TWO PEHSONS ARE
DUD TWO HO!
EXPfCTIO TO LIVE
As a Result of an Automo
bile Accident Two Miles j
West of Hickory Yester
The Dead Are Miss Ger
trude Berry and an In
fant of Mr. Rowe.—Child
Thrown Against Car.
Hickory, X. C., Xov. 27.—W1-rTwo
persons are (lead ami two are not ex
pected to iive, an a result of an auto
mobile accident in West Hickory, two
miles southwest of this city yester
day, when a big touring car driven by
fitly itotve. engineer on tlie Southern
Railway, skidded and crashed into a
box cat-. The dead are : Miss Gertrude
Rrri-y. 21. daughter of Postmaster
Chat*. &He cry, IJrexel, and,an in
fant of,Mr. and Mrs. Rowe.
Hite Mtild was hurled out of the au
tomobile against the box car. She
died almost instantly. Miss Berry
died about ft o’clbck last night.
Mr. Howe, whose home is in New
ton. is probably fatally injured. He
is in a local hospital and his condi
tion while somewhat better early this
morning, is regarded as very serious.
The other seriously injured is n
Xhuford boy, son of (leorge Sltuford,
Catawba County farmer, , who was
standing beside the box ear when the
automobile crushed into it. He has a
fractured skull and is not expected to
live. Mrs. Rowe, wife of tiie driver,
was cut and bruised, but is expected
CHANGES MADE AMONG
STUDENT BODY OFFICERS
Several Shifts Made Necessary by
Hudson's Death and SappenSehTs
Davidson". Xr.v. 28.—The failure of
Nick Happenfield to "return to David
son College following bis injury in
the first football game of the season,
and the death of Fraijk Hudson, who
wits killed two weeks ago in an ay
tcnrcbile,aeeidont en route to the Car?
olinn game at Chapel HTIV Tturc'
made in the student body offices of
that institution. *
Sappentieid was president of the
student body, and his position has
been filled by T. S, Baker, of Jack
sonville. Klu. Baker was president
of athletic association, and ac
cording to the point system used at
Davidson, was ineligible to both
places. He resigned front the athletic
association presidency, and Harry
Vance, of Huntersville, has been
elected as president of that body, fol
lowing three run-overs, the last one
being between C. F. Laird, of De
catur, Ga., and Vance.
Power Officials See End of Curtail
Charlotte, Xov. 26—Further sjieed- ,
ing up of industry in the Caroiinas
is expected .next week as the result
of decision of the Southern Power
company to further reduce the week
ly! power curtailment in this section. 1
In an order effective next Monday
users of electric current supplied by
the Southern Power company will be
allowed to operate their plants on a
live-day week basis, this reducing the
curtailment period by one-half day
Thtj announcement from headquar
ters of the company here said that 1
the unfavorable conditions dne to the
prolonged drought of the past sum
mer slowly are being overcome by
users of current. -
More than 300 cotton mills nnd
, other industrial plants have been
affected by the curtailment program 1
that went into effect in the-summer,
the maximum curtailment program
being three days.
Officials of the Southern Power
company today intimated that* it
may be possible tff furnish current to
nil of its customers on «■ tun-time
basis again within a short time, pro
vided there is: a normal raUifall
within the next fortnight or S».
Snapshots In the Dark.
Tokyo, Nov. 27. —After several
years' investigation, Jusei Sugiye, of
"the Industrial Experimental Station
of Osaka, is reported to have invent
ed a black glass that is expected to
prove of great military value. <The
new gloss is opaque tp' all but ultra
violet rays, olid by its use battle for
mations or the movements of an ene
my can be photographed in darkness
without detection. Moving pictures,
it is claimed, can also be' taken in the
by the use of this black glass.
The miud is a bank that pays com
pound interest on the knowledge you
City Tax Notice
Effective December Ist,
1985, penalty on city ' taxes.
Pay now and save additional
CHAS. N. FIELD,
City Tax Collector.
The Concord Daily Tribune
_____________ North Carolina’s Leading Small City Daily
Duke Gifts Traced to Circuit
Rider Who Visited His Father
| Ben Dixon MneNeill in Raleigh News
j Durham, Nov. 2”.—Duke T’niver-I
city forgot the gift and remembered
only the giver in ,an impressive me
. ntotiaTservices for Tames Buchanan
j Duke. The University that benrs
! his name forgot mat he was the over
, | lord of a mighty industrial empire
rand remembered only that when nil
>1 that was attained, he turned back to
, i the simple nnd straight-forward- vi-
I sion of his venerated father nnd gave
the empire that ho had built to its
“If 1 have ever amounted to any
thing. if this foundation ever amounts
to anything, it is because of m.v old
daddy, and he was what he was. he
often told men. because of an old
circuit, rider who used to come to
our house when I was n little boy.”
