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ffl KINEDKBURG IS
Took the Oath of Office Ac
cording to Schedule While
Hundreds of Persons Were
Communists Gave Shout of
Protest, But It Did Not
Amount to Anything in the
Face of Shouts of Approval
Berlin, May 12 (Isy the Associated
Press). —Field Marshal von Hindenburg
was inagurated president of Germany
Except for a brief shout of protest
from tlie communists the inauguration
was carried out according to schedule,
the field marshall being sowrn into of
fice by the reiclistak president, Paul
Loebe. before a crowded house.
The inauguration took place in the
presence of the members the reichstag
whose socialist members wore red carna
tions. Many other republican members
wore republican colors. The entire dip
lomatic corps headed by Monsignor Pa
eelli, the Papal nuncio, and including Lord
de Cabcrnon, British ambassador, M. de
Margerie, French ambassador, and the
American charge de affaires also was
present, and the galleries were packed.
Even General Ludendorff, warm com
patriot of Field Marshal von Hiuden
burg in charge of German military af
fairs. was in his place as a reiclistak
member, the first time he had been pres
sent since the new reichstak assembled.
The president-elect, in excellent voice,
was heard throughout the large chamber.
He began his response to the welcome
extended by Paul Loebe by addressing
Herr Loebe as “Herr Reich President"
instead of “Herr Reiclistak President.”
Herr Loebe had addressed the field
marshall briefly expressing the hope that
during his administration the economic
reconstruction of Germany which had
been begun under President Ebert would
be continued, as well as mutual under
standing in the formulas wh'jch had been
successfully initiated so that the ter
rible consequences of the war would
Every feature of the inauguration pro
gram was carried out smoothly. Brief
ceremony of swearing in the President be
fore the reachstag was of special impres
President Von Hindenburg in taking the
The oath preceded the prescribed text
with the name of the Diety beginning.
“In the name of the Almighty, all
knowing God, I swear,” and then pro
ceeding with the words of the oath and
ending with the religious affirmation.
After the conclusion of the program in
the reichstag President Hindenburg left
the chamber accompanied by all cabinet
ministers. Then in the presence of a large
crowd outside the reichstag building he
took a salute from a regiment of reich
swehr while the crowd chanted ‘Deutsch
)nnd Über Alles.”
After reviewing the regiment of reicli
swehr. President Von Hindenburg re-en-
Jered his motor car, and accompanied by
Chancellor Luther rode to the executive
mansion between two squadrons of cav
alry. The streets were lined with thou
In a manifesto to the German pebple
this afternoon, President Von Hinden
“True to the oath, I will devote all my
energies to the guardians of the constitu
tion and laws. Let us strive through hon
est. peaceful work to gain the recogni
tion of other nations to which we are en
titled and to free the German name from
the unjust stain which still lies on it to
The President added that the office
“did not belong to one klan, one relig
ious persuasion, or to one party alone,
but to the people in its entirety.”
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London is now able to speak by tele
phone to virtually all of the countries
of Western Europe.
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GEN. VON HINDENBURG _
The New President of the German Repub
NEW YORK TO COUNT NOSES
Thcnsands of Enumerators to Start to
Work Next Month.
New York, May 12. —Thousands of
enumerators, the majority of them wom
en. will set forth on the first day of next
month to take a count of the men, women
and children resident in the state of
New York, together with the facts relat
ing to their age. race, occupation, citizen
ship, etc. The census will be the first
that lias been taken in this state since
1 11)20 and is expected to show a substan
tial increase in population.
The taking of the Empire State cen
sus is a task of huge proporitions. It
also involves great expense, as is evi
denced by the legislative appropriation
of over one million <J°Uars for the work.
For the first time women will be large
ly employed as enumerators. It is ex
pected that each enumerator will inter
view an average of 1,500 persons.
