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| HENPERSON,
gateway to
CENTRAL
; CAROLINA.
NINETEENTH YEAR
Snow Covers All
France Looking For Excuse
To Reverse Position Taken
In Refusing To Pay On Debt
WANT WASHINGTON |
TO MAKE MOVE TO i
IUSTIFY RECANTING
V, ould Have American Am-'
bnssador In Paris Open *
Negotiations With
Government There
l
[ IITERENCES COULD
EASILY BE CLEARED
I
Jl.ive Been Permitted To
Develop Out of All Pro- '
portion; Meanwhile, Paul-
Bc-cour Is Trying to Form
New Government: Herriot
Refuses Cabinet" Post
Paris, Dec. 17 (AID
'Pith Joseph Paul-Boncmu
:to form a minis-;
i.y, indications were today'
’hat Kranee still was expeet
*r something more definite'
•mm WSfthWgtdift on debt
ision if the Chamber of!
i
Kputies were to be induced.
• * icvcrse its decision and
»**”• the December interest :
' •(! i*;«- the official vi* w express-I
m - Act Inp Premier Her- |
in ii | Joseph I'nul-BunriiurV i
• 'i <'i,tt-r ;i new cabinet, but as- 1
•.) tlio Dri'miT-dMlmat* 1 he could j
• •mi llrrriot's cooperation In thc|
C .(l.lirr
V official was asked what, j
‘ tin- French view, was necessary j
• •v. ract th» debt problem from its |
j • irt deadlock. He replied that if!
(ConUnueA ft Page Five.)
No Revision
Offered For
Debts Owed
Willing To Discuss
\hitter. But Oppos
ed to Any General
f Conference
■ - bullion. Dec. 17. (AFM The!
* I Stati-.' has informed France |
-i * r. 'imilar indication to other i
i iimis that the administra-*
i wiimr to contnue debt dis
- iM-. but is opposed to any gen
>'inference, and can make no of
i < vision.
1 i- wa- the brief outline of the ad
in* ion's stand given today in
• ithoritative source, while Presi
* Hooter and his aides continued
•\ itch the efforts of France to form
eminent and to await other de
iiinints abroad.
• iitary Mills conferred for more
n hour with the chief executive,
■v.l- ilent us to the meeting.
• ''titiuv Stirnson maintained a si
. iicnce at the State Depart
w.is made clear that the indt
yiven to debtor nations has not
ttai-.-mitted in the form of any
foimei note, but had been passed
ptcviously exchanged notes and
iiDiniiil con venations with dip
•• 'u: n presentativea.
OUR WEATHER MAN
•"»•* \ws ffc Sm
l C nt m A I
Hpniieramt
kIABED WIK* BJBRVICI
OF THE ASBOCUTBD PRWI*
Chain Gang Fugitive Caught
■ Jfef Ij
B • ftfffwHß BP
1 w jyjKlPff "1
fiobert Kill'd Burns (seated). I ugmve Iron, a ... i . vrhc
put h:s experiences into a liook and later into a movie, is shown in
eu.-tody of a detertive af’rr hi? arrest in Newark. N. .1. t'onvieted of a
$4 holnup :n Atlanta in 1!»*22. Burn? was sent to the chain gang, from
he OM‘an*’d several mnntli later - He was captured in ( Jiuagn in
lit'J'.i iitt'r hi »*s| ranged wife had “tipped” the authorities, but escaped
from the ••n»in gang again at La Grange. Cia.. in Sentcmher. IH3O.
STATE SALARY CUT
OF SMALL ACCOUNT
Would Amount to Only|
About $150,000, Exclu
sive of the Schools
MISTAKEN IDEAS HAD
legislators Think Only Nec<W
► tt.v Tm Cutting State Salaries
Would Hr To Whack Em
ployees’ Incomes ,
Dnllr DtupiiTi't BirM*.
In (he Sir \\ niter Hotel
HI J. •' MASK ICR VIM,
Kitlcigh. Dec. 17 Tho belief of a
‘zical many people, incluing many
members of ihe General Assembly, es
pecially before they come or when
they first come to a meeting of the
General Assembly. is that the only
tiling necessary to reduce State ex
penses and thus balance the budget
is to cut the salaries of all State em
ployes. Yet the facts and figures show
that the cost of personal service is a
idatively small cost in most State
departments and activities, wih the
exception of the six months school
term. It is also a fact that almost all
Slate employes, including professors
and instructors in the State's educa
tional institutions of higher learning
and all State charitable and correc
tional instiuitioiis have already re
ceived salary cuts of from 20 to 35
per cent, while the public school
teachers, principals and superinten
dents have received salary cuts of on
ly 10 per cent.
