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FEDERAL ACTION TO
SIT OFF TRADING
IK MR FUTURES
Injunction Papers Have Been
Prepared and Will Be Pre
sented to Federal Court in
New York City.
President Harding Knows of
Plans and is Understood
to Have Given Them His
Official Sanction. .
(HT the Associated Plena.
Washington, ,April 10.—lnj'im-'tJFin
proceedings to completely shut off the
trniHug In sugar futures, unless hack
ed by actual ownership or control of
sug;nr were instituted in New York to
day by the Federal government.
The govornme.nlV bill prepared un
der the iiersonal direction of Attorney
General Daugherty, after consultation
with President Harding, asks the
court to iiermnnently prevent the New
York Coffee and Sugar Exchange from
entering into or iiermitting any trans
actions in sugar, "unless the persons
purporting to make such salt- has in
his itossession or under his control a
supply of sugar adequate to meet the
requirements of sueh transaction.”
The action is requisite, the govern
ment says, as a result of "an orgy of
speculation" which has driven up the
price of sugar to the consumer and
which during February enriched the
pocketbooks of brokers by $900,0(10. A
“conspiracy in restraint of trade and
commerce” is charged and officials of
the Exchange and the New York, Cof
finl nml Sugar Clearing House Associa
tion against which the injunction
would lie directed jointly with the Ex
change, are asked to appear in court
and answer the government's allega
The court was advised in the hill
that the Exchange and the Clearing
House Association serve no legitimate
or useful purpose in the marketing in
interstate and foreign commerce of
raw and refined sugar, hut "exist only
as li means of contracting and specu
lating." As a result, if was..added,
price Te-ets nit* established wfllcTT are
"wholly speculative and artificial.'’
Slump In Futures.
New York, April ID. — Raw sugar fu
tures took a perpendicular drop of ap
proximately .TO points on the New Yoyk
Coffee and Sugar Exchange today on
receipt of word of the government's
suit to enjoin trading in sugar fu
Heavy general selling developed as
Siam as news of the Injunction suit
reached the floor. Drops ranged from
:tO to 7-4 points, hut were followed by
a rally which carried prices hack to
Culmn raw sugar, however, sold at
a new high record since 11)20. A sale
of 5,500 bags was made to one opera
tor at 0 3-8 cents, cost and freight,
equal to 8.10 for centrifugal.
BANDITS CARRIED OFF
SAFE WITH MUCH LOOT
Did Not Stop to Open Safe, but Car
ried It With Them.
(By tbr Associated Cr»M.l
Kansas Cit, Mo., April 11).—A safe
containing about $17,000 in checks
nnd SI,OOO In cash was taken by
bandits here today from a truck of
the American Express Company. The
bandits fired several shots before es
caping in an automobile, but no one
was injured. They did not
to open the safe blit took it with thorn?
Lumber Plant at SoHtkraont Destroy
‘By the Auoeiatcd Press.)
Lexington, April 19.—An estimated
damage of $150,000 was caused by fire
■which destroyed the lumber plant of
C. <M. Wa'l & Son at Southraont near
here late yesterday, it was learned to
day. In addition to the finishing plant
n large supply of timber was destroy
ed. The loss is partically covered -by
I A DEED OR RENT RECEIPTS?
Which would you Bather have after a few years—A Deed to
Your Own Home, or a Bunch of Kent Receipts? .
Every man oweys it to his wife, his children, and to himself to '
provide a permanent Home for those dependent upon him.
Home ownership reveals in a Wan or woman' the qualities of
Thrift, Self Respect and good citizenship.
It is easy to come into possession of a home. All that id nec
essary is-to put aside each pay day a small amount of one’s earn
ings in this Old Reliable Building and Loan Association. Start to
day by taking some shares in Series No. 51 now open. All stock is
non-taxable. Loans can' be made on short notice —“that means at
once.” Begin Now. ’■
■! ■ \ i
I Cabarrus County Building Loan and
OFFICE IN CONCORD NATIONAL BANK.
The Concord I)aHy Tribune:
Secretary oj State Naw Getting Ready
For Its Operation.
ißy lbe Ahhik’luiH Prenn.f
Rai.-igh, N. C„ April 18.— W. N.
