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GATEWAY TO CENTRAL ; CAROLINA. SScteenth year HIGHWAYPOLICE BOLIVIAN SOLDIERS IN TERRIFIC BATTLE WITH PARAGUAYANS Although Attacking, Para, guay to Complain to League Againat Boli. vian Activities argentine forces MASSED ON BORDER' TVrr to Preserve Strictest, Vigilance, Beunos Aires, Claims; Economic Block, ade by Neutrals Not Being! Considered, Despite Rum-1 ors. It Is Said •. n,. Hiinirt. Sept 10. l AP' i , • i >'>p> were fighting a bit-' wi'h Paraguayans at Fort! r in the disputed Chaco re- | , . Jtioal communique said to- j , t >\eie holding their position ' . < - ■:•••.enmg the defense of the j rv ! .nguaxan attacking force j »he communique said. It I -■ F' i! agurtvan reports they had | 3* ;rel h- fox^ ; ,:»_-iiavans began the attack! •.--•v morning at dawn, it said, j PXRV-I tt IS TO NOTIFY IKUiI E OF BOLIVIA MOVE \ . - Paraguay. Sept. 10. - I \r :> Paraguayan government J - -lay to inform the League j ' W ’hat Bolivia had opened j «i.- petationa in the Chaco with-j • t )<*c ; aration of war. \ r -gi.-svan aviator who returned) - • li\ er participating in yes-) • ':i:h'i:ig at Fort Bouqueron | B’livtans left win* capitulat I <’ * x ni and that he engaged ; • 'v - with three Bolivian planes J i-1 r* *<i he s*hot down one. «r,E\TIXF. FORCES BIASSED j TO PRESERVE NEUTRALITY , F .-r •- Aires. Argenine. Sept. 10.— i T Th» Argentine government r • ’ * a new army corps in For-1 r , ’■’in’ory today with infantry, j tiid aviation units in order; • .:-i the strictest vigilance on | ’** Paraguay and Bolivian borders, j • «>• understood the economic I 1 o'-' which the neutral South A- . ii.i*ions were reported plan- | -»n effort to bring about , :r e w:, s no t being considered. Home Loan ! i Board Asks For Stock " i Shares Valued At; 5134,000.000 Offered j l n Public Buyers In District '-h’.r.gton. Sept. 10. (AP> - The ■' ”» l/i-in Board will open subscrip '• '•k- for capital stock in its '•" k : September 14 aa the be -2 'a *'f a 30-dav nationwide drive of shaves valued at $134,- *'-vrman Fort announced that, in ’ ' to opening subscription *he 12 cities where the home ’ dank'* are to be located, sub :'* ‘■"v would be taken in approxl other cities In states where ' - and loan associations. Insur *''* mpanies and savings banks ”• • to purchase stock L -I ue of the limited appropria 'nude hv Congress for the e»- ''•v’-nt of the system. For said! ,rn were being sent today to] " ~f commerce In the various; : <'onerting them to make avail- : *■ 'vciities for opening the sub-, '' r " n books in their quarters. Tv - board psans to have subecrip-l ' -e-it to 20 000 institutions which 1 * ‘••utible as purchasers of capital i t ' r ‘*' books will be closed at the end ** V To-tay period, as required by n l tfuf board expects to have r, t .k- functioning by October IS. - ib.f, l ,pj on will open in the t e among'other cities and dls wards' '' net » Baltimore. Washington. ( Richmond. Vs; Winaton '*"rn N C.: Atlanta. Ga.; Colum k s C Jacksonville. Fla.; and Ala. Hcnjigrgnn Batin q4 j ' j Depression Tragedy WlEfem ' i i'V V-lfl «Wi! nw v ]|mh ft j§si|p m s D&l m ■ m jmmmmmmmm n ; Formerly a brilliant medica- man and graduate of Harvard Univer- I sity. Dr. Townely Thorndike French, | ' es Boston, surrendered to police and | calmly told that he had shot and killed his wife. Dr. French, who is 1 > S7. says he committed the crime j rather than see hi* wife face starve- Lou. FERRY EXPLOSION ! DEAD ARE NOW 39 [ j Eleven Other* Missing From Blast Friday At Pier In New York i i FAMILIES ON WATCH i i Crowd Shore Llm Sadly As Hunt For Bodies Continues In East River; One Body Recovered; One Injured Oh's I New York, Sept. 10 (AP)—Wives | and children of the missing watched ! -adly from the shore today as divers t searched the floor of the East river ! for victims of the explosion of the 1 labor ferry “Observation." By mid ' morning another body had been found | i on the muddy river bottom, and an- j other of the injuried died in a hos- I pital. Police figux-es at that timet 1 read: Dead, 39: missing, 11; injured. 63. 1 The "Observation" blew up yester-i day morning as it left the ferry house | j at 135th street with iron workers em -1 ployed to build prison cells in the new j penitentiary on Rlcekr’s Island* | Budget Os Schools Is Curtailed Sharp Trimming Done by Equalizing Board on Durham’s Estimates Raleigh, Sept. 10.