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The Concord times. (Concord, N.C.) 1894-1930, June 30, 1927, Image 1

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MIH l.li n And Three Companions ■e On Through Fog Which Ides All Views From Them If no I | PLANE Mm liH.lu'd I pon |B as Scientific Hioilv. Trip Has Honv tor Tests. THE ■ aNK !\ CRIP Wm L Yesterday the ■nad Not Been |Kee I.and or Sea ■of Heavy Fog. Press) ■Hp..- ' ':• •!i• • t ion that |^K r 'jv I»«* scien- HHtrm- "'lrii mn.'iziitg re a.;u. slu'd ' ii»* world r;idi < 1 i’iLt that 1)0 had I H 1 ;'t this morning ! |H hours as- ; York, ho nevorthe |H, - ■••'tt: '*■ about 6ft() |H British Is'os. -ir signal "WT- the oars of i |n ~:i trans-Athmtic , |H B.'f.i’i sd Hamburg itr Valencia ! H idfinaraiider Byrd "is j |H;.rn.\i!;i;o<dy 3<K> miles. |Hco;tst at (»:3ft a. m.. I time. The steamship ' jjjHhi rim Ataerioa to be , |H wi->; of Lands End. 1 n'rlock this morti i M B\ rd and his three he bearing down Htet Field. Paris, some- eastern standard fog—so thick ■Hlr river cuiild not see jm piaae's wings—Coin- IjHiirnve the America for c hours last night, at 7 :4d this morn jJH everything was eov- H and he had not seen |H sitter o'clock yester ■ The doughty coin- his wish —to gain ledge under all pos- H was making fast time. ■' IT 2.30 ft miles from ■il in '_'3 hours, if her by the steamship H er> t' at 1 1 O'clock. Fratiee. June .‘JO. — (A 3 ) ('( nmiander Riclt- by a British sta ■ that the American to reaeli Paris by 11 rite message did not this was Greenwich Hjo. Will Continue. •’,( I. — (gp)— r pi lp bad which Commander in the trans ■ -Vtierua battle during of their flight seemed t<> he repeated at coast of Ireland * Imbue] and then down H to he Boruget field, the ■tainy or uncertain. Big the sun, which W only at intervals. storm clouds hung tlie early afternoon and prediction for tonight partially stormy, with Wind from south r man is right, the di- B'' wind at least will be of the fivers. ■‘d'Hiiet courage of Lind- j ■ " ,IP Lv flight across the flic French mind, so B tltir aspm-t ~f Command made its impression, B tllis afternoon was wait s' for the. outcome. ■ "* a ll. v prove whether across the ocean B '' as ll" 1 tenor of the t . I Hi Nale \t Robinson’s, j H • nnuai July Clearance! B s w >ll begin tomor : | B' 1 ?. Liirgains have been | IN M-ecial trade event. B‘7. >|lks. new summer cot- B l,im i ;| nd batiste. Mary V' l"dnt silks, genuine j summer dresses, I Hi “"Übiery are to be : H; a ! |( *>' than usual. I HJ 1 ;,rs new ad. in this "a hand when sttle B{' u fiiorning. H usains at Eflrd’s. ■tfiv a /.? r<Jay ure the fast ■ Sale and for Httrai'P <>on u P:my is offerin £ ■ f-tne bargains. ■ Price! 01 ' 0 ' lrf ' ss( ‘ s ' w ash H, o . 'hhi h lower than Ks aJ'" in h °siery. un- HreJ. <! ot,ler goods. Hturther I>age ad ' in this H 1 Particulars. THE CONCORD TIMES J. B. SHERRILL, Editor and Publisher : ~ SAYS BYRD PLANS TO FLY ,BACK TO THE UNITED STATES New York. June :Jo.—(A*)—Com mander Richard E. Byrd inteuds to fly the America back to the United States from Pariv. accord j ing to T. Harold Kinkade. motor i expert, who is on h's way to Cher i hourg. i T r j LOCAL MENTION j| Children’s Day will be observed at Howell's Church Sunday. July 3rd. Everybody Is invited to attend. Three cases of measles were report ed Wednesday at-the office of the Oa j bnrrus county health department. A marriage license was issued Wed- I nesday by L. V. Elliott, register of deeds, to A. Lee Moose and IMiss ; Dllie Belle Kilmer, both of Concord. Police officers reported today that i no arrests were made here either Wed nesday* or Wednesday night. “Every i thing is quiet," Chief of Police L. A. Tnlbirt reported. One real estate transfer as follows was recorded for record here Wed nesday at* the office of the register of deeds: J. L. Potts to W. A. Lippard, property on Elm Street, Ward 1, $3,- 30ft. Truck loads of crated cantaloupes have begun to arrive in Concord and the men are enjoying a ready sale of the fruit. The majority of those doming to Concord are from South Carolina counties. All members of the Fred Y. McCon nell Post the American Legion are urgjed to attend the meeting to be heljl tomorrow night at 7:45. Im porjtant matters are to be discussed amj acted upon at the meeting. I r ou Gehrig