The first New York state census was
compiled in 1780, three years after the
close of the Revolution. The results
showed that there were at that time 238,-
087 persons in the State —fewer than the
number of inhabitants of many of the
cities of today. There were a dozen
counties in the state at that time. Now
there are sixty-one. The census did
not rover the western part of the state,
for that territory at 'the time was little
more than a hunting ground for the In
dians. Such flourishing cities of today
as Rochester, Syracuse and Buffalo did
not exist. The census did not take
count of the Indian residents but did
include “negro slaves,” of whom the fig
ures showed there were 11,300 males mid
Mrs, J. A. Lina Will Go to Japan as a
Hickory, May 11.—Mrs. .T. A. Linn,
matron at Setzer Hall at Lonoir-Rhyne
college, will sail this summer for Japan
to take up missionary work, it was an
nounced Friday at the spring festival
of the Ladies’ Aid society of St. An
drews Lutheran church. She has. two
sons engaged in missionary work in
Japan. It was the desire of Mrs. Linn in
girlhood days to enter into missionary
work but her life was ordained other
wise. Now in her mature years she is
about to realize the ambition of her
youth. The society gave Sirs. Linn a
rising vote of appreciation of her truth
ful services while a member of the local
Stone Mountain Certificate on Sale hi
Atlanta. Ga., Slay 11-—Certificates
entitling purchasers to receive n Stone
Slountain Confederate Memorial half
dollar uly 3 were placed on sale atJ $1
each in Atlanta banks today. At the
same time, announcement wns made by
Robert F. Maddox, committee cuair
man, of endorsements of the campaign
for the sale of the memorial coins by
John W. Davis, Democratic candidate
for president in the last campaign, and
Frank O. Lowden, former Governor of
French Hero of Verdun Dead.
Paris, Slay 12 (By the Associated
Tress).—General Charles Slangin, the
French hero of Verdun, died today.
General Slangin received the last sac
rament last night. He died at 11.2 ft
o’clock this moining with his wife, his
eight children and other members of his
family at his bedside.
Briand’s Notes Approved.
Paris, Slay 12 (By the Associated
Press). —The French cabinet today unan
imously approved Foreign Slinister
Briand's two notes, one replying to the
German offer of a security pact and the
other laying the requirements for Ger
man disarmament before Cologne shall be
CONCORD, N. C., TUESDAY, MAY 12, 1925
* NEEDLEMAN NOT *
W. EXPECTED TO LIVE *
H( Williamston, N. <’,, Slay 12 (By H(
H( the Associated Press). —-Joseph Nee- n
& dleman, mob victim, for whose mu- H(
Ht (Motion four men are now on trial in HE
HE Mart’ll ('minty superior court, was HE
IHE reported today by his attorney Lind- sfe
|HE say SVnrren, to be in n serious eon- HE
HE dition in the hospital at Washing- HE
H( ton. Sir. Warren expressed the HE I
HE opinion that the young man prob- HE
HE ably would not recover from thejef- HE
HE feels of the mob’s action. His eon- HE
HE dition is reported to hive grown, HE
■ HE more serious daily since he testified HE
EH in eonrt last week aganst his al- HE
HE leged mutilators. HE
BELIEVE JEALOUSY IS
CAUSE OF HOMICIDE
■ Sheriff Believes the Young Woman
Was Killed Through Jealousy of Man
I (By the Associated Press)
Aslievilie, Slay 12.—Jealousy is be
: lieved by Sheriff Sfitchell to have been
■ the motive which prompted the slaying
: of Sirs. Nora Ellis Burns. 34, whose
i body with a bullet wound in the head
f was found in the French Broad River
near Long Shoals bridge Sunday. Bruce
- Lane. 45, a house painter, is being held
in jail (barged with the murder. Ac
■ cording to the sheriff. Lane was last
■ seen in company with the woman two
weeks ago. Lane, who has a wife and
■ several children, is said by the sheriff
to have warned Sirs. Burns against as
■ soeiating with another man.
i The body first was identified as Sirs.
