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HENDERSON.
GATEWAY TO
CENTRAL
CAROLINA.
NINETEENTH YEAR
NEW DEVELOPMENT
IN LINDBERGH CASE
IS HELD AS SECRET
Admiral Burrage Say* To
Divulge It Would Hinder
Negotiations For
Baby’s Return
JERSEY OFFICERIN
EUROPE IN SEARCH
Assistant to Police Superin.
tendent Sailed Week Ago,
Schwarzkopf Announces,
But He Declines To State
Boat or Port Where He
Will Land
Norfolk. V*., April 1. (AP>—Rear
Admiral Guy H. Burrage. retired. *ald
today there has been a new develop
ment since yesterday In the
tlons for the return of the kidnaped
Lindbergh baby.
The admiral, spokesman for three
Norfolk men acting aa Intermediaries
fur the child's return, declined to In
dicate the nature of the development,
saying its publication “would binder
nfTotiationa.”
His statements eras made at the
miming press conference in answer
to s question by one of the reporters.
JtKSEY POLICE OFFICIAL
FOLLOWS CLUE TO EUROPE
Hopewell. N. J., April I. <AP»
Mate police announced today that
Major SchoifeU assistant to Colonel
H. Norman Schwantkopf, sailed for
Europe a week ago in connection
with the search for the kidnaped
Lindbergh baby.
Colonel Schwankotf. who made the
announcement, refused to give the
name 01 the boat on which Sehoffei
sailed or to designate the tort for
which he is headed. He promise' to
give "more details" in bis next re
gular bulletin this afternoon.
College Girls In
Appeals For Seven
Gmdemned Negroes
Washington. April 1. <AP> Pour
girl college students came to the
Capitol today to seek some interven
tion in behalf of seven Negroes sen
tenced to die May 13 for assaulting
two white girls at Scottsboro. Ala.
The girls. Vassar and Wellesle> stu
dents were sent by the National Com
mittee for the Defense of Political
Prisoners to urge members of Con
gress to assist in obtaining a reveiw
of the case by the Supreme Court.
Man Who Operated
Upon Himself Dies
At Ripe Age of 72
Kane. Pn. April 1 .AP>—Dr. Em
mett O'Neill Kane, who attained na
tionwide note In 1919 by removing
h a ow n appendix, and who recently
jk i formed a second operation upon
himself. <Sed today. He was 72 years
old.
The Mirgeon long prominent for his
work In treatment of cancer. (Med at
1 ». m . after a alege of pneumonia.
He had been in 111 heeMh for several
week*.
FREIGHTER DOCKED
AFTER A HARD TRIP
Spring*, leak Half Way Across Alls-,
marle Sound But Races Back
To Elizabeth City
Elizabeth City. April 1.- (AP> The
freighter LJoyd, Junior, was dry
docked here today after a race from
•he middle of Albemarle Sound, with I
it* pumps clogged and water pouring
in through a hole In its bottom.
The Lloyd was half way across the
sound, carrying two passengers, yes
terday when & plank gave way.
The passengers. Mias Hazel Owen
and Miss Nannie Harrell, teachers en
route to Mashoes. were warm in parise
of Captain Cudworth's navigation.
Cropping Time In Dixie;
Banks Reopening To Help
•larkaon. Mias.. April I—(API—
The cotton, tobacco and ’tater belt
of the agricultural South has re
opened 81 banks this year, and
has begun Its spring piewing with
renewed faith In the sell.
The pungent odor of rich dirt,
freshly stirred dogwood gleaming
like a dowager's tiara and the
•eneroud chant of Negro plow
Htfttiterjsmt Bath} Bispatrfi
ONLY DAILY NEWSPAPER PUBLISHED IN THIS SECTION OF NORTH CAROUNA AND VHtoINIA.
AI? Il ULL LEASKD Wiua —.—-———■ .
PULL LKASKD WIKB
OF THE ASSOCIATED PRgajf*
AM3isnosal of Kidnap Intermediaries
'~nmwi limn iiiii mm, . Mgl fill*-
bile the utmost secrecy cunuuuc* iu veil tne
•ravines of the three intermediaries. Rear Admiral
, **? Barrage, John Hugh Curtis and very Rev. H.
t odson-Peacoek, who are reported to b« negotiating
lor the return of the Lindbergh baby, the general
Pou’s Secretary And One
Other Man Killed In Bus
Collision In Washington
Washington. April I.—(APi M. C.
