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CATEWAY TO CENTRAL CAROLINA TWENTY-FIRST YEAR Near 17 Millions For Public Works Sought By State Requests by Political Sub- Divisions Amount to $16,- 553,549 1 Dr. Baity Announces SOME TURNED DOWN ALREADY, HOWEVER Requests for Loans Involve 129 Applications from 106 Localities for 242 Projects; Estimated North Carolina Is Entitled to $80,000,000 From Government Fund Chapel Hill, Jun. 13-A tabulation ( .f the exact status of every North Carolina application for a loan made through the Emergency Federal Pub lic Works Administration, showing which have been approved or disap proved by Washington, and other in teresting facts regarding the requests, uas announced here today by Dr. Herman O. Baity. State Engineer. The report, which is as of January Hi. shows that total applications to date have amounted to $16,553,549, in volving 129 applications ffrom 106 lo calities and 242 projects. It. has been estimated on the basis of population that North Carolina is entitled to as much as $80,000,000 of this money. Although the $3,300,000/000 voted by the last Congress for the PWA has been allocated. Secretary Ickes has authorized ail state offices to con tinue to stimulate the submission of applications. Originally January 1. last was set as the deadline for receiving applica tions, but anticipating another appro priation by this Congress Secretary Ickes rescinded his original order. "There appears such a strong like lihood that another appropriation will he made for the PWA that I consider an application made now has just an good a chance of receiving favorable action as one made last month,” Dr. Baity said today The kep at the bottom, which ex plains the letter symbols opposite fContinued on Paiye Five > Early Move On Currency In Prospect Lengthy Conference at White House With Finance Aides Forecasts Action Washington, Jan. 13 (API— Presi dent Roosevelt resumed monetary conferences today with his financial arid legal aides. Conferees at the White House after the two-hour parley were silent, but die conviction grew that the Presi 4*nt was preparing for an early new move in his managed currency cam paign. Secretary Morganthau, Attorney General Cummings. Earle Bailie, as sistant t.o Morgenthau, and Herman Hlphant, counsel to Morgenthau, at tended the White House meeting. All refused to comment, hut did in dicate that no announcement wa« in prospect over the week-end. raking over the gold held by the f ederal Reserve System is generally regarded as the next most likely step preliminary to permanent devalua tion of the dollar. December Consumption Os Cotton Shows A Decline Washington, Jan. 13. —(AP) —Cotton '•onslumed during December was re ported today by the Census Bureau to ’’Ave totalled 348.393 bales of lint, and •1.621 of lin tiers, compared with 475.- bales of lint and 59,111 of linters 'lining November last year, and 440.- k<9 of lint and 48.068 of linters in De cember. 1932. Imports during December totalled 1 4-013 bales compared with 13,136 dur dig November last year, and 10.742 during December, 1932. Exports for December totalled 820,- 'W* bales of lint, and 17,655 bales of liutexb, compared with 915,304 and i-UuuWrsmx Daiht tltsmitrb LEASED WIRE SERVICE OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. “Prepare for War” Mr.” mjyflpßßSSi TdgL; iHfr :vN-:-•: > WgS ■•’'S Ht « 1,1 '! I'I 1 ' 1 * |l|M j 1 Vice-Admiral Nobumasa Suetsugu Declaring Japan “must prepare for war with the United States” and that “in fact we are already pre paring for it,” Vice-Admiral Ncbu masa Suetsugu, commander-in-chief of the Japanese fleet, charges in Tokyo that U. S. recognition of Rus sia “involves scheme to surround Japan for military purposes.” <Central Press) RALEIGH POLITICS GETTING HOT AGAIN Near Approach of City to Bankruptcy Stirs Tongues To Wagging * • *» Hull) I)l»|i>itch Bureau In the Sir Walter Hotel. IIV J. C. BASK lOH VIM,. Raleigh, Jan. 13.—The political sit uation here in Raleigh, always at a high pitch, is seething again as a re sult of the discovery that the city is in default to the amount of $321,722 in the payment of interest and principal on bonds and current bills. The situa tion has been further aggraxated by the refusal of the “Citizens’ Commit tee” to approve an application for a loan of SBI,OOO and which the Wacn ovia Bank and Trust Company has consequently refused to grant. The enseness of the general situa tion was further heightened Friday afternoon when The Raleigh Times, in a double column editorial on the front page, under t.he heading “Time for Action,” virtually demanded that Commissioner of Public Safety J. H. Brown and Commissioner of Public Works Ed M. Barton resign forth with. The contention here is that Com missioners Brown and Barton have not been cooperating with the “Cit izens' Committee" but have been dis regarding it and going ahead with (Continued on Page Four.) NEW WORLD RECORD FOR SMALL PLANES Miami, Fla., Jan. 13 (API — Roaring over a 100 kilometer closed course Jack Wright, of Utica, N. Y., today established a world's speed record for light cabin airplanes at IfiLISZ miles an hour. One hundred kilometers corresponds to 62.137 miles. 