North Carolina Newspapers

May Day Fete Proved l|
Very Elaborate Event
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Hundreds of Persons At
tracted to Y Lawn Where
Festivities Were Held.—
Children Did Parts Well.
Cinderella Challenged Atten
tion In Unusual W ay—May
Pole Dance One of Most
Pleasing Features.
May, Day was celebrated Friday after
noon at this Y.'M. C. A. lawn in the most
elaborate fete ever seen in the eity of
Concord and was witnessed by one of the
largest crowds that have ever gathered
for an event in the history of the eity.
After several day of very inclement
n cold rain driven by high winds, the
weather man permitted a clear day and,
with the exception of the fact that It was
a little too cool, the day was ideal.
Athough the program did not start up
til 5:30, nil reserved seats in the im
provised amphitheatre were taken short
ly after five. All available standing room
in the vicinity was taken and even the
roofs of nearby bouses were used to view
the spectacle. Some few urchins risked
tearing trousers and climbed to the top
of the wire netting surrounding the ten
nis court where they parked for a period
of nearly two hours sitting astride the
two-by-four railings used as top supports.
Constant vigilance was necessary on the
part of officials to keep the crowd from
surging on the arena used for the danees.
The identity of the May Queen which
had been kept secret during the weeks of
practice preceding the event, leaked out
on the last day and there was little sur
prise when Miss Rebeera Dayvanlt made
her way round the arena and took her
seat on the throne erected tinder the
stately oak on the right side of the V.
M. C. A. lawn.
A great amount of work had been ex- '
pended on- the erection of suitable stands
for the various groups in the fete. Under
the majestic oak on the right of the lawn,
was the stand on which was placed the 1
throne of the. queen. This stand was
large enough to accommodate the eight l
pages and the eutire group of maidens i
comprising the court. To the right of i
this were placed seats for the kindergar
ten and on the left were stands .for other ■
groups of dancers. * • -& >
Tto queen's stand was f*rto;ifiatr)y ;
bepagfful. being formed Os a white ktt- 1
White Cloth anti
draped with green ivy. Over the queen's
cha'r was a marquee constructed in fan
like shape and decorated with ivy similar
to the decoration of the stand.
Announcement of the beginning of the
program was made when four heralds
made their way to the lawn blowing brass
trumpets. Following came eight pages
dressed in suits ,of black trimmed with
white ruffles. The court followed.
The line of march which the court and
the queen made began at the front steps
of The Y, circled around the lawn and
then ended on the -stand at the extreme
right. All the maids in the court were
costumed in voile dresses in rainbow col
ors and they stationed themselves in
fan-shape -fashion around the, queen’s
throne. In the court were the following:
Jennie Brown, Annie Gussy Dayvault,
Bessie Webb, Willie White. Dorothy |
Black, Mary Orchard Boger, Mary, Can
non, Annie Louise Hoover, Ani(a Urn
berger, Sarah Simpson, Louise MiHer,
Helen Dayvault, Nola Barrier, Zula Pe
trea. Mary Grady Parks, Julia Rowan,
liouise Morris end Margaret BaYrier.
Little Frances Barringer next enter
ed dressed in white and carrying on a
white satin pillow, the. crowd made of
silver and orange blossoms. The maid
of honor, Margaret Corzine, then entered
beautifully costumed in,a flowered geor
gette and carrying a- corsage of roses.
She took her stand on the right of the
queen’s throne, the crown bearer taking
her stand on the left.
The queen, Miss Rebecca Dayvault, fol
lowed and was exquisitely beautiful in a
costume of pure white She wore a very
becoming dress of white satin with a
band of White fui' around the bottom, and
curried a shower bouquet of white roses,
white pliiks and white peonies. Her
train, of white satin, was borne by seven
little girls, also in white. Miss Dayvault
carried a shepherd’ staff which was or
namented with a shoWer bouquet attached
at the - f:
Numbers J)f
que«j£ they had ever seen in a May Day
fetec* Her brunette coloring in contrast
with | the white of her costume gave her
a striking appeaiynoe. ,
TKp court jenteffe, . Nancy Lenta and
Fraqces Howard, afforded much amuse
ment as they entered after the queen had
seated herself, apeing in grotesque fash
ion •'Jhe stately movement of the queen
antWher court During the entire pro
gram, the jesters continued their antics
fer the entertainment of the spectators.
