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IRE TOTS US WELL
US SCHOOL CHILDREN
Takes Child of Kindergarten
Age and Starts Training
Them Under the Y. M. C.
OF GREAT VALUE
Say Those / Persons Who
Have Enrolled Their Chil
dren With the Efficient
Leader, Miss Hallem.
'in a recent address delivered irvCon
cord, an out-of-town speaker .declared
that this city had the most unusual Y. M.
C. A. he had ever visited, remarkable in
that it took the children when they were
still tiny tots and began training them.
The statement was altogether true. The
local Y does beg ! n working with the
children at the age of four, gives them
physical and mental training in the kih
dergnrten, and watches as they grow old
er until the time when they go to col
'This year is the first in which the chil
dren have been taken at thp age of four.
The kindergarten was begun only last
■ fall but was so successful that plans are
being made to continue it next year.
To take over the work of starting the
kindergarten, Y officials considered n
number of applicants and finally selected
Miss Berta Hallem of Richmond Hill, N.
Y. to fill the place. In this work, she
has been very successful. “There are
none better,'' was the way H. W. Blanks,
secretary of the Y, succinctly put it when
asked how Miss Hallem had done.
Miss Hnllem gives her entire morning
to the work, doing regular kindergarten
work in teaching the children to play, to
draw, and preparing them for primary
school work. ' Her day does not end with
this, however. In the afternoon, she
tra : ns girls classes in the mill sections.
This consists largely of holding Bible
study for them, teaching them to act iu
little plays she stages, trying to build up
school spirit among them and giving
them names of different sorts with which
to amuse themselves.
There are two of these classes. One
meeti at Number 2 School and the Other
at tile Brown-Norcott Mill School. The
enrtilmeot in the two is peaVly 30 Each
elites meets once a week. In addition to
the regular work. M!«s Hallem is now
training one group in a May-Day dance,:
showing them how to make their own cos
tumes. The other group is learning to
do a Cinderilla Pantomime for the festi
Miss Hallem’s work is altogether with
the girls. To do club work with the
younger boys, a local boy has been chos
en, Harry Lee Johnson. His position as
boy's secretary enables him tto keep in
touch with the majority of the youths of
the city. Several hundred of them come
in touch with him during the course of
the week. -
Mr. Johnson’s club work is at the fol
lowing places: . Number 2 School, where
he has a club of 25 boys, Brown-Norcott
Mill, where his club numbers 20 boys;
(Continued an Page Five)
The steady grind wins a
steady stream of money.
The organ-grinder, he
kpows that pennies and
nickels and dimes mount up
He gets his whole living
from small. sums—so does
' Here’s your lesson: if you
| will lay aside the little small
change now and then, the to
tal will surprise you.
Cut the needless expenses.
Lay by a little here and there
now and then. Invest those
savings in our association
where you get the benefit of
Your friend is doing it.
Your next door neighbor is
also. Hundreds and hun
dreds of people in this town
are climbing to success by
this same method.
Why don’t you?
Take some shares in Se
ries No. 55 now open. As
sets over $1,100,000,00.
CABARRUS COUNTY B.
L. ft SAVINGS ASSO
OFFICE IN CONCORD
The Concord Daily Tribune
Sfila 17 -year-old Toronto tngh school
girl is the proud possessor of • world
reoerd. In a recent tournament she
leaped four feet, ll inches in the
running high Jump, smashing the
former mark by half an inch. She's
In nee Evelyn Bramley and her
achievement was all the more note
worthy in that It was the first time
she bad ever entered an open ath*
THE AUTO RACES
Freely Predicted That Track Record at
Charlotte Will Be Shattered.
Charlotte, April 14.—The super-racer
with the superchargers—forecasting su
per-speed—will be the outstanding fea
ture of Charlotte's speed classic/ here on
The same cars that carried Tommy
Milton. Benny Hill, Peter DePoalo and
Harry Harty. around the Culvbr City
bowl at the unprecedented speed of 135
miles an hour, will whiz around the
Charlotte oval in the May 11th race,
lit is freely predicted that the local
track record of 118.4 miles an hour will
be shattered. Whether the new mark
of 120 miles an hour for 250 miles hung
up at Los Angeles on “March Ist will
topple and fall by the wayside, remains
to be seen.
