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Governor McLean Will Be
Chairman and Two Rowan
Men Will Have Places on
WALTER MURPHY /
Republican Member Will Be
Named Later Under Bill
Passed by the Assembly
Four Years Ago.
Raleigh, Jan. 0 (By the Associated
Press).—The State budget commission
for the next two years will be composed
of Governor McLean, chairman; Walter
Woodson, of Salisbury, chairman of the
Senate appropriations committee; P. H.
Williams, of Elizabeth City, chairman of
the Senate finance committee; Walter
\ Murphy, of Salisbury, chairman of the
House appropriations committee; N. A.
Townsend, of Dunn, chairman of the
House finance committee, and n Republi
can to be appointed by Governor Mc-|
Lean. The only new member will be
The budget! commission is made up of
four ex-officio members, namely, the gov
ernor who is chairman, and the chairmen
of the House and Senate committees on
finance and appropriations. Until 1021
ail were ex-officio members. At that
session, however, a bill was passed giv
ing the minority party representations.
The budget commission makes esti
mates of all appropriations nnd submits
them to the general assembly for guid
ance when appropriation bills come up
Would Repeal Law Exempting Foreign
Stocks From Taxation.
Raleigh. Jan. !) (By the Associated
Press). —A bill to repeal the law exempt
ing foreign stocks from taxation in
North Carolina was introduced in the
House of Represeutatives this morning
by Representative King, of Guilford
County. It was referred to the commit
tee on finance.
The law exempting foreign stocks from
•taxation was enacted after a bard fight
in the 1923 session of the Legislature.
on* of the center* of interest si thin ses
sion on account of the agitation that has.
been going on throughout the state for
months centering about the 1023 meas
Both the House and Senate convened
this morning at 11 o'clock. The Senate
session lasted but seven minutes and that
of the House only ten minutes longer.
Both bouses then recessed until 11:55
when they met in joint session to* re
ceive Governor Morrison, and after the
governor's speech adjournment was taken
until 11 n. m. tomorrow.
Only two minor measures were intro
duced in the Senate, and three commit
tees were announced, but in the house
twelve new bills were presented.
SQUALOR AMIDST WEALTH.
Aged Man and Daughter Had Riches
While Living in Squalid Rooms.
Hoboken, N. J-, Jan. 9.—Gold, jewel
ry, bank books, deeds nnd bonds, with
a total value of more than SIOO,OOO,
were found tonight by the police in the
dilapidated house at No. 123 Madison
street, where Mary Zunjno, 50 years
old, fought, three policemen early today
in an attempt to prevent the removal
of the body of her father, John B.
Zunino. 85 years old, who had died a
few hours before.
The Zuninoe had been living in ex
treme poverty in two rooms of the four
story brick shack. Their only light and
heat came from a lamp and two candles.
The police described the rooms as the
most unsanitary living quarters ever
found in Hoboken.
In one of the rooms the police found
a can containing $65 in gold coins. Hid
den nearby was a large quantity of
valuable jewelry. Deeds of three large
Hoboken tenements, bank books is
sued by New York city banks, liberty
bonds and other securities, were also
Zunino became ill last night and the
daughter sent for Father Oamiias, of
St. Francis Church, who administered
thd last rites and reported the case to
the police. When Patrolman Moller ap
proached the house he found it dark and
the door barred. The other patrolmen
were Bent to aid him and together the
three battered down the outside door.
They were forced to knock A down
another door before they could Teach
the Zulnnoe’ living quarters. Then they
fought with the daughter to remove the
body of the man, lying on a small cot
covered with old and dirty blankets.
Godetto Given 84* Years on Roads.
(By the Associated Press.*
New Bern, N. C., Jan. 9.—John God
ette, negro, who yesterday was convicted
of manslaughter in connection with the
death of Edna Williams, 12 year old
school girl who re ran over with his auto-
mobile, today was sentenced to five years
on the county roads. Counsel for the con
victed man bad previously Stated there
would be no appeal.
Francis E. Pope CaUlfcd to Testify for
Chicago, Jan. 9 (By the Associated
Press). —Francis E. Pope, of Spokane,
Wash., a cousin of former President
Harding, was called as a witness for
the defense .today in the Forbes-Thomp
son Veterans Bureau conspiracy trial. He
denied he had ever been offered $1,000,-
000 by contractors “as a bribe to help
influence the eale of the government’s
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THE FUTURE OF NORTH
CAROLINA’S ROAD PROGRAM
, The Legislature Seems to Be in Favor
of Continuing It.
