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GATEWAY TO CENTRAL CAROLINA TWENTY-SECOND YEAR LEAGUE OF NATIONS SESSION SEEN WITH ITALY WITHDRAWING Conciliation Commission Fails To Iron Out Dis pute Between Italy and Ethiopia COUNCIL DECIDED MAY 25 ON COURSE Provided Then, for Special Session July 25 if Dispute Continued; Row Has AL ready Gravely Affected Commission Studying Eco nomic Blockades Geneva, July 9. —(API —Italian cir cles predicted today that Italy would resign from the League of Nations if a special session of that body were called on the Italo-Ethiopian conflict —but a special session appears like ly because of the breakdown in the conciliation commission proceedings. A resolution adopted by the League Council May 25 provided a special ses sion of the Council should be called July 25 if the Italo-Ethiopian arbi trators fail to reach an agreement ana fail to appoint a fifth arbitrator to act as umpire. It also provided for a council ses sion August 25. at all events if the dispute had not been settled by that time Todav the Italio-Ethiopian concilia tion commission, meeting at Schoeven ingen. Netherlands, decided to sus pend its session indefinitely. The com mission members arranged to depart immediately. It was not immediately clear wheth er the commission, in deciding to ad journ indefinitely, intended not to take up the problem of arbitration or of naming a fifth member. If this should prove to be the case, the Council will have to decide wheth er it should meet before August 25 to deal with the dispute. The dispute between Italy and the African empire already has gravely affected the work of economical fin ancial experts, who are meeting here privately to study the feasibilb/' ot imposing, economic and financial pen alties on nations endangering peace through the repudiation of interna tional treaties. GASION iSSEEKING ' FRED ERWIN BEAL Solicitor Sends Papers To . New York for 1929 Com munist Fugitive Gastonia. July 9 (AP)—Solicitor John G. Carpenter last night wired Fo’ice Commissioner Louis Valentine of New York City asking for the im mediate arrest of Fred Erwin Beal, fugitive from justice from this State and renorted to have returned to this country after an absence of several years in Russia. Beal is under a 17-to-20-vear sent ence in the North Carolina State Pri son following his conviction, along with six others of the slaying of Chief of Police O. F. Aderholt here during the riot of June 6, 1929. during a communistic strike at the Loray mil!. Solicitor Carpenter has already mailed the legal copies to the New Fork police deoartment, and when and if Beal is arrested will ask Gov ernor Ehringhaus to request his extra dition. 5 Projects Under PWA Are Passed loan Announces Two School an d T hree Sewer Jofc>£ L nder Federal Plar Raleigh, July 9—(AP) —George W Coan, Jr., State works progress aa ministrator, said this afternoon thal bad approved the first five WPA Projects for North Carolina. Coan would not say where the pro jects are located but two are school; estimated to cost upwards of $500,000 the other three are for improv sewers Herman G. Baity. Stat< Public works engineer, will release de tails of the projects, Coan said. Requests for approval of projetc; to use $1,500,000 in works progress _. TContinued sn Page 22iree>. J iimtiuprsnn Bituu Btsmrtrlr ONLY DAILY NEWSPAPER PUBLISHED IN THIS SECTION OF NORTH CAROLINA AND VIRGINIA. i In Ethiopian Crisis ffl ' H A iplf < Wm. Perry Georg# Wm. Perry George, American Charge D Affaires at Addis-.Ababa Legation, has warned all Americans to leave Abyssinia pending outcome of present crisis. State Department records show approximately 125 United States citizens in Abyssinia 110 of whom are listed as mis sionaries. iCentral Press) i Roads Push $10,000,000 Upkeep Plan State Highway Com- I mission Completing Plan for Highway Maintenance Work Djifiy B«rea«, ■ In tfcr S|r Walter Hotel, Ri J BASKERVILL. Raleigh. July 9—Plans for the new i $10,000,090 a year highway mainten ance. program are rapidly being com pleted by the State Highway and Pub lic Works Commission, as a result of the new* appropriation made by the 1935 General Assembly which became available July 1, Chairman Capus M. Waynick said today. This new appro priation of $10,000,000 a year for main tenance will not only make possible the employment of more men by the ’ maintenance division, but will make possible a wage scale increase through out the maintenance division, Way nick pointed out. The new wage scale for the different classifications in the maintenance division will be ; completed and ready to announce in ’ a few days. ' a substantial amount of mainten ; ance work has already been done dur ing the past four months as a result r of the $3,000,000 emergency appro- L ipriation for maintenance made by the (Continued on Page Sfcr.) I Greene and Rockingham Holding Referendums on Legalizing Sales St Raleigh, July 9 (PP>—' The liquor 1 store referendum authorized by the 1935 legislature for 18 North Caro lina counties were wound up today § with elections in Greene and Rock ingham counties. -» With the result in the last two 1 counties