Piteous Calls For Aid
From The Flood Areas
Where Homes Are Gone
At New Orleans Broken
Levees May Save City
From Inundation But
Danger Is Not All Gone.
In Arkansas and Missis
sippi Homeless and Des
titue Calling for Money,
Food and Clothing.
Memphis. April. 27.— UP) —While
1 smisinmi authorities were preparing
for the unprecedented expedient of
deliberately cutting the dykes to save
New Orleans front the mighty flood
tide sweeping down the Mississippi,
situations little short of desperate
were presented today in southeast Ar
kansas and the Mississippi delta sec
Nearly two score of towns within
a radius of less than 100 miles in the
two states were under water, with
the plight of thousands of refugees de
scribed in official reports to Ked Dross
headquarters here ns serious ip the
With the racing waters battering
at their homes on the levees or knolls
on which they had sought refuge, those
in the devastated areas were sending
out piteous calls for boats, clothing,
food and other supplies. Directors
of lied Cross relief moved ns speedily
as possible to render aid.
Almost hourly new groups of refu
gees are being found by relief workers
as they move by steamer, motor boat
or airplane over the desolated re
gions. One such group was found
last night on the Mississippi north
of Helena. They had been without
adequate food for days and had little
shelter on the levee where they were
An intrepid little woman, Nell Wil
liams, a lied Cross worker from hit.
I <QUis, was the first to carry aid to
them, braving the racing flood crest in
•a tiny motor boat alone at night, that
some measure of relief might be af
forded the women and children at
While no new reports of breaks on
the levees on either the Mississippi or
the Arkansas rivers were'roported ov
ernight, the floodwaters already loos
ened by levee breaks were rushing over j
lowlands and through valleys to lay
wade new areas and drive more thou
sands from their homes.
The flood, roaring through the Stops
Landing break in the Mississippi above
Greenville, was slowly forcing waters
in the delta region eastward and to
day lielboni. Miss., sixty miles south
east of Greenville, and almost eighty
miles from the Stops Landing crevasse
was being inundated.
Isola, Louise and Midnight, nearby
towns, were reported under from seven
to ten feet of water. Their combined
population is 1,000 nnd while most of
the people got out ahead of the flood
some were reported on roofs nnd in
Across the Mississippi in Arkansas,
Arkansas City was being flooded deep
er nnd deeper, with approximately 1,-
500 of its inhabitants still stranded
on the levee. Nearly a dozen nearby
towns also were flooded.
Thinks Greatest Danger Over.
New Orleans, April 27.—140—The
crisis probably has passed in the Mis
sissippi River flood situation, and no
more hardship, suffering and loss of
life and property is anticipated, in
the opinion of Secretary of Commerce
Hoover. President Goolidge's observer
Thd man who blithely goes
up the steps into his own home
is a man to be envied.
Each dollar you invest in a
thrift account is a step toward
Build up a fund now. When
you are ready for a home,,this
association will help you fi
nance the deal.
MAY SERIES NOW OPEN
CITIZENS BUILDING AND
The Concord Daily Tribune
North Carolina’s Leading Small City Daily
j STAT E SUNDAY SCHOOL
I Dr.'ll. E. Spence, of Duke University,
| Speaks in Place of Governor Mc
| llurlington, April 2<l.—The annual
[convention of the North .Carolina
Sunday School association opened here
tonigh at the First Christian Church
With a large delegation of distinguished
men and women Sunday shool work
ers in rittendatice from various sec
tions of the state ami country.
Elaborate preparations had been
made by the Alamance county Sunday
school officials to receive the visitors,
and to place them comfortably as
quickly as possible after arrival.
Hundreds of them have been received
into the homes of citizeus for the
three days' sessions.
J. K. Ivey, state president, presid
ed tonight when the convention was
officially called to order, with “wor
ship in song" led by Rev. F. A.
Rower. This was followed with scrip
ture reading nnd prayer by Rev. G. O.
Lankford, pastor of the First Christiuu
church, and host to the meeting.
The business of the convention will
begin in earnest Wednesday nnd
through Thursday when big affairs
of the Sunday school will be discussed
in the headquarters church and scat
tered through the various churches-of
the city in short conference work.
A feature of the initial session was
an address by Dr. H. K. Science, dir
ector of religious education at Duke
university, Durham, who substituted
for Gov. A. W. McLean, who had a
place on the program but coul not
THE STOCK REPORT.
