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Henderson, gateway to CENTRAL CAROLINA. TWENTIETH YEAR MERCHANTS HERE ADOPT CODE COMMISSION ORDERS REDUCTIONS SEPT. 1 IN TELEPHONE RATE Companies Have Indicated They Will Fight Cuts, Commissioner Win. borne Reports CONFERENCES HELD WITH 16 COMPANIES Some 150,000 Telephone: Stations Served by These Concerns; Cost of Moving Equipment Is Also Order ed, With French Tele phone Rent Cuts Raieigh, July 29. —(AP)—The State CupcraUcn Commission today order ed teleph one companies operating in Noith Carolina to show cause here August 8 why rates charged for ser vice connections, moving miscellan e?:is equipment and use of “French ;ypf" telephones should not be re drc*'’. Th? commission set up a new scale of iates to become effective Septem ber 1, but the telephone companies have indicated they will fight the or (!c: :d i eductions Commissioner Stan ley IVinborne said. Under 'he new scale the cost of the "Fmeh type" telephones w’ould be re duced froin a maximum of 50 cents a month to 25 cents a month. Service charges where instruments are not in place would be $2 instead c! -3.50, and where instruments are in place, the charge would be $1 and instead of $1.50. The cose or moving equipment on the subscriber’s premises could not ex ceed $1.5 o.where it is now up to $3, and cost; for extia length telephone ccrds could not exceed a total of $.50, whereas now a rate is charged at from 15 c-.n’s to 25 cents monthly, inde finitely. Th*' commission’s order sets forth that it has concluded conferences with 16 major companies out of the 101 telephone firms operating in North Carolina. Some 150.000 telephone sta tions are served by the 16 companies. WHAMiNG ffl IHE SALES TAX i Maxwell Says They Are Trying to Get by With It Easy as Possible In tae Str Wnlfer Hotel. Dully Dinpntch Unreal, J r. n*«KF.nv<Li<. Raleigh. July -29 —Merchants of the S lie are showing better and better corps-ration in observinigl t.h/e new ta’as tax. especially since the ne rules and regulations to go inito ef fect August 1 have been promulgated, Crnmissiioner Maxwell said today on return from holding a series of Meetings with merchants in various •ect'-ns of the State. Commissioner Maxwell and Director -Mullan. of the sales taxx division, with the merchants of Asheville and surrounding towns Tuesday night, ‘h the Charlotte merchant® Wed ties. night, and had very successful Mr. Maxwell sa*'d. Friday r T b t Mr. Maxwell met with the mer fluntj of High Pint and surrounding * vns, while Mr. McMullai n went to JrrbertC'n for ai similar meeting. r h r -ie meetings were very sattsfac. ry. with a large number f mferich an',‘i present at each place," Mr. Mak. sa d. ‘ Th e medtings were infor and largely educational. Mr. Mullan and I tired to answer as quqestiions as possible and to ‘ r Pl ' n bcXh the workings of the sales law a® well as ’he various regula. The approval! given 'the new Sful’l ions that Jgo i|r.to effect on lt; ' J L cent a ini ng only one sche ,l :r f° r levying the tax on sales of • e 'han $1 or fractions thereof, was I™ 0 ’ 1 Unanimously approved. We that both the merchants and . ' PUr) ' ' : he mluc’h better sati®_ Wl ' h tax after August 1". iiio h« does not expect either the r vit:, cr thp public ever to become with the eale® tax, . are n °t ns much opposed; yi . tbanv had expected. Commls- , 'Maxwell said. The merchants I ’ f’nd.’ng out. that they are go- ’ ob c able to pass it along to the ' ’ more easily han they had I tbi'it thev "re collecting , ’ 11 Fhitdoin of the tax. Most ' Merchant® are trying their beet “'t f'rvc the law and make it work 1 little friction a® possible, Mr. sr.id. ", , )^ tl Hendersom Declines Big Job I /■•Ab J. MONROE JOHNSON Columbia, S. C., July 29.—(AP) Colonel J. Monroe Johnson, of Marion has declined his appointment as south eastern regional advisor to the public works administration, he informed the South Carolina advisory committee to day by letter. The State committee, meeting to or ganize and begin its work at once, dispatched a telegram to Colonel John son urging him to reconsider and ac cept the position. BUSTINESmSE LOWER RAIL FARES Protest 1 1-2 Cents 'Per Mile Rates on Southern Beginning August 1 THEY PRESENT APPEAL Carry Fight To Interstate Commerce Commission and Recovery Ad ministration in The Na tional Capital Washington. July 29. —(AP) — Bus lines serving th|3 territory through which the Southern Railway system operates today protested to the In terstate Commerce Coramiss i o n against permitting the Southern to reduce passenger fares on August 1. The appeal cited berms of the re covery act prohibiting unfair com petition between industries, as well