lifSO The Concord Daily Tribune HIT!
May Reach Collins In
Work Behind ’Schedule Now
Due to Falls in Shaft Sun
day, But Faster Progress Is
Being Made at Present.
HAS BEEN PASSED
Diggers Think Fails Will Not
Occur Under Limestone.—
Nothing Heard From Cave
Where Collins Is Held.
Cave City, Ky., F*b. 10 (By the As
sociated Press). —ftprtnountipg serious
obstacles and overcoming large falls, it
noi' remains a question of cubic yards
and time until the Floyd Collins fescue
party expects to reach the void which
will lead directly to him, said an official
bulletin issued at 8 o'clock this morn
ing. However, as it requires one hour:
.to remove one cubic foot of material, im
mediate results in reaching Collins must
, not be expected, the bulletin said.
The official statement timed 7 n. m.,
and given out at 8 a." m. by H. T. Car
michael, M. E. Posey and Gen. H. H.
“Results in the lateral heading last
night are very encouraging, a distance of
12 feet from the main shaft, and attempts
are being made to break through the
limestone roof and dHll vertically to the
avenue, the existence of which is deter
mined from the core drill leg. I
"Much trouble was encountered during
the last few feet of the heading and falls
were numerous, but it is being well tim
bered. and is considered safe.
“Indications are said will be found in
the avenue which will facilitate work,
but progress from this time forward will
necessarily be slow, as material must be
relayed in a narrow jmssage from man
to man to the bucket inrthe main shaft.
It is thought that the avenue referred to
above is an extension or branch of the
original and Cave channel in which Col
lins is, and it is thought that the rescu
ing parties cannot be mare than 10 feet
“However as conditions are such as to
require one hour to transport one cubic
yard of material from the face of the
heading to the bucket in the shaft, im
mediate results iu reaching Collins must,
not be expected.
“It is felt that the mostjterious of the
obstacles has been surmounted,'and at is
nods only a question of ctlbic yards and
tims until Collins i* reached.”
Work Bound Schedule.
Cave City, Feb. 16. —The work of the ,
excavation incident to the rescue of
Floyd Collins from his Sand Cave prison
is behind, it was learned from good au
Progress made during the night re
vealed this morning that a lateral from <
the main shaft wound around and ap- <
peared beyond the dangerous rock strata <
which caused numerous slides and has i
reached the roof on an avenue ip which '
tlie entombed man is believed to lie.
Sand instead of limestone and heavy <
rock was encountered after midnight and (
the work progressed with increased i
speed. The tunnel was pushed nearly (
six feet farther after midnight, it was ]
Collins is believed to be ’held captive <
at a depth of 68 feet. The lateral
which is now some fifteen feet long lias
reached the sixty-foot level, and no more <
dangerous or heavy boulders are expect- '
It is planned to tap the cave avenue i
through the roof and extend the lateral (
into the natural passageway. This ave- |
nue may be filled with rock debris, but
presents no serious ecavation problems, I
rescuers believe. j
The estimated distance to Collins de- «
pends on the route followed by the nat- (
ural avenue. His place of imprison- j
mont is not far distant from where the t
miners are now working, but they expect j
to follow the passageway, although it \
may offer a somewhat longer distance to i
the passage. (
H. T. Carmichael, director of the res- (
cue work, is more optimistic today than j|
during the night when several falls oc- (
curred in the lateral. One of these fall* j
hit him on the head as. he was directing ,
tlie work. The fall, however, contained ;
no rock and Carinichaeal was not in- ]
jured. j . . . ]
“The sun' will not rise on me at Sand
Cave, Wednesday morning,” Carmichael j
predicted this morning. ;
No natural crevice has been found, Dr. (
YV. D. Funkhouser said. “My first es- <
timate of the time Floyd Collins will be j
reached which was Tuesday night, still j
stands,” he said, t
Homer Collins Tries to Get Into Staff. '
Cave City, Ky., Feb. 16 (By the Asso- <
einted Press). —Homer Collins, brother.)
