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(Special to the Kennebec Journal)
Dexter, March 1—In a very fast
game on the town hall floor, Satur
day evening, K. H. Fay high school
defeated Foxcroft academy by a
small margin. The teams were even
ly matched. Foxcroft leading at the
end of the first period by a score of
t»-4. In the second period Dexter
made a run away and led 12-6 at
half time. In the last half Foxcroft
spurted but was unable to overcome
the lead, Dextor winning by a score
of 19-15.
The N. II. Fay girls defeated the
Newport high school girls by . score
of 27-15. This is the 10th straight
' ictory for the N. II. Fay girls and it
is expected that they have a goood
rlmnce for the state championship.
Both teams play Foxcroft next Fri
dav night. Summary:
Shileds rf . lg Smith
R Smith If . rg McNrughton
Bucknam c . c Palmer
Elms rg.If Ltvenseller
B. Smith lg.r Berry
Goals from floor—R. Smith 3,
Bticknam 2, Elms 2. Smith. Leven
sellar 3, Be ry; goals from fouls—
Smith 4. Elms: referee. Wallace: b 1!
Smith 4. Elms Smith 2. Levensellar.
Berry 2; referee. Wallace: time 4-Ss.
Williams Elected
Captain of Next
Season’s Ice Team i
(Special to t! Kennebec Journal) I
Water vi He Mar. 1—The Coburn
hockey season is officially over and
Saturday afternoon the Crimson and
Gold men ■ Dsed for their pictures,
turned in their togs and selected t:
captain for next year.
Norman Williams of Canaan, goal
tender on this year's crew was elect
ed to lead the sextet of 192<i. Wil
liams is one of the most conscientious
boys in school and his choice was a
popular one. Playing his first year
of hockey he put tp a fine game in
the net and he showed all the ear
marks of a headliner in this import
ant department. Williams was man
ager of football last fall and will
hold the same position on the 1926
football squad._
Bowling Results
Skowhegan League
(Special to Kennebec Journal)
Skowhegan, Feb. 28—Friday even
ing the Athletics won 3 out of 4
points from the Braves. Dostie was
high man for the Athletics with a to
tal of 296 and Rickards rolled the
high single of 103 while for the
Braves Boulette and King tied for
high total at 277 and Boulette had
the high single of 109.
Mathews . 80 88 77-245
Boulette . 83 83 109-277
King . 88 83 106-277
Tracy . 102 97 73-272
Elliot .r 77 69 78-224
Total . 432 420 443 1295
Goodrich . 83 91 94-268
Rickards . 79 103 83-265
Roderick . 82 92 76-250
Dostie . 95 101 100-296
Stoodley . 85 80 100-265
Total . 424 467 453 1344
W L P.C.
Orioles . 21 11 .656
Pirates . 20 12 .622
Giants .. 20 12 .626
-Red Sox. 16 16 * .500
Senators . 16 16 .500
Athletics . 14 18 .438
Braves . 3 2 20 .378
Pilgrim. 9 23 .281
Phi Delts Cop
Colby Hoop Tilte
(Special to the Kennebec Journal)
Watervllle, Feb. 28—The Phi Delta
Theta basketball live swamped the
Delta Kappa Epsilon lratei..lty ag
gregation this evening in the gym
nasium at Colby college, winning the
game by the one-sided score of Si
ll. This win puts the Phi *ielts in
undisputed light to the championship
pennant for this winter. The game
was faster than the score would in
dicate but the off-campus team had
the advan ' r-n the fli : 1
piled up the score almost at will.
For the Phi Delts, Shoemaker and
McCroary were the outstanding play
ers while Peabody and Macomber
played best for the defeated Deke
Farmington, Feb. 28.—Hebron
Academy’s unbeaten basketeern were
forced into two overtime periods t >
defeat the Abbott School quintet
here tonight 22 to 20. Abbott came
from behind to grab the lead at the
end of the third period but the Big
Green tied up the count 17 to 17 be
fore the final gun. Hebron led 4
to at the end of the first quarter
and 12 to C at half time.
Daley was the scoring ace of the
Abbott attack ar.d scored four bas
kets, while Hobbs and Morse feat
ured for Hebron. Walter Trefefhen
was the only other local man to
rcore more than once, however.
Morse If .If Daley
Holbs rf .rf Murphy
Beach c.c Trefethen
Tierce Ig.lg Peerin'
IVJieeler rg.rg O’Brien
Substitutions: Abbott—Daley for
Murphy, Farria for Daley.
