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IN UNDER HI
DENIES HE KILLED
MISS AIDA HEYWARD
Henry Kirby Admits to Po
lice That He'is Man Sought
But Says Woman Was
Dead When He Found Her
Offers No Resistance When
Police Question Him.—
Will Offer Reason for Ac
tion Later, He Says.
(Br tlie Associated Press)
Newburyport, Mass., May 25. —Harry
A. Kirby, hunted iri connection with the
murder of Miss A’da Heyward, thf shoot
ing of Mrs. Emma M. Towns and the
burning of their cottage in Winthrop,
Me., was arrested here today.
When taken- into custody by local po
lice at n boarding house in this city at
!) o’clock. Kirby admitted he was the
man sought by the Maine authorities,
but denied any connection with the kill
ing of Miss Heyward.
He said* he had found the woman's
body in a cottage beside Lake Marana-1
cook, near Winthrop. Me., and moved it ,
to the cottage of Miss Jane Gray, of |
Watertown, Mass., which he was occu- ;
pying. He gave no explanation of his 1
reason for doing this.
Kirby said that he arrived in Newbury
l>ort from Maine Saturday morning on a
Pullman car. He took a room Saturday j
night at a lodging house kept by Frank
Pond, near the station. Pong recogniz
ed the man from pictures published in
Sunday newspapers and called in the
police today. 'When officers asked him if
he were Kirby the man replied:
Pond said that Kirby had seemed polite
and friendly and had accomanied the [
family to. church last night. When ar- j
rested today Kirby* was calm and made
no resistance. He said he would make a
statement today and explain Ids move
ments since last Tuesday night when Miss
Heyward «i|s carried away from her
home after Ter aunt, Mrs. Emma M.
Towns had been shot and Jier cottage set
Kirby said he was willing to return to
Maine for a* hearing. It was expected
marshals would arrive today to
take Kirby to Augusta, hie.
THE COTTON MARKET
Opened Firm at Advance of 10 to 20
Points, With July Selling Up to
4By the Associated Press)
New York, May 25.—The cotton mar
ket opened firm today at an advance of
10 to 20 points fn response to highher
Liverpool cables. July selling up to
23.40 and October tb 22.85 in the first
few minutes. This advance met con
siderable selling on a favorable view of
weather news which included reports of
rains in northwestern Texas with pro
peets for showers elsewhere in the belt,
and prices reacted after the eall. July
selling off to 22.00 and October to 22.50,
or 16 to 20 points net lower.
Covering continued heavy and the mar
ket steadied up again before the end of
the first hour, buyers finding encourage
ment in reports that business in cotton
goods last week had been more active
than for the past two or three months.
There were rumors of a bearish private
crop report, but no definite condition
figures were mentioned.
Cotton futures opened firmr. July
23.35; Oct. 22.80; Dec. 22 94; Jan.
22.52; March 22.79.
The Scrub Bull a Poor Investment.
(By the Associated Press)
Statesville, May 25. —Farmers in Ire
dell county are waking up to the idea
that the scrub bull is a poor investment,
said County Agent R. W. Graeber.
"Some farmers,” he sated, “are still in
clined to breed serub sires but this idea
is being gradually eliminted. One farm
ers in Olin township owned a scrub bull
that was doing considerable injury to
the livestock of the community, but with
in six hours after I called on this farm
er be made a trip of 35 miles and pur-,
cnased a really high class Jersey bull. <
Two days later the scrub bull had been
Ransom Demanded For Child’s Return.
Asheville, May 24-—George Lindsay,
father of 14-year-old Pansy Lindsay,
who was abducted here several days ago,
this morning received a letter, signed
“The Black Hand,” nsking $5,000 ran
som for his daughter’s safe return.
Authorities here are of the opinion that
the letter is a hoax since the Lindsays |
are possessed of little wealth. However, |
police ore searching for the girl here, as
are those of nearby towns. She disap
peared from a local department store
after going there with a younger broth
er to awnit relatives.
