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GATEWAY TO CENTRAL CAROLINA. TWENTIETH YEAR MIDGE'S NAME ON MORGAN ■—" —— „ i l % ENGLAND OPPOSING PRECISE RULING ON AGGRESSOR NATION Hard and F ast Definition Would Be Trap for Inno -1 cent and Protection for Guilty * • \ SHOULD BE STUDIED ALWAYS Only In That Way Can Re sponsible Party Be Deter, mined, It Is Contended; Recent Roosevelt Peace Message Undertook to De fine What Aggressor Is Geneva. May 25 (AP)— Great Bri tain opposed any hard and fast de finition of an aggressor -nation a.t to day* se?s on of the disarmament con ference! contending that such a de finition would be only a trap for the innocent and protection for the guilty This position was explained by Cap tain Anthony Eden, the British re-, present a i ive, who insisted that it was necessary to know the background of each case of aggression in order to determine the responsible party. 'The doctrine that any nation which sent troops to the territory of an o<her country was an aggressor was set forth in President Roosevelt's re cent international peace message. Subsequently it was amplif.ed by Norman H. Davis, the American re presentative at Geneva.) United States Ambassador Norman H Davis voiced regret at the dis armament conference today that Japan has proposed to delete any reference to the London and Wash* ington naVal treaties from the arms con' tntion that is being negotiated. The Japanese l.posltion, the Ameri can representative said, might have a regie 1 table effect on public opinion. HOOD APPROVES PLAN FOR LEXINGTON BANK RenrganizatifOi of the Comimercial Now Operating Under Restric tions Is Outlined | Raleigh, May 25—(AP)—Gurney P. Hood State bank commissioner, today announced approval of a plan for the reorganization of the Commercial Bank of Lexington, now operating un der restrictions. Under the plan the present stock holders have agreed voluntarily to pay a 1" pei cent stock assessment, which wil aggregate $37,500, and the Recon struction Finance Corporation will buy 2.400 shares of six percent pre ferred stock at SSO per share. An Additional SI,OOO in common stock will i be sold to raise the bank’s common capital to $120,000. DATES - RE NAMED IN PHONE HEARING P.alegh. May 25.—(AP)—The State Corporation ICommission itocflay s«t for June 7 its rate reduction con ferences with the Hickory Telephone Company and the Southern Appala chian Telephone Company. The Hickory company was first set foi June *6 when it was granted a postponement from today, but the date was changed when the Southern Ap palachian also sought a conference on June 7. Maxwell To Be Retained For Revenue Overhauling Real Reorganization in Department, With Ousting of Politically Embalmed Mummies Desired by Ehring. haus; Honeycombed [With These Old-Timers Dully Dltipntch Boreas, lu the Sir Walter Hotel. BY J. C. BASKEItVILL. ”ahigh, May 25—The opinion con cuss to prevail in political circles that Commissioner of Revenue J- Maxwell will 'be retained as I pf? h of ihe Department of Revenue fry Governor J. C. B. Ehringhaus, hespite the fact that Governor Ehring |l,Us has not given any intimation to a "y one concerning what he intends to do about this or any of his other appointments.' But a most careful s,| tvey of the jituation and of the 'arums others mentioned as possible tddates for the revenue post points ’ Maxwell as the most likely choice, II agreed here Real Reorganization ft’jt if Maxwell is reappointed fr‘ a d of the revenue department pherg -a - - —■ t ntl’iutnwwt'p UntlU'rsmt Batin Btsnatch F OF L THir A A?P WIK® SERVICE OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. Child, 3, Chained For Her Failure To Recite Prayer Pittsirurghi May 25.—(AP)—A county investigator reported today that a three-year-old juvenile court ward, who was unable to pronounce the Lord's prayer to the satisfaction of her foster mother, was chained in an attic until she was unconscous. I<eo Riordan, chief county in vestigator, said ho will bring the caso to the attention of the county commissioners with a view of pro secution. "K™ Hans Weidemann and His Aide Escape by Being Taken off Liner Be fore She Docks NAZI TERRORISM IS CAUSE OF TROUBLE Crowd Turn on 50 Uniform ed Police, and Order Is Re stored Only After Reserves Are Called to Scene At Steamship Pier In Brook lyn New York, May 25—(AP)—Rioting broke out today at the North Ger man Lloyd Line* pier in Brooklyn in connection with the arrival in Amer ica of Hans