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HENDERSON,
GATEWAY TO
CENTRAL
CAROLINA.
nineteenth YEAR
N 9 Trace Lindbergh Baby
Chinese Continue Retread
JAPANESE ARE IN
HOT PURSUIT UPON
FLEEING SOLDIERS
Chinese Military Chiefs
Claim They Are Falling
Back To Defend
Communications
JAPS OCCUPY AREA
FAST AS VACATED
Observers Estimate Some
50,000 Chinese Troops Are
Participating In Retreat;
Japanese Airplanes Speed,
ing Retirement of Enemy
Hhiui|bal, March 2. —(Al*>
4 hiiut'H now world-famuli* IMh
rixitr arm> was rrtmillnx rsst
ward tonight after five week* of
stiililMtm fighting at Shanghai,
rliisrly prrwni l«y a powerful
.b|»n«w* war machine*.
The Japanese claimed that the
Chinese soldiers, unable to stand any
longer the terrific force of their ar
tillery' aerial ami naval attacks, broke
their line and beat the retreat, which
they said wa • rapidly turning Into a
rout.
Chinese military officials, however,
raid it was a “tactical retreat,” and
that they planned to establish new
defense lines at Nanziung, ten miles
west M»d resew the hatfle there.
They were falling back, (hey said, to
protect their communications, which
were endangered by the landing of a
large force of Japanese troops at
Luho. 20 miles up the Yangtze river.
Tiie Liu ho Japanese force immediate
iv began a drive southward after
they landed.
Although it was impossible to de
termine the number of Chinese troops
p-irticipatlng In the retreat, observers
h*re estimated there were 50,000 of
Ih'-m There were additional Chinese
troops two miles west, but these were
not falling back, the Chinese said.
The Japanese .freshened by the ad
dition of thousands of reinforcements
during the last two or three days, fol
lowed up their advantage closely.
From Liuho on the southern banks of
the river, the Japanese line formed
a large are bulging westward and
• oding in the vicinity of Chapei. ad
(Contlnucd on Page Six)
lAPANESE ACCEPT
LEAGUE PROPOSALS
But No Progress Is Made To.
ward Truce Along Shang
hai Battlefront
rok.vo. March 2.—(AP> Japan's ac
r* fiance 0 f the League of Nations
i'ioiwie;*| for an international coiifer
rnce at Shanghai to attempt to bring
an end to hostilities there was an
'""inccd by (he foreign office today.
h '" *hr spokesman said no progress
l'"l i»een made In negotiations for a
tl -ice.
Terms for an armistice were pre
to the Japanese negotiators at
s hiingbai bf the British
r -smmander, hut the Japanese
f ' unacceptable and present
e, a «et of new proposals.
f mina refuses to accept
WHILE FIGHTING CONTINUES
Geneva. March 2. (AP) The Lea
rue „r Nations Council has Japan's
f, acceptance of the LeagueV
FTnposal for an international confer-
r "~ r Shanghai in hand today, bu‘.
spokesman for the Chinese dele
; *’iun said China would not accept
’’' l " jn k an the fighting continued.
Council's proposals call for s
y'liference' of representatives of the
z ,r Hi powers with envoys of China
••"d Japan on the sceneMf the hostill
-1,1 rhe United State* has indicated
11 w iHingnaas to participate.
,<r >AD BILL GIVEfT
COMMITTEE'S OKEH
Washington. March L—(APl—
•nrr,ued by tIJIMM and pro-
Gdtug that states may fix a aital
mum wages, the Democratic em
'TZ'ncy road fund big was sp
]*r ned today by the Senate poet
•’file committee. It now totals
SIMOOM*).
