Plans For New Structure
Have Not Been Finished
by Architect and This De
lays Starting the Work.
Want Part of Reed Property
In Exchange for Bank Site
But Agreement Has Not
Been Reached at Present
Notwithstanding the fact that there
has been considerable delay in staring
work on the new hotel, it may be sev
eral weeks yet before actual work is
begun, work which will necessitate level
ing the building occupied by the St.
Cloud Hotel and the First National
Bank prior to erecting the new struc
Os courses, the primary reason for the
de'.ay up to date has been that the draw r
ing of the plans by the architect has
taken several months. After the cam
paign when it was found how much
money would be available, it devolved on
the hotel committee and bank officials to
select a coinpeten and reputable archi
test, one who would know what he was
doing. The two sets of officials subse
quently chose the firm of W. L. Stod
dard to draw the plans.
This firm set to work at once and
drew one set of plans which were ac
ceptable to the hotel committee but which
were not acceptable to the bank officials.
Others had to be drawn up and, at the
present, builders are working orf.the
costs for this set of plans. It cannot
be said whether or not these plans will
be accepted or not. The matter de
pends on the cost which the builders
give as their estimate.
Another matter which has been hold
ing up the work is that of widehing the
street. The city was bound by a prom
ise made several years ago not to .con
demn the property on Depot Street.
However, it was deemed wise at this
time to make the street wider and in
the negotiations which followed, a dead
lock Bank officials refuapd to
give up their property, and the city has I
tdiufe been trying to get property of
«nthe urhef Mt «f the.
hotel property so that the street may be
widened without having either the hotel
or bank lose. By this Arrangement,
there would be a general shifting up the
The Reed heirs. Dr. J. F. Reed, Sunk
en Reed, Richmond Reed, Mrs, Ellen
C. Reed, Mrs. K. C. Arehey, Mrs. E. J.
Buchanan, of Lexington, have been slow
to give an answer to the city in its re
quest that an option be granted for ten
front feet.. The price which was of- ‘
sered to the Reed heirs was S2OO more ‘
a front foot than the property would
bring on the market at the present time, ,
according to an attorney for the city.
The property wanted is the ten feet j
which was used in, the one-story office '
formerly occupied by Dr. R. M. King, '
but which is now vacant.
Hotel plans, accepted by the commit- .
tee in charge, called for five shops on
the ground floor in addition, to the six
teen-foot entrance and the part of the
building used by the bank. The lobby
is to be back of the shops, much in the
same manner the Charlotte Hotel U ar
ranged. The dining room and kitchen |
are to be on this floor also, just back i
of the 'lobby. On the second floor, one (
large room, called the lounge, will take (
care of all conventions, dances, meetings, |
etc. There is to be a private dining (
room on this floor also.
i —— *
THREE RAILROAD MEN
KILLED IN ACCIDENT ,
Deaths Followed Rear-end Crash Be- (
tween Two Trains at Manhattan Trans- (
(By the Associated Press)
Harrison, N. J... Feb. 24. —Three per- j
sons were killed, one is reported missing ,
and more than n score were injured when |
a New York-Philadelphia express train ]
on the Pennsylvania Railroad crashed in- .
to the rear of a New York-Washington j
train at Manhattan transfer today.
Most of the injured were in the dining ,
car of the Philadelphia train, which was ,
hurled from the track and later caught ,
Popular Railroad, Man Dies Suddenly
Spencer, Feb. 23. —Capt. J. B. Nagle,
62, one of the best known passenger j
conductors on the main Tine ,ot the 1
Southern railway, dropped dead today
at Charlottesville, Va., while taking his ,
train to Washington. Hie left Spencer
on No. 30 this morning at 2:30 and was
apparently in fine spirits. The news of
is death was a great shock to his many
friends ip Spencer whey-e he Was
knoWn to number of people, especially
members of train crews on the main
line. Captain Nag'e bad a standing of
41 years on the Southern. He is sur
vived by a wife and two children resid
ing in Washington.
" ■■ "■ i
’ Dentists Close District Meeting.
(By the Associate* Prau)
alisbury, Feb. 24.—The fourth -annual
meeting ofithe Second District Dental So
ciety of North Carolina dosed a two-day
meeting here today at noon. About one
hundred dentists of the district were
present. Officers elected for the ensuing
year are: President, Dr. J. M. Holland,
of Statesville; Vice President, Dr. 8. B.
