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THE NEWS-RECORD, MARSHALL, N.'C.
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GOVERNOR MORRI80N CONFERS
WITH CAMP SUPERVISORS
PRISON MATTERS DISCUSSED
It Promised Every Assistance and
, Co-operation by ThoM In Charge
. of Prison 8ystmt. '
Following a conference with fifteen
State Prison Camp Supervisors, Got
ernor MorrlBOn announced that he had
the enthusiastic pledge of every man
in charge of prisoners In State camps
. to see that the new regulations of
the State Prison Board, abolishing the
whip and the dark cell, are carried
' Both Governor Morrison and Super
intendent. George Pou spoke to the
supervisors, explaining the importance
of absolute observance of the new
rules, and Inviting anyone of the men
' before them who had doubts about the
practicability of the system to resign.
, The fifteen, Governor Morrison said,
gave an individual pledge to use the
greatest diligence in seeing that the
regulations are enforced. .
In addition, Governor Morrison urg
ed them to make a thorough survey
of their camps, reporting to him at
once any instance of cruelty to the
prisoners by guards under their dl
rectlon. ' .
Governor Morrison declared that he
was assured that Superior court
Judges In the State would co-operate
with the State prison in the matter
of fixing Indeterminate sentences,
hut whether or not the sentences of
all the prisoners In the State Prison
can be changed to an indeterminate
basis by one stroke- of the pen has
not yet been determined. The Gov
ernor is certain that such commuta
tions can be made In individual cases
but a commutation of the mass is a
proposition that he has not yet deter
mine to be within his authority.
Governor Morrison reported that he
found the supervisors men of a Mgh
type and in whom he feels confident
to rely In the institution of the new
rules and regulations. One of them
In a former sheriff, and all of them
men who could be expected to should
Fire Leases During: April.
' The- fire loss in North Carolina dur
ing April aggregated $587,046, which
was approximately $100,000 less than
that of March, and a much better
showing than in April, 1922, according
to figures compiled by Insrirarice Com
missioner Stacy W, Wade, announced.
"There were . 180 fires reported,"
Commissioner. Wade's report stated,
"the property Involved totaling $2,
102,037 on which there was Insurance
of $1,380.02. Of the 180 fires, 118
were dwelling. valued at $601,525, in
sured for $353,254, with a loss of $87
677. Of the dwellings, 14 were rural
homes, ''with a value of $44,200 Insur
ance of $10,404. and loss of $36,050.
The entire rural loss was $150,175 and
of this $100,000 came from one fire, a
planing mill in Davidson countyftvith
destruction of two and a half million
feet of lumber. This loss added to a
warehouse- fire at Ktnston, where, lc
600 bales of cotton wree burned and
five dwellings, makes $330,000, leaving
loss reached or exceeded $5,000, the
the loss for the other 178 fires.
"There were only 12 fires, where the
los Breached or exceeded $5,000, the
aggregate of 'these being $484,720 and
the total loss of the other 168 was
only $102,336. Among the larger
towns, the loss was remarkably light,
Charlotte leading with 24 fires and lost
of $41,675, followed by Greensboro
with three fires and a loss of $3,205.
Raleigh with 13 fires had loss of $219;
Winston-Salem 18 fires, loss $1,420;
HEW RECORD FOB
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28 DAUGHTERS OF THE
south Red Rulhenberg Found Guilty by Jury
RESOLUTIONS Br BOARD RRD
Address to Graduating Class Wat
Made By Dr. D. N. McLaughter, .
of Norfolk, Va.
Red Springs. Flora Macdonald es
tablished another new r;cord when,
he bade farewell to the large jt class
In her history, 28 daughters of the
southland, presented them with the
coveted, diploma, a copy o! the Bible
to serve as their guide post, and sent
them out new and io?: al iranae.
Following the entry into tuo audi
torium of the student body, alumnae,
faculty and reunion class of 1919 all
singing the processional, th invoca
tion was made by Rev. J. B. Black, of
the Red Springs Presb.'terlnn church,
and the college orchestra, under tbe
direction of Dean C. G. Vardell, play-.
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Negroes Still Leaving the State.
Reports made to M. L. Shlpman,
Commfssioner, of Labor and Printing,
, by agents of the Federal Employment
Service in various cities of the state,
indicate that large numbers of negro
laborers continue to leave North Car
olina for Northern and Eastern states,
under the lure of labor agents.