IBr the Associated Press.* •
Raleigh, Jan. 9.—The future ot North
Carolina's road program depends on what
action in this respect is taken by the
general assembly during the present ses
sion. • . . 4
Four years ago. $50,()00.00 was made
available for road building. In 1923,
the general assembly added fifteen millions
to this amount and, with the federal and
amounts paid in by counties, approxi
mately $80,000,000 has been spent on
North Carolina'? roads during the past
A system of connecting county seats
and hard, surfacing main arteries of trav
el has been put into operation under
Commisioner Frank Page and Highway
Engineer Charles M. Upham but the en
tire system is far from complete.
The State highway commission, how
ever. has announced that it will not re
quest or recommend an additional bond
issue for road purposes and further that
it will not make any recommendations
of any kind to the legislature. This is
carried out in the biennial report of the
commission which is simply on account of
the roads which have been built, the
money which has been spent in each
county and a resume of the laws under
which the body has operated. Nothing
is requested; nothing is recommended .
Local officialdom sees in this attitude
of the highway commission an intention
to let the record speak for itself. If
the State program of road building as
carried out under the Page administra
tion la approved, then the belief about
the eapitol is that -additional funds will
The commission has announced thnt it
will be ready to furnish complete infor
mation to any and all legislators upon
request and that it has ready informa
tion concerning the future road build
ing program to give to those who wish i
to mdke nse of ot'Rl’ft-aflitag RgMathnw
A general belief exists at the eapitol
that a bill will be introduced early in
the session to provide a bond issue for
road building. The amount has been
mentioned as ranging from $20,000,000
to $85,000,000. Unless this money is
forthcoming the road buolding program
will be halted except for whnt ean be
accomplished by- the use of funds turned
over to the commission by the auto li
cense department and such amounts as
are paid into the state road funds by
the counties. A major portion of this,
however, will be necessary for the main
tenance of the present system of roads.
During the fiscal year ended June 30,
1924, the commission received from the
auto license department approximately
eight million dollars. During the first
six months of the present fiscal year the
commission has received from this source
approximately six millions, indicating a
total collection on this direction of more
than ten millions by the end of the fis
cal year. The greatest collections us
ually come in the first three months of
the fiscal year.
Numerous members of both the House
and Senate have indicated that they are
in favor of continuing the road building
EDWARD M. MORGAN
DEAD IN NEW YORK
Was Postmaster General of New York
City For About 17 Years.
(By (he AnanKM Preset
New York, Jan. 9. —Edward M. Mor
gan, once described by Postmaster Gen
eral New as “the best known postmaster
in the world,” died today as the result
of an operation for appendicitis perform
ed last Monday.
He had spent more than fifty years in
the postal service, and except for a short
interval had been postmaster general of
New York City for the paHt seventeen
years. He was 60 years old and was
bom in Marshal, Mich.
Mr. Morgan leaves his wife and three
daughters, one of whom is Mrs. J. Fry
Nounan, of Nashville, Tenn., t
Chao. H. Wells Bend.
(By ue Awoclutefl Preaa..
Washington, Jan. 9. —Chas. H. Wells,
leader of the American group taken from
"Wrangell Island by a soviet transport,
is dead at yiadivostock, the State de
partment was informed today.
Lewis Beaver, well known and highly
respected citizen, who lived near Rock
well, died at his home Thursday night.
Mr. Beaver was about 70 years of age,
and wag well known throughout Rowan
. and Cabarrus counties. Funeral services
were held this afternoon at 3 o’clock at
! Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Rowan
Salisbury M Y”
Saturday, January 10
AT H. S. GYM
Come See a Real Good Game
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CONCORD, N. C., FRIDAY, JANUARY 9, 1925
i DEEMS IS JKE
| IN NORTH CAROUDA
Nominates Colonel Isaac M.
Meekins to Be Judge of the
Federal Court in Eastern
Colonel Meekins Has Served
Federal Government Be
fore, and Is Prominent In
His Party in the State.
IIIy (be AuortnM Pres*.*
Washington, D. C., Jan. 9.—lsaac M.
Meekins was nominated by President
Coolidge today to be Federal. Judge for
the Eastern District of North Ca-.olina.