Bivens, of Charlotte; Secretary-Treasur
er, Dr. R. B. Harrill, of Elkin. .JZ
The place of the next meeting was left
with the executive committee.
I \ ' - » • .|g|r J
The Concord Daily Tribune
I DOG HEROES OF THE ALPS
Thousands of Lives Probably Have Been
j Saved by Heroic Dogs.
I Paris, Feb. 24. —After having kept
j ‘‘open him sc’’ for nearly a thousand
years, the famous Bt. Bernard Hospice.
I situated over eight thousand feet high
l in the Alps, 'is likely to be run *as a
1 hotel, in which visitors will be charged
for their accommodation. The step ip
rendered necessary by the fact that in
regfnt years\ large numbers of visitors
have abused the monks' hospitality by
, not contributing towards the cost of their
• food and maintenance while staying at
| .the hospice.
The -hospice of St. Bernard can boast
that it is one of the oldest and most
interesting institutions of its kind in
the world. It was founded in the year
!Ml2 by a nobleman named Bernard de
Menthon, who wished to give shelter to
i pilgrims mnking their way across the
Alps to Rome.
In the course of its long history it|
has often been beseiged by robber bands.;
I while once it was almost destroyed by;
fire. Napoleon spent a short time there
t when he led his’ army into . Italy in
1800'; the table and chair he used are
still pointed ont to visitors.
Bat in the minds of most -people the
hospice is mainly remarkable for its dog
heroes and for the wonderful deeds they
have performed in saving the lives of
lost travelers. An average number of
twenty St. Bernards is kept in the hos
pice kennels, and each is trained in the
task of searching ffr persons lost in the
mountains. Having found them, the
animals afford them aid in the form of
a flask of wine, and then either guide
them to the hospice or go for help.
In all, some thousands of lives have
been saved by tliese sagacious creatures,
which belong to A breed evolved years ago
by .the monks themselves. Incidentally,
just over a century ago nn intense spell
of cold wiped out the existing breed,
which had to be founded again bv cross
ing a Danish type with a mastiff. To
day the noble St. Bernard' is found all
One of the most wonderful of the dogs
attached to the monastery was Barry, to
Whom a monument stands in the court
yard cf the hospice, with the inscription:
“Barry, the heroic. Saved the lives of
forty persons and was killed by the
forty-first.” Tlie manner of this canine
hero’s death is unknown, but it was be
lieved to be a ease of mistaken iden
On one occasion Barry found a child
of ten lying in the snow, at the point of
succumbing to ex;>osure. The faithful
animal first warmed the child's face by
breathing on it, and then licked it until
it awoke. Then Barry lay on his side,
by which the child knew that it was to
get on his back. In this way the child
was brought to the hospice, where it re
At another time a monk went out with
[Mf* & , *°®? r - gStgSS. 3*
who!* danger the an'lmaf had first given
warning. Rreacbifig the spot, the dog
pawed feverishly at the snow, until the
body of a man wns revealed. Restora
tives were administered, and the monk,
and the dog then proceeded to look for
the traveler’s eompanon. Hearing a
cry some yards away, the monk went to
investigate, when suddenly he was grip
ped from behind and pulled backwards
into the snow. With, the aid of his
lantern he discovered that the dog had
saved him from stepping over a preci
Tlie monks of St. Bernard are seven
teen all told, with- • similar number of
guards and handymen. Each monk, is
chosen because of his ability to with
stand the rigors of the life, the period
of service being fifteen years.
DR. KATE W. BARRETT DIES
SUDDENLY AT VIRGINIA HOME
Indigestion Fatal to Internationally-
Known Woman. — Waa Head of Vir
ginia D. A. R. 1
Washington, Feb. 23.—Dr. Kate Wal
ter Barrett, national president of the
Florence Critenton mission and Virginia
state regent of the Daughters of the Am
erican revolution, died late today* at her
home at Alexandria, Va. She wns also
a past president of the American Legion
Auxiliary, and was widely known through
out the country for her sociological ac
tivities. She was born in 1858 at Wide
Dr. Barrett was taken ill last Satur-,
day night with acute indigestion, but her
condition at that time was not regarded
as serious. Her death came as a shock
tocher many friends in Alexandria. She
is survived by- six children, three sons
and three daughters. Funeral arrange
ments have not been completed. Dr. Bar
rett received her early education in the
Arlington institute of Alexandria, and
later completed a course in nursing at
Florence Nightingale training school and
ut St. Thomas hospital, London, and re
ceived her M. D„ at the Mediecal College
of Georgia in She married the Rev.
