® PRESS (|
fr DISPATCHES *
Left Washington Thursday
Night to Begin Two-Year
Term—Asked To Be Al
lowed to begin Sentence.
WILL HOLD UP
The Department of Justice
Agreed to Leave Inactive
This Case While Means Is
Itt the Prison.
<By the Associated Press)
Washington. - May 22.—Gaston B,
Means, prominent figure in the Senate
Dnugherty investigation will retire to
night in a cell in the Atlanta federal pen
itentiary, facing two years seclusion
fwVm scenes of his career afc an internat
ional sleuth. • .
With a guard said to have beeii cau
tioned 'to shun sleep until the prisoner
was delivered to the penitentiary Means
left Washington last night to begin serv
ing his sentence. He was convicted in
New-'York on conspiracy charge, am) he
surrendered here ■ a few days ago after
failing in efforts to have the verdict set
The Department of Justice agreed to!
permit Means to begin the term at once
and decided to leave inactive for the pres
ent a second indictment charging him with
forging the name of Senator Smith W.
Brookhart, of lowa, in connection with
documents figuring in the Daugherty in
SINK SWAMPfr;!) WITH
Hb Office Is As Crowded As That of
the-Governor—Dreads Ida Bell War
Raleigh. May 21.—Pardon Attorney
Hoyle 'Sink, after a successful combat
with mumps, returned to his office to
day and went into a tougher struggle
with the elemenoy seeker.
Mr. Sink was interested in The Djiiy
News story that Raleigh will take
up with him soon the pardon of Ida
Dell Warren, who is serving a long se t
tenee for the murder of her husband.
He has had one letter about it,' lull there
has been no move in that direction yet,
and ne is iOixrlr.lfs for tine to srart.
Mr. Sink in absolutely swamped wit It*
petitions and- his office is as crowded aa
that pf the' governor. How great a 1
proportion of an executive’s work the ~
clemency cases have been is pretty well
shown by the time that the pardon at- j
torney must give to the hearing of pe- ‘
titions for executive pardon. The of- ,
lice has been grinding them out right •
rapidly, but for all that the number de- 1
dined vastly exceeds that marking the .
beneficiaries of the clemency power. J
Mr. Sink has been away on some homi
cide eases which mean death for the >
defendants, but he has not made his rC
ONLY SLOW PROGRESS
IN SHEPHERD TRIAL
Readiness of Defense to Accept Jurors '
Caused State to Move Mote Cautious- <
(By the Associated Press!
Chicago, *May 22.—Progress in obtain- j
ing a jury to try William D. Shepherd 1
was slow today. The expressed readi
ness of the defense to accept virtually
any juror tendered by the prosecution 1
caused the State’s attorney force to ques- 1
ticn veniremen more closely.
No tentative juror, had been added :
to the two locked up overnight, but Asj 1
sistant State’s Attorney German said
lhat he probably would tender the first
panel of four to the defense this after- I
~ —,— - l
More Co-operation for Next Southern
1 Exposition, I;
(By tie. Associated Press) 1
New York, May 22.—The Southern
Exposition to be held in New York Sep
tember 27th to October 0* 1926, will have
twelve and possibly fifteen complete State '
exhibits, it was announced today by Wil
liam G-. Sirrene. of Greenville, 8, C., the :
Prospective exhibitors for next year 1
who did not enter, the show tbie year, 1
Mr. Sirrehe said, had indicated to him
their willingness to contract for space. j
The Confederate Reunion to Be Held
Wilson May 20.—The 18th annual re- •
union of the North Carolina Confederate
veterans will be held in Wilson,' June 1
3. 4 and 5. As the opening exercises
wilt be held Wednesday evening, June
•3rd, veterans are requested to arrive On I
that day. All trains will be inet. Thej
Cherry Hotel will be headquarters.
