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CENTRAL
CAROLINA.
NINETEENTH YEAR
JAP OFFENSIVE EXPECTED
MOVE FOR DEFENSE
OF HOOVER’S PLANS
STARTS IN CAPITAL
End of Harmonious Non-Po
litical Era In Congress
Forecast At Wash
ington
WHITE HOUSE ISSUES
lengthy documents
Denies Alt Charges Made
That President Is Seeking
To Create More Jobs And
Not Cut Expenses
Washington, Feh. 19.—(AP)—In
the rarr of Democratic hcUlUni, a
movement is under way
to defend President Hoover’s
r itnomy record for consolidation
..I covrmment bureaus with dup
lira tine activities.
>‘o seriously is the criticism being
taken up that many observers fore- i
m-tt an end of the generally har
monious non-politicial ora in Congress
which has been the most conspicious
pt«ce time cooperation on legislation
for the national good.
The White House itself has taken
part in the Hoover defense through
the issuance of a thirty page list of
recommendations for consolidation
made by him over the past twelve
years. This was not officially linked
to the sharp words of Speaker Garner
and others who said the president was
trying to create new positions instead
of dispensing with present activities.
A statement was made that the list ,
was issued “in response to numerous
requests.”
■ OPIISTIC
ABOUT CONDITIONS
Declares Reports of Bank
Department Show Busi
ness Improving
Raleigh. Feb. 19.—Business and
hanking conditions in North Carolina
are much more hopeful now than in
month*, with encouraging reports
coming in daily from all sections of
th- State, according to Commissioner
< f Banks Gurney P. Hood.
The tension that has existed in
the hanking business for many
months has relaxed materially within
th“ past 31* to *0 days and the bankers
=ue more encouraged than they have
h*en in a long time.” Commiseioner
itod said "Part of this has been due
to the enactment of the law creating
the Reconstruction Finance Corpora
tion. which is going to be of great
benefit to the State. The situation has
also been helped by the liklihood that
th ■ hill by Senator Glass, liberalizing
s' me of the Federal Reserve hank re
futations, win be enacted.
The thing that is making me foel
more certain than ever that the sit
uation has changed and that condi
tion* are improving .are the reports
Wr are getting from our bank ex
aminers who have been examining
th*- smaller hanks in the rural sections
of the State.”
Postponement Os Jackson
Day Affair Gets Approval
lllapntrk
I* t»c sir Waller Hwirl.
ht j r. piKKri(V<i,|.
P.Hleigh. F;b. 10 The d'sci-iian on
part *«f the Young: Democrats of
> "t tr hold th» loiifOid* *’4-
Jacks i liny Dinner until after
June i primary, is being regarded
f,r •'»' the smartest move this ag
*rf s,Vo Kioup of politically minded
'■ Democratic men nnd women
•'Ve yet made. For thj first time
•‘jte it.; organization neverni years
° both the oigani/.ntion and its
f >ce rs rtft being lauded for showing
n -col i ,ag< ment to postpone the
(I 'i..er until after the primary*
tuch of the credit for the decision
Postpone the dinner and to make
° ls a state-wide Democratic’ rally
some time in the summer or fall to
i' r within the breasts of
* Democrats against the common
"*• the Republican party, is being
en to Edwin M. Gill, chairman of
P r r °mmiUee to arrange for the din
fr lia believed, however, that moet
J, * me mbers of the committee saw
to h !,.* ye With and realised that
' old the dinner now or any time
p ° r * th * Primary would be to Jeo-
r ‘ lze what * v * r harmony and unity
ri“‘ al!e ady be existent within the
• party in the Btate. Some
eu that Governor O. Max Gard
Hrttiirrsmt
F OF l THlffi A f<££L*? eiKß 8 HI R VIC®
JF THfs * ASSOCIATED PRSBS.
Where U* S* Navy Is «"i f '*>7 ..
