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Proponents of Legislation
Mr»»e Optimistic After
I alk With President
President on Way to Wood
in Funeral in New York;
Expect Agreement for Gov.
eminent To Take Over
Much of Nation’s Silver As
It Did the Gold
Washington, May 5. (AP> —Opti-
mism among silver proponents in Con
-2,,.-. after a train talk with President
Roosevelt, colored this otherwise lack
l,i ter week-end in Washington.
With the .senate in recess, various
of its mem ,ms accompanied the exe
cutive as fat as Baltimore on his trip
to the New York tuneral of William
H, Woodin.
Once back at the Capitol, they indi
cted expectation of an agreement tor
the government to take over much of
the nation's silver as itd id gold, to
be accompanied by permissive Federal
pm chases of the metal until three
tenths of the currency has silver back
ing as against seven-tenths gold.
Hefote that goal could be attaianed,
however, protracted international ne
gotiations would to involved. The Dig
immediate point was that the silvei
ite< apparently were willing to fore
go present pressure for mandatory leg
islation pending more confereneces
with the President.
With so little doing in Congress.
*alk in corridors veered to inevitable
politics. One highly-placed Republi
can, who did not want his name used,
hinted of attermpts to postpone elec
tion of a chairman when the national
partv committee meeets in Chicago in
Senator Borah, Republican, Idaho,
told interviewers the G. O. P. should
b» reorganized all the way through tro
eliminate what he considered handi
capping influences.
Bids Catted For
On Air Mail Line
Across the South
Washington, May 5 (AP)—The Post
Office Department today called for
bids or. a southern air mail line stret
ching from Charleston, S. C., to Fort
Worth Texft*. '
Contracts already have been let to
the Eastern Air Lines, Inc., a reor
ganization of Eastern Air Transport,
for the two lines which previously
ser-ed the Carolinas.
One rif the New York-Miami
route win make stops at Raleigh, N.
< ond Florence and Charleston, S. C.
Hip other, running from Newark to
• °w Orleans, touches Greensboro and
Charlotte, N. C.
Alter Plan
For Budget
Arbitrary Assess
ment Policy Modi
fied; Two Boards
Jackson. Miss., May 5. (AP)—The
» neihl Conference of the Methodist
!' '"l al Church, South, today aibo
th("' t,l, ‘ general hospital board and
hoard of temperance and
service and placed their work
Un T d ;; r other boards.
c delegates also ruled that pro
so ' mer ‘ts of the church on great
nati, 1 ' ,u *; yt * ons of national and intei
on, importance" must be issued
1 college ot bishops rather than
j. t( ny general board,
r '• ' K away from the tirnehonoi
the ;|' df f lCe of aroitrarily assessing
for r nnUal confer ences to raise funas
the 'p h ny,n K on the general work of
enee she quadrennial confer
sj 0n a new budget commis
feie. w>l ich gives the annual con
t.hei,. Wld f r lat iture in determining
"ofributions to the church.
Tumiirrsmt Datlii JBtauatcb
These photos show scenes at Min
den Mines, Mo., where Missouri
national guardsmen have been
mobilized to prevent interference
from deep shaft miners who are
protesting against the use of
steam shovels in the strip pit min
Forest Fires Dying Out
Over Northwest Carolina
300,000 Acres of Forest and Farm Lands Burned Over
in Wilkes, Surry and Yadkin Counties; Homeless
Plan To Rebuild As Quickly As They Can
Kepp’s Mill, May 5. (AP) —The
most extensive and disastrous fire
Northwest North Carolina has ever
known was smouldering sullenly this
morning, apparently (burning itself out
after spreading over 300,000 acres of
wood and farm lands. Fire fighters
are continuingtheir watchfulness, bui
in the absence of another stiff breeze
further spread of the fire is not anti
cipated, as it is believed to have used
all its fuel in the effected area.
A survey today showed that the
Stone Mountain-Roaring Gap eleva
tion fire covered a distance of about
15 miles and cut a path roughly a
mile in widflfr. The Mitchell River
valley fire was also about 15 miles
lonlg, and more than, a mile wide.
Both these major fire 3 are believed
• 4
114 In April, Against Previ
ous High of 83; Dilling
er Is Blamed
Dally Dlapntch Bareaa,
In the Sir Wnlter Hotel.
