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STONE INVITED BY
TO IKE STATEMENT
Attorney General Asked to
Appear at Public Session
and Clear Up Matters Now
Attempt to Get Second In
dictment Against Hjun Said
to Be Chief Reason Nomi
nation Is Being Held Up.
(By the Associated Pnn)
Washington, Jnn. 28.—Attorney Gen
eral Stone was invited today by the Sen
nte judiciary committee to appear before
it at a public session and make a •state
ment relating to the controversy which is
delaying his confirmation as a Justice of
the Supreme Court.
The principal subject of discussion was
the effort of the Just ; ce Department to
secure n second indictment here against
Senator Wheeler, democrat of Montana,
already under indictment in Montana on
a charge of accepting money for practic
ing before a government department.
The attorney general took with him
copies of his correspondence with Sena
tor Walsh, democrat of Montana, who is
Senator Wheeler's counsel. These letters
containing an outline of the new legal
proceedings, had been kept heretofore in
The decision to throw the doors of the
committee open to the public wastunus
ual, the rule being that matters relating
to Presidential nominations must be
The open session was proposed in the
committee by administration senators
who said the plan had "the approval not
only of the attorney genernl, but also of
Attorney Genernl Stone told a commit
tee today that the Justice Department -
was fully determined to go nhead with its
new case here Senator Wheeler, ,
Mr. Stone declared the. case to be
brought, here is wholly independent of the
Montana proceedings in which Senator
Wheeler is already under Indictment. I
‘Thtp principal acts were performed at ,
the Stone said. “Much »f 1
the eridence is documentary in character,
and is located in the Interior Depart
“The case could not be submitted to the .
grand jury without developing Senator
Wheeler’s connection," he said. ,
Decause of this he had directed that in :
all fnirness Mr. Wheeler should be given i
nn opportunity to explain before the !
grand jury. ,
Numerous overt acts, the Attorney Gen
eral said, had been committed in the ]
District of Columbia and lie added that
the evidence could not be reviewed with
out giving the impression of a possible
connection by Senator Wheeler with these 1
He asked that Senators McKinley, of
Illinois, and Keyes, of New Hampshire,
republicans, and Harrison, democrat of
Mississippi, members of the committee, be ]
named as conferees.
UNDERWOOD BILL AGAIN
IS GETTING ATTENTION 1
Senate Ashed to A point Conferees jo i
Meet With Committee Apolnted by
House to Consider Bill. i
(By the Associated Press)
Washington, Jan. 28. —On motion of 1
Senator CnderA'Ood, democrat, of Ala- 1
bnma, the Underwood bill authorizing 1
the lease of Muscle Shoals today was laid 1
before the Senate with the request of the
House for the appointment of conferees ■
to consider the bill in conference between
the Snate and House.
The Alabama senator declared that (
since the ranking members on the Senate
agriculture committee who under the cus- !
t6m, would constitute the conferees, were j
opposed to the bill, and the senate’s ac- (
tiou in passing it, they could not reflect (
the sentiment of the Senate in conference.
Question Os Bobbed- Hair Still Keeps i
London. Jan. 28.—Arguments for and
against bobbed hair are prolific, and j
have agitated the minds even of learned i
professors. Lecturing to members of the •
London College of Physiology, Professor (
H. J. Harper Roberts saV bobbing had
evidently come to stay. Its advantages i
were threefold; it was becoming to, a i
certain type of woman, it made for free- |
(lom, and it was easy to dress and wash.
The disadvantage was that it exposed ;
n sensitive part of the neck, which often i
broke into a rash for about a month af
A beauty specialist, Dr. Jacques Bret- :
mon, takes exactly the opposite view. ,
He comdemns the modern craze for bob
bed and single hair, and says many wo- ;
men have told 'him they wish they had
not been bobbed.
“Man’s ideal woman is still the ideal
of the ages.” Dr. Brettmon says, “a wo
man with flowing hair over her should
ers. When she bobs her hair she cuts
just so much from our comception of
her. In our eyes it enhances the beauty
of very few women.”