W. T. Carter, in charge of the Win-'
eton-Salem bureau, writes Mr. Ship
man that approximately 1,800 to 2,003
negroes have left that vicinity during
the past few months. ,
Mr. Carter said the impression in
Winston-Salem Is "that a few. labor
agents have ben about this city, work
ing under cover, and paying the
transportation ' of the negroes to
- northern centers." He said there Is
a surplus of creical'and profeaondl
(. applicants at Winston-Salem,' but
.common labor i short.,
; . Approximately 1.000 negroej have
left Charlotte and vicinity within the
last slaty days, W. H. Vause, of the
'Charlotte bureau, reported... The ne-
- es, shorter working hours and better
living' conditions by labor solicitors
from the north, according td Mr.
Vause. He said he had take the
matter uprwith city: authorities who
had Instructed officers to arrest all
. agents they find soliciting labor out
side the state. ' 4
Ashevllle appears to - be the only
place where the labor situation has
not been affected by the migration of
the negroes. ..''-. ,
Here's an up-to-date portrait of
Charles B. Ruthenberg of Cleveland,
O., convicted at St. Joseph of vlolat
Ing the Michigan law against syndi
calism. Tbe conviction carried with
it the possibility of a prison sentence
of ten years and a fine of $5,000. Ruth
enberg is executive secretary of the
Workers' Party of America and for
merly Socialist candidate for' mayor
of Cleveland. He was one of the 16
Communists arrested In the party's con
ventlon In Michigan last August and
the second to be tried for violation of
Michigan's syndicalism act. W. Z,
Foster was tried previously, but the
Jury was deadlocked. , , t
The verdict assured- a retrial of
Foster. The Jury disagreed In Fos
ter's case, after 19 ballots each of
which stood 6 to 6. Mrs. Minerva
Olson, the only , woman member of the
first jury, led the acquittal faction.
There was no woman on the Ruthen
berg Jury., It was made up of eight farmers, one former Justice of the peace.
two 011 salesmen, and one American Legion man.
Tbe state contended that the evidence showed the Communist party advo
cated sabotage in the overthrow of the government. The Communist party
documents seized In the raid on the convention contradicted Ruthenberg de
fense that the Communist party only predicted that force and violence would
Wilmington 14 fires. loss $219; Ashe
vllle. seven fires, loss $2,115: and Dur- ed GrTggs prelude.
ham seven fires, loss $76. High Point The speaker of the dy, Dr. D,
leads the honor roll with no fire or McLaughlin, pastor of the Second be used and did not advocate those measures to bring about reforms,
no damage during the month, followed 1 Presbyterian church of Norfolk, Va., I '.
bv Statesville. Tarboro. Sanford. Black was introduced. Doctor McLaughlly , ,, , ,
Mountain, Mount Olive, Wake Forest,
Kernersville, . Belhaven, Huntersville, :
Randleman, Mount Holly and BosUc.
"Shingle roofs and defective flues
caused $7 fires; cause unknown, 30. ,
Eight fires each resulted tronj over-!
heated stoves and furnaces. -Chief
among property destroyed: Dwellings,
ages, 10; garages, 8."
a native of North Carolina, a Scotch- n I I l ur. . ' it tt
man to the manor born, caught his IVUCIUgan JUdge . Une-lViail IrfanCT JUTy
auuieuuv m mo atari jj unyyj ruu
humorous reference to his boyhood ' ""
days. Doctor McLaughlin's address ' Here Is a new. portrait of Judge
was epigrammatic in stylo. In short Harry Dlngeman of St Joseph, Mich,
crisp sentences he drove home his re- rne one-man grand Jury" who is act
Little Danger of School Fire.
