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THE CONCORD TIMES
J. B. SHERRILL. Editor and Publisher
1 CROP CONDITIONS IMPROVED.
Improvement Began With the Break
ing of a Long Drouth.
, Sir Walter Hotel.
Raleigh, July 18.—Crop conditions
jin North Carolina have vastly im
proved since June 1. The Statistical
i Division of the State-Department of
Agriculture reports. This improve*
1 meat began with the breaking of a
» long drouth, and it said to exist gen
erally over the Vnited States.
For North Carolina the official re
port indicates that corn has a two
l>er cent decrease in acreage, with the
condition being about as umiak ‘'Last
year’s corn crop was good,” it is
pointed out. and the general opinion
| is that the prospective reduction will
' improve later in the season.
“The State’s wheat crop, with 4 per
! cent more acreage and a 10.7 bushel
yield per acre, indicates about 20 per
cent less than was made last year.
The harvest has been kuite disap
pointing in yield and quality.
“The outlook for oats is 8 per cent
less acreage, 21 bushels to the acre,
and 15 per cent less production than
a year ago. The State's newest crop,
barley, has increased rapidly to 10,000
acres, including a 25 per cent increase
this yea. With a yield of 24 busty*ls
per acre, the prospective production
is 15 per cent more than last year.
Rye has a slight increase in acreage,
with a 14 per cent smaller condition
“Some of the State’s cash crops
show irish potatoes with about 8 per
cent increase i nthe commercial and
4 per cent for the general state crop.
The condition is on a parity w r ith the
10-year average and the production
about the same as last year. The
shipments, totalling more than 7.000
equivalent cars, indicates the largest
j commercial crop in many years. The
I prices have been good. ,
“Peanuts show the largest increase,
! given at 20 i»er cent, and a condition
} of about 13 per cent below the usual,
j The indicated tobacco production is
’ about the same as last year.
"There is a distinct shift in acreage
j tow ard food and feed crops. Hays
j show a 13 per cent increase in acreage,
! with about 0 per cent better condition
• ttyyi the three-year average. This
gives a prospective crop of 20 per cent
below the five-year average and even
a greater decrease under last year’s
The fruit crop, as has been stated,
j was materially damaged this spring.
THE COTTON MARKET
• Opened Easy at Decline of 23 to 29
j Points and Market Was Rather
j New York, July 18.—< 'A *)—The cot
ton market opened easy today at a de
cline of 23 to 20 points in response
to lower Liverpool cables. Early
weather reports indicated no more
rain in the South than had been ex
pected by buyers of late last week,
and there was heavy general realiz
ing or liquidation in the early trad
ing. October sold off to 18.16 and
January to 18.51 by the end of 'be
first hour, or about 30 to 35 p Ante
net lower, and while there was con
siderable buying for trade or commis
sion house account, the market was
Cotton futures opened easy: July
17 85; Oct. 18.22; Dec. 18.47; Jan.
18.57; March 18.78.
January 18.56; March 18.73; May
18.92 ; July 17.84; October 18.21; De
Alawys laugh wnen you can, it is
a cheap medicine; merriment is a
philosophy not-'Well understood It
is the sunny side of existence.
THE STOCK MARKET
Reported by Fenner & Beane
(Quotations at 1:30 P. M.)
American Smelting — ; «aat7
Atlantic Coast Line 200%
Amecicna Tel. & Tel. 167
Baltimore & Ohio
American Brown ”2®
Chesapeake & Ohio 184%
Corn Products %
Frisco __ 444 '
General Motors 20^%
General Electric -*■ 120 %
Gold Dust __ 55%
Int. Tel. 1 41 %
Liggett & Myers B— 120%
Mack Truck "8 -
Mo.-Pacifiq Pfd. 10 4%
Stand. Oil of N. Y. 30%
N. Y. Central 15 2%
Pan. American B 56%
Producers Refiners 25%
Rock Island H 5%
R. J. Reynolds 136
Seaboard Air Line **o%
Stand. Oil of N. J. 37
Southern Railway * 133%
: Studebaker - 52%
> Texas Co. 47%
Tobacco Products 162%
1 U. S. Steel 124%
• Vick Chemical 56%
REPORT STATES Ilf
LEAST FORTY WERE
KILLED 111 H
So Far the Political Differ
ences Have Not Been
Settled Even After Sev
eral Conferences Held.
