was not participated In by the majority of the depositor* of the
institution.
We must have faith iu our community and in tte Institution*. and in oui
neighbors and ourselves. We must st,ck together and eoopimte. If we do
we # an presently see the sun shining again, and our recovery will be |h
nd T “° re ,uHsUnttal ' Henderson has ha* shock, before and ha#
pulled through magnificently, and it will do so this time. Heads up, face#
orward, with Faith, Hope. Courage, CONFIDENCE v
Conditions Are Sound
For Rapid Recovery Os
Business, Babsovr Savs

Outlook for Improvement B etter Than Since Bottom of
1921 Depression; Worst Is Over and Better Times
Ahead; Courage and Confidence Needed
BY ROGKH W. BABSON,
< Opjr light 1931, Publi.hoi.,
Financial Bureau.
Llabson Park, Fla., Jan. 2.--Sky
scrapers always start from a hole tn
the ground. In the same way every
real period of business recovery starts
from far below the normal level. Fun
datmental conditions are right for re
covery when deflation of production,
commodity prices, securities, bank
credit, and real estate Is drastic and
■ complete. This is one basic reason
why I look for better business in
1932. Springtime docs not come just
after the autumn leaves have fallen;
it comes after a long hard winter
when everything is frozen solid and
NEW TARIFF BILL
TO GET ATTENTION
Democrats Intend To Push
Measure Before Com
j mittees Immediately
i Washington. Jon. 2. (AP>- The
| program for action on the Democratic
1 tariff bill may take that measure
[ through the House and to the door
of the Senate next week.
Speaker Garner said today the draft
of the measure would be submitted
to the joint Senate-House Policy com
mittee at a meeting Monday and that
[ it would be introduced immediately
after approval by that group.
> Hearings probably will get under
iway before the House Ways and
Means committee Tuesday. Garner did
not believe the proposal would require
' extensive hearings.
SECOND ATTEMPT AT
SUICIDE SUCCESSFUL
Kinston, Jan. 2. —(AP)—'Thwarted in
one suicide attempt when his wife
hid his gun, Sam T. Kirk man, 66, se
cured another weapon today, Mrs.
Kirk man said, and shot himself
through the heart. He died instantly.
Financial difficulties were given, as
the reason for his act. ' .'
DEMOCRATIC REPORT
TO BE INVESTIGATED
Washington. Jan. 2—<APl—An in
vestigation. into the Democratic Na
tional committee’s 1928 financial re
ports was begun today by Assistant
U -8. Attorney Jacob Rosenbloom, of
New York.
PUBLISHED EVERY AJF'TBRNOON
seemingly dead. Securities alway#
start the long, sustained advance:
from the thorough tiqui
dation. The question everybody is now
asking Is: “Granted that recovery al
ways awaits thorough deflation, bow
do we know that prhaent condition#
are thoroughly deflated? How much
further must we go’”'
My studies definitely convince me
that most of the water has now been
squeezed out. Conditions are sounder
now for recovery than they have been
since the bottom of the 1921 depres
sion. Individual situations may show
further weakness, but the general
(Continued on Page Eight.)
Pile Os Measures
Face Congress On
Return To Capital
Washington, Jan. 2.—(API-
One large sized record, the present
Congress has piled up. In four
weeks with only fourteen working
days its members have Introduced
‘‘.Me bills.
As the members returned to
work from their Christ mas-New
Year holiday they faced this
mountain of printed paper, a num
ber of measures, say the MU room
clerks, which In the past has taken
three or four months to pile up.
Unemployment In State
Now Showing Decrease
Diftlr uu»4il"b Hires—,
la Ike Sir Walter Hotel.
HT J. C. BAtKEBVILL
Raleigh, Jan. 2. -There are 148,347
persons in North Carolina unemploy
ed, or 13 per cent of the total of 1,-
141,128 workers in the State, accord
ing to figures just compiled and re
leased by L. L. Mallard, chief statis
tician of the State Department of
j Labor. The figures are based on the
| results of a survey of unemployment
i in the State made during December.
| This is 148,347 unemployed is 29,669
1 less than the number of unemployed
I in the State in September, 1931. when
t % survey showed the unemployed to
| number approximately 178,016. But it
I is 77,751 more than the number of
I unemployed estimated in the state on
January' 1, 1981, when the number wa#
placed at only 30,596. On April 1. 1930.