Robert South Barrett, of Atlanta, in
1876., He died 20 yean later.
Other positions held by Dr. Barrett
were president of the National Council of
Women ; national chairman of the Nat
ional Congress .of Mathers and Parent-
Teachers associationsdelegate to the
peace conference at Zurich in 1019; and
special representative of the bureau of
immigration to Europe that year.
Winner From Greensboro.
Greensboro, Feb. 23.—Miss Katherine
Parsons, a student at Gunston Hall
school, is a Greensboro gij-1, the daughter
Os Mr. and Mrs. .Thomas L. Parsons, of
Noroth Edgeworth street, this city. The
parents went to Washington ' Saturday
to.be present when their daughter, a very
attractive young woman, was given the
Senator Stanley Hurt in Accident.
Washington, Feb. 24.—Senator A. 0.
Stanley, of Kentucky, was severely but
not critically iujured today in an auto
mobile accident here.
Physicians who made the examination
said there were no indications of serious
consequences, and predicted an early re
covery without complications,
Former Premier of Sweden Dead.
Stockholm, Feb. 24 (By the Associated
Press).—Hjalmar Branting, foWner pre
mier, died shortly after noon today.
CONCORD, N. C., TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1925
| ' Heroine of Nome
I of Alaskan sxmrr, w|i«, so* "lin-u n hour* a aay to relieve suffering
among both wanes <mo Esiiuiicaus want waning toi diphtheria anu
tiixir oeing ruaiiev i> ,NuW t>\ oog teams
NAVY’S AIR SERVICE IS
PRAISED BV SEC. WILBUR
Declares Navy Not Only Needs Ade
quate Aircraft Service But Is Already
(By the Associated Press.)
Washington, February 24.—While the
House aircraft committee was debating
today Tiefore its decision to pry further
under the lid of the aircraft controversy,
Secretary Wilbur declared in a public
speech that the Navy not only needed
adequate aircraft services, “but we have
and are getting them.”
Speaking before a womens’ conference
called to consider preparedness as a peace
measure, the navy secretary asserted that
the navy long ago hid realized the need
for air and had acted ac
cordingly. It was bis first public ref
erence to the question since it had been
tesught. tp -the. frqpt_,bi„t h o hearing,..
Officers who are operating American
battleships, Air. Wflbiir said in his brief
discussion of aviation, “have anticipated
in their imagination and their efforts
the more tardy cry of those who have re
cently had their attention drawn to air
PRESIDENT EBERT IS
RESTING FROM OPERATION
President of Germany Had Operation
Performed at 1 O’clock This Morn
Berlin, Feb. 24 (By the Associated
Press).—President Ebert underwent an
operation for appendicitis at 1 o'clock this
morning in the West Sanitarium, Whith
er he was rushed late InNt ji ; ght. At 10
a. m. his surgeons issued a statement suy
ing that tlie operation had required more
than an hour, but it was successful, and
that the President’s condition was consid
LADY ASTOR IS ORDERED
TO COUNTRY FOR QUIETUDE
Physicians Command Complete Rest for
Plymouth, England, Feb. 24.—Lady
Astor, member of Parliament, has been
ordered to the country for two or three
weeks complete rest and quietude. Ow
ing to her “temperament,” due to strain
from her constant political and social
activities. Lady Astor once or twice each
year is commanded by her physicians to
seek quietude for a short spieil.
With Onr Advertisers.
H. B. Wilkinson has received a ear
load of the famous Gurney Refrigerators.
Drop around and see them.
Phone 787 and Get All the informa
tion a “Master” can give in regard to
cleaning and dyeing’s. Bob’s is the place
■Cabarrus Cash Grocery Co. has just re
ceived a car of the very best .grade white
feed oats. Also Burt ($0 day oats) for
The first sign of spring is when you try
on your new SchobLe i fiat at Hoover’s.
Take a look at them, ,
Read tfie ad. of Gibson, Drg ’Store to
day if you are bothered with pimples.
A marked smoothness characterizes the
performance of Dodge Brothers Motor
Cars. See ad. of Corl Motor Co.
The remodeling sale at the Ruth-Kesler.
Shoe Store is still going on, and good bar
gains may be found there. I
Certificates of deposit issued by the 1
Citizens Bank and Thrust Co. bear fourt
per centi per annum. A checking account ’
there will also stand you in good stead.
