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HENDERSON
uatioway TO
central
CAROLINA
TW ES TY-SECOND YEAR
NRA LABOR SECTION HELD UNCONSTITUTIONAL
Liquor Bill Debate
Put Off To Tuesday
By Vote Os Senate
Members Refuse To Put On
Show of It Before Crowd
ed Galleries At
Night Session
STRONGER BEER IS
DEFEATED IN HOUSE
Rut Measure Will Probably
Be Revived Tomorrow;
Anti Rabies Bill Is Passed
by Wide Margin in House;
Morrison To Address Leg
islators Tonight
n,U::.h Feb. 27.—(AP>—The legis
■ cun. 1 'oiluy postponed until Tuesday
c Au.-t any debate on the Hill bill
:C> a State system of liquor
•Tort*?*.
Th* Mi.use debated increasing - the
„yi alcoltolic content of beer to five
■ i - • and passed on second reading
I -- . - ! ner bill to require the inocula-
C o - ' 'ill dogs in the State against
rabies.
Much interest was manifested In
joint session tonight which will
•• ifldicssed by Cameron Morrison.
• Charlotte. former governor and
itiator.
Each division of the legislature pas
• 1 many local and minor bills.
> utor Hill, of Durham, atjthor of
liquor measure, asked that con
•ill-ration of his bill on the Senate
fuor he carried over until Tuesday.
7'. 1 ■<■ Senate supported him.
A move to make the whisky bill a
•i rial order for Tuesday night.
• ’ - -ored by Senator Teague. o f
Wayne, 10-t. as Hill. Senator Bell, of
Mc< klon vii g and Senator Dunn, of
'Mean, argued against "making a
• '•'< -how of legislation."
Th" three opposing solons argued
was ‘•hard" to conduct business in
(Continued on l’age Eight)
SOCIETY BRIDE DIES
OF MONOXIDE POISON
Mrs. |l, llredlcv Davidson, Jr.. Suc
cumbs at PiiiehurHt. Despite
Doctor's Efforts
I’lia hurst, Feb. 27. —i API — Mrs.
I 1 Bradley Davidson, Jr.. 22. of
•'•VhiiiKton. D. C.. the former Miss
vn Statler. heir of E. M. Statler. of
’’•jt•-1 fame, died here today at her
7 '."‘i home of what her physicians
rtibed as carbon nonoxide poison
ii-'ft
Tti'' .ride of less than two months
brought to the Moore county hos-
P i this morning shortly before 9
I ' ioek in an unconscious condition,
’ • ibeen taken from the driver’s
• v of hot automobile in her garage
y Bdgojwood. the winter home of the
I’'Vidsorj.il. ,
I" M. W. Marr, of the hospital,
d in -pite of two hours of effort
Mrs. Davidson’s life, she never
II g'-im d consciousness. He attribut
'd death to nonoxide poisoning.
M inquest, was expected to be held !
afternoon.
•■’neuds said thaht Mr. and Mrs.
1 a/Jley Davidson, in the company of
i ou.-e guests. Mr. and Mrs. Curtis
CiiampHigne. of New York City, had
•'Mend'd a charity ball at the Pine-
Country Club last night, going '
’•nrn there to a night club. They re
'u,ned to their home this morning.
DRIVER'S LICENSE
• BILL IS NOW LAW
-Senate Concurs in House
Amendments Drawing
Some of Its Teeth.
Dully H«r«iia,
■ n llie Sir Walter Hotel.
I::, ‘igh. Feb. 27. —The driver’s li
‘ measure became law in North
' dnii today despite the fact that
’ htbor. Senator Corey, of Pitt, pro
‘ d vigoiously against “the extrac
mne of its teeh.”
1; ii" am e. written for the most '
'W Senatoi Corey, who has long
--tudent of highway matters
v bo last session introduced un
:u|ly virtually the same bill,
-'end violently with amendments
I 'i to the trill in the lower house
1!l admittedly lessen the severity
n< act.
11 amendments to which Senator
objected were those which ;
j
ECoutinued on Page Eight)
Hcttbersnn Hailw Dtsuatrh
— ONLY DAILY NEWSPAPER PUBLISHED IN THIS SECTION OF NORTH CAROLINA AND VIrSnIA. *
LEASED wire service of
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS.
Babe Connects
This picture shows Babe Ruth,
greatest baseball star of all time, as
he left New York for an up-State
hunting trip. Don't know what his
luck, but he found plenty yesterday
when he landed a triple job with the
Boston Braves. National League team,
as vice-president, assistant manager
and player. It is rumored his salary
will be only the meagre sum of 525.000
a year.
