S DISPATCHES •
Find Evidence of Vice
and Liquor Syndicate
Chicago Police Raid Head
quarters of Group Which
Is Said to Have Done Big
Business Each Year.
NAMES ARE FOUND
Also Claimed That Prohibi
tion Officers Have Been
Bribed and Rum Has Been
Shipped From New York.
(By the Associated Preen)
Chicago, April 7.—Evidence of a liquor
and vice synd'cate which the police said
have been doing a business of millions of
dollars a year was found here yesterday
in a raid on headquarters of the organi
zation, where eight men alleged to be sub
ordinates, were arrested.
Records of wealthy liquor customers,
names of bribed prohibition enforcement
officers, accounts of beer deliveries and de
tails of the channels whereby liquor was
brought from rum fleets off New York,
Miami, Fla., and New Orleans, were con
fiscated. The raiders said they found an
accounting system as efficient as that of
a big business concern.
Several thousand dollars in checks from
saloon men and druggists, including one
for .$15,000 from a North .Side drug store,
were seized. Aiming the papers was a
telephone toll bill of $287 for calls to
New York, Miami and New Orleans.
John I’aton. former mayor of Burn
ham, a subtlrb, one of those arrested,
was charged by Sgt. Kdward Birmingham
bf the raiders, with having offered him
.$5,000 “to forget the book keeping sys
The others arrcßted, the police said,
wore underworld leaders.
The office suite had a doctor’s name on
the door and the first room entered was
fitted up as a reception room. Shelves
were stocked with half pints of various
brands and kinds of liquor available for
prospective customers to stock their own
chemists for analysis.
In the itemized account brought, and
loose leaf ledgers, detectives said were
listed names of more than 200 well known I
Chicagoans and many hoteU here are j
jintroiis. customers of ale. beer and liquor |
here are In outlying towns. Details of
the management of the four lqrge brew
eries here, accounts for deliveries.,of car
.brer and liquor . and the cost
The Charlotte Speedway Rat*.
; The automobile race on the Charlotte
Speedway will take place on Monday, l
May 11, a 250 mile rnce. The world’*)
greatet auto drivers will be there. There
tvill be room for 60.000 people, and 18,-
000 automobiles. There are 21,000 re
served scats, tickets for which will be
on sale. The favorites are returning,
ffew entries will be there—Tommy Mil
ton, Phil Shafer, Wade Morton, Harry
Hartz, Pete Kreis, Robt. McDonough,
Karl Cooper, Jerry Wonderlich and oth
er daredevils of the track. Make your
reservations now and get the pick of the
grandstands. Mail checks to Osmond L.
We are perfectly willing
to let the cat out of the bag.
A lot of people ask us why
it is we can safely pay high
i er returns on savings?
That’s a fair question and
we want everyone to know
the answer—yes, we’re glad
i to let the cat out of the bag.
Funds invested with us
are lent out to people to
build or buy homes—on a
convenient monthly re-pay
, ment plan, secured by sound
> first mortgages.
! That is how we produce
But here’s the big point;
we are so organized that
these transactions arfe hand
led at very small expense
while our earnings are dis
tributed on a mutual or non
When you ihvest with us;
you become a shareholder or
stockholder and it is a case
of share and share alike with
Running shares 25 cents
per share per week. Pre
paid shares $72.25 per share.
Stock -has been maturing in
328 weeks. ■» All stock is
CABARRUS COUNTY B.
L. & SAVINGS ASSO
Concord Daily Tribune
“ PAUL G. HOFFMAN VICE
l PRRBlDßjqfTpi CHARGE OF SAI.ES
f Oof die 81 mteb Utter Corporation—ldeally
Hutted tor the’Work.
New York,' 7. —The directors of
the Studebahbrv Corporation, at their
meeting teday, ejected Paul O. Hoffman
. as vice president charge of sales to
' succeed H. A. Biggs' resigned.
