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MINES REM WORD
First Report Received at Ra
leigh Said 65 Men Were
Trapped, But Officials Say
Number Is Only Fifty.
ONE BODY TAKEN
FROM THE MINE
Men Were Trapped After An
Explosion, Say Reports
From Sanford*—Men Were
In the Lower Level.
(Ur (lie Associated Press)
Raleigh, May 27.—About fifty men
were trapped in a mine of the Carolina
Coal Company, eight miles from San
ford, N. C., when an explosion occurred
shortly before midday today, a telephone
call from Sanford stated. Officials of
the mine authorized the statement that
one body had been recovered, and that
more than half a hundred men were at
work on the lower levels when the ex
First Report Said 65 Were Trapped I
Raleigh, May' 27 (Ry the Associated j
Press). —A report was received at a. rail-]
way dispatcher's office here at noon to-]
May that sixty-five men were entombed
in a mine of the Carolina Coal Company. !
eight miles from Sanford, as a result, of;
a gns explosion. The report added that 1
the fumes were so dense that no progress
has been made in clearing the mine to
reach the men.
Bureau of Mines Sends Aid.
Washington, May 27. —The Bureau of
Mines today order a mine revue ear '
from Thomas, W. Ya., to Sanford. N.
C., to aid in mine rescue work in the j
Carolina Coal Co's mine.
In addition, J. .1. Forbes in charge of
the Bureau's Birmingham station, rnd
C. E. Saxon, another mine expert, are
proceeding to the scene from Birmingham.
The rescue car from West Virginia will 1
travel byway of Washington ani will
reach the scene some time tomorrow.
Report Six Bodies Recovered.
Greensboro. May 27.—Messages receiv
ed here by the chief dispatcher of the
Atlnntie & Yadkin Railroad Co., Mate j
that six bodies have been recovered from !
the mine eight .mites from Sanford. Very
little hope is held out for rescuing the (
other men, 50 to (>0 in nnmber.
Fear For Safety of the Men. I
Raleigh. May 28 (Ry the Associated .
Piess). —More than fifty men are en- 1
tombed in the mine of the Carolina Coal ,
Company, eight miles from Sanford, X. i
G., as a result of an explosion there to- f
day, an officer of the company stated |
over long distance to the Associated ,
Press here shortly after 1 o’clock this
ufternoon. The fate of the men, he ,
added, was undetermined, and grav* ,
fears are felt for their safety. A mi? ,
jority of the men are said to be white. ,
Reports received here indicated that ,
the explosion was of the gas variety and ,
its cause has not yet been determined. |
It was said it occurred shortly after 10 (
o’clock when the full crew was on duty. ,
Dense clouds of yellow smoke and dang- j
erou.s fumes emanating from the mouth j
of the mine prevented rescue work, and j
at 1 o'clock little progress had been made (
in determining the fate of the entombed ,
An inquiry as to whether outside aid
was needed was replied to in the nega
five at least for the present. ,
Governor McLean was apprised of the ,
mine disaster and was in close touch (
with the situation. He stated he would ■
extend aid of the State if appearance
After getting in touch with the situa
tion Governor McLean requested a corps 1
of engineers headed by Chief Highway 1
Commissioner Page to proceed to the
scene of ttie disaster. At the same time '
he dispatched Adjutant General Metts 1
to the scene and long distanced an ap- ’
peal to the Bureau of Mines at Washing
ton for federal aid in what was described '
to him as a "serious emergency.”
A later report from a mine official
stated that two men had gone into the
mine equipped with gas masks but had
been unable to penetrate very far. An
other attempt was made by the men '
shortly after noon to enter the shaft, but |
the result of their attempt is not known.
At 1:30 o’clock the number of those
estimated as having been entombed rang]
ed from 50 to 65, and it was stated
the explosion occurred,
none had come out of the mine since
Third Serious Mine Disaster in State.
