Seeking Ways To Save
New Orleans From The
Rising Flood Waters
Engineers Realize Situation There la Most Serious as
Water From Flood Regions Rushes Back Into the
Mississippi Before River Reaches That City.
LEVEE NORTH OF CITY MAY
BE DYNAMITED DURING DAY
It Is Believed This Would Divert Much Water From
Channels of River and Save the City From Over
flow That Is Now Feared-Water Still Rising There.
Mcfnphis, Pcirn., April 26 ,(AP). —Having already wrought
what officials describe as one of the worst calamities in the his
tory qf the country, the rushing waters of the Mississippi River
and its tributaries now threaten the south's largest city. New
So grav-e has the situation become that Governor Simpson of
Louisiana has asked for official permission of the War Depart
ment to dynamite a levee to the south of that city in an effort
to save it from a devastating flood that would follow breaks in
the dykes to the north.
Army engineers in the valley section have made no secret of
their aprehensions for the safety of New Orleans. They have
estimated.that a break to the north would flood that city with'a
depth of many feet in some sections, with a resultant loss of mil
lions of dollars in property, if not in life.
Before the flood crest reaehe* the
New Orleans district the Mississippi
will have reabsorbed not only the
flood waters it emptied into the Mis
sissippi delta region, but also much of
lhat from overflowed streams in Ar
kansas and Lousinnn.
With such a tremendous volume of
water tearing at the levees there lias
been doubt thnt they could hold. With
the crest of the flood still between
Memphis and Helena the danger to
New Orleans was not regarded as im
mediate. Levees in that section have
been strengthened and have been hold
The overflow waters from the great
break at Stops Landing on the Mis
sissippi. twenty miles north of Green
ville. had joined today with the back
waters from the Yazoo Kiver at Boll
ing Foek, Miss., forty miles south of
Greenville. Bolling Fork wan inun
The loosened floods from the Ar
kansas river (inundated several more
small towns today, and was sweeping
grass northern Louisiana seeking an
streams in that state. MtumSf
was taking place in many sections of
both states, and there were reports
ns yet unconfirmed of additional loan
Most of the people left Bolling Fork
yesterday when they were
the floods would overrun that town,
but some tenants in plantations in
sections north of the town failed to
heed the warning and apprehension
for their safety is entertained by res
The bodies of a young man and
woman are reported to have been
found in a pile of driftwbod at String
town, Miss., near Benoit, and ten
miles north of the Stops Landing area.
They have not yet been 'identified.
Wants to Smash Levee.
J Washington, April 26. —04*)—A tel
egraphic request from Governor Simp
son of Louisiana, for permission to
cut the Mississippi Biver levee below
New Orleans in order to save that
city from inundation was received to
day by Secretary Davis of the War
Department, and referred to the Dis
trict Engineer at Vicksburg for rec
Big Demand For Goats.
Pensacola, Fla., April 25.—(INS)
Goats, long thought of in connection
with tin cans and paper, are coming
into their own in importance in this
section, through a lively deibaud for
them by buyers.
A carload, filling a 60-foot baggage
car, were recently shipped from Santa
Bosn county, the car being attached
to the fast north-bound passenger
Buyers say the kids are finding
ready sale and are willing to contract
for all to be found in this section.
For years the industry of goat raising
has not been pushed, the animals be
ing regarded as unmarketable. Activi
ty has now been injected in goat rais
ing that will doubtless recall the re
claiming of hundreds of head in the
9100.000. Record Price Paid For
Exchange Seat. •
“ New York. April 25.—Sale of a
membership on the New York stock
exchange at the record price of
9100.000 has been arranged by of
ficials. it was announced today. The
identity of the purchaser will be
made public on Thursday. The
previous high figure for a seat on
the exchange was $185,000 earlier in
State Offers Bonds For Sale.
Baleigh, April 25.—040—The State
today offered for sale $20,000,000 in
North Carolina highway bonds, on a
•1 per cent, basis. Governor McLean,
back from a rest of three weeks in
Wisconsin, was present at the opening
of the scaled bids at noon. Tabula
tion was set to consume the afternoon.