Weidemann, representa tive of Adolf Hitler’s German govern ment at the forthcoming world fair exposition in Chicago. A crowd of 1,000 men and women, anti-Hitlerites, a.Waiting the arrival of t.h e Nazi official, became enraged when it was learned that Weidemann and an aide aocampanying him to the exposition, had been transferred from the liner Columbus to a tug and taken to the Battery in Manhattan. Displaying banners condemning "the Nazi murder and terror reime” the crowds turned on the 50 uniformed police and 30 plain clothesmen, throw ing bricks and bottle sat them. Police engaged in hand to hand combat with the rioters, and, after a struggle, arrested 13 men. and wo men, the latter wearing red hats. The prisoners were locked up in a garage near the pier. Rioting broke out a fresh with the imprisonment of the 13. With police standing guard jin front of *the ygarage door, fthe crowd again charged them. Reserves were called in, and in a (Continued on Page Six.) is going to be a real and general re organization of the entire department with the result that many of those who ruled supreme in their re spective divisions for years without molestation, are going to be shaken down ar.J probably ousted, at is also agreed. In fact, it is being generally reported that the only condition upon which Maxwell will be reappointed i that he consent to and cooperate in a general reorganization of the de partment along certain lines suggest ed to him by the executive depart ment. For while Governor Ehring haus is known to have the highest personal regard both for Mr. Max well and his abilities as an executiv On Page Four. 2 ONLY DAILY NEWSPAPER PUBLISHED IN THIS SECTION OF NORTH CAROLINA AND VIRGINIA. ' * Mother Suspected As 3 Children Fatally Beaten And House Fired Framingham, Mass., May 25.—(AP) —Three children who were believed to have been fatally burned in a fire that swept through their home this morning were found, upon an autopsy to ave died as the result of healings before an incendiary fire. The children were Irene, Eugene and Chester Dyczheski, aged eleven, five and seven years, respectively. Their mother, Mrs. Mallie Dyczheski, and one other child, Paul, aged eight, were Presbyterian Meet Opens! In Montreat General Assembly Hears Moderator Plead for Militant War Against Sin Montreat, May 25. —(AP) —An ap peal for a church militant to combat sin was made by the Rev. William Crowe, of St, Louis. Mo., retiring moderator, in the opening sermon of t/ie 73rd General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States, which convened here today. Lay ana clerical members from 17 states comprising the southern div ision of the church were here for the sessions and to elect a moderator to succeed Mr. Crowe. “Sin,” he declared, “destroyed every government that was in existence prior to 200 years ago, and its seed is bringing forth an evil fruitage in the government of our day.” Following the sermon, the Lord’s Supper was celebrated. Election of a moderator was on the afternoon program, and this was to be followed by election of the stated clerk and the assistant stated clerk, appointment of other clerks, and com mittee reports. Tonight's session was left open for business unfinished during the after noon. Claims His Department Aid. ed South Carolina In Extradition Case ’ Jlaleigh, May 25.—(AP)— Attorney General Dennis G. Brummitt of the North Carolina today issued a statement “to correct some miscon ceptions” which seem to exist as to be relation of his department to the Ray Bailey, alias Ray Keith case. Brummitt sets forth that his de partment “aided the State of South ! j (Continued on Page Five.) HENDERSON, N. C„ THURSDAY AFTERNOON, MAY 25, 1933 « : - T ~~ r v _ friendly Start At Senate Morgan Inquiry " - h'j 4' , jHnk my 'wk V . fgA "mm yy%>,4 : -%'cy ■ ■ *&&& ■■■■ : t, ' gp aM (,• ■ '* MmSm , «HhH *.:<> i ■ y 9gr ■ ■ y,' . This appears to be one of those “just before the battle” handshakes. Ferdinand Pecora (left), once an Italian immigrant boy and now special counsel for the Senate stock market investigators, grasps the extended hand of J. P. Morgan as the inquiry into the House of Morgan operations get under way in Washington. In center is Senator Fletcher, chairman of the Senate Banking and Currency Committee. taken to the Framingham hospital where they were described as being in serious conditions from burns. The father, Paiul Dyczheski, was stay.ng with relatives in the Hyde Park section of