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gateway TO CENTRAL CAROLINA. TWENTIETH YEAR Accord N ear In Roosevelt Parle vs HOUSE POSTPONES REVENUE BILL AND PASSES BEER BILL Beer Measure Fixes Fees and Regulations for Handling Beverage In This State revenue debate is SET FOR AFTERNOON Grady, of Johnston, Named Chairman of Committee of The Whole for Considera tion of Measure, Which Includes , Controversial Three Percent Sales Tax Raleigh. April 24. (AP)—Senate debate on the biennial revenue bill with i's controversial three percent general sales tax provision, was post poned until late today as the upper division of <hp assembly passed and ten t to the Honse the beer regulatory art Though it met at noon to start to work on the revenue act as a com mittee of the whole, the Senate re ceded an hour later to have lunch and go back into an afternoon ses sion to work on the money measure. Senator Grady, of Johnston, was named chairman of the committee of the whole. The beer regulatory act, setting li cense fees and regulations for the manufacture, wholesale and distribu tion and sale of 3.2 percent beers and wines, passed 38 to 2. The measure faces promised amendment in the House As was its customary procedure, the House d'd not meet today, being set to resume its regular business after p week-end rest at a night session. The Senate concurred in House amendments to the Kirkpatrick bill to prohibit the sale of 3.2 percent al cohollic beverages in the town of Da vidson. and also passed a measure to •permit bank depositors in closed banks in Rutherford, Cherokee, Clay and Macon counties to buy and sell deposits in the closed institutions. Senate approval on second reading (Continued on Page Three.) Banker Is Suicide On Eve Trial Mrmphis, Tenn., April 24. — (AP) — W U. Sf.msbury. former banker, was found dead of a pistol shot today just a few hours before he was scheduled '• go on trial on the first of a series of fraud charges- Attorney General W. T. McLain said Charles Bryan, defense attorney, tele phoned him that Stansbury had shot himself, and a sister of the financier a short while later that her brother had died. S'ansbury, a former president of a bank here, disappeared several months ago, during which time he Was reported by Inspector W. T. Grif fin, of th> Memphis polic, as being at vatious points in Missouri. ' Pon his return his attorney and wife took him to the Western Hospital for an examination, on' he was returned to Memphis, "here warrants were served on him. 'he time of his death he was at liberty under SIO,OOO bond- (Governor Says Pay Cuts Required To Meet Debts Mate Has $6,000,000 In Principal and Interest Due July 1 and It Must Be Paid At All Hazards; No Market For Sale of Additional Bonds Now Dully DlMimfch linrenn, I« the Sir Wnlter Hotel, p , ,1V •* 11/*SK ICR VILI,. j p le jStb April 24.—While Governor ' 1* Ehringhaus was not able to t'!’ toda y j ust how large the salary •-•unions will be for State employes 01 April, May and June, although to- f t] 11lW ’ s the April pay day for most hem, he did say there was very ’ ! ’o indicate that the pay -dashes , |( U,<i , uot *^ e a ‘ J heavy as at first jn*- ( • I- .»:• approximately 50 pet cent j v ta> theao employes hj.-n-. been . 'ng. The governor also sal 1 that , , f ’ ;p eeding)y distasteful for him ave to order salary cJI, and Hxmitersmt limiti Hiawatrh F op L thb A alsJ)ciat^ d "press 11 To Succeed Moffett 0 rm BM *■ ✓ Captain King The name of Capt. Ernest J. King, above, has been sent to the sen ate by President Roosevelt for confirmation of his nomination to be the new chief of the naval bureau of aeronautics. He would succeed the late Rear Admiral William A. Moffett, whe lost hi* life in the Akron <|rash. Inflation Is Debated By The Senate Check to .Expansion and Operation in U. S. Securities Includ ed in Bill' ) Washington, Ap)ril 24 (AP)—An acrid debase ensuing, the Senate came to grips today wiith the inflation is sue, while (the House neared a final vct|?f on tihe President’s gigantic Ten nessee valley proposal. The inflation measure as an amend ment to the farm relief bill bad bq:4n changed ‘by tlhe committee in two re spects from the original draft. I It carried provisions designed to provide a dheck against undue credit (Continued on Page Three.) I. C. C. REFUSES TO CANCEL HIGH RATE Washington, April 24.