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ROANOKE RAPIDS HERALD, ROANOKE RAPIDS, N. C.
15 MILLION ADDED I HOUSE INCREASES APPROPRIA TION FOR RIVER AND HAR BOR IMPROVEMENTS. ADOPTED BY VOTE OF 3 TO 1 Discussion of Army Approprlatior Bill so Protracted That Vote ll Not Reached. Washington. Disregarding the rec ommendatlons of the budget bureau and of the appropriations committee, the house by a three to one vote ad ded $15,000,000 to the amount carried in the army appropriation bill for river and harbor improvements. An amendment to Increase the lump aum allotment from $27,635,260 to $42,815,661 was adopted by a vote ot 158 to 54 after three hours of acri minlous debate during which 40 mem bere aired their views. The vote on the amendment was along sectional rather than party lines, republicans splitting on the proposal while most of the democrats favored it. The discussion was so protracted that a final vote on the bill could not be reached. The phrase "pork barrel legisla tion" frequently was Injected Into the debate which had all the earmarks ol congressional wrangles of formei years over rivers and harbors appro prlatlons. . The amount originally recommend ed In the bill was Bligstly in excess of the sum approved by the budget bureau while the total proposed was the amount requested by the chief ol army engineers. In charge of the Ini provement. Carried as a lump with the amount to be expended on various projects not specified, the appropria tlon would be aportioned by the army engineering corps to continue work during the coming fiscal year on pro jects already authorized. Representative Mondcll character ized the movement to increase the appropriation as the "first assault on the budget system" and as a "raid on the treasury." Mr. Ilurton con tended action or the house in ap proving the Increase showed the mis take of making lump sum appropria tions. Such a system, he added, caus ed members to combine in support ol large sums so that projects in their district would be taken care of. Mr. Mann declared that opponents of the bill made It appear that "a band of rascals" were attempting to raid the treasury. A number of rep resentatives who approved the in crease advanced the argument that Improvement of inland waterways would allow farmers and manufac turers in the Interior to move their products by water more cheaply than they now can do so by the railroads. To Abandon Rented Warehouses. Washington. Vast quantities of seized liquors .stored I- the govern ment in rented warehouses through out the country are to be transferred to army buildings as an economy measure. Assistant Prohibition Commissioner Jones made this announcement on his return from an inspection of liquor conditions in Chicago, where prepa rations have nearly been completed for the transfer of millions of gal lons, of liquor held by the govern ment In rented storehouses into army buildings. Mr. Jones said this step In Chicago would mean a saving of about $11,000 a year In rentals. In New York and other large cities, the assistant commissioner declared, the same procedure will be followed and a large saving to the government Is expected to result as the prohibi tion bureau will only be called upon to hear its proportionate share of the heat, light and caretaker charges of the army buildings. , The plan for utilizing available army buildings as liquor storehouses wos worked out by the budget bu reau, the war department and the prohibition unit as a part of the bud get system's economy program. 1 Family Trouble Costs Three Lives. Columbus. Ohio Dewey Britton, 23, a farmer, living near Torch, Athens county, shot and killed his 17-year-old wife and her mother, Mrs. Roy Clarke, 50, and then ended his own life with a shotgun. Neighbors who arrived shortly after the shooting, found the three bodies in the house and yard. The tragedy occurred when Mrs. Brit ton, who had been separated from her husband, came to the house with her mother to arrange for a division of the household effects. Usee Bad Judgment. Macon, Ga. W. O. Pate, 45, who claim a to be a butcher from Derolt, Mich., and who escaped from the city stockade recently, walked 30 miles along the main highway going north before he stoped an automoblllst and aeked tor a ride. The driver of the car, who was a deputy sheriff, recog nized ahe clothing worn by Pate a the dingy brown of the Btockade. Pate was returned