• ASSOCIATED •
• PRESS •
• DISPATCHES ft
EX-GQV. MORRISON 1
DEFENDS RECORD OF
Says That the State Audi
tor’s Statement Does Not
Justify Assertion of the
IS ISSUED TODAY
Former Alleged Deficit a
Will Not Discuss It Further
Till Gov. McLean Returns. 1
(By tlir Associated Pranl
Charlotte. Aug. 6.—Former Governor
Cameron Morrison, of North Carolina, ]
entered the lists again today in defense
of the financial phase of his administra
tion as chief executive.
The State auditdr's statement does Apt
justify the assertion that the Morrison
administration's deficit was $3,123,320.22
he declared in a statement issued here.
While stating he would forebear to en
ter further into the deficit question which
is termed a "monumental humbug." un
til the return of Governor Angus W. Mc-
I.ean after liis vacation, Mr. Morrison
discussed the question in the statement. |
There is qo official declaration that the i
$3,123,320.21), the debit balance, occurred
during any particular administrtion, the
former Governor said. He continued:
"How much of it occurred during the
Morrison administration, and how much
of it during the last six months under the
McLean administration is not stated."
“The accumulation debit balance of 1
$3,123,320.22 is subject to large credits
which are not carried to Auditor Dur
ham's office, to-wit all taxes in arrears '
for last year and year before. This will
be a large amount and I purpose to show
the people in my next statement the prop
erty and assets other than cash brought
ti])on the general account and which is
determining what real deficit as of June
30th was, should be taken into account.
"For instance. 1 am informed that '
about half a million dollars was on an ’
item charged as a deficit from the peni
tentiary ns of June 30. Os course, this
is only a cash deficit and is subject to
credit of the pro(>erty which the peniten
tiary owned at this time, and this will
amount to hundreds of thousands of dol
"I will endeavor in the next statement,
after the return of Governor McLean to
the state, to show the people what a
monumental humbug this whole deficit ac
count lias been. 1 do not know that
Governor McLean will desire to pay any
attention to the statement when made,
but 1 feel he should have an opportunity
to, if he desires.”
CHINA GROVE PEOPLE
HAVE NARROW ESCAPE
Car With Party of Ten In It Gets Out
of Control Near Rutherfordton.
Rutherfordton, Attg. s.—Whnt came
near being a very serious accident oc
curred yesterday afternoon five miles
west of here on the highway towards
Chimney Rock when a Maxwell touring
oar driven by Charles Freeman became
unmanageable. Mr. Freeman put his
foot on the gas feet instead of the
brakes and rammed the car into a bank.
Ten people were in the car, all from
China Grove, or nearby: Mr- and Mns.
R. L. Deacon and two children, Rev. and
Mrs. G. L. Hodge, pastor of the Ba]>-
tiat church, China Grove, and three
others. There were six grown people and
four children in the car. The Maxwell
was a complete wreck.
Mrs. Hodge .suffered the most, hav
ing a wrist broken and bad cuts over
her eyes. All the party received scratches
or bruises except three. They were com
ing towards Rutherfordton. Several of
the party went to the Rutherford hos
pital to have their wounds dressed. All
are able to leave 'odny except Mrs.
BI’ZZ PHILLIPS HAS REEN
SOU) TO DETROIT TIGERS
Will Report at the Close of This Season
or Next Spring.—Sale Price Not Di-
(By the Associated Press)
Salisbury, Aug. 6—“ Buzz” Phillips,
star hurler for the Salisbury-Spencer
team of the Piedmont Leafeue, has been
sold to the Detroit Tigers to report at
(the close of this season or next spring,
Hymnn, one of the owners of the
plub stated today. Phillips turned in his
eighth consecutive win here yesterday
against the Durham team, winning 4 tol.
He has won 15 games and lost 8 this
* season. The sale price was not divulged,
but is understood to have been a good
I Concord Theatre |
(THE COOL SPOT)
| Last Showing Today
I; “Let Women 1
' With Pat O’Malley, Wanda Haw- 1
ley and Wallace Beery.
i “JI’ST A GOOD GCY”
Pa the Comedy
A Naiimova in " 1 ' I
fj "THE REDEEMING SIN"
The Concord Daily Tribune
i * »
% BANK OF ENGLAND *
* CUTB RATE AGAIN %
•&, (By the Associated Press) 4:
;4( Lmkn, Ang. B.—The rate of the
)K P.ank of Eng’and has been reduced 4;
5K to 4 1-2 per cent, from 5 per cent. 4(
4( which J .ias prevailed since March 4;
4( this year. While the monetary sit- 4;
nation '.iad eased considerably in 4-1
jHE late weeks, indicating the possibil- 4?
ity of a reduction in the bank rate. 4:
4* the market was scarcely prepared 4£
5K Dr the xuprixr announcement from jfc
4( the central institution this morning 4(
4t that lfie official minimum had been 4(
4( reduced to 4 1-2 per cent. 41
SAYS HE WILL SHE
CITY OF HIGH POINT
Dairyman Claims Firemen Permuted
His Proprrty to Bum.