Mbs Caster in Serious Combtfoo. j
Salisbury, May 21.—Miss Pauline 1 ;
Caater is reported at 10 o’clock tonight
a« bqing in a serious condition at too
Salisbury hospital She was badly in
jured yesterday and her companion,
Charlie M. Lomax, was killed when a;
train hit their car at Landis while they I
were enroute to Salisbury to be married. ,
ing over this city, were'killed today
theif plane caught fire and fell to the '
Deal, England, May 22.—the earl* Of'
Ihe Concord Daily Tribune
At Trial ’
■ , i
Isabel Pope, whose wedding to William i
McClintock was prevented by the latter’s
death, will be a witness against William j
I). Sheplierd. accused of having killed
i MdClintock with typhoid germs. Above
is the latest photograph Os Miss Pope
taken as she arrived in Chicago from Cal
THE COTTON MARKET
After Opening Steady at Advance of 4
Points to Decline of 7 Points, Market
(Br the Aaaoelateil Praia.)
New York, May 22. —After opening
steady today at an advance of four points
to a decline of seven points, the cotton
market weakened on relatively easy late
cables from Liverpool, reports of con
tinued good weather in the South and
rumors of private condition figures. May
broke from 23.20 to 22.95 and October
sold off from 2315 to 21.94, or 18 to
20 joints net lower.
Cover! Dg by old crop shorts steadied
tlie market before the end of the first
half hour, however, May selling up to
23.07 and October to 22.10, or wihtin
a few points of gvoteudayV closing fig
ures. This rally was not fully main
tained but the market was comparatively
steady after the early break. A pri
vate crop report makings the condition
T 7.5 per cent, and the increase in acre
age 5.5 per cent, seemed to be closely in
line with recent ex|>ectatious.
Cotton futures opened steady: May
23.25; July 22.80; Oetpber 22.12; De
cember 22.28; January 21.80.
MRS. WILSON TO VISIT EI’ROPE
AND RETRACE FAMOUS JOURNEY
Widow of President Quietly to View
Again toe Scenes She Saw on Peace
Trip With Him.
Washington, I). C. ( May 21.—Mrs.
Woodrow Wilson is to sail Saturday from
New York to spend the summer motoring
’in southwestern Europe. She will be ac
companied by Miss'. Belle Baruch, of New
York, daughter of Bernard M. Baruch,
wnr-thne chairman of the War Industries
Board -and one of the intimates of the
late President Wilson.
Although Mrs. Wilson wanted to avoid
public notice of her vacation trip, news
of it leaked out when she got her pass
port today at the State Department. Al
though she has made all her plans to.
motor leisurely through France, and pos
sibly Belgium and Italy, as privately and
with as little notice as possible, she will
necessarily travel over much of the same
ground where she witnessed stirring
soehes with her late husband when he
made bis notable swing of the allied cap
itals during the peace conference and was
acclaimed with such remarkable demon
With Our Advertisers.
If you need automobile tries, paints,
shelf hardware, farm machinery or any
thing in hardware, it will certainly pay
you to see the Yorke A Wadsworth Co.
’ before buying. They sell Sinclair and
Standard -gasoline and motor oils. Free
air, free water and free service.
Many specials are offered for Saturday
at the Charles Stores Co. Look them up
in ad. today.
"That Wild West,” is being shown at
the Concord Theatre today and Saturday.
Also Campbell Sisters in a new act.
| Buck’s Oil Ranges are sold here by the
Concord Furniture Co. Read description
in new ad. today.
i Many specials for your larder are of-
I sered by the Atlantic and Pacific Tea Co.
in a new ad. today. , -
Choice frtsh fish Friday and Saturday
lat Cabarrus Cash Grocery 00.
| A. B. Pounds in a new ad. today give
a good hint for Spring—“Us* Ice Every
l Day.” Read the ad.
Bigger and Better Than Ever is
j Eflrd’s Chain Bale which started today
: with a rush. Wonderful offerings in ev
| Hoover’s makes every* mail's checkbook
a giant. Bead the new ad. today and lear„
' Skilled work is assured the clientele of
| the Parks?Belk Beauty Shop. Read new
[ The Parks-Belk Company is offering
.many specials for today and Saturday.
One among others is 10c Palmolive soup
at 4 cents per cake. Read ad. for othqr
Assembly During the Day
Heard Report From Stew
ardship Committee Which
Issued Warning in Report.
