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The City’s Dream for Years
Begins to Materialize—Big
Steam Shovel Already on
Band for Business.
in nine' Months
Some ThinkitWiil Not Take
the Contractors as Long a
Time as That as They Are
Real Builders.
Work will be started Monday digging
the excavations for the new hotel ami
Cord's stream for years, a vision of
a beautiful and modern hostelry, com
mensurate with* the needs of the city, will
begin to materialize.
Already, a steam shovel has been haul
ed to the corner of the lot next to the
Reed property in order that it may be in
readiness for an early start at the open
ing hour Monday and workmen are in
the city ready to operate it.
Excavations will immediately be fol
lowed by actual building operations and
in nine months or less, the new struc
ture, rearing itself above the surround
ing buildings, xyill be reaily for occupancy.
The contractors, Hunkin-Conkey, are con
fident that they can finish the job in the
allotted period of time, nine months. One
prominent official has been quoted as say
ing that, in his opinion, the work will
not take that long.
The Hunkin-Conkey Company is one
of the largest contracting firms in the |
country. Their main office is at Cleve
land with a branch office in Charlotte.
One of the first buildings which they
constructed in this section of the state
was the Johnston Building iu Charlotte.
More recently they have completed the
Hotel Poinsette in Greenville, valued at
over a million dollars.
The contract for the construction of the
new Concord Hotel was let two weeks
ago at a figure around $300,000. The
committee which had charge of letting
the contract waa composed of George L.
Patterson, L. D. Coltraue, T. D. Man ess
and T. H. W.ebb. W. L. Stoddanlt, ar
chitect, was in conference with the com
mittee during its deliberations.
Pc A. LotMuiiurr
Hunk'n-Conkey Col, was in the city yes
tevijay getting plans in shape for the be
ginning of the work. With him were A.
R. Turney, Southern manager, and Cap
Erwin, official in the company- Mr. Tur
ney wiH have active charge it the work
of erecting the hotel. His headquarters
is Charlotte.
Speeding on Way to Return to Wisconsin,
the Body of Her Favorite Son.
(By the Associated Preset
I-afollftte Funeral Train, Garrett, Ind..
June 20.—Returning to Wisconsin her
favorite son, the special train body of
Senator Robert M. T.aFolette passed
early today across the middle western
plains which in years gone by “Fighting
Bob" had on more than one occasion
made his political battling grounds.
Here and there along the way from
Washington, crowds gathered to pay the
last tribute to a leader whose voice, but
so lately a power in the nation, is now
forever stilled in death. Many got only
a fleeting glimpse of the funeral ear as
it dashed by villages and way stations.
First of a Series of Three Games.—King
George and Queen Mary Among Those
Who Saw Game.
London. June 20 (By the Associated
Press). —The U. S. Army polo team
won its match with the British army
team played at the Hurlington Club to
day. by a score of 8 goals to 4.
This is the first of a series of 3 games
to be played by the 11. S. Army and
the British Army teams. The other
matches will be played June 24' and
June 27th.
King George and Queen Mary, the
Duke and Duchess of York, Prinee Hen
ry and American Ambassador Houghton
were among the distinguished persons to
witness the match. '•
Van Orman Protests Decision.
Brussels, June 20 (By the Associated
Press). —The American balloonist, Wade
T. Van Orman, today formally protested
yesterday’s decision of the Aero Club de
claring the Belgina M. Veenstra winner
of the recent'Gordon Bennett cup balloon
race. The protest automatically sus
pends the award of the cup of Veen
Fame Won on a Bet.
London, June 20.—Fame cornea sud
denly to few men, but it came to Sir
Rider Haggard in a single night. From
the moment of the publication of “King
Solomine’s Mines,” the name of this pop
u’ar writer, whose death recently came
as a great shock to his countless admir
ers, was a household word all over the
English-peaklng world.
All unpaid City Taxes for the
years 1923 and 1924 will be ad
vertised and sold after July Ist,
18-3 t. City Tax Collector.