of Floyd Collins, trapped in Sand Cave \
near here, at 10:30 this morning broke j
by the military guard on duty at tbe cave,
and almost succeeded in reaching and go- 1
ing down the shaft when a rumor reach
ed him that Floyd was being brought up
the shaft. <
Adfeional Soldiers on Guard. *
Cave City, Feb. 16 (By ttye Associated 1
Press). —Additional soldiers were as- <
signed to guard duty around tbe Saud 1
Cave area this morning. This is tbe
first time that the guard has been in- 1
creased since official reports were issued
that rescue workers bad found fissues
and laterals extending from tbe side of i
the shaft being sunk to bring Collins i
from hiß trap. 1
Haywood Still In Russia. !
Moscow, Fib. 16 (By the Associated t
Tress). —Reports from America that Big
Bill Haywood, the former I. W. W. lead
er, had returned to the United States
are untrue. He Is employed as a trav- '
eling speaker by the International So- ;
oiety for Relief sf Workmen in prisons j
abroad, and has just compelted a tour of i
southern Russia in which he made sixty- ]
fire speeches. i
BISHOP CANNON DENOUNCES
| MODERN WOMEN TENDENCIES
They Spend Millions for Paint, Powder
and Lipstick Stuff, He Says. While the
Needs cf the Church Go Begging
Greensboro, Feb. 15.—Recalling ’ that
women of the country spent one hundred
and seventeen million dollars last year
for "paint, powder and lipstick stuff.”
Bishop James Cannon, of Richmond, Va„
of the Southern Methodist Church, in a
I ta’k here today, said that lie is "simplv
, disgusted with (he women.” He said
he had no apologies, to make for the worn
j t He was talking on the centenary mis
sionary program of the church anil the
(great need of money for missions, com
paring that with, the vast expenditures
tmade by people fqr other things,
j . He read the other day that Gloria
i Swanson had got married for the third
! time and that she announced she had
| signed a contract for seven thousand dol
lars a week—in other words, he said,
j ihat girl is going to mave three hundred
j and sixty-five thousand dollars a year.
Tile baseball world series games played
in Washington cost more than one mil
lion dollars, lie estimated, counting the
cost of persons getting there, getting iD
and getting back home.
Football, movies, automobiles running
into billions, cigarettes, inutiplied by mil
lions—he named these spendings of peo
ple, and while, not decrying these amuse
ments, he wanted to show that the coun
try has great wealth and that the prose
cution of the cenenary program, under
| full steam, would not involve any undue
sacrifice on the part of the people.
Pastors and laymen from Guilford,
Randolph and Rockingham counties rep
resenting twenty-four charges of the
Greensboro district of the Methodic
Episcopal Church, South, in special con
ference at West Market Ctreet Church
here this afternoon, pledged themselves
to unswerving prosecution of the, great
centenary program and other missionary
activities projected by the church.
Morning and afternoon sessions were
held, Fred N. Tate, of High Point, dis
trict lay leader, presiding. The feature
of the morning service was the sermon
by Bishop Cannon, who has cbnrge of the
missionary program in Mexico, Cuba and
the Congo. His subject was, "God’s
Challenge to the Church of Our Day.”
The bishop is tremendously interested
in the plan to raise $16,000,000, the
amount remaining unpaid on centenary
pledges made in southern Methodism in
1018, the original pledges having totaled
SEEKING MORE LIGHT "
ON AIRCRAFT STATUS
Lieut. Commander Badger of Naval Ord
nance Bureau, Is Called Before the
tßy the Associated Press)
Washington, Feb. 16.—More expert
opinion in the aircraft controversy was
sought by the House aircraft committee
on resuming the hearing here today with
a definite line of inquiry charted for the
To obtain further light on the question
of the effectiveness of the anti-aircraft
guns, ns to which sharply differing testi
mony has been presented, the committee
called as a witness Lieut. Commander
Badger of tbe naval ordnance bureau.
