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Earth Tremors Did Damage In
Four States Over Week End But
No Deaths Are Reported So Far
DURING THE QUAKE
In Los Angeles Tremor Con
tinued For More Than Min
ute, But No One Has Been
Reported Killed So Far.
EFFECT OF QUAKE
Wires Are Also Down In
Some Sections of Califor
nia, and Power Houses Re
port Heaviest Damages.
Low Angelos, June 29 (By the Associ
ated Press). —A severe earthquake shock
rocked Los. Angeles at 5:43 a. m. today.
Downtown buildings swayed consider
ably but the movement was slow and easy
and there was no indication of danger,
iilthough the motions continued for more
than a minute.
The earthquakes continued at regular
intervals, but nil were the slow and
steady, yet extremely severe movements.
The tremors were felt as far north as
New hall, some 37 miles from here, ac
cording to telephone company reports.
The tremors were continuing at 6:56
The earthquakes were felt in an un
usual degree of severity at Mojave and
Lancaster. Antelope Valley, 1(H) miles
north of here, according to operators of
the Los Angeles bureau of the power and
Bakersfield. Oxnard and Santa Bar
bara. to the north of Colton to the east,
all reported to the Southern Pacific train
dispatcher here that they felt the tre
mors. No reports of damage came into
the Southern Pacific offices here.
The center of the disturbances seemed
to by in Los Angeles and pt the north,
preliininary telegraph and telephone re
Ventura reported that the movement
was severe there. Clocks were stopped
by the tremors in Los Angeles. El Ceil- ,
tio reported that the tremors were not
felt in the Imperior Valley.
Western T'nion and Pacific telephone
and telegraph wires west of Venturo in
the direction of Santa Barbara went dead
in the earthquake and an hour later the
companies reported they were not able
to establish communication with Snnta
Damage in Several Cities.
San Franeieco, June 29 (By the As
sociated Press). —An earthquake at
11:44 a. m. today caused the Southern
Pacific round house at Santa Barbara,
Calif., to cave in, demolished the rail
road station at Goleta. nine miles north
of Santa Barbara, and thrust the rail
road tracks out of line at Naples, fif
teen miles north of Santa Barbara, the
Southern Pacific dispatcher's office in-
VSormed headquarters here just tbefore
the telegraph wires failed. All wire
comint niation with Santa Barbara ceased
after the shock at 6:44 a. m. and efforts
are being made to ascertain whether ad
ditional 'damage was done.
The earthquake did not reach San
An oil tank collapsed at Nables, sub
merged the Southern Pacific Company’s
tracks there, the Company was advised.
The quake seemed to center at a point
between San Luis and Cnrpenteria.
Small landslides were reported at Ben
ham and Puenta.
Southern Part of State Rocked.
San Francisco. June 29 (By the As
sociated Press). —Southern California, in
the vicinity of Santa Barbara, 300 miles
south of San Francisco, was rocked by
an earthquake of major proportions at
6:55 a. m. today, information received
by the Western Union Telegraph Com
pany indicate. The principal lines of
communication into the area believed the
most seriously affected, have been snap
Reports from Gaviota indicated that
the region most severely rocked is be
tween Ventura and Santa Barbara. At
Gaviota rail linos were broken by the
Shake, and a large water tank was
toppled over on the railroad right of
way and flooded over the yards.
San Francisco, Cal., June 29 (By the
Associated Press). —The Cabrillo House
and a big beach house at Santa Barbara
were destroyed in thhe earthquake, the
I Concord Theatre 1
((COOLEST SPOT IN TOWN) 1
TODAY AND TUESDAY I
CONSTANCE TALMADGE IN |
“HER NIGHT OF
The Best Thing Connie Has
Also Pat he Nows No. 42 and M
1:80 to 11:00 P. M.
The Concord Daily Tribune
Southern Pacific Co. was advised here.
Most of the buildings on State Street
The Gibraltar Dam safd by the com
pany to be part of the city's water sys
-1 tern, broke and emptied, the message said.
„ The Cabrillo Hotel first split in two and
then collapsed. No word was received as
to deaths or injuries from any source.