is even with Babe Ruth in ihome runs. The Yankee first baseman drove out his 24th circuit drife yesterday. Ruth got back in. the game after betng out with injuries, and although he got four hits none was for the circuit. The Chrysler sedan which was found by City police officers late Tuesday night and which was thought to have been stolen and deserted by the thief, belonged to a man in Charlotte, it was said today. The Charlotte man came for his car late Wednesday night. Dr. S. E. Lee. of State Sanatorium, will address the Kiwanis Club of this city at the regular weekly luncheon meeting of the club Friday. Dr. Lee is a tuberculosis specialist and is now conducting a clinic here under the Cabarrus county health department. Summer came back with a veng eance here yesterday, the mercury go ing above the 00-degree mark during the day. It had been cool for sev eral days but yvith clear skies through out the day there was nothing to keep the mercury from climbing during the day. * St. Louis defeated Pittsburgh again yesterday and is but half a_game out of first place in the National League Washington went into second place in the American by defeating Phila delphia. In the South Atlantic Char lotte defeated Macon. Greenville de feated Knoxville and Asheville defeat ed Spartanburg. Radio fans will have an opportunity to tune in on the radio station at the JefFerson Standard Building, in Grens boro. tonight when the Burlington Chamber of Commerce will broadcast the program. It has been said here that a singer well-known to Concord residents will be on the program to sing several old Southern songs. The grammar schools of the city will have illustrated current news pictures in the class rooms next year. The pictures will he of aid to the pupils in current events discussions and each teacher will be furnished a guide of the picture to use in explain ing it to the pupils. The teacher’s guide was prepared by Dr. David C. Knowlton, assistant professor of Vis ual Instruction, of Yale University. Mrs. A. J. Dayvault and Misses Mary and Virginia Dayvault were the guests of Mrs. D. E. Turner in Moores ville Tuesday. Believe Slayer of Gladys Kincaid Is Now in Ute Newton Jail j Newton, N. C., June 30.— (A*)— If i the picture, sent out by the sheriff of I Burke county is a correct likeness of the negro slayer of Gladys Kincaid, he is now safely behind the bars .in the Newton jail, according to half a dozen officers here this morning. The prisoner says his name is Eugene Martin, and he was arrested in a coal mine in Chatham county late yester day afternoon and brought to New ton today. Martin is said to have ad mitted to officers that he escaped from the chaingang in Asheville not long ago, and he is quoted as also saying that he left Hickory on the Monday before the crime was com ra 'tted iu i Morganton on Tuesday, i A story was sent out by the Asso S THOROUGH TEST OF | AIB FLIGHT MADE Noted Flier Was Anxious to Test Plane Under All Conditions and Seems to Have Met With Success. I MADE PROGRESS 1 JUST THE SAME t ‘ . Sent Message Earty Today and Several Ships at Sea Picked Up the Messages From His Radio. • New York, June 30.—OP)—Com ’ mander Byrd and his crew of three ! men on the monoplane America have neither seen land nor sea since 3 j o’clock yesterday afternoon, he said | in a radio message received at the j America hangar at Roosevelt Field at ! 7:4;"* a. m. daylight time today. t The message sa'd : “We have seen | . neither land nor sea since 3 o’clock; ; yesterday. Everything completely covered with fog. Whatever happens. . I take off my hat to these three great fellows with me. (Signed) Byrd.” The message was timed lft :sft ; Greenwich Mean Time. ; Less than half hour before Byrd’s message was received, the liner Ham- I 1 burg, 275 miles southwest of the Irish | coast reported hearing the America's j •R'gnals. The ship's message, received j at 7:20 o’clock said: "The S. S. Ham- j burg at 08 3ft'G M T (4.3 ft a. m. ! , Eastern Daylight Time) Lat. 4ft 1(5,1 Long. 14 3ft, has seen nothing, but heard by direction finder from 300 de grees to 280 degrees “ WTW" fol lowed by dash. Probably Commander Byrd has clear night now. Wind north by northeast, force 6. Cloudy and squally night. (Signed) Mas ter." The letters W T W referred to in the message are the call letters of the America. Nears England. Paris. June 3ft.