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gateway to CENTRAL CAROLINA. NINETEENTH YEAR TORNADO DEATHS NOW 214 liaby Lindbergh Missing Three W eeks Tonight And Today Is 21 Months Old Ominously Recurring Phrase’ “Still Missing," Telling on Parents and Searchers THINK RETURN WILL BE MADE PRIVATELY Detective Thinks State Po lice Must Be Withdrawn' First, Declaring “Noise" of Huge Search has not Help, ed; Grand Jury May Act f on Case I H«p*well. N. J.. March 22. (API - Chat lea A. Undbergh. Jr., was born :i months ago today and kidnaped just thre weeks ago. And the wortd still has no idea where he is. The ominously recurring phrase, ••Stilt missing.” like the dropping water of an Oriental torture, is wear ing down the resistance of parents •nd searchers. Chief Delective Elmer Hann, of Hunterdon county, is impatient. He .-aid yesterday he believed the baby will he returned through Colonel Lind herghs private negotiations, but not until Stale police have withdrawn. The 'noise' created by the huge search organization has not helped, h<» said. An opinion that such angles of the ca.-e ough* to be considered by the Si and jury when it meets April 12 was expressed by the sheriff In whose county the Lindbergh house is situat ed _ RAIII IN' NEW YORK 18 ONLY RIPI.E FOR LNVESTGATORS Hopewell N. J.. March 22.- (API Police at the Lindbergh home heard with interest about a NeW York raid, made in an effort to capture Harry Kleishcer. Detroit purple gangster, wanted for questioning about kid naping of the Lindbergh baby, but they would make no comment. There was little to distract their at teniion from the latest development In the metropolis, for there was not the .-lightest "break" in the case here or cUewhere in New Jersey. The morning bulletin issued by Colonel H Norman Schwarzkopf, su p*iintendent of State police, was little more than a succession of negatives. FURTHERDELAY IN BAILEY’S CONTEST Decision Postponed Until Next Week By Senate Elections Body Washington, March 22. — <AP> —The Senate Elections Committee today de cided to defer until next week a de rision whether to ask th Senate for authority to inqulr into the 1930 North Carolina election, in which Senator Josiah W. Bailey. Democrat, defeated George M Pritchard. Republican. The complaint of Pritchard charging ftHiid and the reply of Bailey were l-fore the committee, but numbers asked addition time to study it. Rep presentatlves of the two men were Riven until Friday to file summaries. Chairman Shortridge said the com mittee expects to act finally on Sat •irday on the contest of J. Thomas Heflin against the election of Senator Bankhead. PITT NEGRO TO DIE IN CHAIR ON FRIDAY Taylor Not To Recommend Stay of Senlciwo In Caae of the Slayer of Pactolua Man Raleigh. March 22. —(API — John Kotx rt Myers. Negro, sentenced to be e'< ctrocuted for the murder of R. H. Hodges, of Pactolus. in Pitt county, will die in the electric chair at State Prison Friday unless a last-minute reprieve is granted him. Tyre Taylor, executive counsel. In dicated today he would recommend "o inlerefrence by the governor. The Suprame Court dented the ap peal of the man. furtherTdecLTne IN TAX RECEIPTS Washington. March 22.—(AP)—Fur ther declines in income tax receipts were shown today in the Treasury •-tatement for March 19, when $15,009,- ***' was collected, against $16,206,279 for the comparative date of last year. Hintfttrsmt Batin Biatratrh r o^ L 'TH* J iEsk»r^A I T« , r» %* VIC * *W<X<UT»D PRJBBS. Four Are Dead In Dallas Hotel Fire Da'ias. Texas, March —(AP) —Four men burned to death and four others were in lured severely in a fire which destroyed a two-story hotel in the business district here early today. Origin of the fire was undeter mined. Hazel Wood, 11, who lived In the hotel, was awakened by the fire and she and her mother gave the alarm. DEMOCRATIC Wnl IN SENATE LIKELY, REPUBLICANS SAY Though Overshadowed By Presidential Fight, Con. gress Control Equally Important ONLY IN KANSAS IS DEMOCRAT IN PERIL Numerous Republicans In Upper House, However, Threatened by Democrats; Even the Stalwart Watson In Indiana Is Not So Sure of His Seat By CHARLES P. STEWART Central Press Staff Writer Washington. March 22.