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r. WKWAY TO 'CENTRAL CAROLINA. .NINETEENTH YEAR BRITAIN WILL Beer Tax Won’t Balance Budget, Secretary Mills Advises House Committee PROPOSAL FAULTY IN MANY RESPECTS, OFFICIAL ASSERTS Treasury Believes Adminis tration of Beer Section of Measure Will Be Practical BUT WINE SECTION CALLED IMPOSSIBLE Mills Again Urges Enact ment of Manufacturers’ Excise Tax Under Non- Partisan Program, And Would Continue Gas Levy; Believed Hoover’s Views A i hington. Dec 14 i API Secre- Mitls estimated today that the i beer bill, if enacted, would l-.i'-e only J125.U00.000 to $150,000.- ■t tevenue in the 1934 fiscal year I Tsserted that it alone "will not l'ice the revenue needed to bring •udget into balance." •h**r approving nor disapproving posal. the Treasury head told ;>e Ways and Means Comrnit * - ■ wi a faulty in many particulars :<• ’he department behaved ad .. lation of the beer section ■l Up practical'—the wine sec '• impossible-’’ r ' • c ‘he need for additional re- MiPs urged the committee to - h- leadership in promoting a • ; uM.-an program to balance the * * !*v the adoption of a general 'i:a> »u r er»' excise tax." He also nm« nded continuation of the • >*m i-gallon gasoline tax. v views before the committee - •pipreted as reflecting the at * |.> a thp edminLtration. President ’• •»' ha, been reported as opposed ■ 'h'> modification of the Volstead •' 'hes time, and the Treasury in •* C!'* annual report urged a sales ’ • • mg the lines of the proposal de * * • in the House last spring. Apex Bank Is Robbed Os $2,000 Robed, Masked Men .\l ee t. Cashier. At * Opening; Force f I mi To Open Vault lip- 14 (9P>—Two hooded ■ bpd men today robbed the Apex 'h ->f the Page Trust Company me S2OOO to $3,000 and left ■ ’ T M Herndon as a prisoner b;ink vault for two hours, i ■!«.') -;aid the two men. dressed ■! • <’keidv-brown robes, with the • ff over their faces." were ‘ ‘ .mder the counter of the ••• t-.pn he entered about 8:30 a. 'h. ■, • •rw two guns on me. made :ti *h<' vault, got something over in currency and left me lock- Herndon said. otid his only description of the t. n was that they were white, could see a little flesh around •v.» openings in their hoods, and u. th tall. aid an old model touring ' • i*.,mobile was noticed parked Continued on Page Bight.) OUR WEATHERMAN 9 SHQppmo HtmJinrsmt '^■'i£*3& x £B£ D , sgEr Bonus P ayment Demanded In Petitions To Congress New LI N. C. Head At ok> Lac/ts ■MOrs/ Dr. Wilson has been elected vice president of the Chapel Hill Unit of lhe University of North Carolina, suc ceeding Dr. Frank P. Graham, who has ben elevated to the presidency of ( the Greater University. HOOVER’S SILENCE ON BURNING ISSUES DUE TO OPPOSITION His Views Repudiated At Polls and He Could Not Recommend What He Did Not Accept emphasizesTvils OF LAME DUCK RULE That President Really Is A Dry Is Interpretation On His Ommission of Beer A* Revenue Measure; Big gest “Lame Duck” Con gress Country Has Had Bv CHARLES P STEWART Washington, Dec. 14.-The evils of "lame duck" governmemnt never were ore clearly Illustrated than they are being illustrated now. A ‘Tame duck" official, as most folk doubtless know. Is one who has been beaten for re-election and simply is (Continued on Pace Four) Auto Tags Go On Sale Tomorrow Raleigh, Dec. 14.— (AP'-All was in readiness today at 50 offices over the State to start selling 1933 North Car olina automobile licenses tomorrow. I, g. Harris, head of the motor ve hicle bureau here, was in his office, though he had a broken bone in his foot, ana all machinery was ready, he said. Harris slipped on the stairs at his home Monday, falling and in -1 u Meg i Unto the close of business Decem ber 12 the automobile department ba mm p*. - ““JJX'SSS a drop of 45.000 below the 1931 sales of 442,185 pairs of plates to the same law the new, blue and white tags must be exhibited on a cars operated after mldmgh Decem ber 8L ONLY DAILY . PAY DEBT IN GOLD TOMORROW Radical War Veterans Group Hands Papers to Vice-President Curtis, Speaker Garner WHITE HOUSE AND CAPITOL GUARDEL Curtis Makes Petitioners Strike Censure of Hoover for Bonus Evictions; One of Group Refuses to Shake Hands, and Curtis Then Speaks His Mind Washngton. Dec. 14. (AF)— A radical war veteran* group to day handed to Vice-President Curtis and Speaker Garner peti tions demanding bonus payment I and censure of President Hoover, but Curtis struck out the censure. WJhen one unnamed petitioner re fused to shake hands, the vice-presi dent told him: "Well, you can go to the devil." The petitions were presented by -re presentatives of the rank and file of veterans, an organization springing from last spring's bonus army. It was for eviction of the latter that the presidential censure was included: Samuel J. Stember. leader of the committee calling on Curtis, was stopped when he read down to that passage. Curtis told him to take it out. After presenting the petition at po lice quarters, the committees and a large delegation that had accompani ed them to the Capitol steps dispersed quietly. The petition was presented