Rescue Os 50,000 Men,
Women and Children Is
Problem For Louisiana
Refugees Trapped by Re
peated Breaks in Levees
on Mississippi River Are
Threatened by Floods.
PLANES AND SHIPS
IN RESCUE WORK
Every Kind of Ship Being
F Used to Get the Trapped
People While Airmen
New Orleans, May 5. —OP)—The
rescue of 50,000 men, women and chil
dren. thousands of them cornered by
repeated breaks in the Mississippi
levees during the last four days, be
came the immediate problem today of
the grant relief machine of Louisiana.
Crhft of almost every type from the
lumbering river steamer to the flat
boat propelled by nn outboard motor
were covering upon wide stretches of
• northeast Louisiana, moving the home
less to the safety of coneertation
camps in many sections of the state, j
and in nearby Mississippi towns.
Directing the rescue work from the'
air were many swift seaplanes of the
navy, which roared over the more iso-|
Inted inland places to locate refugees
clinging to roof tops, trees and the j
toiw of hills projecting above the
swirling flood waters.
Plnying a prominent part were life
savers from the lighthouse department,'
men who have fought the mountainous
waves of the Atlantic, the Gulf and;
the Great Lakes for years, to find a
new and strange enemy in the roaring
waters of a mighty river in the throes,
of its greatest flood force in history, j
As the rescue goes forward many
heart rending scenes are enacted.
Tiny children literally dazed by a ca
tastrophe in their lives cling piteoukly
to their mothers who fight back their,
own fears and anxiety to allay those
of their offspring.
Strong men struggle along under
the weight of treasured household pos- j
sessions, exiled from home and fields'
where their life labors have been ex
pended, and where their long years
of effort, are being wiped out by the,
flood, j , 1
Occasionally os the caravans moved j
(Jowly to tW highland, grouped 'ne- j
groes began to .chant their favorite
-hymns, their spirit undannted by even
the worst of the many floods they
With the inn rebel's go horses, mules,
cattle, pigs and many varities of dogs.
’ Hut not all the livestock will be saved.
Many head will be caught in the flood
As the fight for life proceeds to the
northward, other battles go forward
over wide fronts to the south and West.
At the bottom of the funnel shaped
flooded area engineers and laborers
pit their wits and brawn agßinst the
great mass of water bearing down
from the north in the effort to divert
it back into the Mississippi and so
save the rich sugar cane belt in the
south-central part of the state.
* Northwestward at Monroe and West
Monroe in Ouachita parish another
small army labors ngainst a front
and flanking foe—the swelling Ouach
ita itself and backwaters coming down
from Arkansas to flow! a swamp be
hind the towns.
Along other fronts breastworks are
being hnstHy erected in the effort to
save this little community or that, or
the standing levees are being strength
ened and topped against a flood now
present or yet to come as the crest
moves slowly down the river to the
TEACH THEM TO SAVE
No lesson the child can learn ia
more important than that. If a boy
or girl will learn early to save the
nicklea and dimes, they will form
thrift habits of great value.
Later'on the'five and ten dollar
savings will come just as easily.
Due to the never-falling power of
compound thrift and compound earn
ings, these youngsters will grow up
to positions of wealth and independ
&tart Tl&in Now With a Few
Shares. New Series Now Open
Citizens Building and Loan
• Oft* ia Cttfamg Barit.
The Concord Daily Tribune
r death iiovers at
DOOR AND BOOTHE
18 MI C H WEAKER
Roanoke, May s.— OP) —With
death hovering at his door, Walter
L. Boothe, young farmer, hangs
on while his friends take turns at
giving him artificial respiration.
Since April 21 the struggle has
ensued, and he is still able to keep
up, although long ago he wa* giv
en up in despair. Iteports from
the hospital are altogether discour
Except for a few hours follow
ing the operation which was un- i
dertaken this week as a last re- j
sort, he has steadily declined. Kv- I
erythlng is ngainst him.
