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* VOLUME XXV
PASSED BY LOWER
HOUSE DURING DAY
Bill Provides That Revenue
Shall Be Raised for Veter
ans by Tax on Motion Pic
Also Demanded a Roll Call
Vote, Declaring Viva Voce
Third Reading Vote Was
Out of Order. '
(By (he Aiiwltlrd Press)
Raleigh, March 7. —The House passed
on final reading today the bill to grant
Confederate Veterans additional pensions
for which the revenue would be raised by
a tax on motion picture theatre admis
sions. The measure was then sent to the
senate. The final vote was 80- 82.
Final action came on the measure only
after Speaker i’hnrr had led a parliamen
tary fight for reconsideration which the
the first of its kind this session. The
Speaker, who was absent from the cham
ber when a vivn voce third reading vote
was taken, made the point that there had
been no roll call and that the measure
was n roll call bill. He called for recon
sideration of the vote which was done,
and the final vote was by roll call.
The purpose of the fight, it was said,
evidently was to get into the records the
stands of representatives on the measure.
On the roll call Speaker Pharr cast a
The House then passed without discus
sion the measure providing for issuance of
bonds for permanent improvements at in
sC tut ions, carrying n bond issue of ap
Appropriation Bill In the Senate.
Raleigh, March 7.—After taking up its
local calendar, the Senate considered ap
propriation bill as a special order today.
Senator Seawell, of l«ee, sent forward an
amendment to increase the general educa
tional fund from $2,080,000 to $2,630,000,
and the school equalization fund from
$1,500,000 to $2,100,000. This brought
on a lengthy debate.
The House passed the education in
vestigation commission bill sponsored by
the Governor and then took up the con
s-dtsrtrrton of tho sefmoi equaKjfeitlOa fund
of $1,500,000. At this juncture Speaker
Pharr indicated he had "an important an
nouncement" and requested the sergeaift
at-arms to round up absentees.
WILKINSON OPPOSED BY
THE CATAWBA PEOPLE
Newton Folks Want Feimater Named as
Sixth District Road Commissioner.
Charlotte, March 6.—Friends in this
section of W. C. Wilkinson, of this city,
sixth district highway commissioner, to
day started a flood of telegrams |>ouring
into Governor McLean's office at Raleigh,
urging that he reappoint the Charlotte
man on the highway commission.
The sudden activity in behalf of Mr.
Wilkinson was started by announcement
that Catawba county citizens. 3.000
'strong, had signed and forwarded a pe
tition to the governor urging the appoint
ment of W. C. Feiinster. of Newton, ns
a member of the commission from this
Mr. Wilkinson admits that there was
a strong sentiment against him in Cataw
ba county and said he was aware of the
petition being sent to Raleigh by citizens
of that section.
Location of a State highway some time
ago, was given by Mr. Wilkinson as the
probable reason for the opposition to him
in Catawba county. He says he placed
.the road from Statesville to Conover, in
stead of from Statesville to Newton ns
desired by many Catawba county citizens.
PRESIDENT IS INVITED
TO CHARLOTTE CELEBRATION
Invitation Extended to President by Sen
ator Overman and Representative Bul
(By the Associated Press.)
Washington, March • 7. —An invitation
was extended today to President Cool
idge to attend the celebration to be held
in Charlotte, N. C„ on May 20th, in
commemoration of the signing 150 years
ago of the Mecklenburg declaration of
Senator Overman and Representative
Bulwinkle who extended the invitation
were told by the President that he hoped
he might be able to accept.
Participation by the federal govern
ment in the celebration was authorized
under a resolution passed by Congress.
Want M. Simons Made President.
(By the Associated Press)
Berlin. March 7. —The major parties in
•the reiehstag have agreed, to frame a
measure appointing Dr. Walter Simons
president ad interim of the German re
public. Dr. Simons is a former foreign
minister, and now president of the Su
preme Court at Leipsic.
President May Name Commission.
(By the Associated Press)
Washington, March B.—President Cool
idge is considering favorably the propos
al to name a commission to investigate
the Muscle Shoals, Ala., property with
a view to recommending means for its
disposal to Congress next session.
Minimum wages for women workers
in thb London, England, textile industry,
have been fixed at 27 shillings, and for
men at 65 shillings a week.
There were 700 left-handed sling-throw
ing Benjamihites “who could sling stones
at in hairbreadth and not miss,” in early
Asiatid times of the Judge..