Mr. Hoffman dittand the employ of j
, Tiie Htndcbaker in 1!I11 as
a salesman in laJa In 1010 !
l he was made i.ftles manager of the Los
[ Angeles retail brajiftff and in 11)17.
branch manager of fbo T<<* Angeles dis
He served in the artillery division of
the army in 191J-18t anti upon leaving it
■ in March. 101, purchased from the cor
poration its retail bufSiuesH at Los An
' Betas and became a Kludebakor dealer on
his own account. The Paul G. Hoffman
Company, starting business with $60,000
capital, now has $1,500,000 assets.
Mr. Hoffman ha* beep quite active in
the civic affairs of liis city. For the
past two years he has taeen president
of the traffic commission, a voluntary or
ganization of business men formed for
the purpose of studying measures of re
lief from traffic congestion, including re
routing of streets and city planning. He
is a director of the Chamber, of Commerce
and chairman of its roads committee, al
so a director of the California Bank of
In securing Mr. Hoffmnp for the im
portant position of , vice president in
cluarge of sales. President Erskinc feels
that he has obtained a man ideally suited
for the work. Mr. Hoffman’s' head
quarters will be at the general, office at
South Bend. Indiana. -'He has been
elected a director of the corporation and
a member of .its executive and finance
' H. A. Boggs, who is being succeeded
by Mr. Hoffman, is retiring from active
business. His services to the corpora
tion and administration of the affairs of
the sales department for six years were
highly satisfactory and successful. His
numerous friends in the automobile in
dustry as well as in the Studebaker or
, ganization will miss him. He is com
pelled to establish his residence in a mild
er climate, and expects shortly to move
from South Bend to Southern Califor
| WARREN WOMAN
DUPED BY CROOKS
Allows Swindlers To Foot Her Ont of
__ The Sum Os $250
of Warren Plains, into Rigning a check
in their favor for $250. When the Citi
| zens Bank here refused to pay it with
out an order, they returned to the Wil
ker home where Mrs. Wilker wrote an
order which released the cash to the men
who deported at once.
Mrs Wilker, according to her story
told here this week, signed the check
after one of the crooks had passed a
handkerchief, saturated with a sense
benumbing drug, before her face and
told her that if she did not buy the eye
glasses which he offered, she would die
within six months.
The two men drove to the Wilker
home, which is off of the main road.
One entered the house and the other
waited in the car. Mrs. Wilker consent
ted to have her eyes examined, and the
man was called from the automobile
while the first of the rogues took his
position at the rear door. Henry Wilker.
who is paralyzed, was in the house when
the examination was held. Death in six ,
months was predicted by the Vpecialist”
unless the glasses which he had were
Wilker had been inhaling fumes from n
handkerchief which was bandied deftly
by the humbug.
A slick tongue and the drug over
powered the caution which had been us
ed in accumulating the money through
the years of work and Mrs. Wilker sign
ed the check. When the men returned
for the order, saying that the bank
would not pay such a sum without it.
Mrs. Wilker gladly wrote a part of her
With Our Advertisers.
Easter coat suits and ensembles, $7.05
and up, at Fisher's. Just the garments
you want for Easter.
When you take shares in the Cabarrus
County B. L. and S. Association you be
come a shareholder or stockholder and
it is a case of share and share alike with
all. Running shares 25 cents per share
per week. Prepaid shades $72.25 per
share. Stock has been maturing in 328
weeks. All stock is non-taxable.
Nice small hams for Easter at the San
itary Grocery Co.
Get your Easter clothes pressed this
week before it is too late so you
have them ready. Bob’s Dry Cleaning
Co. will do it for you.
Esster candies and novelties, some
thing different, at Cline's Pharmacy.
Sohloss Bros.’ suits $25 and up at
Give Bflrd’s Beauty Shope a trial.
Call 890 —Miss Lewis annd Miss Jones.
This Is Automatic refrigerators week
at the Concord Furniture Co. With
each refrigerator you set 500 pounds of
ice free, delivered as you need it.
The last word in spring coats at J.
C. Jenney Co’s. Prices range from
SB.OO to $34.75.
Negro Centenarian in Toils of the Law.
