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HENDERSON, gateway TO CENTRAL CAROLINA. NINETEENTH' YEAR RUMORS OF Coldest Weather Os Winter Grips Carolina Region Mew Low Record for March 1 Set In Many Places Where Weather Sta tions Are Located thermometer hits TEN AT ASHEVILLE j Continued Freezing Weath er Predicted for Tonight; Extreme Cold Extends Over Two States, Though Not So Severe in the Coast, al Sections (By The Associated Press) The coldest weather of the winter came to the Carolinas ; early today. In m.kit cities wiicre lmice] Stair.- • rather observatories are maintained, the cold ret a new low record for March and in others the low way w.ihin a few points of the record. Continuous freezing weather way pre- i dieted for tonight. The thermometer at the airport at ! Charlotte dropped to 15 degrees at I 8 30 am., and had risen only to 20 bv mid-mqrning. At Asheville the mer cury went to 10. Raleigh's low for the night wa.s 10.3 icgreea, within 1 of a degree of the lowest temperature ever recorded there in March. It rose to 22 by the middle of Ihe morning. Tlir extreme cold extended over ihc teru section i‘l ths tjfp jftatga. but not so severe on the coast, Golds- Kiroa low wu 17. The low at Wil mington of 20.9 degrees was one ter.th of a degree below Ihe previous tfronl for this date in March. low 'land Flooded By Rising Rivers; Damage Is Light luicigli. March 10.—<Al')—The lliimniltr, .Venose and Cape Fear ruers t ontiiiued in flood lowlands »f l«|i>rn roiinilei Uwlav. but •In'tuigr was slight, lxx* A. l»en- v 'ii. United sla tew Weather Ru riMii director here, said. Th*- Cape Fear created al 31 »t ElliaMMown today, about •■i;ht nu ( „/ || g banks, and the Neijse was falling at Kmithflrid, 'here It reached 17.9 feet yester •la> to gi, over tlw usual borders. I he Koanoke reached a depth of II feet at Weldon thin morning, ami at a stand, being expect hl *•' start failing during the day, Mr. Denson said. It was 11 feet not of ip, hanks. HOPES FOR VOTE ON PROPOSED BEER TAX Mashing ton. March 18, — (Al*)— ' r, "»C Chairman Crisp of the ll"iive Ways and Means C'oinniit ,*r. I«kl the House today he be- Hexed the proposed amendment to '**•' lax Nil to levy a tax on beer "as germane and that he hoped I* WHibl lie so ruled to permit a '“l*. He added he did not believe in'* I louse would approve the levy. w hieh proposes that 2.73 beer "onhl Im< allowed. Two Smashing Victories Spur Roosevelt Candidacy New York Governor Win* New Hampshire and Minne sota from Alfred C. Smith, and Moictfe on Toward Further Victories In Fight For Delegates Waohlngton- March t#.—(AP)— T,v " Kuccrmlvc vMcrtn »purred (lie campaign «f Gorprnor 1 ran Klin l>. Roosevelt for the Democratic presidential nomina tion. *>n lop of his popular victory for ‘ cw Hampshire'*? eight convention Roosevelt obtained yesterday iMmeaoias 24. Hi* managers turned 'iHir eyes immediately further west f,j r a drive to obtain In next week's primary North Dakota's ten votes, for ''lnch Governor Murray, of Oklahoma, h campaigned In person. As the first between Roosevelt and Murray, 'csults of that primary are regarded * maliy as important as the thorough *. i.ig victory over the Alfred E. Smith iriegaiion in New Hamshire. The Roosevelt supporters are work _ - - > * • * ' » T ' • •-~ ''■ < * fc,. Hrnjicrsmt Dailu oiauatrh or «gvj cm Only Four Held In Ford Rioting Ib-lrolt. Mich . March 10 (AF>— All toil four of the 48 persons ar rested In connection with the riot at tin* Ford Motor Company plant Monday were releas'd today on or ders of the prosecutors and nivesti gaiors Reforc lieing released, they were served with subpoenas lo appear lieforr the Wayne county grand Jury which next Monday will start an investigation of the riot. MCNEILLNOT NOW EXPECTED TO RUN Raleigh Thinks Robeson So. licitor Will Fqllow Others Out of Race SMITH MAY RUN IN 1936 Admits 110 Would Like To Be Gover nor, and Obt-ervcre Read Between The Lines In That Part of Ills Statement Dolly Ulopnlrfe Uorroo, fa Ikt Sir WaNor Hotel. •«v x. &, sttanufibb Raleigh. March 10.