Three Monoplanes Are
Ready For Long Jump;
W eather Not F avorable
Crews of Planes Await On
ly Favorable Weather for
Start on Non-Stop Flight
From New York to Paris
BE THE TIME
It Seems Probable Now,
However, That Weather
Again Tomorrow Will
Not Be Favorable.
Now York. May 16.— OP) —Throo
monoplane* today nwaitod only fav
orable weather to start on none-stop
flights to l'aris. although last minute
differences had threatened for a time
to wreck the piano of one of the con
The possibility that Clarence I>.
Chamberlain and Lloyd Bertaud
might not navigate the monoplane
"Columbia" in its race with Com
mander Richard E. Ilyrd's “America"
and C'apt. Chas. Lindbergh's “Spirit
of St. Louis" arose as a result, of a
dispute between the two fliers and
Chas. A. Levine, chief backer of their
flight oyer the contract terms. Dissen
tion was finally settling, however, by
arranging a new contract, guarantee
ing the flyers a total upwards of SIOO,-
000 if they negotiate the flight
Heavy fogs and winds over the
greater portion of the mid-Atlantic
with no signs of clearing continued to!
be rend by the flyers. A flight with
in the next 24 hours was called inad-1
visnble by the Bureau.
A rumor that Lindbergh had plan- j
ned a surprise hopoff at 3 o'clock this i
morning caused more than 500 per- i
sons to crowd about the hangar at |
that hour, but the boy aviator was'
sound alsecp in his hotel at Garden j
City, three miles away.
May Make Test Flight.
Mineola. X. Y.. May 1C. —OP)—i
Possibility of a flight of the Bellnnca
monoplane Columbia to Washington.
I). late today was announced today
by G. Bellanen. designer of the plane.
He said the flight was planned to
liermit Lloyd W. Bertaud. who will
act as navigator on the trans-Atlantic
flight, to make final test of the instru
May Get Off Tomorrow.
Mineola, X. Y.. May 10.—OP)—
Chances for any of the three New
York to Paris airplanes getting away*
from Uooseveit Field tomorrow seemed
to remote today as unfavorable weath
er showed an obstinanee disappointing
to the flyers, anxious to be away on
the long, long trail across the At
lantic. Forecaster Starr, of the New
York weather bureau, said shortly af
ter 10 a. m. that conditions today
were not a bit better than then have
been the last few days. It was hoped
that Wednesday morning would bring
an opportunity to stnre.
SURVEY OF SMOKY
MOUNTAIN PARK BEGUN
Survey Will Begin From the Tennes
see Side, I.ater Moving Into Norlh
The Tribune Bureau
Sir Walter Hotel.
Raleigh, May 10. —Actual survey of
the Great Smoky Mountains National
Park area will be begun today, begin
ning from the Tennessee side, by of
ficial representatives of the National
Park Service, Department of the In
terior, it wns learned here from Mark
Squires, of Lenoir, chairman of the
State park commission.
The surveying party will probably
make its base for the present near
Kuoxville, Tenij.. Inter moving on over
into North Carolina. The purpose of
this survey is to actually designate
particular tracts in the park area
which the Department of the Interior
will agree to accept as a part of the
park nucleus. Heretofore the depart
ment has not actually designated any
particular tracts within the area
which it lias agreed to accept. Now,
however, this is to be done, so that
both North Carolina and Tennessee
may go ahead and start purchasing
the tracts which are officially set aside
by the government representative as
vriug acceptable. ,
In the official party are Arno B. •
Carmerer, acting director of the Na
tional Park Service; Colonel Glenn
Sifiith, of the United States geological
survey; Major W. A. Welsh, of the
Southern Appalachian park commis
sion and commissioner of state parks
in New York state, besides a staff of
It is the belief of the member of
the State park commission that the
park is much nearer realization now
than at any time heretofore, especially
since Tennessee has authorized a bond
Issue of $1,500,000, iu addition to the
76,000 acres that state hag already
purchased in the park area, thus
matching the $2,000,000 which the
North Carolina general assembly, has
There was a much harder fight in
(he Tennessee legislature to secure
this appropriation than in North Caro
lina, and it finally passed with a ma
jority of only two votes. During
the fight for this park appropriation
the Tennessee park commission trans
ported the net!re Tennessee legislature
to Knoxville and then took the mem
bers by auto into the Smokies to see
the mountains for themselves, and
then decide how they would vote. And
the mountains won out.
