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GATEWAY TO CENTRAL CAROLINA TWENTY-FIRST YEAR PRESIDENT HAS PLAN TO AVERT V* * y. « Railroad Labor Agrees To Arbitrate Dispute: U. S. And Japan In Mutual Pledges Os Peace In Messages ! w<» (ire;* l Nations “Shake ll«»iuU Across the Pacific” In Exchange of Notes KOI II DENY PLANS TO STIR TROUBLES Japan States She “Has No Intention Whatever to Pro-| voke and Make Trouble” With Anybody, and Hull Reciprocates; Is First Such Exchange Washington, March 21 <AF> The Tinted States and Japan today "shook hands across the Pacific" in a signi ficant exchange of notes mutually pledging peace. Koko Hirota, foreign minister of j Japan, in a formal note to the Roose velt administration’s diplomatic chief | here, assorted the Nippon govern- j ment "has 1.0 intention whatever to provoke and make trouble with any other power.”/ Secretary Hull, evidently scanning reported war clouds in the Far East, Rased on strained relations between Japan and Soviet Russia, replied: "I receive this sattement with spe < i I gratification. lam going to take this poportunity to categorically that the United States on its part has no desire to create any issues and no intention to initiate any conflict in its relations with other countries." The Hirota-Hull exchange was the first such passage of good will notes 'inco President Roosevelt took office more than a year ago. The notes were released sinmltan "•"isl.v <o the press at the State De parttnent here and in Tokyo. Kcdenil Taxes Up Hut State Revenue Is Far Under 193 d H tleigh. IVlarch 21.—(AIM*—Fed j ♦ rat income fj,.\ collection in Noith Carolina this fiscal year arc "early S2.<MNUMH> ahead of last .'•"•r, hut. State c.«tl|<*«-tions con tinue to lag, it was revealed today. Ip to March 20 the loiten States had collected $10.91)1 710.40 in income levies in North Carolina >• 052,0114.111 more than in 1932-33. I p to March 10, State collec tioos weie $4,800,024, nr a drop of >ll H. 339 under flic 1932 33 figure of $5,.214.00:i. Says South Li rig For Big Strike Textile Vice - Presi dent Says Workers Hitter Against Be iExploited Washington, March 21. TAP) —The • nnte Labor Committee was told to day that southern textile workers w «tc clamoring for a strike to end • xploitation hy employers. PiHncis .1. Gorman, vice-president of 'ln* United Textile Workers of Am •■lica, told the committee unless the Wagner labor bill were enacted, of ficers of the unions would have to ■ auction the strike. Only today, he said, a petition was 1 eccived at union headquarters from ■ at her ntextile workers "clamoring for calling of a general strike as a method of protesting against ex ploitation against employees.” Gorman said the NRA code had •"ought the minimum wage in the •’xouth from $8 to sl2 a week, but that 'he wages of skilled workers had been ' m to the minimum rather generally. Seventy-five percent of the employ ' s in the South accepted the labor 1 '"ion in the recovery act with their Ungers crossed,” he said. HtntJU'i'smt Hatlu Biarmlrlr Airmail Victim No. 11 ■ Jpjl * Maw . 1H .v Lieutenant Richardson Here is Lieut. R. G. Richardson, army reserve corps pilot recently recalled to active service to carry Ihe airmail, who was killed when his plane crashed near Cheyenno, Wyo. Richardson, who was mak ing a test flight and had no mail aboard, is the eleventh fatality since the army began %ing the mail ADMIT TEACHERS Treasurer Johnson’s Words In Wilmington Fit In With Others Dull? lUniiutfli IlnrcHfl In flic Sir Wii«t**r Hotel. Raleigh. Match 21. -Schoolteachers will gel some sor2 of satisfaction from Ihe speech of Stale Treasurer Charles M. Johnson in Wilmington today, in which the man wiio cashes the vouch ers of those teachers confesses some thing of chargin that the pay is so small. That seems 10 mane it unanimous in official circles. Everybody is talkl big about better pay, even Tam Bowie of Ashe, has found away to make the (Continued on Pune Pour.) Bishop Grace Is Given a Year on Immoral Charges Brooklyn. N. R.. March 21.