The Concord Daily Tribune
DI NNERS IN AIR CANT '
TOUCH TARGET IN PLANES
Thirty-Nine Shots and Thirty-Nine Miss
es Recorded.—Single Machine Gun
Fortress Monroe, Vn„ Mnreh 6.—Two
anti-flireraft ihree-ineh guns, manned by
men of the (list antiaircraft ba: ration
| fired 30 times today at sleeve targets
towed by Martin bombers from Langley
field, without scoring an actual hit. The
targets measured 10 feet in lengtii and
four in din meter. They were trrwerl at
, elevations ranging from 8.000 to 0,000
After the three-ineli rifles ceased fire.
, eight .30 caliber Browtvng machine guns
took up the target work with the plane
dropping to nltitudes averaging aboutj
1,000 feet. They were joined later by the;
nuti-nirernft .50 caliber machine guns.i
The single hit found by inspectors when:
I the target wns examined proved to be that
of a .30 caliber bullet fired bv the Brown-'
Const artillery officers who plotted the>
bursts of the three-inch guns, however,
pronounced three of the 3!) shots as -es--
tlmated hits.” TJ’hey declared that more'
would have been effective against an ene
my bomber had the shells fired been of
the high explosive rather than the shrap
On the first run made by the towing
machine, 17 shots were fired by the two
gtuis. Three of these were “estimated
liifs." On the second run. only seven
shots were fired, two being estimated with*
ing 100 yards of the target; the third
trial nine shells were turned loose, eight
being plotted short by 130 to 180 yards
while tlie fourth run brought six shots,
none within the danger zone of the tar
An undoubted troublesome factor for
the gunners in these tests was the high
wind which prevailed over the waters.
The Martin machines towed tho targets
on lines 1,800 feet long and swept with
the winds across the front of the battery
at extraordinary speed under prevailing
weather conditions, their speed being es
timated by experienced fliers of the nrm.v
and navy who observed the flights at
100 miles an hour and greater.
STONE IN THE CABINET
Senator Says Warren ‘President’s Baby’
—Take a Shot at Mr. Mellon.
Ann Arbor, Mich., March 6.—Royal
S. Copeland, United States Senator
from New York, addressing de’egates to
the Democratic State Convention here
Inst night, declared that lie "wished
Harlan F. Stone might have been con
tinued as Attorney-General.
“I had rnther that Stone might be
Atorney-General than ('has. B. War
run,.” the speaker asserted. "Mr. War
ren's bent of mind is not such ns to
permit him to understand the manipu
lations of the ahtininuiji trpst. Os
course, we Will Conti rut Warranto ap
pointment in a few dayß. But he is the
President's baby. Let him bring him up.
I don’t want to.”
Senator Copeland lashed what he
termed the President’s interference in
legislative affairs. He declared that it
is not the President’s function to swing
votes by giving buckwheat cake break
fasts and trips on the Mayflower to
members of Congress.
"Andrew Mellon, Secretary of the
Treasury, is not in Washington for his
health." the speaker charged. “He is
there to take care of the aluminum
The Senator characterized Vice-Presi
dent Dawes’ first appearance ns pre
siding officer of the Senate Wednesday
as a “most pathetic spectacle.”
ACT PASSED BY HOUSE
Action Taken hi Japan to Keep Commun
ists From Becoming Active in That
' Tokyo. Mnreh 7 (By the Associated
Press). —The peace preservation not, al
so known as the anti-Bolshevist law,
providing for imprisonment for nearly ev
ery form of communist activity, was pass
ed by the House tonight, whilst a heavy
police guard surrounded parliament. The
law is designed to cheek communist prop
aganda and -4s said by government offi
cials to be a direct result of the .Tapanese-
Legal Action in Tmpot Scandals Actual
Cheyenne, Wyo., March 6.—Steps to
take the legal measurements of rtie Tea
pot Dome scandal actually got under
way here today after repeated postpone
The first material step wns made
known when owen J. Roberts and Atlee
Pomerene, special government counsel,
received advices from El Paso, Texas,
that a subpoena had been served there
on Albert B. Fall, former secretary of
the interior, who was responsible for
leasing the great naval oil reserve in
Salt Creek, Wyo., to the Mammoth
Oil company, one of the Harry Sinclair
interests. The subpoenas served on Fall
makes it mandatory for him to appear
as a witness, counsel said. *
Harry F. Sinclair, head of the Mam
moth company, will arrive here tonight.