A German U-boat lias been sold at
Cherbourg for ten dollars,
The Concord Daily Tribune
r North Carolina’s Leading Small City Daily
| ONSIO.OOO BOND
Had Been Held in Local
Jail Following Auto Ac-!
cident at Kannapolis in
Which Girl Was Killed.
E. 11. Leonard, Charlotte cigar man-,
j ufnrturer, who has been held in the,
• Cub,irrus county jail since Friday I
I morning on the charge of murder, was
i at liberty eariy this afternoon follow- 1
| ing a hearing before Judge T. It.
Finley, prteidiug at the Mecklenburg
j Superior Court Bond in the sum of
| SIO,OOO was signed by C. W. Russell, |
professional bondsman of Charlotte, j
| Bond wan set for Leonard following!
an agreement reached between counsel'
for the defendant and counsel for the!
prosecution. He was represented by ;
L. T. Hartsell, of thin city, and Col. |
T. 1.. Kirkpatrick, of Charlotte, who |
announced here Saturday that habeas j
corpus proceedings would be instituted !
in Charlotte today on the ground that .
the charge should be manslaughter and
not murder, manslaughter being a
Leonnrd was, charged with murder
by a coroner's jury which investigated
the accident in which Evelyn Gentry,
daughter of Rev? and Mrs. C. K. Gen- j
try. was killed Thursday night. Tlie j
jury found that Leonard was the driv
cr of the car.
Frank Armfield and Solicitor Zeb |
V. Long represented the Sat at the j
THE STOCK MARKET
Frequent Selling Squabble Gave Mar-;
ket Rued Appearance Today.
New York, May 16. — OP) —Fre-
quent selling squalls swept through j
today’s stock market, giving it a ruf
fled appearance, but operators for the,
rise continued to bid up stockn in va-|
•spun ,aecUqp»;jpj. l .Uie ijf*, lifting sev-|
erol of them to hew peak prices. Thei
sidling presumably whs insp'red by |
ti» marking up of the renewal rate on i
aril money to 4 1-2 per cent., coinci
dent with the calling of about $15,-
000.000 in loans, and expectations of
another sharp increase in Federal Re
serve brokers loans to be made pub
lic after the close of the market.
SHEET METAL WORKERS
IN CHARLOTTE STRIKE
About 100 Members of Union Quit
Jobs When Employers Refused to
Accede To Their Demands.
Charlotte, May ltj.— (A I)—Approvi
mntel.v 100 sheet metal workers em
ployed by various shops here went
on strike this afternoon after employ
ers had refused to accede to a series
of demands, according to information
received from officials of construction
firs and from union headquarters.
Some of employers said thby under
stood the strike probably would affect
workers in other cities of state. The
chief demands were that employees
operate under closed shop conditions
with minimum wage of $1 an hour
for journeymen. The men also de
manded a 48 hour week instend of the
present 8 hour day, with a half day
off on Saturday.
The average life of a butterfly is
about a week.
THE STOCK MARKET
Reported Ry Fenner & Beane.
(Quotations at 1:30 P, M.)
American Tohaceo It 131%
American Smelting 149%
American Locomotive 112%
Atlantic Coaßt Line * 183%
Allied Chemical 130%
American Tel. and Tel. 165
American Can 47%
Allis Chalmers 108%
Baldwin Locomotive 100%
Baltimore & Ohio 121%
Bethlehem Steel 40%
Chesapeake & Ohio 181%
Dodge Bros. 22%
Erie __ „ 54%
General Motors 103%
General Electric 07%
Great Northern 88%
Gulf State Steel 52%
Gold Dust 53%
Int. Tel. 137
Kennecott Copper 64%
Mack Truck 112
Norfolk & Western 180%
New York Central , 140%
Pan American Petroleum B 50%
Rock Island 98%
R. J. Reynolds 122%
Stand. Oil of N. J. 86%
Southern Railway J 125
Studebaker : 52%
Tobacco Products OO
U. 8. Steel .. 160%
IT. S. Steel, New 121%
Vick Chemical 57%
WMttiifhouae „ 74%
Western Md. 39%
Reading K.-c-- ll7
Ckgyiler —— 44%
SOVIET HOUSE RAID
IS EXPLAINED FOR
HOUSE OF COIOIS
British Home Secretary
Says Raid Was Made for
Purpose of Getting an
Paper Was Not Found But
Official Said He Was Sat
isfied It Had Been in the
London. May 16— OP) —Questioned
regarding the police raid oil Soviet'
House, Sir. William .1 oynson-I licks.,
the home secretary, told a crowded and i
animated session of the House of Com- j
mens today that information cent to
him by the secretary of war liiNt Wed
nesday had satisfied him that a cer
tain official document v.ns or had been
ill tin* possession of someone on the
premises occupied by AIT us Limited,
soviet commercial organization.
