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GATEWAY TO CENTRAL CAROLINA. NINETEENTH YEAR HOUSE X * * * * a, * * * * * at Lindbergh Baby Reported On Yacht Near Norfolk House Votes 223 To 153 Against Heavy Tax Bill After Fiercest Debating Both Parties Split and Open Dispute on Floor Occurs Between Democrat Leaders RAINEY AND HYRNS ON OPPOSITE SIDES Republican Leaders Hold Firmly for Sales Tax; Vote 'Comes After One Amend, ment After Another Is Tacked Onto Measure Dur ing Hot Debate Washington, March 34 (AP)— The sales tax rejected by the House today after fierce debate, which split both parties and brought an open dispute on the floor between Democratic leaders. The vo'e by teller counts was 223 to 153. Aa the House was in committee of the whole, no roil call vote was taken. In the closing moments of debate, two of the Democratic leaders, both House veterans — Rainey of Illinois and Bvrns of Tennessee arrayed themselves on opposing sides, with Rainey advocating and Byrne oppos ing the tax. The Republican leaders held firmly for the tax. The Crisp amendment to the re venue bill exempting from the sales tax- food, clothing, medicine, farm implements. Insecticidee and malt syrup used in making bread, was ap proved today by the House, prior to the vote against the bill. The House today excluded from the proposed sales tax materials going snto the construction of ships for whl«*h the government loans the money, as it drove toward a decisive vole on the controverted issue. The House adopted an amendment to exempt electric power used in ag licultural production from the sales tax. PEACE PARLEN IN SHANGHAI BEGUN Chinese and Japs Not Hope, ful; War Preparations Along Front Shanghai, March 24.- (AP) — The Chinese and Japanese armies went methodically about the business of grooming their trappings of war out ride Shanghai today, as formal peace negotiations finally got under way in the International settlement. China was represented by General Tai Chi, Shanghai’s military garrison commander, succeeding General Chiang Kuang Nai. Chiang walked out on the opening session yesterday, declaring that he could not sit as military delegate unless Japan named * full ranking general to sit opposite him. The first session started at noon and v-'aj very brief. When the delegates filed out of the British consulate, both Chinese and Japanese were gloomy, but the neutral observers were In a kopeful mood. BANKER IN ATTACK ON GLASS BANK BILL Washington. March 24.—(AP) —Fea- tures of the Glass banking revision kill were criticized before a Senate hanking committee today by Wilson M. Mills, chairman of the board of directors of the First Wayne Nations' Bank or Detroit as "disadvantageous to banks, communities, business and the country in general. COMMITTEE FAVORS LEASING OF SHOALS Waahlngton, March 24.—(AP) — The House Military Committee to day approved the James Mil pro riding for the disposal of Muscle Shoals. It provides for leasing of the 21C0.090.000 war-time nitrate plant for private operation, and In event that It cannot he leased it pro vides for government operation. Hettitersmt Hatltt tUapatrh H«r w ih» BXRVICB __ K the associated press Seven Negroes In Rape Case To Die Montgomery. Ala., March 24. (AP)—Heath sentences for seven of the eight Negroes convicted at Scottsboro, Ala., a year ago of as saulting two white gir's were af firmed today by the Alabama Su preme Court. The death sentence for the eighth Negro was revrsed and remanded for trial. The Supreme Court fixed Friday, May 13, as the date of execution of the seven prisoners. FfflEß DECREASE IN HOARDING SHOWN Hoover * Campaign Declar ed To Be Getting Re. suit* Over Nation A BANK FAILURES FEWER Drop From Do Week ending January Ifi to Five Ia»1 Week, Secretary of Treasury Announces In Statement Washington. March 24.—(AP)— A 'ecrease of *157,000,000 in currency in drculatlon since the inauguration of '’resident Hoover’s anti-hoarding cam aign, marking a definite trend to ward bringing money out of hiding, was announced today by Secretary Mills. At the same time the secretary oolnted out that bank failures had I ropped from 95 in the week ending January 16 to five in the week ending March 19. It was disclosed that the Recon tructlon Finance Corporation has about used up Its *150,000.000. which 'he Treasury subscribed to its stocks -uid that another *200,000.000 would Se subscribed. KILLS SWEETHEART, IS KILLED HIMSELF Double Tragedy Occurs at Raeford; Dead Girl * Brother Freed Raeford, March 24.