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OATEWAY TO CENTRAL CAROLINA TWENTY-FIRST YEAR POST OFFICE MOST PAY THE ARMY FOR PLANES DESTROYED House Adopts Amendment To Meade Air Mail Bill Providing For Such Reimbursement ROOSEVELT POLICY bitterly attacked Republicans Call It “Mul der” and “Sacrifice to Con. venience Defeat Bill and ‘Stop This Legalized Mur der” Made by New York Representative \\ iisliington. Feb. 21 (AP) -The 1 lyu s*o today adopted an amendment to the Meade emergency all mail bill to provide lot reimbursement to the ,mny an corps by the Post Office Department for planes and equip ment destroyed while flying the ai. mail- Preliminary to passage of the bill for transfer of funds and the lack for the temporary army carriage of the mails, arguments echoed against and ui favor of the administration course. Representative Mott, Republican, Him; in, said army fliers never should have been expected to do something fui which they have not been trained. "These deaths are a sacrifice on the altar of convenience.” he said. "Another Republican, Edith Norse Rogers, of Massachusetts, called the policy one of “murder.” A plea to "defeat the bill and stop this legalized murder” was made by Representative Bacon, Republican. New York. Assistance For Small Industries Sought of R. F. C. Augusta, Gu., Feb. 21. (AIR— As istalum, for small industries in getting financial half) from the R. F. C., and a discussion of new industries for the South occupied the executive commit "f Coastal States Coordinated at its meeting here. The committee Friday heard a pro posal to obtain aid for small indus ti ios by a provision permitting K. F. T. loans through a corporation con h ting' of an association of three such industries. Offers Bill for Curbing Honorary Military Titles •Washington, Feb. 24 (AP)-There will be no more Kentucky colonels "i honorary military or naval officers of any kind if a bill introduced in the House today by Representative Can non. Democrat, Wisconsin, becomes -n law. Cannon told newspaper men he was aiming at titles conferred upon mo tion picture stars and other celebri ties who have not earned them by service either in the army or navy. He said Marion Davies. Bebe Dan iels and Will Rogers were among 'fins of the film world who are "ca v'oiting about” with titles of “colon ' s. generals, majors or somothing or other.” Interior’s Supply Bill Is Enacted M2,000,(MX) Depart ment Appropriation Bill Cut Sharply Un der 1933 Washington, Feb. 24.---(AP) The House today completed congressional :i, '’ion on the $32,000,000 Interior De haitnient appropriation bill iby adop ’ion of tp c conference report on Senr a| e amendments. 'tin bill, first of the annual supply "'ensures to be sent along by Con 'ri,''ss this session, now goes to the iTesident. for signature, both House and Senate receded ""n various amendments, Altering specific amounts. Among the items ‘"Hudcd above the $31,108,504 voted liv the House was a 15,200 supple ""‘iitai allowance for vocational edu cation. I he i<)34 appropriation was in ex of $50,000,000. hendfbson, n. q, tmtiirrsmt Datlii Btauatrh As King Albert Was Carried On Last Journey Ihrough streets crowded with saddened subjects and most of the crowned heads of Europe the late king Albert of Belgium in a stately funeral carriage was carried on his last journey. ’The above photograph, telephoned to London and rad ioed to New York, shows the funeral cortege as it passed through the streets of Brussels as thousands looked on. Navy Making Its Plans To Abandon Defenses In The Philippine Islands All Fortifications and Bases To Be Evacuated in Event of Independence; Will B e Years Away, However; Dozen Forts and Army Camps Owned There Washington, Feb. 24 (AP) —The Navy Department is quietly studying a plan for abandonment of all military and naval fortifications and bases in the Philippines in event of independ ence for the islands. The withdrawal would place Pearl Harbor in Hawaii as a naval spear head in the Pacific and radically al ter American operations in the Far East. At present the navy maintains a major fortified naval base at Corre gidor Island in the entrance to Ma nila Bay, which is the headquarters of the Asiatic fleet. ASK CONGRESSMEN TO AID MERCHANTS Governor Appeals For Bill Imposing Sales Tax On Outside Goods Dull) lMsinitch llureuti. In llii* Ki. Waller Hotel. ||\ J. V. UASKEUVII.L. Raleigh, B\jd. 24—North Carolina’s two senators and eleven representa tives in Congress