Frederick A. Siebold. Jr., Takes Own
(By the Associated ness)
Chicago, ian. 28.—Frederick A. Sei
bold, Jr., once planner and bnilder of
hotels and amusement places, and for
merly owner of a steel construction com
pany at Miami, Fla., killed himself in
a downtown hotel here last night with a
shot gun as his wife whom he had called
listened on the telephone.
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The Concord Daily Tribune
Got Rich Quick
dip —j?< C"j i
§* % £in
Raymond J. BischolT
money for investors in his brokerar*
office. Federal officers investigated
and now Bischoff is on his way from
California to Chicago to answer
Charges of operating a "con” game.
He is charged with robbing CSOO per
sons out of $3,000,000 in an oil
BUILDING UP THE
JB. O. U. A. M. MEMBERSHIP
Councils All Over tlie State Arc Now!
Engaged In Their Task.
Durham, Jan. 28.—With the state!
council meeting of the Junior Order ap
proximately seven months off. the coun
cils in all meetions of the state are n<*v
engaged in the task of building up their
membership in order that, the guai for
new members set for flip state councilor.
It. M- Gantt, might be attained during
the present fiscal year.
Then thousand new members for the
present fiscal year is the task that Coun
cilor Gant-t has set for the order in
this state. Reports being received by
him from many councils over the State
are to the effect that great activity is
being shown in adding to the member
ship and present indications make it ap
parent that the number of new members
desired by the present state councilor
will be secured witli some to spare.
One of the cardinal principles of the
ofder is the teaching of the Bible and
patriotism to every boy and gil and
Councilor Gantt is emphasizing this as
one of the things in which every coun
cil and evfry Jim Jot iß'TTie slate should
take an interest. The presentation of
Bibles and flags to schools -throughout
the state which do not have them is al
so being stressed ns an important fea
ture of the work of the order. Numbers
of Bibles and flags have already been
presented to schools in all sections of
the state by the order but others still
remain without them. The order is
doing much towards training the com
ing citizens of the state from the view
point of religion and patriotism.
THE COTTON MARKET
Opened Unchanged to 4 Points lower,
and later May Was Carried up to
(By the Associated Press)
New York, Jan. 28.—Reflecting sales
by the South and spot interests, together
wis disnpointing cables, the cotton market
opened unchanged to 4 points lower to
day. After slight improvement which
carried May contracts up to 23.72 with
the general market selling 1 to 4 points
net higher, moderate reactions occurred.
Local pressure, based partly on light
rains in the southwest forced May off
to 23.(13 in the first hour, but notwith
standing the declines the market appear
ed to' have a fairly good undertone with
fnrthet trade buying a feature on all
Opening prices were: March 23.35;
May 23.08 ; July 23.92; October 23.81.
With Onr Advertisers.
A drastic reduction sale of all coats
and dresses will begin tomorrow (Thurs
day) morning at Robinson’s. Mr. Rob
inson is remodeling his store room, and
the ready-to-wear department will be mov
ed to the second floor. If you buy before
the removal, you gaiji.
Making “home, sweet home,” is a job
in which the Bell & Harris Furniture
Co. boys are engaged in every day, and in
which they take great delight.
If you will tell W. J. Hethcox of your
plans for effecting a change of lighting
fixtures in your home he will furnish you
with a minimum estimate of what it will
cost to do the job right.
Everything to keep the, children warm
at Fisher’s and at clean up prices too—
sweaters, bootees, underwear, outing
Small sugar cured picnic hams, only
20 cents a pound at the Cabarrus Cash
Only four more days of the January
Clearance and Big White Sale at the
Parks-Belk Co.’s. See list in today's ad.
of a few of the many big specials.
Vinol—pleasant to take —at Gibson
Says America Must Reduce French Debt.
