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twenty-first year
Senate Beats St- Lawrence Treaty
/87 Men Reported Rescued
l rom Off American Gunboat
Burned Near Chinese Coast
Destroyer Appro aching
Hong Kong With 139
Men from the U. S.
Gunboat Fulton
Vessel Still Burning Fiercely
As It Is Abandoned by Res
cue Boats When They
Start for Shore; Chinese
Steamer Has 48 Men Saved
1 rom Ship
Hung Kong. China, Thursday,
Miit'Ch 15. (API - Two rescue vessels
••i'urted early today they have saved
I. I '7 m< n from the United States gun
i it Fulton, which burned in Bias
tv :.ft miles noteast of here. It was
•.■.•d the 187 comjwsed the com
;-hip’s personnel.
A Hiitish destroyer repotted she
v i I m rive in port at 2 a. m. with
l • iim i fmrii the Fulton, including
( M 'in Mi llcmy and his officers. A
c i . i> . trainer reported she had IK
airinhei -of the crew aboard.
Tlii y started for Hong Kong witn
the Kill ton still burning fiercely.
The cause of the Fulton’s destruv--
i "i was not immediately reported.
Roosevelt Chiefs
Face Severe Test
On Veterans’ Bill
Washington, March 11.— (AP)
Roosevelt leaders in the House, using
pu lin men t ary tactics, strove today to
unnmitit a severe test on the ques
-11"i of veterans' benefits.
Miayed against a strong ex-soldier
il"<* they sought to pave the way for
■ i <■< mpromise on amendments to the
dependent offices bill. These amend
e i . tacked on by the Senate would
•d'end $351,000,000 for veterans arid
I‘diial pay adjustments.
\dminist rat ion supporters have as
*' ted the President would veto the
'•i"i e as endangering the economy
I'hf Democratic leaders plan to con
-1 rate all their strength in an at
■ ut't to get a special rule adopted.
Tin would bind the House to send
Li' amendment to the State for con
without commitment.
Hiu- they figured there would be
' tiai'ii of obtaining a. compromise.
Interest On
Stale Loans
Gut Sharply
I reasurer Johnson’s
\ isit to New York
Was Good Ca m -
paign Dope
Unit}' Ilißimti'b Uircaa,
In the Mir Walter Hotel.
RaPigh, March 14. —North Caro
a . interest annuity bn its $12,230,-
short term loans fell $244,000 dur
-1 - the past year when State Trea
■di it Charles M. Johnson did bust
-111 a Monday with the New York
•'auks and got them to carry the
•Tate for the four per cent rate for
" l i' h financiers have been praym„
12 months.
When the General Assembly of 1933
' in session this time a year ago
’ figured on an interest rate of
£7."3.800 on this floating indebtedness.
A' this time all the banks in the
"’’•fid were dead and everything In
''i'h Carolina frozen stiff. There ap
fContinued on Page Two)
H&ttftersatt 3 atilt 3tsuafrlr
Slumming in Virgin Islands
Wrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt, pictured during her tour of inspection of
ruined homes in the poorer section of Christiansted, St. Croix. Virgin
Islands, during her flying tour of the Caribbean.
(Central Press)
Ban on Financing
Debtors Approved
Washington, March 14. (Al*)
Tin* senate approved the hill to liar
financial transactions in the Unit
ed States with countries in defauli
on their debts in this country was
approved today by the House For
eign Affairs Committee.
Not interested In Battling
Abernethy for Seat In
Lower House
Dully LMsimteis Bureau,
In the Sir Walter Hotel.
ftafteigh, March 14. —Raleigh peo
ple who have been down to New
Bern in Craven and to Trenton in
Jones, the two homes of former Sen
ator F. M. Simmons, bring back an
interesting explanation of the unwill
ingness of Mr. Simmons to make the
race for the lower house of Congress.
Mr. Simmons likes the upper.
