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Exercises at Central and No.
2 Attended by Two Audi
ences That More Than Fill
ed Auditoriums of Schools.
TO THE GRADUATES
Exercises Closed With Two
Plays, Declared by All as
Among the Best Ever Giv
en in Schools Here.
Members of the graduating classes of
Central Grammar School and No 2
School presented their commencement ex
ercises before large audiences Thursday
eveuing. and the programs were, declared
bv those present as interesting as auy
ever presented in the two schools.
At both schools not only, seating but
standing room went at a permitim. The
auditorium could in no way accommo
date all who wished to see the perform
ances and every inch of available space
in tbe two buildings was occupied. At
No. 2 School at least a hundred persons
stood on the outside of the building
when they could not get in the audi
torium and at Central a number of
would-be spectators went home when
they found no standing room in the
The presentation of certificates to the
graduates and the presentation of two
plays were the features of the exercises
at each school. The full list of gradu
ates and marshals of the 'two classes
are carried in another column of this
The certificates were presented at No.
2 by Mr. Clarence Propst, who advised
the graduates that they were just be
ginning now. and he warned each to
keep up the school work that they might
become better aud more useful men and
The certificates at Central were pre
sented by Mr. John M. Oglesby. Mr.
Oglesby declared that his advice to young
neople today is “Stay South. Young
Man," declaring that the Southern
States and particularly North Carolina,
had given civilization much recently, but
that the greatest achievement of North
Carolina is “the opportunity given every
child to get an education.’’
“Keep on. keep on keeping on.” he
told the graduates, “and so long as you
show a desire to get a better education
your pa rents and friends will back you
to tbe limit. The present day school
facilities are the contributions your par
ents and friends have made for you.
What will be your contributions to them?
It is your duty to take advantage of the
opportunities offered, that you may bet
ter serve your ( State.
"North Carolina and America are call
ing upon you to prepare yourself to
make your city. State aud nation great
er. The command is ‘Forward.’ We
are certain that you will execute the
command and add honor and glory to
your town and nation.”
“Let’s Go Traveling,” an operetta,
was presented at Central, and the play.
“Royalty in Old Virginia,” was present
ed at No. 2. Students taking part in
the two plays had been carefully drilled
and they played their parts to nerfee-.
tion. To name the stars would be but
a repetition of the cast of characters.
Work in the two schools was closed
Thursday. The students returned this
morning, but only to receive their pro
motion cards. Work in both schools
has been most satisfactory. Prof. A. S.
Webb, superintendent of the city schools,
stated at the conclusion of the regular
Program for Tonight.
The first of the commencement exer
cises of the High School will be lit l held
this evening at 8 o’clock in the auditor
ium at Central School. When the recita
tion-declamation contest will be held.
Niue students have entered the contest
this year. The full program follows:
The Angels of Buena Vista—Miss Eth
The Way to World Peace —Mr. Fred
The Confessional—Miss Mary Riden
Duet —Misses Margaret Hartsell and
Washington—Mr. Jesse Hamilton.
On the Rappahannock—Miss Pink Wil
A Tar Heel Business Course—Mr. Eu
Piano Solo —Miss Frances Jnrratt.
Satan. The War Dog That Saved a
Town—Miss Grace Ridenhour.
A Career—Mr. W. C. Walker.
A Voice From a Far Country—Miss
Violin' Solo —Miss Louise Morris.
Decision of the Judges.
INSERT 6.. dlthis.
The Recitation Medal is given by Jun
ior Order No. 25. and the Declamation
Medal by Mr. C. B. Wagoner. The med
als will be presented Monday evening, but
the winners will be announced after the
contest this evening.
.The following will be the marshals,
they having been chosen' on their class i
Virginia Ratte, Chief; Luther Wolff,
Ine* Troutman, George Howard. Era
Linker, Ine* Cochran. Annie Gussy Day
vault, Moultrie Alexander, Elizabeth Mac-
Fadyen, Lucy Burrage, Shutter Littles,
Helen Lee, Gludyß Moore, Dorothy Nor
man. Frank Armfield, Baxter Shelton,
Belgium does not accept women as
legal witnesses to-documents.
The Concord Daily Tribune
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MEETING COUNTY BOARD
OF EDVCATION THURSDAY
Budget Fcr Coming Year Considered.—
Pijof. J. B. Robertson Re-elected Sup
erintendent of Schools.
