• ASSOCIATED 9
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No Hope Held Out For The
Fifty Men Trapped in Carolina
Mine After Three Explosions
EIGHT DEAD BODIES
TAKEN FROM MINE
Soon ‘After the Tragedy Six
Dead Bodies Were Locat
ed, and Two More Were
Found During the Night.
Although They Have Given
Up All Hope of Finding
Alive , Any of Their En
Coal Glen, May 28 (By the Associated
I'resa). —The glimmer of hope that some
of the -three scores or more miners en
tombed in the Carolina Coal Company
early yesterday might be rescued alive
wavered and went out today in the heart
of rescue workers, who through the night
labored in the ret-esses of the mine.
Afterdamp, dread enemy of the miner,
claimed their lives if they survived the
series of explosions which closed their
passages to the exterior, rescue workers
declared. But despite this belief, which J
gained headway through the night, they
labored no less faithfully in the effort
to reach their imprisoned comrades of
Throughout the night hundreds of men.
women and children, relatives of the en
tombed men. strained against the bar
rier ropes surrounding the dusky en
trance to the mine.
The arrival of a mine car from West
Virginia, whence it was ordered by the
bureau of mines, today was expected
to facilitate the work of rescue.
Mine officials believed the men would
be found in the main shaft after a wall
of debris had been cleared away.
Hospital and other relief facilities were
made available to care for any mail who
mif>t be rescued alive, A hospital unit
from Port Braes, sent here ye-tetday.
stood by to aid should sis services be
Adjutant General J. Van B Metis
again made a survey of the situation to
Two More Bodies Taken From Mine.
Coal Glen. N. C„ May 28 (By the As
sociated Press). —The bodies of Geo. N.
Anderson, fire boss, and Shubert Ander
son, were brought to the surface at 3:30
this morning, bringing the total number
removed from the mine disaster here to 8.
The bodies were found 1,800 feet down
The two bodies will be shipped to Bir
mingham, Ala., their homes.
Coal Glenn, N. C.. May 28 (By the
Associated Press).—Beneath a summer I
sun, the relentless search for the en-1
tombed victims of the Carolina Coal
Company mine disaster of yesterday con
tinued here today, stimulated by federal
aid. At., midday eight bodies had been
brought to the surraee, after the steady
work of rescue workers for twenty-four
hours had cleared the main shaft of the
mine nearly 2.000 feet in the depths of
the earth. It was estimated that from
fifty to sixty-three men still remained
beyond this level and little hope was en
tertained that the men would be reached
Hope, which through the night had
kept hundreds of grief stricken relatives
of the entombed men standing near the
mine waiting earnestly and tensely as
each crew returned from the lower levels,
was virtually abandoned early today when I
it was found an almost solid wall of j
slate had closed the main shaft of the I
mine, perhaps cutting the men behind it
off from the foul air caused by the three
explosions near the surface, but at the
same time effectually closing off their
only avenue of fresh air. Experienced
miners were of the opinion that the men
would not be extricated before tomorrow
■at the earliest, and when it was not
expected any would be alive. Mine of
ficials today were also less confident that
the men would be removed alive after the
physical conditions within the mine had
There was no demonstration today by
the hundreds packed as closely about the
mouth of the shaft as the guards would
permit. The hope of yesterday had been
succeeded by black despair today, but
there was outward calm today.
But if there was an outburst of grief,
the faces of the relatives of the entombed
gen reflected their inner grief, intensi
fied by a long night of vigil.
The American Legion Auxiliary of
Sanford and the local chapter of the
American Bed Cross were on duty min
istering to the physical wanta of the
rescue workers. Through the black hours
of the night the women stood by with
coffee and sandwiches for the workers,
and today those who had worked all
night were relieved by another shift
which came from Sanford.
Shortly before 10 o’clock a car from
the Bureau of Mines at Washington ar
rived at the mine in charge of T. T.
