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LABEL Kt'eord subscribers should renew at least ti,e days before their Kubscriptiona ex- ICKORY LEATHER Generally cloudy to night and SsturHau slightly warmer. 6 ESTABLISHED SEPTEMBER 11, 1915 HICKORY, W. CFRIDAY EVENING, MAY 27, 1921 PRICE FIVE CENTS M Daily ALL BERGDC'v PROPERTY SEIZED jKWERNMENT Alu-n Property Custodian 'takes Over Grover's Bank Accounts and His "Castle" Out From Philadelphia-wAll Valued at Nearly Mil lion Dolai s First in Two Years Mi.' Associated Ptc. pi.ihidelphh. May 27. All t!u ;,. i l in tl.H city of Grover l.',-i ! I I!, rgdoll, wealthy draft dewert- , i, h. h ih'W in Germany, valued ;, iui :o.".0,00'). wa'i sciz d i:day i ., "rhi'iniisi V. Miller, alien proper- t u tu.li.iM of the United Slates. 1: i ts el real estate ami money , :, ,j, ; H .-. i t in four local banks. I !:,, property mns hi'ld by Mrs. . in C Bcrgdoll, (J rover's mother, ui : f ! uer f attorney. The secure Mr. Miller unnoticed, was by diree t , n i f the president and under au t! ii;y t,f the trading with the ei e- JV'. :t''l. ll viir i lie inni i niiiei" Mi-. Bergdol! announced that af tu had testified beforti the in , t;-.;tiiig committee invest ij;'aii,.; t,.- i cape of Bcrgdoll from army , i u 'atits a ytar ago she held a pv.r of attorney for Clover. Mrs. i;, i : i 1 1 1 1 was served with papers it . ( ItJ.r her to surrender hi t nrop u'v and was notified that his prop Hty sw.uld ho taken over by tho j.,,', . rnmcru. .. c nipaiiied by Maj. Vincent A. imH, his personal attorney, Coh tic I Milh-r seized the "Bcrgdoll rar . tV" t-a the outskirts of this city, v. lure Mrs. Bcrgdoll lives. T:;is !! -i-c 1 1 was left to drover ty his fuM.i i'. Mrs. Bcrgdoll owning a resi ,lt t.i in tint section of the city gcr i:i!!v known as "Bro.vcrytown." HONESTY BEFORE , FULL RET I By the Associated Press. Washington, May 23. Full returns to satifactory full business cnrnlitions will be slow until the minority of busines-knen and work man who have ignored tho princi-lil.-i of common honesty are aroused t the necessity of sound and de cent standards of conduct,, according t.i Klhert II. fiary, chairman of the United States Steel Corporation. Speaking today before the Ajneri. ran Iron and Steel Institute, Mr. Gary who is president, said the American people are not buying enough to sup ply themselves fully with the ordinary comforts of life, although they have the means and disposition to do so. 'I'hi he explained, is due to the be lief on the part of the American people that prices should be lower. "There? is an abundance of- row bu.-inexft," he said, "with both ability rw inclination to place it, watting f'-r further adjustments which would put cost of living, wages and sell'ng n.st-4 on a parity. Patience, courage tmd a fiir disposition will brine Mit.i -factory condition in duo time." Present steel selling price, Mr. 'Jary declared, will not permit frti : "filurt.ions until wagys are further decreased. It would bp unjust, he said further to reduce wage rates before th cost of living cames down. , Hy the Associated Press. N'.v York. May 27. John C. Mor t"" "f I'hiladelphia was elected pros ''I'nt of the national board of fire underwriters at its annual meeting '" yesterday. rUKKII EG(iS SELL CHEAP '""ngo, May 2C Fresh eggs nuo- '"I at tl cents a dozen May 1. 10:-J0, plied to 20 cents a dozzen Mnv T '' vear, accfirding to O. W. Olson, -i'lnt of the wholesale dealers :i.ieiation. Iiutier and cheese, thq fiRuro ' '""W, have declined similarly. The resumption of cocked hat3 by Dual f.fricers not only means a fur l, i' i ( turn to normalcy, but to nod lll!'lcv that is just as ridiculous a. j. U-iud to be. Indianapolis News. URN 1 MORTON PRESIDENT b OF UNDERWRITERS HLES OF SPAGHETTI FOR CARUSO PARTY By the Associated Presn. N w York, May 27. Several mil es of spaghetti for the personal use of Enrico Caruso and his party have been placed on the steamer President Wilson which will sail for Italy to morrow when the famous tenor goes on board. Caruso is riot carrying "coal to Newcastle," for there is a reported shortage of spaghetti in his home land. BILL IS GIVEN l"' llP As'OCipter' I'reow. Washington, May 27.The Town fend $2CO,000,000 