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THE BEE, DANVILLE, SATURDAY, AUGUST 29, 1931 TERER Year Old Boy is Knocked Down by Truck Marvin Kenneth Gunnell, four-old son of Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Gunnell, North Main street extension, was knocked down by a motor truck at noon todav and suffered a fracture of the left arm and several scars.

The truck was one belonging to B. Rodgers and was driven by B. L. Wrenn who is said to have made ery effort to avoid striking the child who is said to have run suddenly out from the sidewalk near the North Danville reservoir. Dr.

J. L. Nall was called and treated the boy at his home. Traffic Lieutenant Ira Harris answered the call received at the police station and after making an investigation turned over the data he secure to State Traffic Officer Farmer, since the scene of the accident was without city police jurisdiction. WRESTLING LAST NIGHT By The Associated Press.) PHILADELPHIA-Ed Don George, North Java, N.

threw Jean Ledoux, Canada (enc fall, Joe Malcewicz, Utica, N. drew with Fred Myers, Chicago; Stanley Tasiak, Boston, threw John Grandovich, Russia, Len Macaluso, East Aurora, N. threw Sailor Arnold, Boston, 16:17. OAKLAND, Gus Sonnenberg, 203, Boston, defeated Jack Ganson, 208, San Francisco, in two falls, the first in 26 minutes and the second in 6. NOTICE TO GENERAL CONTRACTORS.

thee Sealed Building proposals Committee will be of received the by City Council of the City of Danville up to two P. September 22nd 1931, at the City Council Chamber in the Municipal Building, Danville, Virginia, for the erection of an Auditortum and Armory. All proposals addressed to the Building Committee, F. W. Townes, Chairman, and must be plainly marked "Proposal for Auditorium and Armory." The proposals are to be made in accordance with the plans and spectfications and upon the forms furnished by J.

Bryant Heard, Architect. Said proposal forms, plans and specifications can be secured at the office of J. Bryant Heard, Architect, Suite 702, Masonic Temple, Danville, Va. Plans and specifications must be returned with proposals. Proposals will be made out as follows: 1.

For the furnishing of all materlals and 'the erection complete an armory and auditorium according to the plans and specifications. Each proposal must be accompanted by a certified check made payable to the City of Danville, which certifled check is submitted as a surety for the performance of the proposal. Certified check to be made in the sum of $2.000.00. Bond with an approved surety will be required of the proposer to whom the work may be awarded in the amount of $75 000.00. Each bidder shall state in his proposal the number of calendar days required to complete the contract in all of its details.

The right is reserved by the buildIng Committee to reject any and all bids. The poposer to whom the work may be awarded will be required to secure his indemnifying bond and liability insurance through some local insurance ent doing business in the City of Danville, and to employ labor and purchase materials locally. Plans and specifications may be secured at the office of the Architect, J. Bryant Heard, Suite 702, Masonic Temple, Danville, upon the payment of $10.00 therefor, for the use of same. Signed: J.

BRYANT HEARD R2 Architect. NOTICE TO PLUMBING AND HEATING CONTRACTORS Sealed proposals will be received by the Building Committee of the City Council of the City of Danville up to two P. September 22nd, 1931, at the City Council Chamber in the Municipal Building, Danville, Virginia for the erection of an Auditor1um and Armory. All proposals must be addressed to the Bullding Committee, F. W.

Townes, Chairman must be plainly marked "Proposal for Auditorium and Armory (Plumbing and Heating)." The proposals are to be made in accordance with the plans and specifications and upon the forms furnished by J. Bryant Heard, Architect. Said proposal forms, plans and specificatins can be secured at the office of J. Bryant Heard, Architect, Suite 702. Masonic Temple Danville, Va.

Plans and specifications must be returned with proposals. Proposals will be made out as follows: 1. For the furnishing of all materlals and installing complete all plumbing according to the plans and specifications. 2. For the furnishing of all matertals and installing complete the heating according to the plans and specifications.

