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VOLUME 2 NUMBER 49.
THE GREENEVILLE DAILY SUN, SATURDAY, MAY 24, 1919.
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All U. S. Troops Except Regulars Are To Be Out of France By June 12th
Allied Forces on Western
Front Ready For Action
WASHINGTON, May 24. (By United Press.) The allied
military forces on the western front are ready for action and
are sufficient to handle, any military problem that might result
from Germany's refusal to sign the peace treaty, Chief of Staff
March announced today. French and British troops greatly
outnumber the Americans.
Sergt. York Places
New York at
Top of List
NEW YORK, May 24. Tennessee
County Court Elects
WASHINGTON, May 24. (By United Press.) All Ameri
can combat divisions except the regular army units will have
sailed from France by June 12th, General March stated today.
AYER, MASS., May 24. A class!
in mathematics was conducted at the i
Unfavorable Weather Again Prevents
Start of Flight From Ponta Del Gada
Treaty Will be Signed by Allied
And German Delegates by June 15th
County Court met in special ses-
mountameer though he is, bergeant j sion this morning, with all the mag-
Alvin I,, i nrk. Amprirn hprn nf ths it.otn. Ti. :i U;l f'r....i t vt .- t
, . uuatn piracuh i nc special session I " "i i ui ij. nave ui ump ucvens wr A Q1TrK7 nr .. n r ti -i i n
Argonne, was completely at home , was called to elect a successor to the yesterday, when military authorities I WASHINGTON, May 24. (By United Press.) Unfavor-
among the hundreds of Tennesseans i late W. R. Bailey as trustee of I attempted to break down Nace's j
able weather again today blocked the plans of Commander
and prominent guests at the banquet Greene county, to transact some road story that he was a prisoner on a j Read at Ponta Del Gada to "jump off" in the seaplane NC-4 for
PARIS, May 24. (By United Press.) The treaty will be
signed by the allied and German delegates between June 10th
and 15th or the armistice will be broken, was the- forecast in
official circles today. The Germans now expect to hand the
alltes a counter proposal by May 29th. These will be almost
as voluminous as the allies' treaty itself, and will be printed in
book form. A trainload of German printing machinery, is ex
pected to arrive here Sunday. Premier Paderewski is expected
to reach Paris today. The situation in Poland is said to have
passed beyond his control. Polish troops are advancing, despite
his promise to the allies that hostilities would cease.
Former Commander of Second Army
In France to Command Southeastern
Department of the Army
WASHINGTON, May 24. (By United Press.) Lieut.-Gen.
Robert L; Bullard, former commander of the Second army in
France, will command-the Southeastern Army Department in
the United States at his present rank, General March announced
today, after concluding important general staff work in Wash
to the Pall Mall elder in the Wal- j business and to elect a member of
German Foreign Minister Returns
From Spa After Conferring With
VERSAILLES, May 24. (By United Press.) Foreign Min
ister Brockdorff-Rantzau returned here today from Spa, where
he conferred yesterday with representatives of the German
government, who included Chancellor Scheidemann, Mathias
Erzberger, Dr. Bernard Dernburg and Count von Bernstorff.
Three Colored Firemen Dead
And Several Passengers Thouse
To Be Lost When Ship Burns
NORFOLK, VA., May 24. (By United Press.) Three col
ored firemen are known to be dead, and it is feared several ,done"
passengers were lost when the Old Bay Line steamship Virginia
burned to the water's edge off Smith's Point in Chesapeake bay
early today. One hundred survivors were landed at Norfolk.
The fire burjied so rapidly that few of them had time to dress.
The fire was discovered about 1 o'clock at night and the life
boats were ordered lowered, when fire-fighting apparatus
dorf-Astoria last night,
Seated Between General Duncan
of the 82nd division, and Admiral
Gleaves, chief of the transport dur
ing the war, Sergeant York was per
fectly at ease. He had spend a busy
day seeing New York and having an
aching tooth attended by a dentist,
but he took keen delight in the tes
His reply to the toastmaster when
called upon to speak impressed his
hearers as nothing else has since his
return from the field of honor in
France. A brilliant speech whs not
expected of the soldier backwoods
man, and indeed his hearers did not
know just what to expect from Ser
geant York. He was perfectly at
ease whe nhe arose, and his entire
bearing under the circumstances
greatly impressed the gathering. He
made no pretense of disguising the
fact that he was not an after dinner
"I am not a speaker," he said, "and
I know you all don't expect a speech
from me. I only wish I could tell
you just how I feel and what is in me
that I can't express. But I want you
to know that I greatly appreciate
what you have done for me and the
kindness you have shown me since I
came back. Everything has been
fine. I thank you."
