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Never "Before, Never Again, A
HEN-PERSON,
<: \TEWAY TO
'CENTRAL
CAROLINA. |
.NINETEENTH year
JAPANESE PLAN TO STARVE CHINESE INTO SUBMISSION
SAYS GOVERNMENT
COULD CUT FORCE
BE FULLY A HALF
Corresi/ondent Thinks One
Department Could Be
Abolished Entirely
Without Harm
COUNTRY AT LARGE
WOULD NOT FEEL IT
Authorities Know That and
Would Like To Do It IJut
Are Afraid To Attempt It;
Many Would Be Thrown
Out of Work, But Big Sav
ing Would Result
Bv CHARLES P. STEWART
Ontral Pros Staff Writer
Washington. Feb 26 Except the
j*r>nnnel of the postoffice depart
ment. the civil personnel of every de
fiii* went in Washington undoubtedly
>iM ho at least cut in two. One de
|i?.i,mrnt could be abolished entirely.
t«<> of the other* could be consolidat
ed and approximately three-quarters
of the federal government's miseel
! menus independent boadds. bureaus
and commissioners could be wiped out
entirely. And the country at large
either never would know the differ
ence or would only be the happier for
it all not to mention the cash sav
in:
Such action, however, would throw
m. nv folk out of jobs.
That, and the howl which would ac
rnmpanv it is the only reason why the
Mrp is not taken—and everyone with
the slightest experience in the capital
knows it.
I lived in Washington myself from
tl'itte a awhile before the World war’s
outbreak u*tß IMFknlrtiWs -of 192* was
in the newspaper business and conse
quently was fairly familiar with con
ditions.
For example .the state, war and
navy departments were comfortably
(Continued on Page Six).
PRISON SITUATION
IN HAWAII RELATED
Convict* Allowed To Carry
Key* To Cells, Officials
Are Told
Honolulu. Feb. 26.—(AP> A story
•>f convicts carrying the keys to their
cells and the outer gates of the peni
tentiary and of prisoners leaving for
n, or week-end visits is told in a
report of the Hawaiian prison direc
tors to Governor Lawrence M. Judd.
The report covered the state of af
during the height of Honolulu's
recent crime wave when the Oahu
prison was under the administration
High Sheriff John C. Lane. Lane
lengned i n January after being cen
sured by the governor. The report
raid conditions had been improved
under the new sheriff. Major Gordon
*V;s of the Territorial National
Guards, who has placed the convicts
"n lcr strict, but fair discipline.
McNeill Considered Most
Likely To Be Candidate
Dvtl? UlipMrk Burn*
»• •»» Hir Wallrr Hattb
.. , " T *. «*. IUSKKBVILL
Uilrtgh. Kcb. 26. - If a fourth can
*'|,lf*,c the Democratic nomination
mr Governor get* into the oampaign,
’ h,s candidate l* more likely to be
Tom McNeill of Dumbarton,
ftobcson county, than any of the
"'hir* who are being mentioned as
p'ential candidate*, according to the
~lk opinion in political circles
T h« belief is getting stronger
‘ ''ily, however, that there will be no
"'her candidates besides the thre# al-
r c.idy hi the running and that not
* >v *n McNeill will run. as much as he
*'.uid n ke to
.. is no doubt about the fact
M p Nelll has been considering iht»
'i'icstion of whether to run or not to
u ‘ l v^ f y seriously and has been feel
out the actuation moat carefully.
I M Und ®r»tood here that within the
week McNeill has had another
'nridentiai conference with Josephus
ril *‘lii ar.d that since that oonfer
nee. a close friend of his has been
0 con.ere with Daniels again. Still
mother close friend of McNeill's has
cii to Washington. N. C., to confer
A D - Mac Lean to see how the
Hfniipranit
iS a
AS CHINESE BALKED AT KIANGWAN
This map of Shanghai and the
surrounding area shows how the
Chinese have been stubbornly re
sisting *the Japanese attack on
Kiangwan where the fighting has
been the fiercest thus far. The
PLANS TO dEVELOP
STATEARERELATED
Secretaries Os Chambers of
Commerce Gather In
Goldsboro Today
Goldsboro. Feb. 26. (AP) —A pro
gram of proper development of North
Carolina's resources would "within
the span of a fw years" return land
owners K»n hundred million dollars
yearly asserted Col. J. W. Harrelson.
director of the State Department of
Conservation and Development in an
address to Chambers of Commerce
Secretaries here today.
Scretaries of a dozen North Caro
lina citis were gathered to consider
ways and of advertising North Caro
lina, of bringing additional tourists,
to the State and of securing more in
dustries for the state.
