SKI The Concord Daily Tribune ?W'l
Cave Will Keep The
Body of Floyd Collins
Father of Dead Man Agrees
For Body to Be Buried In
Gave When Physician Has
Services Held at the Mouth
of Shaft Through Which
It Had Been Hoped Col
' tins Would Be Rescued.
Cave City, Ky., Feb. 17 —The body of
Floyd Collins will be left in his natural
tomb and his funeral services will be
held this afternoon at the mouth of the
shaft which was dug to rescue him, but
in vain, Ilis aged father, Lee Col
lins, consented to the arrangement; after
Dr. William Hazlett, of Chicago, had him
self examined Collins and pronounced
Cave City, Ky., Feb. 17 (By the As
sociated Press).—Revealed, but not re
covered, the body of Floyd Collins today
still was lying in the natural tomb which
has been his for more than 17 days, while
jaded miners spurred on by the realiza
tion that at last they had found the cave
explorer, pecked away at the roof of the
Without warning the roof caved in yes
terday afternoon and it was announced
officially that Collins had been found “ap
How long Collins has been dead may
never be determined exactly, according to
“It is impossible to tell from an ex
amination of the head 'alone how long
Collins has been dead, and even when his
body is brought to the surface and a
thorough examination is made, our cal
culations may be two or three days off",
he said, when be emerged from the shaft
“The temperature in the cavern is ideal
to preserve a corpse. If Collins has been
dead less than 24 hours, we perhaps can
tell exactly, but if longer than that 'it
will be guesswork.”
Lee Collins, who kept vigil at Sand
Cave until the body of his son wfts
reached, today requested newspaper men
to express his thankfulness to all who
helped in the fight and all. who prayed
for his son.
“Do that for me,” he aalutd. “Thank
(help all. All who prnyed and ah who
wgfked. Thank Mr. Carmichael.. jfor his
-uptaa nia»«ii ußSlie Olliers' who
worked with him.
“Floyd might be dead, but the work
has not been in vain, for it was God's
will,” he said.
Mr. Collins said “he carried his money.
l;is deeds, and any other valuables h«
owned with him. I want you to go
through his clothing for me the first one."
It had been iutimnted by some that
Floyd and Gerald had not been good
friends, and by others that he had hin
dered rather than helped in the rescue
Now, with Floyd dead, Mr. Collins took
this means of expressing his faith In Ger
ald by asking that he represent the fam
The telegram from Governor Field di
recting that a detailed examinutiotn of
the body be made was received by M. E.
S. Posey, one of the rescuer work lend
Tbe message directed ‘that if Floyd
Collins is dead when reached, have dis
interested doctors make a thorough exam
ination of the body for' all evidences of
foul play, including poison.”
Four Months Typhoid Case Baffles Doc
Boston, Feb. 10.—James M. Rolph, Jr.,
son of Mayor, Rolph, of Sail Francisco,
is still in a serious condition at the city
hospital here after four months' treat
ment for typhoid fever. Hospital physi
cians admitted today that they were puz
zled by the nature of his malady.
The youth became ill while the. steam
ship Vanburen, on which he was a cadet,
was in the Mediterranean, returning from
a round-the-world cruise. He was taken
to the' city hospital when the vessel
docked here several months ago. Physi
cians today said his condition was more
serious than at any time shince he had
been under treatment.
Rivers and Harbors BUI Aproved.
(By the Associated Press)
Washington, Feb. 17. —After adding
$2,000,000, the senate comerce commit
tee today approved the rivers and harbors
bill authorizing total expenditures of
more than $40,000,000 for cinstruetion,
repair and preservation work throughout
Oscar Ownbinslty Dies Suddenly.
(By the Associated Press)
Chicago, Feb. 17. —Oscar Gumbinsky,
former president of the Daniel Boone
Woolen Mils Co., dropped dead today.
On announcement of bis death, quota
tions of tbe stock of the company fell
$2.75 per share. Death was due to heart
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*' WATSON TELLS OF THE ‘
ij killing of McDonough
i He Sits in His Cell and Weeps and!