About the time that everybody was
worried over the situation in the
third the name o. Senator Simmons
came up. He was the best bet. He had
been at war with Congressman Aber
nethy for years. The two disagreed
violently in 1928. They had fought for
many years. Mr. Abernethy won aiwi
lost, Mr. Simmons had the same fate.
But many Democrats who helped to
■beat Mr. Simmons in 1930 were will
ing to help him in 1934. But he would
not run.
The story that comes up from New
Bern now is that Mr. Simmons is
working on the farm, getting back a
fine color, the hardness that makes
people of his family live to be 10b
years old. He is not interested in 193 t,
they say, but tremendously interest
ed in 1936. If he decides to run then,
he may go either as a candidate for
the Democratic nomination, or he may
be nominated from the floor, so to
speak, as an independent.
The Republicans would withdraw
their own candidate, the independ
ents Who disagree utterly with tn®
repeal position of any and all suggest
ed candidates for the Senate, and Mr.
Simmons would have the Republi
cans and such irregulars as are will
ing to smash party regularity again
as in 1928. The news from Craven re
presents Mr. Simmons as lustier, more
aggressive than he has been in years.
He would be only 82 in 1936. He could
serve three full terms before he
reaches 100, and his health looks
good enough for a century, his
friends say.
Will Be Called Betore Sen
ate Post Office Com.
mittee Friday
Also Chamberlin, Kickenbacker And
Mitchell; Orville Wright. Unable
To Serve on Hern’s
Washington, March 14.—(AP)
Charles A. Lindbergh, Clarence
Chamberlin. Eddie Rickenbacker and
William Mitchell are to 'be asked to
give their views on permanent air
mail legislation to the Senate Post Of
fice Committee.
They will be asked to appear be
fore the committee Friday, Chairman
McKellar said.
Suggestion that the noted fliers be
called was made by Senator McGill,
Democrat, Kansas.
Washington, March 14. —(AP) —Or-
ville Wright today informed Secretary
of War Dern by telegraph that he
would be unable to accept appoint
ment. to the special committee nam
ed to investigate the army air mail
service. Wright said he would be un
able to travel for sveral weeks be
cause of illness.
Duncan Resisting Efforts of
Liberals To Oust Him
As Leader
Hally Dispatch Unreu«,
In the Sir Waller Hotel.
Raleigh, March 14. —State Repub
lican Chairman James S. Duncan l*
putting up a powerful fight against
the insurgency in his party against
his management, and friends of Mr.
Duncan thrnk he has gained in the
past 10 days.
But whether he can overcome the
demand for a new deal and youngei
leadership remains to be seen. The
fight on Mr. Duncan is personified in
the candidacy of Judge William C.
Meek ins. of Hendersonville, a son of
Federal Judge Isaac M. Meekins. The
younger Meekins has not gone beyond
an expression of willingness to lead
his party if it wishes him.
But that willingness attaches a
hitherto powerful Duncan ally to the
Meekins cause. Judge Isaac M. Meek
ins was one of the most resourceful
(Continued on Page Five.)
Preparing To Slash Hours
and Raise Wages, as Pres
ident Roosevelt Has
47,000 Workers In His
Plants Affected by New
Pay Arrangement, Though
He Has Never Signed NRA
Code; Whole Industry
Moving for Compliance
Detroit, Mich.. March 14 (AP) —'The
motor car industry, a leader in the
parade toward prosperity, has moved
to head President Roosevelt’s plea
for slashed hours and higher wage
It became the first of the vast in
dustrial groups to doso when the Na
tional Automobile Chamber of Com
merce announced last night that it
had recommended to its member
firms that average weekly hours be
but from 40 to 36, with “compensat
ing wage increase. ’’
A few hours earlier Henry Ford, re
marking that he was “mighty glad”
to do it, announced that he had re
stored the $5 a da.v minimum wage.
This is the famous wage which sur
prised the nation when it was es
tablished in 1914. Forty-seven thou
sand workers are affected.
