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GATEWAY to central f.UIOLINA. NINETEENTH year HOOVER SAYS U. S. IS DIVORCED FROM GERMAN ARMS ROW But /m s America Is Anxious That Germany Shall Continue at Disarm, ament Parley 111 LRS TO VIEWS VOICED AT PARIS ypalor Reed and Amb&ssa. H. r Edge Said To Have 1 old Frenchmen People Mere Think German Move *. \ his Time Is Inoppor. tune Step by Her > n S»*pt 20 i AP) Preii • a statement t n ted States was divoiced i« toimed the "Oeiir.an :i hut eaid this country ... -hit (i imany shall con ;.i;ti. jutte in the amis con . .1 r.t teferied to pu s dU ■m ah: oud and it was aa . r. . aides he referred to re .. S- nato' R-*ed. of Peoni-yl t t \(i»oasoadcr Edge had in ; rit-nch authorities the Amt • behoved Germany s rc t ■< for armaments equality wai r . -uler.t s s'atement follows el*, tenet to press cLspetih- j -i F ans on the German arms n he position of this govern t - cU-ir The sole question is • country’ -> Interested is In re - rmamen'.s of the whole world. ; 'tep. not a party to the Versail ♦ . and its Imitations on Qer ; ir That is solely a European Jhe United States has al -<!ar»d that it *akes no part in : • ussion. •rr anxious that Germany shall i * ’o participate in the arms which has now such pro ' regress for the entire world, -ne shall lend tier aid in ; x:r r purpose.” ONEMPLOYED WILL GET DEMOCRAT AID Tavlor Stales They Will Be Given Chance To Sell Campaign Soap - Sept. 20 —< AP>—Tyre Tay *’:rinal president of the Young r ■ ’tr Clubs of America . an ‘ 1 »oday that unemployed per •ht >jghout the nation will be member clubs in a campaign 'IOO.OOO bars of "Democratic k -* f >r» November 8. bar of the soap is wrapped white and blue paper, dotted • ir ; and printed on the front of •h" slogan "Democratic soap rlean up America.'* •'I on the back of each wrap- Works best when wet Buy '‘ ic soap. Your dime provides ' : another good American, and arry on the fight for clean •r -aid it is planned to conduct •\‘.r,wlde campaign selling the i-e to house and office to of • b unemployed person handling p will receive several cents for ’ bar -told, and the local Demo ■ < iuhs will get the remainder. 25,000,000 Destitute By End Os Winter Predicted Taken To Meet Situation Wholly Inadequate, Washington Thinks; Effects of Undernourishment Are Feared As Relief Forces Organize Os ARLES P. STEWART • Sept. 20.—T0 the ques- I there much actual starvation • rmik* of th eunemployed?" the r h ‘ Yes." or "No." depending • ' definition of "starvation." fiestion comes up following 'i ,, ni Hoover’s conference on wet : *-:ief many folk are collapsing on *re*t and dying forthwith, un k ;hly from lack of food, and no -•'Sigr.able cause whatever. "'<• U an occasional case of it, 1 cicates a sensation. ••lent* of the human tieetf of ‘•“pivaaion. however, virtually are ■1 ’ha* slow starvation is wide •i ;«.Tiong jobless workers sod Hmtiiprsmt : 'wrof'SKcffjg, «ggg» A New American Tragedy ■I "* ■ jflyiwyr . W O'-. ~ la Victims of the depress,on. Freeman Violate. World War veteran of neiV'kmt one of h,S fami,y aft< * r the ? h,d received tij that one of his children, Freeman. Jr. (lower right) had died of h U, »f*H Whl * at tending school The boy had just told his teacher that he had not eaten for 24 hours, when he dropped dead At feft !< the mother Who. though ill herself was compelled to watch her children ome for lack of nourishment. Kidnaped Child Is Sent Back Home Without Harm Son of Wealthy Father Seiz ed When on Way Home From School Mon day Afternoon KIDNAPERS SCARED BY INTENSE SEARCH Was Taken To Small Flat and Given Sandwiches, Milk and Picture Book; Was Later Put on Street Car and Sent Home in Care of Conductor New York. Sept. 20. —( AP)--A kid naping band, which restored 9-year old John Rusaell to his wealthy fa ther when the police trail became too hot. was sought throughout New York and many parts of the east today. Stolen and held for $25,000 ransom, the boy was returned mysteriously late last night to the Brooklyn home of his father. Arthur S. Russell, stock exchange broker. Police said no ran som was paid and that they believed the kidnapers became frightened by an intense search by the police. Young Russell was so tired when he got home that police refrained from questioning him extensively un til today. On his way home from school yesterday, he said, two men stopped him, took him for an auto mobile ride, and then to a small flat, where they gave him sandwiches, milk and a picture book. In the even ing he said a woman and another man came in. anG the woman took him by an automobile to a street car, gave the conductor a nickel, and ask ed him to let the boy off near his home. Three telephone workers saw him get off the car. recognized him from his pictures, and took him home. While the boy was