Brieh Carr, by relatives of the latter,
but later Sirs. Carr was located. Iden
■ tifieation as Sirs. Burns wns established
• late yesterday, and was followed by the
arrest of Lane.
The sheriff believes Sirs. Burns was
1 shot somewhere in or near Asheville and
i the body taken by automobile to the Long
Shoals bridge, twelve miles from the city,
1 and then thrown into the river. Sirs.
1 Burns had been employed as a waitress.
The husband died two years ago. She
had two children, the eldest seven years
IS FATALLY INJURED
WHEN CARS COLLIDE
H’s Skull Crushed, William C. Proctor
Never Regained Consciousness.
Lexington. Slay 11.—SVilliae C. Proc
tor. aged twenty, died at a local hospital
this afternoon of injuries received when
an automobile he was driving Saturday
evening was in collision with a ear driv
en by Charles Weaver, transfer opprator
of this city. The accident occurred near
Bethany Church, twelve miles' north of
Proctor's skull was crushed in and a
portion of the brain was lost. He was
removed to the hospital at once but never
regained consciousness. Sir. Weaver was
placed under SSOO bond at the time on
a temporary charge of assault with dead
ly weapon, but was required to give an
enlarged bond late today pending full in
vestigation of the accident.
Young Proctor was a son of the late
Sir. and Sirs. Phillip Proctor, of Thomas
viile township, and was the principal sup
port of a younger brother and sistef.
Sliss Slinnie SlcCray. Proctor’s com
panion, received painful but not serious
NEW FINANCIAL PROGRAM
FOR BAPTISTS OF SOUTH
Committee Favors General Budget to
Cover Individual Interests and Institu
(By the Associated Press)
Slemphis, Tenn., May 12. —Progress
has been made toward making larger
financial provisions for the various enter
prises fostered by the Southern Baptist
Convention, leaders said today at the
preliminary conferences and committee
meetings continued. The convention will
open tomorrow. The program eomittees
studying problems confronting the home
and mission boards and other agencies
have agreed to recommend that there be
no more special money raising campaigns
for individual interests or institutions,
and that all depend upon the budget of
the general co-operative program.
Miniature Model of Stone Mountain at
(By the Associated Press)
New York, May 12.—A miniature
model of the Stone Mountain memorial
to the Confederacy .is one of the exhibits
attracting the attention at the Southern
Exposition nt the Grand Centra] Palace.
The reproduction is twelve feet long and
five feet wide, and depicts the carving I
as it was left when Gutzon Borglum was j
asked to resign from the work of creat
ing the memorial.
May Not Make November Defense Day.
(By the Associated Press)
Washington, May 12.—Although Pres
ident Coolidge has reached no decision
op recommendation of the war depart
ment that defense day hereafter be made
a part of the Armistice Day observance.
I'he- has some doubt as to the advisability
of making November the 11th the.oeca
■ sion for the proposed annual military
Government to Be Represented at Char
(By the Associated Press)
Washington. May 12.—Pres’dent Cool
idge has found it impossible for him to
arrange to attend the Mecklenburg County
celebration to be held at Charlotte, N. C.,
on May 20th in honor of the 150th an
niversary of the Declaration of Independ
ence by that county. An official delega
tion to represent the government, how
over, will attend.
Censorship on Moroccan Operations.
Paris, May 12 (By the Associated
Preps).—A censorship has been estab
lished on press dispatches of the French
and foreign agencies and newspapers
dealing with Moroccan operations, it was
* announced today.
TELLS FRENCH THEY
BUST SHCRIFEE TO
AID THEIR COUNTRY
Finance Minister Caillaux
Discusses Finances With
the Chamber Committee
Which Seeks Data.
DE VAST ATE ULAN D
The Annuities Reverting to
France From Dawes Plan
Must Go to That Work
First, Minister States.