The Richmond-Flowe Ca is agent for
Fish Guano, made by Maybnnks, Charles
ton, S.C. See big ad. today.
See the Concord Furniture Company’s
new ad. today if in need of a refrigerator
or kitchen cabinet. This store sells the
above-mentioned articles for cash or
Coming—Another big event—The Big
Happy Day. See the big ad. of the Rich
mond-Flowe Company in today’s issue.
Happy feed makes happy hens. Happy
hens lay eggs—result, happy owners.
Sam Langford, the veteran negro
pugilist, reaohed his 45th birthday on
! A Bible and a hymnal are part of the
kit 1 of every .Chinese soldier under Gen
eral Feng Yu-Heiang.
THE COTTON MARKET
Opening Two Points Lower on March.
But Later Rallies Carried Prices 29
(By“the Assoc fitted Press)
Nrw York, Feb. 2^—The feature in
the cotton market after, the opening to
day was the issuance', of March notices
representing about 143,000 bales. With
so many notices in .circulation there was
heavy liquidation of March at the open
tog, which was two points lower on that
position, but near month offerings were
quickly absorbed by spot house brokers.
After selling off to 24.18, March soon
rallied to 24.05 or 29 points net higher.
Later months opened at an advance of
9 to 18 points _on (be failure of the
weather report to indicate any adequate
rains in the southwest over the holidays
and relatively steady Liverpool, cables.,
May advance to 24. Wand Qyfober to
24.97 during the early - trading, or 27
to 30 points net higher, while the up
turn was checked by realizing, prices held
very steady within four or five points of
the best at the end of the first hour.
The opening prices were; March 24.20;
May 24.65; .July 24.99; Oct. 24.80;
rep. Christian shows
NO IMPROVEMENT YET
Was Knocked Down by Auto and Has
Not Regained Consciousness.
Raleigh. Feb. 24 (By the Associated
Press).—R. W. Christian, member of
the House of Representatives from Cum
berlandoCounty. who was knocked down
by an automobile last night shortly be
fore 8 airlock and seriously injured, re
mained unconscious early today. It was
stated at tlie hospital to which he was
taken following the accident, that X-ray
pictures would be taken today to deter
mine the extent of his injuries.
Representative Christian suffered a
broken collar bone, a scalp wound, and
a gash across the face!
P. H. Slade, driver of the automobile
which struck Mr. Christian, was arrested
shortly after tlie accident, and later was
released under bond of SSOO on a charge
of reckless driving.
OVERMANS MAKE WEEK-END
CRUISE WITH COOLIDGES
Representative Madden Pledges Support
for the "Mecklenburg Declaration Mea
Washington, Feb. 23.—Senator Over
man, Mrs. ‘Overman and their daughter,
Airs. Edgar N. Snow, of Greensboro,
were among the guests of the President
on the Alayflower for a cruise down the
Potomac Saturday and Sunday. They
were delighted witii the trip and tlie
hospitality of President and Mrs. Cool
idge. Others aboard were Representa
tive Madden, chairman of the house com
mittee on appropriations, and John J.
Adams, former chairman of the Repub
lican national’ committee, ).
Representative Madden told Senator
Overman he was very much interested
in the Bulwinkle bill : for (he Mecklen
burg Detcaration. That Means thembney
requested have his approval.
Agree on Postal Pay BUI.
(By the Associated Press)
I Washington, Feb. 24.—A postal pay and
rate increase bill in substantially the form I
|as that passed by the House was agreed
■ to today by conferees on the Semite and
The only important modification in the
House measure was made in second class
rates, the conferees accepting some of the
lower rates in this class carried in the
Gloria Swanson Improved.
Paris, Feb. 24 (By the Associated
Press). —Gloria Swanson, the film stari
who underwent an operation here last
week, passed a better night, her husband
told friendt this afternoon.
He added, however, that the doctors
did not yet consider her out of danger.
Her husband is in constant attendance
at her bedside.
A‘school for the teaching of public
health is to be established by the Ixuh
don School of Tropical Medicine, at a
cost of $2,000,600-
TJKES ACTIOK FOR
Orders Favorable Report to
Senate After Inquiry That
Had Been Held Six Weeks
—Official Vote Not Known
In Senate Fight May Be Pro
* longed But Party Leaders
Are Going to Try to Get
Speedy Action In Body.
