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Burlington News, The (Newspaper) - August 9, 1927, Burlington, North Carolina THE BURLINGTON NE Devoted to Upbuilding Alamance County and to the Best Interests of Our People. v- Vu' Vol. No. 45 Burlington, N. C, Tuesday, August 9, 1927 No. 38 Thursday Golden Rule Day In Burlington Slayer of Polieman iflY OF GENERAL WOOD Captured By Posse ITMffl TO Hunted in Woods Section of Wilson County for Seven Hours, Eugene Mason, 45, Alleged Slayer of Joe Ellis, Captured. CARRIED TO COUNTY JAIL, HELD FOR KILLING Pounds of Golden Leaf Sold IGOLDEN RULE DAY i NEXT THURSDAY: EXPELLED fly THE PARTY Full Military Honors Paid Body of the Late General Leonard Wood in Arlington. Washington, Aug. 'the "-taps' hills, rolled I 1HE BJICE Major i General Leonard Wood was bur- Clark Will Oppose Johnson Who Strictly Wet, and O. Max Gardner for the Place. Golden Harvest of Bright eaf Tobacco Was Auction- ed Off ,in Border Belt To- day At An Average Range i Around 20 Cents. Merchants Have Offered Number of Attractive Crowd Expected. j last faint notes of Fight of Long Period of Time is over the Virginia Finished by Both Being- Rail. roaded From the Party. I led among his soldier comrades in Arlington National cemetery. j Moscow, Aug.- and j Hig grave was m a little knoiij Raleigh, Aug. capital jZmovieff have been expelled from overlooking. Washington and the I received without comment today i EverythingPointing to Sea-! SEASON USHERED IN VERY AUSPICIOUSLY oi1 the gray stretches of the announcement of the candi- Luther Another Of- ficer. Reported in Critical I Central Coinmittee _on lion, ut Has Slsghtj Communist party, by an over-..river. Nearby stands the mast of dacy oi' A. C. Clark, of Burgaw, rj whelming vote of the plenum, ac-.the Battleship blown up for the Dcmoc'ratic gubernatorial cording to 'reliable reports today. in the Spanish-American war in j nomination. No official statement has been which gained fame as Free love, trial marriages, birth I Chance For Recovery, Say Physicians. Wilson N. C. Aug. Hunted in the wooded sections of Wilson county for nearly seven hours, Eugene Mason, 45, alleged slayer of Joe Ellis, a policemen, was captured by a posse of 100 men 9 miles from here today. The capture was made near the Nash county. -line when a group of possemen flushed the fugitive Mason was taken to the county jail here and held without bail, charged with the killing of Ellis and probably fatally wounding Luther Barnes; anotljer officer. Shortly before noon today hos- pital attaches reported Barnes's condition as unchanged- through the morning. Physicians said he had a slight chance of recovery.' POSSE OF SEVERAL HUNDRED SEARCH FOR WILSON SLAYER Wilson, Aug. Officers and civilians, estimated at several hundered in number, tbday were scouring a .woody, section near i commander of the famous Rough control, practice of. the evolution Eiders. Near him, too, are the theory and free taxation were in- Pender county issued on the vote as yet. The final expulsion of Trotsky of those fallen warriors, i clnded on thc sand Zmovielf completes the strip-'and over the hill are the memo- man's uplatform. ping of power from these two men rial amphitheatre and the tomb Clark will oppose L. N. Johns- who were once high ir. the Com- of the unknown soldier, j ton, platform is strictly wet, munist councils. For more than a year Trotsky tered the cemetery grounds, and Zmpyieff have been leading volley of 19 gunfl was fired AIU.U the opposition to the present Com- minuta intervals until the body i good liquors and wines be made munist polices and as their op- Was lowered into the grave. Brief I by the government. As the funeral procession en- j pioviding that the .national gov- a eminent buy all the country's sur- at I plus grains and fruit and that son As Big as That of 1926 or Bigger----Big Sea- son Looked For On the Larger Markets. Raleigh, harvest of Aug. close golden' to Thursday is Golden Rule day in 'Burlington and the merchants in anticipation of the large numbers of visitors to the city that day are offer- ing some of the biggest val- ues yet offered to the buying public on Golden Rule day. It will pay you well to come to Burlington on Thursday and1 do your buying