missing two tele phone calls were received at the Rus sell home demanding $25,000 ransom. their dependents. • As Dr. O. F. Baker, senior econo mist of the agriculture department, discussing the effect of prolonged un dernourishment upon the future vigor of the nation, remarked to me the other day. "The great danger is that thousands of men, even if better times do come, will be broken in health be yond employability. And their chil dren? The damage will not end with our generation.” Viewing the situation scientifically it was with the problem as one of yean that Dr. Baker chiefly concern ed himself. , . . A survey contained in the latest ls- tinned on Page Two I ONLY DAILY NEWSPAPER PUBT.isiran i Speaker Garner’s Aged Mother Dead In Detroit, Texas ■|jjr • w«» MRS. SARAH JANE GARNER. Detroit, Texas. Sept. 20.—(IAP) Mrs. Sarah Jane Garner, 81-year-old mother of John Nance Garner, Demo cratic vice-presidential nominee, died at her home here at 12:25 p. m. today. Mrs. Garner had been in ill health but her condition became critical sev eral days ago when she was forced to bed with what her physicians describ ed as general toxic poisoning. With her when she passed away were all of her living children, three sons and two daughters, and other near relatives. 22 Cases on List Os Supreme Court ' In Day’s Hearing Raleigh, Sept. 20 IAP)- I Twenty-two cases ; were oh the docket facing the Stale Supreme Court today as it start ed hearing oral arguments from the fifth judicial district. Motion to dismiiss at least one ap peal, In the case of the state versus Clyde Jones, was to be made. The fifth district ooneists of Carte ret, Craven, Greene, Jones, Pamlico and Pitt countses. The Newberry-FertUlzer* case, In whdch A. O. Nebcrry, merchants trans fer and storage company. Mrs. Kate McGabee and Mts. Adanda C. Blades sued the Meadows Fertilizer Company t£e Davison Chemical Company and C. Wilbur Miller for $1,500,000 dam ages for alleged breach of contra*, in volves garnishee proceedings of $366,- ito.ao. Recently the State Supreme Court granted a writ of supersedes* tempor apartly staying enforcement of the garnishment pending a hearing of the morion for Certiorari, intended to bring the case before the high tribunal on Ms merits. i - i < HENDERSON, N. C., Bmixj Bispcrtrli IN THIS SECTION OF NORTH CAROLINA AND VIRGINIA. AFTERNOON, TUESDAY FAIR RATE GROUP > TACTICS HURTING ITS OWNEFFORTS Apparently Trying To Put v Obstacle* In Way of v . Commit, •ion * Rate Cuts ATTACK ONWADDELL POINTED TO AS SUCH Charge By Mees of His Power Connections Con. sidered Far-Fetched; Fair Rate Association Draws Fire for Methods It Hals Already Adopted f)nll>’ I>l»patrh Darraa, Ik the Mir Walter llvirl. BY J C IIA'SKRItVILL Raleigh. Sept. 20.—Althogh the Fair Utilities l ate Association may be deeply and sincerely interested in secring lower utility rates for the people of North Carolina, the meth ods it has been employing ao far are not conducive to the building up of public confidence in the sincerity of its efforts, according to the preval in opinion here. Fqf. while the great er portion of the people of the StaEte are undoubtedly anxious to get lower rates and hence are In sympathy With the announced objectives of the asso ciation, many of these are already objecting to the tactics being exhibit ed by the officers of the association. They fail to understand what appears to be the deliberate effort of this or ganization to put obstacles in the path of the State Corporation Com mission in attempting to secure a gen eral reduction in utilities rates now. The recent statement issued by C. A. Mees. of Charlotte, president of the Fair Utilities Rate Association, criticizing the Corporation Commis sion for its employment of Dr. Char les E. Waddell, of Asheville, well known consulting engineer, has not •helped the cause of the association, according to the reaction here. Mees said that Waddell had formerly been employed by various power companies and gave the impression that he is still retained by one or more of them. According to a statement issued yes terday by the Corporation Commis sion. Dr. Waddell has not been em ployed by or received a retaining fee from any power companies within the last eight or ten years except as an expert witness in law suits or con demnation proceedings. His record shows that he has appeared just as often against the power companies as for them, it was also pointed out. It is maintained by the commission that Mr. Mees either knows this or could have learned it. since he is also a consulting engineer, as is Dr. Wad dell, and could easily have been fa miliar wi'h his complete record. It is nc •e*'--* h-'re that the Cor poration Commission feels that in stead of trylnf? to assist it in bringing about lower utility rates now and within as short a time as possible, the utility rate association seems to be trying to block these efforts merely (because it is not following the for mula advocated by the association. The association first wants a general independent appraisal made of all utility properties, with this appraisal to be used as the basis for a new schedule of rates. It is agreed, how (Continued on rage Two.) extorttotTscheme DENIED BY MOORE Wilmington Mayor Says On Stand He Had Nothing To Do With It Wilmington, Sept. 20.