Meekins was the republican candidate
for Governor in North Carolina at the
November election aud one of the three
men urged for the vacancy in the east
ern district of that state. His nomina
tion brings to an end a spirited contest
between supporters of the various candi
dates, the President having conferred
with three separate groups j*f North Car
olina republicans regarding the nomina
Mr. Meekins formerly was connected
with the office of tile Federal alien prop
erty custodian, and his nomination was
approved by Senator Simmons, of North
TO FASCISTI REMAINS
Conditions In Italy Uncertain, According
to Views Expressed by Newspapers.
Rome, Jan. i) (By the Associated
Press). —Signs were not wanting today
that the Aventine opposition to the fas
cisti despite its action yesterday in de
claring for continued abstention from
parliamentary participation might after
all put in an appearance in the chamber
when that body meets next Monday.
Both the Giornale D’ltalia and the
Sereno, two of the leading opposition
newspapers, reflect the apparently grow
ing idea that the opposition will remain
sterile so long as it limits itself to writ
ten protests, such as the lengthy one is
sued yesterday without any tangible ac
tion to eenfront the B'.-fi'i-trtßent Arith Its
accusations. ••<■ ■ “
The Sereno declares the retreat of the
Aventine opposition has produced the de
sired effect and that the time how has
come for action; that the country must
have*placed before it the alternative of
fascism and anti-fascism with the electors
passing judgment. To bring this about
the newspaper declares, the opposition
must re-enter the chamber.
This statement, which is believed to
have been authorized by the opposition
leaders, is taken to mean not only the
l-eturu of the Aventine absentees to par
liament, but the determination of the op
position to fight desperately in the next
general elections. Doubts now are ex
pressed in opposition quarters, however,
as to the possibility of holding the elec
tions before next fall.
END OF ITS DUTIES
President’s Commission to Assist Live
stock Industry Hears Various Speak
(By the Associated Press.)
Washington, Jan. 9.—Nearing the end
of its deliberations on methods of assist
ing livestock industry, the President’s
agricultural commission had arranged to
hear today the views of the National
Council of the Farmers’ Co-operative
Marketing Association as represented by
a special committee.
Orderly marketing of cattlemen's prod
ucts is one of the phases of the industry
being considered by the commission which
expects to draw up its recommendations
by the end of the week.
The National Council has recorded it
self as opposed to any sort of govern
mental aid or subsidy for co-operative
LEO KORETZ, SWINDLER,
DIES IN ILLINOIS PRISON
Had Served But 34 Days of Sentence of
From Onj to Ten Years.
(By the Associated Press.)
Statesville. 111., Jan. 9.—Leo Koretz.
$2,000,000 Byano oil bubble swindler,
paid his debt to society when he died in
the state penitentiary hospital here last
night, 34 days after he started a sen
tence of one to ten years.
The man whose chief victims were rel
atives and friends, died alone. Three
brothers and a t son heard the news of his
death in the warden’s office, and his wife
whon) he left destitute when he fled with
hundreds of thousands of dollars, arrived
too late to see him' alive. .
War Deportment Appropriation Bill in
(By the Associated Press*
Washington, D. C., Jan. 9.—The war
department appropriation bill, still has
the right of way today in the House, with
the McFadden banking bill the next or
der of business.
Lengthy discussion of provisions for
the National Guard and organized re
serves upset plans to dispose of the army
Thatcher Appointed Federal Judge.
| (By tie Associated Press.)
" Washington, D. C., Jan. 9.—Thomas
D. Thatcher was nominated by President
Coolidge today to be Federal judge of the
southern district -of New York. He will
fiH the vacancy created ,by the .elevation
of Judge Learned Hand’to the Court.pt
<■ fiew Bust of_Wilson
I m . - :
This new bust of Woodrow Wilson is tin; work of Bryant Baker Now
York sculptor. He is shown putting the finishing touches on his work.
THE COTTON MARKET
Apart From Opening Decline of 8 to 10
Points, the Market Ruled Steady To
(By the Associated Press.)
New York. Jan. 9^—Apart from an
opening decline of 2" to 10 points, due
to easier Liverpool cables, the cotton mar
ket ruled very steady in the first hour,
and advanced to 24.26 for May contracts,
or 8 points above the previous close.
The chief strength, however, was in
October, which sold at 23.1*4. or 12
points net higher on buying for local
and Liverpool accounts, due to dry weath
er conditions in western Texas. The
strength of the stock market and higlier
Sterling exchange promoted local cover
ing in the fact of general rains over the
Central and Eastern hijts and Fall Riv
er priifc cloth suies'tf/Saiy 25,000 pieees
for the week. Southern spot news con
Opening prices were: January 23.45;
March 23.80; Mn.v 24.15; July 24.30;
With Our Advertisers.
