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gateway TO G CENTRAL CAROLINA. YEAR ITALIAN PLANES ARRIVE Two Planes, One Solo, Start Dash m POST HOPS IN 6 STOP FLIGHT HD THE WORLD Berlin Is First Scheduled pause of Solo Flier Out Jo Beat His Own Rec ord In- 1931 TWO FLIERS POINT TOWARD LITHUANIA Plane Loaded With 779 Gal lons of Gasoline for 4,900 Dash Across Ocean and to North Europe; Take-Off Was Os Most Dangerous Stages Torbay. Newfoundland. July 15. \Vjley Post, American round »he world flier, passed sea "•ard here on his flight toward Europe. Post's p ane passed Torbay at 1:10 p. m. eastern standard time, and headed out over the Atlant c. (By the Associated Press.) Two airplanes soared out over the At'antic from New York today, one of 'hem attempting a record flight. One. the Winnie Mae. was piloted by Wiley Post, who seeks to break thr eigh r days, 16 hours round-the world record he made in 1931 with Harold Gatfy. The other was the 'Lithuanica, jointly pilo'ed by Captain Stephen Dar us and Stanley Girenas, was headed for Lithuania, 4900 miles away Post was supplied with expert ad vice. supplies and United States Army equipment; Darius and Giernas, with only 779 gallons of gasoline. Thier take-off with the heavy load was con sidered one of the most difficult feats in aviation. Both planes took off from Floyd Benner field. Ith* 1 Winnie Mas at 410 and the Lithuanica at 5:24 a. m , eastern standard time. ONLY IX STOPS PLANNED BY PIOST IN WORLD FLIGHT ‘ Vtw York, July 15.—(AP)—Wiley Pf ,! ’ intends to make only six stops on hi? flight around the world. Liey and he disances beween hem -•t*y and the distances between in miles, are: York-Berlin, 3,900. Berln-Novoteinirsk, 2,600. -cvosinirsk-Khabarovsk, 2.250. Khabarovsk-Fairbanks, 3.000. Fairbanks Edmoneon, 1.450. Edmonton-New York, 2,200. Total, 15,400. STEEL’S EMPLOYEES’ PLAN TO BE OPPOSED BY LABOR Washington, July 15.— (AP)— Wii ,:am Green, president of the Ameri can Federation of Labor, today said organization will oppose stren uously the employees' representation L’n .n the steel industry in the fair P ! °"’icp? code submitted earlier to *he recovery administration. Eliringhaus May Aid In Bank Probe Governor Offers Greensboro Solici tor free Use of Au dits He Has Raleigh, July 15 (AP)—J. C. B. ■ r >nghaus today wrote Solicitor H. a <; . °f Greensboro, of the 12th ' * ct - that an exhaustive examtna and audito of closed banks in lU( T c’.aal district has been com- an d "ft "would seem a futile n f to rover the same ground in investigation.” f! ‘‘ governor offered the entire fa n,i ' State Banking Depart ‘ h well as conferences prl fj..' " H editors who prepared the au- K 1 * he closed hanks to solicitor 1 without cost to the counties of d 'Mict if th e prosecuting M to make further exami- IJl ''tion.s. ; ■ w ks ago Solicitor Koontz (Continued on Page Pour.) IfettiUTsmt tDaiht Btamrtrii FULL LEASED WIRE SXKVira OF THE ASSOCIATED PREsf" The Atlantic Again Conquered—Armada Landing At Labrador \ ———. •• • n \ —-c fsr~~ Ik \ —<ai*-’" m fik M As General Balbo’s air armada reached the shores of North America. I This picture, made from the deck of the Italian supply ship at Cart- Wright, Labrador, shows the first triad of the air flotilla about to land,* Steel Industry Presents Code To Create New Jobs Washington, July 15. —(AP)— The steel industry of the United States filed w.th the recovery administra tion today a code of fair competition under which 75 per cent of the coun try’s steel plants agree to raise tre wages of skilled labor by 15 percent once the code goes into operation. The codes of trade practice agree ments are designed primarily to raise wages and lower working hours in an effort to boost mass purchasing pow er. The steel code, presented by Robert P. Lamont, calls for a limittion of hours to permit no employee to work an average of more than 40 hours per week in any six months period. A minimum wage scale for com mon labor ranging from 25 cents per hour in the southern district to 40 cents in the big steel centers of the North was provided. These rates of pay