—( AP)—Par ker Q. Moore, former Wilmington mayor, denied from the witness stand today that he had anything to do with notes sent ot Mrs. Jesse K. Wise, Wil mington society leader, from whom he Is accused of attempting to extort $26,000. Moore Is on trial with J. J. Fur long, former police rtiief here, for at tempting to secure $26,000 last May from Mrs. Wise under pain of her death. Taking the stand for the first time, Moore said he had not written, or seen any note pertaining to the at tempted extortion of the philanthro pist. When asked if he knew thing he an swered: “Absolutely not.” Both sides rested today and argu ment to the jury began at 1? 15 p. m. Six hours were al’owed for argument and naicaLi* ii were the jurv wo>i d receive the case early tonight. WEATHER FOB NORTH CAROLINA. ‘ Showers tonight and Wednes day; slightly wanner hi northeast portion tonight. , SEPTEMBER 20, 1932 IN WAKE OF A FALLEN EMPIRE ——— * - / ' i ' JjHiliNv / e .- , rtflfrlßß ■PPP till J a If j * B 1 fill IB jS t Uni ti v -» ■ V¥r~ f . ■ jm j .. t- - • —* JB A'htivc i> Uw old- fashioned board ing house at Orillia, Ont., where Martin Insult, lower right, former president of the billion dollar Mid dle West Utilities Co., and a brother of Samuel Insull, is living with his wife, “I have no money not a nonnv." he told news Mahatma Gandhi Starts His “Fast Until Death” Leader of India's Millions In Civil Disobedience Caro* paign Protests British plan; Jail Door Is Thrown Open; He Is Urged to Desist From Starving Poona, India. Sept. 20,—( AP) Ma- • hatma Gandhi, leader of millions of Indias people in the civil disobedience campaign against the British govern ment, began to assume todav “the fast until death," which he announced last week as a protest of Romsav MacDonald's proposal for the settle ment of the Indian communal pro blem. As he started his self-imposed star vation he was technically a free man. The government this morning let down the bars of his prison cell at Yerotia jail, where he has been a pri- LANCASTEHPLANS WED MRS. MILLER! | Recently Acquitted in Miami Os Murder of Haden ! Clark Miami, Fla.. Sept. 20. (AP)-James| J. Forrester, of the Federal labor de-! partment, said today he had learned 1 that Captain William N. Lancaster. British flier, plans to marry Mrs. Jes se M. Keith-Miller -the woman in the case. “I intend to marry Mrs. Keith-Mil ler, whether she wants to or not,” j Forrester said the British flier de-j clared. Forrester conducted Labor De partment deportation hearing for both and his report awaits adjudi cation in Washington. The declaration was in conflict with the assertion of Mrs. Keith-Miller in the recent trial which led to the ac quittal of Lancaster on a murder charge growing out of the death of Clarke. “I do not love Bill < Captain Lan caster) and had not for the past two years,” she testified, explaining she was only “Intensely fond of him.” Captain Lancaster is in Waterbury, Vt., seeking the consent of his mother to the proposed union, Forrester said. Durham Notes Are Sold For Year By Local Commission Raleigh. Sept. 20. —CAP)— The Lo cal Government Commission today sold $150,000 worth of bond anticipa tion notes of the city of Durham to the Fidelity Bank of Durham at a premium of S3O, with an interest rate of six percent The notes wjll mature September 27, 1933. , • The commlpsion also sold. $2,473.50 worth of Yadkin county tax anticipa tion notes to Jerome" Bolick Sons Company of Concover at pas and ac crued interest at six percent. The fiotes mature April 1, 1933. PUBLISHED EVERT AFTERNOON EXCEPT SUNDAY. papermen. Below, Charles A. McCulloch, left, and Edward N. Hurley, receivers for Middle West Utilities, at Chicago, who have declared “There will he no bank ruptcies.” Loss to investors, may. however, exceed a billion. Sam uel Insull is now living in Baris. soner since January, but Mahatma spurned the proffered freedom. He said he would not leave his cell unless forcibly removed and the in dications were the government would not remove him. Hundreds of telegn.ms and letters from friends asking him to give over his proposed death sentence were re ceived at the jail, and many Indian leaders added their efforts to dissuade him. He began to prepare for the fast yesterday by cutting down on the food taken at a meal and taking his meals farther apart. ilimlß TROUBLEIN JERSEY Resulted In Fatal Shooting of Young Boy And In. juries To Others South River, N. J., Sept. 20, - (AP) - Authorities began an Investigation today of labor disorders in the needle industry here which resulted in the fatal shooting of a nine-year-old boy and injury to at least ten other per sons. Forty private detectives, who clash ed with a crowd of workers late yes terday were held in jail for question ing. They were taken to the jail shortly after midnight, following the arrival of State troopers who dispersed a crowd of 3.000 that had held the pri vate detectives and 13 policemen vir tual captives in the town hall over six hours. Sheriff Barney Gannon said Prose cutor Douglas M. Hick..