also to Speaker Garner. WHITE HOUSE AND CAPITOL BOTH UNDER HEAVY GUARD Washington. Dec. 14. —(AF) —Heavy details of city police were sent to the White House and Capitol today and reserves held in readiness at precinct stations after the so-called rank and file veterans announced their inten tion of sending "a committee" to Con gress. Automobile parking was forbidden in the broad plaza in front of the Capitol. Kenneth Romney, sergeant at-arms of the House, said he was (Continued on Page Eight.) COASTAL WATERWAY DREDGING AWARDED Washington. Dec. 14. —(API— The War Department announced today the award of vAvers and harbors con tracts approximating $2,600,000. They included: Standard Dredging Company. New York, $325,699 for dredging in the in tercoastal waterway from Cape Fear river, N. C., to WJinyah Bay S. C. More Cotton Is Consumed In November Bulk of Month’s Con sumption Is In the South, Well Ahead of Last Season Washington. bton consumed during November was reported today by the Census Bureau to have totalled 503,722 hales of Hnt, and 52,325 of llnters, compared with 502,244 and 57,955 for October this yfmr. and 425,228 and 53957 for No vember last year. Consumption during November in cotton growing states was 421,499 hales, compared with 414,372 in Oc tober this year and 355,347 in Novem ber last year. NEWSPAPER PUBLISHED HENDERSON, N. C., WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON, DECEMBER 14, 1932 Hatty Diapatrh IN THIS SECTION OF NORTH CAROLINA AND VIRGINIA. OLD MAN WINTER HITS CAPITAL ' *1 ■ ~ Im mJr . ? ♦v ' -• •• . « • For the lirat time this year Wash- j peel. This is a view across tbs ixigton haa taken on a wintiy as- | wide expanse of Capitol plaza. Some State Departments Under Fire In Assembly J Numerous Consolidations, Curtailments or Outrigh Abolishment Looked for During Coming Legisla ture; Sottie Agitation from Disgruntled Element Dullr Dlxiiatch Ftarean, In the Sir Wnltrr Hotel., CV j r. BASkBUVICt,. Raleigh, Dec. 14. —A aa resuit ot the need for curtailing the cost of the Sta*** government at.d the general de mand for greater ecenomy in the con duct of the Staler business e'fo;:s will be made in the forthcoming Gen eral Assembly to either abolish en tierly or greatly curtail the activities of a number of State departments and divisions, according to preliminary re ports. It is generally ag”ee.i, how ever, that few if any of the effort; BUDGET BOARD IS ! FRAMING NEW ACI Preparing Operating Funds and Revenue Act For 1933 Legislature t * Daily Dlapatch Barms, la the Sir Walter Hotel. BT J. C. BASKRRVIU. Raleigh, Dec. 14—The Advisory Budget Commission resumed its ses sions here today, together with Gov ernor-elect J. C. B. Ehringhaus. to start work on the preparation of the budget for the two from June 30, 1933 to June 30, 1935. also, th? preparation of a tentative revenue act which will raise enough revenue to balance the budget submitted. This (Continued on Page Foor) AhWILL Rogers \J P s ays: Beverly Hilln, Calif., Dec. 14. A* you, road this tomorrow an air express line will be Inaugurated from coast to coast—nothing but express. We used to think It was too expensive to send anything by air but a post card, but It's not that way now. Air mall has fallen off since the costs were raised three cents. Here companies have spent and are losing million* giving the people the greatest air network for mails In the world. Write a totter today, the re ceiver reads it tomorrow no mat ter where he is. If a totter Is not worth three mate more to get 1 there three days ahead. It don’t look like It is Important enough to write. I would just hand it to some hitch-hiker and let him de liver it in the spring. We uused to think malls wer terribly Important, bat If they ain’t worth three cents, the guy just as well wait Ufl he meets the Other fellow aad tell It to him. Years, WILL. sr.cluaby lo abolish any departments or finbnon will succeed. hu( thV s con soiidalion or regrouping of HCM'Uiea is me ip likely to result. The hstory of similar moves in past grtiersl ar rembiies Is that intmbeis find it much more difficult to abolish State ckpmtments and activities after they get her- than it was to talk about do ing 1t before they got here. Among those departments and di visions which are almost certain to (Continued on Seven.) | .“Flu” Spreading Rapidly In 1). S. Washington, Dec. 14.—(AP)—-An Increase of influenza case* from 14,291 on December 3 to 26,144 on December 10 was reported today by the Public Health Service. The outbreak was heaviest In the South. May Extend Rail Cut By Six Months Proposal Made To Brotherhood by Ex ecutives at Chicago Conference Chicago. Dec.