Paris, ’ Jan. 28 (By the Associated
Press). —Refraining from sentimental out
bursts and treating the debt of France
to the United States from what he char
acterized as a business man’s viewpoint,
Louie Dußois, former president of the
reparations commission, declared at the J
conclusion of a long address in the cham
ber of deputies today that the United
States must considerably reduce her
claims against France, not only in equity
and right, but also to safeguard her own
Many fish are capable of producing
sounds, some by the scraping of fins <
or other organs, some by means ol teeth, j
and some by means of gas emitted from
CONCORD, N. C., WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28, 1925
'AMENDMENT SEEKING -
FEDERAL CONTROL OF
CHILD LABOR BEATEN
Either In Legislatures or by
Referendum 13 States Al
ready Have Disapproved
ONLY TWO STATES
. ACTED FAVORABLY
Sixteen Have Acted on Pro
posal and California and
Arkansas Were Only Two
to Vote for the Change.
(Br the Associated Press.)
Chicago. Jan. 28.—Beaten in either the
legislatures or by referendum in thirteen
states, the proposed child labor amend
ment to the Federal constitution virtual
ly has been defeated.
The adverse action of the thirteen has
rendered impossible the necessary ratifi
cation of three-fourths of tile forty-eight
states, unless some legislature.! recon
sider. No move in that direction has
Sixteen states have considered rhe Con
gressional proposal to amend the eonsti-
I tutiou, so Congress might legislate in re-
Jgard to employment of children under 18
years of age. One or both houses of
J the legislature rejected the amendment in
North Carolina, South Carolina. Georgia.
Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma. North Da
kota, Kansas, Ohio, Washington Und
In Massachusetts the proposed amend
ment was rejected by a referendum vote
California and Arkansas were the only
states favoring the proposal.
Chicago. Jan. * 27.—Barring possible
reconsideration, the child labor amend
ment. to the constitution tonight had
been defeated, the proposal having been
rejected in either one or both houses of
the legislatures or by referendum in
Under the constitution the amend
ment would have to be ratified by three
fourths -of the forty-eight states so that,
an adverse vote in 13 states would make
Oklahoma, Kansas and Ohio today were
added to the list of states finnlly re
jecting the amendment while similar ac
tion was taken in the senate of' North
Dakota and Washington.* In Washing
ton. however, the senate sent to the
house a bill which would submit en
dorsement to the people in a re
ferendum in 192(1.
Fifteen state legislatures have acted
upon . the eongressionel proposal to
amend the constitution so that Con
gress might legislate in regard to em
ployment of children under 18 years of
age, while in Massachusetts the pro
posed amendment wai rejected by re
ferendum last November.
Ca’ifornia and A.kansns were ‘the
only states favoring the proposal, while
the amendment was rejected by one oy
both houses of the legislature in the
following states: North and South
Carolina, Georgia, Louisiana, Texas.
Oklahoma, North and South Dakota,
Kansas, Ohio, Washington and Dela
In Wyoming the senate voted to post
pone indefinitely a resolution of rati
While it ’s possible in some states for
the legislatures to reconsider, no move
in that direction has beeni made and in
several instances the vote has been so
large against the amendment that re
consideration apparently would be
WANTS ARKANSAS TO FOLLOW’
NORTH CAROLINA SCHOOLS
Arkansas Governor Praises North Caro
lina’s School System.
Raleigh, Jan. 28.—“ We have a great
state, one of which I am proud. It
is not necessary for me to state that
Arkansas has the only diamond mine.
It would be useless for ine to rehearse
that Arkansas has a good food produc
tion, and is a great timber state, that
Arkansas is making progress at a rapid
rate, but my whole heart’s desire is to
make the school situation better in the
state and to make Arkansas another Car
That is the boost given North. Caro
lina by Governor Tom J. Terral in wel
coming the Southern Foresty Congress
when it assembled for its recent annual
session at Little Rock, Arkansas, ac
cording to J. S. Holmes, state forester
of the North Carolina geological and
economic survey, one of the representa
tives from North Carolina attending the
meeting. That the governor's . words
were not merely oratorical, said Mr.