-* would ques tion them about the fight, and the shooting of Walter Rojek. Moose Editor Says Davis s Not ‘Mussolini’ Os Order New York, Sept. 20. — (AP) —Donald i 6. Stewart, for six yesmi editor of the Moose magazine, testified today that. fax from being the “Mussolini of the Moose." United States Senator James J. Davis held a “merely honorary" post with the Loyal Order of Mooee. The Pennsylvania Senator and for mer cabinet member is on trial in Federal court on indetments chargng him with violation of Federal lottery laws tn connection with the activities of the Mooee, of which he is director 6 PAGES TODAY FIVE CENTS COPY ROOSEVELT IS IN m SEATTLE FOR DAT I PUSHING CAMPAIGN Will Spend 11 Hours In Met. ropolis of Washington ■ Before Continuing To Portland TRAIN IS DELAYED BY BAD DERAILMENT Large Crowd Waits Long Time at Missoula To Greet Democratic Nominee; Speaks Briefly to Throng and Exchanges Words of Good Will With Folks Seattle, Wash.. Sept. 20. -( AP) Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt of New York. Demivcratic candidate for th» presidency arrived here today for an 11-hour visit in this vicinity befoi* leaving tor Portland, Oiegon. TRAIN FOUR HOURS LATE BECAUSE OF DERAILMENT Aboard Roosevelt Special, Sept. 20. - ( AP) Delayed four hours at Bon ner, Montana, by the derailment of the crack North Coast Limited of the Northern Pacific. Franklin D. Roose velt. the Democratic picsidential nom inee. was today in Washington for an all-day lay-over. The limited, eastbound from SeaMl* to Chicago, went off the track yester day when a driving axle of the locomo tive broke and the engine and baggage and mail cars left the track. None of the crew or passengers on the de railed train was injured. After hurried repair work, the spe cial crept slowly past the scene of the wreck. The derailed engine and the two cars leaned so far over toward the special as almost to graze the coaches as they passed. Despite the long delay and drizzling tain, a huge crowd formed about the station at Missoula. Many umbrellas were in evidence as the crowd shoved toward the rear end of the car where Mr. Roosevelt was introduced by J. Bruce Kremer, national committeemen from Montana. “It takes more than a derailment to stop our train." he said. “I appre ciate your gathering here after an earlier disappointment. We just want to say, ‘Howdy.’ ” Several voices in the crowd shout hack "Hody." 734ARRESTSMADE BY HIGHWAY POLICE Total Revenue for August Is $24,050; Violations Numbered 12,346 Dnilr Dispatch ltnr»»ii, la the Kir Walter Hotel, nr J C. B4SKRIIVIM.. Raleigh. Sept. 20—A total of 12.J46 violations of motor vehicle and high way laws were noted by the State Highway Patrol in August, with worn ings issued to the drivers of 5.530 au tomobiles and trucks, according to tho report issued today by Captain Char les D. Farmrr, commander of tha patrol. More than 5.000 of these vtolar tions were improper lights and the lights of g,796 cars were fixed at sta tions along the highways, so that no arrests o» warnings were necessary. A total of 11.981 cars were stopped by patrolmen during the month. It was found necessary to make only 734 arrests and only 804 tickets were issued to violators. Arrests are made only in extreme cases of law violation while “tickets” are issued by patrolmen when mechanical de fects are found, requiring drivers to have these defects corrected within a certain period of time or else be sub ject to arrest. Patrolmen extended courtesies to 1,541 drivers In distress by helping to change tires, go for gasoline or other assistance. A total revenue of $24,050 was brought in during August by the pa (Continued from Page Two ) general. The government, which charges that Davis participated in lotteries alleged ly held by the fraternal order, and personally profited by them, is seek ing to show that he was an actual dictator of all the order's activities. Today defense counsel asked Stewart, who is the first witness at the trial, which began yesterday. If, in fact. Davis' position is not merely honorary." “I would take it as such," Stewart replied.