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The Concord times. (Concord, N.C.) 1894-1930, July 04, 1927, Image 1

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At Kriiiif he told her that the Bftili-committee, of which > sending her a check Kjv.itvsn.tiiig American sub- Bz, ■Brians will ■ meet on H esday Hotter to Conduct Delibera- J ■ tions at Montreat.. B.y. July L*. —( h-ganiza- j Bk tv.d; committee which l nnijor. executive and j K] affairs of the Presby- Ervii in the Faired States j Brin! here next Tuesday. j Bt c.mmittee will take over | Bbu of affairs from ! Bt<> committees which were ‘ Hwnci the new plan was ’ B the last general assembly B e ft j B«nee's membership of 44 BiM into six Executive and Btlsub-omiiiiirtees. each min- J Btssume charge of a partie- j Btl activity. This will ab- B tie work formerly done by ! B<? commirtees on foreign 1 Hkue missions. t’hristian ministerial relief, publica- B Sabbath School work. Bp. men's work ami women's ■trill be fixed for each of the ■frees, proper adjustments Bdt. and plans will be laid Bn?the budget in the church Bt present year. Bt committee holds powers ■ trciu the general assembly referred to as the "lit- Bh hs actions are subject Bb.v the main body. B*>t Thompson. <'harleston, ■thiruan of the survey com- general assembly which ■ ftpurr leading to adoption 0* witralissation pan. will ' BtTuesday's meeting. B". *'i) > let adojited without B®tnii>li on the floor of the B aW . v »>' a minority which B® 1 I't'/posal as novel and Steven women on the B*W). Pig;—Robbery.” Is ! ■ wsican Cry. Ju] .v o.—The Anti -07 ~2 i)*‘. winch dedieat -07 |>rn|i;tg;inda j n ■ * l:|S called a Fourth 0** ll;M!il - to discuss Am- Is, r “ and contrast the I ' n of liberty in the Fn ■*' t "n that of p.r_>7 0“-' P° s H‘rs are printed K 1^1 ' and suninnirize ■t* •'ilf I '' r *"* l>ast an< l 1 Franklin, lib ■Wwnce." BMViIi •*' >lll( ' ;l ' r - Morgan. Bit ~vx;is' »iN47.»iN47. • S ‘' ( " , ragua. Santo ■ Hie ■ •• imperialism, I" 111 ii \tlanta. Kj' J,l| y d.— \ewspa B mHt today to ob- B„{ v a, miversury ~f the B»W' . Ncwrspu ■c o . Ass «»ciation. I ■ti'Mnhers are ex -0% . fm'mer Secre- B>hr at " "l 11 he the prin i a barbecue to be B Z^y^atam^^ Y Ihownwl ■ Cr M,n (,f Frank lr,,v 'dence town- B T *f nc.r ' lr,nv,,( M in the ll "me Sunday Bating •' '"mpanton ,. b°dy had not Burl'll " ' loon today, al- B as made for By. ir foa.l I!L< na ' B 3t i. tmmpionshipn B '' September THE CONCORD TIMES J. B. SHERRILL. Editor and Publisher ► WEAVERS LOSE TO THE TOWELERS IN THE r MORNING TILT The Kannapolis Towelers won j another game from the local Weav ers thie morning, getting the long end of a 7 to (5 score in the first of the Fourth of July games. The second game will be played tlrs afternoon at 4 o'clock at Kannapolis. I MT. PLEASANT NEWS. Mt. Pleasant. July I.—The\ Light I Prigade of the Lutheran Church will hold a public meeting Sunday eve j ning at 8 o'clock. Everybody is in v'ted. Prof. (i. F. McAllister and Rev. J. W. Link spent a few days last week in.&mthport fishing. Dr. and Mrs. McCauley have been • visiTtng- Prof, and G. F. Me I Allistor. They are foreign mission aries to India. Sunday morning Mrs. McCauley talked of their work .in India at the Lutheran church. Sun day night Dr. McCauley talked of the work to be done on the foreign fields. Miss Emma Grace Heilig returned Sunday from Rocky Mount, where she had been visiting her sister, Mr*. Skinner. Mrs. Sara Misenheimer left Sun day for Winston-Salem to visit Mr*. C. B. Smithdeal. M ss Mary Lee Seaford. who is in training at the Charlotte Sanatorium, spent, a few hours with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. T. Seaford, Satur day. Miss Rosalie Faggart, of Kannapo lis. was the week-end guest of Miss S Margaret Lentz. I Miss Mariam Sh : rey has been elect ed delegate from the Mt: Pleasant 1 Luther League to attend the national J convention in Salisbury July 2-5. Miss Bernitic and Geneva Hahn | will leave Friday to attend the con t vention to be held in Salisbury July ! 