Burlington News, The (Newspaper) - January 26, 1923, Burlington, North Carolina THE BLPLINGTON NEWS Devoted to U wugiiling Alammnce County and to the Beit Interests of Our People. B Vol. No. 40 Burlington, N. C., Friday, January 26, 1923 No. 79 ELON TRUSTEES TO RAISE A FUND OF Will Rebuild Administration Building At A Cost of One Hundred and Fifty Thousand New Building to Be Ready For Fall Term THE CONSTRUCTION .OF LIBRARY BUILDING AND SCIENCE HALL WILL FOLLOW. W. E. Sharpe Will Manage Burlington and Alamance County Campaign. Elon College, Jan. Board of Trustees of Elon Col- lege, in session yesterday, adopted as a cnosequenee of the recent fire here which de- stroyed the administration building and library, plans to launch a campaign for 000 for a greater Elon, which includes the erection of an ad- ministration building to cost to be ready by the opening of the school term next fall, this to be followed by a library building and sci- ence hall. While there was sorrow over the the ELON CITIZENS WILL HELP COLLEGE Elon College, Jan. citi- zens of the town of Elon College held a mass meeting last night to start a campaign for funds to help replace the burned Administration of the college. Inclement weather death, unable to tell of the attack on made the number present somewhat i them. small, but enlhusiasm was lot-lack- The series ax crimes, each fol- lowing a well-defined trail, have baf- fled tiic police for two years. One series of victims have been grocers and their wives; All have been for- eigners, who wers assaulted in the stores. Nine were killed and 15 OB 1MB If HOJTOOIITEO Birmingham, Jan. 2S, With: 1C persons killed by ax assailants in two years, and 17 terribly wounded, the police turned every resource at their command into a city-wide hunt for the assailant of Luigi and Jose- phine Viterello, the latest victims, who grocery store. The man and woman are still lingering between life and Ill The Arctic Ice and Coal company, of Greensboro, with a big branch Attorney General Coco Places business in Burlington, also witi. branches Blame for the LouUianft Disorders on Klan. THE OPEN HEARING ENDS Says Evidence Gathered at the Hearing Will Be Presented to the Grand Jury. Courthouse, Bastrop, LH., Jan. 25. Ku Klux Klan is charged .by the State of Louisiana with the re- were found near death at a for the condition of at Winston-Salem, High Point am] Wilmington, has been placed in the hands of a receiver, upon petition of creditors, Judge A. M. Stack in Guilfdrd Superior court, signing the order. The petitioner was Joe Lowe Co., Inc., of Philadelphia, who allege that the Arctic company owes the con- cern and others, around in all. Assets are more than including capital stock, the president of the company, W. C. Boren, as- ing. The meeting was opened by Mayor J. J. Lambeth and speeches by sev- eral leading citizens followed. The goal set was The following campaign committee was appointed: Chairman, C. D. j wounded in Ibis series. Robbery was Johnston, C. A. Hughes, Dr. S. ii.t motive. Caddell, Mrs. J. W. Patton, .W. V. In the other series the v) 'ms were Huffines, Alfred Apple and Mrs. E.! white men and negro women, appar- B. Huffines. ently killed for having immoral rc- lations. In both kin'fls of crimes j axes or sim.ilar implements were i used. INJUID1HU CBLLIPSE 'CITIZENS COMMITTEE' IffiTt Lawrence, Kan., Jan. man was buried ali id scores of' J basemcnt wall of the Little Rock, Jan. loss of the ancient landmark, administration building, the orieinal j VapeV mill oncn conducted by the building of the plant, and the one; body of -pei-clli has beer, j legislative investigating committee around which the sacred and hal- j recovered. The police nnd firemen j into the irccent oulbreaks on the lowed associations of the early days are searching the debris for other of the college centered, neverthe- j less a spirit of optimism pervaded the entire session of the board. It was especially gratifying lo the col- lego and board members that Dr. j W. S. Long, now living in retire- ment at Chapel Hill, the founder and first president of the college, could be present and could lend his coun- cil and