Head, safety service director of the bu
reau, and E. H. Gross, foreman of op
erations. The experts were accom
panied by one or two workers of tfie bu-
Ten Pages Today
The Concord Daily Tribune
reau, while an additional crew was ex
pected late today from Birmingham.
Ala., and other points. Immediately
after the men arrived they went over
the conditions in the mine with those in
charge of the work, and it was announced
, if a sufficient crew of experienced work
ers could be obtained, the task of going
forward in the shaft would proceed at
once. Men estimated it would be to--
morrow or later bpfore the recesses of the
mine believed to hold the greater num
ber of the men would be reached.
Were S 3 Men in the .Mine.
Coal Genn, X. C., May 28 (By the
Associated Press).—A careful re-jeheyk by
the timekeeper of the Carolina Coal Com
pany's mine, it was stated, showed that
there were 53 men recorded as having
been ip the mine at the time of the ex
plosion. Os these, 27 yere white, and
20 negroes. Eight bodies, five white
anfi three negroes, had been recovered.
Records of the mine showed that 51)
men, 39 white and 20 negroes, had com
prised the crew which went into the
mine at 8 a. m., while mine officials re
ported that 71 miners' lamps were out
and it was believed the entombed list
might be increased when finally checked.
Hope was expressed tonight by Bion
H. Butler, vice president of the mining
company, and William Hill, of the Cum
nock Coal Mine, nearby, that the en
tombed men might still live. . Miners
from the Cumnock company aided
throughout the day in the work of res
Air Clear In Mine.
Mr. Hill said that the air was clear
[in the.mine below where the bodies were
fouud and this was held to indicate by
officials that the eutrapped men might
still survive. The fans were kept going
all day purifying the inner recesses of
the mine, that eager fellow workers and
those from nearby points might pene
trate further into the dark passages that
were believed to hold the victims of the
Mr. Butler told newspaper men to
night that his information was to the
effect that the first explosion was iu
the second right lateral of the ipine,
approximately a thousand feet from the
entrance. He added that if this was
true the main shaft may not have tilled
witt gas. but merely was blocked with
The two subaquent explosions were
believed by other* t* ro irtfve' oOeurmi'be
tween the second right shaft and the
opening. The second and third explo
sions came at half hour intervals after
that at 9:30 o'clock which had blocked
the men from the entrance.
Mine authorities said the finding of
the eix bodies climaxed what appeared
to be almost a rescue for them, the men
apparently having died only a short time
before they were reached.
Seen* of Sorrow.
This section tonight presented a 'scene
of sorrow and suspense, with women and
children, composing the families of the
men caught in the lap of the disaster,
gathered as near the scene as possible,
waiting and praying that their father or
brother might be returned safely to them,
. yet grimly realizing that only a miracle
| could have saved them.
Many, too, awaited hopefully for rescue
cars rushing across neighboring states to
the aid of the pent-in miners, and hoped
against time that they might not be
too late. Leaders of the rescue work
had been authorized of action taken by i
the bureau of mines at Washington to j
lend aid and were looking forward to I
their arrival, although feverish workers j
toiled as rapidly as possible that they
might if possible effect a rescue at any
Little hope of reaching the entombed
men before tomorrow' was held, those in
While two lorries of troops from Fort
Bragg were sent to the scene, their serv
ices were declined. Adjutant General
(Metts, representing Governor McLean,
is on the grounds and declared that he
j would remain at the mine for two or
NO PROGRESS SO FAR
IN SHEPHERD TRIAL
Robert Whit* Is IttuTMiaaing and Only
Few Jurors Have Been Chosen.
