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DEW IN NEW YORK
Had Been Suffering From
- Peritonitis Following an
Operation on December
NEWSPAPER WORK I
Deceased Was Ope of the
Best Known Publishers
in the World, Owning
New York, i>ec. 22. — OP) —Frank
A. Munsey, newspaper publisher, died
shortly before 7 o'clock this morning
in the Lenox Hill Hospital.
Mr. Munsey had been suffering
front peritonitis which developed fol
lowing an operation for appendicitis
on December 13th. Up to the\ last
his physician held out hope for his
recovery, but early today he spffered
a sinking spell and the end came with
in a short time..
At the bedside were William
Dewart, Mr. Munsey's general man
ager; Mrs. Dewart, F. A. Walter,
Stewart Oliver, Gilbert T. Hpges, C.
T. Dickson ahjl E. S. Friedley, busi
ness associates of the publisher.
A grand nfece of Mr. Munsey, Mrs.
Allan W. Mansfield, of Meriden.
Conn., an* Dr. Frank Oastler, Mr.
Munsey’s physician, also were at the
bedside when the end came.
Mr. Munsey rallied well apparently
from the operation for appendicitis,
but peritonitis set in shortly after
ward. Last Sunday he underwent a
secondary drainage operation, and
seemed to be holding fits own until
yesterday when he suffered a relapse.
The publisher rallied from a sink
ing spell at midnight, but again suf
fered a relapse about 4 o'clock this
morning. The end came peacefully
and apparently without much suffer
Mr. Munsey retained his faculties
until the final relapse. He had re
quested tliar his sister. Mr*. J&m 1L
Hyde, of tW Petersburg, Fla., pot be
m b*—«-wt -her great' age,
and weakened condition.
Frank Andrew Munsey was 28 years
old and a telegraph operator when he
arrived in New York one eold, bleak
day Jn the winter of 1882. He had
coaie down to the metropolis from
Maine, bringing all his property with
him. It consisted of a grip-full of
manuscripts, the clothes he had on,
and S4O in cash. He was going to
start a publishing business.
Seeking n focussing point for what'
he felt certaih, even at that time,
would one day be a great enterprise,
he engaged a little room for an office,
bought an eight dollar table and a
couple of cheap kitchen chairs, some
pens and a bottle of ink. and the S4O
was gone. Frank Munsey was broke
in the world’s greatest city, where ev
en the mighty must fight to bang on.
With all his troubles ahead of him,
he started to 'work, and two months
later appeared the first'number of the
Argossy Magazine—then an illustrat
ed weekly paper of eight pages for
boys and gij'ls. Horatio .Alger Jr.,
was one of the contributors. This
was the beginning of a struggle which
has had few if any parallels in the
Forty years later,, after one of the
most remarkable demonstrations of
hewing- success out of failure ever
seen iu fhnt particular business,
Frank Andrew Munsey had become
one of the foremost publishers |n the
United States, numbering his news
papers and magazines by the score and
his wealth by the millions. It had
bden a fight every step of the way.
and not once did luck lenc| a hand
with the burden.
His most notable achievement in
the newspaper field came in February
1920, when he acquired the New York
Herald, one of the oldest newspapers
the country; and merged with.it the
New York Sun, the Herald's senior by
two years, which Mr. Munsey had
purchased in 1916 ( and consolidated
-with the New York Press. The elder
James Gordon Bennett had founded
the Herald, and Charles A. Danna de
veloped the Sun. The merged publi
cation wds called the Sun and The
New York Herald for a time, and then'
changed simply to the Herajd. At the
same time the evening Sun, another
Munsey newspaper, was changed to
Mr. Munsey also acquired the Tel
egram and in 1928 purchased the
Glyobe and Commercial .Advertiser,
which he consolidated' with the Sun.
In 1924, he bought the Evening Mail
and merged it with the Telegram.
“Later in the year he sold the Her
ald to Ogden Held, the deal including
the European edition of the paper.