advice to the meeting. Also there sal wilh the board the presi- dent of the Southern Christian con- vention, Dr. L. E. Smith of Nor- folk, Va., the secretary of mission, r, Missom.; N'orth Arkansas Railway at I Harrison, testified that the "wrong I man" was picked by three masked regulators "who hanged E. C. Gregor, the. striking railroad. worker, to c trestle' .near there, for the..nllcgfui New York, Jan. per- sons were when a passenger train on the Third Avenue elevated, crashed into the rear end of a stand- ing coal "work train, William Wil- liamson, slightly injured motorman, Dr. J. 0. Atkinson, and the super- declared he did not see the dim lights intendent of the Christian orphan-1 of the coal work cars because of a age, Mr. Charles -D. Johnston. heavy fog. Wet slippery rails pre- A building committee consisting i vented hjm making the emergency of President W. A. Harper, Mr. D. j stop, he said. R. Fonviile, Dr. R .M. Morrow, Col. bridge burning and otlur depreda- tions against the railroad. Deposi- tions of three Missouri citizens de- clared positively that Gregor was working near Forsythc, Mo., when the sabotage occurred, that it was impossible for him lo lake part in the affair. F. L. Williamson, Col. R. L. Holt, and Supt. Charles D. Johnston was appointed, and given instructions to proceed immediately with the erec- tion of an administration building to cost this to be follow- ed by a library and science build- An emergency fund SLEET AND ICE YESTERDAY. The sleet storm of yesterday crip- Diamonds valued at 5500 arc be- lieved to have melted from the ef- plcd things in general further south i fects of n fire into which they were in Georgia. Moving northward, how-1 thrown by mistake yesterday ever, it became graduatty weaker and arriving here, did little damage. Mrs. W. J. Evans, of North when Main street, took a handful of peanut So far as Burlington is concerned j hulls from the mantlepiece and committee' about the only pranks of the storm threw them into the open grate fire. was constituted to have general over- charge and direction of the plans of the college in raising the necessary to build and equip tho greater Elon. This committee con- sisted of Col. E. E. Holland, Lieut. Gov. J. E. West, Hon. K. B. John son, Dr. W. II. Boone, Mr. J. D. Gray, Dr. J. 0 were confined to .breaking of rotten j Her rings, accustomed to remain limbs from the trees and a few light i the mantlepiece over night, had not been put on her finger, and were among the hulls. It was two hours and phone wires snapped and weighted to the ground. No doubt there were a few sudden later when Mrs. Evans discovered her bumps, the result of slip-upts during loss. the early hours when the ice was1 Mrs. Evans stated that her usual hard on the streets and custom was to put her rings on as i Atkinson, Dr. L. E. i but no injuries were suffered so far' !oon as she rose1 in the morning, I lawlessness and disorder in the More- house parish which culminated in murder by torture of Watt Daniel and Thomas F. Richards. Attorney General Coco made the charge, in announcing a discontinuance of tnc !l5 open hearing untjl "further circum- Klscr. wl that the company is insolvent, but admits that it has not hcpn possible to pay all bills lately, and agreed to a receivership in order that all creditors might get 100 cents he expressed it. ho is mayor of Greensboro, was named receiver, with bond set at ipen stances make necessary its resump- tion." "It is my painful duty lo refer to the deplorable conditions in this par- ish as revealed by the Attorney Coco said. "Proof is con- vincing that since the advent of the klan in this parish there has gradu-! y arisen a condition -of disorder! and lawlessness which ripened into! ccivi'd showing that the attendance super-government of its own from h which a reign of terror resulted. Thr at thu parish was the scene of riot bloodshed when the governor ordered I troops here. While it may be con- ceded that many Klansmen did not actually participate and encourage the acts of lawlessness and crime which culminated in the murder of Already many cards are being rc- [illelidance at the big Chamber