BE NAMED NOW
These WjlFße Chosen by Dr.
Sumney, Who Was Elected
Moderator at One of the
First Sessions Thursday.
(Bjr the Associated Press) , N
Lexington, Ky., May 22. —Warning the |
■ general assembly of the Presbyterian
Church in. the south that the church is
becoming restless over the growing num
ber of "special appeals.” the igport of
stewardship committee was before the
assembly for consideration by the com
mittee of stewardship to be appointed to
Dr. George Sumney. of New Orleans,
who wns elected moderator at the open
[ ing session yesterday, was to announce
I the committees which would consider va
rious reports and make recommendations
to the assembly later. Among these is
a committee on bills and overtures, which
will take special members of importance
introduced by the Presbytery or synods
Down to Business.
. Columbus, 0., May 22.—Settling down
to routine work the general asssembly of
tlie Presbyterian- Church of the United
States of America had before it today
a mass of overtures and complaints rang
ing from one exteduing the New York
Presbytery to another urging aid to be
withheld from the divinity students us
They were presented to the assembly
by Dr. f.ouis Seymour Mmlge and will
be referred to various standing commit
tees. " ‘
SEES MURDER* INCREASING AT .
ALARMING RATE IN AMERICA
Insurance Statistician Declares Annual
Homicides Now Exceed 11.000.
New York, May 21.-—America’s annual
toll of murder now exceeds 11,000 and
the homicide rate for 1924 was double
that of 1900. Frederick 1. Hoffman,
consulting statistician of the Pruden
tial Life Insurance Company of America,
says in an article in the Spectator, an
insurance journal, published today .
“Anticipations that the homicide rate
had reached a elimax in 1923 were not
realized,” lie says. “The murder situa
tion in the United States is worse than
ever. Analysis of the figures for the
last six mouths, indicate that. the trend
is distinctly greater frequency.”
Mr. Hoffman has compiled statistics
for 28 of, the largest cities, embracing a
fifth of the population of the country,
showing these cities had 609 homicides
in 1900, a rate of 5.1 to 100.000 of popu
lation. and 2,219 in 1924, or 10.3 to
“Recent murder trails.” the article
says. “ leave no room for doubt that
our judicial administration in .capital
cases is not what it should be.”
Wave of Student Economy Swamps Col
(By the Associated Press)
Oxford, Eng., May 22.—Notwithstand
ing the rage among Oxford students for
“elephant leg” trousers., which are con
siderably moore loose and roomy than
the bloomer effect wpm by the United
States navy sailors, the boys here are
buying fewer clothes than formerly. Three
long established tailors firms, one of
which had been in business here nearly
a- half century, have gone out of busi
ness lately because, if was claimed, they
■could not make a living.
The boys haven’t got the money they
had in other days to spend for clothes,
aver the tailors. The students wear
knickerbockers a great deal, one or two
suits for the twason, and cannot afford
to have a different suit for every occas
ion as a great many v of them did before
England Interested in Feat.
London, May 22 (By the Associated
Press).---Tii4 news that Captain Roald
Amundsen after two disappointments in
previous years had finally hopped off yes
terday from Spitsbergen in his long cher
ished attempt to reach the North Pole
by air. caused the greatest interest here
where the explorer is best known hrougli
his Arctic and Antarctic discoveries.
Boat and Liquor Seized.
Boston* May 22 (By the Associated
Press). —The steamer Van was seized at
her berth here today by customs officers
aided by the' Boston police who found L
-000 cases of assorted . liquors on board.
The eleven members of the crew were ar-;
rested. The vessel which ordinarily plies ’
between Boston and Grasselli, N. J., had j
cleared from Jonesboro Bay.
, New Belgian Cabinet Overthrown.
Bruscls, May 22 (By the Associated
Press),- —The recently formed cabinet of
Premier Alois van de Vyvere was over
thrown today by a uon-confidence vote in
the chamber of deputies, 73 to 98 with 9 [
not voting. Van de Vyvere and the en-!
tire cabinet presented their resignations
to the King.