Everett, secretary of state, is making
preparations' for the operation of the
)tew automobile registration law
1 which goes into effect October 1. 1923,
passed by the rec: nt North Caro ina
General Assembly, and next week
will send Joe gn'wyer, chief cleric of
the license department, to Michigan
jto study a similar law alrtady in
' force in that state.,
> Mr. Everett rqcenll.v returned from
Richmond, Va., where he studied the
registration law there and the
methods employed in the ad
min strnting office.
“I .earned much of interest in con
nection 'With the law and its .opera
tion there.” he said, "but I believe we
will have to use som:-what different
methods in North Carolina. In order
to obtain the best possible’informa
tion on the subject, wo Intend to
-study methods employed in several
other states which have the- law.
“I 'believe the new law will result
in decreasing the number or nuio
mobile thefts and will establish de
finite ownership of automobiles. After
the first registrations, 'Which will be
gin in October, we expect to have- no
trouble in enforcing tie new act. Its
provision requiring a record of ul
automobile salesand the issuance of
registration certificates will end a
number of thefts that have been
practiced in the past.”
Arrangements Have been completed
for the summer rush for automobile
licences. The iales are- expected to
start between June 1 and July 1.
swamping the department for a period
of sixty or p'inety days.
CHEATHAM t ASE ABOUT
READY FIR JURY NOW
Most of Evidence in Case Against Pro
hibition Agent Has Been Presented.
(Bj* the Associated Press.)
Statesville. April 19. —Evidence was
concluded here today in tne trial of
H. H. Cheatham, a Federal prohibition
agent, charged with secoud degree
murder as a result of the killing of
Douglass Dunham in Salisbury "Octo
ber 14 1922, an dnrguments were set
for this afternoon.
The prosecutiqn sought to shtnv in
its evidence that Cheatham intention
ally and without provocation snot
Douglas while the former was search
ing the premises where Dunham work
ed. The defense produced testimony
designed to prove that Cheatham s its
ed and fell and accidentally fired the
fatal shot. ’ -
KNOWS- NOTHING OF
It' Is Reported Washington Alan Will
Make Visit to This State Soon.
‘Hr Oi« Associated l-rm. *
Winston-Salem. April 19.—C01. Win.
A. Blair, chairman of the state wel
fare hoard, stated this afternoon that
he had heard nothing of the proposed
visit of E. E. I Kidding, president of
the National Prisoners’ Relief Society,
who, according to reports here today,
said he was couiing to North Carolina
and would make public startling un
published evidence relating to the
treatment of prisoners in the various
prisons of the state.
EIGHTY DAYS TO MOON
BY PLANE, ABBE’S CLAIM
Discovers Luminary Is Seventy-four
Miles Nearer Than Believed.
Paris, April 19.—The moon is 74
miles nearer the earth than astron
omers thought. This discovery has
been made by Abbe Moreux, of the
Bourges Observatory, as a result of
special studies luring the last months.
In announcing his discovery, he il
lustrates the distance from Earth to
moon—pointing out that the the speed
of modern airplnns it could be covered
in 80 days, just the time to took Jules
Verne's hero to get around .the world.
HOODED MEN ALLEGED
TO BE ACTIVE AGAIN
In Certain Tarts of Louisiana and
An Investigation is Being Made
(By the Associated PrrM.)
Monroe, La., April 19.—District At
torney David Garrett today was in
vestigating complaints submitted to
his office by the Bastrop Pulp & Paper
Company, of Bastrop! that hooded
men have been prowling about the
premises of the company ami tliat.
workmen have been intimidated, it
was learned here today.
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CONCORD, N. C., THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 1923.
! BY PARKS BELK CO.
. Modern Home of Local Com
pany Thrown Open to Pub
lic Last Night.—Occasion
Proved Most Interesting.
DURING THE DAY
This Was Planned Especially
for Employees of Company,
Workmen of New Home
and a Few Friends.
The opening of Parks-Belk Com
pany's big new store in this city was
fittingly celebrated yesterday by the
management of the company, which
entertained at a big dinner at 1 o'clock
and a reception to the public in the
new building from 7:30 till 10 o'clock
The Mark 11. Goff Orchestra, of Erie.
To., had been procured to furnish rnus
1h- for the dinner and also for the ro-
I ('option, and their music was a splen-
Idid treat for everyone who was for
(funatc enough to hear it. The mem
bers of the orchestra are every one ac
(coinplished musicians, and' their in
strumental and vocal selections were
of the highest order.
