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HENDERSON,
GATEWAY TO
CENTRAL
CAROLINA.
NINETEENTH YEAR
WHITNEY DEFENDS
MARKET PRACTICES
BEFORE COMMITTEE
Denies Short Selling I» De
pressing Factor In Trail
ing In The Stock
Exchange
‘BEAR HUNTERS ’ IN
SENATE HELPLESS
Get Nothing of Value Out
of Exchange President and
List of Shorts Is Available
But Not Used; No Names
of Cabinet Members Are
Revealed
Washington. April 18. <AP>
Richard Whitney, president of the
New York Stock Exchange, again to
day sparred successfully with Senate
-hear hunters" as the Senate Bank
ing CoaunJttee held In reserve a list
of short sellers.
Appealing again oetore a capacity
crowd, the 43-vear-old exchange head
defended market practices and denied
short selling was a depi easing factor.
The commission made no use of the
li>t of short skiers, furnished by
Whitney Saturday under subpoena,
and the names were withheld.
Counsel for the committee disclosed
however, that it includes names of
nationally prominent people, but said
cursory examination did not reveal
the names of any cabinet members—
as had been reported.
Whitney testified he had sold short
In the past but not within the past
nine months or a year. ,
BELID/E CDrTIS IN
[HUGHS’ HOMEi
i
One of Norfolk Intermedia.'
rie» Reported; Story To
Toledo Paper
llapewell. April 18.- <AP> John
Hiiche.- Curtis, one of the Norfolk
in'ermediaries In the Lindbergh kid
raping case, was believed to be at I
th* Isndbergh home today, though !
this was not definitely determined.
shortly before noon the automobile
owned by Edmund B. Bruce, of El
mira. N. Y.. a friend of Curtis, swung
Into the Lindbergh road and was
pa-sed through to the house by State
troopers on guard. A passenger in the
car was said by observers to resem
ble Curtis, although the identification
**» not poeitivev
TOLEDO NEWSPAPER TOLD
BABY WIIJ. BE FREE SOON
Toledo. Ohio. April 18. <AP)—ln
f»i.nation purporting to come from
one of the IJndbergh baby kidnap
er.; that the child is now in Dertoit i
and will be released within a week j
was investigated by authorities today. !
The clue was given last night in a
mysterious telephone call to the
Toledo Times by a man police tried
t” tiace. but unsuccessfully.
He said the kidnapers had come
*” a disagreement and that he wanted
Colonel and Mrs. Charles A. Lind
bergh to bo notified not to pay any
more ransom.
TliosX .lTnn772,
Salisbury Lawyer
w w
Dies at His Home
Salisbury. April 18.- (API Thomas
f I-inn, 72. dean of the Salisbury bar.
and prominent State attornery. died
here tr>day. following a week's critical
Illness.
He had been ill several years, and.
"fer an operation here a week ago,
hi> condition became worse.
Linn a native of Rowan coun
ty had held a number of public of
fices. He whs widely known over the
and his activities were varied.
•Surviving are two sons. Stable
Linn and Thomas C. Linn. Jr., a mem
l*er of the New York Times staff:
one daughter. Mias Mary K. Linn.
Mwlety editor of the Salisbury Post.
Funeral services will be conducted
from the St. John's Lutheran church
Tuesday afternoon by Dr. M. L. Stire
t»»lt. pastor Burial will be In Chest
fit Hill cemetery here.
Harwood successor
not to be chosen
Raleigh. April 18. tAPi —Governor
Max Gardner today accepted the
resignation of John H. Ha l wood a of
superior -<*uit bench, who Saturday
*>egan serving of a one-year sentence
in State Prison after pleading guilty
to mutilation of records in an em
bezzlement case against his daugh
ter. Miss Lola Harwood. The gover
nor said he would not appoint a suc
cessor at this time, as court has been
’provided with Judges for the time
being.
Htmftrrsmt ST ally Btapafrfa
ruLL ONLY DAILY NEWSPAPE R PUBLISHED IN THIS SECTION OF NORTH CAROLINA AND VISINIA. *
BSE"
TROOPS DISPERSE MINE STRIKERS
- y . f
ji.