Race enthusiasts who saw the big
classic here last October will remember
the memorable speed duel between Tom
my Milton and Earl Cooper. Both of
these demon drivers have signer! enry
blanks and will be in the second speed
matinee on the Charlotte boards.
A communication received by Osmond
L. Barriuger. general manager of the
Charlotte speedway, from Fred Wagner,
veteran starter, makes the following pre
“With the racing cars equipped with
superchargers, and with the drivers en
: tering a race on a track with which
they are no wthoronghly familiar, I feel
that no trouble will be encountered by
them in breaking the existing Charlotte
record of 118.4 miles an hour. I Tf at
mospheric conditions on May 11th should
be similar to the conditions prevailing
at Culver City during the recent races
there, it is within the bound of possi
bility that the Culver City records will
! be equalled.”
Mr. Wagner will be present to wave
' the checkered flag in the Charlotte races
on May 11th.
THE COTTON MARKET
Opened Steady at Advance of 2 to 5
Points.:—July Declined From 24.55 to
(By the Associated Press)
New York, April 14. —The cotton mar
ket opened steady today at an advance of
2 to 5 points on overnight buying orders,
brought in by yesterday's complaint of in
sufficient rainfall in the southwest, and
reports that the. emergence of bol weevil
from hibernation migbt be heavy in the
southeastern states. The report of the
Census Bureau, showing domestic mill
consumptoin of 582,674 bales for March
compared with 485,844 last year, was con
siderably below recent forecasts, however,
while the initial advahee met considera
ble realizing and prices soon eased off
under local and southern selling.
July declined from 24.55 to 24.40, and
October from 24.36 to 24.23, or about
7 to !) points net lower, but offerings
were not heavy, aud he market was quiet
and steady at the end of the first hour.
Cotton futures opened steady. May
24.22; July 24.55; Oct. 24.35; Dec.
24.45; Jan. 24.20.
BTILJ, ON INCREASE
During March 582,674 Bales Were Con
sumed Compared With 550,132 in Feb
(By the Associated Press)
Washington, April 14.—Cotton con
sumed during March aggregated 582,674
bales of Hnet and 58,845 of linters, com
pared with 550,132 of lint and 50,598 of
linters in February this year, and 485,-
640 of lint and 41,197 of linters in March
(last year, the census bureau ttoday an
Declares “He Men” Are Becoming
New York, April 13. —The “He-men”
is flipping out of the picture and men
are adopting 'feminized ways just las
rapidly as women are becoming mascu
line in their outlook on life, Dr. Charles
jQray Shaw, of New York University,
| said in a discussion of the social prob- 1
lems evolved because of the emancipation
| of women.
! “It is the man in fiis new effeminancy
| Who is inclined to be domestic,” Dr.
| Shaw said. “Modern men marry for
the sake of a home wit hits dog and
I radio set, while women approach the
wedded state with the Idea of getting
a companion or a lover.”
! When men began to wear soft hats,
ailk nocks, pesrl colored spats, lace pa
jamas and embroidered bathrobes, the
process of feminliation gained a good i
start, Dr. Shaw said.- Even the safety
J rasor contributed.
r | CONCORD, N. C., TUESDAY, APRIL 14, 1925
THOU* OF FANS
AFTER WINTER BEST
Major Leagues Start 1925
Grind Today, With Pros
pects Good for a Mighty
OTHER LEAGUES TO
START TODAY, ALSO
Southern and American As
sociations Start, and One
Game Is Scheduled for the
Chicago, April 14 (By the Associated
Press). —Baseball fandom today started
its annual pilgrimage to National and
American league arenas for the initial
battles of a six months campaign for
Fresh fronf weeks of limbering up In
Southern and Western camps but handi
capped also by an unusually long list of
injured players, sixteen major league
teams were prepared sos the opening of
the affray and will bring the national
game back to the limelight after months
of winter sports. Good weather was in
prospect in most of the opening cities.
Unsettled weather was predicted, however,
for Cincinnati, Detroit and Boston.
As the two major leagues dressed for
action the summertime sport also got un
derway in several other circuits. The
American Association and Southern As
sociation seasons had openings today,
while one game in the International
League was on schedule.
