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GATEWAY TO CENTRAL CAROLINA. NINETEENTH year State Election Machinery Organized Fot Primary 100 BOARDS MEET ! IN COUNTIES FOR i NAMING OFFICIALS Chairman and Secretary and Registrars and Judges Selected For All Precincts POLITICAL GOSSIP QUIET IN RALEIGH Reynolds Making Things Hot for Senator Morrison; Gubernatorial Candidates Are Believed To Be About Even, Though Fountain Was Leading i ILtlfKh. April 16 (IAP) Election : ewch.nery of North Carolina was or -antttd today for the primary to be held June 4 and for the November gen- j ml tlection. Ai the direction of the State Board of Elections, the 100 county board mu « ’.he respective court house** and themselves. after which reg ttrtts and Judges of election were for every lecmrti In She State were were named. Political ross? ln Raleigh in recent div. ha< been comparatively quiet mid interest beir.g evident ln the fight te nz waged b> four other Demo crat upor. Unite tfSiatcs Senator Cimeron Morn.>on. Ki r Acvcral weeks politicians heir hav rbeen expressing trie opinion that Robert P. Reynolds, of Asheville. was tnlung ir,mgs hot tor Morrison with h.'j prchibition modification stand ln unusually well Informed political rirr!e> the strength of the candidacy o' Frink D Grist. State rormrusstoner of labor. u not being discounted, and Tom Howie, of West Jefferson and Arthur Simmonr. of Burlington are •!.» seeking the tog:> AU three DcDmocnilic candidates for irovemr have now paid their fil -Ins fee and are making active speak ing campaigns. Watchers here be l'fvf that the rice 1> about even at (hi? time. though Fountain was gen erally considered far ahead a few weeks ago. Child Workers In Industry Showing Decline In State Unil) llltpnlrk llareuM, In Ikr Sir \\ nll-r Hotel Mt J. »’. IUXKKHI 11,1.. Kileigh. April 16. The number of children employed in industry in A’*>rih Carolina has decreased 70 per cent in the last ten years, so that the pro Diem of child labor is becoming Jcsi of a problem every year, accord ing to E. F. Carter, head of the Di vi.oi>n of Standards and Inspection in ihr Department of which has charge of the enforcement of the states child labor laws, replacing the former Child Welfare Commission, of *hich Carter was executive secretary. The largest number of children renified by (be State as eligible for employment in industry, and under lt> years of age was in 1922-23, when I‘tl2fi children were certified, Carter Since that time the number has ~ eased 70 per cent, so that at the present time only 3.G96 children under !•> of age are certified for em ployment in industry ln North Caro *'na - At the present time, the mt t»iiiy of the 3,066 children certified are between 14 and 18 years old, while rn 1922-23 most of the 10.425 children Perl if led then were between 12 and 11 years okl. MAN, 53, ADMITS HE " KILLED GIRL, AGE 8 f oihy, Kansas, April 16. (AP>— Th** body of Dorothy Hunter, right-year-old Selden. Kansas. M-hooi girl, was found concealed •n a hay stock two mites from Achilles, Kan»., today r»y officers |ed to the spot hy 'tiehard Heart**, •*•*> "ho confessed he kidnaped »«■ killed the girl. A' the body was discovered a mob of Selden cit'zeru were in eetrch of ' h ” rherif' and hi* prisoner In 50 niotor e : ,rj Hc« ree of cars, had trail |', l the party of officers and were halted nearby as Reade revealed the hiding place of his youthful victim. The county coroner and county physi C | an were summoned from At wood. The girl, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. r! >yd Hunter, was last seen near her home shortly after 4 p. m. Thursday. Mftiijtsott Daily Dispatch —, ULL ONLY DAILY NEWSPAPER PUBLISHED IN THIS SECTION OF NORTH CAROLINA AND VIRGINIA. *W THiMßkgja, Sggl C * AIR V IEW OF WRECKED BUILDING ka 8 . This is an aerial view of the new 'hlo state office building at Colum ius. wrecked by a blast i n which six vorkmen are known dead and 50 in lured. The building, erected at a cost Harwoods Begin Terms ln State Penitentiary Devin Permit* Former Judge To Go There Instead of To Roads; Sought To Shield Daughter in Embezzle, ment of $4,823 While Working for State Raleigh April 16. (AP) John H. Harwood, former member of the State Superior Court bench, today request 'd Judge W. A. Devin to change sen cnce imposed on him yesterday and will serve one year in State Prison ■natcad of in the Wake county jail >r on the county roads. The jurist, after telling the court late yesterday he could not perjure himself, even to save hia daughter, pleaded guilty to charges* of muti lation of court records in an embez zlement case against her. Miss Lola Harwood, the daughter at the same lime, entered a plea ot guilty to a charge of embezzling *4.- 323 in State funds while employed by DICKINSON NAMED G. 0. P. KEYNOTER lowa Senator Is Speaker At National Convention In Chicago Chicago, April 16.