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gateway TO CENTRAL CAROLINA. YEAE powerful r edeval Hand Now Holds Out Help To America As Relief Bill Becomes Law MING OF MONEY !1 RECONSTRUCTION COMPANYJS BEGUN Flood of Loan Applications Already on Way to Cap ital From All Parts of Country STEP ON THE ROAD TOWARD RECOVERY Svcceisori To Be Appointed Soon to Meyer and Bestor as Directors of Corpora t."ns. Since They Were Displaced by Law Because .1 Many Duties July 22 < API A mighty Ft'lt’V •»'■! holding food for the ijajn wrk for the jobless and new eoerp !« buaiseas extends today into every Nrw: of ’’be land- «he new re lief b.u a Is* J- m *jaed yejrterday by Presi d-nr Hoove' without comment. so the Rtc< n»truc[.on F.nance Corporation icmrdit-.y could begin placing Sts JI.WAO.W m new funds where the ntn»y should do the most good. Mr Hoover delayed flnsl approval of lie bill several days alter he pub brJy called it a "step toward recov er* One reaeon for the poetjKme *»r was to let the corporation pre ps® for a flood of loan applications Lrssdy cn the way to the capital. iCentitmed on Page Pour) Guilford Negroes To Die In Chair Friday, August 26 Rsleljh, July 2i.—(APl—Norde D«nnHl and Leßoy I>re, Guilford county Negroes, oonvtcted of tbe, murder of R. c. Andrews, of vda’ia. will both die at State Pmon on August 24. unless exe r'ttive clemency i* granted, on '*'* the term* of an order sailed tda\ hy (imrrnor O. Max Gatrd iver. n«nnel|, ouhyect of one of the **-mt legal snarls dscovered at '** ,f Pri«<in. when county clerk '' "•urt failed to inform the 'hie Supreme Court of action ln sppeals In capital con had two dates set for * until today. Uter being "lost" on Death "** f,,r fwr months, Donneil was f, ' r " s reprieve In June, which death date for August 5. /T" ’"dge T. J. Shaw In Gull superior Court, took notice " th» r a*«* and sentenced Don *“ ,n <lle August 24. Rain Likely In Carolina By Evening -'•ercury Climbs, However, During Da > as Skies Be come Overcast With Cloudy TK **' Associated Press.') * n l * ,f ' Carolina* . u Pward today while resl su,m f ° r lw M thundershowers and re- R»inH nromised last night fall ®ri hut weather forecast tw. 7. , wowers would come with g • ** Ing *)f the sun today. M *>****«• howfver. hrtp t>,„, keen a cool brow while Un*!,"* #. h * d th * mercury cUmb tat. - * fW midday read -5.,r,,r t * ke " ik„ „ * n<l Columbia led off ihrriDth .T'w 95 mtU ‘ r *«. heat during the morn and Elisabeth city -in-" U Wlth M whH «' Wll -1 ta" rfr,>rd ® d *»• Asheville Htniirramt Batht Uisuntrh 'ONLY BAILYcKEWSPAPRp FULL LIABED WIKI BIRTin OP THK ASSOCIATED PRW^ Controls Prussia v,. m ■ • ■ - .' v jk' 'a ' , y With the declaration ol martial law in Prussia, owing to the serious polii ical riots that have been tak place. President Paul von Hi*. «ie .t ura has named General voa Runstedt 4above), of the regular German Army, to command the affected areas The General not only has command of troops in this area, but also controls tbe civilian police! Long Task Ahead Before Railroads Can Be Merged Into Four Large Systems Arduous Negotiations and Legal Formalities Must Be Had For Actual Consolidation PERMIT BY I. C. C. WIDELY ENDORSED Almost Unanimous Com. ment Given by Railroad Executives, and Officials Think Flan Agreed Upon Is Probably Best That Could Be Had Washington. July 22 (API-The four great eastern trunk tine rtutwayn au thorised to consolidate eastern carriers today faced long and arduous nego tiations and legal formalities before they can bring the proposed four uni fied systems into being. The action of the Interstate Com merce Commission in modifying its 1929 consolidation plan did not in any way consolidate fthe railroads. It merely gave permission to bring them together into four systems instead of five originally planned and specified a line-up it believed bvest in the public interest. The commission's action, however, ramp in for almost unanimous favor rble comment by railway executives. Officials here asserted the ootnmls slon's action was “prpotoably the bem that coukl be expected." Daniel Willard, president of the Baltimore and Ohio. In New York expressed ntiafaclion with the com mission’s line-up. R. D. Staihuck, executive vice-president of the New York Central, said he believed the pptan. “upon the whole.’’ met the spir it of the consolidation provision of the transportation act. Pennsjrylvan ia rv») 1 road officials refused to com ment. South Carolina Bank Robbers on ►Way Toward V\ est Greenville. S. C.. July 22.—(AP) —Four men who robbed the South Carolina State Bank at Pickens yesterday slipped through a net of law enforcement officers today, headed toward the Mississippi river with their *28,000 loot and vanished. Their trail was lost In Cashier’s Valley today after they pesasd thro ough that section of Western North Carolina last night. But the hunt was not without results, for Sheriff John Craig, of Pickens, announced today he was positive of the identify o t the robbers, _ HEMDERSON, N. C„ FRIDAY jAFTERNOON, JULY 22, 1932 Ousted in Prussia ■ m * ■ Otto Braun, above, forcibly oust ed aa premier of Prussia by Chan cellor von Papen of Germany, an nounced that Jie had appealed to the president and the supreme court to set aside the naming of a federal commissioner, or dictator, hi his place as unconstitutional. Nationalists asserted that Braun, premier for 14 years, had been "too Tenient” with Communists. Reichswehr guards marched upon the Prussian ministry of state and seized control of the building. Attempt To Rob Seagrove Bank Is Failure At Noon Asheboro, July 22.—(AP)—An un successful attempt was made to day to rob the Bank of Seagrove. at Seagrove, near here. Three men entered the hank just before noon and levelled guns at A. C. Harris, the cashier, who was alone In the bank at the time. Harris was standing by an open window. He leaped out, shouting an alarm. The would-be robbers dashed out of the building, enter ed an automobile In which a fourth man was waiting and sped away tn the direction of Asheboro. A quick check showed no money was taken. PRISONER KILLED TRYING TO ESCAPE I Second Is Critically Wound, ed at Caledonia Farm and May Die Raleigh, July 22.— (AP)—E. R. Cole, 25-year-old white man, was shot and killed, and Oscar Helton, 23, won critically wounded hy a guard at Caledonia prison farm. Hail tax county, where the two convicts made a break tor liberty late yesterday afternoon. It was announced at State Prison here today. ' . , The name ot the guard who fired the shot could not be learned here. Prison authorities stated that the two men both serving long terms for highway robbery, broke and ran from the guards, who fired- a load .t>f buck shot into them when’they refused tgo obey his commands to halt. Helton, who is in the prikon hospital flt Cale donia. Is ln a serious condition, and may die. Cole was convicted of highway rob bery In Mecklenburg county, and was admitted to State Prison In January. 1952, to serve a term of 15 years. H«lto| rVu sent up from Catawba county Urt ’ February, 1981, to serve a term of froni 10 to 12 years for high way robbery. WEATHER' FOR NORTH CAROLINA Local thundershowers tonight and Saturday; not quite so warm Saturday tn west and north cen tral portions. PUBLISHED IN THIS' SECTION OF NORTH CAROLINA ANn vtpT.m,, COMMISSION WILE I HASTEN HEARINGS ON UTILITY RATES' More of Conference Than Hearing and Companies Will Be Urged To Act Voluntarily PLAN IS TO SAVE TIME AND EXPENSE Companies That Ought To Cut and Which Refuse Will Be Called In; Rep. resentative* ofjCitie* aijd Town* Also Invited to At tend Sitting rintljr Dtapatek Ramt, la lb- Sir Walter IImH MT J. HA SK Kit VII.I, Raleigh. July 22. The State Cor poration Commission, by Ita action In ordering alt public utility companies doing business in North Carolina to send representatives for a conference with a view to the immediate reduc tion of rates, especially to the smal ler users of electricity, gas and tele phone service, is at last showing that it has some real interest in the “lit- f tie man” and those classes who are at the present time feeling the pinch of economic conditions most painfully, according to opinion here. Thise who know how carefully the Corporation Commission has laying its ground work for this investigation are convince*! that it realty desires to help hundreds of thousand! of individuals who are still paying high rates for ?aa, electricity and telephone Ihey admit, too, that the commission will also have to face the fact that j most of the utiltiies companies have 4Continued on Page Four) SANvOfiD NEGRO IS SENTENCE!! TO DIE Harvey Wallace Convicted of Killing Comnock Mer chant and Friend Sanford, July 22 (AP)—Harvey Wal- i 