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gateway to CENTRAL CAROLINA twentieth YEAR Eight Violent Deaths And Score Os Injuries Sum Up State Thanksgiving Toll ONE KILLED, WITH l SERIOUSLY HURT IN HAMLET CRASH All From Charlotte, Consti tuting Hunting Party from City o n Thanks, giving Day three are killed AROUND REIDSVILLE James Wall, Dairyman, Kill ed by Live Wire Going To Aid of Disabled Airplane; Farmer Near Carthage Is Killed In Argument Wih Hunters il’.y tiir Associated Press.) ,\ total of eight persons met violent deaths yesterday as the Caroiinas celebrated Thanksgiving. Nearly a score of persons were injured. ,\ hit-and-run car crashed into a Charlotte hunting party as they stood on the highway near Hamlet examin ■Bj the damage done to their car by mother hit-and-run motorist who had lit swiped it a moment before. Junes Smith, 65-year-old realtor, m instantly killed ,and FI. C. Black. Cfiarlotte dairyman, and Alva E. Alexander, the third member of the huntiiur party were seriously injured end feat was expressed by physicians for their recovery. Three persons were killed in the vicinity of Reidsville. Miss Ruby Moortfield. of Danville, Va„ died in stantly when the automobile in which she was riding was struck by a freight train, while three other occupants of the ear were slightly hurt. The second accident in the Relds villc area brought death to Will Brando, an employee of the State Highway department, as his auto mobile ran off the approach of a bridge. At Madison, a short distance away, James Wall, a 60-year-old dairyman, was electrocuted as he went to in vig;i‘e a plane accident on his farm The tiller. o<’< Mounts of the plane were • Continued on Page Four) Gangster Is Suicide In St. Paid St. Paul. Minn., Dec I.—(AP)—Wil lie Sharkey alleged Chicago gangster, banged himself with his necktie in a cell in the Ramsey county jail here early today. Sharkey, witli three other members of the Touhy gang, including Roger Touliv. the leader, was recently ac quitted in Federal district ocurt of the SIOO,OOO kidnaping of William Hamm, ■lt'., millionaire brewer. Sheriff George E. Moeller said Shar key was found dead by a jailor mak ing his 6 o'clock rounds. He said rounds are made hourly, and that ap parently Sharkey had hangedT itfc-nself sometime between 5 a. m. and 6 a. m. Hi:; cell was on the second floor. Sheriff Moeller said Sharkey bad complained of the headache to a guard about 1 a. m„ and had asked for as pirin tablets. Kd Davis the jailor who discovered Sharkey said he found the body sus pended from the uppermost Bsrs of bis cell. One end of the prisoner’s necktie was fastened to the bars, the other around his neck. Jury Still Deadlocked In The Scottsboro Case Decatur, Ala.. Dec. 1. —(AP) — The J u, y holding the fate of Haywood Pat ''i son, accused of attacking Mrs. Vic toria Price on a freight train near Soot taboro, Ala., two years ago, re sumed its delibeiations at 8:30 this morning. A>i hour and a half later there was uo indication that a verdict was near. Die jury was locked up last night after three hours deliberations. While the Patterson jury deliberat ed, difficulty was being encountered imtitersnn DatUt Btsuatrh STATE’S ACES IN SCOTTSBORO CASE xßHjgp lPi®|lll » v JjlMßPr i 'f? ££« Victoria Price Orville Gilley, the state’s star witness in the Scottsboro case and the only white man named as hav ing witnessed the alleged attack upon Victoria Price and Ruby Hates bv 12 negroes, is shown Kidnap jury Threatened In A Letter Foreman of Group That Freed Touhy May Be Taken for Final Ride Kenyon, Minn., Dec. I.(AI’) —Deatli threats contained in an unsigned let ter were received today by T. O. Sundry, of Kenyon, foreman of the Federal court jury that Tuesday ac quitted four Chicago men of kidnap ing William Hamm, Jr., millionaire St. Paul brewer. William Sharkey, who committed suicide today in a St. Paul jafl. was one of four acquitted. The others were Roger Touhy, Eddy McF’adden and Gustav Shafer. Sundry, a 69-year-old farmer, said he received today six letters and a post, card, four postmarked Minnea polis, one Red Wing, Minn., one Ap pleton, Wisconsin, and one St. Paul, all unsigned except one letter from Minneapolis. All were critical of the jury ver dict, and were abusive, Sundry said. The letters said Sundry “would be taken for a ride” and “would never come back.’’ Accused Worker At Cetwick Mill Freed Upon Bond Ashefooro, Dec. 1. —(AP) —Paul All red, one of the three Cetwick mitt workers arrested on charges of threa tening Claude Willis, a mill employee was released here today on bond. Howard Way, another of the trio, will be given a hearing this afternoon. Jim Phillips, the third, has refused efforts to obtain his release. Each man is held under S2OO bond. in selecting 12 men to sit in the case of Clarence Norris, who, like Patter son, is charged with attacking Msf Price. The Negroes, with five others, are under indictment for attacking Mrs. Price and Ruby Bates. The venire for the Norris trial yes terday was whittled through excuses, challenges for cause, objections to capital punishment and fixed opin ions to 24, six less than the mini mum required by law for striking the jury. ONLY DA LEASED WIRE SERVICE OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. ILY NEWSPAPER PUBLISHED IN THIS SECTION OF NORTH CAROLINA HENDERSON, N. C., FRIDAY AFTERNOON, DECEMBER 1, 1933 Orville Gilley here with Victoria Price at De catur, Ala., where a retrial of tlu sensational case has been in prog ress. The other victim, Rubj Bates, is ill in a New York hos pital. , WO,OOO Sought In Slaying of Negro Greenville, S. CL, Dec. I.—(AP) Two actions seeking to recover $119,1)00 from C. S. James, wealthy planter of i,he Greer-Taylors sec tion as a result of the mob slaying of George Green, Negro, were filed here today. W. E. Bowen attorney, filed the action in behalf of Mary Green, widow of the Negro, and adminis- 1 tratrix of his estate. One suit was brought lor the estate and the other for the beneficiaries of the slain mail. Each asked $15,000, and alleges James was the instigator of an assault upon Green. The Negro was slain two weeks ago hy a masked band which visit ed his home during the night. A member of the band shot him to death when he resisted the invasion of ais home. Jess Jones Exonerated In Inquiry Washington, Dec. 1. —(AP) — The Senate banking sub-committee inves tigating Reconstruction Finance Cor poration loans today exonerated Jesse H. Jones, R F. C. chairman, of char ges that he was personnally interest ed in loans by the government cor poration to three Texas mortgage companies. The committee, made up of the same senators that are investigating stock market practices, concluded that the loans to the Bankers Mort gage Company the Midland Mort gage Company and the Southwestern Investment Compnay all in Jones’ home state of Texas, were justified, adequately secured and Jones “had no personal interest in any of them." Chairman Fletcher made public the conclusion informally in a talk with newspaper men after a brief executive session of the sub-committee. R. B. Mellon, Big Banker, Passes at Pittsburgh Home Pittsburgh, Dec. I.—(AP)—R. B. Mellon, president of the Mellon Na tional Bank and brother of Andrew Mellon, died today at the age of 75. The multi-millionaire banker and philanthropist had been in failing health for a month, and last Wednes day his condition took a turn for the worst. Death occurred at his home at 5:19 a. m. The aged man lapsed into uncon sciousness several hours before his death. At his bedside were the wife, Mrs. Jennie King Mellon, a son and a daughter. pSEhere CAUSE OFCONCERN Federal Government Mak mg Little Effort ond Lo, cal Officers Like= wise Seem Lax RUMORED VIRGINIA PLANS ARE STUDIED State Said To Be Consider ing Licensing Any To Make Liquor Who Desires To Do So, Big T)r Little; Will Make Situation More Difficult Here llnilr In Hi«* Mr Walter Hotel. ••V .1 I FIVSKKItVIM, Raleigh, Dec. I.—With the Federal government and. surrounding states giving more and more thought to li quor control methods, since the sale of liquor will be legal in most slates except North Carolina after Decem ber 5, a good many here are also giv ing a good deal of thought to the li juor situation in North Carolina. For while North Carolina is still theoreti cally dry and had the bone-dry Tur lington act stiti on the statute books. H. is generally known that bootleg iquor has always been easily obtain ible in the State and that it is easier ■ o buy it now than ever before, al though prices have increased some what since the State voted against repeal. There is nothing here to indicate that the. Federal government is mak ing any effort to enforce the Federal prohibition laws in the State from now until December 6 or that county and city peace officers are making any attempt to tigiiten up on the enforce ment of the State liquor laws. Police officers and deputy sheriffs are ar lesting about the usual number of small fry violators in this section, but these arrests do not seem to have any effect cn the flow of liquor or to make it any more difficult to obtain, accord ing to those familiar wit hthe situa tion. With Virginia completely wet and not only permitting the sale of liquor, tour a .so considering licensing the mak ing