As soon as the queen was segted on
her throne and the court arranged around
her, the program honoring the queen was
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St. James Lutheran Church
Utdoo and Corbin Streets
Sunday School 8:45, classes for every one. ]
Chief Service 11, sermon by Rev. D. Burt Smith, D. D.
Vesper* 7:30, sermon by Dr. Smith. You will want to hear these C
sermons. <’
This Church Welcomes You. ,
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- In the Broadway Temple, a Skyscraper
Project of the Methodist Church.
New York, May I.—John D. Rock- <
efeller, Jr., a Baptist, today agreetl to
invest $250,000 in the Broadway temple,
a skyscraper project of the Methodist
Episcopal church, provided the re
mainder of the bonds to be sold to com
plete the project be disponed of by June
1- i <
The structure, n combination sky-;
; scraper church, apartment house and
business building, is to cost $4,000,000.
Leaders in the project the fi- : r
naneierV promise of investment assured
success, ns only $400,000 worth of bonds
remained te be cold. | 1
Announcement of Mr. Rockefeller’s
investment was uume at a bankers’ club
luncheon to whese chairman he made
known his proposal in a letter in which
he said the Broadway temple “gives ,
- promise of being n real contribution to ]
the solution of the problem of the ]
. “eity church-” :
-Not only will the structure dominate j
the surrounding buildings, n« religion
■ should dominat. all human activities,” (
Mr. Rockefeller wrote, ’’but This type
of structure, because convertible entire- t
‘ ly into business uses if necessary, rend- j
ers far safer, in these dajrs Os constant- (
i ly changing city life, the large invest- (
ment involved. Another feature is that j
■ the building is to be finnneed largely on (
1 bond and mortgage, with an assured re
t turn in interest, instead of through .
. direct gifts.” _ ,
Broadway temple is designed to be ,
i 23 stories high, surmounted by a tower (
on which will be a revolving eros", to be j
i illuminated at night. It will be erected j
' at Broadway and 173rd streets, on the ,
highest elevation in Manhattan and its
lighted cross will be visible throughout l
1 the greater city. (
Formally Charged With the Kidnapping 1
of Eleven-Year-OM Luclle Chatterton.
(By the Associated Press) ;
Midtlleboro, Vt, May 2.—Earl Wood
ward. ex-convict and farm .laborer who
was captured in South Brookfield yes
terday with eleven-year-old Lucile Chat
ferton. his employer’s daughter, will be
arruinged in municipal court here today, j
Formal charge is that of kidnapping a
minor under sixteen years of age. n fel
ony under the Vermont law, with a pen
alty of more than twenty years in prison
or ’* SIO,OOO fine or both. .. ,
- Yekterrfsy Wmcd-»ppiwih*i -on- -W -tod- ■
ward's trail were under orders to shoot
to kill. 'today the high feeling against
him had been dissipated by the report
that Lucile Chatterton had pleaded for
him. declaring that Woodward was help
ing her escape from abuse at the hands
of her father, Walter Chatterton, at
• Pleads Not Guilty.
Middleboro. Vt., May 2.—Earl Wood
ward, farm hand, and ex-convict who was
captured yesterday with 11 year old Lu
cile Chatterton whom he had taken from
her parents’ home in Granville a week
ago, pleaded not guilty when arraigned,
today on a charge of kidnapping. He
was committed to jail in default of $lO,-
jOOO bail to await the next jury sitting
A $150,000 Table Service.
London, May 2.—An excellent in
stance of counting chickens before they
are out of the incubator is furnished
by the history of a magnificent silver
table service now lying, packed in forty
cases, in the vaults ofthe Reichsbank in
It*» story starts with the ex-Crown
Prince’s wedding in 1005, when the As
sociation of German Towns decided to
give him the most wonderful table ser
vice of silver in the world. For years the
best artists in Germany worked at the
gift, and when war broke out the work
was purposely slowed down in order that
it might be completed to coincide with,
the Crown Prince’s triumphal entry into
Berlin after Germany had won the war
and annexed France and England.
