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“cIKl T 0 CAROLINA. I nineteenth YEAR SHILL HITS IN INTEMMTINU. SETTLEMENT Counter Proposals For Ending Sino-Jap Fight A re Offered By Japan Will Have To Be Assured That Chinese Will Cease Menacing And Dis turbing Acts NOTE IS HANDED TO FOREIGN DELEGA l ION Declaration Says Japan Has No Objections To Entering Negotiations Concerning Halting Hostilities Tokyo, Feh. I.—(AP)—The Jap inrsf c<»\rrnmrnt in a note tuuift rA to the Arterirjui, British and trench Rmlawadon agreed to rea.sc hostilities at Shanghai if It is assured the Chinese will ‘'im mediately and completely Conor their menacing and disturbing ac tivities." "In slew of the undentrahie menace of the Chinese In the past and the gravity of the pre sent situation." the reply added, “the government find* It Impos sible to renounce mobilisation or preparation* foi hoot!llties entire ly. The government haa no ob jections to entering Into a a nego tiations concerning the separation of Chinese and Japan ear forcer and the establishment of a neutral wne in the Chapel district If nec- i rssary." WINTER OLYMPICS ~j OPEN IN NEW YORK / Are Officially Opened By Governor Franklin D. i Roosevelt Today Olympic Stadium. Lake Placid. N. Y Feb 4 -(AP) -Gov. Franklin D. Roosevelt, of New York officially opened the 1932 Olympic games to 331 athletes of 17 nations today. A-« a lusty brass band blared the anthems of the foreign lands and a <*rowd of 5.000 in the open air stands cheered lustily, the competitors In the alphabetical order of nations, flags flying at the head, proudly marched , "round the 400 meter ice surface of the skating track. STATE COMMITTEE j CALLED TO CONVENE Session Will Be Held In Ra leigh To Decide On Con. veotion Sile Ratelgh. Feb 4.—fApt—The Demo cratic state executive committee will m *et in Raleigh late this month or *»rly March to select the date and meeting place for the state conven tion which will be held before the Primary on June 4. Odus M Mull, of Shelby is chair man of the State committee. He Is understood not to have set the date °r the executive group meeting but indicated it would be held between March 1 and 10 here. Charlotte is understood to be most avored as the site for the state con vention. FREE TRADE COMING TO END IN BRITAIN New Import Duties Will Be come Effective On March First Undon. Feh. 4.-. <AP>— Neville hamberlaln. chancellor of the ex ►duer, today put an end to a hun- y * ar » of Brltiah free trading by tha»° U * Ctn ® An the House of Commons the government proposed to levy * n P * rc * nl duty on almost the en eff , r%n * e of 1,, « country’s imports Effect ,ve March L Exemptions will include wheat. com* f,sh of . Brttlsh taking, taw ihcrn"’ raw * nd te *- Atoo when •id* .I! an exiaUn * d uty on any ar article will not be subject he ten percent tariff. Hwiiteraim Batbi Btspatrh ’SPrtin ßcSSft 30th Birthday Is Beinfr Observed By Lindbergh Today New York, Feb. 4.—(AP)—This lr» a day rich In aviation sentiment. B Col. Charles A. Lindbergh's noth birthday. II finds the prince of the sky ways even more skilled In the science be loves than and just as averse to talking about himself. The agede phrase “business as usual” applies to him today—as on previous birthdays—so far as any one can discover. The world is left to guess whether there will be a frosted cake at the Lindbergh Jer sey home for Charles Augustus, Jr. now a toddling youngster, to ad mire. SISTEROFMEf AGAIN TAKES STAND Effort To Fine* “Hidden Hand * In Trial Os Ed ward Allen Made Morristown. Pa.. Feb. 4. < API— An effort to find a “hidden hand” in the trial of Edward H. B. Allen, charged with the murder of Francis Donald son. failed today when Rose Allen. 18 year old sister of the defendant, and fiance of the slain man again took the witness stand. After a long argument between counsel she was permitted to take the stand and tell who employed El mer A. Schroetier, of Philadelphia, as her private counsel. She said r.he had engaged him herself. Schroeder was near her while she was on the stand yesterday. Last week when it became known she had employed counsel. Schroeder told newspapermen he had been engaged to protect her in the event of objec tionable questions were asked her. DOCTOR TESTIFIES IN PHOENIX TRIAL I Tells of Statements Made to Him By Accused Woman Regarding Murders Thoenix, Arias., Feb. 4.