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gateway to CENTRAL CAROLINA TWENTY-SECOND YEAR BODIES OF ROGERS AND POST COME HOME Alarms Os War Ring Throughout Western Europe MUSSOLINI FLATLY REJECTS PROPOSAL OF PARIS PARLEYS League of Nations May Be Unable To Survive Blow Dealt To It By Italians CRISIS RESEMBLES THAT BACK IN 1914 France Expects Loss of Italy’s Friendship As Sabres Rattle In Ethiopia and Hos-1 tilities in East Africa May Break Out at Almost Anyj Moment London, Aug. 19.—(AP)—Alarms or Tar rang through Great Britain today as its people .awaited Anthony Eden’s report on the torpedoed peace parleys in Paris The British press commented rtark !y on the possibility of war. and in formed sources saw in Italy's action a challenge the League of Nations may rut urvive. The British are eager to hear from their miniate” for League affairs the possible consequence-v cf Mussolini’s emphatic “No” to Anglo-French sug gestions for compromise But more Important, thev learn from him how far France will tack Britain in the critical League Councils sessions in Geneva Septem ber i. Britain is now convinced that II Duces blank rejection of any econo mic concession, i:i lieu of waging war in Ethiopia, hopelessly foreshadows Italy's withdrawal from the League unless the League weakly sidesteps its obligations under the covenant. This. Britain, and apparently France, is determined not to countenance. MOMENT FOR BEGINNING OF HOSTILITIES IS NEAR Rome. Aug. 19. —(API —The omin. ous moment when the Fascist mili tary might will be unleashed against Emperor Haile Selassie’s barefooted Ethiopian troops is not far distant, informed quarters forecast today. This opinion gained adherence hour ly as the nation primed for war and read somewhat disdaintfully of tne suspension of the Paris negotiations of the three powers. CRISIS RESEMBLES THAT IN 1914 BEFORE THE WAR Paris. Aug. 19—(AP; Europe faces a crisis like that of 1914, a high French official said privately today. The three-power Stresa front —Great Eritain, Italy and France —is unbrok en. he sadly admitted, and “France must resign herself to losing Italy’s friendship ” FOUR lie FOR PRESIDENT TALKED Lltra-Left and Ultra-Right Groups May Compete With Old Liners By C HARLES P. STEWART Washington. Aug 19.—Politicians generally speak of a third party next year as seemingly inevitable —and rnaybe a fourth party. The third party, they predict, will he ultra-leftist, though short of com munism in any or its forms. The fourth party, if there IS one, will be ultra-right, it is prophesied. Che fourth is not considered as r(-rt -.in as the third. Still, there is a faction which makes seem possible. For example, J re cfntiy talked with Col. Wuliuoi C. t'erilec a retired marine officer, who !s campaigning for South Cat "lina's -cnatoiial nomination in 1936, as an srq-N'w Deal Democrat. Senators Horry E. Byrd and Carter r D.as;; of Virginia and Senators Josiah Bailey of North Carolina and Wal- F. George of Georgia also surely rl .assify as Democratic anti-New Dealers, who might gravitate into a ’ninth party group. There are some northerners, too, might be conceievable recruits. LV’LRY alignment split Every alignment, however, is split, the southeast’s so-called “better 'mass (as witness Senator Carter nasx' position against all mass opin lon i n Virginia) is wholly contrary < r h»r.i ued on Page Three.) mvtxmt&tni Harm Utspafrir ONLY DAILY NEWSPAPER PUBLISHED IN THIS SECTION OF NUttTH CAROLINA AND VIRGINIA. * Wlß ® SBltviOH n r THAI ABBOCIATBD PMSBB. Coal Bill Passes In House And Is Sent To The Senate Fatal Flight Start and Route 1 Fairbanks] ■ W H I) HIM 1 The seaplane carrying Will Rogers and Wiley Post to Alaska and then . deaths leaves Seattle on the first leg of the fatal flight. Map shows flight » route and Point Barrow where crash occurred. (Central Press) No New Cases of Paralysis Listed •/ Raleigh, Aug. 19 (AP) —No new cases of infantile paralysis were reported to the State Borfd of Health over the week-end. Only one new typhoid fever suf ferer—from Durham county— was reported. TOO MANY TRUSTY PRISONERS ESCAPE Camps Warned No More Trusties May Be Made Without