a y. PRESS
9 DISPATCHER 4
To lit n
Cruise From Atlantic City to
Narragansett Pier Reveal
ed Only Twelve Runt Ship
Ift That Area*
EACH OF VESSELS
It Is Said That There Is Now
Virtually No Contraband
Liquor Being Smuggled in
the Above Area.
(By the Asooctate# Pens)
New, York, May 16. —A semi-official
observation cruise oVertho Atlantic from
Xarragausett Pier, R. 1.. to Atlantic
City, N. .T., which ended today, revealed
only twelve rum carrying ships m that
area, whiqh provided anchorage for more
than SO vessels at the time the coast
guard blockade was inaugurated May li.
• It was further indicated on the cru'se
which rook a party of newspaper corre
spondents to points betwjen 30 and 40
miles from shore, that virtually no con
traband liquor is being smuggled into the
country from this area.
As a result of the inspection Lieut.
Stephen S. Yeandle. chief aid Ho Rear
Admiral F. C. Hillard, coast guard com
mandant, announced that he considered
the rum blockade .in this area successful.
Only 12 rum carriers were seen by the'
newspaper men. These were anchored in
widely separated berths, and each vessel
was closely guarded by various types of
coast guard type which ringed them, keep
ing them absolutely cut off from shore.
At an inspection of the inlets of the Long
Island coast revealed one or more govern
ment boats lprking in every waterway
that could imssibly provide an entry
way for the shore running boats:
THE PASSING OF GEN. MILES
Was Noted as an Indian Fighter, Diplo
mat and Author.
n (By the Associated Press.)
Washington, May 16.—Neleson A.
Miles, retired Lieut. Gen. of the nrmy,
has Reached his last bivouac, of the sol
dier.'' He passed on yesterday to meet
Noted as an Indian fighter, diplomat
and author, Gen. Miles died suddenly
while seated at a cirfcus here - Awaiting
the apening pageant. Apparently 1 in his
usual robust health/the general collapsed
into the awns of a physician setaed be
h:nd him, only a few moments after he
complained of being HI. : .
Funeral arrangements "‘have nbt yet
been completed.f '■ < lo t .<-i .I •
Washington, May ,13.—Lieutenant
General Nefc&ti A. Mfiftf£‘,'jifesto* OTW?
Aiuericaif'hMiiy leaderk, fiteraier Indian j
fighter, diplomat and author, has taken I
np the long trail.
His career, spanning four of the six
important militarv periods of his coun
try’s history, ended suddenly late today ,
in the big tent of b circus just as a fan
fare of trumpets announced the opening .
pageant. Genira} 1 Miles was surround
ed by happy children, including those
of his third generation evicted
over the prospect of witnessing reproduc
tions of scenes which in their actuality
bad occupied so important a phase of his ,
own life. ,
Turning to Mrs. W. B. Noble, mother
of hfs daughter-in-law. the general coin- >
plained that lie felt ill. Before help :
coukl he summoped, he collapsed into the
arms of Dr. A. E. Craig, sitting directly
behind him. '
The body was'removed, under the tier
of seat, to the outside, where a hasty
examination in the diagnosis showed that
the illness he'd resulted from my-carditis.
and acute dilation of the heart. This
Kwas confirmed later. at the hospital to
whiali the body was rushed.
Despite 'his advanced years-^-86—the
death of General Miles came as an ex
treme shock to his intimate associates.
During the 22 years which have elapsed
since he was retired ‘for age,” he had
maintained an active interest in current
affairs, particularly those which touched:
» either the army or navy. An incident!
affecting either service was a matter of]
. immediate personal interest to the, veter
THE COTTON/ MARKET
Opened Finn Today at 'An Advance of
From 8 to 18 Points.
(By the Associated Press)
New York, May 16.—The cotton mar
ket opened firm today at an advance of
' G to 1C points on covering for over the
week-end. and buying on the relatively
firm Liverpool cables, combined with
rather more encouraging reports from the
Manchester goods trade.