Says He is “Sad. Sad.”—Wife Is
■ Ohalot.te, Feb. 18.—“ lam sad, sad,”
said Thos I. Watson, Greensboro iraveN
r ing man who Sunday night shot to
| death Joe McDonough, Greensboro en
graver, Monday morning when visited in
11 his cell in the jail by a newspaper man.
while upstairs in the woman's detention
1 quarters his wife. Grace Miller Watr.on,
. pretty blonde wept over nn uneaten,
breakfast as she steadfastly refused to
discuss any phase of the tragedy.
| “I am sad. sad,” Watson said in low
f tones that broke off into weeping as he
1 buried his face in his hands. “I don’t
‘ know how it will a'l come out but I’m
! sad oyer it. I don't know that there's
1 anything else that I can say.”
“I did not intend to kill him when I
' went into the room,” Watson is quoted
' by the police ns having said early this
1 morning after he had somewhat recov
ered from the excitement of the tragedy.
“I was cool but when I saw him half
' undressed and my wife in her night
clothes in the bathroom, something got
1 me. I then had an overwhelming desire
' to kill him.”
Mrs. Watson twice embraced Me
‘ Donough in the presence of Watson as
■ he died after being shot through the
heart, according to police officers who
■ were on the scene. McDonough lived
I but a few minutes after being shot, ac
• cording to the police, who say that he
made no statement.
“He is not to blame." Mrs. Watßon
1 is quoted as having said : in discussing
her husband's plight with welfare officers.
She spent most of the’ night last night
’ weeping, according to the officers, who
; said that she objected to talking of the
She apparently «is about 28 years of
. age and appears cultured and refined.
She admitted that for jj time she had
taught school in Greensboro. She says
! her home is in Texas,
i Watson, who has retained Conley
Robinson, young Charlotte lawyer, to
represent him, told Police early Mon ;
day morning that “the first four yea.*s
of our married life was the happiest
; period I have ever lived through.” He
said that he knew Mrs. Watson had
1 been as true as steel for the first four
yea re of their married life and that
nothing happened to mar this happiness
until last spring when “little mmgs”
1 began to bob up.
la ted a story that dovetailed in every,
detail with that carried Monday morn
i ing by the Greensboro Daily News.
Watson said that Mrs. Watson wns
. supposed to have gone to Mount Plens
■ ant to get his 13-year-old daughter, who
> is in school there, and meet him this
week in Birmingham. Ala., from which
place they were to go Texas to visit
his wife’s people.
Watson 4old the police that he bad
■ employed two private detectives to trail
his wife and hat they followed her from
; Greensboro to Charlott. Watson also
■ followed the couple. The shooting took
■ place in the presence of Detective S. P.
Dry, of the local police force, and
Manager Young offhe Selwyn hotel.
Watson Held Without Wail.
Chalotte, Feb. 18.—Thomas 1. Wat
- son. Greensboro traveling man. this
afternoon was committed to jail without
I bond, for the slaying of J. E. Mc
- Donough, Greensboro engraver, whom
- he caught in a Charlotte hotel with Mrs.'
E Watson last night, following a brief in
vestigation by the coroner’s jury. -Mrs.
Watson was ordered held in SI,OOO bond
■ as a material witness to the shooting
which occurred in a Selwyn hotel room
> about 11 o'clock Sunday night. She has
■ not yet arranged bond and was being
f held in jail.
Detective S. P. Dry and Manager
■ Young, of the Selwyn, eye witnesses of
- the shooting; were the only witnesses be
fore the coroner!* jury. Tliey told prac
- tieally the same story as that' published
, In this morning’s Daily News. Me
t Donough’* body was prepared for ship
t ment and will be sent late tonight or
1 tomorrow to his old home at CSn
- cinnati, 0., for burial.
CATAWBA COLLEGE FUND
EXCEEDED IN SALISBURY
Institution Will Be Re-opened, and
Young Woman of KockweH b Fttst
Salisbury, Feb. Ift—Workers in the
Catawaba college campaign for $150,000
building and endowment fund for Salis
bury and Rowan county went over the
top with a-grand total of $155,300. It
Was definitely announced that the col
lege will re-open in September, and the
first student. Miss Ruth E. Holshouser
of Rockwell, handed her application for
registration to President Elmer Rhodes
OU Southern CHy Plan* to Recall
Early History. I
(By the Associated Press)
Camden, S. C„ Feb- 17. —Camden,
reminiscent of Revolutionary war days
and the scene of one of the more im
* portant battles ,of the struggle of the
colonists for liberation from England,
\ will commemorate its historic past this
; spring with a pageant entitled. “Cam
[ den, Yesterday and Today.”
