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Arms Meet, Near Fai
Roosevelt Offers Debtors
Chance To Negotiate Here
For Revising Obligations
President Wants To Know if
Resources Are Being
Spent for Recovery
or Wasted
British Note on Debt Ques
tion Is Expected Here Any
Time; Ambassador Under
stood To Have Hinted At
White House for Debt Dis
Washington, June 1. (AP) —Presi-
dent Roosevelt in a report to Congress
today on war debts, held out a4>romise
Jord iscussion for a revision of present
funding agreements to any European
debtor naton to ask and present "spe
cial circumstances to means and
methods of payment”.
He indicated that “special circum
pha -ing that factors would be whethet
stances" would be consideflfed by em
the nations were utilizing their re
sources for “recovery purposes”, for
making a "reasonable payment” on
the debt owed or spending for “unpro
ductive nationalistic” purposes.
In some official quarters, the Presi
dents statement concerning possble
conferences was considered significant
as a p: elude to Great Britain’s note on
the debt question expected here any
time. 1
Sir Ronald Lindsay, the British am
bassador, is understood to have made
overtures to the White House for a
The Presidential message in the
main fas a factual recording of the
debt status as to default,, token pay
ments and the like.
At the end, however, he emphasize
that the debtor nations have been told
again and again” that they have full
opportunity to discuss their problems
with this country”.
Big Textile
Strike Still
Is Menacing
Walk-Out"*of 300,000
Workers Hinges on
Conferences Called
by NR A
Washington, June 1. (AP) —Whether
300.000 cotton textile workers would
strilc« next Monday hinges on the
outcome n f e conference of NRA
officials with representatives-of tlß©
worker's union and the manufactur
r onfronted by the strike ultimatum
f tom Thomas F. McMahon, president
f ’t the United Textile Workers of
America. Hugh S. Johnson, NRA ad
ministrator, culled McMahon and his
sides into conference with George A.
Sloan, charman of the cotton textile
f ''de authority; Division Admnstrator
Harry o. Kng; Robert Bruere, chair
man of the Cotton Textile Industrial
Relations Board and Donald Richberg,
ch! es of the NRA legal division.
The strike threat resulted from an
* HA order curtailing production in
the cotton textile industry by 25 per
for an indefinite perod, starting
Monday as a safeguard against over
While the hourly wage would not
altered, union leaders asserted the
mder would actually mean a 25 per
reduction in wages as a result
of the short workng week. i
Parole For Luke Lea, Jr.
Is Approved By Barnhill
Supremacy of Law for All C itizens Alike WTU Be Dem
onstrated by 60 to 90 Day s Service, Trial Judge
Thinks; Finds No Evidence of Disease
Rocky Mount, June 1 (AP) —Judge
M. V. Barnhill, who presided over the
tria lof Luke Lea and Luke Lea, Jr.,
in Asheville, in 1931, has recommend
ed that Luke Lea, Jr., be paroled
fronj State’s Prison, where he is serv
ing a sentence of two years, after he
completes a ter mnot “to exceed sixty
or ninety days/’
Judge Barnhill's recommendation
was made in a letter to Edwin Gill,
State parole commissioner, made pub
lic here today.
Referring to letters sent him by
Tennessee physicians who treated
young Lea, Judge Barnhill wrote that
“there is nothing in these letters
which indicates with any dgeree of
certainty that Luke Lea, Jr., is now
suffering from any disease, alignant
or otherwise. Therefore, I cannot
recommende executive clemency bas
ed on his physical condition.”
Judge Barnhill, discussing evidence
offered in the trial of the Leas in
Grandmother of Infant Chal
lenges Bank’s Handling
of Trust Fund
Winston-Salem, June 1 (AP) —The
complicated Cannonßey-nolds guard
ian case entered a new phase today.