Mrs. Feldman Dies of Hurt Sustained
Salisbury. May 23. —Mrs. Jacob Feld
man, wife of one of Salisbury’s oldest
and best known merchants, died at the
Salisbury hispital this morning from in
juries she received when she tell in her
husband’s store several days ago. An
arm and several ribs were broken and
she was injured internally, the latter
injuries proving fatal. The body was
taken tonight to Norfolk, Va., for inter
The first yacht ever bui’.t especially
to defend America's Cup was Pocahon
tas, in 1881. She was beaten out of
sight in the trial races—the first trial
races ever held—and was discarded.
The Concord Daily Tribune
: ~ I
i I ‘"7%. r&r'
With her hands in stocks and tied with
a round her neck, Marjorie Eliza
j beth Xeher, 6. was found in the attic of
the home of her foster parents, Mr. and
of the child caused neighbors to cal] the
scubojos ■oHb.)ii[,) jo A’nonjuy s.m
BODY OF PROMINENT
GIRL FOUND IN RIVER
j Hon. Gwyneth Erica Morgan’s Body Bis
, covered in Thames River—Disappeared
I London. May 25 (By the Associated
Press). —The body of a young woman
found in the River Thames near Wap
ping today wan identified by relatives
as that of the Hon. Gwyneth Erica Mor
gan. daughter of Lord Treadegar. She
disappeared about the middle of last De
Miss Morgan, who was under medical
supervision at the time, slipped from
the house during a dense fog on the
morning of December 11th. She wore
only pajamas and a woolen dressing
gown. Detectives from Scotland Yard
conducted a most extensive search through
out England and the country. Her
father is one of the wealthiest British
peers and offered large sums for her re
Miss Morgan was known to her friends
as a "bohemian” and had many friends
in the artistic, literary and theatrical
DEFENSE DAY TO BE
OBSERVED JULY 4th
Date Selected After President Objected
to Having Muster on Armistice Day.
(By the Associated Press)
Washington, Muy 23.—A nationwide
defense muster of American man power
will be held under the direction of the
War Department July 4th.
The date was selected definitely today
after President Coolidge had disapprove!
the Department’s selection of Armistice
Day, and had suggested that Independence
Day be substituted.
Wuth Our Advertisers.
If you want a tire that will hold and
last, get the Goodyear heavyduty cord,
say the Yorke & Wadsworth Coniany,
j Read about it in their three-column ad.
Dave Oestrieher will have a style pres
entation of 25 beautiful women in the
new Capital Theatre in Salisbury Wed
nesday and Thursday evening, May 27th
and 28th, at 9 o’elock.
See the new ad. today of Wilkinson’s
Let Bob’s Dry Cleaning Co. clean
your garments before storing.
C. H. Barrier and Co’s. ads. are al
| ways interesting.
The I’arks-Belk Beauty Shop will give
you a Larnoii permanent wave for S2O.
A line of hair goods is carried. Phone
892 for an appointment.
All kinds of graduation gifts at Cline’s
The Concord Theatre wants every
child under twelve years of age to at
tend a special matinee next Saturday
morning at 10 o’clock. Admission, Only
Laying mash, growing mash and
I scratch feed at the Cabarrus Cash Groe
| er.v Co.
The Parks-Belk Co. now is showing a
wonderful line el siik nnd dress goods.
(By ( thr Associated Press)
Raleigh, May 25.—Governor McLean
has declined executive clemency in the
Alonzo Warren, Onslow county, serv
ing 21 years iu the penitentiary on the
. charge of manslaughter,
■ i Lester Cornatzer, Davie county, serv
, ing an Indeterminate sentence of from
I 15 to 20 years on the charges of burg
, James Knight, Anson county, serving
. ninety days on the charge of violating the
’! All changes for the Concord telephone
■ directory should be phoned in to central
I I office not later than Thursday ,as a new
1 directory is now being made ready for
TWO MORE TREMORS
GIVE MORE TERROR
TO QUAKE VICTIMS
Persons Who Were Made
Homeless In the Quake
Saturday Terrified When
Other Tremors Are Felt.