, The Cabrillo Hotel which was demol
ished was a recently constructed brick
■ building of considerable size and located
one block from State street, the main
thoroughfare of the city. The hotel had
accommodations for about 300 guests. !
Telegrali Office Damaged.
San Francisco. June 29. —The main en
trance of the Pacific Telephone and Tele
graph Company at Santa Barbara was
demolished here by earthquake this morn
ing. information to the company head
quarters at San Francisco over a crippled
said shortly before 9 a. m. I
All Brick Building Demolished.
Santa Barbara, June 29. —All the
brick buildings in Santa Barbara were
demolished this morning, including the I
Arlington Hotel, by the earthquake which
swept the state. Water mains and river i
reservoirs were broken and the city was
Report Much Damage at Santa Barbara.
San Francisco. Cal., June 29. —Infor-
mation relayed here to the Associated Oil
Co. offices over private wires from Santa
Maria said that “many large buildings in
Sautii Barbara bad been leveled by the
earthquake which struck that section
this morning.” |
The information was received at Santa
Marin through private lines extending
close to Santa Barbaa.
State Street is the main thoroughfare
of Santa Barbara. It extended from the
beach for a distance of several miles.
Business blocks ranging in height from
two stories to ten, line each side of the
street. These buildings mainly are of
brick and concrete construction. Arling
ton Hotel, one of the famous resorts, is
on upper State Street, about a mile from
the beach. _ j
No Damage at Hollywood.
Hollywood, June 29.—Hollywood ex- 1
perienced a shock early this morning from !
earthquake tremors. No damage was re- ;
ported. i 1
Relief Train Off to Santa Barbara. |
San Louis Obispo. Calif.. June 29.—A
Southern Pacific relief train is leaving
, here at once to assist at Santa Barbara.
Reports received here by the Southern
Pacific officials say the railroad round
bouse, the city reservoir and the San
Maeus building and the Arlington Hotel
have been destroyed. |
It was also reported that State Street
had been torn up by the shock. Re
ports from Los Oslives. Santa Maria. 1
Tompccp, Orcutt and Nimopo, south of
here, said that these points had been
shaken up but not damaged. All tele
graph and telephone wires between here :
and Santa Barbara are down.
Red Cross to Give Aid.
Snn Francisco, Cal., June 29 (By the
Associated Press). —The American Red
Cross headquarters here are negotiating
for all available army airplanes here to
rush a fully equipped relief force to San
ta Barbara. One of those who will go 1
from here is J. W. Richardson, who head
ed the Red Cross relief in the tornado
stricken towns of the Middle West.
History in Granite.
Brussels. June 29.—Two hundred and
forty granite landmarks stretching from
the Swiss frontier to the sea-coast of Bel
gium indicate the limit of the enemy ad
vance in the great war. Seven of these
are in the Ypres salient, and the Ypres
League, at the invitation of the Belgian
government, has provided the stones.
They are four feet high, and each is
surmounted by a carved representation
of the “tin hat.” On each is inscribed
in English. French, and Flemish the
phrase: “Here the invader was brought
to a standstill.”
The League has also erected forty land
marks on sites which became famous dur
ing the fighting in Flanders. Each is
an iron post bearing the name by which
the place was known to the troops en
gaged. Some of the names which iiave
become immortal, like “Sanctuary Wood”
and “Kitchener Wood,” have a curious
origin. The latter has no connection
with the name of the great British sol
dier, but is a soldier’s translation of its
real name, Bois to Cuisinier.
1 The former owes its strange title to
[ the fact that when, in October, 1914,
: General Bulfiu had collected there a nuin- 1
her of small parties and stragglers, he l
isssued orders that they “were -in sane- j
t tuary and not to be employed except by I
■ his instructions.” The soldiers came to
i the natural conclusion that they were in
■ Sanctuary Wood.
. In her coming attempt to swim the
English Channel, Miss Gertrude Ederle,
of New York, will probably be piloted
by Jabez Wolfe, England's famous long
distance swimmer, who knows the chan
nel as few men do..
