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Calvin Coolidge Takes
The Presidential Oath
. ... -- ’ •
Becomes President of United
States in His Own Rights
as a Result of Mandate of
Former President Taft Swore
In the President—Address
Made After the Inaugural
(By the Associate*. Press)
Washington. March 4. —President Oool
idgo was inaugurated President in his
own right by an overwhelming mandate
of the people.
For the first time in nineteen months
the country has a Vice President.
Standing at the historic spot where a
long line of predecessors have taken the
sacred oath. President Coolidge bent and
kissed t}ie Bible in the hands of Chief
Justice Taft and delivered his inaugural
Vice President Dawes a few minutes
earlier had taken his oath and delivered
his inaugural address on the Senate cham
ber. ‘s
The President took the oath of ojßee at
precisely 1:00 o’clock. Vice President.
l>awes had taken the oath At 12:14
Despite the President’s firm stand for
a Inrk of extensive display which, had
reduced the ceremonies to the last degree
of simplicity, it. still was a contrast with
the midnight moment ID months ago
when, aroused with news of President
Harding's sudden death, he took the same
oath by the glow of an oil lamp In his
father’s Vermont farm house. •
The President's father. Col. John Cool
idge, stood near him today and gathered
close by were Mrs. Coolidge with her
mother, Mrs. Goodhue, members of the
cabinet, members of the Supreme Court,
rankiug officers of the army and navi,
members of tbe diplomatic corps, and
members of Congressional committee in
' charge of the inaugural arrangements,
v A March sun which had promised to
flood the ceremonies with a glorious light
was overcast by gathering clouds as the
hour of inauguration arrived, and a
prospect of a crisp bright day had slowly
turned to a threat of a cold rain.
But there was no change in physical
.arrangements for the President’s inaug
uration in the open air outside the eap
jp>l because the official .party was
"shielded by a large steed canopy.
- When the President spoke the words of
his .Inaugural address he had the ear of
the greatest audience ever addressed by
one man in the history of time. Not
only the thousands gathered before him
with the aid of implifying devices, but
throughout the country millions heard
the progress of the entire ceremony by a
great radio hookup which covered stations
all over the country.
Pennsylvania Avenue, historic route of
many pageants of war and pence, con
tained a smaller audience today than it
has at any other inaugural within the
memory of old time observers. Modest'
decorations and much reduced programs
for the inaugural procession, all due to
the President’s insistence on economy,
had reduced the attraction of the inaug
ural as a magnet for crowds. j
Bowitig his head over his grand-moth
er’s Bible, the President took the oath
at 1 p. m. precisely.
Chief Justice Taft read the words of I
the orligation which he himself had once'
assumed, in a voice that could be beard
well by the crowd as Mr. Coolidge stood |
silently with upraised hand. His “I.'
do" at the end was hardly audible out-1
side the stand. Then he bent his head v
and kiaped the Bible, and the great throng
recognised with a cheer that toother ad
ministration had been ushered in.
The President began his address im
mediately, speaking rather more rapidly
than ordinary.
Washington, March 4.—President Cool
idge was inagurated today with one of
the simplest ceremonies of a hundred
years. Almost at the same time Vice I
President Dawes also took the oath of
For the first time not only the thou
sands who gathered in Washington heard
a president deliver his inaugural ad
dress, but millions throughout the Unit
ed States and probably many elsewhere,
heard the address by radio. President
Coolidge spoke to probably the greatest
audience, seen and unseen, that ever has
been addressed by any man in the his
tory of the world.
With all its studied simplicity and
lack of display, which was at the ex
press direction of the President, the cere
mony was in marked contrast with the
event of nineteen months ago,, when
roused from sleep by news of the sudden
death of President Harding, Mr.. Cool
idge took the oath of office administered
by his father in glow of an oil lamp
in a Vermont farm house.
The only Vice President since Roose
velt to succeed to the office by popular;
election, President Coolidge renewed his
oath before Chief Justice Taft, the only
John T. Lewis
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, President to take it before a former
President. The ceremony was the tra
; ditjcnal one, and was carried out on a
: platform built at the east front of the
Capitol, before the great steps leading
. to the entrance of the middle of tbehpild-
I in B. * apot selected in the historic com
, promise of ago when the
house and senate each contended that
the inauguration should take place with
‘ in its own precincts.