Goals from floor: Hebron—Hobbs
4, Morse 3, Beach 2, Wheeler: Ab
bott—Daley 4, Farria, Trefethen 2,
Goals from fouls: Hebron—Morse
Beach: Abbott—Murphy, Daley,
Farria, O’Brien. —
Periods—10 minutes; two o-min
ute overtimes.
Cote and Gauvin
Promise Hot Scrap
Augusta, Wednesday
Station SEARS, broadcasting1. Har
ris Albert, announcing the big boxing
show that will be held in City hall on
Wednesday evening. March 4.
You sport fans, tune yourselves in
at City hall and see the banner scrap
of the season, a regular toe to toe af
fair between two of the trappiest mit
artists that have visited Augusta in
many seasons—''Cannonball” Cote of
Lewiston and Young Gauvin of Som
ersworth, X. II. Harry Sears in
matching these lads picked them be
cause they were boys who would use
their mits every second they are in
side the ropes and not for their ability
as for trotters. As the main attrac
tion at his big show they will attract
fight fans from all over Maine and
will give the patrons their money's
worth. Gauvin has met such young
sters as Dusty Kroll, Dummy Burns,
Shaver O'Brien, Bobby Josephs, Eddie
DeSautel (twice), Johnny Avilhi, Dus
ty Dumont, Tommy Riley and Arthur
Kid Sullivan. DeSautel is a big card
in Portland, where he has boxed near
ly a dozen times, which goes to show
that the man is a real mixer. Gauvin's
bouts with him were whirlwinds the
whole distance. Cote snd Gauvin arc
scheduled for a twin six that will be
a sizzler.
spin Maguire or Augusta ami
Larry Walsh of Dexter are to appear '
in the six-round semi-final. Both I
youngsters are in the best of condition
and will give the fans a wonderful
time, being mixers from the word go.
George Gilbert of the North End
and Bobby Goode of the East Side ap
pear in the ‘‘special bout" of four \
rounds. George lias been out of the
limelight for some years but has lost
none of his cunning. Ho has a pecu
liar style that puzzles his opponents
and will be right in the pink when he
stacks up against Goode.
There is a widespread notion that an
earthquake was experienced by New
England people Saturday evening. In
order to correct this misapprehension
it is well to state that "Ooily" Burt
Tenney, the nifty heavyweight of Hal
lowell, smashed his eighth punching
bag, which was made of solid sole
leather, at exactly 9.22 P. M. A mighty
left sent it crashing into mother eartii
competely out of sight. Men started
digging yesterday morning but at
11.03 last evening no trace of the bag
had been discovered. They reached a
depth of 33 feet and 2 inches. Digging
will be resumed again this morning
and it is hoped to recover the bag that
it may be placed in Sears Museum.
Meanwhile a cement bag is being con
structed in hopes that it will last the
remaining three days before the bout.
The "Mystery Man," who is in no way
phased by this accident though he Is
Tenney's opponent Wednesday night,
lias Increased his wood-sawing to 12
cords a day. This mixup of six rounds
promises to bo one of the most savage
ever witnessed by local fans.
Tickets for the show are now on
sale at Gage & King's, Packard's
Smoke Shop. Augusta; George Arata's,
HalloweU; Max Ellis', Gardiner. Prices
J1.50, $1, 75c, plus tax.—Adv.
Tune in you fans to the big boxing show on Wednesday evening.
When we say tune in we mean tee this mixup from the ringside.
Marry Sears has arranged a great card so let the broadcasting
stations ride for one night and see the real thing, 28 rounds of
action, real mixing all the time. From start to finish this row will
oe a zipper sc don’t miss out.
Lewiston VS Somersworth, N. H.
Augusta VS Dexter
(The Old Matter) BOBBY GOODE
North End vs Eatt Side
Hallowed VS Sand Hi„
Ticket, at Gaga & King',, Packard’, Smoke Shop, Augusta;
George Arata’e, Hallowed; Max Ellie, Gardiner. Prices $1.50—$1
—75c, plus tax.
Augusta friends of Eddie {jhcvlin,
the Dartmouth professor, who passes
a por.tion of his summers at Lake
Cobbossee will be interested in the
outcome of the fight at Manchester,
X. H„ when he meets Paddy Ryan of
Pittsburgh. Advance dope on the
light indicates that Shevlln is a
favorite to win. Bobby Lowrey, the
Scotch welter, is after another try
at Eddie's crown and by his win
over Scoops White at Worcester he 1
feels that he is entitled to a crack
at the New England title, in this
connection it may be of interest that
AI Mello of Powell, w ho holds a de
cision over Frankie Qull of Nashua,
1 as a return battle with Quill and if
lie succeeds in getting a second de
cision will apply for a match with
Eddie. Frankie Quill is a rugged
boxer who lias shown in this city and
if Mello can put it over again it is
evidence that he has the goods.
