North Carolina Newspapers

    A Non-Partisan Family P
VOLUME xxxiv
Kansas City Dispatch?The Southern
Baptist Convention here selected
Atlanta. Georgia as the place for
the convention next year, endorsed
the establishment of a seminary for
negroes in Nashville. Tenn., and approved
plans for the erection of a
$2,000,000 hospital in New Orleans1
Marathon dances were characteriz-:
ed as disgusting exhibitions; mob violence
whether by persons masked
or unmasked, was declared to tramj..?*
? i - -
jji%; nt me hum cvciy numan
On the question of dancing the
report said in part:
"The ever vicious dance evil continues.
The latest form of nauseating
excess to which this destroyer
of the modesty and morals of manhood
and womanhood has gone is the
disgusting exhibition popularly
known as 'marathon dances.'
"The recent action of New York
in repealing its enforcement code
is a disgrace to that state and an
insult to the federal government"
the report said in commenting upon
the 18th amendment.
"Enforcement in Xev York will
be somewhat more difficult, but prohibition
will go forward not backward,
The question before the American
people is not shall we have
prohibition but shall orderly government
"The recent decision of the Supreme
court is in every way good for!
this cause. It is a surprise that it
holds that American ships are exempt
from the operation of a law of the
United States when on the high seas.
Meanwhile it will not be very feasible
for ships to stock and unstuck j
with liquors at the three mile limit."J
A report of the relief and annuity
hoard adopted today declared that j
the Southern Baptist convention is!
aiding 925 baged ministers and dependent
members of their families.
It declared that the board's resources
were $1,490,19U. 59 which, according
to the report. '>-inadequate.
The board has projeclftd a program I
calling for the raising of a total of,
$10,000,000 for future work.
"Such a fund will make possible'
. an annual income each year of from
$600,000 to $000,000" Dr. William
Lunsfotd. corresponding secretary!
said in presenting the resolution.
In selecting Atlanta as the next
convention city it was declared that
since the 75 million campaign was
statttd there in 1910 that place,
would he a good place to wind up the
A change in laws relating to the
exclusion of Chinese was rccommen-j
ded in a resolution adopted at the j
morning session.
Deportation of Chinese Christian;
i. ? . i. i? -? ? -
uun: ii: tins countn, :.:ia pruu;: treatment
of Withers, the report declared
"is doing: much to weaken the influence
of American mission work inj
China. "
The report asks that pastors and
local churches petition representa-!
Uvea and senators to have these laws i
A detailed report of the commit-;
tec on women's work was adopted.
A plan was adopted to buy the
property of St. Ceeila. a Catholic
school for girls in Nashville and convert
it into a negro theological college.
The report to build the New Orleans
hospital was the result of two
memorials intx-oduced into the convention
earlier in the week. One a
Baltimore memorial declared against
the building of hospitals while the
other from Louisiana asked for the
completion of hte hospital as originally
planned. This matter was then
| referred to a committee whose report
> has been adopted.
The Baptists of Louisiana will be
expected to contribute at least $100,
000 toward the first unit of the hospital,
the report declared.
William Jennings Bryan address
ed the convention.
The Friday Afternoon Club was
charmingly entertained last week by
Mrs. W. R. Johnson. In addition to
the regular needle work the guests
enjoyed a sewing contest Mrs. I. G.
Greer winning the prize, a sewing set
while Mrs. B. C. Johnson was given
a thimble holder for the consolation.
Following the contest, the hostess,
assisted by Mrs. H. L. Wilson and
Mrs. B. C. Johnson served a salad
course with hot chocolate, followed
by strawberry short cake.
Mrs. J. F. Hardin and Mrs. B. C.
Johnson were the invited guests.
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Newspaper Published in ar
CAMDEN?Tales of heroism and
personal experience were slow in
coming out of the situation created
on the 18th by the fire at Cleveland
schoolhouse. Virtually every person
who was in the building when an oil
lamp over the stage fell and started
the blaze was more or less injured.
With the exception of a few, all were
taken to widely scattered homes and
it was positively impossible to gather
up the list. Confusion reigned
throughout most of the day. few being
able to tell coherent stories. The}
total death list to date is 75.
T. N. McLeod caught on the second
floor of the building, jumped to
safety and obtaining a flag pole placed
it against the building. Many
slid dow?! the pole to safety.