Raleigh, May 28.—The explosion to
day in the mine of the Carolina Coal
Company, near Sanford, is the third se
rious mine disaster in North Carolina,
in thirty years. The mine is located |
at Cumnock, eight miles from Sanford, i
and has been in operation about three
years. At the same point is located I
the Cumnock mines, and at the latter in j
1895 an explosion occurred which snuffed
out 43 lives. In 1900 a second explo
sion in the same mine took a toll of 20
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Senior Class Play
‘Jane Takes a Hand’
High School Audi- •
May 29,8:15 P.M. 1
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The Concord Daily Tribune
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The "smallest baby in the world" is
determined to live. Her name ia
Julie Treadway and “he is being
kept at Touro Infirmary at New Or
leans. She weighed two pounds at
birth, Gu. 17. • 1924. She went down
w a weight of one pound, eight
ounces. She now weighs four
pounds and six ounces.
DEAN KILGORE EXPECTED TO
[ RESIGN FROM STATE COLLEGE '
Friction and Politics May Force Agri
cutturalbt to Quit—To Join Cotton
[ Raleigh, May 26.—Frictional differ
ences plus a deal of polities and ac
companying unpleasantness may force
the resignation of Dr. B. W. Kilgore as
dean of agriculture at State eollege
when the institution’s board of trustees
meets June 8, it was indicted today by
inquiries concerning a report, which es
caped for publication over the protest of
President E. C. Brooks, thar Dr. Kil
gore would soon leave the service of the
state after a tenure of 25 years.
"It is all news to me," Dr. kilgore
was quoted this afternoon as stating.
Dr. Brooks, who betook himself to
local newspaper offices yesterday after
noon to keep the report out of the
papers, was away from the city today in
Gastonia for a speech, and could not be
reached for a stutemeut.
Unless there is a change jn the line
up of expected developments, however, it
is considered quite likely thnt Dr. Kil
gore will submit his resignation to the
State college trustees, and then join the
Cotton Growers’ Co-operative Associa
tion for full rime service.
The anticipated "skake np" has been
brewing ever sinee Dr. Brooks left the
superintendeney of public instruction to
head state college. In the reorganization
of the college and agricultural extension
service which followed Dr. Brooks as
sumption of the presideney, Dr. Kilgore
became dean of agriculture and director
of agricultural extensioin.
Dr. Brooks and his denn have been
unable to get along with any consider
able degree of harmony. It. is now de
clared the situation was described ns
somewhat in the nature of two irresirt
able objects colliding. Dr. Brooks, it
was suggested, lmd forced all opposition
to submit to his will in the realm of
education, but in agriculture lie ran
against a man who had worked as ef
fectively in his line as the educator had
in his. This much is a fact, that Dr.
Kilgore has served the state as valiantly
and successfully in its agricultural de
velopment as Dr. Brooks lias in the pro
motion of the causes of education.
Again, some of the trustees nro
represented as hostile to Dr. Kilgore.
The board has a good many members
who are quite interested in politics. Dr.
Gilgore has played far away from poli
tics in agricultural work.
The agricultural dean has offered his
resignation once or twice before, it was
reported, but the college did not see fit
at the time to accept it.
Dr. Kilgore came with the state a
quarter of a century or more ago as
state chemist. He has been the prime
mover in agricultural extension work, in
which the state stands among the top
states of the union. The success of the
work has been largely credited to his
powerful ability as an organizer.
North Carolina t)o Boost Coin Sale.
Charlotte, X: C.. May 27.— Former
Governor Cameron Morrison has former-
Ily accepted the chairmanship of the
Confederate Memorial Coin Sale cam
paign in th(F State of North Carolina,
Governor Morrison is preparing to or
ganize his state, county by county and
city by city.
In accepting the chairmanship. Gover
nor Morrison says that the coin sale
was and is of supreme importance at
this time. There would, he pointed out.
be no memorial to the confederacy if
the coin sale were not a success. I be
'lieve he said “that such practical dif
ferences that may from time to time
| arise concerning the construction of the
memorial will all of them be made in
[efficiency and in a spirit of fairness to
!the entire south.
