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IIKNDEKSON,
GATEWAY TO
CENTUM,
CAUOMNA.
NINETEENTH YEAR
HABEAS CORPUS TO
FREE GANDHI FROM
PRISON IS SOUGHT
London. Meanwhile, Denies
Report of an Attempt on
Life of Viceroy
Willingdon
FIVE BOMBS FOUND
ON RAILROAD TRAIN
But They Are Discovered in
Calcutta Before Damage Is
Done; Search for Perpetra
tor* Begun by Police; Gov.
ernment Ready for Emer
gency
ii:v I lif Associated Dress.)
Kn. i-.mii:. w*i- found in a I min
; ,t <«**li*y but they were dls
r,.v<*rH Iwfoir th<-y had doue miy
•toeing". I’olice began a search for
ih.>.c *in> had placed them there.
Th<' Nationalist* appeared to have
taK.n to rover and .although trade
paralyzed an a result of the boy
,,.u apdnst British goods. govern
nrnt authorities felt confident that
•■hry fnul'l deal with any emergency.
7t>» Nationalist lawyer* announced
thry were going to apply for a
writ i»f habeas corpus next Monday
l„ i: ,.| Mr. Ganhi out of jail.
Meanwhile, in London. there was a
report that an attempt had been made
..a the life of Viceroy Lord Wllling
<lon. but the Indian office, always the
tint to be informed of such matters,
had heard no word of It-
LEADER OF MESS
VISITS PRESIDENT
l» Given Friendly Reception
But Fnils To Secure Any
Washington. Jan. T. -<AP) The .
leader of 10.000 unemployed men was J
received In a friendly fashion by |
President Hoover today but was given
no assurance that his request for
work and help would be met.
Father James K. Cox. of Pittsburgh,
after giving congress and the presi
<k‘iil a petition for aid. said the pretd-;
dint had told him every* thing that
the government could do was being
'«uue and that there was no chance of
doing things suddenly outside of the
regular channels.
"I told the president.** Father Cox
raid, “that unless immediate relief Is
given, God help the country."
Defense Rests In
I lome Mortgage Co.
Trial At Wilson
Wilson; Jan. 7. -<AP) —The defense
rested today in the trial of two men
and a woman charged with conspiracy
•»» obstruct justice in connection with
s receivership action filed against the
Home Mortgage Company of Hickory,
a *17.000.000 corporation.
Mrs. Margaret M. Ramsey, of Nor
folk. Va. in whose name the petition
for a receivership was filed, rested
h«r case without taking the stand.
Clarence Dozier, of South Mills .and
Alloji L Jordan, of Norfolk, the other
defendant, rested their cases yester
day.
Many Tributes Are Paid

To Dead Stale Treasurer
OeMr IM*«*lrk Banal. i
la Ike Mir Waller Hetei. |
»» J. 1% BABKKBMLL
Raleigh. Jan. 7. —Captain Nathan |
** Berry. State Treasurer of North
Carolina, who wan borne to his last
i-.'Ung place In Willowdale Cemetery ;
*lotdsboro, following funeral services!
there this morning, gave his life for
>’*•' State ami his friends in a martyr- j
•Jom of Jove and service to those who
believed in him and trusted him. ac
cording to all those here who knew
him. And all those who knew him
loved him for hia generousity in mind ,
.’•nd spirit, for his keen intellect, for
his belief in his fellow men and in
tiir atjtr of North Carolina, for his
devotioi. so duty, and hi* fidelity to
his trust.
"If ever a man lived up to the
Biblical passage that says ‘Greator
bath no man than this: that he ,
h\ v down hi* life for his friend,’ then ,
Cipiain O’Berry lived up to It,” many
w ho knew him said here today and
yesterday following his sudden death
Wednesday morning. For the feeling
here is htat the weight of the reapo®-
•ibility upon hi* shoulders as State
Treasurer during the trying times
through which the State has been
passing undoubtedly contributed to
his untimely death. For despite his 75
- ear*. Captain O’Berry seemed much
younger and unusually vigorous for
Henderson Batin Bisnatrh
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SBei hBBj iv' v " : ■>
Hn BK Bi V s
am jw m is m f Jae ■
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Here is part of the crowd of 25.000
unemployed from western Pennsyl
vania which gathered in Pittsburgh
to join the ranks of the Rev. James
Important Chinese City Is
Captured By The Japanese
Impeachment Bill
On Mellons \y aits
- WMMitjrtiAi > V^T4IT L -dim-' ’
skleratton of the Patman resolution
Impeaching Secretary Mellon wa*
poKt|»one<l today by the Hons
Judiciary Committee until next
week.