W. A. ERWIN IS IN
CRITICAL CONDITION
Durham. Feb. 26 (AP)—W. A.
Erwin, textile manufacturer, who
is seriously ill here, lapsed Into a
coma today. His 'physician said
his condition was critical but that
did not expect a crisis before to
night- : £
author of "The Law” would regard
the possible candidacy of the fiery
little Solicitor of the "State of Robe
son,” it is understood. For it Is con
ceded that McNeill would not hesitate
another minute eto get into the cam
paign If he could be assured of the
support of both Daniels and Mac Lean
However, indications are that the
two ambassadors he dispatched to the
"unofficial Governor” in the "Capitol
Annex on Martin Street” as The News
and Observer office was referred to
here during the 1931 general assem
bly. ad to the "Sage of Beaufort” in
Washington, did not bring back vary
encouraging Sews to McNeill. In fact,
it is understood that Daniels told the
McNeill ambassador that he had de
cided he would not support any can
didate in the campaign preceding the
June 4 primary, but would remain
neutral and independent. But If there
is a second primary, as many think
there will be, Daniels Is understood
to have indicated he would forsake
his nils of many years to remain In
dependent and go to bat for one of
the surviving cmndidatee. So McNeill
(Continued on rage ThreeJ
ONLY DAILY NEWSPAPER PUBLISHED IN THIS SECTION OF NORTH CAROLINA AND VIRGINIA.
solid line, representing the first
Chinese defense, was dented but
not penetrated in the first heavy
offensive. The secondary defense,
shown by the double line, was
strongly fortified b.v the Chinese*
To^
Get Recognition
At Arms Meeting
Geneva, Feb. 28—(AD— The
conference bureau today defeated
an attempt of women's peace or
ganisations to obtain an official
position In the work of the world
disarmament conference.
Their cause was championed by
Sen or Salvador De Madariga, the
Spanish delegate, who presented a
resolution proposing the formation
of a special commission of wonten
from unofficial organisations to
he an advisory body to the con
fSFMAYOR OF
WINSTON IS DEAD
Col. Garland E. Webb Dies
At Home Os Son In.
Charlotte, N. C.
Charlotte, Feb. 28.—(API—Col Gar
land E. Webb, 78, former mayor of
Winston-Salem, secretary of the Wln
ston-Salm Tobacco Board of Trade
and formr secretary of the Tobacco
Association of the Unitd States, who
died at the home of & son her last
night Is to be buried in Durham Fri
day.
He was a native of Orange county
and made his home in Durham for
sometime about forty years ago. He
was publisher of the Southern To
b&cco Journal.
HOUSE TO DISCUSS
NEW ROAD MEASURE
All LeUl&tioh Sidetracked
to Give Bill Clear Way
For Passage
Washington, Feb. 26. —(AP) — The
$182,800,000 Democratic sponsored em
ergency road construction bill today
was given legislative right of way in
the House by the Rules committee.
All legislation will be sidetracked to
morrow by Speaker Garner to permit
quick House action.
Under Its terms states unable to
the 80-80 percent requirement
of the federal air-highway act may
use the emergency fund for that pur
pose. This will make available 8240,-
000,000 to the states. Representative
Warren, Democrat, North Carolina ex
plained. The Mil provides that the
emergency fund be repaid over a per
iod es ten years, beginning in 1988.
from regular federal aid allotments.
j
Daily Newspaper For $2; Daily Dispatch Offer Expires Soon
HENDERSON, N. C., FRIDAY AFTERNOON, FEBRUARY 26, 1932
Haiti! Hiapatrh
JAPS TOLD TO KEEP
OPERATIONS OUT OF
FOREIGN QUARTERS
American, British, French
And Italian Ambassa
dors Call on Jap
Foreign Office
MEMORANDUM GIVEN
BY EACH COUNTRY
Call Separately But Memo,
randa Are of Similar Ten*
or—Notes Are Not Identi
cal
Tokyo, Feb. 26—(AP)—The Am
erican, British, French and Italian
ambassadors to Japan visited the
Foreign Office today and com
municated to Foreign Minister
Yonhiiawa the desire of their gov
ernments that Japan do its utmost
to keep the military operations at
Shanghai outside the borders of
the International setilmeent.
The ambassadors called separately
and each presented a memorandum.
The memoranda were not identical
but were on similar tenor. It was un
derstood that they expressed appre
ciation for the Japanese command's
efforts to keep the fighting area out
side the settlement and hoped
would continue to do so.
GARNMATTACK
ON HOOVER POUCY
Nation Into Iti Worst
Panic
Washington. Feb. 26.—(AP)—Speak
er Garner today said that President
Hoover had led us “into the greatest
panic the country or world has ever
known.”