The Augusta City League bowlers
are certainly playing havoc with the
! pins this season. With about thirty
bowlers in the league there are 19
who have an average of 90 or better
although the schedule is well along ;
and the league is rounding into the
last lap. The list of high bowlers is
as follows Garside 100, Gross 99,
Goodwin 97. McDonough 93, Fogg 94,
It. White 94, E. Overlock 94, Stacy
93, Marston 93, Croteau 92. Perkins >
92, Fallon 91, Wing 91, Ladd 91, i
Royee 91, C. Simpson 90, McCaus
land 90, Lausier 90, Merrill 90.
But the list of high bowlers is not
the only thing they have to be proud
of. There are some high singles and
totals that are wortli noting. Last
evening the American Legion team
set a new mark lor a team three
string total witli 1445. A short time
ago in the same match the Kennebec
Journal and Clerks each turned in a
team single siring total of 505, tieing
for the high mark of the year.
Individual records for tile league
go to E. Overlook who turned in the
high three string total of the season
with 340 and to Hervcy Fogg who
hit them for 138 in one string. But
there is little doubt that several if
not all of these records will come in
for a lot of trouble hefoie the end of
the season, the way the boys are hit
ting them now.
The team captains will meet on 1
Monday evening- at the Y. M. C. A.
t'j arrange foi the annua! banquet
which always brings the season to a
close with a bang. This banquet is
tiie occasion of the presentation of
the beautiful trophy which must be
won three times by one team before
it becomes their permanent property.
Several surprises are usually sprung
during the evening and the hovs
were never known to go home with ’
any report other than that of a 1
"bang up good time."
Bowdoin Freshies
Defeat Hebron
Bowdoin College. Feb. 2S.—Uow
doiu freshmen added another tra k
victory to their suing this afternoon
by defeating Hebron Academy
<>1 1-2 to 33 4-2. Capt. Mostrum of
Bowdoin continued bis record break
ing career by breaking two mote
records. Five of the standing Bow
doin-Hebron records were broken
during the afternoon. Capt. Mos
strurii was the star of the afternoon
competing in live events and break-j
jug records in tile yard dash and the!
MOO yard run, placing third in the
broad jump and being a member of
tiie winning relay team for a total
of twelve, und one half roints. Al
though there was no doubt that
Bowdoin would win the meet after
the fust two or three events, sev
etal close races and upsets made it
exciting throughout.
Wescott of Hebron provided the
biggest upset by running in third
place up to the last lap of the mile
run and then sprinting and winning
by a good margin over Seelye of
Bowdoin. Swett of Bowdoin took
two and two fifths seconds off the
fermer record of one minute 22 ami i
four fifths seconds for the t!00 yard
lun, winning without being pressed.
Bussell of Bowdoin increased the
high jump record from five feet five
and one half incites to live feet six
and one eighth inches.
Files of Hebron, smashed the shot
put record established by Buker ’26
cf Bowdoin with a heave of 44 feet
seven and one half inches. Lucas'
of Bowdoin duplicated his feat of!
the Bowdoin-Portland meet by
equalling the record of six and two-'
fifth seconds for the 45 yard hur-j
(lies. The relay race promised to be
an upset when tiie second Hebron1
man handed over a lead of fourj
yards to his teammate, but Boyd of
Bowdoin made this tip In spite of a;
poor exchange of baton and gave
Mostrom a lead of three yards. The
latter came home a winner.
Baptists Take Two
In Sunday School
Basketball Series
TIio first of a aeries of basketball
sanies between teams representing
several Sunday schools was played
Saturday afternoon and evening at the
V. M. C. A. court. In the afternoon a
game between the Baptist and Meth
odist boys ended with a score of 38 I
to 8 in favor of the Baptists. The |
winners showed a clever passing game
with Titus and Senergie hitting the
basket consistently.
In tile evening the Baptists again
came through with a win. this time
taking the game from the Congrega
tionais by r 41 to 10 score. The same
two boys were hitting them as veil.
The summaries;
Senergie, rf.lb, llurd, Hawes
Titus, If . rb, It. Dennett I
Brown, c.. N. Dennett !
Baker, rb. if, Hart
Mower, lb . rf, Chapman !
Score; "8-8. Goals from floor; Sen- |
ergie 4. Titus 8. Brown 4. Baker 1, |
Chapman l, Hart 1, N. Dennett 2.
Goals from fouls; Senergie 1, Titus 1,
Brown 1, Baker 1. Referee, Rldgwell.
