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(latkway to CENTRAL CAROLINA T WENTY-FIRST YEAR NORTH CAROLINA GETS LEAS *** ******** * Roosevelt Demands War Debt Payments, But Will Listen To Appeals MEN PAYMENTS WILE 8E DECIDED ON THEIR MERITS Debtor Nations Thai Have Made Such Payments Exempted So Far from Credit Ban OFFERING NO TERMS OF DEBT REVISIONS President Also Says No Ne gotiations Have Been Ent ered Into With Foreign Na tions Obligations Due Next Morth; No Relief Asked, Either, As Yet Washington. EMay #9 <AP> —Presi dent Roosevelt emphasized today that ttio United States standards for col lation of war debts, hut will grant a | hearing to nations in distress who j ask for reduced payments. Whether token payments, which have been made in the past by Great Britain and some other debtors, will he accepted in June will be deeded upon the merits of the individual case, j the President say* at his press con- ! ference. Debtor nations which have made j token payments a part of the obli gation owed have been exempts! so fat from the rigid terms of the John son bill barring financial transactions with the United States by defaulting debtors. The President said that no negotia tions have been entered into with for eign nations for payments due next June 15. No applications have been made for ( a hearing for reduced payments. It was made plain that the United j States still insist s upon war debts collections and is offering no terms of revision. , tfc ’ TELEPHONE ORDER TO AID WINBORNE Move for Lower Rates Takes Winds Out of Sails of His Opponent Dally Dl i»n*oh Bureau, tn *hc Sir Walter Hotel, ni V. ItAMKKIiVII,L. Raleigh, May 9.—The order issued week bv Utilities Commissioner Stanley Winborne, citing Southern Bell Telephone Company to appear *i d «how -’auite why its rates should not be reduced from 20 to 35 per cent. ' North Carolina i 3 r.garded in poli hni circles here to have greatly honed his chances for nominee hon a? utilities commissioner in the June 2 primary. It is also regarded a Utving d» pi ived his single oppon- K C. Macon, of Asheville, of heietofore has been his chief *« lki l -<■ point, namely, that the pres ,nt Utilities Commission has not done •Continiieo on Fa«e 'T^ree.) France Asks Attitude On Debts Here Important Movement °n Debt Situation Expected at Capital In Few Days Washington. May 9 (AP)-Coinci- J nt W ‘’B a statement by President bori • 11 ,hat United States ex •hii' * UI! ~!jy rnent on war debts in r Unl,; ss there are convincing Boui. 11 . Jl^j Uf, tments—Andre de Le ferr f the Fl ' , ’ Rnch ambassador con offic i today with state Department of r !! H , 011 that country’s obligations of u „ ar , y tour dollars, on part 1,* hlch i» In default. dor J‘ Slt with William Phillips, un ? cretar V of state added to the vCantmued on Page Seven.) Mnt&rrs InsulVs Bond May Be Cut In Half To Free Prisoner W 3B M Hpi In m - Igf ■§ J| jraPhiiw alll % By looking at these pictures of Samuel Insull, former Chicago utilitle* czar, it is possible to gauge what an 18-months flight from justice can do to a man. At left, Insull is shown as he appeared on arrival back on United States soil; at right, one of the last pictures made of him before his flight from Chicago. (Central Press) One Han Held In Robles Kidnaping Boiler Explosion Fatal to Woman Tyler, Texas, May 9. (AP—One person was killed .and five others were hurt seriously today when a boiler in a cleaning plant here e* ploded and was blown into another building across an alley. Miss Lucy Lee Andrews, 38< ’employe at a hardware supply store next to tnc cleaning plant, was killed. One wall of the cleaning plant was blown out, and windows in the vicinity were shattered. The cause of the blast was not determined. CONGRESS ARGUES STOCKSJILITIES Members Speculate on Im pending Battles Over Numerous Problems Washington, May 9. (AP The Roosevelt attitude on war debts and silver was re-defined in part for a listening world today at the White House. At the Capitol end of Pennsylvania avenue the arguments of the moment had to do with stock exchange control and legal procedure in utility rate cases. Here and there legislators clus tered in private, however to assess the latest turn on controversies yet to come. They were not long in learning that the President after his press confer ence, signed the sugar control bill, and planned to do the same with the 3417- 000,000 tax bill tomorrow. There was divided opinion on his re duction of the sugar tariff by half a cent a pound. Therew as nothing substantially new in the Presidential stand on debts and silver. The silver case remained one of waiting for putting into bill form the tentatively agreed declaration of policy for nationalization of the metal, and to set an objective of having a quar ter of the currency based on the metal. The President wants discretion left to him in effecting a broadening of bi metalism. .... Incidentally, he favors legislation ai this session to control oil production. WEATHER FOB NORTH CAROLINA Generally fair and warmer to night and Thursday. ONLY DAILY -ERVICE OP IHE ASSOCIATED PRESS. How Flight Changed Insull f NEWSPAPER PUBLISHED IN THIS SECTION OP NORTH CAROLINA AND