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GATEWAY TO CENTRAL CAROLINA TWENTY-FIRST YEAR 14 Lawyers Named As Receiving Fees In Parole Matters Funds Were Paid Through State Prison Warden, or by Prisoners for i Their Services find no violation OF CRIMINAL LAWS Commissioner of Paroles Gill Reports to Governor On In vestigation of Alleged ‘‘Pa role Jacket”; Prominent Attorneys Named In Re. port Given Raleigh. July 20 (AP)>—Governor Ehringhaus today levealed the find ings of Parole Commissioner Edwin M Gill in his piohe of the activities of persons in parole matters in North Carolina, which showed that 14 part ies have been paid funds through the warden of State’s prison or various prisoners. "Candor compels me to say that I have not found any violation of the criminal law in connection with these payments," Gill wrote the governor. It was found that Walter H. Powell, of Whiteville. State senator in 1931 and the nominee this year, who is also a member of the State School Com mission. is shown to have received 0635 in fees from six prisoners he repre sented in clemency matters. Other attorneys and persons who got payments from prisoners and the total received by each were: \V' L. Spencer, Raleigh, S9O; Wil liam Y. Bickett, of Raleigh. Demo cratic nominee for solicitor of the sev enth disrticct, $187.50; William Graves of Winston-Salem. $245; George R. Holton. Winston-Salem, $80; C. E. Lnndy, $75; Thomas W. Ruffin, Ra leigh, SSO; the firm of Graham and Sawyer, of Hillsboro (Lieutenant Gov ernor A. H. Graham and Bonner D. Sawyer), $6 and Sawyer individually $75; J. C. Brown, of Madison, $100; H. L. Lyon, of Smlthfield. SSO; A. W. Pate, of Raleigh, $100; Gaston A. John son, of High Point. S2B; Mangum Turner, of Winston-Salem, S4O; and Reade Johnson, of Winston-Salem, $40.35. FURTHER CHARGES AGAINST FAIRBANKS London, .July 20 (AP)—Charges of continued misconduct by Doug las Fairbanks, Sr., and Lady Ash ley since they were named Feb ruary 5 In Lord Ashley’s suit for divorce were filed shortly before noon today In the Somerset House registry office. 12 N. C. AIRPORTS ARE GIVEN $100,667 Washington, July 20 (AP)—The Federal Relief Admnllstratlon to day allotted $100,667 for completion of 12 airport projects In North Carolina, scattered throughout the State. • Prisoner Is Taken From Army Camp Unidentified Civilian Storms” Gover nor’s Island in New York Harbor Npw York, July 20. Boldly cow 'ng several soldiers, an unidentified civilian “stormed” the Governor's Is land post of the United States Army a nd executed a daring delivery of an army prisoner today. Jhe prisoner was Melvin Blanton, Camden, Ohio, an inmate of the disciplinary barracks. Sentry Stephen Grezgorek stood on guard armed with an automatic shot gun when the civilian approached. He drew a pistol and said to Grezgorek: Drop that gun or you’ll get hurt”. The sentry dropped the gun; the man picked it up. Just then an army truck with two soldiers and a chauffeur arrived. Ibe bold invader forced them to get off the truck and stand with the sen try and the other two prisoners. Warning the group not to pursue, Blanton and his deliver, ran to the end of the island, climbed into F r vW bvit escaped.. iHwtJteramt Hafln Btsnatrb Ignores Hollywood |M> '' Hr ’xfnfflnMl W ‘ jfl ; y Celeste Wehrheim, 21, beauty con test winner, rejected an offer from Hollywood which promised star dom. She preferred to stay in Chi cago and be the wife and home maker of a struggling young lawyer because “I love him very, ver\ much!” (Central Press l Exonerates Lawyers In Parole Job Gill Finds No Viola tions of Law In Al leged On Prisoners Daily Bureau. I» the Sir Walter Hotel. »»V j r It Raleigh, July 20.—a voluminous report resulting from hisinve.stigation of the so-called “parole racket”, to gether with some findings and recom mendations, was submitted to Gover nor J. C. B. Ehringhaus today by Com missioner of Paroles Edwin M. Gill. The report was not made public by Mr. Gill, who said that Governor Ehr inghaus must decide on whether it shall be made public. But he did make public his letter of transmittal, In which he summarized the findings resulting from his investigation, but without mentioning any names. One of the significant statements made by Commissioner Gill in this letter was that while he had found some indi cations of possible unethical conduct on the part of some lawyers in con nection with seeking paroles for their clients, he