Queens College Endowment Campaign
Charlotte, N. C., Feb. 16.—The entire
organization of the Queens College En
dowment campaign for $300,000 to be
luuuched early in April, has been com
pleted, it is announced (today by Mal
colm Lockhart, Director of the cam
A large number of prominent and in
fluential citizens of Charlotte and the
State are sponsoring this campaign to
endow Queens. Capable chairmen and
committees have been selected and plans
are being rapidly completed for the in
tebsive canvass to be made early in
April. Tbe chairmen of the several di
visions and the quotas allotted to each
are as follows: McAlister Carson,
General Chairman; Thos. M. Glasgow,
Chairman Large Gifts Committee, quota
$50,000j John A. Mcßae, chairman of
Charlotte Campa ; gn, quota $75,000; i
Mrs. C. C. Hook, Chairman Woman’s Di- <
vision, quota $75,000 including alumnae:
Mrs. John D. Shaw, Chairman Alutr.nae
Division, quota $25,000; Miss Annie
Parks Moore, Chairman Student Division.
With Queens College recognized by the
Association of Colleges and Socoudary
Schools of the Southern States. North
Carolina Wt’.U have four colleges for wom
en that are member cmolleges of the
Southern Association; Georgia has three.
South Carolina has thrpe, Virginia has
two, and hte States of Florida, Maryland,
Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi have
one each. North Carolina will lead the
South in Accredited Colleges for women
when Queens becomes n member of the
Would Increase Salary of Members of
Washington, —A bill to in
crease the salaries of the members of
Congress from $7,560 to SIO,OOO a year
was reported today by the Senate finance
committee. It was introduced by Sen
ator Ball, a republican, of Delaware.
Stone Mountain Fund Gets SIOO,OOO
From Mr. Barlow.
Atlanta Feb. 15—The fund being
raised to complete the Confederate
memorial on Stone mountain near At
lant has been increased by SIOO,OOO, ac
cording to an announcement from
Camuel Venable, owner of tbe moun
tain, published here today.
Frederick W. Upturn Dead.
Palm Beach, Fla., 15.—Frederick
William Uphain, of Chicago, for 20
years tbe financial genius of tbe G. O.
P., and nationally prqminent figure in
tbe business world, died at bis winter
home in Palm Beach this afternoon at
the age of 64.
CONCORD, N. C„ MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1925
Where mining experts sunk the 60-foot shaft above Sand Cave near Cave
City, Ky.. to reach Floyd Collins, first trapped by a boulder and then ea;
tombed bv a cave-in In the only entrance, a small winding tunnel.
' COOPERS ABE TO EACH
SERVE IN FEDERAL PRISON
Fome Lieutenant Governor ot State is
Found to Be Guilty.
Wilmington, N. C-, Feb. 14.—A
' jury in the United States District court
today found former Lieutenant Gov
ernor IV. B. Cooper and Thomas E.
Codpet- guilty on four counts of misap
propriation of tlie funds of the Com
mercial National Bank and of making of
false entries on the books of the jnstitu
Federal Judge J. C. Rose senteuced
T. E. Cooper to three years in the At
lanta penitentiary on each count and
W. B. Cooper to 18 months on each
count. The sentences will run concur
In a charge of an hours duration.
Federal Judge J. C. Hose presented the
law governing the charges against
Thorons E. Cooper, and W. B. Cooper,
who have faced trial during the past
seven days on various counts incolving
alleged violations of the National bank
ing laws. The charge was regarded as a
fair exposition of tbe principles sur
rounding the eases, although as was to
Be expected, quite, a number of ex
ceptions were filed by attorneys for the
two defendants. These exceptions were
permitted by the court, and will repre
sent a part of the record in the event
the cases eventually should go to the
Circuit Court of Appeals under appeal
from possible verdicts in the district
In the commencement of the charge.
Judge Rose indicated - that while
originally there were thirteen counts in
the bill of indictment, nine of these nad
been abandoned by the Government. The
four remaining charges, the court stated,
involved general allegations of misap
propriation of funds, and of making
false entries with intent to deceive, eith
er the comptroller of the currency or
National bank inspectors.