1 Notice is hereby given that all
1 persons owning and operating au
tomobiles in the City of Concord
| are required to secure city license
| tags and tags for hire on May Ist.
| Persons operating £ars after July
|; Ist without proper city license
I tags will be prosecuted.
t CHAS. N. FIELD,
City Tax Collector.
CONCORD, N. C., MON DAY, JUNE 29, 1925
IS HARDEST HIT
Damage Part of
Montana From Saturday’s
Quake Is Estimated Now
j at More Than $500,000.
DURING THE NIGHT
No Loss of Life Was Report
i ed Anywhere In the State,
I However.—Large Crevice
Extends Ten Miles.
fßy the Associated Press)
| Helena. Montana. June 29. —Residents
of the Gallatin Valley, the apparent cen
j ter of the earthquake which shocked four
States Saturday night and yesterday, re
mained out in wide open spaces today
looking back nt $500,000 worth,of ruins,
the aggregate (>ost of the tremors.
It was a whimsical earthquake. No
one was killed. Nearly a score of build
ings cracked and fell. There were a half
A crevice extending at irregular inter
vals from Manhattan to Three Forks, a
distance of 10 miles remains as one of
the scars caused by the quake. The
Lombard Tunnel of the Chicago, Mil
waukee & St. Paul Railroad, was caved
in, and an avalanche at Deer Park, cov
ered 500 feet of railroad track nearby,
leaving it buried under end rocks
100 rent deep. Th : > vns caused when a
cliff 800 feet high toppled and fell.
Felt in Montana.
j Butte, Montana, June 29.—Helena peo
ple were awakened at 2 :20 this morning
by an earthquake shock which lasted seven
seconds. No report of damage by the
latest of a series of shocks that started
Saturday evening have been received.
Fourth Quake in M Hours.
Great Falls, Mont., tFwne 29.—Gr$ftt
Falls was visited with its fourth earth
quake in 24 hours nt 2 :30 this morning.
Houses were shaken by the quake that
lasted several seconds.
INJURIES PROVE FATAL TO
WILLIAM B. WALTON
Was Hurt Saturday When Auto Collided
With Arain in Wilmington.
(By the tmorbiin! I'rr.m
Wilmington. June 29.—William B.
Walton. 40. died here today in a hospital
ns a result of injuries sustained atur
dny when the automobile in which ho
was driving at the Bth Street grade cross
ing collided with A. C. L. train No. 54.
J. T. Harris, who was riding with
Walton, escaped serious injury by jump
Funeral services will be held at Jack
sonville, N. C., on Tuesday for Walton,
a former resident of that city.
With Our Advertisers.
Th ! s is the last week of the big Four
teenth Birthday Event at the I’arks-Belk
Co. In a new ad. today mention is made
of a few of the hundreds of specials they
hav“ for you.
All children will be admitted free at
Jhe Concord Theatre next Saturday af
ternoon at 1:30 o’clock to see the first
chapter of “Battling Brewster." On July
6 and 7 “Quo Vadis,” one of the greatest
of moving pictures, will be shown at this
Wall-tona, a paint for Walls, ceilings
and all interior woodwork, at Yorke &
Tuesday is the last day of the big
Chain Sale at Efird’s. •
Service, day or night, at Wilkinson's
Funeral Home. Phone No. 9.
Goodyear tires at Yorke & Wadsworth
Go. You can’t get better ones.
Yorke & Wadsworth Co. is giving free
water, free air and free service.
This is Dr. Scholl’s foot comfort week
at Ivey's. A foot expert is at the store.
Go' to see him.
Hair, scalp and skin ailments attend
ed to at Parks-Belk Co.’s Beauty Shoppe.
Constance Talmadge in “Her Night of
Romance’’ at the Concord Theatre today,
j the best this popular movie stnr has ever
l made. Also Pathe News and Aesop’s fa-
| Col. Patt Covington’s great Quitting
Saie is now in full swing.
Pictorial Review Patterns, 20 to 45
cents, at Parks-Belk Co.’s.
The Charles Store haR just reeeived a
nice assortment*of ladies’ silk knit and
overlaid dresses at $2.98,
Buy a Columbia port able phonograph
—only $35, nt the Concord Furniture
If you go to the Star Theatre today,
Tuesday or Wednesday you get a free
ticket for Thursday or Friday.