Use Alabama Pine For White House.
Bidbrwood, Ala., April 25.—(IJWJ)
—Alabama long leaf pine will be used
for part of the repairs on the White
House in Washington. * %£J
The lumber, milled at the plant
of the E.-IS. Jackson Lumber Otftnp
any.here, engaged in cutting long leaf
pine timber from, a tract consisting of
52,00 acres, has already been shipped
from this little Choctaw county town.
The Concord Daily Tribune
North Carolina’s Leading Small City Daily
WOULD CONVICT AND
PAROLE SAME DEFENDANT
Judge Said It Could Not Be Done So
Jury Freed Negro in Charlotte.
Charlotte, April 20.—DP)—Hal Mas
sey, negro slayer, owetj his freedom to
the fact that the jury trying him
could not find him guilty and at the
same time direct his parole.
Masey was being tried for shooting
and killing Sam Perry, Jr., white, last
“If we return a verdict of guilty
can we also instruct that he be let out
on parole?” one of the jurors asked
the judge after the jury had consid
ered the ease for a time.
The judge, advised the jury it could
only decide guilt or innocence.
A brief conference between the jur
“Our verdict, then, is acquittal."
said the spokesman.
THE STOCK MARKET.
*nyul»tor% -Far. Advance Rsgahetd
Control of Price Movement Today.
New Y'ork, April 26.—OP)—Specu
lators for the advance regained control
of the price movement in today’s stock
market after an early period of heavi
ness resulting largely, from the liquida
tion of impaired marginal acounts.
The recovery was influenced by the
New York speech of President Cool
idge which expressed hope of a peace
ful settlement of the Mexican diffi
culties and by the large volume of
supporting buying orders which made
their appearance overnight.
Contract Awarded For Mid-Pines
Charlotte, April 23.—The Goode
Construction company, a local con
cern, has been awarded the contract
for building a $400,000 tourist hotel
at Mid-Tines, half way between
Pinohurst and Southern Pines, it
was announced today. The hotel is
being built by Leonard Tuft*. 'Die
hotel will have 100 rooms and 100
baths and will be of modern fire
proof .construction. Work will be
started immediately and eompletetd
by next winter.
1 Dirigible Back Home.
Lakehurst, N. J., April 26. —(4>)—
The naval dirigible Log Angeles hove
in sight at the naval air station at
10:25 a. m. today after a flight up
the coast from Pensacola, Fla. The
big ship left here Saturday night.
THE STOCK MARKET
Reported by Fenner £ Beane.
(Quotations at 1:30 P. M.)
American Tobacco B 125%
American Locomotive 109
Atlantic Coast Line 182
AUied Chemical 141
American Tel. & Tel. 163%
American .Can 46%
Allis Chalmers , 303%
Baldwin Locomotive 184
Baltimore & Ohio 116%
Bangor - v — 78
Bethlehem Steel 50%
Chesapeake & Ohio 168
Dodge Bros. 18%
General Motors 182
General Electric 87%
Great Northern 86%
Gulf State Steel 53%
Gold Duet 52%
Int. Tel 135%
Kennecott Copper 64%
Liggett & Myers B 100%
Mack Truck 108%
Mo.-Paeifit* —j 57
Norfolk A Western .. 178%
New York Central 148%
Pan. American Pet. B. 58%
Rock Island 08%
R. J. Reynolds 121%
Rep. Iron A Steel : 65
Stand. Oil of N. J. 36
Southern Railway , 124
Studebaker —..... 53%
Texas Co. .... , 46__
Tobacco Products 100%
U. 8. Steel - ITI
tt. S. Stefl, New 123%
Vick Chemical 55%
Western Maryland 36%
Chrysler .. —....... 42%
’ ML MTOHS
XILLfI) WHEN PLANE
Lieut. Commander Davis
and Lieut. Wooster Lose
j Lives When Plane Stuck
I Up in Mud Marsh.
TO PARIS SOON
I Were Giving Plane Final
Tests When Motor Trou
ble Forced Them to Make
! Hasty Landing.
