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yrEWAY to ■ CENTRAL CAROLINA. nineteenth year MR WILL occupy MILITARY BARRACKS OF CHINESE ARMIES Threats Are Made Unless Chinese Meet Demands Made By Japa nese Officials ELEVEN WARSHIPS IN VICINITY OF SHANGHAI Tense Situation Continues As Foreign Office And Naval Auhtorities Watch Developments shuntlwl < hiiu* Jan. i 3. (API _ Kirvrn Ja|»an«**o waruhlp* frowned on Shanghai today as a rrsult of r t»nv situation between Chinese and Japan**** resident* ,hirh haa liwn (rowlnj daring the week. Tokyo. Jan 23 iAP) Japanese au thoring here have decided to occupy with troops «H Chinese barracks. foriresse> and other military estab lishments in ‘h<* Shanghai district in China unless the Chinese authorities thrre meet Japanese demands. Thr Foreign Office and naval au thorities were working together today witchin? developments at Shanghai wi’h rrave concern It is estimated that with the ai rival late oday of ad dition!! airship.-. Jaoan has a landing force of approximately 1700 at Shan ghai to protect Japanese subjects in ease of emergency. CALAMITY HOWLERS ARE UNDER ATTACK Stale Fire Marshal Declares Things Not Half As Bad As They Seem —r *•—• Raleigh. Jan. 23. “I am getting sick and tired of all this complaining and sobbing about hard times and all that kind of stuff, when most people are decidedly better off right now than they were 15 and 20 years ago," said Sherwood Brockwell. State Fire Mar shal. in commenting on conditions. “If people would stop thinking about their troubles and stop talking about them end get down to work and do some thing. everybody would soon stop thinking and talking about the situa tion and would be much more happy and contented. “State employee, even after having I heir salaries cut 30 per cent, will still be getting m*>re than State em ployes got back in 1912." Brockwell continued. *'l remember that it was in W 2 tha* the city of Raleigh offered me the job as Chief of the Fire De partment for the manicent salary of 1125 a month— and I was glad to gtt it I had just finished a course in a whoril for firemen in New York, had worked for several months in a fire engine factory and had helped build some of the first automobile fire en gines in use. In addition. I was a graduate in engineering. But that $125 a month kicked good to me." POWER COMPANY TO REDUCE ALL SALARIES Raleigh. Jan. 23.— (API- The 1 aroiina Power and Light on— P«ny today announced a reduction anting from ten to fifteen per cent In compensation of nil em ploye* to become effective Feb ruary I. State Salary Cuts To Be Effective March 1 f*-'<llr Uto»Rlrk Bare**. . ■« Ikr Mr W Niter IM«I. nT <l. r. BA«KKHVII.I. Jan. 23 The cuU in sal- j ,lnr * expense* will not be made r vp upon the various State de rir»mont sand employes until March] nf in February as had been contemplated. it was announced today - Ow « , rnor O. Max Gardner, follow 'ne an extended conference yesterday '<l. Henry Burke of the Budget Bu rrau Fr-nk Dunlap, director of Per and Attorney General Dennis • Brummitt. This assures State em fn 'hl nf unt ** m * n * B hed pay check# ,? r -January and February, and i * n * VVs of the postponement of the cut which at first was sx uTr » ? ° *° <nto * ffect Monday. Jan ry 2S ' has dispelled some of the ,hnt has been hoveling about *, ‘ ,a, e departments for the last or two. fac tors entered into the de of rs lo post P° ne the effective data •MarrC . e * p * n ** »nd sslsry cuts until cu* a . Y 0 Gardner said In dls ‘ s decision. “The first is that BUettitersutt Datitt Btamttrh WBE» PANIELS RECOVERS FROM INJURIES mSBUwUBNaMmmmx, jm Hi 9 PIF* ' dm xJ jsmgr' / I ' \ i! Jr iimiffff 9T 'V B Uddßll f jgßgjg*' | Bp Os jpgjjfr 1 Josephus Daniel.-, former secre tary of the navy, injured in an automobile crash in Georgia, is re covering rapidly and is returning to his home in Kaleigh, N. C. Photos show. Toft. Daniels, in Capt. Frank Hawks After New Record On Vancouver Hop —(AT)- OH to a flying- diH, Captain Frank M. Hawks, speed pilot, raced at 900 miles an hour out of the sky at the air port here at 4:11 a. m. today to be off on an attempt to set a lasting record for a round trip flight to Van couver, B. C. PROPfISEOTARIFF MEASURE OPPOSED Under Secretary of Treiiury Mills To Fight Demo cratic Program Washington, Jan. 23. (AF)—Ad ministration opposition to the House Democratic tariff bill was renewed today in testimony by Ogden Mills, under secretary of the treasury, before the Senate Finance committee. Mills said the bill was “calculated to delay action on needed rate changes" by restoring the flexible pow er to Congress. He also contended a “very serious danger" would result in placing tariff revisions "interminably" before Con gress. Assailing the provision for an In ternational tariff conference