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REACTION HE TO
Prices on New York Stock
Exchange Go Tumbling
When More Than Score of
Bad Checks Are Disclosed.
ONE OF CHECKS
WAS FOR $15,000
Drawn on Reading, Pa., Bank
—Brokers in Philadelphia
and Boston Received Sim
ilar Bogus Check.
(Br the Anßo<-lnt«d Pma.
New York, May 7,—Prices ou tile.
New York Stock Exchange were sent
tumbling today by -reaction from the
heavy buying started on flood of or
ders which it was disclosed were back
ed by worthless checks drawn on sev
eral Pennsylvania banks. _ I
More than a score of worthless
checks were received by Wall Street I
liolses over the week end.
One of the checks was for sls 000 j
drawn on the Keystone National Bank, |
of Reading. Pa., to cover buying or
ders in Westinghonse. Reading and.
American Car and Foundry, Cithers 1
accompanied orders to buy Ne.v York
Reports from Philadelphia and Ros- j
ton said brokers in those cities had,
received similar bogus checks.
The cheeks in .almost every ease
bore forged certification, which tricked
some of the brokers into executing
buying orders for large blocks of
stock. Selling operations, started as
soon as the fraud was discovered, sent
prices down, practically the entire list
being carried to new low levels.
THE COTTON MARKET
Firm Opening Followed by a Renewal
of Weakness Later.
(By th* AaDoetated I'nu.
New York, May 7. —A firm opening
was followed by a renewal of weak
ness in the cotton market during to
day's early trading. First prices were
- to 22 points higher on old crop
(fibres and 10 points higher to 2 points
lower on later deliveries.
Cotton futures opened firm. May
2t>:fCi; July 25 :tl(i; Oct. 23:92; Dec.
2.1:44; Jan. 23:10.
May Cotton Droits $8 a Bale.
New York, May 7.—May cotton
broke from $20.90, the <>)>ening figure,
to 25,00 on. the New York cotton ex
change today, on reports, of additional
arrivals of cotton In the' market, and
better weather in the South. This was
a decrease of $8 a hale from the (lav’s
high figures, and of $5 from Satur
Get-Together Meeting at A bemarle.
Albemarle, May 5. —A dinner meet
ing was held here today at the Hotel
Albemarle when the town and rural
correspondent -of the Stanly News-
Herald, of Albemarle, together with
a number of prominent men of Albe
marle and the county met in a get
together The primary ob
ject of the meeting was to promote
interest in the industrial and agri
cultural work of the city and county
schools. The get-together dinner was
promoted by D. S. Lippnrd, of Mil
‘lingport, and was attended bv a large
number of newspaper folks of the
towns and communities of Stanly
Another Decision In Foreign Vessels
t®7 t»» AiavfUM Pkm.i 1
Washington iM&y ' 7.—The United
States can compel masters of arriving
vessels to submit manifests showing
the articles aboard including those
whose Importation is prohib.ted, the I
Supreme Court held today In a case
brought by the government from the j
state of Washington, against Wesley
A school to train men in the brick
laying trade is maintained by the'
building contractors of St. Paul and
I The best way save money—the best
way to build or buy a home is to carry Build
ing and Loan. LOANS MADE PROMPT
! LY. . . [/ , ■
1 Our 35th Series is NOW OPEN. r
Citizens Building and Loan Association j
(Office in Citizens Bank)'
GREAT BRITAIN TO SEND
NOTE WITHIN 36 HOURS
Expressing Disapproval of the Latest
• German Reparations Proposal.
I London, May 7. (By the Associated
, Press.)—Great Britain will dispatch
a note to Germany within 30 hours,
expressing disapproval of the ’latest
■German reparations proposal and urg
■ Ang Germnoy to present a more prac-
I tical and liberal solution to the proli
j It Is believed Great Britain’s note
made In reply to the recent note from
I Berlin, will have the general support
. of the Italian . government, although
; Italy will probably send a separate
, response to the Wilhelmstrasse.
