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GATEWAY TO CENTRAL CAROLINA. NINETEENTH YEAR Missing Servants Deny Knowledge Os Baby’s Kidnaping Man and Wife Who Left Lightfoot Home Day Aft er Baby Wag Stolen Explains Departure COULD NOT GET ON WITH SON IN HOME Admit Tale Told on Depart ure Was Wrong, and Say They “Just Wanted To Change Jobs”—Taken to New Jersey for Question ing by Police Hopewell. N. J.. March 18 (AP)— IN.lie** at the Lindbergh home an nounced today that the two Franklin P*rk servants who disappeared the day after the kidnaping of the Llnd benjh baby have been located and » re to be questioned. The pair were cook and butler for ilr and Mrs. C. Leandro Lightfoot, sr.J the circunnatenees of their sudden departure oauaed the Lightfoote to make a report to police investigating til*- kidnaping. They said che servants, known to teem as Mr. and Mrs. Paul Thorn berg. left at a moment’s notice with the ;tMement that Mrs. Thornberg’a rr.cther was dying in Germany. FOUND IN PROMINENT HOME BRYN MAWR. PENNSYLVANIA Bryn Mawr. Pa., March 18 (AP) Kat e Thurnberg and Paul Engenstoe berg, al as Paul Thomberg. servants sought for questioning; in connection w;h the kidnaping of Chartee A. Lindbergh. Jr., were found today in the home of a prominent Bryn Mawr farr“y. where they were employed. The nwu and woman left the employ of Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Leundro L-ttafoot. Franklin Park. N. J., on March 2. the day after Che 20-months e d son of the Lindberghs was stolen from its crib. Beth the man and woman emphati cally denied any of the k.dmpmg. They said they “Just wHiaed to change Jobs” and left the Lighcfoots’ employ. They admitted tcl.ing Mrs. Ugh*foot Chat Mrs. 1 mother was ill in Ger nvt-ry as the reason for leaving, but they said they “couldn’t get along with the Lightfoots' ion.” They were taken back to the Lindbergh home at Hopewell for further questioning by Uv> New Jersey police. TRADEIHCAPONE TALKED BY CABINET Whether Seriously or Not, It Got Consideration In Lindbergh Case LAW SEEMS IMPOTENT Resort t<> Pallor Has Yielded Nothing And Gangsters Turned to; Gang Activities Blamed Upon Prohibition By CHARLES P. STEWART Central Press Staff Writer Washington. March 18.—“ In our h'*iror of the atrocity itself,” says Charles A. Karch of Hast St. Louis <III>. “let us not lose sight of a still more horrifying state '•f affairs revealed to us by the Lind bergh baby kidnaping. “It Is bad enough that such a crime possible. “It is man? times worse that every one is so prompt to recognize the law’s power leas ness to combat these taids against society “Consider the Undbergh case— “ The first alarm was to the police from force of habit. "Sober second thought brought realization that the only real hope lay in an appeal to an entirety differeht authority -to the overlords of em battled gangland, which is holding its own quite successfully against organi zed government.** "To be sure," conceded the congress man. "organised government has Its prisoners of war. “It has a notable one in A1 Capone, who was willing to ransom himself with a pledge of his best efforts to find the Lindbergh baby among His tribesmen fWnd restore him to his parents. “And (lo and behold!) we are told tha tthts offer actually was discussed at a meeting of the president of the United Stales with his cabinet. “Perhaps It was not seriously con sidered. I don’t know. I was dis cussed. anyway—and discussed with sufficient seriousness for the attorney general of the United States to deem It fitting to issue a statement to (Continued on Page Four) fa. luwlii; pfcrißY MttaOKIAL UnrtA^f Jmtitersmt Batlu Dispatch WIHR BIRVICI w thb associated prbw. Reed Is Better IMR&Bfg m n I M kL. ft* - aUsii * muSttßr™ u Hr:, M Although his condition is still con sidered as serious, James A. Reed, former senator from Missouri, has been improving at the Mayo clinic, Rochester, Minn. The former sen ator is recovering from an opera tion for a gall ailment- POUCE PRESS ON “ IN MINE FOR LINDBERGH If ANT Secret Conference of Lead* ing Officials In Hunt Is Held at the Col. onel’s Estate RUMOR COMES FROM MEXICAN CAPITAL Intimates Kidnapers May Have Escaped Country By Airplane; Automobiles Are Barred From Lindbergh Estate While Seecret Conference Is Held - Hopewell. N. J.. March 18. -(AP) Fresh from a secret conference at Colonel Charles A. Lindbergh’s home, police pressed on today In their search for hts 20-months-o!d scion. The conference, held last evening, at the close of a day that brought only disappointment. w*.