(Cy the Associated Press!
Washington, Feb. 24. —A favorable re
port on the nomination of Cbas. B. War
ren to be Attorney General was ordered
today by the Senate judiciary committee. •
The vote was reported unofficially as 9
to 4. The nomination had been before
the committee for six weeks with opposi
tion centered largely around Mr. Warren's
testimony before the “sugar trust investi
gation’’ twelve years ago.
Administration leaders will press for
early action on the nomination, in the
belief that they cab muster sufficient
votes for continuation at. this Session of
HIGH POINT TO GET
LARGEST SILK MILL
Second Factoy of the Kind is Announc
ed For State’s Furniture City.
High Point, Feb. 21.—High Point
, will have another large silk mill furnish
ing employment for several hundred men
and women, it was learned here tonight
with the announcement of the purchase
of six and a half acres of laud ns a
site for the factory.
Representatives of the Hillcrest Silk
Company, of West New York, N. J..
were here making plans to go a.iead
with the erection of a plant in High
Point. The concern operates a factory in
New Jersey. The site for the plant here
is admirably adapted to the needs of a
silk mill. The land, which is near the
tracks of the High Point, Thomasville
and Denton Railroad Company in the
southwestern section of the city, was
bought foin June Anderson. Arrange
ments for construction of a side track .
ttfOO feet long have already been piade
with tlfb *ralW>ttd’'boih|iatry ~—
Robert J. H. Worcester, an engineer’
representing Lockwood, Green and com
pany. Charlotte, is making plans for
construction of the first unit of the
FIVE OF ESCAPED
PRISONERS ARE CAUGHT
Prisoners Made Escape Through Roof of
Tubercular Ward in Central Prison at
(By the soMtatel Press!
Raleigb, Feb. 24. —Five of the seven
prisoners to escape from the central pris
on here last night had been recaptured
at 10 o’clock this morning and prison au
thorities stated they expected to retake
the remaining two during the day.
The fugitives, all negroes, made their
get-away through the roof of the tuber
cular . ward. Three of them were re
taken before they were able to leave the
prison enclosure. Two others were tak
en tiy Wake, county deputies this morn
ing near Apex, after they had ridden
that far on a country wagon.
The prisoners at large now are James
Hannah and Kenneth Sheppard. Those
retaken were Neil Dyson. Will Richard
son, O’Berry Watson, Charlie Walker
and Walter Williams.
Arranging Funeral For Dr. Kate Barrett
(By the Associated Press)
Washington, Feb. 24.—Funeral ar
rangements have not yet been completed
for Dr. Kate Waller Barrett, 70, nat
ionally known philanthropist and club
woman, who died yesterday at her home
Mrs. Barrett’s death resulted from a
heart attack indirectly brought on hy
acute indigestion suffered late Saturday
Honest 27 Years Later.
Mount Carmel, Pa., Feb. 24.—A for
mer Mount Carmel man, at present at
Pittsburgh resident, whose name is not
disclosed, sent David Hughes, a grocer,
a check for $1 in payment for a water
melon stolen from in front of the stor
27: years ago. ! Hughes remembers the
incident, and the dollar will be turned
oyer to. the Holiness Christian Church,
of which Abie former resident was a mem
ber.': ’.'j ,i I: i '•
Johnson Starts Again.
Hot Springs, Art, Feb. 23. —Walter
Johnson joined the Washington squad
j here today. Manager Stanley Harris
said the veteran pitcher and the Wash
ington club had agreed to terms by wire
and that there was no further doubt as
to Johnson being a member of the Sen
ators’ mound staff during the coming
Sen. Wheeler Before Grand Jury.
(By the Associated Press)
Washington, Feb. 24. —Senator Wheel
er, of Montana, appeared today before
1 the District of Columbia grand jury
'' which for thre weeks has been investi
: gating nlw charges against him, and
■ others, in connection with government
Find Dead Body of Geo. E. FMds.
(By the Associated Press.t
Elisabeth City, N. C. t Feb. 24.—Geo. E.
Fields, aged 59T of Hertford, today was
• found dead in r his home. The top of his
- head had been blown off, and by his side
> was a shot gun. He recently lost his po
tion with a railroad.
FOR WORLD CUte TITLE.
Willie Hoppe Is Defending Title and Is
Expected to Win.
