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gateway to CENTRAL CAROLINA. nineteenth YEAR JAPANESE ATTACK CHAPEI FROM AIR DAVIDSON SHERIFF SLAIN BY VIRGINIA YOUTH EARLY TODAY Argument Over Responsibi. lity for Automobile Acci dent Results In Shooting YOUTH IS ALSO SHOT IN FIGHT WITH COP Roanoke Youth Held In Jail Without Bond As Result of Killing of Sheriff J. A. Leonard At Lexington Islington, Fc!>. j.(AP)—Sheriff J A. Leonard, of Davidson coun ty, was shot and killed with his own pistol early today, shortly after he wrecked his automobile nror hem an>: with two com panions was taken up by two men riding in a truck. Neal Wimmer, IS, of Koanoke, \a„ one of the men on the truck «as wounded. coroner's Jury charged him with killing the sheriff and ordered dm held with not hond. He h under guard in a hospital. Lexington, Feb. 5. (AP) A coro ner* Jury today ordered Neal Wim str. 18. of Roanoke. Va.. held with out bond for the death of Sheriff J. A Leonard, of Davidson county, slain ia a gun battle here early today. Eddie Sullivan, 28. of Palatka. Fla., Wunmer a employer, was held as a 1 material witness. He posted S3OO bond end was relaa—d. Sheriff Leonard m slain and Wimmer seriously wounded following a dispute aa to the responsibility for an autoenobit* wreck near Lexington early today. Wimmer said he was shot by Leoaard when he objected to being put under arrest in connection with the wreck in which Sullivan's truck and the sheriff's automobile were In volved. He la under guard in a hos pital. Solicitor George C. You nee and W. F Brinkley. Lexington attorney were members of the sheriffs party. iVESTO LIMIT WON SHIPMENTS Bankhead Offers Amend- j ment To Measure Re- I cently Introduced 1 Washington. Feb. S.—(AP) —Legis-j hi ion to limit the shipment of the' 1932 cotton crop to fifty percent of; amount produced by each planter in ’.931 was introduced by Seen&tor Bankhead. Democrat. Alabama. The plan was proposed by Senator Bankhead as an amendment to bill which he Introduced early in the setting up machinery for the cotton producers to vote on the quan tify of cotton to be sold in interstate »nd foreign commerce during each crop year. He said the amendment was propos ed On account of the short time for nctlon to cover the 1932 crop and be unprecedented supply of 21 mil don bales of cotton.” The proposed reduction would be secured under a ioi-ning system as provided in the '■tigtnal hill. TINGE GRIP IS STARTING ON WORK Will Endeavor To Use All Credit Facilities Os Fed eral Government Washington. Feb. 5. -(^.P)— The f^onstruction Finance Corporation i adopted a policy of decentraliza- | >n and will endeavor to use all the £ went credit facilities of the federal Permanent. I b * ekbo ? ,f ot the corporation’s P ebminary *«tup lhe federal deserve system. thc^K 0 * IPe<l * ra l Reserve banlu and much br * nch ®« will be used to as h» v * as they alread? inti— organizations and know tiolT y the * v *rt«* local situa- Convf «!^ on the War Finance °" ,un >“* skeleton or *y»r w kich will be used where *>,r Possible. HEMDrr<SOM. N C llmtiteramt HatUi 51 is not th bSlg g D wutß ÜBRVICB or THK ASSQCIATIBD PRffif Where Over Two Hundred Died in Quake ' . —...—— ~ Here are two views of Santiago, Cuba, where a disastrous earthquake virtually demolished the en tire city, snuffing out at least 200 lives. Almost every jp.Jfcg.stricken city was either razed or damageoby fee quake, though ft lasted but to' seconds. Santiago, 8.000 feet above the Caribbean TWENTY (WE LOST AS SHIPS COLLIDE Only Six Members of Crew of Fishing Schooner Res. cued After Accident New York, Feb. S.—IAP) Twenty one members of the crew of the fish ing schooner Eleanor Nickerson, of Boston, were reported missing fol lowing a collision with the steamer Jean Jadot, 365 miles east of Halifax, today. A radio message from the Jean Jadot to the Lloyd Royal Belgian line said the fishing schooner was sunk and that six members of the crew of 27 ye re rescued The Eleanor Nickerson is listed as a wooden motor fishing vessel 0f143 tons gross register. tammanyoffToial DIES IN NEW YORK John R. Voorhis, Aged 102, Dies At His Home From Infirmities of Old Age New York, Feb. 5. (APl—John R. Voorhis. 