to vote undetermined, until a tabulation of votes tonight, the re r. suit of the referendums thus far - showed fifteen counties for liquor con t fro!, the vote in one still undetermm. A ed, and the election in another re strained. >« Regardless of the outcome of the s Gresge county referendum, liquor 3 stores cannot be opened in that coun ty until the State Supreme Court e passes upon the constitutionality of i- the county control liquor act. Judge J Paul Frizzelle sometime s ago restrained officials of Greene and is New Hanover counties from opening the stores, although he refused -o in terfere with the elections. > LfBASED WIRE) BBRVICB 09 THE ASSOCIATHD PRESS. HENDERSON, N. C. TUESDAY AFTERNOON, JULY 9, 1935 FLOODS IN CHINA AS DROWNING RAIS Little Handful of American Missionaries Stick by To Give Pitiful Bit of Relief EFFORT MERE DROP OF GREAT DISASTER Juncture of Lake and River Creates Span of Water Whose Shores Can’t Be .Seen from Tallest Build ings; 100,000 Buildings Al ready Under Water Changteh Hunan Province China. July 9 (AP)—-A handful of American missionaries struggled today to give aid in this city ■'where rising flood wa ters have trapped hundreds of thous ands of persons like rats. The Associated Press is able to send to the world this story of heroism and |suffering through telegraph lines which are operating only at intervals. The flood waters of the Yunan river and Tung Ting lake combining have converted the outer city and the sur rounding area into a great lake, the shores of which cannot be seen from the highest buildings here. It is nearly midnight as this is be ing written and already 100,000 hous es in the city are buried under the water. The A.merican Northern Presbyte rian missionaries are attempting to dispense whatever relief is possible, but their efforts are merely a drop in this ocean of disaster. Numerous buildings of this mission are among those already under ten feet of water, but those remaining are being kept in use by the missionaries. The attic of one mission residence which still remains above water is where the missionaries are attempt ing to live. They enter and leave their tiny shelter by boat. Thus far, no pestilence has broken out. but no one dares envisage what is coming when the waters begin to recede. Every dyke protecting the city and the low lying farm lands around about, with one exception, has broken. CARTERET COUNTY WET BY 3-2 TOTAL Beaufort. July 9 (AP) —Final of ficial returns on Saturday’s prohi bition referendum today showed the wets had carried Carteret county 1,547 to 1,004, and the board of county commissioners announc ed immediately they would meet tomorrow to appoint a control hoard and arrange for opening of a liquor store within a week. 7 More Cases Os Paralysis Are Reported Raleigh, July 9. —(AP) —Seven new cases of infantile paralysis to make 327 this year, with all but 15 of them since May 1, were reported to the State Board of Health today, but the disease continued sharply centralized in the middle of the State. Though one of the new cases came from New Hanover county, in tne coastal resort section, it made only three original cases on the seashore during the break. Previously New Hanover had listed one and Dare county had also listed one. In addition to the New Hanover case, these listed today came, two each from Franklin and Warren counties and one each from Granville and Northampton. Huey Long, In Radio Talk Lasting Two Hours, Brands Roosevelt Liar and Fakir New Orleans, La., July 9 (AP) —In j a stinging late night oratoria! out burst last night, Senator Huey P. j Long branded President Roosevelt a “Har and a fakir.” Riding the crest of another surge of legislation which gave him unpre cedented control over the common wealth, the Louisiana “dictator” tore into the President and his New Deal with a personal denunciation un matched in previous attacks on the Roosevelt administration. Senator Long poured his scathing attack on the President into a radio hook-up covering most sections of Louisiana and lasting well over two hours last night. He not only called the President a “liar and a makir/’ but invited the Rallies the Rich > \.. !-•: - y - '.s. is.:;; • • j*v id mmm&rnW s> Charles H. Sabin, Jr. Charles H. Sabin, Jr., son of Mrs. Charles H. Sabin who worked ac tively for repeal, is chairman of committee, including some of the wealthiest families, being formed to lobby for lower income taxes, abolition of nuisance taxes and cuts in governmental expenditures. (Central PressJ M illTcSy Williams Says F armers May Pay $2 or $3 for Every . Dollar Benefit HE ANSWERS FORSTER •Says State College Economist Has Facts Wrong; Denies Control Would Be Lost; Says Of ficials Are Subtle In the Sfr Wnlter Hotel, Dully Dispatch Bureau, AY ,f. C. HASKERVILL. Raleigh, July 9. —The changes be ing proposed in the agricultural ad justment act, now being considered by the Senate in Washington, may resuTt in requiring the" t *bacco far mers to pay two or three dollars for every dollar of additional benefit they may get under the proposed new plan, S. Clay Williams, former presi dent of the