'ace. negro charged with slaying N. H. Perry in his sttore at Cutnnoclc. near here, June 18, was convicted of first degree murder today after a jury deliberated the case onSjy 4'< mUnutes. [ I Judge Henry A Grade sentenced Wallace to be electrocuted at the State pprison rt on Friday Sep tember 24. Wallace showed no emotion when he heard the verdict. Charley Myers, who is under indict men tin the same case, will not be tried this term of court. Attorneys for Wallace gave notice of ajjpeal. Mercury At 102 In City With the beat wave continuing unabated ln this city and section, the thermometer of the Weather Bureau station here stood at 102 degrees at 3: SO o’clock this after noon, It was reported officially by J. P. Renn, observer. It was the second time In three days the mer cury has touched 102, the previous occasion having been last Wed nesday afternoon. Yesterday the maximum was 100. The minimum last night was re ported at 00. Prospects tn mid aftrenoon and ' forecasts of the weather man were tonight to beak the doriirht wh for showers late this afternoon or tonight to break the draught, which has persisted for nearly three weeks without a break, other than * few bare sprinkles. Germany To Quit League Unless Given Equality • Grnev», Switzerland, July 22. (AP)—Germany's delegate In formed the world disarmament conference today his country will not participate In further delibera tions after this summer's recess, until the conference clearly recog nizes Germany's right to a posi tion of equality among the other nations of the world. “The right of equality," he said, Fight For Reynolds Fortune Looms As Libby Holman Aslts Roy s* Uncle To Be Executor As Vets "Rushed” White House ' jimLt j' ■gm ifcr ; : - i iL Jjs • ■ Washmarton police are shown ore»k.,.g up an atte.npteU march’ on the white House by 2fto radical members of the Bonus Expeditionary Force John Pace, leader of the radicals, and two of his followers were arrested The men left the bonus army camp secretly and assembled within a block of the Executive Mansion Gates to the White House ground* were locked during tbe demonstration. ****—“*- • -a J Bonus Problem In Capital Is More Serious Than Ever With Congress Gone, Veterans Turn to White House To Picket; Demanding Extra Session To Give Them Their Bonus, and Outlook Fraught With Danger By CHARLES P. STEWART Central Pree* Staff W'riter Washington, July 22.—Tbe depar ture of Congress leaves on Washing ton's handy a serious problem, aris ing from the now chronic presence in the city of most of the old soldiers who began swarming into It six or aeven weeks ago, seeking immediate bonus payment. Until the lawmakers adjourned GO VERNOR ELY TO~ VISITJOOSEVELT Massachusetts Smith Leader To Go To Albany for Conference Springfeld, Mass., July 22. -(AP) Governor Joseph B. Ely, leader of the anti-Rooaevelt forces in Massachusetts agreed today during a two-hour con erence with James A. Farley, chair man of the Democratic National Com mittee, and Roosevelt campaign man ager, to meet the Democratic presi dential nominee in .Albany next week. In a statement issu'd at tbe dose of the conference. Farley said: “Governor ard I have gone over the situation very carefully, and I have-arranged for Governor Ely to meet Governor Roo3evelt in Alb&ny some day next week. and. after that visit. Governor Kly will issue n state ment” "Is p fundamental principle on which the League of Nations rests. “1/ this conference wants to es tablish the rules and principles of general disarmament and at the same time exi'tide Germany or other states from these rules and principles, subjecting any state to discrimination, such an attitude would he Incompatible with senti ment of national honor and in ternational justice.” FUBUBHRI) IB VERT AFTERNOON EXCEPT BUNDAT. many of the veterans continued tn hope for a last-minute compliance with their appeal. It was impractical optimism, but it served to buoy up their spirits. The scattering of the leg islators deprives them of anything to look forward to earlier than next De cember- unless they can force an ex tra session. To the dismay of the authorities, the extra session idea not only has occurred to the bonus crusaders; it ! appears to have “taken” among them with a threat of worse trouble for of fictadom than it has experienced yet, in trying to cope with the movement. The prolonged