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THE CONCORD TIMES
J. B. SHERRILL, Editor and Publisher
SAYS PRESIDENT
FAVORS FEDERAL
AID FOR FLOODS
Washington, Sept. 19.—OP)—
President Coolidge today was de
clared to be favorable toward the
proiK)sal to make the Mississippi
River flood e'ontrol problem a na
tional responsibUity, by members
of the Tri-State Flood -Control Ex-
Jcutive Committee whiejj called at
;he white house.
GOV. McLEAN GRANTS NINE
PAROLES ON SATURDAY
One Was to Woman Prisoner.—Nine
Applications Were Denied.
The Tribune Bureau
Sir Walter Hotel
Raleigh, Sept. 19.—Nine parolee,
one of them to a woman prisoner, and
one commutation were granted by
Governor A. W. McLean Saturday,
while nine applications for parole were
denied. Among those paroled were
two boys in Lenoir county, Will-.“ So
nny” Davis and Will Hill, less than 16
years old when convicted this spring
and sentenced to a year on the roads
for prostitution. Clara Scratch, also
of Lenoir, convicted of assault with
a deadly weapon, was also paroled,
upon the discovery of new facts and
evidence.
W. F. Blackman, of Guilford coun
ty, sentenced to three years on the
county roads in 1926 for violation of
the prohibition law and for running
a house of more or less.crimson repu
tation, received clemency partly be
cause of his advanced years, and part
ly because he wae convicted along'
with another man who has since been
paroled. Blackman has made a good
record as a prisoner.
Buck Dees and Henry Hunt, of .
Robeson county, who were convicted
of second degree murder in January,
1927, largely on the testimony of a
third defendant who plead guilty and
tutfned state’s evidence, were also re
cipients of paroles. They had been
sentenced to from five to ten years
in prison. Judge M. V. Barnhill, who
tried the case, urged clemency for
these two men, stating that they prob
ably could not have been convicted
without the evidence of the third man,
apd that this man has since signed
affidavits repudiating his evidence, and
completely exonerating Dees and
Hunt.
D. A. &iOfcout,*S£t*h county, eon l
victed of murder in 1924 and sen
tenced to from five to seven years,
and who at the time was a morphine
addict but now believed cured, was
paroled on the recommendation of the
trial judge and solicitor.
Jasper Oldham, Chatham county
youth, convicted in January, 1926, of
housebreaking, won his parole because
facts showed that he had been large
ly influenced by older men. Still
a mere boy, he has an excellent rec
ord. Soon after he started his sen
tence hie wife was killed in an auto
mobile accident while returning from
a vieit to him at the penitentiary.
William Bailey, of Wayne county,
convicted of bigamy in May, 1923,
was paroled, since his wife has since
divorced him and remarried.
The sentence of Wilfong Trott was
commuted from ten to three years.
THE COTTON* MARKET.
Opened Firm Today at Advance of 9
to 18 Points on Buying.
New York, Sept. 19. — UP) —The cot
ton market opened firm today at an
advance of 9 to 18 pointe on buying
promoted by relatively firm Liver
pool cables and reports of unfavor
able weather in the South. December
sold up to 21.65 and March to 21.95
on the early trading, net advances of
24 to 28 points, but considerable hedg
ing supplied the early demand and
prices eased off several points from the
best before the end of the first hour.
Cotton futures opened firm: Oct.
21.10; Dec. 21.48; Jan. 21.52; March
21.85; May 22.04.
Closing Figures.
January 20.67, March 20.96, May
21.18, July 21.00, October 20.30, De
cember 20.66.
THE STOCK MARKET.
Drastic Reaction in Market Today,
Some Prices Breaking 5 to Nearly
15 Points.
New York, Sept. 19. — UP) —A dras
tic reaction took place in today s
stock market. Prices of many of the
recent favorites broke 5 to nearly lo
points in a wave of selling which
engulfed the general list and caused
the first serious setback to the up
ward movement in more than a month.