2-5. Mr. and Mrs. John Herion, of Sal ; spent the week-end with Mrs. I Heriou’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. ’T- Seaford. C. E. ! SAYS i . S. AND BRITISH FLEETS W ILL NOT MEET This Is One of Things to Be Re- I membered in Considering Naval Ar maments. Says Britisher. Geneva. July 4. — CA 3 ) —One of the things to be especially remembered in j the deliberations of the naval limita tions conference, a British statesman has declared, is that the fleets of Great Britain and the United States never will war against each other. The spokesman was speaking in formally on the necessity of striking a mutual balance on mutual needs, emphasizing that thi* country was seeking a large flotilla of cruisers be cause she required them to protect her commercial fleet, which he described as the life-blood of the British em pire, and not for offensive purposes. The spokesman pointed out that the United States had more destroyer* than any other nation. He presumed this was because she needed them, and he contended that Great Britain’s great need for cruisers should be sim ilarly recognized. SAYS NEWSPAPERS IN SOUTH ARE BLESSED Can Look to Future W’ith Great Con fidence. John A. Park TeHs South ern Newspaper Men at Atlanta. Atlanta. Ga.. July 4. —South- ern newspapers supported by the ‘ad vancing intelligence of a native born population under improving living codit’ons” may look with confidence to the future. John A. Park, retiring president, reported to the Southern Newspaper Publishers Association in convention here today. Mr. Park, publisher of the Raleigh, X. c.. Times, asserted that newspa pers worked with “improved labor conditions, modernized equipment, plenty of news print, and more im pwjved highways.” and were supported also by “unsurpassed soil and climate, and better schools.’’ With Our Advertisers. Exquisite bedroom suites in walnut and mahogony at the Bell-Harris Co. The Southern Railway announces a seashore excursion to Charleston, S. C., on July 14th. Round trip from Concord, only $7.00. See ad. for par ticulars. Efird’s offers dependable merchan dise for the whole family at low prices. Tomorrow Belk's Department Store will offer mid-summer frocks at from $3.95 to $9.75. Hundreds of season able frocks in this group of dresses. Heat Kills 40. Cleveland. July 2.—Forty persons are dead in Ohio as a result of the heat wave which ha* gripped the State for the past four days. Relief was in sight tonight with cool breeze* from Lake Erie and prospec tive thundershowers are expected to topple the mercury from its record breaking perch. Five Prisoners Escape. Memphis, Tenn., July 4.— UP) —Five negroes, including three convicted mur derers. escaped from the jail at Tun ica, Miss., last midnight. Sheriff Wil liam Nichols, of Tunica county. ad- ( vised police gt Memphis today. They escaped through a coal bin, 1 HEROIC DEEDS BY HEROES OF STATE ARE PAID HOMAGE t * Shaft Unveiled Today at Gillespie to Memory of Tar Heel Warriors Who Fought at Liberty’s Side. HERE FERGUSON MET OFFENSIVE Shaft Marks Spot Where Americans in Revolu tion War Halted British Under Ferguson. (By Staff Correspondent) Little Switzerland. X. C.. July 4. Future travelers will pause at Gill espie (Jap, three miles from here, in the heart of the Blue Ridge, to read the story of how. on Friday. Septem ber 21), 1780, sturdy mountaineers : passed the *pot on their way to de feat General Ferguson and his British force* at King's Mountain. This bit of history is writ on a bronze tablet fastened to a granite shaft, which was formally unveiled at 11 o’clock today in the presence of a large company of people. Mountaineers were there, with their families, having come from the hills and valleys round about. Lim ousines belonging to city folk were parked along the way, as their owners and occupants joined with the hillfolk And paid homage to their ancestor* who not only defeated Ferguson but who gave the world a line of posterity that helped to make up the 30th di vision which broke the Hindenburg line iu France during the World War. A bountiful pienjic dinner followed ex ercises featured by addresses by for mer Governor Cjamerou Morrison and' Brigadier General J; Van B. Metts. Music, both vod-al and instrumental, enlivened the occasion. Governor Morrison’s address was a tribute to the “Heroes of King’s Mountain” and General Metts' trib ute to the mountaineers of the 