—This year's congressional outlook is receiving less attention than it deservee-r-presiden (ial prospects so gfeatly overshadow it. Yet congressional control is on a par with control in the White House. Fights for beats in the house of .rep resentatives are too numerous, it is true .to consider otherwise than col lectively. Senatorial fights have more individuality; in an off-presidential year some of them would rate as downright spectacular. Even G. O P. politicians admit the probability of Democratic gains Os the capture of only one toga, now forn by a Jeffersonian senator, do Re publican prophets speak quite hope fully. George McGill of Kansas is the im (Continued on Page Two) Action on Jonas Nomination Again Waits In Senate Washington March 22 (AP) —Do- cieion was reached today by Senator McNairy, of Oregon, the assistant Republican leader, to defer ogngder ntion of the contested nomination of Charles A. Jonas as attorney for the western'district of North Carolina, un til the latter part of the week. McNairy acted after Democratic ’eaders made known a desire to get before the Senate immediately their ‘eriff revision proposal. North Carolina’s two Senator*— Morrison and 1 Bailey—who are flaw ing Joins, are ready to act. McNairy said the content would be considered later in the week. SOME U. S. BONDS ARE PLACED HERE While no definite figures were avail able, it was understood today from C. S. Wester, chairman of the cam oaign for this county, that $1,500 or more of the government’s new Re construction s3onds had been pur* chased in tbts city and county. The plan was for the money from such purchases to be placed on deposit in local banks by the government. FIRE THREATENING RESIDENTIAL SELMA Selma, March 22—(AP) —Flames destroying the home of Mr. and Mrs. William O’Neal here this aft ernoon were endangering two en tire blocks of residences as Selma and Smlthfield fire departments battled the blase In the facd of high winds, fire department of ficials said. NEWSPAPER PUBLISHED IN THIS EJECTION OF NORTH CAROLINA AND VIRGINIA. ONLY DAILY Outlook Is Still Critical For Revenue Bill In The House MAKES PLANS FOR ANOTHER TERM v /;;i:K>3uyy^ Jf * g jml yIH jgfc jHI ’M HI H Wm X : » Here is a new photograph, just re- ' ceived from Germany, of Presi- ! dent Paul von Hindenburg, Ger- ■ many’s 84-year-old executive, pic tured at his desk ia Berlin. His I Sino-Japanese Soldiers Clash Anew In Manchuria Widespread Revolt Occurs On Soviet Siberian Border As 1,000 Cavalrymen Mutiny and Join Insurgents; Chinese Lose Heavily in Battle Changchun. Manchuria. March 22. J’gpi-T" widespread' - revolt against the n*w Manchurian state of Ankuc has resulted in clashes on the edge of the Soviet Siberian border between Japanse and Chinese insurgents. Jap anese military authorities said In mes sages received today. The movement assumed its most serious aspect when 1.000 cavalrymen, formerly under the command of Hsl Hhth, the Kirin governor, mutinied and joined the irregulars under Tsing SAYSBANKSisf ALSO LOOSEN UP Governor Says They Must Have Confidence In State's Enterprises Oidr lllkzxtrl Bares*. Is the sir Walter Hotel. Ml J. C. BItKFRVtLL Raleigh. March 22—When the banks in the country begin to loosen up and atop hoarding, as Individuals already have done and are doing, and again recognize the inherent values that exist In rea lestate and property, then and not till then, will business begin to Improve. Governor O. Max Gard ner told the people of the State in a radio speech last night over a State wide radio hook-up. He dealt with many of the problems of land owner ship and maintained that land is still a sound investment but that the banking world is retarding the return of better business and economic con ditions by declining to recognize the value of land and property. "Today everything in America Is better except business.” Governor Gardner said. “In my judgment, busi ness will get better when the stag gering sums of currency tied up In visible an dinvisible hoarding flow freely again in the arteries of trade and Commerce. The invisible hoarding —money hidden in mattresses, socks, tin cups and hollow stump*—is com ing out. Individual hoarders are do ing their part to get more money into circulation. A companion move, ab solutely essential to the revival of business, U that the visible hoarding of money in banks must also come to an end. so that it can flow''.again as red blood into the nation's’ busi ness stream. As individuals are again manifest their confidence in indivi dual business enterprise. "I do not criticize the- banks In their efforts to protect their deposi tors. But I do know ibat if the banks (Continued on Page Two£ HENDERSON, N. C., TUESDAY-AFTERNOON, MARCH 22, 1932 remarkable showing against Adolf Hitler in the recent election virtu ally assures him of another seven year term at the run-off election April 10. Hai. who has held Fu Yi since March 15. The most severe fighting occurred Monday, the messages said, when Chinese Insurgents engaged an in fantry detachment of General Jiro Tamont's Japanese brigade at Na nuato. on the southern end of Lake Birten, This is only a short distance from the Russian border. The Chinese lost 150 killed and the Japanese 13, the Japanese military reported. Fifteen Japanese were woundd. WANT 15,000 JOBS BY THE WEEK END Already More Than 10,000 Placements in Ameri. can Legion Campaign Putty Dtepate* Bares*, la the Sir Wnltrr Hotel. IT L C. BASK Kit VI 1.1, Raleigh, March 22.