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'HENDERSON,
GATEWAY TO
CENTRAL
CAROLINA.
NINETEENTH YEAR
CURTIS HAS
SENATORS KILL
LEGALIZED BEER
AS VOTE IS HAD
first Roll Call for Beer
Since Prohibilion, and
Brings Overwhelm
ing Defeat
TYDINGS’ BILL FOR
amendment killed
Would Permit 2.72 Percent
Beverage and Tax It 24
Cents Gallon To Help Fi
nance Public Construction
Program; Four Percent
Killed, 60 to 23
Madiington. May 18.— (AIM
TV today ref lined to le
(.li »e hfrr.
the lirsl Sfn.tf roll rail for
krrr liner prohibition, brought
overwhelming defeat.
Hr main \otr waa on the
anvndmrnt b> Senator Tydlng*.
PmMrrmt, Maryland, to the re
i«Hr bill to legalize 2.75 percent
brrr. and tax it it cents a gallon
U> help finance a $ 1.500.000, n0n
(luNic ronatruction program.
Joal prr\ lonely the Senate had
turned down—W* to 'l3—a proposal
by Bingham. Republican. Con
necticut to alter the Tydlngs
amendment to make It allow four
percent alcoholic content
W arns of I>anger
In Further Boost
In Tariff Rates
Washington, May IS (AP)—Robert
L OBrien. chairman of the tariff
commission, told She House Ways and
Committee today' that enact
men* of the Hawley bill to adjust
tariff rates upward against nation.
depreciated currency would
"be a great mistake."
"I think the theory that a nation
increases its prrducttve capacity by
debasing its currency is a fallacy,"
O'Brien testified.
FALSE ALARM SENT
THE WHITE HOUSE
Washington. May IS.— <AP)—A
truckload of peacefully Inclined
»ar veterans which headed today
toward the White House brought
»o extra police guard scurying
• here after a telephone call had
H'vrtM the men as "demon
*t raters.”
No demonstration materialised.
IRE VOTESGIVEN
10 GOV.ROOSEVELT
President Hoover Also In
Line for Additions In
Day 's Gathering
Burlington. Vt., May IS.— (API
--Vermont’s eight votes In the
Democratic National Convention
"ere pledged today to Governor
franklin l>. Roosevelt, of New
A ork. sh the party's candidate for
• resident.
The Stale convention elected 12
de'egates to the national conven
tion and instructed them to vote
lor Roosevelt,
'By The Associated Press)
More convention vote* were in the
citing today from Franklin D. Rooac
'Ht and President Hoover, through
petty conventions m Alabama, Sourth
Carolina and Vermont, and a Demo
cratic primary in the District of Co
lumbia.
Ali red E Smith, with no new dele-
S*te.- m sigh* today, had advanced to
place in the Democratic id and
Ihg by taking New Jersey's 32 votes
•claimed) in yesterday's primary, and
winning Connecticut's uninstructed
delegation of 16. His total stood at
94.
Roosevelt swung his total of pledged,
claimed and uninstructed delegatee bo
by winning Montana and New
M^g>co.
On tj»e Republican aide. Preaident
Hoover ran nis total claimed strength
to 367. w’th Now Jersey h 3.6 and Mon-
Una s ii.
, • • >i kb LEsur w <hfciXt.'usa;
Buy Bank Stock And Help Business To Improve In h.h4«.^. w
Irniiteramt £UttUt Stanafarh
r rV» L s.«J A . 8 " D W,K * BKRVICH
OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Japan's New Premier
[tk^
Korekiyo Takahushi, above, who
held the finance portfolio in the
cabinet of thy luvuriniitcd Pro
mier Tsuyoshi luukai, of Japan,
has been elevated to the premier
ship following Inukai’s death.
Inukai died at the hand? of as
sassins as Japanese Fascists
spread a reign of terror through
out Tokio, bombing banks and
the houses of prominent officials.
Taka has hi formerly held the pre
miership.
CURTIS DEMANDED
S2S,ODD DEPOSITS
OF COL LINDBERGH
Asked Him To Put That
Much In Norfolk Bank
As Down Payment
Toward Ransom
wantedevtdence
OF “GOOD FAITH'
Ledger Dispatch Also Says
Dean Peacock Flew to
Hopewell on March 28 To
Advise Lindbergh of De
mand by Kidnapers For
“Earnest’’ Money
Norfolk. Va., May IS.—(API
The Norfolk (.edgcr-Dispatch said
today that -lohn Hughes Curtis,
fake negotiator In the IJndbergh
kidnaping eaM*. had requested
Colonel IJndbergh to deposit $25,-
*•*•« In a Norfolk hank aa an evi
dence of good faith and a down
payment on the ransom for the
return of the IJndbergh haby.