In superior court Mrs. Annie L. Can
non, grandmother and co-guardian of
Anne Cannon Reynolds 11, daughter
of the late Z. Smith Reynolds, chal
lenged the method of the other co
guardian, the Cabarrus Bank and
Trust Company, of administering a
trust fund of $1,000,000. The fund is
divided between the child and ittf
mother, the former Anne Cannon
Reynolds Smith, and was establish-,
ed when Smith Reynolds divorced his
first wife.
The bank seeks to have this trust
set aside in order that the daughter
may share equally in her father’s $25,-
000,000 estate with his son by a sec
ond marriage, Z. Smith Reynolds, Jr.,
born to Libby Holman Reynolds al
most seven months after his father’s
death on July 6, 1932.
Mrs. Cannon filed a motion asking
for a superior court ruling on a judg
ment signed three years ago by Judge
John M. Oglesby, of Concord, creating
the trust fund. She charged that the
bank failed to observe its duties and
obligations to herself as guardian of
the infant.
State Pay# Less Than, Two
Percent To Get Its Money
Paid In
Dali? Dispatch Barm
In the Sir Walter Hotel.
Raleigh, June 1. —The cost of col
lecting the States revenue has been
reduced more than one-third as com
pared with a year ago, and in spite of
the large increase in the amount of
reveneue being collected now as com
pared with a year ago, the cost of col
lection has been reduced one per cent
as htween April and May, 1933, and
April *nd May, 1934, it was learned
Jrom authoritative sources in the De~
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abased wire service of
the associated press.
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Asheville, said that “young Lea con
ducted practically all of the volumi
nessee end which was involved in the
transactions connected with the con
spiracy for which he was convicted.
I would not credit young Lea with
so little intelligence as to say that he
did not know or understand the na
ture of the transactions he was hand
ling. I am sure that he did, and that
his conviction is fully justified.”
Judge Barnhill explained that he
imposed a fine o nyoung Lea when he
was assured the fine would be paid,
but later found “it was necessary to
hedge with a prison sentence to exact
good faith.”
Judge Barnhill added that in his
opinion a short term to “demonstrate
the supremacy of the law as against
all citizens alike will meet the ends
of justice insofar as this prisoner is
concerned,” and recommended a pa
role after 60 or 90 days.
Cuban Army
Held Ready
For Action
Government To Put
Down Disorders in
Series of Anti-Amer
ican Outbreaks
Havana, June 1. (AP) —The Cuban
government held its army in readiness
today to combat further disorders as
a series of anti-American outbreaks
showed no signs of abatement.
Grave concern was felt by authori
ties!, their responsibility increased
when President Roosevelt signed the
treaty dismissing the United (States’
privilege to intervene—the
Platt amendment.
Colonel Fulgencio Batista command
er-in-chief of the army, ordered all
soldiers at the Matanzas garrison to
be -held in barracks.
Attached to rocks, notes reading,
(Continued on Page Seven.)
Revenue Commissioner Says
Attorney General Got
Mixed Up
Dally Dispatch Barcas
In the Sk Walter Hotel.
Raleigh, June 1. —Commissioner of
Revenue A. J. Maxwell does not pose
as an authority on legal matters nor
attempt to explain actions of the at
torney general. But he is conceded to
know something about the State’s rev
enue laws. A few days ugo Attorney
General Dennis G. Brummitt issued
a statement saying that the sales tax
“recaptures from the great mass of
the people the taxes or which they
were relieved through the reduction
of their property taxes” and charged
(Continued on Page Six.’)
Generally fair tonight and Sat
StatUi itspatch
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lure, Adjourns To Wednesday
SINCE FE811932
Arthur Henderson Says Im
passe Canmk Be Hand
led Merely by Mak
ing of Speeches
Sir John Simoin, British For
eign Secretary, Extremely
Pessimistic, Starts Back to
London; Delegates Given
Time for Reflection Few
Geneva, June t (AP)—Because
of the gravity of the disarma
ment situation, Arthur Henderson,
president of the arms conference
today adjourned the parley until
Tuesday and later announced that
it would be necessary to postpone
its next session until Wednesday.
