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The Concord times. (Concord, N.C.) 1894-1930, September 19, 1927, Image 1

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Store is nen's sash es are of mpany has lepartment. aired, and Iver John th the new • by the J. ;e $9.90 to ise furnish d. today of ti Cos Also t). now has 'orators oil finding ad ew ad. to n. the United ■ today by ton H,ltterine ; properly mm at the THE CONCORD TIMES J. B. SHERRILL, Editor and Publisher SAYS PRESIDENT FAVORS FEDERAL AID FOR FLOODS Washington, Sept. 19.—OP)— President Coolidge today was de clared to be favorable toward the proiK)sal to make the Mississippi River flood e'ontrol problem a na tional responsibUity, by members of the Tri-State Flood -Control Ex- Jcutive Committee whiejj called at ;he white house. GOV. McLEAN GRANTS NINE PAROLES ON SATURDAY One Was to Woman Prisoner.—Nine Applications Were Denied. The Tribune Bureau Sir Walter Hotel Raleigh, Sept. 19.—Nine parolee, one of them to a woman prisoner, and one commutation were granted by Governor A. W. McLean Saturday, while nine applications for parole were denied. Among those paroled were two boys in Lenoir county, Will-.“ So nny” Davis and Will Hill, less than 16 years old when convicted this spring and sentenced to a year on the roads for prostitution. Clara Scratch, also of Lenoir, convicted of assault with a deadly weapon, was also paroled, upon the discovery of new facts and evidence. W. F. Blackman, of Guilford coun ty, sentenced to three years on the county roads in 1926 for violation of the prohibition law and for running a house of more or less.crimson repu tation, received clemency partly be cause of his advanced years, and part ly because he wae convicted along' with another man who has since been paroled. Blackman has made a good record as a prisoner. Buck Dees and Henry Hunt, of . Robeson county, who were convicted of second degree murder in January, 1927, largely on the testimony of a third defendant who plead guilty and tutfned state’s evidence, were also re cipients of paroles. They had been sentenced to from five to ten years in prison. Judge M. V. Barnhill, who tried the case, urged clemency for these two men, stating that they prob ably could not have been convicted without the evidence of the third man, apd that this man has since signed affidavits repudiating his evidence, and completely exonerating Dees and Hunt. D. A. &iOfcout,*S£t*h county, eon l victed of murder in 1924 and sen tenced to from five to seven years, and who at the time was a morphine addict but now believed cured, was paroled on the recommendation of the trial judge and solicitor. Jasper Oldham, Chatham county youth, convicted in January, 1926, of housebreaking, won his parole because facts showed that he had been large ly influenced by older men. Still a mere boy, he has an excellent rec ord. Soon after he started his sen tence hie wife was killed in an auto mobile accident while returning from a vieit to him at the penitentiary. William Bailey, of Wayne county, convicted of bigamy in May, 1923, was paroled, since his wife has since divorced him and remarried. The sentence of Wilfong Trott was commuted from ten to three years. THE COTTON* MARKET. Opened Firm Today at Advance of 9 to 18 Points on Buying. New York, Sept. 19. — UP) —The cot ton market opened firm today at an advance of 9 to 18 pointe on buying promoted by relatively firm Liver pool cables and reports of unfavor able weather in the South. December sold up to 21.65 and March to 21.95 on the early trading, net advances of 24 to 28 points, but considerable hedg ing supplied the early demand and prices eased off several points from the best before the end of the first hour. Cotton futures opened firm: Oct. 21.10; Dec. 21.48; Jan. 21.52; March 21.85; May 22.04. Closing Figures. January 20.67, March 20.96, May 21.18, July 21.00, October 20.30, De cember 20.66. THE STOCK MARKET. Drastic Reaction in Market Today, Some Prices Breaking 5 to Nearly 15 Points. New York, Sept. 19. — UP) —A dras tic reaction took place in today s stock market. Prices of many of the recent favorites broke 5 to nearly lo points in a wave of selling which engulfed the general list and caused the first serious setback to the up ward movement in more than a month. Industrials were the hardest hit, but several of the so-called investment rails were carried down two or three points in the mad scramble of trad ers to get out of stocks. Duke to Play Boston College. Durham, X. C-» September - 19. Duke University