good roads bill was endorsed today by highway offici nls of North Carolina and Maryland. Col. Benham Cameron of North Carolina commission told the senate postoffice and roads committee he fa vored the plan for a separte commis fion as proposed by the Townsend bill, believing highway matters should be taken up by a separate body. He contended generally that the question of state's rights in selecting highways and improvements should be observed, but said the government had the r ight to designate highways on which it will appropriate money. Philip Terlman, secretary of the state sof Maryland, also endorsing the Townsend bill generally, suggest ed amendments which might, he said, nullify the $28,000,000 spent by Mary land in building 127 miles of im proved roads. The federal commis sion he said should not have power to require specific road width under pen alty of refusing federal aid. BEL EXPECTED Raleigh, May 27. Decision in the Southern Bell Telephone petition for increased telenhone rates through out North Carolina is expected with in the next ten days from the state corporation commission. Commissioner Maxwell said today that it was very probable that the decision -would be completed anu ready for publication by the last of next week. The bulk cf the work on the decision has already been done. The commission also will hand down a schedule of rates that the Southern Pc.er Company may charge for its hydro-electric power. The telephone case, however, will be announced first. Bishop Thomas W. Darst of Wil mington is to preach the baccalaur eate sermon and John Skelton WU i;or..a vf' T?i"hmond is to deliver the liuilio J .' .i commencement aumcas '- .address foetore me graduating class of the North Uaro- Una State Uoiiege oi Agriculture and Engineering. The exercises will be held from May -U to STRIKERS SAY THEY WILL HAVE NEW BOAT New Orleans, La., May 27. The rfleelaratiion of the 'officials of the .uiiinff marinr unions that they A Vinvp in oDeration a ncv speed launch to take the place of the New Florida recently captured bv the police, brought from Super intendent Molony the declaration that they .were welcome to "run their boat anv .vhere they please except in my jurisdiction." "We'll bring on our new SP"'-1 the new , Florida and opera her in the harbor with out waiting for an injunction to stop the police from molestmg us, .he'll apear when, nobodv w expect ing her," said Cnarlcs Thome bus -the. sailors' union ai nes rZZnc. with Dan Lyons, head of the firemen. TOWNSEND ROAD DEC S On S 01 H Novelty irom 'emtiiy laniiiies, who attend a school at T a rry tow ii-ou-tlie-lludson, are taught some novelties in the way of athletic- sports devised by Doctor Angell. who created many pastimes for the soldiers during the war The illustration shows the girls in a "sitting cage ball race." 6 r nriHir H ML BY GLOUB BIST i!v the Associated Prfss. Lynchburg, Va., May 27. Many thousands of dollars worth of dam age was done here by a cloud burst last night, probably the heaviest los er being the local plant of the Con solidated Textile Company-. The city was a heavy loser by street washouts and several street car lines were tied up during the morning rush hours by washouts and mud. Much damage was done to truck ing near the city or creeks. By the Associated Press. Washington, May 27. Confirma tion by the senate late yesterday of David U. Blair of Winston-Salem, N. C, to be commissioner of internal revenue is expected to result in the speed clear up of a number of im portant matters that have been held up in the revenue bureau. Mr. Blair's nomination was con firmed yesterday by a vote of .r9 to li), eight Demociats and seven Re publican senators opposing. ANOTHER PAIR OF 'FATHER'S' TROUSERS '.? th Asnoiaf.ci F-reas. Lexington, Va., May 27. Theo dore Kppio of Wilmington, N. C, has presented to Washington & Lee Uni vnveitn n rn i nf Tijindsojnp KJltlTl livowlips oTiro the Timnertv of (ieoru-o Washinlgton. The fcreeches which j wpro made tall and worn bv the cen-! eral descended to relatives. N TICE TAKEN OF SHIPMENT FARMS By the Associated .Press. Washington, May 22. Great Brit. ain has made no representations to iv, tt:-i cfr, v.,.,wi;r,rr v, r- i-, j i e a : . , . poitea