— (A 3 )—A Havas din- ! patch from Cherbourg late today stat-1 ed that Commander Byrd had sig- j nailed his position to the Cherbourg | aviation field as 35 miles north of I Lands End, England. The time of this message was not given, but it was not expected that the commander would arrive over Cherbourg until about 7:30 p. m., French daylight time (2:30 Eastern daylight time). Making Progress. Torqua, Devonshire, England, June 3ft.— (A 3 )—lntercepted radio messages received here today appeared to indi cate that Commander Byrd was about sixty miles off the Cornish coast at 5:35 p. m.. London daylight time. Radio Service in Touch With Byrd. Brest, France, June 30.— (A 3 ) —The radio service of the Maritime Pre fecture was, in communion with Com mander Richard E. Byrd at 5 o’clock French . daylight time this afternoon ■ (noon Eastern daylight time). In Freezing Fog. London, June 30.— (A 3 ) —Command- er Byrd in radio communication with the French liner Paris at 11 o’clock Greenwich time, 7 a. m. Eastern day light, said: “We are 10,000 feet up in a freez ing dense fog. Position 11 Greenwich Meridian Time, 49 33 North Latitude, 18 10 West Longitude. Fine. Thanks. You have helped us a lot.” The position given is about 600 , miles tvest of Lands End, England. | The message was forwarded by the J Paris to the wireless station at Val encia island and was relayed thence to th fi London bureau of the Associat *£(l Pr^Bß May Fly to South Pole. New York, June 3ft.— (A 3 )—The New York American in a copyright story today says Commander Richard E. Byrd, now over the Atlantic on a scientific air journey to Paris, will sail September 16th at the head of a flight expedition to the South Pole. * The Metropolitan Golf Associa i tion, which embraces the area around ■ New York City, has a membership of 157 clubs. ciated Press from Hickory this that negroes in that city believe the Burke officers were searching for Eu gene Martin instead of Broadus MiH ler. They were of the opinion that the pictures were of Martin and not of Miller. Miller’s wife said the picture was of her husband, although it was “not a very good likeness.” Other Mcr ganton people were quoted as saying that there was no mistake about the matter, ’ and that the officers were really searching for Broadus Miller. But the pictures of the outlaw and ’ the countenance of the negro held i here tally in every respect, say of ficers who have investigated the mat ter. CONCORD, N. C., THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 1927 I ■ ' - BLANKS AND HIS PARTY IN PORT; HAD FINE TRIP In a cablegram to the Daily Tribune and the Concord Times to- , f day H. W. Blanks, secretary of the Concord Y. M. C. A. and director of a European party, stated that he and Kis party had reached Plymouth, England. ; The message, dated Plymouth, : j June 3ftfh, reads: "Arrived safely. All well.* Blanks.” . i, | In the party from Concord are ' j Mrs. Blanks, Miss Loraine Blanks, j Mrs, Lilly Blanks and Mrs. W. H. | Gorman. , I I —- j BUDGET ESTIMATES ARE BEING TOUCHED HI Will Be Submitted by County Ac» 1 countants to Boards of Commis* ' sioners. ~The Tribune Bureau j Sir Walter Hotel Raleigh, June 30.—The much dis- I cussed budget estimates of the various j counties are receiving their finishing ; touches this week preparatory to be j ing submitted by the county account j ants to the board of county cominis- I sioners at their regular meeting next Monday. These budget estimates represent : the proposed expenditures of the coun ty officials for the fiscal year begin i ning July Ist. The preparation and use of these budgets mark a new step in the history of county gov l eminent in this state, although the i State departments have been working under a budget system since the 1925 | legislature created the budget bureau j with Governor McLean as ex-officio j director. ) 1 . At the meering next Monday the board of county commipsioneie v/rH consider the budget' estimates, any adjustments or changes in them that they may deem necessary beforf adoption which takes at thi| meeting. \ j During tne period between next ! Monday and the fourth Monday in | July, when the appropriation resolu j tion must be adopted, the commission* lens shall make public the expenditure j