Late Report Says 278 Per
sons Were Killed In Three
Towns Which Were Hard
est Hit by the Quake.
Tokyo, May 25 (By the Associated
Press). —Two additional violent earth
quake shocks added to the terror of refu
gees at Toyo-Okn last night after shocks
of the tremor of Saturday in the Tajima
district in which approximately 300 per
sons were reported killed and 1,000 in
Official relief agencies continued to
minister to the panic stricken liopulnee in
the devastated rural area which had not
J been visited by an earthquake in 400
i years. More than two-thirds of the Toko-
Oka, a town of 7.000, are in ruins as a
result of the fire that came in the wake
of the tremor, according to word receiv
ed at the Home. Department from the lo
cal Toya-Oko government. The number
of houses destroyed will exceed 3.000.
278 Reported Killed.
Osaka. May 25 (By the Associat’d
Press). —An official prefectural report to
day from three towns; Toyo-Okn. Kino
saki and Minato, shows that 278 per
sons were killed and 526 injured as a
result of the earthquake aud fire Satur
day. The same report shows 444 houses
collapsed as a result of the earthquake,
and 2.324 houses were destroyed by fire.
BELMONT TO HAVE YET
ANOTHER TEXTILE MILL
Will Proceed Entire Output of the
Twelve Plants in Town.—Nov Weave
Gastonia. May 23.—Officials of the
Lineberger-Stowe group of fine yarn
mills at Belmont have completed ar
rangements to construct a large mer
cerizing plant there, it was learned here
The new mill will be built near the
National Yarn mills, the last of the
mills on the right of the highway in
Belmont going to Charlotte. It will be
located between that mill and the river.
The plant will be sufficiently large to
process the output of the entire group of
Belmont mills, there being , 12 plants
with a total of 81,000 spindles.
J. M. Hatch, who for several years
has been assistant treasurer of the
American Yarn and Processing com
pany, Mt. Holly, will be active manager
of the new mercerizing company. Plans
of the same mill group, one of the most
important in the south, to erect a weav
ing plant, were announced recently.
Higher Education Does Not Lead twirls
(By the Aaaociale;! Press.)
Los Angeles, May 25.—Authorities at
the University of Southern California,
making public the results of a question
naire of 992 women graduates of the in
stitution during the period of 1920-1924.
declare that a university education does
not lead women away from marriage.
The questionnaire was intended to ascer
tain whether a majority chose careers
rather than marriage.
The tabulation showed that more than
a third of the feminine graduates who
replied were married, either while at
tending the university or within four
years after their graduation.
A total of 610 answered the queries.
Os this number, 262 chose the profes
sion of wife, homemaker and housekeep
Nine engaged in commercial pursuits,
Ffty-two took up fine arts, including
music, dancing and painting. Twelve
turned to the law. three to medicine,
and three entered the ministry. Other
occupations—such as nursing, agricul
ture. journalism, public service and so
cial service—claimed 28, and 139 became
Coblenz Will Commemorate Rhine Serv
ices of the United States Forces.
(By the Associated Press)
Coblenz, ‘May 25. —The municipality
of Coblenz and other districts where
American forces were stationed during
the Rhine occupation are planning for an
American season in commemoration of
the services of the United States sol-
It is proposed to open the season June
18th and have it extend through Sep
tember so as to include the annual Ger
man Wine Congress to be held Septem
For June 20 and 21 a rowing regatta
is scheduled under the auspices of the
Coblenz Ruderverein, thfct event to be
concluded with the annual regatta ball
1 on ihe evening of June 21st.
Appointed ~to Succeed Late Senator
' Jefferson City, Mo., May 25 (By the
Associated Cress).—The appointment of
■ G. H. Williams, of St. Louis, to succeed
i the late United States Senator Seldon
■ P. Spencer, was announced today by Gov
ernor Samuel Baker.
. Germany Ready to Ban the Poisonous
(By the A*4ofl«iel Prraa)
s Geneva, May 25. —Germany announced
I today she was ready to participate in
r any international conference agreement
• for the complete suppression of the use
of chemical and poisonous gae warfare.