Williams of Liberty, N. C., secretary
to Representative Edward W. Pou,
of North Carolina, and Benjamin Pet
tus. a Washington attorney, were
killed today in a collision of two
busses at a downtown street inter
section.
Twelve other persons were injured,
five seriously.
Williams, is 35 years old. and had
Congressman Who
Collapsed Is Dead
Washington, April 1 (AP>—Rep
resentative Albert H. Vestal, of
Indiana, the Republican whip of
the House, died today at the naval
hospital.
VestalV death was uurtunerd hy
Sergeant-ai -Arms Kenneth Rom
ney. of the House.
Two days ago Vestal collapsed
and was sent to the naval hospital
HR condition had been reported
*•* Improving,
STATE LEADING IN
SEARCH FOR JOBS
15,036 Placements In State
and 400,000 In Nation
Since Feb. 15
Raleigh. April l (AP)—North Cano
kna n°w leads all southeastern states
in number of perrons returned to work
through the American Legion Employ
ment Campaign. Major Miohael A.
Peny, State director, reported today.
Since February 15, there have been
15.096 persona put to work in this
State.
NATIONAL CAMPAIGN WILL
PASS 400.000 MARK TODAY
New York, April 1 (AP)—The Unit
ed Action Campaign for a million pobs
for the unemployed Is expeoted to
I ass the 400.000 mark today.
Yesterday communities In 34 states
reported that 9.941 more wage earn
ers had been put back to work. That
brought trie total up to 396,141.
TEXTILE GROUP OUT
IN SOUTH CAROLINA
Langtoy. 8. C.. April 1-—<AP»- The
strike at Langley milts spread to two
affiliated textile mills near here this
morning.
Workers in mills at Bath and Clear
water in the Horse Creek valley sec
tion walked out. The number was said
to be 600.
hands tell that It Is planting and
trading time in Dixie, and bankers
are ready to barter.
North Carolina banks at Blow
ing Rock, Coleraln. Fayetteville,
8 tan ton burg and Black Mountain
have been reopened since last
August, four es them this year.
Their total resources approximate
$1,177,000.
HENDERSON, N. C., FRIDAY AFTERNOON, APRIL 1, 1932
" leeUng is one of optimum. The Norfolk, Va., lead is
the most promising since the chile# was stolen.
Above is the yacht Marcon, which hag been placed
at the disposal of the intermediaries by Charles H.
Consolo (inset), wealthy Norfolk hotel owner.
been secretary to Congressman Pou
for many years, Pou. clean of the
Democrats, is chairman o ft he House
Rules Committee.
Pettua was a law partner of Ed
ward J. Coll&day. Republican National
Committeeman for the District of
Columbia. Clyde Culp, an insurance
Inspector, was so seriously Injured
physicians said he might not recover.
Williams is survived by his widow
and a four-year-old son.
COUNTIES SLOW IN
PAW SCHOOL TAX
Unless 15-Cent Levy Is Re
mitted Treasurer To
Withhold Allotments
Pull? Dispatch Bareaa.
ts thr Sir \Vi*M*-r llolrl.
J e. BARHKHVIL.U
Raleigh, April 1. Payments from
the counties of the amounts they have
collected from the 15 cents tax on
property for the support of the six
months school term, have been com
ing In very slow, according to State
Treasurer John P. Stedman. Total
collections up to today amount to
only 32,578.000. while collections dur
ing March amounted to only $285,000.
The collections in February were a
little larger, amounting to $737,000
Treasurer Stedman believes that ap
proximately $1,000,000 more should be
collected by the counties and paid
into the State Treaaury during April,
May and June, the only months re
maining before the expiration of the
present fiscal year on June 30. The
Budget Bureau has estimated that the
State should pspt $3,800,000 from this
15 cents tax this year, although the
General Assembly expected to get $4,-
500,000 from it. Treasurer Stedman
does not think the State will likely
get more than $3,500,000 before June
30, although he admits there Is a pos
sibility that the payments may in
crease and the entire amount be col
lected. He hopes so. at least.
State Treasurer Stedman Is also
worried at the manner in which a
number of counties are falling to meet
their payments of interest and prin
cipal on loans they have T<>oeived
from the State's special build! ,g fund
and literary fund, to help them build
school buildings.
“Some of the counties have gotten
right down to business and either paid
alt that was due or materially re
duced the amounts." Stedman said. “It
is true that some of the counties just
do not seem to have the money. But
many of them could have had the
money if they had planned ahead and
made proper provision for it."
