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ROANOKE RAPIDS HERALD, ROANOKE RAPIDS, N. C.
816 Til ENJOYED LUCKNOW PRE AGAIH Good Site For Community Building, and to Provide Place of Rest for Farmer Folk When in Town. 10 BE TESTED 001 HOOVER HAS ABOUT POISON GASES AOE CAMPAIGN AGIST PI BOLL liS 6! YADKIN PEOPLE ALL MONEY NEEDED HE WANTS TO CARRY OUT THE PROJECTED PROGRAM FOR EXTENSION OF TRADE. TO ENLARGE WORKING FORGE Secretary Expects to Recall Foreign Trade Commissioners in Order to Utilize Their Information. Washington. Cotton manufacturers throughout the South will ho inter ested in the fact that Secretary Hoover will l;e given ahout till the money he requested for hid depart ment to earry out an elaborate ni grum for the extension of foreign trade, Mr. Hoover is to get what he de sired in the way of supplemental es timates. The total was $tUS,72S.3-l and the new work to be undertaken culls for the addition of 1T5 or more regular employes in the department. The amount Is to be earried in the gen eral delicieney bill completed by the house appropriations committee. The appropriations will enable the secretary of commerce to carry out at once his ideas for making the de partment of commerce more useful. Mr. Hoover said he wanted to recall trade commissioners 'from foreign fields to the Washington office that their information may be u.ilized. Wage Cut Accepted by Carmen. New Orleans. Accepting a cut In wages from 4 to l:l cents an hour. more tlian 4. nee memoers 01 me sueei car men s union agreed with J. 1). O'Keefe, federal receiver of the New Orleans Railway and Lighting com- many that the time was not ripe for any more street car strikes. Mr. O'Keefe had asked the men to accept a wage cut of $:!u a month. They com- promised on a cut of $12 and he uc-; cepted. Success of Federal Reserve. nasu.iiau.u.-. .......... i.: ..... t i.;n;.. ,l.,ll,n. In ' potential creuu ior nnancmg me n-sic ima.e demands of business a tower of financial strength so huge (hat its dimensions stir the imagination to be wildermenthas been built up through thrift, economy and sound policy by the banks of the federal reserve sys tem during the last twelve months. Has Ordered No Walkout. Charlotte, N. C "No walkout of cotton mill operatives in the South has been ordered and will not be. at least until I have visited several other North Carolina "xtile centers and have conferred with President John Golden," said Frank T. McMahon, vice president of the International Textile Workers' union. No Hope for Public Buildings. Washington. Kfforts to write a public building bill this session has heen dropped nt the request of Presi dent Harding. He does not think It would be appropriate for the republi can party now, having just come into power on a plea of economy, to vote millions for pork. Hit by Aurora Borealis. vw VnrU Telenratih service was seriously affected by a recurrence of the aurora borealis. or "northern lights," as it is generally called. News agencies, using thousands of miles ot telegraph lines, were the hardest hit. Lips to Match Color of Dress. London. A rosebud mouth is no longer the fashion. Lip-salve to match the general color scheme of the dress mauve, green or brick-red Is the newest idea. It made its initial appearance at a Broad street dress show. Guards Ordered to Kentucky. Frankfort, Ky Two companies of ty, where a state ot virtual war been on for the last two days. hutt Collapse of Polish Revolt. Berlin. Collapse of the Polish re volt in Upper Silesia is expected in authoritative quarters there, accord - lng to a special dispatch received here from Breslau. Couldn't Find Typhus Germ. Mexico City. Search for the typhus germ, for the discovery of which the newspaper Universal offered a prize of 25.000 pesos, has been aDanoonea h, thfl numerous Mexican physicians mhn soueht it. and the newspaper's. offer has been withdrawn. Japanese Colonial Conference. Tokio. Examination of Japan's po sition relative to the entire field ot questions affecting the Far East is the object of a colonial conference to be held here soon. Would Provoke War. Paris. The entry of German troops Into Upper Silesia would provoke in tervention by regular Polish troops, which mean war, and in such a war France could not remain neutral, ac cording to expressions in official cir cles here, Jail Delivery Foiled. Dublin. An unsuccessful attempt was made to rescue Arthur Oriffin, founder of the Sinn Fein organiza tion, from Mount Joy