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TODAY'S HEWS TODAY
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(NTERRATIOHAL REWS SERVICE
VOLUME 40.
1 Girl Attacked on Vance Ave
; . nuVNear Second Hit With
l: Brick, Assaulted and Rob
bed Two Suspects Helgl. ,
Arrest of the negro fiend who as-
: saulted Myrtle Morris, age 16, shortly
- before midnight Friday, may come by
means of a gold pencil and a small
pocket mirror that were dropped dur-
lng the struggle.
Police held two suspects, arrested
, abouLhoon Saturday, but neither had
formally' been chargef with the crime.
' Their detention resulted from tips
received from civilian sources and
from additional clow picked up after
daylight when practically the entire
detective force went to work on the
the case. .
The Morris girl, who lives with her
' mother, Mrs. Fannie Morris, at 68
Vance avenue, was attacked, beaten
and assaulted by a negro In. Vance
'avenue vacant lot Just east of South
Second street. Saturday she was ly
V
lng at JJfe'joseph's hospital in a dan-H
jgerous condition. y .
Information coming from a lumber
firm located in South Memphis re
sulted in the arrest of Bud Davis,
negro, at 244 Rayburn, rear, by Depu-
ties Goswlck and Palmer. Davis
maintained his innocence. The lum-
ber firm says he did not report to
work Saturday. ' """
The Becond suspect was arrested
by Detectives Caster an York at 1
o'clock. ' He was -taken to head
quarters and there questioned by the
arresting officers, and Detective Joe
Bit hop. 1- It was said ' that nothing
would be given out until Inspector
Qriffin returned.
The second black , was wearing a
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f uruwri'SUit una piuwa bulv hvikuoh
Jftrougjit tn,statlon.yHe,.4e JaihF
fTifi-'Sttl of medium bulfd. . "rZ
Get Bloodhounds. . , '
Bloodhounds put ' on the., trail
shortly after the ct;lme was reported
to headquarters trailed the assailant
east on Vance te Fourth street. and
then in a northerly course to Beale
avenue, where the dogs halted. Po
lice nay the negro took a taxlcab
there. The dogs ran to a certain
auto at this corner owned by a taxi
company. Thetwner and driver said
he had driven several parties during
the night, three or four of whom an
swered the1 description of the brown
- suited, fedora hatted negro described
by the Morris girl.. .
Reporters for The .News Scimitar
Saturday morning 'discovered the
mirror together with a girl's hair
I comb, a Lincoln penny, dated 1920,
a rough stick and a clgaret packet
! at ,th ncene Aof tb assault. De
tectives were notified and took
charge of the articles with hopes of
obtaining finger. prints from the mir
ror. - . . ......
The gold pendil was found in the
front of the lot, where evidently the
girl had snatched- it from the negro s
pocket. Attached was a small gold
chain. This, too,, was in hands of
investigating detectives.
Knocked Down. ,
The girl evidently ,was knocked
.;n in tha front of the lot which is
about 75 feet in depth. Signs of a
arnffiK were evident in the front
in hv ihnu steos to the rear.
Disturbed conditton of the ground
and the article snowed plainly that
the assault took place nere.
Rolin SimnBon. neeress. who re
sides Just west of the lot. Saturday
said she head sounds of a fight about
(Continued on Page 14, Column 2.)
Davis Says Freedom
Givtn Army Negroes
. To Blame For Crime
"With one exception the assault
on Myrtle oMrrls is the most brutal
in this part of the South in recent
years." ' -
This was the statement Saturday
of Ralph Davis, well-known Mem
phis criminal lawyer.
"The" case, to my mind, has no
parallel, with, the exception of the
Rappal assault and murder about
five -years ago." he said.
A girl named Antoinette Rappal
was accosted by a negro while on
fier way to school' on the Macon
road. He assaulted her, then
chopped off her head. The negro
was caught and burned to the stake.
His name was Eli Person.
"The facts in this case as ,they
have haen Dresented ta me are re
volting. It is terrible to think of
this child, walking on a light, pub
lie street, being assaulted. I trust
that the negro is apprehended."
Davis blamed the crime on prac
tices which negroes with the army
in France were permitted to carry
on.