With many of the major aggregations
strengthened by infusion of new blood,
and with encouraging pre-season records
in training camp gamess, managers ex
pressed optimism on the season's outlook.
ADMIT THEY WERE
MEMBERS OF MOB
Deny They Had Any Part in Actual
Attack on Needleman. •
Wniiamaton, April 13—Most of the
men who huve been arrested in connec
tion with the attack-on Joseph A. Needle
man have confessed to having been in I
the crowd that formed on the night of
the attack. No one has confessed to
having had a part in *be mutilation of
the young man and few of those who
have confessed have eteti admitted that
fchev went as"far as the jail. ' >
John Gray Corey aud Clarence Gur
kin, who came from the ,neighhorhood
where the Griffin girl, wh-o said Needle-'
man attacked her, lived, have signed
statements that thirteen men from that
neighborhood acting upon invitation
joined the mob on the night of the at
tack. but with the possibel • exception of
til roe all left before the jail was reached.
EDENHOUSE EMPEROR SITE
FOR BRIDGE IS CHOSEN
$600.00 Bridge Over Lower Chowan
River to Be Built at That Point.
(By the Associated Press)
Raleigh, April . 14.—-The State High
way Commision has decided in favor of
the Edenhouse Emperor site, five miles
above Edenton as the location of the new
$600,900 bridge across the lower Chowan
River. Colerain also made a vigorous
fight for the bridge, offering a contribu
tion of SIOO,OOO. The Bertie commission
ers voted four to one for the Colerain
site, and have offered $150,000 upon condi
tion that from the bridge, whenever
built, a road be constructed to the coun
ty seat at Windsor. 1
Coolidge Releases Pay tor Guardsmen.
Washington, April 14.—Expenditure
during the next fiscal year of $1,742,-
800 for armory pay of National Guard
units for regular drill and other purpose
has been authorized by President Cool
idge after an investigation by the execu
The money is for use only during the
fiscal year beginning July Ist, bur the
President’s action permits the war de
-1 partment to' undertake obligations and
make necessary contracts now. although
financial settlements will not be made un
til the new year has begun.
The only amount which may not be
expended is an item of $12,000 provided
specifically to cover employment of ad
, ditional national guard officers in the
* milita bureau in Washington.
The President’s action on the funds,
which were in excess of budget figures
voted by Congress for the fiscal year,
is in line with that he took recently on
a deficiency appropriation $1,130,000 for
armory pay for this fiscal year, which
had Wen voted by Congress over the
budget bureau’s disapproval.
A substantial portion of the excess
budget estimates for next year goes to
increase the regular appropriations for
national guard armory drill pay.
Salisbury Lets Contract for College Dor
Salisbury, April 18.—A new dormitory
to be ereeted at Catawba College goes
to P. C. Wood, a Salisbury contractor,
who is to have the building ready for
occupancy when the first session of the
college in Salisbury begins in September.
The dormitory will be three stories in
I part and two in part, of brick and con
taining 32 Wdrooms and two reception
halls. The building will correspond
with the one already on the ground and
this old building is to be repaired and
put in shape by the same contractor.
Kenneth Wagner Under Arrest
Bristol, Va, April 14. —Kenneth Wag
ner, alleged slayer of Policeman John
Smith, of Kingsport, and Deputy Sheriff
Herbert Webb of Bluff City, who was
shot and killed at Kingsport yesterday.
1 was apprehended today and is in the I
Blountville, Tcnn.. jail, authorities here'
were notified by telephone.
I JIMISON TO PAX *
* Fine of »soo.oo
* • L 4;|
Charlotte, April 14.—A fine of & 1
& SSOO was substituted iir city court IK
c today for the 60-da,v 'road sentence SK
imposed on Tom Jlmison, former
jfc Methodist minister, when he was jit
jfc convicted of violating the prohibl- jit
jit lion law. jjt
jit Jimisou announced that he would j|t
jit pay the fine rathe* than work the j|t
j!t road sentence. jj(
Nt Former Governor Cameron Morvi- jk
* son made a plea in behalf of the jit
3K prisoner. , f <
(Star - ' < $
#7K * * jit* %*******)*■»
WILL TEST SANITO OF
AIRS. ANNA CUNNINGHAM
, Meanwhile Tests WHI Be Made to Deter
mine Whether Hey Relatives Were
(By the Associated Press)
| Crown Point, Ihd, April 14.—Author
ities here prepared today to test the san
ity of Mrs. Anna Cnnuingham, of Gary,
Ind, held in a hospital ward at. the
county ja'l while coroners, chemists of
two states. sought to establish whether
five members of hqr family were killed
' with arsenic.