Raleigh, May s.—More prisoners es
caped during April from the various
prison units of the prison division of
the State Highway and Public Works
Commission than in any previous
month since the highway commission
took over the operation of all pri
sons, It was announced today by J.
B. Roach, director of the prison divi
sion. The number of escapes in April
was 114, while the largest number in
any previous month was in September
1933, when 81 prisoners made their
getaway. Os these 114 prisoners who
escaped in April, 77 were recaptured
before the end of the month, leaving
leaving only 37 still to be recaptured,
it was pointed out. Director Raoch is
confident that most, if not all, of those
still uncaught will be captured even
tually. . ,
An increase in the number of es
capes and attempted escapes is always
expected in the spring of every year,
accoiding to .both Director Roach and
Deputy Warden L. G. Whitley. But
Director Roach said he thought the
increase in the number of escapes in
April was undoubtedely due to Dn
linger’s various sensational escapes
e “ C There is no doubt in my mind that
the publicity given Dillinger and the
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L the E «S b service of
the associated press.
ing area of southwestefn Missouri
—top, militiamen standing by
with tear gas guns while one of
the steam shovels operates; below,
guardsmen with a machine gun
and tear gas guns at the scene of
the threatened disturbance.
to have finished their destructive work
though still burning in spots today.
The fire which boke out on top of
Roaring Gap yesterday morning about
one and a half miles from Greystone
Inn, is also burning out this morning.
A group of 40 men were sent to thus
area from the Chatham Manufactur
ing Company in Elkin and fought the
flames all day.
The fires reached into Wilkes, Surry
and adkin counties, spreading accord
ing to witnesses faster than a man
could ride a horse. But today tne
countryside was taking up its duties
again. Farmers returned to their fields
and the homeless planned to rebuild
their homes. Most of the fields have
beer bridged toy the flames, and little
damage to crops was reported.
Tax Action
By Mellon
Former .Treasury
Head Says Govern
ment Railroading
Him to Grand Jury
Pittsburgh, Pa., May 5. (AP) —An-
drew W. Mellon, whom Republican
leaders have called "the greatest sec
retary of the treasury since Alexander
Hamilton”, asserts the government is
‘railroading h'm’ before a grand Jury
next v r eek in an effort to collect ex
cessive income taxes.
Mellon, also former ambassador to
the Court of St. James, issued a state
ment last night disclosing the govern
ment i 3 seeking $1,319,080.90 additional
taxes and a penalty of $659,540.45, bas
ed on his 1931 return. He said he
would appeal to the United States
Board of Tax Appeals.
Thed irector of the vast Mellon fi
ancial empire declared the action is
in “utter disregard of statutory reg
ulat'ons”, and that he is “as much In
the dark as ever as to any grounds.”
But in Washington Attorney General
Cummings replied that “Mr. Mellon is
not as much in the dark as he would
have the public ibelieve.”
Something of Tenor of Rep
resentatives Will Be
Known As Filing
Ends Today
Matter of Automobile Li.
censes Also Will Be Prom
lem, Along With Diversion
of Highway Surplus to Oth.
er State Purposes Needing
Daily Dlnpntrh Hnrfim,
In the Sir Waltor Hotel,
Raleigh, May 5. —Today is the last
day on which candidates for the 1935
General Assembly can formally file in
their respective counties. So when the
lists close tonight no additional can
didates can announce. This means
that the 1935 legislature will be made
up from among the several hundred
candidates for the House and Senate
on these lists. But no one will know
just who there will be until after tne
Democratic primary on June 2. t
will probably be a week or more De
fore the names of the various candi
dates for the legislature become
known here since the law does not
require these candidates to file with
the State Board of Elections.
It is known however that the 120
representatives who are elected to the
House and the 50 who are elected
senators for the 1935 session are go
ing to have to wrestle with some real
(Contirued Qnj Page Four.)
Britain and Italy
Ask Explanations
Os Arabian King
London, May 5 (AP) —Great
Britain and Italy have demanded
that King Ibn Saud of Saudi, Ara
bia, state his ultimate objecitves
and expectations in his war
against the fleeing Yemeni, it was
learned authoritatively today.
