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HF.NOERSON,
'jATEWAY TO
CENTRAL
CAROLINA.
nineteenth YEAR
Five White Prisoners Saw
Out Os State Penitentiary
CLIMB DOWN ROPE
MADE OF BLANKETS
AND THEN ESCAPE
Guard Discover* Flight ot
Men Soon After They
Had Hacked Bars
In Hospital
LEAVE PRISON FROM
FRONT WALL EGRESS
No Trace Found of Five, Au
thorities Think Smuggled
Hacksaw Into Building;
One Was Committed To
Prison Only Thur*day Os
Last Week
Kilfiih April 19 <AP> - Five
wh.’.o prisoners sawed two ban* from
% (i.urih floor window at the has- j
pit.,; *t State Prison here early to
rt.,, -limbed down a blanket rope
and escaped j
.V 3" o’clock this morning the
hn pitai guard found that five men.
itir tiding one who had been in the
p f ,.„ r unty four days on a seven and
a h.iif ti> ten yeas sentence, were
••our Another prisoner said they had
ju- - .limbed out of the window, but
Th. nad made good their getaway.
Track- indicated that the men
.-l.i\eti close to the main prison build
ins t.s ’hey went around the front
of ’he prison pr.perty until they got
to ihr building closest to the outside
wail They left the prison grounds by
elinhing the low front wall No fur
ther trace of them had been found
today.
Pri*oti authorities said the men evi
dent iv had smuggled hacksaws into
the V -pital. but they were not found.
Thr»» e-c»ping were. Hubert Min
rhas en' to prison from Wayne
county ;n June. 1929. to serve ten to
I.’tear- fo>- assault and battery, with
wr»>: to kill; Robert Calloway, sent
t*> pri-oii from Buncombe county in
Se.femher, 1931. to serve 18 months
for breaking and entering; Raymond
Whi»e. received at the prison Thurs
day „f last week from Lenior county
to -me seven and a half to ten years
for bracking, enterting and larceny;
J White sent to prison from Ruther
ford county in November. 1931. to
two to five yean* for breaking and
entering; and Bennie Williams, sent
to prison from Cumberland county
io November. 1931. to serve three to
fnp >ears for breaking and entering.
OFFICERS OF A. C. L.
ARE ELECTED AGAIN
Railroad Shows Sharp De
cline in Revenues Dur
ing the Year 1931
T ’i< hmond. Va . April 19. <AP»
Ah r.fficers were re-elected and
l-'-inml L Hrrimond. New York law
p' was added to the board of di
"<-fors today at the annual meeting'
of thp stockholders of the Atlantic
C"as» i Jne
railrr>ad company.
Thf> nrw board of directors re-eleet
all officers, with Lyman Delano.
"< Wilmington, who succeeded the
•at* Henry Walters as cnairman of
thr lioard. retaining that position.
The report of the president and
directors showed that operating re
vrf"if» for 1931 were $54.088,0004.97.
JI derrexse from 1930 of $8,931,951.91.
I’ 1 ' 1 17 percent, ana were less than
any year since 1917.
‘'perating expenses for 1931 aggre
gated $43,188,470.55. a decrease of $6.-
,n *-W 9 *«. or 13.06 percent from 1930.
lower than in any year since
l!‘lk.
Cannon Ddnies He
favors Submission
of 18th Amendment
Washington. April 19 lAPi The
id«a that Bishop James Cannon. Jr..
n ' ,vr favors re-eubmission of the pro
hibition question to the public was
s ‘i'ielched by the cleric yesterday in
address before the Women's Na-
Honal Committee for Law Enforce
ment.
Because a few days ago. in Rich
mond. Bishop Cannon said he ap
proved the basal elements of former
Governor Byrd's plan for making pos
sible a direct popular vote on repeal,
modification or re-submission of the
eighteenth amendment, the noted dry
lp artp r has been interpreted wldty as
favoring an arly popular vote on the
question.
lirnbrrson Sally Hispatrh
ONLY DAILY NEWSPAPE R PUBLISHED IN THIS SECTION OF NORTH CAROLINA AND VIRGINIA.