Scorer, Kennedy. TimeB, James. Time,
four 8s.
Titus, rf . lb, Leadbetter
Merrick, Senergie, if.rb, Jackson
Brown, c .. Bradford
Mower, rb . If, Tyson
linker, lb . rf, Perkins
Score; 41-10. Goals from floor:
Bradford 3, Perkins 1, Jacksou 1, Titus
8. Merrick 1. Brown 2, Baker 4, Sen
ergla 6. Goal from foul: Senergie 1.
Referee, Overlock. Umpire, Elmore.
Scorer, Kennedy. Timer, Graffain.
Time, four 8s.
Waldo and Franklin
Each Take Three
The Waldo and Franklin bowlers
each took three points Saturday in
their matches with the Somerset and
Franklin pin wallopers in the State
House Bowling League. The Waldo
gang turned in a total of 1292 and
the Franklin boys were close behind
with a total of 12S4.
Perkins of the Waldo aggregation
turned in high string for the day
with 103, while Campbell took high
single for the losers in the match
with 94.
In the other match Skolfleld with
90 and Leighton with 94 were high
singles for their respective teams.
The summary:
Skolfleld .— 7\7 90— 17.'!
Page . 57 — 09— 120
Litchfield . 70 75 —— 151
Savage.00 82 79— 254
McArdle .SI 78 70— 229
Winship . 84 .81 80— 251
Totals .501 593 400—1284
Doten . 70 77 153
Leighton . 94 82 88— 204
Taylor . — 70 S3— 150
Wilder . 73 - - 73— 140
Brown . ■—• 78 09— 147
I-awrence . 07 —- 73— 140
Perkins. 82 SO 102
Totals .302 303 383—1108
Atkinson . 74 80 94— 254
Perkins . !:0 77 103— 279
Folsom .73 SO-150
Jones . — 75 78— 153
Campbell . 73 — 88— 101
Goodwin . 97 93 90— 280
Totals .410 414 402—1292
Wilson . 80 84 SO— 244
Goodwin . 74 75 07— 210
Campbell .71 94 84— 249
Hanson . 77 93 80— 250
Pye . 85 82 77— 244
Totals .387 428 388—1203
Interfrat Track
Meet Colby March 11
(Special to the Kennebec .lournnl)
Waterville. Mar. 1—Coach Mike
Hyan bus announced that the open*
ir." round of the annual interfrater
nity track meet will be held in the
gymnasium at Colhy college larch
11. This year the meet will be held
on three Wednesday afternoons and
the events divided up to assure a
full program for each afternoon. Two
of the days will he held indents and
the tinil one will take place on the'
board track.
Senate Clings to
Salary Increase
Washington. Fef>. 2S—Senator
Borah, republican, Idaho, lost his
light tonight to have the Senate re-j
scind its former action in voting an i
increase of salaries of senators and I
representatives from $7,500 to $10,000 I
a year.
By a vote of 04 to IS. the Senate!
refused to suspend the rules so as to
net upon an amendment to the sec
ond deficiency appropriation bill
which would have repealed the pay
Increase rider attached to the legis- I
lathe bill by the Senate and House
without record vote.
A two thirds majority would have :
been necessary, but Senator Borah’s
proposal failed to receive even one
third. The roll call follows:
For the Borah motion:
Borah. Butler. Capper. Coupons.
Curtis, Metcalf, Xorbeek, Norris and
Willis. Total !).
Bruce. Caraway. King. Ralston,
Sheppard. Trammel, Walsh of Mas
sachusetts and Walsh o' Montana.
Total 8.
Farmer-Laborer: Johnson, Minne
sota. Total 1.
Total 18.
Bepublicans: Ball, Bingham.
Brookhart, Bursuin. Cameron, Cum
mins, Dale, Edge. Ernst. Fess. Fra
zier, flooding, Male. Howell, Johnson
>C California. Jones of Washington,
Keyes, Ladd, McKinley, McNary,
Moses, Oddie. Pepper. Phipps, Reed
if Pennsylvania. Shrotridge, Smoot,
Spencer, Stanfield, Sterling, Wads
worth, Warren, Watson and Weller.
Total 34.
Democrats: Ashurst, Bayard,
Broussard. Copeland, Dial, Dill, Ker
ris, Fletcher. George, Gerry, Harris.
Harrison, Heflin, Jon>s of New Mex
ico, Kendrick, McKellar, Mayfield,
Overman, Owen, Pittman. Ransdell,
[teed of Missouri. Robinson. Under
wood and Wheeler. Total 29.
