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C ATE WAY TO CENTRAL CAROLINA TWENTY-FIRST YEAR GASTON DMIERGUE TAKES- HELM IN FRANCE FREE TRIP GIVEN POSTAL OFFICIALS ACROSSATLAMTIC Director of International Mail Division and W. Irving Glover Taken To Europe PARTNER OF BROWN ALSO GIVEN FAVORS Joseph Bagley Likewise Went to Europe; Specifi cations in Post Office Flooring Restricted To Point Where Only Mem phis Firm Could Comply Washington, Dec. 7 (AP) —Furegen 11. White, director of the internation al mail division of the Post Office. Department, testified today to the Senate air and ocean nail investi gating committee that he and W. Irv ing Glover, an assistant postmaster General in the Hoover administration ii'ceivcda free trip to Europe in 1931. «>n the llamburg-American Line. White also told of acting as the in termediary in the purchase of steam ship accommodations at a special price for Joseph H. Bagley, previous ly described as a brokerage partner of Walter F. Bi own, postmaster gen-! mil in the last administration. Bagley obtained higher class quart-, eis at a minimum rate, the witness said. Earlier limitations of specifications for post office flooring contracts, so that only those made by the E. L. ; Bruce Company, of Memphis, could be used, was described by Frank E. .Bruce, of tin; manufacturing concern, and Frank McMuilan, former post of-' fiee superintendent of engineering I and research. RALEIGH SEEING LOAN OF 1800,000 Wants PWA Funds for Dis posal Plant and Is Likely To Win lintly Dispatch Iturcao, In the Sir Walter Hotel. IIV J. V. HABKIIR VI 1,1,. Raleigh, Feb. 7.-- Application for s£<>o,ooo with which to construct ;ii sewage disposal plant for Raleigh prthably will be made Wednesday aft ernoon and the Public Works Ad ministration is expected to approve the big project. R.ilcg-h’s city government, rarely together, is again divided, but this time in a different way. Mayor iseley find' himself inharmonious with his associates, Commissioner Brown and Barton, but on the construction of the disposal plant Mr. Barton, who h commissioner of public works, with Mayor Iseley, and Mr. Barton's old pal, Commissioner Jim Brown of •he department of safety, is opposing !, »y Increase in the public debt of Raleigh. To make the loan possible it lias been agreed to increase the water mli ; 10 per cent. The disposal plant i apparently the only recourse for the city which is about to be sued by citizens who find Raleigh's raw •"Wage flowing down Wake’s -creeks into Die Netn-f! River which washes < Continue* on Page Slx» Speedy Developments In Legislative Jam Likely Washington, Feb. 7. <Al*> ICigtht "millainroijn Federal inquiries today 'ciatched a. huge question mark as ’lie sym' oi of a Washington scene studded with swift developments, in cluding a HejVate move to slice a legits lativo jam nvolving many billions. Among c .iy develoipmcivts wore: Disclosure of a private Senate poll disclosing a ititlficatk) , ir total stiln t’lojiinjr for the Roosevelt-bucked St. I .awumre seaway treaty, and a dc ' Ision by leaders temporarily to side • isiek h vote. A promise of House leaders for "'ore power, If needed, for a commkt- Wc probing airplane contracts. Initiation of a similar inquiry by another House Committee into mili Hi'ttJU'rsmt LEASED WIRE SERVICE OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. Named in Steamship Line Suit Vincent Astor Kermit Roosevelt Chaining that the defendants “perfected a concerted scheme” to avoid payment of dividends, the United States Lines, steamship company, has brought suit in N. Y. Supreme Court against Vincent Astor, Kermit Roosevelt and other directors of the line for moneys allegedly lost by a co-firm, the United States Lines Company. (Central Press) U. S. Expenditures Pass Two Billions This Leaves Five Billions More To Be Spent Yet Before June 30 To Reach Big Goal ALL OF IT PART OF EMERGENCY PLANS Huge Profit on Gold Devalu, ation Leaves Surplus Near One Billion Dollars, Hut This Will Melt Rapidly As More Billions Are Poured Out Shortly Washington, Fob. 7. (AP) Gov ernment expenditures for this fiscal year’s emergency recovery costs to day passed the $2 000,000,000 mark. Tills leaves more than $5,000,000,000 1o be spent between now and June 30 to equal budget estimates of $7,- 523,000,000 for emergency expenditure in the 1931 fiscal year. The exact figure of emergency ex penditures of February 5, the latest available, was $2,009,776,070, of whisch $1,50 050.289 was by the Reconstruc tion Corporation. Total expenditures for the, fiscal year, including routine government costs, amounted to $3,702,185,851. The huge profit of devaluation of the gold dollar left a, surplus on tne Treasury books of $812,113,126. but. experts still expect the government to borrow nine ibiillioms between now and the end of June. That would change today’s surprus to a mono than $7,000,000,000 deficit. SNATCHES DOWN ANOTHER