Bart of the flood frtnn the northeast
is now rolling back into the Mississippi
through the old river with the result
thnt the main stream showed a rise
this morning from Angola as far south
as Baton Rouge.
j THE COTTON MARKET
Opened Easy at Decline of 11 to 16
I Points Under Realizing or Liquida
j New York, May 5. — OP) —The cot
ton market opened easy today at n
) decline of 11 to 1(1 points under renl
, izing or liquidation, and selling for
‘ n reaction promoted by the relatively
firm showing of Liverpool. «
July contracts sold off to 15.70 and
December to lfl.lß, reactions of about
28 points from the high prices of yes
. terday, but this decline seemed to
j bring fresh buying or covering and the
market soon steadied up. The rally
extended to 15.04 for July nud 10.43
for December during the forenoon, net
ndvances of 8 to 10 points, but the
. volume of business tapered off some
what, ruling around 15.88 for July
' with active months showing reactions
, of 5 or 8 points from the best under
i realizing at midday.
Cotton futures opened easy. May
15.54; July 15.72; Ortboer 10.01;
December 10.18; January 10.22.
j THT STOCK MARKET
General Advances hi Market. Gains of
1 to 3 Point* Being Scattered
Throughout the List.
New York May s.—(A*
tors for the advance taking advantage
of an overcrowded short interest in
many issues, continued to mark np
prices In today's stock market. Stren
uous resistence developed in some ie
| sues, but this failed to halt the gener
al advance, gains of 1 to 3 points be
ing scattered throughout the list. The
closing was firm. Total saleß approx
imated 2,1000,000 shares.
Albemarle-Norwood Highway is Clos
Albemarle, May s.—The work of
oiling the Albemnrle-Xorwood high
way has been started- All traffic
from Albemnrle to Norwood must go
east out of this city on Route 74 un
til this work is completed. A new
county highway enters No. 74 about
six miles out of the city which is
now being used to Norwopd.
The State Highway Commission
now has its force at work resurfac
ing and placing the road in readi
ness for a coating of oil and gravel.
Money tvas loaned to the commis
sion several months back, and the
road was In fine condition for the
However, it is mighty plensing to
learn that one may soon travel be
tween Albemnrle and Norwood with
out (lust interference.
THE STOCK MARKET
Reported by Fenner A Beane
(Quotations at 1:30 P. M.)
Atchison , 183%
American Tobacco B. 130
American Smelting 149%
American Locomotive llO%
Atlantic Coast Line lBl
Allied Chemical j. 140
American Tel. and Tel. 106%
American Can „ 48%
Allis Chalmers 107%
Baldwin Locontofiive 192
Baltimore & Ohio - 120%
Bethlehem Steel 52
Chesapeake & Ohio 171
DuPont * 246%
Dodge Bros. i 19%
Erie .2 55%
General Motors ; 197%
General Electric 99%
Great Northern 98%
Gold Dust —53%
Hudson „ ,i-_ 77%
Int. Tel, __ „ 136
Kenneeott Copper 65
Liggett ft Myers B 100%
Mack Truck 115%
Norfolk ft Western y 176%
New York Central 140
Pan American Pet. B. 57%
Rock Island ’ 100
R. J. Reynolds 123%
Stand. Oil of N. J 30
Southern Railway . 125%
Sfudebaker «... 54
Texas Co. 40%
Tobacco Products .... 98%
U. 8. Steel 168
U. 8, Steel, New ... 120%
Westing bouse ... 75
Western Md. 87
Chrysler .—... 44%
010 SHORT REPLY
111 NR TO NEW
British Made Protest to
Letter Made Public Re
cently in Which Mellon
Discussed War- Debts.
5 MELLON ISSUES
■ls Not Official, However,
j and Sec. Kellogg Holds
I That Note Does Not Re
| quire Formal Answer.
1 Washington, May s.— OP) —Great
j Britain has sought an official restete
j ment from the Washington govern
ment arising from Secretary Mellon's
letter to President Hibben, of Prince
ton University. regarding the British
war debt.'but Secretary Kellogg in a
two-paragraph note has replied that
the discussion was purely domestic,
and no desire for diplomatic ex
changes is entertained.
To the opinion expressed in the
British note, however, that Mr- Mel
lon's letter was in some instances in
accurate. and that some declaration
appeared advisable “to remove the un
fortunate impre«sion that lias been
created,” the American Treasury Sec
retary countered with a lengthy state
ment devoted to defense of his letter
to Dr. Hibben, and reiteration that
cancellation of war debts would place
an unjust burden upon the American
Reason for Note Given.
London, May 6. — (A P) —a responsi
ble Downing Street official told the
Associated Press today that Great
Britain’s'war debts note to the T’nited
Stntes was aimed primarily at her
continental debtors and was designed
to remove "false impressions” created
on the continent by Secretary of the
Treasury Mellon's letter to President
Hibben, of Princeton University.