as within industries. An appeal also .was filed with the Recovery Administration. The Southern on August 1 will ap ply a rate of one and one-half cents per mile for passenger fares through out most of its territory. BOTH LEGS CUT OFF, RAILROAD MAN DIES Roanoke Rapids July 29 (AP)— Vassar Seaboanre, 55, Southern Railroad conductor, died in a hos. pital here after both his legs had been cut toss when h e fell under his train near Emporia yesterday. WEATHER FOB NORTH CAROLINA. Generally fair tonight and Sun day. Italian Annada Delayed Indefinitely By Weather (By the Associated Press.) The 1,800-mile flight of 24 seaplanes from Shoal Harbor, Newfoundland to Va’entia, Irish Free State, has been indefinitely postponed because of un favorable weather. Every thing was readly, however, for the departure of the armada on the longest hop of the return journey to Italy from the United States. Provisional arrangements were made for using Bantry Bay. in south ern Ireland, as an alternative land ing place for the Italians because fog is frequent over Valentia. ONLY DAILY NEWSPAPER PUBLISHED IN THIS FULL LRAfIEI) WIKW - ■ . „ ■ i OP the ASBOCIATBD PRBB ,' HENDERSON, N. C., SATURDAY AFTERNOO N, JULY 2&, 1933 TWO OFFICIALSOF TAYLORSVILLE BANK SHOT BY 2 BANDITS T. G. Barnes, Cashier, And Solon Little, Assistant Cashier, In Serious Condition ESCAPE APPARENTLY WITHOUT ANY LOOT Lone Customer in Bank At Time Unable To Tell Muqh About What Happened; Both the Wounded Offi cials Are Rushed to States, ville Hospital Taylorsville, uly 29.—(API—Two of ficials of the Merchants and Farmers Bank hefe were shot and seriously wounded today by two bandits who fled immediately after the shooting, apparently without looting the in stitution. T. G. Barnes, cashier of the bank, was shot four times in the chest. Solon Little, assistant cashier, was wounded in the abdomen. Both men were taken to a Statesville hospital. The bandits entered the bank just after it opened, began shooting and fled. A check was begun immediately to ascertain if any funds had been taken, but Charles E. Eckered, former of ficial of the bank, who was called in to take charge, said it was doubtful if any money had been stolen. Rowland Chapman ,a customer, was the only other man in the bank at the time. He said events occurred so swiftly he hardly knew what happened. “The first thing I saw,” he said, “was one of the robbers standing in front of the bookkeeper’s window with a pistol stuck through the grill work. The next thing I knew the man started shooting. “I made an effort to leave the bank, and as I did a second man came in (Continued on Page Six) Ask Raise In Peanut Industry Suffolk, Va., July 29.—(AP) —A. Obici, president of the Planters Nut and Chicolate Company, today called on others in the peanut industry to join him in putting in a minimum wage scale ranging from 15 to 20 cents an hour for women and 25 to 30 centg for men. At the same time he said that the proposed code which would fix the wages on a 40-hour week basis at 12 1-2 cents an hour for women and 20 cents for men was “ridiculous,” asserting that “it is entirely too low to comply with the request of Presi dent Roosevelt and is not in keeping with the spirit of the whole NR A movement.” Inviting other companies to join the Planters, which is the largest of its kind in the world, in augurating the higher wage rates next Monday, Mr. Obici said: “The quickest the wage boost is ap plied, the greater good it will accom plish. The President of the United States doesn’t want resolutions.. He wants action.” The Virginia-Carolina Peanut Asso ciation, organized here under the NRA, with a membership of 15 clean ing and shelling firms in the States of Virginia and North Carolina, is scheduled to meet Monday afternoon to put into effect the code containing the new rates. Jimmy Mattern left Winnipeg today with Pilot Pat Reid en route to New York on his interrupted world solo flight. Colonel Lindbergh, who with Mrs. Lindbergh has been mapping areial routes, was said to be considering a flight to Norway. The master of the supply ship .Tell ings /at Godthjaad, Greenland, tele grapihed Governor Jensen of Green land that Colonel Lindbergh intend ed soon to fly from Todthaab to Baffin Land, a large island west of /Greenland. , .. .. tßatlu 11 i snatch Sentenced to Death I ~iiii I lib Walter H. McGee Death on the gallows is the sen tence of Walter H. McGee, charged with kidnaping 25-year old Mary McElroy, daughter of City Manager H. F. McElroy of Kansas City. McGee, an cx-con' vict. offered Au defense. ROOSEVELTW OLD HOME FRIENDS AT HYDE MRK, N. Y. It’s “Hello Sam,” and “How ! Are You, Ed?” as He Alights From Spe . ’ cial Train MOTHER MEETS HIM AT SPECIAL TRAIN Brushes Aside All Business For Week-End Rest, But Can’t Get National Recov ery Program off His Mind; Moffett Resignation In terests Him Hyde Park, N. Y., July 29.