NEW EVIDEHCE FOR
Board of Inquiry Drops
Military Aspects of Air
caft Development to Ex
amine Commercial Side.
MAIL SERVICE IS
TO BE STUDIED
Think ThfeWffl Form the
Basis For Discussion «f
Commercial Uses of Air
planes in This Country.
Washington, Sept-A 23.—GP)—The
President's special air board turned
it« attention today from the military
aspects of aircraft development to the
commercial possibilities of air trans
portation and its present rate of prog
A The board is laying the general
course of its inquiry, decided that it
should include the commercial field
es aviation as well as the military
and that a study of the air mail
- sirvice of the post office department
>vus the logical darting point on that
tide cf the investigation.
Postmaster General New thus was
called to open the inquiry into the
commercial phase of the aircraft de
velopment which has been stressed
befordf the board by '.ligh officers of
both the army and navy as present
ing the best approach to the build
ing up of an adequate reserve of
trained pilots for the national de
. Others invited to appear as wit
nesses today were Assistant Post
master General W. Irving Glover, in
charge of the air mail service, and
Paul Henderson, his predecessor in
The board completed its prelimi
nary survey of military air forces
with qyuestioning of army and navy
The declared views of Secretary
Wiljbur and three ranking admirals
placed the navy squarely in line with
the majority view of the war depart
ment in opposing any material change
in the present organization of the
nation’s mis defense. The four ffltty
witnesses .were unanimous in this
!*r tfftjhfl}- yprttr
the administration of the personnel In"
the naval atr service.
Will Attend Air Race
Washington, Sept. 23.— OP) —The
Piesident's air board has decided to
attend for one day at least the Pulit
zer air raee to be held at Mitchell
Field, Long Island, October S, S> and
Also Against Unified Air Service.
Washington, Sept. 23—OP)—The
post office department boss of the air
mail service added its endorsement to
day td the stand of the army and
navy departments against a unified I
separate air service in whieh ail the
air activities of the federal govern
ment will be consoliated.
Postmaster General New appearing
before the President's special aircraft
board, was asked whether be favored
the unified air service like that advo
cated by Col. William Mitchell and
he replied: “I believe the post office
department should control its air serv
ice.” Then after a pause he added,
"That is all.”
With other officials of the depart
ment. Mr. New outlined the benefits
of the air mail service ns now con
stituted. The next cabinet member
to be questioned by the board will be
Secretary Hoover, who will appear
late 'today .or tomorrow.
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Today only at Warner's Concord
Theatre, Heed Howes and Effie Shan
non' in "Lightning Romance. Also
"Heloved Bozo” comedy and "The
Majestic Trio,” the musicians. On
Thursday and Friday, “His Majesty '
Douglas Fairbanks in the great
picture, “The Tlilef of Bagdad," at
Warner’s Concord Theatre Monday
and Tuesday, September 28th and
20th. This story abounds in astound
ing and unbelievable magic.
The Specialty Store specializes in
football and athletic goods. Next to
Doesn't Want Modification of the Vot-
Newark. N. J., Sept. 23.— UP)—
Christian W. Feignestan, president of
the Christian Feignstan Brewery of
Newark, today announced he had of
fered his resignation aa. president of
the United States Brewers’’ Associa
tion because of his opposition to the
reported attempt of representatives of
the association to reach a compromise
with the anti-saloon league on modifi
cation of the Volstead law.
Mtaspprehension About Protest.
Washington, Sept. 23.—OP)—Navy
Department officials said today a mis.
" apprehension evidently had developed
in testimony before the naval court of
inquiry into the . Shenandoah disas
ter at Lakehurst on the position of
Lieut. Commander Lansdowne io ref
erence to the time of making the flight, j
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A woman suffrage bill has been in
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person in Concord to take some shares in this series. ■ i
Running shares cost 26 cents per share per week. j 1
Prepaid shares cost $72.25 per share. . ! ‘
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ROWAN MAN RECEIVES
PARDON FROM M’LEAN
Harvey Young. Having served One
Yrar of Two-Year Sentence, Is
Raleigh, Sept. 22.—Fu1l pardon
for Harvey H. Young. Rowan oonftty
young man who has served nearly a
| year of his two yeans on the roads
for burning a barn, was ordered to
day by Governor McLean.