looking to removal of trade barriers. Mills said Congress alone could determine the tariff policy of this country. the fact creating the Personnel Di vision expressely states that 30 days notice must be given the department heads of any cuts made in personnel or allotments for personal service, be fore these changes shall go into ef fect. So no cuts could have been put into frffect before eMarch without violating the law. The second factor Is that all of us were convinced of the necessity for doing the work that is being does as carefully and as possible and of the danger of trying to do it In too Mg a hurry. Bo from avery standpoint, I think the decision to postpone the effective date of the salary reductions until March is a wise one.” Whether or not the reduction in expanses for the four months will have to aggregate the same amounts aa wars contemplated for five months has not yet been determined and will be worked out later, Governor Gard ner said. It is thought likely, however, that about the same aggregate amounts of expense will have to be lopped off in the four months as was contemplated for the five. ONLY DAILY NEWSPAPER PUBLISHED IN THIS SECTION OF NORTH CAROLINA ANn virolmia 11)26, back in private life as pub lisher of his paper in Raleigh, N. C.; upper right, a recent photo; lower right, as secretary of tha navy in 1918, with an aide, dur ing the World war. GINNING OF COTTON Figure* For Period Prior to January 16 Are An nounced Today Washington. Jan. 23—(AP)—Cot ton ginned prior to January 18 was reported today by the Census Bureau to rhftve totalled 15,992,204 running bales including 470,418 round bales counted as half bales and 10,862 bales of American-Egyptian. On January 16 a year ago, 13,594,- 388 running bales including 513,484 round bales and 21,163 bales of Ameri can-Egyptian had been ginned. North Carolina figures were 764,202 bales. INDIANS REFUSE TO GIVE COOPERATION Draw Up Resolutions Refus ing To Work With Round Table Conference Bombay, India, Jan. 23.—(AP)—The Bombay Federation of Indian Cham bers of Commerce, the largest and most Influential merchants organiza tion in India adopted a resolution to day to the effect that Its representa tives would decline to cooperate with the round table conference commit tee now on the way from London. "No useful purpose will be served," the resolution read, "by participation of our representatives in the activities of the round table conference con sultative committees while the govern ment pursues its present policy of ruthless repression.” BANK IN RICHMOND REDUCESITS RATE Federal Reserve Bank Cuts Rediscount Rate By Half Os One Percent Washtngon, Jan. 23 (AP) —The Fed eral Reserve Board mflbouqped today that the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond had reduced 4ke rediscount rate from four percenttoS 1-2 per cent on all classes of paper effective Monday. The action of the hank wa» taken aa another step In febp predicted move ment toward easier money throughout tiie country. ( It followed earlier ndodioc In thd bill rate in New York but there was no indication other banka of the Fed eral Reserve pyntsan would Imme diately follow the example. HENDERSON, N. C„ SATURDAY AFTERNOON, JANUARY 23, 1932 GENERAL STMKE IN BARCELONA CLOSES ALL SHOPS IN CITY Trolleys Stop Running And Streets Are-Deserted Ex cept For Spanish Troops STRIKE IS PRELUDE O REVOLUTION MOVE Strike Cajled By Revolu tionary Committee And all Industrial Activities Are at Standstill Barcelona, Spain, Jan. ‘23. --< AP) Shops were closed, trolley cars stop ped running and th£ streets of this city were deserted bjr all save soldiers and police today As a general strike was declared by thp extemists, respon sible for disorders during the past few dayß in Catalonia, The leader deeskribed it as a pre lude to a nationwide strike aimed at the establishment of a republic, soviet in character. The strike was op!led iate last night at a secret meeting of hte “Revolu tionary Committesi" Workers who re ceived the order then did not report at their joha this -morning and as the word circulated factories closed until all industrial activities in the vicinity were brought to a halt. LONGWILLGOTO SENATE NEXT WEEK Plans To Take Oath Os Of fice Before Senate Bar In Near Future New Orleans, Jan. 23 (AP) —Gover- nor Huey Long planned to pree-nt hlmsetf at the bar t>f the United State* Senate week to take the .oattTaa. junior &eo%tor M LquMdapa. He planned, to leave Hie governor- , ship in the hands of Alvin 0. King and is proceeding on the assumption that Paul N. Cyr recently forsook the lieutenant governorship and retired to private life by taking the oath as governor In his move to oust long from the governorship on grounds of dual office holding, those of governor -\nd senator. Long spent part of the morning ar ranging to open a law office in New Orleans which he plans to maintain and mix the practice of law with his senate <?