Keynote of tbe Service.
Duke's own summary of his life
and file forces that Worked through
him, made just a few days before
he died last month, nnd quoted in
a brief address today by George (J.
Allen, his Closest associate nnd silent
friend through the days of his em
pire-building and. his later days when
he created the Duke Foundation, were
somehow made into the keynote of the
memorial service. Not once was tile
material magnitude of his will men
t’ertainly this one sentence in which
Duke took stock of himself eleven days
before he died was the most impres
sive thing that was said. It gave the
Jtvo thousand people gathered here
from ail over the nation a new in
sight into the motives that prompted
the dedication of the great material
wealth to the ministry of spiritual
things. Almost it became a memori
al to the nameless circuit rider.
Half dozen speakers brought from
remote places, were with some excep
tiop, moved by the same impulse to
n common estimate of Duke. Among
the speakers were Governor Angus W.
McLean, shaking for the people of
North Carolina: Josef/h (3. Brown,
president of the board of trustees of
the University; Sidney S. Alderman,
speaking for the alumni; IV. S. Blnk
nry, Jr., president cf the student coun
cil, for the undergraduates; Mr Al
len and IV. R. Perkins, for the Foun
dation and President W. P. Few.
The exercises were held in the col
lege chapel. Every student of the
institution who could crowd himself
into the place, the trustees, members
of the Duke Foundation, into whose
-j an ds he left the administration of
til* unparalleled gift; scores of min
isters Os TfU-jnHat’ t.Wiyr liiuH
Itondreds of citizens from evefv *ec
tion of the states, associates of Mr.
Duke in his many industrial enter
prises. were among the throng that
crowded the building to its doors.
McLean Voices Appreciation.
“As spokesman for the time being
of the people of North Carolina," said
Governor McLean, "I desire to ex
press in their behalf a deep sense of
appreciation which they feel for the
material contribution Me Duke has
made to the state's growth and de
velopment. And yet this great work ,
was secondary to what he did for the
soul of North Carolina as expressed I
in its young men nud young women
for whom lie set higher standards in
real Christian education, or with what
be did for humanity by providing
means' of combatting disease and al
leviating suffering, even ns that ernan
SCHOOL TO GET PEN AND
CHAIR MR. DUKE USED
P« With Which”Tluke Sig Wed I*.
denture Creating University, to Be
Set Into Bronze Tablet.
Durham, Nov. 25.—Tho pen used
by James B. Duke on December 11,
1924, in executing the indenture
creating the Duke endowment, that
now amount* to *80,000,000, is to
be presented to Duke university, jt
was announced this morning by
George G. Allen, of the Duke en
dowment, in an address made at the
university during memorial services
being held for the great philan
It was stated, that the petfis being
mounted on n bronze tablet, which
in to have a facsmile of the signa
ture on the endowment indenture.
Mr. Allen stated for Mrs. Duke that
the desk and ehair used by her hus
band in , signing the important 'docu
ment would also be given to Duke
WWle the idea is not assumed to
be novel, it is pointed out that the
peq, desk and chair will prove" In
teresting to future generations, and
that in time they will become his
torical. It is probable that appro
priate exercises will be held when
the tablet containing is- held when
the taMet containing the pen is
Governor Will Sign Retrieve at Four
O'clock This Afternoon.
Hartford, Conn.. Nov. 27.—G4*)—
ernor Trumblll will sign Gerald 'Chap
man's reprieve at 4 o'clock this after
noon, thus postponing until March 3
Chapman’s execution for the murder
of a New Britain policeman on Octo
ber lit, TD?4.
Counsel on both sides were engaged
today in preparing for the habeas cor
pus bearing before Federal Judge
Thomas at the state prison on Mou
day. The office of the State's attor
ney was preparing to return the writ
which will cite the Presidential com
mutation of Chapman's federal sen
tence apd its defense. Coqnsel for
Cbapmatr are looking for citations to
bear out their contention that Chap
man could legally decline to accept
the commutation which be formally
did on Wednesday.
citation of the mind crimes froirredii-
I cation brings the soul sweeter peace."