“But if the memorial coin distribu
tion were to be defeated as a result of
differences concerning the monument all
subsequent efforts would cease to be a
! matter of moment for a generation at
“ The fact that the memorial will be
carved ond that the nation through the
agency of Congress has minted the coins
I to memorialize the heroism of the
South’s leaders should make us all .Join
in the distribution of the coins. Tjiey
will be a great legacy, too, and I be
lieve that every family in the South will
I want one or’ more of these coins.”
Ship Ablaze at Sea.
I Seattle, May 27.—The inotor ship
J Wakena was ablaze 'from stem to stern
j early today in the Pacific Ocean off Brit
ish Columbia. The state of her crew
was not learned.
CONCORD, N. C., WEDNESDAY, MAY 27, 1925
23 Drain*, on One “Baby Farm n
Start Probe of N. Y. Infantorium
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A state-wide investigation of farms” is scheduled to fol
low revelation of conditions at the New York City infantorium ol
Mrs. Helen Augusta Geisen-Volk (shown above), where, police de
clare, 23 babies have died in the last 16 months. Doctors, aftei
examination of some of the bodies, gave the cause of death ns
malnutrition. Mrs. Volk has offered no defense.
THE COTTON MARKET j
Comparatively Quiet Early Today, and
After Opening at Decline Held Steady,
(ty the Associated Press)
New York. May 27. —The cotton mar
ket was comparatively quiet again early
today but after opening at a decline of
6 to 8 points in response to relatively
easy Liverpool cables and reports of
warmer weather in the South held gen- f
Apprehensions that the weekly report
of the weather bureau would emphasize
unfavorably the conditions of the past
week probably led to covering in connec
tion with rather an unfavorable monthly
review of crop prospects of crops in the
eastern belt due to cold nights and a
heavy emergenc of boll weevil.
October sold up from 22.50 to 22 5(5
and the market Was within two or three
points of yesterday's closing quotation
at the end of the first hour.
Cotton futures opened barealy steady.
July 23.10; Oct. 22.50; Dec. 22.07; Jan.
22.25; March 22.53.
FORI) MAY PURCHASE 14
His Chief Engineer to Inspect Vessels
Which Are Owned by the Govern
Detroit. May 27 (Ry the Associated
Press). —William I). Mayo, chief engi
neer of the Ford Motor Company, ex
pects to visit the east next week to in
spect seventeen of the fourteen refrigera
tor ships which the United States ship
ping board has tied up idle at Hog Island
and Jones Point, N. Y., and Caldwell,
N. J. If an examination shows the
ships are seaworthy and refutable at
a nominal cost, and can be purchased at
a reasonable price, it is understood that
Henry Ford plans to buy them. A
copyrighted story in the Detroit Free
Press this morning says that Ford ex
pects to use the vessels to carry Ford
cars to Ford branches along the Atlan
tic and in South America and bfing back
cargoes of fruit.
With Our Arvertisers.
The Sanitary Grocery Co. delivers
groceries to you. Call 686.
You can get a standard electric clean
er for only $39.75 at H. B. Wilkinson's.
Lawn hose and reels, water sprinklers
and coolers, Columbia refrigerators and
electric fans at Yorke & Wadsworth
Co.’s. Phone 30.
The Kidd-Frix Music and Stationery
Co. .carries a full line of girl graduate
and memory books. Headquarters for
Parker duofold fountain pens.
Let W. J. Hethcox demonstrate to you
one of his small motors for sewing ma
Patsy Ruth Miller and Matt Moore in
“The Wise Virgin,” at the Concord
Theatre today. Also a Pathe comedy.
Admission 10c, 20c and 30c.
New arrivals daily in the millinery de
partment of the Charles Stores Co.
Charming Silk Frocks, $9.90 to $27.95,
at the J. C. Penney Co.’s.
The latest styles and best qualities in
graduation dresses and hats at the Parks-
Belk Co.’s. Also a wonderful assortment
of graduation gifts. See new ad. today.
Reports Volcano In Eruption.