Operators For The Advance Continued
In Control of the Market Today.
New York, April 27.—(A3)—(tpern
tors for the advance continued in con
trol of the stock tnarket today in the
face of smaller quarterly steel earn
ings than had been expected, and n
decline in steel operations. The un
usually large supply of money had
eased rates, effected a bullish influence
on sentiment and some excellent earn
ing reports contributed to the advnnce.
Bangor & Aroostook touched u new
high on the report that the road's
quarterly earnings exceeded $8 a sure.
Charlotte Main Nominated For Rotary
' Spartanburg, April 2(l.—Dave Clark,
of Chnrlntte, was nominated for the
governorship of the 58th district ’of
Rotary International for I!>2.S and
Charlotte was chosen for the 1028
conference at the final meeting of the
annual conference here today.
Mr. Clark will be officially elected
to the governorship at the internation
al conference nt Oetend, Belgium.
Sir Walter Scott wrote the second
and third volumes of “AVnverley” in
the evenings of three weeks—a rec
in the inundated region, who arrived
here today completing his tour of the
entire area from Memphis to New
In the states of Mississippi aud Ar
kansas. Mr. Hoover finds no unsatis
factory conditions, and only the ne
cessity of continuing adequate relief
Mr. Hoover said that his view of
the end of the flood danger may be
upset by later developments.
The cabinet official whose rapid
survey of the flooded region was
through the trained eyes of a relief
worker —the director of the World
’War relief in Belgium—found the fol
lowing situation in the * inundated
“I believe the flood dead will not
greatly exceed 200.
“The homeless will probably not be
much greater than 150,000.
‘■The world war training has taught
us to handle a crisis. Our war or
ganizations—the national guard, the
American Legion, and the Red Cross
—and the men and women of the
South did not become hysterical and
lose control of the situation, but im
mediately * commenced the machinery
of assistance. This is the great les
son of the flood.
“Our greatest problem is the reha
bilitation of the homeless persons in
their former habitations, and the re
establishment of agricultural produe
-1 tiou in the stricken regions.”
Relief Fund Now $2,54«,800. .
Washington, April 27. —Os)—The
Red Cross relief fund reached a total
of $2,546,800 today.
Eastern states have given $1,705,-
! 500; mid-western states $600,000; and
the Pacific coast $135,000. Contribu
tions by the Red Cross itself nnd
other items mnke up the balance. A
fund of $5,000,000 is sought.
Soldiers on Duty.
Nqw Orleans, April 27. —Cf)—The
tramp of national guardsmen echoed
along levees today as two southern
Louisiana parishes were being evacu
ated preparatory to surrendering thbm
to the Mississippi River, that the
South's largest city might be saved
from the onslought of the flood.
Vigorous protests on the pnrt of
the citizens of the two parishes, St.
Bernard and Plaquemines, which often
have witnessed the withering fire of
guns ,in the perennial trappers war
fare, gave way to a determination to
insist: upon adequate reparations as
the residents continued to patrol the
levees, while the territory to be given
over to the water was being evacuat
FORMER SENATOR A.
J. BEVERIDGE DIES
SUDDENLY AT HOME
Former Indiana Senator
Victim of Heart Attack.
—Had Been in 111 Health
j TWICE SERVED
Twice Was Defeated Al
though He Was Promi
nent in the Republican
Party for Years.
lndinuapolis, I ml., April 27. — UP) —
Albert Jeremiah Beveridge, former
United States senator from Indiana,
died suddenly of heart trouble here
today. He whs 64 years old.
Mr. Beveridge was twice elected
to the senate from Indiana. He re
tired in 11)11 nnd twice sought to re
turn. but was defeated iu 1014 as the
progressive party candidate, and in
1022 was defeated by Samuel M. Rals
Death came this morning nt bis home
here. He had been working for some
time upon his latest book. “The Life
of Abraham Lincoln,” and it was only
The - former senator's health had
not been the best for several months,
but his condition was not regarded as
serious. Death occurred at 6:10 o’clock
thin morning. It came ns a shock
to close associates, who said there
there was no intimation yesterday that
his condition was in any way critical.
