Newspaper Page Text
Rain tonight and Sat urday. Warmer in north east and colder p1 HICKORY, N. C, FRIDAY EVENiNGA DECEMBER 8, 1922. ' r - PRICE FIVE CENTS HITS OREGON CITY mJli: OHIO CONFERENCE 11 U WUILlLWiLlLllWUlL rrn : I I ITTrmn riiiirniiA 11 POPM ACTOR With Twenty-Seven Business Blocks De J hnoc I no fliat 1VA2.11. . IK i voyeu, www viu as nign as ifteen Millions All Stores, Banks and Ho- ji Burned. jociatcd Fiess. . Ore. Pi'1'- S.Tho business "i worn was laid in ruins L which broke out shortly j, today nnd despite efforts '.j! fire department and as- .v,m Portland, swept 27 liir :i !'.' estimated at MflOO.OCW ami $ 15,000,000. MS losl 1 iur uv. m r.-uwrt available? at 8 orris Staples, automobile ) president of the Astoria teiierce. dropped dead. h'jsiiw. men who were iRLIEK ACCOUNT I Qre., Poc. S Ten blocks of H district were wiped out, ni lost and property mated nt 10,000,000 was fire which broke out early it of the big houses were -Iremi r tauleil by 1 forces PurtlarU di pai tment dyna- iinjj in an effort to check iiBoil reported to have lost their Morris Staple?, president d Commerce, and . H. :ert)f t!ie largest furniture t city- .idir.es destroyed inciuueu 1 hotel, the principal stores stank.'. 10 GUNMAN dMamtMeir'M By the Associated Press. Charlotte, N. C, Dec. 8 The mem bership of Oasis temple of the Shrine which has jurisdiction over the west ern portion of the state was swelled to approximately, 4,600 members by the election of 225 candidates who are to take their final initiation here late today. The candidates were busy today registering for the ceremonies. The report of the mosque com mittee, of which Dr. W. F. Randolph of Asheville is chairman, indicated that work, will start withing the com ing year. The Shriners already own the lot and have worked out :plans for financing the building. Dr. Randolph also presented the report on hospitals for crippled chil dren late yesterday and the plan of he national organization to assess each Shriner S2 a year for the con struction of the hospital was t greeted with applause. ffiYTO KILL 11 minted. Pass. Dei', k.-.Mi ,'. May P. Fovd is so r vices of a gunman ar weaitny husband, Nty fi'tred the trunman $20,000 job" and gave him a photo- her husband to make sure "man wa slain, according fern stiiteivcr.t f four de- investigation resulted '"rd'a detention to'y on a attempting to commit mur- ? the ihnr,;'e, Mrs. Ford de- m the victim cf a frame srenr'.t of her domestic dif- fee include an appeal for Mdi.o,003 damages from her luwpind for alleged as I -as arrested last night sllo&wl, slie was about to w-l Kanath, a detective Mi for a second oorfprrmrn on plans for the slaying wand. Kanath nosed as a Mity gunman" Wednesday n the alleircd nlot iras -first F.V Mrs. Forth is! li nts 01 LIFE AUBURN DEFIES KLAN AND KEEPS DONOHUE Atlanta, Dec. 8. How the Km Klux klan is tryinr: to force its "100 per cent" principles on the ,big , educr.-, tional institutions of the south was told here by prominent alumni of Mabaina Polytechnic institute, of Au burn. After serving 27 years as head athletic coach at Auburn. Mike Donahur noted in southern athletic circles, filrl his resignation last week. When pressed for the reason he told the executive board that the Ku Klux klnn element in the college had hound ed him for more than a year because b is a Roman Catholic. He said the situation had become intolerable, and bo had dailv received threats fiom students and Alabama klansmen de manding his resignation. "I have given Auburn the best, in me, and her football team this year was the best in 15 years," Coach Donahue said. "But if the klan wants me to get out because I have, religion, it seems I must leave or stay and faro an eternal row." . The executive board, prevad'ng ou Donahue today to reconsider his res ignation, assured him every effort would be mde to eliminate unpleas antness. IThe ipublic annouhcenij:it he would remain at Auburn was fol lowed immediately by a flood of warn ifngs sent anonymously to (Auburn executives, that . the . Alabama legis lature next summer would make ter rific slashes in the college appro priations unless Donahue got out. Trustees of the school have detei mined to keep Donahue as head coach, even if the legislature refuses to appropriate one dollar. They say to asrgetaoshrdetaehosldrhhsulioatrd the college will run somehow, and that "invisible government" shall not dominate it. , . , According to the. alumni who re turned from Auburn tonight, the legislature in Alabama is packed with kinsmen. They say it had been