invades another sec tion of the country when the Blue Devils journey to Boston, Mass-, for a game with the strong Boston Col lege eleven. Coach James DeHart, Director of Athletics'' at Duke, an nounced this morning that October 1, an opap date an open date on our schedule, had been filled with the game with Boston- College at Fenway Park (the Boston Braves’ sandlot), Boston, on Saturday October 1. This wi l be the second game on the Duke grid card, which open with the Fur man Hurricane next Friday. Boston Oollege startled the Eastern scribes last year by tying the strong Haske’l Indian eleven at 27 all. Since the advent of Coach Cavenaugh I Boston has been sending out stronger elevens that have grown rapidly in the eastern loop, and which have been strong contenders for honors among the colleges of the East. IMO STATEMENT SHOTS ALL SOOTS OF POLITICAL TALK McAdoo and E. P. Mere dith, a Former Cabinet Member, in New York to Discuss Politics. HOPE TO HEAD OFF GOV. SMITH Frank O. Lowden Expect ed to Visit City Soon to Stop Booms for Hughes and Secretary Hoover. New York, Sept. 19. — UP) —Presi- dential gossip was sizzling in New York today. William Gibbs McAdoo, who an nounced Saturday that he would not be a Candidates for the Democratic nomination, was in the city, as well as Edwin P. Meredith, secretary of agriculture in the cabinet of Presi dent Wilson. Democratic newspapers attributed their vieit to a desire to head off what I the papers termed the growing move ment . for Governor Smith, of New York. Announcement that Frank O. Low den w T ould vieit New York shortly was interpreted by newspapers as meaning that he would try to offset booms for Charles E. Hughes and Her bert Hoover for the Republican nomi nation. In a recent speech, Representative Hamilton Fish, Jr., of New York, ad vocated Hughes as the nominee, and there has been much newspaper dis cussion of the possibility of a Hughes and Hoover ticket. William H. Crawford, national di rector for Lowden, has wired twenty Republican leaders in each state of the country asking “will Mr. Coolidge be drafted? If not, whom will the delegates from your state support? Would they prefer an eastern conserv ative to a western liberal?” Craw r ford announced today that 170 replies so far received expressed the belief that Coolidge would not* be the Republican nominee and 69 that he would be. On the strength of prefer ences expressed from 16 states, Craw ford made tabulation of convention delegates showing Lowden far in the lead. No Political Significance. New York, Sept. 19. —C/P)—The New York Stm today WiHi&rn sr McAdoo and Meredith nf Des Moines, one of McAdoo’S lieuteit ants in the 1924 National Democratic convention, as saying that their simul taneous presence here has no political significance. MRS. GEORGE E. BROWN IS DEAD AT ROCKWELL HOME Funeral Services Tuesday Morning at 9:30 at Home and Interment at the Lower Stone Church. Mrs. George E. Brown, aged about 55, died last night at her home in Rockwell, relatives here have been ad vised. She had been in ill health for several months. Funeral services will be held to morrow morning at 9 :30 at the home and interment will follow in the Low er Stone Church cemetery. Rev. C. P. Fisher will conduct the services. Mrs. Brown was a daughter of the late Lawrence Kluttz and Mrs. Kluttz of No. 6 township, and her family has been prominently identified with civic life in Cabarrus for a number of years. Surviving are her mother, husband and several children. Nearly every dairyman in Gaston county either has a silo or will Dulld one soon. Stave silos are most com mon. THE STOCK MARKET Reported by Fenner & Beane. ■(Quotations at 1:30 P. M.) Atchison American Can 62% Allied Chemical 160% American Smelting 175% American Tel. Sf Tel. 170% Atlantic Coast Line 194% Allis Chalmers 114% Baldwin Locomotive 250 Baltimore & Ohio 119% Bethlehem Steel 61% Chesapeake & Ohio 194 Chrysler >59% Corn Products ' 58 Neew York Central 163% DuPont 334 Erie __ 60 Fleishman 60% St. Louis-Francis. RR. 112% General Electric 135% Gold Dust 56%. General Motors 268 Houston Oil 141% Hudson Motors B3 Kenrreeott Copper 75% Kans. City Sou. Ry. <— 62% Liggett & Myers 122% Lorillard 39% Mack Truck lO2 Mo.-Pacifis l/83 Mo.-Pacific Com. 53% Montgomery-Ward 7B Nash Motors 90% Packard Motors 4l Pen. RR. 66% Phillips Pete. 41% Producers and*Refiners . 