SEES NEW ORLEANS AS
GREAT AIR TERMINUS
City Will Be Used By Planes to West
Indian. Central and South Ameri
New Orleans, 1-n., April 27.—(INS)
—New Orleans ns a great nil- terminus
for West Indian, Central and South
American points, at some time in the
near future, is seen by Colonel Charles
H. Dnnforth, air officer for the Fourth
The flight, which De I’inedo, Italian
four-continent flyer.jmade from Hav
ana to New Orleans in six hours, can
tie nmde in exactly half that time toy
(d»4uw now in use u* ssut
Planes will reach points south of
New Orleans in the everyday trans
action of business within a short time,
and that the city will be connected
by airplane with northern points is
also virtually assured, Colonel Dan
“Efficient development of New Or
leans as a great air port calls for ade
quate landing facilities on this side
of the Mississippi river,” the Colonel
Colonel Damforth declared that
aerial transportation will be adopted
because it is a saver of time.
“Greater safety will result when
landing fields are made available every
thirty or forty miles along all aerial
routes,” he said. “These fields and the
employment of planes with three mo
tors will practically obviate any pos
sibility of accident.”
Will Arrange Rout For Dempsey.
New York. April 27.— UP) —After
receiving positive' assurances today
that Jack Dempsey intends to stage a
comeback. Tex Rickard announced
he will match the former champion for
a bout with Paulino Uzcudun on or
about July 1, probably nt the Yankee
Francois Villon, the Freuch poet
and scholar, was a burglar.
THE STOCK MARKET
Reported by Fenner & Beane.
(Quotations at 1:30 P. M.)
Atchison < 182
American Tobacco B 125%
American Smelting 148
American Locomotive 110
Atlantic Coast Line 182%
Allied Chemical 140%
American Tel. & Tel. 163
American Can 46
Allis Chalmers 105
Baldwin Locomotive 185%
Baltimore & Ohio 117%
Bethlehem teel 50%
Chesapeake & Ohio 168
Coca-Cola x. Div. 98%
Dodge Bros. 17%
Erie „ - 53%
Frisco : 112
General Motors 190
General Electric 97%
Great Northern 86%
Gulf State Steel 53
Gold Dust 52%
Int. Tel. 135%
Kennecott Copper 64%
Liggett & Myers B 100%
Mack Truck .. 110%
Norfolk & Western 179%
New York Central 147%
Pan. American Pet. B 57%
Rock Island - 98%
R. J. Reynolds 122
Rep. Iron and Steel 66
Standard Oil of N. J. 36%
Southern Railway 124
Studebaker - 53%
Texas Co. 46%
Tobacco Products 99%
U. S, Steel s 169
U. S. Steel, New .... 122
Vick Chemical 54
Western Maryland 36%
Chrysler ..... 43%
CONCORD, N. C., WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 1927
The local chapter of -the Red Cross
is collecting a fund to be forwarded
to be used in the aid of the flood vic
tims in the Mississippi Valley and any
one desiring to contribute to thefund
may send it to L. I). Coltrane, Sr., at
the Concord National Bank.
The National Chapter of Red Cress
has stated that the quota for Cabar
rus County is ,SI,OOO, und the contri
butions received will be acknowledged
through The Concord Daily Tribune 1
and The Times:
Previously acknowledged $506.20
Concord Theatre 10.00
Miss I.elia A. King •_ 5.(1)
Mrs. P. B. Fetzer 5.0(1
Mrs. Geo. Richmond S.QU
Geo. Richmond. Jr.