102 year old grand sachem of Tammany Hall, died today at his home here. Despite his advanced age Mr. Voor his had oentinued his work as presi dent of the city board of elections until October 20 of last year when he was retired by the board of estimate at his full salary of SB,OOO a year. He had been grand sachem of Tam many Hall for 20 years. WELFARE MEETING IS HELD AT GREENVILLE Several Prominent Speakers Appear On Program At Eastern Caro- * Itna Conference Greenville. N. C„ Feb. s.— (AF> The Eastern Carolina Conference an Human Relations in Agricultural Ad justments opened a one day meeting here today with "the Negro In a Shifting Agriculture” the sessions topic. Dr. James M. Parrott state health officer, presided this morning when talk* were made by I. O. Schapb, of State College, at Raleigh: Mrs. W. T. Rost, state commissioner of public welfare, of Raleigh; Seftator W. G. Clarke, of Tarboro and others. ONLY DAILY Newspaper published HENDERSON, N. C., FRIDAY AFTERNOON, FEBRUARY 5, 1932 Capital Shooting Cses Puzzling To Washington Police Washington, Feb. s.—(At ) Fuftsllades pf revolver shots fired gangster fashion from a ‘moving automobile last night felled two high school girls and a govern ment clerk in far apart sections the city. nJdirtg to the night’s mysteries Arthur llephane, civil engineer of Asheville, N. C., informed police that a man attempted to shoot .him hut nis jplstol misfired. Clcphane fled In In the automo bile he had started to park wlth wtthout giving the assllant anoth er chance. He did not recognize the man, he said. COMMITTEE APPROVES MELLON Washington, Feb. 5. (AP)—The Senate Foreign Relations commit tee unanimously approved the nomination of Andrew W. Mellon to be ambassador to Great Britain today, within an hour after Presi dent Hoover forwarded the name to the Senate. Low Prices Failing To Daunt Carolina Farmers Dnllr niipnlrk ftaresa. In the Sir Walter Hotel. Si J f.. UAKKERVtLL Raleigh. Feb. s. —The past year was not the first one in which cotton and tobacco sold baiow the cost of pro duction, rvor will North Carolina growers cease to plant either of the two crops because prices were low last season, declared C. B. Williams, head of the agrononty department at State College, in ; first public statement in this question this year, "North Carolina farmers are espe cially trained and equipped through long years of experience in growing cotton and tobacco,” says Mr. Wil liams. "They can handle the two crbpf ’’frith a minimum of lost motion and labor expenses. They also have learned through experience that shtise two crops furnish the maxi mum cash returns an acre through a given series oj year. However, the growers know ahjavthat they must use certain careful precautions this As far back as 1630. to bacco growers found that ;only the highest quality of leaf paid for the coat of production and at intervals since that day, other growers of this section have passed through years in which the tobacco did not pay for the cost df production and marketing In 1894, cotton lint brought 4.6 . dea, on the eastern tip of the island, has a popula* tion of 160,000, many of whom are Americana Aid is beirig rushed by every means-of transpor the harbor: lower, a typical street scene. WARON HOARDING BEGUN BY HOOVER President Names Council of War To Aid Him In Na tional Movement Washington, Te'>. 5. —(AP)- Draw ing campaign lines for his war to bring 1,300.000,000 hoarded dollars out of hiding. President Hoover yester day named representatives from two score national organizations to serve aa his war council. In ar.nouning those summoned to the White House conference of next Saturday, the resident sounded an echo of his experiences in World war days. Many of the organizations and individuals named were thobe whose help he sought while food adminis trator. In the Hat were Silas Strawn, of Chicago, president of the chamber of commence of the United. States; Wil liam Green, president of the Ameri can Federation of Labor; Henry Stevens. Warsaw, N. C., national com mander of the American Legion. cents a pound on December first; in 1898, it brought 5.7 cents a pound and in 1814, it brought 6.8 cents. Notwithstanding these low prices, reduction in acreage,, gradual in creases in consumption and the grow ing of a quality product, have brought about better prices. Mr. Wil liams does not believe that growers should abandon the production of either cotton or tobacco in 1932 but rather should observe a few simple precautions. First, he says, grow the two crops on the land best suited to them and only on those acres which will pro duce the highest acre yield. Second, prepare the land better than it has