TOM COOPER WILL
Tog Withdraw His Appeal and Leave for
Atlanta Prison Wednesday.
Wilmington, Feb. 15. —Loser in his
gamble with a hunch as his stake that
one member of the jury would refuge to ■
convict him, Thomas E. Cooper, former!
president of the defunct Commercial Na-j
tionai Bank, will on Wednesday of this
week withdraw his appeal for a new trial j
and go to Atlanta to begin his three-year j
sentence in the federal prison, according i
to friends who were in conference with
him in the New Hanover county stockade ’
today. l . ( |
No longer ago than Friday morning. l
just before -court convened for the last j
testimony against him. declined 1
flatly overtures ; that,-. j|fre jntae that he j
enter a pfPa-of on^jjoufit,:.®:-jt
cept a- sendee ini, :t»vlW; j
lanta prison- while 'g- nol prop woutd.-be Ji
taken in the cases pending Against hiV,
brother, W. B. Cooper, indicted and cm - ’
victed with him. He stuck to his faith
in his luck and lost.
Accused of Theft, She Sues for SIO,OOO.
Greensboro, Feb. 15.—A SIO,OOO dani
nge suit is the result of a girl being ar
rested in High Point accused of the theft 1
of a 15-cent handkerchief.
Nellie Trotter is plaintiff in the suit,
the complain of which is filed in Guil
ford Superior Court here, and charges
that last December while in Gilmer's -
Store in High Point she was seized by)
the arm by G. L. Byerly, employe of the
defendant, Gilmers, Inc., while she was
inspecting the handkerchief with the
prospect of buying it. This was done
in the presence of a large number of per
sons, the complaint states, and she claims
that her character was damaged thereby.
It is further contended that she was
compelled to say in jail for 24 hours until
bail could be arranged and that when the
case came up in municipal court she was
found not guilty.
More AotoToxta For Nome.
Nome, Alaska, Feb. 16 (By the Asso
ciated Press). —Ed. Rohn and his dogs
arrived at noon today in a blizzard with
diphtheria antitoxin. Crossing Nortou
Sound, two of his dogs fell into a fissue
of the ice.
Nomination of Humphrey Approved.
(By the Associated Presa)
Washington, Feb. 16.—The nomina
tion of Wm. E. Humphrey, to be a mem
ber of the Federal Trade Commission,
was approved today by the Senate Inter
state Commerce Committee.
•MAN OR MONKEY’ IS
SUBJECT OF MINISTER
i Norfolk Preacher uis Live Monkey to
Illustrate Argument Against Evolu
Norfolk, Y a., Feb. 15.—A congrega
tion thnt overflowed the Park avenue
Baptist church tonight heard the pas
tor, the Rev. Floyd T. Holland. D. D.
preached on man or monkey, in which
he used a live monkey to illustrate his
argument against the theory of evolu
tion. The climax came late in the ser
mon when the monkey, borrowed from
a local zoo and placed a few feet from
the pulpit during the minister's dis
course was held aloft in tlie pulpit as
Dr. Holland pointed so the simian and
challenged any one tp stanc.- up nd
acknowledge common ancestry with the
animal. There was no response.
In announcing his subject Dr- Hol
land said he wan not actuated by
sensationalism but had chosen the par
ticular theme because; of the introduc
tion of a measure in the North Caro
lina legislature designed to discourage
the teaching in state supported schools
of tlie Darwinian thjfllto qf the origin
of man. Tin based -ffilTmflffiWofiS Targe
ly on tihe book of Genesis nnd declaned
that a belief in evolution, precluded a ;
belief in the Bible. “The Bible muat
stand or fall on its reliability as the in
spired word of God and if . we cannot
believe in the statements of the Bible we
can not believe in religion,” he added.
