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VOLUME XXV
COmiCEIU Fi
’ SCHOOLS OF COUItTY
HELD HERE»
Program One Os Great Inter
est To Large Audiences-
Exercises Were Held Ii
High School Here.
DR. GEORGEHOWARD
WAS THE SPEAKEE
Rural School Problems Dig'
cussed By Speaker—Con
tests Proved Os Much
More Than Usual Interest,
The present scholastic year forth«
schools of Cabarrus county was formal!)
coded Saturday when county commence
ment exercises wei-e held in the high
school here with twd large audiences pres
ent. A few of the schools of the county
have not completed their work, but in the
majority of the cases the work haR been
finished for the year.
Audiences that filled the high school
auditorium were present for the exercises
Saturday, the attendance in the afternoon
wl.en the literary adress was delivered
being just a little larger than the one in
the morning.
The address was delivered by Dr. George
Howard, of the State Department of
Education, who very interestingly out
lined some of the problems and needs of
the rural schools. Dr. Howard spoke
in the afternoon and was heard with un
usual interest.
The presentation of certificates and the
declamation and recitation contests were
held at the morning session and ns usual
created much interest. The contestants
for the recitation and declamation prises
showed unusual training and the judges
announced that the winners were chosen
only after much deliberation. The win
ner in the recitation contest was Miss Vir
ginia McAllister, of Mt. Pleasant. Richard
War lick, also of Mt. Pleasant, won the
declamation prize. The pris.es are given
annually by Charles B. Wagoner.
The following prizes, certificates and
scholarships were awarded on the basis
of work done during the year. Prof. J. B.
Robertson, superintendent, of the schools,
making the presentations:
Compositions—“ The Advantages of Co
operative Marketing Over Indiyidnal %11-
ingj” Won by Willie .Marshall Barnette.
mtty CiuiT)o Through Co-operatßf*n"TO
'lmprove Country Life.'.’ Won by Bessie
Reid. HaTteetl School. Competition for
these prizes was confined to grammar
grad* students only.
Certificates in Spelling—Maggie Cline,
Poplar Tent, 95; Vernie Eagle. Hahn
school. 97: Efhel Fisher Peck. Winecoff
school, 95; Mary Ann Lentz, 100 and
Shirley Earnhardt, 96, both Peck school;
Annie Laurie Dry, 99 and Julia Shirley,
94. both Mt 'Pleasant school; Hilda
Barnhardt. 92, and Ila Mae Kinrray, 93.
both Pinnacle school; Lena Brown Moose,
99, Anna R, Rowland, 96. Marjorie Moose,
93, and Sbiriey Rowland, 99, ail of Rear
Creek school; Mary Margaret Fisher,
98. Barringer school; Blanche Mnllis, 96.
Midland School .
Certificates of Perfect Attendance
There were more than 100 students re
ceiving these certificates.'
Certificates in Library Reading—Max
well Harwell. Harrisburg school; Jessie
Abernethy, Pioneer Mills School; Mary
Margaret Fisher and Claudia Virginia
Barringer, both of Barringer school.
Soholaships—First to Mont Amoena
Seminary, Miss Mary Anna Lenta, Peck
school .average 06 4-6. Second to Mont
Amoena Mies Zula Lowder, Mt.
Pleasant school, average 94 5-6. Mt.
Pleasant Collegiate Institute first. Hous
ton Earnhardt, Peck school, average 89
1-6. Second to Mt. Pleasant Collegiate
Institute. Carl Lowder, of Peck school,
average 88 1-3.
Certificates of graduation were pre
sented to 102 students and Prof. Robert
son in presenting the certificates explain
ed that certificates would be given to 50
or 60 more students who are attending
those schools which have not yet complet
dd their year's work.
The need of better trained teachers,
lenger terms for the schools, and standard
schools for elementary and high school
students were stressed by Dr. Howard who
devoted much of his address to a discus
sion of the needs of rural school. Dr.
Howard devotes most of his time to prob
lems of the rural schools, and he brought
with him here a timely message on this
phase of his work.
Daring the day music was furnished by
a local orchestra and dinner served in
picnic style at the school grounds proved
one of the most interest features of com
mencement day.
Money For -Families Os Explosion Vic
tims.