The dinner at the Y. M. (’. A. at 1
o'clock was the biggest thing of its
kind ever staged in Concord. All the
members of the clerical force, the
managers from all of the thirty-two
Retk .Stores in three states, and all
tin* workmen who were employed in
the erection of the new store building,
besides some other invited guests,
were invited to the banquet. More
than two hundred were present at the
Mr. John <l. Parks, head of the
Parks-Belk stores in this city, Kan
napolis. Albemarle. Newton and Hick
ory, was toastmaster, and presided ov
er the dinner. At the conclusion of the
dinner the principal talks were made
by I)r. J. M. Belk. of Monroe, one of
the founders of the Belk Brothers
stores: by Mr. Frank Matthews, of
Charlotte, manager of the parent store
of the chain ' and by Rev. Jesse C.
Rowan, of Jh«iek#k<vi4t "taUoume
made by Mr. Henry. Brilf, of Charlotte,
president of the Belk Stores : Mr. Chas.
E. Parks, executive head of tho Con
cord and Albemarle stores: Mr. John
G. Parks, head of the five I’arks-Belk
Stores: and Mr. J. \V. Kirkpatrick,
manager of the Greenville, S. 0„ store.
The speakers all referred to the
wonderful progress of the I’nrks-Belk
organization, outlining the growth of
the two Parks brothers from inexperi
enced country; Boys through, their va
rious steps in their business careers.
Their first oxi>erience was in the small
store at Waxliaw. which they soon out
grew. Moving to Concord, it was not
long before, a prosperous, well-estab
lished business was running here, and
a store was opened up in Kannapolis.
This was followed h.v the addition of
stores in Albemarle. Newton and Hick
ory, making a total of five stores now
operated by the Parks brothers. All
of them are showing splendid results,
and are live, progressive business hous
Rev. Mr. Rowan in his talk dwelt on
business conduct and business princi
ples, nnd also gave much inspirational
advice to the employees of the big
store. His talk was declared a mas
terpiece and was keenly enjoyed by ev
eryone of his hearers.
The reception in the new store
building was attended by fully five
thousand people, according to figures
from those in charge of the occasion.
The visitors were met nt the doors Dy
representatives of the Pifrks-Belk
Company,' and were presented with
tickets —the men with tickets for
good cigars, the ladies with rickets
for carnations, and tho children with
tickets for 'souvenir puzzles. The
handsome big store -was literally
crowded nnd jamfood with persons and
] at times there was great difficulty m
I making one's way through the throng.
I The crowds, were on both the first
nnd second floor, while the lmleonies
were also filled with them. The Goff
orchestra was on the mezzanine floor,
and rendered music throughout the
two and one-half hours the reception
was 'being he’.d.
No goods were being sold during
the opening night, and none! or ihe
sales force was at work. The evening
was given over entirely to welcoming
the public, and this was done in a
fine manner by everyone connected
iwith the store. Tike big opening sale
began this morning at 8:45 oldock in
I full blast.
i The following managers from var
ious stores in other cities were pre
sent for the Opening Dny: Dr. J. IM.
' Be'k, of Monroe; Mr. .and Mrs.
Henry Belk, of Charlotte; Mr. and
(Mrs. Frank Matthews, of Chanoue;
| Miss Belk, of Monroe; Messrs. R. J.
> and Henry Belk of Waxhaw; rnul
; Gallant, of Anderson. S. (V; J. M.
, Ramsey, of York, S. C.; Houston
' Matthews, of Gastonia; H. A. Allred,
j of Kannapolis; S. V. Brumley, of
i Newton; Kar; W. Broome, of Hickory;
1 Jim and Joe Stephenson, of RocKing
! ham; Cy White, of Spartanburg, S.
i C.; K. G. Hudson, of Raleigh; T. B.
1 Brown, of Greensboro; 'Mr. Stowe, of
| Laurinbnrg; Mr. McKnight, «of Greer,
i S. C.; Shelly Howell, of Albemune;
| Mr. Liggett, of Burlington; Mr. uoy-
I ken, of Durham; Messrs. Sam and A.
i W. Harry, of Salisbury; Frank
Veterans Benefit Under the
. Provisions of New Relief Act
(By the Asaodnlrd Press.)