All poposals must be separate except that a bidder, after submitting separate prices on 1 and 2, may submit a combined price on 1 and 2. Each proposal must be accompanted by a certified check made payable the City of Danville, which certitied check submitted as a surety the performance of the proposal. Certified checks to be made as follows: 1. $250.00. 2.

$500.00 Where combination proposal is made of 1 and 2, a certified check of $700.00, which certified check of $700.00 shall also cover proposals separately on 1 and 2 and combined on 1 and 2. Bond with an approved surety will be required of the proposer to whom the work may be awarded as follows: 1. Fifty per cent. of the contract price. 2.

Fifty per cent. of the contract price. Each bidder shall state in his proposal the number of calendar days required to complete the contract in all of its details. The right is reserved by the Building Committee to reject any and all bids. The proposer to whom the work may be awarded will be required to secure his indemnifying bond and liability insurance through some local insurance agent doing business in the City of Danville, and to employ labor and purchase materials locally.

Plans and specifications may be secured at the office of the Architect. J. Bryant Heard, Suite 702. Masonic Temple, Danville, upon the payof $8.00 therefor, for use of mi Signed: J. BRYANT HEARD R2 Architect.

GANDHI SAILS FOR ENGLAND FOR PARLEYS Several Injured in Demonstration Against Indian Leader Upon His Departure BY JAMES A. MILLS BOMBAY, Aug. -The Mahatma M. Gandhi, clad only in India, 20 a loin cloth and a shawl and accompanied by his two goats, 'sailed for England today to plead the cause of India's swarming millions before the bar of His Majesty's government. Just before he left a dozen members of the "Red Flag Union" who were demonstrating against him were seriously injured when they were attacked and their banners burned near the pier by Nationalist supporters.

"I see nothing on the horizon to warrant hope," he said as he stepped aboard the S. S. Rajputana for the trip to London where he will attend the second round table conference to demand self -government for his native land. "I was born an optimist and I am hoping against hope. My faith is in God and He seems to have made my way clear for the go to London.

Therefore I 1 expect He will use me as His instrument for the service of humanity. For me the service of India is Identical with the service of humanity." Gandhi walked through masses of cheering people up the gangplank to his quarters on the second-class deck. His scarf was thrown loosely across shoulder and a watch dangled from his waist. The goats were in charge of Miss Madeline Slade, his English disciple, who will restrict him to a diet of milk, nuts and fruit during the trip. He was handed his passport, describing him as a barrister by a specially deputized officer.

Affixing his signature, he laughed and remarked "debarred barrister." After studying law in London, he was admitted to the bar in 1981 but was disbarred in 1922 after his caustic utterances in behalf of the Indian independence. Before he left his house his supporters held a giant farewell meeting. He told them from a balcony that he would try to be worthy of the enormous trust the people had reposed in him, saying: "I am a crippled man but it is natural that a crippled nation should have a crippled delegate." A few hecklers shouted "Shame, Gandhi, boycott the round table," but they were silenced by the enthusiasm of his adherents. His house hummed with activity and Miss Slade was the busiest person there as she supervised the packing of his luggage and other details of his departure. The casualties occurred when about 50 members of the radical organization marched toward the waterfront carrying banners that denounced Gandhi and the Nationalist Congress.

And "British some of them read "Gandhi goes to London his bended knees," and "Down with Gandhi." When the procession reached the pier Nationalists who had been trailing along attacked the marchers tore their banners away from them, and belabored them with staves and their fists. "Though congress may be repudiated by sections of people in India," Gandhi said, "it aims to represent the whole of India and therefore to deserve the trust reposed in me and imposed upon me, I shall endeavor to represent every interest that does not conflict with the interests of the dumb millions for which the congress predominantly exists. "I hope the provincial governments, the civil service and English mercantile houses will help the congress to realize the mission it has set before itself. Representing as the congress does the message of non-violence and truth, it can only succeed by the good-will of all the component of the nation and I am thereparts that that good-will will fore hoping be extended to this humble representative on his errand." No Decision On Marketing Issue Reached (Continued From Page One) Council revealed that the market the had been discussed in an inquestion formal sort of way. It was gathered that the members finally went home one whit nearer the solution of not the marketing evil which Ands the city administration torn between the of constituent merchants on the Are hand and who it is alone deemed imprudent to arouse by ways harsh legislation, on other.

