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(lA'I'KWA Y TO CENTRAL CAROLINA TWENTY-FIRST YEAR Leopold 111 Made King Os Belgians In Pompous Rites Son of Late King Albert, Killed in Mountain Climb, ing Last Saturday, Fakes Oath CEREMONY IS HELD BEFORE PARLIAMENT Tremendous Ovations Showered Upon New Mon. arch in Triumphal Ride Through Streets of Capital City of Brussels; Assumes Duties In Serious Mood I!iii'sclfi, Belgium, F'eb. 23 (API A m w king of the Belgians, Leopold HI. whs enthroned today when the former crown prince took the oath to defend the constitution before both houses of Parliament. IL officially became king, succeed ing his father, the late All'oert I. at tin conclusion of the reciting of the oat it at 11 o'clock this morning. The 32 year-old monarch spoke the brief oalh in French and repeated it in Flemish before the legislators and a.-«ombled dignitaries. A splendid ar my of foreign representatives and diplomats in the lavishly decorated Chamber of Deputies cheered the new niler with the same enthusiasm as did thousands of people who watched him on his ride to parliament from ! the royal castle at suburban Laken. Thousands of Belgians ecstatically shouting “Vive la Roy,’’ and waving flag- and handkerchiefs hailed Leo pold 111 on his triumphant ride. Some sections along the brilliant route showed less enthusiasm than el nri , but there were no organized nuiiiter manifestations. • Scattered anti-royalist elements a-1 imuig the crowds, which pressed in a • did cheering pushing throng along the sir ids, were drowned out in the roar of acclaim. For the most part, russels was in a merry mood. Leopold himself was serious and even grim as he saluted his subjects. Touhy Gang Given Long Prison lime I gist of Most Notori ous Chicago l) rv j Kr a Desperadoes (iets 99 Years Chieago, Feb. 23. (API The law. aftei three trials, has put t.he finger of Roger Touhy, one of the last of the most notorious of the dry era des |>ei adoes. A jury convicted Touhy and two others early today for the atbduction of John (Jake the Barber) Factor, and fixed the prison sentences of all tilde ;ii ;*9 years. Those convicted with him were Al h* i» Kator and Gustav Schaeffer—- ■’ -< i fellows in a once mighty com (Contlnued on page Eight.) Needy Unemployed Will He Amply Provided For One Reason for Revamping of Organization as at Pre sent Set Up Is Believed To Get Rid of Political Pie Counter; Was Costing $100,000,000 Monthly Dull? lllsiiiitrfe II nr «->•«. In Hi#* Nlr Wiil/cr Hotel. •II .1. V. IIASKKItVII.I<. Iwilt Feb. 23. —AH of the really I '‘'l y unemployed in North Carolina ;i " going t,o be provided with work -•if11»;j«.»it to meet their needs even ••rte, the CWA ceases to exist after l. Mrs. Thonrwus O’Berry said to *l;ty after her return from Washlng *"ii. where she conferred with Fed "nl Director Harry L. Hopkins of the civil work.- administration. Even •'Hector Hopkins does not know yet •" 1 how the new work projects wfl) h:iiidled, he admitted. But those w, io have Is-en in Washington the 1 f< w days know that Hopkins is ' v, >rking on some new plans that will 'nought out shortly as the spring summer model for CWA. It will Fobafaiy have an entirely new body '•‘lien, different initials, and some ' lianges in the motor. But the chasis : hhJ running gear is expected to re- I,l; dh the same —the organization that lirnimrsrm L^“ WIRB SERVICE of lUE ASSOCIATED PRESS, Speaker Rainey To I alk for Bankers Itocky Mount, Feb. 23. (AP) Speaker Henry P. Rainey, «f Il linois, will l>e the chief speaker at the annual convention of the North Carolina Rankers Association to he held in Pinehurst April 26-27. Mil lard F. Jones, first vice-president, of this city, announced here today. Eugene Black, governor of the Federal Reserve Board, is also ex pected to l*e among the s|K‘»kcrs. VOTE UPON BONUS MARCH 12 ASHED FOR LOWER HOUSE Ways and Means Committee Declines To Obstruct Wishes of 145 Sign, ing Members STOCK MART GROUP FIGHTING CONTROL Bitterly Opposed To Regu lation of Exchange; Score of Corporations Had Over 20 Millions In Seething 1929 Stock Market Before Crash Came Then Washington. Feb. 23. (AIM - The avenue to a House vote March 12 on payment of the veterans’ bonus stay ed clear today with the decision by the ways and means committee a gainst seeking to obstruct it. With both Senate and House in re cess it. remained for committeec to dominate the capital. Another of the few major incidents was discovery by iSenatc stock market investigators in raking the past that a score of corporations had over s2b.