17,908 for November last year and .1,039,795 and 19,129 in December, 1932. Cotton spindles active during De cember numbered 24,840,870, compared with 25,423,348 in November last year, and 23.788,742 in December, 1932. Cotton consumed in cotton growing states during December totalled 282,- 941 bales, compared with 379,272 in ■November last year, and 371,318 in December, 1932. Cotton spindles active during De cember in cotton growing states num bered 17,338.794. compared with 17,- ,418,032 during November last year, and 16,831,334 in December. 1932. ONLY DAILY NEWSPAPER PUBLISHED IN THIS SECTION OF NORTH CAROLINA AND VtEUinta Bares Lindy “Gift” • ———— — ' xjflfi I B wok Jp tj Iff? •••.. '£ ' ••••.i-v*:'! • / ■ m. ■ ' .*• •:•;? , : • £ ...vv‘ •• •' .... W ... “' '*"■■■■ j ..m D. M. Sheaffer Disclosure that Col. Charles A. Lindbergh received “gift” of $250,- 000 in Transcontinental Air Trans port stock in addition to a SIO,OOO yearly salary was made by D. M. SheaflFer, chairman of company’s executive committee before Senate committee investigating government airmail contracts. (Central Press) UTILITfES SET-UP GETS POLITICIANS MAD AT GOVERNOR | They Still Subscribe Strong ly to the Idea That to the Victor Belongs the Spoils I EHRINGHAUS SOUGHT j POTEAT VIEWPOINT Wanted Slant Like His To Add Human Interest to Business; Educator’s So- Called “Bullheadedness” Feared, However, by Some Political Observers . Unity DiN|tnl<-li Bureau. In the Sir Walter Hotel. IIV J. C. BASKERVIMi. Raleigh. Jan. 13.—The appointment of Dr. William Louis Poteat, presi dent emeritus of Wake Forest Col- Legt, and Professor Frank William Hanft, of the University of North Carolina law school, as associate utili ties commissioners, is giving rise to the belief here that Governor J. C. B. Ehringhaus is going for the “brain trust” idea in a big way, and extend ing his experimentation with trained brains to the new Utilities Commis sion, of which Stanley Wintorne is full-time commissioner. The first move by Governor Ehringhaus to emulate President Franklin D. Roose velt and apply the “brain trust” idea in North Carolina was when he ap pointed Dr. Marcus Cicero Stephens Noble, Jr., for '.some six or seven years resaerch specialist in the State Department of Public Instruction, as executive assistant commissioner of revenue. Many people in the State, especially the politicians and political ly-minded, have «not recovered from the shock of that appointment yet, and it is still having its reverbera tions. Almost as much a surprise, if not actual shock, was caused by the an nouncement yesterday of the appoint ment of Dr. Poteat. a former college president, and Professor Hanft, a uni versity 4s the associate; commissioners of the Utilities Com mission. For while it was stated by this correspondent several days ago that these two appointments had been offered to two outstanding men in the State and that these two men were not among those whose names that had been mentioned in connec *C'»ntt,*ued tn Paae Fnur.i Ehringhaus Gives Anderson Welcome To North Carolina Raleigh. Jan. 13 (AP> —iHeartley W. (Hunk) Anderson was welcomed to North Carolnia State College to day as head football coach by a crowd of 2,000 persons shortly after he had been greeted by Governor Eh ringhaus. ICoach Anderson, who directed Notre Dame’s football team as the successor to Knute Rockne, called on Governor Ehringhaus at the State Capitol before he went to the college for a formal reception on the cam pus. “I am glad to welcome you to North Carolina State,” the governor said, as he shook hands with Anderson. “I know you will like it here and you will have fine boys to deal with.” HENDERSON, N. C. SATURDAY AFTERNOON, JANUARY 13 1934 ' « DOUBLE REVeE FROM THEIR HP | Have Received $75,836,477 This Year, Compared With $32,505,889 for 1932 Sales SEASON’<TaVERAGE IS REPORTED AS $16.11 —js* December Average Was $17.25, Co&ipared With $11.02 in December, 1932; if ear’s Through De cember 470,840,955, As Against Ra’eigh. Jan. 13.