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Monday, Dec. 14* 1925
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WILE HELP THE STATE
rallied tc Mrn Who Are Interested
"in Progress of North Carolina.
I Raleigh, Deo. 12.—(/P)—Governor
Moi.oan believes that, in his address
recently before tip- Association of Life
Insurance Presidents at their annual
convention in New York, 'lie was able
to get information, about North Caro
lina before a class of people many of
jwhom are not familiar with the prog
irese of this state, and a class of pet
role whose knowledge of North Caro
jlina’s progress is very important to
: As an indication of the fact that
the governor was able to “get' over"
what he desired about North Caro-
Hah. the executive today made pub
lic'® letter from George T. Wight,
secretary ami treasurer of t'.ie organi
•'You gflvo'-Tis a ’sp'Tenrl'd'plefiTre'Yir
file progress of North Carolina in int
lire.ved state administration", the let
ter reads in part, “as well as a
felimpse of its wonderful industrial
Sind commercial development. You
'ffeetually gave expression to the
;reat need for (rained men in the
idministration of state affairs. Your
uldress was listened to with great
nterest by our members and guests.’
' am happy that we eould ha\d‘ this
nessage delivered from the platform
if cur Convention and I am grateful
o you for thus helping us to make the'
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nineteenth annual convention the most
sueeessfur'in tiio history of this as
The letter also referred to ‘‘the
.splendid address” last year from Gov
evnor McLeod,, of South Carolina,
pointing out that “the South has made
two fine contributions, in reeejit years
to the success of the conventions of
Heads of three big insurance com
panies the governor after
iie had delivered his address. Governor
McLean said, and"'told him that, while
with its remarkable progress, nor of
“good state,” they were not familiar
they knew North Carolina was a
its provisions for sinking fund saf
While the governor did not, in any
way, take the form of a eulogy of
North Carolina, said (governor Mc-
J»nn, he »gi\i facts about North Caror
linn’s progress t;, rlim’i his arguments
reference to * Improved' methods
of state administration.
“The men before whom I could
thus get information about North Car
olina are, often, the men who buy
North Carolina bonds,” said the gov
ernor, in pointing out the importance
of getting North Carolina . informa
tion before the insurance heads.
liark For More.
“Say. Jack you’re an old friend of
the family, did you kiss the bride?”
“Sure this is my fourth time in
• New York Mirror.
I have reproved my wife several
• times for letting -her purse swing
• from her wrist, and the other day
when 1 -saw the familiar J>ag swinging
• iu front pf me on the street. I decid
: ed to give her a lesson. W-alking up
quietly behind the lady, I grasped
the bag and exclaimed, “Careless, as
. usual! Mow. many times must I
• tell you to carry that bag under your
. Facing me, she replied. “Well I
F tliirfk t*ais is just one time too many.”
• It was a single lady, noted in town as
Last Wednesday I called a young
lady and made a date for Thursday
• night. Thursday I called another for
getting about the former appointment.
. When ,1 went to keep the date,
i found both girls there; and neither
i wished "to'Feep the date.'
| When registering at the polls I
was asked by a young lady my name
and address. After giving her the in
. formation, she looked up and said.
. “The antique shop for you.” Quite
. indignant, 1 asked her for an expla
nation. whereupon she told me that
the gro.wth of the district had made it
necessary to open an annex around the
f corner in the antique shop.
A good complexion o:i the face is
worth- two in the beauty shop.
THE CONCORD DAILY TRIBUNE !
Leading the Kansas Conference la
football scoring is not thp only ac*
cotnpllshmcnt of Wayne Replogle,
Emporia College fullliack and All'
Kansas player.' He's just gained
honors in scholarship, being one ol
a small group In school to receive
certificates for meritorious work.