The minister pointed out what he
said were discrepancies between calcula
tions scientists as to the origin of man,
characterized them as guessers and bit
terly scored the teaching ofany such
doctrine in the schools and colleges of
THE COTTON MARKET
Opened at Decline of 6 to 11 Potato In
Repsonse to Lower Liverpool Cables.
(By the Associated Presa)
New York, Feb. 16.—The cotton mar
ket opened at a decline of 6 to 11 points
today in response to lower Liverpool
cables and better prospects for rain in
tlie southwest. Rumors of a sharp
break in Egyptian cotton also were a
factor in the decline, which carried
the price of May contracts off to 24.42
i before the end of the first hour, or about
| eighteen points net lower. Liverpool
i bought near months, but sold later de
. liveries here, while there was consider
i able commission house liquidation of both
: old and new crop positions.
| Tlie opening prices were: March 24.17;
I May 24.53; July 24.7!); Oct. 24.65 ; Dec
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Efird’s Beauty Shoppe has just re
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will give the most wonderful relief and
help high blood pressure and paralysis,
\ neuritis and lumbago, peart trouble,
bronchitis and asthma, dropsy and
Bright’s disease. See new ad. today.
The newest in top coats at Hoover’s,
shipped from Scliloss Bros, in Baltimore,
- February 16th.
j All kinds of work clothes for men
and boys at the Parks-Belk Co. See
ad. in this paper.
Guilford College Professor Takes Own
(By the Associated Press)
Greensboro, Feb. 16.—Lee YYhite,
bead of tbe (department of educat : on at
Guilford College near here, was found
dead iu the yard of his borne near here
shortly after 7 o'clock this morning. Mrs.
White heard a shot and when she hur
ried into the yard the body of her hus
band was found with a pistol by its side.
Mr. White had been a member of Guil
ford College faculty for the last five years
and was popular as well as efficient.
Federal Judge Found Dead.
(By the Associated Presa)
Minneapolis, Minn,, Feb. 16.-—Federal
Judge John Franklin Mogee, of Minne
apolis, was found dead yesterday in his
chamber at the federal building. A
bullet wound was in his temple and a
pistol with one exploded cartridge was'
found by bis side. He was 65 years
old. It is .believed that ill health caused
the judge to take Us life;
ns FIRST PRIZE
IR SEORY CONTEST
Winner Is Student a * Sun
derland School and She In
tends to Take Trip to Eu
rope Given as First Prize. -
SHOWN IN STORIES
Muriel Wolff, Catherine Wid
enhouse and Francis Pick
ard Win Group Prizes and
Trip to National Capital.
Sunderland Hall is all agog with ex
citement today as a result of the victory
of one of the students of that institu
tion in the Bible Story Contest held at
tlie First Presbyterian Church last night.
There is good reason for the excitement,
too. As a result of the victory. Mary
i/ouise MeCatliren wins a trip to Europe.
Mary Louise is barely 17. Her father
and mother are both dead and for the
past feiv years she has been living with
. relatives at Rocky Itivcr. Her parents
died during the flu epidemic which swept
the country during 1918. It has been
1 one of her fondest ambitions to travel,
but naturally she was unable to get
1 around a great deal. Her longest jour
ner was a trip she made several years ago
YY’hen the announcement came out
about the contest and tlie trip to Europe
as tlie grand prize. Mary Louise saw her
chance. Despite tlie fact that she had
made an effort fcyear ago iu the contest
and had not even drawn a place among
the first three contestants, she set dili
gently to work to get a story in shape.
Her stor.v chosen, she labored over the
memorizing and calling her instructors
to help with the manner of telling it.
In the contest, she stood before the
congregation which (lacked every inch of
the Presbyterian Church and caimly gave
a narration of some of St. Paul’s expe
riences. There was never a quaver nor
was there a hesitancy from the time she
started untfl she had finished. 1 During
the entire recital, the audience was spell
She took her victory very calmly and
when questioned about it, gave all the
credit of winning to her teachers. Her
teachers however, had a different story to
■tell. insisting that she iutif won by hard
Other contestants in the group four
who received mention were Helen Brown,
McKinnon Presbyterian Church, and
Mary Elizabeth Davis, Trinity Reform
ed. These were given second nnd third
In the contest of group three, Cather
ine YY’idenhouse of the Forest Hill Meth
odist Church, won first place, Francis
Pickard of the First Presbyterian Church,
won second and Muriel YY'olff of St.