Tile (Vanity Board of Education held
an important meeting Thursday. The
chief items of business were the consid
eration of the budget for the coming
school year and the election <>f the Sup
erintendent of Schools.
Many judicial minded citizens have
thought for some time that in oompnri
too little emphasis was being placed
in what‘are commonly known as the
public schools. Generous provision has
been made for the Higher State Institu
tions. Heeent legislation looks toward
the development of the Elementary and
Higli Schools—tirose schools (hat are,
•losest to the people and upon which We
must depend for ‘general diffusion of
knowledge," and incitement to higher
learning. The system contemplated em
braces both elementary and high school
facilities adequate to care for every boy
and girl in the county. Whereas local
effort directed toward the development of
schools in comparatively small districts
has been encouraged for the past decade
or two land this encouragement has
been productive of worthwhile progress),
vet the concensus of opinion of the lead
ers in public education today i« that
nothing short of a county-wide system is
adequate to meet the needs and growing
demands of our citizenship.
Fuller the system that has been in
eiigrrc. snpte communities have enjoyed
the benefits of a public High School; but
experience proves t bat we can never
hope to bring High School facilities with
in the reach of all the boys nnd girls of
the county under the "local-tax-districi"
plan. Hence the new legislation con
templates a system that wsll bring Ele
mentary and High School facilities with-’
in walking or riding (in transport-,ttidn
buses) distance of every boy or girl in
tiie county. • ,
There was erstwhile complaint of too
much concentration of authority in Ral
eigh with reference to public schools.
Whatever may have been the merits of
that complaint, it is certainly true that
the kind of school system a county de
velops in the future is going to be very
largely determined by the attitude of the
citizens, the taxpayers, of the county
anil the support they give those directly
charged with the duty of establishing,
developing and caring for tlie public
A countywide system will call for
countywide support. It is encouraging
to note that there is a healthy senti
ment prevailing already in many quar
ters. A forward-looking delegation was
before the board. They were represen
tative citizens, nnd they were not seek
ing any narrow or selfish advantage.
They can be depended on to back the
County Commissioners in making a \evy
that will enable the Board of Education
to make a start toward the realization
of,a county system of High Schools. They
will also use their influence to popularize
the idea of a county wide special tax for
schools. In due course of time, with all
pulling together for civic betterment, we
should have in Cabarrus county an ade
quate, efficient system of schools which
will insure every boy aud girl of the
county a chance at High School, as well
at Elementary school advantages.
The Board re-elected Prof. .T. B. Rob
ertson superintendent of Cabarrus coun
ty schools. Prof. Robertson lias served
ill this capacity for six years. He is a
capable school man aud enjoys high rat
ing among the educational forces of tbe
State. He knows t.lie county and the
people. With the more liberal support of
the cause of public education which our
people are showing a williuguess for. the
board and tbe superintendent are san
guine in their expectations of a more ad
equate system of public schools. X.
Birtli Rate Statistics in the Tar Heel
Raleigh. May SO.—Tbe Raleigh
bureau overlooked the fact that Vail
births in North Carolina are not featur
ed by twins in reporting Governor .Mor
rison ns recording a 150.000 addition
to the population by the stork route
yesterday. Tbe annual birth rate in tlii?
state is J 5.000; and the governor told
Senator Royal S. Sopeland. of New
York, that Tar Heelia. with a popn’n
tion of 2,500.060, brings over half us
many babies into the world as does New
York city, with 6,500,000 population,
or nearly three times as many people.
Senator Coiielaud reiiorted the ntmPaer
of births in the metropolis last year as
Clara Phillips Says She Was Kidnapped.
Houston, June 1. —"I did not break
jnil in Los Angeles. I was kidnapped
and I can prove it to the satisfaction
of District Attorney Woolwine.”
Clara Phillips, Los Angeles, alleged
“hammer murderess,” made this state
ment to newspaperment Wednesday
night as the Southern Paeifie’s Sunset
Limited roared its way between Beau
mont and Houston. It was evoked by
a telegram from Mr. Woolwine saying
Mrs. Phillips had by breaking jail fol
lowing- her sentence for the murder of
Mrs. Alberta Meadows, autoinatieally
shut herself off from further appeal.
Snow Falls in Montana.
| Butte, Mont„ May 31. —“Next Win
ter” started in Montana this afternoon,
when a heavy snow blanketed Butte and
the surrounding country, and when cold
rain and snow struck Helena. Great
Falls alos reported cold and rain. Snow
continued to fall' in Butte 'throughout
the afternoon. .
