VOL. XXXV, No. 145 THE CLEVELAND STAR
SHELBY, N. C. WEDNESDAY, DEC. 5, 1928 Published Monday, Wednesday. and Friday Afternoons 2y mail-Per “*» advance) *2.50
_,_ J J Carrier, per year (in advance) $3 00
COTTON, Shelby basis _ 19c
Cotton Seed, per bu. ___ 64 l-2c
Fair And Colder.
For North Carolina fair and
much colder tonight. Thursday
gener: 'ly fair somewhat colder in
east and central portions.
Gardner Begins Jan 11th.
Max Gardner who is to he the
next Governor of North Carolina
has no superstitious fear of begin
ning an undertaking on Frid ly.
After a conference with Governor
McLean it was decided that Me
lean would hold over for a few
days and Mr. Gardner will take the
oath of office on Friday, Jan 11th.
DIES HE (GE 81
Wife Of Squire J. Y. ilord, Buried
Today At Elizabeth Baptist
Mrs. Eliza Hord was buried to
day at Elizabeth Baptist church
the funeral services being con
ducted by Revs. John W. Buttle,
Zeno Wall and H. E Waldrop. A
large crowd attended and a beau
tiful floral offering was in evid
Mrs. Hord was the wife of Squire
J. Y. Hord. one of the county's old
est citizens and a veteran of the
Confederacy. She was born and
reared in Cleveland county as
Eliza Froneberger, moving to Okla
homa where she was married to a
Mr Calhoun. After his death, she
oecame the second wife of Squire
Hord and returned to Cleveland *o
She was a fine Christian char
acter and beloved by all who knew
her. For the past four years she
and her husband have been making
heir home with Mr. Ilords daugh
ter, Mrs. Maynard Washburn on
M. DeKalb street. She was 81 years
jf age. Her husband is nearing
ninety. For several years her health
has been declining but she was
sick only four days.
Mrs. Hord had no children, but
two sisters and one brother in
Two Men Are Shot
One Alleged Window Peeper Is
Peppered With Shot Gun.
Golf Pro Fires.
The city police rounded up and
raught a window peeper in Shelby
last night, a young man who gave
his name as Jimmie Cox, who said
he lived on Chestnut street, after
he had been peppered with shot
from a shotgun, fired by Jesse Hm -
rell, who lives oin the Cleveland
That was the second shooting
which has occurred In the Cleve
land Springs vicinity within three
days. Sunday night the Golf Pro
at the Golf Club shot a man named
Baker in the leg with a twenty
five automatic pistol, while Baker,
according to the Pro, was trying to
get into the club house.
It was reported that two days
previously the club house had been
entered and robbed
Both victims of the shooting were
treated at the Shelby hospital, the
police removing Cox from the lad
to the hospital this morning, in or
der that the ph\-dan might probe
further for the shot imbedded un
der his skin.
Harrell shot young Cox last night,
when he caught him peeping into
the window of the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Reid Misenheimer. The Har
rells live next door to the Misen
heimfers. Mrs. Harrell is ill, and
Mr. Harrell was up waiting on her,
when he chanced to see the figure
Of the man at the Misenheimer
Getting a shot gun he went to
the window and called to the visitor
who rapidly made away, refused to
halt at Harrell's summons. Where
upon he opened fire on him. Ha
continued to run and Harrell didn't
know whether or not he had hit
him, until the police found Cox
later In the vicinity of the Cleve
land Cloth Mill, bleeding profusely
from his wounds. Shot had lodged
both in his shoulder and face.
He was caught by Policemen
Cook and Stamey, with Carroll al
so in the car to lend a hand.
The case of the Baker shooting
Is something of a mystery, which
the police are still probing.