While Congress whs winding up- its
e.eventh hour business, the official con
gressional committee called at the White
House to escort the President to the
Capitol. This was soon after eleven
o’clock. Pennsylvania avenue, despite
the restricted program which cut dowu
the show, was packed as the President,
escorted by a troop of cavalry and guard
ed by secret service men, passed along.
At the Capitol he went at once to the
President's room adjoining the senate
chamber and busied himself disposing of
acts of Congress which either became
laws by his signature, or which under
the constitution got "pocket vetoes" if
he choose not <o sign them.
11 bile President Coolidge was at work
in the President’s room at the Capitol
Vice President-elect Dawes and his party
arrived and took their places in the Vice
President's room where they were greet
ed by Senator eutnuHtoi, of l<m* r #&*
since Mr. Coolidge became President has
presided over the Senate. There Mr.
Dawes and his party awaited the begin
ning of the Vice Presidential inaugural
ceremonies in the senate chamber, which
preceded by a few minutes the inaugura
tion of President Coolidge in the open
air outside.
The Senate Galleries early had been fill,
by those fortunate enough to get cards
of admission. Many, women scarcely
less well known than their husbands in
national affairs shared places with mem
bers and families of the diplomatic eorpß
and the official set.
; Just as the sixty-eighth Congress died
by constitutional limitation at noon, the
Senate of the sixty-ninth Congress came
into being, called in special session to
consider executive appointments, and, in
jcidentaliy, to inaugurate the Vice Presi
■ dent. A special session of the Senate
is really not necessary to inaugurate the
| Vice President; he could take the oath
I of office before a justice of the peace if
! he chose, and then meet with the Senate
I wben it assembles in regular session next
j Winter, but it is the custom.
• The diplomatic corps, all invited to the
| ceremonies, assembled in the marble room
, which adjoins the chamber, resplendent
in their gorgeous full dress court uni
forms. The diplomatic corps entered
the chamber according to rank and prece
dence, fixed \in order of the time they
have been accredited to the United States,
the ambassadors leading the line and the
ministers coming after them.
Then came the justices of the Supreme
Court, headed by Chief Justice Taft, in
I their sombre black silk robes of the
bench and taking chairs placed for them
at the right of the incoming Vice Presi
dent After them members of the House
of Representatives entered through the
main door and took places reserved for
them on the west side of the chamber,
while the senators gathered at their re
aerved places oh the east. Sprinkled
afnong them were distinguished officers
at the army and navy, a few former
! members of Congress and last persons
who have publicly received the thanks
of Congress and therefore are entitled
to places on such occasions.
When all the party was assembled the
senate chamber, a comparatively small
room which ordinarily seats 96 senators
and attachees, contained more than 700
persons on the floor, with many of them
necessarily standing.
Amplifying devices at the top of the
President’s stand made his words clear
ly and distinctly audible to the edge of
the crowd, and microphones placed be
i ore him carried his voice throughout the
country and to some distant parts of the
world by radio.
Dawes Speaks.
Washington, March 4.—Reform in the
rules of tbe Senate is demanded by Am
erican public opinion and by “the con
science of individual senators," Vice-
President Dawes declared today in his
inaugural address.
Under the present roles, he said “the
rights of the American people are over
He referred especially to the preseut
rules which permit a senator to delay
proceedings indefinitely by holding the
• Under this rule, the new Vice Presi
dent said, a minority or even one senator
can .'prevent a vote on a measure which
two-thirds-rof the Senate has agreed to
bring to a vote.
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* Larceny From House, Simple
k Larceny and Malicious Mis
| chief Are Charged in the
i- Two Indictments.
K also indicted
l He Has Not Been Arrested
k So Far—Borglum to Get
'£ Hearing in Greensboro
k Saturday Night.
K (By the Associated Press)
K Atlanta, March 4.—lndictments eharg-
K lug larceny from ;the house, simple lar-,
K ceny and malicious mischief, were return-
K ed against Gutzon Borglum. deposed
K sculptor of Stone Monntniu Confederate
K Memorial by DeKalb county jury today.