300 WOUNDED IN
LAST WEEK RIOT
More Than 100 Arrested
For Taking Part in Dis
Destroyed by Rioters.
Berlin, July 18. —( A* )—A proela
r mat : on issued by Chancellor Seipel'in
.Vienna, and brought to Berlin today
by airplane, places the number of
killed In last week’s rioting at 40 at
least, with 300 wounded. Those ar
rested as a result of disorders is 252.
The proclamation states that all
records in the department of justice,
including deeds and archives, were
destroyed in the fire there.
The Chancellor after declaring that
Austria has suffered a severe loss in
tourist trade and prestige, said that
"occurrences of this kind not only hin
■ der economic reconstruction of Aus
tria, which suffers the bitterest eco
nomic distress anyway, but renders
numerous workers jobless,”.
The problamation closes with the
"The federal government appeals
to all Viennese regardless of station
or party who love their native city
and order within the state for support
and re-establishment of order.
Political Differences Not Settled.
Berlin, July 18.— (.A*) —The Vienna
correspondent of .the socialist Vor
waerts says that solution of the po
litical differences iu Austria today ap
peared rather problematical.
Otto Bauer, the socialist leader, the
correspondent says, asserted yester
day that while he and Burgomaster
Steitz during frequent negotiations
with Chancellor Seipel discussed the
question as to what political measures
would avoid future catastrophes such
as last week’s, negotiations between
the political parties had yet taken
The Vorwaerte’ dispatch says that
Bauer’s statement gave the distinct
impression that these negotiations did
not result in any progress.
Herr Bauer also was quoted as say
ing that it was impossible to estimate
when the communications strike would
be ended 1 .
MT. PLEASANT NEWS.
Lutheran Summer School Closes For
Church Workers Closes.—Other
Mt. Pleasant, June 15. —The Luth
eral Summer School for Church Work
ers, which has been in session the past
ten days, closed today at noon. The
large number of delegates and visitors
have returned to tlieir homes. The
school was a successful one, full of
interest and enthusiasm throughout
the whole session. One of the clos
ing features of the school was a beau
tiful pageant given on the college
campus Thursday evening at 6.30.
• Miss Alfreds Schraeder, of
nah, Ga., visited Mrs. J. J. Bunn last
Mr. and Mrs. George Eichorn and
son, John, of Greensboro, and Mr.
and Mrs. Woodhouse, of Norfolk, Va.,
were guests of Rev. and Mrs. C. W.
Warlick Sunday afternoon.
Mr. J. A. Smith and family motor
ed to West Virginia Sunday to spend
the week w T ith relatives.
Clarence and Osc&r Fultz, of Vero
Beach, Florida, former students t at
M. P. C. 1., are visitors here this
week. Clarence will make a trip to
Virginia before returning to Florida.
Miss Freda Smith has returned
home after attending six weeks sum
mer school (it Boone. She is now tak
ing special work at Catawba College,
Misses Miriam Foil. Ruth and Zula
Lowder'and Joe Warlick will attend
the Summer Conference of the Re
formed Church whieh will be held at
Catawba College beginning June 16
and continuing until the 23rd.
Several of the Mt. Pleasant people
have heard Dr. G. Campbell Morgan’s
lectures at Concord this week.
With Our Advertisers.
Special this week at the Ritchie
Hardware Co., Therma electric irons,
only $3.95. worth $5.00.
