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GATEWAY TO CENTRAL CAROLINA. TWENTIETH YEAR ROOSEVELT’S PLAN TO AID EMPLOYMENT IS GIVEN APPROVAL Opposition Wilts Before Substitute Measure Of fered Congress by The President CONNERY PLAN IS DEFEATED, 13 TO 7 Had Sought To Put Wages Paid Men in Reforestation Work as High as SBO Per Month; Immediate Con sideration Is Expected in The Senate Washington, March 27 (AP) —Oppo- sit o» wikei belore President Roose vv'.’s substitute employment program today and the measure went to both House and Senate with comimiiltee ajiprovail. x.iete wus the project that it would be taken up tmfmediateiy iui the Senate for action. Approval in, the senate committee for the measure, giving the President bir.ad authority to put men to work in the nation's forests, was easy, but in the House the measure by Chiair niiu Cannery oaime up first. It w<as rejected by 13 to 7. In the Senate measure thera was stricken, out the $1 a day wage to be paid men enlisted in a civilian conservation corps, and, instead, the President was given power to put an employment plan in ope rat on. Sen iors understood, however, that hs would be free to go ahead with his plan as originally proposed. •Connery had opposed the Presi dent's pUan on the ground that the |il a d ty wage would have a bad effect on the wage for unskilled labor, and proposed in his measure that wages up to SBO a lftouth be paid the men. Property Is To Get Most In Tax Cuts Advalorem Tax Ban Big Help; School Supplements May Also Be Forbidden Unity Dinpnteh ltnrenn. In the Sir Walter Hotel. IIY HENIIY LEBRSNE. Hale'gh, March 27.—The greatest Tingle demand that confronted the General Assembly when it convened lure nearly three months ago wa3 for a ieduction of taxes on property, and when the law-makers adourn sine die, probably three weeks hence, they will hive substantially reduced the pro perly tax burden, a survey of the'le gislative rcords reveals. Topping everythin*:, of course, is s he abolition of the 15-cent ad valorem 'ax on property which was imposed by the 1931 session after it had failed '<> get together on some other means of taxation. Approximately $4,000,000 was collected from this source last year. The imposition of this tax two yen-3 ago was at best the result of a patched-up job, and both political Parties pledged themselves to its re moval last fall- Advalorem Tax Barred. At one time during the present ses • Continued on Page Three.) Beer In North Carolina Likely To Be Legalized Arguments For It Are That Bootlegging Would Be Curb, ed and Maybe $1,500,000 In Revenue Derived; Tourist Demand Also Factor in Argument Uiiily DUputPh Bnrena, lit the Sir Walter Hotel. BY J C. BABKEHVILL. Raleigh, March 27. —Chances for the enactment of legislation to permit the tale of beer In North Carolina are re garded as brighter today than any time so far, largely as the result of the statement Issued by Senator Hay den Clement, of Salisbury, chairman (, f 'he powerful Senate Appropriations Committee. Senator Clement believes 'hat the General Assembly should 1 galize the sale of beer in North Car ‘ ■-a, with proper safeguards for its control, and that a State tax of; $2 Mettih'rsnjt Robin Fight# On I. SgdgKggyjf iL. The battle which this robin lias waged with himself, reflected in the mirror of the window pane of the office of Dr. H. E. Songer, at Kansas City, Mo., has claimed the interest of the entire city. For more than two weeks the disillu sioned bird has fought with his re flection which consists of beat ing away at the window with hia wings, feet and bill. weeSSe That and Sales Tax To Fig ure in Senate Appropria. , tions Bill Fight BOTH TO BE OPPOSED Stiff Opposition Expected, But Pro ponents Are Due To Win; Uni versity Fund likely To Be Increased Dully Dlnimtch Itiirefi*-. In the Sir Wnlter Hotel. BY J. C. BASKERVILL. Kale’gh, March 27- —The question of whether or not the State shall under take the support of an eight months school term ana levy a sales tax in order to maintain it, are going to be the main problems standing in the path* of Senate approval of the ap propriations bill when it gets under consideration there tomorrow morn ing, it was agreed here today. For iwhMe the House fought for a week •over the size of the salary cuts to be jgiven State employes and over the tfize of the appropriationis for the 'public schools, the University' of North Carolina and other educational Institutions, indications are that these questions will give very little trou ble - in the Senate. In fact, the question of