After a sightseeing tour around
the city during the day Sergeant York
put New York first, London second
and Paris third. Sergeant York's
tooth started aching when he left the
transport Ohioian the day he landed.
An army dentist filling in one of his
teeth came out. Between that tooth
and the unaccustomed feel of a real
bed after fourteen months' of army
life, he frankly said he did not have
a good time that first night in New
Accompanied by several members
of the Tennessee reception commit
tee, York visited a dentist and had
the tooth treated.
"He handled me prettv rouuh."
Icui.t t Vi n man u.Vm nlnVnA T
civ vnt men nnu pincil Vll VIC 1 II ill 1 3
like turkeys at holiday shooting.
"Those, army doctor tilling always
come out if the beef stew is not quite
the High School Board to succeed
Court met about 10 o'clock, but
remained in session only a short time,
adjourning to go into a caucus at 11
o'clock a. m. Their were four can
didates before the caucus for trustee:
Messrs. John M. Henard, A. A. Rob
erts, Sidney J. Broyles and John
Gardner, present deputy trustee.
Several votes were taken, Mr. Brov-
les withdrawing from the race first.
The next to withdraw was Mr. Rob
erts, who was running third, and up
on final vote between Mr. Gardner
and Mr. Henard, Gardner received
nineteen votes, and Mr. Henard fif
teen. The close contest throughout
shows the popularity of each one of
the gentlemen offering for the posi
tion. When court went into session
again at 1 o'clock, the work of the
caucus was sustained and Mr. Gard
ner was appointed trustee for Greene
county, to fill out the unexpired time
of Mr..W. R. Bailey.- , .
Mr. 0. C. Morrison, of BaileytonT
was elected a member of the High
School Board of Greene county, suc
ceeding Mr. Bailey, who had served
for a number of years.
Mr. Gardner, the newly elected
trustee, is well known to the citi
zens of Greene county. He has been
deputy trustee ever since Mr. Bailey
entered the trustee's office three
years ago. He is an efficient, pains
taking, kind and courteous official,
and his election will meet with the
hearty approval of the people of the
county in general.
German submarine ard at a subma
rine base in South America from
May 24 to October 14, 1918. He is
charged with being absent without
Nace was cross-examined for five
hours and did not once digress from
the account he gave on a previous
recital of his experence.
The soldier testified previously
that while he was a prisoner the Ger
mans attempted to make him dis
close plans for a new type of air
plane which he hr. invented. He
said that before being inducted into
esrvice from New York state he was
employed at the aviation field at
Mineola, L. I., where he met a man
named Rudolph Gregan, or Greghorn.
Greghorn, according to Iace, knew
that he was working on a new type
of airplane. He said Greghorn fol
lowed him to Camp Devcns, and that
one evening when they met near the
cantonment Greghorn struck him
over the head and then abducted him
in an automobile.
Lisbon, cables to the navy department stated,
will be able to start tomorrow morning.
It is hoped he
On Hotel Roof
Sergeant York Visited Secretary
Baker and White House Today
WASHINGTON, May 24 (By United Press.) Sergeant York,
Tennessee war hero, called on Secretary Baker today, accom
panied by Representative Hull. York called at the white house
later. He gave the impression of extreme bashfulness, which
is amazing in view of his war exploits.