North Carolina's forty million doV
lar Investment In modern school hous
es during the past twenty years make
such a disaster as befell the school
commencement near Camden, 8. C,
He said in part:
"Toung women you are today helrt
of all the ages, for as women have In
ing In the state investigation of the
House of David, the notorious so-called
religious cult of Benton Harbor. Mich
igan has a law under which a Judge
the past ruled the world, so in the mf Perform the duties' usually falling
future you are to have a greater in- ro Da 3urT- J" certainly
fluence, you can be anything you Want J" nI work, cut our for him. The
to M, and what you want to bo de- following resume of the testimony of
pends not only on your standard of MaryPurnell, wife of "King" Benja
values but It also determined by your n?,n Pnrne11 of the House of David,
definition of life. Tour first busiaess . wnat he ' nD -Winst:
In life la to find TonrselL Tan are vueen wary 10m 01 a aivine rev
almost impossible In this state, in the
opinion of State Superintendent E. C. DnlldIng. t h0UM( tne nouge of ,o;ir j elation that caae to her husband more
DruoKB, wuu nam uiDtuoomj w lives and you must build well UU"J je bu uim iie was me
edy that cost 75 lives in a thinly set. A' college conrge is Just a begia-1 "aeventh messenger angel" She de
tled rural community. ' , and here ou have gotten capI. nled that her husband was guilty of
Special emphasis has been laid on u, wh,ch mu8t put to us. N;it ,mmoral act8' and when otner lnes
fire nreventlon and fire escapes by the , t -,, ,. i, ' tions were asked her took refuge In
Department of Education and the De- mugt K,ve t0 tne worid ,0T6 and g.. the typewritten copy of the law she
partment or insurance. insurant co. The fragrance of life ij In pro-
Commissioner Stacey W. Wade said porton to the elevation In which you
that the school building, at Clinton, a are jtyjng. "yye 0we it in our lives of
wooden structure with an auditorium service-Jo build for those who ara to
on the second floor was the last of com .ft. u.
the old type to be modernized. 'Re-j Following the addres sMisses Hall,
cently $5,000 has been spent on the Are Deaton and Bunchanan -were heard in
escapes. ... . - I
Many buildings similar to that near
Camden have been in use in the State,
but most of them have been torn down
and modern structures built to replace ;
them. The modern type of Building
now being recommended to rural com-.
munitles has only one floor, with the
class rooms grouped around auditor!-'
urn. A score or more such buildings
are now being erected in the State. I
More careful attention to the provl-
slons against placing chairs In the ,
aisles in public assemblies would re-'
more tbe last danger of panic from
fire in the State, Dr. Brooks and Dr.
piano numbers and resolutions were
read by Doctor. Vardell drawn up by,
the board, of trustees, expressing
thanks to J. Kennedy Todd, of New
York, for his gift of $1,000 to thi
faculty for their efficient service dv.r-,
ing the past ' year, and expressing re
grets at the death of Doctor James
A. Macdonald. trustee-at-large, anti-
Miss Anna Spencer Daniel, a member
of the faculty. -
carried with her Into the grand Jury
room, refusing to answer them.
While "King" Benjamin never claimed to be "the son of man" or "the
younger brother of Jesus Christ,' "Queen" Mary said, the cult accepts Jesus
Christ as the first messenger angel. - .'
"Queen" Mary said she married 'King" Benjamin In 1880 and has btrne
him two children, a daughter, who was killed in a powder plant explosion in
Ohio, and a son, now forty-two, and mentally irresponsible,
"Uncle Joe's" Eighty-Seventh Birthday
North Carolina's New Auto -Tags.
North Carolina's new automobile
plates have arrived and the numbers
which will be sold will reach 200,000.
. There are fire carloads' In the state's
warehouse ready for the new mark
ing which begins in June. This will
be about 20,000 more than the state
has ever, used and that may hot tag
all of the machines which will be in
use before the year, ends.
The licenses and other taxes grow
ing out of the automobile business
will run beyond $6,000,000 this year,
according to Secretary W. N. Everett,
of the department of state. The in
crease of 2 cents on gasoline and the
natural growth of the machine busi
ness will almost double last year's
-$3,200,000. ''.. ,'..;':' . " ' -
Five Hundred Placed In Positions. '
. Five hundred persons were placel
In positions Jn North Carolina by the
State and ' federal free employment
"service during the weeV ending May
19, according ' to the weekly Teport
of M, L. Shlpman, Commissioner of
Labor and Printing. .
. With 117 persona placed, the Wil
mington bureau led the State.: Winston-Salem
was second with 94.
Registration, 11$; requests for help,
751; referred 681;' placed. 600. Skill
ed, 86; unskilled, 296; clerical and
orofessIonaL 85; domestic 63.
A, C. L. Excepts on Depot Order.