The British government, the official
said, had no criticism to make of the
brief reply to the note issued by the
American secretary of state.
Charlotte Girl to Be Crowned May
Durham. May 4.—May Day cxer
"•**** to-be.-heldcSnttminy Vfcitie
Uni versify will feature flic nihhimT
alumnae home-coming day program,
'and several hundred women grad
uates will witness the crowning of
Miss Sadie La wing, of Charlotte, as
Queen of May. Duke official* arc
P'eparing also so accommodate sev
eral thousand other persons on the
bpautiful lawn of East Duke build
Attending the queen will be the
following young women: Misses
Sara Kate Ormond. Kings Moun
tain ; 'Elizabeth Churchill, Kinston;
Elizabeth Parker. Gastonia: Emily
Jones. Durham; Lois Gussy, Ox
ford: Mattie Wilson. Mt. Olive;
Alice R Cross, Marion; Lillian
Zachary, Coolemee; Ruth Daily.
Durham; Doris Christie, Norfolk;
Mary Kestler, Davidson; Mildred
Lee, Monroe. Heralds will be Miss
Mary Pritchard. Elizabeth City, and
Martha Gibson, Lnurinburg.
Earl Carroll Gaining Strength Very
Greenville, S. C„ May 4.—-Earl
Carroll, New York, theatrical produc
er, is still decidedly weak and is
gaining strength very slowly, it was
said at the hospital her today where
he has been ill several days following
vhis removal from a train bearing him
to the Atlanta penitentiary.
Meyer Will Head Farm Board.
Washington, May s.—OP)—Appoint
ment of Eugene Meyer, chnirrann of
war finance corporation, ns head of the
Farm I.onn Board, and acceptance of
the resignation of Robert A. Cooper
and Edward E. Jones as members of
the board, has been decided upon by
Tries Trans-Atlantic Flight.
Dakar, West Africa, May s.—C4>)
Captain Saint-Roman, French aviator,
left St. Louis, Senegal, at 8.30 o'clock
this morning in nn attempt to fly
across the Atlantic in a non-stop
voyage to Pernambco, Brazil, a dis
tance of about 1.875.
Previously acknowledged .. .$1,862.20
Mrs. J. F. Cannon . v 20.00
A. H. White 5.00
Mrs. O. G. Covington 1.00
Poplar Tent Cliurch ‘.20
Mrs. John E. Whitesides ... 10.00
Mrs. E. T. Cannon 2000
Fros. F. T. Logan 2.00
Logan School 5.00
Calvary Lutheran Ladies Aid . 5.00
Julius Fisher 5.00
Mrs. Julius Fisher 5.00
Total Concord >.51,940.40
Previously acknowledge $512.15
Mt. Pleasant Contributions.
Previously acknowledged __ $102.00
Jackson Training School.
Previously acknowledged .... $50.00
Junior Red Cross at City Schools.
Previously acknowledged -—-SIOO.OO
Grand Total .^52,722.55
North Carolina’s Ifsding Small City Daily
CONCORD, N. C.fEHURSDAY, MAY 5, 1927
The publisher of The §K>ticord Daily Tribune takes
pleasure ih announcing he will add to your already
alert and progressive paper a distinct and striking Colored
Comic Section of four sidesplitting comic pages, includ
ing the famous Slim Jim smd the GraSvflle Force.
Imagine four real live tfp-t'o-fhe-minute comic pages of
clean, wholesome and invigorating humor—for both
young and old alike 1 M
1 The Four-Page C'doredfComic Supplements will be
gin with our issue of May 7th and will he a regular fea
ture thereafter every Saturday. In four colors. ‘
Tell your friends about $1 is new and wonderfully en
tertaining feature; help usjjut The Tribune in a few hun
dred more homes. Rem#nber the Four-Page Colored ,
, Comic Appears only in Tht Tribune.
Watch for First ComicJh ext. Saturday.
.., .j .
IN ROADS INTO THE I
LOCAL TRAIN TRAVEL
Coast Line Makes Application to Dis
continue Two Train*.
Sir Walter Hotel.