at won- derful savings. Many of our merchants have on their an- nual mid-summer sales and this will add to the drawing power of Golden Rule day this month. Come and bring your friends and neighbors next Thursday. Judge Thayer Denies Sentence Revocation j Wires Governor Fuller Asking for Commutation of Sentence for i Sacco and Vanzetti. In 13-Word Sentence Judge Denies Motion For Stay and. Revocation of Sen- tence For Sacco and Van- zetti. pounds of bright loaf tobacco was auctioned off on the South Caro-i BODY OF J. FRANK FOSTER lina or Border Belt, today, with j To BE BURIED RE1DSVILLE Fletcher, Green, of the Amer- ican Federation of Labor, said j here today that he had forward- j ed a telegram to Governor Fuller, of Massachusetts, requesting him to commute the sentence of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Venzetti. Green was here today to deliv- BREVITY OF DECISION CAUSED MUCH SURPRISE Motion Denied Today Was Based Upon Alleged Pre- judice By Him Outside of Court Room While Trial Was Under Way. Bedham, Mass., Aug. a 13-word sentence Judge. Webster er the principal address at the! Thayer today'denied a motion dedication of a memorial to Steph- for a stay and revocation of sen- indications that after all thc figures were compiled, the price! The average would range somewhere Reidsville. N. Aug. been office. has continued they have and simple were the at I Clark declared that his oppon- clepnved of office after the grave j platform was iackjng in Mountains of flowers r from i merit because the liquor question i oma Ion Collins Foster, famous compos-! tence for Nicola Sacco and Bwrtol 01 of Southern melodies at Cal- omeo Vanzetti, doomed to die in vary Baptist chrurch, "the Open the electric chair in state's prison Westminster Abbey of the South' [for a double slaying. His telegram to Governor Full- When the plenum of the Cen- tral commit! last week it the t-tato highway commission, around 20 cents. iwas taken here today for burial _. Throughout eastern South .Car- He waii lhe victim in an automo-1 .s teleSram to Governor Full-; The decision, handed'down in wreck near Boone. He follows: Norfolk 'county superior court, and tne three North Caro- was statesmen, fricndg of reported that army officers, General Wood and the was no longer a state issue. were banked around es would e dstkally dea with: Hany deserted the opposi- tion, but Trotsky and Zinovielf held fast and now pay the penalty V1S' of expulsion. I Wood tralned came from the of Japan. huge floral piece came from and E. I _ taincd a fractured ilma Columbus j caused his Capital politicians, ancj lie in the did not think that either of these b cr.hnp.s in tho iriiVinrnatn-ruil rap entries in the gubernatorial race would seriously effect the running ushered same season was in auspiciously, with 1927. this- morfiiiiiBr to have shot and killed Joe Ellis, a po- liceman, and1 prpbiibly "finally wounded Luther Barnes, another officer. for Been Going on Several Weeki in Sweden. Washington, Aug. to thc scenes of his greatest triumph was borne today the body of Ma- jor General Leonard Wood, for a final resting place in Arlington (National cemetery TUIT of 0. Max Gardner, .of everything pointing to a season big as that of 1920, or bigger. Early reports from the tobacco son of Mr. tor, of -Reidsville. skull, which He was Lhu i long governor. Alvan T. Fuller, PLENTY 10 HIST il .S. An age old custom in North Carolina is for the east to f urn-! ct-ntci-s the belt gathered at ish the governor one term, and thc'llooni brought a note of optimism j west the next. As the east now Jin tobacco circles. With the open-j Lowman Says Will Not Be Neces- has Governor Angus W. McLean in the executive mansion, it is the west's term. Both Clarke and Johnston are from the east. London, Aug. excited it Hvas 'in 'Washington that Wood, and obscure surgeon in the army, rose to chief of staff the highest point in the military establishment. The two officers wore shot! mob of persons attempted The funeral which honored his when they answered a call to Ala- son's home by -his wife, who sent a call for help. Officer Barnes, who was .shot, through the chest, stated -at a local hospital that he believed one of the bullets he lired at his fellow officer's