While real grim war rolls Its thunder m the Kai
hast, the United States Navy is putting on a make
believe -big parade*’ in the vicinity of the Hawaiian
islands. Photos above show the scene where the
Black, or defending fleet, is striving valiantly to
keep the Blue, “enemy” fleet, from taking the island
EARLY ML FOII
HARWOODS SOUGHT
Cases Against Judge And
His Daughter May Be
Tried Soon
Raleigh. Feb. 18.—The Attorney
General’:! office Is anxious to try the
caaee against Special Superior Court
Mgs Jain H. Harwood and- Jhia
daughter, Mias Lola G. Harwood aa
soon as possible and is r**ady to go
to trial whenever Solicitor J. C. Little
will set the cases, according to As
sistant Attorney General A. A. F. Sea
well, who is in charge of the Harwood
cases and who will prosecute them for
the Department of Revenue. Miss
Harwood is charged by the State with
embezzling 14,828 in State tax funds
while she was an employe of the State
Department of Revenue and Judge
Harwood is charged in warrants with
being an accessory after the fact and
with changing and mutilating records
bearing on his daughter's case.
It has not yet been decided whether
or not Judge Harwood and his daugh
ter will be tried at the same time in
a joint trial, both Solicitor Little and
Attorney General Seawell said today.
However, both of them indicated the
joint trial was under consideration
and might lie resorted to in order to
save further delay and additional ex
pense.
NSW STATE SELECTS
BOY CHIEF EXECUTIVE
Tokyo, Japan, Feb. IB.—(AP) —
The correspondent of the news
paper, Aaahl, at Mukden, Man
churia. said today the executive
committee of the new Manchurian
state, unanimously chose Henry
Pu-YI. former “boy emperor,” of
China, as the chief executive of
the new state which was launched
by proclamation hie yesterday.
ner may have had a finger in the pie
and exerted some influence upon
Chairman Gill v and the committee,
rince Gill Is private secretary to Gov
ernor Gardner. But most people here
believe that neither Gill nor the other
members of the committee needed
Governor Gardner or anyone else to
tell them that they were playing with
fire In a nitro-glycerine factory ts
they had gone ahead with their plans
to hold the Jackson Day Dinner be
fore the primary.'
Not that the Young Democrats and
their organization were not sincere
in their objectives or In their desire
to be entirely non-partisan. But there
Is no getting away from the fact
that the public generally, or at least
a good portion of it, had gotten the
idea that the Young Democrats or
ganization was formed for the ex
press purpose of developing sentiment
in favor of a certain candidate or a
rertain group of candidates. One rea
son for this belief is that the first
Jackson Day Dinner, sponsored fay
the Young Democrats when that or
ganisation had just been started, de
veloped Into an out-and-out rally for
j. W. Bailey for Senator and J. C. B.
Ehringbaus for Governor In 1983. For
(Continued on page Tuite^
ONLY DAILY
NEWSPAPER PUBLISHED
Four Percent Beer
Bill Hearing Ends
In Capital Today
Washington, Feh. 19.—(API-
Six weeks of hearings on a bill
to legalise four percent beer were
closed today v»rh approximately
280 million words of •.* testi
mony on both sides of the ques
tion In the records.
Before closing the hearing Sen
ator Bingham, Republican, Con
necticut said that “dry leaders had
shown that they did not want to
cone oh the ttsnd ftp fffir*'#
questions.” v ’ 1 '
JAP OBJECTION TO
MEETING INVALID
Twelve Neutral Members
Will Hold Conference to
Answer Requests
Geneva, Feh. 19.(AI*)—The lea
gue of Nations council decided to
night to call an extraordinary ses
sion of the full league Assembly
to consider the situation in the
far east.
Geneva, Feb. 19.—(AP)—Japan
ese legal objection to a Chinese
demand for a meeting of the Lea
gue of Nations assembly to con
sider the far eastern dispute was
held invalid today by the twelve
neutral members of the League
council.
The twelve memliers who are
neutral decided to hold a general
council this afternoon in answer
to the requests of W. W. Yen,
Chinese delegate for a discussion
of the Japanese ultimatum at
Shanghai.
MEXICANS FIR
ARMS REDUCTIONS
Will Accept Minimum Com
patible With Internal
Security
Geneva. Feb. 19.—(AP)—Mexico will
accept a reduction of armaments with
a minimum compatible with internal
security Its spokesman Francisco
Castillo Makera. told the World Dis
armament Conference today.