I Throe sentiments found echo on the
brief address by Mr. Brown who milled
to them the pledge of tile trustees of
the institution itself , that Duke Uni
versity will strive to keep before it
always the simple hope for it that
Duke inherited fAutt his father. Again
it found an echo in the words of tbe
spokesman for the student body, W.
S Blakeney, Jr. In many respects
this youth's address was the best
speech of the, day. It was well pre
pared and it was well delivered.
No Attempts at Oration.
In none of them was there any
florid peroration to the life and at
tainments of Mtf. Duke. They were
all characterized by an admirable re
straint. There were no nttempts at
fine oratory, but .rather n simple ef
fort to express something that they
Speaking for the alumni of the in
stitution, Sindey S. Alderman, a
Greensboro lawyer, paid vigorous
tribute so. the magnitude of Duke's
vision in the realms of finance, to bis
magnificent leadership and to the vi
sion that he sought to make real in
his final year* of life.
Mr. Alderman spoke rat iter move
bluntly at one stage of his address
than did any of the others on the
program when 'be devoted two min
utes to the erities of Duke. “It be
came tlte fashion in North Carolina
to ride into public office on the flood
of these unjust criticisms,” Mr. Al
(ftrrnnn declared, "but the noise of
these insects was never noticed by Mr.
Duke." A half suppressed snicker
ran around the chapel at this dteinra
Duke’s Ccfcnsellor. %
Mr. AJlen, confessedly and appar
ently not an experienced public speak
er. profoundly impressed his audience,
nnd none among the orators of the
day will be so long remembered. He
is a North Carolinian from Warren
county. He was for a quarter of a
century the personal counsellor and
companion of Mr. Duke. He knew
bis ways and itis thoughts. He saw
him ns perhaps no other man saw
hiu, and he venerates his memory as
something almost sacred.
Little incidents, ill Duke's life that
showed this great foundation was not
a suddenly born thing, but a culmina
tion of a thought that he has had
throng'd all his long life, were .related
by Mr. Allen. He spoke of Duke's
devotion to his father. As he grew
older and put behind him the battles
of bis mature manhood for supremnrf
in the world he had chosen to conquer,
his thoughts turned more and mure
■fcnskwatrt Jo-Washington. p-»ke,„ und
hid simple, sturdy ideals of Christian
Two announcements were made by
Mr. Allen that were heard with pro
foumlest interest here. The first was
that a year before lie died Mr. Duke
authorized the preparation of a bi
ography of himself. He did it tin
willingly, feeling that people would
think he was seeking publicity. The
book will be published at the end of
next year. The second announce
ment was that the pen with which he
signed the document creating the
1 Foundation has been mounted on a
I bronze tablet to become a part of the
Univtrsity property. Mrs. Duke has
given the desk and chair at which lie
wroked to be presented to tlte Uni
A brief declaration of faith on be
half of the University by Dr. Few
concluded the meeting.
BOWMAN GRAY JEWELS
STOLEN TUESDAY NIGHT
Gems Valued at Thousands of Dol
lars Taken at Winston-Salem.
Winston-Salem. Nov. 25.—Jewels
valued at several thousand dollars
were stolen last night from tlte resi
dence of Bowman Gray, multi-mil
lionaire tobacconist and president of
Reynolds Tobacco Manufacturing
The jewels were tho property of
Mrs. Gray and were left by her, ac
cording to habit, it is £aid. on a
shelf in the bathroom last night
when she retired about 10:30 o'clock.
In the afternoon she had entertained
at an informal tea. She discovered
her loss this morning.
Mrs. Gray estimated the value of
one diamond ring at several thousand
dollars. Another ring and rosette pin
were among the articles stolen.
No clue to the robbery yet has
been developed. Authorities say their
information indicates . the house
was locked up. No doors or locks
were broken, and' officers are pnzzied
as to just how the burglars gained
aecet« to the residence which is one
of the largest and most fashionable
in the city.
WIFE CALLS FOR POLICE
PROTECTION OF HUSBAND
Mrs. Hyman Feared Otto Wood
Would Meet With Her Husband.
Greensboro, Nov. 25.—Follqwing
the alleged threat of Otto Wood, es
caped murderer of A. W. Kaplan, of
this city, to “get a Jew” here, Mrs.
Aaron Hyman, of this city, today
caj'.ed the police hire to go to Sum
merfleld im sufficient force to protect
her husband nnd send him home.