here to complete a sentence on a charge of loitering, pending an investigation ot the pass ing ot a number of worthless checks. ' '. . Woman to Face Jury. New Orleans. The trial of Mrs. Mathilda Levee, who shot and killed her husband, Frederick Levee, Cali fornia lawyer, last May, will begin here. The district attorney has an nounced that he will ask for a ver dict that will send the woman to the electric chair. The defense announces that at the time of the killing Mrs. Levee was insane. Mrs. Levee shot her husband, here on busy street after meeting him and talking to him. Levee was shot In the back after leav ing his wtfo, ERWAYS DECREASE SHOWN IN RETAIL FOOD PRICES Washington. Retail food costs In ten cities of the country showed a decrease ranging from 1 to 4 per cent during the month from February 15 to March 15, accord ing to statistics announced by the bureau of labor statistics of the Department of Labor. The decrease was as follows: Manchester, 4 per cent; Balti more, Bridgeport, Newark, New Haven, New York, Richmond and Washington, 3 per cent; Milwau kee, 2 per cent, and Denver, 1 per cent. For the year ending March 15 last, retail food prices showed a decrease of 13 per cent in Bridge port and Denver; 12 per cent in Manchester and New Haven; 11 per cent in Baltimore, Washing ton and Milwaukee; 10 per cent In Newark, and 9 per cent in New York and Richmond. BONUS BILL PASSED BY HOUSE BILL IS GIVEN AN OVERWHELM ING MAJORITY IN THE HOUSE. Member of Both Parties Divided General Debate and on Final Roll Call. Washington. The four billion-dol lar Boldiets' bonus bill was passed the house by an overwhelming major ity. It now goes to the senate where its fate is regarded as uncertain. The vote was 333 to 70, or 64 more than the two-thirds majority necessary for passage of the measure under the parliamentary procedure selected by republicans lor tne expressed purpose of preventing the democrats from of - fering a motion to recommit. Party lines disappeared both in the general debate and on the final roll call, 242 republicans and 90 democrats and one socialist supporting the bill i.nd 42 republicans and 2S democrats voting against it. As passed by the house, the bonus bill would provide for immediate cash payments to veterans whose adjusted service pay would not exceed $50, and would give the other veterans the op tion of these four plans: Adjusted service certificates, with provisions auwiormng mans ey mums In the first three years after next W.toner 1, ana ny ine government Uln"n' lu uu 20 years and to have a face value t maturity oi me amount oi uie " justed service credit at the rate of 1 a day for domestic service and 11.25 a day for foreign service, increased by 25 per cent plus interest at the rate of 4 1-2 per cent compounded annual ly. Vocational training after January 1, 1923, at the rate of $1.75 a day, the total payments not to exceed, how ever, 140 per cent of the adjusted service credit. Farm and home aid under which veterans who purchase or Improve farms or homes would be paid after July 1. 1923, a sum equal to their adjusted service credit Increased by 25 per cent. Land settlements, under which lands would be reclaimed under the supervision of a special board and farm units established for sale to the veterans at a price fixed by the board, less the amount of the adjust ed service credit due the purchasers. Exports of Corn Increased. Washington. American exports of corn during February increased, as compared with the same month last year while exports of wheat and cot tonseed oil last month fell off sharply from February, 1921. February exports of corn amounted to 22,052.216 bushels of a value of $14,020,090, compared with 3,144.346 bushels valued at $6,818,863 In Febru ary, 1921. Exports of wheat In February were 5.476.489 bushels valued at $6,928,655, compared with 18.408,711 bushels val ued at $36,836,026 In February a year ago. Cottonseed oil exports last month : were 9.097,374 pounds, of a value of ; $794,306. compared with 39.6S9.396 pounds valued at $4,276,772 in Feb ruary, 1921. Census For Pigs to be Taken. Washington. The department of agriculture, through the help of rural mall carriers, will set up machinery early In May to obtain the probable pig population of the 14 states lead ing In the production of swine. More than 24,000 carriers connected with the 9,500 postoffices will take the pig census. As they start