Permission Dally Dispatch Bnreaa, In the Sir Walter Hotel. BY J. C. BASKERVILL. Raleigh, Aug 19—Too many “trus ty” prisoners have been walking off lately without returning, with the re sult that the prison division of the State Highway and Public Works Commission has just cautioned prison camp superintendents again to the effect that they must not make pri soners trusties without having sunn action approved b the director of the prison division here. They were also advised against recommending any short term prisoners for trusties. (Camp superintendents and gang foremen were also instructed not to send even their most dependable trus ties to farm houses or springs to get drinking water for road gangs, since it is regarded as poor judment to al low trusties to get out of sight of guards. It was also pointed out that even a trust prisoner ma yield to th<* urge of temptation and make an ef fort to escape if allowed to get too far away from the guards. “We have had several cases recent, ly in which ‘trusties’ with excellent records have either escaped, attempt ed co escape or have committed acts they otherwise would not have at tempted if they had been kept under closer scrutin by the guards and su perintendents.” L. C. Whitley .assist ant superintendent of the prison di vision said today. “Some of these (Continued on Page Five.) Rural Electrical Lines Over State Will Be Planned Raleigh, Aug. 19.-(AP)-Power comnanv officials and members of the State Authority will confer here Wednesday to study the field for rural electrification lines in North Carolina and to try to line up initial projects so applications for Federal funds may ho speeded to Washington. HENDERSON, N. C. MONDAY AFTERNOON, AUGUST 19, 1932 September 16 Earliest Date Advisable, Due to Par alysis Situation Raleigh, Aug. 19 (AP)—Although there has been a sharp decline in in cidence of polyomyelitis, Dr. J. S. Kncx State epidemiologist, advised aeain today against the opening of any public schools in North Carolina before September 16, and in some sec tions before October 1. For the third day this month, there Kvere no new cases reported, and thus far in August only 61 have been listed, as compared with 229 in July, thus showing the decline of the dis ease. HOPSON’S TESTIMONY STORMY AND HEATED Washington, Aug. 19 (AP) —The Senate lobby committee examina tion of Howard C. Hopson became stormy and heated today as the questioning turned to the utility head’s profits from the Associated Gas and Electric System. Signing Os Relief Men Is Lagging In the Sir Walter Hotel. Uaily Diniinteh Bnreaa, AY J. C. MASKGRVILL. Raleigh, Aug. 19. —Registration of relief clients with the National Re employment Service, to be eligible for work on WJPA projects, amounted to only 62.533 this past week despite the fact that more than 200,000 persons are now on the State relief rolls, ac cording to figures obtained today from the office of Msr. May Thomp son Evans, State director of the Na tional Reemployment Service. The total unplaced balance in the files of the reemployment service last week was 142,533 But since the normal un placed balance before the registration of relief cases started was unusually about 80,000 the number of relief cases which haver egistered is de termined by subtracting 80,000 from (Continued on Page Three.) WEATHER FOR NORTH CAROLINA. Mostly cloudy, probably show ers tonight and Tuesday; not much change in temperature. CONGRESS MOVING FOR ADJOURNMENT OY THE WEEK-END House Does All It Can For Guffey Measure, Despite Doubts of Its Con stitutionality CONFERENCE GROUP STILL DEADLOCKED Senate and House Groups Unable To Agree on New Tax Bill; Roosevelt To Ad dress Y oung Democrats Over Radio Saturday Night; Meat Price Protest Made WasH.’mfton, Aug. 191—(AP) —.The House did all it could today to grant President Roosevelt’s request that tne Guffey coal stbailization bill be en acted regardless of doubts—“however reasonable" —as to- its constitution ality. It quickly passed the measure and sent it to the Senate where leaders have promised a vote before adjourn ment. The Guffey bill is designed to set up a “little NRA” with «. tax-en forced code over the