clerk of the Council said toThe day that the members took no concerted action but stood around in and discussed a variety of groups matters. This, however, was after the chairman of the public welfare committee which has had the marketmatter under consideration had ing left the building. The Council recognizes now that 1 it has no right to make the farmer patronize the market and to rule him off the streets during the hours that the market it open. State lawyers have informed the city that Dr. Garnett's suggested ordinance is illegal.

The next alternative, to compel the huckster to take his stand at the market is deemed unwise. The ordinance in amended form as presented by Mr. Meade last night (but not bearing his approval) was never brought to a vote. Mr. Townes moved to table it but Mr.

Meade strategically substituted the amendment by withdrawing the document altogether so that the meeting came to an end without anything being done except to adopt a resolution passing along to the Danville bluecoats the duty of enforcing existing ordinances. Today therefore the marketing situation remains much as it has with apparently small prospect of any way being found out of a difficult wilderness still resounding with cries of "action" from the grocery contingent and "leave us alone" from the farmers. I New Move To Find Remedy For Two South Carolina Political Leaders Move in Separate Channels to Bring Aid COLUMBIA, S. C. Aug.

(P) Two South Carolina political leaders moved in separate channels today as they sought a remedy for the cotton price situation. At the call of Gov. Ibra C. Blackwood, farmers were invited to gather at the 46 county seats and "express themselves" on the executive's proposal to call a special session of the general assembly to act on the commendation of Gov. Huey P.

Long, of Louisiana, that cotton planting in 1932 be prohibited by law. Senator E. D. Smith, ranking democrat on the senate agricultural committee, left last night for Washington where, he asserted, he intends to "fight it out': with the fram board and other agencies in an effort to secure adoption of his cotton relief plan. Senator Smith would have the of cotton from farmers who would farm board purchase Do 8,000,000 bales sign a legal contract not to plant cotton next year.

MILL OVERSEER PASSES AWAY UNEXPECTEDLY J. H. Gossett Drops Dead While Preparing 1 to Go to His Work J. H. Gossett, aged 56, for several years overseer of No.

3 spinning room in the Dan River Mills at Schoolfield, died suddenly at six o'clock at his home on Bishop avenue. This morning he arose as usual and prepared to go to work. Suddenly members of his family heard a heavy fall and found that he had succumbed. Dr. H.

J. Langston was called and it was believed that he had a cerebral hemorrhage. He was at work as usual yesterday. Mr. Gossett came here from Spartanburg, S.

several years ago to assume the superintendency of the spinning room. He was prominent in Shrine work in Spartanburg and was popular with those associated with him in his local work. He is survived by his mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. E.

J. Gossett, of Spartanburg, a daughter also of that city and a son who is in Cuba. He also leaves three brothers. Not long ago E. J.

Gossett, his brother, who was treasurer of Cherokee county, died at Spartanburg. Funeral arrangements had not been completed today, and it was uncertain if the remains would be interred sent back to Spartanburg. His daughter's arrival was awaited. Negro Held in North Carolina Is Wanted Here Local police authorities were notified today that Vanockee Robinson, a negro who was arrested a few days ago in High Point, N. charged with attempting a forgery, has been identified as the negro who some weeks ago, It is alleged, forged four checks in Danville, using the name of W.

E. Fulton. One of the victims went to High Point and positively identified Robinson as the negro who entered the Sudderth's furniture store some weeks ago and posing as a farm hand bought a bill of goods and recelved change for the thirty-dollar check he had presented, signed by Mr. Fulton. Prior to the negro's appearthe store telephone rang and a ance voice represented to be that of Mr.