(By the Associated Press)
Chicago, May 28. —Interest in the
swiftly moving side drama of the Shep
herd case, depicting alleged bribery and
attempted jury, fixing is now divided be
tween the thusfar unsuccessful search in
New York for Robert White, State’s
witness, and disclosures said to have been
made to the State's attorney’s office dis
closing the'reasons why White fled from
the city. .•
Nearly as unsuccessful as the search
for White has been the selection of a
jury that is to try f WiUiara D. Shepherd
on charge of murdering William N. Mc-
Olintook. No progress was made in yes
terday’s questioning of venire men, and
the call of veniremen was well down
in the third special panel of 100 today.
Only three jurors were definitely ac
Sanford Legion Auxiliary Quirk to Give
Sanford, May 27.— Sanford unit,
American Legion Auxiliary, wns the first
organization on the ground with food
' and other essentials for the Cumnock
mine disaster today. The Auxiliary pro
' vided day and night ahifts, aiding ma
terially the families of the dead. Rescue
workers were directed by Miss Fan Ed
| wards, president and Miss Nannie D.
■ Riddle, secretary of the Auxiliary.
The Unversity of Chicago is said to be
the only big college where girl students
have added polo td their list of sports.
Two co-ed polo teams have been organ
ized at the Midway institution.
CONCORD, N. C., THURSDAY, MAY 28, 1925
| NAMES OF THE DEAD
REMOVED LAST NIGHT
• Men at Carolina Coal Mine Buried Under
i 20 Tons of Rock.
1 Sanford, May 27. —Two' score men were
■ trapped eight hundred feet under ground
: in the Carolina Coal Mine 1 nine miles
from here today when three successive
• explosions of gas wrecked the shaft.
■ blocking all escape and none among the
• mining experts who are directing the res
cue work holds out the faintest hope that
any of them will be removed ilive.
Twelve hundred feet from the month
of the slanting shaft into the mine a
. handful of relief men work feverishly
with a mountain of crumbled slate and
; timber. Beyond the wall of debris a fire
rages, and the thousands who wait s ; -
I lently about the mouth of the shaft can
■ only wonder what else goes on beneath ■
the quiet earth beneath their feet.
I Six of the men are known to he dead
and their bodies were brought out at S
■ o'clock tonight. Superintendent Howard
Butler who n*hed into the shaft imme
diately after the first explosion saw them
caught there beneath the tangled mass of
slate and timber. A second explosion
shook the mine and the young superin
tendent was scarcely able to fight his
way back before a third and final deton
ation closed the throat of the shaft and
hid the men from his s ; ght.
Tonight rescue workers arc attacking
twenty tons of rock which block the
shaft just beyond the point where t(ie
first bodies were recovered. While the
bodies removed showed some signs of
burns, it appears that they were, killed
by falling rock.
The six men whose bodies were brought
to the surface tonight and sent to a San
ford undertaking establishment were:
White—A. I/. Holland. W. E. Byerly.
Hollis Richardson and Zcff Rimer.
Colored—Will Iriek and one other uni
TO CLOSE ASSEMBLY
Which Has Been in Session in Lexing
ton. Ky., Since Last Thursday.
(By the Associated Press)
Lexington, May 28.—The General As
sembly of the Presbyterian Church in the
United States met this morning Tor its
last session of the 46tlj annuST' gather
'ingT' < xthsf 'of its DUaihesk.Transacted, Ihe
church court wns expected to act before
adjournment on the partial report of
the bills and overtures committee, report
on men’s work, finance and the budget,
and a proposed change in the church year.
The majority and minority reports of
the Montreat Association near Asheville,
N. C., were submitted last night, and
were before the court when adjournment
was taken today. The two reports indi
cate different methods of vesting control
of the Association in trustees of the
Convening last Thursday, the Assembly
received reports of more than a score of
committees, and more than 200 overtures
from various Presbyteries and Synods.
MAY BE FURTHER CUT
General Staff Asked to Make Study of
Effect Another Reduction Would Make
Upon Military Establishment.
Washington. May 28 (By the Asso
ciated Press). —The army general staff
j has been directed to make a study, of
I the effect upbn the military establish
i ment of further .progressive reductions
in army appropriations, should that be
ordered under the administration’s econ
The study is understood to have been
ordered on the basis of a White House
communication to the war department.