"They wented to continue these
practices in America wnen iney re
turned, ne saia.
Court Spectators
Vbte On Vexdict
TOLBDO. O., Nov. 20. For the
first time, it is said, in the his
tory of local .courts, a police
court Judge today passed ballots
through the courtroom and asked
the spectators to write the ver
dict on the slips of paper. '
Otthe at ballots, 27 were
marked "not guilty." The prison
er, on trial for alleged bribery,
wan declared not guilty by the
Judge, James Austin.
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liNE PER15H IN :
C1GARET BLAMED
n
"Butts," Tossed Carelessly
Into Baby Carriage, Said to
Have Causeds Disastrou
Blaze Whole Family Dies. I
(By International News $erviee.)y
NEW' YORK, Nov. 20. Nino per-
sons were suffocated and burned to
death here early today when fire
swept a elx-story apartment house
In West 146th street. Firemen are
searching the ruins for more bodies.
Five of the dead were children he
rest were adults. At 8 a.m. the fire
men had succeeded in 'Controlling the
flames and had removed nine bodies
from the building. .
The cause of the fire has not been
determined. According to firemen, it
started on the ground floor of the
building and swept upward, shutting
Off from escape those who lived on
the upper floors. - -
The building housed 16 families,
nearly all of whom had children.
Find Family Dead.
Firemen discovered five members
of one family dead on the top floor,
three children and the parents., They
were huddled about the window lead
ing to the fire escape and appar
ently had suffocated before the
flames reached their bodies.
The fire started about 5:30 a.m.
So rapidly did the flames spread
that within a few minutes the lower
floor was ablaze and thofe who lived
on the upper floors wVre cut off
from escape through the halls.
Scores of residents fled down the
fire escapes attired In their nlghtf
clothes and carrying such personal
belongings as they could hastily grab
up In flight.
Firemen made many spectacular
rescues, carrying unconscious chil
dren down the fire escapes to the
street below.
The building Itself way practically
destroyed, along with th belongings
of the occupants. '
As soon as the flames were under
control firemen started checking up
the 16 families which occupied the
building to find out If any more were
missing.
Starts in Baby Buggy.
The fire is believed to have started
from a cigaret stub carelessly tossed
among some baby carriages under the
stairway of the ground floor. It shot
up the wooden stairway with nxeat
rapidity, mushroomed out through-the
upper floors and before firemen could
get a hose on It was shooting through
the roof.
Nearly all the fire fightln appa
ratus in Harlem was on the scene.
Tho Glbia familv on the too. floor
was completely wiped out. Mrs. Gl
bia's body was found by firemen ly'
lng across the window ledge where
she had evidently fallen while trying
to grope her way through the smoke
to escape. Two of her children lay a
few feet behind her. The' other two
children and the father were in the
rear of the apartment.
Mrs. Frank lost her life trying to
save her husband's weekly nay en
velope. The husband told the police
that they had got to the window when
his wife suddenly remembered the
money in a drawer, broke away from
him and dashed back v to .get It.
Frank was carried out unconscious.
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'In tha cantor of th bicttir fa'-the,
oiauiy aoovs ana is tne lert is a pair dhck nq..Bpvs, anq,ta"tne- it.' tne
brick is snltmpty cloaret carton. ' ' .. 1" ' " "-
, The-big whits spot directly below the comb and at the Intersection of the
two faAge sticks is a small pockel. mirror. Below the comb, and a little to the
right IsNe'amall lipstick. " ... 7T: :. . . ' . . - , - - '., -.
, Dlrttctly -above the lipstick Is a half brick end a piece ot glass.- . 6
TrScka of the victim's assailant are shownby the shadows among -the weeds,
which wore., trampled ,down. i .7.
WE UP, BOYS!
Get busy, boys!
ThO'jdrlB of Memphis and surround
ing territory are flooding The News
Scimitar office with essays on "wnat
I would do with a million dollars If
I had to spend It for the good of
Mempbis."
The essays are splendid.
But the girls should not be allowed
Li
" GETS LIFE
STEALING INFANT
NORRISTOWN, Pa., Nov. 20.