CONCORD, N. C., MONDAY, MAY 25, 1925
'JUDGE RULES THIT
I GRIFF! HAS LOST
i RIGHT FOB WEIL
i Judge Sinclair, Who Heard
the Case, and Solicitor Gil
i liam, Are In Agreement on
the Matter Now.
BOND ON TIME
■ Judge Rules That Bond of
i SSO Should Have Been
Filed When Notice of the
Appeal Was Given.
| (By the Associated Press)
Raleigh, May 25.—Henry Dennis Grif
fin, for whose release a bond in the sum
, of $50,000 had been signed, has hist his
i right of appeal. Judge Sinclair anil Solic
itor Gilliam have ruled. It was pointed
. out that he failed to file the SSO bond re
qirred by law when notice of appeal was
i Gieffin has served less than two weeks
of a 30-year sentence lying before him.
I He was sentenced after having been eon-1
. vieted of participating in the mutilation
of Joseph Needleman.
STATUTE OF SAN
Is Gift to United States From the Gov
ernment of Argentina.
Washington. D. C„ May 25.—Amid the
enthusiastic demonstrations of a large
throng of people, a statue of Gen, Don
Jose de San Martin, the South American'
liberator, was unveiled today. The stat
ute is a gigt to the United States govern
ment from the government of Argentina
and its presentation and unveiling forge
another link in the strong chains of
friendship binding together the two great
republics of the northern and southern
continents. ' ,
General San Martin has been called
the George Washington of South .Amer
ica. It has beefi said of him that “lie
was an American by birth, a revolution
ist by instinct, and a Republican by con
Born on the banks of the Parana, San
Martin left the service of Spain with
the rank of captain in 1811, and, re
turning to his own country, received
from the rhvolntionar) government of
Buenos Aires the command of a divi
sion, witii the rank of colonel . A suc
cess over a royalist detachment at San
Lorenzo in 1813 procured him the com
mand of the Province of Tueuman, which
ill-health obliged him to resign in 1814.
Obtaining, on resuming active service,
the command of the Province of Cu.vo,
contiguous to Chili, lie planned, with
O’Higgins and other Chilian exiles, its
liberation. In 1817 they obtained a
complete victory over the Spanish forces
at Chacabuco. A final victory over the
viceroy of Peru at Mapu, April 5, 1818,
achieved the deliverance of Chili. San
Martin now conceived the plan of lib
erating Peru, the only remaining pos
session of Spain in South America. The
liberating army sailed 'from Valparaiso
August 21, 1820, supported by a squad
ron under Lord Cochrane, and, being sus
tained by the Peruvians, gaiued posses
sion of the country. A revolutionary
goverpment was installed at Lima, and
August 3, 1821, San Martin was declared
protector. A congress was convened by
him at Lima September 20, 1822, into
whose hands lie immediately resigned ail
his authority, accepting, in return, only
the honorary titles of generallissimo and
founder of the liberty of Peru, with a
pension. He withdrew from Peru, first
to Chili, and afterwards to Europe,
where he passed his last years.
CONFERENCE OF STATE
PARKS STARTS TUESDAY
Two Leaders in Movement for More Rec
reational Preserves To Be in Attend
Sk.vland, May 23.—The sth annual con
ference of the State Parks opens here to
day. 4.000 feet above historic Shenandoah
Valley, with nearly 200 leaders in the
movement to increase recreational pre
serves in attendance. Skyland was se
lected for the conference in oixler to give
■ the delegates a view of* the proposed She
nandoah national park. ,
State and national offic’als will discuss
• during the three days’ meetings plans
for extending the park and reserve devel
opments throughout the countrly. Sec
■ retary Work of the Interior Department,
. will outline tonight the government’s pro
; posnl for a chain of arks east of the Jliss
i issippi with the Shenandoah if approved,
: the first.