Whether other government departments
have received similar budget economy
suggestions has not been disclosed. At
the navy department Secretary Wilbur
would not say whether the naval budget
officers were engaged in a study similar
to that in the war department.
IN STATE IS $850,084
North Carolina Synod Asks For the
Largest Amount in the Asseojhly.
Lexington, Ky., May 27.—The general
assembly of the Presbyterian Church in
the United States (southern), in ses
sion here, today made up the budget for
the coming year. The various synods
were classified on the membership per
Six synods were placed in'the highest
per capita quota, that of sl2 per year.
Oklahoma’s quota was placed at $5 and
Snedecor Memorial (negro) synod, $2
North Carolina in sl2 classification,
asked for the largest amount, $850.084;
Virginia second, $728.788; South Caro
lina third, $403,183.
WHh Our Advertisers.
Two five-passenger Dodge touring cars
in good mechanical condition at the Corl
You can get the very best foods the
market affords at Cline & Moose’s at all
times. They deliver, too.
The Palmetto Lodge at Wrightsville
! Reach opens May 20th. See ad. iu this
; Bride's gifts of jewelry at the Starnes
-1 Miller-Parker Co.
' Two More May Bargain Days at the
■ Parks-Belk Co.’s
The Parks-Beik Co. is striving to make
■ the month of May the biggest month in
the history of the store. With that aim
many big specials are being offered and
s as only two more days remain you had
) better go Friday and Saturday and get
. your share of the bargains. See half page
- ad. today in both The Tribune and The
i '* i M '
A bust of Jefferson Davis, first pres
ident of the Confederate States, has
been made In bronze by Celo Neill
aculptor, of Dallas, Tex. Replicas
will be placed In the schools
throughout the south.
DEAD LETTER OFFICE
WASTE IS AVOIDABLE
Week of .June 1-7 to Be Observed as
“Better Mailing Week ”
Washington. May 28.—Postmaster Gen
eral New has determined to attempt to
curb careless correspondent* and prod
parcel post users who are responsible for
a drag on the postal service which causes
an enormous economic and considerable
financial lons 'each year.
With a view to 'reducing dead letters
and parcels, now going to the dead let
ter office at (he rate of 21,000.000 let
ters and 803.000 parcels a year, the post
master general has designated the week
of .lime 1 to 7 as “Belter Mailing
Week." during which a nationwide cam
paign will bo conducted to educate ev
eryone to use more care in the addressing
“If everyone who'-mailed a letter or
parcel put a return address on the. en
velope < and the proper place is the up
per left-hand corner, not the back),“ says
the postmaster general, “the dead letter
office could be and n vast amount
of money, time and energy saved. More
than 99 per cent. ofatlead letters contain
no clue to the seitdevrM the envelope.
“Mistakes are bound to occur, but in
vestigation of claims and complains di
vulges that in the vast majority of cases
it is the maifer rather than the postal
clerk who makes the error. We are
going to try to do better. We are striv
ing for that goal of perfection, and we
would like for you, to co-operate with us
and help reducing that appalling dead
letter revenue. It can be done by:
“Addressing letters plainly, leaving out
nothing that will help the carrier make
"Putting return address in upper left
“Using strong cord and stout paper.”