France and Belgium Again Serve No
Paris, May 7. —France and Belgium
have again served notice on Germnny
that they contend the rc]inrations bill
I shall he paid in full and there shall
be no consideration of any proposal
as long ns passive resistance in the
; Ruhr continues to be the reieh’s
Replying in a joint note to the Ger
man offer of last week, the Ruhr nl
! lies point out that the sum of thirty
billion gold marks represents less than
one-fourth of the total which lioth the
reparations commission and Germnny
recognized ns the amount of her debt.
France and Belgium advance no pro
posals of their own, restricting their
to a categorical rejection of the Ger
MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF GIRL.
Found With Clothing Torn to Shreds
i and Finger Nail Marks on Her
(By the Associated Press.*
j Detroit. Mas 7.—The body of a
pretty 17-yenr old girl lies unidenti
. tied in a morgue here today, and two
| young men who said they found her
unconscious in q vacant lot las! night
j are held. They told police officers
j they knew nothing aliout the young
, woman, hut found her lying in a va
cant lot at Burnett and Gordon Ave
nues. They went to a nearby house
and reported that a woman had faint
ed. A young woman went with them
to where the girl was lying and car
ried her to a nearby house. She died
10 minutes later.
Examination showed her clothing
torn to shreds and finger nail marks
on her neck indicated the possibility
of a struggle.
THE SUPREME (GI RT
HOLDS SPECIAL MEETING
To Hear Arguments in Regard to
Right of National Banks to Estab
(By the Associated Pim.l
Washington,, May 7. —The Supreme
Cvyivt .held a special session todav yit
hear arguments in the. case irivilving
the right of National hanks to estab
lish branches and the enforenbility of
K tilt claws prohibiting such branches;
The case reached the court on an
appeal by the First National Bank of
St. Louis, to have reviewed the de
cision of the Missouri eourts uphold
ing the law of that State prohibiting
Dies From Injury Received When Hit
. (By the Associated Press.*
Belmont, N. C.,. May 7.—Funeral
services were held here yesterday for
Charley Harris, who died Saturday in
a Charlotte Hospital tvs a result of an
injury sustained here Friday when
struck by a pitched ball in a liasehull
game. He felt no ill effects until the
day after the blow was struck.
Uncle Joe Celebrates 87th Birthday.
Danville, 111., May 7 (By the Asso
ciated Press). —“Uncle .loe” Cannon,
who served in Congress through two
generations with a record and display
of personality that has made his name
and black cigar as well known to the
schoolboys as to politicians, today is
celebrating his 87th birthday, and his
homecoming from his final session of
I General Federation of Women’s Clubs.
(By the Aeeuelated Press, *
Atlanta, Ga., May 7.—A meeting of
the board of directors of the General
Federation of Womens Clubs, delegates
of which ore gathered here for the
mid-biennial council, was held today.
I The delegates represent a membership
of aliout 2,000.000 women and are from
jail over the United States.
The formal opening of the Council
will take place tonight.
The King’s Daughters will meet to
night at, 8 o’clock with Mrs.' T. D.
Mnness at her home on South Union
CONCORD, N. C, MONDAY, MAY 7, 1923.
iIA New Location For the
Trinity Reformed Church
Trinity Reformed Church voted .
1 yesterday morning to purchase rue
1 lot on North Church Street cornering
at Reed’s Lane, for the location oi a
new church which the congregauon
will build in the near future. The
Consistory ’is authorized to close the
trade and the Finance Committee is
authorized to provide the means oT
payment. The lot is 109 feet on North
Church Street and 161 feet deep.
Mr. D,- 'S. Lippard offered to give n t
lot on East Depot Street for a parson-
Sunderland Finals For
Year Started Yesterday
Annual Sermon to Graduating Class Delivered in First
Preshyterian Church by Rev. Lindsay Hfcdley.—Op
eretta to Be Given at the School This Evening.