—(AP) —Dr. J. D. Mauldin. Maricopa county phy sician. testified at Winnie Ruth Judd's murder trial today the accused wo man told him she did not and could not have dismembered the body of one of her victims. Dr. Muidln testified he “would say she was sane” on the night of Oc tober 16 when the state charges she killed Agnes Anne Lerol and Hedvig Samuelson. her friends. Mrs. Judd is on trial for murder of Mrs. Lerio. When the bodies were found pack ed as baggage in a Los Angles rail way station October 19. Miss Samuel eon's body had been dismembered. “I said to her." Dr. Mauldin said, de scribing a visit to her cell, “it seems a pretty good job, disecting that body.” N. C. Legislators Make Appointment With Finance Body Washington, Feh. 4. (AP) —The two senators and three of the re presentatives from North Caro lina made an appointment today to talk over curtailment of cotton crops with directors of the re construction finance corporation. The representatives who are to voice the views of North Carolina are John H. Kerr, A. L. Bulwinkle and J. Walter Lambeth. DISCHARGED WORKERS GIVEN JOBS AGAIN Raleigh, Feb. 4 (AP) —Two state employes In the building and grounds department who were dis charged last week at the time new salary scales and work adjust ments were being made, were rein stated today to hold their positions until March L ONLY DAILY NEWSPAPER PUBLISHED ] HENDERSON, N. C., THURSDAY AFTERNOON, FEBRUARY 4,1932 MELLON IS CHOSEN FOR LONDON OFFICE TO REPLACE DAWES Secretary Os Treasury For Eleven Years Will Go To Court of St. James OGDEN L. MILLS TO GET MELLON S PLACE Hoover Announces Appoint ment of Veteran Cabinet Member Following Confer ence Held Last Night Washington. Feh. 4.—(AP) Ogden 1.. Mil’s, under secretary rff Ihe treasury, was chosen today by President. Hoover to succeed Andrew W. Mellon at the head of the nation’s financial dejiartment. A little later it was said au thoritatively that Arthur A. Bal lentlnc, now assistant secretary of (ho treasury would succeed Mills as under secretary. Washington. Feb. 4.—(AP) — After 11 years ns secretary of the treasury under three presidents, Andrew W. Mellon Is to hand over his portfolio to Undersecretary Ogden IL. Mills and become ambassador to the court of St. James. President Hoover announced last night that the veteran cabinet officer, who has guided the nation's financial policies since the beginning of the Harding administration, has express ed his willingness to serve in the foreign field. He succeeds Charles Gates Dawes, who resigned last month to become president of the reconstruction cor poration. Under Long Consideration. For almost two weeks Mr. Mellon, who is nearly 77. has been consider ing undertaking the nation’s most important diplomatic post, but it was not until last night that the White House formally announced his ac ceptance. , > Earlier in the day the secretary had smilingly admitted under questioning that he had been asked by President Hoover to become ambassador, but he hesitated because of the physical strain it would impose' upon him. He said also his personal affairs caused him to go slow In leaving at this time. It is known that late in the day he had not reached his decision and it U assumed that he transmitted his acceptance directly to the president by telephone. WEATHER FOR NORTH CAROLINA. Partly claudy and colder to night, preceded by I4|H In extreme west portion; Friday fair and colder; fresh southwest shifting to fresh and possibly strong west and northwest winds. CHINESE FLEE AS JAPANESE SHIPS BOMBARD NANKING >^—W— With the bombardment of Nan king, recent Chinese capital, by Japanese warships in the Yangtze river, terror stricken residents IN THIS SECTION OF NORTH CAROLINA AND VIRGINIA. along the waterfront have been evacuating the city. The above scene, made during the Chinese civil war. has been re-enacted. Two House Members Claimed By Death In l Than Hour Washington, fTeb. 4.—(AP)—Ro prcsentaUvet. Qm Quinn, of Mis sissippi. and Hfeibnel Rutherford, of Georgia died today with ess than an hour of rath other. Quinn, a veteran of almost 20 years ser vice In the House, had been ill for more than * month. Rutherford dropped dead while shaving at his hotel. He had been a member since 1925. Both were Democrats. Their deaths the first sinoe Huey Long of I,oui*iana took his oath of of fice a week ago, to give Congress its full membership for the first time this session, brought the pre sent standing in the house to Pi -orrats 218; Republicans 213, Far. « ' fl’m; one and three va cancies. N. C. CORPORATIONS CHARTERS REVOKED Charters Os 1,063 Corpora tions In State Revoked By State Raleigh. Feb. 4.