Mr. -Munsey said he had sold the Her
ald, which was consolidated with the
Tribune by Mr. Reed, bemuse of his
dislike for “monstrous Sunday papers
in which I have never beeti' able to
interest myself with any great degree.’’
‘ f Suggests Polar Flight.
Washington, Dec. 22,—4A*)—A
project for a Polar light haa been pre
sented to “thei War ' Department bg
Wm. D. Mayo, chief engineer for Hen
ry Ford, but officials have decided
Congressional authority would be nec
essary for government partioJpation..
The Concord Daily Tribune
- • ' North Carolina’s Leading Small City Daily
General Butler Resigns From the
Marines To Stay Philadelphia
Philadelphia. Dec. 22.—</s)
Gen. Bmedley D. Butler today an
nounced he had resigned from the Ma
rine Corns in order to remain in Phil
adelphia as director of public safety,
md an hour later Mayor Kendrick
made known that he would accept the
General for the pos : tion "as a resigned
officer of the Marine Corps.”
The general was called into con
ference with the mayor after his resig
nation became known. When he left
the mayor’s offire, the general lurried
te his own room and atlnounced the;
Secretary Hoover Urges
Americans To Economize
With The Rubber Supply
INQUIRY ABOUT THE
Naval Court Which Con
ducted the Inquiry Will
Render Report at Some
Washington, Dec 22: —C4>)—The
inquiry into the Shenandoah disaster
was elided today when the naval court
tqok the evidence under advisement
on completion of the final arguments.
Indications are a report to Secretary
Wilbur will be completed with littlw
The last argument was made by
Lieut. Commander Chas. E. Hoaendahl
who summed up for the survivors of
the Shenandoah. r
Lieut Geo. V. Whittle, for the com
manding officer of the naval air sta
tion at Lakehurst, N. J., previously
had no argument on his part
was necessary, while Commander Sir
pey Kraus for the navy bureau of
aeronautics defended the efficiency and
Afftendability of hand gas valves on
headed by Rear Admiral Hilary P.
Jones, will be sent to the judge advo
cate general of the navy for review be
fore being transmitted to Secretary
SLAYS WIFE AND
Mrs. Dora B. Way Shot and Killed
by Her Husband.
Orangeburg, S. C , Dec. 21. —Mrs.
Dora B. Way, prominent in local ppli
tics, was shot and killed today by her
husband, Alien Way, at their home
in the lower part of Orangeburg coun
ty. Way then shot himself twice
and is now in a serious condition at'
the city hospital here.
After shooting his wife with a pis
tol, Way turned the weapon upon
himself, but a son, Alien, Jr., grap
pled with him in an effort to prevent
him killing himself. He inflicted a
serious wound, however, and .later se
cured a shotgun which he fired into his
A dispute about the sale of some
turkeys brought on a quarrel between
the couple, according to information
received here. Way was placed under
guard at tic hospital, where he is re
ceiving medical Care. Allen Way, Jr.,
a married son, took the younger chil
dren to his home.
Young Way described the tragedy
to officers who were summoned_ shortly
Mrs. Way had twice been a candi
date for the legislature, nnd was ac
tive in public affairs generally. Her
father, Dr. W. 8. Barton, was promi
nent in Soutl}' Carolina affairs dur
ing the Tillman era of the nineties
when he was a State senator.
Dowager Princess of Monaco Dead.
Paris, Dee. 22, —The Dowager
Princess of Monaco, who Miss
Alice Heine of New Orleans, died sud
denly here today. She was born on
February 10, 1858, and was married to
Prince of Monaco October 30, 1889.
Their marriage was dissolved by the
Monaco judiciary in May 1902, and
the separation was confirmed by the.
civil tribunal of Paris the following
Army Court Is Defended.