Fisher's January. Clearance Sale begins
tomorrow, rain or shine. Get ready to,
share in the good things. |
Parker’s Shoe Store is offering some |
big values in men's, women’s, and eliil- j
dren's shoes, today. Saturdny and Mon- 1
day. Prices range from $2.45 to $4.95.'
Values up to $6.95. |
Do you need money ¥ See ad. of the
weekly payment loan department of the
Citizens Bank and Trust Co.
The 1925 Christmas Club of the Citl-.
zens Bank and Trust Co. is still open. I
You will find a big lot of week-eud
specials in ladies’ and misses’ coats at
Efird’s. Prices from $lO to $25.
You will find Efird's Beauty Shoppe a
modern one" in all its appointments. |
You will find all kinds of sweetening at
Cline & Moose's, molasses, honey, sor
ghum, sugar, etc. They deliver, too.
Elizabeth Arden toilet preparations at
Gibson Drug Store.
The J. C. Penney Company always
strives to serve on the basis of the Golden
Rule, the principles upon which all its
stores are founded.
The I’arks-Belk Company carries a
complete'line of'notions, and when yon
are in a hurry to shop you ean find al
most anything there you want. Their
, 5-cent department is particularly attrac
tive. Read their big ad. on page two
today for a list of some of the many
, smaller offerings they have for you.
A. SI. McDonald Testifies.
Chicago, Jan. 9 (-By-the Associated
Press). —A. M. McDonald, Seattle ship
builder, testified iu the Veterans Bu
reau conspiracy trial today that lie had
invited Francis E. Pope, a cousin of
former President Harding, to participate
in a syndicate formed in 1921, to pur
chase the government Wartime wooden
The United States government pays
. slightly more than ten cents for each
meal served soldiers. Three meals for
. each soldier cost the army 31.65 cents.
H OUR 1925
|g CHRISTMAS SAYINGS CLUB j
111 is still open
£ WE INVITE YOU HI JOIN
VANITY OF FLAPPERS BRINGS
PROSPERITY TO ENGLISH MILLS
Artificial Silk Mills' Are Doing Fsne Bus
iness at Present.
(By (he Associated Press.*
London, Jan. 9.—The little shop girls
of Ireland are responsible f?r a boom in
the artificial silk trade that is one of
the bright spots in the business life of
these isles. i
The manufacturers of n new process i
of weaving artificial silk materials, an
indus'ry start"d long before the war, are
now banking fa*ted dividends because the 1
girls iu the si,m s and offices, ami even ."
schools, are no longer content to wear the
cotton stockings and cotton b’auscs which :
they displayed before nnd throughout the 1
war. That; aptitude for style changing 1
which in America could make and unmake !
flapper, fashions, overnight,. pauie*.J
in England, and a year or s > ago the Eng- 1
lish girls fpund thnt much of their social '
standing was based upon silk stockings.
The manufacturers of the artificial silk
then reopened tiieir mills, closed by post 1
war dormancy, and have kept the factor- 1
ies working overtime producing stockings, 1
blouses and other similar articles. The 1
artificial silk trade has grown until now
[most of the loir; established woolen a:ij '
intton spinning firms nre l.rjduiang ar- ‘
Iticiai silk of son-e sort. Merlitnery fur
junking artificial silk garments and nov
, cities is being invented and marketed dai
1 Since the war factories for producing ■
the synthetic silks have been established
at Bury, Nelson, Peterborough and Gol
| The industry has spread also to India,
where artificial silk shawls, headdres.-es
and cloths are being produced with eveu '
a more luxurious gloss and feathery soft- ■
ness than real silk.
' ACTION ON NOMINATION
OF STONE IS DEFERRED
Sub Committee Held Secret Hearing
But Would Give Out No Facts Now.
(By (he A •sectored Preaa*
Washington, Jan. 9.—Action 'on the
nomination of Attorney General Stone to
succeed Associate Justice McKenna on
the supreme court was deferred today by
a Seate judiciary sub committee after a
Statements were heard from several
persons whose identity was not disclosed.
Chuirman Sterling refused to discuss the
“We do not care to say at this time
who was heard,” the chairman said.
Sitting with Chairman Sterling at the
hearing were Senators Butler, Republi
can, of Massachusetlts, and Overman,
Democrat, of North Carolina.