Total expenditures by the State for
all purpose* from funds raised by
taxation, including State Highway
Commission expenditures, amounted
to approximately $47,400,000 in the fis
(Continued on Fage Four)
Appeal Is Taken
For S. C. Case of
Condemned Lady
York. S. C., Dec. 17.--<AP>- Attor
neys for Mrs. Beatrice Ferguson
Snipes, expectant mbother, convicted
of murder and sentenced to die April
7 today filed notice of appeal, auto
matically staying her execution until
the case is disposed of by tie State
Supreme Court.
Mrs. Snipes was convicted early this
month of the murder of Elliott Harris
York county rural policeman, who
was shot to death in a roadside argu
ment last July 17. Her convt«ten au
tomatically canted the death sen
tence under South Cared n& law and
she is now being held In the State
penitentiary *t Columbia.
NEWSPAPER PUBLISHED
ONLY DAILY
Britton Proposes
Radical Step for
Hitting at France
Washington. Doc. 17.—(AT) —
Representative Britten, Repub
lican. Illinois In a resolution to
day, proponed a cut on the pri
vate. end government securities
held by Americun against foreign
nations which hate defaulted
tbetr debts to the United States.
His resolution, upon House
adoption, would require the ways
and means committee to deter
mine immediately the advisability
of such a cut..
It also would require committee
investigation of tho volume of
.American securities held by fore
ign governments and the feasi
bility of taxing products of Am
erican manufacturing plants es
tablished in defaulting countries.
AMERICAN TRUST IS
DAMAGED BLAZE
Big Charlotte Bank Hat Loss
of $25,000 to $50,000,
All Insured \
Charlotte. Dec. 17. —(AP> —A fire
that raged for hours today complete
ly destroyed the Interior of the Am
erican Trust Cpmpany here, largest
unit bank in tho Carolines, and sent
three firemen to a hospital, while
every piece of fire apparatus in the
city fought the blaze through a driv
ing storm of sleet.
All fixtures in The three-story build
ing were ruined, but bank officials
said records and cash were safe in
fireproof vaults.
Damage to the bank, which does a
clearing business for soma 200 smal
ler Institutions in North and South
Carolina, was tentatively estimated by
Word H. Wood, president of the bank,
at between $25,000 and $50,000. Wood
said the loss was insured.
The plaze started in the basement
and quickly spread through the up
per portions of the bank. The Im
mediate cause of the flames was un
determined.
One fireman was overcome by
smoke and another was believed In a
serious condition after lie was hit on
the head by the wild nozzle of a hose
that got loose.
The third fireman was frozen in
the sleet and cold that hampered the
TOffc of the fire fighters.
HENDERSON, N. C„ SATURDAY' AFTERNOON, DECEMBER 17, 1932
Daily Dispatch
i IN THIS SECTION OP NORTH CAROLINA AND VIRGINIA.
COUNTIES PLAN TO
DEMAND REBATE ON
THE GASOLINE TAX
Stanly Commissioners Take
Lead and Write Other .
99 Counties Over
i ihe State
MOVE WELL DEFINED
AND IS SECOND ONE
Buncombe After General
Sales Tax and Rebate from
That; Want Road Money
to Pay County Debts; Dire
State Need Almost Assures
Defeat of Plan
_ _ _____ k
Drill, 111, patch R,r>i>
In iNr air \» niter Hotel
<’ v J r nDKEnm.i.
Kateigh. Dec. 17. Still another
movement is being organized to con
duct n new raid upon the highway
fund it wa« learned here today. This
newest raid N being promoted by the
•board of county commissioners of
San.lv county, according to reports
received here, in an effort to get a
1 .>w through the Gent’a! Assembly to
divert the proceeds of 1 cent of the
Stale gasoline tax of 6 cents a gul-
Itm. to th" counties to be used in ie
tiring county road indebtedness. Tt
is understood that the Stanly county
commissioreis have written to all the
other county commissioners in the
State, seeking their cooperation in
this movement and especially in lin
ing up the representatives from each
'Continued on Page Five.)
Phitipptne
Jam Broken
By Senate
Senate Moves To
ward Action; South
erners Seek Cotton
Relief Program
Washington. Dec. 17.—(API An ap
parent break in the Senate jmn on
Philippine independence today smooth
ed out the pre-Christmas program of
Congress.