He agreed that the draft convention
should be the basis of the discussion
of the conference and said, “convinc
ed of the impossibility of total dis
armament immediately, Mexico will
support every initiative towards pro
hibiting exceptional destructive wea
pons such as chemical and hascetrio
logical warfare, aerial bombardment,
heavy artillery anil tanks."
MONDAY IS HOLIDAY
FOR STATE OFFICES
Raleigh, Feb. 19.—(AP)—State of
fices will be closed on Monday to ob
serve the bl-centennlal of the birth
of George Washington.
For several years Washington’s
birthday has not been regarded as a
holiday for state employee but due to
the nationwide celebration of the
900th anniversary this year it will be
honored.
HENDERSON, N. C., B’RIDAY AFTERNOON, FEBRUARY 19, 1932
5
'" L*a*iu iop p oto ~ „ 4 t >
bombing planes flying ov f;r the inland of Hilo in
:ombat formation. Power panel show* three vessel.*
or the Black fleet anchored in the lee of the island
m a strategic position The beautiful wooded coast
line w typical «f the “Paradise of the Pacific “
Hatty Hiapatrh
IN THIS SECTION OF NORTH CAROLINA AND VIRGINIA.
HEAVY DAMAGE IN
HIGH POINT BLAZE
Giant Furniture Manufactur.
uring Company Serious,
ly Damaged Early
Today
High Point, Feb. 19.—(AP) — A
building housing the machine and
wuhiuct <icpar*af«dljoht tfcejGiant Fur
niture Manufacturing company was
destroyed L;, fir* early today with a
loss estimated by Forrest Murray,
secretary-treasurer of the company, at
from $150,000 to $200,000.
The building was of wooden con
struction and was in the heart of the
industrial district. It was discovered
burning at about 2 a. m. and every
piece of fire apparatus in the city fire
department was called out.
The origin of the fire has not been
determined. Officials of the furniture
company, said insurance covered part
of tile loss.
DEPARTMENT SLASH
AROUSING WILBUR
•j
Interior Department Ex
pense Cuts Bring State,
.ment From Secretary
Washington, Feb. 19.—(AP)—Con
tinuing his attack on cuts in the In
terior Department appropriations bill.
Secretary Wilbur today wrote sena
tors from the public land states that
“the responsibility for disorganizing
a great department of government
should not be lightly assumed.”
The Department of the Interior.
Wilbur wrote, will be here "after
many of us are gone and I do not
care to carry the responsibility of
failing to bring our critical condition
to the attention of those who in the
past have interested themselves in
our work."
BANKERISIEN
PRISON SENTENCE
Term of Fifteen To Twenty-
Four Month* Given
Asheville Man K
Asheville. Feb. 19. (AP)—C. J..
Hawkins, former assistant cashier of
the closed Central Bank and Trust
Company of Asheville today was sen
tenced to State’s prison at Raleigh
for a term of fifteen to twenty-four
months for alleged embezzlement of
saving deposits funds.
The state accepted a plea of nolo
contenders to two counts of embezzle
ment and Judge H. Hoyle Sink, pre
siding over Superior Court here Im
posed sentence.
weather"
FOB NORTH CAROLINA.
Rain tonight and possibly Sat
urday morning; not much change
in temperature, moderate north
east winds.
Chinese Reject Ultimatum Os
Japs; Expiration Os Time Is
Signal To Renew Hostilities
MANY AMERICANS IN
HONGKEW AREA ARE'
EVACUATING HOMES
Residents of Dangerous
Areas Come Over Into
International Set.
tlement
CHINESE HOSPITAL
PATIENTS REMOVED
Fire Apparatus Used After
All Ambulances Are Un
able To Expedite Move,
ment From Danger Sector
Shanghai. Feb. 20. (Saturday)—
(AP)—American citizens who live
In the Hongkew area at present
one of the most dangerous In
Shanghai came across the boun
daries Into the international set
tlement in considerable numbers
early this morning.