Cannot Agree in Corcoran Case.
(By the Aaaoc-lated Press.*
Boston. Jam 9.—After forty-eight
hours deliberation, the jury trying Wil
liam J. Corcoran, former district attor
ney of Middlesex county, and three otli
! ers on charges of conspiracy tot extort
$50,000 from Victor A. Searles, of Bos
' ton, today reported a disagreement in
respect to Corcoran, and William J.
Hartnett, another defendant.
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SERIOUS MATER TO DISOBEY
THE ORDER OF THE COURTS
Twq Farmers Violated an Injunction
Against Them by N. C. Cotton Grow
(By the Associated Preaa.)
Raleigh, Jan. 9.—“lt is a very serious
matter to disobey the orders of the
court,” remarked Judge F. A. Daniels,
in passing judgment against John R.
Jones and D. C. Barbour, two farmers
who live near Clayton, in Johnston
county, and who were in contempt of
court by reason of having violated an in
junction issued against them by the
North Carolina Cotton Growers’ Co-op
The beginning of the litigation was in
October, 1923, when suits were brought
against John It. Jones and D. C. Bar
bour and injunctions issued prohibiting
them from selling or disposing of the
cotton grown on their farms to any other
parties than the Cotton Growers’ Co
operative Association. Both of these
men violated the injunctions and the as
sociation took the matter up with Judge
At tlie hearings held in the contempt
proceedings, Mr. Jones contended that lie
had not produced or owned any cotton
since the original injunction was served
on liim, but that his farming had been
conducted by his wife and family and in
tile name of iiis wife. Mr. Barbour
contended that he no longer prouced cot
ton for himself h»t that lie worked for
wages during the year 1924, and that
tlie crop dih not belong to him but to
the landowner. On the other hand," the
Cotton Growers’ Co-operative ‘ Associa
tion took the position that both the de
fendants produced and owned cotton and
that the alleged rental and working .ar
rangements were set forth merely to
evade the terms of the marketing agree
ment nnd the orders of the court.
At the conclusion of the hearing Judge
Daniels found it to be a fact that each
of the defendants had violated the in
junctions and were in contempt of court.
In his usual sympathetic but firm man
ner, he said that he disliked very much
t« be compelled to sentence, any mam to
a term in jail but that the welfare ( jof,
the community demanded, that all peq
j»l»mbey jaws, and..tte.orders .oi.the
court. AtternavmgympreßlSt u|w>rf'T>o¥ft
of the defendants thO importance of this
principle, he fined each of them SSO and
the costs, and sentenced each man to
serve fifteen days in jail with the proviso
that the jail sentence would be suspend
ed if the defendants paid the fines and
costs within thirty days.
LOUD DOUBLE-BREASTED VESTS
AND PLAITED TROUSERS DUE
Clothing Designers Sees Strong Ten
dency to Return to “Peg Tops” of
20 Years Ago.
Chicago. Jan. 9.—The Prince of
Wales will continue to 'set the fashions
for men in 1925 in the way of wearing
apparel, G. F. Serak, an official of tlie
International Association of Clothing
Designers, told the convention of that
The comfortable, loose-fitting, form
less English sack suit will be worn and
tendency will be toward broader should
ers, elimination of the waistline, and bag
gier trousers with cuffs, he said.
The young men who go somewhat to
the extreme will wear plaited trousers,
with a one-button sack coat and a
Conservatism in colors will be forgot
ten for a season or two, Mr. Serak pre
dicted. and gray with here and there
touches of London lavender will pre
Referring to the broader shoulders,
the speaker said: “I wouldn’t ventuxe
to predict we are coming back to the ex
tremes of 20 years ago—-the. massive
football shoulders and pegtop trousers.
Bud styles repeat themselves, so who
TOKIO DISTURBED BY
SERIES OF EARTHQUAKES
First Recorded at # a. m. and Last at
S p. m.—Many Persons Fled From
Tokid, Jan. 9 (By the Associated
Tress). —Tokio was disturbed today by a
series of earthquakes of high severity,
the first of which rocked the city at 6
a. m. The last trembler this afternoon
came at 3 o’clock, and caused many per
sons to leave their homes.
Mount Aso, a volcano, located 000
miles southwest of here, has been in erup
tion since Tuesday, and is emitting ashes,
causing damage to the farms at its base.
