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gateway to CENTRAL CAROLINA. NINETEENTH YEAR New S itio-Japanese Parley Reported Nlaking Progress Toward Peace In Far East NANKING HOPEFUL ABOUT PROSPECTS OF AN AGREEMENT American, British, French and Italian Ministers At tend Meeting At Shanghai JAPAN ANNOUNCES TROOP WITHDRAWAL Nearly Half of 55,000 Sold* iers Sent To Shanghai Since Hostilities Are Being Evacuated; Conferees Re fuse To Reveal Nature of Plans Shanghai. March 19 (AP) Japn nr-.r and Chinese authorities met in a nrw peace conference today at the British consulate and participants in the parleys said progress was being made. Chinese official quarters at Nank ing were reported hopeful over the sa tiation. and. although the conferees have declined to reveal the nature of of their discussions. Nelson T. John son. American minister to China, said the move for peace was progressing. The ministers of the United States, Gtcat Britain and France and the Italian charge de-affaires attended the conference. Quo Taichi, Chinese vice minister for foreign affairs, represent ed China, and Mamoru Shtgemitsu. Japanese minister to China, represent ed Japan. Summing up the movement or troops. Japanese headquarters said tt.OOO troops arrived here during the time since hostilities began and that about 20.000 were now being with * drawn. LOW RECORDMAOE IN AUTO FATALITIES Only 38 Killed, Indicating Better Driving by Motor ist*, Is Belief DaHr UMfalek BaiMa I— Ikr Xtr tVmi'f Haltl> MV 4 r. M4«R »:(«»»M- Haleigh. March 19. The number of killed and injured in automobile acci dents in North Carolina in February dropped to the lowest figures in many months, with only 38 killed and 328 injured in 260 accidents involving 364 cars, according to the accident fig ures for February released today by I- S. Harris, chief of the automobile license bureau of the State Depart ment of Revenue. In February last year 43 persons were killed and 382 injured. In January of this year 56 Mrre killed and 370 Injured. This decrease in the number of kill ed and injured may be due partly to lh» fact there were not so many cars f, n the highways during February. Ac ceding to Harris. The principal fac ,(ir in the decrease, however, he be lieves Is due to greater carefulness on thr part of motorists and the better conformance to the highway laws. An analysis of the February report shows *hat the majority of the accidents re 'iilied from disregard for the high- W «.V and tnotorvehicle laws, but that there were not as many violations as u*ual. "The February accident report, showing only 38 killed and 328 ln- J'lred. is the most encouraging we have had in many months." said Cap tain Charles D. Farmer, commander ° fthe State Highway Patrol. I think i' shown that the motorists in the are showing more and more re gard for the highway laws and that •he educational campaign for better and safer driving put on for more than two years now by the State Highway Patrol is at last beginning to show real results. The records con tinue to show that most of the ac 'Contlnued on Page Three.) Japan Disclaims Responsibility Os Manchurian State Tokyo. March 19.—(API—The Japa nese foreign office officially Informed the Chinese government today that the establishment of the new Man churian federated state was a result “ f *elf-determination by the people of Manchuria and that Japan was in no responsible for u. imtiteramt Satin Disimtrh 'or 1, “Gamest Kid” Passes On |Hr« Bjsgsaflsgfe lap t -I*Jr * rj egg • - I na.. . ;Rgy. > a>. * Lying in an “Iron lung" for nearly olx months fighting the ravages of infantile paralysis. Clarence Hastings. 14. of King’s Ferry. N. Y.. fought bravely, but yesterday his fight ended —in death. The spirit with which he fought won for him the title of “The RAILROADS TO NEED LESS FINANCE AID Formal Statement of Situa tion Issued by Presi. dent Hoover Washington. March 19. - (AP> [‘resident Hoover, in a formal state ment today .reported the financial necessities of the nation's important rail carriers were less than at first thought, and that a coordinated plan of relief had been formed. The President estimated the aid re quired in meeting me interest and re newal of railway securities, together with their oiner applications during 1932. would range from $300,000,000 to $400,000,000. Estimating that as much as $60,000,- 000 might be piovided by the railway credit corporation, the President stat ed: "Recourse to the Reconstruction Corporation by the railroads will be much less than was originally thought." Commenting upon the senes of rail way conferences, climaxed by one at the White House late yesterday with 15 outstanding railway chiefs, Mr. Hoover said “the coordination of pro grams and policies have been arrived at by the government and the railway agencies to effect a meeting of the situation.” Crop Production Loans of $598,971 Are Already Made Washington, March 19.