siege of the Capitol ‘ was bad enough. Still, at least it had the redeeming featue of keeping the B. E. F. members at the east end of Pennsylvania avenue, away from the White House. A demand for a presi dential call of a special congressional session naturally causes them to look toward the executive mansion. Attempts to blockade Mr. Hoover’s official residence obviously are creat ing a far graver situation than the mere picketing of the houses of Con gress—annoying as that was. In fact, it is not a situation that the capital's (Continued on Page Six.) / GERMAN STARTS ON FLIGHT TO AMERICA Von Gronau Hopes To Open Route by Iceland, Green land, Labrador List, Island of Bylt, Germany. July 22. (AP)— Wolfgang von Gronau. German, aviator, took off from here •this morning on a flight to the United States byway of Iceland, Greenland and Labrador. It is hks second westward flight across the Atlantic. On August 28, 1930. he became the firat German to reach the port of New York by air. He s convinced that the northern route offers the best .possibilities for a regular airplane service between North American -and Europe lie gave that ae his opinloy after completing his firat ocean flight two' years ago, and has been making plans for the second flight ever since. < Captain 'von Gronau took off at 11 a m. His first scheduled stop is t Iceland. 6 PAGES TODAY FIVE CENTS com W.N. REYNOLDS IS LIKELY TO ACT ON WIDOYfSREOUEST 1 Says Until Le*'e* From Her Lather Came, He Thought New YoA Firm Was Acting Libby's Claims to Dower Rights To Be Threshed Out In Litigation; She Remains In Seculusion at Sister's Home of Outskirts of Cin. cinnati Roaring Gap, N. c.. July 22. IAP)—W. N. Reynolds, Wtnaton- HaJcm millionaire, and uncle of Smith Rey nolds, tobacco heir shot to death at Winston-Salem two weeks ago. has been asked by Mina Libby Holman Reynolds to nerve as executor of her late hue band’s estate. Mr. Reynolds said here today he might accept. He said the requert came in a letter froui Alfred Holman, Cinconnati attorney, and father of the farmer Broadway torch singer. Reynold*' announcement was made when he was asked as to reports that a member of New York legal firm had been appointed executor of th# young millionaire's estate. Mr. Reynolds, a well known turf enthusiast, said that until he heard from Mr. Holman today he assumed the New York firm was acting for Mrs. Smith Reynolds. NO COURT ACTION BEGUN YET IN WINSTON-SALEM Winston-Salem. July 22. (AP> Court attaches said here today that no court action had been inaugurat ed here looking toward the diatribu tion of the estate of the late Smith Reynolds, shot ot death at his home here two weeks ago. They said Mrs. LJbby Holman Rey nolds had 30 days fromth e date of her husband’s death to file a letter of application as executor. After that petiod any other relative can apply, they said. The matter must remain open 20 days after the application is filed. No application had been received thia aft ernoon. they said. v LIBBY’S LAWYER FATHER ONLY ADVISOR, HE SAYS Cincinnati, July 22.—(AP) —Libby Holman's lawyer father said today ihat he was her only counsel in what ever efforts may be made to secur* a portion of the estate of Smith Rey nolds, her 20-year-old husband, killed by a bullet more than two weeks ago. (Continued on Four.) , Employees Os Overall Mill Back Group That Voted Last Night To Strike at High Point Returns To Work High Point. July 22. ( AP) —Em ployees of an overall company her* wh** voted last night to strike, re scinded their action this morning and returned to work. The workers, numbering 400, last night decided to join the strike of the hosiery mill workers here, who rejected a proposed argeement for settlement of the strike advanced by managements of the mills. Thia morning however, the over all employees gathered in front of the mill and speeches were made suggest ing that last night! action be for gotten and that work be resumed. There was no definite unity in the movement to strike last night, nor In. this morning's meeting, and, ap parently by general accord, the work ers filed back to their places and re sumed work. A mass meeting of hosiery workers last night rejected by acclamation the offer of the mill wwhcib to pey them tbe same wage scale that was in op eration on July 11. when a reduction was made that resulted in a walk -out Monday morning.