The police had taken possession of
certain papers which might bear upon
the matter, and the examination of
these was still proceeding.
Acting on information sent by the
secretary of war the home secretary
said the police had been authorized
to .search the premises under a war
rant duty obtained. The search was
carried out strictly in accordance with
the warrant, and was terminated at
12 o'clock last night.
The document in question was not
found, but the home secretary reiter
ated he is satisfied that it is or was
in the Soviet House. The document
is one of which unauthorized persons
were known to' be attempting to ob
POLA NEGRI NOW
WIFE OF PRINCE
Noted Motion I*ieture Actress Has
Quiet Wedding In Little French
Serainomirt, France. May 14.
Polu Negri, whose first trip to the
altar converted her into a countess,
neqnired another title this afternoon
when sbe was married to, tlie young.
Russian prince. Serge Mdlvant. This
nino she did not get' to the altar,
for the ceremony was merely a civil
one erformed in a li,tt!e room in the
tumbledown town halos Seraicnurt.
about 30 mile* from Paris.
Near the village. Pola Negri last
year bought a chateau with a park
of some hundred acres. There this
afternoon her mother gave a wed
ding reception, comprising several
score friends of the bride and bride
Under the shade of the fine old
tree* scores of Russians. Polos and
French and n few Americans and
English celebrated the nutials. All
around them cameras clicked yards
and yards of movie film for Pola’s
Among those not resent, was I’ola's
new sister-in-law. Mae Murray, who
also became a Princess recently when
she married Prince David Mdivani,
a brother of today's bridegroom.
“They weren't invited,” Pola'*
representatives said. "Let it go at
that." She would not. tell why.
THE COTTON MARKET
Opened Fairly Steady At Decline of
7 to 6 Points But Turned Steadier
New York. May 16.—Of)—-The cot
ton market opened fairly steady today
at a decline of 7 to 9 points and
showed net losses of 10 to 12 points
in early trading under liquidation,
locnl and Southern selling, apparently
inspired by favorable weather reports
from the South. July sold off to
15:43 and December to 15:96. The
market was within 2 or 3 points of
these prices at the end of the first
hour, hut turned steadier after early
offerings hnd been absorbed, and at
midday July had sold up to 15:57
ami was holding around 15:55 soon
afterward when the active positions
were about net unchanged to 4 points
Cotton futures opened barely steady.
May 15.30; July 15.47; Oct. 15.80;
Dec. 10.00; Jail. 10.00-.
Americans Killed in Nicaragua.
Managua, Nicaragua, May 16. — (A 3 )
—Captain C. Bell Buchanan and Pri
vate Marvin Jackson, of the United
States marines, were killed last night
in a clash with a band of liberals at
La Paz Centro, near Leon, it was
Six liberals were reported killed nnd
several marines wounded.
The population of Korea has more
than doubled since the Japanese pro
tectorate was established twenty
five years ago.
“THE SPIRIT OF
Written and Produced by
Central Grammar School
May 16th and ljth 8 P. M
HIGH SCHOOL AUDI
CONCOR D, N. C., MONDAY, MAY 16, 1927
THE Y. M. C. A. CAMPAIGN
The annual drive for funds for tlie operation of the
Concord Voting Men's Christian Association begins to
morrow, and the success of this campaign depends upon
the support of Concord citizens.
The locaj V. M. C. A. is unique in that no memberships
are required. The rich boy and the poor hoy enjoy equal
ly jhe benefits of the association under the plan in vogue
here, a plan that has aroused the admiration of cities
throughout the United States.
The " Y" is otic of the city's greatest assets because it
does not restrict its benefits to those who are financially
able to hold membership cards. The generous heart of
Concord makes possible the operation of the Association
for the benefit of all, and whether this splendid service is
to be continued for another year will be determined dur
ing the-Uwo-day campaign which begins tomorrow.