The service was actually completed
only a few days before the armistice.
| but the man for whom it, was being
made, instead of entering the capital in
• triumph amid the plaudits of the
i crowd, was fleeing over the border into
: Holland. The service is valued at $150,-
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Cmnaidat Conspiracy is Traced to Monks
Sofia, May 2 (By the Associated
Press). —Traces of the communist con
spiracy in Bulgaria ’ have led to the
Teheropltch monastery, thirty-eight miles
from Sofia, where the authorities claim
secret meetings were held. The attor-i
ney general has ordered the arrest of the
implicated monks.
Coalidge At Jewish Ceremonies
Washington, D. O. May 2.—Presi
dent Coooldge has accepted an invitation
to deliver an address tomorrow at the
ceremonies in connection with the lay
ing of the cornerstone for the new Jew
ish Center building. The event will be
attended by many emient Jewish lenders
from various parts of the country.
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Several Isolated Garrisons £
Are Surrounded, But So
Far None of Them Has
Been Captured.
Their First Moves Hint at.s
a Plan to Converge at Fez.
—The French Have 12,000
Men at Hand.
Fes. Morocco. May 2 (By the Asso
ciated Press). —Morocctfu tribesmen ope
rating under orders of Abdel Krim, the J
rebel" leader, are attacking the French 1
zone over a front of (10 miles. At some i
points they have surrounded French *
posts where small detachments are de- *
fending themselves in locked houses. <
The French military authorities here 1
are of the opinion that the rebel leader
had a vast project in mind, with Fez as 1
the principal objective. The direct : on of 1
the attacks thus far made by the tribes •
in their offensive indicates plans fyr a I
converging movement upon this city. f
There is no serious apprehension for •
the isolated posts which are provided 1
with machine gnns and three-inch pieces.
With this equipment it is felt the garri- *
sons should be able to keep the tribes. -
men at a distance. It will be necessary, (
however to provision them with water J
within a short time.
French forces in the zone of activity ’
number about 12,000 men divided into '
three columns each commanded by a eol- *
onel. Reinforcements now on the way •
will bring the total to 30,000. j
Neither Occupant Was Killed Although ,
Both at First Were Thought Dead.
(By the Associated Press)
Boston, May 2.—A national guard
plane taking off at the Boston Airport j
shortly after 11 o’clock today crashed In t
the mud flat of the harbor from a height j
of 800 feet. The maehinp was seen to ,
drive deep into the mud and it was be- ,
lieved both occupants had been killed. ,
Both occupant* of thfti plane were <
I&8E.. "’ey ]
were rushed to a relief station in East ,
Boston. The pilot was Lieut. Bernard A. j
McCauley and, the passenger was Private ,
MePliee. First reports indicated that ,
McPhee was not seriously injured. |
Cotton Should Be Cultivated Early and !
Raleigh, May 1, —“Because of the low (
germinating power of most of the cotton
seed planted this spring, it is of utmost
importance that the cotton be cultivated
early and often,” said Dr. R. Y. Winters,
plant breeding agronomist of the North
Carolina State College, in a statement
issued here today.
“Poor stands in cotton are most often
due to unfavorable weather conditions.”
stated Dr. Winters, “and also to the lack
of cultivation between the time of plant
ing and chopping. The crop is now
started under favorable weather condi
tions but with seed that are low in vi
tality . If'this good period is followed
by cool, damp weather or even normal
weather and the young plants are not
properly cultivated, there is certain to
be a high death rate among -the young
"The weeder, harrow or cultivator will
relieve this condition. By breaking the
surface crust, the soil is made warmer
and the air allowed to enter. These
conditions are favorable for growth of
young cotton. If such conditions are
hot given, there will be a heavy loss from
, disease and natural weakness of young
Dr. Windters urged that cotton grow
ers use the shallow cultivating imple
ments so as to break the crust and give
. the young plants now emerging a chance
: to overcome disadvantages caused by
i planting weak seed.
Five Balloons Still in Ranee.
(By the Associated Press)
St. Joseph. Mo., May 2.—Daylight
found five balloons in the national elim- (
ination race headed southeast today
probably over southern or southeast Mis- ;
souri. National Aeronautic* officials
anxiously awaited word from the big
bags that left Rosechans Field here late
yesterday to contest for the honor of rep
resenting the United States in the Inter
national balloon races.