—(AP) — The Interstate Commerce Commission de nied today a petition of coal and lum ber dealers for cancellation of freight rate increase authorized in 1931- that all his sympathies were with ?he employes many of whose salaries have /already been cut to the limit, but that the stern necessity of keeping sufficient cash in the treasury to meet forthcoming debt payments made the move imperative. Reason for Cuts. "Many people do not seem to rea 4ize that there is a definite reason, and a very compelling reason for our (being compelled to curtail salaries and expenditures for all purposes for April, May and June, or until the new (Continued on Page Three.) ONLY DAILY NEWSPAPER PUBLISHED IN THIS SECTION OF NORTH CAROLINA AND VIRGINIA. Envov on Post 4 ill It JjL, nmnwrimimHii i jrni m m * Josephus Daniels, former U. S. Secretary of the Navy and now United States Ambassador to Mex ico, is pictured with Dr. Jose Manuel Puig Cassauranc, Mexican Secretary for Foreign Relations, during Ambassador Daniels’ first official call after arrival in Mexico Uity. The U. S. Envoy was given a warm welcome to his new Dost. SK Number of Important State wide Bills in Both Houses In Addition To Money Measures DEADLOCK AVOIDED OVER REVENUE ACT House Acceptance of Sales Tax Paves Way for Early Agreement; New Consti tution, Beer, Education an j Textbook Bills Still To Be Disposed of Dully DiniMitrh Tlnrenn. In the Sir Wnlter Hotel. . nr HENRY L.ESESNE. Raleigh, April 24. —Despite the fact that the Senate this week takes up the revenue bill, a number of other matters will also ocme in for atten tion before the week-end since it is generally conceded that there is little doubt as to wl at the Senate will do with the money bill. The big fight ever the revenue bill occurred in the House last week when that body adopt ed a bill carrying a two percent sales tax, and it is believed by observers here that the Senate’s approval of its finance committee’s revenue bill carrying a three percent sales tax will be mme or less a formality. it ia considered a foregone con clusion that the Senate will follow its finance committee’s recommenda tions in boosting the sales tax rate to three percent and strikes out the (Continued on Page Three.) lOSEVELTPARLEY Frenchman Joins MacDon ald of Britain in Econo, mic Conference Washington, April 24.(AJ?)—France added its weight today to the White House conversations in which Presi dent Roosevelt and Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald of Great Britain have been working day and night to forge a new international gold stand ard .and to opne the way for real pro gress toward disarmament The arrival of former Premier Edouard Herriot of France on the scene of these world important nego tiations threw the discussions into an even more advanced stage. Canada enters the picture today also wiht the coming of Prime Minister Richard Bennett. For the first time the topic of dis armament entered the Roosevelt-Mac- Donald conversations yesterday and held their undivided attention in a seven-hour cruise down the Potomac. WIATHCR FOR NORTH CAROLINA. Probably showers Tuesday and in north and west portions to night ; warmer in west and ex- I treme north portions tonight. HENDERSON, N. C., MONDAY AFTERNOON APRIL 24, 1933 ASSOCIATED PRESS OF EXPENSE CUTS I Operating Costs Have Been Reduced $2,000,000 An. nually for Members’ Benefits BUT IT CARRIES ON* IN ITS EFFICIENCY Cut of 34 Percent During Past Year; Senator Robin son, of Arkansas, Is Lunch eon Speaker, Describing Roosevelt’s Big Program New York, April 24, —(AP)— The manner in which the world's largest cooperative—The Associated Press continued its normal functions thro ugh the financial distress, at the same time reducing annual expenses more than $2,000,000 for distribution among members in refunds and lowerd as sessmnts, was described at the annual meeting of the news organization to day. Kent Cooper, general manager, in his report to the board of directors, announced that “exclusive of unex pired contract charges and wire and (Continued on Page Three.) MISTRIAL ORDERED IN ASHEVILLE CASE Jury Deadlocks Seven to Five In Mi(r --i der Charges Against Wilcey Johnson, 19 Asheville, April 24.