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ROANOKE RAPIDS HERALD, ROANOKE RAPIDS, N. C.
PERSONNEL Of .00 IN ASKED CENBY AGAINST REDUCTION IN EXISTING STRENGTH OF LINE OFFICERS. SM SEVENTY MILLION Secretary of Navy Recommends That One Hundred Destroyers be Placed Out of Commission. 1 Washington. Secretary Denby ap- peared before the house naval com mittee to recommend that the navy personnel for the next fiscal year be fixed at 90,000 men and 6,000 appren tices as compared with 100,000 men and 6,000 apprentices now authorized. Mr. Denby recommended that there be no reduction in the existing strength of Jine officers of the navy; that the first class at Annapolis be graduated and commissioned, but that appointments to the academy here after be reduced to three for each member of congress, inteud of five. The naval secretary recommended that 100 destroyers be placed out of commission. He estimated that the program he outlined would effect a saving of $70,000,000 in next year's budget. Secretary Denby's statement point ed out that since 1919 the war-time naval establishment had been reduced from 1,362 vessels in commission to 900, the commissioned personnel from 32,208 to 6.163, and the enlisted force from 480,723 to 100.999. "It Is not easy," he said, "to get back to normalcy from such vast ex pansion. Mr. Denby said the net result of the naval limitation conference is that Oreat Britain is to have 22 capital ships, the United States 18 and Japan 10, there being no limitation on aux illary combat craft except as to the size and armament of future vessels "By the terms of the treaty," he said, "the United States will have re maining IS battleships, 316 destroyers "3 cruisers, 147 submarines, 196 auxil iaries and 152 small vessels. It is clear that no definite conclusions as tc the future strength of the United States navy should be reached until ratification of the pending treaty, be cause we shall not know absolutely until then that the treaty will become effective. This complicates the ques tion of personnel." Mr. Denby described the status of the fleet In commission, showing that battleships carry about 84 per cent complement, destroyers from 50 to 80 per cent and submarines from 40 pet cent up. "It is quite clear that the navy in enlisted and commissioned personnel both is undermanned today." he said. "It Is clear in your mind undoubted ly that the rule applies in apportion ing of vessels In the different navies (under the treaty) was what was call ed the navies needed for national safe ty and the results were arrived at after a most careful study of the sit uations confronting each nation par ticipating In the treaty. It must he assumed, therefore, that 18 battle ships Is regarded by the government's signatory to the treaty as the neces sary quota for the safety of the United States." Rich Jewelry Haul. Louis. Mo. Jewelry, estimated St. by the hotel management to be val ued at $10fl,0rt0. was obtained hy ban dits, who lootfW safety deposit boxes at the Washington hotel In the west ern section of the city. H. A. Crofton, night clerk, was forced to open the safe. The jewelry w i the property of guests and the exact value will not be determined until the gueBts list their losses. Two Chinese Killed. Seattle, Wash. Two Chinese are dead, another lies wounded In a hos pital and five others are in the city Jail as the result of a tong war which broke out here. Toy Jow, 40, and Hong Jang, 30, both cannery workers and members of the Hip Sing tong, were killed and W. Engin, known in China town as the "duke," also of the Hip Sing tong, was shot through the thigh. Import Much Liquor. Washington Liquor imports during the past year increased by nearly $1, 500.000 as compared with 1920, while shipments of soft drinks Into the country fell off by more than $200,000 during the same period, according to foreign reports recently made public. During 1921 the total spirits, wines and malt liquors Imported aggregated $4,711,000 compared with $3,269,000 in 1920, while mineral waters and other beverages entering the country amounted to $347,000 as against $569. 