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gateway TO CENTRAL CAROLINA Twenty-first year LMR DENOUNCES FEDERAL MEDIATION PLAN Passage Os Labor Dispute Measure To Signal Closing Os 73rd Congress Tonight li HOUSES RUSH FOR THE El WITH SWIFT MOVEMENT Housing and Labor Bills Get Approval of Members at Long Afternoon Sessions BILLS ARE HURRIED TO THE PRESIDENT Last-Minute Legislation Is Signed by Roosevelt; Con-, ference Reports Quickly Prepared and as Speedily Acted on in Both the Sen ate and House Washington. June 16. (AF) —Ad- journment ofthe first Cop ies tonight became a prae it»vl cer tainty with fast action on the housing ar.i labor bills this afternoon. Topping the rmpressibe mass of re tc cry legislation enacted since Jan sry, these two administration meas* s.s progressed to \jrluai enactment. . r i»*st the House adopted the reso rtion for Presidential boards to iandle collective oargaining duties. .Vot even a record vote was required. While that branch proceeded to act on reports and adjust differences with the Senate on the railway pension and oth*r measures, the Senate was voting overwhelmingly for the bill that will promote private lending for home con struction and repair. Some slight amendments necessitated a conference with the House, however, gefore it could be sent to the White House to take its place alongside the many ether recovery measures enacted by tine 73rd Congress. Senator Wagner, Democrat, New (Continued on Page Four.) Claims Employer Has The Right To Deny Employment Hot Springs, Va., June 16. (AP) —Henry I. Harrlman, president of the Chamber of Commerce of the tnlted States, said today an em ployer has the right to deny work to a man because he is a member of a labor union, if he so desires. Harrlman laid this opinion be fore to business leaders of the h'RA Industrial Advisory Board which met privately todap to study future as its first year ended. His view was interpreted as be ,n K in conflict with the national Industry recovery act, which seeks to establish that membership in a nnion shall not be used by an em ployer as a reason for refusing a ioh T his part of the act, Harri dan said, was probably unconsti tutional. Steel Wall Being Built For France Impregnable De fense Against Ger many Is Aim of Dou mergue Govt. Paris, Jne 18. (AP)—France is •"uMiing to completion a measure falling for powerful border forti tlf ations, seeking a bulwark of st# *l and stone, in response to a Earning by Premier Gaston Dou d*rgii*f ithat the safety of the fmiiutry is a t stake. Answering criticism that in 1914 . "Imre greasts” of French sold ,frfc were presented German , (Continued on Page Five.) S w, Hejtiteram Datlu Btatratch Germany May Restrict Imports From America Unless U. S. Buys More New P. O. Aide jgppr'- I AAV.. -... . v . Smith W. Purdum James A. Farley has a new aide: Smith W. Purdum of Hyattsville, Md., named to the post of fourth assistant postmaster-general. That puts him in charge of buildings, equipment and supplies. (Central Press) FRENCH OFFICIALS ARE UNDER GUARD Special Precautions To Safe guard Rulers From Ter. rorist Bands Paris, June 16. (AP) —Special pre cautions were taken today to guard President Leßrun and Premier Dou mergue against the bombs of terror ists with a strange mythological twist who called themselves the “three judges of hell’’. For the past four days thep lotters, called madmen by the police, have scattered infernal machines by mail in Paris, making mail deliveries a thing of fear. Coming in the midst of outbreaks In thep rovinces, the campaign of terror has police especially alert to protect the mails and the public. Two American among the many which have received bombs from the fanatics. Nazi Control of Austria Denied by Vienna Officials Vienna, June 16. (AP)—Vigorous denials that an independent Nazi Austria is just around the corner as the result of the meeting In Venice of Chancellor Hitler of Germany and Premier Museolinl of Italy were uttered in official quarters todap. Government spokesmen charac terized as “fantastic” reports to the effect that Mussolini had agreed not to oppose new elece tions in Austria, including the pos sible election of a Nazi govern ment. ~ “That could not be an Italian policy”, sl<4 one official authority. “Italy is well aware that if even one Nazi entered the Austrian government the whole government soon would be Nazi and Austrian Independence would be a farce. ONLY DAILY LEASED WIRES SERVICES nr the associatld pres?. NEWSPAPER PUBLISHED IN THIS SECTION OF NORTH CAROLINA AND VIISINIA. HENDERSON, N. C. SATURDAY AFTERNOON, JUNE 16, 1934 Six Months Moratorium On Foreign Debts May Be Made Permanent By Reich Powers WORLD TO BE TOLD TO BUY—OR ELSE Lack of Foreign Trade Is Given as One of Principal Reasons for Suspension of Payments on Debts; Em bargo Laid on Export of Grain From Germany Berlin, June 16. (AP—Hints that Germany should limit American im ports unless the United States takes more goods from the Reich grew stronger today. This sentiment accompanied another threat that Germany was in a