More than 100 Chinese patients
in St. Luke’s hospital were taken
out in ambulances and when ail
the ambulances were in use the
fire department tnrn.4 <\cr some
of its apparanu for ike t»-. .i.’nr
tatton of refugees. Fifty live*
members of the hospital staff
nurses and all internes and otbei
were also taken out.
Shanghai. Feh. 19.—(AP)—Hun
dreds of American residents who
live In the most dangerous spots
in Shanghai, with the prospects of
a pitched battle between the Chin
ese and Japanese armies tomor
row, were advised by U. 8. Consul
Edwin 8. Cunningham, today to
evacuate these areas for points of
greater safety either tonight or to
morrow morning.
FEDERAL RELIEF
BILL IS APPROVED
1
Would Offer 700 Million
Dollars For Three Pro
posed Projects
Washington. Feb. 19. (AP)-A 700
million dollar federal relief bill was
approved by the House Labor com
mittee today by a nine to three vote.
The measure would divide the total
authorized appropriations into three
parts as follows:
$300,000,000 for direct loans to states
by the Secretary of the Treasury up
on the application of governors who
would be required to furnish state
bonds in that amount.
$200,000,000 for direct grants to
states that have borrowed to their
limit or whose constitution prohibit'
applications for loans.
$200,000,000 to be spent on the pub
lic buildings program where alloca
tions already have been made but
where the budget bureau has not sub
mitted estimates for appropriations.
Under both the loan provisions and
the direct grant provisions the states
would be required to repay the money
within ten years. Failing that the
treasury would make deductions from
that state's participation in the an
nual federal highway funds.
JAINES WILL HEAD
SHRINER DIRECTORS
Nashville. Tenp.. Feb. 19.—(AP)—
The Shrine Directors Association of
North America voted today to hold
its 1933 convention at Cincinnati.
Ohio, on March 1-4 inclusive.
Sidney A. Jalnes, of Wichita Falls.
Texas, was elected president.
CRISP IDENTIFIED
AS SLAYOR OF RASOR
um ac, nt. i&— (ap)
Jake Razor, Cron Hill merchant
who was shot and beaten when
his father, W. C. Raaor, 71, was
slain Id his home last September
26, today testified there was no
doubt In Us mind that his as
sailant waa Lathan Crisp, 37, who
Is on trial fas murder with his
brother Eugene, M, and Henry
Baser, brother of Jake.
PUBLISHED EVERY AFTERNOON
EXCEPT SUNDAY.
LATE TODAY
_Ufl to the Front
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A recent photo of Colonel Lorenz*
Gasser, who commands the 3lst In
fantry Regiment, which has been
rushed to Shanghai from Manila,
P. I. This regiment numbers about
1,000 men. most of whom am
World War veterans, and is re
garded as one of the crack unit*
of the United States regular army.
It will augment the force of
marines now protecting the inter
national settlement
FAVORABLE REPORT
ON CARDOZO MADE
Senate Judiciary Subcom
mittee Approves Nomi
nation To High Court
Washington. Feb. 19. —<AP) A
Senate Judiciary subcommittee todej
decided to recommend to the full
committee a favorable report on the
nomination of Judge Benjamin W.
Cardozo to the Supreme Court.
The sub-committee reached a quick
decision after hearing complaints by
William H. Anderson, of New York,
that Judge Cordozo while on the Su
preme Court of that state committed
“gross injustice" in denying him bail
while awaiting a decision in his trial
on charges of forgery.
MEASURE TO IMPORT
LIQUORS IS URGED
Washington, Feb. 19.—(AP) —
Secretary Mills of the Treasury
Department has reeom mended to
the Senate enactment of a mea
sure by Senator Copeland, Demo
crat, New York, which would per
mit importation of brandy and
other spirits for non-beverage pur
poser- on official certification and
that the supply In this country
was Insufficient.
Only Fifty Killed In
Accidents In January
Dnilr Ulasatek Barcas,
la the Sir Walter Hotel.
Rt J. C. RASKKKYII.I.