—(AP)— Bishop Charles Manuel Grace, Ne gro head of the House of Prayer toi All People, a sect claiming a mem bership of 200,000, was sentenced to a year and a day in prison by I* eu eral Judge Marcus 13. Campbell to day on conviction of violating I lie Msinti bcL Trial of the bishop was held lasi week and Grace was escorted to and. from the court sessions by eight Ne groes, resplendant in military uni form decorated with gold braid. Minnie Lee Campbell, 20, a Negro, a Harlem church pianist, was trie government’s principal witness, and she carried into the court room an infant she had named Charles Manuel Grace, Jr. She testified that Grace took her to Baltimore in 1932. with prolonged stop-overs in Washington, D. C. and Philadelphia. Grace testified in his own behalf and denied the charge. He gave his residence as Charlotte, N. C.; said he came from Portugal in 1900, and founded his organization in 1921. ONLY DAILY L S^?L ED WIHE service OF HIE ASSOCIATED PRESS. • NEWSPAPE R PUBLISHED IN THIS SECTION OF NORTH CAR OLINA AND VIRGINIA. • HENDERSON, N. C. WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON, MARCH 21, 1934 • REJECT PROPOSAL ID CONTINUE WAGE CUT AS REQUESTED Joseph B, Eastman, Rail road Coordinator, Named by President As Arbitrator HEADS OF RAILWAYS AGREE TO EXTENSION Willing To Continue Present Wage Scale Another Six Months; Labor, However, Holds Out for 20 Percent Increase Over Present Pay Scales Washington, march 21. <AP> Railroad labor today rejected Presi dent Roosevelt’s proposal to continue the existing wage agreement, but ac cepted his offer for Joseph B. East man. railroad coordinator, to arbitarte the dispute. They took this action shortly be fore automobile manufacturers were scheduled to confer with President Roosevelt at the White House in an effort to avert a strike of motor car employees. The President will confer tomorrow with the automobile laborers, who have agreed to hold off the strike pending further negotiations. The uccision of the railroad laboi men war presented to Mr. Roosevelt in a letter from A. F. Whitney, chair man of the railway labor executives association. Railway executives already have agreed to continue the present ten percent wage cut for another six months. The laborers held out for a 20 pei cent increase over what they are now getting. Roosevelt Restricted Stock Plan Washington, March 21. (AP) —Testi- mony that President Roosevelt re stricted the Treasury Department study of .Hie slock exchange regula tion bill was given today before the House Interstate Commerce Commit tee by Tom K. Smith, assistant to (Secretary Morgenthau. The witness, called to present the Treasury Department's views on the rev led measure, also said the depart ment did not wish to express approval or disapproval of the legislation. The only phases of the bill which the President directed the Treasury to study, Smith testified, were those relating to bankingg, government fi nancing and the financial structure of the country. The Treasury had nothing to do with the margin rate requirements inserted into the measure, Smith said. WEATHER FOB NORTH CAROLINA. Fair and warmer tonight; Tluirs clay partly cloudy; colder in aft ernoon in north and west portions. Senate Committee Gives Approval To Capital Tax Washington, March 21—(AP)— The Senate Finance Committee today un animously approved a capital stock tax of one-tenth of one percent to take effect July 1, 1935, and estimat ed It would bring in $95,000,000 in re venues. The committee also approved a five percent penalty tax on corporations If earnings exceed 12 1-2 per cent as a guard against under-valuation in determining their own capital stock valuation. Both propositions were ad vanced by Chairman Harris, Demo crat, Mississippi. As a partial offset for these new taxes, the committee eliminated the |\s Roosevelt Greeted Wife at End of Journey JkL' ¥ % „ 1m H i * * JBfct mm I W W I sL wpeD" 1 " K 11 . JaBB 1 Wm 1 H n n 'MB' Returning from a 6,000-mile trip by airplane, boat and train to the West Indies, Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt, wife of the president, was greeted at the railroad sta- United Dry Forces Takes Up Cudgel for Temper ance In State IT HAS GOOD RECORD Management of Repeal Campaign Last Fall Was Splendid