soft coal indus try. The President has advocated it to obtain a new legal test of the gov. ernment’s powers. The vote was 195 to 168. While the House held debate lor a last-minute drive to enact the ad ministration program and congress home this week, members of both branches got together in another un successful effort to reconcile differ ences on the $250,000,000 tax bill. At the White House it was an nounced President Roosevelt would (Continued on Page Five.) North Carolina Bar’s Cruise Has Reached Halifax Halifax, Neva Scotia, Aug. 19 (AP) —The North Carolina Bar Associa tion’s convention cruise reached its northern terminus today and the law yers and their friends spent the day visiting Grand Pre in the Evangeline country, A special train carried the visitors the 70 miles through the Annapolis Valley, famed orchard country, from Halifax to Grand Fre. Members of the association reported fine weather on the northward trip from Norfolk, Va., which they left Saturday morning in the S. S. Re liance. Utility Fees Paid Lawyers Are Fabulous By LESLIE EICHEL New York, Aug. 19.—The list of lawyers who have received huge fees from utilities companies to represent them in Washington this year reads like a who’s who of barristers. The senate lobby investigating committee has the list. The $75,000 retainers seem numer ous. One thing seems certain—President Roosevelt will name none of these lawyers federal judges. (And that in clude j the highly-prized Supreme Cou „.) But there are plenty of federal dis trict judges on the bench now who were utilities company lawyers in tht* past. And they are there for life. STOCKHOLDERS “WORSE” Utility holding companies probably will have more trouble with stock holders than* with Congress. Stockholders in companies which (Continued on Page Tv/o.) Roger’s Widow « ■ ■■ . ~ • The mourning widow of Will Roger* is the former Betty Blake of Oolagah, Okla., whom he met at a “candy pull” and married in 1908. They have three children. (Central Press) stateTsseeking CHAIN SIORE LEVY ON LIQUOR STORES Some Counties Are Resisting But Others Are Paying Without Much of a Protest MORE THAN SINGLE STORE MAKES CHAIN Levy Is SSO Per Store Above One and Some Counties Have as High As Five — Revenue Department Ac tive in Trying to Get State’s Pound of Flesh Dftiiy J)>»pntrh Baream, In the Sir Walter Hotel. BY J. C LASKERVILL, Raleigh, Aug. 19.—The State De partment of Revenue is attempting to collect the chain store tax, Im posed by the 1935 General Assembly, on the county liquor stores in all counties which are operating more than one sfore, it was learned from a reliable source today. While re venue department officials refused to discuss the matter, they also did not deny that an esffort was being made to impose this tay in all counties in which more than one liquor store is being operated. In a few counties, the county com missioners and county liquor control boards are paying the chain store tax without any objections. But in some of the counties the boards of commissioners and control boards are vigorously objecting to’ the payment (Continued on Page Two.) Robeson Negro Is Sought For Crime Lumberton, Aug 19.—(AP) —Offi- cers, citizens, members of the State patrol and three airplanes searched today for Jim Watson, Negro farm hand, accused of attempting to attack criminally a four-year.old girl while a group of citizens reported they had wounded him as he fled from this section last night. A carload of citizens, a portion of a group of 300 in the hunt, told offi cers they fired on the Negro with a shotgun and wounded him in the arm on Lovett road, near here, but were afraid to follow him as he escaped. The Negro fled into the countysirte after the child told her father, J. B. Bruton of the alleged attempt. He was said to be armed with a pistol. PUBLIBHHD BJVHJItIc AFTHWNOOV IXCBPT IUNDIY JOE CROSSON WILL FLY FUNERAL PLANE TO SEATTLE TODAY For President »!* I*:*-#/ wHwJI m Ufa CoL Frank Knox Knox-for-President booms hav* been set going in New Hampshire and Illinois by Republicans, The publisher is now regarded as one of the leading contenders. Sales Heavy, Prices Good For Tobacco Averages As Good As Last Week and Some Blocked Sales as Week Begins Lake City, S. C., Aug. 19.