Sight as four Ohio National
Guard comp;:ni-_\s which moved
into Cadiz. 0., ready for action
quickly dispersed a mob of 4,000
alleged strikers who planned
to march on the Somers mine
where one man had been fatally
wounded during a riot between
With Senators Stumped,
Probe Os Stock Market
Makes Little Progress
By CHARLES I*. STEWART
Central Press Staff Writer
Washington. April 18. If Prof. Al
- Einstein were called as a wit
ness to explain relativity to a congres
sional committee, one can readily im
agine that the committee would have
considerable difficulty in cross-ex
amining the professor into any ad
missions that he did not desire to
make.
The senate committee on banking
and currency is in about this fix in
dealing with its Wall Street witnesses,
in an effort to learn the real sig
nificance of the bulls' and bears'
stock exchange activities.
Committeeman Frederic C. Walcott
of Connecticut, to be sure, has had
some stock experience, but it was
MIDDLE AGED MAN
LYNCHED BY MOB
Kansan Had Confessed At
tacking and Killing of
Girl, Aged 8
St. Francis, Kansas. April 18. —
(APi Mod vengeance today claimed
the life of Richard Read. 53, confess
ed attacker and slayer of eight-year
old Dorothy Hunter.
Read, who was protected twice Sat
urday from rapidly forming mobs, by
a quick-thinking plains sheriff, was
located in the Cheyenne county jail,
where he had been hidden away.
A mob estimated at 200 heavily
armed men motored swiftly into St.
Francis late last night, seized Sheri«
A. A. Bacon and Deputy J. H. Indors,
obtained the keys to the jail and de
parted with their prisoner.
Leaving St. Francis, the automobile
caravan headed eastward toward Sel
don, 55 miles away, home of the
school girl victim and her attacker.
About midway between the two
small towns, and near Atwood, the
motorists hotted. A rope was suspend
( ed from a tree and Read was swung
I to his doom.
i SHOOTING FATAL’ 1 ~
IN SUNDAY FIGHT
Hartsvllie. S. C„ April 18.—(AP)—
A Sunday night fight on a plantation
near here ended in the shooting to
death of Lige Biddle, a farmer, who
had essayed the role of peacemaker.
Biddle was shot and killed by Clyde
Lowrey, a farmer, after Biddle had
interceded in a fight between and
Lowrey and Dewey Ransom,
HENDERSON, N. C., MONDAY AFTERNOON, APRIL 18. 1932
strikers and pickets' a few hours
before. Lower photo shows Su
perintendent W. F. Hazcn, indi
cated by arrow, gs the Somers
mine, announcing “no work to
morrow” to a group of miners.
Top photo, one of the automobiles
which was showered bv rocks.
amateruish. While he Is faJrly fami
liar with the speculative jargon, it is
obvious that he is far from competent
to spar with a professional.
There are two groups of members
of the banking and currency com
mittee.
One group, headed by Senator Wal
cott, an enthusiastic plugger for
President Hoover, desires to prove
-Chat a bear coterie-on the market has
been, an still its, persistently depress
ing stock prices, thus nullifying ef
forts of the administration to restore
moratorium, the bankers’ pool' and
the Reconstruction Finance corpora
tion. ,
The opposition group, led by Sena
tor Smith W. Brookhart, of lotya, is
(Continued oo Page Four)
THREE MEN SHOT
IN MINE TROUBLE
National Guardsmen Protect
Goodyear Property In
Eastern Ohio
Cadiz. Ohio. April 18.—(AP)—Three
men were snot as guns of Ohio Na
tional Guardsmen protected mjnes in
the eastern Ohio bituminous coal
fields today.
The three men. said to be striking
miners, were wounded after a crowd
of 400 twice stormed a barricade
erected in a road leading to the strike
ridden Somers mine of the Goodyear
Tire and Rubber Company, near
Adena. The first time the crowd re
treated after guardsmen fired into
the ground, but the second assault
was not stopped until three men fell,
all shot in the leg.
Convinced the Guardsmen intended
to halt their march, the assailants
receded and miners employed in the
• pit went to work as the soldiers stood
on guard nearby.
BELIEVE SLAYER IS
SURROUNDED BY MOB
Wftlt,rbot*o S. C, April 18— (AP) -
A posse searching for the second of
two Negroes alleged to have slain
Henry C. McMillan, white, Colleton
county farmer was reported to have
surrounded him In a swamp in upper
Colleton county.