Holmes, was proved by his indorsement
of the aims of the Congress ns set forth
in a bill so inaugurate a system of for
est fire prevention, reforestation and
■state forests, which is to be organized
largely along the lines of the forest fire
prevention Bervice of North Carolina.
Mr. Holmes, who retired as president
of the Congress, is now a member of
the executive committee. Its member
ship is composed of a number of forestry
experts, large land owners and represen
tatives of lumber interests in all the
southern and several of the southwestern
states. The newly elected president,
who will serve for one year, is H. L.
Tilgham, of Marion, S. 0., who has large
timber interests. The program of the
recent meeting, said Mr. Holmes, includ
ed papers from a number of authorities
on such subjects as reforestation, timber
management, forest fire prevention and
paper making in the South.
| Boarding houses in Japan are requir
ed to place out side their doors a list of
their boarders’ names for all to Bee.
DAUGHTERS TO ENCOURAGE
U. D. C. to Offer a Total of Thirty Pu
pils This Year.
(By the AwMctated Press)
Fayetteville. Jan. 28.—A total of thir
ty prizes are being offered this year by
th> United Daughters of the Confederacy
for the purpose of encouraging historical
research, according -to an announcement
I recently made by Mr's. John H. Anderson,
state historian. Mrs. Anderson states
that this is a larger nnmber than has
■ ever been offered before and she urges
that all essays and reports be in her
’ hands not later than September 15th.
I I The chapter prizes offered, according
to Mis. AnilerUon, ire as follows:
Martha Glenn laving cup, given by
Mrs. S. A. Kindley in memory of her
mother, for the chapter submitting the
. best historical report along al Hines.
The Julian S. Cajx-r prize of S2O. of
fered by Clairborne Carr in memory of
his father, General Julian 8. Carr, to
the chapter doing Mid best historical work
1 in the schools of the town or county.
The William Ruffin Cox prize of $lO,
offered by Colonel Albert Cox in mem
ory o fhis father, General Cox, to the
chapter sending in the greatest number
of original esuays in .this’ gear’s historical
The prize of ten dollars offered by
Mrs. Eugene Glenn, in memory of her
father, Wallace Lumpkin, of Georgia, to
the chapter sending tn the greatest num
ber of “records of their Confederate an
cestors.” Chapters must keep a carbon
copy of these reeftrdh. *
In addition to the chapter prices twen
ty-five prizes are offered for essays.
Among those offering prizes in this, de
partment: are: Mrs. T. T. Spruut. $25;
Mrs. Mary Bennett Little, S2O; Mrs. H.
A. London, $10; Tfie Margaret Crom
well prize of $lO offered by Mrs. Jack
sie Daniel Morrison ! Mrs. Mary Parker
Battle, the Frank M. Pnrker prizes ;’
Josephus Daniels, S2O; Miss Georgia
Hicks, $10; Colonel. Beneham Cameron.
$25: $lO for the best paper on General
Robert F. Hoke; The New Bern chapter,
$10; Mrs. Alfred Williams, $1(V; Mrs.
J. A. Yarborough. M 0; Frank Spruill,
$10; Mrs. E. E. Most, $10: the Battle
of Rentonville chaptjer. $10; Mrs. ,T.
Harper Irwin, $10; tjie Burlington chap
ter. $5; he Ranson Sherrill chapter of
Newton. $5; the Wilkes Valley Guards
chapter of North Wilkesboro, $10; Mrs.
Mary Parker Battle, $5; Mrs. J. E.
Kirkmon, $10; "D. B. Coltrane, S2O:
Mrs. J. E. Dickerson, $10; Mrs. Sydney
Cooper. $10: the James B. Gordon chap
ter, Winston-Salem, $lO. .