Newport News, Vn„ April 26.—04*)
'—Lieutenant Commander Noel Davis
Janil Lieutenant M. H. Wooster, naval
aviators, were killed today in a forced
landing of the giant biplane Ameri
can Legion in which they had planned
to attempt a non-stop New York to
They were on the last of the test
flights planned for the big craft be
fore it was to be taken to New York
for the proposed trnnx-Atlantie dash
for the Orteig prize of $25,000 for the
first such trip. Accounts of the ac
cident. differ somewhat.
The giant three-engine plane with
a load of 17,000 pounds, took to the
air at Langley Field this morning for
a cross country load test. Commander
Davis had expected some trouble in
getting the plane off the ground with
the heavy load, but once the machine
had taken the air little difficulty was
anticipated. The take-off, officers at
Langley Field said, was perfect. The
craft rose high in the air and straight
ened out for the cross country trip.
It moved along slowly under the heavy
load, and suddenly all agree apparent
ly developed engine trouble.
Colonel C. C. Culver, eoramaudiiig
officer at Langley Field, said the air
men brought the craft toward the
earth and made a nice landing. They
came down, however, in a mud marsh,
covered by several feet of water, and
as the machine started through this
her nose was buried in the mud and
water and she turned completely over.
Commander Davis and Lieutenant
Wooster, who was to have been alter
nate pilot on the proposed trans-At-
Vuuic flight,, wete «t*»pped.iu thy if,
They were drowned, Colonel Culver
stated, before they could be extricated.
W. J. Forestr a Mcssiek fisherman
and the only witness of the actual
crash, said he was standing so close
to where the American Legion buried
herself thnt he was forced to jump
to escape being crushed. He said lie
suw the craft moving slowly at a low
altitude, and then to go into n nose
dive. The nose of the craft bur
rowed deep into the quagmire.
Says Men Were Suffocated.
New York. April 26.—(/P)—Com
mander Noel Davis and Lieut. S. H.
Wooster were suffocated by gasoline
fumes and not killed by injuries due
to the crash to their plane, Richard
R. Blythe, of the Keystone Aircraft
Corporation, makers of the plane, told
th« Associated Press this afternoon.
Graduate of Yafe.
New Haven, Cann., April 26. —
UP) —Lieut. Shanton H. Wooster, kill-1
ed in an airplane crash with Com
mander Noel Davis today, was a na
tive of New Britain and was in the
Yqle class of 1015, but did not grad
uate as he went to the Naval Academy
at Annapolis from which he was grad
uated in 1917.
Justice Stacy To Speak at Davidson.
Davidson, April 26.—(INS) —Judge
W. P. Stacy, Chief Justice of the
North Carolina Supreme Court, will
deliver the annual literary address at
the 91st commencement of Davidson
This announcement wns made here
today by Dr. W. J. Martin, president.
He announced also that Rev. J. L.
MacMillan, D. D„ pastor of the First
Presbyterian CKurch, of Norfolk, Va..
would deliver the baccalaureate sec
The dates for the Daildson com
mencement exercise are May 29- June
Judge Stacy will deliver his address
on May 31.
A1 Smit Pays President Call.
New York, April 25—A1 Smith,
Democratic governor of New York
paid his respects tonight to Presi
dent Coolidge in his Biltmore hotel
suite, but whether the 20 minute
conference included a discussion if
the presidential candidacy poßdtbili
ties of cither was not divulged.
Asked what transpired at the
visit. Governor Smith, replied: ,
“I called, of course, to bid him
welcomo to the city. I told him to
do anything he wanted to providing
h« didn’t get caught at it.”