No other agency in Concord has been able to reach
the youths who enjoy the Y. There is no class distinction
there and such a policy has done much toward breaking
down class barriers in Concord. Everybody is treated
alike; the V here is operated on the Christian principle
that a youth is a youth whether he resides in'a mansion
or a hut and that one body is as important as another, one
mind as important as another and one soul as important
as another in dealings .wi-thAho.se young men and young
women who are to make thfc future civic leaders of Con
Ask the young people what they want done about the
campaign. Ask your childfur the child of a neighbor.
Take their advice and the goal will be reached in a single
MRS. SNYDER AND GRAY
TAKEN TO SING SING
Will Remain There Pending Outcome
of Appeals From the Death Sen
New York. May 16.—CP)—Mrs.
ltutlf Brown Snyder'and Henry Judd
Gray today began their journey to
Sing Sing's death house where they
are to die for tlie murder of Mrs.
Snyder's husband, Albert Snyder.
Sirs. Snyder, having said goodbye
to her mother and her liine-year-old
daughter, Lorraine, was hurried into
an automobile where she sat between
two deputy woman sheriffs. Gray,
her paramour, wns taken in a second
machine, manacled to two undersher
Their automobiles were escorted
from jail in Long Island City and
through New York by a squad of mo
Mrs. Snyder was dressed ill a b ack
dress and hat she wore in the trial.
Gray walked with brisk steps, his
head erect, as the sheriffs led him from
With Our Advertisers. - t
The big Spring Piano Clearance
Sale of the Kidd-Krix Co. is now go
ing on. The prices on all instru
ments have been drastically reduced.
Look at the new ad. today and see
some of these big values. You may
take two years in which to pay. too|
You will always get quality work
at 'M. R. Pounds'.
Don't fail to attend the Wonder :
loid Lacquer demonstration at tlie
Ritchie Hardware Go. on May 18th.
10th and 20th. A factory represen
tative will be there to demonstrate.
Dead the facts about DOraay per
fumes in Gibson's qew ad. today.
Three groups of spring coats at
Fisher's. $6, $lO and sls.
New summer silks in crisp, new
patterns at Robinson's.
Sweaters, knickers, underwear, golf
shirts, garters, hose and golf belts at
Don't fail to take advantage of the
mnn.v big bargnins Belks is offering
in their Niue Dny Sale.
New summer suits, sls, $16.50 and
$lB at W, A. Overcash’s. Tropical
worsteds $25 to $35.
’Phone the J. & H. Cash Store when
you want fresh vegetables.
Call the Boyd W. Cox Studio for
home or studio, photographs. Satisfac
Next time you need new tires see
the line carried at the Yorke & Wads
worth Co. Goodyear and Pathfinder
tires In all sizes.
Next Friday the Concord Furni
ture Co. will make an unusual offer
on Sellers cabinets. Read new ad.
for particulars and be ready for big
ijibor Men Would Cancel War
(By, International News Service.)
New York, May 16. —Declaring
that the war debts constitute a men
ace to the industrial machinery ot
the .United States, and therefore a
menace to American workmen,
Matthew Woll, vice president of the
American Federation of Labor, in an
editorial in the current edition of the
American Photo Engraver, advocates
reduction if not flat cancellation, of
the war debts.
"Will these debts ever be paid?,
he asks. "Cali these debt ever be
paid? How hall they be paid ami by
wham? And what will follow failure
to pay or their outright repudiation?
"To meet these stagering obliga
tions,” Woll suid, "America must im
port more than it exports by over
$2,000,000,000 n year. And this un
favorable balance of trade must con
tinue over a prolonged and indefinite
period of time.
“Our industrialists. in charge of
an evergrowing productive machine
that must obtain ever more and
greater outlets for surplus produc
tion, are fearful of un invasion of
onr home markets and a consequent
disruption, if not destruction, of our
gigantic production machine.
Labor Members Walk But.
London, May 16. —(4*)—All labor
members walked out of the House of
Commons this afternoon in protest
when Premier Baldwin moved a reso
lution limiting debate on the govern
ment's trade union bill to sixteen days.
The bill would .outlaw strikes of a
TO BE SELECTED
Special Committee To Make Report
To Board of Trustees on June t.
! Raleigh, May 14.—The election of
a successor to retiring President Wil
liam Tours Potent, of Wake Forest
College, will come up for consideration
lat the annual commencement meeting
id the board of trustees June 1.
when a special committee appointed l
last December to recommend a new
president will make a 'report.
