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HENDERSON
GATEWAY TO
CENTRAL
CAROLINA
TWENTY-THIRD YEAR
19 PRIVATE POWER
COMPANIES REVOKE
SUII AGAINST TVA
Dismissal in Birmingham
Courts Ordered At Re
quest of Companies’
Attorneys
MOTION TO DISMISS
WAS ALREADY MADE
Similar Suit Is Still Pending,
However, In Tennessee
Federal Court; Both Were
Filed Last May, Chal
lenging Constitutionality
of the TVA Act
Lexington, Tenn.. Sept. 5
(AP) —The Tennessee Valley
Authority’s legal division was
notified today that a suit
brought against the TVA by 19
private pow T er companies in
Federal court in Birmingham
had been dismissed at the re
quest of attorneys for the pow
er companies.
James Lawrence Fly .general soli
citor for the TVA. said h e was in
formed of the action by a Cleveland
law firm, acting fo r the power con
cerns.
The TVA motion in the Birming
ham suit asked dismissal on grounds
that no issue had been raised by the
companies that had not been passed
on by the United States Supreme
Court decision in the Ashwander case.
A suit similar to the one filed in
Birmingham still is pending in Fede
ral court in Tennessee.
Both suits were filed by the power
companies last May, and asked that
the power program of the govern
ment agency be decreed in violation
of the Constitution of the United
States.
"I am pleased to have it reduced
to one suit,” Fly said.
A TVA motion in the Tennessee
suit asked dismissal on grounds of
jurisdiction, the Authority contending
it could not be sued outside of the
northern district of Alabama, its lega’
residence. Arguments on the juris
diction question are scheduled before
Federal Judge John Gore at Cooke
ville, Tenn., next Friday.
HIGH AVERAGES ON
TOBACCO REPORTED
Rocky Mount, Greenville, Goldsboro,
Kinston All Show Good Prices
On Weed Sales
Rocky Mount, Sept. 5. —(AP)—Sale's
of 578,780 pounds of tobacco on th®
Rocky Mount market yesterday for
$135,923.32 for an average of $23.48 per
hundred brought the week’s sales
the week’s sales here to 2,051,442
pounds for $438,644.06, an average of
$23.58.
OTHER MARKETS ALSO GET
GOOD AVERAGES FOR WEEK
Raleigh, Sept. S.—JAP) —THobacca
sales on New Bright Belt markets yes
terday included:
Greenville, 611,126 pounds, $22.50 av
erage.
Goldsboro, 132,784 pounds, $24.60.
Kinston (estimated), 800,000 pounds
$25.
WILSON REPORTS AVERAGE
OF $24.35 IN FRIDAY SALE
Wilson, Sept. 5 (AP) —Sales on Wil
son’s tobacco market yesterday
amounted to 791,458 pounds for an
average of $24.35. Sales since the
market opened Tuesday totalled 2,-
536,030 pounds, bringing farmers $605-
128.87, an average of $23.86 per hun
dred, compared with 3,300,018 pounds
for $685,521.71 and $20.77 average for
the first four days of the 1935 season.
Industry
Steps To
New High
New York, Sept. 5. —(AP) —Steam-
ing along at close to the year’s peak,
the tempo of industry was speeded up
another notch this week.
The Associated Press seasonally ad
justed index of industrial activity ad
vanced to 5.2 from 95.1 last week and
compares with 72.7 in the same week
last year.
Electric power output again estab
lished a new peak for any week. Resi
dential building pushed ahead to the
best figure since July, 1931, with
apartt.ment and private home build
ing near the big centers outstripping
the most optimistic estimates of a
few months ago.
Railroad carloadingg scored more
than a normal rise, with coal ship
ments jumping sharply in the face of
warnings that the supply this fall and
winter might be short.
Automobile production fell and steel
mill activity and cotton manufactur
ing dipped slightly.
liroiUTsmt £1 atlit Biapatrh
LEASED WIRE SERVICE OP
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS.
GOVERNMENT GOLD TRANSFERRED TO NEW VAULT
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The new depository at Fort Knox, Ky.
A great portion of the gold supply of the U. S.
government is being transferred secretly to this
new depository at Fort Knox. Ky.. recently com
Ten Rebel Unions
Officially Out Os
A. F. L., Green Says
Gov. Landon Want;
Labor To Be Free
Topeka, lians., Sept. 5. —(AP)—
Governor Alf M. Landon said today
in a Labor Day address proclama
tion that “labor should be free to
organize for fair consideration
x x x x forever free from govern
mental or any other form ol
coercion.”
Sininltat/cr.usly with issuance ot
the proclamation, the Republican
nominee told ;; p *ess conference
that f <irmer President Herbert
Hoover, who last night announced
his intention to speak for the Kan
san, “may stop off for a visit” on
his way hack west after an east
ern trip.