prison. Opposed to German Entry. Paris. France Is unalterably op posed to any German military opera tions In Upper Silesia, declared Pre mier Briand. "Never, never, could the French gov eminent consent to German troop en terlnf Upper Silesia," the premier de clared to foreign correspondents. i wf 1 ()-,. fpfruP?: 4 - SrsJsCSa If - MRS. G. B. CHRISTIAN, JR. A new photograph of Mrs. George B. Christian, Jr., wife of the secretary to the President. Within the Last Few Weeks Southern Liquor Has Been Flowing Very Freely in City of Washington. l,iriluiM'ii. jiMiu J. rwi.uin-i, hihition enforcement officer, thi uliS that moonshining is on the wan in the South, lie admits that $1U a quart for corn fre.-h from the .1, in iu mighty tempting, but his men spreading fear around, ,r Mr. Kramer must not have been through the hous j and senate off u e muming lau-i.v. mi u if i-i.uru mi liable authority, those who buy it, that good North Carolina moonshine can be had for $7 a (mart. Within the last few weeks southern liijuor has commenced to How rather freely here. I'eople who buy it pronounce it "fair to middling hooch "The temptation to make moonsnine is great, said .Mr. Kramer. u is ! selling for $10 a quart, but our men in I the K.mth sav they are breaking UP ' the business. In the north and west tne moonshine distillery is not a com men thing There is the private still, indicate ns far as it is possime to ior- other mnusoi mier .ooaccu, um and home brew These do not worrv see. a yield which will be satisfactory , stemmed, 50 cents a pound. mn.-h Men will not wait around and sufficient to guarantee supplies; . a month or so to net a drink. Home for the world during the coming sea brew is a fad. Most everybody wants son. This information was given out to try it out, but they will soon quit here by the International lnstiute of it" ' Agriculture. HIM Wants Berlin Embassy. Washington Mr. David Jayne Hill, f v..,.- vrU u nn,l..rti,od to have considered dennitelv declined to be f... .,ii,.,,i,,r t.i N.nMn niul it is he- lieved he is foremost among those now under consideration for ambus- sador to Germany when diplomatic relations are resumeu. Hun Workmen Strike is Off. ; Los Angeles, Calif. Ttorlln Thf ceneral strike begun was effected by which l,v the Oerman workmen at Oppein, Upper Silesia, in protest against the attitude of the lntcr-AIlied Commis- i.m toward the Polish insurrection, has been called off. Plan an Adamless Eden. London.-What is described as an "Adamless Ivlen" is about to be open- i i .1,.. f. ,,f i.-,,,-,ll n..,-L eu uere hi me- iwi u ,.i .uliu i-... where London working girls may rest ani1 meditate eii. undisturbed by young . Dempsey and Corbett Present. Atlantic City. X. J.-Jack Dempsey ' and Jim Corbett, present and former t heavyweight champions of the world, were the guests of the Atlantic City .Rotary ilub. No Protocot for Mexico. Mexico City. Mexico cannot and will not sign a formal protocol as a condition to recognition by the I'nit ed Slates, President Obregon told the newspaper men. Convicts Mutiny and Escape. ' . ; mut n tw! ttlnrmpd tne HTpnal. shot two guards and fled. Deficit of $9,202,437. St. Louis Officials ot the Interna tional Fur Exchange announced a de- . ficit of $9,202,437 in the finances ot the system. A circular containing .1.1. l-mfln (a 'oolnr ma Pli to all stockholders. Harding But Little Concerned. TiTnL-titnirtriri irffnrtH tn Hlffpren- th. r0i.,n nntirv nf th .. .. jii.....i. Harding ana wnsou auiiiiuuai.uu. respectively are not giving eltner Secretary President Harding or Hughes much concern. Fined for Profiteering. London. For charging 16 cents for n unci at (in rnfe the National Provincial Cinematograph company! wo. flnarl 250 under the profiteering act. Mullins Elected President. Chattanooga. Dr. E. y. Muinns, president of the Soutnern napusi : proposals to create a uepanmeni oi Theological Seminary of Louisvilie, public Welfare will not have smooth was elected president of the Southern . sailing through congress were furnish Baptist Convention on the first bal-,ed at initial hearings by senate and lot nt the onenine sess on oi tne ttw annual convention. Linney Secures Nomination. Frank A. Linney was nominated by President Harding to be United States attorney for the western dis trict of North Carolina. Labor Costs Are Doubled. Washington. Labor costs to class one roads were greater by 115 per cent In 1920 than they were In 1917, Julius Kruttschnltt, chairman of the board of the Southern Pacific, de clared In a statement submitted to the senate Interstate commerce com mittee. .. I BOMBING EXPERIMENTS TO BE CONDUCTED OFF ATLANTIC COAST ON JUNE 21. TO FURNISH OBJECT LESSON Attempt Is to be Made to Show That Navy Must Immediately Build up Defense Against Asphyxiation. Washington. The use of poisonous gases against naval vessels under sim ulated battle conditions will be tested for the lirst time during bombing ex- periments to be conducted off the At- i : ! :..;.... 