1 Thomas Meighan
Also a Pleasing Comedy
“THE TRAIL OF THE LONE
CONCORD, N: C., FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 1923.
FOR REP. KITCHIN
TO BE HELD TODAY
Funeral Will Be Held in
Scotland Neck, and He
Will Be Buried Near the
Grave of His Father.
MANY MESSAGES OF
President Harding, Former
President Wilson and W.
G. McAdoo Send Message
to Widow of Deceased.
Scotland Neck, June 1 (By the Asso
ciated Press)., —The body of Claude
Kitchin, once leader of (he Democrats in
the House of Representatives, liex in
state at the old home place in quaint lit
tle Scotland Neck, and today as the tfun
lowers lu the west, it will be interred
near that of his father, in the Baptist
Claude Kitchin is dead. Yesterday
and today his record, public in the mak
ing as that of a figure of national in
terest in Congress, Ims been summed up
and printed in newspapers of the coun
try. But as 1 hundreds of friends pass
before the body today they were chief
ly interested in the characteristics close
to the heart of the mail and which
guided him in the upward flight to lead
Coolness in forensic battles was the
chief asset, according to his former sup
porters. His big, round face most al
ways Wreathed in a smile, even when with
withering sarcasm and sharp points of
debate he "slaughtered the enemy.” Re
publicans often remarked that Kitchen
kept smiling as “lie operated on them be
fore the country."
And back of this is a story. During
the days of Kitchin’s career as a strug
gling lawyer he had* a temper not often
under control. One day a trial justice
decided a case adversely to him and the
young attorney created a scene in the
court ront, several lights almost occur
ring before he cheeked himself. He de
clared then he would never get mad
During the period of poor health from
the spring of P. 126 when he suffered a
breakdown os result of| Ills strenuous
duties during the war, kitchen held on
to his smile, his good humor remaining
until he drifted into semi-unconscious
ness at the hospital in Wilson. Death
came early yesterday morning.
Rev. G’lias. Anderson, pastor of the
Baptist Church here, of which the for
mer minority leader was a member for
many years, will conduct the funeral
The Baptist cemetery is near town. 11l
it are the bodies of Mr. Kitehin’s father,
who also once represented this district
in Congress, and other members of the
Many Messages of Sympathy.
Scotland Neck. June I.—" Allow me to
express my heartfelt sympathy to you in
the loss of your distinguished husband."
former President Wilson today tele
graphed Mrs. Claude Kitchin, widow of
the former minority leader 'in the House
of Representatives, who died yesterday.
“1 hope that your recollection of the
valuable service he lias rendered his
country will prove a partial solace to
Although Mr. Wilson and Representa
tive Kitchin differed 011 a number of pub
lic issues, it was understood when the
latter recently left Washington they
both were on friendly terms.
Other telegrams expressing sympathy
continued to be received by the family.
'Please accept my deepest sympathy
in the death of your distinguished hus
band,'' reads one from Win. G. McAdoo.
"He was a man of uncompromising in
tegrity, invincible courage, lofty patriot
ism and brilliant qualities of leadership.
His death is a great loss to his party and
Jas. K. Vardanian, Charlotte Chamber
of Commerce, nnd President Harding
were among those sending telegrams.
“BEBE” HARRIS DROWNS
IN CREEK AT SALISBURY
Got Beyond His Depth While Bathing
With Bunrh of Other Lads 011 a Pic
Salisbury, May 31.—John W. Harris,
11-year-old boy. known to his v playmates
as "Hebe” Harris, was drowned while
on a picnic with the Sacred Heart
Catholic School at the old waterworks
place, on Crane creek, near town, today.
The boy is a son of Mr. and Mrs. 1,. H.
Harris, his father being a railway postal
clerk between Salisbury and Knoxville.
"Bebe'L borrowed a bathing suit from a
little friend after a number of boys had
been ip the water- and later got in water
over his head, while the rest of the party
were not in that immediate neighbor
hood. When the boy was missed a
search was instituted and the creek was
explored where another child had thought
he stepped on the body of- some kind
of an animal. This body proved to bo
that of the Harris boy, who had been
in the water for some time and efforts
to resuscitate him proved futile. The
funeral will be conducted from Sacred
Heart Church Saturday morning at 10
Sixty Day Reprieve for Benson
Raleigh, Jane I.—A reprieve of sixty
days was granted yesterday by Gover
nor Cameron Morrison to Bob Benson.