Tokyo, May 25 (By the Associated
Press). —Dispatches from the Niehi Nichi
correspondent at Kagoshima report the
explosion of Mt. Suwaseshima, an act
ive volcano on Oshimn Island. The erup
tion sent huge rocks tumbling down the;
mountains, crushing a number of dwell
ings at the base. Inhabitants fled to
Frost Injures Crops in Buncombe.
Asheville, May 26.— Crops in certain
sections of Buncmobe county were dam
aged by the frost last night, according
to Dale Thrash, county agent. Mr.
Thrash said he could net estimate the
damage at this titme.
I SUPREME COURT IN JAM
Cases Being Filed Faster Than the Bench
Can Clear Docket.
I Washington, May 27.—Efforts of the
Supreme Court to catch up with its dock
et are meeting with no success. The
outlook now is that \yhen the current
term ends next month there will be more
cases on the docket than were pending
ewhen the eourt met |r ;t October.
! As far back as 18t»l Congress recog
nized the need of protecting the court
from an overburden of litigation. That
year 1,800 cases had been placed on the
docket and Congress created the Circuit
Court of Appeals to destrict lie field of
cases which could be brought to the
Supreme Court for review.
This measure proved effective for sev
eral years, reducing the number of cases
filed about one-half, but in 1922 the
number of cases docketed jumped to
1.128 and in the present term 1,261 cases
already have been field. This is the
highest number reached in the last
ROWAN COW ENJOYED
VERY COSTLY RATIONS
Ate *l2O in Greenbacks Which Had Been
Left in Coat Pocket by John VV. Shu
(By (he Associated Press)
Salisbury, May 27.—Because lie hung
his coat on a fence post and left $l2O in
greenbacks ill the inside pocket while lie
performed some carpenter work Tuesday
afternoon, John W. Sliupiug. Franklin
township man. Rowan county, is out that
amount. While he worked, a cow came
along, ate the lining out of the coat, and
with it the money, also a bank deposit
book. The animal was killed and out
open, but she had chewed her novel food
so fine that it was impossible even to se
cure the numbers on the bills. Because
she ate a costly meal yesterday, Salis
j isbury people will make food of her,
for she was sold on the local market to
day all dressed aud ready for meat.
NEITHER SIDE MAKES
GAINS IN MOROCCO
Riffian Leader Continued Effort to Get
New Men For His Army.
Paris, May 27 (By the Associated
Press). —Abdel Krirn, the Riffian leader,
is actively recruiting supporters among
the tribesmen inhabiting the zone north
of the Chiergha River which has just,
been abandoned by the French.
Hard fighting is continuing with neith
er side making any appreciable gains.
National Editorial Association.
Richmond, Va., May 27.—Many na
tional celebrities are on the program
of the National Editorial Association,
which will convene in Richmond June
1 for its fortieth annual convention,
according to National officio's of the
Association. John Stewart Bryan, of
Richmond, Dr Joseph H. Smith, presi
dent of the Virginia State Chamber of
Commerce, of Petersburg. Pnul Scar
borough. president of the Virginia Press
Association, and Governor Trinkle are
local men on the program.
Speakers on the program during the
three days the convention is in Rich
mond, .before fitjartiiiff on its tour of the
state, will include R. S. Kellogg, of the
New Print-Service Bureau, New York;
James W. .Brown, editor of "The Editor
and Publisher,” Arthur. Bonnett, of Chi
cago; Edward Broilie. U, S. Minister to
Siam; Richard D. Hebb, of Swift &
Company’s Public Relations Depart
ment; and George Ilosmer, president of
the American Newspaper Publishers
Mana Wins English Derby.
(By the Associated **r»Ml
Epsom Downs, England, May 27, —
Mana won the derby classic of the Eng
- iish flat racing season run here today.
NOTHING YET KNOWN
Os WHEREABOUTS OF
This Is Sixth Day Sinde the
Party Hopped Off On First
Attempted Air Flight to the
ONLY GUESS AT
FATE OF PARTY
Some Men Who Have Ex
plored Region Think They
Are Safe While Others Are
Doubtful at Present.