Buster Tucker, 25, Colleton county
Negro farm hand, and one of the ac
cused slayers, was captured by Na
tional Guardsmen yesterday and
taken to the penitentiary at Colum
bia.
POLITICAL UNREST
EXPECTED TO PULL
BIG PRIMARY VOTE
Intensity of Local Contests
Will Bring Out Large
Number of Voters
In Counties
STATE CANDIDATES
FIGHT OWN BATTLE
Each of Three Aspirants for
Governor Figure Out How
Heavy Balloting Would
Inure to Their Advantage;
Vote May Exceed 350,000
Total
Dully Dispatch Hurras,
Is the Sit Walter Hotel.
IIV J. C. BAgKKKYILL.
Raleigh, April 18.—Two factors are
beginning to enter into the contest
for both the gubernatorial and sen
atorial that may have
an important bearing on the outcome
of these contests, accoi-ding to op
inion in political circles here, and
have a great deal to do with the for
tunes of the individual candidates.
The first factor is the probable size
of the vote that will be cast in the
primary, with present indications
pointing to one of the largest votes
ever cast in a primary, current pre
diction placing it at from 850,000 to
575.000 votes.
The second factor is the Harge num
ber of candidates In the field for lo
cal county offices and for the general
Assembly, which means that in a
many counties the county officials are
so busy trying to win renomination
and defeat their local opposition that
they are not going to be able ot give
any assistance to any of the guber
natorial or senatorial candidates.
Political Unrest.
The expectation of an unusually
large vote in the June 4 primary is
based upon the general political un
rest prevailing over both the State
and the nation, the desire in many
communities for a change, regardless
of whether It be for good or for
worse, and the increasing interest be
ing taken in poiitiCN and government
as a result of high taxes and the
burdensome cost of government.
These same factors are also respon
sible for the large number of candi
dates in the field, especially for local
county offices and for the General
Assembly. In turn, the Intensity of
the contests between local officials
for the nominations in almost every
county is expected- to increase the
size of the vote cast.
With regard to the campaign for
the nomination for governor, the
large vote in prospect is considered
as being more favorable to R. T.
Fountain and A. J. Maxwell than to
(Continued on Page TLree.)
CALLS MARKETING
ACT SMOKE SCREEN
Michigan Congressman In
Charlotte Address Sees
Exploitation
Charlotte, April 18.—(AP>— Repre
sentative Michael J. Hart. Democrat,
Michigan, described the cooperative
marketing fostered by the Federal
Farm Board as a "smoke screen to
cover those who are exploiting the
farmer" in an address here today.
He spoke before the convention of
the Atlantic Cotton Association, com
prised of cotton dealers in North
Carolina, South Carolina. Virginia,
Georgia. Alabama and Florida.
Asserting there was nothing left
in the marketing act but cooperative
im&rketing, he said he had no ob
jection to cooperative marketing as
such. ,
Wake Student Is
Found Badly Cut
Near the Campus
Raleigh, April 18 (AP) —Charles
E. Hopkins. 21-year-old Wake For
est College student, was in a criti
cal condition in a hosplta Ihere
today after being found In the
woods near the college with his
throat cut and wounds on his arms
und legs.
Physicians said he ha* a fair
chance for recovery.
Fellow students said Hopkins, a 1
native of Atlanta, had been suh
eet to fits of despondency and had
been under surveillance for some
time.
LEATHER
FOR NORTH CAROLINA.
Cloudy with showers la south
east portion tonight: Tuesday
cloudy, not much change in tem
perature. _
Garner Asks For Approval
Os Senate Revenue Slashes'
G. O. P. Chairman And Keynoter
m mHHH 9EBB iSi
- B M *-J|po|sfe#■***
Snail
Representatives Bprtraud Snell, lbft,
of New York and Senator L. J. Dick
inson of lowa, are expected to play Im
portant parts at the Republican na
tional convention in Chicago in June.
Congressman Snell. Republican floor
CARPETBAG BONDS
CAUSING NO WORRY
Brummitt s Conference
With Attorney May Block
Colorado Move
U«U) Dl«i»atcb lliu.vi(>i,
!■ thr Sir WuHrr Hold.