Columbus, 0., May 25 (By the Asso
ciated Press).—The General Assembly of
the Presbyterian Church iq the United
States of America in session here today
expected the reports of the bills and ov
ertures committee which recommended no
action be taken on the memorial of the
First Presbyterian Church of New York
asking vindication for its stand in per
mitting Dr. Harry Emeraou Fosdiek to
occupy its pulpit.
No Report JYmn Capt. Amundsen.
Copenhagen" May 25 (By the Associ
ated Press). —There is no confirmation
here of the report in the London Daily
Mail that Capt. Roald Amundsen re
ported yesterday to his base at Kings
Bay, Spitsbergen after his Polish flight.
Smaller Potato Crops.
(By the Associate* Press)
Raleigh, May 25. —The division of
markets reports that the potato crop in
Carteret and Wayne counties this year
will be from 70 to 75 per cent, of that
of last year. The decline, it was ex
plained, is due to a reduction of acreage.
Getting Back to Beer
They knew where to go and they went there. These people, mostly Americans,
are walking down the main street of Windsor. Out., to pull a few corps and sample
the new 4.4 beer. This is only part of the crowd.
PROF. SCOPES INDICTED;
WILL BE TRIED JULY 10th
Indicted cn Charge of Violating Anti-
Evolution Law in Tennessee.
(By the Associated Press)
Dayton, Tenu., May 25.—John T.
Scopes, high school science teacher, was !
indicted by a Rhea County grand jury i
here toTlay on a charge of teaching evolu- (
tion in the public schools in violation of
the Tennessee law.
The judge set July 10th at Dayton for
trial of the ease.
The grand jury was assembled in spec
ial session to pass on the ease presented
to it as a result of a preliminary hearing
two weeks ago when three justices of the
peace held Scope for grand jury action.
Judge John T. Raulston, presiding, charg
ed the jury on the law of the theory of
evolution as it shall bp taught in the pub
lic schools of Tennessee, the first time ]
such a charge had been delivered in a I
Judge Raulston iu charging the grand !
jury in criminal imirt. told the jurors lie j
Considered a violation of the Tennessee'
statute against teaching the theory of ev-i
olution‘ln the public schools a high mis-j
demeanor, aside from the question of eon- i
stitutiouality or policy. He was refer- I
ring to the case of J. T. Scope, of the
Dayton public schools, arrested on a
charge of violating the Tennessee law. |
Co-operative Carlot Shipments of Poul- !
(By the Anaioclated Press)
Porlkton. May 25.—C0-operative car
lot shipments of poultry are doing much !
to bring the county agent and the farmer !
together, reported the former, J. W. I
Mr. Cameron is in charge of extension !
work in Anson county. He reported :
that a second carlot of poultry was I
shipped from that county last week and |
tiiat 100 farmer took poultry to the ear. !
Ohteckes ranging from 22 cents to $357 1
sere paid to the farmers. “They w ere
highly pleased with this method of sell- j
ing their surplus chickens,” said Mr. i
Cameron. “One farmer,” he added. |
“had never takeu much interest in the j
county agent’s work prior to that time I
This man admitted that the sale helped I
him get four oents a pound more for |
his poultry than he could get on the i
Napoleon always made his generals i
stand in his presence, regardless of how
long they were with him. '
Governor Believes “Balanced Budget”
Is Possible For North Carolina
(By (he AssnclnleU Press)
Raleigh, Slay 25. —Governor McLean
announced Saturday that he saw no
barrier in the way of a ‘'balanced bud
get” for the State and its various de
partments and institutions , beginning
with the next fiscal year, which starts
on July Ist. He explained that all spend- 1
ing agencies had been supplied with the
proper forms which would enable them to
make up their estimates and that he had
requested the heads of these to expedite
mutters as rapidly as possible. i
The Governor, again expressed his
gratification at being able to lower the
percentage proposed reductitons in allot
ments two points, that is, from seven to
five per cent. He said that he had held
extended conferences with the Commis
sioner of Revenue and that he had given
the departments and institutions the ben-'
efits of the conclusions reached as to
what the State could do financially. He
added, however, that the five per cent,
basis was subject to change, according to
revenue prospects but expressed the hope i
that if there should be a change it, would i
be in favor of the departments and in- 1
“It is absolutely necessary that the
State government, as a whole, live with
in its income,” said the Governor, “and
iu order that it do so, all spending agen
cies must be governed by the same rule of;
equity. There is no option in the mat-!