Garden Club Women
E. S . Draper, landscape architect,
of Charlotte is addressing the mem
bers of the Shelby garden club and
a number of invited guests at the
Woman's club room this afternoon
at 3 o'clock. Mr. Draper planned
Cleveland Springs Estates and a
number of private grounds here
Messrs. J. W. Hartgrove and
George Elam paid a business visit
to Hickory yesterday,
MRS. JOIF. LUTZ
Saintly Mother Of Prominent Fam
ily Succumbs To Long Illness.
Buried At Kadesh Church.
At 2 o'clock today Mrs. John F.
Lutz, nee Octavia Weathers, was
buried beside her husband who
passed away on Jan. 9, 1912, one of
the county’s most influential citi
zens. Mrs. Lutz died at 11 o'clock
Tuesday at the Shelby hospital
where she had been a patient for
twelve days suffering with kidney
poison. For a year or more she
bad been in declining health and
entered the hospital for treatment
to which she failed to respond.
The funeral services were con
ducted by her pastor, Dr. Zeno
Wall, of the First Baptist church
and Dr. Hugh K. Boyer of the
Central Methodist church. Being
a woman of large family connec
tion and numerous friends through
out the county, her funeral was
largely attended and a beautiful
and bountiful floral offering attest
ed the high esteem in which she
was held. When the death notice
came from her hospital chamber
Campbell's Department store of
which her son Ogburn is a junior
member, closed its doors and Z. B.
Weathers and Sons office ceased
business for there she has two
sens, Zeb and R. L. Weathers, the
latter also bring a member of the
county board of commissioners.
Mrs. Lutz was 74 and a half years
old and joined Zion Baptist church
in her 'teen age. When she and
her beloved husband moved to
Shelby she transferred her member
ship to the First Baptist church
here where she was a devoted mem
ber Since the death of her hus
band 17 years ago she has made
her home with her son. Ogburn.
here. Mrs. Lutz was a kind, neigh
borly woman, sympathetic in sick
ness end sorrow, affectionate to her
children, practical and patient.
Five children survive, Mrs. B. T.
Gantt. Mrs. Max Boggs. Ogburn.
Irvin and Roscoe Lutz. One daugh
ter, Mrs. D. H. Cline and her hus
band preceded her to the grave
She was one of a family of 12 chi
dren, nine boys and three girls. All !
of these children were grown and
married before the Death Angel
broke up the home, taking first the
saintly parents. Twenty-seven
grand children, five great grand
children and the following broth
ers and sisters also survive: R. Lee
Weathers, Zeb Weathers, Will T
Weathers, Mrs. Minnie Spangler,
Mrs. Geo. Elam. Mrs. Bill Whit
worth and Mrs. Tom Vaughan.
County Treasurer . .
. Gives Heavy Bond
Mrs. Mary Yarborough Furnishes
Bend In The Sum Of
When the county officers were
sworn in Monday to begin their
new terms of office, those who
handle public funds were required
to furnish bonds which had to meet
the approval of the county board
of commissioners. Mrs. Mary E.
Yarborough, county treasurer is re
quired to furnish the largest bond
of any county official because she
handles the money bag, but the
necessary bond was easy. Men of
the town whose aggregate wealth
is millions, signed her bond which
is well in excess of the required
amount of $235,000. She is required
to furnish bond in the sum of $200,
COO as surety in handling school
funds and $35,000 as surety In
handling other county funds. The
total amount of the bond furnish
ed by Mrs. Yarborough exceeds
The session of the court commi'i
rioners was very quiet, most of the
time being taken up with payment
of registrars and judges of the No
vember election and approving
bonds of county officials. H. S.
Iluffstetler was the only Republi
can succeeding a Democrat, to take
the oath of office Monday. He
serves at Kings Mountain as con
stable and succeeds Greel Ware.
Are Selling Fast
County Game Warden Mike Aus
tell has sold approximately $2 000
worth of hunting licenses to date
He retunned to his office yesterday,
from a hunt with his coat lapel
placarded with the big license num
ber and when asked as to his luck,
he reported that he killed two
rabbits and shot into a couple of
coveys of birds, but succeeded in
missing them all.