salary cuts and the size of appropriations for al most every thing except the public schools* and the University, has vir tually been decided already. In its Imeeting to consider th bill as pass ed' by the House, the Senate Approp riations Committee, of which Senator Hayden ..Clement, of Salisbury, is chairnjafl, increased all the -appropria < Continued on Page Three.) ia barrel would yield aDoroximately $1,500,000 a year in additional revenue As badly as the State needs new re venue, this $1,500,000 that could be obtained from a State tax on beer is not to be lightly disregarded, he thinks. "There are only three questions to be determined with regard to the le galization of beer in North Carolina land I will state them in the order of their importance,” Senator Clement said. ‘‘The first is the salutary effect the (Continued ou Page Three.) ONLY DAILY r OF L THK BD NEWSPAPER PUBLISHED HENDERSON, N. C., MONDAY AFTERNOON, MARCH 27, 1933 Oid He Sell Secrets? Norman Baiilie-Stewart Here is Lieut. Norman Baiilie- Stewart, 24-year-old officer of the Seaforth Highlanders, whose trial in London on charges of treason has created a sensation through out England. Testifying in his own defense, Baiilie-Stewart re futed the government’s charges of selling military secrets to a for eign agent by insisting that money he received from Germany was sent him by a beautiful girl who became infatuated with him. ROBBER SLAIN Ilf SSIIES Fayetteville Chief, Deputy and Store Owner Hid. den To Await Ex pected Intruder NEITHER OF THREE - INJURED IN FIGHT A. W. Brafford’s Body Ridi died With Bullets; Num erous Stores In City Guarded by Groups den Inside To Await Coml ing of the Thieves Fayetteville, Match 27.—(AP)~A. W. Brafford, about 34, of near Fay etteville, was shot and fatally wound ed here early today during a gun bat tle with Chief of Police Ross Jones, a deputy and a grocer at ter Jones said Brafford h d broken into the grocer’s store. Neither Jones, the deputy—Neil Weatherington—nor the grocer, Sam Tillinghast, was hit, but Brafford was riddled with bullets as the four shot it out in the darkness of the store. The three were posted - in the - store, following a series of robberies here, and e. number of officers and citizens also ned been posted in other business places for the night to guard against thievds. •** * The shooting occurred about 2 a. m. " ' . . Jones said Brafford, who had been seen about Fayetteville-on several oc casions, broke into the grocery and •flashed his light, which fell on the police chief. The officer said Brafford immediate Jy pulled out a pistol and started fir ing after extinguishing his light. •Jones, Tillinghast and Weatherington returned th fire and Brafford fell, •mortally wounded. He died in a hos pital a few hours later. No inquest was called immediately pending a complete investigation. Merger Os Banks Will Be Talked Raleigh, March 27- — (AP) — More than 500 bankers are epee ted to at tend meeting here tomorrow called by Gurney P. Hood, commissioner of banks, to discuss plans for organizing a gidnt Statewide commercial bank. Hood said “every banker in North Carolina has been invited to attend. A committee was busy today prepar ing a program for the meeting, which will be held at the Sir Walter hotel. Banks not open for unrestricted business wiLl be invited to pool thir assets to dreanize the new bank, with any other banking insti tuion, State or national, welcome in •the merger, Hood said. Aid is expected of the Reconstruc tion Finance Corporation, which will ibe asked to subscribe in *3,000,000 in preferred stock to brine - the bank's capital assets to $6,000,000. I -7 H. LESLIE PERRY Bmlu WtsvxUb IN THIS SECTION OF NORTH EUiPEAN VIEWS French Ambassador Confers Willi Roosevelt, and Urges World Meet Soon as Possible BRITISH ENVOY IS VISITOR WITH HULL Sees Secretary of State for Second Time; Issue Close, ly Allied With War Debts Problems, but no Refer, ence to That Is Made In Statement Issued Washington, March 27. — (AP)—- S'multaneously the English and French views on the economic situa tion, which the Roosevelt administra tion considers is closely linked with European debts, was presented today to the President and his secretary of state. ! * Whilepresiderit Roosevelt was en gaged in a discussion of the French attitude with Ambassador Claudel and Jacques Stern l?ank chairman of the finance committee of the. French Chamber of Deputies Secretary Hull was talking for a second time with Ambassador Linsfty of Great Britain. After their talk with the French ambassador, Claudel