OF EAGLES Washington, Feb. 7. (AP) The NRA today snatched down its blue eagF. in a, case involving violation ol <(’iild I'latbor provision's, laictUng just ps Administrator Hugh S. Johnson, prepared to opjio.se suggestions for a I general 30-hour week in industry in I America before a House committee. tary aviation supplies, with a request to Secretary Dern for a complete re cord of all army airplane contracts. The apparent halting of the army motorization program while a Dis trict of Columbia grand jury ponder ed Justice Department charges against a citizen after hearing two automobile company representatives testify. Meanwhile, the Senate, under an urge of speed to keep the 4,000,000- man civil works payroll alive, set it self for debate on the $950,000,000 re lief appropriation. Senate majority leaders expressed confidence of being able to down ef forts of a group of Republicans and independent Republicans to hoist the bill’s figure to $2,500,000,000. ONLY DAILY NLVVSI'AI’L U PUBLISHED IN THIS SECTION OF NORTH CAROLINA AND VIRGINIA. 0 1935 LEGISLATURE Complaints of Neighbor States May Be Influence In New Laws Hail}' Disiiafi'h II lire sin. In (lie Sir Walter Hotel. BY .1. C. BASK ICR VI Id,. Raleigh, Feb. 7. Representative James Masseuburg, one of the wet leaders of the General Assembly, ex pects to come back to the House from Polk, which he regarded a very moist county when he was here a year ago. The county went dry overwhelmingly “Blit if our people instruct me as to how I shall vote on the question and fell me that I am expected to vote dry I shall have to represent their wishes,” Mr. Masseuburg. said, “j still think the drys got out and voted and that the wets did not., but if my county wishes dry legisla tion I will have to stand by it.” The Polk member thinks the large number of Republicans in his county helped to make the election one-sided, tie had w> doubt, that the Polk cit izens would go wet when lie was down there. He thought so until a very short time before the election. But when other wets put up money that vntlnued ou Pag# Six) New WeatKerman tef ■ v™ C? Willis R. Gregg If you are not satisfied with weather conditions, you will have to blame Willis R. Gregg from now on. Gregg, appointed chief of the United States weather bu reau to succeed C. F. Marvin,, to pictured at his desk in Washing ton after being sworn in by Chief Clerk William Weber. HENDERSON, N. C. WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON, FEBRUARY 7 1934 published every afternoon * 1 I, 1 EXCEPT SUNDAY. fiatly fhspatrh Government Plans To Pay Farmers Billion In 1934 WILL BE IN FORM ! OF BENERISFOR $766,512,695 for Corn, Cotton, Hogs, To bacco, Five Times That Last Season 200 MILLIONS MORE IN EMERGENCY FUND This Would Go to Beef And Dairy Cattle Farmers; Only Fifth To Come from Treas. ury t Rest from Process Tax; North Carolina To bacco $12,147,600. Washington, Feb. 7. —(AP) — The handing of about a billion dollars to American farmers during 1931 as benefit payments for production con trol and corn loans is planned by the Farm Administration. Official estimates covering the wheat, corn and hogs, cotton, tobacco and corn loan programs were dis closed today to call for an estimated expenditure of $766,512,695, or more than five times the $152,521,177 spent in 1933. In addition, an emergency fund ol $200,000,000 would be provided for benefit payments to beef, and dairy cattle farmers in a bill passed ley the House and favorably reported by a Senate committee. In addition, four payments to wheat farmers under a mow-con tern plated second acreage reduction would bring the total well above one billion dol lars. Officials revealed that only $200,- 000,00 of this would be paid out of the Treasury, if their plans carry through, the balance being due to come from processing tax receipts,. Secretary Wallace even plans on re paying this sum out. of the proposed processing tax on, butter fats. According to the various programs now under way, the total will be ex pended as follows: Corn and hogs, $367,055.6301; wheat., $81,021,721; cot ton $173,220,620; tobacco, $35,115,000; corn loams, $109,796,721. Southern farmers will receive $153,- 283,330, or practically all, of the money to be spent on the cotton pro gram, and will receive most of the tobacco payments, $33,092,939. Os the total tcfciacco payments. North Oa.rolima would receive $12,- 117,600. LOT OnlK SUI^ Ehringhaus Chauffeur Cited At Albemarle on Speed ing Charge Dinpntt’fc Bureau, In til** Sir Walter Hotel. Bi* J, V. BASKEllVllili, Raleigh, Feb. 7. —Albemarle's com plaint against the speed of Governor Ehringhaus’s oar Friday afternoon when he was going to Gastonia to make a speech has furnished a lot of talk. 1 tie governor was taking off to Washington and Baltimore when he received notice from Albemarle that a warrant had been issued for his driv er, Nis sen Aldridge, (tetter known as “Red.” The