Twenty-two exceptions to the Cor
poration Commission order directing
the erection of a union passenger
station by the Norfolk, Southern and
the Atlantic Coast Line at Plymouth
were argued Before the commission by
Murray O. Allen. The order was filed
April 11. The commission took the ex
ceptions under advisemont, and will ; Banks said, and
Possibilities for Oil Excellent.
New Bern. That the possibilities
of finding oil in marketable quantity
in the "great lakes" section of Craven
county are good, with the opinion ex
pressed by B. C. Banks, a Norfolk min
ing engineer, who . has been making
test drills in that area for a local
syndicate and others durlngUhe past
several months. Mr. Banks is . sta
tioned at Haveloc and was here for a
meeting v of the syndicate of which
Dr. E. C. Armstrong Is head. ,
In the area where oil agitation has
been centered for the past five years
embraced some 250,000 acres,' Mr.
it is held either
act upon them within -the next few ln fee simple or by lease by three
weens. r v y.' " groups, the New Bern Syndicate, W.
Exceptions - were based Nipon the p. an(i John Aberly. of New Bern, and
statement that there is no necessity ; the Pamlico and and Development
tor the station, that there is not land: Company of which A. W. Hano?, of
enough, that the location Is inaccess- j Peoria, HI., Is president. Tests have
ible, that the traveling public would; been made In various spots with re
continue to demand sTervloe at ' the suits that encouraged the holders who .
present site of the passenger station, 1 have confined their operations among
that the - people of Plymouth don't , themselves.
Want the station, that there la little
Interchange of passengers. :.;v v-r. V
That a union station , will Increase
operating expenes . beyond revenue
derived, that , the order deprives the
A. C. L. of its property without due
Wilson Gets Carolina Expoiltfon.
' Wllson-The Eastern. Carolina Ex
position again comes to this city. This
was the announcement of the board of
directors after' the bids were opened
process f law, that the order Is void V?orf - w " BO
"and without effect because it is. not mlf ff W"aon
supported by testimony to support its
provisions, the latter set out in several
legal sub-divisions of the general ex-
Agitation, for adeauate passenger tej
minal facilities for Plymouth has been
going on for years. The old A. C. L.
passenger station was burned" down
.several months ago. and the commis
sion, acting on petition from the cltl-
tens of Plymouth, ordered the two
railroads to build Jointly.
"Uncle Joe" Cannon held a double
celebration the other day at Danville,
Hi., his ,"home town." It was his
eighty-seventh birthday and also the
postponed celebration of bis "welcome
home" from Washington. -It was an
all-day performance, with a parade,
birthday cake with' candles, speeches
and everything. "Uncle Joe" shook
hands with everybody, offering his el
bow In lieu of his hand, his right arm
having been broken a few years ago.
The veteran legislator Issued a birth
day greeting, which Included this:
"Friends, this demonstration -of
your affection Is in itself compensa
tion for my half century of public serv
ice. The extent of my gratitude can
not be weighed or measured.- To all,
my heart goes out ln thankfulness.
' "It Is good to have lived and
worked with you. You are my neigh
bors. You are the people I have
served ln congress through two gen
erations. Xou are the people with whom I Intend to pass the remainder of
my days. ,' ' ;. .'V ''"':' ' :'
., "To you, to all the people of America, from my observance of half a cen
tury, I bring this message: Have faith. Often you will feel that you detect a
great uneasiness, an unrest, a threatening undercurrent In this government
This Is neither new nor unusual. I have learned that America will rise to meet
her problems. I have learned that good will triumph over evlL
"Have faith In the government of your fathers.
"Show your faith by works to support that government
"Have faith that right will "prevail."
give your diges
tion a "kick with
Sound teeth, a good
appetite and proper '
digestion mean MUCH
to your healtn. .
WBIGLEY'S la a
helper la all lata
work a pleaaant,
Good tofhsjast drop
EJfier all, tke only
way to know that
Maxwell House Coffee
is'Good to the Last
Drop" is to taste it.
The first taste fore
casts an empty cup.
Cane Beetle Destroying Sugar-Cane. 1
One of the' most destructive of all'
insects, to th- farmer in Australia is
the cane beetle, which is still playing
havoc on the sugar-cane farms.
Kecentlr. at Norham. in North
Queensland, a sugar-cane farmer gave
a contract to a man to catch beetles
at 18 cents a quart, and the beetle
catcher made 9 ln three days. An
other man caught 1,647 quarts of bee
tles in 25 days.