No information was available here
today ns to tlie progress of the speeinl
committee in its search for a mail
so that it was not known whether it
would have a recommendation to
make. Action by the‘board of trustees
will, members said, depend upon the
l)r. Poteat’s resignation was offer
ed and accepted by the board last
December to .become effective at the
close of the present college year. He
was subsequently elected president
iemeritus, which office lie will assume
when his successor is chosen.
. Two names most prominently men
l*i«ie<) i%,.£pjisection with the presi
dency have been ‘those of 'president"
Mtirphree. of the University of Flor
ida. and Dr. John E. White, of An
derson College, South Carolina. There
lias been no intimation, however, as
to whether either was being considered
by Ihe committee or whether either
would accept if the position should be
TEN MINERS INJURED
WHEN CAGE DROPPED
Were Being Lowered Into Mine When
Their Cage Dropped Sixty Feet.
Scranton. Pa.. May 16.— (A 3 ) —Ten
men were injured, nine of them seri
ously, at 7 o’clock this morning when
a cage in which they were being low
ered into the Johnson mine of the
.Scranton Coal Company at Dickson
City dropped sixty feet to the bottom
of the 600-foot shaft. Four suffered
broken legs and the others were in
Company officials said the accident
occurred when George Brownell, 55,
engineer, became ill at his post and
fell unconscious allowing the cage
to run away just as it neared the foot
of the shaft. The cage struck the
bottom with great force.
The injured men managed to crawl
to places of safety jpst as the cable
oil the cage measuring 700 feet fell
into the shufe and crushed the cage
BALLOONIST IS GIVEN
THE ALTITUDE RECORD
Capt. Gray’s Ascension to 42.470 Feet
Feet Is Accepted as Authentic.
Belleville, 111., May 16.—04*)—Capt.
Hawthorne O. Gray’s balloon ascen
sion at Scott Field here on May 4. to
42,470 feet, was authenticated by the
Bureau of Standards ns the highest
altitude ever reached by man, accord
ing to notification received here today
from Washington. Gray's record shat
ters both the balloon altitude record
set in 1901 by two Germans, Suring
and Verson, and the world airplane
top, 39.800 feet, reached hist year by
the French flyer Callizo.
Belgium is only one quarter the
size of the State of New York.
CAN YOU SCORE
TEN ON THESE?}
1— What is the number of tele
graph sent annually in the
2 -What i* the annual revenue of
the telegraph companies?
3 How many telephones arc in use
in the United States?
4 How do the five leading states
rank in the number of telephones?
5 What is the number of automo
biles in use in the United States?
6 What is the annual death-toll
in automobile accidents?
7 -Which are the three leading
staten in mineral products, including
8— Name the state that has the
largest number of farmers.
9 Name the oldest English col
10— What is the population of the
Empire of India?.
FROM EMPEROR'S TOMB
Washington. May 16. — OP) —A
whole colony of willow trees on the
hank* of the Potomac River are
the offspring of a sapling that
grew beside the tomb of Napoleon
on the Island of St. Helena.
Commodore Porter, who repre
sented thp I'nited States at the
transfer of the emperor’s body to
Paris, brought the sapling bnek
with him. It wns planted in front
of an old arsenal which stood on
the site of the present War College.
Roots began pushing into a well
and the tree* had to be removed.
Sections were planted along the
river in the vicinity of the old pen
itentiary, where they have devel
oped into a narrow grove.
NAVY QUITS SEARCH
FOR THE FRENCHMEN
Not Enough Helium to Send Los
Angeles on Long Quest.
St. John. Newfoundhin. May 16. —
The Governor of Newfoundland today
stated that the rumor flint Captains
Ntingesser and Coli, French trans
atlantic fliers, were found at Trinity,
here, is unfounded. according to Un
ited States Consul Warren.
It had been reported that an ama
teur radio fail had picked up a mes
sage from Trinity, purporting to be
fron tiie missing fliers, and indicating
that they had landed at Trinity.
Navy Search Now Abondoned.
Washington. May 16.—The navy
and const guard have ceased their
search for Xungesser and Coli. missing
Paris-to-Xew York flyers, according to
word today to the navy department,
from Rear Admiral Phillips Andrews,
Boston naval base commandant.
Fog and bad weather rendered fur
ther hunting futile. Andrews held.
