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gateway TO central CAROLINA. nineteenth year MONDAY MEETING 70 CONSIDER NEW GEOGRAPHY TEXTS Commission Meets In Greens boro To Discuss Latest Books For Schools Os The State BITTER OPPOSITION FROM THE PARENTS Those Who Have To Buy These Books Are Against Anv Changes Now, Unless It Be for Lower Prices; State Grange Is on Record In Opposition llillt IM«|ialrk Rama In Ihr sir \\ niter Hotel, m J < lUsKKHVIII,. r, • ' *rf 2<> The State Ele rryy.'i:. Tex'bonk Commission Is to >. * « ;»i ri.u in Greensboro Mon-1 Oft >:><•: 2» to give further con-I t>t i i‘o nuking a change in the j ft y itiir. textbooks now in use in i .kj r . n>• *>i v rh'tols of the State, it j - i . i i here toriav. Several other ( r £ •• the fummiwiion have been jk. *h- r* ■' several months, but . i-T.'*.iK»*l that :u> definite re-1 c -r,; • ! i*mr. have yet been decided »%"* y *r -itv e it was learned that the c r.m - : T. has been considering re r iTiurt; l«.u mother change in text t»'k- ('•'•'-nlrrable opposition to thia r.* » h»; been developing over the :'*.»•• Man\ people frankly cannot un-. (’rriftr'l why the textbook commis-1 «..'n -h> i l go to the expense of hold- ! r* -Itese meetings to change any) itr.nui d on Page Six) Coast Line Will Not Pay Interest On Nov. 1 Notes .*■>- T.rk. Oct. 20—(AP)-Tbe At !tr' : >J a-* Line railroad announced to lav *hat r.-> interest would be paid e* l |,; f*"Jt recent certificates of in <f*hr»dnes.'i November 1, explaining ’Har th» certificates permit suspen se c' pavmcnt when the income is ret sufficient. ••tince he certificates have preced ence over stock, it was also announced *' ll ’ nr ’ dividend would be paid on the preferred stock on November 10. Both c f >h j se certificates are small, there i 135.fi00 of the notes outatand •'-* and 1 967 shares of the prefrired y’oek * HOOVER TO SPEAK ; IN NEW YORK CITY Penningers And Clayton Plead Guilty To Killing Jack Dees Jan. 20 ' * Yr.;k Oct. 20 (API-It was d nr Republican National Com : " e I’c.iddtiuners today that Pres -If* Herbert Hoover, seeking re w>il deliver an address in '‘ 1 ’ Square Garden ei'her on Oc -31 r November 1. T i- ' was learned the "resident nv,v ik In Boston around the seme na Plans are not definite. Roosevelt flakes Fight B To Indiana democratic Nominee <(ji\en Tumultous ijNelcome In City of v.; Indianapolis I T diaoapolis. Ind . Oct. 20—(AP) -'’-nor Roosevelt carried his cam- Indif,na tn **y- receiving a l " n *’ w elcome and parade as • i rived in Indianapolis at 11:35 a. b r !‘ standarfl time. from Pitte . ' wherp !a*t night he stated his * l,) the bonus. The governor’s special train reached •.inapolm 35 minutes late after hav •VL;»v n IO! * r for * time in owo . • between • h ;‘;: a f r,f J hc Bl 8 Four railroad and I , rT n rh,r^e °f the governor's , - n of automooilea met the 1 ,r Presidential candidate .. * * nf up as h * appeared. He - *“•'«>,} bv Indiana Democratic t W 'V er whirh * P«r»de started ’ '*•» the streets of the city. Hrniirrsmt J»T«»aKh3KS>?BBB» SCENE or ROOSEVELT S BID FOR PENNSYLVANIA Forbes Field, home of the Pittsburgh! Pirates baseball club was the secene la»t night of the first major cam- RECONSTRUCTION CORPORATION AUTHORIZES $1,550,086,689 SUM Glass ford Quits Job As ' Washington Police Head Splits Over Question Os Authority; He Handled Bonus Army There Washington. Oct. 20.—(AP)—Pel- ham D. Giassford. superintendent of Washington police, who was at odds with administration members over the calling of troops to evict the bonus arn »V. has tendered his resignation to the District of Columbia commission ers. Glaaeford. a retired brigadier-gen eral. disputed statements by his su periors said troops were necessary to restore order following clashes between veterans and police. His resignation, however, grew out of official opposition to changes tn personnel he wished to make in the police department. In his letter of resignation, the po lice superintendent said he accepted office on condition that he have a free hand in the selection and assignment of "my principal assistants.” "I find myself," he continued, "in , the equivocal position of so many other police chiefs in the United States, namely, holding a position Os POLITICAL PICTURE (By the Associated Press.) The political picture: DEMOCRATS: Pittsburgh— Roosevelt says he does not see how a government can con sider anticipating bonus paymeht un til it has a balanced budget with cash in the treasury: suggests beer tax. New York—Smith, naming Roose velt and Gamer, calls for complete Democratic victory. New York—Chairman Farley said Republicans are exerting pressure on postmasters. REPUBLICANS: Baltimore—Secretary Mills says fi nancial records of Democratic House at last session was “worst ever made.” Dearborn—Henry Ford says Hoov er is "getting results,” and should be allowed “to finish the job.” New York—Eiihu Root, says failure to re-elect Hoover would be “serious misfortune." COMENGET LONG PRISON IBM Oct. 31 or Nov. 1 Date For Campaign Plea In Madi son Square Garden Concord, Oct 20.