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HENDERSON
i i ATE WAY TO
CENTRAL
CAROLINA
TWENTY FIRST YEAR
FEAR 40 DEAD AS HOTEL BURNS
BITING COLD GRIPS
THE COUNTRY FROM
MAINE TO FLORIDA
Disastrous Fires Add to Suf
fering Along With Tem
peratures Near Zero
Level
NEW YORK THROWING
OPEN ITS ARMORIES
Relief Workers Pressed To
Care for 10,000 Homeless;
Midwest and Northwest
Have Extremely Cold
Weather; Even Florida
1 eels the Cold
;JB\ tile Associated Press.)
i -jin Main- to Florida and through
■ c'-ntiid ureas us the nation there
■ i biting cold today.
Disartrour fire! added to the suf
-. • i *g.
i i lAiding Mich.. 11* persons wore
'Uiiowu dead ar.d nearly 100 were un
■i oun'e.l for as the result of flames
•■•liich 'Wept through the Kerns hotel,
in Typi'oi Lake, .V Y., 22 persons
l ; of t itun children—were driven
' *t o . üb-z ro temperatures when fire
• i • < rov 'd a tenement building.
In Now York City two men died
■ ’.in 12-degree cold. The city plan
' d to upon its armories to 10,000
• amok' - ind furnish them with hot |
• d't'e'’ Fcicrusts of snow added new
• oirie.- to hard-pressed relief agen- j
Sir inches of ice covered central
Mdiir !sk“ : Chicago dug out of a
I'.t inch i owfall; Boston had a 55-
r i' cord cold <>f five degrees: snow
•' ' Georgia nnd the deep South,
't Owl'.- H<*ad. in the New York
viironduks. reported IT degrees be
■»
Oiitiou.? estimated at SIOO,OOO was j
i.'*d hv fire of undetermined origin I
" uvi: levelled two main buildings of j
C: i uninishield Shipbuilding Coin
l’< oy plant ut Somerset. Mass.
A fir-man who fought flames which
•Ii tr.iy.d tin* four-atory factory of
'in Allanic Rag Company in Balti
f""i•. Ml last night was in a cri
n-il rendition today. One fireman
"•to kill'd and 11 injured combating
'•i* fire.
v.Mi*' •••mpvratures of zero or low
w«*re recorded in Minnesota, lowa
a Michigan, the South suffered
•• upon innately. Readings under 20
*’• zrvs were common in Georgia, and
• ahann. Atlanta and Birminghanj
""ill reporting rninimums of 18.
Even klorida felt the. frigid waath-
Jacksonville reported a minimum
'>■' Tampa. 39 and Miami 48.
Louisville. Kv.. and Asheville, N. j
with 12 and 14. respectively, re
corded the lowest temperatures Tues
day morning.
Trawlers |
Vlllatteras
Are Ashore
I
j
Moated by .Heroic
Efforts of Coast
(iuardsmen Just off
the Inlet
Munteo. Dec .11 (APl—Three fish
ing trawlers wiiich w*ent ashore on
: hat *.eras inlet bar this morning at
20 o’clock, while one of the worst
I ’-ceniber snow storms in th‘e history
i. ' the Dare County Weather Bureau
wept the coastland, were floated lat
■ ’ in the day by a crew from the Hat
leras Inlet coast guard station un
■ t command of Captain Bernice Mal
bnce.
A 30-rnile gale and blinding snow
combined to constitute one of' the
worst threats to navigation the coast
country hus known this winter.
Coast guard crews all along Dare’s 25-
miles of coast, were on the lookout
this afternoon.
The boats which were floated today,
'.tier going ashore at Hatteras Inlet,
nore the Bitzy C.. and the Mary, of
New London. Conn., and the Lado
■ ’ ace, of Philadelphia. The Bitzy C
v.us so badly damaged that coast
guardsmen took her to shallow wat
•i” t for repairs.
A. W. Drink water, in charge of the
Weather Bureau, here, which has
been in operation for the past 30
'nils, said shortly after noon that
the temperature was 28 degrees and
that the wind was from the north
Mritiirrsmt Bailtt Btajiatrhl
LEASED WIRE SERVICE OF
•i’HE ASSOCIATED PRESS.
Creators of Great
Duke Fortune
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Above is James B. Duke, whose
benefactions created the Duke En
dowment. which hat» come to be a
blessing to thousands in the Carolinas.
and below is his father, Washington
Duke, founder of the huge tobacco
industries from which was drawn
the wealth that made these things
possible.
IBJMOFE
LIMY BOOK
Founder of Duke Endow
ment Started as Poor
Farmer Boy in 60’s
WAS A HARD WORKER
learned Rudiments of Business With
His Father and Saw Tobacco
Business Grow To Im
mense Proportions
Dufly Dispatch U«rcu«,
In the Sir Wulter Hotel,
By .* C. Himkervllle.