30th division. The exercises were presid ed over by Judge Thomas M. Pitt man, chairman of the North Carolina Historical Commission, and the an nouncements were made by Associate Justice Heriot Clarkson, member of ~:taijqpMweM*»~ iJoJlawing *»u*iv py the Spruce Pine band, the invocation was delivered by Rev. .Tames Thomas, pastor of the Chestnut Grove Baptist Church, and the benediction was pro nounced by the Rt. Rev. Joseph M. Blount Cheshire, D. D.. bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Diocese of North : Carolina. The monument w’as unveiled by the following young women: representing the United States. Miss Kimesia Henry; representing the South, Miss Anna Jackson Preston, great grand daughter of Stonewall Jackson; rep resenting North -Carolina, Miss An gelia Morrison, daughter of former Governor Cameron Morrison; repre senting the mountain people, Mirfses Virginia Queen and Edith McKinney : representing western North Carolina. Miss Isabelle McCall; representing Little Switzerland, Miss Carolyn Chal mers Jvirkpatrick. Former Governor Morrison paid a glowing tribute to the mountain men who left their home* in the cause of independence and joined forces with their sturdy neighbors and friend* in their march to the south to face the British forces. He gave an outline of the campaign and mentioned the leaders. These included many whose names have been permanently honored through the naming of towns and counties in the Carolinas and Ten nessee. General Metts said in parts: “The monument unveiled today rep resents the 'first and the last’—the Revolutionary War and the World War —the first a fight for the inde pendence of our country against Brit ish oppression, and the last a fight against the German aggression and the liberty of the world. ‘lt is a strange coincidence that to day.” General Metts continued, “in commemoration of the heroes of the historic battles fought in this vicinity and of those who fought in the World War, we find it was on Friday. Sep tember 29. 1780. that a large body of the American Army passed this spot on their march to the battle of King s Mountain; and it was just one hun dred and thirty-eight years later, Sep tember 29. 1918, that the 30th Di vision, composed of men from North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennes *ee, broke through the Hindenburg de fense and gained their objective, com pletely routing the enemy and open ing the way to the armistice. “Those men who fought the Revo lutionary War suffered many hard ships, due to the lack of food and clothing, but with all the modern im plements of use in the World War. and the terrific bombardments, even ten miles behind the front lines, the men had food, clothing and medical attention. “The 30th Division was made up of two brigades of infantry (59th Ten nessee and South Carolina) (60 Noith Carolina regiment) a brigade of field artillery. (North Carolina and Ten nwsee) and other smaller units. This "division organized at Camp Sevier, South Carolina, went through a period of intensive training, embarked for overseas service early in May, 1918, landed in northern France and was assigned to a British command. “The field artillery of the division went acros* later and was used in ' the American sector, hence never re- ~ CONCORD, N. C., MQNDAYTTULY 4, 1927 OFFICERS MARKED CARS BUT RAINS NULLIFIED THE WORK Saturday's heavy downpour played a trick on Concord traffic officers. Just before the rain started shortly before 2 o’clock officers •in ' the downtown section made their . ronnd, to mark all cars so a check could be made later to see which cars were left parked longer than •I the hour allowed by law. ! When the rain was over noth ing of the marks was left and the I! auto owners were given another f hour’* grace before coming under . j the ban of the law. i joined the 30th Division until after the armi*tice.” i General Metts then went on to tell of what these mountain boys, deseend ‘ ants of those who defeated the Brlt- L ish general. Ferguson, accomplished in France. “The troops of 1 the 30th accom plished their mission but. due to cer tain conditions, the 27th failed to materially advance.” Telling of the battle in which t» North and South