Paris. May 12 (By the Associated
Press). —.Finance Minister Caillaux ail
announced today that the Dawes plan
annuities that revert to France must be
used for the completion of the recon
(-1 ruction of devastated regions, and for
the amortization of the inter-allied debt,
under some plan to he determined later.
Caillaux made the statement, to the
finance committee of the chamber in out
lining his financial plans.
Caillaux declared that throe and one
half billion francs must be raised to bal
ance the 1925 budget, and he added that
France must be prepared to make heavy
sacrifices which he hoped would he only
LAW HELD INVALID NOW
Failure to Call Roll on Measure of Last
General Assembly Invalidates.
Raleigh. May 11.—An act of the
1025 legislature authorizing counties by
a vote of the people to issue bonds up to
$250,000 for the erection of tuber
culosis hospitals is invalid because of its
failure to pass on a 101 l call reading, it
was stated tonight.
The measure went through one house
without a roll call, passing three rend
ings in one day. according to R. D. Wil
son. assistant to Dr. E. C. Rankin,
secretary of the state hoard of health.
Failure to pass on roll call invalidate/;
it, Assistant Attorney General Frank
An act passed nt n previous session
is still onthe statute books authorizing
the issuance of bonds up to SIOO,OOO for
the erection of such hospitals. The
measure raising the -ijhrte to $250,000
was presented from Dftrham county,
and that county had been contemplating
holding an election under it.
SENTENCES OF CROUCH
AND TRUMBULL REDUCED
Former Must Serve Three Years and the
Latter One Year Under Ruling of Gen
Honolulu.aMay 12. (By the Associated
Press).—Major General William It.
Smith, commander of Schofield Barracks,
after reviewing the court martial proceed
ings against Walter Trumbull and Pri
vate Paul Crouch, convicted of attempt
ing 'to organize revolutionary communistis
league amuog the soldiers stntioned at the
barracks, lias reduced the sentence of the
court to three ami one year, respectively.
Trumbull was sentenced by the court
martial to 40 and Crouch to 2(5 years’ im
prisonment. The eases will be referred
to the Judge Advocate General at V.’ash
With Our Advertisers.
Last showing today of “The Only
Woman,” at the New Concord Theatre.
Special music on the Hope-Jones organ.
The Charlotte auto races will be shown
The Charles Stores Co.'s will soon an
nounce the opening of the store here at
34 South Union street. This will be a
store of a new type. Watch for opening
Koolite ventilating shades protect you
from the heat and glare of the sun. and
still let in the cooling breezes. See H. B.
Your straw hat is ready at the Rieh
mond-Flowe Co.'s. Plain bands or nobby
The Citizens Building and Loan Asso
ciation specializes in loans for home
building and buying. Office in Citizens
I Every garment sent to M. R. Pounds
llis cleaned in -white gasoline, eliminating
| entirely the gnsoline smell.
I Complete and large assortment of eig
lars, cigarettes and pipe tobaeeo at Gib
| son’s Drug Store.
Use Glyca-Pyna, the creosote throat
and bronchial preparation. (Jet it at the
Cabarrus Drug Co.
The J. C. Penney Co. has winning
frocks of silk priced to appeal to every
body, $9.90 to $14.75.
Norfolk Southern Has Big Increase In ■
Norfolk, Vn„ May 11.—The Norfolk
Southern railroad's net earnings in 1924 ,
were $408,521, an increase of $34,171 ,
over the net income of 1023, according
to the annual report of the board of
Freight revenue for the year increas
ed $141,745, or nearly 2 per cent. The
volume of traffic for the first eight
mouths was unusually large and freight
revenues for those months exceeded that
of the period of the preceding year.