Raleigh, Dec. 11.—The meeting of
the members of the board of trustees
of the Duke Endowment here today
is focusing attention upon the un
usual life story of Janies Buchanan
Duke and his phenomenal rise from
an obscure farmer boy to one of the
greatest industrial leaders of the en
tire coluntry. In many ways the ac
tual life history of James B. Duke is
more thrilling and more interesting
than any of the fictional stories ever
' written by Horatio Alger or other au
th'orss who have written countless
: stories of how boys with humble be
, ginnings have risen to fame and for
! tune by overcoming difficulties.
Duke was born on a farm near Dur
ham December 23, 1856, and was nam
ed in honor of James Buchanan, then
recently elected President of the Unit
, de States. Like many other Southern
I families, the Duke family had suf
-1 sered much misery and privation dur
ing the Civil War. and at the end of
the war was left in almost complete
poverty. Wfhile the father was away
at the front during the war. the Duke
family had been compelled to sell the
farm to a neighbor. Although this
(Continued on Page Four)
WEATHER
FOR NORTH CAROLINA.
Fair, slightly colder on the
| coast tonight; Wednesday fair.
| slowly rising temperature.
ONLY DAILY NEWSPAPER PUBLISHED IN THIS SECTION OF CAROLINA AND VIRGINIA.
BENEFICIARIES OF
DUKE MONEY MEET
FOR CELEBRATIONS
Over 200 Executives of Par
ticipating Hospitals t Or
phanages, Schools
Unite
ENDOWMENT SET UP
JUST TEN YEARS AGO
Visitors at Raleigh Gather
ing Inspect Methodist And
Catholic Orphanages And
Rex and St. Agnes Hospi
tals Are Guests at Lunch
eons
Raleigh. Dec. 11 < AP» More than
200 executives of participating hospi- j
tals. orphanages and educational in
stitutions today celebrated here the e.- 1
tablishment ten years ago of the Duke
Endowment for philanthropic pur- .
poses in the two Carolinas.
The visitors were taken on an in
spection tour of Rex hospital, the
'Methodist Orphanage, the Catholic
Orphanage and St. Agnes hospital,
beneficiary institutions here, this j
morning, and lunch was served the :
white visitors at the Methodist Orph
anage and the colored guests at St.
Agnes.
rest M. Lester, of New York, seere-
At a public meeting tonight. Dr. For
tary of the Carnegie Corporation, will
make the principal address, and Nor
man A. Cocke, vice-chairman of the
trustees of the Endowment, will re
port on the work it has done.
Governor Ehringhaus will make the
address of welcome and will immedi
ately leave for Washington.
Chicago Is
Choked By
A Blizzard
Chicago. Dec, 11 (APi A blinding j
blizzard that stalled traffic and sent !
Chicagoans scurrying to cover had j
subsided today.
Striking yesterday, the snow stall- j
ed automobiles and snarled traffic so i
badly that scores of loop workers j
spent the night at hotels rather than
risk trying to go home. Traffic was
near normal, however, today.
More than ten inches of snow fell
and drifts were piled high in the
streets. The weather Bureau describ
ed the freak storm the worst the city
has experienced for six years.
Two men dropped dead while walk- ;
ing the snow-laded streets. Heart at- i
tack, induced by exertion, were given i
as the cause of the deaths.
Hauptmann
Plea Seeks
Complaints
Flemington, N. J., Dec. 11 LAP) —
Bruno Richard Hauptmann stood
handcuffed in county court today for
15 minutes as he listened to prelimi
nary arguments in his attorney’s de
mands on the State for a bill of parti
culars on the indictment that he
murdered Charles A. Lindbergh, Jr..
The argument on the bill of parti
culars was short-lived, for Supreme
Court Justice Thomas E. Trenchard.
who presided, postponed healings in
the matter until Thursday, when the
defense requested that he fix a date
when Edward Reilly, chief defense
counsel, could be present.
CummingsAndMorgenthau
Compete As “Policemen”
Washington, Dec. 11.—(AP)— A
friendly rivalry for the title or the
administration’s No. 1 policeman ap
pears to ibe developing between At
torney General Cummings and Secre
tary Morgenthau.
Soon after Cummings took over the
Justice Department, he began an anti
crime drive, Public enemies, one after
another, were eliminated—men like
George “Machine Gun” Kelly, Harvey
Bailey, John Dillinger and “Baby
Face” Nelson.