moment ui iKiu and ammunition to Ireland and the raising of funds in the United States by the sale of theb onds of the 'Irish republic," officials said today after their attention had been directed to press dispatches telling of interpel lations made in the British parlia ment on the subject. It was indicated that unless rep resentations were made official cog- mzance of the alleged shipments would not be taken by this govern- ment' J, , , . mw'tm rtAniv ivnmpn WHI I F W A TPH INT nP5ASTFP WHILE ATCHING DlaASlbK Greenville, S. C, May 27. While standing in the st.rppt lookin-r at an automobile which had been badly! demolished by collisision with the city water wagon, John Wyatt, 70, ' Mill Money. 50, and a young man- named Yarborough were struck by. another automobile and seriously in- jured ton Pendleton street. f I 1 nannm III! BLAIR TAKES UP HIS REVENUE DUTIES in Athletic WAREHOUSES 10 iir . (BY MAX ABERNETHY) Raleigh, May 27. rroper ware housing will save .North' Carolina farmers from four to five rrtUMons annually on their cotton in the opin ion of Dr. B. W. Kilgore, director of the Agricultural Extension Service in this state, who yesterday made his report to the joint committee for ag ricultural work. "North Carolina's shave of r.h lost through the country damage to cot ton amounts to between four and live million dollars annually," ho says, "Most of which can be saved through proper warehousing in addition to gains fvbm sale on proper grades and cooperatively in lots of consider able quantity. Help has been given toward I. ringing about proper ware housing and improved methods of selling through warehouses, expert engineering assistance in warehouse construction, insurance and opera tion." Plans for the warehouse aro being furnished through the warehouse en gineer There are already 32 ware houses being operated imder tho state and federal system, and some r0,()00 bales have been warehoused during the season. California and New York joined hands and forced North Carolina out of fourth and into sixt.t place during the year in the value of farm crops, according to the director"? report. Agriculturally from the stand point of production the past year was one of the very best in th? his tory of the state," Dr. Xilgoro says, "demonstrating that we know how to produce, the largest :rops of to bacco and corn and one of our larg est of cotton being grown, but the low rrice for farm products here as in other parts of the country, result ing from the deflation and deprecia tion, have had their cii'vt on our farmers and the tirmui.? industry, and the state lost :U place as the fourth state in the union in the monev value of its farm crops. ali fovnia and New York nosing; it from fourth to sixth position among the states in the union. North Carolina m-i' yet regam its lost position Dr. Ki'gorj , thinks "if we have the vision to look forward and the good sense to look backward and profit by experience." FEDERAL BUDGET BILL PASSES CONGRESS Kr tho Assneiflten jrresM. TVT o tt 97PS,cc:ntrp of the bm establishing a federal budget SyStem was complete today, the house adopting the conference Jreiort on the measure, which now goes to the president. m,, m COTTON By the Associated Press. New York, May 27. 'The cotton h . tod on the r rt of a thority pointing to a-con dition of G3, a reduction of 31 rer cent in acreage and a prospective croP of only 7,040,000 bales First pricps .ere some hiher and ,actlve months sold 3'J to 4U points nigner than last might's closing during the Parly trading July - October December January March Open Close '12.98 12.97 13.80 13.73 14.18 14.27 14.15 14.58 14.47 for Girls . QUIET IS REPORTED IN WEST 10 By the Associated Press. Williamson, . Va., May ,27. The entire length of the West Virginia, Kentucky border affected by the in dustrial controversy was said by state and county authorities today to. be quiet. Not an arrest had been made or a disturbance reported in 24 hours, said Captain Brockus, commander of the Virginia police. The prospects of a congressional investigation of the situation was re ceived with satisfaction by the peo ple here, but officials were silent. 