I Young, who comes of a good
Rowan family, is the beneiciary of a
dend judge's letter. The late Judge
Benjamin F. Long, who tried and
sentenced him, saw the weakness of
the case nud gave the prisoner a
rather Might sentence. Young, who
earried water and did other work of
a trusty oh the road between Mocks
ville and Salisbury, interested many
residents in his case. There is the
greatest doubt about, bis guilt. Gov
ernor McLean in part says:
"Honorable B. F. Long, now de
ceased, in a letter to the governor's
office, states that tbe evidence in this
case was entirely circumstantial and
that from facts that hnu arisen since
the trial clemency on the part of the
’ executive would be approved by
him. The jurors who tried the ease
have unanimously requested elemenpy
ior the prisoner, as have many of
the officials nnd n thousand or more
citizens of Rowan county.
"This very unusual request for'
clemency is based on the fact that
several barn burnings occurred in
the neighborhood and especially be
cause another citizen of Rowan coun
ty later confessed to having burned
two barns after this date and was
adjudged' insane nnd sent to the
state asylum for. tbe insane for the
second time for this same offense. I
am reliably informed that no burn
ings of this nature have occurred in
this section since the last named
party jvae removed from the com
“It appears also- that the principal
evidence against Young connecting
him with the crime was the testi
mony of a state witness, giving an
automobile number corresponding
with Young's, alleging that he re
membered this number by merely see
ing it by the roadside on one occas
ion), without pretending to know the
ear of Young, and at the same time
admitting that he did not know his
own j-iutomobile number.
“In view of the peculiar circum
stances surrounding this case, and
especially the fact that the burnings
continued after this prisoner’s re
moval from the community and
ceased immediately upon the re
moval of another from it, and the
nature of tiie evidence in the case.
I have this day pardoned the prison
er for the remainder of bis tem."
SPEEDY TRIALS FOR THE
ASHEVILLE MOB LEADERS
All But Three of Alleged Twenty
Leaders Held in Jail in Default of
Asheville, Sept. 23.—OP)—Speedy
trials will be given the alleged lead
ers of the mob that stormed the Bun
combe county jail last Saturday night
with the intention of lynching Alvin
Mansel, negro, identified as the assail
ant of a white woman on Sunset
Mountain, Solicitor J. E. Swain an
nounced this morning.
The statement was made by the so
licitor after twenty of the thirty men
who were indicted by the grand jury
yesterday afternoon had been served
Ail but three of the twenty alleged
leaders and participants in the mob
were held in jail today unable to give ;
the required bonds of $2,500 each.
Pope Permits Catholic a Marry [
Rome, Sept. 22. —The pope has
granted a special dispensation for
the marriage of Princess Mafalda, !
Catholic, and Prince Philip of Hesse, 1
Lutheran, for the particular reason 1
that, not only does Mafalda remain 1
undisturbed in the Catholic faith,
but has promised to bring up the
children of the union in the same re- j
ligion, without interference or re- <
straint from her husband. (
Native Maori women of New Zea- I
land salute their friends in the street i
by rubbing noses.
North Carolina’s Leading Small City Daily
CONCORD, N. C., WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1925
Her Diamond Caused a Murder
Mrs. Suzanne Crawford, of Saq Antonio, Tex., showed her former hus
band, t barles Crawford, a diamond engagement ring her fiance, Prentice M
Henley, had given her. A quarrel resnlted and Crawford was seriously
wounded. Henley offered his blood, believing a transfusion operation might
save Crawford’s life, but he died. Mrs. Crawford is being held under SISOO
bond in connection with the slaying.
New Cotton Forecast
Made By government
New Forecast Calls For a
Crop of 13,931,000 Bales,
an Increase Over Report
Made Two Weeks Ago,,.
OF LAST YEAR
4,275,928 Bales Have Been
Ginned While Last Year
Total Was About Half
at Same Period.
•Washington, Sept. 23. —OT»)—Cot-
ton production this year, forecast
from the condition of the crop Sep
tember 10th is indicated at 13.931,000
aquivalent 500-pound bales, the de
partment of agriculture' announced
today. A fortnight ago 13,740,000
bales were forecast. Last year’s!
crop was 13.027,936 bales.
