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HEPTP' ' lfl5. HICKORY, N. C, WEDNESDAY EVNING, DECEMBER 6, 1922. PRICE FIVE CEMTS
I HE- FOB BUSy SESSION A Pmhmmcm GELEBRATIQN FINANCIAL - - " WHEREAS. A ffi-eat conflagration lias visited.o sister - FUR CITf REPORT i public wi iVCrpvin!iv.iMit.v accepts me 1tJ.'uf krt'i'ii'C normal chil jtilutis 1y becoming a,r;itMi'y ("'" tlu sfiviitiCic proper vuiv Protection ateaient was made ry air. Johnson, slate commw el fare, in presenting lfartf invi'ii'm u repivseu- 'ch'ic ana trauTiiai ion.wini- - 'l sections ot the state : " . ... ,hoio toilay lo select dcfin Lw0f sucn reclamation worn ii their o n cities and to JK legislative support of such . . i . i j shoultt lv pioviueu lor jcue of public funds. )f;ho State r.oard of Chan ge Welfare given at the ion- that f 'f the thirteen sf with the fiscal year appvoximatcly ten ,.pir.iKT.t, neglected and do ::!dre:i were handled by ;t courts ;;tul superinten- ; wvltare in Aortn i. aro- Cim-i'ti:!:d facilities and sympathetic public under a tiw child problem makes . ! I..... re v Kiu' ini'su cnimren Dtfctioii and training as iorJif to develop into self j!t-u'spt'etiijr citizens, 1 swell u:c raiiKs ot aauit ar.d delir.MUonts, it was iiihew declared that the ibiblytho paramount need iWmi' juvenile courts A probation service and liiit-i fr giving children b pnyiiiil examinations, scd institutional care also intent, she continued, "that children could be : their own homes if some ..i is availat-le, and this 'wi'lcl through a state in of Mothers' Aid. Chil i no: lie separated from -ally, moi-ully, physically 1 imp t'lcii. M " ou!d i.'v.kr it p;s "hv the iony; waiting'list :in-i niiis-'i's i;i the rtatu ' in tht-.-c institutions for '.'hiidrcri who are totally - of who come from such wsdiiittv, that it is impos ' lr tho;n : their owi; i C;i!'o:.i;.a al present is ii.it ,-tati only that have Uws'Ai.l'ht. assorted. 'o "f Hi'.; mentally defce 11 11 v:s pres'onU'd to the '"'lihe legislative program '''II Trai-iir;!;- School dis the iiso.ii serious situa Hwoiir.H ha. to face today, J this IjI'l- :onl 1,1 ir.n w tin. ""intcupficity of the Cas ','Si.h'io!. which is equipp n ''"li"l inf.. to .jof) chil :,i,h"tprv, oi,i, it. vau NtJrt. ;tf,'r "nly :joij hecauHe it.s i:t-f,Jl"l a exhausted. iW'T recommended that ''"'the school be increased "ar:it of 1,0 children and fr an infirmary and training, Tuttlf, of the Hurnnii tiir- result (In,,.. 1 m on Ciy council at a busy session last 1. . ... niKnt passed on f n-st reading the anti wood shingle' ordinance and will meet again, tonight, to consider the water situation. Several encrinoors .-;ii l. present tonight to discuss the feasi bility of a. gravity .water system, and to give council estimates on the rela tive cost of the present and proposed system. The meeting will be in the nature of an exploration and nothing will be binding. The anti-wood shinde ordinnnrv. was proposed by the insurance agentr; and adopted unanimously after Geo R. Wootten, Earl N. Carr and othe! local men had stated that the cosi of fire-proof roofing is about the same'as wood shingles, that the ir-. su ranee rate on residences envprml with wood would be reduced 10 cent: a hundred on the adoption of the ordl nance and that all metal or other satf 'material placed on houses would Di'ing the rate down 20 cent on such buildings. Covering authorized is orick or concrete, clay or Portland cement tile, tin or slate, asbestos- shingles one-eighth of an inch thick elt, asbestos-asphalt and similar materials. This ordinance looked trood to eoun- eilmen and is designed to afford great er protection in the residential sec tions. In 12 years all homes in the city must have non-inflammable roofs The city may buy from the Shuford estate the Shuiord residence on Tentl avenue for a leacherage, the proposi tion having been put before the boan' by J. A. Moretz. From the rear 0; me nome lour lots nave been cu: off and it was iivoposed to sell thi city the house and front, with abou; 12 feet in the rear, for $12,000, Mr Moretz thought the city and the own ers could agree on terms and sug gested the building and loan as tht best wav to finance the proposition Mayor Yount and Councilman Aber nethy named a committee to stud the offer and report. Edward L. Shuford, Geo. Bailey and Mrs. W. B. Ramsay appeared before council in the interest of New Ben relief and the mayor, who was draw ing un a proclamation, said he woul' issue it this morning and Mr. Shuforr' promised that the Rotary, Kiwapt; nd Community clubs would get be hind the