ONE LADY FREE
WITH EACH PAID
ATT (SKINNY) CANDLER
CONCOR D, N. C., TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 1927
The local chapter of the Red Cross ts collecting a fund
to be forwarded to be used ih the aid of the flood victims in
to be used for the aid of the flood victims in the Mississippi
Valley and anyone desiring to contribute to the fund may
send it to L. D. Coltrane, Sr., at the .Concord National
The National Chapter of Red Cross has stated that
the quota for Cabarrus County is SI,OOO, and the contri
bytions received will be acknowledged through The Con
cord Daily Tribune and The Times:
Previously acknowledged $310.00
Mrs. C. VY. King 10.00
J. G. Parks —1 lO.OO
•Miss Jane White J,- 5.00
Mrs. C. L. White -iV i 5.00
J. M. Hendrix 5.00
R. P. Gibson J 5.00
L. M. Richmond i ' 10.00
E. C. Barnhardt) Jr. 4 10.00
L. D. Coltrane ' 10.00
Miss Mildred Stither 5.00
Mrs. M. J. Corl ' 5.00
H. C. Herring 5.00
H. S. Williams , 10.00
D. B. Coltrane 10.00
Mrs. M. L. Marsh 5.00
Mrs. W. W. Morris 50.00
Mrs. J. W. Cannon 50.00
Total for City ~i SIBO.OO
Mt. Pleasant Contributions:
I, E. Foil : i , 10.00
W. V. Bright £. ■ 5.00
H. E. Foil | 5.00
D. W. Stevens * . 1.00
A. N. Tames —l 2.00
R. C. Cox | .50
Z. J. Eudy 1 .50
L. 11. Barringer 1 .50
Total for Mt. Pleasant. $26.26
Grand Total i $506.26
Governor Sells $10,000,000 of
State Bonds in New York
By .1. C. BASKERVILL.
Sir Walter HoteL
Raleigh, April 26.—Another score
for the McLean administration was'
rung up when Governor McLean, iu
New York, personally negotiated for
the sale of $10,000,000 worth of North
Carolina Highway Bonds Monday
the First National Bank of New York!
4-Hty. -after a previous -bill for onU*
$2,500,000 worth of the $20,000,090
otiered for stile, and by the same bunk,
had been rejected by Ben K, Lacy,
state treasurer, with the advice and
conseut of the concil of state.
Not only were the $10,000,000 in
bonds sold by the Governor to the same
bank, but arrangements were made by
him for a loan 'for the other $10,000,-
000 on sliort time notice, also at 4
This for the first time in six years,
$10,000,000 in bonds were sold at par
at 4 per cent interest, and a loan of
$10,000,000 on short time notes also
at 4 per cent, obtained on the balance.
The lowest rate of interest previously |
obtained -was 4 1-2 per cent when the i
last offering of the previously author
ized bonds were offered. And when
an opinion was granted until April
1 on the balance of $10,000,000, bank
ers over the stnte shook their heads
and prophesied that it would never
be exercised. But it was, and now the
SPOKESMAN IS “DEAD,” He SAYS
No Room in White Touse for Two-
Myths, Oldfield Contends; Mourns
'Washington, April 25.—The famous
“white house spokesman” is no more.
Senator Norris reported in verse last
week that “the bolsheviks got him."
But Representative Oldfield announc
ed today that, in fact, the President's
alter ego is deceased. How he met bis
end or why, Mr. Oldfield neglected
“Nothing has pained me so deep
ly,” Mr. Oldfield, coairman of the
democratic national congressional com
mittee, said in his statement, “us to
learn of the demise of the white house
“Although he has 'been in public
life but a short time he has been al
most constantly before the public eye
and on the first page. To some lie
was a mysterious person, who had
no real existence or nothing more sub
stantial than a shadow t to others be
was simply a myth; this latter idea
never gained many believers because
no one wished to believe that there
could be two myths in the white
“The official spokesman as I always
visualized him, was the man who told
the newspaper correspondents what
the President was thinking about,
things the President didn’t dare talk
“While I decline to be one of his
pallbearers, I shall attend the obse
quies and do what I can to see thnt
his imaginary grave is kept an im
aginary green. Henceforth I shall
think of him as I/think of Humpty-
Dumpty, whom all king's men could
not put together again.
"I shall always think thnt he came
to his end because he would not come
out and say plainly that the President
Was n candidate for a third term.
With him out of the way, the chief
executive can now pursue the third
term ignus fatuus without any op
position or eloquent sense on the part
of his alter ego. Requiescat in pace."
Flyers Leave Jacksonville.