11 1 U'hiU. lantic coast beginning June 111. w title army and navy aerial forces are co operating in an effort to demonstrate the effectiveness of aerial bombs aeainst modern naval vessel, the Chemical Warfare Service of the army will he launching a poison gas attack from the air against one or more warships In an attempt to show that the navy must immediately build up defenses against a new and ter rible menace-asphyxiation. I'nder present plans, the ship to be gassed will have a crew aboard. Nine explosive bombs filled with "tear gas" will be dropped and every man on sel will be required to , keep within the protected areas aim . wear a gas mas b Officers of the Chemical Wnrfn'f s of 'r ice 1 run it. ..... int.ilerahle coneentratlon. that Is. ot to sufficient strength to Ineapaciati? luit not to Kill, me service can piow- (intention that, in the next war. Bat tleships must be made literally air tight to protect the crew. Not to Occupy Ruhr Basin. Duesseldorf. Oeneral DeCouette. commander or tne Aineu torcey uu mr inini, arnVed here from Mayenee and Immediately ordered the preparation!" fuf P(.(,uratn 0f the Ruhr to cease. terea' rospecis ravorau.c. Rome. Prospects of this years real crops are fairly favorable and Celebrates 1C3rd Birthday. WinstonSaiem.N. C Mr. Charity Hicks celebrated her 103d birthday here at which time there was a family reunion. Mrs. Hick's fiive children. 1 grandchildren. 35 great grandchildren and eight great-great graniicniiuren were present. Settlement With Clara Hamon. A settlement Clara Simth : Hamon relinquished all claim to the estate of Jake L. Hamon, -t - nose in- leged murder sne was recently acquit ted by an Oklahoma jury, it was an . i.ounced by her attorney. r lrr.n. R,Hr.H. i Mexico Citv. Less than one-third of the acreage of the Laguna district in fli.i uf-,1.1 .if r.iMtinihi whnrp most m n.i ... . .... of Mexico's cotton crop is grown, has been planted and the entire region is in dire straits financially, according to statements here quoting travelers, Virginia Woman Decorated. Paris Miss Hamilton Shields, ot Virginia, was decorated as a chevalier; New Treasury Certificates, of the Legion of Honor at a military Washington-Issuance of a new se ceremony held In front of the Hotel ries of treasury certificates of in Des Invalided. The honor was con- debtedness to the amount of about ferred for the work of Miss Shields $200.finfi.(.Ofl maturing In nine months as a nurse during the war. and bearing interest of 5 1-2 per cent : was announced by Secretary Mellon. Hawaiian Situation is Bad. ! Honolulu. -The great sngar, pine- apple and coffee plantations of Hawaii are lacing near exuncuon as me re- .. , ..,a iuii h.irtnii. KluwuiR inuiifitT i. 1.1 ...... been wiped out by the same cause. Baptist Meet in Chattanooga. Chattanooga, Tenn. More than 4.-! Albany, C,a President Hardin iei 000 meassengers from the Southern egraphed greetings and best wishes states r Pr av Bapusis, nitoruinicu luiinuauuup.."' bOITin tne SeSS OHS OI tne BlXiy-SlXlU , annual convention. Two Killed In Till Soln, Lawton, Okla. Sergeant Alftoti Rlnnmlst and C. E. McCulloueh. cot- . u-i.. r,r nbiahnmo r t Miaro uu u.uc - Killed, ana t,ergeam d. urogao, m-. lanta, Ga., 22, was probably fatally ln - jured in an airplane accident. Tragedy at Connellsvilte. Connellsvtlle, Pa. Six men are dend as the result of the bursting of a 16 inch steam pipe at the West Penn : Power company at Fayette. Three of j the victims were killed outright. Oppose Department of Welfare. Washington. indications tnai me ; house education committee motion being clearly indicated. Ball Player Denies Guilt New York. Benny Kauff, suspend ed outfielder of the New York Giants, took the stand In his own defense and denied the charge of automobile theft on which he Is being tried, Buenous Aires Boycott Off, Buenos Aires. As a result ot a conference between the minister of fi ance and representatives ot the unions It Is understood that work In the port of Buenous Aires, where a boycott has been In effect, will be resumed. 