• Washington, Dec. 22.—^OP)—The
army court that tried and sentenced
Colonel Mitchell for his criticism of
tfe government Mr service was <J«v
fended in- the. House today by Repre
senative Walnbrright, of New York,
a former Republican assistant secre
tary of war. ’
Engraved Christmas Greeting Cards
We can’ furnish on short notice- Engraved Christmas
Greeting Cards, with your oWn name thereon. Let us
have your order now, so that you will have them in plenty
of time to send qnt for Christmas. We have an especially
baautiful line to select from. Call at
mayor "refused to accept me as a re
signed officer of the Marine Corps.”
"Then you don’t want me?” Butler
jiaid he asked isle mayor,,
“Not as a resigned officer,” he
quoted the mayor ns saying.
“Now we see who has been smoked
out,” General Rutler said.
He refused to elaborate at the mo
ment on this terse oomment on the
mayor’s action, except to say that his
resignation from the Marine Corps
, could be replied.
It Is Planned to Start the
Drive Aimed at Stopping
All Present Waste of
And This Has Resulted In
Higher Prices For Rub
ber aqd All Goods In
Which It Is Needed. ”
Washington. December 22.— (A 5 ) —A
movement' to cut down American con
sumption of rubber has been organ
ized. with the backing of Secretary
Herbert Hoover and representatives of
tlie principal rubber consuming trades.
Within a few '.tours after the House
had ordered an inquiry into charges
of a British monopoly of the sources
of rubber production Mr. Hoover con
ferred last night with spokesmen for
the National Rubber Association and
National Automobile Chamber of CoiA
merce, and laid out a program to
arouse the public to the necessity of
economizing on rubber.
Every automobile user and every
garage and service station manager
was aaked by Mr. Hoover today to c(s
more zme of repaired tirts, and ffi the
‘declaiming of old rubber.
I “We can reduce, our consumption
of rubber by 25 pe reent. without de
creasing the use of our cars a single
mile,” said the commerce secretary,
“if we will simply repair our tires ip
(ime and use them carefully. We
ask no seif-denial, we simply want
“Our tires are like clothes, a patch
in time saves nine.”
The secretary declared that nearly
$700,000,000 a year was being exacted
from the rubber using public by the
British East Indian rubber combina
Originally the producers fixed 35
cents a, pound as a reasonable price
but under successful operation of a
schelne to restrict production, Mr.
H°°ver asserted, prices have been
raised to three times the original fig
He estimated that as a result, from
S3O to S7O per year was being ex
acted from every automobile user.
The campaign to economize in rub
ber will be extended to other rubber
trades in case it becomes necessary
to bring down prices.
London, Dec. 22.—(A s ) —Officials of
the* British government today emphat
ically denied that the British govern
ment has been “manipulating” prices
of crude rubber, and that that the
suggestion made in the United States
that Great Britain is endeavoring to
pay her war debts out of profits in
rubber is pure nonsense.
Fatally Injured Getting Mistletoe.
Charlotte, Dec. 21—J. H. Cutter,
Jr., 15. son of the Charlotte capital
ist, died today from injuries suffer
ed Saturday when he fell more than
50 feet from a tree where he was
gathering Christmas mistletoe.
Young Cutter is thought to have
fallen head first, and to have sought
to break the fall by extending his
arms as bi-th of these were broken.
Internal injuries also were sustain
• Parliament Prorogued.
London, 22. —C4>)—Parlia-
ment was prorogued over the holidays
today with a speech from the throne.
Credit for putting intercollegiate
winter sports on a sound footing in
New England and the East is given
to Fred Harris, first president of the
Dartmouth Outiug Club and now
president -of the Eastern United
States Ski Association.
CONCORD, N. C., TUESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 1925
* DRYS IN HOUSE *
* WIN IN CLASH *
iK Washington, Dee. 22.— OP) — |K
IK Iu tlie first shown down on pro- IK
K hibition, this session the House W
4; today swept aside by a vots of IK
4$ 139 to 17. a proposal to restrict SK
SK the use of funds for the purchase p
IK of liquor as evidence.