Carolinians awl Tennesseeans broke the famous HiJ denburg line. General Metts said : * "This battle was fast and furious. Begun in a most dense fog and heavy ifunoko screen, with heavy artillery, machine guns and rifles in action, and the bursting of the enemy shells, one may well wonder how men got through the wire and followed the barrage to a gloriou* victory. "The 30th Division broke the Hin denburgh line between Cambrai and St. Quentin, at its most formidable point, on September 29th. 1918, the first time this defense system had been | broken through during the war aqd j thereby helped to bring the war to j an end much sooner than was expect ed. brought honor to the three otates j ami everlasting glory to the men who j composed it and whose patriotism and valor *hould never be forgotten, but ! should be emblazoned upon the minds ! of generations to follow.” This afternoon from 3 to 5 o'clock the Raleigh Business and Profession al Women's Club will dedicate its hand*ome club house at Little Swit zerland. Little Switzerland, X. C.. July 4.-*- (A 3 )—The sturdy young mountaineeers i who passed through Gille*pie Gap 3 j miles from here on their way to fight I the British at Kings Mountain, and | the stalwart youths who passed , through 138 years later on their way ! to France, stood shoulder to shoulder in the affection of North Carolinians today. - -Hundreds of persons gathered i»K*S)C little settlement to dedicate u monu ment to that portion of the American army which passed there on Septem ber 29, 1780, and to their descendant* whom the Old North State gave to the famed Thirtieth American Divis ion. The marker, done in granite and bronze, was sponsored by the North Carolina Historical Commission. Aidr ed by Associate Justice Heriot Clark son of the State Supreme Court, mountain folks and men and women j from the cities arranged for signifi- i cant exercises. Cameron Morrison, former governor picturing “the heroes of King’s I Mountain” and Adjutant General J. j Vanß. Metts, describing the 30th Di- i vision’s experiences in France, wer«' ; the principal speakers. The Revolutionary soldiers’ rnemor- j ialized by the speaker*, converged on i Kings Mountain on October 7th, 1780. j Taking the British General Ferguson | by surprise, they attacked his force of 1,000 men from three directions and j whipped them within an hour. Must Sign Up Soon For Paris Trip. | Tribune Bureau, Sir Walter Hotel. Raleigh, July 4.- —Less than two week* remain in which to make reservations for the second A. E. F. to France this fall for the American Legion convention in Paras ue*own ing to Janie* A. Leonard. depart ment of North Carolina France travel officer. Mr. Leonard announced that more than 200 North Carolinian* have al ready filed their applications am! that the space alloted to this state is becoming limited. The party irom | North Carolina will sail on the j steamship Pennland, leaving Hamp-; ton Road* on September 8. “I made a *pecial trip to New York a few weeks ago and made a personal inspection of the Penn land.” said Mr. Leonard, “She is a fine boat- Dont’t be left on shore when she sail* on September Bth from Hampton Road*.” As the time grows sin».«'r for making reservations, legion officials report that interest in the Paris trip is mounting and they expect that the number that ha* already filed applications will be greatly in creased during the remaining days that the lists will be left open. Among those that have already made app'ication is a large number of women. Husband Shoots Man Found With His Wife. Charlotte, July 2. —Carl Fink, i young white man of Mecklenburg i County, in the Hoskins section, put I a bullet in Carl Lippard. of th : * city. Friday evening, it was learned i here this morning, shooting Lippard , because he found Lippard in hi* ( home, Fink said. Lippard has a wound in the hin and is in a hospital, whi’e Fink i* ’ in jail. Fink said he went home and heard Lippard and Mrs. Fink ! talking in the dinning room; that he secreted himself and listened, and that Lippard became “fresh” with » Mr*. Fink. Then Fink came out with 5 a levelled pistol, grappling with Lip pard. The latter started to run. beg ) ging for mercy, and was shot in the i ipn. Fink said he did not shoot to - kill PRECIOUS INDEPENDENCE RELIC *r jy 4 r nJMB Wf |aag_ f »)•* 9 IBuHB 8 fm . fmB&M MBM hBS jHim mu upt hh IjL 4ESBBBH HnHHk Liberty Bell, famed relic preserved in Independence Hall, Philadelphia, as it appears today. The bell proclaimed the; i iigninj: of the Declaration of Independence 151 years ago. . What Will Be Effect of Bus Franchise To the Seaboard? i Tribune Bureau Sir Walter Hotel. By J. C. BASKERVILL. Raleigh, July 4.