slayer found its mark. As' the two officers approach- ed the Mason home, according toj authorities, Mason was standing strations. on the front iporch, and his aged father was seated nearby. Mason without warning, flashed hig gun, and fired' the bullet which gtruck Ellis' head, and caused instant, deabh, authorities said. Barnes was wounded in the chest, and is believed to have fired at the fleeing man as he fell to the ground. Barnes' condition at 7 o'clock this morning was re- ported as extremely grave, al- though physicians admitted he had a chance to recover. tc stonn the United States lega- forty-two years service as soldier tion at Stockholm, Sweden, last and colonial administrator 'was night, said a Central News dis- atdi from that city today. A strong cordon of mounted police beat back the mob, arresting sev- eral of the ringleaders. one of the most impressive mili- tary ceremonials here in recent years. Despite overcast skies, thousands of Washingtonians paid silent tribute along the fifteen Dfcorderly Scenes took place in mile prcessional route between other parts of the city as the re- j Union Station Plaza and the bu suit of Sacco-Vanzetti demon- r rial grund. Ranking officials of -trations I the- army officiated as pallbearers Swedish .Communists and So-j Public oficials of'every rank par cialists have been active in be- j ticipated in the ceremony Flairs half of Sacco and Vanzetti for (were flown at half staff'on ail snmB buildings. f I General Wood's body arrived Man 18 )at o'clock this morning from [Boston, whore he died early Sun- F FOSTER ing prices apparently keeping up i with last year's opening day aver- j age, tobacconists looked for Dig seasons on the larger tobacco sary to Start Distilleries up for Several eYars. Washington. AUK. ica's supply of medicinal whiskey 1 -j. -M 11 i. Buyi-iiy UL lllliUIv.ullLtl markets m North Carolina' and fe adequate to .meet Intimate jread: Boston, Mass. i Thc motion denied today by "Notwithstanding the thorough'sentence and stay of 'execution investigation which you and the hereby denied, Wcbtter commission you appointed made of the court." ot the record of the trial of Sacco j A and Vanzetti, your examination of A COp> of tne .-.II facts and information obtain- "revity of which caused those> tblc .relative, thereto and your cerned in the case much surpr'uc, that these men had a fair was dispatched from the judges Worcester home to. the court who still entertain grave doubts veiling the house here by Deputy Sheriff regarding their guilt or inno- cence. Everest Caldwell. long period of time inter- The motion denic dtoday by commission Juilsc. Ynayer. was of the court has contributed in a- oi the-, crime and the final decision unon Writer of Southern Melodies Hon-. ored by Many Prominent Citi- zens at Unveiling. Heavy opening day sales were reported from virtually every one (of the several dozen markets in the border area. Indications pouted to the North Carolina j markets selling aiitte in excess of pounds, and the will not be permitted for severi stai w __ 1. 1 __i This announcement was mad by Seymour Lowman, as sistant secretary of the troivsur. I South Carolina markets, consid- Fletcher, Aug morc iu strenffth ot Stephen Collins Foster native inearBr poundi j some time. After shooting the officers, Mason fled through his home by way of the back door and escaped across an adjoining field into a wooded section, where he is ing hunted by a small posse. Au- thorities were informed that an automobile was heard to leave this section at about that time, and they were inclined to believe that Mason made his getaway. Police in all surrounding towns notified of the slaying and wore e ed early Sun- By Judge Jday mominiy following a cranial operation. H was G7 years old and Tom Sutton Gibsonville white had returned fvm the Philippine man, who lives across the Guil- J If lands three months ago on his ford line in Alamance, was given t leave of absence since he assumed th ge ssume te- gover-generalshin ui j.-euBla.