—<AP>—Relv’n tnd Luke Penninger and Lee Cinyton were sentenced to SO years imprisonment each after they pleaded guilty in su perior court here today to the second degree murder of Jack Dees January 26. The three entered guilty pleas as their trial opened. When arraigned yesterday they pleaded not guilty. Dees was shot to death through the window of his home near the Roberta Mill. Behrln Penninger, brother of taka, charged Clayton shot Dees to prevent him from testifying on assault char ges brought by Dees "growing out of liquor deals." This was denied by CUyton, _ i ONLY DAILY NEWSPAPER PURTJSTTF.n paig.-i speech by a Democratic presi dential candidate in -Pennsylvar iu ir, many years, r?/. Frankii i l* - f > | '" : '' I I % &j_y J Pelham D. Glassford great responsibility, but deprived of the essential authority to discharge it without fear ot favor.” Glass ford’s resignation was accept ed within a few hours by the com missioners. 65 AUTO DEATHS IN STATE LAS] MONTH 425 Other* Injured In 269 Accidents Reported To Auto Bureau Daily Dlip«TeS Rants • a the Sit Walter Hotel., ng J. «* BASKBHVILL. Raleigh, OcL 20.—With 65 persons killed and 425 persons injured in 269 automobile accidents in September, it is time for the people of the State to start thinking about this terrific toil in life and property, L. S. Har ris, chief of the automobile license bureau said today. In August 76 per sons were killed and 462 injured in 315 accidents, while In September, 1931, 77 were, killed and 519 injured in 372 accidents. This brings to the total casualties in automobile accidents In North Car olina for the first nine months of this year to 475 killed and 3,455 injured, Mr. Harris pointed out. “If from 65 to 75 persons should be killed in a single train wreck or in the collapse of a building or should die from some disease within a single (Continued on bage Six.) London Explains Proposal On Amending Constitution (Note: This Is tbe second of four articles explaining nonsWuUonsl amendments to be voted on In Norib Carolina November 8) R&eigh.vpot. 20 (AP)—-The second of four amendments to be submitted tp tbe yotqfs off North Caro lina November 8,, that which would allow voters to consider amendments at special ejections,- i* generally con sidered lb official circles *h*#e to be the most important bf tbe quartet. The amendment has already brought out 4hg opposition of Attorney Gen eral Dennis G. Qrummltt. while other state officials ’ gsnetelly are privately expressing opposition. * HENDERSON, N. C., Urnlu Hisrrairfi IN SECTION OF NORTH CAROLINA AND VIRGINIA- THURSDAY AFTERNOON, OCTOBER 20, 1932 Vj’.ts Pittsbugh addreM Wednesday night was regarded as important to his cause. Advance* Thug Authorised Cover Whole Period of Existence From Feb n 20 to Sept. 30 m i AGGREGATE OF 8,235 SEPARATE CREDITS ► Nearly 200 Million Dollars Loaned Has jßeen Repaid, Quarterly StAement Says; Over 44 Millions Anther rized Withdrawn or Can celled Later Washington, Oct. 20.—(AP)— Ad vances of $1.550,086*689 were author ized by the Reconstruction Corpora tion in the eight mpnthe from ttj or ganization on Febigiary 20 through September 30. f The Corporation. Aai4 today *.hG sum was ths aggregate of 3,235 sep arate authorizations. The figures were given in its quarterly report to Con gress that showed 3.109 business loan authorizations totalling 3359.588.446 during the three months ending Sep tember 30. In summarizing the corporation's financial status, the report said that 344.609.161 of'the $1,560,086,68* author ized was later 'withdrawn or cancell ed. It added: , ■ “At the close of September >SO, 1932, the corporation had adVancbd $1,194,- 601,566. and repayments (exclusive of amount unallocated pending .advices as of September 30) amounted to $185,035,489 leaving $1,009,566,077 out standing on books of the corpora tion. In addition, the corporation had outstanding on September 30 agree ments to make loans totalling $600,000 upon the performance of specified conditions. LARGE ADVANCES MADE VIRGINIA, WEST VIRGINIA Washington, Oct. 20. (AP)— The Reconstruction Corporation today made available $603,346 for emergency relief in 16 Virginia counties and two cities, and $922,252 to West Virginia to care for 17 countes. The corpora tion also authorized a loan of $3,600 to Mineral county, Nevada, to care for emergency relief needs from October 1 to December 31. 