Iredell County negro, who killed Robert
DUlnnan on September 18, 1921. The
execution es the negro was set for June
6th, but the governor granted the re
prieve in order that he might have an
opportunity to look into tbe case.
BAPTIST YOUNG PEOPLE’S
' UNION OF THE STATE
To Meet in Higlt June itt-21. In
High Point. June ].—Arrangements
are being completed here for the annual
Convention of Baptist young people
unions of the state, which is expected
to bring approximately 1,500 persons in
session June 10-21. inclusive.
Among those on the program are Dr.
.1. J. Hurt. Wilmington, who will de
liver the opening sermon Tuesday night:
Frank H. 'Leavell, Memphis, Teun., so
i retary of student religious activities in
file Southern Baptist .convention ; Judge
W. A. Devin. Oxford? I)r. J. M. Kester.
Richmond, Vtt.. educational secretary of
tiie foreign mission ljoard; D. W. Her
ring, thirty years n missionary in
China; Dr. Charles 1. Greaves, pastor
of the Raleigh tabernacle: Herman T.
Stevens, head of the evangelistic depart
ment of the state.bora I of missions; and
Dr. W. C. Barrett, Eastouia. who will
conduct the closing arvicc.
Horace H. Eason, jpshovillp, wi 1 eon
duet the song services. The main ses
sions will be held in %ie First Methodist
Church, owing to itfj large auditorium
and conferences will (take place in the
other churches. ;
There were 850 registered delegates at
the convention in New Bern last year.
Perr.v Morgan, Raleigh, lias
announced there art- 1,132 Baalist
young people’s union organizations in
North Carolina now, as compared with
870 the previous yea;t§ 111 addition to
to (he work in the field)- Gary G. Pridgen.
New Bern, has done Jnuch active cam
paigning as president! of the organiza
The entertainment here will be on the
Harvard plan. Each 1!. Y. P. U. and
each church in the denomination in the
state without such an organization are
entitled to two delegates. All pastors
are eligible for membership in the body.
LABOR MIGRATION IS
SERIOUS FOR SOUTH
Southern Power Official Sas it is One
Reason Company is Slowing Down
Charlotte, May 31,- —-The present
migration of laborers from tne south to
the middle Atlantic and north central
states makes one of the most serious
situations ever faced by the south. W. S.
Lee, vice-president and chief engineer of
the Southern Power company, fold the
Kiwanis club at a luncheon address
Tile -south, and ivorth
Carolina, already needs immigrants, Mr.
Lea said, as only about 15 per cent of
this state's natural resources have been
developed and the present exodus of
laborers will shortly call a halt to all
building, all growth and expansion of
“And the south wills be doubly hard
hit.” the siteaker continued, "for the
negroes now iuignWwj(fA* the north
will be the first to return and demand
that the south care for them- when in
dustry in other 'fields is halted, which
must be sooner or later.”
Shortage of labor is one of the rea
sons why the Southern Power company
does not expect to launch any new de
velopments when the ones on which it
is now speeding about $1,000,000 a
month have , been Completed. Mr. 1 ,t-c
said. High cost of labor and material
were the chief reasons given recently
when the concern formally announced
that no new projects would get under
way until at least after a new survey
in the fall.
THINK SLACK’S UI1) IS
ONLY “A SI’MMER DREAM”
This Is Opinion of Shipping Board Rel
ative to Offer For Merchant Fleet.
(Hr tbe AMocnnm Ores".f
Washington. June I.—A thorough in
vestigation has convinced the shipping
board. Chairman Lasker announced to
day, that there is no prospect that the
bid of more than a billion dollars made
by John W. Slack, of Silver Creek. N. Y.,
for the board’s merchant fleet would over
be executed if it were accepted.
An inquiry on tiie subject was
conducted by the shipping board in con
junction with other government depart
ments with which Mr. Slack has had
business transactions with the result that
Mr. Lasker said, that the offer had been
definitely classified as a "summer dream."
THE COTTON MARKET
Firs Crop Report Preceded by a Very
(Rr tu«- A.M»clHt»if
New York, June 1. -The first govern
ment cotton crop, report of the season
was preceded by a very quite market
here during today's trading. The mar
ket opened steady at a decline of 9 to
12 points under scattered liquidation for
over the approaching bureeau report, and
showed more or less irregularity during
the first half hour with October fluc
tuating around- 24.45 to 24.57.