8y the Associated Pres. Philadelphia, May 27. The 25th annual convention of the American Cotton Manufacturers opened here today. Delegates who are - in attend ance from all sections of the south and east reported most of the mills ninning, but many of them on part time. W. D. Adams of Charlotte, N. C, secretary of the association, reported that at least 1,000 mills are produc ing "despite the slump in business" fodrWdItsIe KILLED ON RAIL By the Associated Press. Aurora, Ills., May 27. -Four high school students, three boys and a girl, were killed and two others were injured early today when an' automo bile in which they were , riding home from a dance slid down a hillside and was struck by a passenger train. DDIE IS AOAI LEAVING FOR IT Bv the Associated Press. Cheyenne, Wyo., May 27. (Captain Eddie Rickenbacher, American aca, resumed at 6 a. m. as a passenger in a mail plane his transcontinental flight which was delayed by a smash nr Inst, nierht. TTe said he believed he would reach Washington, D. C, by noon Saturday. LEAVES FOR OMAHA North Platte, N. D., May 27. Ed die Rickenbacher, who left Redwood City, Cal., yesterday in,, a flight for Washington, D. C left here at 9:45 a. m. for Omaha. REACHES OMAHA Omaha, Neb., May 27. Eddie Rick enbaidier, American ace, arrived here at 11:53 a. m., in an airplane for Washington. UNIONISTS CLAIM ELECTION Belfast, May 2G. Unionist leaders are already contemplating the pos sibility of returning all their 40 seats to the narliament. The re ports from Londonderry last night showed. - I itsS11 Busy ROAD CHAMBER OF ROLL CONTINUES TO GROW More Than Three-Fifths of Membership Al ready Pledged Canvassers Meet Again Monday and Members Will Organize Monday Night Fine Showing IER VESSEL IS IN BAD CONDITION By the Associated Press. New York. Mav 27. The shinnino- board steamer Oscaloosa, Mobile for Antwerp, May 23, was reported to - day by wireless as disabled approxi-l ''l'-' steering committee, which re mately 125 miles southeast of Jack-:"&ived itself into a canvassing com sonville. The ship's main feed and j mittee, has, been doing soxne splcn . t'"'i' W...C wut, ui mission find rVio wna ehnvfr r.-e -fV -1, a X "7a Tu:.:1: ' .vmivl, Liic JIUUU ctlU. 11. tile vicinity were urged to go to her re lief. By the Assiated Press. Philadelphia, May 27. Such dis armament as may minimize the bur dens in supporting the army and na;y u-ithout imperiling national safety ,was favored by the committee on reform in its report submitted today to the United Presbyterian general assembly in session here. Other recommendations included: Continue loyal support of the anti salocn leaglue; proper enforcement of national, and state prohibition, and cooperation 'ivvitlf all reform agencies in an effort to make polygamy "anywhere in the United State" a I'egal crime. A report endorsed the state and national Lord's day alliance and urg ed that ministry try in every way to counteract "the efforts to make the sabbath a day of commercialized pleasure." SOLD TO WINSTONSALEM By tho Aociatp'l prop? Rocky Mount, N. C, May 27. Jim Moore leading hitter in the Piedmont. SOUND PBSITIOI ON ARM1EIT QUESTION league last year who was purchased , puroprted to be collected for the re by the Rocky Mount club from Dan- ,ief of disabled ex.service men are ville, has been sold to Winston -Sa- , . ,. . , . . . . , jem- 'being diverted from thir original nivi MORRISON APPEALS Raleigh, May 27. -Governor Mor rison's appeal for the Near East Be lief is made public today. It follows. "Whereas, Wednesday, June 1 has been set aside as a day in which the near east relief will make a special appeal to the America-i people for old and worn clothin r, for th.? use of the suffering nations in the Near East, it is my hope that the men, women and children of North Caro lina will give their cooperation to this worthy cause. "It is not asking much of us to give our discarded clothing to the suffering people of these, the most devastated countries in all the world, and I am sure that no better use .for these articles can be found. It is lit tle that is asked; and there should be few iwho cannot give something to this call. earnestly appeal to all Chrisi ian ministers in our state to bring this matter to the attention of t! eir congregations, to the end that they