Os the 21,803.000 pieces of mail which
went to the dead letter office last year,
100.000 letters were in perfectly blank
envelopes. Cash removed from dead
letters amounted tot $55,523 which was
turned into the United States treasury
because its owners could not be located
owing to lack of return and other ad
dresses , Postage stamps amounting to
$12,165 were similarly found in unde
liverable and unreturnnble mail. Checks,
drafts and money orders amounting to
$3,540,452 likewise were found but they
represented only so muoh paper because
they could not be cashed and have to be
held a year for reclaiming, then to be
The I‘evenue of the dead letter office
is sufficient to keep that institution func
tioning but it is not nearly enough to
pay the annual hill for support of the
“Nixie,” as postal employees call a let
ter or parcel so improperly addressed that
it cannot be delivered to the addresse
nor returned to the sender without spe
cial treatment. This special treatment,
called directory service, costs the tax
payers $1,740,000 a year. In New York
City alone it costs SSOO a day to look
up addresses. "Approximately 200.000.-
000 pieces of mail yearly are given di
rectory service. The simple addition
of a return address would obviate it en
tirely post officials say.
Greatt Brains Not Always Big
New York. May 28. —The announce
ment from Paris that the brain of the
late Anatole France, the great French
writer, has been found to have been be
low the average age in sized and weight
is but another proof of a fact that has
long been known to the scientists, name
ly, that the s-ize and weight of the brain
are no index to its mental capacity. The
mental superiority of a man. say the
scientists, is due rather to the quality
and organization of his brain than to the
The usual weight of a man’s brain is
said to be 49 1-2 ounces, as against a
woman’s 44 ounces. Many celebrated
men in the past have possessed brains
weighing less than the average of 49 1-2
ounces of mankind generally. A brain
weighing over 60 ounces—said to have
been the heaviest known—wns the poss
ession of a man who was senrely up to
the average in intelligence and who
earned but a small wage during the
whole of his lifetime.
Laborers Needed on Eastern Track
1 Raleigh, May 28.— Frank D. Grist.
1 commissioner of labor and printing, has
I issued a statement to the effect that 2,000
I I laborers are needed in the trucking sec
■ tions of eastern North Carolina for the
! pest sixty days, to pick peas, beans, etc.
1 Mr. Grist stated that-the wages ranged
fro ms 2 to $4 a day for men and women.
FEEL AMUNSEN AND
' FRIENDS ARE SAFE
Despite the Fact the Explor
ers Have Been Gone Seven
Days Relief Measures Are
Not Underway Yet.
Men Who Have Explored the
Frozen North Hold That
Party Could Be at Number
of Places of Safety.
(By the Anffoctnteri Press)
New York. Slay 28.—Although almost
seven (lays have passed without word
from the Amitndsen-Ellsworth North Pole
aerial expendition, plans for the organi
zation of relieving parties in Norway and
America have been halted on the adviee
of veteran . explorers. The concensus
appears to be the fliers are in no im
Knud Rasmussen, the Danish explor
er, points to the possibility of Amundsen
going to Fort Cogner, or Cape Columbia,
in which case nothing could be heard
from him until the first mail front Tliulle,
about this time next year. Bernon 1,.
Prentice, brother-in-law of Lincoln Ells
worth. financial backer, and member of
tlie expendition, says he is ready at any
time in his capacity as chairman to call
the American advisory,.committee togeth
er to raise funds for the relief party,
but that thus far no alarm is felt. He
also declared that Amundsen intended
heading for Alaska from the Pole if con
ditions were favorable.
Donald B. McMillan, who will head
the all-American expedition into the
it was too early-to become alarmed for
it was too early tot become alarmed for
the safety of the party.
CONTROVERSY WILL, BE
STCDIED BY COMMISSION
Modernist-Fundamentalist Controversy Is
Given Over to 15 Men For Study.
(By the Associated Press)
Columbus. ()., May 28.—The eventual
outcome of the modernist-fuudamentalistie
controversy in the Presbyterian Church
of the P-pited States rested in the hands
of a commission of 15 to study the entire
issue when the General Assembly of the
Church adjourned here yesterday. Mem
bers of the commisKoi rnnebpN etaoinnu
bers of the commisison are to be appoint
ed by the new moderator. Dr. Chas. R.
Erdman, and the body will report back
at the next Assembly.
