• ASSOCIATED 9.
9 < PRESS 9
9 DISPATCHES 9
EptNCE TEHOS TO
IS BIG TAX LOSER
Couzens Committee Says
Amortization Allowances to
Certain Companies Cost
Government Much Money.-
United States Steel Com*
pany, the Aluminum Co. of
America and Hundreds of
Others Named In Report.
(By the Associated Press)
Washington, March 0. —Evidence de
signed to show that the federal govern
ment has lost millions of dollars in tax
es through the war amort : zation allow
ances to the U, S. Steel Company, the
Aluminum Comi>any of America, and hun-
of other companies, is contained in
official transscripts of hearings filed with
the Henate by, the Couxens Investigating
Counsel and engineers for the commit
tee contended that an amortization al
lowance of $55,063,312 to the U, S. Steel
Corporation was $27,020,014 in excess
of what It should have been, and that
there was involved n difference in a tax
of $21,478,513. This case has not been
An over allowance of at least $6,500,-
000 to the Aluminum Company of Amer
ica on the amortization total of $15,-
580,014 was alleged by counsel and the
<IOHN W. BLACK WELDER,
OF CATAWBA, 18 DEAD
Former- Sheriff and Fanner Mayor of
Hickory—Paralysis Was Cause of His
Hickory, March 7.—Ex-Sheriff John
IV. Biackwelder, aged 70, died this eve
ning shortely after 9 o'clock, after an
illness of about a week, following a
stroke of paralysis. The funeral will
be held from thd residence Tuesday af
ternoon and interment will follow at Ca-.
tawba at 3 o'clock.
Mr. Biackwelder was a great friend
and admirer of the late Gharleavß. Ay
''cofk and as a candidate for sheriff when
Mr, Aycook, then candidate for mvemor,
r spoke in Newton." He was elected Sher
iff of Catawba county first in 1898, lead
ing his ticket ifi this election. He was
again nominated and elected in 1000 and
1902. Although the Demoeratc party
in Catawba county was pledged to two
year term for officers, the convention
jacked only one-half of a vote of nomi
nating hiro for a third term. He was
elected mayor of Hickory in the spring
of 1908 and served for one term, declin
After bis term of sheriff in 1903, Mr.
Biackwelder moved to Hickory and be
came cashier of the Hickory Banking
and Trust Company, now the Consolidat
ed Trust Company. He retired in 1908
on account of his health.
Besides his wife, who was Miss Mary
.7, Long, Mr. Biackwelder is survived
by two sons and two daughters, Bascomb
B. Biackwelder, George B. Biackwelder,
Mrs. J. B. Gibbs and Mrs. Claude A.
Jordan, all of Hickory.
Jatpes Sprunt Leaves 9450,000 to His
Wilmington, March B.—A legacy of
approximately $450,000 left to the First
Presbyterian church, of this city, by the
late Dr. James Sprunt, was announced
at the morning service of that church
today by the pastor, the Rev. Dr. A. D.
The bequest is divided into two di
visions. payable in SIO,OOO installments
over a period of 20 years. One is to be
used for sueh benevolent purposes as
the officials of the chiiVeh may approve,
' white the second isto go for the support
of the Kiangyin mission station hi
The First Presbyterian church, of
which the lkte Dr. Sprunt was a -mem
ber, is the oldest and largest of that-de
nomination in the- city. It is the church
at which the Rev. Dr. Joseph Wilson,
father of the late president, was pastor.
Dr. Sprunt, who was widely knoWn
fdr his philanthropies jmd writings, died
here last July.
Man, at village madam,
I take very ’ naturally to dancin’—me
bein’ engaged in the furnituremovin’
One hundred millibn dollars a year Is
estimated as: the aggregate paid out by
golf enthusiasts in the United States in
the way of club, dues.
PROGRAM FOB WEEK OF MARCH
9th to 14th
A Big Super-Special
“STRANGERS OF NIGHT’
With Matt Moore, Enid Benett, Barbara
I*a Marr, Robert Mskim, Otto Hoffman,
Emily Fitzroy, Thomas Ricketts. Now
what can you any? It bha a real cast
and ft is a good, pteture. It’s a Metro.