-(AP)—The f’-taie today formally notified 1,063 Nor*h Carolina corporations that their State charters have been revoked because of their failure to comply with the law requiring reports to be made to the Department of Revenue. J. A. Hartness. secretary of state, mailed the notices and the postage alone cost the state $180.71. To renew the charters the firms must get the approval of A. J. Max well commissioner of revenue and pay a SSO fee for a renwela. There are more than 7.000 business firms char tered in the State. Gardner Getting Blame For Reducing Salaries Dnllr Olnantrh nnrrim. la Ikr Kir Wiiltrr llolcl. HY J. r„ IIASKKRVII.I- Ralcigh, Feb. 4. —As unpopular as Governor O. Max Gardner has be come with State employes, many of whom still blame him individually for the cutting of salaries, the feeling to ward him among the State employes is exceedingly mild and friendly com pared with the downright animosity being showed by a great many of the faculty members both at Stale Col lege here and at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. At both of these schools. Governor Gardner is being directly blamed for the rediieltan in the appropriations that has made another salary cut nec essary and is bing denounced in no mill language as the sheerest sort of a demagogue. It Is heard on every hand that Governor Gardner has “sold out” to the "big intesets," es pecially. a particular tobacco company | The U. S. destroyer Simplon, be * low, was forced to change its posi | tion at Nanking to get out of tlii i line of Japanese fire. THOUSANDS FLEEING FROM SANTIAGO AS RESULT OF QUAKES Nine Persons Are Known Dead and About 1,000 Injured As Result of Tremors TEN MILLION DOLLAR DAMAGE IS REPORTED Quake Was Most Destruc tive Felt In City In 400 Years Officials Survey Section For Damage Santiago. Cuba, Feb. 4. — (AP)— Fleeing thousands virtually bearing their matt rentes on their backs to es cape a possible repeition of Wednes day's earthquake terrors left quake wrecked Santiago a dead city today. Nine persons were known dead and approximately 1,000 of the 70,000 pop ulation were treated for major or minor injuries. The damage waa of ficially estimated in excess of $lO.- 000,000 by officials who surveyed the ruins left by one of the most destruc tive earthquakes to strike the city in the past 400 years. UNEMPLOYMENT BILL NOW BEFORE SENATE Washington, Feb. 4.—(AP)— The Senate today formally made the Lafollette-CosUgan 1375,000,- 000 unemployment relief Mil the order of business and during a roll call on this controversial Is sue. and that the present reductions in appropriations would not have been necessary if he had not'opposed the enactment of a sales tax, which was also opposed by the tobacco com panies. The facts are that the tobacco companies are now paying almost sl.- 000.000 a year more in income taxes to the State under the Revenue Act that was adopted than they would had the luxury sales tax law been adopted. But many do not know this or do not want to know It "Governor Gardner £s the sheerest sort of a demagogue, but the sad part of it is that he has apparently pulled the wool over the eyes of President Frank Graham, who is doing nothing and saying nothing about It” a mem ber of the faculty at the Unlveivtty was heard to say a /lay or so ago. It Is freely admitted that Governor Gard (Continued on Pegs TVnj, PDBLIBHBD EVERT AFTBRMOOM KXCBPT SUNDAY. First Serious Damage In Concession Since Battle Started Reported Today Group of Chinese Buildings Near Main Postoffice Dam aged—Six Houses Burn In Fire Started By Shell Chinese Troops Appear to Be Holding Their Own Shanghai, Feb. 5 (Friday) (AP) —Guns havier than any used heretofore shook the whole city of Shanghai early thi« morning as the Japanese continued efforts, thus far unsuccessful, to blast the Chinese army out of Chapei. The flames destroyed Tse Chin College, a well known Chinese schoo l in the Honjew district which the Japanese have oocupied. Chinese said the Japanese set it afire. About 1:30 a. m. the heavy guns fell silent but the three inch artillery and machine guns were still firing. FIRES STARTED Shanghai, China, Feb. 4 (AP)-Artillery blued acrou the battered area of Chapei tonight and a shell screamed over the international settlement boundary bursting among a group of Chinese biddings within a block of the main