Start on Long Flight.
.. Or the Associated Prem)
New York, May 22.— The North Amer
ican Newspaper Alliance announced yea.
terday that Capt. Roald Amundsen and,
five companions in two planes hopped off
from Kings Bay, Spitsbergen at 5:15 p.
m, U:ls a, m. Eastern Standard Time.
CONCORD, N.C., FRIDAY, MAY 22, 1925'
nvonuLE to pum
, FOR FU BUDGET
Gives Its Approval to the
Tenative Measures Pre
sented by Finance Minis-
I ter Caillaux.
Understand Thajt Plan Calls
For Additional Taxes.—
Says No Note Has Been
Sent to Washington.
Paris, May 22 (By the Associated
| Press.) —The French cabiuet at a meet
ing oday approved preliminary measures
of Finance Minister Caillaux for balanc
ing the budget. Details were not reveal
ed. but it Ik understood that the plans
call for the levying of additional, taxa
tion, and the withdrawal, of receipts from
Germany under the Dawes plan payment
from the budget, so a part can be devot
ed to iia.vment of ruter-all’ed debts.
M. Caillaux reiterated that the French
government had sent no note to Washing
to regarding France's debt to the United
The finance bill is to be presented to
the chamber of deputies Monday.
1.000 Cases of Liquor Found on Boot.
GRIFFIN GETS $50,000
BOND AND IS FREE
Files Appeal in Case in Which He Was
Seteneed to Serve *0 Years in Prison.
(By the Associated Press)
Raleigh, May 22.—Henry Dennis Grif
fin. sentenced to 30 years on the charge
of mutilating Joseph Needleman, has made
bond in the sum of $50,000 for an amenl
to the Supreme Court and will be releas
ed horn the state prison today.
Griffin, it. was stated by Solicitor Don
Xrilliam over long distance telephone to
day, entered format notice of appeal fol
lowing his trial, but failed to make sat
isfactory bond. He was brought to tlie
state prison to begin his 30 year term.
However, his relatives nnd friends did
not cease*activities on his behalf. On
yesterday they presented a bond in the
sum of $50,000 which wns approved by
the clerk of court of Martin county.
Solicitor Gilliam stated that Griffin’s
bond was signed by Pnai*rßarnfci«. Who
was on his bond ’prior to his- trial in su
perior court .of Martin County, “and
about a dozen others.”
At 9:45 o’clock the solicitor said rel
atives had just left his office and were on
their way to Raleigh to secure Griffin's
NO NEWS RECEIVED
TODAY FROM EXPLORERS
No Cemmunicatioii Is Poaaibo Since the
Planes to .Have Nn Wireless Appara
tus. * '
(By the Associated Press)
New York, May 22.—The North Amer
ican Newspaper Alliance said at noon
t olay that it had received no
the progress of the Amudsen effort since
the planes hopped off yesterday after
No communication is possible, the Al
liance said, since the planes have no
wireless and no report will be available
until the party lands at a point where
there is communication with the outside
TWO DEATHS CAUSED
BY ELECTRICAL STORM
Wind Which Accompanied Storm Caused
Big Damage in Southern Illinois.
(By the Associated Press)
St. Louis. May 22.—A severe wind
and electrical storm swept over portions
of Southern Ilinois last night,' unrooting
houses, blearing (Town trees, and causing
at least two deaths.
M. D. Kesterton. 49. and his wife, 40,
were instantly killed by lightning at Cen
tralia, and two of their children were in
jured. Two workmen were slightly in
jured at Herirn.
. Lynchburg Aviator Killed.
(By the Associated Press)
Lakehurst, N. J., May 22.—Lieut. Jas.
JR. Kyle, Jr., of Lynchburg. Va., was in
stantly killed here today when he either
leaped of fell off the wing of all airplane
when the motor went bad. Kyle and
Lieut. Jas. Scliildafn were on the wings
of the plane to make parachute jumps,
but Kyle’s parachute did not open until
he was a few feet from the ground The
plane was only 200 feet up.