Hie controversy, thought to have beeu
settled, flared up again in the elosiug
sessions of the Assembly. The modernist
faction asserted that if the action of the
Assembly holding acceptance of the Vir
gin birth necessary for the licensure of
ministers is ratified by the church body,
a general split ih the denomination is in
Honorying the Memory of Locke Crajg.
Asheville, May 28.—Honoring the
memory of the late Locke Craig, gover
nor of North Carolina from 1913 to
1917, Asheville will open a park on the
scenic Swannanoa River May 30th.
The Craig Memorial Park i 6 planned
as a large playground centered around
a thirty-acre lake, with drives surround
ing the water. There will be a large
open air swimming pool, a dance pavilion
extending over the waters of the lake,
and other recreational devices.
A particular feature of the park will
be a zoo, planned along lines that will
allow wide growth. The collection of
animals so far is largely native with wild
cats, skunks, racoons, civet cats, e!k
and bears, all from the Carolina moun
tains. Native and foreign snakes will
be placed in the collection as soon as
they can be caught.
One of the best equipped tourist camps
in the state also is planned in connec
tion with the park grounds. The whole,
together with the other city parks and
playgrounds, is to be administered by a
committee of the Chamber of Commerce,
under the supervision of the city commis
sioners. The Asheville baseball club
is administered in the same way and is,
said to be the noly municipality owned j
club in the country.
Secretary Weeks Undergoes Operation.
(By the Associated Press)
Boston, May 28.—Secretary of War,
John W. Weeks, was operated on today
at the Philipps House, Masssuchusetts
General Hospital for gall stones. A bul
letin issued by Dr. Daniel Fiske Jones,
the operating surgeon, said that Mr.
Weeks' condition was good.
Potomac Bankers to Meet in Delaware.
(By the Associated Press)
Charlotte. May 28.—Wilmington. Del
aware, was chosen an the next conven
tion city of the Potomac State Bankers’
Association, which closed here today with
: the date to be selected later. L. E.
; Storck. of Parkersburg. W. Va., was
[ chosen as president for the ensuing year.
i "■"* i. .ii.li .s.i—ii.in e
> Senior Class Play
‘Jane Takes a Hand’
; High School Audi
1 May 29, 8:15 P. M.
Finals at Two SchWs
At Mt. Held
I WHERE BACHELORS ARE TAXED
. In Argentina Bachelors Have to Pay a
Wellington. I). C„ May 28.—1 f Flori
, da,s proposed taxation on the unmar
ried had materialized, it would not be the
1 first time that bachelors have been eom
i pelled to pay for their single blessed
ness. History recounts that in >he time
of Elizabeth the bachelors in England
were compelled to pay the sum of about
one dollar a year during their celibacy.
Considering what a man sometimes
has to pay nowadays for a wife, there
are probably many who would prefer
to chip in a dollar a year in the way
of a bachelor’* tax. But even today there
is at least one country when it scarcely
pays to remain celibate. In Argentina
the bachelor has to pay a substantial
and progressive tax. If he Ims not taken
a wife by the time he has reached his
twenty-fifth birthday he must pay a fine
of five dollars a month to the Govern
ment ; if at thirty-five he has not seen
the error of his ways the fine is increas
ed to ten dollars a month, and at this
figure it remains for fifteen years.
But if a.t fifty he still fights shy of
tlie altar lie is looked on as more or less
hopeless, and the fine is diminished
every year until at eighty he is exempt.
Recently a man in Buenos Aires who
had paid his fine cheerfully up to the
mature age of exemption celebrated his
freedom by getting married.
THE COTTON MARKET
Very Quiet Early Today. With Opening
Steady at Unchanged Prices to Decline
of 5 Points.
(By the Associated Press.)