She tyos afraid that Wood might by
some chance have come to Guilford
county and might harm her huAband,
who had a business trip from here
today to Summer-field, n village ten
miles distant. Hyman who had it
store here near tbe one that Kaplan
had when he was murderously at
tacked by Worirl ob November 3,
1923, wan a witness against Wood
in the trial -here at which Wood was
convicted and sentenced to prison for
If fortune has given you a little
more than you need, hand it on to
some who have,a little lees,.
CONCORD, N. C„ FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 1928
When Red Played His Last College Game i
JH:; ; Ipfc r*
lied Grange pip yeti Ids last college game against Ohio State University. leading his team t„ 14 o t ...
and playing a magnificent game. Phot, shows lint breaking away for a twenty-yard gain' in t'he tiilt' onaocr
of the way'.' 1 " l aw *s ,ls< is lunging ,o take a!, Ohio
GRUESOME STORIES OF
CRUELTY BY PRISON BOSS
Witnesses Testify Stanly Prisoners
Died at Night Following Cruel
Treatment in Afternoon.
Albemarle, Nov. 25.—Sitting as
committing magistrate. Judge McElroy
today heard the .testimony of some
eight or ten witnesses in the
gation of the conduct of N. C. ("ran*
ford, superintendent of the Stanly
county convict camp, and many of
these, Pearly half a dozen white men,
told gruesome stories of cruelties prac
ticed by Cranford over a period of
several years, going back as far a*
Tie case was set for the, first thirtf
this morning, but as there were seve
eral prisoners in jail untried, thl
judge thought it best to clear the
first. Therefore it was in the after
noon before the hearing was stated.
Superintendent Cranford was pres
ent with his counsel. Brotvn and Sikes.
G. D. B. Reynolds. J. R. Price, R. L.
Smith nnd Hal C. Turner. Attorney
I. 11. Burleson assisted Solieitoi
.Don Phillips in the prosecution.
Negroes Badly Beaten.
Several witnesses from Mantgom
ery county, white men, who were on
the gang in this county in 1918. testi
fied to having seen Superintendent
Cranford unmercifully beat two ne
groes on an afternoon, and that they
broh died early in the night- of IS?
same day. These men seemed,eon-'
vinced that the dealli of the two ne
groes resulted from the beating. Dr.
0. M. Lentz, of this city, testified,
however, that he examined the ne
groes on the evening of their death,
and that, from what he could learn
from tlte bodies and frhrn statements
made by Cranford and the ot lieu
guards,, the men died from overheat.
“Did you ever hear of a negro in
this country dying from becoming
$ verb rated?" asked Judge McElroy, to
which the doctor responded that lie
had not. He admitted, however, tiiat
he was not looking for any cuts or
bruises, and that it would be possible
for one to be beaten to death with a
club without any visible signs being
left on the outside of the body.
One witness who served on the
Stanly gang testified that one of his
kidneys was permanently injured by
a blow which Cranford administered.
A negro undressed himself nnd showed
the court a body torn with scars as
wide as one's finger and half as long.
Titese scars were the murks of heat
ings Which Superintendent Cranford
administered with n/ trace in 1923. tho
Dragged Behind a Truck.
Some evidence was brought out
tending to show that Henry Women,
a negro, was unmercifully dealt with
by Superintendent Cranford .some
months ago. and that Wooten was
draggefl behind a truck and died very
shortly afterwards. Dr. Lentz testi
fied that one of the guards told him
that Wooten had been dragged behind
the truck, but the guard, who was put
on the stand bitterly denied that lie
told the doctor any such thing.
One witness testified thnt Cranford
beat him seven times in • eight
Many other witnesses will be called
tomorrow, and some damaging testi
mony against Cranford is expected to
come out then.
Judge McElroy hopes to conclude
the present hearing tomorrow, and'
thnt a bill will be sent to the grand
jury for immediate action, there now i
seems little doubt.
Tiie court house was paekeil com
pletely all during tbe bearing Ibis af
Cranford Painted as Fiend Boss.
Albemarle, Nov. 26. —One witness
after another went on the stand today
and testified to facts, one half of
which, if true, would brand N. C.
Cranford, superintendent of the Stan
ly county convict camp, as a whole
sale murdered, to say nothing of the
Itorrible stories of cruelty they told,
one-tenth of which, if true, would
make the Pharonh who oppressed the
Israelites look like a piker as a cruel
taskmaster, in comparison.