position to tell the world to buy from her or consider permanent her six-months moratorium on foreign debts. Lark of foreign trade was given by the Keichsbank as one of the principal reasons for suspension of payments on foreign debts, including the Young Dawes loans two days ago. At the same time, fearing a new strain on foreign exchange the gov ernment laid an embargo on the ex port of grain. A long period of dry weather has damaged crops. Should the cross loss be heavy compelling imports of grains, the gov ernment’s carefully devised plan Th halt the loss of foreign exchange will suffer a serious setback. The governmentp romised reprisals if other nations retaliated because of foreign debt. MAKE GeEs PAY Cabinet Determined To Col lect Botnd Interest in Some Fashion Paris, June 16. (AP* —France in tends to collect interest from Germany on Dawes and Young loan bonds in some manner to protect her commer cial interests, the cabinet decided to day. The exact method was undetermin ed. But whether a clearing house would handle all French and German merchandise accounts, or a straight surtax on all German goods will be put into effect, ministers were agreed that there would be no prompt action. Negotiations to get Berlin to make payments to French investors have been put into full swing, with Roland Kaester, German ambassador to Paris, conferring with Premer DsWhergue. If negotiations fail, observers said, the French government sees in its ad verse commercial balancew ith Ger many a means to collect on the debt. By increasing the duties on imports from Germany, which the government is empowered to do, France can re taliate. Democrats Meet Thursday; Morrison Will Be Keynoter Raleigh, June I£. (AP) —With the veteran orator of the hustings, Cam erson Morrison, to sound their key note, Democrats of North Carolina will center their attention here Thurs doy for their biennial State conven tion. 1 More than 6,500 accredited delegates and alternates are entitled to attend the party pow-wow as the recojrd breaking Democrat vote of 1932 sets the convention membership at 3,316 delegates, and there will ge an equal numger of alternates allowed. Spacious Memorial Auditorium will ge the scene of the convention, gut Steel Workers Decide To Call Off Strike a • •A > 'll II! I H— M ""1 1 M ip mi IftjsjyprvjS WT fa MWLjfr pawl BT^ j|wp -' ><: wS| |UK f W « JK9SHB Wr ■PSPPK HI : y MHMM This photograph was snapped at the Elk’s convention hall in Pittsburgh as delegates from local unions throughout the industry debated strike action as a means of fearing steel operators, to recognize the Amalgamated Association of Iron, Steel and Tin Workers. Last night the con vention vote dto accept a pflan ,of William Green, president of the American Federation of Labor for calling off the strike. The belligerent “rank and file” faction took com-mand eary in the session, outstanding the conser vatives, headed by Micchael F. Tighe, 72-year-old 'president of the union, shown left, below, with Louis secretary-treasurer, and Edward Miller, right, vice-president, head ing the sheet and tinplate division. IverSorTs. More Than 30 Percent Bet ter Here Past Five Mo'nhs Than Same Period In 1933 EIGHT PERCENT UP AGAINST VIRGINIA Percent of Gain In Leading Cities of Old Dominion Not as High as That in North Carolina on Average; Na tional Increase 20 Percent Dally Dispatch Bm-eai, In the Sir Walter Hotel BY J. C. BASKERVILL. Raleigh, June 16. —Retail business in North Carolina was 30.2 per cent better during the first five months of 1934 than during the corresponding five months of 1933, according to the figures just released by the Federal Reserve Bank in Richmond for the Fifth Federal Reserve District, while retail business in Virginia for the same same five months showed an in crease of only 22.8 per cent over last year, Harry McMullen, director of the assessments division of the State De partment of Revenue pornted out to day. These figures were not released by the Federal Resrv Bank until June 12, Mr. McMullen pointed out. The retail business increase for the fCorttnuftd ou Paste Five.i its seating capacity of more than 4,500 is expected to be overrun as the hosts of Democracyy gather to lay* plans'for fall elections and consider the work of the first national Democratic ad ministration in years. Morrison, former governor and United States senator, is regarded as one of the outstanding orators of the State. The whiie-haired Mecklengurg Democrat, who now devotes most of his time to running a model farm, is one of the old party leaders. Two years ago, a young leader, the late George Freeman, of Goldsboro, sound ed the keynote. Drastic Measures Follow Attack On Cuban President Watermelon Code Fixed By Wallace Washington, June 16. (AP) — Secretary Wallace today approved a marketing agreement for the vatermelon industry in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. The agreement seeks to increase returns to growers through regula tion of volume of watermelon ship ments to bring them in line with demand. It provides for a control