24% Reading RR. __ 114 “B” Key. Tob. Co. 147% Rock Island RR. 107% Sears-Roebuek 74% Southern Ry. 133 Std. Oil of N. J. 39% ■ Sou. Pac. RR. 119% Studebaker Corp. 58 Tobacco Product# 99 Vicks Chenreal 56 i Westinghouse Elec. Co. 84% West. Mary. RR. 61% Yellow Cab and Truck 33% Wool worth 185% U. S .Steel ' 154% Coca-Cola 126% CONCORD, N. C., MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1927 McADOO DOESN’T CHOOSE TO RUN V< U' •‘VMcaßHKffiv:-:- ■’■v.w;. >y».v JBppr ’ N&S y William Gibbs McAdoo, former se^ta^y*of/the treasury, and son-in-law of late Woodrow Wilson, has wiped his namd off slate of nominees. NO UNCHURCH FRESHMEN AT STATE THIS YEAR Methodists Lead, Followed By Bap tists, Presbyterian and Other De nominations. The Tribune Bureau, ' Sir Walter Hotel. Raleigh, Sept. 19. —There are no unchurch freshmen at State College this year, a denominational survey of the v new matriculates indicates- And despite the fact that the col lege is almost midway between the two largest Methodist and Baptist schools in the state —Duke, at Dur ham, and Wake Forest —the Method ist and Baptist denominations pre dominates at State this year. The survey of the matriculates in the Freshmen class to date indicate that there are 184 Methodists, 169 Baptists, 78 Presbyterian, 17 each of the Episcopal apd Christian faith, 12 , jLutherans and two Catholics. ' The names of the various iresn men, together with their denomina tional affiliation or preference, have been turned over to the various churches in the city, and the students have been extended personal invita tions to attend the services ot, tfte various denominations. Special religious services were held for the Freshmen Sunday night in Pullen hall, when Dr. W. L. Po teat, president emeritus of Wake For est college, delivered the address. Matriculation of the upperclassmen will begin Tuesday morning in the Frank Thompson gymnasium, instead of in the Basement of the main ad ministration building, as formerly. After almost a week spent upon the already, the freshmen seem to be well oriented, and much at home, and it is believed that they will all be ready for real work when class es begin this week. AXEL N. OXHOLM TO VISIT NORTH CAROLINA To Attend Sessions of Forestry Asso ciation ni High Point This Week. The Tribune Bureau, # Sir Walter Hotel. Raleigh, Sept. 19.—The visit of Axel N. Oxholm, of the U. S. Depart ment of Commerce next week in *con nextion with the annual meeting of the North Carolina Forestry Associa tion at High Point, September 21-22, is expected to be one of the main fea tures of the meeting. The wood-using manufacturers of High Point are planning to throw op en a number of the leading furniture plants of the South’s leading furni ture city, not only to the distinguished guest but to all delegates to the For estry Convention. Thursday afternoon will probably i be devoted to this interesting trip which will be carried out under the auspices of a Committee of the South ern Furniture Association composed of Mr. A. E. Tate and J. T. Ryan. Invitations have been received to have Mr. Oxholm visit plants in Thomasville and Winston-Salem, as i well. It is probable that Statesville and Greensboro will also be included in this trip. State Forester J. S. Holmes will represent the Depart ment of Conservation and Develop ment. Mr. Oxholm is Director of the Na tional Committee on Wood Utiliza tion and is particularly interested in the prevention of wood waste, which is an important form of conservation. Most of the North Carolina manufac turers are saving material which 10 years ago was sold for stove wood. Even cheap table legs are frequently made of several small pieces of board securely glued together. Educational Loan Fund Set Up Sj New Bern Masons. Chapel Hill, Sept. 18. —The uni versity has received from J. A. Vache, Secretary of the Scottish 1 Right Masons of New Bern, a*check for SIOO to establish a loan fund ti be known as the Masonic Theater Educational Loan Fund of New Bern. This fund will be added to in the future and the proceeds of it will be used as other loan funds of tin University, according to R. B. House, Executive Secretary of the Uni versity. Out of 381 typewriters used in one of the departments of the British Government 379 were manufactured in the United States. FARMERS WILL FORM STATE WIDE ORGANIZATION American Farm Bureau Federation Officials Will Be Asked to Do Work. Raleigh, N. C., Sept. 19-—An invi tation will be extended the American Farm Bureau Federation to come to North Carolina and help to organize the farmers of the state into one state-wide farm organization. This vs the result of the resolution passed at the last meeting of the State Farmers’ Convention, followed by action