New Offensive On Major
Scale Reported In China
As Peace Effort Renews
Some Believe Chiang Kai-
Shek, Famous General,
Will Join in New
Holding Out Against Armis
tice Achieved by "Humi
liating Concessions of
Any Nature; Mediators
Gather for Further Efforts
shanghai. March ft.— (AP)
Nftilrel imstiatom who had not
-n«t tor several day* fathered thin
•ftrrii'ton to renew their efforts to
imi an entl to the fighting in this
Even as they met .there were re
port.- that a new offensive on a major
w.us developing along a new bat
,> line, west and northwest of the
city. and some believe Chiang Kai
<hfk would have a hand in the new
Informal negotiations have not been
ferrupted while mediating board
aas adjourned, but it was said that
th» Chinese representatives had not
modified their attitude of opposition
to any armistice achieved by means
of "humilitating" concessions.
ON BEER MEASURE'
Committee May Favor It
With Heavy Tax, As
Means of Gatting
Washington. March -(AP> The
II"U»e lecelved notice today of the l
impending dispute over allowing 2.75 |
percent beer and taxing H heavily i
»- a means of raising revenue to re '
pijfe certain sections or the bi-par
tii.in fl.U96.oUh.onn t** bill.
Three members of the Ways and
Means Committee, which drafted the
measure, joined in the move— Repre
sentatives Cullen and Sullivan, of New
York and McCormack, of Massachu
ttts. all Democrats.
J. MACK RHODES IS
DENIED NEW TRIAL
Hendersonville. March 8. — (APi —
Motion for a new trial today was de
nied j Mack Rhodes, convicted of
embezzling from the closed
First Bank and Truat Company here,
of which he was president.
Hhodes recently was sentenced to
seven to 16 yenrs in State Prison upon
The motion was made in superior
court after a mass of affidavits and
other documentary evidence was in
troduced. Judge John H. Clements
denied the motion.
w. B DRAKE UNDER
ROND IN BANK CASE
Raleigh March B.—(API-W. B.
brake, president of the Raleigh Bank
ing and Trust Company when It fail
ed in September. 1930. today was
placed under $3,000 bond to face trial
later in Wake Superior Court in two
new rases charging embezzlement and
making false reports on the bank's
Next Governor Will Face
Huge Financial Problems
Necessity for Additional Revenue and Prospective De
ficit Foce Gardner’s Successor; School Support
Will Constitute Important Issue
Uallr Dta**<«* ••»*••• .
la Ikr llr M/altar Matet
„ "▼ I. T. RIIKKIiVIU.
Sleigh. March B.—The problems
■'hich the next Governor of North
Carolina will have to face and the
'’Mig&tion* that will reat upon him are
«• least beginning to dawn upon the
of the State, especially since It
u now being realised that the next
governor and General Assembly mast
provide not leas than *6.400,000 a year
m °re revenue for each year of the
four yean term of the next governor.
Th »a is a minimum of in
new revenue for each biennium. If
maximum estimate# instead of^mini
mum figures are used, and the fund
‘■l* of existing deficits included, the
next general assembly and the next
governor will have to find at least
Henderson Batin Btanabrfa
*q W,K * navies
r THK A«auCXATBD PRSM
Lindbergh Serv ant
B ; ? >
pir, m bib
All members of the Lindbergh house
hold have been questioned at length
by police in their effort to uncover
some clue as to the kidnaped baby's
possible whereabouts. This is Ollie
Wheatley, who acts as chauffeur and
butler to the Lindbergh family.
BY FINANCE BODY
This Has Gone to Banks,
Railroads and Agricul.
BANKS, B. & L. SHARE
They Have Received MiJM.Mt, With
355 Participating; $75,000,000 Is
Allocated for Agricul
Washington. March 8. (AP>-- The
Reconstruction Finance Corporation
has loaned a total of $183,000,000 to
banks, railroads and agricultural
A total of $61,800,000 has been loan
ed to banks ami building and loan
Two hundred and fifty-five differ
ent institutions of this nature *"Sa*ve
been aided, it was disclosed today,
the greater majority of them being
The corporation has loaned $47,-
000.000 to railroads, the greater part
of which is expected to be rep&fd as
soon as the railroad credit corpora
tion begin to function.
Agriculture has been allocated $75,-
000.000 through the agriculture de
partment and intermediate credit
$10,500,000 a year more revenue in or
der to balance the State's budget.