The first service In the annual com
mencement exercises of the Laura
Snnderlnnd Memorial School was held
in the First Presbyterian Church here
yesterday when Rev. Lindsay Hadlev,
of the Presbyterian Churcli of the
United States, preached the baccalau
reate sermon. In addition to the
members of the school and its faculty,
the sjienker was heard by a large and
Mr. Hadley Haer,spent many years in
the foreign flehr and nt present is
sending some time in North Carolina.
He is a siieaker of much ability, and
although a young man. Is already
prominent in his Church.
The necessity of a vision was the
subject Mr. Hadley dealt with and
though his sermon was addressed es
peoially to the members of the grad
uating class of the school, it was pre
pared and delivered in a manner ap
plicable to everyone who heard him.
■ "Where there is no vision the peo
ple perish,” was the- legend that led
Anlone. of the great men who lived in
the loth century, to ills great fame,
the speaker said, pointing out that An
tone saw this legend while .working in
a monastery while a youth. Later, he'
said, Antone, asked what the legend
meant and was told that n “vision is
something in the soul of a man that is
good, fine and desirable.” He asked
where he might get a vision and was
told "at your workbench.”
“And Antone got flint vision," Mr.
Hadley stated. “He saw that it
meant service to his fellipv man. And
th njeans-jnst (har - fto-matter
Where we may lie we can always have
a vision and strive to see it put into
Some people, the speaker declared,
liecome so engrossed in making money
that they lock from their hearts the
joy that comes from a vision. We
may have money, we - may have all
that money will buy, hut we will never
have a full life, a satisfied life until
we get within our souls a vision.
The speaker expressed the lielief j
that lack of vision is the curse of the
world today. "The United States has )
money, nutionnl power and all that!
goes with it, but somehow the people j
in the United States have lost their!
vision. When the i*eaee conference
was cnlled in Paris small nations had
a thrill for they believed the United
States stood to help -the weaker na
tions. But polities or something got
hold of us and we lost our zest for
world aid. I stand for no particular
party hut In the United States we need j
more thought for others; we need to
pay more attention to living things |
and less to material things.” Robert'
Louis Stevenson, Mr. Hudley said, be- 1
lieved that man’s greatest task was to 1
make people happy, not good, for the
latter was up to the individual him-,
self. The Stevenson vision, he said,' 1
is the correct one.
. “Don’t be discouraged when people
about yon seem to fall to appreciate
your talents and efforts,” he advised
the memliers of the graduating class.
“In the end your work will be appre
ciated if you have the proper vision of
service and helpfulness. The men of
the Revolutionary Army at Valley
Forge had enough to make them dis
couraged, but they were not. In the
middle of the camp their leader held
prayer with God each day. He had a
vision of a great country, und he made
his men see that vision also. . That is
what carried them through. Their
privations and sufferings, groat'as they
were, were small when compared with
the founding of n grent nntion.”
Mr. Hadley then told of a letter he
received while In China from a woman
who had been bed ridden for ten
years. “In that letter she did not
mention her illness,” he skid. “In
stead she talked of the beautiful
things she heard and saw from her
sickroom window. She also had a vis
ion of great things among the Chinese
people and she told me she prayed each
day for the work we were doing. Such
a vision makes life sweet and strong.”
Americans, he advised, have a fore
most place in the world because of
their great opportunity, but we will
not do all that we can do until we get
a vision. “We think too much of
America ns America,” he said, “and
not enotigh of America as part of
God’s universe. First, we must let the
opportunity to serve control ourselves.
'Then it will pass on to our Stntes, our
nation and the world.” ',
Vision of service, he also declared,
would wipe out labor disputes. “When,
we have more employes with a vision
of working for the good of their fel
lowmnn rather than for their wnges,
and employers who have a vision of
their plants aiding everyone instead of
themselves, then we will have a set
tlement of all labor disputes. The la
bor profiled) Is not a matter of dollars
and cents. It is a matter of having a
I vision In the soul.” ,
i In conclusion Mr. Hadley again re-
i age. This offer came ias a surprise to
the congregation. It 4s likely that the
offer will be accepted. The congrega
tion also voted to offer the enurch
property on South Church and Means
for sale, appointing Messrs J. O.