- al- President Harding in 1921 I tlon Labor at Hendersonville, Mrs "C resent at the nr I composed of six troopers accom I dedlcatlon of the memorial, the I panied the bier from Boston to somPoser south of the MSon and Dix0n line- shooting in the early hours of thejdered what it's coming to when a morning, and1 a watch put for the fugitive was being maintained for a radius of 100 miles'. It was beleved that, in the event Mason was seriously wounded, 'he would eventually turn up at a hospital in this section for Mason's aged father, who standing on the porch during the shooting, and who was an eye- witness to the complete .affair, was taken into custody. Pend- ing developments in the cas.3. A disturbance in thc Mason home was first reported to the local police department about midnight when they received a call from his wife, who declared Mason was drunk, answered call. A policeman talked with Upon its arrival the body, borne bv a suspended fine of by Judge W. Luther Cates today for an al- leged disturbance with his fam-1 Wood and a guard of honor ily. Fred, a son, signed the paper for his dad, and Claude, anolher son, also went on the witness stand to relate the. events' that caused them to take such action in the'hope of having a peaceful home. Mr. Sutton stated the trouble arose over his attempt to correct a younger son for not doing some thing he told hm to da. He won- of Pennsylvania, but adopted son of Dixie, was perpetuated in the "Open Westminster Abbey of the South' today when a hand- some bronze tablet, affixed to a. native granite boulder, wag un- veiled in honor of the famous composer of Southern melodies. The simple commemorative ex- ercises took place at Calvary Bap- tist church. Greetings from state officials of Pennsylvania and ending a long drawn out fifrh over the question of liquor fo the sick room and the physician" use. The treasury will not' make ui effort at; thc next session of con Florence, onc of the larger j gress to bring about passage of South Carolina markets, reported the whiskey bill, setting up a- semi- sales in excess of pounds, many more thousands of pounds in storage, and prices ranging from 12 to ao cents. Compilation 'of receipts on tho Mullins market showed that place will sell around pounds j pleted by I'ttIe official corporation for'replenish- ment of thc medicinal stocks. A thorough investigation of the stocks of whiskey in originally launched by Gen. L. C. Andrews, ex-dry chief, and coin- Prohibition Commis- Doran, disclosed exists to meet j-a nr-ii. 0.1110 was a1 record sale of nf ada-ress by William Green, h ,flrgeat marhet on lhj I thc "quncments of the count! y dent of the American Federation, South of Labor, and the singing of Fos-1 ter'is songs marked the cere- monies. Prac'ticaliy the entire body of delegates attendng the state con- vention of the American Federa- Mason and Dixon line. President Green paid a glowing oooy, borne by six soldiers wis I l rebIUKllt uleen Pala a carried slowly behind two ranks'trlbute to Foster and his wovk- of troops from the train to tho I "Foster gave to the world the __: 1 Ull, president's room in the I sweetest interpretation of long- there to lie in state "for a Viof. homc and the tenderest iui melodies of yearnings for loved time while the funeral cortege! Reports from Lumbcrton, onc of the largest of the seven North Carolina markets on thc border belt, indicated that today's open- ing sales would total around 000 pounds at an average price of 20 cents. This was not ma- terially different from the opening day sales and prices on the mar- ket last season. DIXIE CHECKERTALENT MEETING TODAY IN SOUTH CAROLINA CITY for en indefinite period. "No emergency exists and action will be taken on the ap- plic'otions of a number ol1 whiskey for licenses to resume distilling-." Lowman said. After Andrews had announced tkat whiskey emergency" may not correct a child without interference. The two elder sons stopped him. Sheriff C. C. Shepherd, Gibson-! sonville offcer, gave-Mr. Sutton' Mrs. Wood, her two formed j i ones far Green said. 