Both of these figures are based on the
assumption that the next; general as
sembly will take over the' entire cost
of the six months term, since all three
of the candidates for Governor are
advocating this course.
These estimates, which are the first
to come from official sources, take In
to full consideration the $6,000,000
which have been saved by Governor
Gardner through the reductions made
in appropriations, and which would
have been added to the total the next
Governor and next general assembly
would have to raise but for the econo
mies effected by Governor Gardner.
(Continued on Page Five.)
ONLY DAILY NEWSPAPER
Cremated In Home
Summerville*, 8. C.. March ft.—
(AP)-Mr. and Mr*. Alonzo F.
Browning and their K-year-old
daughter. Susie Mae. burned to
death hero early today when they
wore trapped by flame* that de
stroyed thetr home.
-3?® fl™ iir° k ® 001 aboat **. m„
rJfH* thre ® Mloop. The
origin was u■determined.
It was discovered by George H.
J***£* bor ’ wh « was aroused
by the barking of his dog. Mr.
10 ‘b* Brownln * house,
but the name* had gained so much
headway he was unable to enter,
tie turned In an alarm.
10 RUN CAMPAIGN
Durham Attorney s Accept
ance of Management Con
sidered Good Move
COL. GEO. FREEMAN
; MAY HELP MAXWELL
Both Legionnaires and Both
Candidates May Be After
Ex-Soldier Vote; McLen.|
don Influence In Western
North Carolina Believed
[>nlir IliaiMiivh Rural.
■ n f*r Sir «-ltrr Hotrl.
nr j r. ih«kk.u»,i,l
Raleigh, March 8 lnterest in the
campaign of J. C. B. Ehringhaus for
the Democratic nomination for gov
ernor lias taken a decided spurt here
as the result of his appointment of
Major 1* P. McLendon of Durham
as campaign manager and the an
nouncement that Major McLendon has
accepted the appointment. The pre
vailing opinion hare wins that Mc-
Lendon would not accept, the invita
tion to manage the Ehringhaua cam
paign until it was revealed today that
he had agreed to undertake it.
The selection of McLendon to be
come chief helmsman for the Ehring
haus campaign ship. Is regarded as
the second favorable incident within
the last few days for the Ehringhaus
(Continued on Page Two)
JUSTICE HOLMES IS
HONORED AT A#G 91
Distinguished Jurist To Be Guest of
Learned Men of Legal Pro
Washington, March 8 (AP)—Oliver
Wendell Holmes, distinguished and
beloved jurist celebrated his 91st birth
The weight of years found him un
broken, though he was forced recent
ly to resign from the Supreme Court.
The rest has restored him to a men
tal and physical vigor greater than
he baa shown in come time.
Birthdays never have been anything
to him, and his close friends did not
expect him to depart from his rou
tine today. A banquet in his honor
tonight will attract the moot dis
tinguished men of the legal profession
to hear and join in has praise.
TWO KILLED WHEN
OIL TANK EXPLODES
Knoxville, Tenn., March B.
< AP) —Two persons were killed
and one was Injured today as the
end of a burning $16,900 fuel oil
tank blew out on the property of
Lee A. Gridiey Construction Com
H. Clay Lawless, 4 03 city fire
men. and Will M. Starnes, a 22-
year-old garage operator, were
killed instantly and R. H. Nash,
another firemen, had a leg cut off
by a piece of flying iron.
The end of the tank was blown
across a 50-foot street. The fire
men and Starnes, a bystander,
were caught In Its path. Fifteen
others, mostly firemen, narrowly
TO FORCE SENATE
VOTE ON WHISKY
Washington, March B.—(AP)—A re
solution to place the Senate on record
In favor of repeal or modification of
the eighteenth amendment and to
provide for State control of liquor
was Introduced today by Senator
Lewis. Democrat, Illinois.
TEN MILLION MORE
Washington, March B.—(AP)
The Senate today added $10,000,-
000 to the agricultural appropria
tion bill to put Into operation the
agricultural credit corporation re
cently authorised by Congress.
PUBLISHED IN THIS SECTION OF NORTH CAROLINA AND VIRGINIA.