Singing School Postponed.
The singing school which was sched
uled to have opened tonight at the Meth
odist Protestant Church has been jiost
poued one week. Mr. Phillips, conduct
or, could not conveniently start the work
this week, and it was voted to delay the
school one week. The work, therefore,
ijill start on Monday night, July 6th. It
is hoped that the change of date will not
diminish the interest in the school.
Domestic servants emigrating from
the British Isles to New Zealand are
forbidden to marry until they have been
two years in their new home.
HIS FATHER ON WAV
TO RAPID RECOVERY
Physicians Are of Opinion
That He Will Be Up In
Several Days If No Com
plications S6t In.
TO HIS BEDSIDE
Sent His Persignal Physician
as Soon as He Was Advised
That His Father Was 111.—
Father Is Hopeful.
(By the Associated Press)
Plymouth, Vt.. June 29.—Called to his
old home here by the illness of his fath
er, President Coolidge had the assurance
of physicians today that the patient's con
dition was improving.
Resting easier after the operation was
performed yesterday. Col. John Coolidge.
eighty years old. himself insisted he
would be on his feet again shortly and
urged the President and Mrs. Coolidge
not to worry.
His physicians admitting the possibil
ity of a setback, said if ail went well
the patient would be up and around again
in three days.
Accompanied by Mrs. Coolidge. the
President hurriedly left his summer home
at Swampscott yesterday. He already
had sent to the bedside his personal phy
Before their arrival yesterday, the
two doctors whose help was sought by
the Vermont physicians who had been
attending Colonel Coolidge since lie be
came ill Friday, the President was ad
vised by Attorney General Sargeant, who
was here, that his father was in intense
pain. Without waiting for advice from
the physicians the President set out for
his old home.
Considered Out of Danger.
Plymouth. Vt., June 29.—Physicians
attending Colonel Coolidge announced
early this afternoon that the President’s
father was getting along better than they
expected. They were of the opinion that
he is now out of danger.
RALPH HOLLARS WILL
BE HEARD DURING DAY
Is Said to Have Confessed to Robberies
in Fifteen Hones ins Charlotte.
(By the Associated Prats)
Charlotte. June 29.—Waiving prelimi
nary hearing. Ralph Hollars. 17-year-old
youth of Charlotte, who police say has
confessed to entering sixteen houses and
removing property valued at between
$3,000 and $4,000. was bound over to
court hero today under SB,OOO. He would
not make bond and was remanded to jail.
The youth is being held on fifteen
counts charging house breaking and lar
Bound Over to Superior Court.
Charlotte. N. C.. June 29.—Ralph
Hollars. 17, who police here say has con
fessed to the burglary of 16 homes in
Charlotte during the past few weeks,, and
removing jewels and other valuables es
timated at between $3,0000 and $4,000
in value, was among those scheduled to
come up in recorder's court here today.
He is a son of a barber of this city.
Relatives and others who have known
him for years came to his defense, saying
he had never been a normal boy. His
mother said he had been subject to ner
vous disorders from an early age, and
had thereby been prevented rom attend
MAN KILLED WHEN HIT
BY TRAIN AT CROSSING
His Wife. Son, Daughter and Son-in-Law
Seriously Hurt in Same Accident.
(By the Associated Press.)
Mebane, N. C., June 29.—A. W. Sikes
was instantly killed and his wife, their
son Humbert, their daughter Miss Taltou
Job. and her husband, were seriously hurt
when westbound Southern passenger train
No. 11l struck the automobile in which
they had started to Norfolk at 2:05 this
morning. The family were prepared to
take a vacation trip and left early in or
der to reach Norfolk by tonight. Mr.
Sikes stopped the car when he saw the
eastbound train 112 approaching. As he
started to cross the track, however, the
westbound train which he had not ob
served, struck his automobile. Mrs. Sikes,
Hubert Sikes, and Mr. and Mrs. Job are
all in a hospital as a result of the acci
Mrs. Cochrane Hurt in Accident.