You will find fibre furniture at Bell
& Harris, in the most alluring color
•The big Annual July and Birthday
Sale at Belk’s goes merrily on. If
you. have not already attended this
big sale, don’t miss it. In a big
three-Column ad. today are mentioned
a few of the hundreds of bargains
they have for you.
Bargain sale of dresses at the Gray
Shop, two for sl4, all this week.
Silks, crepes, georgettes, washable
silks, flound chiffons, cool summer
frocks. See ad.
Genuine orangeblossom rings at the
Cool silk frocks low in price at the
J. C. Penney Co’s. Women’s misses
and junior sizes, only $3.95.
Laura Harris Circle to Meet.
The Laura Harris Circle of Central
Methodist Church, will meet Monday
evening at 8 o’clock at the home of
Mrs. M. F. Ritchie on West Depot
street. Miss Eva Taylor is joint
hostess with Mrs. Ritchie.
CONCORD, N. C., MONDAY, JULY 18, 1927
Poplar Tent Road Will Be
Taken Over Soon By State
Road From Concord to Caldwell Station Will Become
1 State Highway Under Authority <of Commissioner
1 Wilkinson of Sixth District. , !
, Cabarrus county has been given ad
ditional recognition by W. C. Wiikin
l son* State highway commissioner, who
, announces through the' coupty' high
way commission that the Popular Tent
road will be accepted as n State high
/ Mr. Wilkinson and District En- !
! gineer Pridgen conferred here with the
county commission Saturday morning
and after the conference drove over
j the road from Concord to the Meck-
I lenhurg county line. After the trip, j
■ Mr. Wilkinson announced that he
, would recommend acceptance of the j
1 road as a State project, and his accep- j
tance means that after the usual pro-'
ceedure the State will take over the .
highway for maintenance.
The road extends from Concord so !
Caldwell Station, where it connects !
with State Highway 26, running from ,
Charlotte to Statesville. The road j
from Charlotte to Statesville is paved. ■
The entire road from Concord to '
Caldwell Station will become a State
highway, it was explained, Mr. Wilkin
son having agreed recently to accept
also, the part that lies in Mecklenburg
Albemarle, or on Route 151 from Mon-
This highway, whose numerical de
signation has not been announced,
will provide another State road from
the southeastern part of the State to
western North Carolina. Also it will
give another State road from south
eastern North Carolina to Davidson
College, as Route 26 passes 'through
tthis historic college* town.
Persons from the southeast can
reach Concord on Route 74 through
Albemarle, or on Route 15 from Mon-,
roe, take the new highway to Cornelius
and reach western North Carolina
either via Denver or Statesville.
The route from Concord via Cornel
ius and Statesville is the most direct
to Taylorsville and North Wilkesboro
from the southeastern section, while
the route via Concord, Cornelius ami
Denver is the most direct from the
southeastern section to Newton, Hiek
SAYS NEGRO WAS SHOT
WITH ARMS OVER HEAD
Blowing Rock Man Asserts Wound
In Broadus Miller’s' Body Ranged
Do wH wArd •
Blowing Rock, July 17. —4!. L. Duty, j,
of Blowing Rock, Saturday added’THsC*
testimony to that of J. W. Gragg, tis
Lenoir, that Broadus \liller, negro
slayer of Gladys Kincaid, of Morgan- |
ton, apparently offered no resistance j
before he was shot by Common odor*
“It can be positively proved,” Mr. I
Dula said, “that Miller was shot
while he had his arms above his j
head. When his arms were lowered
and the skin slipi>ed down on his
body, the bullet hole in the skin was ,
below the wound io the flesh. This i
shows that the skin was stretched
upward when the bullet entered his
body, and a man’s skin can be stretch
ed in that position only by raising J,
“I reached the negro before he j;
stopped kicking. He was lying on [
his back with both hands under his
head. ; Burleson showed ns a shotgun. '
which hd said the negro had fired at j
him. That gun had not. been fired. I
Os that I am positive. ; I
“I was in the same party with J.