WOULD STOP DECEIT ' «
in Revenue Foqpfp
Use of Trickery' in Obtaining^tjZi
dence Sustained by House MMgt
bers. . }SL ■
Washington, Dec. 21.—PrehihitMb
enforcement methods, • which hate
been subjected to vigorous attn<&
recently, became a viting imue in tgc
house today for the first time thfe
session. v . ' ' ‘y*
Representative Tucker, Democrat.
Virginia, an avowed dry, initiated a
move designed to prevent a repeti
tion of the much debated Hotel May
flower incident, in which a dry
agent masqueraded under the name
of a member of Congre,<s to obtain
evidence at a cost of more than s9otl
to the government.
The vehicle employed by Mr, Tuck
er was au amendment to the annual
trramity-poHtofflee supply bilT, which
carries funds for dry law enforce
ment for the' next fiscal year. A vote'
on the proposal was deferred until
The amendment which was direct
ed at a section of the bill making
$250,000 available for procurement
of evidence in the next fiscal year,
would prohibit the use of “fraud,
deceit or falsehood” in t» expendi
ture of any part of this sum.
Chairman Madden, of the appro
printibns committee which reported
the bill asked if the amendment’was
designed to prevent the purchase of
“If carried on by fraud or deceit.
I say yes,” replied Mr. Tucker.
When Mr. Madden interrupted
again to ask if the amendment would
prohibit an agent from stopping a
truck on a highway and buying a
“case” for evidence he asserted that
it was “intended to do what it says.”
calling attention to the fact that he
had voted for Volstead act and stood
for appropriations to carry it out.”
Jesus Christ Great Character, Rabbi
Wise Tells Congregation.
New York, Dec. 21. —Accepting
Jctari of, ‘Tewtreth “not as a myth.
Wise, of the Free Synagogue, be
lieves that the doctrines of the Nnza
renc are basically those taught by
the Jewish elders.
Christianity is impractical nnd
unattainable as the Jews fed it is,
Dr. Wise told a congregation in
Carnegie hall, because the Christians
have failed to live up to its teach
ings. The doctrines preached by
Christ ‘form a code of pthics un
paralleled in the history of morality.
"Jesus was,”, said Rabbi Wise. "I
accept this despite the notion I Imd
been led to believe earlier in my life
—a notion that Jesus was a myth
and never existed. I tell you, and I
will repeat these words 'to every
Jew in the world if need be: ‘.leans
was aud we must accept this fact at
Arguing that Jesus, as a .lew,
taught a doctrine that was esc initial
ly Jewish in spirit, Rabbi Wise con
“Because Christendom has re
nounced Jesus in fact, shall we con
tinue to deny him, now that we. iiis
brother Jews, are free to face him
and his teaehings anew.
“Shall we not say that this Jew is
soul of our soul and that the soul
of his teaching is Jewish and loth
ing but Jewish? The teaching of
Jesus the Jew is a phase of the spirit
which led the Jew godtvard.”
Colonel Bruton Placed on the Reserve
Wilson. Dec. 21.—Colonel John F.
Burton, president of the First Na
tional Bank of Wilson, and until re
cently a member of .the board of gov
ernors of the Fifth Federal Reserve
(Richmond) district, flak' been ap
pointed to the national council of the
Federal Reserve board, it was an
nounced here today.
Colonel Bruton succeeds John M.
Miller, president of the First Nation
al Bank of Richmond, as a member
of the national federal adajsory coun
cil, which is comprised of one mem
ber for each federal reserve district.
Colonel Bruton served tfs a member
of the Fifth District board for more
than eleven years and resigned sev-
Vral months ago.
• Colonel Bruton was succeeded on
the Fiftfl Distrist board by J, C.
Braswell, president of the Planters
National" Bank, of Rocky Mount.
Duke Donates $5,000 to Mountain
Mountain Park, Dec. 21.—Rev. J.
H. Fulghutn, president of Mountain
Park Institute, announces that Ben
jamin N. Duke, of New York and
Durham, has just given $5,000 to the
Mountain Park Institute is a
Christian and industrial school, oper
ated primarily for boys and girls from
the rural districts of the mountains
of North Carolina and Virginia.