George Dixon lost eleven relatives
in the tire. Alter saving one of his
children he returned to get his wife
and other children. He was caught
in the jamb of the dooi and was
pulled out by Jesse Pearce. Pearct
was caught in the same jam a little
later and perished .
Stoney * "ainpbell, who saved his
wife by hurling her through a windov
and escaped through the sameexit.
went back to find his 14-yearj
old daughter. He found her in the
fr.??u ,f *!?? *u..
ami seizing: her arms, used all his
strength to puli her to safety hut
in vain. Both her shoulders were
jerked out of the sockets bu thee ho-j
dy could not be moved.
The school building that became
a death trap or. the last night that
it was scheduled to be used for school
purposes, was erected about fifteen;
years ago. It was of frame construction,
100 feet by 40 feet, with the
auditorium on the second floor and
-irv 1 ?ading
to it.
Thursday night's program was the
last that was to have been carried
out in the structure, the school au-j
'horities having arranged to abandon !
the use of the building and to send
the pupils to a nearby school of more
modern and larger design.
Witnesses said the building burned
with inconceivable rapidity. The !
crash of the ceiling lamp which was
to mean the death of almost four
score people, startled the audience
at 9:05 o'clock adn by 10 o'clock
there was nothing left of the building
but a mass of smoking debris.
Many of the victims died within
reaching distance of safety. Caught
in tin- jam of humanity at the lone
entrance they were grasped by the!
hands and arms by relatives and
friends from the outside, but the
wall ?? fthe trapped humanity could
not be moved.
Wilmington Dispatch.?Declaring j
that outrages perpetrated by men |
"Who disguise themselves in dark-!
n*5ss, take out men and \vomen and !
beat them" is "ten thousand times
more menacing to the public than all
the bootleggers," Judge X. A. Sinclair.
in charging the grand jury at
the opening of the criminal court of
Superior Court here this morning,
also flayed the liquor traffic eastigat-j
ed officfres of the law who violate the
statutes in enforcing' the laws, condemned
the widespread disregard and
disrespect for law and order and
charged that th elaw is being violated
in many sections of the State by admitting
prisoners to jail without the
required medical examination having
been given."
"The old idea of tortue i.-> gone
with the dark ages," Judge Sinclair
reported, and said that he had notic
ed reports of grand juries over the
State regarding their visits to jails,
the reports simply stating that the;
"jails seemed all right." In criticiz*;
ing such reports, Judge Sinclair said
! that he hoped no such report would j
be submitted by the present grand j
jury, requesting that the grand jury j
uetail its findings, whether they be j
good or bad giving due credit to the]
officers responsible for the good conditions
they find existing. He said
the State has the right to deprive a
prisoner of the liierty. and demand
m* services during penal sen i?*e. t ut
other than this the State could deother
than this the State could demand
nothing else.
Judge Sinclair directed the jury's
attention to the reckless operation of
automobiles, citing the law enacted
by the la3t General Assembly prohibiting
the driving of automobiles
id for Boone and Wataug
With the opening of the automobile
road to the top of Mount Mitchel!
on the State Park within a few
days, it is expected thre will start a
pilgrimage to the historic peak that ;
will number 40.000 people before the
end of the season. This is eight times I
the number that took the trip during ;
the short season following the open-;
ing of the road late last year, but the |
figure is a conservative one in the i
ngnt oi apparent interest and the
number of inquiries that have reached
the Development Company.
In order that the thousands expec- i
ted may be well cared for and their
number in creased, the North Carolina
Geological Survey is taking steps
to assure camping conveniences for
spending the night near the summit,
including water supply, tents, blank- j
ets, sanitary conveniences, etc. It
s also planned to have in operation
for the season a tea room at which
visitors may be served with meals.
These essentials to the free use of
the state's one park will be taken
care of either by the Development |
Company, which has charge of the I
road of provided under slate'management.
The Development Company already
has plans made for the building
of a number of huts at Camp
Alice for the accommodation of tourists.
Suggestions for the broader improvement
and greater conveniences
of Mount Mitchell and the contiguous
Federal ^Forest Reserve were also discussed
at a meeting at Asheville in
which Director Pratt of the survey.
State Forester Holmes, Verne Rhodes J
Supervisor of Pisgah Forest, and C.'
