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9 DISPATCHES 9
Were Electrocuted at State
Prison for Double Murder
Which Was Perpetrated
Some Time Ago.
FATHER LED TO
HIS DEATH FIRST
He. Showed No Emotion and
Three Shocks Were Re
quired for Him, While On* 1
ly Two Were Used for Son.
Raleigh, April 17 (By the Associated
Press), —Charles W. Stweart, 51, ami
Elmer Stewart, 23, liis son, paid with
their lives in the electric chair today
for a double murder perpetrated in
Brunswick county last year. The fath
er, calm to the last, was led to the chair
first, and was pronounced dead after
three shocks. Two shocks were required
to execute the son. •
C. W. Stewart was pronounced dead
at 10136 and Elmer at 10:57 o’clock.
The elder- Stewart • entered the death
chamber at 10:28 o'clock. He displayed
no sign of nervousness, and gazing into
the faces of the newspaper mcii and other
witnesses, he said:
“Men, be Cbristionß. Don’t do any
thing else, because' it don’t pay. Take care
of your souls. God bless you all.” ;
Joe Stone, originally from Robeson;
County, aud now a guard at the prison,
farm near Raleigh, an appointed deputy
executioner in accordance with the pro-,
visions of the act of the General Assembly
of 11125, threw- the switch, the hour be
ing 10:31. The first shock lasted just 50
seconds, after which the body was exam
ined by Warden J. H. Norman. ’
The second shock lasted for but half a
minute, and again the prison physician
examined the body. The examiner called
for “ropre water,” and the death cap was
again wet with water. The switch was
thrown (or the third time, the shock last
ing for 26 seconds. At 10:36, C. W.
Stewart was pronounced dead,’ and pris
on attendants loosened the straps that
bound the dead man in the chair and the
body was Amoved to a waiting hearse
that stood on a driveway negr the i)eath
chamber. * " w
Elmer Stewart, 23 years old, followed
tln. chs'rr. L»W»g heavily
on the arms of the two prison guaras
escorting him, he- smiled bravely ns he
entered the room of "vanquished hopes”
at 10:45 and took his sent in the death
chair. As the prison attendants hurried
to.bind him in the chair he smiled again
and said, “Take your-time boys, I’m in
While being bound in the chair he
began to pray:
“Dear Jesus, I am going now. I have
forgiven them all. I hope, to soon be in
heaven with my dear old father who has
just gone before me. Dear Jesus, have
mercy on me.”
The prayer became almost inaudible
as the broad strap across the mouth and
face Wr’as adjusted. “Be good, every
body,” were the last audible words, for
it was then that J. E. Thomas, the sec
ond executioner appointed by the warden,
Are you keen for facts and
We just enjoy getting
hold of the man who wants
tangible proof of the worth
of our building and loan
We can open our books
and show him exactly why
a share account produces
such high returns.
We can show him why
every dollar is safe.
Also how state regulatiqps
protect our every pperation.
In simple words our plan
is this.:—--we are a group of
average thrifty people who
invest modest savings in our
own organization. We lend
monev for home building to
ose of our own number
who want-it, under our fair
so made are declared mutual
ly or on a non-profit basis.
And the actual expense of
management is very low.
Take some shares in Se
ries No. 55—Now bpen.
™e Concord Daily Tribune
Fire Believed to Have Been
of Incendiary Origin.—
Stephenson Charged With
IN BURNED HOME
This Fact Makes Officers Be
lieve Fire Was Started on
In the House.
| (By tke Amoelateg Prmi
) Indianapolis, Ind., .April 17. —Fire, be
i lieved to have been of incendiary origiu,
f early today partially destroyed the large
, home of E. O. Stephenson in Irwington,
. Stephenson yesterday pleaded not guilty
r when formally charged ■with attacking a
• young white woman, of Indianapolis,
I whose death subsequently occurred from
| The funeral of the young woman was
held' yesterday. Members of her family
i said Tuesday when she died that site had ,
| taken the; poison because of -the attack |
i by Stephenson.