j The cursory examination of the bodies
of Walter nml Harry, her sons, exhumed
■ ‘ yesterday from-a cemetery near Valparai
so, Ind, indicated. Dr. McNally, Chicago
; coroner chemist said, that they died of
■ unnatural causes. Portions of the or
gans were sent to Chicago and to Perdue
: University at LaFayette for complete ex
amination and reports.
Mrs. Cunningham Collapses.
Crown Point, Ind.. April 14 (By the
Associated Press). —Mrs. Anna Cunning
ham, of Gary, Ind, collapsed, today in
her cell in the Lake County jail where
she is being held in connection with the
deaths of her husband and four chil
dren within six years. She passed into
a coma an’d physicians believe it impos
sible to remove her to Gary for a sanity
hearing set for 2 p. m.
“COAL BALLS" TELL STORY •
OF MILLIONS OF YEARS
Perfectly Preserved Fossil Plants Indi
cate World Much Ohirr Than Esti
“Coal balls'' contain perfectly preserv
ed fossil plants of the kind that formed
the coal beds of the world in the Carbon
iferous Age. The first “coal ball’ to be
discovered m America was found in Il
linois in 1922. )
■ These peculiar formations have been
founds in Europe, and have, given to sci
ence an accurate knowledge of the plants
that lived on the earth during the pe-
tlie coal beds were being laid
When one of these coni balls found
near Harrisburg,. IH.. in 1922, was ex
. amined microscopically it was found to
contain the stein of a flowering plant sim
ilar to a present day cornstalk. This
discovery appears to disprove previously
conceived theories of the nge of the earth,
■ as the coal balls of Europe have revealed
only club mosses, horsetails and other
of the lowest forms of plant life.
The discovery in a coal ball of a flow
ering plant, a type of life that science be
lieved was developed millions of years af
ter the coal beds were-formed indicates
that the world is a few hundred million
years older than it previously had been
believed to be.
TARDY BOOK BORROWERS
PAY SIIO,OOO IN FINES
Puzzles and Other Indoor Sports Do
Not Curb Demand.
New York, April 14.—Tardy and de
linquent book borrowers at the New
York Public Library and its 44 brandi
es paid fines of more than SIIO,OOO dur
ing 1024. it was revealed in the annual
report of the trustees which Director E.
H. Anderson made public tonight.
Neither radio, movies nor vross
■ word puzzles caused any important de
crease in the use of books during the 12
months, Direetpr Anderson reported.
' The library system operated on a
fiscal scale equal to many large corpor
ations, the treasurer reporting total dis
bursements ofalmost $2,290,000.
WOMAN DIES FROM
j EFFECTS OF POISON
i Alleged That Site Took Poison After Be
ing Attacked by D. C. Stephenson.
(By the Associated Press)
J Indianapolis, Ind., April 14.—The 28-
year old woman alleged to have been the
| victim of an attack by f). C. Stephenson,
? former grand dragou of the Ku Klux
Klan, died today.
The young woman had been in a criti
cal condition several days as the result of
poison which she told her parents she took
at Hamond, Ind, following Stephenson's
attack. Stephenson was indicted on five
charges by a grand jury after an investi
Fleet for More Maneuvers.
San Francisco. April 14 (By the Asso
ciated Press). —Departure of the United
States steamship Seattle, flagship of the
United States fleet for Hawaii, today
marked the beginning of the exodus of
■the grand fleet of the United States for
the war game in the watera of the island
territory. The most extensive and im
portant joint army-navy maneuvers ever
held in the Pacific is contemplated.
To Increase Indebtedness of the “Penney”
(By the Associated Press)
Philadelphia. April 14.—The annual
meeting of the Pennsylvania Railroad
atockhoiders today authorized the board
of directors to increase the,indebtedness
of the company $109,000,000 for future
Claim Poison Was Found in Body of Mrs.