“I talked with Mr Hoover Wed
nesday over the telephone,” Lan
don said.
Road Work
Proceeds On
Larger Fund
Highway Commis
sion Ready To Start
Spending $2,800,000
Immediately
Daily Dl»|inlcb IliirriH
In The Sir »V»ilter Hotel,
»»y J RASKKItVILI/
Raleigh, Sept. s.—Final approval for
the expenditure of $2,800,000 more of
the highway fund “surplus’’ for the
further improvement and betterment
of the roads, chiefly county roads,
was announced today by Governor J.
C. B. Ehringhaus and Chairman
Capus M. Waynick, of the State High
way and Public Works Commission.
This means that the new fall road im
provement program which the high
way department has had in readiness
for several weeks, pending the ap
proval of the expenditure of this ad
ditional amount in excess of the a
mount appropriated by the 1935 Gen
eral Assembly, will go ahead imme
diately, Waynick said. This program
contemplates spending some of this
money in every county in the State
and most of it on county or secondary
roads, though some of it will also be
used in further repairing of some
State highways.
Approval of this expenditure has
(Continued on Page Two)
Townsville
Road Award
Announced
Raleigh, Sept. 5 (AP) —Vance
Raise, chief highway engineer,
announced today that Godwin &
Company, Inc., of Raleigh, had
been awarded the contract for
grading, structures and surfacing
on 6.7 miles of Route 39 from
Henderson toward Townsville, in
Vance county, with a low hid of
$62,193.
The project was included in the
August 27 lettings, but award of
the contract was withheld for fur
ther study. .
ONLY DAILY NEWSPAPER PUBLISHED IN THIS SECTION OF NORTH CAROLINA AND VIRGINIA
Long-Threatened Split In
American Labor at Last
Becomes Reality by
Action
RIVAL LABOR BODY
NOW SEEMS LIKELY
John L. Lewis, Head of
Ousted Group, Says He
Considers His Organiza
tion Outside Federation
Now; Will Promote Unions
in Unorganized Industries
Washington, Sept. 5. —(AP) —
William Green, president of the
American Fedtration of Labor, de
clared officially today that the
ten unions in the committee for
industrial organizations were out
of the federation.
In talking to reporters Green in
sisted that the unions led by John L.
Lewis, president of the United Mine
Workers, had “withdrawn from the
federation” and had not been suspend
ed.
On August 5 the executive council
of the American Federation of Labor
called upon the organizations hold
ing membership in the C. I. C., com
mittee for industrial organization, to
make their choice within 30 days as
to whether they would withdraw from
affiliation with the A. F. of L., or
discontinue their membership in the
C. . 0.,” Green said.
“These organizations which make
up the C. I. O. have made their de
cfisiionf?. Tiheir representatives have
chosen to continue membership in the
C. I. O. and to withdraw their af
filiation with the A. F. of L.”
Green’s statement that the ten un
ions had “withdrawn” conflicted with
the general impression that the Fed
eration’s executive coun had suspend
ed them.
The long-threatened split in the
federation became an actuality amid
hints that suspended unions, num
bering about one-third of its 3,500,000
members, would form a rival federa
tion. x,
The unions, found guilty of “insur
rection,” defied the federation exe
cutive council’s order to leave the
iommittee for industrial organiza-
Continued on Page Two.)
SAYSIRANKSTERS^
Solicitor Burney Does Not
Think White-Robed
Night Riders Blamed
Whiteville, Sept. 5. —(AP)—Solicitor
John Burney said today rural prank
sters and not white-robed night rid
ers were responsible for a series of
floggings in a remote section of Col
umbus coonty.
Two grand juries have investigated
the flogging of five women and two
men, reputedly by a fanatical “law
and order” band, but neither returned
indictments after secretly examining
witnesses.
Four of the alleged mob victims,
,Mts. Bertha Fowler and her daughter,
Inez, and two sisters, Grace and
Glenn Fowler, were convicted on pros
titution indictments returned by the
last grand jury.
Solicitor Burney said his investiga
tion had convinced him that “the(
floggings resulted from a feud be
tween the lower elements and jeal
ousy on the part of certain boys and
men who were not able to go with
Continued on Page Two.)
HENDERSON, N. C., SATURDAY AFTERNOON, SEPTEMBER 5,1936
| pleted. The vault is believed to be the mo3t Inac
cessible in the entire world. It is situated near the
I army post at Fort Knox. —Central Press
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Major William P. Richards (above)
of the United States Marines, real
ized the ambition of every marks
man when he shot the first perfecl
pistol score ever recorded by the
Navy. Major Richards’ home is ir
SDokane. Wash.