Washington, April 19. —Numerous
benefits not before Within tho reach of
disabled ex-service teen were granted
in the new veteran relief aet passed
during the last da.vf of the. C>7th Con
gress, says the Unit'd State Veterans’
Many of the provisions of the new
law are sponsored ihy veterans' or
ganizations. One iff the most impor
tant. it is said hy ithe. Veterans’ Bu
reau, provides, in effect s
1. That every officer and enlisfPcl
man or any person in the active serv
iee under the War _aiul Navy depart
ments, who was discharged or who
resigned prior to tW* establishment of
the Veterans’- Bureau August 9, 1921,
nnd oveyy such pe&ou in the- active
service on or before November 11.
1918, who, on or after August 9, 1921.
was discharged or Resigned, shall In
conclusively hold to have been in sound
condition when entering the. service,
except as to such disabilities as were
noted of reeord whljii or prior to the
tira he entered the |arvice.
2. That an ex-sei(vice man who is
shown to have a njeutal disease or an
active tubercular disease of 10 per cent
or more, nnd sueh showing was made
upon examination by a medical officer
of tin* Veterans’ Bureau or other qual
ified physician, within three, years af
ter separating .from the service, shall
be considered to have acquired his dis
ability in service or to have suffered
an aggravation of pre-existent tuber
cular or mental disability. In ad
dition to extending, this period from
two years to three yecars in mental
and tubercular eases, the provision el
iminates the qualification that, the
tubercular condition ;must be pulmon
ur.v to entitle one to flic benefits of the
There, is also a provision extending
the time in which a'certificate of dis
ability may be obtained by providing
that such certficate may he obtained
prior to March 4. 1924. and that such
certificate, except in ease of fraud.
Part of Church Street is
to Be Widened by the City
Aldermen Accept Proposal of Property Owners That East
Side of Street From C. H. Peck’s Home to Harry
Home Be Widened at Once by the City.
Meeting for the hliird time this
vrmntfi Itfo Alrferßirtt‘Tuesday night
continued a discussion of street mat
ters that were first presented to them
on the first Thursday night of this
month, and which were continued for
investigation by the board members.
Several matters of importance were
finally disposed of by the hoard at the
A committeeVomposed of J. A. Ken
nett and C. A. Iseahour reported to
tlie board that they had secured an
agreement 'with' a number of property
owners on Church Street for tile wid
ening of the street on the east side.
The agreement was made with all
property owners from (.'. H. Peek’s
home to Harry Bwink's home. The
•street will lie widened 17 feet, eight
feet to l>e used for street and nine
feet for the sidewalk. The commit
tee also intimated that it may lie
aide to get permission to widen the
street in front of the,property of Mr.
Swink nnd Mr. Tom Honeycutt by
eight feet, , This will he decided
Under the agreement the city will
widen the street and pave it: move
back the buildings and construct, the
sidewalks. It will pay the property
owners no damage. Work of widen
ing the street has already started.
Several weeks ago the board agreed
to widen the street on the west side
from Means Street to the old bottling
works property. It is possible that
the street will also be widened from
Means Street to the Cabarrus Motor
Company, this to he definitely decided
when members of Trinity Reformed 1
Church have voted on the question of
giving part of the church property for
Two streets were ordered paved by
the board. They are Chestnut from
Spring to Tournament Street, and
Houston from Sr. George Street to
American Avenue. This work, the
board Was advised, will keep the pav
ing contractors here until the new
board is sworn in following the elec
tion on May Bth, and the new board
will decide' whether or not. other
streets are to he paved. i
The City Attorney was authorized to
notify the Southern Railway Company
to put all grade crossings in the city
in good shape. The work is to be
done at once, ami the Southern was
advised that if it fails to do the work,
it will lie done by the city and charged
to the railroad company. Several of
the crossings are in bad shape now,
the board was advised, and the repair
work will be started at once.
The present board will meet again
in May, on the night of the third.
The new board will hold its first meet
ing on May 10th. two days after its
election as required by law.
Mr. G. A. Rimer, was taken this
morning to the Concord Hospital,
where he underwent an operation for
Stevens, of Winston-Salem; J. \V.
Kirkpatrick, of Greenville. S. C.
The following from the clerical
force of the Charlotte store were
■present at.the reception last night:
Messrs. D. J. Bostian. Walter Wahs.