—(AP)—Crop production loans totalling $598,971 al ready have been made to 3,500 farm ers from the $50,000,000 fund appro priated by Congress to help them fi nance their spring planting. These loans are being made from seven regional offices average slightly more than $l7O each. HARRY T. HARDING TO HEAD TEACHERS Chsriotie Superintendent Elected By State Convention Held la His Hone City Charlotte, March 19. — T. Harding, superintendent of the Charlotte schools, today was elected vice-president of the North Carolina Education Association, which is hold ing its annua.' convention here. Harding and M. C. Dry. superinten dent of the Cary schools, were nomi nated for the vice-presidency Thurs day night when the convention open ed. At the same time Clyde A. Erwin, of Rutherfordton, vice-president for the past year, was elevated to the presidency. NEWSPAPER PUBLISHED IN THIS SECTION OF NORTH CAROLINA AND VIRGINIA. ONLY DAILY gamest kid in America." On top of his other trouble. Clarence was recently operated on for an abdominal ob struction, the operation being per formed between periods during which he was taken from the respirator. He was confined in the City Hospital, Syracuse, N. Y. Bank Failures at Lowest Level Yet New York, March 19.—(AP)— Only ten hank failures occurred In the last week, continuing the very low rate of suspension marking the last few weeks The American Banker said tonight This is a re duction of one as compared with Use previous week. Failures in March to date num ber 24, with 524 recorded since the beginning of the year. Five banks reopened during the week. RITCHIE OEPLORET FEDERAL INACTION Failure of) Government To Help In Crisis Is Disheartening New York. March 19.—(AP) —Gov- ernor Albert C. Ritchie, of Maryland, frequently mentioned as a possible Democratic presidential nominee, said in an address today before the Na tional Democratic Club that the Am erican people appear -to be “drifting into uncharted seas." In an address devoted entirely to unemployment and the economic sit uation, Governor Ritchie charged the Federal government with delay and Inaction, and said: "The lack of any plan designed to apprise the people of the United States that their government is stand ing ready to give whatever assistance In whatever form may be resuired and justified to avert a national calamity of unlimited severity, is one of the most disheartening circumstances of our day.” State Income Tax Still Well Ahead Os Same Date 1931 Raleigh. March 19.—(AP)—State In come tax collections today aggregated $63,882.04, compared to $146,549.44 for the same day a year ago, but the ag gregate for the current fiscal year continues to run far ahead of last year. Total collections to date this fis cal period are $6,362,785.25, compared with $6,531,273.63 to the same date last year. A. J. Maxwell, commissioner of revenue, said. SEEKS TO REPEAL LAW ON GAMBLING Reno. Nevada, March 19 (AP)—Call for a meeting hero in May to plan a referendum to repeal Nevada's law Licensing gambling at tbe general election in November was issued to day by Frank Williams, University of Nevada regent and former togtetefor. HENDERSON, N. C., SATURDAY AFTERNOON -MARCH 19, 1932 POLITICAL WON CLEARS SHARPLY IN COURSE OF A WEEK Removal of McNeill From Gubernatorial Field Leaves Three Desi. nitely Running MORRISONSPEECHES HELPS CAUSE ALONG Senator Gets Into Fray With Old-Time Ire, Which Pub lic Likes; Ehringhaus Has Plunged |nto Fight For Governor With Much Greater Vim Unity Ot»*n*«*e Mar— a. In Ikr Sir Wnif-r H-«et. ■ T J. <\ HA»KKHVIM. Mavoh 19 The fog and clouds Chut have been envt-lopdng the for the Democratic nomi nation for both Senator and Governor, lifted more during the j>ast week than at any tme so far with the result that for t>he flr.Tt time some definite trends have been disoernab*e. accord ing to belief in political circles here. The moAt important development. in the gub* i natorla’ campaign was the announcement by Tom McNeill of Lumbcrton that he would not be a candidate few the nomination, thus re moving the last of the "potential" c&ndif elites and definitely narrowing the campaign down to the three can didates who have been running since last August—R T. Fountain. J. C. B. Ehringihaus and A. J. Maxwell. •The i»ext» important devetopmen in the gubernatorial campaign was the vigor with which Ehrirrg.urus has torn into the Fountain tihree-plenked pWform. composed of his anti-con centration. and anti- Brookings reports planks, in an ef loit to show that all of these are sitraw men that are not and sannat be is sues in the present campaign. The past week was also important in the senatorial campaign, largely because of the three speeches made in ta>e state by Senator Ckmeron Morri son and the effoert they had. During the first pant of the week, even after Morrison’s speech here !h Raleigh Tuesday night, not much reaction was noticeable. Bui, since these speeches have