The list of subjects assigned for these
essays covers a wide range, and the prizes
offered, in most instances, are given in
memory of friends or relatives. In an
nouncing the prizes offered Mrs. Ander
son states, that all manuscripts submit
ted must be typewritten and there is no
limited placed on !%■ number of words
in State contests. ■ " •
north CAROLINA POULTRY
AT NEW YORK SHOW
Blue Ribbons Wen By Boys and Girls of
the Poultry Clubs.
(By the Associated Press)
Raleigh, N. C.. Jan. 28.—A reel'd of
winning never before established by -farm
poultry grown and finished by rural club
boys and girls was made by poultry from
North Carolina at the Madison Square
Garden Poultry Show in New York City
Inst week, reports Allen G. Oliver, Poul
try Extension Specialist for the State
College of Agriculture. Mr. Oliver has
just returned to Raleigh from New York
where he attended this show, bringing
with him four first ribbons, one third and
one fifth ribbon. These ribbons were won
by farm grown poultry and exhibited by
farm boys and girls under the leadership
of Mr. Oliver. The winnings were made
by representatives of the Wyandoit?,
Leghorn and Sussex breeds grown in An
son. Wake and Catawba counties. One
first place went to Norris Jeffry, of Wake
County, with nn entry of Sussex poul
try. Catawba county won three first
ribbons and the third and fifth places
went to Anson comity.
Mr. Oliver states that credit for the
showing made by these club birds must be
largely given to the county agents of the
extension division who have worked with
the young folks in developing good flocks
of pure bred b-'rds. The entries competed
against the world and some of the best
known fanciers of birds of the country
had their birds on exhibit. Over 5,700
birds were shown, states Mr. Oliver, and
more would have been entered except for
the fowl plague quarantine which pre
vented many shippers from sending their
birds to New York.
Mr. Oliver expressed himself as high
ly gratified at the fine showing made by
these club boys and girls, stating that
-the good work with poultry in this State
is beginning to bear fruit,
TEN CENT MOVIE SHOWS
FOR YOUTHFUL PATRONS
“Goody Gooff’ Pictures to Be Barred
From Chlkk-en’s Programs.
New York, Jan. 28.—Will H. Hays hnd
good news today for child motion picture
fans throughout the country.
He announced from the offices of the
Motion Picture Producers and Distribu
tors of America, of which he is president,
that 3500 reels of first-class films of es
pecial appeal to girls and boys will be
shown, with the co-operation of theatre
owners, on Saturday mornings during this
year at an admission price of 10 cents.
Each program is to confeist of a full
i length picture, a one or two-reel comedy
. and a one-reel semi-educational subject,
it was said. It was emphasized that
. these will not be of the “gbody good” type
, but interest-eompelling pictures.
' May Wheat Above $2.00 Mark.
(By the Associated Press.)
; Chicago, Jan. 28.—May wheat went
, above the $2.00 mark shortly after the
opening of the Board of Trade today.
( General buying by commision houses' as
. ter the opening nbsorbed immense profit
I taking sales, which quickly sent the ini
tial values upward.
For some reason which no one under
- stands, whooping cough is always mom
1 dangerous to girls than to boys, it ~is the
only disease of which this can be said.
'BIH PROPOSES TiT
, BUm PUNISHMENT
UHS BE ABOLISHED
* Such Bill Presented to North
Carolina Legislature by
: Rep. Wade—Has Support
• of Clarence Darrow.
TO GET LICENSE
: Bill Would Make It Neces
sary for Couples to Post
Notice 15 Days Before Get
ting Marriage License.
(By the Anochifell Press.!
, Raleigh, N C., Jan. 28. —Capital pun
. isliment would be abolished in North Car
( olina under a bill introduced in the
House today by Representative Wade, of
New Hanover. The measure is said to
: be one sponsored by Clarence Harrow,
noted criminal lawyer.
Representative Whitaker, of Guilford,
sent forward a measure which would re
' quire 15 days' notice of intent to the
register of deeds before a marriage li
cense could be obtained. A bill also was
, introduced which would make the use of
nitroglycerine or other high explosives in
robbing a bank a felony.