are being asked by Governor J. C. B. Ehringhaus to help the merchants in North Carolina by boting for the bill now before Con gress which would enable states hav ing a sales tax to collect the sales tax on mail order business. The gover nor’s letter to the State’s delegation in Washington was made public today. One of the principal objections of the North Carolina merchants to the sales tax has been that it would drive an increasing amount of their former retail .trade to the mail order houses or to merchants in adjoining states. The bill now pending before Congress which Governor Ehringhaus asks the State’s Congresional delegation to sup port, would invoke the principal of the Webb-Kenyon law, now in effect, 'to inter-state sales ,of merchandise and subject such sales to the State’s 3 per cent sales tax. Thus those whom might seek to save the.amount of the North Carolina sales tax by buying from mail order houses or ffrom mer chants in Virginia or South Carolina or any border state, would have to pay the sales tax just the same. The nat ural inference is that they would then do their buying at home from local merchants and pay the sales tax. This pending bil, the Governor’s let ter points out, was within the past few days been unanimously endorsed by the National Association of Tax Administrators, meeting in Indiana polis, Ind., indicating that the states that do not yet have a sales tax are fCnnt.lTiiiPd nn Phbp Four ' WEATHER FOR NORTH CAROLINA. Cloudy; probably snow in ex treme west portion and rain i* l east and central portions tonight and Sunday; slowly rising temper ature. ONLY DAILY WIRB SERVICE OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. NEWSPAPE K PUBLISHED IN THIS SECTION OF NORTH CAROLINA AND VlffilNlA. * L HENDERSON, N. C. SATURDAY AFTERNOON, FEBRUARY 24, 1934 In addition to this and other small naval stations, the government owns a dozen forts and army camps, at which approximately 5,500 regular army troops and 6,000 Philippine scouts are now stationed. Under the terms of a compromise independence plan now being negoti ated in Manila and Washington, the United States would agree to surren der all military preserves in the is lands when the Philippine republic was established. Under the Hawes-Cutting law this woul dtake place sometime between 1945 and 1950. Greens Sentenced To Death Penalty Taylorsville, Feb. 24 (AT) —Nine <luys ago Bascom Green, 47, and liis son, Lester, 24, were raptured as outlaws in Tennessee. Today they were under sentence of death as the convicted slayers of T. C. Barnes, fatally shot last July in an attempted hold-up of the Mer chants and Farmers Bank here. The wheels of North Carolina justice turning swiftly, the Greens were sentenced in Alexander sup erior court last night at the end of a two-day trial and after a jury had deliberated less than three hours. Waynick Claims It Is Viola tion of Crop Reduction Agreements lliiily Uispnleh Uureua, In the Sir Walter Hotel. «% J. €. MASKERVIJLL. Raleigh, Feb. 24.—Lists of tenant farmers and. their families that have been out off and turned out by to bacco farmers evidently because of having signed tobacco acreagae re dution contrats, despite the fact that in signing tobacco acreage reduction contrats the landlords agree not to reduce the number of tenants they have (below' the number they had in 1933, are being compiled Capus M. Waynick, State director of the tional Reemployment Service, to sup port his charges that this is being done. His declaration made in several speeches lately that landlord farm ers are cutting off tenant farmers, despite the fact that they are violat ing their tobacco contracts in doing this, has been challenged by several, including Dean I. O. Sohaub, of the U. S. Extension Service at State Col lege here. Director Waynick has consequently written to several of the managers of county reemployment offices to send (Continued on Page Two) MORE ARRESTS IN FRANCE EXPECTED Doumergue Cabinet Assured By Minister of Justice of Prosecutions To Follow PREMIER HIMSELF WILL JOIN FIGHT Will Take Hand In Probe of Stavisky Case and Slaying of Judge Prilnce, Linked With Financial Collapse; Full Facilities From The Government Paris, Feb. 24.