of Commerce [lay evening ill be largely attcded. Mr. F. L. Williamson is tendering 1 this banquet as an evidence of his Daniels and Richards, it must never- theless be deemed responsible there- for, by reason of their silence and inaction. These offenses and crimeF, were committed in the name of the order, and under the prelection of its regalia and under the leadership of its officers, the principle of which i has. brought about a condition in this parish which is a blot .upon our civil- interest in Burlington ,and in his desire to see this important organi- zation get back on its feet and there will be no cost to the members or to the Chamber of Commerce. We are sure that the members will show their appreciation of Colonel Wil- liamson's magnanimity by seeing that there is a 100 per cent attendance. We are looking forward to an cn- ihusiaslie meeting and are sure that this get-together dinner will put new life and energy in this organins- _. Attorney Coco declared many sons had been identified as connect- with many acts of violence and crimes and that the evidence would be placed before the grand jury for action. CENSORSHIP BY FRENCH SHIELD DEVELOPMENTS HBVflKIE Pftris, Jan. 24. France offers to grant a two-year indemnity mora- torium to Germany, on condition the Germans pay in gold and goods in the meantime and pledge the nation's wealth to the allies. This is the plan worked out by the French for presentation to the repar- to Following extend Germany Strike of All German Railway Workers in the RuhiJ Re- ported On in Full. OCCUPIED AREA ENTIRELY CUT OFF FROM GERMANY French Troops Form An penetrable Cordon of Steel Around Industrial Zone. are two Essen, Jan. ttrike of all German Railway in the Ruhr is reported as having befun. The' tightening up of censorship by the French military developments even from dents within the ring of bayonets. ations' commission, is features: 1. Moratorium 'cars. 2. In tlie meantime, must pay gold marks-j ,hs jnvaders have drawn tifht in foreign currency and H iii the occupied area, which ft 100 gold marks in goods and materi- als of various kinds. 3. Germany must transmit to the reparations commission a 25 per cent mortgage on all real property (as se- curity) and a quarter of the shares of all corporations. Germany must permit the rep- arations commission to auction off cut off not only from the rest of Germany to the cast, north and south but from the Rhineland on the west as well. Many troops withdrawn from tho elites yesterday have been flung in an impenetrable cordon of steel about the industrial zone along the the German state-owned railroads, j 1'ne the French intend to make the the salt and tobacco monopolies and: border for the next two years, other monopolies to the highest bid-1 to reports from both [ler, the benefits to apply upon the reparations owed by Germany. The French offer is conditional up- on Germany raising an internal loan gold marks fully by February 15, when J :he offer expires. The plan provides shall retain the Ruhr coal fields and French and German sources. After the courtmartial trial Mayencc, al which Herr Schlutius, Director of Finance of DusseldorflF, and Herr Raifreizcn, miner director, was sentenced to a year's imprison- mcnt with suspended sentence for that France' opposition to invaders, scntmcnt flamed up. German re Rioting in the town. other penalties until the moratorium i Mnyence broke out, but French expires. troops took charge and are policing France has made complete plans for operating the great Ruhr indus- trial region. The plans call fo abso- lute control of the miles, railroads and public utilities. STOCK OF IS'MITH t QUALLS BADLY DAMAGED BY WATER Smith Quails, wholesale mer- chants, North Main street, seem to have been the most seriously affect- ed storm victims here. An accu- mulation of snou- and sleet on the Invading Troops Clash with German Citiicni. Essen, Jan. 25. Belgian troops shot and wounded a German citizen at Ended as a result of a quarrel, and: beat civilians inAa clash hnusor.. ,r.. j-1 PRESIDENT HOARDING BACK AFTER 1LLNESJ. Washington, Jan. 25.