requests of the county departments j and activities by publishing in at least one newspaper published in the coun ty and by posting at the court house. The hoard of commissioners at the | meeting next Monday is also expected I to make provision for the ordinary! expenses of the county and its sub divisions for the interval between the' beginning of. the new fiscal year and ■ the time of the adoption of the annual appropriation resolution, which is fixed by law as the fourth Monday in July. These expenses include the | I fixed salaries, the principal and in terest of indebtedness, and the stated j compensation of officers and employees. j Bumper Crop of “Spuds” Marketed. The Tribune Bureau Sir Walter Hotel Raleigh, June 3ft. —Irish potato pre i ducers of eastern North Carolina are “sitting on top of the world,” having just marketed a bumper crop for ex cellent prices. Early estimates were smashed during the. past week, and then the total number of carlot ship ments exceeded those of last year, which made this the banner Irish po tato year. This success spells about s7.ooo.ftftft to the Irish potato producers who were not hacked by early pessipiisin but got busy and marketed their crops with lightning rapidity, it was point ed out at the State department of j agriculture. Illustrative of the range of ship ments, the department cited the fol lowing cities to which cariots of North Carolina potatoes have moved this week: New York, Detroit, Cleve land, Philadelphia, Chicago, Cincin nati, Indianapolis, Charleston. Chat tanooga, Fort Wayne, Greenville, S. C.. Miami, Norfolk, Richmond, Ind., Scranton and Trenton. Birthplace of O. Henry to Be Proper ly Mailied. Greensboro, June 30.—Greensboro bids fair at last to handsomely mark the site where stood the house in which O. Henry was born and reared. The Masons of the city have an nounced the purchase of the land and their intention to proceed immediate ly with erection of a $200,000 tem ple to house the various groups of the fraternal order. Next Sunday has been designated as Home Coming Day at Cold Springs Methodist Church, No. 11 township, when all members and former mem bers of the church will gather for a great Sunday school will begin at 100 a. m. and at 11 a. m. preaching services will be held. Fol lowing dinner on the grounds Rev. J. H. Barnhardt, of Winston-Salem, will speak. Short talks will also be made during the afternoon by members of the church. j CAN YOU SCORE | TEN ON THESE?) 1— What and where is Mount Ver i non? 2 What were the Middle Ages? 3 What is the Old South Church? 4 Who was the Quaker poet? 5 Name the New England news paper he edited in 1830. 6 Who is Wilhelmina Helena Paulina Maria? 7 Who was William Tell? i B—Who was Poor Richard? 9 When and by whom was the eor- I nerstone of the Capitol at Washing- I tou laid? ,i 10 — Who partially destroyed the ■ Capitol in 1814? - (Answers on page seven) Gaston Delegation Makes Charges At the Health Board Inquiry The Tribune Bureau. Sir Walter Hotel. BY <l. €. BASKERVILLE Rafegh, June 30.—The heaviest barrage that has yet been turned {against the State Board of Health | tending to indicate that in some oas * at least, undue arbitrariness has j been exercised in tf*e enforcement of j the sanitary privy laws, was unloosed ;by the delegation- of witnesses from 'Gaston county. No graft was charg ed, but Incidents were related wh : eli ; indicated a strong suspicion of col j lotion and of excessive arbitrariness oq the part of the sanitary inspector '■ involved, B. F. Rowland. However, Rowland maintained he d : d nothing more than his duty, when the probe ' graft charges was renewed Wednes j \ ‘ Five witnesses in nil testified from 1 Gaston county. These were E. Froh man, groeeryman and real estate man, in Gastonia; W. A. Wiggins and C. E. Wright, carpenters; J. F. Wal* ■ lace, merchant and property owner of > Stanley, and J. M. Holland, property ! owner in Gastonia, and who acted as ciiief interrogator. While none of these witnesses had ’ bad any run-ins or disagreement with Rowland, most of them indicated that in their opinions he showed undue dis crimination, It was also indicated by their testimony that Rowland had ■ seemed to show a preference for the toilets built by a carpenter named Key, who often applied for the job of rebuilding a