Unless the counties that owe this
money to the school building funds
pay the amounts due--they still owe
$500,735 —by May 1, Stedman plana to
hold up the allotments from the State
school fund so rthe extended term un
til these county payments are made,
since the law makes it mandatory for
him to hold up all payments at sdbooi
funds to seize any county funds, df
necessary. The counties still oVe $268,-
103 on amounts due In December 1030
and 19J1 and 3102,632 on amounts due
in February, 1932. .
CHILDSAVED FROM
MINE DRILL HOLE
Miami. Okla., April I—(APi - After
tossing fretfully and telling his nurse
frequently "I feel bad," three-year-old
Gerald Boltins, who was rescued last
night fro ma drill hole at a mine near
Ticher. Okla.. was carefully examined
at a hospital today. Physicians found
his head was swollen apparently from
bruises and he bad a tod cold*
NO POWDER BURNS
ON LEONARD'S COAT
Army Reserve Officer Testi
fies For State As Fire
arms Expert
TWO MEN AREACCUSED
Former Solicitor fouice and W. F.
Brinkley, Pcanoeratic Chairman
Charged With Manslaught
er in Sheriffs Death
Lexington. April 1. —(APi—Major R.
T. Larkins, army reserve officer, and
firearms expert, was called as a wit-.
I ness by the State today in the trial
of George A. Younce, former district
solicitor, and W. F. Brinkley, attorney.
( of Lexington, tor manslaughter.
. Solicitor H. nooniz nanded Major
'/Larkin the coat'Sheriff James A.
Leonard was wearing the night he
was shot to death in front of Brink
ley's home here in February, and,
after an examination of it. Major Lar
kins said he found no evidence of
powder bums around the hole where
the fatal bullet entered.
Younce. Brinkley and Leonard had
been drinking together that night, and
Younce told a coroner’s Jury Leonard
was shot while he struggled with him
for possession of his pistol after the
sheriff shot Neal Wimmer, 18, of Roa
noke, Va., in an agrument over the
wrecking of Leonard's car.
Federal Revenues
17 Millions Less
- In State to Date
Raleigh, April I.—(AP) —Federal re
venue collections for North Carolina
for the first nine months of the- cur
rent fiscal year are $17,615,110.04 be
low collections to the same <fcte last
year, Gilliam Grissom, collector, re
ported today. "*
Receipts for the ntfie ’months this
year were $176,695,767.75, compared
with $194,310t377.79 for the same per
iod a year ago.
VICTORY FUND FOR
STATE NOW $10,900
Greensboro, April I.—Democrats in
43 cf the 100 counties of the State
have contributed to the Victory Fund
of the National Democratic party,
their total contributions amounting to
$10,900.30, it was stated here today by
C. L Shuping, chairman of the cam
paign in North Carolina-
Mr. Shuping made his statement in
commenting upon the latest report
he has made by John D. Davis, of
New York City, chairman of the Vic
tory Fund Campaign for the entire
nation. This report, filed with Mr.
Davis Monday of this week, covered
contributions received through March
26. Mr. Shuping said.
PHILIPPINE GROUP
IS NOT INSTRUCTED
Manila. P. 1.. April l.—( API- Demo
crats from the Philippines voted to
day to send an uninstructed delegation
of six to the Democratic National Con
vention. but stipulated that the unit
rule must be followed.
CHAS. L ABERNATHY
ILL IN WASHINGTON
Washington, April 1. -(AP)—Repre
sentative Charles L Abernathy, Demo
crat, of New Bern, N. C., to ill and
confined to his hotel room.
WEATHER
FOB NORTH CAROLINA.
Fair, slightly odder on the coast;
possibly light frost In the interior
tonight; Saturday fair, slowly ris
ing temperature. . . I
Miners Strike to
Number of 75,000
Chicago. April I—(AP) Atner
hsa’s unionized bituminous coal belt
wan a land of Idleness today'.
From Illinois east to the West
Virginia panhandle, hundreds «g
mine tipples were closed, and ap
proximately 75,60# members of the
United Mine Woorkera were with
out work. And there was no Indica
tion of when operations would re
soma
STATE FORTUNATE
FOR NOT LEVYING
LUXURY SALES TAX
Had 1931 Legislature Done
So, New Tax In Congress
Would Double Levies
On People
WOULD NOT HAVE
PRODUCED MONEY
Amount Claimed Would
Have Fallen Far Short, Re
ports Have Shown; Daniels
Still Arguing For It De.
spite Facts as They Have
Appeared
Hally t)l«|»at<-b lluri-jn,
In thr Mir Wallrr Hotrl.