The Concord Daily Tribune
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Here is Isabelle Poi>e, fiancee of Wil
liam MoClintock, for whose death Wil
liam Shepherd is on trial in Chicago, as
she appeared as a witness for the state.
The engagement ring given her by Me-
Clintock is still worn by Miss Pope, as
can be seen in the picture.
CoolMge Has New Cook. Third Change
In Last Three Months.
Washington, June 20.—President Cool
idge, like other householders, has been
having trouble with his cooks. i
The secret leaked out through appear
ance on the roster of those who will
accompany Mr. Coolidge to Swainpseott
of the name of Julia Jongbloet as the
President's cook. It developed that
Martha M. Mulvey, as cook extraordi
nary to Presidents sinee Roosevelt, has
retired, and three others, having served
the in the last three months.
Reasons for the changes are guarded
carefully. The White House kitchen is
said to be clean and airy and there
should be no difficulty from that source
in getting cooks to stay.
Mrs. Mulvey made a reputation for a
variety of dishes, depending on the lik
ing of the particular President. Under
Coolidge wheat cakes and sausages have
been the customary offering at the sena
torial breakfast. It is also understood
Mrs. Mulvey was proficient with sa't pork
and .allk gravy, which also pleases Presi
dent Coolidge’s palate.
There is a suggestion that White
House economy, which requires the
weighing out of all foods, may have a
bearing on the situation, and it is also
recalled that Mr. Coolidge had indiges
tion May 23rd.
The new cook, who has been at the
White House about a week, came with
recommendations from persons in New
Plans for Suitable Memorial for Dead
Madison. Wis.. June 20.—Plans for a
suitable memorial to its dead leader were
started by Wisconsin- as the 'state pre
pared today to receive the body of Rob
, ert M. LaFoliette. A monument on the
. capital grounds by public subscription, or
. a memorial building at Madison was sug
| gested, with the final decision in the
hands of a committee to be appointed by
the legislature.
I Rear Admiral Robinson Applies for Re
j Washington, June 20 (By the Asso
ciated Press). —Rear Admiral J. K. Rob
, inson, who was a storm ‘center in the
( Teapot Dome investigation, and who
twice has been denied promotion has ap
plied for early retirement from the navy.
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Last Showing Today H
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A Big First National I
Glenn Crisman, of Alabama,
is Playing Ted Foster, of
Florida, for the Southern
Crisman Was Three Up On
Foster at the Last Report.
—Details of the Interest
ing Games.
Biltmore Forest Club, Asheville. N. 0.,
June 20 (By the Associated Press.)—
Glenn Crisman, Selma, Ala., college
played, was 2 up on S. E. “Ted" Foster,
of Jacksonville, Fla., at the end of the ‘
first 18 holes of the 36-hole finals for the I
Southern Amateur Golf Championship I
here today. Crisman ttas 3 up at the I
turn, but Foster got ■ one buck on the j
second 0. The Jacksonville player won 1
the last two holes of the morniug round, j
scoring a birdie four on No. 17, and win-}
ning with a Par 4on the home hole. |
Foster got a long drive on No. 12 and
both were on in 2- Crissman’s down
hill put missed the cup and Foster had
the same experience and left Crissman
a stymie. Foster won 4 against 5, leav
ing Crissman two up.
Tee shots on 13 were long and straight
and seconds got them botli home. Foster
took three putts and Crissman was'again
3 up.
Foster found the rough from the tee
on the 14th, and came out in a trap.
Crissman was on and Foster was again
trapped oil his third.
His fourth went over the green and
he picked up. Crissman was then 4 up.
Biltmore Forest Club, Asheville. N. C..
June 20 (By the Associated Press), —
Glenn Crisman, of Selma, Ala., was three
up on “Ted” Foster, of Jacksonville, Fla.,
at the end of the first nine holes of the 30
hole final for the Southern Golf amateur
Foster blissed his drive on the 512-yard
seveuth and needed four to get home
while Crisman was on in two. Foster
conceded this hole and Crisman took the
lead. Both had. good tea, shots at No. 8
and Crisipan placed his second well on,
'making three straight holes won. Foster
was trapped on the short ninth but made
a good recovery. Crisman missed the
green but was up on his second and down
in three, Foster missed.