Chicago. May 27 (By the Associated
Press.—While Robert White, fugitive
witness tipon whose testimony the state
largely rests its hopes of convicting Win.
I>. Shepherd for the murder of Wm. X.
MoClintock was being sought in New
York today, the state's attorney's office
proceeded into its inquiry into alleged
State's Attorney Crowe traced White
to New York last night and expected his
arrest today. Meanwhile the formal ar
rest of Jos. J. Kelly here last night turn
ed the prosecutor's office into a buzzing
hive of activity around which Mr. Crow
threw a blanket of secrecy.
Kelly was named in a letter purport
ing to have been written by White in
Philadelphia Inst week which charged he
had been forced to flee from Chicago. Kel
ly admitted having been white White and
Arthur E. Byrne, investigator for Shep
herd. the night before White left the city.
Has Been in New York a Week.
York. May 27.—Robert White,
missing witness in the William D. Shep
herd murder trial in .Chicago, came to
New York more than a week ago and ho
hidden himself from the police who .start
ed a search for him at the request of
Chicago authorities, it was learned to
BREAK IN PRESBYTERIAN
CHURCH IS IMMINENT
According to Modernists Who Are Attend
ing Sessions of the Assembly in Co
-Columbus, ().. May 27 (By the-Associ- ;
a ted Press). —A definite break in the Pres
byterian Church in the U. S. A. is immi
nent, modernists in the denominations
General Assembly in sesison here declar
The split will come. Hr. Henry Sion TIC ;
Coffin, of New York, representing the de
cidedly liberal Presbytery, sail if the
various Presbyteries uphold the action of ;
the Assembly yesterday in voting that a
literal acceptance of the Virgin Birth is
a necessary qualification for anyone who
enters its ministry.
THIRTEEN RUM SHIPS ~
ARE OFF FOR SOUTH
Had Been at Halifax Since Being Driven
Off Rum Row by Coast Guard Cut
Halifax, N. S.. May 27 (By the Asso
ciated Press).—Two steamships and elev
en schooners, members of the liquor fleet
which put into Canadian ports after the
establishment of the United States coast
guard blockade, have departed from Hali
fax and Lunenburg and today are sail
ing for St. Pierre and southern ports, in
cluding Havana. Nassau and Bermuda.
Six other vessels of the fleet sailed last
Funeral of J. F. Goodman Saturday or
The body of Joseph P. Goodman, who
died early Tuesday morning in a, hos
pital in El Paso. Texas, is expected to
reach Concord Friday morning on train
No. 36, accompanied by Samuel Good
man. who was in Texas with his brother
when the end came.
The latest message from Mr. Goodman
leads relatives here to believe the body
will reach Atlanta in time to connect
with train No. 36 tomorrow night ,and
in that case it will reach this .'city
It is planned now to hold the fun
eral services either Saturday or Sunday,
the hour to be decided later. The serv
ices, according to tentative plans, will be
held in St. James Lutheran Church, of
which the deceased was a member.
Furniture Dealers Meeting in Raleigh.
ißy the Associated Press.)
Raleigh. May 27.—Furniture dealers
from North Carolina and South Carolina
met in Raleigh today for a two days
convention. Following the formal open
ing exercises a business session was
scheduled. There was to be n barbecue
for the visiting delegates this afternoon.
Tomorrow's program will consist of trade
Kirby Held Without Bail.
(By the Associated Press!
Winthrop, Me., May 27.—Harry A.
Kirby, charged with the murder of Miss
Aidu Heyward, whose body was found
last Saturday in a cottage which Kirby
had occupied at Lake Maranacook, was
held without bail for the September grand
jury when arraigned today in municipal
court. . j
KentlamK Ind„ May 27. —Between
eight, and twelve men in an automobile
early today beseiged the town of Brook,
home of George Ade, humorist, blew open
the vault of the State Bank, and es
caped with approximately $2,500. >
Not to Resume Negotiations With Russia.