July sold up to 22 34 and October to
22.07 on the initial demand, net advances
if about 10 to 14 points, bht this bulge
was checked by selling on the continued
good weather in the South, and reiterated
talk of increasing domestic mill curtail
ment. Prices eased off 6 or 7 points
from the best in consequence, but the
market was quiet at the end of the first
hour with the tone steady. •
Private cables reported an increased
inquiry for cotton goods in Manchester,
and attributed the Liverpool advance to
C °Cotton futures opened firm : May 22.20,
July 22.37; October 22.07; December
•fra. Mary Paige. 187, says “people
are kinder today than they used to
bo and the world is getting better
all tbe time.” She lives with her
daughter. 82, at Joliet, III:, and la
atm able to asaiat with the house
work. Her husband died at tbe ae*
> of 108,
mu LJ.L I, 1 .", 1 - JMI." _J
REV. A. J. RANSOM IS
Gemoral Synod of Associate Reformed
Presbyterian Church Busy at States
Statesville. May 15.—At the after
noon session *of the general synod* of
the Associate Reformed Presbyterian
church. Rev. A- J. Ransom, returned
missionary from India, Was chosen
moderator for the next convention, and 1
Due West, S. C., was selected as the
place of the 1020 meeting.
Hie session today, which is the sec
ond of the three-da.v meetings being he'd
in the First Associate Reformed Pres
byterian church here, was featured by
an able sermon this morning by Rev.
M. R. Ptaxco, of Louisville, Gn., and
a message of greeting from the general
assembly of the United Presbyterian 1
church, extended by its repiweentative,
Dr. J. O. McCown.
Tonight there was a meeting in 1
charge of the home mission board of the '
church. This meeting, which proved to
be very helpful and inspiring, was
presided over by Dr. W. W. Orr, of ,
Charlotte, who made an address on
Tbe other speakers for tonight were: ]
Rey. T. H. McDill, superintendent of
missions of the Arkansas presbytery, '
and Rev. L. I. Echols, of Macclesfield. '
*sfee concluding sessions of the ,
conference will be held Saturday. Sun
day it is expected the ministers of the
synod will fill various appointments in
the churches of Statesville.
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J. T, 13ATE8 COMMITS
j SUICIDE IN SALISBURY ]
Blows top of Head Off With Shotgun ]
—-Rather of Robert Yates. Greensboro
Maa - ,
Salisbury. May 15. —I, Thamner
Yates, aged 70. committed suicide - this
afternoon in the back lot of the home
of hte daughter. Mrs. H. L. Litaker. on
West tnttis street. He used a double bar- 1
relied shotgun and in order to putl the ,
trigger, he had cut n notch in the end
of a plasterer’s lathe.
The entire top of his head was blown -
off. The shot wap not noticed and Mr.
Yates’ body was found, some time later
by a negro girl who was attending a (
c4w tied near the place of the tragedy. ]
Mr. Yates was a native of Rowan |
county. His wife died i7 years ago and |
since they he had made his home among ,
his children. Besides Mrs. Litaker, he ,
leaves a daughter and a son, Mrs. J. C. ]
'Shives, of Salisbury and Robert Yates, s
Sunday he gave his watch to his son ,
and a few days ago he bought two shells, ,
one of which he used in the gun. this ,
afternoon, so relatives think he most (
have been contemplating suicide.
The funeral will be conducted Sat-
urday afternoon. ,
GINGHAM MILL PROPOSES
TO CURTAIL PRODUCTION
To Operate Only Half Time and May 1
Stop For Time — Denim Plant Also
New York, May 15.—The largest
chain gingham mills in North Carolina
] today announced a plan to curtail pro
duction three days a week and to stop
] for an. indefinite period if trade does not
improve soon. The largest denim mills in
the world, at Greensboro, N. Os, * also
will curtail to four days weekly begins
Cloth markets continued quiet today
with prices holding barely steady. Some
yarns, sold for- July-August delivery on
a basis of 35 cents a pound for 2-20’s.
Raw silk was slightly easier. Wool
goods agents stated that they would try
to hold prices unchanged until the new
spring season opens, early in July.