The , Southern Bell Telephone Com
pany’s baseball team of Charlotte will be
here tomorrow afternoon for a game with
the Gibson Mill team. The game will
be played at the Gibson park at 4 o’clock,
i The Southern Bell team is leading the
[Twilight League in Cbarlottee, so the
game should be the beat so far of the
present season here.
Mlm Wet hered Keeps Golf Crown.
Tnjon, Scotland, May 22. (By the As
sociated Press). —Miss Joyce Wetbered
retained the British ladies’ open golf
championship today by beating Miss Cecil
L Leitch at the 87th hole in a hard fought
: match that was al lsquare at the end of
match that was all square at the end of
the second. Miss Wethered won (he
championship in 1922 and again last year.
Funeral of Rev. Z* E. Barnhardt.
Funeral services for Rev. Zeb E. Barn
hardt, who died last night in Statesville,
, will be held tomorrow nothing at 10:30
o’clock at the Broad street Methodist
Church in Statesville. Interment will to
in the Statesville cemetery.
Juß l‘ ne y a ! 9e ’ **• movie ■s under nrrost" in Los Angeles, havtog
confessed that she was one of the principals in a plot to bfockmail Pol*
vri° V xr B f ar ' u he B< r|' cr,le hinged on a photograph which is said U
aJSe ' W ,s 9 S ki ? gly rtsem bles Pola Negri, in a compromising
Position, She says the men involved in the plot kept her under infiuend
of dope for several months. '
CAROLINAS LEAD UNION
IN COTTON MILL WORK
More Spindle Hours In North and South
Carolina During April Than Else
Washington, May 21.—Cotton mill ac
tivity 'tfiiring the month of April was
greater in North and South Carolina than
any other states in the union, according
to a report today by the bureau of the
census. It shows that of the 5.060,170
spinning spindles in place April 30th, in
the North Carolina mills. 5,773,244 were
active at some time or another . These
spindles were in operation, the statis
ticians figure, a total of 1,832,993,000
running hours in April, an average of
308 hours Sir each . In South Carolina,
of the 5,294.094 spinning spindles in
place at some time during the month,
the total number of hours being 1,029,-
285,732 hours, or 308 hours each.
On April 30th there were 17,457,918
spinning spindles in plaee in the mills
in the cotton growing states. Os these
16.962.650 were active to the extent of
5.131.160.059 running hours, an average
Os 295 hours each. This average is 14
hours per spindle beiow the activity in
the mills'of North and South Carolina.
' The cotton spinning industry of the
New England states is still hard hit.
for the 18,380.340 spinning spindles in
place April 30th. only 14,762,066 were in
operation at some time during the month,
a total of 2.993.818.750 hours, or an av
erage of but 16 hours per spinning
spindle. There are 1.966.396 spinning
spindles reported in place April 30th
which were active an average of 200
hours each, in the mills in other states.
The bureau’s report of a week ago
on cotton consumption in the United
States mills showed an increase in April
of 15,000 bales over consumption the
The report stated shat. according to
preliminary figures, 37,804,654 cotton
spinning spindles were in place in the
United States April 30th. of which 33,-
412.650 were operated at some time dur
ing tbit month, compared with 33,225.182
for March, 33,277.189 for February and.
33.180.758 for January. The aggre
gate number of active spindle hoars re
ported for the month was 5.518,142,398.
The normal time of operation was 25 2-3
days, compared with 26 days for March.
23 2-3 days for February and 26 1-2
days for January.
The bureau figures were based on an
activity of 8.78 hours per day, the av
erage number of spindles operated dur
ing April was 37,799,611. or at 100 per
cent, capacity on a: single shift basis.
This percentage compares with 99.6 for
March. 100 for February and 96.4 for
January. Tiic average number of active
spindle hours per spindle in place for
the month was 225.
WUI Make His Own Bed, Even in Hotel.
San Francisco, May 22.—J. 6. Kelley,
91, bachelor, wealthy farmer of New
Zealand, refused to register at a fash
ionable hotel here yesterday unless he was
permitted to “make my own- bed.” Mr.