- 000,000.000 in the seething 1021) mai ket. This was a. cumulative total or loans advanced at one time or another by the industries for market opera tions. Before a House committee, mean while. executives and counsel for the New York Stock Exchange were ar guing against the FI etch er-Rey burn control bill on constitutional and eco nomic grounds. The Senate had agreed to recess on yesterday, but the House met briefly in early afternoon for eulogies to the late Representative Hooper, of Mien igan, before adjourning out of respect. He died suddenly late yesterday. The emergency bill to authorize the army to carry the air mail in the in terim before. returning it to private contractors is expected to be passed without difficulty early tomorrow. The House then will take up the agricul ture department appropriations. It is desired to pass the agriculture bill <by Monday to get the earliest possible action on the $2,000,000 item for Federal aid in grasshopper con <Continued on Page Three.) have already been built up in the various states around the old Emer gency Belief administration. It will also use the same suel —U. S. Govern merit dollars —but the carburetor will bo changed so that this fuel will not be burned so rapidly. The old CWA model was burning this fuel at the rate of $1000,00,000 a month. There are many reasons back of the curtailment in the CWA activi ties. One, of course, is the supposition that from now until May 1, when it Is supposed to cease operations under its present set up, an increasing num ber of persons at present unemploy ed can and will find employment on farms, in factories, In construction work and other industries with the natural pick-up that comes in these industries with spring and summer weather. It is also expected that by that time enough Public Works Ad (Continued ou Page Eight.) ONLY DAILY NEWSPAPER wT' OlHl BMBb »w . w* ? Sfcwlw fagffifr. JfcQb* B >1 i : / Mill ■■lit Jr I Ji ' ■ / < W gL *: *“ * \ \ / pßife M> V ' tt ._ Jll V s w •«i4"'Uk- fzTl ■Millie j* M« ; . 1 ?_ _ - \ • ■ •< I w O MiiiEtea / * I .X aImFSWB Tins layout shows interesting photos of phases in the life of Crown Prince Leopold of Bel gium, who becomes King Leopold 111, as a result of the death of his Frrance Is Seeking Murderer Os Scandal Witness, Dead Or Alive (Copyright by the Associated Press.) Paris, Feb. 23. (AP) Premier Doumergue called today for the cap lure, dead or alive, of the mysterious slayer of Judge Albert Prince, “the man who knew all” in the Stavisky banking scandal. The premier’s order went out after Minister of the Interior Albert Sar raut declared he believed France in PWA FUNDS ASKED ! 10 BUY NEW BUSES State School Commission To Seek SIBO,OOO From the Federal Government Dully lliN|»:i<«'b lluri’iiii. In Mu’ St. VViillrr Hotel, BY .1. IIASKEUVILL. Raleigh, Feb. 23—Application for a grant, of SIBO,OOO from the Public Works Commission to be used with State money to buy new school buses with which to replace worn out and unsafe buses still in use, was approv ed here yesterday by the State School Commission. The application has been pending in Washington for some time. If this grant is allowed, it will be matched with $420,000 of State school fund money, so that it will rep resent only 30 per cent of the total amount to be expended. This amount will buy about 1,000 new school buses. But it will have to be expended over a two years period. Since it has become known, however that the Civil Works Administration may build school buildings and pro vide other eqquipment on a basis of the State putting up only 20 per cent and thei CWIA 80 per cent of the cost, the State School Commission has al ready instructed JLeßoy Martin, exe cutive secretary, to look into the pos sibility of getting a grant for the re placement of buses from the CW‘A rather than from the PWA. Members of the commission maintain that it is just as necessary to have adequate and safe buses to get the children to and from school as it is to have ade quate buildings. They also point out that at present time the buildings are much more adequate than the buses and that there is greater need for some new buses than for new school buildings, as desirable as new buildings would be either now t r later. The schools of the State actually need at least 2,000 new school buses, since at least half of the more than on Pag-p Three.! . ... . .. .... > i 111 I weaTher FOR NORTH CAROLINA. Fair and colder tonight; Satur day fair. FOR HENDERSON. For 24-hour period ending at noon today: Highest temperature, 54; lowest, 31; northwest wind; i partly cloudy. PUBLISHED IN THIS SECTION OF NORTH CAROLINA AND VIRGINIA. HENDERSON, N. C. FRIDAY AFTERNOON, FEBRUARY 23, 1934 HIGHLIGHTS IN LIFE OF NEW BELGIAN MONARCH U&tltt Bisuatrii father, King Albert J, in a fall while mountain climbing—(l) Leopold