out with their pack of mall the carriers will distribute card questionnaires on which will be ob tained reports from the farms on each route. Present Evidence Against Exchange. New York. Assistant District At torney Jerome Simmons began the presentation of evidence to the grand jury against officers and directors of the American Cotton Exchange, whose practices were recently condemned b.1 Chief Magistrate McAdoo after a John Doe inquiry Into Its affairs. Several witnesses have been sum moned to testify against the aleged violation ot the statute prohibiting bucketing orders. Mr. Simmons said that the inquiry probably would con sume three days. Attention Called to Fake Offers. Washington Postoff ice department Inspectors have had their attention called to many cases of agencies throughout the country advertising that they were able to obtain Imme diate action on claims by disabled veterans pending before the Veterans' bureau, it became known here recent ly. Many of the agencies. It was said, maintained elaborate offices and ad vertised that within a short period after receiving a retainer of $10 to $50, they would secure favorable ac-l tlon In the settlement of any claim, j COMMITTEES NOW TIG LS MORE THAN TWENTY SENATORS AND REPRESENTATIVES ARE IN PARTY PROJECTS TO BE INSPECTED Proposals of Ford, Engstrum end Others Held In Abeyance Until the Party Returns. Washington. Mure than a score of members of the senate agriculture and the house military committees left here for a personal inspection of the government's power and nitrate projects ut Muscle Shoals and Uorgas, Alabama. Pending their return, it was announced, the Investigations of the private offers for lease, purchase, completion and operations of the prop erties will be suspended by the house committee. The senate portion of tile delega tion was headed by Chairman Norris, of the agriculture committee, to which the offers of Henry Ford, the Alabama Power company and Fred erick Kugstrum, of Wilmington, N. C, have been referred by the senate for study and report. The house mem- byjbers had as their leader Representa - live Hull, of Iowa, senior majority j member of the military committee. Senator Norrte said the delegation would confine Aself to a thorough study of the projects from a pnysicai standpoint and had decided before lts;anj l.mjnlu,,i there upon the ba - departure to refrain from side trips; j to other places than Uorgas ana mus - cie shoals. The house members made a similar decision In executive session J and like the senate committee, voted j down suggestions that the delegation visit Memphis, Chattanooga, Atlanta land other municipalities which had extended invitations for the congress- men to visit with them during tneir trip. Both the agriculture and military committees will begin active consid eration of the Muscle Shoals question as soon as the members return from : servers in Kurope that the allied gov Alabama. Chairman Norris said then ornmetits annarentlv contemplated ar- pen(llng offer8 would1 be taken up by ,hp semU, committee and hearings i ,,, Ihem cl)lW.tiVely. He also ,innnlni... unless he altered his decision while in Alabama, ne woum irvtro(lu,.e a nm in the senate upon his ! rpturn prop0sing a government owned ! , n,,..,,,,,,) oornoration to take jover the question of future develop- ment ot the shoals properties. Firmina Statistics In N. C. Washlntton-Karming statistics for January 1. 1920, show North Carolina ; repeatedly reiterated statements that inR have neen accounted for. far down the line In farm values. Here, the government of the United States j There was no Are in the mine and are the facts, according to a report 'ws expecting full payment of the,re8(.uo workers have been able to go issued by the census bureau: j costs of Its army in the Rhlneland. under ground to a considerable depth. Value of all farm property. January! Basis for the American claim, the t theory as to the cause of the x 1, 1920. $1,250,167,000 of the twenty- notes pointed out, was found In thepIoa)on nag heen advanced. first of the 48 states; the value of ; nil fHrm crons for 1919 totaled $503.-! 229,000, making it the twelfth state, ' which provided for military occupa and value of all livestock products tion of Germany by the allied and $.15 860,000. the twentv-first state. American forces jointly. That agree South Carolina Is the twenty-sev- ment. the notes recited, expressly pro enth. fifteenth and thirty-eighth state ; vided that the upkeep ot the troops In the foregoing values. Pilot of Flying Boat Rescued. Miami. Fla.