taken at a meeting held at State College on August 25, and a de cision reached at a further meeting held on Thursday, September 9. A sub-committee appointed by Chairman Fred P. Latham of the gen eral conference worked for several weeks on its report to the come re nee on September 9. This sub-committee iwas headed by Dr. Clarence Poe and. had studied carefully *ll of the big national farm organizations as well m conditions within this state. The committe expressed its cordial appreciation of the work done by all farm organizations. In no way was its action in selecting the American Farm Bureau antagonistic to any other such organization Alli ance, the Farmers’ Union, the' Grange or similar federations, but it felt that the American Farm Bureau Federation more nearly fulfilled the requirements of conditions in this state and for that reason, this nation al body was selected for application. The committee also provided for an organisation committee that will pro ceed with details of carrying througn the spirit of the Farm Convention resolution-. The first quarter of 1928, from January first to April first, was designated as “Farm Organization Quarter” and all organizations, coun ty agents, home agents, school teach ers and other interested in the con tinued welfare of ■ farming in the State will be asked to take part in the work. No organization work will be done in any community or county until the local agricultural leaders are eonsult ed. Says Klan Is Running State. (By International News Service) Mobile, Ala., Sept. 19. —Charges that the Ku Klux Klan is “gunning” Ala bama were made here in a speech by C. Max Rogers, Mobile attorney, rep resentative to the legislature and for mer commander of Lamar Y. McLeod Post No. 3, American Legion. “We know that the attorney gen eral is a klansman, a’.though he is to be highly commended for his recent prosecution of flogging cases in north Alabama and his continued efforts in that direction,” said Mr. Rogers. “The secretary to the governor admits, or rather doesn’t deny that he is a mem ber of the order, and we believe the governor, the chairman of State highway and Alabama’s two United States senators are. The Ku Klux Klan does norigrant the accused trial by jury and it is at war on religion shows discord. “You saw how the legislature at tempted to throttle the press a few weeks ago. I, for one, am not will ing to turn the state over to a bunch of scallawags.” \V. S. Brawn. Granite Quarry Busi ness Man. Is Dead. Salisbury, Sept. 17. —W- S. Brown. 75, died today at'his home at Granite Quarry, death being caused by pneu monia which developed Friday. Mr. Brown was a leading citizen of nis community. For 34 years he engaged in the mcrchantile business and for 22 years was postmaster of Granite Quarry. Surviving is the wife and six .children, the latter being I. S. and J, A. Brown and Mrs. J. P. Rexler, of Salisbury, R. M. and Charles Brown, of Granite Quarry and Mrs- u. G. Witt, of Mt. Airy. The funeral takes place Sunday afternoon at Granite Quarry. Fair Weather For Oiarlotte Races. Charlotte, Sept. 19.—04*)—Bright sunshiny weather greeted the throngs here today for the automobile races at the Carolina Speedway. While it was warm, the heat was not nearly 6o intense as during the last two weeks, and it gave promise of com fort for spectators and less danger to drivers from possible blowouts i>n the overheated boards. CHARLOTTE ICC.\ 1 FOR RACE GOERS; | WEATHER PERFECT At Noon Infield and Stands Were Slowly Filling.— Hundreds Expected to See the Three Races. % AMATEURRACE IS OF INTEREST § *■ Stock Sars Will Race Next i and Then Will Come the 75-Mile Grind by Some i of Most Noted Drivers. Charlotte, Sept. 19— UP) —The great bowl of the Carolina Speedway today was the mecca of automobile racing enthusiasts of the southern states, < when the largest field of famous rac ing drivers ever to appear in the con test here completed Last minute prep aration for the day’s program of high speed and stock car races. The crowd in the infield was rela tively large at noon but the two great grandstands were filling only slowly. The only excitement of the late morn ing was furnished when Wade Mor ton, noted speed pilot, sent a stock car around the boards in several fast sprints. A group of officials of the speedway and the American Automobile Asso ciation held a series of formal con ferences with the drivers of the high speed races and the stock cars. Early in the afternoon a report gained currency that Wade Morton’s speedy stock car might not be per mitted