— The derision by vVillis Smith of Raleigh not to become a candidate for the Democratic nom inal ion for Governor "at this time” now leaves Solicitor Tom McNeill of Lumhrrlon. us tlre only remaining po tential candidate for governor still in tlie field. One by one, all the other would be candidates whose friends maintained they "were sure to run" have voluntarily decided dot to mil. Now. as much an it ii conceded that McNeill would like to run. the bulk of the opinion here is that he will fol low the lead of the five others who decided the call was not loud and in sistent enough to warrant their get ting into the campaign, and decide to stick to his job as Solicitor. A few, however, continue to maintain that McNeill will run and that he will be come u very formidable candidate be fore the campaign is over. The decision by five of the six “po tential candidates" that have been (Continued on Page fils) DEMOCRAT FROM ILLINOIS SEATED route Flections Committee Decides Contest in Favor of Stanley IT. Kunz After Recount Washington. March 19.—(Al’) — The House Flections Committee decided today that Stanley H. Kunz, Democrat, Is entitled to re present the eighth Illinois district In the House of Representative*. It agreed that an eventual re count showed he waa entitled to elecUon instead of Peter C. Granata, Republican, Incumbent. The Democrats contended bal lots had been changed and asked for the recount. ing hard to consolidate this New Eng land lead, going aggressively after the big Massachusetts delegation. So much of the State’s organization is for Smith that a real struggle is in sight. Yesterday Mayor James M. Curley, of Boston, sought withdrawal of Smith's sanction of the delegation making the race for him, but the 1938 nominee replied he considered his consent in line with his original an nouncement that he would not seek the nomination, but would take it if the party called him. Curley hailed this as good news for Roosevelt. In California a State of Smith dele gates was announced, and selection of one favoring the nomination of John N. Garner was to be put into the field today. A Roosevelt delegation was named earlier. ONLY DAILY NEWSPAPER PUBLISHED IN THIS SECTION OF NORTH CAROLINA AND VIRGINIA. Police Repel Rioters At Ford Plant Thla unusual photo waa snapped outside the Ford River Rouge plant nor Detroit. Mich., as 3.000 unem ployed said to be led by Communist Gathering outside the gates of the | River Rouge plant of the Ford Motor company Cite sc men formed a mob of [ Japan Ready To Discuss Peace, She Informs China Shanghai, March IW.—(AP) Five United State* destroyers left here today as the result of the improvement in the Chlno-Japan ese situation. Shanghai, March 10,—(AP)— Marmom Shigemitsu, Japanese minister, today notified Chinese authorities that Japanese civil and military' officials were ready to enter into negotiations for peace molsonfindinT HIS CHANCES GOOD Senator Optimistic While In Raleigh For Speeches In State Hall? Utspatrfc ■areas. Is ike Sir Walter Hotel. BT J. C. MIIiLSVIU. Raleigh. March 10. -Senator Cam eron Morrison is not letting any grass grow under his feet and is making use of every opportunity to strengthen bis lines here in the State, looking forward to the forthcoming June pri mary In which he Is seeking renomin ation for his seat In the senate, op posed by three candidates—Robert R. Reynolds of Asheville. Frank. D. Grist of Raleigh and Tam C. Bowie of West Jefferson. Ashe county. Senator Morrison spent the entire day yealerday in ICaleigh conferring with friends and supporters, en route to Durham, where he addressed the State convention of the Daughters of the American Revolution last night. He appeared to be encouraged by the reports he received from those he talked wtih and was not in the least worried. He indicated, however, that he is taking nothing for granted and (Continued on Page Four.) HENDERSON, N. C„ THURSDAY AFTERNOON, MARCH 10, 1932 BABY’S RETURN DENIED t?-(fIWP B MIMI • -<W:s:Y »«. rX4I - >*- ■ Ko Wj;:JK K I .• • f 4 , M t• ii|. p . Sr I\ • tJte H £l' A # J J^ -- * '> • '■XC X & : - •: :X '-^V\k ■ *tV3Br HIW ; W • »XK».OByxjglßg:?:. . 5* vHEti z A bQHri ■ ?