Mrs. T. E. Cochrane, of near Newell,
is in the Presbyterian Hospital in Char
lotte with a fractured jaw bone as a re
sult of an automobile accident Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Cochran, in a Dodge
touring car. were driving toward their
home from Charlotte, holding to the ex
treme right of the road in meeting a
procession of cars moving in the opposite
direction. Frank Johnson, colored, driv
ing a Hudson touring ear, was in the pro
In trying to reduce his speed Johnson
locked his wheels and skidded across the
road, shooting his car head-on into the
side of the Dodge, throwing Mrs. Coch
ran from her car to the pavement. Both
cars were badly wrecked and so thorough
ly locked together that they had to be
pried apart with levers.
Mrs. Cochran is a sister-in-law of Mrs.
A. H. Propst, of Concord, who left this
morning to be at her bedside.
Charles A. Comisky, now and for many
years past the big boss of the Chicago
j White Sox, is the only manager who
' ever captured a pennant for St. Louis,
i It was in 1888 that Comiskey piloted the
Brownß to the championship.
When the Dam Gave Way
.7" Tr J
Li i ■
The dam that held the water supply for the town of Horton. Kae., col
lapsed after a series of heavy rains and every able-bodied citizen worked
for hours to prevent the flooding of the town and destruction of crops.
The lake that was released by the dam's collapse was two miles long, half
a mile wide and 35 feet deep.
RADIO EXPERIMENT'S TO
BE MADE BY MACMILLAN
Messages and News Are to Be Sent
Every Wednesday Night.
(By the Associated F»n)
Chicago, .Tune 2!).—As broad as the
field for scientific discovery on the
present MacMillan-Navy Artie expedi
tion is the field for radio experiments.
Os outstanding importance to the radio
world will be the results of new low
waves transmitting and receiving.
The latest engineering design m low
wave apparatus is represented in the
radio equipment carried by the Peary,
installed by John L. Roinartz, radio
operator, and chief engineer of the
Zenith Radio Corporation. Its work has I
been proven in laboratory and was dr-1
veloped exclusively for Arctic use as i
the result of experiences gained on I
McMillan's last trip, when radio was j
first introduced in that region.
The radio lay-out includes four trans
mitters. three of which are set up on the
boat. They are of 20, 40, and 80 and
180 metres. The ISO metre transmitter
was taken! chiefly to prove that it will
not operate in daylight. Reinartz said,
although it works successfully by night.
A single transmitter of four k.w.,
capable of sending on 20. 40, 80 and up
to 000 metres, is one of the Peary's
When this country is in darkness the
transmitting will be done on 40 metres.
While in daylight, 20 metre wave
length will be used. The 80 metre trans
mitter has been set up especially,for ex
perimental purposes Euggene F. Mc-
Donald. radio chief, felt certain that
communication would be established in
all zones of the expedition, as his Chi
cago station had been able to hear code
from Glasgow’, Scotland,and New Zeal
and in the daytime with this epuipment.
Messages and news to and from fam
lies of members of the party will be sent
every Wednesday night from the Zenith
station. Reinartz pointed out that the
public will be unable to hear the mes
sages. however, because no standard in
strument is able to pick up the low
wave length upon which the mes-ages
will be broadcast.
As the expedition proceeds up the
coast, the sending time from the ships
will be as follows:
12 to 3 a. m.. E. S. T.
6 to !) a. m. E. S- T.
12 to 2 p. m. E. S. T.
6 to fi p.m., E. S. T.
The schedule which gives the best re
sponse w’ill then be used, probably fi
to 0 p- m.
Oklahoma Woman Insures Her Sense of
Smell For $50,000.
New York, June 27.—A. $50,000 nose
from Oklahoma City is sniffing the airs
of Manhattan preliminary to the en
joyment of the tang of sea breezes.
Mrs. Blanche Cavitt. before leaving
home for a three month's tour of Europe
had her sense of smell insured for S!K).-
000 at. a cost of S4OO. She is a specialist,
able to detect the base of complicated
perfumes by the odor.