Moroccan Tribesmen Attack French Zone.
Fez, Morocco! May 2 (By the Asso
ciated Prtss). —Moroccan tribesmen op
erating under orders of Abdel Krim, the
rebel leader, are attacking the French
zone over a front of sixty miles. At
some points they have surrounded the
French posts where small detachments
are defending themselves in locked hous
City privilege license are due
May Ist. Call and get, your li
| cense tags for private autos,
! trucks, cars, trucks and drays for
] hire.
p , ' City Tax Collector.
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Since Thursday Night Five
Lives, Two Steamers and
Three-Mastered Schooner
Have Been Lost at Sea.
FOGS MAkSFhe i,r
Several Vessels Have Been
Rammed—Two Other Ves
sels Are Believed to Be Be
yond Help at Present.
iCy the Associated Press)
Halifax, N. S., May 2.—The North
Atlantic, heavy mantled with fog and
lashed by a driving easterly wind and
rain, has taken a toll of five lives, two
steamers and one thrfe-masted schooner
since Thursday afternoon. The crew
of one of the steamers at last reports
still was in imminent danger.
The Nova Scotia schooner Cape D'Or
went down Thursday night three min
utes after being rammed by the steamer
Clackmas off Salbro lightship. Mrs. Mar- 1
garet Leone Wilkie, wife of the captain,
and four of the crew including the cap
tain’s brother were drowned. Captain
Wilkie and two other men were rescued.
Two steamers, the Azov ashore off the
southern Cape Briton coast and the
Moldegard, the Norwegian boat, ashore
off Pennant Point, were expected to be
total losses. According to last reports
last night, men aboard the Azov planned
to reach shore in their boats, but the
crew of the Moldegard was unable to do
this as the sens were running too high to
permit the Dominion government steam
er Stanley, standing by. to approach.'
Hopes were held out that a rescue might
be effected today.
Last Year 181,010 Pounds Were Sold
(Through the Division of Markets.
Raleigh, May 2.—-From March 26th
(By the Associated Press)
to April 23rd, farniers of North Carolina
sold through the State division of mar
kets 181,810 pounds of poultry for which
they received from 23 1* 2to 24 1-2 cei. V
a pound, stated V, TV. I livestock
marketing specialist for the division.
“The lot included many an old rusty
leggcdVhen that didn’C>,iuon«t to- innch
on the farm," said Mr. Lewis. “The
prevailing local market price for these
old birds amounted to between 111 and 20
cents a pound and the marketing work,
therefore, brought to the farmers an av
erage saving of about five cents per.
pound which, for the amount handled
during the time stated, will return SB,-
Mr. Lewis stated that the county
agents of the State College extension
in the rural high schools did much work
service and the teachers of .agriculture
in popularizing these .shipments and in
obtaining the co-operation of farmers.
“The agents and teachers,” he continued,
“worked up local interest and we *u
plied the selling agency. Nor was the
above amount all ttie poultry sold, as in
a number of counties where shipments
were made the agents, and farmers are
carrying on the project without our aid.
As an example, on one Monday we sold
a car of poultry in Rockingham county
and on the following Saturday $3,300
worth of poultry and eggs were sent out
by express.”
Mr. Lewis stated that more than 4,000
farmers profited by the poultry shipments
of the past month and that an additional
thousand would take part in shipments
now being arranged. Dnring the week
beginning April 20th, the marketing peo
ple had arranged for cars to be shipped
from Union, Richmond. Anson, Scotland,
Robeson. Bladen, Cumberland and Hoke
counties, reported Mr. Lewis. “Two
crews are out from the division helping
in the work,” he spid, “and 26 cents per
dozen is being paid for eggs at the same
1 time the surplus poultry is being received.
; North Carolina,” he concluded, “is just
beginning to realize its poultry possibili
Most Reverend Louis TheMUng Dead.
(By th« Associated Press)
New York, May 2.—Word was re
ceived here of the death in Rome this
morning of the Most Rev. Louis Theiffl
ing. Master General of the Dominican
order, and head of the order throughout
the world. A cablegram announcing his
death was received here by the Very Rev.
Raymond Meagher, provincial of the Do
minicans in the eastern part of the Unit
ed States.