Fulton asked the store manager to let Robinson have the desired goods and adding that the check he offered was good. Subsequently there were checks for smaller amounts cashed at Johnson's Drug Store, also at the grocery stores of F. A. Gourley and Tom Gourley. Robinson and alleged If Robinson also an alleged Oscar Levanham, are acquitted in Guilford county, the former will be held for the Danville authorities.

Minister Wins Trapshoot Title VANDALIA, Aug. Rev. Garrison Roebuck, a United Bethren minister of McClure, until yesterday virtually upknown in clay target circles, held today the highly prized honer in the gun world--the Grand American Handicap championship. Shooting at clay targets for only the tenth time, Roebuck brought the classic of Amateur Trapshooters Association Tournament back to Ohio for the first time since 1926. FRANK D.

LUMPKIN TRANSFERRED Frank D. Lumpkin, formerly postmaster of Danville but for the past two years deputy prohibition istrator for the Eastern Judicial District of Virginia with headquarters Norfolk, has been assigned to Greenville, S. to assume the same position for the Western District of North Carolina. He left here some years and was first assigned to work as prohibition agent in Norfolk but gradually rose in the prohibition ranks. PUT MORE MEN TO WORK DETROIT, Aug.

Ford Motor company which on August sharply curtailed Its manufacturing force, today announced that between 15,000 and 25,000 men and had been ordered to return starting September 8. Officials of the company said they expected 50,000 men to be recalled by the middle of September. AIR CARNIVAL GETS STARTED AT CLEVELAND Speed Events Tomorrow to Feature Ten-Day Aerial Circus By OSCAR LEIDING CLEVELAND, Aug. can aviation donned its circus trappings today for a 10-day carnival of sport and speed. The 1931 national air races ronred into being on a background of massed maneuvers and individual aerobatics.

Inauguration of the speed contests, backbone of the classic and heralded as promising new American or world records before the end of the meet, will not take place until tomorrow. First place on the opening program was given to a welcome for airdom's newest heroes, Russell Boardman and John Polando who flew non -stop from New York to Istanbul, Turkey, for world distance record. Military fliers, though banned from competition, were allotted an hour and a half for demonstrating their precision in formations and tactical maneuvers. The navy had its "striking eagle" squadron, winners of the Schiff trophy for safe flying, the Marines squadron of fighters in command of veteran of early air race days, Lieut. Sanderson, and the air corps picked list of pursuit squadrons.

Initial attack on the purse of 000 which has been posted for all events centered on a daily exhibition by civilian stunt fliers of their prowess in aerobatics, winners being picked by the spectators. Following a half-hour display of novelty flying by a fleet of autogiros, the aircraft with the whirling "windmill" paddles, the air was left free for Lieut. A. J. Williams, former navy speedster and inverted-flying ace, and his tearn of European fliers.

A blank file in the band's exhibition was forced on the eve of the formal race opening when Flight Commander Richard Atcherly, Britain's representative, was injured while testing his plane. Sustaining cuts and bruises, wound on the head requiring 14 stitches to close, he was due to remain in a hospital for at least a day. Interest for novelty in airplane design centered on the all-metal racer brought over by Captain Boleslaw Orlinski, Poland's hero of a Warsaw -toTokyo flight. His plane is fitted with a single. lending the appearance of a bird in flight and giving the pilot extra visibility because of its sweeping depression in the center.

It 16 similar to a late type of combat ship developed for the United States navy and air corps. A lone woman, 20-year-old Dorothy Hester, Portland, protege of 'Tex' Rankin, was given place on the opening day's program for the beginning of a daily series of involved stunt flights. For the inauguration of the speed three courses have been contests, laid out with the start and finish lines in view of the spectators. One outlines a mile course, one a fivemile course, and the third a threekilometer course for straightaway speed dashes for record assaults and qualifying trials. City's Tennis Classic is Set For 3:30 Today Danville's annual tennis "classic" is scheduled to be played at 3:30 o'clock this afternoon when Dr.