Moose. J. H. A. and k. T.
Lippard a commission to receive any
bids for such property. The building
committee will immediately consider
plans cf building aid submit ine
i same to the congregation for ap
’ proval. (
OF THE LOCULI II Cl
Organization of Colonels and 1
and Captains Has Been
The organization of the executive
committee, colonels and captains, have
been completed and will meet at the Y.
M. C. A. at (1:15 Wednesday night to
perfect the organization of workers.
The opening night of the campaign
will he Tuesday, May 15, at 0:15 p. in.
at the Y. M. C. A. It is expected that
a prominent out of town speaker will
deliver the principal address.
A iinvade is lieing arranged for. for
Tuesday afternoon. It will consist of
two bands, the boys rind girls of the
High School, the civic organizations
and other interested groups, also the
campaign organization. They will
carry numerous banners and slogans.
At the conclusion of the parade a
mass meeting will be held on the lawn
of the Y. M. C. A., where an address
will he given by some prominent speak
The outlook for Hie campaign is
most encoiiraginjt- work
has lieen (lone by the Executive Com
mittee in securing initial gifts.
Practically everyone that has been
nsked to take part in the campaign is
accepting the responsibility. The Cit
izens of Concord should he proud of the
i Secretarial Staff and the accomplish
ment of the past year.
If the effort to raise $21,500 witli
which to pay off the present indebted
ness and to provide’ for the running
\ exiiensets for the balance of the pres
' ent yenr is successful it will enable
! the Association to greatly increase its
I Certainly there is nothing of equal
• importance to the conservation of the
character of the young people of the
community. It is just ns certain that
there is no agency better equipped by
experience, training and leadership
than the Y. M. C. A. For 75 years it
has lieen recognized as n character
! Certainly the citizens of Concord
will rally to this great challenge.
! COLLEGE PRESIDENT
t EXPELS 338 STUDENTS
Disciplinary’ Measure in Negro Insti
i tution Starts Students Strike.
Salisbury, May s.—Livingstone Col
lege, well known negro institution of
this city, is having trouble between
the student body and the president.
Nearly two hundred of the three hun
dred students In attendance have been
given their walking papers and are
now allowed to stay on the, grounds
of the college only until they can
make arrangements to go to their
A week ago an infraction of the
rules was followed by a trial of the
offending students liy a court of six
members of the faculty and the stu
dents were recommended for expul
sion. President Suggs modified this
ruling to allow the offending students
to do extra work instead of going
home. The remainder of the students
went on strike for tlieenforeement of
the trial court. Wednesday the pres
ident read the names of 238 students
and announced their suspension, giv
ing tbm 48 hours to leave. Today it
was announced that 51 of the offend
ing students had re registered and the
others were allowed additional time
in which to make arrangements to get
to their homes. The suspended stu
dents include Doth girls and boys.
minded the members of the graduating
class not. to he discouraged if their
tasks fell in unpleasant places, or
where they did not seem to lie appre
ciated. “Just 1(011 ember,” Ire sate!,
“that your work may bring light to
some dark place or happiness to some
lonely life. Christ came not to be
ministered unto hut to minister, and
we should all follow in his footsteps.”
The second exercise of commence
ment will he given this evening in the
auditorium of the school when an op
eretta will be presented by the stu
dents of the school. The entertain
ment this eveniug will begin at eight
Tomorrow evening the final exercis
es will be held when the students’ re
cital will be given. Admission to the
recital and the operetta will be by
card, which (gas included in every in-’
vltatlon Issued for commencement.
IS BEGIRDED IS 1
VERY SERIOUS ONE
Menaces Good Relations Be
tween the United States
and Peking Government.—
Bandits Take Americans.