Last year the sale of hunting li
censes brought in $2,300 and with
the holiday season approaching, ne
expects the total receipts to ex
ceed that of a year ago.
“Old Kate” Honored by King
Touched by loyalty of^'Old Kate," race card seller with whom
he occasionally conversed at the Derby, His Majesty, King
George, caused manager of his racing stable, Major Fetherston
baugh, to deliver a personal message to her from the bedside.
The aged race card vendor is shown in above exclusive photo
talking to the Prince of Wales on occasion of his last visit to
(Copyright, 1923, International Illustrated News)
Many Former Assembly Leaders
Lost (n Landslide. Ballot
. Figte>-»BPnr -
<W. T. Bost in Greensboro News '*
Raleigh—Gov. Max Gardner's
192 9 legislature, survivor of the al
leged ground swell of November 6
has been published as a lcaderless
body because it has no Pete Mur
phy. r.o Tcbe Connor, no George
Ward in the lower house, and no
Walter Woodson, no Kenneth Roy
all and no Harry Grier in the sen
ate; but advance sheets of the as
sembly show a *first rate coordi
nate body for Mr. Gardner and he
should be able to get anythlnf for
which he may ask.
Not all the catastrophe; came in
the election by any sort of means.
The primaries were more disastrous
than the great and solemn duff and
random. George Ward and Tobe
Connor were beaten in the June
selection and Major Murphy, who
negotiated the June poll, was de
feated in the November. Had Con
nor and Ward been nominated their
calling and election would have
been sure. Both men went down
in the anti-Smith fight in the
spring. R. O. Everett, of Durham,
strong anti-Smith man, was an
other victim of-the primaries. The
folks at home had knives out for
many of the old timers.
To Have Strong Men.
But the 1929 general assembly will
have a strong set of men, quite a
few of them former members. The
very first district in the senate will
be represented by Lloyd Lawrence,
Murfreesboro, and Charles Whed
bee, of Hertford. The senate has no
Luns Long this time and he is one
of the occasional victims of the pri
mary w'hich he trusts, though it
slay him. The new men match well
with the old. The senate appears
to be uncommonly strong. It has no
Teddy Roosevelt, A1 Smith or Wood
row Wilson: but it has at lease
20 first rate men. In Guilford,
Jim Duncan, and in Rockingham,
John P. Reynolds, beat two strong ■
Democrats, but either man will
make a very good minority leader
Rowan’s Republican senator is. of'
course, not known here, but Carter
Williams, of Yadkin, is and he is
almost certain to be the Republi
can whip. The election brought
forward quite a few men who ought
to make a good assembly.
Won’t Work By Caucus.
According to the latest revised
list there are 13 Republican sena
tors and 35 Democrats in the lower
house. The minority strength is
not impressive enough to make
necessary government by caucus.
A day or two after the election
wfcen there appeared actually to be
danger of a big slump in Democratic
seats, word'sent out that the legis
lature must work by caucus. There
will Hce one or two cai both sides, but
ajjrays there is a party confab be
hind lcrfced~deee*. Amt-ele pits "«■?«“
state hears much more of the secret
than of the open meetings. The
house representation among the Re
publicans is encouraging to them,
but net yet big enough to do much
harm. For instance, Editor Craig
Mides, of Bakersville, elected as a
Republican, has been a very irre
presib’.e insurgent, in his party and
although Turner Grant is a dyed
in the wooler, he has a habit of
voting exactly as he pleases. Cer
tainly on roads and any other
money-spending policy, if he thinks
the Republican doctrine is not or
thodox, he went follow it. He is ex
ceedingly fend of Max Gardner and
could work with him well.
Gardner’s Chairman There.
The house hasn’t for 1929 Harry
Nettles. Pete Murphy, Tom Gold,
Clem Wright. Tobe Connor, Dick
Fountain, Tam Bowies, or Bill Neal.