A. Dickey of the Mount Mitchell De-i
velopment Company took part. These j
included the proposition of erecting'
a modern inn and lodge on govern-1
ment land near the park, by Federal{
concession as allowed by the Weeks i
Law. Mr. Dickey has now taken up
this matter with President Perely of;
the Development Company and will I
report within a few weeks whether'
or not that interest will be able to}
undertake the project.
Other projects in contemplation
for the improvement of the park arc
the extension of the motor highway |
from Camp Alice a half mile further
up the mountain to Commissary
Ridge, the proposed site for the lodge
the improvement of the trail leading
to the summit ami the construction:
of additional trails for horseback r-j
ders and pedestrians. Established or j
under construction this sUmnu
trails to connect Mount Mitchell u ith j
Micaville, along the Black Mountain!
range to Deep Gap, Spruce Foiv-r!
ami South Toe River: and a trail
the Vanrey-Buncombe divide, thr-1
Balsam (iap, by Yates Knob to Oyv
Meadow, where there are road- :
Buinsville and Barnardsvilie.
i>> children under 16 years of a
the new law making the parent.such
children or the owners of t\
cars, liable to indictment on uncharge
of a misdemeanor. He urged
the grand jurymen to "keep your
eyes open ami indict them, and I
don't care who you indict, if their
children under lt? years of age :. e
operating an automobile."
Judge Sinclair differentiated ' >
classes of crime, those against .
person and those against proper y, 1
and cited a number of \
crimes, stating that carrying a cwi-|
cealed weapon, perjury and gambling,
are vicious. He charged the. jury tkntj
"it is your duty to investigate ew
crime of gambling."
He referred to certain extenua: ig!
circumstances that might mitigat .]
crime, but said that there would v. !
no extenuating circumstances in tir '
degree murder, admitting, howev ,
that such conditions might be a . i
ligation in manslaughter. He said
there are no extenuating cire 11 in stances
to the man who manufactures;
liquor, stating that *'a man who maa-;
ufactures liquor, goes out and buys,
his material, makes his still and selects
a site, is guilty of cold-blooded
However, Judge Sinclair cited an
example of mitigated circumstances,
as being possible in the case of a
negro bay, who is not a professional
bootlegger, but who is inveigled into
buying liquor for a white man, sim
ply as an accomodation. He said
that he had far more respect for the
negro in such a case than he had for
I the white man influencing the boy
I to become a bootlegger and lawbreaker.
It can no longer be denied that the
Republican party is a party of parts.
?Norfolk Virginia-Pilot.
a Hei
a County, the Leader of N
lk.R01.INA, THURSDAY MAY 24. 19
Lenoir News-Topic.
There are still bright prospects for
I the c instruction of an electric line
fr< ? "!. Mount Holly through Lenoir to
Blowing Hock, Boone, and to tap the
coa": fields, according to Dr. W. T.
I Shinp here a few* days ago. Dr.
Sh-pp says that a number of Chariot:.
manufacturers are interested in
th. project and are lending their aid
ar pushing the matter along.
Dr. Shipp has been working on
th project for seve al years. At no
tin; . he says, have his hopes been
hi- r than at the present time. He
has definite information which cannot
bt. given out that would cause the
people of Lenoir, Hickory and other,
tow - along the survey to sit up and
notice, and within another few ;
months the proposition may materialize
sufficiently to be given out to the;
Li! i Dispatch U- Charlotte Observer.
Appalachian Training School .
r--< ! liberal consideration from j ;
th a.-t legislature according tc? J
fi : of the school hert recently.!
Th< educational bill passed by this' j
letur?- provides an appropriation:
for this school sufficient to enable it J
to build a larger power plant, a!
model building for physical educa-j j
*' * work, a central dining room
a : dry cold storage, and for the:
improvement of the grounds. The j
appropriation for the next two years)
wii; be 5&00.0QG. This will give the j
institution the largest and best plant j
in this part of the state.
The Appalachian Training School?i
is now one of the best organized of <
slat, nor nidi institutions. It gives .
two years of work above high
schools and grades for these two i j
years may be transferred to any of .
tK colleges of the state. Graduates i
from this institution receive the gra- ]
rrnnar grade B and primary B certificates.