Dr. W. D. Pemberton I.QB
W. W. Flowe 10.01)
H. 1. Woodhouse 10.ftp
E. F. Shepherd O.Sj
Mrs. H. W. Fryling l.flo
Mrs. M. R. Marcho 1.00
Miss May White 5;(k)
E. C. Bernhardt, Sr. 25.60
M. 1,. Marsh 10.(4)
W. E. Benfield 5.00
Ritchie Hardware Store 10.00
Miss Cottrell Sherrill 5.6(1
Sirs. R. S. Young 25.00
C. D. McDonald .... 5.0 b
Mrs. R. A. Sloop : Sam)
F. R. Shepherd 5.0(j
Mrs. Z. M. Moore SJJO
Ed. S. Ervin 5.00
Miss Pearl Cochran 2.00
Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Cook 10.00
Mrs. Jno. A. Cline 5.00
A. S. Webb _. 5.09
Dr. W. C. Houston 10.00
W. R. Odell 10100
Dr. J. C. Rowan 5,09
W. J. Glass & Son 5.00
A. B. Pounds 35,00
Jus. L. Brown SAX)
J. L. Cannon 5.00
Ernest Porter 5.00
Mrs. Mary Fetzer 5.00
P. B. Fetzer • 5.00
Miss Elizabeth Smith 5.00
C. L. Smith 5.00
Mrs. D. B. Porter 5.00
Mm. Mattie Lee Cannon 5.00
Totffl Concord $798?f6
J. J. Barnhardt. $25.00
E. Sauvain 10.00
E. J. Sharp :. 10.00
T. T. Smith 5.00
J. X. Pharr 5.00
E. G. Copses 5.00
Mary Ella Hall 25.00
M. B. Foil 2.00
Alex Caton 1 2.00
Fred Powell 1.00
G. E. Kesler 1.00
Mrs. D. B. Castor 2.50
H. A. Scott 10.00
M of Christ jgjg
Total Kannapolis $113.50
Mt. Pleasant Contributions
Previously acknowledged $ 26.26
By Cash 66.84
Total Mt. Pleasant $93.10
Grand Total SIOOS.:iG
P. AND N. EXTENSION"
Coming of Interurban Line to That
City Would Mean Much To Its
Lexington, April 26.—Lexington
has not "been slow fil let the Interstate
Commerce commission know that it is
solidly on the side of the ’Piedmont
and Northern in its plan to extend
its line from Charlotte to Winston-
Salem byway of this city. Secretary
Q. M. Starkey has telegraphed Com
missioners Eastman, Woodlock and
Meyer • that he has conferred with
representatives of other cities between
Charlotte and Winston-Salem and
finds that sentiment abounds in all
of these places that the extension of
the P. and N. is important to the
future development of the section.
Not only would the extension of
the road add great impetus to the
present development of this section,
Mr. Sturke.v urged in his message to
the commissioners, but he points out
that failure of the commission to grant
the company permission to go ahead
with its plans would be an actual det
errent to development now in pros
pect. He has learned, it is stated,
that a number of industrial enterprises
are in process of formation on the
basis of the prospect that the road
will come into this section and greatly
increase the number of industrial sites
nnd at the same time aid in the mutter
of rapid transportation.
WILL ROGERS IS
FOR VIC DONAHEY
Soys Ohio Governor Will Be Choice
of Democrats For President.
High Point, April 26.—Wi1l ling
ers, cowboy humorist, came to High
Point today and made a new com
ment on the political situation. He
predicted that neither A1 Smith oor
William Gibbs McAdoo will win the
nomnation for President, but that
Governor Vic Deuahey, of Ohio, will
be the Democratic choice.
The famous peddler of political
dope remarked that Governor Doua
hey has all the good qualities of
Smith with none of the objections.
McAdoo has played out, und will
never be able to “round up” surfi
ctent following to make his candi
dacy a sure thing, stated Mr.
Rogers. Smith, too. has become un
popular on account of his stiiiul on
prohibition nnd his Catholic affilia
tion. he continued. Donnhey has been
mentioned by numerous papers m
the Mid-West as Presidential tim
ber, and has gained n large following
in that section, he said.
No Improvement In Dr. Battle's Con
Raleigh, April 27.—(A 3 )—The con
dition of Dr. S. Westray Battle, of
Asheville, veteran medical man and
widely known over the state, remains
unimproved today, attendants nt a
local hospital reported. He is suf
fering from a stroke of paralysis.
VIENNA GIVES MOTHERS
BABY LINEN SUPPLIES
(By International News Service)
Vienna. April 27.—Henceforth
the municipality is to supply all
mothers of newly born babes with
a parcel of baby linen, including a
number of little jackets, chemises,
towels, soap, powder and every
thing necessary for the treatment
<if n new citizen of the world.
t'Ol_\ NEGRI MAKING
PLANS FOR WEDDING
jShe ami Russian Prince Will Wed
as Soon as Legal Tangles Can
j Be Straightened.
j Paris, April 2(5.—P01a Negri the
j motion picture Hctross, and her
| prince, the Russian nobleman Serge
Mjdivani. e'ated tonight by their
warm reception here by the prince’s
brother. Alex, planned to drive to-i
I morrow to the Chauteau de Reuil at
I Serainconrt near Paris to prepare
for their wedding their next month.