had time to sink In on the col lective Democratic mind in the state, especially here- in the east, a very definite reaction favorable to Morri son has been noticeable for the last several dayts according ts> opinion here. Until Morrison came back to the slate this week to look after his cam paign fences, a gTeat many people, in cluding friends of Morrison, were con vinced he was go.ng to havfc a -diffi cult time to overcome tihe opposition to him in many sections of the state, especially because 6f the bitter at (Continued on Page Six.) Expect Showdown Tuesday In Jonas V Affair In Senate Washington, March 19. (AP) Next Tuesday is expected to see a showdown in the fight over the con firmation of the appointment -of Charles A. Jonas as district attorney for Western North Carolina. Senator Schall, Republican. Min nesota, who Is leading the fight for confirmation, succeeded in having the matter delayed yesterday, ai’hough Senators Morrison and Bailey, of North Carolina, Jonas’ bitter op ponents sought immediate action. Spring Begins Sunday . mil PACIFIC £=== Spring begins officially at z :54 p. n., eastern time, 1:64 p m.. cen tral time* 12:64 p. m.. mountain time and 11 :&4 a. m.. Pacific time. Sunday, March 20. WEATHER FOB NORTH CAROLINA. Increasing cloudiness tonight and Sunday; probably light show ers Sunday In west and north central portions; wanner in ex treme north portion tonight; cold er Sunday afternoon and night. Kidnaper Suspect Is Led About Lindbergh’s Estate To Discern What He Knows Eliminated From Lindv Case Owing to their disappearance on the day after the kidnaping of the Lindbergh baby and the subsequent statement of their employer Mrs. C. L. Lightfoot of Franklin Park, N. J., that they had made a mysteri ous auto trip on the night the baby was stolen, Paul Thomberg and his wife, Katie (both above), were believed for a time to be possible kidnaping suspects. However, after an exhaustive check-up of their movements on the night in question, New Jersey State Police have definitely eliminated them from the case. Papers of Airman Lost at Sea Are Found by Trawler Amsterdam. March 19. (AP)— A bundle of papers belonging to Parker G. Cramer. American aviator, who was lost in the North Sea last August was picked up in the North Atlantic by a Dutch trawler and turned into the American consulate here today. The papers included Cramer’s Lying license, a permit for bis flight ucross the Atlantic, a letter from his mother and a description of the plane. The trawler, known as No. 13u, just returned from a fishing trip. The master said the papers were picked up in latitude 59.38 north, longitude, 3.42 cast, which is a short distance east o fthe Orkney islands. GARNER ENDORSES NEW REVENUE BILL Surest, Soundest, Best Way To Balance Budget, Speaker Declares Washington. March 19 (AP) Speaker in a formal state ment today, gave his full endorsement to the new revenue bill and the man ufacturers’ sales tax provision. The Texas Democrat said the Ways and Means Committee has tihe ‘ sur- ‘ soundest &nd moat effective means" of balancing the budget, adopted the sal*s tax after prolonged and exhaustive deliberation." Gamer's statement follows, in part: "There never was and there never can be a perfect tax bill. There never was and there never can be a tax bill pleasing to every one, or in deed entirely pleasing to any one. The supreme purpose of the pending tav bill is to enable the government to balance the budget. As the surest, soundest and Vnost effective means to tJtes vital end. the sales tax plan was adopted after prolonged and ex haustive deliberations." AIRPLANE MISSING WITH SIX IS FOUND South Porcupine. Ontario, March 19. (AP)— An airplen carrying six hockey fans and a pilot missing since Wednesday on a flight from Oshawa to Timms, was found by air searchers today south of Night Hawk lake, where ft had crashed and was badly damaged. The filer who found the plane said all seven persons had been injured, but he did not believe the condition of any was crlticaL $25,000 DIAMOND IS ' TAKEN BY ROBBERS New York. March 10.—(AP)^Two robbers escaped today with unset dia monds valued at $25,000 from the nine teenth floor offto* of Herman Sate, diamond dealer at: the corner of Fifth Avenue and 47th street. The robbers raced from Ae* effice in a successful dash to beat: an alarm which blocked the exits with guards just after thiy had gbt away. PUBLISHED EVERY AFTERNOON EXCEPT BUNDAT. OE VALERA REFORM IN IRELAND BEGUN Cotgrave Public Safety Act Abolished and Prison ers Are Freed Dublin. Irish Free State. March 19 -•(AP) Eamon de Valefq. new presi dent of the Free State had put into effect today Mie first sos the public safety act of the Cosgrave regime. The act, which included authoriza tion for a becret military tribunal, anc virtual martial law in Ireland. wa> suspended ! iflist' night by an order ol de Valera and the executive council Many prisoners