at the age of 21; (2) the crown prince with his »oyal consort. Princess Astrid. and their the grip of a. “masfia” gang, deter mined to'block the investigation. The government offered 100,000 francs (abut $6,500) for the arrest ana conviction of the slayer. Belief grew in official circles today that the judge was murdered because he knew too much Still, police said, they were baffled by conflicting tales of the killing. New Chief of Marines MOM ■:. -4k**:. •' Iff A..':.. MBs H Maj. Gen. John H. Russell Major General John H. Russell, above, has been nominated by President Roosevelt for the post of commandant of the U. S, ma rine corps, succeeding Major Gen eral Ben H, Fuller, retired. ARGUMENT BEGUN IN TAYLORSVILLE CASE Father and Son Accused Os Murder i(n Bank Hold- Up Last July Taylorsville, Feb. 23 (AP) —Evi- dence was completed and arguments begun to the jury today in the trial of B. G- Green, 47, and Lester Green, 24, his son, for murder in the slay ing of T. C- Barnes, cashier of the Merchants and Farmers Bank here, in an attempt hold-up last July. The defense rested its case sudden ly this morning, and after the State had recalled Solon Little, assistant cashier of the bank, and its princi pal witness, the arguments were be gun. No limits were placed on the length of arguments. first-born, Princess Josephine Charlotte; (3) Leopold as • youngster; (4) at the wedding of Leopold and Princess Astrid in 192 G. Bound and mutilated, Judge Prince’s body was found on a railway track near Dijon Wednesday. NearUy lay a bloody knife. His brief case had been rifled. He had been brutally slain just one day (before he was to have testified in an investigation into the 'Collapse of Serge Stavisky’s pawn . shop, In which investors lost $40,000,000. TED FACT TO TREE Second Experience of Kind for Child Near Fred ericksburg, Va. FIND KDNAP GR L.. . . Fredericksburg, Va., Fdh. 23.—(AP> - Found tied to a tree after hours or intensive investigation of her report ed kidnaping, Caroline Musante, lv year-old Stafford county girl, was brought to a hospital here early to day. Investigating officers refused to comment on the case, similar to a previous one in which the girl was reported kidnaped and later found bound (to a tree. Hospital authorities would say only that the girl was “rest ing comfortably.” Leo Musante, father of the girl, told authorities his daughter disappeared early yesterday and that he found a note demanding $1,500 or “Caroline’s head will be sent to you.” An inten sive investigation was started diately, participated in by Federal De partment of Justice agents and State and county police. Discovery of the girl, bound to a tree a few hundred yards from the the tree to which she was found tied in the previous case, was made near midnight. She was found by De partment of Justice agents about a mile from her home. Budgeteer Burke Liking New Work At Capital City Daily Dispatch Hurra*. In the Sir Walter Hotel. Hr J. C. RASKERVIU. Raleigh. Feb. 23. —Henry Burke, for nearly eight years assistant director of the State Budget Bureau, and con sidered by many as the entire budget bureau, is at last satisfied with his new job in Washington—his second — according to A. S. Bower, director of the Division and Purchase and Con tract, and Frank Dunlap, who suc ceeded Burke as assistant director of the State Budget Bureau. They re cently called on Burke when they were in Washington on business. Burke is now attached to the office of U. Si. Director of tihe Budget Doug las, as one of several technical ad visors. Burke’s first task in his new job— he formerly had a job with the Agri (Continued on Page Sight) PUBLISHED EVERY AFTERNOON EXCEPT SUNDAY. CANCELLATIONS OF AIR MAIL CONTRACT BACKED BY FARLEY Court To Decide Upon Strong Beer Charlotte, Feb. 23.— (AP)— A test of whether beer of more than 32 percent alcoholic content by weight is now legal in North Carolina, was instituted here today with convic tion of J. W. Hendrix, of Concord, in city police court, of selling a stronger beer, and his announce ment the case would be carried to the State Supreme Court. BSn House Group Would Elimi nate Competitive Biddilng for Carrying of Mail By Planes PRICE WILL BE CUT ABOUT HALF IN TWO Proposed Figure Is Around Two Mills Per Pound Mile, Compared With 4.2 Mills Under Old System Before Contracts With Companies Were Dropped Washington, Feb. 23.