Trade is very quiet and some mills that |
have not ctyrtaHed since 1908 will begin j
to do so next week.
ERENCH OUTPOST IS i
TAKEN FROM TRIBESMEN
fifty Men In Poet at Aouley Had Been
Surrounded For Two Weeks.
Rabat, French Morocco, May 16 (By
, the Associated Press). —French outpost
at Aouley where fifty men had been sur
’ rounded for two weeks by Abdel Krim’s
1 invading RHfians was relieved today by
1 Gen. Ooiombat’s forces, an official eom
\ munique today announced, f
Knife With Smrenty-Flvo Blades
! London, May 16. —Some of the smal
lest blades ever made are contained in,
a knife produced by William Bam
• forth, a member/-of a celebrated cutlery
firm in Sheffield. The knife contains
seventy-five blades, many of them
ornamented with designs that i>re con
wortod in B rtJei U “ ***** eW
CONCORD, N. C., SATURDAY, MAY 16, 1925
WITH FIVE IHTIOIIS
In Addition to France Four
Other Nations Have Taken
Up Question of Debts With
the United States.
This Is Advice Sent to five
Nations by United States.
--French Commission May
Visit America. '
(By the Associate* Press)
Washington. May 16.—Debt settlement
negotiations are in progress.not only with
France, but with Italy. Belgium. Sxecho-
Slovakln and Roumania.
The American debt funding commission
has advised all five governments that the
United States would like to bring the
debt question to a solution promptly.
In addition. Ambassador Herrick at
Paris, lias informed hte French govern
ment that the Washington government
would be pleased if a French debt com
mission were sent to this country.
Some inkling of the conversations with
France previously had been permitted to
reach the public, but it was not disclos
ed until today that Washington had tak
-1 en the initiative in seeking a general re
funding arrangement with all her princi
pal war debtors.
Details of the negotiations still are
withheld but there were indications to
day that the American move virtually
amounted to a circular notice to the debt
ors that this government believe:; the
time has come to strike a general bal
For many months the administration
has been under ever-increasing puessure
from lenders in Congress and others who i
opposed any longer delay in resolving
the obligations of. borrowing nations in
to definite paper, agreements to pay.
During this period France in particu
lar has made a succession of diplomatic
gestures indicating that she would enter
into negotiations at some unnamed fu
ture, unspecified conditions, but not one
concrete proposal emerged from all the
discussion. • ...
The debt commission, despite repeat
ed delays, ’ran., adhered until the'p.esent
.to this policy.. ;
Moat Determine Amount Doe First.
Paris, May 14.—The part of the dip
lomats in the settlement of the French
debt to "Die United SEafee "will Be moisEly
a discussion of .what are qalled here “po
litical fdebta't a* 'dikfingiiiehed Ffrdui ib<W-.
rowing catalogued as “commercial debts”
it was said today in official circles.
Frequent references have been mode
lately to the fact that the accounts be
tween tyanre’knd the United States have
bevf'r been audited and that it is neces-1
(tary to (go over them aud ascertain the
exact amount France really owes.
ORDER SPECIAL VENIRE
FOR TRIAL OF GRIFFIN
Young Bond Salesman Faces Court at
Charlotte For Athwking Girt.
Charlotte, May 15.—A special venire
of 35 men was ordered today by Judge
H. Lane (to report in Superior court
tomorrow morning at 0:30 o clock
from which to seleet a jury to try M.
J, Griffin, young bond salesman, oh
charges of criminal assault on Miss
Lucile Yoder, ltt-year-old Charlotte high
Griffin was arrested several weeks
ago in Atlanta on complaint of the girl
who charges that Griffin assaulted her
whole she was with him on a trip to
Gastonia to join Mrs. Griffiip.
The accused man stoutly denies his
guilt. His wife, who is young and
pretty, is standing by him.
Tbel human child acquires its full
brain, In size, before it is four years old.