R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, pointed out in a statement in which he takes vigorous issue with Dr. G. W. Foster of State College here, in which Dr. Foster maintained that the consumers have borne the cost of all processing taxes so far and will continue to do so, Mr. Williams' contention is that the farmers have borne a part of the cost and that the newly-proposed plan of applying processing taxes after the price of a product—in this case, tobacco —has gone above parity and stabilized it l('onUnii«l on P«e b Two) Not Guilty Plea Made by Goodrich In Gallaher Case Detroit, Mich., July 9 (AP)—Morton Ward Goodrich pleaded innocent to the murder of Lillian Gallaher at his arraignment today in recorder’s court. The plea obviously took the court and the crowd of spectators by sur prise. A gasp went up as Goodrich, his knees shaking, told Judge Thomas H. Cotter that he pleaded innocent and that he wanted the court to name an attorney to defend him. Judge Cotter ordere dthat the for mer trap drummer, who has confessed slaying the eleven-year-old girl, be given a routine examination. Good rich was led out of the court room immediately. Mrs. Goodrich was not brought into court with her husband. Goodrich, who has said he was “an xious to get it over with,” gave no ex planation of his plea. In Radio Talk 1 chief executive to take issue with him. I “Franklin Delano Roosevelt is a liar ) and a fakir,” the Louisiana senator I roared into the microphone “and let them indict me for that and I’ll prove him a liar." Interspersed with long personal at tacks on the President was another verbal tirate against his Louisiana po litical enemies and a review of the work of the recent legislative session, at which the “dictator’s” submissive General Assembly brought his control over the State to an almost . unpre cedented degree. Dong’s blast against the President came during a discussion of old age age pensions and was followed by sharp pokes at the chief executive on his tax-the-rich and relief pro grams . LIE FREEL Y GIVEN AS UTILITIES BATTLE IS PRESSED IN CONGRESS German 1935 Navy Plans Call For 28 Submarines Partial Replacement Os Dreaded U-Boats of World War Permitted in Agreement THREE OF NEW ONES ALREADY LAUNCHED Two Battleships of 26,000 Tons Each and Two 10,000- Ton Cruisers Also Planned To Be Built This Year; 16 Destroyers Also on the 1935 . Program Berlin, July 9.—(AP) —Germany concentrated her new naval building program today on submarines—the dread U-boat of the World War, for bidden t 0 the Reich by the Versailles treaty. A communique based on Germany » naval agreement with Great Britain disclosed that 28 submarines are pro vided for in the 1935 naval building program, three already launched. The program also included construe tion this year of two battleships, each of 26,000 tons displacement, and arm ed with 28 centimetre guns; two cruisers each of 10,000 tons displace ment and carrying 20 centimetre guns and 16 destroyers ot 1,625 tons, with 12.7 centimetre guns. Rail Bus Strikes Brick Truck Near City of New Bern New Bem,i July 9-—'CAP) —Eingi- neer Nat Russell of the Norfolk Southern rail bus and ten other per sons were injured about 10 o'clock this morning when the rail bus 'mllid ed with a truck lorded with brick at a crossing, three miles west of h°i©. Russell’s injuries were chiefly burns from acids from wet cell batteries. No one else was seriously injured, but both conveyances were badly wreck ed. HOUSE’S VOlEll^ Despite Congress Moves, . Economic Crisis, to Most Folk, Still Remains By! LESLIE EICHEL Centra! Press Staff Writer New York, July 9. —Away from the scene at Washington,! among the large mass of people, the events ot today do not seem so neatly disposed of as writers at the capital would make it appear. There are surging movements that no Washington decree will, in the ul timate, affect. That those movements! may be guided is another matter. The economic crisis, to the large mass of the people, remains. And a careful study of history, par ticularly American history, discloses that it is the economic urge which invariably has shaped political de velopments. PEOPLE NOT AROUSED Some of the more atute politicians have found that the people did not rise emotionally to the revolt of the House of Representatives against President Roosevelt on the public utility holding company bill. Here were the federal officeholders most closely associated with the peo ple (elected every two years) reas serting their power. But there was neither acclaim nor disclaim—at home. On the contrary, people continued to discuss the chief issue (in their minds) —economic freedom. For them, there remained dissatis faction both with Congress and the President —not for attacking econo mic problems more vigorously. When representatives tried to ex plain they were not “bribed” by pow er interests, they were making no im (Con tinned on Page Three* "WEATHER FOR NORTH CAROLINA. Generally fair tonight and Wed nesday, preceded by local thun dershowers this after-noon or ear. ly tonight in east portion; slightly cooler tonight in extreme south west portion. FDBLJSHHD EVHJRir AFTHJINOOH IXCIPT SUNDAY- Rallies G. O. P. ..