'tf . fa" fj CAPT. ROBERT ROSENBLUTH. Capt. Robert Rosenbluth, U. S. A.. wis neia in v - - . ki,Una waior Alexander Cronkhite, . ... ., I. . Jmh U. S. A. Major l,ronn"ii me uv... by a bullet while practicing with hit , pistol. DUTY DN SOUTHERN PRODUCTS Wheat and Wheat Products, Flaxseed, I Corn or Maize. Cotton and Tobacco, Heavily Protected Under Bill Washington, The senate has pass tariff and anti- ed the emergency , .... ..,.,,,, nmelK- (minima ...... - mcnis recmnmciiw. u . committee, but reje. ted uiose indi- vidually propos The vote was GH As passed, the measure differs rad ically from the form in which it was passed by the house early in the ex tra session and new goes to confer ence. The bill as passed by the senate provides the following comodity rates of duty on southern products: Wheat. 35 cuts per bushel; wheat Hour and semolina, 20 cents per bushel; corn or maize, 15 cents per bushel; long staple cotton (1 5-S8 indies), 7 cents per pound; cotton manufacturing. 7 cents per pound; wrapper and filler tobacco, mixed. when the product of two or more countries, unsteinmed. $2.35 a pound; Rapid Extension Air Service. L irdoii. Almost dail,- extension of passenger and mail service rv air is rapidly making Europe a network of aerial t, ansportation lines. Ner.tiations are now nearin? ci in pletion t( r an airway from Berlin via Itiga to Moscow, and when this ser- vice is mnpleted it will be possible to travel iy air trom ixinuon to .uos- cow, a distance of 2,000 miles, "Disarmament or Burst." Washington W. O. McAdoo, form er secretary of the treasury, espous- . .1 .1 . .... A n,lr,ll.a fll tllA f" "'"' p economic and social troubles of the W(,rl(' in aD address before the na tion lea cue of Masonic ciuns. "Disarmament or burst!" be de- dared. "That is what the people have ?ot to face." KOSCiuszko oquaaron uhimiiu., .. . n -i . n : . i J Warsaw. -Americans who fought In the world war and then came to Po land to t.glit against tne noisuewM t,., ., were honored by Pmident I i sudski uioni .. v nn... .. monies attending the demobilization of the famous Kosciuszko aerial squadron, composed ot young avia tors from the t'nited States. Wife Killed, Husband Unhurt, Birmingham. Ala. Mrs. Alice Bin- ....- im ns bIib n in her home at Say- . , ---r- was uninjured. Harding Wires Old conteos. the,r -"""". "-" IUII lieiu annual iruuiuu Agreement It Announced. Warsaw Premier Witos announc- ed in the diet that an agreement which he thought would facilitate a solution nf Ihp I nnpp StlpslA nroblem has neen ' ..... rnmm... .c. uC slon in Silesia and Adelbert Korfan- ty, leader of Polish insurgent forces. House Passes Army Bill. Washington. The army apropria' Hon bill carrying approximately f 320 000.000 and providing for an army of 150,000 enlisted men. was passed by the house and Benate after a bitter fight Opposition to Sales Tax. Washington. Opposition to enact ment of a general sales tax law de veloped at a hearing before the sen ate finance committee. At previous sessions only arguments In support of the plan had teen given. Miss Stirling Wins Priie. London. Miss Alexia Stirling, the American woman champion golfer, won the scratch priie at the spring meeting of the. Wlrral Ladies' club at Oxton, Miss Stirling made the 18 holes in 74. 1 Tlchner Trading Bill Up. Washington. The Tlchner bill to regulate trading In futures on grain and cotton exchanges will be taken up by the bouse at once. Represen tative Mondell, tne republican leader, announced. ' DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE TO MAKE ANOTHER EFFORT TO STAMP OUT PEST. SUGGESTS NON-COTTON ZONES Texas Delegation Excuses Failure to Co-cperate by Declaring That the Question is a National One. Washington. A new campuign to stamp out the pink boll boll worm menace in the cotton growing states is to be launched by the Department of Agriculture. A speclul committee to recommend measures to be adopted was appointed after a conference be tween representatives of the cotton tates and officials of the Department of Agriculture. Chairman Marlatt, of the Federal Horticultural Hoard, told the confer ence that establishment of non-cotton zones in places of infestation was the onlv means id getting rid of the pink hoo'l worm. Charges that failures of Texas to provide aileciiato measures of control anil failure to co-operate were met with declarations from its delegates that the (iiestion was a na tional one. Tobacco Planters are Warned. Danville, Va.