Stephenson was one time grand dragon
of thc.Ku K!ux Klan in Indiana. Earl!
. Gentry and Earl Klinok, two companions I
, oNStephehson, yesterday also pleaded not!
; guilty to a charge of conspiracy to kid
, nap the young woman.
Fireman today found two cans of gas-
J oline and one of kerosene-in the burned
house at Irwington, and residents of the
. neighborhood said they heard an explo
sion just before the fire. The gas jets
in the Stephenson home were'all turned
on said the firemen, adding to the incen
There was no one living in the house
at the time. Stephenson had been stay
ing at a hotel in the city. '
THE COTTON MARKET
Ycstotday’s Reaction Followed by Firm
er Tone at the Opening of the Market
(By the Associated Press)
New York, April 17. —Yesterday’s re
action in the cotton market was follow
ed by a firmer tone at the opening today.
Liverpool did not fully meet yesterday's
local deoUne, while Do rain woe reported
Tn the southwest, and sentiment here
qtipenred to be favorably influenced by
the French franc.
First prices were firm at an advance
of 3 to 14 points, and after some little
irregularity active months showed net
gains of 17 to 22 points. July advanc
ing to 24,74 and October to 24.57 before
the end of the first half hour. There was
some Southern and local selling, the lat
ter being promoted by reports of cloudy
weather in the southwest, with hopes of
showers, but offerings were readily ab
sorbed by covering. Some trade buying
also was reported.
Cotton futures opened firm. May 24,30. 1
July 24.65; October 24.51, December 1
24.60; January 24.28.
TO RECOVER FORTUNE
Wants From $11,000,00 to $15,000,000
From Bethlehem Steel Interests. '
(By the Associated Press)
Philadelphia, Pa., April 17. —Suit for
the recovery by the government of from
$11,000,000 to $15,000000 from the Beth
lehem Steel interests for alleged overpay
ments for war construction work was en
tered today in the U. S. District Court.
The defendants named in the action by
the government were the Bethlehem Steel
Corporation. Bethlehem Shipbuilding;
Corporation, Limited, Bethlehem Steel |
: Co., the Four Rivers Shipbuilding Cor- j
poration, and the Union Iron Works Co.
The R-S3 Back Home.
London, April 17 (By the Associated
Press). —The British airship R-33, back
from her erratic flight over the North
Sea on the wihgs of a gale, was at 2:30
o’clock tbid afternoon on her hangar at :
Pulham, being maneuvered preliminary
to getting her into the place of refuge.
All on beard were safe.
New Air Mail Service.
(By the Associated Press.)
New Orleans, April 17.—The Chicago-
New Orleans air mail test flight got un
der way this morning when Lieut. R. D.
Knapp hopped off at 5:39 o’clock for Mo
bile, Ala., the first leg of the flight. He
used a 4 DeHaviland plane, equipped with ,
a 420 horsepower Liberty motor.
Rev. Daniel Long to Leave the State.
(By 'ths Associated Press.)
Franklinton, N. C., April 17. —The
Rev. Daniel Albright Long, one of the j
oldest ministers of the Christian denomi
nation in North Carolina in point of
service, has announced that he will here-1
after make Florence, S. C., his home.'
He will remain here, however, until the
conference meets. In Florence, he will
live with his only son, Joseph Long.
threw the switch that sent the death
dealing current through the body of the
condemned man. The hour was 10:45
12, and one minute and four seconds
later the body became limp as the switch,
The second shock lasted but for the
brief space of 34 1-2 seconds, and after j
an examination by the prison warden ;
and his assistant, Dr. J. H. Fitzgerald;
j Elmer Stewart was pronounced dead. I
I Again prison attendants u'Astrapped' the
body. Fbur men waiting at' the door
learried the body to tbe wating hearse,
Placed it alongside that of the father,
and the gray car of death moved silent
?;■ ' > . ~ ■ ' /
FITE OF CONFESSED
SLIVER OF CHILDREN
IS HOm KNOWN
i Arraignment of Mrs.. Cuii
- ningham, Who Admitted
i That She Killed Children,
Depends on Her Condition.