—(AP)—North Carolina tobacco producers had sold 470,340 955 pounds of tobacco at an average price of $16,111 per hundred pounds up to January 1, the State-Federal Crop Reporting Service reported today. The sales compared with 268 421.376 ipeunds at an average of $12.11 per hundred pounds for the same period a year ago. The report indicated Tar Heel far mers had received $75,836,477 for their crop this year, compared with $32,- 505.889 for the crop marketed during the same period last year. The December state average pi ice .was $17.25 per 100 pounds, approxi mately at the government parity es timate. but it was more than $2 per hundred pounds lower than the No vember average of $19.57. The $17.25 paid last month, however ! was $6 per hundred pounds better i than the average of $11.02 in Decem ! r,er. 1932. Opening of tho Asheville burley to bacco market had a great deal to do with lowering the average. The 629,- 683 pounds pf weed sold there aver aged only $11.87 per hundred. Bright belt markets led the Sta's | in returns, the average for 27,740,778 I pounds of producers' tobacco sold in ! the section being $17.64 per hundred, (Continued Op Page Four.) Britain and Japan Plan Protection of Subjects in China (By the Associated Press.) Units of the British and Japanese navies moved today to protect their citizens caught apparently between two fires in the Chinese coastal pro vince of Fukien. The cruiser H. M. S. Berrie was ordered by British authorities to steam from Hong Kong to Foochow, the capital of Fukien, to see to it that no Briton was molested in the fight between rebel and national forces. Japan acted even before Great Bri tain, the traditionally prompt guar dian of her subjects. A Japanese cruiser anchored at Manor, below Fuchow, and landed a company of Maiines there. They« were withdrawn soon, however, when order was re established. Dispatches from various points in .the Far East indicated that the Na tionalist forces were victorious every where in their operations. Democrats To Launch 1934 Drive Congressional Groups Make Ready for Ca m paign for Elections Washington, Jan. 13.—(AP) — The Democratic Congressional Committee today planned to start a concerted “Elect-Democrats-to-the-House” move next week at a meeting designed to settle the chairmanship question for next fall’s campaign. Confronted by an expressed desire of Representative Byrns, of Tenne» see, party floor leader, to be relieved of the chairmanship of the congres sional committee because of many duties, the members are casting about for a successor. Many feel Byrns should be retained because of his prominence, and there j is a, move to draft him as the chair man for the coming campaign and give him an assistant to carry on the (detail work. i The Republican Congressional Com (Continued on Page Four.) WEATHER FOR NORTH CAROLINA. Fair tonight and Sunday; littie change in temperature. Six Killed, Seven Injured As Three Boilers Explode hi Big Hertford Oil Mill ‘BUT I BURNED THEM UNDER ORDERS’ Bjjy 3 111 mm Mfaf James Maher James Maher, a postoffice depart ment clerk, is photographed on th« YT&ntsg stand before the spe cial senate committee investigat ui>>. th* ha idling of air mail con -1 in Washington, a- he testi- He h.mied, under or-hr< ! Civil Work Jobs Will Be Doubled Washington, Jan. 13.—(AP) t?icil works employment in rural sections of eight southern states will be doubled under a new policy of the Civil Works Administration authorizing these states to trim the work week in half. Harry L. Hopkins, the civil works head, instructed administra tors in Georgia, North and South Carolina* Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Texas and Oklahoma, that hours in areas of 2,500 pop ulation might be reduced from 30 to 15 hours a week. PRICE RISE SEEN IN TOBACCO SALES Pick-Up Revealed for First Week After the Long Holiday Period ■ Raleigh, Jan. 13. —(AP) North Carolina’s flue-cured tobacco markets reopened after a Christmas vacation, and the week just ended showed a slight ri3e in prices and breaks. Rain at the week-end, however, caused a slackening of sales, which officials said would give them time to “clean house” and for larger breaks expected next week. The Greenville market’s season’s sales passed the 69,100,000 mark, with •an average of $14.73. The season’s total at Farmville was over 22.000.