—(AP)—Henry Cher on, minister of justice, tokl other members of the French cabinet gath ered in a four-hour session today that new arrests were planned in the Stavisky scandal. The cabinet session itself was main ly devoted to the scandal and to the recent murder of Judge Albert. Prince, which has been linked with it. Premier Gaston Doumergue an nounced that lie himself would lake a hand in the probe oi the affairs of the self-slain Stavisky and his giant Bayonne pawn shop, which collapsed and dragged down two governments with it. Doumergue said he would jom Cheron and the heads of two inves tigating commissions named Iby the Chamber of Deputies. The premier promised the investigators the “widest and most complete” facilities. Another Os Touhy Gang Faces Trial Banghart Gets Short Delay To Allow Time To Get Attor ney for Defense Chicago, Feb. 24 (AF) —Basil "The Owl” Bankhart, who testfied in de fense of Roger Touhy and two others in the $70,000 John Factor kidnaping, was arraigned today in a separate trial charging him with participation in the abduction of the wealthy spec ulator. ! Banghart asked for a continuance because h ehad no lawyer. Judge Michael Feinberg set the case over until Wednesday, saying that if he did not have an attorney by that time a public defender would he appointed. He was arrested in Baltimore re cently with Isaac Costner, Tennessee had man, and member of the Touhy gang who turned State's evidence in the tria lof Roger Touhy and two henchmen, which resulted in 99 years sentences for the trio. ( Former Secretary Os Navy Denies Ever Owning Stock In Any Airplane Company Nine Killed In West In Two Bus Wrecks Due To Bad W eather Conditions Six Mormon Church Work ers Lose Lives In Arizona When Westbound Bus Overturns UNION PACIFIC BUS CRASHES ON TRUCK Driver and Two Negro Pas sengers Killed in Accident Near Bethel, Kansas, In Snowstorm; Driver of Truck Reported To Have Escaped Unhurt Wickenburg, Arizona, Feb. 24 (AP) -—Rain whipping across a desert high way brought death to at least six Mor mon church workers and injury to more than a score near Aguilla, little railroad flagstop station 35 miles from here, early today, when a bus carry ing them to California overturned. Five of the dead were tentatively identified. All were returning to their homes in Gardens, Cal., after spending four days visiting the Mormon temple in iMesa, near Phoenix. The bus car ried 35 passengers. First news of the accident was flashed by a railroad dispatcher at Aguillu. An appeal for help had been taken to the little desert office by a youth, whose clothing was blood-spat tered and whose speech was almost incoherent. THREE KILLED WHEN IHJS ON UNION PACIFIC WRECKS Bethel, Kansas, Feb. 24 (AP) —The river and two Negro passengers were killed this morning when a Union Pacific Stage Lines bus collided with a truck near here during a snowstorm. The driver of the truck was report ed uninjured. However, the bus driver, Edgar Keith, of Topeka, Kans. died shortly after the accident. Guilford Man Is Found Guilty On Murder Charges Greensboro, Feb, 24 (AP)—Rush Winfrey, 52-year-old Guilford county farmer, was convicted of second de gree murder here today in the death of a neighbor, Paul A Young, follow ing a drinking bout at Young’s home last December. Judge Thomas J. Shaw did not pro nounce sentence immediately. The State charged that Winfrey s£ot Young after an argument in which his neighbor cut him with a knife. FACTORY SALES OF AUTOS CLIMB HIGH Washington, Feb. 24.—(AP)— Factory sales of automobiles were shown by Department of Com merce statistics today to have jumped from 84,152 in December to 161,006 in January. The January total was some 30,- 000 units over January, 1933, and more than 40,000 units over Jan uary, 1932. Fear Felt ForEight On Plane •Rock Springs, Wyo., Feb. 24. — (AP) —Fear for the lives of eight per sons grew today as a wide search was organized for a United Air Line trans port plane lost in a raging mountain blizzard and fog. The plane, carrying five passengers and a crew of three from Salt Lake City toward Cheyenne, Wyoming, fill ed to reach there on schedule late yesterday. Officials said it must have come down last night, probably some where near here. This belief hung on a report of a Japanese section foreman who said that the plane, frantically calling for directions, passed over his shack at Emery, Utah, late yesterday. PUBLISHED EVERY AB’TERNOON EXCEPT SUNDAY'. Army Mail Pilot Dies ||||k . m Lieut. Durward Lowry Here is Lieutenant Durward Lowry, army mail plane pilot, who was killed when hi« plane, carrying mail from Chicago to Cleveland, crashed into a woods near Napoleon, 0., the first fatal ity since the army began opera tion of the nation’s