> This quaint town, whieh in 1788 was
j one of the six leading cities of South
5 Carolina, retains much of the pictures
' que atmosphere of colonial times, and a
' number of buildings stand as reminders
' of the Revolutionary war period. It is
' frequented by tourists from' the north as
* a winter resort.
Ji Episodes in the pageant will portray
* the days of Pine Tree Sill, the coming
* of he Quakers and the Revolution, and
* visits of Washington and LaFayette.
$ For many years boxing has been a
► recognized English university sport.
CONCORD, N. C, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1925
RATES ON POSTAL
PAY AND RATE BILL
House Is Demanding Rates
as Drafted in That Body
Be Retained While Senate
Is Opposed to Them.
TO ITS OWN BILL
Despite the Fact That Bill
Already Has Been Turned
Down by the House Which
Drafted Its Own Measure.
ißy the a-social cl Press)
Washington, Feb. 17.—Insistence of,
the Senate and House on the respective
rate provisions 'for the postal pav and
rate increase bill has landed the meas
ure in cohference between the two bodies'
with almost totally dissimilar rate in
creases to be adjusted before the bill can
be brought to a position with any chance
of passage before adjournment.
Without a record vote the Senate yes
terday substituted its own bill for that
passed by the House, estimated to pro
vide about twice the $30,000,000 in rate
increases provided in the Senare measure
to meet salary increases aggregating more
than $60.000,(KK) annually. The Senate
bill already had been approved before by
that body but returned by the House on
the ground that it was revenue-raising leg
REFERS TO WOODROW WILSON IN
Rabbi Wise Says Men in 100 Years From'
Now Will Understand Him.
New York, Feb. 15.—Delivering a
sermon on George Washington and Ab
raham Lincoln today before- hie congre
gation in the Free Synagogue, Rabbi
Stephen S. Wise referred to the greatness
>f Woodrow Wilson.
Although both Washington and Lin
coln achieved their ends, Dr. Wisp said,
ui cress alone is to be taken as the .mea
sure of greatness. He remarked that
today “Woodrow Wilson's ideals seems
further thnft ever from realization; but
In a hnndred years, even if there is i)0
League of Nations, men will undnerstand
that Wilson sought to save the world
from that godless scours* twit call war.”
might have accompllfdied' hta purpose had
it not been from a small group of sena
tors, Dr. Wise asked: “Shall we declare,
because three Or four members of the
United States Senate had. in their hands
the opportunity of making YYilson great
and did not join with him,-that he is
Petitions Circulated Ask Sheriff to Re
Raleigh, Feb. . 16.—Petitions demand
ing the resignation of Sheriff D. Bryant
Harrison, of Wake county, were report
ed in 'circulation here today as the result
of a three-cornered controversy in which
the sheriff fared badly.
The petitions demand she official's res
ignation for reasons "too well known to
mention,” and they are as follows:
Thursday morning The Raleigh News
and Observer carried three inches of
reading matter in a not conspicuous cor
ner of an inside page, containing the in
telligence that Sheriff Harrison, riding
with a “strange woman” had suffered a
mishap of getting his <A>upe stuck in the
mud. The woman left the car and the
sheriff and went her way without as
sistance, the account alleges.
Friday morning the sheriff publish
ed an affidavit, supported by a second
affidavit, bearing the signature of Police
Officer Kelly, who was on duty nt the
scene of the mishap, denying that there
was a woman in the ear. Those affida
vits got double column display in the
local papers, but they were accompanied
by a statement by the reporter who
wrote the story stating that he passed
the place while the sheriff’s coupe was
getting into the mire and that he saw
the woman get out of the ear.
That afternoon The Raleigh Times
joined in with an account to the effect
that one of its young woman reporters
had also passed that way and had seen
the woman leave the car.
And Saturday mqrning The News and
Observer discovered that there really had
beeni a woman in the coupe and
i that she was a woman with a Pjolice rec
ord. Sunday morning there' followed a
1 picture of the official on the front page
with the suggestion that he resign. And
the announcement of petitions in • cVrcu
• lation came this morning. (The sheriff
• has issued no fnrther statements of affi
■ davits. But he hasn't resigned, yet.
State Warehousing System Arouses
(By the Associated Press.)
' Columbia, S. C., Feb. 17.—The de
velopment of the South Carolina ware
house system hns aroused interest Out
side the state, and is being studied by
representatives of other states, accord
ing to J. Clifton Rivers, state warehouse
eommissibnr. Texas especially, Mr.