Raleigh. Feb. 19. —Only 55 persons
were killed and 370 injured in 282 au
tomobile accidents ki North Carolina
during January, as compared with the
December figures of 89 killed, 476 in
jured in 363 accidents, according to
figures announced today by L. S. Har
ris, chief of the automobile license
division of the State Department of
Revenue. In January, 1931, only 5f
were killed in automobile accidenf.*
while in January, 1930, 58 were killed.
“This marked reduction from 89
deaths to only 55 in the course of one
month is distinctly encouraging,” said
Commissioner of Revenue A. J, Max
well. “Let ,us hope that this d.eettne
in the Dumber .Os fatal accidents ahd
in the number of injureg is sin in
dication that the motorists are at
last realizing that it pays t r, be care
ful and that they -are not/driving as
fast as in the past. If’ motprists will
only use common sense and realize
that It is better to get where they are
going, even If it may take a little
more time, than not to get there «gt
all, we will have fewer accidents and
fewer deaths."
However, 55 deaths in one.month,
with 370 injured is still too many, ac
cording to Chairman E. B. Jeffrees
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TODAY I
FIVE CENTS COPY
Chinese Will Withdraw
From Shanghai Only If
Japanese Forces Do
Likewise
PREPARATIONS MADE
FOR COMING BATTLES
Beginning of Offensive Ex
pected To Begin At Six
O’clock Tonight (EST)
When Ultimatum Expires
Nanking, China, Fob. 19.—(AP)
—Wang Ching Wei, the Chinese
1 premier said tonight that the Na
tional government had rejected
the Japanese demand that the
army at Shanghai retire to a point
twelve and one half miles from
the city.
The army will withdraw he said,
only on condition that the Japan
ese also retire an equal dtspanoe.
The premier said these instruc
tions already had been sent to the
Chinese authorities at Shanghai.
Chinese guns boomed a heavy
tattoo today as a prelude to bat
tle.
Three Japanese blue jackets
were killed. Under cover of the
bombardment Chinese hasty
and eialmrate preparations for the
expected attack tomorrow whoa
(Continued on Rage Three.)
PAINLEVE CABINET
NOW BEING.FORMED
Tardieu And Paul-Boncour
Both Accept Positions
With Ministry
Paris. Feb. If)-—(AP)—It was an
nounced today that Former War Min
tster Andre Twrdieu had agreed to
accept the post of Minister of State
without portfolio in order to return
to Geneva as the head of the French
disarmament delegation.
The Havas (French) news agency
confirmed in its Geneva dispatches
that Joseph Paul-Bonconr had agreed
to accept the ministry r>f Foreign Af
fairs in a Painleve caYunet
This would indicate that the heads
of the French disarmament delega
tion at Geneva woifld retain their
posts if M. Painleve were successful
in his formation of a cabinet for
France.
PLAN TO EN TERTAIN
DEMOCRATIC GROUP
Ralrlfh. Fr)j. I»._(AP)—Eke
State Democratic Executive com
mittee which meets here March
1 will be entertained at a buffet
supper at tiv> executive mindon
that night.
of the 'state Highway Commission, al
though . he is glad to see such a mark
ed d.ecline in the deaths and acci
dents when compared with the Do
cer.*bre figures. He points out, how
ev/r, that reckless driving and speed
iii? are still the two most marked
causes of accidents, with 8 killed and
Zi3 injured in January in accidents
caused by speeding and 11 killed and
60 injured due to reckless driving,
with 7 killed and 15 injured in. hifa
and-run accidents, due again to reck
less and careless driving.
"While the State Highway Patrol
men for several months have been
ordered to bear down harder than, ever
on speeders and reckless drivers, we
are going to order the patrolman to
be even more alert than ever for these
fast and careless drivers, since tbs
figures show that the great majority
of the accidents are caused fay #pe*d
and recklessness and -a general die
regard of the rules of safe driftag.”
Jeffress said. "It is more difficult to
arrest these drivers any own,
however, since a pptrolman must ihk
his own life every 11 mefberries tc ar
rest one. Already two patrolmen hav*
been killed and two others ilmy
killed in tryin gto dverike and ante.
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