A joint resolution introduced in the
Senate this morning would require the
state auditor to obtain within ten days
statements from all departments and in
stitutions of the state as to the amount
paid in salaries and he number of auto
mobiles and the prices paid for each. The
information would be for, the finance com
mittees of both bodies in framing financial
legislation. Senator Howard sent for
ward a measure providing for the crea
tion of additional emergency judges for
a period of eight years. A number of lo
cal bills were also introduced and the
body adjourned until tomorrow.
Bills Introduced In the House.
Raleigh, N. C., Jan. 28.—The follow
ing house bills have been introduced:
By Connor: Relating to settlement of
disputed county liens.
By Grant and Eure: Prohibiting punch
boards and other devices of chance in
By Kittrell: Providing for the election
of a board of commissioners in Vance
county whose terms shall be rotary.
‘ By Klttrellt ~fielafiiffe 'fl'TMllffg
dogs in Vance county.
By Dellinger: To provide for fire drills
in the public schools.
By Horn : To place Mrs. Sarah Gilles
pie and Mrs. H. R. Raby on the pension
By Brown, of Stanly: Requiring the
board of education and the road commis
sioners of Stanly county to make cer
tain financial statements to the county
By Brown, of Stanly: To prohibit
shooting in Oakwood, a suburb of Albe
By Davenport: Relating to executors’
By Davenport: To provide for private
sales by executors.
By Davenport: Relating to warrants
My Madison: Relating to recorder's
courts in Jackson county.
By Eure: ’to fix punishment for driv
ing automobiles in Gates while intoxicat
By Moss: Relating to the working of
roads in Colfax township; Rutherford
By Johnson: Providing for the elec
tion of three highway commissioners in
, By Dowtin : Relating to compensattion
for deputy court clerks in Warren coun
By Dowtin: Relating to fees of pro
cess officers in Warren county.
By Dowtin : For the protection of foxes
in Warren county.
By Massenburg: To amend the Louls
burg graded school act.
By Tarkington: To exempt Camden
county from the law requiring twelve
months’ grand jury service. •
By Smith: To validity Southpaat im
The following local bills have passed
their third reading:
Permitting the commisioners of Jack
son county to levy special taxes.
Validifying certain Alexander county
to levy special taxes.
Validifying certain Alexander county
Relating to Perquimans county bond
To authorize bonds in Macon county.
To submit a bond issue in Catawba to
Relating to good roads in Franklin
To ratify certain Transylvania county
To authorize Rockingham county to
The following bills have been introduc
' ed in the Senate:
By Johnson, of Robeson: In regard
’ to employment of clerks by the cjerk of
court in Robeson county.
By Sharp, of Rockingham: Providing
for uniform school books in Rockingham
Wants Measures Enacted Into Laws.
(By the Associated Press)
t Washington, Jan. 28.—President Cool
idge asked Congress today to enact into
law “at the earliest possible date*’ the
. measures recommended by the agricul
t tural commission.
The report recommends the creation of
a Federal board to encourage co-operative
marketing, greater assistance to agricul
■: tural experment stations, added protec
t ] (ion under the tariff law for farm prod
: : uets, and enactment of several pieces of
legislation related to agriculture.
Niece of Czar
The Princess Maria Pavola, niece of the
late Czar Nicholas of Russia, has opened
-a fashionable embroidery shop in Paris.
MEANS AND FELDER ARE
BOTH EXAMINED AGAIN
Defendants Subjected to Vigorous Cross-
Examination by Government Counsel.
<By the AMMociated Pre*M>
New York. Jan. 28.—Gason B. Means
and Thomas B. Felder underwent a vig
orous cross-examination in their trial in
federal court on charges of conspiracy
to bribe government officials.
‘"Did you ever say, ‘I have talked with
' Attorney General Daugherty and will see
• his deputy, Crim, in a few days and have
; the indictment thrown out’?” the prose
■ cutor asked Felder eoncerning the Crager
system mail fraud case.