Raleigh. May s—The inroads
which the automobile anq the motor
bun havC been making into local
train travel is reflected again ip the
application of the Atlantic t oasr
Line railroad for permission to dis
continue passenger train* 24 and 25,
operating daily between Elrod, ’ N,
C„ and Conway, S. G., filed with:
the State Corporation Commission,
According to the statement filed
with the commission, these train* at
present are earning only 34 cenjs
per train mile, while the average
operating cost i* $1.25 per train
mile, thus showing an operating lacs
of 01 cents per train mile. Figuring
another way. the application states
that the total receipt* from these
trains is but $1,488.03 a month,
while the operating expense is givgn
ns $5,325 a month.
Attention is also called to tße
fact that there is a bn* line operat
ing between Marion. 8. C., and Con
way,. which i* a shorter distance
than the rail route to Conway
through Chadbourn,. although no
actual mention is made of bus com
petition ns n reason for discontinu
ing the train*.
If these two trains nre t removed,
only one daily pas*eager train each
way will be left operating on this
NEGRO BURNED BY
MOB IN ARKANSAS
Police Powerless as Alleged Itrate
Pays For Attack W.itli Life- t,
Little Bock, Ark., May 4, — ftg
; biUje-of-n negro -wbojisil boon hang-'.
ed and riddled with liiillets for ap at
tack iiijoii a white woman early to
day. tonight was dragged behind an
automobile through the main street
of the city and then saturated with
gasoline nnd burned at. one of the
prineipnl business corners in the
negro emotion while thousand looked
As the flames leaped high into the
air the firing of guns mingled with
the cries of women and children
fleeing from the scene.
Negroes scattered as the mob
dragged the body to the corner mid
made a huge bonfire of it.
Police, many time* outnumbered
and power’ess to act. directed traffic
which congested the streets for
blocks around the scene.
With Our Advertisers.
The Gray Shop is offering some
wonderful value* in dresses for Fri
day and Saturday at only $9.75 in
juniors, misses nnd women’s sizes.
Special offering of millinery too at
$2.85 and $3.85. See ad.
Beautiful sterling silver vases nnd
baskets at the Starnes-Miller-Pnrker
Co., from $5.50 to $lO. Candle hold
ers $8 to sl2. Seh window.
The 25th anniversary of the J. C.
Penny Co. is being made a great mil
linery event. Wonderful hat* at only
SI.OB. Wash silk frocks at $9.90,
ideal for summer wear. See big ad.
The Jim Blaekwelder property be
tween Kannapolis and Landis will be
sold at auction Saturday, May 7, at 2
p. m. See ad.
The month of April was the larg
est month’s business the Reid Motor
Company here has ever enjoyed. They
sold 40 cars, two trucks and two
tractor*. Drive in and see the woifc
derful difference in today's Ford mod
els and the old ones.
Teach the boy nnd girl to save,
Start them now with a few shares in
the Citizens B. & L. Association. Of
fice in Citizens Bank.
Remember mother next Sunday by
sending her a box of Nunnally's or
Hollingsworth's candy. Sold exclus
ively by Gibson’s.
You will find a lot of Baby Week
specials at the Parks-Belk Co’s. Dress,
es rim from 98 cents to $3.98.
Make your appointment today with
the Boyd W. Cox Studio.
Fresh fish Friday and Saturday at
the Cabarrus Cash Grocery Co. I’hone
SchloßS' Bros, suits at Hoover's will
always please you.
See the list of bargain* in Efird's
basement for Saturday and Monday.
Big specials in aluminum and chi na
ware and scores of other things.
E’mer's chocolates for Mother next
Sunday would make a more appropri
ate gift, (tot ot at Cline's Pharmacy,
Rioting in British India.
_ 'Labore, British India, May 5.—(40
—Rioting broke out again last night
in several parts of the city wlie||
thousands of Mohammedans were re
turning from the funeral pf three of
their religion, who ware killed in a
clash between Sikhs and Moslem*
Ten persons were killed and more
than 30 injured in the disturbance,--
Troops have received orders to fir*
in case of further outbreaks. 1
: ONE BOAT SAVES
' j 785 FROM FLOOD
* Captain and Crew Worked Four Days
And Nights Without Rest in Yazoo
Vicksburg, Miss.. Mn.v s.—Fatigued
from exposure and a battle with flood
f waters for four days and nights, dipt.
* Harris Clifford of the steamboat Vicks
t.burg has landed his second boat load
tjof refugees here.
