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gateway to CENTRAL CAROLINA. I NINETEENTH YEAR EMUS NOW EXPECTED TO BE PRIMARY LEADER J Maxwell Second and Then Fountain L The Way Ra leigh Dopesters Fig ure It Out MORRISON LEADER FOR SENATE RACE But Hi* Margin L Narrow, With Grist Making Sur prising Gains; East, With A. D. Mac Lean s Backing, Turning Rapidly to Ehring haus Banner IHiily llar.aa, la Ikr Air Waller lintel, in J «. II'K KM \ 11,|. nttlrifch April 21 Political circles herr are becoming more and more convinced that J. C B Ehringhaus anil be high man in the primary for the nomination for governor, with A. j Maxwell probably in second place and R T. Fountain third. If this is tIK case as now seems to be more likely daily, many are speculating as to whether or not Maxwell will de mand a second ptirrary. although it p generally agreed that if Fountain ,build be in second place, he un doubtedly will demand another pri mary With regard to the campaign for the senatorial nomination, most of the observers here believe that Sen ior Cameron Morrison is still in the lend but a very slim lead and that white he will prohably be high man ir. the first primary, he will not be able to get a majority and that a sec ond pr.mary for senator will be al most inevitable. There is considerable doubt now. however, as to whether Robert R. Reynolds or Frank D. Grist is now in -emnd place The Reynolds fol lowers are still confident that he is lerdins both Grist and Tam C. Bowie for second place, and that he has a good chance to nose Morrison out in the first primary. But the Grist fol lowers. and even some of those who are unfriendly to Grist, maintain that he has been making steady and con sistent gairvs for the last two or three weeks and that he is going to give b**th Morrison and Reynolds a lot m<>re trouble than either of them has expected. Bowie, who has been In Eome eastern counties recently, has (Continued on Page Two! Kills Sweetheart, Then Himself, When Girl Rejects Him Tim, April J| (AP)—A youth's b*ve. which turned to insane rage, waw blamed today for the slaying •f Mlkk bora Jane Russell. B*. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kir well, well known family, and the suirlde of Lc«* Freeman, 84. A» officers reconstructed the tragedy. Freeman followed the "Irl as she started to work after a quarrel, because she refused to give up another man to whom ahe “a* engaged At a small clearing '•n the path from her home to the highway near here. Freeman shot ber twice, killing her. Then, mov ing on about 50 yank, he shad himself i n hud. Carpetbag Bonds Os More Interest Than Is Thought lif>nds Amount to $13,315>000, But Interest For 64 Years Would Be $44,729,000, Making Total of $58,- •240,000 If State W ere Sued and Lost Itnllr l)N|inli'k Harms, In Ikr Sir Mnltrr M»lrl. ■lt J. * IIAXKKIIVILI. Raleigh. April 21.—The almost for gotten "carpet badger bonds" laausd by the so-called “Carpst Bag" legisla ture ( ,f 1864-49, are of much more xlgnlflcance and Importance right now than the average person realises, **lnce if the United States Supreme Court should allow another State to sue North Carolina for payment of these bonds and the suit should suc ceed. the amount this State would have to pay would be $58,034,000, of which $18,315,000 would be principal and $14,739,000 interest on this prin cipal for $4 years at 8 per cent. Attorney General Dennis G. Brum hiitt. who with former Governor A. W. succeeded In persauding the State of Connecticut to abandon its efforts to secure permission to sue North Carolina on these bonds in 1928. does not believe any state or country can successfully sue the Stale. At the same time. Mr. Brum roitt believes It wise to do everything Possible to forestall the possibility of a ault. Last week he was visited by HtNDEtfSQN, N c Hwtitemm Satin Hisnatrh *S f ™gYßS c a i j 8 ¥5558* AUTOMOBILE MAGNATES FIGHT PROPOSED U. S. TAX "I Wl MU mC-1 11 L.J IjJf V ■Hffi. J 9 Hyfl Wm A ■UHBv r iraxtons Sloane Harrison Ford - borne of the best known automo- i bile figures appeared before the ! senate finance committee in Wash- j ineton. offering testimony in an I Foster Father Is Freed Os Death Asheville Girl Reports Progress **’ «. aeiiawiiw3giMwjm^w»~-e. One of the three women in the world holding a post a* a foreign co.i.irus&’ioner for a government. Miss Elisabeth Hume, of the Italian department of the United States Department of Commerce, at Rome, is shown at Washington, D. C., after she had made her re port, Miss Hume has been in the Foreign Service since 10If) and has been a commissioner since 11)28. DR. J. B COUNCIL, OF SALISBURY, PASSES Sarflabury, April 21 <AP)—Dr. J. B. Council. 