1 It now apiiears that the “single
shadow” hovering over the marriage
I which Miss Negri spoke of when she
i arrived at Cherbourg today on the
-Vqiiitnnia—the opposition of the
prince’s family to the marriage—was
I all a “fake.” as the star and htv en
tourage put it.
j Serge's brother Alex. when lie
lushed tip and kissed both of them
|at the station here, declared that
i "Papa" Mdivani wanted to come in
the worst way but was deterred bv
la cold. '
“It's not anything serious I
hope?" queried Pola with daughter
in-law like anxiety.
"Oh. dear. no. He's all right and
tomorrow will go to the chateau
with us.” Alex replied.
Miss Negri said that her marriage
to the prince would take place some
time between May 5 and May 15.
the precise date depending upon how
much time was needed to conform
with all the French regulations,
which are most cumbersome for
those who have been divorced.
THE COTTON MARKET
Opened Firm at an Advance of 7 to
1# Points. July Selling Up to 15:30
New York. April 27.—(A 3 )—The ent
tou market opened firm today at an
advance of 7 to 1!) points in response
to unexpectedly firm Liverpool cables.
The decline yesterday seemed to have
strengthened its technical position to
some extent, nnd there was covering
and fresh buying at the opening, pro
moted by continued anxiety over the
Mississippi Valley situation.
’ July sold up to 15.30 and December
to 15.66 but these prices awraeted .re
newed realizing anil southern selling,
and the market eased off a few points
from the best during the first hour.
Private cables attributed the firm
ness in Liverpool to realization of
the seriousness of the floods in the
Trading was quiet, at midday, with
July setting at 15.18, or 6 points net
higher, while May at 14.94, showed
net advance of 12 points.
C„tton futures opened firm: May
15.00: July 15.30 j Oet. 15:50; Dec.
15.66; Jan. 15.67.
WALTER BOOTHE FEELS
THE GRIP OF DEATH
Pneumonia Stalking Youth Who Has
Fought for Six Days Against Suf
Roanoke. Vn., April 27. —WP)—Wal-
ter Boothe’s lease on life is short.
Even the IS year old Botetourt county
farmer himself now seems to realize
“I'll have to leave you soon,” he
told his parents today, as he neared
the end of the sixth full day that the
precious breath of life has been
pumped into his tired lungs toy alter
nating pairs of friends. "The Ixird
has called me, and I'll have to go."
The grim apparition of pneumonia
stalked the youth today. He com
plains of a sensation in the thront
and lungs that indicated to attending
physicians that hypostatic pneumonia
would soon end the battle the youth
has waged with death since his lungs
collapsed last Thursday.
State Supreme Court in Session.
Raleigh, April 27.—(A 3 )—Supreme
Court continued hearing appeals to
day. The question of the distance
of liquor from one's premises before
the owner may be convicted of violat
ing the prohibition law was presented
in one appeal in which Lester Mull,
of Gaston County, contends that 35
pints found within 250 yards of his
filling station, was closer to another
man's premises than his, and that er
ror was made in the two years county
road sentence against him.
Call For Purging Os Registration
Charlotte, April 26.—Members of
(he local League of Women Voters
today suggested purging of the reg
istration .books here iu order that
names of "lead persons, those who
have moved away, those -who have
moved into other parts of the city,
be stricken from the lists of the six
teen boxes in the city. This action
came nfter an election held here yes
Two Negroes Escape.
Raleigh. April 27.—(A 3)—Superin
tendent. l’ou at the state prison today
reported that two negroes escaped last
night from the Liberty Hill work farm
near Greendboro. Frank Johnson of
Wilson County, serving 9 to 12 months
for lareny, whose time would have
axpried in July, and Cleo Gastello
from Edgecombe County, serving 3 to
6 years for assault with a deadly
weapon, who would have been dis
charged in June, escaped.
A decoction of boiled crickets is
used by tbe Chinese as a blood-puri
(By the Associated Press)
To protect New Orleans from the
mighty flood rolling down the Mississ
ippi a long break in the levee south
of the city has been ordered at noon
National Guard has been
mobilized for any emergency, nnd sol
diers now stand guard over long
stretches of the levee.
Many cropers and other residents
of the two parishes to be flooded
maintain their armed watch where
the break is to be made, demanding
guarantees against loss before quitting
A general exodus of the residents
of the two parishes has begun with
the roads to New Orleans crowded
with automobiles and wagons piled
high with household goods and other
With the crest of the flood approach
ing. inundated Arkansas City and ad
ditional towns in that state and Miss
issippi are in danger.