While Boston reports subsequently
quoted coast guard officials as having
no orders to end the search and ns
heing unaware of its cessation, officials
.here accepted the Admiral’s word as
representing the actual state of af
Secretary of Navy Wilbur indicated
doubt of tlie men’s surviving if their
craft came to grief on the ocean,
though he suggested he still hoped they
may have landed in some corner of
the Northland—Labrador, perhaps—
and that later they would be found.
The navy's proposed sending of the
dirigible I-os Angleses to 1-aibrador,
however, has been called off. due to
lack of sufficient helium gas for the
2400 mile trip.
HISTORIC SPOT IS
TO BE SUBMERGED
■Water tA Big. New Dam Will Cover
One of Creations of the Mound
Albemarle. May 16.—1 n a few more
months one of the most historic spots
in Stanly county will be submerged
in water impended by the Norwood
dam now under construction by the
Carolina Power and Light Company
—a prehistoric mound evidently the
work of the ancient Mound Builders,
which is located about three miles
from the city of Norwood in a blind
of a small creek on the Norwood-
Swift Island highway.
The mound is in an almost cone
shape, rising to the height of 35 or
forty feet and is probably something
more than 100 feet in length and
about 50 feet wide. It is in the
creek low-grounds and the country
round about is for the most, part
level, finally tailoring off into slight
rises off a good distance from the
mound. The land is perfectly flat and
level ns n floor where the mound is
Trees were growing all over this
mound until a few months ago, when
they were cut down by the Carolina
Power and Light Company. No one
seems to have paid any attention to
this unique relic of the Mound Build
ers until just recently, when the road
was made through that secion and
the trees were cut.
But now the mound stands out clear
and distinct against the landscape,
and anyone passing along the high
way could hardly fail to notice this
funny, cone-like shape rising aloft for
35 to 40 feet.
These mounds are found in nil of
the Gulf States, and throughout the
South. A few are in West Virginia,
and some are found in practically
every Southern State, but this mound
in Stanly County is the only one
know nto exist in North Carolina,
it is believed.
Wanton destruction of wild flow
era and plants is now a penal offense
in New South Wales.
Previously acknowledged ... $2,234.50
Hartsell Mill 102.00
Church and Harrisburg
High School 35.14
The Study Club 8.16
Mrs. W. F. Gray 5.00
Mt. Olivet M. E. Sunday
Mt. Carmel Sunday School .. 8.60
Mrs. J. J. Barnhardt ....... 25.00
Total Concord $2,454.06
Previously acknowledged . . . .$512.00
Mt. Pleasant Contributions.
Previously acknowledged .... $102.00
Jackson Training School.
Previously acknowledged .... $56.00
Junior Rod Cross of City Schools.
Previously acknowledged ..... SIOO.OO
Grand Total $3,224.90
More Deaths And Still 1
Great Destruction Are I
Caused B ,t The Floods !
i ~* ~
'START “Y” "
| * TO FEAST TONIGHT
Whirlwind Campaign to Get
Y. M. C. A. Budget Starts
j Tomorrow and Continues
i As in tho i>nst citizens of Concord
j will Tuesday and Wednesday oontrib
i nte funds for the maintenance of its
jA. M. C. A. during the ensping twelve
! A whirlwind cani])aigu to secure the
expeji.se budget of the institution will
he launched tomorrow morning, and
by \\ ednesday afternoon sufficient
funds are expected to be in the hands
of the campaign workers.
Final plans preparatory to the city
wide drive will be outlined to the
workers following a luncheon at 6do
o'clock tonight at the Y. M. A.
I>r. T. X. Spencer is chairman of the
campaign committees and will this eve
ning give a talk on the campaign.
The luncheon will be attended by
approximately 100 persons, and will
serve ns added impetus to the budget
Each worker will be given several
cards, bearing the names of local citi
zens. and it willdie liis or iier duty to
enlist the contribution from these per
sons. This procedure will eliminate
tile possibility of more than one work
er approaching a prospective contrib
The list of the eampaign workers is
I>r. R. It. Rankin, major; I‘. (1,
Sherbondy, captain ; W. A. Overcash.
S. K. Patterson, H. S. Williams. H.
Ritchie, K. 1,. Hicks.
1). 0. Caldwell, captain; Farrell
White. Stowe Cireen. Ren White. R.