- 000 pounds .which sold for more than $3,500,000, while at Oxford the sea son’s poundag has gone to over 19,- 000,000 pounds. At Durham sales picked up during the latter part of the week, and the season’s average for 24,626.284 pounds was $18.73. Additional Codes Given Approval by Roosevelt, Johnson Washington, Jan. 13 (AP)—Presi dent Roosevelt today approved a code to cover the general wholesale and distribution trade, at the same time ordering into effect codes fer peanut millers and carpet and rug manufac turers. At the same time, Hugh S. Johnson, under authority of an executive ord gr which permits him to approve codes employing less than 50,000, signed a pact for this sanitary nap kin and cleansing tissue industry. PUBLISHED EVERY AFTERNOON EXCEPT SUNDAY. the official and some of the pen sonal files of former Postmaster General Walter E. Brown a few days before ht loft office last March 4. Brown, shown jn?et, has,denied any official d slioyed. FK IN PROBE AIR MAI LETTING Famous Flier Quick To Send Back Questionnaire on His Federal Income Tax Returns OTHER HIGHER-UPS ALSO INVESTIGATED Former Postmaster General Brown’s Payments and President Hoover’s Son Al so Involved; Information Studied for Any Contrary Statements Washington, Jan. 13.—(AP)—An in come tax study touching Colonel Charles A. Lindbergh and a host of other past and present names in the air mail field today was revealed as going forward under the direction of a Senate committee. Members of the Senate air mail in vestigating committee, who already have caused one /sensation in the capital this week, disclosed they had ordered income tax check-ups also on Walter F. Brown, former postmaster general, others in his administration and Herbert Hoover, Jr., son of the former President. Investigators explained they had sent out about 200 questionnaires to imen more prominent in companies carrying air mail, and those who took <o>nttr.iieo on Pane Fuiiri Gold Price Held Steady As Dollar Value Planned Washington, Jan 13.—(AP) — The government’s gold price was unchang ed today at $34.06 an ounce This offer for newly-mined domes tic metal was posted for the 20th successive business day as the admin istration continued the longest record for a steady figure since buying be gan October 25. During this period plans have been advanced for nationalizing all mone tary gold .including the $3,500,000,000 gold reserve of the Federal Reserve system. 6 PAGES TODAY FIVE CENTS COPY Engineer, a White Man, and Five Negro Helpers Are Known Dead in the Explosion RESCUE CREWS ARE DIGGING THE RUINS Fear Other Victims May Have Been Trapped; 25 Were in Plant at Time; Whole Town Shaken as if by Earthquake as Result of the Blast Hertford, Jan. 13.—(AP)—At least six men were killed and seven injured here early today in an explosion of boilers at the Eastern Cotton Oil Company plant in the heart of Hert ford. The large prant was wrecked With damage estimated at approximately $50,000. Debris from the brick boiler room was scattered for more than 100 feet, and the entire town was shaken as though by an earthquake. The known dead: J. C. Wilder, engineer; and five (Negro helpers, Solicitor Wilson, John 'Wright, Kenly Forehand, George Broady, Jr., and Oscar Eason. First reports said the blast, which occurred shortly after the night shift had left the plant, was caused by Jow water in the boilers, but later it whs said this had not been substantiated. Rescue crews were at work in the (Continued on Page Four.) Sentences Wiles For Execution Columbia Man Who Kidnaped and Kill ed 15-Year-Old Boy To Be Electrocuted Columbia, S. C., Jan. 13.—(AP)—. Robert H. Wiles, 49-year-old mechanic itoday was sentenced to be electrocut ed March 12 for the murder of Hub bard H. Harris, Jr., 15. A Richlands county jury brushed aside an insanity plea and returned a verdict of guilty without recommehr dation to mercy after deliberating 22 minutes. The verdict carried no alternative to the electric chair. Judge Hayne F. Rice pronounced the sentence as upon as the jurors filed back into the tensely crowded court room and an nounced their findings. Defense counsel indicated they would urge mental examination of Wiles rather than seek to stave off his electrocution by a legal appeal. Thomas P. Taylor, one of Wiles’ at torneys, asked Judge Rice before sentence was rendered if he would arrange for alienists to study wile*’ mind. The judge pointed out that there remained over 40 days in which 1 to seek a court order for such action, i No motion for a new circuit count, trial or notice for a Supreme Court appeal was given by Taylor and h *f associates. i President Roosevelt considers he haa > ample authority to capture this stocjc by executive order. i Such a move is considered by - perts a necessary step prior to i valuation of the gold dollar. Official circles maintained a strict silence regarding new monetary i moves, but, with the Treasury cd>n - fronted with a tremendous financial? 0 program, it was thought Preshjekjt i e Roosevelt would act to end present speculative over the money aituatiog.