A proposal comprising difference*
over whether n plebiscite should bo
had in the islands before outright
freedom is given was satisfactory to
members who had threatened to tie
up proceedings indefinitely, so debate
proceeded with some chance of pass
ing the bill soon.
Committees, meanwhile, pushed on
with other pressing problems, the
House agriculture group hearing
fresh testimony for adoption of the
domestic allotment plan on farm re
lief.
Southern members of both houses
got together in the first of a series of
meetings to work out legislation to
help the cotton farmer, largely based
on government surplus purchases m
exchange for action to reduce produc
tion.
Housd leaders announced they
would give the members time for li
beral debate on the beer bill when it
comes up next Tuesday, and advocates
of wine legalization laid plans to push
toward their objective, despite the dis
approval of the House Ways and
Means Committee yesterday.
i&WILL
W ROGERS
\j fsoys:
Santa Monica, Calif., Dec. 17.
I bet you France pays. la fact
they already started paying. Mer
chant* In Beverly Hills, (the best
dr eased and most cosmopolitan
town in the United States,) said
they couldn’t sell the “screen
stars” a single French importa
tion. Instead of Christmas night
perfume. It’s “Jockey Club” made
in Des Moines, and It don’t smell
bad at that. The “leading men”
have ail switched from a French
to a New Jersy hair tonic. Every'
shoe store is knocking the
“French heels'* off their shoes.
These French “beret*” that some
“near” men were wearing, they
have switched to a crocketed
hondofer cap. Ok. Franca is pay
ing* Yours* WILL*
North Carolina
One Death And Many Minor
.Accidents Occur In State
As Result Os Sleet Storm
♦ TREAT CANCER WITH 2,500,000 VOLTS
fete v*
«BBB| BPfe t <&'*■auffl
,J lv> m Mm *
Wl :
mmmm * 3m
IB! - wmm
This is exactly the way that
2,500,000 volts of electricity shot
forth from the giant cathode tube
in a Berlin, Germany, laboratory
when Heinrich Wanke, a 65-year
old farmhand ami a hopeless can
cer victim, was given the greatest
Mississippi Flood
Endangers Life of
Over 400 Families
Jackson, Miss., Doc. 17.—(AP)
—Between 44)0 and We families
were marooned in the Pearl river
flood zone today, their lives threat
rned by rapidly rising water* of
the raging stream. Sub-freetlng
weather prevailed.
Governor Mike S. Cooper called
out the Mississippi National
Guard, which ioined Jackson po
lice in rescue work.
Na casualties had been reported
this morning, hut the situation
was described “as extremely
grave” by Adjutant - General
Thomas Grayson, in charge of the
rescue forces.
Over Million
Saved Users:
Electricity!
Dr. Waddell, Special
Engineer for Cor
poration Commis
sion Ends Duty
Raleigh. Dec. 17. —(APl —Reporting
that his investigation so that elec
tricity customers of North Carolina
will save $1,707,000 annually through
rate reductions effected by r the Cor
poration Commission in recent weeks
and recommending drastic legislation
to give the commission more author
ity pver utilities. Dr. Charles E. Wfcid
dell today- made his final report as
special consultant for the body.
The engim-trs report is a volumi
nous document, now in the hands of
the printers, and discusses in detail
the e'/itric industry’ in North Caro
lina.
Dr. Waddell plans to return to his
Asheville office as soon as possible,
his work for the commission “being j
temporarily terminated,*’ Chairman J
W. T. Lee said.
It is pointed out in the repost that,
the saving of $1,007,000 in electric rate ;
reductions at this time wa» accom
plished at a cost to the tax payers
"not likely to exceed $6,000.**
RACE HORSES WORTH
$150,000 ARE BURNED
Libertyvllle, 111., Dec. 16 (AP)—
Eighteen race horses valued at more
than $150,000 perished today in, a fir*
that rased a huge barn of thh Haw
thorn farms of the Samuel iofeuU es
tate at Übertyville early today.
PUBLISHED EVERY AFTMU4 OOM
EXCEPT SUNDAY.
charge of electricity a human be
ing ever received and still lived to
tell of it. Dr. Fritz Lange,
and Dr. Arno Branch, below,
conducted the experiment, now
are hopeful that Wanke’a life hai
been caved.
IFEDERAL DEFICIT
IS 51,142,473,000
Collections $876,693,402
and Expenditures $2,.