-That a broken propel- ler compelled the flying boat, Miss Miami, down and into the sea where sne Kept anoai ior nours, ",g,and upon equal footing as to the statement made to rescuers on the pavm,.nt of a n(.tual C08t8 of ther steamship William Greene, by Robert armieg of occupation. Moore, pilot of the Ill-fated machine 1 , before he became delirious. The vll- ! Ham Greene, bound from Bayonne, N. 'j.. to Tarn pico, picked up the wreck ed plane and its lone survivor 130 miles north of this city and 41 miles :east of the Indian river inlet. Arrested After 22 Years. nAulca(iu.n Pa A mnn nrresterl n .: : , " Hnvn ,n i at wmiRriiu-,, i p-, suspicion of having killed a constable 22 years ago in the Haycock moun- tains while resisting arrest, was Iden- tided as Adam Weaver, the ' man charged with the crime, by James 1 Weaver, of Philadelphia, who claims to be his son. Whiskey Dumped Into River. Chicago. The Federal prohibition agents dumped 350,000 gallons of wln, beer and whiskey Into the Chi cafco river, while several thousand per sons gathered along the bank to watch the performance. The liquor j was ordered dumped Into the river by Ifrohlbltlon Director Gregory, de spite the fact that Federal Prohibition director Haynes at Washington had suggested In a long distance telephone call that it would bring undesirable publicity and too ostentatious a dis play. Lower Rates on Melons. Moultrie, Ga. A 10 per cent reduc tion In freight rates on watermelons and cantaloupes from points east of the Mississippi river until June 30 has been granted voluntarily by the rail roads, it was announced here by R. S. Roddenbery, vice president of the Na tional Melon Distributors' association. The fight for lower rates on these products has been waged for the last two years. Buyers here said an or the Florida crop and about half of the South Georgia crop would be moved before the expiration of June. Four Men Killed In Explosion. Port Huron, Mich. Four men were killed and property damage estimated at $100,000 was caused by a boiler ex plosion on boad the ferry boat Omar D. Conger. The explosion shook the entire downtown district. The boiler was thrown 250 feet into a dwelling. - . t .v n Tne aeaa were ai wora on um mrr.i No one else was aboard the boat at the time of the explosion. Six persons were Injured, none se riously. The dwelling into which tne boiler was thrown caught fire and was burned. SEVEN BOYS DROWNED IN LAKE WHEN BOAT SINKS South Bend, lnd. Joseph N. Taylor, erecutive of the Boy Scouts, and six boys, were drown ed in Magician lake, seven miles from Dowagiac, Mich. They drove to the lake from here in automo miles to prepare a Scout camp for the boys this summer. When they reached the lake they divided Into two groups, eight of them tak ing a steel boat propelled by a de tachable motor, to cross the lake. After they had gone a short way a breeze struck the boat, causing it to ship water and It sank, throw ing the occupants into the lnke. The dead: Joseph N. Taylor, scout execu tive. James Taylor, his son. William Ilorroiigh. AVilllam Klngsley. Verne Murphy. .Tudson Taylor. Clinton Matthews. It was late In the day before the details of the drowning began to reach the city because of the con fusion among the survivors and the distance they were from home. NOTES SENT TO THE ALLIES UNITED STATES CLAIMS RIGHT TO COMPENSATION FOR ARMY IN RHINELAND. 1 Troops Were Sent Into Germany Upon Basis of Right to Be Paid the "Actual Cost." j Washington. The American army ; (f (HTU,,.Hm wus sent Into Germany , . ., H ,., the fni.pj states i,,, ,., Imill lt9 Ul.(ui voat upon Un t,((la fotjIlg wt)) ttle allies," und this j B0Vl,rlim,,nt -is unable to conclude .. . (,,,!,.,, ()f it9 vam a not fui. ly recognized." according to Identic . overwhelming majorities. It declares communications delivered by diplo-; that "tho United States understands matlc representatives to the govern-1 that under the statement In the pre moms of lWgium. Great Britain, 1 amble under the terms of this treaty France ami Japan. I t'-iere is no commitment to nrmed The notes were delivered under in- force, no alliance, no obligation to struitions from Secretary of State join in any defense." Hughes and were occasioned by re- ; ( ,,m information from American