The Texas Democrat* who is being
pressed to be one an avowed can
didate for the Democratic presidential
nomination made the remarks at a
conference with newspapermen.
He had been asked whether he had
any comment on the speech of Assis
tant Secretin y Jahncke, of the Navy,
made last night at Wooster, Ohio, in
which the "little icfcbinet” member
said President Hoover’s leadership
hhd made the Democrats “just a little
bit dizzy.”
CHARLOTTEGIVEN
FINANCE AGENCY
Reconstruction Body To
Open Office In North
Carolina City
Washington, Feb 26 (AP) —The Re
construction Finance Corporation to
day announced the establishment of
a loan agency at Charlotte, N. C., and
appointed John A. Campbell, Jr., as
its manager.
The advisory committee for the
agency has not yet been completed.
The corporation will not make pub
lic the names of the committee until
all the places on it have been filled,
CHARGE RASKOB 15 <
SLANDERING HOOVER
Washington, Feb. 26 (AP)—A
charge that John J. Raskoh, chair
man of the Democratic National
Committee "and his associates’*
were slandering and misrepresent- ;
ing President Hoover was made
by Secretary Hurley today in re
plying to an address last night by
the Democratic chairman.
BACK CREEK BRIDGE
IS GIVEN APPROVAL
Washington, Feb. 26 (AP)—The
War Department today approved
plans for the North Carolina high
way commission for a bridge
across Back Creek near Bath.
WcltheT
FOR NORTH CAROLINA.
Fair tonight and Saturday; not
much change in temperature, mod
erate north shifting to northwest
and west winds.
Plan To Use New Methods In
Effort To Force Garrison At
Kiangwan To Cease Fighting
Heroic Defenders of Chapei
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Youthful Chinese soldiers are shown tn this picture, just arrived from
Shanghai, manning an antiquated anti-aircraft gun in Chapei. The de
fense of the district by the troops of the 19th Route Army amazed the
Nippon invaders. In the background can be seen part of North Station
«'*iich has since been reduced to a mass of ruins by Japanese big gun
vge *>>d continuous aerial bombardment. The old guns, such as shown
iV ■-> • ould not drive the Jap bombing planes away.
Six Wttrkmtti’Artr
Buried By Snow
In River Canyon
Mt. Vernon, Wash., Feb. 26.
(AP—One hundred men resumed
their burrowing and tunneling at
da#n today into the snowy bed
left by an avalanche which burled
six workmen yesterday In the nar
row Skagit River cany oft.
Spurred on when wto of the six
were rescued without either being
seriously hurt. rescuers worked
late into the night but stopped for
a few hours when rain threaten
ed new slides.
ORIVEFORJOBLESS
PROVES SUCCESSFUL
Ten Percent of Goal Reach
ed by Legion In Na.
tional Campaign
New York. Feb. 26. (AP)--The na
tional drive to secure jobs for a mil
lion unemployed continued today with
almost ten percent of the goal realised
in less than two weeks.
Sponsored by the Americ&a Legion,
the "war on depression." was launch
ed February 15, Since then work has
been found for 89,812 persons. Min
nesota led the states with 18,891. Yes
terday's campaigning netted 8,081
positions.
The drive received the endorsement
of William Green, president of the
American Federation of Labor.
10 SUEWFOR
TAXES ON GASOLINE
Stale Treasurer Enters Suit
Against City of Win
ston-Salem
Raleigh. Feb. 28— (AP)— Inaugurat
ing a test to*determine whether the
State of North Carolina can collect
gasoline taxes on fuel purchased out
of the State and used in municipal
government operation* with la Us bor
ders, John P. Stedman, State trea
surer, today filed suit fog $612-18
against tije city of Winston-BaJem.
The complaint in Wake Superior
court and the answer set forth that
Winston-Salem purchased a ear load
of gasoline containing lOJJS ggJJgns
from the American Oil Company! at
Norfolk, Vs-, and used the gas in
Winston-Salem.
PUBLISHED EVERT APTERMOOM
EXCEPT SUNDAY*
CREDIT EXPANSION
MEASURE ADOPTED
I
Congressional Action Conk w
pleted And Bill I* Sjerit
To Hoover ■
- * i‘'
WasliingtUm. Feb. 26 (AP)—Con
gressional action on the credit expan
sion bill was completed today. - ' v '
The Senate approved the conference
adjusting differences over the legis
lation between the two branches of
Congress within an hour after the
House had given It formal approval.
The measure opening the way for
new credit for the nation’s bank from
the federal Reserve System and free
ing millions in gold for new currency
now goes to the White House.