The action was agreed upon by
Senate menibcm because of the
de*»y in having the resolution
reach the committee formally
through parliamentary channels.
FIFTY ARE KILLED
IN TRAIN ACCIDENT
Scores Arc Also Injured In
Train Wreck Near Mo*,
cow, Russia
Moscow. Russia. Jan. 7.—(AP)---At
least fifty persons were killed nnd
scores Injured in a train wreck. 1-t
kilometers northwest of this place
Saturday, it was learned today. The
number of dead was increased by a
freight train which ploughed through
the injured, who were lying along a
parallel track.
A local six coach passenger train
heavily packed with passengers, halt
ed at a switch head preparatory to
taking a side track on a stretch of
double track.
i his years, and only a few people knew
1 that he had a weak heart. But for the
terrific strain he has been under dur
i ing the past si* months, and espe
cially the past six weeks, during which
he has maintained the credit of the
i State at its usual peak despite the
number of bank failures and other
. discouragements, many believe Cap
tain O’Berry would still be living.
Although Captain O’Berry has suf
fered larger personal losses during the
past year or so, hi* friends never
I heard him refer to his personal af
fairs or losses, since he was too much
concerned about the State as a whole,
its people and his individ&ul friends
’ to seem concerned about his own per
sona) affairs.
II Captain O'Berry was never too busy
to see and talk to those who called
j’to see him. busy as he was, and no
one knows how many hundreds of
people he helped in one way or an
other, since he was the type that went
about doing good so unostentatiously
that he did not let hts right hand
kaow what his left hand did, so to
j speak. He one day told this correspon
dent of a man who had come about
75 miles go personally thank him for
some slight favor that he had done
for the man a year or so before and
(Continued on Pag* Si*).
ONLY DAILY NEWSPAPER PUBLISHED IN THIS SECTION OF NORtH CAROLINA AND VIRGINIA
As Father Cox and His "Army” Departed
R. Cox’s jobless march to Washing
ton. They are shown in front of Old
St. Patrick church, just before leaving
Pittsburgh, with the Reverend Cox.
insef. telephoning goodby to friends.
Shanhaikwuan Falls Into
Hands of Invading
Forces Pushing Fur
into Country
FOUR EXPEDITIONS
ARE NOW UNDER WAY
Directed Against Chinese
Irregulars in Mukden Area
One Jap and 40 Chinese
Reported Killed In Clash
When Japs Scatter 300
Bandits
NINE row IK TREATY IS
INVOKED AGAINST .JATS
Washington, .Inn. 7.—(AT)—-The
I 'lKcd Slate* today Invoked • lie
nhi©-po*vcr trraty In the Man
cliurian dispute.
Tlic treaty deal* with viwtvi
lion of C'h , ;.:i”s t. r• H« :'*wl and ad
.iilalatrati.f 'ntegrily
The aeM • • • • t»k?i by Secre
tary Sttmson after consulting with
the other power* party to the
treaty.
Further notion of u more sweep
ing character, of which the nuic
power treaty was the axis, has
U-m token, hut details were not
disclosed today at the time that
the revelation of Invocation of the
treaty came.
Tientsin, China, Jan. 7.—(AP) —
Japanese troops captured the city of
Shanhaikwuan today, reports from
there said.
milt JAPANESE CAMPAIGNS
AGAINST BANDITS PRESSED
Mukden, Manchuria. Jan. 7. —(AP)
A Japanese headquarters communique
today said four expeditions against
Chinese irregulars were proceeding in
the area around Mukden, Uaoyang.
Hsinmin and Tlenhling.
About one company is participating
in each, the communique said.