With her husband, R. C. Cavitt. she
leaves July 4 for a three months tour
of Europe. Among other things she ex
pects to have a sniff in Egypt at per
fume 3,000 years old and to act as judge
at an exposition in Paris attended by
perfumers from ail over the world.
Twenty-three per cent, of the women in
the United States are in gainful occupa
Program Week of June 28 to
“Home Os All Good Pictures”
MONDAY and TUESDAY
“MEN AND WOMEN”
With Richard I>ix. Claire Adams.
Neil Hamilton, Robert Edeson,
Flora Finch. Paramount Special
“THE MANICURE GIRL”
With Bebe Daniels, Edmund Burns
1 Dorothy Cummings, and Charlotte
Walker. A Paramount.
1 THURSDAY and FRIDAY
• With Tom Moore, Pauline Starke,
1 and Wallace Beery. Paramount.
A 5-Reel Western and a Real Good
> Come Monday, Tuesday or Wed
> nesday—Get a Free Ticket For
. Thursday or Friday.
! i It’s Coming
“The Ten Commandments”
PREHISTORIC RACE BUILT
HUGE APARTMENT HOUSES ,
Largest Prehistoric Apartment House on j
American Continent. , ,
(By the Associated Press) ]
Tucson, Ariz., June 29.—The Pueblo 1
Bonita, in northwestern New Mexico, is t
described by Dr. Neil Morton Judd, t
curator of Southwestern archaeology i
for the National Museum in Washing- i
ton. as the largest prehistoric apart- i
ment house pn the North American con- t
The Bonita had 890 rooms and space i
enough to house between 1.200 and 1,- i
500 persons. * 1
, Excavations of the pueblo mart lead toil
'the discovery of a prehistoric race i
I hitherto unknown. Dr. Judd believes. ?
Traces in the form of pottery, relics, i
| skeletons and hieroglyphic inscriptions ’
jare expected to lead to archaelogical t
, revelations of the first magnitude. >
The Bonita contains evidences of the l
life and pursuits of the race which. <
scientist- believe, inhabited it thousands
of years ago. It covers an area of a t
little more than three acres. Four t
stories of the pueblo are standing, and t
Dr. .Tudd thinks there may have been I
a fifth. i
Further research into the cave dwell- (
pi’s of southern New Mexico has estab- i
lishod the possibility that the Carlsbad i
cavern, one of the largest crystal forma- t
tion caves in the world, once was the 1
meeting place for cavemen of the vicini- (
ty. Hierlogyphios, not unlike Chinese <
characters, were found on the smooth
surfaces of the bluffs and in the caves. <
THE COTTON MARKET
Opened Frm at Advance of 12 to 25 (
Points, and During First Hour Gain- j
ed More. j
(By the Associated Preys) t
New York. June 29.—The cotton mar- 1
ket opened firm today at an advance of i
12 to'2s points, and by the end of the t
first hour about 19 to 31 points net
higher, all months making new high f
ground for the movement. October sold l
up to 24.17 and December to 24.25 on t
covering, trade and commission house i
buying, which was stimulated by bullish
private crop reports, relativesly firm Liv- 1
verpool cables, and complaints of con- (
tinned dry weather in the southwest. 1
Four more private end-June crop re
ports were issued, with conditions rang- i
ing from 72 to 75.3 per cent, and fig- I
ores on the indicated yield from about
13,000.000 to 13,800.000. One of the 1
reports did not give the indicated crop. 1
, but on the basis of condition and acreage '
figures was interpreted as pointing to a i
yield of 13.100.000 bales. i
Cotton futures opened firm. July
23.08; Oct. 24.05; Dec. 24.18; Jan. i
23.70; March 23.88. >
Frogs Imbedded in Cement For Years i
Are Found Alive.
(By the Associated Press)
: Okanogan, Wash-, June 29. —Several
green frogs, imprisoned in cemented
gravel were set free when a road crew
‘ made a cut in a country road near here.
They were found firmly imbedded three
feet below the surface of the old liigh
’ way. The frogs showed considerable
“ animation on being released, giving no
signs of the inconvenience caused by
several years imprisonment.
