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China Will Accept
Withdrawal Plans,
Bat Japs Decline
Resolution Prepared by Lea
gue of Nation* Commit,
tee 1* Agreed to
at Nanking
I i
Opposes Fixing of Date For
Withdrawal of Troop*
From Shanghai; Japanese
Budget for Year Call* For
Increase for |ts Military
N-tukins. April 20. 'AP> China
},, tn accept Ihe draft re
_,,lntt..n <•!! withdrawal of troops from
(As .'h.»ns;h.»i area prepared by the
~f Nations committee of 19.
„ f,. r ri2ii office spokesman announced
p, vv \V Yen. China's represen
,.,(ivo oti 'he league Council, has
K ti tiv-M acted accordingly.
4 \l*\\ VA 11.1. NOT AGRCK TO
T»livii April 2" iAP» It was!
s'col "i good authority today that i
J,;un will rvt agree to the draft re-j
„,;uof the League of Nations !
committee of 19 dealing with the
Ni.>la(‘«n?>e dispute, and will ob
yr, m any provision for permitting
a mive>l rommittee to fix the date of
wi*Mt»wal of Japanese troops from
*»lvu jtui
Th* wvr office t«>day fixed 205.000.-
•»» \cr. a* the amount of the supple
mentin' military estimates the gov
einmen’ intends to introduce at the
-[m-cm! region of the diet which will
rumen* .Way 23- The estimates are to
cum thf cost of military operations
in Vviirhuna and at Shanghai from
June 1. 1932. to March 31. 1933-
Bi<; Closed Bank
In South Carolina
To Pay 18 Percnt.
OvuKton. H. C. April 20. <AP> -
A cmM)li'!ated bank examiner’s re
tt-ri filed in Federal court here to
tl: \ rdimates the closed 44-branch
i'fv|ii»s stale Bank of South Carolina
*•11 [>■»> unsecured creditors and de
p-ifur* a return of 18.4 percent.
Th* examiners place the amount
<lu* unsecured creditors and de-
P«'Mbits as of January 29. shortly
after the bank closed, at $10,924,891-
"8 They estimated the net total left
f-r return at $2,011.46*16
Application of the usual rules, the
rM»>i! -aid, "shows a return to un
sc'-,iitw| creditor* and depositors of
18.1 percent."
Cleveland. Ohio. April 20. -<APt—
-5.1 * Catherine Jones. 28. a divorcee
"h.. worked as an investigator for
P"\'it ( . detective agencies, was beaten
H|, f kicked to death today in the
hutlwav «,f an East Side apartment.
Ihi.u mPn running from the building
w,| e halted by patrolmen and later
~f 'hem was identified by two
"M'UHants of the japartment house
” * they saw kicking Mr*.
Unsuccessful Attempt From
Ambu*h~To Kill Monck’* j
Corner Man
'"tick -. Corner. S. C.. April 20. —
' I '' Amtoisher* riddled the auto
rn.’hi te of <; ip nil D McKnight. the
* v, n>: iif he|| hole swamp,” with bul
-1.1, early today In an unsuccessful
to kill him
"nly one bullet struck McKnight,
" merely grazed his arm.
■'irk night, his automobile riddled
*" h buckshot and rifle buliets. rode
Monck* Corner to report the
fmhush attempt to officers.
l l'‘ said he was on his way from
b'- home in Monck's Corner to his
s, ‘>ic at Huger, about 16 miles dis-
Uiii At Alligator bridge, about half
Huger, he said, un armed man
■'•epped j n t 0 road.
McKnight said he expected trouble
And speeded up hi* car. Just as he
did. six other men appeared, he said,
and l>egan firing.
He left the place at top speed, he
aid. only one bullet striking him. It
inflicted a flesh wound ip theleftarm.
When McKnight reached here, cit
uens counted 40 buckshot boles and
Hirer r 'He bullet holes In his car.
hirteen of the buckshots went thro
ugh the door of the car near where
be was sitting. The three rifle shots
*ent through the wiodsbitld.
