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GATEWAY TO CENTRAL CAROLINA twenty-second yeah TOBACCO FARMERS PROTEST 10 GOVERNOR Smaller Nations Os Europe Backing Stand By Britain England Takes Strong Posi tion Against Italian Coin, quest of Ethiopian Country ITALY DETERMINED UPON WAR, HOWEVER Meantime, Spain Moves To Defend Her Possessions In Mediterranean: Efforts To Find Diplomatic Solution of Problem Continue, But Results Are Scant (By the Associated Press.) Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia added his gratitude today for Britain’s stand in the League of Na tions for a supporting movement given that stand by a group of Eu. rope's small nations. “The tide seems to have turned.” said the king of kings. “We face the future with renewed confidence.” Great Britain's opposition to ax* Italian conquest of Ethiopia was sup ported by representatives of the Netherlands, Belgium and Sweden, the latter apparently with the back ing of Norway and Denmark. Representatives of these countries told the Assembly of the League of Nations they decried armed invasion and announced they stood firmly for the League principle of non-aggres- Gion. Their speeches were considered af firmation of the British stand ex pressed yesterday by Sir Samuel Hoare, Brtiish foreign secretary. The cabinet of Spain decided in Madrid to increase its precaution re garding the Baelearis, the Spanish is land group in the Mediterranean. While the speeches were being made public in the League of Nations, efforts continued among League dip lomats to reach an agreement with Italy on a method of procedure by which the threat of war could be averted, but favorable reports on the progress of these negotiations were noticeably lacking. Despite these ef forts, military preparations went for. ward in the Mediterranean area. ITALY IS DETERMINED TO GO TO WAR REGARDLESS Rome, Sfcpfc. ljf.—(AP)—Wtell in formed ources said today that Italy will go ahead with her Ethiopian cam paign, no matter what attitude France may adopt. Although much anxiety is expressed on the eve of the projected speech by Premier Laval of France in the Lea gue of Nations, these sources said Hair was now determined not to swerve from a war regardless as in evitable. G. A. R. Votes for Joint Reunion at Gettysburg, 1938 Grand Rapids, Mich., Sept. 12. (AP) — The Grand Army of the Republic voted today, after a bit ter fight, to accept Pennsyivanias invitation to a joint meeting of Union and Confederate veterans in 1938 on the Gettysburg battle field. Confederate veterans last mon th voted to accept the invitation. Hopkins Is Winner Over Ickes Views President Leans To Idea of Jobs Where Possible, But Jobs at Any Price Hyde Park, N. Y., Sept. 11.—(AP) —President Roosevelt re-mapped hie gigantic worfcs relief program today ‘ o meet declared recovery conditions at a conference with his principal lieutenants. All chief, including the two op ponents, Secretary Ickes, public works administrator, and Harry L. Hopkins, works progress administrator, were (Continued on Page Four.) nw'iwtTOUlV, IH.W* •Hxmbersmt Haifa Dispatch ONLY DAILY NEWSPAPER PUBLISHED IN THIS SECTION OP NORTH CAROLINA AND VIRGINIA. MSRYICB 09 THHJ ASSOCIATED PRESS. First Dissenter? jj||l I. ■■ ' Jli : - J Allen J. Ellendor One of the chief contenders for the throne which was occupied by Sena tor Huey P. Long in Louisiana will be Allen J. Ellender, above speaker of the Louisiana house. Ellender desires to be elected governor. So do James A. Noe, lieutenant governor, and Wlade Martin, public service commis sioner. Governor O. K. Allen is ex pected to resign, whereupon Noe would become governor and would appoint Allen to fill Senator Long s unexpired term. This will give Noe an advantage in the gubernatorial primary, which Ellender probably will contest. t :sl Henry Rogers, Jr., Standard Oil Heir, Held for Death In His Home CHARGE IS TECHNICAL Evelyn Hoey, Famous on Broadway and in Paris, Is Found With Bul let Hole Through Her Left Side. Westchester, Pa., Sep-. 11.— (AP) — Chief County Detective Frances Grubb, said today Henry H. Rogers, Jr., held on a charge of suspicion of murder in the fatal shooting of torch singer Evelyn Hoey, would not be releas ed in bail, although District At torney William Parke had an nounced earlier Rogers would be permitted to post SI,OOO. Dowington, Pa., Sept. 12.