IS TO BE PURSUED
Nineteen Americans Were
Captured by Chinese Ban
Washington, May 7. (By flip As
sociated 'Press.)' —A situation appar
ently regarded, as seriously menacing
good relations between the United
States and tlie Peking government in
China was described today by Amer
ieau Minister Schurman in the first
official report to reach the State De
partment regarding the capture of
American citizens by bandits near
J file Shantung border.
The American minister is under
stood already to have made formal
representations oil his own responsi
bility, and it is expected he will lie
instructed by the government here to
pursue the most vigtrous course to
secure the release of the prisoners un
The report was prepared by Mr.
Scimrman on the basis of information
furnished him by an American citizen
who was on the spot When the bandits
attacked the tourist train on which
many tourists were riding. It was
indicated flint so far as known none
of those taken prisoner was harmed,
and tlie minister was apparently hope
ful that all would lie released.
The minister’s report was dated
midnight May C, and described tlie
situation as “very serious.”
Should any American lost his life
tlie State Department is prepared to
make vigirous demands on Peking au
thorities for restitution. Not only
will suitable apologies lie required hut
indemnity must be paid, and those re
sponsible must lie punished if good re
lations between the two governments.
"Hre to-continue. ■ -
American Killed by the Bandits.
Shanghai. May 7.—An American
was killed, by the bandits who held up
the Shanghai-Peking express train
near Shantung border and carried off
lot) prisoners early yesterday, accord
ing to a message from Nioheng, but all
of the women captives Including Miss
Lucy Aldrich, sister-in-law of John 1).
Rockefeller, Jr., have been released.
The men still held are said to be in
The message said «tlie bandits had
notified the authorities that all tlie
men among the foreign captives would
lie killed unless the troops are with
Miss McFadden and Miss Coralli
were released With Miss Aldrich, the
report added. Troops were pressing
the bandits on both sides at latest ltd
Nineteen Americans on the Train.
London, May 7.—A Reuter dispatch
from Shanghai says tlie following
Americans were on the train held up
by Chinese bandits near the Canton
liorder: A1 Zimmerman, V. Haimo
vitcb, L. Friedmann, J. A. Henley, L.
Solomon, Mr. and Mrs. Pinger and
two children, J. P. Powell, Major Al
len and Mrs. Allen and child. Miss L.
T. Aldrich, Miss McFadden, Miss
Schronberg, Messrs. F. and E. Elias
and E. Gensburger.
CHINESE BANDITS CARRY
OFF 150 PASSENGERS
Sister-in-Law of John Rockefeller, Jr.,
Was on Tralti; Her Fate is Un
Peking, May 6.-—Bandits killed one
foreigner and carried off 150 pas
senger in iai raid near the Shantung
border on the Tientsin-Pukow rail
way today. iMiss Aldrich, of New
York, sister-in-law of John D. Rocke
feller, Jr., and daughter of former
U. S. Senaffir Nelson W. Aldrich, was
among the passengers, but her fate Is
The foreigner killed a believed to
lie a Russian. The minister of com
munication late 'today telegrapned
General Tesao Kan and the civil
governors of Shantung; asking tnat
troops lie sent to surround the
Tlie express train was northbound
from Soochow when attacked by the
bandits, who disarmed soldiers esti
mated at 1.000 strong and tore up a
stretch of the railroad track, rifty
first-class and 100 second-c'ass pas
sengers were carried off, it was re
ported here. Six foreigners escaped.
Three Hundred Passengers.
London, Mfty 6.—Three hundred
passengers including some Americans
were carried off 'by bandits who early
i today raided an express train from
, Pukod to Tien Sen at Lineheuow
Shantung, a Reuters dispatch from
Peking says. One foreigner was re
ported killed and 23 Chinese and six
’ foreigners were said to have escaped.
King George and Queen Mary Are in
City tlie AonoetaveA Preaa.
Rome, Mar 7.—King George and
Queen Mary, of England, arrived in
Rome at 3 o’clock this afternoon on
a visit to Italy.