• ■-■^^ : - t ,-4 A a jMai r g7ih, t— ~ - f i. ■ demonstrators, engaged In a battle of , bullets, clubs and with Ford's private police and in Which four men were killed and 40 Injured, he po- J | 3,000 unemployed that clashed with company police who sought to break lup the demonstration. Four men in accordance with the resolution which the League of Nations. A ssembly adopted March 4. "There is reason to entertain some anxiety concerning the situation at the front," a note presented by the minister, "and we consider it a matter of urgent necessity to reach a ne ftnite agreement for cessation of hos tilities forwith. Then, we may discuss and determine arrangements for a withdrawal of Japanese troops. "Japanese authorities have presum ed all along that the Japanese al- League Backs Up U. S. Stand Toward Invasion of Japs Geneva, March I®.—(AP>—A re solution affirming that the League of Nations Assembly cannot recog nize any treaty or any agreement obtained by means contrary to the league covenant was adopted to day by the Assembly's drafting committee, The resolution was circulated among the delegates with a view to discussion before the Assem bly’s general committee tomorrow. It would place the League’s su preme organ In the same attitude toward Japanese occupation of as was taken by the United States In Secretary 8 Urn son’s note of January 7. WEATHER FOR NORTH CAROLINA. Generally fair and continued gold tonight and Friday. FOR HbNDERSON, For 24-hour period ending at noon today: Highestest tempera ture, 45; lowest, IB; no rain; north west wind; partly cloudy. lice can be seen driving back the dem onstrators with tear gas bombs. Ase the gas cleared away the crowd rustl ed the gates. I were killed and 10 injured In the bat j tie. his photo was snapped as the j crowd gathered. The plant car. be | seen in the background. titude on this matter was understood by the Chinese. Failing to hear any thing from the Chinese, however, since the League's resolution was passed, the Japanese authorities wish to make clear beyond all doubt their readiness to negotiate along the lines laid down by the League resolution.” Japanese official sources announced this afternoon that 532 Japanese were killed and 2,072 wounded from the beginning of the hostilities here on the night of January 28 until March 5. assetsofcloseT BANKS AS SECURITY State Commission Authoriz es Hood To Do That To Obtain Loans Raleigh. March 10.— (API— The State Advisory Banking Commission today authorized Commissldher of Banks Gurney P. Hood to pledge as sets of closed banks for loans from the Reconstruction Finance Corpora tion. Loam* would be uued to pay off the depositors and creditors of closed State banks. Commissioner Hood said that plans are under way to secure loans from the Reconstruction Finance Corpora tion for all closed State banks, which the commissioner thlnks are in con dition to effect the loans. SAWMILL EXPLODES AND KILLS THREE Lawrencetmrg < Term, March It. < AP)—A sawmill boiler located, five miles west of here expiated today. kllUng three persons In stantly and seriously InJuithgi three other*. * 8H«P w | rnntT^ i Ai>Timi» oo| i Neither At Home Nor On Way, Says Police Statement Mayor of Boston Accused by Smith New York, March Ift (API- Former Governor Alfred K. Smith today accused Mayor James Cur ley of Boston of “trying to put me in a false light with tny friends In Massachusetts.*’ Repljlng to a seceond telegram from Curley. In which the latter again urged that Smith’s name be I withdrawn from the Massachu setts priaaary, the former governor said: “The printing of our telegraphic correspondents In the newspapers indicates to me that you are try ing to put meins false light with any friends In Massachusetts.** HEAVY EXCISE TAX ONLY ALTERNATIVE Offered by Committee In Lieu of Shies Tax If That Is Rejected WOULD HUkT TOBACCO Automobiles, Gasoline, Radio and Household Utility Services Would 'Mhdrtida' tteflw posed Hparn Washington March 10—< Al*) A program calling tor 'heavy excise tax es* on several big Industries waa of fered as an alternative to the House today ip the eveht it declined to favoi or the 2.25 manufacturers' sales tax program of the Way:; and Mean.. Com mittee. Acting Ohainhan Crisp said tire committee believed the sale, tax the most just, bust that if p, along with the levies to return 1675,000,000, were defeated, the HUise could adopt the Troamily program It dpi Is for heavy taxes on