» Larceny from the house is a felony under
the laws of Georgia. Two indictments
were returned against J. C. Tucker, Bor
glum's superintendent of construction.
Tucker is charged with simple larceny
and larceny from the house. Borglum is
under $5,000 bond to appear in Greens
boro, N. 0., Saturday night, following his
arrest last Saturday pn a warrant charg
ing malicious mischief. Tucker has not
been arrested.
The warrant on which Borglum was
arrested and upon which are based the
indictments returned today, involve the
destruction of models of the Confederate
figures to be used in the memorial and
the alleged removal of other models from
the studio at Stone Mountain.
Borglum Ready to Fight.
Cleveland, March 4.—Gutzon Borglum,
when told of indictments returned against
him at Atlanta, declared *T will meet
them on their own grounds. ’’ He added,
"they have made a court matter of this
thing and now they will have to carry it
through the courts. They have closed the
door to any diplomatic arrangements that
otherwise might have been made. There
is no opportunity to exercise the clause
in our contract which provides for arbi
Father and Brother of Dead Cave Ux
ptwer Seek Money in Dramatics for ;
Louisville, March 3.—A second inern
b‘V of the Collins family has turned
to ‘the burlesque stage as a means of
raising funds to honor the memory ox
Floy 1 Collins, cave explorer, who met
death in Sand Cave last month. Lee
Collins, the victim’s father, will appear
ali r.e>'t week with a Louisvile; burlesque .
show in an effort to obtain funds for a
monument and tomb for his son, the ;
management announced today.
I An attorney will be W'th the elder ,
Colins. Homer, brother of the victim. ,
recently appeured on a Chicago bur- ,
lesque stage with the announcement that ,
he was seeking fund to sink a steel tun- (
nel to his brother's tomb so that the
body might be removed and placed in ,
a cemetery.
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Legislative Pay BUI Signed by Presi
dent Just Before He Went to Take >
the Oath of Office. '
(By the Associated Press)
Washington, March 4. —President Cool- 1
idge today signed the legislative appro
priation bill carrying increased salaries ;
for members of Congress, tbe cabinet and '
the Vice President.
The ‘measure was the last signed by
the President today at his room at the
Capitol where he had gone to take the
oath of bffice.
Government Purchases Canal of Dismal
Washington, March 3.—The House to
day passed the rivers and harbors bill
passed by the senate Saturday night, ac
cepting all the senate amendments, and
the bill non- goes to the President whose
signature is assured.
The purchase of the Dismal Swamp ca
nal by the federal government, provided
for in this bill, is considered of inestim
able value to the state and to the nation.
The government gets the canal for one
half million dollars that cost two mil
lion dollars to construct, and as a part
of the inland waterway along the At
lantic seaboard, the government will de
velop and improve it. This is expected
to prove of far reaching importance, and
its value will be national as well as local.
The Dismal Swamp canal puts the in
lund waterway in convenient connection
with the western end of Albemarle sound
and the country lying along the naviga
ble waters of the streams flowing into
that sound.
$500,00 Fire in Cubs. •
(By the Associate* Press)
Havana, March 4.—Fire in Batabano
on the south coast of Cuba in Havana
province, last night destroyed many
buildings with an estimated loss of $500,-
000, according to report today from that
city. Firemen were sent from Havana
to aid in fighting the blaze which atarted
on the corner of Galixto - Garcia and
Maceo streets in * building occupied by
the Spanish Colody Society.
Carolina. Declined to Play Merwr.
(By the Associate* Press)
Atlanta, March 4. —Declining to meet
Mercer, champions of the Southern Inter
collegiate Athletic Association basketball
tournament just closed at Macon the vic
torious University of North Carolina
quintet, triumphed for the third time in
tbe southern conference, was returning to
Chapel Hill today.
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Remarks Upon No* j Being Celled on TO
Take Part to inaugural Even:.:
Washington, Mart* 3.—John W. Dav
is took up in the Supreme court today, the
practice of tbe tow he dropped last
summer when he braame the Democratic
Presidential candidate.