At the same time, it was learned
in official quarters that the Brit
ish government ridiculed reports
Italy has a treaty of a defensive
sort with the Yemeni, and, there
fore, is alarmed “because she back
ed the wrong horse.”
It was emphatically stated, as
reports piled up telling so Ibn
Saud’s conquering forces’ relent
less drive toward Sana, capital of
Yemen, that the British view Ita
lian interests in the situation as
entirely similar to Britain’s protec
tion of her nationals.
Developments In
Robles Kidnaping
Expected Shortly
Tucson, Ariz., May 5. (AP)—A sinis
ter shadow cast over the June Robles
kidnaping case by disqpvery (of a
child’s blood stained clothing was dis
pelled today with the announcement
by officers that the clothing was not
that worn by the six-year-old girl
when she was abducted April 25.
While a feeling grew here that an
important development was pending
in negotiations to release the gin,
members of the family said no news
had been received from the kidnapers.
Search Is
Chicago, May 5. (AP)—A triple-arm
line flung out its combined manhunt
ing power today in a fresh foray de
signed to end the criminal career oi
John Dillinger.
Three powerful arms of the law—
government agepts, a special “flying
squad” of picked city police and secret
detectives from the Statee’s attorney s
office— joined in the newly-organized
hunt for the elusive gunman.
Increasing cloudiness tonight,
followed by showers Sunday; lit
tle change in temperature.
Insull on Last Lap Home
I ai
lip: HfT Hljl
mm wk? 7
Apparently resigned to his fate, Samuel Insull, homeward bound to th#
United States, suns himself and chats with Captain Wenzel Habel on
the deck of the S. S. Exilona as the craft left Sicily on the last lap to
America. The Exilona is scheduled to dock at Jersey City on May 7,
(Central Press}
Japs Decline To Modify
Their Defiant Attitude
* , .- -i J •' . ‘V
World Must Make Its Own Interpretation of Yesterday’s
“Hands-Off-China” Statement, Tokyo Foreign Os.
fice Spokesman Says, Answering Question
(Copyright by The Associated Press)
Tokyo, May 5. (AP)—A foreign of
fice spokesman, refusing to clarify
Koki Hirota’s sensational new declara
tion of Japan’s “hands-off China"
policy asserted today that “the world
must make its own interpretation”.
The spokesman did say, however,
that the speech was not intended as
a reply to Secretary of State Cordell
Hull’s strong statement of America’s
position in the Orient.
The interpretation placed upon the
foreign minister’s speech by foreign
Menace In
Mine Area
Deputies Hurried to
Ala. Area Where
8,000 Miners Quit
Work Friday
Birmingham. Ala., May 5. (AP) —
Disorders developed today at two of
the iron ore mines from which 8,000
miners walked out yesterday, and
deputies were hurriedly dispatched to
the scene.
Sheriff J. F. Hawkins sent deputy
sheriffs to the Ishkooda mine of tne
Tennessee Coal, Iron and Railroad
Company, where pickets had blocked
the road and refused to permit milk
and bread trucks to reach the com
Dwight Beard, 25,
Young White Man,
Sentenced To Die
Morganton May 5 (AP)— Dwight
Beard, 25-year-old convicted mur
derer of Augusta Bounos, Vaidese
grocer, was sentenced by Judge
Wilson Warlick in superior court
here today to die in the electric
chair on July 6.
Beard appeared unmoved as he
stood to receive the death sent
ence, made mandatory by the
jury’s verdict of first degree mur
der, returned last night.
W. C. Newland, chief of defense
counsel, gave notice of intention to
appeal to the State Supreme
court, and the defnese was allowed
90 days to perfect its appeal, with
the State being given 30 days there
after to file a counter case.
diplomats was that Hirota served
notice that Japan will not participate
in consultations with other signatories
of the nine-power treaty in the event
Article VII is invoked.
This article, calls for x x x full and
frank communication between the
contracting powers concerned x x x
whenever a situation arises x x x x
which involves the application of the
present treaty and renders desirable
discussion of such application.
The treaty, among other things,
guarantees the open door in China.
Will Be Held May 15, Most
ly for Western North
Carolina Jobs
Dally Dispatch Bureau,
In the Sir Wnlter Hotel.