-i at>ended by most of the police s'ficials at the head of the hunt. While it vias on, alt automobiles except those occupied by ■yn\ :*», were turned nack at the road U. the Lindbergh home. Meanwhile, from Mexico City came a dispatch indicating belief that the kidnapers of Charles A. Lindbergh, Jr., may possibly have escaped the country by airplane. Quarter Million Workers-Returned To Jobs In Drive New York, March 18.—(AP)— The United Action Campaign to restore a million jobless persona . to employment had passed the quarter million mark today. Eighty-one communities In S 3 states reported yesterday that 1L 419 people had been placed In wage earning posts. That brought i the grand total today to 236,914. RACIAL CONVENTION MEETS AT RALEIGH More Than 500 Special Invitations Were Sent By Governor Gard ner Bor Gathering Raleigh. March 18.—(AP)—Several hundred men and women, white and Negroes, met here today for the an nual Statewide conference of the North Carolina Commission on Inter racial Cooperation. Interest in the session was increased by the sending out of more than 500 personal invitations by Governor O. Max Gardner. The governor was ex pected to peak to the meeting this afternoon. ONLY DAILY NEWSPAPER PUBLISHED IN THIS SECTION PEACE BRIGHTENS IN CHINA AS JAPS EVACUATE TROOPS Three Transports, Crowded Rails, Steam Down Whangpoo River With Soldiers * JAPAN GIVES IN ON SOME CONDITIONS Tokyo Has Decided to Fore, go “Certain Conditions” Which Until Now Have Held Up Peace Parieyg And Is Anxious To See Conference go Forward Shanghai, March 18 (AP) —A more definite prospect for a Sino-Japanese peace parley across on the horizon today at the same time that three Fapanese transports, crowded to the rails, steamed down the Whangpoo river, carrying the first contingent of troops back to Japan. Japanese peace negotiations receiv ed instructions from Tokyo saying the government decided to forego “cer tain conditions’’ which thus far have held up the peace parleys, and was anxious to see the conference proceed. Two more transports are stated to leave Saturday and the homeward movement of troops will continue for a week. SHARP DECREASES IN FEDERAL TAXES $33,080,064 Less March 16 Than Corresponding Day One Year Ago Washington, March 18 (AP)—A dfr ersuus of 833,080,064 in lnoothe tux re* -elpts on March 16, aa compared wftfc the similar day’s collections of a year ago was shown today in the dally Treasury statement. Collections for the day amounted to 555.611.451. while on the comparative date a year ago. the colledtione were. 388.691.515. The collections brought the total for the month to 3100,312,- 836.37, as compared with $106,254,312.- 00 a year ago. For the fiscal year income tax has amounted to 3758,434.178, as compar ed to 31.277,685,346 for the same pe riod the previous fiscal year. BOMB MISSES HOME OF U. S DRY AGENT Explodes Permaturely at Residence In Birmingham And No One In House Injured Birmingham. Ala., March 18 (AP) — A bomb was hurled at the hotpe of Col. W. MHler, deputy prohibition ad ministrator here today, but It explod ed prematurely and did no damage. Miller, Ms wife, two daugftUn and two guests were in the house. *n»e explosion rattled windows and alarm ed the neighborhood, but there were no other consequence®. Police expressed the belief the Rise was too short and set off the bkd before the bomb struck. Kodak King’s Niece ■Bit . ’ The only close relative of the laU George Eastman, Mrs. George B. Dryden of Evanston, III® a niees of the Rochester philanthropist, p expected to inherit a large share . of the Eastman estate. Although Eastman at one time was one of ■the world's richest men, he gave away nrurly f 100,000,000, be lieved to hr- five times the amount he could call his own at the tinge Ql Ml —” HENDERSON, N. C., FRIDAY AFTERNOON, MARCH 18, 1932 DIES ON GALLOWS TONIGHT ~—**'^* 'tolfßltY' J T. TOWERS “KILLE l: OF QUIET DELL’’ Moundsville, W. Va., March 18.