Cummings himself announced the
arrest of Richard Hauptmann in the
Lindbergh kidnaping case. He told
HENDERSON, N. C. TUESDAY AFTERNOON, DECEMBER 11, 1934
Balkan Quarrel Is Ended
As Great League Triumph
FOLLOWS CLOSELY
SAAR SETTLEMENT
TO ASSURE PEACE
Both Hungary and Yugosla
via Approve Resolution
Deploring Alexand
er’s Death
STATESMEN* FREED
OF GREAT WORRIES
Budapest Government In
structs Its Envoys At Ge
neva To Vote for Proposal
After Lengthy Study; Hun
gary Asked To Punish
Guilty
Geneva. Dec. 11. —(AP) —A threaten
; ing Yugoslav-Hungarian quarrel was
i ended today and the agreement hail
ed by Geneva statesmen as a notable
triumph for the League of Nations.
Especially gratifying to them was
that it followed closely the removal
under League auspices of another Eu
ropean war threat. This was the Saar
basin territory plebiscite, on which a
Franco-German financial agreement
was made last week, and a solution
reached on the difficult problem of
policing the territory during the vote.
Both Hungary and Yugoslavia, at
a session of the League’s Council last
night, approved a resolution “deplor
ing" the assassination of King Alex*
ander of Yugoslavia at Marseilles
Not a dissenting vote was cast.
Hungary was asked, in a tactful
way. to take “punitive action against
any authorities whose culpabilities
have been established,” and to “com
municate to the Council the measures
which it takes to this effect.”
, Both Yugoslavia, which had charg
j ed Budapest with complicity in tne
j assassination by harboring terrorists.
; and Hungary appeared satisfied.
Statesmen of major European pow
; ers were vastly relieved when the
| governmen at Budapest after study
ing a draft of the agreement, instruct
(Continued on Page Four)
WAR DEPARTMENT
HELPED DUPONTS
Reserve Army Materials Of
fered To Help Fill Japa
nese Orders
| Washington, Dec. 11,—(AP)—Testi
mony was presented to the Senate
Munitions Committee today that the
DuPont Powder Company arranged
with the War Department in 1922 to
get reserve army materials to make
t cartridges for sale to Japan,
i Major K. K. V. Casey, DuPont, sale*
| director, testified thuc after arrange
-1 ments were made with the govern
ment, the company found it could get
the materials elsewhere.
“But you had made the arrange
ments with the department to get the
supplies from army reserves?” Sen
; ator Clark. Democrat, Missouri ask
■ ed.
“Yes,” Casey replied. ‘‘The army
was willing to help us to tide us over.”
Casey explained the company ar
i ranged to get 160.000 rounds of am
| munition from army reserves to fill
the Japanese contracts.
newsmen how many bullets were
found in “Baby Face” after his en
counter with Justice Department
agents. He called the national crime
conference now in progress.
Then the Treasury got busy, Mor
genthau announced a fight to the fin
ish on bootleggers. The progress of
this drive is announced regularly.
Internal Revenue detectives made
new efforts to get gangster aveders
of income tax laws. When “Dutch”
Schultz surrendered in New York last
week, the Treasury said the last of
the big racketeer-income tax cases
was nearing conclusion.
ON HUNGARIAN-YUGOSLAV border
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Above is the market place at
Szeged, Hungary, which is crowd
ed to capacity, as pictured, now
that many of the 27,000 Hun
garians expelled from Yugoslavia
are using it as a haven, it is lo
New Money Given
For School Buses
Washington, Dee, 11 (API —The
Public Works Administration an
nounced today the grant of $183,600
allotted to the North Carolina
State School Commision for con
struction of 750 school buses had
ben increased to $197,000 to cover
increased cost of construction
iobSSis
Growers Over State Voting
on Control of Produc
tion for 1935
College Station, Raleigh. Dec. 11-
Tar Heel tobacco growers began vot
ing in the Kerr-Smith referendum
this week, E. Y. Floyd, of State Col
lege, said today.
In each county, he said, the farm
agents will se the day for voting,
which must be some time between
now and December 20. Polls will be
set up in each community so that
every grower will have a chance to
vote.
Throughout each county, the voting
places will be open for one day. In
addition, one poll in every tobacco
(Continued on Page Three)
Business Is
Better Over
Cotton Area
College Station, Raleigh. 11—A
marked improvement in business
conditions of the cotton belt has ac
companied the rise in farm income,
says Dean I. O. Schaub, of State Col
lege.
The cotton farmers’ cash income
from lint, seeded, and benefit pay
ments during the first nine months!
of this year was 36 per cent higher
than the income for the correspond
(Continued on Page Four)
PUBLISHED EVERY AFTBRNOOH
EXCEPT SUNDAY,
cated on the Hungarian-Yugoslav
ian border. Below is the vital
spot not far from Szeged that
marks the triple boundary of the
two aroused countries and Hu
man ia. i
Ann Cannon
May Aot Get
Huge Estate
Only Relatively
Small Personal
Holdings Due,
Court Clerk Thinks
Winston-Salem, Dec. 11.—(AP;-*.
