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New and Drastic Seizure
Orders Have Beenlssued
Orders Have Been Issued
From Washington Follow
ing Arrival of British Ves
sels With Liquor on Board
HAS BEEN SEIZED
Raid Was Stopjped Few Min
utes, But Later Was Ful
Other Ships With Whisky.:
New York, June 23 (By th« Asso- ,
oiated Press). —Uncle Sam After starting '
to seize Johnnie Bulb* liquor on the
Baltic today..halted, scratched his head. .
and'later rexunted his raid on the ship’s
lockers stocked with liquors under the
British government seals intended for
use ontlie homeward trip.
Secretary Mellon, who promulgated the ,
<jry ruling which the Baltic, Berengaria ,
and Paris have deliied, joined officials at
Washington in professing ignorance of
tlie reasons for the pause, and officials at
. the customs houc in conference could ,
not be reached. At the White Star offi- ,
ces it was stated no injunction proceed- j
ings had been instituted. ,
Collector Biting finally explained the
inixup by saying the Seizure of the Bnl- ,
■ ti’s liquor had been temporarily halted
because it was discovered that Dr. E. i
K. Sprague, local chief of the United
States Public Health Service had not ;
certified the amount of liquor to be left ,
for medical use. As sooh as t+ie cer
tificate was issued. Blffug ordered the
seizure to proceed.
Now York, .funs 23.)—The Baltic’s
case was surrounded witr further mys
tery at 11 :30 a. tn. when Philip Biting,
collector of the post, coming out of con- ,
ference with the ship officials at the cus
toms bouse, declared the seizure in full :
progress that the status of the Baltic had ,
not been definitely settled, and probably !
would not be until tomorrow.
Meanwhile from uptown eamt> an- ,
nouncement by surveyor of the port
Whittle, that there had'been no prolong- ,
ed interruption of the Baltic’s seizure. ;
and the the Berengariu’s liquor would be
taken uezt. '
Removal of the seized liquor from the
Baltic began shortly before 2 o’clock.
Authorities induced . longshoremen to
lift it with a crane from the hold and
it was loaded on trucks bound for n
Qnl.v a few dozen cases had been taken
off, however, when the removal was
stripped on telephonic instructions from
Dr. Sprague. Customs and prohibition
authorities, np iu the air over the lat
est turn in events, said they were await
ing Dr. Sprague's arrival before they
did anything else.
Getting the liquor off the steamship
was somewhat of a problem. Chief Offi
cer Williams, of the Baltic, said they
could not look to the crew for aid. and
could not use the ship's cranes to land
the spirits. There are a half dozen nar
row stairways ami crooked corridors be
tween the liquor nnd land.
The liquor was indentured and a guard
placed over it, but none had been remov
ed lit noon, and Captain Roberts, declar
ing it would take the force 48 hours to
get it off unaided, predicted it would be
left aboard. He said the formal seizure
was enough to provide a test case.
The temporary halt iu 'proceedure, it
was disclosed, resulted in -the discovery
that Dr. E. K. Sprague, local chief of
the United States Public Health Service,
had not yet certified the quantity to be
left for medical purposes.
Jubilation was displayed upon the Ma
jestic upon which Secretary Mellon sails
tmlajt, when word that the Baltic seiz
ure had been halted, reached he pier
where the Baltic had tied np. Gloom fol
lowed .when it was learned the seizure
Was bring carried out.
The Majestie carries on her homeward
trip only 70 bottles of brandy for medic
New Instructions Issued.
Washington, June 23. —New and dfas
tis instructions, designed, it was said,
to hasten seisure of beverage liquors
aboard the incoming foreign lineTß,
were sent today by assistant Sereetayy
Moss, of the Treasury, to custous and
prohibition officers in New York.
The new orders were made necessary,
it was officially stated, by the action of
Dr. B. K. Sprauge, public 'health officer
in New York, in granting a request to
the .medical officers of the British liner,
Berengaria to retain his entire BUpply of
liquor as “medicinal.”