—(AP)— Evelyn Hoey, blonde torch singer of Broadway and Paris, was found shot to death early today at the farm home of 29-year-old Henry H. Rogers, Jr., son of the late Standard Oil multi millionaire. Rogers was brought here on a tech. (Continued on Page Two.) A. & nUnager COMES NEXT WEEK H. P. Crowell Expected From Maine To Take Over State Railroad * Dally Dispatch Bireat, In the Sir Walter Hotel, B7 J. O: BASKERXILi). Raleigh, Sept. 12—The new general manager for the Atlantic and North Carolina railroad, better known as the “Mullet” line, will arrive here by the middle of next week to assume active charge of operating this rail road for the company in which the State of North Carolina owns 72 per cent of the stock, Governor J. C. B. Ehringhaus announced today. The new manager of the road is H. P. (Continued on Page Three), HENDERSON, N. C. THURSDAY AFTERNOON SEPTEMBER 12, 1935 Hauptmann Case Ruling Deferred • Trenton, N. J, Sept. 12.—(AP) —Chancellor Luther A. Campbell said the court of errors and ap peals would not rule today on the Bruno Richard Hauptmann case. The chancellor Haupt mann’s appeal from his conviction as the kidnap.murderer of the Lindbergh baby had not yet been considered in the court's confer ences, and lie did not know wheth er it would be discussed later to day during the opening conference session of the corut’s fall term. Tlie chancellor is the senior officer of the court. SLAYING OF IT NOW BEING BLAMED Congressional 'lnvestigation of Assassination Demand ed by Louisianan’s Friends STATE OFFICES ARE CLOSED FOR FUNERAL Governor O. K. Allen Pledg ed To Carry on Doctrines ol Late Dictator; His Enemiet Have Declared They Will Fight; Investigation Has Been Promised Baton Rouge, La., Sept. 12. (AP) —Leaders of the thousands who loved Huey Long proceeded today to bury the assassinated senator and then to charge there was conspiracy in the slaying. The Rev. Gerald L. K. Smith, chosen to deliver the funeral oration, first called for a congressional in ve tigation. He said laist night that he believed disclosure of the facts behind the killing would “shake the nation.” Long’s secretary, Earl Christen berry, expressed conviction that the senator’s assassin, Dr. Carl A. Weiss, had been chosen by lot. “I believe they drew straws and Weiss lost,” he said. The district attorney promised a thorough investigation. Every State office in Louisiana, was closed as the hour for the fun eral approached , but all was not peace on Louisiana’s political front. While the grave diggers spaded in to the moist soil of a sunken garden adjoining the sky-scraper capitol that Long built, as thousands file past his bier in the rotunda of that Cap itol, and other thousands swarmed into Baton Rouge for the funeral, friends and foes of “dictator” drew up battle lines for control of the State. Governor O. K. Allen, as titular head of the Long machine, is pledged to carry on the dr •'trines of the dic tator. His enemies have declared they will fight. But neither camp has divulged its strategy, if it has agreed on any. A raft of reports about likely political developments among the administra tionists went unconfirmed. The funeral was set at 4 p. m., cen tral standard time Simple was the ritual arranged for one of the most striking figures southern politics. 15,000 A Day Seek License For Driving Dally ntapntch Bareaa, In the Sir Walter Hotel. BY t C. nASKEBVILL. Raleigh, Sept. 12 —Applications for the new drivers’ licenses are being received by the Division of Highway Safety of the Department of Revenue at the rate of 10,000 to 15,000 a day, Director George Scott, of the account ing division said today. They are coming in so fast that the office force here is having difficulty in keeping up with them while the highway pat rolmen in all sections of the state are being swamped with requests for ap plication blanks from motorists. “While we are being deluged with applications for drivers’ licenses and having to work overtime to keep up with the thousands that are pouring in every day, we- are delighted at the response the people are showing and the apparent enthusiasm for the new drivers’ license law,” Scott said. “The (Continued on Page Three.) Ethiopian Planes Easy Prey for H Duce » wm ». w | Although these Ethiopian planes, lined up at Addis Ababa, make a brave display of fighting strength, avia* tion experts are agreed that they would be easy prey for Mussolini’s modern air force. ■ (Central Press) MEAT PRICES RISE IN STARTLING WAY DURINGTWO YEARS Sliced Bacon Leads With Jump of 94.9 Percent, While Lard Has Gone Up 122 Percent RETAIL FOOD COST IS UP 15 PERCENT South Atlantic States Have Seen Cost of Foodstuffs Jump 19 Percent; Fruits and Vegetables Only Group To Show Decline at 29.4 Percent Washington, iSept. 