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GATEWAY TO CENTRAL CAROLINA. twentieth year McMATH KIDNAPERS ARE PLACED UNDER BOND OF SIOO,OOO Kenneth IBuck Is\ Charged With Kidnaping and Ex tortion and Cyril i With Extortion BOTH ARRAIGNED IN PROVINCETOWN, MASS. Each Pleads Not Guilty, and After Hearing Are Re turned to Jail; Kenneth Says Some One Else Is In volved, But He Refuses to Call Any Names Prcvincetown, Mass,, May 8 (AP)— Kenneth Buck and his brother, Cyril, arrested for the kidnaping of 10-year old Margaret McMath, entered pleas of not guilty today and each was held in SIOO,OOO bail for hearing May 22 m Kenneth is charged with kid naping and extortion, and Cyril was charged with extortion in connec tion with the payment of a $60,000 ransom * v ; The two brahters were taken back to the Barnstable jail. ; Th district attorney, in addressing the court described the case as one of the. greatest importance, and of a nature .reqquiring heavy bail. Judge.. Robert A. Welsh, 30-year-old jurist, sitting on hi s first imtf>ortant case since his appointment a few weks ago, considered the argument Li several moments. Some One Else Involved W'V.l? sitting in the prisoner’s box awaiting arraignment for the kid naping of ten-year-old Peggy McMath Kenneth Buck' today told reporters there was sorrie one else involved in the crime who ran away and left him to take the blame. With Kenneth, in the prisoner's box was his brother, Cyril, also held for (Continued on Page Three.) LINDBERGHS HELD BY HEAVY WEATHER Columnus. Ohio. May B.—(AP) Hrnvy weather between Columbus and Washington held Colonel and Mrs. Ch arles A. Lindbergh here this morn ing. They had planned to start for the national capital shortly after 9 a. m. EST, but, after looking over vat her reports, they decided to re main here until the weather to the cast cleared. Maine Town Laid Waste By Flames $1,500,000 Damage Done, 175 Houses Burned, With About 400 Homeless Ellsworth Maine, May 8 (AP) —A fire believed by authorities to have b*en of incendiary origin laid waste to a large section of this city during fh p night, with a loss estimated at $1,500,000. Dawn today showed a blackened, isolate area, where approximately IJS business houses and residences had stood. ' Close to 400 of the 4.000" inhabitants ware left hrimeless and the Red Cross chapters ffrom Bangor and Bar Har bor mowed on to care for them. A comtpany of National Guardsman ffrom Bar Harbor arrived soon after daybreak to assist the 100 special policemen sworn in during the night to guard the devastated area . Some State’s Officials Take Cuts, Others Do Not Raleigh, May 8- —(AP) —Governor R C. B, Ehringhaus i 3 taking a 40 Percent reduction in his salary of $lO,- i,J,: annually, due to the State’s fin '*r,f i ; * 1 condition, records of the State ■Audi'or’s office reveal. '‘he governor returned $218.75 of his ; !"il puy of $875, the books of Au (1!, | Baxter Durham show. State employees whose pay is ’/ set, ty law have been reduced 25 percent tiiis quarter by an order of « Hmiiterson lUttlu 33 f snatch ONLY DAILY NEWSPAPER PUBLISHED IN THIS SECTION OP NORTH CAROLINA AND VlftlNlA. ' * F Op L, THE A f?«S?^.7 IH ® BBKVICX Utr THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. He Goes to Belgium Dave Hennen Morris Newest member of the Demo cratic diplomatic corps is Dave Hennen Morris, above, who has just been named ambassador to Belgium by President Roosevelt. biTier battle on ~ SCHOOL BILL NOW likely in house But Present Indications Are Griffin Bill Will Be Passed as Written in the Senate EDUCATION GROUPS AFTER SUPPLEMENTS Measure Provides for Sup port of Eight Months Term by State Without Longer Term in Any County or City; School Property Tax Removed' Dnllr ntximtcfe Bnrenn, In the Sir Wnlter Hotel, rv j r. nAKKEnvii.L. Raleigh, May B—Although present indications are that the House will pass the Griffin school machinery bill almost as it came from the Sen ate which has already passed it by a heavy majority, indications are that a bitter fight will be waged against it by'the school forces. This bill will comb up as *the major business before House tonight. The organized school forces in the State have a larger fol lowing in the House than in the Sen ate, and a determined effort will be (Continued on Page Three.) Bonus Marchers In Virginia On Way to Capital East Radford, Va., May 8. —(AP)— This railway junction town was in voluntarily host this morning to about 75 men who claim