The ambassador and Dave Buck are
casualties of an older day. But the
house has Angus W. MacLean
again ar.d a mighty man is he. It
has Judge Frank Winston, of Ber
tie; Dorsey Pruaen. Chowan; R. M.
Cox and Sheriff George W. Flint
Forsyth, not to mention Bob Hanes.
Norman A. Brown, Guilford; A. H.
Graham. Orange; John Bright Hill.
New Hanover ; John D. Shaw, Meek
lenburg; Fred Sutton, Lenoir; Eu
Flannagan. Pitt; F. W. Hancock. jr..
Granville, and O. M. Mull, of Shel
by. Mr. Mull was; state chairman of
the Democratic executive commit
tee in the 1028 campaign. He did
not carry the state for A1 Smhh
but he helped to keep the Republi
can majority under 500,000 and aid
ed in getting the state Democratic
vote above 70.000,
There are some noted juniors -n
the new house. From Durham
Comes E. C. Brooks, jr., from Edge
combe, John H. Kerr, jr., son of the
congressman from that district,
and Turner Grant and Fred Har
gett are juniors. There are four
preachers. The most prominent
one is Rev. P. H. Gwyn, Republi
can, of Rockingham county, and
prospectively the m06t independent
man in the 1929 house. The Rev
Mr. Gwyn always has done as he
pleases, has written as he chose,
spoken as he wished, voted ditto.
Wilson comes another minister.
Rev. R. H. Boswell. Parson D. L
Hewitt, of Shallotte, Brunswick
county, has been coming here many
years. The Democrats took the
county twice but he is back as a
Republican. Rev. H. F. Hutchins, of
Johnson, is the Republican running
mate of Jim Raynor, of Benson.
Other Big Republicans.
Other big Republicans to the low
er hoti^e besides Grant are F. S
(Continued on page five.)
LAST ROUND FOR
Sheriff Logan Begins Monday His
Last Round Of The County.
Has Collected $100,000.
On Monday next Sheriff Hugh
Logan begins his second and last
round of the county for the collec
tion of 1928 taxes. Already he has
made one round but comparatively
little tax money was received. Most
of the paying is done at his office
in the court house.
To date between $80,000 and $100,
000 has been collected, which is
slightly less than one fifth of the
total amount for all purposes. The
total revenue for all purposes, in
cluding the road districts, school
districts and other special taxes
exceeds a half million dollars.
No discount is being allowed till
year for earl^ payment. The dis
count for early payment and pen
alty for late payment has been dis
Dates For Call.
The following engagements have
been made in the various town
ships by Sheriff Logan on his sec
ond and final round:
No. 1 township, Tuesday, Decem
ber 11, Brackett's store, 8:30 to
10:30 a. m.
No. 1 township, Tuesday, Decem
ber 11, Jones store, 11:00 a. m. to
1 p. m.
No. 2 township, Tuesday, Decem
ber 11, Jolleys store, 1 to 2:30 p. m
No. 2 township, Tuesday, Decem
ber 11, Boiling Springs, 2:30 to
1:30 p. m.
No. 7 township, Wednesday, De
cember 12, Mooresboro, 9 to 11 a. m.
No. 7 township, Wednesday, De
cember 12, Lattimore, 11 a. m. to
1 p. m.
No. 8 township, Wednesday, De
cember 12, Polkville 1:30 to 4:30
No. 8 township, Thursday, De
cember 13, Casar, 11 a. m. to 4
No. 10 township, Friday, Decem
ber 14, Carpenter's store, 9 to 11
No. 10 township, Friday, Decem
ber 14, John T. Warlick's store 11
a. m. to 2 p. m.
No. 9 township, Friday, December
■\r, 'Dlifwr-sr Lutz's store 2:30 to
4:30 p. m.