Jacksonville, Fla., April 26.— UP)—
The Pan-American,,flyers hopped off'
at 9:52 o'clock this morning for Sa
same bank, hns taken $10,000,000 inure
in bonds outright at 4 per cent, and
loaned as much in anticipation of the
sale of the rest.
When Mr. Lacy and the council
of state refused to acoept the bid for
the $2,500,000 blow. Mr. Ijacy at once
communicated with Governor McLean
iu New York over long distance tele
phone. The Governor at! Once got.
'Tn~ touch witfi the officers of the bank
there thnt was bidding oil the bonds,
and within a few hours called Mr.
Lacy and stated that the hank had
agreed to increase the bid to $10,000,-
000, and to make a loan on the bal
ance. This bid was promptly coni
n' tin ; rated to the council of state by-
Mr. Lacy, and immediately accepted.
In a formal statement issued later
in the afternoon, Mr. Lacy said :
“Governor McLean and all the mem
bers of the council of State expressed
great satisfaction over the sale. The
Governor and State Treasurer Lacy
have for n long time put the sale of
4 per cent 'bonds as a goal toward
which the state should bend its efforts.
For the first time since the Highway
construction program was inaugurated
six year ago, the task has been ac
complished and 4 iper cent .bonds sold.”
The difference between 4 1-2 and
4 1-4 cent on $10,000,000 alone
represents a saving in interest to the
state of $25,000 a year.
THE COTTON MARKET
Opened Easy Today at Decline of 12
to 18 Points, But Later Steadied.
New York, April 26.— UP) —The cot
ton market opened easy today at a
decline of 12 to 18 points under real
izing and nenr month selling. The
latter was due to the circulation of
notices for the delivery of about 140,-
000 bales of cotton on May contracts,
according to early estimates, while
the disposition to take profits on long
cotton probably was increased by rel
atively easy showing of Liverpool and
the favorable weather map.
Trade interests were good buyers of
May at a discount of 26 to 28 points
under July, however, and the market
steadied up on covering which may
have been influenced by reports of ov
erflows along the Red River. July
contracts rallied from 15.12 to 15.22
and October from 15.42 to 15.51, the
market showing net losses of 4 to 8
points at the end of the first hour.
. Cotton futures opened easy: May
14.83; July 15.12; Oct. 15.43: Dee.
15.64; Jan. 15.68.
U. S. Budding and Loan League to
Meet July 18.
Asheville. April 25. —The United
Stated League of Building and Loan
associations will meet in Asheville
July 18, 19 and 20, it has ben an
nounced by E. M. Bearden, conven
tion secretary of the ' chamber of
commerce- More than 1,200 delegates
are expected to attend.
General plaus for the meeting are
being arranged here by Herman F.
Ceiaraius, of Cincinnati, representa
tive pf tile league. Mr. Celnrius con
ferred, during his stay, with Mr.
Bearden. J. 11. Wood, chairman of
the chamber of commerce convention
bureau, and John H. En.wright, presi
dent of the Asheville Hotel Men's as
Good Will Flyers at Wilmington.
Wilmington, April 26.—(INS) —
Elaborate plans were under way here
today for the reception of the Good
Will Flyers, who are scheduled to ar
rive here from -Florida on the final
lap of their today. General
A. L, Bowle.v, commandant of Fort
Bragg, will be among the visitors here
[to welcome the flyers. *
WALTER BOOTHE IS
lone Hundred and Four
i teen Hours Friends Have
Kept Him Alive by Arti
| cial Respiration.
IS NEW REPORT
Members of Youth’s Fam
ily Have Lost Hope De
spite Fact That His Con
dition Seems No Worse.
Roanoke. Va.. April 26.—(A>)—Wal
ter Boothe “held his own” this morn
ing iu hi* battle with a strange afflic
tion that has paralyzed his arms, legs,
torso and lungs. One hundred and
fourteen hours after n score of friends
working in shifts of two. began admin
j istering artificial respiration to the
18-year-old farmer, whose lungs col
! lapsed while he was being prepared
I for oil operation for a dislocated ver-
I tebrae, hospital attendant* made the
! following announcement:
"He is holding his own. There is
j no change that we can sec."