Rivera said, appears likely to start a
system patterned after the South Caro
lina plan. There are approximately 1,-
200 state warehouses in South Carolina,
devoted to the stqring of cotton, corn
and otbr commodities. These re held in
storage until the market price justifies
All the new in Spring Millinery at
New Sehloss Suits and New Schoble
hats at Hoover’s.
The Silver Jubilee Celebration at (
\ Ivey’* in Charlotte begins Thursday,
i February tilth! at 10 o’clock a. m. See
•d. on page seven of The Tribune today.
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First p’ jiure of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Dempsey after they wore married Ii
Los ;ngele». They tad aet the date tor May 20, but decided they jua
couldn’t watt. Deuwa*y‘a new boss formerly was Estelle Ihylor. actress
THE COTTON MARKET
Opened Steady at Artva nee of 12 to 17 1
Points, May Advancing to 24.71, and
October to 24.83. !
(By the Associated Press)
New York, Feb. 17.—The cotton mar
ket opened steady today at an advance
of 12 to 17 points on failure of the early
weather news to indicate anything more
than light showers at a few points in the
southwest*. Buying also was encouraged
by firm late cables from Liverpool and
active positions sold 17 to 1!) pints net
higher before the end of the first hour.
May advancing to 24.71 and October to
24.83. The South was a moderate seller,
and there was considerable realizing but
early offerings were absorbed by local
and trade buying.
Liverpool was relatively easy owing
to sharp break in Egyptian cotton, but
recovered . before the local opening, new
crop months lending the advance, pre
sumably on less favorable Southern
weather news than expected.
Opening prices were: March 24.35;
May 24.65; July 24.00; October 24.75;
CONDEMNED PRISONER "
TAKES MIS OWN LIFE
William Ford Escapes the Electric Chair
by Hanging Himself in Sing Sing
Prison. * ... .if-.
(By Ahe AstMtiftCd P*e#») -X**
Ossing. N. Y„ Feb. 17.—William Ford,
condemned for murdering six persons in
an incendiary fire, has escaped the leo
tric chair by suicide.
When his guard was absent a few
minutes at Sing Sing last night Ford
hanged hfmself from the top bar of his
cell door with a rope made of strips of
a sheet. He left a letter to the warden
asking him not to punish the guard for.
ilia suicide. The letter declared that
lie was framed by a witness who turned
Ford was arrested October 18th, three
days afte ran early morning fire at Brook
lyn had killed his father-in-law and for
mer real estate partner, George Keim,
two other men, two-.women and a girl.
ARE AGAIN DISCUSSED
Senate and House Committees Still Con
sider Recommendation of Agriculture
(By the Aaaoclaleil Press.)
Washington, Feb. 17. —The Senate and
House agriculture committees were call
ed to continue hearings today on the
frnniing of legislation based on the rec
. ommendations of the President’s agricul
The action of Senator Curtis, the re
. publican leader, in serving notice thar
. unless the senate committee “within a
reasonable time” reported out legisla
s tion based on the.conference recommeudn
i tions he would move to take up one of the
i three pending bills, has brought no indi
[ cation today as to just when the commit
i tee expected to conclude the hearings.
Funeral of Miners Attended by Thou
(By the Associated Press)
i Dortmund, Germany, Feb. 17.—A
i throng estimated at 30,(KK) attended the
final obsequies today of the 138 workers
1 who lost their lives in the Stein Mine ex
-1 plosion here last week. Crowds lined the
| streets and the bells in all the churches
. of the city were tolled as the funeral pro
i cession passed to the cemeteries. Ilele
> gntions of foreign miners unions follow
-1 ed the hearses,.'which were covered with
- flowers. The public business offices of
f the city and mbst of the private homes
. displayed signs of mourning.
King George’s Condition Improved.
(By the Associated Press!
london, Feb. 17. —Although no official
bulletin regarding King George’s condi
tion was issued this morning, it was
learned that he was better. The feverish
cold from whieh it was announced yes
terday he was suffering, has not been
attended by any complications, it was
FEBRUARY, 18th and 19th
With Anna Q. Nilsson, James
Kirkwood, Tully Marshall, Ruth
Don’t Miss This Special Picture.
It’s at First National.