Rev. Mr. Woods Called to Succeed Dr.
Salisbury, May I.—The First Presby
terian Church is to call Rev. Edgar A. j
Woods as pastor to succeed Dr. Bryon 1
Clark. Mr. Woods is now supplying
the church and expected to go soon to
China aa a missionary. It is found,
however, that the mission board’eannot
send him for a yea 'rand the Salisbury
send him for a year and the, Salisbury
Find Magazine Publisher GulMy of Librt
(B T the AwwlMt* Press)
Minneapolis, Minn. May 2.—A. M.
Jacobs, publisher of a magazine in Min
neapolis, today was found, guilty on a
charge of criminal libel in a*»*ectiou
with the printing of a story charging for
mer Senator Mangos Johnson with dis
orderly conduct.
Crescent Limited HM Heavy Travel.
Reports from the local office of the
Southern Railway are to the effect that
the Creeeent Limited, the new de luxe
train from New York to New Orleans. 1
is enjoying a heavy travel, tlhough It has
been in operation less than a week.
First Thought the Body Was
That of Mrs. Josephine De
siderio, But This Theory Is
Not Agreed On By AIL
So Says Her Uncle, James A.
Brown, of Fort Wayne.—
Fiv* Men Are Being Held
But They Tell Nothing.
(By the Associated Press)
Gary, Ind.. May 2.—Five men were
held in Chicago today in connection with
the mystery of the death of a young
woman whose body was found Sunday
near here. But questioning them fail
ed to pierce materially the blank wall
agaihst Which investigators found them
selves after a week of effort.
The belief, at first positive, that the
woman was Mrs. Josephine Desiderio.
21-year-old mother of three children,
* which wavered yesterday, was shaken
further today when James A. Brown, of
Fort Wayne, Ind., said the body re
sembled his missing niece. Mrs. Mabel
Wahl Miller, 23, formerly of Fort Wayne.
Brown, with Samuel Jackson, Allen
county, Indiana, prosecutor, and Samuel
Immel, Fort Wayne deputy sheriff, called
the detention in Chicago of Ellsworth C.
Miller, husband of Brown's niece. The
uncle told the police that Miller and his
wife were married two years ago in
Cedar Rapids, lowa, and quarrelled fre
Six weeks ago Brown said Miller and
his wife visited Brown in Fort Wayne
and later left. From then until last
Monday, Brown said, he had not heard
from them. Then he was told by Mil
ler that his wife had been missing since
April 6th and he had gone to Columbus.
().. in search of her. believing that she
had been drowned there. Brown said
the Columbus police told him no woman
had been drowned there.
Mrs. Miller, Brown told the police,
had worn shoes similar to the ones found
near the body.
Miller admitted he and his wife had.
quarreled and said she had threatened to
sh6ot him, He said he had left Chicago
April 6thV in an autoumbile to go to
Fort Wn-yta. a'nd sirifce he had hot Jieaid
from her.
Test Flight Being Made by Giant Sea
plane With Four Men on Board.
(By the A»»odntf*.i'Pre*x>
Philadelphia, May 2.—At 7 :55 o’clock
' this morning' the giant naval seaplane
1 PN-fl was still in the air. having flown
: continuously for approximately 22 hours
‘ over a 40-mile course above the Delaware
1 River. *
The all-metal hulled plane was piloted
’ by Lieut. J. R. Kyle, and C. H. Schil
’ dauer, with Capt. L. M. Woolson and
■ Clms. Sutter as mechanics. An average
1 speed of 80 miles au hour was being main
* tained.
' Plane in Air 28 Honrs.
j .Philadelphia, May 2.—After having
1 flown without stop for 28 hours and 36
> minutes the naval seaplane PN-9 landed
t at the navy yard at 2.58 p. m. today.
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I Temple Peace la Said to Have Con
« feased That He Attacked Girl Near
< Carthage.
(By the Associate*) Press)
* Raleigh, May 2.—Temple Peace, negro.
’ of Moore county, was lodged in the state
e I prison here today on charge of attack
-0 ing a white girl near Carthage about two
K wteke ago. The state prison authorities
r say they were informed the negro had
. e confessed to the crime.
