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GATEWAY TO CENTRAL (ARGUN A TWENTY-FIRST YEAR HOUSE STARTS CONSIDER BANK FORCE USED FOR A SHIELD BY BAND OF RODDERS Exchange National Bank at Atchison, Kansas, Held Up and Sum Os Money Taken CAR LINED WITH BANK EMPLOYEES Two Girls and Assistant Cashier Taken Four Miles From Town Before Being Released; $4,000 Taken In Another Robbery In Ten nessee Atchison, Kansas, March 12.—CAP) Five men robbed the Exchange Na i ..ill I’.ank here of an undetermined iiii<>i lll l of money this morning, en . ;t <1 m a brief gun battle with po and kidnaped practically the en mi b;mk force to cover their escape, ml. ing all but two of their women )> Mges as they drove out of town. Chief of Police W. C. Linville. who . rountered the bandits as they left r!. ank, was shot in the arm, ana Hi! Iverson, cashier of the Exchange S' it. Bank, which occupies the same l>wilding was injured when he attempt id to jump off the bandit car as it roared out of town. The bandits gained entrance by k ocking off the lock of a side door, I part of the gang waiteu inside r employees to arrive. A porter saw one of the men in the bank and phon ed police. The bandits lined up bank employ iCoMimnar. Pasre Five.) Relief For South Most Rural Task Most of Problem Would Be Solved 1 lien, Atlanta Con ference Is Fold Atlanta. Ga„ March 12.—(AP)- A -icater part of the South’s relief bur <J< a would be wiped out with the solu ♦ ion of rural problems, Colonel Law i"iifr. Westbrook, assistant national • cliff administrator, today told dircc bii > of 12 southern states in confcr c here to plan permanent rehabil itation of rural areas. Colonel Westbrook, bead of rural ichiitiititalion for the Federal Emer :• i - Belief Administration, present 'd the conferees with factual analysis "I the importance of rural relief pro ll ems on which the conference will "licentiate today and tomorrow. Ihi ing his statement on figures bom 11 southern states, Florida omit ted Westbrook said approximately 75 I 1 *' 1 cent of (he population in these bib lives on farms or in commun al' under 5,000 population. Outline Federal Relief IMan For Farm Families People Stranded In Industrial Centers of North Carolina Io Be Assisted Back to The Soil To Make Their Living by Raising Food Crops Hull)’ lllmiuli’b llumia. In (be Kir Wilder Hotel. IIV .1. BABKERVILL. It.ilcigij, March 12. Mrs. Thomas i'• i iy, civil works administpfctor for h Carolina, and also emergency t director, is in Atlanta today at tii* regional conference at which for the relief of rural families the southern states, as well as oth i ♦:!iof problems, are expected to l " worked out. The conference was 1 'lied by Harry L. Hopkins, head of Emergency Relief Administration 1,1 Washington, who will be present. ‘ will be attended 'by the ERA and f WA directors from 12 southern states. •he principal matter before this '■'inference will undoubtedly be the 'emulation of plans for taking care destitute rural and industrial fa* Mettiteraim Htnlit Dispatch Jap Torpedo Boat Wrecked With 120 Probably Drowned Gives Tariff Views ; v H t > $ : . ■ mm& Secretary Hull Secretary of State Cordell Hull (• photographed at Washington ex plaining his views on the tariff before the house ways and means committee. The secretary told the committee that international trade is “hopelessly obstructed by tariff restrictions”. The commit tee is conducting a hearing on the bill which is designed to give President Roosevelt power to make tariff agreements with for eign countries. Salt Lake Rocked By Big Quake Salt Lake City, March 12.—(AP) Another sharp earthquake shook this city at 11:19 a. m., mountain time, to day. A sharp earthquake rocked this city shortly after 8 a. m. today. Tall buildings in the city* swayed distinctly and clocks stopped in a number of places. The Salt Lake Tribune office, in which is located the office of The Associated Press, sway ed for several seconds, and the clock stopped at 8:05 a. m. Other clocks in the building also stopped. Hundreds of early morning pedes trials stopped in the streets and wat ched the buildings shako. No damage was reported immediately. mi lies. Mrs. O’lierry said just bcfoie leaving for Atlanta. No definite plan or program will