48 years a physician ha*--, and member of a well known North Carolina family, died today after a long Mtnesß. Dr. Council was 76. He was bom at Sumter, S. C. Later he moved to Boone. N. C., and then settled 'here. He leaves a widow, two two eons, his motiher, and several brothers and sisters the representative of a number of the holders of these bonds, who went back to New York apparently con vinced it would not be wise to try to start up a controversy over these bonds again. Mr. Brummitt has also heard that ah effort is being made by other bond holders to get the state of Colorado to seek permission to sue this State, and that Colorado has been offered $700,000 worth of these bonds if it will sue. But he has re ceived no official notice to this ef fect. Beltevea Suit Would Fail. But considering the amount of these bonds — $13,315,000 worth—and the accrued interest amounting to -44.729.000, thsee bonds are still of vital interest to the State, especially at this time when the State is hav ing ait it can do to meet its. valid obligations, Mr. Brummitt holds, al though he does not believe any suit against the State could be won. The contention of this State, of coarse, is that the bonds were fraud ulently issued by a legislature dom (Continued on Page Three.) NEWSPAPER PUBLISHED IN ONLY DAILY effort to defeat the proposed sales tax on automobiles. Left to right, abov£, are Harvey Firestone, auto mobile tire magnate; Alfred P. Morris Brooks Was Accused I Wtih His Wife of Cruelty and Neglect of Little Child - - CASE OF HIS WIFE MUST GO TO JURY She Is Charged With Mur der of Willie Mae Mash bum, 8; Judge Sink Holds State Failed To Make Out Case Against Man and Al lows Freedom Asheville- April 21.- (AP) Morris Brooks, of Asheville, was freed of a charge of murder of Willie Mae Maahburn. his eight-year-old foster daughter, by a court order today, but hia wife, Mrs. Margaret Brooks, who was indicated with him, remained on trial, Judge H. Hoyle Sink, granted a de fense motion for a non-suit as to Brooks when the State completed pre sentation of Its evidence, but denied a similar motion on betalf of Mrs. Brooks. He ruled that the State had not presented sufficient evidence to war rant its charge against Brooks, but held the jury should pass upon the charges with respect to Mrs, Brooks. The two were accused of beating the child, and. through negligence, causing her death on last March 23. Proposes Delay In Tax Sales In May Until Fall Charlotte. April 21.—(A!*)—Joe A. -Sherill. chairman of the Meck lenburg county commissioners, to day proposed postponement of the annual tax sales by counties from May until the fall. Asserting other bounties held the same view as Mecklenburg, he sent messages to Governor O. Max Gardner, Revenue Commis sioner A. >l. Maxwell, Attorney General l>. G. BrummJtt and ' Charles M. Johnson, secretary of the Local Government Commis sion. TWO MEN FIRED ON IN STRIKE REGION ! Newspaper Man and Nation, al Guard Officer Mis taken as Miners Cadiz. Ohio. April 21. (AP)—Snip - ers fired five shots from ambush at a newspaper man and an Ohio National Guard officer early today in tS* cast s ern Ohio coal mine strike area, i None of the shots took effect, but > two men. William C. Howels, of the f Cleveland Plain Dealer, and Captain f Kenneth Kerr, of Wilmington, had to - run to esc ope. 1 Captain Kerr said he was convinced - the anipers thought he and Howells t ware working miners and that the shots were intended only to intimidate f them. The shocking occurred as Captain - Kerr and Howells approached the Somers mine near Adena, scene of recent riotl.l3. HENDERSON, N. C., THURSDAY AFTERNOON, APRIL 21,1932 THIS SECTION OF NORTH CAROLINA AND VIRGINIA. Sloane, president of General Mo tors; Senator Pat Harrison of Mississippi, member of the com mittee. and Edsel Ford. Automobiles Kill 45 During March Dtiil) lit*, aii-h llurr.-in, lit lltr Kir \\ oiler llotrl. "V (. It txKKfl VIM. ILuleigh. April 21.—Automobile* in March killed 45 persons and injured MH4, according to the fig ures released today by L. S. Harris, chief of the automobile license di vision of the State Department of Revenue. In February only .88 were killed in automobile accidents and 828 injured. In March. 1931, 47 were killed and 345 injured. Reckless driving was assigned as 1 the cause of accidents in which 10 | were killed and 62 Injured, while j speeding was given a sthe cause of 1 accidents in which 12 were killed I and 35 injured. sin STATEMENT WEAKENS EFFORTS Diminished His Influence in Any “Stop Roosevelt" Movement HE HAS LOST SUPPORT IIU Stand Proving Unpopular; Some Competent Judges, However. Be lieve Dinner Speech To Smi.Y; Advantage By CHARLES I*. STEWART Central T'res* staff Writer Washington. April 21. —So astonish ing is the transformation in Al Smith that a weird story actually is in cir culation representing him as engaged in an effort to discredit himself with a view to leaving a clearer avenue (Continued on Page Two) townWeTine SEEKSU.S. FUNDS Railroad In This County Asks $32,000 of Finance Corporation Washington, April 21.