Sales Tax Is
Written Into
Revenue Rill
Committee by Wide
Margin RejectsMc-
Donald - Lumpkin
Substitute Idea.
In the sjr Weller lintel.
Dully Di»|»(it«>li llnreiiif,
Raleigh, Feb. 27 The sales tax. with
exemptions removed, will be includ
eded in the revenue bill when it
loaches the floor of the House of Rep
lesentatives the last of this week or
the first of next week. A motion by
Representative Lumpkin, co-leader
with Dr. Ralph McDonald, of the anti
sales tax bloc, to remove entirely
from the bill the sales tax section,
was voted down by overwhelming
vote by the joint finance committee.
Immediately McDonald and Lump
(Continued on Page Five)
Armed Soldiers Protect
Huey Long’s Legislature
Political Circles In State Rocked by Resignation of
President Protem of Senate and Announcement of
His Successor To Qui t Politics for Good
Baton Rouge, La., Feb. 27.—<AP>—
; Soldiers with fixed bayonets toda>
guarded Huey Long’s special session
of the legislature as it speeded four
more of his laws to passage.
Eighty-seven measures were intro
duced with characteristic Huey gusto
when the two houses met last night.
The bills were sent to the House Ways
and Means Committee for consideia
tion today. 1
For the first time in history. Na
tional Guardsmen shouldered guns at
the assembly doors in Long’s $5,000.-
000 skyscraper capital. About 100 mui
! tiamen were on duty to preserve mai
tial law, declared after armed citizens
HENDERSON, N. 0. WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON, FEBRUARY 27, 1935
Etheridge To Die,
High Court Rules
Raleigh, Feb. 27.—(AP)—The ap
peal of Sidney Etheridge from a
murder conviction in Onslow coun
ty was dismissed by the State Su
preme Court today as it handed
down 39 decisions, the first of life
spring term.
Etheridge was sentenced to tin
electric chair following his convic
tion last July of the slaying of
Maiine Moore. He gave notice of
appeal to the Supreme Court, but
the appeal was not perfected.
The court, after the State moved
to docket and dismiss the appeal,
noted "no error’’ could he found on
the face of the record, and upheld
the conviction.
Under State law, Etheridge will
die Mareh 15 unless In* receives
clemency.
COMMITTEES ARE
STILL FAR APART
ON REVENUE BILL
Finance Committee Lacks
About $2,000,000 of
Having Enough to
Balance Desires.
SCHOOL INCREASES
NOT PROVIDED FOR
That Is, Not All of the Raise
Asked Has Been Obtained;
Changes on Floor of House
Probable for Both Meas
ures, Including Appropria
tions.
Daily l)is|t:i feh Iturenn,
In tin* Sir Walter Hotel.
IIV J. C. IIASKKK VIM,.
Raleigh, Feb. 27.—The joint finance
committees this morning told the joint
appropriations committees thaht it
had managed to find about 52.000.000
more revenue than was provided for
in the budget revenue bill, or approx
imately *31.500,000 a year instead of
$29,500,000 a year, the estimated yield
(Continued on Page Four)
JONAS’ BILL ONLY
ALTERNATIVE LEFI
Hill Himself Favors It If
Legislature Turns Down
His Measure.
In (be **jr Waller Hotel.
Daily Dispatch llurean,
nv ,». C. IIASKKHVIII,,
Raleigh, Feb. 27.—“1t has remained
for a Republican member of the Gen
eral Assembly to propose the only
logical move yet suggested as an al
ternate to my bill to establish a State
liquor control system,’’ Senator John
Sprunt Hill, of Durham, author of
the liqour control bill that would es
tablish State liquor stores, said toda>
in commenting on the bill introduced
by Representative Charles A. Jonas,
Republican, of Lincoln county. The
(Continued on Page Eight)
uprisings here several weeks ago.
Political circles were rocked last
night when Thomas B. Wingate re
signed as acting lieutenant governor
and president protem of the Senate,
and Senator James A. Noe. who was
named to succeed him, declared he
was “through” with politics after
completing his term in those offices.
Noe had been prominently mention
ed as Long's candidate for governor
next year. Wingate, who is 65 years
old. announced his resignation from
a hospital bed in Shreveport, telling
Governor Allen he felt his illness
made it impossible for him to con
tinue. He retained his >eat in the
Senate, However.
President Goes tor Sleigh Ride With Newlyweds
f *r*"v L. • . ■■ ■ 11 ——.