Hntiirrsmt Dmlit Stsiiatch
"®*«SISBcSB& BSSS»
$55,000,000 Is Slashed
From Billion Budget Os
30 Independent Offices
It Wipes Out Cities
■■■
is investigating the
amating claims of Lester Barlow,
above, “bomb wizard" of the
World -way, who <;onjyodi that en
tire cities can oe wiped out by re
mote control through a secret
method of destruction he has de
veloped. barlow has placed hie
fantastic scheme before congress
with a view to its adoption to
compel a limitation of world land *
armaments. Much secrecy aur
rounds the project
tlrdrartynoT
APPEARS UNLIKELY
Prospects Have Not Mate
rialized for 1932 Pres,
idential Race
ROOSEVELT IN FAVOR
UrogreHKlvea Could Support Him, But
Hardly Any Other Democrat Who
Is Likely To Win His
Party's Nomination
By CHARLES f\ STEWART
Central Press Staff Writer
Washington. March 2. -Third party
suggestions show no signs yet of "tak
ing” at all well this political season,
as presidential campaign time ap
proaches.
True, it is perfectly natural for
the progressives to delay deflate ac
tion toward launching an indepen
dent ticket until both the Republican
and emociatic conventions have been
held. Maybe one or the other of them
(really meaning the Democrats, of
"oursc, for it is recognized that there
•to longer is any doubt of the Repub
lican renomination for Mr. Hoover)
vill name a candidate who is pro
gressively acceptable.
Still, by this far along in 1921 the
late Senator Robert M. La Follette
■ Iready had made it abundantly clear
that unless one or the major outfits
put up a ticket to his liking, he him
self would run.
Due allowance must be made for
(Continued on Page Six).
BAKER IS CHOICE
OF DUKE STUDENTS
Durham. March 2.'—ln a rousing
-ham convention of “the national
Democratic party” several hundred
Duke university students last plgbt
named Newton D. Baker and John
Garner as the party standard-bear?».
Baker was nominated on the oeOond
ballot by' 796 votes, with Franklin D.
Roosevelt trailing with 826. Nellie
Taylor Ross fiS Wyoming, the co-eds'
choice, opened strong but wound up
with M votes.
J. Elmer Long, of Durham, former
lieutenant-governor of North Carolina
was Invited by the students to serve
as temporary chairman. He appealed
for harmony, and a candidate whd
would assure a Democratic victory in
November.
NEWSPAPER PUBLISHED IN THIS SECTION OF NORTH CAROLINA AND VIRGINIA.
ONLY DAILY
Big Cuts Made In Veterans
Bureau, Commerce Com.
mission and Farm
Board Funds
TOTAL NOW LOWEST
IN PAST TWO YEARS
Measure Reported To House
by. Appropriations Com
mittee Carries 986 Mil
lions; Biggest Saving
Made on Any of Six Big
Money Bills So Far
Washington, March 2.—(Al’)
Nearly 155.000,000 was slashed
from budget estimates of $1,941,-
SSSJMN) for running 30 independent
foflces today by the House Ap
propriations Committee In report
ing the supply bill for the coming
fiscal year. The big cuts were
made In the Veterans Administra
tion, Interstate Commerce Com
mission and Farm Board.
As received by the House, the me*
sure carries 9556.447.000. For the firsi
time in two,vears it fell below a bil
UtoN toHhONr these agencies.*H k
5519.750.000 less than expenditures foi
this year, and $54,946,000 below th«
budget.
The reduction of the total under
President Hoover’s estimate was th<
largest saving effected on any of the
six big money bills so far submittet
to the House. It brings the total rc
Auction to more than $100,000,000, am
five more bills are yet to be drafted
Objective Almost
Attained by Japs
In Their Advance
Bhangltai, March 3 (Thursday)
(Al'l—The Japanese advanced all
along the Chapel battle line today
and pushed the Chinese back al
most to the 12 1-2 mile limit re
quired in the recent Japanese ulti
matum.
The at back era had reached their ob
jective us at various points early to
day. With Chengu < former head
quarters of General Tsai Cbeo-Kai,
commander of the nineteenth route
at my defenders, already in the Japa
nese hands, the advancing left wing
moved forward toward Nanztang, three
miles west of Chengju, along bhe rail
road.
There they intended to stop, at leant
for the time being. The Chinese sec
ond line early this morning stretched
roughly north and south In the Nan
ziang sector.