movement to raise fund an clothing here for the distressed ir New Bern. Fire Chief II. E. Vvhitener was toic that if he would put $2,500'before ci council, a Gamcwcll fire alarm systen. would be bought, and the chief accept crt the proposition. The system wil cost from $12,000 to $14,000 am will be a great aid in getting th-. firemen to the exact location of : blaze without delay. Manufacturer: are expected to help largely in rai in" the money. By a vote of three to two, Mayoi Yount breaking the tie, council re fused to reinstate hugene bigmor ru? police officer at a salary of $115 a month. The motion to eieci nun w: made by Councilman Watson aftci Cbiff Lentz .had presented the ap plication. Councilman Abernethj seconded me nomination. vui bers of the council said they hkc( Mr. Sigmon, but .they did not iee that ho should be a member 01 i.t. police department. It 1. Mi'f 11 b. t I ' "'"i IIWUxvmI t'-'tini..! . . J1 1-nge six) kiiswsy '"': Ih n 1 i! 'h I,. . " " l'1 ociunianun JlUVor .M. If. Vnnnt , ,'H'nizatlons of Ififkorv fumlu 1 -1- . -if. I IT"' PJ'opIo of New lj'"tabiy minded are Clothing mav be t,u?"lclpal building and C" 1,u" or any of -.1, at Ita Community K ' aril K wnnu iiha fcitk :,. ot Commerce wil IW Ly m sending E( u-.., ar :'.,"ar,y Link reprc , om Dusiness or Bern. Mrs' lu Shuford WHEREAS, A great conflagration has visited our sister city of New Bern, rendering thousands destitute, and homeless, and whereas, the mayor of said city, as well as the Governor of tho state, has appealed to the various communities of the state fcr as sistance, r . ... . - NOW, Therefore, I, M. H, Yount, as mayor of the city of Hickory, hereby earnestly urge all our citizens, who are charitably inclined, to respond freely to this worthy cause, either in money or clothing. All contributions in money can be left at either bank or it any drug store in the city, and all contributions of clothing can oe left at the municipal building, and all persons who have cloth ing to contribute and are unable to delivef the same can call at the city manager's office fgr information. Thd committee has fixed Thursday and Friday of this week as the days for contributions, and a committee of ladies will receive the same at the city hall. It has always been the pride of Hickory that no worthy cause has ever gone unheeded, and to this call Hickory people will respond with their usual cheerfulness. i Respectfully, A M. H. YOUNT, 1 i , ; ... Mayor. 1 :: AIRMEN DIE COLLISION TJODAY 3y the Associated Press. Newport News. Va., Dec. G. Maj. Juy L. Gearhart of Lavenworth, Kans. :apt. Benton A Doyle ot St. i,ouis md four enlisted men were killed at jangley field today when a Martin )ombing plane carrying five men and okker scooting machine piloted by ' 1 1 1 -1 ..A Or -fnfii- in he major couiaea auouu &o ii " he air. The enlisted men killed were Staff "crgeant Morrick, Cleveland, u., ?rivatc F. J. Blunka, Chicago; Pri- ate Thomas Jordan, Deppe Stepp, . i t iiino vv,;io ja., and 1 rivaie jjcuh ivuikw, elphia. H SURE OF RESULT! - " By the Associated Press. Memphis, Tenn., Dec. 6. With a permanent organization assured snd a definite program worked out, mem bers of the cotton states association, as the new body v will be known, ex press ed confidence that its existence ISEARGH IS MffiE 1 for Fsnippn I un t-uuiia l.u lit By the Associated Press. Los Angeles, Dec' 6. Search for Mrs. Clara Phillips, convicted of beat ing Mrs. Alberta T. Meadows to death has brought satisfactory results' and with a hammer, who escaped yester under the new organization will ren- (iay f rom the Los Angeles penitentiary was in active progress throughout this section, including Mexican lower Cal- NEWS RECEIVED jy SHOALS . the Asociated Press. Washington, Dec. 6. War depart ment records - show that Maj. Guy j. Gearhart Leavenworth, Kans., and japt. Benton A. Doyle of St. Louis ,vere stationed at Langlcy field. A nessagc received by the air service iaid Major Gearhart and Captain )ovle and four enlisted men had been dlled, but did not go f the accident. der better A. W. McLean of Lumberton, N.'