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• iivVDERSON,
I gateway to
CENTRAL
CAROLINA.
nineteenth YEAR
WOOSIIN6 FIGHT
JOBLESS MEASURES
»BE TAKEN UP
IN SENATE MONDAY
Senate Leaders Agree To
Vote of Various Unem
ployment Bills Early
Next Week
DECISION TO DEFER
VOTE DECIDED UPON
Bills
Dollars For Road Construc
tion And Relief Will Be
Considered
4>lilnclon. Feb. 12 (Al‘)~Th#
jdjoiirnrrt today until Mon
.•»> without reaching nn »(iw
in.nl to w.lr un unemployment
r lit f.
Wwhinclnn, Felt. 12. —(AP)—
vn.itr imHfn agreed today to
•• o|t Monday on the various un
r ii|ilo\ merit relief hills now pend
ing.
Ih< derision to defer the vote
until Monday was made because
Many Vnatnn found it neces
vary to lie out of town for the
sre'i-end.
Thr first vote on Monday pro-
Sahly will come to the Democratic
MiMllulr for the lafollette-Cos
tigsn hill. The substitute would
pro. idr for loons to states instead
«.f nut right gifts as carried by the
••rietnal uroposals.
R*>lh Mils no** carry 750 mil
lion dollars to be divided equally
letsrrn road construction and
rr'ief.
Another possible compromise Is
rrmiung the consideration of
th.isr trading the movement for
federal sld.
Offered by Senator Wagner,
IVstnerst. of New York, It pro
tKwr> in advance relief funds to
thr states out of future road ap
propriations.
HOUSE COMIITEE
STUDIES TAX PUN
Agree Upon Raising Levy
On
Corporations And
Individuals Incomes
Washington. Feb. 12.—(AP)— The
Houso Ways and Means committee to
d*:/ agreed tentatively to increase the
income taxes of both corporations
anl individuals and to levy a gift tax,
did not make the proposed rates
public.
The committee has not agreed yet
a manufactures sales but It
*•11 explore its possibilities with the
"■'■'i-dance of the treasury and com
mrree departments.
The committee will recall Secretary
Mills of the Treasury next Tuesday
° hear additional tax recommenda
tions.
Harwood Case Causing
Much Talk In Raleigh
OikHt<*l BarMS.
__ *• Mir Ualirr HrtrL
r,. *7 r - "«KKHVII.I.
v . . ch Ffh - 12.—Silence still pre
in official circles concerning the
tou* runr 'ors and reports that have
li & ht 'n connection with the
” nmtilation and abstraction of
. r,ls ' n l^e Harwood case, which
* promises to stir up almost as
Sh* J *" H <l,d t * , e recent death of
* ~r JRmes Leonard in Davidson
n y and the Implication of a Soli
r and a prominent politician in
c '«nection with it.
r a M h ' l,,>n * ither Pernor O. Max
Att orncy General Dennis O.
nor Commissioner of Re
u, * \ J Maxwell will discuss the
thu * 8 easy to seen
pios» iTn all Cf>n **d*‘r it one of the
e ' lca,e "Otters that has de
d«rlng the administration of
hZ^ r ?7, r Gardner and which has
I*,. ' ** Wi,h a » uc ee»«lon of de
nt r,w- l " aU e rs - from the Gastonia
down May w, *» ,ns CMe
nf i ai , ,he Davidson county tragedy
14 *•
ht» n . tßat t* l ® Harwood case has
Invoha * ,,cat ® matter from the first,
of ii,. 1 " ‘t does the indictment
Sneriki* , ,a Harwood, daughter of
rtf* 8 * Jolu * N> H a rwo °d of
rnatine V/v 0n a ch arge of appro
of < siat* . h#r own ÜBe some 24,903
tax money while she was an
Hmtfrrrsmt
war
WAR AND PRESIDENCY LEFT THEIR MARKS 01J L!I .CCLI f
... I I M- r |
1 I| I
What the strain of the Civil war
and the presidency did to Abra
ham Lincoln it remarkably dc-
TOBACCO SALES IN
STATE ARE SMALLER
Figures For Season To Date
Announced By Crop Re
porting Service
Raleigh, Feb. 12. —(AP)--Tobacco
growers of North Carolina received
an average price of $6.13 per hundred
pounds for tobacco sold ip January
compared with a price of $10.66 per
hundred during the name month last
year, the Federal-State crop report
ing service announced today.