S. A. L. Planning to Extend Its Lines.
(By the Associated Press)
New York. May 12.—The Seaboard Air
Line Railway Company is planning to
extend its lines to Fort Meyers, Fla.,
subject to the approval of the Interstate:
.Commerce Commission;' and the grant
ing of rights of way, S. Davies Warfield,'
president, announced in a telegram re
ceived here today . The line now has
two divisions within four miles of Fort
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COOPER WINNER OF QUEEN
CITY SPEEDWAY EVENT
Vcleran of Board Walks Drives Car at
121 Miles An Hour.
Speedway, Charlotte. May 11.—A vet
eran of the board tracks, Earl Cooper,
today shook his jinx and won the annual
Confederale Memorial Day 250-mile lace
here today before 40.000 spectators, com
posing a colorful and enthusiastic gather
ing. He drove the distance in a time
of 2:02:55 at an average speed of 121.(1
miles an hour.
The average mileage of Cooper set a
new track record for the Charlotte bowl.
Tommy Milton's average last fall having
been 118.17 miles an hour.
Coming from behind, after being led
by Tommy Milton, winner of the event
last year. Cooper during the last fifty
miles ran away with the field and crossed
the final 1118115 with a lap margin. Harry
Hertz, who drove steadily all the way,
was in second and then came Milton.
Cooper was aeelnimed by the specta
tors when he was presented with a
wreath of flowers immediately upon |
algihtiug from the racer. Ten thou- 1
sand dollars tonight also was his share
of the $25,000 prizes. Hartz received J
$5,000 while Milton's sum was $2,750.
Others finishing in the money were'
Fred Coiner, fourth ; Del’aolo, fifth : Mc-
Donough, sixth; and Shafer, seventh.
None of the other six starting entries
were able to Jiold on throughout.
Reggie Johnson furnished the crowd
with a thrill near the halfway mark in
distance when lie careened into the in
ner railing of the track, somersaulted
twice, and then climed from his car
into a waiting ambulance. A broken
collar bone was the only injury suffered,
however, it was declared later.
The attraction, the second to be held
at the local mile and a quarter saucer,
drew a crowd from all over the south
east. and was officially estimated at 15,-
000 more than that attending the initial
race held here last fall.
The drivers were off on the hour of
two, with De Paolo taking a lead and
widening it 'immediately lover . .Cooper.
The youngster, however, was forced -into
the pit early with tire trouble and never
regained his position, although he ran
a determined race that kept him at the
Cooper, however, was the favorite of
a majority of the thousands gathered at
the track, for his driving was always
spectacular and when he passed the fly- '
ing Milton near the two hundred miles,
it was apparent that he was the choice
of the fans.
Lennett Hill also ran in the first rank
until he withdrew because of motor trou
ble immediately after passing the 14<)tb
lap. Duiay was another running well
within the limit of leading money, being
in third place until compelled to drive off
the speedway after passing the 100-mile
Others starting who were forced to
withdraw were Doe Sharrue, Jerry Won
derlick, and Frank Elliott. Wonderlicli
was the first man to drop out, encount
ering a broken valve.
Phil Shafer, heralded ns flip “Texas
terror,” found favor with the crowds,
the Texan holding on consistently to the
finish although driven into his pit no
less than five times.
Tonight, thousands were leaving the
city by train and automobile, and the
streets were taking on less of the fes
tival appearance, with a light rainfall
beginning immediately after the race had
been finished. The day, however, for
the drive was a mid summer one.
Remains of Slain Man Discovered In
Monroe, May 11. —While C. W. Kind
ley. assisted by Will Morrow, was clear
ing off briars on a creek adjoining his
farm in Sandy Ridge township, he found
the remains of Will Cauthern, a colored
man who had been missing since Sat
urday afternoon. May 2nd. He gave
the alarm and by 7 o'clock, or in an
hour after after the finding. Sheriff
‘ Fowler and his assistants and Coroner
Abernethy were on the scene.
They immediately summoned a coroner’s
jury, who removed the remains, had
them examined by Dr. G. M. Smith, and
ordered them turned over to relatives
for burial. The examination showed
■ that the man’s throat had been, cut so
deeply that the bone had been reached:
that three holes had been made in his
■ head; his right hand split, and two
fingers cut on the left hand. It was
; a murderous job. and evidently had been
■ done elsewhere and the body carried and
deposited in she shallow creek.