were the results of suggestions submitted by 200 steel ST freightSease ________ t Corporation Commission 1 Files Brief With I. C. C. | Ini Washington Raleigh, July 15 (AP) —The State Corporate Commission today ana nounced it had filed a brief with the Interstate Commerce Commission in Washington protesting against a peti tion of railroad carrers n the south east asking that freight rates from states south of North arolina to points in this State be placed on a higher level than rates from the same States in Virginia points. The relief is asked by the railroads under the fourth section, of the act governing rates. Under that section higher rates may be charged for shipments be tween intermediate points on direct routes than are levied on through shipments. \ The commission’s brief points out that prior to 1921 it was the poli'cy 1 of many carriers who have the'ir ter minus in Virginia cities to charge their full maximum haul rate to and from North Carolina. This condi tion was changed ih 1921 whe n North Carolina poits were given differen tials under Virginia rates FAYETTEVILLE MAN IS DEAD IN CRASH Gainesville, Ga., July 15. —(AP) —Ralph R. Gibson 30 of Fayette ville, N. C. was killed and three other persons injured when two automobiles collided near here last night, Gibson was alone in <hls dar when the other machine was struck. _____ , . , onl y daily newspaper manufacturers over the United States. The code carried a clause prescribing on what basis employees would be organized in dealing with the em ployers. This was interpreted to call for company union representation rather than outside unionization of the plant, a question which has been the most acute issue in bringng the steel in dustry under agreement. Washington, July 15 (AP)—The steel industry today filed with the re covery administration a code of fair competition to nccease wages and spread employment through a major partem of ths fundamental trade. Robert P. Lamont head of the ran and Steel Institute, and president of the United States Steel Corporation, brought the agreement to Hugh S. Johnson, industrial administration. It was definitely understood that Woolen Industry Code Is Offered Washington, July 15.—(AP)—A code of fair practices providing for a 40-hour week and a minimum wage of sl4 for the woolen industry was presented today to the indus trial recovery administration. The code was presented after a conference between woolen manu facturers and officials of the re covery administration. Yesterday a brief presented by the United States Textile Workers of America demanded a 30-hour wek and a minimum wage of $lB for the woolen and worsted indus try. One Scale For Sales Tax Looms ■ . Merchants Win Technical Point With Maxwell; Consider Changes Daily uiNpntpt Bnrena. In Ifce Sir Walter Hotel., #▼ J c nASKßnrll.l. Raleigh, July 15.—The North Caro lina Merchants Association won a technical victory from the Depart ment of Revenue here following an extended conference with Commi > sioner of Revenue A. J. Maxwell yes terday, as ihe result of the announce on Page Five.) PUBLISHED IN THIS SECTION OF NORTH CAROLINA AND VuSTinIA. HENDERSON N. C„ SATURDAY AFTERNOON, JULY 15, 1933 I after the flight from Iceland. General Balbo, commander of the armada, led his twenty-four planes into port. I well in excess of 90 percent of the steel production of th e country was represented in the agreement. Its ac tual terms were not disclosed, but Johnson and Lamont immediately be gan a scrutiny of the important docu ment. \ The administration has regarded steel as one of the most vital indus tries in the movement to increase the purchasing power of working men. Together with codes from oil and lumber, and expected agreements among the country’s icoal operators, the fil : ,nj of steel codes will have put into the hac’.s cf Johnso n work-spread ing agreements for three of the bas s raw material industries in the country An early hearing for steel is in pro spect, while the lumber code already •has been set for examination begin ning July 20, an doill is to be studied beginning July 24. NMOTFOR Revenue Department’s Ar rangement Is Finding Much Commendation Dally Dispatch Barcas, In the Sir Walter Hotel. BY J. C. UASKERVILL, Raleigh, July 15—The reorganiza tion of the tax collection procedure of the Department of Revenue, un der which the State is to be divided up into 54 tax collection districts, with a senior deputy collector of re venue in charge of each district and with several deputy collectors in the larger districts, is meeting with much commendation in governmental cir cles here. This new organization plan was worked out largely.,by JDjf. M. C. S. Noble, Jr.