--President Augusta, Jan. Investigation r.to the which gutted tin- now Garrison on a douMown corner yesterday, with a loss uf ap- oximtely lias been In-gun. fire department officials will seek o determine the cause of a t made public a radiogram lo the I'.litor of the North American Review from Ambassador Harvey, en to London. It was, in part, as follows: "I wish to dcr.y in my ii'.mc any such slalemcnl? or nons. 1 berg, who had his pocket. The others were not armed. As Fulco bowled along Bedford avenue many cars passed them and he paid no attention to a Nash coupe containing four men which ranged alongside and grimed the sedan. Bui a little further alonu1 at Lin- coln road and Bedfrod avenue, the am ill full and complete with Secretary Hughes, and 1 -ave noli uttered a word that roul'l. by the j wildcsl stretch of the imagination, be construed lo Ihe contrary." occupants oC startled when sharply the the front, of sedan coupe them. swung Fulco treasury departments to curtail the! statements made by Lynch in his supplies of intoxicants received aflidavit, the police believe they have through diplomatic permits. Publish-! located one of the principal sources ed reports, attributed to anonymous of such intoxicants, police sources, however, that some Further disclosures, however, arc the recent' expected by prohibition agents to C'libiin le- show that not all of the liquors sold gation resulted in a visit to the state I in recent months in Washington as department of the of the liquor seized in raid had come from thi GOVERNOR HARDEE CONSIDERS THE PEACOCK CASE. Tallahassee, Fin., Jan. ernor 'Hurdec, following :i 'hearing late today, took under .vlviscmonl the question of whether IT. J. W. Peacock', who escaped last year from the, criminal insane depmtmcnt of the North Carolina prnitenllary, should be extradited fhctv to answer n charge of breaking .'i insti- tution. It WHS indicated :hat a de- cision was not likely for a: least two days. Dr. Peacock recency was de- clared sane al Arcadia, legation "emhsasy have been of such Dr. Arluro Padroy Almeida, and n' quality but rather of a poor grade public statement by him thai was and of the "home made" variety, in entire ignorance of any "alleged Revenue Agent Ruby, who con- served into the curb and stopped, selling of liquor" al the legation. j ducted the arrest of Lynch, said According to when he I At the slate department, he is un-j from books found in the lat'or's pos- saw Ihe highwavmcii' approaching j del-stood lo have inquired of Under session, it was evident liquor traf- .the car with their revolvers drawn, Secretary Phillips if there was any I..........- Ihe ordered Fulco to drive on. The i I" "IP. published stories latter, he -aid, scorned reluctant lo I I-ynch had named Ihe Cuban legii do Ibis and began arguing with them about culling in ahead of him. Ac- cording lo Ginsberg, seemed be trying to delay. NEW YORK COTTON MARKET Open lliligh Low Close January ...28.-IO 2S..U1 2S.25 28.32 March ___2S.72 28.71! 2S..I7 28.5.1 May ......28.00 2S.OO 28.fill July ......2S.52 2H.52 28.40 October ...2IU3 20.18 December 20.03 25.71 25.71 Spots, 2S.CO, unchanged. tion in an affidavit as one source of through his office alone had amounted to hundreds of thousands of dollars in the last six months. Lyneh's patrons, according to his his supplies as n middle man lie-; hooks, Ruby said, included not only fwcoii diplomatic sources and known citizens and members of loggers in the national capital. Ho! society here, but hotels and boot- leggers. The list of patrons runs was said to have been told that no such information had been laid be- fore the department officially. well over a hundred, it was added. The prohibition bureau tins protest- High federal prohibition officials, ed to Ihe Treasury Department remained silent, refusing to discuss, against the alleged importations of the al Ibis lime, bul it was I liquor by one legation, it was learned .said thai Kdgar N. Read, divisional' at the Treasury Department to.lay. chief of prohibition enforcement bureau is said to have pointed fleers here, lutd taken under tho magnitude of the legation's the aflidavit signed by Lynch] liquor orders and the small staff.