—(AP) —Frank flusseJfc *4O, suitor of Miss Carrie Wright, 20, killed her during a quar rel at her home last night and was himself killed by Pearce Wright, 30, the girl's brother. A coroner’s Jury held the slaying of Russell was justifiable homicide. Rpssell was said to have called on the young woman, who informed him she would not see him, and turned to leave the room. "Don’t leave the room,” Mrs. P. H. Wright, the girl’s mother, said she heard Russell say. The fatal shot fol lowed, she said, and then Russell fired at her and another daughter, Viola, when they rushed into the room, she added, but missed. Meanwhile Pearce Wright ran for his shotgun* and killed Russell as the latter sought to leave the house. MISSINGAVIATORS ARE LOCATED SAFE Memphis, Tenn., March 24.—(AP) Missing since they took off from a Memphis airport Sunday in an unli censed airplane, Karl Williams, pilot, and W. H. Harrah, both of Berkley, W. Va., were located today, Williams at Brownsville. Tenn., 60 miles north of Memphis, and Harrah en route to Beckley by train. TAX RECEIPTS FOR TUESDAY ANNOUNCED Washington, March 24.—(AP)—In come tax receipts on March 22 amount ed to *5,843,933. as compared to *B.- 337,873 for the similar date a year ago. The collections brought the total for the month to *184,416,046. NEWSPAPER PUBLISHED IN THIS SECTION OF NORTH CAROLINA AND VIRGINIA. ONLY DAILY DEFEATS SALES TAX In the top picture is shown the wreckage of railroad station at Columbiana, Ala., resulting from the J meTtofirT INTO ENEMY CAMP Expected To Tear Into Ehringhaus and Fountain On Sales Tax Dally DUpatrk Bare**. In Ikr Sir W'nlfer Hotel. ST J. C. IIASKF.MVI 1.1- Raleigh, March 24.—With a cloud of Indifference again threatening to engulf the gubernatorial campaign, despite the efforts of J. C. B. Ehring haus to inject some enthusiasm into it with a rather mild and gentlemanly assault upon the positions held by R. T. Fountain and A. J. Maxwell, some new interest is promised tonight when Maxwell will make the first real po litical speech so far in his campaign and unloose some new shots at the opposition. In his last speech several weeks ago Maxwell turned loose some new shots that neither Fountain nor Rhrlnghaus were expecting and made some holes In their fortifications through which he has been gaining votes ever since, according to reports reaching here. The two shots that did the most dam age to the opposition and which have served to help his campaign more than anything else were his statement in favor of cheaper textbooks, pro (ConUnued on Page THree.) - HENDERSON, N. C., THURSDAY AFTERNOON, MARCH 24, 1932 PHOTOS SHOW DEVASTATION IN STORM .• ,-k* Jit t •*«*s*»> ■ W' ;■ MBMMHIIBBIB , Ml 4EB l ■ BO | gj ; . An lafcjf W?* V, jKKBBBBESSi devastating tornado of last Tuesday night. In the lower picture rescue crews are shown searching other ruins Relief Work Is Started In Tornado Region, With Appeal For Money Made Testimony Begun At Woman’s Trial For Killing Girl Lexington. March 24.—(AP)— A jury to try Mrs. Lola Pickett, middle aged widow, for the poisoning of her six-year-old daughter, was completed in Davidson County Superior Court today. An alternate Juror also was chosen. The State promptly swore in twelve witnesses and announced that others would be called later. The solicitor then ordered H. H. Koontz to the stand as the first wit ness. LEATHER FOR NORTH CAROLINA. Fair, slightly colder on the coast, with light frost tonight; Friday fair and warmer, ; in the wake of the storm in the same I town. Columbiana was in the heart of , the tornado section, and is near the | center of the state of Aiao&ma. Survivor* Work With Rc4 Cross and American Le gion to Bury Dead, Care for Jnjured 1 DEATH TOTAL NOW AT FIGURE OF 358 Red Cross Quarters Estab i lished in Birmingham, With Eight Other Centers of Operation Set Up; Sur vey of Conditions Made by Relief Crews S Birmingham. Ala.. March 24.—(AP) | Relief agencies and neighbors of the i stricken lent a hand of mercy to the I South's tornado victims today as the ] death list grew to 358. Survivors worked with the .American | Red Cross, the American Legion and 1 other organizations to bury the dead, (Continued on Page Three.) PUBLISHED EVERY AFTERNOON EXCEPT SUNDAY. Kidnaped Infant Aboard Yacht In Chesapeake Bay, Norfolk Paper Has Heard Highway Convicts Cost 65c Per Day Raleigh, March 24.—(AP)—The State Highway Prison department housed, fed, clothed and worked an average of about 4.000 prisoners through (he first six months of the current fiscal year at a cast of H 5.11 cents per day for each convict, the first semi-annual reuort of Sam D. .Scott, supervisor, showed today. Total operating expenses of the highway prison department were $453,5842)6 from July 1 until Decem ber 31. 1931. The new road law, which trans ferred maintenance of the county roads to the State Highway Com mission, also transferred all long term county prisoners to the State for work on the roads. FARM REFINANCE BILL IS PROPOSED i Senator Wheeler Say* He '‘"'Will Introduce Measilfe Very Shortly LOANS FOR FARMERS Would finable Them To .Save Their Farms With Mnnej at Same In terest Rate Now Charged Finance Companies New York, March 24.