Chicago, April 14. —Sufficient mercury
Ito kill a person in ten days was found
in the body of Mrs. Emma Nelson Mc-
Olintoek, according to a coroner’s chem
ist, Dr. McNally submitted to Coroner
SHOTGUN WOUND IS
FIT! fOII JUSTICE
OF HIJ COURT
Judge Joseph L. Kelly Died
at His Home 30 Minutes
After Load From Shotgun
Entered His Left Side.
SHOT WAS ACCIDENT
HIS FAMILY SAID
Reported by Relatives That
Judge Kelly Was Walking
Down the Basement Stairs
Whdn Gun Went Off.
(By the Associated Press)
Bristol, Va, April 14.—Judge Joseph
L. Kelly, of the Virginia Supreme Court
of Appeals, died at his home here this
morning thirty minutes after a load from
a shot gun had entered his left side.
Relatives said the Supreme Court jus
tice was going down stairs to the base
ment when the shotgun went off, the en
tire charge entering his side.
Every available provision was hurried
ly summoned when the report of the ex
ploding shell and the cries of the family |
were heard by neighbors, but no hope
was held out. .
Judge Kelly showed considerable im
provement in health since his return from '
Florida, and was seen often oil the golf
links here. His second appointment to
the supreme bench was made on February
21st. last. He was originally selected
in 1915 to serve until 1927.
Relatives later declared that Judge
Kelly and his son started to the base
ment after a at. The boy, it was de
clared. insisted on taking hie rifle but
the father told him he would take his
shotgun instead. The family said the
jurist had just started tot descend the
stairs which they described as faulty in
construction, when he fell and the gun
was dicharged. It was found fifteen
feet from Judgh Kelly's unconscious
Relatives also declared that the Su
preme Court judge regained conscious
ness before he died aud told them the
gun was discharged accidentally.
NEW YORK IS WARNED
AGAINST BOOTLEG MILK
Dealers In Illegal Product Undersell
. Honest Vendors.
New Yoik. April 14.; —Charges that
“milk bootleggers" were selling adulter
ated. impure' aud illegal mlk products
all over New York city were made today
by Harold G. Oronn. publicity represen
tative of the Republican County Com
Mr. Aron asserted impure cream,
adulterated with preservatives and
cocoanut oil, was being brought openly
UUUOaiIUI/ UII, wart urtug u tuujut upciii.t
into the city from Wisconsin, Minneso
ta, Cannda and other distant points in
direct violation of the health regulations.
The “milk bootleggers.’’ he declared,
were . underselling honest dealers by
from $4 to $6 a can.
Mrs. E. C. Johnston Dies at Home In
Mooresville, April 13. —Mrs. E. C.
Johnston, aged 74 years, died at her
home two miles east of Mooresville Fri
day, after an illness of two weeks with
pneumonia. She was a daughter of the
late John P. Patterson, of Cabarrus coun
ty, and was one of the best known and
most active women of the Coddle Creek
Church neighborhood. About eight yenrs
ago Mr. and Mrs. Johnston moved to this
city to live, but moved back to their
country home some time ago. Besides
her husband, she is survived by the fol
lowing children; Graham. Mason, Fred
and John Johnston; Mrs. H. B. Emerson
and Misses Carrie, Mary and Martha
Johnston, all of this vicinity, and Mrs.
T, M. Sledd, a missionary located at Bo
livia, South America. Surviving sisters
are Mrs. W. F. Smith, Mrs. John F.
Gouger; brothers, R. L. Patterson, ,of
this community; John Patterson, of
Texas; W. S. Patterson, of Stony Point.
Funeral services were held Saturday af
ternoon at Coddle Creek A. R. P. Church,
conducted by Rev. I. N. Kennedy.
Mrs. Mary Safrit Dies From Injuires
Salisbury, April 13.—A fall proved
fatal to Mrs. Mary B. Safrit. 93-year
old woman of the St. Pnul neighbor-
hood. She suffered the breaking of a
leg, and death resulted this afternoon.
Mrs. Safrit was the widow of William
Safrit and is survived by several step
children and a number of grandchildren.
She was a member of the Salisbury Prim
itive I Baptist congregation, but the fun
eral and interment will take place at
St. Pauls Lutheran Church, Tuesday af
ternoon at 3 o'clock.