The number of bales of cotton 1
ginned from the growth of 1925 prior!
to September lOih was 4.275.928
running bales, counting round as half:
bales, the census bureau announced.
To that date last year 2,605.793 run
ning bales were ginned.
The condition of the crop on Sep
tember 16th was 54.8 per cent of a
normal, indicating a yield per acre of
about 143.5 pounds, compared with
a condition of 56.2 per cent, indicat
ing an acreage yield of 141.5 on Sep
tember Ist this year, and 55.4 per
cent on September 10th last year
when the final yield was 157.1} pounds
The condition of the crop' and pro
duction indicated therefrom by states
include North Carolina, 62 per cent
and 1,103,000; South Carolina, 43
per cent and 837,000.
Break hi Prices Follows.
New York, Sept. 23.—OP)—A per
pendicular break of $6 to $7 a hale in
cotton prices followed the publication
of the government report on produc
tion and ginnings today estimating
the condition at 53.8 per cent, of nor
mal, and a crop of 13,031,000 bales.
Fire at Massachusetts State Farm.
Bridgewater, Mass., Sept. 23.—5 P)
—lire broke out at the State farm
today and rapidly swept through the
buildings where hundreds of prisons-:
ers are confined. Aid was summoned
from four nearby towns.
Spanish Troops Advance.
Madrid, Spain, Sept. 23. —CP)—lt
is announced officially that the Span
ish forces operating in the Alhura
mas sector have advanced and occu
pied Moro Viejo, Maltnusi and Cuer
Your Last Chance
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“THE MAJESTIC TRIO”
TODAY AT 3:30—7:30—9:30
I MORE SWEATERS TO
BE MADE IN CITY
'■ Mrs. G. B. Lewis Gives a
Sleeveless Sweater and
Mrs. C. A. Cannon a
Sweater With Sleeves.
More responses have been made
this week to the Red Cross appeal
' for sweaters for siek soldiers, Mrs.
O. B, Lewis sending in a sleepless
sweater and Mrs. C. A. Cannon prom
ising a sweater with sleeves.
Trior to t'liis Mrs. D. L. Bost. Mrs
J. F. Cannon and Miss Elizabeth
. Gibson had promised sweaters, rals
lying the total promised now to live.
In addition to promising sweaters
[ Mrs. C. A. Cannon and Mrs. Lewis
i promised wool for another sweater
ij if some one will make it. Any one
| desiring to do is asked to notify Rev.
iW. A. Jenkins, local Red Cross
I I While this city has been asked to
■\ furnish only six sweaters Mr. Jenkins
I is anxious to get as many as possible.
"There is no limit on the number
we can send in,” he stated, "and I
hope we will greatly exceed our
Persons desiring information as to
how the sweaters should be made
are asked to confer with Mr. Jenkins.
THE COTTON MARKET
Opened Firm Today at Advance of 9
to 22 Points in Response to Firm
New York, Sept. 23.—CP)—The cot
ton market opened firm today at an
advance of 9 to 22 points in response
to relatively firm Liverpool cables,
trade buying and covering in prepar
ation for the day's government re
On considerable Southern selling
and realizing, December after selling
at 24.80 at the start, eased off to
24.60, but covering continued and be
came more active toward the end of
tbe first hour on reports of cold rains
Private cables said tile advance in
Liverpool was due to covering and
trade buying, with moderate demands
from spinners and improved business
•in cotton cloths in Manchester.
Cotton futures opened firm. Oct.
24.35; Dec. 24.80; Jan. 24.07; March
24.35; May 24.58.
An ancient Persian ambassador to
France every morning before th* day's
business saluted a turf of earth dug
from his native soil to remind him
of the loyalty due his country in all
the transactions of the day.
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French Debt Mission
Reaches This Country
SCOTLAND DAY AT THE
CHARLOTTE EXPOSITION |
Big Gathering of the Scotch Expect
ed Today at Made-In-Carolina.