000 In 1920. Foreign Traders to Meet In May. , New York. The foreign trader 'throughout the country were request ed to meet In Philadelphia on May 10, 11 and 12 for a discussion of the fi nancial conditions In Europe and to make a survey of the world's march ant marine. James A. Farrell, president of the XJnlted States Steel corporation and chairman of the national foreign trade council, who called the conference, Bald that business conditions appear ed to be on the point of improving. Husband and Wlft Murdered In Home Waco, Texas. The Hfeloss bodlea of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Barker, the form er with a bullet hole In the head and the latter with the head cleft open with an axe, were found at their farm house at Concord, seven miles north east of here. Homer Turk, 13 year old-boy, was found with his skull crushed, but still alive. ; Seven negroes have been arrested and a number of Mexicans are under surveillance. Those suspected ara all employed on farms near the scent of the tragedy. HERE'S PROGRAM OF SOLDIER BONUS TAXES AGREED UPON Washington. This program of soldiers' bonus taxes was agreed upon by a house ways and means sub-committee: Two and one-half per cent on the undivided profits of corpora tions, estimated to yield $22,000, 000. On parcel post pacljages on which the postage amounts to 25 cents or more, a tax of one cent for each 25 cents or fraction there of, $20,000,000. Oue cent a gallon on gasoline, $70,000,000. Twenty-five cents per horse power on automobiles, $50,000,000. Double the present 10 per cent tax on admissions where the charge exceeds 25 cents, $60,000, 000. Double oxlstlng documentary stamp taxes, except in the case of sales or transfers of capita) stock, on which the rate would be increased from one-fiftieth of one per cent to one-tenth of one I or cent, $64,000,000. An Increase of 50 cents per 1,000 in the tax on cigarettes, $25, 000,000. An increase nf 2 cents a pound on smoking and chewing tobneco, $5,000,000. FORD CONTRACT DISCUSSED TALK OF REDUCING THE TIME CLAUSE FROM 100 TO FIFTY YEARS. Washington. The advisability of reducing the time clause in Henry Ford's offer for the lease of the Mus-; the former time and one half rule; pru de Shoals, Ala., government owned j vMn for a minimum of throe hours ' straight time instead of two hours at lands, from 100 to 50 years was ques-!tlme am, (l,r worUiK less tioned indirectly by Major General; four norH Sun,,ay, and cm Lansing H. lteach, chief of army en- 1(,t(J (,imM1,.(,n ()f ,m, old rule al gineers, in testimony before the house nR ha,f pay from lp oVIl,(k . military committee. nm to 6 a. m', for men traveling on , Referring to the general policy of ;i01ir,jng rars. the government not to lsase its prop-' other rules were changed to elinii erties for a period exceeding 50 n.lt any flXl.(j nollr for starting work years, General Beach In his teetl- j anl any specified lunch period. The mony at the second day of the hoar-. tj,ne ijmit fr investigations into dis ing of the committee on the Ford charges, decisions and appeals was proposal said that "it is not always j extended from seven to ton days. advisable to apply one general rule to things big and small." 300 Students Have Ptomaine Poison. Secretary Weeks, who was heard 1 Columbus, Miss -- More Hum .w by the committee, declared repeated-J students of the Mississippi state col ly that In his opinion it would be un- lege for women here are suffering wise to permit the lease of public! with ptomaine poisoning as a result lands or properties to private Inter-i of eating chicken salad wtinh was ests for so long a period as one served at the evening meal at the col hundred years. General Beach, how- lege. ever, said that it was "a question in I Every physician In Columbus was as big and important a matter as ! called to the institution and Is this whether the 50 years rule would ; stated that all the students are out not work a hardship." of danger, although a large number It was his belief, the general con-la1 still very 111. tlnued, that In the disposition of the! I. J- C. Fant. president of the In propertiesat Muscle Shoals, the par- stllutlon. stated that the poisoning amount consideration should be the ; was undoubtedly caused by the salad effect upon the nation's defense rath-j" 'hose wno dld n,,t l'at U w",re er than the manufacture of fertilizer. , affected. Dr. Irene ratlieree, the col The country, he said, should not bej'W Physician, made the same state- :.ahi ol.nln" ulthnut an mlenunte ..pMW.. " ; nitrate supply. The disadvantages of installing power plants in Alabama and estab lishing a market for their output were dwelt upon at length by the en- glneer chief. He said it would be ; comparatively easy to install a plant at