Until wamt Bally Dispatch
Japs “Lone fciagle n
Regarded by his countrymen as
the “Lindy” of Japan, Captain
Seiji Yoshiwara, who tus come to
the United States to prepare for
his trans-Pacific flight to Japan,
is shown at New York soon after
his arrival. Captain Yoshiwara has
brought a Cutty Sark flying boat
to America and will use it in his
attempt next month Japanese
newspapers offer a S’2r>,OOQ prize
* for the flight.
Demurrer of University Ob
tained In Lower Court
Upheld at Raleigh
Woman Hekl Not f*roper Party For
Suit To damages; Alleged MuU
luU«n of Child'* Body dur
ing Autopsy Performed
Raleigh. April 20. -<AP) Tnt State
Supreme Court today handed down
13 opinions, ruling in a Pitt county
appeal that physical presence of a
person when something Is stolen is
not necessary In order to convict of
In the case of C. H. Stephenson and
his wife. Minnie Dhu Stephenson, on
the appeal from Durham county of
the wife from a court order sustain
ing a demurrer of Duke University
that the feme was not a proper party
to & suit for damages for the mutil
ation of the body of their child, the
court held that the father -ould en
ter /suit for damages but not the
mother and sustained the demurrer.
Stephenson filed suit against Duke
for damages occasioned by the mutil
ation of the body of his child in an
autopsy performed allegedly without
his permission, and iater his wife was
made a party to the suit.
Justice Adams wrote the court’s
opinion sustaining the lower court
in its ruling that the wife could not
sue and said trrat the identical ques
tion had never before been decided in
this State.
Mysterious Explosion Oc
cur* and Shot* Fired,
But No One Hurt
Cadiz. Ohio. April 20. (APl—Fresh
disturbances broke out today in the
eastern Ohio coal fields, where min
ers are on strike in protest against
wage reductions.
A mysterious explosion shook the
village of Jewett, ten miles north of
here, about 1 a. m. today, but ap
parently did no damage.
Sixty miles to south in Noble coun
ty, nearly 200 strike sympathizers a
few hours later attempted unsuccess
fully to prevent 200 non-Btrikers from
going to work at the Caldwell mine,
near Caldwell. The strikers were dis
persed by Sheriff Clayton McKee and
six deputies with a machine gun, al
though no shots were fired.
A group of strikers was reported
earlier on the march in Guernsey
county, but authorities there were
unable to locate them.
Six shots were fired mear the Tasa
mine, a short distance from Jewett,
but National Guardmens at the shaft
reported no one was hit. They were
unable to discover who did the shoot
ing. _ _ .
Mine Prober
HHlff -
Undaunted by the void reception
which has been accorded to other
would-be investigators, Helen
Hsick, pretty co-ed at the Uni
versity of Pittsburgh plans to
lead a delegation of Pitt students
into Kentucky to investigate mine
conditions there. Incensed by the
treatment meted out to other
student visitors to the troubled
regions. Miss Heiek is determined
*o give full publicity to prevail
ing conditions in the cos) fields;
$68,332 REFUND TO
Maxwell Acts On Brum
mitt’* Advice In Declin.
ing to Make Rebate
Claim Havd Upon Interest Paid Rey
nolds In IR2X by Federal Gov
ernment «.n Over-AsMws
nicnU fur Taxes
llnll) llUimlfh II ■-«-n
fii (ke Sir V% wllrr ffofr*
in J, I . JiAHKKIIY IL*la.
Kulclgh, Apri,’ 20. Application by
the R J. Reynolds Tobacco Company,
of Winslou-Salena, for a refund of
*fi8.3322R in taxes paid to the State
in 1928. has been refused by Commis
sioner of Revenue A. J. Maxwell, on
the advice of Attorney General Den
nis G. Hrummitt, whereupon the to
bacco company appealed from Com
missioner Maxwell’s decision to the
Superior Court in Forsyth county, it
ivas announced here today.
The application for this refund of
ifi8.332.28 was filed in March. 1931. and
asks the return of this sum with in
terest from March 15, 1928. when it
was paid. The application was based
upon the interest paid to the R. J.