One Japanese and 10 Chinese were
killed in a clash five mHcs north of
Liaoyang, it said, when the Japanese
scattered 300 bandits. It added that a
strong irregular force attacked Tieh
ling. opened the prison, liberated ail
prisoners and set the prison buildings
on fire before Japanese forces arrived.
SMITH DEFENDS HIMSELF
ON EMBEZZLEMENT COUNT
Southport. Jan. 7 (AP) —The state
completed presentation of direct evi
dence today in its case against C. H.
Smith* former county attorney for
Brunswick county, charged with em
bedding approximately $59,000 while
acting as county treasurer for R. F
Inman In 1925 and 1926.
WEATHER
FOB NORTH CAROLINA.
Cloudy and ©older; probably win
oa the eoaet tonight. Friday partly
eleMy, colder In east portion,
moderate southwest shifting to
north winds.' *
HENDERSON, N. C.j THURSDAY AFTERNOON, JANUARY 7, 1932
Many persons had qf» wall* and some
dropped out of tils' caravan because
there were no*, cifiugh trucks and
automobiles to carrf all who desired
to go. 1
SALARY REDUCTION
MEASURE TABLED BY
HOUSE COMMITTEE
j s -gr ■ ..*..•** I
j Expenditures Committee !
Puts Aside Measures
Looking To Cuts
In Salaries
NAVY MAY NOT ASK
FOR MORE VESSELS
Another Official.. Appears
j Before Senate Committee
To Ask For Federal Aid
For Unemployed Persons
Wurhtngtun. J:m. 7. (AP) — The
j House Expenditure committee today
i tabled nil bills to'it to cut govern
; ment salaries.
j Secretary Adams told 1 the Senate
Naval committee today it was "ex
tremely doubtful" whether the navy
i woud ask for any actual appropria
tions for new construction this year.
' Testifying on the bill by Chairman
i Hale to authorize -construction of the
| American fleet up to treaty strength
! the Navy secretary said he could not
officially endorse it because President
l Hoover and the budget bureau had
not had opportunity to see it.
Federal relief for the unemployed
was endorsed before the Senate Manu
factures committee by Mayor Frank
Murphy, of Detroit.
Testifying on bills calling for di
rect federal appropriations to aid thi
needy Murphy added the state gov
ernments also ought to participate.
Speey enactment of the two billion
dollar reconstruction finance corpora
tion was urged upon the Senate by
Senator Walcott. Connecticut Repub
lican. to meet a "great emergency.”
A formal denial came from the
1 State Department <>f any respon
j sibility for losses the public might
I had in buying foreign bonds. “No
! foreign loan has ever been made." it
was said, "which purported to have
the approval of the American govern
ment as to the intrinsic value of the
loan."
In its 2.000 wold statement which,
came as a reply to a denunciation by
Senator Glass, a Virginia Democrat
| the Department said its simple state
ment of the absence of no objectioi
to a loan could not be considered at
! approval of it.
!State Offices In
Raleigh Close For
O’Berrv Funeral
i
Raleigh. Jan. 7 All State depart
j ments and offices were closed here to
| day until 1 o'clock this afternoon, out
of respect to the memory of the late
Captain Nathan O’Berry’. State Tera
surer, who died suddenly yesterday
morning and whose funeral was held
at 11 o’clock this morning In Goldß
boro. All offices in the Capitol build
ing will remain closed all day.
The Capitol was virtually closed all
day yesterday, only the most neces
sary business being transacted. The
doors to the Treasurers Office are
draped In black.
John P. Steelman, 37, Raleigh
Ranker, New State Treasurer
FUNERAL IS HELD
FOR CAPT. O’BERRY
DURING FORENOON
La*t Rites In Presbyterian
Church and Interment in
Willowdale Cemetery,
In Goldsboro
GOVERNOR GARDNER
AND OTHERS ATTEND
State Officials and Business
Leaders Present for Cere
mony; Business Halted In
City and Bells Toll in
All Churches, Including
Negro Churches
Goldsboro Jan. 7. (API Captain
Nathan O’Berry State treasurer, who
died early yesterday, was burled in
Willowdale cemetery here today, fol
lowing a sirtfple funeral service at
the First Presbyterian 1 church.