Sales in January aggregated 35.-
145.640 pounds by producers com
pared with 49.09‘i (>23 pounds a year
ago in January.
For the season. 1931-32 the average
is now $8.93 per hundred pounds com
pared with an average of $13.14 last
year and $18.40 two years ago. Sales
this season to February 1 were 458,-
129.286 pounds compared with 541,-
114,488 pounds to the same date last
year.
DAILEY ACQUITTED
OF LIQUOR CHARGE
Santa Monica, Calif.. Feh. 12.
(AP)— Clifford S. Dailey grocer,
arrested last November 8, with
C. Van Ness Leavitt, brother-in
law of President Hoover on a
charge of liquor possession was
acquitted last night in municipal
court by a jury composed of six
men and six women.
employe of the Department of Re
venue. The case is further complicat
ed by the fact that udge Harwood
was formerly an Assistant Attorney
General, assigned to the Department
of Revenue. He was later appointed a
special judge by former Governor A.
W. McLean and reappointed by Gov
ernor Gardner. In prosecuting this
case Attorney General Brummltt has
had the unpleasant task of prose
cuting the daughter of one of his
former assistants, now , a Superior
Court Judge.
Governor Gardner, having become
more or less accustomed to unplea
sant happenings, is evidently less wor
ried at developments—or rumored de
velopments—in the this case than any
of the others. He has let It be known
that he is making a very thorough
and careful Investigation of all the
various reports in connection with
the case before making any state
ment, in order to have all the facts.
Governor Gardner indicated today
that a full and complete statement
will be forthcoming from him as soon
as he has completed his Investiga
tion, but that until he has all the
fact be will have nothing to say.
The reports htat have been current
for several days and which have so
far not been denied by anyone, are
(Continued on Page Tbreej
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ONLY DAILY
NEWSPAPER PUBLISHED
Ipicted in these two photographs
of the martyred president. The
photo at left was taken si.Otliy
China Appeals To League
To Consider Jap Charges
Proposes Probe To
Find Methods For
Cutting Expenses
Washington, Feb. 1* (AP)—a '
resolution for creating a joint com
mission of congress to investigate
methods of cutting government ex
pend tures and what federal agen
cies might he abolished, reduced
or consolidated, was introduced to
day by Senator Robinson, of Ar
kansas.
i tie commission would be com
posed of thre emembers each from
the Senate and House and would
report to congress on or before
March 3, 1933. Its expense's would
be limited to 320,000.
FOSTER ON TRiAI
IN PATRONAGECASE
*
Republican Party Official
Charged With Unlaw
ful Practices
Greensboro. Feb. 12. —(AP)—Post-
masters called as government wit
nesses in the trial of W. H. Fosterl
treasurer of the North Carolina Re
publican Executive committee, for
violation of the corrupt practices act
told today of the receiving notices at
their offices that payments were due
on their party pledges.
Foster is alleged to have solicited
donations for the party from federal
office holders in a federal building.
In similar cases "the courts have held
such solicitions is not a violation of
the law unless done in a federal build
ing where the employe works.
Eli S. Cox, postmaster at West End,
related that Foster called on him and
he signed the pledge card in front of
the -postoffice. He received a notice
that payment, was due on July 15,
1931 in the postoffice he said and
opened and read it. He said he re
ceived other notices and upon
cross examination insisted he received
and read the notices in the postof
fice.