Wilmington, April 6—William James,
102-yeanoold negro, who Claims to be
the father of eighty children, was ar-1
rented with his 65-year-old wife herel
last night charging with operating a
moonshine still in his hut but in an alley. 1
T%e distilling outflits were also seiaed. |
James says he was born a slave on a
Brunswick county plantation in 1823,
and came to Wilmngton seventy years]
Tbs Japanese believe that the soul* of |
lltbrir forefathers are housed in corco-'
CONCORD, N. C., TUESDAY, APRIL 7, 1925
Ctti DEVICE WILL
GIVE RADIO MOVIES
BEFORE VERY LONG
’ Device Known as “Prismatic
j Ring” Will Change Aiti
* tude Toward Radio by All,
' the Inventor Declares.
SIT AT HOMELAND
SEE WHILE HEARING
Olympic Games, Baseball
Games, Flower Festival or
Anything Else Will Be
Seen, It Is Predicted Now.
(By the Associate* Press!
Baltimore, April 7. —Inventions of a
device known as “the primatic ring” will
enable radio fans to sec the next Olympic
games, as well as hear the cheering, it
is predicted in a report to the American
Chemical Society in session here today
by the inventor, C. Francis Jenkins, of
Wasliington, D. C.
He also promises that the stay-at
homes may see the Presidential inaugu
ration ceremonies from their own fire
sides, see a distant football or busebnll
game as it is happening, a regatta, Mardi
Gras, flower festival or baby parade while
these things are actually happening.
Mr. Jenkins explained that still pic
tures are now excellently done both by
radio ami by wire, ami that as the xpee-1
of the apparatus is the only difference
between stills and movies the public are
confidently expecting radio movies soon.
It is now n daily laboratory demonstra
The prismatic ring is a new Contribu
tion to optical science, the report said,
“By means of this prism a tiny point
of light is made to travel across a pho
tographic plate in a succession cf parallel
adjacent lines, the strength of the light
constantly changing by reason of the i
varying strength of the incoming radio I
PROF. PRICHARD. OF WAKE
FOREST, DIES SUDDENLY
Died Before Students, Who Were With I
Him, Could Get Him to the Hospital. I
Wake Forest, April 6.--—Funeral serv-1
ices for Prof. R. S. Prichard will be
,cgftiii>£ted Jxqm the Baptist Church here
Wednesday afternoon at 4 o’clock and [
will be in charge of Dr, J. W. Lynch, |
assisted by .Rev. J. A. McMillan. | -
Prof. Prichard, a member of the Wake |
Forest faculty in the department of :
chemistry since 1919. died suddenly at
9:30 today with heart failure, while'.
walking from the Lea laboratory build
ing to the office of Supeirtendent of
Grounds Holliday. He was suddenly ,
stricken and died before students who .
were with him could get him to the hos
pital, less than 200 yards away. ]
The sudden death of the much-loved
professor left the college community and
town dazed. Classes were suspended
for the morning and the Elon-Wake For- ■
est baseball game scheduled for the as- ■
ternoon was cancelled.
Arrested While Drunk, Drinks Poison
Asheville, April 6.—Arrested on a
charge of drunkenness Sunday night, J.
B. Denis, 30 years old, attempted to
commit suicide by swallowing the con- ;
tents of a small bottle of Bichloride of
Mercury while confined in a cell at
Attendants at the hospital reported
to the police that the condition of the
man is grave and that there are serious
doubts that he will recover.
Easter Offerings at. Parks-Belk Co.’s
The Parks-Belk Co. has a beautiful
line of hosiery for you for Easter, the
price of pure thread Rilk ranging from 98
centß to $2.25. You will find here the
Gordon hose in chiffon silk, newest eol
>ors, for $1.48. Y’ou will find also the lat
est offerings in neckwear, haud bags,
gloves, braids, belts, and hundreds of
other seasonable things, and of course,
the price is right.
Emigration BtU Unheeded.
Bucharest, Rumania, April 6.—Par
liament today adopted the emigration
bill without paying any heed to the pro
test of Great Britain.