Is Coming Soon
THE POOLE RESODUTION
To Prohibit Teaching of Darwinism in
North Carolina Schools. .
(By the Asuoeliited Press)
Rnleigh, Feb. 17.—The Poole resolu
tion. expressing disapproval of the teach
ing of any form of evolution in schools
under public supervision that links man
in blood relationship with any of the
lower forms of life will come up as a
special order in the house tonight at 8
This is a joint resolution. It is not
a bill and does not provide a penalty.
It reads as follows;
“Resolved by the House of Represen
tatives, the Senate concurring;
“1. That it is the sense of the gen
eral assembly of North Carolina that
it is injurious to the welfare of the
people of the state of North Carolina for
any official or teacher in the state, paid
wholly or in- part by taxation, to teach
or permit to be taught, as a fact, either
Darwinism or any other evolutionary
hypotheses that links man in blood rela
tionship with any lower form of life."
The resolution will come up on a mi
nority report. It wa? reported unfav
orably by the committee on education
which on first vote was tied. The tie
was broken by Chairman Connor and nn
unfavorable report submitted. However,
there, was a minority report whieh placed
the vesotiition on the unfavorable ealen
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Tlie hearing was attended by sharp
debate, caustic retorts and much »p
--. plause by spectators on both sides of the
question. Indications are that the gal
leries will be filled tonight, as ample no
tice of the resolution’s discussion has
; been given.
CONTINUES ITS WORK
1 Prepares to Hear Representatives From
Secretaries Weeks and Wilbur.
(By the Associated Press)
Washington, Feb. 17* —The House nir
' craft committee in addition to continuing
■ its open hearings, and arranged for a
■ special executive session to receive con
fidential information from representa
, tives of Secretary YVeeks and Wilbur
on plans for their respective departments
. for national defense against attacks
, from the air.
Brigadier General Mitchell, ass’stant
army air chief, and central figure in the
I controversy stirred up by the committee
hearings, and Theodore Roosevelt, for
, mer assistant secretary of the Navy, were
the witnesses called up by the military
FOR WATSON LATER
Slayer of Joseph E. McDonough Is Being
Held in Mecklenburg County Jail.
(By the Associated Press)
Charlotte, Feb. 17.—Thos. I. Watson,
of Greensboro, who shot and killed Joseph
E. McDonough in a local hotel Sunday
night, today was held in the Mecklen
burg county jail awaiting a preliminary
McDonough, a Greensboro engraver,
was shot when he was found in a room
I with Mrs. YY’atson.
Mrs. YYatson was held as a material
witness. No date for the preliminary
hearing has been set, blit it is expected to
be held during the week.
Man of Newberry Dies From Sleeping
Newßerry, S. C., Feb. 16. —James A.
Barton, prominent and Well known
planter and fire and real estate agent of
the city, died Saturday morning at 7
o'clock t his home, 1811 Glenn street,
following a short illness which was pro
nounced by his physicians as sleeping
sickness. His death was a profound
shock to his large nnmber of friends
nnd relatives. Mr. Bnrton returned
Saturday from Greenwood, where he
had attended federal court as juror dur
ing the week and though not feeling
well, spent the day at hia office.
Scrapping Program Carried Out.
(By the Associated Press)
Washington, Feb. 17. —Concident with
expiration today of the eighteen-month
period allowed for scraping capital ships
under the arms treaty, the navy depart
ment formally advised the State depart
ment that the American scrapping pro
gram had been carried out as prescrib
Kellogg Is Confirmed.
(By the Associated Proas)
Washington, Feb. 17. —Without ref
erence to a committee, or a voice raised
in opposition on the floor, the Senate has
confirmed the nomination of Frank B.
Kellogg, of Minnesota, ito succeed Cfaas.
E. Hughes as Secretary of State on March
PEABODY COLLEGE JUBILEE
Graduates to Help Celebrate the Golden
Jubilee This Year.
Nashville. Tenn., Feb. 17.—Graduates
of Peabody College, among them some
of rlie most eminent educators of the
South, have come back to their alma
mater this week to help her celebrate
her goiden jubilee. Faculty
and other representatives of mam - ul '
leading' colleges and universities
country are also among those who are
here to participate in the celebration,
which will be opened tomorrow and con
tinued for several days.
AH the details for the semi-centennial
exercises nave been arranged. Two of
the principal speakers will he Sir Esme
Howard, the British ambassador at
Washington, who will speak on the life
of George Peabody ip England, and Dr.