No. 9 township, Monday, Decem
ber 17, Lawndale, 9 a. m. to 12
No. 9 township, Monday, Decem
ber 17, Fallston, 1 to 4 p. m.
No. 5 township, Tuesday, Decem
ber 18, Waco, 1 to 4 p. m.
No. 3 township, Wednesday, De
cember 19, Earl, 9 a. m. to 12 noon:
No. 4 township, Wednesday, De
cember 19. Grover, 1 to 4 p m.
No. 4 township, Thursday, Decem
ber 20. town office, Kings Moun
tain, till day.
No. 4 township, Friday, Decembcv
21, East Kings Mountain, all day.
To Meet At Bethel
Division No. 6 of the W. M. U. of
the Kings Mountain association
will give the following program at
New Bethel church, Sunday, De
cember 9. at 2 p. m.
Devotional led by Double Shoals
W. M. S. Words of welcome, Mrs,
Robert Cline. Response. Lawndale
W. M. S. Talk, ‘‘Our Ruby Anni
versary and the Centennial Fund.''
Mrs. Frank Elam. Special muMc,
New Bethel. Talk, “Our W. M. U.
in this Association as the Superin
tendent Sees It,” Mrs. Wacaster
Open discussion !
The following churches are in
division No. 6: Casar, Carpenters
Grove. Lawndale, Double Shoals,
New Bethel and Normans Grove.
Dolores Cost'do, movie star and
daughter of Maurice, Costello, one
of the screen’s first stars, is to
marry John Barrymore, scion of the
famous Barrymore family of ac
tors. Altove is charming Dolores’
Shelby Stars On
Eleven Of Shores
Capt. Gold and Wall on First
Team. Singleton on The
The two flashes of the Shelby
High backfield have been named
on the All-western North Carolina
High mythical eleven chosen by
Coach Pat Shores, of Hickory.
Captain Milky Gold is placed at
end for his second season while
Zeno Wall is named as half-back
by Coach Shores.
On the first eleven four of the
players are from Hickory, two each
from Statesville, western champs,
and Shelby, and one each from
Asheville, Charlotte and Monroe.
On the second All-western elev
en Joe Singleton, Shelby High All
stater last year, is named as tackle
The two elevens follow:
Player Position Team
Warner „ „_lt .._..Hickory
Lackey__ .1 g ... Statesville
Espey _ _c.... ... Hickory
Tull __r g .. ..Charlotte
Tucker__rt ... ... Monroe
Johnson ... ... re .. ..Staetsville
James ... ...4 b... -Hickory
Chackales_-hb ,_ ..Asheville
Wall ... —' ...hb ... ....Shelby
Newton ... —Fb -- .Hickory
Bowman _ ..le — .. Hickory
Singleton _t. .. It — ... .Shelby
Cobb_ ... -_lg _ Asheville
Anderson_ .c-- Asheville
Crowell_... rg ... Lincolnton
Andrews ... ..rt ... Asheville
Laslie ... ..re .. .. Charlotte
Blanton ... .. qb .. Forest City
Mackorell . —-hb ....Hickory
Greason ... ..hb .. . Lexington
Rudisill — —-fb — .Lincolnton
City Water Report
Is Best Ever Made
The city water shows up the best
in its history according to R. V.
Toms, superintendent of the water
plant who has just received an an
alysis from the state laboratory of
hygiene at Raleigh. Every two
weeks specimens of water are taken
from the mains and sent to Raleigh
for analysis. This time there is on
ly one part in a million of bacteria.
All unsterilized water contains bac
teria, but most of them are harm
less and no absolute standard can
be fixed as to this content. The
Shelby water has no sediment, col
or, turbidity ordor, alum or nitrates.
Buhvinkle Introduces Bill
For Kings Mountain Park
’ Washington, Dec. 4.—Rep. Bul
wingle introduced today a bill to
establish a national military park
to Commemorate the battle of Kings
Mountain. He would make the bat
tle ground a national military park,
under the control of the secretary
of the war.