“THE SEA HAWK"
The leading picture of the year with Mil
ton Sills, Enid Benett, Wallace Beery,
Lloyd Hughes. This ia the picture you
should see—lt’a a First National picture.
Admission 25c and 50c. Special Music.
Buck Jones, in
"SHE CIRCUS COWBOY" !
AND A COMEDY
The Concord Daily Tribune
. - ■ ** y - . •
SIX MEN -HELD AFTER
* CLASHES ON STREETS
Rum red Fight Wae Between Klan and
Anti-Elan Forces, But Report Is De
(By the Associated Press)
Niles, Ohio, March 9.—Six men are
under arrest today and three more are
held in Warren city jail on charges of
fighting, carrying concealed wen (tons, and
auspicious as a result of two clashes at"
i street corners here late last night. Re-
J ports that the fighting was between Ku
Klux Klansmen and anti-klansmen were
.denied by’Police Chief 1,. J. Hound.
The first trouble occurred when two
men engaged in a fistic fight and a crowd
gathered. The police arrested one man
on ft charge of fighting, and three others
on charges of suspicion.
Later the police were called to anoth
er street, corner where Harry Williams
reported a man rushed into his house. Joe
Ilavis was arrested on a charge of suspi
cion. Davis said hefjjjfan info the house
to escape several men who were chasing
WANT feimster as
Friends in Catawba Urge Appointment
of Well-Known Newton Lawyer-
Newton. March B.—For some rime
the friends of Hon. W. C. Feimster nave
been urging bk) name for the post of
district highway commissioner, to suc
ceed W.< O. Wilkinson, asserting that he
js eminently qualified by both business
and professional experience to fill ' this
positibn. Mr. Feimster has taken an ac
tive interest in public affairs, both in
this county and state for a number of
years, Qjid is generally regarded ns one
of the ablest men in western North
'Mr. Feimster has received good and
substantial endorsement from eleven
counties in-the district, most of this
support coming without solicitation on
his part. His friends claim that it the
matter were left tq. the people of the
sixth district, Mr. Feimster would un
doubtedly be’ chosen.
JUDGE HORTON RESIGNS
FROM SUPERIOR COURT
Poor Pay, Absence From Family and De
sire to Return to Private Practice Giv
en as Reasons.
/ (By the Associated Press)
Wilmiiigton, N. C., March 9.—Judge .T.
Lloyd Horton, of Farmville, today re
signed ns judge of the Superior Court. .
Judge Horton announced his resigna
tion shortly after noon today and made
public the following telegram which Mie
had Ncnt to Governor McLean :
“I hereby tender my resignation as
judge of the Superior Court of the sth
judicial district, to take effect March 15.”
Poor pay, a desire to re-enter (he pri
vate practice of law, and objection,, to
spending a greater part of his time away
from his family were assigned b.v Judge
Horton ns among the reasons for his de
cision to quit the bench.
BILL TO RETIRE. LACY
AGAIN KILLED IN HOUSE
“Clincher” Put to Bill Preventing Con
sideration of It at Present Session.
-■ (By the Associated Press)
Raleigh, March 9.—The measure to re-,
tire State Treasurer R. R. Lacy, up as
a. special order today after the House
had voted for reconsideration Saturday
night, failed on second reading. 55 to 33.
Representative Falls, of Cleveland, put
the motion, which put the “clincher” to
the bill, preventing consideration during
the 1925 legislature.
The house concurred in the senate
amendment to the revenue bill exempt
ing courts of jurisdiction lower than Su
perior Courts from a tax on judgments,
and the bill was ordered enrolled for rat
AGREE ON MARCH 29
AS DAY -OF ELECTION
On That Day Governors Will Vote Fis;
.Selection of New President.
Berlin, March 9 (By the Associated
Press).; —The government's proposal des
ignating March 29 as presidential elec
tion day and April 26th for a second bal
lot if one were necestuivy for the election
of a successor to the late President Ebert,
was adopted by the reichstag today with
The bill appointing Dr. Walter Simons
acting president had its second reading
in the reichstag over the opposition of
the nationals, socialists and communists.
Cursed by Buddhist, Temple' Violators
Paris, March ».—A “death curse”
placed - on the late Lord Northcliffe, Mau
rice Long, late governor of Indo-CJiina.
and Andre Tunesqu, prominent journal
ist, by a Buddhist priest when com
mitted the sacrilege of entering a forbid
, den temple, has claimed its last victim.