Cotton futures opened steady. July
27.00; Oct. 24.55; Dec. 24.05; Jan.
23.71; March 23.61.
Score of Special Trains for Big Spring
Spencer, June I.—Southern Railway
officials are,making detail arrangement
for handling 21 special passenger trains
through Spencer bound for Washington
on account of the Slniners’ meeting in
that city this week. The special move
ment starts June 2 and the 21 solid Pull
man trains, well filled wijtli Shriners,
will pass here in less than 48 hours,
coming from such places ns Detroit,
Kansas City, Waco. Wichita, Austin
and many other large cities of the
West. A number of special engines
have been-placed in readiness for the
movement which is perhaps the largest
of the kind on record.
Wins Kitchen Cabinet.
Mr. L. M. Bnrnhanlt, 61 Kerr Street,
won the Kitchen Cabinet given away h.v
the H. B. Wilkinson Furniture Com
pany. The drawing took place Wednes
day afternoon at 3 o’clock. Had the
lucky number drawn was 5311.
The contest for the cabinet started sev
eral weeks ago, persons making pur
chases In the store receiving tickets,
which entitled them to a chance at the
cabinet, which was given away free.
11 BE RELEASED
BEFORE NEXT WEEK
This is Belief of Major Rob
ert Allen, U. S. A„ Who
Has Just Been Freed by
TO BE RELEASED
Major Allen Greeted by* His
Wife and Mrs. Roland
Pinger, Whose Husband is
Still a Captive.
Tsenstin. June 1 .By the Associated
Press.—-All the- foreign captives now
held by the Sncliow train bandits in their
stronghold will be re-sensed in few
( )a.vs according MajorvUnhcrt A. Allen.
C. R A. in.-.lieut Corps who irrive-f here
last night accompanied by W. Smith, an
Englishman, the two men haying been
released fcv the outlaws Wednesday,
Major Allen was greeted by his wife
•tod Mrs. Roland W. Pinger. The lat
icr s husband. Major Pinger still is held.
Mrs . Linger appeared greatly distressed
at the probable fate of her Irtshnnil, hut
Major Allen reassured her with a state
Incut that ail the captives would he
SALISBURY FIREMEN IN
A’ FIVE-HOUR BATTLE
Have Much Trouble in Getting at 55«.-
| 000 Blaze in the Business Di-tiicl.
I Salisbury. May 31.—Fighting for
nearly five hours ngainst big odds and
with equipment that was not at abl
adequate, Salisbury’s firemen this morn
ing with tiie aid of volunteers .among
the police force and citizens sucressmlly
combatted a fire that started i:t tin
third floor of the Murphy building on
South Main street in the center nr me
During the five-hour fight one mil
lion gallons of water were thrown on
and at the blaze. The firemen ie,t keenly
the lack of an aerial truck but kept eight,
streams of water on the burning lmt'd
ing until it was possible to enter the
third story window after which the
blaze was gotten under control
Tiie estimated damage mostly from
tCfite’t- Is sso;iToo rfnff this I* w- il tvkdn
care of by insurance.
The fire started from an nndertcrmin
ed place in the plant of the Southern
Footwear company on the third floor
and was confined to that floor, but water
soaked the building and stocks of goods
on the ground floor in the stores of Then
Ruerbaum and the Heilig-Deas com
pany. Oestreicher’s store whi-h adjoins
the Murphy block was also damaged by
The estimated damage includes : The
Murphy building $10,000; isouthorn
Footwear company. $15,000; the Gens
evra shop, $8,000; Heilig-Deas, $».-
000; Buerbaum’s, $3,000; Ocstriech
Fireman were handicapped by in
ability for some time to get in fighting
distance of the blaze. The fire Has start
ed a campaign for better apparatus, one
of the things to be secured being an
HIGH KLAN OFFICIALS
MEET IN WASHINGTON
Much Secrecy Surrounds the Meeting as
Its Purposes Have Not Been Ex
(By the Associated Press.)
Washington, June I.—Considerable
secrecy surrounded the gathering here
today of the Imperial Kloncilitim of the
Ku Klux Iv'.au. Imperial Wizard 11.
W. Evans declined to discuss the plans
of the meeting. although he asserted
that high national officers. either were,
here or on route, and that receivership
proceedings against the organization, be
gun yesterday in Atlanta, would have
no effect on the Kloncilium's plans.