Farmer-Labor: Shlpstead. Total 1.
Borglum Claims
Right to Destroy
His Own Creations
New York, March 1—The New
York American will say in a copy
righted article tomorrow that Gut
:-on Borglum. who was recently dis
charged as sculptor of the Stone
Mountain Confederate memorial, on
his arrival here today declared that
he destroyed his inaccurate working
model of the project because of his
belief in "the inalienable right of an
artist in his own creation.”
“The authority and final control of
authorship has been recognized since
the beginning of creative work," he
is quoted as saying. "I shall gladly
rot in jail before 1 compromise in the
slightest. Let tiie small minds of my
enemies who think a local stonecut
ter or shoemaker or a journeyman
printer can do the work of a sculptor,
go as far as they like. I am ready
lor the light."
Borglum arrived here from Greens
boro, N. C . tills afternoon. He was
arrested at Greensboro last night on
a charge growing out of the destruc
tion of his models and will return
there next Saturday to fight the
charge. Meanwhile, says the Ameri
can, he is conferring here with
wealthy friends whom he expects to
support him in his fight for owner
ship of his own creations.
Another Quake
Not Likely for
Period 55-60 Years
Washington, March 1.—While '‘less
er shocks'’ as "probable" In the region
s-huki u by last night's earthquake,
Father Tondorf. the Georgetown Uni
versity seismologist, said tonight no
disturbance of such pronounced in
tensity was to be expected. None was
recorded tonight.
Fast night's disturbance, ho esti
mated after careful study of his live
seismographs, centered about ♦520
miles from Washington, and its “epi
central point" was somewhere in the
vicinity of the Groat I%krs, with the
•break" possibly at a depth of 10
The nature of the stresses which i
brought about the fracture of the line \
of weakness In the earth's crust, Fath
er Torndof said, could hardly be ascer
tained until seismologists have defi
nitely ascertained the center. From
geological knowledge of the locality,
an attempt might lie made then to de
termine tiio immediate cause.
The earthquake was one of the most
pronounced that has over taken place
in tlie United States, Father Tondorf
declared, adding that another equally
heavy one is not considered likely for
53 or tiO years.
"The earthquake, in the category of
quakes, may easily rank with any in
the history of the United States, with
t he possible exception of the notable
quake in 1811-1"." he said.
The 1811-13 disturbance, known as;
the quake of New Madrid in the Mis- i
sissippi valley, lie explained, was felt
over an area approximating 29,000
square miles and Arkansas and Ohio
were very severely shaken.
While quakes otter are rated In the
terms of the damage caused, he addl'd, j
it should be remembered that most of j
the damage is only indirectly attribut- |
able to them, being due ehieiiy to fire, j
Citing the Japanese disaster in Sep- ]
tembor, 1923, Father Tondorf, whose;
observations gave the world the first
hint of such a <1isturbanee. said the
official report of the imperial earth
quake investigation committee • stated
that 93 per cent, of the loss of life j
and destruction of buildings was j
caused by lire.
Bangor City Hall Hoiked
Bangor, Mo., Feb. LIS. — At about]
!).-0 a distinct earthquake was felt j
liere. Buildings trembled, even the |
City ball, a heavy brick structure, I
being so much affected that it was
noticed by the police in station In
basement. In many houses pictures
were shaken from the walls and
dishes front the shelves, plaster
cracked and other minor damages
were reported. This is the first
earthquake shock of any consequence
for many years.
Worst in Years in Manchester
Manchester, X. II., Feb. ii8.—
Tremors felt nil over the city and
at Merrimack and Iatchfleld at It.lil i
o'clock tonight, and lasting at least j
10 seconds in some places, were the
result of an earthquake which shook ■
Manchester, according to the belief j
of thousands of shoppers on the
Tenement houses were rocked on
both sides of the Merrimack river.
p—1 111 111 III III III II.
I dn/6rtKf/£ajc& —
I JanrnsStt25* c
Now Ready to Stand
Dandy the Great, son of Peter the Great, now
Owned in Augusta
"Dandy the Great,” Standard Beglstered 60841, will stand for
the season of 1925 in the Capital city. He was horn 12 years ago
at the Patohen Wilkes Stock Farms of Lexington, Ky. Nowhere in.
the State can be found a better pedigree horse than this famous
Tills horse was sired by "Peter the Great," 2.07’/,, the leadin'
sire of all stallions called "The King of Sires.” Hi3 dam is by
McKinney, who was formerly the leading sire of extreme trotting
“Peter th8 Great” has 580 performers, 135 with 2.10 records, 33
with 2.05 records. One son of "Peter the Great” produced the
Champion trotter of the world. “Peter Manning,” 1.56%, recently
sold for $50,000. Another son, “Peter Scott,” who is the cham
pion money winner of the world, produced "Bosie Soctt” 1.59%.