August Pascal, alias Pasquale, "the
crank," in the Coughlin kidnaping
case, was sentenced to life imprison
ment today by Judge Swartz, In
Morrlstown court. Pascal pleaded
guilty at his trial to second degree
murder and kidnaping for extortion.
He stole Blakely Coughlin, the 13-months-old
baby of Mr. and Mrs.
peorge II. Coughlin, from their .home
near Norristown June 2. and smoth
ered the Infant unaer is coat. He
was sentenced on the kidnaping
charge, and sentence was suspended
on the second degree murder charge.
Teacher Who Banss
Patriotism Fired
For Peace Day Act
CHICAGO. Nov. 20. Miss Frances
Lloyd, teacher in a local school, was
suspended today by Superintendent
Mortenson on charges preferred
against her by Miss Mary Taylor,
principal of the school, that Miss
i,rnya ignorea tne instructions . i.
school board and caused the pupils
of her room to be the Only school
children In Chicago who were de
prived of the opportunity to pay
tribute to the nation's dead when,
at 11 a.m.. -Now, 11, tho 260.000 pu
pils sjood at attention for one min
ute in memory of the second anni
versary of tly signing of the armi
stice. "Miss Lloyd did not deny that she
failed to obey the orders , for the
observance of Armistice day, but de
fended her conduct on the ground
that she did not believe In. patriot
ism;" Mr. Mortenson said. .
Miss Lloyd will be tried before the
school administration cqmmlttee.
WEATHER
FAIR AND
WARMER
BULLETIN
Theatrical News
and Views,
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MEMPHIS, TEKN., SATUKDA Y
mm.
eamh wnvn htf 'the anasult vlctfmf lmi-e.f
to win alL the prizes. The boys
should get busy at once.
Write the million-dollar editor how
you would spend this money. Win
one of the 20 cash prizes offered by
The Jfewa Scimitar. .
Remember any school child in the
territory served by The News Soimi
tar is eligible. . , - ,
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BANDIT SLAIN BY ;
POLICE CHAUFFEUR
(By International News Service.)
CHICAGO, Nov. 20 Efforts are
being made today to identify a well-
dressed bandit who was shot and
killed by Horace O'Dell. chauffeur,
for' John Alcock, first deputy super
intendent of police, during an at
tempted holdup. Police are 'seeking
two companions of the dead bandit.
One is believed to have been
wounded.
The shooting followed the ban
dits' attempt to rob O'Dell as he
waited in the automobile in front of
Alcock's home. As he stepped out
of the car O'Dell drew a gun and
routed the bandits In a revolver bat
tle. .
WAGE ULTIMATUM
IN FINISH FIGHT
BY MILDRED MORRIS.
(International News Service Staff
Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20. "No re
duction In wages"' is organized la
bor's ultimatum to the employers.
K k Morrlgon retarv .of
Amerlcan Federation of Labor.
the
an-
nounced todav.
In line with policies determined
by the executive council, which has
Just adjourned, the federation will
call at onoe the 116 international
unions affiliated with it to unite in
resisting wage cuts, Morrison said.
Antiunion employers have wot tne
stag" for a bitter open war, members
of the council stated, and labor will
use all the power and resources at
its command to fight them "to a
finish." '
2,000 RETURN TO WORK.
TOLEDO, O., Nov. 20. Two thou
sand men have been put back at work
in the parts department of the
Willys-Overland Automobile com
pany, according to announcement
made here by Vice-President Kilpat
ricli. In charge of production. The
announcement carries the statement
that there has been no reduction in
wagps. The entire plant was shut
down recently. .
INCREASE CAPITAL STOCK.
PITTSBURGH, Nov. 20. Stock
holders, of the Wentlnghouse Kloetrlc
and Manufacturing company have
voted to increase tho capital stocn
from $76,000,000 to l 25,000,000. The
directors were authorized to increase
the indebtedness of the company by
30,000,090. , i
LABOR HURLS HOT
AFTERNOON, NOVEMBER 120. 1920.
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Reconsideration to ' Clarify
Article Providing for Filing
of .AlhTreaties Sought in
Resolution. t '
(By the Associated Press.)
GENEVA, Nov. 20. The first
formal step looking toward the re
vision of the covenant of the league
of nations was token by the assem
bly of the league at today's ession,
The Dutch minister of foreign af
fairs, H. A. Van Karnabeek, intro
duced a resolution for v reconsidera
tion of article 18, having to do with
the registration of treaties.