A dispatch from Bucharest last week
said the British government had lodged
a strong protest against the measure,
then before parliament, for the control
of emigration. Great Britain declared
that if the bill was enacted into law it
would.'drive British steamship companies
out of Rumania.
’ 11 U-13 XL.IL . I ' '—in
WHY NOT START NOW?
g A new interest quarter in the Savings De- E
S partment of this institution began April the E
a ist. . m
All deposits made in our Savings Depart- fH
3 ment on or before April I Oth draw four.per |jg
Scent, interest, compounded quarterly from E
J April Ist. ■) (
iIT , ■■ an t flPgph*
I /iITiZENS mma
| I BANK Be TRUST
* concohu m lllESHHßsLilsf
Qjarles L. Flagstad of SupenoK
wis., la able to speak again after be
ing deprived of that faculty for three
years. In 1921 hia larynx was re- 4
> ®<»Ted when cancer had aet in. A'
fn» rt 3P * BBtad used *nj
automatic larynx, a new invention,
wri baa so mastered the use of it
that he can carry on an audible con-
THE COTTON MARKET
Opened Steady at Advance cf 3 to 6
Points and Sold Higher During First
(By the Associated Press)
New York, April t.—Cotton futures
opened steady today as an advance of 3
to 6 points and soldi about 14 to 16
points higher before tie end of the first
hour Dll covering and light trade or spec
ulative or buying on continued southwest
May advanced to 24.53 and Oct. to
24.52. gains of about’. 44 to 50 points
from the recent low prices. The mar
ket held generall steady iirspite of some
commission house realizing and a little
hedge selling by the South)
Private cables reported a small mar
ket in Liverpool with prices steady on
pre-holiday covering. Mirih of the busi
ness locally represented efsuing up in
I preparation . for the approaching three
I Cotton futures opened i6teadv. May
24.40; July 24.72; Oct.l 24.38; Dec.
24.44; .Tan. 24.24.
FATHER DRIVES INTO TREE
WHEN “DEAD” SON MOVES
! Parent Injured After .Boy Supposed
Kilted is Relived.
| New Holstein, 7.—John
| Scherer, St. Nazisms. Jriving home with
what he supposed was the dead body of
, his son, Florentine, 6 was so startled
i by evidences of life ii the boy that, 'he
lost control of his car and was severely
, injured when the machine hurtled down
a steep bank and tinted over, riis son,
who had been run down by a bicycle
and knocked unconscious earlier in the
day. escaped further injury in the auto
accident and is expected to recover.
Hall Caine Says There is no Book in
the World Like the Bible.
Owing to the great recital of Bible
reading which is spreading over the
world, the ideas of many eminent writ
ers have been collected and the follow
ing expression of HalL.Caine as to the
Bible is dike a great tribute or acknow
ledgement of deep debt.
“I think I know my Bible as few
literary men know it. There is no book
in the world like it, and the finest novelß
ever written fall far short in interest of
any one of the stories it tells. What
ever strong situations I have in my
books are not of my creation, but are
taken from the Bible. The Deemster is a
story of the Prodigal Son. The Bond
man is the story of Esau and Jacob-
The Scapegoat is the story of Eli and
his sons, but with Samuel as a little
girl: and The Manxmau is tjie story of
David and Uriah.”
Wins His Bet, But, Lands in Asylum.
Bergamo, Italy, April 6.—Angel O.
Fatutti, a shoemaker. Sunday literally
jumped his w-y into an insane asylum.
Fatutti made a bet that he could jump
from a height of 100 feet into the water
with an egg in his hnnd, without injuiy
to himself or without breaking the egg.
He did it successfully and won his bet.
Before he could collect, however, the
authorities pounced on Wifi and took
him to an asylum to ascertain his men
tal status for havin made such a hazard
Bobbed Hair Is Blamed For Death of
Coleridge. Neb., April 7. —Mrs. Rose
West, 80 years old, is dead and it is
said the immediate cause was the bob
bing of her hair recently.
She took cold soon after having her
hair bobbed. This developed into pneu
monia and resulted in death.