Complete flooding of southeast. Ar-
INDIANA DEMOCRATS ASK
CONVENTION AND CANDIDATE
Fear National Conclave at Capital
Next Year .Might. Hurt Woolen.
(By International News Service)
Indianapolis. Ind., April 27.- —Demo-
crats of Indiana, the politically doubt
ful state, are in a .doubtful state them
selves these days. For they are em
bnrassed by two lintionnl ambitions that
threaten to cross each other.
These aspirations are to hold the
1928 national convention in Indian
apolis and to induce that gathering
to nominate Evans Woolen, president
of the largest bank iu the Hoosier
capital, for the presidency.
Backers of Woolen are fearful about
pushing the boom nationally because,
since the tumultous demonstratidtns for
A1 Smith at the 1924 convention in
New Y'ork, party leaders are shying
away from the national gathering in
the home city of a candidate.
Former United States Senator
Thomas Taggart, wily member of the
"big three" that rules the party, is
behind both the Woolen and the con
vention movements and is having his
hands full. Taggart first must stage
a come-back in politics in his own
state, for he has suffered a few or
ganization reverses during recent
Wooolen, a Harvard graduate, has
a national reputation as an economist,
but lias had little political experience
other than an unsuccessful race against
Senutor Arthur R. Robinson last No
vember. t .
Oppohcilts of Wool trii -ttr Trattann
say that Taggart is only playing the
old favorite-son brand of politics with
the hope of trailing during the con
vention for. political prestige.
However, friends of the former sen
ator point out that he could have ob
tained the presidential nomination for
the late Senator Samuel M. Ralston
nt the 1924 convention, had Senator
Ralston not declined to accept the
honor because of ill health.
Charles A. Greathouse, member of
the national committee from Indiana,
has predicted that the national gath
ering will be held in a city of the
middle west. He said he believed that
the only cities that will have a chance
will be Indianapolis, Chicago,..Clcvc
land, St. Louis or Denver.
Hoosier political observers predict a
scries of vital conferences of national
chieftains will be entertained at
French Lick by Taggart during the
next few months.
Two Boys Perish When Home Burns.
Danville. Vn.. April 26. —News re
ceived from Franklin county today
told of the denth otf Isaac Rakes, 13,
and John Rakes, aged nine, sons of
Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Rakes, who were
burned to death in a fire which con
sumed their home near Henry last
night. Another child was so seri
ously burned that little hope is enter
tained for it a a Roanoke hospital,
the reiiort said.
How the fire started is a mystery.
The mother nnd father were aroused
by the rackle of flame and barely
esaped with their lives. Once outside
the building they found none of the
children. One was staggering to the
door and was rescued but the sweep
of the Iblaze prevented the 'parents
from re-entering the structure, which
was completely destroyed.
Episcopal Women Hear Y'irginia
Salisbury, April 26.—Rev. Arthur
C. A. Thompson, bishop coatjutor of
the Diocese of Southern Virginia,
was the principal speaker at the
first eviniug session of the minimal
convention of the Woman's Auxili
ary of the Episcopal Diocese of
North Carolina, which opened here
today. Dr. Thompson also conducted
the quiet hour this afternoon. The
convention continues through Thurs
day. A' visit to Christ's Church.
Cleveland, will be made by the dele
gates tomorrow afternoon. The first
business session will be held Wed
lifsday morning, presided over by the
president. Mrs. W- W. Way, of Ra
leigh. ( f"
City Tax Notice
All property on which 1926 Taxes
have not been paid will be advertised
and sold after May Ist, 1927. Also
all 1917 street asessments that expired
December let, 1926, on the fallowing
streets: South Union, East Corbin,
North Church, Franklin Avenue,
North and South Spring, Buffalo, Mc-
Gill and North Kerr.
CHAB. N. FIELD,
City Tax Collector.
A Glance \
kansius iR threjMlC’C
of the South <fl" the Ar
kansas River v ..-fmo Blu^fi
The great ab. ,w#fJiomeless now es
timated at move than 150.000 is
hourly increasing as the floodwaters
move across Arkansas and northern
To rescue the marooned the Red
Cross has requisitioned 100 small
craft from the coast guard.