Appearing as eoitosel for the Cement
Manufacturers' Protective Association, he
dared the charges “surely
brought to issue t* question' how far
manufacturers of -irodwts could go
through an association in the exchanging
of trade information*'
After proceeding toriefty with his argu
ments, he remarked* {jiaf it would be cut
in half by the court’s adjournment.
Chief Justice Taft, hrtnseif a former
President, pointed out to the recent can
didate that the court would not henr ar
gument tomorrow.
Mr. Davis, alluding to President Oool
idge's inauguration, recalled thht, of
course, this would not be possible because
of certarn ‘‘Ceremonies tomorrow in which
I shall not be called Upon to participate.’*’
The justices justices Mined the snecta-'
tors to. the croWd^JlißP l room in ,tbe
Slighter that folioweff-mitil the serious
marshal restore* the Usual decorum by
vigorous rapping with his gavel.
Opened Finn at Advance of 7 ' to *8
Points on Continuation of Buying
(By the Associate* Press)
New York. March 4.—rTjie cotton mar
ket opened firm today at an advnnce of
7 to 18 points on a continuation of the
recent buying movement promoted by ad
vances in Liverpool, reports of a strong
er market for cotton goods, absence of
rains in the Southwest, uffil bullish South
ern spot advices.
A good deal of renlizing and some
Southern selling was absorbed o*n slight
setbacks, and the market showed a gen
erally firm tone in the early trading, May
selling up to 26.25 and October to 25.65,
or 20 to 28 points net higher.
Liverpool reported increased spot
sales and with the large business report
ed in Southern spot markets yesterday,
probably stimulated buying of old crop
Opening prices were: March 25.80;
July 26.28; October 25.60; December
25.52. 1
Income Tax Retarnc.
(By the Associate* Press)
Rgleigh, N. C., March 4.—The Commis
sioner of Revenue, R. A. Doughton, has
called attention to the law requiring that
all income taxpayers are required to file
their returns on or before March 15, if
they wish to avoid the penalties that are
prescribed by law. In a formal state
ment issued here today, Commissioner
Doughton said;
“Ail income tax payers, either corpor
ation or individuals, are' required to file
their returns, accordmg to law, with the
State Department of Revenue on or be
fore March' 15, uuless they have estab
lished a fiscal year. After that date pen
alties are required tot be imposed.
“Deputies will be found in Raleigh,
Charlotte, Winston-Salem, Asheville,
Wilmington, and other principal towns
of the state to receive returns.
“Blanks have been sent to the registers
of deeds of the different counties to the
end that tax payers may . obtain them in
order to make the : r returns. Blanks
have also been sent to all those who made
returns for the past year.
“The central office at Raleigh has. a
clerical force sufficient to accommodate
the taxpayers of the erty and nearby ter
"All tax payers are urgently request
ed to make their returns as required by
law and avoid the imposition of penalty.
“If any tax payer subject to payment
of income tax shall not have received a
blank, same will be forwarded from this
office immediately upon request.”
Fifteen Persons Reported Killed.
(By ‘the Associate* Press)
London, -March 4. —An Exchange Tel
egraph dispatch from Berlin says four
heavy explosions occurred today in the
works on Anhault Explosive Works near
Huttenwerk, 25 perosons being reported
The first woman who was classed offi
cially as a woman police officer in the
United States was Miss Alice Stibbin*
Wells,, who was given a police commis-,
slon by the City of Loo Angeles in 1910.
Opinion Expressed in State
Capital That Adjournment
Will Not Be Reached Be
fore Tuesday of Next Week
That Means Solotis Hardly
Will Finish This Week.—
Reports of Committees Are
Given Attention In Senate.
(By the Associated Press)
Raleigh, March 4.—Opinion was ex
pressed in legislative circles today that
adjournment in the General Assembly
will not be reached before Tuesday of
next week. It had been expected that
the Legislature would end on Saturday,
the scheduled end of the session, but
amendment of the revenue bill in the Sen
ate making House concurrence necessary,
, >s expected to defer adjournment.
Local Measures in Houite.