Chicago. 111., .Feb. 24.—The oft played
for title of professional champion of the
world at 18.2 balkline billiards is about
to be subjected to another tussle among
the lending cue experts. Seven of the
foremost players of the world, represent
ing five different countries, are the en
tries for the tournament.which began on
Monday night in the assembly room of the
Congress Hotel in this city.
The United States lias three entries,
with Willie Hoppe, the present titlehold
er; young Jake Schaefer, former cham
pion, and Welker Cochran as the repre
sentatives. Edouard will play as the Bel
gian representative; Erich Hagenlachcr
is the German entry; Felix Grange will
play for France and K. Susuki will be
the representative of Japan. The compe
tition is expected to be unusually keen
this year with Edouard Hornemans, Hag
nelacher and cmhafer supplying most of
the competition. Cochran who gained a
tie in last season's tournament with
Hoppe, also has been playing Well this
year and much is expected from him.
The games will continue until March 5.
They will consist of 400 points each, but
in case of a tie for first place a deciding
game of 500 points will be; played. The
winner of the tournament will receive a
prize of $3,000, and the trophy einblem
• atie of the championship.
Willie Hoppe was the winner of the
last tournament, when he retained his
championship in the play-off w.’th Welker
Cochran. Previously, ,in • 1921, Jake
Schaefer had defeated Hoppe, until then
considered invincible,. 500 to 340. Dur
ing this tournament Schaefer made -the
record high average for a single cham
' pionship game by running out 400 points
in two innings for a mark of an even
200, and Cochran set what was then a
world's record high run for championship
competition, a cluster of 384. In the
challenge matches following/ this tourna
ment Schaefer beat Hoppe again, winning
1,500 to 1,408, and won from Cochran
1,500 to 1,333.
Schaefer thep resigned his championship
and tjie title hung in the balance until
the tournament that started November 13
and ended November 21, 1923, and which
was staged jn New York City. In this
tournament Hoppe was in his best form
and won nil five of his matches. Schaef
er and Conti, second and third at the
finish, were, under the rules, privileged to
compete in a game of 1,500 points to de
termine which should challenge Hoppe.
Schaefer beat Con tin and then played
Hoppe and was decisively defeated, and
the title once more rested securely in
The last tournament held was in New
York City, beginning October 29, 1923.
This tournament resulted in a tie between
Hoppe and Cochran, and the play-off for
the championship was staged in Chicago’
and Hoimp. won.
He later defended his titje against Hore
mans and Schaefer, and in both cases he
won decisively. Since the match with
Horemans Hoppe has not defended.
In addition to the first prize of $3,000
to tlie winner the present tournament
will carry prizes of $1,500 for the plaver
finishing second, SI,OOO for third, $750
for fifth place and $250 for fifth place.
The first tournament ever played for
the world's 18.2 balkline championship
was held in Paris in 1903, the contend
ers being Geo. Sutt,on, George F. Slos
son, - Lours ’Cure and Maurice Vignaux.
There was a three-cornered tie among
Sutton, Cure and Vignaux for first place,
and Vignaux declared that lie had won
because he made the best general aver
age. He declined to play off. and taking
the matter into court was sustained. Lat
er he defended his title against Sutton
and defeuted the American in a 500 point
match by the narrow margin of four
SENATOR HEFLIN AGAIN \
IS BALKED IN SENATE
Wants That Body to' Protest Against
Prosposed High Taxes on Oleomarga
(By the Associated Press)
Washington, Feb. 24.—Senator Heflni,
Democrat, of Alabama, today made an
other unsuccessful attempt to get the
Senate to consider his resolution sup
porting the protest of the South against
proposed legislation in northern and west
ern states for high tax on oleomargarine.
Senator Borah objected, on the ground
that the Senate did not have sufficient
information about the proposed legisla
tion, and he asked that the resolution
be referred to the judiciary ~ committee.
He insisted that such p course meant the
end of his proposal, and declared his in
tention of speaking fully on the subject
later in the day.
Would Boycott Nations That Began An
PinehUrst, Feb. 23.—John H. Faliey,
of Boston .gave an informal talk Sun
day evening jn the Carolina hotel ball
room on the- subject of “George Wash
ington's Conception of America and
Qur New World Responsibilities.”
Mr. Fahey is i former president of
the Chamber pf Commerce of the United
States and a director of the international
Chamber of Commerce. He is a mem
ber of the inter-American high commis
sion and publisher of The Worcester,
Mass., Post. Sir. Fahey declared that
the vital Question before the World to
day was the total elimination of war
fare and that a certain wfapon toward
that end would be boycotting any nation
which attacked another without first sub
mitting the questions in dispute to arbi
tration. The speaker saw in President
Cooiidge the leader which the world so
sorely needs to restore confidence among
Miner Killed In Explosion.