Vance County to Continue Health Work.
v y the A aaoclnted Preaa.*
Henderson, .Tan. 9.—Vance county will I
continue to lend,aid to the health work
being carried on within its bounds, it
was decided by the county board of com
missioners at their monthly meeting.
Sliarlug the expenses of the health op
erations in the county, tlie board appro
priated $3,000 for this purpose. The
State, it was stated, will furnish $2,500
and the city of Henderson will furnish
“Kid” McCoy Sentenced.
Los Angeles, Calif., Jan. B. Kid
/ McCoy, ex-prize fighter, convicted of
manslaughter here last week in Connec
tion with the death last August of Mrs.
Theresa W. Mors, was sentenced today
to from X to 10 years' in San Quentin
The bureau of appointment of Tale
finds that 1,354 students last year earned |
$382,200—an average of not far from*
• S3OO apiece. <
9 TODAY’S 9
9 NEWS m
© TODAY «
! IPUHE SHOALS
Having Defeated the Norris
Plan for Government Op
eration the Senate 1 Starts
Along New Lines.
Over Norris Plan, But It Al
so May Be Dropped Later.
Republicans Voted Agianst
the Norris Bill.
(By the Associated Press.)
Washington. Jan. 9.—Having accepted
the Underwood private operation bill as
a substitute for the Norris government
operation plan, tl»e Senate drove for
ward today in a final effort to get the long
pending question of the disposition of
Muscle Shoals into conference with the
The Underwood measure was approved
over the Norris plan by a vote of 48
to 37, but with several substitutes for
iit now pending leaders on both sides of
the chamber had some doubt that this
bill would constitute the final expression
of the Senate on the subject.
Senator Norais, Republican, of Nebras
ka, charged before the vote was taken
that the administration was using the
Underwood bill solely as a vehicle for
the defeat of his own government opera
tion plan, and intended to drop it “like
a hot brick” once his bill was defeated.
On the vote, thirty Republicans in
cluding most of the administration lead
ers. supported the Underwood substitute.
Whatever measure is finally passed by
the Senate, and leadens expect final ac
tion this week or early next week, it
will have to go to conference for consid
eration along with the House bill ac
cepting Henry Ford's offer, which since
the House action has been withdrawn.
GOV. MORRISON SPEAKS
TO STATE LEGISLATURE
Says He Will Always Be Ready to Work
For the Stole and Her People.
Raleigh. Jan. 9 (By the Associated
Press).—“ln office or, out, I shall live
ever ready to break a lance for North
Having made this declaration, Came
ron Morrison, for the past four years
governor of North Carolina, left the hall
of the House of Representatives at 12:15
o'clock this afternoon following a tea
minufe address made by invitation. This
was to be his last appearance before tile
general assembly as governor.
“I wish I could give the rest of my
life to the public service,” he declared,
“but there is no opportunity open. I
have enjoyed being governor. Although
the labors incident to the office have
been great, and although the difficulties
through which I have passed have often
seemed greater than I could endure, yet
something has turned suffering into joy.
“I am very sorry indeed to go,” said
the governor. “1 am deeply grateful
to Almighty God and to the people of
North Carolina for the opportunity that
the office of governor has afforded me to
serve humanity and to glorify my Crea
“With the dignity of a simple demo
crat, and with the heart of Christian
faith as interpreted by the' Presbyterian
Church, I leave it to my fellow country
men to pass verdict on my administra
The Governor began his brief aaaresa
at 12:06 and concluded at 12:15. He
stated at the outset that he had not
come to make any recommendations.
The joint session was held in the hall
of the House of Representatives. The
usual formalities were gone through with
as the members of the Senate filed in.
Ttye doors were closed to await the ap
proach of the Governor, which was duly
announced. The session was presided
over by President pro-tem Burgwyn.
Whole South Going Forward.
(Bp toe A emaciated Press.!
Raleigh, Jan. 9. —“The whole south is
going forward educationally by leaps and
bounds,” said State Superintendent of
Public Instruction A. T. Alien upon his
return to Raleigh from Gulfport, Miss.,
where lie attended a two-day conference
i of state superintendents from fourteen
southern states. “I believe, though,”
he said, “that North Carolina is taking
the lead in its educational endeavors.
I The Gulfport conference, while it was not
a large affair, that is, from a numerical
standpoint, was inspirational. I be
lieve that all of us w T ho attended got
many ideas which will be of service.”
Superintendent Allen was given an ap
pointment on the committee on teacher
: I training.
The condition of H. C. Hahn, who has
1 been ill for several days, is much im
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