W. Gragg, of Lenoir. Others in our
party who can testify to this are J.
Allen Gragg, Paul J. Banner and
‘‘We found further that the bullet
entered Miller’s body just below the
left breast, but came out of his back ,
several inches lower. If Burleson |
was shooting uphill at Miller, it is
difficult to see how the bullet could
have taken this course.” j
NINE LIVES TAKEN
AS TORNADOES TOLL ■
Many Persons Are Injured and Thous
ands of Dollars Damage Done to
Property in Eastern Section of
Kansas City, July 17. —Nine per
sons were killed and many more in
jured by two tornadoes that swooped
down upon easter Kansas late yester
day afternoon. Thousands of dollars
damage to property and growing
crops was left in the wake of the
Wilkesboro Banker is Charged With
Forging Notes Against Wilkes County
Richmond, Va., July 18. —(A*) —
Richmond police were asked today to
arrest Glenn Wrenn, president of the
Bank of Wilkes, of Wilkesboro, N.
C., who is said to be wanted by Wilkes
county authorities for the alleged
forging of a note for $25,000. Wrenn
has been in a local sanatorium for
about six weeks. Authorities were
asked to hold him as a fugitive from
justice from Wilkes county where a
warrant is said to have been sworn
Police said Wrenn had been a pa
tient for neurotic troubles, and that
service of the warrant had been de
layed ,for this reason.
The Richmond News-Leader said it
was informed by Sheriff C. G. Elledge,
of Wilkes county, North Carolina, by
long distance telephone today that
is charged with forging the
names of the county commissioners
on a note on which $25,000 was bor
rowed in New York and that the war-1
rant was sworn out Saturday by J.
C. Wallace, county register of deeds.
'or.vj Morgan ton, Black Mountain and
Tfiat the highway will become one
of fjie most popular in the State is
the prediction -of those who are fami
liar with its possibilities. More and
I more people from the eastern and >
j southeastern sections are' motoring to
western North Carolina To see the
beauties of that section and (he route
through Concord will be onp of the
j shortest and most direct for thpse
j people. ; i.
Persons hlong Route 20 east of
I Monroe, will find the new highway of
i great benefit. They can follow 20 to
j Monroe, then 151 to Concord and the
i new highway to Caldwell Station.
! Persons along Route 74 can follow
j that highway to Concord and then go
j directly west on the new highway.
They can reach Highway 16, which
I soon will be hard surface from More
j head City to Murphy, at Newton,•-for
i a trip to Asheville, or they can take
Highway 26, which is also paVed, to
Statesville, where Highway 75, par
tially paved, can be followed to Tay
lorsville, and other points in
the western part of the State.
The State commission will not have
a great amount of work to do on the
highway. The Cabarrus side to the
Shakespeare Harris home was built
only a few years ago and from the
Harris home to the Mecklenburg line
the road has been rebuilt within the
past year. The Mecklenburg side has
been in excellent condition for several
years, and but little work will be re
quired to make it conform in all
particulars with a\State highway.
After his conference with the local
commission and his trip over the read
Mr. Wilkinson readily agreed to give
Cabarrus this additional State high*
vVay and State supervision will com*
mfence as sooii ' afc Mr. Wilkinson’s
recommendations have had time to
pass -(through the usual channels and
reach the attention of the entire
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GETS SIOO AWARD
Receives Scholarship For Work in
Teacher Training—Will Study at
i Cullowhee. July 17.—1 t wiw re T
’oeutljr announced that Miss Bcurl
Blackwelder. of China Grove, hal
\yon the SIOO scholarship offered by
the 13 teacher training departments
of high schools in the state. Miss
Blackwelder received the check last
week and has indicated that she
; will use it to defray expenses in at
: tending the fall session of the Gul
lowhee State Normal school, where
j she is now in summer school. She ex
pects to graduate in December.