Kelley, who is en route to Ireland to claim
an estate of 20,000,pounds left by a sis
ter, explained that he had made his bed
for 80 years and be did not intent to
break his habit. He is making the jour
Ice Cream Cone Week.
New York, May 22. —Beginning .Tune
9th national ice cream cone week will
be featured by all who sell ice cream
throughout the United States and Can
ada. The campaign will be conducted
under the auspices of the National Asso
ciation of Ice Cream Manufacturers. It
may be surprising to learn that the 'sale
of ice cream cones',, which were totally
unknown until about two decades ago,
has now reached the enormous total of
4,000,000,000 a year. ,
Violent Fighting in Morocco.
Fcx, French Morocco, .May 22 (By the
Associated Press). —The forces of Gen.
Count de Ohambrun had violent fighting
yesterday with Abdel Krim’s Riffinus. re
ports reaching here today announced. A
complete French succea* was indicated.
AMUNDSEN TAKES OFF
FOR JOURNEY, TO POLK
Destination of Polar Flight Should Be
Reached in Eight Hours By Plane.
New York, May 21—The North
American Newspaper alliance announc
ed this afternoon that it had received a
dispatch from Kings Bay, Spitsbergen,
stating that the two flying boats of the
Amuhdsen-Ellsworfh polar expedition
flopped off there at 5:15 this afternoon
for the North Pole. The dispatch says
that each plane carries three men.
The Amundsen expedition's attempt
for the pole presumably is being carried
out according to'the long considered and'
carefully devised plans previously an
nounced In an Associated Press dispatch
from Oslo, Norway, on May 5. These
called for one of the seaplanes making
for the pole to be commanded by Cap
tain Roald Amundsen and the other by
Lincoln Ellsworth, the American en
gineer and explorer.
’lt was expected that, making more
than 90 thile* an hour, the pole, which
lies about 680 miles away from King’s
Bay, should be reached in about eight
hours. The aeropinnes were to carry
gasoline in sufficient quantity for two
hours more than necessary for the en
tire round trip from Spitsbergen to the
The plans called for a landing at the
pole, where it was expected observations
would he attempted to locate the pole’s
exact position, this operation requiring
several hours. It was thought possible
the planes might have to land several
times during the northward ‘ trip and
back, and that they might not return to
Spitsbergen for several days. The ar
rangement announced was that the pilot
in one of the planes would be Lieut.
Reiser Larsen, who would have Amund
sen as a passenger, while the other plane
would be piloted by Oscar Omdal. with
Ellsworth as navigator.
It was stated in the Oslo message that
if it was not found practicable to land
at the pole the aviators planned to drop
a Norwegian flag in the approximately
ONTARIO’S BEER FAILED
TO SATISFY THE THIRSTY
Man Drank the Stuff For Seven Hours
and Was Sober at End of Experiment.
Toronto. Ont., May 22. (By the Asso
ciated Press).—Thousands of Americans
living on Ontario’s border have satisfied
their curiosity but not their thirst.
“Fergie’s Foam” is mostly froth. There
is no kick in the “4x4” beer legalized by
the Ferguson government which went on
sale yesterday, "new beer’s day.”
After drinking steadily for seven hours
on a wager to find out whether the beer
was intoxicating an Agdenburg, N. Y.,
parched pilgrim at Prescott. Ont., insist
ed that lie was still plain sober. The 11
p. m. closing provision of the law ended
Home Runs Arp Equally Divided iu Big
Chicago, May 21. —Home-run batting
in the major leagues to date is equally di
vided, according to figures compiled to
day, each organization haviug 122 fleir
cnit 1 lows.
The St. Louis Browns, of the Ameri
■ can league, are out in front with 26 four
i ply blows, while the Philadelphia Nat
ional are trailing with 23.
Gabby Harnett peppery catcher of the
. Chicago Cubs, is the individual home
i run cloiiter, with 11.
His club ranks fourth among the maj
ors with 21, the Giants being third with
i 22 and the. Yankees fifth with 20.
, Striking Carpenters Go Back On the
Asheville, May 26.—Asheville union
carpenters who went on a strike last
week returned to work today under the
s compromise agreement recently reached
. between contractors and the men’s com
: mittee. The compromise provides that
• the increase in wages to $1 per hour
. asked by the carpenters shall go into
effect June 15tb.