-The enormous over production by the tobacco farmers in the Hright Belt is accentuated in the annua) report on local market condi tions made by W. Crews Wood, presi dent of the Danville Tobacco associa tion. 1'nless the 1!'21 cop is cut very materially, Mr Wooding declares, the next season will be disastrous. West Point Row Settled. Washington The appointment of General Pershing to be chief of staff settled a row in the army. Secretary Weeks had selected Major General Harbord to succeed General March The West Point clique vigorously in. terposed objections. Harbord entered the service a private and fouuht bis way up. Sale of 3.200.000 Feet Lumber. Mobile, Ala. One of the largest lumber deals concluded in many months was closed when the K. TV Flynn Export company sold H.L'oo.iH'O feet to Cuban interests. Winter Wheat Acreage Reduced. Washington-Winter wheat acre age for the 17 countries In the North ern hemisphere growing the crop was placed at HMOO.oimi acres as compar ed with 103,200.000 last year. Newberry Sees Harding. Washington Senator Newberry, republican, of Michigan, who recently resumed his official duties after re versal by the supreme court of hi conviction for violation of the corrupt practices act. made his first call on President Harding. Dial Bill is Delayed. Washington The Dial bill, tn pre vent Judge I.andis. of CMcaco, from holding his M2.5UO a year job as na Cinal baseball arbiter, came tin In th" senate momentarily, but was deferred. SS3.000.000 to be Called For. Washington I'ncle Sam has OOO.noO of some people" money waiting in the treasury for them to come and get it, acrording tn the latest official figures of outstanding temporary lib erty bonds. Government Wins Contention. Washington The government won In the sunreme court its contention that increased value of any capital as set must be considered In a corpora tion's profits when taxes were com puted. Turk Says His Age is 147. Constantinople Zora. the human pack horse, who claims to be 147 years old and still can carry 2no pounds with ease, attributes his long life and health to hard work and prop er diet. For Army of 175.000. Washington. An army of 175.000 men was decided on by the senate sub-committee considering the army appropriation bill. The measure as passed by the house provided for 150,. 000 men. Estate Tax Held Valid. Washington The estate tax pro vided In the revenue act of 191S was held valid by the supreme court in passing upon the appeal of executors of the estate of the late J. Harsen Purdy, of New York. Avlstrlx Breaks World Record. Mineola, N. Y Miss I-aura Bronv well. 23 year old avlatrix. broke the world's loop the loop record for her sex when her plane, starting t the height of 8.000 feet, performed 199 complete loops. Plan for Marketing Cotton Crop. Washington A plan for marketing practically the entire cotton crop of the country through a national grow ers sales organliation was adopted at a conference held at Oklahoma Clty- Reserve Banks Without Authority. Washington. Federal Reserve banks have not the right to lrsist on par collection of checks of Member banks, the supreme court ruiea in effect. Woman Murdered From Ambush, BelfaBt. Miss Barrington, ionly daughter of Sir Charles Barrington of Glenstal Castle, County Limerick and head of the Masonic order in North Munster, and Police Inspector Biggs were shot dead from ambush by civilians while motoring. . j. SHELBY COUNCIL OR THE JUNIOR ORDER CONDUCT CEREMONY OF FLAG RAISING. FISH FRY PLEASANT FEATURE Audience of Several Hundred Present Listened to Excellent Music Fur nished by the Erlanger Band. Spencer. The splendid town of Yad kin, located on the national highway near Spencer, was captured by Silen cer Council No. 74, Junior Order United American .Mechanics, which conducted a flag raising in front of the Yadkin school with interesting ceremonies. Several hundred persons were present to listen to the excellent music by the Erlanger band from Lex ington which furnished music for the occasion. One of the most interesting features of the day was a big fish fry on the hanks of the Yadkin river where an abundance of fish bad been prepared for the big crowd. This part of the ceremonies drew a largo crowd to Yadkin for the flag raising. , The largest lot of country hams, 2, set) pounds, ever brought to Spen cer, was landed here one day the past week by Sam T. Dorsett, who made the