H' twcen conferences at his Hyde
Park, N. Y., home, President
Roosevelt finds time to rcla* ’with
Prohibition Vote
Ahead In Alabama
Birmingham, Ala., Feb. 27. (AP)
—Prohibition in Alabama today
pushed out in front by more than
2.1KH1 votes, with approximately 15,-
000 votes still to be reported as be
lated returns from yesterday’s
three-fold referendum rolled' in.
The vote on 1,530 out of 2,156
ballot boxes in the State gave mod
ification 82,370 and against 85,506.
The vote puts prohibition in
front for the first time "since early
rural boxes last night gave the dry
cause a slight lead.
Prohibition
Is Uncertain
In Alabama
i
I .ate Returns Whittl
ing Away Slim Ma
jority for Modifica
tion of Dry Law
Birmingham. Ala.. Feb. 27. —(AP)
The fate of prohibition in Alabama,
for 20 yea rs abone dry state, was in
i doubt today as the lead for repeal was
whittled slowly by late reporting bal
: lot boxes from yesterday’s three-fold
referendum.
Repeal, after lagging behind on
j early returns last night, jumped to
the fore. Then, the lead, after mount
ing to 12,000, was slowly whittled
down by the heavy dry vote from
northern Alabama.
The vote early today, with 1.259
(Continued on Page Five)
COLLEGES CANNOT
j CREATE A GENIUS
But They Offer Courses;
Genius Rises Because
It Excels.
By LESLIE EICHEL
Central Press Staff Writer
New York, Feb. 27. —Columbia uni
versity. home study department, has
sent a form letter to the writer of
this column urging him to take a
j course to learn how to write.
The letter intimates that this par
| ticular course can train persons to
| produce for any type of publication.
The writer of this column agrees
that he ought to learn how to write.
But can a person he trained to be
come a genius?
A MECHANIZED WORLD
Take it from this writer—who does
! some editing also—there is an over
-1 production of writing, too.
It all is mediocre writing.
The majority of it comes from per
i (Continued on Page Four)
| an old-fashioned sleigh ride. Pic- \
j tuied with him are his daughter,
I Anna, and new son-in-law. John |
Court’s Ruling On
NRA Brings Added
Worry At Capital
Heaped on Top of Efforts To
Get Huge Work-Relief
Bill Finally Straight
ened Out
I
ROOSEVELT RETURN
TONIGHT IS WAITED
1
i
Senators Who Voted Con
troversy Into Bill Propose
Passage of Relief Funds
Immediately and Thresh
ing Out Rest Later; Inter
ior Funds Boosted
AVashington, Feb. 27 (AP) Fresh
troubles for the administration—a
Federal court decision involving the
constitutionality of the controverted
labor clause of the recovery act— -came
today to plague Roosevelt leaders try
ing to rescue the $4.880.000.000 work
relief bill from a Senate deadlock.
In Wilmington, Del., a Federal
[Judge luled that Section 7-A of the
i NIRA. as applied to the Weirton
jSteel Company, was unconstitutional.
| and immediately the government
i made plans to appeal this latest set
back on New Deal legislation.
The Senate was in recess today, and
the important features involved in
the controversy over the work-relief
bill awaited President Roosevelt’s re
i turn to Washington tonight to see
j what his next move would be.
Meanwhile, the Senate forces which
voted the measure into the bill against
i the President’s wishes, proposed that
1 Congress vote funds at once to meet
f relief demands and take more time to
(Continued on Page Eight)
McCRACKEN SERVES
ONLY EIGHT DAYS
Washington. Feb. 27.—(AP) — Sit
ting in jail today. William P. Mc-
Cracken could take some comfort in
the fact that he will serve only eight
! days and 18 hours of his ten-day sen
tence for contempt of the United
; States Senate.
! Superintendent P. M. Rives, of the
| District of Columbia jail, where Mc
i Cracken was admitted at 4 p. m. yes
i terday, said that under the prison
rules the day of arrival and day of
departure are considered part of the
. sentence.
The Washington lawyer, who once
I was assistant secretary of commerce
for aeronautics, will be released at
10 a. m. Thursday, March 7, Rives
' said.
WCATHER
FOR NORTH CAROLINA.
Fair, slightly colder In central
and east portions tonight; Thurs-
J day fair, slowly rising tdmpera
[ ture.
PUBLISHED EVERY AFTERNOON
EXCEPT SUNDAY.
Boettigor, former Chicago news
paperman, who now is & movia
executive in New York.
Two Deaths From
Cold Over South
Atlanta, Ga., Feb. 27.—( AP)
| Two deaths in the South were at
tributed today to the current cold
snap, which caused widespread suf
fering.
The deaths were reported here
and at Macon, Ga. A 65-year-old
woman was found dead in the yard
of her residence here, and a news-
I paper route carrier died at Macon,
both apparently frozen to death.