(By the Associates Press)
Sofia, April 27.—The chamber of dep
uties today adopted an amendment to
the laws to strengthen the provisions for
preservation of order. It voted the bud
get including an aopropriation at 10,00,-
090 levas, about $70,000, tor the relief
of the families of the victims in the re
cent cathedral explosion, and adjourned
unfEil the end of May.
Wm Try Flight From New York Te
Paris.
(By the smarlalMt Preset
Paris, April 27.—With a view to at
tempting a flight from Paris to New
York, the French air service will try out
in June a hydro-airplane of 550 horse
power. The craft will carry 6,000 litres
of gasoline, about 1,500 gallons.
Will Have Oil Refinery In Russia.
i London. April 27.—The Vickera Com
pany, of Great Britain, has concluded an
agreement with the soviet government for
the erection of an oil refinery at Baku.
The Concord Daily Tribune
Business “Man”
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To g-lve bis 13-year-old son BlUy
Bvaaell <u novel a practical know)-
«d*» of business, W. A. Russel, mar
h chant and financier of Brown wood,
Tax., purchased one-half Interest In
v at load gr,>c«ry enterprise an/1 made
, ; -f it to hla etc. l.
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,1 SELECT DATE FOR TRIAL
e OF WILLIAM D. SHEPHERD
! Date Chosen After Shepherd Expressed
Desire for Trial as Soon as Possible.
(By the Associated Presai
e Chicago. April 27.—William D. Shep-
I herd charged with the murder of William
McOlintock, his-foster son, from whom he
{ inherited a $1,000,000 estate, will be tried
e May 18 before Judge Lynch.
The trial date was set after both sides
expressed willingness to go to trial as
e soon as possible.
» Dr. C. C. Faimnn, upon whose con-
I tension Shepherd was indicted for mur
, der, and a co-defendant with Shepherd.
, did not appear in court, although his
, rase was set automatically with that of
, Shepherd. Faiman is at liberty on SIOO,-
. 000 bond, signed by two pol icemen of
. the state's attorney's office.
I The state probably will ask that Fai
, man be given n separate trial. A court
i order issued after lengthy debate requir
ed the state to furnish the defense with
I a list of its witnesses tomorrow. The
i Ktete wished to withhold the list until 3
days before hte trial.
, “If you are not fully prepared at that
time (May 18) -the coart will not rush
. you, but give you another week to pre
pare." said the judge to W. 8. Stuart,
attorney for Shepherd. Stuart said ho
i
' Ibne, as a “one ring circus" was going on.
referring to the incompleted coroner's in
- quest into the death by typhoid fever of
McClintock.
Mrs. Shepherd was permitted to see
her husband fbr the first time Since he
* was incarcerated. They embraced, and
Mrs. Shepherd started to cry.
The state would not agree to bail for
Shepherd pending trial and he was re
turned to jail.
THE COTTON MARKET.
First Price* Were 25 to 41 Points Lower,
the Decline Changing July to 24.00.
(By tfce Associated Press>
New York, April 27. —Heayy general
selling featured the opening of the cot
ton market today on reports of further
rains in Texas, extending through central
and into some southern sections of the
state.
First prices were 25 to 41 points
lower, and the decline soon extended to
24:09 for July and 23.85 for October
net losses of 43 to 51 points. Liverpool
also broke sharply owing to the Texas
rain news, and while prices here rallied
10 to 12 points from the lowest after the
execution of stop orders on the break
the undertone was unsettled, and the bulge
met renewed selling on the better south
western news.
' Trade interests continued to buy May
here against sales of July at a difference
of about 32 to 35 polnta, leading to ru
mors that the notices expected tomorrow
would be promptly stopped.
Cotton futures opened steady: May
24.05; July 24.25; October 24.08; Decem
ber 24.12; January 23.87.
WORLD FLIERS RECEIVE
MEDADLS FOR THEIR WORK
Receive First Distinguished Service Med
als Ever Given For Military Duties in
Pence Time.
(By the Associated Press)
Washington, April 27. —Major Fred
erick L. Martin, first commander of the
army world fliers expedition, and First
Lieutenants Leigh Wade and Leslie P.
Arnold,, members of the expedition, re
ceived to<lay the first distinguished ser
vice medals over given for military ser
vices performed in times of peace.