MV J. <\ IIASKKKVII.I..
Raleigh, April I.—The argument ad
vanced oy josephus Daniels in a
column-long editorial in the News and
Observer of Thursday morning, that
North Carolina should have adopted
the luxury sales tax a year ago a3
a means of balancing its budget, in
stead of waiting and letting the Fed
eral government adopt this tax. is
causing some of the facts concerning
the luxury tax as proposed for North
Carolina in the Hinsdale bill to be
revived.
Mr- Daniels also maintains that if
North Carolina had adopted the
luxury sales tax. this fact would pro
bably have so discouraged tne Federal
government that it would not have
proposed it as a source of national
revenue, is also giving rise to con
siderable argument. Few agree that if
North Carolina had adopted this tax
that the government would have re
frained from imposing it. citing the
fact that Souqth Carolina and sev
eral other states already have a State
luxury sales tax, and that this fact
has not served to stop Congress In Its
determination to impose it.
In fact, the prevailing opinion here
among thooe who followed the course
of the luxury sales tax fight In the
1931 General Assembly, is that the
people of the State should be rejoic
rn gmore than ever that this ULx was
not imposed as a State measure, since
if'it had been enacted it would have
required the people of North Carolina
to pay a double sales tax instead of
one. Every time a resident of this j
State bought a soft drink, any chew
ing gum, candjr, cosmetics, ah auto
mobile. radio, phonograph, or any of
the cither hundred or so. other articles
that are to be taxed under this bill
now before Congress—which is essen
tially. a Republican measure to fin- j
(Continued on Page Three.)
Toy* for Lindy, Jr.
‘m
's ,
j *
Bringing toys and other present*,
for the kidnaped Lindbergh bahy,
procured abroad before the pfold
disappeared, Mrs. Agnes tforrow
Scandrett of Tenafly, N. J., a
grand-aunt of Charles A. Lind
bergh, Jr., is shown shortly after
Her arrival in Bo.tun* Mrs.
Scandrett declared herself
“ashamed of a country in winch
such a tragedy could occur,"
PUBLISHED EVERY AFTERNOON
EXCEPT SUNDAY.
Dividends Paid On:
Stocks Levied On
To Boost Revenues
New Steel Mogul
Jt ~
Succeeding J. P. Morgan, inter
national financier, as chairman of
the board of the U. S. Steel Cor
poration, Myron C. Taylor (above),
lawyer who turned industrial
has assumed full executive direc
tion of the world’s largest enter
prise. Taylor will hold the full
power wielded by the late Judge
Gary, since whose death in 1927
the corporation has been ruled by
a triumvirate.
autTtag CHEAPER
ON WEIGHT BASIS
First Three Months Sales
310,231 Against 346,-
933 Year Ago
Raleigh. April 1. (AP)—Automobile
license plates cost an uveiage of
about 36 cents less under the new
weight basis of charge than they did
last year under tne per horse power
basis, revenue figures for tne first
quarter revealed.
During the first three montns of
this year 310.231 tags were sold, net
ting $4,638,382.01 in revenue for an
average of $14.94 per pair of plates.
For the same period last year 346,-
933 plates were sold for 55.3U8.239.87. |
for an average of 515.30 per pair of
plates. * I
DELAY HEARINgIn
HUSBAND SHOOTING
4 ■—
Greensboro. April l.- (AP)—Hear
ing for Mrs. W. E. French and D. B.
Owens in connection with the shoot
ing of Mrs. French’s husband here
February J. was postponed today until
April 28.
Campaign Expenditures
In Senatorial Elections
Will Be Under Scrutiny
By CHARLES P. STEWART ,
Central Press Staff Writer
Washington. April I.—A fierce bat-/
tie impends for mastery of the sen- ]
ate's committee to watch for evqg.
expenditures or other irregularities, in j
this year's campaign for seats in the j
upper congressional chamber.
Politicians foresee that the x>ming
fight for senate domination will be
unusually bitter. >
As everyone knows, ecortomic con
ditions are such that many folk ex
pect a heavy progressive vote next
November. Presidential landslides
have a bulk which nvakes them ir
resistible. Lower hot*;* contests are
so numerous and sc, local as to be
hard to deal with A sen
atorial-struggle ir" statewide, permit
ting concarUcatj*on of effort. And
there are 33 <jt them: one avalanche
does not «wy,p the whole landscape.
As for a Senate majority—by itself,
ti can accomplish nothing, but it can
block atrythlng.