New York. May 28. —The cotton mar
ket was very quiet again early today
ami traders still seemed to be waiting
for the govreninent report early next
week. The opening was sternly at un
changed prices to a decline of five points,
under selling influence by relatively easy
cables. The effect of lower cables was
offset to some extent by a lower private
condition report, and after selling off to
22.32 for October or about six points net
lower, the market rallied to approximate
ly the closing prices of yesterday on cov
ering. A southwestern authority esti
mated t\e condition of the crop at 73.3
per cent, or considerably below the aver
age of recent private, figures, and placed
the probable increase in acreage at 4.6
Cotton futures opened steady: July
22.97: Oetober 22.35: December 22.51}
January 22.10; March 22.35.
THAW EXPLAINS' A BOLT
ATTENTION TO DANCER
Admits “Deep Admiration” For Dancer
on Whom He Has Been Lavishing At
(By the Associated Press)
New York, May 28.—The New York
American today quotes Harry K. Thaw
in explanation of his association with
Miss Fawn Gray, dancer, who the paper
says lias received $5,000 worth of dia
mond bracelets from him :
“I shan’t say I love her, but 1 will ad
mit a deep admiration.” Thaw is quoted
as saying. “I was struck by her enchant
ing personality and grace; She remind
ed me much of tlie girls when I was a
“I’ll bet she will be married to some
other mun within n year. It is ridicu
lous to think anyone cares anything
Executive Clemency Declined.
(By the Associated Press)
Raleigh. May 28. —Governor McLean
has declined to extend executive clem
ency to the following:
W. B. Chilton, Guilford county, serv
ing three years in the State's prison on
the charge of larceny.
Forest Armstrong, Edgecome county,
serving six months on the roads on the'
charge of violating the prohibition law.
S. E. Rogers, Mecklenburg county,
serving six months on (lie roads on the
charge of receiving stolen goods.
(F. L. Hoffman, Gaston county, serving
ten months on the roads on tlie charge
of violating the prohibition law.
Mayo Granger. Columbus county, serv
ing twenty-five years in the State’s pris
on on the charge of second degree mur
Amos Alsobrooks, Union coutny, serv
j ing eighteen months on the roads on the
I charge of an assault with a .deadly weap-
Will Douglas. Yadkin county, serving
six months on the roads on a charge of
Lonnie McCall. Mecklenburg county,
an inmate of tlie Morrison Training
Marcus Dale. Burke county, serving
twelve months on tlie roads on the charge
of violating the prohibition law.
Howard Bethea, Wilson county, serv
ing twenty years in the State’s prison
on the charge of murder in the second de
Montrose and Oscar Gore, Columbus
county, serving twenty-four and fifteen
months on the roads on the charge of an
A. W. Hilton, Catawba county, serv
ing four years in the State's prison on
the charge of burning a barn .
Gus Dutton, Richmond county, serv
■ ing four months on the roads on the
charge of gambling.
Clifford Brown. Hoke county, serv
ing two years on the roads on the charge
of violating the prohibition law.
Edward A. Motley, Guilford county,
serving ten years in the State's prison
on the charge of storebreaking .
Melvin Mangum, Franklin county,
serving eighteen months on the roads on
the charge of an assualt with a dealy
A cheerful disposition is like air in a
tire. There doesn't seem to be much of
it, but it makes the going easier and
happier for everybody. The rougher the
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Exercises For Mt. Pleasant
Collegiate Institute and
Mont Amoena Seminary
Attended by Big Crowds.
Finals Started Several Days
Ago and Were Concluded
With Graduating Exercises
Dignified and impressive ceremonies
marked the closing exorcises of Mount
Pleasant Collegiate Institute and Mont
Amoena Seminary, held Wednesday morn*
ing at 10 o'clock in the Auditorium at
Larger numbers than has ever been
seen in Mt. Pleasant at any graduation
exercises attended, according to Col. Geo.
F. McAllister, head of the Institute. Tbit
was more gratifying, he added, in view
of the fact that practically every school
in recent years has experienced a reduc
tion in the number of persons attending.