The resolution provides that the
reconsideration be conducted either
by the assembly ltRelf or by a com
mittee, to make the meaning of the
article clearer.
Jonkheer Van Karnabeek , first
called attention to this article of
the covenant at yesterday s session
He said there were several inter
pretations of the article, which In
brief, provides that trout ies between
nations shall not be binding until
thev are registered with the league,
and proposed that it be studied
carefully with a view to its ciarin
cation.
(The text of article 18 reads: "hv-
erv treaty or international engage
ment entered into hereafter by uny
member of the leasue shall be forth
with registered with the secretariat
and shall, as soon as possible, be
published by It. No such treaty or
International engagement shall be
binding until so registered.")
(Bv International News Service.)
LONDON, Nov. 20. It is reported
In Geneva that the Jrencn repre
sentatlves to tha league of nations
assembly meeting have delivered pn
ultimatum threatening the with
drawal of Ftanrc from the league I
LEAGUEBISION'
ASKED AT GENEVA
BY DUTCH ENVOY
Germany is admitted at the present
session, according to an Exchange
Telegraph dispatch from Genoa to
day. Fiance, said the Fxchftnge Tele
graph correspondent. fletnandR that
Germany's admission to the league
he delayed for at least six months
In order to determine if Cermany is
acting in good .faith. Tho French
seek delay for tho further purpose
of ascertaining what action the
United States intends to take fol
lowing the Inauguration of I'resl-dent-clect
Harding in March.
France is reported to have agreed
to the admission of Austria and
"Bulgaria to the league.
(By the Associated Press.)
GKNKVA, Nov. 20. An interna
tional military force with an Inter
national staff was proposed to the
ascembly of the league of nations
today bv Senator Henri LaFontaitk.-,
of the Belpmn delegation.
Senator LaFontains had some
what startled the assembly by de
claring thflt the world was not yet
ready for disarmament.
"ft is necesnaur to say frankly to
the people," Imi said, "fliat the time
for dinarmament has not yet come.'
Before the world could disarm, he
added, "entirely different ideas than
those that prevailed before the war
must be Inculcated and applied."
He proposed that the armaments
and arm'es be comprised in an inter
national force fWith an international
staff, ready to be used Wn the cause
of right" in such a case as arose
from the present situation of Ar
menia. -
C Price Thrfee Cents V
HARVARD PICKED
Crowd of Over 70,000 Will
Watch Elevens in Yale Bowl
-Illinois and Ohio State Meet
for Conference Title.
BY JACK VEIOCK.
(International News Sporting Editor.) j
WiSW HAVEN. Conn.. Nov. 20.
Encircled by a colossal and colorful
crowd of more than 70,000 wildly en
thusiastic -football fans, Yale and
Harvard met here today in Tale's
great bowl.
Rich In tradition, always an object
of country-wide interest and ranking
as the blue-ribbon event of the foot
ball year, the annual clash between
the Blue and the Crimson held the
spotlight as the outstanding attrac
tion or a dying season.
Harvard will go Into the game to
day favored in the betting. The big
red team from Cambridge has shown
consistent power all -season and the
wiseacres figure that Coaqh Bob
Fisher's proteges, with one of the
sturdiest lines in the country and a
backfield made up of speedy and ver
satile players will be able to ride to
victory over the Bulldogs.
The game today will be the 39th
between the rival schools, .The se-v
ries was started in 1875, but, lunllke
the Yale-I'rinceton series. It did not
continue without interruption. There
were breaks In 1877. 1(85 and 1888.
but each ttnv .relations were renewed
after one season., A disagreement
growing out of the game of 18M led
to the calling' off of gatnrn in the
next two season but after an acree-
ment bad been (cached tn the winter
of 1896-87 , the series waa reeameu
and continued unbroken until the
time of the world war. No games
were played in 1S17 or 1918. '
Yale has a big lead over I larva ra
in victories, the count at the present
time standing 23 victories for Yale,
10 for Harvard, and b tie games. In
the early days of this series a Har-
vard victory was unusual, so much
so that up to 1910 the Crimson, haa
won only 6 games of 80 played, los
ing 22 and tieing 3. An idea of the
way thft dories went may be gained
from the fact -that Harvard's Vlcto.
rte were ecoreS-lJl7f. 1198,
mui ana iub. ,
The tide began to turn In 190S
ter Yale had won 6 successive victo
ries over the Crimson. Harvard won
In 1908, tied the games of 1910 and
1911, and followed with 4 successive
victories. Of the last 10 games Har
vard has won 6. tied 2 and lost 2.