governor, of course, does not look out for the traffic signals, but it was charged that his excellency car was going from 50 to 65 miles an hour and that the driver ignored the traffic signs. The executive car was being es corted by the highway patrol through the city and followed the lead of the driver ahead, it was said here yes terday. Nevertheless, Governor Eh rknghaus sent a message to the Al bemarle people assuring them that he meant no harm in the trip through the town and telling them that, de spite the pace set by the highway escort, the executive would watch the town signs hereafter. The warrant for ’"Red” Aldridge had not been re-, ceived when the governor left. A circumstance of some interest was the proceeding against the chauf (Uontiuued on Page Six.), Graft In Motorizing Army May Involve Legion Figure Washington, Feb. 7.-—(AP) —"Tlio Evening Star says today that indict ment of at least three persons, two of them high in the ranks of the Am erican Legion, will be asked of the Federal grand jury by the govern ment in connection with the alleged conspiracy to graft on the millions ol dollars allotted for (motorizing the army. As President Roosevelt today asked Attorney General Cummings to go to the bottom of the irregularities, a pro Ouster Stirs Riot M. Jean Chiappe Dismissal by Premier Daladier of M. Jean Chiappe, as prefect of po lice in Paris, has stirred up the royalists of the French capital and provincial troops arc being mar shalled to curb the uprising. The deposed police chief was cheered wildly as he left the prefecture. (Central Press) Roosevelt Is Invited Into State Washington, Feb. 7.—(AP)—Presi dent Roosevelt was urged today by Governor Ehringhaus and Represen tative Doughton oT North Carolina, to use his influence to secure & SIOO,- 000 loan from the Public Works Ad ministration for development of the port at MorohcaU. City, N. C. The North Carolinians, in tiheir call at the White House, also invited the President to spend a vacation in tne mount aims or Western North Carolina Trouble In Spain Might Result In Fall of Cabinet Madrid, Feb. 7 (AP) —A captain of the Spanish assault guards was shot and seriously wounded today and sev eral persons weie injured in a clash between leftist members of the Stu dents Federation and police. Students had demanded liberty for three members pardoned for disord ers during a recent student strike, but who had not been released from jail. Several hundred students appeared demanding their liberty. Guards dis persed them and the crowd returned to the faculty of medicine, wwhere another demonstration was staged, re suiting in the gun battle. After a conference with the min ister of instruction, students obtain ed the release of their three compan ions. A report of a cabinet crisis schedul ed tonight or tomorrow was wide spread, with a general shake-up of portfolios predicted. WEATHER FOB NORTH CAROLINA. Partly cloudy; not quite so cold tonight; Thursday fair; warmer in south portion. cession of army officers and motor company representatives went into the grand jury room some blocks away. i The only name publicly mentioned by the War and Justice Departments is that of Joseph Silverman, Jr., of i New York, but the Star reports ftiai ; evidence presented to the grand jury j today is said to have incriminated a former high executive of the Legion i ‘ now practicing law here, and a legal associate. bankeKws Eight Days Yet Before Time Their Sentences Are Set To Begin Unity DUimifb Burisin. In the Sir Wnllrr lintel BY J. C. BASK UR VI Li 1,. Raleigh, Feb. 7. — Transylvania’s four prominent prisoners. Thomas H. Shipman, Joseph Pickelsimer, C. R. McNeely, and Ralph Fisher, whose terms are set to begin February 15, have but eight days, unless Governor Ehringhaus in ter venues, and the gov ernor has not intimated that he has changed his mind. Attorneys and iriends of the four men have been doing a. great, deal of work for them recently and have called on newspapers to talk the case over with them. The complaint of most of the papers Urns not been a gainst the men but against the ac tion of the State in delaying so long the beginning of the prison service. Whether there wiH be any move ment to halt the beginning of that confinement noLody seems to know. Western North /Carolina has been pretty well canvassed and the sec tion seems to be almost unanimous in its belief that, the fouir men ought not to be required to go to prison. Re cently the county commissioners of Transylvania gave the convicted men <a letter absolving them of any trick <ery in making an effort to pay a $30,000 fine instead of the two years sentence imposed by Judge N. A. Townsend. The letter is "being used, but whether there will be tried any legal remedy before the men actual ly begin their terms, is doubtful. The impression here is that the Transyl vanians will go to Raileiigh, enter up on their terms and ask for clemency at flic