es tablished beyond a doubt the klan started tho ouster movement against the Catholic athletic director. SHE KNEW By the Associated Press. San Jose, Cal., Dec. 8. Friends and relative of Frank Bacon, " widely known American actor and creator' of the role "Lightnin'.Bill Jones," gather ed today at the little, town of Moun tain View for the funeral in charge of the Mountain View lodge of Masons of which he was a member.' - - TUTTLE REFUSES TO ACCEPT DISMISSAL L.enoir, Dec. 8. The new county officers were inducted into office this week, the oath of office being admin istered by W. C. Moore, clerk. Mr, Moore, who also begins a new term took the oath before the chairman of the county commissioners, F. . H Coffey. Mr. Coffey was elected chair man of the board at the beginning , of he board s session Monday morning. All of the new officers field bond, and these were approved and accepted The order of the former board made at a special meeting in November, creatine three new townships of Qamewell, Buffalo Cove, and Rich lands, was revoked. This action on he. part of the new board was be cause of the fact that the three ownships had not been created in a ogal way. , One other important matter that ame up was the dismissal of J. M. L'uttlc as county welfare officer. The ounty welfare officer is appointed y tne joint Doarcis oi county cum nissieners and the board of education. I he board of education passed an order taking the chairman of the board of ountv commissioners to request Mr. futtle to resien. Mr. Tuttle refused to ile his resignation and the board then idonted the resolution of dismissing him. The proposition of appointing ;ome one else to iui am-, a uiub lace has not been taken up. It is un- lerstood that Mr. Tuttle is not going n nooont the dismissal, and it may oe hat' the case will be carried, into the ourts before it is aeciaeu. ' II EDSDLDIER SHOT III HOSPITAL 7y the Associated Press. London, Dec. 8. The Dublin corres pondent of the Evening Standard re orts that a party of men entered the Mercy hospital and shot a Free State ;oldier lying in one of the beds in re prisal for the murder of Rory O'Con ior and Liam Mellowes. ; By the- Associated Press. Washington, ec. f). President Harding in his annual message to con gress delivered today deals with a score of questions the most import ant of which are prohibition, farm credits, the transportation problem, child labor and immigration. ; The executive announces his pur pose to invite the governors of the states and territories to'ian early "con- terence with the federal executive authorities .with a view to adopting a uniform course against illicit liquor dealing. ; . .... . ; He says the day is unlikely to come when the prohibition amendment will be repealed and that the nation should adopt its course accordingly. President Hardjing tells . dongress that- if the . statutory provisions for enforcement ; of prohibition are con trary to public opinion, which does not believe in rigorous and literal en forcement we should concentrate pub lic attention on any requisite modifi cation. - . Such a course, he adds, "conforms with the law, and saves the humilia tion of our government and the humili ation 'of our people before the world and challenges the element which would destroy , our government." With regard to the transportation problem, Mr. Harding proposes that the railroad labor board be abolish ed with the substitution of a J labor division in. the interstate commerce commission with ample powers to re quire its rulings to be accepted by both parties to a disputed question. The evecutive also advises that the executives of the carriers and the officials of their organizations ' - be necouraged to take up and settle their own (problems, limiting officials of the government 1 body to dispute of such a character as likely to endanger the public interest. Coordination of all transportation facilities is urged, including inland waterways and motor truck trans portation. He inveighs against a sys tem of paralleling the railroads with truck roads instead of making the j motor truck a feeder for them. As to the carriers themselves, Mr. Harding suggests as ways of increas ed economy and efficiency, there be a merger of lines into systems, in terchange of freight cars, the con solidation of facilities and the econo mic use of terminals. , More extended credit for the farm ers, is strongly urged by the execu tive, who declares that the very proof ARE IK Representative Knight Galls Rally in Ohio to En courage Party to Get Back to "First Princi ples" and Stop Service to "Special Interests'9 Borah to Make Address. lllfflTFR nilKTIOl!! 