toilet within a few hours or a day after it had been con demned by Rowland. In the case of Mr. Holland, for in stance, Mr. Holland stated that about 1923. he had built some 2ft or more privies, in accordance with the then existing specifications of the Board of Health. Later, in 1925. Rowland came along and because these toilets 1 were different from the specifications j 1 then in effect. l)e was required to tear ! down every 7 one of these that had been built two years before, and build ab solutely new ones, before they were i passed by Rowland. Yet in another section of Gastonia privies of the other type were allowed to stand, and are still standing. Mr Holland exhib ited actual photographs as evidence, THE COTON MARKET J Opened Steady at an Advance of 4 to 7 Points, October Selling up to 17.05. New York, June 30.— (A 3 ) —The cot tou market opener! steady ,today at an advance of 4 to 7 points a« if influen ced by steady late cables from Liver pool, reports of showers in south 1 Texas, and a private crop report mak ! ing the condition 71.3, the acreage 42,979,000 and pointing to a yield per acre of only 149.1 pounds. October sold up to 17.05, or 8 points net higher, but the advance met realizing and there appeared to he some selling of new crop months for foreign account. Th : s eased the market, and prices were back to yes terday’s closing figures. Cotton futures opened steady: Ju ly 16.75; October 17.02; December 17.25; January 17.29. Market Close. Jan. 17.34, March 17.54. May 17.63, July 16.84, Oct. 17.09, Dec. 17.28. P.Jfc N. TO CONNECT WITH HIGH POINT High Point. Thomasville and Denton Road May Construct Link. High Point. June 29.—High Point, one of the biggest freight producing, cities in the Piedmont section, will be given access to the P. & N railroad, according to a local committee which attended the final hearing before the Interstate Commerce Commission yes terday at Charlotte. J. Allen Austou, chairman of the committee, reports that the city can not expect the P. & N. to build here under the present petition, but can look forward to access to the railroad j in the near future. High Point, j Thomasville & Denton railroad com- ; pany will in all probability consider • extending its rails to connect with the J I*. & N. This is a locally owned rail- 1 road. MARBLE PLAQUE TO CHARLES LINDBERGH Plaque Was Dedicated on Spot Where Young American Landed Plane on May 21st. Le Bourget, France, June 30. — (A 3 ) —While Commander Richard E. Byrd was winging his way to Paris through a deense Atlantic fog and with Clar ence D. Chamberlin aud Chas. A. Lev ine standing by in homage, a marble plaque commemorating Chas. A. Lind bergh's feat of first reaching the Eu ropean continent by air from the Un:t edg States was dedicated here today on the spot the young American landed on May 21st. With Our Advertisers. Baby shoes for 69 cents, smart shoes for ladiee at $3.98 and $4.98, all-patent shoes for women at $2.98, patent leather sandals at $2.98, dainty patent leathers for $4.98 and solid ' leather Betan shoes for $1.69 at the J. C. Penney Co. Prices on Firestone tires and tubes are very low now at the Ritchie Hard ware Co. Also Oldfield 30x3 1-2 tire for $7.35. See ad. for particulars. Monday, July 4th, being Independ -1 eenee Day. the banks of the city will be closed. The Gray Shop is offering a luggage bag free of charge Saturday. Read ad. • in this paper for particulars. Shoes that ordinarily sell for $7.(K> are going at the G. A. Moser Shoe 1 Store fop from $1 to $4.99 in big Clean Sweep Sale. Red ad. for par- I ticulars. and his testimony was corroborated. Some of the charges made against , Rowland were: jThat he condemned one toilet because the lids to the seat did not extend two inches over the ledge, as the specifications called for; that he recommended this one carpen ter named Key to almost evervoDe; that he passed privies built by Key that contained defects, which if found in one not built by him. he would condemn; that he Had condemned the toilets owned by the Ozard mills in Gastonia, and ordered that the privies be rebu : lt out of new lumber, but that when Key was given the contract, he permitted Key to use much of the old lumber; that he had approved some toilets built before those of Hol land, and of an older design, but com pelled