they are of the new bonus army movement toward Washington. They were ejected from >a Norfolk and Western freight train about, 9:30 when it came in from Bris tol. They remained on railroad pro perty and said they would catch an other train or remain until the rail read moves them out. They asked to be fed by the town, but no action was taken immediately by the authorities the governor. Today the Budget Bureau, over the signature of the governor, notified all State officers whose salaries are iset by statute or the Constitution, how they may refund any voluntary cut to the State. Two warrants may be drawn, it was pointed out, one on the pay the official expects to retain, and the other for the amount he ex (Continued on Page Three.), | HENDERSON, N. C., MONDAY AFTERNOON, MAY 8, 1933 Arrested in McMath Kidnaping . jMMSSSm \ J^BBI « Cyril Buck and his brother Kenneth are shown at Harwich, Mass., fol lowing their arrest in the kidnaping of ten-year-old Peggy McMath. Police state both brothers confessed. Cyril Buck owns a garage in West Harwich and his brother is an unemployed chauffeur. Roosevelt Program Is Still Making Progress Through Congress Mill First Hearing Had In House Commitee on Appoint ment of Dictator for Railroads SECRET CODE BILL PASSES IN SENATE House Rules Committee 'Fixes Procedure on Ten nessee Valley - Muscle Shoals Bill; House Also Votes To Accept Confer ence Report on Inflation Washington, May 8- —(AP)— With occasional detours, House and Senate progressed today with the Roosevelt program. The administration plan for a co ordinator to work out economies for the railroads received its first hear ing in a House committee, while Muscle Shoa’s, securities, farm relief inflation, secret codes and appropria tions measures went through varying phases of consideration on floor and in committee. The .legislation forbidding govern- 1 ment employees from making public secret code documents was passed by* the Senate, but called back for re- 1 consideration. The Senate then called! up the bill for publication and regula tion of securities sales. It differs from the one passed by the House, bbut the variations will be ironed out by a conference committee. Th? Rouse Rules Committee agreed upon procedure by 'Vhich the Tennes see Valley-Muscle Shoals measure will be sent to conference after refusing to agree that the conferees be instruct (Continued on Page Three.) Beer Made Legal In Florida With Signing of Bills Tallahassee, Fla., May B.—(AP) Manufacture and sale of 3.2 percent beer, wine and like beverages became legal in F.orida today when Gover nor Dave Sholtz sighed five acts of the current State legislature. The governor’s signature made the acts law, and they were effective im mediately, giving Florida its first le gal beverages in more than 14 years. Three of the new laws legalized and declared non-intoxicating beer, por ter, ale, wine and fruit juices contain taining not more than 3 2 percent al cohol by weight. They repeaeld all conflicting laws. The fourth new statute set up a sys tem of regulation and taxation. The fifth new law permitted advertising of the legalized bevreages in newspap ers and other media. Beer of maximum alcoholic content Os 3.2 percent by weight is now sold Legally in 30 states. Laws have been passed permitting its sale in several other states at later dates. WeathTr FOR NORTH CAROLINA. Generally fair tonight and Tuesday, except probably local thundershowers Tuesday after noon in west portion. Gandhi Is Freed From Prison Cell Poona, India, May 8 (AP)—The Ma.hania« Gandhi was released from prison tonight a few hours after he had started an “uncondi tional” fast, planned to last three weeks, which he declared he would not terminate, even if every tem ple was opened to India’s untouch ables r» id the stain of untourhabi lity wholly removed. SENATE BILL I AIU TO TEACHERS Abolishing of District Lines Permits Distribution of Pupils ALSO LIGHTENS LOAD Also Makes It Easier for Teachers to Qualify Without So Much ±\ed Tape and Reduce Summer Schools Dally Dispatch Bureau. In the Sir Walter Hotel. BY J. C. BASKEBVILTi. Raleigh, May B—The Griffin school machinery bill already passed by the Senate by a big majority and coming up in the House for action tonight, does more for the classroom teachers and is easier on them than any school bill ever before proposed, according to those who have been studying the bill and comparing it with the Aycock school machinery bill introduced