Boston, where he was notified of the tragedies. The mother was being guarded at her hospital cot by police, who said they would obtain a warrant for her arrest on a charge of murder. Neighbors of the family were aroused by the fire and sounded an Acquitted, But Is Returned to Pen AT THOMAS J. MOONEY WIOONEYADQUITTED, WILL PRESS FIGHT To Carry Battle for Freedom to Supreme Court and the President Sari Francisco, Cal., May 25. —(AP) —Once concicted once acquitted, Tom Mooney pealed potatoes in San Quen tin prison today while his defenders sought to snatch advantage from a jury verdict labelled in advance by the court an empty victory. Another plea for a pardon to Gov ernor James Rolph, Jr. of California and an appeal to the Supreme Court of the United States were proposed steps announced by the Mooney de fense committee. “Perhaps we may even go higher than that —to the President himself —” Mooney declared at San Quentin to which he was hurried immediately after the verdict of acquittal as di rected by the court was returned here yesterday. wuthTr FOR NORTH CAROLINA- Generally fair tonight and Fri- I day. except probably local thun dershowers in extreme west por tion Friday afternoon. alarm. Firemen found two of the children, Irene and Eugene, on the floor of the second floor bedroom dead, ostensibly of burns. Paul was rescued from a refuge he sought in the kitchen, and Chester from the basement. Hhe mother was found un conscious on the ground outside the house. She was believed to have leap ed from a second floor window. The mother, Paul and Chester were removed to th e hospital, where Chester I died a few hours later. Four Dead In Philadelphia From Storm Worst Electrical Dis play in Weatfier Bu reau History; sl,- 000,000 Loss Philadelphia, May 25.—(AP)—Bat tered by the tornadic fury of jits worst electrijcialli (storm in weather! bureau history, the Philadelphia area counted four dead today and pro perty, damage nearing a million dol lars . Philadelphia bore the brunt of the storm, which, roaring in on an 82- mile-ian-hour /gale from the north west late yesterday unroofed homes and schools, blew down hundreds of trees and shattered thousands of win dows In stores and dwellings. One woman was killed by lightning as she mopped up rain water in her home. Anofther was fix> death in Camden, N. J., one man died in the collapse of a Fairmount Park Pavillion and a Chester county farmer was killed in his automobile. schooiTofficials 10 FALL INTO LINE Commission Drops Gentle Hint to County and City Superintendents Daily DlMpafCb Bnmav, In ihe Sir Walter Hotel. BY J. C. BASKERVIIX. Raleigh, May 25 —One of the first acts of the new State School Com mission was to order forms to be sent to all the city and county boards of education, to be filled in with their selections of city and county super intendents for next year, then to be returned to the school commission for its approval. For the new school ma ch nery law requires that the election and employment of all city and coun ty superintendents shall be approved by the State School Commission be fore such employment shall become (Continued on Page 84*). PUBLISHED EVERY AFTERNOON EXCEPT SUNDAY, FAVORITE LIST Former President Took Stocks Soon After He Retired Chinese Retiring Following Truce Peiping, May 25.—(AP)—Indica tions accumulated today that a truce had been reached in the North China, fighting, although both Japanese and Chinese author ities were reluctant to admit it oi discuss the situation. Definite information was rece'ved that the Japanese advance had been belted while Chinese forces were withdrawing to a line \ cutting across North China, which was un derstood to be one of the c; main pcßnts of reported armistc agreement. IciWRESS Amendment to Income Tax Law Designed To Stop Avoidance of Pay ments Is Approved SENATE ATTACK ON NORMAN DAVIS MADE Robinson, Republican, In diana, Wants To Know It He Is Representing Mor gan In Europe; House Be gins Debate on the Indus trial Control Measure Washington, May 25 (AP) —Reac- tion to the .Morgan banking investi gation spread quickly today in both branches of Congress. While the Senate Banking Com mittee’s inquiry into the operations of that famous financial institution con tinued at a breath-taking pace, a House Ways and Means sub-commit tee approved an amendment to the income tax law designed to stop pos sible avoadance of payments. In the Senate, Senator Robfnson. Republican, Indiana launched a n at tack on Norman H. Davis, American ambafjador-at-large- asking if Davis was representing the Morgan house' in Europe. 