said they had discussed the coning world economic conference, and that the French favor ed holding it as soon as possible- A little later Secretary Hull issued a statement saying his conversation with Lindsay, which lasted an hour and a half, was confined to topics contained in the program for the world’s economic conference. The British ambassador declined to answer a direct question as to wheth er war debts were discussed. Five men engaged in the conference. In addition to Sir Ronald and Sec retary Hull, those present were T. J. Buelly, the ambassador’s financial •councilor; Assistant Secretary Ray? mond Moley, ai)d Dr. HeKtert Feis, •economic advisdr of the State De-. partment. ** Will Wait Roosevelt's Pro gram; Work Already Begun To Proceed Washington. March 27. (AP) — AU construction of Federal buildings yet to be contracted for will be held up by the Treasury until President Roosevelt has defined his new build ing program, which is to be financed on bonds issued rather than by ap propriations from current revenues. This was made clear today in in / formed quarters as eplained for the session, in letting new contracts or •selecting new sites under eisting con struction, % All buildings already under contract will proceed, but the many bids re ceived for new Federal structures or! for sites to erect them on will not Ibe acted upon until the new construc tion plan is framed. Under contract at present are 308 (buildings to cost up to $328,188,000. JIkWILL Rogers \7 'Joys: Nogales, Ariz ., March 27—No gales, Arizona! It’s what Western towns used to be but it still is. Had a fine visit with Gt*Kp-al Pershing at Tucson, and am mighty glad to relate to you that he is locking fine and feeling much better. It’s an education to talk to him on Europe. Who have we got that should know more? Saw Mrsi. GreO iway, Arizona’s mother superior who wilt perhaps and should be, Arizona’s new Congresswoman. Arizona has » fine old character for Hs new governor. He is a country doctor. Brought 16,000 babies into the world and whffci they got to vpt ing age he ran i°i office. Arizona’s Legislature passed its bills and adjourned. Then some body accidentally - read ’em; and they wa sail unconstitutional slid cockeyed, so they was another session. But the told doc says, “No; they are liable to get ’em wotrse than that next time.” There is a man that not only knows maternity, but knows State Congressmen. Yours, £AA^* % IMX. Wettaarht Syatffeate, ton CAROLINA AND VIRGINIA. Japan Formally Withdraws From League Os Nations Council And Emperor Agree In U. S. After League "Walkout” M. ukBHnBI m-t ay lllii « s x’§fl|lpE v jj&s ■ss* | ;•> H HF \ • ' "jSmSuF-' 'Z' v '.4 n \r oU - te to a P a ? following their dramatic withdrawal from the League of Nations, members of the Japanese delegation to Geneva are pictured as they arrived at New York. A conference with President Roosevelt ts planned before the party leaves the United States for home. Seated in center is Yosuke Matsuoka, leader of the delegaton, whose impas sioned appeal against the League’s, vote of censure on Japan preceded the “walk-out." Roosevelt Order Unites All U. S. Credit Groups Woman Widowed by Wreck Discovered Dying In Her Home Lexington, March 27.—(AP)— Mrs* J. L. Sowers, 36, widow of Dr. J. L. Sowers, who was killed in an automobile wreck last nigh*, was found dying in her ap partment here today and lived only a few minutes after a phy sician arrived. Dr. R. Z. Yoaldey, county, coron er, concurred in the opinion of other physicians that Mrs. Sowers had taken an overdose of a drug. He he’d that no inquest was nec essary. Mrs. Sowers was found by a Negro cook, who summoned aid. Before her marriage her home was in Helena, Montana. She is sur vived by a son. 8. Funeral arrange ments have not been completed. ILEIEFLIES AT ILLINOIS MINE Relief Committee Member Killed and Two Union Men Are Wounded Benton, 111., March 27 (AP) —John W|ardsd, a memlber of the West Frank fort relief comlmittfco wias shot and killed and two members of the United Mine Workers of America were wouhded todlay m a gun fight at West Frankfort. > Officers said there were no witness es to the shooting, and they were un able to learn the details of the fra cas. They said Ward was reputed to be a member of the Progressive Miners’ faction. ' , Sheriff Browning RoUfojson and his deputies entered the headquart ers of the Progressive Miners’ Union at Zeigler todlay and) confiscated six revolvers. They mtad e no arrests. The sheriff then notified Mlayor Murphy Smith, of Zeiglter, where a progressive miners meeting was held yesterday, that? no miners’ meeting would be allowed in Franklin county until all possibility of violence had passed. WIATHEK FOR NORTH CAROLINA. Generally fair and warmer to night and Tuesday. PUBLISH ED EVERY AFTERNOON EXCEPT SUNDAY, Stabilization Operations by Farm Board Abolished By Same Drastic * Regulations HALF BILLION FUND FOR RELIEF READY Sponsored In Senate by Wagner, Costigan and La. Follette; Merger Order First of Consolidations In tended To Save Govern ment $100,000,000 Washington,. March. 