Three daughters produced ench, Margaret Billon 1.58<4, Tilly
Brooks 1.59, and Mr. McElwyn 1.59%, who is the champion 3-yr.-old
trotter of the world. Peter Volo 2.02, son of Peter, is the leading
sire for 1924. Ml;3 Harris M. 1.58Vif the world's pacing mare, is
a daughter of "Peter tb« Great.”
"Dandy the Great” is a chestnut stallion, weighs 1125 lbs. and
stands 15-3'.a hands high, has been awarded 1st prize at Central
Maine Pair for the last five years and all his colts won blue rib.
l>ons. He is considered the coming sire of Maine by all the best
One of his oldest colts (Plrefly) at 25 months started last 4th
of July with the 3 years and won 1st money. At 26 months "Fire
fly" weighed 1050 lbs. All his colts have size and color.
For further information, address
58 Winthrop Street, Augusta
inc1)?dlt_or Tel. 356-M._
Dishes were rocked and panes of
glass rattled in stores and houses
for several seconds. In South Man
chester scores of people raced to the
streets from their homes in the be
lief there was an explosion.
According to reports, the quake
was felt more in South Manchester
and Derrylield Park. On Mast road
residents claimed that the tremors
lasted at least a full minute.
The tremors were plainly felt,
much more so than the recent quake
of several weeks ago. It is believed
to have been the worst in this sec
tion in years. No damage was re
No Shock at Concord
Concord, N. II., Feb, 28. People
of this city failed to feel the shock
tonight and the first news of the
quake came to them over the radio.
.They were anxious to learn how
'other places were faring, but well
satisfied to live in a community
where there was no disturbance.
Says Earthquake
Started in “Fault”
Under Gulf of Maine
New York, March 1.—Scientists in
many cities and in several lands to
day were endeavoring to find the point
of origin of the earthquake which last
evening shook the northeastern quar
ter of the United States and eastern
Seismic experts in the area affected
found their data lather difficult to in
lerpret but their preliminary observa
tions tended to indicate that the dis
turbance started In the region of the
Groat J.akes, perhaps near the mouth
of the Saguenay River in the province
of Quebec.
Pather Tondorf. who has charge of
the five seismographs at Georgetown
University, estimated that the quake
centered about 620 miles from Wash
ington and that its epicentral point
was in the lake district.
Bearing out this approximation was
the report of the Dominion observa
tory at Ottawa, which, however, defi
nitely placed the point of origin at the
Saguenay mouth. Pather J. 8. O'Con
nor. professor of physics at Fordham
University, was not yet able to form a
final conclusion, but he thought it
"highly probable-' that the Canadian
scientists' deductions were corrost.
Meanwhile, several other opinions
ns to the epicentral point were of
fered. The Oxford University cabled
that unofficial reckonings put the
quake's starting place ''a few hun
dred miles distant from New York,
probably near Washington."
Other reports variously asserted
that the center of the disturbance
was in southern Pennsylvania, the
West indies, the mouth of the Sagi
naw River in Michigan.
ACimiiig iu nuuuiuuuaif> uif
ton that the approximately correct
point was the lower St. Lawrence
har.in were the assertions of several
experts that the tremors had fol
lowed the line of Logan's Fault, a
great fracture in the earth's crust
which occurred ages ago. This for
mation. it was explained, begins at
the mouth of the St. Lawrence, ex
tending to Montreal, and thence
down the Appalachian range as far
as Alabama. Last night's tremors
were probably caused by a subter
ranean slipping of rocks along the
Saturday evening's shocks appar
ently stopped at the Mississippi
river. They were recorded on a seis
mograph in Denver, and at the gov
ernment observatory at Victoria. B.
C., but the tremors were not felt in
the prairie provinces of Canada.
Dr. D. W. Johnson, professor of
physiography at Columbus Univer
sity, today advanced the theory that
the earthquake originated in a j
‘‘fault” under the gulf of Maine.
As located by Dr. Johnson, this ,
fracture in the rockbottom under the
sea is about 350 miles long, extending
from the head of the Bay of Funday
south to the coast of Massachusetts.
He said the fact that ttie tremors
were apparently most violent at Bos
ton and Nantucket, Mass., bore out i
tills theory.