Holland to tear his down and build new ones, and many other sim-, ilar charges. Rowland denied some of these charges outright, and in many other instances “didn’t remember” the ex act circumstances. He admitted that Key followed him to Gastonia and Gaston county, and said that Key was the only carpenter he had found who could build a privy exactly ac cording to specifications. He denied, however, that he allowed Key to work with him, pr that he had ever receiv ed any money from Key. He also said* that the only circumstances un der wh’ch he ever condemned a privy w&h when there was some radical de fect. making it insanitary, and that in all cases where he had condemned them, this was the case. Rowland was still on the stand when the hearing recessed late in the after noon. He was unshaken and unruf fled by the many questions shot at him. Earlier in the day a large number of witnesses from Hendersonville and Henderson county testified concerning the work of John E. Floyd, the sani tary inspector in that section, and without exception, they gave Floyd a dean slate. One of them stated that Floyd had accomplished so much good in Henderson county in cleaning it up and ridding it of disease, that he de served the gratitude of every resident of the county. No indication was given of just when the probe would end. I in M .I——. i FEW STORES WILL BE OPEN LOCALLY INDEPENDENCE DAY Secretary of Merchants As sociation States Almost Every Business Establish ment Is to Close. Practically all business establish ments in the city of Concord will close their stores in observance of In dependence Day, it was announced this morning by L. R. Sapp, secre tary of the Concord Merchants Asso ciation. Meat markets w r ill remain open un til noon on July Fourth while ga rages and barber shops wil lbe clos eed during the entire day. She banks j and the postoffice will suspend activ- j ity for the day also. I Concord populace is planning to celebrate the holiday at Kannapolis where a great jn-ograin of thrilling ex citement and fun galore has been ar ranged. At least lft,ooft visitors are expected in the Towel City on this occasion. DRUG STORE WILL INSTALL FIXTURES Pearl Drug Store Will Have Grand Opening Reception Next Month. The work of installing the complete set of new fixtures of the Pearl Drug Company was commence Tuesday and i will be rushed rapidly to completion. The new fixtures will make the store one of the most beautiful drug stores in this section of the ■ country. The fixtures, which are of j American black walnut, were made by j the Morrison Manufacturing Com ! pany, of Statesville, and a representa ' tive of the Company said today that I they would be the finest set of fixtures in this section. The new fixtures, combined with the other improvements that have re cently been made at the store, will add greatly to the attractiveness of the store. A few months ago the entire front of the store building was torn away and a new “Palm Beach” front, with almost the entire front of the store opened, was put in. The pre scription department of the store was moved several feet further to the rear of the store which enabled the door on West Depot .Street to open into the main room of the store. An opening reception will be held in the new store within the next few weeks, it was announced today. There will be an orchestra and other en tertainment furnished those visiting the store at that time. Full details of the reception will be given within a few days when the plans for the opening are completed. •- - t Ritchie Reunion. • There will be a Ritchie! family gathering in the afternoon df Sun day, July 3rd, at the homo%>f the late G. E. Ritchie, in No. 6 township. Neighbors and friends are invited to participate in the basket dinner which will be served at 1 o’clock p. m. The occasion is given especially for G. T. Ritchie and Mrs. S. W. Over cash and their families, of Porters ville, California. Portrait of Bride. This morning’s Charlotte Observer carried a lovely photograph of Mrs. James Heilig Wilkinson, of Concord, who prior to her marriage recently, was Miss Anne Whisnant, of Char lotte. $2 00 a Year, Strictly in Advance. REACH AGREEMENT AS TO SIZE m NEW It Is Understood That Max imum Tonnage of New Destroyers Has Been Fixed at 1,500 Tons. RATIO HASISTOT BEEN SELECTED It Is Said That Virtually an Agreement Has Been Reached on the Ratio as Well as Size of Craft. Geneva, June 30.