totoaoco, automobiles, gasoline, radios, phono graphs, electricity, household ga« god taxes on bank checks, real estate trans fers and Increasing first class postage. OCCIDENTAL LIFE ABSORBS COLONIAL Raleigh Insurance Company Takes Over High Point Company, Tratufering U Raleigh Raleigh. March 10^(AP) —Laurence K. Lee. president of the Occidental Life Insurance Company of Raleigh, today announced the merger of thq Colonial Life Insurance Company t>f High Point with the Occidental. The combined companies will op erate under the name of the Periden tal Life Insurahce Company with Mr. Lee as president. COAST GUARD GOES TO SAVE OWN MEN Norfolk, Va.. March I(X—(API—The Coast Guard, busy since Monday re scuing oommerrial vessels In distress as a result of the storm which swept the Atlantic seaboard, is now out to save its own. The C. G.-218, Coast Guard patrol boat, with seven men aboard, has been missing since Monday afternoon. It was reported today. Girl Drowns As School Bus Plunges Into 4-Foot Creek Lodged With 40 Children As It Goes Into Deop Water Near Wadesboro; Children Scuffling Fall Agajmt Driwer, Making Him Lose Control of Car Wadeabom, karcb 10.—(AP)t-A bus loaded with 4b school children over turned into a creek near beta today, killing one of them and injuring a dozen others. Pearl Betts, 20, was killed. None of tl»e others, yraa injurea seriously. Wilson Jones, 10, driver of the- baa said several of the children were scuffling and fell against his shoulder, causing him to lose control of tin bus. • < ' Tfcfc water In the creek was four 6 TODA> FIVE CENTS COin Quick Replies Made To Questions Submitted by Newspaper Men At Lindbergh Home LINDBERGH NOT ON VERGE OF COLLAPSE R<4vts Had It That Infant Had Been Found Fire Miles From Its Parents' Home, Also That It Was Being Returned on Train From Chicago Plymouth, England, March IS— (APT—Polled searched the liner Isle de France this afternoon on the possibility that the Lindbergh child might be aboard. They found nine babies, but all of them were satisfactorily Identified. Hopewell, N. J., March 10,—(AP) —Police at the Lindbergh home announced today that they knew nothing of a rumor that the Lind bergh hoby had been found In Connecticut. Hopewell, N. J., March 10 (AP)— Rumors that the kid naped Lindbergh baby bad had been found within fire miles of this village, or that the child was being brought htfi on a tram from Oh&oago were denied from the tkuL bergh home today. In accordance with the procedure established by police, the press sub mitted a list of questions about the case shortly after 8 o’clock, It has been customary for police confer on the questions about i hour, in some instances showing the to the Lindberghs. Thip morning, ho« ever, two of the questions were v swered immediately. The first was:/ “Has baby/'been found five from Hopeenli?" . The pollute answered: "No.” The other questions read: “Is baby being returned now on train from Chlcagb?” “We have no knowledge of It,* po lice reported. An hour aad a half after the ques tions were Submitted, answers were tlephoned out from the Lindbergh hoqse. As'lde from the two answers sutler, the questions and answtrs In “I* Golonel Lindbergh on the v*rgt of x nervous collapse 7" -• *‘No.” “Has the baby been returned?" "No." "Is there any i Indication that baby is alive or when it will be returned?" "The question previously answwwd." (The police answer to this has been no.) KNIFE A ND RADIUM ONLY CANCER HELP Wake f orest, March 10.—(AP) —Dr. Joseph T7. Bloodgood, of Babtmore noted iyiternationally for his work ir cancer research .asserted Here today cancgr today are surgery or irradia tion. with X-rays or radium.'* • /peaking to the medical students of W*ake Forest College and vlsltgng phy ftdeians. Dr. Bloodgood treat ment and prevention of canc|er. oi five feet deep, and the bop frwdxt la ft upside down. The aitildren dived ' through the but' windows to escape the icy water. The bus was taking the children to Peachland school. R. W. Alien, iuperintdndent of the school, who went to tfre scene daid he believed Mich .Betts -was unable to escape from the bus because she was trampled under the feet of the other occupant* as they struggled to "“fc* their'Way f:•.m the vehicle.