Niagara Kails, with a market close; by. but it was quite, another feat, : M , the MV o 6,,MM) rhi from the standpoint of time, to do ' . ... " - . , so in a sparsely settled region like that about Muscle Shoals, with only : four cities within reasonable distance. The engineer officer was preceded j jjiachofT. whose financial operations on the witness stand by Major Gen- apparentiy r)val those of Charles I'on eral Williams, chief of ordnance, i z the Boston "wizard ," expressed re who occupied the greater part of the ilief when taten )nt0 cusody by deputy day's sessions explaining valuations marshai8 He had received threats of properties involved in the Ford from thoge ne ls aiiege,i to have fleoc offer. He estimated that the War-1 e(1 he galdi and wa3 a(raid t0 vt,mure rlor power plant and, transmission ; nto tha goutn and we8t gide dj8trtcta. line could be salvaged for 3.oou,uuo er more, and declared under exami nation by committee members that figure was three-fifths of all that Mr. Ford had offered for the nitrate plants and other properties. These properties, It was estimated, had a scrap value to the government of $8, 812,000 and would be worth $16,272, 000 if made partially operative and the remainder salvaged. Navy Yards !.ay Off Thousands. Washington. The first effects of the armament conference on the em ployment situation were felt when several thousand mechanics and arti ficers in navy yards were temporarily laid off after Secretary Denby had ordered suspended all ordnance work designed for the naval vessels slated for "scrapping" under the naval limi tation treaty. The instructions were Issued in line with President Hard ing's order suspending work on the vessels under construction affected by the treaty. Flaw In Structure. Washington. Belief that some flaw In the structure of the Knickerbocker moving picture theater caused Its col lapse under a weight of snow, with more than 90 fatalities, was expressed by Harry C. Randall, proprietor of the chain of theaters which Included the Knickerbocker. Mr. Crandall ls havine an Independent Investigation made by engineers to determine, If possible, the cause of the catastropne. Mr. Crandall said be had no knowl edge of any weakness In the roof or an yother part of the theater Arrangement for Handling Malls. Washington. Representative Bui winkle has been informed of a new arrangement for handling valuable registered mail Gaston ia to Rich mond. Acting Assistant Postmaster Oeneral Z. R, White wrote that ar rancement bad been made for the Gastonia postmaster to dispatch malls for Richmond on Charlotte and At lanta train No. 16 for connection with train No. $8 at Charlotte., Letters received after No. 16 leaves will be sent on No. 31. Ilj-ilfi II IS NEW RULING OF LABOR BOARD WILL AFFECT 12,000 RAIL. ROAD SIGNALMEN. IS Time and One-Half Pay For Regular ly Assigned Work on Sundays and Holidays Also Eliminated. Chicago. Ite-establishmcnt of a teu hour day at the usual hourly wage and elimination of time and one-half pay for regularly assigned work on Sundays and holidays, new rules gov erning railway signalmen, were an nounced by the United States railroad labor board to replace on February 16 the national agreement made under federal control. The board's rules affect more than 12,000 rail workers. According to fig ures based on interstate commerce commission statistics, the annual la bor bill of the railroads will be cut about $.100,000 by eliminating the over time pay provisions of the national agreement. While the new set of rules retains the principles of the eight-hour day. the door is open for a ten-hour day. Overtime pay is likewise eliminated for employes paid a monthly salary by a new formula for determining the monthly rate, based on the standard hourly rate. Other minor provisions which will 1 afTe t the signalmen's pay envelopes are substitution of straight time for "leui. uiuiuufcu -... be made by the college authorities, it was announced. Chicago Has Second "Ponii." Chicago. Raymond J. Iiischoff. ta ken into custody, after involuntary proceedings in bankruptcy had boon Instituted against him by creditors, i n,1m(ttnA Ihol ha nn'ou tihnllt ?i r,ltll llllfl cagoans, moBtly foreigners. Loss than one million dollars worth of oil and gas stock of doubtful value is available to meet the obligations, It was an- nnnncpd To Reinstate Teachers. Dublin. School teachers of Irish na tionality, who have been dismissed