Industrials were the hardest hit, but
several of the so-called investment
rails were carried down two or three
points in the mad scramble of trad
ers to get out of stocks.
Duke to Play Boston College.
Durham, X. C-» September - 19.
Duke University invades another sec
tion of the country when the Blue
Devils journey to Boston, Mass-, for
a game with the strong Boston Col
lege eleven. Coach James DeHart,
Director of Athletics'' at Duke, an
nounced this morning that October 1,
an opap date an open date on our
schedule, had been filled with the
game with Boston- College at Fenway
Park (the Boston Braves’ sandlot),
Boston, on Saturday October 1. This
wi l be the second game on the Duke
grid card, which open with the Fur
man Hurricane next Friday.
Boston Oollege startled the Eastern
scribes last year by tying the strong
Haske’l Indian eleven at 27 all.
Since the advent of Coach Cavenaugh I
Boston has been sending out stronger
elevens that have grown rapidly in
the eastern loop, and which have
been strong contenders for honors
among the colleges of the East.
IMO STATEMENT
SHOTS ALL SOOTS
OF POLITICAL TALK
McAdoo and E. P. Mere
dith, a Former Cabinet
Member, in New York to
Discuss Politics.
HOPE TO HEAD
OFF GOV. SMITH
Frank O. Lowden Expect
ed to Visit City Soon to
Stop Booms for Hughes
and Secretary Hoover.
New York, Sept. 19. — UP) —Presi-
dential gossip was sizzling in New
York today.
William Gibbs McAdoo, who an
nounced Saturday that he would not
be a Candidates for the Democratic
nomination, was in the city, as well
as Edwin P. Meredith, secretary of
agriculture in the cabinet of Presi
dent Wilson.
Democratic newspapers attributed
their vieit to a desire to head off what I
the papers termed the growing move
ment . for Governor Smith, of New
York.
Announcement that Frank O. Low
den w T ould vieit New York shortly
was interpreted by newspapers as
meaning that he would try to offset
booms for Charles E. Hughes and Her
bert Hoover for the Republican nomi
nation.
In a recent speech, Representative
Hamilton Fish, Jr., of New York, ad
vocated Hughes as the nominee, and
there has been much newspaper dis
cussion of the possibility of a Hughes
and Hoover ticket.
William H. Crawford, national di
rector for Lowden, has wired twenty
Republican leaders in each state of
the country asking “will Mr. Coolidge
be drafted? If not, whom will the
delegates from your state support?
Would they prefer an eastern conserv
ative to a western liberal?”
Craw r ford announced today that 170
replies so far received expressed the
belief that Coolidge would not* be the
Republican nominee and 69 that he
would be. On the strength of prefer
ences expressed from 16 states, Craw
ford made tabulation of convention
delegates showing Lowden far in the
lead.
No Political Significance.
New York, Sept. 19. —C/P)—The New
York Stm today WiHi&rn sr
McAdoo and Meredith nf
Des Moines, one of McAdoo’S lieuteit
ants in the 1924 National Democratic
convention, as saying that their simul
taneous presence here has no political
significance.
MRS. GEORGE E. BROWN IS
DEAD AT ROCKWELL HOME
Funeral Services Tuesday Morning at
9:30 at Home and Interment at the
Lower Stone Church.
Mrs. George E. Brown, aged about
55, died last night at her home in
Rockwell, relatives here have been ad
vised. She had been in ill health for
several months.
Funeral services will be held to
morrow morning at 9 :30 at the home
and interment will follow in the Low
er Stone Church cemetery. Rev. C.
P. Fisher will conduct the services.
Mrs. Brown was a daughter of the
late Lawrence Kluttz and Mrs. Kluttz
of No. 6 township, and her family has
been prominently identified with civic
life in Cabarrus for a number of
years.
Surviving are her mother, husband
and several children.
Nearly every dairyman in Gaston
county either has a silo or will Dulld
one soon. Stave silos are most com
mon.