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A M v]
. Os course you read the first in
stallment of “The Lost World,”
,in The Tribune yesterday. We
publish another generous install
‘ ment today, and one will be pub
• lished each day until the story
ends. ' ?r ~
OFFER SEffIHCES TO
, FIIOF. SCOPE WHEH
1 HIS lit BEGINS
■Clarence DarroW and Dudley
i Field Malone Willing to
i Defend Professor Charged
With Teaching Evolution.
! | Bryan Offered to Aid Prose
cution In Case—Tenessee
- Law Does Not Allow Evo
lution Taught in Schools.
(By the Ammetatt-4 Press)
t New York, May 16.—yinrrr.ee Harrow,
i of Chicago, and Dudley Fiehi Malone,
. of New York, today telegraphed Judge
John Randolph Neql at iXnogville, Tenn.,
i offering their services at defense eoun
. sel f«r Fief. Scope, who it>ilVv\be tried for
. teaching evolution lit Viblntioa of the
Tennessee law. The action was promot
ed, Mr. Malone said, by the offer of Wm.
Jennings Bryan to aid the prosecution.
The telegram, made public by Mr. Ma
“We afe certain yon need no assist
ance in your defense of Prof. Scope who
is to be prosecuted for teaching evolution,
but we have read the report that Wm. J.
Bryan has volunteered io aid the prose
“In view of the fact that scientists arc
so much interested in the pursuit of
.knowledge that they cannot make the
money that lecturers and Florida real es
tate agents command, in case you should
need us we are willing without fees or
expense to help in the defense of Prof.
Scope in any way you may suggest or
Judge Neal Declines to Make Statement.
i Knoxville. ’Tenn., May 16. —Juflge John
|R. Neal, an attorney for the defense in
the case of Prof. J. R. Scope, of Dayton,
Tenn., today declined to make any state
ment on a report that Clarence Darrow
and Dudley Field Malone have tele
graphed him offering to aid in the de
fense of the teacher who is charged with
violating Tennessee’s new law which pro
hibits the teaching of i volution in the
FOREIGN MISSION B OF
SOUTHERN M>nlif CKI«CH
Made a Marked Advance in Many of Its
FlHds in 1824. '
(By the Associated Press) .
Memphis, Tenn., May 16.—Although
operating under a reduced budget, the
Foreign Mission Board of the Southern
Bapti'st Convention has made a marked
advance in many of its fields during the
year 1924, It Was reported to the Con
vention last night by Dr. J. F. Love, of
! Richmond, corresponding secretary-.
) A total of 12,134 baptisms were ad
ministered during the year in the mis
sionary ' fields, /while 31,429 .'members
were received into the church by letter,
bringing the total net membership of the j
foreign churches to date to 117,723.
A total of 1.101 new churches now ex
ist on the foreign fields, the report sho\v
de. of which 291 are self-supporting, and
722 of (which have their own houses of 1
worship. In addition to these regular
churches, a total .of 2.890 have mission
stations which are operated by represent
tatives of the Board.
The Sunday school work in the foreign
fields is represented by 1,573 schools
with an enrollment of 84,511 pupils, said
the report, which likewise shows that 461
women’s missionary societies and 510
.young people’s societies nre abroad. Con- 1
tributions in the native churches for the
year totaled $391,841. >
The number of American missionaries
in the foreign fields has grown to 618
while the number of native workers is
2,443. A total of 846 mission schools
are operated by the missionaries. In
these there is an enrollment of 32,124
pupils, the report showed. The schools
include 39 kindergartens, 650 lower ele
mentary schools, 76 higher elementary
schools, 41 middle schools, 5 colleges, 11
normal and training schools and 18 theo
In the medical work of the Foreign
Mission Board there are 36 foreign phys
icians and nurses aud 88 native physi
cians and nurses. These operate 15 hos
pital buildings in which a total of 279,201
treatments were given during the past
TWO SAILORS INJURED
CRITICALLY IN EXPLOSION
Which Occurred Today Aboard the Ital
ian Steamer Adige.