for political activities in recent years, will be reinstated by the Dail Elreann, the ministry of education announces. In determining the status of such teach ers and the salary they are to receive, they will be considered as having served continuously. Millions Starving In Russia. London More than 250.000 children are starving In the Chuvash region of Eastern Russia, to say nothing of a half million adults who have lout ail hope of help, acordlng to a telegram from the Russian famine relief torn- mission of the International Federa tion of Trade Unions received by Ar i thur Henderson, prominent labor mem ber of the house of commons. The telegram says a total of .IC.'iOO, 000 workers and peasant in nil Km sla are starving and that thousands are dying dally. Four Thousand Employes Released. Washington. The number of em ployes released at the navy yard by the suspension of capital ship con struction has now passed the 4,000 mark but no further material reduc tlons are anticipated, It was sai l at the navy department. Employes re tained are believed sufficient tJ carry on the present building urogram an handle repair work, pnvUed tli3 na val treaty ls adopted, and no hope of re-employing the men released Is no wheld out by the navy department. Authorizes Railroad Construction. Washington. fae interstate com merce commission has Issued a certifi cate authorizing the construction of a line of railroad In the counties of Washington and Hyde, known as New Holland, Higglnsport and Mt. Vernon with permission to retain excess earn ings It would extend from Wenona to New Holland, a distance of 85 miles. It was projected In 1919 by the North Carolina Farms company, and has been practically completed, with sxpenditures of $908,249.24. RE-ESTABLISHED PIUS XI IS CROWNEO POPE OF ROME Rome. Plus XI was crowned pope in the buscUica of St. Peter's amid scenes of pomp and enthus iasm and in the presence of princes and dignitaries of the church, the diplomatic representatives of for eign countries, members of the Ro man aristocracy and a vast assem blage filling the great structure to the very doors. The ancient cus tom was carried out with impres sive ceremonies, and the ne 'y elected pontiff now occupies the throne of the first pope, reported crowned Leo III, who reigned from 795 to 816. With the exception of Leo XIII ind Benedict XV, who, owing to the strained relations existing between the qulrlnal and the Vatican In 1878, iind the world war In 1914, prefer red to be crowned In the slstino chapel, the coronation of all the popes elected since the erection of the basilica has been celebrated there. STOP WORK ON 14 SHIPS 1 STEP WAS TAKEN IN ANTICIPA TION OF NAVAL TREATY RATIFICATION. Building Operations Suspended Have Cost the Government Approxi mately $5,0O0,0C0 a Month. Washington.-Construction work on ! fourteen capital ships was suspended of (he twe,ve week8 o negotiation by order of Secretary Denby under di-jjust concluded here, were in the bun rection of President Harding. 'The j die of International covenants taken step was taken in anticipation of ratl-! the senate chamber by Mr. Hard ficatlon of the naval limitation treaty l,n8- They propose in short, a limita which resulted from the Washington tkm on naval armament, a new bill of conference and under which only rights for China, and a four-power throe of the vessels Involved will be j concord to preserve poace In the Pa completed as war craft. The other 11 'lflc- will be scrapped or converted into I AH of these agreements, said the merchant snips under tlie treaty pro-; visions. Secretary Denby acted after Assist ant Secretary Roosevelt had discussed with President Harding the terms of the treaty affecting the new ships. Mr. Harding approved thfl suggestion that work be brought to a standstill immediately on the eight superdread naughts and six battle cruisers, pend ing final action on the treaty. In rounu ngures ine ..unu.nB "F"""",,le four-power Pacific pact, is threat tnus muten nave cost me govern.... nQW w)(h orpanzp(, 0ppoBltlo, approximately $;,.000.000 a month. am, ,tg opponent8 have not ypt (lem. Following ratification of the onstrated how lar,e a vote they can tieaty contracts for the new sl'lps command against the strength of par will be cancelled. The ultimate cost ty iea(erg 0n both sides of the cham to the government of this cancella- eT tlon cannot be determined in advance j ' but naval officers believe that a