THE STOCK MARKET
Reported by Fenner & Beane.
■(Quotations at 1:30 P. M.)
Atchison
American Can 62%
Allied Chemical 160%
American Smelting 175%
American Tel. Sf Tel. 170%
Atlantic Coast Line 194%
Allis Chalmers 114%
Baldwin Locomotive 250
Baltimore & Ohio 119%
Bethlehem Steel 61%
Chesapeake & Ohio 194
Chrysler >59%
Corn Products ' 58
Neew York Central 163%
DuPont 334
Erie __ 60
Fleishman 60%
St. Louis-Francis. RR. 112%
General Electric 135%
Gold Dust 56%.
General Motors 268
Houston Oil 141%
Hudson Motors B3
Kenrreeott Copper 75%
Kans. City Sou. Ry. <— 62%
Liggett & Myers 122%
Lorillard 39%
Mack Truck lO2
Mo.-Pacifis l/83
Mo.-Pacific Com. 53%
Montgomery-Ward 7B
Nash Motors 90%
Packard Motors 4l
Pen. RR. 66%
Phillips Pete. 41%
Producers and*Refiners . 24%
Reading RR. __ 114
“B” Key. Tob. Co. 147%
Rock Island RR. 107%
Sears-Roebuek 74%
Southern Ry. 133
Std. Oil of N. J. 39%
■ Sou. Pac. RR. 119%
Studebaker Corp. 58
Tobacco Product# 99
Vicks Chenreal 56
i Westinghouse Elec. Co. 84%
West. Mary. RR. 61%
Yellow Cab and Truck 33%
Wool worth 185%
U. S .Steel ' 154%
Coca-Cola 126%
CONCORD, N. C., MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1927
McADOO DOESN’T CHOOSE TO RUN
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William Gibbs McAdoo, former se^ta^y*of/the treasury,
and son-in-law of late Woodrow Wilson, has wiped his namd
off slate of nominees.
NO UNCHURCH FRESHMEN
AT STATE THIS YEAR
Methodists Lead, Followed By Bap
tists, Presbyterian and Other De
nominations.
The Tribune Bureau,
' Sir Walter Hotel.
Raleigh, Sept. 19. —There are no
unchurch freshmen at State College
this year, a denominational survey
of the v new matriculates indicates-
And despite the fact that the col
lege is almost midway between the
two largest Methodist and Baptist
schools in the state —Duke, at Dur
ham, and Wake Forest —the Method
ist and Baptist denominations pre
dominates at State this year.
The survey of the matriculates in
the Freshmen class to date indicate
that there are 184 Methodists, 169
Baptists, 78 Presbyterian, 17 each of
the Episcopal apd Christian faith, 12 ,
jLutherans and two Catholics.
' The names of the various iresn
men, together with their denomina
tional affiliation or preference, have
been turned over to the various
churches in the city, and the students
have been extended personal invita
tions to attend the services ot, tfte
various denominations.
Special religious services were
held for the Freshmen Sunday night
in Pullen hall, when Dr. W. L. Po
teat, president emeritus of Wake For
est college, delivered the address.
Matriculation of the upperclassmen
will begin Tuesday morning in the
Frank Thompson gymnasium, instead
of in the Basement of the main ad
ministration building, as formerly.
After almost a week spent upon
the already, the freshmen
seem to be well oriented, and much at
home, and it is believed that they will
all be ready for real work when class
es begin this week.
AXEL N. OXHOLM TO
VISIT NORTH CAROLINA
To Attend Sessions of Forestry Asso
ciation ni High Point This Week.
The Tribune Bureau,
# Sir Walter Hotel.
Raleigh, Sept. 19.—The visit of
Axel N. Oxholm, of the U. S. Depart
ment of Commerce next week in *con
nextion with the annual meeting of
the North Carolina Forestry Associa
tion at High Point, September 21-22,
is expected to be one of the main fea
tures of the meeting.