— 1 -AP) —Harry F. Powers, who wooed women by mail and then killed them, will die tonight on the scaffold. While his attorhey, J. Ed Law, nought a last-mindte stay of execu tion. the pudgy "blue beard” said he lldn t think the move would “do much good." Law during the past few days has Higher Tax On Big Incomes Put Into New Revenue Bill Washington, M&rfch 18.—(AP)—Op .■xments of the s&lek tax succeded to- Jay in putting into the new revenue JSMtelog MU a proposal to dig more deeply Into the lneomes of the wealthy than the House Ways and Means Committee had proposed. The*Houae accepted amendments by lepreaent&tlve LaGuardia. Repub lcan. New York, leading independent •pposing the sales tax. NOT GUILTY PLEA~ BY MRS. WILLIAMS Clayton Woman on Trial’ Accused of Killing Hu;, band Last Summer Smithfield, March 18.—(AP)—Mrs. Ivy Hinton Williams, charged with the second degree murder of-her hus band, who she contends committed suicide, entered a plea of not guilty today as testimony in her trial was started in Johnston County Superior Court. The court room was crowded as Dr. Battle A. Hocutt, Clayton physician and drat witness, told the story of what happened at midnight on one night last summer at the Jesse Wil liams home In Clayton as it was re lated to him by Mrs. Williams. Sheriff R. H. Richardson, of John ston county, was the only other wit ness heard before the luncheon recess. AMERICAN TOBACCO , REPORT VERY GOOD Publication of Statement Bearn Out Expectations In Comment On Business for 1931 New York, March 18.—<AP>—The annual report of the American To bacco Company, for 1931, issued today, showed a substantial increase in its earnings over 1930, and in other re spects made as favorable a showing as was expected o nthe basis of re cent forecasts. Net income for the year amounted to 846,189.741 after Federal taxes, de preciation and interest, and the bal ance after preferred dividends is equal to 89.07 a share on the combined com mon and common B stocks outstand ing. This compares with $43,294,769 in 1930, equal to $8.56 a share. , WEATHER FOR NORT HCAROUNA. Fair, slightly colder In east por tion tonight: Saturday increasing cloudiness, wit£ tlowly rising tem perature In west and north cen tral portions. FOR HENDERSON. ( Highest temperature, ,97; lowest. , Ui up rain; southwest wind; dear l OF NORTH CAROLINA AND VIRGINIA. been frantically seekln gto halt the hanging through various devioes. Yes terday he telephoned Governor Conley to ask a stay to allow appeal to the United States Supreme Court-C The plea was denied. Three times the State Sdpreme Court refused to intervene; and-Judge William Baker, in the United States District Court at Clarksburg, denied a petition for a writ of harbeas corpus. They would increase tha upon incomes of more than 38,00 V g year to seven _ percent tto mthe . jyreeent five. ' T ’M'lrTr~imittaiT had taeoiapanAS that thse oe taxed six p>ST. cent. The House also approved increases of one and one-half percent Us two percent on Incomes of 34,000 apd an increase from three to four percent on the second 34,000, as recomntended by the committee. £ EHRINGHAUS RIPS IN ON OPPONENTS i Puts Emphasis on Fountain * Three Principal Planks of Argument Daily Dtoyitefe Boreas, Is the Sir Walter Hatch BY J. C. BAHKERVILU Raleigh, March 18.—The manner in which J. C. B. Ehringhaus has removed the kid gloves he has been wearing so far In his campaign for the Democratic nomination for gov ernor and torn into his opponents for the nomination, especially-Lieutenant Governor R. T. Fountain, is causing political interest to rise perceptibly here, especially since his speech last night in Goldsboro, former home of A. J. Maxwell, and in a section of the State where Fountain Is also said to have a strong following. Reports reaching here today from Kinston, New Bern, Smithfield, Golds boro and other places in the eastern part of the State where Ehringhaus has spoken within the least few days, considered as being in the heart of the section put down as overwhelm ingly for Fountain, indicate that Ehringhaus made a favorable and deep impression and that his driv ing attafck upon Fountain’s three planked platform left it in a rather rickety condition in the minds of &atly of his hearers. In all of