Budge Kent and Chas. Evans, will clash in a match to decide the city championship for another year now held by Kent. Dr. Kent regained it last year by defeating Chas. Evans, who earlier in the tournament had won from Riddle, at that time city champion.

For the second successive season Kent and Evans. as holders of the city and tennis club championships respectively will fight it out for city supremacy, Evans having defeated Kent earlier in the summer thus retaining his title as club champion, which he won last year. Evans won yesterday afternon from Riddle in two hard fought sets by a 7-5, 6-4 score, neither player, however, showing nis best playing form. Owing to the delay in the tournament occasioned by rain, Kent went to the finals in easy fashion, his hardest opponent, David Ragland, being forced to default before their match could be played because his vacation had come to an end. Tennis fans were greatly disappointed at not being able witness this match which it was felt would give one of the best exhibitions of tennis ever seen in Danville.

The match this afternoon which will be for the first three out of five sets, will be played on the grounds of the Danville tennis club between Virginia and College avenues, and the public 1s cordially invited to witness the play. One consolation round match was played yesterday afternoon in which Dillon Barnett defeated Billy Parker by a 6-3, 6-1 score. Several other matches remain to be played in the consolation tournament to decide who will win the tennis racket donated by R. A. White Sport Shoppe.

Very little progress has been made in the doubles tournament because of rain, and it is hoped that these at promptly as possible so they can be matches will get under way 83 played off before some fthe players find it necessary to leave the city to return to school. Charles and Kerr Stewart Evans were scheduled to play Mortimer Harrison and D. L. Buchanan Wednesday but the match was raine dout They will probably play Monday. Two first round matches are still to be played in which Herman Lea and Harry Collie will meet "Boss" Riddle and Mortimer Hard son, with Ballou Bagby and Conrad Hurd playing Harry Spencer and Meriwether Jones.

Should the courts not be in condition early enough this afternoon to permit the singles finals to be played, it 18 possible that some of the doubles and consolation round matches may be played At a later hour, as they will require less time. Confesses He Slew Woman, Three Children (Continued From Page One) son grew nervous, his eyes were bloodshot and swollen and he plained of pains in his right side. Mrs. Louella Powers, the prisoner's wife and her sister, Belle Strother, were questioned in the county Jail last night. Police, informed by a boy that he had helped Pierson make a tunnel underneath the so-called garage, bedigging in the cellar.

In the gan alime and mud the sewer they came upon the body of the woman. With- in an hour they had unearthed the bodies of the children, buried close together. Earlier In the day, the garage, never had been used as such. which searched. Bloodstains and what was be human hair was found.

was containing clothing of the Trunks and children also were diswoman covered. Pierson was taken to the garage. but, though his stories conflicted lice said he maintained he knew of the whereabouts of the nothing missing family. When informed the bodies had been found, Pierson merely shrugged his shoulders and told Chief of Police C. o.

Duckworth that he hadn't d-d thing to say." Crowds gathering about the city jail when news of the Anding of the bodies was circulated, prompted officers to remove Pierson to the county jail. Pierson, also known 48 Harry S. Powers, was arrested here Thursday at the request of Park Ridge, police. He admitted he knew Mrs. Elcher and that he was a frequent visitor "on pleasure trips" to Chicago.

He said he last saw the she boarded a train for Denver, some weeks ago. At that time, he said, she was accompanied by a man named Rogers. While he insisted his only business dealings with Mrs. Eicher were when he sold her home for her, police said he later admitted handing one of the children, Greta, note to her mother's bank in Chicago, requesting the balance of Mrs. Elcher's account.

With it, he said he sent a blank check purporting to have been signed by Mrs. Elcher. The bank, however, refused the request. Explaining his correspondence with women throughout the country through matrimonial agencies, Pierson was quoted as saying he wrote the women "Just for fun." Many such letters were found in his possession police said. An autopsy revealed that the woman and children had not eaten for at least 48 hours before they were slain.