’ Two other negroes arc in the state
I I prison as suspects in the case which
aroused much excitement, in Moore coun
ty! Governor McLean has named the
date for a special term of court to try
the two negroes, but in the face of the
confession of Peace and the absence of
the governor from this city today it was
not known what course would be pur
sued. It was believed, however, that
Peace would face trial at the same term.
Dato of Confederate Reunion Changed.
Confederate Veterans of the county
have been notified that the reunion dates
have been changed from May sth to May
18th and 22nd. The reunion will be held
in the city of Dallas. Texas, this year.
Action on Proposed Lease Postponed.
(By tke syMieUuel Press»
| Norfolk, Va„ May 2.—Action on the
proposed lease of the Virginian Railway
by the Norfolk & Western was. dpforryd at
the annual meeting t 4ete today of-the
stockholders of the Virginian, i '
: -s=ss
Fair tonight, light frost in west po
tion; Sunday fair, warnier in centr
and west portions.
To Night
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* The Tribune will depart a little
from its weekly custom of printing .
a sermon each Monday, delivered on "
ifc the preceding Sunday in one of the 3K
local pulpits, and will on next Mon- SK
5K (lay, publish two sermons. Full re- *
)K ports of the sermons by Dr. D. Burt J
* Smith of Philadelphia.- and Dr. G. *
E. Guille, of Athens, Tenn.. who are
conducting services this week in St.
)K James Lutheran Church and the &
JK First Presbyterian Church, respect- &
)K will be printed. * ifc
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Opened Steady at Advance of 3 to 11 !
Points on Further Week-End Cover- 1
ing—July to 24.38.
(By (he Associated Press.)
New York, May 2.—The cotton mar- ,
ket opened steady today at an advance ;
of 3 to 11 points on further week-end ,
covering by relatively steady Liverpool ,
cables. There was some local and South- |
ern selling on the advance, however, while ,
realizing was 'promoted by predictions
for clear and warmtr weather in the ,
South and prices soon eased off to about ,
yesterday’s closing quotations.
July reacted from 24.36 to 24.22 and
October from 24.01 to 23.82 and the mar
ket was very quiet at 11 o’clock. ,
Private cables reported a quiet mar
ket in Liverpool with prices steady on
trade calling and a fair spot demand.
The amount of cotton reported on ship
board awaiting clearance at the end of (
the week was 78,000 bales against 71,-
000 last year.
Cotton futures opened steady: May
-24.24; July 24.33: October 24.00; De- ,
eember 24.15; January 23X2.
With Our Advertisers.
Boys' wash suits, substantial values
and low prices. 88 cents to SI.BB. at J.
C. Penney Co.'s.
Special prices on ladies' spring coats
and graduating dresses at Efird's.
Let W. J. Hetheox demonstrate to
you one of his small motors to ruu sew
ing machines.
A new series of stock in tiie Crt’zens
Building and Loan Association opens to
• day. Don’t fail to take out some shares
in this new series.
You can get at the Ritchie Hardware
' Co. a butcher knife for only 58 cents.
1 'VairtU 75. vwlta and $»»>; "
The Auto Supply and Repair Co. is
an authorized service station for Rusco
i products. Phone 228.
Ambulance service day or night by
. Wilkinson’s Funeral Home. Open day
and night. Call phone No. 8.
Just arrived, five new styles in blond
. kid and satins, all widths, at Ruth-Kesler
[ Shoe Store.’
! Go down to the Browns-Oaunon Co.,
j tonight after supper and get some bar
[ gains. The store will be open till ten
o'clock. '
1 DeMoiay Heroism Medals.
J Kansas City, Mo„ May 2.—The Grand
Council. Order of DeMoiay, has decided
to award a limited number of heroism
medals, for the members of the Order,
each year. Judge Alexander G. Cochran.
Grand Master Councilor, will name a
5 jury, composed of members of the govern
> -ng body, to pass on the claims made.
* It fs believed that there are many ex
amples of rare bravery among young men
which pass without public recognition
and the Order .of DeMoiay is taking tjjis
J action in order that its worthy members
. may be recognized.
r . DeMolays who qualify for the heroism
award will be nampd at each annual ses
sion of the Grand Council, which is com
( posed of prominent Freemasons represent
e ing 200,000 members in eight countries
where chapters of the Order have been
0 established.