P. P. Searboro, L. W.‘ Beatty. Mr.
Barger, Mr. MocLaurin, Mr. Craven,
and a'eo Mr. Mack Matthews, of
shall be incontestable evidence that
i the injury for Whieli it. 1 is issued was
suffered in or aggravated by the mil-
I itary service.
Another provision of the new act
which is applicable also to veterans
other than World War veterans, pro
vides that when a veteran of any war
dies after his discharge or resignation
from tlie service and does not leave
sufficient estate to meet the jxpehse
of burial and transportation of the
body, tlie Veterans' Bureau will pay
for a flag to drain* the casket, and also
for burial expense not exceeding SIOO.
the flag, after burial. To become the
; property of the next of kin of tlie de
ceased. If death occurs while such
' person is receiving governmental medi
cal. surgical or hospital treatment or
vocational training, tlie bureau will
"pay, in addition to burial expenses, ac
tual and necessary cost of transporta
tion of the body, including she prepi
ration of the body, to a place of bu
rial within the continental limits of
the United States. The provisions of
; the new act 1 extends the fuenral ex
j penses to a larger class of veterans
j than was previously provided for.
j There is another provision in tlie
net whieli is of interest to the Spanish
| War veterans, as well as to veterans
lof the. i’hiltipine insurrection nnd
.Boxer rebellion. It extends all hos
| pitnl facilities under the control and
I jurisdiction of the bureau so that they
are available for these veterans suf
fering from neuro-ps.vehiatrie or tu- i
hc.rcular ailments. I
A provision is also made that pay
ments of premious on yejirly renew
able term insurance and converted in
surance may be deemed not to have
lapsed in the cases of those persons,
■ who. while mentally incompetent and
j for whom no legal guardian had been
appointed, have heretofore allowed or
I may hereafter allow their insurance, to
lapse while so suffering, during tlie
period for which they have been or
I may hereafter be so rated.
Who Fired at Two Young
Ladies From Asheville, and
Warrants For Them Have
Been Issued by Him,
(By the Associated Press.
Greenville, S. C., April 19.—Four
prohibition officers and one Greenville
county citizen today faced formal
charges of assault and battery asi a
result of tlie recent, shooting at an au
tomobile in which Misses Rosalie
Bowen and Mary Gwyn, Asheville, N.
C„ Y. W, C, A. workers, were riding.
They were given until Saturday to
surrender, Sheriff Rector, of Green
ville county, who filed the charges,
having decided not to arrest the men
at this time because they were need
ed as witnesses in the United States
The young women refused to prose
cute and the prohibition officers an
nounced they would pay for the dam
ages. The Greenville Chamber of
Commerce last Saturday night adopt
ed resolutions ltrging the county solici
tor and the grand jury to act. Tlie
grand jury met yesterday morning
and after considering the case recom
mended that the sheriff proceed on
FIVE KILLED IN FIRE;
MANY OTHERS INJURED
Deaths Followed Burning of Five-
Story Apartment House.
(By the Ajboplhuml Pre*».
Lynn, Mass., April 19.—Five per
sons were killed in a fire which de
stroyed Essex Castle, a five-story brick
apartment house on Ellis Street in the
center of tlie city early today. Many
occupants were hurt.
The blaze started on one of the
lower floors and almost immediately
the Interior of the building burst into
flames. The 150 persons living in
the house were quickly aroused. A
few made their way down the stair
ways before these were cut off by fire
and smoke. Many jumped from the
windows, and others were taken down
ladders by firemen.
There were many narrow escapes
whpn the roof fell in.
Mrs. Story is Not Candidate.
Washington, April 18.—Mrs. Wil
liam Camming Story, of New York,
one of three avowed candidates ior
election as president general of the
Daughters of tlie American Revolu
tion, suddenly announced her with
drawal from the race while nomina
tions were being made tonight at the
annual congress of. the society.
Announcing that she was with
drawing in favor of Mrs. Anthony
Wayne Cook, of Pennsylvania, Mrs.
Story told the delegates she did so
“in repudiation of a eantpaign based
upon defanat’on of the character 6f
a candidate.” Her statement threw
the convention into an uproar.
