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gateway to CENTRAL CAROLINA. NINETEENTH YEAR CREDIT CORPORATION BILL FINALLY APPROVED CHINESE SITUATION IS GROWING WORSE IN SHANGHAI AREA Strained Relation* Between Chinese And J*P* Re ported to be Near, ing Crisis SHANGHAI merchants SEEK MORE SOLDIERS Japanese Admiral Demand* Suppression of all Organi zations Hostile to Japanese In Manchuria Shanghai, Am. ft. (AH)—SinUii t4 rvtetktm Mwwn Chinnw and jifiafiM' Imtr appraml to hm get ting noMljr wnv»* t ixkkjr mm m •pan — adwlral Untied m virtual dlMtwn from hl» t)»t»hip la She Mfter and Chlniwr mrrahuto «at an appeal to Nanking for m*r iroopa. TV admiral demanded lmm«- imU %appresalm> of all organtaa tea» kiatUe to .la pan me resident*, stew shop kfrprrt* formed a “protr rtivr corps" and naked the National government to provide Item with guns. nigh Tributes to WARREN ARE PAID A Tar Heel Mentioned As Next Speaker For Nr. 1 tional t^oufte Raleigh Ja nZ2 —Tip)— LJnrfmy C. Warren, congressman from the First North Carolina District. U being spoken of “ns the next speaker at the House." Governor O. Max Gardner uid today. The governor who was in wanning' ton this week said be heard some of the highest tributes which could be given a presiding officer paid to War ren for they way he handled the House while chairmen of the com mittee of the whole during considera tion of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation bill. SCHOOL ENROLLMENT SHOWING INCREASES *W* Hiadenta In High Schools Os Stale Than Kv»-r Before, Highs mil h Says Raleigh. Jan. 22. -A total of 126.176 pupils were enrolled In the public high reboot* of the State during the school year of 1930-31. while 5.<91 were en rolled in private schools doing high school work, making a total enroll ment of 131.667 In high schools for the hat school year, according to the fig «es just assembled by Dr. J. Henry Highsmith. high school inspector for the State Department of Public In struction. This is an increase of 10.- in the enrollment ovtr 1930 and an increast of mort lhan 36,000 since the school year 1936-27. when only were enrolled in the public high schools of the State. First Definite Budget Cutting Moves Are Made Dat:p Itlapatrh Karra*, la the Kir Waller Helck D , i r - R«SKRRVII,U Raleigh. Jan 22 Although 25 em- of the N. C. State College Ex periment Station have been notified ~ h« V taill be dropped from the rate 8 pay ro n beginning February . ** a rwult of the expense cutting i n * done by the Budget Bureau In State departments and institutions . e majority of the Btate employes re not quite so blue today as they »ave been. For they have been told **** lb" reduction in salaries and i'rrru will not be put into ef rf February. and that they win re ”lve the same salary checks for Ja*> j*! 7 ** th «y have been getting sinoe - v when the legislative 10 per cent JRition in salariee went Into effect, or u more and more news of the an * **pene# slashing ' being « by the Budget Bureau and the ""■"•l Division leaks out. even e r*^ em P*®y«s who at first were in* 10 Protest most loudly, ere now to the point where they are okful they will get one more r 7j" ,h * **l*ry at its old figures. The en,!i cn thml on »y comparatively few p actually going to be ci^t Hettitersmt Batin BtsrraiHi W aIBoclBS) pggff» Smith Believes Dry Law In Constitution For All 'Time ELIMINATES ALL EXCEPT HIMSELF . Among other things Gov. William (Alfalfa Bill) Murray, Okla- Wma'i rav,-boned chief executive, dVcussed presidential possibilities, during his visit to Washington. Os the leading Democratic candJ Roosevelt Expected To Get In Presidential Race Soon IIMr. y>T, Jam. *R—Uf>—Jaa Msisncisiial from Governor Franklin D. Bo one volt regarding his cndidacy for the Democratic Presidential nomination Is expect- James A. Frley, Democratic State Chairman, after a visit to SPANISH SOLDIERS END DISTURBANCES ‘‘Workers Republics” In Catalania, Set Up Yester day, Fall Before Troops Madrid. Spain, Jan. 22 (AP)--Word from Cat lonia today said troops had taken over a half dozen villages where "workers republics" were set up yes terdy during what the government describes as a communist rebellion. Meantime organizers tried to incite a strike of building workers and sub way operators here in Madrid. There were minor street fights and police made fifty or more arrests but the uthorities did not believe this move