con-jWm Not postp0ne Genoa Conference, slderable saving will be made London. Great Britain will agree through the action. U0 no postponement of the Oenoa eco- Only one capital ship under con- nomic conference unless the request structlon was exempted from sub- for such postponement emanates from pension order. She is the Colorado, more than vv per cent compieie ana which will be retained in the perma nent fleet. Ships on which work was stopped included eight first-class battleships: the Washington, at the New York shipbuilding corporation; the West Virginia, Newport News Shipbuilding and Pry Dock company; the South mestic political situation. Lntil an Dakota. New York navy yard; the j intimation was given that this sltua Indiana, New York navy yard; thejtion was such a preclude the holding Montana, Mare Island navy yard; the of the conference, however, the na- North Carolina, Norfolk navy yard; the Iowa. Newport News Shipbuilding and Pry Dock company, and the Mas saouhsetts, Bethlehem Shipbuilding corporation, Fore River, Mass. Work was also ordered suspended on six battle cruisers, as follows: Lexington, Bethlehem Shipbuilding corporation; Constellation, , Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock com pany; Saratoga, New York Shlpbuild Inc corporation: Ranger, News Shipbuilding and Newnort Dry Dock'ed company: Constitution and United States, Philadelphia navy yard. Treaties to Senate. Washington. Submission to the senate by President Harding of the treaties resulting from the arms con ference probably will be delayed until aext week, it was Indicated after a meeting of the American delegation devoted to drafting of the report to be presented to the President. Eight Men Killed In Mine. Huntington, W. Va. Eight men were killed, two badly Injured and one is missing as the result of an explosion which wrecked a mine of the Marietta Coal company on Pond creek, Pinson Fort, Ky., according to information received here. A dust explosion Is reported to have caused the accident in the plant. Only eleven men were said to have been in the mine at the time, eight of whom rescue parties found dead, two injured and one missing. Aged Indian Dead. Cass Lake, Minn. Oa-Bo-Nah-Oewn-Woncee, also known as John Smith, a Chipewa Indian reputed to be 137 years old, died here after a week's illness with pneumonia. "The old Indian," as he was gen erally known among the white people, was active until six months ago. Be fore that time he made It a practice to pieet c-'.l trains entering the village and offer post cards for sale. He had been married eight times. He had no children and the only sur vivor is Tom Smith, an adopted son. Bullock Case Yet Undlclded. Raleigh. The Canadian authorities have not as yet passed on the extradi tion of Matthew Bullock, negro, want de in Warren county on a charge of participating in rioting, according to Charles Stewart, minister of Immigra tion and colonisation at Ottawa. In a letter to a prominent North Caro linian, the minister states that it was only a question of whether or not Bul lock should be deported that was brought to his attention, and that the court must pass on the question of extradition. PRESIDENT HARDING BEFORE IRE SENATE ASKS SENATE TO GIVE ITS AP PROVAL TO ARMS CONFER ENCE TREATIES. PROMPT tCIIDII REQUESTED Five Principal Treaties and Two Supplemental Agreements De livered to the Senate, Washington. President Harding asked the senate to approve the arms conference treaties in order that America's professed desire to rid the world of war may not become "a hoi low mockery." "If we cannot join in making of fective those covenants for peace," he said, "and stamp this conference with America's approval, ( we. shall discredit the influence of the republic, render future efforts futile and un likely, and write discouragement where today the world Is ready to acclaim new hope." Delivering his message in person, in a voice that betokened deep emo tion, the President was answered re peatedly by applause from floor and galleries. He asked that ratification be given without delay, and before ho left the capltol senate machinery was set in motion to hasten a vote. T.