HENDERSON, N. C., TUESDAY AFTERNOON, MARCH 8, 1932
Two Men Arrested In Boston Station
Putting Through Call For Lindbergh
Far and Wide World Searches For Baby Lindbergh
T }A* H
£L- ■ POUNDS I
x if \ IMfcnr— igiiiJß ; -
a /. Mm
©Hi SI CLOTHING
-■[ J' one piece sleeping suit of- ■
ill / In fine white balbriggan,size ■
. ■! /. TWO, WITH LONG SLEEVES AND
■ T \ Jf STITCHED FEET. IT WAS FITTED I
■ \ 1 / / WITH SIX PEARL BUTTONS DOWN ■
Hi b/ JM n THE f RONT AND THREE ACROSS
■ 1 Jl THE HIPS AT THE BACK. |
BB ift SPEAKS A FEW SIMPLE- I
Artist Butcher portray* Baby Lindbergh as he was dressed the nigiht he was kidnaped
Detroit Counts Toll Os
Its Unemployment Riots
2 Killed, 3 Hurt,
As Plane Crashes
St. LouL, .'h.. March B.—< AP) —
Two men were reported kilted and
three others injured In a plane ac
cident near Lambert-St. Loots field
early this morning. All five were
said to be aviators, apparently en
gaged In training for night flying.
A report from the field said the
aviators were in the employ of the
Century Air Lines.
FIRES BLAMED ON
Fore*ter Sees Trade War In
Woodland Losses In
Dali? Ulapalrl Barela*
In the Sir Walter Hotel.
BY J. C. KABKLSVILL
Raleigh. March B—The recent for
est fire in the Linvllle Gorge and
bably several of the other large fires
that raged in western North Carolina
for more than a week until the pre
sent snow, preceded by heavy rains,
brought them under control, were de
liberately started by shrubbery
"racketeers” In the opinion of Charles
H. Flory. assistant State forester.
•Flory has just returned from the for
est fire area, where he went last week
to assist the district forester and his
forces to bring the various fires un
One of the two men who are be
lieved to have deliberately set the
Unville Gorge fire has been arrested,
according to Flory. and officers be
lieve they will get ike other man soon.
Both were trailed with bloodhounds
and the one arrested was trailed di
rectly to his cabin on the top of a
At the present time and for the
(Continued on Page Six)
FOB NORTH CAROLINA.
Increasing cloudnees, followed
by snow In west portion late to
night or Wednesday, and snow
or rain In east portion: continuos
Four Dead, Many Injured,
Dozen Arrested at Ford
Detroit, Mich., March B—(APi—The
Detroit area today counted the cost
of its first major unemployment riot
since changing conditions threw thou
sands of residents out of work.
In the morgue, in jails and in hos
pitals were victims of the bitter fight
that developed late yesterday when
unemployment demonstrators march
ed on the plant of the Ford Motor
Company in Dearborn.
Four men, marchers or by-standers,
were shot to death and several score
of persons - including Harry H. Ben
nett. chief of the Ford Service De
partment (private police* and eight
other officers were injured before
the demonstrators, earlier victorious
over a smaller number of Dearborn
police, were repulsed al the gates of
Bennett's condition was said not to
A dozen more from the ranks of
the 3.000 or more marchers were in
jail, some of them facing possible
Tyre Taylor Head
Os National Body
Washington. March B.—(AP)-Or
ganization of a nationwide association
of young Democratic Clubs of Amer
ica, with Tyre Taylor, of Raleigh, N.
C., president, has been completed.
Supported by the Democratic Na
tional Committee and the leading
party members, the organization has
made plans for a drive to recruit one
million members from colleges, uni
versities and elsewhere before the
At a meeting here of more than
100 young men • and women Demo
crats from 27 .states, the organization
was perfected yesterday.
ARE CUT IN HALF
RaieighT March B.—(AP) There
were only 997 new motor vehicles sold
in North Carolina in February, a de
crease of 975 under the L 972 sold in
the State in February, 1991, L. S.
Harris, head of the Motor Vehicle Bu
reau. reported today.
There were 1,560 vehicles sold in
the State in January this year.
Sales in February were divided as
follows: Can, 795; trucks, 90S.
PUBLISHED EVERY AFTERNOON
Body in a Trunk
Atlantic City, N. J., March 8.
(AP)—-Louis Fine, 50, waa charged
with murder today after confession
to police that he had shipped the
body of his landlady, Mrs. Mattie
Schaaf, «e, to Philadelphia In a
trunk, where It was found in a
rooming house yesterday.