Mr. Evans said lie regarded the legal
move in Atlanta as not serious, adding
that those who signed the petition were
not high in Klan circles. He declined
to discuss subjects to he laid before the
Kloncilium but volunteered the state
ment that no action had been projected
to remove headquarters from At’nnta to
With Our Advertisers.
You will find the newest summer styles
at James 11. Farley’s on easy payments.
Everything you want in men’s and wom
en’s stylish suits. You can buy now and
pay later. See big ad. oil page seven.
Read the l’iggly-Wiggly three-column
ad. on page seven today, and you will
find some bargains in groceries.
The Bell & Harris Furniture 00. have
the comfortgiving porch furniture. See
Save part of your profits for the lean
time that must come, is the advice of
the Citizens Bank and Trust Company.
You will find the new Victrola records
for June 1 at the Bell & Harris music de
The Cabarrus Savings Bank will wel
come your account, The thing to do is to
open an account now.
Senator Overman Will Sail on the Le
viathan's First Trip.
Washington. May 31.—Senator Over
man notifies his office here that he will
join the congressional party that will
sail on the Leviathan on her maiden trip
from Boston June 19th.
The senator hopes to arrange to take
Mrs. Overman with him. The senator
will come to Washington for committee
work June 12.
Joseph S. O'Hare, of Winston-Salem,
hits been reinstated as a veteran inspec
tor and appointed on-the Chicago force.
IvLAN’S AFFAIRS AGAIN
CARRIED BEFORE COURT
W. ,J. Coburn. landing Counsel in Re
ceivership Proceedings, Makes State
IBy the Associated Press, t
Atlanta. Ga.. June I.—lndications 19®
the faction in the Knights of the l rsTf
Klux Klan. supimrtiug Col. Wm, J. Sim
mons, founder of the klan, and at the
present holding the title of Emperor, is
backing the litigation launched here yes
terday when the affairs of the organiza
tion again were placed in the hnnds of
Fulton Superior Court came today with
a statement issued by W. J. Coburn, the
leading counsel in the receivership pro
.Mr. Coburn declared the present suit
is intended to "straighten out and cor
rect" the very things alleged by Col.
Simmons in his recent suit against Im
perial Wizard H. IV. Evans, which re
sulted in a compromise.
"Col. Simmons knew of the mismanage
ment aiid of the unsuccessful offer of the
other officials of the Imperial Palace,"
said Mr. ColMirn's statement, "and also
knew of the approaching litigation which
hail bren in evidence ever since the set
tlement of the controversy between Col.
Simmons and H. W. Evans.
"The attack or allegation that Col. Sim
mons' in collusion witli H. W. Evans,
made a settlement whereby lie was to re
ceive $1,060 a illK*ith for life is 1 set out—
not that Col. Simmons in any sense, what
soever was ostensibly in collusion with
,Hr.Jitt'. ifemns^^The attack made upon
Evans in the Colonel’s suit* was to
straighten out and correct, the very things
that the attack in tiie present suit is in
tended to strike.
“In asking the court to set aside this
settlement we alleged that Col. Simmons
was party to the collision which is true,
but the Colonel was the innocent party,
the settlement having been put over in a
way which morally does not aiceet the
Colonel in any sense."
COTTON STANDARDS ACT
IS BEING CRITICISED
AH Foreign Cotton Sales Must Be Based
oil American Standards.
(By til* Associated Press.)
Washington, June I.—Signs of re
sentment on the part of tin* British cot
ton trade have appeared over the new
United States cotton standards act,
which becomes effective August 1. requir
ing interstate and foreign cotton sales
and shipments to be based on American
official standards. In some foreign
trade quarters the act has been termed
as an effort to force the entire world
to accept the United States’ standards.
WHEAT PRICES DROP
Wheat For July Delivery Dropped Four
Cents a Bushel Below Yesterday’s
( By tiie Associated Presa.)
June J,—\Jfbeat,. % ,Jj*ly
delivery dropped 4 cents Ti bushel below
yesterday’s close in trading here this
morning. The sharp break sent July
down to $1.12 3-4. Declines in Liverpool
and Chicago, Hat foreign demand, favor
able weather, and the bearish government
crop rejMirt were factors in the reaction.
Boy Hangs Himself to Tease His
New York. May 31. —Francis *)a:i
gieri, 11 years old. accidentally killed
himself while playing dead, so his little
dog Brownie would whine in sorrow, the
Francis’ body, with two neckties
drawn in a slip-noose about the neck,
was found hanging from a door knot) jn
their Brooklyn home last night by his
six year old sister, Eleanor, when she
returned with Mrs. Dangieri from the
movies. Brownie was nuzzling his dead
master and whinning.