“ties. DANIELS TO MAKE DECISION SHORTLY Will Make Known Position Regarding Gubernatorial Race Soon Raleigh, Jan. 23.—(AP)—'Two Ra leigh men who are ebeing prominent ly mentioned as possible candidates for Governor in the Democratic pri mary in June today promised definite decisions shortly. Josephus Daniels, publisher of the News and *ai£ in Atlanta, where he is recovering from injuries suffered in an auto accident, that he did not desire to be governor but would announce his stand when he returned here. He eis expected Mon day. Willis Smith, speaker of the House of the 1931 legislature said he would make known his position “within a week." i Lt. Governor R. T. Fountain, of Rocky Mount. A. J. Maxwell of Ra leigh, and J. C. B. Ehringhaus, of Elizabeth City are candidates. Chinese Preacher Killed Chicago, Jan. 23 (AP)—The Rev. Henry Frank Chan, Chinese preach er, was found dead in the basement of his church in Chinatown yester day. His skull had been crushed with a hatchet, which lay beside his body. Volcano Destroys Towns. San Salvador. Jan, 23.—Antiqua, Santa Lucia, Cotzmalhaupa another town in GuntemaJa were reported de stroyed yesterday by the eruption of Ac&tenango volcano. San Salvador and other cities In this country were cov ered by clouds of dense smoke and ashes apparently coming from the volcano. WEATHER FOB NORTH CARO ,'MA Ratal tonight, probably ending Sunday morning; colder- Sunday and in we* portion Igte tonight; fresh south mid southwest shlft , lag to northwest gfrtz _ . Additional Capital Given To Federal Land Banks By Bill Signed By President Hoover INDIANA FOLK ALSO FLEE FLOODS ■■■ « 'Mm> ; Not all the flood news is from Mississippi these days. Southern Indiana is having its share of high water. These are scenes near Xvansville, Ind., where backwater STATE DEPARTMENT IS EMBARRASSED IN BEARING ON BONDS _"' T ■ ~~— '' '• Officials Contend South American Bonds Were Not Endorsed, But Not Objected To TROUBLE PREDICTED AND SOME FRICTION State and Commerce Involv ed; Bankers Testify Their Opinion Was One of More Than Passive Acquiescence by State Department . By CHARLES P. STEWART Central Press Staff Writer Washington, Jan. 23 - The state de partment has been placed into an em barrassing position by recent testi mony of witnesses before the senate finance committee, indicating the de partment’s approval of vast Issues of South American public bonds, which now are in default and worth little or nothing. Just what the department's ap proval was intended to signify is, to be sure. a disputed question. Senator Carter Glass of Virginia, a former secretary of the treasury contends that it makes the United States government “morally respon sible” to the present holders of the bonds in this country for any loss they may suffer. The department insists that it never had the slightest idea of guaranteeing the securities, but mere ly told the bankers through whom they were marketed that it had no (Continued on Page Bight) TO FIGHT PROPOSAL FOR.TOBACCO TAXES Tobacco Association Will Oppose Increases Both State And Federal Richmond. Jan. 23.—(AP) —A con certed. re tack on anticipated federSl and state recommendation for an in crease, in the tax on tobacco has be gun” by the Tobacco Association of the United States. A corqmittee was named by the as sociation board meeting here last night to register* a protest "‘•with the Ways and Means committee of the Congress against any increase. An other committee was appointed to op poet a reported move on tfte part of the Virginia* assembly to • impose a tax pf (wo cents on each - package of cigarettes. Members of the commitee which will carry the association protest to Washington includes W. T. Clark, J. g. Flcklen, R. P. Watson, and I- I* G ravel ey, of North, Carolina... , . PUBUSHED EVERY AFTERNOON EXCEPT BUNDAT. from the Ohio river covered roads. The Ohio, however, is not excep tionally high. Tributary streams have been the offenders. Note the “sea wall” protecting the barn. Story of Murder In South Carolina Revealed As Hoax Seneca, 8. C., Jan. 23 (AP)—A * cloak which shrouded a “murder by a love mad woman” was re moved today when a thirteen year .. «>H hair coq/caaed, to ppUce ftp forged a note at the command of his father for whom police are searching. Horace Stone was missing today while his son Burl told officers he wrote a note to authorities toiling them a woman had shot his father twice and thrown the body Into the Heneca river. The name of Andrew Turner, off Greenville, waa signed to the note. Turner said he knew Slone but de nied knowledge of the note which set pol.ee and Stone's relative* to dragging Ihe river for the body. NO INDICTMENTS IN