oh- rangeiucnts which would ignore Amer- iai, iir,y costs, although estimates both for army and navy costs and re- i immtions ,-r helm? mm!,, nn the ha. sis 0( ,ile entire capacity of the Ger nian Kovernmeut to pay. The amount of the claims of the United States for its army cost, the notes declared, was understood to be' free from any substantial dispute, but ;men were changing shifts. It is be lt was deemed to be appropriate, "in ( 1)eved tnat 0iy fthout 40 were in view or recent ueveiopments, 10 ac- quaint the allied governments with the ( arminice agreement to which the I nited States was signatory and ;of occupation in the Rhine districts should be charged to the German gov- eminent and It was expressed as the view of the American government that (he armiHtl(.e aKrecmcnt ..ad ,he . ,n . , the ,ciat( n ,he J(,m enterpr,Be ..should : Active Spindle Hours Decrease. Washington. The New England textile strike was reflected in the monthly report made public recently by the census bureau on the activity of the cotton spinning Industry, which showed a decrease of more than 600, 000 active spindles for the month of c,.v...... i ...i .u t. ....... .! "U!. """"""" li ii.uvr- nuitlllie 11UUIB 1UI reiiiuau 7.119.576.600 as compared with ",,929,- 358.136. also a decrease of more than eiKht hundred million. The figures niado public were based on an activity 0f 23 2-3 days, while the figures for January were based on an activity of 25 1-2 days. Sugar Rates Stand. Washington. Sugar rates in the Fordney tariff bill, on the basis of $1.60 per 100 pounds for Cuba raw, were approved by the republican members ot the senate finance com- mittee after a prolonged fight. The Fordney rates were accepted as a compromise. Senator Smoot, ranking majority member, contended for a rate of $2 per 100 on Cuban raw, the duty asked for by American beet sugar interests. This was slightly less, however, than the tariff urged by the Louisiana cane industry. Block In Montezuma Burned. , Montazuma, Ga. Fire of undeter mined origin wiped out almost an en-J tire block In the business section of Montexuma, causing a loss of $75,000 to $100,000, with little insurance. The fire started In the Montexuma Steam Laundry and besides destroy ing that establishment consumed Col berts' pressing club, the Fields' gro cery store, Joiners' grocery store, Mor gan's pressing club, a barber shop, Jake Powell's shoe shop and White sire's meat market. To Film Story of King David. Jerusalem. Twenty stars of the American films world arrived In Jeru salem recently to prepare for the filming of the Old Testament story of King David. Tbe big scene In the play is to be the fight between David and Goliath, which will be staged few miles north ot this city. Biblical annirftrv In tint tn hA strictly flriherArf yo, since the scenario provides a lore Lcene after the battle. About 6.000 Aersons are to be employed In the film ing of the play. Five thousand sheep, MOO camels and 2,000 goats. FOUR-POWER ACIFIC TREATY 15 RATIFIED OPPONENTS MAKE SCORE OF UN SUCCESSFUL ATTEMPTS TO QUALIFY ACTION. FINAL VOTE WAS 67 TO 2i On Final Roll Call, Twelve Democrats Vdte For Treaty and Four Repub licans Against It. Washington. The four-power Pa cific treaty, fhe center of controversy over accomplishments of the Washing ton arms conference, was ratified by the senate with no reservation except the "no alliance" declaration proposed by the foreign relations committee and accepted by President Harding. The final vote of 67 to 27, represent ing a margin of four over the neces sary two-thirds, was recorded after the opponents of ratification had made more than 20 unsuccessful attempts to qualify senate action by reserva tions or amendments distasteful to the administration. On the deciding roll call 12 democrats voted for the treaty and only four republicans opposed It. Dying, hard, the Irreconcilable ele ment, which had opposed the treaty on the ground that It establishes an alli ance between the United States, Great Britain, Japan and France, forced 33 roll calls during a four and a half hours' session set aside for Anal action on the resolution of ratification. They ! made their hest.showlng on a proposed reservation to Invite outside powers :lnto Pacific "conferences" affecting I their Interests, mustering 36 votes for the proposal to 55 In opposition. j The committee reservation was ac- cepted In the end by a vote of 90 to 