Mr. Duke has contributed to Moun
tain Park Institute several times be
Mrs. Davis Returns to, Washington.
Savannah, Ga., Dec. 22. 04“) —Mrs.
Dwight F. Davis, wife of,the secre
tary of war, has bqen forced by ill
health to give up the inspection trip
she was making with her husbaud,
[ and will return from here to Wash
v.'i . - i . n-N"i limn r.imee. U. I
A., entered the home of Lieutenai
Colonel Arthur Seaman in San Frill
Cisco and attacked him, Mrs. Seama
came to her husband's rescue, an
laid out Barnes by a blow with
poker. now awaits cour
ASHEVILLE HAS LARGE
DEFICIT. AUDIT SHOWS
Gross Deficit of Over Million Dollars
Found For Fiscal Year of 1924-25.
Asheville. Deo. 21.—A total gross
deficit of $1,043,518, in city funds
for the fiscal year ending August 31.
1925, is shown in the annual audit
report of Scott Ohnrnley and com
pany, Charlotte, made pubiyic today.
“It appears to -us that the general
tinaucing condition of tlie city •is
such as to command very serious at
tention." says the report. "The basis
of this suggestion is the fact that the
deficits aggregate more than a million
dollars at tlie close of the year, and
the budget that has just been made
up does not provide for the payment
of any of these deficits,and further
it is not known what deficits will be
in the other funds when tfle final
costs of the projects are known.
"It is true that- there lias been
authorized but not sold bonds to the
amount of $665,000, which when sold
the proceeds will be applied, to these
deficits and will' reduce same to
about $378,000 that is if the. ap
propriations for the current year are
not allowed to be over expended nnd
that the estimated revenues are real
Mayor Cathey in commenting on j
the report today said that the city |
should not be charged with §665,000 ]
as net deficit for bonds will be issued f
to take care of this amount. Included j
in the $660,000 the mayor said were i
expenditures on McCormick field I
(the baseball park), and some expen-1
ditures on the recreation park. The
money was paid out of the general
fund for the improvements, thy may
or said, with'the intention of liqui
dating the deficit through a bond is
Tile net deficit of $378,000 will be
taken care Os by a bond issue some
time in the near future, the mayor
DIRECTOR SAYS LIQUOR
IS HIGH AND SCARCE
Com Whiskey Now Selling iiL Caro
lina For From sl2 to S2O Per Gal
Charlotte, N. C„ Dec. 22,— UP)—
Com liquor is being sold by ‘'bootleg
gers” for from sl2 to S2O a gallon
in Georgia, North Carolina and South
Carolina, said a statement issued to
day by Ben C. Sharpe, federal prohi
bition director for the Bth division.
Liquor not only is high, but, it is
hard to find, the director said. Coast
guard activities, heavy rains, and vig
ilance of federal officers have proved a
hindrance to the traffic, he said.
In Atlanta, the director said, “a
gasoline can filled with north Geor
g;a corn" can be procured for about
’ North Carolina, which he said prev
iously had been known as thoeapital
of "bootleggers,” Mr. Sharpe declares,
now was the dryest of the three
One of the principal allies of the
authorities, he asserted, has been tbe
heavy rains Which have made roads in
many sections impassable.
Lutherans Moving Toward Church
Rock Island. 111-, Dec. 21.—An
important step toward Lutheran
Church unity is indicated fn tbe
new hymnal of the Lutheran Augus
tana Synod, published today. In ad
dition to the traditional form of
service used in the Augustana
Synod, the book contains -the “com
mon service" which is the accepted
form of worship in most of the
Lutheran groups in America. in
cluding the United Lutheran Church
and the synodical conference.
The action of the Augustana
Synod is also seen as a step toward
uniformity in church ritual among
all Protestants, since the “common
service” is nlmost identical with the
form of worship of the Episcopal
communions in the United States
and of the Angelican Church.
A departure in tbe hymnal »is the
adoptiml of the American standard
version of the Bible in the lectionnry.