This revelation is mads by the presi
dent of the French Press of Indo-China,
who says that Tunesqu, on his,deathbed,
i “Pam marked. There are holy places
’ which ope dares not violate. When Lord
i Northcliffe, Long and I entered the tem
ple despite the efforts of a priest , to pre
: vent us, be cursed us and predicted all
three Wjmld be dead within five years.
Long has been murdered. ..Northcliffe
died. Now it to my turn. It is she
l fourth year.”
The Creeping Man.
“The wolfhound was braking furious
ly, straining on nis chain and quivering
with eagerness and rage.” This part
t of Sir Arthur CoUan Doyl’e gripping
mystery story, “The Creeping Man,” ap
-1 peering in The New York Sunday World
t magazine next Sunday. The story com
plete in one issue is the second of five
of Bor Arthur Conan Doyle's gripping
stories to appear for the next four Sfin
; days in The Sunday World. Edition
_ limited. ' Order from your newsdealer in
1 Jacksonville, Fla., ie. said to be the
largest city in the United States with
out representation in a professional base
ball league. \
The lam Angeles Pacific Coast league
club in to have one of the largest and
costliest baseball .plants In the country.
CONCORD, N. C, MONDAY, MARCH 9, 1925
HELL ’iT MARIA! THE NEW KID’S TOUGH
' f n\ * Goshain'T
“ - \ xs. v\ LV6M BEEN AI3CW
W \o , LONG tKOOQH W 6
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THE COTTON MARKET
First Prices Were 19 to 27 Points High
er, With July Into New High Ground ]
(By the Associated Press)
New York, March 9.—Failure of early
weather news to show anticipated rains <
in the (southwest combine with relatively 1
firm Liverpool cables led to a good deal
of covering and rebuying at the opening
of the cotton market today.
The Aset prices tyeri?. J 9 to 27 points .
higher, with July selling itp to 28.38. or >
into new high ground for the movement,
while .May advanced to 26.18 and Oc
tober to 25.66. These quotations at- :
rtcated considerable realizing, however, ,
while the weather map was regarded ns ,
pointing to probable showers in Texas,
Prices eased off several points from the
best, but still showed net gains of 15 ,
to 20 points at the end of the first hour. ,
I’rivatefcables reported a steady under- .
tone in Liverpool on Texas weather news
and a brisk spot demand.
The opening prices were 1 : March 25.90;
May 26.10; July 26.35; Oct. 25.58; Dec.
POLICE CALLED TO QUIET '< . '
MARSHAL NEILAN, ACTOR 1
Neilan Said to Have Fought Mon Who <
Danced With His Wife, Blanche Sweet, i
(By the Associated Press.) 1
Culver City, Cal., 9.—Police •
early today were called to* a Boulevard 1
case here today to quell a disturbance 1
said by witnesses to hnve started between
Marshal Neilan; motion picture director, 1
and an unidAtified man who was danc
ing with Blanche Sweet, film actress, and
Witnesses said the fight began when
the stranger struck Neilan after the di
rector had objected to the manner in
whioli he accompanied Miss Sweet over
the dance floor. The excitement spread
and the police were called.
Wont Storage Plant to Lift Egg Prices.
Mortroe, March has
simply got to -have a cold storage ar
rangement for' keeping eggs. Tom
Broom, county agent, snyß mat the
poultry producers of the county are
clamoring for it. And no wonder they
are, for they will lose this summer some
thing like SIOO,OOO for lack of it. There
are between five and eight thousand
eggs being laid daily fiy Union county
hens and thin will ‘go through the entire,
warm season. These eggs sold on the
market now bring twenty to twenty-two
Vents. Placed on cold storage for six
months they would bring forty to sixty
cents, depending upon the market- The
1 difference is being lost for the mere
lack of storage. The storage for six
| months should cost only about two cents
a dozen. The eggs surplus is now being
bought up by cold storage houses which
J will reap the profit. Poultry growe-s
want such a storage house in Monroe
; to 'take care of the egg surplus of the
; county. If ft were here eggs could be
! stored the day after laying and would
come out six months far superior to the
average cold storage eggs because the
. commercial houses do not get them on
r storage till two and three weeks after
t they are laid
[ steamship Aalsum Safe After Collision.