ever been prepared before. Third, see that the two crops are planted at the right time and in the best manner using varieties which are suitable to local conditions. Foutrh be particular about the iMtid of fer tilizer used. This is the time lb econo mize on fertiliser and to get only that exactly suited to the crop and the soil. Fifth, space the rows and the plants on the row to fit the fer tility of the land and the fertilizer used under the crop. Six, cultivate thoroughly. Seventh, use the best method of harvesting and preparing (Continued on Page fc*our) IN THIS SECTION OF NORTH CAROLINA AND VIRGINIA, Chinese Troop Train Bombed With Heavy Toll; Sixteen Known To Have Been Killed Japanese Forces Finally Occupy Manchurian Town Harbin Falls Into Hands of General Tamon’s Troops Following Week's Battle With Chinese Defenders Is Last Chinese Stronghold In Manchuria Harbin, Manchuria, Feb. JL— (AP)—General Jiro Tam on finally achieved the occupation of Har bin, last important stand of the Chinese in Manchuria, today after almost a week of sanguinary bat tles with the troops of General *■ Ting Chao. Although the Chinese stubborn Proposes Police Force To Assure Peace For World Geneva, Switzerland, Feb. 5. <Al*)—Concrete proposals for es tablishment of an international police force to guarantee the se curity of the world were present ed formally to the World Disarms meat Conference today hy Andre Tarieu, French minister of war and head of his country's delega tion to the conference. Although today's mooting was originally *inkiy- ,nfgg , , election of officer*. President Ar thur Henderson did not stand on technicalities. He accepted the position of the French document as “In order" although general debate was not scheduled before the conference until next week. CHARGKGERMANY IS ARMING HERSELF French Legislator Accuses Germans of Violatiing Versailles Treaty Paris, Feb. s.—(A) Accusations that Germany la violating the treaty of Versailles by arming herself and building up a war machine superior to that of 1914 were arried in an in terview in Le Matin yesterday. Deputy Bouilloux-La Font, of the military affairs committee will short ly present charges to that effect to the chamber in a report on France’s war department budget. He asserted in the newspaper that the Reich is spending in 1932 seven times as much on troops aa in 1913. when their numbers were eight times less. He cited that the military use fullness of sucli aircraft as the Dor nier-Wal and the Super-Wal and charged there were open sales of ma terial for chemical warfare, prepara tion for industrial mobilization and the placing of a large arms contract abroad. THREE BOSTON MEN REPORTED MISSING Two Harvard Students And Treasurer of University Club Sought by Police Boston. Mass., Feb. 5. — ( AP ) —Two Harvard students and the treasurer of the University Club of Boston were sought by police today following their unexplained disappearance. Floyd Stewart, of Garden City. Kas.. and Nathaniel E. Jones, of Bil lerica, Mass., both taking courses at the Harvard business school have been missing since the ending of mid year examinations last Friday. Benjamin J. Dempsey, treasurer of the University Club has!bean missing since Monday. WEATHER FOR NORTH CAROLINA. Fair tonight; Saturday increas ing cloudiness and warmer; mod erate northwest and north winds. PUBLISHED EVERT AFTERNOON EXCEPT SUNDAY. ly resisted the advance of Gen eral Tamon’s brigade up to the last minute, the headquarters of General Ting were deserted when the Japanese finally occupied the city. Harbin is the headquarters o fthe Chinese Eastern Railway, jointly owned by Russia and China. TWO MEN HELD FOR MING OF CHILD Negro And White Man Are Questioned Regarding Brooklyn Murder New York, Feb. S.—(AP) —A Negro was held in Brooklyn today on sus picion of implication in the murder of jiv® year old Florence McDonald, wild Was round" Atra'ngfea- wtth radio wire. And in the Westchester police sta tion a white man was questioned for hours about the killing of the Mc- Donnell girl after a patrolman found him attacking a five year old girl In his car in the tonneau of which was a link of a lead p/pe and a coil of radio wire. The McDonnell girl's body was found in a Brooklyn cellar yesterday at the end of a police search which began Wedncsduy. MARRIAGE LAWS OF Rite* Not To Be Recognized Unless Children Are Educated Catholics Vatican City. Italy. Feb. 5.