2, two attempts to modify it falling by Probably 18 Miners Killed. Trinidad, Colo. Uight miners are known to have been killed and ten are missing as the result of an explosion In Soprls mine number two of the Colorado Fuel and Iron company near Officers of the mine suid they did not expect the death list to ex ceed IS. Two of the bodies have been identified. The other two were harflv hiirnnd Tne explosion occurred just as the (h(, mine at the time. All of these. witn ,ne exception of the 16 still miss- Four Killed by Cloudburst. Burlington, Kas. Four persons were killed and property damage es timated at $50,000 done at Burlington by a cloudburst which flooded Hock Creek and sent it swooping down upon the city without wuruing. The dead are Mr. and Mrs. T. S. McOoe, Mrs. Henry Ramsdell and Miss Ole tha Failing. Only the body of Miss Falling had been recovered. Nine persons report- ed missing were found to be unharm ed. For several blocks store fronts caved In and about 25 homeB were sept away. Much damage was done also to stock and crops In this dstrict. Streets here were piled high with de bris. Levee System Will Withstand Flood. Memphis, Tenn. With the Missis sippi river rising rapidly at all points south of St. Louis and with all lndl- cations pointing to th, highest water since the flood of 1916, government and state engineers here express con fidence that the levee system will withstand the flood without difficulty and that the damage from high water will he small and confined entirely to unprotected lands. Ford Adopts 40-Hour Week. Detroit. Adoption of the 40-hour week as a permanent policy In all the plants of the Ford Motor company was announced by Edsel B. Ford, pres ident of the company. Under the new plan the factories will be closed on Saturday and Sunday and about S.000 men will be added to the force. The change will affect approximately 50, 000 employes, who will continue to receive the minimum of $6 a day. New employes, however, will re ceive a minimum of $5 dally. Nephew of Hoover Drowned. Palo Alto, Cal. Walter Large, five-year-old nephew of Herbert Hoover, secretary ot commerce, was drowned In a swimming pool at the Hoover home here during' a family reunion. Dr. Ray Llman Wilbur, president ot Stanford university, worked over him three hours but hope finally was given up. Servants found the child uncon scious In the swimming pool shortly before noon. It Is not known how long he had been in the pool. Daddy of Forty-seven. New Bern. A. S. Shields, a negro preacher who Is the father of 47 chil dren, celebrated his 72nd birthday with a fair gathering of his children around him. All but Ave of his chil dren are living. He married a sec ond time 18 years ago and has bad 17 children by this marriage. Shields was a slave In the family of which Representative Claude Kitchin and former Oovernor W. W. Kitchin are members. He preaches his- sermons In a church he owns himself. . PICTURES TO FIGHT WEEVIL County Agent W. B. Pace, of Pitt Plans to Visit Every School House With Picture Machine. Greenville The new moving picture machine used In farm demonstration work is creating considerable Interest throughout the county. Although it ar rived about two weeks ago, continued bad weather has prevented County Agent W. B. Pace from putting on his show in more than six communities, His present plan calls for a visit with his machine to every schoolhouse of the county. At present there are four films shown to euch audience. One deals with the potato storage house, show ing construction, operation and gen eral value. This reel Is intended to increase the Interest in such storage houses and show the farmers the need for them. A second reel is a drama of farm life, dealing with the drudgery of the farmers' wives without conveniences now so common on the more up-to-date farms. The wife is shown hag gard and toil worn, a wreck In tho prime of life. While she Is away at a sanitarium, the farmer Installs modern improvements from the front door to the kitchen. The contrast is most striking, The feature of the "show" Is con tained in two reels entitled "Good bye, Boll Weevil." They show the use ot powders, calcium arsenate In the destruction of the pest. Differ ent types of machines, from the hand pump to the gasoline machine, in full operation, are thrown upon the screen. The government passes on the powder before ft is put upon the market and approves