He has reserved 40 roome in the lead
ing hotel in Cheyenne to quarter his en
1 Open Session.
Washington, March 7—The Senate
1 voted today to consider in open session
■ the nomination of Charles B. Warren
to be attorney general.
The doors were opened over the pro
test of administration senators by a vote
of 46 to 39. The senate just before
. had voted 39 to 38 to override a ruling
. by. the president pro-tempore, Moses, that
» a two-thirds vote would be necessary for
i an open session.
* Nova Scotia Haa Coal Strike.
(By the Associated Press)
» Sydney. N. S., Mareh 7.—A complete
, tieup in Nova Scotia has resulted from
r the strike called at 11 o’clock last night
of members of District No. 12 United
Mine Workers of America.
s A sprag is a round pice of wood thrust
? between the spokes of the wheels of coal
mining cats that have no brakes.
CONCORD, N. C., SATURDAY, MARCH 7, 1925
Lost in Jungles
yO jsgmKA J
Mrs. Della J. Akeley. naturalist-' and
ixplorer, is believed to be lost in
’.he East African jungles on her way
to the Abyssinian frontier. She en
ured a region never before explored
ty a white person, with a party of 60
Idtlvea. to study Jungle life for the
THE COTTON MARKET
Opened Steady Today at Decline of 4 to
15 Points- —May Sold Up to 25.03.
(By the Associated Press.)
New York, M-nreli 7. —The cotton mar
ket opened steady today at an advance of
4 to 15 points, only a partial" response
to very firm Liverpool cables, owing to
reported prospects of rain in the south
west over Sunday.
May sold up to 25.03 at the start and
October to 25.4(5 but the market soon
eased off under heavy realizing or liqui
dntion. and at the end of the firs tliour
had reacted to approximately yesterdays'
closing quotations with May selling
Liverpool reported spot sales of 15,-
000 bales, including ll.obOO
the "biggest business fin- months, '’pri
vate cables attributed the advance there
to covering and trade selling.
The opening prices were: March 25.75 ;
May 25.03; July 26.16; Oct. 25.45; Dec.
New Y'ork, March 7.—Cotton futures
closed steady at a net advance of 3 to |
10 points. The closing figures were:
March 25.70; May 25.00 to 25.93; July
26.10 to 26.15; October 25.42 to 25.46;
December 25.3(5 to 25.38.
DESTROYS ITS CASE
Judge Gemill Tens Lawyer He Would
Set Aside Conviction of Guilty.
Chicago, March 6.—Less yian two
hours after it had begun its cross exami
nation of W. E. I). Stokes, wealthy New
York apartment hotel owner on trial
charged with conspiring to defame his
young wife in an effort to obtain a di
vorce, the prosecution was warned by
Judge Garnill that it probably had de
ttroyed its case.
The court was so emphatic in his de
nunciation before the jury of the meth
ods of Milton D. Smith, assistant states'
attorney that after warning the prosecu
tor that a court of review probably throw
out a conviction of Mr. Stokes, he add
ed he was not certain hut what the
trend of the cross examination trans
gressed so far that he would have to re
verse a jury verdict against the aged
Big Newspaper Growth Shown)’ by 1928
Washington, March 6.—Publishers of
newspapers and periodicals in the United
States lmd an output in 1923 valued at
$1,268,501,566, an increase of 12.9 over
1921, the last preceding census year.
The Census Bureau figures, made pub
lic today, showed that $7!)3,898,584 of
the total was contributed by receipts from
advertising and $361,178,320 came from |
subscriptions and sales.
The bureau also made public figures
showing the total output»of the industry
engaged in book and job printing and
publishing to be valued at $738,227,363,
an increase of 7 per cent, over 1921.
Thompson Takes*an Appeal.
(By the Associated Press)
Chicago, March 7.—Appeal to the 11. S.
circuit court of appeals was taken today
by John W. Thompson, St, Louis and
Chicago contractor, who was found guilty
with Col. Chas. R. Forbes, former head
. of the U. S. Veterans’ Bureau, of con
( spiracy to defraud the government.
, Thompson also will prosecute a separate
appeal to the U. S. court on constitution
. al grounds.