I (By tkc Associated Preaa)
Boston, March 9.—The Holland steom
* ship Aalsum, damaged in a collision with
! the U. 8. Shipping Board steamer Dan
- nedaike 25 miles south of Nantucket last
1 night, reported today that she was quite
1 safe, according to a message to the Dan
nednlke intercepted by the Tropical Radio
b Corporation here today.
- Miss France Jarrett, of Salem College.
* spent Sunday with her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. A. H. Jarratt.
e jjrs. H. G. Gibson is confined at her
1 home on West Depot Street with the' in
M 1 T— i i =
TWO BILLIONS IS THE 1
ESTIMATER NEGRO WEALTH
Rapid Progress of Race Revealed in So- 1
(Special ta The Trlbuae.)
Atlanta, Ga., March 9.—Two billion
dollars is the present estimated .wealth
of Negroes in she United States, accord- (
ing to a recent survey made for the Re- |
search Section of -the American Socio- |
logical Society by Pffe. Monroe N. Work ,
of Tuskegee In stß*©)) The'wealth of
the group in 1912 WTftre>stimnted at seven 'i
The survey reveals great progress also
in the matter of Negro education, the <
amount expended for this purpose by all J
agencies having been about $40,000,000 1
in 1924, as against $13,576,561 in 1912. >
Up to 1912 five thousand Negroes had 1
completed college courses. Since that 1
time, the number has doubled. The de- 1
maud for educated Negroes has been rap
idly increasing in all lines,, according to t
Dr. Work. 1
The race has made decided gains also
in the matter of health. The denth rate, 1
whieh was 22.9 per thousand in 1912. |
hadi fallen to 15.7 in 1922, or a de
crease of 31 iter cent. A study of mor
tality among 1,800.000 Negro policy-hold- ]
ers of the Metro|s>litan Insurance Com
pany shows that their life expectancy in
creased from 41.3 years in 1912 to 46.9
years in 1922. For the whole colored
group, the life span has increased in the ;
same period from 35 years to 40 years. ‘
The survey calls attention to the re
cent heavy movement of Negroes from ,
rural communities to the city and from ,
the South to the North. As a result,
there are now almost a million more Ne
groes living in cities than there were ’
thirteen years ago. and over half a mil
lion more living in the North than at ,
that Fine. This shift has been accom
panied by a large-scale entran'ce of the
Negro into industry, the 1920 census re- ,
porting 332,249 Negroes engaged in skill- ]
ed and -semi-skilled work.
The survey points out a decided growth ]
of independence in politics on the part
of Negroes and an increasing tendency
in many localities to vote the Democratic
ticket. It calls attention also to the
growing tendency,, particularly in the
South, to deal with the problerrfH of race
adjustment on the basis of understand
ing and co-operation. This policy, ac
cording to the survey, has been found “of
mutual benefit to both groups and to the
Asha Reappointment For W. C. Wilkin
Charlotte, March 7.—Keen interest
has beeu aroused b.v the fact there is
some doubt whether W. C- Wilkinson, of
Charlotte, a member of the Mate high
way commission of the Sixth district,
will be reappointed by Governor Mc-
Lean to succeed himself when his term
expires in the near future.
Telegrams have been forwarded td the
governor by the chamber of commerce,
the automotive merchants' association,
the Charlotte Merchants’ assoemtion,
the Civitan, 1-ions and Kiwanis clubs,
urging and insisting that Mr. Wilkinson
be appointed to succeed himself. The
telegram forwarded by several of the
organixations rend as follows. i
“We earnestly urge and insist that
W. C. Wilkinson be appointed by you to 1
succeed himself on the state highway
coinmission of the sixth district.”
Prince Frederick Wilhelm Dead.
Dresden, Germany, March 9 (By the
Assosciated Press). —Prince Frederick
, Wilhelm, of Prussia, second cousin of
the former Kaiser, died in a sanitarium
at Weißßernhirsch today aged 45. He
, was the youngest son of Prince Albrecht,
l regent of Brunswick.