Asked to Form Ministry in Belgium.
Brussels, April 14 (By the Associated
Tress'). —Emile Vaudervelde, socialist
leader and former minister of justice,
was summoned by King Albert this morn
ing and requested to form a ministry
to succeed the cabinet of Premier The
unis, which resigned on April sth. M.
A anderveide agreed to * undertake the
. task. ( '
( George F. Fortner Rescued.
I (By tbe Associated Preaa)
1 Washington, April 14.—George F.
1 Fortner, an American citiaen employed
* by tlie Pennsylvanla-Mexiegn Fuel Com
“ pany, and abducted on April 6th by Mex
icali bandits near Tuxpanm, has been
rescued by Mexican federal soldiers, says
• a report to the State department from
Charles Bay. the American consul at
Dame Ellen Terry, recently honored]
-by Kinge George, began her stage career j
r ’at the age of eight years under the great
Former Pi old Marshal Von Hlndea*
burg has accepted the nomination
of the "Empire bloc” as its candi
date for presidency of the German
NEW POSTAGE RATES
Important Changes to Go Into Effect To
) Washington, I). C., April 14.—Im
liortant changes in postage rates, bear-
I ing upon nearly all ines of business, will
come into effect throughout the United
States tomorrow. The new rates are
I made under the recent act of Congress
granting postal employes a general raise
of S3OO a year and providing revenue
from the mails.
Beginning tomorrow all picture post
cards or private mailing cards will re
quire a 2-cent stamp, while the common
government postcard will continue to
cost one cfnt. Another feature Will be
the issuance of fractional postage stamiie,
to cost 1 1-2 cents and 4 1-2 cents, for
convenience iu mailing certain classes of
mail calling for fractional postage. Con
siderable increases will- be made on reg
istered mail, money orders and insurance.
There will be no increase in the rates
on first class mail.
Mail of the third class will embrace
all matter now included in tile third
and fourth classes up to and including
eight ounces in weight.
The new fourth class will include all
matter heretofore in the third and fourth
classes from eigiit ounces in weight and
not exceeding 70 !K>Umis in the first, sec
ond and third' zones, and not exceeding
50 pounds, in any of the other zones.
The rate of postage on all matter in
the new third class will be 1 1-2 cents
for eacli two ounces or fraction of two
ounces, up to and including eight ounces
in weight, except that the rate of post
age on books, catalogues, seeds, cuttings,
bulbs, roots, scions and plants, not ex
ceeding eight ounces in weight, shall con-
I tinue to be one cent.
The present fourth class pound rates,
according to distance or zone, will apply
to all matter weighing more than eight
ounces, except that of the first and sec
ond classes, and in addition thereto there
will be a service charge of two cents for
each parcel, except upon pareels origi
nating on rural routes, such charge to be
paid in the same manner as the regular
postage. Pareels maileds on rural routes
should be indorsed "mailed on rural
route,” in order that the parcels will
show that they are exempt from the serv
Parcels will be given special handling
if the regular fourth class rates with the
2-cent service charge and 25 cents addi
tional postage on each parcel is prepaid,
provided such parcel is prominently in
dorsed by the sender “special handling”
in the space below the postage stamps
and above the address. These pareels
will receive the same handling, transpor
tation and delivery accorded mail mat
ter of the first class.
Unsealed circulars containing no writ
ing must bear postage at the rate of
1 1-2 cents for each two ounces for frac
Under the new regulations a money
order shall not be issued for more than
SIOO, and the fees for domestic orders
shall be as follows:
For orders exceeding $2.50 and not
exceeding $5, 7 cents.
For orders exceeding $lO and not ex
-1 eeeding S2O, 10 cents.
For orders exceeding S2O and not ex
■ eeeding S4O. 15 cents.
For orders exceeding S4O and not ex.-
eeeding S6O, IS cents.
For orders exceeding S6O and not ex
ceeding SBO, 20 cents.
For orders exceeding SBO and not ex
ceeding SIOO,. 23 cents.
To Put a Stop to the Mad Dog Epidemic.