Governor O. Max Gardner, members
of the Council of State and business
leaders from ftorih Carolina and ad
joining states joined with the late
State treasurer’s family and his
neighbors in the final tribute to him.
The Rev. Peter Mclntyre, pastor of
the church, conducted the service,
which began ai It a. m.
All business and industrial life of
Goldsboro was halted for the services.
An the church choir sang, “Crossing
tho Bar,” the opening hymn, ail
church bells in the city were tolled-
Captain O'Berry aided, in financing
Negro churches ,in Goldsboro, and
they joined in tolling tocir bells.
INSANE MAN KILLS
FIVE, WOUNDS TWO
Demented Farmer Alto Kills
Self After Trying To De
stroy Family
Cape Girardeau. Mo.. Jan. 7. <API
-Oliver Davenport. . r >o, killed five of
his children by striking them over the
head with a hammer in their farm
homo near Patton. Mo., early today,
seriously wounded his wife, and an
chor child and then shot himself to
•iealh with a shotgun. Davenport ap
i>arentlv went insane. The tragedly
left only one child in the family of
iight unharmed.
The slayings were discovered about
laybreak when neighbois hurried to
he house after a 12 year old Daven
aort boy had run screaming from the
hpuse seeking assistance.
Sheriff Dorman Elledge. of Bolling
er county, said it was apparent that
Davenport had killed the five chil
iren by beating them with the ham
mer an<J then he had wounded his
wife and the sixth child in the same
manner.
The hommer. covered with blood
md hair, was found in the modest
country home where the Davenport
'ajnily. one of the most prominent In
he county, had lived for years
Nearby was Davenport's body, his
head torn off by a charge from the
gun.
Mrs. Davenport and a daughter,
both in an extremely grave condition,
were brought to Southeast, Missouri
hospital here where doctors said their
recovery was doubtful.
ACTION IN CHINESE
SITUATION EXPECTED
Interested Power* Decide
Upon Definite And : Un
mistakable Action
Washington. Jan. 7 (APl—Definite
and unmistakable action in the Man
churian situation has been deckled
upon by the Interested powers.
Decision has bee n reached after
conferences between Secretary Stim
soii and the British, French and Ita
lian ambassadors.
In view of a probable declaration
on the subject State Department of
ficials declined to comment on the
nature of the action except to say it
:was “sweeping and unmistakable.”
The secretary called a special con
i sere nee with American correspondents
late today at which department offi
cials said he would discuW the Man
churian situation.
PUBLISHED ESERT AFTERNOON
EXCEPT SUNDAY.
Philanthropist
Passes Away
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> JU.It S KOSBNWAI.I)
ROSENWALO THINKS
OF PHILANTHROPIES
Last on Mind of Merchant
Prince Before His Death
lntCliic»'go *
J
Chicago’. Jap. 7.(AP) Julius Rosen
wald. the philanthropist, is deed, but
the philanthropies which brought him
international renown will live on for
many years to come.
The 69-yeor-old merchant prince,
who began a brilliant business career
by pumping an organ in a Springfield,
111., church at ...e cents an hour, was
more ODncerned before his death for
the welfare of mankind than the hours
left- for him to live.
“Mr. Roaenwald was mentally alert
through his illness." said Dr. Herbert
Pollack, who attended him until his
death at 2:58 p. m. yesterday. “He
had apparently lost ail interest in his
vast business enterprises, and was in
terested only In his philanthropies to
the last."
CUTTING WITHDRAWS FROM
SENATOR BEER COMMITTEE
Washington. Jan. 7 (API Another
resignation from the manufacturers
subcommittee, to hold bearings on
Increasing the alcoholic content of
beer, today forced a revision in its
personnel.
Senator Cutting, Republican, New
Mexico, withdrew from the committee
because of lack of time. Senator Shep
pard, Democrat, of Texas, a prohibi
tionist, recently withdrew also.
Mac Lean Reported Behind
Proposal Made By Warren
lialls IJUealrk ll*r<-*a.
la Ikr Mr Waitrr llutrl.
nv J C. BtMKKHVIt.I,.