‘ High Point. Aug. s.—Charging that
| High Point firemen stc-od bv and watch
ed his property burn without making
. any attemot to extinguish the blaze.
Edwin He dfelter. local dairyman, stilted
today that he expected to enter suit
■again-t the City of High Point to eol
-1 lect damages.
• Shortly before midnight Sunday a
small blaze was discovered iff the barn
of Mr. Clodfelter, who lives just inside
the corporate limits. He notified fire
men. who hurried to the scene.
Firemen who answered the alarm
stated that Mr. Clodfelter requested
them not to move the plank from the
1 barn when they attempted to do so for
the purpose of fighting the flames. In
I view of this request and owing to the
distance from n hydrant the firemen
■ were unable to get control of the blaze.
I the firemen explained-
Mr. Clodfelter today replied to the
firemen with a denial that he at any
time prohibited them from removing
the plank from the barn, but he admit
ted that he told employes of the dairy
not to remove the plank until the fire-
“The firemen were dressed up in their
Sunday clothes and they just didn't
care to fight the fire.” said Mr. Clod
felter. “I suffered a loss of $12,000 sh
this blaze, and all because the fire de
partment failed to do its duty. If Chief
Horney had been there I know they
would have saved my barn fop he would
have made 'em work."
Mr. Clodfelter added that be is a tax
payer of High Point and therefore is
entitled to protection. He said he had
already consulted his attorneys and was
going ahead with plans to enter suit
against the city.
MR. M’GCIRE DECLARES THAT-.. *
HE IS RESIDENT OF CITY.
Denies That He Was Introduced at
Mooresville as Pastor of First Baptist
There is such a person at Rev. C. I\
Following a meeting of the Ku Klux
Klan in Mooresville last week, a report
became current that there was no one by
that name in the city of Concord.
The news story from Mooresville de
clared that Mr. McGuire was pastor of
the First Baptist Church of Concord and
was a Klan organizer with headquarters
in this city. The first statement was
vigorously denied as sopn as it appeared.
The latter lias not been confirmed.
Mr. McGuire himself appeared in the
Times-Tribune office this week and vol
untarily gave information concerning his
life. He is, he says, a Baptist minister,
regularly ordained and for the past 8
years has been an evangelist. For sever
al years he has been captain of the Vol
unteers of America in the Southeastern
Mr. McGuire has resided in Concord
for one week. His work here is, he de
clares, missionary and inter-denomina
tional. He purposes bringing a large
tent here to reach the unchurched. Those
converted will be asked to join the
Church of their choice.
Since coming to the city Mr. McGuire
has preached at the Mclntyre Baptist
tent and also at the Blackwelder meet
ing. He conducted a street service Mon
day but rain intecferreil Tuesday, he
It was denied by Mr. McGuire that
he was introduced as pastor of the First
Baptist Church at the Klan meeting at
Mooresville. His introduction was that
he was a Baptist minister from Concord.
He stated that this was an error on the
part of the correspondent of that city.
' Monument Erected to Rural Policeman.
Monroe. Aug. 5.—A monument has
been erected in the square at Pageland
to the memory of Henry B. Graves,
rural policeman, who lost hie life while
attempting to board a ear supposed to
be engaged in bootlegging. The monu
ment was erected by the Jame« M. Mil
ler Chapter of the Daughters of the
Confederacy, and the unveiling cere
mony took place Saturday afternoon.
The monument is a shaft about 15 feet
high. At the unveiling of the ~ monu
ment Mrs. Edna Funderburk former
president of the chapter, presided and
read an original poem- W. B. Love and
R. F, Beasley of Monroe made speeches.
The Pageland band furnished music, and
prayers were offered by Rev. Messrs.
Sewell and Chedester. A large crowd
witnessed the ceremony. A little eon of
Mr. Graves unveiled the monument.