Tlie finals were begun by members of
the Senior Class at the Seminary who
read essays. Chosen for this honor were
Misses Edith Amick. Doris Isenhour,
Kate Hammill and Blanche Fink. This
was followed by a spirited contest for the
orator’s medal by representatives of the
Senior Collegiate Class, the six orators
be : ug B. W. Cruse. It. V. Goodman, S. It.
McEachern. and W. C. Thomas. S. It.
McEaehern of Concord, was the winner of
the medal, his subject being "The Need
of the World”.
Following tlie orator's contest were
the awarding of diplomas, presentation
of medals and announcements. Most,
noteworthy nmong the announcements
was the statement that the new dormi
tory at the Institute, built to take care
of the overflow of students, will be ready
for occupancy by the beginning of the
next school year. The following medals
were presented the Colegiate Institute
students: Scholarship medal. M. B. Dry,
of Gold Hill: Greek medal. M. L. Pen
uinger. of Mt. Pleasant; History medal,
(a new addition to the list of prizes), to,
C. A. Honeycutt, of Gold Hill; French
medal to A It.. Reitzer. of Lexington;
Orator's medal. S. R. McEachern. of Con
cord : Debater's medal to P. G. Stogner,
of Sontbmout. and Deelaimer's medal to
S. A. Grovenstein. of Chattanooga. The
Scholarship modal --from the Seminary
went to Miss Kate Kluttz, of Mt. Pleas
The loving enp, given to the best of the
literary societies of the Seminary, was
won by the Alpha Chapter of the Bern
heim Society, the grade for the year be
ing 94.6 per cent.
A feature of the Commencement Exer
cises was the play which was given on
Monday night by 'members of the two
schools, coached by Mrs. George F. Mc-
Allister. “If I Were King” by Jnstin
H. McCarthy, was presented with great
success. Very flattering comments were
made by the audience, the concensus of
opinion being that it was one of the
most entertaining plays given in years.
An overflow audience greeted the play
Collegiate Institute graduates who re
ceived their diplomas were William Thom,
as Ballard, Richard Bowie Bennett, Ber
nard William Cruse, William Rudolph
I. ingle. Sleiman Rutledge McEachern,
Alex Henry MacLaughlin, Charles Phil
lips MacLaughlin, Murray Leonard Pen
ninger, Arthur Raymond Reitzel, Walter
Carr Thomas, Charles Kluppelberg Wal
ters, Richard Vann AVhelcss and Albert
Kenneth Weisner. Certificates were
awarded to the following: Howard Bos
tion Cline, Marvin Adam Boger, Charles
] Glenn Farmer, Ree Veit Goodmnn, Rob
ern Brown McAllister and William Thom
as Mock, Jr.
Commencement exercises began for the
students of the two institutions on Fri
day night when they met for the annual
reception which was held at the Collegiate
Institute. The feature of the night’s
program, in addition to the social part,
was the dedication of the first edition of
an Annual, “The Tour Path”, to Col.
George F. McAllister.
On Saturday afternoon at 6 o’clock, the
Senior Class of Mont Amoena gave their
Class-Day Exercises on the campus of
Rev. E. R. McCauley, P. D.. of Ral
cigli, delivered the baccalaureate sermon
Sunday morning, making a forceful and
inspiring address to the graduates. The
address before the Y. M. C. A. was deliv
ered Sunday night by Rev. H P. Wyriek.
Tlie Deelaimer's contest foe a Gold
Medal was held by members of tlie Pre
paratory Literary Society, the following
declamations being rendered: S. A. Grov
enstein. The Rider of the Black Horse;
A. L. Horne, The Roman Sentinel; •P.
H. Lipe. Truth and Victory; F. A. Mos
er. The Traitor’s Death Bed; H. H. Sloop,
A Plan For Permanent Peace; and J. H.
Taylor. Southern Chivalry. Tlie winner
was S. A. Grovenstein.
One of the most entertaining features
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