Presentation ceremonies took place at
the War Department and were attended
by officials representing the army, navy,
state, treasury, commerce and postoffice
departments. The special act of Con
gress the medals were awarded to the
eight world flight officers. At the time
some of their members also were made el
igible for promotion in rank, but only
Major Martin and the two Lieutenants
were present today to receive decorations.
Set Day Fbr Rep. Langley’s Trial.
(By the Associated Press)
Washington, April 27.—The trial here
of Representative Langley, of Kentucy,
on a charge of conspiracy in connection
with liquar withdrawals, has been set for
Ma» 25.
He was convicted on a similar charge
test year in Kentucky, but has an appeal
pending. He since has been re-elected to
the House.
Colorado leada the States in beet
sugar production.
Procrastination is the thief of anc
ceaa.
SEEK PRISONER
BELIEVED TO DIVE
KIDNIEPED CHILD
Groups Os Armed Citizens
Scouring Woods For Lucil
le Chatterton Who Was
Last Seen On Friday.
EX-CONVICT IS j
ALSO MISSING
Earl Woodward Hired Out To
Lucille’s Father And It Is
Feared That He Has Kid
napped The Child.
•By the Associated Press)
Granville. Vt.. April 27-t—Groups of
armed citizen* today continued search of
the woods and hills in the vicinity of the
. town for 11 year old Lucile Chatterton,
believed to have been kidnapped by Earl
Woodward a former eonvict who was em
ployed by the child's father, Walter Cbnt
terton, as a farm hand. Lucile was seen
by Her parents on Friday night when she
’ was sent to a spring near her home for a
j pail of water.
Searchers under the direction of select
men and a Deputy Sheriff H. E. Ford
. trucked the pair all day yesterday and
, through the night in winding footprints
, of both in snow drifts still remaining in
I tile woods. It is known that Woodward.
took with him from the Chatterton farm
s a rifle with a large stock of ammunition
, and food.
Woodward was befriended by the.farm
. er when he was released last fall from the
. state prison at Windsor after serving a
term for breaking and entering.
The tracks fround yesterday of a man
and a child were picked up 3 or 4 miles
from the village of Granville, near which
the Chatterton farm js located. The im
prints were' first found in the automobile
road to Warren, and led for n distance
towards that town which is 10 miles from
Granville. Woodward’s, family it was
said, at one time lived in Warren.
Footprints were found for about 2 wiles.
They left the highway near an old unused
mill, it wns said, but were traced gome
distance from the road until finally lost
in the rear of a farm nearly 6 miles from
the village.
APPOINTS THE JUDICIAL
fnmrgßKVflt mh-mpppm.
Members of Supreme Court and Superior
Court Judges Appointed to Conference
by Governor.
Rnleiih, April 27 (By the A. P.).—
Governor McLean announced appoint
ment of 20 members of the bar, one from
each judicial district of the state, who
together with members of the Supreme
Sourt and Superior Court ’judges, wiU
comprise the judicial conference created
by tiie 1925 General Assembly.
In the list of appointees, 16 are demo
crats and 4 republicans. The act undei
which the judicial conference was created
provides for a continuous study of or
ganizations. rules and methods of the
judicial system of the state and the prac
tical workings and results produced by
the system.
The conference will be composed of the
Chief Justice presiding, all justices of
the Supreme Court, the judges of the
Superior Court, the attorney general and
20 lawyers named by the Governor. The
Clerk of the Supreme Court will be sec
retary of the conference. '
The act further provides that the con
ference shall make recommendations an
nually to the Governor in respect to the
work of various parts and branches of the
state’s judicial system and in the prac
tice of proceedure of the courts.
Code Experts Form Pools to Solve Cross
word Puzzles.
Oxford. England, April 27.—The cross
word puzzle craze reached its zenith last
month and is now on the wane, according
to Oxford librarians. In Oxford, as else
where, it more than doubled the sales of
dictionaries, and the demands made upon
reference librarians were so great that
one librarion threatened to shut up shop
altogether. ‘
Houghton Presented To King George.
(By the Associated Press)
London, April 27.—Alaneon B. Hough
ton presented his credentials to King
George today as the new American am
bassador to the court of St. James. His
reception wag one of the King's first of
ficial acts since his return from the Med
iterranean.