—L'ltest reports from a number of fr >wns and cities in the State as to the number of jobs found for unemployed within the last few days in the American Ijegicn war on unemployment, s'ow a total of 10,880 persons returned to employment and jobs since the drive started a lit tle over a month ago, it was an nounced today at the State headquar ters of the American Legion Unem ployment Committee here today. Because of the intensive work the various Legion posts have been doing in this drive for employment during the part, five weeks, the State has now jumped, from eighth to second place in the number of jobs obtained. It passed the 10,000 mark last week and is continuing to forge ahead all the time. For the 24-hour period ending yesterday, 1,540 additional persons were placed In jobs through the Le gion's efforts, the central office here reported. Among the reports of additional (Continued on Pane 'ival WEATHER FOR NORTH CAROLINA. Fair and much colder tonight; Wednesday fair; colder la east and central portions. FOR HENDERSON. For 24-hour period ending at noon today: Highest temperature, 7«; lowest, s*; rainfall. Ml of an Inch; southwest wind; partly Cloudy. v ■ FOES DF SALES TAX SPURN COMPROMISE Little Progress Made Since Hectic Seaaion of Last Saturday FIGHT IS UNRELENTING Ways and Means Committee Exempts Food. Clothing, Medicine and Farm Implements, But That Does Not Satisfy Washington. March 22.—<AP)— The House drove straight toward a settlement o fthe sales tax is sue today, with the outcome of the dispute over this provision, which forms the core of the re venue blit In doubt. By agreement among opponents and advocates of the controverted proposal, the branch agreed to take up out of order the estates and sales tax sections of the measure. On three major votes that have gone before, opponents of the sales tax have been victorious. By them they wrote Into the bill higher income and sur taxes on the wealthy and took out exemptions allowed for taxes paid foreign governments. Under the agreement for considera tion of the sections out of their re gular order, unlimited debate will be allowed. OPPONENTS OF MEASURE DECLINE ALL COMPROMISE Washington, inarch 22. —(AP)—Re- jecting the olive branch tendered by House leaders, insurgent forces from' both parties stuck today to their war on the manufacturers' sales tax, leav ing prospects for the billion dollar revenue bill as critical as ever. For a while it seemed certain a compromise would be reached. The Ways and Means Committee came half way by exempting from the tax food, clothing, medicine and farm imple ments, meeting the fundamental ob jections of at least one opposition leader, LaGuardia. of New York. But spokesmen for the revoltcrs decided after the contest to stick to the fight on principle So the House reassembled to work on the bill much where it left off in the hectic session last Saturday, which was terminated by a sudden call for adjournment from the harassed lead ers. DISEAI FAMINES NOW PLAGUE CHINA Two of Four Horsemen Ride Roughshod in Wake of War’s Havoc Shanghai. March 22.—(AP)—Dis ease and famine -two of the four horsemen of the Apocalypse, rode rough shod over China today in the path of the havoc of war. As a result of the crowding of mil lions of refugees during the hostilities at Shanghai, an epidemic of smallpoo is now sweeping the Orient, according to Dr. Wu Llen-Teh, director of the Chinese maritime quarantine service. Sir John Pope-Simpeon, British di rector of the China Famine Commis sion. said at the same time famine conditions had again reached such a pass in some parts of the country that the people are eating the bark of trees, the chaff of threshed grain and weeds In order to ward off starvation. Robbery Suspects At Bentonville In Smithfield Jail Smit-hfteld. March 22 (AP)—L. Johnson, of WiWlson, and a man named Cook, a garage exnpfloyee at Selma were held in jail here today in connection with the robbery at the Bentonville poet office and the Store of J. M. Beasley several weeks ago. The arrerte followed search of a storage garage at Salma operated by Chief of Police Pearson, which netted an automobile containing a number of inner tubes, merchandise and liquor county officers Bald. The alleged loot was found jeopfed in two large trough* built under the automobile. Officer* said thS tubbe were stole in Goldsboro recently., and they believed the merchandise fens taken in ,tb£ BentonvUte oase.' Loot ill the Bentonville eto re-poet office robbery wag valued at SI,OOO. PUBLISHED EVERT AFTERNOON EXCEPT BUNDAT. No Estimate Attempted Os Property Damage In Five Southern States Spoke from Erin H at The new Chief Executive of the Irish Free State, by virtue of hie victory at the recent elections, President-elect Eamonn de Valera (above) made St Patrick’s Day the occasion of a radio address to his countrymen in the United States Speaking from the Irish Houm of Parliament in Dublin de Valera expressed his gratitude for the sympathy of America in the part and the hope of cordial rela* Hons in the fur nr*. EDUCATORS 7 PLANS ARE CONTRARY TO' FOUNTAIN’S IDEAS Supposition All. Along Ha* Been Teacher* Were Backing Fountain For Governor ASSOCIATION WOULD SET UP BIG MACHINE Propose State Board of Edu. cation Would Be Most Dic tatorial Institution in En tire State Government and Almost Self-Perpetuating Dally Dlipnfeh Bare**, (■ Ike Sir ll:illrt K„ (( |, BT J C. fIAKhKHViI.