The permit granted by Dr. Sprague in
the ease, of the Berengaria has been or
dered by the acting surgeon
general who received his order from asr.
sistant Secretary Moss. Moss then
wired prohibition and customs officials
that no such ‘.‘unreasonable” grant of
liquors could be allowed by tbe Treas
Baldwin Denies Rumor. %
London. June 23 (By tbe Associated
PUP*) .—An official statement issued this I
afternoon read :
“There is no foundation whatever for
certain remarks attributed to Mr. Bald
win (the Priine Minister)' in the press
to the effect: ‘Now that the Irish ques
tion and the debt are out of tbe way,
prohibition seems to be the only thing
likely to disturb Anglo-American friend
ship’.” '7 "
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Has Sued Southern Railway.
Ittr the Frew.,
Asheville, N. C., June 23. —A. 8.
Storrs, administrator of the estate of
Mrs. Lilian‘Storrs. has entered suit hero
for $75,000 damages against the South
ern Railway Company aetie result of the
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The Concord Daily Tribune
C. A. WEBB HEADS THE
J. B. Sherrill. Conecrd. Declined Re
election.—Press Agent Discussed
Browing Rock. June 22.—The 51st
annual convention of North Carolina
Press Association adjourned today after
a three-day session at Mayview Manor,
Blowiag Rock. Over his protest John
B. Sherrill was re-elected president of
the association, hut immediately re
signed and C. A. Webb, publisher of the
Asheville Citizen, was elected in his
stead. Other offices are: Firse vice
president. A./ C. Honeycutt, of Albe
| marie; second vice president H. Galt
I Braxton, of Kinston; third vice presi
dent, airs. T. J. Lassiter, of Smithfi-ld;
i the office of secretary and treasurer hav
ing been consolidated. Miss Beatrice
Cobb, secretary, was re-elected, and is
to fill both offices; historian, M. L. Ship
man. of Raleigh, orator, J. L. Horne, of
Rocky Mount; poet. J. P. Rawley, of
High Point; members of the exceptive
committee, C. A. Webb, Miss -Beatrice
Cobb. Stanford Martin. Fred H. May,
R. E. Price. J. F. Hurley and H. B.
One of the biggest discussions of to
day’s program was that of the inter-city
spirit by Stanford Martin, of Winston-
Salem. Mr. Martin read extracts from
a number of letters received 'from promi
nent business men in the state. One
of these men wrote, “Let ns stop boost
ing or own communities nnd cities and
boost the state ns a whole.” In doing |
this we will overcome the rivalry that |
now exists between the different cities
and communities. They were all of the
opinion, however, that th«k system ,rt>f
good roads now being built in the state
was bringing the cities and communi
ties olospr together, and that now it is
up to the newspa'pers to work on a
broad basis so as not to define too
closely the boundary lines existing be
tween them. “We Are just like a big
family.” another one said, “with the
different towns and cities represented tis
brothers, big and little. One eity\will
bp a great commercial center, while an
other an industrial center or manufac
turing center: on the coast we will have
our big shipping center with traffic into
nil parts of the world and so its goes
that we are all striding to a big end.
Our work is along different lines and
there really should be no rivary between
Advertising problems blade up the dis
cussions of shop this morning. Quacks
antf~ ptes* agents came in for their an
nual drubbing with J. P. Rawley as
the chief drnbber. , The discussion of
Advertising agencies by H. Galt Braxton
brought an end to the shop talk for
The Savory loving cup was awarded
the Pilot at Vass, ns the best weekly
newspaper in the state. Stacey Brewer
is editor and publisher of the Pilot. He
wgs presented the cup by the new presi
dent. A moving picture of the< presenta
tion was made. This is to be used in
current news pictures throughout,, the
Brief sketches of tributes to two of
the association’s members who have
passed away Binee the last annual meet
ing were submitted and read. A. B.
Joyner, of tbe Greensboro Daily News,
read a sketch on the late G. S. Brad
shaw; Josephus Daniels, who was to
have read a sketch on Dr. T. N. Ivey,
who died a few weeks ago, could not
attend the meeting, i His paper, how
ever, was sent in to be spread upon the
A very pleasant incident of the morn
ing session was the visit nf Mrs. Moses
H. Cone. Mrs. Cone said she wanted
to know the newspaper men and women
of North Carolina and passed among
them shaking hands.
All of' the afternoon was spent in
sightseeing. Places of interest about
the village were visited. This was the
first opportunity visiting newspapermen
had had for getting out into the Blow
ing \Koek community. The rock itself
has not ceased to be a wonder.