The pa|ier further declared that
Dean Hobson-Peacock, another of
the Norfolk negotiators, flew to
Hopewell on March 28 to advise
Colonel IJndbergh of a demand
made hy the alleged kidnapers for
“earnest" money.
Rebuke Given Congress
By Nation ’s Executive
Makes Hit With Public
By CHARLES P. STEWART
Central Press Staff Writer
Washington. May 18. — Much more
weight than their actual avoirdupois
justifies can easily be accorded to po
litical omens thus early in the cur
rent campaign year.
For example. President Hoover ap
pears mateiral! yto have improved his
chances of re-election by his recent
NEWSPAPER
ONLY DAILY
NOT TOLD
Pope Calls World
To United Prayer
Vatican City, Italy, May ,1k - .
(AD—Pope Plua XI. In are en
cyclical I aaiied today, called the
world to prayer, penance and mor
tification to save I tael f from “the
peril of termrlam and anarchy,"
and “the nIIII graver evil* that are
threatening."
For thla purpose, he net aaide a
perifKl of eight daya for "repara
tion” on the octave of the feaat of
the sacred heart, beginning June
WILL PRESS VOTE
BEFORE SENATE ON
BAILEY’S CONTEST
Shortridge Says He Was So
Instructed To Proceed
During Afternoon
In The Senate
PRITCHARD URGES
FREE BALLOT BOX
Instructs His Lawyer in
Washington To Take Steps
for Release of Impounded
Boxes in North Carolina in
Advance of Primary on
June 4 •
Washington. May 18. (AP)—Chair
man Shortridge of the Senate Elec
tions Committee today announced the
group had agreed he should press thla
afternoon for Senate consideration of
a resolution authorizing an investiga
tion of the Prltchard-Bailey election
contest from North Carolina.
The election of Senator Josiah Wil
liam Bailey, Democrat, North Caro
lina, is being contested by his de
feated Republican opponent, George
M. Pritchard, of Asheville, who has
charged in briefs before the commit
tee that the 1930 election was marked
by widespread frauds.
The election committee recently
voted the showing made by Pritchard
warranted an investigation by the
committee.
PRITCHARD ASKS LAWYER
TO RELEASE BALIJIT BOXES
Asheville. May 18. i«.P) —George
M. Pritchard, who is contesting the
election of Josiah William Bailey to
the United Stales Senate, today an
nounced he had instructed his attor
ney at Washington to take steps to
release impounded ballot bcfxea in the
State.
The Ibexes were Impounded fast
year when Pritchard alleged irre
gularities in the election, in which he
ran aa the Republican candidate.
WILSON EMBEZZLING
CASE GOES TO JURY
Wilson, May 18.—(AP)—The case
of T, A. Hinnant, former city clerk,
and two assistants, charged with em
bezzling approximately $40,000 in city
funds, went to the jury today.
Judge J. Paul Frizzelle delievered
a two-hour charge and gave the case
to the jury a short time before noon.
HOLD-UP MEN GET
$25,000 FROM BANK
CakJweH. Ohio. May 18 <AP> —Bind-
ing four bank officiate and seven cust
omer* with ropes, three hold-up men
escaped today with $25,000 from the
Noble County National Bank here.
They looted the cashier's cage, the
vauk and the pockets of their victim*
r calling down of congress, on account
of Its delay in disposing satisfao
i! torily of financial legislation for the
i j fiscal twelvemonth 1932-33. This ap
• pearance. however, may wear off
' prior to November 8.
If business picks up and unem
■ | ploymsnt decreases noticeably during
i I —•
. 1 (Continued on Page Four.),
PUBLISHED
HENDERSON, N. C.,
i IN THIS SECTION OF NORTH CAROLINA AND VIRGINIA,
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON, MAY 18, 1932
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A recent picture of the Georges Philippar, one of the
?rack liners of the French Messagenes Maritime
Fleet, which was abandoned in flames in the Gulf of
Aden. Four other liners and three freighters stood
by the burning craft and took off tiOO passengers, of
Woman Figuring In Inquiry;
Peacock Refuses To Respond
Hopewell. N. J.. May 16 <AP) -
Police disclosed today that a woman
was helping them determine hte true
and complete facts concerning the ac
tivities of John Hughes Curtis, fake
negotiator with the kidnapers of the
murdered IJndbergh baby.
The mid-afternoon statement of
Colonel H. Norman Schwarzkopf, su
perintendent of State police, follows
in part:
‘‘Mias Ruth Day came voluntarily to
these headquarters with investigators
from this point last night and has
been actively cooperating with the
police in an effort to determine the
actual facts of Mr. Curtis’ activities
RENOMINATION Os
BRUMMITT CERTAIN
Attorney Has Made Envi
able Record During His
Terms In Office
FOUGHT HARD CASES
m
Telegraph. Carpetbag Bonds and
Chain Store Litigations Conducted
And Won For State by
Attorney General
Dslly Dlopitrk Ylnreir*.