Wrestling as a popular sport in
America dates from 1908, when Frank
Gotch, Chelowa grappler, won the world’s
championship from Hackenschmidt, the
“Russian Lion.” Up to that time the
biggest wrestling matches ever pulled off
usually were confined in interest to the
localities where the contests were held
or to the neighborhood in which one or
the other principals lived.
Perfection of a process for vulcaniza
tion of rubber, under water instead of
under steam, has been discovered by L. A.
Laursen of Eau Claire, Wisconsin.
I Announcing the Opening of
MRS. WAMPLER’S STUDIO |
OVER CABARRUS DRUG STORE
Photos of All Kinds and Kodac Fin- j
ishing ; |
This is National Baby Week and to every baby under 6 years old
cutting this ad. out and presenting!it at the studio one free picture will
be given, under no obligation to bdy others.
CONCORD, N. C, MONDAY, APRIL 27, 1925
Sacrifice
•°J?yri*htl>y MrrrMf’ißSrtiT*.
Dr. Frederick Henry Baetjer, pio
neer In the development of X-ray, ts
In Johns Hopkins Hospital, Balti
more, Md., for the removal of an
other finger. It Will be the eighth
finger that Dr. Baetjer has sacrificed
in the cause pf helping suffering
humanity.
i CHARLOTTE VOTERS TO
PICK OFFICERS TODAY
Kirkpatrick Fears May 20th Pageant
Will Fall Thorugh For Lack of Cash.
Charlotte, April 26.—Charlotte voters
will cast their votes for city officials to
serve for the ensuing: two years in the
city primary, two candidates for each
post to be selected to enter the city gener
al election to be held early in May.
The campaign has beep very quiet and
a light vote is expected. Miss Julia
Alexander and Mayor Harvey Moore will
be declared nominated for mayor and will
enter the general election for that post.
Miss Alexander entered the campaign at
the last minute and has been very ac
tive in her quest for votes. She also has
a number of very active supporters. The
vote in tomorrow's primary perhaps will
give some indication of her strength.
The ticket for tomorrow’s voting fol
lows:
Mayor and commissioner of finance— l
Harvey Moore, incumbent; Mind Julia
Alexander.
Commissioner of public safety—N. W.
Wallace, incumbent; Major W. R. Robert
son, It, Horace Moore and Dr. Baxter
Moore.
Comiqissioner of public works.—W. S.
Stancili, incumbent; J. E. Morris and L.
W. WiDgate.
„ School board—Mrs. Gordon Finger, W.
Rrfisgtrwman, Arthur;#' Gray, John Paul
iTocaSvKlWc. John K. ffftlwer, George R.
Scott.
With Oar Advertisers.
Tbe Automatic is a crystal all steel re
frigerator, inside and out. Sold here by
the Concord Furniture Co.
Eastman kodaks at all prices. Anseo
I kodaks for SI.OO at Cline’s Pharmacy.
I Schloss Bros. Suits hundreds of them,
it $25 and upward at Hoover’s.
Porto Rico sweet potato plants, toma
to and cabbage plants at Moore’s Truck
Farm. Phone 443 W.
Venetian Amoretta -Cream to protect
the complexion at Gibson Drug Store.
When you buy a Dodge car from the
Corl Motor Co. you not only get a good
•ar but - you get good service on it.
Electric fans, lawn mowers, lawn hose,
refrigerators, water sprinklers and water
coolers at Yorke & Wadsworth Co.
The Musette removal sale closes on
- Tuesday. Better go quick for big bar
gains before moving. The store will be
dosed Wednesday, Thursday and Friday,
while they are moving into the new store
next to Cline's Pharmacy.
Everything needed for tennis playing
at the Ritchie Hardware Co.
Dry cleaning that cleans done by M. R.
Pounds. Phone 420.
Mrs. Wampler’s Studio over the Ca
barrus Drug Co. is now open. Photos of
all kinds made and kodak finishing being
being done.
Potato plants at Crowell’s Plant Farm
will be ready for delivery-April 29th. De
. livery made anywhere. See ad. today.
Large assortment of Voiles, and new
est patterns in hot weather dresses at
Efird’s.
The Parks-Relk Co. buyers made a
special -trip to New York to buy goods
for the early summer business, and found
many wonderful values. New goods are
coming in every day.