HEARING STARTED 1
May Test Her Sanity Before
Charging Her Formally
With Murder, But This
Has Not Been Decided.
(Or the Associated Press)
Crown Point, Ind., April 17. —Arraign-
ment of Mrs.' Anna Cunningham, 49-
year-old Gary. Ind., widow, on a mur
der charge in connection with the con
fessed killing by poison of three of the
Jive members of hey family who died in
six years, depended today on her condi
Her hearing to answer a charge of
poisoning, her son Walter was postponed
yesterday when she collapsed in her cell
> after her confession. She revived last
I night and after eating dropped into a
j While Prosecutor August Rremier, as-
I sisted by Chicago prosecutors had not
[determined definitely whether to test jicr
■ sanity, attorneys hired by May, her
daughter, indicated insanity might be a’
defense plea. Whether three other bodies
would be exhumed since chemical analy
sis of the two disinterred indicated' the
presence cf poison, also was undeter
Prosecutor Rremier believed exhuma
tion of David, Sr., her husband and the
two children, is unnecessary, but Chicago
authorities were told that Mrs. Amanda
Arnold, Chicago, a sister of the husband,
would insist that ail the bodies be ex- I
hunted. Chicago and Indiana chemists
said the bodies of Harry and Walter,
sons, contained arsenic. 1
Dnyid the 22 year old son in a Chica- i
go hospital, whose illness from poisoning
caused the inquiry into the deaths, re- ,
mained in a serlotis'condition, physicians ■
PATS RAILROAD FARE 3
AFTER TWENTY YEARS :
Man With Tender Conscience Could jfcrt <
Stand Strain Any Longer Than That. 1
Greensboro, April 16.—A man whose •
conscience has been aching for twenty 11
years, had it easy today by paying here!
for two rides on freight trains. He 1
used side-dobr Pullmans of tbe Southern I
Railway to travel from Greensboro to I
High Point in 1901 and from Raleigh
to. Norfolk in 1905.
But 20 years, was as long ns he could <
stand the inner gnawing, so he appeared F
in the uptowir ticket office here and asked I
the fare from Norfolk to Raleigh. I
Li A. Peacock, ticket agent, asked him i
wheh he wanted to make the trip and he 1
said it had been made twenty years ago. .
and that he wanted to “make this right.”
He paid for the Greensboro-High Point
trip, too. Fares were cheaper then, he i
was told, and he was due a refund, but I
he asked the ticket agent to keep the 1
excess for interest.
It was the first time in the agent’s ex- i
perience that anybody ever paid to salve i
his conscience.. ' ( i
VOTE FOR UNIFICATION <
Several Conferences Favor Unification of ,
Two Methodist Churches.
(By the Associated Press)
Scranton, Pa.. April 17.—The Wyom
ing Methodist Episcopal Conference to-
I day voted in favor of the unification of
! the northern and southern branches of
I the church. The conference which em
-1 braces Northeast Pennsylvania and the
Southern New York territory, also voted
72 to 51 to admit laymen to tbe con
Anderson, Ind., April 17.—Lay dele
gates attending the North Indiana con
ference of she Methodist Episcpal Church
here voted today 130 to 0 in favor of the
unification of the northern and southern
branches of the church.
Concord, N. H„ April 17. —The New |
Hampshire conference of the Methodist 1
Episcopal Church today 'voted 60 to 2 in |
favor of unification of the Methodist
Episcopal Church of the North with the
church of the South.
It was also voted to amend the con
stiution so as to allow laymen to attend
the conference as members.
Will Furnish Money to Buld Road.
(By the Associated Press)
Sinithfield, April 17.—The State hig)i-
I way commission and the Johnston county
highway commission have entered into a
signed contract whereby the county
I agreed to loan the State $500,000 for
hard surfacing the highway along route !
22 from the Harnett county line to the
Wilson county line. The highway runs
through Smithfieid. The State highway
commission agreed the work should be
done as soon as practicable.
Mrs. Robertson Re-elected.