— (A) —An agree ment to limit the maximum size of destroyers was reached today at a meeting of the naval experts of the tripartite conference. The experts also discussed the question of ratio in the number of destroyers as between the United States. Great Britain and Japan. It is understood that an accord was virtually reached on the ratio for de stroyers, but the experts today de clined to announce the ratio figures. The maximum tonnage of destroyers is understood to have been fixed at 1,- 500 tons, a line of demarcation being drawn between destroyers and destroy er leaders. HIGH SCHOOLS OF COUNTY WILL HAVE STANDARDS RAISED Board of County Education and Committeemen Met Here Saturday to Discuss School Plans. There is a probability that the Mt. Pleasant, Bethel, Harrisburg and i Winecoff high schools of this county will be on the list of accredited high schools of the State by the end of the next school year, it was learned here today. The county board of education and the committeemen of the high schools of the county met Saturday to discuss plans the standards of the high schools could be raised so as to be able to command a position on the list of accredited high schools. All members of the board of educa tion were present and the following named committeemen: Harrisburg. James"E. Query, D. S., McEachern and J. C. Higgins; Bethel, A. C. Carriker and U.. H. Hnrtsell: Mt. Pleasant. A. N. James, S. T. Seaford, Mrs. C. W. Warlick and Mrs. C. H. Thayer; Winecoff, W. H. Barnhardt. . S. G. Hawfield, county superintend ent-elect, gave some facts relating to : the high school situation in this coun ty, and outlined some plans by which j the schools might become accredited during the coming year. Dr. J. Henry Highsmith, of Raleigh, State inspector of high schools, who was present at the meeting, strongly ' urged that all possible effort be put forth to place the high school work on an accredited basis at once. He stated that in view of the large num ber of high school pupils in the coun ty being forced to attend non-standard high schools the authorities should' not delay a single day in making some I plans by which the rural children might have the benefite which come from standardization. Following the address of D*. Higli- 1 smith there was a brief discussion re garding the problem relating to each of the above schools and the follow- j jug agreements were reached: For Mt. Pleasant High School it | was decided that the local board would petition the county board of educa tion for the privilege of holding a special tax election, the tax rate to be 90 cents and the area to be in cluded in the district to be decided upon by the local school board, the county board of education and the county superintendent. Bethel High School also decided to | hold a special election. Since the j district already has a 30-cent rate it! was decided to extend the boundaries: of this district. The new boundaries will be decided upon by Mr. Hawfield. the county board of education and the local school committee. Harrisburg decided to hold a special tax election upon the proposition of raising the rate from 20 cents to 3ft cents and of increasing the gize of the district. The agreement as stat ed above was made with the provision that if the new project should be de feated the county board of education might consolidate the Rocky River annex with the Harrisburg district using the special tax of the two dis tricts for the purpose of operating an eight months school term for both districts. YVineeoff school took the same ac tion as di(T“Harrisburg and decided 1 to hold a special tax election for the purpose of increasing the rate from 20 cents to 30 cents. In regard to the building of the school, it was decided that the county board of education would determine its quota from the fourth special building fund and if the amount is sufficient, proceed with the plans for a new building, asking the county commissioners to borrow the amount necessary from some source other than the State until the appropriation from the State would be available on or about January 1, 1928. Dick Richards, of Liberty Hill, S. C., is visiting in Concord. ISATS POLITICS AND i HOT EFFICIENCY IS t THING THAT COUNTS ■ I Major Mills Says Political r _ Patronage Decides Who i Will Hold Job With the Prohibition Units. resignedliis I POST LAST WBlfcK [At the Same Time He SaJH Service Is Diluted WM II Patronage and He Cltfea Conference as Evidence. New York, June 30.