Mms Blackwelder was the success
ful contestant among several hun
dred students. A representative from
each of the 13 departments was
elected on the basis of a vote by her
■ fellow students as to citizenship, and
Ahe judgment of her teachers as to
j scholarship, etaching ability and pro
, fessional insight.
These young women competed iu
i n professional examination. Accord
i ing to an announcement made by
| Mrs. T. E. Johnson, state super
j visor of teacher training, the com
i mittee decided to award the scholar
ship to Miss Blackwelder because cf
her unusual mature thought and un
derstanding of the practical prob
lems. of the teacher.
Miss Elizabeth Maultsby, of the
Whiteville department, was com
mended as a “thorough student of
1 professional problems.”
j Miss Maurie Simpson, head of the
teacher training department dt
China Grove, and instructor in
education at Cullowhee summer
i school, presented the check to Miss
j Blackwelder at a Teacher Taining
club party Thursday evening.
Vanzetti on Hunger Strike.
Boston. July 16. —Bartoineo Van
zetti, who with Nicola Sacco is un
(der sentence of death for murder
committed in 1920, today began a
hunger strike at the' Charlestown
State Prison, the Saeco-Vanzetti de
fense committee Announced tonight.
The two men were to have been
electrocuted this week, but Governor
Fuller granted a respite of one
month to permit him to review the
evidence taken at their trial.
North Wilesbi ro, July 18.—G4 5 ) —
Glenn Wrenn, president of the Bank
of Wilkes, for whom a warrant was
received in ‘Richmond, Va., is wanted
on a change of having embezzled $25,-
000 through hypothecating an illegal
county note, /iccording to J. C. Wal
lace, treasurer of the county board.
The charge is an outgrowth of the
recent discovery that five notes pur
porting to have been issued by the
county and signed by the chairman of
the county board and the treasurer
had been hypothecated with the Bank
of Wilkes, and through them sold to
New York firms. The notes are said
to be for $25,000 each, and to total
The note which brought forth a war
rant signed by Treasurer Wallace, and
resulted in an investigation that led
to discovery of other notes and in
dictment of Wrenn, wae sold by the
bank to Orutis & Sanger, of New
j York. It was signed, with the name
I of C. Brewer, chairman of the county
board, and “J. B. Walters” as treas
IDE CAPTURED B1
GENERAL HO CHIEN
Reports From Well In
formed Sources Say He
Has Captured Both Han
kow and Hahyang.
HELD THE CITIES
General Ho Chien, Conser
vative Southern Leader,
Carried Out His Plans
Smoothly in Both Cities.
London, July 18.—G4>)—A Reuter’s
dispatch from Shanghai says that a
message from well informed sources
in Hankow reports the capture of
both Hankow and Hahyang from the
southern extremists by Gen. Ho Chien,
the constructive southern commander.
Gen. Ho Chien is reported to have
carried out a coup d'etat against the
radicals occupying Hanyang yester
day and Hankow today. He is also
said to have captured the railroad
and other strategic points. The gen
eral has been commandant of the gar
rison at Wuchang,-opposite Hankow.
The maneuver is stated to have
been executed with remarkable smooth
ness, adds the dispatch. There was
no sign of a military movement, aud
the populace was undisturbed out
wardly. Probably the overthrow of
the communists, says Reuter’s corre
spondent, has the approval of the
Hankow government as a preparatory
move to the latter coming out on the
side of the moderates. It was Gen.
Ho Chien who, with his Honanese!
troops broke up the farm'ers and peas
ants union in Honan last month. The
general recently executed numbers of
eomnniniste at Wuchang.
WEEK SHOWS TREND
UPWARD IN COTTON
Nothing More . Than Moderate Crop
Possible on Reduced Acreage.