—(AP) —A .mis trial was declared in superior court h£re today by Judge Felix Alley when a jury, aftee deliberating 65 hours,, re- ■ ported it could not agree on a ver dict for Wilcey Johnson, 19, charged wtih murdering Lonnie Russell dur ing a filling station hold-up here last September. No date was set for an other trial, and Johnson was taken back to jail. The jury reported it stood seven to five for conviction of second -degree murder on the first ballot, and that vote was not changed. The case went to the jury at 3:30 p. m. Friday. Fresh Gain Registered In Markets New York, April 24 (AP) — Finan cial markets rolled up further gains today, 'carrying such staples as wihelat and cotton, as well as scores of stocks <•4O new ,highs for the year or longer. Tlhe stock market |Han up' about $1 .Ito $3 for many issues in (heavy buy tong during tlhe first hour It lost roughly half tots gain in a wave of (profit-taking la/teir, but trading slack ened on tihe recession (and the list (turned upward (again in the early aft ernoon, junder leadership a t thei oil shares. (Wheat gained more than accent a bushel at Chicago and cotton more (than a dollar a ibale at New York. A wide! assortment of commodities ad vanoed, / LL Rogers \7 fsoys: Los Angeles, Cal., April 24—My old friend Arthur Brisbane accus ed me good-naturedly of being worried over this “inflation.” I wasn’t worried—l was just “con fused.” There Is quite a difference! When you are worried, you know what you are worried about. But when you are “confused,” it’s when you dy»i’t know enough about) a thing to b© worried. But Arthur, even my confusion is ail over now, Everybody that I meet has explained this whole “inflation” thing so clearly that now I am going around explain ing it myself. You see, medical science has de veloped two ways tof actually trac ing insanity; One is, if the pat ient cuts out paper dolls or works at a jig-saw puzzle. And the oth er is if th* patient sayg *‘l will tell you what this economic bus iness really means.’’ Yours, i WILL. •I* - ‘ ‘ France And Canada Join President And MacDonald To Boost World Business '‘Master Mind” of Conferences Student N.tion.l ' 8 Normal univeraity, dHH Si O., 1889- . JB||| jj| MembeT6MHo6^ fliiiliilisi mmm, Jfii 2i)«nd6Bthto7i*t _ f ' jHHII ne»*ee di«trict. jjgßji tor from Tennessee Law degree, Leba- B non (Tenn.) Law UM \ J mKr school 1891; admit* ) Mp/ ted to the Tennessee |jl| Resigned to become 9b Chairman Demo fMsm mm. • cratic national com- V vvc fmmk ■■•i'lgv.'.;. mi t tee 1921-24. Member Tennessee & Cm wHt Con,idered ® ne . of house of represents- tk H mM® ? r «»est authorities tives 1893-97; judge UL \ W'%; BIM m America on inter- Fifth judicial circuit K I®]-' 1,0 "*! P">Woma. Tennessee 1903-07. WMi Home city. Carth- MnaHKiwiV •. age, Tenn. ‘SECRETARY OF STATE CORDELL HULL •A* l ‘/master mind" behind the I economic conferences with Euro pean statesmen in Washington is Secretary of State Cordell Hull. Estimate 3,000 Chinese Killed In Great Battle Dozen Prisoners Granted Paroles Raleigh April 24. (AP)—A dozen prisoners, including four long-termers, were paroled today by Governor J. C. B. Ehringhaus. Robert Foy, a Negro convicted in Beaufort county in 1928 of manslaughter, and sentenced to penitentiary for ten to 15 years when he shot a girl who was rid ing with him in his car ,wa» given his freedom, as was Julius Whit mire, Negro, sent to prison from Haywood county in December, 1927 ,to serve ten years following conviction on five counts of as sault with a deadly weapon. HOPE MOUSE j Counting on That Group for Unlimited Supplements To Be Given Daily Dlspntcfe Rnren«, In the Sir Wnlter Hotel. I*T J C. BASKERVH.L. Raleigh, April 24- —The school po liticians and county superintendents who are determined to get more money for the operation of the eight months school ter mthan the $16,000,- 000 provided by the State, regardless of whether the people are able to pay :it or not, are continuing their fight for the right to levy supplemental ®ch6ol taxes, even in the more than 1,300 special tax districts. They are centering their fight for these un limited supplemental taxes on the (Continued on Page Three.) ACCIDENTS FATAL FOR 23 IN SOUTH Atlanta, Ga., April 24.