(By tke Associated Press)
Charlotte, April 17. —Mrs. Lucy Rob
-1 ertson, /-instructor at the. N. C. College
Ifor Women was today re-elected, presi
dent of the Women’s Mlsionnry Society
of the Western North Carolina Conference
! at the closing session of the convention
j Sport annals can show few parallels
to the case of Jay Gould with respect to
long continued holding of a national
champianship. Geuld first won the na
tional amateur court tennis champion
ship nineteen years ago.
CONCORD, N. C., FRIDAY, APRIL 17, 1925
Wins Paris Beauty Contest
1 o . -' '
Susy Vernon won firs* prize In a beauty contest conducted by a Frenck
newaniper She has appeared in moving pictures
WOODMEN TO MEET
IN CHARLOTTE NEXT
Officers Are Elected and Installed A*
Concluding Sessions at Wilmington.
Wilmington, April 16.—North Caro
lina Woodmen concluded, their .eonven
ton here this afternoon With the selee
tion • of Charlotte as. the next meeting
place and the election of the following
E. E. Henderson, Charlotte, consul:
Gen. B. S. Royster, Oxford, adviser; J.
W. Fleet. Wilmington, banker; W. L.
Ross, Salisbury, clerk: ,T. A- Brewer,
Kinston, escort; C. C. Oorforth, Kings
Mountain, watchman; J. F. Thomas,
White Oak, entry; Charles W. Saun
ders. Kinston • J. J 3. JUlmonr, Lumber-1
tbn ; W. B. SfriekiaHik ‘Wooflam! NeeTFft
James H. Patterson. Charlotte, and R.
S. Patterson. Kannapolis, advisers.
Sheriff George C. Jackson, of Wil
mington. and Charles A. Hines, Greens
boro, were selected as delegates to at
tend the annual sovereign encampment.
The cirele. the ladies’ auxiliary to the
Modern Woodmen,'elected the following
officers to serve during the coming year:
Berna Wilson, Goldsboro, past grand
guardian; Nino Gay, Rock Mount,
grand guardian; Hester Steppe. Old
Fort, adviser; Maude Rodell. Charlotte,
banker; Susan Rogus, Pineville. clerk;
Jennie Ruth, Salisbury, Chaplain; Hat
tie Russell, Kannapolis, attendant;
Lucfile Randolph, Scotland Neck; as
sistant attendant: Bettie Myrick, Tar
boro, inner sentinel, , and Metta Sturgis,
Concord, outer sentinel;
The program for today included tit
tle beyond the election and installation
of officers and tbe selection of the 1926
convention city. Announcements and
committee reports were the first on the
order of business, followed by the elec
tons and installations. The session con
cluded in time for luncheon.
Senator Heflin to Visit Gastonia.
Gastonia, April 17.—Senator Tom
Heflin, of Alabama, will visit Gastonia
the latter part of this month, at the in
vitation of the local Lions Club, An
nouncement that he had accepted the in
vitation was made by Congressman A. L. j
Lukeman Ready to Begin His
Work on Stone Mountain
Atlanta, April 10.—-Augustus Luke
man, New York, whose appointment as
Rculptor to complete the Stone Mountain
Confederate memorial waß announced to
day, has agreed to begin work immediate
ly on models to be used in the work.
A contract with Lukeman was confirm
ed by the directors of the Stone Moun
tain Monumental Association after they
had voted against a motion to postpone
consideration ten days.
The contract previously had been ap
proved by the association’s executive
“Mr. Lukeman has agreed to go to
work at once upon his model for the cen
tral group and his plans for the memorial
hail, which when finished, will be sub
mitted tp the association for approval,”
said an announcement by the executive
“Also he has given his assurance that
he will devote himself to the Stone Moun
tain memorial until it is completed.”
Selection of the New York sculptor,
who formerly resided in Virginia, fol
lowed the dismissal of Gutzon Borglum
as directing sculptor of the memorial
several weeks ago. The executive com
mittee ■ charged that Borglum had not
met the terms of his contract with the as
sociation. Borglum declared the execu
tive committee had not met the contract
Borglum destroyed his models and fled
from the state. Later, he was arrested
on charges of malicious mischief and lar
ceny from the house. -> He was held at
Greensboro, N. C., but tbe state with
drew requisition papers which bad been
issued for him.