in the House. Yet for the past several days the school teachers in Raleigh and many other cities in the State, assisted by members of the parent teacher associations, have been call ing on parents urging them to ask (Continued on Page Three.) Isyvitl f*? Rogers My 'Jays: New York, May B—Now, oilr President has been going along mighty nice, and our Congress men, both Democratic and Re publican,.have been decent bey Old all expectations. They have give n him every pow er from mayhem to manslaught er, but if he starts asking for the sole and exclusive right t*» deal with this debt thing, he is going to ride his hors eunder the first limb he has hit. These debts have become imbed ded into the people’s minds like ■ religion has and any time you come out on eithe'r side (Just like arguing religion), you are go ing to lose-— and change mo body’s opinioiY- Yours WILL. France Decides Not To Pay Debt Due Last December 15 Unless Moratorium Granted Britain Holds the Key To U. S. Tariff Proposal MacDonald Tells Commons Whole Scheme Now Hangs Upon Safeguards De manded There ADDS NOTHING TO FORMER STATEMENT Pressed in House for De claration, Premier Speaks on American Plans; Un qualified Agreement Is Given by Representatives of Belgium Here London, May B.—(AP)—The fate of America’s tariff truce proposal hangs on the safeguards which the British government want, Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald indicated today in the House of Commons. Pressed for an announcement of the government’s attitude, Mr. Mac- Donald declared he had nothing to add to his statement last Thursday when he said that he accepted the idea of the truce' with the under standing that Britain’s tariff posi tion would be protected. The Ameri can government, he added, considered this attitude reasonable. UNQUALIFIED AGREEMENT IS ACCORDED BY BELGIUM Washington, May V—(AP) — The unqualified agreement of Belgium to a tariff truce as proposed by t)je Unit ed States was announced today by Under Secretary William Phillips, after a conference with Belgian rep resentatives at the State Department.- COLONIAL DAMES IN WILMINGTON MEETING Feature of First Day’s Sessions Is Visit to Ruins of Church In Brunswick Wilmington, May 8. —(AP) The annual meeting of the North Caro lina Colonial Dames of America open ed here today with a pilgrimage to St. Philip’s church in Brunswick county, for he first event on the two-day program. Bishop Thomas C. Darst was to conduct a short service when the Dames reached the church late today. The service will be held inside the walls of the church ruins. Tonight th visitors will be enter tained at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Kidder, and tomorrow the an nual business session will be held, with adjournment coming later in the day. CALL SECOND GROUP OF FOREST WORKERS Will Report Shortly From In And! Near Asheville and Winston- Salem for Examinations Raleigh, May 8. —(AP) —The second contingent of North Carolinians for the national civilian reforestation con servation corps, totalling 1,150 men from the Asheville an Winston-Salem areas, was ordered today to start re porting a s Asheville Wednesday for physical examinations. There will be 780 men from 10 counties surrounding Asheville, and sometime after May 15 the remaining 370 of the contingent will be ordered 'to report «»t YginstonHSalem, being taken from counties in that vicinity. Gaston Means Is Again on Trial in Lindbergh Affair Washington, May B—(AP8 —(AP) —Gaston B. Means and Norman T. Whitaker, known as the “Fox” went on trial in District of Columbia Supreme Court today on a charge of conspiracy grow ing out of the Lindbergh kidnaping. The charges against them involve an attempt to defraud Mrs. Evalyn Walsh Mac Lean of $35,000 after Means already had swindled her out of $104,000 under pretense of being able to secure return of the lost child Means is already under a long sen tence for the swindle. It took less than two hours to choose a jury, which included seven, %omen, and the case was ready for testimony. Tomorrow Colonel Charles A. Lind bergh is to tell the court how his child was taken and later found dead. He and Mrs. Lindbergh were held in Columbus, Ohio, today by bad weath er, which prevented flying. PUBLISHED EVERY AFTERNOON EXCEPT BUNDAY. Economy Envoy *• * " ’(7*. Dr. Hjalmar Schacht, noted Ger man financial and economic expert, pictured on his arrival at New York on the S. S. Deutschland after he hjtd been given an official welcome by the city reception com mittee. Dr. Schacht left imme diately for Washington to confer with President Roosevelt on inter national affairs. THREESTATESARE Crops and Property Dam aged in South Carolina, But No One Is Hurt 3 DEAD IN TENNESSEE 20 Others Injured, and Heavy Dam age Is Done at Nashville; Two Sections of Arkansas Are Also Struck Brunson, S. C., May B.