Raleigh, March 4.—The House con-1
sidered local, measures during the first
hour of its session today. I-arge num
ber of new bills of minor importance were
•introduced, a number went on their third
reading. The body was in receipt of a
batch of locals which had passed the Sen
ate. and these were given consideration.
After the local and public calendars
had been disposed of. the lower body took
up for consideration the statewide game
bill. Thirty minutes was allotted to each
side for argument on the measure. Gra
ham, of Orange, led the fight for the
proponents, while Murphy, of Rowan,
led the opponents.
Committee Reports Heard.
Raleigh, March L—-The upper house of
the legislature today consumed the morn
ing hour with consideration of committee
reports. Practically every committee of
the Senate, anxious to clear up its work
before the last day of the session, sent
forward reports on numerous major and
nvnor bills.
After disposing of the local calendar
the Senate displaced the revenue bill as
a special order for today and proceeded
to the public calendar. Favorable mi
pority (jpport on the Moss-Tapp hill to
repeal-tVe IKMtie-railroad act at-the i 023
assembly SffHtorizntg «-'$ 10.066.600 bowl
issue for a railroad into the "lost prov
inces” was brought up on the floor. Af
ter a few minutes consideration the sen
ate refused to accept, the minority re
port and then called the repealer on the
floor and tabled it to effectually dispose
of the matter.
Bitterness and Strife Which Featured
Many Sessions Not in Evidence at the
Last One.
i (By the Associated Press)
Washington, March 4. —The (18tb Con
gress died today amid a peaceful calm,
in striking contrast to the throes of bit
terness aud strife which have tortured it
during most of its tenure of power.
As against the sensational character of
some of its sittings with the long list of
investigations, charges and counter charg
es, a benevolent atmosphere prevailed
both in the House and Senate, and there
was lacking the legislative jam which us
ually accompany the close of a session.
The House which lsng ago had caught
up with its business, passed a few minor
measures and occup’ed itself in listening
to complimentary speeches touching its
membershi. Representative Longworth.
of Ohio, republican floor leader, soon to
become speaker, complimented Represen
tative Garrett, the democratic leader, and
both in turn paid tribute to Speaker Gil
lette who will be junior senator in the
next Congress from Massachusetts. The
House at the instance off Mr. Garrett
thanked the speakeer for his “fairness ,
and .impartiality.”
The omnibus navy bill, covering a wide
range of subjects, and the second defic- ,
iency appropriation bill were the princi
pat measures receiving final Congressional
approval during the short session today.. ]
The Senate after passing the deficiency
bill had trouble in keeping itself in order ;
for a time.
Five Killed In Explosion.
Reinsdorf, Saxony, March 4 (By the
Associated Press).-—Five persons were
killed and thirty-eight others Injured in
a dynamite explosion following a fire iii
the powder division of the Westphalian
Anhalt Explosive factory here today. The
force of the Must was so stroilg that the
roofs of the surrounding buildings were
torn off. '
Dismiss Case Against Nugent.
Chicago, • March 4 (By the Associated
Press). —The trial of W. E. D. Stokes,
aged New York millionaire, charged with
conspiracy to defame Helen Eiwood
Stokes, his wife, opened today with the
dismissal of indictment against Daniel F.
Nugent, Stokes' New York attorney.
Pershing Had Good Night.
(By the Associated Press) .
Havana, March 4.—Gen. John J. Per
shing who was- taken ill yesterday after
noon after he arrived here from Santiago
de Cuba, spent a quiet night and was
sleeping at 7:30 a. m. today, it was
learned At the hotel .where he is stopping.
Gore Sworn In as Governor.
(By the Associate* Press)
Charleston, W. Va., March-4.—Howard
M. (lore, who on Monday resigned his
post in Washington as Secretary of Ag
. rlculture, took the oath of office as Gov
ernor of West Virginia today.
> Peanut Diet
jWr IKKwt
So that be could save enough money
to publiah a book, W. H. Pelley, a
recluse of Knoxville, Illinois, lived
, for a year on salted peanuta and
overripe .bananas. His book criti
cizes present method ot.toF^„'
Average Will Be 25 Per Cent and
Spinning Stock Yams Will Stop.