Reynolds Tobacco Company during
the year 1927 by the Federal govern
ment on tax refunds made because
of over-assessments of income and
war profits taxes for the years 1918
to 1926, inclusive. The State of North
Carolina held that these refunds re
presented income and insisted upon
the payment of the State Income tax
on these amounts, in 1928, the pay
ment amounting to the $68,332.28 In
The Reynolds company maintained
that under Section 317 d of the North
Carolina Revenue Act, if was entitled
to a refund of the tax paid on the
toto! amount of the refund It re
ceived from the Federal government,
since this section of the Revenue Act
says that "intrest upon the obliga
tions of the United States or its pos
session, or the State of North Caro
lina or of a political uub-ivision there
of' shall not be included as a part
(Conti aued on Page Six)
Subpoenas Issued
For Short Sellers
In Stock Exchange
Washington, April —(AIM—
Subpoena* for a score of traders
and broker* whose names appear
on the list of short sellers fur
nished by the New York Stock
Kxchange were issued today by
the Senate Banking Committee.
The names of those called were
not made public, hut they were
selected from among the bigger
traders on the list of shorts turn
ed over to the committee by
Richard Whitney, president of the
North Carolina
Is Now Healthier
Than Ever Before
Winston-Salem, April 20,—(AP)
—Dr. James M. Parrott, secre
tary of the State Board of Health
told the North Carolina Medical
Society here today That North.
Carolina Is healthier than It has
ever been.
Dr. Parrott’s address featured
the final morning of the 79th an
nual convention, which will close
late today with election of of
Many of His Friend* Think
Hi* Presence Will Turn
Tide Again Defi
nitely to Hikn
One Theory Is Grist, Bowie
and Reynolds Have, Re
tarded Each Other as Much
a* They Have Morrison,
But Latter’s Friend* Are
Confident for Him
llnllr UUpntvk llurrim,
la Ike Sir Waller llatrl.
IIV J. P. It ksKKII \l 1,1.
Raleigh, April 20,- The return of
Senator Cameron Morrison to the
State today for three more campaign
speeches and for personal contact
with both his friends and enemies, is
regarded here as being both timely
and significant. Timely, because dur
ing the past two weeks Morrison’s
friends have been getting more and
more discouraged and his opponents
more and more jubilant, largely be
cause of the steady hammering that
has been given him by three of his
four opponents for the nomination
for the Senate. Significant, because
many of his friends believe Morrison
will be able to turn the tide that
lately has been seeming to go against
him and again take the lead in the
race for the senatorial nomination.
Senator |Jorrison will speak to
night in Wilmington, Thursday night
in Fayetteville and Friday night In
I-umberton. In addition to the con
tacts resulting from these speeches.
Morrison will, of course, hold numer
ous conferences with his friends and
supporters from all the counties sur
rounding those in which he will
speak. These conferences and con
tacts will undoubtedly go a long way
toward building back some of the
sections of his fences which his op
ponents are said to have torn down
during the last tafro*weeks br so.
As a result, the Morrison stock has
already gone up considerably higher
than it has been for at least two
weeks and his friends here are much
more optimistic. They maintain that
the bombardment which Robert R.
Reynolds, Frank 1). Grist and Tam C.
Bowie have been aiming at Morrison
for the past three weeks has been
exceedingly noisy and it has caused
a lot of smoke. But when this smone
has cleared away, it is going to be
found that Reynolds. Grist and Bowie
have landed as many if not more
shots in each other’s territory than
in Morrison's and that few of the
Morrison supporters have been chang
ed or won over as a result of this
A good many of Morrison’s friends
also maintain that at no time during
the past two or three weeks has the
situation been as dark as many have
believed or as quite a number have
pictured it to Morrison, and main
tain that some individuals have been
trying to make the situation appear
much worse than it has really been,
for reasons that are not difficult to
figure out. At least, Morrison has
decided to come back down here for
a few days and give the situation a
personal once-over before placing too
much credence In the reports that
have been sent or taken to him.
Despite the losses which Morrison
is said to have suffered the past two
or three weeks, even his opponents ad
mit that he will undoubtedly be high
man in the primary, and that the
only thing now is the size of his mar
gin and who will be In second place.
His friends agree, however, that Mor
rison has little more than the pos
elbiilty of a chance to be nominated
In the flret primary and that a second
primary will probably be necessary.