Many charges and countercharges
EARL COOPER PREDICTS
FAST CHARLOTTE RACES
Would Not Be Surprised if Racers Made
135 Miles an Hour at Charlotte.
Charlotte, N. C„ April 17.—Earl
Cooper, who - made such a fine impression
upon race fans at Charlotte last October,-
predicts than on or before May 11, the
next Charlotte race that some ■, driver
whizzing around the boards Jv a car
equipped with a supercharger will do a
speed of 135 miles an hour.
This prediction was contained in a
telegram to Osmond L. Barringer from
Cooper this week. There are two main
reasons why this speed will be attained
on the Charlotte ovul.'Oooper says,
(.. •pj’ ww speed chariots., are
I eqttippfel dfith, superchargers, an arrange/
J ment for a freer flow of gasoline to the
motors, meaning more power and greater
Second, because of the familiarity of
the drivers with the Charlotte track af
ter their initial 250-mile grind upon it
A speed of 135 miles an hour was at
tained recently ou the new speedway at-
Culver City, Cal., and while that track
lias a higher banking than has the Char
lotte c.oursq, yet the turns on the Char
lotte oval are not so abrupt. Cooper
points out, and hence his prediettion for
new Charlotte speed marks.
During the practice spins here last
October Benny Hiii dashed around the
track at the rate of 126.7 miles an hour,
which stood as a world’s record until
this was shattered by Tommy Milton at
Babe Ruth Undergoes Operation.
(By the Associated Press)
New York, April 17. —With the remov
al of an abscess from Babe Ruth’s back
this morning physicians hoped that the
home run hitter’s condition would improve
more rapidly than it has since his return
to New York last week.
The Babe was on the operating table
for 20 minutes, a general anesthetic was
Removal of the abscess is expected to
, reduce the fever which has kept Ruth in
were exchanged between the sculptor and
the executive committee of the Stone
The executive committee in its announc
ment said Lukeman had been highly rec
ommended to it and that the selection
was made from a list containing the
names of a number of prominent artists
who were available for the work.
Among the worts of sculpture that
Mr. Lukeman has to his credit are:
Statue of William McKinley, for Ad
ams, Mass.; and Dayton, Ohio. ♦
Equestrian statue of Bishop Francis
Asbury in Washington.
Strauss Memorial Fountain in New
Memorial to the Returning Doughboy,
in Red Hood Park, Brooklyn.
Four colossal statues in marble for the
Royal Bank of Canada, Montreal.
Equestrian statue in bronze of Kit
Carson for Trinidad, Colo.
Equestrian statue of General Gregg,
commander of the Union cavalry at
Gettysburg for Reading, Pa.
Statue in bronze of Franklin Pierce,
fourteenth President of the United
States, in front of the State Capitol, in
Memorial to Women of the Confeder
acy, at Raleigh, N. C.
The statement concludes:
“Mr. Lukeman has agreed to go to
work at once upon his model for the
central group and his plan for the mem
orial Hall, which, when finished, will be
submitted to the association for approv
al. Also, he has given his assurance that
lie will devote himself to the Stone Moun
tain Memorial unit until it is completed.”
MORE nttK HUNDRED
PERISHED IK SOFIA
Deaths Were Caused by In
fernal Machine Which Had
Been Placed in Cathedral
During Funeral Services.
HAVE BEEN HURT
Explosion Followed Series of
Crimes Including An At
tempt to Kill King Boris
During This Week.
Sofia, Bulgarin, April 17 (By the As
sociated Press). —Latest figures show’
that 110 persons, including twenty wom
en and ten children, wore killed in the
explosion of an infernal machine in the
cathedral of Sevti Krai during the fun
eral of Gen. Georghieff yesterday. Six
generals and thirty other officers were
among those killed.