Mrs. Ll O. Stephens, of Charlotte, and
' her daughter, Nell Alice, are spending
• the week at the home of Mrs. Stephens’
mother, Mm. W. D. Harry.
BOY THOUGHT DEAD IS.
RECOVERING RAPIDLY NOW
Heard Funeral plans Made But Paraly
sis Prevented Him From Telling Peo
ple He Lived.
(By the Associated Press)
Madisonville, Ky., March 9.—ltoscoc
Qanlls. 9 years old, lying helpless in his
bed unable to move, heard his parents
give him up for (feqd, and plan the fun
Today lie ia recovering after hours of
near diritrnrtltfft at the thought of being
Roscoe fell while skating. Paralysis
developed and physicians found the youth
■had suffered a concussion of the brain.
He lost his speech nnd was kept alive
several days with liquid food. This fail
ed to bring improvement, and the boy ap
parently died shortly after the doctors
left. • *
Parents .and relatives moaned and be
gan planning the funeral. Roscoe said
he heard it all.
A physician was called for- final exami
nation and found (he boy still breathing.
IN TACNA-ARICA CASE
Derides in Favor of Chilean Viewpoint,
But Final Decision Rests With Voters
(By the Associated Press) *
Washington, March 9.—President Cool
idge handed down his award in the Taona
and Arica arbitration case today deter
mining the uiajor • contention between
Chile and Peru in favor of the Chilean
viewpoint, that the question of perma
nent sovereignty to the two territories
must be finally determined by popular
vote. . ,
The arbitarator lays down, however,
specific conditions as to tlieultimate pre
biscite whieh covers the question of de
termination of the qualification of voters
and also that of supervision of the pre
biseite by n special commission set up
for the purpose consisting of three mem
bers. one to be apointed by Chile, one
by Peur, and one by the United States.
With Our Advertisers.
In a few dnys the opening of the new
Ruth-Kesier Shoe Store will be an
The Parks-Belk Co. has a wonderful
line of dress linens, cotton and siik mix
tures and cotton goods for Spring dresses.
The Standard Buick Co. has a num
ber of used cars for sale. See list in to
The smartest styles in new Spring
Coats you will find at J. C. Penney
Co.’s. Priced at $29.75.
The Yqrke & Wadsworth Co. has just
received a big shipment of flower pots and
Get automobile insurance from John
K. Patterson C«, cohering fire, theft,
collis : on, liability and property damage.
The Cabarrus Savings Bank is always
on the lookout to be helpful to its cus
tomers. Let it render service to you.
New spring millinery, all shapes, colors
and prices, for the ladies and the chil
dren too, at Efird's.
Ulster Government Will Be Dissolved.
Belfast, March 9 (By the Associated
Prcsss). —Dissolution of the present Ul
ster government will occtir during the
week, and elections will follow during
the next three weeks, according to the
best informe dpolitical circles here to
The proceedings of the boundary com
mission have occasioned considerably an
xiety recently and this, it is thought, will
he the main issue at the general elec
Asheville, N. C., has two 18-hole golf
courses in operation and four more under
construction or projected.
The first baseball playei- to uae a glove
for the left hand was Douglas Allison,
of the Cincinnati Reds, in 1886.
i 1 . :
TEAPOT DOME LEASE
SUIT NOW UNDERWAY
Su:4 Will Be Heard Before Judge T.
Blake Kennedy, in Cheyenne, Wyo.
Cheyenne, 'W.vo., March 9 (By the As
sociated Press), —The government's suit,-
to annul the lease of Teapot 11
Mammoth Oil Co.,
Sinclair group. opci*v» ie _ „,nrf
here today before .5 .- -rfialte Ken
nedy, at 10:02 o’elcMYthls morning.
Atiee Pomerene, associated with Owen
.T. Roberts as l si>eoial counsel for the gov
ernment. opened the trial in a statement
which reviewed briefly the transactions
which led up to the granting of the lease
to the Mammoth Oil Company.
Mr. Pomerene declared that the gov
ernment would seek revocation of the
lease on two grounds; first that it was
authority of law because it was
let to the Mammoth Oli Company with
out competitive bidding and without hav
ing been advertised.
"HAVE HEALTH BENEFIT
Chicago Department Says They Are
Aiding in Better Health Apd Happiness.