1 1 ST. JAMES LUTHERAN CHURCH
Corbin and Union Streets •
I Lenten Services
* r <
i C ” Sunday School 9:45 A. M.
[ p Chief Service 11 A. M. “Availing Steadfastness”
Vespers 7 :30. Sermon by Rev. G. H. Cox, D. D.
Special Music at Vespers "
' I . THIS CHURCH WECOMES YOU
New Senate Wis Not Organ
ized Because! Sen. Borah
and Others Wanted Radi
cals on Some Committees.
WERE READ FROM
Despite That Fact Fight Is
Being Made Now to Have
Them Recognized in Some
Fashion on Committees.
(By the Assoelated Press)
Washington, March 7.—Objection from
their own ranks prevented the typubli
can majority today from completing the
organization of the new Senate.
• When the republican organization
brought in its slate of assignments, rele
gating the insurgents In places of minor
rank, Senator Norris, republican, of Ne
braska, and Borah, relablican, of Idaho,
blocked action. . f
Borah Fights For Insurgents.
Washington, March 7.—Objection to
the action of the republican organization
in removing four of the republican insur
gents from their committee ranks, was
voiced today in the Senate by Senator
Borah, republican, of Idaho.
Senator Borah took the floor immedi
ately after the report of the majority
committee on committees had been pre
sented. This report previously had been
approved by a republican conferenre. with
some discussion, but with practically no
TO DEFEND JITLE
New York Commfeion Tells Him to Ac
cept Challenge or Get on the “Black
New York, Alarch 6.-—Jack Dempsey
heavyweight champion, must accept or
decline a challenge filed by Harry Wilis,
negro heavyweight, within 24 hours, or
take his place among the blacklisted in
This ultimatum was issued by the
State Athletic Commission today after a
stormy session, in which both the chal
lenges of Wills and .Tommy Gibbons
■ sweye - considered. •*££•
i Tlie heavyweight tltfelmlder officially
was notified of the two challenges in a
telegram sent to him in I-os Angeles by
the eommiiseiion late today. The Wills
challenge wns given priority because it
was filed one week before that of Gib
bons, chairman James J. Farley, speak
ing for the commission, said, adding:
| "We have taken both matters tinder
careful consideration and feel that the
only way we can get any action is by
taking the matter right> to headquarters.
Dempsey must make a decision one way
or the other on the Wills .challange
Asked what the commission’s attitude
would be if Dempsey attempted to side
step the Wills challenge and accept the
Gibbons challenge. Commissioner Far
"We will cross that bridge when we
come to it.”
The commissioner said this wns the
first step taken in a enmpaign to force
all inactive champions to fight or give
up their crown.
Many New Men For High Point Team.
High Point, March 7. —Many new
faces will be seen on the High Point
team when the club begins spring train
' ing here April Ist, according to “Duck”
Smith, the new manager. Only five of
the players on the 1024 team are ex
-1 pected to return, while approximately a
score of new players will try for places
on the team, it is announced.
Among the contracts that have been
signed and returned to the local manage
ment are Pitchers Frennick and .Telsma,
' Outfielders La Voie and J. Smith, and
, Infielder Pegram.
Smith, the new manager, wilt come
' here about March 20th, according to a
statement given out by local club offi
cials, the other members of the team re
porting about ten days later.
Pay Last Respects to Bishop Murrah
(By the Assoelated Press)
1 Jackson, Miss.. March 7. —Students of
Miltsapps College paid their last respects
1 to ijishop W. B. Murrah, former presi
’ dent* of the institution, as his body lay
I in the college, chapel today prior to the
. funeral this afternoon. The body of
the disinguished bishop of the Methodist
Church. South, who, died Thursday morn
ling at his home in Memphis. arrived here
j today for funeral services and burial.
General Pershing Better.
1 (By the Associated Press.)
r Havana, Cuba, March 7.—Gen. John i
1 J. Pershing, who wns taken ill on his
- arrival here, with members of his mis
. sion to South America from Santiago
* de Cuba, last Tuesday, will probably
- leart his bed today for the first time since
the afternoon of his arrival.
“Ma” in Clay
A bust of Governor Miriam A. Fer
guson of Texas has just been com
pleted by Enrico Gerrachhlo. sculp
tor. “Ma” took time from her offi
cial duties to pose.