did not find any evidence of the criminal law on the part' of any of these attorneys. “Candor compels me to say that * have not found any violations of the criminal law in connection with these payments by prisoners to attorneys,” Commissioner Gill oaid. “I have dis (Continued from Page Six.? Fight Over Road Funds To Feature Legislature Motorist Willing To Bear Present Taxes if All Money Used for Road Purposes, But if it Cara Be Diverted, He Wants the Benefit In Lower Tax Levies Dullr Dtapntck Butriti In the S»* Walter Hotel, BY J. C. BASKERVILL. Raleigh, July 20 —A battle that is likely to be much more bitter than any prospective battle over the sales tax, is likely to develop in the 1935 General Assembly if Any effort is made to divert any of the highway revenue to other than highway pur poses, it is becoming more And more apparent here. The diversionists are’ maintaining, of course, that they do not want to divert anything (more than the “surplus” from the highway fund and that they want the highway department to have iall the money it ONLY DAILY NEWSPAPER PUBLISHED IN THIS SECTION OF NORTH CAROLINA AND VimNIA. leased wire service on* the associated press., HENDERSON, N. C. FRIDAY AFTERNOON, JULY 20, 1934 Acting Governor of North Dakota Is Seeking To Remove Last Strong hold of Langer FEDERAL HIGHWAY FUNDS HELD BACK Will Not Be Paid Long As Langer Man Is Commis sioner; |Vill Be Resumed When Olson’s Mam Takes Charge; Regulatory Direc tor Being Ousted Also Bismarck, N. D., July 20. (/P) —• Lieutenant Governor Ole H. Olson, acting governor, today moved to oust political associates of Governor Wil liam Langer from appointive offices as a means of meeting the ousted chief executive’s move. It was known that Olson planned to depose Stephen T. Horst, one of the Langer key men, from the office of head of the state regulatory depart ment, and to replace him with Sidney Parke, of Grank Forks. Other changes, including swift ac-. tion to remove State Highway Com missioner Frank A. Vogel, convicted with Langer of Federal conspiracy charges—basis for Langer's ouster are expected to come today from Olson. W. E. Stipzel, of Bismarck, an Ol son appointee to the job, brought a state supreme court action to force the secretary to accept Stipzel’s oath. This the secretary of state refused to do before the court order Langer oust ed. Today, however, the oath was given, but Vogel has announced he will resist removal unless it comes through court action based on cause. Federal highway funds are being withheld from North Dakota by the government, which refuses to recog nize Vogel as a legal appointtee. It has teen promised that the funds will„ be restored as soon as Olson’s appoint tee is installed. / BRIDGE IS GUARDED AGAINST STRIKERS Huntsville, Ala., July 20 (AP) — Special deputy sheriffs guarded the Tnnessee river bridge between Decatur and Huntsville today as repeated rumors were heard that a motorcade of 500 striking textile workers from this city would march there In an effort to pre vail on textile workers to join the State walk-out. Germany In Denial Os Trials Berlin, July 20. (AP)—The man on the street said and officials denied today that a series of trials is going on night and day in Munich of persons involved in the political smash of une 30. Rumors have it that a Nazi court martial is trying at least 2,000 de fendants there. The socalled courtmartial is pur ported to be a party tribunal com posed of three persons constitut ing a “court”. Persistent efforts to obtain au thentic information faifed. x Among the reports was one of foreign origin that ?<OOO pdhrons were killed in and after the revolt of June 30. needs. But the motorists of the State —some 400,000 persons who pay in a total of more than $21,000,000 a year in license and gasoline taxes—maintain that if they are paying in more than is needed to operate the (highways, then they are entitled to a reduction in both the license tax and the gaso line tax. It is maintained by the highway ad vocates —and most of the motorists are inclined to agree—that all of the revenue now (being obtained from tjfie license tax and the gasoline tax can (Continued on Page Five.) Germany Ringed by Guns A F n t c A. If Loui* Barthon Gen. Maxine Weygand Alliances made by Louis Barthou, French foreign minister, acting upon the military advice of Gen. Maxine Weygand, army commander, have forged a “ring of steel” around Germany. Under