Foster outhit Crisman from the tee oh
No. 10. Both got home with their sec
onds, Crisman with a spoon and Foster
using an iron. The hole was halved in
par four.
Both hud short pitches on No. 11, and
were left in good position on the green.
It was another half in 4.
Biltmore Forest Club, Asheville, N. C.,
June 20.—Glenn Chisman, of Selma, Alu.,
is playing Ted Foster, of Jacksonville,
Fla., over 36 holes today for the South
ern amateur golf championship. With the
meeting of these two history was being
made as Florida and Alabama are making
a bid for the title for the first time in
many years. Not since 1900 has an Ala
bama player reached the finals, while dur
ing the 23 years of the championship
tournaments, sponsored by the Southern
Golf Association, no Florida player has
gone to the finals.
The last of the first division of 32 con
testants narrowed down from a field of
nearly 200, upset the “dope” of the fol
lowers of Southern golf when they de
feated Frank Dyer, of Memphis, and Fred
Lamprecht, of New Orleans.
Details of Game.
Biltmore Forest Club, Asheville, N. C.
(By the Associated Press). —Glenn Cris
man, of Selma, Ala., and Fed Foster, of
Jacksonville, Fla., playing for the South
ern amateur championship here today ov
er 36 holes, started with par fours on the
first hole.
On the second Foster was well down
the fairway and Crisman lost a stroke
getting out of a ditch. FosteT .wou the
hole with 5 against Crisman's 6. On the
\ third both were on the one-shotter from
the tea, and Crisman run down a 30 foot
\ putt for a 2. Foster missed one with 20
; feet and the match was square.
■ On the 405-yard fourth, both tee shots
were well down. Foster was on and Cris
. man was just off in two. Another half
was recorded in five, each missing a putt.
At No. 5 Foster's second went in a
- trap and came out. Crisman’s second al
; so went in the trap, and remained in.
j The hole was won by Foster with a par
- four against Crisman’s five. The Jack*
. sonville man again going one up. Fos
• ter’s tee shot on No. 6 found the woods,
2 but he came out, only to miss a putt for
t a half. Crisman getting down in four
I and again making the match all even.
By An Expert Furnished by the State
Board of Health, It Is Announced To
(By the Associated Press)
Raleigh, June 20.—A thorough inspec
tion' of state ‘and county convict camps
in North Carolina will be made irnme
r diately by an expert fur.nished by the
j board of health, it was announced fol
-- (lowing a conference between the Gov
' ernor, Dr. G. M. Cooper and Mrs. Kate
Burr Johnson. The expert to make the
i inspection will be placed at the depart
-5 ment of Mrs. Johnson, commissioner of
i public Welfare.
II There will be a special song service at
| the Forest Hill Methodist Church Sun-
I day night at 8 o’clock. The phblie is
■ cordially Invited.
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fepurrSJ* for riches ami infatuation with fits' pi-efty nurse,' Dr.
Thomas W. Young. Los Angeles dentist, killed his wife and sealed her body in a
concrete cistern beneath his summer home. Above are Dr. Young and Miss Dor
othy Leopold, the nurse. Below is Detective Spraukliug examining the crypt, and
in the circle is Mrs. Young’s son, Pat Grogan, whom Young is believed to have
planned to murder next.
Did Not Want a Wife Who Had the ,
Grit to Throw Herself From Building ,
For Him.
my the -/* .iwvhnnl Press I
Mexico City, June 20.—lues Vargas, a
sixteen-year-old senorita as determined
as she is romantic, recently served an
ultimatum on her parents to the effect
that, unless they gave their consent to
her marriage witli Isidro Covarubias
within ten minutes, she would throw her
self from the roof of the four-story apart
ment building in which the Vargas fam
ily lived. Whereupon she fled upstairs,
locked the door leading to the roof and
poised herself on a cornice overlooking
Neuvo Mexico street.