—Now that the j railroads are to be allowed to ex tend their service by bus lines over the highways of the state, as is per mitted by the State Corporation Com mission. in allowing the Seaboard to operate bus lines from Rutherfordton to Chimney Rock, Lake Lure and Boone, will the next move on the part of the railroads be an applica tion to extend their freight lines by I motor truck, and remove the last I oportunity for competitive service? There is by no means a unanimity j I of opinion in Raleigh, or in the state. | it apjiears. that the Corporation Com mission has acted in conformance with '■ a desire to render “the best service," I as it say*, ip grunting Jhe petition • of the Seaboard to ojiernte its own bps lines. True, rt may be for the “•best service” of the Seaboard and the direct territory served by it. But. whether it will be for “the best ser vice” of the people of the state as a whole, remains to be seen. For many feel that had this railroad petitioned for permission to extend j I its rail lines to certain points, over j its own right of way, that the granting of the petition would have been j justified; but who also feel that the i commission has not been entirely j justified in granting this railroad the use of the public highways, in lieu lof an extension of its own lines, j Esjiecially is this true in the face of i the contention that existing bus lines | are supplying all service, j The commission, however, held that the existing bus lines were supply ! ing a local rather than a through ser j vice, and it seems to have been on | this point more than any other upon which the situation hinged. But the j bus lines are far from satisfied, and | I General J. Albert Cox, who represent j ed them at the hearing, has annouuc j ed that the tight will be carried into j the courts, via the injunction route. I if necessary, before the bus lines will cease their fight. But assuming that the railroad will win out eventually—and the railroads generally do —having gained the first point of bus exnension service for pas sengers, why not a supplemental truck service for freight? In other words, why not a short line railway service over every highway? So it is the precedent involved in the situation, and not merely the in- , stitution of one or two bus lines, that i is muking people think. At first, bus lines were instituted ! in response to the demand from the j public for better transportation ser : vice, and which the railroads would j not at first provide, until the bus lines forced them to it. Now that this bus service has become establish ed through private enterprise, the | roads now wish to step in and benefit i from it, many believe. Atul through this latest decision, they have obtain ed- an important toe hold Thus, within the next few years, I as short rail lines becomes unprofit able, why cannot these roads ask for and obtain permits to give the same | transportation service, both passenger ! and freight, by bus and truck t It i would be a distinct advantage to the i ■; —= ENDS HIS SERVICE AS MERCHANT DIRECTOR Mr. Leonard. However. Will Con- I tinue As Editor and Insuurance Manager. Statesville. July 4.