City Authorities of Steubens
ville, Ohio, Think Friends
of Chapman Responsible
For Fire In Garage.
And This Fact Leads Officials
to Believe the Garage Was
Burned In Revenge by the
Friends of Chapman.
(By the Associated Press)
Steuben sviile, Ohio, April 7.—That the
Stanton Motor Company garngeVfire here
this morning which resulted in complete
destruction of the buileling and thirty'
automobiles, with an estimated loss of
$200,000, was started by former asso
ciates of Giwald Chapman is the belief of
city authorities who are investigating.
The garage is owned by William Sny
der and Miss Catherine Bourne, who were
State witnesses against Chapman at his
recent trial in Hartford, Conn. They
testified that the automobile which tig *
ured ill the robbery the night Patrolman
.lames Skelly was slain was stolen from
the garage here some months previously
and both identified Chapman as the man
who made inquiries about the price of
the car a few hours before it was stolen.
it ijS believed associates of Chapman
bred the garage as an act of revenge for
tbs act of the couple at the triaj.
Finds It Will Be Impossible for Him to
Attend Celebration id Charlotte.
(By the Associated Press)
Washington. April 7.—President Cool
idge today notified those in charge of the
Mecklenburg county celebration to be
held at Charlotte, N. C., on May 20th
that lie would be unable to attend. The
celebration is the anniversary of the
Declaration of Independence by Meck
Mr. Cooiidge has been advised that a
committee plans to come to Washington
to renew the invitation to deliver an
address a£ Charlotte, but he has sent
word that while he would hear the com
mittee, he ! dfa- not ace the slightest' pus- :
sibility of attending the celebration.
An announcement also was made at
the White House today that President
Cooiidge has not planned for trips away
from Washington to deliver addresses
prior to going to Minnesota early in June
to attend the Norse Centennial celebra
THE AIRPLANE CARRIER
SARATOGA IS LAUNCHED
Craft Will Be Largest and Fastest of
Its Kind In World When Completed.
(By the Associated Press)
Camden. N. J., April 7.—The giant air
plane carrier Saratoga, will be launched
today at 12:45 p. m. at the yards of the
New York Shipbuilding Corporation.
Mrs. Curtis D. Wilbur, wife of the Sec
retary of the Navy, will act as sponsor
at the christening ceremonies, with high
officials of the navy and other govern
ment departmental officers witnessing
the ceremony. Secretary Wilbur will
A sister ships, the IT. S. S. Lexing
ton, is to be launched this fall at Quincy,
Mass. Originally these two ships were
to have been battle cruisers but under
the arms limitation treaty they were con
verted into airplane carriers before their
construction was far advanced. When
completed and commissioned late in 102(1
the Saratoga will be the largest and fast
est craft of its kind in the world.
FIFTY ZULUS DROWN
In An Attempt to Repeat the Red Sea
Miracle of the Bible.
London, April 7. —An attempt by the
leader of a party of Christian Zulus to
repeat the miracle of the Red Sea has
resulted in the drowing of fifty Zulu
men, the Cape Town correspondent of the
Sunday Express cables.
Floods have turned Zululand into a
swamp, destroying roads and blocking
railways. Tbe party, returning from a
tribal gathering, reached a wide drift
which had become a raging torrent.
Determined to ford it, they knelt and
prayed; then the leader struck the wat
ers with an iron rod, commanding the
waters to roll back ami let them pass.
The party advanced and all were swept
away, according to the cable.
Governor McLean Makes Statement.
Raleigh, April 7.—Governor McLean,
though recently quoted as having set
forth a policy of not appointing any
Republicans to office, states that when
making the statement referring to Re
publicans he had only the budget'com
mission appointments in mind.
The governor said lie would not fol
low out the policy, heretofore required
by law but now not obligatory, of ap
pointing a Republican to the budget com
mission but would appoint only Demo
crats. He says that he did not intend
this statement as a declaration of policy
with reference to other boards and com
missions. He added that he knew«nan.v
able Republicans in North Carolina and
whenever he felt that the use of their
services would be beneficial to the state,
' he intends to call upon them.