to enter the 75-tnile stock car race, because of technical reasons. No official of the contest board would comment on the report, and Morton on’.y would admit he was engaged in a series of informal conferences with , the American Auto Association offi . cials and Howard Blanchard, of New York, chairman of the technical com mittee. From the press box a constant stream of automobiles could be seen moving through distant gates of the speedway, and occasionally it was hur ried with the arrival of one of the highly tuned up small cars entered •in the free for all ten-mile event for amateur divers, which was the first contest on the dajj’s program. BRANDON AND HEFLIN WILL BATTLE FOR SEAT Governor Brando* V\ , Ul,Bkt*r Sena torial Race Unless Others Enter Also. * -j Montgomery, Alt., September IK**— (IN s>—ProspMfs \ spirited cam paign. 1 William W. Brandon, of * ,1 24 for Underwood” fame, and Senator som Heflin, for the senator’s present seat, have brightened with the announcement of the former governor that if only two are entered in the race, he will be a candidate. The * former governor has already told newspapermen that he would like to run against Senator Heflin in a “head and head” race. “I will be a candidate for Senator Heflin’s seat in the . United States senate if he and I are the only candi dates,” “Bill” Bradon said. * < Senator Heflin, on the other hand, has already made a sharp dig at Mr. Bradon. In a recent speech at Abbe ville, the Senator charged that “Bill” and other members of the Alabama delegation to the last Democratic na tional convention aided and abetted Governor A1 Smith, of New York, in voting for the passage of the resolu tion which would have caused a de nunciation of the Ku Klux Klan to appear in the Democratic platform. The people of Alabama have been, stirred by the prospect of a race be tween Senator Heflin and Mr. Bran don while in poltical circles the mat ter is causing much comment, i 1 — ONE KILLED, ANOTHER HURT IN ACCIDENT Herman Forbes is Dead and Johnson Riggs in Hospital Following Acci dent. Elizabeth City, N. C., Sept. 19- UP)—Herman Forbes, 30, of Old Trap, Camden County, is dead, and Johnson Riggs, of Old Trap, is ba<jly injtired, as a result of an automobile accident at Currituck Courthouse yesterday, according to information received here today. The automobile driven by Riggs left the road on a sharp curve. Riggs today was believed to be out of dan ger, although at first it was believed he was internally injured. Details of the accident are meager. The men were taken to the home of Dr. W. 11. Cowell, near Shawhoro. and first .aid admifiistered. Forbes died less than two hours after the ac cident. Forbes will be buried at Old Trap this afternoon. METHODISM GAINING IN THE TWO CARO LINAS Bishop Mouzon Points Out Healthy Increase in Membership—Criticises Press Report*. Charlotte, Sept. 17.—The Method ist Spiscopal Church, South, of the Carolinas, is not losing members but on the contrary is experiencing an en couraging growth in membership de spite what may have been said an.l written to the contrary, according to Bishop Edwin D. Mouzon, head of the church in the two states. The Western North Carolina con ference last year had a net gain of 2,221 members, and,the Eastern con ference gained 1,259, according to fig ures givdta out by Bishop Mouzon. The upper region of South Carolina made a net gain of 1.468 and the lower section 610 members. Recent newspaper editorials apd statesments indicating loss in mem bership were criticsed by Bishop i ’ Mouzon. $2.0 r ear, Strictly in Advance WHAT’S A BROKEN NECK TO LEGION CONVENTION? (By International News Service) Memphis, Tenn., Sept. 19. What’s a little thing like a broken neck when the American Legion is holding a convention in gay Paris? 4 That’s exactly what J. H. Mc- Kinney, formed United States navy operator, wants to know. He left for Paris a few days ago, taking his wife, a pretty nurse, along to , look after him. The former navy man received a broken neck several weeks ago when he dived into a lake in Ar kansas where the water was too shallow. He has been in the Bap tist hospital here since the acci dent. POLITICAL OBSERVERS AMAZED AT THE INTEREST SHOWN Speakership Contest Already Opened. —Formal Announcement Causes Surprise. . . Tribune Bureau Sir Walter Hotel. By J. C. BASKERVILL. Raleigh, Sept. 19.