13-Inch Snow In Montana Heaviest In Twenty Years Miles City, Mont. Oct 20. (AP)—A 13-inch snowfall, term ed 'the heaviest In eastern Mol tnaa In 20 years, made many side roads impassable today and brought out snow plows on the mala highways. The storm, which subsided yesterday, brought six inches of snow to Billing* and WWfston. North Dakota. Yesterday the explanation of the amendment changing terms of office of sheriffs and coroners to four years was explained. Today’s article dis cusses the special elections proposal and later articles will discuss the in surance and ' aoiicttori&l districts amendments. The State Board Os Election's ex planation, prepared by Henry Mj London, legislative reference libra rian, follows: * Number % an amendment to article X3H, section 2. Amendment permit ting proposed constitutional amend ments to be voted on at a special 1 _ (Continued on Pege ttxj u France Plans To Pay U. S. $400,000,000 In December On Her “Commercial” Debt PASTOR TRIED FOR WIFE'S MURDER kik' mm WK ‘ | J '*** MM- ¥ Him Kit m Charged with murdering his wife, who died of poisoning,' the Rev. S. A. Berrie has gone on trial at Muskogee, Okla. Berrie was asked to resign from Cumberland Presbyterian church at Muskogee Workers Seen As Voting In Independent Units In "the Election This. Year By CHARLES P. BTGW4RT - Washington, OcL 20.—Some Demo cratic papers have been asking whether G. O. P. strategists would succeed in scaring the country’s work ingmen, almost at the last minute be fore election, into throwing the bulk of their strength to the Republican ticket, by giving warning, of an Im mediate cessation of what is left of industrial employment In the event of a Democratic victory. It will be recalled that this wqp the method by which many Democratic politicians r/oert that Mark Hanna won William McKinley's first elec tion .in the midst of the depression of s the 1890 s. And, whether or not Hanna ad vised them to, do so. there is no question that numerous large employers of labor did announce, during the j. 896 campaign, that/they would shut up their plants in complete discourage- Wants U. S. Buy Cotton Off Market Senator Smith Would Sell It Back to Farm ers to Cut Crop That Much Columbia, S. C.. Oct. 20 (AP) Leaders of the cotton Industry today studied a plea of E. D. Smith, veteran senator of South Carolina, to eVminate 10.000,000 bales fro mthe present sup ply through government purchase. Thia Senator Bmith said would eurt iSi 1933 production fay that amount and give growers “at least a reasonable hope of prosperity.” The senator, ranking minority mem ber of the agriculture comnfittee, said he would introduce a bill at the next session of Congress appropriating $500,000,000 to enable the government to buy the 10,000,000 bales at market prices. The government would sell the cotton to farmers “on time” and retire tt from the market. Farmers would sign contracts to cut their. 1*33 crop by the amount of cotton they bought. (After the government dis posed of the 10,000.000 bales It deduct purchase prices and owitfiead charges and give the remainder to the firmer s. 'Senator Smith said be was confident Congress will pass this act be fora-the new yesr.” J WEATHER FOB NORTH CAROLINA- Partly cloudy; slightly odder t*. si nrili nf nma Is aaligß fVWV pwwy OKHMjr »«mi emmam* * ajrrMmooß KXCBPT ItrNDiT. when he announced that he had married (da Bess Bright, above. 19-year-old college student, two months after his first wife’s death. He is shown leaving the city jail at Muskogee. mont, if w. 3, Bryan were elected. The British press quite generally attributes last English election result to adoption of the Hanna plan by the industrial magnates of King George's realm. It certainly was com mon talk in advance that the radicals would win by a landslide instead of which an ultra-conservative regime was swept into power, after very much such a Tory hullabaloo as mark ed the 1890 McKinley-Bryan campaign on this side of the water. That a similar cry Is now about to be raised on a national scale is pre dicted as the next development in the presidential contest, and what Its ef fect will be is the subject of