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Thursday, Dec. 31, 1925
Fred Seeley Enters Suit Against
A His Father-in-Law, Dr. E. W. Grove
_Bt. Deo. 30.—Although E.
W. Grove, president of the Pari*
Medicine Company, is stili alive, a
will suit, involving property tabl'd
*t between $.3,000,000 and $0,000,000
‘•i*a boon fil'd in circuit court here by
Ilia son-in-law. F. Ij. Seeiy, of Ashe
ville. N. C, it became known today.
Seely stated that because of legal'
limitations which might affect his
right to testify on certain matters af
ter his father-in-law's death, he con
siders it his "duty in good conscience"
to institute the proceedings during
Seely asks tile court to affirm an
agreement, whi» y j, he declares, wns en
tered into twenty years ago under
which Grove agreed to transfer, at
his death, a controlling, interest in
the company to Seely, or if Seel.v so
eleet. to transfer to him nil other
property owned by Grove.
Recently,, Seeiy alleges, lie discov
ered that bis fatter in-law had de
stroyed or revoked the will made in
Oft'ordance with the agreement and
had made another will containing no
provision for fje compensation which
Scrtey was to receive after Grove's
Grove’s 'Manager Says Seely Has No
Asheville, Dec. 30. —E. W. Grove
y Wd his son-in-law, F. L, Seeiy, de
affendant and plaintiff' respectively, in
w* $5,000.'000 suit made public today
in Bt. Louis, both are in Florida.
Mr. Grove, who recently was ill. is at
his winter home in St. Petersburg,
and Mr. Seely is at Miami.
“Mr. Seeley has not the ghost of a
chance of winning his suit against Mr.
Grove," Harry L, Parker, manager of
E. W. Grove investments, said today
when he learned of the filing of the
spit. “Mr. Grove has no fenr of t'je
outcome of the action,” Mr. Parker
said, "but regrets 'The publicity in
volved in the filing of it.”
During his most recent visit to
A«heville Mr.- Grove discussed the ac
tion Mr. Seely had threatened to take
( against' him. saying that there were
no grounds for suit, according to Mr.
Parker. Mr. Grove pointed out that
the Paris Medicine Company was
prosperous apd well operated long
before Mr. Seeley became connected
with it,‘and that Mr. Seely's serv
ices were not responsible for the
growth of the successful medicine
manufacturing industry, Mr. Parker
“Mr. Seely flatters himself when he
rites himself as being responsible for
Mr. Grove's success. Mr. Grove is
alone responsible for his success and
it cannot be said that Mr. Seely con
tributed to it,” said Mr. Parker.
Answering charges that the New
Hattery Park Hotel was built in com
petition with the Grove Pnrk Inn,
Mr. Parker asserted that the new hos
telry has even fewer rooms than the
, «sjold hotel, and that the original Bat
artery Park entered to the highest class
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Considerable interest is being taken
by the suit filed in St. Louis. Few
persons outside, of a close circle of
friends and personal attorneys knew
of the suit before annonneed today,
.though it wns generally known that
a breach came between Mr. Seely and
his father-in-law nearly ten years
John S. Atfains, cf the firm of
Adnins and Adams, legal advisors of
Mr. Grove in Asheville, wfio are as
sociated with a St. Louis law firm in
Mr. (Grove’s defense of the case, de
clined to make a. statement on the
case. No other Asheville attorneys
are concerned in the case, it was
11l his petition, Seeiy says that be
cause of limitations by law
which might affect lii« right to tes
tify on some matters after the death
of his father-in-law, '.ie considers it
his "duty in .good conscience” to in
stitute the proceeding during Grove's
Seely asks the circuit court to af
firm as being still in effect an agree
ment wbieh he declares was made be
tween him and Grove twenty years
The agreement, he states, was that
Seely, who was then in a resnonsiblc
position with the Paris Medicine
Company, should remain until the
company was on a paying basis. He
also was to acquire for \iis father
in-law the stock of dissenting stock
In return, Seely declares. Grove
covenanted to transfer at his dentil, a
controlling interest in the company
; Seeiy. or if Seely should so elect, to
transfer to him all other property
owned by Grove outside his holdings
in the medicine company. Grove,
it is alleged, made a will which pro
vided for the carrying out of this
| Seely sets forth that he performed
: 'llia part of the agreement. At the
. time when the agreement was made.
| lie states, the business was not mak
ing reasonable progress, and profit'-;
were small, because of disssension
among the owners. Seely says lie
continued with the Paris Medicine
Company until it had been put on a
highly profitable basis.