Sofia today was in a state of ferpient,
!lie greatest excitement prevailing. Mar
tial law has been proclaimed throughout
(the country where the military authori
ties have ordered a curfew established,
the streets to be cleared at 7:30 p. m.
Although all government officials were
present at tlje funeral, none were serious
ly injured. Premier Tsankoff was one
of those injured, but was able to pre
side over the cabinet during its emer
gency session today.
General Georgheiff, whose funeral was
being held when the explosion occurred,
was assassinated in the street here on
Tuesday. The assisiuation closely fol
lowed an attempt on the life of King'
Borgis as he was motoring near Sofia.
The bomb apparently was detonated by
clockwork mechanism. It bad beeij con
cealed under the roof in the southern-part
of the cathedra! and spent most of its
• force upon the crowd in that port of the
In addition to the large number of fa
talities, it is estimated that about 200
persons were wounded. Upon learning
of the disaster the King immediately went
to the scene.
HENRY. FORI) LOOKING
FOR OUTLET TO OCEAN
Wants to Connect Tennessee Coal Fields
Witti-Atlantic P«*. Says Simmons. -
Wilmington. April 10.—Henry Ford’s
engineers are making a survey for a pro
posed railroad trunk line connecting the
coat fields of Tennesssee with an At
lantic ocean port or ports, possibly Wil
mington. according to a statement made
today by Senator F. M. -Simmons, of
New Bern, at a hearing before Major
Oscar A. Kuentz, United States district
engineer, for the purpose of substantiat
ing Fayetteville’s claim of the urgency
of the United States government appro
priating money to build a third lock and
dam on upper Cape Fear river, near
Senator Simmons was very optimistic
throughout his address, declaring that he
believed that “within 25 years the South
will be the richest part of the United
States.” He referred to the great possi
bilities for development in the South and
particularly in eastern Carolina, declar
ing that he regarded the third lock and
dam as “a part of a great national pro
ject,” speaking of the upper Cape Fear
river as part of the great Maine-to-
Florida intercoastal waterway.
With Our Advertisers.
After Easter special are being offered
at Parker’s Shoe Store. See ad. for at
tractive prices on footwear.
Leonard Cleanable Refrigerators are
sold and recommended in Concord by Bell
& Harris Furniture Co.
White Dress Fabrics—values which
speak for themselves, are Bt>w being of
fered at J. C. Penney Co.
Are you keen for facts and figures? See
the new’ ad. of the Cabarrus County B.
L. and Savings Association.
The A & P Tea Co. has a list of items
deeded for spring cleaning at' attractive
prices. See ad. elsewhere.
Specials for Saturday and Monday at
SI.OO and $2.00 cheaper at the Ruth-
Kesler "Store Store. All latest shades
and styles—AA to E widths.
Read the ad. of C. Put Covington iu
this paper today.
Felt hats signing off—tune in on the
new Straws. You’ll find them at Browns-
Delicious mutton, fresh fish and some
of the choicest steaks ever at ,T. F. Day
vault & Brow’s market.
Engagement Ring Gift Not a Trust,
City Judge Says.
San Francisco, April 16.—An engage
ment ring is a gift and not a trust, and
if the fair recipient retains possession
of it, she is not guilty of embezzlement,
it was ruled here by a police judge, .
Louis H. Peterson asked the cou.*t for
a warrant for the arrest of ins former
fiancee. Miss Dorothy Howard, on a
charge of embezzlement, asserting she
had retained ownership of' a diamond
ring he had given her when Miss
Howard promised to become his
bride. He said they subsequently had
abandoned their plans and that Miss
Howard refused to return the ring.
Detectives Sentenced to Prison.
(By the Associate* Press)
Cincinnati, April 17. —James Hayes
and Fred Bullerdlck, Cincinnati detec
tives who were found guilty of conspir
acy to viojatc (lie national prohibition
act, were sentenced to serve eighteen
months in the Atlanta penitentiary and
to pay fines of $2,000 each by Feierai
Judge Smith Hu-henlooper today.
Robert Kinuey. another'city detect,vr r
was sentenced to ve a year and a lay
in Atlanta penitentiary and fine of SI,OOO.