New Orleans, La., July 17. —
Great activity characterized the cot
ton market during the past week and
although there were reactions . and
considerable liquidation by satisfied
longs or more or less selling by
traders desirous of forcing a en
action, the general trend of prices
has been upward and the week clos
ed with active trading a little more
than a cent a pound above the clos
ing levels of the previous Saturday.
If comparison be made with the
price ruling Saturday a week ago, a
little before the government esti
mate of the acreage reduction for
the present season—was made known
the gain as represented by the close
this week has amounted to 137
points on October and 135 points on
December, the former month having
advanced from a low of 16.99 to
18:30 at Saturday’s close. December
rose from 17.31 to 18.56.
Despite the liquidation ftf the
first days of the week prices rallied
from each decline, being supported
by the certainty that nothing more
than a moderate crop was '[lossible
on the reduced acreage even ,witto
comparatively favorable growing
conditions from now on while should
the weather continue unfnvorablbo
and the weevil become more < de
structive a short crop might result.
COL. WATTS IS BURIED
NEAR PLACE OF BIRTH
F'uneral Held at Statesville and
Body Interred at New Sterling
Statesville. July 16.—The body of
Col. A. D. Watts, who had weatner
ed many of the storms of life and
had come out victorious against
countless obstacles, rests in peace
thie evening in a quiet and secluded
churchyard eight milee west of
Statesville, under a mountain of
flowers, tokens of esteem and admi
ration from friends in this and
It was fitting for Colonel Watte
to be interred in the cemetery close
to the church which he attended in
childhood and boyhood and in his
native soil which he loved so well.
Hie family arranged at New Sterling
Aseociated Reformed Presbyterian
church, founded 140 yeans ago, for
his body to be lowered this after
noon by the side of his mother, Mar
garet Morrison Watte, who died
February 8. 1902, dhd his father.
Thomas Alexander Watts, former
sheriff of Iredell county, Whose
death occurred July 16. 1896. exact
ly 31 years before the son was laid
by hie side.
Marie Prevost to Ask Divorce, Says
Los Angeles, July 18.—The Exam
iner says Marie Prevost, film star,
and her husband, Kenneth Harlan,
also of the screen, have taken the
first step toward making their separa
tion final by signing a property agree- j
The signing of the agreement was >
announced by Ivon Parker, business ’
representative of the -couple. At' a
time an yet undecided. Miss Prevost
wjll file a suit for divorce, Parker
Most of the property of the film
stars has been kept separate since
their marriage, and division of this
was unnecessary. The agreement
signed yesterday, however, gave Miss
Prevost the Beverly Hills home, where
the couple had lived.
Both stars declared they would re
main friends. They separted several
$2.00 a Year, Strictly in Advance. _
Five American Fliers j
Who'"' ossed Atlantic '
* • '?yV elcomed At Home
THE COTTON CROP OF
NORTH CAROLINA |
Reduction in Acreage is 10 Per Cent.
Less Than the Average.
Raleigh. Jujly 18.—(INS) —The pre
liminary acreage for North Carolina’s
1927 cotton crop shows a 10 percent
reduction, which that for the entire
Cotton Belt is given as 12.4 percent
reduction, according to Frank Parker,
"State agricultural statistician.
“Oddly,” Parker commented/ 4 the
. least reduction was from North Caro
lina to Alabama. Ail of the remain
ing state had more than 10 percent
reductions. This state’s acreage is
1.8814.000 as compared with 2,015,-
000 planted last year. The entire
Belt’s acreage is estimated at 42,683,-
According to the statistician, boll
weevil infestation appears to 1 be much
more general and intensive than for
several years. This, it was said, was
indicated by the reported average of
20 percent complete infestation over
the State’s entire cotton area.
“Inasmuch as entomologists advo
cate dustjng when 15 percent infesta
tion occurs,” Parker declared, ‘‘this
indicates a serious situation. “Many
greas rejmrt squares dropping off pro
fusely with others claiming that the
drop is due to boll weevile damages.