The wood-using manufacturers of
High Point are planning to throw op
en a number of the leading furniture
plants of the South’s leading furni
ture city, not only to the distinguished
guest but to all delegates to the For
estry Convention.
Thursday afternoon will probably
i be devoted to this interesting trip
which will be carried out under the
auspices of a Committee of the South
ern Furniture Association composed
of Mr. A. E. Tate and J. T. Ryan.
Invitations have been received to
have Mr. Oxholm visit plants in
Thomasville and Winston-Salem, as
i well. It is probable that Statesville
and Greensboro will also be included
in this trip. State Forester J. S.
Holmes will represent the Depart
ment of Conservation and Develop
ment.
Mr. Oxholm is Director of the Na
tional Committee on Wood Utiliza
tion and is particularly interested in
the prevention of wood waste, which
is an important form of conservation.
Most of the North Carolina manufac
turers are saving material which 10
years ago was sold for stove wood.
Even cheap table legs are frequently
made of several small pieces of board
securely glued together.
Educational Loan Fund Set Up Sj
New Bern Masons.
Chapel Hill, Sept. 18. —The uni
versity has received from J. A.
Vache, Secretary of the Scottish 1
Right Masons of New Bern, a*check
for SIOO to establish a loan fund ti
be known as the Masonic Theater
Educational Loan Fund of New Bern.
This fund will be added to in the
future and the proceeds of it will be
used as other loan funds of tin
University, according to R. B. House,
Executive Secretary of the Uni
versity.
Out of 381 typewriters used in one
of the departments of the British
Government 379 were manufactured
in the United States.
FARMERS WILL FORM
STATE WIDE ORGANIZATION
American Farm Bureau Federation
Officials Will Be Asked to Do Work.
Raleigh, N. C., Sept. 19-—An invi
tation will be extended the American
Farm Bureau Federation to come to
North Carolina and help to organize
the farmers of the state into one
state-wide farm organization.
This vs the result of the resolution
passed at the last meeting of the
State Farmers’ Convention, followed
by action taken at a meeting held at
State College on August 25, and a de
cision reached at a further meeting
held on Thursday, September 9.
A sub-committee appointed by
Chairman Fred P. Latham of the gen
eral conference worked for several
weeks on its report to the come re nee
on September 9. This sub-committee
iwas headed by Dr. Clarence Poe and.
had studied carefully *ll of the big
national farm organizations as well
m conditions within this state.
The committe expressed its cordial
appreciation of the work done by all
farm organizations. In no way was
its action in selecting the American
Farm Bureau antagonistic to any
other such organization Alli
ance, the Farmers’ Union, the' Grange
or similar federations, but it felt
that the American Farm Bureau
Federation more nearly fulfilled the
requirements of conditions in this
state and for that reason, this nation
al body was selected for application.
The committee also provided for an
organisation committee that will pro
ceed with details of carrying througn
the spirit of the Farm Convention
resolution-. The first quarter of 1928,
from January first to April first, was
designated as “Farm Organization
Quarter” and all organizations, coun
ty agents, home agents, school teach
ers and other interested in the con
tinued welfare of ■ farming in the
State will be asked to take part in the
work.
No organization work will be done
in any community or county until the
local agricultural leaders are eonsult
ed.
Says Klan Is Running State.
(By International News Service)
Mobile, Ala., Sept. 19. —Charges that
the Ku Klux Klan is “gunning” Ala
bama were made here in a speech by
C. Max Rogers, Mobile attorney, rep
resentative to the legislature and for
mer commander of Lamar Y. McLeod
Post No. 3, American Legion.
“We know that the attorney gen
eral is a klansman, a’.though he is to
be highly commended for his recent
prosecution of flogging cases in north
Alabama and his continued efforts in
that direction,” said Mr. Rogers. “The
secretary to the governor admits, or
rather doesn’t deny that he is a mem
ber of the order, and we believe the
governor, the chairman of State
highway and Alabama’s
two United States senators are.
The Ku Klux Klan does norigrant
the accused trial by jury and it is at
war on religion shows discord.