Fbik Community Club. X
The Fink Community Club will hold
its regular jneeting (on jiest Friday
night. July 10th. at 8 o'clock. Ttiere
| will be a program consisting of songs.
1 recitations, talks and music by local
| boys. Everybody come and enjoy the
I evening. N.
I Arthur Brumley, chief dispatcher at
I the poet office, in taking a vacation this
9 week. He and his wife and children
H have taken a motor trip through the
I mountains of western North Carolina.
| Misses Minnie White and Sallie Stougti
I have gone to Kingsport, Tenn., to visit
I Mrs. Harvey Murphy, a sister of Miss
CONCORD, N. C., THURSDAY, AUGUST 6, .1925
A* War Spirit Simmers in CMm
I-**- ; v -v<wa
Unrest in China still has the powers on the anxious seat. Above, at left, students at Peking are shown in nn anti-foreign
demonstration. Upper right shows a foreign trooper on guard in Shanghai, with an armored car in the background. A
bloody clash between troops and a Chinese mob took place on this corner shortly after this picture was snapped. Below
are French anil British cruisers standing by in the harbor at Cbtmghai.
.'..-'4.1 '"Hi i J jtaliuaiL'ii a'llM. nJ,»i. ■ tia—liT ■' wm ' -i rmsd:
McMillan is guilty
Moore County Officer Brings Negro Sus
pected of Capital Crime to State Pris
Raleigh News and Observer.
Sheriff R. G. Fry. of Moore county!:
who brought John McMillan, negro, to
the State prison early yesterday to await
trial on the charge of committing a cap
ital crime against Mrs. J. W. Sides, of
Eagle Springs, is convinced that McMil
lan is guilty of the crime. When ques
tioned closely, said Sheriff Fry, Mac-
Millan admitted seeing Mrs. Sides at the
spring but denied that lie touched her.
He said slip began to scream and he told
her that she need have no fear, that he
was net going to harm her and that he
then walked away.
However, the woman was not only
criminally attacked but was beaten in
the face and the description she gave
of her attacker fits that of McMillan.
Sheriff Fry said. McMillan was not
taken before her after being captured
i night before last at Aberdeen for the
. reason that she was very nervous and
. it was feared that seeing the man might
, have an unfavorable effect upon her.
. Mrs. Sides was able to sit up a little
. yesterday, Sheriff Fry said last night.
No arrest has been made as yet in
, connection with the assault of Miss Mary
t Little, 18, of the High Pines Church
neighborhood in Randolph county.
(Mrs. Sides was before marriage Miss
» Pearl Bost, a daughter of Anthony G.
Host, of Concord —Editor.)
BYRD NOMINATED FOR
GOVERNOR OF VIRGINIA
Mapp, Hs Opponent. Offers Congratula
tions.—He Is Only 38 Years Old.
Richmond, Va.. Aug. s.—State Sen
ator Harry Flood Byrd, of Winchester,
newspaperman, orehardist and brother
of Lieutenant Commander Richard
' Evelyn Byrd. Jr-, in charge of the naval
fliers with the MacMillan north pole
expedition. was nominated governor of
Virginin in the Democratic primaries
Tuesday, by the greatest majority in the
history of gubernatorial primaries in
Just how large was his majority will
not be known definitely until official re
turn have been canvassed. It is expected
B to be between 35,000 and 40,000 votes,
and his followers are claiming it will
run to more than 45.000 after the bal
lots in many of the mountain precincts
still unheard from are counted.
Mr. Byrd put in a busy day today at
his home in Winchester reading a de
luge of tedegrams. answering scores of
congratulatory telephone calls and in re
ceiving many neighbors in Winchester,
Frederick county nnd the valley of
Virginin as a whole, who motored over
to extend their good wishes. Conspicuous
among the telegrams were one from
State Senator G. Walter Mapp, of Ae
oomae, his opponent in thle primary,
and one from State Senator C. O'Con
nor Goolrick, of Fredericksburg, one of
Mapp’s most ardent supporters.
Matrons Training Course.
Barium Springs. Aug- s.—The fall
Matrons'’-Training Course, conducted .by'
the Presbyterian Orphanrf Home, ’-will
open nt Barium Springs Septemberl,
with the' largest enrollment in its his
tory. This special course is held semi
annually, and provides training for
those desiring positions a* matrons,
usually lasting for four months.