'Thev ed by an American C' within the human breast! Spartanburg, S. C., Aug. opened Tho i 7s "ot.the deepest emotions and appeal- j Dixie's checker talent was cen- ihe funeial escort was to ;lll and raCM QJf l itered here today for the 20th an- hwt I mniC ,ck P.lc- he wa-s not direct- nual convention of the Southern j rm opened. The ordered for the last slow march to the iy grave is among! ers aulla, us- a good name for truth and hon- and Leonard Wood Jr pstv and her T-'.. identified with those who per- Checker Association, which be- H j-u-i'm manual Green de- S'ns at 10 o'clock this morning the rough rid-1 dared, 'Foster was none the continues through Saturday. loved by those who do the work i Every state in the South was re- sons, Os-. of the world. They loved his sim- presented, with especially large- esty, but added that he is He appealed-to the general coun- ty court. i democratic hfe he SWISS TfiLEGRAPH CO. RCFUSES TO DELIVER A MESSAGE OF PROTEST and her Wood, s casket in prent ron (r pres'dents room, .who suffered and rel Foster was the composer of i numbei-s from the Carolinas and the sympathetic atti- Georgia, the three states from loomed, with stocks getting low a number of distillers filled form- al applications for the business. With thc failure of the whiskey bill Andrews sought to get an agreement among dstillers to concentrate production in a few plants. The plan still was under discussion when Andrews resigned. The entire Andrews prograir now has been tabled uhtil the treasury considers whiskey stocks exhausted. prejudice by him outsltip, tht; court-room 'of public mind- miner way, cJiarg-tis "f.h.it 'fte ltfho.se ftvcts into ac- from 'the bench, count as well as the mental and Accompanying the dc'iision physical anguish which Sac'co and. a TMtatior by Judge Vanzetti must have undergone ;jll lights to which the defcnc1- during the past seven years, I ap- ants were entitled as a matter peal to you for commutation of of law, whether by exeepcioi, ar- scntence- Peal, or otherwise, had' be.-n I base this.appeal for the ex- savc-rl by tho defense. crc-ise of executive clemency up-! It was not thought probate at on the broad ground-of humanity at the court house 'howrver that and social expediency and in be- in view of the few remaining -half of the millions of men and hours before the tentative time women affiliated with the Amer- for the execution that anv excen- can Federation of Labor.' IB CfiHON THIS 'icicnt Estimates Place the Crop forj the Present Season at i Bales. any excep- tion taken would have any bea'r- ing on thc final outcome of. the i "last-ditch" attempt to save Sacco Vanzetti from the 'electric chair through the Massachusetts courts. landing factor in the cotton sit- ation in the United States this car is the weevil menace, thc rop reporting board ol1 the de- artment of agriculture, announc- il today Washington, Aug. out- CoolMKe Hoped to Make Arm, Conference Crowning Achiave-' ment of Administration. PRECAUTION TAKEN TO PROTECT FEDERAL BUILDINGS IN CAPITAL Washington, Aug. precautions were taken today tr atives px-ecautions were taken today tr manifested toward those j which the association draws most ptate department against ered and sacrificed." of its membership. them M w j enter with j "Swannee and appeared Pale rS UP ship. Among the experts entered in "Old Black i the tournament are G. C. Ray- Old Kentuc'ky Home." and mond, Augusta, Ga., winner of Geneva, Aug. Swiss a thousand men, including Telegraph administration today j from Fort Myer and Fort Hum- refused to transmit to the United- Phreys, Vrginia, was headed bv States minister a Berne a longltlle army band and comnu telegram protesting the! by Major eneral Hanson E execution of Sacco and commandant of the army war --.I -1, 1 .1 1 I -1. _ L ThPrnirt rS UP 'numerous other Southern melo-j the Charlotte tourney last vear, lhe mil tary of almost dies. B. F, Pickett. Nownan'. nf _ f _ the woman, and then returned to j which had been drawn up at Behind the flag-draped IRISH PARTY MESSAGE ASKING FOR CLEMENCY FOR SACCO I B. F: Pickett, Nownan, another of J the state's topnotchers. and Amos j Rissie, Atlanta star. Virgina is to be represented hcadquart call for aid came from Mason's to wife, and officers Bllis and Barnes answered it. It was when they were'iri front oi the Mason home that the shooting started. WEATHER North Carolina, cloudy tonight radical mass meeting, on the i ?on> a friendly government. cais- horse.with saddle I by E.' L. Tin-man, Roanoke; W. H. Mackassey, Petersburg and the Richmond "big 0. F. Ham- ilton, Dr. R. H. Brockwell, A. E. SIXTY KILLED WHEN MANY INJURED WHEN MARKET PLACE