(By tkt Associated Press)
Norfolk, Va., May 16.—Two sailors
were injured critically in an explosion to
day aboard the Italian steamer Adige
anchored off Swell's Point. Both were
brought to the Public Health Hospital,
\tjere physicians have despaired of saving
the life of one. The explosion, thought
to have been caused by an accumulation
of gae in the bunkers, was followed by
fire which was extinguished with the as
sistance of the coast guard cqjter Cabar
rasset and a Norfolk fire boat. .
Give Italian Women Sight to Vote.
Rome, May 16 (By the Associated
Press). —A bill granting women the
right to vote id Italian municipal elec
tions has been adopt ed by the chamber
of deputies. Tlie measure under the spon
. sorship of Premier Mussolini, was ap
> proved last evening after a debate marked
by lively scenes.
Appointed Acting Postmaster at Gas
i Washington, May 10.—R. H. Long
a Gmtoma Wl N o< c y P °* tm “ ter
Babe Out in the Open
“Babe” Ruth is so far convalescent that he now can be taken outdoors in a
wheelchair. Shown with him is his daughter, Dorothy, in this first photo of the
big..s)ugger taken in the open air.
RADIO MESSAGE REPORTS
EXPLOSION ON VESSEL
Message Received at Norfolk Says Ex
plosion On Italian Steamer Was Fol
lowed by Fire.
(By the Associated Press)
Norfolk, Va., May 16.—A radio call
for assistance at 8:45 o’clock this morn
ing from the Italian steamer Adige, an
chored in Hampton Roads said an ex
plosion aboard the vessel was followed by
The coast guard cutter Carrabassett
and the Norfolk fire boat were immediate
ly dispatched to the vessel. The message
picked op by Hampton Ronds naval op
erating base, gave no details. A heavy
fog prevented view of the craft from
Soon afterward a pilot boat which
was near the Adige when the explosion
occurred, brought a number of the steam
er’s crew .to the naval hospital. He was
severely burned and had a broken leg.
WRh Our Advertisers.
Auction sale of land at Colonial Park
bn Wednesday, May 20th, at 2-o’clock
I>. m. by Linker & Barnett. The Sale will
Methodists Will Have Clearly
, Defined Constitution
Nashville, Tenn,. May 15 (By the . As
sociated Press). —For the first time in its
history, the Methodist Episcopal Church,
South, will have a, clearly defined con
tution in written form,.provided the Gen
_eral Conference of the Church at its next
session in May 1026, and the annual .con
ferences at their meetings following the
General Conference approve the Constitu
tion as defined and recommended by-the
Commission on Constitution which pro
posed the document during the two days
session at Nashville of yie College of
It will require a two-thirds vote of the
General Conference and a three-fourths
vote of the annual conferences to ratify
the Constitution. In the event the South
ern annual conferences should ratify uni
fication with the Northern Methodist
Church there is a probability that this
Constitution will be submitted to the
General Conference as the Southern
church’ constitution and thereafter go to
a joint commission of the two churches
and a constitution will be formulated for
the UnitedeChureh, it was explained by
Southern Methodist leaders.
If unification is rejected by the south
ern church, this draft will be proposed
as the Constitution of ’ the Methodist
Episcopal Church South, with reserva
tions. The Northern Church already has
adopted its constitution.
For many years just what constitutes a
constitution in the Methodist Church,
South/ has been a debatable question in
Methodist circles, it is said, flttany of the
membership believe that the Constitution
is found in the Apostles’ Creed and the
six restrictive rules only while others
maintain that to these should be added
the 25 nrticles of religion, the titular,
the general rules of the Church and the
disciplinary requirements as to the com
positioh and powers' of the general and
The Commission . on Constitution,at
their meeting in Nashville, agreed upon
the matter which in. their opinion should
be included in the “Church Constitution
and according >to Church law it must be
published in the church press one year
prior to the meeting qf the General Con
ference. that ample time may be. given
for discussion of the various points there- '
in. The Christian Advocate, official or
gan of the Church .will publish the text in
its issue which will Appear May 15th.
As defined and adopted by the Commis
sion, the Constitution consists of five
main divisions with sub-divisions as fol
Article 1. Doctrinal Standards, which
’ are the teachings of The Holy Scriptures
. as set forth in (1) the 25 Articles of Re
. ligion; (2) the Apostles’ Creed; (8) the
. General Rules of the United Societies and
[ I (4) the Forty-Four sermons of Rev.