•Recently, Seel.v says, he discovered
that his father-ilf-law had destroyed
or revoked the will mode in accord
ance witli the agreement and had
made another will containing no pro
vioion for the compensation which
Seely was to receive after Grove's
This action of Grove, his son-in
law says, followed up differences be
tween him and Seely which began in
11)17. These differences resulted in
the withdrawal of Seely from the
medicine company, and he then took
charge of Grove's hotel property,
Grove Park Inn, in Asheville.
’ THE CONCORD DAILY TRIBUNE '
Jan. 28 Ik A / Y • r —» Aul6 4**"
/' H|P HR
THE 8-MONTHS SCHOOL TERM
Mecklenburg’s County Chairman Is
Outspoken Opponent cf Extended
Raleigh. Dec. 21).—Transylvania’s
determination not to wait on the state
for an eight-mouths school term has
an example which several other coun
ties are planning to follow.
According no reports to Superin
tendent of Public Instruction A. T.
Alien, no less than a dozen counties,
generally classified as "rural,” have
s ; gnified their purpose to call an clec
tion within the next year for vote on
the proposal to extend the county-wide
school term from a minimum of six
months to a minimum of eight. And
once the ball gets to rolling, Mr. Al
len believes, the eight-months term
will be well on its ‘way toward state
wide adoption before the legislature
gets a chance to act on it.
Transylvania pleased the state edu
cational forces mightily when it roll
ed ‘in a majority jn the election held
the other week for a longer term. It
voted a tax sufficient to run the
schools for nine mouths in several dis
tricts. While the minimum term for
every district in the county will be
Just eight of t|ie hundred counties
of the state fit into the class which
Transylvania has, placed itself. The
other seven are New Hanover, Edge
combe, Currituck, Pamlico, Wilson,
Vancd and Gates. All but New Han
over and possibly Wilson are classed
as 'rural counties. Guilford missed a
place in the list by one township,
j High Point, which has a few schools
I just outside the corporate limits of
! the furniture city that will run for
less than eight months.
Other large counties of the state
fell considerably down, the line. Ac
cording to the latest figures available
at the department of public instruc
tion, Mecklenburg had for last year's
■ term 2,461 children in schools tlmt
[ ran less than eight months, while the
! average length of the county-wide
term was 152 days. Buncombe'" had
13,373 children in short-term schools,
w r ith an average term for the whole
county of 141 days; Forsyth had 3,-
j 734 Children in shorter-term schools
J and an average of 126 days, while
■ Wake, with an average term of the
county of 142 days, had 4.037 children
iin schools that ran less than eight
Mecklenburg’s position is notable
by reason of .the fact that its county
board of education is chairmaned by
j Plummer Stewart, who has come
forth as one of the outspoken oppon
j entg of the proposed state-wide eight
, months term.
J—Prof J Bergonle. developer
of roentgenology die 9in
Bordeaux, a victim of the
28— Supply of anti toxin leaves
Nenana. Alaska, for Nome
by dog-sled. Leonard Sep
- pala. famous dog-musher,
starts from Nome to meet
’earn to relay anti-toxin to
town stricken with diph
15—Floyd Collins, imprisoned In
cave near Cave City. JCy.,
found dead, after 17 days.
is —Senator Medill McCormick
of Illinois dies.
38 —President Frederich Ebert
of Germany dies.
4—Calvin Coolidge inaugurat
ed thirtieth president.
18—Twenty thousand homeless
when fire destroys 3000 To
Tornado sweeps Illinois. In
diana, Missouri, Kentucky
and Tennessee. Over 800
killed. 3749 injured. Prop
erly loss is $18,000,000.