committee representing growers and shippers to regulate the volume of shipments. TSoi Politics Seen in' Fight For Woman as Head of Greensboro Unit Dntlr Dlaprifefe 3«rrui, In the Sir Walter Hotel. BY J. C. BASKERVILL. Raleigh, June 16. —The various units of the University of North Carolina are still in something of a swivet over the forthcoming appointment of adminis trative deans for the State College. Women’s College and Chapel Hill units with much speculation going on as to who will be selected for those posts, t is *he belief of most observers her& that Colonel J. W. Harrelson, head of the - Mathematics department at State Conege, will be elected as the dean of administration of the State College unit, and that Dr W. .C. Jackson, dean of the school of public administration in the Chapel Hill unit, but formerly vice president of North Carolina Col montinuert on Paee Five.) WEATHER FOR NORTH CAROLINA Fair tonight and probably Sun day* , • u: published every afternoon EXCEPT SUNDAY. Ten Suspects Jailed After Two Men Are Killed In Assault on Carlos Mendieta FIREARMS BANNED TO ALL CIVILIANS Only By Special License May Individuals Carry Arms; Government Offers To Pay $lO for Pistols and SSO For Machine Guns Turned In To It Havana, June 16. (AP* —Terrorists who struck at the life of President Carlos Mendieta with a bomb conceal ed in a camera box stirred the gov ernment and the cabinet today into a grim anti-terror campaign. Ten suspects are in jail, arrested after an explosion yesterday, which injured the president, killed two men and wounded ten others at an offi cial luncheon. The cabinet met early this morning and madep üblic a new law of public order which the government hopes will break up the persistent epidemic of terrorist activities. The law forbids civilians to carry or possess firearms of a kind, except by special license, and provides that the government will buy all arms at prices ranging from $lO for pistols to SSO for machine guns. LIBBY REYNOLDSTO MAKE DEBUT TONIGHT Philadelphia, June 16. (AP) —The Hedgerow Players theatre group that started Ann Harding, Evan Laglienne and many another on the road to fame, tonight will introduce an already fam ous ’.torch singer” Mrs. Elizabeth Holman Reynolds as one of group. Libby’s bow will not be made in any starring role however. Far from it. She will appear, instead, as the comic opera mimic maid of an opera singer in Sierra’s Spanish play, “Spring in Autumn”, . .A' 6 PAGES TODAT five cents copy. fflS SET-UP WILL WOTSUFFICE Will ‘Only Precipitate In stead of Mitigate Bloody Labor Disturbances In Natiotni companylemployee GROUPS ATTACK IT Won’t Prevent Strikes,. Youngstown Union Leader Asserts; MeanwKne, Strfke- Threatelnied Steel Industry Turns To Washington for Next Move Washington, June 16. (AP) The House today passed the administration bill to establish mediation boards to cattle collective bargaining disputes. Passage of the legislation “will only precipitate instead of mitigate bloody labor disturbances throughout the land”, said a message telegraphed to Prasident Roosevelt, and the 96 sen** tors The signers claimed tof represent 75,000 steel workers in Pennsylvania, Wes* Virginia and Ohi(y grants. The strike threat was described in the message as a “deliberate effort by professional labor organizations to intimidate Congress into passing a measure that would deliver into their hands millions of American workers at so much per head”. I ADMINISTRATIVE MEASURE ATTACKED AT PITTSBURGH Pittsburgh, June 16. (AP)—The ad ministration substitute for the Wagner , (Continued «c Page Vive.) Storm Is Moving On Louisiana 1 New Orleans, La., June 16 (AP) —A wind ol 76 miles velocity struck Morgan City, 100 miles west of here, at 11 o’clock this morning, strewing trees in the streets, shutting off part of the electric light service, and threaten ing small buildings. The baro meter dropped 26 points during the morning, standing at 29.10 at 11 o'clock. • The sugar cane crop, which Is the main crop in this area, was * reported badly damaged by the ' high wind, whic hhas been blow ing over this area since 3 a, m. today in gusts of increasing velo city. ” l At noon the wind was blowing at 75 to 100 miles an hour. ' New Orleans, La., June 16. (AP)— Storm warnings hoisted today along (Continued on Paae Four.) Road Fund Diversions Must Stop Highway Money Must Be Kept Intact or Federal Aid Will Be Withheld Dally Dispatch Bureau, In the Sir Walter Hotel. BY J. C. BIBKERVILL. Raleigh, June 16—'Further diversion of North Carolina Highway funds, de rived from the State tax on gasoline and the sale of automobile and truck license plates, must stop after this year or the State will not receive any more Federal aid, if President Roose velt signs the bill now on his desk appropriating $450,000,000 for Federal aid highway construction in the states for the next three years. This bill, already passed by the House and Sen ate and agreed to in conference and, now awaiting the President’s ’ signa ture, contains a clause that will pre (Contiaued on Page Four.).