The address of Walter H. Savory, of
New York, was saved until last night's
banquet. This banyuet was otie of the
nmny courtesies extended the associa
tion by. tbe management of Mayview
About 50 or 60 nTe staying over foF
the trip to Linviile tomorrow.
At the dinner last night the Asso
ciated Press club decided to hoM its
October meeting in Greensboro.
Strawberries On lee Ferment and Ex
/ ; pi ode. But Not One Injured.
Danville, Va., June 22.—J. T. -Clift,
express messenger on the Danville and
Western Railway, arrived in Danville
Wednesday presenting ah unusual ap
At Martinsville a barrel of refrigerat
ed strawberries was placed in the ex
press car. The heat of the car to
gether with the fact that the strawber
ries in fermenting bad generated pres
sure. resulted in the barrel exploding
and Clift, who was dad in a white glut,
was caught avalanche of disinte
grated strawberries. The barrel ex
ploded with a noise like a gun but
caused no physical harm. The express
car and most of the packages in it were
literally drenched with fruit.
Bankers to Tour Europe.
New York, June 23.—Among the pas
sengers sailing on the steamship Majestic
today were many bankers representing
financjal institutions iu all sections of the
United States. The bankers plan to
make a seven weeks’ tour of Europe.
They will visit Great Britain, France,
, Italy, Switzerland, Holland, and Belgium,
making exhaustive investigations to en
> able accurate advice to business inter
- eats iu all parts of the United States
> concerning needs and conditions in Ea
• rope, v A feature of the program will be
v a dinner ip Parts at which the bankers
b will have Ambassador Myron T. Herrick
i rand high officials of France all their
CONCORD, N, C„ SATUOTAY, JUNE 23, 1923.
ELECTS NEW OFFICERS
James A. Chapman New President and
Marshall Wiling New Vice President.
(By the Associated Pmzl f
Asheville, June 23.—The 15th annual
meeting of the Soutb<4rn Textile Axku
eiaticn adjourned today after the elec
tion of officers to serve during the ensil
James A.jChapman, Jr., of Inman, S.
C„ was eleeted President, succeeding
John W. Clarke, of West Durham. Mar
shall Dilling, of Gastonia, N. C., was I
chosen as Vice President; O. D. Grimes,
of Milstead, Oa., chairman Os the board
of governors: A, B. Carter, Gastonia, sec
retary ; and T. A. Moses, of Greenville.
S. ft., treasq/er.
/The convention also eleeted four mem
bers of The board of Governors as fol- ’
lows: W. H. Gibson. Union, S. (\, J. R.
Jennings, West Point, Ga.; T. B. Stev
enson, Oarnleen, N. Ch and 1,. L. Brown*
Clifton. S. C. They were elected to the
places of John F. Ixmg, Douglasville, tin.,
Frank J. Clark, Anderson, S. C., 8, I).
Bennett, Albemarle, N. 0.. and C. S. Ta
tum, Denhmn,'Texas, whose terms have
TO SUPREME COURT
Supporting Application for Rehearing in 1
North Carolina Par Clearance Case j
by Reserve Bank.
(By the Associated Press.)
Washington. June 23.—1 n support of
its application for n rehearing in the '
North Carolina par collection bank check
cases, the Federal Reserve Bank of !