—(AP) — Franklin D. Roosevelt came home to day for the first time as President of the United States. .A broad smile spread as Mr. Roose velt walked from his special train a amidst a crowd of old friends and neighbors. His greeting with his mpther g.t the stgitioi) was drowned out by the cheers of the gathering. ' “Hello, Sam,” and “How are you, Ed?” were heard from the President as t)e shook hands all around before departing by automobile from the de- (Contlnued <m Page Six? ; i ( Motor Magnate 70 < • I » i nHHBMH i\ J| a Henry .'Ford, motor magnate, wtll be 70 years old tomorrow. Mirs. Henry Ford, who recently celebrated her 45th annCvsTsary, is one of the <niy two other shareholders that her husband has m h ; ® va'st motor enter. )prises, the other being their son, Ed- Bel, theiir cinly child, now 40, SECTION OF NORTH CAROLINA AND VIRGINIA. IHREEVANCEBORO BANDITS CAPTURED AFIER LONG HUNT Turn Out To Be Trio Who Escaped Prison Camp Near Rocky Mount Several Weeks Ago ROBBED MAN AND HIS WIFE Slugged Oscar Paramore and His Wife at Their Fill ing Station Near Vance boro Thursday Night and Escaped With SIOO From . The Couple ♦ Vanceboro, July 29.—(AP)— Three escaped convicts who officers believe robbed Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Paramore' of SIOO and then slugged them with their pistol butts at their store-filling station near here Thursday night were captured early today at a Negro cabin a mile from the Paramore place. The fugitives were Clifton Thomas, of Washington county; Lee Traylor, of Chowan county, and Whitley Jones, of Kinston. All three escaped from a Rocky Mount prison camp several weeks ago. Although armed with pis tols and sawed-off shot guns, they made no resistance. The capture was made by three Rocky Mount officers and two Vance boro possemen, who, with 100 others, had been searching for the robbeds since the Paramore hold-up. The men were brught here and later taken to 'he Paramore home for identification. Later the ywere to be taken to Rocky Mount and possibly Battleboro, where barrdTts robbed a' bank several‘days ago. Postmen received a tip that the men were at a Negro cabin. Arriving there, they surrounded the house and found Thomas on guard and Traylor and Jones asleep. Major Ellison, the Negro at whose home the men wsre found, said the trio arrived there about 3 a. m. today and demanded a place to sleep and breakfast. Ellison’s wife was cooking their breakfast when the possemen arrived. FORT OF STOLEN MONEY IS RECOVERED FROM BANDITS Rocky Mouniti. July 29 (AP(—Three bandiit s arrested near Vancebo'ro in .connection with the hold-up of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Paramore at their (filling sta'tion.store, weire brought to Rocky Mourft today.’ The men es caped. from a prison camp near here several weeks ago. The officers recovered S6O, S2O of it in gold, from the men. and the 1 mbtney was identified as 'part of the SIOO that was stolen from the Paramoies. A sawed off shotgun, an automhVc shot igu<ni and a revolver werte also taken. The men are to be taken to Batttfeboro for possible l identification in connec tion with a bank robbery there. SEVEN ARE HELD IN NARCOTIC CHARGES Chicago, July 29.—(AP) —Seven men were under arrest at the Federal building today on a charge of being members of a narcotic ring and of “doping” horses at the fashionable Arlington park race track. All seven were seized at the track yesterday after a month's quiet in vestigation. FARM CREDIT BANKS LENO $200,000,000 Raleigh Office Has Ad vanced $2,799,000 to 3,- 891 Farmers so Far Washington, Juiy 29.—(AP)—More than $200,000,000 in loans to help the farmers have been dispersed or ap proved by regional agricultural credit corporations with offices in 34 cities. The farm credit administration un der which they are administered, re ported today that at the close of bus iness on July 21, the last compilation made, the corporation had disbursed $169,245,000 in loans to 132.803 farmers; that $43,239,000 more for 24.051 far mers had been approved but not dis bursed and that applications from 8,- 219 for $20,342,000 were pending. North Carolina reported loans of $2,799,000 to 3,891 farmers. PUBLIBHHID HVBRY AFTBBROOM BXCBPT SUNDAY, Time Os Workers Cut To 40 Hours Starting Tuesday Heads Code Here R. G. S. DAVIS SIORMIO SIRIKE FLORIDA TOMORROW To Reach Southeast Coast In General Vicinity of West Palm Beach COVERS A SMALL AREA Intensity. Comparatively Speaking, Is Not Alarming, Weather Bureau Says