1 Davis was shown yesterday as one fynho had received loans fiiom: the Morgan company. Soon after the full House Ways and Means committee had ordered an in vestigation, a sub-committee approv ed an amendment to be offered to morrow to the public works-indust rial control-taxation increase bill to limit reductions from capital losses to ,one year under the income tax laws. Debate was started in the House at noon on the big measure designed to increase employment with the expect ation that passage would come by to morrow night. The Senate returned to considera tion of the Glass banking reform bill but was sidetracked almost iromedi atelly when Senator Robinson started his attack on Davis. Gang Gunners Mow Down Two Women In New York New York, May 25. —(AP) — Gang gunners struck down two innocent women today in a skirmish that threw Broadway into a shrieking panic. | Two women, one of whom may die, were dropped in the streets by slugs from automatic shotguns when two carloads of hoodlums, racing south toward the white light area, poured a fusillade into a third automobile. The target car, spitting gunfire, careened around a corner and crashed into an iron fence. Two men trailing blood were seen to tumble from it and "limp quickly away. The shattered car, its tonneau rip- 8' PAGES , TODAY FIVE CENTS COPY Present Secretary Woodin Also Named as Having Been “Let In” on the Low Prices RASKOB OFFERED TO RECIPROCATE FAVOR Witness Asked How He Could “Reciprocate” and Calmly Replies Raskob Was Chairman of Demo cratic Committee; G. O. P. Treasurer Also on Favor ed Lists A Washington, May 25—(AP) — The name of former Pres.dent Calvin Cool idge was contained in a list of fa vorite purchasers of Standard Brands stocks through J. P. Morgan and Company, introduced in evidence to day in the Senate investigation of the weal'hy banking firm. The list, composed of scores of prominent figures, showed that the late Mr. Coolidge purchased 81000 share out of a toal of 722,600 sold. William H. Woodin, present secre tary of the treasury, also was named, as he was onthe first list submitted yesterday, which dealt with Altegllany stock sales to him at S2O when tfc* market price was much higher. On the Standard Brands list Woodin was down as having purchased 1,000 units, the same amounts as on the Alleghany allotment to “close friends’* of the Morgan banking house. The Standard Brands issue was in the summer of 1929 after the late Mr. oolidge left the White House. Senate investigators also disclosed letters today from John J. Raskob and other prominent figures "thank ing" the firm for selling the Alleghany stocks under special arrangements. Meanwhile, Ferdinand Pecora, com mittee counsel, showed through ques tioning Richard Whitney, youthful (Continued on Page Five.) OuSoiNMNT Want Revenue Office Filled iSo Sales Tax Can Be Planned Out In the Sir Waller Hotel. Dally DUputrh ;<u rou a, BY J. C. BASKFJIVILb. Raleigh, May 25.—The merchants of the State are getting somewhat wor ried at the delay in the appointment of the new commissioner of revenue by Governor Ehringhaus, it was learn ed here today, and are urging him to make this appointment as soon as pos sible. Until this appointment iB made they will be unable to learn the rules and regulations that are to be set forth by the commissioner of revenue as to how the three per cent general sales tax is to be passed along. Willard L. Dowell, secretary of the North Carolina Merchants Association .has already called upon Commission er A. J. Maxwell ,to ask him when he expects to set forth the rules and regulations by which the merchants are to be governed in passing along the three percent sales tax, in accor dance with the supplemnetal law pass ed this mandatory. Commissioner (Continued «c Page Five.) ped and bloodstained, waS registered in the name of Edward Rossen, but at a Bronx house given as his address he was not known. Sadie Fortune, who is 45 years old, was walking in Broadway near 81st street when a slug struck her in ahe back. At Knickerbocker hospital, doc* tors found her condition to be critical. Irene Savage. 24, dropped with a, bullet wound in her shoulder. Walter O’Donald. of Hornell, N. Y., had stopped to look at some shf>es in a display window when the runn ng battle roared by. A slug grazed hi 3 head and knocked him down, but he was not seriously hurt.