, the number of unemployed in the
i State eras estimated at only 44,122.
Os the 148447 persons now unein-
I ployed, 32 per cent are women and 68
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DEPOSITS EXCEED ’
| THE WITHDRAWALS
MANY TIMES OVER
Demands Never Did Assume
Proportions of Real Run
On Strong Financial
Institution *
INDUSTRIAL BANK
IS ALSO PREPARED
Most People Were Either
Onlookers or Depositors;
Huge Deposits Made By
Some of the Leading Citi
zens and Corporations of
The Community
Following the failure of the First
t National Bank of Henderxon to open
; it# doom for business today, tbc CU
] tarn. Bank and Trust Company won
prepared to meet all demand# made ‘
upon it, and official, of the bank
made announcement that they were
ready lo pay depositor* a. rapidly ae
hey called for their money. The In
dustrial Bank of Henderson was also
prepared to meet ell demand#, but
hardly any were made upon it
A crowd swarmed about the Cithcu
bank before the opening hour, an*
milled in and out of the bank meet
if the morning, but It was stated of
ficially that deposits far exceeded
withdrawal, both a. to actus) cash
put in and in the number of people
1 staking deposits. Some estimate, were
j 'hat for every dollar taken out, from
i her to ten ~ Oottan. "At pm tn. One
j .nan wa* stated to have made a de
> libfdf’ of $49,000. ortP^OOrporation put
n $35,000. another 30.000. #til! another
! SB,OOO. and one individual deposited
I 43,500 and another $3,000. And «o uu
‘ .he enumeration might continue.
. There wan virtauily no excitement
j jr panic evident anywhere. It was an
j >rderly procedure. Os the crowd that
j gathered, most of them were elthen
lepo.itor# or onlookers. By about
t noon .the crowd in the bank, bud
| dwindled almost to nothing, and wan
t no more than the ordinary number ot
• ,
(Continued on Page Seven.) ‘J g
MANY IN NEED IN ‘
: FLOODED DISTRICT
J
Food For Marooned Fami
lies In Mississippi Need- «
ed, Survey Shows
Glendora. Mi#.., Jan. 2.- <AP)—■ A
Red CrocM survey of the Tallahatchie
river flood zone that showed about
> 3,000 people are marooned in their
; home., many of them in need of food.
led Mayor Meyer Turner and the town
council of Webb to issue a call today
for boat# to hasten rescue work.
An epidemic of colds was also dis
closed by the survey and relief worfc
-1 era expressed apprehension lest the
prolonged exposure encountered by
thousand, lead to an outbreak of
more serious nature.
The struggle to strengthen crump
ling levees was centered today on the
Matthew Bayou embankment, a while
and a half above Glendora “4. &
the Twilight levee two miles beyond.
per cent men. Os the women. 40 per
cent are factory workers, 44 per cent
' ‘business, clerical and professional
workers. Fully 90 per cent of all do
. mastic servants are also women.
Os the number now unemployed, the
. | percentage by trade classifications, U
. ] as follows: agricultural wage workers,
. j 24.7 per cent; building and construe
, I tion. 7 per cent; domestic servants, 9
per cent; factory workers, 194 per
j cent; mechanical trades, 2.9 per cebt;
\ \ business, clerical and professional, 44
L • per cent; common laborer*. 28.5 per
, i cent; af.bcr trades unclassified. 9 per
cent.
: I "In reviewing the situation in the
' I State during the past two yearn, it ap
i! pears that conditions have gotten peo
:; grusedvcly worse Bince April, 1930," Mr.
,; Mallard say#. During this period sev
> t era! agencies have been in process of
, development, designed to combat un
•! employment aud these Hmv c met with
i ] fair success.”

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