—(AP)-Senator L» J. Dickinson, of lowa, was selected temporary chairman of the Republi can National Convention by the ar rangements committee of the party today. He will deliever the keynote address. With h slate of candidates for im portant convention posts apparently agreed on, the announcement of Sen ator Dick»:»jon's selection was made by Sena'o,- Simeon D. fc'ess of Ohio, chairman of the committee, a few minutes after the session started in the Congress hotel. i Lafayette D. Gleason, of New York, | was designated secretary of the con- I vention. Chicago, April 16. (API —The for rjial business of selecting a temporary chairman and keynoter for the Re i publican National Convention was be | fore the county arrangements com mittee today, with Senator L. J. Dick | inson. of lowa, agreed upon by the C. O. P. high command as the man for the job. Other details of the approaching convention were on the docket, includ ing the selection of a permanent chair man. a post generally conceded to Representative Bertram H. Snell, of New York. Republican leader of the House of Representatives. I* B. Glea son, of New York, secretary of the Republican State Committee, was re garded the choice for national secre tary. HENDERSON, N. C., SATURDAY AFTERNOON, APRIL 16,1932 ] of 36.000,000 was damaged to the ex | tent of 51.000.000 by the explosion. Al | though the blast occurred in the basement official- declare steel gird | ers as high as (he twelfth story were ; twisted. , | the Revenue Department, and was -sentenced to two years in State’s Pri son. Judge Harwood today dispatched his resignation to Governor O. Max Gardner, but the governor had not acted on it .as it reached his desk just before the office closed fdr the Saturday half holiday. It was not thuoght that the governor would ap point a successor, as an economy measure. Miss Harwood started her term at State Prison last night, and Judge Harwood was committed there today. Neither was immediately assigned any duties, as the prison is badly over-crowded. PRESNELL'S CASE NEAR«STAGE Bakersville Man Accused of Murder Committed 29 Tear* Ago Bakersville. April 16 (AP)-George Presneli’s murder trial for killing bis neighbor, Lewis Buchanan. 29 years ago will go to the jury late today. The 60-year-old Presneii, now a re spectable citizen of Prayer Prather viille. Mo., heard one of his attorneys. George C. Gretn, argue for his ac quittal this merning. while M. L. Wilson and John C. Mcßee. attorneys for the State, asked toe jury to convict him. Arguments of four attorneys and the charge of Judge Waller E. Moore remained before the pury will receive toe case. DIXON CHOSEN TO RUN FOR COGRESS Raleigh, April 16.—(AP)—Leo nldas Polk Dixon, 48-year-old Siler City attorney, was named Repub lican nominee for Congress from the fourth congressional district by the party convention herd tin day. FORT BRAGG MAJOR COMMITS SUICIbE Fayetteville. April 16—(AP*—Major Stanley F. Ryan, of the Fifth Field Artillery’. U. S. A., shot himself through the heart at Fort Bragg to day. Post officials said it apparently was a suicide, but no motive was learned, EHRINGHAUS GAINS THOUGH MORRISON IS LOSING GROUND Some Gain* for Maxwell Al so Claimed, Though Ac tive Some Distance From Raleigh SENATOR MORRISON AT DISADVANTAGE All Three of Hi* Opponent* Firing At Him, andßey nolds and Grist Are Pro fiting by Their Advocacy of Ihnmediate Payment of Bono* Unity ItliiMitrk Itiic-.m, In Ike ate W litter lintel. •IV J V. HASH r:n\ 11.1. Raleigh. April 16. The political pendulum has swung to opposite ex tremes in the State for two candi date*. indicating substantial gain* for J. C. B. Ehringhaus in his campaign for the democratic nomination for governor, and apparently pointing to substantial loeaeii for Senator Cam eron Morrison in his effort to win the nomination for the United States Senate, according to reports that have been received here this week. The opinion in political circles here Is that A. J. Maxwll has also continued to gain in his campaign for the gov crnphlp. There has not been much talk about the guebrnalorial campaign this week probably because none of the candi dates has been active in this imme diate territory. Ehringhaus has spent the entile week in the western part of the State, while R, T. Fountain has also been in a number of the western counties. Maxwell has re mained in Raleigh most of the week, although he mad a campaign speech last night in Sanford. Reports that have trickled back here the last day or two concerning Ehringhaus. have been that he made an excellent impression this week in the west and that he has made sub stantial gains in many different sec tions. The Maxwell *uTj#*Mters also con vinced that Maxwell is continuing to gain in almost ail sections of the State and that he is slowly but sure ly overtaking both Fountain and Ehringhaus. Maxwell maintains that his program, favoring a less expen sive government, if appealing more and more strongly to the average cit izen and the average business man in North Carolina, since he is proposing to do for the Slate what all business men and all individuals have already been forced to do trim their budgets to stay within curtailed incomes. Fountain is making few speeches, but in these is continuing to attack (CoiiUn.in! on Page Three.) Favorable Trade Balance For U. S. Shown In March Washington, April 16 (AlM—The United States favorable foreign trade balance for March was an nounced by the Commerce De partment today an *25,006,600. In a preliminary announcement, the department said exports for March were *156.066,606, compared with *2235,699,060 for March. 