“Did you say, 'This would have been
■ done long ago if it hadn’t been for the
lawyers who ' have been saying I’m a
“I never had such a conversation,”
was Felder's answer.
Yleans, recalled to the stand, denied he
ever had testified during last year’s pro
ceedings at Washington, that his diaries
had been stolen.
"I testified they had been taken,” he
said, “not all of them, only some. I
testified that men alleged to have been
sergeants at arins of the Senate came to
my house to get certain diaries.”
Judge Martin Manton, of the United
States circuit court of appeals, and for
mer Governor Thomas W. Hardwick, of
Georgia, appeared as character witnesses
Simon Herr, former partner of Joseph
.-Q. Kostamv Chicaga-AWet«an, whp.ii**,
figured prominently in the testimony, as
serted that Kostner returned to Chicago
after a trip to New York during which
he had consulted with Felder.
“Kostner told me that Felder’ said
that SIO,OOO must be forthcoming in the
glass casket mail fraud case,” testified
With objections to every question put
by Prosecutor Todd the witnesses were
allowed to testify as to another trip which
Kostner made to New Y’ork.
After his return, said Herr, “he told
me that the defendants in the Glass Cas
ket case met in Felder’s office with Fel
der's partiiers and a man by the name
of Means, and that the sum of $47,800
was turned over to a man named Spiel
berg, one of Felder's partners.”
HEATING BY GAS
HITS LEGAL SNAG
High Thermal Units Laws Factor in
Raleigh, X. C„ Jan. 28.—Gas heated
homes! No more coal dust! No more
furnaces to stoke; No more ashes to
cart out! No more sooty walls and cur
tains! No more cussing when the bin is
empty and the coal man can't make im
It will come some of these days- Dad
will welcome if. for the average dad's
idea of the nether world is built around
furnaces. Mjom will welcome it because
it will mean a neater and cleaner home.
And it will come some day.
Possibly the public generally does nojt
know that State laws are in part rc :
sponsible for the slow progress toward
realization of these dreams, pie price of
gas keei* many a householder from
using it as heating fuel. And the price
of gas is materially affected by the
State requirerofcnts as to heating
standards or thermal units.
The following from the Age-
Record is interesting in this connection:
"The only thing holding back the in
dustry is the high heating standards
for gas manufacture required in all
■ States except Washington and Colorado.
“The gas industry must be permitted
[ to manufacture gas and other by-pro
ducts from grades of coal not now con
sidered desirable. This means a revolu
, tion in the technique of the gas Dusiness.
It means new gasification machines and
i new methods. It means the product of
gas in quantities not now visualized. It
■ means the transportation of gas in
many places over long distances.
, “Unless this is done the householder
may be deprived es the benefits of cheap
. er gas.”
I Lethal “Gas Pistol” Crooks’ New Weapon
[ New York, Jan. 28.—Discovery of a
I new weapon, known as a “gas pistol,”
, was made by the police today with the
I arrest of a suspect in whose possession
they said they found such a weapon,
loaded with what was believed to be
The prisoner, who described himself as
Elmer Low. was arrested while lurking in
a hallway in Second avenue. The pistol
5 was of German make. Inspector Gough
e lin, in charge of the detective burenn,
said the shell in the pistol was one and
a half inch in diameter.
e Nominated to Be Postmasters.
Washington, Jan. 28.—North Carotins
- postmasters nominated today include:
- Cramerton, Ike R. Forbes; Valdese
f James B. Benfield; Eton College, Joseph
* TODAY’S m
» NEWS «
* TODAY 0
NO. 24 ,
SNOW IHD SLEET IRE
BROUGHT INTO STATE
One of Greatest and Quickest
Changes in History of the
State Took Place Early
23 DEGREE DROP
IN SINGLE HOUR
Springlike Weather Followed
By One of Coldest Days of
Year.—lce, Sleet and Snow
J (By the Associated Press)
Charlotte, Jan. 28.—Forcing the met- .
eury downward with p’ummet-lik> speed,
- (he predicted cold wave today had de
s?ended upon North Carolina bringing
[ temperatures well below freezing, where
as tor days most of the state had been
. experiencing springlike weather. Re ief
is tcrecast for tomorrow, but meanwhile
the thermometer <_on p ir>ued to descend.