trip by motor from Galax, Va. The hams are being sold at wholesale as well as retail. Greensboro. Mishop U. V. W. Dar lington, of Huntington, W. Va., who has presided over the two Methodist conferences In the state for the past three or four years, has again been assigned to these ( (inferences. Hishop John C. Kilgo. of Charlotte, has been relieved of the presidency of the con ference because of failing health, but is to be associated with Bishop V. K. McMurray, of Louisville, Ky,, in the conduct of the ninth Episcopalian district made up on northern Texas and MissisMppi. Shelby. W. T. I.ove. of fiastonla, has bought the plant of the llrison Manufacturing conipsny near here, formerly known as the Buffalo mills. The property was sold recently at public auction by W. D. Anderson, of Gastonia. reiver for the company. Mr. Love bid S4" .(( for the property, which includes the factory plant and a number of dwelling houses for the mill's employes. The mill was capi talized at $lM.o(.e. Kinston Federal and state sweet potato experts will come here June 2 at the behest of the chamber of com merce to tell local farmers how to cure and save their crops of sugary pro dints. The organization plans to help growers throughout the section in this kind of conservation, and is expected to furni-h material aid to progressive farmers. Itutherfordton A contract for top soiling 9 97 miles of the Charlotte Aheville highway between here and Chimney Itock. or from Green Hill to Flynn's Store, five miles from Chimney Hoik, was let at Marlon. This means the county will soon have a good road to Chimney Hock. Kinston. Clarence Iiond, promi nently connected here, who was found in his room in a Norfolk boarding house with "a bullet wound In his head, died at that city. ItPlatives here say their belief that the shooting was ac cidental 1ms been strengthened by conversations with persons at Norfolk. Raleigh. It. H McComb. a junior of the North Carolina State College of Agriculture and Engineering, entered a plea of nolo contendere to Blmple assault when he was arraigned in W'Hke county criminal court on a charge of hazing and judgment was continued upon the payment of costs. Carthage Striking on his head in the mud after falling 45 feet, Lurkin Smith, a negro, suffered no ill effects except soreness and losing two days from work. Big Cotton Ginnery Burned. Rockingham. The large cotton gin and warehouse of the Dockery Farms, in West Rockingham, were found to be on fire and both buildings were con sumed. The gin was the largest and most complete in Richmond county, being an eight-gin system. In the warehouse were stored 300 bales of cotton, and thiB was a total loss. Two hundred and forty bales of the cotton carried insurance. The loss to the company from the cotton, gin and warehouse, exclusive of insurance, will total $25,000 to $30,000. Deserter Arrested fer Theft. Scotland Neck Harland Grey, an acknowledged deserter from the navy, who was arrested In Rocky Mount on a charge of stealing a horse and bug gy from Ed Watson here, has been held for !h next terra Of Halifax su perlor court. Young Grey claims that he left his home in Tennessee four vnr nen and had Dot been back since He was granted a 15 days' fur lough from the navy last Thanksgiv ing, according to his story, and since then had been wandering around from place to place until taken in. Morchaad Citv Pays Tribute. Morehesd City.-Th handsome mar ble drinking fountain. Morehead City s memnrui to James Irving ruuoru whn mm villod tn France, and Leon ard Day, sailor who was lost on the Cyclops, was unveiled here In the presence of more than four thousand nersons. wbo tMwrf lce men of Cartaret county In paf Ins tribute to U(im wu - lives In the great war In honoring the mm murTivlni followers Of bee. Congressman 8. M. Brlnson made tne principal, address. , Dunn. A new use for T.iickm.w Square, that piece of property in the heart of Dunn, over which the muni cipality and the Atlantic Coast Lin Railroad company are now engaged in a legal scrap to determine who is tho rightful owner. Secretary T. L. Rid dle, of the chamber of commerce, sug gests that it be used as the site for a community building to house the various organizations of town and to contain a pUiCB of. rest for farmer folk when they come to town, Mr. Riddle will present his plans t the various interested organizations for approval, it is prouuble that then he will endeavor to get the railway company to dismiss its suit