Only 95 cents installs a Ruud Water
heater specially j priced at $24.95. Con
cord and Kannapolis Gas Co., has secur
ed a car load of the'famous Ruud double
(-oil gas water heaters This offer is lim
ited to ten days. Bee big ail. in today’s
paper and act quick.
Conditions of H. I). Varner Worse.
(By the Associated Press)
Lexington, N. C.. April 27.—The con
; ditions of H. B. Varner, theatrical op
erator and former state official, who lias
; been critically ill several days at a local
hospital, took an unfavorable turn today,
his physicians announced. He is suffer
ing with pneumonia.
Japan’s 1924 commerce with China
' showed a heavy gain. Exports amounted
to 449.201.000 yen as against imports of
295,012,000 yen. 1
DEDO BODY OF GIRL
* TO OFFM
ANOTHER BIG USE
i
Police Have No More Clues j
To Work On Than They.
Had When They Sought
The Slayers Os Bobbie!
Franks.
GIRL SHOT AND
HER BODY BURNED
Officers So Far Have Been!
Unable To Identify The;
Body—Few Clues Found!
At Scene Os The Murder, j
(By (he Associated Press)
Chicago. April 27. —Working on clues
as meager as those that led to the arrest
of the kidnappers of Bobbie Franks last
year, authorities today were hunting toy.
: tl»e slayers of a girl whose burned and
mutilated body was found last night in 1
, Chesterton, Ind. I
The girl about 16 years of age, had been
, shot three times. He rbody. burned be
yond recognition, was found at the edge
, of small wood along a highway. An emp- j
, ty 50 gallon gasoline can stood nearby. A ]
| little powder box, some stips of dark
! brown hair, a pair of tortoise shell spec
tacles, and a partly destroyed Pennsyl
vania railroad employees card were the
clues with which officers hoped to solve
mystery. i
The imprints of automobile tires veering
suddenly off the road led to the discovery.
of the body,
SENATOR HARRISON IS
AFTER VICE PRESIDENT
Mississippi Senator Has Something to
Say About Dawes’ Attack on the Sen-;
ate. |
(By (he Associated Press)
Washington, April 27.—The fable of
the fly which thought a crack in the dome !
of St. Peters wns a- great crevice in that
great masterpiece was quoted today by
Senator Harrison, democrat, M.ssiissippi,
as in line with the attack by Vice Pres-,
ident Dawes on the Senate rules.
“You will remember,” said Senator Har
rison, “the fly departed to tell others of
the terrible defect he had discovered. I
commend (he story t 6 General Dawes.” ,
.FIND EXPLOSIVES IN . . !
r* «**•* OF BULGARIA
Officiate Claim 200 Kilograms of Explos
ives YVer Found at Varna.
Sofia, April 27 (By the Associated
Press).' —The authorities at Varna claim
to have seized 200 kilograms of explosives
collected by conspirators plotting to blow I
up police headquarters, the town hail and
other public buildings.
It is stated a document was seized, prov
ing that the Bulgaria communists respon
sible for the recent outrage, were re
ceiving money from Russia.
Old Time Tea Plants Now Used For
Hedges.
(By the Associated Press.)
Summerville, S. C., April 27. —Hun-
dreds of old tea plants, gathered from
over the world during the time when tea
growing in the United States was a
profitable industry, have grown to the
seize of small trees and are now being
transplanted here for landscape purposes.
Before the Chinese tea growers discov
ered that they could produce the leaf and
market it in the United States at a
greater profit than the American grow
ers, the cultivation of tea was done at a
financial profit in this section.
Dr. Charles U. Shepard, once owner of 1
one of the largest tea plantations, who
died in 1915, became interested in the 1
industry after his arrival here from
Connecticut many years ago. He col
lected plants from China and Japan and |
began scientific experimentation with
them. Many of the trees on the Shep
ard plantation will be dug up for use
in borders, and other landscape effects. 1
There will be special music at the ]
First Presbyterian Church tonight. The -
song service will be led by Mr. Shadwell, -
of Charlotte, and this will be followed i
by an anthem, “Now the Day Is Over,”
by'Marks, with Miss Mary Morrison so
loist. Mrs. H. G. Gibson will song for
the offertory “Lo I Am YY’ith You Al
ways.” The public is cordially invited to
tins service.
Noted Horse Cannot Enter Derby.