Mr. and Mrs. E. V. Correll and chll
! dren, of Iliddenlte, are visiting Mr.
Correll's mother, Mrs. W. O. Correll.
PREDICTS SOUTHERN STATES
WILL LEAD THE COUNTRY
In Humanitarian Treatment ot Pris
oners.—New Era Imminent.
(By tlie .<asocialr(l Press.* \
White Plains, N. Y., May 7.—i're\‘
diction of a new era in which the*
. Southern states would lead the cun
try in humanitarian treatment of
prisoners was made today by Dr.
■ Hastings H. Hart, a members of the
Russel Sage Foundation, and former
President of -the American Prison as
. sociution. in announcing that he might
accept an invitation to investigate me
J prison conditions in North Carolina,
and South Carolina.
Dr. Hart who has investigated
prison conditions in various Southern
states, notably Alabama, Mississippi,
WiJst Virginia, Florida, South Caro
lina and Virginia, declared that in a
I large number of these states they nad
begun sweeping reforms.
“Alabama and South Carolina nave
, done more in the last few years to
' better conditions than any two statss
■ in the Union,” he said.
, The North Carolina state peniten
’ tiary and the jail at Durham, he rrid
are about the average.
The convict lease system, attacked
recently in Florida, he said, was the
• result of the poverty of the Southern
States after the war.
Slaves, Dr. Hart continued, were
treated by their owners like valuable ■
horses, lint the attitude under the eon- j
vict lease system was "if we kill one
convict we can get another.”
The road cage, one of the greatest
evils of lease system. Dr. Hart said,
is fast disappearing. If was 4n this
cage, he added, that convicts spent the
night under conditions closely resemb
ling those of Siberian prison camps.
Conditions in Mississippi were worse
than other states he had investigated,
Dr. Hart said. There, he declared.
1 murderers sentenced to imprisonment
for life, acted as guards and were
armed with high powered rifles. If
one of these murderers killed a fellow
convict who was trying to escape the
murderer was granted a pardon, ac
cording to Dr. Hart,
Dr. Hurt said the new Kilby peni
tentiary at Montgomery. Ala., is in
better condition than Sing Sing prison ,
in New York. I
At Columbia, S. (’., are two prison J
farms, a state industrial school for |
whites and a negro reform school, he
newspaper _ man~am6ng
Robert Srripps Reported to Be Among
Americans Being Held by Bandits.
Peking, May 7. (By the Associated
Press.) —Iloliert Seripps. the Amer
ican newspaper publisher, is reported!
among the captivosjaken by tlm,ttotiv.
bandits operating on Shantung border.
Others included Major Pinger of the
American Army, and his two sons.
Mrs. Pinger escaped.
With Our Advertisers.
The Parkp-Belk do. announces a
special sale of 1,000 suits for men and
young men at prices ranging from
$9.95 to $19.95. They also have straws
and panamas included from $1.50 up
to $4.95. Raid big three column ad.
in this paper.
Tlie 35th series of the Citizens
Building and Loan Association is now
open. Get some shares now.
Protect your crops of wheat, oats,
corn and cotton by purchasing hail
insurance from John K. Patterson &
Last call at old prices on MeYVade
inner tulies. See ad. of Home Edu
■Special liasehull gloves at $1.98 at
Ritchie Hardware Co. Complete line
of sporting goods.
Straws, Leghorn and Panama Hats
in the Intest styles from $2.50 to $5.00
at W. A. Overeash’s.
When you get a hot water bottle
get a good one—Cline’s Pharmacy has
Verification of Powell's Capture Re
(Dr the Associated Press.