—Although ac costomed to long-distance candidacies and political prognostications that ex tend a period of years, Raleigh political observers have been none the less somewhat surprised at the in tensity with which the speakership contest for the 1929 general assembly has already opened. Especially is this true in view of the fact that both a presidential and gubernatorial election must intervene before the next meet ing of the general assembly. So it was that there wa*k.a ripple of surprise at the formal announce ment made last week by A. H. “Sandy” Graham of Orange county, that he would be an active candidate for the speakership in 1929. And this ripple was increased perceptibly later in the week with an equally formidable announcement by Harry Nettles of Buncombe county, that he would be a candidate for the speakership as well. Os course, it had been known since the last session of the general assembly that the speakership race would ably be between Graham* Nettles and T. G. Gold of High Point, and it has been generally understood since that they would be ~ candidates. But it was hardly expected that the actual contest would get under way so far in advance of the convening of the next general assembly,' But .now the contest is on in full force, and the battle lines drawn. And only the formal statement from T. J. Gold and his backers are needed to make the race one of the hottest three cornered political flights in many years. And this statement may be expected at any time, for friends of Gold say that he has no intention of abdicating the field to either Graham or Nettles. As far as georgraphical claims go, it is generally admitted that Nettles would seem to have the best title to the speakership in 1929. These claims were stressed strongly in the an nouncement made by -Judge J. D. Murphy of Asheville, who is the spokesman for those supporting Net tles. For in addition to Nettles long experience, Judge Murphy said : “It is conceded that, in accordance with an unbroken custom that has become a sort of unwritten law, the west is entitled to the speakership in the next general assembly. In the last 25 years the Piedmont has had six speakers of the house —Dowd and Pharr of Mecklenburg, Grier of Ire dell, Murphy of Rowan and Graham and Brummitt of Granville. But the great mountain counties, of which Buncoipbe is the central and most populous and the county with the largest Democratic majority in North Carolina, have had, since ‘the time whereof the memory of man runneth not to the contrary,’ only one speaker, Walter Moore of Jackson county, who served in 1900. “The sentiment is strong and just that the next speaker should come from the great and growing and long unrepresented mountain section, and from Buncombe, the banner Demo cratic county in North Carolina,” Judge Murphy’s letter concludes. strong support will be given both to Graham and Gold, with the likelihood that the majority of the Piedmont counties will throw their support to Graham, while Gold wilK drayr his strength heavily from the east, it is believed. _ Borne are inclim ed to think, though, that having two' candidates from the same section—one from Orange and one from Guilford — will- tend to weaken the strength of both. But the Nettles candidacy seems to have the advantage of getting off to an earlier and better organized start than either others, since it has been announced that Judge Murphy will act as his campaign manager in the west, while his campaign in the east will be managed by Dr. J.' Y. Joyner, of Raleigh, fromer state su perintendent of public instruction, and who is the uncle of Mr. Nettles. At any rati, ml of this indicates that interest in state politics is re viving, and that there is going to be plenty of state political activity, as well as national, in the next year and a half. August Found to Be Coldest Yet on Record- Raleigh, Sept. 17.—The Month of August was the coldest August ou record in North Carolina the monthly report of the United States Weather Bureau today declared. September may be the hottest. August 1926 was the warmest *n twenty years but last montlf the tem peratures were mostly below normal except during the short periods of August 6-9 and August 11-17. The monthly mean, from report of 67 sta tions was 72.8. degrees or 2.7 degrees below normal. At Mount Mltchcli August 27 it was 38 degree abova aero. Win Observe “Girls Week.” Cleveland, Tenn.,. Bept. 19.—(INS) —All of Tennesse will join in observ ing “Girls’ Week” October 2-8, ac cording to reports here. Many pro grams of various kinds have been planned for tbe glorification of girla during the week. PLANES ARRIVE IH BELLEFONTE. PENN. IN BIG HR DERBY Plane Piloted by A. M. Banks First to Reach a Stopping Place.