IIY J. C. iIASKItRVILL.
Raleigh. April 18.—In spite of the
revival of interest in various sections
of the country in North Carolina
"carpet bagger bonds issued by the
io-called "carpetbag" General Assem
bly of 1868. and later repudiated in
the North Carolina Constitution of
that same year. Attorney General
Dennis G. Brummitt is confident that
no new efforts to compel payment of
these bonds will prove successful and
that the State of North Carolina can
successfully defend any suit that may
be brought against it seeking to com
pel their payment, he said today.
Although Mr. Brummitt has receiv
ed no official word as yet, press re
ports indicate that the State of Col
orado is considring seeking permis
sion from the United States Supreme
Court to sue North Carolina, as the
result of an offer Y>y holders of these
repudiated bonds to give Colorado i
7700 000 worth if it will sue North
Carolina. This group is reported to
hold $3,000,000 worth of these bonds,
and would stand to gain $2,300,000 if
the State of Colorado should sue
North Carolina and succeed in com- 1
pelling payment of this issue. Mr. |
"Brummitt is not in the least worried
at the prospect of such a suit, how- j
ever.
During the past week George Gray *
Zabriskie, of the firm of Zabriskie, j
Sage. Gray and Todd. New York, was 1
in Raleigh making inquiries concern- [
ing these "carpetbag" bonds for in-:
terested holders who are clients of J
his. Mr. Zabriskie conferred with At- j
torney General Brummitt, who gave
him copies of the record and briefs
in the case of the Republic of Cuba
versus State of North Carolina, filed
in 1916 in the U. S. Supreme Court,
asking |for permission to file suit
against North Carolina to compel pay
ment of some of these old bonds. The
l
iContinued on Page Three.)
Gradual Cutting
Os Armaments Is
Given Approval
Geneva. April 18.— (AP* - A pro
posal that reduction of a'rmaments be
achieved in successive stages received
wide approval from the delegates at
the world conference here this morn
ing. and was referred to the 'confer
ence drafting committee.
The proposal, presented by Spain.
Belgium. Switzerland, Czecho-Slovakia
Denmark. Norway, Esthonia and
Uruguay, provided that successive
stages of disarming be achieved
through revision of the anrs reduc
tion convention at shut intervals.
WEEK-END ACCIDENT
DEATHS STAND AT 25
J"' ■ »
Atlanta, Ga, April 18.—(AP)—
Automobiles and trains took 17
Uvea In the South over the week
end, and other mishaps raised the
accidental death total to 31
North Carolina reported thiee.
PUBLISHED EVERY AFTERNOOM
EXCEPT SUNDAY.
Dickinion
leader, has been chosen as the per
manent chairman and Senator Dick
:nson has been selected to deliver the
keynote addreos. The G. O. P. na
tional committee on arrangements
met Saturday to make the selections.
BONUS OPPONENTS
TO PRESENT CASE
Will Have Their Day Be
fore House Committee,
Beginning Tomorrow
Washington. April 18. <AP>--Ad
vocates of passing the two billion
dollar bonus measure today closed
their case before the House Ways and
Means Committee, and opposition
testimony directed by administration
leaders and Democratic leaders
against the plan will begin tomor
row.
Advocates have spent mote than a
week in presenting their contention
that inflation of the currency to pay
the remainder outstanding on the
bonus certificates would prove a spur
to business.
Numerous representatives, both Re
publican and Democratic, have joined
veterans and leaders in favoring it.
although Democratic and Republican
leaders have expressed opposition to
it. Henry L. Stevens, national com
mander of the American Legion, has
opposed it also.
Early Arrest of
Girl’s Kidnapers
Is Now Forecast
Philadelphia. April 18. (AP) Au
thorities predicted the airest today of
a man and woman alleged to hav<
kidnaped nine-year-old Childa Drori
sky. for $50,000 ransom at Wilming
ton, Del.. Fridaj. They said they knew
the kidnapers.
Hilda was dropped from an auto
mobile at the parish home of the Rev
Joseph Tugliese here yesterday and
taken home hysterical but unharmed
Father Tugliese and police declared
no ransom was paid.
HEFLIN CONTEST IN
SENATE THURSDAY
Washington. April 18.~tAP*~The
Senate agreed today to take up the
Hcflin-Bankhead contest Thursday.