postoffice. Half a dozen Chinese were injured and lire brboke out. Several houses burned before it was brought under control. This was the first serious damage in the settlement since the artiliery dud between Chinese and Japanese forces began. Tonight the Chinese appeared to be holding their own or perhaps a little better, for the Japanese guns set set up in Hongkew had not succeeded in blasting them out of their pot mons. Three huge fires were raging inside the Chinese lines and the shells which dropped ; n the settlement caused conster nation among Chinese and foreign residents alike. Settlement police withdrew to the Soochow Creek and all day long Japanese women and children were being evacuated on ships in considerable numbers. While the artillery rocked Chapei the bombardment of the Woo sung fort a little way outiide the city was resumed and conflicting claims made it difficult to determine just how the battle was going. U. S. And Britain Again Protesting Actions of Japan Washington, Feb. 4. (AP) America and Great Britain have again protested to Japan against the use of the International settle ment at Shanghai as a base for operations. eWrttoabousF FARM BOARD MADE Bill To Do Away With Or ganization Is Now Be. fore Senate Committee Washington. Feb. 4. (API— A bill which would abolish the Farm Board was befoie the Senate Agriculture committee today but a representative of a farm organization, placed em phasis on another section which would assure the farmer at least the cost of production for his commodi ties. John Simpson, president of the Na tional Farmers Union, said the pro vision to do away with the board was “not vital” but those which as sure the farmer his production costs were of “surpassing importance*." Senator Thomas, Democrat, Okla homa, sponsor of the measure said it was prepared by the Farmers Union. MOREDISTURBANCES IN MARE SEEN Nationalists Observe Gandhi Day With Additional Disorders Bombay. India, Feb. 4.—(AP)—To day was observed as G&nhi Day Thro ughout India. Nationalist activities today consist ed of making illicit salt, hawking homespun Indian goods, hoisting their tri-color flag and holding silent white clad street possesdens. Thousands of mill hands refrained from v*o? k. All big markets rert closed. Hundreds cf n.rests were made throughout the country, many of the manifeatsnts being sentenced to six months hard, labor. IO PAGES I I°TODAY| FIVE CENTS COPY HarMn May Be Attekad. Changchun, Feb. 4.—(AP)—Jlro Tam on, the Japanese general, camped with a brigade on the out skirts of HarMn, today sent mwm ultimatum to Ttngchao, the Chin ese leader demanding that ha withdraw In the Interest of the city’s safety. If he refuses Tara on plans a general attack for tomorrow morning. / STRANGEST! OF SHOOTING RELATED Greensboro Case Brings Out Plans Os Two Men To Fi-ht Formal Duel Greensboro. Feb. 4 (AP)—A strange sfory of how B. B. Owens, an insur ance salesman, and W. E. French, traveling salesman, one planned to fight a formal duel “to settle their dif ferences'* added a new amgle today to the .shooting here of french last Monday Earl Ballinger, a deputy sheriff, said Owens told him nfiore San a month ago that he and TFrencfo were going io shoot out trouble i Sedgefield. Ballinger said he arid Policeman. L. L. Jarvis, persuaded Owens not to keep his rendezvous and themselves went to the proposed dueling ground. They waited for more than an hour, he said, but French did not show up. The deputy sheriff Mid Owens did not tell him the natuj-e of Ms differ ences with French. Monday night French was found shrf. In the hesd and body in a lonely section of the city He said he was riding with Mrs. French when they sew a parked auto mobile which she srfid was Owens and that upon her suggestion he stopped to see if Owens u-as having trouble with his car. Then he said the In. sura nee salesman shot him In the head and fired s c other shot Into his body aa he lay pleading for ktla life on the ground He said Mrs. French went off with Oyens. He accused her of leading him ■to the spot in a mur der plot. LONG TALKS WITH PRESIDENT HOOVER Washington. Feb. 4. (AP)—Huey Long. Louisdana’s outspoken senator, called on President HooVer today and had this to'say when he left: “For the miserable party he repre sents. he is about as gdbd as' any.” Long v/ar introduced to the ehte executive by Assistant Bee retar J&nchke. of the Navy Depertaen' the Republican National lummltUf man for Louisiana.