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FIREWORKS LIKELY
AT LIBERALS’ MEET
Statement by House of Sup
port for Ticket Not Bind
ing, Some Say
Daily Dispute!* Rnrena,
In The Sir Walter Hote.,
Ht J. C. BASKERVim.
Raleigh, Sept. s.—Everything may
not be hunky-dory when the Liberal
Democrats hold their first, State con
vention here Tuesday, September 8,
to complete their permanent organi
zation and outline their program for
the coming year. It will convene at
12 o’clock noon in the Carolina Hotel
and the list of speakers is expected
to include Dr. Ralph W. McDonald,
of Winston-Salem, who had the sup
port of the “liberal” Democrats for
the nomination for governor in the
Democratic primaries, although at
that time the organization of the Li
beral Democrats had not been begun.
The present move to form an organ
ization of liberals on a statewide scale
is conceded to be an effort to or
ganize and hold together all those
who supported Dr. McDonald into a
permanent body with a view to get
ting legislation in which they are in
terested and to keep their forces in
tact until the next gubernatorial pri
mary four years hence.
All of the speakers who will address
the convention of liberal Democrats
here Tuesday have been asked to re
frain from mentioning anything
about the recent primary and to con
continued on Page Three.)
Tfl FOLLOW NOBLE
s
Governor Not To Pay Debts
With Job, Though Many
Want It Badly
Dally Uinpntch Rnrenn,
In The Sir Walter Hotel,
Ity J. C. BASKERVILL
Raleigh, Sept. s—ln5 —In spite of the
scramble already under way in poli
tical circles for the post of assistant
commissioner of revenue, which will
be vacated by Dr. M. C. S. Noble, Jr.
Sept. 15, when he will become an
employe of Mr. Rockefeller instead
of the State of North Carolina, and
in spite of the many names which
are being mentioned as “possibilities”
for the appointment, no one but
Governor J. C- B. Ehringhaus and
Commissioner of Revenue A. J. Max
well really has any idea of who the
! (Continued on Page Three.)
Government Resistance To
Rebels Collapses Entirely
At Irun In Northern Spain
English Woman Flier Is
Grounded In Nova Scotia
After Crossing Atlantic
Mrs. Beryl Markham Be
comes First Woman Ever
To Make Westward
Crossing Alone
UNHURT IN LANDING,
BUT PLANE DAMAGED
Was Heading for New York
as Destination; F ought
Desperate Weather All
Way Across Water and
Encountered It Over New
foundland m Morning
Louisburg, Nova Scotia, Sept. 5
(AP) —(By Canadian Press) —
Mrs. Beryl Markham’s tiny mono
plane, attempting a trans-Atlantic
flight, was wrecked in a forced
landing at Balienne Cove, on the
northern tip of Nova Scotia, to
day.
Mrs. Markham was reported to have
sustained only scratches about the
face. The crash occurred at 12:50 p.
m., eastern standard time.
Mrs. Markham notified the Cape
Breton Air Club that she was safe
and asked that a car be sent for her.
“The Messenger” was brought down
in a field and damaged heavily, re
ports here said.
PLANE BELIEVED SIGHTED
OVER NEWFOUNDLAND COASI
New York, Sept. 5.—'(AP) —A plane
believed to be that of Mrs. Beryl
Markham, flying the North Atlantic
alone from England, was reported by
the Canadian Press to have passed
over Renews, Newfoundland, today
at 8:35 a. m., eastern standard time.
The Canadian Press said the air
plane was flying low and toward the
west.
The time of the report was 19 1-2
hours after the English society wo
man took off from Abingdon, Eng
land.
An hour and a half earlier the wo
man, who said she wanted to be the
first to fly the Atlantic from the east
to the west, had been reported ap
parently sighted nearly 300 miles at
sea..
Spectators along the shore of Re
news Harbor said the small airplane
circled the bay while its pilot appar
ently checked maps, then started on
a straight line for Cape Race, 25
miles to the southwest.
Ten minutes later persons at Cape
Race said the plane had reached
there. A few minutes later it flew
over Brook Point.
Cape Race is 1,200 miles from New
York by flying line.
The coast of Newfoundland wan
blanketed by heavy mists and rain.
Mrs. Markham fought storms from
the moment of her take-off at 12:50
eastern standard time yesterday.
The weather off America was cold,
misty and harried by a strong north
wester.
Exports Os
U. S. Cotton
Show Gains
Washington, Sept. 5. —(AP) — An
improved position for this country a
mong the major exporters of raw cot
ton in the world for the season just
closed, compared with the previous
year, was reported today by the De
partment of Agriculture.
It said the United States, British
India and Egypt exported 11,045,000
baits in international trade in the sea
son ended July 31, as against 9,315,-
000 bales for the same countries in
the 1934-35 season.
This country was said to have sup
plied 57 percent of total exports of the
three major countries as against 54
percent the previous year.