Only the relatively small personal es
tate of Smith Reynolds is subject to
North Carolina’s intestate laws and
the trust fund left him iby R. J. Rey
nolds, Sr., is not subject to distribu
tion under these law’s, Clerk of the
Court William E. Church stated today.
The trust itseir is entirely separate
from an “estate.” and its distribu
tion will be governed by the terms
of its creation —in this case the will
of the late R. J. Reynolds. If the
will of Smith Reynolds, filed in New
York in 1931, and already contested,
is declared invalid, then the $25,000,-
000 trust fund w’hieh is not an “es
tate,” according to Mr. Church, will
be distributed under the original Rey
nolds will in the absence of any fa
mily agreement.
This will provides that Smith Rey
nolds should receive his share of the
trust estate when he became 28 years
of age. If he died before attaining
this age, then the trust would foe di
vided among his issue on the date he
would have become 28. In the event
'Continued on Pajte Three. 1
(II) Shopping
dtiijs till
Christmas
i 6 It
loday
TWO SECTIONS.
FIVE CENTS COPV
ISSpeLre
NEAR ZERO WEATHER
Many Guests of Lansing,
Mich., Establishment
Jump to Streets,
Others To River
MANY LEGISLATORS
AMONG THE GUESTS
Had Gathered At State Cap
ital for Special Session; In
tense Cold Causes Tremen
dous Suffering Among Sur
vivors Who Escape
Lansing-, Mich., Dec. 11.—(API—An
early morning- fire in zero weather
turned the Kerns hotel here into a
death trap today, and, with twelve
known dead, police and firemeo pre
dicted that the number of fatalities
might reach forty.
Their escape out off by the flames,
many guests jumped from upper win
dows. some to the street, others into
the Grand river, which flows at the
rear of the hotel. A score of more
of the guests were legislators here for
a special session.
Five of the known dead drowned.
Five others died of injuries suffered
in leaping to the street. F'leeing wit
nesses told of stumbling- over th«*
body of David Monroe, the assistant
hotel manager, who apparently died
of suffocation or injuries.
An incomplete list of injured in hos
pitals stood at, 27.
No complete list of missing could
be compiled because tbo hotel records
including the register apparently wer®
destroyed. Police and firemen, how
ever, isaid they beli-aved the hotel
ruins, still blazing fitfully, and too
hot to permit investigation, contian
ed probably 20 ibodiOs, and that pos
sibly almost as many drowned in the
river.
State Senator John Leidlein, of
Saginaw, was missimg, and a fellow
legislator who pounded at his dooi*
with the flames ticking up at his
heels, said he was unable to arouse
him. Apparently he perished.
Tt was apparent that with the hotel
records missing, it might be days be
fore the full extent of the tragedy
could be told.
Intense cold, only a few degrees
above zero, added to the suffering of
the guests who were injured, and
those who fled in scanty attire. The
fire was discovered about 5:30 a. m.
on the second floor of the hotel iby
a watchman for the Lansing State
Journal, whose building is nearby.
The cause had not be ascertained, but
early reports were said it started iu
a guest room.
LINER RAMS FERRY
IN FRISCO HARBOR
San Francisco, Cal., Dec. 11 (AP)—-
The coastal liner Kuth Alexander,
bound in from Seattle, rammed the
ferry boat Calistoga in the bay here
today, but apparently no one was in
jured.
State Near
The End Os
Grice Trial
Defense Expeted To
Offer Its Testimony!
Speedily at Golds
boro ! f
Goldsboro, Dec. 11 (AP) —Several
witnesses went back to the stand to
complete State’s evidence today In the
trial of Mrs. Ruby Grice and her
brother, Donald Sasser, charged with
complicity in the slaying of the wo
man’s husband, for whose death one
man already is scheduled to be elec
trocuted Friday.
Sheriff Paul Garrison took the stand
again after leaving it last night when
court adjourned. He testified as to
investigation and following up of
clues which led to arrest of Rufus
Hatterfield. the man under death!
sentence.
The prosecution rapidly neared the
end of its case as the morning wore
on. with indications the defense would
plunge immediately into evidence
tending to refute charges that thb
30-year-old widow and her brother
had anything to do with the ambush*
ing of Herbert Grice, an iron worker*
at his home here the night of October!
22, 1933.
Satterfield was the State’s star wit*
ness yesterday, being brought herd
from State’s prison at Raleigh to give!
his testimony, ,

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