P. P. Claxton, former commissioner of
educat’on of the United States, who will
tell of Mr. I’habody’s work and philan
thropies in America.
YVhen George Peabody, the ISaltimoie-
London banker and the greatest philan
thropist of ancient or modern times, died
in 1867 he left in trust to a self-perpetu
ating board of trustees a fund of about
two and a half million dollars “the in
come thereof to be used and applied in
your discretion for the promotion and
encouragement of inlellectual, moral and
industrial education among tlm youth of
tie- most destitute portions of the South-,
era and Southwestern states of our Un
ion, my purpose being that tin* benefits
intended shall b,- distributed among tiie
entile population, without other distinc
tion than their needs and the opportuni
ties of usefulness to them.”
To this so-called “Peabody Fund” the
Peabody College for Teachers owes its
origin. The trustees of the fund in-*
ciuded such eminent men as Theodore i
Roosevelt, Chief Justice Fuller. Richard
Olney, .7. Pierpont Morgan. Hoke Smith,
Joseph H. Choate ami Bishop Lawrence, |
of Massachusetts. In 1000. after many
years of effort, the trustees succeeded in
persuading the legislature of Tennessee
and the common council of Nashville in
complying with the conditions in refer
ence to Peabody College. At that time
the president of the college was .Tames
D. Porter, a former governor of Ten
The institution, which has since been
known as the George Peabody College
for Teachers, is one of the oldest in the
United States and has had a checkered
history and suffered many changes. It
was originally known as Cumberland
College, and was created by an act of
the Tennessee legislature in 1806. In
1826 it became the University of Nash
ville. and as such continued until the
Civil War, when it suspended education
al work and the buildigs were used for
military purposes. After peace was re*
stored Gen. E. Kirby Smith and Gen.
Bushrod Johnson, eminent educators and
soldiers, resuscitated and reorganized It.
and in 1875 the. Peabody trustee* agreed,
to give It a*S Tjtntual -Sflpwwnee -«f $72,-
(KK), provided the legislature made .an
equal appropriation, to maintain there
normal school for the education of teach
ers. The legislature failed or neglected
tq fulfill its part of the bargain and
at one time the trustees seriously con
sidered a proposal to remove the institu
tion from Nashville. Public-spirited cit
izens of Nashville finally came to the
rescue by guaranteeing to pay the run
ning expenses' of the school until the
legislature relieved them of the responsi
Today Peabody has an endowment fund
of several million dollars and is one of
most perfectly equipped institutions
of its kind in America. In recent years
it has sent out thousands of alumni and
has exerted a vital influence upon educa
tion throughout the South.
PROSPERITY WALKS ABROAD
IN NORTHWESTERN STATES
Where There Are Plenty of Dairy Cows,
The People Are Prosperous.
Chicago, Feb. 17.—Prosperity’s sud
den arrival last sinner, although remark
able, “did not overwhelm, and the north
west has not beeD left asleep at the
switch,” Charles F. Collisson .agricutural
editor of The Minneapolie Tribune, old
members of the Inland Daily Press As
sociation here today.
“Even wheat raising communities are
alive and active,” said Mr. Collission.
“A query sent out by The Tribune re
vealed 45 different projects now in ac
tive operation locally throughout* the five
northwest state to put agriculture on a
Mr. Collission’s address was on diver
sified agriculture and its effect on the
prosperity of communities that have de
veloped dairying and balanced farming.
He told of the revival of prosperity in
the northwestern states this year, as a
result of the uew grain crops of 1024.
“Iff 1923 the total value of ten leading
crops in the ninth federal reserve district
was about $530,000.00. In 1924 the
same crops were worth $1,110,000,000
and the prices are still soaring,” he de
“All through central and southern (
Minnesota where the creameries and .
cheese factories are numerous, and farm- .
ei« are milking and feeding pigs and
chickens on the by-products of dairying,
It is absurd to say that farmers are hard (
up. They reap a harvest in the milk
pail two or three times a day and pay
their debts like good business men."
Mr. Collisson said talk about price
fixing comes largely from communities
that do not know much about the dairy
cow. “Wherever we find a community
where the cow paths are numerous,” he
said, “there we find the real prosper
ity, even during the past five years.”