Additional seaplanes for use oyer
the 10.000 square miles of inutulJted
territory in seeking out the isoHted
refugees have been called for b*the
organized relief forces.
Health officers from the seven states
hit by the Hood confer here today
with Red Cross officials to coordinate
medical and sanitary efforts, state
Secretary Hoover today completes
an inspection trip down the Mississippi
and will return to Memphis to arrange
with Red Cross officials there a more
extensive plan of relief, rescue and
SPAN OF LIFE IS NOW
ON THE INCREASE
Boy Baby Now Has Chance to Live
11 Years Longer Than His Fattier.
New York. April 27.—The boy
baby born in the United States to
day has a reasonable expectation of
eleven years longer life than his'
This statement, based upon statis
tics gathered in Massachusetts, which
has complete death registration
records for thirty-seven years back,
was made by Dr. (Jeorge T. Palmer
of the American Child Health As
sociation. in charge of the program
plan for the annual meeting of the
Association to be held in Washing
ton May !) to 11.
“The theme of this year's meeting
in the words of Herbert Hoover, our
president," said Dr. Palmer, “is, ‘to
evaluate gains made, to take stock of
resources and to delineate the course
“One of the distinct gains is in
this matter of life exiiectation. The
decline in the death rate during the
thirty-year period from IS! 10 to 1020.
due to the prevention of disease has
resulted in the securing of longer
ami happier lives for the average
"The chief saving has been in the
earlier years of life. The baby death
rate is less than one-half its former
figure. The seven-year-old school
child, during the thirty years, has
added five, years to his span of life.
The young man of twenty-two • has
had three additional years alloted to
.biut.. ... - , . ;
“At sixty. ■ however, the outlook Is
still the same. A man or woman of
sixty has no greater expection of
life duration now than lie had in
"Tho meeting of the American
Child health Association will par
ticlaruly stress the necessity for
finding improved methods of market
ing health facts—that is, of trans
porting the knowledge about pro
longing life from the producer in the
laboratory to the producer in the
home. There will be reports from
states on what is being done by the
Child Hygiene Divisions of the
Health • Departments. Secretary-
Hoover will preside at the meeting
an<J will make the opening address."
With Our Advertisers.
The 3. C. Penney Co. is again of
fering features in dresses. The sizes
are for women, misses and junior miss
es and the colors include rose tans,
blues, greens, navies, blacks and
whites. Priced now at SO.OO.
Every dollar invested in the Citi
zens Building and Loan Asociation is
a step toward home ownership. New
series in this association now open.
"The Bride Breezes In." a play, will
be presented at the Winecoff High
School Friday night at 8 o'clock.
The Standard Buiek Co. has a num
ber of used ears for sale or exchange.
See list in new ad. today.
Johnny Hines is being starred at
the Concord Theatre today in “All
Board.” Tomorrow Jetto Goudal in
The Alemite lubrication and car
washing system used by the Auto Sup
ply and Repair Co. is fine. They al
so handle Dodge Brothel's and Stude
baker cars, and Graham trucks.
Wrenn, the Kannapolis cleaner,
does especially fine work on curtains
and such materials.
Appropriate gifts for Mother’s Day
and for graduation are in stock at
Cline's Pharmacy. Also Johnston's
and Elmer's candies.
Have you thought about your will?
This is an important task. The Citi
zens Bank and Trust Company has
an expert who will gladly assist you.
Smart sport suits at. sls at the
Gray Shop. Sport coats a $8 and
millinery at prices lower than the us
ual. Street drosses are being sold for
$15.60 and smart coats for $lB. Rend
new ad. today for further particulars.
Remember May the Bth is Mother’s
Day. Send her candy. See ad. of the
Gibson Drug Co.
Missionaries Are Safe.
New York, N. Y„ April 27- —Alt
missionaries of the Lutheran Free
Church stationed in four provinces
in China have fled to Tising-Tae,
Shantung, where they have taken
refuge at the sister station of. the
United Lutheran Church in Amer
ica mission, according to the News
Bureau of the National Lutheran
It is further reported that the
Board of Foreign Missions of the
United Lutheran Church in America
has notified its missionaries in all
sections of Japan to hold themselves
in readiness to assist missionaries in
distress who fine to that country
from China. More than 330 mission
aries and foreign workers of at! de
nominations have now taken mugc
in Tsing-Tao, the Lutherans report.