—Friday mark led the end of l‘aul Leonard's service to the North Carolina Merchants ' Association in the capacity of exe- Icutive secretary, and doubtless the passing of the State office from Statesville, but it does not mean that Mr. Leonard is serving his eonnec jtion with association work. He will ! continue to serve as secretary and i general agent of the Merchants Mutual Fire Insurance Company, of which he has been the active head since its organization eight years ‘ ago. and will also- continue, to edit ► The Caro inn Retailer. The home of -1 lice of the insurance company ahd $2.00 a Year, Strictly in Advance. roads, for there would be no roadway or right-of-way to maintain—the State would do that. There would be no expensive and extensive -rolling stock to keep up—merely a fleet of trucks and blisses. Yet virtually the same revenue could be expected. But such a move would prove ruinous to the farmer, it is pointed out by those familiar with one of the | farmer's greatest problems—market- j ing. For at present, out of every I car of ruit or vegetables which a S North -Carolina farmer ships to Philadelphia or New York, out of each SIOO which the carload of pro j duce brings at the final destination.. | the farmer receives but $40 —most of! : the remaining S6O going to the rail j roads for transportation. These fi- ’ | gures were brought out this week at tho refrigeration hearing before the Interstate commerce Commission fx aminer in Wilmington. However, the farmer has one means still left him to combat rising rail transportation Cost—and that is mo tor truck transportation. The result is that already in many communities farmers are organizing and operating j regular truck lines to the larger mar keting centers, on a cooperating basis, on which they are earning real divi dends. besides placing their products , on the market from 12 to 24 hours quicker than they could if they shipped | by rail. Another advantage to the farmer in particular, but to any shipper, of ship ping by truck, is the elimination of , haulage to and from the railway. For { the truck delivers directly to the door !of the purchaser, without any re handling. „ Only a few people realize to what i an extent shipping by motor truck has grown in this state, except the railroads. And they are doing every thing they can to improve their ser vice, so as to hold their business. For they realize that they have al- ( ready lost the local passenger busi ness to the bus lines, and the freight , and through passenger business is all th*it remains. And it is the freight that is most profitable. But during the strawberry season , that has just passed, regular through shipments were made by truck to Philadelphia and New York, more than 2,000 cases of strawberries hav ing been shipped direct by this means. And without exception, the motor truck shipments reached the market from 12 to 24 hours ahead of the refrigerated freight shipments. And on the return trips, the trucks brought I crates that sold for less than half the price of new crates shipped by rail. Thus it is that the farmers of the state, because of the good highways which have been built from their i taxes, have a means left them where- I by they may compete with the rail -1 roads, and thus force au equable ad ! justment of rates. But should the corporation commis sion ever permit the railroads to oper ate motor truck freight service oyer the state —which would not be an im possible assumption in view of the recent bus decision —the last means of competition would be removed, and shippers everywhere would be at the mercy of the railroads and their rate makers. the editorial office of The Carolina Retailer will continue in Statesville. Herbert O. Sink of Lexington, who has served the association a* . field secretary since last fall, as sumes the duties of executive secre tary until a meeting of the new , board of directors is called this . month by President M. E. Newsom ’ of Durham, upon his return from a , trip to Europe. I Gunn Wins in Golf Tourney. Garden City, N. Y., July 2. — l Overcoming the medalist jinx which I has held good with only three ex » ceptions in the history of major : tournament competition. Watts 1 Gunn. Georgia Tech senior. f today ; won the Intercollegiate Golf Asso ciation’s championship by defeating ■ Roland McKenzie. Brown Umiver -1 sity’s sophomore, 10 to 9. HOLIDAY ACCIDENTS RESULT IN DEATHS IN VARIOUS STATES Eleven Dead and v In jured Known Toll in the South of Drownings and Auto Accidents. CHILDRENDIE IN ACCIDENTS Many Did Not Wait Until Today to Start Celebrat ing But Begun festiv ities on Sunday. (By the Associated Pres*) Eleven dead and fifteen injured was the known toll today of the 4th of Ju ly eve drownings and automobile ac cidents in Southern states. Five persons were drowned in two