Raleigh, May 5. —The next highway
letting will be held May 15. at which
time bids will be opened no nine pro
jects, it was announced today by
Chairman E. B. Jeffress of the State
Highway and Public Works Commis
sion. All of these projects, like all
others for the past year or more, are
Federal aid projects for which only
Federal money is being used. These
nine projects were included in the list
sent to Washington for approval for
the last letting but were held up tor
further investigation. Estimates of
the approximate cost of these projects
have not been completed.
These nine projects to be let Msy
15 are as follows
Johnson county 10 miles of grad
ing structures and topsoil surfacing
on Route 210 from Smithfield towards
Robeson county 9 miles of recondi
tioning and bituminous surfacing on
Route 71 from Boardman toward
Robeson county, 7.8 miles of con
ditioning and bituminous surfacing on
Route 71 from Maxton to Raemona.
Alleghany county, 5.5 miles of grad
ing, structures and reconstruction of
12 foot macadam form point near
Twin Oaks towards Roaring Cap by
way of Sparta, on Route 26.
Caldwell county, 4.5 miles of grad
ing, structures and topsoil on Route
18 from Lenoir towards Morganton.
Caldwell county, 6 miles grading,
structures on Harper avenue, Lenoir.
Rutherford county, 6 miles grading,
structures and topsoil-crushed stone
surfacing on county road from Ruth
erfordton towards Chester, S. C.
Wfilkes county, asphalt resurfacing
of concrete pavement traversed by
Route 18 through Wilkesboro.
Madison county, asphalt resurfacing
of main street in Marshall, traversed
by Route 20.
American Credit Markets
Thus Reopened To Five
Nations Named In
Favored Class
That Country Won’t Even
Acknowledge Debt Owed
Here; Political Sub-Divi
sions of Defaulting Nations
Not In Default Unless By
Individual Act
Washington May 5. (AP) —Attorney
General Cummings held today that
Great Britain, Czechoslovak, Italy,
Latvia and Lithuania—all of whom
have made “token” payments on their
debts to the United States—are not at
present “in default” and so do not
come within the Johnson act which
closes American credit markers to de
faulting nations.
The Soviet was held in default be
cause of its failure to recognibe obli
gations insurred by prior Russian gov
The official interpretation was re
quested by the State Department and
madep üblic by Secretary Hull.
Cummings also held that political
sub-divisions of nations in default
were not themselves in default uniese
they had failed to make payments on
their own debts.
In addition to citing numerous legal
precedents the attorney general de
clared he was guided largely in his
opinion by the “authorized intent of
Congress" and by President Roose
velt’s attitude.
The President, he pointed out, stat
ed on two occasions that he did not
consider Great Britain, which' had
made token payments in une and De
cember, 1933, as in default.
Fayetteville May, 5. (AP) —Captain
Clarence O’Leary, 39, ordnance offi
cer in charge of ammunition, died at
at the post hospital at Fort Bragg,
today at noon from injuries sustained
Tuesday when a shell detonator ex
ploded in his hands.
e is survived by his wife and two
I. C. C. To Reject
NR A Plea Backing .
Bus Fare Appeal
Washington, May 5. (AP) —Railroad
circles heard unofficially today that
the Interstate Commerce Commission
would turn down the NR A request
that it refuse to permit the Southern
Railway to continue charging one and
one-half cents a milep assenger fares
in the South.
Therew as no confirmation for the
The NRA through a deputy admin
istrator for the motor bus industry,
urged the commission to require a
minimum fare of two cents a mile.
Trade War
Tokyo Has Plans
Mapped and Is
Ready to Take Care
of Itself in Fight
Tokyo, May 5. (AP) —Japan is gird
ing for the threatened trade war with
Great Britain, it was indicated offi
cially today, confident she possesses
the most formidable weapon for such
a conflict.
Instead of manifesting concern at
the British threat to take action to
protest the empire’s textile export m
erests against increasing aJpanese
competition, officials said, in effect,
that apan can take care of herself.
The British trade warning given
Japanese Ambassador Matsuaalra *y
Walter Runciman president of the
British Board of Trade, is being studi
ed by the foreign office’s commercial
bureau. t

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