1031 and Imports were *131,000.000 against *210,262,006. Although the value of exports and Imports shrank greatly during the period, the favorable trade balance wah only *667.000 less than In the same month last year. Few Truck Crons Damaged bv Cold Spell In' March Dally Dispute* Fliirrii it. la tkr Sir Walter Hotel. BY J. 4- IIASKKKIILL. Raleigh, April 16 —Few of the truck crop®, with the exception of early May peas and atrawt>errie®, were dam aged by the freezing weather in March, least of as) the fruit crops, according to the April crop report just released by the State-Federal Crop Reporting Service of the State Department of Agriculture. The tobacco crop, however, was severely damaged by the March freez es, the report says, and inspections made since indicate a loss of about 25 pea- cent from the 1931 crop. Blue mold and the flea bug are getting into the tobacco that aurvived the freezing weather and indications are that the acreage of toe 193. crop may be re duced to only about 60 per cent of the 1931 acreage, the report indicates. LEATHER 1 FOR NORTH CAROLINA. Increasing cloudiness, slightly warmer, except near Hatteras. to night; Sunday cloudy followed hy showers in north and west por- About Quarter Os Billion Saving Estimated In Plan At Jefferson Day Dinner h "*>- I^BMIW Everybody » i i • in Cte Democratic I’ai’.t v. - a> or. ;i„i,u at t’nt Wash in on, D. C., celebration to honor the memory of Thomas Jeffer son, the greatest Democrat of them all. Above are a few of the notables who attended the brilliant Jefferson Day dinner. Top photo shows Governor Albert C. Ritchie, of Maryland, as he exchanged greeting* with Mrs. Woodrow Wilson, widow of the wartime President.* Lower panel shows Speaker John N. Garner, of Texas, apparently enjoying ” good joke. On the right is Jouette Shouse, chairman of the Demo cratic National Committee. Center is Al Smith, who did much speak ing as weli as eating. Former Governor Smith’s speech was the outstanding sensation of the affair. Huge Savings Possible Through Consolidating Executive Departments By CHARLES P. STEWART Central Pros* Staff Writer Washington, April 16. The house of representatives' economy commit tee under Congressman John McDuf fie’s chairmanship arrived at one sensible, conclusion anyway, in the course of its recent conference with President Hoover relative to reduc tion in the cost of government. An argreement was reached upon the desirability of getting all expense cuts together, in what legislators call an “omnibus bill.” and acting on them collectively, instead of trying to deal with each one separately. No governmental subdivision is without its own particular group of friends, some of them very strong and fanatical. When that subdicision's appropriation is attacked, the group especially interested in it invariably puts u pa fight in its defense, and as the group has solidarity, generate opposed to a scattered and not overly resolute opposition, it holds its ground HIGH EIGHTS FOR KIDNAPING GIVEN On 46th Day Since Lind bergh Baby Was Stolen, He’s Still Gone Hope-well. N. J., April 16 <APi 0„ the 46th day since the landbergh baby was kidnaped, the latest -high lights of the in the plot are; Rear Admiral Guy H. Burruge, of Norfolk, said John H. Curtis, of Nor folk. back from a secret mission, had made at least one contact with the kidnapers. Dean H. Dobson-Peacock, third of the Norfolk intermediaries, said they believed the child is "alive and wetl." Dr. John F. Condor, the "Jafsie," w<ho made the futile $50,000 ransom payment, said: "I'd be glad to report if I had any thing to report, but I have notoing." A young woman Who said she was friend of Cokmel Lindbergh’s mother, Greta Grey, of Minneapolis, and a visited the Lindbergh home !Mt night She emerged stating; “We're *H feel ing better.” . Two detectives then escorted her to Trenton. State pohee said She was merely “given a ride into Trenton by two detective® going off duty.” No Greta. Gray is hsted in toe Min neapolis city directory. Mrs W. H. Buckner. W. A. Butter, of Minnea polis, aunt of Cokmel LindJjergh. said she knew of no Greta Gray a® a friend of toe Lindbergh fwniljr. PUBLISHED EVERY AFTERNOON EXCEPT SUNDAY. in a majority of cases. As a whole, however, indications are that the country urgently de mands retrenchment. With this sen timent mobilized behind