COLLAPSED TODAY London, Aug. sons were killed and The P and thc Irish trade union congress today sent a ca- and Wednesday, probably occa- when a market place in the the 1st r sional showers; cooler tonight in (city of Shanghai collapsed the rear of the state military mourning, union congress today sent a ca- Lawrence Held, Miami Champ-' rslow cortege. jblegram to President Coolidge ion, and" John F. Foster, ampn, moved from asking executive clemency in represent the state'of Flo- the capitol half of Sacco and Vanzetti. Thc'rida. avenu to thn W message follows: North Carolina players will in- f Washington Mono-i "Irish labor joins labor in th-'elude Coit M. Robinson, Mvcock rent grounds, nash clemency for Lowell: Harry S. Murray, ment house Whltc er countries of Ireland i j adopted a resolution protesting News dis-jand thence over tho Potomac to; against the Sacco-Vanzetti death possible outbreaks by Sacco-Van- zetti sympathizers, building were closed and barred. All but three entrances to thc Police guards were stationed at tho doors remaining open. All persons entering tho building are carefully watched Secretary of State Kellogg has been the especial target among the Washington officials friends of the condemned men. He has received numerous threat- ening notes i-ecently. W. W. REGISTER, OF SOUTH CAROLINA, WORSE TODAY Florence, S. C. Aug. tion of W. W. Register, 10, who has been kept alive here for mofe than a. month after snapping his neck in a dive into a local swim- Washington, Aug-. in estimating that this President Dawos1 criticism of the would amount to Geneva Tri-Partite naval confer- bales, based on a con- enc.e> in his speech at the dadi- ition of 69.5 per cent of normal cation of the International. Peace n August 1. on 42683.000 acres bridge between the United States nder cultivation on July 1. jand Canada, considerable The weevil infestation; is re- speculation today among ported to be approximately three f itul's practical VV" times as heavy' as it was a1 year j It given added significaiica ago, and i.s thc greatest its has because, in view of President been since 1923 for the same time Coolidgc's "I dp not choose to run of the season. Infestation is for President" statement, Dawea heaviest in Georgia, followed by is considering a leading candidate Louisiana, Florida, South Card- the Republican nomination lina, Texas, Oklahoma, Mississippi 1928. and Arkansas in the order named.! Politicians regarded the speech, Allowance for weevil damage chanvc'teristic of Da-wes for doing made by the board in ai-iving at the unexpected, as a move in' a i'V? production' forecast possible bid for the presidency. y averge wether conditions during Dawes and Cooldige have been ths remainder of the season, and 'at odds frequently on public prospects may be cpected to im- questions, and now Dawes has crit- orovc or decline accordingly as Seized the conference which the weather is less or more President hoped to make One of irsvble for weevil propagation dur- the crowning achievements of'his :iifc tho remainder August and, administration. the first half of September. j Dawes said the Geneva confer- ence lacking in the prepara- N. C. SECOND BASEMAN i tion required to make it a succ'ess. CLAIMS WORLD'S RECORD j Hc described a nava! buildingjf race between the United States and Great Britain as unthinkable.-, FOR ASSIST IN ONE GAME Scotland Neck, N. C., Aug ROTARY CLUB HEARS Meacham Stewart, second base-! PAUL O. SAMPSON. man of the Scotland Nock base----------' ball team, today laid claim to the Paul 0. Sampson ,of thc Nat- world's record for assists in one! ional League of Health of New :am.e- Jersey spoke to the Rotary In a game here yesterday be- j last night 'at the Alamance Hotel, Avcen Scotland Neck and Lewis-Jon food, "The Joy of Eating." ton. Stewart handled 19 assists; He said health was the greatest without an error. The world's asset to man, and health depend- cord in organized baseball is almost entirely on diet. He at-, assists, held jointly by Hal Rhyne' tribnted the "comeback" "of Jack i ivi j 1 1 v- 1.11 C 1J L W tH.N. hel" the ming pool, took a sudden turn for in 1921, with Des Moines in thc'Dempsey and Babe Ruth to dipt x S-..
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