The stories yesterday and today
profess to connect Cranford up with
the death of at least six men. and
Solicitor Phillips asked Judge Me-
Elroy this afternoon at the close of
the testimony, to hold the defendant
on a charge of the murder of two
negroes on August 5, 1918. and also
an assault with a deadly weapon ort
Henry Wooten who died in the eamp
some months ago. The judge stated
that be would announce tomorrow
morning his decision in the matter,
but stated that he would hold Cran
ford for trial in the Superior Court
FUNERAL SERVICE OF
' QUEEN ALEXANDRA
Hit's- of England's Queen Mother Is
Covered With Snow Today.
London. Nov. 27.—04?) —Winter,
i reaching out an icy hand, laid a
tribute on tile bier of tile gentle
Alexandra, England's queen mother,
today, covering her casket with a
fleecy blanket of snow as it was
trundled on a gnu carriage from the
• ’.lapel Royal of St. James Palace to
. Westminster Abbey, where the sim
-1 plest of funeral services was he'd.
Thus the Sea King's daughter de
parted from the capita! of her adopt
ed empire as she had entered it. for
the snow was also falling on that dis
tant day 02. years ago when she came
from Denmark to be the bride of Ed
, ward VII.
Close behind die casket walking
alone, and lyith bowed head, came her
son. tile King of England, muffled in
the great coat, and wearing the plumed
hat of Field Marshal.
Abreast behind solitary figure
came monarchs of Belgium, Norway
and Denmark, and back of them the
Prince/of Wales and his brothers, and
tlie crown prices-, of Roumania, Swe
den, Denmark. Norway and Belgium,
with Lord Lascelles and, offer not
ables who have married into the royal
I'nder great coats these royal tig
,ures wore t’ne dress uniCojpms of the
ranks they held either in the tinny or
navy of Great Britain, but of the uni
forms only the gold braided hats re-,
lieved the austere shades of the fun-'
era! procession. There was but a |
single other spot of color. Alexandra's
own royal standard with which t lie !
casket was draped.
NEGROE'S EXECUTION SET
TO FALL ON CHRISTMAS
Well Known Farmer Dies Near Nor
Raleigh, Nov. 24—Executive in
terference will be necessary to save
•T/>hn Dawkins. Forsyth negro, from
going-to the electric chair in Christ
Dawkins, sentenced to death for
the murder, of a Winston-Salem
merchant, recently abandoned an ap
peal to the supreme court which pro-'
ceeded to certify the ease for record
and the date for his electrocution, as
the consequence, was matte to fall
on December 25.
Pardon Commissioner Hoyle Sink
said today that Governor McLean
would grant Dawkins a reprieve to
save him front payiijg the death
penalty at Christmas. He will prob
ably be given a respite of one day,
which Will tftake the new date for his
executioin fall on the third Friday
CAILLAI’X TO BE OFFERED
PI ACE IN NEW CABINET?
Brland'llas Asked Him to Call at the
Quay d’Orsay This Afternoon.
Paris. Nov. 27.—C4>)—M. Briand,
the premier designate, has asked fey* f
nter Finance Minister Joseph Caittaur
to call at the Quay d'Orsay this after
noon. Jt is regarded as certain that
he will offer him the finance portfolio
in the new cabinet.
Turks Refuse Arbitration by League
London.' Nov. 27. —(A>)—The Ex
change Telegraph reports that the
Turkish council of ministers under
, Mustnpha Keinal Pasha has decided
to refuse compustory arbitration by
the League of Nations in the dispute
with Great Britain over the Mosul
territory in northern Mesopotamia.
upon an indictment for at least some
The State concluded its evidence
at noon. Judge Me Elroy stated to
the defense counsel that while he
would hold the defendant to trial ill
Superior Court, he would allow him
to put on whatever evidence he may
have to offer, if he so desired, that
he felt that would be nothing more
than fair in order that the public
might know at least a part of both
The State's evidence this morning
consisted of statements charging
Cranford with murder and all man
ner of cruelties ranging all the way
from unmerciful whipping to forcing
prisoners to take n pint of salts, hang
ing by the thumbs, or wrists, and even
eating human excrement. It was one
tale after another of about every form
of cruelty of which one could think,
and the people Who crowded the court
room almost gasped as the witnesses
related stories of inhuman treatment
accorded to prisoners.
ONE-DAY SHORT COURSE
And Conference of Farmers ami Oth j
ers at State College.