who were convicted and Sentenced under the act during the Cosgrave regime on charges ol plots to overthrow the government were freed by de Valera amid cheert from the crowds shortly after he took office last week. 745 More Persons Returned to Work In Past 24 Hours Raleigh. March 19. (AP)-There were 745 persons returned to jobs in North Carolina during the 24 hours ended at noon today and Greenville led with 375 placements. Major Michael A. Perry, director reported this afternoon. The total for the State since Feb ruary 15 is 8,483. North Carolina ranks second among the states of the coun try in placements for the laat 24-hour period. ALUMNI DAY TO BE JUNE 6 AT STATE Raleigh. March 19. Annual Alumni Day will be celebrated at North Caro lina State College Jun 6 with the return to the campus of nine classes comprising approximately 1000 alumni will meet to discuss old times and college days. Under the uix system of class re unions the classes of 1906. 'O7. 'OB, 09. ’25. ’26, ’27, ’2B and '3l will be given special invitations to attend. All other alumni will also be urged to at tend. This plan provides for all alumni who were in school during a four year period to meet. It is also customary for the graduating class of the pre vious year to return. FAMED IRISH PLAY OFFERED AT HILL Chapel Hill. March 19.—“ The Play boy of the Western World," an Irish drama that caused riots in New York and Philadelphia 20 years ago, and thereby made itaalS- fVont-page news al lover tbe country is to be present ed here in Chapel Hill next Tuesday evening, March 22, by the famous Ab bey Theatre Irish Players of Dublin, under the direction ci Lennox Rob inson manager ~,0 director of the Abbey Tr Tr.e insn Players are touring Am erica by special arrangement with tbe Irish Free State government. 6 1 PAGES TODAY FIVE-CENTS COPT MAN IS ARRESTED 20 MILES AWAY IN ATTEMPTED ENTRY Puts Ladder To TJurtery Window of South Plain, field Home Like Lindbergh Case FINGERPRINTS ARE COMPARED LIKEWISE Red Johnson Led About Over Grounds to See What He Knows About Terrain And to Learn If He May Have Aided Kidnapers Un wittingly • * Hopewell, N. s.. March 19. (AP>r ienry (Red) Johnson, sailor.suitor of he kidnaped Lindbergh baby’s nurse, van led about the Lindbergh estate y detectives today to determine just low much he knew about the house nd gsounds. He was not under arrest in con nection with the kidnaping. police eiterated, but detectives wanted to earn how much he knew about the scape in their efforts to discovre /hether he might have been an un voting aid to the kidnapers. While Johnson was being examined -t the Lindbergh home, another vaa arrested at South Plainfield after in attempted kidnaping or burglary it Highland Park, about 20 miles iway. This man. who gave his name as leorge Malden, was arrested after s round keeper at the estate of J. eward Johnson. wealthy surgical reasing manufacturer, had shot at a .tan climbing up to the Johnson luraery. A nurse attracted the ground keep r‘a attention when she screamed as ladder was placed against the win ’ow sill of the room where she slept /ith the Johnson infant son. Sheds vere exchanged and tne interloper led. Malden was arrested and idtntl- \ ide by both nurse and grounds keep ■ -r. He was fingerprinted and the prims >rought at once to Hopewell, because f the similarity of the method of the .indbergh baby kidnaper and the man it the Johnson, home, both of whom -aised ladders to nursery windows, SURPLUS OFCROPS r IN NEED OF CREDIT Could Easily Be Disposed of Abroad If Terms Could Be Had , Washington. March 19. #AP> Vir lually every bushel of wheat and every bale of cotton the Farm Board con rols, officials believe, cofctld be sold o foreign governments if. satisfactory credits were arranged. That is why administration and con gressional leaders are seeking to pro vide adequate financing through use of a part of the $200,900,000 agricul ture fund carried in t/ae Reconstruc tion Finance Corporation act. Many foreign governments have made overtures to tjie board, but in most cases acceptable credit terms could not be reached. The board now is financially strapfped and financial aid must be provided. Chairman Stone, of the borvrd. and others be lieve domestic markets would be strengthened materially if the burden of American cr<jp surpluses could be lifted. Negro Prisoner Tries To Force Check on Prison RaleigTi, March 19 (AP>—An at tempt of a Negro trusty of State Pri son to cash a forged check at a bank in the center of Raleigh’s business section caused much excitement todav as thf Negro fled through crowds of pedestrians on Fayetteville Arfeet un til hie was caught on the State Capitol grovnds. The prisoner, Wilke Frank Jcoea, entered the prison In February from Bowan county to serve three yean tor larceny. PoHce said he was detected trying to cash a check for $28.50 carrying the forged name of J. K. Powell prison bookkeeper.