—a ' ■>** fit ; Jfi ~ if I§/ George H, Bender Chairman pro tem of Cleveland R©* publican conference, similar to re cent “Grass Roots Convention,” i* George H. Bender, former Ohio state senator. Ten thousand dele gates from all over East rallied to call. NEWYORKFLMO DEATHS REACH 37 While Relief Is Sent Stricken Area, Middle Coast Area Is Struck (By the Associated Press.) As the State of New York rushed relief to up-state areas devastated by floods, cloudbursts elsewhere down the Atlantic seaboard increased the menace from high waters! In New York State, with the death toll at 37, eight persons were still missing. Property damage was esti mated early at ten million dollars. Although heavy rains held on, the Susquehanna river was receding. But down the Susquehanna toward Chesapeake Bay tribitaries of the river were running over their banks. Cloudbursts in northeast flaryland washed out a section G s the'Pennsyl vania railroad tracks near Havre de Grace, delaying traffic for more than an hour. A highway bridge was car. ried away and 'more than 300 houses in Havre de Grace and Elkton were flooded. The high waters spread into north east Philadelphia when Frankford creek, a tributary of the Delaware river, swept over its banks. FINAL ACTION SURE UPON POTATO BILL Washington, July 9.—(AP)—Repre sentative Warren, Democrat, North Carolina, said today he was informed by Chairman Jones, of the House Agriculture Committee, that the com mittee will meet tomorrow to take final action on the Warren potato control bill State Itself May Operate A.&N. C.Line Daily Dispatch Bnrtai, In the S»- Walter Hotel BY 3. C. BASKERVILL. Raleigh, July 9.—The “Mullet” rail road, as the Atlantic and North Car olina line from Goldsboro to More head City has been known for years, will either be re-leased to the Nor folk Southern, former lessee which has recently made a new offer to re-lease ther oad. or will be operated independently as a bridge line by the officers and directors of the Atlantic and North Carolina Railroad, Gover nor J C. B Ehringhaus indicated to day. The governor said that officials of the Norfolk Southern had confer red with him in Morehead City last (Continued on Page Three). 6 PAGES TODAY FIVE CENTS COPY MAINE REPUBLICAN SHOUTS EPITHET AT AIEO W FOR RFC Brewster Tells House Com mittee Corcoran Had Threatened Cutting off of Money CORCORAN DECLARES CHARGE UNFOUNDED “You’re a Liar” ? Congress man Shoots Back at Admin istration Agent; Senate De bates Its. Action on Bill; House Argues Over TVA Amendments Washington, July 9.—(AP)—The lie was passed today as tempers flared and frayed nerves strained in the rag ing utilities dispute in Congress. Climaxing the opening day of a House investigation of lobbying for and against the utilities holding com pany bill, Representative Brwester, Republican, Maine, shouted, “You’re a liar,” at Thomas Corcoran, R. F. C. attorney. Corcoran, on the stand before the rules committee, had just characters ized as “baseless” Brewster’s charge that he had threatened that work would be halted in the Passamoqued dy power project in Maime if Brew ster voted against an administration sponsored provision in the utilities bill for mandatory abolition of certain holding companies. Preceding him as the first witness, Brewster had related the aceu9sation made originally on the House floor which precipitated the investigation. The hotly disputed utilities issue al. so was before both chambers of Con gress. The Senate expected to decide to day or tomorrow whether it would accept the House action in eliminat ing the mandatory abolition feature of the holding company bill. The House entered the final stages of a debate over controverted amend ments to clarify and strengthen the powers of the Tennessee Valley Au thority. Unanimous decision to limit the taJt bill to levies only on individual and corporate incomes, inherTTances and gifts was reached by the House Ways and Means Committee. Proposals for broadening President Roosevelt’s tax program to include sales taxes, other "nuisance” levies, as well as other revenue problems were discussed before the decision was reached to confine the legislation to the point outlined originally by the President. Cotton Tax Restrained By Hayes Greensboro. July 9 (AP) —Ord- ers temporarily restraining collec tion of cotton processing taxes were signed by Judge Johnston J. Hayes in the Middle District Fede ral court here Monday afternoon in relation to eleven manufactur ing concerns. The orders are re turnable before Judge Hayes in Wilkesboro July 18. Louisiana Militia Is Withdrawn Baton Rouge, La.. July 9.—(AP) — Martial law was endei today in Louisiana’s State capital. The military rule which has exist ed in East Baton Rouge parish sirtce January 25 was terminated when the last handful of Guardsmen on duty relinquished supervision of the parish court house and evacuated the Capi tol. Their departure followed revocation yesterday by Governor O. K. Allen of his martial law proclamation issued six months ago when Senator Huey. P. Long charged that poltical foes and the Standard Oil Company had plot ted to kill him.