If the N. A. C. C. recommendation
is carried out by all its member firms
it will affect more than 183,000 work
ers. Ford is not a; member. His an
nouncement. did not mention work
ing hours.
The announcement came on the eve
of a National Labor Board Conference
today in Washington, called to settle
labor disputes in the industry in
bowieTo appeal
Gentleman From Ashe Non-
Committal, However, on
Legislative Race
Oiilly Di«|»ittc|i HnreiiM,
In (he Sir Walter Hotel.
Raleigh. March 14.—Former Judge
T. C. Bowie, who hesitates to say
whether he will attempt to return to
the 1935 General Assembly, or to em
ploy that, time for such fences and
other political repairs as a candidacy
for the governorship would require,
is going to fix himself securely with
the teachers of North Carolina by de
manding better salaries for them, re
percussions from Ashe and the re
cent meeting of the State Democra
tic Executive Committee to say.
People who do not know how Mr.
Bowie could advocate better salaries
for any sort of State work do not
■know that gentle resourcNfuW
ness. They forget his $10,000,000
mountain railway and his other $lO,-
000,000 port terminals vote. They for
get his votes for nearly $100,000,000
of North Carolina’s present indebt
(Continued on Page Four.)
Cotton Is
Washington, March 14.—(AP)—Cot
ton consumed during January was re*-
ported today by the Census Bureau to
have totalled 477,890 bales of lint and
59 674 bales of linters, compared with
508,034 and 57,769 for January, and
441,203 and 50,602 for February last
Imports for February totalled 13,-
575 bales, compared with 12,698 for
January, and 15,786 for February last
Exports for February totalled 628,-
475 bales of lint and 14,478 bales of
linters, (compared with 739,352 and
18,117 for January, and 557,022 and
11,645 for February last year.
Cotton spindles active during Feb
ruary numbered 26,355,498, compared
with 25.653.324 in January arid 23,-
669,146 in February last year.
_ • '"'"’"‘N
Action of President Roosevelt in
suspending the nation’s airmail
service temporarily, pending the
drafting of a new and curtailed
schedule to insure the safety of
army pilots, was prompted by the
addition of three more deaths to
the army casualty toll in crashes
of army planes at Cheyenne,
Kidnapers Find Out In
Seven States That Law
Can Bear Down On Them
100 Men Reported
Killed In Blast
Nevv York, March 14.—(AP)—
One hundred men were reported
killed today in a dynamite explos
ion at La Li herald, El Salvador,
according to a message received in
the *New York office of the All-
America Cable Company.
Some Money Taken In Haul
oin Greenville Bank Is
Found by Officers
Greenville, S. C., March 14.—(AP) —
Local officers today recovered a por
tion of the loot obtained when ban
dits snatched $50,000 from a South
Carolina National Bank messenger
last Thursday morning.
Officers returned fro man unan
nounced point with the money and
immediately went 'behind closed doors
with R. P. Willimon, who was al
ready under arrest in the case, and
an unidentified Negro, who was also
brought in from where the money had
apparently been hidden.
Bank officials were called in and a
check of the money begun, but the
sum recovered was not announced.
Rocky Mount, March 14. —(AP)
Statistical reports dealing with the
activities of the woman’s Missionary
Union of North Carolina Baptist
churches were presented to the sec
ond day of the three-day convention
here today.
Fair tonight and Thursday;
colder tonight and in east portion
Wyo., and near Daytona Beach,
Fla. Wreckage of the mail plane
which crashed in Florida, killing
its pilot, Ernest B. Snell, is
shown, top. Below, Lieut. F. L.
Howard, left, and Lieut. A. R.
Kerwin, airmail pilots, were killed
when their plane crashed to the
ground near Cheyenne,
Banghart Gets 99 Years for
John Factor Abduction
Wheirt Convicted
In Chicago
Another Confession Re
ported in Attempted Kid
naping of lowa Publisher
In Chicago; Governor
White of Ohio Guarded
From Possible Gangs
(By the Associated Press.)