„ executive assis tant commissioner of revenue, it is generally understood, with the ap proval and assistance of commis sioner of Revenue A. J. Maxwell. Both believe that it is going to result in more efficient collection of all State revenues’ at a much lower cost than heretofore and that the cost of collecting (the new Three per cep)', sales tax can be kept within the li mits fixed by the General Assembly. The General Assembly wrote the proviso into the sales tax law that the cost of collecting it should not ex ceed two per cent of the amount col lected, which on the basis of present estimates limits the amount available for collecting it to between SIBO,OOO (Continued on Page Six.) 4 WIATHfR FOR NORTH CAROLINA. Showers tonight probably clear ing Sunday morning; s’ightly war mer in east portion tonight. JI^SJELEGATON Desperate Effort To Be Made for Worldwide Ap plication of Roose. velt’s Proposal TENTATIVE DRAFT BEING DISCUSSED American Theory Is That Higher Prices Will Permit Eventual Monetary Stabi lization Throughout The World; Warburg Hurries To See Roosevelt London, July 15 (AP)—The Amer ican delegati on was considering today a final effort to forward President Roosevelt’s plan of worldwide price raising as the world economic confer ence recessed for the week-end. The tentative draft of a resolution outl'ning monetary and commercial policies to achieve this end was un der discussion by some of the Amer ican experts and delegates The delegation had not yet decided however, whether it would be any use (Continued on Page Five.) High Costs Will Limit Road Work Fast Rising Prices Also To Increase Operating Expens es of State, i < ) ? llnllv Dl*wat«»l» Bar— m fa the Sir Walter Hotel. BY J- C. BASKERVILL. Raleigh, Jujy 15—Owing jto the rapidly increasing cost of construc tion materials and the much higher wage scale which the Federal gov ernment is expected to put into ef fect, nothing like as many miles of new highway is going, to. be built with the $10,500,000 allotment of Fed eral funds to North Carolina- as many are thinking, according to Chief En gineer Leslie R. Ames of the State Highway Commission. “This $10,500,000 is not going to provide for much ’.more new con (Continued on Page Four.) PUBLISHED EVERY AFTIKKOOM EXCEPT SUNDAY IN CHICAGO * * * * * * * y Across Atlantic Throngs Welcome Great Armada Os Foreign Aviators Kidnapers List Five at Suffolk Norfolk, Va., July . 15.—(AP) The Ledger-Dispatch says it has learned that the Southampton county grand jury will be told on Monday that A. Obisci, president of the Planters Nut and Chicolate Company, and Mrs. J. M. Darden, wife of another wealthy Suffolk resident, were selected as victims H an abduction plot later trans uded to C. C, Vaughan 111, an other intended victim.. Abduction of at Feast two other persons was said to have been con templated. Begin Move To Capture Kidnapers Strenuous Drive Is Launched for Ab ductors of O’Con nell and Factor (By the Associated Press.) Elaborate efforts are under way by authorities today to apprehend kid napers responsible for jfcwo abduc tions—that of Lieutenant John J. O’Connell, Jr. in New York and that of John Factor Chicago specultor. , At the same time it was revealed that Chicago authorities were guard ing 40 prominent citizens to prevent attempted abductions after Factor had disclosed that the men who kidnaped him had a book of prospective kidnap victims. From Albany it was reported that National; Guardsmen were prepared to engage i nan extensive man-hunt