—(APJ—U. S Senator Burton K. Wheeler. Derhocrat Montana, said today he intends to In troduce in Congress within the next few days a farmers' re-finance bill with provisions parallel to those in the recently adopted measure affect ing financial institutions. "It will provide.” he said, "for loans to farmers so they can save their farms, at the same interest rate now charged by the refinance corporation to financial institutions. CAPONE CRIMINALS SEEK HIS RELEASE Hatch Plot To Control Of fice-Holders of Both Parties / Washington. March 24.—<AP>—An attempt by criminal organizations headed by A1 Capone to %ecure his freedom through control of public of ficials was charged by Frank J. Loesch. president *bf the Chicago Crime Commission j n a letter to Sen ator Borah. Lewis, in long letter reviewing at tempts ot-*thicago gangland to con trol laly, r unions and public officers, said*> "It is my opinion, based upon these tacts and other indications that the combination here now formed for get ting men into public office, turns very largely on the efforts of the criminal organization headed by At Capone to control sufficient of the elected public officials, party lines not cutting much figure, to get Capone freed from the penitentiary, sentences now hanging over his head, or secure reduction of the sentences. GIRL LEAPS FROM ROOM TO DEATH Pinehurst, March 24.—(AP)-Arriv ing here today for a visit to his father Philip S. T. Randolph, Jr., New York broker, declined to discuss the death in New York of Miss Laura Anderson. 23, who leaped from a window of Randolph’s apartment early today. Young Randolph had entered the North and Sojth golf tournament, but scratched his name soon after hix ar rival. He would not say whether he intended to remain in Pinehurst or return to New York. 8' PAGES TODAY FIVE CENTS COPY Three Representative Nor. folk Citizen* Motor to Lindbergh Estate, It I* Stated WENT TO ARRANGE RETURN OF CHILD Nor folic Automobile Seen In Lindbergh Home Tends to Accentuate Story; Head of New Jersey Police, How ever, Say* No Truth In the Story Norfolk, Va., March 24 (AP)— The Ledger Dispatch said today hat Charles A. Lindbergh, Jr., .1-months-old son of the famous viator, kidnaped from his pa ■ents’ home in New Jersey more han three weeks ago, is reported m a yacht “somewhere in Ches apeake Bay. ’ ’ The paper said three represen ative Norfolk citizens motored to he Sourland mountain estate of he Lindberghs Tuesday night ind yesterday interviewed Col >nel and Mrs. Lindbergh. * The visit of the Norfolk men wax or the purpose of securing the assent f the Colonel to plans for the return f the baby. Involving the payment f a substantial ransom, the Ledger Mspatch says. These developments were learned jday, the paper say*, from an ap arently authentic source, accentuat i by report* from New Jersey of an utomobile with . Virginia and Nor *lk license plate* having beeti seen t Hopewell. N. j„ and later at the undbergh estate. (O TRUTH IN IT. DBCLARFJ4 SUPERINTENDENT OF POLICE Hopewell. N. J„ March 24. (AP)- ihown dispatches indicating that the :ldo«ped Lindbergh baby might be on I yacht in Chesapeake Bay, Colonel I. Norman Schwarzkopf, superinten !ent of State police, said: “There is abosejutely no truth in it." JNDBIGHAGENTS. HIM 2 KIDNAPERS fore Baby Wa* Stolen, But Not Since Then Hopewell. N. J„ March 24. (AP)— Police investigating the kidnaping of the baby son of Colonel Charles A. Lindbergh concentrated their efforts today in a search for two "known kidnapers,” who have disappeared <ince the child was stolen. The pair are Harry Fleischer, De troit purple gangster, and Abie Wag ner, an alleged associate. Raids in New York City and Long eland failed r o trap them, but the hunt has only been intensified by their eiusiveness. “Abie Wagner, recorded as a known kidnaper, was alleged to have been seen around central parts of New Jer sey shortly before the kidnaping,” Su perintendent of State Police H. Nor man Schwarzkopf said in today’s of ficial bulletin on the case. "Since the kidnaping, he has not been seen or accounted for in any way," the bul ietin continued. romeTauncheT its EASTER OBSERVANCE Rome. March 24.—(AP)— The helh* of Rome's 461) r.hurrhfw heralded Holy Maundav Thursday today, the anniversary of Christ's institution of the eocharist, then became silent to remain mate un til Saturday noon. Rome has be gun to mourn the passim and the cruclflzlon. Thousands of Pilgrims, includ ing many Americans In Rome for Easter, went to Rome's cathedral church of SL John’s Latersn ta generate the table exhibited as the one used for the Last Sapper.