I John Wesley, published by him prior to
| the year 1765 and his “Notes on the New
. Testament” as expositions of these scrip
| utres and symbols of doctrine*,
t Article II —Conditions of Membership
t in the Church.
Article lll—Composition and Powers
j be conducted by the Carolina Land Co.
J Balloon ascension, and a Ford car free.
I Beautiful patents, satins and white
kids at Parker's Shoe- Store.
Comfort-fitting solar hats of tan bark-
I alu braid, only $1.98 at J. C. Penney
11 Ham and bacon at special prices at
- Cabarrus Cash Grocery Co.
The Bob’s Dry Cleaning Co. has a new
- process of cleaning your clothes.
Gas hot water heater, 95 cents down
and 12- months to' pay the balance. See
t ad. of Concord A Kannapolis Gas Co.
Blue Buckle Overalls at Parks-Belk
- Company's. Also Cooper’s and Hanes
You can get a good dinner at the Ideal
i Lunch Room on Rarbriek street for only
i Bodies of Two More Victims Recover*!.
Memphis, Tenn., May 16.—The bodies
, of two more victims of the capsizing of
the U. S. Steamer Norman at Coahoma-
Landing, Miss., eight days ago, today
'were tftken from the Mississippi River
: several miles below the scene of the dis
; aster, says a wireless message received
pf Pastoral Charges and Conferences.
Article IV—The Restrictive Rules.
Article V—The Judicial Council.
Article Vl—-The Amendments.
The first four articles are taken from
the Methodist Discipline, the publication
which contains the Articles of Faith, the
Ritual, the Rules and which defines the
powers of the various organizations of the
If the Constitution recommended to the
General Conference in May, 1926, is
adopted by the Church the next issue of
the Discipline will include a section en
titled “Constitution” wherein the matter
which has formed the unwritten Consti
tution of the Methodist Church since the
denomination was founded in the United
Stated in 1784 will appear, together with
such new matter as may be added-es a
part of the Constitution.
Article V, on the “Judicial Council” is
entirely new and establ’slies a kind of
Supreme Court which is empowered to
decide all constitutional questions and ap
peals. The Judicial Council is to be
composed of three Bishops, three travel
ing elders and three laymen, none of
whom hall be a member of any General
Conference board. They are to be elect
ed by the General Conference on nomina
tion of two-thirds of the Bishops who
shall nominate three persons for each
place to be tilled.
According to this section the Judicial
Conference will ’perform practically the
same functions now committed to the
College of Bishops and the Committee on
Appeals ami is strikingly similar to the
Judicial Conference proposed for the
Plan of Unification.
Article VI on amendments, provides
that a majority of two-thirds of the mem
bership o£ the annual conferences present
and voting shall be necessary to amend,
instead of a three-fourth majority as is
the present rule. In the adoption of
the proposed Constitution, however, the
present law of three-fourths majority
The preamble of the proposed Consti
tution is as follows:
“Under the protection of Almighty God,
and with an eye single to His glory, we,
' the ministers and members of the Meth
od!«t Episcopal Church, South, do here
by ordain, etablish and publish this Con
s tiuttniofodaclfh.Fjetaoin nu nu’nunui
■ stitution of our Church to the end that
i its purity may be preserved, its spiritual I
• holiness fulfilled.’' /
The following members of the Commis
i sion on Constitution were present at the
i Nashville meeting: Bishops W. A. Cand
ler, Collins Denny, W. F. MeMurry; Rev.
> M. L. Carlisle. Columbia, S. C.; Rev. J.
1 A. Anderson, Paragould, Ark.; Rev. As-'
. bury Christian, Richmond, Va.; Rev. J,
> E. Harrison, Phoenix, Ari*.; Rev. C. W.
! Tad lock, Bt. Louis, Mo.; Rev. J. L.