Richmond, Va., today filed in the Su- :
preme Court a petition in which it de
clared “that the conclusions of the court |
would have been modified substantially
I had it taken into consideration certain '
aspects of this case which do not seem to
have been considered in rendering the 1
The’ petition further asserted that 1
“there are certain statements made in
the opinion, the effect of whieli is not ,
clear to the respondent (the Federal Re
serve Rank of Richmond) and regarding
which the respondent feels that it is en
titled to be enlightened iu order that it 1
may fully be epnversant with its rights 1
in the premises.” ( j
PRIZE WINNING FAMILY
CLAIMED BY WASHINGTON ;
Every Child in Family Won Prize at
Commencement. One of Them a Na- i
Washington, June 22.—Washington 1
has the distinction of having a family
every child of which won a prize at the 1
recent commencement, and one of these
prizes was a national one. Mr. nnd 1
JJts. R. F. Butler, of 514 East Main '
Street.. ate the father and mother -at
this (rio of prize winners. Laura. 10
years old and in the fiftli grade, won •
second state prize, a silver medal nnd 1
a check for $lO given by the National
Automobile Chamber of Commerce for 1
essays on safety. Laura’s composition :
was entitled, “My Part in Keeping the
Highway Safe.” John F. Butler. 12 ‘
years old ami in the eighth grade, won
$5 given by the ioenl Woman's Chris
tian Temperance union for the best es
say by pupils in the elementary through
the eighth grades on “The Best Use of
the 24 Hourse in a Day.” Mildred But
ler . who gradauated from high school '
won the John H. Small history prize
medal with her essay, “The Kugler Gift
Rnd Its Significance,” her paper being on
the use of tbe play ground recently pre
sented to tbe city by Mi. and Mrs. Frank
Chinese and fat men
HOLD LEAD IN HONESTY
Turks and Russians, as Races, Have No
. \ Standing at AIL
Chicago. June 21.—Honesty has not
yet been shattered as a policy. The aver
age man is honest, though profiteering
and crime is unusually prevalent. Dr.
William B. Forbush, head of a national
surety compnny and president of the
National Honesty bureau, told about it
today' in a public address.
“Only 1 per cent, of $7,006,000 in
surety bonds has been defaulted,’ he
“The Chinese race is the most honest
in the world, with the Scandinavian
second and the Saxon third, while tbe
Turks and the Rnssinns have no stand
ing, measured by the ordinary business
“Fat men are more honest than lean;
married men are more honest than sin
gle; old men more honest than young
men, and women more honest than men.
despite the fact that 00 per cent, of
shoplifters are women. Women seldom
enfbezzle —they take little thiijgs.”
ATLANTA WANTS NET
Chamber of Commerce Extends Invita
tion on Behalf on Georgia Capital.
(Hr the Aeeeeteie*
Washington. June 23.—Resolutions
adopted by the Chamber of Commerce,
forwarded here and announced today by
Senator Harris, of Georgia, provided
that an invitation be extended to hold
the 1024 Democratic National Conven
tion in the Georgia capital.
C. J. Haden, manager of the 1020
Democratic campaign in Georgia, has
been appointed chairman of the eommit
t tee, to urge acceptance of the invitation.
MOUNT ETNA IS VERY
ERRATIC AT PRESENT
Eruptions Alternating Between Periods
of Increase and Decrease iq Violence.
Rome, .Tune 28 TBy the' Associated
’ Presale—Eruption of Mount Etna has
'■ entered an erratic stage with alternat
-1 ing periods of increase and decrease in
1 its activity. The flow of lava toward
> LlngUßg Lossa is continuing but has
i slowed down to so great a degree that
’ at the present rate it would be weeks
’ before the town proper is reached.
i,■ , _ •
Want to Resume Negotiations.
! Tokio, June 23 (By the Aasociatml
s Press).—Officiul conversations looking to
It a remimption of commercial relations be
• tween Japan and Russia will open in
Ttikio June 28th, it was announced today.
HAS BROi SPEED
Chairman Lask<er Telis 'Presi- ;
dent Hardintt That Vessel
Made 28 Knts an Horn
For Six Houfi.
MADE NEW RECORD
FOR 25 HOURS’ RUN
Distance Covqpd 11 Miles
Further Than*Fastest Rec
ord Made hy Merchant !
Marine Ship**. j j
(By tbe Associated Prem.
New Y’ork. June 20. r-A wireless mes- j
sage from Albert D.' Lasker, former
chairman of the shipping board, to
President Harding''anijOuneing' that the
Leviathan had brokepW world's rcefird*
for sustained speed wbs forwarded to '
tlie President today. ,i
Iu addition to making 28.04 knots in '
one hour, the Leviafran sustained 28
knots for 6 hours, s®e message said.