—(Al*)— The Townsville Railroad Com pany, of Townsville, N. C.. today asked the Interstate Commerce Commission for permission to borrow $32,000 from the Recon struction Finance Corporation to pay an indebtedness now due and $21,000 interest on the road’s funded debt. Legionnaires In Kinston For Big Rally Had There * Kinston. April 21 <APi—Leglon r naires from all parts of North Caro lina were here todhy to take part in the annual rally and festival of the Kinston post of the American Legion. The celebration will reach its peak late today with a parade, followed by a dinner expected to be attended by-1.- 500 Legionnaires and guest* including Governor O. Max Gardner and other State officials and officers from Fori Bragg. 1 LEATHER ' FOB NORTH CAROLINA. Parity cloudy tonight and Fri day; not much change in temnera ture. SHE TO REQUIRE STABILIZATION UF PRICES APPROVED House Banking Committee Reports Favorably Mea. sure Affecting Whole sale Commodities Board is MAKING PROGRESS Senate Hears Criticism Os Federal Salary Cuts, And House Committee Deletes Hoover Plan To Suspend Lines Operated by Ship ping Board Washington. April 21. (AP> The House Banking Committee approved today the Goldsborough bill directing the Federal Reserve Bank to Increase and stabilize wholesale commodity prices. An amendment was inserted on motion of Representative Stevenson, j Democrat South South Carolina fix • * n ft «s the propei level the average I of prices from 1931 to 1929. i Eugene Meyer. governor of the Federal Reserve Board, has opposed ! 'he measure, which was reported fa vorably without a record vote. SOME PROGRESS IS MADE UPON AFFECTING ECONOMY Washington. April 21 (AP) Pro gress was made today by the House Economy Committee toward formulat ing a Federal retrenchment bill, while criticism of a proposed cut of govern ment salaries was voiced in the Sen ate. The House committee struck from President Hoover's reti enchment pro gram the proposal to suspend opera tion of ship lines by the Shipping | Board on January 1. 1933. It also tentatively decided against suspending Federal contributions to vocational education during 1933. but agreed to propose a plan for that ac tion thereafter. 15 Cents Tax Is Falling Short of Expected Amount Raleigh. April 21.—(API—Col lection by the State of the 13 j cent* projierty tax to aid in run- , ning the nix months school term to total *2.722.818 to (late. State Treasurer John P. Stedman said today. Stednian said he expected total receipts for the tax to lie about $3,500,01 mi for the fiscal ear, in stead of 54,500,1MMt as originally estimated. Counties Making Good Job Paying Debts to State Daily DUpatrh Rurrii, la the Sir Walter Hotel. ItY J. C. IIASKKRI l[.t, Raleigh. April 21—The 25 or 30 counties that still owe the State va rious sums on amounts borrowed from the State building fund and used to construct new school buildings, are showing a fine spirit of cooperation and are doing everything possible to pay the amounts now due and past due. State Treasurer John P. Sted man said today. He believes that the greater portion of the amounts now due will be paid before the end of the present fiscal year on June 30. On January 1 these counties owed more, than $700,000 to the special building fund and the literary fund for loans advanetd from these funds for school building purposes. By April 1 this amount had been reduced to only about $380,000. while the total now due is only about $325,000. show ing that the counties have paid off more than $55,000 of the mount they owe these two state building funds since April 1. CLEMSON OFFICIAL WAS $16.000 SHORT David H. Henry Kept-Tag Account on Fertilizer Sales In State , Clemson College. S, C., April 21. (API—Dr. E. W. Sikes, president of Clemson College, said today David H. Henry was approximately $16,- 000 short in the handling of the State fertilizer tag fund when he killed himself March 14. Dr. Sikes said an .audit of the tag fund, which has been in. progress for several months, has been completed and the report, placed i.n h£s, hands. Htertry% office is conducted sep arately from the other college of fices. All other college funds were found to be “100 percent," Dr. Sikes said- PUBUSHED EVERY AFTERNOON EXCEPT BUNDAT. GROUPS ARGUE AGAINST MANY TAX BILL ITEMS Operation at 11 Days At ti'i tender age of 11 da>s, lit tle benjamin Davidson, son of Mrs. Nina Davidson of Zanesville, 0., underwent a double operation for appendicitis and hernia. An appendicitis operation at this age is extremely rare, according to medical annals. Both of the op erations were successful. The in is sfiown with his mother. TWOFLIERS HELD IN DEATH INQUIRY British Flier and Australian Aviatrix In Jail In Miami Killing SUICIDE, THEY CLAIM Haden Clark, 31. Dead Man. and Cap tain l-ariea*t,r and Mr* Keith- Miller H.id Been Living at the Same House Miami. Fla., April 21 (API- Haden Clrak. 