Electricity' Robs California Cooking of
Sen. Francisco, Feb. 17.—More than
10,000 farmers’ wives in California cook
by electricity, according to figures com
piled by the largest power distributing
company in the state.
In the interior valleys, where wood,
coal or oil is not readily available, cook
ing is done to a large extent by
The statistics indicate that there are
i in the state 167,504 rural ngnt and
power consumers, nnd they are served
by 16,513 miles of distribution lines.
Practically all the farms ate lighted
electrically, , j_, ,■ ■, ,
BILL FOR RELIGIOUS
Bill Presented by Rep. Ev
erett, Who Said It Had
Been Sponsored by Dr. R.
T. Vann, Baptist Preacher.
LAW IN SENATE %
Substitute Offered in Which
Law Enforcement Would
Be Up to County Officers
and Not State Officers.
(By the Associated Press)
Raleigh. Feb. 17.—An act" to renew
religious liberty in North Carolina was
introduced in the House today by Rep
resentative Everett, of Durham. The in
troducer said he sent forward the meas
ure at the request of Dr. R. T. Vann, a
prominent Baptist clergyman, of North
Carolina, and former head of Meredith
The mensure would provide that it
would be a misdemeanor for any person.
■ in an official position to. by word or aet,
■ reflect upon **the religion, belief in re
ligion or snored book of religion” of any
| It recited that religious freedom and
freedom of thought had been guaranteed
under the constitution, and that these
rights ought not to be abridged.
Game Law Presented to the Senate.
Raleigh, Feb. 17.—The YY’nde Blue
Statewide game measure came up as a
special order in the Senate today. The
substitute would provide for game pro
jection but would place enforcement of
the law in the hands of county authori
ties, instead of with the state as the
Wade-Blue measure provides.
Postpone Action on Game Law Mill.
Raleigh, Feb. 17 (By the Associated
Press). —After prolonged debate the Sen
ate today again postponed action on the
Wade-Blue statewide game bill, referring
the measure, together with a substitute
introduced by Williams, of Pasquotank,
to a special committee to be appointed
by tire chair. The bill had been brought
to the floor several times before, and '
each time action on jt has been de
, Both houses of the assemblv today .
held longer 'sesstife than tfstMtf. an*U'
Both are to meet again tonight, the house
of representatives to take up the Pootp
anti-Darwinism bill, and the Senate to
dispose of its local and publie-local cal
The House passed the bill to elevate
the Durham negro normal school to a
Grade A College.
Senator Sewell’s bill relative to ,rhe
powers of corporations came up in the
Senate on a special order after the state
wide game bill and its substitute had
been referred to a special committee, but
on account of the absence of the Lee
county senator from the chamber, action
on his measure was deferred until to
GEN. MITCHELL AGAIN
REPEATS HIS CHARGE
Says War Department Seems Determined
to Keep Air Service in the Back
(By the Associated Press.)
YVashingfon, February 17.—Brig. Gen.
Mitchell, assistant air ehieffi, and central
figure in the aircraft controversy, repeated
once more before the House military com
mittee today the statements which have
have been questioned by Secretary YVeeks.
I The General reiterated that the' War
• Dpartment had muzzled junior officers,
and added that the department seemed
! to regard the question of national defense
. as secondary to its purpose of keeping
■ the air service from becoming a para
- mount branch of the army.
‘ Officers sent before Congressi4nal com
t mtitees by the Department, he declared,
"usually have no practical knowledge
■ about aviation, and are like closet natur
? alists who describe the gracefulness of a
- bird’s flight, and yet would not recognize
• the bird if it were seen in the open.”
Russell and Jones Will Die la Prison.
(By the- Associated Press) \
Raleigh, Feb. 17.—George Russell and
David Jones, of Chowan county, it was
indicated at the governor's office today,
will go to their deaths in the electric
chair tomorrow without any executive in
terference'with the court’s sentence. Gov
ernor McLean after five separate hear
ings on the case, announced that he
would not exercise his clemency powers.
The men will die for the murder of
Sam Small, white farmer, of Chowan
county, who resided outside of Edeaton.
Kills Wife and ThrnlTimsoK.
(By the Associated Press)
St.'Paul, Minn., Feb. 17. —Thomas L.
Wann, Sr„ retired capitalist, and promi
nent socially, shot and killed his wife
and then committed suicide in their
apartment here early today.
WHAT SMITTTB CAT SAYS
Generally to and muck colder toy "
night and Wednesday.