Fine collapsed from a heart at
tack immediately after making a
statement and was taken to a city
hospital, where be waa placed un
der a police guard. Authorities re
fused to say whether he had ad
mitted the actual slaying.
In Sunday Storm
Elizabeth City. March 8. — (AP)
Three Coat,t Guardsmen from the
Oregon InJet station, who were out
in a picket boat during Sunday’s
storm, were believed today to be safe,
although communication with the sta
tion. interrupted by the storm, had not
From the north side of the inlet, the
boat could be seen with glasses at its
accustomed mooring. The station build
ing appeared to be off its foundations
however, and outbuildings apparently
WHEAT ORDERED TO
Washington. March 8 (AP)—Pres
ident Hoover today approved the Red-
Cross application for five million
bushels of government wheat —defin-
ed for tlhe South Dakota drought area.
This is the first application for wheat
under the legisflaiion signed yesterday
by the President, making 4,000 000
bushels available for relief.
Missing Ayden Banker Is
Apparently Short $1,5i f .X)
Ayden. March B.—(AP>—An appar
ent shortage of about $1,500 has been’
discovered in the accounts of the First
National Bank of Ayden, President
G. E. Dixop said today, and's9so of
this was revealgd in the general ledger
account of J. Dixie McLobon, missing
assistant cashier. '
Dr. Dixon said that a complete
check of the bank's books had ndt
bean completed, but that a shortage
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FIVE CENTS cor.
LINDBERGH NOME IS
Yet Possibility That Some
One There May Have
NEW HAVEN, CONN.,
Entirely New Angle of Case
Developing There And
Bond of $25,000 Is De
manded; One of Men
ians Trio Quizzed
Hopewvll, N. J., March 8
(AP) —The searchlight of the
Lindbergh baby kidnaping in
vestigation swung its full
glare into Hew England to
Two men were arrested in
& Boston railroad station
while putting through a long
distance call to the Lind
bergh home. One of the men
told police he believed his
father-in-law knew mors
about the case than he would
tell and he wanted to inform
In New Haven, Conn. ,& contractor
waa held in $25,000 bond for 81 ate
police investigating what they aaid
waa an entirely new angle of the cnee.
There waa little development else
where, 1 hough three long-term sen
tence kidnap convicts were question
ed at length in Philadelphia.
STILL INVESTIGATING IN
XHE LINDBERGH HOUSEHOLD
•Jlopewell, N. J., March B.—(AP)
Police revealed today that they were
Still investigating /the possibility that
some member of tjhe Lindbergh house
hold was involved in the kidnaping of
the Lindbergh fcdtby a week ago to
That such investigation was still go
ing on was acknowledged by Colonel
H. Norman Scjiwartxkopf, superinten
dent of State police, who is in general
charge of thr police search for the
In accordance with procedure es
tablished by State police, a list of
questions -vas submitted by the press
this mornijng to Colonel Schwartxkopf
at the Lindbergh home. He made hie
replies t«y telephone after consulta
tion with the Lindberghs or their re
One cf the questions read:
refusal of the State police to
answe*- any questions pertaining to a
possibility that a servant or employee
in t‘ie Lindbergh home was involved
in t/ie kidnaping has created aa sen
era£ impression that such a theory is
the most plausible now held by police.
Dy> police care to say anything that
will exonerate any or all member* of
To this Colonel Schwartzkopt re
NEW YORK COMMISSIONER
TO TAKE NO ACTION TXT
New York. March 8 (AP)—Police
Commissioner Edward Mulrooney die
closed today that New Jersey |»olice
yesterday requested him to take no
action on a not a in Che Lindbergh. kid
naping case' a copy of which Jersey
police had promised to forward Him
and which they apparently befdevad
had been sent.
The disclosure was made In an an
nouncement by Mulrooney that h e
received no communication from New
Jersey police concerning the kk Inap*
ing in the last 24 hours.
of $620 was found in one safe t? / box
to which McLohon had access 0 rlday
afternoon when be returned Uw> box
to its place for a customer. '•
McLaohon and Mrs. Teresa Sftanclll
Summerell, wife of one of the 1 padhfg ,
physicians of Eastern North Ca rottha,
and herself a social leader ■es th*>
section, disappeared Saturday a nH are
believed by authorities to be to retaer.
lira. Summerell took about IfftdO of
bar husband j money, he saia today.
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