.C, former secretary of the treasury, and if or some time managing directorof the war finance corporation, stated at the closing of the meeting last nighty that the organization had achieved re sults in calling attention of represen tatives of the southern states to the necessity for cooperation with the de partment of agriculture in extermi nating insect pests, particularly the boll weevil. into details jV Uie ASSillUltvu - n r ....... . . ,1 Washington, Dec. 0. uovni.. controlled corporation to piouu nitrogen for war purposes and cneaper tiiizer for farmers was propoeu today as a solution of the Miwcie Shoal, project by fZ Dickenson of Iowa, leader of the farm bloc in the house. In a statement accompanmg me u. Mr. Dickenson sam i Muscle Shoals had been suojecwu nxicM criticism as 10 uture of the plant and m i been led to the conclusion ma, plan of federal operation )lan that will insure eaoy of the work. Mr. Dickenson's bin pruv.u the federal chemical assut. Sowers to and opera. the Muscle bnoa -i - manufacture of nr ; the latter to be sola nt cost less three aim at t0T : th plant. No charge per cent . already would be added ior equ. installed. - , . onfvftri-. The corporation woukt ! tr, sell excess power to mu" MEXICO LACKS 70,000 BALES Mexico City, Nov. 21. A defieit of 70,000 bales of cotton in the normal itock of 100,000 bales, usually kept in Mexico City, is reported in com mercial circles. It is .pointed out tnat at present at least 85,000 bales are in warehouses in Lower California, but are not available for Mexico City consumption because of lack of trans portation facilities. - ! WESTERN STORM IS . COllIWITIi MM ifornia. r , Despite vai'ious other . "tips and clues" sheriff's deputies geneially held to their original belief that the ham mer murderess had fled across the border to Mexico and plans were made to extend the search as far. as the west coast of lower California in Mexico. Armour L. Phillips, the convicted woman's husband, upon whose stgry of his movements the 24 hours preced ing his wife's escape, "some doubt had been cast," according to sheriff's dep uties, i I Although not placed in jail he was in 1 charge of a deputy; sheriff with wjjoai !heyept;and ith; whom he wasdoHake His tmeals ' Hintil further notice," according to deputies. Hickory will have a community Christmas celebration this year, in wiuct. everyone will have an oppor tunity to participate. This was de elded at a meeting of the Community service committee held in the Chamber of Commerce last evening. Caroling win iorm an important part of the Christmas celebration. The object, of this plan is to organize groups of car olers to sing on Christmas Eve throughout the entire city. The carol ing groups will be made up of chil dren from the. grades and high school church choirs, and other organizations Since Christmas Eve this year falls on Sunday, it has been suggested that the caroling take place immediately af- rar the bunday evemna: services Homes wishing to have the carolers stop and sing are asked to place the symbol 01 welcome in their windows m the form of a lighted candle. Arrangements will be made to have all church and school bells ring for a period 01 live minutes announcing to the community and the carolers that the urogram will begin. , Mrs. Robert S. Brown, supervisor of music in the graded schools, has al ready started to familiarize the chil dren with the carols and will soon be gin to organize them into smalPgroups. xhe city will be distributed according to wards with a ward chairman an various subchairmen in each, in order that there will te no overlapping in the program. Mrs. S. H. Farabee has been appointed chairman of the car oling groups and will begin work on the selection of the various ward chairmen-and adult leaders. There will be an adult in charge of each group, which .will have a certain territory to cover on Christmas Eve. , The four carols that have been se leeted by the committee are "O Come 4.11 Ye Faithful," "Silent Night," "O Little Town of Bethlehem," and "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear." Stories -f these four carols will be printed in the local newspapers in addition to the words of the- hymns. Everyone is re quester to clip these stories out of the papers, when they appear so that all will be familiar with these songs and able to sing them at all occasions dur ing the Christmas season. V The cpmmittee is also arranging to have atree 01 -light erected at the park on Union square, where a varied program will be given on -Christmas evening. r NORTH CAROLINA HAS HIGHEST BIRTH RATE Washington, D. CJ Dec. 6. The department of commerce announces that provisional birth figures com piled by the bureau of the census for the first six months of 1922 in dicate lower birth rates than for the corresponding six mionths of 1921 For the1 states compared the birth rafte ior the Ifirst six months was 22.7 in 1922 against 24.8 in 1921. The highest birth rate for the half year (30) is shown for North Carolina and the lowest (18.1) for Vermont. Births so far