Lost Automobile By Leaving Ground
Monroe, May 1. —Albert McCall, local
jeweler, is simply heartbroken today,
grieving about his Ford roadster that he
lost by not being on the grounds when
the, lucky number was drawn at a land
sale there yesterday. Mr. McCall left
the sale about ten minutes before it was
given away, and his card was the lucky
one. Necessarily another card had to
be drawn, and J. B. Miller drove off the
Begin now to save something every week by taking out a 5
few shares of stock in our new series. o
If you want to buy, or to build a home come in and talk 8
it over with us. * •
This Building and Loan Association can help you as it 8
has helped thousands of %) make your future sure. 8
Citizens Building & Loan Association f
W. C. Houston, President A. F. Goodman, Sic. & Treas. I
I NEWS , •
No. 104
Is One of the City’s Best and
Most Modem Structures,
Situated Behind the Can
non Building.
Has Seating Capaci^o^7W
Monday should and to»g will be re
membered as a “red letter” day in Con
cord, marking as it does the opening of
one of the city's newest and finest struc
tures, the palatial Concord Theatre.
The new building is directly behind
the Cannon building and entrance to the
interior is made through the. arcade. An
additional safety entrance and exit iR
provided in the alley behind the Piggly
Wiggly store on Depot street. None of
the exterior of the building is visible
Pom the street and hence no effort was
made to adorn its simple brick face. In
the interior, however, no effort nor ex
pense has been spared in giving it an
attractive and beautiful apearance.
The walls, rounded toward the stage
so as to avojd corners in the front, are
done in pale ivory. Any possible bare
ness which might result in their lack of
ad n : nment is relieved by several white
i'.i'uslt-rs reaching to the ceiling, their
caps being done in ivory and the .orna
mental work finished in gold. All the
moulding of the walls itj beautifully fin
ished in what is known as high lighting
work, the shading being from ivory to
The ceiling is of similar design and
finish that characterizes the' walls. The
same color scheme, gold and ivory, is
carried out in effective manner. In the
center of the ceiling is a dome of most
(-Inborate design in intricate plaster. In
i ts. recessed sides are numerous concealed
light* which when turned on shed a very
beautiful light over the entire theatre.
So faithfully have the plans been car
ried out by the workmen employed that
the new theatre is said by persons who
have visited in various cities of North
Carolina, to be the prettiest iu the state.
It is a building that the entire city of
Concord may be proud of and will be
nor only the prettiest picture house in
the state but it will be one of the finest.,
The building is capable of seating TOO
people, being absolutely fireproof. con
struct ed entirely of steel a n<J concrete.
Ald'iW I T*S-#t mechanical advantages haVr r*
been introduced in making the pla'-e a
comfortable one. Ventilation is se
cured by meafiß of 4 system which
changes the air in the place six times
eveiy ten minutes.
Lighting is particularly attractive,
switches having been so placed as to give
eight different colors when desired.. The ,
most modern stage lighting effects have
also been secured fer use in vaudeville,
plans having been made to alternate be
tween moving pictures and vaudeville.-
The news that the theatre is to have
a pipe organ lias been received with a
great deal of enthusiasm by the major
ity of people in Concord. A Wurtiiiaer
Mighty was secured, costing around SB.-
300. The organ has all the latest ap
pliances in use in moving picture houses
and is an instrument of sweetest time.
Jack Lewis, a very prominent musician
' of New Jersey, will come to Concord to
take charge of the music of the theatre.
He has had a number' of years experience
1 as an organist and the local management
1 ih considered fortunate in acquiring his
1 services.
1 The house has been leased by J. A.
Cannon, the builder, to the Varner cir
-1 cuit, who have a number of moving pic
ture houses in North and South Carolina.
The recent death of Mr. Varner will not
effect the leasing of the house. His
* heirs will continue to operate his chain
l of houses. To operate the local show
M. Merriweather has been secured.
Part of the equipment of the new
building includes a rest room for ladies
and one for men. Also in addition to
its fireproof construction, the only wood
in the building being the floor of the
stage, there are provided six fire escapes,
insuring easy egress from the theatre
in case of emergency. Another feature
which will be received by the ladies with
delight is that the building is supposed
to be asbolutely rat proof . The man
agement has considered this usual fault
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