Senator Overman WiH Be Candidate.
(By «»• Associated Press)
Salisbury, N. CL, April 7.— With his
attention called to some editorial sug
gestions regarding his candidacy to suc-
May Get Office
■ Ik m ■
Mrs. Gifford Pinchot, wife of Gov
ernor Plncbot of Pennsylvania, will
pet a seat in Congress, according to
rumors in Washington. These same
I rumors say that the governor will
become a member of the Senate.
SOUTHERN MOVES FORWARD
Tile States and Counties of the South
to the Front in Textile Ranking.
Washington. T). ('., April 7.—South
ern states and counties moved forward in
the textile ranking contained in the an
nual report of the U. S. Census Office'
for the year ended July 31, 1024, in
Which are listed all counties having more
than 100,000 cotton spindles.
Georgia with 2.708.242 spindles, a
piin of 104,707. took fourth place, pass
ing Rhode Island which showed a de
crease. North Carolina with 5,801.300
spindles is second. South Carolina with
5,260,378 is third, while Massachusetts
stil lholds first place with 11,702,160.
Gaston County. N. C„ with 1,110,260
spindles, a gain of 157,208, is die first
Southern county to pass the million mark
and is now the fourth county in the
United States in number of spindles, be
ing exceeded only by three New England
counties each of which showed a decrease
for tl»e year.
f ■ Wfbfr ’BS etoAtaartt Rhf Pni, cl su te h
with more than 100.000 'spindles, 21 are
in North Carolina. 14 in South Carolina,
8 in Georgia, 5 in Alabama, and 1 each
in Louisiana, Tennessee and Virginia.
Four Southern counties—Gaston, N. C.,
Spartanburg. S. C.. Greenville, S. C..
and Anderson, S. C.—have more than
500,000 spindles in each county.
The relative prosperity of the indus
try in the South is shown by the fact that
North Carolina worked 17,332,650,667
spindle hours and South Carolina 16,-
600,845,707, while Massachusetts with
more spindles in place than the two Car
olinas combined, worked only 17,7(i2.675,-
016 spindle hours.
These figures have been abstracted from
the Census Re)>ort by the Development
Service of the Southern Railway Sys
THOUGHT GIRLS WERE
BURGLARS AND FIRED
Fortunately. However, College President
Merely Damaged a Door.
Danville, Va„ April 6,—Danville’s
latest college sensation became known
this afternoon when it was learned that
Miss Winifred Myers, of New York, and
Mrs. Helen Smith, of. Richmond, stu
dents at. Averett Baptist College had
been mistaken for burglars late Satur
day night in the college kitchen and had
been shot at by James P. Craft, presi
dent. of tbe college- The girls were not
harmed. They were out of bounds pre
pring dainties for a night feast.
Dr. Craft heard a noise, armed him
self and was stealthily making bis
way past the pantry when he saw the
door move. Stepping back he called on
the person within to come out threaten
ing to shoot. There was no answer and
he sent a ball ripping through the door
panel, a second later two haggard girls
emerged, the bullet had passed less than
six inches from the head of one of them.
The faculty which usually votes on
penalties for broken rules this afternoon
declined to punish them.
Stealing Os Its Safe Forces Bank To
Terre Haute, Ind.. April s.—The
State Bank of Hazel Dell, 111., discon
tinued business yesterday, stockholders
announced, as the bafik was no longer
able to make money, because last De
cember bank robbers carried away the
The directors have never been able
to find it. The burglary insurance which
the bank carried Was not sufficient to
replace the safe, and it was decided to
close tbe bank rather than make any
■ added investments.
Tlie bank lost about S2OOO in cash
and several Liberty bonds when tbe safe
■ was stolen.
I Want Troops to Fight Forest Fires.
(By the Associated Preen)
Richmond. Va., April 7. —Authority to
' turn out the National Guard at Blacks-
I burg to help rangers combat a forest fire
’ raging in the mountains near that town
, was asked of the Adjutant General’s of
fice here shortly after noon today.