'I The Vicksburg left here Friday
)| morning, moving up the Yazoo and
wSunflower rivers in response to reports
'ithat hundreds of residents of the low
id lands were marooned and in danger
Jj of drowning.
I Capt. Clifford, who bore a deep flesh
wound in one hand inflicted by an in
y sane negress as she wns forcibly res
[fjcued. said today that.conditions in the
' area were Ibad. At Choctaw Landing
J the Vicksburg loaded 585 persons who
, had fieri from their homes. At On
ward 200 stood in the water waiting
J for rescue, nearly of them women and
children. At Holland's Landing bridge
, where Capt. Clifford rescued 200 ne
. groes on his previous trip, farm an
i imals were standing in three feet of
. water on the bridge.
“They are sending out the women
) and children from Rolling Fork,” Capt.
. Clifford said, “and all of them are
. coming out when their private leyee
breaks—and that won't be long. The
, town Is covered with water already,
I but not so deep as it will be when
i their levee gives way. The water was
“In the Rolling Fork territory
everything is under water. There are
1 no knolls in sight. You can see houses
floating about and hogs and cows
> swimming everywhere. We did not
see any people swimming.
> "In the railroad statiofj at Ritchie
* -When -w». -got- there the nr were- <55
'negroes gathered. They were praying
Sod they kept singing and praying all
the way to Vicksburg.
“We worked day and night waiting
on the hungry and sick refugees we
picked up anil were kept awake get
ting others aboard at all hours.”
W. C. T. 1. OCT TO GET SMITH
Women Beat Him Once. Can Again,
Says Mrs. Boole.
Chicago, May 3.—Democratic wo
men standing together prevented the
nomination of Gov. Smith of New
York as the Democratic choice for
President in 11124, and Democratic
women standing together can prevent
his nomination in 11)28, Mrs. Ellu A.,
Boole, President of the National W. C.
T. IT,, said in a letter to State W. C.
T. IT. Presidents.
In announcing that the W. C. T. I\
has started a campaign to defeat Gov.
Smith if he is a candidate for Presi
dent. a statement issued from national
headquarters at Evanston said that
"The W. C. T. IT. will work to educate
the people of the country that Al
Himtii is a wet and always will be.”
The campaign will be pressed particu
larly in the South, snid the statement,
“where the women nre mainly dry and
Dentil Removes Victim of Sordid
Greensboro, May 4.—ln the death
of Tom J. Muse, at Hope Mills to
day, death has removed perhaps the
chief victim of the sordid tragedy
which occurred here two months
ago when Mrs. Bennon Mpse disnp
peared from her White Oak home for
five days and returned with a elain
that, she had been abducted by Jet*-
. Wilson, a neighbor, and had been
subjected to various indignities be
fore she finally stumbled home to
fall in a state of collapse across the
After she had told her story, a
preliminary hearing of the abduction
charge against Wilson was had. This
over. Muse, who had been an invalid
at various times, moved to Hope
Mills awaiting the time of superior
court hearing in this city. His Ti
neas rapidly became worse and the
end came today. His friends be
lieves the tragedy through (which he
passed had much to do with his
death. In the magistrate hearing,
the wife said she left home with Wil
son to keep Wilson from making a
scene with her husband but that
once he hnd her away from home he
Started mistreating her forcing her
to spend one night with him in a
tobacco barn and leaving her
abandoned for two nights more at a
place just over in Virginia. She ran
away from this place and finally
reached her home. ,
Ten Chinese Killed.
’ Batavia. Java. May 5. — UP) —Ten
Chinese nre reported to have been
hilled nm] ninny wounded in a clash
with police and soldiers during n
search of houses in Chinese quarter
off Hemarinda on the east coast of
■ j A telegram from Bandjernassin says
police made some arrests and seised
, ! Despite his 77 years Lord BnlfoUr.
the British statesman, still plays a
i superior game of tennis.
CALLS TROOPS TO
(Soldiers Sent to State Pris
j on Farm in Halifax
i County to Put End to
| a Strike.
Want to Work Only 55
Hours Per Week With
Half-Holiday Each Sat
Raleigh. May 5. —( A ’)—Governor
McLean today ordered out national
guard soldiers to quell a strike at the
Halifax County prison farm.
Adj. Gen. Van Metts sent Co. B.
from. Wnrrenton, and Co. M, n ma
chine gun unit, from Wilson, to the
A long distance telephone call from
state prison superintendent George
Ross Pou, who went to the farm yes
terday, brought information that 400
white 'prisoners were striking for a
minimum of 55 hours work a week,
and one-half day holiday on Saturday.