-(AP)—The State Board of Equalisation today com pleted Its work of setting m.o county ; budgets for the six month: •c'-m by trimming the Durham countv Vidget. | This afternoon the member- of the group were engaged in working out ! a formula to be applied to special I charter district budgets between t tain limitations to be decided so that . the board would not have to consider j each of the more than 1,000 fiscal set-ups individually. Durham was allowed extra teach , era, but supplementary allowances for the supplies, travel and office «x --. peases of the county superintendent were cut sharply, while county board of education supplements wars cut , from $475 to $l5O. The salary supple . ment of the ifrincipais wax limited to ■ ten percent of the State standard, and janitors’ supplements were cut from ss.ooo to $2,700, ONLY DAILY NEWSPAPER PUBLISHED IN THIS SECTION OF NORTH CAROLINA AND VIRGINIA. HENDERSON, N. C., SATURDAY AFTERNOON, SEPTEMBER 10, 1932 Peacemaker? Xc* |i| I .Jk A Herbert H. Lehman L:eutensint-Govfrnor Herbert H. Lehman of New York may be the means of bringing former Gov ernor Alfred E. Smith actively into the support oT Governoi Franklin D. Roosevelt for pxesi dent and at the same time cause Tammany to fall into line. Leh man is supported for the Demo cratic gubernatorial nomination by Governor Roosevelt. He not only is a close friend of Smith but has been one of the chief financial supporters of Smith’s candidacies in the past. He is a New York banker and his word carries considerable weight in Quarters close to Tammany. INDEPENDENT GAS DEALERS CONTINUE FIGHT FOR PRICES I Plan Own Terminal At Wil mington To Meet Com petition of Big Com. panies* Stations COMPANIES MAKING HUGE PROFITS NOW Independents Could Cut This Down If Given Square Deal, They Think; Suit Has Been Brough By At torney General, But Little Relief Is Expected Dull.* DUpalrk llnm*. In the Sir ttnllft M.tel. |,V J f. BASKRBVII,L. Raleigh, Sept. 10.- -The independent gasoline dealers of North Carolina are going to continue to battle what they consider unfair methods of com petition from the larger gasoline and oil companies by putting their own cooperative gasoline and oil terminal In Wilmington, it was learned here today. Many of these dealers met in Wilmington yesterday and plans were virtually completed to build an in dependent gasoline terminal there at a cost of approximately $35,000. The independent dealers maintain that the big gasoline and oil com panies, with their strings o company owned filling stations and their strict contracts, are trying to squeeze the independent dealers out of the pic ture and get control of the retail gas oline business in North Carolina By their juggling of contract prices and their over night changes in retail prices, it is becoming almost impos <Continued on Putt Six). May Restrict Voting Os Disgruntled Jobless By Disfranchisement Method Bp CHARLES F. STEWART Washington, Sept. 10—The unem ployed vote is expected by all political forecasters to be an important factor in the November election. And undoubtedly K will be so. The supposition ie that It will be a discontented vote; consequently lath er unfavorable than favorable to the •'lns’* in office—for the sake of a change, on general principles. Thie tearizing probably will turn njt to be correct to the extent that noth ing In done to counteract .the antici pated tendency. Htets come from Maine, however, of preUmdnary steps to accomplish just that and by the staple process of dis BATTLE STRIKERS AT TWO OFFICERS ARE HIT BY ROCKS AND CHILD IS INJURED 'Tear Gas Bombs Are Hurled By Patrolmen As Strik. ers Try To Hold Up j Mill l^uck SEEK TO PREVENT WORKERS LEAVING Attempt To Keep Them In Mill After Working Dur ing Morning; Governor Gardner Deplores Clash, But Withhold* Comment To See Captain Farmer Thomasville. Sept, 10. I AP) Two officers were struck by rocks and a child was hit by a tear gas bumb as 1.000 strikers of the Thomasville Chnir Company engaged in two short lived clashes with highway patrolmen here today. About mid-morning the stilkers gathered about the mill gate to pre vent a truck from entering the mill grounds. In an effort to make pas sage through the muttering crowd, patrolmen threw tear gas bombs, and it was at this time the child, whose name was not learned, was struck a slight blow. The trouble seemed to have passed over until the idle employees gather- 1 ed at lunch time to prevent three workers from leaving the mill. Earlier in the day the trio had en tered (he mill to resume their places ;it their machines. At noon they were being escorted through the strikers ranks in automobiles driven by mill officials. There were three cars with one worker in each. .A# the first machine approached the crowd, rocks began to fly. The automobile was hit several times, and two patrolmen escorting the machine also were hit. though neither was hurt. In the confusion, the other two automobiles escaped unnoticed. Patrolmen immediately dived into the crowd to seek out the rock throw ers, and Earle Keyes. 