(By the Associate* Pleas.)
Wheatland, Ind., Feb. 24. —One miner
was killed and another severely burned
when gas exploded today, in the Standard
Cqal Mine here. One hundred and tweh
ty-five other miners escaped following
King Georg's Passed Good Night.
i London, JPeb. 24.—King George, who
I* suffering from bronchial troubte, passed
u good night. It was stated In coui-t cir
cles this morning. • ril
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PARDON BOARD BILL
Board Would Act In All
Clemency Cases Under Bill
Which Has the Support of
Gov. McLean. I
TO BE REGULATED 1
Bill Sent to House Would
Regulate the Kind of Suits
Women Must Wear in
(By the Associated Press)
Raleigh, Feb. 24.—Designed to relieve
the Governor of his pardon duties, a bill
which would provide for an amendment
to the constitution, creating a board of
pardons to act on all clemency eases to
day was introduced in the House by Rep
resentative Sutton of Lenoir. This au
thority at present is vested in the Chief
Representative Whitaker, of Guilford,
sent forward a measure to create a de
partment of conservation in the state
government to take over and enlarge the
activities pf the Geological and Economic
Survey. Womble, of Forsyth, introduced
a bill to create a department of real es
tate which would have supervision over
’ the real estate deals of the state.
A favorable report was returned on the
measure to allow New Hanover County
to issue $1,250,000 in bonds to bridge the
Cape Fear River so as to connect Wil
mington with the Asheville-Charlotte-Wil
mington hard surface highway.
Would Regulate Bathing Suits For Wom
Raleigh, Feb. 24. —The Honse of Rep
resentatives received a favorable report
on a measure designed to regulate the
length of bathing suits worn by women.
Under the terms of the measure, all that
portion of a woman's person from the
shoulders to the knees must be entirely
covered when a bathing suit is worn.
The committee amended the bill, how
ever. so as to seriously alter ks original \
significance. As introduced by Represen
tative Wooley, pf Moore County, it was
a statewide measure. The committee
amended it so as to exempt 90 of the 100
counties from its provisions. The bill if .
•passed wOTWffrwlrw Moorfc -etmtrty; '-
Bus Coven Governor’s Recommendation*. -
Raleigh, f’eb. 24. —A bill embodying
Governor McLean’s recommendations a*
to state prisons, made in his message
of yesterday, was introduced in the Sen
ate today by Senator Heath, of Union.
Another important measure to fall into:
the hopper was a bill sent forward by
Spencer, of Hyde, designed to prohibit
the establishment of branch banks. Af
ter receiving a number of local bills, the
upper house got down to discussion of
the committee substitute for the state
wide game bill. A number of amend
ments to the measure were sent forward.
After an hour's debate, the House again
tabled the measure which would require
15 days’ notice of intent to marry before
a license could be secured from a pro
bate court The bill previously had been
tabled, but was brought up for reconsid
AIRCRAFT HEARING TO
BE REOPENED THURSDAY
Committee Said to Have Found It Has
More Money Thao It Ffa-gt Thought.
(By the Associated Press)
Washington, Feb. 24. —By a vote of 5
to 1, the House aircraft committee today
reversed its decision of last Saturday, and
decided to reopen hearings next Thurs
The only explanation of today’s action
given by committee members related to
the committee finances. It was said that
instead of having emptied its war chest
as previously supposed, the committee
was found to have more than $2,000 left •
Want Continuation of the Teapot Dome
(By the Associated Press)
Cheyenne, Wyo., Feb. 24.—A motion
by the government for continuance of the
Teapot Dome lease annulment trial, set
for March 9th, has been filed in the fed
eral court here by Albert D. Walton,
United States district attorney. The
motion is signed by Atlee Poraerene, and
Owen D. Roberts, special government
counsel. Hearing was set for Thurs
day. ’ • • 1 . i
President Not Appoint Commission.
(By the Associated Press)
Washington, Feb. 24. —President Cool
idge does not believe it would be a prop
er function for the chief executive to
appoint a commission to investigate the
condition of work being done on the Con
federate memorial at Stone Mountain,
Ga. Requests that hr appoint such a '
commission are understood to have been
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