County agents report that consider- ,
able interest is manifested toward
dusting this year.”
From Harnett County to Brunswick
County, Parker said, farmers reported
a3l percent infestation. Damage also
seemed to be heavy, he declared, along
the Southern border to Hoke .County.
“According to North Carolina indi
tions,” Parker said, “the stand is
estimated at 87 percent as compared
with 70 percent rei>orted for the same
time last year. The average date of
first blooms is estimated to be July
6 as compared with July 11 last year.
Os course, the earliest blooms begin
in the Southwestern Counties, center
ing arpund Bladen, where a date of
June 30 was given for their first
blooms. The poorest stand api>ears
to be in this same Southeastern area
where 83 percent is reported.”
The most ferquent comment from
more than 027 farmers queried was
‘‘Cool nights holding back cotton
growth.” Parker said. “Too much
rain” has also been harmful by en
couraging boll weevils, he rei>orted.
Most farmers, according to l*arker,
indicated that there nf* UWf£r no
boll weevils this year or that it is
too early for them to be noticed, lhifc
to wet weather, lice damage is ser
ious from Union Comity to Beaufort
Comity, he said.
Concluding, the statistician report
ed• f »
“The crop is in fairly good condition
so far as cultivation and healthfulness
is concerned. Prospects appear to be
good. The early dry conditions per- :
•mitted the roots to get a good hold -
deep into the soil. Fertilization has
been heavy, but top dressing will be
LONDON HEARS PACT
MAY BE SIGNED SOON
Expects Agreement at Geneva Be
tween England and Japan That
America Will Approve.
London, July 18.-—o4*) —Downing
Street officials today expressed the be
lief that on the basis of private talks
at Geneva there are prospects that
by mutual concessions an agreement
may be reached between Great Britain
and Japan to which an American ap
proval would be forthcoming.
The general scheme of this is under
stood to be a 12-12-8 ratio for cruis
ers of 10,000 tons, possibly coupled
with an agreement that smaller cruis
ers should not exceed 6,000 tons.
The agreement would be made for
a term of vears. possibly to 1931 or
ORDER ENDS LIBEL
SUIT AGAINST FORD
Judge diaries C. Simons Signs Order
For Discontinuance of Sapiro Suit
Detroit, July 18.—04*)—The legal
phases of the Ford-Sapiro libel suit
came to a formal end today when
Judge Charles S. Simons in Federal
district court signed an order for dis
The stipulation of discontinuance
agreed upon Saturday by counsel for
Aaron Sapiro, laint’ff, and Henry
Ford, defendant, was presented to
Judge Simons by counsel for Mr. Sa
piro. The court immediately signed
First Prosecutions Under Statewide
Sir Walter Hotel.
Raleigh, July 18. —First prosecu
tions that have been reported under
the new state-wide game laws which
went into effect on June 1 have been
conducted in Western North Carolina
by C. N. Mease, Black Mountain,
I chief forest and game warden of Dis
trict No. 1. . '
J The prosecutions were based on the
J alleged illegal possession of wild game
in three counties of that section.
Simultaneously with the arrests. War
den Mease sized six fawns.
The live fawns seized under direc
tion of the warden that came from
areas near National Forests were
returned there, while others are be
ing held at Black Mountain and will
be released in Mount Mitchell State
Park at au early date.
Jade is one of the oldest commodities
of trade in the world. In olden times
it was valued more than gold.
Great Reception Staged in
New York For Men Who 18
Flew Monoplanes ‘Amer
ica’ and ‘Columbia’*
Came on Giant Liner Levi
athan Which Was Met at
Quarantine-Will Reach 1
Land During Afternoon,
New York, July 18.—(A*)—Five
men who flew over the Atlantic in
the monoplanes America and Coiurn
j bia returned to their home land today
| to receive greetings of the city from
which they took off on their great
At 8 o’clock this morning the giant
Leviathan nosed its way into New
York harbor and dropped anchor at .