Shortly before Henderson’s an
nouncement, a British spokesman
said privately that Sir John Simon,
British foreign secretary, sees little
prospect of achieving anything im
portant at present in Geneva.
Sir John purchased railroad tickets
and prepared to return to London to
Henderson’s announcement was
made just as the conference session
opene4--4oday. “-" 4 .
He tol(| the assembled delegates
that, owing to the “extreme gravity”
of the situaiton in the conference, he
would adjourn it until Tuesday to give
the delegates time for reflection and
tContinued on Pace Five.)
House Must Concur in
Change Before It Goes
to President, However
Washington, June 1. (AP) —Senate
acceptions of the compromise stock
market regulation bill, a Presidential
report on war debts, more tariff argu
ment and a filibuster complaint, com
bined to make this day a day of con
trast at the capitol. !
Only House agreemen is needed now
o send the exchange control high
with its securities act modification to
the President.
Whenthat will come depends some
what on Rep. Byrns, the Democratic
leader, who termed Republican tactics
designed to delay adjournment past
June 15, when the war debts again
fall due.
Attempt for a Senate vote on the
reciprocal tariff bill before the week
end faced an uncertain future.
The House, meanwhile, sought to
dispose of legislation dealing with
prison industry, but ran up against
some Republican parliamentary ma
neuvers in opposition.
Dispatch To Give
Election Returns
Returns from the primary elec
tion tomorrow will be broadcast
in the evening by the Daily Dis
patch, as usual’ A large amplifier
system is to be installed by George
V. Jenkins as a courtesy to the
Dispatch in announcing the re
sult w. Arrangements will be made
with city authorities to rope off
the space in front of thee Dis
patch office on Young street so
that the crowds may be provided
Instructions have been given
election officials in tsie county by
Fred S. Royster, chairman of the
Vance Board of Flections, to count
the congressional vote first, and
it is understood that is being done
throcghout the district. The
Dispatch will have connections to
obtain the results in other parts
of the fourth district and will
also have access to the reports to
Vance’s Candidate For Congress
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Contest for Fourth District
Seen by Some as Toss-Up
Between Three
High Men
His Supporters in Raleigh
Say He Will Lead In Con
test; Pou Forces Say Zolli
coffer Gains Costly To
Cooley; Cooley Attack
May Hurt Him
Dnlly Dispatch Barfua,
In the Sir Walter Hotel.
Raleigh, June 1. —The contest for the
nomination to Congress) from the
Fourth District is conceded iby most
observers to be getting too close for
comfort. The backers of each of the
three leading candidates are, of
course, maintaining that each will be
(Continued on Page Seven)
the Zollicoffer campaign headquar
ters here.
The county vote is more Com
plicated, and is expected to be
slower coming in. All informa
tion will be announced, however,
as quickly as it is received.
There will be a number of a work
ers in the office, an those not di
rectly concerned are urgently re
quested not to come into the of
fice during the evening to create
congestion and confusion in com
piling the vote County election of
cials are cooperating with the
Daily Dispatch in gathering the
returns, and the job will be done
as quickly as possible.
The Henderson Band will be an
extra added attraction at the re
turns here tomorrow night, play
ing at intervals between the re-,
turns, thus assuring plenty of en
tertainment for those who attend
the Dispatch’s “party”.
Leaps from Plane
To Certain Death
Richmond, Va., June 1 (AP) —
The crushed body of Alexander
Luke, 30 year old Charleston, S.
C., business man, who leaped to
hifc death from an airplane here
yesterday was found today in a*
ravine about 15 miles from Rich
The body was on the property
of Frank C. Wood,Richmond ad
vertising man, not far distant
from his house. Several limbs
were broken from a beech tree
which Luke’s body struck, after
a 4,000-foot fall.