During a 23-hour period she covered 68
nautical miles, the average speed being *
27.48 knots. The distance run was
declared to be 11 rate’s further than *
the fastest record ittfAe by a merchant
marine ship. JQfc
RAILROAD MATTERS '
SUBJECT OF ADDRESS ,
Delivered in Kansas City Friday by j
Kansas City, Mffi. Jljne .22- —Consoli-
dation of the railroads us the country !
into a small niiniber* pf systems is a
rational, justifiable step, full iff promise !
towards, solution of the transportation
problem. President Harding declared
here tonight in the -seeShd address of his i
“If the system constffidations will not
afford the solution,” liel said, “then our
failure will enforce costlier expert- i
metat and the one' gsAt commitment
which I hope the Unite! 'States will for
ever escape.” -?
The executive expgHßd the belief that
this one great eom^Bnit —government
wliipli would destgjjfMHtaflv.er’infect us
with political corruption; create regional
jealousies aud impose incalculable cost
on the public treasury."
Discussing relations between tlie car
riers and tlipiC employes qs a vital fac
tor in the transportation situation, the'
President announced that he favored |
eontinnance of the railroad labor board i
“under such modifications as seem most :
likely to make the plau successful." j
He said he was not convinced that the
test of this plan had been “a complete
and entirely fair one.” but added that
“there is little to hope for until all
eoqeerned are ready to comply promptly
with the board's decisions.”
“I am frank to say.” lie continued,
“I do not hope for compliance on the
part of employes so long as decisions
are ignored by the managers.”
No Weather. Relief is Promised South.
Chicago, June 22.—Central United
States mopped ijs brow again today as
abnormally high temperatures con
tinued. although reports showed a drop |
in high temperatures in the east and a ;
rise from low temperatures in the j
The great lakes district nnd most of
the upper plain states, which have been
suffering from the heat wave since
Monday, were gßen no cheering news
from weather observers’ forecasts for
tomorrow indicating continued fail* and
The Atlantic coast, Washington. 1
Philadelphia nnd other eastern cities; '
which felt the effects of some of the
highest temperatures of the year yester
day, today found relief in a moderation
of several degrees.
Southern states are promised a con
tinuation of present weather, which Ims
not been abnormally high.
President in Kansas.
Hutchinson, Kans., June 23 (By the
Associated Press). —President Harding’s
party arrived in Hutchinson at 9:50 a.
m. today for a day’s stop in the heart
of the Kansas wheat belt, and a sched
uled address this afternoon on agricul
Anglo-American Treaty Renewed.
Washington, June 23.—A convention
extending for five years the Anglo-Amer
ican arbitration treaty of 1908 was sign
ed here today by Secretary Hughes and
Sir Auckland Geddes, the British Ambas
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THE COTTON MARKET
Shewed Firmness During Early Trading.
—Opening Advance of 7 to 11 Points.
I fly that \BAoclttPl! **Tmb. »
New York. June 23.—The cotton mar
set showed renewed firmness during to
lay's early trading. Apprehensions that
the approaching government report would
point to a Itnt crop of less than 11,000,-
(K)0 bales were evidently increased by the
publication of unotber private set of con
dition figures. This was issued by a
southwestern authority who placed the
'•ohdition of the crop at 69.7, the in
•rease in acreage at 7.21 per -cent., and
the indicated yield at 10,850,000 bales.
Early weather advices were favorable,
but tlie influence of these private crop
figures was reflected by an opening ad
vance of 7to 11 (mints in the market,
mil prices soon showed net gains' of 17
to 34 points.
Cotton ntures opened firm : July 27.72;
October 25.13; December 24.70; January
2435; March 24.29. x
Cotton futures closed firm : July 27.98;
October 25.40; December 24.90: January
24.51; March. 24.42.
LOWELL YARN CO. SUES
J. R. ROSS, CHARLOTTE
Suit Is Answer of Company to Suit. Fil
ed Recently hy Ross and Others.
.. (By the AMoclsted Pleas.
Charlotte. June 23.—Charging "abuse
of the processes" of the state court to lb
jure the good name and impair the finan
cial standing and credit of the plaintiff,
the Lowell Yarn Co., of Philadelphia, en
tered snit here yesterday against;Jos. R.
Ross, of Charlotte, a stockholder of the
concern, for SIOO,OOO.
The suit is a sequel to nu action be
gun in March by the defendant, and Geo.
E. Wilson, Jr., of Charlotte, against the
yarn company for $792,000, alleging the
yarn company had failed to make proper
accounting for yarns sold. The yarn
compifny in the suit filed yesterday, al
leges that the Iloss-W|ison suit is not a
bona fide action, nnd that its intent was
to injure the company.