D. HD. Lyeriy Dies.
Salisbury, April 6.—David C. Lyeriy,
i aged 67, a weM known farmer of the
Christiania neighborhood, died Satm
- day afternoon, his death being caused
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CM WES OH
Measure As Agreed to by the
Cabinet Sent to Chamber
of Deputies for Quick Ac
tion by That Body.
CAPITAL LEVY OR , *
FORCED LOAN HELD
Bill As Agreed On Carries
ists Can Volunteer to Give
Part of Fortunes.
Paris, April 7 (By the Associated
Press I. —The government's new financial
bill embodying the provisions of the pro
posed capital levy or forced loan, was in
troduced in the chamber of deputies this
afternoon by Finance Minister De Mon
zie. The measure was agreed to by the
cabinet this morning. He asked its im
mediate reference to tile finance commit
tee and report on it before the end of the
Tbe mechanism of tbe system as ex
plained by the finance minister after ad
journment of this morning's cabinet
meeting, is intended to afford property
owners and capitalists of France a
chance to come forward and contribute ■
proportionally of their wealth to the ren- •
ovation of French finances.
It contains provisions obliging them to
do so if they refrain from voluntary sub
BLAIR ORDERS TAX
BOOKS KEPT CLOSED
Will Await Ruling of Supreme Court on
Constitutionality of Publicity.
Washington. April 6.—lnternal Reve
nue collectors have been ordered by
Commissioner Blair to -withhold the new
income tax records from public inspec
tion until given further authority from
the Internal revenue Bureau.
The tax returns will not be available
until July 1 at tbe earliest for public
perusal and treasury officials expect
that the constitutionality of newspaper
publication of the tax lists will bave
been determined by the Supreme Court
Commissioner Blair will set a date on
which ail.of ttye tax beofea iidU, be opened
to public inspection in event tfieTaw & *
construed to permit it.
The Internal Revenue Collector at '
Kansas City some days ago made public
the tax lists in his district, but was
immediately ordered to close them again.
STUDENTS AID IN FIGHT
AGAINST FOREST FIRES
Number of Houses and Saw Mills Are
Menaced By Virginia Fires.
(By the Associated Press)
Blacksburg, Va., April 7. —Fifty Vir
ginia Polytechnic Institute cadets and
more than 100 townsmen left today for
the scene of the a forest fire in the moun
tains four miles northwest of here
where 150 houses and several saw mills
are menaced by flames which have raged
uncontrolled for four days.
While the town of Blacksburg and
the Virginia Polytechnic Institute
grounds are not yet threatened, a half
dozen homos and saw tnilis are in the
immediate path of the fire, and it is es
timated that more than 150 buildings
on the side of the mountain will be de
voured unless the flames are checked.
Wears Suit of Clothing For Fourteen
Greenville. S. C„ April 6.—A suit
purchased in Austria over 14 years ago
for 12 krones, or the equivalent of $2.40
in United States coin, and worn con
stantly since the purchasing, was re
recinly sold by A. Stanck, West Green
ville merchant, for $1.50, or 90 cento
loss than the purchase price. The owner
stated that he sold the suit because it
was out of style, not because it was
thread-bare and worn. It was of ex
ceptional quality and would doubtless
cost the purchaser about SIOO if bought
from a tailor today, Mr. Stanck said.
French Women Given More Righto.
Paris. April] 7 (By the Associated
Press). —The chamber of deputies this
evening passed a bill giving women the
right to vote in municipal elections, and
also making them eligible for municipal
offices if elected. The vote was carried by
a show of hands. A similar bill was
passed by the chamber in 1919 but was
defeated in the senate.
Try to Prove Dorothy EUingson Is Sane.
San Francisco, April 7.—Prosecution
in tbe trial to determine tbe sanity of
Dorothy Ellingson was prepared today
to introduce testimony of three expert
witnesses, notably Dr. Floyd Bryan, an
X-ray specialist, who it is believed would
testify that tbe X-ray plates of the girl
introduced by the defense discloses noth
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