32 ,a machinery worker, and Fred Brown. 28. a pack er. were arrested. They were taken to Lexington, where they were charged with assault with a deadly weapon. Meantime ,tbe mob lined up to con front the mobiJied patt-olmeiv. who stood ready for an assault. In a thort time, however, the crowd began to disperse, and an hour later the mill vn rlnwri. striker's had dis appeared, the patrolmen had i gone back to their various posts. | At mid-afternoon the situation was j quiet. t Approximately 1,000 workers struck I more than a month ago in protest J against wage cut®, and since ttren have | been idle. , Several conferences have b-'en held In an attempt to formulate some plan whereby work might he resumed but so far no announcement of any agree ment or disagreement has been made. GOV. GARDNER DEPLORES CLASH WITH PATROLMEN 1 Chapel Hill, Serpt. 10 (AP)-Gover nor Gardner, vrtio was here today at tending the Institute of Government, was "allocked” by news of a clash be tween highway patrolmen and strik ers at the Thomasville Chair Company factory, and said he ‘‘deplored the out break of violence.'* The governor expressed particular concern over the condition of the child injured during the Trouble. Governor Gardner said he would have nothing to say regarding the matter until he could confer with Cap tain Charles F. Farmer, of the patrol, who was in Thomaaville when the j trouble occurred. i franchising a* many as possible of the Pine Tree State’s jobless. It remains to be seen how effective the plan will prove! Anyway, It la a fact that state laws do exist, in at least a dozen common wealths. which if strictly enforced, will intake it easy for the authorities greatly to restrict the number of bal lots cast. Moreover, Investigators for the Lea gue of Women Voters, who have been studying the situation, make the de finite prediction that the reduction be low 1928** election figures will be considerable, though the league’s jj; .(Continued on Paga SixJ • I Btauatrb Japan Excited By Alleged Warlike Activities OfU. S. With Bitter Protests Made x legion pfady fqr convention wr LJmL ' JAp. ; Jp ■ >. ,9k B y . Bill Browne, left, huskiest officer on the police force of Portland, Ore., who is also sergeant-at-arms for the national convention of the American Legion, and Bowman Elder, right, of Indianapolis, na tional treasurer of the legion, get playful hoisting Aaron M. Frank, chairman of the Portland recep tion committee, high in the air. Public Service Company Valuations Are Smaller Cut $8,000,000 From $350,000,000 Last Year Made By The State Board Raleigh. Sept. 10 (AP)—The valua tion of public service corporation in North Carolina for the year 1932 to day was announced as slightly more than $342,000,000, a decrease of over $80,000,000 compared with the 1931 figure of $350,000,000. The valuations are used as the bas is for levvying taxes, both Slate and county. The board of assessment sets up prorata tables showing the valua tion in each county for each coipora tion included in the report. Railroad valuations showed the’ largest decrease, while electric and gas companies showed a small in crease. The railroad valuations this year are $208,580,771. compared with $219,576,- 509 last year. Electric, street railway and gas com pany valuations kicreased about sl.- 500.000 frfom $110,651,173 In 1931 to $112,052,350 this year. . The Southern Railway system’s 1932 valuation of $86,054,054 is the largest of any single road, but is less than the 1931 figure of $90,852,909. Ex-Mavor Walker And Wife Leaving For Trip Abroad New York, Sept. I®.