Salisbury, April 14.—The Rowan
county board of health has determined
to put a stop to the epidemic of mad
dogs. A special officers has been em
ployed who will travel the entire county,
including Salisbury, and kill all dogs not
properly protected by law. The regu
lar officers have killed a numbeij of ani
. nials since the board decrees that all
unmuzzled dogs must go but the ever
. increasing number of persons applying
for the Pasteur treatment has caused
> the board to put on a special officer.
Bank Teller Killed by Bandits.
(By the A«»oci»4e;l PrewO
Detroit, April 14.—Chas. Taggart, tell
er of the branch of the American Slate
Bank at Oregon Avenue and Epworth
Boulevard, was shot and killed by three
men who held up the bank shortly after
noon today. The men scooped up an un
determined amount of money and escaped.
Miss Marion Talbot, dean of women
at the University of Chicago since it
started thirty-three years ago, is to re
-1 tire from her position at the end of
! the present school year. Miss Talbot
is 67 years old and that is the principal
reason for her desiring to retire.
* NEWS ft
ft TODAY ft
i... ; a nfffle
Former French Premier De
clines to Form New Minis
try When Socialists Refuse
to Give Support to Him.
BIG POWER NOW
And Briand Was Not Willing
to Assume Leadership of
New Ministry Without Full
Copoeration From All.
Paris, April 14 (By the Associated
Press). —M. Briand will decline to form
a new French ministry, having been in
formed by the socialists that they will re
fuse to enter his cabinet. M. Briand will
go to the Elysee-Palace to inform Pres- .
idem Dotunergue of bis decision.
Paris, April 14 (By the Associated
Press).—The national counril of the so
cialist party, by a unanimous vote this
afternoon decided that the party would
refrain from participation in the pro
posed Briand government.
Makes Definite Decision.
Paris, April 14 (By the Associated
Press). —Former Premier Briand shortly
after six o’clock this evening definitely
decided to abandon the attempt to form
a cabinet in succession to tbe Herriot
LIQUOR VALUED AT HALF
MILLION SEIZED ON VESSEL
Liquor Seized After Coast Guard Cutter
Chased Vessel 150 Miles.
(By (he Associated Preaa)
New York. April 14. —Capture of the
three masted auxiliary British schooner
Madeline Adams yesterday by the coast
guard cutter Seminole after a chase of
150 miles off the New York coast, was re
ported today ■ when the schooner was
brought into port with its crew of nine
men as prisoners, and its liquor cargo val
ued at $500,000 under seizure.
Coast guard officials said tli» Madeline
Adams was the schooner front which the
Government patrol boat 20tt obtained 300'
cases of whiskey aud champagne on'Sat
urday when an alleged conspiracy to
smuggle liquor from rum row on govern
ment boats was uncovered until the arrest
•of two men wlmi were held .is agents of
the rhm Heet.
ASKS KOUMANIA ABOUT
DEBTS WITH THIS COUNTRY
Want to Know Why It Has Not Dis
cussed Debt Funding With the United
(By the Associated Press)
Washington. April 14.—Minister Jay
at Bucharest has presented a communi
cation of the Roumanian government
calling attention to the fact that
government has negotiated debt refund
ing agreements with other nations, but
has taken no such action in' connection
with its debt to the United States.
lioumania's debt to last November was
$36.128.4!>5 in principal, and $11,447,000
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Find Poison in Body of Walter Cunning
(By the Associated Preaa)
Chicago. April 14.—Poison was found
in the body of Walter Cunningham, 13
years old. who was exhumed yesterday at
Valparaiso, Ind., and whose mother, Mrs.
Anna Cunningham, is being held in jail
at Crown Point, Ind.. Dr. W. D. McNal
ly, coroner's physician, reported today.
Homes Threatened When Dam Brake,
(By the Aaaoclated Preaa)
Detroit, April 14. —Scores of families
in the valley of the Huron River, be
tween Flat Rock and Lake Erie, were
1 driven from their homes early today when
J the dam at the power plant of the Ford
[ Motor Co. at Flat Rock burst and releas
ed millions of galons of water into the
Hats decornted with imitations of in
sects, more or less lifelike, are being
I shown by Paris milliners. So far they
. have not proved very popular.
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1 WHAT SAT’S BEAR SAYB
Generally fair tonight, warmer in ex*
- treme west and north-central portions f
| ‘Wednesday partly cloudy, possibly local
thundershowers in west portions.