a mutual defense plan, Britain agrees to patrol the Atlantic (1) and North Sea (2) with her naval forces and aid France in protecting Belgium and Netherlands (3 and 4) while France undertakes to use her air fleet in her own country (5) to defend Britain and to police the Mediterranean with her fleet. Agreements between France, Roumania and Jugoslavia and “under standings” with Poland and Czechoslovakia are part of the plan. Babson Says Crops Are Worst In Half Century Duke Power Will Appeal Allotment Washington, July 20. (AP)—The Duke Power Company gave notice today it intended to carry to the. Federal Power Commission its fight against construction with pub lic works funds of a municipal hy dro-electric plant in Greenwood, S. C. SAYSraOCRATS TO Farley Makes Prediction!!; If So Other G. O. P. States May Fall ;Df!'P ’I TJ | ‘ ~ By CHARLES P. STEWART (Central Press Staff Writer) Washington, July 20.—Postmaster General James A. Farley’s prediction that Joseph F. Guffey, Pennsylvania oil man and Democratic national com mittee member, will, in November, win Senator David A. Reed’s seat in the upper congressional chamber* away from him strains the imagination pretty hard. Politicians recognize that the Key stone G. O. P. is terrifically split, with Gov. Gifford Pincoth likely to throw his progressive strength to Guffey, and with Reed’s conservative organization sub-split by ill-feeling within its cwn ranks. Still, it’s to be considered that the Democrats failed to carry the Quaker con n.onweaith even in 1932. despite the tremendous Roosevelt sweep of ‘that year. And as for Joe Guffey, ’ he may impress Postmaster General Farley as a candidate with a strong popular appeal, but it would be difficult to find any other politi cal prognosticator who considers him so. Not that Reed is anything of a spellbinder, either, but he’s a Repub lican in a normally overwhelmingly Republican realm. In short, if the Democrats can win Pennsylvania, they ought to be able to beat Senators Warren R. Austin and Frederick Hale, running for re (Continued on Page Four.) WEATHER FOR NORTH CAROLINA Generally fair tonight and Sat urday, preceded by local thunder shower's in northeast portion late t-L tc - or tonfgjht- World Crops Are Poor And AH Grain Surpluses May Be Wiped Out As the Result NO FAMINE DANGER IS LIKELY, HOWEVER Retail Food Prices Are Ris ing and Inflation) Is Spectre That Rises To Menace Populace; Own a Farm or A Home, Is Economist’s Advice By ROGER W. BABSON (Copyrighted 1934, Publishers Fi nancial Bureau, Inc.) Babson Park, Mass., July 20.—The most sensational mid-summer crop report in nearly 50 years has just been issued. The very serions drought may wipe out all present grain surpluses. Three years ago, when we were rapidly losing our world markets, ex perts felty these carry-overs could never be consumed. Today we are facing the prospect of importing wheat, oats and rye for domestic con sumption. World Crops Poor The United States wheat harvest is estimated at 484,000,000 bushels com pared with last year’s short crop of 528,000,000 bushels and little more than half the annual average from 1927-31. Normally, consumers in the United States use at least 600,000,000 (Continued On Page Four.) Terrific Heat Sees 50 Deaths (By the Associated Press) Sizzzling mid-summer heat left death and devastation today from Texas to New York and from Geor gia to Nebraska. The death list numbered more a hundred. More crops wilt ed an dsome sections had acute water shortages. Kansas City, where tjie mercury shot to 108 yesterday—the highest; ever registered there—Reported ten deaths. There was no immediate relief In sight in the weather man’s fore cast for the torrid area. PUBLISHED EVERY AFTERNOON EXCEPT SUNDAY, DANGER POINT FOR STRIKE SHIFTED TO CITY OF PORTLAND Defies Ouste* Gov. William Langer Defying Supreme Court order oust ing him, Qov. William Langer of North Dakota, declared martial law in capital. Disqualification resulted from governor’s recent conviction on Federal charge of soliciting funds from relief workers. (Central Press ) Gas Is Used In Strikes In Seattle Massed Police Drive Longshore Pickets From Two Piers On Waterfront > * Seattle. Wash.. July 20. (?P)—Massed police, shooting long range tear gas guns, today drove longgiuw>* pickets away from Pier 40 and 41. Several persons were injured by gas. Officers, led by Mayor Charles L. Smith, stood on the Garfield street viaduct over the picket lines and down a barrage of white tear * and nausea gases. 