Japanese said the enemy was con
centrating about 10,000 men in that
region. f
Yadkin Man Gets
30 Years In Pen
On Manslaughter
Yadklnviile. N. C.. March 2.—(AP)
-Summer-field Martin pleaded guilty
to scond degree murder in the killing
of Claude Jones, Leaksville auto
mobile man. and was sentenced to 30
years in State Prison by Judge Wal
ter IS- Moore tn Yadkin Superior
Court here today. He was brought
hare from Atlanta for trial.
Just before sentence was passed,
Martin made a brief speech in which
he said he had been the victim of
much adverse publicity, and that
some day he hoped he would be given
his Just due.
Martin was Indicted with John Mc
fver for the killing of Jones, a prom
inent Leaksville automobile dealer.
Melver now Is serving a 80-year sen
tence for his part In the crime.
INSPECT FIRES IN
MOUNTAIN SECTION
Raleigh. March* 2.-<AP> State
Forester J. S. Holmes and Assistant
Forester Charles II- tflory. in charge
Os fire control, left for Western North
Gtrottna at noon today to aaaMt tn
combatting the severs fire situation
which has arise? In that section and
to make a survey of conditions*
HENDERSON, N. C., WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON, MARCH 2, 1932
MEET Ip DISCUSS PEACE IN FAR EAST
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Official observers in Shanghai, for
the first time since the Sino-Jap
anese hostilities opened, have ex
pressed optimism over the pros
pects of a possible truce in the
near future. Hopes were raised
INK MACLEAN 10
BE FOR ERRINGHAUS
Political Observers Believe
Beaufort Man Will Show
1 His Hand
OPPOSED TO MAXWELL
rhey were at Sword* PwluL During
Litst Lcgiaiaiure; Again*! Crip
pling School* To Avoid
Slight Tax Burden
liMh; Uiknulrb tl*irna.
I* Ik* Wir Wolfe* Hotel.
HV J C- IH*IiF.HViI,L
Raleigh, March 2. -Those who have
read between the lines of the an
nouncement by Angus Dhu Mac Lean
that he would not become a candidate
for the Democratic nomination for
governor, and of the platform he said
he would have run upon had he be
come a candidate- believe his an
nouncement is almost equivalent to a
declaration that he will eventually
(Continued on Page Three.)
COX TO ANNOUNCE
DECISION SUNDAY
Raleigh Man To State
Whether or Not He Will
Run For Governor
Khillr l)l*Httk Bareev.
I» the fir Wnlter HoteL
nr j. r. n««kkhvtf.l.
Raleigh. March 2.—General Al
bert L. Cox will announce either
Saturday or Sunday whether or
not ho will boa candidate for the
Democratic nomination for Gov
nor, ho said today.
“I am giving the matter the most
careful and serious attention, but so
far have not reached a definite de
clslon," General Cox told this corres
pondent today. "However. I do ex
pect to reach a definite decision and
to announce it either Saturday or Sun
day, but not before that time."
Opinion here is about evenly divid
ed as to whether or not Cox will be
come & candidate. Most of his close
friends, especially those associated
with him in the American Legion, be
hove he will become a candidate and
are urging him to do so. A large
number of Influential women leaders
In the State, both within and outside
the American Legion ,are also urging
him to get into the race, It is under
stood. The News and Observer, of
which Josephus Daniels is editor and
publisher, seems to be convinced that
Cox will become a candidate and has
almost stated it as a fact. Several of.
those who were at the American Le
gion meeting In Winston-Salem Mon
day. at which Cox was present, have
returned convinced he will be a can
didate. i
as the result of a peace confer
ence aboard the British flagship
Kent between Admiral K. S.
Nomura, left, of Japan and Dr.
Wellington Koo, representing
China.
Railroads Given
Big Allowances
Washington, March 2.—(AP)
The Reconstruction Finance Cor
poration today loaend $7,500,000 to
♦lie Southern Railway Company.
The Western rw.lflr. Railroad
company wa* loaned $2,192,000. the
Chicago and Ka*tern Illinois $3,-
600,025 and the Alabama, Tennessee
and Northern Railroad coin|»any
wa* granted an extension of credit
amounting to $274,550.
oSiislr
RALEIGH JUNE 16
Senator Bailey Heard Be
fore Executive Commit,
tee Segsion Tuesday
Raleigh. March 2. —(AP) After re
ceiving invitations from Raleigh.