Quite a difference from the old days!
Tn tho rame or xaio was me
winner, though the F.lis failed w
score. Under the rules prevailing
that season "in a game, otherwise a
tie, the team scoring four or more
safeties less than Its opponents shall
win the game."
The Complete List.
The complete list of Yale-Harvard
games tP date follows:
1875 Harvard, 4 goals; Yale 0.
1876 Yale, 1 goal; Harvard 0.
1877 No game.
1878 Yale, 1 goal: Harvard 0.
1879 Yale, m Harvard 0.
1880 Yale, 1 g.. td.; Harvard 0.
1881 Yale, 0; Harvard, 4 safeties.
1882 Yale, 1 g., 4 tds.; Harvard
2 safeties.
1883 Yale, 23; Harvard 2.
1884 Yale. 48; Harvard, 0.
1885 No game.
18S6Yale, 29: Harvard, 4.
1887 Yale, 17; Harvard, 8.
1888 No game. i
1889 Yale. 6; Harvard. 0.
1890 Harvard, 12; Yale, .
1891 Yale, 10; Harvard. 0.
.1892 Yale, 6; Harvard, 0.
893 Yale, : Harvard. 0.
1894 Yale, 12: Harvard, 4.
1895 No game.
189S No game,
1897 Harvard, 0; Yale, 0. ,
1898 Harvard, 17; Yale, 0.
1899 Yule, 0; Harvard. (I.
1900 Yalo,28; Harvard, 0.
1901 Harvard, 22: Yale, 0.
1902 Vale, 23; Harvard, 0.
1903 Yale, 18; Harvard, 0.
1904 Yale, 12; Harvard, 0.
1905 r-Yaie, 6; Harvard. 0.
1908 Yale, 6; Harvard, 0.
1907 Yale, 12; Harvard, 0.
1908 Harvard. 4; Yale, 0.
1909 Vale, 8; Harvard, 0.
1910 Harvard, 0; Yale, 0.
1911 Harvard, 0: Yalo, 0.
1912 Harvard. 20; Yale. 0.
1913 Harvard, 15; Yale, 0.
1914 Harvard. 36; Yale. 0.
1915 Harvard, 41; Yale, 0.
1916 Yale, 6; Harvard, 3.
1917 No game.
1918 No game.
1919 Hnrvard, 10; Tale, 3.
Victories Yale, 23; Harvard, 10.
Tie games 5.
Other Big- Games Today.
While Ya!e and Harvard are bat.
tling at Y'ale bowl today no less
than a dozen big games hetweeir old
rivals In various sections of the
country will be under way.
. Dartmouth and Brown will hold
the stage at Boston In a game that
promises to be one of the hottext of
the season. At the same time Hyra
cuse will take on ColgHte at Syra
cuse, and Columbia will meet Penn
sylvania at the Folo grounds In New
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Carnesie Tech will take on an old
rival at Pittsburgh in Washington
and Jefferson. This game always at
trartx Interest in the Smoky City and
should draw a fine crowd.
The biggest game or the schedule
outside of the Yale-Harvard contest,
however, will be staged at T'rbana,
III., where the Illinois will clash with
their rivals for the Big Ten cham
pionship the crack eleven from Ohio
State. Other conference games will
be played between Indiana and Pur
duo at Lafayette; Minnesota and
Michigan, at Minneapolis, and Chi
caRO and Wisconsin at Chicago.
The strong Nebraska Comhuskers
will entertain the Mlchlitan Asgles
at Lincoln today and are touted to
win with comparatiw ease. Notre
Dame's great eleven will tackle the
Purple grldders of Northwestern at
Kvanston. Iowa State will meet Iowa
at Ames.