Mr. Pou said the trouble started yes
terday when the prisoners became sur
ly and broke out the windows.
The water supply has been, cut off
and the prisoners have hnd no food
since yesterday evening, Mr. Pou said.
Tenr gas bombs have been ordered
from Richmond, it was learned here.
“Everything in sight has been torn
up,” Mr. Pou told the Associated
Press. "Last night the men who
work like any other men on a farm,
from sun up to sun down, demanded
a 55-hour week. We will never ac
cede to their demand. The men are
locked in the cells and are being
watched by the 170 honor prisoners
who are going about their work as
though nothing had happened. The
men last night tore up all of the
beds, broke out the windows, smashed
the lights, tore up the wash stands,
laid low everything that could be de
stroyed before the guards rushed them
back to the cells. Then we turned
off the water, and they have had no
food since yesterday evening. I came
to the camp yesterday afternoon on
private advice of trouble brewing and
W hoped "so avoiif ’tfoubTeT but *3t
broke out last night. I recommended
to Governor McLean this morning that
two units of national guard be held in
readiness, but the Governor after con
ferring with the Attorney General and
the Adjutant General, decided to send
the troops ito the farm as a precau
Work of Baptist Woman’s Missionary
Louisville, May 4.—C4>)—Personal
visits made by members of the AVom
an's Missionary Union of the South
ern Baptist Church to persons in need
of social and religious ministry, sur
passed all records for personal service
(luring the past year, the report of
that department of work presented to
39th annual convention today revealed.
During the past year 1,850,091 visits
were made by the 52,830 workers in
the 8,375 local societies.
Listed in the service which these
workers accomplished was the distri
bution of 247,30(5 trays of food, 246,-
362 garments, 588,771 pieces of re
ligious literature, 15,502 Biblys, 250,-
548 hours of nursing, and she con
ducting of 660 good-will centers, 245
home makers clubs, 745 mission Sun
day schools. 8,717 cottage prayer meet
ings, 118 cheer-all clubs, 87 boys'
clubs, 100 industrial schools, 3,347
sewing circles, 130 kindergartens, 272
day nurseries, 2,267 dnily vacation
Bible schools and 327 adult classes.
Other phases of the work included
visitation of 1,030 prisoners, work
among negroes and 301 bits of rescue
work among delinquent boys and girls.
Rebel Leader Fatally Shot.
Mexico City, May 5. — (A*) —Former
General Rodolfo Gallegos, described
by the authorities as the only promin
ent rebel leader in the state of Guana
juato, was shot dead by pursuing fed
eral forces at Ixist Organos yesterday.
Duke Checks Stent Out.
Charlotte, May 5. —(A 5 )—Eighty-
one hospitals and orphanages in
North Carolina and South Carolina
today received checks totalling $393,-
583 from the Duke Endowment Fund,
( can"tou score ~
TEN ON THESE?
1— Give the facts of tl>«* mystery
2 Who were the Confederate and
Union governors of Tennessee during
the Civil War?
3 Who was “The Pathfinder”?
4 What city preceded Richmond as
the capital of the Confederate stales?
5 What is the origin of the term,
6 What is the derivation of the
7ln what states is May Sftth Dec
oration' Day, not a recognized holiday
8— In what state is March 2nd In
ft—What was the name of New Jer
10—How did Connecticut acquire
the name, “Nutmeg sthte” ?
(Answers on page seven)
TO J. F. WEST
Winston-Salem. Mn.v 5.— UP)—
During a slight thunderstorm yes
terday .1. F. West, 58 years qldks
was seriously injured wh£D-- T jf?
I of lightning struck
k carrying on his shou, .vert'd’
] it around, striking We-c on cheek
bone and breaking the bone. The
peculiar accident occurred at the
. rear of West’s home in Kerners
ville. The. injured man was
I brought to a local hospital.
1 ’ . ■(
GREAT SMOKY NATIONAL
PARK SOON A REALITY
J Greatest Playground In Eastern Am
i eriea Awaits Final Action.