a deal of speculation in Washington. Congressman Joseph W. Byrns of Nashville, Tenn., seemed an approp (Continued on Page Four) IneselnW" FRE WISHERS Man and Woman Held Cap tive for Weeks Liberat ed In Manchuria Mukden, Manchuria, Oct. 20. -(AP) —Mrs. Kenneth Cawley and Charles Corkran, British subjects who have been in the hands of Chinese bandits for several weeks, were liberated to day. It was reported that they had reach ed Tanshan today and would be at Newchang tomorrow on the way back here. Mrs. Cawley and Corkran and an other Englishman named Duncan Mc- Intosh, all employees of the Asiatic Patroleum Company, were riding to gether near Newchang in the first week of September. They stopped ty> change horses and were surrounded by bandits. / Mclntosh managed to break away, but the other two were bound. The bandits kept moving from place to place to elude pursuit, meantime 'imposing extortionate demands for ransom. Finally the bandtta came down In their demagds, and yesterday it was reported that an agreement had been reached to pay 130,000,000 yen (about $32,500, 250 pounds of opium and a supply of winter clothing for the ban dits. FIVE ARE HELDFOR ATTACK ON WOMEN Jacksonville, Fla., Oct. 20 (AP) — Five men wene arrested here today and charged with assault with Intent to murder altar Mrs. Baffle Qerrtager. IS. and her daughter, Ola Ball Gils trep, 20, told polios they were abduct ed ffro mtheir hose taken to a near* by wobd and flogged. 8 PAGES TODAY FIVE CENTS COPS NEGOTIATIONS FOR CUT IN DEBT WILL CONTINUE. HOWEVER \ 5 V - • « FlcrrioPg Statement Quoted By Paris Newspapers as ' Made to Committee Os Chamber # WASHINGTON WILL MAKE NO COMMENT Hoover** Inaugural State ment And That In Des Moines Give Administra tion Position, It Is Said; Those Statements Flatly Against Cancellation Paris, Oct. 20.—<AP)- France plans to pay promptly the December install ment of the 3400,000,000 French “com mercial” war debt to the United States, Premier Herrlot was quoted by Paris newspapers today aa saying, but she will continue efforts to secure cancellation or reduction of the rest of the debt by negotiation. The declaration ascribed to premier was reported to have been made last night at a session of & committee of the Chamber of Deputies. The "com _j»ercial” debt is for army stocks bought during the war. The question whether France in tended to pay her war debts to the United States * was asked by Deputy Henry Haye, it was reported. L, Echo de Parts said M. Herriot ad ded the following to hie reply: “But I make a distinction between the comhnercial debt and the political debt. Regarding the latter, whatever the results of the (American) presi dential election, we will negotiate, try lng as far as we are able to obtain more favorable treatment. “If we could secure cancellation, it would be most desirable, but don’t ask me to give any promise, for It’s not dependent on me.” ADMINISTRATION HEADS REFUSE ANT STATEMENT Washington. Oct. 20.—(API—Ad ministration officials refused to discuss Premier Herriot’s state ment quoted by the Paris press that he will continue efforts to secure can cellation or reduction of that part of France’s war debt to this coup try which is not a “commercial" obliga tion. Pre.iident Hoove Ka statements in his speech accepting the nomination and in his Des Moines address were pointed out by State Department of ficials as the administration's posi tion. These statements stood flatty against cancellation of war debts, but did not close the door to negotiations for readjustment. t To Certify Bank Case On Tuesday / <*■*« . Lawyers For Lee and Davis to Lodge Mo tion for Stay of Exe cution . , 1 Raleigh. Oct. 20.— (AP)—Chief Jus tice W. P. Stacy, of the State Supreme Court, said this afternoon that tkf court's ruling docketing and dismiss ing appeals of Colonel Luke Lea, Ten nessee newspaper publisher and po litician, and Wallace B. Davis, for mer Asheville banker, will not be cer tified to Buncombe Superior Court un til after next Tuesday. Chief Justice Stacy said be bad been notified by General Albert L. Cox. of counsel for L«e. and R. R. Williams, of counsel for Davis, that they would lodge a motion for stay of execution Tuesday pending decision by the Unit ed States Supreme Court • c a petitlji for a writ of certiorari in the case. If granted, this petition would taka the case before the United tkates Su preme Court for review. Tim State’s ruling, banded down yesterday, will not be forwarded to Asheville until tbs attorneys' motion is heard and decided.