1 SSfU fir liirrnrnT UMMMbl TO CITY Plans for the Christmas caroling J are aeveiopmg raiPid.lv. The , fouv ward. chairmen were appointed and have already started work on their groups. Each ward is nlnnnino- fr - - i ---- nave at least tour s-rouns nf ram 1 C I ."I - 1 A ... The chairmen for th .wr,la B Tr.10i,g Wltn memoers or city council follows- nicKory pusmess men are interested Ward No. 1. Mrs. George -Bailey. Ill u "estigation to be ordered by vvara imo. z-. Mrs. K. J. Kevelv. -. . ucsu way ui- nmm- Vard No. 3 Mrs. VfavnU Hr.nfnw? uns tne water situation here -and th Ward No. 4 Miss Emma Bonner. reP01't of an engineer to be employed these chairmen will meet -with Mrs next xuesday night will be avaifod JtODt. urown and Mrs. S. H. Farabee 11" interest. ine engineer will be ex to perfect the districting of the pcted to show Hickory where it stands groups and the final plan of organi- now which is generally known and zation. The Caroline will hp nne nf what it will the. most interesting features of the by using the present system and en- uiiunuimy service .unristmas cele- lare:ina- it or bv e-oino- tn ihp mmmtahv tor a supply The cost of furnishing water to a growing city will be taken into con sideration. Something that sounds good may not look good after it is gone into. The city wants to know. The cost to the city of this invest! gation will not be more than $1,000 and this charge will be absorbed b; the engineering firm which is given the contract to handle the situation. The would be bration in Hickory. BOYS' CONFERENCE BEGINS IN RALEIGH Kaieigh, N. C, Dec. 8. Represen tatives from twenty-six counties in the state are to gather here this even ing for the opening of the fourth North Carolina Older Boys' confer ence, which will be in session here three days. The theme of the meeting- will 1 "The Message of the Torch" and the preliminary investigation program includes addresses bv collea-e required in any event and the city will workers of the state. Dr. H. B. Ar- not spend any more than $1,000 until fcuckie, Davidson College; Dr. Carl it knows what it is going to do. . laylor. State College: C. C Poin- The rennrt. nf the enp-iwer omolov- dexter, member of the North Carolina ed should be ready in about 20 days u iiiversuy iootoau team narry Comer from the time he goes to work. i ivi. vj.-tt.., secretary at university By the Associated Press. Washington, Dec. 8. Plans for a Republican meeting ' at Akron in February for the purpose of "aiding and encouraging the Republican party in Ohio to get back to first princi ples," were announced here today by Representative Knight, Republican of Ohio. Fifteen .or 20 progressives, Mr. night said, will be there to hear an address by Senator Borah, Republican of Idaho, on "the necessity of rededi cating the Republican party to the service of the people." "The meeting, 'said Mr. Knight." will not be for the purpose of launch ing, aiding or encouraainef- anv third party in Ohio or to encourage the candidacy of any man for the pre sidency. ' "It would seek," he added, to "re dedicate the party" and get away 'from being office boy for the special interests." Mr. Knight declared in a statement that it was perfectly ap parent that Ohio was going to fall into the Democartlc lap in 1924 un less the Republicans do something, "adding that the Akron meeting would "reek to arouse and bring together those forwardlook-ing Republicans who are anxious that the party g back to the service of all the people." of North Carolina ; Roy L. Vail, state MR. ROBERT BRACKEN ELECTED boys work .secretary; Odis B. Hm- INDIANA STATE AUDITOR j nant, city boys' work secretary. Wil- a ,,4. p - -if mington; Winston Huner, halfback on the Raleigh high school football tern ; ana Cloyce Tew, of the Raleigh Hi Y Club, will be among the speakers HIS LOCATION Hickory over the election results m was elected State Auditor. Two years ago this past June Mr. Bracken was married to Miss Margaret McComb, one of Hickory's dearest and most popular young women. Mrs.rackcn is ! NEWBEHNBIE' & 1 Lis xea S En' 3 Ah, Mr. Gloom! ' we began. "Were a woman, cf much culture and refine you out m all that rain yesterday?" ment and comes from pure pioneer "Certainly not!" replied the human rock. Fbr several years she was hyena. "I was merely in that portion a valued member of the Hickory of the downpour that descendeth in my school faculty after completing- her immediate vicinity." Kansas City college education. Star. , of the helpfulness already given -is the strongest argument of the perma nent establishment of wider credits. "ciated Press. N'. C, D,!C. 8. The body lrat Dunn, u-idl knnwn f ot this city, was found in morning, death be ? a,phyxiation. The. coroner "gatmsr. Near the body of found that of his dog. 