Ciriaca Vargas, the father, tore his
hair in desperation for a few seconds as
he reflected that his daughter had in
herited the firm character of her mother,
and the latter, he felt sure from past, ex
perience, would never recede from her
stand that Isidro, as a son-in-law, was
impossible. Then lie dashed to the near
est police station, only a block away, to
seek disinterested counsel.
A few hurried sentences explained the
situation to comisario. That official had
an inspiration. Next to the police sta
tion were the firemen. He called out
a hook and ladder company and the fire
laddies, all dressed up in huge helmets
and light blue uniforms, clanged to the
scene of the impending tragedy, unfurl
ing a life net as they 'went. They ar
The STAR THEATRE will give free tickets to either !
!j! matinee or evening shows on Thursday and Friday of each ]
] | week, beginning Monday, June 22, to every person who has ]
1 paid an admission to the Theatre on Monday, Tuesday or i
I Wednesday. ,
This is an absolutely free ticket for admittance to our ]
Theatre with “no strings tied to it.” To receive a ticket ]
you need not purchase either drugs, hardware, clothing, !
shoes, jewelry, gasoline, automobile tires, meat or any |
groceries, nor do you have to be laundered. ,
The STAR THEATRE is owned and managed by a
Concord citizen, who wants to give the Concord people the
BEST in moving pictures,—which is shown by the fact
that it is the ONLY theatre in town showing THE FAM
Ours is the coolest theatre in Concord. Bring a ther- i
s mpmeter in your pocket and test it for yourself. The man
agement has recently installed two enormous fans at the
‘ front of the theatre to keep it cool, no matter how hot the
l weather. j
“THE STAR” is a Concord theatre for Concord people. <
t Buy a ticket to our show any Monday, Tuesday or Wed- ]
, • nesday and receive FREE TICKET for a FAMOUS !
t PARAMOUNT PICTURE on Thursday and Friday. 1
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rived just about nine minutes and fifty
five seconds after Ines had issued her ul
timatum and was about to launch her
self into space. There ensued a lively
gaate of tag' between Ines on the roof
and the firemen, with their net, down in
the street, while a gathering crowd
cheered and Cfriaeo attacked the locked
door with an axe.
Just as the door gave way, Ines
thought she had outwitted the net hold
ers and jumped. By a supreme effort
and overturning a couple of urchins, the
firemen managed to interpose enough of
net between Ines and the pavemeent to
break her fall. But she achieved her
purpose, for the sight of her daughter
whirling through the air destroyed the
last of Mamma Vargas’ opposition. She
did not. however, win Isidro. That youth
faded from the scene after witnessing
his sweetheart’s leap. The papers quoted
him the next day as stating that he did
not think he possessed enough of the cave
man stuff to live happily with such a
woman ns Ines promised to become.
Sev( iai hundred children attended the
morning matinee of tl:> Concord Theatre
tiiis morning at 10 o’clock, according to
Mr. Merrhvether, the manager. The
] rogram was greatly oijoyed by (he kid
dies gathered there.
The three North Carolina signers of
the Declaration of Independence at
Philadelphia, July 4, 1776. were: Wil
liam Hooper, Joseph Hewes and John
Name Changed in 1019.—Plant Is Now
Worth About $3,000,000.
Greensboro, June 20.—The North Car
olina College for Women, formerly the
State Normal and Industrial College, was
established by an act of the genera! as
sembly in 1891. The change in name
was authorized by the 1919 general as
sembly. ,
In 1892 the institution began with
$30,000 donated by the city of Greens
boro and ten acres of land, given by R. i
8. Pullen. H. T. Gray, E. P. Wharton
am] others. The annual appropriation
from the state was SIO,OOO. In addi
tion to the slate appropriation and tui
tion fees, tile school received during the
first few years of its existence about
$3,000 annually from the Peabody fund
and for three years received $2,500 annu- •
ally from the general education board.
It also received about SII,OOO from the
faculty and students and a small amount
from George Fester Peabody, also a li- i
brary from Andrew Carnegie.