I Members of the youth's family have
| lost hope. But the boy lying fiat on
his back in an apparatus designed to
relieve his suffering from the dislocated
vertebrae fights on. It is a losing bat
tle in the opinion of physicians, but
only once has Boothe become discour
With Our Advertisers.
One lady free with each paid adult
ticket at Concord Theatre tonight.
Vaudeville and pictures will be offered.
Don't forget the new series in the
Citizens Building and Loan Associa
tion will open Saturday, May 7th.
This association is interested in get
ting the attention of the "average Am
erinn family” which wants to own its
You need never apologise for a
Waterm'an's pen. Sold here by the
Spring and summer suits from sls
to SSO at W. A Overcash’s. Also
strutw hats from $5 to $5 and Pan
amas from $5 to $7.
The Ritchie Co., bus a complete
line of tennis rackets, balls, presses,
covers, nets ami court, markers. They
also restring old rackets.
Armour’s Veribest grape juice at the
Cabarrus Cash Grocery. Small size
for 10 cents, pint 25 cents, and quart
50 cents. See ad for particulars.
Tlie Corl Motor Co., has a number
of used ears for sale. Read list in
new ad today.
This is National Gingham Week and
for the event Efird’s is offering some
unusual bargains. The gingham of
this company is being sold from 10
cents to 21) cents. New ad. gives full
You can find just the coat you need
at Robinson’s, and the price has been
cut in half.
Shipment of Ruekwheat Pillsburys
and Aunt Jemima Pancake Flor at
Coats at half price at the Gray
Shop. Washable crepe dresses special
The Yorkc & Wadsworth Co., is a
Goodyear service station and carries
a full line of Goodyear tires and tubes.
Call there to see the Intest Goodyear
tires, called by the company “the
greatest tire in the world.”
New York G. O. I’. Meeting.
New York, April 26.—Much in
terest is manifested in political cir
cles iu the meeting of the executive
committee of the New York State
Republican Committee which hn*
been called by Chairman Charles D.
Ililles for this city today. The. meet
ing will be the first held by the exe
cutive committee in nearly four
year* and it is believed that the
gathering is intended to mark the
beginning of activities in the 1928
campaign for governors and for
presidential electors. One of the first
thing* the committee will do, it is
said, will be to attempt to straighten
out difference* in the Republican
ranks in this State.
WaynesviUe Fire Damage is $20,000
Wayneevillc, April 25.—Fire of
undetermined origin did damage esti
mated at $20,000 Sunday night to
three buildings on Main street here.
The lows is believed to le covered by
The flames, starting in the base
ment of the Sloan-l’lott Hardware
company in the heart of the town,
threatened a part of the business dis
trict before being brought under
control after a sharp fight by volun
teer lire forces which lasted for
nearly an hour. The blaze, which ap
parently had smouldered for some
time before breaking out, was dis
covered about 10:30 o’clock.
City Tax Notice
All property on which 1926 Taxes
have not been paid will be advertised
and eold after May Ist, 1927. Also
all 1917 street asessments that wtpired
December let, 1926, on the following
streets: South Union, East Corbin,
North Church, Franklin Avenue,
North end South Spring, Buffalo, Mc-
Gill tad North Kerr.
CHAS. N. FIELD,
City Tax Collector.
IN CHINA ARE SAFE
There is no cause for anxiety on
the part of relatives and friends for
the safety of any Southern Bat; 1
tist missionary in China, Jg
iitg to Dr. .1. F. l,ove.
the Foreign Missio 1 .
Southern Baptist Ct . Re
cording to Dr. LoveA iroard has
received a recent cablegram from
Shanghai to the effect that the
women and children among the
missionaries had been sent to Japan
for safety, and that so far as was
known, no Southern Baptist work
er was in danger.
MEXICANS NOT TO SEIZE
LAND. SAYS COOLIDGE
President Disrloses Promise at Press
Dinner.—Analyzes I'nited States
New York. April s.—Mexico re
cently has declared she will not con
fiscate American property. President
Cooiidge disclosed tonight in a
speech analyzing this nation's foreign
policy particularly in respect to
Mexico. Nicaragua and Chinn.