C. I.itaker, llob -Jones.
A. O. Odell, captain ; A. F. Good
man. Rob Courtney. Gus Hartsell. W.
G. Caswell, William Ritchie.
R. E. Ridenhour, Jr., major: C.
W. Byrd, captain: G. R. Lewis, Cam
eron Mneßae. A. S. Webb. Conrad
Hill, J. G, Parks, W. F. Agee.
R. Blaekwe’ider, captain ; Dr. J. A.
Hartsell, Tom Coltranc. H. J. Hitt.
Dr. Matt I’atte rson, <Q. H. Foil. •
P. M. Lafferty. captain; W. L.
Bums, H. -B. Wilkinson,' E; Porter.'
Dr. J. A. Shatters, D. A. Me La urin.
J. Y. Pharr, major: L. T. Hartsell.
Jr., captain; J. G. MoEaehern. L.
V. Eliott. G. S. Kluttz. R. L. Miller.
A. O. Swaringen. captain; Boyd
Biggers, Ed. -Melc'hor, J. M. Cul
cieasure. W. S. Bogle. J. C. Boden
F. R. Sheppard, captain : Bob Dick,
W. B. Sherrill. Njek Sappentield. X'.
K. Reid, Harold Dry.
C. H. Barrier, major; B. E. Harris,
captain ; C. X. Fields. Chas. Barrier.
F. M. Youngblood, W. G. Brown, Dr.
T. M. Rowlett.
C. H. Trueblood. captain ; Sid Per
ry. Gilbert Hendrix, Rev. M. L. Kest
ler, C. F. Ritchie, F. Bollinger.
!•*. M. Richmond, captain: Dr. .T.
A. Patterson, W. B. Ward, G. L.
Patterson, E. C. Barnhardt, Jr.. .T.
Red Cross committee: Mrs. Rich
mond Reed, Mrs. T. XL Spenrer. Mrs.
J. A. Kennett, Mrs. A. C. Cline. Mrs.
Lonard Brown. Mrs. Aubrey Hoover.
Miss Maggie Barnhardt. Mrs. Marvin
Long, Mrs. A. Jones Yorke. Mrs. Ben
M hite, Mrs. F. White. Miss Helen
Marsh. Mrs. E. C. Barnhardt, Miss
Julia Harry. Mrs. W. G. Brown. Mrs.
Charles Cannon and Miss Clara Gil
IN DULL METHOD
Little Sustained Evidence Submitted
So Far to Attorney General.
Raleigh. May 10.—(<4»)—The storm
center of Attorney General Brummitts
sanitary probe today centered around
the town of Mt. Airy, and State In
spector Surratt ns the investigation
of charges of graft in the administra
tion of the sanitary outhouse laws en
tered its third day. Questioning of
witnesses will continue through Wed
nesday, and if investigation is
not completed by that time, be ad
journed to May 31st.
Several witnesses from Sit. Airy tes
tified today that Inspector Surratt rec
ommended carpenters to them to re-;
pair or rebuild outhouses he had con-!
demned. These carpenters, it was
said, invariably were from points oth-l
er than Mt. Airy.
No witnesses for the ‘‘defense" testi
fied this morning, but the trend of
questions by Chief Inspectors Whit
ley and McLeod was of a nnture to
indicate that evidence showing that an
epidemic of typhoid fever in Mt. Airy
had created an emergency which would
not warrant waiting on the local car
Hearsay continued to be the star
witness whenever actual evidence as
to graft was sought, but B. H. Pace,
of Hendersonville, testified to perhaps
the strongest evidence of the entire
investigation when he swore that one
of three negroes told him they
“guessed" that inspectors got four out
of ten dollars paid to them for build
Plnedo Postpones Flight.
Chicago, May 16.—CW—Command
er Francisco de Pinedo, Italy's four
continent flyer, today postponed his
flight to. Canada after encountering
inanition trouble with his seaplane.
,8a plans to hop off tomorrow.
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TODAY’S NEWS TODiM
| Dead Bodies of Mother awHl
| 8 Children Are
| All Victims of Greatest
J Flood in U. S. History* l
10,000 Persons Maroar>w||
on House Hops in Orti|g
City, While More Laiw |
Was Inundated Todays!