Under the leadership of B. B. ,
Dougherty, the northwestern counties
have in the Appalachian Training
School one of the finest education ,
al institutions to be found in the
Increased demands for all classes
of skilled labor, skilled mechanics,]
and farm hands have practically put
an end to unemployment in every;
section of the country, the Depart-1
mem of Labor recently reported uj!
an analysis covering conditions during
4*Thc predicted shortag of competent
farm labor." the report said,
"is now already a fact aud in many
sections of the country the farming;
interests are being severely hampered
by the inability to secure labor
for farm work. In the south ami v.
the southwest where heretofore tore
has always been a sufficient supply
they are experiencing for the first
time a situation which is causing
alarm, as large numbers of men who
have always worked on the farm have
migrated to tin large cities of the
country, securing immediate employment
in the various industries which
are having trouble to lind sufficient
iabor to meet; their demands.
"indicative of the country's sound
industrial condition, is the fact that
a large per cent of the public employment
offices report that it >001.
will be impossible to meet the growing
demand for certain classes of labor."
Lenoir Dispatch to Raleigh News'
and Observer.
Cameron Morrison will deliver the
j Fourth of July address here at a big
I picnic ceieoration 10 De neid by the
' American Legion. The message in,
forming the local post that he would
be here was received several days
I ago by F. D. Grist, former post comI
A program is being arranged now
by a comznstttce vf the Dysart-Kenj
dall Post for the coming event. A
| number of interesting features, it is
j understood, will be on the program.
I The celebration will be a whole day j
I affair with a big parade of former!
j service men. The committee is arj
ranging for several unusual attracI
tions during the day. At night a
I home-talent minstrel will be given.
iorthwestem North Carolir
The North Carolina Chcest Makers
association was organize*! here Tuesday
with representatives from all of '
the heese making counties of the i
State in attendance. Officers for the t
coming year were elected as follows: ;
President, T. D. Hefner. Valle Cru- 1
ci^; vice-president, Parmer McC'r^ry
Horseshoe, Secretary. Carte*- Farth- i
ing. Sweet Water.
The mertinc wag
by J A. A rev N. C. extension dairy <
specialist, who stated in his address '
44Dairying Makes Farmers independent.
States with an average of
several cows per farm have a higher 1
annual farm income than states with i
less than two cows per farm as is' \
tb< case with North Carolina."
Speaking of making cheese, Mr. t
An y said: 4iGood cheese can oniy
be made from good milk. With grass <
for cattle and fresh water in atiur- *
dan in which to keep the milk, i.l
W - rn North Carolina ha- the b-_?t V
conditions available for the pio.iuv- v
tag cf good milk."
Tl meeting was b> ' :i.? Ki- ;
wane hall and had a* atv ndar.ce of >
it least twenty-iiv- . ? Morgan u >
New - : raid. t
Rev. Mr. Long who has -aken up :
hi ministerial work of the late la- f
merited Rev, Edgar Tufts with Mr.!
?dgur Tufts. Jr. Mr. Frank Stifison h
md Mr. Ingle, all of that town, pass- I
?t through Sunday, eh route t?? Blow- f
ng Rock where he preached, his first |
jermon to that congregation. It is the
intention of the board of trustees I
:o carry out a- nearly as possible n
:ne pros:rum Jaid out by Mr. Tufts v
and accordingly the Boone work will E
not be neglected. An appointment E
for Mr. Long will be made lor next ?j
month, the Sunday to be occupiedjb
not yet decided upon, when we sup- t
pose some other matters will come [ E
up of great interest to the little band c
jf Presbyterians in ami around Boone
We are told Mr. Long is a fine ser- 1
monizer and we will be warmly welcomed
in our town.
Mi. Francisco Padros, of Barcelona,
Spain, left Friday evening for *
New York city after c< ndueti ?e N
experimivt- with brieK-making machinery
:i y.r . ?.f -J. C. Steea&
S:-. Sns-nl.-h ? ;ny was mod i\-r
the e*"? r.fv.ts. whirl result' <? sai-| ]
isfa- !* . Mr. Padroa bopgjit aV
' tin ov vmuch-; '
. iO: U' i I..'.,- iht ili \porti d to
Spain. \ >. will v. . rick and j v
mosaic :
Mr. T; . - was he id by the imr.itvrat;
: . > at Ml'.ts Li&nd until:
the New ^ i k corns?. .
pond*. J. ' . Steele &. S >ivs ihat,
ne rs;u v. '-i oil a I'om.ii- mis-sur*:.