The examining physician said the woman and two girls apparently died by strangulation. The boy's skull was fractured twice, he had been struck with a hammer found buried with the bodies. PROBE ACTIVITIES CLARKSBURG, W. Aug. (P) Searching through large packs of letters and papers found in a trunk belonging to Cornelius 0.

Pierson, detectives May were piecing together the story of his alleged activities as a one -man matrimonial agency. Among his papers, police said they found a copy of an advertisement apparently used to promote correspondence with women. It read: "Civil engineer, college education. Worth $150,000 or more, has Income from $400 to $3,000 per month. My business enterprises prevent me from making social contacts.

I am unable, therefore, to make the acquaintance of the right kind of women. As my properties are located in the middlewest, I believe I will settle there when married. Am an Elk and a Mason, own a beautiful ten-room home, completely furnished. My wife would have her own car and plenty of spending money. Cornelius O.

Pierson. P. O. Box 277, Clarksburg, W. Va." CHICAGO, Aug.

curlosity of neighbors, aroused by the visit of a suave stranger to the home of Mrs. Asta Elcher in suburban Park Ridge and the subsequent disappearance of the widow and her children, caused police to raise the curtain on a gruesome mystery which reached a denouement in Clarksburg, W. with the finding of four bodies. Four years ago Mrs. Elcher's husband, a silversmith of long standing in the village of 10,500 population, died and left her a comfortable home, three children, and an income.

Of an artistic inclination, Mrs. Eicher, her friends said, sought to appease her grief and loneliness in music and painting. She frequently spoke of admirers, friends said, but no one appeared publicly until June 22. On that day, came a strangerknown as Cornelius O. Pierson, polished, gentle mannered and attractive.

"Oh, he's just an old friend of the family," was Mrs. Elcher's reply to questions As to his identity. On June 27, the man departed. On June 28, Mrs. Eicher left, ostensibly "to visit relatives in Denver." The three children were left in the care of a nurse and a roomer, Jack Williams.

Two weeks ago, the man returned and started to store the house furnishings in a garage. Questioned by neighbors, he said the house had been sold and that Mrs. Eicher would not return. Chief of Police Harold W. Johnson investigated.

Pierson showed him papers, the officer said, to prove that the house was sold. Nevertheless, Chief Johnson asked Pierson to call at the police station the next day. The man did not show up, but Mrs. Etcher's neighbors told Chief Johnson that the three children had been dressed in their best clothes and driven that morning by the stranger in an automobile bearing West Virginia license plates--later found to have been stolen--and loaded with the youngsters' luggage. Several days later, police broke into the Elcher home.

What they found caused Chief Johnson to swear out warrants charging Pierson with three kidnapings and one case of manslaughter. A packet containing dozens of love letters, most of them signed by Pierson, was found in the Elcher garage. The letters were ardently written and spoke of the writer's vast wealth and his desire for A home. Marriage WAS discussed in the letters with the latest postmarks. Several other letters were found, supposedly from other men whom Learn Much Graf Primed For Non-stop Hop to South America FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany Aug.

globetrotting airship, the Graf Zeppelin, tugged at her mooring mast today in readiness for a start tonight on her first non-stop cruise to South America. Dr. Hugo Eckener will take her aloft about 11 o'clock, weather permitting, and will set a course for Pernambuco, Brazil. There will be 45 passengers aboard and they will be paying $1,000 each for a ride of about 5,000 miles. The fare on the first trip which included one stop, was $2,500.

The projected course lies over France, Spain and the Canary Islands, then direct across the South Atlantic to the goal. Star Laundry Branches Out In New Field Local Concern Is Starting Modern Linen Service in Danville Formal announcement was made today by O. L. Roach of the Star Laundry Company of the initiation of a new laundry department which has been established in an annexe on Patton street opposite the old laundry plant. This is a new linen service througa which towels, white coats and aprons will be supplied to concerns needing them or to office buildings on a rental basis.