Winthrop School
Ranks Among First
In Bankers’ Ass’n
(Special to Kennebec Journal)
Winthrop, March 1—The annual
report of the principal of the Win
throp grammar school. Mr. Joseph
Jordan, contains some interesting in
formation in regard to the school I
bank. He says:
"One year ago last November wo
established our school bank. Our ;
v- oi k is recorded with the American i
Bankers’ Association and we rank I
among the first In percent of savers
in our class in the United States, !
with a score of 97 ti-tl) percent. We
led all the schools of this state in
percent of enrolled pupils as depos
itors and also net savings per de
•ims ytar nils ueiermmeu vneiner
the liank was a fad or not. If last
year’s record was due to the novelty
of the idea, the depositors would
gradually die out, but on the con
trary, business has increased and in
20 weeks the deposits have amounted
to over $700 with only $12 withdrawn.
Much of the continued interCst in
the school bank throughout this
year is due to the contests which
have been conducted from time to,
time in the various grades. One of
the most effective was the Star con
test in the two upper rooms, where*’
blue stars were warded for all de
posits less than one dollar, and gold
stars for dollar deposits.
Little Miss Helen AbelH, a pupil
In the sixth grade led all four grades
In gold stars won having 21 to her
credit in less than a month. Roscoe
Harris was second in this grade with
IS blue stars. The totals for tho
itrade were 91 blue and 24 gold stars.
John Nedza won the honors in the,
seventh grade with 40 blue and 10 •
,'old stars and Harrison Woodman
was second with 45 Idue and ft gold,
rhe grae won 155 blue stars and '
19 gold ones. |
The contest is still running in the
dghtli and ninth grades, with Lionel
Vuolair, Robert Kleury, Richard
Uaughlin, Raul Holmes, Barbara
Howard and Orleton Roberts among
.he leaders. The month’s transfers
•o the Augusta Trust Co. amounted
o $238.02 from 137 depositors. 13 of
whom had never before hud a bank
I in speaking oi tne record or tlie
I bank. In regard to which lie is very
; enthusiastic, Mr. Wiswell of the Au- I
j gusta Trust Co., states that very j
i few of the young people who started I
in the School Bank last year, and ;
left the school by graduation In June :
have withdrawn accounts, but most I
, of them have continued to odd to 1
j their savings. He believes that the
1 boys and girls are establishing hab
its of thrift of inestimable value and 1
that through the school banks, a
thrifty generation is being brought
The total record of the. grammar
i school bank last year was a little !
I over $1000 and this record will un
doubtedly be duplicate this year.
Fenian DeBlois is cashier of the
school bank this year with Helen
Beatty as teller. In adition to these
officers 16 boys and girls have had a
month's experience ns assistants and
learned something of bankin'*
In closing his report. Mr. Jordan
cordially invites the public to exam
ine the work of these young officials
The Daily Cross Word PugjJ
The Go /den Stairs
1—A canonized person
8— Senior (abbr.)
9— Stormed
JO—Though (simplified spelling)
11— Exist
12— A Roman coin
13— A sopport
—A friend of Pythias
36— In a living state
, 37 The more fluid constituent of
the blood
18— A small game-bird
19— Exclamation
20— River in Kansas
82 Point of the compass
23—An early Church heresy
25—A rapacious winged monster
of Mythology
27— A coquette
28— A first century Roman em
29— Hazard
30— Like (suffix)
32— One (Scot)
33— A pain under one's belt
35—Civil Engineer (abbr.)
37— A mental deficient
38— Forms
1— Calls
2— The rear
8—Part or a stage performance
4— Apart (prefix)
5— A continent
6— A heathen
7— The last day of the week
8— To push
9— Twin brother of Romulus
10— A food
11— A title of nobility
13—A Roman celebrity who lost
his life at the destruction
14— Of (prefix)
15— A city of Nebraska
16— One, or any
17— To evade one's respontiuuts
18— Certain peoples of Centre)
18—To get up
21—A dance
23— To arrange In order
24— In place (preposition)
26— One's father
27— A fight
28— A cereal
30—City of ancient Greece
33— Solicitude
34— One thousand one hundred
36— Useful for cleaning the kltck>
en floor
37— One's mother
The solution will appear tomorrow
Solution of yesterday’s pastfe
Copyright, mS, by
The McClure Neictpaper Synfket*
of the hank for he is justly proud
of the neatness and accuracy dis
Greb Shows Class
In Roadway Bout
With Highwaymen
Pittsburgh. Mar. 1.—Harry Greb,
world’s middleweight boxing cham
pion, scored several knockouts dur
ing an impromptu fight staged last
night in a lonely toad In Highland
Park when the champion and two
companions in an auto'mobile were
held up by live men who escaped af
ter one of them had taken a ring
and $!).» from one of the women.