NEW SHERIFF FOR
DAVIDSON NAMED
Lexington, Feb. 12.—{AP)—G.
V. Bodenheimer, today wae elect
ed by the Davidson county com
missioners to fill out the unex
ptred term of Sheriff Junes A.
Leonard, who was killed last
week,
WEATHER
FOR NORTH CAROLINA. : ,
Cloudy and colder tonight; pre
ceded by rain on the ooast; Sat
urday cloudy and colder; fresh
north winds.
HENDERSON, N. C., FRIDAY AFTERNOON, FEBRUARY 12, 1932
BEGINS ANEW AS
Hatlit
IN THIS SECTION OF NORTH
Ib so e Lincoln entered the White
Hoi h\ th.it at ri.Vut just five day-
Piui te In: ikr-th. in Anui. lhoa
Head of Chinese Delegation
'Files Request Just In
Time for ' Con
sideration
MEETING NOT TO BE
CALLED FOR FEW DAYS
Neutral Members Os League
Council, However, Meet to
Discuss New Development
In Far East Problem
Geneva, Switzerland. F«-b. 12
(Ar*)—China appealed today for a
special ;*rc'lng of the League of
Nations assembly to consider its
charge against Japan.
Dr. W. W. Yen, head of the
delegation here, got his request in
just under the line, for today is
the last dav on wbich it could
have been xnea . tne league reg
ulat ons provide that such a re
quest must be presented within
two weeks oi the time at which
the problem under consideration
is submitted to the League Coun
cil.
It appeared likely however, that
the assembly would not be called
for several days and meanwhile
the 12 neutral members of the
council met to consider the new
development.
SPECIAL COURT IN
DAVIDSON ORDERED
Trial of Leonard Cases Will
Be Taken Up Begin
ning March 21
Lexington, Feb. 12 . (AP): <—
Geerge A. Younoe, of Greensboro,
former solicitor of the 12th district
and W. F. Brinkley, attorney of
Lexington, waived prettmtnary
hearing in recorder's court here
today and were held under SMS*
bond each on charges of killing
Sheriff James A. Leonard.
Raleigh, Feb. 12.—(AP)—Governor
O. Max Gardner today ordered a spe
cial two week's term of criminal court
to commence in Davidson county
March 21 at which time cases grow
ing out of the killing last week of
Sheriff James A N Leonard of Lexing
ton will be tried.
George A. Younce, of (Joeqpfboro,
who was solicitor of the 12th. Judicial
District until ordered held- In, the
Leonard case, and W. p. Brinkley, of
Lexington, chajTman of the Davidson
County Democratic Executive' com
mittee, are under (10,000 bonds each
In connection with the’ allying of
Leonard last Friday momlhg. They
were ordered held by a coroner’s jury
after two Inquests into the affair.
£1 is patch
CAROLINA AND VIRGINIA,
CANNON INDICTMENT
TERMED. DEFECTIVE
BY DISTRICT COURT
District Os Columbia Su
preme Court Sustains
Demurrers To Re
cent Indictments
CONSTITUTIONALITY
OF LAWS ATTACKED
Court Holds Indictment De.
fective But Refuses To
Rule on Constitutionality
of Act
Washington. Feb. 12.—IAP) — The
District of Columbia Supreme Court
today sustained the demurrers of
Bishop James Cannon, Jr., and his
former secretary. Miss Ada Bur
roughs, to their indictment on charges
of violating the corrupt practices act.
The churchman and Miss Bur
roughs were indicted on charges that
they had failed to file complete re
ports of expenditures made in their
activities against Alfred E. Smith in
the 1928 presidential campaign.
Their demurrer disputed the con
stitutionality of the corrupt practices
act which requires that such reports
be filed with the clerk of the House
of Representatives.
In sustaining the demurrer the
court held that it was unnecessary
to pass upon the constitutionality of
the act but that the indictment was
defective in failing to charge that
Miss Burroughs had knowledge of
contributions made to the bishop by
E. C. Jameson, a New York insurance
man.