The bill provides: “That the sec
retary of war shall open or repair
such roads in such park as may be
necessary, and ascertain and mark
with tablets or otherwise, as he may
determine, all lines of battle of the
American troops and British troops
engaged in the battle of Kings
Mountain and other historical
points of interest pertaining to the
battle which are within the boun
daries of the park. The secretary
is authorized to employ such labor
. and services and to obtain such
| supplies and material as may be
necessary to carry out the provi
sions of this section.
“The authorities of any state
which had troops engaged in the
battle of Kings Mountain may enter
the Kings Mountain National Mili
tary Park for the. purpose of ascer
taining and marking the lines of
battle of such troops, but before any
such lines are permanently desig
nated, the position of the lines and
the proposed methods of marking
them by monuments, tablets, or
otherwise shall be approved by the
secretary of war. Any state organi
zation or individual may, with the
approval of the secretary of war.
erect monuments or place tablets
within such park.
“There is authorized to be ap
propriated the sum of $225,000, or
so much thereof as may be neces
sary, in order to carry out the pro
visions of this act."
President Coolidge Endorses
Bill For Fifteen Cruisers
Last Week Here
This is the last week in
which to register for the
school tax election in spec
ial district No. 33 embracing
Shelby and adjacent terri
tory. This is as special regis
tration and unless you reg
ister, you can't vote on Mon
day Dec. 17th. T. Cling Esk
ridge is registrar and will
register you any time you can
find him in the court house.
He is there all day Saturday,
but will register you on oth
er days when he is found
in the office.
Governor McLean Asks Department
Heads To Show Surplus Of
Raleigh, Dec. 3.—State institu
tional heads were requested by
Governor McLean today to arrange
expenditures for the last half of
this fiscal year so that the general
fund will show a surplus of two
and one half million dollars in or
der that contemplated appropira
tion recommendations to the legis
lature may go through.
The governor, meeting with the
advisory budget commission and in
stitutional heads, said that he did
not believe the next legislature
would increase taxes and that ne
saw hope for only a small portion
of the $11,000,000 permanent im
provement bond issues proposed by
the institutions going through.
Governor-elect O. Max Gardner
was not here for the meeting, which
was held during the morning, but
was in conference with Governor
McLean and the advisory budget
commission during the afternoon.
He was a guest of the governor at
the mansion tonight.
In order to show a surplus of $2,
500,000 next July 1, the institutions
will have to amass a net saving oi
$800,000 this year. At the beginning
of the present fiscal year there was
a general fund surplus of $2,235,232.
but of this $485,738 W'as set up as a
reserve for expenditures this year,
leaving a net surplus of $1,749,494
Judge Mull Subdued
By Attack of “Flu”
Horace Kennedy, Recorder-elect Is
Sworn In And Holds court
Judge John P. Mull has been sub
dued by the “flu.” Usually he Is up
for his court sessions and ready to
send offenders of the law to jail
I or the chain gang, when the evi
dences warrant such action. But
now the “flu” hijs given him a
sentence to bed for several days
and not being able to preside over
his court here ^Tuesday, Horace
Kennedy was sworn in as recorder
pro-tem and presided over the court
in the absence of Mr. Mull. Mr.
Kennedy was recently elected to
this office but will not begin his
official term until the first of the
year when he and Solicitor P. C.
Gardner will operate the court.
The docket yesterday was ligbr,
but the usual infractions were up
for disposal. Several drunks, a ne
gro struck his wife and Max Con
ner, erstwhile athlete star plead
guilty to giving a couple of worth
less checks. He decided to "join
the army” and quit signing other
names to checks on local banks.
Stolen Car Recovered,
Thief Caught Here
Roy Howard, who with Arthur
Howard, tried to escape with the
automobile of County Supervisor
E. Wright Jolly, early Friday morn
ing, was found by police near
Kings Mountain Saturday morn
ing. He has been brought back to
the county chaingang. Austin was
caught in Shelby, when Shelby po
lice took the car from the men.