Heretofore the scripture lessons
have been printed according to the
King James version. The Augustana
Synod is the first general church
body in American to adqpt the new
Bible rendering in its official text.
6 Cents In Ancient Toy Bank
Might Have Bought World Now
New York. Dee. 22.—A child’s pot-1
tery bank, found in the ruins of Utica
an ancient Phoenician city on the Af
rican coast, and believed to be at least
2,i>00 years old, has come into the pos
session of the National City Bank of
New York. When unearthed by Count
Byron Khun de Prorok during his re
ceipt explorations in the ruins of Uti
ca and Carthage, it was found to con
tain six copper coins.
The discovery, valued as evidence
that the habit of thrift was practiced
among these ‘ancient civilized people,
caught the fancy of the bank's officials
and stimulated an inquiry as to the
earning power of*, the six cents had i
PRESIDENT WORKING i
Wants to Find Way to Ac
cept Invitation to Take
Part in the Disarmament
Washington. Dec. 22.—OP)—Presi
dent Coolidge is working on a reply
to the league of nations invitation to
a preliminary disarmament discussion
in away to find away to accept;
It lias not beeu completed nor has
fae additional information .regarding
the scope of tlie Geneva commission
been received as yet.
There was no indication when the
Washington government would be able
to transmit its reply.
It was said today at tlie White
House that the study being made by
the President was of "a constructive
and affirmative” nature.
THE COTTON MARKET
Heavy Liquidation of January Con
tracts Featured Initial Dealings
New York. Dec. 22/— OP) —lnitial
dealings in tlie cotton market today
were featured by heavy liquidation of
January contracts attributed to Wall
Street interests. The market opened
barely steady at 2 to 10 points lower
under this afctive.. selling. \vhiob - was
partly absorbed by short interests, the
! trade and New Orleans. Cables were
easier, and there was continued dull
| ness in cotton goods circles, although
I there was a disposition among tlie
J goods manufacturers to look for sta
i bilizntion of prices around current lev
-1 eis after the first of tlie year as the
1 market seems to have discounted a
j crop of about 1f1.0Q0.000 bales. There
| was further foreign buying of October
| again this morning, anil the market at
the end of the first hour was 7 to 8
paints net lower. March sold as low
as 18.67 and Mayu at 18.39.
Cotton futures opened barely steady,
January 18.39; March 18.70! May
19.40; July 18.10; October 17.75.
FIGHT OVER COLORS
Disagreed as to Christmas Decora
tion Color Scheme and One of
Them is in a Hospital.
Charlotte, Dec. 21.—Disagreement
over the color of Christmas decora
tions to be used iu their barbershop
iu the Hotel Charlotte resulted in
serious trouble for M. C. Bradley
and Will Hayes', well known local
barbers, this afternoon. As a result
of the disngreemnt Hayes is in a
local hospital suffering with severe
cuts and .Bradley in at. liberty under
S3OO bond on a charge of assault. He
also is carrying a plainly marked
eye aud other bruises about the body.
Bradley and Hayes own and oper
ate the Hotel Charlotte barbershop.
There has been bad feeling between
the two for some time it, was said,
this culminating in a fight today af
ter agreement over the Christmas
idueoratioir color scheme* Argument
over a key to the shop this morning
added further fuel to the smould
ering flame, it was said-
In the argument over Christmas
deoorations it? was said Bradley
favored red as a predominant color
while Hayes stood up for green.
With Our Advertisers.
All filling stations in Concord will
observe Christmas day as a holiday.
Get your gasoline before Christmas.
The Browns-Cannon Co. has just
received a lot of gifts for last minute
buyers. See list in riew ad. to
Robinson’s has cut to t'iie heart tlie
prices on ready-to-wear—one-third less
than the regular prices.
Why not a cane living room suite
for Christmas? H. B. Wilkinson
Bicycles for the boys for Christ
mas at Yorke & Wadsworth Co's.