-1 ...,!....!.. n 1 ,.,,, .1., nn,l turn " c """-"" " - ,. , effort "to put an end to contradictions, to remove ambiguities, and establish clear understandings.'' None of them, he asserted, commits the American government "to any kind of an al liance, entanglement or Involvement." After the address was completed, both republican and democratic lead ers predicted that the treaties would bo ratified without long debate and by substantial majorities. Only one, Rome, it was authoritatively declared here. The French ambassador, It Is understood, was so informed by Lord Curzon. the foreign secretary. Belief was expressed in a well-informed American quarter that the holding of the conference on Ihe in tended date was becoming increasing ly doubtful, owing to the Italian do- tionB which are expected to partici pate have no choice but to await de velopments. Simmons Wants an Oil Station. Washington. Senator Simmons has taken up with the treasury department the desirability of establishing an oil station either at Southport or Wil mington, N. C, to furnish fuel for the new oil burning revenue cutter, "The Modoc," which ls to be station- at Wilmington, and for other oil burning government boats which from time to time put in at Southport and Wilmington. Two Men Killed In Battle. Albany, Ga. George Car'er, of Hal3 burg, Ala., was killed and a deputy sheriS of Stewart county. Georgia, was faially Injured, dying in a hos pital at Bufaula, Ala., as the result of a fight between Carter and Stewart county sheriffs' officers on the Brad ley place, near Florence, Ga. Plan Reduction In Personnel. Washington. Secretary Weeks an nounced that he had ordered a survey of the "personnel and actlvitlea of every branch of the war department" in Washington for the' purpose of re ducing the number of officers on duty here. Closing up of the department's post war settlements and adjustments has proceeded to a point, the announce ment said, where Mr. Weeks oenevei it will be possible to effect a material reduction in officer personnel on duty at the department Ambushed Ulster Constables. Belfast. A party of Ulster special constables was ambushed by thirty men, who opened flre on the police car at Clady, on the Donegal-Tyrone border, which previously had been the scene of several disturbances. Constable McFadden, of Londonderry, was shot and killed. Thomas Saddler, SO, was shot to death at his home near Cavan by Ave armed raiders, who took away his shotgun and service refle of the Ulster volunteers, of which be was formerly a member. Bank Employe Must be Cood Shot Pittsburgh. That one employe of every bank in Pennsylvania, who is an expert in the handling 0 farms, should be detailed to guard the insti tution against bandits, was th: sug gestion given In a statement to mem bers of the Pennsylvania Bankers' as sociation by the commlttoe on protec tive information. The suggestion stat ed that one man who ls not actively engaged in business transactions should be provided with firearms to act In case of an emergency. WILL EXTEND WEEVIL FIGH1 Craven County Delegates Will Ask Four Neighboring Counties to Co-operate. New Born. Committees represent Ing the Craven County Agricultural committee will go before the commis sioners of four neighboring counties at their regular monthly meetings and ask for co-operation in carrying on the campaign against the boll weevil by the appointments of committees in each county to tako the leadership In a movement to liberalize farming in East Carolina to offset the inroads of the weevil into the production of cot ton. Craven county appropriated $10, 000 to carry on the work, and employ ed C. C. Kirkpntrlck, an expert In di versified farming, to head the cam paign, but Pamlico, Carteret, Onslow and Jones counties will be asked to simply endorse the work by naming committees to help in extending it among their own farmers. The local committee believes that to get returns for its own efforts In the fight It must have the eo-operntion of the neighboring counties. They are in the snme condition as Craven, and a Joint fight will help both. ; W. W. Griffin, chairman of the Craven committee, named his dele gation. The Pamlico county commis sioners will be met at Bayboro, the Carteret board at Beaufort, the Ons lew commissioners at Jacksonville and the Jones commlsissoners at Trenton by committees composed of leading farmers and business men. Two Men Killed In Boiler Explosion. ' Fayetteville. Two persons were killed and a third injured by the ex plosion of a holler in a planing mill owned by W. E. Waller at Stedman, this county. The dead are: L. B. McDuffle, mechanic in charge of the boilers of the milt. John Dawson, negro fireman. David Fort, another