may cooperate to the fullest extent in this undertaking. I am positive that if they are acquainted with the existing need for help they will gladly and generously respond. -"This movement for helping the stricken inhabitant of Bible Lands is headed by Josephus Daniels, a state chairman, and has the approv - al and backing of leading citizens throughout our commonwealth. "Now, therefore, I, Cameron Mor rison, governor of North Carolina, do earnestly call upon the good pec- j pie of North Carolina to help give this call your immediate attent on and cooperation and to help the lead ers in this movement make it a great success." NEGRO ELECTROCUTED By the Associated Press. Raleigh, N. C, May 27. Luke Fra zier,' New Bern negro under sentence for. killing another negro, was execut ed at the state penitentiary today. COMMERCE Deferring their meeting until Mon day at 12:30 the members of the steeling committee of the Chamber of Commerce today set about Ui run the number of membeihips from i 375 to 500 and' make a report Mon jday night to a general meeting of (the members. At this time 1 direr- tors will be selected from the list of - nominations made on Mond y night last. Over $4,000 a yer.. fax- !trt0 years has already been piedirtd. mm worK during the pat f-w d iv L , . K "' i!na iorrs were made to to see every j possible prospect in Hickory. It realized of course that some good men were not seen, and some will not be sen through various cs-.ise.-r, b'7t it is iiup'V; tl' : every m.: i who v .mid like to put himself in line for serving Hicko-y will not hesitate to J'-,Il!- A subscription may be left at eiiher bank, -. th any members of the com mittee or any member of the Ll.an.ber. -V tha Associated Press - aWshingto", May 27. Advisabil ily of ; ''congressional investigation of the collection and expenditure of funds by soldiers' relief organiza tions was considered today by the house rules committee, Representa tive Johnson, Republican of South Dukotah, a former service man, be ing sponsor for the bill. It states "charges are made and there is reason to believe that much c the money collected to insure legislation is collected surreptitious ly" and that "large sums of monev 'lawful purpose." Some of the men collecting funds, iMr. Johnson charges in his resoln j tion, have been previously convict ! ed for collecting funds for similjr nurposes and have served sentences. He specified specifically in his meas ure, the national soldiers' league, the national service bureau and the pub licity underwriting corporation, all with headquarters in New York City. (tUEZUX APOLOGIZES FOR ASSAILING JUDGE By the Asociated Press. Manila, P. I., May 20. Delayed) Apology to Supreme Court Justice Elias Finley Johnson was voiced to day by President Manuel Quezon t f the Philippine senate for criticisms of the jurist last December on the floor of the territorial senate. Pres ident Quezon, in speeches, criticised Judge Johnson for what Quezon con sideied an arraignment by Johnson., of the administration of former Gov ernor-General, 'Francis Burton Har rison. It was a statemc:-- the jurist made just prior to his departure for the United States last November Quezon had also attacked Judge Johnson for decisions rendered sev- I eral years ago, one of which involved r.n act of former Governor-General Forbes in deporting lawless. Chinese. In apology, I,rcsident Quezo today said: "I regret having criticise ' you for paving out that statement; that in so ci :lleising you, 1 did in belief that i v.u meant to attack the administra- ti'-'n of Governor Harrison by charg- i'l'i it with partiality in favoring the Nacionalista party in disregard to m-atrial prosperty of the country. I gladly withdraw v.ha I said about you, and I wish to add that I have nothing personal against you, you always have been very kind to me, m. fact I have every reason to be friend ly with yo, as indeed I am. "When I criticisicd you, I did So because I felt it my duty as a pub-. lie cflieer to express publicv my disappointment over what I consider ed a wrong attitude on the part of a high official of the government, but after hearing '.vhat you had to say, I gladly, offer you my apology." ORGES CONGRESS TO LOOK FOR RASCALS .