A few of tbe Reynolds supporters
maintain that “Our Bob” has a
chance to win the nomination in the
first primary, but the majority agree
that the best they hope for is to have
(Continued on Page Three.)
Slayer of Wife’s
Mother Is Suicide
Wayne*vUle, Aprit Wk—(AIM—
Tom Justice, sought for slaying hi*
mother-in-law, shot himself to
death in Haywood county early to
Justice killed Mr*. Alice Cook,
hi* mother-in-law, at her home in
Canton last Friday during a quar
rel after going there for hi* wife.
A continuous search for him, night
and day, had been under way.
The hunted man'* body was
found in a remote section of the
county. He had left several letter*,
hut officer* would not reveal their
Partly cloudy tonight and
Thursday; not uiOch change In
temperature. -
New Tariff Drive Starts
In Congress, While Bonus
Foes Press Their Claims
■Vw i
k Jml.
jjpr 1
Gov. Franklin D. Roosevelt is
snapped, right, in his private car
chatting with Richard E. Dough
erty, vice president of the New
York Central railroad, upon leav
ing Albany for St. Paul to make
Sensation Likely
In Stocks Inquiry
Washington, April 20. (Al*)—lm
portant development* in the stock
market investigation of the Senate
Banking Committee are expelled
after hearings are resumed tomor
row morning.
Within a few days, said Chair
man Norbeck, Republican, South
Dakota, the committee will develop
“something interesting.” At the
same time, lie promised that iri due
time the entire list of hear traders
named In the April 8 records of
24,000 short sales on the New York
Stock Exchange would lie made
Public Endorses Disposition
of Cases of Judge
And Daughter
Unity Dlxpaack Hnrrnn,
In Ihr Sir Wnlter Hotel.
Raleigh, April 20. —While there were
some who at first were Inclined to
criticize State and Attorney General
Dennis G. Brummitt and his assis
tants for having been too severe with
Judge John H. Harwood, especially
when it was learned that he has been
disbarred and sent to the State Pri
son, most of this criticism has now
disappeared since the facts have be
come better known.
It is now definitely known that At
torney General Brummitt. Assistant
Attorney General A- A. F, Seawell
and Assistant Attorney General Wat
ter D. Siter, who prepared the case
for the State against Judge Harwood
and his daughter. IjoJa, maintained
from the first that when Judge Har
wood pleaded guilty to mutilation of
the State’s records that he automa
tically pleaded guilty to a felony be
cause of the circumstances surround
ing the crime, despite the fact that
Section 4255 defined mutilation of
records a misdemeanor. For a subse
quent section in the Consolidated
Statutes, supported by Supreme Court
decisions, stipulates that any crime
"done in secret or with intent to de
fraud” even though originally defined
as a misdemeanor, automatically be
comes a felony, and that the felon
may be sentenced either to the roads
or to the State Prison. Neither Judge
Devin nor counsel for Harwood knew
of these other statutes at first, but
when their attention was called to
them by Attorney General Brummitt,
agreed with him.
As a result both Attorney General
Brummitt- and his assistant* as well
as Judge Devin were powerless to
stay Harwood’s disbarment, ainoe the
law requires that any lawyer, con
victed of a felony, must be disbarred
from further practice of his profes
sion. So when Attorney General
oo Page
one of the keystone speeches to ins
campaign for the Democratic pres
idential nomination. Much inter
est was attached to Roosevelt’s
first campaign speech outside of
his own state.
Witness Describes Whipping
of Girl By Brooks In
Little Girl Was ”l'uny and Weak" a*d
Was Forced to Wash Clothe*
Day Before Her Death
lain March 15
Asheville, April 20. ~fAP> A story
of Mrs. Margaret Brooks making her
eight-year-old foster daughter stand
up in the floor while she whipped her
for exercise was told today in her
trial with her husband, Morris
Brooks, for murder as a result of
the child’s death
The account of the whipping and
other cruelty was given by Calvin
Cutshaw, brother-in-law of the de
fendant, who said he lived in thr
house for one week prior to the death
of Willie Mae Mashburn, the little
Cutshaw testified the girl was
"weak and puny” and was forced to
wash clothes the day before she dieo
last March 15.