earliest moment. The case has worried Governor Eh iringhaus more than any that he has had to hear. The Supreme Court di vided on the issues and two of them dissented in the opinion affirming the conviction in Judge Hoyle Sink’s court. But Judge Sink fined and im prisoned and the court overruled him. It remanded the case for proper sen tence Judge Townsend gave no al ternative judgment. He sentenced the men, but announced that if they Would pay $30,000 to the county’s Ln debtmlness as much as they had in creased it tLy depositing the SIOO,OOO short term loans in Thomas H. Ship man’s bank, the judge would recom mend that the men be pardoned. The men raised $30,000, but there is a dispute as to whether they turned it over to the eounty. The commission ers declare they did, but tlie prose cution disagrees in part with the de fense of the accused men. The charge against them is that they conspired together to defraud the county of SIOO,OOO in issuing the county’s credit and getting the money to be deposited in the Brevard Bank ing Company. It was the contention of the State that this money was ap propriated for the purpose of sav ing the Brevard bank. It is not al leged that there was any embezzle ment of the funds in such way as to make any of the accused richer therefor. Politicians from the west argue that there could have been no com* spiracy, that Mr. Shipman and Mi. Pickelsimeir were lifetime poflitical enemies and that Attorney Ralpn Fisher would have done his utmost to hurt the Shipman bank, so violent ly did those men dislike each other. As fellows in suffering they are bet ter friends. The community stands by the accused. The Methodists put •Mr Pickelsimer on the board of trus tees for their new college and the new bank elected him a director of (Continued from Page Six.? £ PAGES 0 TODAY "" ‘ " ' 1,11 11l BUI FIVE CENTS COPY seeHpeace Doumergue Called In To Save Situation After Da ladier Ministry Toss, es in the \ owel MARTIAL DECLARED AS YET War Ministry Denies Drastic Action Has Been Taken; Meanwhile Lists of Injured Grow and Nightfall Finds Paris In Extremely Ugly Moqd Paris, Feb. 7.—(AP)—The miniatry of war today denied reports that mar tial law had been declared in Paris. Gaston Doumergue, 70-year-old for mer president, agreed today to be come premier in an effort to calm a rioting France. The riots continued, with mobs pa rading tilie boulevards. Vioolnce broke out in the Place de la Concorde, around the president’s palace, around the Madeline church and down the Rue Royale leading into the Place de la Concorde. Doumergue was called in to save the situation shortly after Edouard Daladier, premier unti ltoday, resign ed. taking his entire cabinet with him. But the attempt to change govern ments, although political observers thought it would succeed, did not ap pease the fighting spirit of the mobs. Sabres flashed as mounted guards men charged against the angered crowd in the Place de la Concorde. In other open spaces of the city, mobile guardsmen and police wrest led in hand to hand combat with the shouting civilians. The list of injured, seriously and slightly, gained steadily throughout' the day, and as night drew in private cars were pressed into duty as am bulances to rush the wounded to hos^ - pitals. The horses of the guaids, many of them riderless, plunged madly thre*- ugh the confusion of the Place de la Concorde. Every hallway and corner of tlie buildings surrounding the great square were packed by persons seek ing shelter from the battling rnoibe and the police. The apparent hostility of the crowd increased steadily. The courtyard of the marine min istry, which tiho mob set afire last fContinuert n THuart- BIX) Dollfuss Is After Pact In Hungary Austrian Chancellor Leaves for Budapest and Fur May Fly Back Home V ientnta, Feb. 7.—(AP) —Chan cel lot; Engelbert Dollfuss, with two pro vincial capitals —Inudbruck ajid Lintz —occupied by Fascists troops bearing drastic demands, departed for Budoc past today to see \JPremier Julius! Goemboos of Hungary. The chancellor left Vice-Chancellor Emil Fay, a leader in the Fascist iheimwehr (home guards) in charge of Austria. Fey has been 'left in Charge before and once took drastic steps by issu ing a decree in his own name creat ing political concentration camps and authorizing the incarceration of po litical suspects without trial. Socialists were anxious enough then; their anxiety was ten timea greater today. Privately, socialist lead ers admitted a critical situation haud been created by developments, and warmed against possible moves of Vienna- One thousand F ascist heimvtfehrmen with bayonets fixed, took over Linz during the night to give emphasis to a list of demands, chief of which was one calling for a formation of u Fascist commission!, such as that set up at Innsbruck in the Tyrol, More than 100 Nazis have been jail ed at Innsbruck in the last week, lit 1 was made known today.