Breakers and Palm Beach
hotels. Palm Beach, Fla., de
stroyed by fire. Loss is over
4 —Gerald Chapman, notorious
bandit, convicted of murder
of Policeman Stelly at Hart
ford, Conn. iA-ntenced to
15— Lieut. Gen. Nelson A Mile 9
16— Senator Selden Palmer
Spencer. Missouri, dies.
27—Fifty-nine miners killed in
explosion in mine near Coal
Glen, N. C-
18—Senator Robert La Follette,
22—Senator Edwin F., Ladd,
North Dakota, dies.
29 Earthquake destroys part
of Santa Barbara, Califs.'
killing 12, W' " r "
Among the dozen or more counties
Which are expected to hold elections
within the next year, Mr. Allen men
tioned Jones. Jackson, Stanly and
Montgomery, all purely rural counties
with their principal towns small. The
state department hopes to see the list
of prospects grow appreciably as in
terest in the longer term becomes mote
Even in counties which haven’t as
yet caught the fever, many of their
districts have. Frequent reports to
the Department announces that the
votes in districts have lengthened the
school term. Every time a district
falls into line and the chances of even
tually carrying the whole country
And the more counties the school
people can get lined up before the
next legislature meets, the better will
be the chance of the proposal to make
eight months the minimum term for
the whole State.
Starting the Year With Important
The Uplift. ‘
The .public has come into a know
ledge of a further enlargement of the
immense manufacturing plant at
Kannapolis. Another mill of large
proportions is planning, the same to
have 50,000 spindles and to give
employment to 1,000 operatives.
Already the largest towel factory
in the world, with this new mill,
which is to represent an outlay of
two millions of dollars, Kannapolis
will be the largest manufacturing
plant in the South. Kannapolis is a
wonder, the largest place in the
South for its age, and it is all a
substantial growth and on a firm
foundation nothing mush-roomy
His many friends are rejoicing
over the very able management of
this immense manufacturing plant
by ®r. O. A. Cannon, who has
demonstrates the business genius and
captaincy of his father, who conceiv
ed and built Kannapolis, besides
numerous other important agencies
in the industrial and business world.
This $2,000,000 addition to Kan
napolis will make it the most
populous unincorporated city in the
wide world. Tlmt sounds like a lot of
territory, but it is a fact.
. Rising Temperatures.
Jacksonville, Fla., Dec. 21).—los
ing temperatures were in evidence in
Florida with a continued rise
promised tomorrow, the wenthcr
bureah here reported.
Father—Johnnie, if you keep an
eye on the baby I will give you a
nlckle w/ien I come back.
Son—-Fa, If I keep two eyes on him
will ytto five me a dime?
21—John T Scopes found guilty
of violating Tennessee's
anti-evolution law and fined
26 —William Jenniqgs Bryan
4 Shipping Board accepts
Henry Ford's ofTer of $1,796.-
- 000 for 200 scrapped ships,
18—Steamer Mackinac boiler ex
plodes near Newport, R. 1.
Thirty passengers killed.
3—Dirigible Shenandoah de
stroyed and 14 of crew
killed, in storm at Cam
25 —All but three of crew of 36
die when submarine S-51 is
rammed and sunk.
6—United States Shipping
Board ousts Rear Admiral
Leigh C; Palmer (retired) as
president of the Fleet Cor
poration' Capt. Elmer E.
Crowley, Boston and New
ljprk. takes his place.
10 —Dead body of Charles Ames,
U. S. airmail pilot, Cleve
land, 0., who disappeared
10 days before, is found- in
wrecked plane in mountains
near Bellefonte, Pa.
IC—House Ways and Means
Commute completes work
on tax reduction and sets
final reduction total at $308,-
12—Court-martial trial of Wil
liam T Mitchell starts.
I—Governor Miriam "Ma" Fer
guson refuses to "throw
herself to wolves" by calling
special session of Texas
5 White Plains, N. Y., Jury re
turns verdict in favor of
Alice Jones Rhinelander in
annulment suit of Leonard
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