of it, some of the larger liquor operators who have been making tneir liquor here in North Carolina are re pci ted making plans to move their stills into Virginia, For while it has not yet been decided definitely what Virg'nia will do, it is known that its uquor commission is considering are . Continued un H a »ie Poui. Gov ernor Touched With Thanksgiving Token from Wayne Raleigh, Dec. 1. —(AP( —Governor Ehringhaus was “deeply touched” to day when citizens of Wayne county sent him as a Thanksgiving gift a tribute to his work in getting higher tobacco prices for Eastern North Car olina. The governor pointed to the neatly bound volume of complimentary let ters which was delieverd to him this morning, and commented: "I’d rather have that book to give to my children than anything else I know of. That certainly touches me. The tribute from those citizens is worth more than any public office.’’ The letters apparently were fixed in book form by N. B. Nicholson, em ergency county aegnt of Wayne coun ty, and the first in the volume was signed by Lionel Weil, chairman of the Wayne county cotton and tobacco acreage reduction committees. Auto Hits Fire Truck; 2 Injured New fßern, [Dec. I.—(i^P) —Three men were injured, two perhaps fatally as their automobile crashed • with a fire truck here today. Physicians held little hope for Wil liam L. Wiggs, of Richlands, one of the three in a light passenger car, and Willis Waters, a companion. Both had fractured skulls. OJus Ashe, of Clay county was less seriously injured. The three are between 20 and 25 years old Stacy Dowdy was driving the fire truck with its sirene open. He and t\wo other firemen were knocked to the pavement, but were uninjured. Wiggs, driving the passenger mac hine, was hurled clear of the wreckage in a head-on collision. Firemen said Wiggs was traveling at a fast rate. Watiier FOB NORTH CAROLINA Partly cloudy: slightly colder tonight; Saturday partly cloudy, followed by rain in extreme west portion. 40,000 Jobs Are Provided With Civil Works Projects Covering The Whole State Clerics At Odds On Lynching .;V • Bishop William T. Manning Rev. Dr. Henry Darfi- Voicing opposing views. Bishop William T. Manning, Prolesta/, pal Bishop of New York, denounced stand of Governor Rolph on oari Jose lynehings shortly after Rev. Dr. Henry Darlington, rector of Episcopal Church of Heavenly Rest, sent message to California Governor approving his attitude fCentral Press) Ehringhaus Seeks Boost in Peanuts ltalcigh, Dec. I—(AP)—Governor Ehringhaus will go to Washing ton tonight for conferences with officials of the Agricultural Adjust ment Administration with regard to proposed steps to raise the price of peanuts. “I also plan to see if something can be done for Irish potatoes,” the governor said. LABOR MAY PLACE MAN IN CODE BODY Johnson Says It Is Up To Labor, But He Sees No Reason For It Washington, Dec. 1 (AP)—-Indica tions that labor may obtain repre sentation on important code authori ties came today from Hugh S. John son, recovery administrator. Discussing the position of the Ame rican Federation of Labor, that the working man should be represented on the code authority, Johnson said he thought it was “a question of whether labor really wants it." “I never would lay down a hard and fast rule," he told newspapermen “It seems to me when labor as sumes responsibility for manage men it is assuming responsibility for pro fit and loss—which is not labor’s tra ditional position.’’ Labor has centered its fight for code authority representation on the national bituminous coal industrial board. Office-Holder at Louisiana Hearing Denies Assessing New Orleans, Dec. I.—(AP)—In a tangle of questions and cross-ques tions. a city employee testifying be fore the Senate committee investigat ing the election of Senator John H. Overton, said today he belonged to two people, his wife and Mayor T. Semmes Walmsley. Walter Morgan, who served as an Overton election commissioner, was the witness, one of a long string of city and state job holders who have appeared in the past several days to rebutt charges of fraud at the polls. After Morgan had testified that, he had “a fair and open mind.” and that there were no irregularities at his pre cinct, Senator Tom Connally, Demo crat. Texas, chairman of the inves tigating cqmmittee, said: “Os course, you work in some dry goods store downtown?” “No, in city hall,” said Morgan. Connally then asked if city em ployees’ salaries were regularly as sessed ten percent when campaign funds were needed. “We don’t assess them,” said Mor gan. “All we pay are dues to the Choctaw club.” AND VIRGINIA. PUBLISHED EVERY AFTERNOON EXCEPT