Gasoline Explosion in New Jersey
Injures Many Persons Today
BAYONNE, N. J., May 24. (By United Press.) Twenty
six persons were injured, many seriously, in a gasoline explo
sion at the plant of the Standard Oil company here this after
noon, according to employes of the company. It is unknown
whether anyone was killed. . . . .. v.r ,
Operations of Villa
broke and became useless. Several lifeboats were overturned!
in the haste to leave the burning ship. The list of passengers
is being checked up this afternoon to determine whether any
Steamship Burns to Water's Edge
Early Today Near Smith's Point
NORFOLK, VA., May 24. (By United Press.) The Old
Bay Line steamship Virginia burned to the water's edge early
today near Smith's Point. It is not yet known whether any lives
lives lost. The Chesapeake Line steamer City of Baltimore
picked up the survivors and is bringing them to Norfolk. Other
survivors were picked up by Washington and Baltimore boats
Sergeant York lunched in a res
taurant in the Whitehall building
overlooking the bay. When he ap
peared in the visitor's gallery at the
New York stock exchange some one
on the floor recognized him.
"Th ere's Sergeant York," the cry
An almost unprecedented 'scene
for the stock exchange followed when
I the freckled hero was brought down
upon the floor where outsiders are
rarely allowed. Gray haired brokers
and messenger boys joined in a din of
cheers, whistles and whoops, and
fought to shake his hand.
At the Woolworth building he was
shown through the private office of
the late F. W. Woolworth and was
the nwhisked to the tower for a view
of the city. It was there that Paris
definitely dropped to third place in
Three Killed and Five Injured
When Train Struck Picnic Truck
BIRMINGHAM, ALA., May 24. (By United Press.) Three
persons were killed and five seriously injured, three probably
fatally and many more hurt when an automobile truck in which
they were returning from a picnic was struck by a freight train
at a crossing near Bessemer, j
Hail Stones Piled
Up Two Feet Deep
WILLIAMSPORT, PA., May 24.
A hail storm two and a half miles in
width, which swept across Sugar Val
ley early last night, covered the
ground until it looked as if snow had
fallen. In places the hailstones were
CHATTANOOGA, May 24. The
centenary drive of the Northern
branch of the Northern Methodist
Episcopal church has passed the $70,-
000,000 mark, according to informa
tion given out yesterday by the south
ern campaign headquarters, located
here. The total sought over the en
tire country is $105,000,000, which
will lt used for the extension of the
denomination's home and foreign
The amount which has been raised
by the church in the southern division
comprising the Chattanooga, Now Or
leans and Atlanta areas, cannot be ac
curately estimated Jot, but reports
coming in are extre.ncly encouraging.
The quota in thir, territory is $5,
000,000. Approximately, $3,000,000
of this is in hand.
NEW YORK, May 24. Ever since
troops have been returning home via
Camp Merritt, the little girls of Ten
afly, N. J., have been at the station
of the Northern Railway of New Jer
sey to welcome every troop train.
Anna Campbell, nine years old,
bolted out yesterday with the an
nouncement she was going to meet
the "sojers" who had arrived on the
She stumbled and fell under the
engine. Two cars passed over her.
Both legs were severed and she was
Hundreds of soldiers rushing from
their cars made an effort to hold back
In Anna's hand when thev extri-
piled by surface water to a depth of Jcated her form, was still gripped
18 to 24 inches, doing great damage tightly the pennant inscribed. "Web
to the crops. come."
CLEVELAND, O., May 24. For
the first time i nthe hi;torv of flvimr
in America a vehicle nf the air was
brought to a coiKett stop in the
heart of a large city when a dirigible
balloon landed on the top of a prom
inent hotel last evening to permit two
of its five pasKtr-eri to alight. The
KiO-foot dirigible, the A 1, landed on
a specially constructed platform 30
by 30 feet. The lanciii
ifter seven attempts.
The balloon, piloted by James
Shade, made the trip from Wingfoot.
Lake naval air station near Akron,
approximately 35 miles, in a little
more than one hour, despite the fact
that it faced a stiff wind.
Ralph H. Upson, world's champion
balloonist, winner of the last inter
national balloon race, which was held
it Paris in 1913, and Major C. II.
Marnnville, flying instructor at the
training station, were among the passengers.
American Atk for Special Traint to
Remove Families from Danger
Zonei Situation Seriout.
League and Treaty Muit Stand or
Fall Together, Sayt Pittman.
WASHINGTON, May 24. "An
amendment of the peace treaty by
the United States senate with regard
to the league of nations covenant
would be, in effect, a rejection of the
treaty," said Senator Pittman, of
U. S. To Lead In Air
Is Federal Intent
Attittant War Secretary Crowell
Goe to Study in Europe
Would Rival Auto..