WINSTON HEARS THAT
BLAIR WILL RESIGN
Understood Revenue Cctmuiissioner
Will Quit to Look After Canaan
Winston-Salem, April 18.—-Commis-r
sioner of Internal Revenue D. H.\
Blair, who. according to a report from
Washington, has decided to resign
from office in order to devote his tyhic
to his own private interests ana'as
sist in looking after the estate di his
father-in-law. the late J. W. Cannon,
of Concord, was expected to arrive in l
Winston-Salem today, but reporters
ere failed to locate him and the «pm-1
ion 'Was expressed that he had re
turned to Washington after a brief
business trip to Concord. While n.s
brother. Col. W. A. Blair, and intimate
friends have no definite infor-iua-uon
as to the correctness of the report
that the commissioner lias decided to
step down and out, it is known that
Mr. Blair has extensive business in
terests of his own besides being one
of the administrators as named in the 1
will of the late J. W. Cannon, of Con
Commissioner Blair in New Hern.
New Bern, April 18.—Aft5r spend
ing two days iu New Bern and vicin
ity David H. Blair, commissioner of
internal revenue, of Washington, D.
('.. and C. A. Cannon, of Concord, left
last night returning to their homes. !
During their visit they si»ent much
time with Senator F. M. Simmons, :
who accomplished them on motor !
trips out through Craven and Jones '
counties. The trip east was made in 1
Mr. Cannon’s- automobile, but he re
turned .home a one. Commissioner
Blair taking the train nt Kinston. j
Georgeville School Closing. i
The school at Georgeville will close :
Friday. April 2t)th. The exercises i
promise to/be good. In the afternoon
the program will consist of recitations, i
plays, dialogues, etc.
At 8 o'clock the upper grades will :
render a play, "The Lighthouse Man." i
The piny opens in a rough lighthouse 1
on the Carolina coast. Ned Blake, :
from the city, is spending his vacation :
here and has been captivated with the l
cheerfulness and artless simplicity of
a young girl. Nan. supposed to lie the 1
grand-daughter of Ichnbud. Buzzer, the
old lighthouse keeper. Nan has grown ’
up in her surroundings wild as a flow
er. with no knowledge of the world. ;
Nod Blake has taught her to read,and i
write and finally wins her girlish
heart. Finally a party of Ned's friends
come to visit him. In the party is :
Mr. John Enlow. whose baby girl had i
been abducted many years liefore by
injun Jim, son-in-law of Ichabod Buz
zer. Jim’s wife, Liza Buzzer returns
the baby to Enlow after Jim has been
sent to the penitentiary, hut instead of
returning the right one. she substitutes :
-her own child and-Nan proves to bo -
Jim meets Hortense Enlow, who is
his own daughter, and tells her of her
birth. She bribes him to get the proofs
from old Moll Buzzer. lohabod’s wife.
He attempts to steal them but gets
caught by Nan.
In the meantime John Enlow has de
cided to send Nan away for two years
to school. The last act is in John Bil
low's library, when Nan comes home 1
for Christmas vacation. Ned is Still
in love with her.
Hortense lias recently wedded an
English baronet, and finally sails for
the old world to avoid the shame that
has come upon Hortense. Enlow tells
the world that Nan is his daughter,
and tlie play ends happily.
Tlie audience is made to feel that
they have actually known and lived
among the characters, smiling at their
joys, sympathizing with their sorrows
and rejoicing in the happy ending.
MOREHOUSE CASE TO
BE FOUGHT BY STATE
Fifteen Defendants Have Been Notified
to Surrender Themselves Today For
(By the AMOClated Pies*.)
Bastrop. La., April 19.-*-Sheriff Fred
Carpenter early today notified fifteen
defendants in the Morehouse hooded
band eases to surrender to him nt the
court house here before noon today.
He said this method was adopted to
save time nnd he expected them to ap
pear as directed. Three others, charg
ed jn connection with the crimes, are
out of the jurisdiction of tlie sheriff.
The stafe charges all defendants with
being Kit Klux Klanstnen.
Smith Stevenson, Fred Higginboth
am and Newt Gay surrendered to the
sheriff this morning. They said they
were ready to make bond and were
prepared to tight their cases in court.'
Capt. J. K. Skipwith, exalted eyelops j
of the Morehouse parish Ku Klux j
Klan, telephoned the sheriff he would
surrender tills morning.