The rapidly made investigation of the 5]
sheriff revealed the fact that Cauthern, j C
who lived on the laud of J. M. Pierce. |S
bail left home about 1 o'clock last Satur-'jj
day afternoon nnnd was last seen at the j
store of G. L. McManus at 4 o'clock that |
afternoon in the company of three other 2
negroes. John Morrow, Perry Morrow j
and Olin Downs. John Morrow and J
Downs were nrresfed and held as wit- (
Cauthern originally came from Heath ]
Springs but has lived about Waxhaw for 1
some years. The clue tcy the murder j
lias not yet developed. He had a wife ,
ami several' children. 1
Liquor in Car Gives’Right t« Search it.
Richmond, Vn„ Mayy ll.—Liquor
found in an automobile is in itself proof
that search of the ear without 11 war
rant is “reasonable,”’ the. U. S. , Circuit
Court of Appeals here ruled today. This
1 opinion sustained the conviction ■, of '
Louis TJngerleider and Albert Dupke, j
who drew sentences in the District 1
Court at Wheeling, W. Va„ for con- 1
spiracy to violate the prohibition law. '
j Lieutenant Ben H. Hyatt, flight offi
j cer of the naval air station at San
j Diego, Calif., will try a non-stop
flight from Seattle to San Diego
early in May, piloting a six-ton
Dougins torpedo plane, shown be
low. The route is more than 1440
THE COTTON MARKET
Opened Steady at Decline of 4 Points on
May But Generally 3 to 10 Points
(By the Associated Press)
New York. May 12.—The cotton mar
ket opened steady today at a decline of
4 points on May but generally 3 to TO
points higher, ami sold about 12 to 1!)
points net higher in early trailing on cov
ering and buying for reaction promoted
by relatively steady late cables from Liv
No fault was found with early weather
news, but there appeared to be a feeding
in some quarters that recent declines had
discounted improved emu conditions and
that the market was entitled to rallies. '
Some trade buying was also reported on
the advance which carried July contracts
up to 22.72 and October to 22.4(5 before
4he end of the first hour. Trading was
fairly active at the start, but became
quieted on the advance which met real
izing and a little selling for Southern ac
Cotton futures opened steady: May
22.53; July 22.55; October 22.25; De
cember 22.45; January 22.15.
Bank of Human Kindness Compelled
Seattle, May 11.—Moved by the de
sire to help needy and worthy prisoners,
William Bigott. a philanthropic local
manufacturer put up SSOO a few months
ago to aid the down and out. The money
was to be loaned only on the security of
human nature, a promise to pay with
in 30 days, and its disbursement was en
tirely in the hands of Justice to the
Peace C. C. Dalton.
Prisoners brought before me judge
were advanced sums ranging from $2
to S2O. The SSOO was in due course
drawn on heavily, but onlly one loan,
for $2. lias been repaid. Two otner ocb
t< rs came back and asked for more time,
hut all the othres vanished quickly. The
judge and the philanthropist, somewhat
more cynical, have suspended disburse
ments, at least temporarily.
The advances were confined to pris
oners released by the court or discharged
ofter serving terms in the county jail
“l wouldn’t have believed it.” said
Judge Dalton recently. “It looked like a
fine lost souls and all that sort of thing.
But. hang it all, Ihe souls won’t be
1 saved, and so we've got to snve what
what's left of the bank.”
To Execute Eight Men This Week.
Sofia, May 12 (By the Associated
: Press). —The execution of the eight men
sentenced to death yesterday for partici
pation in the reoent bomb explosion in
, the Sveti Krai cathedral will probably
occur at the end of the week. The ap
peal court has alllowed three days for
examination of tlie record to see that
all legal requirements have been met.
The sentences have been accepted quiet
ly by the public.