27- —(AP) —• President Roosevelt informed. Con gress today of an executive order es tablishing all Federal agricultural credit agencies under one unit* In the same order, the President abolished stabilization operations by the farm board. The new agricultural financial or ganization is to be known as the Farm Credit Administration, and will in clude the farm board, the farm loan bureau and various credit agencies in the Department of Agriculture and Reconstruction Finance Corporation. Henry Morganthau, Jr., chairman of the farm board, who is expected to head the new government unit, was called into conference by the Presi dent later in the day. President Roosevelt today advanced another phase of his reconstruction (Continued on Page Three.) Texas Negroes Kill Man And Attack Lady Escort Houston, Teas, March 27.—(AP) — William W. Porch, Jr., was brutally slain and Miss Abele Torian, 24, was •attacked early today by Negro ter rorists. Both are members of prom inent Houston families. The crime occurred about 12:30 a. m. on the Scott street road, between Southmore boulevard and Brays Bayou- Officers with bloodhounds brought from the city prison farm were comb ing the thick woods of the neighbor hood today. The hysterical young woman told police she and her escort were seat ed in an automobile when two Ne groes appeard, one oneachside of the car. The Negroes ordered tnem out of the car. 6 PAGES TODAY FIVE CENTS COPY D SK Japanese Policy In Support of Manchukuo Basis of Disapproval Voted by League RESCRIPT ISSUED FROM THE EMPEROR Declares That Despite With drawal, Nation Will Con tinue To Cooperate With League To Assure Peace and Maintain Friendly Relationships Tokyo, March 27.—(AP) —Japan for mally ended today a membership of more than 13 years -in the League of Nations. The final action was taken by the privy council meeting in the imperial palace, and the. long-awaited decision was transmitted to Geneva, with the approval o. Emperor Hirohito. The emperor, in a rescript issued to his subjects today, said: “His Majesty has been pleased to command his government to secede l from the League of Nations, follow ing a disagreemnt in the empire’s po licy in support of Manchukuo and opinions of the League." The rescript adds that, despite se cession, Jcpan is going to continue cooperation in the League’s efforts io assure peace and maintain friendly relations ‘ with other powers! ' " The resignation was telegraphed to Geneva after Premier Makoto Saito had obtained the emperor’s sanction Federal Pay Cuts Due On April First President Ready To Sign Order For 15 Percent Reduction Under New Law Washington, March 27 (AP) —Indi- cations that a 15 percent salary out for Federal employees would be im posed by President Roosevelt, effec tive April 1, were given today follow ing presentation of a survey by the Labor Department that the cost of living had fallen 23 percent over the country since 1928. 1 The President was empowered by the economy bill to reduce salaries ulp to 15 percent, based upon the re duction of living costs. The execu tive order for the action is being pre pared by the Budget Bureau, and of ficial word has gone oust that it would be issued in time to take effect the first of the nKonth. After a special survey, the Labor Department’s Bureau of Statistics re ported the following drop in costs be (Continued on Page Three.) "I thought I told you to hold your hands up,” one of the Negroes said, according to Miss Torian. Immediate ly after speaking, the Negro fired the shot which killed Porch, who was facing the other Negro. The bullet penetrated his back. Miss Torian said she threw herself over the body and begged the Negroes for mercy, pleading with them to take Porch to a hospital. Unheeding, they blindfolded and gaged her. The Negroes r*f ed Porch’s pockets and fled into the woods, Miss Torian said. After removing the blindfold and gag, Miss Torian ran to the home cf John Anderson., a blind man living on a nearby boulevard, and telephoned police.