- (AIM - Thw House Post Office Committee voted today to establish a fixed price per pound for air mail, eliminating com petitive bidding. The figure, Chairman Meade said, will be fixed probably at around two mills per pound, as against the 4.2 mills average for 1932. “Under competitive bidding,” he told newspaper men, “we are supposed to have had a number of companies get ting together and agreeing who should make the lowest bid and what this bid should be. “That brought us to an average or 4.2 mills per pound mile. "Under the new system the rates automatically would be around two mills per pound mile, with the best available carrier selected.” NEW GAME WARDEN NOT TO BE NAMED State Conservation Board Talks About Hatchery Facilities All Morn ing at Raleigh Raleigh, Feb. 23 (AP)—The State Board of Conservation and Develop ment today discussed hatchery faci lities all morning, with indications be ing that appointment of a State game warden might be postponed until an other meeting. Governor Ehringhaus told the board that the law abolishing the former offices of State game warden and commissioner 'of inland fisheries, said it “may . appoint” a person of scientific expxerience to handle the duties NASH COUNTY GIRL KILLED BY A TRUCK Rocky Mount, Feb. 23 (AP) — Ivy Agnes Proctor, six-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Proctor, of Nash county, was al most instantly killed wren she was struck down by a truck as she was attempting to board a school bus near her home today. The truck, owned by a packing concern, was operated by a Negro driver, whose name was not imme diately available. Explosion In Cellar Os Theatre Fatal For Two Yonkers, N. Y., Feb. 23 <AP)—An explosion in the cellra of the Proc tor theatre shortly before noon today killed two men and injured 12 per sons, several of them so seriously they are expected to die. One of the dead is Patrick Whalin 8 PAGES TODAY FIVE CENTS COPY Postmaster General Tells Durham Audience Public Will Approve When F&cts Are Had POSTMASTER GENERAL DEDICATION SPEAKER Heard at Ceremonies For Durham’s Handsome New Post Office; Says Roose velt’s Long Range Program Is To Raise Standards of Living of the People Durham, Feb. 23.(AP)—The Roose velt administration was pictured >by Postmaster General James A. Far ley here today as “having no desire or intention to work an undue hard ship on any employees of the com mercial air lines of the country or upon the stockholders of these air ways” in connection with the annual ment of air mail contracts. He said legislation and plans were being worked out as rapidly as possi ible, and he felt certain that, once the public had all the facts, which he said it would have, the policy of the administration in its annulment would be thoroughly understood and the action approved. Farley spoke at the dedication of the handsome new Durham post of fice building in what he described as “a great industrial city.” Regarding the far flung scope of the Roosevelt program, the dynamic cabinet member said that, although this perhaps was not the place for a discussion of the general aims of the administration at Washington, it sure ly would be fitting for him to say that the “sole purpose of the President is to bring about, a more practical reali zation of the fundamental objectives of Americanism.” Fairley termed as “the principles of the new deal’’ the principles “enun ciated in the Declaration of Indepen dence and repeated in the preamble of the Constitution of the United States, in which was announced that the union was formed to promote the general welfare and secure the bless ings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity.” “The economic collapse of 1929,” he said, “bringing us it, did misery and suffering and unemployment to mil lions of our people, also brought a determination so to effect a reorgani zation of our economic, social and po litical life as to guarantee the full re storation of the high standards of (Continued on Pane Three.) Army Pilot Is Hurt In Forced Leap Burnett Bails Out of Ship in Ohio and Suffers Broken Left Leg Fremont, Ohio, Feb. 23 (AP) Army Air Pilot Norman Burnett bailed out of his ship seven miles north of Fre mont early Joday and suffered a broken left leg in his parachute des cent. Burnett was out of Cleveland for Chicago. He did not have a load of mail with him. He was found at. 7 a. m., eastern time, by a farmer three hours after the accident. Burnett said he en countered a blizzard, lost his bear ings and decided to take to his chute. He thought he was far away from habitation and failed to call out for help until daylight. When he started yelling at 7 a. m„ the farmer heard the cry and responded with assists ance, sending the flier in a motor car to memorial hospital here. a motor cycle patrolman, who was burned to death attempting to rescue electrical engineers working in the basement. One of the electrical work ers was also killed. No show was on at the time. Origin of the blast was not at once determined.