for their kidnaped officer Lieutenant O’Connell Jr. Agents representing the family of August Luer, Alton, JIL, banker, re cently abducted said*’.they* were ne gotiating with his kidnapers for his release, but that definite action was (Continued on Page Pour.) * Tar Heel Woman, On Way to Fair, Is Killed In Bus Elizabethton, Tenn., July 15. (AP)—A woman identified as Nola Brotheton, 25, of Sherillfs Ford, N. C., was killed yesterday when a bus in which she was riding skidded and overturned (on <he North Carolina highway 15 miles east of here. Physicians said she died of a broken neck and fractured skull. She was one of a party of 60 persons, mostly teachers from the Appalachian State Teachers Col lege, who were traveling in five buses to the World’s Fair at Chcago. Roosevelt Party .Visits Maryland Town on Cruise Crisfield, Mid., July 15 (AP)—The yacht Sequoia, hearing President Roosevelt and his party in a week end cruise of the Chesapeake Bay, docked at Crisfield at 1:30 p. m. to day. i The president was standing on deck when the yacht pulled alongside the town’s only dock. Several thousand people who had gathered when, news was spread rap idly that the President would come to risfield were‘on hand to see him. The automobiles said to he White House cars were at the dock to take the president and hils party oin a land trip over the Delmarva Peninsula. a PAGES o TODAY FIVE CENTS COPY Final Hop on Flight From Italy Across Atlantic Is Made In Six Hours From Montreal ITALIAN AMBASSADOR TO U. S. ON BOARD Shores of Lake Michigan Covered With Hundred Thousand People In Great Greeting to Balbo and His Fellow Airmen; All The Planes Arrive Navy Pier, Chicago, July 15— (AP)—General Italo Balbo’s air squadron of 24 seaplanes wasa sighted over Chicago at 5:28 p. m. central daylight time today. The planes prepared to alight in Lage Michigan (off the World’* Fair reservation, completing their long flight from Orbetello, Italy, across the Atlantic Ocea nin one of the great feats i n aviation his tory. SIGHTED AT SMALL TOWN IN VICINITY OF TORONTO Oshawa, Ontario, July 15.—(AP) The Kalian seaplanes were sighted here-■at, 4:30 p. m., eastern stahdard time. Oshawa is 30 miles from Tor onto. ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND CHICAGOANS SEE ARRIVAL Chicago, July 15.—(AP)—Thousands of Chicagoans picnicked on the lake front today waiting for hours to wel come General Italo Balbo and his 96 fellow Italian airmen at the end of their trans-Atlantic flight. The city and the World’s Fair de voted all their energies toward mak- * ing the greeting a cordial one. Sol dier Field, huge outdoor ampththeatre capable of seating 110,000, was thrown open for the formal welcome. Six hours before the landing was expect ed, large groups gathered near the landing place off navy pier in Lake Michigan north of the Loop. Fam ilies brought their lunches. A muni cipal bathing beach near the pier was (Continued on Page Four) Captain Is Lost When Ship Sinks Tanker Burns Off Wilmington; 34 Os Crew Saved; Two Others Lost New Bern, July 15 (AP)—Coast guard authorities here were ad vised today the cutter Bagwell, out iof Charleston, S. ~ was mak ing contact with the tanker Gulf Gem to remove two seriously in jured survivor sos the tanker Cities Service Petrol, which burn ed and sank off the Carolina coast last night. New York, July 15.—(AP)—Captain F. L. Sears, went down with hia burning ship, the tanker Cities Ser vice Patrol, in the Atlantic off Wil mington. N. C., last night, while two other American merchant ships stood by and rescused 34 members of the crew. Two other men went down with Captain Sears. They were reported killed aboard before the ship sank. The rescue ships were the tanker Gulf Gem and the steamer Tri-Moun tain. The Gulf Gem saved 24 bers of the Petrol crew and the Tri- Mountain 10. Immediately after the Petrol sank, envolped in flames, with.. Captain 5 Sears alive and at his post, the Gulf Gem turned off her course to put. with the surv.vors, some»of vtfhom were injured, at Charleston, S. C. Tt was presumed the Tri-Mountain accom panied her.