'ral ill lo held tomorrow. "Mercedes says she is engaged to a certain young man," stated Claudine, of the Rapid Fire Restaurant. uuuv cVentirallv returned Heloise, the head.waitress, till VouYe married to hitrf. kn6 jener- n nf then." Kansas v!"""1" . COTTON ociated Press. , York. Dec 8.-The cotton ti tea.ly at an advance j. P""ts on Wgher Liver (nl a more optimistic feel kJ; Pwmoted by the . steady 116 Kock market and firm- f'n i,v,.k Open 21.81 24.80 2V.)0 24.48 1c "ll011 1-2 cents. Close 24.75 , 24.78 ' 24.95 24.87 24. RR G0TfllciBEfi My the Associated Presss. Washington, Dec S.-Cotton gm-, ned prior to jjecemuei x -. 9,138,144 running h j uoine mmted as . hall bale' 122,610 .bals of American Egyptian, land 45 IbaHes of sea Sd, the census bureau announced ''Slings to December 1 thisyear by. states include, North Carolina 790, ?63?sUh Carolina 493,034; Virg.nm, 20,205. .' EW BERN MAYOR TO DEFEND FIREMEN New Bern, Dec. 8. N. E. Canady, iciputy fire insurance commissioner md Mayor Edward Clark, came to he defense of the city fire department following the statement issued by the stste fire insurance department at Raleigh which charged negligence in handling last week7s disastrous fire hGMr. Canady termed the state de partment's utterance 'unjust criticism t ctatomont vto the Associated Press tonight, he ' declared the local fire department had. done everything within its power. He said it was true the department went outside the city i;n.ifc enmhat the Roper mill fire. Anv other department 'in the ; state would do. tne same ming. wucji ho, stated. i The fire forces .were . concentrated nt the mill when the di nre suui.- eht.rn-ved ntore than , a ttinneaiiH structures. , Deputy Commisioner W A. - Scott, praised the quick work of the depart ment in reaching the scene on the west u oairl there was but little de lay ? The New Bern fire department was not to blame. - . Mayor Clark declared the Raleigh statement was unjust to the city, ."its fire department and citizens. , Insurance adjusters are working, on claims, but so far no adjustments v.o,rQ heen made. Mr. Scott said his investigation showed there will be ap proximately ?&UU,UUO. in ...inburmiw Claims. fOUCe re iinMU6"i,'' charge that explosives were found in negro homes. ,. . . Work of clearing aWay debris is being rapidly pushed. Semblance r of order is beginning to appear, out of the choas. . . . .. Tf the country crets much wetter un der prohibition, historians . are likely to credit Mr. Volstead witn uie re mark, 'JAfter me the deluge." 'Life. H ALL WITNESS c 4.1 "-t LEGION TO ELECT S Mr. and Mrs. Bracken an-.l at tractive youne son visited m iv- By the Associated Press. Washington, Dec. 8. The American Red Cross has appropriated $35,000 for rehabilitation work at New Bern, 'N- C wh'Vn rpcpntlv mpf Hicncfnr in fire, it v;as announced today by Chairman John Borden Payne. This Tie T returning from the rock where they spent the greater part of the season. In commenting on Mr. trncuen s election the Cha'rlotte Obseiver Ox. Sunday said: "If we. keen a lookout v-e generally find that no election can be held in any State -in the Union which does not develop something of more or less New officers of Hickory post No. lmZT X..nf 1 "i 48, American legion, wilPbe elected THi ,Ml. Robert Backen. Demo- tonight and it is expected that a large cratj was elected to the office of membership will be present. Jos. L. atne A ndit.nr. Mr. Bracken is not Murphy is the present commander. exactly a North .Carolina Cman, but There are several . matters to come i1P is nexf thins: to it. He married up, one of them being of tremendous a splendid example of Hickory wt orv this summer before going to an ! j money will be user to rehabilitate 50O importance to the legion. COMMERCE BODIES i , , .FAVOR SHIPPING PLAN - Rockv. Mount. N. C. Dec. . 