A mail was picked up under a
viaduct here unconscious from ex
posure and carried to a hospital,
where his condition was said to
be serious.
SCHOOL STRIKE IN
CUBA IS GROWING
Meantime, President Men
dieta’s Cabinet Is Rap
idly Deserting Him
, Havana, Feb. 27.—(AP—The na
| tionwide school strike gained momen
-1 turn today amid explosions of bombs
and resignation of cabinet ministers.
Approximately 30 blasts occurred in
Havana during then ight, but no
casualties were reported.
President Carlos Mendieta's cabinet
lost two more members as the sec
retary of state and the secretary of
interior and justice handed over their
(Continued on Page Eight)
GOLD DECISION WAS
PUZZLE 10 EXPERTS
So If You Can’t Figure It
Out You Need Feel No
Humiliation.
By CHARLES P. STEWART
Central Press Staff Writer
Washington, Feb. 27.—Two or three
days after the U. S. Supreme Court
handed down its gold decision, no less
competent an authority than Presi
dent Roosevelt when asked, at one of
his press conferences, to comment on
the justices’ expressions of opinion,
answered that the administration’s
legal experts still would have to have
(CtUlMnued on Pare Five)
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IN WEIRTONSTEEL*
CASE THROWN OUT
Federal Judge Neilds In
Delaware Holds Section
7-A Unconstitution
al and Void
CAN BE REMEDIED,
DOUGHTON ASSERTS
Tar Heel Head of Ways and
Means Committee Predicts
Speedy Appeal to U. S.
Supreme Court, and Says
Objections Can Be Over
come by Congress
Wilmington, Del.. Feb. 27 <AP>
Federal Judge John E. Neilds today
declared unconstitutional and void
Section 7-A of the national industrial
recovery act and dismissed the gov
ernment’s suit for an iniunction a
| gainst the Weirt.on Steel Company.
Judge Neilds dismissed the govern
ment bill of complaint for an injunc
! tion to restrain the company from
alleged interference in its workers’
selection of collective bargaining re
presentatives.
Judge Neilds said:
“There is no showing on the part
of the plaintiff warranting the court
in issuing an injunction.
! “Section 7-A as applied to the de
fender and its business is unconstitu
tional and void.
“This opinion contains statement of
the essential fact and of the lap ap
t plicable thereto in conformity with
equity rule 70 1-2 .
i “The bill must be dismissed."
The government, in its suit, con
• tended the Weirton emnloyee repre
sentation plan, or so-called company
; union, did not constitute an adequate
arrangement of collective bargaining.
The Weirton case was generally re
i garried as one of the most important
I tests of the labor guarantee of the
national industrial recovery q.ct.
The government instituted th4>* pro
j eeedings nearly a year' ago and lost.
the first skirmish when Judjfc Ndllds
1 refused to issue a preliminary in June
, tion. holding that under the Nofris-
I LaGuardia act a hearing with wit
( nesses in open court was necessary.
The trial began last October and
lasted about seven weeks.
DOUGHTON SAYS CONDITION
BE OVERCOME BY CONGRESS
Washington. Feb. 27. (AP)—Francis
Biddle, chairman of the Labor Rela
j tions Boar d, said today he understood
( the government would appeal Eed
' eral Judge John T. Neilds’ decision
! in Wilmington that Section 7-A of
i the recovery act was unconstitutional.
as applied to the Weirton Steel Coin
' panv.
j The decision dismissing the govern
| ment’s petition for an injunction to
UVnitiniioil nn l-:(err
I South Has 1
Death From
Cold Wave
I
Newsboy Is Found
Frozen in Macon,
Ga.; Temperatures
: Will I .ift Tomorrow
Atlanta. Ga., Feb. 27.—(AP) — One
death was attributed today to the cur
rent cold wave in the South, whioti
the United States Weather Bureau
here predicted would lift tomorrow.
The death was reported at Macon.
Ga.. where a newspaper carrier was
found apparently frozen to death.
Except in the southernmost seo
| tion. the Weather Bureau said freez
ing temperatures would remain thro
ughout the day. “Much colder” was
forecast for the coastal region from
Washington southward for tonight.
! The flurries of snow seen in many
sections of the South were expected
to depart in the face of rising tem
peratures tomorrow. Generally fair
; weather was predicted for tonight.
The low temperatures swept into
most of the South suddenly last night,
the weather chart showing tempera
tures tumbled as much as 35 degrees
in some localities.
While winter’s front line assaulted
eastern states, temperate weather in
the van started to obliterate a snow
blanket and frigid temperatur that
i gripped the west and lari ns
! of the South,

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