reported for the first six months gf 1922 indicate a lower birth rate for the year than the 1921 rate for the birth registration area By the 'A ssoeiatcd Prcss- . Washington, Dec. 0. The far west ern disturbance, will move rapidly east southeastward and rain is prob able in the next .36 hours in the lower Ohio valley, East Tennessee and in the Atlantic states south of Pennsylvania, the weather bureau announced today. GRAVE ROBBERS OF VIENNA HUNTER WITH DOG 5 CLEMSI-CEMfi s HIVIL By the Associated Press. Dublic, Dec. 6. Ireland took her place today among the world's com monwealths. The provisional govern ment and parliament ceased to tunc By the" Associated . Press. Greenville, S. C, Dec. G. Clemson College will play Center College at Danville, Ky., October 13, 1923, it was announced here today. We believe Mr. ' Hohenzollerri - got married ajrain, because he would have Hon their place being taken by the somebodys-around who would have to tion, tneir pa s tQ read from his book. New York Tribune. . nOMQ ities and states or corRu.--preference to cities and spates. with t i r moT a wish to con. The difference 'W that ht r nw Bern are capitol m "ta s c v he-other a Ml. ai,, ,hf.y ,an uav(, one -is m .Wn .St. Thomas CM"'r.i' banks or bin i:? . ; '' uie oanks or im m '"J " l.Inlirnai vl'Ahiui; ut city hall. (Out.) Times-Journal, nprmanent parliament and cabinet of the- Irish Free state and the new commonwealth being put orderly into being. , . , . The provisional regime wnicn cea&eu to exist today had such full powers that the new one now inaugurated marks but little change except in name. The program of the day pro vided that the parliament meet with ,t premony and after its. members had taken the path, they should elect an executive council. The; v arrange ments amount simply to commm. in office of the men alrer uy tnere. iota -..'-j&2 i Vienna, Nov. 13. -Ghouls have "be come so active in the jrreat cemc press, that police guards now patori these resting places of the dead every night, accompanied by dogs. The grave robbers are disinterring new4y" buried bodies and robbing them of clothing, -the little jewelry sou venirs that loving families have sent with dear Ones to the grave, of gold filled teeth, and even shearing the tresses of women. GIVE BOOTLEGGERS SOME BAD MONEY By the Associated Press. Washington, Dec. 6. The . bootleg liquor business has brought about a big increase in counterfeiting, much of which is the work of amateurs, W. If. Moran, cliief of the secret ser vice, told the house committee at hearings made public today. ' , 'We, tore just now very greatly toubled with some counterfeit bills of bad worknianship in the eastern half pt". the country," said Mr. Moran, "which is being given for liquor. "It is being, done to aconsiderable extent. On the Canadian border the counterfeiter is defrauding the people on the i other- side of the border on the purchase of whiskey which he seeks to bring across." BKOTSEI illilS. Georp-c Bailey is the new president of the Hickory Kiwanis club. He was elected last night at a largely at tended meeting and will assume his new duties at the first meeting in January. ,. Elected along with Mr. -Bailey were Hiram Balch, vice-iprelsident; Rus sell M. Yount, secretary, and Roy Abernthy, trustee. The executive com mittee chosen last night consists of Dr. Thomas C. Blackburn, Rev. W. Rufus Bradshaw, Alonzo M. West, Eubert Lyerly, J. Monroe Allred, Dr. Walter W. Rowe and Donald T. Apple gate. The eleetiorf of officers was the principal matter of business, but the club took action on New Bern relief and named President Bailey as head of its committee to cooperate with other organizations. Donald T. Applegate is retiring president and soo'- he wil' join Roy Abernethy and Chas. W. Bagby as ex-presidents of th local club. Mr. Bailey has displayed quite a bit of .talent as leader and members of the club feel sure that his adminis tration, like those that have past, will be rich, with deeds done. BAKERY 14 YEARS OLD -Mr. G. W. Ellington, proprietor of the City Steam Bakery, is receiving the congratulations of friends on the rounding out of 14 years of business activity in Hickory. His bakery pro ducts; are f irs.t class and he has built up a large volume on the merit of his, goods. Mr. Ellington has one of the best equipped bakeries in the state, and his "Hickory's Pride Bread" is used in practically every household. The Record extends to him congratulations. Washington Dec. 6. Reduction of the maximum income surtax rate from the present 50 per cent to not more than 25 per cent