(By the Associated Press)
New York, April 27. —Master Charlie,
one of the favorites for the Kentucky der
by, has gone lame and positively will not
start in either the l’reakness or the der
by, trainer Andy Blakely said today.
A bill to prohibit Japanese from owning
or leasing land in Kansas has been kill- i
ed in the state senate.
DR. GEO. E. GUILLE
Noted Evangelist and Bible Teacher
First Presbyterian Church
FROM APRIL 26th THROUGH MAY 3rd
Services on Sundays at 11:00 A. M. and 5:00 P. M.
On Week Days at 7:30 P. M.
COME* EARLY TO SECURE A SEAT
PUBLIC INVITED
School Romance j
Copyright byjlarr is 4J5 wf ng.
A classroom romance which started
at the University at Wisconsin win
culminate in the wedding of Eliza
beth Brandels, daughter of Louis
j Brandels, associate Justice of the U.
I 8. '■•■nreme Court and Paul Rauahen
j bu-‘ < They met at the University
I where both were instructors hi the
economics department.
I
j VON HINDENBURG ELECTED
President of the German Republic.—
| First to Be Chosen by Popular Vote.
I Berlin. April 26.—The people of
Germany have rallied to the banner of
Field Marshal von Hindehburg and
elected him president of the republic.
He is the first president of Germany to
be elected by popular ballot. He was
1 nominated by the nationalist-conserva
tive bloc to replace Dr. Karl Jarres, who
i failed of election in the first balloting
jon Mhrcb 29. His opponent was Dr.
| Wilhelm Marx, 1 candidate of the repub
’ lican bloc, adherents of the Weimar
| coalition, composed of centrists, social
ists and democrats. The third candidate
was Ernst Thaelmnnn. communist,
j Von Hindenburg triumphed in his
race for the presidency with a plura
lity close to 845,000 votes
! The official provisional figures of the
presidential election follow. Von Hin
denbnrg, 14,630.399. Marx, 13,742.640;
Thaelmnnn, 1.931,591. Votes declared
invalid, 21,910. Total. 30.345.540.
! Von Hindenburg comes to the chair
'once occupied by Fredrich Ebert, who
was chosen president by the national
assembly at Weimar in February, 1919,
and who died in Berlin in February,
j 1925. The women’s vote and a -heavy
turnout of former stay-at-home voters
►luctM the oi4d. marshal. Not tiw
returns from 33 ont of 35 election dis
tricts were received and tabulated, conld
the outcome be determined and from the
close of polls at 6 o'clock it was any
man’s race, as the two chief candidates
ran neck and neck in the official count.
I The presidential elections Sunday
were necessitated by the failure to elect
a candidate in the first balloting of
March' 29. On that occasion there were
seven candidates and Dr. Karl Jarres,
nationalist-conservative bloc, led the
poll with 10.408.365 votes. Otto Braun,
socialist, polled 7,798,346 and Dr. Wil
helm Marx, center party, 3.884,877.
Dr. Held, Bavarian, people’s party;
Dr. Hellpach, democratic party; Cen.
Lndendorff, fascist, and Ernst Thael
mann. communist, were the other candi
dates.
Since none of the candidates ob
tained a clear majority. which was
necessary for election, the two groups
proceeded to make nominations for the
second elections. Field Marshal Von
Hindenburg replaced Dr. Jarres as the
nationalist standard bearer, and Dr.
Wilhelm Marx continued to represent
the center party, and also what is
known as the republican bloc or Weimer
coalition, which includes in addition to
the center party the socialists and demo
crats. In tiie first, elections this group,
represented by various candidates, roll
ed up a total of more than 13,000 votes.
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Licenses of Two Bus Drivers Have
Been Ordered Revoked.
Raleigh, April 25.—First revocation
of license under the corporation com
mission’s control of state bus operation
has been ordered by R. O. Self, of the ;
commission, who took from Early Wood, i
of Rich Mountain, and M. T. Nichol
son. of Jackson county, their right to
drive because they had been convicted
of driving while under the influence of
intoxicating liquor.
In a story in the Tribune Saturday it
>vas stated that Homer Furr and Willie
Hagler, charged with highway robbery
had admitted taking money from their
alleged victim, but that they did so for
the purpose of saving money, as the al
leged victim was drunk at the time and
they feared he would lose the' money.