HONOLULU SLAYING Grand Jury Fails To Return Indictments In So-Called “Honor Slaying’ 4 Honolulu. Jan. 23. —(AP)—Unex- pected adjournment of the grand Jury without returning indictment in the “honor" slaying of Joseph Kahahawai engendered varied rumors today as to the cause, while the territorial leg islature turned to its second major task in legislation to tighten law en forcement. Its first such task was completed yesterday when Governor Lawrence M. Judd signed a bill placing the Honolulu force effective February 1 under an appointed commission In stead of the present elected sheriff, governor promptly nominated the po lice commission and the Senate con firmed his selection. S. C. Power Probe Data Secured In This State Dull? IMspatt-h nerena. I la the Sir Walter Hotel. XT J. C. BARKERVILL Raleigh, Jan. 23.—There has been no appreciable seartlon or. th*-. part of the North Carolina Corporation Com mission or surprise at the findings published in the recent South Carolina power investigation report, since * great many of the figures and esti mates were obtained from theyßec ords and figures on file with the North Carolina Commission it w<*s learned here today For while the North Carolina commijsion does not have figures, on file pertaining io South Carolina, It doefc have cd.aplete figures on file for all power com panies doing business In North Caro lina—and many of these also do busi ness In South CaroHa*. Consequently from a study of the figures for North Carolina, the South 8 PAGES TODAY! FIVE CENTS COPY Second Stream of Credit To Loosen Business Obstacles Comes Into Being Today FINANCE CORPORATION MEASURE ALSO SIGNED Newest Bill Would Provide $125,000,000 For Capital Os Federal Land Banks of Nation Washington. Jan. 23 (AP)—The House today pawed without debate the WOO,SOS,OOO appropriation to provide finance for the Recon struction Finance Corporation. Washington. Jan. 23- (AP) -A sec ond stream of credit designed to loosen the obstacles to business re covery today came into being. President Hoover, only a few hours after affixing his name to a measure which will turn two billion dollars nto the channels of industry, signed a bill to add $125,000,000 to the capital >f federal land banks. In a statement issued an he signed he land bank measure he said: *'l am glad to sign the etlftrd of our reconstruction measures, that pro viding additional capital to the federal land banks. “It should (a) reinforce the credit of the federal land bank system and reassure investors in land bank bonds; (b) thus enable the banks to obtain capital for farmers at reasonable rates; and <c> above eall bring relief and hope to many borrowers from the banks who have done their honest best but because of circumstances be yond their control have been unable ‘emporarily to meet the grade.” POLICECAUEDIN TRIAL AT PHOENIX J Lot Angeles of Finding of Ship ped In Trunks ‘ Phoenix. Anz., Jan. 23.— (AP)—Los Angeles police officials described in court today the condition of the bodies of the two women Winnie Ruth Judd confessed she killed and identified the trunks in which they were found. The odor of antiseptics rose as the trunks which once contained the bodies of Agnes Anoe Lerol and Hed vig SamueUson, were opened flPr tha inspection of th© jurors who will de cide whether Mrs. Judd shall be bang ed for the staying© on October 16. A woman on one of the close pack ed benches in the restricted specta tors’ spree, overcome by the graphic description by Lt. Frank Ryan of the Lon Angeles police department and by the association of the physical evidence he identified, was taken quickly from the room as Mrs. Judd, her pale eyes seemingly untroubled, gazed at her curiously. SLAYER OF NEGRO GIVEN PRISON TERM Fayetteville, Jan. 23 (AP) —Lofltin Tyner, convicted of second degree murder for shooting Albert Hair, Ne gro, at a filling station in Cedar Creek Township on Christmas day was sen tenced by Judge M. V. Barnhill today to ten to fifteen years in State’s pri son. • Carolina investigators were able to draw many comparisons and con clusions with regard to South Caro lina—and this evidently was done. It is also known that South Carolina had very few and very limited records ‘pertaining to power company opera tions in that State, As .a result It .was necessary Mr the -Investigating Com mission to use the figures on fig fn the North Carolina Comipisgton-. ex tensively. ■ ; * Three different sets of auditors came to Raleigh from South Caro lina while the commission was-mak ing Its Investigation, to study tb« figures on - file here, while Cevsral methods of the commission also,came here at different times, ft was Jihrood here today. Henos the conclusion .that much of the data contained in the South Carolina power Invest igatlon re port was obtained in .Vvrtfc Carolina.