—One Forced to Make Landing CROSS COUNTRY RACE OBJECT Planes Halted Only Long Enough to Take on Fuel and Make Such Repairs as Were Necessary. Bellefonte, Pa., Sept.’ 19.— (/P) The Pitcairn Fleetwing piloted by A.' M. Banks, of Philadelphia, was the first of twenty-five light commercial planes in the cross-country aviation derby to complete the first leg of its journey today. It arrived here at 9:27. One minute and a half latei the Waco 10, piloted by C. W. Mypns, alighted on the field here. Meyeri apparently lost his bearings en route from Roosevelt Field as he came tp the flying field from the west instead of from the east. Meyers took the lead by taking off at 9 :35, after tak ing on gasoline and oil. According to word received here, the Monocup piloted by V. L. Rob erts came down at Nefoundland, N. J., due to cqmpass trouble. The third plane to arrive was Pilot Leslie Millers Eagle Rock which ar rived at 9 :39 3-4. Miller took off at 9:47, in second place. Pilot Eugene Detmer brought his Traveler down at 9:51. An Eagle Rock plane piloted by J. S. Charles, of Aichmond, Va., land ed at 9 :45. Pilot E. C. Knapp's Waco, among the last to leave Roosevelt field, ar rived here at 10.01, and left again in ten minuses. A wireless report received here said three planes were down at Home town. They were: the Hess Blue bird, piloted by E. W. Fleet; the Waco 10, piloted by A. W. Stephen son ; and the Pilot Sadowsky’s Swal low. The last two planes to leave Roose velt field arrived at almost the namt instant. .They were Jack Ashgraft in his Townada aircraft ship at 10 :19, and Pilot Nemo B ack, of Chicago, ifi a Laird machine at 10 :20. 25 Off Fur Spokane. Roosevelt Field, N. Y„ Sept. ID. (A*) —Twenty-five light commercial planes took off on the first leg. of a cross country flight to Spokgne, Wash., this morning. The start was made at 6 :01 Eastern Standard Time, and by 6:32 a. m. the last starter had left. A total distance of 2,350 miles lay ahead of the racers, wjjose planes were officially designated aft Class B, of a type capable of carrying one pas senger and a pilot. TO CONTINUE STUDY OF BEACH OF STATE Surveys Have Been Completed at Wrightsville and Carolina Beaches. Raleigh, Sept. 19.—Further plans for the intensive study of beach erosing along the North Carolina coast will be made this week when Thorn dyke Saville, bead of the'water re sources division of the Department of Conservation and Development will spend some time in Morehead City conferring with Capt. J. A. Nelson, fisheries commissioner, and J. H. Holmes, state forester, concerning the survey and certain beach studies which have already been undertaken along the coast. One field party which has just com pleted surveys, at Wrightgville and Carolina beaches, near Wilmington, moved to the vicinity of Morehead City* September 15. This first 'party will' be joined this week by another party which has been mapping White Lake in Bladen county. This is one of the ' state-owned lakes es which- White Lake,' Waecamaw and Black Lake comprise the bigger ones. All of the work is beind done under the direction of the water resources division of the department. During the past week, Dr. Seville, chief hydraulic engineer in charge of all these projects, was in Boston, where, he delivered a paper before the New England Waterworks Associa tion. He also stopped in Baltimore to attend the meeting of the Atlantic Deeper Waterways Association, as the representative of the department of conservation and development. On his return to this state, Dr. Seville expects to stop at Virginia Beach to inspect a sea wall that is being constructed there, following which he will proceed to Morehead City for the conference there this week. In addition to the beach studies being made there, the engineers of the water resouces division are mapping the Fort Macon Park for the forestry division. Million Dollar Slander Suit. New York, Sept. 19. —04*1—Max Phillips, president of the Phillips- Jones Co., collar manufacturers, to day etarted a $1,000,600 slander suit against Bernard K. Marcus.* presi dent of the Bank of the United States and five members of the Berg Detec tive Agency. Philips charged that the defendants tried to prevent his gaining knoldedge of tbe financial conditions of the bank by causing his arrest on a Mann Act charge. fOTHEB Mostly cloudy with local thunder showers this afternoon or tonight in east' portion ; cooler tonight. Tues day generally fair, cooler in extreme eaat portion, } dk NO. 25

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