be adopted until after this conference, but she expects a definite and workable plan to re turn these families to small farms where they can become partially self sustaining, to be adopted rather than an extensive farm colonization plan. Families placed on these farm pro jects will not be permitted to raise any competative farm crops, such as cotton or tobacco, 'but only fooo crops and gardens, it is believed. There are. also indications that an effort will be made to provide em ployment for the able-bodied mem bers of these families in seasonal in dustries or on Government projects (Continued or. Page Three.) ONLY DAILY NEWSPAPER PUBLISHED IN THIS SECTION CAROLINA AND VIfTOINIA. WIRE SERVICE OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. HENDERSON, N. C. Mystery Surrounds Details, But Ship Apparently Capsized In Treach erous Seas SHIP WAS HEAVILY ARMED FOR LENGTH Naval Ministry Declines To Comment on Sea Tragedy, Other Than To Say Rescue Efforts Are Going For ward; No Mention Made of Any Survivors Tokyo. March 12 (Al*> .Japan's newest scorpion of the seas, the Tom ozuru, a torpedo boat with an arma ment greater than most ships twice her size, was v. recked mysteriously today wit hthe probable loss of 120 men. The navy declined to describe the disaster immediately, but it was al most certain that the Tomuzuru had capsized off the Sasebo naval base in heavy weather. The ministry announced the ship had been found after being missing since early morning. Badly damaged and drifting, many of her crew were believed drowned. The vessel, of 527 tons, was regard ed as carrying one of the heaviest armaments ever conceived for a ship <Continued on Page Three.) Police Excited In Toledo About Dillinger Report Toledo, Ohio, March 12.—(AP)- All police radio scout cars in Toledo were ordered today to search for a small sedan (Ford) between here and Lima, Ohio, in the belief that one of its oc cupants might possibly be John Di> linger. Reports from Lima said that Bri gadier-General Harold M. Bush, hact been advised of a report that a man who refused to identify himself had seen the sedan and identified one oi its occupants as Dillinger. Only yesterday General Bush tight ened up his defense system, and on receipt of the Toledo rumor this morn ing he indicated no further action was necessary along this lh.A, Supreme Court In Arkansas Quashes Newspaper Fines Little Rock, Ark., March 12. —(AP Contempt judgments against the pub lisher and the editor of the Pine Bluff Commercial were quashed today by the State Supreme Court, which saiu “it is undoubtedly a tradition of the press of this country that it has uni formly upheld and maintained respect for the judiciary.” E. W. Freeman, publisher, and Walter B. Sorrells, editor, of the Pine Bluff newspaper, were fined SIOO each by Circuit .fudge T. G. Parham loi publication of an editorial written by Sorrells relating to the seizure of slot and marble machines in Pine Bluff. reidsvUlenegro HEED FOR ASSAULT Officers Come To Rescue of Screaming Woman In Early Morning Reisville, March 12.—(AP)— Mrs. Nannie Dix, wife of Burch Dix, oi Reidsville, was criminally assaulted here early today by a Negr* who of ficers said was Lawrence Graves 26. Graves was jailed shortly after of ficers arrested him as they said he struggled with the 30-year-old woman at her home. About 3 o’clock the officers said, they hear screams, and investigated. They said they found Mrs. Graves ap parently at the mercy of the Negro, who attempted to escape as the two arrived. The Negro, who was held without bond, will be given a hearing to morrow. MONDAY AFTERNOON, MARCH 12, 1934 Fatalities That Caused Airmail Suspension I_TS. KERWIN ' < , ( \ X ockau*, Decision of President Roosevelt to suspend Army’s airmail operations wio influenced by crashe. Umi brought army death toll up to ten since taking over mail transportation. Map shows where fatal crashes occurred. Lieuts. Jean Grenier (1) and Edwin White (2), Weber Canyon, Utah; Lieut. James Easthaui 1..), Jerome Idaho; Lieut. D. O. Lowry (4), Deshler, O.; Lieut. Fred Patrick (6). Denison, Tex.; Lieut. Ueoige McDermott ((»), Kockaway, L. I.; Private Ernest Sell, Daytona Beach, Fla., and Lieuts. A. ft, Kerwin and F. L. Howard, Cheyenne, Wyo. (Central /’rvszj NEWSPAPER LOANS OPPOSEDBY JONES R. F. C. Chairman Against It From Standpoint of The Government REFUSES TO COMMENT Publishers Finance Corporation Has Been Formed at Raleigh, With Numerous North Carolina Men Behind It Washington, March 12 (AP)—Jesse H. Jones, chairman of the Reconstruc tion Corporation, does not believ ethe government should make loans to newspapers for any purpose. This statement was given today by Jones today when asked whether any applications had been received from newspapers for loans under the mort gage company plan designed to help small industries adhering to .the NRA. “From the standpoint of the gov ernment.” Jones told reporters, “I do not think it ought to be done.” Beyond expressing his opinion from the standpoint of a government offi cial, Jones, who publishes a newspa per in Houston, Texas, refused to comment. The Publishers Finance Corporation with headquarters in Raleigh, N. C„ and with a group of North Carolina Publishers, printers and bankers as officers and directors, recently was formed with a view to obtaining R. F. C. loans to aid publishers through out the country. May Seize Forgers Os N.C. Checks Various State Agen cies Cooperating; Some Arrests Are Already Made Daily Dispatch liureatf. !u the Sir Walter Hotel. BY J. C. BASKEBVILIi. Raleigh, March 12.—'The State De partment of Revenue, by making use of the State Highway Patrol, which is under the direction of the commis sioner of revenue, is making rapid headway towards the solution of the passing of the many forged State vouchers on merchants of the State during the past several months. For while the State has not lost a cent so far, as the result of any of these for geries, merchants over the State have lost more than SI,OOO *by cashing them Sc Commissioner of Revenue A. J. Maxwell has ordered Director L. S. Harris of the Motor Veicle Bureau, and Captain Charles D. Farmer, to (Continued on Page Three. > VIIIIIU FOR NORTH CAROLINA. Fair tonight and Tuesday, with rising temperature. BONUSPAYMENTS Pickford And Fairbanks Near To Reconciliation Trans-Atlantic Telephone 1 alks Held By Famous Movie Couple Recently, Mary, In New York, Refuses To Talk; Says She Is Going Back To Hollywood (Copyright by the Associated Press) London, March 12 (AP) —Douglas Fairbanks, Sr., and his wife, Mary Pickford, have practically patched up all their differences and are near a reconciliation, the Associated Press learned from indisputable sources to day. Fairbanks and 'Miss Pickford have talked over trans-Atlantic telephone within the last few days, with the re sult that their reunion on the old basis of married life is practically as sured. “It is just a matter of time now,” the Asociated Press informant said. “But reconciliation will require seve ral months.” MARY REFUSES TO TALK; RETURNING TO PICTURES New York, March 12.—(AP)—Re fusing to discuss London reports that she and Douglas Fairbanks had patch ed up their difficulties, Mary Pick ford announced today taht she expect ed to return to Hollywood and pic- He Thought CWA In Receivership AMaiita, Ga.., March 12.—(AP)— North Carolina has been ready to start a rural rehabilitation program since last fall, Mrs. Thomas O’Ber ry, State relief director, said today. Mrs. O’Berry recalled an instance of a Negro who had been left out of CWA work by quota reductions. She said the Negro applied to a garage in a certain North Caro lina town for a job. The proprietor said: “I thought yo u were working on a CWA project.” “No, sir,” the CWA has done gone in the hands of a receiver.” INTEREST RATE ON STATE MONEY CUT Banks Hereafter To Be Re quired To Pay Only 3-4 Os One Percent Daily Dispatch Barcas Di the Sir Walter Hotel. BY J. C. BASKERVILL. Raleigh, March 12— Bankks in the State in which State money is depos ited will henceforth pay only three fourths of one per cent interest of the one and one-half per cent which they have been paying, as a result of a re solution adopted by the Council of State reducing the rate of interest, Prior to the 1933 general assembly the banks were required by law to pay the State 3 per cent on all time (Continued on Page Five.) PUBLISHED EVERY AFTERNOON EXCEPT SUNDAY. tures within‘a week or ten days. “I am very sorry, 'but I