Chicago, March B.—The Chicago De
partment of Health weekly health bul
letin, issued todny. emphasizes the bene
fit of crossword puzzles to general
health and happiness. It was discussed
under title of “Orossworditis.”
The causes nrrtl effects of “the savage
little cross-word puzzle microbe.” the
bulletin said, “may be largely explained
by the fact that part of our lives and
much energy must be put into amuse
ment. to satisfy the play instinct within
us. Therefore, any play or game that
thas has a mental ‘kick' in it is quickly
accepted and eagerly pursued.”
United family circles and happiness
'to convalescents and chronic invalids
were listed tn the report as among the
good purposes served by the cross-word
MARQUIS CURZON HAS
Operation Was Severe One, But Attend
ing Physicians Are Very Hopeful Now.
(By the Associated Press)
London, March 9.—Marquis Ourzon
of Dedleaton, lord president of the coun
cil, this morning underwent an operation
which was described as quite successful.
An official .bulletin issued after the op
“Marquis furzon underwent a severe
operation this morning. Tiie patient is
as well as can be expected at firs early
stage, hut his condition must cause great
anxiety for a few days.”
While there is still nothing official an
nounced regarding the character of I/>rd
Curzou's ilneSs, the Daily Express says
lie is suffering from kidney trouble.
CONFERENCE WITH BORGLUM " '
.. j*. IS “OUT OF THE QUESTION”
1 ' -
So Hollins N. Randolph Advises Robert
M. Hanes, of Winston-Salem.
(By the Associated Press)
Atlanta, (la., March 9.—Hollins N.
1 Randolph, president of the Stone Moun
tain Confederate Monumental Associa
tion, todny told Robert M. Hanes, presi
i dent of the Winston-Salem, X. C. cham
ber of commerce that a conference “on
neutral grouad” looking to a reconcilia
tion between officers of the Association
and Gutzon Borglum. deposed sculptor of
the memorial is "out of the question.”
Mr. Randolph wrote Mr. Hanes in re
sponse to a telegram from the North
Carolina man in which it was suggested
1 that a conference at Winston-Salem
might compose existing differences.
1 MACHINERY ACT IS v
DISCUSSED IN SENATE
. That Body Gives Attention During Day
i to Appropriations Bill.
(By the Associated Press)
i Raleigh, March 9. —The senate took up
i today the machinery act for the revenue
■ bill and after this was disposed of, turned
> its attention to the appropriations bill.
• The measure to tax admissions to thea
tres and motion picture houses, so as
• to increase the pensions of Cohfederafe
■ veterans was set as a special order after
■ the appropriations bill. In anticipa
• tion of the debate on this bill more than
• a score of uniformed Alonfederate veter
-1 ans were in the galleri® and a large num
■ her of women also were in attendance.
> , £
Thirty-Five Injured, One Dying, In Col
lapse of Church.
Winsted, Conn., March 7. —Thirty-five
' persons were, injured, one probably mor
■ tally, ia the coilapse of a frame taber
nacle in Mason Street, Torrington, this
I afternoon. Sixteen of the injured, who
- sustained fractures, are in Charlotte
• Hungerford Hospital.
Recovery of Leon Moore, wfiose back
- is badly injured and legs broken, is re
garded as doubtful. Frank Kramer and
K Frank Craig also were taken from the
v debris witli legs fractured.
The tabernacle was being built by
t eighty volunteer workmen, under the su
it pervision of Contractor Nicholas Celesta,
for the evangelistic campaign under the
a auspices of all Torrington’s Protestant
:, churched. The committee in charge
t. called for volunteer workmen today, and
s about ninety men responded. The ma
jority were working on the roof of a
wing forty feet high when the collapse
I- * Police and' an army of onlookers re
moved the injured from the wreckage.
Scott Dtvprce Hearing Postponed.
(By Associated Press)
Alpena, Mich., March 9.—A formal or
der postponing the divorce hearing of
Congressman Frank D. Scott against Ed
na Jane Scott, set for tomorrow, was is
sued by the clerk of circuit court upon
instructions from Judge Frank Emerick,
who is ill.
The heariqg Will be set for a later
date to be decided upon after consuta
‘tion with attorneys.