DR. CONN MURPHY IS
RELEASED FROM PRISON
Had Been on Hunger Strike Since His |
Arrest on March 23rd.
Dublin, April 19 ( By the Associated I
Press) .—Dr. Conn Murphy, who has
been on a hunger strike in Mount Joy
prison nearly four weeks, has been re-:
leased, it was announced today. Dr.
Murphy, who some time ago visited I
Rome to lay the republican cause he-1
fore Pope Hus. was arrested March 22 j
and immediately began his hunger j
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The Concord Furniture Co. is now
demonstrating * the Automatic Wafer
Cooling System nt their store.
H. B. Wilkinson will give a Hooster
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particiilars in new ad. today.
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EFFORTS TO RESCUE
01ISUO BY ICE
Three Men Risk Lives to
Cross Lake Michigan to
Bring Report of the Needs
of Their Friends.
AIRPLANES TO BE
USED IN RESCUE
The People Have Been With
out Food for Days and
Have Suffered Much From
Northport, Mich.. April 10 (By the
Associated Press). —Cold, exhausted
and half starved, three men who fol
ds hours buttled their way through
slush, ice and open water, reached the
mainland here yesterday, bearing news
that ten others—nine men and a wom
an—are slowly starving on Fox Island,
18 miles from here, in Lake. Michigan.
As a result of their story —a story
of a battle against great odds in which
human lives were constantly at the
mercy of sweeping gales and shifting
ice packs—two army airplanes are
driving through the sky from Self ridge
Fielt, Mt. Clemens today, to carry food
to the marooned party on Fox Island.
The party went to the island last
fall to cut timber, carrying provisions
sufficient for several months. The pro
longed winter, however, did not enter
into their calculations. Three weeks'
ago all food supplies excepting some
frozen potatoes were gone.
With death from starvation facing
the little colony, an attempt was made
by four men to cross to the mainland.
They started on foot, hilt two miles
from the mainland the ice broke up
and two of the men narrowly escape*}
death by drowning before the return
to the island was accomplished.
A week Inter the men started again
but when two miles out they were
caught 4n a blinding sriow storm. They
wandered' about .nearly a day before
finding their way hack to the island.
Last Monday morning a third start
was made. Edward Horn, aged 23,
Carl Cooper, aged 35. and Ellis Sayres.
21, were the men wljo left the islnnd
in « stoiitly built, skiff eight feet. long.
They carried a pair of oars an 8-foot
pole nud an axe.
Horn, seated in a physician's office
here, told the story as a physician
treated his, frozen feet.
The army planes are expected here
this afternoon. Food supplies and
medicine will be ready to lie taken to
those on the island.
BOYS START RIOT WHEN
TIN CAN FI ND RUNS OUT
Turn In 60,000 in Clean-l'p Weelt Cam
paign at 1 Cent Each.
Nashville, Tenn., April 17.—One cent
a piece to boys for tin cans turned in
during the “Clean-Up Week” in Nash
liille almost caused a riot yesterday
when, after tit l.ooo cans had been de
livered, available funds for payment
was exhausted. Unable to convert
their remaining cans into coin, hun
dreds of youngsters liomba rded the
temporary paymaster with them, forc
ing him to seek shelter.
Bethea Says Injustice Has Been Done
Wilmington, N. C., April 18.—Chus. I '-
E. Bethea, former cashier of the de
funct Commercial National Bank of
this city who, with former President
Thos. E. Cooper, is charged with de
frauding the Bank of Pembroke in a
suit lirought by that bank against them
for the recovery of $2,500, declared to
day that the dispatch reporting the
action yesterday from Raleigh did him
an injustice, but it Would not lie prac
ticable for him to present his side at,
this time through the press. The As
sociated Press dispatch was bused on
an announcement of the State Banking
<Hy the Aaoeclated PreraA
Asheville. April I!>.—The annual
session of the North Carolina Medical
Society came to a close today with a
1 general meeting of the Society before
which the new officers of the organiza
tion elected yesterday, were installed,
and minor miscellaneous matters trans
acted. Following this meeting the So
ciety adjourned to hold the next an
nuul session in Raleigh in 1924.
Library to Be Closed.
On account of repairs the Concord
Publ e Library will 'be closed the re
mainder of the week, Mrs. Richmond
| Reed, the librarian, announced today.
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