his recent speeches Ehring haus has directed his attack upon Fountain's three principal planks—his opposition to what he calls the “con centration of power in Raleigh” in boards and commissions, his oppo sition to the so-called “short ballot" under which the governor would be empowered to kf)point all the other State officers, and his opposition to the Brookings report. i( “If there is any greater concentra tion of power in Raleigh now than there has been at any previous time, it has been brought about by the - members of the General Assembly, elected by the people, and not by any governor or any other individual,” Ehringhaus said. SCHOOL'PUPILS ON STRIKE RETURNING Thomas ville, March If.— (AP) Work waa resumed today by about half of 80 Thomas vine high school students who walked out yesterday in protest against the school bodrd request that D. Vann StringfieM re sign as teacher and coach. PUBUSHRD EVERY AFTRRNOOM EXCEPT SUNDAY. Federal Pay Cuts Loom As Certain In Economy Plan U. S. May Change Soviet Attitude Moscow, March IS.—(AP)—AII Moscow morning newspapers gave prominent space today to a dis patch to the Tass News Agency from London saying well informed circles there were following with Interest a report that the United States might change Its policy to ward recognizing the Soviet union in connection with events in the Far East. Washington, March 18 (AP)—A flat denial came fnom State De partment officials today that this government Is contemplating any modification of the policy of non recognition of Russia. Canton, Friday. March 18 (AP)—A popular movement for Chlnene-Russlun unfan to Insure success to China In its |»eace nego tiations with Japan, or In a renew al of fighting was launched by poli ticians here today. MORRISON BOOSTED CAUSE BY SPEECHES Senator Much Stronger In Eastern and Piedmont Counties Now MADE OUT GOOD CASE Maay Leaders in Wake County Fsvor Senator, With Jones and Bailey Factions Both Reported - - Backing Candidacy Dally Dtepaieh Bares a. la Ihr Sir Waller tisln. BY J. C. IUIKEHVILI. Raleigh. March 18. —Senator Cam eron Morrison is much* stronger in North Carolina today .especially in eastern and iHedmpnL counties, than he was a week Agti. as a result of the three speeches.this week in Charlotte, Raleigh and l Winston-Salem, accord ing to, opinion in political circles here This feeling is based on the reaction to his speeches and reports on the reaction in various sections, that have been cording in here for severs! days. Before. Morrison spoke here Tues day night a good many were confi dent that Raleigh and Wake county would probably go for Robert R. Rey nolds. of Asheville. In the primary instead of Morrison, in spite of all Morrison could do. But since Mor rison’s speech here—and the effective personal contacts made during almost two days stay—opinion has changed decidedly and a majority of those in local poiitiscal circles now agree that Morrison will undoubtedly carry Ra leigh and Wake county. Former At torney General James S. Manning, who was chief advisor to Josiah W. Bailey .during his most successful campaign for the nomination for sen ator. is actively supporting Morrison, and introduced him when he spoke here Tuesday night. James H. Pou, Jr., chairman of the Wake County Democratic Executive Committee, and brother-in-law of Senator Bailey, is also actively supporting Morrison. At one time Pou was expected to become Morrison’s manager in Wake county* but it is not thought now that he wlTi resign his post as county chairman. W. B. (Buck) Jones, head of the well known “Jones faction” In RaJetyfh and Wake county, is also actively Support ing Morrison, as are many other lead ing Democrats. It is generally under stood that Senator Bailey and most of his friends and supporters are back ing Morrison, thus for the first time in many years bringing the “Bailey faction” and the “Jones faction" to gether back of the same candidate. For years these two factions here have unusually been bitterly anta gonistic and on opposite sides. Mayor George Isely and Commissioner of Public Safety Carl Williamson, fre quently at swords points concerning local matters, are both understood to be actively supporting Morrison. Some thought that Morrison, in his speeches, devoted