ment was connected with the troubles in Ctalonia. off entirely has also served to quiet some of the suspense and restlessntss that has existed since the salary cut ting started. The criticism that at first was di rected almost entirely at Governor O. Max Gardner as the instigator of the salary and expanse cutting, has now been transferred to a large txtent to Henry Burke, assistant director of the Budget Bureau and Frank Dun lap, director of the Personnel Divtslon. For the news has gotten out among the employes pretty generally that Burke and Dunlap are being pretty “hardbolled” with department heads thgt are not showing a ready disposi tion to cut their operating expenses down to the level recommended. How ever, most of the department heads are understood to be cooperating as well as could be expected. It is also true that some of the department hands are finding it convenient to “pass the buck” to Messers. Burks and Dunlap in order to save their faces with their own employes. Some department heads are frankly admit ting—but not for publication— that the (Continued on Page Five.) NEWSPAPER PUBLISHED IN THIS SECTION OF NORTH CAROLINA AND VIRGINIA. ONLY DAILY dates, Murray eliminated aM ax cept himself, although he dM Sot openly announce his candidvcy. He is shown at right talking things over with Representative Tom McKspvn of Oklahoma- s saying: "Governor Roosevelt will be openly in the field very soon. “He win be aominted by ac clamation oa the first ballot and will sweep the ntlon as I said a year ago.” MING ON LONG CASE IS SOUGHT State Supreme Court Asked To Say Who Is Louis, iana Governor New Orleans, Jan. 22 (AP) —A dele gallon headed by Huey Long caned on the justice of the State Supreme court In private chambers today and requested an Immediate ruling that would settle the controversy over who is governor of Ixmisiana. The Supreme Court has before it an appeal brought by Paul N. Cyr, as lieu tenant governor to oust long from the governor's office on the grounds (hat he b a United States senator and therefore cannot be governor also. It came up from the Caddo District Court which threw out the Cyr suit on the grounds of “no cause for action” in that Cyr had not proved his claims of dual office holdings by failing to show Long had functioned ae Sena tor. , t MURRAY BOOM IN DAKOTAS STARTED Brother of Oklahoma Gov. ernor Sets Out To Elect Him As President Berthold, No. Dakota, Jan. 22. (AP) —A farmer who finds, winter work a bit slack right now. set about electing his brother president tody. Permission to enter Governor W. H. (Alfalfa Bill) Murray, of Oklahoma, In the state primary election hasn’t come yet. But Georgs T. Murray, proud to call himself a "dirt farmer” says he is certain the governor will spask affirmatively before voters ex press themselves on March 15. In his home community Murray baa been active in politics, local and state. Now he believes "Brother BUT is the man 'to lead the nation to better times. Ha plane an active campaign for the close reltive hae han’t esen , in twenty-five years. HENDERSON, N. C. t FRIDAY AFTERNOON, JANUARY 22,1932 SAYS AMENDMENT 1$ PROBABLB SOLUTION Believe* Amendment Allow ing State* To Rule On Dry Lewi* May Pats REPEAL IMPOSSIBLE Former New York Governor. And One of Dry Laws' mmt Severe Critics Speaks To Motel Owners New York, Jan. JB.—(AP)—The pro hibition amendment, Alfred E. Smith, one of Ha most severe critics, be lieves, is in the constitution to stay. He etoid a meeting of the hotel as sociation in New York last night that in his opinion repaai of the amend ment was impossible. “I believe however, that another amendment can be added which will provide that any atate may with the approval of the peo.ple, take control of such matters, Itself." he said. ! TARIFPHBQRAM IN on IS CAUSE OE CABINET SPLIT Contrary T* .Precedent, However, Bbdy Will Not Resign From Pres ent Office* LIBERALS HOLDING OUT FQR FREE TRADE Break Precipitated by Re. port of Committee on Bal ance of Trade—Political Theories Cause Clashes London, Jan. 22.