firms selling It The cotton planter's attention is focused when lie sees how he can Increase his seed cotton 200 to 1,000 pounds at $6 the acre by destroying the pink pest by this simple method. The powder is dusted upon the plant in the afternoon and sticks to the leaves. When the weevil drinks the dew next morning, he imbibes the poison as well, so It is indeed goodbye,- boll weevil. Burlington Will Re-enact Battle. Burlington. Scenery for the repro duction of the Battle of Alamance In photoplay form has been prepared by a special agent of a moving picture corporation. A meeting of men and women of the county who are authors of historical works relative to the Battle of Alamance will be called at an early date to assist In a revision of this scenario. The local chamber of commerce will soon begin sending out propaganda'lnto all parts of the United States for the purpose of get ting recognition of the spot where was fought the first battle of the American Revolution. Fear For Safety of Peach Crop. Hickory. Orchard men In this sec tion were much concerned over the safety of the peach crop, the mercury recording the lowest temperature In several weekB and a hefty frost Oc curring In most places. Peach trees are in part bloom ana pear trees are in full blossom. There was much Ice, but stiff winds tho past two days dried the trees thoroughly and it Is hoped that a minimum of damage has re sulted from the cold. Hickory Sells Bonds. Hickory. The city of Hickory sold $45,000 of funding 6 per cent bonds to Seasongood, Mayer & Co., of Cincin nati, for a premium of $1,820, or $104.44 per $100. There were 11 bid ders, and the sale was described by bidders and city officials as highly satisfactory. Plans Huge Tunnel. Lenoir KIstler's Investigations of the Wilson creek power possibilities will be completed withib the next few days. The plan for development Is to pro vide for. a tunnel nearly 17,000 feet long leading from a dam at a point near Hutbur and emptying at the power house at the foot of the gorge. At the point of emptying the tunnel will be 300 feet above the present bed of the creek. Mr. Millner says that there will be a loss through fric tion equivalent to 20 feet, which will leave a net fall of 280 feet for power purposes. The present flow of the stream with this fall will develop 2,700 horsepower 20 hours out of 24. Officers Elected For Johnston Fair. Smithfleld. The directors of the Johnston County Agricultural Society met here and set the date for the 1922 fair, October 31, November 1, 1 and 3 are the days set apart tor this coming event The directors were all present except four, Mr. J, W. Ste phenson, who has served as president of this organization for several years, tendered his resignation, but, upon motion by Mr. W. D. Avers, second ed by Dr. R. J. Noble, he was unanl mously re-elected to this position. Editor of "Survey" Tours State. Chapel Hill. Attracted by what he had heard and read of the progressive loclal welfare policy of the North State Paul L. Benjamin, associate editor of the New York magaiine. The Sur vey baa come to gather material for series of articles on North Carolina, Starting here with a study of the uni versity's school of welfare and depart ment ot rural social economics, he will to on to Raleigh, Gastonla and other places, where he can get information tout the work that Is being done to Improve living conditions ot people. Canine Earns Dally Bread. Kinston. "Sport." the setter of Asa Hawkins, captain ot the fire depart ment, and lover of animals, earns his keep. The dog carries wood, stick by stick, until the fuel box on the back porch at the Hawkins home is filled. If someone will stand by and split the wood "Sport," It has been demonstrated, will contlnne to "fetch" It for hours on end. The canine ap pears to consider thl particular chore his duty. Besides, he sterns to envy the woodchopper his end ot the Job. HAMLET TO STAGE ANNUAL PEACH SHOW CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MAK. ING EXTENSIVE ARRANGE MENTS FOR EXHIBIT. PEACH liUSIRY IS GfiMI Orchard Machinery, Implement! and Material for Care of Trees to be Shown and Demonstrated. Hamlet. Plans are being perfected oy the Hamlet Chamber of Commerce for the holding of tho second annual Carollnas Sund Hill Peach Show dur ing the coming July. Assurances have been received of the co-operation of the department of agriculture. Tha plans call