’S rL *AWSBcffiS& ■A’ss*
Mellon Greeted in England
lip:. ' ; t»
I
TMqnjallEi. iTHfwWi
No conquering nuio or ocean ilyer ever was tendered a more enthu
siastic reception than that accorded to Andrew \V. Mellon ncwly-an
uo.nted United States Ambassador to Great Britain, on his arrival at
Southampton Eng aboard the S. S. Majestic. Photo shows Mr. Mellon
being greeted by Councillor F. Woolley, Mayor of Southampton, who
dressed up in his robes and chain of office for the occasion.
Japanese Troops Rushed
Northward In Manchuria
Fresh Outbursts by Chinese
Insurgents Reported; *
Troop Movement Not
Caused by Any Friction
With Soviets, Japanese Of
ficials Declare
Mukden. Manchuria. April 19.
<AP) - Fresh outbursts of insurgent
activity in the district around Cheng
chiatun, Paonan and Tunliao, caused
Japanese military officials to rush
reinforcements northward today from
the territory southward to Mukden
to strenthen northern garrisons.
Officials said that these re-distri
butions of troops were due entirely
to the activities of the Chinese in
surgents, and were in no way con
nected with the reported friction be
tween Japan and Soviet Russia over
questions concerning the Chinese
eastern railway.
A dispatch to the Rcngo News
Agency from Chientao said the Japa
nese expedition clashed with 200 in
surgents neat Paitsaokow yesterday,
and. after a two-hour battle, the
Chinese fled, leaving 30 dead on the
field. The Japanese losses were given
as two killed and ten wounded.
Special V enire
To Try Couple In
Buncombe County
Asheville. April 19 (AP) -A special
venire of 100 waa ordered in superior
court here today for possible jury duty
in the case of Morris and Margaret
fcrooks, ehargde with murdering eight
year old Willie Mae Mashtoum.
A coroner's jury recently found that
the child who made her home with
the Brooks, died March 16 as a result
of <wuelty and lack of attention from
the Brooks.
PATROLMAN BADLY
BEATEN UPON ROAD
South Carolina Highway Officer Left
By Roadside By Assailants Who
Make Escape
Manchester, S. C-, April 19.—fAPl
Three unidentified men attacked
and severely heat State Highway Pa
trolman Leo Jenkins on a highway
about a mile south of here today and
fled, leaving the officer beside the
road.
Jenkins told officers he was cruis
ing alone when he saw a light coach
carrying a North Carolina license
wabbling as If the driver were drunk.
H estopped the car. told the driver
he was under arrest and was putting
him into the police car. when the
men. two companions, struck him
with some blunt instrument,
HENDERSON, N. C., TUESDAY AFTERNOON, APRIL 19, 1932
Committee Okays
Loan Bank Bill
Washington, April 19.—(AP)—
President Hoover'* home loan hank
hill waa approved today by a House
banking sub-committee.
Representative Reilly, Democrat,
Wisconsin, chairman of the sub
committee, said thero were no fun
damental changes In the form of
the liill as recommended by the
President and introduced by Rep
resentative I,lice. Republican, Mas
sachusetts.
JAPAN HAS SOUGHT
MANCHURIA RUES
Chinese High Official Says
She Has Long Had De- r
signs on Region
BY .JAMES P. HOWE.
Peiping. China, April 19. (API
Japan for years has sought to bring
Manchuria under some such control
as she now exercises there through
the new federated government of
Henry Pu-YI, Marshal Chang Hsiao
Liang told me today.
The Japanese plans go back as far
as the rule of his father Chang Se
Tsolin, he said, and the “open hos
tility" date back more than three
years to the time when he himself
had the Nationlist flag of the Kuom
intang hoisted over Mukden and
other principal cities.
The |raising of the Chinese Na
tionalist flag, signifying his decision
to unite the Manchurian government
with that of ihe National government
at Nanking, took place, he said, in
the face of specific warnings from
Japanese army officers.
It was the first interview the young
marshal has given since the League
of Nations inquiry commission ar
rived in China. Since the commis
sion has been here. Marshal Chang
has been the chief witness at its ses
sions. detailing the incidents which
led to the seizure of Mukden last
September and the subsequent Japa
nese campaign.