31. aviation pilot, and free lance writer, died today from a bul let wound he received shortly before dawn at the house where he was liv ing with Captain W. M. Lancaster, former British flier, and Mrs. Jessie M. Keith-Miller. Australian aviatrix. Mrs. J. M. Keith-Miller. Australian aviatrix, and Captain W. N. Lan caster, an associate in several flights here and abroad, were held in county jail today for investigation in con nection with the shooting of Haden Clark, airplane pilot, at their home here early this morning. Statements given police by the two ascribed a wound in Clark’s head to a suicide at tempt In a statement to police, Mrs. Keith- Miller said she was awakened short ly before daylight by Lancaster, who told her Clark had shot himself. She said she went with Lancaster to the place where Clark's body lay. and saw a pistol under the body. "I pulled it out about an inch by the barrel,” she said. Lancaster, formerly an English flier, said he and Clark retired on the porch, where they slept, about Y 2.45 a. m.. "We talked for about an hc.ur of home troubles and several, other things," he said, "We were in. a cheer ful and laughing." He said we was a waken .ad by a re port sometime later and beard Clark “making a funny noise."- COTTON SPINNING ABOUT STATIONARY Washington, Ajpril 21 (AP)- The cot ton spinning Industry was reported today by Che 'Census Bureau to have operated during March at 90.1 percent of capacity on a single shift basis, compared with 92.5 percent in Febru ary thiti year, and 91.2 percent in March, last year. House Committee Warned By Dawes Against Bonus WaahlngtofL, April 21.—(AP)— | Charles G. Dawea today warned the House Way* and Mean* Com mittee that payment of the sol dier* bonus In new currency would have a disastrous effect upon the country's monetary and econo mic life. The head of the Reconstruction Corporation related that hi* or ganisation had loaned $243,248.- 000 to 1,520 banks up to April t, . 8' PAGES TODAY RIVE CENTS COP* Two Cents Tax On Checks, Proposed by Secretary Mills, Is Attacked By One Group REVALUATION OF ESTATES OPPOSED Pennsylvania Revenue Head Says It Would Cost States $150,000,000; Others Ob ject to Taxes on Stock Transfers and Realty Taxes Washington. April 21.—(API-Op position to Secretary Mills* proposal for a two cents tax on checks was laid today before the Senate Finance Commitete by a number of witnesses as it neared the end of hearings on the billion dollar revenue bill. Mills estimated the tax would yield about SHt,OOO,OOO. but its opponents asserted it would harm business, the farmeg, be unfair to those issuing small checks and would yield leqp revenue. Cjyde L. King. Pennsylvania secre tary of revenue, protested against the vetrocative provisions for revaluation of estates to allow for shrinkage which he said would cost the states $150,000,000. Other witnesses objected to stock transfer and realty taxes and pro visions covering mine depletion al lowances. Negro Slaver of 4 Durham Is To Die In Chair Friday Raleigh. April 21. —(AP)—Bennie Griffin, termed Durham's "toughest gangster" during his trial for mur der in Orange county, is expected to lie electrocuted in State's Prison to morrow. Griffin was convicted of the mur der of Mclver Trice, another Negro. The killing foiloxwd a quarrel over liquor. 1 Governor O. Max Gardner was not la Raleigh today, but before leaving the city, he intimated he would not extend the Negro clemency. Toe gov ernor said last night ne had made a through investigation of tne case, and saw no reason to interfere with Ihe verdict. N'jSther the trial judge nor the solicitor have recommeuded mercy. NAMESpOF SHORTS ~ ‘ ARE MADE PUBLIC Washington, April 21.— (Al*)— Name* <of the Idg short M*tlen> on the »>*■ York Stock Exchange as of A|vrll 8 were made public to day py the Senate Banking Com rnitts-e in it* investigation of bear rai'J* to deprewtt the market. f TWO MEN HEAD IN' ; WRECKONN.&W. Caused by Bolts Pulled From Switch; Boy, 18, Held For Queationing *' Portsmouth. Ohio, Apr.i 21. (AP> —A passenger train on the Norfolk and Western railroad whs wiecked 20 miles east of htere early today and two of its crew were killed. Railroad inventlgators said the wreck was caused by the malicious removal of four bolts from a switch. An IR-year-oid boy was artested for questioning. The train. No*. 4. bound from Cin cinnati to Norfolk, Va.. was traveAng 65 miles an horir when it struck the switch. Two express cars and the lo comotive overturned and two coaches, one Pullman car and a mail car, were derailed, hut remained upright. and said the general withdrawal of iiank deposits in the United states heel stopped. He saixl 28 percent of the loans were touanks in towns of less than I'LOflO population, and 68 percent 'll! towns of leas than DM,- non. “The Important thing to the Reconstruction Finance Corpora tion I* the number of depositor* affected,” he said.