FOUBTEEX TAGES.
D
NEGRO'S VICTIM
MYRTLE MORRIS.
(Enlarged from group picture tak
en at school.)
GiRL COULDN'T
GET INTO HOI .
FRIEND STATES
Mrs. Stephens, Wtyse Home
Victim Had Just Left, Says
Myrtle Found frontDoor
Locked. .,' " -T
Myrtle Morris Was locked from &t
home and after going to friends to
secure a Dlace to remain all night,
was returning to soe again if she
could not get In home, according to
Mrs. J. C. Stephens, 720 Mississippi
boulevard. The girl visited Mrs.
Stephens and It was from the lat
ter s residence that she ''Was com
ing back to town when the assault
occurred. .
The Morris girl did not reach the
Stephens home until nearly mil
night, Mrs. Stephens declared. At
this time she had hot been attacked
or showed any eigne of -struggle,
the woman declared, i ,. - v,,;
' "Myrtle came-here and told -m
she wanted to stay all nlgBt,- UnA
Stephens said. "She Said she hal
been to the barber shop to get her
hair cut.. She haa pretty, black,
bobbed hair and it had Just been
trimmed last night."
"I asked why, she did not go home
and she told me that after she left
the barber shop she did but that the
front door was locked. She said her
little sister was sitting on the front
steps crying, also locked out.
Had No Carfare.
'I was afraid to crowl In the win
dow.' the girl told me," said Mrs.
Stephens.
"When Myrtle left here I Inquired
or my brother-in-law if he thought
she could catch a car. Her mother
this morning told me over the phone
that Myrtle did not have car fare.
She must have walked to town and
I am positive that she walked out
nere.
"I met the girl at Oliver Flnne's,
where f waa employed for a time,
The Morrises only about three weeks
ago moved from Alabama street to
the Vance avenue house. I do not
know the mother well, having seen
her only at the Ollver-Flnne place
where she at times has been fore
lady." ,
"Myrtle had On a long brokn coat,
a dark skirt and, I think, a white
middy. She had on no hat last night
"Mrs. Morris told me this morn
ing that she thought Myrtle had
come out here' to stay all night. Sev
eral times the girl haa stayed here
an nigni. '
Gift Declares She
Broke Watch Chain
For Indehtification
The girl. In a statement to De
tectlve Inspector Griffin. Saturday
morning, declared that she knew she
was going to be assaulted when the
negro seized her, and that she de
liberately broke his watch chain In
an attem.pt to furnish police a clow
lor identification later.
Detective Inspector Griffin ob
statement from the girl at St. Jo
seph's hospital. She told him she
had gone to a barber shop at about
7 o'clock Friday night, to have her
nair trimmed. She wears her hall
bobbed. From the barber shon she went 3
the home of her friend. Miss Nellie
btevens, 720 Mississippi avenue,
Alter attending a picture show, the
girls returned to Miss Stevens' home,
and It was from there that Myrtle
started walking to her home on
Vance avenue.
Everyone but Chief Griffin was re
quested to leave the room while
Myrtle torn her story, which was
said to have been given in detail to
urirrm.
She said she was struck by
brick, but police are inclined to think
et the negro struck the girl with
his rist.
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mir v,i, ..in umi iit-i nuiikii.
,n 'eaklng the negro's watch chain
I""" '" Permit it to fall o tne
, round lhat he could be' Identl
Ined later, for she realised she said
that sh, would be assaulted.
-FOUND DEADIN BATH.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20. Con
gressman Manion m. uariana, o
Pittsburgh, Republican repersenta
tlve at laraw from 1'ennsylvania, was
found dead in the bathroom of hi
home here late today. Death Was
due to heart disease. Mr. Garland
returned to Washington from Pitts
burg Wednesday.
TEXTILE MILLS CLOSING.
CHARLOTTE, N. C, Nov. 20. An
nouncetnent of the closing down of
the Chadwlck-Hosklns chain of cot
ton mills, four at Charlotte and one
at Martinsville, Va., the largest chai
of mills in this section, developed
that the majority of the hundreds
of textile mills in this section are
Idlei. while the mills operating are
running on only part tune.
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NUMBER 278. .