BILL TO STABILIZE
DOLLAR INTRODUCED
Washington. April 19.—(API—A bill
to direct the Federal Reserve Board
to stabilize the dollar on the basis
of its 1926 value was introduced to
day by Senator Fletcher, Democrat
Florida.
MOST CANDIDATES
HAVE NOW FILED
ENTRANCE NOTICE
All Three Gubernatorial
Contestant* Have Paid
Fee; Reynolds U To
File Any Day
FRIDAY MIDNIGHT
IS THE ZERO HOUR
All of Ten Congressmen
Have Filed Notices, And
Only Two of Them, Aber-|
nethy and Weaver, Have
Opposition; Entries In New
Sixth District Made
Ilnur Dlifalrk Hurra a.
In Ihr sir \\ nltrr Hotel .
HV J. H ASH KIIV 11,1,.
Raleigh. April 19* The only candi
dates for the Democratic nomination
for major offices the June 4 pri
mary who have not yet formally filed
with the State Board of Elections and
paid the filing fee*, are Robert R.
Reynolds, of Asheville, one of the five
seeking the nomination for the Unit
ed States Senate from Senator Cam
eron Morrison; J. Q. Gilkey of
Marion, opposing Congressman Ze
bulon Weaver for the eleventh dis
trict nomination for Congress, and
R. Lawrence, of Winston-Salem, who
has been a candidate for th** nomina
tion for commissioner of labor. John
Bob Baggett, who for a while was
supposed to be a candidate for at
torney general, also has not filed, but
few expect that he will actually be
come a candidate now.
The last date on which candidates
may file for congressional or State
offidcs is midnight Friday, April 22.
This leaves four days yet for those
who have not yet filed to pay their
fees and get on the primary ballot.
In the contest for the nomination
for the U. S. Senate, Senator Cam
eron Morrison. Frank D. Grist and
Tam C. Bowie have filed for both the
short and long terms, while a new
comer to the senatorial contest. Ar
thur Simmons, of Efeirhngton. has also
filed as a candidate for the Demo
cratic nomination. George W. De-
Priest. of Shelby, has filed as the
Republican candidate for the sena
torial nomination. Reynolds is ex
pected to file any day now as a Dem
ocratic candidate tor both the short
and long terms.
In the contest for the nominations
for the House of Representatives in
Congress, all of the State’s ten pre
sent congressman have filed for re
election. So far, only two of these ten
congressmen have opposition, al
though there Is a hot fight on in the
next sixth district for the nomination
there. The two congressman having
opposition are Charles L. Abernethy
of the third district, who is being op
posed by Sla’c Senator Rivers D.
Johnson, and Representative Zebulon
Weaver, of Asheville, the tenth dis
trict, who is being opposed by C. S.
Davis, of Asheville, who has already
filed against him. J. Quince Gilkey,
of Marion, is also expected to file for
the nomination against Weaver in
the tenth district.
In tl\e new sixth district, tnree can
didates have already filed for the
congressional nomination, ith two or
three others expected to get on the
list before it closes Friday night.
Those already in are J Clyde Ray. of
Hillsboro, and Charles T, LeVines. of
Greensboro, and William B. Umstead,
(Continued on Page Two)
SIXTH MAN IS OUT
FOR LABOR OFFICE
Raleigh, April 19.—(AP) B. Fritz
Smith, former Trinity College now
Duke University, football star, and
reading clerk In the 1931 State Sen
ate. today formally announced his
candidacy for the State commissioner
of labor, subject to the Democratic
primary. His entry Is the sixth for
the office which Frank D. Grist is
vacating to seek a seat in the United
States Senate.
DRIVE FOR" JOBS
IS 531,218 TOTAL
New York. April 19 (AP)—The
United Action campaign for a mil
lion joba for the joblow reported
continued progress today. Officials
said that 87 communities report
ed 9,378 wage earners put back to
work yesterday bringing the total
to dat« to SSIJIB.