GRIST’SGAMPAIGN
FOR SENATE OPENS
Commissioner Os Labor
Fires Opening Gun Os
Drive at Smithfield
Rmlthfleld, Feb. 12. Bitterly assail
ing the power companies, the tobacco
companies an rtall large corporations
as enemies of the common people and
representing Senator Cameron Mor
rison as the hand-picked choice of
the corporations for Senator, Frank
D. Grist, at present Commissioner of
lAbor, formerly opened his campaign
for Morrison's seat in the senate here
last night.
"I had expected to have Senator
Morrison here with me tonight."
Grist said, "But he gave as his rea
son for declining my invitation for a
joint debate that he was too busy
trying to help enact legislation look
ing to the restoration of prosperity
and that it would not be ‘personally
pleasant’ to him to join me in public
debate. That was just his nice way
of saying he did not want to burst
his ego, split his conceit and step
down from the seats of the mighty to
join i na discussion with a commoner
of the plain people. His failure to
accept my challenge, however, shall
not deter me from pursuing this cam
paign on the issues that are vital."
JUDGE HARWOOD IS
CALLED TO RALEIGH
Governor Summons Father
Os Accused Woman To
Attend Conference
Raleigh, Feb 12 (AP)—Judge John
H. Harwood, who Is holding court in
Rockingham this weA notified Gov
ernor O. Max Gardner this morning
that he would come to Raleigh "late
today" to confer In regards' to the
mutilated records in the case of
Judge Harwood’s daughter, charged
with shortage ih. her accounts as, a
former- stn'e tax clerk.
Attorney General Brummltt, A. J.
Maxwell, commissioner of revenue and
Walter D. Siler, assistant attorney
general assigned to the revenue de
partment, conferred on the Harwood
case this morning.
Governor Gardner said he expected
Mr. Brummitt and Assistant Attorney
General A. A. Seewetl to join sr-hstf
conference with Judge Harwood.
It was learned In dty poMce efeurt
this afternoon that Assistant /Lttornty
General Siler had secured several
blank warrants there this morning.
PUBLISHED EVERY AFTERNOON
EXCEPT SUNDAY
TRUCE ENDS
Chinese Continuing To
Hold On Stubbornly As
Japanese Resume Fight
Edgar Wallace Dies
HP A*
Edgar Wallace, noted author o!
detective stories, succumbed to an
attack of double pneumonia at his
home in Hollywood. The British
author had just completed writing
his third motion picture at the
time he was stricken. His wife
sailed from England for America
before learning of his death-
EHRINGHAUS SILENT
ON HIS TAX STAND
Is Expected To Oppose Fif
teen Cent Land Levy In
Statement Soon
Raleigh. Feb. 12. J. C. B. Ehring
haus, candidate for the Democratic
nomination for Governor, is expected
to make a complete statement within
the near future with regard to his
attitude toward the 15 cents tax on
property for support of the six
months school term and whether or
not he would advocate Its complete
removal. He has already said that he
was in favor of its removal in so far
as possible, but that he did not think
it should be removed at the expense
of the Imposition of a sales tax.
Asked today if he had any state
ment to make as to whether or not he
would advocate the complete removal
of this 15 cents tax on property, Mr.
Ehrlngbaus said:
"At the present time I have nothing
to say on the matter beyond what
I have already said. However, I may
have more to say on this subject be
fore long, that will no longer leave
any doubt concerning my position on
this 15 cents tax for the six months
school term.”
McNeill May Decide To
Get In Race For Office
Dally Dispatch Ipareaa.
I* tfee Sir HwteU
KT J. CL BiUKEBViLL
Raleigh, Feb. 12,- -If Josephus
Daniels does not announce his can
didacy for the Democratic nomina
tion for Governor within the near
future—it is reported by some that
he has said be will announce his de
cision by the end of this week—Tom
McNeill of Lumberton, will undoubt
edly become a candidate and seek the
support which otherwise would have
gone to Daniels, according to the be
lief in political circles here.