“You saw how the legislature at
tempted to throttle the press a few
weeks ago. I, for one, am not will
ing to turn the state over to a bunch
of scallawags.”
\V. S. Brawn. Granite Quarry Busi
ness Man. Is Dead.
Salisbury, Sept. 17. —W- S. Brown.
75, died today at'his home at Granite
Quarry, death being caused by pneu
monia which developed Friday. Mr.
Brown was a leading citizen of nis
community. For 34 years he engaged
in the mcrchantile business and for 22
years was postmaster of Granite
Quarry. Surviving is the wife and
six .children, the latter being I. S. and
J, A. Brown and Mrs. J. P. Rexler, of
Salisbury, R. M. and Charles Brown,
of Granite Quarry and Mrs- u. G.
Witt, of Mt. Airy. The funeral takes
place Sunday afternoon at Granite
Quarry.
Fair Weather For Oiarlotte Races.
Charlotte, Sept. 19.—04*)—Bright
sunshiny weather greeted the throngs
here today for the automobile races
at the Carolina Speedway. While it
was warm, the heat was not nearly
6o intense as during the last two
weeks, and it gave promise of com
fort for spectators and less danger to
drivers from possible blowouts i>n the
overheated boards.
CHARLOTTE ICC.\ 1
FOR RACE GOERS; |
WEATHER PERFECT
At Noon Infield and Stands
Were Slowly Filling.—
Hundreds Expected to
See the Three Races. %
AMATEURRACE
IS OF INTEREST
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Stock Sars Will Race Next i
and Then Will Come the
75-Mile Grind by Some i
of Most Noted Drivers.
Charlotte, Sept. 19— UP) —The great
bowl of the Carolina Speedway today
was the mecca of automobile racing
enthusiasts of the southern states, <
when the largest field of famous rac
ing drivers ever to appear in the con
test here completed Last minute prep
aration for the day’s program of high
speed and stock car races.
The crowd in the infield was rela
tively large at noon but the two great
grandstands were filling only slowly.
The only excitement of the late morn
ing was furnished when Wade Mor
ton, noted speed pilot, sent a stock
car around the boards in several fast
sprints.
A group of officials of the speedway
and the American Automobile Asso
ciation held a series of formal con
ferences with the drivers of the high
speed races and the stock cars.
Early in the afternoon a report
gained currency that Wade Morton’s
speedy stock car might not be per
mitted to enter the 75-tnile stock car
race, because of technical reasons. No
official of the contest board would
comment on the report, and Morton
on’.y would admit he was engaged in
a series of informal conferences with
, the American Auto Association offi
. cials and Howard Blanchard, of New
York, chairman of the technical com
mittee.
From the press box a constant
stream of automobiles could be seen
moving through distant gates of the
speedway, and occasionally it was hur
ried with the arrival of one of the
highly tuned up small cars entered
•in the free for all ten-mile event for
amateur divers, which was the first
contest on the dajj’s program.
BRANDON AND HEFLIN
WILL BATTLE FOR SEAT
Governor Brando* V\ , Ul,Bkt*r Sena
torial Race Unless Others Enter
Also. * -j
Montgomery, Alt., September IK**—
(IN s>—ProspMfs \ spirited cam
paign. 1 William
W. Brandon, of * ,1 24 for Underwood”
fame, and Senator som Heflin, for the
senator’s present seat, have brightened
with the announcement of the former
governor that if only two are
entered in the race, he will be a
candidate.
The * former governor has already
told newspapermen that he would like
to run against Senator Heflin in a
“head and head” race.
“I will be a candidate for Senator
Heflin’s seat in the . United States
senate if he and I are the only candi
dates,” “Bill” Bradon said. * <
Senator Heflin, on the other hand,
has already made a sharp dig at Mr.
Bradon. In a recent speech at Abbe
ville, the Senator charged that “Bill”
and other members of the Alabama
delegation to the last Democratic na
tional convention aided and abetted
Governor A1 Smith, of New York, in
voting for the passage of the resolu
tion which would have caused a de
nunciation of the Ku Klux Klan to
appear in the Democratic platform.