Hannibal, Mo., May 7.—Verification
of the capture of John B. Powell, for
mer Missourian, by Chinese bnnkits,
was received today by J. P. Hinton, of
Hannibal, Powell’s father-in-law, in a
cablegram from Mrs. Powell, who is
in Shanghai. The message stated that
Powell had been captured lu Shan
Autopsy on Poppell’s Body to Be Made, i
<Uy tbp ANKOClntcd PreNw.l
Tallahassee, Fla., May 7.—Repre- 1
sentative Fred Davis, of Leon, stated |
today that lie would introduce a eon-1
eurring resolution in the House this j
afternoon looking to an autopsy on |
the liody of Jerry Poppell. star wit- j
ness in the Tabert investigation, who
died suddenly at Quincy Saturday
The hanks of the city will he closed
Thursday, May 10th, Decoration Day.
Knockout Jabs in the Y. M. C. A. Campaign
For a New and Better Building for Concord
A Man is as big as his Impulses.
Who wants to salvage a Boy?
Who will lie to blame if the hoys of
Concord go wrong?
i How much are the hoys of Concord
How would you like to live in a town
if the people were like you?
Invest In the future; you’ll lie there
a long time.
1 When a man’s cash increases faster
1 than his character he is facing moral
Don’t live a financial success, and
' die a moral bankrupt.
. Give moral protection . to; the boys}
IN NORTH CAROLINA
Expert Criminologists Will
Be Employed by the State
Board of Charities and
Puclic Welfare for This.
TO INCLUDE COUNTY
JAILS AND CAMPS
Investigation Result of Sen
sational Charges Made by
E. E. Dudding, President
Prisoners’ Relief Society.
Raleigh, May 7.—The exact pro.
oeedure to lie followed in the investi
gation of Nortli Carolina prison sys
tems. in which improper conditions
I are alleged to-exist, will be determin
jed after Dr. Hastings H. Hart, form
er President of the American Prison
Association, and now of the Russell
Sage Foundation, arrives in the city,
Mrs. Kate Burr Johnson, commis
sioner of public welfare, today an
Decision to employ experts was
reached by the State Board of Char
ities and Public Welfare last week
in Greensboro. The preceding week,
tlie hoard held a eonfereijfce with Gov.
Cameron Morrison, at which it was
decided to investigate not only the
State Prison, Raleigh. Under direct at
tack by Dudding, hut to include its
subsidiary branches and county jails
and camps. Previously the Board of
Directors of tlie State Prison had held
a conference with the governor aiul
■ declined to investigate Dudding’s al-
! legations. The members expressed
a willingness, however, for Mrs.
Johnson, or any other recognized au
thority, to make an examination.
As a direct result of Dndding's
charges and evidence submitted by
other parties, the board of commis
sioners of Guilford county has decided
to investigate conditions in its prison
system. A conference of lioard mem
bers was to lie held in Greensboro to
day to decide upon plans to follow in
conducting the Inquiry. The laiard,
it was„j*jfca.tod, will participate in the
When trie experts employed by the
state arrive in Raleigh, they probably
will start immediately reviewing data
already on tile in the public welfare
department. Tlie records here con
tain what have lieen termed sensa
tional accounts of alleged conditions
in certain camps, cases of flogging re
ceiving a great amount of space. One
official bulletin refers to the “dun
geons" at the State Prison and quotes
the superintendent of the institution,
George Ross l’ou, as lieing in favor
of whipping prisoners rather than con
fining them in the particular Cells.
Mr. Poll has entered several emphat
ic denials of tlie charges brought by
Dudding. He declared lie was will
ing for an investigation of the allega
tions to he conducted. After the de
cision of tlie iKiard of directors not
to consider Dudding’s allegations, «at
which Mr. Pou was present, the super
intendent invited newspaper men to
inspect tlie prison. This was done by
several Raleigh reporters and corre
spondents, but the trip through part
of the prison was strictly unofficial
and no report was authorized, the
newspaper men taking the position
such action would be irregular.
Numerous letters from prisoners
commending the management of the
prison have been made public by Mr.
I Tiie state is expected to advance
funds to conduct the investigation, it
was announced' by officials after the
Greensboro conference, and Mrs. John
son today was expected to confer with
Governor Morrison in this connection.
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