negro fireman, was slightly injured. The cause of the explosion has not been determined. According to the testimony gather ed, a steam pipe on the outside of one of the two boilers in the mill had been leaking, and the Bteam in this boiler was allowed to go down in order dor that it might lie repaired, the oth er boiler being used at the time. Af ter the repairs had been made, the boiler was again put in use. C. W. Putz, genera manager of the mill, testified that he was standing be side McDuffle three minutes before the explosion took place and that the pressure at that time was not more than 20 pounds. The force of the explosion threw Dawson against the pump and every bone in his head was crushed. Mc Duffle's skull was fractured. Both men were Instantly killed. Fort was thrown Into a pile of brick, but he sustained only bruises. McDuffle. who resided In the town of Stedman, leaves a wife. His father lives near Vander, in this county. Managers Name Orphanage Head. Charlotte. Rev. George S. Hill, rec tor of Christ's Episcopal church in Elizabeth City, was elected superin tendent of the Thompson orphanage in this city, to succeed Rev. W. J. Smith, who resigned some time ago, at the annual meeting of the board of managers of the orphanage. Bishop Joseph Blount Cheshire of Raleigh, presided ofer the meeting as chairman ex-offlcio. Bishop T. C. Darst, of Wilmington, was present for the first time as a member of the board representing the eastern part of the state. The Edwin A. Osborne Memorial building, just completed and to be used for children under four years old, was accepted by the board and will be opened up and ready for use as soon as tho furnishings can be se cured and installed. Moss Named Director. Oxford. At a meeting of the dele gates held In Oxford E. O. Moss was elected director for the eighth dis trict, composed of Granville and Per son counties, of the Tobacco Growers' Cooperative Marketing association. Dr. E. J. Tucker, C. T. Wood, O. M. Crowder. M. T. Carver. F. D. Long, C. T. Hall and W. H. Wllkerson. All the delegates from Granville were present. Christian to Represent District Fayetteville. R. W. Christian, of Manchester, Cumberland county, was elected director for the seventh dis trict of the North Carolina Co-opera tive Marketing Association, by a ma jority of 158 votes over J. R. Peterson, of Clinton, Sampson county, accord ing to announcement of the result of the balloting made here. Mr. Chris tian received 983 votes while 825 were cast for Mr. Peterson, Mr. Chrlstlsn ls regarded as one of the most successful and progressive farmers of this section. Votes Bonds to Build Hospital. Oastonla. Gaston county voted to issue $150,000 in bonds to build a tu berculosis hospital and to levy a tax not to exceed eight cents for mainte nance. Out of a registration of 4.063. there were I.J28 votes cost in favor of tbe hospital. The fight against the measure was especially bitter in the rural sections. The town of Cherry ville went almost solidly against tbe hospital. The vote In the towns of Oastonla, Belmont, Cramerton and McAdenvllle was largely responsible for tbe 202 majority. To Conclude Highway Link. Hickory. John N. Bohsnnon, con tractor, will put down the concrete on the Catawba link' of the Central high way, he having obtained this contract from the Union Paving company, of Philadelphia. The Philadelphia con cern will apply the asphalt. Prepara tions already are being made to begin construction, and crushed rock is ex UUUIU UVUUUi en as 14 v uva swat tm mm 1 WftlKVl - pecUd to ftirive aeon from Um WilijjftJ.r feet and 9 Inches high, weight ahout m t- r . ....... I 'v . wi1. K a aanHntlnn nf Creek Quarry company plant, rcM ty orcanited by business ran (of Hicaor. 1 3 SUGGESTS CHANG III SG DR. BROOKS SAYS THAT GREAT GROWTH MUST BE MET WITH ECONOMY. MONEY RESOURCES AT LIMIT Must Meet Situation With Reorganl xatlon of 8ystem In Schools Out lines the Changes. Raleigh. Already touching the limit of its resources from taxation, future growth of the school system in North Carolina must he provided for through reorganization of the schools that will reduce the cost per pupil, and provide for additional enrollment, declares State Superintendent E. C. Brooks in outlining the now policy of school ad ministration to become effective next September. More pupils to the teacher and few er supervisors of teachers is the most drastic recommendation that Doctor Brooks