NEW SHADE WORN
BY MRS. COOLIDGE
Gray is Color of American Designed and
American Made Inauguration Cos
Washington, Mar c it 6.—" Harding
blue,” the new shade brought out four
years ago by Mrs. Hnrding, had its
counterpart today .in "C'oolidge gray.”
the predominating Hone of Mrs. Cool
idge's costume for the inauguration
The new color is known as "moon
stone,'’ a shade deeper and warmer than
pearl. Mrs. Coolidge's costupie was of
ensemble effect, American designed and
American made. The coat and lower
portion of the gown was of a light wool
en material, known as "joseena cloth,”
somewhat of a cross between dubetyn
The coat was embroidered in gray
silk, which, in tracings with a thread
of oxidiz-cd silver, dropped trom the
shonldens to the hem of the garment, ami
at the sides the broad line of the panel
wan at the bottom with points running
upward tinder the arsm. With it was a
collar of gray fox. The upper portion of
the gown was of gray satin crepe.
Mrs. Coolidge's hat. was of soft Milan
straw, rather high crowned and small
brimmed, trimmed across the top from
side to side with a baud of burnt-goose.
Her slippers were gray, as well as her
Mrs. Dawes’s costume was a blue
sp7ing sjjft; with bpt to match. Asked
what Sliadd *f bine,"TD* Dawtw~t»rt#
"It’s blue. Navy? Midnight? No. just
HICKORY MAN DROPS
DEAD WHILE RIDING
W. C. Thompson, Merchant, Victim of
Heart Trouble While on a Fishing
Hickory, N. C„ March 6. —Wilburn C.
Thompson, prominent merchant and busi
ness man of Hickory, aged (Mi, died sud
denly this afternoon while returning from
a fishing trip in Alexander county.
Throughout the day Mr. Thompson was
in the best of spirits and was seemingly
in the best of health. After riding sev
eral miles with his companion. Mr.
Thompson suddenly fell over dead. Heart
trouble was assigned as the cause. A
native of Gaston eounty, Mr. Thompson
came to Hickory fifteen years ago from
Stanley and entered the mercantile busi
ness as the senior member of the Thomp
son-West Company store.
Besides his wife, the deceased is sur
vived by two children, Mrs. A. M. West,
of Hickory, and Rev. Loy D. Thomp
son, of Salisbury.
The Saered Simian.
London, March. 7. —While the monkey
gland treatment for bringing the flush
of youth to tlie cheeks of age does not
apear to have ("caught on” to any very
great extent, it has had one rather un
expected result. An agitation has been
started in India—where most of the
monkeys have come from—against their
exportation. The American and Euro
pean craze for rejuvenation, so it is said
by those conducting this agitation, is de
nuding India of monkeys.
This is believed to be rather an exag
geration, but the real basis of the agi
tation lies in the Hindu belief that the
monkey is sacred, and in this light the
demand for the prohibition of the traffic
is easily . understood. Hanuman, the
monkey, god, is one of the great divini
ties of the Hindu mythology, and his
temples are to be found all over India.
The white-whiskered -monkey is called by
his name and is worshipped by the na
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The Sanitary Grocery Co. wants its
:' friends and customers to know that its
. desire is to give real service.
, New footwear for the new season at
Parker's Shoe Store all the time.
Cabarrus Cash Grocery Co. has all
kinds of feed and the best kind too.
Fall Willing to Testify.
(By the Associated PhtM)
I El Paso. Texas, March 7. —Declaring
it was unnecessary for Federal Judge T.
B. Kennedy of Wyoming, to make manda
tory the subpoena requesting his pres
ence at Cheyenne on Monday as a witness
in the Teapot Dome lease annulment suit,
Albert B. Fall, former Secretary of the
Interior, left here late last night for
Charles D. HiUs May Be Ambassador:
Washington, March 7.—Appointment of
Chas. D. Hiles of New York, as ambas
sodar to Germany is understood to be
under consideration by President Choi
MAKE PAYMENT OF
INCOME TAX EASIER
Bill Providing for Setni-Annual Install
ments in State is Given Favorable Re
Raleigh, March 6.—To the tax
payers of income taxes in the
Jones bil, to allow semi-amt
meats, was favorably re|x>rtei r'- ;lVe
t finance committee this afternn
bill wns ordered redrawn by irs-ffTffTmr
Senator Hamp Jones, of Mecklenburg.