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AT MURDER TRIMi
In It Defendant With Nfcjg|j
Ruth Snyder Says Wgdß
an “Hounded” Him w
to Get Help in Her
HE PURCHASED 1 I
Did Not Think He Wouifl
Carry Out Plan, fgPJH
in Daze at Slaying.
New York. April 27.— </&
Judd Gray agreed to kill Albert Sbt#* J
tier because Mrs. Snyder ‘houfdJCd ’
me and got me in a whirl wtU'wl
love making," Gray asserted (k jßfcH
confession read in court today: l Th» j
confession related how Gray met JnSEI
Snyder and stated slip told him of’Mt&ijf %
a dozen attempts she had made On
He told her he thought she wags
"terrible" the confession continued, '
"hut she played me pretty hard.”' amt |
he finally agreed to help her. IwO
Gray got the wire, chloroform :nnA|
sasli weight with which Albert; MM
der was killed, at her orders, he VgMkfj
but, never really thought he wmifap
through with the scheme tin til
found himself actually striking
Gray’s confession said he was in g?
daze throughout and his descripts«|Bß
himself was that of a man in <it
notie trance, unable to withstaWPaßl
commands of the hypnotist. - 'rt 'JI
He asserted Mrs. Snyder dicecM>j|i
him in every action, and wh<%
Husband seized him after the
blow, she seized the sash weight iufjfl
heat the stunned man unconseS»uhgl|||
The confession then told of
itig the blood stained shirt and goWHt; 1
to turning the house topsy-turvy
simulate a burglary, and of his rct»MjK'?J
ing to Syracuse, after binding Mrs,-i
Snyder. Gray said lie had decided liffll
to go through with their plans, attjf|
was leaving when the Snyders return- 5
ed frbm a party, and he had to run ; J
back to tin- unoccupied bedroom wliefwfl
he was hiding.
Once Mrs. Snyder came to hint audjj
said her husband was asleep and “™§9
time has come.' He said^he. was.possjl
crless disobey her.
The confession then related how hgj'
had established an alibi by gettipgfl
Haddon Gray, a Syracuse friend, to|
occupy his hotel room. whHe he wt|)§
away. He exonerated Haddon
who is not related to him, of any i
knowledge of the real purpose Joel
which the alibi was intended.
Gray said in his confession
Mrs. Snyder not only took the wt«h
weight and beat her husband, but il- >
so it was she who administered
in Mrs. Snyder's confession, read j
to the jury yesterday, it was
that all blows were struck by’ GrfiPS
and that lie soaked the pillows witStj
chloroform and pushed Snyder's st<?j||
Hundred Temporary Places to fit j
Filled; 750 Applications for Thejl^H
Raleigh, April 26.—The
pertinent of revenue, with a
temporary jobs to fill, has
mutely 750 applications on
more coming in by each mail, ..m
made each spring to handle the
incident to the distribution of 4(K).(bK
automobile license plates.
ers are being put on now fbr-’Mba
that will run to around
Young women, including
teachers, are hired and draw jnßjj
Stitt) to $125 tlte month. Each 'fMH
finds the department overrun with WM
plications for the temporary* jpg
be filled but the list has now reAclwts
u new high record, and the stedSfe
flow of mail promises to hooAV nßj
grand total of applicants even mbw|J
There is never any labor shortage aH
bother the State government.
Will Beautify Highway.
Tribune Bureau; Ji
Raleigh. April the tjteg
servance «f American Forest Wm
into practical channels, the citizeiUCTM
Franklin arc planning to begin the|
beautification of highway No. 286 s)■
tween that town and the Georgia line;;
with white pines for the entire mSB
tanee of fourteen miles. jfSjM
'Exercises to mark the beginning
the program have been planned foy|
Friday, and officials of the
of Conservation and Developmejt£d|ijHl
been invited t<> lake part. District.
Forester It. <!. Wheaton of AshctMH
has been selected for this purpmjß
Director Wade H. Phillips and fjjttfH
Forcstor J. S. Holmes, yvho were itjsl
vited, will the unable to attend bccjjpHß
of previous engagements.
Weimar Jones, secretary of uflH
Franklin chamber of
written that the program i*f mB
planting is being \mdertaken to IgnW
mote the practice and nppredi|H|
of forestry and to beautify thexil
mile drive through Macon ColuilHH
Partly cloudy tonight jj
day • * ,, 4* > Jll 2M