In the Sir Wnltrr Hotel.
BY J. C BASKKRVILL.
Raleigh. May 18. —The renomina
tlon of Dennis G. Rrummltt as at
torney general by a tremendous ma
jority in the June 4 primary is being
freely predicted by his friends and
generally conceded even by the few
opposed to him, Brummitt. is being
opposed for the nomination by Peyton
McSwain, of Shelby. But McSwain is
not making an active campaign.
There are two reasons why Brum
mitt’s friends maintain he will win,
the nomination hy an unusually large
majority. The first reason is the un
usual record of accomplishment
which he has made during his past
two terms as attorney general. Dur
ing this period Brummitt has handled
several large cases for State Involv
ing millions of dollars to the State
and Its citizens and has won every
one. In addition, he has written lit
<Continued on Page Three.)
ROBBERS SHOOT UP
BANK AND LOOT IT
Ipswich, S .D- May 18.—(APi
Three robbers held up the Bank at
Ipswich, today, shot the president.
Glin eßebe, perhaps fatally, kidnaped
the cashier, and fled with a undeter
mined amount of money.
WEATHER
Cloudy with occasional rain to
night and Thorsday; cooler on (ho
coast and extreme south portions
tonight. ( - -—^
ALL, POLICE BELIEVE
and to vindicate herself, so far as
any inferred implication of her con
nection with this deception might
exist.
“Two telegrams have been sent to
Mr. Peacock (Dean H. Dohson-Pea
cock. associate of Curtis in his negotia
tionsi, both of which he has ignored,
although we have the assurance of
the telegraph company they have been
personally delivered.
“Investigations hase developed that
the alleged annoymous telephone call
which summoned Mr. Peacock to the
Park Central hotel in New York,
where he registered under the name
of Hill, was apparently put in by
Wilmington Youth Kills
Sister-In-Law, Suicides
Wilmington. May 18.— (APl—Frank
Smith !$. today shot and fatally
wounded his sister-in-law. Mrs. James 1
R. Smith. 22. a bride of seven months,
and killed himself.
Mrs. Smith was shot without warn-'
ing. She was going to the front door |
of her mother-in-law)? home when
the youth stepped into the hallway,
levelled a shotgun and shot her In the
back.
Young Smith turned, ran to the
landing of a stairway, and shot him
self in the body. He died instantly, but
Mrs. Smith lived |gr an hour, dying
Kidnaper Bill Is
Endorsed by V ote
Washington. May 18.—(API—Thf
Cochrane hill, providing for the
death penalty or life Imprisonment
for kidnapers was approved today
hy a House Judiciary sub-commit
tee.
The committee, headed hy Rep
resentative Montague. Democrat.
Virginia, recommended to the full
committee that the measure be sub
mitted to the House for action as
early as possible.
CONDEMNED MAN, 82,
GRANTED NEW TRIAL
Raleigh, May 18.—(API—The
State Supreme Court today grant
ed John Henry Hauser, 82, iaf
Davie county oldest man ever to
he sentenced to the electric chair
In North Carolina, a new triaL
MISSING ON BURNED
■SHIP ARE STILL 91
Paris, May 18.—(API—Ninety-one
persons who were aboard the French
motorsbip Georges Philippar when
she burned Monday off Italian Somil
iland still are unaccounted for, the
owners of the vessel announced to
d**
PUBLISHED EVERT AFTHRMOOM
EXCEPT BUNDAT.
which the British freighter Contractor landed 12D at
Aden. The Georges Philippar. an oil-burning
vessel of 17,000 tons, was enroute from China tu Mar
seilles. She was built at St. Kazaire, France, in IH3O,
and left Marseilles on her maiden vovaee on Feb. 26
t Curtis. Upon his arrival m NVw York,
Peacock went directly to Curtis’
apartment in the Prince George hots*
and interviewed Curtis.
1 j “In a telephone conversation with
Peacock this morning, he said he
I would not come to Hopewell today
i and he did not know whether he could
get to Hopewell at ail.
j “He would give no definite answer
as to when he would come to Hope
well, and showed no desire to co
operate with the authorities at this
point, although he was told that he
was involved by tne statement of
Curtis, and his presence was wanted
for the purpose of facing Curtis.”
in a hospital while a blood trans
fusion was being given her. She died
without making any statement.
Her husband, Sergeant James R.
Smith. State highway patrolman, who
is stationed in Wilmington, was with
her when she died.