WALNUT COVE HAS
DISASTROUS BLAZE
Walnut Cove. April 19 <AF) — Fire
of undetermflived origin here early to
day destroyed four buildings valued at
SIO,OOO in the heart of the town.
HEATHER
FOR NORTH CAROLINA.
Fair tonight; Wednesday in
creasing cloudiness, possibly fol
lowed by shower* in the extreme *
southwest portion; not much
4 change la temperature.
U. S. Debt Payment Omitted
By British Budget, But Pay
Is Expected By Washington
‘WET’ PETITIONS FLOOD CONGRESS
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Pretty Phyllis StoflTel, who comes
from Ohio, is shown holding some
of the “wet" petitions presented
to congress containing the nn ne»
I Robinson Blocks
Pritchard’s Case
Washington, April J 9
.Senator Robinson, Democratic lead
er In the Senate, today blocked
consideration of ,a resolution to
consider the Pritchard-Balley con
test of North Carolina.
Chairman Shortrldge submitted
the election committee’s report re
commending consideration of the
contest brought against the elec
tion of Senator Bailey, Democrat,
North Carolina, hy George M. Prit
chard.
He asked for Its Immediate con
sideration, hut Robinson objected.
The contest was referred to the
commitele originally on Robinson's
motion to determine whether It
warranted the consideration of the
committee.
ANII SALOON BODY
MAY HAVE TO QUIT
Lack of Funds Seriously
Crippling Organization
In North Carolina
Raleigh, April 19 (AP)--The North
Carolina Anti-Saloon League is se
riously threatened with having com
pletely to stop its activities due to
decreased receipts. Rev. C. A. Up
church, State superintendent, said to
day.
Annual collections to finance the
work of the organization, which op
erates exclusively on current receipts
from voluntary contributions, have
decreased almost three-fourths dur
ing the last six years.
The extensive program outlined by
the League will have to be materially
curtailed or abandoned unless pro
hibitionists of the State rally to the
cause. Mr. Upchurch said.
In 1926 the first year of Mr. Up
church's superintendency, collections
by the League totalled $11,771. but
last year they were only $2,949.
METHODIST WOMEN
START CONVENTION
Br. Gilbert Rowe, of Duke University.
To Deliver Opening Sermon To
night At Wilson
Wilson. April 19 < AP) —Dr. Gilbert
T. Rowe, of Duke University, wUS de
liver the opening sermon qt the 20th
annual convention of the Wooten’s
ndsoonary society of the North Caro
lina Conference of the Methodist
Episcopal Church, South, here tonight.
Committee meetings this afternoon
were forerun nert. of the night ses
-01011 • ; l- —.
PUBLJ3HKD EVERY AFTBRNOON
EXCEPT BUNDAT.
|of 5,000,000 persons. Tit _• ;.cti
| lions contain signatures of per
sons in 32 .-tales and 319 eorv
! ercssionnt distri t-
'EMBASSIES MAY GO
AS ECONOMY MOVE
Uncle Sam May Close Num-
I erous Foreign Posts To
Save Costs
BUDGET SHARPLY CUT
stimoon Informs Senator Aie>oliile
Elimination in Some Instances
Would Be Bettpr Than So
Much Trimming
By CHARLES P. STEWART
Central Press Staff Writer
Washington. April 19. • One good
thing about the state department is
that it is comparatively in-expensive
speaking, of course, in terms of
millions, as it naturally is necessary
to do in any discussion of items of
governmental expense.
It is. in fact, the least expensive
of all executive departments except
the department of labor, which had
only $14,994,200 allotted to it for the
fiscal year 1931-'32. against $18,506,-
.106.34 for the department of state.
Therefore it follows htat sugges
tions looking toward state depart
ment economise cannot possibly run
to such fancy figurs as it is perfect
ly practical to mention in a consid
eration of reduction in. say, the navy
department's $343,000,000 estimate of
its 1932-33 requirements. A sum equal
to the state department's whole ap
propriation could be cut from the
navy department at the sacrifice of
a single cruiser.
If, however. Uncle Sam's aim U to
save as much as he can, with a mini
mum of loss in what he is getting
for it. It is difficult to think, off
hand, of any department on which
he can save a larger percentage than
in the state department.