ter. A new system hns been inaugurat- |
eil. A transition is in progress. The]
change will become actually effective with
the beginning of the next, fiscal year.” j
The Governor added that it was not
' i his purpose, as Director of the Budget, to
' act in an arbitrary manner but to carry i
•'/out the executive budget law. He said
: he desired the sympathetic co-operation of
every departmental nnd institutional
, head and declared that these officials
NEWSPAPERS HAD RIGHT
TO PUBLISH INCOMES
Decision Handed Down in Test Suit Car
ried to the Supreme Court.
< Uy the ARMAdiIteFT Plena.)
Washington, May 25.—Newspapers
! which published last fall lists of incom?
i taxpayers were upheld in doing so today
by the Supreme Court.
The court declared the newspapers
j were not guilty of violation of the law in
publishing income tax lists made availa
ble to public inspection in the offices of
the collectors of internal revenue.
The rases appealed were those won by
the Kansas City Journal-Pest and the
Baltimore Post in the lower courts, which
had held that any law prohibiting publi
cation of information which Congress I tail
directed the Internal Revenue Bureau to
! make available for public inspection would
j l>e unconstitutional. This contention the
j Supreme Court in effect upheld.
! NO NEWS EARLY TODAY
FROM CAPT. AMUNDSEN
j Spitzbergen at 2 O’clock This Morning
j Reported Nothing Had Come From the
I Oslo, Norway. May 25 (By the Asso
| dated Press). —A’ dispatch from .Spits
bergen to the Shipping -Gazette says no
■news bad been received regarding the
j Amundsen flight expedition up to two
I o'clock this morning.
! No Word From Explorers at New York.
| Now York, May 25.—Up to 2:15 p.
im. today the American Newspaper Al
liance had received no word from the
■ Amuhdsen-Ellisworth seaplanes since
! their departure Thursday afternoon from
! Kings Bay, Spitzbergen, for the North
j Pole. This was announced at that hour
through the Associated Press by Loring
I Pickering, general manager of the alli
Raising Relief Fund for Amundsen.
San Diego. Calif., May 25—Hans
Nansen, of the First National Bank of
j San Diego, a nephew of the noted ex
j plorer. Fritjof Nansen, announced here
[ today that he was raising funds to
i finance an expendition for the relief of
! Amundsen, and was certain his plans
I would be a success.
| Robinson President of Brooklyn Team.
New York, May 25.—Wilbert Robin
| son. for eleven years manager of the
| Brooklyn baseball team of the National
| League, today was elected president of
the club, suecceeding the late Charles H.
were showing him every consideration.
Governor McLean advocated the execu
tive budget system in his campaign speech
es wKlle making the race for the demo
cratic nomination a year ago. Later,
when lie had been nominated, he contin
ued the fight aud when the GeneraL As
sembly met lie presented bis views to the
lawmakers who, in turn, passed an execu
tive budget law. Since the General As
sembly adjourned, he, as Director of the
Budget, has been devoting bis time almost
' exclusively to working out plans for put
ting the new system into effect. He has
addressed numerous communications to
heads of spending agencies and is now on
the last stretch of the journey toward
, the new fiscal year.
| Accompanying communication in which
lie notified departmental and institution l
a| heads that he had seen his way clear
tb lower the reduction of allotments two
points, the Governor sent final forms for
making estimates, based on his latest
findings as to the State’s prospective rev
| The executive stated Saturday he de
sired that the public should be fully in-
I formed as to the method of procedure.