THERE IS NO EPIDEMIC
OF PARALYSIS IN STATE
Dr. Cooper Says There is No Cause for
Alarm—ln Close Touch With the
(By the Associated Press)
Raleigh, Aug. 8. —Dr. G. M. Cooper, .
acting State health officer, yesterday is
sued a statement to the effect that there
is no epidemic of paralysis in North Car
olina. “There is no cause for alarm,"
he said. "The Stale board of health is
in close touch with the situation, and the
public will be advised if there is an un
due increase in the number of cases of
The statement said only thirty-four
cases had been reported tiiis year, and
eighteen occurred during . July. The
deaths during 11)25 numbered only eight.
Dr. Cooper's statement was issued as a
result of reports circulated in regard to
an epidemic of infantile paralysis at cer
tain camps in the western part of the
THE COTTON MARKET.
Opened Barely Steady at Decline of 1 to
16 Points.—December Later Rallied to
(By the Associated Press)
New York, Aug. B.—The cotton mar
ket opened barely steady today at a de
cline of 1 to 6 points under liquidation,
or reselling by some of yesterday's buy
- ers who evidently were influenced by rel
atively easy Liverpool enbles and anoth
er private crop report estimating the con
dition at 68.8 and an indicated yield of
14,200.000 bales, considerably above the
average of previous estimates. Offerings
were absorbed by renewal of covering < n
a decline of 1) to 10 points, nnd after sell
ing off to 24:02, December rallied to
' 24:28 with the general list showing not
• advances of about 10 to 16 points by the
end of the first hour.
STEAMER STANDING BY
ANOTHER IN DISTRESS
English Steamer San Gil Ready to Offer
Aid tot he Crew of Schooner Gabriel
(By the Associated Press)
Havanna. Aug. 6. -The English steam
er San Gil is standing by the Cuban
schooner Gabriel Palmer this morning in
an effort to rescue the crew Os the ves
sel. The schooner was discovered yes
terday on the Bahama Banks, about 65
miles from Wolf Key.
The port police at Havana late last
night received information that the ship
had sailed from Punta Allegre, Cama
guey, some time ago for the north.
DR. GREEVER REFUSES
Columbia Man Notifies That He Can’t
Accept Lenoir-Rliyne Presidency.
High Point, Aug. s.—Dr. W- H.
Greever, of Columbia. S. C.. who was
elected president of Lenoir-Rhyne col-,
lege. Hickory, sometime ago. lias de
clined to accept the office, according to a
message received from him today by
Dr. C. E. Reltxel.
Dr. Reltxel :is a member of die com
mute appointed to name a president of
Another meting probably will be held
soon for thh' putpose of electing a presi
dent, Dr. Reltxel said- He added that
owing to the faet that ’Dr. Greever has
declined the offer, it will be necessary
for the committee to begin over.
f m ■■lags •» si 1
VENUS ATTENDS PICNIC
AT CONCORD WEDNESDAY.
Spends Day Gathering Data to Be Pub
lished in His Faith Items:—Sees the <
Prettiest Fat Giri.
Venus, the correspondent of The Times
■and The Tribune from the city of Faith,
spent Wednesday in Concord attending j
the Lutheran picnic which was held at j
the fair grounds.
Venus was a busy man. He did not
permit his enjoyment of the picnic to in-J
terferp with his business. During the I
entire day he was engaged in getting 1
news for his columns.
Over his loft shoulder was slung a cam
era and in his right hand were a note |
book and pencil. With the former, he
said, he planned to take pictures of the
table ns it was ladened with good things
to eat. The pencil and book were used
in taking the names of those present
which he will publish at a future date.
Not only did Venus eat a hearty meal
but he conversed at the same time with
his numerous friends that he saw. He
is reported as declaring that a certain
young lady was the prittiest fat girl he
had ever seen.
‘‘Also,” says Venus, “if you can beat
this picnic, trot it out."
With Our Advertisers.
O, C. Bruton, of Mt. Gilead, offers for
sale several valuable farms in Mont
gomery county. See descriptions in this
issue under caption, “Farms for Sale in
A new face in the advertising columns
of this paper is that of the Reid Motor
Co. They know Fords and they know
they know Fords.
The resources of the Citizens Bank
and Trust Company are over one mil
lion dollars. See list of officers and
directors in ad. in this paper.
The Ritchie Hardware Co. sells the
Hood tires. See ad.
"Let Women Alone" again at the Con
cord Theatre today. Extra, "Just a
Good Guy,” a Pa the comedy. Tomor
row the great Nazimova in “The Redeem
Yon can get any size Victrola on easy
ternis from the Kidd-Frix Co.