Originally Senator Jones wanted to have
the payments made quarterly. The bill asi
amended also requires that all such tax
payers reimburse the state for the delay
with a payment of six per cent, interest.
Senator Jones feels that, with an in
crease in the income tax, the people
ought to be allowed to have more time
than making a lump payment. His bill
Section I—That section two hundred
(200)- and two hundred and one (201 ) of
the revenue act of North Carolina 1025,
be amended by adding at the end of said
section, the following:
'•Provided, payments of inrune tax as
lev:ed in,(his section of said rev-nue act.
may be paid in equal semi-annual instal
ments. first installment to be paid when
income tax report is filed, and second in
stallment to be paid- six months from the
. said date, said installments to bear in
terest at six (6) per cent, until paid.
"Section 2—Tliat all laws and clauses
of laws in conflict with this act are here
"Section 3—That this act shall be in
force from and after its ratification.”
TREMORS CAUSE SPURT~
IN INSURANCE DISTRICT
New York Companies Receive Many In-f
queries for “Proctestion ”
New Y’ork, March 6.—Last Saturday
night’s earthquake, while it toppled no
buildings, shook into tlie mail baskets of
New York insurance companies more in
quiries about earthquake insurance than
they had received in all their previous
Officials of local companies said today
inquiries as to rates and other details
of earthquake policies have been coming
from New York City and from all over
the east by mai), telegraph and telephone.
Insurance companies whose charters
authorize them to underwrite earthquake
risks have written earthquake "coverage”
on about half a dozen large business
structures in this city.
ADDS RADIO TO THE CAUSES
OF INCREASE OF INSANITY
Expert Links ft Whli Jazz and Poor
Liquor in Affecting Minds.
New I ork. March 6.—An increase in
insanity is the result of the -radio, jazz
and poor liquor. Dr. Isham Harris, su
perintendent of the Brooklyn State Hos
pital for tlie Insane, said at a luncheon
f., the Lijuro ci«b Jwto*- ■ JtejJlgiUukge t
been eliminated from hospitals for the in
sane. he said, because they have an irri
tating effect on mental eases.
I)r. Harris said prohibition caused in
sane commitments in Brooklyn to in
crease since 1022 from less than two to
more than five per cent. Dancing and
flapper affairs, he added, tend to create
an abnormal mentality in a boy or girl.
MUCH DISCUSSION OF
PREMIER BALDWIN’S SPEECH
At His Request House Rejected Trades
Union Political Fund Bill.
London, March 7 (By the Associated
Press Premier Baldwin's remarkable
speech in the House of Commons yester
day when he made an earnest appeal for
ndustrial peace and declined to use his
big parliamentary majority to achieve po
litical success, was the subject of keen
At the Premier's request the House
formally rejected the trades union po
litical fund bill which would have freed
conservative and liberal trade unionsts
from the requirements under the trade
unions act of 1013. of contributing to
a fund used for the support of the labor
Dun’s Trade Review.
New York. March 6.—Dun’s tomor
row will say:
“After several months of business ex
pansion, the chief interest now centers
in the probable results during the spring
session soon to open. On tlie whole the
outlook is distinctly- favorable and pros
pects for the longer future have been
strengthened by the stress laid on the
need of tax reduction in the President’s
inaugural address. There id a solid basis
for further commercial progress tniß
year, whososome conditions having been
maintained since the trade recovered be
gan last autumn and con fidence hav
ing become fiirmly established. The ab
sence of a rapid rise of prices, Yxeept
where special causes have brought sharp
advances, ns in the grain markets, is
reassuring because there is a strong re
sistance among consumers to higher
■ prices for commodities. This phase is
also being evidenced in primary changes,
and in certain quarters a decided easing
had recently occurred.
“Weeklv bank clearings $9,508,577,-
Senate Considers Warren Nomination.
(By the Associated Press)
1 Washington, March 7. —Consideration
1 of the nomination of ('has. D. Warren,
of Michigan, to be Attorney General, enr
-1 rying the second endorsement of the ju
diciary committee, was the first order of
' business in the Senate today after com
pleting its organization.
Rail Strike in Berlin Spreads.
(By the Associated Press)
Berlin, March 7. —The railway men’s
strike spread today to the freight hand
lers in the three principal freight stations
in Berlin. Only about one-fourth of the
workers reported for duty, and the freight
was consequently badly tied up.