states. Six were killed in automobile crashes in three states, while all the injured were hurt in the collisions. I>r. B. (J. Rogers collapsed in shal low water when he went to the rescue of two girls near Laurel, Miss., and was dead when taken from the water. The girls. Sallie May O'Daniel, 14. and Wylene O’Daniel, 16, were drown ed before rescuers could reach them. Robert A. Suyder, 45, was drown ed in Lake Virginia at Winter Park, Fla., while trying to teach a nine year old girl to swim. The girl was rescued. An unidentified man died in the surf at Daytona Beach. Fla. Four negroes were killed, 3 injur ed when their automobile was hit by a train near Cumberland (Jap, Tenn. Mrs. Elijah Holifield, 60, died from injuries received when her automobile overturned near Laurel, Miss. Several Deaths Reported. Chicago, July 4. — UP) —Premature celebration of Independence Day caus ed several deaths and many injuries throughout the country although the fatality list was small compared with some previous years, due to stringent fireworks laws. In Milwaukee the police conducted a vigorous campaign against violators of county and city fireworks ordin ances, arresting more than 500 persons up to last midnight. The law prohibits premature celebrations of the holiday and outlaws certain explosives. In spite of- the- precautions five ymrt+ts were burned by fireworks Sunday and six lives were attributed to celebra tors. The first death was reported Sat urday from Tramway, Wisconsin, where Arnold Ford, 8, was killed when he put a giant fire cracker in an empty gasoline storage tank, causing an explosion when gas fumes were ignited. Harold Behling, 14, was seriously injured at the same time, and young Ford's parents were burned in attempting to rescue the boys. A smewhat similar accident at St. Louis resulted in the death of Haden Harris, 12, who succumbed to burns suffered when he shot a blank cart ridge into a gasoline can. Ninety persons were treated for injuries in the Missouri city. LINDBERGH HONORS HIS FALLEN COMRADE Drops Flowers From His Plane on Casket of Lieut. J. V. Johnson. Ottawfy, .Duly 4. — UP) —Flowers dropped from the air by Col. Chart. A. Lindbergh today adorned the casket of Lieut. J. V. Johnson. U. S. army aviator, killed while escorting his famous comrade to Ottawa Saturday. For fifty miles as the funeral train of the army flyer proceeded from Ot tawa toward Fenton, Mich., where burial will take place. Lindbergh flew low overhead in the Spirit of St. Louis and tossed out blossoms. Then as Lindbergh turned back to ward Ottawa he waved a handkerchief out of the small window of his plane in a last farewell to his brother. The flowers that fell upon the train were gathered by the train crew and placed on the stars and stripes that covered the casket. WOMEN GO WILD OVER “DICK” BYRD Flyer Is Hugged and Kissed By American and Other Women at Paris. Paris, July 2. —Upon his arrival at the Continental Hotel from the St. Lazara Station today Comman der Byrd was hugged and kissed in the name of the Byrds of Virginia and all Virginians by pretty Mrs. John Marshal, of Orange. Va. She “represented” her best friend, Mrs. Mary Byrd Consilio, of Baltimore, the commander's cousin and a fam ous Virginia beauty “lsn’t lie handsome,” Mrs. Mar shal exclaimed when the aviator, still blushing from her greetings, was claim**! by others. “All the Byrds are that —one of the finesr families in Virginia—and all are as brave as they are beautiful.” Finis Garrett To Run F’or l'. S. Sen ate Seat. Dresden, Tenn., July 3. —Represent- ative Finis J, Garrett, minority leader in the house of representatives for the last six,years, announced today he would be a candidate at the demo cratic primary in August for the Un ited States senate seat now held by Senator K. D. McKellar. A« evidence that baseball i> “catching on” in England is tin news that Oxford and Cambridgt recently played their first inter university game. MILLER'S DEATH IS CLIMAX TO MANHUNT i. M CLAIMED MANY ■lNegro Slayer of Fifteen s Year-old White Girl Was l Killed Sunday Morning Near Linville Falls. BODY IS BURIED *| IN STATES VlJ^g l Man Who Was Reared in Mountains Killed Negro After Latter Had Kfpd His Only Shot at Him. Morganton, X. C„ July 4.