London, May 27 (By the Associated
Press). —Former Minister Chamberlain,
answering questions today in the House
of Commons declared the British govern
ment had no intention of resuming ne
gotiations with soviet Russia.
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Miss Frances Byrd of Sweetwater,
Tenn., in the anti-evolution belt, haa
Just been adjudged the most beauts
ful girl in Tennessee.
TO MAKE SANITARY
SURVEY OF OYSTER BEDS
Os North Carolina.—Decision by Public
Raleigh. May 27. —Following the re
cent scare over the pollution of oysters
in New York, Chicago and Washington,
the United States public health service
has arranged to make a thorough sani
tary survey of the North Carolina coast
and sounds in relation to the condition
of oyster and other shell fish beds. This
announcement was made by the North
Carolina State department of. conserva
tion and development.
Following a conference held in Raleigh
with 11. E. Miller, engineer of the State
public health service, and Major Wil
liam I). Harris, acting director of the
State department of conservation and
development. Dr. Clifford Waller, of the
United States public health sendee, an
nounced that within the next few months
the federal agency would send a repre
sentative to North Carolina. This rep
resenative. it was stated, would use one
of the agency's gasoline launches from
Norfolk and make a preliminary survey
of the waters north of Beaufort, in which
it is desired that represenatives from the
State fisher : es commission, the State
board of health and the State depart
ment of conservation and development
shall participate. (hi this trip it is ex
pected that the United States public
health service official can also make a
survey nf the waters used in connect ion
with the shrimp nround Southport.
Later in tiie summer, stated Dr. Wal
ler. it is the intenttion of the United
States public health service to make a
more detailed survey of the oyster beds
and for this puropse he desires that the
State fisheries commission shall provide
a boat anil guide and a chart of coastal
waters showing the location of the prin
cipal oyster and shell fish beds.
Discussing the problem of diseased
oysters resulting from polluted waters.
Dr. Waller told State officials that from
what was now known it was the im
pression of the United States public
health service that the conditions under
which North Carolina oysters and shell
fish were grown .were the most healthful
to be found anywhere in the country.
‘■lt’is with the idea of proving this
impression that the survey is to be un
dertaken. its purposes as stated by Dr.
Waller being, first to assure the general
public of the oyster trade in the United
States that North Carolina oysters are
healthful and its beds free from pollu
tion." said a formal statement issued
from the department of conservation and
development. The statement added:
'Anil, second, to take proper safeguards
for keeping such waters free from pollu
tion. so that oyster and shell fish indus
tries may be encouraged and developed
on a larger scale.
"The investigation, which will be
shared and aided by the several State
agencies concerned, is in line with the
policy expressed by Governor McLean of
aiding in the development of the shell
fish industry, especially from the point of
view of giving publicity to the merits of
North Carolina oysters as a State prod
First Car of Peaches Shipped From
Aberdeen. May 26.—The first car of
peaches from the North Carolina sand
hills was shipped yesterday by the
Sandhill Orchard company with the
Potomac yards as destination. The
Sandhill Orchard company is located on
the Aberdeen and Rock Fish railroad,
which lino handled the shipment yester
The peach crop of the sandhills for
this year has been estimated at 2.200
cars. Os this number the Aberdeen and
Rock Fish line is expected to hnmlle
250 cars. The on‘put of the Sandhill
Orchard company for this year is esti
mated at 45 carloads. This company has
the distinction of shipping the first enr
of peaches from this section for the past
North Carolina Club Year-Book.
The 1023-24 year-book of the North
Carolina Club of the University is off
the press. The title of the book is,
"What Next in North Carolina?” The
book covers fourteen subjects of imme
diate concern to North Carolinians.
As long as the limited edition lasts a
ropy will be sent free to North Caro
linians who write for it. The price to
those outside the state is seventy-five
cents. ■ For, a copy address The Uni
versity' Extension Division, Chapel Hill,
Russia is Obsolete.