The Georgia Co., of Waycross. Ga.,
has 3,000 acres of good improved tobacco
land at S3O an acre. Sec ad. in this
See new ad. gs the Rutli-Kesler Shoe
Store in this paper.
Tlie Piggly Wiggly has a lot of spe
cials for Friday. Sec ad. on page five.
Two Women Claim Him As Husband.
Greensboro. Aug. s.—When E. Eller,
Charleston. S. C.. man. was faced by
two women at the county jail today.
both claiming as husband, he abandoned
an apiical from 30 days on the road,
imposed in municipal court earlier in
He was arrested last night when oom
! plaint was made that he was beating
lone of tlit- women while the two were
in a coube, having been pulled off the
woman after he said a man had a right
to beat his wife if he wanted to. Fleeing
in tlie auto, he was soon caught by
police. Tlie woman was found guilty of
drunkenness, given a 30 day sentence
from which she npi>ealed. Eller claimed
he was drinking jiaregoric.
After the two were placed in the
Guilford County jail a red haired wom
an appeared at the jail and said she was
the lawful wife. No one disputed the
DEBT MISSION FROM !
FRANCE WILL COWSE
Now Virtually Settled That J
Mission Will Leave France
During the First Fortnight
BE WITH MISSION
Unless Something Not Ex- J
; pected Comes Up and
Keeps Him From Leaving
France at That Time.
(By the AsNocinteil Press*
Pari*. Ang. 6.—lt is now virtually
settled that tho French mission which
iis to go to tin* United States to ar- ‘
mnge a settlement of France’s war debt
j will leave for Washington during the 1
I first fortnight of September.
! The French government f iias decided to
j treat debt settlements with Great Bri- 1
j tain and the United States as two dis
, iinct and separate undertakings, and
whatever might be the stage of the ne-
I gotiation* opened ten days ago at Lon- i
j don between France and Great Britain I
|in September the mission will proceed
i to the United States.
« M. Uaillaux. the French finance minis-j
j ter. has firm intention unless prevented j
by circumstances to proceed to Washing
ton himself, but he would remain there
only a short time. If he does go. he
will sail only after preliminary discus
sions have been concluded between the
French delegate* an dthe American debt
* The French debt commission will be
composed of two technical and financial
experts, and two parliamentarians.
SPIRITUAL HEALING A FACT
So Declared by Joint Commission of the
Episcopal Church in Report to Be
Presented *at General Convention in
New York. Aug. i>.—Spiritual healing
is an outstanding fact of contemporary
religious life, declares the report of a
joint commission to be presented to the
general convention of the Episcopal
Church at New leaps Qetober.
Christian healing. ’ says in its report:
"Tlie commission finds a rapidly in
creasing desire that the church confirm
the belief that there is therapeutic value
in tlie Christian religion. Religious and
material means for cure must go hand in
hand in ministry to the sick. It is of
ten difficult to tell where the one leaves
■off and the other begins. Faith in God
and fail’d in physician must be blended
for best results. Both minister and
j physician know that the power of lieal
!ing is something apart from themselves;
■that their function in healing is to assist
Iby restoring the conditions-—physical,
moral and spiritual under which this
I power may best operate. A fundatnen
| tal principle is that God works and man
works. Experience teaches that God
does not do for man What man is cap
able of doing for himself: that man's
failure can thwart the accomplishment
of God's purposes. Thus faith finds its
appropriate place in co-operation with
the law of God.”
The report abounds in striking phrases.
“Sin is personal,” it says, “and it effects
the physical as well as the spiritual na
ture of man. Disease is physical; but
it, too, lias its reaction on the soul ana
on the intellect,”;
“By creation man is an inseparable
unity cf soul and body.” “Religion and
medicine must go hand in hand in min
-1 istry to the sick.” “The co-operation
-of man and God is a necessary part of
' the process of healing.”
i There is an indirect reference to the
Christian Science Church in the follow
t ing extract from the report: “We are
‘ challenged as to whether we shall allow
' this essentially Christian ministry to be
sought outside, or whether we are to
: make it a normal part of the church's
- life. We must see to it that we do
1 not afford a basis for another separatist
movement, but should realize that the
’ healing ministry is normal to the life of
While the report contains no formal
recommendation for specific action, some
definite ones be made to the convention.
TO LINK POWER LINES OF
JAMES AND APPOMATTOX.