Hitherto this service has been supplied in Danville by an out-oftown concern operating motor trucks but the local enterprise is entering the field. shops. can contract with the new service for the supplying of clean towels daily or coats for the barbers, office buildings of hotels can contract with the concern for the supplying of clean towels by the payment of a rental, to pick two concrete instances of service. The laundry wagon will call at a given period throughout the week to renew soiled linen and to take up the discarded pieces. Ownership of the linen is vested in the laundry company and it is available through a rental fee.

New equipment has been installed In the annexe for the laundering of the linen and in effect it is a new local industry with opportunities for expansion. The increased payroll will be about $300 per week, it is learned. The local company is already supplied with a truck to take care of the beginnings of the new department. Hoover, at Camp, Turns Attention To Disarmament retreat in Virginia hills, Presiretreat in the Virginia Hills, Prestdent Hoover turned his attention this week-end to plans for the forthcoming disarmament conference at Geneva in February. Although no official information on the subject was received, the presence of Assistant Secretary James G.

Rogers of the state department at the camp for the second time in two weeks led observers to believe the chief executive was studying the problem closely. Rogers has been making a detalied survey of disarmament at the instruction of Secretary Stimson. He has amassed much information on the subject, which, it is understood, he has placed before Mr. Hoover. The president has repeatedly advocated reduction of armament throughout the work means of lessening the strain on nations' finances and thereby aiding world trade and commerce.

Mr. Hoover and his week-end guests arrived late Friday and will remain at the executive's camp on the Rapidan river until Monday. Dowdytown Was Badly Hit by Thursday Storm Reports are still reaching the city of the damage done last Thursday evening by the hail. A score of farmers in the Dowdytown section report that their crops are virtually a complete loss. At that point, It now develops jagged fragments of ice was mingled with hail larger than marbles, which in some cases, severed the stalks of tobacco.

At Vandola the loss was very severe and farmers are reported to have abandoned all idea of salvaging their In some instances growers nave already cured few barns and must depend on the sale of these for their year's tobacco return. Negro Boy is Found Asleep Within Theatre Ernest Hill, ten-year-old negro who attended the opening night at the Virginia Theatre, viewing the offerings from the high gods, part of which have traditionally been set aside for colored people, got more than his money's worth las: night. Somehow or other the child was lost in the shuffle when the performance closed and when his father there was no sign of the youngster. It was thought he might have gone alone home to High street but he was not there and the police were appealed to. Police Lieutenant Mayberry secured the keys of the theatre from the agement and ascending to the top gallery found Ernest occupying about the largest bedroom he will ever occupy--fast asleep.

About Where Money Went (Continued From Page One) during the campaign. Basil Manly, a committee investigator, put into the record charts asserting that the churchman diverted many thousands of dollars to his personal accounts, used some of it to pay personal notes and to pay some of the beneficiaries of an estate for which he was the executor. Two other witnesses from Virginia congressional districts, H. G. Luhring of Norfolk, and Dr.

S. E. Hughes of Danville, testified that as leaders in the anti-Smith movement in their areas they had no knowledge of $4,500 and $4,000 the bishop had said in a statement to the press had been spent in those districts. In his final appearance before the committee, Manly exhibited another chart which he said indicated that Bishop Cannon had peer. repaid 607.71 more by the democrats headquarters committee than he had loaned it.

Eugene L. Crawford, general secretary of the Board of Temperance and Social service of the Methodist Episcopal church, south, of which Bishop Cannon is chairman, said several hundred dollars of board money had been loaned the bishop prior to the Asheville conference but that it later had been repaid. What action the committee will take toward Miss Burroughs and Peters, who Identified himself as a minister, before refusing to testify, will not be determined until the committee meets again. Miss Burroughs, just as last spring when she declined to tell the committee of the affairs of the headquarters committee of the anti-Smith democrats, of which she filed reports as treasurer, again presented the committee with a prepared statement which she asked permission to read. The statement said the records of the committee after remaining in her possession for two years were turned over to Bishop Cannon and that she had no knowledge of their present whereabouts.