Charlotte and Sanford, the Demo
cratic State Kxocutive Committee
voted overwhelmingly here last night
lo hold the Democratic State Conven
tion in Raleigh on June 16.

The vote was announced as 91 in
favor of Raleigh, 17 for Charlotte
and two for Sanford. Uj>oii motion of
Edgar W. Pharr of Charlotte, leader
of the delegation from that city which
invited the State convention, the se
lection was made unanimous.
Before the committee set the con
vention date and selected the meeting
place it heard Senator Joeiah W.
Bailey of Raleigh predict the defeat
of President Hoover in November and
call for "the most united Democracy
in this state and nation which we
have seen in two decades.”
Charges Neglect.
Bailey, charging President Hoover
with "supine neglect" during the
greatest crisis this country has ever
known, said that every legislative
measure being enacted "by a Demo
cratic congress” for relief of the peo
ple of America should have been act
ed upon last year by a special ses
sion of Congress.
"As the tune lor an election ap
proaches," Bailey said, "I note ea rest
lessness throughout the State and na
tion lest by some peradventure which
might arise to help him and the Re
publican party. Herbert Hoover night
be elected president again in Novem
ber."
"Let m assure you," he asserted
vigorously, "there is not a chance In
the world of such a thing happening
even with the aid and guidance of
(Continued on page Six.)
WEATHER
FOR NORTH CAROLINA.
Cloudy tonight and Thursday;
occasional showers Thursday gad
in xtreet and central portions to
night; not much change in tem
perature.
PUBMSHEO EVERY AFTBRMOOM
EXCEPT SUNDAY.
sso,oooßansom Is
Asked For Infant
By Its Kidnapers
Lindbergh Willing To Pay If He Can Get
His Baby Back Unharmed; State of New
Jersey Offers SIO,OOO Reward
Hopewell, N. J., March 2 (AP)—Ransom has been demanded
for ! he Lindbergh baby, kidnaped from its nursery last night, and
Colonel Charles A. Lindbergh is willing to pay, if he can get the
infant back to its mother's arms.
» was learned shortly before noon today that a note found in
the sdl of the window through which the baby was taken from its
sick bed by the kidnapers made definite ransom demand.
.. H a kK) threatened harm to the child if the money was not paid,
if the contents of the note was divulged or if the method of
payment suggested in the note was revealed.
Note I* Threatening.
So Ihrcuteniiig was the note that
for hours Its very existence was de
niod by police investigating the crime.
It was finally determined with ab
solute definiteness, however, that the
ransom demand had been made and
that Colonel Lindbergh had decided
to meet any demands if by so doing
he could get his baby back.
No one would say how large the
demand was. but a report that it was
$50,000 went undenied by sourced close
to the Lindbergh family, and to the
widespread seurch.
Ttaken Last Night.
The baby was taken last night from
his crib in the second floor nursery of
the Charles A. Lindbergh estate, five
miles back in the Sourland hill coun
try as lonesome aj a solo flight from
•Me* York to*j*Bshr and-tkerrer hat
been no trace fooid of him yet.
Kite toreea of . the taw in three etntee
mobilized by hundreds today to track
down the kidnapers of the 20-months
old baby, one of the most famous in
fants of Christendom.
Father Numbed by Event.
The lean colonel, who dared death
along the uncharted New York-Paris
airway with calm, appeared
numbed by the catastrophe that reach
ed into the lonely hilt sto strike him.
Dressed in a leather jacket, an old
cap and a worn pair of trousers, h|x
shoes caked with the sour mud which
gives name to the region, he tramped
most of the night seeking some chie
to his lost namesake.
Another Baby Expected.
Mrs. Lindbergh. the attractive
daughter of the late Senator Dwight
W. Morrow, who expects another child
with the late spring, remained indoors
secluded from all callers. Mrs. Dwight
Morrow, the baby’s grandmother, re
mained at her home in Englewood
after first news of the kidnaping came
to her over the telephone in the sob
bing voice of the child's mother. It
was believed she would come herp
during the day.