A coroner’s jury found the child’s
death was caused by neglect and
cruelty. An examination of the body
disclosed tbe girl was suffering be
fore death from an advanced lung
infection which followed pneumonia.
$400,000 Shortage iaiq
Is Shown In Audit
In Virginia County
Richmond, Va., April 20. fAP>- I
State Auditor T. Coleman Andrew*
today advised Governor Pollard that
the total shortage revealed in audios
of Arlington county officials amoujit
ed to more than $400,000.
He asked the governor to re<(uest
that a representative of the attrxrney
general’s office be sent there tr» take
legal steps to protcl the intre'jsts of
the commonwealth, the county and
others Interested.
Decision Likely
By Tomorrow On
, Mooney’s Pardon
San Francisco. April ‘iff. — tAP>
—Governor -fames Both, .Jr., ex
pect* to mukfe known his decision
on the pardon application of
Thontaa J. Mowev tomorrow, tie
fore leaving for Richmond, Va.. to
attend a governor*’ conference.
He said he would announce hi*
finding* in '.he case of the con
victed boiu’jcr of the 191« pre
pareduces day parade here “a*
soon aa possible after noon.’’
He said: “There are still some
matters under investigation.”
Like Copper Advocate*,
Claim They Are Hard Hit
and Need Relief
From Foreigner*
Blamed by Him on "Lot of
Self-Appointed Political
Leaders ’; Say He Repre
sents Veteran* for Reduc
ing Cost of Peace; Hinet
and Dawes Follow
Washington. April 20. (API—A
new tariff drive opeivi-d before the
Senate Finance Committee today with
(he appearance of a group of west
erners to lay down thrHr argument In
behalf of import taxer on lumber and
Like the copper tariff advocater.
who appeared ycuierday, they said
their Industry waa hard hit and the
duties were needed to hold back
eign competition ' and retain Jobs for
American workmen.
Arguments Ryr the levy were pre
sented by several 15-minute speaker*
who appeared, in the stream of wit
nesses that c&mem to oppose the
sporting good* and other taxes writ
*en into the billion dollar revenue
Washington. April 20. -(AP)—De
mand for payment of the two bil
lion dollars outstanding on the v«t
cians’ certificates were blamed to
day by Colonel benjamin Castle, of
New York, upon a "lot of self-ap
pointed political leadtia.”
He made the statement »n a brief
hearing by the House Ways and
Means Committee, sayierg he repre
sented the veterans committee for
reducing th ecost of peace.
Brigadier-General Frank T. Hines
will tell the committee tomorrow of
the possible effects to be expected
from the payment, and Charles G.
Dawes head of th*; Reconstruction
Corporation, will Testify Friday in
opposition to the payment.
Bill To Abolish
Oath l?o Crown Is
Pasf/ed In Ireland
Dublin, Irish Free SLste?*~
2M.—<AP|—President tannin da
\ alera’s, bill to abolish the oalh
of alir’x-'.ance to tbe Briti*h crown
was p j ssed on first reading with
out a division in the Dail today.
Th#s had been expected, but a
critic ;il vote is looked for when
the 'hill comes up for second read
ing, next Thursdav.
f’rewldent de Valera contend*
thfat b\ moving to abolish the oath
hi the crown, lie i* carrying out
t. mandate from the people who
elected him to office.
Convention Told Economy
At Cost of Protection Is
Bad Judgment |
Washington, April 2<> »APi-»Urg-
Ing the Hale and Vinson bill* for
navy building before the eontiSneial
congress of the Datighieis of the
American Revolution. Mr*. Fted C
Morgan today pronounced econodry at
the cost of protection "a wanton, lack
of judgment."
Mr*. Morgan, legislative ebafirman
of the Daughters, Baid Congretr* was
so engrossed In* budget balancing that
other measures were delayed or for
gotten. She catalogued a long list of
measures sponsored by the D. Jv R.
that had gotten nowhere. Great, Bri
tain and Japan, she said, had bgan
building to London treaty stmngtb
while the United States Navy was
being allowed to “go iuto olwulks
cence.” ,

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