too much time to a review of the national political sit uation in Congress and that part which the Democrats have played In the enactment of recent relief legis lation and that he would have done better to make an old-fashioned Uor rlsonian political speech. But reports since his speech here indicate that his detailed handling of the national an gle and of the part which he and other Democratic senators and con gressman played In changing these measures so that they would be of more benefit to the South and to the farmers, did a great deal of good in the eastern counties. His frank and open discussion ct the attack which hie oppoi.eUa have been' making on him o-cauet: of hie wife’s wealth and (Uonttnued <m Pegs stj 8' PAGES , TODAY FIVE CENTS COPYi Harassing Job of Balancing Budget Wins Over Op ponents of Slashes In Salaries TWO PLANS UNDER CONSIDERATION NOW One Calls for Flat Ten Per cent Cut, and Other Would Impose 20 Percent Cut on Higher Salaries and Less on Those Who Receive Less Washington, March IX (API— Reductions In government sala ries ranging from five to 15 per cent until June SO, 1833. were pro posed in a bill Introduced today by Senator Connally, Democrat, Texas. Washington. March 18. (AP) A thoroughgoing slash of the Federal payroll from cabinet members down is now in prospect as the result of the special House economy committee de ision to favor saving more than 350.- 000.000 this way. The pay cut. sponsored by individual legislators since early in the session, has appeared to be defeated by gen eral sentiment against such econo my means, but the harassing job of bringing the 31.000.000.000 Federal budget down to a size commensurate with the present national income forced it to the front again. Two plans are under consideration by the committee. One calls for a ten per cent cut from top to bottom. The other would provide a graduated scale beginning with 20 per cent on the cabinet members, members of Con gress and all others receiving 310,000 jr more, and a smaller reduction on the bottom of the salary roll. What ever system is adopted a bill is prom ised- by the end of the week. INCOMETAXESNOtf TOTAL $6,097,363 Over Million and Half Dol« lars Ahead of Same „ Date Last Year, Deity Dispatch B«r*is. to the Sir Waltor HctcL MV J C. BtSKRUV AL Raleigh, March 18.—Income tax col lection up to this morning amounted to 36,097.369.84. as compared with col lections of only 34,56& > , 250.65 a year ago today, showing a. gain of 31.529.- 119.19. according to figures announced by Commissioner >jt Revenue A. J. Maxwell, who pointed out that the total income tax collections last year amounted to only 86,100,000 and that this amount hryg already been passed. Collections yesterday amounted to 8520 511.86. Both Commissioner Maxwell and Assistant Director Henry Burke, qf the Bureau, now feel confident that th«i revised estimate of 37,200,000 from ty,e income tax will be surpassed and that the total from the lncdme tax will probably amount to 37/400,- W, though still short.of the nearly 4?,,000,000 wnich the 1931 General As sembly thought it would yield when it increased the ratos in the income tax from 15 to 20 per cent. MINORITY CLAIMS ’ BANKHEAD ELECTED Democratic Members es Senate Sab- Committe«- Disagree With Be publics!ion Majority • Washington. March 18.—(API—The election of John H. Bankhead as Democratic senator from Alabama in 1930 was held today in a minority re port to the Senate Elections Com mittee to have been a “full, free and fair expression” of the will of the voters. The report, submitted by the two Democratic members of the sub-com mittee which considered the contest against Bankhead’s seat, sharply chal lenged the finding of the committee majority that Bankhead was not legally seated. GARDNER TO SPEAK ON RADIO MONDAY Raleigh. March 18. (AP) -Gover nor O. Max Gardner will speak ovbr an “all-North Carolina radio hook up" Monday night on the ’'problem of land in North Carolina** on the first occasion on which eight radio stations of the State have joined for a broadcast. The stations at Raleigh, Asbdvifle. Charlotte. Winston-Salem, Greensboro, and Wilmington wjll join fertile prrv grain, the governor said* today. The speech will be-made-from 6:80 until 7 o’clock.