The Lowell Yarn Company is the sell
ing agent in /Philadelphia of the Ixiwell
Cotton Mill, in Gaston County, and oth
er North Carolina cotton mills, and Mr.
Ross is a stockholder iu tlie Lowell cot
TEXAS KLANSMEN ARE
HOLDING TO MONEY
Will Not Send Any More to the Klan
I Office in Atlanta Until the Troubles
There Are Settled.
(By the Associated Press.)
San Antonio. June 23.—San Antonio
Ku Klux Klan and scores of other local
Klati organizations jn Texas have adopt
ed resolutions breaking with the Atlanta
headquarters of the KTan and deriding'
to withhold all moneys, reports and oth
er information from the Atlanta office
until some order is brought out of tlie
chaos into which the national organiza
tion has been thrown by reason of tlie
’ contest for the control of the Klan.
Third Annual Peach Show to Be Held
in Hamlet In Jnly.
i Hamlet, .Tune 22.—The latter part of
July there will be staged at Hamlet the
third annual Carolina sandhills peach
show. Co-operating with all the growers
in the Carolina fruit hills, both North
nnd South Carolina, the towns* too.
lending their whole-hearted assistance,
plus the strong arm of the Sandhill Frut
Growers association assures the great
est show of its kind ever put on. A
mammoth display building is being
rushed to completion that will be ideal
for display purposes. The director of the
i show this year is LnCoste Evans, of
Oheraw, S. C., who will be assisted by
jL. E. Blanchard, secretary chamber of
! commerce of Hamlet.
i Canada Won’t Stop Exports of Liquor.
'Washington, June 22.—The Canadian
government has informed the Stage de
partment. through a note from the Brit
ish ambassador here, of its inability to
adopt the suggestion put forward by the
.department, last March that clearance
papers be declined to vessels with car
goes of liquor destined to ports in the
1 United States unless a permit authoriz
* ing its importation was presented. The
Canndia government said it had care
fully investigated the matter and had
ascertained that the provisions of the
law were being properly observed; that
export of liquor from Canada was not
prohibited and there existed no laws
warranting refusal of clearance papers
to vessels carrying liquor destined for
a foreign port, simply because its entry,
without special permits, is prohibited.
Will Head Rotary.
St. Louis, Juno ( 22. —Guy Gun
daker, of Philadelphia, was the only
candidate nominated for the presidency
of Rotary International at this utter
noon’s session of the organization’s con
vention here. It was stated that as Gun
daker has no opponents for Jhe office,
his election is assured. Rufus Chapman,
of Chicago, was nominated for treasurer
and it was announced the seeretary
will be chosen by the board of directors
at its first meeting.
- When You Save
r you shaufd get two things for it—
KIWANIANS HOLD MEETING
Fine Musical Program by Miss Dorothy
Wolff.—Address By Rev. L. A, Thom
as.—Other Matters Discussed.
Music by Miss Dorothy Wolff, of thir'
city, and an address by Rev. L. A. Thorn-,
ns, were the features of the program at
tlie Kiwanis Club of Concord at its reg
ular meeting on Friday evening at the
Y. C. A.
The next meeting of the club will be
at the usual time next Friday evening,
but will be held at the Kindley Mill, near
Mount Pleasant. All Kiwanians and
their wives and friends will enjoy a reg
ular picnic at this time, and there will
be no business transacted. Team No. 3
will have charge of the program on the
fallowing Friday. July 6th.
The attention of the members was call
ed to the meeting of the Lions Club in
Albemarle on Thursday evening of this
week, at which time all persons who can
do so are urged to go to Albemarle and
uttend the meeting, at which the road
situation will be thoroughly discussed. It
is hoped that at this meeting an agree
ment can be reached with the Albemarle
people to join with Cabarrus County in
the ma'ttei; of getting the Coneord-Albe
mnrle highway made a hard surfaced
Prof. Buxton Robertson, captain of
Team No. 2, was in charge of the enter
tainment program, and introduced Miss
Wolff, who delighted her audience with,
several piano and vocal srieefioifc. Miss
Wolff, a daughter of Prof, and Mrs. S. A.
Wolff, of this city, has just graduated in
music, besides finishing her regular A.