PiSSasaStSi.:.' . ■'
5 NEWS i
» TODAY 4
f EEBLE MOTHERS OF
MO BK VETERANS
At Annual Reunion at Dal
las Veterans of Confeder
acy Voted $250,000 to Sus
tain Home For Women.
SHOWN BY MANY
Recognize Part Placed by
Women During and Just
After War—May Build a
College as a Memorial.
(By the Associated Press)
Dallas. Tex.. May 22—The feeble
mothers of the Confederacy are to be giv-'
en aid through the United Confederate
Veterans who voted support for a $250,.-
090 fund to sustain the home for needy
Confederate women at Richmond, Va.,
during their 35th reunion closing here to
A plea for the home by Mrs. Andrew
Jackson Montague, wife of Congressman
Montague, of Virginia, aroused the Vet
erans to one of the greatest outbursts of
enthusiasm of the convention. *
A resolution passed by the Veterans
called upon their comrades and friends
to contribute to the fund “to consecrate
it forever to the women of our Confeder
acy.” ~ '
Another provision for the women ot
the Confederacy was a decision to place
on the executive board of the Southland
Memorial Association, a Confederate Vet
eran from each southern state. The as
sociation iilnns to build a Southern col
lege to Southern women.
PUTS DARWINISM IN
SAME CLASS WITH DODO
Professor of Geology Says Darwinism Is
as “Dead as Dodo.”
London, May 22.— Assertion that Dar
winism was as "dead as the dodo.” so
far as its being regarded as a vera causa
of the origin of species is concerned,
was made recently by George McCready,
professor of geology at Union College,
Nebraska, addressing the Victoria Insti
tute on "Rayelation and Evolution.
Can they be harmonized?”
Professor McCready contended that
the most hopelessly pessimistic of the
world’i| prophets were those -who had
most completely adopted and' assimilat
ed the doctrine of organic evolution.
Such a scheme of eosmic despair, he
said, wad completely at variance with
that portrayed in the Christian’s Bible.
“The time has fully arrived for those
who think for themselves and who do
not entrust the keeping of their opin
ions to any set of supposed experts, to
dismiss once for all the idea that man
may possible have arisen bya long
drawn out process of development from
preceding animal ancestors,” said the
professor. “I am confident that in this
year, 1925, sufficient scientific facts are
available to settle this long debated prob
lem in away entirely satisfactory to the
believer in the literaly truthfnlness ot
the first chapter of Genesis.”
Birdsong Back After Given Up as Dead
For Four Years. ,
Petersburg. Va., May 21.—Frank L.
Birdsong, legally dead, returned today
to the woman who has believed for more
than four years that she was a widow
and to the children who had believed he
ended his own life in the waters of the
Nottaway river just before Christmas,
He returned in the company of Jesse
F. West. Jr., representative of an in
surance company who found him iu
Sarasota, Fla., on Tuesday and two
relatives, W. Ellis, of Yale, and J."
L. Campbell, of Waverly. The aged man
—Birdsong is said to be 60-odd years
old—could not be seen for a statement
but relatives said belief that his family
and friends would not want to look upon
his face again led him to remain away.
He disappeared, they said, while
temporarily unbalanced by financial
Birdsong was found living in his own
bungalow about seven miles from Sara
sota and earning eight dollars a day by
working at a building trade. He wu
traced by West through the license on i
To Inculcate Respect for Flag.
New York. May 22.—The United
States Flag Association, of which Presi
dent Coolidge is honorary president and
Elilm Root the active president, is about
to launch a national movement to incul
cate particularly in American youth
greater love and respect, as well as un
derstanding of the symbolism, of the
flag. To this end the association, which
has its headquarters in this city, has
dscignated the week beginning tomorrow
for a nationwide observance of “Flag •
Week.” An enrollment campaign will
be carried on in all the states with
the object of increasing the membership
of th* association to 1.000,000.
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WHAT BATS BEAR SAYS
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