and the closing uo so far as possible of existing aven ues of escape from federal taxes are urged by Secretary Mellon in hfs annual report, transmitted today to congress. No general revision of the revenue laws is proposed not are ad ditional taxes suggested, Mr. Mellon expressing the hope of meeting any indicated government deficit through collection of back taxes and income from other sources. The treasury secretary informs con gress that to attempt alone to stop the gaps through which there is an avoidance of tax payments to . the government will not be enough be- ' cause the existing rates of surtax "put such heavy pressure on the larg er taxpayers to reduce their taxable incomes" that new ones would urery be found. He adds that the high rate's "sound productive,' but that the fact remains that they are becoming in creasingly ineffective and are yielding less and less revenue each year. Then bluntly he tells congress the time has come to "face the facts squarely" and to correct the artificial conditions which now prevail and which, he asserts, are not wholesome from the point of view of business or industrial development, and at the same .time, are impairing the reve nues of the government. The more important of the methods used by the taxpayers to reduce the amount of "income subject to taxa tion ;are listed by Mr. Mellon as fol lows,: Deduction of 3ckses on sales of capital asserts, with the failure to realize on capital gains. Exchanges of property and securi ties so as to avoid taxable fcins. . Investments in tax-exempt securi ties:: and Division of property, creation ot trusty,, and the like. 'Not ail of these things can be controlled bv law or by regulation," he coatimred, "and most of them lead to unnatural .-and frequently harmful economic results. To reach the evil the thing most necessary is the reduction 01 - the surtax rates themselves, in order to reduce the pressure for 'avoid ance and maintain the revenues deriv ed from the surtax. Until some such readjustment is made the yield of the higher surtaxes will ter.d in the ordinary course oi; events, to drop toward the vanishing point. The wise course is to reform the surtaxes now while th" system still functions and at the same time to close, so far as possible, the gans which now exist. On this basis thrr revision can be made without loss of revenue, and. in the long run, with material benefit to the revenues." To surort his argument that the high surtaxes gradually are "defeat ing their own purpose," he calls at tention that while net incomes of aTl classes during the period from 1916 to 1920 increased from $6,298,577,620 n 1916 to $23,735,629,183 in 1920, ana the number of returns from 437,036 m 1916 to 7, '59, 944 in 1920, the -number of returns of incomes over $300,000 decreased during the same period from 1,296 m 1916 to 396 m 1920, and the amount of incomes over $300,000 from $922,972,986 in 1916 to $246,354,585 in 1920. : : t In "earnestly urging" prompt adop tion of the proposed constitutional amendment against the further issu ance of tax exempt securities, he Treasury Secretary says these securi ties, now reaching, the market at the rate of about $1,000,000,000 annually. " from the" 1 (Outstanding avenue"1 of escane from the surtaxes. "With these securities available for investment, fully exempt as they are . from federal income surtaxes," Mr. Mellon continues, "investors . who would normally put their surplus, funds into productive enterprise, are, automatically driven under the pres- ; sure of high surtax rates into In vestment in tax-exempt securities, with the result that the federal gov ernment loses the revenue, business and industry loses the capital, and funds badly needed for productive pur poses are diverted into unproductive, and frequently wasteful expenditure. "This is a situation which can not be permitted to continue without grave danger to our economic struc ture, as well as our system of taxa tion' ; . ,. . ' ' , . J. , "'- , TO IK RGO The Carolina Motor Company of Newton and Statesville has obtained the agenc for the Ford 31 oto Com-, pan- products in Hickory, it is an nounced "today, and the company has secured show and storage rooms at Tohr"on's Garage Former Sheriff R., Lee Hewitt and F. G. Deaton, the lat- . ter of Statesville, amde arrange- ' incnts here yesterda" and their an lo'ineement appears in the Record, today. : ' y Mr. Deaton. who wiM be in charge , . of the sales department heie, is said : -to be one of the livest salesmen in this section. Mr. Deaton already has moved his residence to Hickory.