Mrs. Kate Smith, widow of a Wil
mington policeman, and mother of
Frank and James, was sitting on her
front porch when her daughter-in
law was shot. She said she knew no
reason for the slaying and suicide.
Sergeant and Mrs. Smith were mar
ried last October. She was Miss
Varina Smith, of Roberspnville.
EQUALIZING BOARD
ALLOTS TEACHERS
j
Studies Plans for Providing!
New Instructors With j
Limited Funds
Dnlly ntxpar,-* Rnrenn,
In the Sir Wnltrr Hotel
11V J. •’ IIA SKKR VII,L .
Raleigh. May 18.—The ‘State Board
of Equalization today te hohifag its
second meeting .Ijcre within a.week
in an effort to work out ways and
means to supply the schools with
enough teachers for fier.f year with
the limited funda available. To date,
the organization sheets, have been re
ceived from 88 county, showing the
average daily atten'Jance and enroll
ment in each achoQl in every county.
The figures on sheets show that
on the basis of t'ae average daily at
tendance for this past school year
approximately 1.000 additional teach
ers will be needed, if they are award
ed on the same ratio of pupils to
teachers last year. But the board
has available sufficient funds for
only about 400 additional teachers for
next year.
So the board has a real problem
on its hands in trying to allot 400
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TODAY
FIVE CENTS CQPM
FAKE NEGOTIATOR s
WATCHED CLOSELY
LEST HE SUICIDE
Hit Movements on Night
Baby Was Stolen Are Be
ing Checked by Police
At Norfolk
MUD ON HIS SEDAN
IS SENT TO JERSEY
Norfolk Chief Thinks Curti»
Is Holding Back “Some,
thing Important’’; Man
Who Confessed Now
Makes Denial; Condon
Again Visits Rogue s Gal
leries
Hopewell, N. J., 'AP)
John Hughes Curtis, fake
Lindbergh baby negotiator,
is being watched closely by
the police for fear his “re
morse’ may tempt him to
commit suicide, a ’high offi
cial revealed today.
Curtis’ every movement la being
watched, it wan .■dated.
At the aarnr time, it wai revealed
that Norfolk, Va.. police had been
checking the movement of the ship
builder on the night of March 1, the
rt '6ht of the Lindbergh kidnaping.
Mra. Cui lie at Nor folk said tha*
her husband was at home that nigtot.
Mud scrapings from a gre«%, sedan
owned by the bankrupt shipbuilder
were taken to determine whether any
Jcmey mud clung to the car.
Governor A. Harry Moore of Nsw
Jersey, announced that “all polio*
work. Slat a and Federal, ih to coordi
nate and all force*, are swinging tkjnf
with the same purpose in view.’*
CURTIS IIAS NOT TOLD ALL.
NORFOLK POLICE RELIEVE
Norfolk. Va.. May 18 lAf)-Chief
ci police S. W. Ironmonger areid to
day he did not believe that John
Hughes Curtis has made a complete
confession regarding his Lake nego
tiations in the Lindbergh case, and
that he has withheld “eor/iething im
portant.” I *
MAN WHO OWNED COIMR
SAYS STORY WAS FALSE
New York. May l'S <AP)- Frank
l nrzyoh. who said y<*itcreu?y ihat he
was one of the of the Und
berggb baby, con few ed today that Ms
story wa* false.
PaTzych was arrived yesterday for
wife desertion,an d volunteered the
kidnap story. < .
JAFSIK AGAI «, ON VISIT ‘ ~
TO A ROGUE’S GALLERY
Mount Verr #3n> N. Y., May 16 (AP)
Accompan>d by three New York
detectives, Jj r . John N. Condon.
IJndbergh Vase negotiator, arrived at
Moun* V«mon police headquarter* at
noon tod# y to view rogue’s gallery
ptootogrr . (
FIERCEIAITIN ‘ I
MANCHURIA FOUGHT
I
| Chinese Insurgents and Hap*
Both Lose Heavily £n
Encounter |
Habnn. Manchuria, May 18 GAP) —
A fierce battle between Japanese and
Chinese insuFK'-rtUi in which both
(Odes kwx heavily, raged today along
the noeth bonk of the Sungari river,
just north of here. )
The battle began yesterday evening
Eighteen Japanese were killed in the
opprainig ctefrti at Sungpu.
A force of 600 rebel* attaekx-d the
nearby town of Manchuangk<ai. but
the Japanese infajntry. aided hy air
planes routed them The Chine se loat
50 killed, the Rengo News Agrjncy re
ported.
'The Rengo Agency also r*eported
that the force* of the dUrfese In
surgent General La Tu had Milled 85
Japanese resident* of the town of Ban
(Sanhflng) yesterday, and fi ad the
town in the face of an adganoe qf the
Japanese tru-,pa. » .r^_isn

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