James Lutheran Church, won third.
Each of these winners received the prize
of a trip to Washington. This contest
was held at the Forest Hill Methodist
Church before a full house.
In speaking of the audience which at
tended tbe First Presbyteriah Church
last night, Rev. J. C. Rowan said that
it was a larger crowd than was present
to hear Billy Sunday on his visit to Con
cord last year.
H. \V. Blanks this morning expressed
his appreciation to the pastors and Sun
day School Superintendents of tlie city
for their co-operation in making this
contest such a success.
At the conclusion of the contest last
night, the winners of the otiier three
groups were presented with the medals,
cups and other prizes.
The contestants of group 3 were:
No. I—John Fink, Mt. Olive Methodist.
No. 2—Ella Mae Dees—St. Andrews
No. 3 —Essie Caudle—YVestford Meth
No. 4—Francis Pickard, First Presby
No. s—Mable Hudson, Sunderland
No. 6—Mm. McClintock, A. R. P.
No. 7—Catherine YVidenhouse, Forest
No. B—Muriel YY’olff, St. James Luth
Nd. 9—»Ruth Dnyvault—Central Meth
No. 10—YY’nlena Crooks, McKinnon
No. ll—Pauline Lowdfer, Methodist
No. 12—Mildred Turner,. Second Pres
No. 13—tanra G. Barrier, Epworth
Methodist. . ; j-
The contestants for group 4 were:
No. I—Minnie1 —Minnie Davis, YVestford Meth
No. 2—Mildred Propst, t. James Luth
No. 3—Robbie Corzine, Ejworth Metli
No. 4—Donald Wauchope, Second
No. s—Gatha Sides, Methodist Protest
, No. C—Helen Brown, McKinnon Pres
No. 7—Curtis Keppner, St. Andrews
No. B—Mary Grady Parks, First
No. 9—Mary McEachern—Sunderland
No. 10—Curtis Keppner, St. Andrews
No. 11—Clarence Steward, Mt. Olive,
No. 12—Mary E. Davis, Trinity Re
■ A bout between Lou Tendler and K.
O. Mars drew the largest attendance of
kfiy of te 25 boxing shows held in Cin
cinnati during 1924.
YVORK OF STATE LEGISLATURE
Important Bills Are Expected to Be En
acted Into Laws During Present Week.
Raleigh, Feb. 10 (By the Associated
'Press). —With the peak of the session
apparently just ahead, the General As
sembly, following another week-end res
pite, will meet tonight at 8 o'clock. The
members are returning today from their
homes were ready to tackle big tasks, both
in the legislative halls and in committor
rooms. C „ Vi o
This week, it is predicted by lawk
ers, will see some of tlie major legislnL-rr}"
including highway and bus bills, and
probably a state wide game bill enacted
into law. Evolution fight will come up
tomorrow night and it is expected to
draw many spectators. A minority re
|K>rt will be considered.
With a tentative revenue bill drawn up.
the joint finance committees will spend
the greater part of the week going over
this proposed measure section by section,
even line by line, in an attempt to
squeeze dollars out of every available
sentence. Members are free in the ex
pression that tins and the appropriation
bill form the major task of legislative
session. There will be every effort ex
erted to co-ordinate these two measures so
as to make them fit. with a view to set
ting up a balanced budget. Backing up
this effort, Representative Connor lias
introduced an executive budget bill, em
bodying the recommenedations of Gov
ernor McLean in detail. There will be
an effort made to put the state on a cash
and carry basis, to prevent the recurrence
of any deficit.