—(AP)— Official season tobacco sales were given today as 3,667,808 pounds, sell ing at an average of $19.33 per hun. dred, slightly lower than last year’s to date, bu t pleasing to the farmers. LUMBERTON PRICES ARE AS GOOD AS LAST WEEK Lumberton, Aug. 19.—(AP)—Ap proximately 600,000 pounds of tobac co were reported on the Lumberton market today, with prices as good as last week. CHADBURN IS BLOCKED W ITH PRICES UP HIGHER Chadbourn, Aug. 19 (AP) —The to continued on Page Five.) Today the child was under care of ap hysician, while Sergeant F. R. Bell reported as false a report that friends of the Negro had taken him to South Carolina. Immediately after the child told her father of the alleged attack, said to have taken place about four weeks ago, Bruton sent his J. B. Jt., to guard the Negro. The son, carry ing two pistols, fired five shots at Watson as the Negro fled, but none was believed t 0 have hit him. Officers hunted the fugitive with bloodhounds throughout the aftet noon, but lost the trail, and during the night citizens, airplanes and State officers augmented the searching party. 8 1 PAGES , TODAY FIVE CENTS COPY Hour of Departure From Vancouver and Arrival In Seattle Is Kept Deep Secret SEATTLE AWAITING SAD HOME-COMING Meanwhile, Oklahoma, Na tivity of Both Notables, Who Died In Plane Crash in Alaska Thursday Night, Suggests Commemorative Postage Stamp Seattle, Wash., Aug. 19.—(AP)—The curtains of its passenger cabin close, ly drawn, Pilot Joe Crosson.’s plane bearing the bodies of Will Rogers and Wiley Post from their tragic air crash death in Alaska, arrived here at 9:15 a. m., Pacific time, from Vancouver, B. C. The plane landed at Boeing field, the municipal airport, in the southern part of the city. Without stopping his motor, after the plane had come to a halt, Pilot Crosson taxiied it into a United Air Line hangar at the side of the field. The hangar was completely sur rounded by State patrolmen, city po lice and Marine Corps reservists. A crowd of persons, some of whom had remained at the airport all night were at the field. Within the hangar Colonel Clar ence Young, Pacific coast manager of tjhe PankAmefrican Airwas, and Amon Carter, of Fort Worth, Texan, personal representatives and close friends of the Rogers famil, were a mong the group awaiting the plane’s arrival Earlier three morticians had arriv ed at the airport and had gone into the hangar. A group of civic representatives were at the field. Mayor Smith was expected here about noon, flying one of three planes back from Kansas City for a flying friend. Crosson’s 100-mile flight from Van couver was through the early morn ing haze. From Alameda, Cal., a large Doug las transport plane with a crew of five men aboard, was reported wing, ing its way north, due here about 11 a. m. or shortly after, to meet Crossoft’s plane. At Chicago today on the way by train, Will Rogers, Jr., spoke for his family aboard a private car, saying that a public funeral would be held Thursday in Los Angeles for his fath er. Young Rogers said that the body (Continued on Page Three.) STORM WARNINGS ON COAST ARE ISSUED Jacksonville, Fla., Aug. 19 (AP) —The Weather Bnjreau today is sued the following storm warn ings: ‘Advisory 10 a. m. Tropical dis turbances apparently of slight to moderate intensity central about 400 miles northeast of Curk's Is land, apparently moving north ward. Caution advised vessels near path.” PLANIiiOF NEW COTTON CROP American Cotton Coopera, tive Entrusted With Huge Cotton Movement New Orleans, La., Aug. 19. —(AP) — has given the Air.e:- ican Cotton Cooperative Association the job of performing the greatest cotton movement ever attempted, tho re-concentration of 2,000,000 bales of the staple before November 1- Small interior warehouses are bulg ing with cotton on which the gov ernment has lent the grower 12 cents a pound. Meanwhile, the new crop is coming along and room must be made to store it. The American Cotton Cooperative Association has undertaken the work of moving the loan cotton to large interior points and to the huge port warehouses.