a single mea sure. and the multiplicity of groups resisting independently of one anoth er, thep rospect is not bad that most of them can be steam-rollered simul taneously. That it will prove possible to effect a consolidation of executive depart ments seems almost too much to hope for. although the saving would be en ormous. The White House objects strenu ously. of course, since the cabinet poitfolis within its gift are the rich est prizes an administration has to offer. Nevertheless, the government slstct e with only half its present number. For example, unofficial estimates (Continued on Page Five.) MarguedrT HONOLULU SLAYING Prosecution Seeks To Force Hand of Defense, Led By Darrow Honolulu, April 16 'AP> Immedi ate fulfillment of the defense promise to name one of the four accused per sons as the slayer of Joseph Kaha.ii awai was sought by the prO!*ecutton in the lynching case here today. Exclusion of testimony relating to wife of one and daughter of another the attack On Mrs. Thalia Massie, of the defendants with which Kaha hawai and four others were charged also wa- sought by the prosecution. Before Lieutenant Thomas H. Mas sie resumed the witness rftaud to con tinue his story, thus far principally relating to to» attack upon his wife, attorneys prepared to argue in cham bers the admissibility of testimony along that Hne. OWEN D. YOUNG”IS OPPOSED TO BONUS Washington. April 16. (APt-Owen D. Young today telegraphed Repre sentative Patman. Democrat. Texas, that, while favoring an increase In money volume, he does not consider printing currency to cash the sol diers’ bonus a "sound and helpful” method. 8' PAGES , TODAY FIVE CENTS COPY] REORGANIZATION OF WHOLE GOVERNMENT SOUGHT BY HOOVER President Wants Congress To Authorize Him To Carry It Out By Exe cutive Order FURLOUGH WITHOUT SALARY IS OPPOSED Borah Favors Slash In Sala ries Instead, While Hoover Wants Five-Day Week for Federal Employees A * Against Straight Pay Cut Proposed Washington, April 16 <AP> Savings under President Hoover's plan for re ducing government expenditures were estimated today ir. a White House me morandum at nom a portable $225,- 000,000 to *250.000.000 annually. The memorandum, as issued by J. C. Roop, budget director, explained the administration's plan to the House economy committee. Hope was rbandoned of completing a bill by- Tuesday for introduction ill tlx- House. Meanwhile, opposition to toe Hoover proposal lo furlough government em ployees without pay was expressed in a statement by Senator Borah. Re publican. Idaho. He favors a slash in saktries. The White House memorandum arg ued strongly for President Hoover's proposal for n. five-day week for gov ernment employees as a garnet ttte straight pay cut plan advocated by members of (hr economy committee. Five points In favor of the adminis tration proposal were listed. The House economy committee was told today by J. C. Roop, budget d»- jeetor, that President Hoover desired authority to mr.ke a toorough reor ganization of th e Federal govommeoi In explaining to the group belaud closed doors the admin MU at ion’s fat reaching omnibus retrenchment Mil, Root said Mr. .Hoover desired Con gress to establkih a policy of eonsoli ballon that would permit rum to carry it out ftirough executive order*. glasTbaHll h IS GIVEN APPROVAL Committee Endorses Mem sure Designated To Curb Wild Speculation Washington, April 16. <AJ »)••--,The i -tenate Banking Committee I oday ap proved the Glass banking reform bill. The measure, directed at ctirbing the use of Federal facilities f<> r specula tion. received almost unanimous ap proval in its modified form. A contest anise over thie provision to allow national bank; to have branch banks legardleas if,' State pro hibitory laws against bt inch banks. This provision was retained in the legislation, although son .e member.® reserved the right to opjxosc it on the floor. j The bill, sponsored hy Senator Glass. Democrat, Virgil fia, was modi fied to meet osme suggestions of the Federal Reserve Board, and in it-, present form is expected to receive Republica nsupport. The legislation represents almost 18 months of work by th /. banking com mittee in an effort to( modernize the national banking act. and to tighten up the Federal Reseri e and national banking systems for protection of the public. Brummitt Ciertai n He Could Win On ‘Carpetbag’ Bonds RaMigti. April fs—<APl—Attor ney General Deni tht G. Brummitt expressed the oif’inlon today that he could “beat"* any ruit the State of Colored n might Institute to attempt to flww North Caro lina to pay repudiated “carpet bagger” bonds. Mr. Brummitt said that Cuba In 1916 and Connecticut in 1926 had filed suit against the State to force pay ment of a portion of the issue, but that those suit® rwere later withdrawn A group of y«i*rsuiu> is reported to have offered ft c State of Colorado *7OO-000 of the loond* as a gift if the State will sue If orth Carolina for col lection.