Filling Stations Closed
All Filling Stations in Concord will observe Christ
mas Day as a holiday. Get your Gasoline before Christ
| they drawn interest during tlie 25
centuries that they lay idle. *
Statisticians were set to 4 1
on tlie assumption that each \ ‘
worth a cent, discovered that ~n'inv
estmeut at 5 1-2 per cent, with in
terest compounded semi-annually would
have increased tlie little. Utiean’s sav
ings to an amount beyond human com
prehension. Tlie calculations revealed
that by now the six cents wan'd have
grown to 36 undevigintillion dollars,
or to use numerical equivalent—s3,-
600/0 00.000,0 00,000,00 0,000,00 0.000.-
000,000.00 0.000,0 00,000.0 OO.(K) 0.000,-
000.000—more than all the money in
i tlie world today.
i PROTEST AGAINST
Protest Is Made Against
Plan to Do Away With
Branch Offices Issuing
Auto License Tags.;
Charlotte, Dec. 22.— OP) —Protest
by the automotive groups wen- heard
here today against the proposed plan
of R. A. Itougliton. State Commission
er of Revenue, who is reported in fav
or of withdrawing automobile license
tags from branch offices in various
•parts of the state, and to distribute
the tags from the state capital by mail.
K. A. Grice, of Charlotte, president
of the North Carolina Automotive Ser
vice Association said protests would
be sent to the State Department
against such a step. The North Car
olina Automotive Trade Association
in which Henry t'lendenin. of Greens
boro is President, has protested also,
it was declared.
MR. SIMMONS’ VIEWS
ON TAXES MISQUOTED
Charlotte Man Urges Building and
Loan Tax Legislation.
Washington, Dec. 21. Senator
Simmons today sent a telegram to
his office here saying he had been
misquoted by sdme of the state
papers with respect to his tax views-
The senator makes it plain he has
■expressed no opinion as ts the repeal
of the gift tax, or publicity of the in
come tux returns. The telegram also
states that he has not suggested any
increase in the exemptions allowed
in the house bill. He favors, so far as
possibile, tlie repeal of the consump
tion and iiiysancc taxes.
K. L. Keesler, of the Charlotte
Mutual Building and loan associa
tion, writes Senator Simmons:
"Tlie present* revenue act exempts
from income tax the dividends or in
terest from domestic building and
loan association up to's3(lo per year.
Such an increase iu the exemption
Allowed would encourage savings in
vestments in local building and loan
associations thereby providing more
funds through mortage loans for the
erection or purchase of homes. 11l
North Carolina the demand for
building and loan money so exceeds
the supply that applicants must wait
from six to 18 months for loans. The
building and loan associations are
offering practically the only long
time real estate loans available at
six per cent interest without broker
"I feel sure that your many con
stitutents in this section would de
rive benefit from the passage of the
proposed measure and that your sup
port of it would be greatly appre
Spencer Shops Begin Christmas
Spencer, Dec. 21.—Some two thou
sand employes of the Southern rail
way begin a week's holiday today,
the shops havoing closed until De
cember 28 with the exception of an
emergency force. Numbers of the
employes have gone to Florida and I
other states to spend the week, while
still others arc visiting relatives in
Faris-Basle Express Derailed.
Paris, Dei-, 22.— OP) —The Paris-
Basic express is reported to have been
derailed Noisy-le-Sec. department of
the Seine, with some loss of life. One
I report says it is feared fifty people
. have been killed.
* Nicy Anistein Released From Prison.
Leavenworth, Kims, Dee. 22.— 0 P)
—Jules Nicky Arnstein. a central fig
ure in a $5,000,000 New York bond
- theft, was released from the federal
t penitentiary here this morning.
When Mrs. Lillian Moller Gilbreth,
1 noted as America’s first woman con
sulting engineer, went to Browu Uni
versity to receive her Ph. D.. she took
six of her twelve children with her.