The plant is now worth nearly $3,-
000,000. The state appropriates an
nually a large fund for maintenance
and during the past four or five years
has authorized extensive improvements
and additions. The general assembly of
3923 appropriated $1,350,000 for perma
nent improvements at the North Caro
lina College for Women, in addition to ’
a substantial appropriation made by the
general assembly of 3921. while the gen- ‘
oral assembly of 1925 added $700,000 to' :
In addition to its regular work of
training young women to be teachers and >
to take other places of responsibility,
during the winter months,. there is an
annual summer school conducted.
Two-thirds-of all students who enroll
at the North Carolina College for Women
and nine-tenths of the graduates, static- :
tics show, become teachers.
During the first thirty years of its i
existence the school enrolled more than i
12.000 young wAhen ns students. These ;
represented all of the 100 counties of <
North Carolina and .numerous adjoining i
states. Os these, more than 80 per
cent, received their early training in |
rural schools, one-third defrayed their i
own expenses and two-thirds, it is said,
would not have attended any North
Carolina college had it not been for the |:
opportunities offered by this one. |
The North Carolina College for Worn-: 1
en is purely a State institution.
Strange Proposition Made By Young -
Wife in Municipal Court. '
Philadelphia Record.
Mrs. Katherine Mack, 25 years old. j 1
of Twelfth street near Thompson, yes- ’
terday informed Judge Mac Neille. in the 1
Municipal Court, that she was willing 1
he eoulumarry MaryJago. whom fliemW
band met about a year ago. ,
“I am willing to give up my husband
because t am no longer able to care for j
him or he of any assistance to him like
a wife should be,” said Mrs. Mack, who
is a sufferer of epilepsy. “I know my '
husband loves Mary. Judge, and I love j
her too, and I am willing to agree to a '
divorce, so they can marry and then she
can care for me as she had offered,” con
cluded Mrs- Mack.
“No,” snid the Judge, “that cannot be 1
done. No divorce would be granted in
your case, because there would be •
collusion.” ■
Miss Jago testified that the three of
them, she Mrs. Mack and her husband,
have been living 'n the same apartment
for the past four months at the North
Twelfth street address.
Eastern Carolina Teachers’ College.
Greenville. N. C„ June 20.—The East
Carolina Teachers’ College, located at
Greenville, was established by an act of
■ the general assembly of 1907. The site
on which the school buildings are lo
; cated contains nearly 100 acres of land.
I A part of this is natural forest. The
1 college has had only one president, Dr.
'R. H. Wright, incumbent. He was
i elected in 1907 and has served continu
ously ever since.
The city of Greenville voted SIOO,-
’ 000 bonds for this institution, to* which
' the state has appropriated approximately
’ $2,000,000 for buildings and other per
! manent improvements.
The school was first opened to stu
dents on October 5, 1009, and since that
! time it has enrolled approximately 10.000
' students, who went there, for the most
part, to receive training for immediate
service as teachers.
The plant consists of about twenty
buildings. These, together with the
■ grounds, are estimated to be worth about
I $2,500,000.
j See England' “Dry” Inside of Fifteen
i Years.
> London. June 20.—England will have
| local option within five years and prohi
i bition inside of fifteen years, predicts
1 the temperance commmitte of the Primi
[ tive Methodist Church conference. This
i prediction is made in the face of de
-1 creased membership among the young
| people of the church in temperance or
i ganizations.
| Opinion expressed by other religious
bodies and social welfare agencies is that
i prohibition for Great Britain is a vain
| hope, but that eventually there will be
i some form of local option here.
! To Make Moves Toward Negotiation of j
War Debts. A
| (By the Associated Press! t
Washington, June 20.—Further int -
-1 cations that both France and Cxccho- a
1 Slovakia are preparing to make formal
moves toward negotiation of war debts
refuding agreements have reached the
Washington government through official
> channels.