E. S. McMillon, of Carroll Coun
ty, Va., member of the Roxbury
CCC camp, found the body. He
was among the 50 CCC members
who aided in the search. The
body was found in the wooded ra
vine only 20 minutes after the
CCC workers began their search.
mm issue ~
May Be Decided in Nomina
tions of Candidates to
the Legislature
Raleigh, May 1. (AP)—With several
thousand ipatfi didates contesting for
(hundreds of offices, ballots of North
Carolina voters on June 2 may record
the fate of the State’s three per cent
general sales tax.
From sunrise until sunset, this
usually Democratic State wiil select
its party nominees tomorrow. The
Republicans nave no State-wide con
tests. The G. O. P. will hold one
solicitorial primary and a number of
county elections.
Since 190 a Democratic nomination
to a State office has amounted to elec
tion, and in the banner Democratic
year of 1932 the gubernatorial nomi
nee got 497,657 votes in the general
election to 212,561 for ns Republican
opponent. Once once, n 1928, snee
1900, has the State gven ts electoral
vote to a Republcan.
The only State-wde Democratc con
test is between Stanley Winborne, ap
pointive incumbent, and E. C. Macon,
of Asheville, for the nomination as
utilities commissioner.
Principal interest, therefore, is cen
terining in congressional and legisla
tive races, and as scones of members
of the last legslature are not seeking
re-election, th fate of the sales tax is
believed hanging in the balance.
15,000 Votes Will Be Suffi
cient To Assure Hint
Getting Into Run-
Off Election
all over district
Numerous Pledges of Sup
port Received in Past Few
Days; Last Address Made
This Afternoon at Youngs
ville; Rumor on School Is
sue Is Refuted
Jere P. Zollicoffer, Henderson man
,-who is a candidate for the Democra
tic nomination to Congress in tomor
row’s primary election, will poll a
total of 18,550 votes and will be as
sured of a place in the run-off aec
pnd primary to be held June 30. .J
C. Kittrell, his district campaign man
ager, announced here toda£. Whether
that figure will be attained in its en
tirety, Zollicoffer will certainly get as
many as 15,000 votes, believed neces
sary to put him in the second elec
tion, Mr. Kittrell estimated’
The manager said Zollicoffer would
carry his home county of Vance, and
the neighbor county of Franklin, and
would get a large vote n the other
fiVe counties of the district. Mr’
Klttrell’s forecast by counties was:
Vance 5,000.
Franklin 1,90.
Nash 1,750.
Johnston 1,500’
Chatham 1,400.
Wake 6,000.
Randolph 2,000.
Reports that have come to Mr’ Zol
licoffer and his managers in the past
few days have been highly encourSg*-
ing, and indicate a pronounced switch
to the Henderson candidate, it was
(Continued on Page Six.)
Raleigh, June 1. (AP)—Mrs. T. L.
Bland, 52, wife of T. L. Bland, prom
inent hotel operator, died at 5:20 this
morning at her apartment aiter a
long illness.
Funeral service will be held hers
tomorrow afternoon at 4 o’clock from
the residence of Mrs. Bland’s son.
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Revenue Os
State Less
Than Budget
11 Collec
tions Exceed Last
Year’s $13,832,750
by $6,000,000
!)nilr Dispatch Bures*.
In the Sir Walter Hotel.
Raleigh, June I.—Revenue collec
tions for the first 11 months of the
present fiscal year through May 31
for the State general fund and not
including highway revenue, amount to
$19,786,256, according to figures releaeh
ed today by Commissioner of Revenue
A. J. Maxwell. General fund coileo
tions for the corresponding 10 months
of last year, and before the sales tax
and a few other additional taxes had
beer, imposed, amounted to $13,832,750,
or approximately $6,000,000 less than
the revenue so far this year.
Sales tax collections in May amount
ed to $569,268, bringing the total col
lections for the ten months to $5,447,-
219. The reason the sales tax collec
tions are for only ten months, while
the others are for eleven, is because
the sales tax did not go into effect
until July, 1933, the first collections
not coming dueu ntil August. This
is also one reason why the sales tax
this first year will not yield as much
revenue as from now on, since there
Will be but 11 collection periods this
first fiscal year, while there have been
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