Mrs. Patterson Wins Rifle Shooting Con
(By tkc Associated Preaa)
Pinehurst,.N. C., March 9.—Mrs, Lou
ise Pat ter sod, of Plainfield, N. J., today
won the we»*ly rifle shoo (jug contest for
woimen with A score of 129 points out of
a possible UjO.
• TODAY’S 0
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U| NEW YORK SCENE
' OF MIG ROBBERY
Jewels Valued at More Than
$50,000 Taken From the
Home of Mrs. Fay Perkins
BEATEN ON HEAD
Her Escort Was Gagged With
a Pillow and Bound to the
Bed While Rooms Were
(By the AuwUM Press)
New York, Miych 9.—Three'masked
men broke into the studio apartment of
Mrs. Fay Perkins in West 58th street
early today and escaped with jewelry val
ued at $50,000 after beating Mrs. Per
kins and binding and gagging her escort,
Mjlton Abbott, wealthy cotton broker.
The robbers chopped down the door of
the apartment in making their entrance.
They are believed by the police to have
been members of the same gang that rob
bed'the apartments of several well known
persons on Broadway, including Louise
Lawson and Dorothy Keenan, who were
After choking Mrs. Perkins and biting
rings from her fingers, and taking brace
lets and nee.klaees from her, the robbers
beat her with revolver butts until she re
vealed the location of the rest of her
Mrs. Perkins was a frequenter of Broad
way cabarets, as were the victims >n the
other apartment robberies. She is sepa
rated from her husband, Benjamin Per
kins. who is a wealthy proprietor of a
Mrs. Perkins and her companion had
just returned to her apartment after din
ing in one of Broadway's fashionable sup
per clubs and making the round of other
A crowbar and other tools found at the
scene were used in breaking into the
Abbott was seized by the robbers, gag
ged with a pillow, and bound to a bed
with ripitei) up lengths of sheets. "Che
robbers then attacked Mrs. Perkins and
stripped - her jewelry from her. The
three men wore silk handkerchiefs across
their faces,- the victims told 4 the ptdice. s
TKe Jewelry taken included several dia
monds which were collected by her hus
band from famous lapldares of the
world, Mrs. Perkins told the police.
COOLIDGE INVITED TO
CHARLOTTE MAY 20TII
Overman and Bulwinkle Extend Invita
tion and Hope For Acceptance.
Washington, March 7.—President Cool
idge has under consideration the matter
of a visit to North Carolina, with Char
lotte as his destination, the occasion to
be the* celebration of the sesqui-centennial
anniversary of the Mecklenburg declara
tion of independence, May 20th. The
invitation was extended the President
this morning when Senator Overman and
Congressman Bulwinkle called on him by
appointment to confer with him con
cerning the selection he is to make of
three members of the committee of eleven
authorized by Congress to deal with the
matter of the United States participat
ing in the celebration under the Act of
Senator Overpan says that President
Coolidge appeared pleased at the invita
tion to visit Charlotte at the meeting of
the Mecklenburg declaration celebration,
and said that while he could at this time
make no positive promise to go to Char
lotte for the celebration, that he weuld
take the matter under consideration, and
give an answer later. Senator Over
man called to his attention the fact that
Prsidents Roosevelt, Taft and Wilson
had attended such celebrations in Char
lotte, and urged upon the President that
he take this opportunity to visit North
Carolina, that there would be a most
hearty welcome given him.
Calls God a Scoundrel, Draws 200 Franca
Berne. Switzerland, March 7.—M.
Canova, a member of the national coun
cil. was convicted as a blasphemer today
' for describing God as a scoundrel in his
socialist newspaper, Votkswacht. . *¥
, said in his defense that as there is no
God there is no offense. He was fined
200 francs, with jail as an alternative,
, and announced he would enter an ap
peal . 1 r.f
, The sentence aroused a demonstration
by Canova’s friends in the court room at
. Cire. capital of tlje Department of Qris
[ ons, where the trial was held. He was
. showered with flowers as he left the
! room. '
Motor Vehicle Theft Act Valid
( By the Associated Press)
Washington. March 9.—The National'
Motor Vehicle Theft Act was declared
valid and constitutional today by the Su
WHAT SMimrS CAT SAYS ,
' Unsettled tonight and Tuesday, warm}
er in west portion.