BITAIGRIE
Girl Victim, Propped in Hos
pital Bed, Recites Events of
Night of Horror Describes
Assailant.
"I can see hie face. - ,.,.,-.,. , "
"It Is here now.
"I know I will always see it. .
"I would fcnow It anywhere." ; ,"
Her left eye terribly bloodshot, ,.
and almost closed, the flesh about it
blackened and swollen, and her ten ...
der neck and arms plainly showing
marks of fingers and nails, pretty .
Myrtle Morris, 14, told the story of
the brutal assault upon her by !a
negro Friday nlgbj, while she lay In
a bed at St. Joseph's hospital Sat
urday looming.
Myrtle, black ' bobbed hair and
dark eyes, smiled faintly from her
bed as her visitor sat down, while
Dr. S. F. Strain, St. Joseph'e In
terns, and a nurse stood by.
The smile was but for an instant.
The child mind drifted back quickly
to the Friday night scene in the yard
alongside the Memphis Machine
works on Vance avenue, little more
than two blocks from the main traf-
tie artery of the city. , , ,
The look on her face was pttlfuL
The nurse In the room turnefl a way.
una bis to permit her mind to center
on the assault as it reflected In
the suffering eye.
Cuddlei Against mow. ,
The eirl was like a minted animal.
She had bunched tip her pillow, and
had cuddled herself against It, draw-. '
lng her Tody up against the down.
She seemed afraid to look at other
patients In the roonn who, however, .
were not acquainted with theacs
In her case, ....'
The girl wa not reluctant xo ten :
the story when she was told that her 4
description ot 4he vnegrw would ma- '
terialtyatd tn.r ponce., bui enp eauv
My memory"" Misty." v-
"I can see him. and yet I n
not tell you what his face looks like,
although I know he had brown skin,
and wan not black, but never will I
forget him, and if you could brine
him here, I would know him.".
As From Dream.
Then Myrtle. In a low voice.
seemed to call herself hack from a
dream, as she told of the assault
and the few terrible minutes which
led up to it. The details are revolt
ing. But part of the story can pe
(Continued on Pago 14. Column t.)
POSTOFFICE SAFE
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(Special to The News 8cimitar.)
DREKDKN. Tenn.. Nov. 20. Yeiffce
last night blew the safe in the Dres
den postoffice and the vault In the
Peoples bank, escaping with about
$200 in etamps and about $50 In
money. Entrance was effected
tlirough windows at both places. An
automobile party, which arrived in
the town early last evening witn en
gine trouble and which is missing
this morning, Is believed to know
something of the thefts..
In the postoffice the robbers forced
the cash drawers and desks before
turning attention to the safe., Later
the safe was blown and the stamp
and money taken.
Following this, entrance was gained
to the bank. Picking out the vault,
the yeggmen had little trouble in
blowing It open. From this they are
believed to have secured a small sum.
An attempt to blow the nafe wbetvln
the money and bonds of the bank
were kept, proved futile. Indica
tlons this morning ere lhat the
thieves were frightened away before
they could give tHelr attention to the
safe.
Nearby towns have been notified
and warned to keep a lookout for the
robbers. No description Is available.
Several people of the town remem
bered hearing two muffled explosion
about midnight, but attached no si
nlficance t? them.
COLLIERVILLE SECTION f
QUIET AFTE MURDERS
No Eace Outbreak Expected
Following Killing of Farmer
COLLIERVILLE. Tenn., Nov. 20.
No further trouble Is anticipated
in the Morrison farm district fol
lowing the killing of John Harris,
sged 40, and Gus Key, negro, aged
about 22. Threats ot violence heard
Immediately after the crime have
ceased and the incident apparently
has ended.
Reports today show that Harrle
was making the rounds of the negro
homes to locate some corn stolen
from his uncle. He met Key end
asked him to accompany him to tha
home of another negro. On reach
ing the home. Key opened fire on
Harris, who returned the shots, kill
ing the negro before he fell dead.
Harris Is survived by a bride of
three weeks. '
COMPTROLLER ISSUES
BANK CONDITION CALL
WASHINGTON. Nov. JO. The
comptroller of the currency today
issued a call for the condition of l
national banks at the close 0? busi
ness Nov. 1&. '
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