Job; More Democrats, hut Politics not Paramount. Dally llD|i;il* > li Borea#, In the Sip Walter Hotel. Raleigh, March 21. -North Caro lina's old Anti-Saloon League, which conducted a Thirty Years War, seems to havev passed out as a fighting force and with the organization of the United Dry Forces here yesterday there does not appear to he any room for both armies. It is significant that the new or ganization which ran tHe anti-repeal campaign so splendidly in 1933, has many of the charter members of the first group which began its work in lUomunird on Paa n Two) ROOSEVELT FAVORS POLITICS BAN IDEA Washington. March 21. —(AP) President Roosevelt today served no tice on Congress that he favored the Norris amendment to bar politics from appointments to the Home Owners’ Loan Corporation. . BANK VS. McGOIN CASE IS AFFIRMED Raleigh, March 21.—(AP)—In the civil action entitled Bank vs. McCoin, appealed from Vance Su perior Court in Henderson, the Supreme Court, today handed down a decision affirming the rul ing of the lower court. excise tax on soft drinks, which brings in an estimated $6,200,000, but increas ed the tax on colored matches from two to five cents per thousand to meet Japanese competition, and placed a 25 percent tax on automatic lighters. The tax on furs valued at S2O or less was struck out. This was expect ed to lop off another $4,000,000 in revenues. Further excise and nuisance levies were left untouched, because Harri son said the committee did not wish to stop proceeds from this source un til the new revenue from th e capital stock and excess profits levies begins to trickle in after July 1, 1935. tion in Washington by her hus band on their twenty-ninth wed ding anniversary. This photo shows the president and Mrs. Roosevelt in the presidential auto- Insult’s Ship Is Lost To Radio Communication Port Said for Second Afternoon Looks In Vain for Little Greek Ship Bearing Fugitive American Utilities King to Unknown Destination Port Said, Egypt, March 21 (AP) —, Long range telescopes were trained patiently on the horizon and radio feelers were sent out intermittently today in Port Said’s second afternoon vigil for the appearance of Samuel Insull. A glass capable of citing his ancient, little craft of the seas, the Maiotis, two and one-half hours out, was mounted upon one roof. This, how ever, like other angles of the search, proved fruitless. Meanwhile, numerous individuals Seven Die In Fire In Tenement New York. March 21 (AF)— Seven persons perished today in a tenement house fire on the upper east side, bringing to 25 the number of deaths from similar fires in the last six weeks. The fire swept through tiie three upper stories of an "old law” tene ment at 1909 Second avenue, and trap ped a mother and her daughter, a father and his son and three others in the building. A greater loss of life was prevented by the presence of balcony fire es capes leading to adjoining tenements. Sixteen families Jived in the build ing. Borah Says Steel Code Undermining The Recovery Act * Washington, March 21.—(AP) Senator Borah in the Senate to day said the steel code wat* ‘‘un dermining the NRA,” and urged its complete re-drafting, as well as restoration of the anti-trust, laws to protect the small business man, labor and consumers against, "economic feudalism.” NEW AUTOPSyTpON STAVISKY ORDERED Paris, March 21. —(AP) —The gov ernment today ordered a new autopsy performed on the body of Serge Stavisky to determine whether he committed suicide or was killed Jan uary 9. PUBLISHED EVERY AFTERNOON EXCEPT SUNDAY. AIITO STRIKE mobile at the station, as Roosevelt extended his hand to welcome « member of Mrs. Roosevelt’s party, who rode with them to the White House for a weddi. g celebration. and concerns continued unceasingly their efforts to get in touch with the former American utilities operator by wireless. AH messages flashed from here went unanswered. So far as Port Said was concerned, the apparatus on the Maiotis was silent. Late today, it was the consensus that the Maiotis need be expected no longer at Port Said if this vessel, in which Insull is seeking a new haven from extradition to the United States failed to put in tonight. MEEKINS MAY WIN VOTE OF THE WEST I a!e§ From Mountains Not So Cheerful for Chair, man Duncan Dni!.r Dispatch Barcas, In the Si. Walter Hotel. Raleigh, March 21.