The police at first thought Francis
had been murdered, an open window
leading to a fire escape lending credence
to the theory. Later it was decided the
boy had slipped his head through the
noose to tease the dog and had strangled
before he could release himself.
Gov. Smith to Act Soon.
Albany, X. Y., June 1 (By the Asso
ciated Press.)—Governor Smith’s deci
sion on the bill for the repeal of the
Mullen-Gage state prohibition enforce
ment statute probably will be known be
fore tomorrow at noon. The governor
said he baited all bills now before him
would be disposed of today or before
tomorrow noon at least.
Soviets Seize Japanese Vessel.
Tokio, June 1 (By the Associated
Press).—Russian authorities of the so
viet administration in Siberia have seiz
ed Jainane.se fishing vessels and impris
oned the crew of 72 for operating with
in the 7 mile limit.
Heretofore fishermen had not' been mo
lested unless they were within three
miles of the shore.
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ALLEGE MEN TRIED
BOY Oil WEDNESDAY
Louis McNeil, of California,
and John D. Merritt, of
South Carolina, Are Be
MEN CLAIM THEY
HAD BEEN “HIRED”
Child is Son of Charles R.
Thomas, Jr., and Grandson
of Former Representative
C. R. Thomas.
(By the Associated Press.>
Beaufort, X. ('.. June I.—l.ouis Me-
Xeill, of California, formerly of Green
ville, S. C„ and .John I). Merritt, of
Chick' Springs. >S~ C.', ate in the Beau
fort County jail on changes growing out
of the alleged attempt to kidnap Frank
Thomas, son of ('has. It. Thomas, Jr.,
and grandson of former Congressman
Thomas, of New Bern, here Wednesday
The warrant against MeXeill contains
six charges including kidnapping, carry
ing a concealed weapon, driving an au
tomobile without license, assault witli in
tent to kill, ami inviting to riot. Mer
ritt is charged with conspiracy.
Merritt was given a preliminary hear
ing yesterday afternoon and was bound
over to Beaufort County criminal court
MeXeill asked for continuance in or
der to secure counsel and the date of hid
hearing was fixed for June f)th. Both
men are in jail.in default of .$5,000 bonds
Merritt told the police he came to
Beaufort with MeXeill but. declared he
did not know an attempt at kidnapping
was to be made. MeXeill has made no
statement regarding the affair, according
to the police.
Frank Thomas is a son of Charles H.
Thomas. Jr., of Chicago. Tlio child's
mother is dead. Mrs. M. K. MeXeill. of
Greenville, S. C., paternal grandmother
of Frank, and his fen year old brother,
Charles, made an attempt last year
through the court to get possesion of the
children. The court decided against her
and the boys were placed in the custody
M*s. GftfEfPy. oteJMftifoH. .1 great
Condition of Cotton on May 25tli Was
71 Per Cent of Normal. Report States.
tßy the AesoeTnteil Press.-
Washington, June I.—The condition of
the cotton crop on May 25th was 71 per
cent. *f a normal, compared with 6!U>
per cent, a year ago. (Hi. per cent, in
l!)2t and 73.11, the average May 25th
condition for the last ten years, the De
partment of Agriculture announced to
day in its first eotton report of the sea
The condition on May 25th by states
included : Virginia 711 per cent.: North
Carolina 7 per cent.; South Carolina
04 per cent.
Catawba College Trustees Decide on
Newton. May 31.—The trustees of
Catawba college will have a meeting
Tuesday to decide whether the college
will remaiu in Newton or be moved to
Salisbury. The question of making a
larger college with larger financial re
sources and a higher grade of work was
definitely settled by the general synod
The people of Newton and Catawba
county, who have stood loyally behind
the college during its lean and strug
gling years, will feel a keen cltsappomt
i meat if it is taken away, now that
ample funds have been provided to put
it on a safe footing and enlarge its
equipment and broaden its field.
its property here is very valuable, in
the prettiest part of the city lud the
grounds are not surpassed in beauty
and adaptability for college buil lings in
any towns in this part of North Caro
lina, it is declared.
That her husband objected to hey
stockings was the reason given by Mrs.
Ituth La Rosa, young Indianapolis
woman, for attempting suicide.