Thus,, even though conservatism
shoujtj lose all else, if it holds onto
the, senate, it can dig itself in and let
tfcfe storm blow over.
It is customary to speak of the up
per house as very evenly divided.
This is true, between Republicans
and Democrats, ad officially labeled-
However, as between conservative**
and liberals, the conservative* still
have a margin of safety—a margin
of at.least a dozen or IS, out of the
senates total membership of 92.
This margin Is adequate. But it is
not sufficient for the conservatives if
the autumnal elections causes a large
turnover.
Now, It is the Idea of the progres
sives' that political campaign results
O PAGES
° TODAY
FIVE CENTS COPY
By 133 to 90 Vote, House
Adopts Amendment to
Bill To Raise Addi
tional $80,000,1000 t
HOOVER AND MILLS
NOT COOPERATING
Garner Says Federal Ex
penses Could Be Cut 250
Millions If Administration
Would Try It; Mills Says
Present Bill Inadequate In
Revenue Total
Washington. April 1.- (APl—The
House today adopted an amendment
to apply the normal Income tax rate
to dividends paid on stock, estimat
ed to swell the total of the revenue
bill by $80,000,000.
The standing vote was 133 to 90.
The body completr.-d consideration
of amendments to the new revenue
bill estimated by the Ways and Means
Committee to pro/ luce $1,049,000,000.
and prepared for separate votes on
several items before finally passing it.
HOOVER AND F IILIX WONT
COOPERATE, GARNER SAYS
Washington. nprn i.-iaPI The
House Ways and Means Committee
turned to a tar on dividends paid on
stocks to raise $80,000,000 of the
amount which Secretary Mills said the
present revenue bill would lack or
balancing th?s budget.
At about the time that Speaker
Garner was calling the Treasury esti
mate “unfa'lr," the committee was ap.
proving an amendment to subject di
vidends fn un stocks to the normal fa
come tax rate.
Mills estimated that the Mil as It
stand* bc i» would lack sls.' (00,000 of
balancing: the budget because the ap
propriations tor the next fiscal year
could not be trimmed $223,000,000 as
the coo imittee had estimated. Garner
at a a inference with newspaper men
said (.hat “If Mr. Hoover and Mr.
Mills ‘would cooperate we could reduce
exper ses $250,000,000 without U»a least
troul ie."
fe'deraldeFkSt
NEAR TWO BILLION
’Washington April 1 (AP)—lncome
t? x collections for Maroh 30 were 11.-
L' 18.665. as compered with $1J)X,133 oq
t he similar day a year ago.
. For the mouth, income tax has re
turned 1194.2U6.815 against $334,890,214
for the same number of days In last
March. On March 90 Ilia government
had a deficit of $1,831 772.728. ,
PRISON POPULATION ''
NOW EXCEEDS 2,900
Raleigh. April I.—(AP)—The popu
’ation of State’s Prison and its cam pa
has passed 2.900 for the first time in
'he State's hjsPory.
■*?.e susceptible to the influence of
large sums of money, which they open
ly charge has been used in home
instances less in actual elections
' than to win nominations and in pre
election activities.
Its employment, in amounts run
ning into the hundreds of thousands,
has, in fact, unmistakably been proved
in several cases In recent years. In
each case it has chanced that the can
didate in whose behalf It was shown
to have been spent was of the com
plexion ordinarily classified as u*.rm
conservative.
While the explanation may be <tbe
perfectly simple one that person#
with plenty of money generally are
conservative, the progressives Hive
sought to give the impression Chat
it is the conservative element wl)ich
especially requires surveillance.
The senate's 1990 “snooping coran tit
tee" (jocularly so-calied) was the
widely-advertised investigator;*! group
which, under the chairmanship of
.Senator Gerald P. Nye of North TDa
kota. revealed the high cost of the
farmer Mrs. Ruth Han pa McCor
mick's primary victory over Senitior
Charles 8. Duncan in Illinois. catSgkt
Executive (rector Robert H Luca 4 of
the G. O. P. national organisation In
the "Grocer" Norris trick In ’Nebl ap
ka, caused the indictment 'of Blsi idp
James Cannon, Jr., and created J va
rious other sensations.
This year Nye is a candidate.
A new resolution was aceordliggly
prepared by Senator Bronson Cutting
of New Mexico—etoo a .strenuous U ro
gres*iv*-i i nthe usual farm. Neitjher
Cutting nor his colleague. Sent* tor
(umtwued m Pag# Hsi I. >

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