019,166,417 Then
LESS THAN HALF YEAR
Mills Has Predicted Deficit This Fis
cal Year of if Pay
ment k Made to The SM*k
kig Fund
Washington. Dec. 17 <AP) —The
government increased it* debt to
$1,142,473,015 on December 16.
placing $416,674,000 in the sinking
fund for ‘public debt retiremest.
On that date ihe Government had
collected from all sources $87(!.693.402,
and had spent $2.019.166 417. Secre
tary Mills, in his annual report U> Con
gress estimated that th<- present fiscal
year would end In June with a deficit
off $1 644,314.757 if the payment to
the sinking ifund was made.
By- December 15, last year, the d* fi
cil was $1,252631.150. By the end of
the fiscal year the government was
nearly three billion dollars in the red.
Father and Son
Held for Murder
Os Quint Hewitt
Elizabeth City. Dec. 17.--(AP> -
Chester Barnes 15, charged with mur
der. along with his father. Homer
Barnes were held to superior court
tpday' following a hearing at Camden
! into the slaying December 10 of Quint
Hewitt, of South Mills.
The boy was arrested December 10
after he told officers he shot Hewitt,
who had “kicked men from his house
and threatened to kick my mother.”
The two families had quarrelled a
short while before the killing.
Norfolk Southern
Wants to Abandon
Two Branch Lines
Washington, Dec. 17.—(AP)—Aban
donment of approximately 57 mile*
of branch line was asked of the In
terstate Commerce Commission today
by receivers for the Norfolk and
Southern railroad. The two sections
sought to be abandoned are the Colum
bia branch from Mackey's.' N. C.. to
Columbia, N. C., with 23 miles of
track and three miles of sidings and
spuars. and the Oriental branch from
Bridgeton. N. C., to Oriental, N. C„
with 26 miles of track and approxi
mately five miles of sidings and spurs,
PAGES
TODAT
FIVE CENTS C®PT
NOPE MILLS NOME
BURNS WHEN FIRE
BLAZES TOO LARGE
Fred Smith of Bladen Coun
ty, Killed When His
Truck Skids and
Overturns
BURLINGTON MAN IS
INJURED IN CRASH
Snow Ranges From One
Inch Depth on Coast to
Six Inches or More in In
terior and Mountain Sec
tion; Traffic Is Tied Up
Almost Everywhere
Charlotte, Dee. 17 (AP)
—-Winter laid a blanket of
snow over North Carolina
today, tied up traffic in vir
tually every section and
counted one death among
those who tried to fight the
elements.
i The snow ranged from one inch on
i the eon*! to a» much as six Inches
or more in the interior and mountain
districts.
Fred Smith. 30, of Hlndcn '-minty,
w;is killed when bis truck ekidried on
a frozen, snow-covered highway near
i Fayetteville and overturned
A number of minor accidents werd
reported. I. VV. Llnebern*. of !Burnng'
ion. was injured when his .in*'.mobile
Collided with a tractor n. ar S-dgap
field.
A bluze attributed to an t«;*iu uni'’/
large fire in the home bec.-mm- of ih«
severe cold caused injurin' t>. Iwn
persons at Hope Mills The 'nr-iM- Ihere
of Dave Bolton, superintendent of the
Hock Fish Mills, was destroy' d by fits
during the night.
EXTRADITION CASF.
UP NEXT WEDNESDAY
Trenton. N. J., Dec. IT. lAP) -Gov
ernor A. Harry Moore today fixed 2
p. m. Wednesday as in'- time f«r
hearings on the extradition of Uobeit
Burns, chaingang fugitive from Geor
gia.
Gales Lash
Coast, With
Ships Held
Heaviest Snow Iri
Virginia’ and High
est Wind off Norfolk
Are Reported
• i ■" ——
Washrngtois. Dec. 17. —TAPI —HnoM
and rain-lads-n gales lashed the At<
lantlc coast today, threatening shij
ping from the Carolina* to Boetor,
while inshore a whtie blanket wat
spread frnrn Atlanta to Baltimore.
Weather, Bureau reports showed th *
heaviest anew this morning was i i
Virginia and the highest wind oi.
Norfolk.
The svonn was creeping north aa* -
ward arid was expected to extend i >
New F/ngland and the eastern Cam -
dian cr»ast. It blew out of the Gulf < f
fOanNnued on Pa*e Seven.)
M'Father
f FOB NORTH CAROLINA
Bain on the coast aad snow or
rain In the Interior tonight and
probably rain on the coast San
day morning. Co4d«r tonight in
extreme southwest portion and on
i the north roast. Colder San day on
the north coast

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