The people of Alabama have been,
stirred by the prospect of a race be
tween Senator Heflin and Mr. Bran
don while in poltical circles the mat
ter is causing much comment,
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ONE KILLED, ANOTHER
HURT IN ACCIDENT
Herman Forbes is Dead and Johnson
Riggs in Hospital Following Acci
dent.
Elizabeth City, N. C., Sept. 19-
UP)—Herman Forbes, 30, of Old Trap,
Camden County, is dead, and Johnson
Riggs, of Old Trap, is ba<jly injtired,
as a result of an automobile accident
at Currituck Courthouse yesterday,
according to information received here
today.
The automobile driven by Riggs left
the road on a sharp curve. Riggs
today was believed to be out of dan
ger, although at first it was believed
he was internally injured.
Details of the accident are meager.
The men were taken to the home of
Dr. W. 11. Cowell, near Shawhoro.
and first .aid admifiistered. Forbes
died less than two hours after the ac
cident.
Forbes will be buried at Old Trap
this afternoon.
METHODISM GAINING IN
THE TWO CARO LINAS
Bishop Mouzon Points Out Healthy
Increase in Membership—Criticises
Press Report*.
Charlotte, Sept. 17.—The Method
ist Spiscopal Church, South, of the
Carolinas, is not losing members but
on the contrary is experiencing an en
couraging growth in membership de
spite what may have been said an.l
written to the contrary, according to
Bishop Edwin D. Mouzon, head of
the church in the two states.
The Western North Carolina con
ference last year had a net gain of
2,221 members, and,the Eastern con
ference gained 1,259, according to fig
ures givdta out by Bishop Mouzon.
The upper region of South Carolina
made a net gain of 1.468 and the
lower section 610 members.
Recent newspaper editorials apd
statesments indicating loss in mem
bership were criticsed by Bishop
i ’ Mouzon.
$2.0 r ear, Strictly in Advance
WHAT’S A BROKEN NECK
TO LEGION CONVENTION?
(By International News Service)
Memphis, Tenn., Sept. 19.
What’s a little thing like a broken
neck when the American Legion is
holding a convention in gay Paris?
4 That’s exactly what J. H. Mc-
Kinney, formed United States navy
operator, wants to know. He left
for Paris a few days ago, taking
his wife, a pretty nurse, along to
, look after him.
The former navy man received
a broken neck several weeks ago
when he dived into a lake in Ar
kansas where the water was too
shallow. He has been in the Bap
tist hospital here since the acci
dent.
POLITICAL OBSERVERS AMAZED
AT THE INTEREST SHOWN
Speakership Contest Already Opened.
—Formal Announcement Causes
Surprise. . .
Tribune Bureau
Sir Walter Hotel.
By J. C. BASKERVILL.
Raleigh, Sept. 19.—Although ac
costomed to long-distance candidacies
and political prognostications that ex
tend a period of years, Raleigh
political observers have been none the
less somewhat surprised at the in
tensity with which the speakership
contest for the 1929 general assembly
has already opened. Especially is this
true in view of the fact that both a
presidential and gubernatorial election
must intervene before the next meet
ing of the general assembly.
So it was that there wa*k.a ripple
of surprise at the formal announce
ment made last week by A. H.
“Sandy” Graham of Orange county,
that he would be an active candidate
for the speakership in 1929. And this
ripple was increased perceptibly later
in the week with an equally formidable
announcement by Harry Nettles of
Buncombe county, that he would be
a candidate for the speakership as
well.
Os course, it had been known since
the last session of the general assembly
that the speakership race would
ably be between Graham* Nettles and
T. G. Gold of High Point, and it has
been generally understood since that
they would be ~ candidates. But it
was hardly expected that the actual
contest would get under way so far
in advance of the convening of the
next general assembly,'
But .now the contest is on in full
force, and the battle lines drawn.