The game bill has many interested
buskers; the evolution measure will call
for sharp debates on how far the State
would go iu regulating pedagogical pre
rogatives; the bus bill is all but agreed
upon; and the executive budget is expect
ed to be accepted in some form as it ap
pears in line with present trend of leg
islative and executive expressed opinions.
Local measures -will continue to claim
some of tbe attention of the representa
tives but tlie fiscal polcies to be shaped
are clearly the outstanding problems be
fore tlie 1925 session of the general as
6 MRS. C. C. CODDINGTON
DIED SUDDENLY TODAY
e Had Been Prominent in Social and Civic
s Life of Charlotte For Several Years.
(By the Associated Press)
J Charlotte. Feb. 10.—Mi's. Margery Ly
f on Coddington, wife of C. C. Coddington.
p prominent automobile distributor, died at
• her home here early today of heart tron
r hie, superinduced by indigestiou. Funer
al arrangements have not been completed.
l Mrs. Coddington is said to have apisir
- entiy been in the best of health, and for
several days had been hostess to a house
1 party of out of town guests. Dr. Baxter
‘ Moore, who attended her. said that late
r Sunday night slie suffered au attack of
> acute indigestion. Dilation of the heart
1 developed early today'and she died in less
than an hour.
r The hour of the funeral has not been
• arranged, (rending the arrival of her par
-1 ents, Mr. and Mrs. E. YY r . Lyon, of Atlan
■ tic City, N. J., and a sister, Mrs. Fran
-1 des Lyon Holmes, also of Atlantic City.
Mrs. Coddington is survived also by her
- husband and three sons.
Mrs. Codflingtou was forty years old.
< She was born in Tiiomasville and spent
, the greater part of her life in Greens
. boro, marrying Mr. Coddington in 1908.
. In 1909 they moved to Charlotte.
■ She was prominent in social and civic
affairs of the city.
Mersey’s Mammoth Tunnel.
London. Feb. 16. —The great tunnel
! about to be built under the Mersey riv
er, linking Liverpool with Birkenhead
: and other towns of the south bank of
. the river, will be the largest in exis
tence. It will have an internal diameter
I of forty-four feet, and will be built of
. cast iron with a lining of concrete, the
, space between tbe cast iron and the sand
, stone rock being filled with a mixture of
cement and lime forced in under pres
~ The main roadway on the upper deck
will be thirty-six feet wide, and will ac
commodate two lines of traffic along in
either direction. On the lower level
there will be a double set of railway
1 The narrowest part of the river, where
the tunnel is to be built, varies in width
’ from 3.00 tot 3,600 feet, but the ap
proaches to the tunnel will be the great
er part of a mile in length. The esti
mated cost of the tunnel is about $135,-
Cotton Groups Hold Parky.
Austin, Texas, Feb. 16.—Plans for a
campaign looking toward increasing pro
• duction here of cotton per acre and bet
ter methods of marketing cotton, will
be formulated here this week at a con
ference of tlie Southern Commissioners
i of Agriculture Association. The call
for the conference was issued by B. E.
t Harris, commissioner of agriculture of
South Carolina, who is president of the
- association. YY'ays and means to curb
the activities of the cotton speculator
i nnd to insure the cotton farmer an
equitable price for his product will be
one of the most important problems to
■ receive the attention of the agricultural
, London, Feb. 16.—A record price for
shotgun cartridges is that paid by a
I French millionaire sportsman, who has
had them sent from Paris to Scotland
by aeroplane. Each one cost him twen
ty francs. On his hunting trip in Scot
land he carried shotguns of a special
make, and when he reached his destina
tion he found that he was unable to ob
’ tain ammunition for this type of gun.
. 8o he hired au aeroplane and sent his
secretary to buy some in Paris.
1 HerrM Against Inflation.
Paris, Feb. 16 (By the Associated
• >Press).—Premier Herriott in explaining
the government's financial policy to the
• chamber of deputies this afternoon de
• dared emphatically against inflation.
“Cost what H may,” he said, “France
must in the solution -of this problem
. maintain her reputation for financial
t probity. Cost what it may, she must
- resist all temptation to abandon the pol
icy of avoiding inflation.” .