Police who Investigated after
Greb bad reported the robbery
found the road spattered with blood
as a result of the punishment indict
ed upon the highwaymen. They lat
er arrested George A. Seibert who
beth Greb and Ills companions Iden
tified as a membe* of the quintet.
Send Photographs
Over Telephone
Wires 3600 Miles
Washington, March 1—Transmis
sion of photographs over telephone
wires 3,600 miles long simultaneously
to three cities was tested here to
day by the American Telephone and
Telegraph Company, and was de
clared by officials to have been a
complete success.
It was the first time such trans
mission of photographs had been at
tempted to more than one city at
once and over so great a distance.
Nearly a dozen pictures were sent
to New York, Chicago and Kan
Francisco, only seven minutes being
required for each print. Officials of
the company here were In touch by
telegraph with their offices in the
three cities and were told that the i
experiment was without a hitch.
The demonstrations was arranged,
the official said, ns a final test be
fore announcing establishment of a
general trans-continental picture;
transmission service, and to perfect I
arrangements for sending pictures of:
the president inauguration Wednes
One of the pictures transmitted to
day was of President and Mrs. Cool
Idge, taken as they departed tills
morning from the First Congrega
tional church. Within seven minutes
ifter the negative was placed on the ;
transmitting machine, the picture,
was available for public In New
i'ork, Chicago and San Francisco.
At the Methodist parsonage on
Saturday evening, February 2S. Miss
C. Marion Jackson was united in
marriage to Herbert Lloyd Turner.
The ceremony was performed by Rev.
C. Li. Wheaton, pastor of the Manson
Streeet M. E. church, using the sin
gle ring service. Mr. and Mrs. Tur
ner will make their home in Pitts
field. whei e their many friends wish
for them a happy married life.
Ifollis M. Shaw
Word has been received here that
Hollis M. Shaw, aged 74. a patient
at the Waldo County- Hospital, who
committed suicide by hanging him
self in the bath room of the hos
pital. He had been in ill health for
some time and despondency is
•bought to have been the cause of
his taking his life. He was a native
of Belfast. The body is at Belfast
undertaking rooms awaiting advice
from Pittsfield. It is understood that
lie has no near relatives.
! Secretary Weeks
Takes Sharp Issue
With Gen. Mitchell
Washington, Feb. 28.—Secretary
Weeks reappeared today before the
House air craft committee and contra
dicted practically all of the charge*
that Brig. ' Gen. Mitchell, assistant
army air chief, has made against both
the war and navy departments.
The war secretary also turned the
flow of charges on the general himself,
and declared he had deliberately dis
obeyed instructions from President
Coolidgc In publishing certain maga
zine articles without war department
Gen. Mitchell published the articles,
the secretary said, without the re
quired approval, despite a letter from
the president cautioning him against
Mr. Weeks also said he wished to
state "emphatically” that the war de
partment had not "muzzled" either
Gen. Mitchell or any other officer to
keep him front '‘telling the truth” to
congressional committees
Asked during his testimony If be
! cared to express an opinion “as to
whether you will reappoint Mitchell,’'
whose appointment expires neit
month, the secretary replied:
“That is a matter which is entirely
in the hands of the president It
would be distinctly in appropriate for
me to discuss this matter before tak
ing it up with the president, which I
have not done.”
i “I never deleted any of Gen. Mitch
ell's articles,” Mr. Weeks said at one
time, nnd added later to a question!
“But to give up entire control over
matters produced by officers of the
army, I won’t do as long as I am sec
retary of war.”
Throughout his testimony the war
secretary conceded the number of air
planes in the army air arm was in
sufficient aril that the personnel also
was below the desired strength.
reminded the committee that ig “is
report each year he had requested'
more Vnoney than was given.
Mr. Weeks defended the experimen
tal program of the air service, de
clared the aircraft Industry was daw
oping rapidly ns to design and con
struction and that with the funds
available he did not consider It ad
visable to expend a large part of *
money allotted to the service for pur*
chase of aircraft that might become
obsolete in the immediate future.
___ ;r
V. S. I;osos on Salvage Appeal
Portland, Me., Feb. US.—A salvaS*
award to the Central Wharf Tow
boat Company of Portland and the
Saco liiver Towing Company
Saco, because of their rescue of the
freighter Analuiac from Fortunes
lioeks, April lit, 39-.”, has been »
Armed by the V. f?. circuit court o
appeals. The award was made W
Judge Hale of the U. S. district cou
here. An appeal was taken bv t *
government. The local concern
receive §4875 and the faaco
breeze f
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