WASHINGTON, May 24. Official
advices from various p;rts of Mexico,!
which have been received here daily j
Tor the past two weeks, indicate that j
the situation in the Northern part of I
that country, due to the operations
of Francisco Villa is more serious
than hitherto has been reported. It; Nevada, yesterday afternoon. He
.vas made Was learned today from an authorita-' believes the covenant and treaty are
tivc source that Villa and his organ-j inseparable.
ized force of rebels was now threat-j 'if any amendment is adopted by
ening parts of Durango as well as! the senate," explained Mr. Pittman,
Chihuahua to the north. "then the whole procedure of the
American mining men, it was j negotiation of the treaty again must
learned, have asked for special trains ie entered into. The treaty itself
to be ready to remove them and their j pn,vide.s that when ratified by Ger
families from the dangcf zone when! many and three of the allied powers
Villa approaches. Officials asserted, it shall go into effect and be binding
however, that as yet no American had
been moles'f-d by the Viilastas and
that Villa himself had treated all
Americans with consideration. Some
American property has, however, been
taken by the Villistas when they;
needed food, material and funds, and ;
Villa has stated that this would he j
considered as a tax inasmuch as Car-'
ranza, to whom they had been paying i
taxes, could no longer protect them.
Praised In Paris
upon the signatory nations. When it
has thus been ratified it will be too
hitf to call another peace confer
ence." Senator Phelan, of California, re
turned Thursday from a western
trip. "The sentiment of the people
is overwhelmingly in favor of the
league of nations," he said. "There
is a disposition in the west to criticize
( sluti ply Senators Lodge, Borah, Reed
j and those who strongly oppose the
! league agreement. 'I)o these men
I'vant perpetual war?' is the question
1 asked by the people."
.r.w IUKK. AlUV 24. Asss.lt.nti
Secretary of War Benedict Crowell '
is on his way to Europe, as the head Document It Regarded at Domettic
of a commission which will stiidvj Affair and Little Attention
means of developing the commercial! It Given It.
airplane industry in this country. He!
left on the transport Mount Vernon, j PARIS, May 24. Considering it to,
He said when he sailed that, in his! be wholly a domestic affair. the!
' ' A ' i
opinion, Amercan air supremacy French press pays little attention to
could be attained only with the aid j President Wilson's message to con- j
of a government subsidy. igress. Onlv parts of it are published. I
As the result of a conference to! with words of comment that laud the 'the murder of John IL King, promi
be held with the Air Ministers of , president for his labor utterances and : nent Rutherford county farmer,
England, I-ranee and Italy, he hopes! for other reforms that ha approves,
to be able to aid the government in j A dissenting voice is raised by Rene
bringing about a restoration to the' Darctl in the Gaulok who spvs:
United States of air supremacy, won! "The force of persuasion which the
vantage of the fundamentals of avia
Brought to Jail
NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 23.
Fayette Irwin, 53, a wealthy Ruther
ford county farmer, was brought to
the Nashville jail today charged with
wbos'.' body was found hidden under
a pib' of brush near his home in that
county on May 11.
firi'iit urtrrm'V wnQ rtvpsprvpil hv t.h
nations by taking a. i- President has exercised in the peace j o,,,v,0,.r,.,i .' in v,0 ,.
rer-t of Irvin and bringing him here
conference has prevailed from the
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tion discovered and applied by Ameri-jfact that he has always said he spoke j for ?;lfe keepinjJ King disappeared
i""'w- ,m tne name ot me people ot the on Mav gth, and his body was not
T.ie government's aim, Mr . 0'..v,dl j United States, of wyiich be was thcfou,ul unta the following Sunday
said, was to encourage building up authorized mouthpiece. We will now!ijjht, when the actions of a dog at-
tne airplane husincss to a basis sim-'see if that view is supported by the
.1.. m 4 - ll. . i i.L l I . , l l .. a . .
"in u iuaL oj uie auiomoiuic lnuus-1 representatives ot tne nation now
try- gathered in Washington."
traded searchers to the brush pile.
A bullet through the aged farmer's
head had caused his death.
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