— (A 3 )—* 5 [ Like an animal at bay. hunted by hup - i dreds of men for the past twelve days, - j Broadus Miller, outlawedu negro slay er of fifteen-yea r-ohl Gladys Kinciilfl, > of this City, was caught and killed a» ■ he rested on a, rock boulder one-hall? ■ j mile north of the Linville Falls sta tion at 10:30 o’clock yesterday morn ■ * ing. And the man who ended the ? j long and tedious chase was Commo- I i dore Burleson, white, young jnoun ■ ! taineer, who had led man hunts ovep • I those rugged hills before Broadus Mft‘- ' J ler’rt head was priced at $2,000! ' ' ' After it was learned yesterday morn* ' j ing that .a negro had broken ifito a ’ ! store at Ashford, near this place, the ’ j search for the negro killer was re- I newed. Burleson probed ahead of tfie j other members of his posse and as he climbed over a rocky cliff he canto face to face with Miller. The negro cried “Halt”, and Burleson jumped behind a stump iu time to save fiim self from a full load of shot fired from , a 12 guage gun by the negro. Burleson fired six times at the out law in that lonesome mountain du« t and the last shot struck Miller just below the heart. Men rushipg up heard a groan, and the negro clutched at the wound in his side. When others arrived ho was dead. Broadus Miller was put in a ear and rushed down to Morganton. The automobile bearing the dead outlaw passed another car coming up, and itt it were Pardon Commissioner Edward Bridges, Sheriff Halliburton and S. ; J. Ervin. Jr.. Morganton attorney. The commissioner's car went on to Linville Falls, and he learned >- had - tu-tMPI Bulled al Statesville. ’ Statesbille. N. July j The body of Broadus Miller, negro j slayer of Gladys Kincaid, of Morgnn i ton, who was killed when W resisted I arrest yesterday, was buried in a lie | gro cemetery here today. | TYPHOID FEY’ER IS RAVAGING FAMILY One Member Is Dead and Others Are in a Serious Condition. Hickory. July 2.—Typhoid fever, entering the home of J. Cjcero Wright, manager of Wright's Tele phone Exchange, several miles from Hickory, has already claimed one victim and has laid its grip upon eight other members of the family. Wright is lying at doath’s door, ac cording to information reaching here, and his two sons are waging [an uphill battle for life. The cbndi- I tion of Mrs Wright and four daugh ters is not considered as serious as that of the other members .of the family. The oldest son, Marvin Wrighf, became ill about two weeks ago iron} typhoid fever, and died several days , later. He was a cripple from, birth. - Mr- Wright is one of the statiding characters in lower Rprke County, juid is well known as on*} , of the pioneers in the campaign for law and order progress. He is owner of Wright’s Telephone Egehnpge located in the South Mountain sec tion. Neighbors ate doing all that ! can be done for the family, all 6| whom are ill from the fever. Clarence Call Dies in WUkfift. j North Wilkesboro. July 3.- —s»tate Senator Clarence Call. prominent - citizen of Wilkesboro, died this afternoon at his summer home on the Brushy Mountains. His age was 58 years. Death was caused by ► apoplexy or heart failure, it is said. The death of Mr. Call came a* a r great shock to the people here, a* t he was apparently in good bea}}b -yesterday, and able to look after hi* 1 vast business interests. It is learn ■ ed. however, that he had suffered - during the past few months with i high blood pressure, but his condi t tion was not considered serious. * Three Negroes Are Sentenced to Die. . Beaufort. S. (*-. July 3.—Frank - Francis, Paul Francis and Abraham Cadsdcn. negroes of this section - were found guilty of the murder of ; E. F. Langford, rural policeman in general sessions court last night and s were sentenced to die by electrocu r tion on Friday. August 12. s Ethel Francis and Robert Adam* tried with the others were found gui’ty recommendation to - mercy and were sentenced to life imprisonment while Sain Simmons, - found guilty of manslaughter. wa* r sentenced to serve ten years in tbo ? penitentiary. 1 WEATHER! t* Fair and cooler tonight, Tuesday •- fair, slowly rising, temperatures in west portion. NO. 4

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