Raleigh. N. Nov. 27.—(/P)—l)r. j
E. C. Brooks, president bf State Co!-!
lege, will open the one-day short course
and conference for farmers, fertilizer
dealers, salesmen, and brokers, with
an address here on December D, ac
cord ing to Professor C. B. Williams,
head of the department of agronomy
at the college, who today announced
the program for the course.
The meeting will be held in the au
ditorium of the College Y. M. O. A. be
ginning at !):.'!() o'clock. Dr. Brooks'
address being the opening address on
the program. W. A. Graham, com
missioner of agriculture, has also been \
invited to make an address at the gath-1
The technical lectures begin,with an i
address by- Professor Williams ini
which attention will be directed to the j
wise use of fertilizers for cotton, :
showing from the results of tests the
effect of fertilizers upon tile yield and
maturity of cotton on the different
soils of North Carolina.
Dr. J. ,T. Skinner. of the United
States Department of Agriculture,
will make a talk on the use of ferti
lizers under Irish and sweet potatoes.
E. G. Moss will discuss tobacco fer
tilization ; 1,. G. Willis will show the
response of fertilizers of different
soils; trad Professor W. B. Cobb will 1
discuss the various soil types of North ]
| Other questions will relate to the
necessity of using gertilizers. the val
| ne of various nitrogenous materials.
; how to fertilize corn and small grains
l amid the mechanical make-up of soils,
W. F. Pate, of the soil improve
ment committee, will aid ttfr college
workers in arranging the program and
will take a part in leading some of
the discussions. After each talk,
there will be a round of table discus
sion of the more important points
brought out. \
Professor Williams is expecting the
one-day course to be largely attend
ed, he stated today.
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The Bob's Dry Cleaning Co. be
lieves in advertising as well as in
doing the best work. These two
things tell the tale of success.'
During the stock reduction sale at
the Concord Furniture Co. you can
get a full size floor lamp for $14,115.
See new ad. today ford other bargains
The wonderful infant doll is 'now
being sold at Fisher’s at Only $2.45.
a remarkably low price for such a
doll. Sec new ad. and get one or
more for Christmas.
The Cabarrus Cash Grocery Co. can
make your liens lay and pay.
The Yorke & Wadsworth Co. will
give you five gallons of gasoline free
with every $20.00 cash purchase to
morrow and all next week.
Sell loss Bros. Overcoats at Hoov
er’s from $18.50 to $40.00.
All kinds of gold fish at' Cline’s [
* The Parish Guild of the Episcopal |
Church will have a bazaar at the Y\
M. C. A. Thursday. December 3rd, at
0 :80 o'clock. See ad.
Roberts-Wicks Suits and Overcoats j
at Browns-Cannon Co. $25 to S4O.
The Parks-Belk Beauty Shoppe em- \
ploys the best methods and the price-,
are fair. Phone 802.
Heavy, warm, durable men's sweat- j
ers only $2.08 at J. C. Penney Co. !
Each Kirschbaum overcoat is" 1
yoked and full sleeve-lined, with Skin-j
uer's satin. Prices $35 to SOO.OO.
The Ruth-Kesler Shoe Co. is having
a Birthday Sale of Shoes. All styles !
of the season in all sizes. Materials
and colors reduced for this sale.
Call C. H. Barrier & Co. for any
thing you want to eat.
Read Patt Covingtou s interesting
Thanksgiving ad. t
THREE BURNED TO DEATH
Wife of Alabama Farmer and Two
Children Lose Lives.
Huntsville, Ala.. Nov. 27.—(A s )
Savannah Lee Kent, wife of Will C.
Kent, farmer, and two children. Em
met Nolen, 10, and Novis Emma, six
years old, were burned to <h>atfi early
today when their home on thV Walling
plantation, near Tennessee River in
Madison county, was destroyed by lire
of undetermined origin.
The husband nnd father escaped
with four children, and was prevented
■ from saving the mother and the two
children who are believed to have been
rendered unconscious by smoke, tvhen
the roof fell in. \
If you owe a debt, pay it; if yon
bear a grudge, forget it.
BRYN HR FIS j
Os Its Approval of Smok
• ins by Women Students,
j —Reports From Thirty-
SURVEY MADE BY
'Southern Colleges Attend-;
ed by Women Take a De
i cided Stand Against |
Smoking by Women. j
Atlanta. Nov. 27.— UP) —The prece-
J dent set by Bryn Mawr in placing the!