President Hoover was expected to
sign it quickly.
YOUNG AVIATOR IN
VIRGINIA MISSING
Newport Now,. V»., Feb. M (AP)
—Nelson Peeples, about 25, son of
Professor Peter Paul Peeples of
the College of William and Mary
waws reported missing today aft
er taking a solo flight early this
morning in a plane later found half
submerged In the Chesapeake Bay
State Salary Reductions
Will Be Effective Soon
Dully DtaeeteS Bin—.
Is the Sir Walter HwteL
BT J. C. DAtKKMVIM.
Raleigh. Feb. 26.—Employes of the
various State departments received
the last pay checks today that they
will get at the rate of pay they have
been getting since July 1, and.
now on will be paid on the basis re
cently fixed by the Personnel Commis
sion and the Advisory Budget. Com
mission, which will be approximately
10 per cent less than they have been
getting since the horizontal cut en
acted by the 1981 general assembly
went into effect July 1, 1931. Not all
salaries have been cut 10 per cent this
time, however, while some of the lar
ger peiaries have been cut a great
deal more.
The total savings in salaries in the
various State departments, including
the State Highway Commission, will
amount to about $440,000 a year, ac
cording to the figures made public
today.by Freak Dunlap, Director of
Persophel. Os this amount about $190,-
000 a year will be saved a sa result
of the reduction in salaries and f.t*.
eliminations in the various U ute de
partments, exclusive ol cut Highway
8 PACK
TODAY
FIVE CENTS COPY
Will <‘Sterve Them Out * If
Bombs Fail To Force Re
treat, Spokesman
Declares
JAPANESE LOSSES IN
FIGHTING SAID 120
Aerial Attacks on Airdromes
In Vicinity of Shanghai
Continue Chinese Still
Holding To Ground
Shanghai, Feb. 27. (Saturday)—
(AP)—ln a slashing counter at
tack just after midnight the Chin
ese army drove the enemy out of
the Mlaochangchun sector this
morning and held on against de
sultory machine gun fire.
"We can't claim any great gain."
said General Tsai Ting-Rat, In an
early morning communique, "but
we have succeeding in ousting the
Japanese from Mlaochangchun
sector during a counter attack.
The outcome of Friday’s fighting
was more than gratifying."
Shanghai, China, Feb. 26 (AT)
—Japanese troops advancing
against machine gun fire surround
ed the town of Kiangwan a few
minutes before midnight tonight.
"If wc can’t bomb them out, we
can starve them out,” said a
spokesman of Japanese head
quarters.
The Chines** resistance was so ,
stubborn that starvation appeared
to be the only weapon which
oMdd saoceed against them.
The spokesman said the Japa
(Contimied on Page SlxJ
NEW WOMAN
KILLED IN CRASH
Brooklyn Woman Killed
And Two Others Injured
In Sanford Accident
Sanford, Feb. 28. — CAP) —Lee county
hospital attaches hecre today describ
ed as serious the condition of Mrs.
Nat Bass, of Brooklyn, N. Y., In
jured with two others in an auto
wreck near Monc/ir* yesterday when
a fourth was killed.
James Hardy, * son of Mrs. Joseph
Hardy, who died in the collision, was
expected to lea-re the hospital this aft
ernoon. Physicians said he was the
least injured./
“BEAR 'AAIDERS'* TO
BE CALLED IN PROBE
Waahi,(t»n. Feb. M—(API—
Preside it Hoover was Informed
today the Senate Banking commit
tee Itrtends to “call in several New
York bear raider*" for Its hearing
bey/ ruling tomorrow on short sell-
A”/..
Commission, while approximately
-250.000 a year has been lopped from
the Highway Commission payroll.
The payroll for the State depart
ments prior to the 10 per cent cut
inJuly amounted to *1,565,756 a year.
Since July 1, this payroll has been
10 per cent less or *1.409,181 a year.
Reducing this further by the *190.000
resulting from the additional cute
just mad a, the payroll now stands
at approximately *1.219.181 a year In
stead of at the *1,565.756 it was a year
ago. Thin eut reduces the Highway
Commission payroll from approximate
ly 850 State department employes and
2,200 Highway Commission empjpyes
are affected by the cut* that ge *into
effect today.
None of the employes of the State’s
educational or charitable Institutions
are under the jurisdiction of tlw ■per
sonnel commission, although the ap
propriations to all these institution
have been foducr 'proportionately,
necessitating abo.u a 10 per cent re
duction in sA. ties. All salary reduc
tions «*i r .mination of personnel
(Continued on Par) Six)

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