( Precipitous drops were reported in va*
- rious points. In Charlotte the weather
i'bureau reported a drop of 23 degrees in
one hour, from 61 above zero to 38 above,
and with the thermometer reading 22
i above at 9 a. m., compared with 23 at
e Sa. in. the descent continued. Greens
i boro reported a fal lof 52 degrees in
- twenty hours, from 67 at noon Tues
r day to 15 above today. Raleigh report
ed a drop of 49 degrees, Winston-Salem
i 44. and Salisbury 44.
* Snow and sleet accompanied the drop
i in many places, with a slow’rain that
was falling early last night turning to
' ice in some sections. Sleet was report
ed from Wilmington while Raleigh re
* ported iey snow-laden street. Salisbury
- reported sleet.
i Weather conditions were causing some
delays in telegraphic and telephonic com
■ mnnieations, according to reports reeeiv
! ed here.
1 Bitterly Cold in New York.
’ New York, Jan. 28. —Colder weather
, with the thermometer falling between 3
and 5 degrees above zero today is the'
, early prediction of New York weather
. observer. Later today tbe mercury was
expected to rise to about 20 degrees,
bringing some relief from the icy winds
' that swept the Middle Atlantic and New
'■ !Wgft«fr v More-mnwr •••
i find higher temperatures are expected to
' The Metropolitan district awoke this
I morning under a blanket of four inches
, of snow that had been flung down op a
I northeast wind which at times attained
a velocity of 40 miles-an hour. The gale
coursipg down New York and New Eng
, land eoast swept across New Jersey and
other Atlantic States.
Four thousand employees of the street
cleaning department battled against snow
drifts today and 12,000 additional men
were to join their forces. From 8 a. m.,
when the first ra ; n which soon turned to
( sleet ami then to snow fell, the mercury
dropped from 27 degrees to 6 above at
10 o’clock last night.
Throughout New York State and the
east the cold fingers of winter gripped
towns, cities, hamlets and rural districts.
Philadelphia last night report ed the
worst blizzard of the winter.
BOOTH TARKINGTON FREED
OF PLOT STEALING CHARGE
Woman’s $500,000 Suit Against Author
Thrown Out of Court.
1 Los Angeles, Calif., Jan. 26.—800th
Tarkington. author, won a $500,000
I damage suit opened against him here to
day without even appearing in court.
He was sued by Miss Maud Green
wood, of Palestine, Tex., who alleged that
he had stolen her plot for one of hie
' film works. The Superior Court threw
out the case.
. Cold Wave Spends Force In Northwest
Chicago, Jan. 27.—The brunt of the
' latest cold wave to descend on the north
west and middlewest has been spent
r ’ and warmer weather is anticipated to
’ morrow by the weather man, according
to forecasts tonight.
While near zero or sub-zero tempera
' tures prevailed throughout most of the
’ northwest states today, the high wind,
J which yesterday brought wiht it a swirl
ing snowstorm had died down tonight,
j In Chicago, 10 persons were rescued
by firemen and policemen and carried
into freezing temperatures when their
; Mellon Gives a Million.
• Wallingford, Conn., Jan. 26.—Officials
f of the Choate School here tonight an
t nounced that Andrew W. Mellon, eecre-
I tary of the treasury, Is the donor of a
new library building, the cost of which
r will be approximately $1,000,000. The
gift was unsolicited, it was added. A
son of the United States treasury ex
ecutive is a student at the preparatory
e WHAT SMITTY’S CAT SAYS
II f-t—mm ________
e, Unsettled followed by snow or raid
<h late tonight and Thuradaj rising tempers