makes to the county and city superintendents. He calls attention emphatically to the fact that school revenues have reached their maxi mum. The schools must continue to grow, he points out, and to meet this demand, more economical organization nmat ia nnnfliimmn fprl During the past year Dr. Prooks, foreseeing the situation that confronts the school system of the state, has made a thorough study of school or ganisation throughout the country, and bis recommendations are based on data that has been collected from many sources. The following preface was given to the program as outlined by Dr. Brooks. I wish to dlBcuis very seriously with the city superintendents the necessity of a very careful study of the relation ship of school organization to tho cost of operating a school system. The pub lic does not know how to organize a school svstem. It must take the rec ommendations of the superintendents. but the public ls entitled to know that a skillful sunerintendent can so grade the pupils, group the classes, and or ganize the teachers as to operate the entire school system at a considerably less cost ner capita per pupil than other superintendents can who are less skillful, and this can be done without reducing the effectiveness of class room Instruction. A Door sunerintendent is exceeding ly costly even if he ls paid a very low salary for his services. He may cost the people many thousands of dollar and they may never know that the monev could have been saved, and too. without a loss of class-room efficiency, We have been moving rapidly within he nast three years. More progress has been made than within a given decade In our history. But the time hns come now to take an inventory, to become introspective and to plan for as wise an expenditure of public funds as It ls possible to work out. This Is why I am calling your attention to the hole Question of school organization and Its relation to school revenue. The nubile has had a tendency to criticise the salaries paid to superin tendents. The trouble Is not due to th hleh salary nald but to the lad: of wisdom on the part of some boards of trustees in selecting the right man to whom to pay the higher salaries. Therefore, It Is necessary for us to prepare a statement showing the per capita cost of Instruction and suporvis nn in the cities and In the counties that the public may know what It costs 1 educate the children of a given com unltv. This ls one guide in measur ing the business and professional ef ficiency of a superintendent Negro Commits Suicide. Lexington. Although a presumption of doubt has been raised In certain quarters, county authorities have little doubt that Weldon Crump, well known negro farmer and father of about 20 children, who died In Tyro township from a wound across his throat, really committed suicide. A coroner's Inquest was requeted following Crump's death, and the Jury found that be came to hie death as the result of a wound Inflict ed on his throat with a raxor. Father of 28 Children. Greensboro. Bob Austin, an "old time" darkey, with 28 children, 2 of them living, thrice married, his last wife having so far borne blm only six children, holds the record for parent hood in Guilford county. He ls 71 years old, works on the ' farm of Lawrence Duffy.' three miles from here, every day, chews tobacco and gets up at midnight and eats ' meat. Austin does not believe in sparine; the rod and spoiling the child, ha said. ., .. 1 Hunter Finds Body ef Woman. Rocky Mount. The mystery which shrouded the disappearance of Mrs. Temple Terry from her home In Grif fins township last October and which proved a complete pusxle to Nash county officials for the past several months was solved when the body of woman. In a badly decomposed state, was found In the woods about three miles from her home. Coroner J. H. Oriflln ordered an investigation, the verdict of the coroner's Jury being that Mrs. Terry came to her ideath from exposure. . f Sheriff Offers ftewerd. Rutherford ton. A reward of $100 has beep dffered by J. W. Beason, sher iff of Rutherford county, for the arrest and apprehension of Horace Walkrr and Howard Bridges, alias Hmifl Merck, white, who escaped froisTJa" at Greenwood. B. C The fugitives are wanted tor alleged robbery, larceny nd Jail-breaking and other charges. Walker is described as 11 years on, lit pounds, while the description of BrWite. ' " 10. height I feet end 11 inches. HOOL SYSTEM to. h : !