Wshington, I). C., May 27.—Official
notice has been sent to all postmasters
that mail should no longer be addressed
to Russia, but to the “Union of Socialis
tic Soviet Republics.” Adoption of this
designation was asked in a communica
tion from the Soviet Government.
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State’s Attorney Crowe Has
Police In New York On
Trail of Man Wanted as
Important Witness. *
Said His Arrest Resulted
From Hint Given to Offi
cers in Letter Sent Them
New York. May 27 (By the Associated
Press).—Today is the sixth since the
Aimindsen-Ellsworth Polar flying expe
dition hopped off for the Pole and the
whereabouts of the fliers remained as
much a mystery as ever.
When their two planes disappeared
from view of those at Kings Bay, Spitz
bergen, all communication from them
ceased as Capt. Amundsen went without
wireless equipment so as to carry as much
motor fuel as possible.
As to what has befallen the party since
there are several possibilities, but the
truth can be only a matter of conjec
Having reached the Pole or vicinity the
explorers may be spending some time in
verifying their positions and making the
necessary records to prove their feat in
the scientific world.
Again, they may have discovered a new
land in the Arctic and be engaged at pres
ent. in exploring it.
Another theory, and this is put for
ward by some who know the mettle of
the discoverer of the South Pole, is' that
he knew it would be impossible to fly
back from the Pole because of the damage
likely to be suffered by the planes on
landing, that the outward trip was made
without mishap, and the members of the
expedition, equipped with their hunting
rifles, sleeping bags, folding boats and
otlier aids, now are on their way back on
foot across the Ice, which covers the
The last possibility, and one which ad
mirers of the adventurers hesitate to en
visage. is that disaster lias befallen the
expedition, that one or both of the planes
have crashed, and that few or perhaps
none of the explorers now survive.
Pocket Knife May AM Amundsen.
T-os Angeles. May 27 (By the Asso
ciated Press). —Roald Amundsen’s pocket
knife which the explorer used to whittle
a marker for the South Pole when lie
discovered that point in 1!)11 may help
Amundsen's North Pole expendition out *
of some difficulties which experts fear
have been encountered since the Nor
wegian's two planes hopped off from
Spitsbergen last week.
Ellis Doubts Amundsen Expected to Fly
London. May 27.—('apt. Gib Ellis,
the airmail who last year piloted the
Oxford expedition to within a few hun
dred miles of the Pole, is convinced
Capt. Roald Amundsen reached his ob- '
“I believe Amundsen reached the
North Pole, abandoned his planes, and
is now making his way back afoot across
the desert of ice," Capt. Ellis said in an
interview today. "I don’t think lie can
ever have seriously hoped to return by
air. The only real landing place for his
flying boats are lanes of water in ice—•
gaps in the huge ice field, as broad as a
wide stregto' but these are treacherous
thiugs. A 'Hjiift in the wind would close
them up in half an hour, and the air
planes would be crushed to pulp by the
“Amundsen, with his two planes,
must come down in one of those lanes
on the roof of the world. He must have
landed his food anil scientific instru
ments and then abandoned the two
machines. At this moment he is prob
ably on his three months’ journey back
across 500 miles of dangerous ice
“But there is plenty of food. His
party have guns with them, with which
they can kill the wild things of the
Wants Criminal Code Enforced.
(By the Associated Press)
Washington, May 27.—President Cool
idge was urged today by Represenative
Fish, of New York, a Republican mem
ber of the House foreign affairs commit
tee. to enforce a section of the criminal
code which provides a fine and imprison
ment for Americans who misrepresent
the views of the government to officials
of foreign nations.
Leaders in Cathedral Outrage Hanged.
Sofia, May 27 (By the Associated
Press). —Three of the leaders in the re
pent bombing of the Sveti Krahl cathe
drnl in which 160 persons were killed,
were hanged here today. The men exe
cuted were: Zadgorsky, custodian of the
cathedral, Friedman and Koeff.
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WHAT SAT’S BEAR SAYS
Fair tonight and Thursday, slightly.
waiuer Thursday iu west portion.