—Meekins men who have been reading the stories of the campaign for Republican execu tive committee State chairman, retail with delight the latest from Mitchell county in which an effort to instruct for Chairman Duncan was beaten by four to one. The news as it came to Raleigh was that Former Congressman George M. Pritchard addressed the Republican meeting, that Representative Greeno, of Mitchell, was present and encour aging the Duncan instruction, that Mr. Pritchard spoke very powerfully and even more plausibly, hut when the motion of Mr. Greene to instruct for Mr. Duncan was made it failed (Continued On Page Four.) Four Ex-Guards Deny Beating of Convict To Death Greenville. S. C., March 21.—(AP)— Four former convict guards charged with slaying Roy Hudson, Negro con vict, last October, took the witness stand in general sessions court here today and denied there was anything unusual or inhuman in the whipping given Hudson after an escape. Their statements today that the beating was not brutal wer corro borated by other witnesses, and the defense closed its case. Arguments of counsel were begun and the case was expected to reach the jury before nightfall. 8 PAGES TODAY FIVE CENTS COPY ROOSEVELT ID SEE EFFORT EUR PEACE Will Wait Their Decision Before Offering His Plan . To End the Labor Dispute WILL CONFER WITH WORKERS THURSDAY Executives Asked To Re. maiim in City Until Then; Johnson Joins in White House Meeting; President Waiting Word from Rail road Labor on Wages Washington, March 21. (AP) President Roosevelt will confer late today with representatives of: auto mobile manufacturers in a move to end tbe labor dispute which tlu*ea/- tens strike action. Senator Couzens, Republican, Mich igan, said today after conferring with President Roosevelt, that the chi est executive had a. proposal ready to of ler in an effort to end the dispute. He would not say what if was. The administration, also awaited word from railway labor as to wheth er it would accede to the President's request to continue the present wage agreement, for another six months. President Roosevelt will confer sep* arately tomorrow with the representa tives of auto labor who have threa tened a strike. Pending tomorrow’s conference, the President will ask the manufacturers, to remain in the city. Before today’s session, Mr. Roused velt said he was first going to listen to what was proposed. Whatever ideas he has in mind for settlement of the dispute, he said, would be reserved until he had heard the facts in the case. Hugh S. Johnson, NRA administra tor, who has been conferring in New York with the manufacturers, will go wit hthem to the White House. Mr. Roosevelt sent word today to William Collins, American Federation of Labor representative in Detroit, that he would be willing to have the 13 separate unions represented at to morrow’s conference. Prussian Premier V Escapes Grenades From an Assassin Berlin, March 21. — (AP) —An at tempt to assassinate Premier Herman Wilhelm Goerlng of Prus sia was rumored today when a hand grenade exploded in the fashionable boulevard Unter den Linden shortly after Boering’s au tomobile was said to have passed. A taxi driver was injured in the explosion. The grenade shook windows' throughout the district. With Goering in the car, it was said, was Karl Ernst, a Nazi group leader. TEN LOW BIDDERS GIVEN CONTRACTS Raleigh, March 21 (AP) —The State Highway and Public Works Commis sion t-'day approved awards of con tracts for highway construction to ten low bidders announced yesterday. Spinning Is Away AheacJ Os Year Ago 101.5 Percent Capac ity in February, Against 95 Percent February, 1933 a Washington, March 21 (AP) — Tho cotton spinning industry was reported today by the Census Bureau to have operated during February at 01.5 per cent of capacity on a single shift basis, as compared with 95.0 for Feb ruary, 1933. , Active spindle hours in North' Carolina totalled 1,363,624,866, or an. average of 222 hours per spindle in place. ; '