12.—(AP) —'The amount meat prices have increased in the last two years was tabulated to day by the Labor Department. Since August, 1933, the following average increases were reported: Sliced bacon, 94.9 percent; pork chops, 86.3; sliced ham, 59.5; chck roat, 51.3; plate beef, 60; rib roast, 42; round steak, 39,6; sirloin steak, 36.9; hens, 42.4; leg of lamb, 18.2; lard, 122.4. Retail food prices in general have gone up 14.9 percent. The department survey, covering 51 cities in every sec tion of the country, showe, but only a few items cost more than they did in August, 1930. Some sections reported far slighter gains than others, however. Prices in (Continued on Page Three.) STATE NOW RATES HIGH IN THE REA Rura|| Electrification Work Will Go Limit, Washing ton Asserts Dally D'vputch Bureau, In #Me SI- Walter Hotel, BY J. C, BASKERVILL. Raleigh, Sept. 12.—!The Rural Elec trification Administration in Wash ington, with the $100,000,000 at its disposal, stands ready and willing to assist North Carolina in every way possible to bring electricity, including electrical appliances, to the hundreds of thousands of people on farms and in rural sections which do not have electricity available, according to Chairman Dudley Bagley, of the North Carolina Rural Electrification Authority, following his return from Washington Wednesday. For while he received a very cool reception there two or three weeks ago, he was re ceived with open arms on this last (Continued on Page Three.) OUR WEATHER MAN FOR NORTH CAROLINA. Mostly cloudy tonight, Friday generally fair, slightly warmner in west portion. $100,000,000 Worth Os WPA Projects Are Sent Washington From State What Will Be Fate of These Applications or Federal Funds Only Time Can Tell FORTY PERCENT OF REQUESTS LIKELY State Believed Certain! of That Much of an Allotment From Huge Federal Works Program; Approvals Made on Basis of Jobs That May Be Provided Daily Dispatch Barcas, In the Sir Walter Hotel. BY J. C BASKERVILL. Raleigh, Sept. 12.—More than 2,000 projects aggregating fully $100,000,- 000, of which $75,000,000 is expected to be Federal funds, will be in Wash ington tonight ready for considera. •tion by the Works Administration and Administrator Harry L. Hopkins when the clock strikes midnight, the deadline for the submission of u£w projects by the 48 states, State WPA Administrator George W. Coan said this afternoon. This hatch of pro jects represents virtually all of the projects which have been submitted by the eight district directors in (Continued on Page Two ) Germany To Lose Tariff Benefits Because of Acts Washington, Sept. 12.—(AP)— Germany on October 15 will lose all tariff reductions granted by the United States in reciprocal trade pacts, official sources made known today, because of asserted persistent and flagrant discrimin ation against American imports there.. The termination of tariff bene fits attributed to the State De_ partment was interrupted as in stituting a new policy in Amer ican foreign trade. SB BYIIfR TO GATHER SUNDAY Berlin, Sept. 12.—(AP)— Reich fuebrer Hitler today called the Reich stag (Parliament) to meet Sunday in Nurnberg, where he is at present, "to hear a declaration from the govern ment.” Nazi headquarters at Nurnberg de clined to indicate what Hitler’s de claration would be. A foreign office spokesman stat ed: “The Reichstag meeting during the (Nazi) party convention and in the convention city is further testimony that the party and the state are iden tical.” . *! *K'KK The call to the Reichstag session was issued suddenly from Berlin this morning. _ _ - PUBLISHED EVERY AFTERNOON ttXCBPT MONDAY. Laura Engalls Is After New Record Los Angeles, Cal., Sept. 12. (AP) —Laura Engalls hopped off early today on a projected non stop flight to New York in an at. tempt to lower the west-east trans continental record of Amelia Ear hart. The diminutive aviatrix. who re cently made the first non-stop east to west cross-country flight by a woman, was determined to reach New York in less than 17 hours, seven minutes and 30 seconds, the time made by Miss Earhart. Miss Engalls’ plane took off at 5:44 a. m. ROOSEVELT TO IT BETTERPROTECTED Long’s Death Arouses Fears As To Cranks Aiming At President By LESLIE EICHEL New York, Sept. 12. —The silent masses will, as usual, decide the pre sidential election. And something is occurring that has 'begun to worry the more thought ful among the Republicans. Wages have been slashed hours have been lengthened, fingers have been