And only the formal statement from
T. J. Gold and his backers are needed
to make the race one of the hottest
three cornered political flights in many
years. And this statement may be
expected at any time, for friends of
Gold say that he has no intention of
abdicating the field to either Graham
or Nettles.
As far as georgraphical claims go,
it is generally admitted that Nettles
would seem to have the best title to
the speakership in 1929. These claims
were stressed strongly in the an
nouncement made by -Judge J. D.
Murphy of Asheville, who is the
spokesman for those supporting Net
tles. For in addition to Nettles long
experience, Judge Murphy said :
“It is conceded that, in accordance
with an unbroken custom that has
become a sort of unwritten law, the
west is entitled to the speakership in
the next general assembly. In the
last 25 years the Piedmont has had
six speakers of the house —Dowd and
Pharr of Mecklenburg, Grier of Ire
dell, Murphy of Rowan and Graham
and Brummitt of Granville. But the
great mountain counties, of which
Buncoipbe is the central and most
populous and the county with the
largest Democratic majority in North
Carolina, have had, since ‘the time
whereof the memory of man runneth
not to the contrary,’ only one speaker,
Walter Moore of Jackson county, who
served in 1900.
“The sentiment is strong and just
that the next speaker should come
from the great and growing and long
unrepresented mountain section, and
from Buncombe, the banner Demo
cratic county in North Carolina,”
Judge Murphy’s letter concludes.
strong support will be
given both to Graham and Gold, with
the likelihood that the majority of the
Piedmont counties will throw their
support to Graham, while Gold wilK
drayr his strength heavily from the
east, it is believed. _ Borne are inclim
ed to think, though, that having two'
candidates from the same section—one
from Orange and one from Guilford —
will- tend to weaken the strength of
both.
But the Nettles candidacy seems to
have the advantage of getting off to
an earlier and better organized start
than either others, since it has
been announced that Judge Murphy
will act as his campaign manager in
the west, while his campaign in the
east will be managed by Dr. J.' Y.
Joyner, of Raleigh, fromer state su
perintendent of public instruction, and
who is the uncle of Mr. Nettles.
At any rati, ml of this indicates
that interest in state politics is re
viving, and that there is going to
be plenty of state political activity,
as well as national, in the next year
and a half.
August Found to Be Coldest Yet on
Record-
Raleigh, Sept. 17.—The Month of
August was the coldest August ou
record in North Carolina the monthly
report of the United States Weather
Bureau today declared. September
may be the hottest.
August 1926 was the warmest *n
twenty years but last montlf the tem
peratures were mostly below normal
except during the short periods of
August 6-9 and August 11-17. The
monthly mean, from report of 67 sta
tions was 72.8. degrees or 2.7 degrees
below normal. At Mount Mltchcli
August 27 it was 38 degree abova
aero.
Win Observe “Girls Week.”
Cleveland, Tenn.,. Bept. 19.—(INS)
—All of Tennesse will join in observ
ing “Girls’ Week” October 2-8, ac
cording to reports here. Many pro
grams of various kinds have been
planned for tbe glorification of girla
during the week.
PLANES ARRIVE IH
BELLEFONTE. PENN.
IN BIG HR DERBY
Plane Piloted by A. M.
Banks First to Reach a
Stopping Place.—One
Forced to Make Landing
CROSS COUNTRY
RACE OBJECT
Planes Halted Only Long
Enough to Take on Fuel
and Make Such Repairs
as Were Necessary.
Bellefonte, Pa., Sept.’ 19.— (/P)
The Pitcairn Fleetwing piloted by A.'
M. Banks, of Philadelphia, was the
first of twenty-five light commercial
planes in the cross-country aviation
derby to complete the first leg of its
journey today. It arrived here at
9:27. One minute and a half latei
the Waco 10, piloted by C. W. Mypns,
alighted on the field here. Meyeri
apparently lost his bearings en route
from Roosevelt Field as he came tp
the flying field from the west instead
of from the east. Meyers took the
lead by taking off at 9 :35, after tak
ing on gasoline and oil.