8. Twenty-two chambers of, commerce in North Carolina have endorsed Cov- manhood in Miss Margaret McComb, and they are taking with them to the State House in Indianapolis a r-nminc Tar Heel in the person of iiero families vnd DC white families and also to ration 1,000 persons for Ge days. The appropriation was made on recommendation of Joseph C. Logan, manager cf the- southern divi sion of the Red Cross. FORM EMPLOYMENT BUREAU. By the Associated Press. Raleigh, Dec.8. An emergency em ployment bureau has been established at. New Bern M. L. Shipman, state commissioner of labor and printing, announced today on his return from that city. The bureau began operation today. Robert Bracken. Jr., now 18 months . W. II. Vause of the Charlotte office old. and who has been . stoutened up and given a good start in physical vigor through the atmosphere that ernor Cameron Morrison's shipping s -,- tsmei Mr. Bracken and line corporation commission, accord- f mil nt iast season at the Rock, ing to an; announcement today Py and he strinffS of acouaintaucshiio Norman Y; Chambliss, president of 1 ' f the North. Carolina 5 Commercial Sec- Mt. an Indiana Democrat retaries Association.' ; the. nld stork.-"He cut his North Western North Carolina "it strong n afniina . iriait ehnrt Inst Rummer that for the proposal," said Mr. Cham- L TO1vvf vetiirn and take'active part bliss, naming Asheville and Hender- : fVl rnrHnnn c.mnnaig-n. He is a scnvillle as two -of the cities voting Democrat fr0m boyhood and has been in iavor oi, tne pian. nytvs receivtu party chairman in several past cam from the 'eastern section indicated Lo;mit. we n hanker, havine- been that. the entire territory is supporting L.-..;" of the American National the governor's proposal, he asserted. t prankfort. When he left the Rock : Miss Barbara Tough, seamstress for Mrs. Hall, wife of the slain rector, is testifying before the grand jury. -4 l - m mm r a - 7 The balloting is expected to oe com- he ve n0 wor(j tnat e was a can dieted within the. next several days, diaate fout his friends throughout it was stated. x rn-ls state, knowing the integrity of THIS OLD FELLOW IS GRANTED FURLOUGH Raleigh,' N. C, Dec. 8. Frank Wat son, octogenarian, serving a two years sentence, on Bertie county roads, has been granted a furlough of sixty days by Governor Cameron ; Morrison, m order that he may undergo a serious nneratirm Watson was sentenced .last May after heincr found euilty of gambling. The appeal for the parole 'was signed hv t.welye citSzths of Bertie, who gave a derailed account of the aged prisoner s condition. YOUNG PEOPLE DO WELL his character, will be inclined to the belief that the congratulations, are due the. State of Indiana. , ! is directing the organigation. An effort is being made, said Mr. Shipman, to keep as much labor as possible in the vicinity of labor to prevent,. a serious shortage of labor when' the work of rebuilding begins. 3 , . MS PROGMM IRISH INSURGENTS AREPUTTO DEATH The .condition of the three young people4-Claud Hefner, Miss Gladys Hefner' and Miss Pearl Campbell who were; injured in an automobile collision several days ago. ' was re ported. satisfactory .today. Mi Hefner was able to be up town today and expects to return to his work in about ten davs. Miss Cladys tieiper sustain- An enthusiastic crowd gathered at Legion hall last evening for the re gular weekly fun fest in spite of the great amount of sickness in town. Miss Frances Newton Sntrbdueed ; :ier lishing contest and as usual the men showed their ability in . this line and won the contest. When it ?ame to the bounce ball relay the ariris came out with elowiner colors K showing their skill as ball players.' Musical games seemed to be very oopular with those present and after tslaying a musical mixer to the tuTii -f "Dixie," there- was a. request for he ever popular Jump, Jim Crow; then followed the orchestra same and finally after introducing circles the 1 ed bruises and Miss Campbell suffered t a dislocated collar bone. Both are able L . By the Associated Press. ; Dublin, Dec. 8. Rory O'Connor and evening wound up with Looby Loo. ' . ...... t M,o t;ic .i v Liam Melloves, together . with twe other Irish rebels, were executed in Mount Joy prison this morning, it -was officially announced. Roderick ; Rory - (O'Connor) - and Liam Mellowes were leaders, of the band of Irish insurgents that held the Fore Courts building in Dublin in its stand against the Free State troops taken prisons! to be lip. after the building was captured. Mis Wilson announced that directly after the holidays a gymn class for Tins will be organized for two even ings each veek. All those interested in this class are asked to communicate with the Community Service office phone 213-J. . Senate Republicans have decided to -efrain from attempting to push the -Dyer bill through" at this time. They" have grown weary of a situation which 'jcrmitted Democrats to do alf;the ;alkinj;, Richmond Times Dispatch.