(stamp of official approval on smoking |
j by women students, finds scant sym
| athy among Southern colleges attend ]
ed by.women, a survey completed to-|
day by the Associated Press reveals.
I Reports were received from 37 in- j
j stitntions including five in Ihe Dis-I
l ti-ir-t of Columbia. whose student]
bodies arc made up largely of south- !
! Not only is the practice frowned
j 111*011 and forbidden, but in many ea--j
es the issue is of such minor charac-!
ter it lias not been found necessary to 1
pass a rule forbidding it. In no in-j
stance is there the slightest vestige of j
sympathy for the precedent set by :
Bryn Mawr in setting aside a room in |
each dormitory for women students j
to use as a smoking room.
"I disapprove very heartily, of girls!
smoking, and our girls are not allowed
to smoke,” said Miss May McClelland,
acting president of Pence Institute, a
Presbyterian college at Raleigh. N. C.
i “However. I think it is a question of
! manners, not morals. I believe it is
! detrimental to health, but I do not feel
it is a sin for a girl to smoke any
more than for a boy. It is a matter
! of convention and I do not believe it
J has become conventional for girls to
smoke habitually in this country, as
it has perhaps in others."
A summary of the attitude takeq by
the colleges reports includes;
St. Mary’s School, Episcopal, War
reen W. Way. president, Raleigh,, X.
C. : “I am opposed to smoking among
boys, and more so among girl-. The
action of Bryn Mawr sets a bad prec
Queens College. Presbyterian, Dr.
| Win. 11. Frazer, president. Charlotte,
N. C.. "ha* rigid rule' ugainet-eanok
ing, but no violations since several
years ago when several girls were
shipped for violations."
Winthrop College. Dr. B. B. John
son, Rock Hill, S. C.: "We face no
smoking problem, btit no woman can
remain at this college and smoke."
NO SMOKING BY GIRLS
AT GREENSBORO COLLEGES
Girls Themselves Are Against It and
Would Take Summary Measures
Greensboro. Nov. 26.—There is no
danger of the two colleges for women j
in Greensboro following*the example]
at Bryn Mawr and allowing sinok- !
ing among the students. At Bryn |
Mawr a smoking room has been set
aside for the girls who want to smoke.
The presidents, a dean and heads of
the student, government bodies in
North Carolina College for Women
and Greensboro College said tonigf.it j
that it simply isn't done at their in-
If a girl just lias to smoke she has
to do it at home. Otherwise, she
would be sent back to her mamma and
papa and her trunk would go with her.
She would go on one of the numerous
trains that leave here daily.
The students themselves are against
it. They set their faces against the
practice. They frown upon it. They
themselves formed the regulation
J against students; smoking cigarettes,
j and they are ready to impose the
i penalty, if that becomes necessary,
i Both President Julius I. Foust, of '
! the North Carolina College for Worn
| eti, and Dr. S. 11. Turreutine, of
'Greensboro College (Methodist iusti
j tution), the dean of Greensboro Cjol
j lege and the presidents of the student
government bodies said today that
! there has been no trouble over smok
-1 ing, is none and will be none, for it
I is againt the regulations and any of
fenders would be speedily sent home.
Nil eight years at Greensboro Col
! lege, said tile dean, Miss Mettle
] Ricketts, there have been only two
eases of smoking known, and they
were easily handled. At North Car
! olina College the sentiment is also
j strongly against girls smoking.
l«amo Security Pact and Approves
1 Germany’s Entrance Into the League
i of Nations.
I Berlin, Nov. 27.—W)—The reieli
j stag today ratified! the security pact
aud arbitration treatips negotiated at
-j the recent Locarno conference, and
! approved Germany's entry into the
League of Nations. The vote was
300 to 174.
Negro Carried Off From Guard.
Orlando, Fla., Nov. 27.—(A>)—Ar
: thur Henry, negro, arrested and plac
ed under guard at the Orange general
1 hospital with a bullet wound in his
left side, after the shooting Inst night
I of Detectives Geo. F. Jump and D.
I IV. Dority, was seized by. three men
i early today and carried off. .The men
i gained entrance to tlje. hospital, dis
i npmed a guard, and hurried off with
the negro. »
i Those who think wholly about
themselves have small thoughts.