Tom McNeill, and D. M. Stringfleld
of Fayetteville are understood to be
the “two prominent attorneys” who
called on Mr. Daniels early this week
and endeavored to learn whether or
not he was going to become a can
didate for Governor. Although they
were unable to 'get a definite de
claration from Mr. Daniels, It'is un
derstood that ha assured these two
callers he would- make puttie his
decision either. by the end of this
week or sometime next week. It is
also understood,.that both .these men
left their confeosnce with Mr. Daniels
pretty well convinced that be would
become a candidate, largely because
Mr. Daniels is understood to .have
McNeill to write him imme
diately what he (McNeill thought he
should include in his platform, in
case he should decide to become a
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Only Minor Outbreaks Re*
* ported With Machine
Guns Featuring Most
Engagements
BIG JAPANESE BOMBS
NOT YET BEING USED
Indications That Japanese
Are Planning Another Big
Bombardment of Woos an g
From River Are Reported
Shanghai, Feb. 12.—(AP)—Jap
anese warships and artillery
swung into action on the Wooanng
front soon after this morning's
brief truce expired.
They bombarded the village and
the fort where the Chinese were
still hanging on stubbornly and
machine gun sections on both
Bides of the river picked away at
each other with a sharp cross fire.
Few Killed.
The Japanese said their men
kille dconsiderable numbers of the
force on the opposite bank and each
side accused the other of having
started the fighting again.
Jap airplanes swung through the
smoke and mists above Woosung,
dropping y.n occasional bomb, but
they used none of the 500 pounders
which have been brought up for the
big offensive still to come.
Fly Over Chapel.
During the afternoon they flew
across the Chepi sector coming close
to the internation settlement boun
dary but they did no bombing there.
The Japanese naval commander off
Wooeung asked the captain of the
British cruiser, Berwick to r lunge
his berth and the Implied warning
was taken as an indication the
(Continued on Page seven.)
CHINESEMERCHANTS
MOVING FOR PEACE.
New Movement Through
Foreign Ministers Start
ed At Shanghai
Shanghai. Feb. JJfc—(AP)—A new
movement for peaces through the
mediation of Nelson T. Johnson, Unit
ed States minister to China and the
British and Fretreh ministers, was be
gun today by Chinese merchants in
Shanghai.
The merchants began by seeking an
extension of the "mercy” truce which
was in effect, today for the evacuation
of non-cory batants and wounded from
Chapei 4 n d it was understood Chat
they pl/.nned to ask the foreign min
isters to mediate with the hope of
of opening lasting peace negottalidns
bet * een the government at Nanking
an/’, Tokyo.
candidate and announce a platform.
The fact that Mr. Daniels asked for
suggestions to incorporate in a poe
sible platform is undoubtedly the
thing that more than anything else
inclined McNeill and Stringfleld to
believe that Daniels intends to be
come a candidate. But it is definite
ly known here that Daniels has asked
at least half a dosen callers to do
the same thing.
The bulk of the belief in political
circles here is that Daniels is no near
er becoming a candidate at
any time yet. In fact, many think he
is farther from getting into the *»■«-
paign than ever, despite the apparent
growth in sentiment for Daniels in
many parts of the State. One reason
for this belief is Mr. Daniels age and
his physical condition as a result of
the serious automobile acoident vnat
weeks ago in Georgia in which he wee
severely injured, and the attnip to
which four months of strenuous cam!
paigning would subject him. ■ * ' .
But the principal reason's!vea here
as to why Mr. Daniels will probably
not become a candidate, is that ha
knows he would not be able to do dH
the things he would be te do
—especially remove all taxes from
property, as most of his supporters
think he would do—if he should fed
— r
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