As before, the statement denied the right of committee to inquire into the "private transactions" of the bishop and she replied to all questions with a refusal to comment. Petera followed a similar course, He submitted a statement denying that he had violated the corrupt practices act and asserting the committee had no right to pursue the inquiry. He also refused to reply to questions. Harry F. Sinclair, millionaire oil operator, served a sentence in jail for refusing to testify before a Senate committee.

MINISTER RETURNS Rev. C. M. Robertson who has been absent on vacation during the month of August has returned and will occupy his pulpit at the Union Hill Baptist church Sunday night. Mrs.

Eicher had "met" through mail matrimonial bureaus. From Park Ridge, the scene shifted yesterday to Clarksburg with Pierson's arrest there and the search revealing the four bodies. Chief Johnson tonight expected to find the nurse who cared for the three children during their mothers' absence and to procure a statement from her. If he does, he said, he will fly tomorrow to Clarksburg to aid in the prosecution against Pierson. News Briefs PARTY EXPELS MACDONALD LONDON, Aug.

Minister Ramsay MacDonald has been expelled from the Hampstead Labor party "for Joining an antiSocialist government formed for the purpose of forcing through Parliaanti-working class tion," it was announced today. AVIATRIX REACHES TOKYO TOKYO, Aug. Marga Von Etzdorf, German atr woman, landed at Haneda airdrome this afternoon to complete a solo flight from Berlin in 12 days. TO CONFER ON COTTON PROBLEM WASHINGTON, Aug. were made for a second conference of southern senators with farm board members over the cotton problem today as the Egyptian proposal for an International discussion came to the board.

ANOTHER GANGSTER KILLING NEW YORK, Aug. a single day of calm, police were faced with another gangster killing today when a policeman stumbled over the body of a man identified as Leonardo De Mico, 30, of Brooklyn. A single bullet hole through the left eye had taken his life, an ambulance surgeon said. His body was found in Skillman street, Brooklyn, but a short distance from the club room where three men were found stabbed and clubbed to death a week ago. FUND NOT TO BE FORFEITED RICHMOND.

Aug. The State Highway Department announced today that no part of the emergency road fund of $1,500,000 loaned to Virginia by the Congress would be forfelted. Under the terms of the emergency appropriation act it was provided that the money so appropriated could not be used on road construction projects unless they were completed by September 1 of this year. Henry G. Shirley, state highway commissioner, said today that reports reaching him from the eight construction districts into which the state is divided showed that all of the emergency projects virtually had been completed.

TOWN TOPICS Dr. E. L. Bain, presiding elder Danville District, will address the R. W.

Patross Bible class of Main Street Methodist Church, Sunday morning at 9:45. Rev. R. B. Cotton and Mrs.

Cotton have returned from a visit to Central Academy. He will All his regular appointment at Burton Memorial churca tomorrow. The minister is preparing for a revival at the church which will open on September 6th. Rev. P.

A. Mickel is to conduct the revival. The Northside Playground had its Commencement yesterday preceded by a parade of the children in fancy costumes. This was the most largely patronized playground of any operatled by the city this year, the average attendance being 150. Drive in Peace! Say "Good-bye" to Worry! Keep your engine running cool.

Overheated engines cause delay, worry and repair bills. Let us flush your car's radiator and block in one operation with our new, powerful Marquette Radiator and Block Flusher. Only this thorough flushing process can remove the slime, dirt, oil, sludge and accumulated rust that clog radiator cores and prevent complete circulation. Get this important work done right-see us. AUTOMOBILE AND TRUCK REPAIRING Young Bailey Rear Leeland Hotel Phone 87 Toe can understand be your genuinely problems helpful so is that the constant aim of every officer and employee of this bank.

Our depositors have found this to be true--so will you. Commercial Checking Savings Trusts Safe Deposit COMMERCIAL BANK TRUST COMPANY DANVILLE. VIRGINIA. OLD STRONG CONSERVATIVE.

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