9 Gan. McArthur to Be Traurfwred.
X Washington, June 20 (By the Aaso-
O dated Press).—Major General Douglas
X MacArthur, now commanding the fourth
8 corps area with headquarters in Atlanta,
8 will be transferred to the command of
|| the third corps area with headquarters
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» NEWS , #
NO. 147
Try to Destroy Testimony of
Girl Who Waited With
Marriage License While Me
Clintock Was Dying.
Says He Preserved Typhoid
Germs in an Ice Box in His
School, and Gave Shepherd-
Three Tubes.
(By the Associated Press)
Chicago. June 20.—The defense in the
m. I). Shepherd trial continued its
case today by further attack on the tes
timony of Miss Isa belie Pope who await
ed with marriage license while million
aire Billy McClintock, foster sou of Shep
herd, died of typhoid fever.
F. B. Squibb, short hand reporter who
reported a portion of Miss Pope’s testi
many before the coroner’s jury, testified
the youug woman had not mentioned
‘ germs’’ or “study of germs.” On the
witness stand against Shepherd she said
the defendant had informed her he had '
studied "tyhpoid and germs.”
■ second defense witness was Walter
Smith, drug clerk, former electrical work
er and graduate of chiropractic from the
National i’niversity of Sciences, a school
conducted by C. C. Faiman, state witness
against Shepherd.
Through him the defense sought to show
that Faiman’s school never housed test
tubes housed with live germs.
Chicago, June 20. —Faiman testified
that from an ice box in bis school where
he had preserved typhoid germs for some
time, he gave Shepherd three test tubes
of them, learned later they were wanted
for tiie murder of Bilie McClintock and
aided the conspiracy by teaching Shep
herd how to use them.
Smith said there was an ice box at
Faiman’s school, but denied it had ever
contained germs in test tubes.
Faiman testified the germs were obtain- ,
ed by him from the laboratory of the
Chicago Health Department by merely
asking an attendant for them, no recqrd
being made of the transaction.
£■*' - - Tftft otynMN MA-RKKT ~ *
Opened at a Decline Under Continuation
of Yesterday’s Realising.
(By the Associated Press.)
New York, June 20.—The cotton mar
ket opened at a decline of 4 to 7 points
today, October contracts selling off to
23.07 under continuation of realising, re
ported for yesterday's reaction. .
Selling was promoted by relatively '
easy cables and private forecasts for un
settled and showery weather in the
South, but offeriugs were much lighter
after yesterday’s liquidation and the mar
ket soon turned firm on more encouraging
reports from the cotton goods market, and
early advices indicated little raid in the
southwest. Initial losses were recovered,
October selling up to 23.24 and the gen
eral market shrowing net advances of 8
to 10 points at the end of the first hoor.
Private cables said London and conti
nental selling had been absorbed by cov
ering and trade calling in the Liverpool
Cotton futures opened Steady July
23.33; Oct. 23.10; Dec. 23 28; Jan.
22.75; March 23.05.
Closed Steady.
New York, June 20.-*-Cotton futures
closed steady at net advances of 12 to
26 points. Jan 23.08; March 23.50 to
23.53;. Get. 23.36 to 23.38; Dec. 23.56
to 23.60.
When They Arrive at Home Within the
Next Few Days, From Their Perilous
Oslo, Norway, June 20 (By the Asso
ciated Press).—Captain Roald Amund
sen and his five fellow explorers will
have enthusiastic welcome when they ar
rive here within the next few days on
their return from their perilous airplane
expendition into the Arctic.
Though they failed in their main ob
ject, that of being the first to reach the
. North Pole by air, their exploit in flying
to a point withint 150 miles of their
, goal, their survival amid untold hard
ships, and their return to Spitsbergen in
. their remaining plane are regarding as
. forming a wonderful feat.
Condition of Senator Ladd Serious.
Washington, June 20 (By t(ie Asso
ciated Press). —Senator Ladd, of North
* Dakota, under treatment in a Baltimore
hospital for enuritis and rheumatism,
has developed kidney trouble and his con
dition is considered serious.
See statement in another column by
Miller Meriwether, resident manager for
Warner Bros., of the New Concord Thea
tre. »
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