—OP)—Political patronage and not personal efficiency ; is the keynote in holdiug a job as j prohibition administrator. Major Cbeiy 1 i| ter T. Mills, who resigned last |as federal prohibition administrator here, declared here today in a formal statement after his resignation. ; ..(#i At the time he characterized the i service as diluted with political ; ronage. Mills was describing q con ' ference in Washington last February, The conference, he said, was attended by “high treasury officials and political i leaders of New York.” told - of being introduced as the ef* ficient administrator in the United States.” The reply was, he said ‘‘we won’t question his efficiency, but let's talk patronage.” The namee of those attending the conference were not divulged. 1.- i _____________ THE STOCK MARKET. j New High Record Since 1920 fljr Southern Pacific Featured Market, New York. June ”ft.~ f/4 3 ) —Estab- lishment of a new high record since 1920 by the Southern Pacific common, at 117 1-4. featured today’* dull awl irregular stock market. The general list alternately blew hot and (“old, with selling pressure particularly severe against many of the motors, oils and i railroad equipments, concerning which ! recent trade news had been unfavor | able. There was some selling later on an | other of the private end-June reports I placing the condition at 76.7 and the decrease in acreage at 9 per cent. Offerings Vere comparatively light, however, while there was probably a little buying on the prospect for re newed showers or somewhat unsettled weather in parts of the South, and the market was very quiet around mid day. October sold off to 16 93 and the general list showed net declines of about 3 to 6 points. The closing was firm. Total sales approximntel 1.400,000 shares, DUKE ENDOWMENT MAILS OUT CHECKS 971,570.31 Additional Forwarded T-0 Hospitals and Orphanages In the Two Carolines. Charlotte. June 29.'hecks aggre* gating $71,570.31 supplementing the j dWhursement of $393,583 made about ! a month ago. have i>eeii sent by the Duke endowment to a number of hos pitals and orphanages in the two Curolinas that did not participate in the earlier distribution of funds, it was announced here today. This j brings the amount of the disburse*. | ments for the year to $465,153.31 with 63 hospitals aud 4ft orphanages par ticipating in the distribution. There were 12 hospitals in North Carolina and six in South Curolinn j participating in the most recent, ,dis ; buaement, which totalled $61^1)88; ' This added to the $278,039 distributed Ito 45 hospitals last month, brings ] the total given such institutions thia ; year to $339,1227. Four orphanages in the two states participated in the latest disburse ment, receiving $10,842.10. This brings the total gifts to orphanages this year to $126,026.31. 36 such institutions re ceiving $115,544 in May. . More than 5.00 ft orphans have been indirectly beneficiaries of the Duke endowment (this year. - No Extension of Time Limit for li censes. Raleigh, June 30. — (A 3 )—There will be no extension of the time limit to procure automobile licenses, State Commissioner of Revenue Doughtoa said today. Beginning tomorrow all automo biles must carry the new license j plates. Mr. Dougbton estimated that by midnight tonight between 250.000 and 275.000 licenses will have been purchased. ' A May Enter National Tournament. Charlotte, June 30.—(INH)— Harry Ehle, Asheville, and Jack Heath, Charlotte, winner and runner-up in the Southern Ainatuer Golf tourna ment here last week, probably will enter the national tournament, it waa believed -here today. Col. Lowry Ar nold, vice president of the Southern >. Golf Association, said every effort ) would be made to enter the pair in the national tournament. Miftsea Addie, Lou and Mae White ! spout yesterday in Charlotte. Mali Partly cloudy tonight, possibly light showers in extreme east portion ; cool , er in east portion tonight. Friday fair, slightly warmer in east portion. NO. 3

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