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jununc> uOfflKG DAY
Two Arguments by Counsel
and Judge’s Charge to the
Jury Were Scheduled to Be
Made During the Day.
LAST TO SPEAK
Asked Jury to Return Verdict
Against Each of Four Men
Charged With Mutilating
William stonw, X. 0. May 12 (By the
Associated Press). —The case of the state
vs. Henry 1). Griffin. Julian Bullock, IT.
W. Sparrow. Sr., and Ularo Heath, charg
ed with the mutilation of Joseph Xeedle
man on March 2Sth after the victim had
been forcibly removed from the Martin
county jail where he was awaiting trial
on a charge of attacking a young girl,
was expected to go to the jury this af
ternoon. All addresses to the jury had
been made when Martin county superior
! opened today except those of John G.
Dawson, for the defendant Heath, and so
licitor Don Gilliam for the state.
Mr. Dawson was first to address jury
today. He argued to the twelve men that
Heath was not at the scene of the crime,
and in support of his statement outlined
evidence offered by various witnesses to
the effect he had been in Kinston at the
time the crime was committed. He cited
the defendant’s excellent character as tes
tified to by a number of witnesses, as
evidence designed to show the man had
told the truth on the stand, and had not
taken part in the action of the inob.
Solicitor Gilliam closed the argument
for the state. He summed' up the testi
mony that had been offered and asked
for a verdict of guilty as to each of the
defendants. He emphasized evidence giv
en by Needleman and his identification
of H. D. Griffin as the man whom he al
leged had performed the operation, and
his description of other members of the
mob responsible for the outrage which
had been supported by other witnesses.
He drew a word picture for the jury of
the events leading up and following the
mutilation of Needleman.
Judge N. A. Sinclair’s charge to the
jury was expected to be delivered before
the dinner recess of court, and in that
event the case against F. W. Sparrow. l '
Jr., charged' with participation in the
mutilation was to open this afternoon and
was to be immediately followed by the
trial of Needleman on a charge of attack.
Judge Sinclair at the opening of court
today stated he would "hold the jury a
week before I will agree to a mistrial,”
in the case which was argued this morn
“I want to get this situation cleared
up,” said the jurist. "There may be a
mistrial, I cannot prevent, that, but I
am going to give the jury all the time it
wants to deliberate, and I am not going
to turn them loose until they bring in a
verdict unless it takes a mighty long
He said Ills charge would be short and
World Police Meeting.
New York, May 12.—The so-called “in
ternational crooks” are not likely to find
New Y’ork a desirable place of residence
this week, for here are gathered the heads
of the police and detective departments of
many of the leading cities of the world.
The police chiefs are here to attend the
third international police conference, the
sessions of which began today and will
continue through the remainder of the
week. Almost half a hundred of the
large cities of Europe. South America,
Asia and Australia are represented at
the conference, together with several
hundred of the leading cities of the
United States and Canada. The em
ployment of radio in the capture of law
breakers will be one of the important
subjects of discussion at the sessions.
Interspersing the business of the con
vention will be numerous features of en
tertainment in honor of the visitors.
Russia Crux of Geneva Situation.
Geneva. May 12 (By the Asssoeiated
Press). —Soviet Russia today was made
crux of the situation faced by the inter
national conference for control of traffic
in arms. Poland filed an amendment to
the proposed convention to the effect that,
the countries bordering on Russia would
not be bound by that agreement unless
the soviet government also was bound by
Want to Bombard Tribesmen.
Paris, May 12 (By the Associated
Press). —France is asking Spain for au
thority to bombard or attack the con
centrations in Spanish Morocco of the
Aiffian tribesmen now engaged in an in
vasion of the French zone. The Span
ish are further asked to stop the pro
visioning of Abdel Krim. the Riffi&u
leader, through the port of Agadir.
WHAT SAT'S BEAR SAYS
Unsettled with occasional showers to
night and Wednesday; not much change
! in temperature.