Zollie Reviere Is
Operated On Here
Mr Zollie Riviere, owner and
operator of the Texaco Gas dis
tributing plant at this place, was
operated on for appendicitis at the
Shelby hospital veste'iay at 2:30
o'clock. Reports *'om his bedside
are very emovtri^ Tg this morning
his many frienis will be pleased to
; A'. ■ .
In Farewell Message President Ad
vises Action To Provide
Washington, Dec. 4.—In what
probably will be his valedictory
to congress, President Coolidgc
today emphasized once more
his desire for an increase in
America’s naval strength, urged
a farm relief program which
would meet approval of the ad
ministration, made suggestions
for legislation covering the most
important subjects, and ended
by declaring the nation was in
an era of prosperity and peace
such as never before had been
For farm relief, Mr. Coolidge re
iterated his suggestion for the crea
tion of a federal farm board in or
der that the government might aid
in promoting orderly marketing and
in handling surpluses clearly due to
weather and seasonal conditions. He
suggested a revolving fund from
government money, until producers
associations had erected stablizing
organizations to finance themselves
through regular credit institutions.
Temporary expediences, he said,
“though sometimes capable of ap
peasing demands of the moment,
cannot permanently solve the sur
plus problem and might seriously
aggravate it. Hence putting the
government directly into business,
subsidies and price fixing, and the
alluring promises of political action
as a substitute for private initiative
should be avoided.’
Wants More Cruisers;
Following the lines of his Armis
tice day speech, the president's mes
sage repeated his desire for passage
of the fifteen cruiser bill now pend
ing in the senate.
“The bill before the senate with
the elimination of the time clause
should be passed,” he said, refer
ring to the section which provides
that the ships must be laid down
within three years.
“I wish to repeat again for the
benefit of the timid and the suspi
cious,” said the president, "that this
country is neither militaristic nor
“Maqv people at home and
abroad, who constantly make tills
even more solicitous to have us ex
tend assistance to foreign countries.
When such assistance is granted,
the inevitable result is that we have
foreign interests. For us to refuse
the customary support and protec
tion of such interests would be in
derogation of the soverignty of this
nation. Our largest foreign interests
are in the British Empire, France,
and Italy. Because we are con
stantly solicitous for those interests,
I doubt if anyone would suppose
that those countries feel we harbor
toward them any militaristic or
Divide Muscle Shoals.
In connection with Muscle Shoals
President Coolidge suggested a di
vision of the property into ‘Its two
component parts of power and ni
trate plants” by which it would be
possible to ‘‘dispose of the power,
reserving the right to any concern
that wished to make nitrates to use
any power that might be needed
for that purpose.” He opposed
building another dam at public ex
pense, saying future operators
should provide for that themselves.
‘‘But if they were to be required
to repay the cost of such dam,
with the prevailing commercial rate
of interest, this difficulty will bf
considerably lessened,” he said.
Receiving the efforts of the ad
ministration to economize in pub
lic expenditures, the president de
clared that instead of a deficit of
$94,000,000 which was expected last
June for the current fiscal year,
“the combination of economy and
good times now indicates a surplus
of about $37,000,000.” He said, how
ever, that there would be no large
enough surplus for further tax re
The question of prohibition was
disposed of by Mr. Coolidge in brief
"The country has duly adopted
the eighteenth amendment,” he
said. “Those who object to it have
the right to advocate its modifica
tion or repeal. Meanwhile it Is
binding upon the national and
state governments and all our in
As for enforcement he said-- the
federal government “is doing and
will continue to do all it can in thfs
direction,” and declared (hat- the
officials in Washington were en
titled to the co-operation of the
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Self
Tuesday morning, twin daughters
They were strong, one weighing,
8 1-2 and the other nine pounds. ,
Both children and mother are do