Charlotte. Sept. 22.—A special
train carrying 500 persons, including
275 school children nnd teachers of
Scotland county, is expected Wed
nesday at 11 o'clock for the Made-
In-Caro’.ina Exposition. More than
500 persons will coine by automobile.
The program will be under the
direction of Xcotlnnd eoifnty folks,
Paul C. Whitlock, of Charlotte, will
deliver the address of welcome, and
Edward 11. Gibson, of Scotland coun
ty, will respond.
A reception and luncheon for dis
tinguished Carolina women will be
given Wednesday at Hotel Charlotte.
The visitors will be Mrs. Lei toy
Springs, of Lancaster, S. C\, the
first woman to be honored with the
nomination of vice-president of the
United States, and who was a dele
gate to the National Democratic
Convention in 1924; Mrs. Edith
Vanderbilt, of Biltmore, former
President of the North Carolina
.Agricultural Society; Mrs. Edwin C-
Gregory, of Salisbury, State Regent
of the I>. A. A., nnd Mies Jenn Col
trnne, of Concord, former Historian
General of the D. A. R.
Interest of the women who were
in the crowd Tueedny appeared to
center on forthcoming special events
at the Made-In-Carolina Exjiosltion,
including the series of six style
revues and the prospective visit of
Lois Wilson, formerly of Alabama,
motion picture star, who will be
honor guest of Friday, when a ball
will be given at the Exposition
building in honor of her and her sis
ter, Mies Diana Kane, also a -screen
Some of the "high spots” as in
dicated 'by the Exposition’s program
included the following:
Wednesday, Sept. 23, Scotland
County day, and style revue.
Thursday, Sept- 24, Kiwanis Club,
and style revue.
Friday, Sept. 25.. Lois Wilson
day. Civitan day, and Movie ball.
Saturday, Sept. 26. Biuefield
Boosters day and Children's Style
Tuesday, Sept. 29, Dry Goods
Merchants Convention nnd Lunch
eon. Textile Diversification dinner;
visit by Governor McLean of North
SecretarvPatton said that the tex
tile diversification dinner will be
l held Tuesday evening. Sept. 29,i and
I will be one of the outstanding events!
of the Exposition, which will close
, October 3- ]
Tax Reductions to Have Right of
Washington, Sept. 23. —(/P)—Tax !
reductions will have right of way in j
the House from the day Congress con
venes, President Coolidge was in
formed today by Representative Til
son. of Connecticut, the new Republi
can floor leader.
Even the appropriation bills will
be pu; aside, he said, in an effort to
complete the House action on the rev
enue measure before Christmas. He
predicted that the bill would bo in
the hands of the President for his
signature well in advance of March!
15, next, when the first installments j
of taxes on 1925 incomes will be due.!
“Peace” Commission in Secret Session. \
Atlantic City, N. J.. Sept. 23.—0 P) i
* —“The peace” commission of the
Presbyterian Church in the United
States assembled again behind closed
doors today to wrestle with the many
problems facing the church, especial
ly the question .of doctrinal differ
ences between fundamentalists and
Steamer George Washington Refloated
Bremen. Germany, Sept. 23.—CP)—
The steamer George Washington, af
ter having gone aground today on
Mellum Flat in the River Weser, was
refloated without damage this after
noon and continued on her way to
New York, to which she is bound
Tom Moore, the Irish poet, was a
grocer’s son, short of stature and of
To Have More Horses Than Ever
At The Fair Races Here This Year
With more than sixty entries al
ready listed, officials of the Cabarrus
County Fair Association expect more
horses than ever for the races at the
fair to begin October 13th. The en
try lists do not close until October
10th, fair officials point out. and be
tween now and then more than fifty
aditional horses are expected to be
entered for the handsome purses to
be given to the winners in the va
rious track events.
Fifteen horses are quartered at the
fair grounds now and while most of
them have just returned from a swing
through Ohio, Indiana, Tennessee and
other states they are being groomed
daily for the races here.
Activities are daily increasing at
the fair grounds as opening day for
the fair draws near. Exhibit halls
are being put in shape, booths which
will house lunch and cold drink stands
are being repaired, and the grounds
are being cleaned. Due to the fact ,
that a caretaker stays at the grounds ]
the year round, little has to be done!
to get the grounds in shape.