SUNDAY. Mg l J ohnson To Force Code In 2 Cases Telephone And Aluminum Compan ies May Be Object of New Orders Washington, Dec. 1 (AH)—-Hugh ,S. Johnson told newsmen today that if necessary he would (impose NRA codes containing only labor provision} on both the telephone and the alumi num industries. He had received from the A. T. & T. a communication objecting to com ing under a code at all, on grounds that the company was non-competi tive. In response to questions at a press conference, the NRA administrator said the Aluminum Company of Ame rica was refusing to accept a code with fair trade provisions. Since this company controls 98 per cent of the. business in this country, and the law requires that a substan tial portion of any industry is need ed to propose any code, Johnson saic’ he did not see how one was to be ar rived at voluntarily containing the first trade practices demanded by independent concerns forming two percent of the industry. He said, however, that he was pr« ,pared to impose, if necessary, wages hours and other conditions for this industry and the telephone business as well. crop JudgersTrom STATE TO CHICAGO College Station, Raleigh, Dec. I. The N. C. State College crops judging team will compete in the Intercol legiate Judging Contest to be held at Chicago on December 22, in con nection with the International Live stock Exhibition which sponsors the contest. W. E. Adams, of Dunlap, a mem ber of the judging team, has also been selected to represent State College at the National Collegiate Agricultural Council to be held in Chicago at the same time of the judging contests. Liquor Imports Will Be Based On Quota Figures Washington, Dee. 1 (AP) —The executive commercial policy commit tee, representing four governmental departments, decided today to allow importation of liquors from foreign countries for a four months period on quotas based on the 1910-1914 aver age for each country. This committee, one of many in the administration, working on the program in general, is con cerned especially with ways and means of making foreign trade flour 6 PAGES I TODAY! FIVE CENTS Copy 1,220,000 JOBSIN COUNTRY AS WHOU HAVE BEEN Gift. Hopkins Tabulate? Rep From 44 States, Includ. ing All But Four In the Nation BENEFICIARIES ARE OFF RELIEF ROLLS All of 100 Reemployment Offices, One in Each County, Start Allotting Unemployed Persons To Civil Works Projects To Furnish Work for Them Raleigh, Dec. I.—(AP—Mrs. Thomas O'Berry, (State civil works adminis trator said today she had given fi nal approval to enough projects to create jobs for 10,000 of North Caro lina’s unemployed, but that probably only 30,000 to 35,000 would be placed at work this week. “We send out the projects creating the jobs, and we’ve sent out enough to put 40,000 or more people at work,” Mrs. O’Berry said. ‘‘The local authorities get the jobs started as soon as possible I doubt if more than 30,- 000 to 35,000 will be actually on pay rolls this week.” Today the 100 offices of the reem ployment service, one in each county of the State started alloting unem ployed persons to the civil works pro jects. Since the program was inaugurated all persons given jobs Jiave been taken from the emergency relief rolls which were in hand November 15. The civil works allotment was 34,000 workers from the relief rolls and 34,000 from re-employment lists in this state. MILLION AND QUARTER JOBS IN WHOLE NATION Washington, Dec. 1 (AP) —The Civic Works Administration announo ed today that approximately 1,350,- (Cont)nued on Pave i* - out Gold Price Is Boosted Above ss^ Even at That There Is Little Buying by Government Here or Abroad Washington, Dec, 1 (AP)—Ne vigor in applying the administratio gold-buying policy was indicated day by three swift boosts in the P IF. C. price for newly mined metal. Today’s quotation of $34.01 an ounc was eight cents above the pre-Thank - giving figure of $33.93. Since the le vel of $33.76 on last Monday, the gov ernment had pushed the price up ward 25 cents. London’s gold price today war ($32.57 on an opening sterling quota tion of $5.20 1-2 to the pound. Neither at home nor abroad has the R. F. . acquired mu(% gold its first offer of October 25. Only a small portion of the $500,000,000 ac count for this purpose has been used. ish. On It are officials of the State iCommerce and Agriculture depart ment and of the Treasury. Secretary Wallace, who recently with President Roosevelt at Warm Springs, had a hand tn to day’s meetings. The import policy becomes ef effective when repeal caWres into force next Tuesday. The Agriculture Department is set ting up the liquor manufacture and import regulations.