Raleigh. Jan. 7.- Although it was
the voice of Congressmen Lindsey
Warren of the First District that last
week suggested a Constitutional
amendment to write into the proposed
new Constitution the principle of the
Mac Lean law for full support of the
six months school term in North Caro
lina without any taxes on property
whatever, it was the hand of A. D.
Mac Lean that dictated the plan and
the brain of A. D. Mac Lean that
evolved It .according to a majority of
those here who have followed the in
tricacies of the political structure that
has been and still is being built up
around the schools.
For the manner in which this pro
posal was timed so that it was made
the same day the school forces of the
State made their proposal for a new
section of the Constitution to create
a State Board of Education of seven
members to be appointed by the Gov
ernor and which would take over ail
the duties now exercised by both the
Board of Education and the Board of
Equalization, is typical of the accurate
and meticulous brand of politics play
ed by Mac Lean. For It wa* evidently
hoped by Mac Lean and the group
standing with him to relieve property
of any and all taxes for school main
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today
• FIVE CENTS COPY.
HE Will SUCCEED
CAPT. O’BERRY. WHO
DIED WEDNESDAY
Appointment Announced
Governor on Return From
O Berry Funeral
In Goldsboro
STEDMAN WAS WITH
N. C. BANK-TRUST CO.
Prominent as World War
Veteran and Member of
American Legion; He Wa*
Born in Oxford and Began
Hi* Banking Career In
Washington, N. C.
Raleigh, Jan. 7. <AP> John l*.
Stedman. 37-year-old Raleigh banker,
and American legion member, today
wa siintncd mate treasurer of North
Carolina to Hucceetl Captain Nathan
O'Berry, of Goldsboro, who died yes
terday.
Mr. Stodman is believed to be the
youngest man ever to become trea
surer of the State, and he snraf<l. h
man who was more than twice as old
as himself.
( Captain O'Berry was 73 years oM
when he became treasurer two yeers
ago succeeding the late Benjamin R.
Lacy, who took office at the age of
46.
Governor O. Max Gardner announc
ed the appointment of Mr. Stedman
immediately upon his return from*the
1 funeral of Captain O'Berry, which
was held in Goldsboro. Mr. Stedman
accompanied the governor to the fun
eral. ami was an honorary pallbearer.
' as was the governor.
Since the organD&tion of the North
“-Chriillfia Bank uirl "Trust Company
about two years ago. Mr. Stedman
has been active vice-president th
charge of the Raleigh unit. He was
assistant cashier of the Citizen Na
tional Bank of Raleigh before It,
, (Continued on Page Five.)
KANSAS CITY MAH
SECURE CONVENTION
Fund of $150,000 Raised
For Democratic Conven
tion In That: City
Washington. Js/i. 7—(AP)—Tele
phonic advices 'reached Democratic
quarters this afternoon that Kansas
business m©, had pledged *150,000
, to the sorure the Democratic Na
tional convention for that city In June
The/Information was to the effect
that a messenger carrying a certified
duck would leave for Washington at
\ o'clock.
j There was widespread opinloq
■ among committeemen that If Kansas
City raised such a substantial fund
it had a very favorable chance to
selection over Chicago, Atlantic City
' or Ban Francisco.
tcnuncc that the school forces, espe
cially the officials of the North Caro
lina Education Association, would
lend then support to the plan to write
the Mac Lean law into the Constitu
tion. in return from the support of
the Mac Lean faction to securie the
abolition of the Board of Equalization
through the creation o fthe proposed
new Hour! of Education. Mac Lean
and his clique also evidently <x>unted
on winning the support of the school
forces for their plan because of the
reputation Mac Lean has gained for
being a “friend of the school teach
ers." despite the fact that Mac Lean’s
chief interest in the school pnobleui
has been to secure a reduction It]
taxes on property rather than any
interest in education.
If Mac Lean decides to become a
candidate for the Democratic nomina
tion for Governor, as many now think,
iikt Iv. and he succeeds in getting the
support of the school forces for thia
amendment to take ail taxae off land
for school purposes, with the' £5.000
school teachers and 100 county super
intendents working for him, *a* wall
as the thousands of cfhmers
wh<> want to he relieved of all' taxes
for seb kjl purposes, he will jtove a
powerful advantage over the other
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(Continued ua Xl,ei)

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