By PAH. KELLY
) International News Service Special
| i Corresjxtndent.
| Raleigh. May s.—The Great Smoky
■l Mountains National Park, destined to
become the biggest recreation center
of Eastern America, now awaits only
■the purchase of the land in the park
aren and the formal acceptance of the
J immense territory b.v the Secretary of
The first purchase of land in • the
■ park area along the Tennessee-North
| Carolina boundary has been made by
the State of Tennessee. The Great
Smoky Mountains Conservation As
i sociation of Tennessee bought 76,507
■ acres on the Western side of the
• range. i
1 An injunction on the part of a
group of taxpayers, designed to hold '
, up the deal, wns dissolved by the
courts. The transaction was then
completed, thus placing the first of
the park area in position to be handed
over to the Federal Government, which
already has authorized the establish
ment of the gigantic park. ,
However, from a standpoint of of
ficial action by the State government,
the proposal had advanced farther in
i North Carolina. The 1027 General
I Assembly authorized the issuance of
i bonds totalling $2,000,000 to be ex
, [tended, under specified conditions, to-
I wards acquisition of its share of the
• park area.
; The legislature also continued the
; North Carolina Park Commission, es
i tablished at a special session in 1024,
i with authority to carry out the work
> of acquiring the lands and to super
■ vise the proposed expenditure of the i
I bond issue.
, To date there has already been sub
• scribed to the fund iu the two states,
i besides the promised bond issue in
I North Carolina, the sum of $1,066,-
i 603 for purchasing laud and carrying
1 on necessary details of making the
i park ayea available.
I From Tennessee word comeg, that
f there will be a strops, wovemenl in'
I have the legislature authorize it bond
: issue similar to North Carolina's to ;
i carry forward Tennessee's share of the
I Secretary of the Interior Work has (
I informed Governor A. W. Me I yean of ,
■ North Carolina and Governor Austin
Peay of Tennessee, saying that he is
directing the. National Park Service -
’ of his department to make a study
of the lands in the Great Smoky
l Mountains with a view of recommend
ing areas acceptable to the department.
Secretary Work estimated that the
survey should be completed about June ‘
1 of this year. Secretary Work, ac- '
■ companied by Maj. William A. Welch 1
: and Stephen Mather, members of the 1
i National Park Commission, is ex[tect- |
ed to visit the Great Smokies on May •
: 20 and 21.
The park area consits of 704,000 <
aeres. Selection of the Great. Smokies 1
as a proposed park site was made by I
a commission of five ex[ierts selected ’
by the Secretary of the Interior. ’
The Great Smoky Mountain peaks ;
vie with the mighty Rockies in their i
altitude above mean base level.
For floral beauty there is said to be i
no place outside of the topics that 1
present a greater profusion and var
iety, and likewise for the arboreal ,
. growth. It is said that all the forests i
, of Europe have only 85 varieties of |
native rees, while as many ns 127 have ;
1 been counted in the Smokies.
One of the few regions in the IXn- j
ited States where there still abound ;
' huge areas of primeval forests an- |
touched by the axe is the Great ,
Smoky Mountains Park area. The ,
sentiment in protecting these trees for (
the benefit of future generations was (
one of the prime moves in the cam
paign to establish the park.
At the outer edge of the park there
is situated a National Indian Reserva- ,
tion, which contains 2,000 of the once ,
powerful Cherokee tribe. This section (
was the birthplace of Sequoyah, the ,
famous sage of the Cherokee Nation. ]
1 Stanly “Com” is Fine Dish-Water, '
1 Asserts Officer.
Albemarle, May s.—There is one ]
• home in Albemarle where it won't ,
' be any trouble to get some one to, ?
wash the dinner dishes—'cause they '
wash 'em in ol' Stanly corn "likker.”
Patrolman Lee Bnrleyson, of the .
local police force, hnd an inkling
that there was liquor in a certain
home in the western part of the city
Tuesday afternoon so he headed sor 1
the home of a Mr. Barfield.
The offieer knocked at the door
and told Mrs. Bartfield that he was
1 after whisky and wanted to search
■ the place. There was a scramble,
and the lady seemed to be anxious
to get back to “doing the dishes."
' Burley whiffed and sniffed; but
! couldn’t find the liquor. So he wn’k
, ed over to the lady of the house and
found her washing the dinner dishes
» in "old Stanly corn," he states.
The officer stated that several
. empty vessels were found and that
; the woman eta ted she had poured
the whisky in the dishpan and was
. washing her dishes in it, thinking
the offieer would not search around
it an long as ehe was washing dishes.