In Washington On Its Reports Washington, July 29. (AP) —Char- les L. Mitchell, Weather Bureau fore caster said today that present indica tions were that a tropical disturbance now near Great Abaco island would reach the southeastern coast of Flor ida in the general vicinity of West Palm Beach tomorrow morning. Great Abaco island is about 200 miles from the Florida coast, south east of the Wfr'st Palin Beach vicinity. Mitchell said the disturbance was traveling northwestward at the rate of about ten miles an hour, although this speed might change during the day. He added that reports were that the storm covered a very small area, and its intensity, comparatively speaking, was no’ alarming. EUGENICSBOARD IN STAIE FORMED > Will Regulate Sterilization of Morons Where It Is Decided on Daily Dlßpateh Bnr*ai, Jn the Sir Walter Hotel. ttV .1 r. W ASK KU VI 1,1,. Rileigh, July 29. —The new State Eugenics Board, created, by the 1933 General Assembly to carry out the new and far-reaching sterilization law which it passed has just been organ ized and met here this week to make its plans for administering the new law. This new law supercedes the old ‘State sterilization law, is modelled (Ca* tinned on Page Five.) Institute Convention At Raleigh Comes To Close Raleigh, July 29.—(AP)—Discus sions held during this week's session of the American Institute of Coop eration at N. C. State College here, have revealed that “new deal legis lation has relieved, the cooperative movement from direct responsibility of attempting to control production,” Charles W. Holman, executive secre tary of the Institute, said today. Reviewing the week’s work, Holman pointed out that one of the first steps in the “new deal” under President Roosevelt was a survey which showed more than 11,000 cooperative institu tions among farmers still to be on the 8 PAGES TODAY FIVE CENTS COPY cMass Meeting at Court House Falls Into Line on Schedule of Operat. ing Stores HOURS OF BUSINESS TO BE 55 PER WEEK Stores Open at 8:30 a. m., and Close 5 p. m. Except Saturdays at 9 p. m. Means Extra Help Will Have To Be Employed Under The Blanket Code Merchant’s of Henderson, at a mass meeting held in the court nouse Fri day night, unanimously adopted the Roosevelt blanket code for national rerovery, and agreed upon houis fo* operating their places of business. The i ex syste n gees into effect herfe next. Tuesday, August 1, and will be obser ved at least through the month of August, or until codes are adopted for specific industries. It was agreed that no employee would be worked more than 40 hours per week, and that the stores would observe a 55-hour week in their es tablishments. The opening hour is 8:30 a. m. each day, and the closing hour is 5 p. m. each day except Sat- . urday, when the time is 9 p. m. The arrangement of hours for each indi vidual employee is a matter left with the owners of the stores, but in no case may the sanqe individual be work ed longer than 40 hours per week, and salaries are not to be cut to that pro portionate figure, hut remain at the same levpls a® before. Several schedules for operating hours were discussed, some con templating a 9 a. m. opening, and with a closing at 5 or 5:30 p. m. ex cept on Saturdays and on Saturdays at 7:30 p. m. These were rejected, however, in favor of the scheme adopted. Most of the employing merchants (Continued tn Page Four? Governor Is Blamed For Salary Cut He and Dunlap Crit icized for What Leg islature Did For State Employees Daily OispatcM Barenw, In ike Mir Wnlter f»V J C WKEnviH Raleigh, July 29.—Many State em ployees are already blaming Gover nor J. C. B. Ehringhaus and Assis tant Budget Director Frank Dunlap for the reduction in their salaries ef fective with their July pay checks, despite the fact that the 38 per cent cut in pay was authorized by ths 1933 General Assembly, with the result that the governor and assistant budget di rector have no authority to do any thing except enforce the law as pass ed by the legislature. Yet many State employes have be come intensely bitter since they have received their July pay checks and I are “cussing out” Governor Ehring i -- t (Continued on Page Five » job and doing business. The cooperatives "showed every sign of being alive and giving service of the character that their members de sire,” Holman continued. “From these facts we see that cooperatives are not simply exploiting agencies run by grafting and selfish leaders, as is sometimes thought.” Dr. Carl C. Taylor, Raleigh socio logist; Dr. Clarence Poe, of Raleigh, editor of the Proggamive Farmer and Southern Ruralist, and Holman spoke on th? program summarizing the work of,,the institute, which, closed yester day.