In this eouneetiton, he outlined the sum
, mary and estimate forms which nre be
ing filled out by heads of sjieuding agen
j Departmental forms are divided into
| the following groups:
Biennial estimate of expenditures, an
■ nual estiuiate of expenditures by bureau
(or division, request for quarterly allot
ment, and quarterly estimate of general
i For the compilation of detailed infor
mation bearing on eacli subject a blapk
has been prepared by the Governor and
mailed to each official responsible for
• NEWS «I
0 TODAY •
prMPflFl CASE <
MAY fIETURM HOME?
Rumor To This Effect Cre
ates Much Interest as the
Task of Selecting the Jury
Goes On In Slow Manner.
ROBERT WHITE IS
He Is Sald"toßeln Philadel
phia, Ready to Return to
Chicago If Assured He Will
(By the Associated Press)
Chicago, May 25.—Reports that Rob
ert White, missing state witness in the
William I>. Shepherd murder trial, was
in Philadelphia, and intended to return
to Chicago "if given protection” created
interest here as the defense and prosecu
tion continued the task of selecting a
With only four jurors selected after
a week's effort which was attended by
two minor sensations, the disappearance
of White and the statement of Philip
Harry, a prospective juror, involving
James (\ (’alien, a politician who, it
was learned, that precautions of an un
usual nature would govern every act of
the state's attorney in the future con
duct of tlic trial. State's Attorney
Crowe said that every man picked by
him would have to undergo a most care
ful investigation, questioning and scruti
nizing. Every safeguard will be placed
about the state’s witness, it >va sstated.
Counsel for Shepherd reiterated his de
nial that any one noting in She!chord's
behalf had anything to do with the dis
appearance of White or the assertions
Purported Letter From White Made
Chicago. May 25.—A purported letter
from Robert White, missing witness in
the murder trial of William I). Shep
herd. was made public today by Assist
ant State's Attorney Joseph Savage.
The writer declared he was "just com
mencing to fight Shepherd and his gang’’
and would come back.
The writer's signature was virtually
identical with that signed by White for
tlie rented car in which he is said to
have d iso pi icared ami with the signature
of a purported letter from White to a
Postal Authorities War Against Ob
(By the Associated Press)
Washington. May 23. —Recent in
crease in tlie flood of questionable mat
ter offered for transmission through the
mails, has led to further tightening of
the routine safeguards employed in the
postal service for keeping it out and for
prosecution of those violating the federal
statutes in that regard.
Thousands of complaints have come to
the office of the postmaster general from
parents and associations asking that the
department augment its efforts to pro
tect children from obscene literature and
Tlie close surveillance exercised over
the character of 'matter passing through
the officials believe, has affected
a material decrease in the number of
dealers in pornographic matter. Fed
eral courts have discouraged the efforts
of such dealers by upholding the post
office department in each instance where
ruling excluding obscene matters from
the mails lias been challenged.
Foreign dealers, especially since the
war and the .return of American sol
diers from Europe, have been active in
endeavoring to dispose of their products
in this country. In many instances
foreign consignments nre intercepted at
custom houses. The trade of these of
fenders has been crippled by the postal
authorities returning to senders letters
addressed to all known dealers in ob
scene matter. by confiscating great
quantities of unmailable advertising
circulars and the materials ns well, and
by acquainting those attempting to im
port such matter with their responsibili
ty and liability to prosecution under the
penal provisions of the laws.
The numerous small magazines, de
pending for their popularity on the
pornographic material in them, are tlie
source of continual complaint and the
exclusion of many of them from the
mails curtails to a considerable extent
their widespread circulation. These
publications have been responsible for
increasing the work of the post office de
partment's legal forces. The magazines
when’excluded from the mails find their
way to newstands through other chan
Girls in India are beginning to de
velop a taste for atlieletics games. In
a report on Queen Mary’s School, at
Delhi, it is reported that drill and athle
tics now form a reeognixed part of the
WHAT BATS BEAR SAYS
Partly cloudy in cast, fair with light
: to heavy frost in west portion, cooler in
i ’ central and east portion tonight; Tues
• day fait, cooler along sout coaat, and
warmer in extreme west portion.