snap ped at collective bargaining since the downfall of the NRA. And the em (Continued on Page Three.) vetelnstMgedy MAKES BONUS SURE Bungling Caused Hurricane Deaths; Will Pay To Ap pease Soldiers f - By CHARLES P. STEWART Washington, Sept. 12. —President ‘ Roosevelt plainly is under no misap prehension as to the political possi bilities of the heavy loss of World War veterans’ lives in the hurricane which recently swept the Florida keys It may prove to be a difficult trag edy to explain. The conseusus among American Le gion members with whom I have talk ed in Washington is that the ex-ser vice men were marooned as remotely as possible to prevent them from bonus.marching on the capital. Per haps that was not the administra tion’s real motive for concentrating them so far away, but it is widely so assumed. STORM’S APPROACH KNOWN? Anyway, why weren't they hustled to a safer area when warnings of the storm’s trend toward the south eastern coast were broadcast? Federal Emergency Relief Adminis trator Harry L. Hopkins, in charge Continued on Page Three.), 8 PAGES TODAY FIVE CENTS COPY 200 FROM WENDELL ABOUT LOW PRICES Rolesville Speaker Declares “We Feel Secretary Wal lace Has Let Us Down, Sold Out” GOVERNOR PLEDGES HIS BEST EFFORTS Suggests Statewide Mass Meeting Be Deferred To See What Happens In Middle Belt Next Week; Growers Declare Thay Had Been Led To Expect 21-22 Cent^ Raleigh, Sept. 12.—(AP)—Nearly 200 tobacco afrmers from the Wen. dell tobacco market met here this afternoon with Governor Ehringhaus due to low tobacco prices, and with leaders asserting “Secretary Wallace has let us down,” voted to canvass the situation in the State and pro bably hold a Statewide protest meet ing here soon. Z. B. Williams of Rolesville, who led the delegation hei'e, at one time said, in speaking to the meeting in the Hall of of the House of Repre* sentatives, that “we feel Secretary Wallace has let u« down and sold us out,” but, upon counsel of Governor Ehringhaus, retracted the “sold out” assertion. The farmers came from the Wen dell market after watching sales there this morning, Williams said. He added the average there today ap peared to he around 15 to 18 cents a pound. “We aren’t spoiled by the good prices of last yeai-, but we want and demand a fair price, and we had been led to believe we would get 21 or 22 cents a pound, but we are not getting it,” Williams said. Turning t 0 Governor Ehringhaus, Williams said he felt “this man has done more to Jxring about prosperity into our lives than any other man in the United States, as he started the ball rolling two years ago to get -bet ter prices. The speaker referred to the tobacco holiday movement launched by Gov ernor Ehringhaus. Governor Ehringhaus reminded the farmers that he had urged retention of the 1934 allotments for tobacco at a mass meeting here this year, and also in trips to Washington, but the Federal government increased the al lotments any way. b “There were many of u whoi thought then they were deliberately setting out to depress thep rice, and I urged them that if they missed their marks as much in taking the price down as they did in carrying it up, it would only be a mistake to them, but it would be destruction—it would be hell —to us,” the governor said. He said he believed a correct parity price was around 27 cents a pound, but the government figured it was 21 cents. *■ s “I really don’t know what to do. X want to think over the ituation,” Eh ringhaus told the farmers. He than counselled that, if they held a State wide protest meeting, that it -be tie. layed until the Middle Belt markets open Tuesday, so that “as many pro testing people can be assembled as possible,” if prices do not get better. (Continued on Page Two.) , Prices Os Tobacco In # East Drop Wilson, Sept. 12.^-(AP)—With ap proximately 1,250,000 pounds of to bacco expected to -be sold here otd iy at an average of $17.50 per hundred, warehousemen said only a small blcck would remain on the floors tonight. Sales yesterday totalled 1,262,208 pounds for an official average of $17.42. LIGHT OFFERINGS AT LOW PRICES ON GOLDSBORO MA tT! GKoUdSboro, SejAt, 12j—(AP)—Ift ht offerings were on tobacco floors h re today because of recent rains, lut the opening was slightly stronger y s terday when 169,572 pounds sold :‘or an average of $18.03. ROCKY MOUNT OFFERINGS REMAIN ABOUT THE SAJ IE Rocky Mount, Sept. 12. —(AP) Offerings on the tobacco market h -re today were about the same as j as terday, when 974,008 pounds sold .’ox; an saverage of SIB.OB per hundred.