An i u-i t-K'r acelifii him
! .<'. i X?u York Mi, Padros
#>00 \u : Is. in the lot ol clay brougfi
over v. him.?Landmark.
Andree Lafayette
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^ .^'5' **' ? ,?L- " K 'm
The moit prominent -movie" star in
all France, Andree Lafayette, now la
In the United Statee. She wae brought j
to this country to play the title role Im
| a prominent production,
ia. Lstablishecl in 1888
Hickory. N. C.?For the first time
n the sixty years of its history the
General Synod of Reformed Church
n the United States will meet in
triennial session south of the Mason
ind Dixon :me when it convert s here
Wednesday evening May 23.
The church has its greatest strength
n the north and more than 350 del. gates
already have made plans to
iome from Pennsylvania. Ohio. Whs or.sin.
Minnesota. Dakotas, Illinils,
'sew York. New Jersey and Canada.
At ?. general session m Reading,
Pa.. Hickory was chosen for the
.923 session over Indianapolis, and
oenibeis?!)f the church ?r thic
i-hk-h was organized in IS69 have
cng beer. making plans to entertain
heir ?.
Hickory nestles or. the eastern edge
1 the Fiij-o Ridge Mountains and anong
the r-ecla? events provided will
l ait automobile trip to Blowing
p i" May uH -Avr the new state high
!"ay which gives a view of some of
he most wonderful mountain scenery
n the country. At Blowing Rock,
on>e ">,000 feet above sea level an
id fashioned southern barbecue will
ie served. There will be other near?y
trips also.
The session wi:' last through May
:0 and will b?: held u Corinth reonu
Church here which its pastor
he Rev. Dr. \V. W. Howe terms
he southernmost outpost of the Utormed
The Rev. Dr. George W. Richards
;ead of the Theological Seminary at
.ancaster. Pa. is president ef the Reortned
Church organization.
[NOTE?Mr. W. J. Shuford, of
iickory. Chairman of the entertainment
committee has extended at* initatior.
to 35 of the business men of
toone to be with them at Blowing
lock on Saturday evening, meet the
listinguishod visitors and enjoy the
iig event. There will be, according
o Mr. Shuford, between four and five
lundred in the party. Boone's full
|U0ta, we take it. will be on hand.]
r.diton Predicts the Film Screen Will
Replace the Blackboard in Schools
Xew York Dispatch.?The children
>i today's school children will get
heir education at high schools in
vhich^ the movie screen will supplant
he blackboard and the motion picare
film will take the place of text
oaks. Thomas A. Edison predicted
today at the investigation by the
Ydernl Trade Commission of charges
hat the Fane us V aycrs-Lasl:v < , ? 5
ation and >ix aided organU.e.: :ons
vr.siitute :? moMn *: picture trust.
The rani"? \v.w--n.tor. whose re.Liit
questionnaires .ace led him to
ay harsh things aK?ut present oduatieria;
method.- in the United States
.vas called for the purpose of developing
the importance of the film industry
and its possibilities ior the
He disclosed for "he first time
Aperimeuts vvitVi school children,
which h*- said had convinced him that
>."> per cent of ali "knowledge is tgajB
, : t\i through the eye and :ha* morior.
piciuiv? are iu?) per cent efficient
for its dissemination.
1 hove made a good many ex-1
nerimonts in the line of teaching
children by other methods that*
book," Ms*. Edison toIJ the commission.
"I made ar. experiment
. a ot ol picture U sieh children
chemistry. L sr-.?t fvcix-e children
and ash 1 them to write down
*. they had from th? pictures
1 was amazed that such a complicated
subject as chemistry was
readily grasped h\ them to a large
extent through pic; ares. The parts of
the pictures they did not understand
1 did over and over again until they
finaiiy understood the entire picture"
"What, in your opinion, is the
future growth of the motion picture?"
Mr. Edison was asked.
"I think motion pictures have just
started," he said, "and it is my op'.ItAn
h.anf,- "CM
?.W? VMW>. 1. 10 1.IIVJ (> vaia VUHU1CU
will be taught through pictures and
not through books."
Asked his opinion as to the genera!
influence over the people c? motion
picture films, Mr. Edison said:
"The most
"The motion picture is the most
powerful avenue of informing people
and will increase year to year."
Overheard at a directors meeting;
"While we are sitting here let us see
how we stand on running expenses."
?Boston Transcript.

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