TODAY’S NEWS TODAt]
REP, OLDFIELD NOW
JT" WIRY Oil
I HE COTTON Tia
Wants to Knows AbonjH
tions in the New Engvljl
land States. i J
PROFITS GCTUP, 1
AND WAGES DOW*
f i I
He Says Mills Are MakUß
Greater Profits Yet thfKn
Wages of the Employees
Are Decreasing. || 1
Washington. Dec. 22.— UP) —Inv0ajpj|9
tigation of the cotton tariff schedfiMH
was proposed in a resolution introdwjlM
ed today by Representative (MdfifMasß
of Arkansas, chairman of the .DensfegS
cr.-itie Congressional committee. , ■•aj j
Mr. Oldfield stated the
was prompted by the situafciaßfe mBM
New England where lie said profits: aE§M
tin- textile business bad been inc*MM|H
ing while the wages paid the eatt-iM
ployees were decreasing. - J
“A striking example of this,” he jS
said in a statement issued today “iw 111
found in review of the earnings of tha
four eotton mills of which Chaijrf*™
man William M. Butler of the repaPM
lican national committee is pre*t-:'?S
The resolution would authorize Bli
special committee of 5 members of the ..a
House “to ascertain tile relative 1 CoafeSlS
of production and the amount of';isj|BH
Ings as between the owners and thralS
employees, condition of plant an(E)JI
state of productive efficiency in
cotton textile industry, with a vieiiswM
to the adjustment of tiie cotton tex- is
tile industry, with a view to the ad- 11
justment of the eotton textile tariffs jS
to a level of moderate rates for
nue.” _ j
HOLIDAY TRAFFIC |8
HEAVY ON SOUTHERN |
Six Trains Are Being Operated in J
Two Section Each—Run on Schedule -j
Six of the trains running through. 1
Greensboro now, are being operated
in two sectioins' each due to the
heavy holiday traffic. Thev
bers 135. 30. 17. 18, 36. and 40. |
This order of two sections to each J
train is effective until the night of i
I tcccmbcr 24. j
Many people are going liome for 1
the holidays and in addition to that 1
tile Southern must handle a large ; 1
quantity of mail and express which- -3
dues not come ordinarily. In spite of" j
the heavy traffic, the dispatcher's 1
chart shows that most of the trains
arc running in schedule and there is
a minimum of upheaval caused by*
the large seasonal increase in busi- !
Pasrenger .Trains to Run on Road
ways With Speed of Plane.
Chicago, Dec. 21.—A new age of
transportation with crack passenger
trains running safely on roadways
reinforced with steel trusses was
predicted today by Frank H. Aldred, 1
of Detroit, president of the Pore !
Marquette railway and one of the .
43 executives* attending meetings of <
the American Railway association.
Cars of tbe new trains will run on
roller bearings and their speed wilt
be almost as fast as airplanes.
Mr. Aldred. with the assistance of ::
Paul Chapman, engineer, has worked |
out the type of road-bed and bear
ings by which he expects the rail
roads to maintain the standard of
long distance passenger t runs porta- :
Sugar and Apples at Parhs-Belk Co’s. ;
The Parks-Belk Co. has just reeeiit-,
ed a car load of Virginia's best aples, :
j and also a oar load of sugar, which |
arc now on Rale. * . >3
Tiie ai>ples arc being sold at 5 for jf
10 cents—regular 5 cent apples. Take j
your sugar tickets and get it for only
5 cents a pound. Each apple wrap- $
ped in wax paiier.
Toy Town at this store is complete :
with gifts for the kiddies. See big *1
half page ad. teday.
A. C. L. Finishes Part of Double Track
New York, Dec. 22.—G4 5 )—The At- |
lantic Coast Line Railroad tpday an
nounced completion of a double track
system between Richmond, Va., and
Jacksonville, Fla., the main project
in a $101.000,000 improvement pro- *
gram which has been carried out since
the close of the war without any new
SAT'S BEAR SAYSI
Generally fair and colder tonight*
and Wednesday, except probably mwitj
flurries in extreme west portion to-j
night; cold wave in extreme west pertij
tion tonight. Fresh northwest winds. |