Outside a tolerably top-heavy staff
in Washington, the state department's
personnel consists, as most folk doubt
(Continued on Page Two)
PLEA ts MADE FOR
CONDEMNED NEGRO
j Fannie Griffin Under JSentevice Tto Die
In Chair Friday; May OH
Reprieve Before Then
Raleigh. April 19. <AP(— Tyre C.
Taylor, executive counsel. today
heard coundfel for Bennie Griffin, Dur
bam Negro, under sentence of elec
trocution from Ofonge county, plead
for clemency for the man..
Mr. Taylor did not make known his
decision, 1 . t>ut it appeared likely that
at< least' a temporary postponement
in the execution of the Negro set for
Friday, would be granted.
Griffin was convicted of murdering
Mclver Trice. Two appeals to the su
preme court have been refused.
8' PAGES
, TODAY
FIVE CENTS COPlfl
MORATORIUM NOT 1
TO BE PROLONGED
SENATOR ASSERTS
Reed of Pennsylvania Say*
If Any Hint Ha* Been
Given, He Knows
Nothing About It
PAYMENTS NOT DUE
UNTIL IN DECEMBER
Say* He 1* Convinced Great
Britain Will Meet Her Ob
ligation* Here; British
Budget Balanced; Chan
cellor Says Worst of Stress
Over
Washington. April 19 (API Failure
ut the new British budget to provide
for war debts end reparations pay
ments brought a quick denlarutlon
today from Senator Reed, of Penn
sylvania. and admirusinatloo spokes
men, that this government expected to
make Che deb*, collection.
Foreign nations do not have to
make any debt payments to the Unit
ed States under the one year morato
rium uutil next December, end if
there is any hint of a continuation of
that moratorium, as suggested in The
British budget, senator Reed said he
did not know of it. He called lack
night at the White Hfeuae.
Speaking of the floor. Senator Reed
said:
"I am convinced the British are
hone:*, and that, provision will be
made for the payments to us in De
cember and in June next year.
“I am perfectly certain that no re
-ponsible American offlebd has given
our British friends any reason
think these payments wtll nut be ex
oeoted to be made.”
I »w» •
BRITISH HU IK, FT bAUANCKi.; '
HULIKVK WORST HAS KNilKl)
I*«ndon. April 19 <AP>~Great Bri
tain has balanced the budget with a
-urplu-s of 796.000 pgundij, approxi
mately $3,000,000.
Neville Chanaberlain. chancellor of
the exchequer, informed Parliament
in hi* budget speech today that there
will be no Qelief for the income tax
payer this year, and that the beer tax
will remair at its present level. TCius
the taxpayer will have to stagger
(-■Jong under his present burden for
another year.
Thr chancellor of the exchequer ex
pressed the hope that the won* of
G, eat Britain's economic depression
\» over.
A •
TILLETTISPUf i'
ON G.O.P. TICKET
r
Charlotte Man Run* For
Lieutenant Governor In
Place of Jackson
Greensboro, April 19. (AP) -W. H.
Foster, secretary of the State Repub
lican Executive Committee, itafd tie
day that Boone Tillett. Charlotte at
torney. will make the race irxr lieute
nant governor in the electron next
fall.
Foster’s announcement wo* made
after he had talked with Tillett on
long distance telephone.
The Charlotte man will fil! the
place on the G. O. P. St rite ticket
left vacant yesterday by th*» decision
of Brownlow Jackson, of Henderson
ville, not to run.
Jackson was nominated as the run
ning mate for Clifford Fi;azier the
Republican gubernatorial (candidate,
as the State convention in Charlotte
last week.
Tillett opposed Jackson ifi the con
vention voting; hut was d g feared.
Jackson said yesterday the pres
sure of official and privatJ* busine*c
made it undesirable for hi: i to enter
the race.
STATE~FUNERAL TOR
SENATOR HARRIS, GA.
Washington. April 19.—CAP)— The
.Senate today ordered a StJate funeral
for Senator William J. Harris, of
Ceorgia. to be held In the Senate
ohamber at 11 a. m tomorrow, carry
ing out the wishes of th* widow.

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