In seven states kidnapers within a
few hours have found out what it
means when the law “bears down.”
A Chicago jury quickly found Basil
Hugh (The Owl) Banghart guilty yes
terday of participation in the John
Factor kidnaping, and fixed his pun
ishment at 99 years imprisonment.
Similar sentences for the same
crime have been pronounced against
three other members of the gang, in
cluding the leader, Roger Touhy. Two
members have met violent deaths,
Charles (Joe Wagon) Connors having
been found slain yesterday.
At Albany, N. Y., Wiley Strewl was
convicted of the kidpainging of John
J. O’Connell, scion of a politically
powerful up-i State family. Because of
his criminal record, Strewl, who acted
(Continued On Page Four.)
Mystery Shrouds
Deaths of Three
Found Upon Road
Paint Rock, Ala., March 14.—(AP) —
Mystery today shrouded the deaths of
three persons found shot to death on
a highway 20 miles from here.
The dead are Mr. and Mrs. Jones
and Mack Woodall.
Officers are puzzled by the circum
stances and were unable at once to
ascertain if the case involved murder
and suicide, or whether the three were
victims of an unidentified slayer.
There were no signs of a struggle
at the scene, but nearby was found
a 22-calibre rifle.
President Says Waterway
Will Be Built and Wants
United States To
Have Part
Bailey a|nd Reynolds Both
Desert President and Vote
Against Treaty With Can
ada; House Worries Over
Bonus and Bankhead Cot.
ton Measure
Washington, March 14.—(AP)—Ad
ministration efforts for ratification -*f .
the St. Lawrence waterway treaty
with Canada failed miserably in the
Senate today on a 46 to 42 vote.
This meant but a majority of four .
votes in favor of the pact, instead of
the two-thirds majority required to
get it across.
Wiith many House Democrats stand
ing against the administration on the
veterans compensation economy is
sue, again up at the time, 22 Senate
Democrats, including Bailey and Rey
nolds, of North Carolina, opposed
President Roosevelt on the treaty.
This vote loomed at the peak of
numerous doings of the day, another
being unanimous approval by tihe
House Labor Committee of the Dill-
Connery bill for Federal participa
tion with the states in old-age pen
The White House had plenty of ad
vance notice as to how the treaty vote
was headed, but this served only to
have the President let it be known
emphatically that he would send the
pact up again for consideration when
there is time. His views were given
in a press conference when the sena
tor settled into a last long day of
dispute over the projected waterway
arrangement with Canada.
The House had its hands full with
more veterans’ compensation discord,
and the Bankhead cotton crop reduc
tion bill.
The waterway is going to be built,
(Continued on Page Two.)
Roosevelt Orders
Detailed Study of
Nation’s Aviation
Washington, Mar*h 14.—(AP)—
President Roosevelt has ordered a
detailed and comprehensive sur
vey of every aspect of American
aviation designed to give the Unit
ed States a united air policy.
Every governmental division in
any way interested in aeronaut!-
■ eal questions is to be called on to
make a study and to report so
the entire question can be studied
by an individual or commission
for creation of an up-to-date coor
dinated plan.
Greece To
Put Insult
Over Line
Government Offi
cials To Escort Him
To Border and Oust
Him Tomorrow
Athens, Greece, March 14.—(AP) —
authorities stated officially today
that Samuel Insull, Sr., Chicago fugi
tive, will be escorted by the Greece
police to the frontier tomorrow.
The announcement came after the
former utilities operator had defiant
ly refused to accept an American
consular travel document, issued in
order that he might comply with the
Greek government’s order that he
leave this country by midnight to
Contrary to the announcement lost
night that a Greek officer had been
received and had handed the travel
form over to the former Chicagoan,
it was revealed at the foreign office
that when a functionary—accom
panied by a policeman—called on In
sull, he was refused admittance to
the Insull apartments.
A foreign office spokesman said the
functionary pasted the paper on the
door. .... ,

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