Mr. Coolidgc declared: “That it
will surely be able to reach an ami
cable adjustment,” with Mexico on
the basis of this word, which was
given to him at a conference with
Ambassador Tellos after the latter's
return from a recent trip to Mexico
In his first public address since
Congress closed, the President -poke
before more than 1,000 newspaper
editors and their wives at the din
ner of the I'nited Press associations,
commemorating the 20th anniver
sary of that organization at the
Biltmore hotel. By an elaborate
radio hookup he also spoke to every
section of the nation and some
foreign countries, devoting his ad
dress almost entirely to a discussion
of America's foreign iiolicy. His
words gained frequent applause.
Mr. Coolidgc also was hopeful of
the Nicaraguan and Chinese situa
tions which he said involved this
country because its determination to
protect American lives and property.
Giving considerable attention to
the Mexican problem he saw “grave
difficulties" in the way of the sen
ate’s propsal for arbitration of the
difference with Mexico over the agri
culture and oil land controversy.
The principle of confiscation was not
open to arbitration, the president
"We feel." lie added, “that Mexico
is threatening to disregard this
gieat elementary principle by under
taking a retroactive application , s of
their constitution to property of Jour
citizens acquired long before their
constitution was adopted.”
Arriving in New York at tt o'clock
tonight, the President and Mrs.
Cooiidge were given a warm wel
come at all turns, crowds of home
goers lining Fifth Avenue and other
streets which were traveled from the
Pennsylvania station by nutomomle.
At the hotel they found them
selves only a few floors nbove Gover
nor A1 Smith, who called to give a
As a symbol of the G. O. P.. a
live elephant, provided by the young
republican club, met the uarty r.t
Seventh avenue was thronged for
seveiai blocks by spectators, who
saw the party whisked away to the
Biltmore hotel in two automobiles.
First Lady Feted.
The trip from Washington was
made without incident, the Presi
dent retiring to his drawing room
for a nap after lunch, and remaining
in seclusion during most of the
Mrs. Cooiidge was the guest of
wives of executives of the United
Press associations, at a separate din
ner. later entering the banquet hall
to hear the President. Karl Bickel,
president of the United Press, intro
duced Mr. Cooiidge.
Plan for Merchants Meeting.
Durham, April 26.—(INS) —Pre
Iterations are under way here for the
25th annual convention of the North
Carolina Merchants Association, which
will be held here May 17-18.
The complete program for the con
vention is expected to be announced
within the next few days by Paul
Leonard, secretary of the Association.
One of the speakers who have been
obtained to address the onvention is
Arthur C. Port, of Winston-Salem,
director and sales manager of the
P. H. Hanes Knitting Company.
,T. E. Davis, of Concord, will lead
a discussion on retail credit problems.
Morris Lipinsky will discuss “Meth
ods of Stimulating Sales of Slow-
Moving Merchandise,” and I>. Holo
man, of Jtaleigh, will talk on “Special
Co-Operative Sales Promotion Events.”
W. N'. Nixon, of Winston-Salem,
will speak on “The Necessity of Ac
tive Interest in legislation by Busi
Women Voters to Consider Changes.
Washington, I>. C-, April 20.
More than 100 delegates from 44
States were on hand here today at
the opening of the General Council
meeting of the National league of
Women Voters. The meeting, which
will continue its sessions for nve
tlays, promises to be one of the moot
important in the history of the or
ganization. The enforcement of the
prohibition laws, corrupt practice
legislation, child welfare, and the ar
bitration of international disputes
are among the important suojects
scheduled to receive the attention of
Nurse Held In China Is Now Free.
Shanghai, April 26.—OP)—-Miss
Mary I. Craig, Philadelphia nurse, re
cently kidnapped by bandits in Yun
nan, province, has been released. Am
erican consul general Gauss was ad
vised from Y'unnanfu, capital of the
Yunnan province today that Miss
Craig was free and well.