Our idea of a real Scotchman, la a
man that makes his aerial oat ofr a
barbed wire so the birds cant sit
•'. VV' ' .VC'-,.'.'- r '.' * ‘ - \
TODAY’S NIPjFS TODAw
- - «*
Governor Martineau JjMJ
dered Troops on 1
Through Fear of R£S J
NEGRO’S BODY .
| Was Charged With Atilijl |
! ing Mother and Dafij j
ter as They Rode A|H| 1
Road Near City. 1
Little Rock. Ark., May 5.—-CKmH
Militiamen with fixed bayonets jjrvgmßß
led residents of Little Rock todg(|"Jß-* IS
ter a night of disorder, during whims I
a negro was lynched, his body I
through the business section
ed while thousands looked on.-aH S
Fear of serious racial trouble
Governor Martineau to order fptfpK I
national guard unit for all night
duty, and himself to speed hoineyvaME I
on a special train from Van j||Hl
where yesterday lie attended the »
By midnight after hundreds 1
had paraded streets in aiitaidohlllK 9
firing volley after .volley of
the air, tiie national guard haft.-.row 1
tunlly cleared the streets and
control of the situation. iw
The governor acted when
that local authorities were UgttfaiHl
helpless b.v angry crowds wtiwH- I
vailed the negro quarter.
The negro lynched was 8
ter, 38. who was said to 8
mitted attacking two white.'jwiMMHg
early yesterday. ,\y|S
One of the women, Miss GjMljHI
Stewart, identified him and steMyl ■
short distance away when
lynched. Her mother was 8
pital suffering from injuries. The nc-'J*
gro attacked them with an iron S 8
as they rode near the city in a wage 11. 9
The ntob and [losses of
tured the negro in the woods netSlfl
tlie city and the mob numberingseaiaß
oral hundred took charge. Tlie,|flß
was hanged from a telephone
riddled with bullets, and then cudß
I down and dragged by an automobfimH
II" • •ugh iI" l"i-ui. .- 1 1 11
I 111 a street bordering' the
tion the body was covered with
line and burned. S
Another negro found armed in tfnH
crowd was beaten and thrcatened'wtraMß
death, but wns rescued and KriiftdHH
GRAY SHOWS HOW HE 1
Mrs. Snyder Turned Her Head ttltlia
Demonstration Was Being GImkSI
New York. May S.—UP) —|
Judd Gray began his ordeal Os cr|jS| ||
examination by counsel for his. pjo- ■
defendant. Mrs. Ruth Snyder,g£
unruffled manner today. Titov' areftj
on trial charged with beating AlberttiM
Snyder to death. »
Iu the first few minutes of
examination he was forced to
his scat and demonstrate hojjr
beaten Albert Snyder over the itaaitjfl
with n window weight: He did thin
without apparent emotion, lifting !*!§■
arms and bringing them dojvn liwHf
a wood chopper. f|M
Mi's. Snyder averted her gaze dtmßß
ing the demonstration and kept him«
head bowed until the noon tfj
Gray today told during the If
siou of direct examination 9
events leading up to the time. 8
arrest and immediately
said that detectives showed |J
newspaper with headlines
Snyder had confessed. On
New York he said lie was i
the district attorney's office
wns told to tell his story in
words. This was
said lie had had no sleep siflg#|Bß 8
day night. ! (l
Merchants Meet in DorturtL j
Durham, May S.—(INS)
tions are that the 25th annual
vention of the North Carolina
chants Association here Mhglaf-aHj
will 'be the largest attended it) AjUB
history of the organization, ace<ir<iinj|->»
to local officials. 'J[
Aside from the fact that the cflwM
vention will inak the first quarter cenilS
fury of the association's history,
tendance is expected to be
by the unusual entertainment
being planned here.
Chief among these will be tUygjHjHffi
ham Exposition, a display of*
ham's manufactured and
goods. The entire program rif ;3B|
convention lias practically bectf.ctwaßsSa?
pleted. it was said. «■
Reports of secretaries and c4dHBB.I
tees will take up the first setwum'« J
the convention, npd during the'tnH S
noon there will be a discussion of gjifli
cantile problems. /‘lj
Election of officers, further
sion of mercantile problems,
annual meeting of the Merehan&ijßß 1
tual Fire Itisuraiiee r- 1
features on the Wednesday
Recommendations of committees «■
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