Marquis Curzon to Undergo Operation,
London, March 7 (By the Associated
Press). —Marquis Curzon, of Kedleston,
Lord President of the Council, who suf
fered a collapse while about to address
a meeting at Cambridge Thursday night,
will unndergo an operation Monday, it
was stated today.
& TODAY’S «
tt NEWS « .
» TODAY, m
BORGLUM IS WILLING
pnriß IN GEORGIA
He Will Fight Extradition
For His Counsel Has Ad
vised Him to Take Such
Action in the Case.
TUCKER IS FREE
* OF ALL GUILT
Borglum Says Tucker Had
Nothing to \ Do With the
Models, So He Has Not
Greensboro, N. C., Mareh 7 (By the
Associated Press). —Gutzon Borglum, de
posed sculptor of Stone Mountain Con
federate Memorial, today declared lie
< was willing to return to Georgia to face
felony charges against him. but that his
counsel had advised him to fight extra
The sculptor arrived here this morning
to confer with his attorneys previous to
appearing before Judge Mitchell Schenek
of the Superior Court tonight in connec
nection with habeas corpus proceedings
which he instituted here last ] Saturday
after being arrested on a Georgia fugi
Charges of malicious' mischief were
made against Borglum on February 25
by the - executive committee of the Stone
Mountain Monumental Association, after
the artist was alleged to have destroyed
several models used in carving the me
morial. The fugitive warrant on which
he was arrested here was based on these
J. C. Tucker, formerly superintendent
of construction of the memorial who fled
with Borglum from the state after the
models had been destroyed will not be
here for (lie hearing, the sculptor said.
"I am not gotng to let them persecue
Tucker,”'he said. "They can persecute
me all the please, but Tucker did not
destroy the models. I destroyed them.
1 did it deliberately. 1 would do the
same thing again."
Borglum appeared not to be worried
over the outcome of tonight's hearing,
but frequently gesticulated and talked
in a loud tone as he expressed his opin
ion of the controversy and some of the
principals involved. When informed
♦fad attached his property at Samford,
Conn., the sculptor said he could not un
derstand why the suit was filed. Later
when informed that it was understood
the suit was of a friendly nature and
instituted to protect him, he appeared
Greensboro, where O'Henry many years
ago clerked in a drug store before leaving
on his rambles about the world, is great
ly interested in the outcome of tbe hear
Everywhere on tbe streets persons dis
cuss the case, clamoring for opportunity
to witness the proceedings tonight'. At
torneys for both sides have requested that
the healing be held in open court and
not in chambers, as Judge Schenek an
nounced last Saturday.
Solicitor liamspeck conferred with
State Senator Charles V .Harris and W.
1\ Bynum, formerly president of the
Bar Association, and several other at
torneys retained to assist him. while
Borglum remains in North Carolina.
Will Not Ask For Extradition.
Atlanta, Ga.. March 7.—ln response
to a suggestion by Governor Clifford
Walker, the executive committee of the
Stone, Mountain Confederate Monumental
Association at a special meeting held to
day decided to withdraw the Associa
tion's application for extradition of Gut
zon Borglum from the state of North
Carolina to stand trial in DeKalb Coun
ty on charges of destroying the models
of the Stone Mountain Confederate Me
The executive committee passed a res
olution acquiescing in Governor Walker's
suggestion, but giving notice that the
withdrawal of the application for extra
dition "does not in any way mean there
is the remotest possibility of Borgurm ev- *
er resuming work on this memorial." and
further declared that “any resumption
of relations with Borglum would be fat
al to the building of this monument, and
the committee breathes a sigh of relief
that it is now happily rid of him.”
-May Not Have Habeas Corpus Hearing.
Greensboro, March 7.—Attorneys for
Gutzon Borglum, former Stone Mountain
Confederate memorial sculptor wahted in
Georgia » answer felony charges, and
City Solicitor C. IV. liamspeck, of De
cat are, Ga., this afternoon were conferr
ing on a proposition to eliminate' a ha
beas corpus hearing tonight, if was an
The proposition which Solocitor Rams
peck said was advanced to Borglum's
attorneys would place the case directly
before Governor McLean, of North Caro
lina, to decide whether the sculptor is
to be extradited to Georgia.
If straightened out, an ounce of spid
er's web would extend 350 miles
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