—(AP) Persons seeing friend* off on the Conte Grande for Europe today were astonished to see former Mayor Jamas J. Walker and hia wife board the Uner aa paoseng ara. There had been rumors for ■eyeful days that , the former mayor waa plunning a trip abroad bail there had bean’ no definite announcement. The name* of the fanner mayor and hi* wife were not on the pas senger list, and Mne officials at the pier aatd they knew nothing of their being on the boat. They war* not seen to leave the ttaer however, before It polled oat. rOKUSHSD BVBRT AFTBBMOOM KXCXPT IUMDAT. THOMASVILLE 1 hn-e officer! l of the legion auxil iary ars shown, below, in Port land. They arc, left 'o right, Mrs. Cecelia Wenz, national treas urer, and Mrs. Gwendolin Mac- Dowel), national secretary, both of Indianapolis, and Mr* Fat Allen of Portland, a member of the re ception committee. Both conven tion? open Sept. 12. Relief to Bahama Refugees Is Sent Natmaa. Bahama Island*, Sept. It (AP)—-The relief ship Dd> Uordeaux ho* ring food and medi cal supplies to storm sufferers .»i (he Abaco group of the Bahamas, reached Gr«i-n Turtle bay and found the town on the Island de vastated . Leaders of the relief expedition reported by wireless that as far as they could learn the total killed hi the dwrm and tidal wave last Mon day was seven. MSCOULD BE PROVIDED MANY Harrelson Thinks $2,500,- 000 Federal Loan For Reclamation Needed I>nlly Disystrh Rsresa, In the Sir Halter Hotel. HV J C IIA HK KR VI LI,. Raleigh, Sept. 10.—Land values can be established and employment pro vided for thousands now unemploy ed If the State would secure $2,500,- 000 relief loan from the Reconstruc tion Finance Corporation and expend this sum in the purebuing and im provement of public lands, according to Colonel J. A. Harrelson Colonel Harrelson Is chairman of the North Carolina committee representing the National Committee on Trade Re covery. Loans for the acqulaltion and* Im provement of public lands along the (Continued on Page Four.) WEATHER FOB NORTH CAROLINA. Fair tonight and Sunday; little change la temperature, 6' PAGES TODAY FIVE CENTS COM LARGE BUILDINGS PHOTOGRAPHED BY A NEW YORK BANK Newspapers and Radio Hint To Populace That Ame. rica Is Preparing For War In East CITE PRESENCE OF FLEET IN PACIFIC Cruise of Plane Carriers and Making New Bases h Aleutian Islands Recalled; Fear Bank's Photographs Will Be Given To War Department Tokyo, Sept. 10 (AP) — The storm of protest which has developed during the last two days over the photo graphing of a number of Japanese business and in dustrial buildings by the Na tional City Bank of New York assumed a more seri ous aspect today, and led to diplomatic action. Delegations from severs I .Tapanesa natriotic societies visited the bank at Ushlxh and attempted to intimidata. its Japanese employees. Osaka news papers came out again with full page* devoted to protests against <h" photo graphing. and printed a mnn' *’ of other reports to hint the i'nited States was making other preparation* for possible war. Ambassador Joseph C. Grew imme diately arranged for an interview with the Japanese foreign ni ni-'ter, and called on him at the U rr.gn of fice this afternoon. The newspaper charges, whirh in cluded a long list of Ami x ier,n activ ities. such as the presence of 'he Am erican fleet in the Pacific, alleged cruise of three airplane carriers along the Kurile Islands, and e-rablish ment of new American air taxes on the Aleutian Islands, also wore broad cast over the seml-offlcis! radio ala tion at Osakti. The charges that the bank photo* graphs might get into the hand* ofi the United States War Department; for use In mapping targets .for alg bombing raids was reiterated. 2 Theatres Wrecked By; N. Y. Bombs / $ One In Brooklyn, One In Lower East Side Manhattan; Probe Begun —- New York. Sept. 10.—fAP)—Ter rific bomb explosions wrecked the entranced* of two movie houses early today, tossed sleeping people from their beds, and spread terror through two widely separated neighborhoods. Hundreds of panes of glass crash ed to sidewalks as a blast In front of Lowe’s 46th Street theatre, in Brook lyn. was followed quickly by another explosion in the entrance to Loew's Cana! street theatre on Manhattan's lower East Side. Detectives said there ha* been a conflict between two unions of mo tion picture operators, but no evi dence waa made public connecting; this dispute with the bomb plots. Three men in a sedan were seen Tq>eedjng away from the Brooklyn theatre about the time of the blast. The theatres were empty at tba time and no one was injured.