VIRGINIA. * HENDERSON, N. C. WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON, MAY 9, 1934 Document Written by the Man and Giving Details of the Plot Has Also Been Found HE IS IDENTIFIED AS BEING MEXICAN Person Delegated To Collect Ransom After Another Man and Woman Took Six-Year=old Tucson Heir ess Into Mexico Frightened Away by Search Tucson, Ariz:, May 9 (AP)—The Asociated Press was told by an autho ritative source today that one of the men who figured in the kidnaping plot of June Robles, six-year-old heir ess, *has been found by investigators and is now within their custody. It also was told that a written docu ment giving details of the plot, and location where the child had been secreted, was found, penned by the man. Not formally under arrest nor the subject of any charges, the man has been in the custody of investigators (Continued on Pave Three ) Wets, Drys Await New Enforcing Federal Government Plans Drive Against Evasion of U. S. Liquor Tax Dally Dispatch Darrm, In the Sir Walter Hotel, BV .1. C BASKERVILL Raleigh, May 9.—Both wets and drys are interested in the announcement that the Bureau of nternal Revenue is going to go after bootleggers and liquor tax evaders with vigor, as the result of the organization of an en forcement unit of 4,000 special agents They are especially interested in how many of these enforcement officers are going to be allocated to North Carolina and who will ibe in command (Continued on Page Ssven) on Hotly Hisoatrb WRIT IS GRANTED BY JUDGE SPARKS AND HEARING SET Utilities Defendant Prepar ed To Furnish SIOO,OOO Bail for His Release from Jail TO BE ARRAIGNED IN COURT FRIDAY Use of Mails To Defraud and Also Violation of Bank ruptcy Laws Are Charges to Which Once Mighty Captain of Indusry Must Answer at Trial Chicago, May 9. (AP) —Judge Wil liam M. Sparks, of the United States Circuit Court of Appeals granted a habeas corpus writ for Samuel Insull this afternoon, and agreed to hear pe tition at 9:30 a. m. tomorrow for the reduction of his $200,000 bond. The petition signed by Insull him self in the county jail hospital, was presented by his attorney, Floyd E. Thompson, after another Federal judge had refused an informal motion to trim the heaviest Ibond ever requir ed in a Chicago Federal court. Thompson said he would argue that 5100,000, which Insull can furnish was imple bond to assure his appearance for trial, and that theh igher sum was exhorbitant and violated his constitu tional rights. Judge Sparks said the aged defend ant need not appear in his court for the hearing. He will remain ap risoner (Continued on Page Three.) Two Killed In Battle In Mine Areas Guardsmen Patrol Alabama Field; Dy namite Destroys Coal Valley House Birmingham, Ala., May 8. (AP — Steelhelmeted National Guardsmen, bayonets flashing in the sun today pa trolled the quiet mining district in eJt ferson county where last night’s short but deadily pitched battles between of ficers and strikers brought two deaths and the wounding of eight others. As the guardsmen, hastily rushed to Ishkooda patrolled the district, search ing the battle areas for additional wounded, Sheriff James M. ©awkms announced he would place evidence or communist agitation before a grand jury now in session. The announcement was made after Sheriff Hawkins had questioned three lAligroes arrested on charges of assault (Continued on Page Two.) Six Die As Plane Falls In The English Channel Le Bourget, France, May 9. (AP)OThe Air France, tri-motored plane, Breguet, with her crew of three and three passengers was lost with all hands in the English channel today. Her wreckage was sighted 18 miles northwest of Boulogne by rescuep lanes sent out from Croy don airdrome England aryl Bourget field. Le Bourget, France, May 9 (AP) —Pour Frenchmen and two Eng lishmen were believed killed today Poisdllß Family 4 K 68 jHpjjippjjjjpr Chester Barrett ' Chester Barrett, 32-year-old fa« : ther, assertedly has signed a con fession at Sapulpa, Okla., that he administered poison to his wife and eight children on the pretext that it was medicine because he “could not bear to see my family starve”. Three of the children died and other members of the family were made ill by the poison. Barrett has been charged with murder. EASTERN COUNTIES CONffIOUSSEIEY They Are Re-Electing And Returning Experienced Men To The 1935 Legislature THEIR COURSE HAS PROVED EFFECTIVE By Attracting Far Western Agricultural Counties, They Have Closed Down on In dustrial Piedmont With Nut-Cracker Effect in Tax Levies Doily Dispatch Bwrcn« In the S Walter Hotel. BV J. C DASKERVILL. Raleigh, May 9—Despite the fact that there will probably be more new and inexperienced members in the 1935 legislature than in years, since a majority of the several hund -ed i didates now nomination and election to it have never had any pre vious legislative experience, indica tions are the eastern counties are again going to hold the balance of power. For most of the candidates credited with being assured of elec tion in many of the eastern counties have had previous legislative experi ence and are hence destined to be the leaders and the chairmen of th more important committees in the 1935 as sembly. It is