. Gastonia, March 3.—No more stock
yarns and. curtailment averaging around
25 per cent, .is the general policy of the
cotton yarn spinners of Gaston county,
curtailment to become effective as a
rule on April 10. This is in line with
statement recently appearing that cur
tailment was planned.
Increasing scarcity of the staple used
by the majority of the mills of Gas
ton county and its steadily rising cost,
a figure not reflected in the yarn mar
ket; is the condition responsible tor the
intended cut in operations. ”
“I have talked to men all over the
county to sound out the truth of the
matter,” said one textile man this
morning, “and I find that practically
every combed and carded yarn mill is
planning to spin no stock yarns and to
curtail around April 10 at the latest.
Viarioiis mill men 1 have talked to
represent over 080.000 of the producing
spindles in -the county, so that indi
cates that the proposition) is not
sporadic. Cotton is hard to get and is
high. They learned their lesson abont
stock yarns in the past.”'
McAllister to preach
Davidson Procures the Commencement
Speakers—Literary Address by Dr. J.
R. McCain. J
- Dtoddsun- March S.-y.-AimaujK‘eq*ealJa,
made that Rev. J. .Gray McAllister, Dig
D„ of the Presbyterian, Theological Sem
inary,. Kentucky, professor of English
Bible and Biblical introduction, has ac
cepted the invitation extended him to de
liver the baccalaureate sermon at the
approaching commencement, May 81.
and that President J. R. McCain, of
Agnes Scot College. Decatur, Ga„ will
deliver the literary address to the gradu
ating class, Tuesday, June 2nd.
Dr. McAllister is well known in Char
lotte, having supplied (lie pulpits of one
or more of the large churches of the
city. He has recently been publishing
in The Christian Observer most inter
esting and scholary articles, covering his
travels in the East, in Palestine and
Egypt and adjacent lands.
Revenue Collections During February.
(By the Associate* Press.)
Raleigh. N. C., March 4. —Collections
by the State Revenue Department during
the month of February, 1925. were more
than three thousand dollars less than the
collections 'during the month of Febru
ary, 1924, according to the monthly re
port of the State Commissioner of Reve
nue, R. A- Doughton. The collections for
the mouth totaled $172,588.80, as com
pared with $175,782. 65 for February,
The collections for January, 1925, to
taled $179,411.65. as compared with $98.-
918.01 for January, 1924. The total col
lections for the first two months of the
year 1925 is $352,900.45, as compared
with $274,700.66, for the corresponding
period of the year 1924. These figures,
according to the report of the commis
sioner. show an increase in collections for
the first two months of the current year
over the corresponding months of 1924,
of $77,299.79.
Tbe classification of the collections
made by the department during February,
1925, as as follows: Income taxes, $102,-
304.51; inheritance taxes, $45,129.70;
schedule B taxes, $14,375.53; schedule C
taxes (franchise). $10,489.58; interest on
bank balances $289.48.
With Our Advertisers.
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See list in new ad. of Cline’s'Pharmacy.
Lister fertilizer, acid and bone meal at
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If you need electrical help in a hurry,
call W. J. Hethcox.
M. R. Pounds is ready to do your suit
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Add the comforts of modern plumbing |
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ing Co., North Kerr street, in this issue.
Phone 576.
The John T. Lewis “Dutch Boy" white
lead is only 14 cents a pound at Lorke
& Wadsworth Co.
It’s inauguration day .in Concord too.
See ad. of Hoover's.
One 40 ounce jar of Figaro Meat, Pre
server will smoke 400 pounds of meat.
Sold in Concord by Pearl Drug Co.
Anti-Tobacco Convention Meets.'
(By the Associate* Pteas)
Washington, March 4t — A policy of
conservatism in measures for combatting
the tobacco habit among Americans form
ed the keynote of addresses at the open
ing session here today of the first Nat
ional Anti-Tobacco Convention.
The only legislation supported by the t
organization represented, it was said |
was a law for every state forbidding the*
sale of tobacco to minors.