B. ’course in College. She was heard
with much pleasure by the Kiwanians.
Rev. L. A. Thomas, pastor of St.
James Lutheran Church, made a helpful
talk oil the bigness of little things, out- '
lining and calling attention to some of
the little things that have such a big ef
fect oil the community, such as integ
rity, friendliness, hard work and ideal
Integrity and good old fashioned re
liability is the basis of a man’s or com
munity's worth, said Mr. Thomas. No
matter how much wealth or intelligence
or other assets one may have, if he can
not be depended upon he is worth but
little to the community.
Hard work is something without which
no progress can be made in any commun
ity. In any community the real pro
gressive accomplishimvits are always
achieved by a comparatively few leading
persons, aud there is no real reason why
almost anyone who is willing to get down
to real hard work on any proposition
should not be able to put it across.
All of these without an idealism would
be useless, continued the speaker. Ideal
ism gives one the courage tfb begin
something new and to push it to a suc
cessful eonclusiou. Idealism also lifts
one out of the commonplace things oi
•This worbl. and frit* limr
things that endure.
The silent boost was given by Dr .lul
us Shauers. The attendance prize, giv
en by Team 2, was drawn by Rev. Mr. 1
1,013,240 FREIGHT CARS
LOADED WEEK OF JUNE 0
Second Time This Year Million Mark
is Passed; No Car Shortage.
Washington. D. C., June 22.—A total
of 1.013.249 cars were loaded with rev
enue freight during the week ended June
9. according to the American Railway
Association, which announced tonight
that, while the loadings were within one
half of 1 per cent, of the record week
ia history, ear shortage had virtually
disappeared for all classes of equip
It was the second time this year that
loadings exceeded the million mark, the
total for the week ended May 26 reach
ing 1,013,249 ears.
Heat Wave Reaches Cold Alaska.
Chicago, June 22.—Central United
States mopped its brow again today as
abnormally high temperatures continued
although reports showed a drop in high
temperatures in the east and a rise from
low temperatures in the west.
The great lakes district and most of
the upper plains states, which have been
suffering from the heat wave since Mon
day. were given no cheering news from
weather observers’ forecasts for tomor
row indicating dontimied fair and warm.
The Atlantic coast, Washington. Phila
delphia and other eastern cities which
felt the effects of some of the highest
temperatures of the year yesterday, to
day found relief in a moderation of sev
From the west where heavy frosts and
unseasonably cool weather has been re
ported. forecasts indicated a slight rise
Southern states are promised a con
tinuation of present weather which has
not been abnormally high.
Alaska today had an ‘Eskimo” heat
wave with temperatures reaching as high
ns 84 at Eagle. -
Honolulu's beaches reported SO de
, grees with plenty of cooling breezes.
Unusually cool weather has been
prevalent in northern Europe and Asia.
■ official weather maps show.
South to Discuss Water Power.
Asheville. N. 0., June 23.—A1l ar
rangements have been completed for the
first annual convention of the Southern
Appalachian Waterpower Congress, the
sessions of which will begin here Mon
day and continue for several days. The
meeting will be attended by official rep
resentatives of Virginia, the Carolinas,
Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia.
The claim is made that there is more
undeveloped .waterpower in the southern
Appalachian region than in any other
section of the United States, with the
exception of the Pacific coast. About
J,000,000 horsepower is being developed
in this territory now, and it is estimated
that there are between 5,000,000 and <>,-
To Discuss Reparations.
Vienna. June 23.—A plenary confer
ence of all the League of Nations socie
' ties was opened here today and will be
continued through the coming week. A
comprehensive agenda has been prepar
ed for the meeting, the London branch
bringing recommendations for an exhaus
tive discussion of the reiterations ques
tion and the Ruhr occupation.
Epworth Church Wffl Be
Formally Dedicated at 11
Will Deliver Sermon.
Congregation Has Grown
From Small Number to
One of Largest in City—M.
A. Osborne Present Pastor
Epworth Methodist Church will be
dedicated tomorrow morning at 11:00
o'clock with appropriate exercises at the
( huroh. In addition to an interesting
program tb be led by member®., of the
church, plans for the day inclifde the
dedication sermon by Bishop Collins Den
ny. of Richmohd. Va., one of the most
able speakers in the Southern Methodist
The services will begin at 11 o'clock,
and the day promises to be a red letter
( one for the members of the Epworth con
gregation, who have worked long and
faithfully for their Church and their
present Church structure.