However, last season’s exports were
far under the 12,581,000 bales total
for the 1933-34 season, and the 1923-
through-’35 ten-year average by 12,-
437,000 bales.
The German market for American
cotton was reported at a standstill be
cause of recent trade moves between
the two countries. Chinese consump
tion of American cotton was at a low
ebb, it was said.
Japan was the best buyer of Amer
ican cotton during the last season, tak
ing 1,543,000 of the total exports of
6,267,000 bales, or 25 percent, it was
I said.
PUBLISHED EVERY AFTERNOON
EXCEPT SUNDAY.
Flies Atlantic
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Mrs. Beryl Markham
In a. single-wing monoplane, “The
Messenger,” Mrs. Beryl Markham,
31-year-old mother and society wo
man of London, has flown alone
acros sthe Atlantic, from east to west
to be the first woman to accomplish
that feat. She started from Abing
don, England, airport late Friday, and
safely crossed the ocean, but early
this afternoon made a forced land
ing in Sova Scotia. Her plane was
badly damaged, but she escaped with
minor bruises.
5! ScAL
S
Events Like Bombing of U.
S. Destroyer Off Spafn
Cause Conflicts
By CHARLES P. STEWART
Central Press Staff Writer
Washington, Sept. 5. —The other
day I finished an article dwelling up
on the ease with which Uncle Sam,
despite all hig efforts to remain neu
tral, may be involved in the next
overseas conflict, if one breaks out,
as seems almost inevitable; soon, too.
About the same hour, European
time, that I was ending the article,
a Spanish airplane was dropping
bombs on the American destroyer
Kane, in the Bay of Biscay, and the
Kane was answering the Spaniards'
fire.
If this doesn’t prove that the sit
uation is critical, I don’t know how
it can be demonstrated.
MISTAKEN IDENTITY
The attack on the Kane wag a ease
of mistaken identity on the Span-
Continued on Page Two.)
<XIBWE*TH[P<^M
FOR NORTH CAROLINA.
Generally fair tonight; Sunday
and Monday; little change in tem
perature.
8 PAGES
TODAY
FIVE CENTS COPY
TlEme
; ALL BEATEN BACK
Desperate Struggle at
Bridgehead Results in
Terrible Casualties
of Fighters
MADRID REGIME IS
RESISTING BOLDLY
All Political Differences
Submerged in United Ef
fort to Beat off Rebel War;
Paris Communists Demand
Right To Send Aid to the
Loyalists
(By The Associated Press)
Government resistance in the
rebel-captured city of Irun col
lapsed today after an unsuccess
ful counter-attack, while the
new Spanish government in
Madrid subordinated all politi
cal interests to the military
emergency.
The government forces swept back
Howard charred Irun and again seiz
ed the approach to the international
bridge into France.
Hundreds of their comrades who
had fled to France forded the Bidas
soa river and swarmed rebel positions
before the insurgents had had a
chance to fortify them securely.
The rebels rallied quickly, however,
and drove the government militiamen
from the international bridge with
heavy casualties.
As the battle raged on unabated,
the government leaders in the Madrid
seat of their government directed
their full force to aid the armies in
the field.
"All political interests are to be
subordinated to this end," an offioial
statement said.
The Spanish government also
nounced rejection of proposals by
Foreign diplomats for "humanizing”
the civil war.
The war ministry, meanwhile, re
ported victories of government troops
in Toledo province against Fascist
columns driving toward Madrid.
Parisian communists threatened a
general strike in France if the arms
embargo were not lifted so that they
could send “guns and planes to the
Madrid cause.’'
Power Firms
Would Check
Federal Loan
Washington, Sept. 5. The
Texas Utilities Company and the Ala
bama Power Company appealed to
the Supreme Court today in an ef
fort to prevent the government from
making loans and grants to a num
ber of cities for construction of a
number of municipally-owned electric
systems.
They asked the court to review a
ruling by the United States District
Court for the District of Columbia
dismissing the petitions for an in
junction. One Texas and several Ala
bama cities are involved.
The power companies said the is
sues presented by the litigation are
(Continued on Page Three.)
MIILDMI
IS AGAIN REFUSED
State Elections Board De
clines To Reopen July
4 Primary Probe
Greensboro, Sept. 5. — (AJP) Dr.
Ralph W. McDonald, who asked that
the State Board of Elections reopen
the investigation of the second pri
mary on July 4, has been informed
by Major I*. P. .MteLendon, chairman
of the State Board of Elections, that
the matter has already been passed
on by the State Board, and that the
request is refused.
Major McLendon said today that he
had received the letter from Dr. Mc-
Donald, forwarded to him by Ray
mond Maxwell, executive secretary of
the elections board, to whom it was
addressed; also that his reply had
been forwarded to the Forsyth can
(Continued on Page Three.)

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