have noth ing to say,” Miss Pickford asserted. “I am going home to ollywood in a week or ten days to continue in pic tures.” Mary laughed when asked about re ports that she and Doug, against whom she filed suit for divorce in Los* Angles last December 8, had been talk ing things over by means of the trans, Atlantic telephone. Doug is in Lon don. She wouldn’t say anything about that. WILES EXECUTED FOR KILLING BOY South Carolina Man Takes Full Blame for School Youth’s Death Columbia, S. C., March 2 (AP) — Taking sole responsibility for the crime, Robert H. Wiles went boldly to his death in the electric chair today, for kidnaping and beating to death Hubbard H. Harris, Jr., Columbia school boy. The 49-year-old former mechanic and one-time racing driver, paid the capital penalty at the State peniten tiary as the first streaks of gray dawn were piercing the horizon. He settled once and for all time any question there might have been of whether he “snatched and slew the 15-year-old youth single-handed” Ear lier statements that an accomplice did the actual killing were retracted as Wiles sat strapped in the death chair. “I am guilty," he said in clear, even tones. “I did it and I am ready to pay for it. No one else was in it at all.” Wiles walked from the nearby death cell into the electrocution room with his countenance bright with smiles. Radical Laborers Fire Kindergarten In Spain Madrid, Spain, March 12. —(AP) — Radical laborers set fire to a Catholic kindergarten full of children today, but civil guards arrived in time to stop the attack, saved the children and arrested two of the mob mem bers. The children were thrown into a panic. The furnishings of the school, in the Conception district, were con siderably damaged. The attack on the school was one 8 PAGES TODAY FIVE CENTS COPY HOURfDR DEBATE GIVEN EACH GROUP AS BATTLE BEGINS Democratic Leaders Con spicuously Silent About Opposing Consid eration doughtonTof N. C. VOTES FAVORABLY Wants Measure Considered By House; Other Roosevelt Democrats Follow Same Course; White House Veto Promised and Will Kill the Proposal Washington. March 12.—(AP)—By more ithan a two-thirds vote —that necessary to override a presidential veto -the House today approved im mediate consideration of the Patman cash bonus bill. The roll call vote was 313 to 104. Immediate consideration of the $2,- 200,000,000 measure got. under way after it was agreed that two hours of debate be equally divided between the pro-onents and opponents. Representative Fish, Republican, New York, controls the opposing hour and Representative Patman, Demo crat, Texas, that for those who favor paying the bonus with United States notes. “Everybody knows what the result is going to be, and we might as well do it here and now,” said Cannon, Democrat, Wisconsin. “The only reason this debate la wanted is because some members (Continued on Page Four.) Clash At Docks Fatal for One In Cuban Disorders Havana, March 12.—(AP)—One strike-breaker was killed and nine wounded in a clash between strik ers and strike-breakers on the Ward Line docks today. It was the first serious incident on the waterwront since the dock workers’ strike began. Since Fri day strike-breakers, protected by soldiers, had been laboring as stevedores. One Killed As Convicts Try Escape Three Desperadoes Use Homemade Guns at San Quen tin, Cal., Prison San Questin Prison, Cal., Mar oh 12. —(AP) —Using homemade guns, three desperate convicts attempted a daring escape from the prison here today, hut were frustrated by guards after many «hots had been fired and one prisoner killed. The attempted escape was led by Ethan M. McNab, guards said. William Bagley and Louis H. Downs were the others seeking to scale the walls. The prisoner accidentally slain when McNab’s gun went off was John Hu bet Arbuckle, 20, of San Bernardino. of several outbreaks of violence dur ing the day in connection witn strik ers called by radicals. Guards went into action several times when extremists stoned street cars. They dispersed several groups in hand-to-hand battles when attempts were made to overturn street cars in the Las Dentas and Diago Leon dis tricts. (Several were arrested. The street car battles were the first serious dis turbances in the strike.