—(AF)—Great Britain’s cabinet split on the tariff Issue today but contrary to precedent the government will not resign. The break was precipitated by the report of the committee on the balance of trade but It really was caused by differences between the basic political theories of the free traders and the protectionists. It was understood that the com ml tee, backed by a cabinet ma jority, proposed a flat rate tariff of ten to fifteen percent on .manu factured and partially manufac tured imports. The liberals In the cabinet were believed to have held out for free trade and the conser vatives for a protection tariff. LABOR LEADERS TO STUDY ARGUMENTS Are Undecided Whether Or Not To Accept Ten Per- | cent Wage Cut Chicago. Jan. 22.—(AP)—Still un decided about whether to accept a ten percent wage reduction. 800 brother hoods and union leaders today studied the arguments of railway presided that the Industry was threatened with further bankrupticles and the 'oss of credit. The management made what was apparently their final offer when they promised to do "whatever may be practical” to stabilise employment, re fusing most of the other labor pro posals including appointment of a commission to study a six hour day. WEATHER FOR NORTH CARO VXA. Cloudy tonight and Saturday: probably showers In west and north central portions Saturday •ad In extreme west portion to night; slightly warmer tn south west portion tonight; somewhat colder Saturday in went and north portions; moderate winds mostly southwest U. S. DELEGATION SAILS TO GENEVA mmmmm * mto* mmlm Hugh Gibson Alary *»wwhi f w| W ? j- if Norman Davis Secretary of State Senator Swanson Henry la Stlmaon Kour American delegates, with their aides, secretaries, etc., com prising a party of 45, have sailed for Geneva to attend the world disarmament conference, sched uled for February. Secretary of Slate Stinson, named in place of Ambassador Charles G. Dawes, fasts withdrawn to fasad th* Earnhardt Named As Anti-Saloon League Official Greensboro, Jan. 22. (AP)— Canada’s liquor system was con demned here today by Ben Spence, of Toronto, Canada and Washing ton before delegates to the 16th biennial convention of the North Carolina Anti - Saloon league which brings Its two day meeting to a close tonight. The Rev. D. E. Earnhardt, of Henderson and Bishop Kenneth J. PfohL of Winston-Salem, were elected vice-presidents. L. O. Bul lard, of Raleigh was named secre tary and L. Clay Williams of Ra leigh. treasurer. Among the di rectors elected was the Rev. J. E. Hicks. LOSE ALL HOPE OF RAISING POSTAGE Postal Rate Increase Tb Cut , Deficit Is Now 4 ‘A Dead Issue” * Washington. Jan. 22.-- (AP) The postoffice department has given up hope for obtaining postal rate in creases as part of the administration's method of reducing the treasury de ficit. F. A. Tilton, assistant postmaster general in charge of fiscal affairs, said today, the matter was "a dead issue” so far as the postoffice de partment was concerned, , EVIDENCE STARTED IN TRIAL OF RICKS Washington. N. C, Jan. *B. < AP)—Hallett Ricks went on trial for hfe life here today oa charges of criminally assaulting a tklMeen year old girL Judge N. A. Sinclair, Is presid ing. Presentation of evidence was expected to begin today. CROWLEY PAYS WITH LIFE FOR CRIMES Ossining. N. Y.. Jan. 22.—(AP) — Francis "Two Gun” Crowley 20-year old desperado, was put to death in the electric chair at Sing Sing prison last night for the murder last May of Frederick Hirsch, Nassau county patrolman. Crowley entered the death chamber at 11:02 p. m. PUBLISHED EVERT AFTERNOON EXCEPT SUNDAY. $2,000,000,000 Reconatru c t i o n Finance corporation, will sail later. The delegates who depart ed are Senator Claude Swanson of Virginia; Hugh Gibson, ambassa dor to Belgium; Norman Davi3, former undersecretary of state, *l|d Mrs. Mary E. Woolley, presi dant of Mount Heivoke college. TESTIMONY STARTS IN PHOENIX TRIAL Receptacles Used To Ship Bodies of Two Slain Women Are Offered Phoenix, ArU., Jan. 22.—(AP)—Win nie Ruth Judd 6 counsel started a court battle wnen the state of fered its exhibit of receptacles in which the bodies of Agnes Anne Lerol and Hedvig Samuelson were sent from this city to Los Angeles. Prompt objection was made by Paul Schenck and Herman Lenkowitz, of the defense as thee state brought to the courtroom in the murder trial the first of its major physical evidence, a suitcase which contained part of the body of Miss Samuelson when it was found on October 19 in a Los Angeles railway station. The state contends both women were slain by Mrs. Judd on October 16. State Fire Loss In 1931 Less Than Previous Year Dally DUsatea Barca*, ta the Sir Walter Hotel. AT J. O. BItKKHVIM. Raleigh, Jan. 22. —A fire loss of $5,- 525.437 resulted In