airmail sched ules. Lowry is believed to have become lost in an early morning fog and snowstorm. i That Is Interpretation Put on Congressmen’s Cam. paigin Decision Washington, Feb. 24. —(AP) — A quiet effort to shelve Everett San ders as chairman of the Republican National Committee was read today by political observers into the unpre cedented decision by Senate and House Republicans to fight next fall’s campaign “on their own.” Chairman of the House and Senate Republican campaign committees an nounced yesterday that they would combine to concuct the campaign to gether without the help of the na tional committee. In the decision many an observer thought he could see the political finger of McNary, of Oregon, the Sen ate Republican leader. For months he has been trying to prevent a iblitter factional row in the party ranks from breaking into the open over the national committee chairmanship. Large Crowds At Funeral Services Dr. W. McC. White Raleigh, Feb. 24. —(AP) —One of largest crowds ever to attend a fun eral here today paid last tribute to Dr. W. McC. White, for 26 years pas tor of the Raleigh First Presbyterian church. The large church was filled to over flowing as more than 2,000 sorrowing friends from all parts of the State gathered for the final rites for the 66-year-old minister, who died Thurs day night after an illness o fa week. HOLD WINSTON PAIR ON SERIOUS CHARGE Win stonrSal em, Feb. 24. —(AP)— Will Lawson, 22, is being held in the Forsyth county jail charged with criminal assault upon a 12-year-old white, girl, and Leona Macemore, young white women, is being held as an accessory before the act as the result of an investigation of sheriff’s officers. 6 PAGES TODAY FIVE CENTS COPY itSSe Cannot Be Held Down to Only Ten Percent, He Tells House Investi. gatiing Committee CASE OF MISTAKEN IDENTITY ON STOCK Adams Says He Never Had Any Douglas Aircraft Shares on Any Other, and He Sold All Stock In Com. panies Navy Dealt With on Taking Office Washington, Feb. 24.—(AP)—Deny ing he ever had owned any stock in an aviation company, Charles Frart cis Adams, former secretary of th* navy, told a House committee today it Would be “impossible” to limit profits of navy contracts to ten per cent. The committee earlier this week had been told that C. F. Adams, of Boston, then erroneously identified as the former secretary of the navy, owned 500 shares in the Douglas Air craft Company. “I have never owned any stock in the Douglas Aircraft Company or any other aircraft company,” said the for mer secretary. “And I sold any stock I had in any company the navy might do business with when I came to Washington.” Asked about the advisability of li miting profits to ten percent, Adams presented a list of contracts he had signed showing the profit on each, and added; “If you examine that I think you will find it. nlhsolulely impossible. W'h have a very good check on profits now. “It would be very unwise, very un just, to limit, profits to ten percent.” Brittin Finishes Sentence in Jail; Looking for Job Washington, Feb. 24. —(AP) —L. H. Brittin, former vice-president of North west Airways, was released from Dis trict, of Columbia jail today after serv ing a ten-day sentence for contempt, of the Senate. He was sentenced along with Wil liam T. McCracken, attorney and for mer assistant secretary of commerce, in connection with removal of docu ments under subpoena by the Senate air mail investigating committee. McCracken announced that he would appeal to the court, but Brit tin preferred to go ahead and serve his time. “I don’t know what I will do o«r where I will go,” Brittin said befor* his release. “My first business will be to find a job—any job.” Postal Head Denies Any “Sta te ment” Farley Tells House Committee He Nev er Did Make “Re mark” on Senator Washington, Feb. 24. —(AP)—Post- master General Farley today denied to the Senate air mail committee that he had made a “personal remark” to Walter F. Brown about Senator Black Democrat, Alabama, committee chair man, as some inferred yesterday from testimony of the former post master general. A “personal remark”, Brown said yesterday, was made by Farley on the occasion of his visit to the post master general’s office to return of ficial ocean and air mail correspon dence he said was found among his personal effects. He had refused demands of com mittee members to say what the re mark was without Farley’s consent. Farley came from North Carolina to deny the implication.