According to word received here,
the Monocup piloted by V. L. Rob
erts came down at Nefoundland, N.
J., due to cqmpass trouble.
The third plane to arrive was Pilot
Leslie Millers Eagle Rock which ar
rived at 9 :39 3-4. Miller took off at
9:47, in second place.
Pilot Eugene Detmer brought his
Traveler down at 9:51.
An Eagle Rock plane piloted by
J. S. Charles, of Aichmond, Va., land
ed at 9 :45.
Pilot E. C. Knapp's Waco, among
the last to leave Roosevelt field, ar
rived here at 10.01, and left again
in ten minuses.
A wireless report received here
said three planes were down at Home
town. They were: the Hess Blue
bird, piloted by E. W. Fleet; the
Waco 10, piloted by A. W. Stephen
son ; and the Pilot Sadowsky’s Swal
low.
The last two planes to leave Roose
velt field arrived at almost the namt
instant. .They were Jack Ashgraft
in his Townada aircraft ship at 10 :19,
and Pilot Nemo B ack, of Chicago, ifi
a Laird machine at 10 :20.
25 Off Fur Spokane.
Roosevelt Field, N. Y„ Sept. ID.
(A*) —Twenty-five light commercial
planes took off on the first leg. of a
cross country flight to Spokgne,
Wash., this morning. The start was
made at 6 :01 Eastern Standard Time,
and by 6:32 a. m. the last starter
had left.
A total distance of 2,350 miles lay
ahead of the racers, wjjose planes
were officially designated aft Class B,
of a type capable of carrying one pas
senger and a pilot.
TO CONTINUE STUDY
OF BEACH OF STATE
Surveys Have Been Completed at
Wrightsville and Carolina Beaches.
Raleigh, Sept. 19.—Further plans
for the intensive study of beach
erosing along the North Carolina coast
will be made this week when Thorn
dyke Saville, bead of the'water re
sources division of the Department of
Conservation and Development will
spend some time in Morehead City
conferring with Capt. J. A. Nelson,
fisheries commissioner, and J. H.
Holmes, state forester, concerning the
survey and certain beach studies which
have already been undertaken along
the coast.
One field party which has just com
pleted surveys, at Wrightgville and
Carolina beaches, near Wilmington,
moved to the vicinity of Morehead City*
September 15. This first 'party will'
be joined this week by another party
which has been mapping White Lake
in Bladen county. This is one of the
' state-owned lakes es which- White
Lake,' Waecamaw and Black Lake
comprise the bigger ones. All of the
work is beind done under the direction
of the water resources division of the
department.
During the past week, Dr. Seville,
chief hydraulic engineer in charge of
all these projects, was in Boston,
where, he delivered a paper before the
New England Waterworks Associa
tion. He also stopped in Baltimore
to attend the meeting of the Atlantic
Deeper Waterways Association, as the
representative of the department of
conservation and development.
On his return to this state, Dr.
Seville expects to stop at Virginia
Beach to inspect a sea wall that is
being constructed there, following
which he will proceed to Morehead
City for the conference there this
week. In addition to the beach studies
being made there, the engineers of the
water resouces division are mapping
the Fort Macon Park for the forestry
division.
Million Dollar Slander Suit.
New York, Sept. 19. —04*1—Max
Phillips, president of the Phillips-
Jones Co., collar manufacturers, to
day etarted a $1,000,600 slander suit
against Bernard K. Marcus.* presi
dent of the Bank of the United States
and five members of the Berg Detec
tive Agency. Philips charged that
the defendants tried to prevent his
gaining knoldedge of tbe financial
conditions of the bank by causing his
arrest on a Mann Act charge.
fOTHEB
Mostly cloudy with local thunder
showers this afternoon or tonight in
east' portion ; cooler tonight. Tues
day generally fair, cooler in extreme
eaat portion,
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