New Orleans. May 1(1. — ‘Vt AmM
ing relentlessly down the west sidt* of J
the Atclmlflaya basin, flood’ wajertpm
from ten breaks in the Rayo den |
(Raises levee brought closer to 1
Mary and St. Frances parishetC Wi§i||pH
spreading devastation on. its wa(g Mg 1
tin' Gulf of Mexico. \
The Rayon dcs (Raises lever* .<mEB
about 135 miles north of Xe\y Oh** J
leans on the west bank the UK**-
Avoyelles and St. Landry parflfljfliM
with their fertile fields and ,n< n <«i#» 1
of corn and sugar cane have abN4fl|pH
been submerged by the torrents M>gy*’ j
ing through the Rayo des GlatMßW'l
levee, and thousands of person* JWjHI
been driven from tlieir homes: (Oitfier ij
thousands are preparing to -eefc sftflty J
Work on (be protection levaw wBiM
tween Port ltarre and Butte
in St. Martin parish was abai«H*um| J
last night when it was
tlie flood moving down tb’a
through the crevasses wofihCJjjfl;Jn|K||
two to three feet, higher than “We "dyke. 1
Army engineers estimated
water flowing through from W«y«M* s
des Giaisses had covered (i(K> . Jj
miles today but that the rapidity VUftS*';|
which tile water spreads out wHjl.tMgS
lessened somewhat from now ow.'JBB
Engineers also said that the engfiMljl
stretch of fifty miles of levees
the Bayou de Giaisses probably uouW-a
be carried away by the water. "IS
Airmen returning from trips ovty; I
the country said that the Big Bend
levees were practically gone,.' fog' hfSJ
stretch of twenty miles. . 1
The offiidal weather bureau fore-Raj
east describing tlie flood now; moving-.J
down the Atphnfalaya basin
would gradually Increase to*verygroaT^
10,000 .Marooned on Housetops ]
Opelousas, La., May 16.—0W—Ap-Am
proximately 10,000 persomt*""?»i*, |
marooned on house tops in St, Ltindfty-i
parish. Red Cross and city officbtfliiS
were informed today. 1
A rail for help came from the hfloe-',. j
row Big Cane section in St. jatudry 1
during tlie night, and trucks went dis- . 1
patched to tlie scene to aid in the tys if
moral. Before they could reach tflMttyy- j
however, the water had risep.
to 3 feet in lowlands and truduri flfijlWi' 9
forced to turn back. 1
Mother and 8 Children Per&ft. I
Alexandria. La.. May 16.-—j
widow and her S children were found I
drowned today in attic of their
at Plauclieville, according to qi metf
sage from Bunkie. The woman Was 1
a Mrs. Dupre. Efforts had been aiadfe 1
to get her to leave following the
in the Bayous des (Raises levee but I
she had said she preferred to' stay at m
MILLS ON FULL TIME.
President of Cctton ManufaeWrea®
Association Sees no
Greenville. S. (\. May
present outlook in the textile
try is better than in several yeMMj|H
this season, according to J. P.
sett, head of a number of mijftt tl
this section, and president
American Cotton M.'iliufaotum'» ,
Mr. Gossett, in discussing the
vention to be held next week in JfHH
lantie City, said that curtailinefl* njjj~«
operations appeared unlikely tMifl
season as no evidence of stiflH 'plint*3®
have come to the surface. All iiiliMß
are running full time and many •M;||
sold well in advance, thus giving fl§j9
evidence of a cessation of operatiottdvJa
This is a decided improvement ‘*\>eg.3
conditions in the textile field g 6 ffß9
season for the last few years, ft
’ Mr. Gossett said that many ' mills-l
men from this section are exeeted to l J
attend the meeting of the American I
! Cotton Manufacturers’ association Urol
| Atlantic City, much interest ajrettdy j
[having been manifested. The , asst#-. J
iciation, of which Mr,
president, will hold separate
five sessions, although joint
will alo be held with the X'atlUtftlaW
Cotton Manufacturers' assocUflidtt®
and the New York Merchants l ' anrfftß
ciation. ' J
The convention wifi be held
13 and 14. although the board <»■
governors of the American Ooftoiia
Manufacturers' association wiftcfludHH
'on the evening of May 12. ‘m V
Walker D. Hines, bead of the
, ton-Textile institute, will
i honor guest and one of the
• speakers at the joint convention, MaJl
> Gossett said. •-•tSfcJH 'M
Generally fair and continticdl®,*#
• except probably showers on
(<nst roast tonight; Tuesday X
j what warmer in east