111 SENATE SEEK
Sessions Are Started J
In Effort to Clear the Slate
But Filibuster May Defeat
HOUSE IN BETTER
SHAPE AT PRESENT
There Many of the More Ini- : v '||
portant Bills Have Ptosed. 1
—Session Will Adjourn on
(By the Associated Pr«M)
’ Washington. Feb. 10.—With the Sen
* ate inaugurating regular night sessions
the sixty-eighth Congress set its pace to
day for the home stretch wh'ch finds
much to be accomplished to put through
even the more important of pending mea
sures before its expiration in a little
more than two weeks ahead.
With the House clear of the regular
supply bills and moving leisurely with
other matters, the legislative jam is more
or less centered in the Senate. Although
leaders hope the night sessions will accel
erate the pace there, a filibuster move ia
• drawing strength from the opposition to
several measures. The emergency of
ficers retirement bill which has the right
1 of way today, the Cape Cod measur.e
and conference report on Muscle Sholas
to be considered later in the week all face
While satisfied that all of the appro
priation bills, several of which still *vait
action in the Senate, will be sent to the
White House before adojurnment March
4th, the Senate and House leaders have
no such confidence as to the fate of sev
eral other important measures'. Not
able among these are the postal pay and
rate increase bill, and farm relidf leg
ANOTHER PROTEST IS~
LODGED AGAINST HOOVER
Witness Before House Committee Says
Secretary' Hoover Wants to dominate
(By the Associated Press)
Washington, Feb. lts. —Apearing before
the House agricultural committee today,
George'X: Peck, president of the Ameri- m
can Council of .Agriculture entered a pro
test over what he termed the domina
tion of American agriculture by Secre
tary Hoover, of the commerce depart J
The recommendations of the Presi
dent’s agricultural conference, the wit
ness, contained nothing which had hot
already been formulated by Mr. Hoover,
and he quoted Mr. Hoover as having said
the function of the department of agri
culture should end with farm production
and preparation. Transportation and
marketing, he declared, were held by Mr.
Hoover to be the function of his depart
Enactment of a revised McNary-
Haugen farm export measure was advo
cated by the witness who also favored
special session of Congress, if necesssary,
to enact remedial farm legiclation.
Produce 95 Rales of Cotton 05 Acres.
Dunn, Feb. 15. —G. L. W. Jackson,
one of Harnett county’s best tanners,
gathered a total of 95 bales of cotton
averaging more than 500 pounds each
from 05 acres planted last year on the
outskirts of Dunn. While a number of
Dunn district farmers have been known* to
produce two bales per acre on a small
tract, it is not thought the record of
Mr. Jackson on 65 acres has been ex
celled. Harnett was one of the few east
ern counties which produced a larger
cotton crop Ist year than in 1923.
Judge Boyd Celebrates Eightieth An
Greensboro. Feb. 15.—Judge James
E. Hoyd, of the western North Carolina
federal district, Saturday observed the
80th anniversity of bis birth. Judge
Boyd, who has been ill for the past,
year, appears to have recovered prac
tically and seems to be gaining every
day. He underwent am operation at a
hospital here during his illness.
Gaston B. Means Is in City.
Gaston B. Means, who was recently
tried in New York City on a charge of
conspiring to defraud the, government,
arrived in Concord last night. Mr. Means
when asked ahout his trial and future
plans, stated that he would have nothing
to say until the outcome; of. his appeal
Cross-Word Puzzle Tells of Nuptials.
Pikeville, Ky., Feb. 14.—An unique
cross-word puzzle appeared today in the
Pike County News, the 'solation being
the announcement of the engagement of
Miss Katherine Langley, daughter of
Representative John W. Langley, to
James G. Bentley, of this city. The de
sign was worked out by the engaged
couple. The wedding date was set for
WHAT SHITTY'S CAT SAYS
Showers tonight and Toeeday, coMai
in east and central portions tonight, .
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