- Clark, Somerset, Ky.; Judge M. E. Law
son, Liberty, Mo.; Jndge J. E. Cockrell,
) Dallas, Tex.; Judge J. T. Elilson, Cen
terville, Ala.; and Jndge G. M. Thomas,
s Chattanooga, Tenn.
r NEWS 3 ;
Thousands /of People Crowd
the Gates to Witness the
Titantic StrubMe Between
As Soon As the Gates Were
Thrown Open the Turn
stiles Started Clicking Like
Second Hands on Watch. '
(By the Associated Press!
Louisville, “Ky., May 16.—Thousands
of .souls with but a single thought to
witness the titantic struggle between the .
outstanding three-year-old kings of the
American turf, descended today for the *
fifth first running of the $50.000i Ken- ;-W'
tueky derby. l
Overcast Skies. ; - ?
Louisville, Ky.. May KL-jOverrast ~ if
through which the sun broke at ’ •’•5.1
brief intervals greeted the early risers on "•' %
As soon ns the gates of the Churchill
Downs course were thrown open, the
turnstiles started clicking like the sec
ond hands on a watch, giving indications —-
that a record breaking attendgapd=«f 80.-
000 to 100,000 spectators would witness
the struggle of speed, stamina, breeding
fitness of the nation's best thprongh-
Twenty-four eolts and one gelding were
named to face the start, but it seemed eer- .
tain early today that the field would be
narrowed down to possibly twenty or '
perhaps less, depending on the track and
weather conditions. The race, the fifth
on the program, is scheduled for 4:45 p.
m.. Central Standard Time.
The event at a. mile and a quarter car
ries a cash value of $53,476 to the Win
ner, provided 20 horses go to the post,
with $6,000 going to the horse finishing
second, $3,000 for third place, and SI,OOO
Quatrain, one of the New Orleans
handicaps, in the Louisiana Derby, re
mained the outstanding favorite in the
early wagering at odds of 5 to 2. Cap
tain HaU was quoted at 8 to 1, while the
four horses: headed bF Chankey represent
ing the Whitney entry, was third i» the
wagering. The price on Kentucky Car
dinal was 6 to I.
Shower Too Light to Wet Course.
Louisville, May 16.—The track at
Churchill Downs, this morning is in good
condition, showers having been too light
to wet the course.
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SLASHES COLLEGE BOY
Ivey Wbisnant. qf Kottwrferd College.
in Dangerous Condition From Knife
Hickory, May 15.—Ivey Whisnant,
18-year-old Rutherford college student,
is in a critical condition as n result of
knife wounds inflicted on him yester
day by ;H. E. Sipes, a ministerial stu
dent at the college, according to in
formation received here today,, One cut
started behind the left tpir and, cam* to
the middle of his forehead. Another
wound on the abdomen is considered
alarming by physicians.
Sipes, who is married and has g
family, is nearing the completion of his
ministerial course and planning to ac- ,
cept a pastorate call at- the end of the
school year. He is about 30 years old.
The trouble is said to have started
when Sipes, walking by one of the
dormitories, was’ 1 showered with water
from above.. He went upt to a room
where lie believed the water came from
and. finding no one there went to a room
below, where Whisnant and his brother,
Clyde Whisnant. were talking. Sipes is
snic( ly have called Clyde Whisnant ont
of the room and pulled a knife on him
when Ivey Whisnant rushed out and
caught Sipes by the coat. It is said that
Sipes turned and slashed Ivey several
Sipes could not be found yesterday
afternoon or last night. His family is
also said to be missing. A wide search is
being made for him.
BAPTI STS TO MEET
NEXT IN HOUSTON
The Convention at Memphis Will Com
plete Its Business Today.
(By the Associated Press)
Memphis, May 16. —The Southern
Baptist Convention today voted to meet
in 1926 at Houston. Texas:-
The Rev. Fred F. Brown, of Knox
ville, Tenn., was chosen to preach the
convention sermon, with George W, '
Clark, of Lake Charles, La., as his al
The time of the convention will be
the Wednesday after the second Sunday
The convention will complete its busi
ness today, leaders said, and adojuru af
ter religious services tomorrow.
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