- 14. (AP>--Extension of the present ten percent wage re duction of railway labor for six months beyond the January 31 dead line was proposed to the brotherhoods today by W. S. Hhiehoff. chairman of the railway executives, at their joint wage conference. The management stipulated that *ny further changes in railway wage* should be taken to the Railway Labor Board, and should affect tJ)e basic rates of pay. Under their proposal, labor and em ployers both would agree that no notice would be given of any dafttre to change the six months extension agree ment until July 1, thirty day* after Its expiration. Then there would ba no further resort to temporary wage cuts no more summoning of conferences between management (and brothers hoods. Instead, the problem would be laid before the mediation agencies provided by the railway labor a*L Thls was the second plan' fUbpitt ted by the railroad executives at the session that started Monday. PUBLISHED EVERT AFTMUOOB ■XCTBPT SUNDAY. France Won’t Bay Following Defeat Herriot’s Cabinet - Beaten on Debts t*—- St \ sSKk 9 Premier Herriot of France (above) and his cabinet resigned early today when the French Chamber of Depu ties voted down their plan for pay ment of the $20,000,000 debt obligation due tomorrow. * doorismeT BY THE SEME! HOOVER NOMINEES Further Nominations By Outgoing President Not To Be Confirmed by Lame Duck Group STRICT ROLL CALL UPON PARTY LINES LaFollette and Blaine Os Wisconsin and Shipstead of Minnesota Join Demo crats in Denying Further Patronage to the Present Administration Washington. Dee. 14.—(AP) The Senate rimed t*r door today against confirmation of further nominations by President Hoover. It was done In the first party test of the session. A motion by Senator McNary of Oregon, assistant Republican leader, to send the Senate into executive ses sion for consideration of a batch of Hoover appointees whj; defeated 44 to 37. The roll call was strictly on party lines, only Senators LaFollette and Blaine, of Wisconsin leaving the Re publican fold in line up with the Democrats. Senator Shipstead. Farmer-Labor, of Minnesota, also voted with the demo crats The effect was to block even the sending of the nominations to com mittees for preliminary fcoiujdera ti on. Streams Os State Rise From Rains Raleigh, Dec. 14.—(AP)—Due to continued daily rains over North Car ’ ollna the past week. Lee A. Denson in charge of the United States Weath er Bureau here, said today “slight" floods probably would occur in the Cape Fear and Neuse rivers within the next 24 to 4ft hours. Rivers generally over the state are gradually rising, Denson said, but on ly the Cape Fear and Neuse give pre sent indications of going into flood unless .the rains, continue. Their over flows will be slight unless more rain falls. * Denson' 1 said no flood warnings have as yet been tpsued, bqt that it was probable notice would go 'out for the Neuse and Cape Fear today. 8 PAGES TODAY n - FIVE CENTO P9RS Fallen . Premier Advise* American Government No Longer Has Right To Negotiate TWO GOVERNMENTS BEATEN ON ISSUE Belgian Ministry Resigns After Voting to Withhold Payment; Italy Has Al ready Made Settlement in Full for Installment Du? Here Tomorrow London, Dec. 14 (AP)-- Neville Chamberlain told the House of Commons to day that payment of Eng land’s $95,550,000 debt in stallment will be made in gold in New York tomorrow or by arrangement between the Federal Reserve Bank and the Bank of England The chancellor of the exchequer made this statement in the course of an exposition of the government's debt policy in the House of Com mons. The members cheered his an nouncemgnt. HERRIOT CAN NEGOTIATE N OLONGER WITH AMERICA Paris. Deo. 14. -(AP)— Premier Her riot instructed Ambassador Claudel at Washington this evening to inform the American government that as a result ot yesterday <j adverse vote in the Chamber of Deputies, he no long er is qualified to carry on negotia tion* concerning the debt pny.nents due tomorrow. TWO GOVERNMENTS FALL RESULT OF DEBT SNARL ~ (By the Associated Press > Two governments have fallen after decisions on the American del*m. and. alt hough payment will be fort boom ing from others, officials at Wa hir>g tor agreed that the situation is still badly tangled. Premier Herriot of France was de feated by a vote in the Chamber of Deputies. He advocated payment of (Continued on Page Seven > Farm Group Program Is Presented Domestic Allotments Plan Largely Em bodied In Plan Of fered to House Washington, Dec. 14.—TAP) —X nn* animous agreement on fundamental farm relief principles closely approxi mating the domestic allotments bill prepared by Chairman Jones was sub* mitted to the House Agriculture Conv mittee today by spokesmen for na 'tional farm and commodity organiza tions. The agreement, reached at a prolonged conference held here. wa» outlined to the committee by reUerick T. Lee, attorney for the farm leaders. Lee named three major principles on which the farm group desires leg islation to be founded. They were: “That the legislation in question should be administered bf the Depart ment of Agriculture. 'That It should cover four basic commodities, wheat, cotton, tobacco and hogs. "That the legislation should b« framed to the end of giving agricul tural commodities their pre-wa * parity with other commodities; tha*. is. the same purchasing power as ag ricultural commodities onjoyed be tween 1909 and 1914." WEATHER FOR NORTH CAROLINA. Cloudy, with rain tonight Mid probably in east portion Thursday morning; allgMly colder In cea trai portions tonight.