for title and co-operute with the company in making the square the beautiful thing the people of Uunn desire it to be. If the plans are carried out the building will be of three stories. The first will be devoted exclusively to. rest and entertainment rooms for the country people and shower baths for the community. The second floor will contain offices for the chamber of commerce, the Harnett County Fair Association, the Woman's Club, the American Legion und the various oth er clubs and organizations in town. A community auditorium will occupy the whole of the top floor, Star. The citizens of Star have or ganized i law and order league with the following efficers: President. Mrs. G. It. Elllce; vice president, Mrs. A. rt, Trogdon; secre tary, Rev. Paul Hartsell. The citizens of Illscoe have also organized a law and order league with the following officers: President, Mrs. E. R. Hurt; vice president, Mrs. D. D. Ilruton; sec retary, Mrs. J. J. Williutus. Lumberton. Snow fell in Lumber ton on the morning of May 4, accord ing to a number of citizens of the town. It has been many years since snow fell here this late in the spring, according to older citizens. The cool weather of the last week has retarded the growth of crops and some fanners report that much cotton has died as a result of the cold. Winston-Salem. Rooker Ervin and Dwigbt McCann, two young white men, about 18 years old, charged with robbing the postoffice and a store at Cherry Lane, Wilkes county, were ta ken to Guilford county Jail to await trial in federal court. Ervin and Mc Cann claim that they are natives ot Alleghuny county. Greenville. Provisions have been made by the county commissioner for turning over $300,000 to city banks which is to be used in the general im provement of roads to Farmvllle and Lenoir county line as needed, lnia, amount Is the first of the $SOO,000 in bonds recently issued by the county bonds recently issued by the county. , Asheville. Announcement that re duced round-trip summer tourist fare to the mountain and seashore resort with liberal stop-over privileges will. h nut inm effect by the railways or the South on May 15th Is expected to result in an even larger volume or travel to Western North Carolina this summer than in the paHt. ni-i,.h Jim and Ed Sharpe an .!..,(. ..honffoiir Alonso Rurleson, all of Albemarle, are in the state priBon for safekeeping following tneir in South Boston. va cnargeu ti.klna two young white women. ot Roanoke Rapids, N. C. hundred ministers luiuvu.. --. ... . .1 U',..,tnrn rnnffti'en- Ot tne tasiern nuu . ces of the Methodist Episcopal churcu . n , r nH. nvner.tPfl tO St- in Tfortn Carolina mo civ. tend the itimmer school for minister at Trinity college. (1 the Har- f.,n. nhn HiH-ffisBfully Intro- nfll laiinoa - duced long staple cotton into the couu- v Inst year, is tnis year produce watermelons on a large scale ior the Northern markets. He ana George L. Cannaday bave P an d about forty acres to mo ' garus. Fierce Moonshine Battle W.ged. In a three-cornered fight between party of revenue officers "d guard, at a big Illicit moonshine whiskey still near Paical. three MttM groes were killed, according to mea ner reports received here. None of v was hurt. The officer the officers ,, nno ... seised :. wnl,ke. Ions of oeer, i a KMi worth of material, and $2,600 wonn onlu. thelutillenes and fired o- the.partr -1"? when they app"" ' h Raleigh School Superintendent. Raleigh The acceptance of the su perlntendency of the city schools of Raleigh by Sam B. Underwood of Pitt county is very plenums m na,j.B.i people generally, who believe he is one of the best school men In the state and will, during his four year contract with the city school board, be able to work out a school system In Ralelgn mat win no a noun i " state. Superintendent Harry Howell will go out 01 onice on aaij , tr TTnrterwnod will take charge of the- city schools on that dato. Manning's Mighty Throw. Chapel Hill. Ned Manning's mighty Javelin throw ot 164 feet, 4 Inches in the last event ot the day, smashing the state record which had already, been broken a few minutes before by Abernathy of Carolina, gave State college two-thirds of a Joint margin over the University of Nortlk Carolina and enabled State to win in the closest and most exciting tfc" meet ever staged on Emerson J"101 This statement Is based uno" ob servations of old-timers cover"! lent period of years. :. i 11 r '""U ill. iii ill to MLLliiill II ! ".7 I, a AC