The general public is invited to tile
services, which in all probability will be
one of tile most interesting ever held
in this city.
The following sketch of Epworth
Church was prepared by Mr. C. H. Bar
rier, one of the members, and chairman
of the board of stewards:
“Epworth Church was organized A. D.
1803 by a little band of Christian men
and women who knew and loved God.
They worshipped for a time in a little
Rchoolhouse on Pine street, and in 1804
the late Mr. J. W. Cannon gave, them a
lot on Valley street upon which was
erected a small frame church which was
known as Bay's Chapel, so called in lion- .
or of Dr. H. W. Bays.
“There was also erected a neat little
parsonage to the rear of the church fac
ing Bays Street. The church bore the
name of Bay's Chapel for several years
until the name was changed to Epworth
about 180(1, at the suggestion of Dr. J.
% «ho wssPresiding Elder of
the Salisbury District at that time.
“The church grew in numbers as well
ns in power nnd usefulness and in 1007,
the congregation having outgrown its
quarters, decided to abandon its Valley
street property and seek a loca-
tion and build a modern church. The.
committee, under the leadership of Key.
J. W. Long, who was pastor at the time,
used splendid judgment in selecting the
present location at the intersection of
West Depot and North Kerr streets.
The home of the pastor having been
sold u new one was erected for him.
which is tile present ten-room dwelling
standing next to the church. The con
gregation now had no house to worship
in, but through the kindness and generos
ity of the people of St. Andrews Lutheran
Church, the Epworth congregation was
allowed the use of their church for wor
ship two Sundays in each month until
the construction of Epworth Church had
readied the point where it could be used.
“The congregation not being able to
finance the new project to completion,
worshipped for a number of years with
walls unplastered and ouly rough storm
sheeting for a floor. In 1911 the walls
were plastered; in 1916 the present floor
was laid, and in 1919 modern pews were
installed. All these years were years of
struggle in matters of finance.
Finally, in 1921, the church was prac
tically out of debt. At this time it was
seen that more room was needed, for the
rapidly growing Sunday school had out
grown its quarters. The trustees seeing
the urgent need, decided to borrow the
money with which to provide the needed
room. This was done at a cost of ap
“Through the aid of tiie Boards of
Church Extension, Mr. and Mrs. C. A.
Cannon and other friends in Concord,
this debt has now been cancelled, and as
previously stated, the church will be. ded
icated by Bishop Collins Denny next Sun
day at 11 a. m. The picture of the
church speaks for the work that God has
wrought through His people at Epworth.
"To Rev. J. W. la>ng belongs the hon
or of starting this new Epworth, but all
the pastors who have served the church
have thrown themselves into the work
and each did his part heroically.
“The following is a list of the pastors
who have served the church :
Thos W. Smith, 18!>4: J. R. Moose.
1895-96; W. P. McGee,, 1897-98; Thos.
W. Smith, 1899: R. G. Barrett, 1900; J.
Homer Barnhardt, l!K)l-02; J. P. Davis.
1903; B. F. Carpenter. 1904-05; J.
Walter Long, 1900-09; J. A. ,T. Farring
ton, 1910-11; G. G. Harley, 1912; A. L.
Coburn 1913-14; A. S. Raper, 1915-18:
M. H. Vestal, 1919-21; M. A. Osborne,
City of Asheville to Insure Employees.
Asheville, N. C„ June 23.—A contract
has been closed whereby group insurance
has been taken out by the City of Ashe
ville on the lives of about 2(H) perma
nent employes- of the city. The insur
ance aggregates about $200,000 and the
annual premiums will cost the city be
tween $2,500 and $3,000, if was announc
Halt in Raid a Surprise. - '
(By tM uucmtt« Press.?
Washington. June 23.—The sudden
■ halt in the seizure of the Baltic's supply
-of liquor was a surprise to Treasury of
ficials in Washington, who immediately
- took steps to ascertain the cause.
i Officials said no order countermanding
■ yesterday’s instructions to seise tke
- liquor had gone forward from the capi