—(AP) — Twenty-three persons were killed in week-end accidents over the South, 20 by automobiles, two by drownings and one by burns. North Carolina reported six fa talities. PUBLISHED EVERT AFTEKUOOE EXCEPT SUNDAY. who has made a life-long study of tariffs, exchange, debts and inter national relations. A Central Press artist sketches his life story. Japan Demands Free En trance Into Peiping and Tientsin For Man. chukuo Troops COUNTER-OFFENSIVE IS CHINESE ANSWER Air Bombers Used by Japa , nese To Destroy Resistance of Foes; Two Towns Re ported Recaptured by Chi nese in Striking Back at the Invaders Tokyo, April 24. —(AP)—Japanese reports estimated nearly 3,000 Chinese were killed in four days of a major battle south of Kupeikow ,in the Great Wall of China. The Japanese ilines were reported pushed today within 50 miles of Peiping. A Rengo (Japanese) News Agency dispatch from Kupeikow said Japan ese troops, with airplanes assisting, advanced to a point five miles south west of Shangsuntze, nine miles be low Kupeikow. The troops, under Major General Tabashi Kawahara, captor of Jehoi City, was reported to have expelled the Chinese from the important (Continued on Page Three.) Pays Debts And Speaks First Time In 11 Years Wilmington, Del., April 24.—(AP) — Eleven years of selfimposed silence have ended for Melvin Train, and a strange vow is fulfilled. Train, a garage employee, formerly was engaged in business in Boston- Friends and relatives had been in duced to invest their money in the enterprise. Then in 1922, Train says, his part ner absconded with the firm’s assets, leaving him to face the music. In less than six months the missing partner had committed suicide in New York after his funds had been dissipated. 6 PAGES TODAY FIVE CENTS COPY Very Definite Proposal Foi Armaments Reductions Almost Reached With Britisher PREMIER OPTIMIST OVER THE OUTCOME He Tells Borah at Breakfast He Expects Groundwork to be Laid for Successful Eco. nomic Conference; Econo mic Experts Are Called In Again Washington, April 24.—(AP)—Op timism prevaded the Anglo-American trade and arms conversations anew today as the French entry into the negotiations neared. For a fourth time President Roose velt and Prime Minister MacDonaJd. talked things over, calling their chief advisors to their sides in the after noon. An understanding between Great Britain and the United States on a revised gold standard monetary basis appeared in sight, together with a very definite proposal for armament reductions. Arranging to see Edouard Herriot, the French emissary, late today, Mr. Roosevelt, appeared to be devoting (principal attention in the morning work to armaments. Senator Borah, of Idaho, former chairman of the Senate Foreign Re lations Committee, after being host to Mr. MacDonald at breakfast, re ported him optimistic and “expect ing agreements which will make the. world economic conference a success.’’ The economic experts were sum moned to the White House for mid afternoon for a late report of their progress on a revised monetary basis and an understanding cn reiprocal tariff agreements. It appeared Mr. Roosevelt -would (Continued on Pa.se Three.) France Now Gold Fort For World Paris, April 24-— (AP) —France now is a golden fortress defending the few yellowback currency sys tems remaining in the worid. Gold is coming in here by air, land and set to what the news papers call the worlds “gold re fuge,” adding to the vast hoard in the Bank of France. Here also Belgium, Holland and Switzerland are staging a fight to remain on the gold standard, while France confidently directs the battle, professing to be with out a fear for the franc, but realizing the danger if other gold countries follow the United States’ example. Train made a vow then that h* would never speak a word until he had reimbursed all who bad lost in his deal. How well he kept that vow was evidenced here Saturday-night on his return from a short walk. He had been to the corner mail box where, with strongely mixed feelings, he had mailed the last check in pay ment of the debt which had stilled his tongue for so many years. Returning to is home, the friends who had never heard him speak we-« startled at the sound of his voice. He then told them his story.