The kidnaping was discovered at 10
p. m. The baby's nurse, Dow,
had put him to bed at When she
returned to the nurycVy, there was
only a heap of blanket* in
the crib.
ABANDONED SEDAN USED BY
BTDNAPEBB 18 DISCOVERED
Hillsdale, N. J„ March 2.—(AP)
An abandoned sedan found near here
last night and answering the descrip
tion of the cur though tto have been
used by the kidnapers of Charles A.
Lindbergh, Jr„ was stolen from
Brooklyn yesterday, police were told
this morning. Police towed the car
to their garage, saying they would
eamine it for fingerprints.
STATE OF NEW JERSEY TO
OFFER REWARD OF fI«JN
Trenton, N. J., March 2.—(AP)
Post Card To Lindbergh
Says His Baby Is Safe,
And Gives Him Ad’vice
Newark, N. J„ March 2.—(AP)
—A poet ear mailed to Coloaei
Charles A. Lindbergh from here
today reading:
"Baby safe. Instructions later.
Act accordingly.”
The card was picked up In the
Newark collection from a box at the
corner of Plain and Central avenues
in the heart of the city. It was spot
ted by a distributor 1 nthe post of
fice who removed It from the mail
and reported its content*. The mes
sage on the card was printed.
The card was taken to Newark
police headquarters, where It was
photostated and scrutinised by fin*
6' ' PAGES
TODAY
FIVE CENTS COPY
Governor A. I Can y Moore t«*id today
that the State would offer a reward
of SIO,OOO for the arrest of the kid
naper* of the Lindbergh baby.
New York, March 2 (Al»)—De
tective King of the misaing pepr
son* bureau, liegun an apartment
to-apartment search of the bulld
*np at 1675 Townsend avenue, the
Bronx, today following a report to
police that two strange men
a woman, the tatter carrying a
baby, were seen entering the bnikl
ln S al 8 o’clock tn* morning.
About 65 families live In the
building.
GOVERNOR OF NEW JERSEY
WITHDRAWS POSTED REWARD
TrenHofa, N. -Match 2 (AP)—
par j (lean legislative leader, after con
ferring by telephone with Colonel
ChaNee A. Lindbergh today, aband
oned plan* to offer a reward for the
vppreheruion of the kidnapers of the
Lindbergh baby
KIDNAPING HAS AN
/ EC HQ IN CONGRESS
Washington, March 2 (AP)—
Fired by the news of the kidnap
ing of ,the Lindbergh baby, the
House Post Office Committee to
day voted a favorable report on
the bill for Federal prosecution of
those sending kidnaping throats
the mall.
Kisses Children,
Then Suicides by
Shooting Himself
Rnleigh, March 2—(AP)— Ktos
ing his two children goodbye and
then vending them out Into the
Jferd to play. Guy D. Self, 62.
farmer luid World War veteran*
killed himself today at his home
near V/Üborn, about four miles
from Yuquay Springs, Coroner L.
M. Waring reported.
Self, according to the oorener,
attempted to send a load of shot
Info his heart, but the gun ap
parently sllppd sand his Ift arm
was practically severed. Self was
a widower.
SMEDLEY BUTLER IS
IN SENATE CONTEST
Newtown Hquare, Penn. March
t. —(AP) —Major General S-medley
D. Butler announced today he Is
a candidate for the RefmbUeaa
nomination for United Stattea Sen
ator James J. Davis.
gerprint experts.
Although police officials violate*!
the law by taking the card out Ot
the mails, they did so without hesita
tion. knowing theit act "pould be con
doned. The post office officials said
they intended placing the card Jh
the mail for delivery to Colonel Lind
bergh after they finished their ex
amination.
The card was add reused to
Lindbergh at Princetocu N. T.
Director of Public Safety WUHaftt
Eagan immediately cailexl out the en
tire police force and a kouaatohooN
search of Plain and Oqtra.l avenues
aas begun.

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