Small wonder he finds time to smilti
HISTORY OF OTTO WOOD’S LIFE
Greensboro News. «
Wood, serving n sentence of from
j. 22 1-2 years to 30 veal's in state pris
| on, escaped Tuesday. November 24th,
[ by hiding in a box car that was lrad
■ ed with cement culverts in the prison
walls. He left a sledge hammer and
a convict’s suit alongside the railroad
track in the railroad yards near the
The murder of A. TV, Kaplan on
3, 1023, by Wood was one
’of the most sensational murders in
j the history of Greensboro,
i The one-'nand bandit, held up the
| pawnbroker in his store on South Elm
| street early that morning, struck Knp
| lan down, and escaped by running
down an alley into Elm street, where
, lie boarded a truck.
I He forced the truck driver to drive
j him across the railway tracks, then
jumped off and hopped into an auto
) mobile occupied by H. K. DeYere,
I and forced him to drive out of the
city at the point of a pistol.
When DeYere had readied a point
several miles from Greensboro on the
’ Guilford College road. Wood compelled
DeVere to get out of the car and ex
change clothing with him. He robbed
1 DeVere of ,$l5O in money, took the
car and a night later returned to
Greensboro and parked the machine
within two blocks of the police sta
-1 Hon. -
tured m Freeman, W. Va. He was
brought here, claimed originally that
he was not in tile state at the time of
the murder, but later startled the
prosecution by entering n plea of self
defense. He was convicted" and sen
tenced to the state penitentiary. Ma
son W. Gant, clerk of superior court,
escorted Wood to the penitentiary at
Raleigh on Christmas Day. 1023.
A few months Inter or ,in May,
1024, he and another prisoner, Starnes,
made a daring escape from the peni
Wood passed through Greensboro
May 12, 1024, at 5 o'clock that Sun
day morning. He and Starnes riding
in the automobile they had stolen
from M. I). Cline who had been forced
by them to surrender his enr near
. Durham and accompany them to
Greensboro. Here lie was thrown
out of the car in the western part
of the city, and gasoline was pur
ikased from a local service station.
The two convicts then drove to
West Virginia. Wood's wife and little
daughter were in the car in front of
the Starnes home when they were
espied by the West Virginia officers
and after a short chase they were
recaptured. Starnes was waiting on
his wife to get in the ear at the
It is stated that Wood’s wife lias
since secured a divorce and has mar
ried again, and she and her new hus
band are residin'g near Pelma, fifteen
miles from Reidsville.
In 1922 a British ship cruising off
Cape Hatlevas reported only six fath
oms of water ninety miles northeast
of Diamond Lightship almost directly
off the tip of the cape. The charts
showed 1,200 fathoms at that point.
Captain Paul Foley, in command of
a United States fleet repair ship, was
ordered there to take soundings. Tlie
location was’ in the Gtilf Stream
where it was difficult to establish
one’s position because of a hazy at
mosphere. After making extenßive
soundings he was unable to find any
On the second day, however, a v
shape was sighted nil the water and
thinking it might be caused by the
Gull Stream striking a submarine
mountain, file ship was headed toward
it. When almost there the Bhip
lurched and a wall of water 30 feet
high came toward it. This tidal
wave, the captain says, came in three
successive surges, and friim it, blown
50 feet or more in the air, were
porpoises by the thousands’ until the
air was literally black with them.
Captain Foley Chinks the most log
ical explanation of the experience is
that there is submarine volcano ac
tion in that region, raising the ocean
floor in places. He also believes the
tidal wave and the “flying" porpoises
were due to volcanic action. The
presence of so many porpoises would
indicate, he says, that water there
is shoal and breeding ground for the
porpoises. The possible existence of
. shoal water in the general region of
Cape Hatteras will be investigated by
Hie navy department. ■ . '
A soup of sweet almonds and cream
is a Christmas dish in fipaln.
TEXAS MAN ADMITS
Slew Boy and Then Cut Neck in
Two. He Confesses.
Forth Worth, Tex. Dec. 12.
Confession that lie shot and behead
ed his step-son. Bornie Connnlly. on
November 30. near Stepbenville.
Texas, was made to authorities here
tonight by F. M. Snow, woodcutter.