Will Provide for Power Transmission
From Richmond to tlie North Carolina
(By the Associated Press)
Richmond, Aug. 6.—Plans for the de
velopment of a hydro electric power sys
tem that will eventually link the power
of the James and Appomattox rivers at
Petersburg and at Roanoke Rapids. N. ('..
are now underway by Stone & Webster
who recently gained control of the Vir
ginia Railway & Power Co. The pro
gram will ultimately represent the outlay
of approximately $12,000,000 and when
completed will provide a transmission !
system from Richmond to the North Car
9eneral manager of the
of Stone & Webster,
d today to make per
territory to be includ- [
■gun the manufacture
The article will be
g of certain pnstries,
ns and cocoa bever-
Aseociation of Bank
its annual convention
t the end of Septem-
• TODAY’S •
• NEWS •
9 TODAY •
STATE CONCLUDES j
hoSSELL SCOTT CASE
Dr. Krohn, the Prosecution
Alienist, Testifies as to
Scott’s Sanity, Supporting
THREE HOURS IS
GIVEN EACH SIDE
Dr. Krohn Said That Scott’s
Refusal to Submit to An
Examination Was Evidence
of His Sanity.
(By the Associated Press)
Chicago. Aug. fi.—The State today
cmiluded i,s efforts to prove Russell
I)r. William O. Krohn. the last prose
cutiton alienist, told of his examination
of Scott and his conclusion that the
prisoner was sane. He repeated stories
of the four previous state aliefiists, that
Scott declined to submit to an examina
titon in the jail.
Three hours were allotted to each side
i for the closing ax-guments. If the full
I time is used, the case will not go to the
Ijury before tomorrow night.
Dr. Krohn said Scott’s refusal to sub
| mit to an examination was evidence of
j his sanity. His conduct was in every
respect logical and rational and clearly
indicated that he was cognizant of his
predicament, and sought to act in ac
cordance with definite instructions from
Dr. Krohn was not cross examined.
W. W. O'Brien began the closing ar
gument for the defense.
The State used 15 witnesses and five
alienists all of whom expressed the belief
that Scott is sane.
Testimony of five alienists will consti
tute the case for the defense.
O’Brien attacked the expert testimony
of the State and told the jury that the
fifteen minute examination of Scott on
which they based their opinion was un
fair and ridiculous.
"They silt there on the witness stand
and told you they expected SIOO a day
for their testimony. Gentlemen, I won’t
' say the evidence was bought but I will
say under the law it was paid for.”
due to liis long incarceration under the
shadow of the gallows.
His condition was described as border
line type of insanity which experts could
identify only after long examination.
O’Brien closed his address in forty
minutes. Assistant State Attorney Harry
A. I’ritzker made the first argument for
William Stewart for the defense and
William Rittenhouse. for the State, will
close for their respective sides.
Pritzkei- recalled that the defense alien
ists had testified they found Scott's phys
ical and nervous system unimpaired, and
stressed the conclusion that therefore all
opinions as to the prisoner’s insanity
were based merely on what Scott had
told defense doctors.
“He told the doctors large stories
about his business in Canada and his
perpeoufTon in the jail. But the State
brought in the jailers who were with
hini sixteen months in the jail who told
you Scott never breathed a word about
JURY WILL DETERMINE
RUSSELL SCOTT’S CASE
There Will Be No Appeal From Case
Called to Determine His Sanity.
(By the Associated Press)
Chicago, Aug. 6.—There will be no ap
-1 peal for Russell Scott from the verdict
' of the jury which will decide whether
he is sane and s’hould be hanged, or is
’ mentally cognizant of the death penalty
■ he faces.
* If the jury decides he is sane enough
’ to realize his position Judge Thomas B.
- David will fix a new date for execu
> tion from which Scott has twice been
a snatched a few hours before the death
5 march. Inoureeration in a State insti
t tution would follow the verdict of in
£ Tiie hearing has proceeded to a stage
of dosing arguments after the testimony
of Dr. W. O. Krohn, the last State ex
pert, is heard. All the prosecution wit
nesses. experts and laymen say. they be
lieve Scott sane, just as the fourteen de
fense witnesses testified that confinement
and two death watch orders had affect
ed his mind.
American Aviators Get on Nerves of the
(By the Associated Press)
Washington, Aug. fi.—American avia
tors with the MacMillan arctic expedi
tion are fraying the nerves of the esqui
Ou every test flight the greatest ap
prehension is felt by the natives on the
ground, who are unable to comprehend
why the planes do not fall and who look
for a disaster every minute.
WHAT SAT’S BEAR SAYS
Generally fair tonight and Friday,
slightly wanner tonight, _ •