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NO. 53
THE SCOfll Mil'S
Os Christian and Industrial
Education for Young Ne
gro Women.—Has Fasci
nating History.
This Splendid Institution Is
Now Celebrating the Fifty-
Fifth Anniversary of Its
Scotia Woman’R College, an institu
■ tion which stands for ‘"the highest type of
Christian education and industrial train*
ing for Negro young women,” to use the
1 words of the catalogue, m celebrating its
. 55th anniversary this' year. Scotia is
easily one of the most interesting, though!
one of the least advertised, institutions iu
: Concord. Its prominence may be seen
, from the fact that of the seven lines al
lotted Concord by one of the current en
’ cyclopedias, almost two lines arc devoted
' 1 to the fact that “the city is the seat of
‘ I Scotia Seminary.”,
The school has had a long and fasci-
I nating history. In 180(i, a Hev. Dr. Log
an. representative of the Freedman's
Committee of the Northern General As
’ seinbly of the Presbyterian Church, vis
, ited Concord and decided that it would
be a good location for a school.
, * In January of the next year. Rev. Luka
, Borland and his wife reached Concord
, and settled down to stay and grow old in
, Iheif work. Says the historical sketch,
, read in connection with the thirty-fifth
, anniversary: “No one can now realize
how much of moral courage and patience
, it took to lay these foundations in those
times when sectional feeling was so bit
ter." I'ntil tfie charter was given in
1870, the school was run along parochial
lines. I'p to the time when the first
permanent brick building was built la
1882, there was a procession of wooden
structures which seem to have been very
temporary affairs.
The name Scotia was given to the in
stitution by Matthew Scott; of Ohio,
who was one of the foremost of the ear
ly .benefactors. He was asked to name
the School, after having made a liberal
T prefeerod,” p
says flfis. sketch, “to bnVc it bear the -
name of his native land rather than bin
own.” ' ’.
Scoria lias, during the 54 years of it*
history, graduated 1200 -students who
have gone out into the Southern States to
take their places among the leaders of the
colored races. From an enrollment of 279
students. 29 will graduate. This is the
largest class in recent years.
Os the alumnae two have been tvives of
Biddle University Presidents. Others
have been famous as nurses. Still others
of tlic alumnae have been teachers, one.
Mary J. Burthaue, is principal of the
Normal and Industrial Institute at Day
tona, Fla. Oliona Pegram Atkins was
not only a successful teaeber but she
was alto the wife of tbe President of
Slater State Normal. Mary Lynch was
a teacher and has been president of the
state W. C. T. IT. for a number of years,
representing this organization in Eng
land. There, is an M. D. on the roster
of alumnae. Dr. Lucy Hughes Brown, and
a Dentist. Dr. Alberta Burton. Some of
the alumnae have gonS into the foreign
fieldH and have worked as missionaries
while other haye gone into missionary
work in this country. A list of promi
nent negro women in this country will
show that a large proportion have grad
uated from Scotia.
Rev. T. R. Lewis, D. D„ a native of
Pennsylvania, is president of the college,
having come to the place in 1922 after
the death of Dr. A. W. Verner, who for,
14 years previously had worked unceas
ingly for the college and who was one of
the moßt loved men in this section of the
state. Dr. Verner was loved not only by •
members of the colored race for whom
he strove so diligently, but also by mem
bers of the white race. Since coming to
the institution Dr. Lewis,has made a great
deal of progress and has been a very suc
cessful executive. He received his un
dergraduate work at Westminster Col
lege, New Wilmington, Pa., and later
graduated from the Western Seminary at
Pittsburgh. His wife is also a graduate
of Westminster College.
The faculty this year numbers 24 a'l
of whom are especially trainej
subjects which they have to teach. The
school is strict in its requirement that
its faculty coine up to North Carolina
educational requirements, and as a result,
all members are compelled to have state
certificates before they can teach in Sco
The buildings are attractive on the ex
ltep:or and interior. The two main, build
ings are placed end to end and face De
pot street. One, Graves Hall, the older
of the two, is made from rough brick and
is three stories in height with a basement
(Continued on Page Three.)
Fair and slightly wander tonight I
Thursday fair.

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