“We are going to offer the best l
fair we have ever offered, and people
who have been at the other two know
what that means," Dr. T. N. Spencer, I
secretary of the fair association, stat
ed. “For the first time gince we
| Finance Minister Caillaux
trtain Basis Can Be
ARE KEPT SECRET |
Mission Gives No Hint as;
to Suggestions It Will
Make to the American
New York. Sept. 23. —(/P)—Ex-
pressing confidence that the French
war debt to the I'nited States can be
settled "upon the basis of peace and
righteousness.” Jos. Caillaux. French
finance minister, arrived on the S. S.
Paris today as the head of the French
government mission which will open
negotiations with the American debt
commission in Washington tomorrow.
“I hare come accompanied by emi
nent members of all political parties
in the French parliament." he sa'd in
a prepared statement handed to news
paper men who boarded the Paris at
quarantine, "to bring a settlement of
all our debts. There is no instance
in history in which France has failed
to do so.”
The details of his plan are a closely
guarded secret which has been reserv
ed for the ears of Secretary of the
Treasury Mellon and his American
conferees. The precise sum which he
will offer to begin paying at once was
the subject of earnest continuous dis
cussion between him and colleagues,
several of whom are experts in pre
paring financial bills likely to be ac
cepted by the country. The minister
was receptive to their suggestions, but
did not mention to any of them his
own figures. v
Mr. Caillaux, recalled from obscur
ity into which his war activities had
led him. to lead his country out of a
wilderness of post-war fi.nancial prob
lems, reiterated again and again that
he expected and hoped to go home with
a satisfactory agreement.
HEART ATTACK CLAIMS
Prank Gambia. Jr„ of Llneobiiton.
Found Dead ’Early Tuesday By
t Chapel Hill, Sept. 2^.—Frank
Gamble, Jr., of I.incolnton, a fresh
j man in the university, died hero
early today of Heart disease from
| which he had been suffering for
| many months.
j He passed away peacefully some-
I time during the early morning horn's.
His roommate. R. C. Goode, also of
j Li.ncolnton. discovered the corpse
! when he tried to arouse him for
classes. Dr. E. A. Abernethy, univer
sity physician, who was summoned,
said the young man had been dead
several lieu is.
The family arrived this afternoon
to care for the body, which will be
accompanied to /Lincolnton by a
special escort of university students.
Treatment For Rabies Taken by Sev
eral Rowan People.
j Salisbury, Sept. 22.—Roth dogs and
I cats have contributed to n general
| scare in this community and local
■ physicians are administering anti
rabie treatment to a number of peo
ple. One little fox terrior bit sev
eral people and n number of dogs
while on the flying trip down North
Main street, and in the business sec
tion a woman and a man were bitten
by a dog which was later killed.
A woman who has been taking the
treatment was scratched by a sick
cat which she was chloroforming and
a report from Raleigh where its 'head
was sent for examination stated that
the animal had rabies. A family in
the country, the members of which
were treated, have lost two milk cows
that were bitten by the same dog
which bit them.
Although there are three million
more persons in the cities than in the
country, there are two million more
children under ten years of age in
the country than in Pile cities.
started the fair we are satisfied with
shows, exhibits and horses secured.
It is the same with the free nets.
It is safe to say this fair is going
to be so much bigger and better than !
anything else offered that the people'
will agree with us in the opinion i
that it is one of the best in the
Friday night of fair week will be
“Klan night" and hundreds of mem
bers of the organization are expected
to be present for the parade and ad
dresses which will feature the night’s
program. Special fire works will
be offered for the Klansmen, accord
ing to present plans, and local Klan
officers have invited thousands of fel
low members to be present to make
the occasion one of the most notable
in the history of the organization in
this part of the state.
■I. Cline, head of the fair’s
poultry department, has received en
| tries from more than Tf> poultrymen
I and the poultry exhibit this year is
j expected to be much larger than it
I was last year, although 100 new coops
I were purchased last year to take care
of the increase from the year be
I If fair weather prevails during the
week of the fair official expect all pre
vious attendance records to be broken.