—(AP) A tornado cutting ia path about two miles wide and approximately 30 miles long, swept across farming sec tions between here and Walterboro, inear here, last midnig.a*, extensively damaging crops and unroofing several dwellings. No one was reported in jured. The storm was followed by a heavy hail and rain, which reports said “practically ruined” corn, cotton and fruit trees in the affected area. Trees were uprooted, a number of untenanted buildings demolished, and the roofs of at least three dwellings torn off. Windowpanes in homes and plate glass in stores were blown out. For the most part, however, the wind roared across farm lands, skirt ing villages and habitated centers. THREE PERSONS KILLED IN TENNSSEE TORNADO Covington, Tenn., May B.— (AP) —A west Tennessee tornado killed, three persons and injured 20 in Tipton coun ty, near Covington, yesterday, while a 40-mi’e wind did heavy damage at Nashville, the capital, in the central part’ of the State. WOMAN HURT, PROPERTY DAMAGED IN ARKANSAS Little Rock, Ark., May B—(AP)—8 —(AP) — Wind storms struck in two sections of the State yesterday, causing injury to a woman at Harrisburg and de stroying some property at Searchy. Beer Revenue Last Week About $50,000 For State Ralegih, May 8 (AP)—Beer contri buted about $50,000 to North Carolina State revenue last week, the first ■week the 3 2 percent alcoholic beve rage was legal in the State, revenue department officials estimated to day. j The f : gure does not include the thousands of dollars which went into the municipal and county treasuries from sales of dealers’ licenses. £ PAGES V TODAY FIVE CENTS CUP ' actionTp/Ss United States Still Expect, ing European Debtors To Pay, at Least In Part, June 15 CONGRESS AGAINST ANY POSTPONEMENT Three - Hour Session of French Cabinet Held For Discussion, Including Lump Sum Payment in Full Set tlement; Herridt Reports On His Trip Here Paris, May B.—(AP)—The French ciabincf. today unanimously took a flat stand against the payment to the LnDed States of the defaulted inter est due iast December 15 without a guarantee of a moratorium on the June 15 debt payment. This decision was taken in a three hour session, which canvassed unof ficially the suggestion for a lump sum settlement of the war debt to America and other problems. The official communique issued afterward made no mention of the debt question, but it was learned from a reliable source that there was no divergence of views on this subject. The cabinet came to this conclusion after a thorough examination of the report presented to Premier Daladier by Edouard Herriot, who recently re turned from Washington, with Her riot's observations. The emompnique announced only (Continued on Page Three.) RETIRED CONDUCTOR OF A. C. L. IS DEAD Tarboro, May B.—(AP) —Captain W. iS- Wooden, retired Atlantic Coas l Line conductor, died at his home here today at the age of 83. Funeral ser vices will be held tomorrow. Higher Pay Is Granted In Textiles Piet mo n t South Carolina Workers Benefit; Wall Street Increases Given Greenville, S. C., May 8. —(AP) Immediate ten percent wage increases for hundreds of textile workers in the •Piedmont section of South Carolina were announced today by various mill managements over the area. PAY INCREASES GIVEN WALL STREET WORKERS New York, May B.—(AP) —Revival of activity in the stock market has brought pay increases to many Wall Street workers and new jobs to a considerable number of former em ployees . The New York Stock Exchange firm of J. S. Bache and Company, one of th elargest wire houses in Wall Street, wi‘h branch offices in many cities, to day announced the salary increase of ten percent effective immediately ta all employees who have been with the firm prior to January 1. Hicbard R. McLaughlin, head c I the license tax division of the parturient ts Revenue, said that last ; week’s actual receipts already in hi office totalled more than S3O 000, aiw. he figured that hs field force easily had close to S2OOOO additional wl.icl had not been reported. Almost 100 men including the ref i (Continued pn P a»e Three.).