^ Raleigh. March 22. The North Car olina Educational Association, by adopting a resolution favoring a con stitutional amendment to set up a State Board of Education of seven member*., to have full and exclusive charge 0 f ail public educational mat ters in the State, and thus abolish the State Board of Equalization and take away from the General Assembly any control over the public schools, slugged Lieutenant Governor R. T. Fountain right between the eyes. This action was surprising, since it has been conceded for some time that the * (Continued on Page Two) Dr. A. T. Alien Is Out For Election To Another Term Raleigh, March 22.--IAP) Dr. A. T. Allen, State superintendent of pub lic instruction, today announced his candidacy for re-election, and filed his fee of S2O. No other announcement for the position has been, made, but political circles have heard that R. W. Carver, superintendent of the Hickory city schools, was considering opposing Dr. Allen for the Democratic nomination. FORSYTH FARMER IS SUICIDE IN HANGING Winston-Salem, March 22.—(AP)— Robert Aaron Spach, 40, hanged him self today in a barn at his home on Route four. His family could give no reason for the act. MIDDLEAGE NEGRO BURNED TO DEATH Smithfield, March 22—(APi—Tke Bailey. 50-year-old Negro, w;-* ourtt ed to deafii when fin destroy *d nis home in the cbu&ty last mglit. 6 PAGES TODAY FIVE CENTS COPY Alabama Heaviest Sufferer, With 155 Fatalities Re ported There In Early Morning ONE NORTH CAROLINA TOWN SEVERE LOSER Stumptown, Near Bessemer City, Virtually Wiped Out; Red Cross Opens Relief Agency in Birmingham; Hundreds Injured in Addi. tion to Dead Birminghair., Ala., March 22 (A.P) —At least 214 persons were killed in a scries of tornadoes that struck widely separated com munities in five Southern Stat« 3 last night and early today. Bessemer C’lly. March 22 (AIM— Stumptown, m small settlement ne»r here, wa« virtually wi|ied out by * windstorm early today. One Ne gro woman was badly hurt. The church and parsonage and a dozen smaller houses were Mown to hits. Personal belongings of the resi dents were scattered for mile* around. Birmingham. Ala. t March TAP)—Freakish March tornadoes killed atl east 184 persons In five Southern States yesterday and early today. "The death Hat, grew from seven to ‘ffßTe' ttian 100 (luring th* ntgttt, as "ommunttie.s cut off by winds and rain adored communications with the rest of the world, and dawn boougfit rr >oi!s cf addition'll fatalities from e«cue parties searching the wreckage. Alabama suffered the moot heavily. \ few hours after daylight a Check bowed 155 dead there. Fifteen were ’<nown to have died in Georgia. 11 in Tennessee and two in Kentucky. One was killed in South Carolina. Property loss was heavy, out no at tempt has yet been made to eetimate he extent. Hundreds were/ injured " d scores of persona told <rf narrow 'scapes. Roads in taming comtnun ties were blocked by trees and debris and public as well as private bund ing* were damaged. , » NEGRO WOMAN KILLED AND F, VK HURT NEAR GAFFNEY Gaffney, s. C., March 22. (AP) va Littlejohn, Negro woman, was ’■diked and five persons injured by a >-,rnado which struck in Cherokee ’ounty early today. Several hones and numerous farm buildings were blown down or badly damaged. RED GROSS TO ESTABLISH "~ l_ ITS RELIEF IN BIRMINGHAM Washington, March 22 (AP)—The R*-d Cross will establish at Birming ham. Ala., headquarters for relief lo tirnadotstYicke-o Southern States. Dr. William Dekleine. chief of the national medical staff, plena to leave Washington with a relief party today. TAIL ENDIIADO < STRIKES CAROUNAS One Dead, Others Injured, Much Property Loss In Scattered Sections \ (By (be Associated Press.) The tail-end of the Alabama tor nado struck the Carolina* early to day Inflicting extensive damage at scattered points. A path seven mile* long and from one-quvter to one-half mile wide was cut through Spartanburg county. South Carolina. A dozen or more' housas were destroyed and Lerie Botnar, a Negro, was killed. Fifteen persons were injured. Several houses were blown down in Cherokee county. At Fayetteville the roof of the gas plant was damaged and twenty tele graph or telephone pole* were down in various sections of the town. This afternoon the wind was still high. SEVERE COLD FOR STATE IS COMING Relelgh, March 22—(AP)— Ater two days of balmy spring weather. North Carolinians will shiver with cold again tonight. Lee A. Den son. in charge of the United State* Weather Bureau km. MU Mw.