Quarantine, with Commander Richard
El Byard, Bert Acosta, George Xoville
and Bernt Balchen, of the America,
and Clarence Chamberlin, pilot of the
Columbia, among its passengers, (lias.
Levine, owner of the Columbia and
passenger on its ocean flight, rcm&ined
.in Europe arranging a return flight*
As the Leviathan lay at quarantine
during the morning, Manhattan swel
tered in a murky haze that threatened
momentarily to turn into rain. Be
cause the flyers were not du"elo step
ashore, being brought from
than by the city tug uuts at*
ternoon, the chief indieatioii>'**thitf
morning of the welcome to come, wd's
hundreds of police along the line of
march from the Battery to the eternal
light at Madison Square.
As early as 9 o’clock Battery l'urk,
City Hall Plaza, and Madison Square*
the three place* where ceremonies were
scheduled, were abloze with flags of
America, France and Germany. The
Wanamaker store, whose proprietor,
Rodman Wanamaker, sponsored the
Byrd flight, also was gay with French
; and'American flags. Byrd landed in
France and Chamberlin in Germany. .
Byrd's mother, his brother, Tboe, .Jj
ahd the wives of Acosta aud Xoville,
boarded the Macorn shortly after 9
o'clock and posed for photographer* . j
before starting the journey down the
bay to the Leviathan.
Because 'the arrival of the airmen
was still three hours off, and because
also of heat and threat of rain, the
crowds were slow in seeking vantage
points along the line of inarch. j
Apparently having learned from the
recent welcome celebration for Charles
A. Lindbergh, who preceded the Amer
ican and Columbia through the aid to
Europe that a New Y’ork greeting catt
be boisterous, and heartfelt without
being destructive, merchants today dill
not board up their windows.
During the early morning hour* the
grandstand prepared forv dignitaries*
officials aud invited guests were ocen*
pied by patrolmen with unbuttoned
collars, fanning themselves with news
papers. and resting for their labor*
when the crowds should begin to
Before the Macom left, it ' WM
boarded by Lindbergh and the Bel*
lanca designer of the Columbia,
Lindbergh said lie had just lirfiVed
in the city, coming for the purpose
of welcoming the flyers who were
preparing for their flights at Roose
velt Field while he was there grooming
his Spirit of St. Isiuis for the ocean
As the Macom steamed awrfjr Iroltl
Battery numerous excursion steamers
and private boats swung in behltid it
and trained it down the Bay tOWAid
As the flyers left the Mncetti- oil
which they came- up the harbor, they
were called to the microphone by Mp-
Xamee. who asked them to nay, some
thing to the millions unable *• great
them in person.
Led by a marine band aiuf a tie*
tachment of soldiers and sailors, the
ten automobiles composing the wel
coming party ami the returning he
roes of the air proceeded at lively
speed up Broadway.
Commander Byrd rode in the for
ward car with Grover Whalen of ♦he
Mayor’* committee, bowing aud Wat*
ing to the cheering throng that lined
In the succeeding cars the other
airmen and their relatives rode, each
one reeewing his fill} meed of praise
and responding with grinning saluta
At 12.30 the flyers arrived -at City
Hall where a crowd was gathered ri
valling that at the Battery. Grand
stands at the square aud on the west
side of Broadway were filled to ca
pacity and the crowd overflowed into
every available bit of the Plaza. %
A thunderous cheer greeted the air
men and the paper fell through the
air to become a soden plup cm the
streets and sidewalks where a light
rain wa* cooling the heated pavement.
The crowd stood its ground, despite
the rain, as the flyers were taken to
receive the city’s medal of valor.
Partly cloudy with local thunder
showers this afternoon or tonight on
coast; Tuesday probably cloudy,
probably local thundershowers in the
south portion; slightly cooler, on the
northeast coast tonight. -