Relatives of the young men declare this
is not so, and they contend that the boys
did hot testify to this effect but to the
effect that they did not see the money
after their alleged victim left the bank
where he had a check cashed.
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OUTCOME OF GERMAN
I [LECTIS SURPRISE
No Official Voice |s Heard In
Washington But It Is
Known The Election Is
Viewed With Doubt There.
FRANCE DOES NOT
HIDE DISPLEASURE
Janies W. Gerard Says Hin
denburg’s Election Creates
Menace To All Other Na-
Tions Os The World.
(By the Associated Presa)
Washington, April 27. —Its psycholog
ical effect outs : «le of Germany rather '
that what it may portend as a new direc
tion in German politics appeared to be
the chief concern in official circles here
in view of the triumph of Field Marshal
Vou Hindenburg in yesterday’s election.
Continued official silence on the elec
t;on did not conceal today a reaction of
surprise. The general view seems to be
that Germany has taken a step almost
certain for a period at least to hinder her
progress in recuperation from the war.
Is Menace to World, Says General.
New York, April 27. —Election of field
marshall Hindenburg as President of Ger
many is a menace to world peace, in the
opinion of Jas. W. Gerard, former am
bassador to Germany.
Mr. Gerard today characterized the
election as a flat declaration by the Ger
man people of a return to militarism and
monarchism.
Paris Nat Pleased.
Paris, April 27.—News of the election
of Field marshall Von Hindenburg as
President of Germany was recorded here
with a certain amount of uneasiness.
Although it was felt there was little to
choose between him and the other prin
cipal candidate, Dr. Marx, the field
marshall is believed to represent m a
greater degree the spirit of war revenge
than his civilian opponent.
Causes Uneasiness In League Circles.
Geneva, April 27.—Uneasiness was the
dominant sentiment expressed in League
of Nations circles today as a result of
Hindenburg's election, although it was
felt that the world must await the effect
upon international policies before arrival
at a final judgment. The opinion was ex
pressed- jl» ? f the elect ion' *;&&&&&
Marshall may delay Germany’s applica
tion for membership in the League of Na
tions and' possibly may make obtaining
of membership more difficult. It fa frank
ly admitted by league officials that any
manifestation of extreme nationalism fa
bad for the league, based as it fa upon the
principle of co-operation and conciliation.
Will Take Office Next Week.
Berlin, April 27 (By the Associated
Press). —Field Marshall von Hindenburg's
“frout porch” campaign conducted from
his home in Hanover has been successful
and next week he will be inducted into
office as first popularly elected President
of Germany.
AMUNDSON PREPARING
FOR ARCTIC JOURNEY
Plans to Start Next Trip to Frozen North
About the Middle of Next Month.
Oslo, April 27 (By the Associated
Press). —The veteran Arctic explorer
Capt. Roald Amundson, is completing
final pre|>arations for a flight to the
North Pole which he will attempt about
the middle of May.
Two airplanes have been sent to Spitz
bergen, and now are being assembled for
a trial flight which will be made about
May 2nd. The planes are equipped with
skiis enabling them to start or land on
ice as well as on water or land. The
trial flights will include elaborate tests of
all the instruments of the expedition.
Demonstrations of Dusting Cotton.
(By the Associated Frees)
Scotland Neck, N. C., April 27.—A
landinf leld has been donated by J. A.
Kitehin, of Scotland Neck, to be used by
airplanes which will give demonstra
tions in dusting rotton in Halifax doun
ty on Friday, May 15. said County
Agent C. E- Littlejohn. The field son
sists of sixty acres of rye. and the cot
ton field to be dusted adjoins it. TTie
field is located on what fa known as the
Hobgood road, about two and a half
miles out of Scotland Neck. Mr. Little
john-. stated that several thousand
farmers from all over the eastern part
of North Carolina were expected to
view -the demonstration. It was to be
staged at 11 o’clock on the morning cit
May 15.
R. C. Lee, of Hendersonville, owner and
operator of riding devices, is bringing his
attractions to Concord under the auspices
of the American Legion. Mr. Lee carries
three riders that are up to the minute
in every respect, catering to white people
only. We are assured the Kiddies as well
as the grown ups will enjoy these clean
ont door amusements.
WHAT SATO BEAR SAYS
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I Increasing cloudiness followed b*
showers Tuesday and In west and central
portions tonight; cooler.
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