PRINTS . M
TODAY’S NEWS TODiM
' JT TALK WITH
MRS. RUTH SNYDffI
Former Police Comntiit
sioner of New YortegS
Called as State Witn|B
in Gray-Snyder TriaE-J
SAY CONFESSION JM
Gray and Mrs. Snyder
“Third Degree” MettfMfip
Were Used by Officer! m
New Dork. April 26. —(,P)—Deorjm
V. McLaughlin, former New York CgS
police commissioner, testified in jji«
Snyder murder trial today to a JSSS:
versation he had with Mrs. Ruth fsity*
der as she lay in bed the day her Jbalkf.
band was killed. She is on trial wy@|
Henry Judd Gray for the murdiiSU(§K
He said she told him of return MW
from a card party and being seize*! : I®N
a man with a black mustache aria of
“'Did she know her husband wall
dead at the time?”
“Detectives told me she did DqE| l
informed her of the fact. She isheqjft
few tears and then continued to ans
"You saw her later at the poll
"She still told the same story?"
Gray confessed to the murd«r.,s«
Albert Snyder. He was alert, imtirqS
in appearance and under ho comma;
sion. Police L : eut. John DorqjSßß
who witnessed the confession, testified
The defense contends that themggtt
] sessions of both Gray and Mrs.
j der were obtained as the rPmtttjfK
l "mental third degree."
Gray took his arrest for the mnrdgf
as a joke up to the time lie was put-mi.
a train at Syraeue for New York.
lice Lieut. McDermott of Syracuse, one
of the officers who arrested him, tes
tified. It was not until the party wad
well on the way to New Y'ork that ha
broke down and admitted the murder,
the witness said.
Police Lieut. McDegioott- one nf. tM..
two officers who arrested Gray in ffy’*
mouse the day after the murder, under
questioning by counsel for Gray, told
details of the arrest.
He said Gray told them that he had
been in Syracuse all during the week*
The policemnn said Gray told him
of Haggoon Gray and Harry Platt, an
other friend, calling on him and upend
ing much of tlie time, with him tb<»,
day after the killing.
State Student is Winner of Onloqt
Hickory. April 25.—H. J.
holzer, of State college, won first
honors in the annual oratorical
test of the North Carolina StafciA
Peace association, held here tonigbt
with Lenoir-Rhyne college as lmfct.
The subject of his address was ‘3PK§|
American Principle of Peace*” -Sees, ’
ond honors went to R. M.
Elon college, who spoke on “A High* s
er Duty.” Hugh Beam, of Lenoii>
Rhyne College, won third place, thjfei
subject of his oration being"
Spirit of Pence."
J. Elmer Long’s Copy" of State Lasrjfc
Durham. April 25. Lieutf&fjfl
Governor J. Elmer Long*. JmHS
second in command in the
naturally received the second'
printed of the new state laws ofitHm
1927 general assembly. He
over, and then put it in his desk for
Now he's wondering who wattM®'
that book, and why. It has beat
stolen, and search high and low hip
failed to disclose its wherentxmts.. -A
Declare British Are Ready for Actfw,
Shanghai, April 26.—UP)—Hie vei*
nacular newspapers published an. at*
ficial Kuomintang (Cantonese political
organization) manifesto to the world
today stating that the British minister
at Peking proposes to prepare for And!
occupation of Shanghai nnd NnnkijJ&
in the event that the Chinese govern,
rnent should reject the demands made
by the powers, growing out of tbn
Nanking disorders of March 24th.
2,000 Chinese Soldiers Reported
Shanghai. April 26. —OP)—*Tpßi
thousand northern Chinese
nre reported to linve been drownttt
■when shells from the Cantonese bat
teries at Nanking sank their bowr
in the Yangtse river.
Family of Five Are Swept to
Deaths at Kelso. rag
Little Rock, Ark., April 24.-r*i4>
family of five, father, mother liSB
three children were drowned triajM
near Kelso, when their wagon Jflfl
: swept into a swollen bayou, aeqaiu
ing to reports received here hH
i Kelso tonight. The family’s napm
was Bnllew. the report said. .
(lay, possibly showers. in the «mH«