Snow said he shot and ki.led Con
nally at the Snow farmhouse when
the boy attacked him. then earried
the body to a mountain top about
nix rnib-s from his farm, cut off the
head with an axe, left the body oft
the apotand carried the head to the
farm where it was found in n ruined
cellar Tuesday by a trapper.
Snow denied he had muire away
with his wife and her mother, the
mother and grandmother of ('onnal
lys.He said they left for Waco three
[days prior to the killing.
Tonight Snow wns being taken by
authorities to the spot where he said
the body could be found.
“I don’t know why I did it." Snow
Children’s Book Suggestion.
Juvenile books suitable for Christ- ■
mas giving may be found ill n list
of “best children's books" compiled
by the bureau of education nssisted
by various education associations and
libraries. The books were voted on
as to popularity in the following or
“Little Women,” by Louisa M, Al
cott; “Robinson Crusoe," Daniel De
foe r “TangieWood Tales,” Nat'.mniel
Hawthorne: ’’Uncle Itemus," Joel
Chandler Harris; “Anderson's Fairy
Tales," Hans Anderson; “Jungle
Book," ltudyard Kipling; “Alice in
Wonderland." Lewis Carroll; "Treas
ure Island." Robert Louis Stevenson;
“Just So Stories." Kipling; "Heidi,”
Johann Spyri; "Arabian Nights"; ‘
“Adventures of Odysseus,” Uadriae P.
Oolum; “Oregon Trail," Francis ,
Pargham: "Hans Brinker," Mary
Mapee Dodge; "Torn Sawyer," Mark
Twain; "Swiss Family Robinson,”
Johann linvid Wyss; "Merry Adven
tures of Robin Hood," Howard Pyle;
‘'Captains Courageous,” Kipling;
“Boy’s King Arthur,” Sir T. Mal
lory; "Ivanhoe,” Sir Walter Scott;
“Aesop's Fables”; "Water Babies,”
Charles Kingsley; “Child Garden of'
Verse," R. L. Stevenson; "Master
Skylark," John Bennett; “Little
Men,” Alcott; 'Little Lame Prince,"
Dinal Craig' Muleoek; "Gulliver’s
Travels," Jonathan Swift; “Boy’s
Life of Abraham Lincoln,” Helen
Nieolay: “Story o fa Bud Boy,”
Thomas Bailey Aldrich; “Huckleberry
Finn,” Twain; "Prince and Pauper,”
Twain; "Grimm’s Fairy Tales";
"Story of Mr. Dolittle,” Hugh Loft
ing; "Wonderful Adventure of Nils,”
Selma I.agerlof; “Joan of Arc,” L.
M. Routet de Mnovel; “Rebecca of
Sunnybrook Farm,” Kate Douglas
Wiggin; “Man Without a Country,”
Edward Everett Hale; “Men of
Iron,” Pyle; “Understood Betsey,”
Dorothy Canfield, and “Dog of Fland
ers,” by Ouida.
- - Funeral Customs. >
R. R. Clark in Greensboro News.
It is surprising to road that a city
of the size of Danville, Va., still fol
lows a custom in the burial of the
dead that was supposed to have
passed even in the smaller towns—
that of having the funeral party
stand,by and witness the filling of
the grave, a most painful and trying
experience to those most concerned.
It might be suposed that Danville
even follows the ancient rule Os hav
ing the pall-bearers fill the grave. It
took a long time to get the custom
changed. We are strong for the
ancient customs in connection with
funerals, following certain practices
under the delusion that we are
showing respect to the departed,
when in reality we are but prolong
ing or adding to the distress of the
bereaved. But modern undertaking
lias done much to remove some of the
customs that are of heathen origin,
and that iu some measure com
pensates for the expense of the
modern funeral. It costs more, and
there is unnecessary pomp, but we
have abplisihed many of the heathen 1
prartiWi that tend only to make a
sorrowful occasion more sorrowful; I
tended to protract and emphasize
grief instead of nssurage it- The
leave takings at well managed fun
erals are private instead of before 1
the curious. Exposing the corpse to
public view*, for the curious to guze,
is [Hissing at well conducted fun
erals; and there are other changes
that are more sensible and make
for the comfort of those who stand
in the shadow of grief. Possibly
after awhile it will be the rule in
stead of the exception for a funeral '
to be conducted on time instead of
delaying simply because of a foolish
and absurb fear that promptness
would seem undue haste. It is a
trying experience, nothing is ac
complished by protracting it. Then
why not exercise common sense in
the matter of the disposition of
the dead as well as in other matters?