—(AP)— Marriage between Catholics and non-* Catholics hereafter will be consider ed illegal unless the children actually arc educated as Catholics, according to a new and stricter ruling Issued today by the congregation of the sacreed office. The ruling tightening mixed mar riage restrictions was issued because of a belief that parties to such mar riages often have disregarded promi-; sea that the children would be rear ed as Catholics. WELDON BANKER GETS SENTENCE IN PRISON K. 8. Travis Given Eight Mentha When He Pleads Note Contendere At Halifax Halifax. Feb. s.—(AP)—The trial of R. S. Travis. Sr., came to an abrupt end here late yesterday when counsel for the defense changed the initial plea of .not guilty of violations of the state banking law sto a plea of nolo conendere and Judge Clayton Moore sentened the former Weldon banker to eight months In the county jail. Judge Moore suspended sentence upon the defendant in all charges other than for ' receiving ? deposits knowing the bank to be insolvent and ordered the capias not to issue oh this charge until April 1. GAR WOOD CLAIMS NEW SPEED RECORD Miami, Fla. Feb. lb— (APl—Car Wood claimed a new world’s speedboat record today with a two way average speed of 111.712 miles an hoar on the Indian creek course here with his Mlaa. Amer ica IG. He was clocked at 112.434 miles an hour on a southward run over the nautical mile and 110.989 miles : an hour on the northward run. * 8' PAGES TODAY FIVE CENTS CGPt Twelve Bombs Also Drop* ped On Chenju Univer sity, Wrecking One Building CHINESE REPORTED TO BE LOSING IN BATTLE Reports That Stubborn De fenders Have Been Shelled From Strategic Positions Are Being Heard Shanghai, Fab. 6.—(AP)—Sum ming up the results of the past 24 hours fighting foreign t military observers agreed today that the Chinese holding Chapel had push ed back the Japanese a little, Im proving their position slightly. Shanghai, China Feb. S.—(AP) Japanese airplanes rained bombs on a Chinese troop train moving Into Chapel today taking heavy toll. Flying high over the Chapel area the plane spotted the train moving up with rein forcemeats for the 19th Chinese army which has been resisting artillery bom* bard ment for several days. They swooped low enough to cut loose with their bombs and one of them struck a closed car splitting it from end to end and scattering the bodies of Chinese soldiers over a wide area. 1C Known Dead. The Associated Press nprrm pendent eouated * sixteen VtifllPs strewn along the railroad track. The bodies of mangled heroes also lay among the wreckage. Before they attacked the train the planes dropped twelve bombs on Chenju University, wrecking one large building and setting fire to two others. Report Chinese Losing. Shanghai, Feb. s.y<AF>—Shan, ghal shook to another terrific bombardment of Chapel thu aft* emoon and there warm reports that the Japanese had at last sue* / ceeded In blasting the stubborn * (Continued on Page Four) LEGION PLANSTO AID JOBLESS GIVEN National Commander Out* lines Plans After Con. * ference With Hoover Washington, Feb. s.—<AJ>) Plans for for an intensive one mouth drive by the American Legion to put one mil lion men back to work vvere outlined to President Hoover boday on the eve of his national anti*-hoarding con ference by Henry L Stievens. of War saw, N. C., commander of the Le gion. Stevens repeated in the White House lobby after his conference with the president the result of 11 weeks of preparations for the drive. Here are points he announced: Zero hour for T V hat he called aa Intensive "war or. depresalon” Is set 8 a. m. on February 15; more than 10 000 Legion 7 osts have received “war orders” <(,' direct their activities until March IJS; they will seek a pledge from #-ach manufacturer to put one man, back to work; each menu fact u ret.* complying will be given a service r*a r similar to those used In the wor’x* war days; other groups will solicit householders for pledges to give 0-3 ■» or more hours of work s week a Hh sn average sought of a full wo ;k's work for one man. Barney Dreyfuss, Ba seball Magnate Claimed By eDath New York. Feb. 5.- <AP>— Bar ney Dreyfuss. president of the Pitts burgh national league baseball clul> d/ed today in Mount Sinai hospital st 11:40 a m. following an operation /’or a glandular trouble. He would have been 87 years old jils next btyth , day. Dreyfuss was operated ou January I 8 And although he i. «.a for a time his strength ’ 1 t cequal to the ' test.