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Leopold 111 Made
King Os Belgians
In Pompous Rites
Son of Late King Albert,
Killed in Mountain Climb,
ing Last Saturday,
Fakes Oath
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.
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
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.
Ways and Means Committee
Declines To Obstruct
Wishes of 145 Sign,
ing Members
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
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
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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
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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
State School Commission To
Seek SIBO,OOO From the
Federal Government
Dully lliN|»:i<«'b lluri’iiii.
In Mu’ St. VViillrr Hotel,
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
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.!
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Fair and colder tonight; Satur
day fair.
For 24-hour period ending at
noon today: Highest temperature,
54; lowest, 31; northwest wind;
i partly cloudy.
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
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.
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.
Second Experience of Kind
for Child Near Fred
ericksburg, Va.
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
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.
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
Burke’s first task in his new job—
he formerly had a job with the Agri
(Continued on Page Sight)
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.
House Group Would Elimi
nate Competitive Biddilng
for Carrying of Mail
By Planes
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.”
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
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
Postmaster General Tells
Durham Audience Public
Will Approve When
F&cts Are Had
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
“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
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

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