The agreement came as Senator'
Bratton, Democrat. New Mexico, fileri
the report of the elections commit
tee recommending that Senator Bank
head. Democrat. Alabama, be recog
nized as Alabama's Senator. The
election of Bankhead was contested
by former Senator J. Thomas Heflin
REQUISITION ISSUED
FOR W3CRRENTON MAN
Raleigh. April 18. (AP)--Governoi
O Max Gardner issued requisition
papers today on the governor of Vir
ginia ,for the return to Wairen coun
ty of Edward Lee Hudson, now under
arrest at Phoebus. Va.. who is want
ed to face a charge of store-breaking
ai d larceny.
terry.rawleylsuy
" "BURLINGTON PAPER
Burlington, April 18.—(AP)—R. B.
Terry and J. P Rawley. president and
publisher of the High Point Enter
prise, today acquired the controlling
Interest in the Burlington Times-
New», this City’s only daily newspaper
8' PAGES
TODAY
-
FIVE CENTS COPY)
HOUSE’S ECONOMY
i COMMITTEE FAILS
I TO REACH ACCORD
Showdown For Several Day#
Is Thus Obtained on Cut*
ting Government
Salaries
GENERAL SALES TAX
TALK HEARD AGAIN
Opponents Os Proposed Tax
On Automobiles Suggest
It In Lieu of Levy on Their
Output; Joint Commission
On Reorganization Is Fav
ored
Washington. April 18. (AP)- House
approval of all the flashes made by
The Senate in appropriation bills was
advocated today by Speaker Garner.
The Texan's statement to news
paper men came a short while after
the House economy committee h»d
failed to agree on a retrenchment
program. That postponed a showdown
for several xlays on cutting salaries
Jt government workers.
COMMITTEE TO REORGANIZE
GOVERNMENT NOW FAVORED
Washington. April 18. (AP)— The
Senate today adopted a resolution to
ruthurize a joint commission as re
commended by President Hoover to
study reorganization of the govern
ment departments.
GENERAL SALES TAX TALK
HEARD AGAIN AT CAITTOL
Washington. April 19 (API -Talk of
i general sales tax was renewed be
fore tire Senate Finance Committee
today by opponents Os the proposed
evy on automobiles.
Committee members asked that
.comparative figures be supplied to
how the estimated income from the
.ax on automobiles trucks and a<>-
essories now in the bill, and from
2 1-4 and a 1 1-2 percent general
lea tax.
A little earlier George M. Graham,
lead of the Rcp-kne Motors Corpora -
roll had led a. gioup of opponents of
he automobile sales tax in a ooncert
d drive against that levy. They said
hey favored a general sales, tax ex
cepting food and clothing, lo one which
bey contended discriminated against
their industry. (
legioTposTstog
VOTE UPON BONUS
Majority Favor Payment
Now Where Action Has
Already Been Had,
(harlot |e. April 18.— (AP*)
Their |«M«itiiin on the question of
cash payment of the “honu»” will
be recorded liy American legion
post* fln North Carolina tonight at
meeting* climaxing the Legion’s
Victory membership drive.
By order of State Commatnder
Henry C. Bourne, of the
pouts will take a vote upon the
qii«*stinn. It already has’ 'been
brought up at some posts, with
tt majority favoring payment of
the bonus. (
... j
U. S. Regulation f s
Motor Vehicles
Urged by I. C. C.
Washington, April 18.—(PVP)—
The Interstate Commerce Com
mission today recommended Fed
eral regulation of motor vd hick*
engaged in interstate corns lerce,
and that railroads and water tinea
he encouraged to use the |puhttc
highways.
The commission's daebil<i n. ’.ln
the form of recommendatio t s, are
expected to be transmit! ( d to
Congress.
four navy"yard:s
MIGHT BE CLOSED
Washington, April 18.-(AP?* The
' House naval committee Cecil Jed to
day to hold hearings on the p<«dlbility
of closing all Atlantic nava.M shore
stations except those at Ncm York.
Philadelphia and Hampton F’, oad*.
This would involve *K- clot ing of
yards at Boston. Portsmouth. N.- H.,
Charleston, S. C., and New Q rieaaa,

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