North Carolina dur ing 1931 from 2.585 fires .according to the official figures for (he year re leased today by Dan C. Boney, Com missioner of Insurance. This is a de crease of $783,115 from the' 1930 fire loss, when the loss was $8,308,552 from 2.822 fires. For the entire «United States ,a decrease of $11,895,736 is in dicated. according to Commissioner Boney, though final figures for ail the States have not yet been tabulated. However, the total estimated fire loss for the United States 1931 is $451,717,- 026 as compared with a total loss In 1920 Os $463,612,762. More than one-third of the entire fire loss in North Carolina was caused by fires that destroyed tobacco barns, pack houses, curing barns And stor age and sales warehouses.' Commis sioner Boney said. the .total loss from these fires amounting to approximate ly $1,900,000. Sevan fires, all of them In tobacco warehouses, caused a total loss of $1,222,060. Two of these tobacco warehouse fires were in Greenville, with a loss of 6207.059 and two In Winston-Salem with a loss of $903,641. A number of of unusually destruc tive fires in December ran the De cember fire toes up to $846,904 from 232 fires, thus more than doubting the O PAGES ° TODAY | FIVE CENTS COPY FINAL APPROVAL OF MEASURE IS GIVEN AT SESSION TODAY Both House And Senate Favorably Approve Con ference Report On Measure Today IS ALREADY APPROVED BY CHIEF EXECUTIVE Little Debate In Senate U Heard As Measure Passes —President However May Sign Bill Tonight Washington. Jan. 22 (AP) —Only a fi*w |x»n nrralrhwi are neceaaary to legalize a two million dollar corporation tn give impetus to American buainew. President Hoover may admin ister these to the bill creating his reconstruct'on Finance Corpora tion late today. The measure received final con gressional approval by the adop tion today after little debate by both Senate and House of the con ference report reconciling the dif ference between their Mils. Neither House nor Senate re quired a record vote. Washington, Jan. 22 (AP)—The House today approved the confer ence report on the Reconstruction Mil leaving only Senate endorser ment necessary to send the Mil to the White House. Washington. Jan. 22 (AP)—Only the flimsy formal barriers of adoption by House and Senate for a report agreed upon by a joint committee to day -■kood between the Reconstruc tion Credit Corporation measure end the White House. __ At least one and possibly both of these will vanish before nightfall. The House took up the repot t witti a view of getting it to the Senate this after noon. Technicalities may force it to lay over for a day theie. NEGRO KEeTIN FIGHT WITH POLICE Is Slain After Firing On Po lice Who Found Him Burglarizing Car Charleston. S. C.. Jan. 22.—(API- Two Negroes fired on three railroad detectives in the Cooper yards, four miles north of here today and In an ensuing gun battle, one of the Negroes was killed. The Negro killed was not identified. He and his companion, who eecaped during the exchange of shots, wsrs discovered robbing a freight car by th enfficers. As soon as the Neegroes saw them, the officers said .they open ed fire. fire loss in December, 1930, which was $400,137 from 309 fires, the report for December showy. Os the 233 fires, only 28 caused a loss of $586,502 and nine of these f 8 fires caused an ag gregate loss of $487,428. These nine fires are as follows: New Bern, Be Ik Department, store and exposures. $167,402: Greenville, tobacco sales warehouse, and contents, $85,000; Rocky M'jrunt, tobacco sales warehouse and contents, $31,500; Wilmington, mercantile and apartment building, $80.227; Henderson, tobacco salee ware house. and road contractor’s equipment $35,00); Raleigh, garage and contents, sl9joy>; Dunn, store and contents, $1(1.800; Henderson, store and con tents, $12,000. Wades boro, railway warehouse, $10,500; Granville county, dairy barn, feed and livestock, tso,- 000; Guilford county, dairy barn, feed and livestock, SIO,OOO. The dwelling fire loss In December was comparatively small, amounting to only $85,036 from Is 4 firm as com pared with dwelling fire losses in De cember. 1030 of $150,710 from 100 Aim. No fires were reported during De cember from the following cities ««■* towns: Burlington, Mooresrllls. 4Hu marie- Waynesville, Concord. Roanoke Rapids, Elkin, WilUamston, Louisburg Spring Hope, Aberdeen, Graham. BUs: City, Roxboro and Bast Spencer.