ENTIRELY NEW HAD
. ipiVTED ROW
■ Design Is Being Created in
I Studio of Augustus Luke-
I man, Sculptor Who Will
Complete the Memorial.
’ TO BE DISCARDED
r New Design Will Include Not
Only Figures of Generals
i But Also the Hall of Fame
Beneath the Figures.
(By the Associate* Press)
New York. April 17. —An entirely new
• design for the Stone Mountain Confeder
“ as p memorial near Atlanta, Ga., is being
‘ created here in the studio of Augustus
■ Lukeman. who has succeeded Gutzon Bor
: glum as sculptor in charge of the work,
" which will transform the granite mountain
into a monument to the heroes of the
Mr. Lukeman announced last night on
being informed of his appointment, that
the work already done by his predecessor
i would be “eliminated.”
The new design will be Mr. Lukeman's
own, and will include not only the figure*
of Confederate generals on the mountain
side, but also a hall of fame below.
i( “Ml first purpose*' Mr. Luketfign said,
“will be to make preliminary sketches,
and after they have been approved, to
go on with the working models which
will be about one-half of the full size of
the figures in the groups. By autumn I
hope to have from 20 to 30 carvers on
the mountain working on the central
group of the long pageant.”
DUKE IS REPORTED
* PLANNING BIG STADIUM \
To Be Closely Allied With Duke Uni
versity But Others WUI Benefit by it.
Louis Graves in Greensboro News.
Chapel Hill, April 16.—James B.
Duke is said to be planning a meat
stadium, for the holding of athletic
events, a mile or so this side of Durham
beside the Chapel Hiil-Durham highway.
The report is that the masonry stands
are to seat around 40.000 people.
Thi« project is not to be paid tor out
of the fund which Mr. Duke recently
created for the estaWishmenr ot" lluke
university. It will be an additional
Aceording to information that reache*
here, lie, has obtained options upon a-,
tract between .2.500 ami 3.000 acres on
the right side of the road as one cornea
froni Durham, just about opposite the
Wa-!\Va-Landa land. This tract does not
abut immediately upon .the "state high-'
way but it is to be connected with it
by pne road. or iierhaps two roads,
broad and well-surfaced.
This stadium, while it will probably
be Closely allied with Duke universty,
is not intended to be solely for the bene
fit of that institution. The idea behind
it is that, thus centrally located near
the middle of North Carolina, the.
stadium will be an ideal place for the
holding of athletic spectacles in which
the whole stale is interested.
It is thought that iierhaps it may be
offered for the Carolina-Virginia foot
ball game which is played at Chapel Hill
every” second year. The attendance at
this game becomes steadily larger, and
the university athletic authorities are
hard put to it to take care of the crowd.
Wooden stands have to be erected to -
supplement the permanent concrete
structure, and even then many, of (be
spectators have to stand. .
When the game comer, to Chapel Hill
it is impossible to give everybody a good
view, and ievitabl.v there is a lot of
complaining from alumni who don’t ob
tain the kind of seats they think they
are entitled to. After the match year
before last there arose a ery for a new
stadium here. George Stepuens, W. N.
Bverett, Foy Roberson, W. Stamps
Howard, and other prominent alnmni
wrote letters to the Chapel Hill Weekly
urging that the alumni get together and
build it. But it is a venture requring
hundreds of thousands of dollars, if it
is to be »put through properly, and the
money for it is not in eight.
Os course the theory of the Carolina-
Virginia games is that they are to be
played upon the home grounds of’ the
two institutions, alternatng year by
year. But, now in this day of >hard-sur
face roads, if may be that a field part of
the way between Chapel Hill and Dur
ham—not more than 20 or 25 minutes
from Chapel Hill, might be considered
home grounds for Carolina; the more
so, in that this match is a state and not
simply a college event, and’ the con
venience of the spectators is an im
portant consideration. Institutions in
some of the big cities of the country
have athletic fields which are in no
easier reach, for the students, than this
one would be from the university cam
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