Trevor Kincaid, professor of biology
1 in (he University of Washington, de
clared the existence of frogs imprisoned
in cement over a period of years quite
possible, though he said no scientific
data ha been gathered on the (mint.
Son Born to Mr. and Mrs. Colly.
Born. June 27th, to Mr. and Mrs. How
ard Colly, a son.
The Western Association enters upon
the second half of its split season on
June 30. ’
All, unpaid City Taxes for the
years 1923 and 1924 will be ad
vertised and sold after July Ist,
CHAS. N. FIELD,
25-st. City Tax Collector.
* TODAY’S i
» NEWS «
& TODAY «
NOTHING DEFINITE i
Aldermen of City Met Satur
day Night But Decided to
Wait Until Tuesday Night
This Message Carried to the
Meeting Saturday Night by
All Favored the Plan.
Saturday night's meeting of the board
of aldermen was purely conversational.
Nothing was done in regard to the widen
ing of Depot Street and the only definite
action forthcoming from the meeting was
that it was decided to hold a final session
Tuesday night, at which time all persons
interested in the matter were urged by
the mayor to be present.
During the course of the parley several
items of interest were brought out. In
the first place, there came to light the
fact that a contract, had been entered
into between the city and bank officials
in the former administration whieh bound
the city to a limit of six feet in widen
ing the street at this point. Secondly,
it developed from remarks by the mayor,
who had just previously been in con
ference with the bank officials, that the
bank was opposed to any widening what
soever. A third fact brought out was
that in the representative sprinkling of
interested persons in the audience Sat
urday night. There was not a voice raised
in opposition to the widening, while a
number made talks advocating it.
The meeting was called to order after
about forty minutes wait on the mayor
who had been detained, he said. He
briefly gave a historical sketch of the
movement relative to the matter of Depot
Street and declared it would be impos
sible to come to any definite agreement
at the meeting Saturday night. The
National Bank had found it impossible
to send representatives to the meeting, he
stated, and since they were an interested
party, lie had promised “that he would
do nothing drastic.”
After several talks by citizens, among
them G. Ed Kesler and .T. B. Linker,
the mayor again took the floor and gave
the reason far the opposition by the Na
tional Bank. It was, according to his
remarks, due to the fact that the Con
cord Telephone switchboard, just in the
rear of the bank property, was only two
feet and six inches, from the street line
and that any moving back of the street
line would necessitate that the Telephone
Company change the whole arrangement
of things in the interior of the exchange.
H. S. Williams declared that the aim
of the board should be to represent the
city, looking toward the future. What
was under consideration, he said, would
effect Concord long after all there pres
ent were dead. He further declared that
it ought not to be widened less than ten
feet but that if it were less than ten feet
the property of those people on West
Depot Street which was taken for a ten
foot addition should be given back to
The building line, said F. C. Niblock,
should be established ten feet from the
present line. He added that he believed
that tile Beed heirs wouid sell more than
five feet if they were asked.
W. M. Linker, owner of Bell and
Harris Furniture store which is at the
other end of the block to be widened,
favored a widened street and suggested
that the city get additional property
from the Reed heirs without regard to
A discussion of the contract between
the city and the National Bank calling
for a six-foot limit was entered into.
There had been an intimation that bank
officials were planning to revoke this
It was learned this morning, however,
that such was not the case. It was
said that the bank was entirely willing
to live up to their part of the con
Small Girl Injured by a Car Running
Salisbury, June 28. —Kathleen Kluttz,
ten-year-old daughter of L. F. Kluttz,
is in the Salisbury hospital with a brok
en leg, the result of being run over at
Union Lutheran Church after service to
A lady in attempting to start a car
she was not accustomed to ran it back
wards by mistake over the Kluttz girl,
Americans Win at Golf.
Glen Eagle. Scotland, June 20 (By the
Associated Press). —MacDonald Smith
and Joe Kirkwood, American profes
sional golfers, deeated the British pair,
George Duncan and Abe Mitchell, 2 up
and 1 to play, in a 36-hole match over
the Glenn Eagles Courts today. The
Americans were 2 down at the end of the
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Thundershowers tonight And Tues*
day; warmer in south coast tonight,
cooler in extreme west portion Tues