for a big exhibit of sand hills fruit and a program of general interest to the grower and (fios'a who contemplate entering the fruit growing Industry. The show will bo conducted V three days in a large hall or tent to provide more ample accommoda tions than last year, and exhibits of orchard machinery, Implements ana materials for the earn of trees will be shown and demonstrated. Last year seven states and forty- eight cominunl'ies were represented in an attendance of approximately 400 Individuals. Greater efforts will b made to have a larger attendance and every effort will be put fortn to Inform those who attend as to Just what they might expect to receive in return for their Investments lu peach culture. The peach Industry is growing very fast In the two Carolinas and authen tic Information and experience Indi cate It la a safe venture with abun dant financial return to the person who applies intelligent care to the orchard. Plenty of land Is available splendid ly adapted for peach culture and there la no danger of flooding the market for some years to come If ever and It is the purpose of the Hamlet Chamber of Commerce to push the development of this Indus try until the Carolina sand hills Te come as famous all over the world for its fruit as are Florida and tlali fornia. Council of Teachers Elects Officers. Greensboro. At the last meeting of the North Carolina English con ference the following (Tu'.rs were elected: C. A. Hibbard, Chapel HIK. presi dent; Miss Nita Eppler. of l!.'- Dur ham schoo!, secretary; "Miss Eleanor Stratton, of the Ashevllle high school. vii-p.nresldent R. 1!. Thornton, of the X- . U r.nH..IInn ,'nll..nn fix HnmAH Greensboro, recording secretary (re-' elected). C. A. Hibbard and A. C. Hall, of North Carolina College for Women, were elected to the national conven tion. Plans State Convention. New Bern. Plans for the stats convention of the Baptist Young Peo ple's Union, which Is to be held la New Bern June 13 to 15, are will un der way, according to Gary G. Prld Ren. president of the local union, who, with committees from the First Bap- . '1st and Tabernacle unions here, will ' have the big task of taking care of more than 1,000 delegates from the convention. Mr. Prldgen said that a full-tlma secretary would be employed April 1 to handle ttle correspondence with the scores of unions all over tljeW stale who will send delegates r To take care of the arrangements he has named the following committee . chairmen, who will sturt Immediately on their work: Miss Vlrgle Eaton, entertainment; Dr. Z. V. Parker, reception; A. H. Stanland, transporttthn; Miss Lillian Bryant, opening reception; R. N. S.'ott, finance; Mrs. W. A. Avers, ac commodations; Sam Coward, sight seeing trips, and Mi. Prldgen, deco rations. Judging from the crowds that flocked to Charlotte for the conven tion last year, Mr. Prldgen Is setting his plans to accommodate over 1,000 (.gmmiiiiun improving noiai, j Lenoir. Visitors this summer to the Blowing Rotk and Grandfather Mountain section will not recognize the old turnpike from Lenoir to Blow ing Rock. The state highway com mission, since taking over the road 1M August, has wrought a revolu tion. A big force of men with number of trucks have been workl on me roan mrougnouc me winter. The road has been made wider for a. greater part of the distance and stone crushed by the road forces has been spread on several miles 0 froadway. Scotch Liquor Proves Poison. Raleigh. ,A bootleg liquor sensa tion with a metropolitan air broke here with the seizure by the police of a thousand dollars worth of co caine, denatured alcohol, creosote and other chemicals, and the arrest of the two leaders of a gang of Ital ians who have been engaged In the making of a poisonous fluid labeled "Scotch liquor." The seizure and arrests are the re sult of several days' Investigation by the poflce Into the activities of a gang of Italians. Begin Construction of Car Line. ! Fayettevllle. Actual tconMructlonl work on the traction line from thin city to Camp Bragg was begun by tb ape Fear Railway. Inc.. who will rush the wok to completion within 90 days In order to have the road in operation by the time the National Guard troops begin to arrive at tbe 'amp on July 1. Track already laid :tendu for two miles from the city 'mlR ' The work of prenar'.n the "d'id fcr t?-e new track was begun h' nrlit rnr th State Home for 1 'lfidoraifl Women. I