TODAY’S NEWS TODAY
SOLICITOR MAKES 9
' AGAINST CRANFORD I
Stanly County Convict Su- M
perintendent Charged of M
Murder of James TerryJH
and James Howell. -j? I
is chargetTalso 1
;On Henry Wooten, Who Ji
Entered the Chain Gang flj
Well and Was Taken Out |fl|
28 Days Later a Corpse. | 9
Albemaxle. N. I'., Nov. 27.— UP)— -- 'jl9
Two separate cases, one of
charging murder, were made by tlpKtgH
solicitor in Superior Court today 'iSM
against N. C. Cranford. Stanly. county IjH
\ convict .superintendent. 9
.The first case presented to
' grand jury charged the superintend- SaH
cm with the murder of James
i and Janies Howell, both negroes;,jfl
whom witnesses have testified died
the result of "beatings." 9
I Tlie second case charges Cranford .i 9
with assault upon Henry \VMWa,vB|
negi-o. W.io started serving a sentence Jjß
lon the coutay chain gang "ns a heal
| thy man" and was brought out’ 28
: days later "a corpse." 9
1 Both cases were given to the grand
! jury immediately. 9
Judge MeElroy. sitting magistrate
in bearing the preliminary trial, in j 9
giving the evidence to tlie grand jury :|9
said "if tlie charges alleged were prov
‘-n. the law could not give a
enough penalty." 9
True Bill For Assault Returned. I
Albemarle. X. Nov. 27. jS9
A true bill charging N. C. Cranford,
county convict superintendent, witU fa
assault upon Henry Wooten, negro JI
prisoner who died s'.iortely after the . "jl
alleged "cruel treatment." was re-JIH
turned today by the Stanly county
grand jury. 9
No decision by tlie grand jury -has 'Ja
been reached, it was announced, in J 9
(lie other case charging the superin--i|H
tendent with the murder of James 9
Terry and James Howell, negroes, 9
Cranford this morning submitted '9
his resignation as head of the Stanly .1
Bounty convict system. ■
THE COTTON MARKET _
Early Offerings Soon Absorbed.—From ill
5 to 8 Points Higher. I
New York. Nov. 27.—0 P)— I Tlie cot
ton market opened steady today at a 9
decline of six points to an advance 9
of five points. Near months were
easier on over-holiday selling orders -lH
from the South and a little near- 41
month liquidation, while later months
were influenced by relatively steady
Liverpool cables. ■
Fluctuations were irregular, after -J9
the call, but early offerings were soon J*
absorbed, and the market held fairly I
steady at the end of the first flour, ■
January selling at 20.35. and the geu- .In
eral list from sto 8 isiints net higher. Q M
Private cables attributed the stead- ';:|m
incss of Liverpool to covering laid ,9
trade buying which had absorbed jfl
Southern hedging. There also may y■
have beene a little buying here on ap- js9
prehensions that unsettled weather
conditions would literfere with pick- ■
ing nr ginning. I
Cotton futures opened steady. Dec- 49
20.84: Jan. 20.27; March 20.15; May 9
10.70 ; July 19.23. I
BEING A WOMAN I
WILL NOT SAVE “MA” ,9
From ImpearluiH'iit Proceedings, Says ■
Speaker of the House. I
Austin, Texas, Nov. 27. — UP) —The 9
fact that the Governor of Texas is a- I
woman would not cause the state leg- ■$ 9
islature to hesitate in impeachment "Jjl
proceedings if evidence is sufficient, ?S9
Lee Satterwliite, speaker of the House, I
said today. He was discussing the :
agitation for a special session of the m
General Assembly, which the Govern- I
or lias been requested to miH. and I
w hich, if she fails to issue the call, & I
tlie Speaker has been asked to sum- JaM
Mr. Satterwliite'-. reference to Gov. it 9
Miriam A. Ferguson in connection M
with suggestions of iinpeaehnient is I
the first time her name has been used '49
by a state officer. Heretofore when j®
the purpose of the .proposed spee al ■ j I
session was mentioned, as for inmeach- mM
ing any state officer holding a major
lor minor position was mentioned, and ’>l
no one in particular. - " I
Gen. Feng Yu Hsiang Declares YVar. ''ll
Peking. Nov. 27.—(A s ) —Gen. Feng I
Y'u Hsiang, the Christian general, to- 9
day in effect cdelared war ou Mnr- .9
shal Chang Tso Lin. j
A smile strikes in as well as out.,
SAT’S BEAR SAYS: 11
Rain followed by clearing and cold- Jjl
er tonight; Saturday fair and colder. Mi
Fresh southwest shifting to northwegtJ(M|