The high prices paid in order to de
stroy these beetles give us an Idea of
the amount of destruction wrought by
the, hordes of these Insects. . .
Mrs. Cannon Among 'Twelve Greatest"
Rankin Praises McBrayer. ' '
Following the reading of a prepared
statement in which lie reviewed the
history of the State Sanatorium and
declared that Dr. JU B. -McBrayer Is
the only man In the State who could
have administered the institution so
successfully, Dr. W. S. Rankin, Secre
tary of the State Board of Health, told
the legislative committee Investigating
the conduct of the Sanitorhtm that Dr.
Reuben McBrayer, and Lewis McBray
er, sons ot the Superintendent, should
no longer be continued In. the serviced
oc ute insuiuiion. x
which was .$7,500. The bid of Kin-
ston was 15,600, .
, With the statement of Mr. Bart
lett showed that the . exposition had
not cleared any money, 1b demonstrat
ed the splendid value as advertise
ment anT the high - hid of Wilson
showed the appreciation, felt here.
Mr; Bartlett made the announcement
that checks for the first Installment of
the proceeds are being mailed to the
guarantors. ' .
Notable Men to Make. Addresses:
Davidson. The eighty-seventh an
inial rnmmRTipnmAnt of T)arlrtnn Ctl
1a 'win ha hiri thi rear nn Jnn ' new on spectroscopic binary
third la lxth. The rraduatin class numerous stars having bright Unea
A special committee of the Na
tional League of Women Voters has
selected the 12 greatest living Amer
ican women. Most of them you' know
by name and reputation women like
Jane Addams, Carrie Chapman Catt,
Julia Lathrop and Edith Wharton. But
did you ever hear of Mrs. Annie Jump
Wellj Mrs. Cannon has made regu
lar' visual observations of variable
stars oMong period with 6-inch equa
torial telescope, and has completed a.
bibliography of variable stars compris
ing about' 50,000 references. In the
course of photographic work she has
discovered 200 variable stars, three
win number about eighty men, . The
principal speakers for the occasion
will be Dr. John R, Vandermuelin who
will deliver the maccalanreate ser
mon; Rev. D. N. McLaughlin. D.D.,
WOMEN NEED SWAMP-ROOT
Thousands of women have kidney and
bladder trouble and never suspect it.
Women 1 complainU often prove to be -
nothing elie but kidney trouble, or the
rnult of kidney or bladder disease.
If the kidneys are not. in a bealtny con
dition, they may aue the other organs
to become diseased. .
Fain in the back, headache', loss of am
bition, nervousness, are often times symp-.
tomi of kidney trouble. "
Don t delay starting treatment. Ur.
Kilmer's Swamo-Root. a physician's pre-'
cription, obtained at any drug store, may I
be just the remedy needed to overcome
Get a medium or large sice bottle fan
mediately from any drug store.
However, if you wish first to test this
great preparation aend ten cents to Dr. '
Kilmer Co., Binghamton, N. Y., for a -ample
bottle. When writing be sure and .
mention this paper. Advertisement.
All four of the members of a quartet
are unalterably convinced that the
other three cannot sing, and some
times they are right about It Kansas
City Star. " " .
orrvarlable speetra. She hat complet
ed a catalogue of 220,000 stellar spec
tra. 8he was made an assistant at
the Harvard college observatory In
1897 and ' curator of astronomical
Who win give' the annual sermon be PnotPs In 1911 and Ja.the author of various Harvard college observatory
fore the Toung Men's Christian Asso- anlt v K 2 . . . , . .
am i uuro si wnw, i-ei in 1003. sue nas aegires irom weiiesiey,
University of Delaware and University of Gronlngen, Holland. She Is an hea-
orflry member of the Royal Astronomical society. . Her heme la at Cambridge,
elation, and Dr. O. Campbell White,
who will make the anneal literary edV
dress. . w :' , . J :
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Me jmmI fesdooM ah lumber cot to lit,
windows, doom, woodwmk. eiaas, paints,,
bardwars, sails, lath sod nP". Comolete
drawings and inatrnctkne. t.inj styles to
choose from. Sauuaaxm or tuuoey back.
Houses, Cotlaa. C-r;.;w
Highest srade hrmbw for sB 'Miliar won.
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