To Develop the Arms.
Stand erect, stretch your arms out
forward and clench the fißts tightly.
Holding your arms as stiff as pos :
sible. bend wrists outward and in
ward 15 times, with precision of move
ment. Next, holding your arms in
! the same position and clenching the
fists, twist the forearms as far
around as possible, first one way,
j then the other. Repeat 15 times.
Nudity by 1933.
At the present rate tbit women
! are dispensing with clothes, America’s
' womenfolk will be content to go
around with a smile eight years hence,
the department of agriculture reports.
It finds that Hie average girl nov?
1 uses four yards or less for a dress
where 14 yards were once, required.
A road sign painter suggests the
! following signs for railroad crossings:
"Gome ahead. You’re unimport
"Try our engines. They satisfy.”
“Don’t stop.- Nobody will miss
“Take a chance. You can get hit
by a train only once.”
A man tries to lire up to his
ideals,' a woman to her photographs.
Likes No. 13
Herman Boozman, captain-elect ol
ihe 192 G University ot Arkansas
(leven, is not superstitious of lha
number ’’l3." Fact is, he calls It hi*
lucky number, for he's played foot
ball all his school life and has never
been forced out of the game through
Injuries. He’s going to cling to 1»
throughout his varsity career, too,
he says. Boozman’s a junior, did
the unique in grid circles last fall
by playing every line position from
center_to end, and is presidentjci
The Old Ox Team.
Turner Falls Reporter.
Thoughtless people from cities and
factory towns laugh at out-of-date ox
teams occasionally seen in fields or
on the road, but how few know that
in other times; ox teams on every
farm did valuable work while they
grow to large size and then furnished
food for the people who now depend
on ft he West nnd South America for
their beef and even Australia for their
mutton!, The little fellow has been
laughed at out of his legitimate job,
or considered not in keeping with the
modern speed, so he must be hustled
off to the shambles to furnish a few
mouthfuls of food, bringing a little
money to the farmer’s purse. If al
lowed to live and earn bis keep, that
sturdy little bull calf would in time
feed a multitude right at home and
save the cost and carfare and refrig
eration from the butcher's shop a
thousand miles away.
Here is another Important ‘'but”
that time lias hit us over the head
with. There is no Yankee boy, born
on the,farm to fall in love witti Buck
nnd Bright, to train them in way
they should go and be assured of re
ciprocation of affection by the pa
tient kine; and the hired man of to
dny, irritable and irritnting. would
make a sorry companion for a pair
of animals whose virtues of patience
and faithfulness are the admiration
of every man with a worthwhile soul
all the world around.
And who can say whether the ox
team of a past generation was not
New England's greatest schoolmaster,
teaching the youth by their example,
docility, domesticity, faithfulness, pa
tience and endurance, willing to exert
their marvellous strength when need
ed. lessons that sent young men to
the four corners of the earth to sur
mount every obstacle and become lead
ers of men as they were as boys well
loved leaders noble animals.
Brown Wasfi’t Green.
“A funny thing happened in my
town last week," said the chatty man
in the train.
‘’What was that?” asked a fellow
“Well, Black, a white man, and
White, a colored man, thought a fel
low named Brown was pretty green,
So they tried to sell him a white
horse. But Brown deceived them
both. In fact, he got all the money
“And now Black and White are
“Say, Bill. I was held up by the
“The what?” , *
“The trappic coff—the caffic trop
—the tropic caff—the—oh ! hang it,
you know what I mean.”
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Os aU known drugs, creosote is rec
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» Creomulsion is guaranteed satisfac
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