TODAY’S NEWS TODAY
LANSDOWME DID NOT
WANT TO IKE TRIP
IN THE SHENANDOAH
The Testimony at Inquiry
Shows That ConunandCf
of 111-Fated Dirigible
Wanted to Postpone Trip
AS SHE STARTED
Capt. George Steele, Jr.,
Said He Inspected It Be
fore Startiny and It Asi
peared All Right to Him.
Lakeburst. N. J., Sept. 23. —G4")—• ,
Tiie Shenandoah was ordered on her
fatal flight to the west on September
2nd. despite recommendations of Lieut.
Commander Zachary Lansdowne *bat
the trip be deferred until the second
• week in September.
This is shown by official documents
read into the record today of the nav
al court of inquiry by Capt. Gee. W.
Steele, Jr., commander of the Lake
hurst air station.
After the navy department had dis
approved his plan for starting at the
latter period, Commander Lansdowwip;
made no further protest, Capt. Steele
declared to the court today. The coe-a
respondenee showed that the Departs! !,
ment was very noxious to have the
great ship visit fairs in Ohio, Indiana, !
Michigan, lowa and other westerrf'J
states during the first two weeks
September. Commander I.ansdowwS
replied that, since there would not ba
time to complete preparations at.|
Scott Field, 111., for reception oI
ship lie would suggest that the vojraga;|
bo deferred until the second week.
The Navy Department disapproved %
of 11lls plan, fixed the itinerary and
Commander Lansdownic undertook to
carry out the trip. It first had been -l
suggested in July, but Commander |
1/ansdowne objected because that
would be during the season of thun-|
derstorms in the Middle West, and it
was because of this objection that the
flight was deferred until September.
After describing frequent inspec
tions made of the great airship and
particularly of the middle structuife, J
Captain Steele told the court that her
condition at the time of departure met
with his entire approval. He added 1 J
that the flight vrtffi
fivers and men in the very hopeful spir
it of carrying the desirability of this
kind of craft on tp tho people of the
country. ' 'isl
TO DISCI SS PROBLEMS ’ I
OF TOBACCO FARMERS
In Connection With Tobacco Produc
ed WitJi Muriate of Potash.
Raleigh, Sept. 23.—C4>)—A meeting ,
of farmers, fertilizer people and to- ;
baeco manufacturers will shortly be
called by Commissioner of Agriculture
William A. Graham to discuss prob
lems in connection wit’h tobacco pro- *
duced with muriate of potash, the
commissioner has announced.' .
The announcement followed an of- '
fieial visit of the official to the to
bacco test farm of the department of ’
agriculture at Oxford, made by Mr.
Graham in company with F. E. Mil- 1
.er, ill charge of the department’s
“E. G. Moss, in charge of the Ox
ford farm, has made a very important
discovery," said Commissioner Gra
ham, “in t’aat he has found that to
bacco grown with muriate of potash i ;
makes just as good a yield as that -
grown with sulphate of potdsh. I
consider this a very important dis- j
covery. as for years it was thought
that sulphate of potash produced a
much better product.
"It will be necessary, however,” con
tinued Mr. Graham, “to have tha
burning process tested out before defi- |
nite conclusions or recommendations i
can be made. In order that- there :
may be a full discussion of this prob- i
lem, I shall call a meeting of farm- j
ers, fertilizer people, and tobacco man- •
ufacturens and ask them to consider ■
it from all standpoints in an effort
to reach such conclusions as may be
of benefit to all concerned. The best *
interests of the tobacco farmers mu«ti|
be the first point tot be taken into
consideration in this matter.”
The question appeared to interest |
Mr. Graham extremely, and he indi
cated that as soon as the water could
be fully investigated and after eon- if
ferences with experts, he will make !
whatever recommendations Seem prop- ’
i Though the barber shop private?',
shaving mug is almost gone, many old- ;,
time shops still have many old iudi- i
victual cups that are no longer in use, 1
some of them belonging to estates and a
unclaimed by their owners.
SAT’S BEAR SAYS:
Probably showers tonight and 9
Thursday, slightly cooler tonight
tile I'ast pol'ttion, warmer in tbt'MMM
tnil and wist portions Thursday, J
Moderate to fresh east winds.