generally conceded that the eastern counties usually control most legislatures. There is no doubt that they controlled and dominated the 1929, the 1931 and the 1933 sessions, and that Angus Dhu Mac Lean, of Washington, Beaufort county, sup •Oontinued on Page Three.) when an “Air France,” tri-motor ed passenger plane, disappeared on a flight across the English channel between Dieppe, France, and New Haven, England. It was believed to have plunged into the channel, 50 miles wide at that point, sinking immediately. The plane was sought on both sides of the channel by air and sea for several hours before hope was abandoned. The air ministry notified ships along the coast to search the channel but they reported they were unsuccessful. PUBLISHED EVERT AFTERNOON EXCEPT SUNDAY, Tennessee Hands Over Violators Os State Bank Laws In Toils at Last r ■^oo^w..v :‘V; BQQPOQOOfr JIBWWvwOOOM gnr r i «|m i V , ... . luumiutoi,' Luke Lea, Jr., above Luke Lea, Sr., below Luke Lea, Sr., former United States senator from Tennessee, and former Nashville publisher, and his son, Luke Jr., were given over to the custody of Buncombe county officials by the Ten nessee Supreme Court in Nashville to day and started on their way to North Carolina to begin penitentiary sent ences for their part in of the Central Bank and Trust Company of Asheville, a $17,000,000 hank, late in 1930. They were delivered to North Carolina officers after exhausting every legal technicality in an effort to escape their sentences. nr Deficit Near 3 1-2 Billions, But Five Billions Under Estimates Washington May 9. (AP) — Fed eral expenditures today passed six billion dollars for the fiscal year which ends June 30 to represent the first outlay of this size since 1920. The exact expenditures up to May 7, the latest day available was $6,000,153,779. Os this, $3,342,715,504 was for emer gency purposes and $2,657,438,274 tor routine government costs. The deficit on this day was $3,410,- 509,129, as compared wltn $2,710,203,g9T a year ago. The expenditures, which included $358,156,400 6f sinking funds, still were $5,000,000,000 short of Ibudget estimates for the fiscal year after sinking fund adjustments. FURjlll® Reemployment Service Pre pared To Provide Extra Help as Needed Dally Dispatch Bureau, In the Sir Walter Hotel. BY J. C. IIVSKERVILL. Raleigh, May 9. —The various regional offices of the National Reem ployment Service over the State are getting ready to supply extra help to (Continued on Page Seven.) PAGES TODAY FIVE CENTS COPY Buncombe Officials Start for Asheville With Father and Son Under Heavy Guard HABEAS CORPUS IS TO BE ASKED HERE Counsel for Former Senator, Publisher and His Son Plans Another Final Stab To Gain Freedom of His Clients; Federal Hearing Ends Abruptly Nashville, Tenn., May 9. (AP L. E. Gwinn, chief counsel for Luke Lea and Luke Lea, Jr., in their long fight for freedom, left Nashville just before noon today for North Carolina, and it was re ported a habeas corpus action might be brought in that State. Nashville, Tenn., May 9 fAP) —In two automobiles, with a machine gun and an automatic rifle, Luke Lea "»/l Luke Lea, Jr. were started for North Carolina today to receive penalties imposed for hank law violations. The Tennessee Supreme Court turn ed the former United States senator and his son over to Sheriff Laurence E. Brown and Deputy Sheriff Frank Lackey, of Asheville, N. C., whom Governor Hill McAllister had nam&l as agents when he ordered the Leas’ extradition more than a year ago. The Supreme Court room was pack ed to capacity to hear the order utrn ing the ex-publisher and his elder son over to the custody of North Carolina. The crowd of several hun dred poured down the Capitol steps to see the Lea senter automobiles park ed across the street. Neither of the defendants made any statement, and the cars sped swiftly away. As the head car was leaving, Luke, Lea, Jr., was asked if he expected to pay his fine. “I haven’t any money,” he replied. Luke, Sr., is under a six to ten year prison sentnece. His son has the alternative of paying $25,000, his fine and costs, or serving two to four years. A hearing on a petition in Federal Court seeking to prevent removal of the two Leas to North Carolina end ed abruptly when information was re ceived that the State Court had placed them in custody of" North Carolina officers. Federal Judge John J. Gore did not rule on the peti tion. 7 Die When Police Fire On Strikers Machine Gun Let Go on Crowd in Athens Protesting Loss Os Jobs in Harbor Athens, Greece, May 9 (AlP)—Police and troops turned machine guns upon strikers today, killing six men and one woman during disturbances in Kalmata harbor. An undetermined number of persons were injured. Despite the police an dmilitary fire, the mob of strikers held hteir ground. The bodies of the dead lay in the streets. . ~ Authorities unlimbered machine guns when the strjkers attempted to destro ytlae new grain loading devices which have been installed in the harbor. tffle workers were protesting againpt the construction of the modern device contending they would throw a num ber of men out of work. The government immediately issued a communique saying the situation was serious.