1 Both police and strikers were af fected, as none used masks. At least four policemen were hurt and scores of strikers were affected by gas, WMi STREET NOW Wants President Back “To Start Something”; Gotham Bankers Away By LESLIE EICHEL (Central Press Staff Writer) New York, July 20. —Explaining its present state of doldrums Wall Street now says it is waiting for President Roosevelt to return home “to start something new”. ' • * * Bankers Away Nearly every bank chairman or president of New York is in Europe. Did all the bankers happen to take vacations together, or is there some private effort at stabilization, * * * Expensive Trip Some of the newspapers that are sending correspondents to meet. Presl (Contlnued On Page Four.) Improving Demand Seen For Textile Industries Washington, July 20 (AP) —The cot ton spinning industry wa sreported to day by the Census Bureau to have operated during June at 72.7 percent capacity on a single shift basis, com pared with 98.2 percent in May this year, and 129.1 percent in June last year. laeski IMPROVING DEMAND SEEN FOR PRIMARY TEXTILES New York, July 20 (AP)-'-A gradu ally improving demand for primary textiles in the past fwe weeks is look ed upon in some trade circles as mark ing the start of increasing activity in fabric manufacturing for coming months. Textile buying dropped sharply ip, 8 PAGES TODAY FIVE CENTS COPY Genera] Strike Relaxes Its Grip on San Francisco and Neighboring Bay Cities PORTLAND WORKERS RESENT (SOLDIERS Threaten General Strike There If Guarlsmen Are Used oin Waterfront When Shippers Attempt To Open The Port; Workers In Frisco Return San Francisco, Cal., jJuly 20 (AiP)—• The danger point of the Pacific Coast maritime conflict shifted to Portland, Oregon, today as the general strike bay cities. relaxed its grip on the San Francisco As the back-to-work rankks of un ion labor in the bay /area swelled to nearly their full force of 100,000, re ports of a threatening situation came from Portland where the labor “strategy” committee voted to call general walk-out if National Guards men, mobilized by the governor, are moved onto the waterfront. Governor Julius L. Meir, of Oregon, had ordered the mobilization of 1,100 National Guardsmen “to prevent loss of life and bloodshed” when shippers attempted to open the strike-bound ports of Portland today. The mass back to work movement in the San Francisco bay area was virtually completed last night when the executive committee;rT*-the Ala meda county building trades and cen tral labor councils declared the strike ended. In San Fransco the major service still crippled was the Market Street (Continued On Page Four.) Nations In Race To Air Supremacy Great Powers, I n - eluding United States, Launch Building Programs (Copyright by The Associated Press) Washington, July 20. (IP) — The fojt of new fleets of war planes soaring through tomorrow’s skies echoed in the minds of experts today as world powers threatened a race for aerial supremacy. Despairing of achieving disarme ment on land or sea, the powers are hastening to prepare for any war in the skies. Great (Briitajin, whlich has lagged somewhat behind, has pust made it clear it believes the time has come for the royal air force to step with the highest. The United States, which has al ready started a three-year program for 1,000 new planes, received a warning. The Newton D. Baker Aviation Com mittee’s report will say it was learnef authorKaTTvely today that the United States is comparatively weak in fight ing planes. France, Russia and Japan, experts said, are building modern speedy fight ing and bombing planes rapidly. American military authorities esti mated that Russia and France have 3,000 planes, the United States 2,800; Japan 2,500 and Great Britain 1,400. second quarter of this year, with out production falling 30 percent below the 1933 period, according to the iStandard Statistics Company. In the first quarter of the year, on the oth er hand, relatively favorable condi tions prevailed. As an offset to the reduced state of consumer demand has been maintained fairly well, it was said. Inventories have tended to de cline and on a physical hftsis are of small proportions. A more conservative attitude on the part of retailers has been evident . generality. , The index of the Federal Reserve Board shows that inventories are now lagging behind sales. . .